Jun 05

How are you, Tim Apple? Indian student asks Cook

It was a dream come true for Delhi-based student Palash Taneja when he stood face to face with Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with 13 global students here and in that moment, came the witty question: How are you, Tim Apple?Before Tim Cook could answer that, the floor burst into laughter. “Yes, I am good

Amazon delivering over 10 million items in a day in US

E-commerce giant Amazon has officially announced that over 10 million products are already eligible to fall under its one-day delivery programme that it has rolled out for its Prime members in across 44 major metropolitan areas in the US.”As you may have heard, we are expanding one-day delivery with Amazon Prime.Today, Prime Free One Day

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

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

Six hours with PUBG stops teenager’s heart

Neemuch town, known mostly for production and clandestine trade of opium, was stunned to find a teenager dying of a new addiction to online multiplayer game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG. Furqan Qureshi, 16-year-old student of class XII, died of a cardiac arrest allegedly after he played — for six hours continuously — on Monday. Furquan’s

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

Air India seeks nod for Rs 2,400 crore loan from NSSF

Disinvestment-bound Air India has sought the government’s approval to borrow Rs 2,400 crore from National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), a pool of small savings from households, to meet its working capital requirements.The airline, which has seen its total debt ballooning to Rs 58,000 crore, made the request at a meeting on May 14 of all

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

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

Musk denies report of toilet paper shortage at Tesla

Elon Musk has dismissed media reports that claimed that his Electric Vehicle (EV) company Tesla has gone as far as the office washrooms to cut costs from. A report by Electrek said that “teams at several Tesla facilities are going to some extremes in attempts to cut costs, including skipping on ordering office supplies –

WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page. At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp Status ads. “WhatsApp will bring Stories Ads in its status product in 2020,” tweeted Olivier Ponteville who attended

Pakistan tests fire ballistic missile ‘Shaheen-II’

Pakistan on Thursday announced training launch of Shaheen-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to 1,500 km. The training launch was aimed at ensuring (the) operational readiness of (the) Army Strategic Forces Command. (The) Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to a range

Countdown begins for Indian rocket's Wednesday launch
Countdown begins for Indian rocket’s Wednesday launch

The countdown for the Wednesday launch of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the radar imaging earth observation satellite, RISAT-2B began on Tuesday, said an ISRO official.According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the 25-hour countdown for the PSLV launch started at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday. The PSLV-C46 as per ISRO’s numbering

Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app
Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app

Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.Instead of showing the usual filters and lenses or the ability to send messages, the app simply failed to load, The Independent reported on Sunday. “Users report seeing a message telling them that the service isn’t

Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google
Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google

Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy’s antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google. The probe was prompted after Italy-based energy company Enel Group complained that Google was not allowing the “Enel X Recharge” app to work with Android Auto

NASA spots Israeli spacecraft's crash site on Moon
NASA spots Israeli spacecraft’s crash site on Moon

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft has spotted the impact site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called “Sea of Serenity” where it crash landed on April 11. SpaceIL, a non-profit organization, attempted to land its spacecraft on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the ancient volcanic field on the