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WhatsApp to No Longer Support iPhone 3GS, Older iPhone Models!

iOS 12 is out, and just days later it is being learnt that WhatsApp won’t work on iOS versions prior to iOS 7.1.2. While the company has not updated its end-of-support blog post since June this year, when it announced iOS 7 and earlier versions will not be supported from February 1, 2020, it has since published a new FAQ section detailing the latest changes to version support. Users on iOS 7.1.2 – the last version of iOS 7 – will also have some limitations to how they can use the app, the company detailed, saying only users on versions ...

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OnePlus 6T Set to Launch hit Indian markets soon, notified on Amazon !

Chinese handset maker OnePlus will soon launch its upcoming smartphone – OnePlus 6T –in the Indian markets. E-commerce major Amazon has notified the phone on its website with a teaser saying, ‘OnePlus 6T coming soon’. Amazon has also launched a registration page with a “Notify Me” option for customers who are keen to buy the upcoming flagship. Reports earlier said that OnePlus 6T will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Previous iterations from the smartphone maker required a physical fingerprint scanner to unlock the device. Pictures of the upcoming OnePlus smartphone recently appeared on Chinese social media website Weibo that ...

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Samsung set to launch A7 with 3 rear cameras, A9 with 4 rear camera system

Sending a strong signal to Chinese players who play on camera strength in the competitive Indian market, Samsung is all geared up to launch its first three rear-camera smartphone A7 this week and a massive four rear-camera device called A9 next month. According to reliable industry sources, the disruptive “A7” smartphone will be a mid-price segment device (priced below Rs 30,000). The phone is all set to make an appearance this week. Samsung is also set to launch its first smartphone with a four rear-camera system device A9 in Malaysia on October 11 that will be a premium device (above ...

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WhatsApp working on dark mode, swipe to reply features!

One of the most popular instant messaging platforms in the world –WhatsApp – is reportedly working on a series of updates that will make its Android platform more user friendly. As per WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early the messaging app is testing dark mode and swipe to reply features for Android users. The Swipe to reply feature, when comes to Android, will allow user to simply swipe right the message and the message will load in the reply context. This feature is currently available only in iOS. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has recently submitted a ...

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Reliance Jio TOPS 4G download speed chart while Idea leads in upload speed in August!

Reliance Jio emerged as the fastest 4G operator with an average peak download speed of 22.3 Mbps on its network in August while Idea Cellular registered the highest upload speed in the month, according to a Trai report.Jio’s national average of 4G download speed was more than double compared to its rival Bharti Airtel, which recorded a download speed of 10 megabits per second (Mbps), according to the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on MySpeed Portal. While download speed on Idea 4G network remained flat 6.2 Mbps between July and August, speed on Vodafone improved ...

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Vodafone, Idea complete merger to become India’s largest mobile operator

Vodafone, Idea complete merger to become India's largest mobile operator

Vodafone, Idea complete merger to become India’s largest mobile operator The merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has been completed, creating India’s biggest telecom service provider with over 408 million subscribers, the two companies said today. A new board has been constituted for the merged entity “Vodafone Idea Ltd’ with 12 directors (including six independent directors) and Kumar Mangalam Birla as its Chairman. The board has appointed Balesh Sharma as the CEO, the companies said in a joint statement. The combination will have all India revenue market share of 32.2 per cent and take the numero uno slot in ...

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Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behaviour, a far larger discovery than a “sophisticated” effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said on Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” that included the sharing of political material. Facebook has significantly stepped up policing of its platform since last year, when it acknowledged that Russian agents successfully ran political influence operations on its platform that ...

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NASA minutes away from launch of first spacecraft to explore Sun

NASA minutes away from launch of first spacecraft to explore Sun

NASA minutes away from launch of first spacecraft to explore Sun The first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun is poised to blast off on Saturday, on a mission to plunge into our star’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries of the centre of the solar system. NASA’s car-sized, USD 1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida during a 65-minute launch window that opens at 3:33 am (0733 GMT). By coming closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history, the unmanned probe’s main goal is ...

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Alphabet trounces profit estimates as Google checks costs

Alphabet trounces profit estimates as Google checks costs

Alphabet trounces profit estimates as Google checks costs Alphabet Inc on Monday reported that expenses from its Google search business grew more slowly in the second quarter while revenue rose more steeply than analysts had anticipated, boosting profit above Wall Street targets and pushing shares up 3.6 per cent after hours. Google’s dominance in online advertising has been challenged this year by the antitrust battle over its Android mobile software, which led to a $5 billion fine for the quarter, and other regulatory actions, including new European privacy rules. Government pressure to improve moderation of user-created content has forced Google ...

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WhatsApp will limit message sending for Indians

WhatsApp will limit message sending for Indians Indians are using WhatsApp more than the world and the country is recording a high number of cases where violence is triggered by fake news and rumours. Mob lynchings triggered by false incendiary messages in India led to authorities calling for steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content. It also caused a public relations nightmare. In order to curb the issue of spreading fake news, Tech Giants such as Google, Facebook and WhatsApp are making their best initiatives and alternatives. However, detecting fake news is not as simple as ...

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