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Monday, February 24, 2020
South Korea Companies Prepare for Worst After Samsung Virus Case

Samsung, LG, and other South Korean tech firms take precautions against Coronavirus

February 24, 2020 8:35:23 am

South Korea's largest technology company Samsung shut down operations at a plant in Gumi City over the weekend after the employee tested positive for the virus, and said it planned to restart operations at Monday afternoon local time.

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Reliance Jio increases price of its annual Rs 2020 prepaid plan, revises validity

February 24, 2020 8:47:38 am

Initially Jio priced its yearly plan at Rs 2,199 but ahead of the new year the plan price was lowered to Rs 2,020 for limited period. Reliance Jio has now hiked the price of the annual plan but the benefits remain the same. Check details.

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Realme smart TV will launch in India between April and June, confirms company CEO

February 24, 2020 8:44:35 am

Initially, the Realme smart TV was set to launch at the company’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 event. But that isn’t happening anymore. In a recent interview with a YouTube channel Realme India head Madhav Sheth revealed that Realme’s smart TV will launch in India in quarter two of 2020.

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Samsung electronics to halt plant in Korea on virus case

February 22, 2020 10:34:12 pm

The suspension will last until Monday morning to prevent the virus from spreading, the company said in an emailed statement.

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White House to host Huawei rivals at 5G meeting, Kudlow says

February 22, 2020 9:32:03 pm

The US has engaged in a campaign to persuade other countries not to use Huawei equipment in emerging 5G networks, but the effort has faltered due to a lack of competing technology.

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BEWARE! A simple Google search can reveal your WhatsApp Group details

February 23, 2020 10:21:06 am

WhatsApp private group invite links were rolled out as a security feature where group admins can send a private message with the invitation link to the group to users whom they want to add to the group.

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Netflix testing out access at Rs 5 only for the first month in India

February 21, 2020 4:36:39 pm

The new promotion offer will apply to any plan that the customer decides to opt for when signing up on Netflix. This could be the basic mobile plan of Rs 199 or the most expensive plan of Rs 799 per month.

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Samsung confident Galaxy Z Flip won’t cannibalise sales of S20 Ultra in India

February 23, 2020 9:08:34 am

“Both smartphones (Z Flip and S20 Ultra) have a different target audience and offer a different user experience,” Aditya Babbar, head of Samsung’s mobile business in India, told

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Google must cut privacy risks on Fitbit deal: EU data regulators

February 21, 2020 12:52:29 pm

“Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads. And we will give Fitbit users the choice to review, move, or delete their data,” the company said in an emailed statement.

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Twitter could soon flag misleading tweets with coloured labels

February 21, 2020 3:58:00 pm

Twitter is testing coloured labels that will appear beneath tweets of politicians and other public figures that have misinformation or lies.

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Google removes 600 apps from Play Store for showing disruptive ads

February 21, 2020 9:46:18 am

Google has removed close to 600 apps from the Play Store and banned their developers for violating its disruptive ads policy.

Apple granted restraining order against Indian-origin stalker accused of harassing Tim Cook

February 21, 2020 3:41:04 pm

Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man of Indian origin, who is accused of stalking and threatening the company's CEO Tim Cook and other members of the executive team.

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Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny

February 21, 2020 8:32:20 am

Google updated its terms of service on Thursday — its largest update to the general use contract since 2012 — in response to a pair of court orders in Europe.

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Apple weighs letting users switch default iPhone apps to rivals

February 21, 2020 8:19:26 am

Since launching the App Store in 2008, Apple hasn’t allowed users to replace pre-installed apps such as these with third-party services.

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India global fixed broadband ranking improves in January: Ookla

February 20, 2020 7:53:57 pm

Fixed broadband speeds in India improved in January 2020, while mobile download speeds were relatively flat, reported Ookla, which is known for its Speedtest.

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Your doorbell camera spied on you. Now what?

February 20, 2020 1:36:42 pm

Ring, which is owned by Amazon and based in Santa Monica, California, has generated its share of headlines, including how the company fired four employees over the past four years for watching customers’ videos.

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BSNL’s new Rs 318 data-only plan for prepaid users: Here’s what it offers

February 21, 2020 10:17:10 am

BSNL isn’t as competitive as other private telcos but when it comes to long term data-only prepaid packs it offers good recharge plans for its consumers.

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TRAI doesn’t want you to pay after 100 SMSes, seeks removal of limit

February 20, 2020 11:44:58 am

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI released a draft regulation seeking the removal of the current 100 SMS limit.

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Android 11 First Developer preview is here: How to get it on your Pixel phone

February 20, 2020 3:55:43 pm

The first developers Preview of Android 11 can be downloaded only on select Pixel phones including Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2, Pixel 3a and Pixel 4. The original Pixel phone is not mentioned in the list, which makes us think that perhaps, it might not get Android 11 when it officially rolls out.

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Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who invented cut, copy and paste, passes away

February 20, 2020 1:42:13 pm

Larry Tesler, the inventor of cut, copy and paste, has passed away at the age of 74.  Tesler was a former Xerox researcher, who also went on to work in Apple, Yahoo and