Showing posts with label TikTok. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TikTok. Show all posts

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Eventually, Microsoft bought the TikTok

Eventually, Microsoft bought the TikTok

TikTok, which has long been embroiled in controversy over user data security, has agreed to take over US ownership. After a month-long discussion, Tiktak's parent company ByteDance has come to this kind of conclusion.

TikTok had earlier said it could sell its stake in the US company to prevent possible sanctions. But US President Donald Trump was not ready. He was planning to ban tickets in the United States from today.

But at the last minute, Tiktak is ready to give his full share to the United States. It is said that an agreement has been reached between Microsoft and BitDance for five billion US dollars.

According to the news agency Reuters, Microsoft will now be responsible for the data of Tiktak users. User data will be stored on Microsoft's servers. In other words, with the new agreement, ByteDance has thrown away its Chinese cloak.

However, neither Tiktak nor Microsoft has released any official information about the agreement. After India, the US is the second largest market for tickets.

The number of monthly active users of TickTock in the United States is 80 million. The agreement with Microsoft will provide great protection for Tiktak, which has lost two major markets in a row.

But with that comes a serious question. After Huawei, Tiktak is another example of how far the United States can go to kill or obstruct successful technology companies outside its poles.

In support of the agency

Now WhatsApp's group chat can always be 'muted'

 WhatsApp has been working on a new update for some time now. Version is expected to be released soon as a new update.

The company also includes a new feature to make users happy with group chat. It will add a feature called 'Mute Always' within the group chat.

This means that users will be able to turn off group chat notifications permanently. Earlier, group chat had the facility to be muted for one hour, eight hours and one year.

By expanding that, the company is now going to bring a facility that can be closed forever.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Instagram's 'Tiktok' coming

Instagram's 'Tiktok' coming

The rising popularity of video-sharing app Tiktok has attracted the world's leading technology companies. Following the controversial Chinese app Tiktak, the popular photo-sharing app Instagram is bringing its own 'Tiktak'.

Announcing this on Friday, Tiktok revealed that it is preparing to launch its video-sharing feature. The name of the video-sharing service of Instagram will be 'Reels'.

Reels will be launched in the United States and 50 other countries in August. Remember, Instagram has started testing reels in India since last week. Given India's ban on tickets, Instagram sees the launch of Reels in India as a test.

A Facebook spokesperson said: "We are always looking for what people want and are constantly innovating to improve the user experience. Platforms like Snap, Ticket, and others were created keeping in mind the desires of the people. But we can do that in a new way through Instagram than on those platforms and address the demands of our community. '

In Instagram's video sharing feature reels, users will be able to record, edit 15-second videos, add their favorite music and audio, and upload them to Stories and Instagram's Explore feature.

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are ahead in learning the various features of other apps. In 2016, Facebook and Instagram launched the Stories feature, which allows users to share their lost content within 24 hours.

This feature became very popular on Instagram and within 8 months, the number of users of the Instagram Stories feature surpassed the number of Snapchat users. That number doubled in 2018.

Instagram is not alone in learning about Tiktak's growing popularity. Even YouTube is making its own tick, named Shirts. YouTube shirts will be made public by the end of 2020.


The screen sharing feature on Facebook Messenger, now you can see your friend's mobile screen

Millions of people use the social media site Facebook's messenger service every day. In April, the number of monthly active users of Facebook was 2.6 billion. Facebook is constantly bringing new updates for the users. And, recently, Facebook has added an important feature to its messenger app. The screen sharing feature has now been added to Facebook Messenger.

According to Facebook, the Messenger app will have screen sharing options for Android and iOS users. Until now, this feature was only available in the web version of Messenger, which has now been rolled out to the app version.

According to Facebook, this feature will also be available in Facebook's video conferencing service 'Messenger Rooms'. It is expected that Messenger Rooms will be able to compete with Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the increasing use of virtual meetings, including video conferencing, has become a necessity for screen sharing features on such digital platforms. From sharing an official presentation, screen sharing is also required for teachers during a video or virtual reading. With the help of the new feature, users will now be able to share their phone screen with anyone in Messenger. This feature will be available to all users with new updates.

This new feature in the Messenger app can be used for one-to-one video calls as well as group video calling of up to eight people. For this, the user has to login to the Messenger app and open the app and make a video call to someone. As soon as the call is added, an option called Share Your Screen will appear in the tab at the bottom of the screen. After tapping on it, the Messenger user connected to the video call will see the screen of your smartphone.

- With the help of the agency

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Is Facebook's 'Tick' shutting down?

Is Facebook's 'Tick' shutting down?

Social media company Facebook is shutting down one of its apps, Lasso, which is said to hit Tiktak.

Facebook brought the app in 2018 and it was available in different countries of the world. The Lasso app was especially available in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Uruguay. But Facebook has informed the users through a message that the app will be closed from July 10.

Users will be able to keep their data and videos safe before the Lasso app closes.

