Get over Israeli spyware Pegasus. A new app called ToTok (do not confuse it with TikTok) which is very popular in the UAE and is billed as a secure way to chat by video or text message with friends and family is allegedly being used by the UAE government as a spying tool for mass
Facebook is reportedly planning to build its own OS from scratch to power its hardware dreams. The popular social media giant doesn't want to be dependent on Google's Android operating system. The Information claims that the company wants Mark Lucovsky, the co-author of Microsoft's OS called Windows NT, to build OS for Facebook. "We really
WhatsApp has added three new features with the latest update including group invite blocking and text reminders. The Facebook-owned messaging platform is been adding features constantly, and these new features are a nice addition that will completely change the way you use the app. Last week Any.do, a popular reminders app, announced that it has
WhatsApp has started rolling out a stable update for Android users on Google Play with the useful 'call waiting' feature. Earlier, there was no way to process two calls at the same time on WhatsApp's Android app. The second call used to get disconnected automatically. WhatsApp rolled out same feature was to iOS users last
BGR India recently had a candid conversation with actress Sameera Reddy. We talked about gadgets that she uses, about her social media habits and more. Sameera also mentioned how she broker her Fitbit, the gadgets that she would want to track her kids and more. Watch the video to know more.
Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long and now a new beta update with the build number 2.19.353 has revealed some hidden features which will offer three options for activating the dark mode. The light theme would offer a white background. Dark theme, as the name suggests, would enable dark mode
Giving more power to its users, Facebook on Monday rolled out a feature that lets them transfer images directly to Google Photos. The tool is initially being released in Ireland and will be available globally in the first half of 2020. The photo transfer tool the firm is starting to roll out is based on
After a backlash from its users, Twitter has decided not to remove inactive accounts until it finds a way to memoralise accounts of the deceased. The micro-blogging platform on November 26 announced to permanently delete inactive accounts from December 11 that have not been used for more than six months. The action was to impact
Twitter will remove inactive accounts to free up usernames on its portal. The microblogging website has started sending out warning emails to owners of inactive accounts. It notes that if a user doesn't sign in by December, their account will be history and its username will be up for grabs again. The email is been
Facebook has launched a new meme-making app, which is called 'Whale.' It is available on the Canadian App Store. The social media giant is likely to launch this app in other markets soon. The app's listing confirmed that it has been developed by Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) team. This team was actually set up
The Indian Army has reportedly asked officers to delete their Facebook accounts, and even avoid WhatsApp. A few weeks back, the advisory board cautioned officers holding sensitive posts that the popular messaging app is a vulnerable platform and should not be used for any official communication. This decision comes after the Pegasus-WhatsApp spying controversy erupted
TikTok now has over 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Breaking down the TikTok download numbers, India leads the chart with 466.8 million. It also represents about 31 percent of all unique installs. In 2019, TikTok downloads crossed 614 million six percent more than the previous year. These
Mastodon, an open-source, self-hosted social networking service has gained popularity in India in the past few days. In fact, Mastodon was trending on Twitter India yesterday as users shared Tweets about moving to the social networking service. The service gained popularity after Twitter suspended the account of Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hedge twice. Twitter suspended
Twitter may give users the power to decide whether his or her tweets can be retweeted or not, a measure that could help restricting virality and prevent harassment. Similarly it may also allow the user to decide whether someone can mention the former in a tweet or not. These are some of the probable features
Twitter on Thursday announced a new emoji allowing its users to control how high the diyas flame burns during Diwali. The emoji diya or oil lamp, when viewed in the light mode appears with a small flame. However, keeping in line with the spirit of the festival of lights, audiences could have the flame burn
Instagram has revealed that users will soon be able to control their personal information they share with third-parties via the app. A new feature will be rolled out gradually over the next six months. Users can navigate to Settings -> Security -> Apps and Websites to see which third-party services have access to their data.
Facebook-owned Instagram becomes the latest app to support dark mode. The social media app now supports dark mode on devices running iOS 13, and Android 10. As the name suggests, Instagram dark mode turns the entire app UI into a shade of black. These include the feed, stories, and the discover tab. The roll out
A security bug has been found in Facebook-owned instant messenger WhatsApp that could let attackers obtain access to a device and steal data by sending a malicious GIF file. The danger stems from a double-free bug in WhatsApp, according to a researcher going by the nickname Awakened, TheNextWeb reported on Wednesday. A double-free vulnerability is
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has just revealed new information regarding the existing Aadhaar Act. It revealed that currently the Aadhaar act does not support uses like linking with social media accounts. UIDAI also clarified that the current Aadhaar Act only allows Aadhaar linking for government schemes or government-sanctioned subsidies. This comes in
Photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced a new 3D Camera Mode. This new feature will let users make and share images with diorama-like depth effects. Read on to find out more on the new Snapchat camera mode. "We re excited to introduce a 3D Camera Mode that adds depth to your Snaps," Snapchat's blog post reads.