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22-01-2022

Google is starting work on blockchain, and this may lead to crypto payments on Google Pay

Google is setting up a new division that will focus on building blockchain-based solutions for the company. Does this mean an entry into cryptocurrencies? Google might be gearing up to embrace blockchain technology. The company has reportedly set up a new unit that will look into the viability of blockchain technology across verticals. From what is known so far, Google wants to make headway in distributed computing as well as data storage technologies with this move. The pursuit of blockchain technology is neither unfounded nor exclusive to Google. Technology firms are lining up to adopt blockchain for a plethora of tasks they see fit in their space. Google's plans in this direction have been made public in a recent Bloomberg report that cites an internal email accessed by the publication. The email mentions a new division that will work on blockchain and related technology.

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themetags office
21-01-2022

WhatsApp now testing ability to import chat history from Android phones

Previously, WhatsApp had already rolled out the possibility of migrating chat history from iOS to Samsung and Pixel phones. WhatsApp is working on a set of interesting features to enhance the user experience. The messaging app was recently spotted testing the possibility of transferring chat history from Android to iOS. Previously, WhatsApp had already rolled out the possibility of migrating chat history from iOS to Samsung and Pixel phones. WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart announced that soon the messaging app will get the feature to transfer chat history from Android to iOS. Before WhatsApp announced the chat migration feature, it was difficult for Android and iOS users to migrate their chat history. Moving to a new operating system meant losing old chats. However, WhatsApp has made things simpler now. iOS users can now move their chats to Samsung devices. The messaging app also enabled support for Pixel phones. It was also speculated that the phones running on Android 12 devices will receive chat migration support soon.(Ref:-indiatoday.in)

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themetags office
20-01-2022

Facebook critics demand release of India human rights impact review

In a letter sent to the company this month and made public Wednesday, rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and India Civil Watch International urged Facebook to release the report. Facebook critics on Wednesday called on the world's largest social network to release a human rights impact assessment it commissioned in 2020 to investigate hate speech on its platforms in India. The social media company, which is now called Meta, faces increasing scrutiny over its handling of abuses on its services, particularly after whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents showing its struggles monitoring problematic content in countries where it was most likely to cause harm.(Ref:-BusinessToday.in)

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themetags office
19-01-2022

Sony Shares Slide on 'Monumental Challenge' From Microsoft-Activision Gaming Deal

Sony has strengthened its network of in-house games studios in recent year and delivered a string of exclusive hits. Shares in Japan's Sony Group fell 9 percent on Wednesday after gaming rival Microsoft said it will buy developer Activision Blizzard in a record $68.7 billion (roughly Rs. 5,12,375 crore) deal for the industry. While Sony's PlayStation is widely seen as having a lead in the generational battle with Microsoft's Xbox, the purchase of the Call of Duty maker comes as Microsoft is aggressively expanding its Game Pass subscription service. Sony has strengthened its network of in-house games studios in recent year and delivered a string of exclusive hits including in its Spider-man franchise, with Microsoft left playing catch-up. "Sony will have a monumental challenge on its hand to stand its own in this war of attrition," wrote Amir Anvarzadeh, a market strategist at Asymmetric Advisors who recommends shorting the stock, in a note to clients.(Ref:-gadgets.ndtv.com)

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themetags office
17-01-2022

iPhone 12 for Rs 53,999 on Flipkart, Amazon is a good deal, this is how you can make it better

The iPhone 12 is selling for Rs 53,999 on the ongoing sales of Amazon and Flipkart, but if you play it right, you can get the iPhone for a much lower price. iPhone 12 may be a year old, but it is still one of the fastest and best camera phones you can buy. And the best part about buying it now is that you do not have to pay a lot. With season sales, you get big discounts, too. Both Amazon and Flipkart are having their first season sales for the upcoming Republic Day, and this is your chance to move that iPhone 12 out of the wishlist and to the cart because the discounted price is worth looking at. At both Amazon Great Republic Day Sale and Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale, the iPhone 12 is selling for as low as Rs 53,999. This price is one of the lowest, if not the lowest, we have seen on the iPhone 12. That is because the original price of the iPhone 12 is Rs 65,900. So, the discount on the iPhone 12 64GB is Rs 11,901. It is a good deal right now. But you can get the iPhone 12 for an even lower price. I mean the better deal.(Ref:-indiatoday.in)

