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WhatsApp could soon allow you to sync chats between iOS and Android
WhatsApp is working to let you use the same account on four different devices.
Twitter purportedly expresses interest in acquiring TikTok US operations
Twitter has reportedly approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app.
TikTok expresses shock in statement responding to President Trump’s executive order
The ByteDance-owned social media company suggests it might take legal aid to ease the situation.
Netflix finally adds Hindi language support to woo the Indian audience
Now, UI elements such as show description, the menu bar and the settings section can all be changed to Hindi language.
Microsoft could buy TikTok’s entire global business including India and Europe (Update)
Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business: Report.
Trump executive order blocks transactions with Bytedance if TikTok is not sold within 45 days
Starting September 20, any US entity will be prohibited from doing transactions with ByteDance citing a threat to national security and privacy.
Apple says cloud gaming services like Stadia and xCloud violate App Store policies
With Apple’s current stance, don’t expect to stream console or PC games via the cloud on your iPhone or iPad anytime soon in the future.
Twitter accounts of government officials and state-backed media will now be labeled
The social media giant will also stop amplifying accounts or tweets from state-backed media outlets on the home page, timeline or search through its recommendation algorithm.
Smart Compose and link preview arrive on the Google Docs mobile app
Users will soon be able to edit Office files using the Docs, Slides, and Sheets mobile apps, and also see a fresh vertically scrollable tile view in Slides.
Google Play Music is shutting down for users in October as YouTube Music takes over
In August, Google will kill the ability to purchase and pre-order music, or upload and download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager.
Apple denies having an interest in buying TikTok
Even if Apple was interested, the deal would put the company in a complex situation where it has to balance pressure from both the US and China.
WhatsApp adds a search tool to let users check if a forwarded message is fake news
WhatsApp says that the content of a forwarded message is uploaded directly on the browser and the company doesn’t see its content.
Snapchat’s new feature allows users to add licensed music to their Snaps
Users will be able to click on Snaps to find the album art, artist name and song title, and also play it on the music streaming platforrm of their choice.
Trump gives ByteDance until September 15 to sell TikTok’s US operations or shut down
Trump says that he’ll pass an executive order to ban TikTok in the US if Microsoft or any other US-based company is unable to strike a deal with ByteDance.
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Apple’s Dark Sky app is officially dead on Android devices
The popular weather app, Dark Sky, is no longer working on Android devices
Trump is planning to ban TikTok in the United States
It seems that President Trump wants to ban TikTok in the United States over privacy concerns
Cortana will stop getting Microsoft support on Android and iOS
It seems that Cortana won’t be available as a digital assistant app on Android and iOS devices starting 2021
Facebook is now a destination for official music videos and premiere of new content
The company is also introducing a new place in Facebook Watch where users can discover music based on genre, artist, mood or themed playlists.
Netflix users can now control the playback speed on its Android app
The ability to adjust playback speed on Netflix is soon coming to the iOS app and the web client as well.
Twitter is surveying users about a subscription-based model of its platform
Twitter is also asking users if they will pay to see lesser ads on social media, and how the audience will react to a paid version of the platform.
Apple Store app gets a ‘For You’ tab and a device comparison tool
The ‘For You’ section in the Apple Store app shows your order status, devices, services, reservations, and even product tips, all in one place.
Google Maps and Search listings now show a Black-owned business attribute
The attribute is identifiable by a round icon with three rust-toned lines running diagonally across it and a black heart in the middle.
Spotify is testing shareable quote cards pulled from podcast episodes
This is a mobile-only experimental feature that is live for users in the US at the moment, and that too, solely for The Michelle Obama Podcast.
Samsung is considering to drop Bixby & Galaxy Apps Store as Google offers new mobile apps deal
The companies are aiming to finalize terms by Friday, according to the report.
Discord brings AI-driven noise suppression tech to its mobile app
The noise suppression tech works best in a space with a lot of non-human voice background noise and can be enabled for both voice and video calls.