TC roundup: Twitter streamlines password reset process, PDFs nearing their end & other stories

TC roundup: Twitter streamlines password reset process, PDFs nearing their end & other stories

While we already provide you will your daily scoop of all things tech, only the most relevant news get through our strict curation process and end up as a story on But there are a lot of updates out there that our readers would want to get their hands on. For the same, we have started with a 'TC Roundup' that will give you all the dope you need to stay up to date with the sector.

Twitter streamlines password reset process: Micro blogging site Twitter has redesigned the password reset process to make it easier for users to get back into their accounts. The new process lets you choose the email address or phone number associated with your account where you would like Twitter to send the reset information. The company has also made it easier to reset a lost password on an iOS or Android device and has added some customised tips to help users strengthen their account security in the future. (Twitter Blog)

PDFs nearing their end says World Bank report: Portable Document Format or PDF, a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems is nearing its end, according to a latest study from World Bank. The study looked at 1,611 PDF reports, out of which only 25 or less that 2 per cent (1.55 to be exact) were downloaded over 1,000 times in the five-year period between 2008 and 2012. (The Economic Times)

Sony closing its laptop business, to focus on mobile: Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony has decided to close its laptop business. The company has signed a contract to sell the business to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners Inc., as part of its restructuring efforts. While the company will continue to provide after-sales support to existing VAIO customers, it will stop selling new laptops by June-July 2014. Going forward, the mobile phones business will take the place of VAIO business. (The Hindu)

Google testing Gmail redesign: Search giant Google is testing new features in Gmail, the advertising-supported email service provided by the company, which could radically change the 'Inbox', according to leaked screenshots obtained by However, note that at any given point the company is testing out new features for its products, and a leak is no confirmation that a change will actually happen. (Business Insider)

SC issues notices to Centre, Reliance Jio, TRAI over 4G auction: Supreme Court has issued notices to the central government, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd on a Public-Interest Litigation (PIL) that seeks a CBI probe into allocation of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum for 4G services to Jio. The PIL was filed by NGO 'Common Cause'. (Times of India)

Close to 2,000 Nokia Workers accept VRS in Chennai: Nearly 2,000 employees of Nokia India's Chennai facility have accepted the company's voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), even as many of them are seeking help from the government in a bid to save their jobs. Senior members of the factory's labour union told Economic Times that the 'apathy' of the authorities forced many employees to choose the voluntary retirement scheme. However, the precise number of these employees could not be immediately ascertained. (Business Insider)

Apple, Google, Intel & Adobe get off with $324 million fine on wage fixing lawsuit: $324 million, this is what the four technology companies (Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe) have agreed to pay to settle a class action brought by their own employees. The suit, which was on track to go to trial in San Jose, California, at the end of May, promised weeks if not months of damaging revelations about how Silicon Valley executives conspired to suppress wages and limit competition. Details of the settlement are still under wraps. (The Economic Times)

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