Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC

According to the IDC India’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone companies shipped a total of 33.5 million units to India in the Q2 2018. This resulted in a growth of 20% year-over-year (YoY). This could be because of the slew of online exclusive launches and strong shipments by offline heavy vendors. Continue reading “Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC”

Samsung Galaxy Note9 with dual rear cameras, 3.5mm audio jack and S Pen in brand new golden color surfaces in poster

Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th and thanks to numerous leaks and rumors, we now know most of the details about the flagship. Now the freshly we get to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stylus Pen in the new Golden or Yellow color. We already knew that the S Pen will come with Bluetooth support and it might be able to control music playback, long-range self-timer. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note9 with dual rear cameras, 3.5mm audio jack and S Pen in brand new golden color surfaces in poster”

Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode APK now available

The return of the Lumia Pro Camera mode in the Nokia Camera app took center stage next to the Android One support announcement at the MWC 2018. This Pro camera mode is currently available in the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco out of the box, but it is unclear at the moment if this would be rolled out to other Nokia branded phones or not. Continue reading “Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode APK now available”

MARVEL Strike Force free-to-play tactical RPG released for Android and iOS

FoxNext Games has released MARVEL Strike Force, a new tactical free-to-play RPG for Android and iOS.  “An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it! Lead the charge by assembling your ultimate squad, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man, as you enter strategic combat against an all-new enemy threat,” says the game description.

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Xiaomi surpasses Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in India in Q4 2017: Reports

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Xiaomi has finally surpassed Samsung in the last quarter of 2017 claiming the top smartphone vendor in India title. The company has shipped over 8.2 million units in Q4, 2017 while Samsung despite the annual growth of 17% Samsung retained the second spot with 7.3 million smartphones shipments according to Canalys. Continue reading “Xiaomi surpasses Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in India in Q4 2017: Reports”

Snowden-backed Haven app uses your smartphone’s sensors for monitoring

Haven for Android

Freedom of the Press Foundation where Edward Snowden is one of the directors and Guardian Project have jointly developed an open-source app called Haven for Android that uses a sensors on the phone to provide monitoring and protection of physical spaces. The developers say that the app has especially been developed for investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and people at risk of forced disappearance. Continue reading “Snowden-backed Haven app uses your smartphone’s sensors for monitoring”

Microsoft launches redesigned Skype for Desktop for Windows and Mac

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Microsoft had launched redesigned Skype for mobile back in June, and the company has been testing its mobile interface changes in desktop versions of its apps. The redesigned interface mostly focused on media sharing and social expression tools. Today the company has publicly launched the redesigned Skype for the desktop.

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WhatsApp adds Live Location Sharing for Android and iOS

WhatsApp-Live-Location-Android

WhatsApp is rolling out a new live location sharing feature on both Android and iOS today. You could choose to share your real-time location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours with your loved ones in chat message with a single person or a group. I always dislike giving directions to people over phone and have always relied on WhatsApp location sharing feature to keep it simple. This new update makes location sharing even more seamless.

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Adobe Lightroom for iOS gets support for 3D Touch, Apple Pencil, Android app gets native design

Adobe Lightroom 2.8.0 for iPhone

Adobe has released a major update for its Lightroom Mobile app for iOS and the Android app has been redesigned from the ground up offering faster, more efficient experience. “Every screen has been redesigned with the goal of ensuring a natural, native Android experience while providing the highest quality, professional-grade mobile photo editing app ever,” said the company. Continue reading “Adobe Lightroom for iOS gets support for 3D Touch, Apple Pencil, Android app gets native design”

Instagram’s archive option to temporarily hide posts is now available for all

Instragram Archive for iPhone

Last month Instagram started rolling out new ‘archive’ option for Android and iOS users to hide posts from profile easily without deleting them. Now the company has officially announced that it is rolling out the feature for everyone. This will be very useful for those who want to hide some of their pictures or videos from their profile temporarily. Continue reading “Instagram’s archive option to temporarily hide posts is now available for all”

Skype gets a major upgrade with a new design, Highlights, better group chats and more

New Skype

Microsoft’s Skype is getting a major upgrade with a completely redesigned UI, new features such as ‘Highlights’ that lets you share the Highlights of your day, new “find” panel that makes Skype infinitely searchable and more.
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List of phones Getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

Android 7.0 Nougat

It is that time of the year again when users are eagerly waiting for their devices to be updated to the latest version of Android which is 7.0/7.1 Nougat. As usual, the handset makers are taking their very own time to roll out the Android Nougat update to their devices. Continue reading “List of phones Getting Android 7.0 Nougat update”

Opera Max 3.0 brings new UI, data savings tips, Savings for Facebook and more

Opera Max 3.0 for Android

Opera Max has received a major update to version 3.0 that brings several new features including a new UI, optimized data savings, data management tools and support for Facebook savings. Continue reading “Opera Max 3.0 brings new UI, data savings tips, Savings for Facebook and more”

SwiftKey for Android gets four new keypress sound profiles

SwiftKey for Android keypress sound profiles

SwiftKey has finally added most expected keypress sounds options. This lets you customize the keyboard with four new keypress sound profiles – Modern, Android, Traditional and Blip. To chance keypress sound, you need Simply tap or slide the hamburger icon on the left of the prediction bar to enter the SwiftKey Hub. From there, open the ‘Typing’ panel and select ‘Sound and Vibration’. Continue reading “SwiftKey for Android gets four new keypress sound profiles”