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Redmi's first gaming smartphone, with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, launched

28 Apr 2021

Redmi's first gaming smartphone, with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, launched

Redmi has launched its first gaming smartphone, the K40 Gaming Edition in China. It carries a starting price-tag of CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 23,000).

TECNO SPARK 7 Pro, with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, announced

28 Apr 2021

TECNO SPARK 7 Pro, with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, announced

As an addition to its SPARK 7 series of smartphones, TECNO has unveiled its SPARK 7 Pro model.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

28 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.

HMD Global rolls out Android 11 update for Nokia 2.4

28 Apr 2021

HMD Global rolls out Android 11 update for Nokia 2.4

HMD Global has started rolling out an Android 11 update for its Nokia 2.4 smartphone in 35 countries, including India.

Vivo V21 series, with 44MP selfie camera, launched in Malaysia

28 Apr 2021

Vivo V21 series, with 44MP selfie camera, launched in Malaysia

Vivo has launched its V21 series of smartphones in Malaysia, including the V21, V21 5G, and V21e models.

Twitter will display region-specific vaccination information prompt in user timelines

27 Apr 2021

Twitter will display region-specific vaccination information prompt in user timelines

On April 26, popular microblogging platform Twitter said that this week, it will display a prompt with region-specific COVID-19 vaccine information at the top of people's timelines.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss with space debris

27 Apr 2021

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss with space debris

Last week we had reported how SpaceX Crew-2 mission carried four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident. Unfortunately, the mission wasn't entirely incident free. The manned Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss collision with potentially deadly space debris.

OPPO A95 5G, with MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, goes official

27 Apr 2021

OPPO A95 5G, with MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, goes official

As an addition to its A-series of smartphones, OPPO has launched the A95 5G model in China. It carries a starting price-tag of CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 22,900).

Apple releases software updates for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and tvOS

27 Apr 2021

Apple releases software updates for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and tvOS

Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has released software updates for all its major platforms including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G's specifications confirmed via Google Play Console

27 Apr 2021

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G's specifications confirmed via Google Play Console

Samsung will launch its Galaxy M42 5G smartphone, in India tomorrow i.e. April 28.

Telegram update includes scheduled voice chats, in-chat payments, media-player updates

27 Apr 2021

Telegram update includes scheduled voice chats, in-chat payments, media-player updates

WhatsApp's alternatives such as Telegram and Signal have gained immensely from the exodus of users tired of Facebook's bait-and-switch privacy policy. Telegram, meanwhile, seems determined to maintain its momentum by introducing steady feature updates ever since.

Itel Vision 2, with three rear cameras, launched in India

27 Apr 2021

Itel Vision 2, with three rear cameras, launched in India

Chinese smartphone maker Itel has launched its entry-level handset, the Vision 2, in India.

OPPO A53s 5G smartphone launched in India at Rs. 15,000

27 Apr 2021

OPPO A53s 5G smartphone launched in India at Rs. 15,000

OPPO has launched its latest budget-range smartphone, the A53s 5G, in India. The handset carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 14,990 and will go on sale from May 2.

Moto G60 to go on sale in India: Details here

27 Apr 2021

Moto G60 to go on sale in India: Details here

The Moto G60 smartphone, which was launched in India last week, will go on its first sale today at 12 pm via Flipkart. The handset comes in a single storage variant and sports a price-tag of Rs. 17,999.

NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

27 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

Unknown perpetrators, using the power of deepfakes, duped Dutch politicians into believing they were video conferencing with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's chief of staff.

Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

27 Apr 2021

Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

Indian firms continue to be targeted by cybercriminals. After the recent MobiKwik and Domino's India leaks, it's the turn of online grocery giant BigBasket.

Prior to unveiling, specifications of HONOR 50 Pro+ handset leaked

27 Apr 2021

Prior to unveiling, specifications of HONOR 50 Pro+ handset leaked

HONOR will announce its latest 50-series of smartphones in May, including the flagship 50 Pro+ model.

Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 12.5 update for Redmi K40 smartphone

27 Apr 2021

Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 12.5 update for Redmi K40 smartphone

Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 12.5 update for its Redmi K40 handset in China.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

26 Apr 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

NASA's Perseverance rover Mars mission has been a resounding success so far, with both its technology demonstrations showing promise.

WhatsApp is testing a new 24-hour limit for disappearing messages

26 Apr 2021

WhatsApp is testing a new 24-hour limit for disappearing messages

Popular Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has been releasing new features nearly every week as the deadline to enforce its do-or-die privacy policy draws near.

Moto G20, with a 90Hz screen and 5,000mAh battery, launched

26 Apr 2021

Moto G20, with a 90Hz screen and 5,000mAh battery, launched

Motorola has launched its latest budget-range smartphone, the Moto G20 in Europe. It will go on sale there later this week.

