T-Mobile introduces Scam ID and Scam Block to protect customers from scam calls

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T-Mobile has introduced Scam ID and Scam Block to its customers to safeguard them from scam calls. Scam ID automatically alerts when an incoming call is likely a scam. With Scam Block T-Mobile automatically stops scam calls before they ever reach them. Continue reading “T-Mobile introduces Scam ID and Scam Block to protect customers from scam calls”

Uber, Bangalore Metro partnership brings Uber Kiosks to 12 metro stations

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Uber has teamed up with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to launch Uber Kiosks at 12 metro stations in Bangalore. Commuters can now book a ride from exclusive booking counters at 12 metro stations. Continue reading “Uber, Bangalore Metro partnership brings Uber Kiosks to 12 metro stations”

Instagram to start blurring sensitive photos, brings two-factor authentication to all

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Instagram has announced that it now has a new way to handle sensitive content on its platform. The Facebook owned photo sharing app will start blurring photos and videos that are sensitive and you will soon notice a screen over sensitive on such content when you scroll through your feed or visit a profile. Continue reading “Instagram to start blurring sensitive photos, brings two-factor authentication to all”

Twitter mulls offering paid subscription option on TweetDeck

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In a bid to garner some potential revenue, Twitter is exploring to build a paid subscription model of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals,marketers and journalist according to a latest report from The Verge. Continue reading “Twitter mulls offering paid subscription option on TweetDeck”

Flipkart to reportedly acquire eBay India

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Earlier this week it was reported that Flipkart has raised $1 billion from a new and existing investors and is planning for another $1 billion. Now, a latest report from Factory Daily suggests, the homegrown e-tailer is set to acquire eBay India as part of its fresh funding round of around $2 billion. The report adds that the round will stay open until it reaches $2 billion in total. Continue reading “Flipkart to reportedly acquire eBay India”

Nextbit Robin Android 7.0 Nougat stable update starts rolling out

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Nextbit started rolling out Android 7.0 (Nougat) for its community beta testers back in November last year. Last month Nextbit released Nougat beta 3 update for the Robin. Now it has started rolling out the final version of the Android 7.0 update for the Robin users globally. The latest build 88 for the Robin also includes January 5, 2017 Android security update. Continue reading “Nextbit Robin Android 7.0 Nougat stable update starts rolling out”

Nokia phones will launch globally in Q2 2017 at an affordable price, says the company

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HMD Global introduced its latest Android smartphone – Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, introduced Nokia 6 for global markets and also introduced a redesigned Nokia 3310 at the MWC 2017 last month. When a Twitter user asked if the Nokia Android phones will be available in the US, it said that it is planning to release the phones globally at the same time. When another one asked if the 3310 will be available in India, it said the same. Continue reading “Nokia phones will launch globally in Q2 2017 at an affordable price, says the company”

Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22

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Google added SMS support in Hangouts for Android back in 2013 to encourage use of Hangouts so they can read instant-messages sent them over SMS in case they don’t have an internet connection. After some reports in 2014 and 2015 that said that Google will kill support for carrier SMS and MMS, Google has decided to kill SMS support for Hangouts in May, 2017. Continue reading “Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22”

Microsoft inks patent license deal with Toyota for connected cars

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Microsoft has announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota Corp for connected car technologies. The latest  agreement builds on Toyota and Microsoft’s strong partnership, which includes their collaboration on the Azure-based Toyota Big Data Center. Continue reading “Microsoft inks patent license deal with Toyota for connected cars”

Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore

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Bharti Airtel today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tikona to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including its Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for Rs. 1,600 crores. Continue reading “Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore”

Xiaomi sold over 250,000 units of Redmi 4A within 4 minutes in first sale in India

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999 earlier this week. It went on sale for the first time in India today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Xiaomi said that it sold more than 250,000 units within 4 minutes the sale started on Amazon.in and Mi.com today noon.
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Misfit Vapor smartwatch with GPS and heart rate sensor will run Android Wear 2.0

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Fossil-owned Misfit today has officially announced that its Vapor smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0. Announced first at CES 2017, it was not clear what software the watch will run.  Continue reading “Misfit Vapor smartwatch with GPS and heart rate sensor will run Android Wear 2.0”

Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499

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Micromax just launched Spark Vdeo, its latest budget smartphone with 4G VoLTE support. Since it belongs to the Vdeo series, it comes pre-loaded with Google Duo. It supports text in 12 regional languages, including Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Marathi. Continue reading “Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499”

LG Stylus 3 with 5.7-inch display, Android 7.0, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 18500

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LG has launched Stylus 3, the company’s latest smartphone with a stylus pen in India. It was introduced ahead of CES 2017 and packs a 5.7-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display and has a 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus that promises feel and feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen. It also has a fingerprint scanner and enhanced UX with Pen Pop 2.0 as well as the popular Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo.

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Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990

Zen Admire Swadesh

Zen Mobile has launched Admire Swadesh, the company’s latest budget 4G smartphone with VoLTE and support for 22 region languages. It also has  twin WhatsApp feature that will enable users to set up two WhatsApp accounts and the Lefty feature lets you access Weather, Apps, Videos, Games, Cricket updates and more easily. It has a 5-inch display, but the company has not mentioned the resolution. Continue reading “Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990”