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Tech wrap: Apple iOS 14.3 beta, YouTube Rewind 2020 and more

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Besides this, Facebook introduced ‘Vanish Mode’ in Messenger and Realme India CEO announced the next smartphone series coming in 2021. This and more in our daily tech wrap.

Apple today rolled out its iOS 14.3 beta along with macOS Big Sur for end users while Youtube announced that it is cancelling Rewind 2020 year. Besides this, Facebook introduced ‘Vanish Mode’ in Messenger and Realme India CEO announced the next smartphone series coming in 2021. This and more in our daily tech wrap.

YouTube cancels ‘Rewind 2020’ video for this year, here’s why

This announcement came from Youtube’s social media account last night. “Whether you love it – or only remember 2018 – Rewind was always meant to be a celebration of you. But 2020 has been different. And it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t,” said the firm.

Mac users dealt with apps loading slow or not at all after Apple verification server issue

Many Mac users reported on Thursday that their computers have been slower than usual with apps launching slow, or not at all in some cases, along with other Apple service issues. The problem was due to many users rushing to download macOS Big Sur, which officially released on Thursday.

Facebook launches ‘Vanish Mode’ on Messenger, coming to Instagram soon

Facebook has announced the launch of ‘Vanish Mode’ on Messenger. As the name suggests, Vanish Mode brings disappearing messages to chats on Messenger. This feature will be arriving on Instagram too as part of the integration between both apps.

Everything new that’s coming to iOS 14.3: Apple Watch cardio fitness alerts, Home app updates etc

Apple’s iOS 14.3 beta is out for developers and in addition to adding ProRAW support and suggesting third-party app suggestion features the update also comes with a bunch of changes for iPhone users. These include new Home app features and new Apple Watch notifications among others.

Realme X7 series with 5G support to launch in India in 2021, confirms CEO

The firm’s CEO Madhav Sheth tweeted about a new smartphone series that will be coming to India in 2021 – Realme X7 series. This smartphone lineup will support 5G and is one of the ways by Realme to “democratize 5G technology in 2021.”

PUBG might be planning its return, but the Indian government may not budge

PUBG Corporation, the makers of PUBG Mobile, announced on Thursday that they are preparing to make a comeback to India with PUBG Mobile India, a new version of the battle royale created particularly for the country. However, according to a report in the Times of India, the offer is not going to work for the government which “remains steadfast on its decision to ban the gaming app in view of the stated concerns”.

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