Aegon Life Insurance's “iTerm” online protection plan relaunched

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Aegon, a multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company on November 16 in Mumbai officially announced the launch of its flagship product ‘iTerm’ in the Indian market. iTerm Insurance Plan offers comprehensive online protection and also offers one of the lowest premium rates in the industry.

Before talking about this plan in detail, we would like to give you an overview of "Who Aegon Life Insurance are?"

Aegon Life Insurance, formerly Aegon Religare Life Insurance, as discussed above is a multinational life insurance company. Aegon launched its pan-India operations in July, 2008. Aegon and Bennett, Coleman & Company together had launched Aegon Life Insurance. This joint venture is expertised in launching products that are focused on providing customers with the means to meeting their long-term financial goals. Serving over 4.4 lakh customers across India, Aegon Life Insurance has its headquarter in Mumbai.

OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821, 16MP front camera, 3400mAh battery officially announced

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

OnePlus in a surprising move has officially took the wraps off a new variant of OnePlus 3 smartphone at community-powered event streamed on Facebook. Dubbed as OnePlus 3T, the smartphone is a new addition in company's portfolio and is its latest flagship model after original OnePlus 3. Hardware-wise, OnePlus 3T brings faster processor, better camera and expanded battery to original 3.

The new OnePlus 3T comes in two color options - Gunmetal and Soft Gold. Additionally, the device will be available in two storage options - 64GB and 128GB, both with 6GB of RAM. Soft Gold OnePlus 3T will be made available in just 64GB variant, like its younger brother.

OnePlus 3T

EaseUS Data Recovery Software Review

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

With the 21st century being a digital book, it is inevitable that people all around the globe depend upon various storage devices to save their precious data. In fact, it is such a time that we can no longer survive without these devices altogether.

Now just as much these devices provide us the convenience of storing and preserving important data, they are also prone to some catastrophic damage which can completely compromise the data stored in them. This generally happens when the device gets corrupted, or it is infected with a nasty virus that just won’t let you access your data leaving the only option of formatting the device and lose all that data and start from scratch altogether. 

This is the part where you fire up Google and start searching for the Data Recovery Software. You will always find a plethora of applications claiming to be the best for the job, leaving you all confused, which indeed ends up with you paying a hefty amount to someone for doing the job for you.

This is where EaseUS Data Recovery Software comes in handy. EaseUS has an excellent range of software that can help you recover your data easily and safely. EaseUS is the best free data recovery software to recover deleted, formatted or lost data from PC, laptop or removable device easily and quickly.

The free versions of their Recovery Software line-up allows you to recover any sort of data of up to 2GB. But once you use it and see the work getting done, you will definitely consider paying for their premium software.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime with 13MP camera, 4100mAh battery launched in India

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Xiaomi has officially launched the ultra-affordable Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime in the Indian market earlier this week. The Redmi 3S was originally launched in China back in June and after two months, the device has made its way to India. The device features mid-range specs and is priced very aggressively.

The key difference between Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime is the RAM, internal storage and fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi has priced the Redmi 3S in India at Rs. 6,999, whereas the Redmi 3S Prime will cost you Rs. 8,999.

The devices come in Dark Grey, Silver and Gold color options and will be initially available for purchase from and Flipkart. The first device to go on sale is the Redmi 3S Prime, which will be available starting August 9th 12PM through open sale. This will be followed by sale of Redmi 3S starting August 16th.

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Xiaomi officially announces Redmi Pro with FHD OLED display, dual cameras, 4050mAh battery

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Xiaomi last week at an event in China officially took the wraps of its flagship smartphone in Redmi series. Called Xiaomi Redmi Pro, the smartphone is a new addition in companies Redmi lineup and comes with dual rear camera setup. Featuring top-notch specs and premium build, the Redmi Pro starts at 1499 Yuan in China.

The device is now available in China in three color options - Gold, Silver and Gray. Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Pro in three different variants, the standard, the high-end and the premium.

Talking about the device now, Xiaomi Redmi Pro is made up of brushed metal and comes with 2.5D curved glass display. On the front, we have fingerprint scanner embedded inside the home button. Both power and volume buttons are placed on the right side of the device, with SIM card tray on the left.

Bottom we have USB Type-C port accompanied by speaker and microphone, with top holds secondary microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack and infrared sensor.

