Weekly Tech Headlines 29 April 2023

OnePlus Pad Now Available for Pre-Order, What to Know

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OnePlus, the popular smartphone manufacturer, has finally availed its much-awaited tablet, the OnePlus Pad, for pre-orders in India. The tablet boasts some impressive specifications, including an 11.6-inch display with support for 144Hz refresh rate, a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and 67W fast charging. The OnePlus Pad will be available in two memory variants in India, the base variant with 8GB+128GB priced at Rs 37,999, and the superior variant with 12GB+256GB priced at Rs 39,999. However, users can get a discount of Rs 2000 if they have an ICICI Bank card and an additional discount of Rs 2000 if they purchase it via the RCC (Red Cable Club) section on their OnePlus smartphone. OnePlus is also offering an exchange program for users who want to upgrade to the OnePlus Pad. Users can get a discount of Rs 5000 if they exchange a OnePlus device and an additional Rs 3000 for other smartphones. On top of that, users who pre-order the gadget will receive a free OnePlus Pad Folio case worth Rs 1499. Watch: OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Unboxing, See its Price and Specifications The pre-orders for the OnePlus Pad will start on April 28, 2023, at 12 PM, and the device will go on open sale from May 2, 2023. Users can purchase the tablet from various platforms, including Reliance Digital, Croma, OnePlus Store, and OnePlus.in, Amazon India, and Flipkart. It is interesting to see OnePlus diversifying its platforms to sell its products, and selling on Flipkart should definitely help the company in boosting sales within India. OnePlus has always been known for its high-end smartphones, and the OnePlus Pad seems to be no exception. With its powerful specifications, sleek design, and 5G capabilities, it is sure to be a hit among consumers who are looking for a premium tablet experience. The OnePlus Pad is not only a powerful device but also a versatile one, as it can connect to a 5G mobile network hotspot. This means that users can take advantage of the faster 5G network speeds on their tablet as well, which is a significant advantage over other tablets in the market.

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Google removes 3500 loan apps in India for misleading users, violating Play Store guidelines

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By Ankita Chakravarti: There are too many apps on Google Play Store that promise to lend loans but not all of them are legitimate. And sometimes, using these apps without proper knowledge and verification can land users in trouble. In order to safeguard users from falling for such apps, Google has taken action against more than 3,500 loan apps in India during 2022 for breaking the rules of the Play Store, as per Play protect report.This means that Google has removed these apps from its app store. advertisement In 2021, Google updated its policy for financial services apps in India, including those offering personal loans. This policy came into effect in September 2021. App developers had to confirm that they were licensed by the Reserve Bank of India to provide personal loans and submit a copy of the license. If they were not licensed, they had to confirm that they only provided a platform for licensed lenders to offer loans. The developers also had to ensure that their developer account name matched the registered business name provided by their declaration. In 2022, Google added more requirements for app developers offering personal loans as facilitators for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and banks. These developers had to disclose the names of their partner NBFCs and banks in the app’s description and provide a live link to their respective websites where they were listed as official agents. This was part of the Personal Loan App Declaration. Not just in India, but globally too, Google has taken action against the apps that promise to provide or facilitate personal loans by gaining access to user contacts or photos. So, the apps cannot access sensitive data, such as photos and contacts now. Google is regularly updating its policies and review processes to ensure that all apps in the Play Store comply with its rules. This is to protect users and maintain the trust of its customers. Apps that claim to lend loans can be dangerous if they are not legitimate or if they engage in predatory lending practices.To avoid these dangers, it is important to research the lending app thoroughly before using it. Look for reviews from other users, check if the app is registered with relevant regulatory bodies, and carefully read the terms and conditions before agreeing to anything. It may also be a good idea to consult with a financial advisor or other trusted professional before taking out a loan through an app.

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Soon You Can Transfer WhatsApp Chats Without Help From Google Drive

Published on 2023-04-28 20:37:37+05:30 by google

WhatsApp chats are important for everyone, especially those who frequently change phones. The messaging app allows users to backup their chats via Google Drive, so that you can seamlessly retrieve all the chats on the new Android phone without any issues. But without a Google account you can’t take advantage of this support, which could soon become optional as WhatsApp has started testing its local chat migration feature with select beta users. The feature is available on the Android beta version as per WABetainfo. As per the details available, WhatsApp will allow you to transfer the chats from one Android to another without backing up on Google Drive. Instead, you just need to sign into your account on the new phone, scan a QR code and start the chat transfer process. Using Drive to transfer chats is the only option but it is not the easiest or the fastest. First you need to manually back up the last chats to the Drive, and then make sure that WhatsApp has access to your media devices and storage on the new phone. Only then, you will be able to retrieve the backed up chat, and restoring them takes time. The feature most likely utilises the Wi-Fi Direct option to deliver fast transfer of chats. And the transfer option is only going to work between two Android phones. For those switching to other platforms like iOS, they need to use the more elaborate transfer tool that WhatsApp offers. With a local transfer feature, people who live in remote parts of a country can easily transfer their WhatsApp chats. It is also important for WhatsApp to have an in-house transfer option, because the WhatsApp chats backed up on Google Drive are not protected by end-to-end encryption by default. Expect the new local chat transfer option to make its public release in the coming months. Read all the Latest Tech News here

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​​Vivo X90 Pro smartphone review: Betting big on the camera

