Airtel massive price cuts on its TV set-top boxes, also offers extra benefits of Rs 1,000

July 20, 2019

The DTH sector is currently preparing to offer as many benefits as possible to tackle the possible incoming threat from Jio’s upcoming TV service. Hence, all major players such as Dish TV, Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV and Hathway have been offering a lot of benefits than before. Tata Sky recently went ahead to reduce the price of its set-top boxes in order to generate more interest from prospective subscribers….

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Amazon is changing its terms of services in India, here’s what it means

July 20, 2019

BENGALURU: Amazon is changing its terms of services in India following the settlement it reached with the German anti-trust authority on Wednesday. This would mean Amazon would have to update its policies for third-party merchants in India, which will strengthen seller rights here. This may also push up overall logistics costs for the e-tailer in the country. Amazon confirmed this to TOI, saying it is making changes in India following the…

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WhatsApp Update: 5 Expected Features To Arrive On iOS And Android

July 20, 2019

It was months ago when WhatsApp had talked about features that it plans to add to the app. Now, although the app has been on a roll, releasing new updates and features, there are few features that still haven’t made it to the app. These include dark mode, and whatsapp fingerprint lock, among others. Let’s have a look at these features that we’re still waiting for to show up. Voice…

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Google Pulls Down Seven Android Stalking Apps from Play Store

July 19, 2019

Google’s Play Store is filled with apps that give a user option to safeguard their near and dear ones. However, not all of these apps are as safe as they are considered to be. Recently, Play Store has been having a few sinister apps that let abusive types spy on partners, among others. To tackle such stalking apps, Google has decided and pulled down seven apps from Google Play Store….

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Isro wants ‘made-in-India GPS’ tech in smartphones: What you must know

July 17, 2019

If you use Google Maps on your Android device or iPhone then you are using Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation system. While GPS is very popular among smartphone users, what most people do not know is that GPS is not the only satellite navigation system. Russia uses its own GLONASS while the European Union and China have Galileo and BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). Similarly, Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research…

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Android Q to get improved gesture navigation before release

July 11, 2019

Google is slated to release Android Q sometime next month. The company has already shared four beta versions of the next iteration of its upcoming mobile operating system, Android Q, with the public. It is expected to release at least two more beta versions of Android Q to the public before the before the stable version of the OS goes live. Android Beta version 4 that was released in the…

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: iPhone XR, OnePlus 7 Pro, Vivo Nex and 7 more phones that will get massive discounts

July 11, 2019

The Amazon Prime Day Sale will go live in India on July 15. The two day annual event will begin at 12AM on July 15 and it will go on till 11:59PM on July 16. During the Prime Day 2019, the Indian arm of the Seattle headquartered tech giant will offer interesting discount offers on the purchase of products from its platform to all Prime users. Amazon had revealed a…

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WhatsApp Will Require Your Fingerprint To Unlock The App On Android Phones Very Soon

July 10, 2019

WhatsApp is constantly trying to update, either to add convenience features or those for security. Earlier this month, the app introduced a feature marking out frequently forwarded texts. Now, it looks like they may be working on a fingerprint authentication feature. In the latest version 2.19.83 update to the beta app, WABetaInfo has spotted what looks like evidence of an incoming fingerprint lock feature. Right now, the app seems to…

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Paytm says no fees on your transactions; also tells how to avoid merchant charges

July 1, 2019

Digital payment company Paytm has denied a report about charging transaction and convenience fees on its platform after a media report said that Paytm will now charge transaction fees. In a tweet, Paytm said that as of now, it does not levy charges from customers on any payment method including cards, UPI and wallet. In its official blog, the Vijay Shekhar Sharma-founded company also said, “Paytm customers can continue using…

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Honor to launch first 5G smartphone later this year

June 28, 2019

In the run-up to 5G rollout for the masses, almost every major smartphone manufacturer in the world has announced 5G compatible devices. Now, Honor, the sub-brand of Chinese tech giant Huawei, has also revealed plans to come up with a 5G smartphone by the end of this year. At the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Honor president George Zhao stated that the company would release its first 5G smartphone in…

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Karnataka may ban construction of new flats in Bengaluru for 5 years

June 28, 2019

In view of the acute water shortage in Bengaluru, the Karnataka government is contemplating a five-year ban on the construction of apartment buildings in the state capital, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said on Thursday. Many buildings were being constructed in Bengaluru without paying any attention to the basic amenities required for residents, he told reporters. “Traffic and facilities cannot be regulated. In large constructions with about 3,000 flats there…

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HCL Technologies is hiring 10,000 freshers — including highschool passouts

June 28, 2019

HCL Technologies is planning to strengthen its entry-level talent pool by hiring nearly 10,000 freshers in 2019-20, according to an ET report. Of this, 3,000 candidates will be hired in Noida — including nearly 1,000 highschool passouts. The IT major is looking to deploy highschool passouts, fresh graduates and postgraduates — including freshers without an engineering background. The company had recently launched a year long work-integrated program to train entry-level…

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