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note7 in India on August 11th

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After announcing the Galaxy Note7 at Unpacked 2016 event earlier this week, Samsung has now started sending out press invites to the Indian tech press media for the launch of Note 7 in the country. As per the invite, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 7 in India on August 11th. The event is scheduled to take place in New Delhi.

According to Samsung India website, the South Korean giant will be launching the dual-SIM variant of Note 7 in India on August 11th.

The device is expected to go on sale soon after the launch, mostly starting August 19th, the day Note 7 will be available in-stores globally. We are expecting Samsung prices the Note 7 under Rs. 60,000.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with 5.7-inch dual curved display, Iris scanner, IP68 rating officially announced

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As scheduled, Samsung at Unpacked 2016 event on August 2nd officially took the wraps of the much awaited and leaked next-generation Galaxy Note smartphone. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Note 6, oh sorry it's called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the device packs in flagship specs and comes with unique features including Iris scanning.

Samsung has made the numbering of Galaxy Note series in-line with the flagship Galaxy S series, that is the reason why 6th gen Note is called the Galaxy Note 7.

The new Galaxy Note device has many major improvements over its predecessor. We will be talking about each of them in detail in a short while.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 will be available in-stores starting August 19th with pre-orders live in many countries. Surprisingly, the smartphone is already available for purchase in Dubai. The new Note 7 will be offered in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx colors, along with a new Blue Coral option.

As an introductory offer, Samsung is offering a free Gear Fit 2 or a 256GB microSD card on purchase of Galaxy Note 7 for limited time. When it comes to accessories, new S View Standing Cover, Clear View cover, Keyboard cover, Leather cover, LED view cover, Lens cover, Clear cover and an IP68 water resistant Backpack cover will be available to complement the Galaxy Note 7.

Talking about the device in detail, the Galaxy Note 7 features a large-screen with unique front-to-back symmetrical dual-edge curve. The curved screen on the Note 7 adds the powerful Edge Panel which is exclusive to Galaxy Edge devices, for one-tap user access to applications, news and functions.

For durability, the Note 7 is equipped with Corning Glass Glass 5 protection (first of its kind), both on front and the back. Also, the device display comes with HDR support, enabling a cinema-like experience including brighter colors and a deeper black.

Two key features of Note 7 are the newly improved S Pen and Iris scanning for heightened security and privacy.

S Pen

According to Samsung, the S Pen has been enhanced on the Note 7 and is more than just a writing tool. It is the gateway to getting more work done efficiently and accurately and now writes with ease and precision.

The tip of the S-Pen on Note 5 was 1.6mm, which is now shrunk to smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity to provide a real pen-like experience. The S-Pen of Galaxy Note 7 is IP68 water resistant, providing users jot down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.

Some of the S-Pen specific features include, ability to write or take a note without unlocking the screen by using Screen Off memo and simply pinning the memo to the Always On Display. Another useful feature is Smart Select, which gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations by selecting specific area of the screen, for maximum of 15 seconds.

In addition, we get Magnify and Translate features, that enable users to zoom in on the screen up to 300% or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen. Samsung Notes app is now a one stop shop for all S Pen features allowing users to convey handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos.

Iris Scanner

Along with fingerprint scanner, Samsung has also included first of its kind iris scanning technology on the Galaxy Note 7. This tech was rumored for years and is finally included in the phone. It works by flashing an IR pulse with the notification LED and watching for the reflection using a dedicated secondary camera.

Respecting privacy, Samsung has included a new feature called Secure Folder that uses iris scanning to open. It is a separate folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe. The same tech can now be used to authenticate secure purchases made on Samsung Pay.

Samsung has revealed that both iris and fingerprint scanner will be made available to developers through Samsung Pass for bringing secured authentication to more apps and services.

Google soon to launch two Android Wear smartwatches codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Google announced the Android Wear platform two years back in March with first smartwatches running on that platform was LG's G Watch and Motorola's Moto 360. Following this, many OEMs have been manufacturing these watches and have achieved success regarding their sales and the experience they offer to their consumers.

But we have often wondered, just like we have Google's Nexus smartphones, why don't we have Nexus smartwatch. Google may have heard all these questions after all. After two years of success, it's about time, Google is reportedly building its own two Android Wear devices – which are probably Nexus branded, reports Android Police (referred as AP further).

