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Demonetization anniversary, Twitter 280-character limit, OnePlus 5T India pricing, iOS 11 adoption rate, and more: Daily news wrap

Here are the top news of the day.

  • Published: November 8, 2017 10:38 PM IST

From a year anniversary of the shocking demonetization announcement last year, to the long-awaited increase in Twitter character limit, from the OnePlus 5T India pricing leaks to iPhone X being anointed with the title of the best display, it all happened today. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?

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Demonetization anniversary

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A year ago this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the country by a storm with the sudden demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. Those were soon replaced by new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes. On the anniversary of this memorable day, we look back upon how this one announcement altered the lives of many in the country.

Further, we also look back upon how this announcement led to a drastic boost to digital payments in the country, while the awareness about the service still remains patchy amongst the users.

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Demonetisation anniversary: How one major announcement a year ago altered my life

Demonetisation anniversary: Digital payments see a big boost, but general awareness still missing

Twitter 280-character limit

After running a successful trial with few users, Twitter today finally rolled out its new 280-character limit for all users. In September, Twitter launched a test that expanded the 140-character limit so that users could express themselves easily in a tweet.

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Twitter rolls out 280-character limit to all users

Apple iPhone X best display

After the Galaxy Note 8 was anointed the title of the best display ever made of a smartphone two months ago, Samsung has once again claimed this title. However this time it is not for its own smartphone, but the Apple iPhone X. DisplayMate has awarded that title and an A+ grade to Apple iPhone X s display.

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Apple iPhone X display better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 s: DisplayMate

OnePlus 5T India pricing

In a new report today it was hinted that the OnePlus 5T may be priced the same at the OnePlus 5 launched earlier this year. To put things in perspective, the base variant of OnePlus 5 is priced at Rs 32,999, while the higher model retails at Rs 37,999.

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OnePlus 5T will be priced the same as OnePlus 5: Report

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iOS 11 adoption

Finally, Apple today released the stats on the adoption rate of its new OS for iPhone and iPad. According to data collected up to November 6, 2017, iOS 11 is running on 52 percent of active devices. In comparison, iOS 11 is a little behind iOS 10, which at this time last year was running on 60 percent devices.

READ:

Apple iOS 11 adoption at 52%, slower than iOS 10

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  • Published Date: November 8, 2017 10:38 PM IST


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