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Aadhaar authentication through Face ID from July 1 onwards

Aadhaar authentication through Face ID from July 1 onwards

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will introduce ‘Face ID’ on July 1 to enable Aadhaar holders to authenticate their identity to access services, benefits and subsidies. The 'Face ID' would help people without biometrics or those with poor biometrics to avoid authentication failures and financial exclusion. The court has repeatedly been referring to how biometric authentication failures had deprived citizens of their rightful entitlements like pension and provident fund. It has highlighted that people with physical disabilities and the mentally challenged may face the danger of financial exclusion. Accessing benefits In a presentation to the Supreme Court, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey showed photographs of persons a
This new upcoming feature will ‘change’ WhatsApp Groups forever

This new upcoming feature will ‘change’ WhatsApp Groups forever

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WhatsApp group tend to be quite irritating sometimes with all participants responding at the same time. Also, WhatsApp groups are proven to be a potential tool to spread rumours and fake news among a large number of users. In order to tackle this, WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a “Restrict Group” feature for its iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps. This feature will only allow WhatsApp group admins to send messages in the group. While all group members will be able to see these messages, only admins will be allowed to respond to these texts. Other group members can only read them. The ‘Restrict Group’ feature will also prevent non-admin participants from sending photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages if the group admin or admins doesn’t allow them. The feature is sai
Now, watch Facebook, Instagram videos within WhatsApp

Now, watch Facebook, Instagram videos within WhatsApp

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In a bid to increase user engagement, popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp has rolled out an update by which users can view content from Facebook and Instagram within its app itself. In the present day, a user who receives videos or images from Facebook, Instagram or any such app would be redirected to these apps to view the content. However, this is set to change with the new update, reports The Verge. In its latest update rolled out for select iOS users, WhatsApp support will allow users to play Instagram and Facebook videos within the app, without exiting the chat. Apart from this, the new update also introduces the ability to add and revoke admin privileges from users in a group chat and empowers admins to edit the subject, description, an icon of a chat that is already un...
UPI transactions rise to 190 million in April

UPI transactions rise to 190 million in April

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 BENGALURU: The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is closing in on the 200 million monthly transactions mark, hitting 190 million in April, a nearly 7% jump from the 178-million transactions in March. The value of transactions increased to Rs 27,021 crore from Rs 24,172 crore during this period, as per data shared by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). UPI, which was launched in August 2016, had closed 2017-18 with nearly one-billion transactions of Rs 1 lakh crore in value. UPI has seen a spike in transactions in the past few months, as smartphone-based payment applications such as Paytm, Flipkart’s PhonePe, Google Tez and WhatsApp have adopted this payment channel. Subsequently, the share of the government-backed BHIM app has fallen, registering 11.95-million
Uninstall These 76 Dangerous Android Apps From Your Smartphone Right Away

Uninstall These 76 Dangerous Android Apps From Your Smartphone Right Away

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Despite deploying enhanced security measures, Google Play Store often gets hit by many malware attacks. Malicious apps on Google Play Store have been a long-time concern and pose huge risk to Android smartphone users. There have been multiple instances where gaming and utility apps have been flagged as dangerous. Among numerous apps here are 76 apps that you should uninstall from your smartphones immediately: QR Code Free Scan QR Code Scanner Pro QR Code Scan Best QR Code / Barcode Free Scan QR & Barcode Scanner Smart compass Smart QR Scanner and Generator Block Strike AIMP Parkour Simulator 3D Skanvord Wrestling WWE Action Updates NeoNeonMiner Algorithms Data Structures C Beginner Tutorial App AoVivoNaTv Stolik – Food Delivery &am
This Facebook feature was long-desired, and finally it’s here – Find out how it works

This Facebook feature was long-desired, and finally it’s here – Find out how it works

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For a long time, users have been asking Mark Zuckerberg for a feature to dislike or give a negative reaction to photos, videos among other things. Finally, the Zuckerberg-owned social media platform has heard its subscribers demand. Facebook has begun rolling out a feature called ‘downvote’ that lets users register a negative reaction to comments on the social networking platform. However, there is a slight twist to the perfect ending. Clicking the “downvote” button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks the user to say whether the comment was ‘offensive, ‘misleading’, or ‘off topic’. Facebook confirmed the test in February this year. ‘Now, it appears the feature is rolling out to a greater number of users. The Reddit-style ‘downvote’ button aims to improve the quality o
Google Launches ‘Solving For India’ Programme For Indian Startups

Google Launches ‘Solving For India’ Programme For Indian Startups

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In an effort to mentor emerging start-ups, Google India hosted a four-day boot camp for the first 10 Indian startups as part of its 'Solve for India' programme. Launched last year as an India-only pilot for mentorship by Google Developers' "Launchpad" team, 'Solve for India' focuses on bringing the best of Google expertise to help emerging startups in Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and build solutions for the country in varied fields. "We shortlisted 10 startups from 160 home-grown start-ups by travelling across 15 cities in India, and are now ready to scale this pilot as a dedicated programme for India," said Karthik Padmanabhan, Developer Relations Lead, Google India. The participants were the founders of startups, including Nebulaa, Slang Labs, PregBuddy, Lega...
Here’s how Google ‘knows’ what you are searching for

Here’s how Google ‘knows’ what you are searching for

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NEW DELHI: Google Search is one of the biggest and most used products by the firm. The application is something that is used on a daily basis by millions of users. What powers it is a complex set of algorithms. These not only act when showing thousands of relative results in ‘0.03’ seconds but also power the platform’s autocomplete predictions, making the entire search experience better and quicker. The search giant recently in a blog post revealed how the search autocomplete prediction works and how it filters inappropriate results based on different parameters. Before detailing how autocomplete prediction works, Google Search advisor, Danny Sullivan made it clear that these autocomplete results are predictions, not suggestions. This means that Google can, at the best, predict wha
WhatsApp is Finally Rolling Out the Dismiss as Admin Feature

WhatsApp is Finally Rolling Out the Dismiss as Admin Feature

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WhatsApp is now in the process of rolling out new updates to both its Android and iOS versions. The WhatsApp for iOS version 2.18.41 and WhatsApp for Android version 2.18.116 brings the much-delayed ‘Dismiss as Admin‘ feature which allows a fellow administrator to remove the admin rights of another admin. WhatsApp was said to be testing this feature back in January 2018for Android users, and it was briefly rolled out as well for some users, but today, the company is rolling out the feature to all the users with some new changes. The major motive of this feature is to make the process of removing admin rights easier because earlier if a user wanted to revoke the admin access of a person, they have to remove the person from the group first and add the person again. That was a cumbersome pr
Facebook testing prepaid mobile recharge service in India; here’s how to use it

Facebook testing prepaid mobile recharge service in India; here’s how to use it

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Just yesterday, we came across reports stating that Facebook has been testing digital payments in India within its Messenger app. To begin with, the social media giant is offering mobile recharge option, but will gradually rollout peer-to-peer, and peer-to-merchant payment service going forward, the report said. While the service is being beta tested with select users, the latest Facebook for Android app (version 168.0.0.35.90) also brings in some handy changes. To begin with, the user interface (UI) of the app has been revamped and it looks cleaner now. You have new icons that are bigger in size and look appealing too. The frequently used services show on the top, whereas the settings and privacy section has also been revamped with new icons, with grayscale logos. Among the interesting