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Android Is Quietly Sharing Your Physical Activity with Other Apps

For the most part, Android keeps getting better, but it’s certainly not immune to privacy concerns that plague every operating system and smartphone. And as it turns out, Google snuck a questionable feature into the operating system with a recent update. A new permission called “activity recognition” may be tracking your physical activity and sharing it with third-party apps, and there’s… Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Other Phab Smartphones Won’t Get an Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro, which was launched last year as the ‘world’s first Tango smartphone’ will not be receiving an Android Nougat update. The news was confirmed by Lenovo’s Support page that lists devices that are slated to receive an update. Unfortunately, the entire Lenovo Phab series seems to have been excluded from the update list. Apart from the Phab 2… Read More »

Paytm Mall Independence Day Sale Offers: iPhone 7, Laptops, and Other Deals

Ahead of Independence Day, Paytm Mall has begun its sale on the app and website offering discounts on smartphones and other gadgets. The week-long sale will go on from Wednesday, August 8 to August 15 with discounts and cashback offers on a wide range of products from laptops, smartphones and appliances to apparel and accessories among others. The big highlight… Read More »

Solar Red HTC U11 Hits US, Summer Sale Knocks $200 Off Other HTC Smartphones

HTC has a new Solar Red color option for the HTC U11 in the United States, as well as a summer sale shaving $200 off other select smartphones. In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, HTC is still trying to get back at the top after losing significant ground to rivals. Its latest flagship raised some interest, and the… Read More »

Flipkart Dream Phone Sale Offers: Discounts on iPhone 7, Moto Z, Google Pixel, and Other Deals

Another day, another e-commerce sale. Flipkart is hosting a three-day sale on select smartphones by Apple, Samsung, Google, and Moto. Named #OwnYourDreamPhone, the new Flipkart sale starts just a day after a similar Amazon sale ended. These consecutive sales are not only because of the hyper-competitive environment in the e-commerce industry but also because of the GST rollout.… Read More »

Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley. Internet services were cut 28 times over the… Read More »

Binny Bansal Flipkarts other categories growing faster than mobile phones

Bengaluru: It’s been an eventful start to the year for Flipkart Ltd. In January, India’s most valuable Internet start-up named a new chief executive, replacing co-founder Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy, a representative of Flipkart’s largest investor Tiger Global Management. This week, it secured $1.4 billion in fresh capital from three technology companies, Tencent, eBay and Microsoft, and… Read More »

Qualcomm Said to Have Blocked Samsung Exynos Chip Sales to Other Handset Makers

Samsung has been one of the handset makers that has been using Qualcomm chipsets for years now. Though, Samsung has been prevented from selling its in-house Exynos chipsets to other handset makers by none other than Qualcomm, claims a new report. Samsung has been consistent with its own Exynos-series of processors which get refreshed every year though one… Read More »

Russia blocks LinkedIn, sparking concerns for other social media sites

LinkedIn is now blocked in Russia. The country’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, is enforcing the ban in compliance with a recent court order. Earlier in 2016, the Kremlin’s Roskomnadzor attained an injunction against LinkedIn from a lower court. The company was targeted due to its failure to comply with a 2014 federal law that demands online firms that deal with the personal… Read More »

iPhone 7 Price, Release Date, Specifications, and All Other Rumours

iPhone 7 is the most anticipated smartphone of the year, and Apple fans across the world are counting down to when the smartphone and its variants will be launched. Alongside, the rumour mills just keep churning out fresh details about the smartphone. The iPhone 7 is anticipated to launch at its now traditional September event, and as we… Read More »