Apple has taken four of its ‘lower priced’ smartphones off the shelves in India, making it more expensive to buy an entry-level iPhone. As part of its new strategy to focus on driving value in India instead of chasing volumes, Apple has stopped selling the iPhone SE, 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus, three senior industry executives said. This will increase the entry level price of an iPhone in India by almost Rs 8,000. The executives said supplies of these models stopped last month. Apple’s distributors and sales team have informed traders that the new entry model will be the iPhone 6s, as and when the existing stock of the earlier models gets sold. The iPhone 6s currently sells for about Rs 29,500, while the iPhone SE, the earlier entry model, used to sell for Rs 21,000-22,000. The
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
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
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
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.
TOKYO: Apple will help the flood-affected Japanese people by undertaking free repair of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Mac computers, Apple Watches and Apple's displays damaged in the torrential rains that hit the western part of the country earlier this month. If the gadgets were impaired directly by the rain disasters and still fixable, individual users can apply for the free service, The Japan Times reported on Monday. The Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant plans to accept requests for free repair of its products until the end of September. The offer is only for individual users, not for companies or stores using Apple devices for their businesses. The users also must be residents of municipalities being supported by the central government under the Disaster Relief Act, th...
Reliance Jio, the newest operator in the Indian telecom scene, has released a new add-on pack for its prepaid subscribers that gives 2GB of additional daily 4G data over and above the existing Jio pack that the user has subscribed to. Visible in the MyJio app automatically, this add-on pack is currently rolling out for select subscribers, eligibility for which is currently unknown. Also, the Jio digital pack does not come with any additional calling or SMS benefits, which will remain same as the one offered in the existing base pack. A Jio representative confirmed to Gadgets 360 that add-on is valid only until July 31, 2018. With the Digital Pack active, if a Jio user is availing the Rs. 399 prepaid pack which offers 1.5GB 4G data per day, for 84 days, then the they will get a total of ...
Truecaller has officially said that it has bagged Chillr and now the company is foraying into digital payments segment in India. Now it has launched Truecaller Pay 2.0. Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Truecaller said ” Since launching Truecaller Pay in 2017, we’ve seen an increasing number of use cases to make the lives of our users in India easier. By acquiring Chillr, we are reaffirming our commitment to mobile payments and strengthening our plans to increase its adoption amongst our user base.” The founders of Chillr – Sony Joy, Anoop Sankar, Mohamed Galib and Lishoy Bhaskaran – will join Truecaller, along with the rest of the team. Joy will be appointed Vice President of Truecaller Pay. Chillr is planning to leverage its full reach of over 15
The big Gmail redesign is slated to arrive for everyone next month, Google announced Monday. At this point the new Gmail, which Google first unveiled in April, is an Early Adopter Program. If you're interested in checking it out before July's general availability launch, just head over to Gmail on your computer, click Settings in the top right corner, then select "Try the new Gmail." If you change your mind, you can click Settings, then "Go back to classic Gmail." "Approximately eight weeks after the GA announcement in July, any users who haven't yet been transitioned to the new Gmail will be automatically migrated to the new experience," Google wrote in a blog post. "They'll have the option to opt out of the new Gmail for an additional four weeks." Twelve weeks after the general avai