Tech News LIVE: From Xiaomi, YouTube, Apple to Microsoft, here are the top technology stories for today
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.
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.
Ban phone numbers linked to Aadhaar card that are not yours, tweets Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Very useful service launched by @TRAI / DOT !— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) August 26, 2021
Open the below site and type in your mobile number and you will know the mobile numbers of all the SIM cards purchased with your Aadhaar number as soon as you enter the OTP. You can ban any of them. https://t.co/EdomPmQlXf
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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