Mobile

India to Have Over 800 Million Smartphone Users by 2022: Cisco

The number of smartphone users is expected to double to 829 million by 2022 from 404.1 million in 2017, projects a new Cisco report. This proliferation of smart devices will propel India’s per capita data consumption to nearly 14 gigabytes (GB) by 2022 from 2.4GB in 2017, according to Cisco’s latest “Visual Networking Index (VNI)” report. “By 2022, […]

Mobile

Huawei to Open 100 Experience Zones in India by 2019

Unveiling its future offline strategy for the India market, Chinese giant Huawei on Wednesday said it would set up 100 exclusive experience zones through its retail partners by 2019. Huawei, which became the second largest smartphone seller in the world after Samsung in the second quarter of this year, considers India a tier-1 market. In line with […]

Android

Microsoft Launcher Gets ‘Digital Health’ Feature in Beta, Taking on Google’s Digital Wellbeing

Microsoft has added a Digital Health feature with Cortana support on the beta version of its Android launcher that will enable users to track app usages. With this, the Microsoft Launcher takes on Google’s own Digital Wellbeing initiative, currently available only for select Android Pie devices. The Microsoft Launcher version 5.1 beta is an attempt to give […]

Apps

Microsoft’s Emoji8 App Can Evaluate How Well You Imitate Emoji

Microsoft has launched a new app called Emoji8 that allows users to compare their own facial expressions to emojis and get evaluated with scores. “Emoji8 uses Windows Machine Learning (ML) to evaluate your facial expressions while you imitate a random selection of emojis. You can play on the app even when you don’t have an […]

Mobile

Vivo Y95 Retail Box, Hands-On Photos, Specifications Leaked

Just earlier this month, Vivo launched the Y93 smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, 6.2-inch display, and a dual rear camera setup. Now, a new leak hints that the company is already gearing up to launch its successor called Vivo Y95, and the smartphone will see slight […]

Apps

Microsoft Removes Fake Bing Ad for Chrome That Potentially Contained Malware

Redmond giant Microsoft has now removed a fake Bing ad that claimed to be a Chrome download link, but was instead a deceptive one that perhaps installed malware on to your device. This fake link was the top result when users search for keywords like ‘download Chrome’ on the Edge browser. The link takes users […]

Apps

Microsoft Removes Fake Bing Ad for Chrome That Potentially Contained Malware

Redmond giant Microsoft has now removed a fake Bing ad that claimed to be a Chrome download link, but was instead a deceptive one that perhaps installed malware on to your device. This fake link was the top result when users search for keywords like ‘download Chrome’ on the Edge browser. The link takes users […]

Apps

Snap Hires Two Executives to Take Over From Departing Imran Khan

Snap hired two executives to take on the responsibilities of departing Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan, adding technology-industry veterans to help bulk up its advertising business and build partnerships. Jeremi Gorman, formerly head of global advertising sales at Amazon.com, will be chief business officer. Jared Grusd, who was chief executive officer of the Huffington Post and […]

Apps

Google Maps ETA Sharing Comes to iOS, Now Allows Location Sharing on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Google introduced real-time location sharing on Google Maps in March last year to enable sharing your live route and ETA with your contacts easily. This feature allows you to share your current location with people, which then enables them to track you real-time. The tech giant is now improving upon it, and is also bringing ETA sharing to iOS users […]

Apps

Uber’s Mideast-Rival Careem Raises $200 Million to Expand, Expects More Funds

Middle East ride-hailing company Careem said on Thursday it had secured $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,500 crores) in fresh funding from existing investors and that it expects to raise more to finance expansion plans. Careem, which counts Gcarmaker maker Daimler and China’s largest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxingamong its other backers, was estimated to be worth around $1 billion […]