Aadhaar Card Data Breach, UIDAI Filed Police Case After a Newspaper Reported Breach Jan 5 2018 8:13 AM |
UIDAI, the authority that issues Aadhaar numbers, has filed a police case after a newspaper appeared to have bought login details to get access to its database for Rs. 500. The Tribune news paper's journalist was given login details to access the data for Rs.500, But the UIDAI official denies any such type of breach by saying Aadhaar data is properly secured with biometrics.

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Technology Instagram New Features 'Questions' sticker lets you get responses to questions in your Stories Jul 12 2018 8:32 AM |

Instagram the social media app is taking a strong position in the social media space very seriously and adding new features as well as gain new users. The new feature is a strong step towards increasing engagement in Instagram stories and lets users add a question to their stories, to which their followers can respond directly through the sticker itself. A text box appears below the user-submitted question, where other users that are viewing the Instagram story can initiate a conversation with the person posting the story. 

 

The latest addition to the Facebook-owned company’s list of features for its app is the ‘questions’ sticker, which is rolling out for Android and iOS now.

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Technology Mi 4th Anniversary Sale Grab Best Deals on Mi Max 2, Redmi Y2, Mi TV, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5 Pro Jul 10 2018 8:39 AM |

Xiaomi celebrating the 4th anniversary and offering huge discounts on Mi gadgets, smartphones the Mi 4th Anniversary sale start from today 10th July and last at 12th July. Mi offers massive discounts and cashback like flat Rs 500 Paytm cashback on minimum transaction of Rs.8999 similar offer from State bank Credit Card and Mobikwik Wallet. There is also a cashback offer of Rs.1000 on flight booking and Rs.200 cashback on movie ticket booking. 

The Mi flash sales start at 10 AM were Redmi Note 5 Pro Rs.14999 goes live for sale, Redmi 5A also going for sale at 12 PM. 

Mi flash sale includes his Mi LED Smart TV which is going for sale today at 12 PM. 

In Mi 4th anniversary sale get Rs.2000 discount on Mi Max 2 and Rs.10000 off on Mi Mix 2. Mi also offers discounts on gadgets like Mi band in Rs.1599 and get Mi earphone in Rs.399.

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Technology Samsung Set up World Largest Mobile Factory in Noida, Uttar pradesh Jul 9 2018 7:04 PM | South Korean company Samsung the largest manufacturer of smartphones, electronics gadgets, appliances are set up a world largest mobile factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The new 35-acre Samsung Electronics facility at Sector 81 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, will see Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in landing together at a quickly-prepared helipad adjacent to the factory to officially inaugurate it on Monday. One of the first electronics manufacturing facilities set up in the country in the early 1990s, the plant started by manufacturing TVs in 1997. South Korean giant announced a Rs. 4,915 crore investment to expand the Noida plant and, after a year, the new facility is ready to double production. The company is expected to manufacture nearly 120 million mobile phones. Read more..
Technology Reliance JIo Big Plans Unveil with Monsoon Offer, Jio Phone 2 and Jio Giga Fiber Broadband Service Jul 6 2018 10:11 PM |

Telecom giant Reliance Jio announced the latest Jio Phone 2 along with the new device and high-speed Jio Giga Fiber Broadband Service along with Jio Monsoon Offer. Reliance Jio big plan to grab the handsome share of the broadband market. Jio latest feature phone comes at the exchange their old phone for a new Jio Phone for Rs.501. Note that the scheme is available on the current model of JioPhone, and not the JioPhone 2 which is scheduled to go on sale on August 15. The Jio Monsoon Hungama Offer will be available from July 21.

Reliance Jio Phone comes with a pre-installed app like WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube apps into both the models of JioPhone. These apps will be rolled out August 15. “The existing JioPhone owners will also be able to download these apps on their phones from the JioPhone App store when they become available,” according to Jio. The company will be announcing more details about the new JioPhone 2 and the current plan in the coming days.

Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom space last year with its aggressive data plans and free calling offers. The company since then has rolled out postpaid services and continued to compete with Airtel and Vodafone to offer more data benefits to consumers at an affordable price.

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Technology Gmail allows third-party developers to access your private email and other account data  Jul 3 2018 7:40 AM |

According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal Google's Gmail service the largest email mail service provider are give access to some third-party develpopers created apps that can access consumers' accounts and scan their messages for marketing purposes, and their human employees that are reading Gmail users' messages, according to the report.

Google permitted software developers to access users' accounts as long as users gave them permission. That ability was designed to allow developers to create apps that consumers could use to add events to their Google Calendars or to send messages from their Gmail accounts.

But marketing companies have created apps that take advantage of that access to get insights into consumers' behavior, according to the report. The apps offer things such as price comparison services or travel itinerary planning, but the language in their service agreements allows them to view users' email as well. In fact, it's become a "common practice" for marketing companies to scan consumers' email, the Journal reported.

 

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Technology Xiaomi Mi A1 Finally Received Android 8.1 Oreo Update with June Security Patch Jun 30 2018 6:26 PM | Chinese smartphone maker company Xiaomi's Android One Program smartphone Mi A1, is getting a new update. Weighing in at around 1.2GB, it's a major update that bumps the Android version of the device to 8.1 Oreo. Aside from what the 8.1 update brings (like Pixel 2 launcher look as well as dark and light themes), the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of June. The roll out seems to be happening globally, as users from markets like India and the Philippines are reporting getting the OTA update. Update to Android 8.1 is definitely a good news for Mi A1 users, they may want to hold off updating their units as there are reports of a bug in the update that wipes entire SMS history. Specifically, users say this happens after the messages app is swiped away. Read more..
Technology Popular Third-party Quiz App Nametests Exposed Personal data of over 120 Million Facebook Users Jun 30 2018 8:31 AM |

Nametests.com, a popular third-party website that offers various quizzes for Facebook users, put private data of about 120 million users at risk for years, a security researcher has disclosed.

Inti De Ceukelaire, an ethical hacker, demonstrated how the security loophole worked. He explained in a blog post that he was aiming to discover a flaw in the social network after Facebook introduced the Data Abuse Bounty programme in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal.

De Ceukelaire focused on NameTests, which is a popular quiz app on the social network, only to discover that the website was fetching personal information of users from a URL and could be accessed by any website. The data was wrapped in a JavaScript programme that could be shared by any other platform.

 

 

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Technology German student has invented an airbag for your phone that prevents breaks from falling Jun 29 2018 8:02 AM | A German student named Philip Frenzel has invented a potential solution for mobile phones from preventing damage, cracks when falling from user's hand. The active Dampening phone case comes with sensors that can detect when the phone is in free-fall, which prompts the release of four springs that cause the phone to bounce when it hits the ground - dampening the impact, and hopefully prevent any scrapes or cracks. While the case seems like a good solution for drops on flat surfaces, it doesn't look like it would prevent scratches or cracks if the phone fell onto a jagged edge or anything that is uneven. It's not for sale yet, but Frenzel has already acquired a patent and has received an award from the German Society of Mechatronics for his creation. Here's a video showing how the case works: Read more..
Technology Now User Surf Web without internet on Android's Chrome Jun 24 2018 4:22 PM | Search engine giant Google on Thursday introduced a new feature for its Android devices that would let users in India and several other countries surf the web without a constant Internet connection. "When you're connected to free, unmetered WiFi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location," said Amanda Boss, Product Manager, Offline Chrome for Android. The automatically downloaded content would be available alongside all of the downloaded content available for access anytime, even without an Internet connection. Read more..
Technology Google Releases Measure App Use for Quick and Everyday Measurement using ARCore Technology Jun 23 2018 3:33 PM |

Search engine giant released its Measure app for all devices supporting the ARCore technology. The app is now available for download for free on the Google Play Store but you should first install the ARCore app to make it work.

