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  • WhatsApp for Windows phone: Beta version gets Stickers, Live Location Sharing

    In a news that would cheer gadget enthusiasts and tech wizards, the latest WhatsApp beta update for Windows Phone has been spotted in the wild with version 2.18.24. The update brings a new Stickers feature as well as redesigned Stickers notification icon, both of which haven’t been seen on Android or iPhone platforms before. The update also brings the Live Location sharing feature, something that made its way to Android and iPhone a while

  • Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

    San Francisco: Apple has released a new iOS 11.2.6 update that includes a fix for the bug that is causing iPhones and apps like Facebook and WhatsApp to crash when a Telugu single character is received via iMessage.

  • WhatsApp payment public launch only after meeting all norms: NPCI

    New Delhi: Clearing the air on the issue of “lack of fair play” in allowing WhatsApp to test a payment feature in India, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday said that the full scale public launch of the feature will be permitted only after the Facebook-owned platform meets all the required norms. “Currently, NPCI has given its consent to roll out WhatsApp BHIM UPI beta launch with limited user base

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    Karbonn launches “Titanium Jumbo 2” at Rs 5,999

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Karbonn Mobiles on Friday launched a new smartphone “Titanium Jumbo 2” at Rs 5,999 on Amazon.in. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen with HD IPS full lamination 2.5D curved display.

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    Indian engineer Vikas Sathaye awarded sci-tech Oscar Award

    Los Angeles: Vikas Sathaye, a Pune-born person has been honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018 at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California last Saturday. Sathaye and his team received the award for his contribution towards conceptualisation, designing, engineering, and the implementation of the ‘Shotover K1 Camera System’ during his stint at Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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    Google Voice Assistant sees 6-fold growth in its usage after making it available on JioPhones

    New Delhi: Google Voice Assistant that was made available in Reliance JioPhones in December 2017, has seen a six-fold growth in its usage, the company has announced. In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on December 5, announced to bring its Voice Assistant on Reliance JioPhone. This was the first time that Voice Assistant was made available in any feature phone.

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    Apple acknowledges serious iOS bug, to fix it soon

    San Francisco: Apple has admitted that the iOS 11.2.5 has a serious bug which is capable of crashing apps and Apple devices via iMessage, saying that it was working on to fix it. The vulnerability was discovered earlier this week and involves sending an Indian language character (in Telugu) to devices that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible.

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    Facebook opens its Community Help feature to organisations and businesses

    San Francisco: Facebook has started opening up its Community Help feature — part of the Safety Check system — to businesses and other organisations so that that they can provide critical information and services for people to get the help they need in a crisis. The Community Help feature was added to Facebook’s Safety Check system a year ago to let people find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation

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    Twitter to soon livestream news to curb misinformation

    San Francisco: In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users’ timelines, whenever a major incident takes place. In a first such test, Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami’s WSVN 7 as the media outlet covered the shooting at a Florida school in which 17 people were killed on Wednesday. More than 50,000 Twitter viewers watched the live broadcast.

  • Google kills ‘view image’ button from search results

    San Francisco: In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the “view image” button from its image search results. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites.