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After Decline, Global Device Shipments to Grow in 2018: Gartner

After suffering a decline of three percent in 2017, global shipments of devices including PCs, tablets and mobile phones are forecast to return to growth (at over 1.3 percent) in 2018, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. While the performance of shipments of devices fluctuates Year-over-Year (YoY), end-user device spending continues to rise and is forecast to… Read More »

Rihanna Urges Fans to Delete Snapchat After Ad Mocking Assault by Brown

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat ran an ad making fun of assault on her by then boyfriend Brown Shares of Snap, the company that makes the app, were down 4.7 percent We are so sorry we made the terrible mistake of allowing it: Snapchat Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making… Read More »

Microsoft Suspends AMD Spectre and Meltdown Patch Rollout After Complaints of Unbootable PCs

HIGHLIGHTS Users of PCs with certain AMD CPUs reported freezing at bootup Microsoft blames AMD for providing inaccurate documentation The two companies are working together to resolve the problems Following multiple user complaints that of PCs with AMD processors were freezing while booting after the installation of Microsoft Windows security patches, the software giant has announced that it has suspended the delivery of specific… Read More »

Pixel 2 XL Affected by Slow Fingerprint Unlocking After Android 8.1 Oreo Update, Some Users Complain

HIGHLIGHTS Fingerprint unlock reportedly becomes laggy after Android 8.1 Users reported the issue on Google Product Forums and Reddit A top Google Product Forums contributor suggested a fix in the pipeline Some Pixel 2 XL users have reported that they are facing slower fingerprint unlocking on their Pixel 2 XL devices after installing the Android 8.1 Oreo update. The issue has been… Read More »

Moto G4 Plus to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update After All, Company Clarifies ‘Miscommunication’

Lenovo-owned Moto brand recently released the list of its smartphones that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo going ahead but the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, which were released last year, were surprising omissions among other handsets. Now, the company has come forward and clarified that the Moto G4 Plus will also be receiving the much-awaited Oreo treatment and has apologised for the previous miscommunication… Read More »

Jio Phone Bookings Paused After ‘Millions’ Pre-Book a Unit

Reliance Jio has paused bookings of the Jio Phone, with a message on its website saying that “millions” have already pre-booked a unit. The Jio Phone bookings went live at 5:30 pm on Thursday amidst heavy demand, which the Jio website and apps struggled to cope with for the first couple of hours. Things eventually settled down, and many were able to pre-book a… Read More »

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country’s Supreme Court. Oscar Pérez posted Instagram videos admitting the attack and calling on Venezuelans to rise up against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The officer’s home has been searched as the president put the entire military… Read More »

China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been “removed”. Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. The Vatican said… Read More »

UK must speak up to preserve global markets role after Brexit

Britain must show its support for markets with measures such as keeping taxes low if it wants to remain a top global financial centre after Brexit, Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Sprecher said on Tuesday. He said he did not expect exchanges to be at the top of the UK government’s priority list in Brexit negotiations,… Read More »

Micromax X1i 2017: After Darago 3310, another Nokia 3310-lookalike spotted

After the Darago 3310, there’s another feature phone that has been caught imitating the refreshed Nokia 3310. Called the Micromax X1i 2017, the phone may not be a clone, but it’s quite similar looking. And just like the Darago 3310, this Micromax feature phone too targets the Nokia 3310 audience, offering ‘something similar’ for a much lower price.… Read More »