Google will give employees $1,000 as an allowance to work from home
Aside from giving a $1,000 allowance, Google will also arrange virtual cooking and fitness lessons for employees working remotely.
Facebook renames its Calibra cryptocurrency wallet to Novi
The Novi digital wallet has been developed by Novi Financial, a subsidiary of Facebook that operates independently and is based in Menlo Park, California.
macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update brings Apple’s Battery Health Management tool
The update also brings a new tool for disabling automatic prominence in Group FaceTime calls and controls for calibrating the Pro Display XDR.
Blizzard cancels 2020’s BlizzCon gaming convention due to ongoing pandemic
Blizzard is looking to take the event – or a part of it – online, but it likely won’t happen until early next year.
T-Mobile enables cross-carrier RCS messaging worldwide
T-Mobile’s initiative supports a good cause, but limited carrier adoption of the new messaging standard prevents it from being truly cross-carrier.
Spotify finally lifts the limit of ‘only’ 10,000 songs in Your Library
Assuming that an average song has a 3-minute runtime, it would take over 3 years for a song to repeat if there are 10,000 tracks in your library.
Slack will add scheduled messages, short audio and video messages also in the pipeline
Slack might also get new tools that provide more control over notifications and lets users easily keep track of things on the collaboration platform.
Facebook’s new CatchUp app allows voice calls with up to eight people
The CatchUp app from Facebook’s NPE division only allows voice calls, but it is currently being tested in the US for a limited time on Android and iOS.
Sony’s new ZV-1 compact camera is tailor-made for video content creators
The Sony ZV-1 is priced at $799, but Sony will sell it at an introductory price of $749 until June 28.
ARM unveils Cortex-A78 and Cortex X1 CPUs, Mali-G78 GPU to power 2021 flagships
ARM has also launched the Mali-G68 GPU for low-end phones that offers support for 6 cores, instead of the 24-core support on the new Mali-G78 GPU.
OnePlus 8 series phones can now run Fortnite at a silky-smooth 90FPS frame rate
Upping the frame rate to 90FPS dials down the graphics settings to ‘low’, but you can still enjoy the game with ‘Epic’ graphics at 60FPS frame rate.
Redmi K30i 5G offers a 120Hz display and four rear cameras for just around $270
Redmi K30i 5G is reliant on the Snapdagon 765G chip and packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.
YouTube app on Android tests showing Google Search results alongside relevant videos
You can directly open the suggested webpage or even check out the full Google Search results page, all within the YouTube app.
OPPO Reno4 series live images and key specifications appear online
Both the OPPO Reno4 and its Pro sibling will reportedly employ the Snapdragon 765G chip and will offer 65W fast charging support as well.
HUAWEI Enjoy Z 5G packing a 90Hz display, MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 chip launched
HUAWEI’s latest budget phone packs a 48MP camera at the back sitting alongside a wide-angle lens and a macro camera.
Apple might offer health monitoring capabilities on AirPods in the next few years
Apple reportedly plans to equip ambient light sensors on the AirPods in the next 1-2 years to make them capable of tracking body vitals like heart rate.
VIVO Y70s packing triple rear cameras and Exynos 880 processor goes official
VIVO Y70s features a 48MP primary camera and packs a 4,500mAh battery that offers 18W fast charging support.
Samsung’s new Exynos 880 SoC brings 5G to mid-range smartphones
Samsung is yet to announce in-house smartphones that will employ the Exynos 880 chip.
Motorola RAZR
Motorola RAZR successor’s specs allegedly leaked, arriving in September
Motorola RAZR 2.0 will reportedly pack the Snapdragon 765 processor and will also add 5G support to the mix, but only for the sub-6GHz band.
Zoom disables GIPHY integration in chat citing user privacy concerns
Zoom says it will restore GIPHY integration in chat after taking apt technical and security measures, but hasn’t revealed the issue behind these measures.
Sony Xperia 1 II finally comes to the US, pre-orders start on June 1 at an exorbitant $1,200
To sweeten the deal, Sony will bundle the WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling earbuds worth $230 with all pre-orders placed before June 28.
Galaxy Note 20+ leaked renders show a familiar design and ginormous camera bump
Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ looks identical to Galaxy Note 10 from the front, but the camera module has a different design and has a huge bump too.
There is already a jailbreak out there for the freshly released iOS 13.5
The iOS 13.5 jailbreak doesn’t have any adverse impact on battery life, and neither does it prevent the usage of services such as Apple Pay.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 cleared for ECG monitoring in its home market
The Samsung Health Monitor app now allows Galaxy Watch Active 2 users to measure blood pressure and monitor heart rate rhythm.
The Prodigal Son Returns! An HTC 5G flagship phone is coming in July: Report
Is HTC’s resurrection a little too late?