Google has a knack for naming Android OS alphabetically after desserts. Last year, it was Pie, meaning this time it will be something starting from Q. While nobody knows what Google has in mind, the top contenders this year are real tongue twisters like Quiche,Quindim, Quaker Oats, Qottab, Qurabiya, Queen of Puddings, Quesito, and Quirks. Features: System-wide Dark Mode The first developer preview of Android Q is yet to be released, but XDA Developers have already tested an early build of the OS. In the independent analysis, they spotted a ton of new features, including a system-wide dark mode for reducing the strain on your eyes and saving battery. The Dark Mode, when activated from settings, will apply to all screens, even apps. Face-ID like facial recognition system Along with...
Reliance Jio, India’s third largest telecom giant, is gearing up to make 5G – the future of mobile connectivity – mainstream. The company, according to a report in Financial Chronicle, is working to introduce 5G services with its own set of 5G-ready smartphones. And, most importantly, it plans to make it all happen by April 2020. Jio to replicate 4G model for 5G services Speaking to people familiar with Jio’s 5G plan, Financial Chronicle has learned that the telco plans to launch 5G services in conjunction with dedicated 5G devices. This would be similar to the company’s 4G model, but in this case, 5G phones would be offered just when Jio’s 5G services launch in the country. It would immediately tackle the availability problem of 5G-ready phones. This would give Jio an edge over
If you are also planning to transfer your daughter’s account, know how you can transfer Sukanya Samriddhi Account from the post office to banks. The Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme was bought in by the government to benefit girl children. This plan became popular because of its various features and benefits. Parents or legal guardians on behalf of their girl children can invest in this scheme for up to two daughters aged below 10, in any post offices or authorized banks. You can now also open SSY for your adopted girl child. The maximum amount that can be deposited under this scheme is Rs 1,50,000 and the minimum is Rs 1,000 in a financial year, which can be made online. This scheme can also be closed prematurely if the girl on whose name the account is opened reaches 18 years. The account
SBI or State Bank of India recently changed names and Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) of nearly 1,300 of its branches. India’s largest bank SBI, which merged its operations with six of its associate banks – State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore – along with Bharatiya Mahila Bank in April 2017. SBI changed the names and IFSC codes of branches located in major cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Lucknow, among others. SBI has close to 23,000 branches. The bank has put up the list of branches with old and new names and IFSC codes on its website. SBI customers can find the new IFSC code of the branches through the Branch Locator tool on its website – sbi.co
The UK government recently passed the Investigatory Powers Act, forcing tech companies to hand over web histories to them. WhatsApp, with over one billion daily users, is among the most popular mobile messaging service in the market. The company also prides itself for the security that it offers to those 1 billion users. Through the use of a security protocol by Open Whispers System, WhatsApp earlier this year implemented end-to-end encryption to all the chats taking place on its platform. WHATSAPP’S END-TO-END ENCRYPTION However, this has led to public disagreements between tech-companies and governments. In UK specifically, an increasing number of politicians have proposed a ban of such technologies, or even forcing the companies to install “backdoors” that would give the
Good news for taxpayers, especially those who have recently filed their income tax return (ITR) and are waiting for a refund. They can now expect their ITRs to be processed fast by the Income Tax Department as the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reportedly asked the tax department to expedite the process of income tax refund. According to some media reports, some taxpayers have already got their tax refunds within 10 to 15 days of filing and e-verifying their returns. So, if everything goes well, taxpayers may soon start getting their tax refunds within 15 days of meeting all the conditions of return filing, provided no discrepancy is found by the tax department while processing a return. However, the refund may get delayed in case an income tax return has not been e-verified a...
Good news for jewellery buyers: Gold prices have fallen Rs 450 while silver prices have declined by Rs 1,000 in one week in the New Delhi bullion market. The prices of precious metals such as gold and silver have been very volatile since the beginning of this year following the worries and uncertainties with regard to the multi-billion dollar trade war between US and China. In the local market, the weakening in the gold, silver prices is also due to the lower demand from the domestic jewellers. From the last week, gold prices have fallen by Rs 450 to Rs 30,250 per 10 grams from a level of Rs 30,700 per 10 grams as on 11 August 2018 whereas silver prices have dipped by as much as Rs 1,000 to Rs 38,000 per kg from a level of Rs 39,000 per kg. Today itself, gold prices fell by Rs 90 to Rs
Reliance Jio is now offering two months of free data to its postpaid users. The telecom upstart has partnered ICICI Bank to launch a new offer for the postpaid customers. The benefits will, however, not be delivered to the customer instantly. The free postpaid benefits will be given in tranches of two bills. The Reliance Jio postpaid plan costs Rs 199 and offers 25GB of data for a billing cycle. The calls are unlimited along with complimentary access to Jio apps. Coming to the offer, ICICI Bank will give the customer two months of free services when paying for 12 months. This is how it works – you pay for first six months using the ICICI Bank credit card for your Jio number. In return, ICICI Bank will offer a discount for the seventh month equal to one month’s charge. This is how the fi
Amazon has announced the Freedom Sale in India. In the build-up to India’s 72nd Independence Day, the e-commerce giant is kicking off a four-day sale that will see over ‘200,000’ deals on a range of products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, gaming consoles, clothing, home appliances and furniture, and more. This includes some big brands such as LG, JBL, OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, Samsung, and Vivo among others. The Amazon Freedom Sale will begin on August 9 at 12 am midnight and will last until 11:59 pm on August 12. The four-day sale will be hosted ahead of the Independence Day, which is also when most shoppers go out to cash in on the huge discounts and deals being offered during these days. Amazon will offer an additional cashback of 10 per cent, in partnership with State B
Chances are that your Android phone will not get the Android 9 Pie. The state of Android version updates continues to be a mess and Android p doesn't change it. But at the same time, there are certain Android users who will get to taste the Pie on their existing phones. Yes, the numbers of these users isn't relatively high. But they exist and you are one of them if you happen to use any of the following phones. If you have a Pixel phone: If you have a Google Pixel phone - either first generation or the second generation - your phone will get the Android 9 Pie update in the coming days. Chances are that if you have the Google Pixel 2 XL, you will get it either today or in another day or two. If you have the Pixel 2, then too you should expect the Android 9 Pie on your phone this week.