Daily Tech News #15

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WhatsApp picture-in-picture for iOS & 32 people video call

I know how hard for iPhone users to do multitask on their iPhone while taking WhatsApp video calls.

Now finally Meta has listened. WhatsApp is now beta testing and rolling out this old feature to iOS users this new year announced in the blog post.

WhatsApp is also testing 32 people group video calls on your mobile.

Avatars on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has officially rolled out avatars on their mobile app. You can access them from your settings page.

On WhatsApp, you can now use your personalized avatar as your profile photo or choose from one of 36 custom stickers reflecting many different emotions and actions.

Particularly I didn’t find good customization in avatars.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Specs

Samsung S22 Ultra has some significant upgrades from its predecessor. This was the first phone to come with a 200MP rare camera. And as per previous launches, this phone will be launched in Feb 2023.

The specs of the S23 Ultra

Screen Size6.8-inch AMOLED (3,088×1,440)
CPUSnapdragon 8 Gen 2
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rare Cameras200MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto (3x zoom), 10MP telephoto (10x zoom)
Front Camera12MP
Battery Size5000mAh

This time the base storage of the S23 Ultra is 258GB compared to 128GB in S22 Ultra.

The price will be similar to the old version $1,199

Twitter Newsletter Revue is shutting down.

This morning this news shocked me. WHY Twitter? Revue was widely one of the top newsletter brands and I particularly like it.

After 8 years, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Revue on January 18, 2023.

Maybe the reason is previously Elon Musk has confirmed reports that the company is working on expanding the character limit from 280 to 4,000.

Twitter Suspends ElonJet account tracks Musk Private plane.

A Twitter account that tracked Elon Musk’s private jet has been suspended for violating unspecified Twitter rules.

This was not my hot pick but Twitter is not supporting to Add of links to Elon Jets Instagram, and Facebook pages to Twitter.



Ad-Free Twitter for Blue members

Recently Twitter blue was back with new pricing for iOS users that cost $11/month and $8/month for those who purchase from the web.

Still, there was no option to purchase Blue from Android App.

I think Sundar also wants to make some news to Twitter so that Elon will consider adding a purchase option.

Anyways, Elon in some tweets said that Twitter is working on two types of subscriptions with basic and higher tiers.

In the higher tier plan, the users can get zero ads.

IDK what was happening with Elon and Twitter? What type of decisions he was taking and regretting later.

Anyways @elonmusk I tried to purchase Twitter Blue but I was getting a pop-up message that my account was not eligible. I just got my pay and if I want to try in future I didn’t have money to pay. 😂😂

MP minister says Besharam Rang (Pathaan)is highly objectionable.

Pathaan starring SRK and Deepika Padukone directed by the Siddharth Anand team released the song Besharam Rang which was good and went popular but is now facing some controversies from citizens saying that Deepika Padukone act bold in the song and now recently Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has called it highly objectionable and has demanded changes.

Those who haven’t watched the song can check the link below.

I don’t think this was an issue. It was just a cinema. What do you think?

Google’s making code formatting a breeze in Docs

Google Docs is getting a new feature that will make it easier to show code in an easy-to-understand way.

when working in Google Docs, collaborators who want to present code must paste it into the document and then manually apply styles by highlighting syntax. 

The company announced that it’s adding code blocks to its “smart canvas” system, which will automatically add the proper spacing and color-coding for a variety of programming languages, such as Python, C, and Javascript.