Apple ordered to remove WhatsApp from the App Store in China

App store - No more WhatsApp China

The iPhone maker has removed the popular messaging application from the shop in the country Apple has announced that it has been required to remove the WhatsApp messaging application by Meta from the App Store in China in order to comply with regulations issued by Beijing. The Threads application was also required to be removed Both WhatsApp and Threads were taken down from the App Store when Apple received an order from Chinese authorities to do so.  Officials from the country cited national security concerns without any additional details regarding…

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Slashed undersea cables cause massive internet outage in a dozen African countries

Internet outage - No Internet on Phone - Africa continent

Failed undersea telecommunication cables left twelve countries cut off from the online ecosystem. A dozen African countries suffered from a huge internet outage when critical undersea cables failed in the region. Network operators reported the failed undersea telecommunication cables One of the largest network providers in the continent, the MTN Group, announced that there had been failures in a number of undersea cables, which led to the ongoing internet outage. “Our operations are actively working to reroute traffic through alternative network paths,” said the company based in South Africa. Cable…

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Instagram social media platform is testing a new “Blend” feature

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The new feature is being designed to allow friends to privately watch a Reel feed together Instagram has reportedly been working on a new “Blend” feature for its social media platform, which is focused on allowing two users to be able to watch Reels together. The first step would be to have one person invite another into the Blend In this way, the social media platform users will be able to create a Private Reel feed that they will be able to watch together. The feed will be composed of…

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iOS 18’s anticipated generative AI feature might not be Apple’s

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The iPhone 16 could end up having artificial intelligence features through another tech brand Apple’s next operating system, iOS 18, is expected to be the first to come with generative AI features, but many are predicting that if this software is available, it might not be a product developed by Apple itself. Apple has been talking with other generative AI developers Apple has reportedly been in talks with OpenAI, Google, and other companies that have more established generative AI products and may be considering the integration of those features into…

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Japan and ASEAN plan QR code mobile payments integration

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan intend to unify their systems next year Beginning next year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan intend to combine their QR code mobile payment systems to streamline transactions and skip currency exchange requirements. This strategy will be particularly beneficial to tourists moving throughout the region. This strategy was announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan (METI), and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Its purpose is to make spending a smoother experience throughout the regions. METI…

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