AP is rating this rumor of Google building Nexus smartwatches a confidence level of 9 out of 10. According to AP, these two alleged smartwatches will be called Angelfish and Swordfish. Angelfish will be the larger one with LTE connectivity, GPS and heart rate sensor while the Swordfish will be smaller and won't sport the added connectivity and will be more pocket friendly.

The site has also released the first recreated images of the upcoming devices. AP notes that Google is currently in process of prototyping these smartwatches and it is yet unknown when they're going to be released. Also, the devices might end up looking completely different from what the below images show. It is also possible that either of them could be cancelled or delayed. 

[To launch for Rs. 17,999] Exclusive: This is how Oppo F1s looks like, specifications leaked

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Update (30/7/2016): According to our sources, Oppo will launch the Oppo F1s in India for Rs. 17,999. The device will be available for pre-order starting August 4th to August 10th in India.

As an introductory offer, pre-orders will be eligible for Exclusive gift pack and one of the lucky buyer gets an additional F1s autographed by celebrity. 

Updating the specifications, the F1s will be powered by 1.5GHz 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Also, our sources now report that the Oppo F1s will come with an 13MP rear camera rather than 16MP as reported earlier. The device measures 154.5 x 76 x 7.38mm and weighs 160 grams.

Keep following the post for more details about Oppo F1s.

Original Story (29/7/2016): Oppo launched the Oppo F1, camera-centric smartphone in India earlier this year in late-January. Following its success, Oppo has officially announced that it will be launching the successor to Oppo F1, called Oppo F1s with better specifications and build in August. 

The company has started sending out press invites to Indian tech media for the launch of Oppo F1s in the country on August 3rd. According to Oppo, “the F1s will be one of company's core products for the second half of 2016, and will carry on the F1’s legacy of superb photography, sleek design and snappy performance, while adding new features and taking others to new heights.”

Oppo F1s Exclusive

Samsung Galaxy Note7 - Everything you need to know about this upcoming phablet

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Samsung, a name, a brand, a company, that has rooted itself into almost everything in the world as we know it. Today, Samsung is known for setting benchmarks in the smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note 2 were those devices that completely revolutionized the way smartphones were ever made. After this, the Galaxy S series and the Note series just kept growing year-by-year getting upgrades in one or the other aspect with every iteration.

This year again, Samsung made the consumers jump out of their chairs and grab the product away with the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. But this isn't going to be it. Just like every year, Samsung is going to release a new Note phone too, named, the Samsung Galaxy Note7. You all might be wondering "What happened to the Note 6?". Well, this year Samsung just decided to skip a number and jump to the Note 7. The reason for doing so was given by Samsung, which is:
First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. There are a couple reasons why. First, the Galaxy Note7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio. Second, the Galaxy Note7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone.
Now that being said, let's take a look at the time of announcement for this potential market wrecker.

BlackBerry DTEK50 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow officially announced

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BlackBerry in a very surprising move has officially took the wraps off its second Android smartphone earlier today. Dubbed as BlackBerry DTEK50 (Yes, that's what it's called), the smartphone is a mid-range one and is actually a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. BlackBerry DTEK50 is codenamed BlackBerry Neon, and is one of the three smartphones that BlackBerry will be releasing in the near future. 

According to BlackBerry, DTEK50 is the world's most secure Android smartphone. Unlike BlackBerry PRIV, DTEK50 comes sans keyboard.

BlackBerry has priced the DTEK50 for $299.99 and is available for pre-order starting today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands. In the U.S., DTEK50 will initially be available in Best Buy, B&H and Amazon. Availability of DTEK50 in additional global channels and countries will be announced in the coming weeks.

As an introductory offer, customers who pre-order a DTEK50 on will receive a complimentary BlackBerry Mobile Power Pack worth $59.99 USD. The offer expires on August 8th at 11:59 pm PST, notes BlackBerry.

CCTV/DVR Footage/Video Recovery in India using Stellar Data Recovery

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Friday, July 22, 2016

We live in a world that just cannot run without simple storage devices, as the 21st century is a complete digital book operating constantly on the logic of 0's and 1's. The storage devices like Hard Disk Drives, the newly implemented (insanely fast!) Solid State Drives etc are a very vital part of these systems.

