WeekRewind27

Week Rewind 27, you will get all the quick rewinds of last week, including hot topics and new innovation. Last week From  5th April 2021 to 11th April 2021, was a wonderful week in terms of few new innovations in gadgets. We had listed it as follow:

1. Signal testing its own cryptocurrencies payments platform
2. 'Hey Umang' to deliver govt services through voice commands soon
3. How electronic smart tattoos can remotely control you and your phone
4. Samsung Shortcut Codes
5. Seagate: The first company to ship 3 zettabyte of storage since its inception
6. Samsung is reutilizing its former Galaxy phones as accessible eye care tools
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite may launch in Europe soon
8. Samsung may collaborate with Olympus for its smartphone cameras
9. Samsung has launched its smart monitors M5 and M7 in India
10. Android malware spreads by creating automatic replies to messages on WhatsApp
11. Data of 500 million LinkedIn users have leaked online
12. Facebook launched Clubhouse 'Competitor' Hotline
13. Realme launched C20, C21, C25 in India
14. Google I/O 2021 will take place in May as a virtual event, Android 12 and much more expected
15. Google's new AR tool allows you to create tunnels directly to the other side of the Earth
16. LG announces "three-year pledge" to roll out future Android updates
17.Realme has launched new earbuds
18. Acer Nitro 5 launched in India
19. Signal is testing a privacy-focused payments feature
20. OnePlus Pay files a trademark in India launches soon
21. More than 500 Million Facebook Users Personal Details on Sale
22. Xiaomi uses a Mi Band 5's display as Mi 11 Ultra's secondary display
23. Huawei now sells its own line of monitors
24. Oppo F19 series launched in India
25. Hp Chromebook 11a launches in India
26. Apple TV may add support for 120Hz display
27. Apple iOS 14.5 will arrive this month; highlighted features of the new update
28. Now Migrate your WhatsApp Account easily across Platforms
29. AOW 14: APPS OF THE WEEK
30. Jio & Qualcomm Announces Call of Duty E-Sports Tournament
31. New WhatsApp Scam Hacks User Accounts By Posing As Their Contacts
32. Spotify with "Hey Spotify" Hand Free Activation command
33. Samsung Galaxy F12 launched in India
34. No more smartphones LG officials claimed
35. Withdraw money from an ATM without using cards
36. vivo X60T series launched on MediaTek Dimensity 1100 in China
37. Apple Arcade Adds 30 New Games, Two New Game Categories
38. Huawei Band 6: A better fitness device alternative or just a rebranded version

 

Last week as a short recap:

1. Signal testing its own cryptocurrencies payments platform

The company says those interested in trying out the feature must live in the UK for now, and those who qualify can sign up for MobileCoin and access the feature through the Signal betaDetailed Read Here.

2. 'Hey Umang' to deliver govt services through voice commands soon

The voice assistant is part of India’s larger AI strategy to better connect with the more than 700 million internet users in the country. That’s why India launched a chatbot on WhatsApp to answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and fight misinformation last year.  Detailed Read Here

3. How electronic smart tattoos can remotely control you and your phone

A group of Ph.D. students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research has come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC.  Detailed Read Here

4. Samsung Shortcut Codes

There are multiple forums on the internet where you can get a list of hidden secret shortcuts codes, that will pop up a menu full of extra diagnostics and informative menus. Detailed Read Here

5. Seagate: The first company to ship 3 zettabyte of storage since its inception

As per the recent news, the company has declared that it is successful to ship about 3 Zettabyte(ZB) of data storage since its inception.  Detailed Read Here 

6. Samsung is reutilizing its former Galaxy phones as accessible eye care tools

The huge Korean company Samsung has started reutilizing its older Galaxy mobiles to build cost-effective eye care tools to help ophthalmic health care organizations. Detailed Read Here

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite may launch in Europe soon

The device, dubbed Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite was leaked by WalkingCat in February. Evan Blass from Voice also reported on the device releasing further images of the same. Now, the appearance of the support pages of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite suggests that it will go official in European markets soon.  Detailed Read Here

