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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S10+ smartphones are displayed at its shop in Seoul (Photo: AP)
Twitter has been testing the new design for about a year now (Reuters file)
Twitter has been testing the new design for about a year now (Reuters file)

Twitter’s desktop redesign takes cues from its mobile app

  • As part of the new change, the navigation bar has been moved to the left of the screen and users with multiple accounts can switch from one to the other from there
  • Twitter is also adding the Explore option from the mobile app, which allows one to browse through trending hashtags and topics

FaceApp is displayed on an iPhone. (AP)
FaceApp is displayed on an iPhone. (AP)

FaceApp sparks worry over privacy of photos

  • Some users fear that FaceApp's access to photos on their smartphones is a giveaway of privacy and personal information
  • While the app does not state that it downloads the photo, it is not unusual for a company to do so, according to a report

With millions of phones shipping to India every year, people are buying a new phone almost every year, some even in six months
Price starts at  ₹1,99,990
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Logos of US social network Instagram are displayed on a screen of a smartphone.  (AFP )
Logos of US social network Instagram are displayed on a screen of a smartphone. (AFP )

Indian bug hunter finds flaw in Instagram, wins $30,000

  • The first bug could have zapped all your photos without knowing your password
  • The second meant tricking you to install an innocent-looking mobile app that could riffle through all your Facebook pictures without being given access to your account

Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Image for representational purposes only)
(L to R) Renders of Samsung Galaxy A80, A70 and A40. (GSMArena)

India server market declined 16% in Q1 2019: IDC

  • The server market witnessed a year-over-year decline of 16.2% in terms of revenue — to hit $298mn in the first quarter of 2019 versus $355.8 million in Q1 last year
  • IBM tops the market with a revenue share of 76.5%, followed by Oracle with share of 17.9 and HPE with 5.6%, said IDC

OPPO A9 runs Android 9.0 Pie, which is based on ColorOS 6.0 and houses a 4020mAh battery
OPPO A9 runs Android 9.0 Pie, which is based on ColorOS 6.0 and houses a 4020mAh battery

OPPO A9 launched in India for 15,490, check features

  • OPPO A9 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and is backed by a 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage
  • OPPO A9 has 16 MP 2 MP rear dual camera setup and a 16MP front camera for selfies

Reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 would have either 256GB or 128GB of internal storage. (Reuters)
Reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 would have either 256GB or 128GB of internal storage. (Reuters)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specifications leaked online

  • A set of leaked images hit the web showing off Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 with its stylus
  • The Galaxy Tab S6 would come with four AKG-tuned speakers -- two each at the top and bottom without any headphone jack

 (Photo: Bloomberg)
Instagram has rolled out a new design on its Stories option in India.
Instagram has rolled out a new design on its Stories option in India.

Instagram expands test to hide 'Like' counts

  • Instagram is giving more users the option to publicly hide the 'Like' count on their posts as it is expanding the feature to six more countries
  • Instagram said the purpose behind the move is to remove the pressure among users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions

Smriti Irani, a former television actor, gave her own twist to the ongoing trend and shared a picture of herself. (smritiiraniofficial)
Smriti Irani, a former television actor, gave her own twist to the ongoing trend and shared a picture of herself. (smritiiraniofficial)

What people are doing with FaceApp, Smriti Irani did almost 10 years back!

  • This is not the first time that Smriti Irani has shared a quirky post related to an ongoing trend
  • Twitter and Instagram are currently overloaded with photos featuring old and wrinkled faces of young people and Bollywood celebrities

Apple, Google's new emojis reflect an inclusive push

  • Apple, Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity
  • Apple and Google unveiled their designs on Wednesday to coincide with World Emoji Day

The aim of the move is to have healthy conversations on its platform, says Twitter (Photo: Reuters)
The aim of the move is to have healthy conversations on its platform, says Twitter (Photo: Reuters)

Twitter unveils 'Hide Replies' feature, global roll-out soon

  • The Twitter users will soon be able to hide replies in the conversation thread on the micro-blogging platform that are offensive, hateful or racist in nature
  • If your followers still want to see the hidden replies, they can press the icon and view those

Avast reported these apps to Google which then removed them from the Play Store. (Reuters)
Avast reported these apps to Google which then removed them from the Play Store. (Reuters)

Google removes seven stalker apps that may have spied on you

  • The apps were able to track the surveilled person's location, collect their contacts, SMS and call history
  • The apps have been installed a combined 130,000 times, with the most-installed apps being Spy Tracker, and SMS Tracker

 (Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

Spotify launches an in-app Disney Hub to lure more fans

  • The Disney Hub places soundtracks from Disney's animated films, Marvel movies, "Star Wars" and other Disney properties in one place
  • Spotify said the hub will roll out additional content, although it did not specify if videos would be available