Motorola teases its upcoming true wireless earphones. Moto Buds and Moto Buds+ may launch soon. (Amazon) News 

Motorola set to introduce new TWS earbuds series in India including Moto Buds and Moto Buds+

Motorola has hinted at the upcoming release of a new range of personal audio devices in India. The teasers suggest that true wireless earphones may be included in the lineup, but details such as specific models and launch dates have not been revealed. Motorola TWS earbuds – Teasers reveal design and possible color options In recent social media posts, Motorola India offered glimpses of what appears to be the charging case for the upcoming TWS earphones. One teaser, labeled “Sound of perfection” and “coming soon,” shows off a grey-green case,…

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Google Play Store now allows downloading two apps at once, marking a significant update for users. (Pixabay) News 

Android users can now download two apps at the same time with the latest Google Play Store update.

Google Play Store users can now celebrate as the platform has finally introduced a highly anticipated update: the option to download two apps simultaneously. In recent years, the Play Store has seen major changes, including the addition of AI-generated FAQs for app listings and plans to provide quick summaries of app and game features through artificial intelligence. Despite these advancements, users were previously restricted to downloading only one app at a time. Google Play Store update: Reports of wider rollout Now Google is changing the game by introducing the option…

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Apple May 7 event: This could be a major upgrade for the iPad Pro since the M1 chip integration in 2021. (Apple) News 

Apple has scheduled an event for May 7th to unveil the iPad Pro 2024, New iPad Air, and other surprises

Apple has revealed plans to hold a virtual event on May 7, 2024 to introduce the latest lineup of iPads, including the new iPad Air and iPad Pro models. Media invites have been sent out for the event, which is set to take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 PM IST. The theme of the event is “Let Loose,” with a focus on the Apple Pencil highlighted in the invite. Apple Event 7th May 2024 Watch and What to Expect Apple will stream this online event on its website…

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The "Pink" moon lights up the sky, named after the blooming ground phlox flower. (Pixabay) News 

April’s Full Moon is Known as the Pink Moon

In the coming days of April, skywatchers can look forward to the arrival of the “Pink” moon. Contrary to its name, the moon will not actually appear pink; instead, the name is derived from a lovely North American flower that typically blooms during this time of year. When is the full moon in April expected? According to Space magazine, April’s full moon will grace our skies on April 23. It reaches its peak illumination around 19:49. ET/6:49 p.m. CT. Although it may not sparkle as brightly after the April 8…

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Xiaomi launches new gadgets in India including Redmi Pad SE, Redmi Buds 5A, Robot Vacuum Cleaner S10 and more. News 

New products launched in India at Xiaomi’s Smarter Living event 2024 include Redmi Pad SE and Redmi Buds 5A

Xiaomi recently showcased a range of new products at its Smarter Living event in 2024, which was broadcasted live for viewers. The lineup includes the Redmi Pad SE, Redmi Buds 5A, Robot Vacuum Cleaner S10, and a portable garment steamer. These innovative products will be available for purchase soon, giving consumers a variety of choices to explore. “At Xiaomi India, we have always strived to make technology accessible and introduce products that elevate the everyday experience of consumers and solve real-life problems. With Smarter Living & More, we extend this…

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WhatsApp is planning updates, like sharing files offline and adding notes to contacts, in upcoming versions. (Bloomberg) News 

WhatsApp will soon allow users to share files without an internet connection- Here’s everything you need to know

WhatsApp is preparing for major updates to its messaging platform, including a possible new feature that would allow users to share files via a local network without needing an internet connection. Another potential addition is the ability for users to attach notes to their contacts. While the ability to share files over a local network has been mentioned before, new screenshots of the app’s installation screen shed light on the special privileges required to use this feature. These screenshots, from WhatsApp Android beta version (via WABetaInfo ), show that…

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Android 15 Beta 1.1 focuses on NFC fixes and performance enhancements. (unsplash) News 

Update your smartphone to fix performance issues with Google’s release of Android 15 Beta 1.1

Google has introduced the Android 15 Beta 1.1 update, which comes after the recent milestone released only two weeks ago. This update is focused on fixing bugs that have been reported by users, showing Google’s commitment to improving the user experience before the official launch of Android 15. The new update, named AP31.240322.023, includes the April 2024 security patch. It is available for several supported devices including Pixel 6 series, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 8 series, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold and many more. Users can install…

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Uber's decision to ban Swastika Chandra's account in Australia stirred debates about cultural understanding and sensitivity in the digital age. (unsplash) News 

Uber took 5 months to realize that the name ‘Swastika Chandra’ is not associated with Hitler.