As much as their names carry weight, so does their job. They collect all of the data that is important for the day-to-day functionality of the systems, but of course you all know that. But it becomes a real mess when these devices crash, or simply get damaged due to some reason and then there is also the most common unfortunate incident - deletion of that important data by mistake!

We just keep on using and storing such data without even caring or thinking about how important it is and what would happen if we can't access altogether one day. This is the part where there is a sense of panic, we all think about having to spend a hefty amount for getting that data back from the dead. Then we all fire up Google and start searching for something that we can do on our own to get out of this mess. The search results come up with techniques for "Data Recovery".

Recently, I was looking up for corrupted or damaged CCTV footage video recovery options as CCTV footage are very useful and sensitive data because these footages can be used for any evidence in court, and also, since these are used for security purpose, whichever storage devices are used to store them are hardware encrypted, that makes the recovery of the data all the more difficult.

Considering above points, I can easily conclude that CCTV footage recovery is not an easy task, as not everyone can do it independently. At this point, I came across a really good brand named "Stellar Data Recovery". It provides both - services and a great product, to recover faulty/deleted CCTV Footage. This is special because there aren't really many easy options for CCTV DVR Video Recovery out there.

[OFFICIAL] Prisma – Art Filters and Photo Effects App for Android

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Update - Prisma Labs, inc. has officially launched the Prisma App for Android on Google Play. You can install the Prisma App on your Android smartphone by clicking the below link.

Original Story (19/7/2016) - Finally It's Happening!!!

Prisma – Art Filters and Photo Effects App that was launched for iOS last month has finally arrived on Android, but in a BETA form. Prisma for iOS, in just five weeks has already gained crown for the number one app in 40+ countries, and has been downloaded over 7.5 million times on App Store. The app on iOS is generating nearly 1.5 million active users daily. INSANE!

Prisma is not like any other filters or photo effects app available in market, rather Prisma uses Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to turn your photos into masterpieces.

After gaining huge popularity on iOS in such a short period of time, the demand for Prisma on Android increased drastically. And here, after five weeks Prisma is finally available on Android.

You can't find the app on Play Store. To download Prisma App for Android click the link below the image.

Note: The apk has been tested and is malware proof.

Huawei Honor 8 with 5.2-inch display, dual rear camera, Kirin 950 SoC officially announced

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Honor, Huawei's affordable sub-brand has officially took the wraps off the Honor 8 smartphone last week at an event in China. Honor 8 is company's latest flagship smartphone and comes with dual rear camera's. Comparing Honor 8 with Huawei P9, the only difference lies in build quality, price and processor. It can be concluded that Honor 8 is a cheaper variant of Huawei P9.

Honor notes that the device comes in Pearl White, Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink and Sapphire Blue colors and will be available in three different variants in China starting July 19th at 10:08 am. There is no word on international launch at this point.

Honor 8

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Max and ZenPad 3S 10 officially announced

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Asus earlier this week officially announced trio of devices, which include two mid-range smartphones and a high-end tablet. The devices which Asus launched are Asus Zenfone 3 Laser, Asus Zenfone 3 Max and Asus ZenPad 3S 10.

Talking of smartphones first, both the Zenfone 3 Max and Laser were announced in Vietnam at Zenvolution 2016 event. Asus has not revealed complete specification sheet of both the devices and even availability details are yet to be disclosed.

According to Asus, Max will be available in Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver and Sand Gold colors, whereas the Laser will be available in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver colors. When it comes to pricing, the Zenfone 3 Max costs 4,490,000 Vietnamese Dong (~ US $199 / Rs. 13,382) and the Zenfone 3 Laser costs 5,990,000 Vietnamese Dong (~ US $266 / Rs. 17,852).

Coming to tablet now, Asus ZenPad 3S 10 was announced at an event in Taiwan. The ZenPad 3S 10 comes in Grey and Silver color options and is priced at Taiwan $11,000  (~ US $344 / Rs. 23,075). Asus has revealed that the ZenPad 3S 10 will be available in Taiwan starting August 1st.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max
Asus Zenfone 3 Max

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Specifications

  • 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 1.3GHz 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor
  • Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB RAM
  • Zen UI 2.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13MP PixelMaster 3.0 rear camera with LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 32GB internal storage with microSD card support
  • 4100mAh battery with reverse charging support and promises up to 30 days of standby, 20 hours of 3G talk time, 20 hours of web browsing on 4G and 15 hours of video playback

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Specifications

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU and 4GB RAM
  • Zen UI 2.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13MP PixelMaster 3.0 rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 0.03 sec 2nd-Gen Laser AF, 3-axis EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), f/2.0 aperture, Color correction mode, 
  • front-facing camera
  • 32GB internal storage with microSD card support

Both the devices come with high-end aluminum frame body and feature fingerprint scanner on rear, embedded inside power button. This fingerprint scanner is capable of unlocking the phone in 0.2 second. 

Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Asus ZenPad 3S 10

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Specifications

  • 9.7-inch QXGA Fully Laminated IPS display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, 178-degree wide viewing angle
  • 64-bit hexa-core MediaTek MT8176 processor
  • 600MHz PowerVR GX6250 GPU and 4GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow underneath Zen UI
  • Measures: 240.5 x 163.7 x 5.8-7.15 mm -- Weighs: 430 g
  • 8MP rear camera with Auto Focus, Full HD video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 32GB internal memory with up to 128GB microSD card support
  • 5900mAh battery
  • 2x 5 magnet speakers, DTS Audio, 7.1-channel surround sound, 24-bit / 192kHz Hi-Res Audio, Sonic Master technology
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX, USB Type-C and GPS / GLONASS
  • Fingerprint scanner embedded into home button
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LG Stylus 2 Plus with 5.7-inch Quantum display launched in India for Rs. 24,450

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LG has officially launched a new variant of LG Stylus 2 in India. Called LG Stylus 2 Plus, the device was first launched in Taiwan earlier this year. LG Stylus 2 Plus when compared to Stylus 2 comes with upgraded specifications and features, though design remains the same. The Stylus 2 Plus comes in black color option and LG has priced it at Rs. 24,450. 

The device is already available from selected brick and mortar retailers in the country.

LG Stylus 2 Plus

Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro and On7 Pro launched in India for Rs. 9,190 and Rs. 11,190

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Samsung in a surprising move has officially launched the successors of Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7. The new variants are called Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro, and brings minor hardware upgrades with latest version of Android, when compared to the predecessors. The Galaxy On5 and On7 Pro comes in black and gold color options.

Samsung has priced the Galaxy On5 Pro at Rs. 9,190, whereas the Galaxy On7 Pro costs Rs. 11,190. Both the devices are already available exclusively from online retailer Amazon India.

Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro and On7 Pro

AspectWise Review: Sorting Mobiles, Laptops, Tablets & more made easy

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Smartphone market is ever-growing. Be it today or tomorrow, in this industry, we see different smartphones being launched in various markets across the globe. Talking specifically about India, every week a new phone is welcomed in the country in varying price segments. Referring HTC for once, couple of months back the Taiwanese manufacturer launched five devices in the country in a day targeting nearly every price bracket.

These many launches and introduction of new companies like LeEco, Zopo, Xiaomi, ZUK, LYF and more, not only fill the smartphone market with unwanted products, rather it also makes we, the buyer's, difficult to select the best one out in the market or say the one that suits our profile.

If we move a step further and select the device that suits our profile, online reviews and prices on different portals surely obfuscate us. Then the last option left is open all portals and scan every review and price and then find the average out of it.

Counting these problems, a newfangled startup named AspectWise has come up online with its own Artificial Intelligence trying to solve the above mentioned hiccups.

HP Pavilion 15-ab516tx available from Reliance Digital Store for Rs. 54,999 with great offers

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Whenever we go hunting for that "perfect laptop" in a particular budget range that we just wish to be a "Bang for the buck" product, we end up looking at a plethora of products altogether. Laptop market has proven to be an ever-growing platform as the population dependent on it is simply HUGE!

Now, we all see that HP (Hewlett Packard) always dominates these lists. Their products are the most selling and reliable ones if compared to other vendors. They also are available with a very reasonable price for what they have to offer.

So, if we want a laptop under Rs. 60,000 budget, then the HP Pavilion 15-ab516tx, has been proven to be best choice. Before talking about pricing and other details, first let's see what this laptop packs under the hood.

HP Pavilion 15-ab516tx

Motorola Moto E3 with 5-inch display, 4G LTE officially announced

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Motorola has officially announced the third-generation Moto E smartphone. Called Moto E3, the device display has been bumped from 4.5-inch found on Moto E 2nd Gen to 5-inch. The Moto E3 comes after Moto Z flagship series and Moto G4 series, all launched earlier this year. The device comes in black and white color options.

