Tech News LIVE: From Xiaomi, YouTube, Apple to Microsoft, here are the top technology stories for today

    Mobile Phones, TV, Wearables, Gadgets and Tech News LIVE Updates 26-08-2021: Apple, WhatsApp, Xiaomi, Google, Microsoft, and YouTube are in the news today.
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    | Updated on Aug 26 2021, 05:00 PM IST
    Mobile Phones, TV, Wearables, Gadgets and Tech News LIVE Updates 26-08-2021: Check out today's top news.
    Mobile Phones, TV, Wearables, Gadgets and Tech News LIVE Updates 26-08-2021: Check out today's top news. (Pixabay)
    Mobile Phones, TV, Wearables, Gadgets and Tech News LIVE Updates 26-08-2021: Check out today's top news. (Pixabay)

    Tech News LIVE: It looks like Thursday going to be an action-packed day, with Xiaomi set to launch six devices at its Smarter Living 2022 event today. Meanwhile, Google recently removed a dangerous app that tricks users into paying for cryptocurrency mining, but users will have to remove it from their devices. WhatsApp could finally be adding support for message reactions, while we might finally have a new hint about when the iPhone 13 might be launched. Check it all out below.

    26 Aug 2021, 04:59 PM IST

    Samsung Galaxy S21 series gets One UI 3.1.1 update with bedtime mode, new weather app and more

    Earlier this month, Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. These devices launched with the Android 11-based One UI mobile operating system called One UI 3.1.1. Now, nearly a month later, the same version has started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S21 series smartphones. They will get the new Bedtime Mode, the redesigned Weather app and more.  

    26 Aug 2021, 02:20 PM IST

    Ban phone numbers linked to Aadhaar card that are not yours, tweets Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma

    Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has tweeted about the government's Telecom Analytics for Fraud management and Consumer Protection (TAF-COP) portal that allows users to enter their mobile number know the mobile numbers of all the SIM cards purchased with their Aadhaar number as soon as they enter the OTP.

    26 Aug 2021, 01:16 PM IST

    Xiaomi Mi TV 5x launched in India

    Xiaomi has launched the new Mi TV 5x series in the country. It will be offered in three sizes, with 43-inch, 50-inch or 55-inch displays. The features, however, will remain almost the same across all variants.  The Mi TV 5x TVs offer customers a 4K display with 10-bit colour. The smart TVs also come sporting a premium metal bezel-less design – it has a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio across the series. 

    26 Aug 2021, 12:04 PM IST

    WhatsApp could get “message reactions” in  future update, reveals leak

    WhatsApp is popular because it offers a simple interface to chat with contacts and offers useful features that include a payments service in India. A new leak reveals that the company could be working on adding a feature its rivals have supported for a long time - message reactions, allowing users to apply emoji to messages in a chat.  

    26 Aug 2021, 11:04 AM IST

    Apple iPhone 13 launch date tipped online, could release next month 

    Apple's much-awaited iPhone 13 smartphone could be just around the corner, according to a tipster. The latest leak has revealed that the iPhone 13 series could be unveiled on September 17. The Cupertino company is rumoured to launch four models in its next-gen iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

    26 Aug 2021, 10:57 AM IST

    Microsoft will require users to perform two steps before they can upgrade to Windows 11

    Installing Windows 11 when it finally rolls out will be a little different compared to the past versions of Windows. You will need to sign into a Microsoft account and also have internet connectivity in order to upgrade. However, it is not difficult to access the latest Windows 11 features. 

    26 Aug 2021, 10:53 AM IST

    Xiaomi Smarter Living 2022 event to be held today, multiple products set to launch at event

    Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is all set to host its Smarter Living 2022 event today. Customers who are looking to buy the company's smart home devices can expect to see six different products in a wide range of categories launched today. These include a new Mi Notebook and the Mi TV 5X. In addition, customers can also expect to see the Mi Smart Band 6, as well as a new router, shoes, and a security camera launch today

    First Published Date: 26 Aug, 10:51 AM IST
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