Jun 03

Google apps, Snapchat suffers major outage, recover

Google apps like YouTube, Gmail and Nest along with photo-messaging app Snapchat and other web services suffered major outages across the US and some parts of Europe.The root cause of the outage was traced back to issues with Google’s Cloud service that powers other apps along with the search engine giant’s own web services. The

Psychedelic rock star Roky Erickson dead at 71

Roky Erickson, one of the most enduring and adventurous exponents of American psychedelic rock, is dead. He was 71.Erickson’s death on Friday was confirmed by his representatives in a statement that described him as a “heroic icon of modern rock’n’roll and one of the best friends the music ever had”. The cause of death had

Pakistan eye comeback against fired-up England

The next match will be Pakistan vs England world cup 2019. After being blasted apart by West Indies in their opening game, Pakistan will look to make amends, especially in their batting, and aim for a comeback when they take on hot-favorites England in their second World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday. 

China says won’t give in to US, will fight till the end

China on Sunday said it won’t give in to the US pressure and was ready to fight till the end in the raging trade war that has the world concerned.Releasing a white paper that elaborated its position on the ongoing trade spat with the US, China said that Washington “groundlessly” and “recklessly” accused Beijing of

James Bond does not have to treat women properly: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actor-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge believes more than James Bond, the movies about the famed British spy should do justice to its women characters.The 33-year-old actor-writer, best known for creating hit series like “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”, recently boarded the project and will be credited as a writer alongside Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z Burns

It’s official: Robert Pattinson is next Batman

Actor Robert Pattinson has officially been cast as the Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming directorial about the Caped Crusader.The 33-year-old actor succeeds Ben Affleck who played the part in three films — “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League. According to Variety, Pattinson has closed the deal with Warner Bros for

Apple raises iOS cellular download limit to 200MB

Apple raises iOS cellular download limit to 200MB : From 150MB per app, Apple has finally increased iOS’ cellular download limit to 200MB to help users download larger apps, especially when they are away from Wi-Fi.This is the first time since 2017 that the iPhone-maker has altered the download limit over mobile networks, Engadget reported

Hand over data privacy records: US judge tells Facebook

A US judge has asked Facebook to hand over data privacy records related to the massive Cambridge Analytica scandal.According to a report in Engadget on Friday, Facebook shareholders in September 2018 sued the social networking platform to obtain information pertaining to the data leak of 87 million users.”Today. A US judge sided with shareholders, ordering

Dating app use linked to unhealthy weight control ways

Researchers have found that using a dating app may be linked to an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs) such as vomiting, laxative use or diet pill use. The study, published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, shows that people who use dating apps are more likely to suffer from eating disorders.The study

Parental control app developers demand API from Apple

A large group of developers who make apps that require parental control are collectively demanding that Apple come up with a technical solution to let them continue working on the iPhone.The move came after the iPhone-maker recently began blocking many of these apps, alleging they took advantage of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) features on

Budapest tourist boat sinks, 7 dead, 21 missing

Seven South Korean tourists died and 21 others were missing after a sightseeing boat capsized and sank on the Danube in Budapest, Hungarian and South Korean officials said Thursday. The accident happened near the parliament building in the heart of the Hungarian capital after a collision with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain

Ashton recounts learning of female friend’s murder

Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher was “freaking out” after learning that a female friend had been murdered at her Los Angeles house hours after he had stopped by her home, he shared during a court trial.”The Butterfly Effect” star took the witness stand at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to give evidence in the

Aussie copters ‘targeted by lasers’ in S China Sea

The Australian Navy’s helicopters were targeted with lasers and its ships trailed during a passage through the hotly contested South China Sea earlier this month, according to an analyst who was aboard the warship from which the aircraft were operating. The HMAS Canberra and the HMAS Parramatta were on their way to a joint military

Facebook, Twitter remove Iran-linked fake accounts

Facebook Twitter: Facebook has removed fake accounts that originated in Iran and several of those presented themselves as journalists associated with top media houses.In a statement, Twitter said it has also removed at least 2,800 inauthentic accounts from Iran since May. “We removed 51 Facebook accounts, 36 Pages, seven Groups and three Instagram accounts involved

Google Messages cross 500 mn installs on Play Store

The Messages app from Google has surpassed 500 million installs on Play Store in the past few days.The number is significant because Google does not require phone- makers to pre-install this app as a part of the Google Mobile Services package, despite which, the app seems to be in good use, 9To5Google reported on Monday

Pakistan launches first official ‘moon sighting’ website

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Launched what he termed as the country’s first official ‘moon sighting’ website and a calendar showing main Islamic dates and months for the next five years based on scientific evidence. The website, pak moonsighting.pk, was launched on Sunday in an effort “to halt the moon sighting

European elections: Power blocs lose grip on Parliament

The big centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, the Greens and nationalists in Sundays European Parliamentary elections, the media reported on Monday.The European Parliament helps shape the European Union (EU) legislation and the results will play a big part in who

Palme d’Or win will help people learn more about Korean films: Bong Joon-ho Cannes

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, who became the first South Korean director to win Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or award for his film “Parasite”, hopes this will inspire people to learn more about the cinema from his country.The director, best known for his films such as “Memories of Murder”, “The Host” and “Snowpiercer”, said he was

New iPhones may have full screen touch ID, LG OLEDs

This year’s iPhone models could feature full screen touch ID among several changes, media reports said.The trio of high-end 2019 iPhone models would, however, have relatively few design changes, beyond additional rear camera lenses, with production set to ramp up in the typical July-August time-frame. Along with the addition of 5G, “the smartphone could also

Khan phones, Modi says terror has to end for peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on Sunday that creating trust and an environment free of terrorism were a must to foster peace and prosperity in the region. Modi made the remarks in a telephonic conversation after Khan telephoned him to congratulate the Indian leader on his victory in the parliamentary