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You Need To Pay Extra To Talk To Non-Jio Users

You Need To Pay Extra To Talk To Non-Jio Users

Jio users, we have some news for you. And this is an important one  Reliance Jio today announced that it will start charging users 6 paise per minute for calls made to other telecom networks. As you may soon be needing more than your standard Rs. 399 recharge to avail all of the company’s services.

It means if you call someone using with an Airtel or Vodafone SIM then you would be charged at a rate of 6 paise per minute. The new tariff won’t apply to Jio to Jio calls, all incoming calls, and Jio to landline calls. It also won’t be affecting your VoIP calls, i.e. WhatsApp or FaceTime calls.

Why is Jio Charging You Now?

Jio needs to pay money to Vodafone if you’re calling your friend who has a Vodafone number – i.e for an outgoing call to the other telecom operators. This charge is called Interconnect Usage Charge (or IUC) and had been subsidized by Jio for its valuable customers.

Reliance Jio, in an official announcement, says that it had subsidized the IUC charge for users and has been paying it themselves which is more than 13,000 crores over the past two years but Jio is now ending this practice because of TRAI.

Back in 2017, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India decided to eliminate IUC charges, with effect from January 2020. Jio placed faith in the regulatory body and didn’t levy IUC charger on its customers to date. However, TRAI is looking to extend the termination, thus, Jio is looking to now recover some charges to pay out its competitors until IUC is permanently terminated in the coming months.

In its official blog post, the company says, “Jio again assures its 35 crore customers that the 6 paise per minute charge on outgoing off-net mobile calls shall continue only till the time TRAI abolishes IUC, in line with its present regulation.” TRAI has already fixed IUC charges at 6 paise a minute, so that’s exactly what the company is going to charge you going forward.

New Calling Plans Detailed

Jio is now going to charge users to offset the losses. The list of top-up plans, showing how many IUC minutes and data you’ll receive on recharging your Jio number –

Now, if you recharge your Jio number after 10th October, you will have to complete an additional top-up to add IUC calling minutes to your Jio account. 

It’s only when a Reliance Jio user completes this recharge will they able to make outgoing calls to other telecom operators other than Jio. You can save yourself from the top-up voucher in two ways – either call the user on their Jio number or use WhatsApp to call them.

How to get started on Threads, Instagram’s DM app

Instagram released Threads this week, a messaging app strictly for communicating with those on your Close Friends list. It’s a boon for those who use Instagram as their primary social media platform.

So how to get started on Threads? Here’s a quick guide.
Download from here

After Download

After successfully Downloaded then open the app, the first thing you’re gonna be asked is which account you which to use. Since it’s not uncommon for users to have more than one account, take this opportunity to pick which one you want to use to communicate.

If you don’t have a Close Friends list on your Instagram account already, the next screen is a list of your contacts from which you can select your nearest and dearest. You’ll also have this chance to turn on notifications.

This is also where you’ll set up “Auto Status.” This setting will reportedly update your status with what it presumes you’re doing based on “location, movement, battery level, and network connection even when you’re not using the app.”

I declined to turn that on, as it struck me as a little unsettling because of threads app going to update its status based on location, battery level and type of network connection.

Camera work

Threads allow you to customize your camera with shortcuts. You can select up to eight of your contacts, and their pictures will be on the camera screen. Tapping their icons will allow you to send pictures directly their inboxes.

The app is camera-first, kind of like Snapchat (because what’s one more thing Instagram steals from Snapchat). When you open the app, you’ll be taken straight to the camera. Once you take pictures, you can edit and filter them the same as you can in classic Instagram.

To access your inbox, tap the Home icon at the top of the screen. You can call your friends from each inbox by using the camera button. And that’s pretty much all there is to it.
Now you’re all set up with Threads. Anything else you need us to know? Let us know in the comments section.

Live test: Watch how many folds the Galaxy Fold can take

Cnet is testing the Samsung Galaxy Fold on its youtube channel.

Samsung launched galaxy fold second time with an improved screen as it's the first launch is failed due to screen issues. Cnet started to test the galaxy fold to folding test. watch the live video to know more.

Video Summary.

Samsung GalaxyFold screen lost its partial functionality at 119380 folds. At this point in time, the left screen is fully black and touch responsive. The right screen is visible and touch responsive.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Huawei revealed its major H2 flagships, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro . As expected, they arrived without Google services.

