Xolo Era 3 Smartphone Review: Hello, Selfie Enthusiasts!

In the era, where the smartphones have become an integral part of our ecosystem, choosing the right one becomes very crucial. With the dynamic range of the smartphones, it becomes a tough choice for the users to match their needs, their budget and the other factors. So, focusing on one such category of users we shall be talking about the Xolo Era 3. In this detailed review, you’d get sufficient information to decide it this one is meant for you or not.

How to apply for Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in India?

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is a popular term used worldwide, which basically means that the telecom users in a specific country retain their mobile number and still can switch their operator. Started in United Kingdon in the year 1999, the technology has been widely accepted around the globe and have been used by the citizens to the fullest. This service, however sweet it might sound comes with some prerequisites which might come in the way of your MNP process.

4 Smartphones with IRIS Scanner: Security gets smarter!

How many of you see your phone first thing in the morning when you wake up? Today smartphone has become an essential part of your life. We use our phone for many activities right from checking social media to the bank balance. We have seen a substantial rise in online transactions which is a testimony to the fact that this generation wants to make it life easy by availing services at the click of the button.

Nokia 6 officially launched in China, with Android Nougat & 4GB RAM

After the acquisition of Nokia by the Finnish Company, HMD Global in late 2016 it was certain that the brand would start with the production of modern-day smartphones in 2017. The latest press release from HMD Global indicates that the company has already started with the production of the latest smartphone, Nokia 6 which is ready to be launched in China this year. Nokia 6 will retail on JD.com at a price tag of 1699 CNY (245 USD or 17899 INR approx.

Axis Bank launches 'Thought Factory', an Innovation Lab Facility

In an attempt to further entrench itself into the FinTech space, Axis Bank has launched a Innovation Lab facility named “Thought Factory”. Located at the Diamond District of Bengaluru, the bank is collaborating with Amazon Internet Service, the Indian branch of Amazon Web Services and “The Open Vault” at Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation. The first batch of start-ups joining the program in September will focus on interesting uses for Artificial Intelligence(AI), big data analytics and robotics.

Solution: How to Fix Issues with Netflix on Android N

When Google announced Android N Developer Preview, you could see how they wanted to ensure that the final release to the masses is bug-free and therefore take in and solve all the bugs that are reported. Apple was the first to the game, where it has been releasing the Public Beta of its Operating Systems for a while in order to garner public opinion on the same. Therefore, if you are one of those that have decided to flash Android N on your Nexus phone and are an ardent watcher of Netflix, we know you are facing a problem.

LeEco Le 2 Review: Best Budget Smartphone of 2016?

It’s not been long since we reviewed the previous model of the current generation device, the Le 1S. To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with the device since it had numerous issues popping up every second day. The most disappointing features of the smartphone were, the ultra slow & inaccurate fingerprint sensor and heating up issues. Then I was insisted by my fellow friends to give the next generation device, the Le 2 a shot to check if the company had made any significant improvements or it’s going to be another disappointment.

Removable vs. Non Removable Battery: Advantages & Disadvantages

Cellular phones have evolved from the typical feature phones, which used to be fairly popular until the new generation phones, the smartphones took over. As the smartphones evolved, they incorporated great features in every upgrade. If we look at what smartphones were 3 years back, we would be astounded to imagine 3 – 3.5 inch smartphones, with a really poor processor, 128MB RAM, 1GB internal storage and a 3MP rear camera, along with a VGA front camera.

Asus ZenFone Max (2016) Review: Goodbye Portable Chargers!

Gone are the days when people had to carry a large power bank, along with their expensive smartphones with pathetic battery backup. Asus’ new ideology changes the entire scenario and the way you look at smartphones, in general. Their latest offering, Asus ZenFone Max is certainly a disruptive smartphone considering its huge battery backup. If you remember, Asus did bring another phone with the same name sometime back, which disappointed a few in terms of performance and other factors.

Xiaomi Announces Mi Band 2 in China; Features an OLED Display and Heart Rate Sensor

As expected, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Band 2 in China. The intelligent fitness tracker is the successor to the Xiaomi Mi Band, which was announced last year. What set the Mi Band apart was the fact that it was an inexpensive tracker and performed functions like sleep tracking that not every other tracker at its time could do. Add to it that the Mi Band came with swappable strap bands, you had a product that was extremely successful and popular.

LG G5 & Friends Launched in India: What makes it a must buy?

LG India today, at an event held in New Delhi, announced its next flagship smartphone – with which it announces its entry into the modular smartphone business – LG G5. The phone is based on a really interesting concept, if you’re not already aware about how the modular phones are supposed to work. Modular phones allow you to change some aspects of the device, allowing you to customize it according to your requirements and it is as easy as swapping in and out a SIM card.

Nextbit Robin Launched in India at Rs. 19,999: Features & Specifications

The special smartphone, which started as a Kickstarter project and was in the news recently due to the big changes it brought to the smartphone industry has finally made its place in India. Nextbit Robin, the Cloud-first smartphone was announced in India today and has been very attractively priced at Rs. 19,999 ($297). The phone is available in two colour options – Mint and Midnight and shall be exclusively on Flipkart, starting from Monday.

Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Launched in India: Price, Specs & Features

Motorola (now known as ‘Moto’) India, at an event held today in New Delhi announced two of its smartphones in the budget segment, namely, Moto G4 and the big brother, Moto G4 Plus. The two smartphones are introduced to the market to compete with the newly launched LeTV 1S Eco, Lenovo Vibe K4 (however it belongs to the same parent company), Meizu m3 Note, Redmi Note 3 and to continue impressing people just like its predecessor, Moto G3.

WhatsApp Announces Desktop Apps for Mac and Windows

WhatsApp answered a ton of prayers when it released a working web application last year. The limitation was that the web app was essentially a Chrome app so if you did not have Google Chrome on your laptop, you would not be able to send across WhatsApp messages from your computer. Since then, there have been numerous requests made about a standalone application for WhatsApp and the app was made live yesterday.

The Upcoming Honor V8 has a Dual Camera Setup Like the LG G5

Looks like Dual cameras will be the talk of the Tech Town in the year 2016. We have already seen LG do it with the LG G5 and Huawei bring it with the Huawei P9 launch a few weeks ago. With Apple rumored to be bringing a dual camera configuration on the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, you can be assured that Dual Cameras will become a rage and an absolute flagship feature.

Instagram is Testing a New Black and White Design

Just over a year or so ago, Instagram got a makeover post its acquisition by Facebook where the aim was to make the overall design sharper and flatter. It looks like the design team at Instagram is hard at work again with them testing a new black and white design. The test is live and underway with a small set of users and we have been lucky enough to be on the roster for the same.

The Upcoming LeEco Smartphone is Going to be a Beast if Leaked Specs are to go by

LeEco made a sensational start in the Indian market with the Le 1S and there is obviously an expectation when it comes to the new phones that the brand would be launching. Thanks to its impressive spec sheet and value for money proposition, the Le 1S was an instant hit though the same cannot be said of the Le Max, which was the flagship product. However, with the launch of the Le 1S and Le Max a good three months behind us, rumors are adrift regarding the new LeEco smartphones and the latest device to be spotted has been the Le 2 Pro.

After Hyping it for Days, CREO Announces the Mark 1

If you have been surfing the internet in the past month or so, there is no way you would have missed out on looking at a CREO ad, in there somewhere. The India-based startup has been hyping their upcoming device, the CREO Mark 1 for a while now, promising you a new phone every month. What they want to convey is that the phone will be given an OTA update every month, which would, in turn, give your phone enhancements and software upgrades.

Meizu Announces the Meizu M3 Note

With the likes of Vivo and Oppo upping their game in India, the presence of Chinese blockbusters is not just limited to Xiaomi or Lenovo or even OnePlus. As a result, the brands that were initially only China exclusive are moving to India in an attempt to widen their reach and market. One such brand that has tasted the shores of India is Meizu. After the success of the Meizu M2 Note, the Chinese manufacturer has launched the Meizu M3 Note as its successor in China.

Netflix is Bringing a Mobile Data Saver Feature to its Android App

If you are living in a developing country, a possibility is that you are just as aware of the MBs left over on your mobile data service as you are of the Dollars in your bank account. They are prized possession. As a result, any application that drains the data on your device we prefer to run them on WiFi only and not on cellular data. To combat this problem, several applications have started shipping with a Data Saver Mode, which basically restricts the amount of mobile data that an application will consume.

Asus ZenFone Zoom Review: Best Smartphone Camera?

Who wouldn’t want to buy a smartphone which can capture more details than one can see with the naked eye? With the optical zoom technology, also called _‘real’ zoom _by most in the industry, Asus ZenFone Zoom is here to make its way to the top smartphone cameras. Optical Lens technology isn’t something new but we have seen Nokia implementing the same in their Nokia N90, Samsung doing it in their Samsung Galaxy K Zoom but the only reason they couldn’t capture the market was that the phone was too bulky and many people didn’t choose camera over the build.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge launched starts at Rs 48900

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been making rounds all over the world. They have been getting rave reviews for their camera, their beautiful design and the return of features like water resistance and Micro SD Card slot. India has always been Samsung’s biggest market and Samsung has today announced the launch of its two new flagships for the Indian market. But before get to its price and availability, let’s talk about the Samsung Concierge, a new customer service which is S7 based.

Sony Xperia X Series launched at MWC 2016

The Mobile World Congress currently going on in Barcelona has seen a lot of smartphone launches in the past two days. Samsung launched the new Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge while LG unveiled the G5, their flagships for the year 2016. Sony joins them with the launch on the new X Series of smartphones. There are currently 3 smartphones in the series called the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and the Xperia XA.

Lenovo Set to Announce a "Gorgeous" New Metallic Phone at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress is to mobile phones what say an Auto Expo is to the automobile industry. It is basically a showcase event where most of the brands that are in the manufacturing of mobile phones showcase their latest and greatest work. This year especially, the MWC promises to be a real fun ride with Samsung, LG and Xiaomi all set to announce their latest flagship products. All the three launches are expected on 21st of February where the Galaxy S7, LG G5 and the Mi5 will all be unveiled.

The New Samsung Galaxy S7 Teaser Video Confirms Water Resistant and Wireless Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is set to be showcased in Barcelona on 21st of February. The device is already being hyped as the device to look forward to in the coming year, and the phone that will set the benchmark for all the upcoming high-end phones. As it is pretty much a standard with all the devices these days, there is nothing to hide and we pretty much know it all about the device.

LG Confirms The Announcement of LG G5 on February 21st

Its literally going to be raining smartphones in the month of February. We have already heard the confirmation from Samsung that the Next Galaxy, or the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are set to be announced on 21st of February and LG is set to steal some thunder from it. LG has issued the media an invite for an event in Barcelona, where they plan to be announcing the device.

LeTV Le 1S Review: The Apple Android, with a Vibrant Display

Ever imagined an iPhone running on Android, or maybe an Android device running iOS – sounds weird, isn’t it? Well you’d be surprised to see the LeTV 1S then. The moment I received the review unit and took it out of the box, it seemed pretty much like the a ripped-off gold iPhone. No matter how much the looks resemble the iPhone, the device was very sturdy to hold and comes with an amazing grip.

GOQii Fitness Band Review: The Perfect Fitness Tracker!

Not so long ago, we posted our suggestions on the top 5 fitness bands in India. We ranked the GOQii band number one, and now, we are really sure we weren’t wrong at the time in making our decision. We have been using the GOQii Fitness Band since last 2 months, and the device is undoubtedly the best one under a price tag of Rs. 5,000 or $75. The device is available in two different strap colours, Red and Black, and different subscription options of 3, 6 or 12 months.

5 Reasons to Buy Lenovo K4 Note, launched at Rs. 11999

After weeks of speculations and teasing the device, Lenovo India finally took to the stage to reveal their much awaited product, the Lenovo K4 Note at an event held in New Delhi, India today. While the markets continue to flood with mid-ranged devices, all smartphone manufacturers are facing cut throat competition from other devices, and are hence forced to provide the best of everything in the least possible prices. So how does Lenovo manage to plot their specifications vs.

Samsung Galaxy S7: All you need to know!

So, the rumors have started flowing in for the Samsung’s new upcoming Flagship, S7. After finally paying heed to customer outcries, Samsung absolutely killed it with its metallic-glass design for the S6. The camera was spectacular and specifications were top notch as well. But in spite of hitting a homerun with every aspect of the phone, Samsung could not quite reach the sales target it had set for itself. Owing to all that benchmark that the S6 has set, the S7 has some pretty big shoes to fill.

Lenovo K4 Note with Fingerprint Reader coming to India soon

Lenovo has had a good year in 2015 with their K3 Note being one of the top selling smartphones this year. The phone was among the first phones to have a 1080p display under Rs 10,000 which helped it sell in huge numbers.Lenovo seems to be starting the New Year with a bang by launching the Lenovo K4 Note. The K4 Note is said to make the current offer from Lenovo even interesting.

Motorola Moto G Turbo on its way to India

Motorola is all geared up to launch the Moto G Turbo in India tomorrow. After the success of # generations of the Moto G, Moto aims to get the same results with the G Turbo. The company has been dropping subtle hints for the past three days about the incoming phone, revealing tiny details of the device. The Moto G Turbo follows the footsteps of the Moto Turbo, the only other Moto phone in India to sport the Turbo badge.

OnePlus X to be Available without invite Tomorrow via Ola Cabs

The OnePlus X has been one of the best launches in the mid-budget range in the year 2015. In fact, it is the most distinct OnePlus phone ever, thanks to its metal and glass sandwich build. The device so far, has been reserved behind an invite-only mechanism, where unless you have one you cannot purchase the phone. Fetching an invite is easier than it used to be, with OnePlus making a fair few of them available, but still the existence of an invite system means inconvenience to those who wish to buy the phone immediately.

How to Enhance the Number of Characters you can Insert on a Snapchat Post on an iPhone?

We live in a free world, a world where we are allowed to be as expressive as we wish to be, without anyone taking away that right. This has kind of trickled on to Social Media too, where other than perhaps Twitter, which despite its character limit has gone on to become really popular thanks to the ability of the medium to instantly share information which users absolutely love, every other medium lets you generously express your thoughts.

Apple Set to Announce the iPhone 6c in Mid February 2016?

Rumors have been strong that Apple is setting itself up to enter the sub 4-inch smartphone category once again. If you remember, till the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple had cited that 4 inches is pretty much the maximum size a smartphone display should be so that the top most portion of the screen can be accessed even when using the phone one-handed. However, they did give into the modern trend of having large display devices when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced with 4.

Sony and LG Set to Develop Smartphone Application Processors in House

Taking a lead from the success enjoyed by the likes of Apple and Samsung, where producing SoCs in-house has allowed them greater flexibility and freedom, Sony and LG are set to try their hand at developing and manufacturing smartphone application processors in-house. Having your own SoC on board allows smartphone players to add on features as well as control a lot of features without having to go with the capability of the readymade chipsets available from third party vendors.

Apple Watch Launched in India, starts at Rs. 30,990

Fifteen months after the first look of the first generation Apple Watch at Apple’s September 2014 Keynote, the tech giant has launched its wearable in India. Just after the peak iPhone sales, post iPhone 6s release, the Apple Watch is just in time in India, for Diwali. Also Read: Apple Watch: It’s not called the iWatch Beginning today, Apple Watch will be available for purchase through Apple’s Retail Stores throughout the country.

Features, Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy J5 & J7

Mobile phones, since invented has completely revised and transformed the channel of communication in the world. Every country has one or the other king brand that has won the market. In India, Samsung is the ruling brand in mobile phones. Lately in June 2015, two new models by Samsung made heroic entry in the market with the names of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. Today’s article is centered on these two models, its basic attributes, noteworthy features, price and other specializations.

Bajaj Finserv Experia app Allows you to purchase gadgets on EMI using your phone

With smartphones becoming more and more powerful, the cost of the very high-end devices has really shot up in the last year or so. Today, a phone retailing at Rs 70,000 is considered well within the budgets, while a Rs 20,000 phone is considered to be a mid-range smartphone. It’s an odd world we live in, where we are more than okay spending that amount on our phones, and not just the phones, but also wearables, tablets, computers, there is just so much to purchase and none of them come cheap.

Motorola Moto X Force (Droid Turbo 2) all set to launch in India

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X Force, renamed Motorola Droid Turbo 2, in regions outside United States. Renaming of this device is not the oddest part about this launch, because this launch has become the trending #ShortestPressAnnouncementEver. Motorola Droid Turbo 2, announced earlier this week, was defiantly a worthy successor to its name. There’s a lot about this phone, that intrigues the inner geek in me, and the most note worthy feature is “Shatterproof Display”.

Screenshots of Apple Music Running on Android Phone Leaked

While Apple Music may only have one-third the number of active listeners as compared to the more established and popular services like Spotify, it still remains one of the most popular and comprehensive services out there when it comes to streaming your music. However, today you need either an iPhone or iTunes on board your computer to be able to listen to music out of the wonderful world of Apple music.

Google Pulls Out 'Ok Google' Voice Detection From Chrome For Desktop

As it was expected, even at the launch that voice activation controls would not really pick up on desktops the way they did on mobile and tablet devices. This is mainly down to the fact that not all computers as they age have a proper working microphone and disabled permission requests that users may have in the past set. Add to this, not a lot of people are comfortable sitting and talking to their computers when they have a full sized keyboard to use and type out their queries, it has come as no surprise that Google has decided to call it quits on its time with ‘Ok Google’ detection on desktop.

Top 5 Fitness Bands in India: Price, Details and Features

In the modern life, everyone is worried about their health. But people don’t have time to pay attention to their fitness either. Technology has become an important part of our lives. But did you know, that a simple small gadget, can track all of your day? They can record how much sleep you had last night, how much did you run, notify you that you’re being lethargic and need to get some steps, and even wake you up in the morning!

Google Nexus 5X & 6P Launched in India: Specs and Price

The tech giant, Google Inc. today debuted the new Nexus series of smartphones in India. In an event held in New Delhi, India it showcased two top notch smartphones of the year – the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The magnificent launch was accompanied by lots of exciting offers with the pre-booking of the two phones. In the following section we’ll be talking about the overview of the Nexus 5X and 6P.

Gionee Elife E8 Quick Review: First Impressions and Features

Gionee is back once again with its flagship device for this year, Gionee Elife E8. The phone is powered by MediaTek MT6795 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. But what’s make this phone special, we’ll let you know in a bit. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this short and simple. Design and Display Gionee Elife E8 is a little on the bulky side and its massive 6 inch AMOLED QHD display with a 491PPI doesn’t really help to use the phone with one hand convenient.

Huawei Honor 7: Specifications, Features and Price

So Huawei is back again with its new flagship, Huawei Honor 7, exactly one year after it launched its flagship phone last year. The company started off the event by showcasing its exponentially growth over the years and conveyed to the audience that they really do mean business when they talk about India. The company certainly has build up confidence in the consumers by providing regular updates and fixing issues by having an R&D center in India.

Android Marshmallow Update Rolling Out to Nexus Devices

Google recently announced the new Android operating system called Marshmallow alongside the new Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. Just as promised, Google has release the factory images of Android Marshmallow for its existing lineup of Nexus devices. Android Marshmallow comes with a lot of features over what Android Lollipop offered. Google Now on Tap is among the highlights of the update, where Google can pull information from the internet based on the content on the page.

The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (3 October 2015)

In the ever-changing world of technology, we bring you the most shocking, exciting, humorous and ground breaking news from the last week, here at Virtuaniz Tech Wrap-up. Google event: Nexus 5X and 6P Google, in an event on Tuesday, didn’t only brought us the new Nexus 5X and 6P, also introduced the new Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and Pixel C. Nexus 5X packs Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor, an Adreno 418 GPU, 2GB of RAM and comes with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Everything about Intel's next Generation (6th Gen) Processors

Intel announced a new set of mobile processors for 2-in-1 laptops, ultra-thin and large screen notebook PCs. Under the 6th Gen Core Processors for Mobile, Intel will offer 12 products, divided under their old product lines of core i3, i5 and i7 series. All the 6th Gen Core Processors for Mobile have been categorised into four categories, High-Performance Graphics, High-Performance Graphics & Unlocked, High-Performance Graphics & Quad Core and Ultra-low Power.

LG Announces the LG V10: A Phablet With Two Displays

LG has announced the highly anticipated LG V10 early Thursday morning in Korea. The device has been rumored to launch for a while now as the true flagship form LG for the year 2015 (despite launching the LG G4 earlier), and finally was revealed yesterday. The global launch of the V10 is scheduled today in the United States in New York City, but it is expected that the only additional information that would be revealed would be the exclusive US carrier partnerships.

Google unveils the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, India Pricing revealed

Google launched two new devices in the Nexus lineup in an event at San Francisco yesterday. The devices hardly come as a surprise after a series of leaks revealed a lot about the phones before launch. The names of the phones were confirmed when the packaging for the two devices leaked a few days back. So what are the new Nexus devices all about? Lets find out. First up lets have a look at the Nexus 5X, the device is said to be the successor to the Nexus 5 and is made by the same manufacturer, LG.

The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (26 September 2015)

In the ever-changing world of technology, we bring you the most shocking, exciting, humorous and ground breaking news from the last week, here at Virtuaniz Tech Wrap-up. Motorola India no more a Flipkart Exclusive Buying a Motorola smartphone in India has required buying it from e-commerce retailer Flipkart but Motorola has announced that it is expanding this reach. The company’s exclusive deal with Flipkart has ended and now Motorola devices can be purchased from selected Airtel stores alongside e-commerce giants Snapdeal and Amazon.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Names Confirmed as the Packaging Appears Online

It is expected that the new Nexus devices will be arriving on 29th of this month. For the first time since the inception of the Nexus line of phones, Google will be announcing two Nexus smartphones with two different OEM partners. The previous Nexus smartphone was built by Motorola and looks like Google was not too impressed with the outcome of the Nexus 6 and has decided to partner with LG and Huawei for this year’s Nexus phones.

The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (19 September 2015)

In the ever-changing world of technology, we bring you the most shocking, exciting, humorous and ground breaking news from the last week, here at Virtuaniz Tech Wrap-up. 1.Microsoft to host an event on October 6 Finally, after months of rumors and speculations, Microsoft has given an official go to the Windows 10 mobile devices. Recently, Microsoft started sending initiations for a launch event that will be held on Oct. 6 in New York City.

A Smartphone that Runs Both Android and Windows Phone 10: Meet Elephone Vowney

We have seen laptops or tablets with dual boot features, where users can load two operating systems on one machine and switch between them. There are several Linux-Windows machines out there as well as a few tablets with Windows and Android dual boot configuration. While there were some rumors of a true Windows Phone device coming with dual boot configuration with Android, it is only now that we truly have a smartphone that is capable of running two Operating Systems at one go.

Intex Cloud 4G Star Review: Not a typical budget smartphone!

Have you ever imagined a perfect smartphone? An overall smartphone, which includes a good battery backup to last for the entire day, a good performer to play your favourite game on, a smartphone on which you can watch the movies of your choice? As expectations increase, the price increases too, right? No, wrong. And to prove you wrong is the best in call, budget Android smartphone – Intex Cloud 4G Star.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: All You Need to Know!

Starting from the Apple Watch, Apple introduced new products in almost all its segments. We got a look at the all new iPad Pro, new generation Apple TV and of course, the new ‘two and only’ iPhones. Apple introduced the new iPhones saying, ‘Only Thing Changed is Everything.’ The new iPhones, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, available in gold, silver, space gray, and the new rose gold feature an A9 chip, 3D Touch, ultrafast LTE Advanced wireless, a 12MP iSight camera, and iOS 9.

Yu Announces their Third Smartphone in the form of Yu Yunique with LTE at Rs 4,999

Yu Televentures, the sister company of Micromax India announced their third smartphone in the Indian market with the Yu Yunique. Keeping up with the tradition of naming the phones with the first two letters in the name as the same as the brand name that is, ‘Yu’, we were least surprised at the choice of the name that Yu went ahead with. The phone is one of the most affordable LTE devices that are available in the country, packing in the latest connectivity option at a miserly price of Rs 4,999.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Premium Smartphone, coming soon?

Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium at IFA recently. The two phones are poles apart with the Xperia Z5 Premium being the first 4K device with a screen size of 5.2 inches, while the Xperia Z5 Compact is a device with a 4.6 inch device with only 720 P resolution. While the internals are pretty identical, a 720p screen in 2015 is a little too outdated.

HTC all set to announce HTC Aero M9 on September 6th

HTC has been battling hard in order to stay in the green and continue dominating the Android world as far as the title of makers of the most beautiful Android phones go as Samsung has laid down the challenge with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus. A lot will be riding on the new phones that HTC comes up with, especially as they were criticized left, right and center for not really refreshing the design and taking things forward from the M8 to the M9.

Apple to announce iPhone 6s and more on September 9

It is usually in the last quarter of the year that Apple brings out its most sought after products, the new iPhones and iPads. Usually the iPhone event is sometime around the September period and iPad event happens closer to the holiday season. This year, the iPhone event at least is happening exactly at the time we expect it to. Apple has sent out the invites for the event in San Francisco on September 9th, 2015 at 10 AM PST.

Meizu MX5 introduced in the Indian Market at Rs. 19,999

Meizu, the China based Smartphone giant has been attempting to tap into the booming potential of the Indian mid-to-high range market over the past few months. The company often lauded for its superior design quality and boasting of one of the better after sales service launched its new flagship MX5, in India. Keeping in sync with its high quality philosophy, the Meizu MX5 previously launched in China will have a 64-bit Helio X10 octa-core 2.

Fitbit enters Indian Markets, now offering Products offline

So finally the world’s topmost fitness band maker, Fitbit has officially entered the Indian market. Although, some of its products were available in India through Amazon, the company has now partnered up with Chroma, Helios and Reliance to offer its products through brick and mortar stores. The company is currently the top fitness band maker in the United States, showing continues growth in spite of growing competition in the segment and plans to follow the same trend in India.

How To: Turn off Auto Correct on OS X El Capitan

The public release of El Capitan is about a month or so away. As Apple continues to polish the OSX update, there have been several minor updates along the way. Yet, there have been a fair few things that have stayed constant through the three public betas that we have tested. One major improvement that we have noticed with El Capitan is the Auto Correct feature, which has become more aggressive for the language that you have selected.

Google announces Android Marshmallow as version 6.0

Google has finally, officially unveiled the official name for its new operating system: Android Marshmallow with the new OS versioned as 6.0! Alex Ruiz posted a picture of the statue at Building 43 (the Android building) at Google HQ in Mountain View. Marshmallow was definitely among the most-speculated and wanted names for the next version of Android, and while the statue isn’t exactly creative, it is nothing if not direct.

Has the Galaxy Note Series Given Way to the Galaxy S Series for Being the True Flagship Bearer for Samsung?

As August 13th approaches, more and more leaks and information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Note 5 Edge filters through. It has come to the point that even before any word is out on the device officially, we pretty much know everything that the phone is bringing. Other than minor details like exactly which 64 bit Octa Core Chipset will the phone rock or which Sony sensor will be behind the 16 MP goodness on the rear, the Galaxy Note 5 is an open book, for anybody to read.

ASUS announces 5 new devices in India at ZenFestival

The Taiwanese smartphone giant ASUS kickstarted the ZenFestival series in Delhi today, with the highlights being the 3 newly announced smartphones. All of these smartphones target different Indian audience and ASUS aims to create a better hold in the Indian sphere. “We are serious about the Indian market which is growing tougher day by day and that is why we want to do something different.” said Peter Chang The three new smartphones are the Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Zenfone 2 Selfie and the Zenfone 2 Laser.

Gionee Marathon M4 with a 5000mAh Battery Announced in India

Battery life seems to be an achilles heel of just about every smartphone that is out there. Even the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6 or the second generation of Motorola Moto X, which were some of the better designed and therefore desired products really struggled when it came to having an acceptable battery life. It is one technology that we have miserably failed to have mastered and improve significantly given how far we have come with our screens, processing power and even flash storage.

TP-Link Archer C20 Review: The best midrange router?

A Wireless Router is probably the most ignored yet an important piece of hardware one can have in their home. Most people don’t care about it unless the router provided by the ISP is broken. Most people checking out routers are often limited by budget but they still want solid performance. Keeping this in mind, TP-Link launched the Archer C20 wireless router in India last month. Here are the basic specifications for the TP-Link AC750 Archer C20:

Review: Boxight Ek Box – Dive into the Future!

Boxight, a startup company that takes an approach forward to make virtual reality kits affordable so that there are more users who can experience the astounding experience of Virtual Reality (VR). They have produced products like Beta VR Kit (also known as the Ek Box) and the Pro VR Kit. The Beta Kit follows the DIY (Do It Yourself) model and comes with a pre-cut cardboard and all you will have to do is fold the cardboard from the edges marked and your VR kit is ready to be used.

Moto X Style with Snapdragon 808 and 3GB RAM Announced

The day has come when we can finally put an end to rumors, leaks, reports, and our anticipation. The first smartphone announced at the event today, the Moto X Style, is the new full featured offering from Motorola. Out of the three smartphones announced today, we are taking a look at the Moto X Style. The new Moto X Style features a gorgeous 5.7-inch Quad HD display. Much more exciting than that are the internals, starting with the beast of a processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808.

Moto X Play with Snapdragon 615 and 2GB RAM Announced

The second device announced in today’s long rumored and speculated Motorola event was the Moto X Play. With this device’s announcement, the “XGX” on the invitation finally made some sense. The 2 ‘X’ on the invitation represent the Moto X Play and Moto X Style with the ‘G’ representing the Moto G. We wondered if we’d be seeing the launch of two new Moto X phones in addition to the new Moto G, and Motorola’s already made it clear that it’s doing things a little differently this year, announcing the 5.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation Launched at Rs. 11,999

After months of rumors, leaks and waiting the new line of Moto products is here. The “XGX” on the invitations is finally making some sense. As speculated, the 3rd Generation Moto G has been unveiled today along with Moto X Style and Moto X Play. Contrary to last year, and the year before, Motorola has decided to introduce not one, but two versions of the Moto X. Moto G 3rd Generation is what we are taking a look at here.

OnePlus 2: Specifications, First Impressions and Overview

After months of rumors and speculations, OnePlus has unveiled their new flagship killer, OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2, the self-dubbed ‘2016 flagship killer’ has arrived, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Specifications OnePlus 2 has constantly teased a lot OnePlus Two features, so most of this wasn’t a jaw-dropping surprise. As speculated, the device features a 5.5-inch (1920x1080p) Full HD display powered by a 1.

Microsoft Flagships to come with Iris Scanner & Wireless Charging

Moving forward after its acquisition of Nokia, and making the right move of severing ties with Stephen Elop, and in its current procedure which involves laying off a lot of workers under the Mobile division and beginning a long rebuilding process in which it is attempting to capture the market which is currently dominated by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Reports suggest in this bid to catch up in this technology race, Microsoft is working to introduce the ideal Windows Flagship device.

The Prettiest Android One Device Yet, Lava Pixel V1

Since its debut last September, Android One has flaunted some incredible phones with some incredible designs. Though they were great, but the Lava Pixel V1 will leave them in splits. Combining decent midrange specifications with a sleek glass and metal form factor the phone may become the next buy for many. Lava Pixel V1 will make its debut in India on July 29, priced at ₹11,349 (~ $177).

Sony Xperia C4 Dual Review: Taking Selfies to Another Level

Gone are the days when you had to reverse your phone to click a selfie in high resolution. Companies are looking forward to ways to get the best camera framework which will deliver best shots. With a similar aim, is the smartphone manufacturing giant, Sony Corporation’s Xperia C4 Dual. Targeting to set a benchmark in the revolutionizing world of selfies, lies an amazing front camera complimenting not-so-top-notch specifications. Sony has addressed common issues these days, which revolves around low quality of pictures taken with the front camera and problems under low-light conditions.

Lenovo ThinkPad L450 to ship Ubuntu pre-installed in India

Lenovo the largest Laptop seller in the world in total volumes will sell Laptops in India with Ubuntu OS pre-installed starting with its ThinkPad L450. This is the first such joint venture between Lenovo and Canonical which is aimed at tapping into the sweltering potential of the Indian Laptop market, and with an established user base for the popular Linux based distribution of which even I am a user it is a step in the right direction given the evident decline in laptop sales around the world.

