Internet This Week

Internet this week got many interesting News and Trending.

Foreigners Need to get Permission to marry in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Government had announced that foreign Bride or Groom who are going to marry a Srilanka person must get permission from the Government. This is to protect mostly the local Brides from bad activities done through the foreign Grooms. The Government said that most of the foreign Groom’s engaged in bad activities after getting married to local girls. Also the foreign Bride or Groom will not be allowed to get the medical benefits that are available for the Sri Lanka citizens.

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Then check these models one by one in the USA. There are cars, SUV and Sports cars. Prices may differ according to their power and facility. Do the purchasing early as their prices may go up later in the middle of the year.


Honda Civic
Accord from Honda
Hyundai Venue
Santa Fe
Ram 1500
Porsche – Boxster and Cayman

YouTube “Shorts” In India.
How To Create your YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts was introduced in Beta version last year. And now, it has officially been introduced in India. This YouTube Shorts is actually seems like as Instagram’s Reels and TikTok clips. YouTube’s Shorts allows you to make short video clips up to 60 seconds. Makers can share their videos in this platform. To view the available YouTube Shorts, open YouTube in your smartphone. At the bottom of the screen you can view the link for Shorts. Click and view them one by one by sweeping it upward.

After the ban of TikTok in India, After the ban on TikTok in India, Instagram Reels became one of the favorite platforms for creators. In the mean time YouTube Shorts is witnessing over 15 billion daily views globally where India is being the major contributor to this platform.

Creating YouTube Shorts.
Open the YouTube in Smartphone.
Click the “+” icon shown in a circle.
Select create a Short.
Then accept “Allow Access”.
And Continue.

LG Smartphone maker to close Business.

LG is leaving the Smartphone production due to losses in the heavily competed sector after so many years in it. As per the Company they may close by 31st July 2021. In the year 2013 they released 3 best of the class Smartphones to the world market and they did very good with their customers. Later in the years their profit margin started to shrink in sales. Even though in the USA they are ranking 3rd in Smartphone sales following Apple iPhone and Samsung phones. Xiaomi and Oppo devices started to capture the world market in the Android Smartphone sector. LG is currently not in the best 7 devices list and it got less than 2% share in the world wide Smartphone sales.


Oppo A15 S Smartphone.

Price in India:Rs 12,500/-
Oppo Smartphone company had unveiled its 6.5 HD Display screen.
4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. Expandable to 256GB
16.55cm HD+ Screen
AI Triple Rear Camera
4230mAh Large Battery.
AI Triple Rear Camera.The 13MP main lens preserves clarity, the 2MP macro lens captures fine details up close, and the 2MP depth lens makes every portrait perfect.4230mAh battery stays with you for all day. Can watch HD videos online for16 hours or can play games up to 6 hours. Also Fingerprint Sensor and AI Face Unlock too are available in this Oppo A15S Smartphone.

Nokia 3.4 Smartphone 2020 Model.
6.39” HD+ screen. 2 days of battery life. 5 MP ultra-wide camera.HMD Connect – The travel data SIM with up to 70% savings in over 150 countries.
Nokia 3.4 Smartphone Price in India: Rs 12,000/-
Nokia 5.4 Smartphone Price in India: Rs 14,000/-

Google Removed Parler App From Play Store.

Parler App that was the place for people whose accounts were terminated in Twitter due to social media violations. Most of its users are coming from USA and many of them are followers of President Donald Trump. As per Play Store tha App didn’t control the hate speech like content. Already Apple and Google had sent warning letters to the App developers and they believe that they are “free speech” social network. In the near future Apple too may take action against this Parler App.

WhatsApp to Stop Support for Millions of Smartphones.

Internet This Week, there is a new WhatsApp update is coming soon and it will prevent this messaging app from functioning in millions of Smartphones from January 1, 2021. Older version of Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of this app. So it will request the owners to update their mobile operating system (OS) or to buy a latest smartphone. Any Apple devices not running on iOS 9 or newer version and Android Smartphones that are not updated to Android 4.0.3 or high version which is also known as Ice Cream Sandwich will no longer to function with this new WhatsApp application.

All the iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will be unable to operate the WhatsApp, as those devices are not capable of updating to iOS 9 or the latest. Devices like iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S can be updated to the latest operating system as per their capabilities. Following Android phones will lose WhatsApp support includes Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire and LG Optimus Black.


Snapchat Challenges Tiktok with its “Spotlight” in Internet This Week.

