Telegram 8.0 update brings many new features. Hosts can now have livestreams in a Channel or conduct Group Video Calls with unlimited participants. Users will also be able to customise a forwarded message before sending it. Additionally, the instant messaging service has added features such as a new sticker panel, more animated emojis, endless scrolling between Channe...
LinkedIn Stories, the feature that was introduced last year for mobile users to bring short-form ephemeral videos, is leaving the platform on September 30. LinkedIn instead says it has a new experience in plans that would replace the Stories feature.
Amazon is planning to hire 55,000 people for corporate and technology roles globally in the coming months, CEO Andy Jassy said.
A new study shows that virtual meetings with cameras turned on left employees feeling more fatigued than those who were allowed to keep their cameras off.
Google said it was appealing against a EUR 500-million (roughly Rs. 4,320 crores) fine imposed by France's antitrust watchdog in July over a dispute with local media about paying for news content.
Didi will help set up a union for its staff, two people familiar with the plan said, a landmark move in the country's tech sector where unions are extremely rare.
WhatsApp for Android is tipped to provide a Disappearing Mode option in the privacy settings to let users convert their new chat threads into ephemeral chats. WhatsApp is also spotted to be redesigning the contact/ group card on Android.
Money Heist season 5 release date and time in India is September 3, 12:30pm IST. Available in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu in India. There are 10 episodes in Money Heist season 5.
Battlegrounds Mobile India will shut down data transfers with Facebook accounts starting September 28. Developer Krafton states this is due to policy update with the Facebook SDK. From October 5, the Facebook app will become mandatory to play the game.
Google Chrome 93 brings many changes to Google's Web browser. It will get a new icon for HTTPS webpages, an updated Recently Closed tabs feature, show important documents from Google Drive, and more. Chrome 93 on Android gets an enhanced dark theme as well as bring support for WebOTP API on desktop. Chrome 93 on iOS is getting a new context menu and Ubuntu 16.04 has b...
PUBG: New State was announced in February for global users, but pre-registrations were not made available in India back them. Krafton has said that it wanted to focus on re-launching PUBG Mobile India — Battleground Mobile India — in the market back then. However, PUBG: New State pre-registrations have now gone live in India for both Android and iOS users.
Problems getting smartphones to connect properly with vehicle infotainment systems are now the top gripe among consumers according to the latest study of new model quality by market research firm J.D. Power.
With startup culture thriving in India and the need for ‘going local’ becoming increasingly popular, we take a look at all the hottest tech startups grabbing headlines in the country. Gadgets 360 talks to Shashank Kumar, co-founder and CTO at Razorpay to know about the company’s history, growth, and future plans. We also talk to experts to understand what this s...
Facebook “actioned” over 33.3 million content pieces across ten violation categories proactively during June 16–July 31 in India, the social media giant said in its compliance report.
WhatsApp’s latest User Safety Monthly Report says that it banned over three million Indian accounts during the 46 day period between June 16 and July 31 of this year. Out of this, ban appeals via user complaints and posts from India Grievance Officer were only 316, and the rest were actioned through WhatsApp’s own tools and resources to stop harmful behaviour on t...
Disney said that content from its streaming service Hotstar will migrate to its ESPN+ and Hulu streaming platforms in the US.
Money Heist season 5, Kota Factory season 2, Sex Education season 3, Lucifer season 6, Chhota Bheem, Ankahi Kahaniya, Crime Stories: India Detectives, Rick and Morty season 5 finale — the biggest movies and TV shows on Netflix in September 2021.
Money Heist season 5, Fast & Furious 9, Kota Factory season 2, Lucifer season 6, Sex Education season 3, Black Widow, Shang-Chi, No Time to Die, Free Guy, Bhoot Police, Cinderella, Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Annabelle Sethupathi, Ankahi Kahaniya — the biggest TV shows and movies in September 2021 on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and in cinemas.
WhatsApp patched a vulnerability that could allow hackers to read sensitive information from its memory and gain access to private messages and media content of users. The issue got fixed in version 220.127.116.11.
WhatsApp is hit with a record EUR 225 million (roughly Rs. 1,950 crores) fine in Ireland following an inquiry into the instant messaging app's transparency around sharing personal data with other Facebook companies.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has got a new patch to address some issues noticed in the game. Developer Krafton has shared patch notes for the update on the game’s official website along and has said that the patch will be applied when restarting the game.