Sony working on update to improve the UI of Xperia smartphones

Sony has a typical resonance with its almost trademark Candybar design and form factor but another one of its defining features other than its meticulously crafted hardware is its standard UI offering the Xperia UI. With more and more large smartphone players pushing for a customized interface which allows the users larger degrees of freedom to reorganize and edit his/her mobile user interface according to the aesthetic preferences as those features which define the ease of use of the Mobile OS.

Sony launches 4K BRAVIA TVs powered by Android in India

A business which in general operates without much profit, one of the main players in this market Sony via Sony India introduced five new models to add to its 4K LED lineup and what the company claims to be the slimmest 4K LED TVs ever and the 4.9 mm display length form factor more than substantiates the claim. This particular series of Television sets, will be fully integrated with Android 5.

The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (23 July 2015)

Technology is the quantification of dynamics and innovation, with the amount of changes and the Tech news floating on the Internet we bring to you the news dominating the headlines over the past week, which has seen the launch of the Yureka Plus and the 32 GB edition of the Mi4i and other major events such as the #MiAnniversary and the entry of Foxconn into the Indian Manufacturing setup , here is the roundup for the week.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Official Photos and Specifications Leaked

Motorola began sending invites in the run up to its event on 28 July, and at the same time pictures and specification of the 3rd Gen iteration of the smartphone have been leaked on an online retailers website (earlier leaked on Flipkart). The hugely successful Moto G created a storm in the Indian mid-range market which at the time was plagued by badly designed and poorly specced smartphones which would make anyone turn away from investing in a mid range smartphone, Motorola with the Moto G resurfaced as a prime player in the Indian market given its excellent specifications and promised OTA updates which were not a regular feature at the time.

Chinese Manufacturer Xiaomi Unveils Mi4i 32GB at Rs 14,999

A year after it made its maiden voyage into Indian shores with the Mi3, to celebrate this they are hosting a week long celebration called #MiAnniversary as part of this celebration one of the main takeaways is the sale of the 32 GB version of the popular Mi4i. The Xiaomi Mi4i packs a 5-inch 1080p screen, a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615 SoC processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 13MP camera, the Mi4i offers LTE and a humogous 3120 mAh battery and its storage which isn’t expandable was considered by many to be a deal breaker as 16 GB built in storage is not sufficient given the present day file sizes and high quality movies and songs.

Yureka Plus Launched at Rs. 9999 with an Improved Camera

With just 7 months past the launch of Micromax Yu Yureka, Yu has now announced an updated version of the handset with improved specifications, known as the Yureka Plus. Cyanogen OS powered Yureka smartphone offered compelling mid-range hardware specifications at a competitive price. The new Yu Yureka Plus brings a new 1920x1080p Full HD display that replaces the old 720p display on Yu Yureka. The new display gives Yureka Plus a stunning 401 ppi density.

Coolpad Dazen 1 Review: The Economical LTE Smartphone

The Indian smartphone market has come a long way. Gone are the times when people put their trust in limited array of manufacturers. Companies like Micromax, OnePlus, Xiaomi have really upped the game in the smartphone sector by providing quality devices at affordable devices. This brings us to the latest entrant in the Indian market, that is, CoolPad Dazen. Dazen has announced to smartphones for India known as CoolPad Dazen 1 and CoolPad Dazen X7.

Samsung Pay, the Apple Pay rival, testing starts in Korea

The mobile payments service, Samsung Pay is getting closer to its release. The service announced a while back with Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Pay has started its trials. The trail has been opened up to select users in Korea. The company is inviting select S6 and S6 Edge owners in Korea to participate in the first public trial of Samsung Pay before a wider rollout kicks off in the coming weeks.

Apple Refreshes its iPod Lineup: Did you miss them?

After various speculations and rumours, Apple has refreshed its iPod lineup. After the Apple Store went down for a couple of hours, it came back online with a refreshed iPod family. Hitting stores Wednesday are new iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle models. The biggest changes were made to the iPod Touch. “iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing.

Samsung Launches its Slimmest Phone, Samsung Galaxy A8

The South Korean giant has finally launched its new mid-range smartphone, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy A8. Earlier today in China, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy A8 – _“an impressive smartphone with solid specifications that likely won’t break the bank.” _The device has only launched in China for now, where it’s now available for pre-order in Black, White and Gold color options. At this time, we’re not sure if Samsung plans to sell this phone outside of China, but we sure hope so.

Gionee Elife S7 Review: Beautiful yet Powerful, Slim yet Sturdy

With the increasing number of Chinese OEMs entering India, the cut throat competition is at its peak. We’ve witness manufacturers offering specifications of a high-end flagship phone, at just around Rs. 20,000. But things work out very differently with Gionee. The devices they deliver are oriented towards looks and performance, rather than fitting high-end hardware. So with the perfect blend between performance, hardware and looks – comes with flagship device from Gionee, called the Gionee Elife S7!

Umi Enters India with Umi Hammer at Rs. 10,999

The Chinese manufacturer, Umi, has quietly entered the Indian market. Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce website, has listed Umi Hammer for Rs. 10,999 and is available to buy. So far, there has been no announcement from the company about the launch of the Umi Hammer smartphone. The listing on Flipkart touts Umi Hammer as ‘World’s Strongest Phone Ever Built’. This might be fair as the phone features aviation alloy frame and thickness of 4.

XOLO Black Smartphone with Dual Camera Launched

The smartphone which was most talked about since a few days, have finally found a place in the smartphone market. XOLO, in an event today announced its much awaited smartphone, the XOLO Black after teasers about their design and fast focusing camera. XOLO Black has been cleverly priced at tag of Rs. 12,999 and will be exclusively available on Flipkart. The registrations go live tomorrow and the Black will be available on a flash sale on July 13.

XOLO Black Launched: Phone Specifications, Price and Images

The much awaited smartphone from XOLO, XOLO Black was showcased in an event held in New Delhi, India today. The phone was repeatedly teased through videos on design and fast focusing camera. The XOLO Black flaunts its Dual camera setup, and we will get back to you with the detailed articles about the device, so stay tuned. These are the full phone specifications. Factor XOLO Black Price Rs.

Intel to release Compute Stick with Ubuntu OS Built-in

Canonical has finally announced the Ubuntu version of the Intel Compute Stick – a mini HDMI dongle like computer device which is aimed at providing a PC-like experience to consumers on the go. The the Compute stick was first launched in April and Intel announced that an Ubuntu version would follow. This is an Intel-branded device loaded with the popular Linux distribution, which promises to deliver on its expectations given the decent specification offerings at a smash mouth price of $100.

Lava's new Android One Handsets will cost just Rs.12000

The Android One handsets were first launched last year. These handsets weren’t exactly how Google expected them to be as they turned out to be very disappointing. Google, just as always, didn’t give up on their idea and now is all set to release its new batch of devices this July. This time Google is going to be much more particular and careful with their selling plans. They this time instead of selling to the first time buyer have now targeted users who’ve used smartphones earlier.

Umi Zero 2 Teased with a Dual Display, similar to Yota Phone 2

Umi, a Chinese manufacturer, has started teasing its new smartphone, dubbed the Umi Zero 2. Not just teaser, even a smartphone release from a manufacturer like this gets unpublished, but this teaser had something worth mentioning, Dual-Display. Just like the Yota Phone 2, the Umi Zero 2 will have a traditional smartphone screen, as well as what looks like an e-paper display on the back. Umi has released a teaser featuring the Umi Zero 2 on its back, as well as front, to show off both the displays with caption ‘Duplex Life’ and ‘The Best from Umi.

Cyanogen teases it's Open Source Gello Browser

Cyanogen Inc. has teased a new Chromium web browser named Gello. Gello is said to bring lots of customisation to the table. Not a whole lot is known about the browser at the moment, but a few teaser images and a five minute silent demonstration video from Cyanogen Inc. team member, Joey Rizzoli have given us a glimpse at a few of the features so far. Some of the most notable options include the option to save pages for offline reading, the ability to rename and alter the save location of downloads, night mode, immersive mode, power saver mode, moving between sites with an “edge swipe”, site-by-site privacy settings, including pop-up, microphone, and advertisement controls.

ARCHOS 50d Helium Launched for $129 in the United States

French multinational electronics company that was established in 1988 by Henri Crohas, ARCHOS, Over the past few years the company has aimed to produce high-quality software and hardware for a low price point. With their new offering, ARCHOS targets the budget-friendly, 50d Helium smartphone may actually give other low cost smartphones a run for their money. The ARCHOS 50d Helium will hit the US market in July for $129 (Rs. 8000).

Google Maps adds Traffic Information for 12 more Indian cities in India

After Google’s new campus in the country and various updates which include the train schedules on Google Maps the company once again has updated themselves. Now people can view the real-time traffic information for 12 new cities in India. The cities include Kolkata, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Kochi, Madurai and Bhopal. The update doesn’t end here, the company mentioned that the latest update also makes traffic information available for all national highways along with expressways in the country.

Should you buy the Lenovo K3 Note with 'killer' features?

Lenovo previously have been reported on working at building smartphones for eight different sets of people, which vary of various categories (geography, age, usage, profession). Focusing on the needs of one such set, Lenovo recently launched the Lenovo K3 Note, in an event held at New Delhi, India. It boasted all the #Killer features such as the display, build quality, storage, camera, sound and battery. But, were they really killer?

Watching movies is now easy with Eros Now's WeChat support

In this rapidly growing world, people find less time to spend apart work. Hence, the consumption of content such as movies, music and shows online have increased drastically. The leader in the offering, Eros International offered support to the WeChat users in the country for their unlimited movies and music requirements. In addition, they are also entitled to get the sneak peeks into all the action and buzz in Bollywood. Eros, due to the increasing demand for streaming online on smaller screens, is one of the first Indian film studio to take such a step on one of the most popular messaging apps amongst youth of the country.

Sony announced the Xperia Z3+ in India for Rs. 55,990

In an event held at New Delhi, India the smartphone manufacturer, Sony announced its latest flagship offering called the Sony Xperia Z3+ (known as the Xperia Z4 in many countries). The Xperia Z3+ will be available in four colours, which are White, Aqua Green, Copper and Black and will be available in markets starting today at a price tag of Rs. 55,990. We had a chance to try out the product and we will be uploading our experience with the same shortly.

Goodservice Android App Review: Get things done easily!

We’ve all been using personal assistant applications on our smartphones, be it Siri on the iPhone, Google Now on Android or Cortana or Windows Phone. But believe me or not, all these tools offer a very limited functionality. You might not be feeling the same now, but you’d definitely agree to this statement of mine in the next few minutes when I take you through this application called Goodservice. This amazing service was started in the 2014 and the current team includes students and alumni from premier institutes (Stanford, IIT, IIM, BITS & DU) and diverse backgrounds.

LG launches mid ranged LG Band Play – Specs and Price

After the big launch of its flagship the LG G4, the smartphone maker from South Korea announced a new mid-range offering the LG Band Play. The Smartphone will be available in South Korea initially and details for the other regions are to be announced, will be available for KRW 394,800 or $356 or Rs. 22,627. The LG Band Play which is to compete with smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi4i, Huawei Honor and the Sony Xperia M4 and HTC’s Desire lineup has quite an average specification resume compared to competing phones at the same price point.

Canonical Releases the Meizu MX4: Specifications and Price

Canonical the company behind Ubuntu the Linux Operating system has picked up a pace, and is on a roll. After the second Ubuntu phone the BQ Aquaris E5 2 days ago, it announced its 3rd smartphone, the Meizu MX4, manufactured by the Chinese smartphone company, Meizu. The phone is aesthetically similar to the MX4 which runs Android in China, will be available Invite only via Meizu’s English-language website. People wishing to get lucky and interested for in buying the phone will have to click on “an interactive origami wall” to retrieve information about the phone, with each visit to the wall also revealing “a certain amount of daily invites” to buy the device.

Fitbit to enter the Indian markets in July, starting at Rs. 3,990

The world’s leading company in the wearable market, Fitbit has finally planned its entry into the Indian markets. The company currently hold the first position in the sale records during the first quarter of 2015, reports IDC. The company accelerated from selling 1.7 million units in Q1 of 2014, to 3.9 million units in Q1 of 2015 which translates to 130% in the year-over-year change. While Fitbit continues to dominate markets in the Western countries, they regard the growing demands of wearable technology in Asian countries and have planned an entry into Indian markets next month.

BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Now Available

The new Ubuntu based smartphone from Spanish Smartphone maker BQ which was released earlier this month, the BQ Aquarius E5 HD Ubuntu Edition was available for pre-order from 11 June and now is available for immediate buying when BQ began processing the orders on June 22. This phone is projected as the successor the Ubuntu OS based BQ Aquarius E4.5 released earlier by the company. The phone is currently available in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland, will cost EUR 199.

OnePlus One (64GB) available on Flipkart for Rs. 19,998

Great news for OnePlus fans, OnePlus the Smartphone company from China has announced that it has launched a partnership with the Bangalore based e-commerce giant Flipkart. Since its first foray into the Indian market the the OnePlusOne was an Amazon.in exclusive, and was expected to remain so, but after Flipkart released a teaser saying “The One Wish Flipkart hasn’t fulfilled yet” with a 2D render of the smartphone clearly indicated the news, but confirmation awaited and on June 21, OnePlus GM Vikas Agarwal confirmed the news and also said that the 64 GB version (Sandstone Black) will be available on Flipkart at Rs 21,999 and the 16 GB version for Rs 18,999 and Flipkart has announced that the 64 GB version of the will be available at Rs 19,998 for just a day as a part of the Flipkart App Purchases promotion and will no longer remain exclusive to Amazon.

Nokia to comeback into Smartphone market in 2016

Finnish Major Nokia has finally shed some light on its smartphone plans going forward. Over the past year, the CEO Rajeev Suri kept denying rumors that an Android based smartphone is in the making, but finally in an interview to the German Magazine “Magazin” he was quoted as saying that they are considering a return to the smartphone market. The Mobile phone market was where Nokia was the world leader in phones and in communications network for quite a significant period of time and released several revolutionary phones such as the Nokia E7 and the Nokia Pureview 808.

Samsung enters the selfie game with Galaxy J5 and J7

It’s time for you to grab your selfie sticks, as Samsung has announced two new smartphones, namely Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, focused on the selfie craze. Though these devices have the same Samsung design style, both new smartphones offer front facing LED Flash along with 5MP cameras. With this new trick up their sleeves, this feature will likely bring a lot of young users on board. These smartphones were quietly released in China and are available on Samsung’s website.

The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (20 June 2015)

Technology is the quantification of dynamics and innovation, with the amount of changes and the Tech news floating on the Internet we bring to you the news dominating the headlines over the past week, which has seen the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and the launch of the FairPhone 2 and other major events such as the Microsoft E3 Conference , here is the roundup for the week. Bharti Airtel increases data rates of 3G and 2G networks for pre-paid customers in Delhi NCR:

A Rasberry Pi Case released that costs less than $9

If you are anything like me, you were surely intrigued by the cost, size and concept of Rasberry Pi. For those who don’t know what Rasberry Pi is; Rasberry Pi is a very cheap, small and powerful computer manufactured by The Rasberry Pi Foundation. From the moment Rasberry Pi reached the shelves, sales and news covering is boosted like anything simply because of its affordability and size. The only thing that could bug to Rasberry Pi was its chip-like design, to address the issue, the Rasberry Pi foundation has officially released a case for its Rasberry Pi Model B and Model B+ computers.

Micromax's latest Smartphone Canvas Silver 5: Specs, Price

Micromax just announced it’s latest Smartphone the Micromax Canvas Silver 5 dubbed by the company as the “world’s lightest phone” and at 97 grams it more than substantiates the claim. At its launch event on June 18, Micromax emphasized on the slimness of the phone at 5.1 mm and has also tied up with Airtel for Double Data 4G plans with the Phone. Micromax Canvas Silver 5 is aesthetically pleasing overall, with its thin and robust aluminium structure and all but non-existential bezels, but, the phone in its very essence is a major disappointment in the specifications department at the price point it is being sold at.

Modular Smartphone, FairPhone FP2 Unveiled for $590

Amsterdam based FairPhone began its journey in 2013 with a crowdfunding and its motto as stated by the company explicitly is to make an “Ethical Smartphone” or “A Smartphone with a Conscience” it seeks to achieve this goal by not using conflict minerals essentially metals sourced from areas which have Human Right Violations ie Gold, Titanium etc., to ensure use of better components and better labor conditions for its workers. Its first foray into the smartphone market the Fairphone 1, received a lukewarm response with several critics pointing out its weak battery, absence of NFC and Bluetooth 4.

OnePlus 2 to ship with improved Snapdragon 810

No one really cared about the former OnePlus device announcement. Though everyone knew OnePlus One was coming no one really expected much because the company was in its infancy and One was its first device. Through the device, OnePlus showed the industry that they were here to stay. Sure, OnePlus One wasn’t the ‘best’ in specifications, design and over the top features but it was best bang for one’s buck, and probably still is.

Unicode 8.0 brings 36 new Emojis and 5 skin tone modifiers

Unicode is an international encoding standard for use within different languages & scripts, by which each letter, digit, or symbol is assigned a unique numeric value that applies across different platforms and programs. Last year, the Unicode Consortium brought the v7.0 of the Unicode standard which added more than 250 new emojis and this year with v8.0, they have added 36 new emojis and 5 skin tone modifiers. The new standard brings 5 new skin tone modifiers similar to what you see on iOS’ keyboard or in the web version of WhatsApp.

The All New Macbook – Review

In the march of 2015, Apple finally announced the long awaited refresh to its Macbook series, 3 years after it announced the Retina Macbook Pro. Although a lot of rumors said that it’ll be named as the “Retina Macbook Air” but Apple surprised us all by naming its new notebook as just Macbook. Though the old Macbook was the entry line notebook in Apple’s lineup, this is a premium one.

All you need to know from Microsoft's E3 Event

The Microsoft E3 event, as expected, had its Xbox in the centre stage. Most of the announcements revolved around the Xbox and even the greeting was made under the name of ‘Team Xbox.’ Keeping Xbox as the showstopper, Microsoft took pains to stress the tighter bond between Xbox and Windows 10. The Games [ads2] Not being a zealot gamer, this section didn’t really excite me. There many announcements, some expected and some not.

Micromax Canvas Hue 2 Silently Listed Online

Micromax has launched the second generation version of Canvas Hue, dubbed ‘Canvas Hue 2’ which is in the market at Rs. 11,736 and can be purchased at e-commerce website of eBay. To everyone’s surprise there were no announcements on the launch of this model. It can also be bought at retail store as a Mumbai-based retailer claimed that Hue 2 is available at retailer stores and is sold at Rs. 12,499 (MOP), while the MRP value of the model is hiked to Rs.

The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (13 June 2015)

Technology is the quantification of dynamics and innovation, with the amount of changes and the Tech news floating on the Internet we bring to you the news dominating the headlines over the past week, which has seen the Apple WWDC and the launch of Gionee’s new flagship, here is the roundup for the week. Gionee announces its new flagship Elife E8 and the Marathon M5: Gionee at its Beijing event on Wednesday launched the Elife E8 and Marathon M5 smartphones.

All you need to know about Oculus' Pre-E3 Event

Facebook and Oculus have officially unveiled the Rift virtual reality headset, three years after a prototype made its public debut. Not being a gaming fanatic, I really can’t discuss the gaming pros and cons of the new headset. These are just the highlight’s of Oculus’ E3 gaming event and why, probably, it is the greatest happening of the year. The event kicked off with some pretty strongly worded statements like “

Sony Xperia C4, the Selfie King Launched: Price and Specs

Sony India is one of the most recognized consumer electronics brand in the country and with the Xperia C4, the company is elevating its reputation for new age technology. For the ultimate Selfie lovers, Sony India, today, introduced the Sony Xperia C4 with a high-quality 5MP front camera, LED flash and a raft of fun Xperia camera apps. Like most Xperia phones, C4’s minimalistic design is nothing but delightful. The scratch-resistant screen is surrounded by a minimal frame, which has been crafted with precise detail and care to ensure every aspect amplifies the sharp and vivid display, says Sony.

Gionee Marathon M5 with 6,020mAh Battery Launched

Gionee has launched its new flagship Elife E8 and a second Marathon M5 smartphone in Beijing, China. The biggest selling point of the M5 is the 6020 mAh battery that Gionee says will last for up to 4 days. Gionee claims the M5’s standby time is 62 hours even if there is only 5% battery left. Additionally the M5 is capable of reverse charging which means you can use it as a power bank to power two other mobile phones.

Gionee Elife E8 with 24MP Camera and 3GB of RAM Launched

Gionee has taken the wraps off two new handsets, each with very different agendas. Where the Marathon M5 is focused on battery life, the flagship Elife E8 is all about the bells and whistles, and if you’re looking for a beastly new smartphone, the E8 has a good crack for your first choice. The Elife E8 will sell for the about $645 (~Rs. 39,000) when it arrives on July 15 in Asia.

An Introduction To Ubuntu Operating System

Ubuntu (pronounced oo-BOON-too) is an open source Debian-based Linux distribution. Sponsored by Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu is considered a good distribution for beginners. My first tryst with UbuntuOS was back in April 2010 when the software was at Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, which was one of the most downloaded and popular versions of the Desktop Operating system, which has since progressed a long way to Ubuntu 15.04, there have been several major overhauls which have taken place to the operating system with the introduction of the Unity Interface in Ubuntu 11.

9 iOS 9 Features You'd Love to Use

The infamous WWDC 2015 kicked off yesterday, with a spectacular keynote. The keynote brought us everything we expected from a developer conference. As reckoned, we saw the next installment to the OS X, the OS X El Capitan, Apple Music and of course the iOS 9. We all saw the all the Apple News app and Apple Maps for transit, either of which is not available in India as yet.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active goes official

Today Samsung and AT&T announced the Galaxy S6 Active, a variant of the Galaxy S6 with a greater focus on durability and ruggedness. Releasing an Active version of their flagship Galaxy device has become a tradition for Samsung since the Galaxy S4, and it looks like this year is no exception. While it differs in its construction and design from the regular Samsung Galaxy S6, it is very much similar to Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.

10,000 Coolpad Dazen 1 units get sold out on Snapdeal

Coolpad’s Dazen 1 which crossed the 1 lakh registration mark a few days back, went on sale today on the eCommerce website, Snapdeal. The company claims to have sold 10,000 units of the Dazen 1 within the few seconds after the smartphone went on sale today at 12pm. This was the first sale of the Dazen 1 and Coolpad seems to be working hard to make the next sale a big success.

HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Review

Kingston is a well know brand in terms of computer components around the globe, and HyperX is a sub-brand for its gaming products competing directly with names like SteelSeries, Astro, Razer. Although HyperX is still not a popular name in the gaming industry, the HyperX Cloud is a great headset at a great price. Kingston made no compromise with the look and feel of the headsets while keeping the price low, mastering the basic right.

Phicomm Passion 660 specs, pricing and availability in India

A lot of Chinese companies are entering the Indian consumer market, and now it’s time for Phicomm. Shanghai based Phicomm will be launching it’s new smartphone in India on June 3 at New Delhi. While most Chinese companies entering the Indian market are huge, Phicomm is relatively a very small brand. Phicomm’s president of global sales Jeffrey Fan stated that India will be the third market, where they intend to establish local presence.

Asus Introduces ZenFone Selfie, ZenPad and ZenWatch 2

The Computex 2015 brought us everything we expected from Asus. Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, Asus, on Tuesday, launched the new Asus ZenFone Selfie, four new Asus ZenPads and the ZenWatch 2. Asus ZenFone Selfie To do justice with the name, the Asus ZenFone Selfie features some of the best cameras in the market. The smartphone features two 13mgapixel cameras. Not just that, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 2 to 3 GB of RAM.

Best of Google I/O 2015: ATAP Projects

Google is one of those companies which make technology better for everyone instead of just making money out of it. With this thinking, every year, Google holds a worldwide developer conference named Google I/O. This year, we saw a lot of consumer products on the Keynote, even Android M was announced as a preview for supported Nexus devices and the best Cloud storage for Photos, Google Photos was announced as well.

Lenovo Cast, the Google Chromecast Competitor for $49 Launched

Not content to let Google, Amazon, and Roku have all the media-streaming fun, Lenovo has unveiled its own device for beaming photos and video from your smartphone to your television, the Lenovo Cast. Like Google’s Chromecast, Lenovo Cast connects to your TV over HDMI and serves as a quick way to beam content like photos and videos from your phone to the bigger screen. Unlike the tiny Chromecast, though, it takes a more traditional puck form factor along the lines of the Apple TV.

Android M announced at Google I/O 2015; 5 New Features

There’s always a surprise for the Android Fans at Google’s annual event, the Google I/O. At the Google I/O 2015, held in San Francisco Google updates its Android platform and introduced several features that value to its users. While the name still remains a mystery for many, and there have been several guesses like Milkshake, Muffin, Marsh mellow, Milky Way, or maybe the famous Indian sweet, Malpua. The update might now have been that major as it was with the Lollipop update, but it definitely offers a lot of exciting features.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Launched in India; Top 3 Features

The Japanese smartphone manufacturer, Sony added another phone to its Xperia lineup called the Sony Xperia M4 early Aqua this year during the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The phone debuted in India the other day when it was launched in New Delhi at a price of Rs. 24,990. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is Sony’s first octa-core smartphone running on a 64-bit architecture and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. The M4 Aqua is integrated with 4G LTE connectivity and upto two-days of battery backup.

HOOQ Announced in India at Rs. 199 per month, to go live in June

Indian customers have always looked forward to Netflix in India. But, we have something really special and much better than Netflix in terms of the content offering, HOOQ. HOOQ, a joint venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. and is all set to offer over 15,000 international and local titles to its Indian customers. HOOQ is not only Asia’s first regional video-on-demand but will also allow unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing options.

Tewee 2 to go on sale on May 25 in India for Rs. 2,399

Mangoman has launched its latest device, Teewe 2, which is an upgraded version of their HDMI dongle, Teewe that was launched back in September. For those of the people who are unaware, Teewe is an HDMI dongle which enables you to stream content on your smartphones or computers to your television wirelessly. Coming on to Teewe 2, it is 30% smaller than its predecessor and packs a handful of needed enhancements to make sure it lives up to the expectations of the consumers.

Oppo Launches R7 and R7 Plus in Beijing

Through a much-teased event held in Beijing, China, Oppo has made its speculated 2015 devices official. The Chinese manufacturer, on Wednesday, launched both, the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus. Priced at CNY 2,499 (~ Rs. 25,700) for the Oppo R7 and CNY 2,999 (~ Rs. 30,900) for the Oppo R7 Plus, these aren’t the flagship offerings. Both smartphones will be available in China starting tomorrow and come in gold and silver.

iBall Introduces the Cheapest Windows Tablet Ever

iBall has launched the Slide i701, the company’s latest Windows 8.1 tablet. It has a 7-inch IPS screen and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor. Claimed as the ‘world’s most economical Windows tablet,’ will be available across leading retail stores and e-commerce portals from Thursday. It comes with free Microsoft Office license for one year and 1TB OneDrive cloud storage. No details about the display resolution and the processor model yet.

Meizu debuts in India with M1 Note smartphone

It is no surprise that the Chinese smartphone brands have realised the infinite potential of the Indian market. After Xiaomi, OnePlus and Oppo another chinese smartphone maker, Meizu has made their debut entry in India with the Meizu M1 Note. The company also announced that the phone is priced at Rs. 11,999 and would be an Amazon exclusive model, going on sale from 2 pm today. Unlike Xiaomi or Huawei’s Honor brand that have used flash sales to sell phones which in turn helped them gain attention, Meizu has not preferred to go that route.

Moto G (3rd Gen) leaked and spotted on Flipkart

Motorola’s original Moto G was announced in November 2013, followed by it’s successor, the Moto G (2nd Gen), in September 2014. Both of these devices were exclusively available on Flipkart and saw a huge success. But, what’s more interesting is, Flipkart has accidentally listed the 3rd Generation of Moto G on their website. The device was listed during the time of writing the article, but the sad part is that it didn’t carry any additional information such as the release date specifications or the price of the device.

Travel cheaper via Taxi services in India

We often don’t prefer to take public transport systems such as buses and Metro because they are cumbersome and overly crowded. Taxis are often far away from that, but cost more at the same time. But that’s now changing with time. With increasing competition in the public travel segment in India, companies are bringing great offers and lowering the prices to compete with each other and conquer the segment. You might have heard about many websites and apps that provide taxi service with just a few clicks and taps like Uber, Ola and Taxi For Sure.

YU Yuphoria is Here!

After teasing its new phone last week, Yu, a Micromax subsidiary has finally unveiled its latest device, dubbed the Yu Yuphoria. This will be the company’s successor to its wildly successful Yu Yureka launched last year with the brand itself for the same price of Rs.6999. The Yu Yuphoria has been priced at Rs. 6,999 and, like the Yu Yureka, it will be exclusively available via Amazon India. The first flash sale of the Yu Yuphoria is scheduled for May 28 for which registrations begin starting 5pm IST Tuesday.

Huawei Launches the Honor 4C and the Honor Bee

Huawei successfully launched its Honor series of smartphones in India through an exclusive partnership with Flipkart last year. The emerging Chinese smartphone manufacturer is all set to release two more budget friendly smartphones, the Honor 4C and the Honor Bee. Both the smartphones have been listed on Flipkart.com and they are priced around Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 4,999 respectively. Honor 4C and Honor Bee will both run Android Lollipop and will be powered by Huawei’s proprietary “Kirin” processors.

Android M with Android For Work Coming at Google IO?

I/O has been the yearly event where Google showcases its road map for all of its products and services. The 2014 I/O was the first such event where Google released a preview for its operating system called Android L. Sticking to the tradition of launching the next version of Android In November, Android L went on to become Android Lollipop. Every year thousands of developers & enthusiasts attend the event and Google puts the entire event schedule online.

The TRAI Paper on OTT Services and Net Neutrality – Responded!

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”) had on March 27, 2015 issued a consultation paper for proposed regulations on Over-The-Top (“OTT”) services and net neutrality. By this paper the TRAI invited comments from the public, including the stakeholders on issues concerning the OTT services and net neutrality. An earlier post broadly setting-out the issues for consideration can be accessed here. Till the last date for submission of the responses (April 24, 2015), the TRAI had received over 1 million responses.

Yu Yureka to go on Sale Without Registration on 6th & 7th May

The Yu Yureka has been one of the most successful phones of this year. The popularity for this device managed to put a ding in sale of other competitors like Motorola and Xiaomi. YU Televentures today announced that the device will be available on 6th and 7th May to the masses without any registration requirements. Just like the previous sales the device will be available on Amazon and can be picked up with other accessories they have on sale.

Micromax YU to launch YUphoria in India on May 12

YU Televentures, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Micromax, was able to create quite a hype when it launched Yureka in India with exclusive partnership with Cyanogen. Since then, Yureka has received some great response from the consumers. The company has already been sharing teasers for it’s new smartphone as Project Caesar. Today, YU finally announced the launch date of it’s next smartphone, YUphoria, via their social handles. Yu previously ran a contest on their website as well as social handles for naming the new phone, out of the several entries they received, YUphoria was chosen as the name for the upcoming smartphone.

The Best of LG G4

With a much-teased event in New York, this week, LG has made its 2015 official, the LG G4. Though the South Korean giant has not pioneered in sales in last couple of years, is still one of the most valuable members of the community. Since the very beginning of the event, LG focused on the unanimity all phones are coming into, and that, they are going to change it. We aren’t sure that they changed something, buy they surely ameliorated it.

Short Review: ASUS launches the Zenfone 2 in India

ASUS launched its Zenfone 2 series of smartphones in India with a spectacular launch event in Delhi at Kingdom of Dreams. Zenfone 2 was one of the most awaited launches in India since it was announced at Mobile World Congress in January, not just because of it’s spectacular internals and performance but also because ASUS is known to price its smartphones very competitively. ASUS announced it’s new flagship along with the exclusive selling partnership with Flipkart and ASUS Exclusive Store.

What is Google's Project Fi? We'll Help You Understand!

