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WhatsApp begins beta testing end-to-end encryption for chat backup on iOS

Earlier, the Facebook-owned platform had released the feature for Android beta users.

Samsung’s operating profit soars to three-year high amid rising chip prices

However, the higher sales figure was likely to have been offset by Samsung’s marketing costs and higher component prices amid a worldwide chip shortage.

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Twitch confirms security breach after anonymous account releases source code data, payout details

The leak could end up being damaging for the game streaming service, especially for creators who are reliant on Twitch to keep their information and earnings secure.

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Apple is giving away free AirPods with select iPhone models in India; here’s all you need to know about the offer

A similar offer had also been extended by Cupertino last year and it had gathered a very positive response from the Indian audience, which explains why the offer has made a comeback this year as well.

WhatsApp may soon let you decide who can see your profile picture

The development was tracked by WABetaInfo, which said that the beta version 2.21.21.2 of WhatsApp showed four profile photo privacy setting options instead of the usual three.

Jio offering free two-day complimentary unlimited plan to users after service outage

Jio also released a message to apologise to all its subscribers affected by the outage while informing them about the complimentary two-day unlimited plan.

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Apple makes it mandatory for developers to allow users to delete third-party app accounts

While account deletion in itself seems like an inconvenience, it can be a welcome move for some.

Amazon starts selling its ‘most powerful streaming stick’ in India; Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube get big discounts

The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is essentially a souped-up Fire TV Stick 4K with a faster processor and Wi-Fi 6 support.

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Growth Platform: Nurturing startups with tech support & mentoring

Dell Technologies partners with MeitY Startup Hub to support 3000+ startups across India

Jitendra Vijayvargiya, CEO, MeitY Startup Hub and Sudiip Goswami, Director & General Manager - South India & Start-Ups, Dell Technologies

Right Clicks: Shoot videos like a pro

Simplifying complex camera technology for elevated video experience

Smartphone cameras come built-in with features that sense and adapt to the light and surroundings you’re shooting in.

Digital-first world: Cloud is key to business success

Hybrid and multi cloud migration plans surge despite security concerns

As digital leaders build robust digital infrastructures to ensure future success, the Equinix 2020-21 Global Tech Trends Survey (GTTS) revealed that 40% of them plan to move business-critical applications to the cloud, despite ongoing concerns over cloud security.

Crossbeats Orbit Smartwatch: High on specs, low on price

A snazzy wearable with voice calling, health trackers and more; it tracks your fitness stats accurately

Apart from doing the smart things mentioned so far, smartwatches are fashionable pieces that can enhance the wearer’s appearance, adding a touch of class and sophistication.

Godrej Spotlight PT Home Camera Range: Watch over your loved ones from afar

A wireless home camera that installs in minutes, delivers good quality video and is packed with features typically found in pricier models

The Spotlight camera range uses proven and broad cloud infrastructure services and capabilities from Amazon Web Services to provide robust data security for customers.

Sony A80J OLED TV (XR-65A80J) review: Pure cinematic bliss

But a little frustrating for gamers.

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Emergence of D-Talent: Skilled in India, for the World

Such changes have not only significantly boosted our service economy but also encouraged development of a robust Manufacturing eco-system, especially in the Auto and Mobile sector.

India has an opportunity to take leader-board position in developing d-Talent (drone-Talent) much like we did while developing the IT talent for the world. (Representative image)

Facebook outage gives Telegram unprecedented growth, founder Durov asks ’70 million refugees’ to stick around

According to Facebook, the outage that left 3.5 billion of its users away from accessing WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger was caused by a faulty configuration change.

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Google will launch Pixel 6 on October 19; question is will it come to India

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be officially launched on October 19, Google has confirmed.

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JioDown starts trending on Twitter as multiple users report issues with Jio 4G network

Almost 4,000 users have reported that their Jio connection was down on internet outage tracker website Downdetector

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

When all three services went dark Monday, it was a stark reminder of the power and reach of Facebook, which owns the photo-sharing and messaging apps.

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When WhatsApp, FB faced outage, Twitter faced a traffic rush

Outages are common and last for about a few minutes but when it gets longer as it did on Monday evening, conspiracy theories and rumours came along.

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Airtel conducts rural 5G trials with Ericsson

The demonstration took place in Bhaipur Brahmanan village on the outskirts of Delhi-NCR using the 5G trial spectrum allocated to Airtel by the Department of Telecommunications).

The reforms package is expected to give the much-needed respite to Vodafone Idea, which was struggling to stay afloat.

Microsoft Windows 11 now available: Check eligibility, how to upgrade and other details

But now that Windows 11 is being released, how can you make sure that you get the latest OS? Financial Express Online gives you a run down.

Realme UI 3.0 launching on October 13, Realme GT series to receive update first

The new User Interface from Realme will have improved “functionality, fluency, customisability, security, and privacy that young users are concerned about."

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Jio’s 5G rollout strategy risky and challenging, says Speedtest-maker Ookla

"We do see the whole wireless world going that way in the future though."

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Artificial intelligence market in India to reach $7.8 bn by 2025: IDC

AI software segment is expected to dominate the market and grow from USD 2.8 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 18.1 per cent by the end of 2025, IDC said.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered near 6-hour long outage last night; here’s why that happened

Apart from the three platforms, there have been reports that Facebook's internal email system was also down.

EXCLUSIVE | Seagate on the ‘next big thing’ in Hard Drives and why SSDs will not replace them anytime soon

SSDs may gather a lot of limelight and see wide-scale adoption especially in the consumer space, but the importance of a hard drive can’t be stressed enough.

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