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​​Vivo X90 Pro smartphone review: Betting big on the camera As a successor to one of the best Android phones last year, the Vivo X90 Pro mostly delivers. But it leaves you wanting for more when it comes to the display /smart-living/innovation/vivo-x90-pro-android-smartphone-review-111682667085420.html 111682667085420 story In a news cycle dominated by Samsung, Apple and the occasional Xiaomi, Vivo’s flagship X series has carved a niche for itself for going the extra mile when it comes to camera performance, whether it was the unique micro-gimbal stabilization technology that stabilized the most jittery of hands or the deep partnership with photography brand Zeiss. This year’s defining feature is the move to the 1-inch-type Sony IMX989 sensor which, coupled with Zeiss optics, aims to place the Vivo X90 Pro (Rs. 84,999) up alongside the best smartphone cameras for 2023. To put it in context, the single variant 12GB/256GB X90 Pro sits in the middle of the X90 lineup, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, longer-range zoom X90 Pro Plus remaining a China exclusive. The X90, which launches alongside the X90 Pro in India, shares the same flagship MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chipset and the Vivo-proprietary V2 chip for boosting low-light performance and is available in 8GB/256GB (Rs. 59,999) and 12GB/256GB (Rs. 63,999) variants. Design Unboxing the Vivo X90 Pro is a bit of a ceremony, as there are some box contents to unbox with this flagship (I’m looking at you, Samsung and Apple!). The large, flat box includes a 120W charger and a USB-C-to-C cable, along with a transparent silicone case to slap onto your new device the moment it’s out of the box, if you’re the paranoid sort. Personally, I’d skip the case – I’m a big fan of the vegan leather back. Not only does it make for an extremely grippy surface crucial for a phone this size, but it also imparts a distinctive air of sophistication that sets it apart among the sea of glass slabs. Oh, and no fingerprints either! The infrared blaster on the top edge is a nice touch, to control your home appliances with the Smart Remote app. For a phone weighing nearly 215 grams and standing taller than the Samsung S23 Ultra or the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (at 164.1mm), the X90 Pro’s narrower dimensions and curved real panels make it easier to hold, almost deceptively so. Then there’s the absolutely massive camera module that juts out from the rear and houses the three cameras – the fourth hole in the setup is where the X90 Pro Plus houses its 90mm periscope camera. The durability check boxes are ticked too – there’s IP68 dust/water resistance, as well as Schott Sensation Alpha protection on the display and Corning Gorilla glass on the camera module. What one didn’t quite take to was the ‘Xtreme Imagination’ etched in the thin metal band on the rear, or the “Professional Photography” inscribed on the top edge – sometimes less is just more. All this text feels like the brand is trying too hard to drive home a point it just doesn’t need to. A dash of color, a brighter color option perhaps, may have been a good alternative to the all-black design as well. Display Flip it around, and the display is one of the few areas where Vivo hasn’t gone all out – the large 6.78-inch AMOLED curved-edge panel runs at a resolution of 2800×1260 pixels, which is a small step down from the QHD+ resolution of its predecessor and many of its rivals today. You get the modern flagship conveniences of a 120Hz refresh rate (in fixed steps of 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz) with HDR10+ certification, but Vivo has skipped on the latest LTPO display tech which allows refresh rates to dynamically adjust between 1-120 Hz, saving battery when needed. The 1300 nits peak brightness is par for the course, but not class leading. There’s no support for Dolby Vision, either – that said, the screen is still excellent for most content – it’s bright, punchy and attractive – and you’ll only ever notice the difference with the best screens in the business if you set them side-by-side. The speakers are impressive as well, with good stereo separation and low-end thump. The vegan leather on the back not only makes for an extremely grippy surface crucial for a phone this size, but it also imparts a distinctive air of sophistication. (Vivo) Performance, software and battery Vivo made an unusual choice with the X90 series, leveraging the du jour flagship favorite Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the X90 Pro Plus, while kitting the X90 Pro and the X90 with the MediaTek’s top chipset for 2023, the Dimensity 9200. This is a chipset that trails the Qualcomm chip on processor-intensive benchmarks, but in real world use, the X90 Pro is exceptionally fast and fluid, and it’s only at the highest end of the gaming spectrum and sustained performance that anyone would notice. Games like Genshin Impact or Asphalt 9 ran smoothly, but longer 45 minute sessions on Apex Legends started showing the occasional hiccup. The phone runs FunTouch OS 13, based on Android 13, which sees a fair reduction of bloatware but there’s some way to go in that department. Vivo also has some work to do towards long-term support, as the 3 years of Android updates and 3 years of security updates falls behind its own group brands (Oppo and OnePlus), leave alone Samsung. The sizeable 4,870mAh battery does a decent job as well, yielding about seven hours of screen-on time or about a full day of use. Plug a drained out X90 Pro into the proprietary 120W fast wired charger, and it’ll top up in under 30 minutes, or you could up to 50W wireless charging speeds with a Vivo wireless charger. Camera Let’s face it – all of what we’ve seen so far with the X90 Pro arehygiene elements, and this phone was always going to come down to its camera, particularly after how well the Vivo X80 Pro did last year. Let’s get the facts out there first – there is no periscope zoom here, nor is there any gimbal stabilization – the former is exclusive to the China-exclusive Pro Plus model and the latter makes way for regular OIS on the star of the show – the 50-megapixel 1-inch-type IMX989 sensor, seen recently on the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The primary shooter captures daytime shots with good levels of detail and dynamic range without going over the top with color saturation, particularly if you opt for the Zeiss Natural Color Profile when shooting. The ‘zero shutter lag’ feature is particularly impressive, as it captures the exact moment you hit the shutter button and suffers from none of that shutter lag that the S23 Ultra did. The other big differentiator is the Zeiss T* coating on the lens, as it actively combats ghosting and glare from harsh light sources. While the giant sensor delivers plenty of natural bokeh effects (which can be a double-edged sword when shooting up close), it comes into its own with low-light photography. Coupled with the V2 imaging chip, the X90 Pro is blazing fast when it comes to capturing the faintest of light in dark scenes, and you can boost your results with the dedicated night mode and the night sports mode – the latter aiding in grabbing blur-free shots of moving objects in dimly lit conditions. Handheld astrophotography was another interesting feature that is much touted on the X90 Pro, but between the light pollution and cloudy skies across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, one could only get so far with this mode. Hands down, this is arguably the best camera phone for shooting in low-light conditions. While one had the most fun with the primary shooter, there are two more cameras which can easily be overshadowed by the imaging prowess of the main sensor – a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 50-megapixel 2x portrait camera. While the ultrawide doubles up for macro duties and maintains color parity with the primary camera, it stumbles in terms of detail. The portrait camera is competent, both in terms of edge detection and details, as is the 32MP selfie shooter (just as long as you turn off the excessive beautification). Finally, video performance is notable, both in daylight and nighttime, and you can shoot 8K 24 frames per second or 4K 60 frames per second video and the camera impressively stabilizes the footage. Oddly though, the front camera is restricted to 1080p 60 frames per second video. Verdict As a successor to one of the best Android phones last year, the X90 Pro carries the burden of expectations, and mostly delivers. The primary camera is a boatload of fun to shoot with, and you can spend hours playing around with the various creative modes. Performance is good for all but the most demanding of gamers. Battery life and fast charging are good, and the design doesn’t disappoint either. Yet, this is a phone that operates in a very unforgiving territory, where there’s no place to hide your flaws behind ‘budget pricing’. In some departments, it has regressed from the X80 Pro – the display is a downgrade, as is the ultrawide camera, not to mention the case of the missing periscope camera. If you have quite a bit more money, the S23 Ultra is still the most versatile shooter out there this year, and the Xiaomi 13 Pro lands a 1-2-3 punch of performance, display and excellent camera performance while costing a bit less. Tushar Kanwar, a tech columnist and commentator, tweets @2shar.

