Twitter Notes Are Like Huge Tweets That You Can Finally Edit

Twitter is finally giving you editable tweets… but only as part of its new test: Notes.

Notes are story posts on and off Twitter that can be much longer than 280 characters and include images, GIFs, embedded Tweets, and videos. They can also – yes, finally – be edited before and later publish.

The Callisto Protocol combat will be melee and ranged in equal parts

Upcoming sci-fi horror, The Callisto Protocol, won’t just be loading players with guns and ammo, it has been revealed. Instead, players will also engage in a lot of melee combat.

This news comes from The Callisto Protocol’s design director, Ben Walker, who said Game Informer (opens in new tab) during an in-depth look at the game’s combat that it’s “leaning towards the survival side of things” and that the “overall tone” of the combat “is kind of a struggle”. It makes sense, then, that he reveals that “almost half of our combat is hand-to-hand.”

Apple AirTag 2: what we want to see

The AirTag might not seem to be crying out for a successor – after all, it only arrived in 2021, and there’s a lot an item tracker like this can do. So it hardly needs yearly updates, but Apple could be planning an AirTag 2.

A reputable analyst suggested this – and we’ll go into more detail below. This article will also be used to house any additional news and rumors about the AirTag 2 as soon as we hear more.

NordVPN Security Packages – Everything you need to know

As digital threats become increasingly sophisticated, the VPN industry is responding by developing new tools to extend its reach.

In that spirit, one of the best VPN services on the market, NordVPN, now offers its users three different complete security packages. (opens in new tab) – all available on a 2 year, 1 year and 1 month plan.

Uh oh, malicious Windows shortcuts are making a comeback

At least two threat actors have recently been observed distributing malicious Windows shortcut files designed to infect victims with malware.

Late last week, cybersecurity researchers at Varonis reported seeing the feared threat actor Emotet, as well as the lesser-known Golden Chickens (AKA Venom Spider), distributing .ZIP files via email, and within those files, files .LNK.

30 years later, Linus Torvalds is still delighted with Linux

It’s been more than three decades since Linux (opens in new tab) operating system first saw the light of day, but creator Linus Torvalds is still continually “surprised and pleased” by the amount of innovation coming to the platform.

During the Open Source Summit, which is taking place both online and in Austin, Texas, Torvalds discussed the state of Linux with Cardano Foundation Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel.

The world’s largest capacity microSD card can store over a million floppy disks

Micron introduced the world’s highest capacity equipment microSD cardthe i400, with storage of up to 1.5 TB, 50% more than the former champion, the C200.

The semiconductor giant achieved this capability using its 176-layer 3D NAND technology (similar to that used in SSD) and will target the enterprise market, especially anything having to do with video storage at the edge. In other words, don’t expect the card to be cheap or easy to get, especially since it’s designed to withstand five years of high-quality 24×7 continuous recording and a whopping two million hours MTBF.

WhatsApp’s refund campaign has paid off – at least for now

Whatsapp has seen an increase UPI payments through its app recording nearly 2-3 million payments every day. according to one report (opens in new tab) by the Economic Times, users who have registered for WhatsApp payment increased after the company announced its cashback offers. To onboard more users to the service, WhatsApp was offering money back up to Rs 105. Refund amount is provided upon completing three in-app transactions.

The report states that the company should maintain payment traffic by providing more cashback offers to customers. They are also working on integrating many of the country’s companies into the platform. WhatsApp can also provide more incentives for businesses to integrate payments through their respective WhatsApp Business accounts.

WhatsApp Pay’s journey in India was slow initially. Although the feature was available on the app, many users were skeptical of using the service amid privacy and security concerns at the time. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had also recently raised the limit on the number of users who can transact via WhatsApp Pay to 400 million.

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As per the market share as of April this year, it appears that PhonePe and Google Pay still hold the majority of transaction traffic in the country. They account for 47% and 34% respectively, while WhatsApp had a market share of 0.04%. It will be interesting to see what the new numbers are now that there are new developments.

WhatsApp Pay may get lucky

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Cashback offers will be a boost for WhatsApp Pay. For end users like us, the benefit may not exist in the long run. We’ve seen Google Pay and other apps provide large refund amounts, which slowly become smaller amounts. Users have already started to take advantage of WhatsApp’s initial cashback campaign by making the Re 1 payment as well. So while WhatsApp is happy with the increase in traffic, the excitement may be short-lived.

iOS 16 just got better at detecting this SMS with its PNR details

iOS 16 will bring some new updates to the way it detects event-based SMS messages for users in India. Litter released iOS 16 beta 2 to developers and it looks like a feature available in their Mail app will be supported in iMessage also. according to one report (opens in new tab) by Apple Insider, the latest iOS beta will allow the operating system to detect event-based SMS messages. For example, the next time you book a plane or train ticket, iOS 16 will automatically detect the message on your iphone. The time and date of travel will be detected by Siri, which can create a reminder.

The report also states that the event captured by the operating system will be highlighted in the message thread. While it’s not confirmed what the UI looks like, there is a possibility that the iMessage app is borrowing a feature. We’ve seen this before in the Mail app. When you receive a travel invitation or booking, iOS creates a summary notification at the top and offers to add them to the calendar. We could expect to see a similar UI in the iMessage app as well.

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Another addition to the latest update is support for backup to your iCloud account without the need for a Wi-Fi connection. With the next update, many users can backup their devices to the cloud using their LTE and 5G data. Previously, Apple users had to be connected to a Wi-Fi connection to upload their data and update to the latest software. With iOS 15, the company has allowed users to update firmware on iPhones and iPad cell phone models using their data plan.

More control over SMS

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While the new event detection is a welcome change for users in the country, it would have been better if there were more ways to manage SMS messages. It’s not like we’re asking for full control, but every now and then it would be great if I could decide which messages aren’t. spam. iOS 16 will change the way spam messages are filtered and is expected to add more subcategories. However, everything is decided by third-party apps. There have been incidents where a message was incorrectly sent to the spam filter. There is no way to move them to the main list without turning off the SMS filter feature.

Samsung Galaxy F13 with 6000mAh battery makes its debut in India

Samsung has launched a new low-cost smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy F13, in the Indian market. The smartphone is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy F12, which was launched last year in April. With a budget of Rs 15,000, Samsung has gone out of its way to offer features that most users are looking for.

There have been no changes to the design, however, as it has a traditional waterdrop notch display along with a thicker chin. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner folded in with the power button. One thing that hurts the device is the use of Samsung’s Exynos processor.

Samsung Galaxy F13 Pricing and Availability