iOS users have just been treated to a new version of the popular Truecaller app, which is now in its 12th iteration and promises to be much smaller in size while enjoying a serious boost in speed and efficiency — even on older devices.
Truecaller uses a bespoke spam caller algorithm that works in the background of iOS, updated by the Truecaller community, to spot any malicious or spam calls before they ruin your day. The app now boasts some of the best and most accurate caller ID and scam blocking smarts in existence, and automatically updates its intel without users needing to put in any manual work.
The app has also had a total design refresh, resulting in much quicker navigation and a more intuitive layout, special caller ID Emojis that easily identify the type of incoming call at a glance, as well as powerful search function.
“We’ve been innovating within Apple’s platform to bring users more powerful features like Call Alerts and a convenient search extension. This update has been a long time coming for many iPhone users, and now we can offer them the best performing identifier of spam and scam to help them separate the noise from the communication they want to respond to,” says Alan Mamedi, Co-founder and CEO of Truecaller.
According to the company’s website, Truecaller 12 will offer significant improvements to SMS filtering and spam detection, as well as the following valuable updates:
- 10x better Caller ID and protection against spam and scammers.
- Simple onboarding for new users.
- Enhanced detail view when searching for numbers.
- Redesigned search extension and number lookup widget.
As well as the main auto-blocking feature, Truecaller will now offer detailed spam stats and the ability to comment on spam numbers in the log, making for a genuinely valuable and powerful iOS app.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.