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WWDC 2020: Which Is the Best Feature of iOS 14?

The WWDC 2020 special episode of Orbital is here and we have some of the most passionate Apple fans in India on this episode. Joining host Pranay Parab are Preshit Deorukhkar (a digital media consultant who works in marketing at Readdle) and Tanmay Sonawane (developer of iOS exclusive apps Soor and VeroSMS). On this episode […]

Belgium adopts mobile tracking to limit beach crowds

Belgium has set up a new system to track mobile phones in order to limit crowding of seaside resorts and beaches that formally open for the summer season on Saturday. Health authorities across Europe are concerned at the prospect of masses flocking to local beaches and risking the spread of the coronavirus, such as at […]

West Bengal government to use ISRO’s remote-sensing tech to assess

With a view to speed up the process of insurance claim settlement for farmers, the West Bengal government has decided to use ISRO‘s data-collection technology to verify and assess the quantum of destruction caused to crops due to severe weather. According to the state agricultural department, officials are in talks with the National Remote Sensing […]

HC declines to entertain PIL for direction to telcos not

The Delhi High Court Friday said courts cannot do charity at the cost of others while declining to entertain a PIL seeking directions to TRAI and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to ensure that operators do not block incoming services of subscribers during the COVID-19 pandemic “Telecom companies also need money. Courts cannot do charity […]

Twitch Confronts Its Role in Streaming’s #MeToo Reckoning

A couple of weeks into talking, though, one of his channel moderators, who goes by Snookville, wrote her a message warning her about Earney’s alleged behavior toward women. The moderator said he saw Earney bring multiple women—up-and-coming Twitch streamers—in and out of his room at conventions, including after telling another woman he would just see […]

It’s Time to Reboot the Violent Videogames Debate

Christopher J. Ferguson is a psychology professor who often appears on TV to defend violent videogames. Having grown up during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, he’s all too aware that adults tend toward hysteria when it comes to youth culture. “In general, be suspicious of people that are ‘saving children’ by trying to restrict […]

TikTok says it will stop accessing clipboard content on iOS

TikTok says it will stop accessing users’ clipboard content on iOS devices, after a new privacy transparency feature in iOS 14 revealed the video sharing platform was continuing the practice it had pledged last year to discontinue, the Telegraph reported. Whenever a third-party app accesses the clipboard of a device with iOS 14, a notification […]

TCL’s 10 Pro Android phone is $70 off at Amazon

TCL’s 10 Pro phone is nearly $70 off at Amazon for the first time since it released recently in May 2020. You can pick one up for $382 (normally $450). You might not have realized that TCL makes smartphones, but this mid-range device actually compares favorably to the likes of Apple’s new iPhone SE and […]

Google Pay Is Not Banned, but Is Authorised and Protected

Google Pay is not banned in India, clarified the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The NPCI is an umbrella organisation that operates digital payments in India, and developed the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) which is used for payments by platforms like Google Pay, PhonePe, and Paytm. On social media, there is a trending hashtag […]

OnePlus 8 Pro vs Mi 10 5G: Which Is the

The OnePlus 8 Pro and the Mi 10 5G from Xiaomi are both excellent value flagship offerings, but if one of them has to be your next purchase, which one should it be? I’ve seen this question pop up quite a bit, so let’s settle this once and for all. Having reviewed both phones, it’s […]