• 04:14 Oct 17, 2018

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Skype 8.0 update released for desktop

The update allows users to chat on video with in-call screen sharing between two or 24 people, all of whom can share their 1080p videos simultaneously. The added ability to add ‘@‘ mentions will allow room for more productivity within a group chat which will also help in sorting out the Notification centre.

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Apple celebrates World Emoji Day with 70 new characters

Apple says that the new emoji designs are based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0. The new emoji will feature more hair options to represent more people around the globe. These are people with red hair, grey hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, and new smiley faces.

Fastrack Reflex 2.0 fitness band launched in India for Rs 1,995

The band is available during Prime Day sales. This means HDFC Bank credit and debit card users can avail 10 percent instant discount on the purchase of this fitness tracker. Prime users can avail 10 percent cashback when they purchase the band via Amazon Pay. The tracker comes loaded with interesting features.

Truecaller introduces call recording, a premium feature for its Android users

The latest Call Recording feature from Truecaller will help users to report harassment related or fraudulent calls, the company claims. However, it is important to note that this is ‘Premium’ feature and users need to upgrade to company's paid subscription in order to utilize this feature.

Twitter for Android brings bottom navigation bar, kills swiping between tabs

The latest app update brings the Twitter experience to what it is on iOS devices, due to the bottom positioned navigation tabs. This will make it easier to navigate since the nav bar will be reachable even when using large phones. The balloon to create a new tweet or a message remains at the right bottom corner.

WhatsApp working on Mark as read button for notifications on Android: Report

WhatsApp is also working on another feature that will allow users to quickly mute a chat in the Notification Center. With this, users can easily mute a chat from the notification center directly.

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Snapchat introduces Lens Explorer to allow users unlock thousands of Lenses

The Lens Explorer feature will be available on iOS at the launch and it is not known when this feature will make its way to Android. To begin browsing in Lens Explorer, just tap the new icon that appears when the Lens Carousel is active. Tap a Lens tile to unlock a Lens and be taken directly to the Snap Camera.

MobiKwik offers instant loans up to Rs 5000 on its app

The company says that the loan amount credited can be utilized by the app users for a variety of payments, including bill payments, cab bills, as well as payments to offline and online merchants. The brand ensures that users will get the loan in 10 seconds by following three simple steps on its app.

WhatsApp aims to fight fake news by labeling all forwarded messages

The messaging app will indicate which messages users have received have been forwarded to them. This simply means whenever you receive a text from your friends or foe, ‘forwarded’ will be written on the top of the message. The new feature is available on the latest supported version of WhatsApp on your phone.

Instagram introduces Questions Sticker in Stories

Dubbed as Questions Sticker, the new feature will allow your friends to submit questions for you to answer. The questions sticker is available as part of Instagram version 52 on iOS and Android. In order to add a question sticker to your story, one can select from the sticker tray after taking a photo or video.

Google adds multi-device and tablet support to Duo

With this, users can now simply sign-in to Duo to other devices as well. First, one needs to sign up for Duo on of his/her phones. After that whenever the user opens up the app on other devices, he/she will see a pop-up screen that asks the user to use your Google account to sign in.

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Reliance JioMoney app vulnerability exposes users’ private data

C.S Akshay, an independent security researcher, starting digging deep into JioMoney code when the customer cares support was not able to solve a grievance. During his testing, he found out a way to get a hold of users private data like date of birth, JioMoney MPIN, documents used and number.

Google snooping on your messages

Thousands of private emails have been allegedly read by staff at third-party companies with access to people's Gmail accounts. However, no specific permission was granted by those users for such an action.

Facebook fixes a bug that unblocked certain blocked users

Facebook revealed that the bug was active between May 29 and June 5. The company has confirmed that the issue has now been fixed and everyone has been blocked again. People who were affected will get a notification on Facebook encouraging them to check their blocked list. It has also notified its users about the bug.

Instagram now notifies if ‘you’re all caught up’ with your friends

Instagram is rolling out a new feature to its original app which will notify you every time you’re done catching up to your friends’ lives on Instagram. With the latest update, Instagram will flash a large green checkpoint if you’ve done scrolling through all your posts in the feed for the past two days.

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