Tech Wrap: Microsoft may buy TikTok US operations, Facebook official music videos and more

In addition to Realme launching its 10W wireless charger, reports also talked about Microsoft planning to buy TikTok in the US among others. Heres' the tech wrap.

| Updated on: Aug 02 2020, 01:21 IST
Computer (Pixabay)
Computer (Pixabay)

What made headlines today in the world of technology was Facebook introducing official music videos in India. We also saw Google getting the limelight as it adds biometric checks in Chrome's autofill security. In addition to Realme launching its 10W wireless charger, reports also talked about Microsoft planning to buy TikTok in the US among others.

So, these are your top tech news of the day.

Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok in US

As per a report, Microsoft is planning to acquire TikTok's operations in the US. A deal is said to give the software company a popular social-media service and relieve US government pressure on the Chinese owner of the video-sharing app.

Apple's App Store business is ‘the most uneven in the history', feels Epic Games CEO

Following Cook's testimony at the public hearing this week, Epic Games' CEO Tim Sweeney has also slammed Apple. Sweeney says that he had tried to contact Apple many times about the App Store subscription model but the company denied all his requests. He added that Epic Games reached out to Apple to ask about the possibility of launching the Epic Games Store on iOS but their lawyers had sent Epic Games a letter refusing it.

PUBG Mobile Ancient Secret Mode with pyramids showcased in video, to show up in Miramar map

What you get in PUBG Mobile Ancient Secret are some new pyramids tombs. Players would have to solve some puzzles in order to access massive loots. The puzzle unlocks the boss battle as well. Defeating the ‘Boss' will give you access to level-3 loot. All this was shown in a video posted by a YouTube channel.

Facebook brings Official Music Videos in India

Facebook has expanded its official music video feature to more countries now and India is one of them. This was introduced in the US recently and can now be seen under the ‘Watch' segment in India as well. You can watch the official music videos on both Android and iOS apps. The firm says that this will be coming to desktops soon.

Realme launches 10W Wireless Charger in India for Rs 899

Realme has launched its 10W Wireless Charger in the country and you can buy it right now from the Realme website for  899. This wireless charger was first spotted online in February earlier this year and has now quietly made its way in.

Black Shark 3S gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM launched in China

Black Shark expanded its portfolio with Black Shark 3S handset. Launched in China, the new gaming smartphone is priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly 42,620) for the 12GB+128GB model and CNY 4,299 (roughly 45,800) for 12GB+256GB model. Considering the company's presence in India is not high, we are not expecting it to launch here. At least for now.

Your browser experience is now more secure, Google's added biometric checks to Chrome's autofill security

Google has added a few security tools to protect your passwords and financial information saved on Chrome's autofill better. One of these features will use biometric information, like fingerprint etc, to verify your identity when you want to use your credit card online.

Facebook rolls out Messenger Rooms shortcut on WhatsApp Web

Facebook has been testing support for Messenger Rooms shortcut on WhatsApp for some time. Messenger Rooms is now available on WhatsApp but only on its web version. WhatsApp's mobile app doesn't have this feature yet.

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First Published Date: 02 Aug, 01:04 IST
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