This marks a turning point for the company, and perhaps Android itself, as the second-biggest smartphone maker in the world launches phones without Apple or Google app store access. Here’s what we saw at yesterday’s event.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Before talking about what the Mate 30 Pro is missing, let’s take a look at the hardware it delivers:

Display: 6.53-inch curved OLED (with notch), 2,400 x 1,176 resolution
Chip: Kirin 990
ROM: 128GB / 256GB
Rear cameras: 40MP f/1.6, 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide, 8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto, 3D depth sensor
Front camera: 32MP, 3D depth sensor
Battery: 4,500mAh
OS: Android 10 (and EMUI 10)

  • These characteristics put the Mate 30 Pro squarely at the most premium end of the smartphone spectrum.
  • Looks-wise, you can’t miss it: it has a large, boxy body with a notch at the top and an unmissable circular camera cutout on the rear.
  • Speaking of cameras, the four rear sensors — including two huge 40MP sensors — will surely help put this among the best smartphones for camera quality (expect some critics to crown it the best).
  • It can also shoot ultra-slow motion at a ridiculous 7680fps at 720p.
  • But it lacks a headphone port. Boo.
  • Huawei showed off a Mate 30 Pro 5G model too, as well as a variant with a vegan leather rear.
  • The Mate 30 Pro will start at 1,099 Euros, the Mate 30 Pro 5G starts at 1,199 Euros, but Huawei didn’t talk release date or markets.
  • Here’s a hands-on video with the device from Android Authority (YouTube).
  • From a hardware standpoint, it looks like a beast. There’s just one problem…

The app situation

  • The Huawei Mate 30 series doesn’t support apps like YouTube, Maps, and Gmail, and it can’t run the Google Play Store.
  • This is a result of the ongoing trade ban the U.S. has imposed on Huawei. It isn’t of Huawei’s own volition.
  • Mate 30 owners will have to rely on Huawei’s marketplace called AppGallery if they want to download apps instead.
  • Little is known about this yet, but it won’t house anywhere near as many apps like Google Play, though WhatsApp and Instagram have been confirmed for it (BBC).
  • Huawei said there may be a way to sideload Google apps onto the phones in the future, but details are murky.
  • In a group interview, Huawei’s Richard Yu said Google services could potentially be rolled out to the Mate 30 “over one night,” should the trade ban be lifted.

What about the standard Mate 30?

  • The regular Mate 30 model is a lower-spec’d, less expensive version of the Pro model.
  • Oddly, it’s slightly bigger than the Mate 30 Pro overall, but also with slightly smaller battery capacity at 4,200mAh and a smaller notch.
  • Its camera setup isn’t as high performance, with lower resolution sensors on the front (24MP vs 32MP) and back (40MP + 16MP + 8MP vs 40MP + 40MP + 8MP), and no 3D face unlock.
  • But it does have a headphone port.
  • Otherwise, it’s very similar to the Pro model, with essentially the same resolution display, same chipset, and up to 8GB RAM. The Huawei Mate 30 starts at 799 Euros.
  • Will anybody buy these phones?
  • Huawei is in an unfortunate situation, being forced to launch a new phone range with what Western consumers will see as a crippling caveat.
  • The big question is whether the Mate 30 series does enough to justify the lack of Google Play and Google Services access. For me, that would be a no.
  • Huawei can’t spring to life an app store like Google Play, and the Google Play Services are far too important to overlook, despite great hardware.

It may not be a big deal for Huawei in China, where it doesn’t rely on Google services anyway, but for the Western world, I think most people will see it as a deal-breaker.

Source : digit daily

You can now call google assistant for answers in India

You can now call google assistant for answers in India
You can now call google assistant for answers in India

Yes, you can call google assistant for answers through a toll-free number that just now works for Vodafone and Idea users only. At a google for India event, Google launched this feature for feature phone users. Users can dial 000 800 9191 000 through their Vodafone or Idea SIM and can ask questions and get a reply in English or Hindi.

The conversation experience on the phone call is similar to the smartphone built google assistant. Manuel Bronstein, Vice President, Product Management at Google, told India Today Tech that for the Phone Line service, the back-end will be handled jointly by Google and Vodafone.

