WhatsApp added support for HD photos and video
WhatsApp users can now share 720p videos, up from 480p which used to be the only choice. The HD videos are protected with end-to-end encryption. This feature comes days after the app allowed users to send HD photos on Android and iOS.
China has banned the use of iPhones for central government officials
China’s government has banned officials at central government agencies from bringing foreign-branded phones, including the iPhone, into offices or using them for government work. The aim is reportedly to reduce reliance on foreign technology and improve cybersecurity.
YouTube is testing games on desktop and mobile
The company will add a new “Playables” section on the site that will include games that can be played on both the desktop website and mobile devices. Playables will only appear for “a limited number of users to start”.
Zoom unveiled a new chatbot named ‘AI Companion’
One of Zoom AI Companion’s new capabilities allows for users to quickly catch up if they’re late to a Zoom meeting by asking questions through a side panel. Post-meeting, users can get Zoom recordings with highlights, as well as auto-generated meeting summaries.
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Pixel 8 Pro will have a 6.7-inch OLED screen, Tensor G3 processor, 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. It will come with a 4,950mAh battery.
The phone has a 6.56-inch HD+ screen, MediaTek Helio G85 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes with a 5,000mAh battery.