Week in Tech: Google Datally, Apple macOS root bug & more (November 27 – December 3, 2017)

Here’s a quick roundup of all the important stories we covered between November 27-December 3, 2017.

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This week in Tech witnessed some serious issues like Apple macOS Sierra exposed to an alarming “root bug” security hole. Meanwhile, there were was a surprise in the form of Reliance extending the deadline of Jio Triple Cashback offer. We also saw Google coming up with a new data saver app to help users save some extra megabytes of their mobile data. So here’s a quick roundup of all the important stories we covered between November 27-December 3, 2017.

1. Reliance Jio extends triple cashback offer

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Reliance extended the deadline of Jio triple cashback offer until December 15. The offer was initially supposed to end on November 25. As part of the offer, Jio partnered several wallet and e-commerce channels to let users avail maximum cashback of Rs 2,559 on a minimum recharge of Rs 399. I recently covered a detailed story to offer some insights on how to avail Reliance Jio triple cashback offer and what you need to know. (Read our complete coverage).

2. New security flaw in Apple macOS discovered

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In what could be one of the most shocking news for Apple Mac users worldwide, a new root bug was found in macOS Sierra earlier this week. It allows anyone access system files and modify personal data without having to enter any password. Although Apple took no time to release a fix with immediate effect, Wired reports that the flaw still persists for some users. (Read our complete coverage)

3. Google launches a new data saver app

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Search giant Google announced a new data saver app called Datally that helps users track, control and monitor their app data usage. Since users often look for ways to save their mobile data from going wasted, this new app may come handy. I recently covered a step-by-step guide on how to save data and monitor your mobile data usage using Google Datally. (Read our complete coverage).

4. Now WhatsApp group admins can mute users?

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A new report emerged revealing WhatsApp may soon allow group admins restrict non-admins from sending messages. The feature has reportedly rolled out to WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.17.430. However, despite upgrading to WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.17.431 myself, I couldn’t find it working. (Read our complete coverage).

5. Vodafone ‘Red Together’ plans create buzz

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Vodafone announced new ‘Red Together’ plans to compete with Airtel Family plans. Interestingly, these plans let postpaid users save up to 20% on the total rental of the group and avail up to 20GB additional data. Vodafone Red Together plans show up less than a month of introducing first few Vodafone Red plans for postpaid users. (Read our complete coverage).