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OnePlus had earlier integrated Google Lens in its camera application. 
OnePlus had earlier integrated Google Lens in its camera application. 

OnePlus to make Google Duo its default video-calling app

  • Google Duo video calling capability will be integrated across multiple native functions including call logs, contacts, dial pad and messaging
  • You can try it out on your device after it gets the latest update by selecting a contact, tapping on "see all" and choosing "video call"

The Mi 9 will come with a gradient back which reflects light in different patterns at different angles, resembling an aurora.  (Weibo/LeiJung)
The Mi 9 will come with a gradient back which reflects light in different patterns at different angles, resembling an aurora.  (Weibo/LeiJung)

Xiaomi CEO gives fans an early look at the Mi 9

  • Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has restricted the first looks strictly to the back of the Mi 9
  • The Mi 9 will sport a glass back with multi-colour gradient and a triple camera setup

Moto G7 Power's display has a regular rectangular notch instead of the teardrop notch present on the G7 and G7 Plus. 
Moto G7 Power's display has a regular rectangular notch instead of the teardrop notch present on the G7 and G7 Plus. 

Moto G7 Power to go on sale in India at 13,999: Full specs, availability

  • The Moto G7 Power will be available at offline retailers as well as Flipkart at 13,999
  • Highlights of the Moto G7 Power include 6.2-inch 720p display, 5,000mAh battery and 12MP rear camera

 (Alamy Stock Photo)
(Alamy Stock Photo)

These 2 companies control 50% of India's smartphone market  

  • Except Samsung, four of the five smartphone brands are based in China
  • Xiaomi surpassed Samsung to become the market leader in 2018 with 28.9 per cent share in the Indian smartphone market

Google+, however, is not the only Google app that will be killed
Google+, however, is not the only Google app that will be killed

Lessons to learn from major apps that are fated to die

  • Incorporation of AI and machine learning into apps has shortened the life span of older ones
  • Failure to generate revenue, and technology upgrades that diminish the value, make apps unviable

Image: HP
Image: HP

HP Spectre Folio review: Premium leather design but at a premium pricing too

  • It’s a regular ultrabook with complete leather exterior and allows you to use the device as a tablet
  • This year’s Spectre Folio is being touted as the “world’s first” leather convertible

Buying a mid-range smartphone? These are the best ones from the segment

  • The ZenFone 5Z is a device that punches above its weight in terms of specifications
  •  Manufacturers have flooded the market with phones in mid-range segment

The Samsung Galaxy M30 will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy M30 to launch in February: Here's what to expect 

  • The Samsung Galaxy M30 will start at 14,990
  • It will sport a Super-AMOLED Infinity V display, Exynos 7904 processor and up to 6GB/128GB of internal storage

Realme was the No.4 player in India by market share in the October-December period, behind only Vivo (9%), Samsung (22%) and leader Xiaomi (27%).
Realme was the No.4 player in India by market share in the October-December period, behind only Vivo (9%), Samsung (22%) and leader Xiaomi (27%).

Oppo's Realme sets sights on Europe, Southeast Asia

  • Realme's success in India shows there is still room for new players in the cluttered smartphone market
  • Realme has raked in a user base of 4 million in just 6 months with only five smartphones

 (Photo: Bloomberg)
(Photo: Bloomberg)

Samsung to launch Galaxy 'M30' in India in Feb

  • The sale of Galaxy 'M30' with a triple rear-camera system and a massive 5,000mAh battery will begin in the first week of March
  • Powered by latest Exynos 7904 processor, Galaxy 'M30' comes with 4GB RAM-64GB internal memory variant

As of now, people can be added to WhatsApp groups without their permission.  (Reuters)
As of now, people can be added to WhatsApp groups without their permission.  (Reuters)

WhatsApp's new feature lets you choose who can add you to groups

  • According to WABetaInfo the invitation feature will let you set your group privacy settings to everyone, nobody or your contacts
  • The feature was first made available to WhatsApp for Business

 (Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

Samsung's 'Galaxy Tab Active2' tablet launched in India

  • The device comes equipped with improved touch, pogo pin - a device to connect and charge a group of devices all at once
  • The device would be available for purchase from mid-March in India

Although the smartphone's final look hasn't been revealed yet, its protective cases suggest the smartphone will sport a triple camera setup.  (Weibo/leijun)
Although the smartphone's final look hasn't been revealed yet, its protective cases suggest the smartphone will sport a triple camera setup. (Weibo/leijun)

Mi 9 set to launch on the same day as the Samsung Galaxy S10

  • The Mi 9 is expected to run Xiaomi's latest MIUI 10 based on Android Pie 9 and will sport a triple camera setup with a ToF sensor
  • It will be launched in Beijing a few hours before the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be launched in San Francisco

The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 6.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2340x1080 and a notch reminiscent of the Essential Phone's.
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 6.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2340x1080 and a notch reminiscent of the Essential Phone's.

Redmi Note 7 launch in India on February 28

  • The Redmi Note 7 is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to sport a dewdrop notch, dual tone gradient back panel
  • It is advertised as a tough smartphone in China

Twitter says the feature should be arriving for Android users soon. (AFP)
Twitter says the feature should be arriving for Android users soon. (AFP)

Twitter testing profile preview feature on Android, iOS app

  • This feature would show information of the replier including their Twitter bio, follower counts
  • Users would also get options to jump to the full profile of the other users along with the standard share options

Google isn;t a new entrant when it comes to manufacturing smartphones
Google isn;t a new entrant when it comes to manufacturing smartphones

Google working on a new affordable smartphone

  • Google's strategy will most likely be placing a device in the same category as OnePlus or even Xiaomi's sub-brand Poco
  • The software giant is also said to be poaching Apple talent to boost production partnerships in emerging markets including Asia

Facebook users can also nominate a 'legacy contact'
Facebook users can also nominate a 'legacy contact'

Who owns your Facebook profile when you're dead?

  • Facebook and Instagram allow family members to request that an account be deleted or turned into a memorial page
  • Britain is among the majority of countries in having no laws on digital inheritance

Apple confirmed a media report on Wednesday that it would require two-factor authentication - using a code sent to a phone as well as a password - to log into all developer accounts by the end of this month. (Reuters)
Apple confirmed a media report on Wednesday that it would require two-factor authentication - using a code sent to a phone as well as a password - to log into all developer accounts by the end of this month. (Reuters)

How software pirates are using Apple technology to put hacked apps on iPhones

  • It is unclear how much revenue the pirate distributors are siphoning away from Apple and legitimate app makers  
  • TutuApp offers a free version of Minecraft, which costs $6.99 in Apple's App Store

 (Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

HP unveils Spectre laptop lineup to India

  • To achieve a thin and light design in this new form factor, the Spectre Folio incorporates one of the smallest motherboards
  • Powered with the latest quad-core 8th generation Intel Core processors, the HP Spectre x360 includes long-lasting battery life

 (Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

Instagram internally testing Direct Messages for web

  • If and when the feature rolls out for public, it would enable Instagram users to chat via DMs on a desktop
  • In the current design, Direct on the web is reportedly available from a Direct arrow icon in the top right of the screen