Google to shut down Inbox by Gmail on April 2

Update — March 19: After confirming that it will shut down Inbox by Gmail app at the end of March 2019, Google has started showing alerts for the users that says that the app will be going away in 15 days, which is April 2nd, 2019. Google has already shut down Allo this month, and will shut down goo.gl URL Shortener later this month and Google+ on April 2nd as a part of Spring Cleaning.

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Ottomate Smart Fan with Bluetooth launched in India starting at Rs. 3999

Ottomate Smart fan

Ottomate, which is India’s home-grown smart consumer electronics brand has launched its first product; theOttomate Smart Fans. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm BLE 5.0 chipset with CSR Mesh and operate through Ottomate Smart App. Continue reading “Ottomate Smart Fan with Bluetooth launched in India starting at Rs. 3999”

Worldwide smartphone shipments expected to drop third consecutive year in 2019: IDC

According to IDC, the smartphone market continues to be challenged and 2019 is projected to experience its third consecutive year of declining shipments. The worldwide smartphone volumes are forecast to fall by 0.8% in 2019 with volumes dipping to 1.39 billion. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments expected to drop third consecutive year in 2019: IDC”

Facebook details plans for ‘privacy-focused’ revamp

Facebook Smart Speaker

With increasing usage of social media across the globe, concerns regarding privacy are at its peak. With Facebook owning the majority of social media apps worldwide including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put forward his privacy vision where the main focus revolves around user privacy.
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Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC

The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the Q4 2018, reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The growth was driven by new wearables launching during the months leading up to the holiday season as well as new smartphone launches as many were bundled with wearables from leading brands. Continue reading “Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC”

Gmail Smart Compose now available to all Android phones

Smart Compose is a neat addition to Gmail which based on your email writing patterns and commonly used phrases, tries to predict what you will say next and surfaces it as a suggestion that you can simply accept. The feature was initially available as an experimental feature on the desktop and then was added to G Suite accounts. Then it later was available as an exclusive to the Pixel 3 which is changing finally. Continue reading “Gmail Smart Compose now available to all Android phones”

Samsung Galaxy S10 sales better than expected as specs differentiate from iPhones: Kuo

Popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a new investor note has covered early order estimates of the Galaxy S10. In the latest research note, he is increasing his early estimates by 30% citing ‘spec differentiation’ from current iPhones, including an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 sales better than expected as specs differentiate from iPhones: Kuo”

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, Inspire HR, Inspire and Ace 2 fitness trackers announced in India starting at Rs. 6999

FitbitFitbit has announced four new products; the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Ace 2. The company says that these are designed to prioritize health and fitness and make it more accessible to consumers across the globe. Fitbit also mentioned it would soon launch a major redesign to the Fitbit app so users can further personalize their dashboard, better understand their data, discover new content and more. Continue reading “Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, Inspire HR, Inspire and Ace 2 fitness trackers announced in India starting at Rs. 6999”

Google Bolo speech-based tutor app for children released in India

Google Bolo

Google has released Bolo, an Android app that is aimed at improving the reading skills of children. Bolo is powered by the company’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology that comes built-in with a helpful reading buddy, “Diya.” which explains and corrects the child, as they read aloud.
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Portronics Mport 4C1 4-in-1 multimedia hub launched

Portronics has launched the “Mport 4C1” which is a 4-in-1 Type-C to Type C/USB/HDMI/VGA connector. Portronics Mport 4C1 is a smart & sleek, portable plug n play device. It is an on-the-go companion which helps you to connect up to 4 different smart devices of different connector types to the Type C port of your laptop. Continue reading “Portronics Mport 4C1 4-in-1 multimedia hub launched”

Huawei P30 Pro confirmed to feature periscope zoom camera and enhanced low-light mode

Huawei’s MWC 2019 event was centered around the Mate X foldable phone and now the company is focusing on the P30 series which is set to unveil on March 26th. Talking about P30, we already know it will come with Quad rear cameras, teardrop notch. And now, Huawei’s VP of Global Product Marketing, Clement Wong, confirmed the top-end P30 will indeed feature a periscope-style zoom camera for “super-zoom” capabilities.

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Google Glass second-gen with Snapdragon 710, integrated LTE modem, USB Type-C surfaces

Google Glass Enterprise

Google is said to be working on another Google Glass. Following up on the original Explorer Edition, the company rolled out its first Enterprise Edition of Glass publicly in mid-2017. The new edition Google Glass was spotted passing through the FCC and was also surfaced on the Geekbench benchmark, confirming reports.  Continue reading “Google Glass second-gen with Snapdragon 710, integrated LTE modem, USB Type-C surfaces”

Google introduces new shoppable ads on Google Images

A recent study shows that Google is the first place shoppers in the USA go to discover or find a new brand or product. Google says that it has seen that about 50% of online shoppers said images of the product inspired them to purchase, and increasingly, they’re turning to Google Images. Continue reading “Google introduces new shoppable ads on Google Images”

LG 2019 TVs global roll out starting this week; Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support coming later this year

LG OLED TV

LG has announced that its 2019 premium TV lineup featuring advanced OLED and NanoCell TVs will begin rolling out this week. This year, OLED models will make up 20% of the company’s high-end TV portfolio and with demand for OLED TVs expected to grow to 3.6 million units this year, 7 million units in 2020 and 10 million in 2021. Continue reading “LG 2019 TVs global roll out starting this week; Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support coming later this year”

Samsung patent hints at Wireless TV without cables

Samsung TV iTunes

How good it would be if there’s a system for TVs where you do not see and/or need cable anymore. For this, Samsung is said to be working on a solution in the background, in the form of a wireless power transceiver. Samsung, back in 2018 has filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for a wireless power transceiver and display apparatus with the same.
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