The iPhone continues to be America’s ‘favourite’ – Latest News
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The iPhone continues to be America’s ‘favourite’ – Latest News

NEW DELHI: The iPhone has still managed to impress the smartphone users in the US. According to the latest data by Flurry Analytics, iPhone 11 was the most activated device on Christmas. This is the second consecutive year in which iPhone 11 has retained its top position. The report further highlights that the activation for iPhone 11 was 5% higher than the seven-day average between December 18 and 24. The report also revealed that among the top 10 smartphones activated on Christmas Day 2020, nine of them were Apple iPhone. The second and third spot in the list is captured by iPhone XR and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively. The recently launched iPhone 12 and the last year launched iPhone 11 Pro Max ranked fourth and fifth in the list. The iPhone SE, iPhone 12 Pr, iPhone 8 Plus and the iP...
Google starts featuring ‘short’ videos from TikTok and Instagram directly in Search
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Google starts featuring ‘short’ videos from TikTok and Instagram directly in Search

With the latest development by Google, the company is betting on introducing a feature that will allow users to watch Instagram and TikTok videos in a dedicated carousel in the Google app for mobile devices.The move is expected to help Google retain its users (who are in search of social video entertainment) from leaving the platform completely. Earlier this year, Google rolled it out for testing and introduced a carousel of “Short Videos” within Google Discover. It is to note that this Short Videos carousel is not similar to Google Stories that the company introduced in October 2020. These Stories only allow Google’s online publishing partners to share short-form video content. The Short Videos carousel, on the other hand, will be focussing on pushing social videos from other platform...
Airtel likely to skip auction of ‘expensive’ 700 MHz band
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Airtel likely to skip auction of ‘expensive’ 700 MHz band

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel is likely to give the 700 MHz band a miss again in the upcoming spectrum auction due to its high price. Additionally, the telco doesn’t need to renew most of its airwaves that are expiring from July, a top company official said. After all telecom operators gave the 700 MHz band – considered very efficient for 4G services and even 5G in the future – a pass in the 2016 auction, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India reduced its reserve price by 43% to Rs 6,568 crore a unit, or Rs 32,840 crore for a block of 5 MHz. “It (700 MHz) is just too expensive to buy at the current price,” the official told ET. The Cabinet earlier this month approved the sale of airwaves in an auction due to be held before March 31, 2021. A total of 2251.25 MHz worth Rs 3,92,332.7 crore at ...
Vivo Y20A With Triple Rear Camera Setup, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specifications
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Vivo Y20A With Triple Rear Camera Setup, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Smartphone brand Vivo has expanded its Y- series of budget phones in India. The company has launched Vivo Y20A which the company says has been manufactured at Vivo’s Greater Noida facility. The smartphone is an entry-level phone which comes with a price tag of Rs 11,490 and offers 3GB of RAM. Vivo Y20A: Specifications Vivo Y20A is equipped with a 6.51-inch Halo iView display with an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which is claimed to unlock the device is 0.26 seconds. The device is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 10watt fast charging technology. Vivo says that the handset can deliver up to 17 hours of online HD movie streaming time and more than 10 hours of intensive gaming. As far as the camera is concerned, the smartphone boasts of an AI Trip...
Why Apple removed this party app from App Store
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Why Apple removed this party app from App Store

Apple has removed an iPhone app called Vybe Together from the App Store. As per reports, this app encouraged secret meetings and parties while the world is fighting COVID-19 by isolating indoors. As per a report by The Verge, the app was caught promoting itself via TikTok, showcasing videos of secret parties and encouraging others to join by calling itself a “secret party app”. The app allowed people to apply for entry into a party along with their friends. If the host finds the party people interesting enough, they may approve you to join. As per the website, “address is shown 2 hours before the event starts to approved users.” While the concept of this secret party app is quite attractive it is definitely not advisable to party with strangers during a pandemic. People started venting th...
Tesla to make India debut ‘early’ next year
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Tesla to make India debut ‘early’ next year

Tesla  will begin operating in India in “early” 2021, a top Indian minister said on Monday, a day after the tech-centric carmaker said it was confident it would enter the world’s second-most populated market next year. Tesla’s operations will begin with sales in early 2021 and then “maybe” look at assembling and manufacturing vehicles in the country, India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari told newspaper Indian Express. How early? Definitely not next month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend. Tesla has for years expressed interest in expanding to India. But in a 2018 tweet, Musk shared that “some government regulations” in India had emerged as a roadblock. Like elsewhere in the world, Musk has amassed tens of millions of fans in India. A h...
There’s a new Facebook Messenger ‘video scam’ that you must know
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There’s a new Facebook Messenger ‘video scam’ that you must know

Fraudsters have found a new way to phish your Facebook login details. The scam starts on Facebook Messenger and ends with you login into a fake Facebook page, giving away your login credentials to a stranger. The scamster first sends a link on Messenger, on clicking the link, you will get to see a video file with the caption “Is it you in the video?”. The moment you click on the video to check whether it is actually you or not in the video, you will be directed to a Facebook login page. A message will claim that unless you login to your Facebook account, you will not be able to watch the video and this is where the scam is. The scamsters redirect you to a fake login Facebook, that is made to steal your Facebook login details. The moment you type your login details, the scammers take co...
Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India
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Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

Amazon  is planning to extend its computer science program Future Engineer to India, demonstrating its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second largest internet market. In a job recruitment post, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, in India is “currently underway” and the chosen candidate would be tasked with working with local nonprofits and government officials. The company said in the post that it plans to launch the program in India in 2021. The childhood-to-career program is currently operational in the United States, where the company serves more than 5,000 schools and 550,000 studen...