Tech Wrap: Microsoft Office apps,Apple iOS, Snapchat and iPhone 12 are today's newsmakers
Twitter's Ticketed Spaces is now on iOS, next-gen camera app has been rolled out on Snapchat, and Apple has announced a special scheme on iPhone 12's earpiece. Check out what makes them today's top newsmakers.
Saturday was a day full of big revelations. On one hand, Apple announced a special repair program for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users facing issues with their devices' earpieces and on the other, Microsoft revealed that Office apps for Android won't work on Chromebooks anymore. Apart from that, Twitter started rolling out Ticketed Spaces on iOS. So, Here's what happened in the tech world today:
Next-generation of Scan hits Snapchat
Snapchat is rolling out its next generation of Scan to its users. Scan has already begun rolling out globally to iOS users and Android users will be getting it over the next few weeks. The new generation of Scan makes it faster and easier to find the right Lens and for businesses and developers, Scan can now help with experiences by bridging the physical one with the virtual one. The next generation Scan will also offer suggestions for different ways to use the Camera, including Camera Shortcuts and unique shopping capabilities.
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Twitter starts rolling out paid Ticketed Spaces on iOS
Twitter has begun the rollout of its Ticketed Spaces, or paid live audio rooms on iOS. According to reports, the company is “experimenting" with the feature for some iOS users. Hosts can charge between $1 and $999 for their ticketed rooms and can also set a room size cap for them.
Google Pay to allow users to open fixed deposits on its platform
Google has partnered with fintech startup Setu to let users open fixed deposits (FDs) through Google Pay. As per reports, Google Pay will initially offer its users FDs of Equitas Small Finance Bank for up to one year. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank and AU Small Finance Bank are also expected to join the list soon.
Microsoft's Office apps for Android won't work on Chromebooks anymore
Microsoft is going to direct users to use Office.com and Outlook.com instead of the native Android apps. However, these apps are going to be available on Android smartphones and tablets. This change will come into effect on September 18.
Apple will repair your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro earpiece for free
Apple today announced that all the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro users who are facing issues with their smartphone's receiver wherein the device does not emit sound from the receiver when they make or receive calls are eligible for a free repair. The company said that the newly announced service program covers the affected iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices for an additional two years after the first retail sale of the unit.
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