Apple has announced that it is working with several US states to roll out the ability to store driver’s licence or state ID on a user’s Apple Wallet on an iPhone or an Apple Watch.
Google Search, Maps, and Assistant in India will now show additional information about vaccine availability and appointments. They will help people get information like availability of slots, expected pricing, information on doses, and more.
ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, said that it would shrink its financial services unit and that it planned to sell its stock broking operations amid China's tightening grip on the financial technology sector.
Red Notice first trailer has rolled in. Netflix movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. Red Notice release date in India and elsewhere is November 12 on Netflix.
Apple is facing an antitrust challenge in India for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the apps market by forcing developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system, according to a source and documents.
Apple said it would loosen rules on its App Store that have banned companies such as Netflix from providing customers a link to create a paid account to bypass Apple's in-app purchase commissions.
Twitter will launch a safety feature that would allow users to temporarily block accounts for seven days for using harmful language or sending uninvited replies.
Twitter announced the launch of Super Follows feature on its platform on September 1. It will allow creators to generate monthly revenue by sharing subscriber-only content with their followers.
China is considering taking Didi under state control and has proposed that government-run firms invest in the Chinese ride-hailing company, as per a report.
Twitter is planning to test new privacy-related features aimed at giving users greater control over their follower lists and who can see their posts and likes, an effort to make people more comfortable interacting and sharing on the social network.
Black Widow post-credits scene finds Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) assigning Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) her next target at Natasha’s grave. It’s Clint Barton/ Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Pugh will be seen in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.
Reddit is seeking to hire investment bankers and lawyers for an IPO in New York, two people familiar with the matter said.
Black Widow movie review: Florence Pugh is the only victory of the new MCU chapter that fails Scarlett Johansson and Taskmaster. Black Widow out September 3 on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
WhatsApp says that all Samsung phones running on Android 10 or above and carrying the version 18.104.22.168 or higher for the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app can migrate their WhatsApp chat history from iPhone.
Apple must face nearly all of a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that its voice-activated Siri assistant violates users' privacy, a US federal judge said.
Apple made two sets of changes to its App Store rules that are the subject of lawsuits, regulatory probes, and legislation around the world, but the tweaks do not address the biggest concerns raised.
The US National Labor Relations Board is investigating two cases filed by Apple employees against the company, records on the agency's website show, amid a wave of employee activism at a company known for its secretive culture.
YouTube Music has signed up more than 50 million paid subscribers to its music service, a major milestone for Google’s video site that has long been criticised by record labels and Hollywood studios for giving away their work for free.
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has mounted a court challenge the Enforcement Directorate which has accused him and others of violation of foreign investment laws, court records showed.
Didi said that media reports that the Chinese government is coordinating companies to invest in it are not correct.
Twitter is found to allow users to add Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses to their profiles to receive tips in cryptocurrencies through its platform. In May, Twitter introduced the Tip Jar feature that would soon support cryptocurrency tips.
Facebook and other social media's utility for dissemination of information accurately has been a hot topic for debate for quite some time now. These platforms depend on algorithms to pick and show information that they see fit for their users, based on their individual behaviour. A new study is — again — bolstering the long-standing argument by critics that the al...
WhatsApp has been spotted allowing users to add any of their favourite emojis as message reactions on its platform. The feature was initially spotted last week. WhatsApp has also separately released a new animated sticker pack called Sticker Heist to celebrate the release of Money Heist season 5 on Netflix.
Facebook on Friday said it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for "primates" in video at the social network.
Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Apple said it would take more time to collect feedback and improve proposed child safety features after the criticism of the system on privacy and other grounds both inside and outside the company.
In this article, we are providing steps on how you can send WhatsApp messages without typing on Android and iOS devices.
WhatsApp is working on a couple of features according to features tracker WABetaInfo. This includes message reactions, whose screenshot reveals important information about the upcoming feature. After rolling out chat bubbles UI redesign for Android users, it is now under development for iOS users as well.
Minnal Murali, Tovino Thomas-led Malayalam-language superhero movie, has been acquired by Netflix. Minnal Murali is “coming soon” to Netflix. Minnal Murali gets his powers from lightning, sort of like DC’s Shazam meets The Flash.
HBO Max India plan details have leaked online. The streaming service is expected to be launched in the country soon. HBO Max plans in India may start at Rs. 69 per month.