According to Motorola, Moto E3 will be initially launched in the UK and be available from Tesco, Amazon, Argos, O2 and other retailers starting early September. The E3 will be priced at £99, equivalent to US$132 / Rs. 8860.

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Neo with sAMOLED display goes official

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Samsung has silently listed a new entry-level smartphone on its official website. Called Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Neo, the device is found listed on Samsung's South Africa website. The Galaxy J1 Ace Neo is an entry-level device and comes with Super AMOLED display. The phone will be available in black, white and blue color options.

Additional details such as pricing and availability are yet to be disclosed.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Neo

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Edition officially announced

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

After getting leaked online last month and as scheduled, Samsung has officially took the wraps of the Olympic Games Edition of Galaxy S7 edge. If you are unaware, Samsung is the official partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category for the Olympics. This special limited edition Galaxy S7 edge is same like original but based completely on Olympic theme – from design to software to box packaging.

Samsung has revealed that it will give total of 12,500 Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Edition phones along with Gear Icon X earbuds to all of the athletes in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Edition

OnePlus begins rolling out OxygenOS 3.2.1 update for OnePlus 3

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OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 3.2.0 update for OnePlus 3 with two major improvements - sRGB mode and RAM management fix, earlier this week. Soon after update was rolled out globally, OnePlus paused the roll-out due to some undisclosed issues. Now, OnePlus is back with another update for OnePlus 3.

OnePlus says that rather than continuing that rollout, they are skipping right ahead to 3.2.1. OxygenOS 3.2.1 update is rolling out slowly to all OnePlus 3 owners.

OnePlus 3

EUI 5.8.015S update for LeEco Le 2 widely rolling out in India

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LeEco launched the Le 2 smartphone in India last month. Le 2 has proved to be one of the best smartphones available in market. With top-notch specifications and competitive pricing, LeEco aims at capturing big market share with the launch of Le 2 in India.

To continue following this approach, LeEco has started rolling out major update for Le 2 smartphone which brings massive improvements and features. With this new update, EUI version on Le 2 jumps from 5.6.013S to 5.8.015S, though the Android version remains same at Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The update weighs at 471.19 MB in size and brings many changes. 

Xiaomi Mi Max with enormous 6.44-inch display, 4850mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 14999

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Late last month Xiaomi officially took the wraps of the Xiaomi Mi Max in India at an controversial event in Delhi. Xiaomi Mi Max was originally announced in China in May and comes with a colossal 6.44-inch display. The Mi Max launched in India comes in Silver, Light Grey and Gold colors and will be available in two variants priced unalike. 

According to Xiaomi, the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage Mi Max powered by Snapdragon 650 SoC will cost Rs. 14,999, whereas the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage variant powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC will be available for Rs. 19,999.

The device went on sale in India on July 6th through, but since then it's out-of-stock. Xiaomi says that the Mi Max will be available from Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal, PayTM and Tata CLiQ starting July 13th. 

Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Max

Panasonic launches Eluga Note in India for Rs. 13290

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Panasonic, earlier this week, has officially announced the launch of its next smartphone in Eluga series. Dubbed as Panasonic Eluga Note, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch display. According to Panasonic, the Eluga Note will be available in just Champagne Gold color option. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 13,290.

Panasonic notes that the device will be available for purchase in the country via offline stores only. Honestly, the pricing of Eluga Note is way to high, considering the hardware it offers.

Panasonic Eluga Note

7-inch huge Samsung Galaxy J Max launched in India for Rs. 13,400

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Along with Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016), the South Korean smartphone manufacturer has also launched a new phablet in the country. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy J Max, the device sports a massive 7-inch display, to compete with the Xiaomi Mi Max, that launched in India a week back. The Galaxy J Max is mid-range device and will be available in Black and Gold color options. 

Samsung Galaxy J Max is priced at Rs. 13,400 and is scheduled to be available in the country starting July-end through both online and brick & mortar stores. Similar to Galaxy J2 (2016), the device also comes with 6 months double data offer for Airtel prepaid.

Samsung Galaxy J Max

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) with Smart Glow and TST features launched in India for Rs. 9,750

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In a surprising move, Samsung has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) in India. The Galaxy J2 (2016) was first leaked couple of months back with its render popping up a day ago. The device is first of it's kind to come with a new Samsung-exclusive feature called Smart Glow and Turbo Speed Technology (TST).

