Subscription-Based ‘Telegram Premium’ Coming This Month, Confirms CEO
Instant messaging platform Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov have confirmed that a subscription-based offering, Telegram Premium, will be coming later this month.
Apple Updates App Store Criteria Again To Meet Dutch Govt Regulations
Following complaints from the Dutch government that said the company’s actions to allow dating apps to use alternative payment methods on the App Store is ‘insufficient’, tech giant Apple has once again updated its App Store guidelines.
Instagram Users Can Now Control Sensitive Content They See
Instagram is expanding the Sensitive Content Control feature as users will now be able to control the amount of sensitive content and accounts they see on the platform.
EU Agrees On Common Charger For Mobile Devices By 2024
Chargers will be harmonized for small and medium-sized portable electronic devices by 2024 in the European Union (EU), negotiators of the European Parliament, and the Council have agreed.
Ford To Invest $4.7 Billion To Improve Manufacturing Plants
US-based automaker Ford is reportedly planning to invest $3.7 billion to add over 6,200 union jobs to its manufacturing plants in Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri.
Samsung Likely To Supply OLED Displays For iPads, Macbooks
Samsung is reportedly planning to build a new production line to make larger OLED displays suitable for tablets and notebooks, with the company ultimately aiming to fulfill orders for future Apple products, media reports say.
New York Halts Bitcoin Mining For 2 Years, ‘Grim Day’ For Blockchain
In bad news for Bitcoin and Blockchain lovers, the New York State on Friday passed a bill to halt new permits for certain fossil fuel power plants to be used in Bitcoin mining.
Mozilla Releases Offline Machine Translation Tools
Mozilla, the firm behind the popular web browser Firefox, has added translation tools to Firefox that does not rely on cloud processing to do its work.
Instagram Launches ‘AMBER Alerts’ To Help Find Missing Children
Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced that it is launching AMBER Alerts on the platform that will allow people to see and share notices of missing children in their area.
Chrome To Soon Block Notifications From Abusive, Disruptive Websites
Google is reportedly working to cut down on the number of unwanted Chrome notifications that users receive, by blocking notifications from websites that the company deems to be “disruptive”.
NASA Selects Two Private Companies For Developing Moon Spacesuits
NASA has selected two private US-based companies — Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace — to develop next-generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the International Space Station, explore the lunar surface on Artemis missions, and prepare for human missions to Mars.
Amazon No Longer Offers In-App Kindle Purchases On Android
Amazon has informed its customers that they cannot buy books on Kindle App for Android anymore.
Annoyed Users Cancel Netflix Subscriptions During Password Sharing Test
A Netflix experiment to crack down on password sharing outside of households has left users flummoxed, as the streaming giant increased subscription fees for such users, forcing some of them to cancel their subscriptions.
Chips For Chipmaking Machines Affected, Says TSMC, Intel
Chips for chipmaking machines are one of the things in short supply amid chip shortage constraints, say executives from Intel and Apple chipmaker TSMC.
Epic Games Announces In-Person Fortnite Competition
Epic Games has announced that it will host an in-person Fortnite competition in November in the US, with a prize pool set to be $1 million.
Webb Telescope To Explore Two Rocky, Earths-like Planets
NASA’s much-celebrated James Webb Space Telescope is just weeks away from full operation.