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Woman behind Clap for Carers wants it to end next Thursday

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Annemarie Plas founded Clap for Carers (Picture: PA/ Rex)

The founder of the weekly Clap for Carers thinks it should stop because it has become too politicised.

Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national living in South London, said she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the support for the event but said it was better to stop when it was at ‘its peak’.

Millions of people across the country have regularly paused to applaud frontline NHS staff, carers and health workers after the coronavirus outbreak.

It has seen people gather in their gardens, balconies and on street corners, sometimes playing instruments or bashing pots and pans to create a visual and audible show of support.

Annemarie Plas at her home in Streatham, South London (Picture: Rex)

Mother-of-one Ms Plas, 36, said: ‘I think it’s good to have the last of the series next Thursday, because to have the most impact I think it is good to stop it at its peak.

‘Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions that some people have about it becoming politicised.

‘I think the narrative is starting to change and I don’t want the clap to be negative.’

Next Thursday’s will be the 10th weekly event, which was started as the UK went into lockdown in March, and has seen members of the royal family, the Prime Minister and celebrities join in.

But it has also divided opinion between some who feel empowered and encouraged by the gesture, and others who feel it is patronising – particularly over the Government’s initial decision, later reversed, to charge overseas health and care staff for using the NHS.

NHS staff outside King’s College Hospital in south London (Picture: PA)

Ms Plas added: ‘A clap is something normal people can do, showing our appreciation.

‘But the power is not with us. We can give them respect but we are not signing the cheque – that falls on another desk.’

Ms Plas suggested resurrecting the clap in 2021 to mark a year since the coronavirus outbreak.

She said: ‘Stopping clapping doesn’t mean we are not still appreciating them.

‘Some people will still want to carry on, so they should.

‘But we will stop and show our support in other ways – there are other initiatives we can support.’

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Facebook joins attack on Apple over points associated with its App Retailer: App Store Commission!!

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Facebook joins attack on Apple over points associated with its App Retailer: App Store Commission!!

Facebook on Friday joined the attack on Apple’s operation of its App Store after the iPhone maker refused to forgo its commission on live online events hosted on the social network that allows people to make money during the pandemic.

Facebook has joined the businesses attacking Apple over

points associated with its App Retailer

The feedback from Fb come within the wake of a blockbuster lawsuit from online game sensation Fortnite maker Epic Video games on Thursday which accused Apple of abusing its monopoly place in its online market.

Telegram has released the video calling feature in beta version 0.7, Knows all-new features.

Facebook said it would not collect any fees from paid online

events

Facebook said it would not collect any fees from paid online events that educators, entertainers, or others can host due to a fresh addition to the platform, but that Apple declined to back off from its standard share of transactions that are handled through the App Store.

Facebook vice president Fidji Simo said in a blog post.

We asked Apple to reduce its 30 percent App Store tax or allow us to

offer Facebook Pay so we could absorb all costs for businesses

struggling during COVID-19,” 

“Unfortunately, they dismissed both our requests and (small- and medium-size businesses) will only be paid 70 percent of their hard-earned revenue.”

Fb’s criticism comes amid heightened scrutiny of Apple’s insurance policies for its on-line market.

  • Apple has defended the fee to cowl the prices of managing the App Retailer and defending customer’s safety, however, critics say the fee is an abuse of its place.
  • Apple said Fortnite was pulled after “Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users.”

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Telegram has released the video calling feature in beta version 0.7, Know all new features.

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Instant messaging application WhatsApp is now getting tough competition from Telegram. Users have also started downloading this app fast.

Despite many advanced and useful features, video calling was not available on this platform till now. But now Telegram users will also be able to take advantage of the video calling feature.

Telegram has released the video calling feature in beta version 0.7.

If you want this new version, then users can download it from Microsoft’s app center platform. Another thing that the user has to keep in mind here is that this app has to be installed along with the regular Telegram app.

Testing is going on now

Let us know that the video calling feature is still in the testing phase, but when this feature is released, then apps like WhatsApp, Viber will get a tough competition.

By the way, voice call facility is already available on Telegram like WhatsApp, but users were missing the video calling feature on this platform.

But now it has been released for beta users.

According to the company, it may take some time to release its stable version. If you want to use this feature now, then you have to be part of the beta program.

Special features of Telegram Like WhatsApp

It is also a messaging platform. A group of 2 lakh people can be formed here and user public channels can also be formed here. You do not get the feature of preparing public channels in WhatsApp. It is also useful in terms of the file, photo, video sharing. With this help, files up to 1.5 GB can be shared.

It supports android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, Linux, and web. This is a free app.

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Fortnite Game Removed from Google Play Store And Apple Store !!

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Apple and Google on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from their App Store.

Apple and Google have taken this action because Epic Games, the company that makes Fortnight games, has launched a direct payment plan for users, bypassing Apple, and Google.

Both Apple and Google earn 30 percent of revenue from app purchases. On Thursday, the game’s developer has updated both versions of Fortnite, which gives users the option of direct payment. Although Fortnite is a free game, users have to pay for some things in this game.

Direct payment plan presented for the user

Commenting on the matter, Epic Games said in a blog post that

the company is offering a direct payment plan for iOS and Play Store. The game developer said that this new system has a single payment system that will be applicable for PC and Mac computers and Android devices.

Android Users Can Still Use Fortnite

The Android users can still download and play the game from apps like Epic Games and Samsung users can enjoy playing app via Samsung Galaxy App.

But for iPhone users, No such options will be there.

About Fortnite

Fortnite is an online video game that has 250+ million users. In this almost 100 players can play together and enjoy the battle. One match takes 20 minutes’ time.

Apple issued a statement that-

Epic has enabled a feature that is not approved and reviewed by Apple. They have done so to violate the guidelines of app purchases. These guidelines are applicable on All those who sells goods and services.

Since Epic Games takes 30% purchase revenue from Apple and Google. So if company users take direct payment then partnership of Google and Apple will not be there. This definitely does not g well with both companies and they have been removed from their respective platforms.

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