Remember, Facebook launched the app to compete with the popular video making and sharing app Tiktak. Users can create up to 15 seconds of video in this app as in Tiktak.

While Tiktak was achieving extreme success, the Facebook app did not get much discussion. Also, Facebook could not make it global. Facebook has finally decided to shut down its service.

As soon as the Lasso app is closed, Facebook will now compete with Tiktak via Instagram Reel. Instagram Reel has been launched in Brazil. In Brazil, it has been launched under the name Cenas. After the closure of the Lasso app, Facebook is expected to launch the app on Instagram. Agency

Google bans 25 Facebook data theft apps

Google has removed 25 different Android apps from its Google Play Store. Google has taken such a step after the cyber security company Avina revealed that those apps were involved in stealing the login data of Facebook users.

Avina had revealed that the apps contained malware and through it the Facebook login data of smartphone users was stolen.

The 25 apps have been downloaded 2 million times in the Google Play Store so far. Most of them are app file manager, flash light, wallpaper management, screenshot editor and weather related apps. 

Here is a list of 25 apps that Google has removed from the Play Store:

Super Wallpapers Flashlight


Wallpaper Level

Contour level wallpaper

Iplayer & iwallpaper

Video maker

Color Wallpapers


Powerful Flashlight

Super Bright Flashlight

Super Flashlight

Solitaire game

Accurate scanning of QR code

Classic card game

Junk file cleaning

Synthetic Z

File Manager

Composite Z

Screenshot capture

Daily Horoscope Wallpapers

Wuxia Reader

Plus Weather

Anime Live Wallpaper

iHealth step counter


Social media photos will not be stored in Google Photos

Google will stop automatically storing photos and videos from social media such as Instagram and WhatsApp in the Google Photos app.

According to a recent decision by Google, photos and videos received by users through social media platforms will no longer be automatically 'backed up' in the Google Photos app.

Google said the decision was made to save Internet resources, saying users shared more photos and videos during the Corona virus epidemic.

Google Photos captures the user's device storage as well as bandwidth.

YouTube and Netflix, among others, have already decided to reduce Internet traffic by reducing the pressure on the Internet network to prevent the world from crashing.

These apps will be affected by the recent decision not to store social media content in Google Photos:



§ Instagram








However, photos and videos that have already been backed up to Google Photos will not be affected.

Remember that some apps, including WhatsApp, have the option to disable the option to store videos and photos automatically in the Google app.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

China's response to the Indian ban on apps including TikTok

This is China's response to the Indian ban on apps including TikTok

Agency. Amid the ongoing border dispute, Chart on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps. Including the popular social app Ticktock and WeChat. Alibaba Group's UC Browser has also banned Baidu Maps.

These apps can be used on both mobile and computer. The Indian government has described the ban on the app as an emergency measure and a step towards national security. Indian and Chinese troops are facing each other in the border area of ​​Kazakh.

Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in a tense clash between the two countries on July 1. Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted that the ban was necessary for security, sovereignty, and India's integrity. He further tweeted, "We want to protect the data and privacy of Indian citizens."

India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said in a statement: "We have received complaints about these apps from various sources. These apps were violating the privacy of the user on iOS and Android. This ban will protect mobile and internet users in India. It was important for India's security, integrity, and security. "

The Indian government did not name the Chinese government or the Chinese company in its statement and did not specify how the ban would be enforced. TikTok has commented on India's sanctions.

A spokesman for TikTok said, "The Indian government has issued an interim order banning 59 apps. Two thousand employees of Bait dance are working in India as per the rules of the government. We are proud to have millions of users in India. '

"We are in the process of complying with the order of the Government of India," TikTok said in a statement. We are also trying to present our response to the government.

The government of India is ready to follow the necessary rules for the security of the data of the ticket users. We do not share Indian user data with any foreign government. We don't even give it to the Chinese government. We take user integrity seriously. 

Nikhil Gandhi, head of TikTok India, said, "TikTok has democratized the internet. It is currently available in 14 Indian languages. There are millions of users in India.

It's a treat for people whose talents go unnoticed. Some users know the use of the Internet from the ticket. We also donated 300 million Indian rupees to the Prime Minister's Fund for the coronavirus epidemic. '

The Chinese Communist Party's English-language newspaper, the Global Times, wrote on the subject of the Indian government's decision, "This step comes at a time when tensions are rising between the two countries."

The Indian military has carried out illegal activities across the border in China and has launched provocative attacks on Chinese security forces. As a result, a deadly clash took place in Galway, a border area between India and China.

The Global Times also wrote, "Extreme nationalism has been seen in India since then. A boycott of Chinese products has been demanded.

Such pictures are being widely shared on social media, in which Indian citizens are blowing up televisions made in China. The 59 banned apps include Twitter-like Chinese-made platform Weibo, which has a verified account for the Indian prime minister, and 240,000 followers.