TikTok has overtaken YouTube for average watch time per user in the US and UK, according to App Annie. YouTube, however, retains its leadership for overall time spent among social, communication, photo and video, and entertainment apps globally.
WhatsApp is testing new privacy settings to let users disable their Last Seen, Profile Photo, and About status for specific contacts. The update is said to be coming to WhatsApp for Android and iOS users in the future.
Microsoft has acquired Clipchamp. With the deal, the tech giant is eyeing to integrate the Web application with Microsoft 365 as well as Windows operating system to offer video editing services to users.
WhatsApp chat history may soon be migrated from an Android phone to an iPhone, as a screenshot showing the new feature has appeared on the Web. Last month, WhatsApp introduced the ability to move existing chats and media from iOS to Android.
Google has blocked new AI features analysing emotions, fearing cultural insensitivity, while Microsoft restricted software mimicking voices and IBM rejected a client request for an advanced facial-recognition system.
Australia's biggest news publishers including Rupert Murdoch's the Australian are responsible for comments that readers post on their corporate Facebook pages, the High Court ruled.
Netflix and WWE have announced Escape the Undertaker, a new interactive horror movie releasing October 5. In it, The New Day — Big E, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston — visit The Undertaker at his haunted mansion.
The Matrix Resurrections’ first trailer will drop Thursday, September 9. First look teaser available in two choices: red pill (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) or blue pill (Neil Patrick Harris).
Here are five apps that will help you change the way you use your android smartphone. You can tweak the sound profiles of your smartphone with the help of VolEQ. Flux provides some of the most accurate weather reports. The UI of the app is very eye-candy. With Moonbeam you can listen to a library of podcasts and everything is neatly organized for easy listening.
Microsoft Start has been launched as a new, personalised news feed from the house of Microsoft. The new experience will be integrated within Windows 11 and is currently available through a dedicated website as well as app for Android and iOS devices. Windows 10 users can also access Microsoft Start from the News and Interest section of the Windows 10 taskbar.
The "metaverse" may be a futuristic prospect for most of the world, but it's increasingly a reality in South Korea where soaring home prices and income inequality have enticed the so-called Generation MZ, or Gen MZ, into alternative online worlds.
Snapchat has launched a new feature named Birthdays Mini to help users track their friends’ birthdays on the platform. The new feature is available on both Android and iOS devices starting 9 September.
Matrix 4 trailer released in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The Matrix Resurrections release date is December 22 on HBO Max, and in cinemas worldwide.
China has temporarily suspended approval for all new online games in a bid to curb a gaming addiction among young people, as per a report citing people with knowledge of the matter.
The US Federal Trade Commission will hold its next open meeting on September 15 to hear staff findings on deals that Big Tech firms like Facebook and Apple make that are sometimes too small to spark antitrust scrutiny, the agency said.
Facebook has made a case for not selling Giphy in a strongly worded response to Britain's competition regulator, and the tech firm questioned the watchdog's call for divesting the GIF website over access and anti-competitive concerns.
Google is making Gmail a more powerful tool by integrating lots of Workspace features. Soon, users can place video and voice calls directly from their Gmail mobile or Web app. In November, Google Meet will get a ‘Companion mode’ update that enhances the video-conferencing experience.
In the first Don’t Look Up trailer, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence try to warn everyone (including Meryl Streep’s US President) about a comet headed for Earth, but nobody cares. Don’t Look Up release date is December 24 on Netflix.
Microsoft warned some of its Azure cloud computing customers that a flaw discovered by security researchers could have allowed hackers access to their data. The tech giant said it had fixed the flaw reported by Palo Alto Networks and it had no evidence malicious hackers had abused the technique.
Twitter Communities has been launched as part of a global test. It is a feature similar to Facebook Groups that gives users a way to tweet to people with similar interests.
In the Epic vs Apple case, the iPhone maker has just been given an injunction by the judge which will stop it from preventing developers from including external links that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms in addition to in-app purchasing.
WhatsApp on Friday announced that it will soon start rolling out end-to-end encrypted cloud backups on Android and iOS. The new move will allow users to secure their chat backups stored on Apple iCloud and Google Drive with end-to-end encryption — the same level of protection and security that is available for messages and calls on WhatsApp.
Google, YouTube, and Delhi Police has been asked by the Delhi High Court to take steps to remove the sites and links carrying objectionable photos and videos of a married woman from the Internet.
