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YouTube Shorts Beta Rollout Begins in US After India Testing

YouTube on Thursday started rolling out an early version of its Shorts quick-clip feature in the United States, ramping up its challenge to TikTok.

The popularity of YouTube Shorts soared during testing in India, and it has been racking up more than 6.5 billion views a day by people tuning in overall, according to product lead Todd Sherman of the Google-owned video service.

"We're introducing our YouTube Shorts Beta to the United States starting today, as we continue to build…


Added by Rocker on March 22, 2021 at 4:54am — No Comments

SpaceX Crew Dragon Departs ISS for Earth With Two US Astronauts

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida. NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, ending a two month stay for the first US astronauts to reach the orbiting lab on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade.

"And they are off!" the US space agency tweeted, with Doug Hurley and…


Added by Rocker on August 3, 2020 at 12:45pm — No Comments


Google is an American company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The company owns the Android operating system, which is the world's most popular smartphone OS. Google's impressive portfolio of services includes Gmail, YouTube, and Google Search, making it one of the biggest Internet companies in the world. Google's latest mobile launch is the Pixel 4 XL. The smartphone was…


Added by Rocker on July 11, 2020 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Instagram Reels: How to Create TikTok-Style Videos

Missing TikTok? Instagram Reels is here to keep you entertained and to help you unleash your creativity via short videos. Now that TikTok has been banned, Instagram Reels has the opportunity to become its most popular replacement. We've already seen apps made by Indian developers, such as Mitron and Chingari, attempt to capture the TikTok audience and now the big guns are stepping in. Instagram is owned by Facebook and it already has millions of users in India. With Reels, it could be the…


Added by Rocker on July 11, 2020 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Facebook, Instagram Ban Content Promoting 'Conversion Therapy'

Facebook on Friday said it is banning content that promotes "conversion therapy," which is based on the unfounded notion that gays can change their sexual orientation through psychological or spiritual intervention.

Facebook and its image-centric social network Instagram are updating policies to require removal of content that directly promotes conversion therapy when such posts are flagged by users, according to the California-based internet giant.

The move is an extension of…


Added by Rocker on July 11, 2020 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Chinese apps banned

Chinese Apps Banned in India: Several of the 59 Chinese apps banned by the government have a wide reach in India. Who owns the most popular ones, who runs their India operations, and what is their reach in the country?

On Monday, the Centre announced an interim ban on 59 apps with Chinese links, citing “emergent threats” to the country’s sovereignty and national security. These included popular mobile apps such as TikTok, CamScanner and UCBrowser, which together command…


Added by Rocker on July 1, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How will the ban of TikTok and other Chinese apps

India on Monday banned 59 apps originating from China, including very popular ones like the short video platform TikTok, UC Browser, file sharing app ShareIt, and CamScanner, which allows iOS and Android devices to be used as image and document scanners.

What is the legal basis for India’s action?

The ban has been enforced under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any…


Added by Rocker on July 1, 2020 at 2:28pm — No Comments

India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Helo, WeChat

The government banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including top social media platforms such as TikTok, Helo and WeChat, to counter the threat posed by these applications to the country's “sovereignty and security,” it said in a press release late on Monday.…


Added by Rocker on July 1, 2020 at 1:53pm — No Comments


On many occasions, you don’t know how you can get the most out of your smartphone. When you are browsing among the different menus of the mobile, it is very likely that you will not locate certain data or information of interest about it.

However, there are a wide variety of secret codes, both on Android mobiles as well as those that operate under iOS, which give access to special and configuration options, as well as other menus other than those that the user usually…


Added by Rocker on May 15, 2020 at 1:11pm — No Comments


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