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themetags office
15-01-2022

Google makes weekly Covid-19 tests mandatory for employees entering offices

Google employees will only be allowed to enter the office premises if they test negative for Covid-19, the company's latest guidelines reveal Google is making weekly Covid-19 tests mandatory for employees who are entering US offices. Google employees will only be allowed to enter the office premises if they test negative for Covid-19. Along with testing negative, the employees will also be required to wear surgical grade masks in the offices. Google had previously pushed back the return to office deadline amid surge in Omicron cases. The company had also announced strict actions against the employees that fail to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines.

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themetags office
14-01-2022

Twitter now allows everyone to record Spaces on Android and iOS, here is how

Anyone who is using Twitter will now be able to record a Spaces session. One will also get the option to share it. Twitter now lets everyone record their Spaces. The company has made the latest announcement using its own platform. The feature was first rolled out for select users in December last year. Now, anyone who is using Twitter will be able to record a Spaces session, and one will also get the option to share it. This way, those who didn't get time to join the audio session will be able to listen to it later. However, Twitter doesn't allow a host to save recorded Spaces forever. The microblogging site says that people will only be able to access them for 30 days after they have been published. After the mentioned period, the recorded Spaces will get deleted. If a host wants to delete it a little earlier, then that is also possible.(Ref:-Businesstoday.in)

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themetags office
12-01-2022

WhatsApp for Android May Soon Let You Play Voice Messages in the Background

WhatsApp for Android beta 2.22.3.1 is said to have the references about the global voice message feature. WhatsApp is testing a global voice message feature on Android that would let users continue to listen to voice messages even when they switch from one chat to another. The instant messaging app at present stops playing a voice message when a user leaves the chat in which that particular message is available. The update seems to allow voice message playback in the background. For the last few months, WhatsApp has been enhancing the voice message experience to convince its users to exchange more voice messages on the platform. As per a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.22.3.1 has carried references about the global voice message feature. The feature has, however, not yet been made available to beta testers.(Ref:-gadgets.ndtv.com)

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themetags office
11-01-2022

Facebook will not let employees return to office without Covid-19 booster

Facebook had earlier planned to reopen the office by January 31. However, the date has now been pushed to March 28 due to a surge in Omicron cases. Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has delayed its return to office plans. Not only has Facebook delayed its plans of calling the employees back in the office. The Meta-owned company has also made the booster shot mandatory. Facebook had earlier planned to reopen the office by January 31. However, the date has now been pushed to March 28 due to surge in Omicron cases. Facebook had earlier announced an office deferral program that gives the flexibility to employees to return to the office. So for people who opt to work from office, the new reopening date is March 28 and not January 31 as decided earlier.(Ref:-Businesstoday.in)

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themetags office
10-01-2022

Apple Fitness+ introduces new ‘Collections’ feature and ‘Time to Run’ series

Apple Fitness+ is introducing a new “Collections” feature along with a new “Time to Run” series starting on January 10th. Collections are a curated series of workouts and meditations from the Fitness+ library organized to help users reach a goal. The feature draws on nearly 2,000 workouts to give users a new way to get motivated as they begin their next workout. Apple says Collections will give users a suggested plan to help them make specific training choices. The six Collections that will be available at launch include “30-Day Core Challenge,” “Improve Your Posture with Pilates,” “Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses,” “Run Your First 5K,” “Strengthen Your Back, Strech Your Hips” and “Wind Down for a Better Bedtime.” Apple’s new “Time to Run” series is an extension of its “Time to Walk” feature that launched last year. The company describes the new series as an audio running experience designed to help users train to become more consistent and better runners. Each episode in the series is focused on a popular running route and includes coaching tips led by a Fitness+ trainer. The episodes feature playlists designed to match each run’s intensity, location and coaching. Each episode also includes photos taken by the Fitness+ trainer depicting the route.(Ref:-Techcrunch.com

