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Animated stickers to QR codes, new features launch on WhatsApp

02 Jul 2020

Animated stickers to QR codes, new features launch on WhatsApp

Continuing its push to make communication easier for billions of people around the world, WhatsApp is rolling out a series of new features for its app on Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India

30 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India

Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, the Government of India has taken the decision to ban as many as 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

30 Jun 2020

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

The rules of the world, like maintaining a respectable distance, minimizing social contact, and wearing masks, don't fit the bill for sex workers, whose livelihoods depend on physical touch.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

28 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.

#NotAFakeNews: Microsoft makes antivirus tool for Android

24 Jun 2020

#NotAFakeNews: Microsoft makes antivirus tool for Android

Months after confirming the plan to bring Windows Defender to iOS and Android, Microsoft has started executing the move.

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

24 Jun 2020

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here

23 Jun 2020

Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here

More than a year after launching sticker support, WhatsApp is working towards expanding the capability - by adding animated stickers.

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

15 Jun 2020

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

WhatsApp has launched its peer-to-peer payments service for users across Brazil.

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

14 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, especially for consumer tech enthusiasts.

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

13 Jun 2020

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

The International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption unit has stated that players could receive corrupt approaches through social media during lockdown.

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

12 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

After launching dark mode and an enhanced 8-person limit for group calling, WhatsApp appears to be working on additional capabilities for its Android and iOS apps.

New WhatsApp chatbot busts COVID-19 misinformation in Hindi

11 Jun 2020

New WhatsApp chatbot busts COVID-19 misinformation in Hindi

In a bid to help Indians fight misinformation around COVID-19, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has launched the Hindi version of its fact-checking chatbot for WhatsApp.

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

07 Jun 2020

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds

With a worrying surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi and allegations that Arvind Kejriwal's government isn't disclosing the actual statistics, the chief minister on Tuesday announced that a new mobile application has been launched to give information about the hospital beds in the National Capital.

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

25 May 2020

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

23 May 2020

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.

'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how

20 May 2020

'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how

After launching several scattered features aimed at buying and selling products, Facebook is making a full-fledged move in the social e-commerce arena to take on players like Amazon.

Nawazuddin's wife files for divorce, sends legal notice: Report

18 May 2020

Nawazuddin's wife files for divorce, sends legal notice: Report

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya has sent a legal notice to him, demanding divorce and maintenance, several reports said on Monday.

#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web

17 May 2020

#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web

Back in March, WhatsApp added the much-coveted dark mode for Android and iOS, and the feature was welcomed by users around the world.

Want to schedule WhatsApp messages? Here's the way

14 May 2020

Want to schedule WhatsApp messages? Here's the way

When you are too busy with your life, it can be difficult to keep track of important events/days and wish people on time.

Facebook Messenger Rooms will soon work via WhatsApp Web

10 May 2020

Facebook Messenger Rooms will soon work via WhatsApp Web

A few weeks ago, Facebook launched Messenger Rooms - its own "free" Zoom competitor.

WhatsApp Pay may finally be launched this month: Details here

05 May 2020

WhatsApp Pay may finally be launched this month: Details here

WhatsApp's much-coveted digital payments service, WhatsApp Pay, may finally be launched by the end of this month.

Do not fall for fake COVID-19 relief schemes, warns government

03 May 2020

Do not fall for fake COVID-19 relief schemes, warns government

The spread of COVID-19 - the worst public health crisis of our time - has triggered a wave of misinformation around the world.

WhatsApp might soon start offering loans in India: Details here

29 Apr 2020

WhatsApp might soon start offering loans in India: Details here

Since 2018, WhatsApp has been working on a peer-to-peer transfer facility for India - its biggest market.

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

27 Apr 2020

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.

Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here

27 Apr 2020

Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here

In a bid to simplify the process of buying groceries and daily essentials, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched its JioMart service on WhatsApp.

#WeeklyRecap: New affordable ventilator, iPhone text-bomb, Messenger Rooms, and more

26 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New affordable ventilator, iPhone text-bomb, Messenger Rooms, and more

This week, some major developments were noted in the world of technology.

Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

26 Apr 2020

Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

In a shocking development, Facebook has accused Israeli security firm NSO Group of using servers located in the US to launch a coordinated spyware attack on hundreds of users of WhatsApp, its main messaging service.

Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

26 Apr 2020

Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

In a major move, social media giant Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, a dedicated virtual meeting platform to take on the likes of Zoom and Google Meet.

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

24 Apr 2020

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".

Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

22 Apr 2020

Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

Finally, Facebook has confirmed the long-rumored plan of teaming up with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

21 Apr 2020

Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

As India faces the COVID-19 lockdown, educators are rushing to use digital resources to ensure students keep learning even while being at home.

Now, WhatsApp allows group calls with up to eight participants

21 Apr 2020

Now, WhatsApp allows group calls with up to eight participants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people locked in their homes, Facebook is upgrading its products to make calling easier and convenient.

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

16 Apr 2020

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".

Soon, Google will protect your Drive files with Face ID

16 Apr 2020

Soon, Google will protect your Drive files with Face ID

Google Drive always remains protected with a password - the same one you use for your Google account.

#WeeklyRecap: New CoronaOven, Apple-Google collaboration, WhatsApp's restrictions, and more

12 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New CoronaOven, Apple-Google collaboration, WhatsApp's restrictions, and more

This week, the tech industry continued its fight against coronavirus with innovative new solutions and technologies.

WhatsApp restricts number of messages you can forward: Details here

07 Apr 2020

WhatsApp restricts number of messages you can forward: Details here

In a bid to prevent the spread of potentially dangerous misinformation, including those baseless rumors around COVID-19, WhatsApp is imposing new restrictions on message forwarding.

Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

06 Apr 2020

Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

Misinformation about a phased extension of the lockdown in India has been doing the rounds on social media.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

WhatsApp working to enable multi-device support, expiring messages

01 Apr 2020

WhatsApp working to enable multi-device support, expiring messages

Despite the hiccups stemming from the outbreak of coronavirus, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is doing everything possible to serve its users around the globe.