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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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One UI 3.0 beta For Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra are now available in US

Soon after Samsung has rolled out One UI 3.0 beta in South Korea, Samsung started rolling it out the same to users in the US. Soon, the update is expected to reach Europe (Germany, Poland, the UK), India and China.

As of now, for those in United States having Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra on T-Mobile seem to be getting the update right now, but that’s likely due to the staged nature of the rollout.  Furthermore,  You can use the Samsung Members app to subscribe to the beta channel and get this update.  On the latest One UI 3.0 beta, you will be trying out Android 11 + One UI 3.0 ahead of other users. Moreover, while trying out the One UI 3.0 beta users should keep in mind that the beta is not free of bugs, but you have the option to roll back if the issues prove too bothersome. Just make sure to back up your data first.

Here’s a screenshot from one Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G user that lists the changelog in full. This update weighs about 3 GB and also includes the October 1 security patch.

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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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Samsung launches a case to disinfect your cell phone using UV

Samsung has launched a new device with which you can disinfect your cell phone and other small objects using ultraviolet light.

It is a portable UV sterilization box that, according to Samsung, eliminates 99 percent of the germs and bacteria present on the surface of the devices in 10 minutes, in addition to recharging the battery of compatible devices while disinfecting thanks to an integrated wireless charging system. The box integrates an LED light that allows you to see the state of charge of the device without having to remove it and its dimensions (22.8 x 12.8 x 4.9 cm) allow to disinfect cell phones up to 6.9 inches.

Also Read: This will be the new and improved design of the Galaxy Fold 2

This type of case has not been shown to protect against the coronavirus, the virus that as of July 2, 2020 has infected more than 10 million people worldwide, causing more than 516,000 deaths. On March 11, the World Health Organization officially classified  COVID-19 as a pandemic .    

This UVC sterilizer is already on sale in Thailand for 1,590 Thai baht, about $ 50 a change and it is currently unknown in which countries it will go on sale. 

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The new Windows 10 start menu is now official

Microsoft has announced the new Windows 10 Start menu  that has been rumored for months.

The company already showed a preview of this start menu in March this year, which is already coming to the Windows 10 Insiders program, as the company explained in a blog post on July 1. The most significant change is that the new menu is visually more uniform when it stops giving so much emphasis to Live Tiles, a characteristic element of Windows 10. (Live Tiles are those “tiles” where applications or widgets are found inside the start menu and that currently have very striking colors).

“We are revamping the Start menu with a more uniform design that removes the solid color tiles behind the icons in the application list and applies a partially transparent uniform background to the tiles,” explains Microsoft in its publication.

Microsoft says it is still possible to customize the menu and that you can choose a color accent in dark mode for the Start menu, the taskbar and the activity center.

Along with an updated Start menu, the latest version of Windows 10 also includes changes to the Alt-Tab command (which helps you to access any open application or window faster). From now on the command will optionally show all the open tabs of Microsoft Edge (until now only the one that was active at the time of pressing the command was shown).

Finally, the system notifications now add an “X” button so you can close them when they bother you easily. These changes are already available to users of the Insider program and although Microsoft has not disclosed the date that all users will have access to these changes, it is expected to happen in some of the semi-annual updates within this year.

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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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OnePlus confirms the name of its next mid-range phone

OnePlus made official the name of its upcoming mid-range phone: OnePlus Nord. 

“Nord will be our first product under $ 500 in recent years,” said Pete Lau, OnePlus chief executive, in a kind of documentary released by the company itself. “For OnePlus and the entire team, this is a huge challenge.” 

OnePlus became known several years ago as a company that offered high-end phones at auction prices. Its first product, the OnePlus One, hit the market at a price of $ 299. However, the company has had to raise its prices due to the cost of the components, among other reasons, until it reached prices of US$ 700 and more. 

Also Read: Google Pixel 4a may be coming: report

The video does not address in detail on the first phone OnePlus Nord, but is rumored to be a mid – range so far known as OnePlus Z

The first OnePlus Nord, previously called OnePlus Z, would be announced on July 10, with a Snapdragon 765 processor inside, 6.55-inch AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, fingerprint reader on the screen, between 6GB or 12GB of RAM and one 64 megapixel main camera. The price of OnePlus Nord would be about US $ 300. 

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Google brings dinosaurs back in augmented reality

Google brings back the dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park movie franchise with the help of its search engine (Google Search) and augmented reality (AR) technology.

In association with  Universal Brand Development,  Amblin Entertainment  and  Ludia , the search giant allows users to spawn ten of the dinosaurs that appear in  Jurassic Park , such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, and Parasaurolophus.

To make them appear it is necessary to type “dinosaur” in the Google search engine on a mobile device and select the “View in 3D” option to be able to zoom and see the dinosaurs in great detail. Dinosaurs can be placed in any space and you can also hear the sound of their footsteps or the characteristic roars of each species. 

Also Read: Facebook launches app to make predictions about world events

This is not the first time that Google has played with augmented reality technology since Google recently added 3D and augmented reality experiences to searches (Google Search). However, dinosaurs pose a new challenge: their large size. 

“Android’s new auto scale feature can automatically calculate the distance between your phone and a surface in your space and resize the dinosaur to fit your phone’s screen,” Google wrote on its blog. 

This feature is already available on Android devices with Android version 7 and up, and on iOS on devices with iOS 11 onward.

Jurassic World: Dominion will  be released in theaters on June 11, 2021.

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iPhone 12 won’t include charger: Report

The rumors about Apple’s next flagship phone do not stop.

According to the latest report by the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported by 9to5Mac on June 28,  Apple will not include the charger in the box of the iPhone 12 as it has done with all the phones it has released till date. Kuo also previously reported that the company will also not include wired EarPods headphones in the iPhone 12 case to boost sales of AirPods, its wireless headphones.

Also Read: Google Pixel 4a may be coming: report

Kuo claims  that the previously rumored 20W charger will be sold separately as an optional purchase. The reporter says Apple wants to continue selling the iPhone 12 at a price similar to the iPhone 11, so to offset the cost of the 5G components that the phone come with, Apple need remove the accessories in the box.

The reporter also believes that Apple wants to stop selling the current  5W and 18W chargers to boost sales of the future 20W charger.

The new Apple phones would be announced in the fall, although it is rumored that there could be delays due to the damages that the production chain in China has suffered due to the ongoing pandemic. The launch event could take place between September and November.

Apple does not comment on rumors or leaks.