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themetags office
07-01-2022

WhatsApp may do away with Broadcast List and New Group from chat list in future update

When you open the messaging app you see the Broadcast List and the New Group options on the top right and left of the chat screen. Soon the options will not be seen in the chat list. WhatsApp may soon remove a lot of options from your chat list. It has been reported that WhatsApp will do away with the Broadcast List and New Group options from the chat list. When you open the messaging app you see the Broadcast List and the New Group options on the top right and left of the chat screen. However, WhatsApp might remove them in a future update. As per WhatsApp features tracker Wabetainfo, WhatsApp will only keep the Archived list at the top of the chat screen and will remove the Broadcast List and New Group. "WhatsApp is planning to make the chats list very clean and to do that, they need to remove certain UI elements. In particular, they are planning to remove the row where you can open your broadcast lists and create new groups,"(Ref:-Businesstoday.in).

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themetags office
06-01-2022

WhatsApp to start showing profile photo of the contact alongside name in notifications when a message arrives

Some beta testers for WhatsApp iOS are able to view profile pictures in the incoming notifications. This feature was not available in iOS WhatsApp so far. WhatsApp is working to show the photos in message notifications, so that the user can see next to the message the profile image that that contact has, something that until now is not possible to view on iOS or Android. Initially this feature will be available only to testers of iOS Beta, as long as they are users of iOS 15 and have updated the WhatsApp version 2.22.1.1.WhatsApp has launched in its platform the first modification of this year 2022 and it is a visual feature.(Ref:-indiatoday.in)

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themetags office
05-01-2022

Fake Telegram apps are doing rounds that can hack your computer regardless of antivirus protection

It has been reported that the unauthentic version of the Telegram messaging app can hack your devices and put your information at risk. Fake Telegram apps are posing a huge threat to Windows users. It has been reported that the unauthentic version of the messaging app can hack your devices and put your information at risk. The cybersecurity researchers reported that the fake app has the ability to bypass antivirus systems. As per a report by Minerva Labs, fake installers of the Telegram app are being widely circulated on the Internet. It is reportedly being used to distribute Windows-based 'Purple Fox' backdoor on compromised systems.(Ref:-Businesstoday.in)

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themetags office
04-01-2022

Apple becomes world's first $3 trillion company as iPhones bring record business

Apple’s huge success - although momentary - can be attributed to the success of the iPhone, which has been the company’s star product ever since its inception. Apple became the world’s first $3 trillion company for a brief time on Monday, surpassing the combined worth of companies like Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Walt Disney, Goldman Sachs, Ford, Walmart, and Boeing. And to give you a better idea, that market cap was more than India’s gross domestic product (GDP) reported by the World Bank in 2020. The rise in the share value of Apple happened at around 12.15 am IST on Tuesday (1.45 pm ET in the US) when the stock hit $182.86 per share. Multiply that with 16.4 billion outstanding shares in Apple and you get the world’s first company that touched the $3 trillion mark. But shortly after hitting the mark, Apple’s market cap dipped below it and did not rise again until the market closed, which is needed otherwise for a company to gain the title of the world’s first publicly-traded company with a $3 trillion valuation.(Ref:-indiatoday.in)

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themetags office
03-01-2022

Microsoft releases a fix for the Y2K22 bug that affected Microsoft Exchange servers

Microsoft has stated that it is aware of an issue that is causing Exchange servers to go down throughout the world. Microsoft's Filtering Management Service is unable to accommodate the new date format. Microsoft Exchange had a rocky start to the New Year, as the popular email service was hit by a Y2K22 bug, which prevented users from accessing their inbox. People initially thought it was their connection, but eventually realized it was the service all along, and Microsoft quickly responded with a fix. The Verge reported that there were complaints about the service, and it pushed people to question its use, especially as it showed no mails in the app. It is a massive corporate mess to see Microsoft Exchange lose its email functions and reflect no messages in the inbox.(Ref:-BusinessToday.in)

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