8. Samsung may collaborate with Olympus for its smartphone cameras

Twitter user Yogesh was the first one to report this. Later reliable whistle-blower Ice Universe confirmed this on Weibo.   Detailed Read Here

9. Samsung has launched its smart monitors M5 and M7 in India

Samsung is a well-known company for its smartphones and other gadgets. Last year in November the giant company unveiled its smart monitor. Today, Samsung has launched its world's first " do- it - all "  smart monitors,  M5  and M7 in India.   Detailed Read Here

10. Android malware spreads by creating automatic replies to messages on WhatsApp

The malware tried to seduce others by offering a free Netflix service by sending the following autoresponder to WhatsApp messages arriving at the victim. “Free 2 Months Netflix Premium Free for Quarantine Reasons (Coronavirus).  Detailed Read Here

11. Data of 500 million LinkedIn users have leaked online

The leaked data of LinkedIn users includes the user's information like email address, LinkedIn IDs, name, contact numbers, social media profiles link, and professional title.  This all data is being sold by hackers for 4 digits of the minimum amount. Detailed Read Here

12. Facebook launched Clubhouse 'Competitor' Hotline

In a report, it has been said that Hotline seems to be inspired by Clubhouse as its user interface looks similar to it with the speaker section placed on top and even the host being featured in a round profile icon or live video stream.  Detailed Read Here

13. Realme launched C20, C21, C25 in India

Nowadays in every couple of days, realme is launching its new smartphones. Today, the company has launched its C20, C21, and C25 from C - series in India.   Detailed Read Here

14. Google I/O 2021 will take place in May as a virtual event, Android 12 and much more expected

Last year, in 2020 had to cancel because of a global Coronavirus pandemic. It was going to be the physical I/O arranged by GoogleDetailed Read Here

15. Google's new AR tool allows you to create tunnels directly to the other side of the Earth

To experience the tool, you have to point your phone’s camera at the ground, tap the little tornado object, and it will show you a hole to the other side of the Earth. You can also change the angle of your device, to control how your tunnel intersects the Earth and even open the location in Google Earth to get a better look around.  Detailed Read Here

16. LG announces "three-year pledge" to roll out future Android updates

LG premium models launched in 2019 or later will receive a “three-OS-update guarantee” from their date of release. These include the G series, V series, VELVET, and Wing models. Certain models launched in 2020 such as LG Stylo and K series will get two updates.  Detailed Read Here

17.Realme has launched new earbuds

In February after launching the realme buds air 2 the company, now has successfully launched the new Realme buds air 2 Neo in Pakistan. With the unveiling still four days away, we expect Realme to confirm more features of the Buds Air 2 Neo in the days leading up to the announcement.  Detailed Read Here

18. Acer Nitro 5 launched in India

We all know gaming is getting popular day by day, with this today Acer has launched two brand new Nitro 5 gaming laptops that have Ryzen 5000- series chips. In comparison to the previously launched laptop, these are provided with various upgrades to provide the best gaming experience to their consumers.  Detailed Read Here

19. Signal is testing a privacy-focused payments feature

“We want payments in Signal to be fast, private, and work well on mobile devices. The first payments protocol we’ve added support for is a privacy-focused payments network called MobileCoin, which has its own currency, MOB,” wrote Harada.  Detailed Read Here

20. OnePlus Pay files a trademark in India launches soon

Overall, OnePlus has a 2.5% market share in the Indian smartphone market. However, in the premium segment, which has phones priced at over INR 25,000, the Chinese company has a 15% market share.  Detailed Read Here

21. More than 500 Million Facebook Users Personal Details on Sale

According to a Motherboard report, the bot exploited the Facebook vulnerability to access every Facebook account across all countries. The Telegram bot was selling a phone number or Facebook ID for $20 or INR 1,500, while batches of 10,000 numbers were being sold at $5,000 each.  Detailed Read Here

