Week in Tech: WhatsApp UPI rollout, Apple price hike, Facebook downvote and more (Feb 5-11, 2018)

Here’s everything important from the world of technology last week

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Last week was filled with many important updates from the tech world. Facebook-owned instant messenger WhatsApp is on the verge of announcing their long-awaited UPI payment integration. Vodafone announced their VoLTE services in select circles. Facebook, on the other hand, is testing a new ‘downvote’ reaction to comments. Here’s everything important from the world of technology last week.

WhatsApp UPI payment feature rollout

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WhatsApp UPI payment feature rollout could be in its final stages, suggests a new report. According to this report, WhatsApp has already rolled this out to select beta testers. It’s been quite some time since UPI-enabled payment method is reportedly in works at WhatsApp. The report also had screenshots to share, offering the glimpse of what we can expect from this game-changing WhatsApp feature. Continue reading…

Vodafone VoLTE services announced in select circles

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Vodafone has finally announced their VoLTE services in select telecom circles like Mumbai, Gujarat (Surat and Ahmedabad) and Delhi NCR. Vodafone told Techook that customers can now expect superior call quality and network strength. And all the existing prepaid and postpaid 4G plans remain valid for their VoLTE network. Vodafone ensured their rollout is expanding in a phased manner. Continue reading…

Facebook testing a new downvote reaction button

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Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature to let select users report or discourage abusive comments. Downvoting a comment would make it disappear for the user. However, Facebook would then ask if the reported comment was offensive, misleading or irrelevant. Continue reading…

Google Assistant heading to Chromebooks?

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Google Assistant may be coming soon to Chromebooks, reports XDA. They revealed two code snippets how Google Assistant will work on Chromebooks. It may be disabled by default. However, once enabled, it may show some additional settings. Continue reading…

Apple hikes iPhone and Watch prices by 8.3 percent

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Apple has increased prices of their iPhone and Watch devices by up to 8.3 percent. The move comes less than a week after the government of India increased customs duty on imported mobile phones from the 15 percent to 20 percent effective from 2nd February 2018. So in case you were planning to Apple iPhone or Watch in India, you need to spend more than what you might have budgeted for. Continue reading…