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Paytm launches its first ‘offline shopping festival’

Digital payments company Paytm, which has seen windfall gains over the past month during the cash crunch after demonetisation, is launching Rs 1212 Cashfree Festival’, which the company described as its first offline shopping festival. The NCR-based company is promising a range of offers including up to 100% cashbacks for digital payments made through its platform at 15 lakh offline stores in the country. Some of the offers for customers…

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Currency ban is boon for these e-tailers

India’s currency crisis is proving to be a boon for online delivery firms, restaurants and taxi aggregators. These on-demand service providers are making the most of the cash crunch caused by the currency recall, employing a few timely business hacks to emerge out of a looming slowdown. Soon after the government on November 8 invalidated about 86% of the banknotes in circulation, forcing millions of people to join long queues…

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New ‘bug’ on Facebook reposts user’s old photos and posts without permission

NEW DELHI: Did you too notice old photos appearing on your Facebook timeline? You are not the only one. According to several media reports, several Facebook users have complained of old photos and posts appearing on their timeline without their permission. “@facebook reposted 3 of my old posts today about hour ago without any action on my part, others are experiencing same issue @sherylsandberg,” tweeted one of the users over…

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LG G6 to feature a non removable battery, won’t ditch 3.5mm jack

New report claims that the device will adopt the same unibody design but will come with a non-removable battery. LG is expected to unveil its flagship smartphone G6 in the first quarter of 2017, but the device is expected to hit the shelves sometime in the spring. LG is also expected to make a design overhaul and hardware tweaks with the G6. The device is currently in its development cycle…

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Government proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights

Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators. Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators. Flight attendants and others have complained that the calls could be disruptive. But the Department of Transportation said Thursday that it envisioned allowing the calls if airlines tell all customers about the policy when they buy their tickets….

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PlayStation VR Works With Steam VR, but There’s a Catch

Valve may have acknowledged Sony’s ascendancy by bringing support for the DualShock 4 to Steam, but if it’s virtual reality you’re after, your options are HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. That is, until now. An enterprising company by the name of Trinus VR has made it possible to use PlayStation VR (PS VR) with Steam. By releasing a set of drivers, it is now possible to use Steam VR…

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5 Reasons Why Google’s Pixel is Better Than Apple’s iPhone

As we all know Google recently launched Pixel smartphones. Here we have discussed five things that show why Pixel phones are better than iPhones 5 Reasons Why Google’s Pixel is Better Than Apple’s iPhone We all know recently Google released their Pixel series of smartphones in the market and isn’t just another Android phone. It is right now to best Android phone you can buy. Google Pixel has a lot…

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Now Vodafone too matches rivals with free calling plans

Company is offering free calls and limited mobile Internet use priced at around Rs 150 and Rs 350 with 28 days validity. Mumbai: Feeling the heat from Jio’s unlimited free calls and to match up to the incumbent rivals, the second largest telco Vodafone today announced unlimited free voice calls for its prepaid customers with the launch of two new packs. Yesterday, the market leader Airtel and the No 3…

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Tapsee Pannu is flying high

Taapsee Pannu has been riding high on the success of her movie Pink. Taapsee Pannu has been riding high on the success of her movie Pink. The actress has been on a work spree since, with six movies lined up for next year. So hectic is her schedule that a beverage brand that Taapsee endorses actually had to shift their location and schedule to match with her dates. An upcoming…

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Selectors name R Ashwin as Virat Kohli’s deputy

Their choice was conveyed to the BCCI on Thursday and the announcement is likely to be made in the next 24 hours. Mumbai: The national selection panel headed by MSK Prasad has chosen R. Ashwin as Team India’s new vice-captain, it is learnt.According to sources in the Indian cricket board, the five selectors (MSK Prasad, Jatin Paranjape, Gagan Khoda, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh) have unanimously picked the in-form Ashwin…

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Note ban: Supreme Court wants to know pain relief plan

It asks why banks are unable to allow minimum weekly withdrawals of Rs 24,000 to customers. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on issues like whether district cooperative banks could be allowed to accept deposits in demonetised notes with some stringent regulations and why banks are unable to allow minimum weekly withdrawals of Rs 24,000 to customers. The hearing, in which the Centre accused some…

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Telegram adds pinned chats, IFTTT integration and more Android-oriented features

Telegram 3.15 update has just landed, and it allows users to keep track of important conversations, as well as IFTTT integration with over 360 services. The pinned chat feature allows users to select up to five important conversations, and have them appear in a predictable order on top of the chat window. This means that the spammy group with hundreds of members will not hide the one important message from…

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