Infosys and ATP announce new ‘PlayerZone’ app and website

IT major Infosys in association with ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis circuits, today announced the launch of a new ‘PlayerZone’ app and website.

The revamped PlayerZone, an extranet portal for ATP players, their support teams, coaches, and others in the ecosystem, allows users to engage with each other and access information across a wide range of operational aspects related to life on Tour, the company said in a release.

It said the PlayerZone is developed with best-in-class technology to be intuitive and more convenient, offering biometric login on the app. It also provides information on tournament entries and withdrawals, automated updates on match scheduling and results among other things.

The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. “With the launch of this new app, we believe we have set a new benchmark in offering the best player extranet in sport, connecting our players, their agents, coaches, teams and family to the ATP World Tour wherever they might be, from any device of their choice,” ATP Executive Chairman & President Chris Kermode said.

Why Child Smartphone Monitoring Apps are Necessary for Online Safety

As a parent, it can be difficult to know when to fix the reins on your teen’s security and when to pull back. The difficulties introduced by current innovation make it considerably harder nowadays, yet they additionally give numerous solutions. It’s unavoidable that your tween or adolescent will possess and utilize a tablet, laptop, or a cell phone sooner or later, so it’s best to fail in favor of alert and keep a nearby watch over their action with parental control application. This isn’t about intruding upon their security, however about shielding them and protecting them from potential perils that hide on the web.

With regards to tweens and cellphones, there are two methods of insight. One camp of parents trusts that everything a youngster does on a cellphone ought to be checked. The other camp trusts that kids deserve their secrecy and if their child is a decent child, monitoring isn’t required.

Having heard various stories from parents as the years progressed; I have a tendency to say something regarding the observing side. I compare it to driving a car. The phone, similar to a car, can be a hazardous tool.

Here are some basic reasons why child smartphone monitoring is fundamental for computerized security:

Online harassment

This can happen through web-based social networking sites, email, and different sites. It’s a worry on the grounds that numerous tweens or teens can be harrasment and tormented on the web, and parents would be unaware on the off chance that they weren’t observing their teen’s online accounts. This is the reason it’s so critical to check in with their online networking action. Kids that are harassed may wind up noticeably pulled back and discouraged. It can have disastrous outcomes, and if parents are not monitoring and searching for these things, they’ll essentially be dark until it’s past the point of no return.

Bullying among peers

More likely to online harrasment, bullying can occur online among peers who know each other from school, social gatherings, and even just locally. Spooks can utilize text messaging, emailing, and web-based social networking to target and insult their victims. A youngster who is confronting harassing at school and through the web can be excessively humiliated, making it impossible to tell their folks. Sadly, this has had destroying outcomes for some families, and their kids have turned out to be discouraged and taken their own particular lives.

Dangerous behaviour

In the event that you speculate that your teen might be taking part in hazardous behaviour, for example, sexting, drinking, or utilizing drugs, you must have the capacity to monitor them. It’s as much about their physical and psychological wellness as keeping them from illegal exercises. Regardless of the possibility that you feel that you can confide in your teen, it doesn’t hurt to step up with regards to make certain that they’re following the rules and not getting included in terrible behaviour. Legitimate monitoring can forestall issues before they even turn into an issue.

Building trust

At last, the two parents and kids should see the utilization of monitoring applications as an approach to fabricate trust and exhibit duty. Children may not generally value the level of protection that parent’s yearning, yet it’s essential for their safety. By utilizing a monitoring application and guaranteeing that everybody sees how it functions, families can build trust and have a more honest relationship. The teen years can be an intense time for the connection amongst parents and children, however keeping the lines of communication open are critical. For parents, just remember that some time or another your youngsters won’t just comprehend your activities, however they’ll welcome them as well.

Obscure Friends

You know your girls friends, you see them at training, after school, at your home. Be that as it may, friendship is anything but difficult to strike-up on the web. As a youthful grown-up, it’s anything but difficult to think individuals who get to know you online are honest and direct, particularly in the event that they’ve been a decent friend to you and compliment you. Try not to disparage the energy of corrupt grown-ups who fabricate associations with kids on the web.

Hooking up

These days, kids don’t talk specifically to each other any longer… particularly when asking others out. They begin connections through messaging. As a relationship with the inverse sex creates at school, it is very normal for young ladies to be solicited to send stripped pictures from them. If girls complain the kid jokes that his friend got his phone and messaged that, “he’s so sad!” Is this the sort of kid your need your girl to really like?