Spotify Enhance feature aims to make a user's playlists better by adding a mix of recommended songs. The new feature is available for Spotify Premium subscribers in selected regions starting September 9.
A US SEC investigation into the SolarWinds Russian hacking operation has dozens of corporate executives fearful information unearthed in the expanding probe will expose them to liability, according to six people familiar with the inquiry.
The new KYC-VS API has been announced by the Indian government. Once this API is integrated into a business’ system, they can ask for an individual’s vaccination status easily. The individual will need to enter their mobile number and name. Thereafter, they will receive an OTP, which they have to enter. Once this process is complete, CoWIN will send a response to ...
Apple rejected a request by Fortnite creator Epic Games to restore its account on the iPhone maker's iOS platform in South Korea to add its own payment option, in their latest tussle over app development fee
Google Meet announced the arrival of a new settings panel for quick access to effects like background blur, background images, and styles. This quick access panel is accessible by tapping on the three-dotted option button and selecting ‘Apply visual effects’ to open the sidebar menu. It will be accessible before and during a video call.
Google aims to replenish 20 percent more water than its offices and data centres use by 2030, the company said, addressing concerns about water-guzzling tech facilities amid record droughts.
Epic Games has decided to discontinue the Houseparty social video chat app. The app that was released in 2016 has already been removed from App Store and Google Play. Existing users can continue to use it until the service is fully shut down in October.
Facebook and Amazon were called on by US Democratic Representative Adam Schiff to provide a more thorough explanation of their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
Fortnite creator Epic Games has asked iPhone maker Apple to restore its Fortnite developer account and intends to re-release the popular game on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payment side-by-side, it said in a tweet.
Jason Rohrer, an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and game designer, had created a chatbot using OpenAI's large text-generating language model GPT-3 for fun during the pandemic last year. Soon, OpenAI learned about the project and gave Rohrer the option to either dilute the project to prevent possible misuse or shut it down.
Apple Music reportedly started using Shazam audio recognition technology to identify and compensate artists in DJ mixes. With this feature, Apple Music subscribers can also see the names of individual tracks within a streamed mix on the platform.
Twitch is suing two users in US federal court, accusing them of orchestrating 'hate raids' spewing abuse at video game play streamers who are not white or straight.
Apple was forced to loosen the grip it holds on its App Store payment system, after US judge ruled Friday in a closely watched battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games.
Yahoo named Tinder's boss Jim Lanzone as its CEO, just days after Apollo Global Management completed its purchase of the online media company from Verizon.
DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats, have sued New York City over a legislation to licence food-delivery apps and to permanently cap commissions they can charge restaurants.
Android app makers suing to stop Google from siphoning up to 30 percent of their sales received little reassurance about their chances as a judge allowed a comparable fee charged by Apple to stand.
Android app makers suing to stop Google from siphoning up to 30 percent of their sales received little reassurance about their chances as a judge allowed a comparable fee charged by Apple to stand.
Apple's App Store rules — some of them — were struck down by a US federal judge, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial win for Fortnite creator Epic Games and other app makers.
Google Maps' speed limit function shows users the speed limit of the road they're on and warns users if they're exceeding it. Google, however, advises users to check their speeds using the speedometer in their car and not rely entirely on the speedometer in Google Maps. The speed limit functionality is currently not available in all regions but if it is available in y...
Google One has reportedly introduced a new 5TB storage plan to bridge the gap between the current 2TB storage and 10TB storage plans. The new plan is available for $24.99 (roughly Rs. 1,840) per month or $249.99 (roughly Rs. 18,410) per year. The 5TB storage plan gets the same benefits as the 2TB storage plan — access to Google experts, option to add family, extra m...
Alipay has been ordered by Chinese regulators to undergo sweeping changes as the ruling Communist Party attempts to rein in "the unruly growth" of the tech giants. According to a Financial Times report citing a person familiar with the matter, the country’s largest payments app has been told to spinoff its profitable microloan business.
WhatsApp is testing a feature to allow in-app transcription of voice messages, according to a report. The feature is currently in development on iOS, though it may reach Android users as well in the future.
Instagram is said to be working on a new feature that would allow users to mark other people as ‘favourites’ and have their posts land higher in your feed.
Fortnite maker Epic has said that it will appeal the judgement in its case against Apple for its alleged monopolistic behaviour. US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store, but she rejected Epic's allegations that Apple ran a monopoly.
