It’s not always that we get to see the birth of a new generation of cellular wireless technology. Sure we have been reporting about it since 2015, the murmurs started as far back as 2009 but fast forward 10 years, 5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. We have devices ready to go to market with battle tested functioning chips, the standards are in place and many nations are getting the 5G spectrum ready so that operators can deploy infrastructure. While operational difficulties are being solved at speeds we can’t imagine, it is time we take a big picture look at 5G. How is this new technology going to change our lives? Well, let’s first take a deep dive into this new technology and how it was demonstrated at the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2019.
In a bid to make it easier to donate blood in India, Facebook has rolled out a new feature. The feature will make it easier for people to sign up to be donors. It will help to connect people and organizations with information and tools to find blood donors when needed.
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Snapchat has announced a new location-sharing feature that shows you where your friends are. Dubbed as Snap Maps, the feature will let users share their locations with each other. Continue reading “Snapchat introduces Snap Maps to let you share your location with your friends”
Google Play Music has launched an exclusive feature for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. Dubbed as New Release Radio, the feature that will offer personalized music of new releases that is updated on daily basis. Continue reading “Google releases an “exclusive” Play Music feature for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+”
WhatsApp is testing a new feature that brings a ‘Status’ tab to homescreen. With this feature, users will be able to share images or videos to various contacts for a limited period of time.
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Tinder has rolled out a new feature that enables users to create groups, meet new people and plan activities together. Dubbed as Tinder Social, the feature is currently live in India, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and other markets. Continue reading “Tinder rolls out new ‘Social’ feature that lets you plan group dates”
Netflix has rolled out a new feature that allows users better control over their cellular data usage at the time of streaming. The new tool is based on study of various streaming habits and kinds of mobile data plans used. Continue reading “Netflix rolls out better cellular data controls for mobile apps”
Netflix has announced that it will roll out a mobile data saver feature sometime in May.
Work long enough in the industry and you learn to take every new technical jargon with a heaping spoon full of salt. So when QiKu, the scrappy new upstart, briefed us about its new duoscopic camera, we were quick to believe this similar to other manufacturer’s offering and perhaps even a gimmick. Spending some more time with the device though, we noticed that this was quite not the case. While we explored the camera briefly in our review, we really wanted to stress the dual camera feature on the phone to see if it actually delivers on its promise. So what did we do? We put the camera through a test, a 3000km+ journey across India to test and see if the QiKu Q Terra’s camera can perform uniformly well across large and varied landscapes, lighting conditions. Continue reading “QiKU Q Terra Camera Review: A new take on Smartphone Imaging”
Snapchat is further improving its Discover feature by bringing it directly to your main feed. The Discover section which features promoted content from media partners is now displayed at the top of each user’s “Stories” list.
Prior to this update, users had to swipe to access the Discover section. After checking out the content from partners like CNN, People, ESPN, Comedy Central and others users will now see the Stories list that are live around the world followed by recent updates from friends that you follow. The update is aimed at bringing more views for the Discover section that was launched in January earlier this year. iOS app for Snapchat has already received this update and is expected to hit Android soon.
In May, Snapchat updated its mobile apps on Android and iOS with the ability to share content easily with Discover. The Discover section brings news and editorial platform that delivers daily stories and videos from more than 10 media partners.
Facebook has launched a new feature that will take you down to your memory lane. The social network has rolled out “On this day”, that resurfaces old photos and posts.
Google will soon retire some Chrome features starting next month. The company is pulling the plug on ‘Chrome to Mobile’ and ‘Print To My Phone’ in February.
Facebook is planning to bring new features to its Messenger. The social network is testing a new voice transcription feature that allows users to read transcriptions of the voice messages they send and receive.
Twitter has started rolling out “While You Were Away” feature for some users. As the name suggests, the feature enables users to have a quick look at all the important tweets and topics they have missed since their last login.
Google is continuing the updating process of its core apps with a fresh look thanks to Material Design. Earlier today, it gave Gmail a revamp and now the company is adding a slew of features to its Calendar app.