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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Yu Yureka 2

Xiaomi continues to rule the budget smartphone market in India with its impressive smartphones and their equally impressive price tags. The Chinese company’s Redmi Note 4 has continued to be a best seller even after months since it was launch in the country earlier this year. Yu, an online subsidiary of Micromax, has recently jumped on the budget bandwagon and released its sixth smartphone under the Yureka lineup, named the Yu Yureka 2. With newer budget smartphones like the Yureka 2 getting on the shelf, will the Redmi Note 4 continue to hold up? Let’s find out. Design and Display The Yu Yureka 2 offers an immersive viewing experience with its 5.5-inch Full-HD display while its sturdy body and compact size offer a good grip. The Redmi Note 4 comes with a full metal body with 2.5D curved glass and polished antenna lines thrown into the mix. It sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD display as well. Hardware The Redmi Note 4 is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired …
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Airtel’s Combo packs available to across India as on Sep 2017

In our earlier analysis, we have presenteda bird’s view of Idea cellular’s combo packs available to customers across various circles as on September 2017. Now, in this analysis, in a similar manner, we will have a high-level overview of Airtel’s segmented, customized and open market combo packs available to customers across various circles as on *date.
Just like our earlier analysis, the combo packs considered offer a data benefit along with voice benefit as a minimum guarantee. Some combos considered might also *offer roaming/SMS/TT benefits as well. Based on the incremental price tags, we have segregated the combo packs into 18 different price segments.
Combo Pack Validities (days): 28, 70, 84 and 90.
A combo pack is available at a starting price tag of 145 rupees while the highest combo pack is available at a price tag of 1200 rupees. A combo pack in the starting price segment offers unlimited on net voice benefit + 1GB data with a validity of 28 days. A combo pack in the highest d…

Samsung Rolls Out Bixby Voice Assistant For Supported Smartphones in India

At the launch event of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in India, the Samsung, the South Korean company said that it will be rolling out Bixby voice feature with the Indian accent for the Indian consumers at the end of this month. Sticking to its words, Samsung has now rolled the Bixby voice feature for its supported smartphones in the Indian market. At the moment, the smartphones which support Bixby is the high-end Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and the recently launched Galaxy Note 8. Users with the above-mentioned smartphones can activate the Bixby voice by saying ‘Hi Bixby’ hotword. As said earlier, Samsung has added the ability to understand Indian accents. Samsung says that “it does not matter from which part of the country you are, Bixby will work hard to understand you and take care of your activities”. “At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. With Bixby, the phone adapts to you and not the other way around. It’s a smarte…

7 things to know about Reliance Jio Phone

1/8By Sanchita Upadhyay Joshi Reliance JioPhone's deliveries are expected to start soon. The phone is reported to be available from this weekend or early next week to the roughly six million customers who have pre-booked the device. We got some time with the device this week, and here are our first impressions of Reliance JioPhone.
2/8SHARE Appears bit bulkyThe phone has been built by Reliance Jio's own Lfy brand. There's also Lfy branding at the back of the phone. With 2000 mAh battery on-board, JioPhone looks bit bulky in appearance. On the front, there's 2.4-inch display with VGA camera.

3/8SHARE Has four buttons on below the display, followed by numeric keypad

BSNL Offer 50% Cashback and Full Talk Time on Some Recharges

State-run telecom operator BSNL is now offering cashback of 50% on voice recharges this Dussehra. This is a promotional plan from BSNL, and the operator is also offering full talk time for users who recharge on the company’s mobile application or website. That said, both these offers will go live for all the BSNL users across the country on September 25. Do make a note that the BSNL mobile app/ website recharge offer will be valid only for a limited time. BSNL confirmed that this offer will run between September 25 and October 25. Customers whoever recharge with the Rs. 42, Rs. 44, Rs. 65, Rs. 69, Rs. 88, and Rs. 122 talk time packs will receive 50% cashback under the new promotional offer. That said, only the above-mentioned plans will be available in the offer. Also, BSNL confirmed that the full talk time offer on its website will be valid only on the Rs. 30 recharge. That said, BSNL did not reveal how many times a customer can recharge with the Rs. 30 plan. This full talk time off…

Google buy HTC in $1.1 Billion

Google has finally confirmed its plans to buy out part of HTC’s smartphone hardware unit for USD 1.1 billion. As anticipated, the agreement was officially announced today and also revealed that the internet search giant did not actually acquire HTC entirely, but instead has taken over only some of HTC’s human resources and intellectual properties. With this new agreement, Google will now have direct access to the hardware technology and manpower of the Taiwanese company to build their own devices. Most employees currently working under the Pixel smartphone hardware department at HTC will be migrated to Google’s ‘own’ hardware division. Additionally, for future manufacturing of gadgets, Google will also get to make use of the patents licensed by HTC including the camera tech, ‘squeezable frame’ and more. “These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks we’ve already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we’re excited to see what we can do together as one team,” Goo…

Trump dismisses Facebook ads

AFP
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday questioned FacebookInc's decision to overhaul how it handles paid political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections.

"The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook," Trump wrote on Twitter. "What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary," referring to Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 presidential campaign.


Earlier this month, Facebook said an internal review had shown that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on 3,000 Facebook ads promoting divisive messages in the months before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The company initially declined to turn over details on the ads to Congress but said on Thursday it would do so, making a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world's largest social network over ads that run during election campaigns.

Chief …