Facebook Pays $10,000 to 10-Year-Old Instagram Hacker

Social media giant Facebook has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram. Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipient of Facebook’s “bug bounty,” paid to users who find bugs or weaknesses in its platforms. “I wanted to see… Read More »

Intex Aqua Joy Budget Android Smartphone Launched at Rs. 2,799

Soon after launching the Aqua Lions 3G smartphone, Intex has now introduced a new entry-level Aqua Joy smartphone. Priced at Rs. 2,799, the Intex Aqua Joy is now listed on the company site with pricing details. The smartphone can be expected to go on sale soon. The Intex Aqua Joy features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display and… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max Allegedly Hits Certification Site With Images, Specifications

Ahead of the May 10 event where Xiaomi is expected to reveal the Mi Max alongside the MIUI 8 ROM, the smartphone appears to have passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority, revealing purported specifications and its design. As per the listing of the Mi Max, the smartphone looks very similar to the Mi Note smartphone that launched… Read More »

OnePlus 3 to Sport 3500mAh Battery, Snapdragon 820 SoC: Report

OnePlus 3 is slowly being caught in the rumour mill. The latest leak tips that the next OnePlus flagship smartphone will pack an improved and bigger battery than its predecessor. The new details come from China and claim that the OnePlus 3 will pack a 3500mAh battery, which if true, will be bigger than the 3300mAh battery on… Read More »

Samsung Takes Lead From Apple in US Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Samsung has taken the lead over Apple in the US smartphone market, according to the latest data by Counterpoint Research. It took Samsung 11 months to regain the top spot in the US market after losing it to rival Apple in April last year. According to the research firm, Samsung accounted for 28.8 percent smartphone sales in the… Read More »

Logitech’s UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker Launched at Rs. 15,995

After launching it in the US in September last year, Logitech has launched the UE Boom 2 in India. The company has given the Bluetooth speaker a suggested retail price of Rs. 15,995.  The Boom 2 is the successor of the popular Ultimate Ears Boom speaker that waslaunched in India in June last year for Rs. 14,995. The… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max Slim Body Touted by CEO Ahead of May 10 Launch

Xiaomi has released first teaser image of its upcoming Mi Max phablet ahead of the May 10 launch. The teaser was shared by Xiaomi CEO Jun Lei and shows the side profile of the Mi Max smartphone. Apart from the side profile of the handset, the physical volume rocker and power buttons are visible on the right side.… Read More »

Reliance Jio Opens 4G Services to the Public via Employee Referral Program

Reliance Jio’s 4G services haven’t been officially rolled out yet, but the launch seems imminent, considering that an employee referral program is now under way. While Reliance has yet to make an official announcement around this referral program, its employees have posted on Facebook, recruiting friends with the offer of 10GB free voice and data for the next… Read More »

Millions of Qualcomm-Based Android Devices Vulnerable to Attacks: Report

Mandiant, a cyber-security firm, has released a report which states that devices running on Qualcomm chips or code written by the chip maker are vulnerable to attack. This vulnerability has been identified as CVE-2016-2060 which exists in a software package maintained by Qualcomm and if exploited, can grant the attacker access to the victim’s SMS database, phone history,… Read More »

HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition Goes Official

HTC has quietly launched a new variant of its 2015 One M9 flagship smartphone in Europe. The HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition is now listed on the company’s German site. The One M9 Prime Camera Edition is available in contract at around EUR 22.70 (approximately Rs. 1,700) per month for a period of 24 months, according to… Read More »