Google brings changes to Android in India, new MacBook Pros goes on sale, layoffs at Spotify and other top tec – Gadgets Now

Gadgets Now | Gadgets Now Bureau29 Jan, 2023, 11:55AM IST
After weeks of tussling with the Indian government, Google this week announced changes to Android and Google Play Store in the country. For those who are looking to buy new MacBooks, the new M2 Pro and M2 Max powered MacBook Pros have now gone on sale, and also, for iPhone users, the iOS 16.3 is now out. After layoffs at Google, Amazon, and other big giants, Spotify also sacked 6% of its workforce. All this and more in our top tech news of the week.
The move comes days after the Supreme Court upheld stringent antitrust directives laid down by CCI. It forced the tech giant to change how it markets its popular mobile operating system, Android. Google has also announced that it will appeal the CCI decision. Click here to read more
Apple has rolled out the latest version of iOS 16 for iPhone users. iOS 16.3 includes a few new features and some bug fixes as well. These features include — security keys for Apple ID, support for 2nd-gen HomePod and some changes to the Emergency SOS button. Click here to read more
The recently launched 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that feature the latest Apple M2 Max and M2 Pro silicon are now available for purchase. Customers can buy the new MacBook Pro models via the company’s official website and other authorised retail channels. Click here to read more
CEO of the Sweden-based music streaming company Daniel Ek shared a memo to announce the layoffs. These new job cuts have reduced the company’s workforce by 6%. Click here to read more
Tecno launched its flagship Phantom X2 Pro 5G in India last week. The smartphone is priced at Rs 49,999 and can be purchased online from the Amazon India website. Click here to read more. Click here to read more
Noise Buds Combat is designed for immersive gaming sessions and promises to capture every small detail with crisp and clear audio. These new gaming TWS earbuds come with a price tag of Rs 1,499. Click here to read more
These new features include link previews, custom emojis, themes, and others. In a post on Facebook, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has increased testing default end-to-end encryption for more Messenger users. Click here to read more
Twitter has made a few changes regarding suspended/banned accounts. Twitter Support account has posted a series of tweets and has confirmed that the new rules/changes will come into effect from February 1. Click here to read more
Users can place these avatars on their Instagram profile pictures beside their actual images. Meta introduced Avatars for Instagram in February 2022 and rolled out the new Avatars for WhatsApp last month. Click here to read more. Click here to read more
The game is currently allowing Android users to pre-register for the game, while iPhone users will be allowed to pre-register soon. The game’s developer has still not finalised the date of the game’s launch. Click here to read more


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