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Xiaomi, Amazon, Flipkart Sales; Moto Z, Moto Z Play Launch

Xiaomi, Amazon, Flipkart Sales; Moto Z, Moto Z Play Launch

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Time for your daily dose of the biggest technology news of the day, and today we have Flipkart, Amazon, and Xiaomi’s online festive sales as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 7 getting banned by more airlines. Also, Facebook Messenger’s new data save option and porn ruling Internet searches at Patna railway station. Let's dive in. Amazon, Flipkart, Xiaomi hold festive sales E-commerce players Flipkart and Amazon started their second online sales of the festival season on Monday, offering discounts on iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s, Lenovo Zuk Z1, and smart TVs. China's 'Xiaomi also held a Diwali sale, offering the Redmi 3S and Mi Bluetooth speaker at Re. 1, along with discounts on the Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 as well as accessories like Mi In-Ear Headphones and Mi Capsule Earphones, among others. Samsung Galax
Solar Chargeable 6000mAh Power Bank With Water Proofing Launched at Rs. 799

Solar Chargeable 6000mAh Power Bank With Water Proofing Launched at Rs. 799

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Delhi-based UIMI Technologies has unveiled its 6000mAh UIMI U3 Power Bank in India. Priced at Rs. 799, the new power bank is the company's first 'Make in India' power bank and will be available via various e-commerce websites including Amazon India, Snapdeal, Flipkart, ShopClues, and Paytm among others. It will be available in Deep Sky Blue and Lime Green. The company is targeting the festive season with its all-new UIMI U3 Power Bank. The biggest highlight of the new 6000mAh power bank is it supports solar charging apart from regular charging via AC power sockets. The power bank comes with a single input port and dual output USB port for charging 2 devices simultaneously. The device sports a 2.4 W LED panel light and is water and dust proof. The power bank features a rubber finish. Comme...
Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Sales, Exchange Over Safety Concerns

Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Sales, Exchange Over Safety Concerns

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Samsung told customers worldwide Tuesday to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as it struggled to contain a snowballing safety crisis that threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand. The South Korean conglomerate also called a halt to worldwide sales and exchanges of the troubled handset, as the federal US consumer regulator issued an alarming warning of the possible dangers the device posed to its owners, their families and homes. The news slammed Samsung's share price, which plunged as much as seven percent in afternoon trade. Tuesday's announcement came a little over a month after the world's largest smartphone maker announced a recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s in 10 markets following complaints that its lithium-ion battery exploded while charging. The unprecedented mo...
The Most Useful Features in Custom Skins on Android Phones

The Most Useful Features in Custom Skins on Android Phones

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Do you have a friend that can’t stop talking about his Nexus phone? Well, there's a lot to like about the clean, bloatware-free approach of stock Android. But if we look beyond the nerds who care about all this stuff, for most people stock Android isn’t the holy grail when they’re buying a smartphone. In fact, if you were to take a peek at some of the customised versions of Google’s open-source operating system, there are some very interesting features that may make stock Android appear inadequate. So ignoring the sometimes gaudy, sometimes gimmicky aspects of these custom UIs, we pick some genuinely usable features found on Android phones made by popular manufacturers. Fingerprint User Binding on Coolpad phones Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, we’ve had access to multi-user mode on Android. C
Yahoo Says Automatic Mail Forwarding Will Be Re-Enabled Soon

Yahoo Says Automatic Mail Forwarding Will Be Re-Enabled Soon

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As Yahoo's embattled email service suffers through a slew of bad news, including a hack that compromised more than 500 million accounts, some users are finding it hard to leave. Automatic email forwarding was disabled at the beginning of the month, several users told The Associated Press. While those who've set up forwarding in the past are unaffected, some who want to leave over recent hacking and surveillance revelations are struggling to switch to rival services. "This is all extremely suspicious timing," said Jason Danner, who runs an information technology business in Auckland, New Zealand, and is trying to quit Yahoo after 18 years with the email provider. Yahoo initially declined to comment on the recent change beyond pointing to a three-line notice on Yahoo's help site which says ...
Galaxy Note 7 Nightmare May Force Samsung to Abandon Note Lineup Completely