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First babies born after being conceived by PlayStation-controlled robot, could make IVF cheaper

Published on 2023-04-28 21:05:52+05:30 by google

Overture Life, a Spanish startup, which developed a sperm-injecting robot that can be controlled using a PlayStation controller, has successfully fertilised human eggs, giving birth to two healthy babies. According to a report by MIT Technology Review, one of the engineers involved in developing the world’s first insemination robot had limited experience in the field of fertility medicine. However, they were able to utilise a Sony PlayStation 5 controller to help with the development process. A student engineer from a startup successfully steered a small, mechanised needle during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures, using a specialized controller. Through this technique, individual sperm cells were carefully deposited into human eggs over a dozen times. Also Read | Karnataka mulls IVF clinics in government medical colleges According to the researchers, the procedures resulted in healthy embryos, which led to the birth of two baby girls. The researchers claim that these babies are the first known individuals to be born after fertilisation with the aid of automated technology, the report said. “I was calm. In that exact moment, I thought, ‘It’s just one more experiment’,” Eduard Alba, the student mechanical engineer who commanded the sperm-injecting device, was quoted as saying. Moreover, the startup said that its device is an initial step towards automating in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, and potentially making the procedure far less expensive and far more common than it is today. At present, in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratories are typically operated by highly skilled embryologists, who can earn over $125,000 annually, and are responsible for carefully manipulating sperm and eggs with the aid of ultra-thin hollow needles and powerful microscopes. Further, the report mentioned that Overture has received the most funding thus far: approximately $37 million from investors such as Khosla Ventures and Susan Wojcicki, the former CEO of YouTube. According to the experts, this is just the first step towards fully automating the process. “The concept is extraordinary, but this is a baby step,” Gianpiero Palermo, who developed the now-commonplace intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure in the 1990s, was quoted as saying. He added that Overture’s engineers still had to manually load sperm cells onto the injector needles, which means “this is not yet robotic ICSI”.

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Google begins moving podcasts to YouTube Music app

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Google announced YouTube Music users will start getting podcast support, starting with the United States. The good thing is the new feature, which was teased back in February, will not require a paid YouTube Music plan. The feature will work just like any other AV content – it will be available on-demand, offline, in the background while casting and switching between audio and video. Google did mention that all these come for free. What Google did not say is what will happen with the Podcasts app. Currently, it is delisted from Google search, and the last update came back in August 2022. Currently, the podcasts on YouTube Music are not nearly as many as the amount on the original platform, but we expect this to change as the transition advances. There is also a slight possibility this is some sort of A/B testing, and it could remain market-dependent. However, Google is known for phasing out plenty of features and services, and we believe the Podcasts app is next in line to the software cemetery. Source

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Everyone knows Siri is way behind. It’s partly why top Apple engineers have jumped ship to Google, report says.

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Apple is having a hard time convincing workers that Siri can keep up with new AI rivals. Apple lost three top engineers working on AI technology to Google, The Information reported. Advertisement Apple has lost three top engineers working on ChatGPT-like technology to Google, in a sign the iPhone-maker is struggling to supercharge its AI efforts and Siri as large language models go mainstream. The trio had been working on frontier AI tech but left late last year, The Information reported after speaking to dozens of former employees. Srinivasan Venkatachary, Steven Baker and Anand Shukl quit because they believed Google was a better place to work on the large language models underlying tools like ChatGPT, which went viral on its release in late November. Complimentary Tech Event Discover the future of SaaS in India The 6-part video series will capture the vision of Indian SaaS leaders and highlight the potential for the sector in the decades to come. Register Now Our Speakers They were personally poached by Google CEO Sundar Pichai after shunning Apple boss Tim Cook’s efforts to keep them, the report said. Linkedin shows that all three left Apple for Google through October and November last year. Advertisement Apple has been making efforts to bolster its AI credentials and to strengthen Siri, its consumer-facing AI assistant, bringing in former Googler John Giannandrea in 2018 to oversee its machine learning and AI strategy. Siri has long been seen as weaker than rivals — one of the top ranking forums on Reddit is r/SiriFail, a running catalogue of the assistant’s flubs. And last month, former Apple engineer John Burkey, who worked on Siri before leaving the company in 2016, told the New York Times that the assistant suffered from a clunky design that was hard to update and puts it behind ChatGPT. That weakness looks acute as ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google step up their focus on consumer-grade AI. Former Apple employees who worked on AI told The Information that “organizational dysfunction and a lack of ambition” had proven to be crucial barriers in the company’s ambitions to become a serious AI player, with few improvements made over the past five years. Apple’s challenges with Siri could come into sharper focus in the coming months. Investor appetite for AI continues to grow and tech grandees such as Bill Gates have described the tech as being “as revolutionary as mobile phones and the internet.” Advertisement Critics have warned that many companies racing to get ahead in the generative AI space have been doing so despite serious issues the technology poses around misinformation, its potential for misuse, and the unforeseen consequences of bias. Former Apple employees told The Information that Siri’s responses are typically reviewed and edited by humans to avoid the kind of mistakes other AI bots have been shown to make, making its approach to AI a slower and more cautious one than rivals. Apple did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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Microsoft makes DALL-E 2 powered Designer tool available for more users; here’s how it can up your social media game

