Apple may allow third-party apps to be set as default in iPhone soon

Till date, in typical Apple fashion, default apps on their iOS platform have always been locked to Apples own pre-installed offerings like Apple Music and Safari. Now, Apple is apparently discussing bringing the walls down a bit and let third party apps to be set as defaults by users.

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Google removes nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for violating its ads policy

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Intrusive advertisements on apps has been an issue that Google has been tackling on android for years now. As part of this effort, Google has banned 600 apps from its Play Store for violating its disruptive ads policy and disallowed interstitial policy.

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Twitter is testing new ways to target misinformation spread

The spread of misinformation in social media is an issue that is widely debated these days. According to a leaked demo, Twitter may roll a new policy that targets misinformation by having a community of fact-checkers and journalists marking the tweet as “Harmfully misleading” or not.

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Havells Carnesia-I intelligent fan with smart mode launched for Rs. 4500

Havells, a popular consumer electronics brand in India has launched their first smart ceiling fan in India called the Carnesia-I. It can intelligently sense the temperature and humidity in the room to adjust the fan speed accordingly and it can be controlled by an app or via a voice assistant.

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TECNO CAMON 15 and CAMON 15 Pro with Android 10, 48MP AI Quad rear cameras launched starting at Rs. 9999

Tecno, a budget smartphone brand has launched two new phones as part of its Camon series of photography focused phones called the 15 and 15 Pro. Differentiating between the two phones, the 15 Pro has a 32MP Pop-Up Selfie camera while the Camon 15 uses 16MP dot-in selfie Camera.

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Android location access to become safer and more transparent with Android 11

With the launch of the Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel devices, Google is showing its commitment towards making user location data more safe and transparent to users. They have announced a bunch of changes in the preview that ensures unnecessary access to a users’ location is limited along with timelines for developers to adhere for their future app launches.

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Microsoft launches new Office app that combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for all iOS and Android users

Microsoft Office is arguably the most powerful suite of applications for the work, home, and school on the PC and Mac. However, they didn’t have much of a presence in the mobile app space. Now Microsoft plans to change that with the launch of the new Office app for both iOS and Android that consolidates Word, Powerpoint and Excel into one app. It was released in beta for Android users back in November last year.

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Emperion Nebulus ARM-based Windows 10 device that can run Android apps teased

Emperion, a company based in UK has teased a device, in a tweet, that has the form factor of a phone and is apparently running Windows 10 on an ARM based processor. The device is called Nebulus and will have the capability to run Android apps without an emulator.

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Seamless Release 1.0 standard for hassle free in-flight connectivity announced

Seamless Air Alliance, a group having members like Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone, Airbus, Airtel and more have launched their Seamless Release 1.0,  which is a standard aimed at providing in-flight internet connectivity to airplane passengers.

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Apple’s iPhone SE 2 shipments may get delayed further as Coronavirus hits supply chain

The Coronavirus outbreak continues to cause supply issues for technology companies as Apple’s next low-cost iPhone supply is likely more delayed. Apple originally planned to start mass-production of the devices in February but now it has been delayed well into late March.

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Mozilla launches VPN service in beta for Android, Windows 10 and more

Mozilla, the makers of the famous Firefox browser, is entering the VPN market space with the launch of their beta VPN android app. The paid VPN service is developed in partnership with Mullvad and will use the WireGuard protocol to secure its connections.

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Google Stadia coming to 18 new phones including Samsung, ASUS devices; not Pixel exclusive anymore

When Google Stadia was launched 3 months ago, it faced a lot of backlash from the gaming community for launching a clearly unfinished product. Google has been really slow with updates since then, but finally has announced that support for Stadia would be available on 18 more phones other than the Pixel.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 3rd generation 5nm 5G modem with up to 7.5Gbps download speeds announced

The race for 5G surges ahead as major 5G modem chip manufacturer, Qualcomm has announced its 3rd generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution called the Snapdragon X60. It features the worlds first 5nm 5G baseband and has spectrum aggregation across all key 5G bands and combinations.

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TCL concept phone with slide-out screen press images surface

With more and more phones coming with foldable displays, both along the horizontal and vertical axis, TCL has supposedly gone another route and built a concept phone that incorporates a slide-out display instead. The idea behind the design is to have a tablet experience on a regular phone once the screen is pulled out.

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Apple said to have scheduled an event for March 31st, iPhone SE 2 (iPhone 9) expected

Apple is said to hold a spring time press event at the end of March, likely to launch the upcoming rumoured “iPhone 9” or “iPhone SE 2”. Apple previously held a press event during spring 2019 to unveil new iPad models along with new versions of their Pages, Keynote and Numbers iOS apps.

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