Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Apr 2017 1:00 pm
Make the most out of Google Maps.
Google Maps is a powerful tool that's used by over 1 billion people, and over the years the app has become more efficient at suggesting routes, offering detailed options for public transit, nearby points of interest, and so much more.
Google serves up directions for driving, walking, biking, or public transit. When you select the driving option, you can ask...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Apr 2017 11:36 am
The ability to quickly launch the camera with the power button is missing on a few Galaxy S8 units.
Double tapping the home button was the fastest way to launch the camera on the Galaxy S6 and S7. But with the Galaxy S8 eschewing the home button, Samsung had to come up with a new way to quickly launch the camera, and the company turned to the power button. Pressing on the power button twice in...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Apr 2017 5:48 am
Xiaomi doesn't want to jeopardise its position in Asian markets by stretching itself too thin.
Erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced back in August 2016 that the company would make its debut in the U.S. market "in the near future." We haven't heard much about the Chinese manufacturer's global plans since then, but it looks like customers in Western countries will have to wait awhile to get...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Apr 2017 12:55 am
T-Mobile continues to gain momentum with its unlimited plans.
T-Mobile has announced that it picked up 1.1 million new customers — 914,000 postpaid and 386,000 prepaid additions from MetroPCS — in Q1 2017. The carrier also saw a 11% increase in overall revenue to $9.6 billion, with year-on-year net income increasing by 46% to $698 million.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Apr 2017 4:13 am
LG G6 comes with attractive pricing and a slew of launch-day offers.
The LG G6 is now official in India, with the phone set to go on sale starting tomorrow exclusively on Amazon India for ₹51,990 ($805). LG is obviously targeting the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with its flagship, and the pricing reflects that. The Indian variant of the G6 comes with a 32-bit Quad DAC and 64GB storage, and is ₹6,000 ($95)...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Apr 2017 2:29 am
Xiaomi's Mi Robot gets much-needed functionality with recent update.
One of the main drawbacks of Xiaomi's Mi Robot vacuum cleaner was that the user interface was limited to Mandarin. The robot vacuum is sold exclusively in China, and those looking to import it had to rely on Google Translate to decipher the menu options. Thankfully, an update rolling out to the Mi Robot includes an English...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Apr 2017 10:04 am
Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to Play Music.
Google has partnered with Samsung to offer Google Play Music as the default music player on the South Korean manufacturer's phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are going on sale in the U.S. starting today. The partnership includes exclusive features for Samsung customers,...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Apr 2017 9:01 am
HTC once again shows that it doesn't care about the Indian market.
In the latest instalment of HTC's long-running series of blunders in India, the Taiwanese manufacturer has launched the Vive VR headset in India. Before we get to the astronomical price, a quick primer on the Indian electronics scene. In an effort to get local manufacturing off the ground, the Indian government is incentivizing...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Apr 2017 8:14 am
Galaxy S8 and S8+ OTA update will bring better color optimization and increase the color range of the displays.
Earlier this week, a few Galaxy S8 users noticed a red tint on their displays, to which Samsung responded by stating that the issue can be resolved by changing the color balance in the display settings. To further assuage customers, the South Korean manufacturer has mentioned that it...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Apr 2017 1:00 am
Don't hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.
With over 200 million users, Xiaomi's MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.
MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Apr 2017 10:09 am
Mastercard's latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.
Mastercard has rolled out a credit card that has an integrated fingerprint scanner, making it easier to authenticate purchases at retail stores. The card stores two fingerprints, and features an embedded sensor that lets you authorize payments instead of having to sign or use a PIN.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Apr 2017 9:41 am
The LG G6 is heading to 25 countries on April 24.
The LG G6 is launching in a host of new markets next Monday, April 24. According to The Investor, the phone will be making its debut in 24 European countries on 33 carriers early next week, including the UK, Sweden, Finland, France and Germany. LG's flagship is also hitting India on the same day, as the South Korean manufacturer sent out invites...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Apr 2017 7:00 am
Honor's 2017 flagship is now on sale in the UK for £475.
The Honor 8 Pro is now available on vMall for £475. The phone features a 5.7-inch QHD display, Huawei's latest HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC with four 2.4GHz Cortex A73 cores and four 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores along with a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, and a 4000mAh battery.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Apr 2017 2:29 am
The HTC U will be powered by a Snapdragon 835.
We've seen several leaks of the HTC U in recent weeks detailing the Taiwanese manufacturer's upcoming flagship. HTC has now confirmed that it will unveil the HTC U on May 16 in Taiwan. In a short video teasing the device, HTC showed off Edge Sense, a unique feature that's coming to the flagship phone.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Apr 2017 1:00 am
The Mi Note 2 is the first Xiaomi phone with global LTE bands, setting the stage for the company's expansion in the future. With a dual curved display, excellent internal hardware, and high amount of customizability, the Mi Note 2 has a lot to offer for its $420 price tag.
Excellent build quality
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Apr 2017 7:00 am
Google Maps lets you easily navigate with turn-by-turn directions for various forms of transportation.
Google Maps has a wealth of options for driving, walking, public transit, and cycling. The desktop version of Maps also includes flight information, but that option isn't available on mobile. Whether you're looking for turn-by-turn directions to your favorite restaurant by car or are...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Apr 2017 7:12 am
Spotify's half-price student discount plan is now available in 36 countries.
Spotify allows students to subscribe to its premium plan for 50% off in the U.S., UK, and Germany, and today the streaming service has vastly expanded the program to 33 more countries around the world.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Apr 2017 7:34 am
PlayStation 4 Slim now offers a 1TB hard drive at the same $299 price point.
Back when the PlayStation 4 Slim made its debut in September, it came with a 500GB hard drive. Sony is now upgrading the storage to 1TB while retaining the $299 price point.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Apr 2017 6:33 am
Google accidentally pushes out internal-only build to a few Pixel XL customers.
The Pixel XL is currently receiving the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update globally, but it looks like a few customers received a Googlers-only dogfood build containing next month's security update. Google tests its builds internally ahead of release in a process called dogfooding, which gives Googlers the ability to share...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Apr 2017 4:43 am
Fire TV Stick lets you access Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, and other on-demand services.
Amazon has launched the Fire TV Stick in India for ₹3,999. The streaming dongle is now up for sale on Amazon India, and you'll also be able to pick up the accessory from 24 retail stores across seven cities.