> Ritesh Bendre
  • Google Pixel users reportedly facing problems with Android File Transfer on Mac

    By about 2 hours ago.

    Google Pixel users reportedly facing problems with Android File Transfer on Mac

    Pixel, Google’s premium flagship smartphone, has everything from top-of-the-line hardware, to really capable camera, good battery life and more. However, some units have also been plagued with issues ranging from manufacturing defects, early battery shutdowns, random freezing issues and also the recently discovered hardware related audio issue. There is one more issue that has recently popped up -- with Mac users complaining about problems with Android File Transfer. More →
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  • This is how LG is ensuring its G6 doesn’t blow up like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    By about 4 hours ago.

    This is how LG is ensuring its G6 doesn’t blow up like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    LG is gearing up to unveil its 2017 flagship smartphone, the G6, and it has already released a teaser asking what consumers want in an ‘ideal smartphone.’ The teaser hints at water resistant capabilities, large all-screen, bezel-less display, and more. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 already had most of these features, but the battery fiasco led to the sad demise of the smartphone. Learning from Samsung’s mistakes, LG has taken steps to ensure the same isn’t repeated. More →
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  • ICICI Bank blocks UPI-based transactions on PhonePe; security concerns over mobile wallets to blame?

    By on January 15, 2017 at 6:29 PM.

    ICICI Bank blocks UPI-based transactions on PhonePe; security concerns over mobile wallets to blame?

    Sameer Nigam, co-founder and CEO of mobile wallet app PhonePe has alleged that ICICI Bank has been blocking transactions on its platform since Friday. On Saturday, Nigam took to Twitter to lash out on ICICI Bank saying, “Definitely on purpose! Over 10x txns failed. Bank is not reversing the block.” PhonePe, owned by Flipkart, is a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based e-wallet app that works on platform created by National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI). Powered by Yes Bank, PhonePe not only lets you send and receive money via UPI, but also allows you to recharge and pay mobile, DTH, broadband, electricity, gas and other utility bills. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace with Android Marshmallow, VoLTE support launched, priced at Rs 8,490: Specifications and features

    By on January 13, 2017 at 6:16 PM.

    Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace with Android Marshmallow, VoLTE support launched, priced at Rs 8,490: Specifications and features

    Samsung recently added a new entry-level smartphone under its J-series, called Galaxy J1 4G. Today, the company has launched another smartphone in the budget segment -- called Galaxy J2 Ace. The smartphone is priced at Rs 8,490 and will be available starting January 16 online and at retail stores. The smartphone will be offered in gold, silver and black color options. More →
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  • WhatsApp reportedly working on ‘Enterprise’ service, likely to launch later this year

    By on January 13, 2017 at 5:01 PM.

    WhatsApp reportedly working on ‘Enterprise’ service, likely to launch later this year

    WhatsApp continues to be the most popular instant messaging app in the world. According to the latest stats, a whopping 63 billion WhatsApp messages were sent on New Year’s Eve worldwide, out of which Indians contributed to 14 billion messages. With a lot of users concurrently using the platform, WhatsApp is reportedly planning to introduce an ‘Enterprise’ service to allow businesses to directly message its users. More →
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  • Opinion

    HTC has got it all wrong with the U Ultra and I’m not surprised

    By on January 13, 2017 at 2:51 PM.

    HTC has got it all wrong with the U Ultra and I’m not surprised

    Just yesterday, HTC made its first major announcement of 2017 by unveiling two new smartphones under the U-series -- the U Ultra and the U Play. One of the key highlights of the new HTC U Ultra is the secondary display on the U Ultra and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Sense Companion, HTC’s answer to Google Assistant. To offer a distinct look and feel to the U Ultra, HTC has worked on the design too, featuring a symmetrical construction with 3D metal and glass. HTC calls it ‘liquid surface’ and claims the process involves bonding colors to the glass in multiple layers to reflect light falling on the surface. Sounds interesting, isn’t it? But HTC has once again gone all wrong with the U Ultra, repeating the same mistakes it has been making for years now. More →
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  • Hands On

    Opera Neon: Hands-on and first impressions

    By on January 12, 2017 at 6:42 PM.

    Opera Neon: Hands-on and first impressions

    Over the past few months, Opera has been adding a lot of new features to its desktop and mobile browsers. These features include the likes of built-in free unlimited VPN, a native ad-blocker on mobile and desktop browsers, and battery saver mode to name a few. Opera also recently unleashed a free VPN app for Android smartphones. Now, the company is trying to reinvent the web surfing experience with its new concept browser called Neon. More →
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  • Reliance Jio Fiber FTTH rollout reportedly begins in Mumbai, offers up to 100Mbps speed free for 3 months

    By on January 12, 2017 at 3:15 PM.

    Reliance Jio Fiber FTTH rollout reportedly begins in Mumbai, offers up to 100Mbps speed free for 3 months

    Reliance Jio has already disrupted the Indian telecom space with the launch of its 4G LTE services, and now the company aims to change the broadband landscape too. Back in September last year, the company went into early testing of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service that promises broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps. Now, the company has reportedly started rolling out its ‘Jio Fiber’ FTTH service in Mumbai. More →
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  • Reliance Jio could soon launch 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones priced under Rs 1,500

    By on January 12, 2017 at 12:18 PM.

    Reliance Jio could soon launch 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones priced under Rs 1,500

    Reliance Jio has been a game changer in the Indian telecom sector. The company not only brought high-speed 4G internet access to the masses, but is also offering a range of LYF-branded VoLTE-based smartphones at destructive pricing, starting as low as Rs 2,990. Now, if reports are to be believed, the telecom operator could further disrupt the market by launching a VoLTE-enabled feature phone for under Rs 1,500. More →
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  • Xiaomi ties up with B2X to improve after sales service in India

    By on January 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM.

    Xiaomi ties up with B2X to improve after sales service in India

    In a bid to offer better after sales support to its customers, Xiaomi has announced partnership with B2X, which is one of the leading smartphone service providers in India. Both companies also have a similar tie-up in Europe where B2X takes care of the after sales service of Mi accessories. More →
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