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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...
Intex Aqua S2 With 5-Inch Display, Fingerprint Sensor Launched at Rs. 4,490

Intex Aqua S2 With 5-Inch Display, Fingerprint Sensor Launched at Rs. 4,490

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There are certain features that are expected only from premium-end smartphones. However, there are certain occasions when smartphone manufacturers surprise the users by implementing these features in budget-end smartphones. In one such case, Intex has launched its Aqua S2 smartphone, which company claims is the cheapest smartphone with fingerprint sensor available in India - it is priced at Rs. 4,490. The smartphone will be available in Champagne, White, and Grey colour variants. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the device in the centre below the camera module. Intex's 3G smartphone Aqua S2 has been priced at Rs. 4,490 and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The smartphone packs a 5-inch display with resolution of 480x584 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production, Global Sales Completely Halted

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production, Global Sales Completely Halted

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Samsung on Tuesday suspended all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, halted sales worldwide and told customers to stop using the device, following reports that replacements for combustible models were also catching fire. "We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s," the company said in a statement. Samsung's decision to halt sales and exchanges was "the right move", Kaye said, adding that his commission was actively investigating reports of phones overheating and burning in multiple US states. The US Federal Aviation Administration issued a guidance update, urging all passengers to power off, and not use, charge, or st...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Is an Opportunity for Apple, Google

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Is an Opportunity for Apple, Google

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Samsung Electronics Co.'s mounting crisis with its flagship Galaxy Note 7 has left millions of premium smartphone buyers looking for an alternative. The obvious candidate is Apple's iPhone 7, but Google's slick new Pixel device could get a lift, too. Samsung recalled and pledged to replace millions of Galaxy Note 7 phones in early September after reports that their batteries were bursting into flame. But over the past week, new reports have emerged that some replacement phones are catching on fire, too. Samsung has now asked retailers to stop selling all Galaxy Note 7 phones while the company and US officials investigate why the new batch of devices seem to be afflicted with the same problem. Many people upgrade their phones during the Christmas shopping season, giving Apple and Google an
Sony Xperia XZ Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 49,990

Sony Xperia XZ Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 49,990

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Sony India as promised on Tuesday kicked off the sale of its flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ, in the country. Priced at Rs. 49,990, the Sony Xperia XZ is now available to buy via Amazon India and retail stores across the country. The new Sony flagship was unveiled late last month, and comes with an MRP of Rs. 51,990. Customers who pre-booked the smartphone will get a free Sony SWR30 SmartBand worth Rs. 8,990 with their Xperia XZ unit. The biggest highlight of the Xperia XZ is its three rear camera sensors. According to Sony, the CMOS sensor can track and predict movement of objects in frame, reducing the chances of blurred shots. The smartphone also packs a laser autofocus sensor which makes the camera better at locking focus on objects, especially in low-light conditions; and the RGBC...
Honor 8 Doctor Strange Limited Edition Handset Announced

Honor 8 Doctor Strange Limited Edition Handset Announced

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Huawei Terminal brand Honor has announced two special promotions in the UK tied to the release of the Doctor Strange movie later this month. The first will see a limited edition handset with the Eye of Agamotto symbol etched onto the back of the smartphone given to winners of a competition, while the other will see the first registrants of the Honor 8 smartphone on carrier Three UK get tickets to the movie and Marvel movie downloads. As we mentioned, the Honor 8 Doctor Strange limited edition handset will not be available to buy unfortunately. Those interested will have to keep checking the Marvel UK Facebook page until the contest promotion is posted with details on how they can win the limited edition smartphone. You can check out how the smartphone looks below, with an image provided b...