Saturday, March 17, 2018

ATB Tech Updates #23

Tech Updates #23

  • Google removed 39 million potentially harmful Apps from Play Store in 2017.
Every year Google releases Their security report on their official blog giving people review about security measures and their implementations regarding the same. Google has now officially presented the security review of 2017. Last year, Google rolled out a new feature to Android devices called 'Play Protect'. The main aim of this new feature was to protect the users of Google from Potentially Harmful Apps(PHAs).

Google claims that over 60.3% of the PHAs detected were discovered by the Machine Learning part of the Play Protect. Google also said that users who downloaded apps from play store were 9 times safer from PHA download rather than the people who downloaded app from unauthorized sources. And we also suggest you to download apps from the Google play store rather than downloading from any unauthorized store.
  • Whatsapp for Android now lets you Add group Description,Search Participants and Switch to Video Call.
Whatsapp for Android has been updated with some new group-focused features. Now there is the ability to let users to add description to the group and the app also includes an option to enable searching of group participants directly from the group info screen.

Also whatsapp has added one more feature to let users convert a voice call into a video call by just tapping a button. The Option to add a group description is designed to give the group members a way to know more about the topic of the group. The group description is available on the chat screen as a pinned box and is also visible while inviting someone via the group's invite link.

  • Oppo F7 specifications revealed officially ahead of the launch date.
Yesterday Oppo revealed the Specifications of its upcoming smartphone, Oppo F7 which is set to launch in India on 26th March. The phone will have a 6.2 inch 19:9 screen with a resolution of 1080x2280 pixels (FHD+) and there's a notch on the top of the screen for the earpiece and camera of the phone. The front camera on this device is a 25MP shooter and supports features such as AI selfie, AI beauty and real time HDR.

The handset will not have any physical buttons or touch controls and have gestures to let users easily navigate between apps. Also Oppo has specified that the phone will offer App-in App view and the ability to record and share videos of gameplay on the device. The price and availability of the  device will be known after the launch of the device, so stay tuned with us and we'll get the detailed specs and the price of the device as soon as possible.

  • New mobile application can reduce stroke risk.
Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications.Timely detection of atrial fibrillation is crucial for effective stoke prevention.

"This is the first time that ordinary consumer electronics have achieved such reliable results that they can be actually beneficial for the patient's medical care", said co-author Juhani Airaksinen, Professor of Cardiology from Turku University Hospital in Finland. "The results are remarkable as intermittent atrial fibrillation is not always detected even at the doctor's office", Airaksinen added.

Also read the last Tech Update Here.


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