22. Xiaomi uses a Mi Band 5's display as Mi 11 Ultra's secondary display

23. Huawei now sells its own line of monitors

The monitor comes with a sleek and seamless unibody design, surrounded by narrow bezels on either side and on the top. The narrow bezels just measure in at just 5.7mm. The monitor has a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. Detailed Read Here

24. Oppo F19 series launched in India

Below is the article, we will talk about the price and some of the main features of the new Oppo F19. So, here we go. You can consider it a lower sibling of Oppo F19 Pro and oppo F19 Pro 5G.  Detailed Read Here

25. Hp Chromebook 11a launches in India

With the launch of the new Pavilion laptops which consist of 11th gen intel CPUs, the company HP has launched its new chrome book 11a  in India which is specially designed for students.  Detailed Read Here 

26. Apple TV may add support for 120Hz display

The current Apple TV 4K doesn’t support 120Hz, even with a software update solely due to the fact that it is equipped with an HDMI 2.0 port, which is limited to 4K resolution at 60Hz. For a 120Hz display, an HDMI 2.1 port is essential.  Detailed Read Here 

27. Apple iOS 14.5 will arrive this month; highlighted features of the new update

During the pandemic, the iPhone’s face recognition feature proved to be ineffective when your face is covered with a mask. Thus, Apple decided to solve this feature by utilizing the Apple watch.  Detailed Read Here 

28. Now Migrate your WhatsApp Account easily across Platforms

The only drawback of this feature if you are moving from one platform to another most commonly, iOS and Android. In this case, there is no option of utilizing the backup of your account present on Google Drive in Android Application onto iOS Application or vice versa.  Detailed Read Here 

29. AOW 14: APPS OF THE WEEK

So, Gizmeek had decided to list out the Top 5 Indian Android developers apps of the week. Users will get this list every Friday from now onwards.  Detailed Read Here

30. Jio & Qualcomm Announces Call of Duty E-Sports Tournament

Rajen Vagadia vice president & president, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd said at the announcement, "Mobile gaming is one of the fastest-growing segments in India. Almost 90% of the gamers in India are using their mobile as their primary device for gaming".  Detailed Read Here

31. New WhatsApp Scam Hacks User Accounts By Posing As Their Contacts

This does attract various hackers, as there is a huge amount of personal data present over the social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram. LinkedIn etc.  Detailed Read Here

32. Spotify with "Hey Spotify" Hand Free Activation command

Various reports earlier suggested that Spotify is working on command to activate the hands-free mode, inspired by Google, Siri assistant etc. This time a person has received the notification to activate the feature. Detailed Read Here

33. Samsung Galaxy F12 launched in India

After a successful launch of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, today the company has launched two brand new F series smartphones in India. These are Galaxy F12 and Galaxy F02.  Detailed Read Here

34. No more smartphones LG officials claimed

The company has confirmed the news by an official blog post. According to LG, the present stock smartphone will be available in the market for sale. Moreover, the company also said that it will provide a software update for a specific period.  And it can vary according to the region.  Detailed Read Here

35. Withdraw money from an ATM without using cards

Using the facility, customers can withdraw cash using their mobile with any application which is UPI enabled like BHIM, Paytm, GPay. Currently functioning ATMs can all be upgraded with new software for this. You will have to scan a new QR code every time you want to withdraw money.  Detailed Read Here

36. vivo X60T series launched on MediaTek Dimensity 1100 in China

On DSLR we can just change the lens, but Smartphone doesn't have this luxury, so I guess if the Portrait camera is trying to archive good results it would need a higher focal length to allow taking the shot from further.  Detailed Read Here

37. Apple Arcade Adds 30 New Games, Two New Game Categories

This includes NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition by 2K Games with the latest NBA roster for 5-on-5 basketball. A new game called Simon's Cat: Story Time has also been launched, developed by Tactile Games Limited.  Detailed Read Here

38. Huawei Band 6: A better fitness device alternative or just a rebranded version

The image shows that the device will sport a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a lift-to-wake function. The screen is almost 1.5 times that of the Huawei Band 4.   Detailed Read Here

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