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Ahead of launch, specifications of Vivo X50, X50 Pro leaked

28 May 2020

Ahead of launch, specifications of Vivo X50, X50 Pro leaked

Vivo is gearing up to launch its new X50 and X50 Pro smartphones in China on June 1. Now, just days ahead of the official announcement, key specifications of the X50 duo have surfaced.

Google announces new Android 11 Beta Launch show: Details here

27 May 2020

Google announces new Android 11 Beta Launch show: Details here

Every year in May, Google hosts the I/O developer conference to unveil new software and hardware products.

OnePlus, Realme join Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo's Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance

23 May 2020

OnePlus, Realme join Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo's Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance

Even as Google continues to work on an AirDrop-like file transfer system for Android, leading phone makers are moving ahead with their own plan of embracing a Peer-To-Peer Transmission standard.

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

21 May 2020

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

In a bid to give users more control over their conversations, Twitter has started rolling-out a feature to limit replies on tweets.

Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving Android 10 update in India

21 May 2020

Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving Android 10 update in India

HMD Global has started rolling-out Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India.

Truecaller gets major revamp with full-screen caller ID, and more

20 May 2020

Truecaller gets major revamp with full-screen caller ID, and more

Swedish caller identification platform Truecaller has announced a major revamp of its app for Android and iOS users.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro now available on Flipkart

19 May 2020

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro now available on Flipkart

Xiaomi's popular budget phone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, is now available for purchase via Flipkart. Till now, the device was available on Mi and Amazon India website, after it released in the market, last year.

#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web

17 May 2020

#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web

Back in March, WhatsApp added the much-coveted dark mode for Android and iOS, and the feature was welcomed by users around the world.

Google Pixel 4a rumored to be cheaper than iPhone SE

16 May 2020

Google Pixel 4a rumored to be cheaper than iPhone SE

A new leak is making buzz that the Google Pixel 4a could be cheaper than its predecessor, the Pixel 3a, as well as its rival, the newly-released iPhone SE (2020).

#BugAlert: Google's Gboard is suggesting explicit words to users

15 May 2020

#BugAlert: Google's Gboard is suggesting explicit words to users

Gboard, the fancy keyboard app operated by Google, appears to have run into a crazy bug.

Motorola promises two major Android updates for its Edge+ flagship

15 May 2020

Motorola promises two major Android updates for its Edge+ flagship

When the Motorola Edge+ was launched last month, the flagship model met with criticism that it would only get a single major OS update (Android 11).

Want to schedule WhatsApp messages? Here's the way

14 May 2020

Want to schedule WhatsApp messages? Here's the way

When you are too busy with your life, it can be difficult to keep track of important events/days and wish people on time.

Google Meet now free in India: How to use it?

13 May 2020

Google Meet now free in India: How to use it?

A few weeks ago, Google had announced its plan to make Google Meet, its premium video-conferencing service, free for all.

Google Pixel 4a's launch delayed to early June: Report

13 May 2020

Google Pixel 4a's launch delayed to early June: Report

Google's budget-friendly Pixel 4a, which was expected to be launched on May 22, might now arrive in early June.

Spotify launches feature for group music sessions: Details here

12 May 2020

Spotify launches feature for group music sessions: Details here

As the world stays under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Spotify is working aggressively to help with the entertainment side of things.

Huawei Watch GT 2e will cost Rs. 20,000, reveals Flipkart

02 May 2020

Huawei Watch GT 2e will cost Rs. 20,000, reveals Flipkart

The Huawei Watch GT 2e, which was unveiled alongside the P40 series of smartphones in March this year, will soon be released in India. The company has already listed the smartwatch on the Huawei India website, hinting at its imminent arrival.

Nokia 1 Plus receives Android 10 update: How to install

01 May 2020

Nokia 1 Plus receives Android 10 update: How to install

HMD Global is working to bring the latest Android update to all of its handsets ranging from the flagship Nokia 9 PureView to even the entry-level ones.

Apple, Google release developer tools for COVID-19 contact-tracing: Details here

30 Apr 2020

Apple, Google release developer tools for COVID-19 contact-tracing: Details here

Apple and Google have released the developer tools needed for the first phase of their joint COVID-19 contact-tracing project.

Shoelace, Google's local meetup app, is shutting down: Here's why

29 Apr 2020

Shoelace, Google's local meetup app, is shutting down: Here's why

Shoelace, a local meetup app developed by Google's 'Area 120' experimental projects unit, is shutting down.

Play Store has a weird bug, and Google is mum

27 Apr 2020

Play Store has a weird bug, and Google is mum

If you see plenty of pending updates on the Google Play Store, better be careful while proceeding to install them.

Android 11 Developer Preview 3: All new features on offer

26 Apr 2020

Android 11 Developer Preview 3: All new features on offer

Google has released the third and final developer preview of Android 11, its next big mobile operating system.

