“With the release of the source code in the public domain, we are looking to expanding collaboration and to leverage the expertise of top technical brains amongst the talented youth and citizens of our nation and to collectively build a robust and secure technology solution to help support the work of frontline health workers in fighting this pandemic together,” the government said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | Aarogya Setu app is now open source, says government
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Security attacks such as phishing and malware have become quite common on the internet. To combat the menace, Google Chrome now has a security update that users can opt for. Called ‘Enhanced Safe Browsing’, this security upgrade will allow Chrome to proactively detect phishing attacks, malware and other web based threats.Chrome will do this by proactively checking if pages and downloads are dangerous by sending information about them to Google Safe Browsing.Going forward, Google will also add more protections to this upgrade such as tailored warnings for phishing sites, file downloads, cross product alerts and more. … [Read more...] about Google switching from SMS to RCS end-to-end encryption for its default messaging app
CHENNAI: With over half a million downloads every day, a TikTok clone called 'Mitron' has climbed up the chart of top Indian alternatives for the Chinese short videos app within a month since its launch. Led by 31-year-old IIT-Roorkee alumnus Shivank Agarwal, with his team of less than 5 members based out of Bengaluru, the Android app Mitron - the word means friends, and is often used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - was launched in April 2020. Designed for people to showcase and share their innovative videos, Mitron saw a 4x jump in downloads to 5.4 million between April and May 25, according to data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. Listed by its parent company Shopkiller.in, it has bagged a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on the Google Play Store. Speaking on the genesis of this self-funded app, a spokesperson for the team told TOI, "Indian consumers and content creators should be served by an Indian platform. We never aimed at competing with anyone when we launched our product. … [Read more...] about Amid rising anti-China mood, local app Mitron eats into TikTok’s India market in eye-popping manner
Always on DisplayPixel 3a sports an Always on Display feature. Users can see the time, date and notifications with just a glance. If a new notification comes up, it will blink for a few seconds before turning into an icon.Display Color ModesFor this device, the default colour is set to 'Adaptive' mode for natural rendition of colours preferred by most users. Those who prefer muted colours can use 'Natural' (sRGB) and the 'Boosted' (sRGB + 10%) modes. The brightness management technology is where the phone's display automatically adapts to changing lighting conditions.Now PlayingThe Now Playing feature, when turned on with Always on Display, tells users the name of the song and the artist of music playing nearby. Now Playing History lets users revisit the songs they've already heard and discover new tracks. With this feature, users can also play music videos on YouTube, add it to playlist, open in Assistant, and share. The recognition can also be done offline.At-a-GlanceOnce unlocked, … [Read more...] about Adaptive Battery, Night Side mode, App Timers: 10 things you need to know about Pixel 3a
The Aarogya Setu app is used on Android phones by 98% of the registered users, and the source code for the Android app is currently available on GitHub, a collaboration platform for software developers, where code can be developed or reviewed collaboratively. Both the iOS and KaiOS source codes will be released over a period of time, starting with the iOS version, which will be available as open source within the next two weeks, according to the statement. … [Read more...] about Aarogya Setu app is now open source: what does it mean?