Zoom is planning to introduce real-time translation on video calls by the end of next year. Apart from that, it has introduced a number of new features at its annual Zoomtopia conference.
Facebook and Twitter were fined by Russia for not deleting banned content, adding to a slew of penalties the government has already imposed on foreign tech giants.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have announced a project to link their fast payment systems — Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow.
Zomato co-founder and head of supply Gaurav Gupta will be leaving the firm after six years, the company said in a blog post.
Amazon antitrust lawsuit has been broadened to challenge the online retailer's agreements with wholesalers as well as third-party sellers, Attorney General Karl Racine's office said.
WhatsApp for Android is reported to receive the Disappearing Mode soon. WhatsApp for Android beta version 22.214.171.124 is reportedly testing a new option to set timers for disappearing messages in the app's privacy settings.
Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot/ Penguin, from The Batman movie, will get his own HBO Max prequel spin-off series — with Lauren LeFranc as showrunner, and The Batman director Matt Reeves as executive producer. The Batman releases in March 2022.
Facebook exempts certain celebrities, politicians, and other high-profile users from some its own rules for posts as part of a program launched as a quality-control mechanism, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has announced its 1.6 update. It is said to bring many new features and improvements to existing features. Players will get a new Flora Menace Mode that will be available for the three maps. The new mode will also get three new features. Alongside, the update brings improvements to the map, settings, ammo, vehicles, and more. The release dat...
Google was fined KRW 207 billion (roughly Rs. 1,300 crores) by South Korea’s antitrust regulator, saying the US technology giant abused its dominant market position to restrict competition in the mobile operating system market.
Hawkeye trailer introduces Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop who will learn from Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton in new Disney+ series, out November 24 on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Apple refused to reinstate Fortnite game to its South Korean App Store despite a new Seoul anti-monopoly law that effectively outlaws its lucrative digital payment platform, escalating an ongoing dispute with videogame developer Epic Games.
Apple released iOS 14.8 to fix a weakness that can let the spyware at the heart of the Pegasus scandal infect devices without users even clicking on a malicious message or link.
Y: The Last Man review: all male mammals are dead in this comic book adaptation — it's a bit like The Leftovers meets Designated Survivor on Avengers: Endgame’s post-apocalyptic scale — that resembles another post-apocalyptic comic book TV success, The Walking Dead. Y: The Last Man available on Disney+ Hotstar in India, and FX on Hulu in the US.
The Unicode Consortium has released a list of 37 new emoji with Unicode 14.0. The new emojis include a face holding back tears, heart hands, a low battery indicator, and coral.
YouTube says that the new Translate button is rolling out for mobile users. This button shows up right below each comment and allows users to easily flip between the translated text and the original comment posted in a regional language.
Snapchat's owner has hired a longtime online safety advocate as its first global head of platform safety as the company continues to ramp up efforts around user safety and as social media firms face mounting global pressure from regulators and lawmakers.
Google said its presence in South Korea equates to nearly KRW 12 trillion won (roughly Rs. 75,580 crores) in economic benefits for its users, as the US tech giant faces increased scrutiny from regulators and politicians.
WhatsApp users are reportedly receiving an update that will further extend the multi-device functionality. The update now makes it possible for stable version users on Android and iOS to join the multi-device beta test. The instant messaging service has also listed out the steps on how users can join or leave the beta test.
Massachusetts' attorney general said she will investigate the cyberattack against T-Mobile US that exposed personal information of more than 53 million people.
Australia reported a 13 percent jump in cybercrime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and services as working from home during the pandemic made more people vulnerable to online attacks.
TikTok's lead data privacy regulator in the European Union has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of children's personal data and transfers of personal data to China.
The coronavirus-induced pandemic forced the world to adapt to a new normal and organisations across the globe transitioned to a work-from-home setup. While this allowed for people to work from the safety and comforts of their homes, a study revealed that remote work has its fair share of pitfalls too. To determine its effects and long-term consequences, a substantial ...
Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 are receiving a new snore and noise detection feature. The feature is designed to help users learn about the noises at night that may be reducing their sleep quality. The new feature is limited to Premium subscribers only, as per the report.