Galaxy Note 7 Nightmare May Force Samsung to Abandon Note Lineup Completely

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 safety issues in the last month or so has become the company's worst nightmare. The issue forced the company to kill its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and Samsung may not stop here. If a new report out of Russia is to be believed, then Samsung is reportedly considering killing the "Note" lineup completely, with no future smartphones to carry the iconic phablet brand. Hi-Tech.Mail.ru citing an unnamed person from Samsung's corporate headquarters reports that the South Korean company is "planning to abandon" the entire production line of Galaxy Note-series smartphones. The report adds that the reputation of the "Note" branding has been destroyed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding issue. Samsung reportedly conducted a survey around various markets including South Kore...
How to Copy-Paste Text and Images Between Your iPhone and Mac

How to Copy-Paste Text and Images Between Your iPhone and Mac

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Universal clipboard was one of the headline features announced at WWDC 2016. This is the ability to copy items on one Apple device and paste them on another. This works across iOS and macOS devices and is a neat feature to have if you keep switching between your Apple devices. Here's a list of devices that are compatible with Apple's universal clipboard feature: iPhone 5 or newer iPad Pro iPad (4th generation) iPad Air or newer iPad mini 2 or newer iPod touch (6th generation) or newer MacBook (Early 2015 or newer) MacBook Pro (2012 or newer) MacBook Air (2012 or newer) Mac mini (2012 or newer) iMac (2012 or newer) Mac Pro (Late 2013) This feature works only on iOS 10 and macOS Sierra so be sure to update your devices to these operating systems first. Once you ha...
Google Photos Gets Significant Update; Can Create Animations From Your Videos

Google Photos Gets Significant Update; Can Create Animations From Your Videos

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Google's Photos app already had features that allowed it to automatically create albums alongside making concept-based movies out of pictures taken. Now, the Photos app is receiving significant update that allows it to create shareable animations from the videos apart from other features. Google says all new features of the Photos app are available now on Android, iOS and the Web. Users can upload images or videos to Photos app on Android and iOS, as well as from desktop that will be made into shareable animations that will include interesting segments. With the update, Google Photos will also automatically put the images right side up when it finds images in collection that are sideways. It's no secret that Google has become increasingly focused on making its Photos service better and mo...
Google to Shut Down Panoramio Photo Sharing Service Next Month

Google to Shut Down Panoramio Photo Sharing Service Next Month

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Technology giant Google will shut down Panoramio, the location-centric photo sharing service that the company used to augment its Google Maps and Google Earth services, in November, a media report said. Panoramio, the service which Google acquired in 2007, will show its last image on November 4. Google previously tried to shut the service down in 2014. At the time, its users successfully petitioned the company to keep it open, Tech Crunch reported on Saturday. "Today, with photo upload tools in Google Maps and our Local Guides programme, we are providing easy options for you to share your photos with an active and growing community. As such, we've decided to now close down Panoramio," Google wrote in an email to Panoramio users on Saturday. Google is also encouraging Panoramio users to jo...
OnePlus Store Launched in India

OnePlus Store Launched in India

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OnePlus on Thursday announced its exclusive e-commerce platform for the Indian market. The new official website - oneplusstore.in - will be selling OnePlus accessories via the store, however, while the OnePlus 3 smartphone is listed on the store, users are redirected to buy it via the company's retail partner, Amazon India. The Chinese company believes that the new online store will "improve the availability" of OnePlus products in India. The company in order to make it more rewarding for early supporters is offering limited-time offers to its existing users in the country. To avail the offers, users will have to register the IMEI details of their smartphones on the OnePlus online store. As we mentioned, while the OnePlus 3 is listed on the new online OnePlus Store, the page redirects use...