Category Archives: Mobiles

Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

Android Studio 3.0 IDE will include this first addition to Android’s official languages Google’s Java-centric Android mobile development platform is adding the Kotlin language as an officially supported development language, and will include it in the Android Studio 3.0 IDE. Its developers had previously promoted Kotlin for Android development. The revelation was made Wednesday by Google Program Manager Stephanie… Read More »

Samsung Pay Is Here, and It Could Be the Best Reason to Get the Galaxy S8

On a trip to the mall late last year, as I got to the checkout kiosk to pay for the clothes I had just bought, I realised I didn’t have my wallet on me. Forced to make the walk back to where I had parked, I envied people living in countries that have had the option to pay… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch: 5 Things You Should Look Forward To

With just a few hours to go before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, there is a lot of hype around the phones right now. With the countless leaks that have surfaced in the past few months, we have a pretty clear idea of what Samsung’s next flagship smartphones are going to look like. The… Read More »

Motorola Moto G5 Plus getting a new update

Motorola has started pushing out a new update to its Moto G5 Plus smartphone. Arriving as version NPN25.137-67 and weighing in at around 215MB, the update brings along several changes, including improved audio in video capture. Other changes that the update includes are improvements related to data traffic as well as the device’s stability. Also, the VoLTE icon… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Highest Shipped Smartphone in India, Says IDC

Market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has come out with its quarterly mobile phone tracker which claims that Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 was the highest shipped smartphone in Q1. Apart from phone shipments, IDC’s latest data also revealed that Indian smartphone market saw a healthy 14.8 percent growth in shipments over the same period last year. IDC’s… Read More »

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock

Microsoft, cybersecurity firms could benefit from WannaCry  Monday, 15 May 2017 | 1:16 AM ET | 03:01 Investors should buy Microsoft shares because the recent cyberattacks will spur companies to upgrade to the technology giant’s latest operating system, according to Credit Suisse, which reiterated its outperform rating on the software firm. The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 With Snapdragon 435 Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs. 6,999

Xiaomi Redmi 4 has been launched in India, as widely expected, at an event in New Delhi. However, unlike the model that was unveiled in China, this model is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset, making it closer to the Redmi 4X that was launched in Xiaomi’s home market in February. The brand is releasing three Redmi 4 variants in India, with… Read More »

Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially released the iOS 10.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update focuses on bug fixes and performance and security improvements.   For instructions on updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS, see our tutorial on updating software here. iOS 10.3.2 follows the March release… Read More »

Why Android is likely safe from a WannaCry-like attack

Enlarge Image Unlike the Google Pixel, most Android devices are running on outdated operating systems. James Martin/CNET The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating system… Read More »

Flipkart Big 10 Sale Offers on Mobile Phones Announced: Here Are the Best Deals

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone 7 32GB is priced at Rs. 43,990 Redmi Note 4 open sale begins at 12pm Google Pixel exchange offer up to Rs. 29,000 Flipkart shoppers waiting for offers on mobile phones finally got their wish as the Big 10 Sale entered its second day. The highlight of the Flipkart was the promise of the “lowest price… Read More »