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Telcos Start Trials Of Caller ID Services In India To Check Spam Calls

Telecom operators have commenced trials of caller ID services in specific locations in response to government and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) directives, says a report by Economic Times (ET). Telcos have commenced "limited trials" in Mumbai and Haryana, with plans to expand to additional cities in the coming weeks, according to a report by Times of India, which cited sources familiar with the matter. However, it is not clear which telecom service providers are conducting the trials in these areas. Calling Name Presentation Being Conducted In These Areas As per sources mentioned in the report, the trials for the Calling Name Presentation (CNAP) service are currently restricted to these areas, with intentions to potentially broaden to addi...
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The Woman Who Made Microchips A Reality Passes Away At 86

A pioneering computer scientist, Lynn Conway, who was fired back in the 1960s by IBM for revealing that she was transgender, breathed her last on June 9 in Michigan. She passed away at the age of 86 and her husband, Charles Rogers, said that she died due to the complications of two heart attacks in a hospital. It was due to her work that microchips became a reality. Conway was one of the few who received a formal apology from IBM for firing her, however, this apology came around 52 years after the incident. When she left IBM in 1968, she became one of the first Americans who underwent sex reassignment surgery. She kept the news hidden for around 31 years in 'stealth' mode due to the fear of career reprisals and concern for her physical safety. She was su...
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Google Rolls Out New ‘Listen To This Page’ Feature For Android Users, Here’s What It Means

Google is rolling out a new feature for Chrome users on Android with which the users can 'listen to a webpage'. You won't have to read through the webpage now as Google is here to take care of that. Chrome will read out the whole webpage to you in the language as well as in the voice of your choice. This will transform reading into a more versatile, hands-free experience. According to a report by 9to5Google, all stable users will get access to this new feature soon. ALSO READ | Samsung Unpacked Event Details Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6, Flip 6 Might Be Revealed On July 10 What Controls Do Users Have Over Google's New Feature Google unveiled this feature through a help page and noted that users will now be able to listen to the text they read on a web...
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No Fee For Holding Multiple SIM Cards, Says TRAI

A day after multiple media reports said that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) proposed a measure where users would be charged a fee for mobile and landline numbers, the telecom regulator on Friday categorically denied them and termed them "baseless." Earlier this month, the regulatory authority overseeing telecom services in India released a consultation paper on the "Revision of the National Numbering Plan." The paper had sought feedback from the industry on the potential implementation of financial penalties for telecom operators if allocated telecommunications identifier (TI) resources are left unused after a specified period. What Are Telecommunications Identifiers Telecommunications identifiers (TIs) are sequences composed of digits,...
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You May Soon Be Required To Pay For Your Mobile And Landline Number. Here’s Everything You Need

You might soon be required to pay for your mobile and landline numbers as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed a measure where users will be charged a fee for these numbers. The body that regulates telecom services in the country mentioned that National Numbering Plan will ensure a structured approach for allocation and utilisation of Telecommunication Identifiers (TI) resources. This move is likely to affect those who have multiple unused SIM cards in their devices.   Also read: Oppo F27 Pro+ Launches As India's First IP69 Rated Phone. Specifications, Prices, More The TRAI has stated that the rapid advancements in communication technologies -- such as the extensive deployment of 5G networks, machine-to-machine communication and Inte...
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Elon Musk Allegedly Had Sex With SpaceX Employee, Asked Another Female Staff To Have His Babies

Tech billionaire Elon Musk had a sexual relationship with an employee who was a former intern at his firm SpaceX and later joined his executive team, says a report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Musk allegedly asked another employee to have his babies, which she declined. Following her refusal, she was denied a raise and Musk reportedly criticised her performance. The exclusive report by WSJ further claimed that the tech billionaire fostered a workplace culture at both SpaceX and electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla that made female employees "feel uncomfortable." Musk Gave Female Employees 'Unusual Amount Of Attention' The report, citing female employees at Tesla, claimed that he gave these women "an unusual amount of attention" or pursued them. Meanwhi...
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Xiaomi 14 Civi First Impressions: A Leica-ble Budget Flagship

Xiaomi 14 Civi First Impressions: Mention the word 'budget flagship' and the first thing most folks start looking for is the list of compromises that have been made to keep the device relatively affordable - is the material less than top notch, is the processor on the older side, are four of the five cameras actually 2-megapixel 'depth' snappers, and so on. The Xiaomi 14 Civi ('Civi' for cinematic vision, although gamers can also consider it to be a tribute to Sid Meier) is a surprisingly solid Source link
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iPhones Getting Call Recording And Transcribing Feature Through iOS 18

At its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple unveiled new call recording and transcribing features as part of the much-anticipated iOS 18. This update will allow users to record and transcribe phone calls and automatic notifications will be sent to all parties, that the call is being recorded. Whether you are making or receiving a call, you can activate the recording feature. During the call, your iPhone will generate a transcript of the conversation as well. Audio Transcription On iPhones To Ve Available In These Languages According to the footnote on Apple’s iOS 18 preview page, audio transcription will be available only in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and Portuguese. After initiating or ...
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‘Apple Has No Clue What’s Actually Going On’: Elon Musk Cries Foul, Threatens To Ban Apple