According to a press release from the Government of India, the Department of Home Affairs and the Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center had recommended a ban on the malicious app.

Some Indian companies are calling it a welcome step by the Indian government. Inmost, the owner of app Propose, which is competing with TikTok, said the move has opened up the market for its platform.

Similarly, the Indian social network Snapchat has also welcomed the government's move. TikTok's rival Bold India has said it will benefit from a ban on its biggest rival.

In a statement, Arun SABENA, co-founder and CEO of the company, said: "We welcome the ban because we understand the concerns of the government. It is also an opportunity for Bold India and other Indian apps to provide better service by putting Indian culture and data security first. "

That's why Cisco says the ban will affect Chinese apps. "From a strategic point of view, this will increase the economic pressure," Santosh Pan, an associate of Link Legal, which looks after Chinese investment in India, told the Economic Times.

Because these apps were very dependent on the Indian market. This is a strong step from a legal point of view. Because it becomes difficult to challenge the national security question in court.

He also said that it would be interesting to see if the Indian app could meet the needs of those apps or if the US app captured the market share. Similarly, Indian app investors understand that banning Chinese apps will reduce the app's competition in the Indian market.

But some analysts have warned that the ban on Chinese apps could be too heavy for India.

Analysts warn India to reverse the ban on Chinese app

Agency. Analysts have warned that the Indian government's move to ban 59 apps developed by Chinese companies would be counterproductive. Analysts believe that India's move will hurt Indian technology and startups that depend on Chinese investment.

On Monday evening, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including Tiktak and WeChat, citing data security reasons. The Indian government had issued a statement saying that Chinese companies were threatening the national security and defense of the country by collecting, mining, and profiling data of Indian users.

This is the latest response from India amid border disputes between the two countries. In an interview with Global Times on Tuesday, Sah Janu, executive partner of the UK law firm's Indian Investment Services Center, described the Indian government's behavior as "childish and emotional".

He further said, "This indicates that it would not be good to invest more Chinese in India now." The presence of Chinese investors in the Indian high-tech startup ecosystem has benefited India in recent years.

India has benefited not only from Chinese investment but also from China's state-of-the-art technology and sufficient experience to grow its business.

It is very difficult for India to remove Chinese influence from its market. This is because Chinese technology companies have made huge strides in India's emerging technology landscape.

By the end of 2019, Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent had invested in more than half of India's 31 unicorn companies, or more than 1 billion, according to Iron Pillar Fund.

Paytm, a payment platform invested by Chinese companies, and Ola, a ride-hailing company from the delivery platform Jomato, also have Chinese capital.

Analysts warn that targeting Chinese apps could lead to a major setback for the Indian startup ecosystem.

According to censor tower, a mobile app market research company, India is the largest overseas market for attendance tickets. The app had reached 600 million downloads in India by April 29. That's 30 percent of the world's total downloads.

But Tiktak said he had been summoned by Indian government officials for clarification. But since Tuesday, tickets have stopped appearing in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store in India.

 According to the Chinese Ministry of Finance, China's non-financial investment in India has increased 9.7 times between 2018 and 2020, while investment in technology alone has exceeded 8 billion (about Rs 1 trillion).

As a side effect of the border dispute, India has banned 59 Chinese apps, including tickets

 India has banned 58 other popular apps in India, including Tiktak, amid a border dispute. India made the decision in a statement issued on Monday evening.

Along with this decision, games like WeChat, UC Browser, Class of King will also be banned. India's Ministry of Information Technology has announced a ban on these apps, saying they would affect India's sovereignty and unity. India has accused some apps for collecting confidential user data.

These are the 59 Chinese apps that India has banned:

1. TikTok 
2. MI store
3. MI community
4. Vibo
5. Vichit
6. Share it
7. Class of King
8. Due recorder
9 Yukyam makeup
10.360 Security
11. Due battery saver
12. Due browser
13. Due cleaner
14. Due privacy
15. Clean Master
16. Cass Clean
17. Du Am Studio
18. Wadu Translate
19. Baidu map
20. QQ Launcher
21. QQ Security Center
22. QQ player
23. QQ music
24. QQ Mail
25. QQ News Feed
26. Wissink
27. QQ International
28. Explore ES File
29. MI Video Call - Xiaomi
30. Parallel space
31. Selfie City
32. Mail Masters
33. Vault-Hyde
34. Wet video
35. Bigo Live
36. UC News
37. UC Browser
38. Beauty Plus
39. Sender
40. Club Factory
41. Hello
42. Like
43. Kwai
44. Amway
45 cents
46. News dog
47. Wonder camera
48. Photo Wonder
49. Apps browser
50. Viva Video-Q Video Inc.
51. Perfect crop
52. CM Browser
53. Virus Cleaner (High-Security Lab)
54. Yukyam Maker
55. Mobile Legend
56. Also, fly status video
57. U video
58. Bhima
59. Sweet selfie