The infrastructure for calls and phone support obviously comes from Vodafone-Idea while Google takes care of the Assistant once the call placed by a user connects to the internet at the backend. "The conversations are real-time and feel incredibly natural. It's like talking to someone on the phone," said Bronstein.

This feature is the same as ASK-NYPL. You can call a public library in new york to get answers from librarians. This program is started in 1967 to answer questions to the public that are difficult to find.

Over the time period, the New York public library saved a few interesting questions that are asked by the people over the telephone.

You can still call New York Public library and ask a question at 917-ASK-NYPL

Here is the link to some Interesting questions link.

Selected Huawei devices to get free software update offline

Huawei devices to get free software update offline

Some of the Huawei customers are facing update issues from quite some time. Huawei just announced on its Twitter account that Huawei devices can get a free update to EMUI 10.  This service activity is especially available at HUAWEI HONOR Exclusive Service Centers.

Which devices are eligible for this free software update?

List of Product Models which are entitled to Free EMUI Upgrade:

Huawei Y9, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 lite, Huawei Nova 3i, Huawei Nova 3, Honor View 10, Honor Play, Honor 9lite, Honor 8X, Honor 8 Pro, Honor 10, Honor 7X (starting from July end), Honor9N (starting from July end).

Free EMUI Upgrade Campaign Time Period: 

15th July 2019 – 12th October 2019.

Where is this Service available?

This service activity is especially available at HUAWEI HONOR Exclusive Service Centers. You can book an appointment via our HiCare APP & HUAWEI India Website to save time.

What if my device warranty is expired?

Offer available for both In & Out of Warranty Devices: Every customer visiting our Exclusive Service Center during the campaign period is eligible for Free Upgrade.

Is your android infected with Agent Smith? Here is how to check.

Agent Smith is a malware that effects smartphone, tablets, and other android based devices. According to the report by the checkpoint, this malware has affected about 25 million devices while users remain unaware of the malware.

Check Point believes that the ‘Agent Smith’ malware originated in China via an internet firm that helps Chinese Android app developers to localize and publish their apps in foreign markets. It’s spread through a third-party app store called 9Apps that is popular in Asian markets.

The malware gained its name because it mimics the famous Matrix character, as it hacks apps and forces them to show more ads and then siphons the ad revenue by taking credit for ads already shown

Agent Smith has mainly infected devices in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. However, around 303,000 devices have been infected in the US and further 137,000 devices in the UK. Some of the apps that ended up being infected include
  • WhatsApp
  • lenovo.anyshare.gps
  • jiochat.jiochatapp
  • jio.join
  • good.gamecollection
  • startv.hotstar
  • meitu.beautyplusme
  • domobile.applock
  • touchtype.swiftkey
  • cn.xender
  • eterno
  • truecaller
Agent smith's Attack flow

Check Point also says that the malware’s operator seems to have attempted to expand into the Google Play Store. It managed to turn up in 11 apps on the Play Store, all of which included code related to a simpler or previous version of the Agent Smith malware. The report notes that the malware remained inactive or dormant, with Google removing all of the apps deemed ‘infected’ or ‘at risk’.

Also Read: Russian spy whale saves a woman's iPhone

 The core reason this app has spread is due to a vulnerability that was patched several years ago within Android but relied on developers updating their apps to add the protection. It’s clear that many have not done so according to these reports. It reiterates the importance of both app updates and Android security patches.

Does your phone still contain this malware?

Check Point says that it has informed Google about what it found on Agency Smith and that Google has cleaned the Play store to remove the apps that were infected with it. "So far, the primary victims are based in India through other Asian countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh have also been impacted. Check Point has worked closely with Google and at the time of publishing, no malicious apps remain on the Play Store," the company notes.

But it is possible that your Android phone may have it. If you are getting too many ads on your phone, particularly sleazy or dubious ads, scan your phone with a good anti-virus app. At the same time, always follow good security practices. These are:

-- Don't download apps from third-party app stores like 9Apps. it's not worth it, even if you are getting an APK of a paid app for free. If it's free, do understand someone somewhere is benefitting from it. Always download apps from the official Google Play store.

-- If you suspect your phone is infected with Agent Smith, delete data of popular apps like WhatsApp and Flipkart by going into settings and reinstall these apps. Or rather do a factory reset.