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Microsoft today announced the public preview of its AI-powered design tool called Microsoft Designer. It comes with an expanded set of features. This move is aimed at making Designer more accessible to users, and to help them create visuals, social media posts, invitations, and more using generative AI technology like Dall-E. Microsoft Designer was initially announced in October 2022. The platform uses AI to create designs based on user input, and allows users to customise them with various design elements, fonts, and colours. The expanded set of features being added to the Designer preview includes ability to generate written social media- popular captions and hashtags. It can now also create AI-powered animated visuals, complete with backgrounds and text transitions. “Microsoft Designer is powered by AI technology, including DALL·E 2 by OpenAI, which means you’re able to instantly generate a variety of designs with minimal effort. Our cutting-edge AI supercharges your ideas,” the company wrote in a blog post. With Microsoft Designer, you can build cards or social media posts from scratch without going through hundred of templates. “For example, with ‘start from scratch’ within Designer, you can simply describe an image you want to see, and the app does the work for you to create something totally unique.” ALSO READ l UK blocks Microsoft’s Activision deal over competition fears In a separate news, Microsoft has announced Phone Link for iOS to all Windows users. The feature allows iPhone users to make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages via iMessage, access their contacts, and view their phone notifications directly on their Windows PC. It will also users to stay connected with their friends and family using their Windows PC. Microsoft Phone Link for iOS on Windows 11 is rolling out globally in 39 languages across 85 markets.

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Man talks with a robot dog using ChatGPT. Watch

Published on 2023-04-28 13:18:17+05:30 by google

ChatGPT has been making headlines since its release. Be it generating business ideas or writing recommendation letters or simply creating an AI-powered clock that displays poems, people have been testing the power of this AI chatbot in different ways. One such experiment was conducted by machine learning engineer Santiago who used it to have a conversation with a robot dog. He also recorded his interaction and shared the video on Twitter. The image is taken from the video that shows a man talking to robot dog Spot using ChatGPT.(Twitter/@svpino) “We integrated ChatGPT with our robots. We had a ton of fun building this!” he tweeted. He added more about the experiment in the thread. “These robots run automated missions every day. Each mission uses miles-long, hard-to-understand configuration files. Only technical people can handle them. At the end of each mission, the robots capture a ton of data. There’s no simple way to query all of it on demand,” he added. “That’s where ChatGPT comes in. We show it the configuration files and the mission results. We then ask questions using that context. Put that together with a voice-enabled interface, and we have an awesome way to query our data!” he explained. He further tweeted, “We can now ask the robots about past and future missions and get an answer in real-time. ChatGPT interprets the question, parses the files, and formulates the answer.” The video opens to show Santiago explaining what he is going to do. He then adds how they used ChatGPT so that the robot dog called Spot could answer certain questions. He, along with another researcher, also demonstrates the ability of the robot. Take a look at the Twitter video: The video was posted on April 25. Since being shared, the video has gone viral. Till now, the clip has accumulated close to 1.1 million views and the numbers are only increasing. Additionally, the share has gathered tons of likes and comments. While some exxpressed their amazement, a few said that it shows a “scary” future. Here’s how Twitter users reacted: “This is so cool,” posted a Twitter user. “Wow. Amazing,” shared another. “Wild times we live in. Truly incredible,” commented a third. “I appreciate your research and work, but I just don’t think we should be connecting bots to GPT at this juncture…even in this limited context,” expressed a fourth. “Future looks scary,” wrote a fifth.

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Microsoft reveals end date for Windows 10, says updates are stopping now

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By Ankita Garg: Microsoft has announced in a blog post that it will no longer release major software updates to Windows 10 because it has reached the end of its services. The tech giant asserted that Windows 10 22H2 will remain the final version of the operating system. In addition to this, the company also confirmed that all versions of Windows 10 will continue to receive monthly security updates for a few more years, but this will end on October 14, 2025. advertisement “As documented on the Windows 10 Enterprise and Education and Windows 10 Home and Pro lifecycle pages, Windows 10 will reach end of support on October 14, 2025. The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date,” the company said in a blog post. Following this, Microsoft is encouraging users to transition to Windows 11 now as there won’t be any additional Windows 10 feature updates. It is worth pointing out that Windows 11 has been out in the market for more than a year and a half. Windows 11 is free to upgrade for genuine Windows 10 users. But if you are using, say, Windows 7 or previous versions, you may need to buy Windows 11. However, there are several workarounds on the internet on how to get Windows 10 for free, which means Windows 11 will also be free once you get Windows 10. Those buying new PCs from brands such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Samsung will get Windows 11 pre-loaded. The most important requirement for Windows 11 compatibility is TPM 2.0, which is a security standard that Microsoft needs to be enabled on your CPU. Some old CPUs support this but it is usually disabled by default. Brands such as Asus and Acer began rolling out BIOS updates to enable TPM 2.0 on eligible CPUs recently, so it is possible that your PC will support Windows 11 if the CPU is not too old. People who have a PC with Windows 10 version can simply go to the settings section to check if their device has received the latest version. Do keep in mind if your PC or laptop is not compatible with Windows 11, if your device won’t get the update. So, you will have to buy a new computer to use the latest version of Windows. Users don’t need to panic because they still have two more years to use the older version of Windows and to buy a new computer.

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Hugging Face Releases Free ChatGPT Clone: HuggingChat

