UK DITCHES AAROGYA SETU-LIKE APP

The United Kingdom decided to abandon its centralised Covid-19 contact-tracing mobile application, officials announced late on Thursday, saying that they will instead adopt a system developed by Apple and Google that experts say comes with stricter privacy safeguards. The abandoned…

GOOGLE MEET HITS 50 MILLION DOWNLOAD MARK ON GOOGLE PLAY STORE AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DATA REVEALS

Google Meet has crossed the 50 million downloads mark on Google Play Store. The video conferencing service by Google is enjoying rising popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although early into the COVID-19 lockdown, rivals such as Microsoft Teams, and newcomers…

AFTER GOOGLE COLLABORATION, APPLE BOOKS NEW CORONAVIRUS DOMAIN NAME

Apple has already launched a COVID-19 website and app with a screening tool and other information about the new coronavirus pandemic. Now, Apple has booked a domain name called AppleCoronavirus.com, after the Apple andGoogle last week announced a joint effort to…

WHATSAPP WILL NOT LET YOU SHARE VIDEOS LONGER THAN 15 SECONDS IN INDIA

After YouTube, Netflix, and many others imposed limitations such as lowering the bitrate and defaulting to a lower resolution, WhatsApp has done something similar to the ‘Status’ section on its platform to save the internet lines as millions are sitting…

REALME AND OPPO EXTEND WARRANTY SUPPORT AMIND COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Due to amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Realme and Oppo have announced extending warranty support for their customers. The warranty extension will be available for all smartphones and accessories whose warranty has expired during the lockdown period starting March 23, 2020…

GOOGLE WILL NOW SHOW COVID-19 ALERT FOR TRAVELLING TO DIFFERENT PLACE

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, countries around the world are updating their travel restriction. This has also led to a spike in search of travel by users. Google is updating its search results for travel by adding Covid-19 advisories along with…

FACEBOOK TO BRING WHATSAPP-LIKE LIMIT ON FORWARDING MESSAGES 

Social networking companies are stepping up efforts to fight misinformation relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook, the world’s largest social networking platform, has already taken a few initiatives. The company is now working on a new measure to combat Covid-19…

WHATSAPP TESTING SEARCH MESSAGES ON WEB FEATURE TO CURB SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Popular social messaging app WhatsApp constantly keeps updating its app to provide its users with a smooth messaging experience. After finally launching the year-long awaited dark mode feature for both its Android and iOS users, the Facebook-owned messaging app is…

GOOGLE PLAY HIDES SEARCH RESULTS FOR CORONAVIRUS: HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Even as the Coronavirus outbreak is continuing around the world, tech companies are busy censoring the keywords Coronavirus, COVID-19 and COVID19. This time around, it is Google filtering search results on the Play Store for Android devices. Try searching for…

GOOGLE MAKES HANGOUTS MEET, FREE FOR G SUIT TO COUNTER CORORNAVIRUS

Novel Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire, with over 93,000 cases reported worldwide and global death toll surpassing the mark of 3,200. Facebook, Twitter, and many other tech companies have started encouraging their employees to work from home to avoid further…