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YouTube to deduct tax from content creators outside the US starting June 2021
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YouTube to deduct tax from content creators outside the US starting June 2021

The tax will depend on a number of variables, like if the creator has submitted a valid tax form, and how much he/she earn from US viewers.

WhatsApp is reportedly working on password-protected, encrypted cloud backups
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WhatsApp is reportedly working on password-protected, encrypted cloud backups

The cloud backup encryption feature is expected to rollout for both iOS and Android users soon.

HMD Global to announce new G-series of Nokia smartphones, Nokia G10 to be the first
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HMD Global to announce new G-series of Nokia smartphones, Nokia G10 to be the first

Reportedly, HMD Global may also adopt a new naming scheme for the upcoming Nokia smartphones.

Instagram is reportedly developing Clubhouse-like audio rooms; plans to rollout end-to-end encryption
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Instagram is reportedly developing Clubhouse-like audio rooms; plans to rollout end-to-end encryption

Instagram will reportedly soon give users the option to choose if they want a conversation to be end-to-end encrypted.

Fortnite-maker Epic Games buys the developer of Fall Guys, a hit pandemic video game
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Fortnite-maker Epic Games buys the developer of Fall Guys, a hit pandemic video game

Epic Games has assured that the plans of bringing Fall Guys to Nintendo Switch and Xbox are still on as announced by Tonic earlier.

Google Duo is testing new Lyra codec to compress videos over poor connection
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Google Duo is testing new Lyra codec to compress videos over poor connection

The new audio codec is in the testing stage currently and will come in handy for the users who do not have access to high network connections.

YouTube.com can now be installed as Progressive Web App: All you need to know
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YouTube.com can now be installed as Progressive Web App: All you need to know

As per Google, PWAs are responsive as they fit any form factor, be it a desktop, mobile, or tablet.

Google Duo might stop working on uncertified Android smartphones soon
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Google Duo might stop working on uncertified Android smartphones soon

Any device that is not tested by Google and hence is not permitted to carry the name of Android is uncertified.

Microsoft Lists app that lets users categorise data in lists is now available for iOS users
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Microsoft Lists app that lets users categorise data in lists is now available for iOS users

There are various ready-made templates in the app that can be customised using sort option, filters and grouping them.

Microsoft Teams support for Internet Explorer 11 ends, Microsoft 365 apps support to end by mid August 2021
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Microsoft Teams support for Internet Explorer 11 ends, Microsoft 365 apps support to end by mid August 2021

Microsoft’s online services such as Office 365, OneDrive, and Outlook are also soon not going to work on Internet Explorer 11.

Diwali 2020: Facebook introduces avatars, challenges and other features for users in India
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Diwali 2020: Facebook introduces avatars, challenges and other features for users in India

To use this, users will have to create an Avatar, go to the ‘Create Post’ option and then click on ‘Background Colour’ and select the favourable theme.

Zoom releases a new Single Sign-On authentication feature to make online classes more secure
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Zoom releases a new Single Sign-On authentication feature to make online classes more secure

Every student asking to join a meeting will be properly identified using the name of the identity provider or IDP.

Facebook introduces Campus feature to help college students connect with each other
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Facebook introduces Campus feature to help college students connect with each other

The Campus-only News Feed will let students create study groups or plan virtual concerts.

Google's Phone app gets verified calls feature that will tell users why businesses are calling
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Google's Phone app gets verified calls feature that will tell users why businesses are calling

This feature will be exclusive to Google’s Phone app that comes preloaded on Pixel and Android One phones.

Twitter will now tell you why a topic is trending; the update is now live on iOS and Android
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Twitter will now tell you why a topic is trending; the update is now live on iOS and Android

Twitter is rolling out pinned tweets and short descriptions to help users understand why something is trending.

Google Duo will soon allow users to place video calls on Android TVs
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Google Duo will soon allow users to place video calls on Android TVs

In case your TV set does not come with an in-built camera, Duo will work by plugging in a USB camera.

Google Assistant can now record and send audio messages to your contacts
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Google Assistant can now record and send audio messages to your contacts

The feature is available currently for Google Assistant users in nations that speak English across the world.

New Oculus users will need to log in using Facebook account from October 2020
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New Oculus users will need to log in using Facebook account from October 2020

After January 2023, if someone refuses to merge their accounts, they will be able to use the device but miss out on 'full functionality'.

Google announces that Chrome apps will continue working on Mac, Windows and Linux till 2021
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Google announces that Chrome apps will continue working on Mac, Windows and Linux till 2021

In June 2022, the Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new as well as updated 'private and unlisted' Chrome apps.