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Last Updated : Nov 30, 2019 07:59 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

The Tech Weekender: Mi's 108-megapixel camera phone, Facebook and Twitter users' data exposed and WhatsApp's new features

Presenting to you the third edition of the Tech Weekender, our picks from the biggest developments from the world of tech in the past week (November 25 to November 29).

Xiaomi has confirmed the arrival of its 108MP smartphone camera in India. The company's India CEO Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the news without revealing the name or launch date of the 108MP smartphone camera. The 108MP Penta-lens smartphone camera is expected to be launched as Mi Note 10. Xiaomi is also expected to launch the ‘Pro’ variant of the Mi Note 10 as well.
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Xiaomi has confirmed the arrival of its 108MP smartphone camera in India. The company's India CEO Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the news without revealing the name or launch date of the 108MP smartphone camera. The 108MP Penta-lens smartphone camera is expected to be launched as Mi Note 10. Xiaomi is also expected to launch the ‘Pro’ variant of the Mi Note 10 as well.

Both Facebook and Twitter recently confirmed data of “hundreds of users” might have been improperly accessed. The data was improperly accessed after accounts were used for logging into Android apps from Google’s Play store. These apps misused permissions of Facebook and Twitter by making use of SDK-laced with malicious code to get unauthorised access to personal information like emails, usernames, and tweets. Twitter said that it hasn't found any evidence of the breach on its iOS app.
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Both Facebook and Twitter recently confirmed data of “hundreds of users” might have been improperly accessed. The data was improperly accessed after accounts were used for logging into Android apps from Google’s Play store. These apps misused permissions of Facebook and Twitter by making use of SDK-laced with malicious code to get unauthorised access to personal information like emails, usernames, and tweets. Twitter said that it hasn't found any evidence of the breach on its iOS app.

Micro-blogging site Twitter has released a new feature for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). The highlight of this feature is that users no longer need a mobile phone number to log into their Twitter accounts. The move comes after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked in spite of having 2FA. Hackers used SIM swapping to post tweets on Dorsey’s Twitter account via text messages using his mobile number.
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Micro-blogging site Twitter has released a new feature for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). The highlight of this feature is that users no longer need a mobile phone number to log into their Twitter accounts. The move comes after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked in spite of having 2FA. Hackers used SIM swapping to post tweets on Dorsey’s Twitter account via text messages using his mobile number.

WhatsApp may soon release a new feature that will allow users to use their account on multiple devices. The latest beta update reveals that WhatsApp will introduce a new feature called ‘Registration Notifications’ for multiple-device support. The feature would allow users to log in to their WhatsApp account on a different device. When they do so, the app will send a message on the primary device that reads, ‘Recipient’s device list changed. Tap Verify to confirm the new security code.'  
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WhatsApp may soon release a new feature that will allow users to use their account on multiple devices. The latest beta update reveals that WhatsApp will introduce a new feature called ‘Registration Notifications’ for multiple-device support. The feature would allow users to log in to their WhatsApp account on a different device. When they do so, the app will send a message on the primary device that reads, ‘Recipient’s device list changed. Tap Verify to confirm the new security code.'

Mi TV 4X 55-inch
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Xiaomi has expanded its TV portfolio in India with the launch of the Mi TV 4X 2020. The new 55-inch smart TV features a 55-inch 4K HDR 10-bit screen with a 3,840x2,160 resolution. It also comes with Xiaomi’s proprietary Vivid Picture Engine, which claims to offer balanced saturation, colour, and contrast levels. The latest Mi TV 4X 55-inch also features a 20W speaker with Dolby Audio and DTS-HD support.

The Gmail app for iOS and Android now supports dynamic email. With the new feature, Gmail users will no longer have to leave the app when they tap on a link. Dynamic email allows users to perform tasks like RSVPing an event, replying to a comment, browsing through a catalogue etc. right from Gmail’s inbox. The feature was first introduced for the web earlier this year.
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The Gmail app for iOS and Android now supports dynamic email. With the new feature, Gmail users will no longer have to leave the app when they tap on a link. Dynamic email allows users to perform tasks like RSVPing an event, replying to a comment, browsing through a catalogue etc. right from Gmail’s inbox. The feature was first introduced for the web earlier this year.

The smartphone industry saw a minor decline of 0.4 percent between July and September sales year-on-year. The decline in sales is said to have remained weak as consumers become more concerned about getting value for money. In spite of its ban in the US, Huawei was the only smartphone brand to see double-digit growth of 10.7 percent. Samsung maintained its first position during the quarter and saw a growth of 7.8 percent year-on-year. Apple, on the other hand, saw a double-digit year-on-year decline of 10.7 percent in spite of selling over 40.8 million iPhone units, according to the Gartner report.
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The smartphone industry saw a minor decline of 0.4 percent between July and September sales year-on-year. The decline in sales is said to have remained weak as consumers become more concerned about getting value for money. In spite of its ban in the US, Huawei was the only smartphone brand to see double-digit growth of 10.7 percent. Samsung maintained its first position during the quarter and saw a growth of 7.8 percent year-on-year. Apple, on the other hand, saw a double-digit year-on-year decline of 10.7 percent in spite of selling over 40.8 million iPhone units, according to the Gartner report.

First Published on Nov 30, 2019 09:33 am
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