U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed to reverse the net neutrality rules that prohibits Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against web sites and online content. Continue reading “FCC Chairman proposes to reverse net neutrality”
Uber is finally bringing improvements to its rating system. The ride -sharing service is making it easier for you to see your rider rating. With the latest update, your Uber rating will now appear right below your name. The latest move comes from Uber to make the riding experience more user friendly.
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Samsung has reported its earnings for Q1 2017, in which the company has made operating profit of 9.90 trillion won ($8.7 billion), up 48.20% YoY for the quarter that ended March 31, 2017. This is its second biggest quarter ever and its highest ever for Q1, mainly to due to increase in memory and display businesses. It reported revenue of 50.55 trillion won (US$ $44.7), a slight increase from 49.78 trillion won last year and net profit of 7.68 trillion won (US$6.8 billion), a 46% increase from 5.25 trillion won for the same period a year earlier. Continue reading “Samsung profits up 48% YoY in Q1 2017, mobile profits down 46% due to weak S7 sales”
Instagram has announced that it now has more than 700 million monthly active users. The Facebook owned photo sharing app has added the last 100 million in just four months as it had 600 million users in December, while it took 6 months to go from 500 million to 600 million. Continue reading “Instagram hits 700 million monthly active users”
Lenovo’s ZUK Mobile is reportedly shutting down after two years, according to Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang, who revealed this when a weibo user @Old Cool mentioned that ZUK will not reveal Z3 smartphone as the successor to ZUK Z2. Lenovo already announced that it will move all its sub brands under the Lenovo Moto umbrella. Continue reading “ZUK Mobile reportedly shutting down in the coming weeks”
Samsung has released an app for people living with aphasia, a disorder that causes the loss of language capabilities. Dubbed as Wemogee, the emoji-based chat app has been developed by Samsung by collaborating with a team of speech therapists. Continue reading “Samsung Wemogee is an emoji-based chat app for people with speech disorders”
In a bid to fight fake news, Google has tweaked its search algorithm to curb misleading and offensive content. The company is making improvements in Search ranking and providing easier ways for people to provide direct feedback, and is bringing greater transparency around how Search works.
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Speaking on mobile phone and replying to text messages while driving are one of the leading causes of road accidents. To prevent them, Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V. has introduced In-Traffic Reply, a new app that aims to help drivers reply to messages without taking their focus off the road. Continue reading “Samsung’s In-Traffic Reply app automatically replies to messages when you are driving”
Facebook today announced new India centric features for its platform at an event called as “A place to connect” in Delhi. The social network is bringing India specific camera filters along with the frames and effects that come in the Facebook camera. The custom effects for India include Namaste and geo-specific experiences in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, and other places. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out camera effects for India, brings Reactions to Lite app”
Google started rolling out Play Store and Android apps for Chromebooks back in June last year. Later it expanded to more Chromebooks – Dell Chromebook 13, HP 13, Samsung Chromebook 3, and ASUS C301SA. Now it has listed Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T), AOpen Chromebox Mini, AOpen Chromebase Mini, Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA, Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Samsung Chromebook Plus supports Android apps in stable channel. Continue reading “Google confirms list of Chromebooks that will get Play Store and Android Apps”
YouTube had launched for Android and iOS in 2015 following which it was released in India last year in November. Now, YouTube Kids app is available for smart TVs including those from LG, Samsung and Sony.
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Meizu today announced E2, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘E series’ in China, as it had promised. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P20 processor and runs on Flyme OS 6.0 powered by YunOS. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with 4-LED dual-tone flash arranged in the antenna bands that promises bright and clear images even in poor lighting conditions. It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Meizu E2 with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4GB RAM, 13MP camera with 4-LED flash announced”
Apple today announced that Apple Dubai Mall, its second store in Dubai and third in the United Arab Emirates will be opened on April 27th. Apple said that its first two stores in the United Arab Emirates have welcomed more than 4 million visitors since opening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi 18 months ago. Continue reading “Apple Dubai Mall to open on April 27, ‘Today at Apple’ to expand to every Apple Store in May”
Google Maps will now help you find your parked car thanks to a new parking reminder feature. Available for Android and iOS, the feature will let users record their parking locations. Continue reading “Google Maps for Android and iOS get parking reminders”