Month: April 2020

Google Meet has become a popular video conferencing solution, adding roughly 30 lakh users every day. The platform, earlier known as Google Hangouts Meet, was initially known amongst large-scale organisations, enterprise customers, and establishments such as schools. However, with the spread of the coronavirus outbreak that has pushed a large number of people to start
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At one point in time, Facebook forced you to hand over your phone number in order to set up 2FA (two-factor authentication). However, since 2018, Facebook has no longer required you to provide a phone number, meaning anyone can now use 2FA on Facebook. For the uninitiated, two-factor authentication offers an extra layer of security
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Money Heist season 4 was the highlight for many TV buffs in April, though the series’ future currently hangs in the balance with Netflix non-committal. Locally, that honour went to the Jitendra Kumar-starrer TVF-Amazon collaboration Panchayat, which also hangs in the balance. April also saw the end of the long-running sitcom Modern Family after eleven
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TikTok, the widely popular video sharing app developed by one of the world’s most valued startups (ByteDance), continues to grow rapidly despite suspicion from the U.S. as more people look for ways to keep themselves entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic. The global app and its Chinese version, called Douyin, have amassed over 2 billion downloads
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Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify an underlying genomic signature for 29 different DNA sequences of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, providing an important tool for vaccine and drug developers. This new data discovery tool will allow researchers to quickly and easily classify a deadly virus like SARS-CoV-2 in just minutes, according
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Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it expected profit to decline in the current quarter due to a coronavirus-related slump in sales of smartphones and TVs, although the chip business would remain solid. Samsung said its operating profit rose 3 percent in the January-March period, in line with an earlier estimate, as work-from-home orders boosted demand
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Twitter on Monday announced that the company has turned off the “Twitter via SMS service” in most countries. The decision was taken to keep users’ Twitter “account safe,” after the company found vulnerabilities with the SMS service. This means that users in many countries who still receive Twitter notifications and miscellaneous tweets via SMS will
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TikTok has launched a new in-app feature called Donation Stickers. These make it easy to donate to charity without ever leaving the TikTok app. And the first charities supported through Donation Stickers have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Helping Charities Survive the Coronavirus Crisis The current COVID-19 crisis has affected almost every country
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WhatsApp, which began testing its mobile payments feature in India two years ago, could offer at least one more financial service to people in its biggest market: credit. In a filing with the local regulator in India, the company has listed credit as one of the areas it plans to explore in the country. The
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