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) will be made available in India in Gold, Silver and Black colors starting July 14. Samsung has priced the J2 (2016) at Rs. 9,750 and as an introductory offer the device comes with 6 months double data offer for Airtel prepaid. 

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

Specifications of Blackberry Neon, Argon and Mercury running on Android leaked

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When Blackberry came into the market, it showed the success rate that can be compared to Apple to an extent, as it actually became a hefty status symbol in its own way. We can all agree that the Blackberry Curve series was the most successful line-up. But Blackberry lost its shine pretty quickly after the sudden jump of Android smartphones all over the world.

However, Blackberry is still considered by people working in the business sector even today. But then again, it's not really like it used to be a couple of years ago. So, Blackberry released their own Android smartphone named "Blackberry Priv" - an attempt by the company to get back in the game. But the consumers found it to be way too expensive for its own good.

Now, it seems that Blackberry is going to try again by releasing three (3) new Android smartphones codenamed Neon (Blackberry Hamburg), Argon and Mercury.

Blackberry Priv
Argon is going to be the high-end model of the three, sporting a full touch screen along with a fingerprint sensor. Neon is also going to have a full touch screen but made of a aluminium frame and a smooth plastic back. Now, Mercury is going to be cheaper than Argon but will be priced higher than Neon, sporting a 4.5-inch 1080p screen and a physical QWERTY keyboard (Remember Blackberry Passport?).

Here's our first look at the upcoming Google's Sailfish and Marlin devices

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

It's no secret that this year's Nexus phones, codenamed Marlin and Saiflish, will be made by HTC. We are already aware of the specifications of both these devices and now, thanks to Android Police sources (referred as AP further), here's our first look at what the upcoming Nexuses will look like. Do note that the image below is not an actual press render, but a recreation based on evidence from a reliable source. Thus, couple of things may not be fully accurate.

While, both the HTC-made Sailfish and Marlin are expected to come with a 5-inch and 5.5-inch display respectively, they will sport similar design language. The exact dimensions and measurements of the phones are yet to be disclosed.

Though AP is rating this leak a confidence level of 8 out of 10, "the final design of the Nexus phones may differ slightly or perhaps even substantially from what you see here in certain respects", notes Android Police.

Google Sailfish / Marlin - Download
Things to note after you see the image are, the new Nexus devices will have curved corners and no more you will find camera hump, like on Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X. Also, the back of the phone will now feature two-tone look, with the upper one made of glass or glossy plastic featuring fingerprint scanner in typical Nexus position along with camera on the top left corner with three holes next to it. We will talk about those holes later in the post.

OxygenOS 3.2.0 update for OnePlus 3 brings sRGB mode, fixes RAM management issue; currently at halt

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OnePlus 3 - Download
OnePlus is a company whose charts skyrocketed right after the release of its first flagship smartphone itself. Dare I say that this was one of the fastest market capturing in today's cut-throat competitive market. But then with second iteration of their product, the company was kind of in 'Rock meet Bottom' situation as they got a little over confident regarding some small features that are ought to be included in the so called "Flagship Killer of the year."

Then with the release of their latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3, they have given the consumers a reason to believe that the people at OnePlus have actually learnt a lesson from their past mistakes. But as everyone say "Nothing is Perfect". The OnePlus 3 had its own issues after the release in the software segment, like inaccurate display and RAM management.

OnePlus stepped up and released an OTA update addressing issues that early reviewers pointed out. This release was previously rolled out to reviewers a couple of weeks ago versioned 3.1.4 and now the new firmware version 3.2.0 was rolled out to commercial units. But before it reached every device, OnePlus pulled the rollout. OnePlus says there have been reports of issues with the OTA, so they are temporarily halting the rollout. The update will be resumed as soon as possible.

The update weighs in at 396MB and brings following changes:

  • Enabled sRGB mode in developer options.
  • Improved RAM management.
  • Improved GPS performance.
  • Enhanced audio playback quality.
  • Updated custom icon packs.
  • Fixed some issues with notifications.
  • Improved camera quality/functionality.
  • Fixed some issues in Gallery.
  • Implemented latest Google security patches.
  • Fixed bugs in Clock/Music apps.

OnePlus 3 Update - Download

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