The Internet giant, Google yesterday introduced its next big thing called the Project Fi. Launched in close partnership with leading carriers like T-Mobiles and Sprint, the Project Fi is aimed to provide cheap internet to its users with various other features. Google’s aim remains transparent, that is, giving the best quality internet for your smartphones are the cheapest possible price. What exactly is the Project Fi? Project Fi is Google’s latest addition to its large list of services.

Xiaomi Mi 4i with MiUi 6 Announced for Rs. 12,999

The much rumored, Xiaomi Mi 4i has gone official with a not so small event held in New Delhi India. It isn’t just Mi 4i that’s been launched, Xiaomi also used this opportunity to launch its Mi Band in India. The Mi Band is priced at Rs. 999 (~$16), arguably the best for its price. The showstopper of the event, Xiaomi Mi 4i will enter sales on 30 April with a Flipkart flash sale, the registrations to which are open since 23rd of April.

Thin Against the Thinner: MacBook (2015) vs MacBook Air (2015)

Apple recently unveiled its new MacBook, the thinnest Apple computer ever. But how does it stack up against Apple’s other thin computer, the MacBook Air? Apple’s novel MacBook is wispier than the MacBook Air, but is it a must-buy device? Of course, the two devices feature a number of similarities, but they also possess some key differences that could be for many users. What’s Same? Yosemite, the latest addition to the OS X series, announced last year, is the blood to both the notebooks.

Track Your Lost Android Smartphone with Google's Android Device Manager

Losing phones have always added to the long list of problems you have. And tracking them is another headache that we face, thanks to the Indian Police who is way too lazy to note down the IMEI number and put it on tracking. But as usual, Google has found a solution to this issue of ours with a simple Google Search “find my phone” which is a part of their Android Device Manager.

Lenovo A6000 Plus Announced, Registrations Now Open

Lenovo has announced a new phone, the Lenovo A6000 Plus. The device was announced after the first sale of its recently launched A7000. The China based company has not yet provided any updates on the price and availability of the device. The Lenovo A6000 Plus is almost similar to the A6000 but has double the RAM and storage. So what you get is a 5 inch screen with a 720p display which isn’t really good as the pixel density goes down to a low 267 PPI.

Top 5 features of the Gionee Elife S7

Last week, Gionee hosted an event in Hyderabad, India for the celebration of it’s success in India as well as the launch of the Elife S7. Gionee announced that it saw 550% growth in sales in the last fiscal year, also said that they are aiming for 100% growth in this fiscal year. Gionee has launched quite a few devices in India previously, but this seems to be the biggest till date.

App Review: Simple Checkbook!

Despite all the benefits of using cloud-based personal finance apps, such as syncing information across devices and pulling data directly from financial institutions, some people still prefer a more old-fashioned and manual approach to managing their money. Simple Checkbook (Paid, US$ 0.99) is an Android app that caters to this crowd. It’s a straightforward app, with no account sign-up and no integrations with your banking data, that lets you add income and expense line items either as they occur or on specific dates.

The Best Galaxy: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The South Korean giant, Samsung, is all set to start shipping its latest flagship devices: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Until the release of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the Edge variants from Samsung have been like test variants. This time, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is as much mainstream as the Samsung Galaxy S6 itself. Of course, the two devices feature a number of similarities, but they also possess some key differences that could make a world of difference for many users.

Xiaomi no longer Flipkart exclusive; Brings offers for 5th Birthday

Xiaomi just turned 5 years old, and to celebrate this milestone Mi India is announcing exciting offers for Mi Fans in India. Mi Fan Festival is coming to India for the first time ever to celebrate its 5th birthday. Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun announced last friday that Mi Fan Festival 2015 will be held on April 8. All the offers from Mi India will start on April 8 at 12 noon, and will last till midnight.

Xiaomi is now 5 years old: Give Mi Five!

The company known as Apple of China, Xiaomi which began its journey on April 6, 2010 turns five today. Xiaomi is now the third largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Currently evaluated at $64 billion, the company became the most valuable technology startup in December 2014 after receiving a funding of more than $1.1 billion from investors. Xiaomi is not simply a Chinese manufacturer, but is rapidly growing across the globe with its top-most priority being countries like India, Mexico and Brazil.

How to install OxygenOS on your OnePlus One?

As teased earlier, OnePlus has released its custom ROM, dubbed the OxygenOS. The Chinese flagship killer, OnePlus, has released OxygenOS as a 705MB flashable ROM and commits to release a safer and easier way to install soon. OxygenOS is based on the Android 5.0.2, which to our disappointment, is not the latest version of Android. This is a step-by-step guide on how to flash the OxygenOS on a OnePlus One device.

Gionee Elife E8 to be launched in June 2015: Report

While we at Hyderabad for the launch of the Gionee Elife S7, the company’s President Mr. William Lu teased the company’s future plans, both globally and for India. The company observed the growth in India from 500 crores during 2013-14 to 2750 crores in the year 2014-15, which translates into a 550% of growth of Gionee in India. With Gionee’s market continuously increasing in India, it keep the company committed towards the country.

Gionee Elife S7 Launched in India for Rs. 24,999

The top-notch Chinese manufacturer, Gionee launched the slimmest LTE smartphone with dual support, the Gionee Elife S7 today at a price of Rs. 24,999. Gionee this time has moved their focus from making the slimmest smartphone, to providing users a performance and experience they’ve never imagined. Read our liveblog of the Gionee Elife S7   Mr. Arvind R. Vohra, Head of Operations in India said “The ELIFE S5.5 & S5.

Live: Gionee Elife S7 Launch Event

Gionee is all set to launch their next flagship device, the Elife S7 in India. The 5.2 inches and 5.5mm thin phone comes with latest version of Android, i.e., Android Lollipop 5.0 and even supports 4G LTE. On the technical front, the smartphone flaunts 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. You can take a look at the technical specifications of the Gionee Elife S7, here.

Gionee Elife S7: Full Phone Specifications and Price

Gionee today launched their next flagship device, the Elife S7 in India. The 5.2 inches and 5.5mm thin phone comes with latest version of Android, i.e., Android Lollipop 5.0 and even supports 4G LTE. On the technical front, the smartphone flaunts 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. You can take a look at the following technical specifications of the Gionee Elife S7, meanwhile we prepare more detailed and in-depth articles of the device.

How to password protect files and folders on Windows 7 and 8?

Password protection is really important when it comes to personal and private documents, which are meant not to be shared with anyone using your computer. You can protect files in many ways, but I would always prefer to do it without using any third party softwares, because you never know the authenticity of these tools. So the method we would be talking about here is will be done with the help of a script, which is error-free and is very efficient.

[UPDATED] Here are all the April Fools' Pranks for 2015

We’ll keep updating the post to let you know about the latest pranks from the tech giants! Keep checking back! Every time, this time of the year, all the tech giants announce products which are never intended to be there for real. Most of them are hilarious and clearly not possible, but surely gives us a good laugh (and sometimes fun). We had some great ones like Google Maps Pokemon last time, which actually got so popular that Google extended it for another week.

Microsoft Surface 3 Launched at $499 with Windows 8.1

A few weeks in advance of our late-April expectations, Microsoft just dropped a bit of a surprise, announced the new Surface 3 tablet. The first full-Windows Surface that hasn’t been a member of the family’s Pro line, the Surface 3 attempts to offer a slightly more compact alternative to the Pro 3, while not skimping a heck of a lot in features. Like expected, the Surface 3 is much cheaper than the Pro 3.

How to flash a Custom ROM on a Nexus device?

As we all know, Google just released Android 5.1 and is now rolling out to Nexus and Android One devices. Stock ROMs have pretty much a limited set of features often backed by the OEM, which is Google in this case, and many devices get knocked out without an update for a long period of time. Custom ROMs usually tend to have way more features than AOSP or Stock ROMs.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus: Full Phone Specifications and Price

Taking the camera technology forward, Huawei Honor 6 Plus is India’s first smartphone with bionic parallel dual lenses. Coming with Huawei Kirin 925 1.8 Ghz Octa-core Processor, with 3GB RAM the Huawei Honor 6 Plus is available at a price of Rs. 26,499. Following are the technical specifications of the device: [ads2] Factor Huawei Honor 6 Plus Price Rs.

Kinivo BTX270 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: Review

Kinivo with its right Research and Development has always succeeded in creating powerful speakers, keeping the portability factor and functionality in their mind. The speaker about which we’ll be talking about today, is a masterpiece packed in a little cuboid and enables you to play your favorite music without the use of wires. Yes, it is the Kinivo BTX270 Rechargeable Wireless Bluetooth speaker. Stereo music playback, hands free calling, rechargeable battery and 8 hours of play time are a few mentions from the long list of features the Kinivo BTX270 comes with.

Facebook is testing its Truecaller rival, called the 'Phone'

Mark Zuckerberg, as we all know is the king of acquisitions these days and if the company rejects he simply builds its clone and calls for a war! Let me take you back to the days when Mark was in talks with the Snapchat creators, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, to acquire the popular image and video sharing application and offered $3 million for the service. On denial, we saw a Snapchat rival from the popular tech giant, called the Slingshot.

OnePlus One to Receive the Lollipop Update this month

With a series of hiccups in the last few months, OnePlus has made an official statement regarding the next update to its Operating System. And as you might be aware, that there are two categories of OnePlus One devices in the market as of now – one running the Cyanogen CMOS 12S, and the other group of devices running OnePlus’ very own Oxygen OS, which was announced in January this year.

Microsoft launches Previews for Office 2016 and Skype for Business

In many announcements made by Satya Nadella at the 2015 Convergence conference in Atlanta, were the launch announcement of Office 2016 and Skype for Business. Microsoft is now allowing IT professionals and developers to access a preview version of Office 2016 and Skype for Business. You can sign up for Microsoft’s Office 2016 preview and the previews are available for download now. Microsoft will update this preview version of Office 2016 on a monthly basis.

All You Need To Know about USB Type-C: What is it? What does it do?

Since Apple revealed its new 12-inch MacBook on March 9 there has been a lot of talk about the new USB Type-C or the USB-C connector. Like the new Apple Macbook, the 2015 ChromeBook Pixel and the Nokia N1 tablet also use the USB Type-C connector. These are some of the early adopters of the USB Type-C, but USB Type-C is expected to spread like wildfire to everything that currently uses any earlier generation of USB connectors.

VA-10J, Vaio's first smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop Launched

Vaio, the former Sony laptop unit, on Thursday, launched its first smartphone, dubbed the Vaio Phone (VA-10J). Vaio Phone (VA-10J) is set offer great RAM, 4G and great cameras in a mid-range device. The Vaio Phone (VA-10J) smartphone has been priced at JPY 51,000 (~ Rs. 26,350) for the unlocked model while consumers in Japan can also buy the handset at JPY 4,000 (~ Rs. 2,070) which comes with unlimited data plans from the Japanese telecom carrier B-mobile.

Apple Unveils the new MacBook 2015: It's not the Macbook Air or Pro, it is just MacBook!

At the March 2015 Apple Event, the Silicon Valley giant made some very exciting announcements: the price and release date of Apple Watch, the release of Reseach Kit, HBO Now and a new MacBook. With the new MacBook, Apple set out to do the impossible: engineer a full-size experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. That meant re-imagining every element to make it not only lighter and thinner but also better.

HTC @ MWC 15: One M9, Re Grip and Re Vive VR

With less than 2% of the market share, everyone at HTC knew that something was wrong. The Taiwanese giant, HTC, on March 1, revealed three new devices for 2015 at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2015. Just as scheduled, HTC held it press event in Barcelona and it brought us the company’s flagship – the HTC One M9, the company’s first wearable the HTC Re Grip and a Virtual Reality Headset, the HTC Re Vive VR.

8 Things You Should Know About Samsung Galaxy S6

After helplessly watching Apple sell a record number of iPhones and rake in massive profit last quarter, Samsung finally decided to do something about their failing premium phone business. If that wasn’t enough,disappointing sales and customer outrage over a sub-standard Galaxy S5 didn’t make things easier for the tech giant. Firing couple of mobile executives, re-evaluating their priorities and a rejig of their nomenclature is what Samsung needed to realize that customers wanted premium looking stylish phones instead of cheap plastic and marketing gimmicks.

Motorola launches Moto E (2nd Generation) with LTE support for $150

Motorola’s publicized ‘exciting announcement‘ has been made. Motorola has a launched a new budget 4G-LTE phone, dubbed the Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) LTE and a 3G variant, dubbed the Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation). Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) LTE is set offer 4G connectivity and massive battery life on budget. Starting Wednesday, the new Moto E (2nd Generation) and Moto E (2nd Generation) LTE will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, announced Motorola in a blog post.

Xiaomi launches GoPro Rival – Yi Action Camera for 399 CNY

The Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2015 has featured some spectacular launches including flagship devices from Samsung and HTC. Now the Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi, has launched it’s GoPro competitor – the Yi Action camera. It will be available immediately in the companies home market China for 399 CNY ($64), a price many consider would wipe any and every competition off the face of earth. The Yi Action camera comes with some killer specifications and on paper, beats the $130 GoPro Hero easily.

Welcome to the Era of Touch-Free Phones; Sesame Enable does it for the Disabled

The idea of technology stems from the basic principle of reducing human effort and in modern times has evolved to making life for the consumer as comfortable as possible. The world of technology as we know it is in a constant state of flux. It is in a state of continuous improvement. As the world of technology continues to grow and evolve, more and more people are working with a common goal of increasing accessibility to technology for the disabled.

Pebble Time hits Kickstarter: Voice Dictation, Color e-Paper and More

Last week, the Pebble’s website started the countdown to ‘something’, and now it’s finally here. Pebble released its latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, through a brand new Kickstarter campaign. This was just like what Pebble did in 2012, to release their first watch. Pebble Time surpassed its pledge of $500,000 in the first half hour of the campaign and has raised a total amount of more than $7,000,000 by the time of publishing this article.

Motorola to make an 'exciting announcement' on 25 February

With the World Mobile Conference just around the corner, companies are about to reveal a diverse arsenal of smart phones for the consumers to fawn over. There was no surprise when teasers for a surprise on 25th February started making rounds on the internet. In an unorthodox marketing approach, instead of holding a launch event Motorola will send the surprise packed in a box to the doorsteps of a few select media houses.

LG Announces Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy: New Midrange Smartphones

LG will be releasing four new smartphones mid-range products for the second quarter of 2015 during the Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC). A new line of exceptional smartphones at exceptional prices with the introduction of mid-range handsets with design elements and features usually reserved for premium models. LG’s new lineup of four mid-range smartphones — Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy — builds on LG’s design language to bring optimized performance and effortless user experience to a broader range of consumers.

16GB Silky White OnePlus One now available in India

After the growing demands in India for the flagship killer device, One, OnePlus have finally taken a decision to bring a 16GB version for the Indian markets, targeting the people with less memory requirements. Along with the reduced storage space, the company will offer the device with a 4G support. OnePlus has again done wonders with its pricing, and the phone is available for just Rs. 18,999, exclusively on Amazon.in from February 24 onwards.

How to Restart your iOS Device without Power or Home Button?

Contrasting Android, iOS has no direct way of restarting your device with the physical buttons. Though the number of complaints for broken buttons is reducing year by year, but it is still a problem for many Apple users. Here are two ways by which you can restart your device without using any buttons: Bold Text To change the bold text settings in iOS requires the device to restart. This will simply restart your device to apply the changes.

Celkon Millennia ME Q54 with Dual Front Speakers Launched

Last month, Celkon Millennia ME Q54 made its debut at the company website, the phone is now available for sale at leading e-commerce websites for Rs. 5555. At the first glance, the phone resembles the HTC One M8 beacause of its silver bezels, a huge front camera and the dual front speakers. The Celkon Millennia ME Q54 packs a 2000mAh battery, measures 145 x 73 x 8.81mm, weighs 150.6 grams, and is available in White colour.

BenQ F52 with Snapdragon 810 and 3GB RAM Announced

BenQ might not be your first choice for flagship, but BenQ is trying hard. BenQ has launched its 2015 flagship, dubbed the BenQ F52. BenQ is hoping to change up its reputation a bit with the introduction of the BenQ F52. After producing some not so great smartphones every year, this time the Taiwanese brand, BenQ, is trying to compete with some of the flagship phones on the market. The phone’s price along with rest of the details are expected soon at the MWC 2015.

Pebble 2.3 with Android Wear Notifications is Here: What's New?

Even after the launch of Android Wear, back at Google I/O 2014, Pebble users weren’t affected, because of the amazing week long battery life offered by the Pebble SmartWatches. Despite of the great app support, users preferred the Android Wear devices, because of the actionable notifications. Pebble users on Android are in for quite the treat today, as the Pebble app has been updated to version 2.3 with support for interacting with Android Wear notifications, the ability to reply from your Pebble through Android SMS apps and setting defined replies.

Samsung Galaxy A7 with 64-bit SoC and 2GB RAM Launched in India: Price and Specifications

The metal-clad smartphone, launched globally last month is now available in India. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is Samsung’s premium build offering, priced at ₹30,499 and available on Samsung India website. The phone looks pretty decent and premium. Samsung Galaxy A7 is a GSM capable smartphone which runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with Samsung’s infamous TouchWiz. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 615) 64-bit processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

Lava Iris X8 with 2GB RAM Launched for Rs. 8,999

Lava has introduced a new phone to its Lava Iris series, dubbed the Lava Iris X8. After producing some great smartphones every year, this time the Indian Smartphone giant, Lava, is trying to compete with some of the newly released phones, the Xiaomi Redmi Note and Micromax YU Yureka. The phone is priced at Rs. 8999 and is available on major retail stores and Flipkart.com. [ads2] Lava Iris X8 is a dual-SIM smartphone with GSM+GSM capablities and runs on Android 4.

Lenovo P70 with 4000mAh Battery Launched in China for CNY 1399

Lenovo has a launched a new budget 4G-LTE phone, dubbed the Lenovo P70. Lenovo P70 is set offer 4G connectivity and massive battery life on budget. The Lenovo P70 is now available to buy in China at CNY 1,399 (~Rs.14,000) and is also listed on company’s UAE and Russia website with no word about its release in other regions. The design of the phone might not be appealing, but the Midnight Blue Color of the phone is soothing.

Google I/O 2015 details goes Official

The wait is over. Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at Google, has recently tweeted sharing the date and venue of the Google I/O 2015. Excited to announce dates for Google I/O in San Francisco on May 28-29, 2015. More details at https://t.co/9CdxQHxEiS — sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) February 10, 2015 [ads2] The event is scheduled on May 28-29, 2015 at San Francisco. A link to the official website was also provided in the tweet by Sundar Pichai.

BQ Launches the first Ubuntu Phone: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

Canonical is launching its first Ubuntu Phonein partnership with Spain’s BQ, an European company known for making ebook readers, smartphones and tablets. BQ Aquaris E4.5, till now ran on the Android 4.4 Kitkat platform but will now be released in a new version running Ubuntu OS for phones, which has previously also been called Ubuntu Touch OS and will now be called BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. The phone will be made through flash sales system in coming weeks.

Microsoft Lumia 435 Budget Smartphone Launched: Price and Specifications

Microsoft has a launched a new budget phone, dubbed the Microsoft Lumia 435 in India. Microsoft Lumia 435 is set offer 4.0 inch display and Windows 8.1 on budget. The Microsoft Lumia 435 was released earlier this week and is now available in India via company’s online store for Rs.5999 (~$100). The design of the phone is very appealing. Microsoft Lumia 435 measures 118.1×64.7×11.7mm, and weighs 134 grams, and is listed in White and Black color variants while the Bright Green and Bright Orange variants are expected soon.

Lenovo S90, iPhone 6 lookalike, Launched: Price and Specifications

After 2 months of waiting, Lenovo S90 ‘Sisley’ has finally made its way into Indian market. The handset is listed on the company’s own online store and is available to buy. The Lenovo S90 was first launched in China in November last year. The phone caught everyone’s attention because of its design. The phone is a clear iPhone 6 rip-off, from the metal body to the speaker grill it is sure to remind you of the iPhone 6.

Oppo 3000 with 64-bit Processor Launched in China: Price and Specifications

Oppo has a launched a new mid-range phone, dubbed the Oppo 3000 in China. Oppo 3000 is set offer a 64-bit processor and 4.7 inch HD display on budget. The Oppo 3000 was released on 12 February in China for CNY 1,599 (~Rs.16,000) with no word about availability outside China. The design of the phone is very appealing. Oppo 3000 measures 137.6 x 68.8 x 8.9mm, and weighs 126 grams, and is listed in White and Black color variants.

Sony Xperia E4 Launched: Specifications and Price

Sony has launched a new version of the Sony Xperia E3, the Sony Xperia E4 handset in India. The smartphone will be made available in two variants, Single SIM and Dual SIM. The will go on sale later this month, the price details of the phone are provided as yet. The smartphone features curved edges, a textured back panel, a scratch resistant display, a diamond-cut aluminium power button, and a stainless steel camera ring.

Asus ZenFone C Budget Smartphone Launched: Price and Specifications

Asus has a launched a new budget phone, dubbed the Asus ZenFone C (ZC451CG) in India. Asus ZenFone C is set offer 4.5 inch display and Intel Processor on budget. The Asus ZenFone C was released last month in Malaysia and is now available in India via Indian e-commerce website, Flipkart, and will be available in Asus Retail stores from Februrary 18. The design of the phone is very appealing. Asus ZenFone C measures 136.

25,000 Xiaomi Mi4 16GB sold on Flipkart in 15 seconds!

The Xiaomi Mi4 device which was to go on sale on February 10 at 1400 IST on Flipkart.com now appears to be listed as sold out, and the statistics point out to the fact that the product lasted for not more than 15 seconds. Xiaomi thanked the users and mentioned about the device getting out of stock in fifteen seconds. #Mi4 went out of stock in 15 seconds, thank you so much for loving Mi.

OnePlus One Open Sale on 10th Februrary

The ‘flagship killer’, OnePlus One, for the first time in India, will go for an open sale. An unspecified number of units will be go on sale on 10th Februrary 2015 at 10am IST via Amazon India. Unlike any previous OnePlus One sale in India, this time customers won’t require any invitations for this sale. The company announced the news on twitter.   The company announced the open sale to celebrate the completion of 10 weeks of OnePlus in India.

Google plans to launch Nexus Player in Asia

Back in October 2014, Google stunned everyone when they announced the launch of Nexus Payer and Android TV. Android TV got a quick boost when a lot of leading TV makers like SONY and SHARP decided to use Android TV for all their SmartTV lineup. On the other hand, Nexus Player, the Amazon Fire TV rip-off don’t landed very well. The reason might have been the pre-setted market of Fire TV or the lack of Support of basic music and video streaming services and the $99(~₹6000) price tag.

Huawei C199S Launched: Specifications and Price

The successor to the Huawei C199, Huawei C199S was launched on Feburary 3rd. The phone caught everyone’s eyes because of its metal-clad back. The phone is upgraded with a 64bit Snapdragon 615 processor (1.5Ghz 8-core). The updated phablet has eight Cortex-A53 cores, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with EMUI 3 on top. The storage is 16GB out of the box (12GB user-available) and there’s a microSD card slot.

Intex Aqua Power HD Launched: Specifications and Price

Intex on 3 February 2015 launched a new smartphone in its Aqua series, dubbed the Intex Aqua Power HD. The phone features a 5 inch HD IPS display powered by a 1.4 Ghz octa-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. The design of the phone is elite. The Aqua Power HD comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speakers Review: Beauty with Brains

A person’s character is determined by the type of music he listens, and the speaker quality is determined by how well the speaker is able to deliver the sound output. Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable speakers is one such audio peripherals which gives you an all around performance. Being that small and delivering a good sound output, makes it a unique choice for people. It comes with 9 colour options ranging from bright pink to cool blue, so you can pick a colour that defines you.

MWC 2015: Samsung Starts Sending Invites for Launch of next Flagship Smartphone

27 days prior to the actual event, Samsung has sent in invites for the Unveiling of its new high-end phone(s). The invite is nothing but a ‘bent’ metallic line with a tag line “What’s Next”. The thing strange about the invite is the event name on the invite. The Samsung unveiling events are usually referred to as ‘Samsung Unpack’ but this invite says ‘Samsung Galaxy Unpacked’. The event is scheduled for the Mobile World Congress on March 1st at Barcelona.

Android's Google Play beats Apple's App Store in Download Numbers

As per the latest year-in-review for 2014 by App Annie, a data-tracking firm, Google Play has outpaced App Store in terms of number of downloads in 2014. However, the report also suggests that the revenue generated by App Store was more than Play Store. Also, according to the year-in-review by App Annie in 2013 the Google Play was ahead in number of downloads in 2013 as well.[ads2] The report suggests that App Store generated 70 percent more revenue in 2014 than Google Play did.

HTC Desire 816G (2015) Launched in India: Price and Specifications

HTC has launched a new version of the HTC Desire 816G handset in India, replacing its 1.3GHz quad-core processor with a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor. The HTC Desire 816G (2015) has been priced at Rs. 19,990, more than the last year’s variant that was launched at Rs. 18.990. All other specifications remain the same between the two variants, HTC has not specified the Android version – the first generation ran on Android 4.

HTC Desire 526G+ Launched in India: Specifications and Price

Having produced incredible mobiles and tablets, which have been well acclaimed by the users worldwide, HTC is once again going to mesmerize you with its newly launched smartphone – HTC Desire 526G+. This phone will be the third HTC Desire phone to be released this month. The phone is priced at 10,400 for the 8GB variant which will only be exclusive to Snapdeal and Rs. 11,400 for the 16GB variant which will be available with major retailers around India.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Announced: Details and Specifications

The large range of Samsung Phones available for every type of person on the planet range from the premium series like Galaxy S and Galaxy Note to cheap stand alone devices like Galaxy Pocket. Its been quite a while since Samsung released a low range Android Phone. Early this month we did see Samsung release a Low Budget Smartphone, the Samsung Z1. Z1 unlike Galaxy J1 is powered by Tizen 2.

ZTE Blade S6 Launched: Specifications and Price

ZTE has launched another Blade branding smartphone the ZTE Blade S6 at an event in Hong Kong. The company announced that ZTE Blade S6 will be available for ₹15,300 ($249.99) and the supply will start from Feburary 10 globally. The phone will sold via AliExpress, Amazon and Ebay. The phone is very pleasent to look at and use. The phone will be sold in Silver and Pink colors. The front panel resembles the ZTE Nubia X6 which was released last year.

OnePlus Releases OxygenOS; Ditches CyanogenMod

The Chinese flagship killer, OnePlus, yesterday posted a teaser on their Weibo account. The teaser was simply an image of the periodic table along with their now infamous tagline “Never Settle”. Under which, OnePlus asked its fans to check back tomorrow for the big reveal. The teaser immediately started the rumour mill with many incorrect theories. We heard a while back that OnePlus was building their new ROM, which they have now officially given a name, OxygenOS.

Xiaomi Plans to Sell Smartphones through its own eCommerce Portal, Mi.com

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi will now start selling smartphones through it’s own portal as it looks to strengthen it’s presence in the Indian market. Xiaomi has already sold over 1 million devices since it entered the Indian market in August 2014. Xiaomi currently sells it’s phones through the online e-commerce site, Flipkart whereas, in most of the other countries, Xiaomi sells through it website. The company also announced that its looking of a warehouse and logistics partner to distribute and carry out payment services like cash on delivery (COD) among others.

10,000 Lenovo A6000 sold on Flipkart in 2 seconds!

It’s not only Xiaomi and Micromax smartphones that are getting sold out on Indian eCommerce websites in a few seconds. The Lenovo A6000 device which was to go on sale yesterday at 1400 IST on Flipkart.com now appears to be listed as sold out, and the statistics point out to the fact that the product lasted for not more than 2 seconds. Lenovo thanked the users and mentioned about the device getting out of stock in two seconds.

Xiaomi Mi4 with MIUI 6 Launched in India for Rs. 19999

After months of speculations and unconfirmed reports, Xiaomi has finally launched it’s flagship model Mi4 in the Indian market for a price of Rs. 19,999.  Mi 4 is a beautifully designed 5-inch device that is packed with powerful specs. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, comes equipped with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory and runs on a 3080 mAh battery. Mi 4 also includes a 13 -megapixel rear camera, and an impressive wide-angle (80°) front-facing camera of 8 megapixels, both with an unprecedented f1.

LG G3 soon to get Android Lollipop Update

On Saturday, LG USA Mobile teweeted about Introducing Lollipop and assured that G3 owners will ‘soon’ get a Lollipop Update. “Coming Soon” & “Life with your G3 is about to get Sweeter”, the photo says. Saying “Coming Soon” is a very ambiguous term. It can mean a week, a month or even a quarter. After Apple declared that Apple Watch is coming soon, its been four months since and there is still no word about it.

Samsung Galaxy E7 & E5 go for Sale: Price and Specifications

The South Korean giant, Samsung, released two mid-ranged Smartphones early this week and as of Sunday, they have gone on sale on the Indian e-commerce site Flipkart.com. The Samsung Galaxy E5 is priced at Rs. 19,999 and the Samsung Galaxy E7 is priced at Rs. 24,999. Both the phones are only available in white with no word about their black and brown variants that were announced.     Samsung Galaxy E5 Samsung Galaxy E7 General Dimensions (mm) 141.

Samsung Releases Z1 Tizen Phone in India: Specifications and Price

Samsung just released yet another phone but this time it is running Tizen OS. Though Tizen has been around for quite a while now but ut hasn’t yet taken off. The reason it hasn’t taken off may be the fact that despite of being a Smartphone OS doesn’t have many applications in its store. When a samsung official was questioned about the number of apps for Tizen the answer was ‘Plenty’.

Sony Releases SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk in India: Specifications and Price

We saw the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk last year at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2014. There was no confirmation, nor pricing for India back then. Sony has now released these devices on their Indian website for ₹12,990 (~$210) for SmartBand Talk and ₹19,990 (~$325) for the SmartWatch 3. Both the devices are only available in black color. We saw the SmartWatch 3 Steel early this month at CES 2015 but, in India, there is word about its launch yet.

Gadgets @ CES 2015: Insane or Genius?

The 2015 edition of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was dominated by fitness and wearable gadgets from small startups, some of which raised money via crowd-funding campaign. While most gadgets were me-too, there were few who stood out from the crowd. We love tech and we believe in its ability to enrich our lives. They say there’s a fine line between genius and insanity and these gadgets challenge you to define it, either genius or insane.

WhatsApp is now available for your PC! How to use?

In the recent months, WhatsApp has been denying all the rumors about its PC version, but today they have launched a desktop version for all the operating systems with Google Chrome installed on them. Using the web version the popular IM client can be proved to be really helpful to people whose majority of the work revolves around their PC desktop. Setting up the web version is really easy and the layout remains quite similar to the one you usually work on through your smartphone.

Xiaomi All Set to Release their Gaming Console

Barely 20 days into 2015, Xiaomi has already launched a plethora of devices and accessories including Redmi 2, Mi Note and Mi Note Pro alongside the latest Mi Headphones and a smaller Mi Mini Box. Now they are back with another event planned for 20-01-2015. The invites and teasers seems like launch of a gaming console could be imminent. The latest teasers posted on Xiaomi’s Wiebo account has only added fuel to fire.

Affordable 4G LTE Smartphones in India priced less than Rs. 10,000

This year at International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) we saw 5G enabled Wi-Fi chipsets and SoCs, so we can expect some gadgets with lightening fast internet possibilities this year. But we will have to agree to the fact that India is way behind the rest of the world when it comes to technology innovations. So, when the world around us will be seeing more of 5G enabled devices, we will be struggling with 4G.

Facebook to post Amber Alerts to find missing children

Facebook has announced addition of Amber Alerts to its mobile and desktop platform. Amber Alert was introduced in 1996 after a 6 year old Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas. These are alerts sent out to people who are in the same locality or area where a child was abducted or a missing child was last seen. They are usually broadcasted through radio, cable TV and text based notification.

YU were mislead: Only 3000 Yureka Devices Sold!

Many Indians were waiting for the sale of the YU Yureka smartphone sale which took place today, and maybe you were one of those people. But how the sale ended in three seconds might be shocking for you because no matter how good the device looks on paper, the performance can be only tested once you have used it. For instance, people didn’t go for Xiaomi Mi 3 in the first sale itself, that is the reason it lasted for 39 minutes.