-- Update your apps regularly via Google Play

-- Ideally, avoid sleazy apps or gaming apps from unknown sources.

-- While installing an app, carefully look at the permission it is asking for. Ideally, a gaming app should not ask for camera permission or photo app should not ask for network permission. Don't install an app if it seems dubious.

Russian Spy Whale Saves Woman's iphone

When you travel by boat to watch a whale and accidentally you slipped your phone into the ocean. What are your chances of getting it back? Let me guess 0%, Right!!

But that's her lucky day!!

Ina Mansika was sailing in waters in search for the beluga whale. She brought her iPhone along, hoping to catch a video of the whale.

She laid down on the dock to appear at it to get a chance to touch it. But she forgot to close the jacket pocket and her iPhone fell in the ocean.

Also Read: Netflix used a real mall built in the '80s as a location for the show 

she taught that her iPhone is gone forever, till the whale dove back down and came back a couple of moments later with her iPhone in its mouth.

This incident happened on May 5th, 2019.

Apparently, the beluga whale has lately defected from Russia. The Whale was initially spotted by a neighborhood fisherman, who removed a tight harness, most likely utilized for securing the camera gear.

The whale was most likely not informed of Apple's repair policy, nor did it comprehend the telephone was bricked from water harm. To Maniska, that is beside the point. The sort gesture was extremely a great deal appreciated.


Americans want to invade Area 51 to see Aliens

If you watch more Hollywood you might have heard about Area 51. If you watched Independence day movie by will smith you can get an idea what I am talking about. Everyone will have a little curious to take a peek of aliens inside of Area 51 which is common, but it is a highly restricted area for the public. People think that there are aliens in the site which is kept hidden by the USA Government.

There is a funny campaign going on right now on Facebook. More than 450k people wants to raid the Area 51 site in Nevada. Just to see what's inside the Area 51. Unfortunately, the campaign is fake but the memes that are coming to this event is hilarious.

Some enthusiast planed a strategy to Invade Area 51

Here are few hilarious memes about Area 51 capturing...

Foldable smartphone from Google has multiple pages

The foldable smartphone is the subject of 2019. Many manufacturers are currently working on the development of this new type of telephone with a flexible display. This also ensures completely new designs, so the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, announced earlier this year, have a totally different appearance. Another leading manufacturer that has a folding phone in development is Google.

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Foldable smartphone from Google has multiple pages

Google folding phone

The foldable smartphone is the subject of 2019. Many manufacturers are currently working on the development of this new type of telephone with a flexible display. This also ensures completely new designs, so the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, announced earlier this year, have a totally different appearance. Another leading manufacturer that has a folding phone in development is Google.

In May this year, Google revealed at the I / O Developer Conference that the company has since developed various prototypes of foldable displays. "We have been doing this for quite some time," he added. A new patent shows that the American search giant can sometimes opt for a totally new approach that we have seen to date.

Google folding phone

Google foldable phone with book design

At the end of 2018, Google LLC filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for a 'foldable display device with multiple pages'. The patent was published on June 27, 2019, and describes a folding smartphone that folds open like a book.

The patented technology builds on a patent that was published earlier this year. At the time, the thin module layers, in particular, were described, this time the patent goes one step further. This is because the thin layers are implemented in such a way that the mobile device can be used as a book form, consisting of several pages that can be turned over. However, these pages do not consist of paper, they are foldable display panels.

To start with, the flexible screen is on the inside of the patented Google phone. It should be noted that the patent description leaves the room open to place the screen on the outside.

A special feature of this design is that the folding telephone has several flexible displays, which are implemented in such a way that they function as pages that you can scroll through. The OLED display pages are held together by a sort of book spine. The back is also used to process components, such as the battery, memory, processor, camera, etc.

Although there are five pages on the patent sketches, this can actually be any number. Both sides of the display panels (front and back) can be used to display content. In some cases, the content may continue to the next page, just like when reading a traditional book.

It is a very unique design that offers completely new applications compared to the folding telephones that we have encountered so far. Whether and with whom Google wants to release this foldable phone is as yet unknown.

Google does not produce any display panels itself. The first Google Pixel smartphones were designed in collaboration with HTC and LG. For the most recent model, Google Pixel 3, collaboration was sought with Foxconn.

View the patent for the Google foldable smartphone here.