Published on 2023-04-27 09:17:00+00:00 by google

Hugging Face, the machine learning community and AI tools platform, announced the release of HuggingChat, an open source ChatGPT clone that anyone can use or download for themselves. Hugging Face Hugging Face is a company and an AI community. It provides access to free open source tools for developing machine learning and AI apps. One of Hugging Face’s recently completed projects is a 176 billion parameter large language model called Bloom, which is available to anyone who agrees to abide by their Responsible AI license. There is access to open source models in various categories such as multimodal, vision, audio, natural language processing, and reinforcement learning. Hugging Face also hosts open source datasets and libraries and serves as a way for teams to collaborate, including a repository, similar to GitHub. Many of the services are available for free, pro and enterprise levels. HuggingChat The HuggingChat ChatGPT clone is based on the Open Assistant Conversational AI Model. Open Assistant itself is a project of the non-profit Large-scale Artificial Intelligence Open Network (LAION). LAION is a global non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to cutting edge technology as open source. They write: “OUR BELIEF We believe that machine learning research and its applications have the potential to have huge positive impacts on our world and therefore should be democratized. OUR PRINCIPAL GOALS Releasing open datasets, code and machine learning models. We want to teach the basics of large-scale ML research and data management. By making models, datasets and code reusable without the need to train from scratch all the time, we want to promote an efficient use of energy and computing resources to face the challenges of climate change.” The GitHub page for the Open Assistant chat model says: “Open Assistant is a project meant to give everyone access to a great chat based large language model. We believe that by doing this we will create a revolution in innovation in language. In the same way that stable-diffusion helped the world make art and images in new ways we hope Open Assistant can help improve the world by improving language itself.” HuggingChat Training Dataset HuggingChat was trained with the OpenAssistant Conversations Dataset (OASST1), which is very new, containing data that was collected up to April 12 2023. The research paper for the dataset dates from April 2023 (OpenAssistant Conversations – Democratizing Large Language Model Alignment – PDF). This model uses the same training methodology created by OpenAI that’s called reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF). RLHF is a technique for creating a high quality human annotated and quality rated dataset of questions and answers that can be used to train an AI to follow directions. With this release they achieved their goal to put the RLHF technique within reach of anyone who wants to train an AI. The research paper stated: “In an effort to democratize research on large-scale alignment, we release OpenAssistant Conversations, a human-generated, human-annotated assistant-style conversation corpus consisting of 161,443 messages distributed across 66,497 conversation trees, in 35 different languages, annotated with 461,292 quality ratings.” The dataset is the product of a worldwide crowdsourcing effort by over 13,000 volunteers. Crowdsourcing was a good way to generate a multilingual training data which contributed to a high quality dataset. However, according to the researchers, the crowdsourcing approach also introduced limitations in the quality of the dataset in the form of cultural and subjective biases of the individuals who created and rated the training data. They also warned that participants who were more engaged tended to contribute more, thus creating an uneven distribution of their values and biases. The researchers conclude that the dataset may not represent the diversity of viewpoints across all the contributors. For example, they sent out a survey to their Discord channel (in English only) asking their open source contributors questions related to their demographics (but not ethnicity). Setting aside the language bias, the results of the survey revealed that out of the 226 respondents, 201 were male, 10 were female, five identified as non-binary/other and 10 declined to answer. Nevertheless, although they don’t guarantee 100% that the dataset is free from harmful content, they still stand behind it because it was created with strict quality guidelines. The researchers write: “To ensure the quality of our dataset, we have established strict contributor guidelines that all users must follow. These guidelines are designed to prevent harmful content from being added to our dataset, and to encourage contributors to generate high-quality responses.” HuggingChat Is Available HuggingChat is open for users right now. Registration to create a login account is not necessary to use it. Don’t expect ChatGPT level of output, the service is not at that level yet. The app page lists it as version 0.0, which should give an idea of how mature it is at this point. Nevertheless it’s a remarkable achievement and first steps for the open source community and there is absolutely no charge to use it. Visit the HuggingChat webpage here: HuggingChat Webpage and User Interface

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iPadOS 17: Everything you need to know about the next big iPad update

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It’s not long now until Apple should be revealing the latest iteration of iPadOS to the world. Here’s all we know so far about potential release dates, new features and which models will be able to run the software. It’s everything you need to know about iPadOS 17. There’s no official date from Apple as yet, but it does have a pretty reliable history of releasing software versions around the same time each year, as you can see from the dates below. iPadOS 16: October 24, 2022 October 24, 2022 iPadOS 15: September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021 iPadOS 14: September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020 iPadOS 13: September 24, 2019 With the exception of the last version, which was thought to be delayed to add polish to some features, Apple always introduces a new iteration of iPadOS in the second half of September. We think this is the most likely time we’ll see iPadOS 17 unless Apple has now decided to schedule things separately from iOS 17 as it did with the 16 versions. Either way, it will be in the fall. In the run-up to the full release, Apple will also make available beta versions of the OS to those on the Apple Beta Software program. This includes several iterations, and we expect it to look something like this: June 5, 2023: iPadOS 17 is announced at WWDC, and the first developer beta is released. iPadOS 17 is announced at WWDC, and the first developer beta is released. July 2023: Apple releases the first public beta of iPadOS 17. Apple releases the first public beta of iPadOS 17. June to September 2023: A series of additional developer and public betas appear. A series of additional developer and public betas appear. September/October 2023: The final public version of iPadOS 17 is released. To see the history of every release so far, you can read our guide to all the iOS and iPadOS versions. iPadOS 17 compatibility: Which iPads will run iPadOS 17? Apple usually does an excellent job of keeping older iPads up to date in terms of the software versions they run. When iPadOS 16 arrived, only a couple of older iPads that were running iPadOS 15 couldn’t make the transition. We don’t know yet whether this will be the case in 2023, but it could be the last gasp for a few devices that are now pretty long in the tooth. The prime suspects for the cull are probably the iPad Pro 9.7-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation) whose A9X processors are getting on a bit now as they were first introduced way back in 2015. There’s also the iPad (5th generation) which runs on an even slower A9 processor. Just above those are the iPad Pro 10.5-inch, which sports an A10X, as does the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), and the iPad (6th generation) with its A10, but we hope they might slip through to iPadOS 17 this time around. That would leave the following on the compatibility list for iPadOS 17: iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen) iPad Pro 11 (3rd gen) iPad Pro 12.9 (4th gen) iPad Pro 11 (2nd gen) iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd gen) iPad Pro 11 (1st gen) iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd gen) iPad Pro 10.5 iPad (9th gen) iPad (8th gen) iPad (7th gen) iPad (6th gen) iPad mini (6th gen) iPad mini (5th gen) iPad Air (4th gen) iPad Air (3rd gen) What new features will we see in iPadOS 17? There’s been a definite lack of substantial rumors when it comes to iPadOS 17. This could suggest that Apple intends to make it a performance-boosting iteration rather than rolling out too many new features or that most of the new features will also be available for iOS. However, there are a few things that we do expect to find when we launch the new software on our iPads for the first time. Third-party app stores The EU has been getting up in Apple’s grill for a little while now. We’ve all heard about the iPhone’s switch from Lighting ports to USB-C that seems imminent, after the political bloc created laws to make it obligatory to use the standard in its region. We’ve even seen leaked photos that purport to show an iPhone 15 bearing a USB-C port for the first time. But there’s also another set of laws in place, called the Digital Markets Act, which impels Apple to open up its devices to third-party app stores. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has reported on the story, saying it’s likely we’ll see Apple introducing third-party app stores and the ability to sideload apps in iPadOS 17. These capabilities have been available on Android for years, but it would be a huge change to the “walled garden” approach Apple has adopted since the introduction of the first iPhone. Whether Apple users will want to take advantage of these new marketplaces remains doubtful, but at least they will now have the choice. Ot at least they will in some countries—it’s likely that sideloading will only be available for iPhone users in Europe. Custom Lock Screens When iOS 16 dropped, it came with a revamped Lock Screen on which you could use widgets, dynamic images, and new fonts and colors to make the device feel far more customizable than ever. Sadly, the same capabilities didn’t make their way into iPadOS 16, but rumors report that the new Lock Screen customization is coming to tablets in iPadOS 17. For a rundown of what this feature can do on iPhone, take a look at our guide to customizing your Lock Screen in iOS 16. Third-party browsers free from WebKit Another potential spillover from the EU’s Digital Markets Act is allowing third-party browsers such as Chrome and Firefox to use their own engines, rather than the Apple WebKit variant that the company currently demands. This would see the other browsers behave more like their web-based versions, instantly beefing up their capabilities. We’d like to see this as it would also provoke Apple to up its game with Safari. New Control Center We’ve seen a few rumors that iOS 17 could come with an updated version of Control Center. As is often the case, this suggests we could see a similar venture on iPadOS 17. There are no solid details on what the revamp would do, but we’d be very happy to see this underdeveloped part of the system be given some love. That’s all we’ve found so far, but obviously, we’ll keep updating this article as new information comes to light, so be sure to check back. In the meantime, take a look at our iPad buying guide to see if you can get a good deal on a new iPad that will be the home for iPadOS 17 when it arrives.