10,000 Yureka smartphones sold out on Amazon in 3 seconds!

It’s not only Xiaomi smartphones that are getting sold out on Indian eCommerce websites in a few seconds. The Micromax YU Yureka device which was to go on sale today at 1400 IST on Amazon.in now appears to be listed as sold out, and the statistics point out to the fact that the product lasted for not more than 3 seconds. YU thanked the users and mentioned about the device getting out of stock in three seconds.

Lenovo A6000 to launch in India: Full Phone Specifications & Price

At CES 2015 we saw the release of many smartphone devices, one of which was the LTE enabled Lenovo A6000 where it was priced at $169. The 5-inch Lenovo A6000 is now set to launch in India and has already booked its date, 16 January 2015. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the complete specifications the Lenovo A6000 offers. Factor Lenovo A6000 Price TBA (Expected Rs.

How to bypass Airtel's extra charge for VOIP in India?

Airtel India has been in the news recently, for unethically imposing extra charge for VOIP services in India. These services include, but not limited to, Skype, Viber, Google Hangouts, Hike, Line, among other OTT players. Airtel has currently made no statements for the change, but has reflected the change on their website stating that the change is in effect from 25th December 2015. Several telecom operators in India including Airtel previously asked TRAI to charge extra for these services, which was actively rejected by TRAI.

BlackBerry Rio Z20 Leaked Online, looks like BlackBerry Z30

2015 is around the corner and we can expect many new devices to come in the Q1 of the new year. In the same time, N4BB got some of the render images of the new upcoming BlackBerry model, which has been codenamed ‘Rio’ and is expected to be the successor in the Z-series. The images indicate a solid design, which is completely identical to the one we observed in the BlackBerry Z3.

[Exclusive] Asus Zenfone with Dual LED Flash & Metal Frame to be unveiled at CES 2015

As the year 2015 is coming to an end, we all are busy gearing up for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 where different electronics manufacturers unveil the best of their technology. To keep the consumers’ energy level high, the Taiwan based smartphone maker, Asus has set to give a sneak peek to the upcoming new entry. They posted a video on their Asus Global Facebook Page, which reads “See what others can’t see.

Flashback 2014: Top 10 Smartphones Launched

When we thought the mobile revolution was over, the smartphone makers hit us with some of the best phones we have ever seen. Although they too had their share of hits and misses from bend-gate to gap-gate, 2014 was full of surprises. Here is our list of best phones of 2014: 1. iPhone 6 Plus While Apple tried to conform to Steve Job’s ideology that no one would by a large screen phone, they finally released what most would consider a phablet.

Hands On & Review: Micromax Yu Yureka First Impressions

The other day we witnessed the launch of a killer device, Yureka by ‘YU’ which is the online brand of Micromax Informatics. The device is priced aggressively at Rs. 8,999, which is intended to kill the sale of devices like the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Xiaomi Redmi Note etc. Yureka’s registrations commenced at 2pm, 19 December 2014 on Amazon.in and the sales are expected to start from January. For those who were unable to register for the first sale of the device which only lasted for an hour, will be allowed to do so on January 13, 2014.

Micromax Yu's Yureka Launched: Full Phone Specifications, Price & Images

Today YU, new online brand from Micromax Informatics along with the greatest developer of Android Custom ROMs, CyanogenMod announced the Yureka smartphone. Yureka is the first device in India to get launched with the Cyanogen in India. The registrations for Yureka begins from 19 December 2014, 2pm on the popular eCommerce website, Amazon.in. Check our Hands-On and Quick Review of the Micromax Yureka AO5510 [ads2] Factor YUREKA AO5510 Price Rs.

Here's how to capture the OTA update zip for Nexus devices

Nexus devices are usually known for their support from Google, as well the latest Nexus devices are the first to get the latest Android updates from Google. Well, mostly. We, the users of Nexus devices, want the updates as soon as they are released, but Google refuses to do that. Google only pushes the update to 1% of the devices which “check-in” to the Google servers, and everybody else is denied until the next batch even if you go on smashing the “Check for updates” button.

Cyanogen Powered Micromax YU Phone to come with Snapdragon 615 Processor

In the recent times, we have been learning about the new mobile device which will be manufactured by Micromax called the ‘YU’. This device has been announced to compete in the economical devices section, head-to-head with brands such as Xiaomi and OnePlus. We all know that the OnePlus One and the rest of the Xiaomi devices feature the best specifications in the market at a very economical price, so this can be confirmed that Micromax has something better to offer than the rest of the current smartphones, at a much lower price.

OnePlus One to Receive Cyanogen Updates in India

Last week involved a great deal of confusion for all the Indian customers, after CyanogenMod signed an exclusive agreement with Micromax, which stated that Micromax YU devices will only be allowed to run on the CyanogenMod operating system in India. This news definitely shook the OnePlus company just a few hours before the launch of OnePlus One devices in India. Read: How to buy the OnePlus One in India with Amazon.

Interview with Arbar Sait (Audisee) and Yusuf Haider (Harman India)

On 28 November, 2014 we were invited for a demo of a home theater system by built together, by Audisee and Harman. What we saw was indeed exquisite. A Wolf Cinema projector, a Panasonic screen and JBL Synthesis two channel audio system gave us the best viewing of the movie Gravity we have ever seen. The video clip we saw was the scene where Sandra Bullock descends into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Motorola Moto G to get Android Lollipop Update Soon

Motorola is planning to provide the Indian Moto G first generation users with an update to much awaited operating system, Android Lollipop 5.0. Though there have been no official words on the update for the Motorola smartphones, the expectations from the craving Indian customers might force Motorola to roll out the update in the next couple of weeks. So, if everything goes as per planned, Motorola Moto G Indian users are expected to get the update by mid-December.

YouTube Incapable of Counting Views on PSY's Gangnam Style

We have all associated PSY’s Gangnam Style video to breaking records, but what it did today was really surprising. Instead of breaking records, this time it broke YouTube itself. Yes, that’s right – YouTube cannot count the number of views beyond the current number of views on PSY’s Gangnam Style dance video (which as of now is 2,147,483,647 views). You can notice the note on the same by navigating to the video and you’ll notice that there’s a Google Plus post linked to the view counter.

HTC One M9 Specifications Leaked: Snapdragon 805, 16MP Camera

Although it’s still a quarter or two away from release, reports from China indicate HTC might be ready with its iteration, the HTC M9. While HTC’s current flagship device received Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS update last month, rumors suggest the HTC One M9 will come with a 5.5 inch qHD (1440×2560 pixel) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor 64GB/128GB inbuilt storage, 3GB of RAM and a 3500mAh battery, on par with other latest devices like Samsung Galaxy 4 and Google Nexus 6.

Telecom Regulator (TRAI) to Examine Data Packages – The Obama Effect?

In an interesting move, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”) is examining the internet packages offered by telecom operators offering access to Facebook and WhatsApp. This seems to have come in furtherance to the recent debate on net neutrality (can be read here), which is also backed by the United States of America President Barack Obama. Airtel and Uninor, the Indian operator of Norway’s Telenor are expected to be in the TRAI radar for their data packages.

Cyanogen ditches OnePlus for Micromax YU Devices in India

A bad news for all the OnePlus fans as well as the company, is that Cyanogen signs a deal with Micromax, making the CyanogenMod exclusively available to devices of the Micromax YU range in India. This deal has supposedly created disturbance to the OnePlus One launch in India, which is scheduled for 2 December. This move by Cyanogen has created confusion among many, including the users. OnePlus in its official blog published a post titled ‘A letter to our Indian users’, where co-founder Carl Pei wrote “it was surprising and disappointing to hear from Cyanogen on November 26 that they had granted exclusive rights in India over the Cyanogen system to another company” and “We can’t explain Cyanogen’s decision because we don’t fully understand it ourselves”.

Microsoft Lumia 535: First Impressions [Review]

Amid shimmering light and much fanfare, Microsoft launched Lumia 535 in India. The device will be available in India from 28th December at a price of Rs 9,199. We were at the launch of the device in Bangalore and got some hands-on time with it. Here is our first impression of the phone for you. Design One of the first things you notice while picking up the phone is the Microsoft branding on the back.

How to buy the OnePlus One in India with Amazon.in?

Assume we need to solve a simple math calculation. 1+1. Now go ahead into Google and type ‘one plus one’. I can assure you, the answer will not be two, but rather the new ‘flagship killer’ smartphone, OnePlus One. All set to release on 2 December in India, people may say that the OnePlus One is overhyped. An object can only be overhyped if the hype is greater than the value.

Lume Cube: The Portable Flashlight for your Smartphone

Pictures hold a special place in our hearts, everyone wants to be able to capture the memories and freeze them in time forever.Over the years, phone manufacturers have spent a lot of time and effort into designing a suitable camera for their phone. However, the major problem faced by these manufacturers is the lighting. No matter how amazing the lens is or the kind of software it runs on, one thing the manufacturer can’t control is the lighting under which the image is being taken.

Microsoft Launches Lumia 535 in India for Rs. 9,199

Seven months after taking over the device and services business of Finnish company Nokia, Microsoft is finally ready to scrub off what’s left of the Nokia brand. Today Microsoft is expected to launch Microsoft Lumia 535. Microsoft has done away with the windows brand as well and is sticking to the Lumia brand from Nokia. Lumia 535 not only marks Microsoft’s entry into the handset business but also in the budget segment in the South-Asian region.

Microsoft Lumia 535: Full Phone Specifications, Price & Images

Nokia, no wait, Microsoft launched the Lumia 535 device today in all major cities in India. It is interesting to see how Microsoft will perform after the takeover, and how is it going to focus on the smartphones. You can find the specifications, pricing and the images of the Microsoft Lumia 535 below. [ads2] Factor Microsoft Lumia 535 Price Rs.

Xiaomi Note, Xiaomi Note 4G: Phone Specifications and Price

Xiaomi today came up with its phablet series today in India, which includes two phablets – Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G. Xiaomi has priced the two devices quite cleverly, and are available for Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. It was also told that the devices will be available on Flipkart exclusively and the sale for Xiaomi Redmi Note will begin from December 2. While, the 4G LTE version will be available for sale online in mid-December.

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note & Redmi Note 4G in India

Xiaomi today came up with its phablet series today in India, which includes two phablets – Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G. Xiaomi has priced the two devices quite cleverly, and are available for Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. It was also told that the devices will be available on Flipkart exclusively and the sale for Xiaomi Redmi Note will begin from December 2. While, the 4G LTE version will be available for sale online in mid-December.

WhatsApp now Allows Multiple Admins for Groups

Over the years WhatsApp has evolved and brought in new changes and features. Constantly tweaking nuances within the app to make it more user-friendly and enhance the overall app experience. For years users have tried to find a way to add multiple admins to a group and now WhatsApp has introduced the ability to make multiple members of a group an admin. This can only be done by the original admin and no one else in the group, the new group admin will enjoy all the benefits of being a normal admin which means he/she can add other members to the group, make someone else admin and can even remove the original admin from the group.

OnePlus One to launch in India on 25 November; Amazon.in Exclusive

As we reported about the OnePlus One launch in India on October 12, 2014 the smartphone finally gets some light by the company. The popular eCommerce portal, Amazon.in added a banner on one corner of the website that indicated about a new phone launch on November 25, which clearly seems to be the OnePlus One. The funny part about the teaser image is that the eCommerce has names the picture used as “OnePlus One Teaser, which makes the phone launch quite obvious.

5 Cool Android Lollipop Features Worth Checking Out

Owning a Nexus smartphones earns you a special privilege of using Google’s latest offering – Android Lollipop. Having spent a little while on the Nexus 5, installed with Android Lollipop, we come up some exciting features that are worth trying out. 1. Your device is always listening to you With the Lollipop update, you can optimize Google Voice Inputs to a greater extent. Google now allows you to even start the voice assistant when your device is unlocked.

Impossible: World's Most Portable Electric Bicycle

The attempt to establish electricity as an alternate source of energy to power vehicles for consumer industry has been an ongoing process with companies like Tesla being a beacon of hope for those hoping for a clean economy. It’s heartwarming to see a group of four engineers come together and create a portable, sturdy and fully functional electric bicycle. They have done the impossible. Quite literally. They have created an electrical bicycle that can fold into your backpack and named it ‘Impossible’.

The Ultimate Online Shopping Guide: 5 Things to Remember While Shopping Online

E-commerce(excluding food) is a $590 million dollar and growing industry in India, with major players like Flipkart, Amazon and SnapDeal pumping in money to expand their reach. The e-commerce websites offer a variety of products ranging from something as common as a mobile phone to selling items like condems and tampons which most people find impossible to buy without being given unwarranted attention or unnecessary comments from bystanders. Recent reports show most new visitors to such sites are from Tier 2 cities like pune, ahemdabad and many more.

Nokia N1 Android Lollipop Tablet: Specifications and Price

In a move that could only be called as shocking, Nokia has decided to re-enter the consumer electronics segment by introducing its first Android tablet, the Nokia N1 at Slush 2014, Finland. Nokia has licensed its brand name to Foxconn which will manufacture these tablets for Nokia. The company claims that the agreement is framed in an manner which will ensure that Foxconn upholds the quality Nokia is associated with. Rumour has it that N1 is the first of many tablets to come and Nokia will be bringing in varying sizes, features and eventually going beyond the tablet segment.

Gionee Elife E7 Review: Affordable High-end Android Phone

Gionee recently came up with their next flagship model, called the Gionee Elife E7. While the Indian markets are crowded with smartphones coming up every second day, Gionee knows how to make its space in the market place. Just like the Gionee Elife S6, the Gionee Elife S7 was a breakthrough for Gionee. The Gionee Elife E7 comes with a moderate price of Rs. 26,999 for the 16GB version and the 32GB version will cost you Rs.

Microsoft overtakes Exxon, becomes World’s Second Most Valuable Company

Over the past 18 months, Microsoft’s stocks have rallied and risen by almost 70% helping the company to reclaim its spot as world’s second most valuable company behind Apple Inc. Microsoft’s market cap jumped to $410 billion which is a far cry from its value of $616 billion in 1999. For most of the past decade, Microsoft has been seen as a tech giant struggling to stay relevant and adapt to new tech trends and consumer habits.

How to disable Blue Read Tick / Check marks on WhatsApp?

The recent WhatsApp update includes a feature that undesirable by many people, yes, you might have guessed it right – it’s the ability to see if the person to whom the message was sent has read your message or not. The WhatsApp update uses blue ticks (or check) marks to indicate the same. People have scanned the WhatsApp settings to disable the above, but have failed in doing so; hence, we bring to you a way to disable the blue read tick (or check marks).

Gionee Announces LTE smartphones: V6L and P5L Specifications

On the onset of Plugged In 2014, held at Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Gionee announced two new smartphones with a clear focus on LTE. The two LTE enabled devices included Gionee V6L LTE and Gionee P5L LTE. At the event, Mr. Arvind Vohra, India Head for Gionee Smartphones said “Gionee has always kept itself updated with the latest technology advancements and market trends. Continuing our endeavor to provide evey costumer with the best in technology we are announcing a host of new products and LTE devices, which will be our key focus.

Gionee V6 LTE: Images and Screenshots

[ads2] We’re at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center for the Plugged-In 2014, and we witnessed a new product by Gionee here. It still seems to be in the prototype stage, and is surprisingly not installed with the Amigo UI. The model number displayed is “GiONEE GBL8608”. The screenshots and the images of the device can be found here. Read: Gionee Announces LTE smartphones: V6L and P5L Specifications

Steve Jobs vs Tim Cook: More than just a Classroom Fight

The iPhone 6 Plus Debacle christened ‘Bendgate’ has added to the woes of the Tech Behemoth, after the reported bending of the iPhone 6 Plus while in the pockets of the user has led to widespread mockery and has earned media critique the world over. Tim Cook has received a major warning, one that is inscribed in 25 followed by nine zeroes in US Dollars, this is not the first time in a career, marked by the highest price per stock in Apple’s history to the mistake called ‘Apple Maps’.

Facebook Reveals: India Tops the List of Government Requests for Restricting Access to Content

In an interesting revelation made by Facebook in the 3rd Edition of its Global Government Requests Report, India tops the list (outside of the United States) for the most Government requests to restrict public access to the content on the social media portal. This edition of the Global Report relates to the monitoring requests made during the period of January to June, 2014 and can be accessed here. As a matter of policy, the social media giant restricts access to information upon requests from Government agencies.

Microsoft Band: Microsoft’s $199 Smartwatch to keep you healthy

Smartwatches are common to find these days and with the growing demand for the smart watches, different manufacturing companies have been working on different styles and designs, to attract users. Companies like Samsung, LG and Motorola came up with new range of Android smartwatches recently, and it’s time for Microsoft now. Microsoft launched a device called the ‘Microsoft Band’ which marks their entry into the wearables industry. The Microsoft Band has been designed to keeping in mind the need to monitor users’ health.

Bangalore Railway Station become first to provide WiFi Facility

Today onwards Bangalore Railway Station will be providing free internet access and in doing so the Indian railways has taken its first step towards modernizing Indian Railway Stations. The passengers will be able to enjoy 30 minutes of high speed internet after which they will have the option of paying for internet. Priced at Rs. 25 for 30 minutes and Rs. 35 for one hour and are valid through 24 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Leaked Specifications: 4K Display and Snapdragon 810 Processor

The hype which the Note 4 created with its specifications and amazing display has yet not faded out and we have a Chinese blog MyDrivers.com came up with specifications of another fascinating device. The specifications resemble the next flagship model in the S-series, so it makes it quite certain that the new device could be the Samsung Galaxy S6. It states that the new upcoming device will include a 5.

Huawei Honor 6: Price, Availability and Specifications

The successful launch of Xiaomi’s Mi3 and Redmi 1S has put India and it’s e-commerce sites like Flipkart on the map of Chinese Smartphone manufacturers, thereby encouraging them to introduce their flagship devices sooner and cheaper. The Huawei Honor 6 offers best features and tech specs vis-a-vis other devices in the Rs. 30,000 to 40,000 price bracket at half the cost. Huawei decided to sell the phone at Rs. 6,000 less than the original price in an attempt to woo the sub-Rs.

How to watch Apple's October 16 event Live on Windows?

Only a few people around the globe enjoy the privilege of watching the live stream of the Apple Keynotes. These are the ones who own an iDevice, be it an iPhone, iPad or a Macintosh. But, with the help of a few tricks Windows users too can be the few lucky ones. In this post we will be talking about the steps to watch the livestream of Apple’s October 16 Event about unveiling of iPad Mini, iPad Air and the new Mac.

Lenovo Launches Yoga Tablet 2 Series: Specifications & Price

Lenovo today, in an event held in New Delhi, announced it’s new range of tablets, the Yoga Tablet 2 series. Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 series includes three Android tablets, Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13-inch), Yoga Tablet 2 (10-inch) and Yoga Tablet 2 (8-inch). Lenovo has made a clever move by launching its devices in the festive season. The 8-inch and the 10-inch Yoga 2 tablet sport a 920x1200p IPS display, while the one with 13-inch features a 2560x1440p IPS display.

Samsung Announces Five Times Faster Wi-Fi Technology

Samsung, the South Korea based company has announced a new development in the field of Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). It has announced that 802.11ad WiFi technology will be a reality soon in the near future. Once developed, this technology will replace the current 802.11ac WiFi, which gives a maximum speed of 866 Mbps using 2.4 and 5 GHz channels. As compared to this architecture, 802.11ad gives a maximum data transmission speed of 4.

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 4 in India at Rs. 58,300

Samsung launched its flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 4, today at a starting price of Rs. 58,300 with an MRP of 61,500. Available for purchase a day before Diwali, releasing alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we can expect some fierce competition, not only from these phones, but also from the customers to get their hands on a piece before stocks run out. It comes packed with the Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.

One Handed Keyboard by Apple: How to activate?

Apple, the Cupertino based technology magnate, has launched a new app called ‘One Handed Keyboard’. An app, that allows iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to type with one hand, making it easier to handle the bigger screens. Apple launched the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus last month at an event in Cupertino. The screen sizes of the new iPhones were larger than its predecessors, the iPhone 5 and 5S.

What to Expect from Apple's Keynote on October 16

When Apple sent out invitations for another media event with a cryptic message “It’s been way too long”, it sent the fan boys into a tizzy. Could it be that Apple is finally introducing another innovative and radical product after iPad (2010)? Being held in the town hall of Apple’s Infinite Loop Campus, the event seems to be more of a routine update to its lineup rather than introducing revolutionary products.

OnePlus One Smartphone Coming Soon to India

The phone that made history, the phone which sold and is still selling through invites, the phone which every person in the world would love to own, the phone which showcased extremely amazing specifications and performance, and yet costed just $299 for 16GB version and $349 for 64GB version. Yes, you guessed it right – it is the OnePlus One. And the best part for the Indian fans of the OnePlus One is the development happening in India.

Play Store 5.0 Update hits Android Phones: How to get it?

Prior to the release of Android L, Google has started rolling out updates to its Play Store application, updating to the Play Store 5.0. This update is focused on bringing the user interface of the application in line with that of Android L. The icons have become flatter and bolder. Each section – Applications, Games, Music, Books, Movies & TV, and the News Stand each have a different color code. There is a sharp visual contrast between the background and the icons itself making it seem more spaced out and giving it an overall better appeal .

HTC Nexus 9: Expected Specifications, Design and Price

HTC’s tablets have not gained much attention ever, and failed to be a success story due to some reason or the other. HTC’s tablets which were unable to impress the users, include HTC Flyer and HTC Jetstream, both manufactured in the year 2011. But since, Nexus devices define perfection and deliver something which users want, the HTC Nexus 9 tablet will supposedly do well with the information we know as of now.

5 Best Budget Gaming and Entertainment Laptops for around Rs. 40,000

``No matter how much they try, mobile phones cannot replace computers. Well, not anytime soon. So let’s take a look at the temporary irreplaceable object, a computer, a portable computer. No, not a PC – that’s a personal computer. I mean a Laptop. Now something to light the fire for the people who are really keen in purchasing a budget laptop for their gaming and entertainment needs. So here are our top picks for best, top gaming and entertainment laptops available in the market currently.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders open in India

The latest addition to the Apple’s iPhone series is the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, which was recently unveiled and went on sale in North America. After all the wait and anxiety, Apple is finally launching in India and is available for pre-order now. iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is available for the same pricing we quoted yesterday. It is available to pre-order on Amazon and Flipkart.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pricing in India

After all the weeks of excitement and anxiety, Apple has finally confirmed the pricing as well as the date of the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India. According to sources, which indicate that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available from October 16, through Apple authorized dealers. It is also hinted that users will be allowed to pre-order their devices, which will be dispatched on the night of October 16 itself.

Lytro Illum: How it Works and Re-focusing Technique

Lytro launched a new camera few months back, Illum. The Lytro Illum camera uses thousands of micro-lenses with mirrors to capture a wide spectrum of light across four dimensions, as well as the direction of light. And with this, it changed photography. It changed the complete outlook and dimension involved with photography. Since its inception in the 1800’s, photography had but one basic concept. Point, focus and Shoot. With this camera, people shoot first and then ‘re-focus’ later.

Facebook to Introduce View Count for Your Content

Facebook is one of the biggest social networks on the planet, and hence so many people share things on Facebook. But, it’s very difficult to track on how many people saw your posts. Facebook already has Insights for Pages which gives details about such information. This is not available for profiles yet. Insights is a tool by Facebook for page owners to track and analyze their audience, with certain parameters. Page Insights only gives Page managers a number of non-identifiable aggregate metrics, including the number of people who like their Page, how many people see a post and how many people clicked the post or the link inside it.

10 New and Interesting Features of Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft announced its latest upgrade in the operating system with the launch of Windows 10 in a keynote today. The leap made by Microsoft by choosing Windows 10 as the new name after the Windows 8.1 points out to the major changes and advancements introduced in this new operating system. So here are we discussing the improvements Microsoft claims to have made in its new operating system.

8 Great Features of iOS 8 Update: iPhone and iPad

Apple released iOS 8 at its Keynote last month, along with the iPhone, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. iOS 8 operating system was made available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2. The people still using iOS 7 are searching for reasons for upgrading to iOS 8, we will give you eight features!

Solution: Unable to change brightness level in Windows 8.1

We all are familiar that Windows 8.1 update by Microsoft is not bugs-free. So, we all might be coming across a lot of issues while working on the Windows 8.1 Operating System. One such issue which many people, including me came across is the brightness control issue. This has happened with many manufacturers including HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, Vaio etc. So in case you are also among the people who are unable to change the brightness on your Windows 8.

Apple Watch: It’s not called the iWatch

The Apple Watch, announced at Apple’s September 2014 Keynote, is surprisingly in many ways. Breaking away completely from it’s one-size-fits-all philosophy with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple released the Watch in two case sizes – 38mm and 42mm, both of which can be configured to work on either your left or your right wrist. And it doesn’t stop there – there’s more than 20 variants listed on the Apple website in different colours and materials, including Stainless Steel, Aluminum, a fluoroelastomer version that comes in five different colors, and even 18-Karat Yellow Gold and Rose Gold.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate: Trending on Social Media

You might be already aware about the out-of-shape Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Since the first iPhone 6 Plus which bent, all the users went ahead, by trying the same thing with their device. And shockingly, majority of the users ended up with bending their new iPhone 6 Plus. To answer most asked question of the day – What is Bendgate, #Bendgate (which is a term coined by journalists) is trending in almost every social networking platform.

Motorola's New Moto G 2nd Generation (Moto G2, 2014): Review

Budget devices till 2013 meant bulky, bad looking, poor specifications, out-dated operating system and a poor camera. But, the launch of Motorola’s Moto G changed people’s thoughts about a budget smartphone. Motorola’s Moto G looked great on the specifications sheet, gave user’s an excellent performance and yes, it costed no more than Rs. 13,999 for the 16GB version and Rs. 12,499 for the 8GB version. But this year, Motorola made a history by announcing one of the greatest budget phones, called the Moto G (2nd Generation), also popularly known as Moto G2.

Virtuaniz Live: Apple iPhone 6 and iWatch Event Liveblog

It’s been long since Apple Inc. has launched any hardware device. It seems like this event, which is scheduled for September 9, 2014 will focus more on hardware, rather than software. So, we shall be liveblogging the event for our readers. The liveblog start at 10:30IST, so stay tuned for more information. What can be expect of this event? 4.7-inch iPhone 6 5.5-inch iPhone 6 iWatch More information on iOS 8 What’s going with Beats?

5 Things to expect at Apple’s 2014 Event: iPhone 6, iOS 8 and iWatch

In the recent days, there has been quite a lot buzz in the Digital World, after Apple announced that they’ll be hosting an event on September 9, 2014. It has been more than eight months since Apple manufactured any new hardware device, but this time we think that they will make it big. The expectations of the people all around the world are seeing new heights this time. There have been enormous number of concepts and visualizations about the highly anticipated devices, be it the iPhone 6, or the first ever iWatch.

Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Review

Privacy and security of personal data is getting more and more important now-a-days, and difficult at the same time. On the same note, Kingston has introduced DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0, which has hardware backed encryption to protect your files from unauthorized use. Moreover, this device has a read-only mode to protect your device from malware, which comes very handy when using the USB drive on public or shared computers.

Cloud Computing: Benefits, Limitations and its Future

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the Internet. In cloud computing, individuals work with data maintained on web-based machines rather than physical servers or desktops. The cloud computing model allows access to information from anywhere. In its essence, ‘Cloud Computing’ is a phrase that is being used today to describe the act of storing, accessing, and sharing data, applications, and computing power in cyberspace. It is unclear as to when the term ‘Cloud Computing’ was coined.

Here's how to book Xiaomi Mi3 from Flipkart the easy way

Xiaomi has recently created a lot of buzz in social media, teaming up with Flipkart to launch it’s Mi3 smartphone in India. This surely has got a lot of media and buyer attention. They are offering the smartphone in restricted way, the users are suppose to register for the ‘flash-sale’ about 1 week before the sale. The device itself is pretty solid, especially for the price it sells for. Xiaomi Mi3 is exclusively sold via Flipkart, just like we had Moto G and E previously.

'Swing Copters' – The Flappy Bird Creator is back with Another Game Coming Up

Disappointing many fans all over the world, Flappy Bird’s creator Dong Nguyen pulled down the game from both App Store and Play Store on February 11, 2014 and stated that he could not take it anymore, as the game had gone viral and people were addicted to it. He received several emails regarding how addictive people had become, and this served as the main reason for taking the popular game down.

Bolt: Instagram Could be Working on another Snapchat Rival

While Facebook launched its Snapchat rival application, Slingshot a few weeks back – it seems like Instagram is also working on its own Snapchat rival called the Bolt. Some Instagram users seem to have seen a banner advertisement on the popular image sharing application, which introduced Bolt as a “one tap photo messaging” application. The current scenario points out that Bolt might be an application, similar to Snapchat and Slingshot – while the on the other hand it is also believed that this might be a part of the advertisement scheme by Facebook’s owned application, Instagram.

Xiaomi Mi4 Announced: Full Phone Specifications, Price

The China based cellphone manufacturer giant, Xiaomi just announced their latest flagship, the Xiaomi Mi4. The Chinese manufacturer claims it is the fastest phone till date. Taking a look at the flagship unveils Xiaomi’s unveils clean focus on design as it has a premium design made from metal. The big event was held at Beijing and hold your thoughts as we dig into the specifications. Read More: 10 Features You Should Know About MiUi

HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim: Full Phone Specifications, Price

HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim smartphone was announced by HTC in June 2014 and it was made available the same day. HTC Desire 516 is a decent smartphone running Android Jellybean 4.3, which is priced economically. HTC Desire 516 is available for a price of Rs. 13739 on the popular eCommerce website, FlipKart. Click here to buy the HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim smartphone! The following are the specification of this smartphone.

Cycloramic: How to take Automatic Panorama Shots?

Cycloramic an application by a startup Egos Venture is not a widely known iOS application which does wonders for the work it is made for. Well, ‘cyclo’ – rotation, ‘ramic’ – panoramic, makes sense, right? Cycloramic is one of the few applications which would make you think twice about your qualifications and you’ll be going like “How is it even possible?” The application uses an array of different vibration methods to make your device rotate 360 degrees while creating a beautiful panorama with the help of the marvelous iPhone camera.

Facebook Launches 'Mentions' – App for Public Figures

Facebook, from a long time, has been working on how to make their popular social networking website better for public figures. Facebook, a year back introduced verified profiles and pages. Verified profiles and pages were meant for Public Figures, Businesses, Bands, Government Officials and Journalists. But with the passage of time, interacting with the fans for Public Figures became a much more tedious job, with the growing number of fans.

10 Features You Should Know About MiUi – Xiaomi Smartphones

It’s just been a week or so since the announcement of Xiaomi smartphones in India, but it has already created its space in the smartphone market. The competition was already at the cut-throat level, and Xiaomi with its new smartphones have added to the competition. With Motorola doing a great job with its pricing, followed by HTC and Lenovo – now here we have the Xiaomi Smartphones! In this post we’ll be talking about features about the Xiaomi phones and the MiUi (Xiaomi’s Mobile Operating System).

[UPDATE: Winners!] Stand a chance to win OnePlus One Invites!

OnePlus One, heard of it? OnePlus One is one of the most hyped smartphones of the year 2014 and getting an invite to buy it seems to be a dream to most people. Here we are with another giveaway on Virtuaniz and to make dreams of some of you a reality. We are giving away 5 OnePlus One Invites! The OnePlus one features a 5″ 1080p display with Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.

AirType: A Device that will let you type without a Keyboard

Typing trend has changed phase after phase. It started right from those noisy keyboards to now present, noise-less keyboards. In addiction, the trend shifted from a physical to a touch screen keyboard. But some geeks in Austin, Texas couldn’t wait to take typing to a new level. That’s where the idea about a ‘keyboardless keyboard’ came in. AirType is a hardward and machine learning startup which is currently working on a wearable device which can be worn across the palm and will observe your finger movements to know the key on the keyboard you intend to press.

Is this the end of Feature Phones? Smartphones are taking over!

What defines a smartphone? Some would say a smartphone is a device which can run applications including advanced 3D objects simulation and web browsing. Some would say the early PDAs defined the smartphone but all we know is that in the early times the smartphones did not interfere in the territory of feature phones because of the high price and limited availability. Until now. PDA: A palmtop computer that functions as a personal organizer but also provides e-mail and Internet access.

