How Tech is Helping in COVID-19, Zoom vs Messenger & OnePlus 8 Pro

  • The app marketplace is crowded with tons of Podcast apps but they are going face a real threat because Google is stepping into the game. Google Podcast launched an iOS version of its app and a website along with significant improvements in the android version. It would be interesting to see how other companies will compete with the tech giant’s undefeated search algorithm & discovery engine. – blog.google
  • Now you can create a video playlist and watch Season on Facebook. – facebook.com
  • Facebook launched a desktop version of its Messenger App. Download links – Windows, Mac. This app can be a nice alternative for Zoom.
  • Zoom’s popularity is not only attracting customers but competitors too. Facebook is officially in the game by launching Messenger Rooms. – fb.com
  • Anyone with the link can join the room. They don’t even have to login or have a Facebook account to join. Sounds familiar? Rooms can hold up to 50 people with no time limit.
  • WhatsApp is responding to the COVID-19 situation by limiting WhatsApp forwards to one chat group at a time. This restriction caused a 25% decrease in total message forwards globally. – blog.whatsapp
  • Soon you will be able to make voice and video calls with up to eight people on WhatsApp.
  • OnePlus launched OnePlus 8 Pro($899) and OnePlus 8($699) smartphone with killer specs.
  • Specifications –
  1. 6.78″ QHD+ display and with 120 Hz refresh rate
  2. Snapdragon 865 with 5G support
  3. Warp Charge 30T – 50% battery with a 23-minute charge
  4. Warp Charge 30 Wireless – 1% to 50% in just half an hour
  5. 4 Cameras – 48 MP Main Camera, 48 MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera, 5 MP Color Filter Camera & 8 MP Hybrid Zoom Camera
  6. Water-resistance
  • MKBHD’s review of OnePlus 8 Pro & OnePlus 8
  • Investing time & money in innovations like Robots, Drones, Gaming Consoles, Data-mining, AI, Machine Learning, 3D Printing, & Quantum Computers seems useless unless we see their real use-cases. This video by ColdFusion beautifully explains how tech is helping us in the war against COVID-19.
  • Time to uninstall CamScanner/Office Lens because Google introduced in-built Document Scanner in Google Drive. You can start using this feature by tapping the “+” icon in Google Drive and select Scan option. – xda-developers

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