Microsoft Productivity Score Feature criticized as a workplace surveillance

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According to Microsoft, productivity score is not a work monitoring tool. Instead, it is referred to as a means of discovering new ways of working and providing your people with great collaboration and technology experiences. However, critics referred to Microsoft’s new productivity score as the newly introduced feature that allows employers and organizations...

Samsung announces Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s Price and Specs.


Samsung mobile has launched two new entry-level smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A02s ahead of 2021. These new smartphones come with improved features compared to their predecessors  A11 and A01s. They both feature a 6.5-inch display and offer long-lasting battery life, a big immersive display, and powerful cameras at affordable prices. ...

Snapchat launches TikTok-like feature ‘Spotlight’


Snap Inc on Monday rolled out a new feature, “Spotlight”, that would compete with ByteDance-owned TikTok and Instagram Reels. This feature would allow users to share short-form videos publicly in its Snapchat app, adding a service According to the company, users, who could previously share snaps or stories with friends, can now share them...

Google redesigns the Pay app to simplify your payment process.


Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday relaunched its U.S. payments app, making major changes to make sending money to friends easier and help people better understand their finances. Google introducing paid promotions to the service and opening a waitlist for bank accounts being launched next year with Citigroup Inc and 10 other institutions. According to the...

Apple to Lower App Store commissions to 15% for Smaller Developers.

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Apple Inc on Wednesday said it plans to start a program to lower its App Store commission for software developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from the store. Apple takes a 30% cut of most purchases made on the App Store, although the commission drops to 15% for subscriptions...

OPPO unveils rollable concept phone and AR Glass 2021.

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Chinese smartphone maker OPPO unveiled a concept handset with a rollable display, called "OPPO X 2021", and Augmented Reality (AR) Glass 2021 at the company's yearly conference on Tuesday, Nov 17 in Beijing. According to the company, the OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset is the latest achievement of OPPO's R&D in flexible display...

Spotify Acquires Podcast Ad-Tech Firm Megaphone for $235.


Spotify Technology SA has recently acquired podcast hosting company Megaphone, which creates tools for podcast advertisers, for $235 million so as to broaden its advertising, marketing and publishing toolsets for podcast creators. Founded by the online news company Slate, Megaphone connects podcast publishers such as Vox and ESPN with networks of advertisers. Spotify will use Megaphone’s network...

Intel debuts GPU for the data centre with a focus on Android cloud gaming.

Intel debuts GPU

Intel has launched its first discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) for the data centre, Intel Server GPU, which is based on the Xe-LP architecture and is designed specifically for high-density, low-latency Android cloud gaming and media streaming. According to Intel, the launch of this powerful GPU is part of its Xe strategy. With the...

Microsoft releases Windows Holographic version 20H2 with improvements.

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Microsoft said Tuesday it’s starting to release the next version of its Windows 10 operating system for PCs and tablets. The Windows 10 October 2020 Update, aka version 20H2, irons out technical and security issues and provides a handful of software enhancements. This brings the build number to Build 19041.1128, so the HoloLens isn't actually changing the major build number...

Apple unveils first Mac computers powered by its own M1 chip.

Apple-designed system-on-a-chip.

Apple has unveiled the first Mac computers to receive the firm’s much-anticipated own-design computer chips "Apple Silicon", claiming the change will have a “profound impact”. New versions of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini were announced as the first to include the Apple M1 chip, as the company begins to transition away...