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Tech Wrap: TikTok scam, Aarogya Setu account deletion and more

Here's everything that made news in tech today. Here's everything that made news in tech today.
Here's everything that made news in tech today.

Tech Wrap: TikTok scam, Horizon Zero Dawn launching on PC and more 

The start of the week is pretty dull even in the tech world. Today was no different but we did get some interesting events to talk about. Xiaomi’s rumoured Mi TV Stick appeared on Google Play Console hinting at its imminent launch. TikTok is no longer available in India but it’s still not out completely and this time it’s through a scam.

Poco M2 Pro will launch tomorrow in India, and we got to know more about this smartphone. An old PS4 game suddenly started making waves. We’ll talk about later. And lastly, Aarogya Setu has a new update that will probably make many users happy.

So let’s take a look at all these tech news.

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has been rumoured for quite some time now. It’s now appeared on Google Play Console along with its key specs. The Mi TV Stick will be powered by Amlogic 1.2GHz AMLS805Y processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It will run on Android Pie along with customisations. There’s still no launch date for the Mi TV Stick yet.

TikTok scam

There’s an ongoing TikTok scam in India that’s being infiltrated via SMS. An SMS claiming that TikTok is available in India as TikTok Pro is doing the rounds. It tells users to download the APK file of the app which looks quite like the original TikTok app. The app doesn’t do anything even after users grant permissions for mic and camera. This TikTok Pro probably contains malware and users shouldn’t install it.

Poco M2 Pro

Poco M2 Pro will launch in India tomorrow, and the company’s GM today confirmed the phone will be priced lower than the Poco X2. This means that the Poco M2 Pro will be priced below 17,499. Poco M2 Pro is so far confirmed to come with four rear cameras, a Snapdragon processor and 33W fast charging speed.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn, a PS4 exclusive title launched in 2017. This game has now become a best-seller on Steam just on the basis of its pre-orders. Horizon Zero Dawn is launching on PC next month. Interested gamers in India can pre-book Horizon Zero Dawn for 1,099 on Steam.

Aarogya Setu

Aarogya Setu now has the option for users to delete their account permanently. It also lets users wipe off their data completely from government servers. This will however happen 30 days after the account is deleted. Here’s how you can delete your Aarogya Setu account.

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