Snapchat who had invented the disappearing post after 24 hours just came with their latest Tiktok like video clip platform. Currently lot of countries are raising their eye browse against the Tiktok’s security and their citizen;s privacy. Already India had blocked that App. While America is watching in to it deeply. So with the introduction of this features and the prize money by Snapchat will attract Millions of more members. Recently they announced as “Submit your best video Snaps to Spotlight for the opportunity to earn a share of more than $1 million that we’re distributing to creators every day! Or, lean back, watch, and pick your favorites!”. More.

The App will available in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and France and it will be introduced to other countries later.

Instagram launched TikTok like program called as “Reels”.
YouTube is testing “Shorts.”

Diwali with Snapchat App.

For the Diwali festival Snapchat App had released many lenses, stickers and special features for its worldwide users. The App makers think people can celebrate the festive season with others during this dangerous Corona days.There are new sticker packs, filters and Bitmoji filters available for their users. Also there are festive themed Cameos as well as Snap Map treatment on Snapchat. There are some fun tasks like “lighting a diya with your finger or choosing different patterns of Rangoli”. So log in to your Snapchat and check the new Diwali features.

WhatsApp Provides Diwali GIFS and Stickers.

It is easy to download any of the provided Diwali stickers and share them with all your contacts, for free.
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on your smartphone
2: Open any chat where you want to share the sticker
3: For Android – On the chat bar, tap the smiley face on the left corner. On the bottom, there will be an option to select between emoji, GIFs, and stickers. The folded page icon is sticker.

WhatsApp Messages Auto Delete.

WhatsApp messenger is used by around 2 billion users around the world. Now the company is going to provide option for “disappearing messages” option. So the chats and messages that will be erased from the phones of both the sender and receiver after seven days. Also the setting will help to keep chats private too.Meanwhile the recipients will be able to capture screenshot or forward any messages, photos or videos that they wanted to keep.

By the end of November 2020 this “disappearing messages” option will be available for the users as per the WhatsApp messenger. In April 2019, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that he will make many changes to the social network to offer users more privacy.Also they hopes to integrate all their messaging platforms, like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger to be interoperable.

Baby Shark Dance video.

It is time to watch the original Pinkfong Baby Shark Dance video if you had missed it. Already this video had been watched 7,048,058,000 times. The video is going in viewer rating in video website. you can search for this particular video as “pinkfong”. As per News, PINKFONG’s YouTube channel for hundreds of kids’ favorite songs and stories, including phonics songs, nursery rhymes, bedtime lullabies, children’s classics, fairy tales and more! Enjoy educational songs and stories for preschool kids created by experts in children’s education.

Here is the Video Link.
Read more.

US Election 2020.

After some days of delay, China leader had sent his congratulatory message to American President Elect Joe Biden and his Deputy Ms Harris.

After some days of confusion former Vice President Joe Biden became as winner over President Donald Trump on Saturday. His vice-presidential running mate, Kamala Harris too came to the power with many first records. On the other side President Donald Trumph supporters are complaining irregularities in the vote counting. Any how Mr. Biden is expected to accept his post in 2021 January while Donald Trump joins the one time president list of USA.

So far Mr. Biden is with 279 while Trump gets 214 in the election. 270 is enough to be the President of America. Meanwhile up to now Russia, Brazil, Turkey, China and Mexico head of the States didn’t send their congratulatory messages to President elect Joe Biden.

Internet This Week, Earlier News.

First of all lets check how the Sri Lanka Government did stopped the violence in their Kandy city. After the violence, Sri Lanka had ordered all the Internet and data providing carriers to stop access of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Viber. This is because the authorities believed that hate and fake news against its communities were spreading through these platforms. Now the violence are over and tourists too can move freely in the Kandy town too.

Instagram and Snapchat Removes Giphy Feature.

Snapchat and Instagram service providers have temporarily removed Giphy GIF sticker features from their Apps. Their users found an extremely racist GIF that can be added to their images. SnapChat has confirmed that they had removed the GIF and have disabled Giphy. It will not be available for the users until that this won’t happen again. As per the Instagram spokesperson “This type of content has no place on Instagram. We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue.”  The company confirms the change has been made but might take some time to propagate to all users.

WeChat Gets One Billion Users.

WeChat the popular messaging app from the Chinese tech company Tencent had reached the 1 Billion user mark recently. The user increase came during the past Chinese Lunar New Year in February. Earlier WeChat App had around 980 million monthly accounts during the previous 3 month period. Many experts believe that lot of Chinese people have more than one WeChat account.  Or even some people have multiple accounts. As per This Week, the number of active WeChat users may be less than 1 billion.

Internet This Week in China.

In China popular social Apps as Facebook and WhatsApp are blocked by the Chinese Government. WeChat App don’t have much competition there. So it can become as the number one mobile messaging app in 2 – 3 years time.