Madhurita Goswami

Madhurita Goswami

14 Oct 2021

Technology

Twitter testing Reddit-inspired downvote option globally, more users get feature

After introducing a Reddit-inspired downvoting test for tweet replies in July, Twitter is rolling out the feature to more people globally as part of its attempts to get nuanced feedback on conversations.

14 Oct 2021

Business

CarDekho turns unicorn with $250mn pre-IPO funding led by LeapFrog

Aiming to capture a larger share in India's used car retail space, Jaipur-based CarDekho has raised $250 million, including $200 million in equity and $50 million as debt, in its latest pre-IPO funding round.

12 Oct 2021

Technology

Samsung files patent for double-sided, in-display fingerprint scanner for foldables

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 could be the first foldable smartphone with an in-display, double-sided fingerprint scanner, suggested a Samsung Electronics patent uncovered by Let's Go Digital.

12 Oct 2021

Technology

Apple fixes highly exploitable zero-day vulnerability in iOS 15.0.2 update

Last month, Apple released security patches to address the flaw exploited by Pegasus spyware.

12 Oct 2021

Technology

Google Search gets a chromatic guitar tuner: Details here

Google has added another music-related feature—a chromatic guitar tuner—to its Search capabilities following the release of a feature to identify a song from a hum last year.

11 Oct 2021

Technology

NASA's Lucy to launch soon, will explore primordial Trojan asteroids

In a bid to unveil the origin mysteries of our solar system, NASA is launching a mission for exploring the "fossils of planet formation," i.e. the Trojan asteroids in Jupiter's orbit.

09 Oct 2021

Technology

Firefox now has advertisements in address bar search suggestions

Mozilla released Firefox version 93.0 earlier in October and with it rolled out a new search feature—Firefox Suggest—which shows customized, paid suggestions in the address bar.

08 Oct 2021

Technology

WhatsApp testing feature for hiding profile photos from select contacts

WhatsApp, in its latest move to strengthen security features, is testing a custom privacy setting for hiding profile photos from select contacts.

08 Oct 2021

Technology

Twitter tests anti-abuse heads-up prompts for potentially intense conversations

In its latest attempt to combat pervasive harassment on its platform, Twitter is testing an anti-abuse feature that gives its users a heads-up before they enter potentially heated conversations.

08 Oct 2021

Technology

YouTube adds feature to resume playing partially-watched videos on web

YouTube is rolling out a new feature that will allow desktop users to resume videos they could not finish watching on their smartphones.

07 Oct 2021

Business

CoinSwitch Kuber raises $260 million, becomes India's second crypto unicorn

Cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch Kuber announced it has raised $260 million in a Series C round of funding, bumping up its valuation to $1.9 billion.

07 Oct 2021

Technology

Apple makes tracing AirPods Pro, AirPods Max easier: Details here

Following the iOS 15 release in September, Apple is now rolling out a firmware update, adding functionalities inside its Find My app, for improved searches of misplaced or lost H1 chip-powered AirPods.

06 Oct 2021

Technology

WhatsApp developing feature for playing voice notes outside sender chats

WhatsApp is developing a global voice message player that will make listening to voice notes much easier.

05 Oct 2021

Technology

Windows 11 rolls out: What's new and how to upgrade?

Microsoft is finally rolling out the highly-anticipated Windows 11 operating system.

05 Oct 2021

Technology

iPhone 13, iOS 15 devices riddled with touchscreen unresponsiveness

Apple rolled out its flagship iPhone 13 lineup and iOS 15 last month and since then users have been reporting various bugs.

04 Oct 2021

Technology

Windows 11 could seriously affect gaming performance: Here's why

The virtualization-based security (VBS) function of Microsoft's Windows 11 reduces gaming performance by up to 30%, reported hardware performance benchmarking software company, UL Benchmarks.

02 Oct 2021

Technology

WhatsApp banned 2.07 million Indian accounts in August: Details here

The third transparency report published by WhatsApp showed that 2.07 million Indian accounts were banned from the messaging platform this August.

02 Oct 2021

Technology

90% of smartphone industry hit hard by semiconductor shortage: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments will see a meager 6% growth in the second half of 2021, down from earlier predictions of 9%, due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, reported industry analysis firm Counterpoint Research.

02 Oct 2021

Technology

Here's what Apple may unveil at the potential October event

Apple is likely to announce a MacBook Pro overhaul and a Mac mini upgrade in October.

02 Oct 2021

Technology

Facebook launches cross-app group chats for Instagram and Messenger users

Last year, Facebook launched a cross-app communication feature, allowing Instagram users to connect one-on-one with Messenger users without having to download the latter—and vice versa.

02 Oct 2021

Technology

An iOS 15 bug is deleting saved photos: Details here

A bug in the iOS 15 Messages app is causing saved photos to be deleted from Apple iPhones and the tech giant is yet to release a fix, reported MacRumors.

01 Oct 2021

Technology

Dangerous malware targets over 10 million Android users: Details here

Numerous mobile applications—functioning as Trojans—have been subscribing unsuspecting users to paid services since November 2020, discovered researchers with mobile security company Zimperium.

01 Oct 2021

Technology

Google to launch wired Nest Doorbell with 24/7 recording

Google will launch a Nest Doorbell supporting 24/7 video recording in 2022, Google Nest GM Rishi Chandra announced.

01 Oct 2021

Business

Facebook releases slides detailing Instagram's impact on teen mental health

Social-media giant Facebook has recently published two slide decks outlining its studies about Instagram's effect on teenagers' mental health.