UPI goes live with 21 banks in India to enable cashless transactions using your smartphone

UPI goes live with 21 banks in India to enable cashless transactions using your smartphone

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Earlier this year in April, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan launched the ambitious payments architecture for instant online bank payments. Called Unified Payment Interface (UPI), it has been developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The new payments interface aims to make it easier for users to send and receive money using a single password and identification. After pilot testing since April, NPCI has now given a go ahead to banks for publishing their UPI-enabled apps on Google Play Store. More →
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New LeEco Le 2s leaked images reveal metal body, absence of iPhone 7-inspired antenna design

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New LeEco Le 2s leaked images reveal metal body, absence of iPhone 7-inspired antenna design

LeEco’s rumored Le 2s is slated to be launched next month and a host of rumors and leaks about the smartphone have emerged online already. While the last leaked images revealed that polycarbonate back panel, new leaked image claim the smartphone will retain the full metal design. While the last round of rumors said the Le 2s might come with a different design for antenna bands, similar to rumored Apple iPhone 7, the new leaked image though suggest the smartphone may retain the old pattern, which is seen on existing Le smartphones. The leaked images further show that camera lens is placed on the top left corner of the back panel, unlike the Le 2, which has the set up on the top center followed by fingerprint scanner. The leaked images further show the volume buttons and the power button both placed on the right side of the smartphone. More →
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China releases first pictures taken from SAR satellite Gaofen-3

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China releases first pictures taken from SAR satellite Gaofen-3

China has published the first pictures transmitted back to earth from Gaofen-3 which is the country's first C-band high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite. The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (Sastind) published images of the Beijing Capital International Airport, Xiamen city of Fujian province, the northern port of Tianjin, China's fourth-largest freshwater lake Hongze and the Yellow Sea taken by the satellite, Xinhua news agency reported. These images were captured using different imaging modes and all appear to be clear, according to the Sastind. The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched on August 10 and started to take pictures and send them back from August 15. More →
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Google’s video calling app Duo crosses 5 million downloads on Android

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Google’s video calling app Duo crosses 5 million downloads on Android

After announcing Duo at I/O 2016 earlier this year, Google last week began rolling out the video calling app to users on Android and iOS platform. And within just one week of its release, the app has already crossed 5 million downloads on the Android devices. And in this one week, the Google Duo app has also managed to make its way up to the top of the top free apps list on the Google Play Store. Few hours ago, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made the announcement about growing success of the Duo app. More →
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WhatsApp will now share your information with Facebook, here’s how you can opt out

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WhatsApp will now share your information with Facebook, here’s how you can opt out

Four years after its inception, and more than two years after being acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp has today updated its privacy policies for the first time. The updated policies hint at some of the features WhatsApp has recently launched, as well as some that are on their way. There's however one aspect of the updated policies that has caught our eye -- WhatsApp will now share your information with Facebook. Though this was inevitable ever since Facebook shelled out $22 billion for the messaging app, it may still come as a shock for many. Fortunately, there is still a way you can stop WhatsApp from sharing your information with Facebook. Read on. More →
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India witnessed 350 percent rise in cybercrime from 2011-14: ASSOCHAM-PwC study

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India witnessed 350 percent rise in cybercrime from 2011-14: ASSOCHAM-PwC study

Blame it on systems that are built around technologies with weaker protocols which are inherently more vulnerable, India has witnessed a 350 percent rise in cybercrime cases from 2011-2014, an Assocham-PwC joint study revealed. In the past, attacks have been mostly initiated from countries such as the US, Turkey, China, Brazil, Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, Europe and the UAE. With the growing adoption of internet and smartphone, India has emerged as one of the most favorite countries among cyber criminals, said the study. “Cyberattacks around the world are occurring at a greater frequency and intensity. Not only individuals but also businesses and governments are being targeted. The profile and motivation of cyber attackers are fast changing”, the study highlighted. More →
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Apple iPhone 6 SE leaked once again, scores more than iPhone 6s in Geekbench test

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Apple iPhone 6 SE leaked once again, scores more than iPhone 6s in Geekbench test

After hearing about Apple’s 2016 smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for months, there comes a small twist in the tale. Just yesterday, we came across some sketchy photos of what appears to be the leaked packaging and pamphlets of the alleged iPhone 6 SE. Now, while we tried to debunk the myth around iPhone 6 SE yesterday, the alleged smartphone has surfaced once again. Someone from China managed go hands-on with the iPhone 6 SE prototype and also put it through paces on Geekbench. More →
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China to crackdown on unauthorised radio broadcasts

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China to crackdown on unauthorised radio broadcasts

Reportedly, in a national campaign aided by more than 30,000 airwave monitors, in over past six months, more than 500 sets of equipment for making unauthorised radio broadcasts were seized in China. The campaign, launched on February 15 by the State Council, resulted in 1,796 cases related to illegal radio stations, after 301,840 hours of monitoring from February to July, according to an online statement by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The number of incidents was down by 50 per cent from April to August, the China Daily quoted the statement as saying. More →
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BSNL launches Rs 1,099 unlimited 3G mobile data plan, doubles existing data packs

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BSNL launches Rs 1,099 unlimited 3G mobile data plan, doubles existing data packs

To counter competitors, state-run BSNL has announced a national unlimited 3G mobile data plan for Rs. 1,099 and doubled the data usage limit in some existing plans. "Due to improvement in network, BSNL has been gaining customers. We are now first in the industry to offer unlimited 3G plan for Rs. 1,099 without reduction in speed. This will rejoice [sic] our customers and help them experience improved BSNL networks," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said. BSNL added most number of subscribers in April for a third month in a row, as per data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). More →
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As Reliance Jio Preview offer slowly opens to more 4G smartphones, queues outside Reliance stores grow longer

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As Reliance Jio Preview offer slowly opens to more 4G smartphones, queues outside Reliance stores grow longer

This week Reliance Jio has slowly started to rollout its much talked-about Jio Preview offers to different smartphone brands. After being exclusive to LYF-branded smartphones, the preview offer is now compatible with 4G smartphones from companies like Samsung, LG, Asus, Panasonic, Micromax, YU, Alcatel and TCL. Getting in on to the new fad, people are seeing queuing up for hours outside Reliance Digital stores to get their hands on a Jio SIM card. This craze reminds us of the insane queues we see outside Apple Stores every year after the release of a new iPhone. More →
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