Yuvraj Singh Announces Retirement

Today in a press meet Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket. "It's time to say goodbye and walks away. It was a beautiful story, but it has come to an end," says Yuvraj Singh in a short film played at the Mumbai event.

The all-rounder, accompanied by his wife and mother, told reporters of his decision at a city hotel close to the Wankhede Stadium where India lifted their last 50-overs World Cup title in 2011.  My next focus in life is to help cancer patients and underprivileged kids.

After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward: Yuvraj Singh after announcing retirement from international cricket.

 It has been a lovely journey...see you on the other side Yuvraj Singh

 Watch Video here

We always remember your six sixes

Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?

Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?

At WWDC, iOS 13 was shown with a system-wide “Dark Mode.” About one month earlier, at Google I/O, Android version Q showed off its own Dark Mode. This shift to the dark side is seemingly happening everywhere. But not every device gets a battery-saving boost from dark mode.

If your phone has an OLED display, turning on dark mode is like turning off a bunch of lights in your house, and the net power gains add up over time. But not all “dark” modes are the same.

How Dark Mode Works on OLED Screens?

Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?
Sub-pixels on an OLED display

The hardware explanation for the sudden uptick in dark interfaces is that newer OLED screens light up differently than traditional LCD screens. Each OLED pixel generates its own light, while LCD screens light all pixels from the edges.

OLED pixels that are black draw no power, and are closer to pitch-black than LCD screens, which draw the same amount of power whether they’re displaying an all-white image or an all-black one.
Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?

So if you have a fully black wallpaper on your OLED phone, it’ll only light up the pixels it needs to create the icons and text, while leaving the background pixels off entirely.

But in their zeal to promote the dark side, some articles don’t make an important thing clear: dark mode will not save you any battery power if you’re using an LCD screen.

Not sure if your phone has an OLED display? The iPhone X, XS, and XS Max use OLED screens, while the iPhone XR, and every iPhone before the X, use LCD.

Most newer Samsung phones, particularly the Galaxy S and Note series, use OLED, as do most of the firm’s devices of the past 3 years. It’s easy enough to search for any device on iFixit and look for the “Display” category under Specifications.

How Much Difference Does Dark Mode Make?

Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?

Google presentation slide showing 60% difference in battery usage on YouTube, black versus white modes

Image via Google / SlashGear Each OLED pixel is just one tiny light, but for those who use their phone for long periods (more of us than we’d like to admit), those thousands of little pixels add up over the hours.

Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?

Google’s engineers calculated a 63 percent drop in screen power use between a Pixel phone showing a screenshot of Google Maps in normal mode versus dark mode. Ryan Whitwam did his own dark mode tests at Greenbot in 2014 and saw a 41 percent drop in battery draw when reading Reddit in dark mode.

AppleInsider measured 60 percent battery savings. In real-world use, that’s about an hour of extra battery life per day, depending on a few factors. That’s nothing to sneeze at. The more battery life your phone gets, the less often you have to charge it, and so the less frequently you’ll have to buy a new battery.

How to Enable Dark Mode on Your Phone, Tablet, or Laptop? 

Does Dark Mode Really Save Battery on Your Phone?
Mac computers with dark mode enabled

The easiest way to enable OLED-friendly dark modes is to look in the settings of the applications you use most often, or for the longest stretches of time. Social media apps like Twitter, Facebook Messenger, many Google apps, and most apps meant for reading (Reddit, Pocket, Kindle) offer a dark mode. The Verge is keeping an ongoing tally of apps going dark, too.

System-wide dark modes are available in Windows 10 and MacOS Mojave (though scant few laptops, and no MacBooks, use OLED screens). iOS 11 and 12 have a “Smart Invert” mode that is close to a true “dark mode,” and iOS 13 will have a dark mode.

Android Q will have a system-wide dark mode, and some alternative home screen launchers, like Nova Launcher, can get you halfway there. In general, searching the name of the app or device and “dark mode” should reveal the answer and the method of enabling dark mode.

Android owners, however, must be extra cautious about installing any extra extensions, apps, skins/themes, or other add-ons, especially from companies that didn’t make the device or software. Third-party dark modes are often awkward and compromised solutions, at best, and could harbor annoying or malicious ads or spyware at worst.

What Other Benefits Are There to Dark Mode?

