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WhatsApp To Unveil “Dark Mode” Feature For Android, iOS

Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use Dark Mode by enabling it in system settings

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he feature is being rolled out with the latest version of WhatsApp. Pixabay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to roll out the much-awaited ‘Dark Mode’ feature on both iPhone and Android devices globally.

‘Dark Mode’ is designed to reduce eye strain in low-light environments and prevent those awkward moments that happen when your phone lights up the room.

The feature is being rolled out with the latest version of WhatsApp.

The users would notice a special dark gray background and off-white colour that lowers the brightness of the screen, cuts down the glare and improves contrast and readability, said the company.

“When designing dark mode, we spent time researching and experimenting with a focus on two particular areas: Readability and information hierarchy.

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to roll out the much-awaited ‘Dark Mode’ feature on both iPhone and Android devices globally. Pixabay

“When choosing colours, we wanted to minimise eye fatigue and use colours that are closer to the system defaults on iPhone and Android, respectively,” said WhatsApp.

“We also wanted to help users easily focus their attention on each screen. We did this by using colour and other design elements to make sure the most important information stands out,” it added.

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Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use Dark Mode by enabling it in system settings.

Users on Android 9 and below versions can go into WhatsApp settings, then chats, theme and select ‘Dark’. (IANS)

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Tech Gaint Apple Acquires AI-Based Platform To Improve its Virtual Assistant Siri

This is the second acquisition from Apple this week as it also acquired weather app Dark Sky

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The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to use Voysis' technology to improve its virtual assistant Siri and the financial details of the deal has not been disclosed yet, The Irish Times reported late Friday. Pixabay

Apple has acquired Dublin-based startup Voysis, a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform that enables third parties to integrate high quality voice and natural language capabilities into their products.

The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to use Voysis’ technology to improve its virtual assistant Siri and the financial details of the deal has not been disclosed yet, The Irish Times reported late Friday.

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“At Voysis, we believe voice will soon be the first point of contact between ‘man’ and machine. We believe that voice driven natural language interfaces will change the way people interact with consumer and enterprise facing applications by creating more intuitive, efficient, and personalized experiences,” according to the company’s LinkedIn bio.

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Apple has acquired Dublin-based startup Voysis, a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform that enables third parties to integrate high quality voice and natural language capabilities into their products. Pixabay

Voysis was founded in 2012 by Peter Cahill and Noel Ruane. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, with additional office in Edinburgh, Scotland and Boston, Massachusetts.

The company has developed voice recognition platform driven by natural language instructions and search capabilities that is extremely good at recognising and responding to voice commands from users.

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This is the second acquisition from Apple this week as it also acquired weather app Dark Sky. (IANS)