> Marcia Sekhose
  • Instagram rolls out Location, Hashtag Stories on Explore

    By about 30 mins ago.

    Instagram rolls out Location, Hashtag Stories on Explore

    Instagram has rolled out new updates which are thankfully not copied from Snapchat, for now. Instagram’s new updates will be visible in the Explore section which is the second tab on the app, just next to the Home icon. The new updates include location and hashtag on Stories for the Explore tab. Now users can see Stories based on their current location and through hashtags as well. If your location is enabled on Instagram, the Explore tab will show you public Stories of those users within the same area. The update has been rolled out to both Android and iOS platforms. More →
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  • Twitter’s new Direct Message Card for businesses makes customer conversations more interactive

    By about 3 hours ago.

    Twitter’s new Direct Message Card for businesses makes customer conversations more interactive

    Social media biggies like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter provide an immersive platform for brands and businesses to promote their products. In addition to building one’s business, these platforms also help maintain customer relationships with the brands. In line with this, Twitter has introduced a new Direct Message Card that can be used to promote and share bots and customer experiences in Direct Messages. More →
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  • Google’s Railwire Wi-Fi service among worst hit networks by WannaCry ransomware attack: eScan report

    By about 4 hours ago.

    Google’s Railwire Wi-Fi service among worst hit networks by WannaCry ransomware attack: eScan report

    The WannaCry ransomware managed to affect over 200,000 systems across 150 countries. WannaCry ransomware would take control of one’s system and the attackers demanded ransom of $300 and $600 in Bitcoin for their encrypted files. India was one of the victim countries and even emerged as one of the top countries to be affected, according to a report by eScan. The report has also shared statistics about which states were hit the most and also which internet networks were impacted. More →
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  • Apple iPhone 9 to feature OLED display with screen sizes of 5.28-inch, 6.46-inch: Report

    By about 6 hours ago.

    Apple iPhone 9 to feature OLED display with screen sizes of 5.28-inch, 6.46-inch: Report

    Apple is expected to release its next generation iPhones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus this year. Apple will presumably launch these devices by September, if they stick to their usual schedule. While we await the arrival of the next generation iPhones, we are being treated to a fresh report on the iPhone Apple would be releasing in 2018. Dubbed as the ‘iPhone 9’, the smartphone has currently been rumored to feature OLED displays but with bigger screen sizes than the current iPhones in the market. More →
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  • Oppo R11 and R11 Plus listed on TENAA; reveals 16-megapixel, 20-megapixel dual rear cameras

    By about 6 hours ago.

    Oppo R11 and R11 Plus listed on TENAA; reveals 16-megapixel, 20-megapixel dual rear cameras

    Oppo is expected to launch two smartphones under its R-series next month in China, followed by a possible global launch. The smartphones in question are the Oppo R11 and Oppo R11 Plus. With cameras being the focus here, the Oppo R11 and Oppo R11 Plus have both been rumored to sport dual rear cameras. Both the smartphones have been spotted on benchmarking websites, and the Oppo R11 has appeared on a leaked commercial as well, confirming its dual rear camera setup. The smartphones have now received TENAA certification hinting on an imminent launch. More →
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  • Meizu M5c with 3,000mAh battery, Flyme 6 OS launched: Specifications, features

    By on May 23, 2017 at 5:20 PM.

    Meizu M5c with 3,000mAh battery, Flyme 6 OS launched: Specifications, features

    Shortly after launching  the M5 budget smartphone in India, Meizu has launched another new smartphone under the M5 series, called the M5c. The smartphone stands out as a smaller variant of the M5 in terms of specifications and size. The Meizu M5c will be available in five color options of black, gold, red, blue and pink. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat, 3,300mAh battery launched: Price, specifications, features

    By on May 23, 2017 at 3:40 PM.

    Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat, 3,300mAh battery launched: Price, specifications, features

    Samsung has launched a new smartphone under its Galaxy series, called the Galaxy Wide 2. Successor to last year’s Galaxy Wide, the Galaxy Wide 2 has been launched in South Korea. The smartphone is priced at KRW 297,000 (Rs 17,200 approximately) but is currently being sold by SK Telecom carrier for a discounted price of KRW 100,000 (Rs 5,900 approximately). More →
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  • WannaCry ransomware ‘highly likely’ to be the work of North Korea’s Lazarus Group: Symantec

    By on May 23, 2017 at 1:13 PM.

    WannaCry ransomware ‘highly likely’ to be the work of North Korea’s Lazarus Group: Symantec

    The WannaCry ransomware managed to affect over 200,000 systems in 150 countries. A Microsoft Windows vulnerability, the ransomware took control over one’s system and asked for ransom between $300 and $600 in Bitcoin for their encrypted files. Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google studied the attack and revealed a similarity between the codes used in WannaCry to that of North Korea’s alleged cybercrime gang Lazarus Group. Kaspersky Lab agreed to the possibility of the Lazarus Group linked with WannaCry and now Symantec has provided more evidence on the same. More →
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  • OnePlus 5 color options teased, could launch in new Red, ‘Unicorn’ variants

    By on May 23, 2017 at 11:42 AM.

    OnePlus 5 color options teased, could launch in new Red, ‘Unicorn’ variants

    OnePlus 5 is slowly becoming the Galaxy S8 prior to its launch with its leaks and rumors showing up every other day. While leaksters battle it out to determine the correct placing of the dual cameras on the OnePlus 5, the company has been taking its sweet time to tease its upcoming flagship. OnePlus has been rather discreet with its flagship device, and has so far confirmed just the name -- OnePlus 5 -- and its partnership with DxO for better camera technology. OnePlus has now shared a teaser hinting on a possible color variant for the OnePlus 5. More →
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  • Moto G5S leaked renders give a closer look at the smartphone, reveal Moto G5-like design

    By on May 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

    Moto G5S leaked renders give a closer look at the smartphone, reveal Moto G5-like design

    Recently, a leaked slide revealed the list of devices Motorola would be launching this year. The lineup included smartphones from the Moto Z, G, E, C, and X series. Under the Moto G series, Motorola will launch two new smartphones called the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. The smaller variant of the two, the Moto G5S has now been leaked online in three different colors showing the smartphone’s front and back panel. The Moto G5S does bear a good resemblance to the Moto G5 series launched at MWC 2017, but the back panel has gone through a slight change. More →
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