Mon, Jul 06, 2020

  • A study found that on the June 29, the day the ban was imposed there was a 229 percent increase in the number of searches for Tik Tok and a 255 percent increase in the number of searches for WeChat.
    Online searches drop for Tik ToK, WeChat, ShareIT as India bans Chinese apps
    The Indian government's decision to ban 59 Chinese owned apps has impacted online searches for those apps. A study found that on the June 29, the day the ban was imposed there was a 229 percent increase in the number of searches for Tik Tok and a 255 percent increase in the number of searches for WeChat. On the same day, the percentage increase in the number of times apps like Weibo, Shareit, and UC Browser were 57, 78, and 82 percent, respectively, reveals study by SEMrush.The following day, there was a sharp fall in the number of times each app was searched.On June 30, the percentage increase in the number of times Tik Tok was searched fell to a mere 23 percent. The percentage increase in the number of times the apps like Shareit and UCBrowser were sought fell to 11 and 12 percent, respectively.The study shows that while there was an...
  • Apple purges over 4,500 games from China App Store Apple purges over 4,500 games from China App Store

    Apple has removed at least 4,500 games from China's App Store under the pressure from the Chinese government to comply with its Internet policies.

  • SonyWF-XB700: Value for money earbuds SonyWF-XB700: Value for money earbuds

    WF-XB700 is an Extra Bass, hassle-free device perfect for music lovers on-the-go. While WF-SP800N is the latest noise cancelling sports headphones.

  • Adopt Cloud fast to beat pandemic blues: Indian tech honchos Adopt Cloud fast to beat pandemic blues: Indian tech honchos

    The pandemic, has accelerated the adoption of digital tools and organisations are strengthening capabilities to invent newer models of engagement and business touchpoints, in order to continue to meet...

  • Gmail users flooded with spam messages, company says issue fixed Gmail users flooded with spam messages, company says issue fixed

    Several Gmail users took to Twitter and other social media platforms like reddit to convey they were being bombarded with spam messages.

  • Hacker targets 23,000 MongoDB databases to demand ransom Hacker targets 23,000 MongoDB databases to demand ransom

    A hacker was trying to extract money from administrators of around 22,900 MongoDB databases that are accessible without a password, said a media report.

  • iOS 14 Beta spots LinkedIn reading Apple users' clipboards iOS 14 Beta spots LinkedIn reading Apple users' clipboards

    After exposing TikTok, the game-changing Beta version of iOS 14 has now spotted Microsoft-owned LinkedIn allegedly copying content from Apple users' clipboards.

  • Instagram to launch a huge redesign for Stories Instagram to launch a huge redesign for Stories

    Facebook-owned Instagram is preparing to launch a huge redesign that would make easier to watch favourite Stories in one place.

  • WhatsApp rolls out first-ever global brand campaign in India WhatsApp rolls out first-ever global brand campaign in India

    WhatsApp on Saturday launched its first brand campaign in India that narrates real stories about how Indians communicate daily on WhatsApp with their closest relationships.

  • 'Threatened' Zoom says not worried about JioMeet competition 'Threatened' Zoom says not worried about JioMeet competition

    JioMeet offers enterprise-grade host control and security that and can be used for 1:1 video calls and hosting meetings with up to 100 participants.