Apple opens new office in Hyderabad to accelerate maps development

By on May 19, 2016 at 10:33 AM.

Apple opens new office in Hyderabad to accelerate maps development

As expected, Apple today announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on the development of Apple's Maps service. The office will create up to 4,000 jobs and will accelerate the development of the Maps app on Apple products. This is the second major announcement Apple has made during Tim Cook's maiden visit to India as Apple's CEO. Yesterday the company had announced plans to open a app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru. More →
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Apple announces app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru as Cook lands in India

By on May 18, 2016 at 10:46 AM.

Apple announces app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru as Cook lands in India

Apple kicked off Tim Cook's maiden India visit as Apple's CEO by announcing an app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru. Apple experts will lead briefings and one-on-one review sessions with app developers every week. The center will go live early next year. The app design and developer accelerator will also provide guidance and training for app developers in Swift, which is Apple's programming language for developing apps for iOS, Apple TV, Mac OS and Apple Watch. More →
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Apple CEO Tim Cook visit India from tomorrow, to meet PM Modi

By , on May 16, 2016 at 5:36 PM.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visit India from tomorrow, to meet PM Modi

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in China, and as a part of the visit he announced the investment of $1 billion in Uber’s Chinese rival Didi ChuxingBGR India has learnt that Cook now plans to visit India from tomorrow onwards. This visit yet again emphasizes just how important Apple considers India. Amid declining iPhone sales and revenue, India is the only market where Apple is showing growth. More →
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Apple invests $1 billion in Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing, here’s why

By on May 13, 2016 at 11:04 AM.

Apple invests $1 billion in Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing, here’s why

Apple has revealed it has made a strategic investment of $1 billion in China's largest cab hailing service, Didi Chuxing. The move comes at an interesting time for Apple, which is facing slowing sales of its iPhones in China amid a slowdown as well as stringent regulation by the government, which has led it to stop its iTunes and iBooks service in the country. Not to forget that Apple is speculated to be investing heavily on developing its own car and has already built a team of hundreds of employees. More →
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WhatsApp finally launches desktop app, here’s how to use it

By on May 11, 2016 at 9:54 AM.

WhatsApp finally launches desktop app, here’s how to use it

After years of staying away, WhatsApp today has finally launched a desktop app both for Windows and Mac users. The app is quite similar to WhatsApp for Web that was launched last year. The app syncs with the user's phone and requires it to be connected to the Internet. More →
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Xiaomi’s first-ever TV commercial for Redmi Note 3 shows how much it has to change its business model in India

By , on May 5, 2016 at 11:01 AM.

Xiaomi’s first-ever TV commercial for Redmi Note 3 shows how much it has to change its business model in India

Xiaomi has often trumpeted its business model, which doesn't require spending massive amounts of money on marketing or ads. Instead it relies on the word of mouth of its fans for selling its smartphones. But since its debut in the Indian market in 2014, the Chinese company has had to make massive changes to its business strategies. These include going beyond the online-only model to sell smartphones, to buying ad space in leading newspapers to the most recent change that sees the launch of its first-ever TV commercial. More →
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Docoss X1: Not possible to make a 3G Android smartphone for Rs 888, says ICA President

By on April 28, 2016 at 12:56 PM.

Docoss X1: Not possible to make a 3G Android smartphone for Rs 888, says ICA President

Docoss, an unheard of company based out of Jaipur, has suddenly come under limelight by promising a 3G Android smartphone for just Rs 888. But it seems to have all the signs of being yet another Freedom 251, the Noida-based company that said it would launch an Android smartphone for Rs 251. More →
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Reviews

Apple iPhone SE review: Small, powerful

By on April 10, 2016 at 7:32 PM.

Apple iPhone SE review: Small, powerful

"Honey, someone has shrunk my iPhone!" That was my first reaction when I held the tiny iPhone SE for the first time. I'm an iPhone 6s Plus user and my hands felt really large while holding the iPhone SE. Heck, everything feels large in front of it -- I slid the phone into my pocket and it disappeared into the void, unlike the iPhone 6s Plus, which kept peeking out of the other pocket. It's been years since I used a 4-inch iPhone and I'm now accustomed to massive displays. Will I even be able to go back to a tiny display? More →
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WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its billion users

By on April 5, 2016 at 10:55 PM.

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its billion users

WhatsApp today made a major announcement by switching on end-to-end encryption on its platform. The encryption will protect all communication made on its network, be it person-to-person chat, group chat, voice calls, text messages, photos or videos. The encryption comes weeks after Apple was at loggerheads with the FBI and the US Department of Justice over their request to create a backdoor in iOS for authorities to hack into iPhones. More →
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Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: The perfect smartphone money can buy

By on April 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: The perfect smartphone money can buy

During the decade I have spent reviewing smartphones, I had realized early on that there is no such thing as a perfect smartphone. A running joke in our community used to be that all companies leave out at least one feature willingly in order to be able to sell a better successor or other models in its portfolio. Think about it, how many times have you come across a smartphone with a great camera but pathetic battery? Or one that has everything going for it but it requires you to have palms the size of a gorilla's in order to comfortably use it (I'm looking at you, iPhone 6s Plus)? But things are changing, and of all companies, it is Samsung that is changing the status quo with the Galaxy S7. I have been using the Samsung Galaxy S7 as my primary smartphone for the last fortnight and my decade long search for the perfect smartphone is finally over.  More →
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