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Google Meet Now Supports Full HD Video Calls But There’s A Catch

Published on 2023-04-27 15:52:00+05:30 by google

GOOGLE Meet is one of the favoured video communication platforms for education, work and personal calls. To ensure users get the most out of it, Google announced that Meet would now support 1080p video calls for select paid subscribers. The functionality will be available on the web with compatible hardware and bandwidth. According to Google, the new feature is turned off by default. If a user meets the standard requirements, a prompt to switch to 1080p mode will appear on the screen. A user can also switch to the 1080p mode from the settings. Further, in case the required bandwidth is not adequately supplied, the resolution will be compromised to a lower version. Also Read: Google Meet Introduces 360-Degree Video Backgrounds For Smartphone App Eligibility As per the blog, the feature is gradually rolling out and will be “Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Education Plus, Enterprise Essentials and Frontline customers,” soon. Plus, it will be available to “Google One subscribers with 2TB or more storage space with eligible devices,” the search giant adds. At the moment the service is unavailable on “Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Nonprofits, and G Suite Basic and Business customers,” and personal accounts. Step to change resolution Step 1: Open Google Meet on a supported device Step 2: Sign in with an eligible account Step 3: Click on “Settings,” and then click on “Video” Step 4: Adjust the resolution depending on your needs Step 5: Click on “Done” To utilise this feature, we recommend using a stable internet connection to ensure you get consistent full HD output. Further, Google, in Meet Help, states everyone can receive 1080p output. But only selected editions(stated above) can send 1080p calls. Meanwhile, Zoom and Microsoft Teams have had support for Full HD video calls for a while now. Google Meet has joined the league with this functionality. These video platforms witnessed a rise in popularity after the pandemic-induced restrictions moved business and education work to Internet platforms.

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WhatsApp’s ‘reply with message’ feature rolls out for Android beta testers

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How is this feature helpful WhatsApp has introduced a new accessibility feature for its Android users. The feature, dubbed, reply with message , has reportedly started rolling out for certain beta testers on Android. The feature has been integrated within the call notifications, allowing users to decline a call with a message.According to a report by WABetaInfo, the feature will allow users to decline an incoming call and send a text to the caller simultaneously. This means, WhatsApp users will no longer have to simply decline a call and message the caller as to why they had to cut the call. Now, users will see a new ‘reply’ button on incoming call notifications, appearing alongside the two existing buttons–‘decline’ and ‘answer’.The update carries the version has is rolling out through the Google Play Beta Program for select beta testers and will be rolled to even more users over the coming weeks, the report added.As per the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, the reply button will appear at the time of incoming call. Any time a call notification appears on WhatsApp, users will see a reply button. If they choose to tap on the ‘reply’ button, the incoming call will be rejected, and a message box will appear which will allow users to send a prompt reply to the caller. An explanation or reason can be shared by the user for not answering the call.With this feature users can easily communicate with callers without answering the call. The feature comes handy in situations where the user may not answer the call. In such situations users can still acknowledge the call and let the caller know they will respond as soon as possible.

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OnePlus Nord 3 launch just around the corner, spotted on TKDN

Published on 2023-04-28 13:16:31+00:00 by google

The highly anticipated OnePlus Nord 3 has been making rounds online after being spotted on various leaks and rumors. Now, the latest report has found the upcoming mid range smartphone listed on a certification database, which hints at its imminent launch. OnePlus Nord 3’s TKDN sighting hints at its near launch Just earlier this month, the Chinese smartphone maker’s Nord 3 model was spotted on multiple certification platforms like NBTC and TDRA. The latest sighting now arrives from TKDN, which lists the device with the CPH2493 model number. Looking at this listing, the OnePlus Nord 3 will arrive with support for various 5G bands like n1, n3, n5, n48, and n40. Unfortunately, the brand has yet to officially unveil this device, but we do have past rumors do hint at some of its supposed specification. The Nord 3 is expected to be a rebranded version of the OnePlus Ace 2V, which was announced in China just last month. In other words, the Nord 3 will also sport a tall 6.74 inch AMOLED display that features Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Ace 2V is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC that is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. A large 5,000mAh battery pack powers the smartphone, which supports 80W fast charging. On the rear, the Nord 3 is also expected to feature a 64 megapixel triple camera setup, which consists of an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle lens, and a 2 megapixel macro sensor. Meanwhile, the front will likely house a 16 megapixel selfie shooter. The device will run on Android 13 OS based OxygenOS 13.1. RELATED: (Via)

