Google Chrome

Now Apple users can set Google search, Chrome and Gmail as defaults

Google has given its users easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail on the new Apple iOS 14

Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: The best noise-cancelling headphones, improved

Many of the other new features in this generation are on the software side of things, so using Sony’s Headphones Connect app is a no-brainer

Online shopping

Online shopping is growing exponentially in Asia; sales to hit $2.5 trillion by 2024

Due to the pandemic, adoption of online grocery is getting a boost

Apple

Apple to open an online store in India for Diwali 

For logistics support, Apple has partnered with Blue Dart to be its on-ground fulfillment partner

Whatsapp

WhatsApp Web to get another layer of security via fingerprint authentication feature

In addition, WhatsApp is reportedly bringing a fix for a bug that caused the removal of recently used emojis after the app is updated

Chingari signs music licensing deal with T-Series

As a result of the partnership, all Chingari users in India, other Saarc nations, and in the Middle East will get access to the music collection of T-Series

Reports suggest ByteDance plans TikTok IPO on US stock exchange

The move for a TikTok IPO globally on a US stock exchange is aimed at addressing ownership concerns, said the report on Thursday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter

Google removes Paytm app from Playstore for violating gambling policies

Google said that it does not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting

NYT and Facebook to co-develop AR features on Instagram to help users contextualise news reports

The AR filters and effects on Instagram that will help users access and contextualise journalism at the media outlet
 

Uber introduces a public transport feature on its app in partnership with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited

Riders will be able to plan their transit journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions

The ban on 'WeChat' in the US won't target users

Use and downloading of the app for this limited purpose will not be a defined transaction, and such users will not be targeted or subject to penalties

Google Play Store

Google imposes a ban on all stalkerware apps in the Play Store from October 

Stalkerware apps track a user's movements and snoop on calls and messages

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook to make smart sunglasses with Ray-Ban by next year

The Ray-Ban branded smart glasses will combine innovative technology with fashion-forward style and help people better connect with friends and family

Sony PlayStation 5

Sony confirms the PlayStation 5 will arrive on November 19 

The console is priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for the digital edition

Report: Will TikTok-Oracle deal result in a separate US firm? 

However, what will be the size of Oracle's ownership is still not clear