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Apple to soon release fancy photo-editing app for iPhones

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:48
A new photography app for iOS called “Fuzion” that would use the “TrueDepth” camera data from new iPhones and create images by blending multiple images with portrait mode shots is expected to reach iOS users this week. “‘Fuzion’ is a…

BenQ launches 4K home cinema projectors in India

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:08
Taiwanese electronics company BenQ on Tuesday launched two new 4K home cinema projectors — “W2700” and “W5700” — with CinematicColor technology, projector-optimised HDR-PRO support and individual factory colour calibration in India. The new projectors, “W2700” and “W5700”, priced at Rs…

Apple employees donated $125 mn in charity in 2018

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:02
Keeping up with the ongoing Martin Luther King Day celebrations, Apple announced that as part of its “Giving” programme, the amount donated by its employees in 2018 to help non-profit organisations globally exceeded $125 million with over 250,000 hours of…

WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:14
Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally lowered to five the forward limit for chats — a feature first launched in India last July. “Starting today, WhatsApp will be implementing this change, globally…

Apple selling iPhone SE devices again in US

Monday, 21 January 2019 15:40
Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said. As part of the sale, the company is offering the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of…

Samsung files new patent application for 3D displays

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:02
Samsung has filed a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for 3D displays that users may connect to their smartphones and tablets, media reported. These displays could exist as TV sets or monitors and show content…

Facebook faces ‘record-setting’ fine over privacy violations: Report

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:01
Facebook is facing a “record-setting” fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations. According to a report in The New York Times citing sources late Friday, the FTC “is in the…

Facebook testing ‘LOL’ app to woo kids, experts wary

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:51
In a fresh attempt to woo children into joining its network and boost user growth, Facebook is testing a new hub called “LOL” that will let kids share and post humorous meme content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch late…

‘Speed Limit’ feature on Google Maps expanding in US

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:35
The “speed limit” feature on Google Maps that has been confined to only some parts of the US, seems to have expanded to new areas, a media report said. “One tipster from New York City, another from Los Angeles and…

Facebook kills over 300 Russia-linked fake accounts, Pages

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:52
Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday killed over 300 fake Pages and accounts linked to Russia that it said was “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour”, almost two years after the US presidential election. The social media giant removed 364 Pages…