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Acer Swift Go with 13th Gen Intel CPUs Launched in India

Published on 2023-04-28 05:12:24+00:00 by google

Acer recently launched its AMD-powered Swift Go 14 in India. Now, the company has refreshed its lineup with a new variant that comes with the latest 13th Gen Intel processor. Check out the specs, features, and pricing below. Acer Swift Go: Specs and Features The Acer Swift Go features up to a 14-inch 2.8K OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The display is TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe-certified to reduce eyestrain and improve color accuracy. The screen supports a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 400 nits of peak brightness. The Swift Go is a premium thin-and-light device boasting an aluminum construction with diamond-cut edges. It’s 14.9mm thin and weighs in at only 1.25 kg. The laptop can pack Intel’s latest 13th Gen Core H Series processors. The CPUs come with up to 14 cores and 45W TDP (Thermal Design Power). This is paired with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Acer has implemented a TwinAir cooling system, which is claimed to improve thermal performance by up to 80%. The laptop also features thoughtfully designed hinges that lift the chassis for better airflow. In terms of ports and connectivity, the Swift Go offers 2 USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4/USB 4) ports, HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth version 5.2, and a MicroSD slot. The laptop also houses a 1440p QHD webcam with Acer’s signature TNR (Temporal Noise Reduction) technology for better image quality in low-light conditions and PurifiedVoice with AI Noise Reduction for better voice quality. The laptop also offers support for fast charging with a 65Wh battery. A quick 30-minute charge will give users up to 4 hours of battery life. It runs Windows 11 Home. Pricing and Availability The Swift Go has a starting price of Rs 79,990 and will be available at all Acer Exclusive Stores, Acer E-store, Croma, Vijay Sales, and Amazon.

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MSI Unveils MSI Creator Awards 2023: Where Technology Meets Creativity on a Global Scale

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MSI, the innovative computing manufacturer in gaming, creator, and business laptops has unveiled the highly anticipated MSI Creator Awards 2023, featuring three distinct categories: Graphic Design, 2D/3D Animation and Film. The MSI Creator Awards provide a splendid platform for all the budding talents to showcase their skills and gain recognition on a global stage. Over the years, India has emerged as one of the top regions for the MSI Creator Awards, with a large number of applicants and an exceptionally creative pool of talent. Indian youth have consistently showcased their unique and innovative ideas, and have been among the finalists in this event, underscoring the fact that they are among the most creative talents globally. The core value of this year’s MSI Creator Awards is ‘Imagination Makes Creators’, wherein it unites the worlds of technology and aesthetics, equipping creators with reliable and robust products with the latest technology in MSI Laptops. These Awards not only provide young talents with an opportunity to showcase their skills, but also enables them to network with industry professionals, gain exposure in their respective fields, and pave the way for a successful career. Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Green Lin, Regional Marketing Manager, MSI, said, ”We are thrilled to announce the MSI Creator Awards 2023 for all the content creators out there. With this, we aim to celebrate and promote young talents, providing them with a platform to showcase their skills and gain recognition globally. This year’s awards are expected to be bigger and better as popular creators & talented individuals from around the world are expected to participate.” The competition’s top performers in each category will receive a range of impressive prizes, including a cash prize of $4000 USD (INR 3,28,150), a state-of-the-art MSI laptop designed specifically for content creation, and a luxurious all-inclusive trip to Adobe MAX worth over $5,000 (INR 4,10,162). In addition to this, winners will benefit from unparalleled exposure via MSI’s Adobe MAX booth, MSI’s website, social media channels, and even have the opportunity to work on future projects with MSI. The MSI Creator Awards is a must-attend event for anyone looking to discover the world’s next big talents, and we invite all young and talented individuals to participate in this exciting event. Ankit Bhatia, one of the leading photographers in India, will also be part of the jury panel. The competition is open to all creators worldwide and submissions will be accepted till July 20th, 2023. The winners are to be announced in August 2023. Join the MSI Creator Awards and let your imagination soar! About MSI MSI is a world leader in gaming, content creation and AIoT solutions. Bolstered by its cutting-edge R&D capabilities and customer-driven innovation, MSI has a wide-ranging global presence spanning over 120 countries. Its comprehensive lineup of laptops, graphics cards, monitors, motherboards, desktops, peripherals, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances, and vehicle infotainment and telematics systems are globally acclaimed. Committed to advancing user experiences through the finest product quality, intuitive user interface and design aesthetics, MSI is a leading brand that shapes the future of technology. For more product information, please go to https://www.msi.com. *All rights of the technical, pictures, text and other content published in this press release are reserved. Contents are subject to changes without prior notice. (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Apple Mass Producing USB-C EarPods For Upcoming iPhone 15 Series: Report

Published on 2023-04-28 19:11:00+05:30 by google

APPLE, a California-based technology company that is preparing to launch the next generation flagship iPhone 15 series later this year, is reportedly working on USB-C port Apple accessories such as the EarPods. According to a tweet by ShrimpApplePro, Apple has already begun working on USB-C port earpods. After the European Union passed new regulations mandating universal charging as a standard, all gadget manufacturers will be required to include a USB type C port in the offered devices. The effective date also suggests that Apple may introduce the iPhone 15 series with a USB-C port killing the lightning port. “Theoretically the same way MFI Lightning works, just now is USB-C. We rarely see it cuz Lightning has been here for a while and it has been bypassed. Also, USB-C MFI cables and Earpods are in mass production for a while is the best proof that it’s happening,” he further added to the tweet. READ: iPhone 15 Pro Expected To House Type-C Port, Curved Frame | Check All Leaked Features Here Apple EarPods are the wired alternative which is also known as earphones and would be offered with a type-C port. Till now the users either had to use it with a lightning connector. However, the product has become less popular even after the company introduced a variety of AirPods. However, the leads are making sense as recently Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also hinted that the Apple AirPods charging case, Magic Keyboard/Trackpad/Mouse trio could migrate towards the USB-C port. Meanwhile, due to production issues, the company that will launch the iPhone 15 series, including the iPhone 15 Pro and other models, may abandon the idea of including haptic buttons with the smartphone and instead opt for traditional volume buttons. Apple is said to be bringing back volume controls as well as a new mute button.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 production to double that of the Z Flip4