PUBG: New State has received more than 40 million pre-registrations on Android and iOS devices. The battle royale game has recently finished its second alpha testing and its release date will be announced in October. The game is slated to release later this year.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has announced some strict countermeasures for illegal programs and activities running in the game. Krafton has also announced that players can conduct routine repairs to remove any wanted data or programs that may lead to their accounts getting banned. The developer has also banned close to 140,000 accounts in the week beginning September 3.
US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a company with a supplier — both steps indicating plans to be tougher on deals.
DoorDash sued New York City over a new law requiring food delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants, saying it violates customer privacy and lets restaurants compete unfairly.
Discord has raised $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,680 cores) in a new funding round led by investment firm Dragoneer Investment Group, a company spokesperson said.
Netflix’s TUDUM global fan event now has a trailer. Madhuri Dixit, Dwayne Johnson, and Jennifer Aniston among 145 stars to feature at TUDUM. Netflix unveils TUDUM: India Spotlight for 9pm IST on September 25.
Microsoft has announced that all Microsoft account holders can now access passwordless sign-in. They can now use Microsoft Authenticator, Windows Hello, a security key, or a verification code sent to their phone or email. Passwordless sign-in was first introduced in 2019 for Windows 10.
WhatsApp launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company said.
Black Widow India release date is September 3 on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. Black Widow releases in India on the same day as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Google Chat is getting Dark Mode support on Web, among other PWA (Progressive Web App) platforms. The Dark Mode switch is available in Settings > Theme Settings. Separately, Google has announced that it will roll out a new work location feature in Calendar on August 30. This will allow users to feed in their location of work for the week.
Google will shut down Android Auto mobile app with the launch of Android 12. The US tech giant says people who want a driving-friendly interface for their Android Phone should use Google Assistant’s driving mode instead.
Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications security agency said on Monday.
WhatsApp for Android appears to be getting a payment shortcut on the chat bar. Separately, WhatsApp has launched a beta programme for users on WhatsApp for Desktop. WhatsApp is also found to be testing expanded multi-device support for iPad and Android tablet users.
WhatsApp for Android is currently testing a new colour scheme that is brighter over the existing one and is visible on both dark and light themes. The change is a part of a new WhatsApp for Android beta version.
Instagram is reportedly developing a new feature that will allow users to like Instagram Stories. A heart button will sit at the bottom right corner and users will likely to be able to post multiple likes on one Story.
Russia is using new digital hardware to target an online app that jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's team created to undermine the Kremlin at next month's parliamentary elections, cyber experts said.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will seek input on whether digital customer engagement innovations used by financial firms should be governed by existing rules or may need new ones, commission chair Gary Gensler told Reuters.
Hotstar Specials The Empire release date is August 27 on Disney+ Hotstar. Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Dino Morea lead The Empire Hotstar cast. Watch The Empire trailer within.
Amazon app users on iOS are currently facing issues in India and some other parts of the world. The problems are restricting the affected users from making any new orders or even looking into their purchase history.
Trend Micro reports that the eight fake apps included BitFunds – Crypto Cloud Mining, Bitcoin Miner – Cloud Mining, Bitcoin (BTC) – Pool Mining Cloud Wallet, and Ethereum (ETH) - Pool Mining Cloud. The firm says that two of these eight malicious apps were even paid; meaning users had to purchase them on installation.
Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop gets November 19 release date. First look features Cowboy Bebop cast members John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda.
South Korea is likely to bar Google and Apple from charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curbs by a major economy that could hurt the tech giants' lucrative revenue streams.
MyGov Corona Helpdesk chatbot was introduced in March last year to help prevent misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The chatbot has introduced the ability to book a vaccination slot via WhatsApp. Over 41 million users across India have accessed the chat bot.
Netflix’s original film slate for the rest of 2021 includes Don’t Look Up (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence), Red Notice (Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds), The Power of the Dog (Benedict Cumberbatch), The Lost Daughter (Olivia Colman), Army of Thieves, and a lot more. Indian titles are yet to be announced.
Didi has reportedly suspended its plans to launch in Britain and continental Europe against the backdrop of a regulatory backlash at home over data privacy.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy will join tech executives at a White House meeting with US President Joe Biden to discuss efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity, a source familiar with the matter said.
Facebook is letting some users make voice and video calls within its main app on a trial basis, aiming to make it easier to place calls without opening its standalone Messenger app.
Instagram will get rid of the swipe up gesture to access links in stories by August 30 and replace it with stickers. Users who post stories on Instagram can add links to them and viewers can use the swipe up gesture while watching the story to access the link.
