PUBG Mobile Lite has brought a bunch of new goodies for players. It has updated version of 0.16.0 which brings several new additions to the popular battle royale game. Named ‘Varenga in Bloom’, the update makes some changes to pre-existing mechanics in the game, along with adding a few new ones.
The new updates includes Cherry Blossom areas in Varenga where you can pick up Picnic Baskets. These can be found under certain cherry blossom trees and reward players with Flare Guns and festive Paint Grenades. You can also use Flare Guns to call in Super airdrops that bring you powerful weapons, just like the regular PUBG and PUBG Mobile. The Super airdrops will also bring Paint Grenades that release colorful paint that dye characters in Spring colors.
Apart from these items, the update also adds there are some improvements and updates for the Varenga map. There’s a new shelter with resources added to the North, some more roads leading to the Urban area have been added, the industrial area to the Southwest Factory has been fine-tuned and more. It also adds a new feature that allows players to quickly switch and shoot their secondary weapon while they reload their primary weapon. PUBG Mobile Lite now gets support for Arabic, Hindi, French, and Spanish languages. The Classic mode and PlayLab have been combined as the new Battle Royale mode. There is a new look for the character UI (user interface).
A new map selection menu and new markers have also been added to PUBG Mobile Lite. Some of the coupon names have been changed as well. Premium Crate coupon has been changed to Premium Outfit Coupon and the Supply Crate Coupon has been changed to Outfit Coupon, among other coupon name changes. The new update for PUBG Mobile Lite also fixes the Ranked Season rating error. The Varenga in Bloom update began rolling out from Wednesday.
Here are some of the other features coming with the update:
- Firearm Updates – Players now can level up specific weapon to unlock more experience.
- Quick Secondary Weapons – When reloading the main weapon, an option to quickly switch to and fire from the secondary weapon is now available.
- Classic mode and PlayLab combined as a new Battle Royale mode.
- New functions – Career Results, Room Cards, New look for the Character UI and more
FaceApp an access your gallery even you have permission set to ‘never’
FaceApp, the AI-powered app that can edit photos of a person’s faces to show older or younger versions of themselves, can access your gallery even you have permission set to ‘never’. Thus, raising privacy concern issues of user’s personal information.
With the help of advanced software algorithms, Faceapp draws viral attention on social media for a popular service to transform selfies and make people virtually look older or younger than their actual age. With high popularity, several celebrities have also shared their older-looks. But due to some mysterious terms, Faceapp is in bars of privacy policies of a user in news today.
UK-based Digitas strategist James Whatley said on Twitter, “You grant FaceApp a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, license to use, publish, adapt, distribute your user content in all media format when you post or share.”
Thus in simpler terms, Faceapp has full right to use your real name or your username. It can be any terms of “any likeness provided” in any format without notifying you. The app can retain that data or information even after you delete the app. As Tech Crunch points out, even you are not protected against the terms for those who set their Apple iOS photo permissions to ‘never’.
In respect to the above statement, Faceapp has clarified that they store an uploaded photo in the cloud for its performance and traffic, and to make sure that the user doesn’t upload the photo repeatedly. Even concerning about user’s privacy, they said in a statement that most images are deleted from their servers within 48 hours from the upload date and are not even sent or shared with the third party or to Russia, though R & D is located in Russia. As FaceApp features are available without logging in, they do not have any information of 99% of users.
But a question arises here, what if the content is used for commercial purposes? It is specifically mentioned in Faceapp’s terms and policies that, “By using the Services, you agree that the User Content may be used for commercial purposes”.
Even some of the services of Faceapp are supported by advertising revenue and such promotions and advertisements may be placed by the app in conjunction with your User Content.
FaceApp said in a statement to TechCrunch that the app accepts requests from users to remove their data from its servers. The users can send the request through Setting>Support>Report a bug with the word “privacy” in the subject line, as the team is currently overloaded.
This is not the first time, Faceapp is in controversy. Back in 2017, Faceapp was in news for an ethnicity filter. Ethnicity filter was named as a controversial filter that was designed to change the facial features and skin tone of users to match a certain ethnicity.
YouTube Targets Teenagers By Bringing New Education Feature Called Learning Playlist
YouTube, Google-owned content sharing app, is bringing a new education feature called Learning Playlists to target teenagers with dedicated landing pages for educational videos. The videos will be free of algorithmic recommendations, maybe with respect to topics like math, science, music, and language.
When the talk is about education, YouTube is not taking any chances and is focusing to make at its best. Even, YouTube has removed the recommended videos from Learning Playlists. In short, hiding recommendations from watch page.
According to the report by The Verge, YouTube is on fire in terms of algorithm-driven recommended videos. The Playlists will be based on free-from-algorithm driven recommendations and would have organizational features like chapters around key concepts. The concepts will be ordered from beginner to advanced lessons. This will help viewers’ focus on their lessons without any distractions and will invest quality time. The company, YouTube, in past was reluctant to turn off recommendations as it would drain less traffic to other videos.
Google-owned content sharing app has taken major steps to improve in the education field. According to reports, on October 2018, YouTube announced that it is going to invest $20 million to fund resources for educational organizations and creators through a Learning Fund initiative.