Lenovo S660 Review: Lenovo's Good Looking Budget Smartphone!

Lenovo, as of now is not well-known for its smartphones in countries like India, but with its good-looking, decent specifications and economical smartphones, it is definitely making its space in the smartphones market. In the recent times we have seen brands like Micromax, Spice, Gionee and Karbonn gaining a lot of attention with their budget, yet amazing smartphones. Well, this time we see Lenovo following the same technique. Lenovo recently announced a smartphone, called Lenovo S660 at the Mobile World Congress 2014 which is currently priced somewhere around Rs.

Lenovo S860 Review – Big Screen, with Android Jellybean

Lenovo, as we discussed in our previous post, has adopted a policy of manufacturing economical, yet amazing smartphones. But what accompanies is the high-specifications smartphones, which are meant for people who cannot compromise on anything. Keeping users demand in mind, Lenovo came up with Lenovo S860. The S860, is meant for people with deeper pockets as it comes with a price tag of Rs. 19,000 – 19,800. If you are really willing for a good buy, which implies good looks, build quality and specifications (of course), so this should be one of your choices!

HTC One M7 Review: Is it any good after one year?

When a new flagship device is announced by a top notch manufacturer the whole technical journalism community gets busy covering the announcement, writing reviews, videos and what not but this buzz dies only after a short period of time as some other manufacturer announces it’s own flagship and the whole focus shifts. This vicious circle goes on and on and on and everybody forgets that device. So here we are, with the metal cladded HTC One (M7) in our hands and thinking _“Is it any good after one year?

Samsung 'Exynos' teases a new announcement – Note 4 Processor?

Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) posted a tweet, stating “Tomorrow we have something new and exciting to show you. Stay tuned! #ExynosTomorrow”. One would expect the announcement to be about Exynos 5433, which could be the SoC (System-on-Chip) on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Non-4G LTE markets, as a substitute to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs found in LTE markets like the United States. Tomorrow we have something new and exciting to show you.

Why 'Android One' is a huge gift to India from Google!

It is said that the sub-$200 category of smartphones comprises 80% of the Indian Smartphone market. Sadly, a huge number of phones within this category are either re-branded Chinese Phones (Micromax’s so-called flagships), phones with stereotypical MTK SoCs, with cleverly marketed slogans like _“Hyper-fast 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor”_ or Chinese phones themselves, all of which provide a terrible User Experience! One couldn’t expect the said phones to work for more than a month or two, not to mention the sluggish and terribly laggy experiences offered, further heightened thanks to the Custom UI loaded by OEMs!

Xiaomi Mi3 with 5-Inch Display Launched in India at Rs. 14,999!

Xiaomi, a Chinese Smartphone manufacturer, has launched its one of the most awaited phone in the Indian markets at a very affordable price. The Xioami Mi3 is a great smartphone at a price of Rs. 14,999 and it is expected to shatter the Indian Smartphone market with its quality and specifications. Indian martphone manufactures like Micromax, Gionee and Spice would have a tough time with a phone like Mi3 making an entry into the market.

iPhone 5S Review – A Week with my New iPhone After HTC One

To be completely honest I am a hardcore Android fan, and I have every right to be one. It has got everything we geeks need in our geeky life. Open source, an uncountable app store, high specifications hardware family and what not. Whenever I used to receive a new android phone it used to take me around 15 minutes to root and completely change the feel of the operating system but this summer, when I had the chance to buy a new phone – I went for a change and gave the iPhone 5S a try.

Do you miss Expandable Storage on your Smartphone?

In the early times (I am talking about 2006-2011 and not the stone age), expandable storage was in it’s boom. A flagship phone had to have expandable storage and consumers fell in love with it and they had every right to be. They were cheap, portable, small, came in varied capacities and were reliable to a certain extent. After the iPhone was announced it was a question mark on whether the absence of an expandable storage would work to their benefit because at that time top manufacturers like Nokia and Samsung, all were offering expandable storage and were doing quite well in the market.

Emojli: Are You Prepared For An Emoji-Only Application?

Ever imagined talking with your friends just by exchanging emjois? No, I am not talking about how a girl replies to your texts, but you’ll just have an option to communicate with your friends with the use of emojis. A new application, which will soon be releasing on iOS called Emojli will allow you to exchange emojis with your friends. Some people might like this idea that revolves about talking by just using emojis and no text, but a majority of the people won’t like the idea.

Slingshot vs Snapchat – Messenger Comparison!

At this time you must be familiar with Facebook’s new app called Slingshot, the latest entry in the Online Messenger War zone which is already pretty occupied with big titles like WhatsApp, WeChat, Hike messenger, Snapchat and Facebook’s own Chat Messenger. But Facebook, as it seems, has done it’s homework here. It takes a direct shot at Snapchat, which lets you take a picture or a short video, write a caption or draw something and send it to someone.

How to: Take a backup of your Orkut Account

Orkut, as we all might know is owned by Google and was started in the month of Jaunary, 2004 – the same year when Facebook was launched. It’s been 10 years since its existence and Google has finally decided to bid farewell to the then popular social networking website, Orkut. This announcement has saddened the active users since they’ll have to leave the social networking platform. But, Google is allowing users to backup their entire account through a single ZIP/TGZ/TBZ (compressed) file, that would contain HTML files and the JPEG photos.

Google to Shutdown Orkut on September 30

As we can all relate Orkut with our past memories and how we used to indulge in the Orkut communities. But sadly, other social networking platforms have outpaced Orkut in nearly every manner, be it the number of active users or the number of photos shared each day. Orkut, as we all might know is owned by Google and was started in the month of Jaunary, 2004 – the same year when Facebook was launched.

What can the Android Wear do? Top Features!

You have been carrying an Android in your pocket till now, but what if you could wrap it around your wrist? This is what Google is trying to do, with the announcement on the Android Wear a few months back. But this years Google I/O have given us much more information regarding the same. A common question that might strike you, being a common man, after so many announcements by Google about Android Wear is ‘What can an Android Wear device do?

How to install Android L Developer Preview on Nexus 5?

Android is currently the most popular OS on the planet, for mobile devices. We have seen some really great things coming up to Android. Just a few hours ago, as we expected, Google announced the new Android L Developer preview and surely you’d like to try it once. So, here’s the simplest guide on how to install Android L Developer Preview on your Nexus 5. The “L” Developer Preview release comes with an updated system (of course), a new radio and a new boot loader.

Liveblog: BlackBerry Z3 India Launch

BlackBerry in the recent times is not doing very well, it’s recent smartphones didn’t bring them success which they deserved. Yet, BlackBerry is working on new smartphones and trying for a comeback. BlackBerry Z3 is their latest smartphone which was shown at MWC 2014, and now BlackBerry is moving forward to launch it in India. Also read: BlackBerry going to launch new phones this year, QWERTY Phones are back! We got to know recently that BlackBerry will launch Z3 in India on June 25 after an exclusive look at Z3 promotional banners and pricing information.

MediaTek powered smartphones are vulnerable to easy SMS hack

Security issues are getting more and more common these days, researchers and hackers are finding new vulnerabilities at a very fast rate. Here’s another one which discovered by a Blogger named Korben and this is possibly the strangest and the easiest of all possible hacks on the planet. This one targets all smartphones running MediaTek processor, which makes it a widely spread vulnerability in all. There are numerous smartphones running on a MediaTek chipset, many of them are very popular specially in India.

BlackBerry Messenger vs WhatsApp – Comparison!

BlackBerry Messenger, which recently emerged as a popular messaging application, ever since it has gone cross-platform. WhatsApp has always been a popular messaging application since its launch and recently crossed the 500 million user mark. But when it comes to features and how reliable an instant messenger is, there is a tough fight between BBM and WhatsApp. There are some unique features which are only offered by one of them, while a majority of them are common between the two.

[LEAK] Benchmark Reports show two versions of the Galaxy Note 4

Following Galaxy Note 4 Leaks we get to know by Benchmarks that Samsung is working on two versions of the Galaxy Note 4, both found on benchmark tool AnTuTu’s Website. Coming to the specifications one of the models (SM-N910S) is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC while the other model (SM-910C) packs in with a 64-bit Exynos SoC. Benchmark Screenshots reveal both of the models have 3GB of Ram, 32GB of Internal Storage, a 16-Megapixel rear camera along with 3.

Facebook's Slingshot: All you need to know

As we reported earlier that Facebook had been working on a Snapchat Rival, last week Facebook launched its Snapchat killer ‘SlingShot’. Here’s a post that shall indicate things everyone should know about the application. This app thrives on the curiosity of the guy using it by adding the ‘reply to unlock’ feature which is rather irritating for many. As the application is available only to US users it might have a smaller database making it even more boring.

All we know about the Apple Smartwatch

A report by Wall Street Journal claims that Apple’s highly anticipated smartwatch will have more than 10 sensors; the report also stated that there will be multiple versions of the smartwatch, with different screen sizes. The sensors included in the smartwatch are rumored to be accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, altimeter, magnetometer, heart-rate monitor and ambient light sensor. Supposedly, the smartwatch will have so many sensors to differentiate itself from other Apple products having sensors to track fitness.

[LEAK] Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos and Pocket 2 Press Images and Specs

Samsung is facing quite a large number of leaks of its upcoming phones, recently another leak has been on the web. This time, it’s all about its two new budget smartphones, Galaxy Core 2 and Galaxy pocket 2 which are expected to launch soon, though Samsung has not confirmed any dates for the launch. Both the smartphones were listed briefly by a Vietnamese online retailer named Mainguyen before being pulled down.

Celkon Campus A35K – Cheapest Kitkat Smartphone in India

Till now, we have seen a couple of Android 4.4 smartphones launching in the market and among those smartphones, a few got the KitKat update, but can you imagine a phone with the latest Android version update carrying a pricetag of 2999 INR, right? Yes, Celkon, an Indian phone manufacturer has launched their latest phone Celkon Campus A35K in the market, KitKat ready, essential feature packed and a low-budget smartphone.

Steam's Summer Sale Is Back to Clean Out Gamers' Wallets

It’s that time of the year again. The Steam Summer Sale is here! This year the summer sale lasts for 11 days (19 June – 30 June). During this time games on all platforms are discounted from anything between 25% – 80% off their original prices. The games on sale rotate daily, and flash sales only last a couple of hours. Daily Deals – DayZ for $25.49 (regularly $29.

Unity's support for PlayStation Mobile is now live!

Unity is a cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies. It is used to develop for web plugins, desktop platforms, consoles and mobile devices. It grew from an OS X supported game development tool in 2005 to a multi-platform game engine. Unity released the full version of its PlayStation Mobile engine build, meaning that Unity developers can now release games for the PS Vita for free.

Game Release: Far Cry 4 – What Makes the Game Interesting?

Once again the best shooter of 2012, Far Cry 3 is back with another sequel. This time set in the Himalayas would a treat to play for all the India fan following. The game starts with the protagonist, Ajay Ghale, going back to his ethnic land Kyrat, a land in the Himalayas with a self appointed king. What makes the game special is it’s vertical landscape where they’re are not only breath-taking views (thanks to next-gen graphics) but various possibilities to play the game in your own style be it going around on a murder spree driving an auto-rickshaw.

BlackBerry going to launch new phones this year, QWERTY Phones are back!

During the BlackBerry’s quarterly call BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen informed the media about their plans for the year 2014 which included the list of expected phones. The news that surprised everyone was BlackBerry’s plans to re-launch their QWERTY lineup, with a fresh look and feel. Chen informed the press about the upcoming QWERTY phablet phone, which they called ‘Passport’ which seems to be a odd-looking smartphone for usage in 2014.

BlackBerry Z3 Confirmed to be Launched in India on June 25

It’s certain that you might have come across a news in the recent days about the BlackBerry Z3 India launch, but now there finally is a confirmation from the BlackBerry CEO, John Chen. The confirmation from the CEO states that BlackBerry Z3 would be launched in India ‘next week’. But we received an invite, which states ‘The smartphone for today’s India is here’ – is a clear indication that we are going to witness the launch on BlackBerry Z3 in India on June 25.

Amazon's First Ever Smartphone: Amazon Fire

Recently, we have been hearing a lot about this new Amazon’s smartphone. Amazon, at a special press conference which was held on 18 June 2014 in Seattle launched the Amazon Fire. This Amazon Fire has a rubber textured frame, with aluminium buttons and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The smartphone sports a 3D 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution screen.

Android will finally move to ART runtime as default replacing Dalvik

If you are a normal consumer, who is not very much involved in technical stuff, this might not be a huge news for you right now but will be soon. Android uses an internal VM to run apps which is known as Dalvik. Last year, Google debuted ART runtime which is better at performance and battery life both, but it was in beta and comparatively unstable. But there was a catch, not all apps work on ART as on Dalvik.

[Updated] Get back to work, Facebook's down!

It does not happen frequently, but yes the popular Social Networking website, Facebook is down. No one remembers the last time this happened, but it didn’t happen in the past few months. Though, Facebook’s recent acquired startups like WhatsApp and Instagram have faced some down time recently. Let’s see how much time will they take to get this back, till then you can however do some productive work and I’m sure the world’s productivity will increase by a huge percentage.

Unicode standard 7.0 includes over 250 new symbols, here's a list

A new Unicode standard, version 7.0, was released on 16 June 2014 and adds over 2,800 new characters, 2,834 to be exact. This list does not only includes new scripts but also includes a number of new set of emoji (pictorial symbols), including a set of most awaited icons too. You can find all the symbols here. Tech Giants including Microsoft, Apple and Google are expected to push new system and font updates to devices that includes the support for this new standard soon.

Google Teases Android 5.0 Through a Tweet & There Might Be a New Logo Coming Up

There have been quite a lot debates about whether the next Google’s Android will be 4.5 or 5.0 but it now seems that Google will be announcing Android 5.0 soon. Google recently tweeted an update about Football World Cup in which the device images they have used reads 5:00 as the device time. Get the latest #WorldCup match scores and schedules with Google Now on iOS and @Android http://t.

[Exclusive] BlackBerry Z3 all set to be Launched in India: Date and Price

Update: The BlackBerry Z3 is set to launch in India on June 25. The launch event has been confirmed by BlackBerry CEO, John Chen. You can have a look at the confirmation here. Recently, we have come across many rumors that state that the BlackBerry Z3 is expected to be launched in India at a price tag of Rs. 11,000 but now we have some flesh to this news, as we received an invite from our sources.

ShutterBug 1.0 – Photography Contest! Lots of Prizes to be Won

Virtuaniz along with Tt eSPORTS India invites photographers to enter its ShutterBug 1.0 Photography Contest. You must read the following topics and rules before submitting any photos! Topics: Abandoned Beauty (Click here for example, Credits: Naomi VanDoren) Shadows – Captured! (Click here for example, Credits: Jody MacDonald) Symmetry (Click here for example, Credits: Darrell Godliman) Prizes: Canon EOS 600D DSLR Camera: Best Photo, based on Total Points Tt eSPORTS Saphira USB 2.

5 Typical Things Almost Every Indian iPhone User Does

Well, I know that I am not the only one who is fed up of things that almost every Indian iPhone user do or say. But, here are some typical conversations I have with my friends who own an iPhone. I will be using the name ‘Jack’ to indicate my iPhone friend. NO OFFENSE TO ANY iPhone USER. So here’s how it goes: 1. Praise all the Apple products without even knowing about them.

Instagram Adds New Creative Tools To Edit Photos

Instagram users made several requests to add more filters and take editing beyond the limited filters. The popular photo sharing application, Instagram took these requests seriously and has taken a step forward. They have introduced some creative tools to add life to your photos and make them look fresh. [ads2] The tools added include ability to control the brightness, warmth, contrast and more. With an extra feature, which will allow you to control the amount of filter to be applied to your pictures.

10 Most Awkward, Unintentionally Registered Domain Names

Here are some domain names that were registered unintentionally, but we feel very awkward to pronounce or read them loud. Don’t believe me? Go ahead. 1. PenisLand.net Actually: Pen Island About: Many companies specialize in custom pens in bulk orders of hundreds or thousands of units, but where do you go if you want just one or two customized pens for that special gift? You come to Pen Island, where we are passionate about creating the exact pen you want, a pen that is as unique as you are.

How To Stop Applications From Automatically Updating On Your Android Phone?

While the application updates are essential for your phone as they will bring new features and the updates might bring with them, better functionality and/or removed bugs. But users with limited Internet Data find these application updates irksome, as they automatic updates might not be desired by the user. The reason behind this post is people who’ve frequently asked me questions like how to stop the applications from updating automatically? or if there is any way we can limit the automatic updates.

Top 5 New Free Android Games This Summer

After a long time, we have some great games hitting the Google Play Store. So, here’s the list of the top 5 games for a general user! Feel free to contact us in case you would like to add any other game to this list! 1. Striker Soccer 2 Genre: Sports Description: Take to the pitch in Striker Soccer 2, the sequel to the hugely popular Striker Soccer. Create your own team of star players and lead them to glory as you show off your skills on the big stage.

Facebook Allows Restaurants To Upload Menus On Their Pages

With the increasing number of restaurant pages on the popular social network, Facebook has finally confirmed the addition of the Menus tab on the Facebook Pages for restaurants, which shall be placed adjacent to ‘Likes’ and ‘Photos’ tab. With the increase in the number of foodies on Facebook, restaurants have realized the need of socializing their name on Facebook. People in the earlier days prefer to search for a restaurant on the popular search engine, Google for location, contact and reviews.

Flipkart acquires Myntra for 2000 Crores

The popular Indian based e-Commerce website, Flipkart recently acquired the e-Fashion Retail Store, Myntra. Flipkart started in 2007, with selling books online but has recently emerged as a giant online retail store for various electronic and household items. The only area Flipkart lacked was ‘Fashion’. “It is a 100% acquisition and going forward, we have big plans in this segment. Flipkart and Myntra are getting together to create one of the largest e-commerce stories and together we will dominate the market,” said Flipkart co-founder and CEO, Sachin Bansal.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Pro 3 – Specifications, Price and Release Date

‘Tablet that can replace your laptop’ claims Microsoft at the Press Event they hosted. Microsoft has finally unveiled the much awaited, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which is much lighter and thinner than the previous models. The new model features a larger 12-inch display and a completely revamped thinner design that is only 9.1 millimeters thick and weighs just about 800 grams! That’s superb. Microsoft claims that it is even lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Air and is 30% thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air.

What to expect at Google I/O 2014?

Google I/O 2014 is just off the coast, we’ll be seeing a lot of stuff from Google in the next month at Google I/O 2014. We all know that Google releases some great products, specifically for developers, but aimed at consumers at Google I/O every year, and there’s always something that Google shows us at the end, something that no one knows about. You will be able to watch livestream of Google I/O here.

Why Should One Go For Moto E? Best, Cheapest Android Smartphone!

The Motorola Smartphones are slowly dominating the Android Smartphone Market, especially in India where people look for affordable smartphones. It offers decent specifications at a very low cost, probably, the company is cutting down their profits, but making a space for their smartphones. A great move by Motorola, I would say. In this post, we’ll be discussing the reason why one should opt for Moto E, one of the cheapest Android Smartphones (no compromises are made on the device specifications and performance) available in India.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Specifications and Price Leaked Online

Hello Windows Fan! Well yes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is ready for its release and as this is 2014, a time where everything leaks before its release! We have some alleged reports of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 that consists of the pricing and the specifications. The reports suggest that the new Surface Pro 3 will be available in five variants, that means that there might be five Surface Pro 3, which would vary in their price and specifications.

Facebook Reportedly Developing Snapchat Rival – 'Slingshot'

The recent change in the demand, from personal computers to mobile has affected the internet giants, both in a positive and a negative way. Facebook, which initially started as a website, later launched a mobile application with its increasing demand. Recently, Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the popular Instant Messaging Startup. “WhatsApp is the only app we’ve ever seen with higher engagement than Facebook itself,” said the Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerburg in February during the deal between WhatsApp and Facebook.

Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30: Seven Little Known Facts About Him

Facebook founder, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg turned 30 yesterday, i.e, 14 May 2014. The popular social network hero became the youngest billionaire in the world at the age of 23 in the year 2008 and has a net worth of over $26.3 Billion (as of 14/5/2014, 10:50PM). Here are some little known facts about the young social giant: #1: Declined Job Offers While in high school, Zuckerberg co-developed a music app called ‘Synapse Media Player’.

The Leaked iPhone 6 Image Gives a Closer Look at The 4.7 Inched Variant

The WWDC is around the corner and with the event approaching we notice that the number of alleged images of the iPhone 6 are increasing on the internet. But, the one we shall be talking about here looks quite like the iPhone 5S, so this might be the one to be launched at the WWDC event. As per the previous leaked images, the iPhone 6 is expected to be bigger and slimmer.

Tt eSPORTS Saphira Gaming Mouse – Review!

Tt eSPORTS has been a king when it comes to gaming rigs and hardware. We reviewed the Tt eSPORTS Theron Gaming Mouse last time, and the excellent build quality plus, the attractive design made us rate the mouse 8.8⁄10. Besides that, gaming with that particular mouse was much more interesting and the perfect body of the Theron Mouse helped us in gaming. Today, we have the Tt eSPORTS Saphira Gaming Mouse with us and we shall be discussing about several features which you surely look out for before purchasing a gaming mouse.

Google Plans To Kill URLs With The Upcoming Google Chrome Update

The Search Engine Giant, Google is planning to kill the long website URLs by just showing the website domain name, instead of the entire website URL. With the new update, the search box (called the ‘Omnibox’) will show a button with the website domain, which when clicked will display the entire URL of the page. So what happens to the rest of the space? Yes, that’s an obvious questions. The rest of the space will be utilized by the text box which can be used to Google Search or can be used to switch to another website.

Nokia 'Superman' Could Be The Best Smartphone for Selfies

The Internet today is flooded with selfies, be it Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – all you need to do it search for the hashtag #selfie and you’ll get tons of images. Keeping this obsession in mind, Nokia is planning to manufacture a Windows Phone, which is rumored to be called the Nokia ‘Superman’ with a 5MP front facing camera! Nokia has moved away from the idea of just improving the rear camera with each product launch, keeping the front camera of standard quality, i.

WhatsApp Now Has 500 Million Active Users

A day without Mobile Internet is a nightmare for many people around the globe, since there are applications without which one cannot expect their day to run smoothly. WhatsApp is one such application, and according to the recent announcement by the messenger, WhatsApp has crossed the 500 Million user mark! And all these users have been stated to be ‘active’ and ‘regular’ users. “Our users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day,” said WhatsApp founder Jan Koum.

Google Reportedly Working on a Cheaper $100 Nexus Smartphone

Google has been a king in the smartphones market, as of now. Their Nexus series has been offering the best and premium range of smartphones and tablets, with stock Android and the best available hardware at a reasonable price. But what has gained attention of masses now, is the news that Google has been working on a much cheaper Nexus smartphone, which will be priced at $100. One cannot doubt the Nexus’ specifications, but when it is priced at such a low price, targeting the low-end smartphones market – it is clear indication that it will rule the market.

Upcoming Android Smartphones – Summer 2014

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4   Samsung updates the Galaxy S series every few months, by adding a few fresh smartphones to it – some being the successors of already existing ones. But when it comes to Note Series, Samsung’s events are class apart. Note series, being the business smartphones from Samsung gets an annual update and we’re expecting to see the Note 4 this Summer at the IFA 2014 in Berlin.

Control Your PC Remotely Using PC Quick Commands

Too lazy? Yeah, it’s 2014 and you’re allowed to be. Keeping this fact in mind, an Android Developer from India, Suyash Srijan built an interesting application called ‘PC Quick Commands’ and is available in the Google Play and the best part is, that it is completely free. If you’re a developer, then this Application might interest you, since it’s open source (GitHub), so you’re free to fork it and make the Application even better.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specifications Leaked!

While the Indians are still waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to hit the Indian Stores, there have been some alleged specifications of the Note 4! As per the reports that have been released by a Japanese blog – CMNO.com – which sheds on light on the screen size, but we expect the Note 4 to feature the same screen size, as that of the Note 3, i.e, 5.

Motorola Names the Moto X Successor Moto X+1

If you’re an Android Fan, it’s obvious that you loved the Moto X. But what we’re hearing today is something surprising, Motorola has planned to name it’s flagship smartphone, Moto X+1, the Moto X’s successor. That’s one of the worst names one can think of, but yeah, that’s probably the truth. However, there have been no confirmations on the name from Motorola. @evleaks, one of the best sources of smartphones leak, tweeted an alleged logo which reveals the ‘Moto X+1’ name.

Cortana – Microsoft's Voice Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana is the Microsoft’s voice assistant for Windows Phone and would debut as the part of Windows Phone 8.1. It is supposedly based on Microsoft’s 26th Century Artificial Intelligence character in the video game series – Halo. It is clear that this is Microsoft’s response to the Google’s Google Now and Apple’s Siri. Microsoft has tend to pickup the best features from the two and blended it with its own unique taste.

Apple to Release iPhone 6 This Fall; 5.5 Inched Model Maybe Delayed

Till now, rumors about the new iPhone has been that it’ll have a bigger display. According to the recent rumours, Apple is planning to launch two different sized iPhones this year, one 4.7 inched and the other, surprisingly, a 5.5 inched. But according to the news, Apple’s components manufacturers are expected to produce the displays for the new iPhone launch, as early as the next month, for the fall launch.

Here's all you need to know about the new HTC One M8 (2014)

HTC announced its new flagship device after last years HTC One yesterday and they call it the All new HTC One (M8). Yes, they named it the the One, again. Anyways, apart from the name, HTC has done a pretty great job with the device and it surely deserves to be the flagship from HTC for the current generation. Here’s everything you need to know about the All new HTC One and decide if this will be your next smartphone or not.

Moto360 – Motorola's Android Wear Smart Watch

Google recently announced its new project, that completely focuses on Wearables, called ‘Android Wear’. There’s no surprise that this year’s Google I/O will be interesting and the primary focus will be on the Android Wear. The Android Wear was announced on March 18, 2014 and Within no time, Motorola and LG announced their Wearable devices, namely, Moto360 and G Watch respectively. In this post we shall be talking about the facts that you should know about the Moto360!

HTC One 2014 (M8) vs HTC One 2013 (M7) Specs Comparison

The All new HTC One is here after a long wait and numerous teasers and leaks, but how well does it stand against the previous gen HTC One in terms of specs? Here’s a simple comparison based on specs between the new and the old HTC One. HTC One (2014) HTC One (2013) Display 5.

4 Things You Should Definitely Think Before Buying Moto G

The recent craze which has emerged in countries like India, which witnessed the Moto G being announced has increased Motorola’s revenue exponentially as the budget phone fits nearly everyone’s pocket and offers decent specifications for a daily user, with the latest version of Android (Android KitKat v4.4.2). If you are going to but the new Moto G any time soon, I recommend you to glimpse through the following features mentioned, which might trouble you afterwards.

How to hide your 'Last Seen', Profile Picture and Status on WhatsApp for Android and iOS devices?

WhatsApp was recently acquired by the social media giant, Facebook and as expected, many changed followed. The one that gained a lot of attention across the globe was the introduction of hiding your Last Seen, Profile Picture and Status on the Android and iOS devices. In case you find any difficulty in understanding the steps, you can let us know in the comments section below the post. For Android Devices Alphabetically, Android first.

Facebook DeepFace: Facial Recognition at a new level

Though facial recognition is a modern technology that aims at the replacement of normal typed passwords, it is not quite in vogue. The reason is also genuine, ‘It is not so accurate’. So to overcome this issue, Facebook is further developing its facial verification technology to make it nearly as accurate as the human eye. Very soon, the social networking giant may be able to recognize your face just as precisely as you can!

How to get Rs. 200 for free to spend in India?

We love shopping for sure, and we love free stuff even more. Taking that advantage, some companies are targeting advertising and marketing on these principles of giving users some money to spend and loyalty rewards. We’ll talk about one such app in this post and also guide you through to get Rs. 200 to spend around you. This new app is currently limited to India, and specifically has high reach in Delhi NCR region Here’s how to get Rs.

Beats by Dre Mixr On-Ear DJ Headphones Review

Beats Mixr, that’s right! This time we’ll be reviewing the DJ headphones of one of the top most brands in the world of Music. Beats Mixr were launched back in 2012 and were advertised as being DJ Headphones . The Mixr line was revised in 2013 but the only change being the new colour options. This review will be from an average consumer’s point of view. What’s In The Box –

BlackBerry Messenger soon to be available for Windows Phone Devices

BBM – a messaging platform from BlackBerry that a few weeks back made the jump to iOS and Android – is on its way to the Windows Phone, this summer. Yes, the Canadian company, BlackBerry Ltd. has finally announced that will make its BBM Messaging tool available to Microsoft Corporation’s Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in a move to widen the user base. [ads2] Stephen Elop made this announcement on February 24, 2014 into the Nokia press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 held at Barcelona, Spain.

BlackBerry Messenger soon to be available for Android Gingerbread devices

There had been several requests made by Android Gingerbread users around the globe to make BlackBerry Messenger available for their devices. Congratulations! BlackBerry heard those requests and has finally announced that BlackBerry Messenger will now be available for Gingerbread (v2.3.3+) devices too! The Canadian company plans to launch an external beta for the update today ahead of the official release next month. [ads2] BlackBerry Messengerlaunched on iOS and Android way back in October 2013.

BlackBerry Q5 now available at a special price of Rs. 19,990

Keeping up with the festive spirit, BlackBerry announced a New Year Bonanza offer for its popular BlackBerry Q5 smartphone. Under this offering, customers can now purchase BlackBerry Q5 smartphone at just Rs. 19,990. The BlackBerry Q5 is available in three colors, red, white and black. The attractive offering on BlackBerry Q5 is in line with BlackBerry’s commitment towards the Indian market and will help the brand to reach out to more potential customers.

How to enable Facebook comment replies on any Profile?

Facebook rolled out comment replies on pages and for profiles with greater than 10,000 followers. But, not everyone has that many followers, right? Recently, Facebook also rolled this feature out for the residents of New Zealand. Hmm, that sound like we can do something for everyone. Facebook is slow at rolling out updates. When I say slow, I mean, really slow. Here’s a method to enable comment replies on your Facebook profile.

Getting started with SEO: The tools you need to know

Search Engine Optimization, also popularly known as SEO, is something we all do and we all should do to make our website/blog rank better in search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. We always chuck a lot of things in the process of better SEO for our blog or website, but what are the basic and the most efficient tools for that? SEO is not straight and must be done correctly, targeting is another important thing.

PlayStation 4 vs PlayStation 3, here's the comparison – Is PS4 worth buying? Or sit back with PS3?

Well, Christmas is just 5 days from now and gamers from all over the world would be plugging into their gaming rigs these vacations. The reason we are here today is one of our readers asking us to do a comparison between the newly launched PlayStation 4 and the former console, the PlayStation 3. The advantage the gamers have is that they can still choose to buy the former gaming console as Sony has not yet discontinued its manufacturing.

PlayStation 4 launched in India for Rs 39,990

So finally, after months of wait, we’ll soon be having PlayStation 4 in India. Sony, yet again, is at an advantage over Microsoft. The first right step they took was launching their product before another awaited product, the Xbox One. The second being launching the PlayStation 4 in much more countries. Microsoft has only made it’s next generation Xbox One available in select countries. And most of the other countries will be seeing it in mid or late 2014.

GOSF, India's Cyber Monday, got extended by 1 day. Here's our take on deals.

GOSF, Great Online Shopping Festival, is an initiative by Google and this makes the Cyber Monday or Black Friday of India. The most reputed online sellers, infact all online retailers, take part and give great discounts to the users. GOSF got extended by one day, this is the latest news in terms of shopping and deals. GOSF began on 10th December 2013 and was scheduled to end on 13th December 2013 but got extended to 14th December 2013.

Bitstrips, the hated Facebook spam, backs $3 Million in Funding

You know Bitstrips? Probably yes. Did you know when it came out on Facebook and Mobile platforms? Just 2 months ago. Within this time span, it takes the top spot on App Store and our hate lists, all this without any promotion. Bitstrips is ranked #1 in 40 countries and 90 countries in Entertainment category. For those who don’t know what Bitstrips is, it is a new way of online interaction based on comics starring you and your friends.