Twitter Spaces is testing a feature with select users on Android and iOS who will now be able to discover the Spaces their friends have entered and are listening to. However, users will also have the option to hide from their followers which Spaces they're listening to. Twitter has also made it easier for creators to redirect users to a Space directly from third-party...
A South Korean parliamentary committee voted to recommend amending a law, a key step toward banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curb by a major economy.
WhatsApp has been spotted testing message reactions on its platform to let users express their emotions in response to a message. Platforms including iMessage, Instagram, and Twitter have allowed their users to add message reactions for quite some time.
The White House is hosting an event on Wednesday that will bring together the largest US technology companies for a discussion about cybersecurity challenges following a raft of high-profile hacking incidents earlier this year, people familiar with the event said.
Matrix 4 now has an official title: The Matrix Resurrections. Matrix 4 teaser trailer unveiled at CinemaCon 2021. Matrix 4 release date is December 22 in cinemas.
Airbnb opened the doors of its properties to 20,000 Afghan refugees globally and sought assistance from hosts who rent property through the home-sharing company for more free housing for those fleeing the crisis.
Shopify said it was partnering with TikTok to work on a feature that would let shoppers buy directly from the social media app.
Facebook is considering building products and features related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the digital assets that have taken off with the rise of blockchain technology.
Instagram said it will launch advertising on its Shop feature globally as it seeks to earn more money from brands hoping to reach new customers.
Snapchat on Thursday announced that it is bringing its next-generation Scan feature to the homescreen. The update is aimed at enhancing augmented reality experiences in the app.
Zoom has brought a few new features with its latest update this week for desktop, iPad, and Zoom Phone. It adds a Focus Mode, the ability to transfer meetings from mobile to desktop, limiting screen sharing for meetings with external participants, and automatic reactions from gesture recognition for iPad.
City Block Builder is a city building simulator developed by Bengaluru-based studio Tentworks. The indie team has created this game set in 1950s Los Angeles, and it has now been selected for a showcase at Gamescom 2021.
Instagram is working on improvements designed to ease discovery. It is working towards a full search results page experience that makes it easier to dive into interests. It will show photos and video results in Instagram Search in the future.
Vi (formerly known as Vodafone Idea) on Thursday integrated the existing Vi Movies & TV app into the Vi App. It brings over-the-top (OTT) content and live TV channels alongside offering account details and services including recharge and bill payments under one platform.
Netflix announced that it will be hosting its first-ever global fan event TUDUM on September 25. The event is named after the familiar sound that viewers of the streaming platform first hear when they watch a show or movie.
YouTube for iOS users worldwide are starting to receive the much-anticipated Picture-in-Picture mode. YouTube confirmed to Gadgets 360 that it has started rolling out the feature for all YouTube Premium subscribers worldwide including India.
China is framing rules to ban Internet companies whose data poses potential security risks from listing outside the country, including in the US, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Google may have to keep paying increasing amounts of money to Apple to stay on as the default search engine on Safari. Bernstein analysts have reportedly said Google will be shelling out $15 billion for FY 2021.
The Delhi High Court asked the Centre to reply to pleas by Facebook and WhatsApp challenging the new IT rules for social media intermediaries requiring the messaging app to “trace” chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of information.
WhatsApp will reportedly make accepting its terms of service optional for users. Only those who want to message certain business accounts will need to review and accept the updated terms of service, as per the report.
Google Sheets is getting an update that will bring "in-line, sequential, context-aware suggestions for formulas and functions." Google notes that these formula suggestions will make it easier to write new formulas accurately and analyse data much quicker. The new feature started rolling out on August 25 and should be visible to all users within 15 days from the date.
China will move to crack down on the "chaotic" online celebrity fan culture, the country's cyberspace regulator said in a notice as part of an ongoing state campaign to "rectify" the Internet sector.
Cruella movie review: Emma Stone’s Disney villain origin story is a hack-job on par with Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones’ final season. Cruella now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Netflix Android app in Poland now offers two Stranger Things games as the first step in the company’s expansion into gaming. Poland. The video-streaming service shared the development through a tweet and stated that it is at an early stage with gaming on its platform.
YouTube said it had suspended payments to content producers from 14 channels accused of spreading fake news about next year's election by the country's federal electoral court.
