WhatsApp to comply with data norms for BHIM UPI-compliant payment service

Whatsapp’ s much-awaited BHIM UPI-compliant payment service, which has been dragging since 2016, is expected to be rolled out in the first half of the current year as the instant messaging platform is in the process of complying with data localisation regulations. Following this it will undergo a security audit before its gets the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Sources said the Facebook-owned platform is in the “advanced stages” of complying with the RBI norms on data localisation. “They are fulfilling the compliance criteria, following whichRead More


Wi-Fi 6 is All Set To Reach Everyone Soon

Every internet device of your home relies on the router somehow. Allocating adequate speeds to each and every one of them could be unequal sometimes. And with more devices joining the network,the poor router can sometimes be unhelpful spreading its limited bandwidth to all asking for it. So here comes the next generation upgrade, the Wi-Fi 6 standard. Though this upgrade was unveiled last year, it didn’t seem to adoptable by common citizens sooner in future. But the usage of this new Wi-Fi standard by numerous exhibitors in the recentRead More


Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 foldable phone could launch as ‘Galaxy Z Flip’

Samsung is all set to launch its next generation Galaxy S20 series smartphones and Galaxy Fold 2 smartphones on February 11. Ahead of the launch, reports have revealed that Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold 2 bear the codename Hubble and Bloom, respectively, within the company. Now, a new report says that Samsung will not be using ‘Fold 2’ moniker for its upcoming foldable screen smartphone. So, what will Galaxy Fold 2 be called? Well, Ice Universe, the tipster who has a fairly decent track record in predicting details about SamsungRead More


Aadhaar update: Benefits of masked Aadhaar card, how to download

Are you worried about the security of your Aadhaar card data? The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has a feature called ‘Masked Aadhaar’ in which the 12-digit Aadhaar number will be partially covered, to make it safer. This feature will be beneficial in such cases where you do not want to share your Aadhaar number, just download a masked e-Aadhaar card from UIDAI’s website. Masked Aadhaar can be used for eKYC where sharing Aadhaar number is not necessary. What is masked Aadhaar card A masked Aadhaar card lets you maskRead More


Top features from Google Maps that you must know

Google Maps has changed the way we travel. Earlier, navigation involved getting directions from complete strangers or pulling out large printed maps or books and trying to decipher the route. All that stopped after 2005 with the introduction of Google Maps. A web mapping service developed by the search giant, Google Maps offers satellite imagery, panoramic views, real-time traffic conditions and route for travelling, in the process, revolutionalising how users locate, navigate and plan journeys. It has been almost 15 years since Google Maps was first introduced to the world, becoming aRead More


Jio Launches Voice And Video Call Over WiFi Networks

NEW DELHI : India’s only profitable telecom operator Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced the launch of voice and video calling service which would run over WiFi networks across the country. “At this juncture, when an average Jio consumer uses over 900 minutes of voice calls every month, and at a growing base of consumers, the launch of Jio WiFi calling will further enhance every Jio consumer’s voice-calling experience, which is already a benchmark for the industry with India’s-first all VoLTE (voice over LTE) network,”. Akash Ambani, Director, Jio, said in aRead More


This Is Why Paytm Is Charging 2% Extra On Adding Money Via Credit Cards Into Wallet

Paytm has now started charging extra, for loading money via credit cards. An additional 2% charge has been imposed by Paytm, for adding more than Rs 10,000 into your Paytm wallet, via Credit Cards. What is the reason behind this? Keep reading to find out more.. Why Paytm Is Charging 2% Extra For Using Credit Card For knowing this, we need to go back a bit. Way back in 2017, Paytm has expressed their concern and displeasure on the way their wallets were being misused, and exploited by credit cardRead More


Facebook Rolls Out 4 New Privacy Features

San Francisco: Facebook has updated its Privacy Checkup tool with four new features to help users improve account security and control how their information is used. The Privacy Checkup tool has been live since 2014 and the new version is rolling out globally this week. The “Who Can See What You Share” feature will help users review who can see their profile information, like phone number and email address, as well as their posts. “‘ How to Keep Your Account Secure’ feature will help you strengthen your account security byRead More


How online shopping boom has created a new sector of employment

Key to a great online shopping experience is the final delivery of that box home — on time, always, intact — come rain, hailstorm, blistering summers or the cold wave currently sweeping across most of north India. The experience that starts on a shopping app ends with a delivery agent knocking on the door. Unlike brickand-mortar retail, where buyers get to see and feel the product before buying, online shoppers wait impatiently for the delivery boy to arrive so the package can be opened. “Behind all the tech wizardry, itRead More


CBDT extends till January 31 deadline for compounding of income tax offences

New Delhi: The CBDT has extended till January 31 the last date for taxpayers to avail a “one-time” facility to apply for compounding of income tax offences, an order issued on Friday said. The earlier deadline was December 31, 2019. In I-T parlance, compounding means that the taxman does not file a prosecution case against the offender or tax evader in court in lieu of payment of due taxes and surcharges. The decision to extend the last date was taken “in view of references received from field formations, including requestsRead More