Tech NewsWrap: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram recover after global outage… and more

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram recover after global outage

In one of the worst-ever outages in digital history, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down at the same time for over 7 hours. While the crash itself left users around the world unable to communicate with their dear ones, what was strange is the fact that it took so long for these social media giants to acknowledge the issue. When the service was finally restored, tech giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the disruption in the services of Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram that paralyzed the social media platform. “Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about,” he said.

Apple Watch Series 7 orders start October 8

Just like the iPhone 13 series, sixth-generation iPad Mini, and ninth-generation iPad, the new Apple Watch Series 7 is also coming to India in the first wave. It will be available for buying in the country from October 15, and pre-orders will start from October 8 at 5:30pm IST. Unlike previous launches, Apple didn’t reveal the pricing of the Apple Watch Series 7. The listing on the Flipkart suggests that new model could be Rs 1,000 higher than last year’s Apple Watch Series 6. It will start at Rs 41,900 for the GPS variant in 41mm size, according to Flipkart.

TikTok, PUBG Mobile most downloaded apps despite facing ban: Sensor Tower

TikTok and PUBG Mobile were the best performing apps in terms of downloads and revenue. According to Sensor Tower, these were the highest-earning apps in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in the third quarter of 2021. While TikTok was the top-grossing app in the world, PUBG reigned supreme in the worldwide gaming category. The report further revealed that TikTok was also the most downloaded app worldwide in Q3 2021, followed by Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. It recently crossed 3 billion installs globally, becoming the first non-Facebook app to do so.

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Boult Audio AirBass SoulPods launched with ANC, IPX7 rating

Boult Audio AirBass SoulPods have been launched in India with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support and an IPX7 rating. The SoulPods offers a good 24-hour battery life without compromising on performance. It is high on features and performance while being extremely light on the pocket. The new product features the latest in bluetooth technology that comprises a high-end ANC chip and a robust 10mm driver for sheer performance. Now speak to your loved ones or listen to your favourite music without being disturbed by those traffic sounds or the chaos around you. And there’s also the Ambient Mode that allows you to be aware of your surroundings by disabling ANC at the touch of a button.

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