Apple agreed to loosen App Store restrictions on small developers, striking a deal in a class-action lawsuit as the iPhone maker awaits a ruling by the same judge in a separate App Store dispute brought by the developer behind Fortnite.
Apple has made a major announcement proposing a number of significant changes to its App Store policies to resolve the ongoing class action case it faces with iOS developers. We explain the key points in Apple's announcement in seven points.
Microsoft is reportedly discontinuing support for its Office apps on Chromebook. A new report states that the company wants Chromebook users to transition to Web versions of these apps. This decision will be incorporated around mid-September and while the apps will not be supported by Microsoft anymore they will continue to function.
Google Pay will soon allow its customers in India to open Fixed Deposits (FD) on its platform, according to a report.
Twitter has started rolling out Ticketed Spaces for iOS users. Ticketed Spaces allow creates to generate revenue from the Spaces they host by charging sort of a ticket price. Twitter Ticketed Spaces were first announced in June and it had opened applications for users who wanted to test the feature.
Amazon has introduced a 'Buy Now Pay Later' service for some its customers in the US in partnership with Affirm.
Google Photos will not restore your deleted photos and videos if the trash was permanently deleted or if the content was permanently deleted from the device’s Gallery app, without backing it up first. If the photo or video are visible in the trash folder of Google Photos, you can restore them by following these simple steps.
China has launched a multi-pronged crackdown on its tech companies, leaving startups and decades-old firms alike operating in a new, uncertain environment.
Zomato has announced an update for its app where it will change the default settings for the cutlery option. Users will now have to opt in to get cutlery instead of opting out. The food delivery service mentions that this initiative can help save up to 5,000 kilograms every day.
Shopee has launched a recruitment campaign for vendors to sell on what it called Shopee India and is ramping up hiring in the country, according to YouTube videos and job postings.
Elon Musk said that "of course" he is an alien, when a user posted an old video on Twitter where the SpaceX CEO was seeing pondering the age-old question: "Where are the aliens."
Shopee took just two years to become Brazil's most-downloaded shopping app, winning users to its low-cost marketplace with its game-changing approach to e-commerce: in-app mini-games offering coupons to winning users.
Researchers who discovered a massive flaw in the main databases stored in Microsoft's Azure cloud platform urged all users to change their digital access keys, not just the 3,300 it notified this week.
The Australian government is considering new laws that would tighten the regulation of digital payment services by tech giants such as Apple and Alphabet's Google.
Google generated $11.2 billion (roughly Rs. 82,320 crores) in revenue from its mobile app store in 2019, according to a court filing unsealed on Saturday, offering a clear view into the service's financial results for the first time.
Clubhouse said it will launch a spatial audio feature to make voices sound as if they're coming from different directions, helping conversations and virtual performances feel more life-like.
The Suicide Squad is heading to video on demand platforms including Apple TV, BookMyShow Stream, Google Play Movies, and YouTube Movies on September 24. The movie released in theatres on August 5 in select regions including India.
Spotify Blend is a new curated playlist that can be created along with a friend. The playlist gets a new cover art, taste match scores, and sharable data stories at that are said to be unique for each playlist. The Blend playlist will also tell how a users music preferences fare with their friends. Users can create multiple Blend playlist with multiple friends but eac...
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has urged the government to block virtual private networks (VPNs) in India, citing VPN services as a “technological challenge” that could lead to growing number of cybercrimes.
A landmark bill passed in South Korea's parliament bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively stopping them from charging commissions on in-app purchases.
Telegram has hit the milestone of one billion downloads, according to Sensor Tower. The new achievement has brought Telegram against apps including WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, and Instagram that have hit the mark of a billion downloads.
Zoom Q2 earnings report marks its first billion-dollar revenue quarter, but the company signaled a faster-than-expected easing in demand for its video-conferencing service after a pandemic-driven boom, which sent its shares tumbling 11 percent.
Instagram is rolling out measures to ensure proper teen safety on the app. It is making it a mandate for all users to fill in their birthday details. If they haven’t provided with birthday details by a certain point, they’ll need to share it to continue using the app, the company says.
Netflix is now rolling out support for UPI Autopay recurring payments in India. UPI Autopay will be available on Netflix.com and Netflix’s Android app. Netflix might be getting ahead of the curve here, as the Reserve Bank of India will impose new rules on recurring transactions from October 1, and the storing of card details from January 1, 2022.