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Apple rolls out beta 5G connectivity support for iPhones in India

Tech giant, Apple has reportedly confirmed the rollout of the update for its iPhones to support 5G connectivity in India, through its beta software platforms, under the iOS 16 Beta Software Program. It is expected that the full-scale rollout will begin in December, as per a company statement last

Kakao’s shares plunge 8% after service outage sparks antitrust probe

KakaoTalk, a leading messaging app in South Korea, reportedly saw its shares record a major decline after its services were disrupted last weekend, affecting over 53 million users globally. Recently, there was a fire at a major data center that was operated by SK Inc. The data center hosted serve

Samsung, Google, and Apple to roll out 5G support software in India

Major smartphone makers, Samsung, Apple, and Google, have reportedly stated that they will start rolling out software updates to deliver 5G support to their respective smartphone models across India. The move comes just a few days after local authorities in India urged the phone makers to ramp up th

Shoppable video app Flavrs closes $7M seed round, unveils beta version

California-based shoppable video application, Flavrs, has reportedly raised $7 million in a seed funding round and has officially launched its app’s beta version as well. As per reports, Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) led the round that also saw the participation of firstminute Capital, Progres

Irish watchdog fines Instagram €405M for violating teen users’ privacy

Social media giant Instagram’s parent company, Meta, has been reportedly fined €405 million (~$404 million) by the Irish data regulator for permitting teenagers to set up accounts on the app that displayed their email addresses and phone numbers. The Data Protection Commission (DPC), I

India retracts personal data bill, will present a new legislation

The government of India has reportedly withdrawn the Personal Data Protection Bill, which it had unveiled back in 2019, garnering immense scrutiny from tech giants and privacy advocates over fear that the bill could restrict their way of managing sensitive information while granting authorities more

UK teens and adults are turning to TikTok, Instagram for news: Ofcom

A survey by the UK’s Office of Communications, also known as Ofcom, has reportedly found that the social media platform TikTok is the fastest-growing news source for adults in the UK, with roughly 50% of them following content creators instead of conventional news houses for updates. As per

Google finally gets ready to compete with Apple’s close-knit ecosystem

Google, the renowned American technology giant, has reportedly started to compete with smartphone sector major, Apple's close-knit ecosystem. Last week at Google's I/O developer conference, the firm unveiled a slew of premium products, including the long-rumored Pixel Watch, Google Pixel 7,

New UK Gov app to stop fake profiles from duping officials, businesses

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, UK, reportedly launched a new app, called Think Before You Link, aimed at preventing people from getting duped by fake accounts and profiles on social networking sites. Ken McCallum, Director General of British intelligence agency, MI5, wa