> Ritesh Bendre
  • Opinion

    Beyond 4G data and speed wars, telcos need to focus on greater challenges

    By on April 21, 2017 at 3:56 PM.

    Beyond 4G data and speed wars, telcos need to focus on greater challenges

    The landscape of Indian telecom industry has completely changed over the past decade. Be it the rise of smartphone usage or the switch from older 2G networks to high-speed 3G and 4G, there’s a lot that has changed. The call rates have also dropped, and now after Reliance Jio entering the market, the local and national outgoing calls have become completely free with most prepaid and postpaid plans. Mobile data, which was quite expensive a few months ago, has now become dirt cheap. While telecom operators are harping about aggressive data plans and speed, the greater challenge still lies, and it should be a reason to worry. More →
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  • Opinion

    Why Google adding native ad-blocker into Chrome could be the right move

    By on April 21, 2017 at 8:18 AM.

    Why Google adding native ad-blocker into Chrome could be the right move

    Google, the world’s top advertising company, could soon be adding native ad-blocker support into the widely-used Chrome browser. The search engine giant is likely to integrate the feature in the next mobile and desktop version of its Chrome browser to filter out intrusive online advertisements. It could turn out to be a bold and courageous move, considering the company’s primary source of revenue comes from advertisement. It is called the world's largest advertising company for good reason. More →
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  • Opinion

    Apple iPhone 8 could feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, inspired from Android

    By on April 20, 2017 at 2:09 PM.

    Apple iPhone 8 could feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, inspired from Android

    It’s been 10 years since Apple introduced the first ever iPhone to the world. Over the years, the iPhone has seen a number of design changes and addition of new, innovative features, with the fingerprint sensor being one of the crucial implementations for biometric authentication. After debuting on the iPhone 5s, embedded inside the home button, Apple recently made a big change on last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – you no longer get a physical home button. Instead, there is now a capacitive circular strip that doubles as a fingerprint sensor, but it is not clickable. It has been heavily rumoured that Apple may ditch the home button all together for an under-display fingerprint sensor. But a recently leaked iPhone 8 schematics paints a completely different picture all together. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: From infinity display to iris scanner, here are top 8 features

    By on April 19, 2017 at 6:10 PM.

    Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: From infinity display to iris scanner, here are top 8 features

    The long wait is finally over! Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India. The new smartphones bring a lot of notable changes in the form of design, display, hardware and features. Both new smartphones are also a step-up from last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While the Galaxy S8 will set you back by Rs 57,900, the Galaxy S8+ will set you back by Rs 64,900. Pre-orders for the smartphones have already kicked off and they will go on sale starting May 5. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs LG G6 vs Google Pixel: Price, specifications and features compared

    By on April 19, 2017 at 5:14 PM.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs LG G6 vs Google Pixel: Price, specifications and features compared

    After unveiling the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last month in New York, Samsung has finally launched its 2017 flagship smartphones in India. Last year’s Galaxy S7 is already regarded as the best Android smartphone, and the new Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will look to rekindle the same magic for Samsung once again. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature the same hardware, cameras, displays and features, with the only difference being display size and battery capacity. More →
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  • Xiaomi Mi 6: Top 6 features

    By on April 19, 2017 at 3:06 PM.

    Xiaomi Mi 6: Top 6 features

    Earlier today at an event in China, Xiaomi finally took the wraps off its much-awaited flagship smartphone -- the Mi 6. Successor to last year’s Mi 5, the new smartphone brings in a lot of improvements on the design front, a dual-rear camera setup, and the latest hardware on board. With prices starting at RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 25,000), the smartphone offers a lot more compared to other premium devices. More →
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  • Facebook F8 2017: From camera effects platform to social VR; here’s everything that was announced

    By on April 19, 2017 at 1:59 PM.

    Facebook F8 2017: From camera effects platform to social VR; here’s everything that was announced

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the F8 2017 conference by announcing a host of new platforms and tools for the developer community. All the announcements made yesterday foreshadows where Facebook is headed going forward. The company’s apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger are used by billions of people every day, and they will soon be getting some new camera tricks and augmented reality capabilities among others. For those who missed the keynote yesterday, here’s a quick look at everything Facebook announced at F8 2017 conference. More →
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  • How To

    How to get WhatsApp ‘unsend’ message and ‘live location sharing’ features right now

    By on April 18, 2017 at 3:02 PM.

    How to get WhatsApp ‘unsend’ message and ‘live location sharing’ features right now

    WhatsApp has constantly been adding new features to the messaging platform. The company recently added an option to share multiple contacts at once and added new status feature to let you share photos and videos as status messages that disappear in 24 hours. WhatsApp also made it easier to initiate voice and video calls, share attachments and more. Now, the company is testing a couple of new features that will let you revoke accidently sent messages, and share ‘live location’ with your contacts. More →
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  • Reliance Jio paid services begin: A look at Dhan Dhana Dhan plans and their benefits

    By on April 18, 2017 at 11:53 AM.

    Reliance Jio paid services begin: A look at Dhan Dhana Dhan plans and their benefits

    Reliance Jio started its commercial operations in September last year and since then the service has been free to use. Jio introduced the Welcome Offer with validity till December 31 2016, followed by the Happy New Year Offer with validity till March 31 2017. During this whole time Jio did not charge its users, but starting April 16 2017, paid services have commenced. If you have a Jio connection and want to continue using the services, here are the plans you can opt for. More →
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  • How To

    How to apply your favorite Instagram filters right within Photoshop

    By on April 18, 2017 at 10:01 AM.

    How to apply your favorite Instagram filters right within Photoshop

    Instagram is one of the popular photo sharing app available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. The main goal of the app is to make your photos look their best, and it does this by letting you add filters and apply effects to your photos. Some of the filters on Instagram can really make your photos stand out, but unfortunately, the tool is only present on smartphones. However, there is a way you can replicate these effects and apply then to your photos on PC. More →

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