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WhatsApp might soon bring a vacation mode that will auto-archive personal and group chats
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WhatsApp might soon bring a vacation mode that will auto-archive personal and group chats

When a user enables the mode, the archived chats will move to the top of the chat section.

Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead
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Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead

The malware reportedly generated over two billion fraudulent bid requests, infected more than 65,000 unwitting devices, and spoofed more than 5,000 apps in just a week.

Facebook Gaming iOS app launched but without the instant gaming feature to meet App Store guidelines
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Facebook Gaming iOS app launched but without the instant gaming feature to meet App Store guidelines

In a series of tweets, Facebook has slammed Apple's restrictive policies for gaming apps.

Twitter confirms the ability to limit replies on tweets on iOS is not available yet, mistakenly listed in last update
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Twitter confirms the ability to limit replies on tweets on iOS is not available yet, mistakenly listed in last update

Twitter says the misconception of the feature rolling out arose from "some accidentally pushed release notes."

Facebook Messenger introduces new 'App lock' settings for better privacy controls
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Facebook Messenger introduces new 'App lock' settings for better privacy controls

A new 'Privacy' settings section has been added to the app that will help users get a better Messenger experience.

Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report
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Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report

Kaspersky has advised users to download apps only from the official app stores to steer clear of such fraudulent schemes.

Amazon bans, then un-bans TikTok app from its employee mobile devices, calls it a mistake
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Amazon bans, then un-bans TikTok app from its employee mobile devices, calls it a mistake

The Chinese ownership of TikTok, one of the fastest-growing digital platforms, has come under heavy scrutiny on issues like the handling of user data.

Google Photos gets a 'mute toggle' that will let you easily switch off video volume
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Google Photos gets a 'mute toggle' that will let you easily switch off video volume

Google Photos will reportedly not be backing up pictures from these popular apps like Facebook, Instagram, Helo, Twitter WhatsApp and so on.

PayNearby partners with IndusInd Bank for contactless payments; expands hyperlocal direct to consumer business
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PayNearby partners with IndusInd Bank for contactless payments; expands hyperlocal direct to consumer business

PayNearby, a fintech startup has now expanded its hyper local discovery and purchase application ‘BuyNearby’ for pan-India operations with IndusInd Bank

Instagram to reportedly revamp Boomerang, roll out Layout for Stories, more
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Instagram to reportedly revamp Boomerang, roll out Layout for Stories, more

Instagram is working on new camera mode icons, improved Boomerang, and a new layout for Stories.

Game of Thrones: AI algorithm predicts who will finally sit on the Iron Throne
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Game of Thrones: AI algorithm predicts who will finally sit on the Iron Throne

The AI predict that Daenerys Targaryen has 99 percent chance of surviving the world of Game of Thrones.

Viber's new feature lets you buy local numbers to receive calls for $4.99 per month
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Viber's new feature lets you buy local numbers to receive calls for $4.99 per month

The subscription service is currently only available in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Snap finally releases a new and faster version of Snapchat for Android users
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Snap finally releases a new and faster version of Snapchat for Android users

The Android app for Snapchat will apparently get updates and features at the same pace as the iOS app.

Chef Ranveer Brar on his newly launched food app, culinary journey and importance of a balanced diet
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Chef Ranveer Brar on his newly launched food app, culinary journey and importance of a balanced diet

Chef Ranveer Brar speaks to Firstpost about the conceptualisation and future of his latest food app, his style of cooking and word of advice to the emerging culinary explorers.

Google Lookout is an app that recognises objects for the visually impaired
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Google Lookout is an app that recognises objects for the visually impaired

The app is currently available only for Pixel phone users in the US.

WhatsApp for Android may soon get sticker, emoji tabs in the doodle feature
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WhatsApp for Android may soon get sticker, emoji tabs in the doodle feature

The doodle update being tested on the Android beta version has already been rolled out to iOS.

Facebook is testing a meme hub called 'LOL' in an attempt to woo teens
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Facebook is testing a meme hub called 'LOL' in an attempt to woo teens

Facebook is yet to decide if LOL will become a stand-alone app or be available in the main app.

Instagram is reportedly testing a new card-based UI for Android and iOS
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Instagram is reportedly testing a new card-based UI for Android and iOS

The card-structure seems to bring the app in sync with the gesture-based UI in Android Pie and iOS 12.

Google rebrands, redesigns Files Go, its memory-decluttering app for smartphones
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Google rebrands, redesigns Files Go, its memory-decluttering app for smartphones

Files Go assists users to find files faster, share them with others even without an internet connection.

Facebook spotted to be testing a gender inclusive category on its dating app
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Facebook spotted to be testing a gender inclusive category on its dating app

Facebook Dating is said to be available within the company's mobile app, but not on the desktop as of now.