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Google will notify you if your saved passwords get compromised

Security breaches is one of the most increasing issue nowadays, and most the users are do not even know if their passwords have been compromised or not. Due to which their credentials are at risk. However, to help you solve this issue, Google will notify you if the passwords saved in their Chrome browser has been compromised and will provide a way to fix it.

To ensure that a user’s passwords are not shared directly with Google themselves, Google will be using a special secured form of encryption before being sent to Google. After that, Google will compare with a list of credentials that are known to be publicly compromised to check whether your credentials are compromised or not.

Moreover, if your account has been compromised you would want to change your password. Google is making this process easier too by providing users a direct link to the relevant form to change the password for that particular account. Along with this, Safety Check is also rolling out to Google Chrome for Android and iOS, which will check for compromised passwords, if safe-browsing is enabled and ensure that Chrome is updated to the latest version.

For Chrome on iOS, Google is also adding biometric password authentication for auto-filling passwords, which is a feature that already exist in Chrome for Android. The feature is simple, when you want to fill in a password, you will need to authenticate it via FaceID biometrics.

These changes will be rolling out today to all Google Chrome users on both iOS and Android.

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Paytm launches “Paytm Mini App Store” for custom-built mobile website apps

Paytm, is one of the most well known digital payment platform in India that offers payment solutions, now comes out with new feature in its app called “Paytm Mini App Store”. These “Mini apps” will be distributed from inside from the main Paytm app with integration of various payment option such as Paytm Wallet, Paytm Payments Bank, UPI, etc.

The apps are designed to be low-cost and quick-to-build using HTML and javascript. Among the various payment solutions, Paytm wallet, Paytm Payments Bank account and UPI will invite zero charges while using credits will have a 2% charge. Paytm users can access these apps via the in-app Android Mini App store, removing the need to downloading or installing separate apps for each of them.

As of now many developers and companies that have already joined this initiative are Decathalon, Ola, Park+, Rapido, Netmeds, 1MG, Domino’s Pizza, FreshMenu, and NoBroker.

Furthermore,  Paytm was previously testing Mini Apps with a select set of users in Beta and now, they are now rolling it out to everyone making it available to anyone who have installed the Paytm app can use this “Paytm Mini App Store”.

Commenting on the launch, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO – Paytm said:

I am proud that we are today launching something that creates an opportunity for every Indian app developer. Paytm Mini App Store empowers our young Indian developers to leverage our reach and payments to build new innovative services. For Paytm users, it will be a seamless experience that doesn’t require any separate download and enables them to use their preferred payment option.

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Instagram celebrates its 10th anniversary with new features

Instagram has now turns a decade and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Instagram has integrated a couple of new features to its app so that users can “look back and remember all their favorite moments” within the platform. Instagram has also announced the integration of two new features to reduce negative interactions in comments. 

With Stories Map you can see the stories you have shared in the last 3 months

As part of Instagram’s 10th birthday, Instagram launched Stories Map, a feature made up of a map and a calendar that shows you the stories you’ve shared. Instagram also announced the integration of shopping in IGTV, a feature that will be available “later in the year” in Reels, as well as “a surprise” hidden in the app.

Taking advantage of the birthday celebration, Instagram also announced the integration of two new features to prevent harassment and bullying in comments, stating that “as people spend more time online, it is more important than ever that people have safe interactions and positive on Instagram. ”

Starting October 5, the platform will automatically hide potentially offensive comments, based on similar comments that have been reported by users.

In addition, Instagram will expand the warnings for when users try to post comments that may be offensive. According to the platform, the warnings allow users to reflect on their words before posting them, giving them an opportunity to repent and take a step back.

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Google Maps will show traffic lights on routes, starting in the United States

Google Maps will show traffic lights on streets and crossings where you can find them.

The Droid-Life site discovered the new feature and Google confirmed to The Verge that it is testing the tool for now only in the United States that joins Japan as the only two countries where this feature is available.

The feature appears only to some users, says Droid-Life. Users confirmed to the site to see the traffic lights in version 10.44.3 but not in beta 10.45.0. Google did not say when it will roll out the feature to all users.

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Traffic lights appear on the streets where they are located and only as an icon, since they do not change color in real time. Traffic lights on Google Maps appear in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, with the plan to expand to other regions,  – The Verge said.

Droid-Life says Apple Maps has offered this feature since last year with iOS 13, and even Siri can use the traffic lights as prompts to say “turn right at the next traffic light” and make it sound more natural.

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How to make video calls of up to 32 people in Google Duo

The video calling tool,  Google Duo , recently increased the limit of people allowed during a call to 32 and then we tell you what you must do to carry them out.

Open the Google Duo app on your phone and on the home screen, swipe from bottom to top and tap “Create group”. Now is the time to add the participants, which can be up to 32. To do this, select one by one the contacts you want to add and press “Done”. Then click “Start” and the video call will start for everyone, although they must accept it individually. You can save and name the group when you create it or when the call ends so that you can use it in the future and not have to select the contacts one by one. To do this, touch the pencil icon, enter a name and press “Save”. 

In addition to adding contacts manually, you can send them links so they can join the group themselves. To do that, open the Duo application on your phone and press “Create group” and “Next”. You will see an option that says “Share this group link for your friends to join”, here click on the square to copy the link or on the icon with the arrow to share in other applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram. You can send the link to as many people as you want, but only 32 of them can connect to the video call.

