Major WhatsApp vulnerability exposed: How to update WhatsApp on iPhone and Android

Major WhatsApp vulnerability exposed: How to update WhatsApp on iPhone and Android
Tech

WhatsApp security flaw can be plugged simply by updating your app to the latest version. The vulnerability allows attackers to remotely install surveillance software on the user's phone.

HTC U11, U11+, and U12+ Android 9 Pie update scheduled for this month, confirms company

HTC U11, U11+, and U12+ Android 9 Pie update scheduled for this month, confirms company
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HTC U11, HTC U11+, and HTC U12+ are set to receive the major Android 9 Pie software update starting from this month. The HTC U11 will be the first in the lot to get the Android 9 Pie.

Google tests car crash detection in Android Q

Google tests car crash detection in Android Q
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Google is testing automatic car crash detection for its Pixel Phones in Android Q operating system.

Forget Google Maps: This is how experienced hikers use smartphones

Forget Google Maps: This is how experienced hikers use smartphones
Tech

GPS-powered smartphones have long replaced maps when it comes to driving and sightseeing, but what about hiking up mountains? Now there are apps for that, too.

New space race to bring satellite internet to the world

New space race to bring satellite internet to the world
Tech

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is active and it’s received a clearance to put 12,000 satellites in orbit at various altitudes in the Starlink constellation

TSMC begins mass production of A13 chipsets for 2019 iPhones: Report

TSMC begins mass production of A13 chipsets for 2019 iPhones: Report
Tech

The new chipset is reported to bring as much as 17 per cent improved performance and 10 per cent gains in thermal efficiency to the upcoming 2019 iPhone line-up.

Disney and The New York Times show how the media dinosaurs can stay on top

Disney and The New York Times show how the media dinosaurs can stay on top
Tech

Old media companies such as Disney and The New York Times have flourished in recent years while new media ventures such as Vox have struggled to keep pace. While everyone agrees media is being disrupted, it’s the distribution model, rather than the content itself, that’s changed. Digital media companies have struggled because they simply haven’t been able to provide the same level of valued content as their legacy competition.

Uber's market debut sours most anticipated IPO since Facebook

Uber's market debut sours most anticipated IPO since Facebook
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Uber Technologies Inc’s conservative initial public offering could not keep its shares from sinking in their trading debut on Friday, fueling debate on Wall Street over whether the outcome of the most anticipated listing since Facebook Inc would weigh on other Silicon Valley unicorns.

Apple's 'most ambitious' retail store set for US capital

Apple's 'most ambitious' retail store set for US capital
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The project launched in 2015 entailed a meticulous restoration of the marble-facade 1903 building originally designed as a public library and paid for by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who died in 1919.

WhatsApp upcoming features: WhatsApp Payment rollout for all, product catalogs, animated stickers and more

WhatsApp upcoming features: WhatsApp Payment rollout for all, product catalogs, animated stickers and more
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Here are some of the upcoming WhatsApp features which are expected to be rolled out for the masses soon. These WhatsApp upcoming features include product catalogs, animated stickers, support for iPad and more.

Hackers steal over $40 million in bitcoin from Binance - details inside

Hackers steal over $40 million in bitcoin from Binance - details inside
Tech

The hackers had the patience to wait, and execute well-orchestrated actions through multiple seemingly independent accounts at the most opportune time from global cryptocurrency exchange.

Italian beach goes smoke-free

Italian beach goes smoke-free
Travel

The seaside resort of Bibione in Venice is set to become the first smoke-free beach in Italy this summer. Popular among locals and European tourists from Germany and Austria in particular, Bibione will become the first beach in Italy to ban smoking all along its eight-kilometre coastline. It’s the final phase of Bibione’s “Breathe the sea air” campaign which launched back in 2011, with the aim of cleaning up the environment and the air.