Offering Drugs

Your kid could get unsolicited offers to get “personality controlling” brownies (with drugs inside) or choices to purchase drug specifically. In all likelihood these writings will incorporate slang to it’s not as self-evident. Imagine a scenario where the messages continue coming in spite of your teen’s rejection.

Erotic entertainment

You know your youngster won’t specifically look for pornography, yet imagine a scenario in which it’s sent to them and it turns into a type of provocation, by what method will your teen handle this. Will s/he let you know?

Tweens and teens don’t have the devices or even the enthusiastic maturity to deal with these sorts of issues. In the event that your teen informs you regarding these issues, incredible, you can help move them through morals, lawful implications, and fellowships. Be that as it may, imagine a scenario where your kid doesn’t let you know? Dissimilar to figuring out how to drive a car, kids get practically zero direction on the most proficient method to deal with these issues that come from portable/online connections. They aren’t the typical issues you consider when you give your teen a phone, such as setting up email, utilizing the calendar, setting up an address book, stacking music documents, and so on. With as quick as society is going nowadays, these are main problems occurring on school grounds regular.

 

Author: Sohel Ather

Android O will be the last major OS update for OnePlus 3, 3T

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already revealed that the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T smartphones will receive Android O. It has also been confirmed that OnePlus 5 will also get the same OS platform this year.

But the company did not reveal what happens to the OnePlus 3 and the 3T after Android O, until now.

In a forum post, OnePlus has revealed that Android O will be the last major OS update for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. However, the Chinese tech firm won’t be leaving the handset buyers in the dark as it will be rolling out security patches for the ‘foreseeable future’.

Individual application updates will also be rolled out. “After the OP3/3T have been updated to Android O, we’ll start moving the Open Beta Program from OP3/3T to OP5,” the company added.

MyJio App touched the 100-million milestone on the Google Play Store

Reliance Jio’s self-care app MyJio, which comes bundled with other apps like Jio TV, Jio Cinema and Jio Music has touched the 100-million milestone on the Google Play Store. The number of downloads for MyJio app is much higher in comparison to Airtel, Vodafone and other network apps.

According to reports, there has been by over 150% increase in downloads in the last 12 months. Even though Airtel launched its app a couple of years ago, it has around 10 million downloads. Apps which are on the top most downloaded list of Google Play Store are WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger App and SHAREit.

The MyJio app is 8th on the ‘Top Free Android Apps’ on Google Play Store.

Hike Messenger acquires tech startup Creo

Homegrown messaging and social media technology company Hike Messenger today said it has acquired Bengaluru-based tech startup Creo for an undisclosed amount.

The Creo team constitutes over 50 members and was founded in December 2013 by Sai Srinivas Kiran G and Shubham Malhotra.

In the past, Creo has launched hardware products that includes streaming media dongles and smartphones.

“The Creo team will begin work on a developer platform to enable third party developers to build services on the Hike platform,” a Hike spokesperson said in a statement.

Hike was launched in December 2012 and acquired a user base of over 100 million as of January 2016.

In August 2016, Hike raised its fourth round of funding of USD 175 million led by Tencent and Foxconn at a valuation of USD 1.4 billion having reached the milestone in just 3.7 years.

Investors in Hike include Tencent, Foxconn, Tiger Global, Softbank and Bharti.

Apart from these, several top Silicon Valley technology veterans have also invested in the company.

Hike has over 300 employees spread across 2 offices in Delhi and Bangalore.

India overtakes US as Facebook’s No. 1 user

India has overtaken the US to become Facebook’s largest country audience with a total 241 million active users, compared to 240 million in the US.

The change at the top of the platform’s country rankings comes just a few days after Facebook announced it has more than two billion monthly users around the world, a report in The Next Web on Thursday said.

The portal was quoting figures that the social media giant released to advertisers.

The figures indicate that active users in India were growing more than twice as fast as in the US.

“Active users in India are up 27% in the past six months alone, compared to growth of 12% in the US over the same period,” the report added.

What was puzzling is that despite being the platform’s largest country audience, the social media penetration in India remained low, with just 19% of its total population using Facebook in June.

The figures also lay bare the Facebook’s gender imbalance in India as men still represent three-quarters of the active Facebook profiles.

In contrast, in the US, 54% of the platform’s active users were women.

More than half of India’s Facebook users were below the age of 25.

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