Elon Musk took to X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday and announced plans to ban the use of Apple devices at his companies if the Cupertino giant incorporates OpenAI technology into its operating system. Musk, known for his roles as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as owner of X, criticised the potential security risks of integrating OpenAI at the OS level. "If Apple integrates OpenAI at the OS level, then Apple devices will be banned at my companies. That is an unacceptable security violation," Musk stated in his tweet. He further elaborated that visitors to his companies would be required to surrender their Apple devices, which would then be stored in a Faraday cage to prevent any potential data breaches. And visitors will have to check their Apple d...
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Here’s The Full List Of iPhone Models That Will Support iOS 18

A reliable tipster on X, formerly Twitter, known for accurately sharing iOS build numbers, posted ahead of Apple WWDC 2024 conference that iOS 18 will support the same iPhone models as iOS 17. The Cupertino-based tech giant is likely to unveil the much-anticipated iOS 18 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 10. The update is expected to be introduced to all compatible iPhones in September, with the launch of the purported iPhone 16 series. Notably, iOS 18 will introduce an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven transformation of the iPhone operating system, called "Apple Intelligence." However, some of these advanced features may not be available on older iPhone models, the tipster noted. According to the same source, as spotted by ...
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Apple WWDC 2024 LIVE UPDATES: iOS 18, iPadOS 18 On The Horizon

Apple WWDC 2024 LIVE UPDATES: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 is set to commence tonight, on June 10, and will run through June 14. While Apple has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the event, speculation has been rife about what might be unveiled. According to industry insiders, the tech giant is likely to showcase several new software developments, including iOS 18, watchOS 11, and VisionOS 2.  Apple WWDC 2024: AI On iOS 18 In its bid to keep pace with competitors in the AI sector, Apple is rumoured to be making significant strides. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has indicated that iOS 18 will be a "relatively groundbreaking" update featuring "major new features and designs," with a strong emphasis on artificial intelligence. Among the anticipated features are ad...
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Apple WWDC 2024: Here’s How & When You Can Watch The Expected Launch Of iOS 18

Apple WWDC 2024: The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 is just a day away now. The event is scheduled to kickstart tomorrow in California and it will go on till June 14. There are two ways to attend the programme, one is in-person at Apple Park, and the second is in the digital format. We can watch the whole event live as it happens while sitting at our home. Numerous things are expected to be unveiled in these five days. Speculations regarding them have been making waves among the tech enthusiasts.  ALSO READ | Apple WWDC 2024: What To Expect From iOS 18? From Siri Getting Smarter To Eye-Tracking Feature Apple WWDC 2024: Where Can I Watch Apple intends to stream the WWDC live on its website and YouTube channel. If you miss the live event...
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Apple Fans Waiting For Foldable iPhone Will Have To Wait, Launch Delayed Until 2027: Report

Apple's Foldable Phone made headlines earlier this year regarding the expected launch, however, according to the latest reports, the iPhone maker is expected to postpone the launch of the foldable phone significantly. According to the market research firm, TrendForce, Apple has postponed the launch of the foldable phone until 2027. This might come as a shocker for many especially with so many rumours floating around the device and Apple's alleged plan to join the foldable phone lineup.  As per the reactions on several social media platforms regarding the same, it seems like both tech enthusiasts as well as Apple fans are not very happy with this news as they were eagerly waiting for the release of a foldable iPhone which they could flaunt. According to a...
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Netflix May Stop Working On Older Apple TV Sets: Here’s Why

Netflix has announced its decision to discontinue support for certain older generations of Apple TVs. As reported by Apple Insider, stating that the company has begun notifying its customers via email. The move, according to Netflix, aims to uphold the quality of the Netflix viewing experience. As per the Netflix Support page, as of July 31, 2024, the streaming service will no longer be accessible on Apple TV (2nd generation) and Apple TV (3rd generation). These models have been deemed "obsolete" by Apple, which has consequently ceased servicing the hardware, seven years after its discontinuation from the market.  ALSO READ: Kapil Sharma Says His Netflix Show Streams In 192 Countries. Let's Find Out Which Nations Can’t Watch 'Great Indian Kapil Show' Sup...
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iPhone 16 Pro Might Hit The Market With The Thinnest Bezels Ever: Report

We are slowly nearing the expected launch of the iPhone 16 series. The upcoming series is likely to bring several major upgrades including the Pro model boasting the slimmest bezels ever seen on a smartphone. As per Ice Universe, the Pro models are likely to come with the slimmest bezels ever by beating the record of iPhone 15 Pro and devices from competitors like Samsung. The upcoming iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max are also expected to see an increase in size. In fact, the Pro model is expected to go from 6.1 inches to 6.3 inches, and the Pro Max model might be the biggest iPhone, measuring 6.9 inches, which is an increase from 6.7 inches. Apple is on its way to achieving this due to the possible adoption of Border Reduction Structure (BRS) technology. This ...