Google removes Paytm app from Play Store for violation of its gambling policy
- Google has removed the Indian payment giant Paytm’s app from the Play Store for repeatedly violating its gambling policy.
- This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies.
- Because of Google’s guidelines and Indian laws on gambling, fantasy sports app Dream 11 asks its users to sideload their app on Android.
- TechCrunch reported that Google has also asked Disney+ Hotstar to display warnings before running ads for fantasy sports apps for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament.
- In a tweet, Paytm said that its Android app is temporarily unavailable on the Play Store and it’ll be back soon.
- Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google's Play Store for new downloads or updates.
Emily Ratajkowski on Reclaiming Her Own Image
- The gallerist said we might want to take a look at its upcoming show of Richard Prince’s “Instagram Paintings.” The “paintings” were actually just images of Instagram posts, on which the artist had commented from his account, printed on oversize canvases.
- Still, I make my living off posing for photographs, and it felt strange that a big-time, fancy artist worth a lot more money than I am should be able to snatch one of my Instagram posts and sell it as his own.
- It seemed strange to me that he or I should have to buy back a picture of myself — especially one I had posted on Instagram, which up until then had felt like the only place where I could control how I present myself to the world, a shrine to my autonomy.
The original Myst is coming to VR
- Myst creator Cyan Worlds is adapting its classic adventure game to virtual reality.
- Facebook and Cyan announced that Myst will get a VR remake for the Oculus Quest later this year, launching after the release of the upcoming Oculus Quest 2 headset.
- A trailer offers a broad reminder of what Myst is about, but it doesn’t show us what the game will actually look like or how it will play.
- Obduction was a spiritual successor to Myst that optionally supported virtual reality.
- It was released in 2016 alongside the very first current-generation headsets, and while it had a gorgeous design and clever puzzles, Cyan was still trying to balance making a non-VR game that worked in VR.
- That compromise doesn’t exist with Myst’s remake, and Cyan can draw on a wider set of conventions for VR puzzle games.
Silos of hope as new travel offerings are unveiled
- Maldives shares its valuable lessons, cruise liners spruik great deals and regional Victoria presents new art.
- Yes, argues Mohamed, even though the Maldives welcomed just 7600 tourists between July 15 and August 15 – mainly British and Americans, followed by Russians and travellers from the United Arab Emirates.
- The movement began in the West Australian town of Northam in 2015 and now has 36 silos on its national art trail, with more to come.
- The line has opened up 2023 ocean cruise bookings at 2020 prices to destinations including Scandinavia and the Mediterranean, Alaska, South America, and Australia and New Zealand.
- Under the campaign banner “There’s More for You”, guests can now reserve the group's hotels for up to 35 per cent off when booking three nights or more, including all seven of Australia's InterContinental hotels, and five hotels in New Zealand across a couple of brands.
Apple One’s pricing is too tempting not to subscribe
- It has individual and family tier in over 100 countries that combine subscription to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50 or 200GB of iCloud storage depending on the plan.
- However, I’m already in a family plan friends for Apple Music with costs ₹149 ($2.02) a month.
- The only time this subscription bundle doesn’t make sense for someone is when they don’t use Apple Music.
- At this moment, Apple TV+ doesn’t hold as much value as other streaming services, so you’re better of paying for Arcade and iCloud storage separately.
- If you are in the Apple ecosystem, it makes sense to at least give Apple One a go, and if you’re sharing some of these services with your family, the offer might be too tempting to refuse.
Apple launches redesigned iPad Air with A14 chip — color me excited
- Apple launched the iPad Air today with an iPad Pro like-design priced at $599.
- The new tablet is the first device to feature Apple’s new 5nm A14 chip –– beating the iPhone 12.
- The new iPad features a 10.9-inch liquid retina screen with a 2360×1640 resolution.
- The new iPad Air features a 12-megapixel rear camera used in the iPad Pro with 4K video recording capability.
- Apple said the new iPad Air is compatible with smart accessories such as Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard covers.
- As a comparison, the new iPad Pro 11-inch model costs $799.
- So a lot of people might want to grab this new iPad Air at a cheaper price and a new chip.
- Did you know we have an online event about digital art coming up?
- Join the Form Track at TNW2020 to explore how technology is changing how we create, experience, and share art.
New app from makers of Facetune will let you edit videos for TikTok in seconds
- However, the company has released plenty of popular video and photo editing apps in the past few years including Pixaloop and Videoleap.
- The company’s latest app targets a short video editor, called Beatleap, for your TikToks and Instagram Reels.
- The app has automatically synced up background music, plenty of effects, filters, and it takes hardly any effort to create a video.
- However, Beatleap will let you select a few video clips of your choice, and automatically sync the song you pick.
- And users can post these videos with licensed music on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube.
- Beatleaps is not a TikTok replacement, but it can be a great starting point for some creators to easily create their videos.
- While lipsyncing videos are popular on the app, many creators, such as educators or chefs, use songs as background score.