WhatsApp testing fingerprint authentication for web client

WhatsApp is testing a new feature in its beta channel on Android that will enable biometric authentication when creating a new session of the Whatsapp Web client. This will help improve overall account security for users who work with multiple web clients during the day.

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Disney+ Hotstar VIP introduces Watch’N Play social feed feature for Dream11 IPL 2020

The Dream11 Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2020 is on track to kick start tomorrow in the UAE, which means that this season’s television viewership and Disney+ Hotstar viewership will be through the roof. Aimed at bring a better social experience to their viewers and IPL fans, Disney+ Hotstar is improving on their Watch’N Play social feed with new features, namely “Hotshot” and “Duet”.

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Paytm Android app removed from Play Store for repeated policy violations

Paytm, one of India’s most popular digital payment solutions, has just had its Android app removed from the Google Play Store for repeated policy violations. The move came after Paytm promoted a fantasy sports service, which is basically a sports betting and gambling arena; an app feature that Google specifically prohibits on its Play Store.

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OnePlus Buds Z more affordable wireless earbuds said to launch soon

It has been nearly two months since OnePlus entered the wireless earbuds market with the launch of the OnePlus Buds for a price of Rs. 4990 in India. A rumour has now been spotted that seems to indicate that OnePlus is working on an even cheaper variant of the Buds, with the name Buds Z.

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Amazon Alexa Android and iOS app now supports Hindi

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant has become quite popular in India over the last few years, steadily adding features to suit the Indian user base. Now, on the day of its one year anniversary of Alexa’s supporting Hindi, Amazon has announced they will now be expanding this support to the Alexa Android and iOS app.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 and Triton 300 with 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPUs launched in India

Acer, makers of the well-known Predator series of gaming products, has announced refreshes of the Helios 300 and Triton 300 laptops in India. They have now been updated with 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs, feature up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics and up to 240Hz displays options.

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Facebook announces Oculus Quest 2 all-in-one VR headset starting at $299

Facebook’s Oculus has unveiled its next generation all-in-one VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2 for a price of $299. The headset is the successor to Oculus Quest, that was launched back in 2018, now with an updated, redesigned all-in-one form factor, new Touch controllers and their highest display resolution till date.

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Sony PlayStation 5 next generation console launching November 12 starting at $399.99

Nearly 7 months after revealing their next generation PlayStation 5’s specifications, Sony, during an event yesterday, unveiled the launch date for the consoles — November 12. Sony also finally revealed the price for these consoles — $399.99 (Approx. Rs. 29,497) for the PS5 Digital Edition and $499.99 (Approx. Rs. 36,872) for the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive.

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Toshiba launches range of HD Ready, Full HD and 4K Smart TVs in India starting at Rs. 12990

Popular Japanese brand Toshiba, has announced the launch of 7 new TVs for the Indian market, ranging from 32-inch HD-Ready to 65-inch 4K UHD smart TVs. The TVs come in three series – the premium UHD U79 series, the UHD U50 Series and the Smart L50 series.

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Soundcore Life U2 Neckband wireless earphones with 24 hour battery life launched in India for Rs. 2899

Soundcore by Anker, has announced the launch of their Life U2 Neckband wireless earphones in India. It is designed for running and Home workouts,  has a long battery life, USB-C charging, supports fast charging, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.

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Facebook introduces Automated Captions for Facebook Live videos

During these pandemic times, many of us have turned online for getting our information from news agencies and government organisations. Aimed at helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Facebook is now introducing automatic closed captions to Facebook Live and Workplace Live.

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Amazon Smart Plug launched in India for Rs. 1999

One of the most popular types of devices in the IoT ecosystems these days are smart plugs. They are essentially an extension placed over your regular plug point that will make it “smart” and controllable remotely, either through an app or through a smart home assistant like Alexa. Amazon, the makers of Alexa, has now released their own smart plug in India for Rs. 1999.

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Apple introduces Family Setup and customized kids experiences for Apple Watch

Apple announced its Apple Watch Series 6 during its Time Flies event today and along with it, Apple announced Family Setup, which is an easy way to set up an Apple Watch experience for kids and older family members of a household who do not own an iPhone. Kids can be setup with an Apple Watch through their parent’s iPhone and access personalized Activity goals, custom Memoji and more.

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Apple One subscription with Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud announced starting at Rs. 195 per month

About a month ago, there were reports of Apple’s plans to release digital services bundles to attract more customers to their many services. Now, during the ‘Time Flies’ event, Apple announced its Apple One subscription service that bundle Apple’s many services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+.

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Apple Fitness+ app with Apple Watch integration and personalized studio workouts announced

During their Time Flies event today, Apple announced a new app to compliment the Apple Watch called the Fitness+ app. It can integrate with metrics from the Apple Watch and provide users with personalized workout experience on their iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

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