My Facebook account just got disabled instantly for sending this cat photo


What was turning out to be a peaceful Saturday night dinner for me turned into a digital nightmare when Facebook suddenly disabled my account after I sent a photo of a cat on messenger to a friend after receiving it on WhatsApp. That sounds really ridiculous right? Cat photos are really 90% of the internet and why on earth was my Facebook account disabled for sending this over Messenger , not even posting it on my timeline.  I was actually chatting with some friends over Facebook Messenger and after I sent this image , I automatically started getting logged out of messenger. I opened the Facebook app and that said Session time out and asked me to login again. I felt something was wrong with my phone or internet, I decided to get online on my computer. Only then It began to strike me that Facebook has actually disabled my complete Facebook account – Messenger , Facebook, Ads and what else I don’t know – in a matter of seconds and I was being logged out of the service on all my devices.  I just realized that my Facebook profile with over 3000 friends and numerous photos and messages is no longer accessible. Continue reading “My Facebook account just got disabled instantly for sending this cat photo”

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Review


There was always a confusion among the general public about which Galaxy Note or Galaxy S device was the latest since the Note series was always a number behind on the latest version. This time around, Samsung decided to skip the number 6 and went with Note7 branding in order to bring it in line with the Galaxy S series lineup as well the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which are now available.

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We are live from the Apple September 7 event in San Francisco

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It is a fine morning here in San Francisco where Apple is expected to announce the much awaited iPhone 7 and also the newer version of the Apple Watch. The venue is the iconic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco.  Continue reading “We are live from the Apple September 7 event in San Francisco”

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note Review

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Lenovo launched Vibe K5 Note, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone and the successor of the K4 Note in India recently starting at Rs. 11,999. Even though it has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, similar to the K3 Note and K4 Note, this has a metal unibody design and also comes in 4GB RAM Variant. Is the smartphone worth the price? Let us find out in the complete review. Continue reading “Lenovo Vibe K5 Note Review”

Huawei P9 with Dual Leica Lens Review

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The Huawei P8 was a bold move from the company to follow up the Ascend P7 smartphone. There isn’t much to talk about the Ascend P7 but the P8 was an entirely different story. It offered one of the most fluid performances of any Android smartphone at the time and the features too were flagship material. However, the smartphone didn’t receive as much attention as it should’ve. At least not until the Nexus 6P came along. It took a bit of Google and Nexus branding for the world to recognize the kind of high level engineering that Huawei is able to achieve. The Nexus 6P is perhaps the best Nexus device ever made and I am sure a lot of people will agree with me on that. When people recognized the benefits and the quality that Huawei was able to provide, the P8 also got some attention. However, the brand needed something to follow up to the P8 and something that would really grab the attention of everyone. The result is the Huawei P9 with Dual Leica Lens which truly is an engineering marvel on paper with the dual Leica lenses. In the past, we’ve seen how such dual lens setups have failed to impress the average buyer but this time around, things seem different. Let’s find out how in the review.

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FoneArena Labs : Best Fast Charging Standard in the market

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One of the things most valued by consumers today on smartphones is the battery life. Regardless of the kind of specifications or features it packs, users want more and more juice to power the device for as long as possible. There was a time when the average smartphone battery life had gone well below a day of use even for an average or light user and that’s when people got dependent on battery packs and other charging methods. However, these days, manufacturers have made the push to include not just larger capacity batteries but also optimize the battery consumption.

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Top 3 Storage Picks of June 2016

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The demand for storage is on the rise be it local or cloud based however, one can often be confused with the limitless number of options available to choose from. To clear the air, we’ve created a list of our top 3 favourite storage devices for June 2016 to help you make an informed decision.

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OnePlus 3 Teardown



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The OnePlus 3 is the latest flagship from OnePlus and it packs quite a lot of high-end features and specifications under its all new metal unibody design. However, there are a lot of components that go into making the device what it I that might not be revealed on a regular specs sheet. We did a teardown of the device to see what it packs on the inside. Let’s take a peek.

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Sony Xperia X Review


Following the end of the Sony Ericsson brand, Sony took a hiatus of almost a year before entering the market again under a solo name. Sony went all out with the Xperia Z and brought about a fresh new design language and high end specifications. Although waterproof smartphones were a common sight in the east in Japan, there were less than a handful of phones that featured waterproof abilities worldwide and almost none of them were made for the masses.

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Moto G4 Plus Review

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Moto G4 Plus was launched in India last month starting at Rs. 13,499. After the Moto G, Moto G (2nd Gen) and Moto G (3rd Gen), Motorola decided to introduce the fourth generation smartphone in two variants, Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. Even though both the variants share similar specifications, the G4 Plus has a fingerprint sensor and also comes in 3GB RAM version. How good is the smartphone compared to its predecessor and its competition in the similar price range? Let us find out in the review.

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Yu Yunicorn Review

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A lot has been written about Micromax, Yu and it’s ilk to document their rise to success in a market that has seen industry stalwarts die out. Launched as an aspirational brand that caters to the technology savvy demographic, Yu has seen a massive uptake. The company has dabbled in everything from playing the pricing game to courting the popular Cyanogen Mod Android ROM as it’s operating system of choice. With the Yu Yunicorn, the fledgling brand is launching a full-frontal assault on the competition across price segments. But does it hit the right notes? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Yu Yunicorn Review”

How the Asus Zenfone Max will solve the biggest issue with smartphones presently

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If you were to ask a group of smartphone users about the issues they face with their smartphone, you would probably get many answers from each one of them. However, one common thing that the majority will have a problem with is battery life.

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Apple iPhone SE Review

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Apple announced something really different last month when it launched the iPhone SE along with smaller iPad Pro 9.7. We saw a smaller iPhone being unveiled for the first time and it has already hit Indian shores. This is, in fact, the fastest launch of an iPhone in India if you consider the global announcement and the market availability here.

The first thing you notice about the iPhone SE is how small and light it is. In a rapidly changing mobile phone market we have quickly forgotten that phones with 4-inch screens did exist and were quite popular for a long time before phablets started emerging. I totally love my iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge and was obviously wondering how would I move to such a small screen phone. How did it work out ? Let us find out in our iPhone SE Review. Continue reading “Apple iPhone SE Review”