Besides saving your power, there are also subjective benefits of using dark mode apps. Turning on your phone in the dark can be startling to you, and annoying to people nearby, especially when looking at white webpages or all-white Google apps.

If you’re going to stare at a phone in a dark room, it can feel less fatiguing to look at a mostly-dark screen. None of this absolves you of looking at a phone in a theater, by the way―don’t do that.

The third benefit of the dark mode is aesthetics, and it can work one of two ways. Some people prefer the look of white text on a dark background (our engineering team and John Gruber among them).

But what about those who prefer a modern, white-background look to a somewhat more 1990’s-evoking black canvas with brightly colored buttons? The dark mode is a choice, and almost never the default for an app or device, so you can avoid it entirely.

But consider that making your phone less appealing to look at can be a strategic way of using it less. You can go even further: turn on grayscale mode, disable fingerprint locking and give your phone a more serious unlock password instead of a numeric code. Dark pixels on an OLED screen save you battery power, but a screen that off saves the most.

New Mac Pro, iPadOS, and iTunes isn't dead yet

Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

New Mac Pro, iPadOS, and iTunes isn't dead yet

Surprise -- the successor to that beautifully designed trashcan that Apple introduced in 2013 is here, and it looks a lot like the old cheese-grater-style tower. There's a new Intel Xeon processor on board that has up to 28 cores, and it supports up to 1.5 TB of RAM. As far as expansion, this thing is packed with PCI slots, including one for Apple’s MPX module, which adds a Thunderbolt plug and up to 500W of power.

It can include two of those modules, each ready to fit AMD’s “Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, which features two Vega II GPUs for an incredible 28 teraflops of graphics performance and 64GB of memory, making it the world’s most powerful graphics card.” Just the thing for processing 8K videos on your 6K display.

Plus a swipe keyboard.

iOS 13 focuses on speed and embraces the darkness

New Mac Pro, iPadOS, and iTunes isn't dead yet

iOS 13 is coming this fall, with a lot of upgrades -- according to Apple, Face ID and app opening will get noticeably faster, while app sizes get smaller. Of course, it also includes the long-anticipated Dark Mode, plus big updates to system apps like Maps, Notes, Reminders, Mail and more. Portrait mode is more powerful than ever with the ability to reposition its simulated lights, and the new photo editing menu has more options.

Now Siri can read messages instantly as they come in through any messaging app, and Audio Sharing lets a friend listen to anything along with you just by tapping your phones together. There are almost too many upgrades to count, but we’ll probably hear more about all of them before iOS 13 is officially released. One note -- it’s not coming to the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPad Air.

iOS to iPadOS.

The iPad is getting its own OS

New Mac Pro, iPadOS, and iTunes isn't dead yet

iPad updates arriving with iOS 13 include the ability to run multiple instances of the same app using a tab view. It's based on the existing Split View mechanic; however, users can now detach windows, move them freely about the desktop and then reattach them elsewhere on the desktop. The Home screen is redesigned to make better use of a tablet’s space, the Safari browser is now “desktop-class” and an upgraded Files app is ready to manage any and all storage devices you’d like to connect. This is iPadOS, and now it can even work with a mouse.

MacOS Catalina is Apple's next desktop operating system

Apple announced that the next version of macOS (10.15) will be known as Catalina. This is the one that breaks up the software formerly known as iTunes into three new apps: Music, Podcast and TV. We didn’t get a ton of details on how they’ll work on the desktop, but it certainly appears that iTunes isn’t really “dead.”
As for other new features, macOS Catalina will be able to use iPads as secondary displays with Sidecar, and Voice Control can command any part of the OS simply through spoken words.

Uber will now ban riders if they have a low rating

We’ve long known that Uber is able to ban drivers if their ratings drop too much, but it hasn’t applied this rule to passengers. Now, Uber announced in a blog post that it’ll ban riders if they develop a “significantly below average rating.”

Riders will receive tips on how to improve their ratings, such as encouraging polite behavior, avoiding leaving trash in the vehicle and avoiding requests for drivers to exceed the speed limit,” reads an excerpt of the post. “Riders will have several opportunities to improve their rating prior to losing access to the Uber apps.”

