Tech Wrap: Apple bug, Zoom’s new privacy feature, Remove China Apps app and more
Today's tech new includes Xiaomi increasing price of select Redmi smartphones, Sundar Pichai sharing solidarity with the Black community and more.
Tech world is always buzzing with details about upcoming devices, bugs and vulnerabilities and new applications. Today we saw a mix of all these things and more creating a buzz. For instance, we got details about the iPhone 13 that will be launched next year. We also got to know details about Zoom's upcoming security features and Apple's ‘Sign in with Apple' bug.
Apart from this, we also Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing his solidarity with the African American community.
Here is a list of all the things that made headlines today:
iPhone 13 leaks
Apple's iPhone 13 is scheduled to launch next. But today we got to know about the phone's camera specifications. A new report claims that the iPhone 13 is likely to come with five cameras consisting of a 64-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 40-megapixel telephoto lens, a 64-megapixel anamorphic lens for videos, a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-lens, and LiDAR sensor.
'Sign in with Apple' flaw
Delhi-based developer Bhavuk Jain said that he has received $100,000 as a part of Apple's bug bounty program for finding a critical vulnerability in the company's Sign in with Apple feature.
Zoom's privacy feature
Video-conferencing app Zoom has said that it is still working on securing its platform with end-to-end encryption. A Zoom spokesperson said that the feature was “work in progress”.
Sundar Pichai on racial equality
Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai on Sunday expressed his solidarity with the African Americans. His statement came in wake of the widespread protests in the US in wake of the death of George Floyd.
Delete China Apps app
Amid the rising tension between India and China, a Jaipur-based tech startup has launched an Android app called “Delete China Apps” that claims to delete all apps that have been developed by Chinese companies. This app has been downloaded over 1 million times.
Xiaomi hikes price of select Redmi phones
Xiaomi has increased the price of select Redmi smartphones in India. The price of 4GB RAM + 64GB memory variant of the Redmi Note 8 has been increased to ₹11,999, while that of the 6GB RAM + 128GB memory variant has been increased to 14,999. Similarly, the price of 4GB RAM + 64GB memory variant of the Redmi 8 has been increased to ₹9,499. In addition to this, the price of the 2GB RAM and the 3GB RAM variants of the Redmi 8A Dual has been increased to ₹7,499 and ₹7,999 respectively.
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