WhatsApp

WhatsApp starts limiting Status Videos to 15 seconds

The app gives you the option to specify any 15-second section of a video that can go as your status.

How to have a Safe Video Call Party while Quarantined

Staying in because of the coronavirus outbreak? Learn how to have a Video Call Party that doesn’t violate the privacy of you and your friends.
Disney+

Disney+ to arrive in Europe with reduced streaming quality

The EU had asked streaming services to consider temporary reductions in streaming quality.

Google cancels I/O 2020 due to coronavirus situation

Google has finally pulled the plug on the I/O event this year, but remains committed to sharing Android updates with developers and community.

Android 11 Developer Preview 2: What’s new?

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 11. Here’s a list of all the notable new features and changes that come with it.

iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support to release on March 24

You’ll have to wait until May to take full advantage of trackpad support because that’s when the new Magic Keyboard cover hits the shelves.

Purism Librem Mini is a Freedom Friendly Home Server or Desktop

Purism’s laptop computers start at $1249, so a mini desktop that starts at $699 but gives you all of the same security features is a welcome addition.
Telegram

Telegram adds a new extension for restricted channels

It is being called a ‘group chat extension for channels’.
disney+ Hotstar

Disney+ goes live in India with originals like The Mandalorian

The new design is not yet live on Hotstar’s website.

Be careful about buying refurbished Chromebooks

When buying a refurbished Chromebook, be aware that some things might not work even after a hard reset.

Reddit now allows you to report suicidal users to offer support

Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 text-based support for anyone in crisis.
OnePlus teaser

OnePlus teases something for Tuesday, March 3, but what is it?

OnePlus is teasing a “surprise” for March 3. Before you get your hopes up, chances are high this is not a phone or a product per se.
Facebook F8 developer conference

Coronavirus effect: Facebook cancels F8 Developer Conference scheduled in May

Facebook will organize “a combo of locally hosted events, videos, and live-streamed content.”

Eve teases direction for its next 2-in-1, needs your input

Eve is working on a new 2-in-1, a successor to the Eve V, and it needs your help in figuring out its name, as well as some of its features.
Google Stadia

Google Stadia is coming to Asus, Razer and Samsung phones on February 20

Google Stadia now works on 26 Android phones.

A $99 Chromebook is so much better with Gallium Linux installed

Chrome OS is okay if all you need is a web browser, but upgrading a Chromebook to Gallium Linux turns your Chromebook into a much more powerful, serious computer.
ToTok

Alleged spying app ToTok removed from Google Play Store, again

ToTok was also pulled from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store in December. The application returned to the Play Store on January 4.
Telegram v5.15

Telegram gets redesigned profiles, fast media viewer and more with v5.15 update

The update brings a better media browsing experience alongside new profile design and emojis.
Google Gboard Emoji Kitchen

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen allows you to combine emojis to create new ones

Emoji Kitchen enables users to take their favorite emojis and mix them into customized stickers. However, it works only with those supported by Google.
Google Earth View

1,000 high-res ‘Earth View’ wallpapers make their way to Chromecast, Android and more

Users can check out the new wallpapers in the Earth View Gallery. Plus, they are also available in the Earth View Chrome Extension.

U.S. urges allies to consider taking a “controlling stake” in Ericsson and Nokia

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that the U.S. and its allies should consider taking a “controlling stake” in Ericsson and Nokia.
Instagram DM reactions

Facebook Reactions-like feature coming soon to Instagram DMs

You will soon be able to react to Direct Messages (DMs) on Instagram. The company is said to be working on DM reactions since late October 2019.
Google Tangi

Google launches Tangi, a short-form video app for DIY, how-tos and more

Google has forayed into the short-video making apps market with the launch of Tangi. The app is focused on creativity and Do It Yourself (DIY) space.

Nintendo has no plans to launch a new Switch console in 2020

Nintendo’s Switch and Switch Lite handheld consoles have been breakout hits, which…

Privacy-focused email service ProtonMail banned in Russia

ProtonMail, the privacy-focused email service that is favoured by journalists for its security measures, has been banned in Russia.