Apple launches its '12 Days of Gifts' application in the Indian Store

Are you an India iProduct owner? If yes, Apple has an interesting deal for all of you, just like the last year. Apple is bringing the “12 Days of Gifts” (previously known as “12 Days of Christmas”) application to the India App Store for the first time. The offer starts on 26th December 2013, and will continue till 6th January 2014. The only disappointment last year was the offer being limited to a few countries, but this time Apple has made it big.

Qualcomm wants every smartphone to have LTE, announcing the Snapdragon 410

Qualcomm recently announced their Snapdragon 410 processor, their first 64-bit mobile processor. Qualcomm describes the shift to 64-bit as supporting ‘the transition to the next-generation of mobile operating systems.’ “We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 price point with the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Snapdragon 410 chipset will also be the first of many 64-bit capable processors as Qualcomm Technologies helps lead the transition of the mobile ecosystem to 64-bit processing.

[Video] Nexus 5: Unboxing and Overview

Disclaimer: The device used in this video/post is under sole responsibility/ownership of the author. “Virtuaniz” as an entity has no rights on the device. We all love smartphones and we know the importance of Nexus devices in this world. Here we have the unboxing of the Nexus 5. Nexus 5 is the successor of Nexus 4. Here are the quick specifications of Nexus 5: Height 137.9mm Width 69.

Blackberry Z30: Pre Review and Event Conclusion

BlackBerry, a Canadian phone manufacturer, has declined over the years. The only hope for BlackBerry was the BlackBerry OS 10 which is based on the QNX platform. People bought a BlackBerry device only for BBM even after BBOS 10, which failed miserably in the consumer market. Recently, Blackberry also launched BBM for Android and iOS which made buying a BlackBerry even more useless. But still BlackBerry think they can come back to the market, and they are not wrong until they have enough cash to keep going.

BlackBerry Q5 – Review

Till now BlackBerry has focused more on business smartphones, but this new series that features the new BlackBerry OS 10 has completely changed the way people used to look at BlackBerry’s smartphones. The new smartphones are smart, sporty and made for the youth. BlackBerry was known as the king of keyboards, and yes, BlackBerry has kept the name by giving its users a perfect keyboard, that is perfect in every sense.

Sachin Tendulkar's Retirement Speech – Goodbye Master!

We’re not a Sports Blog, neither we currently write about cricket, or sports in general. But we’re based in India and cricket is a religion in India and Sachin Tendulkar is its God! Hence we couldn’t resist ourselves from share some beautiful memorizes from his last test match. Here’s the video of his Retirement Speech – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfCBWUkWzXM And here’s the text version of his Retirement Speech – “Friends please settle down, I’ll get more emotional!

Find your Friends Rank on Facebook

I am pretty sure that all of you use Facebook, and many of you in a way that you can’t live without it. Facebook has become a part of our lives, let it be anything. But, did you know that Facebook ranks all your friends? Yes, Facebook ranks all your friends based on personal experiences. Facebook explains it as “indication of the length of the edge between you and the friend” and only Facebook know what that means.

enLabyrinth v1.0 Conclusion [Question and Answers with crack]

enLabyrinth v1.0 was our version 1 of online cryptic treasure hunt. We had 2300+ people playing enLabyrinth v1.0 and it was an amazing experience for us and for everyone. Winners: Aku Minaj – India – Lumia 520 Harpreet Singh – India – Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse Amit Thakur – India – Karbonn Smart Tab 2 Kudos to the winners! [ads2] We won’t let anyone go without getting anything.

Virtuaniz presents enLabyrinth v1.0, begins on 1st November

After this journey of bringing you the latest and the greatest news in the world of technology, we are moving forward to present you the next level with an online treasure hunt. Here we present you enLabyrinth v1.0! enLabyrinth is an online treasure hunt where you have to answer questions to earn points and level up. The person on the top of the leaderboard at the time of conclusion will be awarded the prizes.

Leaked MOGA Ace Power – Gaming Controller for iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S

Well the most important reason why iOS 7 was a treat for gamers was the added support for a gamepad. Though it doesn’t like much of the companies are currently interested in making one except ClamCase, yet another company named MOGA also seems to be coming up with one such controller.   MOGA Ace Power with 1800mAh battery pic.twitter.com/Bs9mwJFX4i — @evleaks (@evleaks) October 25, 2013   Serial leaker @evleaks tweeted images of the controller which appears to be compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.

Liveblog from the BlackBerry launch of Z30

As we reported earlier, Blackberry is hosting the India launch of Z30 in Delhi. And we are live blogging it. The live updates will start as soon as the event starts. The event is expected to start at 11:30 AM IST. Watch out this space. The liveblog tips – 1. Don’t refresh the page – new posts update in real time 2. New posts will show up on top of the page

BlackBerry Z30 launch in India – 24 October

Blackberry is organizing an event in Delhi, India for the launch of Z30, at least we expect that. Blackberry has sent out invites for the events to every major press institution. Looking at the invite and other things, we are pretty sure that it is for the Z30. We’ll be there to cover the event for you! Yes, we will be there blogging live to get you the latest updates on the event.

Tt eSPORTS Theron Gaming Mouse – Review

[starlist][/starlist]If you’ve been a gamer and have been using a gaming mouse, you know how awesome gaming experience becomes. Indeed, Theron Gaming mouse by Tt eSPORTS is an exceptional gaming rig that can take your gaming experience to a next level. There are some basic features that you must look into before buying a gaming mouse. First, the design. A gaming mouse must be comfortable, these days most of the gaming mice have a funky look, yet they are comfortable.

Facebook now allows 'Teens' to post publicly

Facebook, so far, didn’t allow people under 18 years of age to make public posts. Recently Facebook made all the profiles on Facebook publicly searchable, and now Facebook announced that Teens (13 to 17) will be allowed to post publicly if they want to. Tough, their default privacy options will start from “Friends” only. Facebook is rolling this out to most of the parts of the world now, started with the US.

Recommended iOS 7 settings for a longer battery life

The number of iOS 7 users are gradually increasing day by day, and with the increase in the number of users there seems to be increasing reports about the poor battery life. Here we’ll be discussing some general ways which can increase the battery life by some percentage. 1. Turn off Automatic updatesiOS 7’s automatic updates keep running all the time in the background without you noticing it. I know, it’s really important to keep some of the applications updated, but if you’re going out somewhere and you’re not sure if you’ll be able to recharge your phone there, turning this Automatic Updates really help.

iPhone 5S vs Moto X

After Motorola was taken over by Google over a year ago, Moto was expected to be the next Nexus smartphone. However, Google retained the brand’s identity to deliver the Moto X handset with mid-range specifications. Compact and stylish, and armed with a powerful battery, the Moto X is ready to rub shoulders with the iPhone 5. With a lot of premium and useful features, is it any match for its cousin, the iPhone 5S, the newest offering from the Apple basket?

iPhone 5s: First Impressions

I’ve had the iPhone 5s for four days now and it’s by far the most seamless mobile experience I’ve ever enjoyed. From the high-powered processor to the beautifully optimised iOS7, I find it hard to fault Apple’s latest handset. So this is a little run-down on how I’ve found the latest iteration of Cupertino construction. The fingerprint scanner has probably been the most contentious aspect of the new phone and why wouldn’t it be?

[UPDATE] BlackBerry BBM for Android is here and here's how to install it

UPDATE: Blackberry has stopped the roll-out of the BBM app “because it caused issues”. Blackberry also said that there were 1.1 Million installs for the APK. Blackberry Messenger (a.k.a. BBM) was set to release on Android and iOS today. Seems like the app is live on Apple App Store but still not there on the Play Store. Blackberry employs have confirmed this and the cause is said to be the delay in app verification from Google’s side.

GoDaddy acquires Afternic from NameMedia

Afternic is a aftermarket domain selling arena to sell your domains. GoDaddy is one of the biggest domain registrars in the market. GoDaddy is buying Afternic from NameMedia, it is expected to make the process of buying already registered domain easier.   NameMedia still owns business of new domain registrations and the deal is just for the Afternic after sale market. Both NameMedia and GoDaddy is expected to benefit. [divider]

iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, which one is a better deal?

Few days back, Apple revealed its two most awaited smartphones, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. With the endless rumors (iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C)making these phones popular even before its launch, can finally rest in peace as we can finally see them in the limelight. Apple announcing two smartphones, seems to have confused the users about which device they should go for. The iPhone 5S is Apple’s lavish and a high end smartphone that exhibits a unique class, premium built, fingerprint sensor and much more.

Nexus 5 (or the new Nexus) images spotted in FCC filings

There were previous leaks about the Nexus 5 from @evleaks saying that the code name could be D820/D821 which are very similar to the one of the LG G2 (D800). Sometime later, @evleaks tweeted that D820/D821 can just be another variant of the G2. @evleaks is known for its very accurate leaks. This time, @evleaks has a confusion and posted another tweet saying that they may be wrong (about D820 being a variant of G2).

Why iPhone 5 could've been a better choice than iPhone 5c?

We witnessed the launch of iPhone 5c a couple of days ago and Apple showed us exactly what was rumoured. Another news that captured the attention of many was Apple announcing it’s discontinuity of the previous flagship – the iPhone 5, it is now replaced by the colorful plastic toys, also called the iPhone 5c. Though Apple has kept its promise of announcing a ‘cheaper’ and ‘affordable’ iPhone. But, a plastic body, seriously?

Sony Announces PS Vita Slim and PS Vita TV

Sony has struck again and this time with two new variants of its portable beast, PlayStation Vita. The first variant is known as PlayStation Vita Slim. As the name suggests this one is going to be 20 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter. But don’t get excited just now, it also has couple of other changes too! The slim version will have 1GB of built-in storage, Micro USB charging, and an all-new LCD display.

BlackBerry Q5 – First Impressions

BlackBerry Q5 is BlackBerry’s cheapest phone running on QNX 10.1 (BlackBerry 10). BlackBerry Q5 can be referred to as the cheaper version of BlackBerry Q10, which was heavily priced, with a price tag of Rs. 42,000. This, BlackBerry Q5 is much affordable and costs Rs. 25,000. It seems like BlackBerry wants to deliver its new OS BB10 to as many people around the world, hence coming up with this new smartphone.

Champagne Coloured iPhone snaps leaked

You might be able to get your hands on a golden iPhone come September. Leaked snaps of Apple’s upcoming handset seem to show a champagne-tinted blower, posted on Japanese mag website ASCII Plus. The photo shows the shiny new chassis set alongside the standard black and white models, and the images seem pretty legit. This news isn’t exactly surprising as there’s already been much talk of a budget iPhone 5C, set to come in an array of bright candy hues.

15 Tips to save Battery on Android

These days we are surrounded with the android mobile phones with affordable prices. Battery backup is the main concern of these phones as for many reasons they are not up to the mark. When we check the features of a mobile while purchasing, battery performance is one among the important specifications. Here we are presenting some tips to boost up your mobile’s battery life: Decrease the brightness: To give your battery a long life minimizes its brightness as it is the reason for poor battery life.

Why mobile web design has become the important for SEO?

The most appealing part of the responsive web design is that the website can offer a great user-experience of the people all over the world, irrespective of the screen sizes and the devices. It is an important characteristic as it is not possible to develop different websites depending on different screen sizes to offer a better searching experience to users. A site that has the ability to perform well regardless of the entire variable will be able to provide the best and consistent user-experience than a separate mobile site.

Canon EOS 1100D – An affordable camera for enthusiast

I was thinking of buying an inexpensive camera with multiple features that would help me with various types of photography. I truly found the task very daunting, but definitely helpful for my search. Well, this was my find, the Canon EOS 1100D, which is very affordable and futuristic as well. Even If you have not used a SLR camera before, you will find this model quite comfortable to use. I liked it for the price and the features that you get at this price tag.

Best smartphones collection, under Rs. 10,000

Hello friends! I’m really tired of suggesting phones, especially when everyone asks the same question – “Best smartphone under 10k?” So, here’s it. My list of the top smartphones under Rs. 10,000. 1. Nokia Lumia 520 – Rs. 9,690 [Buy] This had to be on the top of the list. Definitely a great phone, and yes – I own it. No problem till date, in the past one and a half month of usage.

How to take a backup of your Tweets

I see so many users tweeting every moment. Some even have 10,000+ tweets. So, here we’ll be discussing how to take a backup of all your tweets in a systematic and organized way. Step 1 Login to your Twitter Account and then navigate to the Settings page. Have a look at the image below – Step 2 Click on “Download Archive”. After clicking on the button, you’ll have to wait for sometime, Twitter shall email you the download link to your archive.

Lumia 625: Big and Small at the same time

Nokia, the mastermind behind Lumia, released another smartphone under its Lumia series with a budget price tag, the Lumia 625. This is a budget oriented smartphone with a massive screen (comparing to Lumia series) of 4.7″ with WVGA resolution resulting a ppi of 201 which, in fact, is low. Tough, Nokia included the super-sensitive touch technology to the device. Specs: OS: Windows Phone 8 Display: 4.7″ inch WVGA Display Battery: 2000 mAh

Microsoft share of web devices has plummeted since 2009

Microsoft is no longer king of the playground as new research shows that only 25% of web devices now run Microsoft operating systems. This figure is a stark contrast to the data we received in 2009, revealing that 90% of devices that connect to the internet ran on MS OS. “Microsoft may yet manage to turn Windows tablets and phones into products with meaningful market share, but it will never be dominant again,” says industry analyst Ben Evans.

Best alternatives to Google Adsense

Well, yeah. I see so many bloggers and web designers not being able to monetize their blog or websites, just because they think Google Adsense is the only way by which they can do it. No, it’s not. We have a good list of companies that shall let you earn from your blog or website. We’ll be discussing the best among the lot here – 1. Infolinks I’ll rank it best in the lot of “Best alternatives to Google Adsense” as far as text advertisements are concerned.

HTC One mini

HTC is finally back in business by making HTC One. HTC One is considered one of the best smartphones in the market, but not everyone can afford it. HTC, like any other company, knows about it and released a ‘cheaper’ version of the device, with “no compromise”; The HTC One mini. HTC One mini, is just same in looks and on-board software, little small in form-factor tough. On the inside, it packs a Snapdragon 400 1.

Samsung Galaxy NX Review

Samsung picked the Android OS because it was their only real choice. They could not pick the iOS because it is exclusive to Apple products. The Windows operating system is also more closely associated with Microsoft funded devices, and has fewer apps. So, Samsung chose the Android operating system that was created by Google. Luckily, it worked out very well with their Galaxy range, and so they have now introduced the Android OS to their new Galaxy NX system.

Nokia Lumia 1020 revealed

Nokia wowed the tech world yesterday by dropping the latest Lumia handset. The Lumia 1020, clad in a black-and-yellow unibody, is their most camera-centric device yet. In fact, it might even be its only unique selling point when it comes to competing with the other high-end smartphones on the market. The next iteration of Lumia stays true to form as it once more rocks a 41-megapixel Pureview lens. They’ve also added a feature called “zoom reinvented”, which lets you zoom in and out without losing image quality…after you’ve taken the photo.

Take a look at these redesigned iOS 7 apps

It’s been almost a month since WWDC and i can still hear the Android fan’s victorious laughter in proximity. There have been a lot of news surrounding virtually every nook and corner of iOS 7. Every decision has been analysed and debated. Arguments were made and wars were reignited. Some love that Apple finally made changed a 6 year old OS, some are not happy with the feature set, some think the home screen looks like it was designed by primary school kids and some threw up at the sight of the jarring purple icons.

Low-cost 'rainbow-phones' rumoured for Apple

Apple is reportedly tasting the rainbow this week, as rumours emerge regarding a new coloured iPhone range. Chinese tech site WeiPhone leaked an image of the alleged chassis that is set to bring some life back to the arguably stale iPhone. The new casing definitely looks more plasticky, which makes us think this could be the long-rumoured budget iPhone range. The photo shows three colour variants of the device; yellow, pink, and green.

iPad Apps for business leading

Why follow when you can lead? Applications allow you to remain in constant contact with your business. They can help to elevate you above all of the businesses who are just working 9 to 5. This is especially handy if you are running a retail or eCommerce business, as trade does not stop at 5pm when you are online. Your web metrics will show you that retail websites are accessed the most at 11am, and that eCommerce websites are accessed more after 7pm.

Get the most of your Rooted Android Phone – Sound Enhancement

  So you did a couple of hours of research, called some friends, made some forum posts and finally rooted your Android phone. Congratulations, it all worked out for you. Now you have more power over the device you own to customize/enhance it just to your liking. Stock firmware doesn’t seem worthy of a rooted phone. This Guide will feature all the awesome tweaks you can use to enhance sound on your Android phone.

What can we expect of Micromax Canvas 4?

Here we bring to you the top 5 expected features from Canvas 4. See what all features are expected from this much hyped phone. Micromax has surely gained much hype these days with its declaration of the new Smartphone – Canvas 4. With its tagline saying “Can life be endless?”, experts and customers guess different meanings some saying that it will be there with massive battery while others say something else.

Micromax Canvas 4 pre-orders begin at Rs. 5000

Were you really anticipated for the new Micromax Canvas 4? You will be glad to hear that company has started taking online order. You can pre-book the phone by paying Rs 5,000. Once the product goes official, you can pay off the remaining amount without any interest. And incase, you don’t wish to stick with the device, you can claim for a refund. The price of the phone will be announced on the 8th of July, 2013, the company website says.

NBA Live 14 to be limited to the next-gen consoles

NBA fans are surely disappointed as EA Sports didn’t produce a single NBA Live game in the past three years. But here comes a good news, with some bad news too. EA Sports has confirmed that it’s NBA Live 14 will be coming out this fall, but will only be limited to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The developer said in a press announcement, “NBA LIVE 14 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this fall and will usher in a new era of basketball on next-generation consoles.

A look at Windows 8.1 Preview

Microsoft is having a very mixed kind of response on Windows 8, most of the things that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 were new and sort of an experiment. Will all the responses the the huge Windows community worldwide, Microsoft is fixing all the things that consumers didn’t like in Windows 8, from low personalization options to developer related backend stuff. Also, Microsoft seems to be loving their RT Surface a lot, Microsoft has also released the Windows 8.

Facebook's new Login Page

Facebook is here with a new login page which is a lot more attractive and beautiful than the previous one. I know the previous was very simple and yet powerful but the new login page is more attractive. Have a look: Nothing new added, as such. Just a new background with users’ photos and a thicker top navigation bar. The ‘Sign Up’ section which used to be in the right hand side earlier is now center aligned.

Instant messaging apps for Windows Phone

A recent study by research firm informed on the consumption of text message vs Instant messages suggests that Text messages are now less popular than instant messages. In 2012, almost 19 bn instant message were sent in comparison to 17.6 bn SMS. An important reason for this is because of flexibility offered by instant messaging apps to send images, files, and multimedia, etc. apart from text, while SMS can only send texts.

Playstation 3 Firmware 4.45 locks users devices

Sony’s PS3 is still one of the good console gaming devices in the market. While Sony is releasing its PS4 to the public, it tried to update the previous gen PS3 too. But this update failed miserably locking the users out of their devices. Sony recently pushed a new firmware to users of PS 3, and many of the users are reporting that this is locking their devices. Anyhow, many users are not experiencing this.

Micromax Canvas 4 teased

Micromax Canvas HD, also known as the Micromax Canvas 3 is now seeing a downfall in sales. No doubt, that there are several good smartphones in the same range. But, Micromax seems to be ready with it’s new flagship – The Micromax Canvas 4. The company has earlier declined about the manufacturing of Canvas Pro HD. The manufacturer has released a teaser for their upcoming smartphone, which says “Can life be endless?

Facebook to reveal the 'big idea' on June 20

Facebook already surprise many by the addition of hashtags on the popular Social Network. Facebook is now inviting press companies and journalists to attend the mystery event on June 20 at its Menlo Park, California Headquarters. The invitation sent, according to ABC News, says: “A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product.” Facebook has denied to reveal any more information about the event.

Google reveals "balloon-powered internet"

So what is Google’s latest reveal? Balloon-powered internet. Their latest brainchild, dubbed Project Loon, is set to bring internet access to millions of people across the globe, particularly those who do not currently benefit from cabled connectivity. The way the project works is that a number of balloons are sent up into the stratosphere, at which point they can rise or lower in altitude to allow steering through wind direction. Whilst up there, the “loons” will be able to receive and transfer internet signals across to each other, creating a network of access in those hard-to-reach places.

How to install iOS 7 Beta?

Apple Fanboy? Can’t wait for the official release of their latest OS, the iOS 7? Here we bring an installation guide by which you will be able to use the iOS 7 before everyone does. As we know, iOS 7 Beta is already available for Developers and you need a UDID verified device for that. It’ll cost you about $8 to get that done. So, if you already have an iDevice which is compatible with iOS 7, you’re at the right place.

Hashtags on Facebook announced

Facebook, has finally given out some information on it’s much awaited feature – The hashtags, which was reported in mid-March, have a look at the rumor. In the blog which announced their new feature, Facebook has announced that users will get something similar to the existing services, such as Instagram, Twitter and other social networks. When the user hits on the hashtag, he/she will get an entire feed associated with it.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Officially Announced

After so many rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom, its now official. This seems like the S4 Mini with a bulky camera at the back. The phone features a 10x optical zoom lens in front of its 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a Xenon flash for adding some extra light to your images. This version of S4 has a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) Super Amoled display and 1.5GHz dual-core processor, runs Android 4.

A look at OS X Mavericks

Apple has announced the next version of Mac OS X at the keynote for WWDC 2013. The next version called as OS X Mavericks (10.9) comes with some new features and improves on the already present ones. Lets have a look at what it has to offer us. iBooks As one of the feature brought from iOS to OS X, the iBooks on OS X looks mostly the same as it’s on iOS.

iOS 7 unveiled at WWDC 2013

Apple has unveiled the much awaited iOS 7 at this years WWDC. This time iOS 7 has experienced the biggest change since the introduction of iPhone. The iOS 7 comes with a refined user interface this time which sports flat icons, new fonts, translucent bars, a redesigned slide to unlock screen, a slide up control panel. It also boasts a new card based multitasking feature which has a 3D interface. This time Apple has introduced the multitasking feature for all the apps.

WWDC 2013 Live Blog

Hello People, We bring to your the live event coverage of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference 2013. Have a look at what you can expect at this event.

What to expect from this year's WWDC?

As we all know that Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference is scheduled for today, i.e, 10th June 2013 at 22:30 IST. We have heard a lot of rumors regarding what Apple will be putting up at it’s Keynote. Here we present you the glimpse of all the possible surprises. 1. iOS 7 Well, a WWDC without a new iOS will be dry. Server logs have already revealed iPhones and iPads running the platform as Apple tests to ensure it’s ready to launch.

Windows Phone leaked screenshots reveal the Notification Center

The only noticeable feature that wasn’t available in Windows Phones series was the ‘Notifications’. Though it did gave an indication immediately after the phone is unlocked. Recent screenshot leak of Windows Phone indicate that Microsoft has added the ‘Notification Center’ in it’s Operating System, which users around the globe were looking forward to. According to the screenshots, we can get to know the Operating System version, i.e., 12084.WPMAIN(wpbldlab).20130509-1407, which means that it was compiled on 9th May 2013.

Welcome the Windows 8.1

Here we are, with the first glimpse at the Windows 8.1, a free update to Microsoft’s Windows 8 which is expected to be available this autumn. Comparing it with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 still has the Start screen (the Metro UI). It is, however, a more customizable Start screen. Microsoft has added two new sized tiles: a double height tile, which shall allow apps to show more information a smaller tile size, which shall allow apps to be compressed Microsoft has definitely made some interesting customizable changes in the Metro UI, such as more options for the Start screen background and colors, including animated backgrounds and the option to use the same background as used on the desktop.

Facebook to withdraw Facebook Credits API

Facebook has announced that the Facebook Credits API will not be available anymore following September 12, 2013. Facebook said that they are transitioning the Canvas Game developers to Local currency API. The Local currency API originally announced in June, 2012 allows the developer to flexibly price their goods in any region specific currency, at arbitrary price points. The local currency payments system brings a number of changes like:

Google patents facial gesture security for Android

Google has filed a patent that will allow Android phones to be unlocked through facial recognition software. The patent describes a feature that compares “facial landmarks” from an initial image and a secondary image. It will require the user to perform a facial gesture such as sticking their tongue out, and will base the authentication of the user on this. This two-step verification checks that the user appears to be the same as the device owner, and also performs the correct gesture saved to the device.

Casio G-Shock Smart [6900 AB]: Review

Though the Casio Smart-Gshocks had hit the US stores in January only, the Indian markets could get a taste of these only from the month of May onwards. Casio launched the two variants of Smart-G Shocks namely the G-Shock 6900 AB and the G-Shock 5600 AB in the month of May in India. After using the G-Shock 6900 AB for a month, I am ready to tell you guys the Pros and Cons of the Watch.

Sony not to charge any fee in order to play Pre-Owned Games on the PS4‏

So here is something that is definitely going to cheer up a hell lot of gamers. While Microsoft has chosen the “road not taken ” by levying activation fee on pre-owned Xbox One games, Sony has stuck to the more favorable and the good old tradition of not levying any such fee. This confirmation came when Kotaku approached Sony and asked the question about this topic. Sony’s reply then pointed them towards the statement made by Sony studio chief Shuhei Yoshida back in February.

Graphene to make image sensors "1000 times more sensitive to light"

Graphene, the wonder material, strikes again as Singapore scientists claim they have developed an image sensor that is 1000 times more sensitive to light than the standard camera sensor on the market today. The new sensors are also alleged to use ten times less energy than traditional light-capturing sensors, and will be up to five times cheaper than the ones we have available right now. This is exciting news for the smartphone and camera markets, as the sensors could drive down some of the heftier price tags we currently see.

Glass won't use facial recognition, says Google

Google have updated their Glass developer guidelines to disallow facial recognition apps for their high-tech eye-wear. The post expressly forbids applications that will allow the identification of anyone other than the Glass user. The update reads as follows: “Don’t use the camera or microphone to cross-reference and immediately present personal information identifying anyone other than the user, including use cases such as facial recognition and voice print. Applications that do this will not be approved at this time.

Kim Dotcom gets access to all the data seized during Police Raid

It indeed has been a long time since Megaupload.com had been seized during the Police Raid, including all the data. Recently, Kim Dotcom,the founder of the popular file storage and sharing service Megaupload.com, has hit a small victory. Kim has now been given access to all the data which had been seized then. Until now, the entrepreneur had no access to any of the computers, hard drives or documents that authorities confiscated during the Raid in January 2012.

HTC One Google Edition gets a release date

The much awaited HTC One Google Edition has now recieved a launch date. The phone will be made available through the Google’s own Play Store by June 26 with a price tag of $599. With this price tag and launch date, the HTC One will collide head to head with the Google Edition of Samsung Galaxy S4. Both the phones are the Flagships of their respective Company’s and our massive powerhouses.

Moto X will be made in US, says Motorola CEO

At the D11, Motorola’s CEO, Dennis Woodside confirmed that the company is indeed working on their flagship device and will be called the Moto X. The smartphone will be made in the US and will have a OLED screen. “We know when it’s in your pocket, we know when it’s in your hand, it’s going to know when you want to take a picture and fire up the cameras” – Dennis Woodside, Motorola CEO

Apple CEO, Tim Cook hints release of a wearable device

At a time when Google Inc. Is all set to release its wearable Google Glasses to the consumer market, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple has hinted that Apple may release a wearable computing device too. Apple is world famous for its products like iPod, iPhone and iPad which has proved to be a game changer in the Mobile and Tablet market. But now when Samsung and other companies have taken the top spot in the Mobile market, Apple is struggling to get its position back in the market and to boost its revenues.

Facebook announces verified profiles and pages

Following the paths of twitter and Google+ , Facebook has also launched verified pages and profiles. In this new system a tick mark will appear following the page/profile name. The tick mark is also visible in the Search. Facebook will be extending this feature to Public Figures, Buisnesses, Bands, Government Officials and Journalists. Like Twitter, Facebook will also be verifying Accounts Proactively but users cannot request for a verified account.

Gmail gets tabs, aims to categorize your inbox

We all get different types of emails like messages from friends, partners, advertisers, etc. All these mails compete to get our attention and due to this we often miss on some important mails. To solve this problem Google has redesigned Gmail so that we can easily have a look on the more important mails rather than to search for them in your cluttered Mailbox. In the Desktop view your inbox groups your mails into categories which will appear as different tabs.

Sony's Xperia Z Tablet launched in India – Overview

Yes, the Sony’s lightest, thinnest, water-proof Android 4.1.2 tablet had now been officially launched today in India. Ofcourse, we had seen the tablet in the Mobile World Congress. The 10.1 inched Sony Xperia Z tablet is 6.9 mm tablet is said to be the world’s thinnest tablet. The tablet sports a 10.1 inched 1080p display with Sony’s mobile Bravia Engine. The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16⁄32 GB of internal storage.

Playstation 4 wins over Xbox One in the poll

The PS4 seems set to trump the Xbox One in the upcoming console clash of the titans. A recent Twitter poll by Gamespot.com found PS4 enthusiasts with 88% of the vote share, compared to the Xbox One crowd’s relatively lackluster 12%. The gaming news-site’s poll encourages users to tweet using the hash-tag phrases #gamespotps4 or #gamespotxbox to mark their allegiance. The webpage also comes with a world map shaded blue (PS4) or green (Xbox One) to show popularity in individual countries.

Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus listed on Micromax's website

Heard about the Micromox Canvas 2’s successor? Yeah, they were true. Micromax has finally listed the successor to their Canvas 2, the Micromax Canvas 2 Plus on their website costing Rs. 12,100. While the most of the specifications as that of Micromax’s Canvas 2. Just that, it has been upgraded from 1 GHz processor to a 1.2 GHz processor. Even the RAM in Micromax Canvas 2 has been upgraded to 1GB.

5 Must-have Android Apps for Indian users

Android has redefined the world of mobiles; it brought smartness to the phones through apps, which were thought to be used just for calling and messaging purposes. Add to the fact that Android mobiles are available across all price-points, shapes and sizes, apps have become hugely popular concept. With more than 700,000 apps in the Play store, it is difficult to find what extremely useful apps. That’s why we bring this article of must-have Android apps for users in India-

Samsung Launches Galaxy Grand Quattro

Samsung has now launched the latest edition to it’s hit Galaxy series. The new Galaxy phone is known as the Grand Quattro. The thing that is special about this phone is that not only it is Dual SIM, it houses a powerful 1.2 Ghz Quadcore processor. The phone runs on Google’s Android Jelly Bean 4.1 coupled with 1GB of RAM and is powered by a 2000 mAH battery. The phone also comes loaded with some fancy features such as Continuous Shot, Best Photo and has Motion UI and Samsung’s own ChatOn messenger.

Google Maps, the new Beginning

This year, Google I/O was amazing. Lots of new announcements and a way too much innovation. But one of the best thing to be announced was the new Google Maps! Its just new groundbreaking technology that you will just love. Its a complete redesign over the past things. The new UI is just so smooth and appealing that you will tend to use it every time even if you don’t want to.

Microsoft unveils the new Xbox, Xbox One

Eight years before, the Xbox 360 was launched. And yesterday, we witnessed the announcement of an all new gaming console by Microsoft, “Xbox One”. Here is the event roundup, highlighting all the features that were unveiled by Microsoft is yesterday’s event. “Where all of your entertainment comes alive in one place” says Xbox Head, Don Mattrick. Specifications 500 GB Hard Drive Storage 8GB of RAM 8-core x86-64 processor Built-in Blu-ray DVD player Standard Kinect with every Xbox One Kinect redesign with larger field of view, includes 1080p HD Camera, enhanced gesture recognition and improved array microphones for voice control Gaming Controller redesigned.

Samsung Galaxy S4 set to hit 10 million sales

The fourth iteration of Samsung’s flagship handset is set to hit 10 million sales by next week, the Korean electronics company reports. “We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week,” Samsung CEO Shin Jong-kyun told reports on Thursday. The immensely powerful S4 boasts a massive 1080p display, two quad-core chips pushing clock speeds of 1.9GHz, 2GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of internal storage.

