1. Netflix is starting to test game streaming on some devices.
2. Video calling is coming soon to Twitter.
3. Twitter artificially reduced the loading speed of competing sites when clicking on links from posts.
4. Artificial intelligence can determine the password by the sounds of keystrokes on the keyboard. Because of this, you can become a victim of hacking if, for example, you enter your data during a Zoom call.
5. AI-based grammar checking function appeared in Google search.
6. Apple announced the achievement of one billion paid subscriptions to services in the App Store.
7. Netflix continues to advance in the video game segment – the company has just released a special controller application for devices based on iOS. The app, which is called “Netflix Game Controller”, allows you to use your phone or tablet as a gamepad after you connect the device to the TV.
8. WhatsApp introduces a new feature: creating your stickers using a neural network.
9. YouTube Music has a TikTok-style video stream.
10. Apple will start paying $500 million for intentionally slowing down the iPhone.
The gist of the lawsuit is that starting with iOS 10.2.1, Apple slowed down iPhones to prolong the life of worn batteries, but did not inform its customers about this – a decision not everyone agreed with.
At the end of 2020, the company agreed to pay $500 million to settle the issue. Everyone who signed up and applied by October 6, 2020, will receive $65 shortly.
That’s this week in tech!