• 12:13 May 21, 2019

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Netflix officially withdraws Apple Airplay support on iPhones, iPads

Starting today, iPhone and iPad users would no longer be able to instantly share whatever they’re watching on their iPad and iPhone directly on their TV, essentially Apple TV. This is because Netflix isn't able to distinguish between Apple devices and other device supporting Apple Airplay.

Voot expands its services in India, eyes 100 million active users

The company will introduce 30 original shows and it will introduce four new services for its advertisers and audience.

Google Assistant now shows improved visual answers, adds in-app tools

The update adds a little more graphics detail to queries with larger cards with relevant information. This comes as a move to minimise the number of questions that you might need to follow up with for a single query which will need you to speak or enter more parameters when asking a question.

Netflix testing weekly subscriptions plan in India, starting at Rs 65

Netflix’s new Rs 65 weekly subscription will offer individual viewing only on mobile devices. What this essentially means is that users will only be able to access Netflix’s content through their smartphones and tablets and no on laptops, PCs or TVs. Netflix is also trying out three more weekly plans - Rs 125 Basic plan, Rs 165 Standard plan and Rs 200 Premium plan.

Apple Music is now cheaper in India, starts at Rs 49 monthly for students

Starting today, users can pick the Apple Music service for a monthly payment of Rs 99 to get the individual plan which was earlier available for Rs 120. The individual plan can now also be purchased for a whole year at Rs 999 instead of its earlier price of Rs 1,200 per year.

You can now control people adding you to WhatsApp groups

You can now stop people from adding you to any groups if they are not in your contact list.

Google Duplex rolling out for iPhones and select Android smartphones

Duplex feature is available out on select Android smartphones running Android 5.0 version and above.

Airtel launches Airtel Books for delivering 70,000 ebooks on iOS, Android

Airtel Books will be available for a subscription price of Rs 199 for a period of 12 months and Rs 129 for six months. Users will also be able to pay for individual books with offers on select bestsellers and titles. Airtel Books will offer a total of 70,000 titles from leading international and Indian authors.

Gaana, JioSaavn slash subscription prices to match up with Spotify, YouTube Music

JioSaavn's annual plan is now available for as low as Rs 299 which comes down from its previous price of Rs 999 for a year. Gaana has also brought down the price of its subscription plans. Gaana Plus users can now avail the premium music streaming service at Rs 299 for a year.

WhatsApp launches ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ to intercept fake news

WhatsApp users can report and submit what they think is misinformation to Checkpoint Tipline at +919643000888, directly on WhatsApp. Once a WhatsApp user shares a suspicious message with the tipline, PROTO's verification centre will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made in a message shared is verified or not.

PUBG Mobile Prime, Prime Plus subscriptions are now official, starts at Rs 79 per month

For users on Android, PUBG Mobile Prime can be bought for Rs 85 per month. Prime Plus will be available to Android users at Rs 400 for the first month and for Rs 850 post the one-month period. For iOS users, PUBG Mobile Prime and Prime Plus subscription will be available for Rs 79 and Rs 419 respectively with Rs 799 after the first month.

Google Gmail turns 15, adds Smart Compose and email scheduling

Smart Compose in Gmail will now be able to learn the way you greet to people in your emails, suggest a subject line for your email and supports Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Gmail is also offering users the ability to schedule sending an email at a later time.

Google Photos now neatly detects and crops your documents

Once a user opens a picture with a document, be it an application form or a restaurant bill, they’ll be greeted with a suggestion to crop and adjust the picture. Pressing that will crop the document, rotate the picture and adjust corners if needed and calibrate the colours of the image.

Twitter for iOS gets “Lights Out”, a truly dark mode

'Lights Out' applies a total dark mode on the Twitter for iOS app which will use the OLED panel on iPhones to bring out the blacks when in dark mode. The new dark mode thus changes the default colour of the user interface from dark blue to pitch black and will also save the phone’s battery in the process.

Samsung Galaxy Apps Store gets support for 12 Indian languages

The new App Store will offer users easier means to navigate through the store which is now available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Malayalam, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Kannada and Gujarati.