Google says you’ll be able to control its new phone without touching the screen

July 31, 2019

Google on Monday again teased its upcoming Pixel 4 phone, which it’s expected to announce sometime this fall. It follows a similar tweet posted in June that first revealed the phone. The company posted a short video on Twitter showing how users will be able to control the phone without touching by using hand gestures. It also explained how the feature works in a blog post. The clip starts by…

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Your electricity bills may shoot up from August; here’s why

July 31, 2019

Come August, your electricity bills may shoot up with the Ministry of Power recently approving the implementation of a more stringent Payment Security Mechanism for state electricity distribution companies (discoms) purchasing power. In an order dated June 28, the ministry made it mandatory for distribution licencees to open and maintain adequate Letter of Credit (LC) as payment security under Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with the generating companies (gencos). According to…

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Top Court Asks Centre To Take Steps To Regulate App-Based Taxi Providers

July 31, 2019

New Delhi:The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to take appropriate steps to regulate app-based taxi services like Ola and Uber in the country. A bench headed by Justice SA Bobde was hearing a matter related to safety and security of women. The bench also comprising justices R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai asked the petitioner to give a representation to the Centre on the issue of regulation of cab…

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PNB SMS Banking

July 31, 2019

Features Available to customers registered for SMS Alert. Track your accounts, round the clock. Facilities available by sending keyword (Predefined formats according to services) through SMS to 5607040. Be in smart position to detect any unauthorised access to your accounts. SMS “PNB PROD” to 5607040 for list of services offered. Registration For PNB SMS Banking Visit any nearest PNB branch and get your Mobile Number registered in the account. Usage…

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Netflix’s cheapest ever subscription announced at ₹199 for mobile users in India

July 31, 2019

Netflix just announced a ₹199 ‘mobile only’ monthly plan for users in India in a bid to woo more people onto its video streaming platform. It’s truly a ‘mobile only’ plan without support for HD or 720p streaming. And, there’s no loophole to stream Netflix on the TV using Chromecast. The video on demand (VoD) service may be lauded for its original programming in India — like Sacred Games and Delhi Crime…

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WhatsApp offering 1000GB free data on its birthday a scam

July 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Have you received a WhatsApp message offering 1000GB free Internet data? Beware, as it is a scam that is spreading fast. Researchers from cyber security firm ESET have received a message on WhatsApp stating that the app was giving away 1000 GB of internet data to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending…

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Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea: Top prepaid plans under Rs 200

July 29, 2019

Reliance Jio’s success as a telecom company has shaken up the country’s telecom landscape. As the war over who is offering the cheapest tariffs continues, big telecom players are going all out to woo customers. Airtel and Vodafone continue to offer plans to outdo Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio recently pipped Vodafone Idea to become the largest telecom provider in the country within 3 years of its inception. Jio’s…

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Penalty Charges Levied By Key Banks For Non-Maintenance Of Minimum Balance

July 29, 2019

Many commercial banks today required their savings account customers to maintain a certain average monthly balance (AMB). From public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) to its private sector peers HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, most banks have fixed their own average monthly balance requirements, which vary depending on factors such as branch location. Banks also charge a penalty from the customers failing to maintain the required average monthly…

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Income Tax Return 2019: Salaried people beware! Fake rent receipts may attract penalties

July 27, 2019

Over a period of time, fraudulently claiming tax deduction by submitting fake rental receipts has become a trend. In case you are doing this while e-filing of Income Tax Return 2019-20, remember that this unethical means of tax evasion is a punishable offense. Moreover, with recent legal developments, technological advancements and data mining, the Income Tax Department is proactively keeping a check on such malpractices and issuing notices to the…

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Facebooks wants your phone number, photo and you can’t say no

July 27, 2019

Facebook has quietly made certain changes which will make it difficult for anonymous users to use the platform. If you are someone who uses Facebook without any profile picture, basic profile information then Facebook might restrict you and force you to provide a picture and mobile number for verification. This move can be seen as Facebook’s way to fight inactive accounts and anonymous accounts which are primarily meant to stalk…

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Alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes to be restricted on Instagram, Facebook

July 26, 2019

Facebook is unveiling a new policy to restrict sales and restrict content on tobacco products and alcohol, including e-cigarettes, a company spokeswoman was quoted by a report in CNN. The new policy is reportedly aimed at prohibiting all the private trades, sales, transfers and gifting of alcohol and tobacco products on Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook and Instagram. As per the new policy, any brands which post content on sale or transfer…

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