Inside the giant inflatable unicorn park complete with a themed obstacle course

Inside the giant inflatable unicorn park complete with a themed obstacle course
Travel

Unicorn fans will want to add this giant inflatable park to their bucket list immediately with its obstacle courses and themed beach lounges

USA's most exclusive hiking spot could be about to open to more visitors

USA's most exclusive hiking spot could be about to open to more visitors
Travel

Arizona's iconic Wave formation allows just 20 visitors a day but it could be about to open to more tourists

‘Everything Clicked’ For Game Of Thrones Fans After Tonight’s Episode

‘Everything Clicked’ For Game Of Thrones Fans After Tonight’s Episode
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This is your five second warning: if you haven’t seen the latest Game of Thrones episode, go and watch it before you carry on reading. I’m not being responsible for ruining the series for you.

These Design Fails Are So Bad They're Funny & Prove Creativity Is Not For Everyone

These Design Fails Are So Bad They're Funny & Prove Creativity Is Not For Everyone
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Have you ever seen something and tilted your head just because you've never seen anything so crappy before? There are some creations that seem like an assault to the senses, and make you wonder what these people were thinking. But after you're done cringing, the only thing left to do is laugh off the bad designs that make no sense whatsoever.

The 1968 sci-fi that spookily predicted today

The 1968 sci-fi that spookily predicted today
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In the first of BBC Culture’s new series on fiction that predicted the future, Hephzibah Anderson looks at the work of John Brunner, whose vision of 2010 was eerily accurate.

4 biggest takeaways from Google's 2019 Developer Conference

4 biggest takeaways from Google's 2019 Developer Conference
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Thousands of developers and programmers gathered Tuesday morning on the grounds of the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California for Google's annual developer conference called Google I/O. The event kicked off with a nearly two-hour long keynote address by Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, and executives from various departments of the company.

Twitter rolls out new feature, now re-tweet with GIFS and images

Twitter rolls out new feature, now re-tweet with GIFS and images
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Available for both Android as well as iOS users, the feature was announced on the Twitter itself on May 6, 2019.

Google IO 2019: Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Android Q beta, and more announced at the developer conference

Google IO 2019: Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Android Q beta, and more announced at the developer conference
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At I/O 2019, Google showed off the advancements that it has made to Google Assistant and new tricks that it is binging to Duplex. The company also announced the new features coming to Android Q.

Google I/O 2019: New smartphones and the future of Android

Google I/O 2019: New smartphones and the future of Android
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Android Q’s main lines will be presented, naturally, and lucky owners of a smartphone from the Pixel range are already able to preview some of the upcoming mobile OS update’s beta versions.

Apple buys a company every few weeks, says CEO Tim Cook

Apple buys a company every few weeks, says CEO Tim Cook
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Apple CEO Tim Cook tells CNBC the company has acquired 20 to 25 companies in the past six months. While Apple often refrains from announcing deals with small companies, Cook said Apple buys a company every two to three weeks on average. The aggressive acquisition style highlights Apple’s massive purchasing power with $225.4 billion in cash on hand, according to its latest earnings report.

Instagram appoints new executives to head its design, engineering and communications teams

Instagram appoints new executives to head its design, engineering and communications teams
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The design team will now be led by Luke Woods as the photo-messaging app's longtime design chief Ian Spalter is moving to Japan to lead Instagram's first office in that country.

Amazon Summer Sale: Top 10 online mobile offers on Xiaomi Redmi Y3, iPhone X, Galaxy M20, and more

Amazon Summer Sale: Top 10 online mobile offers on Xiaomi Redmi Y3, iPhone X, Galaxy M20, and more
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Buyers will be able to avail massive discounts and get deals on a range of products which includes smartphones, professional cameras, Bluetooth and AI speakers, smartwatches, and more.

Ride-hailing drivers in New York to strike ahead of Uber IPO

Ride-hailing drivers in New York to strike ahead of Uber IPO
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Uber Technologies Inc’s drivers in New York will go on strike next week shortly before the ride-hailing company goes public to protest what they view as unfair employment conditions, a taxi union said on Friday.

Microsoft announces HoloLens 2 Development Edition, at $3500

Microsoft announces HoloLens 2 Development Edition, at $3500
Tech

HoloLens 2 offers more than double the field of view of its predecessor and also simplifies the manipulation of the hologram, using more spontaneous gestures.

Google to allow automatic deletion of location data

Google to allow automatic deletion of location data
Tech

The new automatic data deletion tools will be directly accessible from the settings in user’s Google Account & users will be able to set this data to delete itself automatically after 3 or 18 months.