Apple, Google’s in-app purchasing commission domain will likely be contained by South Korea

South Korea will likely prevent Alphabet’s Google and Apple from charging software developers’ fees for in-app purchases, the first of these restrictions in a large economy that could hurt the tech giants’ lucrative revenue streams. Legislation from parliament and the judiciary committee is expected on Tuesday to pass amendments to the Telecommunications Business Act, dubbed … Read more

WhatsApp for Android testing new payment shortcut, desktop users get beta program

WhatsApp for Android seems to be getting a payment shortcut in the chat bar. The new feature is initially available to beta testers in India. Separately, WhatsApp has released a beta program for WhatsApp for Desktop users to test unannounced features designed for Windows and macOS. WhatsApp for iPhone is also developing a redesigned contact … Read more

Images of Google Pixel 5a’s 5G component appear online to show the 4,680 mAh battery, may be released on August 17

Google Pixel 5a 5G may be released soon as some pictures of its components have surfaced online. Shared images are part of the images shared with cell phone repair shops prior to the planned release. Google’s smartphone is scheduled for launch on August 17, according to a report by the Android Police. Google Pixel 5a … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi 6 (AX5400) Router with VR gaming support launched in India

The Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi 6 Router (AX5400) was released in India. As the name suggests, this is a gaming router that operates with Wi-Fi 6 support and can provide speeds of up to 5.4 Gbps. Netgear claims that the Nighthawk XR1000 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi 6 router (AX5400) can handle heavy demands for … Read more

JBL Wave 100 TWS Headphones with Coverless Charge Cover Launched in India

JBL Wave 100 TWS headphones were launched in India. They come with a capless carrying case that JBL says will help users use the headphones with one hand. The JBL Wave 100 headsets also come with support for hands-free calling and voice assistant. The headphones provide 20 hours of playback with five hours of playback … Read more

90-day WhatsApp trial option for disappearing messages on Android

WhatsApp is testing a new option for its Missing Messages feature that would allow users to automatically delete messages from a particular chat after 90 days. It may come along with the option to automatically disappear messages after 24 hours, which is also supposedly in the testing phase at this time. WhatsApp originally introduced the … Read more

Google will discontinue the Android Auto Mobile app from Android 12 in favor of Google Assistant

US tech giant Google has confirmed that it will end its standalone app “Android Auto for Phone Screens” from Android 12. According to The Verge, those who want a user-friendly interface for driving on their Android phone should instead use Google Assistant’s driving mode, which is available in Google Maps, or the native Android Auto … Read more

Pokémon Unite opens preregistration for Android, iOS devices; Released on September 22nd

The online multiplayer Battle Arena (MOBA) game Pokémon Unite will be released for the Android and iOS platforms on September 22nd. The game is currently available for pre-registration and users who pre-register for the game will receive additional bonus content if certain conditions are met. Pokémon Unite was released for Nintendo Switch on July 21st. … Read more

Soundcore R500 earphones with neckband and 20 hours of playback, launched in India

The Soundcore R500 neckband headphones were launched in India. The headphones can provide 20 hours of playback on a single charge – with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port. Soundcore’s cost-effective offering has 10mm drivers that can deliver immersive HD sound. Soundcore R500 comes with Bluetooth v5 compatibility for Android and iOS smartphones. … Read more

Twitter DMs get improvements: now easier to share tweets with people, better navigation and more

Twitter announced several changes to the direct message (DM) in the coming weeks. The microblogging platform shared the development via its official account, announcing that users can now DM a tweet or message for 20 different conversations. Some of the other changes and improvements include a quick scroll button, a new ‘Add reaction’ action and … Read more