Vivo X20 Plus in-display fingerprint sensor version to be announced on January 24

Vivo at the CES 2018 earlier this month showcased the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that uses Clear ID FS9500 optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics. Later the Vivo X20 Plus UD with in-display fingerprint sensor got certified by TENAA in China. Now the company has confirmed that the smartphone will be unveiled on January 24th. It is calling it Vivo X20 Plus in-screen fingerprint edition. Continue reading “Vivo X20 Plus in-display fingerprint sensor version to be announced on January 24”

Xiaomi MIUI 8.1.18 global beta update brings January Security Patch and optimizations

Xiaomi’s MIUI gets updated bi weekly including closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday. Last Friday Xiaomi updated many of its devices including to MIUI 8.1.18 version and brought January security patch along with a few fresh changes to devices. We noticed the January security  patch on Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4. Continue reading “Xiaomi MIUI 8.1.18 global beta update brings January Security Patch and optimizations”

Ixigo trains app for iOS gets AR feature to view your coach position, station alarm and more

Ixigo AR Coach

Ixigo trains app for iOS has been updated with AR-based features that will let iPhone users locate their coach position on railway platforms accurately. AR coach position feature will allow the passengers locate their coach positions at more than 7,000 railway stations across India. Continue reading “Ixigo trains app for iOS gets AR feature to view your coach position, station alarm and more”

Paytm for business app launched, enables merchants to accept digital payments

Paytm for Business App

Paytm today has launched the Paytm for Business app making it easier for merchants and business partners to accept digital payments. Furthermore, the app also makes it simpler to track payments instantly, navigate through the previous collections and track bank settlements within the app. Continue reading “Paytm for business app launched, enables merchants to accept digital payments”

Xiaomi India might be gearing up for Explorer Program for upcoming Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi has a tradition of involving Mi Fans in device exploration before the launch of Redmi Note models in India, these explorers get devices before the official launch and are expected to participate in challenges given by the company. For Redmi Note 3 company recruited 100 Mi Fans under the Mi generation program in 2016 and last year, company recruited 50 hardcore Mi Fans as Explorers to test and explore Redmi Note 4 before its official launch. It’s been a year since Xiaomi launched its budget champion in country and everyone is anxiously waiting for the successor of Redmi Note 4. Continue reading “Xiaomi India might be gearing up for Explorer Program for upcoming Redmi Note 5”

Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 9.2 with App Vault, Gallery Editor and Mi Video app

Xiaomi announced the lightning fast MIUI 9 Global back in November 2017 with many fresh changes including Split Screen, Interactive and Fresh UI changes, New Gallery App, Calendar Cards, App Vault, New Notification Shade, Mi Video App, New Mi Explorer and Mi Drop. Xiaomi rolled out these features to MIUI Global Beta ROM users in past two-three months but most of these features are still not available for Stable ROM users. Continue reading “Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 9.2 with App Vault, Gallery Editor and Mi Video app”

Get Rs. 5000 cashback on AirPods and Apple TV with Citi Credit Cards

Apple launched the Airpods back in 2016 and it was popular since then. Now Apple has partnered with Citibank India to offer flat Rs. 5000 cashback for the Airpods and several Apple TV variants, including the latest Apple TV 4K. Apple had already partnered with HDFC Bank to offer up to Rs. 10,000 cashback on iPhones and iPads with HDFC Bank Credit / Debit cards till 11th March 2018

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Google Allo v26 prepares for multiple-account support, customizable stickers, GIFs, new camera effect and more

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Google Allo V26 has started rolling out. While the update doesn’t bring in terms of customization, a teardown of the APK has revealed upcoming features like the support for multiple accounts, customizable stickers, Gifs, new camera effects and more. Continue reading “Google Allo v26 prepares for multiple-account support, customizable stickers, GIFs, new camera effect and more”

Honor 9 Lite sold out in 6 min in first sale, 3 min in second sale, next sale on Jan 23

Huawei’s Honor brand started selling the Honor 9 Lite smartphone exclusively on Flipkart on January 21st midnight, which was sold out in record 6 minutes of the sale opening, selling at a the rate of over 150 units per second. The company started selling the smartphone again on January 21st 12 noon, which sold out in 3 minutes, said the company.

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Google Play Books v4 hints at audiobooks with casting, Android auto support and more

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Google Play Books v4 just hit the Play Store, while the update didn’t bring many changes, it hints at the launch of audiobooks with Android auto, casting support and more. In fact, few users have spotted the banner of audiobooks on Play Store with 50% off on first audiobook offer listed.  Continue reading “Google Play Books v4 hints at audiobooks with casting, Android auto support and more”

Alexa app update brings Alexa voice integration to all Android phones

Amazon_AlexaHuawei Mate 9 was the first phone to come integrated with Amazon’s virtual assistant; Alexa voice support. There are very few phones on the market that support. Installing the Alexa app wouldn’t bring the Google Assistant type support, rather it was just limited to controlling Echo devices. Now Amazon says that it is rolling out Alexa app update bringing Alexa voice integration on all phones. Continue reading “Alexa app update brings Alexa voice integration to all Android phones”

Lava Red OnePlus 5T goes on sale in India with instant discount, No cost EMI, exchange offer and more

OnePlus launched Lava Red edition of the OnePlus 5T smartphone in India last week. Today the smartphone went on sale in the country for Rs. 37,999 through Amazon.in, oneplusstore.in as well as Croma stores and OnePlus experience zones in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi NCR . Continue reading “Lava Red OnePlus 5T goes on sale in India with instant discount, No cost EMI, exchange offer and more”

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”