Google Drive now gives 15GB of data storage

Google Drive has unified its storage systems, allowing you to keep up to 15GB of data in one place for free. The old system only allowed you to store 10GB of data for Gmail, and another 5GB of data for Drive and Google+ Photos. The new changes mean that you can save it all together in a singular location. “With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where,” writes Clay Bavor, Director of Product Management on the Gmail team.

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones [57Y4488]

I got a pair of ThinkPad Headphones with my Lenovo ThinkPad T140. After using it for a couple of weeks, here we present a review on it. What’s inside the box? So with the Thinkpad you receive a bunch of things as pictured below: To be particular, you get the ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones, a carry pouch, two extra pairs of the rubber ear buds and a connector to connect the headphones to the mic and speaker jack of you PC.

Google announces "Play Game"

At the Google I/O 2013, Google has officially launched their new service, known as “Google Play Game” that shall now provide with a lot of new features that a developer can integrate into their Game. The following are the features packed inside the Google Play Game: Achievements: This will definitely increase the engagement and plus will be good for the ones who love the boast about their gaming skills. A good step, indeed.

Google I/O 2013 Livestream

The day is finally here. Google I/O 2013 will be kicking off today. We are expecting some great news and releases at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. Here is what we may get to see today: The all new Android 4.3 or Maybe Android 5.0 Key lime pie Google Play Games Google Babel (possibly as revamped “hangouts”) The new range of Nexus Devices Possibly, a White Nexus 4 also More on the Google TV stuff Consumer availability and pricing of Google Glass, maybe!

BlackBerry introduces BBM Channels

The BlackBerry Live Event 2013 was a massive one. We got to see a lot of things, Q5 being announced, the BlackBerry Messenger going cross-platform etc. What we’ll be talking about here is the “BlackBerry Channels”. Just another feature added to the current BlackBerry Messenger, it’ll allow users to stay in touch with the fellow users, community through BlackBerry Messenger. The new feature, ‘Channels’shall allow users to create a channel for them, for the community or a brand and it shall help them extend their social networks and other things through BlackBerry Messenger itself.

Microsoft confirms Windows Blue as Windows 8.1

Microsoft today, on the Windows Team Blog, announced that Windows Blue is Windows 8.1 and will be available for Windows 8 users for free from the Windows Store. Microsoft will probably release more information on this in the Annual Build Developer conference in June, we are waiting for more details. We have previously seen many improvements in the Windows UI from the leaked builds. This version of windows will primarily be a fix for users who don’t like Windows 8.

BlackBerry's BBM officially coming to Android and iOS

Blackberry has finally announced that BBM will be available to Android and iOS users this summer. There is pretty much nothing to say about BBM, one thing is that Blackberry might lose sales on their devices as BBM is one of the main reasons why people buy BBM. “It’s time to bring BBM to a greater audience, no matter what mobile device they carry.” Blackberry’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, said in the announcement.

Microsoft warns of new Facebook Trojan

Microsoft recently warned of a new malware that can possibly hijack a user’s Facebook profile by the means of a Chrome extension or a Firefox add-on. It has been discovered as “Trojan:JS/Febipos”. How Once the user installs the Chrome extension or Firefox add-on, the Trojan starts acting in the background. It checks whether the person is logged into Facebook. If the user is found to be logged in, it tries to download a file that consists of a list of configuration commands.

Recharge your Metro Cards online

Tired of standing in the long queues, waiting for your turn to come to get your Metro Smart Card recharged? The wait is over. Now, Delhi Metro Card Holders can get their smart cards recharged online from here.   All one needs to do is, visit the webpage and fill in the basic details such as the Smart Card ID, amount and your email address. Once the users fills in the basic details, s/he is redirected to the payment options page.

Xen Hypervisor: Running multiple OS on the same machine

Editors Note: This post targets extremely advance users and power users of linux. Please follow the steps carefully if you don’t know what you are doing. Most of us are aware of Dual-Boot or Virtualizing the OS using VMWare or VirtualBox but there are some problem with the above two techniques. In case of dual booting, if we want to move to another OS we will have to restart the whole system.

YouTube glitch asks users not to share search results

YouTube is showing this line for some searches on YouTube for some people. Experiment: There may be confidential content in your search results. Please do not share outside Google. Which sounds pretty interesting!! Anyhow, this is just a glitch and no confidential results are being displayed. This issue is now being discussed all over Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and where ever you can think. This can be because of the launch of Paid Channels today.

Xolo Play T1000 specifications leaked online

Sources say that a new device called the “Xolo Play T1000” is expected to be released this month. Here we shall be listing some specifications that were leaked by an unknown source online. The new Xolo Play T1000 is rumored to have 4.7 HD IPS OGS Display and is supposed to run on Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) which shall be powered by NVIDIA 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 Quad-core processor with ULP GeForce graphics engine.

Karbonn Titanium S2 spotted online for Rs. 10970

Karbonn, after the successful launch of S1 and S5 in the Titanium series has listed another smartphone named the Titanium S2 under the Titanium series. Well, this phone resembles the Samsung Galaxy SIII a lot and is expected to be available for pre-order at Rs 10,970 on May 14. Talking about the specifications, the new smartphones sports a display of 5-inch display with 854×480 as the pixels resolution. It is supposed to run on the Android v4.

Boost your Android Device

Editors Note: This post targets advance users. These tweaks can either boost your device performance or make it dead. Be careful while trying these. Some manufacturers already adds some tweaks based on the device for maximum performance. In today’s time where Android is ruling the smartphone world there exists a question, how to taste the full performance of your Android device which it is capable of providing? There are a lot of tweaks you can find on web, but are they really useful?

Samsung Galaxy Core announced

Yes, you heard it right. We have another Galaxy member announced, named Samsung Galaxy Core code-named I8260. This smartphone devices sports a 4.3 inches screen with a pixel resolution of 800 x 480. Powering this device is a 1.2GHz dual core processor, which is predicted to be MediaTek, along with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage and it runs on the latest version of Android, i.e, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The new Galaxy Core has two cameras, a 5MP rear camera, and the front one being a VGA.

Micromax Canvas 3D launched at Rs. 9,999

Sometime back, we had seen some leaked images of a Micromax device, then called “Canvas 3D”. Then, we didn’t have any information about the device and today we are here with the Micromax’s announcement of there new smartphone. The popular Indian smartphone manufacturer, Micromax has launched its first smartphone featuring a 3D screen, named Canvas 3D and code-named A115. This device has been very cleverly priced for Rs 9,999.. According to the company, the technology required to convert standard images into 3D format has been embedded into this smartphone and this doesn’t require any specific device, such as 3D glasses.

Overview: Firefox OS

After the period of raining tablets now its time for raining Operating Systems. Now when nearly all the major companies are targeting mobile platforms, why will Mozilla remain silent. So, here we have a new OS specifically tailored for the mobile platform. Lets have a look on what this bundle has to offer. User Interface In Firefox Operating System the entire user interface is a web application. From its first look, the interface appears to be clean and lag free.

HTC Desire U: First Look

The all new HTC Desire U comes with creative designing, fine details and good features. Value for money is guaranteed with this phone. The device is stylish and affords a good 4 inch screen which renders beautiful visuals and coloration. The device falls into the mid-range category and has some noble accessories, like the HTC travel charger to keep you energized over long travel, stereo earphones for boom and base, and your standard data cable.

Next Generation of Xbox to be revealed on 21st May

Microsoft is finally inviting people to witness the new Xbox. The event is going to take place on 21st May at Microsoft’s Xbox Redmond Campus in Washington. Microsoft says that the this will “mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV, and entertainment,” and will stream the event for public on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and on Spike TV. Source: TheVerge, Major Nelson  

Twitter working on two-factor authorization

Twitter is reported to be working on a Two-Factor Authentication, following others including Microsoft and Apple. Wired reports that Twitter is currently checking the new security system before making it public. This is being done after The Associate Press’ Twitter account was hijacked and fake news about explosions in the White House had been posted. Not only this we have had seen many such activities on Twitter in the recent times.

The Associated Press' Twitter account hacked

Yes, that’s true. Many of you might be following The Associated Press on Twitter. In case you don’t, The Associated Press tweeted that “Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured”. When checked, there was no such activity reported in the White House. Undoubtedly, everyone could understand that The Associated Press’ Twitter account had been hijacked and the tweet was soon termed as ‘bogus’. That is a bogus @ap tweet.

Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch in India on April 26

Samsung has now confirmed the launch of its new flagship and highly awaited Smartphone Galaxy S4 in India. The Company is sending out invitations with the heading, “Set 4 Launch” for the launch event to be held on April 26. According to the invitations the launch event will take place in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced on March 14 at an event held in New York. The Phone packs a powerful hardware and some pretty sweet features.

Empty your Facebook inbox at once

Yes, most of the Facebook users are tired of the new Facebook inbox view and the changes that have been brought to it. So, here we bring to you a tutorial to help you delete all your inbox messages at once. 1.Create a new bookmark. a) Chrome users: Ctrl+D, then choose ‘Edit’ from the popup. b) Firefox users: Ctrl+Shit+B, then right click on ‘Bookmarks Toolbar’ and select new bookmark. Enter any name for the bookmark, according to your own convenience and enter the following URL: javascript:var elems = document.

Yahoo!'s new iOS weather application is beautiful

Tired of those boring weather applications that show the weather forecast is a boring way? Good news! Yahoo has worked to bring out a great weather application for its iOS users. The main motive behind this application is to ‘SEE’ the weather and get a better idea what the weather actually is in different parts of the world. What is meant by ‘seeing’ the weather is that get live photos of the actual images of the town for which the weather is being searched for.

Overview: Sony Xperia SP

So for those of you who have been waiting for Sony’s latest smartphone, there is a good news. Sony Xperia SP in now up for pre-order across some online website. And wait, this isn’t the only good news. Although Sony launched this Phone with a price tag Rs 27,490, the online websites are offering the phone at a discounted price of Rs. 25,490. For those of you unaware of this phone, here are some specifications and features .

Facebook Home might launch for iOS devices soon

Facebook Home for Android devices was launched a few days back. Facebook Home was only available for some selected devices. The company seems to be in talks with Apple Inc. for the same to be launched for iOS devices. According to Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of products, Facebook is in talks with Apple Inc. to create an iOS version of the Facebook Home. The Facebook Home for iOS might have to be tailored according to the Apple’s needs and will eventually end up showing us something totally different from the Android version.

Bitcoins, all you need to know!

Bitcoin, we hear this term quite often these days in news and many times online. Many times we think that what is it? This article will aim to answer this question. Bitcoin is the new digital crypto-currency that can be used online (or sometimes offline) to purchase things (mostly digital). Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, and does not relies on any kind of central server. It is based on Peer to Peer networking and does not cost anything for transaction nor is controlled by anyone.

[Rumor] iPhone 5S to have varying screen sizes

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in two processors, but what we heard was Apple iPhone 5S could be available in different screen sizes as well as in a bigger range of colors. According to Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets, the upcoming iPhone 5S is rumored to be available in multiple screen sizes. Thus, it will allow users to choose an appropriate size for their use and comfort. Though, there is no confirmed information about the sizes, but what we had learnt is: Apple iPhone 5S will be available in roughly 3 sizes.

Overview: Micromax Ninja A91

Looks like Micromax has taken the name of its new smartphone way too seriously. Just like its name, Micromax has launched its new smartphone Ninja A91 silently. The phone was quietly made available on shopping websites with a price tag of Rs 8,499. The Phone runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor from MediaTek coupled with 512MB of RAM. It has PowerVR SGX531 as its GPU to smoothen the experience of Ice-cream Sandwich on the device The effects of the low price tag can be seen on the display as it is not top notch.

Google's new 'Inactive Account Manager' for digital afterlife

A question comes in the mind of almost all the people that what will happen to my digital identity after I die? Google, thinking just that, introduced the ‘Inactive Account Manager‘. Google lets its users to set a particular ‘inactive’ time period and does many thing as per the user wants after the time of inactivity ends. Like say, you set the time of inactivity to 3 months, and instructs Google to alert you via SMS and email that inactivity time period is hit.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 specifications leaked

The rumor about Samsung Galaxy smartphones, featuring a display ranging from 5″ to 7″ has finally some flesh. Here are the specifications which were reported. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, which is codenamed “GT-I9152″ will sport a 5.8” TFT display and will be powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core processor bundled with 1.5GB RAM. The device is expected to run on the latest version of Android, i.

Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch in India on April 25

Its been long time since Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S4, and now Samsung has finally decided to bring this smartphone to the Indian markets later this month & is expected to go on sale immediately. Talking about the price. We can now call that online deal that offered Galaxy S4 for Rs. 59,990 a ‘crap’ as the official price will be somewhere around Rs. 42,000. The Samsung is set to launch the phone in India on 25th April 2013, which was officially announced on 14th March 2013.

The New Xbox rumored to be unveiled on 21st May

After months of speculation and rumors, according to Paul Thurrott, it looks like the next generation of Microsoft’s revolutionary Xbox will be unveiled on 21st May. It was earlier believed the next generation of Xbox will be revealed in April as Eventcore, which had aided Microsoft in E3 2012, had registered the domain name www.xboxevent.com. For those of you who are not familiar with next Xbox codenamed ‘Durango’, here are some details :

HTC One launches in India for Rs 42,900

Finally, HTC is launching its flagship, the HTC One, in India for Rs 42,900. After all the delays and supply shortages, the launch procedure of the HTC One is finally taking pace around the world with recent announcement in the Australia and US. The phone will be available in the market at the end of April for Rs 42,900. Here is a quick look at the specifications of the HTC One

Samsung Galaxy Win announced for International Markets

Yes, that’s right. Samsung Galaxy Win is now available globally, and not just for Chinese users. Now, as this device is available globally, Samsung has confirmed the specifications for the users. The device sports a 4.7 inched screen and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. This device shall run on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

Micromax planning to launch A115 Canvas 3D, images leaked

After HTC and LG it’s now Micromax’s turn to bring in their new 3D smartphone. This smartphone is named ‘Canvas 3D’ and a few images are also leaked by a Twitter user @MMXNewscaster. According to other reports, Micromax A115 Canvas 3D is expected to come with a 5-inch WVGA display with a 3D support. The phone will be powered by MediaTek’s MT6577 dual-core processor. It shall also sport a 8MP camera.

Google 'Babel' might be real

We already have enough leaks and rumors to confirm the existence of Babel and more have come up. Android Police reported yesterday that the name has appeared in Gmail like this: This looks real and probably is as reported by Android Police. The file matches the naming pattern and XML signature-like thing, but these things can be faked, but why would someone fake a Babel existence? Moreover, some Babel related code was found in Android repo.

[Rumor] Google to acquire WhatsApp for $1 Billion

WhatsApp is a big messaging service that is available on most platforms in the market. A recent report by _Digital Trends _shows that possibly Google could acquire WhatsApp for as high as $1 Billion. According to the report, WhatsApp is still negotiating with Google for a higher bid price and this negotiation has started four to five weeks ago. WhatsApp is a huge service and tech giants wants to acquire it.

Facebook home and HTC First announced

Facebook announced its ‘Home’ application with the Facebook ‘phone’, the HTC First. HTC First is the first Facebook phone from HTC, it packs a Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz with 1GB of ram. This device has a 4.3″ 720p display, and runs Android 4.1 behind the Facebook home application. It will be available in the US for $99 with contract with AT&T on April 12. Facebook said that the ‘home’ app will be available to certain devices through the Play Store on April 12 itself.

Google forks WebKit for new rendering engine for Chromium Project

Google today officially announced the new “Blink” rendering engine on the Chromium Blog. Google is going to fork the current WebKit engine and continue development with it. Google said that they are doing this to speed up the development of Chrome, which uses a multi-threaded architecture and WebKit is making it complicated. Google says that Blink will stay open-source. WebKit is Apple’s webpage rendering engine which is used a whole lot of browsers including Apple’s own Safari.

Aircel users to get extra talktime everytime Chennai scores above 164

The IPL fever is on. And it’s not only Farah Khan who is promoting Indian Premier League with her ‘Sirf Dekhne Ka Nahi’ dance steps. Aircel is now giving you more reasons to support the Chennai Super Kings this season. Now if CSK scores more than 164 in an innings, the Aircel users shall be entitled for extra talktime which shall be proportional to the runs they score. On recharging with Rs.

Have a look at Facebook Home for Android

Sometime back, we heard about Facebook working on its Home for Android. This new concept will replace your existing home screen with the Facebook News Feeds. But the problem for most of the users is that, Facebook Home will only be available on Android platform, so Facebook completely ignores the iOS users. We’ll soon be coming up with more details of Facebook Home.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini may launch this week

Our previous post about Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that confirmed the launch of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, but we had no idea that this smartphone would launch this week. Sources have reported that Samsung has planned to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in this week itself. The new S4 Mini is a 4.3-inched smartphone that sports a camera of 8MP. This device shall be running on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).

Alternatives to Samsung Galaxy S4 features for Android and iOS

So all of us were flattered when we heard what the Samsung Galaxy S4 had to offer. None of us had earlier seen so many unique features in a single smartphone. But here is the reality, what Samsung has really done is take different apps from Google Play Store as well as the Apple Apps store and put those into one smartphone. Here are some of the apps we were able to find after some digging.

Sony Xperia E and Xperia E Dual now available online

Sony added its two new smartphones to the ‘Xperia’ series, namely Sony Xperia E and Sony Xperia E Dual. Both these smartphones sport a 3.5-inch HVGA display and is supported by a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor with Aderno 200 graphics processing unit. Both the devices are packed with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage (expandable upto 32GB via microSD). The only difference one can make out is that Xperia E comes with Android v4.

Airtel brings 40Mbps VDSL broadband services in Hyderabad

Bharti Airtel has launched a new set of broadband plans on a Very-high-digital-speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL) in Hyderabad that can boost upto a speed of 40Mbps. These new VDSL 40Mbps line is tailor-made for consumers with heavy data usage and is expected to offer high-speed data. As claimed by Airtel, the VDSL technology is a new and advanced standard of communication via wires. Airtel has also introduced two monthly plans for the time being, which are:

'Backtrack Linux' now called 'Kali Linux'

Offensive Security, as we all know, funds Backtrack as a penetration testing tool. Backtrack is used all around the world as the favorite Linux distribution for penetration testing. Now, Offensive Security is starting a new project called “Kali Linux”, this offers over 300 penetration tools with Debian based system and FHS-compliant system. Finally, Kali Linux adopts the same tagline and image as the Backtrack, so it will take the place of Backtrack.

Battlefield 4 Trailer & Screenshots

It was quite evident that Battlefield 4 shall be releasing soon, as discussed earlier. We managed to gather some more information, like the trailer and screenshots. Have a look at the trailer: These are some screenshots:

Facebook opens the Replies for pages, default after July 10

Facebook did a lot of experimenting with its replies feature on Facebook. Threaded comments are awesome, they are sleeker, organised and good looking, and Facebook is finally rolling it out to everyone. Facebook is today introducing threaded Page replies, an addition the company says will improve conversations across the social network. “You and your readers will have the ability to reply directly to comments left on your Page content and start conversation threads, which will make it easier for you to interact directly with individual readers and keep relevant conversations connected” – Vadim Lavrusik

Google Play Devices opens in new countries including India

Google is now focusing on rolling out its ‘Play’ store to many parts of the world. Today, India was added to the list. The 16GB Nexus 7 is the first device to be sold via the Play Store for Rs 15,999, but will ship from April 5th. Google I/O 2013 is just about here, we are keen to know about the announcements for these countries. We are also waiting for more Nexus devices in the these countries including India soon.

Which variant will your country get for Samsung Galaxy S4?

Yes! We have made it easier for you to decide whether to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 or not. Here is a complete country-wise list, whether your country will get the Exynos or Snapdragon variant. Key GT-I**** = Not decided yet. GT-I9500 = Exynos GT-I9505 = Snapdragon GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 = Samsung to bring both versions Africa GT-I9500 – Afghanistan GT-I9500 – Algeria GT-I9500 – Egypt GT-I9500 – Kenya GT-I9500 – Lybia

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini spotted on Samsung website

The leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini support that the S4 Mini might launch soon. But, what we saw recently was S4 Mini listed on Samsung’s support website. According to the source, four versions of Samsung Galaxy S4 are expected, GT-I9190, which is the original Galaxy S4 Mini, GT-I9192, which is the dual-SIM version, the GT-I9195, which is the LTE variant and the GT-I9198, which is made only for China users.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini leaked images

Samsung launching Galaxy S4 Mini was certain. Though, Samsung didn’t give any clue about this at the Samsung Unpacked event. A source on the internet has confirmed about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which will be officially Samsung GT- I9190, seems to have exactly the same looks as the Galaxy S4. Though, this device is said to have reduced specifications as compared to its big brother.

Windows Blue pre-release version leaks

An early build of Windows Blue with build number 9364 leaked on WinForum today. This day also marks the 57th birthday of Steve Ballmer, coincidentally. This build is leaked on several file sharing websites. There were many things what attracted us towards them, such as the smaller Live Tiles. The screenshots at the WinForum thread also shows the new personalization options with greater control. Microsoft also added a 1⁄2 snap in view into Windows Blue, which is pretty good.

Your next smartphone screen might be made of Sapphire

Sapphire, a hard mineral is predicted to be used for making the screen of the upcoming smartphones. This would make the screen both scratch-resistant & crack-resistant, even when thrown on a concrete surface. Graphite is currently the second hardest mineral on Earth (Hardest: Diamond), but diamond shall cost 10 times more than Graphite. It is also believed that the price of Graphite will fall in the coming times, making it easy for manufacturers.

Host your website on Google Drive

Google Drive, as we all now was just a Virtual Hard Disk, but sometime back Google announced that they’ll allow web developers to upload their entire website on Google Drive. The users will be allowed to upload HTML files, Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript. After few simple tweaks, you can publish your website. Here are the steps: Login to your Google Drive account. Create a folder in it and share it as “Public on the Web”.

Lenovo S920 officially launched

Lenovo has launched their 5.3-inched phablet, the Lenovo S920. It is expected to arrive in the Chinese market on 8th April 2013. The device has a 5.3″ display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. It comes up with 1GB of RAM, 1.2 GHz quad core SoC and Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean). It also showcases an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, for video calls. It is sourced by a 2,250 mAh battery.

Google introduces search filter for Images like 'Animated' and 'Transparent'

Today, Google introduced something really awesome. This might not be a big thing but This is kind of amazing. We all love animated gif’s and transparent gif’s too. Google is now going a leap forward than the competitors now. Google now gives gives an option to filter the results on the bases of ‘animated’ and ‘transparent’ too. Examples as given by Google: http://goo.gl/KDDX1 http://goo.gl/bC9um http://goo.gl/iZoEZ http://goo.gl/XutAa (Example for transparent) Source: +Google on Google+

Electronic Art's CEO, John Riccitiello steps down

Electronic Arts’ Chief Executive Officer, John Riccitiello will step down at the end of the month. He submitted his resignation to Electronic Arts’ board of directors, and will finish his tenure March 30, 2013. The press release says that, Larry Probst has been promoted to executive chairman while the company looks for a new CEO. John started his career with the Electronic Arts in 1997 as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Can we expect Nexus 5 soon?

According to an unknown source, Google is set to release the Nexus 5 in October 2013. The source also claimed that Google is still looking at different prototypes that have been offered by various manufacturers. From various prototypes, the one used here is a prototype from LG, codenamed ‘Megalodon’. This device features a 5.2-inch OLED display at 1080p resolution. This rumored device is backed by a Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz processor, with 3GB of RAM.

Now Hashtags on Facebook too?

As we all are familiar, we can tag our friends, pages we like and it is expected that you’ll be able to use Hashtags on Facebook too, so that the posts can be easily indexed and searched for using Graph Search. But this is indeed hard for Facebook, as they need to filter posts that are searchable via Graph Search. The current search engine, will return you with people, pages, applications, places & interests.

Overview of Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung unveiled its latest flagship at Unpacked 2013 Episode 1 on 14(USA)/15(India) March 2013. Samsung really did a lot of improvements in the hardware but more on the software side. The Samsung Galaxy S IV resembles the look of the previous generation Galaxy S III and the Note 8.0, with its plastic body and rounded design. For more fun, Samsung just made the event wired looking. The Galaxy S IV is slimmer (at just 7.

Giveaway Winners for Battlefield 3 and Kaspersky Pure 2.0

We are here with the results of the Giveaways. Battlefield 3 Kaspersky Pure 2.0 Talking about the number of entries, we received 1902 entries for the Battlefield 3 Giveaway and 458 for Kaspersky Pure 2.0 Giveaway. 2360 entries in total! Coming to the winners: Battlefield 3 is won by Abhinav Sinya from India **Kaspersky Pure 2.0 was won by Johan Murthy** from Germany Congratulations to the winners!

Samsung Galaxy S IV teased again

As we all know, the Samsung’s Unpacked Event is just 2 days away. Samsung has released a new teaser image of the real device itself, it looks pretty similar to the Galaxy S III. Samsung has already released 2 teaser videos and still says “to be continued..” in the latest, that means we will have at least one more teaser. Also, looking at the image it seams like it could be the Note III (just saying…) but we are 99.

Facebook unveils the new redesigned news feed

Today, Facebook unveiled the new redesigned news feed. Facebook has made separate categories for each type of content, like only Friends feed, Following feed, etc. Facebook says that this new design in inspired by “mobile themes”, we think exactly the same. Mark Zuckerberg said that the new redesigned news feed will take the advantage of graphical content such as the photos shared by the friends, links and other things. Facebook is now concentrating more over specific type of content, like we want updates from our Friends and also from our favorite publication, Facebook has made different streams for it.

Overview: Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Sony announced its two new smartphones, namely Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in India earlier today. The Company has a lot of expectations from these two flagships. These phones will be available in stores after 12th March 2013. Similarity Both of the smartphones have similar specifications and will run on the Andorid OS Jellybean v4.1.2. They are powered by a Quad Core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phones also have Adreno 320 GPU to satisfy your gaming needs.

Google Play offers discounts and deals for a week

Following Flipkart, which offered discount on music [Flyte] on its anniversary Google Play is offering discounts and deals for its users on its first birthday. The deals range from free books and music to discounted movies and TV rentals, along with new Android-themed additions in some games. Deals seem to differ depending on the country and region. Among the offers are a 10 percent discount with Hotels.com, a $15 gift card from the Google+ Sign-In partner Fancy, 99-cent movie rentals, free song tracks from The Velvet Underground and LCD Soundsystem and more.

Samsung Galaxy S IV: What all you need to know?

As you all know by now, Samsung is going to release the Galaxy S IV, its next flagship, on March 14 at the Times Square in New York. So, what all you need to know? Yesterday, Somone did a AnTuTu benchmark of the Device and leaked all the information about the device. Earlier, we thought that S IV will come in two variants, one with Enynos based SoC and other with a Qualcomm one.

Evernote resets all user passwords after the security breach

Evernote resets all users passwords on Saturday after the security breach. Evernote had put up a statement on their website, saying that no stored user data had been lost or changed but, the attackers were able to gain the access to the personal information, including usernames, passwords and email addresses. Though the passwords were stolen, the company claims that the passwords are protected by one-way encryption (in technical terms ‘hashed and salted’).

HTC Sense 5 coming to other devices soon

HTC Sense 5 won’t be exclusive to the new HTC One when it comes out in March. On HTC’s Facebook page last week, a company spokesperson confirmed Sense 5 will be available to other global handsets over the next few months, including: One X, One X+, One S and the Butterfly. The company specifically mentions global variants only, so it’s unclear if and when the new features will make it to devices like the Droid DNA on Verizon.

WeVideo: online collaborative video editor

Yup. WeVideo. The best online video editing tool I’ve ever witnessed. Brought to you by Palo Alto-based WeVideo Inc., this web service makes video editing much simpler and fun. Collaborating with people is damn easy, the editing interface is really cool and user-friendly, and the video production process is well organised and easy-to-handle. Variety The editor is of three types to cater to the needs of novices as well as experts.

Asus Padfone Infinity and 'Fonepad' leaks ahead of MWC event

Asus was and is set for something big at this year’s MWC. Asus released many teasers for its upcoming device, which will be unveiled later today. But before they could actually announce it, they are kind of leaked. Pictures from the Asus booth at MWC has been taken and leaked on the Internet. We can clearly see some specs of the Padfone Infinity in these pictures. The device will feature a 5-inch, 1080p display with LTE.

Lumia 720: Improved Camera with no LTE

Nokia, today, is unveiling its new Lumia smartphones at MWC 2013. With the Lumia 520, Nokia also release Lumia 720, its is equipped with a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage, it’s a device that finds itself between the Lumia 620 and the Lumia 820. This device is mid-range device with some treats. Nokia, with the unibody design in Lumia 720, also popped it with a microSD card slot.

Nokia announces the cheapest Windows Phone: Lumia 520

Today, at MWC 2013, Nokia announced its new smart-phones and a few feature phones too. In the smartphone section we had 2 Lumia devices namely Lumia 520 and Lumia 720. Lumia 520 is a low-end device with Windows Phone 8. It features a 4″ WVGA LCD Display with 512MB of RAM, 8 GB onboard storage. Nokia this time also popped this device with a microSD card slot, making it a good smartphone.

[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S IV confirmed for March 14

We earlier had rumors nearly confirming the launch of the Galaxy S IV by Samsung on March 14th, today Samsung made this official. The new flagship will be announced in New York, USA in Samsung’s Unpacked event. We already have rumors for the S IV to feature a 4.99″ 1080p display with Exynos Octa processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. We have already seen Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 working in the HTC One, and its a pretty powerful SoC.

How to recover permanently deleted files?

Usually when we delete files they shift to the Recycle Bin, but have you made ‘Shift + Delete’ a habit? No problem now. Even if you permanently delete the file (Shift + Delete), it does not gets permanently erased from the Hard Disk Drive. It can be recovered by using some tools. Though it may not guarantee the recovery, but still giving a try won’t take much of the user’s time.

Battlefield 3 Giveaway!

On the basis of the polls, we have decided to giveaway two products, namely Battlefield 3 & Kaspersky Pure 2.0. The Giveaway will start at 6:00 pm IST and will conclude at 9 March ’13 at 6:00 pm IST. So, try your luck. Good Luck! The general rules for the giveaway are: The Giveaway is open worldwide. The prizes are not exchangeable for cash or any other reward. Virtuaniz holds the rights to disqualify any user.

Kaspersky Pure 2.0 Giveaway!

On the basis of the polls, we have decided to giveaway two products, namely Battlefield 3 & Kaspersky Pure 2.0. The Giveaway will start at 6:00 pm IST and will conclude at 9 March ’13 at 6:00 pm IST. So, try your luck. Good Luck! The general rules for the giveaway are: The Giveaway is open worldwide. The prizes are not exchangeable for cash or any other reward. Virtuaniz holds the rights to disqualify any user.

Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, an entrepreneur and investor, popularly knows as the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. On his 57th birthday, we pay tribute to the great man by showcasing the revolutions he brought in the world of technology.  

Remote Play on PlayStation 4

We all got pretty excited when we heard about the Remote Play feature back in 2006. Remote Play is a feature on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita that allows the users to play certain PlayStation 3 games as well as music and videos stored on the PlayStation 3 Hard Disk Drive on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable. Back then, Sony promised some serious games that would be compatible with PlayStation Portable via Remote Play.

Web apps that may turn your life online

Seriously. You can turn your whole life online. Documents, image editing, video editing, notes, archiving…… the list goes on. All you need to have is a reasonably good internet connection, and you can use a whole lot of online variants of the software that you normally use offline. And, along with that you get the amazing power of the cloud. All your data, your creations and stuff you create using these online apps can either be saved online, or be downloaded and kept on your system.

Zendesk security breach affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest

Zendesk, a service software provider announced its security breach that allowed attackers into their system, where the attackers were able to gain control and access data from three customers this week. The three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. The company announced this breach in its blog post on Thursday. The following was a part of the post: We’ve become aware that a hacker accessed our system this week. As soon as we learned of the attack, we patched the vulnerability and closed the access that the hacker had.

