Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft join hands for Data Transfer Project (DTP)

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Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft today announced that they are joining hands for an initiative called the Data Transfer Project which is designed as a new way to move data between platforms. This open source initiative will enable consumers to transfer their data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it. Continue reading “Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft join hands for Data Transfer Project (DTP)”

Weekly Roundup: Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Huawei Nova 3, Nokia 6.1 Plus, X5 and more

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Vivo has launched the NEX smartphone in India finally after so much hype. It comes with a pop-up front camera that automatically rises and hides when you open and close the camera app. Huawei has launched the Nova 3, the company’s latest smartphone in the Nova series. It packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:5:9 aspect ratio curved glass display with a notch and many more.  Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Huawei Nova 3, Nokia 6.1 Plus, X5 and more”

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 said to feature Iris Scanner and Intelligent Scan

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

When the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 surfaced in renders, one striking detail that caught our attention is the lack of a fingerprint sensor and the only possible explanation for this is that Samsung could employ an iris scanner instead. Obviously, Samsung wouldn’t launch its new flagship tablet without any sort of security features.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 said to feature Iris Scanner and Intelligent Scan”

Sony MP-CD1 ultra-portable mobile projector with 120-inch projection launched in India at Rs. 29990

Sony today has launched the MP-CD1 ultra-portable Mobile Projector in India. This was previously announced at the CES 2018 earlier this year. The company says that it can fit in your palm and can project up to 120 inches in size from a short distance of 3.5m and weighs just 281 grams and measures 83.0 mm x 16.0 mm x 150.0 mm.  Continue reading “Sony MP-CD1 ultra-portable mobile projector with 120-inch projection launched in India at Rs. 29990”

Samsung and Xiaomi accounted for 9.9 million smartphone shipments in India in Q2 2018: Canalys

According to Canalys, Samsung, and Xiaomi each shipped a total of 9.9 million smartphones in the last quarter in India. Together, both the companies now account for a 60% market share which is up from 43% the same time last year. Continue reading “Samsung and Xiaomi accounted for 9.9 million smartphone shipments in India in Q2 2018: Canalys”

Apple 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard features ‘Membrane’ to prevent dust from entering the ‘Butterfly Mechanism’

Apple 2018 MacBook Pro models said to have been equipped with “membrane” that prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism. In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple seems to have confirmed the same. Continue reading “Apple 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard features ‘Membrane’ to prevent dust from entering the ‘Butterfly Mechanism’”

WhatsApp said to bring fake news verification model to India

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WhatsApp senior executives from its US headquarters and India operations reportedly had met the Election Commission of India as a part of the upcoming Indian elections and the misuse possibilities on the platform. WhatsApp official told EC that it will look out for the options concerning the spam messaging techniques in the run-up to state polls scheduled for 2018-end. Continue reading “WhatsApp said to bring fake news verification model to India”

Microsoft revenue up by 17% YoY in FY Q4 2018, productivity and business products continue to grow

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Microsoft today announced FY Q4 2018 results with a total revenue of $30.1 billion that is a growth of 17% compared to the same time last year. The company’s total operating income was around $10.4 billion witnessing a growth of 35%. It reported a net income of $8.9 billion GAAP and $8.8 billion non-GAAP. Continue reading “Microsoft revenue up by 17% YoY in FY Q4 2018, productivity and business products continue to grow”

Google’s Project Fuchsia OS said to be successor to Android

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It is widely known that Google is working on called ‘Project Fuchsia,’ which is an experimental OS for tablets and phones. However, Bloomberg reports that Fuchsia could replace Android and Chrome OS within the next five years. It is being designed to accommodate voice interactions and frequent security updates. Continue reading “Google’s Project Fuchsia OS said to be successor to Android”

Instagram now shows when your friends are online to DM

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Instagram today is rolling out a new update which makes it easier to connect with friends and chat with them when they’re available. Whenever your friends are active, Instagram will show a green dot next to their profile picture including the Direct inbox and when you see their shared post in the news feed.  Continue reading “Instagram now shows when your friends are online to DM”

Samsung Galaxy Watch with Tizen OS, improved healthcare features said to launch alongside Galaxy Note9 on August 9 [Update: FCC certification]

Update: The Galaxy Watch has been certified by the FCC with the model number SM-R815U. This also confirms 51.2 x 43.4 dimensions and 30.2mm or 1.19-inch display size diagonally compared to 1.3-inch display on the Gear S3 series.

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MSI GF63 and PS42 laptops with 8th gen Intel Core processors launched in India starting at Rs. 77990

MSI today has launched the GF63 and PS42 laptops in India. The PS42 is the first laptop in the professionals series and it comes with a fingerprint sensor for security, NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics. On the other hand, the GF63 is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Continue reading “MSI GF63 and PS42 laptops with 8th gen Intel Core processors launched in India starting at Rs. 77990”

Corning Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ for wearable devices announced

 Gorilla Glass DX+

Corning today announced the Corning Gorilla Glass DX and Corning Gorilla Glass DX+. Both of these feature an antireflective property that vastly improves optical clarity and superior scratch resistance scaled while maintaining the toughness and touch sensitivity. Continue reading “Corning Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ for wearable devices announced”

Google warns change in Android business model post $5.04 billion EU penalty

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The EU has fined Google with a $5.04 billion for forcing its apps on Android manufacturers. To put it in simple words, EU wants Google to unbundle its Chrome and Search app from Android phones, but this might have implication in the future of free-Android business model. Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a response to  EU’s $5 billion fine, claims that users install an average of 50 apps themselves and also gives the ability to remove the pre-installed app any time they wish.  Continue reading “Google warns change in Android business model post $5.04 billion EU penalty”

Instagram said to be testing Facebook-like reactions to Stories

Instagram Reactions

Facebook reactions are now a year old, and these go along with the very famous ‘Like’ button. The company pushed them to Messenger as well and now Facebook is looking to bring these on its flagship product; Instagram. This isn’t the first time we have seen such a thing for Instagram; we have seen references back in April as well. Continue reading “Instagram said to be testing Facebook-like reactions to Stories”