Widely used instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Tuesday April 7 said henceforth the users can share messages that are highly forwarded to only one chat at a time to curb fake news on COVID-19.
Earlier, messages at once could be shared in five chats at a time. WhatsApp said, We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful. In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers. However, we’ve seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding, which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation. We believe it’s important to slow the spread of these messages down to keep WhatsApp a place for personal conversation.
It further said, This limit kicks in once a message has been previously forwarded five times or more. This is the latest limit that WhatsApp has set, making us one of the few products that have taken steps to constrain virality and place limits on how people can send messages.
Proud moment for India as Vande Bharat beats Japan’s bullet train by 3 seconds
India’s Vande Bharat Express has achieved a phenomenal feat by attaining a speed of 100 km/hr in 52 seconds, surpassing Japan’s bullet train which covers 100 km/hr in 55 seconds.
The Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high speed, intercity, EMU (electric multiple unit) train completely manufactured in India. It is also known as Train 18.
A video shared by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology in Government of India, shows the Vande Bharat Express train number two running at a speed of 180 kilometres per hour.
Our Vande Bharat pic.twitter.com/7SOAtu9mhV
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) September 22, 2022
iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max users complain of phone camera lens shaking, awful grinding sounds
The much-awaited iPhone 14 series has been launched on September 7 at the ‘Far Out’ tech event. However, to much dismay, some serious issues are being faced by the buyers. Some users have complained about camera shaking and grinding sounds on their iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The major complain is of the camera capturing blurry and shaky recording while using third party applications such as Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok and more. While the primary camera seems to work fine, issues reported pertain to camera feature by third-party software.
Apple YouTuber Luke Miani has shared a video on Twitter demonstrating the issue. The shaking of the camera lens as well as the buzzing sound is visibly discernible after he opened Snapchat on his new iPhone 14 Pro Max.
So uh, we’re having some issues with the 14 Pro Max camera pic.twitter.com/7HH1wLFjdF
— Luke Miani (@LukeMiani) September 16, 2022
On September 19, Apple released iOS 16.0.1 to address data migration, authorization and photo issues with the iPhone 14 series. The company has officially confirmed issues with iMessage and FaceTime.
As users wait with bated breath, it is to be seen whether the software updates by Apple is able to solve this issue before the shaking camera lens lead to any major trouble with the phone.
Google takes down “Remove China” Apps from play store
Google Play Store has removed the Android app Remove China Apps, reportedly due to violation of app store policies. The app, developed by Jaipur-based OneTouch App Labs, had crossed over 5 million downloads and emerged as one of the top trending apps on the Play store before being removed.
The Remove China apps gained popularity among Indians since anti-China sentiment is at peak in the country for reasons including the COVID-19 outbreak and India-China border dispute. The app was published on Google Play on May 17 and enabled users to detect and easily delete apps which are developed by Chinese firms.
As per a report, a Google spokesperson confirmed that the app has been removed due to violation of app store policies but he gave no further details. Another person familiar with the matter said that the software violated Googles Deceptive Behaviour Policy.
Just few hours before Remove China Apps was removed, the Mitron app was also removed from for violating the store policies.