Greet the Next Generation Sony PlayStation 4

Sony has finally released the Next Generation gaming console, the PlayStation 4 last night in New York. It is the company’s first major release since the launch of PlayStation 3, that took place way back in 2006. Let’s have a quick look at what it has: Main Processor: Single-chip custom processor; CPU: x86-64 AMD Jaguar, 8 cores; GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next Generation Radeon based graphics engine Memory: GDDR5 8GB

Battlefield 4 teased for the Playstation Meeting

We are ready to see the new console from Sony, that is going to release in about a few hours from now. Even more interesting is that we are teased for Battlefield 4 today for the same time. This could be a rumor only, but maybe not. Seems like Sony has got something to surprise us. Got to see Battlefield 4 today and all I can say is WOW! Thanks @ea for the sneak peek.

Sony will be 'revealing the future' today

Sony is holding an event in New York at 6pm EST (4:30am IST) today where it shall be revealing the future. Experts have guessed that Sony shall be releasing its new console, the ‘PlayStation 4’. But the manufacturers refuse to confirm the release of the console. Some of the recent photographs released online show the prototype of the expected console. The unveiling of this console is predicted to excite millions of gamers all around the globe.

Google opens pre-orders for Glass to 'creative individuals'

Google is now opening the pre-orders for Glass to ‘creative individuals’ . Previously, in the I/O yearly conference, Google have the attendees an opportunity to pre-order the Glass for a early access for $1500. We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. -Google That’s what Google says in the application form. The whole application looks like this:

Apple 'quietly' unveils Apple TV in India

Apple has finally brought the Apple TV to India. This shows that Apple has started taking interest in the Indian Market and they should as the Apple Fanboyism has grown a lot which gives Apple a better chance to sell their products in India. Now what is the Apple TV? Does it have any future in a country like India? Apple TV is a simple router which takes the media from your iDevice and mirrors it to your TV either wirelessly or via HDMI but that’s not all.

Ubuntu for Tablets is here

“Bright. Brilliant. Beautiful.” Yes, Ubuntu is now available on tablets too, besides the Desktop and Mobile version (releasing soon). Talking about the preview, this Tablet OS will be available to the developers with the Mobile version of the OS, i.e. 21st February. Talking about the features of the tablet OS, the first to be listed on the website is ‘Multitasking Mojo’. The phrase is enough to indicate that the tablet will be a perfect multi-tasking platform.

HTC announces the latest flagship, the HTC One

We have seen many leaks and hits these days about the HTC One (previously called M7). Today, HTC has made a official announcement of the latest Flagship device. HTC One is the successor of the previous HTC One Series (One S, One V, One X, One X+). They also said that it will be available in March 2013 in the US with major carriers excluding Verizon. The ‘new’ HTC One sports a 1080p 4.

Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan announced

Nvidia today announced the GTX Titan, the worlds most powerful Graphics Card for $999. This is named after the world’s fastest super-computer. This is wrapped in the same aluminum body cases as the GTX 690 with same specially designed cooling system. This new Graphics Card will be available in the next week. Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 offers 3,072 CUDA cores running at 915MHz by default for the same price, this new graphics card is a little less with 2,688 CUDA cores at 837MHz.

Galaxy Tab 2 311 overview

Samsung has launched a new variant of its Galaxy Tab 2 310 tablet. The new Galaxy Tab 2 311 (model number: P3110) has a 7 inch screen, but unlike its sibling, lacks 3G. The specifications are quite similar to the Galaxy Tab 2. This 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm sized tablet features a 1GHz Dual Core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage. The 4000 mAh battery is there to make sure you don’t run out of juice soon.

Microsoft Outlook officially replaces Hotmail

Microsoft Outlook that was launched as a Preview has now officially launched with more that 60 million accounts. It has become the world’s fastest growing email service going from 0 to 60 million in just six months. Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in this journey: Outlook.com is coming out of preview and people everywhere can get started and give it a try at Outlook.com, said the firm’s director of product management, David Law in a blog post.

Samsing to 'definitely' announce Galaxy S IV on March 14th

Many sources widespread across the internet suggest (actually confirms) that Samsung is going to unveil its latest Flagship on March 14 2013, 2 weeks after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S IV is rumored to feature an Exynos 5 Octa 8-Core CPU, a Mali-T678 (8-Core) GPU, 5″ SuperAMOLED Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 13 MP rear facing camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 MP front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD videos and run Android 4.

Sony PS Vita now cheaper in Japan

Sony has announced a huge price cut off for PS Vita in Japan. From February 28th, 2013 both the Wi-Fi and 3G models of Vita will sell for 19,980 yen (about $215) that’s about one-fifth off on the current price of 24,980 yen for the Wi-Fi model and one-third in the case of the 3G model. Besides this, the buyers will get one week of PlayStation Plus (Trial) along with promotions for the PlayStation Store and Reader ebook Store.

Apple's TV ads for iPad

Apple unveiled it’s newest TV advertisement for it’s iPad and iPad Mini on Sunday. The advertisements discuss about the iPad features and the capabilities. Have a look at the advertisements below.  

Microsoft job posting hints Windows Blue

We have previously seen that Microsoft is working on a new Windows and Phone client with the codename Blue that will offer yearly updates on regular bases. Microsoft was (and is) planning to standardize on an approach across Windows and Windows Phone in an effort to provide more regular updates to consumers. Now, in one of the latest job posting by Microsoft we have seen evidence of Windows Blue again. The job posting says,

Google Plus & Gmail disturbed temporarily

According to some reports, Google Plus was unavailable for some users for a few hours. Besides this, the popular Email service Gmail also was down for sometime. The Social Network, Google Plus was reported to be down for some users across the world according to TheVerge. It was confirmed by a Google spokesperson that some Google services were experiencing issues. This is what was said by the spokesperson “The issue should be resolved.

Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 arrives on Feb 21

As Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, promised developers that they will be able to flash Ubuntu Image on their Nexus Devices before end of this month, It is actually happening. Canonical has announced that the Developer Preview of the new operating system will be released on February 21st. The surprise, however, is that the company has added support for the Nexus 4, and users with the latest Nexus phone will be able to download and flash Ubuntu onto their devices on the 21st as well.

Posterous to shut down on April 30th

When Twitter acquired the Posterous last year, they said it would be keeping the service alive, but now it’s time to turn off the lights. In a blog post today, Posterous announced that the service would be shutting down on April 30th so the team could “focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter.” At that time, users’ Posterous pages will exist. Fortunately, the service released a backup tool last December, so if you’ve been documenting your life on the platform, you’ll have until the end of April to download your content.

Facebook was hacked but no data compromised

As one of the largest sites on the internet, there’s no doubt that Facebook is a main target for hackers. It looks like some of those hackers were apparently successful, Facebook has just admitted that their systems were targeted last month with a “sophisticated attack.” However, the company was quick to point out that “we have found no evidence that Facebook user data was compromised.” It sounds like users have no need to worry at this point, but Facebook is continuing to work with its internal engineering teams, security teams at other companies targeted by the attack, and law enforcement officials in an effort to make sure such an attack doesn’t happen again.

Playstation 4 to stream PS3 games

Last June, Sony purchased Gaikai, the company that was pushing games by streaming compressed video frames. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony will use this technology in the new upcoming Playstation 4 to stream PS3 games onto it over the air. The report also suggest that Sony will not use the same technology to deliver the brand-new PS4 games but will use it only for old PS3 games. The new PS4 games will still be distributed with the old Optical Disk method.

Lava launches XOLO A1000

The previous XOLO phones were a success. But this new, XOLO A1000 is unlike the previous smarthphones, as it is not based on an Intel x86 processor. This smartphone costs Rs. 13,999/- as seen on FlipKart. By the launch of this device, Lava establishes a spot in the league of phablets. Let’s have a quick look at the specifications: 1 GHz Dual Core Processor 1GB RAM Dual SIM Support 5 Inch HD IPS Display 8MP Rear Camera With LED Flash; 1.

iPhone lock screen bypass with this iOS 6.1 trick

Recently, Apple released the iOS 6.1 update with many improvements and bug fixes but mistakenly added a new bug. With this method, you can unlock any iPhone running iOS 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.1 . This method was originally posted on YouTube as a prank. This is a pretty big flaw is Apple’s iOS 6.1 and we expect a fix with a new update soon.

Google wishes Valentine's Day to its users

The moment 14th February strikes, we think of Valentine’s Day. Google has chosen this day to celebrate George Ferris’ birthday. George Ferris is the man that brought the Ferris wheel (popularly know as ‘Giant Wheel’) into this world. The doodle has a very nice feature. We need to click the ‘heart’ which acts like a button. Once you click the button the Ferris wheel rotates and a couple of animals are chosen randomly.

Micromax Canvas HD launched

Micromax has officially launched Micromax Canvas HD. The people willing to buy the phone can order one from Micromax’s official website for Rs. 13,990. For now, the phone is exclusively available online. The delivery time mentioned on the Company’s website is 5-7 working days. But, the sad news is that this smartphone is ‘Sold Out’ on the official website. The Company has not said anything about when the A116 Canvas HD will be available at retail outlets and online stores.

Blackberry Z10 now available for 49,000

Good news for all the Indian Blackberry fanatics! The newest Blackberry in town i.e. Z10 is now available in the grey market for Rs. 49,000. This is a huge relief for every Blackberry fan as the the Z10, when it was launched, cost as much as Rs. 80,000 in the grey market. And the good thing is that the shop keepers believe that the price of the phone will continue coming down day by day.

Autorickshaws in Jaipur expected to be fitted with GPS

This news will definitely surprise many Indian tech geeks. As much as 12,000 Autorickshaws in Jaipur will be fitted with GPS ie. Global Positioning System. A Senior Officer told IANS that the police felt this need of installing GPS in City’s public transport after the gang-rape of a young physiotherapist in Delhi December last year. He said, “About 12,000 autorickshaws ply in the city every day. In the state government’s traffic control board meeting held recently, it was decided that these autos should be enabled with GPS.

Can we expect iPhone 5S soon?

iPhone 5 couldn’t keep upto users expectations. So, will Apple be announcing iPhone 5S soon to get back the users’ support? Here are some leaked images that were uploaded on a Chinese Blog a few days back. The looks seem to be very similar to the iPhone 5, but it is expected that Apple will come up with something new for its users. The Chinese website also reported that an iPhone 6 was on the way, soon.

Three overlooked Mobile games that you should know

Who doesn’t love games? People who are no fun, that’s who. And you don’t want to be mistaken for that, do you? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are more games for Mobile devices than there are stars in our galaxy, which tends to some real gems getting overlooked. Sure, we’ve all played Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds and Temple Run 2, but that’s not the end of Mobile gaming.

Google Chromebook Pixel leak, hints to be real

Recently a video was leaked that featured a Google made Chromebook with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1700 with touchscreen. This resolution is same as the Retina Macbook Pro. “The more pixels we add, the more wonderful the world” This was said by the narrator of the video to highlight the resolution of the screen. We were not sure earlier about the truth of this video, but now as some evidence is there, it seams like this is real.

Microsoft offers Windows 8 Pro upgrade to Students at $70

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 Pro upgrade will be available to the students at a special price of $70. The offer will be available to US students from 1st February 2013. While the students of other 49 countries can enjoy it afterwards. Have a look if this offer is available in your country or not.

Galaxy Grand arrives in India

The launch of the Galaxy S III Mini was quite impressive. After the huge success of the Galaxy series, Samsung adds another smartphone to the group, the Galaxy Grand. Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand last December. And now it has finally hit the Indian markets. Samsung, indeed finally heard those curse on the huge display of the Note 2 and so they’ve brought in this Galaxy Grand. It’s a pretty amazing phone with some what great features yet decent price.

Daughter to get $200 for de-activating her Facebook account for five months

A father and daughter have signed in an agreement saying that the daughter will receive $200 for de-activating her Facebook account for five months, w.e.f. 4th February 2013 to 26th June 2013. Paul Baier, shared the agreement on his blog ‘Practical Sustainability‘ where it is mentioned that the daughter will receive $50 on 15th April 2013 and would get the other $150 on successful completion of the target on 26th June 2013.

[Rumor] New Lumia devices pops up online

As we have seen, Nokia’s Lumia series of Windows Phone devices was a big hit and has created a huge push for Microsoft and Nokia both. Nokia is set to release some more Lumia devices soon as seen on China Mobile’s websites. These new devices include the Lumia 1000, which is said to be the next flagship for Nokia. We are guessing that Lumia 1000 will come with the new Advance PureView sensor with maybe 41 Megapixel sensor.

16th Annual DICE Awards Round Up

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences holds DICE every year to celebrate the gaming culture. One of gaming’s most prestigious trade shows, winning an award at DICE is indeed considered among the greatest achievements in the industry. ****thatgamecompany‘s Journey swept the show, winning eight awards. Unconventional to the core, Journey is indeed deserving of all the praise it gets. It managed to bag prizes for ‘Outstanding Innovation in Gaming’, ‘Casual Game of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design’, among others.

Gabe Newell: "Steam to be more open, less curated"

Gabe Newell has a vision for Steam, and he can’t shake it. Steam has already changed the way PC gamers look at games, almost completely eradicating physical media from the western PC games market. Of course, we still have draconian data transfer caps in India, so we haven’t yet been able to fully realise the benefits of Steam. But where it is viable, it rules unmatched. Now Valve is looking to capture the console market, with it’s ‘Steam Box’ offerings that can be plugged into TVs, much like your regular consoles.

Google celebrates Jagjit Singh's 72nd Birthday with a doodle

Google India pays tribute to the legendary Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh on his 72nd birthday in the form of a doodle. The doodle includes the picture of the Ghazal maestro with a harmonium. Jagjit Singh, who passed away on October 10, 2011 also topped the list of most searched Ghazal singers online.

Betalist: Get to know about tomorrow's startups

Betalist – a website that lets you discover and know about the startups that will come into being in the near future. Beta List is a curated and up-to-date listing of internet startups that are currently in private beta or will be in beta soon and have currently a so called ‘beta list’ where interested people can subscribe to, to be notified when the startup goes live. ****The homepage shows the latest submitted startup posts, which contains a preview image, social links, Follow functionality, description and a “Read more” link for more information.

The LG Optimus G Pro is here.

LG’s Optimus G Pro has been confirmed by a leaked spreadsheet. The successor to last years’ Optimus G will be battling it out with the Galaxy SIV, HTC M7, and Xperia Z for market leadership this year. It comes with a 5.5″ 1080×1920 Full HD IPS-LCD screen. Impressed? Hang on. LG also throws in a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon with LTE radio, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front one capable of 1080 video.

Acer Aspire V5 Series touchscreen Notebooks with Windows 8

Acer has just launched 4 new Notebooks. Nothing new right? Actually there is something new, these notebooks are touchscreen notebooks. We all are familiar with touchscreen notebooks, laptops and ultrabooks. But the real concern always remains to be the price. This is where Acer’s new V5 series score. The price range starts with Rs. 34,550 and goes upto Rs.47,500. The low end model offers Pentium Dual Core processor while the high end models offer third generation Ivy Bridge Core i3 and i5 processors.

Valve in talks with J.J. Abrams over Half Life, Portal movies

The first big gaming event of the year, DICE 2013, is on in full force in Las Vegas, and it has thrown up it’s first piece of exciting news. Veteran Hollywood director J.J. Abrams (_Star Trek, Lost)_ and Gabe Newell of Valve held a storytelling discussion where they rolled each other’s clips for 25 minutes, along with other films like Die Hard, discussing the similarities and differences the way films and video games tell stories, and the successes and failures of both mediums.

Ubuntu Smartphones releasing in October

Well, after BlackBerry 10, it’s Ubuntu’s time. Canonical is aiming to deliver the new Ubuntu OS to the developers by late February or early March. But it won’t arrive in the market before October for the consumers. This series of smartphones seem to be very similar to the BlackBerry Z10, having no buttons and full of gestures. The common question that you might ask is “Who will manufacture these Ubuntu devices?

[Rumour] Next Xbox requires always-on internet connection

Microsoft’s next console will reportedly require an internet connection to function, essentially banning the use of second hand games. Xbox live is said to be integral to the new console, with a new version of Kinect shipping with the package. Sources with first-hand experience have told Edge magazine that although the console will be committed to online functionality, games will still be made available for purchase on 50GB Blu Rays. However, they will ship with activation codes, rendering them useless after they are activated once.

BlackBerry Z10 comes with a huge price tag

So now it has been a week since the launch of Blackberry Z10. The first country to get Z10 powered by the new BlackBerry 10 is UK. But that doesn’t mean that Blackberry fanatics in India can’t get their hands on the much awaited phone. Though it won’t take long for Blackberry to officially announce the the Z10 in India, but those of you who can’t just wait and are ready to pay anything for this phone, can buy it from the grey market for approximately Rs.

Razer Edge Pro

The Razor Edge Pro is powered by Intel Core processors and is supported by NVIDIA GeForce Graphics powering a 10.1″ HD multi-touch display. It’s a high speed device with portability factor. The new gaming tablet features Intel 3rd generation Core i7 processor, which gives an assurance to support all the games and gives media playback as well which makes it the most powerful tablet ever. The Razor Edge Pro is more than just a tablet, it’s a full-fledged mobile gaming PC, ready to play all of your favourite games and applications.

Sony says 'See the future' on 20th February

Sony, on 31st January 2013, released a sparking teaser saying ‘See the Future’. The event will take place on 20th February 2013 in New York City at 6 p.m. [ET]. What do you think it will be? A new PlayStation console? Have a look at the teaser:

IGN Sold to Ziff Davis

IGN and all the sites below its banner (GameSpy, 1UP, AskMen and more) was acquired by Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, today. IGN was earlier with News Corp, its the corporation that owns Fox. This news of the sale came this morning by way of a press release. Its still unknown at what price IGN was sold.

What's new in BlackBerry 10?

We witnessed the launch of BlackBerry 10 on January 30, with the unveiling of two new devices, namely Z 10 and Q 10. Z10 is a full touch device and Q10 has a physical qwerty keyboard. So here we are, to tell you about the new features in BlackBerry 10 OS in brief, in case you missed out the launch event. 1. BlackBerry Flow: BlackBerry has a new multi-tasking feature. With BlackBerry Flow, you can easily switch between the applications with closing any of them.

HP's first Chromebook arrives at $329.99

Seems like HP has released its first Chromebook after Samsung, Lenevo and Acer naming it the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook. HP finally decided to come up with a 14 inch laptop running Google’s Chrome OS. All the other Chromebooks have a 11.6″ or 12″ display, making this HP Chromebook a little different in size. This 14 inch screen has a resolution of 1366×768 like other most common laptops and netbooks. HP seeks to ease for user by giving up a more comfortable bigger keyboard, with more space.

Facebook turns 9

The famous social networking site, Facebook which was launched on 4th February 2004 turns nine! The website was co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. In its early days, it was called thefacebook.com, the name was later changed to just Facebook. These nine years have brought some major transformations. Launched for the consumption at Harvard, the website now has over a billion active users, 240 billion photos and 1 trillion connections, phew!

Google Drive update for iOS

Google Drive application for iOS has received a major update. This update offers new features such as diagonal scrolling, cell formatting, pinch to zoom on slides and many more. But the main feature that grabbed our attention is the ability to upload multiple images and videos to Google Drive. One thing is for sure that users will definitely enjoy this update. Google Drive is available for free in the App Store and gives the users a space of 5GB .

Research In Motion renames itself to just 'BlackBerry'

Well, Research In Motion (popularly known as RIM) is no more. It renames itself to ‘BlackBerry’, announced today at the BlackBerry 10 launch event by Thorsten Heins, Chief Executive Officer. “It is one brand, it is one promise”; “Our customers use BlackBerry. From today on, we are BlackBerry everywhere in the world” said the CEO. Though it’s surprising, but a good move. Customers identify ‘BlackBerry’ as a brand more than the name ‘Research In Motion’.

128 GB iPad announced

So, that’s true. Did Apple makes its user happy by providing them with a 128 GB iPad? Do we really need it? The need depends from person to person. iPad now joins the run of the tablets that provides the user with the most internal storage, topping the list we have a couple of Archos tablets [250 GB] along with Fujitsu Lifebook [160 GB]. “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs”; “With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Facebook updates iOS app with voice messages and video recordings

Facebook has updated its app for iOS for something good. Unlike the last update, this update brings some new features, showing that Facebook wants to be called second to none. Facebook is indeed taking its competition from Google+, Youtube and Twitter seriously. While the last Facebook app update did not offer users something new and solid, this update allows the users to send Voice Message to their friends. You just have to go to messages and click on the ‘+’ button.

h.265 Codec Approved, Why should you care?

In today’s world, we love videos stored on our portable devices. Storing a DVD rip is about 700MB and that is fine, but what about 1080p? It takes about 5 GB for the that video quality. Also new phone technologies are coming up with extreme device resolutions of 1080p in a 5 inch screen. That’s a great resolution, and you need to tackle that by saving a 1080p video on your phone, but 5GB for a video?

ICO Teaches Sony a Lesson.

Sony has now been taught a serious lesson and would probably start taking its security seriously. Sony has been fined a whooping £250,000 (approx Rs 2.1 crores) by the Information Commissioner’s Office, a UK data protection watchdog, after personal details of millions of gamers including credit card numbers were leaked online. The company strongly disagrees with the decision and plans to appeal against it. The company has released a statement that says, – “Criminal attacks on electronic networks are a real and growing aspect of 21st century life and Sony continually works to strengthen our systems, building in multiple layers of defense and working to make our networks safe, secure and resilient.

Google+ is now the Second Largest Social Platform

According to a report, Google+ surpassed YouTube and Twitter and become the second largest Social platform behind Facebook. “Data collected in GWI.8 (Q4 2012) demonstrates the continued shift in usage from localized social platforms to global ones with huge growth for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. The fastest growing network in 2013 in terms of ‘Active Usage’ (defined as ‘Used or contributed to in the past month’) was Twitter which grew 40 percent to 288m across our 31 markets (approximately 90 percent of global internet population).

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumoured to be launched in March

As expected, Samsung is going to release its next smartphone in the Galaxy S series this year. Next being the Galaxy S IV. A lot of rumors have been set for this device by now. It is expected to pack a 5 inch 1080p display. Samsung have plans to break out the record of the previous Galaxy Smartphone the Galaxy S III. Samsung expects to sell 10 million Galaxy S IV smartphone per month.

Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini lands in India.

Finally, the long awaited Samsung’s low end Android smartphone Galaxy SIII Mini has made its way to the Indian shores. Though, it is still not available officially. But those who are willing to shell out Rs. 17,500 for record breaking Samsung Galaxy SIII’s little brother can grab it from the grey market. The phone is powered with a 1GHz Dual Core NovaThor U8420 processor and comes equipped with 1 GB ram.

Temple Run 2 out for Android.

Sorry guys, a bit late in posting this. Drafted this long time back. We witnessed the immense success of Temple Run 2 for iOS a couple of weeks back. So, Imangi Studios drops the game in the Play Store on 24th January. The game looks great. Must say, Imangi has worked on the graphics, they look a lot better than the previous game. Other key features: More players. Yes, Imangi has given the user a chance to switch players.

Vine Videos in real time with Vinepeek

Vinepeek is a simple, one-page site showing newly-posted vines in real time. It’s a basic concept, but the restrictions of Twitter’s new video system, each post can only be up to six seconds in length, make it oddly compelling, offering fleeting glimpses into the lives of complete strangers. With the Vine app only announced on Thursday, it’s clear that some users are still struggling with the form: it takes a surprising amount of skill to tell a story in such a short space of time.

Nokia's 808 PureView, the last Symbian device.

“During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian. The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.” This was the statement given by Nokia in the Q4 Earnings call. Also in the past year Nokia sold 2.2 million Symbian devices, half as the Lumia series with 4.

HP Envy X2 Review

HP Envy X2 is another attempt for Windows 8 hybrids. A convertible device (a tablet and dock) makes the most sense for me, but I need full-blown Windows 8, not Windows RT and its lack of app support. It retails for $ 849.99 in the US. Hardware The Envy X2 looks more like a 11.6 inch Macbook Air. It has a aluminum finish which looks good. HP made a number of design decisions that feel odd for a laptop, but work well for a tablet, little things like port location and button placement are hard to do well on these hybrid devices.

Vine – Twitter's new video sharing app

Twitter lately introduced Vine, its new video-sharing app that lets users capture short looping videos. Today we’re launching Vine, a new mobile service that lets you create and share beautiful, short looping videos. With Vine, capturing life in motion is fun and easy. ~ Vine’s Blog Vine also announced that they were being acquired by Twitter. But still, they are not a Twitter-only thing. You don’t need a Twitter account to access Vine, though possessing a Twitter account makes using it much faster.

HTC announces Desire U.

HTC announces its mid-ranged Android Device, namely Desire U for China and Taiwan. Looks are similar to the ‘Desire’ and ‘One’ family, you might be familiar with it. Talking about the specifications, the device comes with a 1GHz processor, 4GB storage (expandable), 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera (with flash and WVGA video recording) and 480×800 display. This device comes up with 1650mAh battery, which should produce a better battery life. HTC Desire U supports WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth 4.

Browser Shortcuts that everyone should know.

Most of the modern browsers come with some shortcuts, which are essential in order of fast browsing. Here is a list of some shortcuts, hope this will help you surf faster: Backspace: Will help you to go back to the previous page. F5: Will reload the web page. Shift + F5: Re-caches the webpage, you can also call it ‘Hard Refresh’. Ctrl + (+ or -): Zooms in or out.

Micromax A110 Canvas 2 Review

Micromax released A110 Canvas 2 in November 2012 at Rs 9990 (US$ 179). This device had a big hype at the time of launch. Some features include: 1Ghz dual-core processor PowerVR Graphics 8MP Camera with dual LED flash 512MB Ram 500MB + 2.5GB Internal Storage 5 inch Screen 2000mAh Battery Rs 9990 Build This device has a pretty good build quality and Design. If you like the design of Galaxy S III, then probably, you will like it.

Microsoft Surface Pro to launch in the US on 9 Feb

Microsoft just announced that its Surface Windows 8 Pro , will launch in the US and Canada on Feb. 9 starting at $899 for the 64GB model and $999 for the 128GB model. Microsoft, Best Buy and Staples will be selling the device in the United States, and other retailers will carry the tablet in Canada. Microsoft said it will include a Surface Pen (a stylus) in the purchase price.

Google's new Image Search [UPDATE]

Google today redefined its Image Search viewer. Google made big changes to its Image Viewer, it makes it easier to navigate even with just a keyboard. It puts the currently selected image in the front and center. It also displays information like the size and filename in the same view, no more need to hover over thumbnails to get the same information. So far, only a few users have seen these changes.

Nokia in profit after 6 quarters loss

Nokia has experienced loss in the past 6 quarters but at last it reported $585 million profit in Q4 on $10.73 billion in revenue. The main revenue was from the Lumia series which sold 4.4 million over the quarter. This quarter was the best quarter since Windows Phone line was launched. Nokia published its Q4 results in the form of PDF here.

Office Web Apps, be ready for competition Google Docs

Online Word Editor? Presentations? Spreadsheets? You might have always turned to Google Docs. So now, Microsoft comes with its updated version of Office Web Apps which are considered to be equally good as Google Docs. The Office Web Apps are accessible to the users from the SkyDrive account and to companies via Office 365 or SharePoint. The updated version is now supported by touch-screen, which was previously missing. When we have an overall view, Google Apps tend to offer more functionality and usability.

Sony unveils the limited edition PlayStation3 for $299.

User demands finally made Sony to announce the 500GB PlayStation 3 in the US on 27th January 2013. The company will also be offering a one year PlayStation Plus membership with this PS3. The membership includes: 12 Hit games for PlayStation®3 and 6 for PlayStation Vita. New games added to your collection every month. Exclusive discounts of 10% – 75% on the PlayStation®Store. What will the box contain?

Google sets a war against passwords

Google is the new member in the league of companies and people that say that passwords are no longer adequately secure. In a research paper that will be published later this month, two of the security experts said that “Passwords are simple tokens such as cookies that can be stolen easily and are no longer sufficient to keep the users safe.” Wired also reported that, Google envisions a new form of authentication that will let users sign into websites with the help of a minuscule USB.

Maxthon Browser: Review

Attractive features to look out for: 1. Easy-on-the-Eyes Reading: The browser is equipped by two modes, Reader Mode and Night Mode. 2. Magic Fill: You don’t need a plugin to store all your usernames and passwords, there is a pre-installed plugin for that as well. 3. Ad Hunter: Automatically blocks unnecessary pop-ups. 4. SkyNote: Save notes and access them at any moment, comes with an advantage of syncing them across Windows, Macintosh and Android.

Download WordPress Application for Android, iOS, Windows and Nokia

WordPress, an Open Source Application, is a nice alternative other than PC for the user to write new posts, have a look at the posts and comments, manage pages and on a WordPress blog. WordPress application available on: Android 2.1 or higher | Free iOS 5.0 or higher | Free BlackBerry 4.5 or higher | Free Windows Phone 7.0 or higher | Free

Temple Run 2 arrives in App Store tonight.

Temple Run 2, the sequel to the famous game Temple Run is already in the New Zealand App Store and is expected to arrive in the US App Store tonight. Well taking about the gameplay, there don’t seem to be much difference but we can see a new look of the temple. Imangi seem to have made the game much more complicated, entertaining though. Besides the new temple, Imangi has introduced mine carts and new Power-ups.

Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Recently unveiled Graph Search, which is the new Social search by Facebook. Graph Search is not a web search but searches your Friends, your connections and a lots more on Facebook. Graph Search lets you find relevant content with keywords such as “photos of my friends that I like” or “Photos of friends of friends that live in India”. Facebook has its own database of information about people that is not as big as Google’s database formed by web crawling but is more relevant for the users.

Nearly 1 Million Raspberry Pi Sold

The Raspberry Pi is best known circuit board computer at just $35. The product was the creation of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which had hopes of delivering affordable computers into school systems that couldn’t otherwise afford them. The hacker community, however, has welcomed the small computer with open arms and has pushed sales higher than ever expected. The company recently revealed that it has sold nearly 1 million units. That’s incredible for a computer with a $35 price tag that takes a bit of know-how to get going out of the box, especially since the foundation opened up sales less than a year ago in April.

Asus Vivo Tab RT Review

Asus recently launched the Vivo Tab running Windows RT, priced at $599 for 32GB Version and $699 for 64GB version, seems to a good choice. Display This tablet has a 10.1 inch Super IPS+ Screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768, which is pretty good. The tablet has a 8MP rear shooter that can record videos at 1080p, this also has a 2MP front facing camera. The Asus Camera app gives the user a lot of options to play with like filters.

Oppo Find 5 Release for $499 Unlocked in US

Oppo, a Chinese manufacturer, announced a much awaited device for 2012, Oppo Find 5. This will be available for $499 in the US. Some features of this device are: 1080p 5″ Display at 441ppi Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz 2 GB Ram 12 MP Camera Android 4.1.2 Jellybean A 2500 mAh Battery This device is a power house and gonna be a rival for other devices such as HTC Droid DNA, except this has a bigger battery and a $100 less.

Sharp to bring out ultrathin IGZO LED display

The Japanese display maker is going to sell an ultrathin IGZO LED display from early next year onwards. Sharp said on Wednesday that it will launch sales of a Full HD 3, 840×2, 160 resolution 32-inch LED-backlit display starting on February 15, 2013. Including the chassis, the model PN-K321 display is 35mm thick and compatible with DisplayPort and HDMI connectors. Sharp’s production target is 1500 units a month. No pricing was disclosed.

Meizu MX 2 officially announced

Meizu MX 2 was a much anticipated Device of the year and is now official. Meizu is a Chinese company that makes Smart Phones in China. Meizu MX 2 packs a 1.6 GHz Quad Code built by Samsung (its not Exynos) processor with 2GB of Ram. As far as specs are concerned, this is a pretty powerful device. With the cutting edge specs and Android 4.1 Jellybean (with their own Flyme Skin on top) , this device just costs $399 for the base version.

Microsoft sold 40 Million Windows 8 licences

Microsoft today announced that they have already sold 40 million licences of Windows 8. This was pretty fast, in just 1 month, to get 40 Million PC’s running Windows 8! Tami Reller, the Windows Chief Marketing and Financial Officer, said in his presentation: The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far The launch of Windows 8 at the end of October also saw the grand opening of the Windows Store.