Google has brought Android's Circle to Search feature to iPhones via a new Lens shortcut. News 

Learn how Google’s AI-powered Circle to Search feature is now available on iPhones

Google has introduced a new feature for iPhone users, allowing them to access Android’s Circle to Search feature through a simple shortcut. By utilizing Google Lens and iOS Shortcuts, iPhone users can now enjoy the same functionality that was previously only available on Android devices. Find a circle: Android feature now on iPhone Originally introduced to Android earlier this year, Circle to Search allows users to take a screenshot and select specific items for a quick search. Although Google has emphasized that Circle to Search differs from Google Lens primarily…

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Apple Let Loose event 2024: New iPads, chips, and accessories unveiled. (HT_PRINT) News 

5 key takeaways from Apple’s Let Loose event 2024, including the iPad Air 2024 and Magic Keyboard

Apple’s recent Let Loose event was centered around the iPad, according to Tim Cook. With WWDC just around the corner, Apple chose to focus on tablets, starting the event with a mention of the Apple Vision Pro. The highlights included the introduction of two new iPads: the iPad Pro and the iPad Air. The iPad Pro received a significant upgrade with the new M4 chip, making it the first device to feature the latest Apple silicon. On the other hand, the iPad Air saw a notable improvement from the M1…

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OpenAI is developing a feature for ChatGPT to search the web and cite sources, potentially competing with Google and Perplexity. (unsplash) News 

OpenAI is preparing a search product to compete with Google, called Perplexity.

According to a source familiar with the matter, OpenAI is working on a new feature for ChatGPT that will allow it to search the internet and provide citations for its results. This move could potentially put OpenAI in direct competition with Google and the AI search startup Perplexity, owned by Alphabet Inc. The feature allows users to ask ChatGPT a question and get answers that use information from the web and cite sources such as Wikipedia articles and blog posts, according to the person, who asked to remain anonymous to…

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Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboard launched at the iPad launch event, check details. (Apple) News 

New Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboard released alongside iPad 2024 series- Explore specifications and features

Apple’s Let Loose event was broadcasted live today at 7:30 PM IST, revealing a range of new products. The highlight of the event was the introduction of the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro models, along with new accessories for the iPads. These accessories include the Apple Pencil Pro, which boasts several new features, and an upgraded Magic Keyboard. Both accessories have been redesigned and offer new functionalities compared to their predecessors. Explore what Apple has in store for the new iPad accessories. iPad accessories: Apple Pencil Pro and Magic…

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The new Apple iPad Air has been launched in two screen sizes. Check details. (Apple) News 

New iPad Air 2024 series debuts with Apple M2 chip; Explore specifications, cost and additional details

Apple has finally refreshed its iPad lineup after almost two years of neglect, unveiling new devices such as the iPad Air at its Let Loose event on May 7. The tech giant described it as the most significant iPad announcement since the device was first introduced. Unlike the MacBooks, which were quietly released through a press release, the iPad Air was showcased in a live-streamed video by Apple, providing a detailed look at its features, capabilities, and pricing. iPad Air features and specifications The new iPad Air has been released…

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Apple Let Loose Event: New iPads expected, including OLED iPad Pro, with potential AI features. (Apple) News 

What to Expect at Apple’s 2024 Event: iPad Air to Apple Pencil Pro

Apple is gearing up for its Let Loose event, generating excitement among Apple fans. The Cupertino-based company is preparing for its first major event of the year, with promises of exciting announcements, especially in its iPad lineup. Speculations are full of surprises from Apple. While the company has remained tight-lipped, insiders suggest the event will unveil new additions to the iPad family, with rumors circulating of an OLED iPad Pro and updated iPad Air models. Along with the expected iPads, Apple is expected to reveal new accessories, including possibly new…

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The new Google two-factor authentication rolling out for Workspace users, check details. (unsplash) Space 

Google introduces enhanced 2FA verification process for Workspace users- What to expect and how it will impact users

