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Twitter is offering more control to its users over the conversations they start. (AP)
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Why e-governance apps for citizens need improvement

  • Social media is replete  with complaints about  inconsistent performance, inept customer support
  • UMANG is just one of the apps launched under the government’s Digital India initiative that aims at making government services accessible to citizens on their fingertips

WhatsApp versions on Android and iOS that came after version 2.19.274 and 2.19.100, respectively, have been affected (Reuters)
WhatsApp versions on Android and iOS that came after version 2.19.274 and 2.19.100, respectively, have been affected (Reuters)

WhatsApp worry and fallibility of a messaging app

  • WhatsApp versions on Android and iOS that came after version 2.19.274 and 2.19.100, respectively, have been affected
  • Unlike last time, no users were affected by this new vulnerability, according to WhatsApp

The feature, which has previously been tested in the United States, Canada and Japan, is part of Twitter's efforts to clean up abusive content (AP)
The feature, which has previously been tested in the United States, Canada and Japan, is part of Twitter's efforts to clean up abusive content (AP)

Twitter rolls out 'hide replies' feature to its users worldwide

  • Users will still be able to see and engage with hidden replies by pressing an icon that will appear on the tweets
  • Twitter will also check with users who use the feature whether they want to block the replier

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Opinion | Increased competition is democratizing television technology in India

The combined prowess of IoT and AI will become the centre of our homes

Some new features, such as sharing file folders over iCloud and streaming music to multiple sets of AirPods, were either delayed or are still missing
Some new features, such as sharing file folders over iCloud and streaming music to multiple sets of AirPods, were either delayed or are still missing

Inside Apple’s iPhone software shakeup after buggy iOS 13 debut

The new approach calls for Apple's development teams to ensure that test versions, known as 'daily builds,' of future software updates disable unfinished or buggy features by default

Tech Mahindra said the Finnish technology ecosystem is one of the most progressive in Europe
Tech Mahindra said the Finnish technology ecosystem is one of the most progressive in Europe

Tech Mahindra, Business Finland ink MoU for R&D in 5G, 6G technology

  • Tech Mahindra will develop, pilot and implement state-of-the-art digital products and services to foster growth, productivity and innovations in the area of 5G and 6G
  • As part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra will set up an innovation lab in Finland to foster growth and innovation

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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphone will be available in three screen sizes (Reuters)
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphone will be available in three screen sizes (Reuters)

Galaxy S11 may come with 120Hz display and support 8K video recording

  • As per a recent report, Galaxy S11 would arrive in the third week of February 2020
  • Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 865 chip, which will power the US variants of the S11, is also expected to have enough horsepower to offer 8K video recording

The case features a dedicated camera button that launches the Camera app whether the iPhone is locked or unlocked (Reuters)
'Most e-commerce providers use 'responsive web design' to adapt the presentation of information to the device used'
'Most e-commerce providers use 'responsive web design' to adapt the presentation of information to the device used'

This is why you should use computers over smartphones for online shopping

  • This study differentiates between screen size and information reduction, which are often mixed up
  • Participants viewed eight informational features about each room option on the PC display and only three on a mobile display

Both Google and Samsung have issued a security patch for the vulnerabilities (Reuters)
Both Google and Samsung have issued a security patch for the vulnerabilities (Reuters)

Forget Pegasus, a new threat reveals your Android phone camera can spy on you

  • ecurity researchers at cyber security firm Checkmarx, they have found vulnerabilities impact the camera apps of smartphone vendors like Google Pixel and some Samsung devices in the Android ecosystem
  • Both Google and Samsung have issued a security patch for the vulnerabilities

Xiaomi's IoT platform has connected 196 million devices, and the number of users of IoT devices exceeds 3 million (Reuters)
'To see the photos the students captured of the ways they see the world around them was truly inspiring,' Kaiann Drance, Apple's Vice President said in a statement (Apple)
'To see the photos the students captured of the ways they see the world around them was truly inspiring,' Kaiann Drance, Apple's Vice President said in a statement (Apple)

Apple donates iPhone 11s to nonprofit org that teaches photography to students

  • The students are encouraged to tell their personal stories about growing up in Chicago that faces gun violence
  • After each program, prints of the students' photos are sold through nonprofit organisation 100cameras

Fossil Gen 5 comes with a Heart Rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter and ambient light sensor (Fossil)
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Samsung to restart manufacturing TVs in India

  • Samsung imports its portfolio of TVs from Vietnam under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries
  • Samsung recently entered into an agreement with Dixon Technologies for production in India

 This file photo combo of images shows a Google sign and the Facebook app.  (AP)
This file photo combo of images shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. (AP)

Google, Facebook at center of rising political-ad tensions

  • Trump campaign officials pressured Facebook to maintain its permissive political advertising rules
  • Google announced an overhaul of how campaigns may target their messages across the world’s largest search engine

The incident revealed that the Cloud version of Microsoft Office is not infallible. (Photo: AP)
The incident revealed that the Cloud version of Microsoft Office is not infallible. (Photo: AP)

Microsoft 365 services restored after global outage

  • After a global outage hit many Microsoft 365 users for several hours, access and functionality of the services were restored, the company said
  • Microsoft blamed a 'networking build' for Microsoft 365 services outage