Uber, the well-known ride-hailing service, faced backlash after prohibiting a customer named Swastika Chandra from using its services in Australia. The incident, which took place in October 2023, ignited discussions about cultural awareness and the perception of names. Swastika Chandra, an Australian with roots in Fiji, was shocked when Uber informed her that her account had been blocked because her first name was a “potentially offensive” word. Chandra, who explained that “Swastika” means “luck” in Sanskrit and is a common name in his home country, expressed his frustration with the…

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Airtel introduces one plan to travel anywhere in the world. (PTI) News 

Airtel introduces budget-friendly international roaming packages: Explore plans and availability in various countries

Bharti Airtel has extended its presence to multiple countries worldwide and introduced cost-effective roaming packages. These new international roaming packages cover 184 countries and start at a mere Rs.133 per day, offering travelers the flexibility to choose plans that suit their needs. The packages also feature unlimited data and in-flight connectivity, enhancing internet accessibility in various destinations. Learn more about Airtel’s budget-friendly international roaming options. Airtel International roaming packages Airtel introduces ‘One plan to travel anywhere in the world’ starting at just Rs 133 per day. The new plans save…

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The filmmakers were selected by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) to create short films for the 2024 MAMI Select — Filmed on iPhone initiative. News 

5 aspiring Bollywood filmmakers share their experiences using the iPhone 15 Pro Max for film production

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted the professional filmmaking capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro Max during its launch. Apple even used the phone to shoot one of its own events. Five filmmakers recently put this claim to the test by creating five short films using the iPhone 15 Pro Max. These films can be viewed for free on the MAMI YouTube channel, showcasing that in skilled hands, it’s not just about the camera’s megapixels but the storytelling perspective and artistry. Five filmmakers – Saurav Rai, Archana Atul Phadke,…

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Apple's cautious approach to JIT recompilers leaves DolphiniOS out of the App Store lineup. (AP) News 

What are the details of DolphiniOS’s challenges with Apple’s new App Store policy changes regarding JIT?

Apple’s decision to permit game emulators on the App Store has sparked a range of responses. The Delta app saw a surge in popularity, but DolphiniOS was unable to gain traction due to Apple’s limitations on Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation. The JIT Conundrum DolphiniOS elaborated in a recent blog post that Apple’s reluctance to allow applications using JIT is the primary reason why the emulator has not made it to the App Store. This technical barrier is due to the different CPU architectures of the GameCube/Wii (PowerPC-based) and modern Apple devices…

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Netflix's crackdown on password-sharing results in a 54 pct increase in operating income and the addition of 9.3 million new subscribers. (REUTERS) News 

Netflix sees 54% profit growth following crackdown on password sharing- Here’s what you should know

Netflix’s decision to crack down on password-sharing has exceeded expectations and has led to a significant increase in the company’s financial performance in the first quarter of the year. Impressive economic growth Contrary to concerns that the crackdown could lead to lost revenue and profits, Netflix reported a remarkable 54 percent increase in operating profit. This increase is due to the addition of 9.3 million new subscribers worldwide, bringing the total number of subscribers to 269 million, a 16 percent increase over the previous year. Exceed expectations The company’s earnings…

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Apple's 'Pickup' feature becomes the latest target for tech-savvy fraudsters (AFP) News 

Apple faces new issue with in-store pickup for online orders- Full details on $400,000 scam

During the Black Hat Asia conference, security researchers exposed a clever cybercrime tactic that takes advantage of the ‘Someone else will pick it up’ feature on the Apple Store Online. This scheme has allegedly earned criminals more than $400,000 in a span of two years. “Pickup” scam exposed Cybercriminals use a two-pronged strategy to pull off their scams. At first, they sell Apple products at discounted prices on used online platforms in South Korea, such as Craigslist or eBay. After the buyer agrees to the purchase, criminals use the stolen…

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Google to prevent accidental triggering of the Circle to Search feature. (Samsung) News 

Details on how Google Circle to Search could potentially solve this irritating issue may be revealed soon