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Samsung is gearing up to launch its next generation of foldables in late July which leaves us with a full two months of rumors and speculations to go ahead. The latest prediction comes from Ross Young who shared some early estimations on the Z Flip5’s production numbers – claiming they will be double that of the Z Flip4 from last year. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 render Last year’s Galaxy Z Flip4 was more sought after than its predecessor but we’ll have to wait and see if the momentum holds up for the Z Flip5. The upcoming clamshell foldable from Samsung is expected to offer a larger cover screen, improved hinge mechanism with a less prominent screen crease, new camera sensors and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for Galaxy. Source (tweet)

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Nokia XR21 5G rugged phone’s full specifications leaked

Published on 2023-04-28 01:23:00+00:00 by google

In a recent report, Winfuture.de leaked press renders of an upcoming Nokia XR-series rugged phone. Since the name of the phone was not known, the publication speculated that it could be called the Nokia XR30, a successor to the Nokia XR20, which debuted in 2021. In a new report, the publication has leaked all the key information on the specifications of the device. It also revealed that the device will be called the Nokia XR21 5G when it arrives on the market. Nokia XR21 5G specifications (rumored) Nokia XR21 5G According to the report, the Nokia XR21 5G will arrive with a 6.49-inch IPS LCD panel that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The screen will be shielded by a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus. The XR21’s display punch-hole will house a 16-megapixel selfie camera. On the back, it will feature a 64-megapixel OmniVision main camera with an f/1.79 aperture and an 8-megapixel sensor with zoom optics, which will offer up to 8x digital zoom. The device will be capable of shooting 1080p videos. Nokia XR21 5G The Snapdragon 695 will power the Nokia XR21 5G. It will ship with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. It will pack a 4,800mAh battery that will support 33W fast charging via the USB-C port. On the connectivity front, it will offer options like dual nano-SIM slots, eSIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It will feature a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The Nokia XR21 5G will have an IP68-rated chassis that will weigh around 235 grams. It will run on the Android 12 OS, and it will receive OS upgrades until May 2026. The device will also receive security updates until 2027. RELATED: (source)

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iOS 16.5 Beta 3: A Look at Your iPhone’s Potential New Features

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Apple released the third beta version of iOS 16.5 on Thursday. The update, rolling out to Public Beta users as well as developers, brings more improvements to the OS, along with a sports feature. The tech giant released the second beta version of iOS 16.5 less than a week after it pushed out an important security update with iOS 16.4.1 on April 7. Both iOS 16.5 beta versions brought smaller, more incremental changes to beta testers’ iPhones. Based off what I’ve seen in these betas, iOS 16.5 will probably bring small tweaks to iPhone features compared to the host of changes that hit iPhones with iOS 16.4. New iOS features can be fun, but we recommend downloading a beta only on a device other than your primary phone, just in case the new software causes problems. Apple also provides beta testers with an app called Feedback, which they can use to notify the company about any issues in the new software. That way, problems can be addressed before general release. Here are the new features beta testers can try now with iOS 16.5 beta 3. Apple News gets a Sports tab The Apple News app launched in 2015, and the first iOS 16.5 beta brought a Sports tab to the app for the first time. The tab can be found in the toolbar across the bottom of your screen when you open the app. Before, the toolbar displayed tabs for Today, News Plus, Audio, Following and Search. The iOS 16.5 beta 1 got rid of the Search tab to make room for the Sports tab. Ask Siri to start a screen recording With iOS 16.5 beta 1, you could ask Siri to start a screen recording for you. Prior to that beta, you had to go to add the screen recording tool to your Control Center, then turn on the tool manually. Now asking Siri could save you time, since you won’t have to edit out the beginning and end of your videos where you turn the recording on and off. There’s no word on when iOS 16.5 will be released to the general public. There’s also no guarantee these beta features will be released with iOS 16.5, or that these will be the only features to come out with the update. For more, check out the important security fixes in iOS 16.4.1, what you may have missed with iOS 16.4 and how to become an Apple beta tester so you can try out new iOS features before others.

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Tinder Brings Video Verification To Take On Fake Profiles; Here’s How To Verify Your Profile Using Video Selfies

Published on 2023-04-27 13:41:00+05:30 by google

TINDER, a renowned online dating and geosocial networking platform based in the United States that is always working on security features has now made it essential for users to upload a selfie video to authenticate the person’s legitimacy. This implies Tinder would verify whether or not the person in the selfie video and images is the same. The business also stated that users could request that their matches do the same before chatting. With this move, the company aims to improve the Photo Verification process. By accessing the message settings, Photo Verified members can also decide to only receive messages from other Photo Verified members. The ability to choose ‘Photo Verified Members’ alone in Message Settings will start to roll out in the coming months, the firm said. Video selfies in Photo Verification are now internationally accessible and available, the company added. READ: Want To Get Right-Swiped? Check These Top 4 Dating Apps In India “Photo verification is one of the most important safety features for Tinder daters.” The feature adds another method for members to assess the validity of their match. “Being Photo Verified gives our 18-25-year-old members a 10% higher chance of matching,” Rory Kozoll, Tinder’s SVP of Product Integrity, said in a statement. Here’s how you can verify your Tinder account using the new Video selfie Photo Verification process: 1. Open the application and go to the Explore icon 2. Click on the Photo Verified module and then select Try Now 3. Follow the process as asked by the application 4. Take a video and submit it. 5. Now swipe with a verified profile Additionally, according to the dating app, about 40% of all users have obtained the blue Photo Verified checkmark. Early experiments revealed that the introduction of a video selfie increased the likelihood of men completing the Photo Verification process. As a result, Tinder has made the decision to ask every new user to undergo the Photo Verification process when creating a profile.

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