ASUS TUF F15 (2021) Review

The ASUS TUF series of laptops is well known for offering good performance and strong build quality, but with reasonable prices. Lately, the company has been experimenting with higher-priced TUF laptops that have better specifications and more power. The TUF F15 is one such laptop, offering 11th Gen Intel CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs. Are these laptops still worth their price increase? Read on in my review of the ASUS TUF F15 to find out. Continue reading “ASUS TUF F15 (2021) Review”

Apple HomePod mini in Yellow, Orange, and Blue colours now available in India

Update: November 23 – Apple has started selling the HomePod mini smart home speaker in Blue, Yellow and Orange colours in India through Apple Authorised Resellers offline and Apple Store online for Rs. 9900. Continue reading “Apple HomePod mini in Yellow, Orange, and Blue colours now available in India”

MediaTek and AMD unveil AMD RZ600 Series Wi-Fi 6E Modules for laptops and PCs

AMD has partnered with MediaTek to unveil their newest Wi-Fi solution, called the AMD RZ600 Series Wi-Fi 6E modules. It features the MediaTek Filogic 330P chipset inside and is designed to power the next-generation AMD Ryzen-series laptop and desktop PCs starting 2022 onwards.

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India PC market records 30% YoY in Q3 2021, shipped 4.5 million units: IDC

According to a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the Indian traditional PC market, which includes desktops, notebooks, and workstations, shipped a total of 4.5 million units during Q3 2021. This calculates to a growth of 30% YoY, and the top 3 companies were HP, Dell and Lenovo.

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LG webOS Smart TVs now supports native Apple Music app

LG has announced support for a native Apple Music app on their Smart TV models running webOS 4.0 and higher. Apple subscribers will be able to sign into the app and access the complete catalogue offered by Apple Music straight from their TV.

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Google Assistant-enabled vaccine booking, Google Pay bill split, Read out loud for Search results and more announced

Today, Google introduced a whole range of new updates and features for their Indian users across their services. Indians can now book vaccinations on COWIN through a guided procedure with Google, Search results have improved language accessibilities, there are new Climate and weather alerts, and more.

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Apple announces Self Service Repair program for individuals

In a move that surprised nearly everyone in the tech industry, Apple has announced a Self Service Repair program that will enable individuals to repair their Apple devices without needing to the service center. The program will provide for genuine Apple parts, tools, and manuals, and will first open with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.

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Qualcomm to introduce 5G capable laptop SoCs to compete with Apple’s M-series

Yesterday during their Investor Day 2021,  ARM-based chip designer Qualcomm unveiled their project plans to make a powerful ARM-based processor for a PC that would rival Apple’s M-series silicon. The company also announced that their supply of 5G modems to Apple will cut down to  just 20% next year.

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Google Maps update adds Area Busyness, global Directory tab for airports, malls and more

Google Maps has released a new update with 4 new features designed for the upcoming holiday season. The “busyness” feature has now been extended to show for larger areas, the Directory tab is available for more places around the globe, pickup with Google Maps now supports more stores, and more.

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India wearables market shipped 23.8 million units in Q3 2021, records 93.8% YoY growth: IDC

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) quarterly report on the Indian Wearables market, a total of 23.8 million units were shipped during Q3 2021. This includes the shipment of ear wears, wristbands and watches, calculating to a healthy growth of 93.8% YoY.

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HUAWEI may offer smartphone design license to third-party manufacturers

The battle between US and HUAWEI has proven to be highly problematic for HUAWEI due to crippling sanctions placed on the company. After selling the HONOR sub-brand last year, HUAWEI is now looking to license their smartphone designs to third-party manufacturers as a way to revive the business.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 get Advanced Fall detection, Group Challenge and more

Along with the rollout of One UI 4 for the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung is pushing a new software update to older Galaxy smartwatches that adds a bunch of new features. These include a more advanced Fall Detection, support for Group Challenges, and more.

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Samsung begins One UI 4 Android 12 stable roll out starting from Galaxy S21 series

After two months of Beta testing, Samsung has begun rolling out their stable version of One UI 4 to the Galaxy S21 series of smartphones. It is based on Android 12, and has a number of features such as better customization options, seamless sync across Galaxy devices, improved privacy controls and more.

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Google Camera update brings Timer light, optional exposure controls and more to older Pixel devices

In the latest Google Pixel 6 smartphones, the stock camera app came with a couple of options and features that were new to Pixel devices. The company has now rolled out a new update to the Google Camera app that brings some of these new options and features to older Pixel devices.

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ECG, Daily Readiness score now available on compatible Fitbit devices in India

Customers of Fitbit fitness trackers in India will now be able to experience more health features on the Fitbit app and their devices. The Fitbit Charge 5 now supports taking ECG readings right from the wrist, the Fitbit app for Premium members supports their Daily Readiness score, and diabetic patients can now track their blood glucose levels through the app.

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