Google Chrome to block annoying auto-redirect pop-ups for better user protection

Chrome logo withPop-up and page redirect ads are the most annoying part of the web browsing experience which no one has control over even with trusted ad networks. In order to tackle the same and provide better user protections, Google is rolling out three new features that will solve the issue at the browser level. Google already said that it will block autoplay videos in Chrome from 2018.

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Apple said to ramp up technology for AR headset by 2019, ship it in 2020

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Apple is aiming to ramp up the technology for AR headset which it sees a breakthrough product for iPhones success by 2019 and could ship a product by 2020, according to a new Bloomberg report. Unlike current VR headsets, Apple AR headset technology is said to have its own display, processor and operating system.

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Apple said to be working on redesign of 2018 iPad with Facial Recognition

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Apple is working on a redesign of high-end iPad that is slated to release in 2018 that will feature the Facial recognition and slimmer edges just like the iPhone X. However, the new iPad won’t have the OLED display according to a report from Bloomberg.

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Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO professional monitor headphones launched in India for Rs. 7500

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Beyerdynamic has launched DT 240 professional monitor headphones in India. The DT 240 professional headphones are aimed towards musicians, podcasters, and filmmakers. The company characterizes the headphones as clean, deep bass, lively mids, and clearly defined highs.

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Opera 49 for desktop brings new snapshot tool, VR player, customized start page and more

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Opera has updated its browser for desktop with new snapshot tool, VR player and several improvements and features. Opera says that new update aims at making web browsing even more interactive and convenient. It includes a handy search pop-up tool, integrated popular social messengers and support for watching online video content using VR headsets.

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Instagram Stories now lets you import photos and videos more than 24 hours old

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Instagram Story feature had a restriction of uploading photos or videos that you took in the last 24 hours. However, from today that isn’t the case as the company now lets you upload or post stories with photos and videos which you took more than 24 hours ago just like you normally do.

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Snapchat to bring completely redesigned app to make it easier to use

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Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel in earnings letter to investors today has announced that the company is working on a completely new design for the Snapchat app on hearing the feedback over the years that said that the app is difficult to use or hard to use. He confirmed that a completely redesigned easy to use app UI is coming soon.

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Apple Pay Cash now available with iOS 11.2 beta and WatchOS 4.2 beta

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Apple has silently launched the Pay Cash beta; peer-to-peer money transfer in an iMessage on iOS 11.1 and WatchOS 4.2. This feature was announced earlier this year and it only now the feature is being available in beta which you need to opt-in.

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Twitter doubles Tweet limit to 280 characters for everyone

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Twitter back in September has launched 280 character limit per Tweet for few users, and today the company has made it official by launching it for almost everyone based on the results and goals it achieved during the initial phase.

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Apple India supplier planning on expanding its iPhone assembly facility

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Apple.Inc primary assembler in India is said to be planning on expanding its facilities in Bengaluru and is scouting for land in about 100 acres according to the people who are familiar with the matter. Wistron Corp. executives have shortlisted few spots including one that is very close to the airport.

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Ola partners with Microsoft for connected vehicle platform

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Ola has partnered with Microsoft to build a new connected vehicle platform for future. Microsoft will be the cloud partner as Ola said to use Microsoft Azure to power Ola Play its existing connected car platform.

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Paytm integrates BHIM UPI payments on its platform

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Paytm has integrated BHIM UPI payments system on its app. BHIM is the Indian Government’s digital payment service, and it is the largest issuer and acquirer of UPI. Paytm has recently introduced Inbox native chat service on their platform.

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Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL November update brings saturated color mode, adds fading navigation buttons and more

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Google has rolled out November security update for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL along with security patch brings tons of other improvements and fixes just as it said it would. Starting off with the promised saturated color mode which is here to fix the muted colors issue that many users have reported. It also includes fixes for the Pixel 2’s “clicking” issue in the earpiece.

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Samsung’s appeal in $120 million Apple lawsuit rejected by Supreme Court

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Samsung’s fight with Apple seems to have come to an end at the moment as Supreme court has refused to hear Samsung’s appeal in the case. Backing the circuit court decision reinstating a $120 million penalty for Apple’s patent infringement technologies like slide to unlock and autocorrecting text.

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Music recognition in Google Assistant now rolling out to Non-Pixel phones

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At the Pixel event in October, Google introduced a new always music listen offline recognition feature which would automatically detect the song playing nearby. At the same event, Google mentioned that general recognition feature to the assistant would be rolling to Non-pixel phones as well and today that feature is being rolled out.

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