Google Maps review video, Snapchat’s Bitmoji, Amazon great Indian festival sale, Kaspersky banned, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Maps now added video reviews for local guides -

Google Maps launched a new features for local guides. Now, users can submit videos up to 30 seconds in length. Google silently made it available a couple weeks ago.

Snapchat’s Bitmoji avatars are now coming in 3D animated -

Snapchat’s Bitmoji avatars now come with their 3D animations. You can now project a 3D cartoon of yourself by tapping on your phone’s screen.

Google will not keep Android backups if a device is inactive for two months -

Google will automatically schedule to delete backups of your Android device if the device is inactive for more than two months Google Drive will then display an expiration date below the backup, showing a countdown of how much longer you have until it gets automatically wiped.

Lenovo launched 4 new tablets in India -

Lenovo launched the Tab 4 series in India and the company has already made two out of the four new tablets available for purchase through Flipkart. Currently, only Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus models and Lenovo Tab 4 8 tablet can be purchased from Flipkart.

Amazon great Indian festival sale announced from 21st to 24th Sept -

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale will start from September 21 and will continue till September 24. Unsurprisingly, sale will clash with the next Flipkart Big Billion Days sale.

Facebook testing a snooze feature for friend post -

Facebook will be adding a new option that lets you temporarily snooze a friend’s posts from appearing in your news feed. You can choose to just mute them for 24 hours, an entire week, or 30 days without unfriending or unfollowing them.

Kaspersky banned for US government -

The US government banned to use of Kaspersky security software in federal offices. The department is concerned about the ties between Kaspersky and Russian intelligence and other government agencies.

Google will launched Tez mobile payment service -

Another digital payment service will be introduced in India by Google. It will call Google Tez, and will offer payment options beyond the existing ones like Google Wallet or Android Pay.

SwiftKey gets Bing powered GIF search -

Microsoft owned SwiftKey added Bing powered GIF search support in India. SwifKey also trying to add support for relevant GIFs to its keyboard app.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched on October 4 -

Google announced that it will be launching new Pixel series smartphones on October 4. The search giant is also making sure no-one misses the teaser, by placing a teaser on the Search home page.