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Tech Wrap: Apple iOS 14 public beta released, Google bans more apps and more

Google bans more apps, reveals smart speaker launch details, Apple unveiled iOS 14 Public Beta and more. 

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 21:50 IST
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Another exciting day in the world of tech as we see Google cleaning its Play Store by banning some more apps and confirming a new Next-branded smart speaker as well. On the other hand, Apple made its iOS 14 Public Beta available for, well, public. So, anyone can download the OS and get going. All this and some more important news in today's Tech Wrap. Check it out.

Facebook held responsible for crashing several iOS apps

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Throughout the day, users have reported that several iOS apps like Spotify, Tinder and some others are crashing. This might be due to a bug in Facebook's SDK which many apps use to manage user logins. 

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Google bans more apps that were found injecting malware

A total of 11 apps have been removed by the search giant from its Play Store. These apps were said to be infected with the notorious Joker malware as per the Check Point researchers. These hackers found a way to get users to subscribe to premium services without their knowledge.

Microsoft Teams gets new features to improve work from home experience

Microsoft Teams today launched some new features to aimed at making the most out of video meetings. These include Together Mode, Dynamic View, Video Filters, Live reactions, speaker attributions, 1000 participants and Chat Bubbles.

Sony has made a pretty big investment in the gaming industry

The Japanese tech firm invested $250 million in Epic Games, which owns Unreal Engine but is known for Fortnite and Houseparty video calling app. The value of the deal has not been disclosed yet.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have leaked in images ahead of the August 5 launch

It has been a day since Samsung unveiled the ‘Galaxy Unpacked' event date of August 5 and the Galaxy Buds Live have leaked in images in full glory. The images re-confirm the bean-shaped look and different colours.

Apple iOS 14 Public Beta goes live for all iPhone users around the globe

Yes, now anybody can enroll their iPhones for free on the Apple Beta website and download iOS 14. This will also give them a lead in experiencing new features. The final version of the iOS 14 may around in late September or October.

Google not only removed apps but also confirmed the existence of a Nest smart speaker

As per Google's official teasers, the device looks more of a bigger version of the Google Nest Mini. The smart speaker also has a unique oblong-like cylindrical design. It's entirely covered in fabric unlike the Google Home which only had the bottom half fabric-covered.

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First Published Date: 10 Jul, 22:04 IST
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