Monday, October 18, 2021

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Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

If the project stays on track, the Russian crew will beat a Hollywood project announced last year by 'Mission Impossible' star Tom Cruise together with Nasa and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

WhatsApp extends encryption from phones to backups on Google Drive, iCloud

The new feature will be rolled out gradually, beginning with users who have the most recent version of WhatsApp on their phones.

Netflix acquires first video game studio

Netflix had indicated its intention to venture into video games in July, eyeing potential hits based on the storylines of popular TV series.

Instagram hits pause on kids’ version after criticism

Instagram chief says the project aimed at children, which would have created a parentally-supervised version of the app for youngsters, has been widely misunderstood.

Apple expected to unveil new iPhones as part of 5G push

Apple last year introduced its iPhone 12, which featured a new look and its first devices with 5G connectivity. This year, analyst expect modest hardware upgrades and a deeper focus on 5G.

Disney to debut rest of 2021 films exclusively in theatres

Moviegoing for the year remains well below pre-pandemic levels.

Apple to hold event on Sept 14, new iPhones expected

The new line of smartphones are expected to expand the Portrait mode feature to video and also have higher-quality video recording format, Bloomberg reports.

Apple plans to loosen App Store payment policy

Developers of the digital content apps will be able to link to their websites where users can create or manage accounts.

Facebook could launch digital wallet this year, report says

Facebook's crypto unit head says company leaders 'feel pretty committed' to launch the digital wallet called Novi this year.

Doctors warn over dangerous viral milk crate challenge

Some social media users contrast the willingness of people to attempt something so dangerous with the attitude to getting a coronavirus jab that has proven safe and effective.

Facebook encrypts Messenger calls in privacy move

Facebook is testing encrypting group chats and calls on Messenger, as well as direct messages at its image-centric Instagram social network.

Disney streaming booms as theatres grapple with pandemic

Disney+ subscriptions in the recently ended quarter more than doubled from the same period a year earlier to 116 million.

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