Samsung and Google have introduced the Circle to Search feature with the Galaxy S24 series, which is now available on various flagship devices. However, users have raised concerns about the feature being accidentally triggered. In the Made by Google podcast, it was mentioned that users have provided feedback on the issue. Google is now working on enhancing its AI-based Circle to Search feature to address these concerns. The company is currently in the process of improving the feature. What is Google’s Circle to Search feature? The Circle to Search feature…

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Pragya Mishra's arrival at OpenAI underscores the company's commitment to navigating the evolving regulatory landscape in India, harnessing her expertise to advance responsible AI development. (unsplash) News 

OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, appoints Pragya Mishra as first employee in India: Here’s everything you should know

OpenAI, a prominent artificial intelligence research lab, has made its first hire in India by appointing Pragya Misra, an experienced executive with a wide-ranging background in technology, communications, and public affairs. Misra, who currently holds the position of Director of Public Affairs at Truecaller, will now be responsible for overseeing government relations at OpenAI, with a focus on public policy matters and forming partnerships within the country. Pragya Mishra – Background and Experience Pragya Misra brings a wealth of experience to her new role at OpenAI. With a career marked…

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Tinder teams up with Yuvaa and Mark Your Presence to inspire first-time voters among young daters. (Tinder) News 

Tinder introduces Every Single Vote Counts initiative to support new voters in India

Tinder, the popular global platform for connecting with new people, has introduced a unique campaign called ‘Every Single Vote Counts’ to combine romance with civic duty. In partnership with Yuvaa and Mark Your Presence, the initiative encourages young adults to go from first-time daters to first-time voters. The backdrop for this campaign is India, which is gearing up for the world’s biggest democratic elections this year, with more than 20 million young first-time voters. It serves as a clarion call urging young adults, especially first-time voters, to exercise their basic…

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(FILES) Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his trip to India, discussing topics like Tesla, Starlink and more. (AFP) News 

Elon Musk’s visit to India to discuss Starlink approvals, Tesla factories, and other topics

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is planning a visit to India as his companies look to expand into the country, which is the world’s most populous nation. Tesla, his electric car company, is reportedly exploring potential factory sites in India as sales in the United States decline. Another Musk-owned company, satellite internet operator Starlink, is receiving preliminary approvals to operate in India, a government source told AFP. Also on the “free speech” agenda of what is likely to be a free speech absolutist is the large number of content removal orders…

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Know how Apple is planning to upgrade its Notes app with iOS 18. (Unsplash) News 

Apple is considering introducing enhanced versions of the iPhone Notes app with the release of iOS 18- Find out what to expect

The Apple Notes app, a popular choice among iOS users for note-taking, has received numerous updates in recent years to enhance its functionality. With the upcoming release of iOS 18, the app is set to receive new AI-powered features. Apple’s plans to incorporate AI capabilities into iOS 18 will extend to the Notes app, offering users even more advanced tools for organizing and managing their notes. Stay tuned to learn more about the exciting upgrades coming to Apple’s note-taking app on the iPhone. Apple Notes in iOS 18 In June,…

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Snapchat takes a step towards transparency and safety by announcing the addition of watermarks to AI-generated images within its platform. (unsplash) News 

Snapchat to introduce watermark on AI-generated images to increase transparency – Full details

Social media powerhouse Snapchat has announced its intention to add watermarks to AI-generated images on its platform. The goal of this decision is to increase transparency and prevent the misuse of AI-generated content. Implementation of watermarks Snapchat revealed that the watermark features a translucent version of the Snap logo and a glittery emoji. It is automatically applied to all AI-generated images exported from the app or saved to the camera roll. In addition, the company emphasized that removing these watermarks from images is considered a violation of its terms of…

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WhatsApp 'private mention' feature for status updates will enable only tagged contacts to receive dedicated notifications, (unsplash) News 

Upcoming WhatsApp update to introduce new ‘private mention’ feature for status updates – Learn more

WhatsApp is said to be testing a new feature that will enable users to privately mention contacts in their status updates, with the goal of improving user experience and promoting more personalized interactions on the platform. Feature under development According to a report by WABetaInfo, the new feature will allow users to tag certain contacts directly in their status updates. When tagged contacts are mentioned, they will receive special notifications ensuring quick awareness of the update. Importantly, this feature preserves users’ privacy as mentions are only visible to the mentioned…

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