New Sony Xperia smartphone with 5.7-inch display, no 3.5mm headphone jack passes through the FCC

Sony Xperia

A new Sony Xperia device has just found passing through the FCC revealing the lack of 3.5mm audio jack. Usually, FCC certifications don’t reveal much, but this time it is different as it revealed vital information regarding the upcoming Xperia phone.  Continue reading “New Sony Xperia smartphone with 5.7-inch display, no 3.5mm headphone jack passes through the FCC”

Facebook to prioritize news from trusted sources in the news feed

Facebook

Facebook recently announced an overhaul of news feed to improve interaction between friends and family. Today the company has yet again pushed revealed another change which lets users choose the type of news and news from trusted sources.  Continue reading “Facebook to prioritize news from trusted sources in the news feed”

iPhone X sales to be weaker than expected, 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display coming in fall: KGI

iPhone X

KGI Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts lower than estimated sales of the iPhone X in China, and he believes that Apple might ship around 18-20 million units in the current quarter, which is significantly lower than the 20-30 million range. The primary reason for the downfall of sales is because of the longer replacement cycles in China. Continue reading “iPhone X sales to be weaker than expected, 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display coming in fall: KGI”

Instagram testing text-only stories and screenshot alerts

Instagram is on the verge of introducing two new features; ‘text-based stories’, and stories screenshot alerts which are currently under testing. Text-based stories are not new, they are available on WhatsApp and Facebook. Continue reading “Instagram testing text-only stories and screenshot alerts”

WhatsApp v2.18 beta brings notification channels on Android 8.0 Oreo

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Android 8.0 Oreo bought a cool new feature called notification channels that lets you decide how individual notifications from the same app appear and sound, and vibrate, or not, on your phone. WhatsApp has now rolled out Notification Channel on Android 8.0 Oreo, and the feature was spotted in V2.18.18 beta release. Continue reading “WhatsApp v2.18 beta brings notification channels on Android 8.0 Oreo”

LG V30+ α with enhanced A.I features could be announced at MWC 2018

LG V30

LG might be introducing upgraded V30 smartphone with enhanced artificial intelligence features at the Mobile World Congress which will kickstart on February 26th, according to a new report from Korea. The original LG V30 was announced back in August at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Continue reading “LG V30+ α with enhanced A.I features could be announced at MWC 2018”

You can soon use Mobiles and WiFi on Flights in India as TRAI releases recommendations

TRAI In Flight Connectivity

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today released recommendations on ‘In-Flight Connectivity’ paving the way for in-flight internet connectivity. In the recommendations, TRAI said that both IFC and MCA (Mobile communication on airspace) service should be permitted within minimum height restriction of 3000 meters in the Indian airspace. Continue reading “You can soon use Mobiles and WiFi on Flights in India as TRAI releases recommendations”

HMD Global MWC 2018 event set for February 25, Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and more expected

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HMD global just confirmed its MWC 2018 press conference on February 25th, 2018 where the company is expected to launch Nokia 9 flagship as the successor to the Nokia 8 . The company’s Cheif product officer, Juho Sarvikas‏ confirmed the same on Twitter.  Continue reading “HMD Global MWC 2018 event set for February 25, Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and more expected”

Intel RealSense D415 and D435 depth cameras with D4 vision processor announced

RealSense D415

Intel today introduced the RealSense D415 and D435 depth cameras in the D400 Cameras series. The depth cameras add 3D capabilities to any prototype or end user-ready device or machine. It is powered by the D4 vision processor. Continue reading “Intel RealSense D415 and D435 depth cameras with D4 vision processor announced”

Sony MWC 2018 event set for February 26; CEO says still committed to smartphone business

Given the downfall of Sony’s smartphone business it would be no surprise if the company suddenly decides to pull the plug, but interestingly the company recently confirmed its presence at the MWC 2018 event that is scheduled to happen in February. Continue reading “Sony MWC 2018 event set for February 26; CEO says still committed to smartphone business”

WhatsApp might launch UPI-based digital payments service in India next month

WhatsApp

WhatsApp UPI-based digital payments service has been in the news for quite some time and it now looks like the company is finally all set to launch the feature as early as next month according to reports. The WhatsApp payment will give a big boost to digital payments in India and will compete with Google Tez that was launched last year and already has over 12 million users. Continue reading “WhatsApp might launch UPI-based digital payments service in India next month”

Samsung patent files hint at in-display fingerprint sensor and front camera

Vivo scored the world premiere of Under the Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution that uses an optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics which it showcased at the CES 2018 earlier this month. However, a new piece of information reveals that Samsung is aiming to take it a step ahead by not just embedding an in-display fingerprint sensor, but also the front camera. Continue reading “Samsung patent files hint at in-display fingerprint sensor and front camera”

Instagram ‘Show Activity Status’ lets you see when a user was last active

Instagram new logoFacebook-owned Instagram seems to be following the footsteps of WhatsApp and Messenger as new ‘Show Activity Status’ feature shows when a user was last active. You can now see when a user last used Instagram from the direct message screen.  Continue reading “Instagram ‘Show Activity Status’ lets you see when a user was last active”

Google’s Project Fi now offers Unlimited Data for $80 with Bill Protection

Project Fi Bill Protection

Google has introduced a flexible unlimited data plan dubbed ‘Bill Protection’ on Project Fi making it heavy data user-friendly. Before the new plan, Project Fi charged $10 per GB no matter how much data the user consumes. Technically, the new plan caps the data speed to 256kbps once the user crosses the data limit threshold but still offers data connectivity.  Continue reading “Google’s Project Fi now offers Unlimited Data for $80 with Bill Protection”

Facebook is testing ‘Watch Party’ to let group of users watch video at same time

Facebook Watch Party

Facebook last week said that it is overhauling news feed to highlight posts from friends, family to improve social interactions. Today the company has mentioned that it is testing a new video watching experience called ‘Watch Party’ to let a group of users watch the same video at the same time. Continue reading “Facebook is testing ‘Watch Party’ to let group of users watch video at same time”