Pocketnow Daily: Apple’s iPhone 12 BEST and WORST Leaks Confirmed? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new camera of the iPhone 12, Apple’s charger survey, our fist look at the OnePlus Nord and more
LinkedIn caught grabbing clipboard content, blames it on a bug that’ll be fixed soon
LinkedIn blamed this intrusive behavior on a bug and mentioned this is not how the app is supposed to function on a day-to-day basis.
Google is finally implementing 64-bit architecture for Chrome on Android
64-bit, here I C(hr)ome!
Huawei AppGallery
HUAWEI adds Bolt, an Uber alternative to its AppGallery
Bolt is in the final stages of the integration process and is expected to land in AppGallery this week.
Zoom JioMeet
Reliance Jio launches a Zoom knock-off, JioMeet in India
The Zoom knock-off features an almost lookalike home screen with an added ‘Help” button at the bottom.
Amazon Prime Video finally gets a Windows 10 app, brings offline viewing too
However, you can’t specify the folder in which content is downloaded for offline viewing, and the quality appears to have been capped at HD for the moment.
Facebook, Instagram now prominently advise you to wear a mask and read health tips
There’s also a link to CDC’s database where you can read more about the importance of wearing face masks and the preventive steps to keep yourself safe.
Google Play Store has a Virtual Hand Sanitizer app, and I am entertained!
It is definitely amusing to see that Google Play has cleared an app that serves almost no purpose to justify its existence.
Facebook is pulling the plugs on its TikTok clone Lasso on July 10
As popular singer Sia crooned in one of her songs, “And another one bites the dust”.
Instagram tests showing all your Stories on a single page
Some users now see a new ‘See All Stories’ button on the homepage that opens a feed where you can see all the Stories in one place.
Facebook is shutting down its Pinterest-wannabe app called Hobbi
The Hobbi app was launched by Facebook’s experimental projects division in February and is being killed rather quickly due to low user engagement.
WhatsApp gets animated stickers, QR codes, one-tap group video calling, and more
Another cool feature making its way is a tap-and-hold gesture for expanding a tile in group video calls, alongside dark mode for its desktop client.
Spotify
Spotify introduces Premium Duo, a subscription plan aimed at couples
Thee two users applying for Spotify Premium Duo must reside at the same address to be eligible.
HUAWEI Apps Up
HUAWEI launches a global app innovation contest with USD$1 million in cash prizes
HUAWEI has announced the launch of the HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps…
YouTube TV subscription price hiked to $64.99 as it adds new channels
The company says subscription charge has gone up due to the rising cost of content as it adds eight more channels from ViacomCBS.
Finally, the Stadia Controller will work wirelessly with your Android phone
Also, if you purchase a Stadia Controller before July 2, you can score a 10% percent discount, bringing the price down to $62.10 in the US.
Love dinosaurs? Google Search puts them in your living room with AR view
You can also record AR videos and recreate scenes from the Jurassic World movies, complete with sounds of a dinosaur’s roaring and footsteps.
Google Photos temporarily disables image backups for messaging apps
Image backups in Google Photos have been disabled for WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Helo, Instagram, LINE, Messages, and Viber.
TikTok banned in India citing security risks as anti-China sentiments soar
Popular apps such as CamScanner, Shareit, Mobile Legends, UC Browser, and Weibo have also been banned citing threat to national security and public order.
Facebook dark mode
Facebook rolls out dark mode for mobile users
There is also no information for when the new dark mode setting will be released for the Android app.
Google Meet will finally let users blur or set a custom background during video calls
Google Meet will also block anonymous attendees from participating in an education meeting by default, but moderators will have the option to disable it.
Facebook dark mode
Facebook will label politicians’ posts if they violate policies, but won’t remove it
The rule won’t apply if a politician’s post is deemed incendiary that can lead to violence or if it can suppress voting rights, and will be removed.
Google’s Phone app will tell why a business is calling you with its Verified Calls feature
Verified Calls can be disabled by users, and Google also assures that it doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information after verification.
Spotify Amazon
Spotify now works on Amazon Echo devices in India
The feature was added for Amazon Echo devices back in 2016 in select markets.
Google Photos redesign adds a map view and introduces a new logo
The Search tab now has a map view that lets users see where they clicked their photos and videos, complete with pinch and zoom gesture support.