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Apple iOS 13 to roll out today: Dark Mode, smarter Siri, and everything else that's new
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Apple iOS 13 to roll out today: Dark Mode, smarter Siri, and everything else that's new

Several apps have been rebuilt from the ground up and several features heavily redesigned.

Google rolls out new Truecaller-like spam protection feature on Android Messages
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Google rolls out new Truecaller-like spam protection feature on Android Messages

The feature is rolling out in phases, and will be available for all in a few days.

Is Google in the process of dropping the 'Android' branding entirely?
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Is Google in the process of dropping the 'Android' branding entirely?

Android Pay was recently renamed to Google Pay, Android Messages to Messages and Android Wear to Wear OS.

WhatsApp 'Delete for everyone' feature update may have rules that beat the purpose
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WhatsApp 'Delete for everyone' feature update may have rules that beat the purpose

You might no longer be able to delete a WhatsApp message without the permission of the receiver.

Facebook apologises for decorating Lombok earthquake posts with balloons, confetti
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Facebook apologises for decorating Lombok earthquake posts with balloons, confetti

Many people on the island have been using Facebook’s Safety Check feature — launched in 2014.

WhatsApp's building an India-based team to combat fake news circulation
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WhatsApp's building an India-based team to combat fake news circulation

The messaging app is under fire over abuse of its platform for circulation of fake news that has incited mob fury.

TRAI’s new regulation mandates subscribers' consent for commercial calls
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TRAI’s new regulation mandates subscribers' consent for commercial calls

The TRAI regulation mentioned "A major abuse of the current regulations will thus be stopped,".

Apple to fix bug which causes a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS and MacOS devices
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Apple to fix bug which causes a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS and MacOS devices

It is not confirmed yet but Apple is likely referring to the stable release of iOS 11.2.5, which is nearing the end of its beta testing stage.

TRAI directs telecos to ensure that only SEBI-registered brokers send investment SMS's
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TRAI directs telecos to ensure that only SEBI-registered brokers send investment SMS's

TRAI noted, that some unscrupulous persons or entities "masquerading" as SEBI-registered investment advisors are sending out investment advise.

WhatsApp claims to have over one billion daily users worldwide
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WhatsApp claims to have over one billion daily users worldwide

The monthly active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally.

Instagram is rolling out revamped ‘Direct’; combines it with disappearing messages
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Instagram is rolling out revamped ‘Direct’; combines it with disappearing messages

In this new update, the company has combined the disappearing Instagram stories sent directly to your contact in the same thread as the inbox conversations.

Apple iOS 10: Here are 10 great apps for Apple's updated Messages app
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Apple iOS 10: Here are 10 great apps for Apple's updated Messages app

What's the point of a store for Messages if you don't know what you can do? Here are 10 apps to get you started!

iOS 10 update: The best new features Apple has included in the Messages app
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iOS 10 update: The best new features Apple has included in the Messages app

The Messages app just got a significant update in iOS 10, one that lets users instantly dive into and experience richer conversations.

Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute blocked by Brazil court
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Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute blocked by Brazil court

A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked 19.5 million reais ($6.07 million) in Facebook Inc funds after the U.S-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said.

WWDC 2016: From macOS to Messages, the 10 biggest announcements from Apple
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WWDC 2016: From macOS to Messages, the 10 biggest announcements from Apple

Apple wrapped up their WWDC 2016 keynote last night with a whole host of interesting announcements. Here are 10 of the biggest announcements from the event.

What's 'group fun' again? Mother-son read out Grindr messages in hilarious video
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What's 'group fun' again? Mother-son read out Grindr messages in hilarious video

A 24 year old Irish guy, Riyadh K decided to film his mom while she read out a week's worth of messages from Grindr

Sweden hearts mosques: Citizens fight Islamophobia, send messages of support
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Sweden hearts mosques: Citizens fight Islamophobia, send messages of support

Boys read messages put up on an entrance to a mosque by neighbours pledging their support, in Uppsala.

Victim of the blue ticks: Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring messages
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Victim of the blue ticks: Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring messages

A Saudi man has divorced his wife after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite reading them.

After former prez email account hacked, Mexico calls for widening US spy probe
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After former prez email account hacked, Mexico calls for widening US spy probe

Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade called on the United States on Tuesday to widen an investigation into spying to include allegations that a US government agency hacked former President Felipe Calderon's public email account.

Now Google Glass will also read your messages out to you
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Now Google Glass will also read your messages out to you

The improvements in voice notification effectively expand the gamut of what users can do just by talking to Glass. You can now tell the device to answer calls and reply to messages, and also have it read messages out to you.