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Australia records fastest internet speed ever

Researchers in Australia claim they have recorded the fastest ever internet data speed. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities logged a data speed of 44.2 terabits per second (Tbps). At that speed, users could download more than 1,000 high-definition movies in less than a second. According to Ofcom, the average UK broadband speed […]

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India’s controversial coronavirus contact tracing app – Aarogya Setu

India’s coronavirus contact tracing app has been downloaded over 100 million times, according to the information technology ministry, despite fears over privacy and transparency. Aarogya Setu, the app which means “bridge to health” in Sanskrit – was launched just six weeks ago. India has made it mandatory for government and private sector employees to download […]

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Xiaomi CEO caught posting on social media using iPhone

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun briefly posted something on Weibo using an iPhone. The Web was quick to grab this small detail and accuse the executive of not using his own company’s phones and relying on Apple instead. Debates on how the iPhone is still the best device in the market started to float in the […]

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Twitter tells employees that they can work from home permanently

Twitter said Tuesday it is unlikely to open its offices before September, and that many of its employees will be permitted to work from home permanently even after the end of the coronavirus lockdowns. The San Francisco-based company said it was among the first to move to telework in March as a result of the […]

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Apple, Google ban location tracking in coronavirus contact tracing apps

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of smartphones, said last month they would work […]

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Apple iPhone 12 with 5G could be cheaper than iPhone 11

Even though Apple is likely to delay the launch of iPhone 12 series because of the coronavirus pandemic, rumours continue aplenty over the company’s plans on how it will unveil its next flagship models. Most importantly, the pricing of the new iPhone 12 models is a matter of significant discussion, given the fact that the […]

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Apple And Google Are Testing COVID Exposure Notification API

Earlier this month, when Apple and Google announced that they would be working together, it was classified as an unprecedented announcement considering the world is fighting the COVID outbreak. Now, that partnership has taken a crucial step forward, with Apple and Google releasing the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API for testing, as part of software updates […]

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New phones to come with COVID-19 tracking app, Aarogya Setu pre-installed, registration mandatory: REPORT

Aarogya Setu, the government’s Aarogya Setu , will come pre-installed on all new smartphones. But that’s not all. Another report claims that the government will make it mandatory to register oneself on the Aarogya Setu app before a new phone can be set up and ready to use. Earlier this week, all central government employees were […]

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Mid-range OnePlus Z to launch in July

OnePlus Z smartphone has been in the news for some time. It is hinted that OnePlus Z is essentially the rumoured OnePlus 8 Lite that was tipped to be a part of the OnePlus 8 series. It was earlier reported that the OnePlus Z will likely succeed OnePlus X that was launched in 2015. Earlier […]

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WhatsApp sues Israeli spyware firm for hacking phones of 1,400 people

WhatsApp has sued Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, accusing it of hacking the phones of 1400 people including senior government officials, human rights activists and journalists. In new court filings, the messaging company alleged that Israeli spyware company used US-based servers to hack more than a dozen Indian journalists and Rwandan dissidents and therefore, […]

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iPhone SE 2020 Launched With Apple A13 SoC, Touch ID Support For $399

iPhone SE (2020) is finally official, after months of anticipation. With it, Apple has unveiled the most affordable iPhone model in its current lineup. Called the new iPhone SE or iPhone SE 2nd generation, it was originally rumoured to debut as the iPhone SE 2 and later reported as the iPhone 9. It retains the […]

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500,000 hacked Zoom accounts being sold on dark web

Zoom video conferencing app has seen an unprecedented level of growth in the past month or so. This is mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic that has forced people to stay indoors and work from home, leaving voice and video calls the only way of communication. Because of this sudden growth, several privacy and security […]