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TecQ: WhatsApp Delete Messages, Galaxy Fold, mAadhaar App & More

Here’s a look at the top technology stories of the week. 

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TecQ is our weekly round-up of the technology stories.

Restaurant Association Boycotts Zomato Gold Delivery Service

Here’s a look at the top technology stories of the week. 
Zomato Gold is also available for food deliveries.
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The Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) has decided to boycott delivery services under Zomato Gold. The association unanimously took this decision at a meeting held on Thursday, 28 November, in Mumbai. Nearly 300 restaurants have decided to boycott the service.

The premium loyalty program by Zomato has not gone down well with AHAR. The association says Zomato Gold doesn’t offer any kind of incentives for hoteliers and it would only benefit the food aggregator.

Read the full story here.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: Sets the Trend for Future Phones

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The new Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with a 7.3-inch display.
(Graphic: The Quint/Erum Gour)

Lo and behold the future of smartphones!

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has kick-started the era of foldable phones globally and set a benchmark for other smartphone makers to adopt the foldable technology.

However, a phone that was being envisaged as the epitome of smartphone technology is now drawing a lot of flak from techies and reviewers all over the world for having a few chinks in its armour.

We got a hold of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for a few days and here’s what we think about the device.

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mAadhaar App Has Been Updated & Looks Like This Now:

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The mAadhaar app, the mobile application to access Aadhaar, has been updated on app stores.
(Photo Courtesy: mAadhaar app screenshot)

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has updated the mAadhaar app on both iOS and Android app stores. UIDAI has also recommended that users update to the recent version of the app to gain access to all its features as the older version of the app will stop working.

The app has been launched to help users carry their Aadhaar number and other details like demographics, name, address, date of birth and photograph in a single app.

The app is 43.6MB in size and can be downloaded from both the App Store and Android PlayStore.

Read the full story here.

Xiaomi to Launch Phone with a 108-Megapixel Camera in India Soon

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The Xiaomi Note 10 comes with a 108-megapixel primary sensor at the back.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@Xiaomi )

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be launching its next flagship product in India touted to be called the Redmi Note 10. This is the phone that has been making headlines globally thanks to its 108-megapixel primary sensor on the back.

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the above via a tweet. The official name of the phone for the Indian market has not been revealed nor when exactly it will be launched.

Read the full story here.

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WhatsApp Beta Update Confirms ‘Disappearing Messages’ Coming Soon

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WhatsApp is also set to introduce a Dark Mode for the mobile version of the app.
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It was in October this year that we spotted WhatsApp testing a feature that automatically deletes messages from both the receiver’s and the sender’s respective message boxes after a particular period of time.

However, according to WABetaifo, the recent WhatsApp Beta version has revealed that the feature now called “Delete Messages” (which was previously named Disappearing Messages”) will soon be coming to the final version of the app.

Read the full story here.

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