Tech Wrap: Microsoft Word gets smarter, AirPods successor leaked
In other tech news, Google Stadia in new lawsuit, Samsung's new AR glasses
It was an interesting Sunday in the world of technology today, from Microsoft Word getting smart word prediction to a lawsuit against Google for allegedly exaggerating Stadia streaming quality and resolution. Meanwhile, iOS 14.5 will likely change the purchasing menu for subscriptions, while we got a look at what might be Apple’s upcoming AirPods and Samsung’s concept Glasses Lite.
Here’s a quick recap of today’s tech headlines:
Microsoft Word to get smart text prediction feature like Google Docs and Gmail
The most popular desktop office and productivity suite is about to get a lot smarter, with a new smart composing option coming in the next few weeks. However, Microsoft is certainly not the first to the predictive text (in a document) party, its rival has had the same feature for a while now. Read more here.
Google faces lawsuit over claims of 4K streaming on Stadia
Google’s problems with Stadia don’t seem to be ending, after announcing the shut down of their in house gaming studios, Google has now been named in a lawsuit that alleges it has “greatly exaggerated” the streaming quality and “display resolution” to “juice subscription members” for its new gaming platform.
iOS 14.5 might make it easier for you to spot an in-app purchase scam
Following recent reports that Apple has begun cracking down on developers to ensure that developers who charge recurring in-app purchases for subscriptions did not set them ‘irrationally high’, the company has also made changes to the purchase sheet on the iOS App Store in the latest iOS 14.5 beta, to better highlight exactly how long the trial lasts and how much you will pay. Here’s what it looks like.
Tipster shows Samsung’s AR glasses in a concept video; Here’s how they look like
According to a video shared by a tipster on Google, Samsung may be working in its own AR glasses technology. The tipster seems to have termed it as an ‘R&D Vision Concept’. But its past leaks have got some credibility so there’s no reason for us to not believe these renders - have you seen it yet?
Third-generation Apple AirPods with case leak in an image, here’s what you can expect
While there’s still time before Apple shows us anything related to its rumoured AirPods successor, a new image has apparently leaked the upcoming AirPods in all their glory, while also suggesting they could borrow touch controls from the AirPods Pro. Here’s where you can catch a glimpse of Apple’s upcoming wireless earbuds.