WhatsApp’s new Call Link feature makes it easier to create and join group calls

The only way to call someone using WhatsApp right now is to search for the contact in your phonebook (or open an existing chat thread) and then click on the call icon. The same is true for group calls. Other popular messaging platforms, such as Telegram and iMessage, offer a link to connect to a […]

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Mozilla calls out Microsoft, Apple, and Google for consumers being ‘deprived of choice’ when it comes to browsers

What you need to know Mozilla recently published research about how people use web browsers. A large portion of the report focuses on how large companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Apple, make it difficult or impossible to switch default browsers on certain devices. Mozilla makes Firefox, a browser that competes with those made […]

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iPhone 14 Pro Users Experiencing Issue With CarPlay Phone Calls

Following the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max last week, some early adopters of the devices said they have experienced an issue that prevents them from being heard at a suitable volume during phone calls initiated via CarPlay in a vehicle. Affected users have documented this problem across the MacRumors […]

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Samsung Chromebooks may get better video calls with background blur and auto framing features

Video calling has become extremely important, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. Video calling has become an important part of getting modern work done. Apple’s macOS has had better video calling features than its competitors, but Google doesn’t want to fall behind. According to a new report, Google’s Chrome OS may soon get […]

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PlayStation head Jim Ryan calls Xbox Call of Duty terms ‘inadequate’

What you need to know Microsoft is currently working to acquire Activision Blizzard for almost $69 billion.  As part of the deal, Microsoft says it has offered to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation even after the current agreements end. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan says that the terms Microsoft […]

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Arm suing Qualcomm over alleged breach of licensing agreements, calls for destruction of Nuvia designs

What you need to know Arm Ltd has sued Qualcomm inc, claiming that the latter breached license agreements and committed trademark infringement. Arm aims to make Qualcomm destroy designs that were developed under Nuvia’s license agreement with Arm. Qualcomm purchased Nuvia for $1.4 billion in 2021. Arm Ltd has sued Qualcomm Inc regarding chip designs […]

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You’ll soon be able to answer WhatsApp calls on these Wear OS 3 smartwatches

WhatsApp calling appears set to land on Wear OS 3 smartwatches, with details emerging in a beta update for Android phone users. Currently, given that there’s no true native WhatsApp integration on Wear OS, users aren’t able to answer calls from their wrist – or even receive notifications regarding incoming calls. Ending a call once […]

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The 5G version of the Realme Pad X will introduce Limelight for video calls

The Realme Pad X was announced in May as a Wi-Fi only slate for the Chinese market. Now the company is preparing to launch the tablet in India and is advertising it as the “only 5G tablet in the premium mid-range segment”. That won’t be the only change – the R&D team has developed a […]

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WhatsApp will soon let you choose your avatar for video calls

It seems like WhatsApp is quite busy developing some new features for its chatting platform. Recently, we reported that WhatsApp was working on animated heart emojis for Android. New reports by WABetaInfo show that WhatsApp is developing some fun features for the chat app. Notably, WhatsApp is working on letting users use avatars during video calls. […]

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Your Google Meet calls could soon sound more natural

If you use Google Meet for video calls on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet, you can soon experience clearer and more natural audio. Google is working to bring stereo separation to its video calling app, and it could be really useful when there are multiple people in the frame. The latest version of the Google […]

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FCC Commissioner Calls for Apple and Google to Ban TikTok Over ‘Surreptitious’ Data Practices

The Federal Communications Commission has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores because of its “pattern of surreptitious data practices,” reports TechCrunch. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is said to have written to Apple and Google on Tuesday to make the request, which comes after a BuzzFeed News report last week claimed […]

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Irony dies as Apple exec calls Samsung ‘annoying’ for copying the iPhone

Samsung and Apple fought an almost decade-long legal battle as the Cupertino-based company alleged that the Korean giant had copied the iPhone. Various patent infringement claims were also made which Samsung responded to in kind with patent infringement lawsuits against Apple of its own. The main lawsuit made its way through the entire US justice […]

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Calls Apple’s App Store a ‘Disservice to Developers’

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has called Apple’s App Store, which has helped app makers earn over $260 billion since its launch, a “disservice to developers” that forces them to treat their apps as “sub-par.” Sweeney made the comments in an exclusive interview with the Financial Times, where he repeated ‌Epic Games‌’ previous talking points […]

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We review Microsoft’s ‘Modern USB-C Speaker’ for Teams calls

Source: Windows Central Microsoft is now shipping a handful of “modern” accessories designed to enhance your work life, whether that be at home or in the office. We’ve already reviewed Microsoft’s Modern Headsets and Modern Webcam, and now we’re reviewing Microsoft’s Modern USB-C Speaker designed for Teams conferencing. The Modern USB-C Speaker is a small, […]

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Intel CEO calls for semiconductor subsidies before US government

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Central The chief executive officers of Intel and Micron spoke before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The CEOs argued that the U.S. government should subsidize domestic semiconductor manufacturing. Government support could incentivize companies to invest in the United States rather than China or Europe. Reuters […]

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Skype preview can now make free phone calls to Ukraine

Microsoft is working to make it easier to communicate with people in Ukraine. The latest Insider build of Skype includes several features that are part of Microsoft’s Ukraine-centric efforts, including the ability to make free phone calls to Ukraine. The update also adds support for translating phone calls to and from Ukrainian. Skype preview gains […]

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Skype preview now offers free phone calls to Ukraine

Microsoft is working to make it easier to communicate with people in Ukraine. The latest Insider build of Skype includes several features that are part of Microsoft’s Ukraine-centric efforts, including the ability to make free phone calls to Ukraine. The update also adds support for translating phone calls to and from Ukrainian. Skype preview gains […]

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Google Launching Privacy Sandbox to Limit Ad Tracking on Android, Calls ‘Blunt Approaches’ Like Apple’s ‘Ineffective’

Google has announced plans to strengthen user privacy on Android with a new initiative that will put an end to cross-app tracking on Android over the next two years, making it more difficult for advertisers to track users across other apps. In a blog post, Google announced a multi-year project named “Privacy Sandbox” that introduces […]

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