Several cybersecurity experts are recommending the use of two-step verification as a strong defense against hackers accessing digital accounts. Google has recently enhanced its 2FA setup to provide a more secure process for protecting social media and other accounts. The updated verification no longer requires a phone number for SMS codes, allowing users to verify directly through an authenticator app or security key. Learn more about Google’s improved two-step verification process and how it can help keep your accounts safe. Google’s updated two-step verification process Google has announced an easier…

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Apple Inc. developing homegrown chip for AI tools in data centers, server project code-named ACDC. (AFP) AI 

WSJ Reports Apple Developing AI Chip for Data Centers

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Inc. is working on creating its own chip for running artificial intelligence tools in data centers, but it remains uncertain whether the company will actually use the semiconductor. The effort would build on Apple’s previous efforts to make internal chips that power its iPhones, Macs and other devices, according to the Journal, which cited unidentified people familiar with the matter. The server project is codenamed ACDC within the company, newspaper. Apple’s stock rose as much as 1.2% in late Monday trading. They were…

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Microsoft is investing in a new AI language model MAI-1 to compete with Google and OpenAI. (unsplash) AI 

Microsoft prepares new AI model to rival Google and OpenAI, according to The Information.

According to a report from The Information on Monday, Microsoft is developing a new AI language model internally that is on par with those created by Google and OpenAI. The new model, internally called MAI-1, is overseen by recently hired Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google DeepMind and former CEO of artificial intelligence firm Inflection, the report cited two Microsoft employees with knowledge of the effort. The exact purpose of the model has yet to be determined and will depend on how well it performs. According to the report, Microsoft could…

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Get ready for a new era of mobile performance with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset, set to redefine smartphone capabilities. (unsplash) News 

Everything you need to know about the leaked benchmarks and launch projections for Snapdragon 8 Gen 4

Anticipation is building around the upcoming Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, as rumors swirl about its expected debut later this year, possibly in October. The SoC has attracted significant attention, fueled by recent benchmark leaks and information shared by tipster DigitalChatStation. Benchmark Insights and Architecture Information According to DigitalChatStation, leaked Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 benchmarks were based on low-frequency design samples of the chipset. Such practices are common in early development to assess stability. It’s important to note that the Geekbench numbers seen so far may not fully…

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Microsoft spotted a “Dirty stream” attack on Android apps, check details. (Pexels) News 

Report warns of potential ‘Dirty Stream’ attack targeting Android smartphones through Google Play Store apps

Attention Android smartphone users: Microsoft has identified a significant security flaw in Android apps that could put your device at risk. Dubbed the “Dirty Stream” attack, this vulnerability could allow hackers to hijack popular apps or access sensitive information. It is crucial to take immediate action to protect your device from potential scams. Learn more about this security threat and how to keep your device safe. What is a “Dirty stream” attack? A dirty stream attack is a “path traversal vulnerability pattern” discovered by Microsoft in a recent study. According…

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India's growing developer community attracts global tech giants like Apple, with CEO Tim Cook praising the ecosystem's growth and double-digit revenue in India. (Getty Images via AFP) News 

Apple CEO Tim Cook says India is now the top choice for tech giants.

India has emerged as a crucial market for major tech companies, drawing interest due to its expanding developer community. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, praised India’s growing developer base and highlighted Apple’s comprehensive approach, which includes providing support to developers and implementing effective market strategies and operational efficiency. MoS Electronics and Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted that Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “We have been very pleased to have a rapidly growing developer base in India. Apple is working on the entire ecosystem from developers to markets. operations, the whole…

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From Google Pay to PhonePe, check out the top 5 apps for secure and simplified payments. (Unsplash) News 

Top 5 secure and user-friendly payment apps: Google Pay, PhonePe, and others

Paytm, the fintech company headed by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, has faced a tumultuous year in 2024. After being barred from adding new customers some time ago, the Reserve Bank of India has now directed the company to halt all wallet services. Despite being granted permission to function as a third-party UPI provider, many Paytm users are already seeking alternative payment options. If you are one of them, consider exploring the top 5 payment apps for secure and convenient transactions, such as Google Pay, PhonePe, and others. 5 Best Apps for…

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Tim Cook talked about Apple’s generative AI progress, check details. (AFP) AI 

Tim Cook says Apple is well-positioned in the AI era with exciting developments ahead.

