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

Telegram has added yet another update to its instant messaging app, bringing the version count to v5.15. It brings a few features to enhance the user experience like a better profile viewer design, better media browsing, more moving emoji and an updated People Nearby 2.0.

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Gmail for iOS now lets users add attachments from Apple’s Files app

As Apple makes iOS and iPadOS more user-friendly with regard to sharing documents and files via third party applications, Gmail for iOS has finally integrated the option to add attachments in mails from Apple’s Files app from Gmail itself.

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WhatsApp crosses 2 billion users worldwide

WhatsApp which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 crossed 1 billion users worldwide in July 2017 and undoubtedly, it is popular among many users worldwide. After crossing a 1.5 billion user milestone in 2018, WhatsApp has now announced that it has hit the next milestone.

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Mint Keyboard to be the default Keyboard on Xiaomi smartphones in future

Xiaomi announced Mint Keyboard back in September last year, it is the result of a collaboration between the Chinese giant and popular app Bobble AI. Designed for Indian users, Mint Keyboard aims to enrich the expressions and conversations with the AI engine. It supports 23 Indic languages and has the ability to accurately predict regional languages. Continue reading “Mint Keyboard to be the default Keyboard on Xiaomi smartphones in future”

Netflix brings toggle to turn on/off autoplay previews and autoplay next episode

Autoplaying previews and autoplaying next episode in a series in Netflix have been an annoying features for some users who do want to see trailers of every show or film as they scroll through the app or when they finish an episode. Netflix has finally decided to provide users with a toggle to turn off/on both features, available on all platforms.

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Google Maps celebrates 15th anniversary with new app design, improved Live View and more

Released in 2005, Google Maps has now completed 15 years live. To celebrate, Google announced a bunch of new features like improved public transportation info, a more advanced Live View and a redesign to the organisation of info into 5 easy to access tabs as soon as you open the app.

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Paytm launches All-in-one POS devices for SMEs

Paytm has launched a new Android based All-in-one POS device that will help merchants accept payment through a variety of methods. The machine can accept Paytm Wallet, all UPI based apps, Debit & Credit Cards, Cash and is loaded with billing, payments, and customer management software.

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‘Tangi’ short video platform focussed on DIY and creativity released by Google’s Area 120

Area 120, which is a workshop for Google’s experiment projects in the past has tested many services like a hyper-local experiment app, podcast app, and more. On similar lines now, Google’s Area 120 has launched its new short video platform – Tangi which focusses on DIY and creativity.

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Facebook posts $7.4 billion profit, up 6.78% YoY in Q4 2019, MAUs up 8%

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Facebook has reported a good year for 2019 as it released its Q4 2019 earnings report. The total earnings posted for this quarter was $21082 million which amounts to a YoY growth of about 24.64% from Q4 2018. The net income on the other hand, was reported at $7349 million which calculates to an increase of approx. 6.78% YoY.

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Google Phone to get Call Recording feature reveals App teardown

Call recording is a popular feature that has been missing natively in Googles Phone app for many years now. Many other manufacturers have included this feature in their custom phone app and it looks like Google might follow suit as the feature was spotted in an APK teardown.

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Google Translate will soon offer live transcription on Android

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During a demonstration of Artificial Intelligence demos at its San Francisco office, Google showed a prototype feature that is in development for Google Translate called Live Transcription. The feature, if it finally arrives to the public, will allow users to speak in one language and transcribe it to another language in real time on Google Translate.

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