Today’s Tech News #15
Jio to Launch Apartment Security Service Called Jio Gate:
Reliance Jio is getting into Apartment security management with the launch of Jio Gate. This security management service popped up on Apple’s App Store and also on the Google Play Store. With this launch, Reliance Jio will get into a competiton field of established players like MyGate, Apartment Adda, and SmartGuard.
According to the official Apple App Store and Google Play store, the Jio Gate app aims to simplify the various gated community functions like visitor management, entry and exit of daily staff, delivery persons, and cabs etc.
Amazon Found Selling Unlicensed Cell Signal Boosters:
The Retail giant Amazon are selling unlicensed mobile phone signal boosters. The Signal boosters can disrupt entire networks. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started tightly regulating signal boosters five years ago. As the devices, if poorly manufactured, can knock out service for everyone who happen to be close by.
Amazon has been found selling signal boosters without US FCC licenses like Phonelex, MingColl, Subroad and some of them marked as Amazon’s Choice.
The devices are not only unlikely to pass the registration process, but also having service disruptions — more than one buyer has received complaints from carriers after their boosters interfered with cell towers.
Huawei Denies US Allegations of Technology Theft:
On Tuesday, the Chinese telecom giant Huawei denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it has stole technology of Portuguese inventor.
The US Department of Justice is looking into this matter that the latest controversy of Portuguese inventor Rui Pedro Oliveira who claims that Huawei met him and then essentially theft one of his designs for making the Huawei EnVizion 360 panoramic camera.
Facebook Plans to Hide ‘Like’ Counts:
Now Facebook says it may remove Like counts options. And will soon start hiding its Like counter options from News Feed or timeline posts. This step is to protect users’ from jealousy. And also prevents users from discouraging themselves from self-censorship. As, Instagram is already testing this process in 7 countries like Canada, Brazil etc.
Here, a post’s audience can just see a few names of mutual friends who are liking it. Instead of the total number of likes. This step of Facebook is to prevent users from comparing themselves to others. And also prevents them from possibly feeling incomplete. If their posts are not getting as many Likes. This idea might stop users from deleting posts. As, they think their posts are not getting enough likes. For more about it click here.
KYC Update: Paytm, PhonePe, Amazon Pay Have Until February 2020 to Update KYC
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extending the last date for mobile wallets to become full KYC compliant. As reported, peoples who are using PhonePe, Paytm, Amazon Pay or any other such kind of wallets will not have any trouble doing their transactions till 29th of February 2020. Ealier this deadline was on 31st of August.
The meaning of becoming full KYC is that the users will have to have a physical verification.
Google Play Store Spotted With UPI Payments Option in India:
According to a media report, Now Google Play Store “v16.3.37” has also added Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a payment option for its users in India.
The Google Play Store in India currently supporting credit cards, debit cards, net banking and carrier billing via Airtel and Vodafone, Google Play Gift Cards and Google Play Balance. And now a new version 16.3.37 of Google Play have also added a UPI payments option.
YouTube going to invest in Learning Content Across Indian Languages:
A top YouTube company executive said that recently YouTube has introduced “Learning Playlists” for increasing the growth of learning content in India.
YouTube has also provided learning fund to eight Indian creators to develop high-quality content during its “EduCon” summit held here on Sunday.
Android 10 Release Date Will Be Tuesday, Canadian Telco Rogers Corroborates
Canadian mobile operator Rogers has revealed that Android 10 will come on 3rd of September for Google Pixel range of devices. As always, Pixels will be the first in line to get it.
This also includes all pixels devices like original Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
Mi A3 Goes on Open Sale in India via Amazon.in, Mi.com:
Mi A3 carring a price tag of Rs. 12,999/- is now available in an open sale in India. The A3 phone was launched in India a few weeks ago and sold in the country on a flash sale basis since then. But now the company has announced that the phone will always available on Mi.com, Mi Home Stores, and Amazon India.
The key features of this phone is having of triple rear cameras, 48-MP main sensor, a Super AMOLED display, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 32-megapixel front camera and many more. For more about it please Click Here.
Nokia 8.1 Cut its Price in India, 4GB RAM Variant Now Available at Rs. 15,999:
The phone was launched in India last year with a starting price of Rs. 26,999. But Nokia 8.1 is now available at Rs. 15,999 for its 4GB+64GB variants on Nokia’s online store in India and Flipkart.
The HMD Global had earlier dropped the prices for its both 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants of the Nokia 8.1 in India in June of this year. For more about it please Click Here.
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Launched:
On Tuesday, finally Samsung has launched its Galaxy A90 5G smartphone. This phone supporting DeX in the lineup. Samsung DeX allows users to connect their phone to a PC monitor or TV to expand the phone’s experience to a bigger screen. According to the report, there doesn’t seem to have a 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy A90.
According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G will carry a starting price of KRW 900,000 (roughly around Rs. 53,100). This smartphone is the company’s third 5G phone in South Korea after Samsung Galaxy S10 ₹ 60,000, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
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