Technology News for Sunday 16th January 2022

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Jan 16th 2022

1. Whatsapp iOS beta adds update for message reactions


Instant messaging app, WhatsApp is planning to bring message reactions to iOS devices. The company is currently running beta tests for the update, and will soon be rolled out for both individual and group chats, with additional privacy settings.

2. Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie feature now available for all users

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Microsoft Teams has made its Walkie Talkie feature generally available to all its users. The push to talk feature was introduced two years ago as a way for frontline workers to communicate easily on-field, when the pandemic rate was at its peak.

3. Amazon Great Republic Day Sale 2022: Major discounts on MacBook Pro, AirPods

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E-commerce giant Amazon kicks off its annual Great Republic Day sale, starting tomorrow. And in typical fashion, Prime members get early access to the offers a day before (January 16). The sale will be live until January 20 and see deals on various ...

4. Apple Vision? Apple Reality? What Apple Could Name Its AR/VR Headset

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Apple showing VR capabilities of Macs at WWDC 2017. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. The names of future Apple devices are some of the company's most closely guarded secrets, but ...

5. Hidden iOS 15 features that'll change how you use your iPhone

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Apple added a text scanner to the iPhone, no matter what app you're using. Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET. Tap the button, which will replace your keyboard ...

6. Apple to require employee proof of Covid-19 booster

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(CNN) Apple Inc will require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a Covid-19 booster shot, The Verge reported on Saturday, citing an internal email. Starting Jan. 24, unvaccinated employees or those who haven't submitted proof of ...

7. Apple Requiring Employees to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or Face Frequent Testing

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"Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination to protect against severe disease," Apple ...

8. Wordle! and Wardle team up to donate proceeds from an unrelated app's popularity spike


Wordle is a free browser game, and a browser game only — it has no accompanying apps, something that some people (myself included, regrettably) might not realize during a time when nearly everything has an app. This leaves plenty of room for fake ...

9. Samsung's next tablet lineup could include a 14.6-inch 'Ultra' model with a notch

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Samsung might be adding its first-ever “Ultra” model to its upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, which will also include a Tab S8 and S8 Plus, as rumored by WinFuture. According to WinFuture, the flagship Ultra model could sport a 14.6-inch Super AMOLED ...

10. Storm and debris cleanup resources for Lee County


Each person can make sure they have an updated tetanus vaccination prior to becoming involved in cleanup efforts. Also, remember that often flood waters can disguise hazards such as down powerlines and debris. FDOH- ...