Category Archives: Mobiles

How to get the Windows 98 experience on today’s PCs

Twenty years ago Windows 98 became available for sale to the general public, yet the operating system enjoyed a mixed reputation. It brought new features and refined the concept of PNP (Plug & Play) devices which could automatically be detected by the system when connected to a USB port. However, Windows 98 was also famous for being the… Read More »

Qualcomm still serious about Windows 10 on Arm: Engineers work on ’12W’ Snapdragon 1000

Something like this … An earlier SDM850 reference design Qualcomm is seemingly working on another high-end 64-bit Arm-compatible system-on-chip for Windows 10 PCs – the Snapdragon 1000. Here’s the US chip designer’s line up so far for personal computers: the Snapdragon 835, which made its way into a few moderately overpriced and slightly lackluster touchscreen laptops; the 845 announced in December… Read More »

Got an old PC? Your time running Windows 7 may be up

Microsoft has dropped support for Windows 7 on a range of PCs dating back to turn of the millennium. PCs whose processors lack support for multimedia instructions called SSE2 will no longer receive security updates for Windows 7, Microsoft has confirmed. The issue first arose in March this year, when Microsoft issued a security update, (KB4088875), which generated a… Read More »

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad

Apple seeded beta 2 just two weeks after iOS 12 debuted onstage at WWDC 2018. This major update for iPhone and iPad has new Memoji characters, digital health features, Group FaceTime, redesigned notifications and a whole lot more. So far, AppleInsider has been able to track down a total of 150 new features. As far as what has changed since the original… Read More »

How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it’s easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue. Fortunately, there’s an easy way that you can keep… Read More »

How to install custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad

You can add any typeface to the apps on your iPhone or iPad. Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac Most of use just use the fonts that come supplied with the iOS apps we use every day. If you use Pages, you get a ton of built-in typeface options. But what if you use a notes app by a… Read More »

LG X5 (2018) With Front Flash, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

LG X5 (2018) has been launched in South Korea. The new smartphone is the successor to the original X5 that was announced last year. The handset packs a massive 4500mAh battery that supports fast charging technology. There is also LG Pay support to conveniently make payments through compatible point-of-sale (PoS) machines. LG has provided a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that recognises fingerprints to unlock the screen… Read More »

Xiaomi Said to Cut Valuation After Pulling Mainland Offering

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has lowered its likely valuation to between $55 billion (roughly Rs. 3.75 lakh crores) and $70 billion (roughly Rs. 4.78 lakh crores) following its decision to delay its mainland share offering until after its Hong Kong IPO, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The delay was triggered by a dispute between the company and regulators… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Specifications Leaked in TENAA Listing

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had confirmed earlier that the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will launch sometime in July. Ahead of the official unveil, the smartphone has seen several leaks, and now TENAA certification listings may have outed the entire specification sheet of the Xiaomi Mi Max 3, leaving very little to our imagination. Early leaks have also tipped that the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 may… Read More »

OnePlus 6 Gets OxygenOS 5.1.7 Update, India to Get OxygenOS 5.1.8 Update Instead

HIGHLIGHTS The update brings minimal upgrades to the software File size is said to be about 64MB Indian units will not get the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update Chinese phone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced the rollout of the latest OxygenOS 5.1.7 OTA update on the OnePlus 6. This software update fixes the scheduled setting issue for Do Not Disturb (DND) mode, brings… Read More »