OPPO K9 5G smartphone's specifications confirmed via official listing

26 Apr 2021

OPPO K9 5G smartphone's specifications confirmed via official listing

Ahead of its unveiling on May 6, OPPO has listed its K9 5G smartphone on its official Chinese website, revealing its key specifications and features.

OPPO A74 5G smartphone goes on sale in India

26 Apr 2021

OPPO A74 5G smartphone goes on sale in India

OPPO's recently-launched A74 5G smartphone has gone on sale in India today. The handset sports a price-tag of Rs. 17,990 and is available for purchase via Amazon India.

iQOO 7 series launched in India starting at Rs. 32,000

26 Apr 2021

iQOO 7 series launched in India starting at Rs. 32,000

iQOO has launched its latest 7-series of smartphones in India. The line-up, including the gaming-centric 7 and flagship 7 Legend models, starts at Rs. 31,990.

HONOR Play 20 smartphone, with a Unisoc processor, goes official

26 Apr 2021

HONOR Play 20 smartphone, with a Unisoc processor, goes official

Chinese smartphone maker HONOR has launched its latest budget-range handset, the Play 20 in its home country. The device carries a starting price-tag of CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 10,380).

Samsung's SmartThings Find app anti-tracking feature can detect hidden SmartTags

26 Apr 2021

Samsung's SmartThings Find app anti-tracking feature can detect hidden SmartTags

Apple finally launched its much-awaited AirTag at the Spring Loaded event. However, Samsung had already beat it to the punch by launching SmartTags accompanied by the SmartThings Find app.

Verizon's Motorola One 5G UW smartphone gets Android 11 update

26 Apr 2021

Verizon's Motorola One 5G UW smartphone gets Android 11 update

Motorola has started rolling an Android 11 update for its One 5G UW handset locked onto Verizon's network.

Samsung rolls out One UI 3.0 update for Galaxy A01

25 Apr 2021

Samsung rolls out One UI 3.0 update for Galaxy A01

Samsung has started rolling out an Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for its Galaxy A01 budget smartphone in Russia.

Lenovo Xiaoxin Air 14 Plus, Air 15's latest versions launched

25 Apr 2021

Lenovo Xiaoxin Air 14 Plus, Air 15's latest versions launched

Lenovo has launched the Air 14 Plus 2021 and Air 15 2021's Ryzen Editions as the latest versions of its Xiaoxin notebook series.

Huawei nova 8 Pro 4G, with a 120Hz screen, unveiled

25 Apr 2021

Huawei nova 8 Pro 4G, with a 120Hz screen, unveiled

Chinese tech giant Huawei has unveiled its nova 8 Pro 4G smartphone. To recall, the 5G variant had gone official last December.

Google Photos gets new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' photo editing effects

25 Apr 2021

Google Photos gets new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' photo editing effects

Google Photos has been one of the most popular gallery apps on Android, pre-loaded on many Android phones.

Samsung releases April 2021 security patch for Galaxy A8 (2018)

25 Apr 2021

Samsung releases April 2021 security patch for Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung has started rolling out the latest April 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy A8 (2018) model.

Vivo to launch V21, 'India's slimmest smartphone,' on April 29

24 Apr 2021

Vivo to launch V21, 'India's slimmest smartphone,' on April 29

Vivo is all set to launch its latest 5G smartphone, the V21 5G, in India on April 29, a Flipkart microsite has confirmed. The same phone will be launched in Malaysia on April 27.

WhatsApp beta testers catch glimpse of new voice message settings

24 Apr 2021

WhatsApp beta testers catch glimpse of new voice message settings

Recently, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp rolled out yet another feature for beta testers that would allow faster playback of voice messages.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro's pre-orders begin: Details here

24 Apr 2021

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro's pre-orders begin: Details here

A day after its launch, Xiaomi has started accepting the pre-orders of the Mi 11X Pro smartphone in India.

ASUS ZenFone 8 series to be launched on May 12

24 Apr 2021

ASUS ZenFone 8 series to be launched on May 12

ASUS is all set to unveil its latest ZenFone 8 series of smartphones in the global markets on May 12.

Twitter working on feature to tip users for tweets

24 Apr 2021

Twitter working on feature to tip users for tweets

Twitter is going all out with its monetization model, and the latest addition to that involves a way for Twitter users to pay each other.

iQOO 7's prices leaked; may cost Rs. 35,000 in India

24 Apr 2021

iQOO 7's prices leaked; may cost Rs. 35,000 in India

A couple of days prior to its launch on April 26, iQOO 7's pricing details in India have been leaked via Amazon's promotional material.

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

24 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

If you thought the term Big Tech mafia was a hyperbole, think again. App makers told US senators that they are scared of Apple and Google during the ongoing anti-trust dog and pony show.

OPPO rolls out ColorOS 11 update for the Reno2 smartphone

24 Apr 2021

OPPO rolls out ColorOS 11 update for the Reno2 smartphone

OPPO has started rolling out the Android 11-based ColorOS 11 update for its Reno2 model in multiple countries including India.