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FaceApp Seems to Be Now Blocking Users From India

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FaceApp, the photo editing app with age filters that have made the app viral virtually overnight, seems to be now blocking users from India. The app is still available for to download for Android and iOS respectively from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, but trying to use FaceApp from India now leads to error. The FaceApp block was reported by users on Twitter and confirmed independently by Gadgets 360. We’ve reached out to the company behind the app for a comment on the development, and will update this story as and when we hear from them.

If you are on Android and trying to use FaceApp from India, you might now be greeted with an error “Something went wrong, Please try again”. iOS users are getting a more cryptic “ApiRequestError error 6 – Operation couldn’t be completed” message. The problem was first reported by some Twitter users, and confirmed by Gadgets 360.

FaceApp, which uses AI to apply various effects to your face, including the viral old-age filter, has been trending the last few days

Apart from the old-age filter, FaceApp can also “make you smile”, converting a regular photo into one where you are smiling. Similar to the old-age filter, another filter lets you look younger, while yet another FaceApp filter lets you change your style and experiment with different hair styles. With some points in its terms of service raising concerns.

In a separate issue in 2017, FaceApp was found to have a dedicated “hot” filter that looked to “lighten” the skin tone of users. The racist filter was removed after it sparked outrage among many users.

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HMD Global announced the two new feature phones Nokia 220 4G and Nokia 105.

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HMD announced a couple of simple, affordable handsets – the Nokia 220 4G and Nokia 105. HMD Global on Wednesday announced the two new feature phones that will go on sale next monthNokia 220 4G feature phone, successor of the model Nokia 220 that was introduced back in 2014, and the new Nokia 105 feature phone, which is getting refreshed for the fourth time.

Both these features phones come with a new designed and some advanced features. The price of the Nokia 220 4G and Nokia 105 (2019) is yet to be revealed by the company, but considering these are feature phones we expect pretty aggressively pricing for them.

The Nokia 105 (2019) comes with a polycarbonate body that can survive drops and falls. The phone includes a small 1.77-inch QQVGA display and packs 4MB of RAM and 4MB of storage. The Nokia phone runs Nokia Series 30+ software and packs features like FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and a flashlight. The Nokia 105 (2019) includes an 800mAh removable battery with micro USB port. HMD Global has launched the new Nokia 105 in three colours — blue, pink, and black.

HMD Global has completely changed the design of the Nokia 220 4G. There’s absolutely no match between the new Nokia 220 4G and the old one as far as the design department is concerned. The phone includes a 4G logo on the back. Considering the phone has a curved body it is obvious that the phone will offer a good hand feel and users will be able to hold it in their hands comfortably.

The Nokia 220 4G comes with a 2.4-inch QQVGA display that should be sufficient for checking caller ID and among other things. The Nokia 220 4G runs Feature OS software out-of-the-box. The feature phone comes packed with 16MB RAM and 24MB of internal storage. It includes a VGA camera on the back that is paired with an LED flash.

The Nokia feature phone also includes features like — MP3 player, FM radio (works without earphones plugged in), Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The good bit is the new Nokia 220 4G phone comes with dual SIM support. Notably, HMD has also launched a version with single SIM support. This phone includes a 1200mAh removable battery. There’s a Micro USB port.

 

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