Apple faces an antitrust case reportedly over its in-app payment system in India

Apple faces antitrust charges for requiring developers to use its in-app payments service in India. Apple earlier banned app developers from contacting customers through email for payment-related purposes. While Apple enables app developers to sell their services directly, all in-app purchases made within applications downloaded from the App Store must use the iOS payment system and pay Apple a charge ranging from 15% to 30% of total revenues. Apple has been sued by epic in the United States for this practice. Google, which also charges developers a fee and takes a percentage of…

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Instagram is down globally

Instagram is suffering an outage in several parts of the world due to unclear issues. According to Downdetector, the platform that keeps track of internet outages, the Instagram services went down about an hour ago, while the reports about the outage peaked at around 12.15 pm. India seems to be the worst hit by the outage, with swaths of consumers reporting they are not able to access Instagram in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. Facebook has not taken note of the outage yet, but it is likely…

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Twitter tests new feature to block abusive internet trolls

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it is testing a new tool that automatically bans abusive posts, as the US social media platform faces increased pressure to shield its users from online abuse. Users who use the new Safety Mode will have their “mentions” filtered for seven days, preventing them from seeing messages marked as likely to contain hate speech or insults. According to Twitter, the functionality will be tested first by a small number of English-speaking users, with priority given to “marginalized populations and female journalists,” who are frequent targets…

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Indian users can register for covid 19 vaccination through google search

Google Search, Google Maps, and the Google Voice Assistants will now provide Covid-19 vaccine-related information to Indian users. Google announced that Covid-19 vaccination-related information, including vaccine availability, pricing, and more, would be displayed on Google Search and Google Maps. Users can locate the nearest vaccination centre and reserve a time slot. Covid-19 is still causing havoc in some regions of the world, and the only way to limit the virus’s spread is to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Google said that from this week, it would display information on the availability…

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Telegram 8.0: All you need to know

Telegram has announced a significant upgrade that will remove the limit on the number of people that may see a livestream. The software has also enhanced the way messages are transferred across conversations, and it now includes a function that recommends popular stickers to users. Telegram will also display whenever a user selects a sticker during a chat. In addition, new animated stickers will be distributed to users. Furthermore, Telegram has reportedly discontinued support for its Wear OS app, as it is no longer available for download from the Google…

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New Google AI is everything you wanted for a long time

Google’s Research team has unveiled two new techniques to image enhancement that use ai techniques. Google has released two models, SR3 — Image Super-Resolution and CDM — Class-Conditional ImageNet Generation, which it claims, “push the boundaries of image synthesis quality for diffusion models.” According to Google, super resolution models convert a low-resolution image into a detailed high-resolution image. Super resolution can be utilized to improve medical imaging systems and restore ancient family photographs. The Diffusion models were first proposed in 2015 but have recently witnessed a resurgence due to their…

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Microsoft will launch windows 11 on October 5th but will not support android apps initially

Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to all genuine Windows 10 users starting from October 5. That will be the stable version of Windows with free of bugs and problems, unlike to the beta version that some people have been using for some time. Aside from bugs, the stable version of Windows 11 may lack an essential feature: support for Android applications. Microsoft announced that Android applications would be accessible on Windows 11 only in the coming months, implying that customers will be unable to use Tiktok or Instagram on…

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Telegram exceeds 1 billion downloads mark globally

Telegram has become the latest app to exceed the one billion downloads mark internationally. The instant messaging software, which debuted in late 2013, competes with WhatsApp and Facebook’s Messenger. Despite public outcry over WhatsApp’s latest privacy policy modification, it was able to expand its market penetration. Telegram also added new features, such as group video calls, screen sharing with sound, and an improved voice chat experience, which helped entice more users. Telegram reached a billion downloads globally last week, according to TechCrunch. Telegram’s main competitor WhatsApp, as well as Messenger,…

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WhatsApp Rolls out disappearing messages for all chats at once

WhatsApp has been seen testing the disappearing mode feature just days after WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart revealed that the app is working on it. Disappearing mode is a feature that extends the disappearing messages function. Users may enable disappearing messages for all conversations at once using this feature. Currently, users can enable disappearing mode for individual chats and groups. There is no option to enable it for all chats at once. According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp was seen trying the vanishing mode feature in the most recent beta release for the…

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Instagram mandates age verification for teen safety

Instagram has announced that it would begin requesting users to provide their birthdate information. These reminders may be ignored at first, but the social media giant intends to make them mandatory if you want to use Instagram in the future. These prompts attempt to determine how old everyone on Instagram is in order to avoid content that is inappropriate for young kids from appearing in their feed. Instagram claims that this information is required for new features it is developing to safeguard young people. Instagram said in a new blog post…

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