4-digit security code for vaccine, PUBG set to make a comeback and other top tech news of the week

With Coronavirus lockdown in many parts of the country, there were no big product launches. However, other tech stories made headlines. The government introduced a 4-digit security code to tackle vaccine frauds. After months of speculation, PUBG comeback became official. All this and other top tech news of the week.



WhatsApp scraps May 15 deadline, to not delete accounts; but users who don’t accept will lose some functionalities

WhatsApp is not deleting accounts of users who don’t accept its privacy policy on May 15. However, users will not have full functionality of WhatsApp till they accept the terms. Read the complete report here.



Government adds 4-digit security code to avoid vaccine frauds

This week, a lot of people took to social media to reveal a loophole in the CoWin system which sent messages to people confirming that they have got the first dose of the vaccine when in reality they did not actually get the jab. The government seems to have taken note of the issue and has introduced a 4-digit security code. The security code is aimed to reduce frauds and ensure that the bonafide person gets the vaccine. Read the complete report here.



Vivo V20 (2021) price slashed in India

Vivo has slashed the price of its Vivo V20 (2021) smartphone. The company has reduced the price of the smartphone by Rs 2,000. Read the complete report here.



Google shares plan to bring back employees to offices around the world

In an email to his employees, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that the company is “testing new multi-purpose offices and private workspaces, and working with teams to develop advanced video technology that creates greater equity between employees in the office and those joining virtually.” Read the complete story here.



Apple rolls out important update across devices

Days after rolling out major software updates across product categories, Apple rolled out another one for its users. The new software update offers multiple bug fixes and users have been asked to upgrade immediately. Read the complete report here.



PUBG Mobile set for a comeback as website goes live, gets new name for India

Every now and then reports about the PUBG’s relaunch in the country surfaced, but there has been no concrete information. This week, the company officially announced the launch of the game in India. The PUBG will return to the country as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Read the complete report here.



Amazon Prime Day sale gets postponed

Amazon Prime Day sale has been postponed in India as the country battles a severe second wave of coronavirus. The annual sale exclusive for Amazon Prime members is typically held in July. Read the complete report here.



IBM unveiled ‘world’s first’ chip with 2 nanometer technology

IBM announced the ‘world’s first’ chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. The company claims that its new 2nm chip technology is “projected to achieve 45% higher performance, or 75% lower energy use, than today’s most advanced 7 nm node chips.” Read the complete story here.



Google makes it mandatory for developers to share details of the data that their apps collect

Google has said that developers on Play Store will have to share details of the type of data collected and stored by their app and explain how the information is used, a move aimed at enabling users to get more control over their data. The company will share the new policy requirements and resources, including detailed guidance on app privacy policies in the third quarter this year, and developers can start declaring information in Google Play Console in the fourth quarter of 2021. Read the complete report here.



Micromax In Note 1 gets a price hike in India, now available at a starting price of Rs 11,499

Domestic smartphone player Micromax increased the price of its budget smartphone — Micromax In Note 1 — in India. There has been no formal announcement from the company in this regard, however, the new prices are showing on the company’s official website. Read the complete story here.

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