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Google gives Android users more power to control, secure accounts

 Google has rolled out new features for Android users to make it easier for them to navigate their accounts and review security and privacy options.

IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here

Aiming to take on Google-owned YouTube, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it would allow users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit, adding that it has hit the milestone of one billion users worldwide.

Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets.

Fujifilm's retro-style camera in India for Rs 49,999

 Imaging technology company Fujifilm on Tuesday launched its retro-style mirrorless digital camera "X-A5" in India for Rs 49,999.

New colour variant of Galaxy S9+ in India

Samsung India on Friday announced the sunrise gold colour edition of its flagship "Galaxy S9+" smartphone in India at Rs 68,900.

Google needs to do more on bridging gender gap: Report

Although the percentage of women in leadership roles at Google has increased from 20.8 to 25.5 per cent in the last four years, women still make up only 30.9 per cent of its global workforce while men 69.1 per cent, the tech giant has revealed.

Apple to plug security hole that helped cops unlock iPhones

The upcoming iPhones and iPads will plug a security hole that the police and law enforcement officials have used to crack into the highly-secure devices in the past, Apple has said.

Uber hires ex-Facebook executive to head driver product

Global cab-hailing platform Uber has hired Daniel Danker, a product director at Facebook who was responsible for video and Facebook Live.

Twitter brings in-stream video ads to advertisers to India

After a pilot run with some users, Twitter on Wednesday rolled out its in-stream video ad service to all advertisers in India that will help marketers capture consumers' attention when they are most receptive.

Google Home set to get smarter at multitasking

Google Home -- the voice-activated smart speakers by the tech giant is set to get a little better at multitasking as the tech giant is working to improve features to handle multiple queries for the devices.

New Facebook tool to ban ads if users find them bad

Facebook has launched a new tool for its users that will identify ads with inaccurate information or misrepresented products.

Made in India 'Uber Lite' rolls out for Android users

To encourage more people to join its platform, global online cab service Uber on Tuesday launched "Uber Lite" -- a lighter version of the main rider app that has been built and designed in India.

Samsung challenges $539mn verdict in Apple patent case

Samsung has filed a motion with the US District Court in San Jose, California, to appeal a verdict that asked the South Korean giant to pay Apple $539 million for copying patented iPhone designs - a legal battle that dates back to 2011.

India needs a full-proof cybersecurity ecosystem: McAfee official

Although India has become more active when it comes to cybersecurity, the country needs to put all the pieces together to protect businesses via a full-proof ecosystem, a top executive from cybersecurity firm McAfee has stressed.

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Bug made private posts of 14mn Facebook users public

In yet another privacy goof-up, Facebook has admitted that 14 million users were affected by a bug in May that automatically suggested posting publicly when the users were writing posts meant only for friends

Delhi team wins $1mn XPrize for women's safety device inspired by Nirabhaya

 A  technology team from Delhi inspired by Nirbhaya has won the $1 million Anu and Naveen Jain XPrize for Women's Safety by developing a device that will send out alerts with location and summon help if a woman is threatened.

Facebook rolls out lip sync feature for music lovers

In a major overhaul dedicated to music lovers, Facebook has announced that users will now be able to include music within personal videos and choose from a variety of songs on the platform for a new feature called "Lip Sync Live".

Chennai-based developer's app wins Apple design award

 A Chennai-based developer has won a design award for his app "Calzy 3" here at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018.

Requested zero personal data from Facebook: Apple CEO

 Apple neither requested any personal data from Facebook nor did it receive any, Apple CEO Tim Cook said while responding to a New York Times report that claimed that the social networking giant allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends.

Apple previews iOS 12, introduces macOS 'Mojave'

Apple has announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, which will make daily tasks faster and more responsive.

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