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TikTok servers go down in India after government ban

TikTok servers go down in India after government ban

After a large, sweeping ban of 59 Chinese apps was issued by the Indian government yesterday, the biggest and hottest name on that list is now officially down in India: TikTok. The app’s servers are no longer active, and VPNs don’t seem to be working for everyone to circumvent the ban. The clock has been...

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Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 5G and budget wireless earbuds land in India

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 5G and budget wireless earbuds land in India

Xiaomi’s extensive reach in the Indian smartphone market is largely due to its entry and mid-tier phones popularized under the Redmi sub-brand. The company did branch out to budget flagships with the Mi Mix 2, Poco F1, and the Redmi K20 Pro in the last couple of years, but it kept this crucial market devoid...

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WhatsApp Payments to start rolling out by the end of May in India

WhatsApp Payments to start rolling out by the end of May in India

For more than two years, WhatsApp has been working towards its own payment platform in India, and it looks like these efforts will soon pay off. As Moneycontrol reports, the company plans to launch WhatsApp Payments in cooperation with four financial institutions by the end of May. The service will be based on India’s government-supported...

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YouTube India says bye to millions, hello to lakhs and crores

YouTube India says bye to millions, hello to lakhs and crores

Over the course of history, societies have developed their own number systems to suit their own needs. These days, most of the world shares a common base 10 system, but different regions still have their own significant magnitudes. Enter the crore and lakh and a major change on the part of YouTube India to start...

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Google Phone app’s call recording is live for some in India

Google Phone app’s call recording is live for some in India

Google has been working on call recording in its Phone app for some time now — we’ve first seen some evidence back in January, followed by some screenshots and videos of the feature in action. It seems like the company is getting ready to roll it out to the public as first people in India...

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Disney+ launched in India today (Updated)

Disney+ launched in India today (Updated)

Netflix’s nearly global footprint dwarfs Disney+, but the five-month-old streaming service is filling the gaps rather quickly. While the service went live in North America, the Netherlands, and parts of Australasia in November, it’s set to reach more countries in Europe and Asia later this month. Ahead of its March 29 release in India, the...

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Disney+ is coming to India on April 3 with pricier subscription tiers (Updated)

Disney+ is coming to India on April 3 with pricier subscription tiers (Updated)

Netflix’s nearly global footprint dwarfs Disney+, but the five-month-old streaming service is filling the gaps rather quickly. While the service went live in North America, the Netherlands, and parts of Australasia in November, it’s set to reach more countries in Europe and Asia later this month. Ahead of its March 29 release in India, the...

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YouTube caps streaming quality at 480p in India due to coronavirus

YouTube caps streaming quality at 480p in India due to coronavirus

YouTube and many other streaming services have lowered their bandwidth utilization to prevent possible network congestion problems due to everyone staying home and using the internet more than usual in these trying times. For many, YouTube videos start playing at 480p or 720p automatically, but it’s still possible to manually select a higher resolution. According...