In recent years, Apple has faced criticism for lagging behind competitors like Google, Microsoft, and Samsung in the field of AI technology. However, during the earnings call for the second fiscal quarter of 2024, Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined the company’s plans to introduce generative AI and set itself apart from other industry leaders. Despite the significant revenue gap, Apple is aiming to make strides in AI technology moving forward. Tim Cook on generative artificial intelligence During the earnings call (via MacRumors ), Tim Cook remained very hopeful and optimistic…

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Apple Store app gains "Shop with a Specialist" video chat for iPhone help. News 

Details of the new Shop with a Specialist over Video feature introduced in the Apple Store app

Last year, Apple launched a new feature on its online store called “Shop with a Specialist over Video,” allowing customers to connect with an Apple Specialist via one-way video when buying certain products like the iPhone. This feature has now been expanded to the Apple Store app on iOS. Improved shopping experience The latest version of the Apple Store app for iOS, version 5.24, which was released on Thursday, brings a “Shop with an expert via video” feature, according to the release notes. This feature allows customers to receive support…

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Apple's sales growth outlook and strong performance in China lifted investor optimism. Despite a 4.3% revenue decline in the March quarter, the company exceeded expectations. (AFP) News 

Apple’s stock surges after positive forecast and historic buyback announcement.

Apple Inc. saw a surge in its shares during after-hours trading following the announcement of better-than-anticipated sales in the previous quarter and a forecast of growth in the upcoming period. This has raised hopes that the company’s slowdown may be coming to an end. While revenue fell 4.3% to $90.8 billion in the March quarter, it was better than analysts’ forecast of $90.3 billion. The profit also beat Wall Street forecasts during the period, and Apple announced the largest share buyback in US history. The results were a relief to…

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Apple revealed three Swift Student Challenge winners, check details. (Apple) News 

Apple reveals the top 3 apps created by Swift Student Challenge winners

Apple has revealed the winners of the Swift Student Challenge, which includes three students: Dezmond Blair, Elena Galluzzo, and Jawaher Shaman. Launched in February 2024, the challenge saw 350 winners selected from numerous entries submitted in March. These students, who are motivated by their families, aim to revolutionize the world of coding. Learn more about the Apple Swift Student Challenge and the triumphant students. What is the Swift Student Challenge? The Swift Student Challenge is Apple’s annual forum where thousands of student developers participate to showcase their talent and expertise…

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Google I/O 2024: Android might soon allow smartwatches to control phone audio. Google's update could reshape audio management (Unsplash) Gadgets 

Details about new feature: Smartwatches to soon control phone audio output at Google I/O 2024

Google I/O 2024: Google appears to be preparing to unveil a new feature for Android that will allow your smartwatch to control the audio output settings on your smartphone. While managing audio output sources on your Android phone is currently easy, Google has already created a system that enables quick transfers of audio output between devices using Chromecast devices and Spotify Connect. However, this feature is currently limited to your phone. It seems that Android will soon expand this capability to include your smartwatch. Media routing control in the development…

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Know all about AI PCs - the devices which could replace our existing computers very soon. (Unsplash) News 

What is an AI-powered computer and why is it gaining popularity?

What exactly is an ‘AI PC’? This term has been circulating online recently, as artificial intelligence (AI) continues to dominate discussions. Although AI has been around since 1956 and has been in development for years, it wasn’t until the launch of ChatGPT in 2022 that the technology truly took off. This natural language chatbot, powered by Large Language Models (LLMs), has sparked a new era and could potentially lead to the fifth major revolution in human history. The world’s largest technology companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Adobe and Samsung, are…

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Check Google’s new speaking practice feature to improve English speaking skills. (unsplash) AI 

New AI chatbot in Google Search to assist English language learners

Are you hesitant to speak or respond in English due to concerns about how your sentences will sound? Fear not, as Google is testing a new AI bot for Search that aims to make learning spoken English easier. The feature, called “Speaking practice,” allows users to practice speaking with an AI-powered bot to enhance their English skills and boost their confidence in conversations. Learn more about this new Google feature for improving English speaking abilities. Google’s speech practice feature An X-user known as @howfxr shared a post on the platform…

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