OnePlus 5 gets new beta update based on Android Oreo with improved camera UI, bug fixes and improvements

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OnePlus released its first OxygenOS Open Beta 1 based on Android 8.0 (Oreo) at the end of last month. This week it has released the second Beta update for the phone that brings fixes for several launcher issues, Camera UI improvements, improvements in reading mode, vibration, Bluetooth audio and several fixes. Continue reading “OnePlus 5 gets new beta update based on Android Oreo with improved camera UI, bug fixes and improvements”

Weekly Roundup: LG V30+, OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, New Moto Mods and more

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LG this week launched the most expected V30+ smartphone in India, OnePlus launched Star Wars Limited Edition 5T in the country, Motorola launched three new Moto Mods for its Moto Z series phones,  Samsung introduced new Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen series laptops and lots more from this week in our roundup. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: LG V30+, OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, New Moto Mods and more”

Alphabet’s X to deploy FSOC technology in Andhra Pradesh for high-speed internet connectivity

Alphabet X Free Space Optical Communications

Andhra Pradesh Information and Technology Minister Nara Lokesh on Friday during a visit to X’s Headquarters in Mountain View has said that the state government in collaboration with the Google’s Alphabet Inc’s X to deploy Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) links in Andhra Pradesh. Continue reading “Alphabet’s X to deploy FSOC technology in Andhra Pradesh for high-speed internet connectivity”

BlackBerry extends support for BB10 and BBOS to 2019, ends support for BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has announced that it is extending support for BB10 and BBOS up to 2019 and the company also said that it will soon introduce a new trade-up program which will offer significant discounts and incentive for current BlackBerry users to upgrade to a new BlackBerry device. Continue reading “BlackBerry extends support for BB10 and BBOS to 2019, ends support for BlackBerry Priv”

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review

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In an attempt to disrupt the entry-level smartphone market Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5A smartphone last month at an aggressive price tag of Rs. 4999. The smartphone’s specifications are almost similar to the Redmi 4A that was launched earlier this year, but this gets a dedicated dual SIM slot and also comes with a higher end 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version. How Let us find out in the review. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review”

Facebook adds Snooze button to mute updates from a person, page or group for 30 days

Facebook Snooze

Facebook today has announced that it will add snooze button over the coming week that will let you unfollow person, Page or group for 30 days and you won’t see any content from that particular page or person for 30 days in your news feed.  Continue reading “Facebook adds Snooze button to mute updates from a person, page or group for 30 days”

Google to officially shutdown Tango support in March 2018 to focus on ARCore

Google ARCore

Google today has announced that it is shutting down the support for project Tango officially on March 1st, 2018. Project Tango was Google’s first ever attempt on augmented reality and it required special hardware in the form of cameras and sensors to accurately map 3D areas which in turn made the phones expensive.

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Facebook starts rolling out Click-to-WhatsApp Button in Facebook ads

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Though WhatsApp has always been an ad-free network, Facebook has encouraged advertisements of businesses and individuals. However, that changes today as Facebook is now rolling out Click-to-WhatsApp button; a new ad unit that will let businesses ads create a link between the two platforms.  Continue reading “Facebook starts rolling out Click-to-WhatsApp Button in Facebook ads”

Google Maps step-by-step transit navigation is back, tells you when to get off your train or bus

Google Maps Step by Step Public Transit

Google introduced  step-by-step public transit navigation directions for 400+ cities globally, back in 2011. Later it was removed. Now the feature finally back worldwide, after Google started testing if for sometime. Earlier this year Google expanded transit feature to sixteen Indian cities and also said that Google Maps globally provides over 1 billion km worth of transit results every day and has schedules for more than 2.5 million public transit stops worldwide.
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Indian Govt raises import tax on mobile phones, will affect Apple and others

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Indian Govt has raised the import tax on various electronic items including mobile phones, digital cameras, microwave ovens, and televisions with an aim to curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry. Tax on mobile phones has been increased from 10% to 15%. Continue reading “Indian Govt raises import tax on mobile phones, will affect Apple and others”

Moto TurboPower Pack Mod, JBL SoundBoost2 and GamePad Mod launched in India starting at Rs. 5999

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Motorola at an event in Delhi launched JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker Mod, Moto TurboPower Pack battery Mod and the GamePad Mod in India. These were introduced last year along with the Moto Z2 Play announcement and are compatible with all the Moto Z series smartphones. Continue reading “Moto TurboPower Pack Mod, JBL SoundBoost2 and GamePad Mod launched in India starting at Rs. 5999”

Apple iMac Pro to launch in India soon starting at Rs. 415000

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As announced earlier this week, Apple started selling  its top-end iMac Pro desktop PC  from today in the U.S. starting at  US$ 4,999 (Rs. 3,20,760 approx.). Apple India just announced that the iMac Pro will be available in India soon starting at a price of Rs. 4,15,000, but it did not announce the exact launch date. It was unveiled at WWDC 2017 annual developer’s conference back in June. Continue reading “Apple iMac Pro to launch in India soon starting at Rs. 415000”

Acer Predator 21 X Gaming Notebook with 21-inch curved display launched in India for Rs. 6,99,999

Acer Predator 21 X

Acer today launched Predator 21 X, the company’s latest gaming notebook in India. It is the world’s first notebook to feature a curved screen and was introduced at the CES earlier this year. It has a curved 21-inch (2560 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, comes with cooling fans and 16GB dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI.

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