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Zoom Advises Users to Update App before May 30th

In order to address the privacy and security concerns directly affecting users, the video conferencing app made security enhancements and implemented the Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) encryption to ensure a safer space for its users. Now users are being advised to update the app, and required to be on version 5.0 or higher before the 30th of May, this is because, on that day, GCM encryption between Zoom Rooms controllers and Zoom Rooms will be enabled system-wide and it will become compulsory for all meetings. Zoom will cut over all accounts to GCM encryption. This means that Zoom clients that do not have the recommended version 5.0 or higher will stop functioning. This update will bring a new green encryption shield icon that will be visible in the upper left of the meeting window to indicate that enhanced GCM encryption is enabled which, points to the fact the video/audio call is encrypted and going through secure channel. If an older client attempts to join a GCM meeting, the user will be prompted for confirmation before upgrading. Some versions will offer users the option to join via Web and do the client upgrade later. According to Zoom blog, the update has some other upcoming enhancements including displaying non-video participants via their avatar by default and turning off call history by default. So, what exactly is GCM encryption? Click to find out.

You can now share WhatsApp Status on Facebook Story

Back in June, WhatsApp started testing a way to let users share their status to Facebook and Instagram. Well, it seems it has been achieved as the option to share whatsapp status to facebook story is now available. So if you are currently on the recent version of WhatsApp, you should have already received the feature. Now when you post a WhatsApp status, you'll see a 'Share to Facebook' option under your status that let's you share directly to your Facebook story. If you tap the share button, you'll also see a couple of apps that you can share your status with. If you've received this feature, let us know your thoughts on it.

You can now sign into Google with your Fingerprint

Google has rolled out an update that now lets users log into its web services using fingerprint based verification instead of a password. The feature is built on a “FIDO2” standards, W3C WebAuthn and FIDO CTAP, and are designed to provide simpler and more secure authentication experiences. The benefit of Google’s authentication feature is that it allows the same credentials be used by both native apps and web services. This means you only need to register your fingerprint with a google service once and it will work on both apps and web services To register your fingerprint, open google chrome and access passwords.google.com. Once on the site, you will be required to authenticate your identity using your phone’s fingerprint sensor. However, you can still decide to sign into google services using other authentication methods – pin, password or pattern. The update will be available to all Pixel devices and devices running on Android 7 (Nougat) operating system and above. But your phone must have a fingerprint verification functionality for this to work.

IPhone 11 rumoured to go on sale on 20th September

It wasn't that long ago that we told you guys that iPhone 11 is scheduled for release in September, well now, rumour has it that the 2019 iPhone models might drop on the 20th of September. We don't know if the date has been confirmed, but iPhone lovers, get ready to load off some cash as the price tag of these devices may have you breaking the bank. And, not to bombard you with rumors, however it's also been predicted that 2021 iPhone models will bring back the Touch ID feature. Stay with us for more tech news and updates!

Apple plans to launch an iPhone with Under Display Fingerprint in China

The Chinese Media are claiming that Apple intends to launch a cheaper iPhone model exclusively for the Chinese market; the phone is said to come with an Under Display Fingerprint Sensor instead of the Face ID feature. Now, for the past two years, Apple’s flagship devices have been relying on an advanced authentication method - Face ID, as means for bio-metric verification, and now that report has it that the company has decided to launch a cheaper device with a fingerprint sensor, it however won’t be available globally. We do not understand the reason for this, but perhaps Apple is trying to cut down on some expenses as we heard they have recently been experiencing a decline in sales.

WhatsApp tests feature to enable sharing of status to Facebook story

Isn't this exciting? WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow users to share their status directly to their stories on Facebook and on other Facebook owned apps including; Instagram, Gmail, and Google photos. This doesn’t imply that your WhatsApp ID will be linked to your Facebook account, as the company is making use of the standard iOS and Android data-sharing APIs. So when sharing is done on Facebook and other apps, data is only being transferred, which means that your posts will be regarded as separate events in Facebook’s systems, and will not be linked. Also, this sharing integration feature is not automatic but will be activated manually, meaning, it is left to users to decide whether they want to use the feature or not. The sharing option however will be placed underneath your status on WhatsApp.

Realme working on a 64MP Smartphone

The highest camera Megapixel we have seen so far is the 48MP which has been the drift this year -2019. But it seems recent moves from Realme will outmatch this as it just announced that it will be launching a phone which will feature a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor with 1/1.72-inch sensor and a 1.6-microns pixel size. This will be the world’s first Smartphone with such camera attribute. There are no other specific details about the phone or when it will be in the market, but the news is that India will be the first to capture astounding images with the 64MP smartphone.

WhatsApp urges users to urgently update App following a Spyware attack

WhatsApp has urged its 1.5 billion users to update the App as quickly as possible after it discovered a vulnerability that allowed a Spyware developed by hackers to be installed on users phone via the App's audio call feature. According to reports, once installed, the Spyware allegedly developed by Israeli Cyber Intelligence Company, NSO Group, can turn on the phone's camera and microphone, listen in on your audio call, invade your mail box and messages, collect information about the user's location data or completely take over your phone's operating system. Hence WhatsApp users are advised to update the app via Playstore on Android devices or via Apple store on iPhones.

Nokia 8110 4G Unveils WhatsApp & Facebook on Latest Software

The Nokia 8110 4G, also known as the ’banana phone’ due to its shape has gotten a software upgrade ‘V15’ that now allows the device to run Whatsapp and Facebook. Once the software is installed in your device, you can then proceed to download the social networking Apps from kaistore. Although, the software upgrade was first released in India, HMD Global has now allowed it to run globally. The Nokia 8110 4G comes with exciting features and specifications which includes: WiFi Hotspot 4G LTE VoLTE Ready ready Sync With Gmail & Outlook OS: KaiOS Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM Nano & Micro SIM Dual SIM MicroSD Card Slot Camera & Gallery Music Player Recorder FM Radio YouTube Facebook WhatsApp Get the Nokia 8110 4G from Swot Solutions @₦25,000