Twitter makes it easier to access DMs on the web
The company has begun rolling out a dedicated Messages tab that is always present as a collapsible window in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Twitter accounts of Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and more hacked to promote Bitcoin scam
I’ll double the Bitcoin donation you send me in the next 30 mins. Well, no thanks!
Google reveals a major Gmail redesign with deeper Meet, Chat and Docs integration
Google essentially wants to turn Gmail into a one-stop-shop for all your work needs and the goal is to bring all productivity apps in one place.
Reddit finally brings support for native image galleries
Users will only be allowed to add 20 photos in an image gallery, but the company plans to add support for more media types such as videos and GIFs soon.
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Reliance announces Jio tv+ with content from over 12 global OTT platforms
At the 43rd Annual General Meeting (RIL-AGM) today, Reliance had a slew…
HUAWEI reports 13.1% revenue boost in the first half of 2020 despite COVID-19 impact
The company said it brought in CNY 454 billion (~ $64.9 billion) in revenue during H1 2020, while the net profit stood at 9.2% of that figure.
Google announces new skill training programs to help people get high-paying jobs
The company is also offering 100,000 need-based scholarships to help applicants complete its new career certificate courses.
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WhatsApp makes it easier for businesses to connect with customers using QR codes
One can now also share product catalogs or an individual item in the form of links on websites or other social media platforms.
Amazon Prime Video finally introduces viewer profiles for users across the globe
A total of six profile can be created per account, and each viewer profile will have different recommendations based on user activity.
Slack now lets you customize notifications on a per-day basis
Finally, Slack has agreed to not ruin your weekend!
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.
Apple Card now has a web portal to pay bills and view account statement
Earlier, the only way to check account statement and make payments was through Apple’s Wallet app for iPhones.
Google brings SmartReply to YouTube, but only for creators
Currently, SmartReply in YouTube Studio only supports English and Spanish, but more languages will be added to the list in the near future.
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.
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.
Amazon Prime Video finally gets a shared viewing feature called Watch Party
Watch Party is exclusive to Prime subscribers and is available only in the US right now for the entire Prime Video catalog, except rental or paid content.
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.
Twitch temporarily bans Donald Trump’s account over hateful conduct
Twitch says it doesn’t make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and unlike Facebook, will take action against content that violates policies.
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.
Google brings free product listings to the main Google Search results page
The free product listings will appear in the product knowledge panel on the main search results page, and will first appear on mobile followed by desktop.
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.
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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.
Nest Hub Max now supports group video calls on Google Meet and Duo
Group video calling on the Next Hub Max now supports Google Meet as well, allowing users to tune in up with up to 100 people at once.
Microsoft is permanently shutting down its retail stores
Only the stores in London, New York City, Sydney and Redmond campus will remain open, but they will be ‘reimagined’ by the company.
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Amazon forms a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to combat the menace of fake products
The team consists of former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators, and data analysts.