The company didn’t disclose a rating threshold for barring riders, but a spokesperson told Forbes that it’s based on the average rating for riders in each city. The change is rolling out to cities in the U.S. and Canada for now. It will be implemented in India soon

Six Dangerous Computer Virus In History

6 Dangerous Computer Virus In History


In the year 2000 on May 5th, millions of people around the world received the same exact email from someone they knew.

"Kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me," read the email, which had "ILOVEYOU" as a subject.

The missive included an attachment that looked like a text file named "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU."

The ILOVEYOU virus, distributed via email and file sharing, affected 50 Million systems and caused $15B in damages total, with $5.5B in damages being caused in the first week.

This virus came to be known as the ILOVEYOU worm, or LOVEBUG. At the time, it was the biggest computer virus the world had ever seen, and the first successful use of social engineering.


It arrives as an e-mail attachment in a text file which sends itself out to other e-mail addresses if opened.

MyDoom, potentially commissioned by Russian e-mail spammers, was one of the fastest spreading worms. It's projected that this virus caused $38B in damages.


SoBig was a worm and trojan that circulated through emails as viral spam. This piece of malware could copy files, email itself to others, and could damage computer software/hardware. This piece of malware caused $37B in damages and affected hundreds of thousands of PCs.


WannaCry was an extremely virulent ransomware crypto worm that also set up backdoors on systems. The attack affected 200,000+ computers across 150 countries, and caused the NHS $100M in damages with further totals accumulating close to $4B.


A sophisticated and evasive piece of malware that targeted users mainly in Latin America, DarkTequila stole bank credentials and corporate data even while offline. DarkTequila cost millions in damages across many users.


BlackEnergy 2 uses sophisticated rootkit/process-injection techniques, robust encryption, and a modular architecture known as a "dropper". BlackEnergy was used in a cyber attack that prompted a large-scale blackout in Ukraine in December 2015.

One anonymous buyer brought a laptop filled with these computer viruses for 1.6 million US dollars. A 10.2-inch Samsung NC10-14GB were chosen for the magnitude of economic damage they’ve caused. And It’s perfectly safe — as long as you don’t connect to your Wi-Fi or plug in a USB.

Navy pilots spotted UFOs flying at hypersonic speeds: report

Some US Navy pilots reported spotting UFOs while training over the East Coast in 2014 and 2015, they said in a recent New York Times report.

The pilots told the paper they saw “strange objects” with “no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes” reaching at least 30,000 feet and flying at hypersonic speeds almost daily while training off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.

“These things would be out there all day,” said Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been with the Navy for 10 years and who said he reported the sightings to the Pentagon and Congress.

“Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”

The unidentified flying objects were seen performing maneuvers that were “beyond the physical limits of a human crew,” like stopping rapidly, turning instantly or immediately accelerating at hypersonic speeds, the pilots said.

The sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s shadowy Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which, as The Post exclusively reported earlier this month, confirmed it still investigates claimed sightings of alien spacecraft.

Vodafone Prepaid Users Can Get Amazon Prime Membership for Rs 499: Here’s How

Vodafone Prepaid Users Can Get Amazon Prime Membership for Rs 499: Here’s How

Yes, you heard it right, eligible Vodafone prepaid users can avail the Amazon Prime membership worth Rs 999 for one year at just Rs 499. This offer is valid till June 30, 2019, and it’s only to Vodafone prepaid users, not Idea prepaid customers.

The Youth Offer by Vodafone will avail the Amazon Prime membership to the subscribers between age 18 and 24 at just half the price.

This will not be valid for the postpaid subscribers of Vodafone.

Without the Vodafone U prepaid offer of 50%, a regular Amazon Prime membership would set back the buyer by Rs 999, however, combined with this offer, subscribers of Vodafone prepaid plan would be able to get it for Rs 499.

To avail the offer you will first need to download the My Vodafone app. After downloading the application, you will need to tap on the banner which you see on the front to make use of the offer provided to you. In case you already have the MyVodafone app, and you aren’t able to see the banner, then you will need to update your app once.

Vodafone has also clarified that in case you are already an Amazon Prime member then the offer won’t be of much use to you unless you use it after your current subscription expires.

Also, people in the age of 18 to 24, who are using someone else’s SIM card won’t get the benefit, and they will have to get a new Vodafone SIM in their name along with the eKYC to take advantages of this offer.

You can visit the Official website here:

For Airtel prepaid users can get Amazon Prime 1 month free by recharging 299 rs plan here