Google is pushing ahead with plans to upgrade Android text messaging in the United States. By the end of this year, the company expects to broadly roll out RCS Chat through its Android Messages app. Users who opt into Chat will get high-resolution images, read receipts, larger group chats, and the ability to add or remove people from groups. Think of it like Apple’s iMessage, but for Android-to-Android texting. Great as RCS may sound, this probably isn’t the way Google wanted things to go. When the company announced RCS in 2018, the plan was to work with wireless carriers on broad adoption. Carriers, however, don’t seem eager to let Google spearhead an overhaul to SMS texting, and so they’ve hatched their own RCS adoption scheme, called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative. While Google says it still looks forward to working with carriers, it’s unclear how or when these efforts will ultimately tie together, so Google has now taken to pushing RCS Chat … [Read more...] about Google is upgrading Android text messages—no thanks to mobile carriers
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WhatsApp has been working on new features like the dark mode that aims to offer a better user experience. Apart from such major changes, the company is also making some minor tweaks in the UI. A couple of such small changes can be seen in the latest Android beta update.One of the two new changes in the latest beta update includes a new camera icon. WABetaInfo reported that the latest WhatsApp Android beta 2.19.328 update has a new camera icon. The old camera icon, which looked like a green Instagram logo, has now been replaced with a DSLR-like camera icon. This new icon can be seen in the Status tab and the Chat bar as well.The new beta update also fixes a bug that caused the app to crash while listening to voice notes. The report states that the issue affected only a small number of users, who can fix by updating to WhatsApp 2.19.328 beta.Close WhatsApp is expected to release a dark mode update soon. The company has been testing the new UI interface under its beta programme, and a … [Read more...] about WhatsApp’s latest beta update brings in new camera icon, fixes voice message crash bug
Even as the auction of Essar Steel takes a detour – in the form of another amendment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code – stakeholders are keeping an eye on the April 28 deadline, until when the entire process is expected to be completed.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is believed to be considering two amendments that will change the definition of “connected people” as per the IBC.Until now, a promoter or investor in a defaulting company was debarred from participating in the auction of stressed assets referred to the National Company Law Tribunal.Close This had jeopardised bids by ArcelorMittal and Numetal for Essar Steel. While ArcelorMittal was a shareholder in Uttam Galva, a defaulter, Numetal’s minority shareholder Rewant Ruia belonged to the promoter family of Essar Steel. related news Editor's Take | Government to bring NBFCs under IBC NBFCs under IBC: An experiment worth considering Real estate fund a boon for homebuyers, but … [Read more...] about Essar Steel auction: Possible amendment to make way for bids from ArcelorMittal, Numetal
Once you apply for a home loan from a bank or a non-banking finance company (NBFC), one of the things you are required to constantly check up on is your home loan application status. You can do this through the bank or NBFC’s online portal or an app that can be downloaded on your mobile phone. This also increases the transparency on the bank’s part, as you know your situation as to whether your home loan will be accepted or rejected.Each bank and non-banking finance company has a specific set of requirements when it comes to checking your home loan application status. However, the following steps are commonClose -Your will be required to visit the bank or NBFC’s website related news Hybrid Funds: Get complete guide on Hybrid Mutual Fund Home Loan types: Different types of Hosing Loan in India -Here, you go to the home loan-In the home loan section, you can click on the home loan status-You are usually redirected to a new page where you enter your … [Read more...] about Home Loan status: How to check Home Loan application status?
A new streaming platform launching this week may be giving us a peek at the future of broadcast entertainment. advertisement advertisement And it’s not Disney Plus. Welcome to the other streaming wars. Live-streaming startup Caffeine, started by former Apple designer Ben Keighran, is emerging out of a two-year beta today and aims to overtake Amazon’s Twitch and Microsoft’s Mixer as the world’s leading live broadcasting platform. The official release version features a completely new design for its website and iOS and Android apps that combines editorial, algorithmic, and social connections to make it easier to discover live broadcasting from gamers, entertainers, and athletes, as well as create your own interactive broadcasts featuring live television content. To date, the company has raised $124 million from lead investors like Fox, Andreessen Horowitz, and Greylock Partners. “The company’s thesis is that if you can become the … [Read more...] about This former Apple designer is taking on Amazon’s Twitch with $146 million and Fox’s backing