Welcome, everyone to our popular series – TechnoBugg’s Weekly Roundup. In this series, we list our top 5 trending news of the week. This week is trending for Apple, Google, OnePlus, and more. So let’s have a look at the top 5 trending news of the week.
1. Apple Announces Apple M1 Chip and New MacBooks
With the newly developed ARM-based Apple M1 Chip, the company boasts of tremendous improvements in the performance of its Mac lineup. The company has also announced the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini powered by the new chip.
The new Apple M1 Chip is built on the 5-nanometer architecture which promises improvements in both power efficiency and performance. It occupies 16 billion transistors and an 8-core design with 4x high-performance cores and 4x high power cores. The Macs will be offered with up to 8-core CPU and GPU varying with different configurations. According to the company, this makes the new SoC one of the fastest in the world. It comes with dedicated I/O security, unified memory and unified memory architecture as its a system on a chip, combining CPU, memory and GPU in a chip.
All the numbers translate to 3x better processing performance and up to 5x better graphics performance when compared to the competing Windows laptops and computers. With the integrated SoC, users could see instant wake from sleep like the iOS devices and instant app launch. This also results in 2x times faster animations as well. If you are wondering about the apps and program compatibility, all machines running macOS Big Sur powered by the Apple M1 Chip will have universal support for apps designed natively and for Intel-powered Macs. All macOS apps are designed to be running smoothly on M1 powered machines and the company has announced that the development by Adobe among others is already underway and will be ready in no time. Now you will also be able to run apps designed for iOS on Macs too. Lastly, the Rosetta 2 will make sure any apps designed for Intel machines will run smoother on the new Macs.
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2. Indian Government to Regulate OTT and Digital News Platforms
The Central Government of India has brought Over The Top (OTT) and Digital News platforms under its jurisdiction. Now OTT platforms or video streaming service providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and others have come under the regulation of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Until now there was no law to overlook the online content providers and media. Last year the Central Government had raised concerns over the fact that these providers are left unchecked and asked them to form a self-regulatory body on the lines of the News Broadcasters Standard Authority. Following this, eight video streaming services signed on a regulatory code that says, the OTT platforms were prohibited to show content that deliberately and maliciously disrespects the national emblem or national flag, any visual or story line that promotes child pornography, any content that “maliciously” intends to outrage religious sentiments, content that “deliberately and maliciously” promotes or encourages terrorism and, lastly, any content that has been banned for exhibition or distribution by law or court.
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3. Google Photos Free Uploads To End
One of the highlighting element of the Google Photos application is the capability to upload unlimited photos or videos and the same will allow users to create a backup in case they loss the beautiful memories from the device. But now the company has confirmed the same will be changed very soon. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the new announcement.
The Mountain View company Google has confirmed that Google Photos will stop free uploads on the board and the company will provide only 15 GB of storage space in the cloud and if you want to use more space then you are required to pay to Google.
Google is implementing the new change on the very popular application from June 1, 2021. Having said that, there are few things which you need to consider and the first thing is all the images uploaded before the deadline will not be counted and that means the changes apply to those users who upload images after the date. Click here to read the full story.
4. PUBG Coming Back In India
Indian government banned many Chinese applications and that includes the very popular action packed game PUBG in September and after that the developers of the game announced exit from India and there will be no option to play the game in the market of India. Well, now the developers of the game has confirmed that they are coming back with a new game for the users of the country. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the upcoming game of the company.
It is officially confirmed by the developers of PUBG Mobile that they are all set to launch a new game in the market of India and the same will be dubbed as PUBG Mobile India. PUBG Corporation has also said that the upcoming game will be “created specifically for the Indian market,” and the company has also confirmed to provide maximize data security and adhere to the local regulations,
The developers have also shared that they will launch the upcoming game with improved in-game content and also customize it to “reflect local needs.” the players of the upcoming game will able to find the changes in a virtual simulation training ground setting, clothing on new characters, and green hit effects. The developers of the game will also bring a new feature which will restrict game time for younger players.
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5. OnePlus 9 CAD Renders Surfaced Online
The very popular brand OnePlus started to work on the next-generation flagship smartphone – OnePlus 9 and we are also heard that the company will launch the device earlier than its usual timeline. The first CAD Renders of the devices surfaced online and the same gives us some clue on the specifications. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out all the available information of the upcoming smartphone of the very popular brand in the smartphone industry.
According to the renders, the company is working on the next-generation OnePlus 9 Smartphone and the same will have the triple rear camera setup at the top left corner of the device and that is similar to the current OnePlus 8T smartphone of the company.
Moreover, it is also suggested that the company will launch the vanilla variant of its next-generation flagship device with a punch-hole setup and that will be available at the centre position of the screen. Click here to read the full story.
So these are the top 5 trending news of this week. What are your thoughts on this list? Let us know in the comments section below. This Weekly Roundup will be available every Sunday, so stay tuned for that and much more information.