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Xiaomi has been among the pioneers in launching phones with high-megapixel image sensors (Reuters)
Xiaomi has been among the pioneers in launching phones with high-megapixel image sensors (Reuters)

Xiaomi reportedly working on 144MP camera smartphone

  • Previously, it was reported that Samsung is working on a 144MP sensor.
  • Xiaomi was also one of the first companies to launch a phone with a 48MP camera

The logo for the Zoom Video Communications Inc. application is displayed on a smartphone screen  (Bloomberg)
The retail giant has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 (Bloomberg)
The retail giant has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 (Bloomberg)

Amazon working on a new game streaming platform: Report

  • When it comes to cloud-based gaming, Amazon will have to compete with Microsoft and Google
  • Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year

A resident wearing protective gear checks a mobile phone in Wuhan, Hubei province, as China holds a national mourning for those who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival, April 4, 2020 (Reuters)
A resident wearing protective gear checks a mobile phone in Wuhan, Hubei province, as China holds a national mourning for those who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival, April 4, 2020 (Reuters)

In China, a green symbol on smartphone governs life post coronavirus

  • If the code had been red, that would tell that the user was confirmed to be infected or had symptoms
  • The system is made possible by the Chinese public's almost universal adoption of smartphones

The company is now developing a tool that will highlight important information from important health organisations (AP)
A student takes online classes at home, with his companions, using the Zoom APP during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (Reuters)
Redmi Band launched in China
The introduction of 5G iPhones later this year would serve as a catalyst that can accelerate Apple iPhone growth (Reuters)
The introduction of 5G iPhones later this year would serve as a catalyst that can accelerate Apple iPhone growth (Reuters)

Apple's 5G iPhones can still arrive on time: Foxconn

  • Foxconn had to close its factories for a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • However, the company has already resumed normal operations

Google headquarters (AP)
A file photo of iPhone 8. Photo: Bloomberg
Google told Reuters the lifting of restrictions for some advertisers will be applied across its platforms. (AFP)
Zoom’s privacy policy doesn’t explain to users that its app contains code that discloses information to Facebook and potentially other third parties (Reuters)
Zoom’s privacy policy doesn’t explain to users that its app contains code that discloses information to Facebook and potentially other third parties (Reuters)

Zoom grapples with security flaws that sour users on app

During the coronavirus pandemic, it seems as if everyone is connecting with Zoom’s videoconferencing app -- including, on occasion, unwanted visitors.

(Photo: iStock)
(Photo: iStock)

Arming yourself against cybersecurity threats in the age of coronavirus

Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) across all your social media accounts

(Photo: iStock)
A 3D-printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of coronavirus sign in this illustration (Photo: Reuters)
A 3D-printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of coronavirus sign in this illustration (Photo: Reuters)

Delhi Govt launches Covid-19 helpline on WhatsApp

  • To use the helpline, users need to save the number in their phone contacts and then text ‘Hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started
  • This service has been built on the WhatsApp Business API, using Infobip India and will be available in English

The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen. (Reuters)
Photo: Bloomberg
The Shorts feature will make use of all the music that YouTube has licensed already (Reuters)
The Shorts feature will make use of all the music that YouTube has licensed already (Reuters)

YouTube working on TikTok rival app called Shorts

  • Shorts will allow people to upload brief videos into a feed inside the mobile app, much like TikTok
  • Earlier, Facebook also quietly released a standalone app called 'Lasso' to compete with TikTok

Compared with a three-year-old system, the i9-10980HK delivers up to 54 per cent more frames per second
The 'Aarogya Setu' app determines if you are at risk by scanning through a database of known cases across India, and also via location (Google Play Store)
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