2019 has been a year of numerous outages across various services and applications worldwide. For instance, social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffered from a worldwide outage in the consecutive months of March and April. Furthermore, American technology company Google also suffered from Google Cloud downtime earlier this month. As per recent reports, Google Calendar is also not functioning currently for multiple users across the globe.
Many users who have been trying to access their Google Calendar schedules at calendar.google.com are facing issues, since they are greeted with an error. First reports started pouring in at about 7:30pm IST (10am EST). The [...]
American social media giant Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra on the 18th of June. It is a cryptocurrency that aims at allowing billions of Facebook users to make transactions globally. Libra is expected to debut in the year 2020 alongside a blockchain network supporting it. The company also introduced its newest subsidiary called Calibra, which is a payments interface that will leverage the various assets of Facebook like Messenger and WhatsApp.About Libra
As mentioned above, Libra is the latest cryptocurrency backed by Facebook. The company believes it will be used for money transfer between people in developing countries; who do not have [...]
Xiaomi had unveiled the Poco F1 in 2018, with a price tag that was below any of its competitors for the hardware offered. The company’s low budget powerhouse was received relatively warmly with its performance rivalling devices priced even upto three times higher. Xiaomi is still working on perfecting the formula with Poco F1, which has started receiving the latest MIUI update along with the May 2019 Android patch.
MIUI v10.3.5.0 brings improvements across the board for the budget flagship. This update will also seek to address many of the bugs that have plagued the smartphone like fix regarding dual app functionality which suddenly disappeared for some users. [...]
Micromax co founder, Rahul Sharma’s independent venture Revolt Motors, has unveiled its first electric bike, the RV 400 in India which is targetted towards the youth. The pre bookings for the newly launched EV will commence on the 25th of June 2019. Interested users can book the bike from the company’s website or Amazon.in at a price of Rs 1000.Revolt RV 400 Design and Features
The Revolt RV 400 has a familiar design owing to the fact that certain elements are inspired from popular motorcycles already available in the country including the Yamaha FZ and KTM Duke. The EV features 8 spoke wheels on both the front and rear. One notable feature of the EV is customisable [...]
WhatsApp Messenger, owned by the American social media giant Facebook is one of the most popular messaging services in the world. And the largest market for the application in India, with over 200 million active users in the country. Lately, the platform has been plagued with malicious activities, some of which are criminal in nature. To counter that, the Indian government has asked WhatsApp to digitally fingerprint every message sent on the app for easy traceability.About the move
A report claims that WhatsApp has been asked by the Indian government to make it easy to trace the origins of a message on its platform. This may be achieved by placing a digital [...]
In the month of May, Asus unveiled its 2019 flagship, the Asus ZenFone 6 in Valencia, Spain. The device has a modern look accrediting to a high screen-to-body ratio display on the front and a unique flip camera that also doubles as a selfie camera. The device is set to make its way into the Indian market, however, it will launch with a different name in the country. Due to a copyright conflict with Indian smartphone maker Zen Mobiles, Asus had to rename the device as 6Z for the country.What’s In The Box? Asus 6Z In-Ear Headphones USB Type C Cable Power Adapter SIM Ejector Protective Case Design
The Asus 6Z has a 6.4 inch display with a 92 percent screen to body ratio. [...]
Whatsapp is widely regarded as one of the most widely used Instant messaging applications in the world. Launched in the year 2009, the application was later acquired by social media giant, Facebook in the year 2014. As per latest reports, Whatsapp will start taking legal action against users who have a habit of sending way too many messages. This step is being taken to curb the amount of fake news that is being spread via the application.
Previously, the company owned rights to ban users if the terms and condition policy was violated in any manner. However, incidents in the past have indicated that people tend to act instinctively upon receiving news via the [...]
Samsung used to be rather infamous for its slow update cycles in the recent past. However, with the adoption of the One UI, this trend has changed for the better, with a lot more diverse range of devices receiving Android Pie. The Korean giant is releasing a new software build that will update the last years’ flagships the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Following the update, both handsets will receive the Night Mode feature which allows in capturing well lit pictures in dark lighting conditions.
The latest build will carry the Galaxy S10 camera feature via an OTA update. Samsung freshly reworked its ‘Bright Night’ camera mode into a standalone Night [...]
The Korean electronics company, LG has launched a new smartphone, the LG X6 for its domestic market. Going by the price and features, it is a mid-range device that has a robust build military level durability.LG X6 Features And Design
The LG X6 has a modern design with a dewdrop display on the front and a glass panel on the rear. It features a 6.26 inch display that has HD+ resolution of 1520 x 720 px and 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is kitted with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. The chipset is manufactured using 12 nm fabrication process and it consists of an octa core CPU along with the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
The rear glass panel of the LG X6 has an elegant [...]
WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular smartphone applications in the world. It has millions of users all around the globe who rely on the platform to communicate. However, as the number of users goes up, the number of people wanting to exploit WhatsApp against its policies also increases. To counter such people or businesses, the company has announced that it will start taking legal actions against the business’; who are found sending bulk messages using the regular application.About the decision
As mentioned above, WhatsApp has threatened strict legal action against the entity who has been found abusing its messaging platform. This action is being [...]
As reported previously, Social Media giant Facebook is planning to unveil its own cryptocurrency. The company is proposing to set up a digital payment system in up to twelve countries by the beginning of the year 2020. The currency is currently referred to as Globalcoin, but the name may change when Facebook outlines its plans in more details. Facebook also claimed that it has already completed talks with the Bank of England regarding the risks and opportunities of a new currency format. However, the latest reports state that the new currency may be unveiled in this month (June 2019) itself.
Apparently, the company is planning a huge push that will include bonuses for [...]
The experience of jamming to your favourite tracks by your favourite artist is much more accessible in this day and age than ever before. Gone are the days of having to search for songs on CDs that were sold in malls or local stores. Multiple online music streaming services are now available such as Spotify, that now seek to make listening to great songs a shared and interactive experience. The Swedish music streaming company is reportedly starting to test a new feature by the name of Social Listening that would let multiple users add songs and make playlists in real time. This is a group feature that will allow users to share and listen to new tracks simultaneously. Spotify is [...]
It seems that Facebook and Instagram are not the only platforms that suffered outages in the year 2019 so far, as Google Cloud services were down as well on June 3, 2019. The outage affected multiple applications such as Gmail and Nest. Furthermore, applications that implement Google Suite including Snap and popular voice-chat platform, Discord were offline as well. First reported by users in the United States, a similar issue was also brought to light by other users across the world.
As per a statement released by the company, the Google Compute Engine was suffering from a multi-region issue that was affecting Google Cloud services. Owing to network congestion in Eastern [...]
The popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, is planning on removing the functionality that allowed users from saving someone else’s profile photo. This change was first noticed in the beta version of the application for iOS devices but now seems to be rolling out for Android users too. The latest update also adds new album features; such as providing more information about the files that need to be downloaded. These changes were spotted by a renowned WhatsApp leaker.WhatsApp for iOS: What’s New?
The latest update from WhatsApp brings about many changes in the beta version on iOS. As mentioned above, the messaging app has stopped allowing to save [...]