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Google to upgrade Nest smart home device to Fuchsia OS: Learn more

Tech giant Google is reportedly planning to upgrade its Nest speakers to ‘fuchsia’, which could launch next year. “Fuchsia” is an operating system developed by Google. Fuchsia is based on a unique kernel called Zircon, unlike Google’s Linux-based operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android. As 9to5Google reports , a new prototype device called …

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Google announces 250 million devices now running Android Go edition

Google announced that more than 250 million monthly active devices are using Android Go after the company announced the release of Android 13 (Go edition). The tech giant focused on three main features in Android 13 – reliability, usability and customization. Android 13 adds Google Play system updates to Go devices, helping to ensure that …

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There’s no “silver bullet” behind crash detection, Apple says

After issues like the roller coaster ride triggering the crash detection of the new iPhone 14, tech giant Apple’s executives said there is no “silver bullet” behind crash detection. According to AppleInsider, there have been real crashes as well as rollercoaster misreports, plus independent testing has shown that drop detection won’t always work. Now, two …

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WhatsApp clone app spying on Indians through video and audio recording

India is among the countries with the highest number of Android Trojan detections, and a cloned unofficial third-party version of WhatsApp is leading the way in spying on people’s chats in the country, a new report has warned. Behind much of the Android spyware detection in the past four months was “GB WhatsApp” — a …

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Twitter unveils new UI for direct messaging on Android

Twitter has introduced a new and improved user interface for its direct messaging (DM) feature on Android devices, making it impressive compared to iOS. Android Twitter users can update their app to get an improved DM experience. Twitter said it realized the need to improve the way people use DMs on Twitter on Android devices. …

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AnTuTu test of the Apple A16 chip shows a 19% improvement in GPU performance  

While an earlier Geekbench result of the Apple A16 chip painted a particularly grim picture of its performance, things now seem to be looking up as the AnTuTu team has dug up results from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. According to GSM Arena, the Pro variant recorded a total score of …

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Google’s Android 13 code hints at a foldable Pixel device and a “Pro” tablet.

The first quarterly beta version of the Android 13 platform has been launched by the American tech giant Google, and developers have already revealed code that hints at a pair of upcoming devices. According to The Verge, these devices include the rumored foldable Pixel and a new “Pro” tablet. In a Twitter thread, developer Kuba …

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Apple

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max is likely to feature an improved A15 Bionic chipset

Tech giant Apple, which is set to unveil a new line of iPhones and other products on Wednesday, may launch the iPhone 14 and the brand new iPhone 14 Max with an upgraded version of the A15 Bionic chipset. The standard iPhone 14 models were speculated to feature the iPhone 13 Pro’s higher-end A15 chip …

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Google Duo

The Google Duo video chat app is gone, but the app icon is back on Android

After renaming its video chat app Duo to Meet, tech giant Google has brought back the original Duo icon and name as a separate shortcut that appears in the app’s launcher. Google has decided to merge its two video calling services into one, choosing “Meet” as the surviving brand, 9To5Google reports. The Google Duo app …

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Microsoft

Microsoft is likely to introduce Windows 12 in 2024, it may see a rebranding

Tech giant Microsoft is likely changing the way it releases major versions of Windows again, which could mean the company could release Windows 12 in 2024. Microsoft is moving back to a three-year release cycle for Windows, which means the next major version of Windows is now available in 2024. It’s another big change in …

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