Category: Technology

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Now Change Chat Box Color And Adjust Playback Speed Of Voice Messages On WhatsApp

WhatsApp is working on two important features to take the user experience to the next level. First, the users will be allowed to change the colors of their chat boxes, and second, they could optimize the playback speed of voice messages according to their convenience.

What is color changing feature?

WhatsApp chat box comes in dark color and texts appear in white for visibility. After the color changing feature is introduced, you will be able to change the chat box color where the text on the screen will appear in a darker shade of green. This feature is expected to make text matters more legible.

What is the playback voice message feature?

WhatsApp allows sending voice messages that users can listen to on speaker or headphones. And now they can adjust the playback speed of voice messages for more clarity. Presently users have to replay fast voice messages again and again to understand the messages, but with the new feature, they could adjust the speed of playback messages.

The new playback voice message feature will provide three-speed options – 1x, 1.5x, and 2x. It will … Read the rest

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Buy Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G From In India From March 30

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G phone will be launched on March 30 and the phone will be available for sale the same day. Interested buyers can register their requests on the Samsung India website by clicking on the “notify me” button.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes in 4G and 5G variants. The manufacturer launched it with the variants in the US in September last year. In October last year, Samsung launched it in the Indian market but only 4G variant was introduced. The 4G variant has an Exynos 990 SoC but the 5G variant comes with a Snapdragon processor.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (2,400×1,080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a triple-camera setup at the rear and a huge 32-MP selfie camera at the front.

The rear cameras include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 123-degree field of view (FoV), as well as an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter. The front-facing selfie camera has auto-focus support.

Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 856 SoC, the 5G handset provides dual-SIM (Nano+eSIM) support and runs on Android 11 … Read the rest

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Why Were Instagram And WhatsApp Down And Who Benefitted From This Outage?

Instagram and WhatsApp users witnessed over half-an-hour downtime tonight globally. It started around 11 pm when the users first reported the outage when they weren’t able to upload their photos or send messages.

What was the reason behind the outage?

Facebook who owns both Instagram and WhatsApp released a statement soon after noticing the outage. It said that users tweeted about the difficulty they faced in uploading content and sending messages during outage. A spokesperson from Facebook said that it was a technical issue that had been resolved and that they were apologetic for the inconvenience caused to the users.

What did outage tracking website say about the outage?

Downdetector.com reported that the Facebook owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp were down for over 30 minutes from 11 pm and 11:40 pm. The website noted more than 1.2 million reports about Instagram outage and over 23,000 posts about issues with WhatsApp. Downdetector website uses user-submitted errors on its platform to track downtime of different websites.

How was Signal benefitted from WhatsApp outage?

The rival messaging app Signal tweeted a swipe on the WhatsApp outage by expressing … Read the rest

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Google Career Certificates Offer Associate Android Developer For Entre Level Jobs

Enrolment for Google Career Certificates has already started and those interested in enhancing their skills in data analytics, project management and user experience (UX) design can enroll their names for the course.

What is Google course about?

The technology giant is trying to bridge the skills gap in India with these certificates. The objective of the course is to help employers upskill their workforce. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc. discussed the idea of bridging the skills gap in a blog post on March 11.

What is the skills gap?

Businesses are embracing digital technology especially post-covid period but they are facing difficulties in finding the right candidates. Also, they simply can’t replace their entire workforce. Google found that the businesses will need reskilling their employees by 2025 and this gap will increase, if the training of the employees and jobseekers isn’t started at the earliest.

What is the advantage of Google certificates?

Google’s data shows that 82% of graduates have been benefitted with the certificate courses. They got huge benefits in the form of getting a raise, finding new jobs and starting … Read the rest

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Joe Biden Opens His Doors For Indian IT Professionals

US President Joe Biden rescinded the three policy memos about foreign workers on visas like H-1B due. Taken by previous Trump government, the decisions put severe restrictions on the Indian IT professionals and others seeking employment in the US.

What were those decisions?

On June 17, 2020, the Trump government rescinded two prior policy memoranda by issuing a Policy Memorandum 602-0114. The policies rescinded were:

• Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements issued on January 8, 2010

• Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites,” issued on February 22, 2018

On February 3, 2021, Trump government issued another Policy Memorandum 602-0142.1 to do away with PM-602-0142. This policy memo was rescission of the December 22, 2000 Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions issued on March 31, 2017.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that both the memos would apply to any pending or new [H-1B Petitions], including motions on and appeals of revocations and denials of H-1B classification.

What is the current stage of US visa applications?

Biden administration … Read the rest

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Google Doodle Shows Prof Rao Placing A Satellite In Its Orbit On His Birthday

Renowned Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao popularly known as “India’s Satellite Man” turns 89 today. And Google is celebrating his birthday with a Doodle to highlight the commendable work done by Professor Rao, who died in 2017.

Life of Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Born in Karnataka on 10th March 1932, Prof Rao started his work as a protégé of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program. After completing his doctorate, Prof Rao joined NASA as a professor and conducted experiments on Pioneer and Explorer space probes.

In 1966, Prof Rao returned to India to work on an extensive high energy astronomy program at the Physical Research Laboratory. In 1972, he spearheaded India’s satellite program. Also, he was instrumental in developing and supervising over 20 satellites including India’s first satellite – Aryabhata. In 1975, India launched its first satellite that transformed the rural landscape of the country by boosting communication and meteorological services.

His biggest contribution to the nation

Development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) technology is the biggest contribution of Prof Rao in the field of space research. PSLV has launched … Read the rest