The videos which will become part of the educational playlists, would not autoplay at the end of a playlist. There will be least chances of users’ falling asleep during educational lessons and waking up to videos about conspiracy theories.
Amazon Alexa Arrives on Android TV
Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, is now available on selected Android TVs. According to the recent reports, it is now available on Sony Android TVs, at the moment.
The Amazon Alexa Music Cameras and TV Control app are now available in the Google Play Store to download for free.
You can use your voice to play music, view your cameras or control your smart TV. This technology will also allow you to change the channel, adjust the volume, switch inputs, and control media playback for your TV, as needed. It will also allow you to listen to music from Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and much more.
Earlier, if you wanted similar technology with your TV and Echo speakers, you’d be forced to buy a Fire TV product. Now you’ll be able to enjoy voice commands without the need for extra hardware on your Sony Android TV. Hopefully, in the near future, it will be available on all Android TVs.
According to Android Police reports, the app is currently available on US, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, and the Republic of Ireland.
As each region has specific supported devices, so below are the link for your own model:
This release came in after Amazon and Google decided to put an end to their arguments and rivalry in April and came to the same platform, accepting each other’s respective products moving forward. In the past, Amazon removed the Chrome cast from its store, while there was a long absence of Prime Video on Android or Android TV devices. But, it has been promised that Prime Video will be welcomed again on Android TV while the Amazon Fire TV devices will get the official YouTube app as well.
Patanjali launches Kimbho App to compete with WhatsApp
Kimbho is an application which is similar to that of Whatsapp. The Kimbho App will be launched by Baba Ramdev and Patanjali. Recently Baba Ramdev launched the Swadeshi Sim cards to offer a challenge to Jio. Now Baba Ramdev is on his way to challenge the supremacy of Whatsapp by launching the Kimbho.
Kimbho App is a desi messaging app
The main motto of the Kimbho app is that “Ab India bolega”. It operates n a similar manner as that of the Whatsapp. Mr. Tijawarawaja is the spokesperson of Patanjali. According to him, the kimbho is a Sanskrit word. The meaning of Kimbho is “How are you? What’s new?”
The main motive of Baba Ramdev and Patanjali is to start all new in India and to compete with the hugely popular Whatsapp. The features are not ordinary and will surely seek the attention of all the users.
Features of Kimbho App that is an extra benefit when compared to Whatsapp
Just similar to that of Whatsapp the Kimbho-app will provide the users to chat with people personally and it will also allow the users to talk in groups. This is not it, Kimbho is offering an extra benefit which can cross the features of Whatsapp and may be liked by a number of people. Kimbho app will allow their users to follow celebrities on the desi platform of messaging. This is an extra feature which can be proved to be beneficial to the user.
The Kimbho-app is claiming that it is having the AES encryption. This AES encryption will ensure that the conversation among individual or groups will remain personal and private. Another point which may be useful to the users is that the Kimbho app will not save any data of the users on the servers.
The easiest way to make it popular is that they have made the availability of Kimbho app on both Android or Google Play Store and as well as on the iOS App Store. You can easily avail the Kimbho app now. For the past few days, the Kimbho app has received a total of thousand downloads. They are looking forward to increasing the market. Baba Ramdev and Patanjali are looking forward that it hits download of more than millions and becomes popular as that of Whatsapp.
User must know these 5 latest updated features of WhatsApp
WhatsApp is nothing but a cross-platform messaging, freeware and Voice over IP service. This App was invented for providing communication services. Features of WhatsApp include sending Voice calls and text messages. It is also used for video calls and sending various types of images, documents, user location and other media. One can operate WhatsApp from mobile or from the computer also. WhatsApp only requires the cellular mobile number.
There have been many updates on WhatsApp to date. WhatsApp help in downloading the erased media and also have the capacity of asking about cash by the help of WhatsApp Pay.
5 Latest updated features of WhatsApp
5 Latest updated features of WhatsApp include the request of money on WhatsApp through UPI ID or the QR Code, Hands-free recording of the voice notes even by locking the button of voice recording, better controlling ability of notification by a WhatsApp feature which is known as the ‘High priority notifications’, Restoring the deleted media files which is there on WhatsApp, Revoking the rights of admin by a feature known as the ‘Dismiss as Admin’.
- Request for money on WhatsApp through UPI ID or the QR Code- By the help of these method users can easily request money in Whatsapp along with the payment option. The feature of requesting money can only be applied by using the QR Code or the UPI ID. However, the feature cannot be availed by selecting the contacts only.
- Hands-free recording of the voice notes even by locking the button of voice recording- By this new feature the user using the WhatsApp can easily lock the button of voice recording.
- The better controlling ability of notification by a WhatsApp feature which is known as the ‘High priority notifications’- This new feature of WhatsApp allows their user to pin all the notifications. This feature can pin private chat and also a group. This is to keep the private chat or the group at the top so that no important messages are missed.
- Restoring the deleted media files which are there on WhatsApp- This feature of WhatsApp enables its users to download the media files which have been deleted.
- Revoking the rights of admin by a feature known as the ‘Dismiss as Admin’- The ‘Dismiss as Admin app’ helps the user in revoking the rights of other admins of the group. This is done without removing the revoked admins from the group.
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