The Measure app is pretty simple and uses the camera on your ARCore (ARCore is Google's platform for building augmented reality experiences) compatible smartphone to measure the length or height of objects. It needs a textured surface and good amount of light to work but once it detects a plane you can drag the measuring bar on the screen and place it along the edges of the object you want to measure. 

 

What Google Measure Can Do:

Measure helps you with quick, everyday measurements around the house or office — similar to a tape measure. With the Measure app, you can:
- Measure the length and height of objects in the real world like the size of a rug, the width of a cabinet, or the height of a table
- Switch between imperial and metric units
- Save photos of your measurements for later

Move your phone around the space to find flat surfaces such as tabletops or the floor. Then drag a length tool or height tool into the scene, and adjust it to the right size. Tap the camera icon to snap a photo for later, or tap the trash icon to start a new measurement. Download Google Measure App from Playstore.

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Technology Xiaomi Mi Pocket Speaker 2 launched: Price in India, Specs, features, and more Jun 23 2018 2:40 PM |

Xiaomi launched Mi pocket speaker 2 on World Music Day at priced just Rs.1499, with compact Bluetooth speaker and 5W speaker, 7-hours continuous play, music. The Chinese company partnership with Germany based brand Tymphany. Like another gadget, Mi has kept the pricing low yet again, and made sure that it is appealing to the masses. Priced at Rs. 1,499, the new Mi Pocket Speaker 2 is now available via the company's official website. The new Xiaomi Mi Pocket Speaker 2 will be up against rival speakers like JBL Go Wireless Portable Speaker, Logitech X100 Wireless Mobile Speaker, and Philips Wireless Portable Speaker among others.

Features and Specs of Mi 2 Pocket Speaker 2:

Design: Minimalist design, 

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 and range up to 10m

Max Output: Tymphany 5W speaker

Continous Playback: Up to 7 hours of continuous music playback

Colour: Black and White colour

Warranty: Xiaomi's Mi Pocket Speaker 2 comes with six months limited warranty. 

Battery: Mi Pocket Speaker 2 is powered by 1200mAh Li-Polymer battery

Body: Mi Pocket Speaker 2 top part is built of aluminium with an anodised oxide coating for a premium look. It also comes with LED indicator.

The Mi Pocket Speaker 2 also comes with built-in microphone that allows users to take calls. For taking incoming calls, users need to lightly press the aluminium top on the Mi Pocket Speaker 2.

Xiaomi's Mi Pocket Speaker 2 is easy to use with top mounted control button and simple to use and allowing control of playback, volume, and other features. 



 

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Technology WhatsApp Rolls Out 'Group Audio, Video Call' Feature New Feature Added in Latest WhatsApp 2.18.189 Version Jun 23 2018 2:14 PM |

Whatsapp Update: Social messaging app WhatsApp has finally started rolling out its group voice and video calling feature, the Facebook-owned company has the plan to roll out group voice and video call and announced at Facebook’s F8 2018 conference. To access group video call features, beta testers will have to update the app to version 2.18.189, while the group voice call is available for version 2.18.192.

According to WABetainfo, the features are currently available for WhatsApp beta only, with a stable roll out for the public in coming days. The new feature is going to be available soon to Windows Phone users. 

This new version allows adding only one person at a time when all the participants added the screen automatically split up into four and everyone can see each other. This new feature currently supports a total of four participants, including the person who started the call.  

Here’s a step by step guide on how you can make a voice or a video call.

  • Make a video or an audio call to a single participant, and then click on ‘Add Participant’ at the top right corner.
  • This will take you to your contact list and then you can select your participants who you want on the group call.
  • Upon adding the participant to the group video call, all the participants, the new one and those that are already on call will be notified by WhatsApp.

Source: WABetaInfo 

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