Tech News Of July 2022
Apple Launches Versions Updates Of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS
Here are brief details of the new versions for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS
- iOS and iPad OS 15.6 adds the ability to pause, rewind, restart, and fast forward a live sports game in the TV app and fixes a few bugs in Settings, Mail, and Safari
- MacOS 12.5 also gets the update to the TV app and a bug fix for Safari
- WatchOS 8.7 includes improvements, bug fixes, and important security updates.
- TVOS 15.6 is added with general performance and stability improvements.
Meta Is Closing Tune App
Owing to the pandemic in 2020 while most couples stay apart, Meta built a private messaging app for couple. After most restrictions are lifted up, it is receiving less couple users, hence, there is hardly a need to continue using the app. The company is finally shutting down Tune App.
Individuals Can Have Five Profiles In Facebook
Facebook tests new features for people to have upto five profiles. Facebook explains that a person may want to use them for different purposes such as one for friends, one for co-workers, and others for interacting with interest groups and influencers. Users will still have one account but be able to switch between profiles with a few clicks.
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A New Chip For Wear OS Watches Is Coming Soon
Fans of Wear OS Watches are finally possible to get the upgraded chip that they so desperately need (via 9to5Google). Qualcomm teased the possibility in a video posted to Twitter, indicating its next Snapdragon smartwatch chip is “coming soon.”
Meta Give Creators To Earn Money Through Music Revenue Sharing
Meta introduces Music Revenue Sahringg where creators can earn money through Facebook videos. Creators will have access to a library of music licensed by Meta and can monetize videos that feature licensed music with ads. Those creators will then get a 20 percent cut of the ad revenue.
Instagram Roll Out New Feature For Users to Shop Directly in Chats
Instagram have bigger offerings for e-commerce through its new feature where users can shop directly in chats. Users can order products with a qualified small business on Instagram without leaving the chat. Also they can directly chat about customizations and place order right in the chat.
Twitter Create ‘Unmention’ Features For Users
Twitter introduces its ‘Unmentioning’ feature to all its users and works on all devices. The feature allow users to unmention or remove themselves from any conversations or tweets they don’t want to be part of.
Chinese Long March 5B Rocket’s Debris Likely To Hit Earth
Debris from a Long March 5B Rocket, a Chinese rocket launched on 24th July is set to crash to Earth somewhere around 31st July. The possible debris field for the Chinese rocket is covering much of the US, as well as Africa, Australia, Brazil, India and Southeast Asia.
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Dell Is Shutting Down Mobile Connect App Globally In 2023
Dell owned app Mobile Connect which sync a smartphone’s text messages, calls, notifications and more to PC will be discontinued in 2023. Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, this application came pre-loaded on all Bluetooth-enabled Dell Inspiron, Vostro, G-Series, and XPS devices with Windows 10 or higher.
NASA To Launch Two Mini Helicopters To Collect Thirty Martian Rock Samples
NASA with the contribution of ESA(European Space Agency), plans to launch two mini helicopters to collect Martian Rock samples. It plans to bring the sample of Martian rocks back to Earth.
Flight Jacket Of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s Sells For $2.8 Million At Auction
Flight Jacket that belongs to Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut which he wore on the historic mission to the moon in 1969 was auctioned off in Sotheby, New York. The space suit was sold for about $2.8 million.
Google Map Adds Many New Features
Google adds photorealistic aerial Aerial Views of around 100 imposing Landmarks, Location Sharing Notifications on Google Maps. New features even include display detailed cycling routes for cyclists indicating the presence of stairs or steep hills in their direction.
Phones May Soon Get Accessible To SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Internet Service
Elon Musk company SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation may provide high-speed Internet to mobiles phones in the coming days. The company seeeks permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use the 2GHz spectrum to provide “mobile satellite service.”
Transferring WhatsApp Chat From Android to iOS and Vice Versa Now Live
Meta roll out the latest feature for WhatsApp wherein users can migrate chat history seamlessly from Android to iOS and Vice Versa. However, the new feature does not support transfer of WhatsApp call history.
Users Can Now Easily Search Loctions On Instagram With Its New Map Feature
Instagram updates a new map feature that let users discover popular local businesses near them and can also apply filters by categories. Addedly, the updated function also allows users to look for restaurants, attractions and other hot spots by tapping location tags in posts on the Feed or through Stories.
Google Authenticator Eliminates Click to Reveal PIN Feature With Latest Update
After receiving a negative response from users about the two-factor authentication (2FA) code as an extra security, Google Authenticator has removed the ‘Click to reveal PIN’ feature with the latest update. The Google Authenticator v5.20R4 update is back-tracking this feature.
5G Spectrum Auction
5G spectrum auction for ultra high speed speed internet services fetched bids worth Rs. 1,49,623 crore. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani’s flagship Adani Enterprises are in the race to bid for 5G spectrum, that offers speeds about 10 times faster than 4G and lag-free connectivity.
Twitter Is Running A Test On Status Feature With Emoji For Limited Time
Twitter is seen testing new status feature by a few users in the US and Australia. The new feature is currently under development and is running a test on the microblogging platform for a limited time. A list of predefined labels or emojis are such as a Thread, Hot Take, Vacation Mode, Soon, and Travelling, among others.
India Bans BGMI
Like an emotional blow for the fans, the BGIM (Battlegrounds Mobile India) has been removed from Google and Apple App Stores in India. It was an order from the government to ban the app.
Panasonic is building $4 Billion EV Plant in Kansas
Panasonic Energy Co, Japan, which is also a major Tesla Inc Supplier is building $4 Billion EV plant and chose Kansas as the site. This new battery plant site will also offer upto 4000 job opportunities.
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