Mi A3 gets Android 10 update for the fourth time

26 Apr 2020

Mi A3 gets Android 10 update for the fourth time

After three unsuccessful attempts, Xiaomi has once again released the Android 10 update for its Mi A3 smartphone.

Realme X50m 5G, featuring 120Hz display, 48MP quad camera, launched

24 Apr 2020

Realme X50m 5G, featuring 120Hz display, 48MP quad camera, launched

As an addition to its portfolio of 5G smartphones, Realme has announced the X50m 5G model in China.

Nubia Play, with Snapdragon 765G chipset, 144Hz AMOLED screen, launched

22 Apr 2020

Nubia Play, with Snapdragon 765G chipset, 144Hz AMOLED screen, launched

Expanding its portfolio of gaming smartphones, ZTE-owned Nubia has launched the Nubia Play 5G in China.

Samsung announces new app to measure blood pressure: Details here

21 Apr 2020

Samsung announces new app to measure blood pressure: Details here

In a major development, Samsung has announced a new health app to help its customers measure and track their blood pressure.

Now, WhatsApp allows group calls with up to eight participants

21 Apr 2020

Now, WhatsApp allows group calls with up to eight participants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people locked in their homes, Facebook is upgrading its products to make calling easier and convenient.

Android contact tracing will be rolled out via Google Play

15 Apr 2020

Android contact tracing will be rolled out via Google Play

A few days back, Apple and Google announced a joint contact tracing system to alert their customers about possible contact with a COVID-19-infected patient.

Now, Windows users can send files wirelessly to Samsung phones

13 Apr 2020

Now, Windows users can send files wirelessly to Samsung phones

Even with all the advancements and tools, we don't have a native solution to quickly transfer files between Windows 10 and Android.

Now, get latest information on coronavirus via 'WHO COVID-19' app

13 Apr 2020

Now, get latest information on coronavirus via 'WHO COVID-19' app

As rumors continue to grow around the novel coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has launched a new 'WHO COVID-19' app.

Now, TikTok has over a billion downloads on Play Store

13 Apr 2020

Now, TikTok has over a billion downloads on Play Store

As the world stays indoors to fight the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease that started spreading from Wuhan and has claimed over one lakh lives, Chinese video-sharing giant TikTok is reaping the benefits.

Now, Google has a special Braille keyboard for Android

10 Apr 2020

Now, Google has a special Braille keyboard for Android

In a bid to simplify smartphone typing for those who are blind or are suffering from some kind of visual impairment, Google has launched a new Braille keyboard.

Facebook launches new Quiet Mode: Here's what it does

10 Apr 2020

Facebook launches new Quiet Mode: Here's what it does

As billions strive to adjust to their new home-bound routine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook is working to minimize distractions.

Learnflix, an affordable app to help kids learn during lockdown

07 Apr 2020

Learnflix, an affordable app to help kids learn during lockdown

The lockdown enforced by the Indian government has hit several sectors of the economy.

Xiaomi launches a new fitness band at just Rs. 1,000

04 Apr 2020

Xiaomi launches a new fitness band at just Rs. 1,000

As the latest addition to its range of wearables, Xiaomi has launched a new Redmi Band in China.

#TechBytes: How to watch movies with friends during lockdown

04 Apr 2020

#TechBytes: How to watch movies with friends during lockdown

The spread of coronavirus may have left you in isolation, waiting desperately for the day you would go out, eat out, and spend time with friends and family.

WhatsApp working to enable multi-device support, expiring messages

01 Apr 2020

WhatsApp working to enable multi-device support, expiring messages

Despite the hiccups stemming from the outbreak of coronavirus, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is doing everything possible to serve its users around the globe.

#TechBytes: How to view life-sized 'AR animals' using your phone

30 Mar 2020

#TechBytes: How to view life-sized 'AR animals' using your phone

Since last year, Google Search has been offering the ability to view animals - from tigers to pandas - as life-sized creatures in augmented reality (AR).

Soon, Google Play Movies might offer free, ad-supported content

28 Mar 2020

Soon, Google Play Movies might offer free, ad-supported content

Google Play Movies, the dedicated entertainment space operated by Google on the Play Store, has long been serving as an ideal 'digital marketplace' to buy/rent new, trending movies.

Now, WhatsApp is testing feature to verify fake news, rumors

23 Mar 2020

Now, WhatsApp is testing feature to verify fake news, rumors

As fake news continues to rise due to the outbreak of COVID-19, WhatsApp is doing everything possible to prevent people from being misled by baseless rumors/misinformation.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 v/s Apple AirPods Pro

23 Mar 2020

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 v/s Apple AirPods Pro

Sennheiser has drawn the battle lines as it looks to take on Apple's AirPods Pro with its upgraded Momentum True Wireless 2.