If the recipient touches the link on a mobile device and has Duo installed, the app will automatically open with the video call, and if they do not have Duo installed, the Duo tab will open in the Play Store or App Store application for download.

Google Duo also added a few months ago new features, such as  new effects and drawing tools  during a call in addition to improving the quality of the audio.

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Animated WhatsApp stickers: How to download and send them

WhatsApp gets updated on June 29 with a new feature of sharing and seeing different animated stickers in chats on your Android phone.

At the moment, it is possible to download the  animated stickers only in the beta version of WhatsApp, but this is the step before it is release for everyone in the regular version, so it would only be a matter of time for everyone to enjoy this feature.

Here’s how you can start enjoying these  animated stickers.

How to download animated WhatsApp stickers

  • Open a chat.
  • Select the emoji icon on the left side of the text input field.
  • Select the stickers icon , the one on the right in the bottom bar.
  • Press the ” + ” icon at the top right of the box.
  • Select the down arrow to download the sticker package you want to use.
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Google removes apps that caught stealing Facebook credentials

Google removed 25 apps from the Google Play store that were capturing user Facebook login information.

The applications, which pretended to be photo editors, file managers, flash apps, mobile games, among others, were created by the same developer, Rio Reader LLC. Together, the 25 apps exceed 2 million downloads.

Also Read: How to receive notifications of a specific email on your iPhone

According to a research report cited by ZDNet, the apps worked legitimately, but in the background they analyzed the apps running on the phone. If the recently launched or background app was Facebook, the malicious app displayed a Web page posing as the official Facebook login.

If a user didn’t detect that it was a fake page, they could enter their login details, which were sent to a now inaccessible server, says ZDNet.

According to the report, the 25 applications were reported since May by an investigative firm. Google removed the apps in early June, although some of the noted apps were available for more than a year, says ZDNet.

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How to receive notifications of a specific email on your iPhone

Throughout the day you will receive many emails, but it is possible that at some point you are waiting for a response from one in particular email address. The iPhone Mail application allows you to configure an option with which you will receive a notification when a specific email receives a response. This is how you can do it.

Before starting you should know that this option must be activated at the time of writing the email, so it cannot be applied to emails that have already been sent. 

To start, open the Mail app on your iPhone and click on the button to compose an email located in the lower right corner (the one with the paper and pencil icon). Press “Subject” and you will see that an icon with a bell appears just to the right. Click on it and click “Notify Me”. Now you will see that the bell is blue, which means that the option is activated. To finish complete the mail and send it to its recipient.

When your mail is answered, the system will notify you with a notification regardless of whether you have disabled the application’s notifications. 

In addition to this function you also have another to filter important emails. It is about making the emails of some contacts reach you to a specific mailbox called VIP. To do this, just click on the address of the contact in the Mail app and click “Add to VIP list”. You will be able to find the VIP mailbox along with the other mailboxes and in it you will only see the emails of the contacts you have selected.

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Facebook launches app to make predictions about world events

On Wednesday, June 24, Facebook launched the  Forecast beta, an iOS app that focuses on making predictions about events that will occur in the future. Starting today, Facebook will invite people to make predictions about the COVID-19 pandemic , so Forecast members can now post questions, make predictions about what might happen in the future, and discuss the results.

“We believe that a community built around predictions is not only a good way to foster community wisdom, but can also help foster healthier online conversations on a wide range of topics,” wrote Rebecca Kossnick, chief. product from Forecast, on the Facebook blog. 

Those interested in participating will have to register in the Facebook group for the  Forecast beta  and download the app. However, initially the platform will be available only to users in the United States and Canada on their iOS devices, but the predictions and discussions will be open to everyone on the Forecast website and can be shared on different platforms. 

Forecast was developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which has launched applications such as Venue, an app for viewing events in the company of experts; Collab, an app to create collaborative music and  CatchUp, an app for voice calls, among others. 

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Google Play Store: 9 free action games to install on your Android!

Today we have a list of free games to install on your Android smartphone. They are action games that will leave you full of adrenaline and who knows, win a captive spot on your phone. As always, games have good ratings on the Play Store.

Dead by Daylight Mobile

Dead by Daylight is one of the best games released in recent times. It is supposed to be played with 5 people, where one of them will be the killer who must hunt the other players.

Armed Heist: Action Shooter Fighting Game

Time to get to work in Armed Heist – the action-packed third person shooter game that gets your heart pumping! Test your reflexes as you venture on your bank robbery spree. Robbing banks & armored trucks has never been more thrilling as you avoid flying bullets.

Bullet Echo

Lead your team in this mind-blowing shooter with brutal graphics.

Stickman Warriors – Super Dragon Shadow Fight

This stick figure game inspired by Dragon Ball is a lot of fun. It is certainly a must have for any fan of the saga.

Gangstar New Orleans

Directly from Gameloft, this game puts you in the heart of a city full of crime and danger. Will you survive?

Grimvalor

The demons have invaded the world and it is up to you to defeat them. Use the RPG elements to gain power.

Johnny Trigger

Johnny Trigger is furious and you must help him to defeat his enemies. Take the weapons and find the best way to pass the levels that get more complicated.

Alto’s Adventure

Alto’s Adventure is one of the most loved games on mobile phones. Glide around the world with beautiful graphics and simple gameplay.

DEAD TRIGGER 2 – Zombie FPS and Survival

A classic of zombie games for smartphones. Enter the dangerous world of the living dead where the only goal is to survive.

That’s all as of now, Do let us know in the comment which one is your favorite.