Tech Wrap: Apple releases iOS 13.6.1 update, WhatsApp abandons vacation mode and more | Tech News

Tech Wrap: Apple releases iOS 13.6.1 update, WhatsApp abandons vacation mode and more

More tech news included Reliance Industries being in talks with ByteDance over a potential investment in TikTok and Vivo launching S1 Prime.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:33 IST
Here’s everything that made headlines in the world of tech today.
Here’s everything that made headlines in the world of tech today. (Pixabay)

It was a day of updates in the world of technology today. On one hand, Apple rolled out iOS 13.6.1 update on its iPhones and on the other hand, reports today said that WhatsApp had abandoned its work on vacation mode, a feature that had been in works for a long time.

So, here's everything that made headlines in the world of tech today:

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WhatsApp abandons vacation mode

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WhatsApp started working on vacation mode feature back in 2018. Now, a report by WABetaInfo says that WhatsApp has abandoned its work on feature completely. The was aimed at helping users ignore archived chats completely.

ByteDance in talks with Reliance for investment in TikTok

ByteDance is reportedly in talks with Reliance Industries for a potential investment in TikTok's India operations. As per a TechCrunch report, the talks began last month. However, nothing has been finalised yet.

Facebook will show a warning before you share Covid-19 articles

Facebook is rolling out an update to its users globally that will warn them before they share an article on Covid-19 pandemic. The newly released feature is the latest efforts by the company to check the spread of fake news on its platform.

Apple rolls out iOS 13.6.1 update

Apple today rolled out iOS 13.6.1 on to iPhones. The update fixes green tint issue on some displays. It also fixes the issue that disabled Exposure Notifications for some iPhone users.

Vivo S1 Prime launched

Vivo today launched the S1 Prime smartphone in Myanmar. It costs MYR 389,800 in the country which roughly converts to 21,700.

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First Published Date: 13 Aug, 22:50 IST
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