Kapil Sharma riskiest celebrity searched online, followed by Salman Khan: McAfee

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has become the most riskiest celebrity searched online in 2017 – one who could expose consumers to malicious websites and malware-a survey from cyber security firm McAfee revealed on Tuesday. The study, conducted by McAfee and now in its 11th year, highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content. “With today’s digital explosion, the gap between celebrities and their fans has diminished. There’s a looming interest among Indians to know more about their favorite icons for which there’s a deluge of fresh and readily consumable content made available,” said Venkat Krishnapur, from … Continue reading Kapil Sharma riskiest celebrity searched online, followed by Salman Khan: McAfee

Facebook India MD Umang Bedi quits

Facebook India and South Asia managing director Umang Bedi has put in his papers. Bedi will stay with the company till December this year. Bedi joined Facebook in the year 2016 from Adobe India. At Adobe, Bedi was the managing director of the company’s South Asia operations. In a statement to media, Facebook confirmed the development, “We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving his role and Facebook at the end of this year. He’s built a really strong team and business during his time with us, and we wish him all the best.” The company has so far not … Continue reading Facebook India MD Umang Bedi quits

Idea Cellular tops Trai’s 4G upload speed rankings in September

NEW DELHI: Idea Cellular today said it achieved the highest 4G upload speed in September citing data compiled by telecom regulator Trai’s My Speed app. Idea Cellular topped the chart in terms of average 4G upload speed for September at 6.307 mbps, the private telecom player said in a statement reeling off the Trai data. It reported an average download speed of 8.74 mbps (megabits per second) during the same month. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) My Speed app tabulates mobile data speed of various operators. The regulator last week had said it plans to strengthen the My … Continue reading Idea Cellular tops Trai’s 4G upload speed rankings in September

Smartphone companies including Samsung, Apple, Micromax and others get 4-month extension

NEW DELHI: Handset makers got a four-month extension to provide Indian language support in devices after they met officials of the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) and highlighted the hurdles they are facing to comply with the requirement. The ministry has extended the deadline to February 1, 2018, from October 1. The extension, granted on Friday, is the second that the industry has got – the initial deadline was July this year. “There have been issues like the presence of extraneous characters (in Indian languages), which is a constraint as it added to the number of characters on a … Continue reading Smartphone companies including Samsung, Apple, Micromax and others get 4-month extension

Amazon to bump up Prime membership to Rs 999

BENGALURU: Amazon is set to increase its Prime subscription fee from the introductory offer of Rs 499 to Rs 999 in a matter of days, the company said. While Amazon Prime was originally priced at Rs 999, it was offered at half the price at the time of its launch last July. Amazon is also set to add more benefits and features for Prime customers, said Akshay Sahi, head of Prime in India. “Seeing the engagement on the Prime program and the value of benefits, we feel it is the right time to move away from the strike-through pricing and … Continue reading Amazon to bump up Prime membership to Rs 999

Amazon sale: Here’s how much discount you will get on the latest iPhones

NEW DELHI: Planning to buy the latest iPhones – iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? You can check Amazon Great Indian Festival sale (runs October 4 to 8th). The website is offering special discount on the two new iPhones. Amazon is giving a flat discount of Rs 2,010 on iPhone 8 along with a cashback offer of Rs 10,000. However, the cashback is valid only on purchases made vis Citi Bank credit and debit cards. This means that the customers can get a total discount of Rs 12,000. Along with this, there is also an exchange offer of Rs 9,500 on … Continue reading Amazon sale: Here’s how much discount you will get on the latest iPhones

Samsung may make more money from iPhone X sales than from Galaxy S8 smartphones, here’s how

Samsung is Apple’s bitter rival and both companies are perennially locked in the race to become the numero uno. There have been legal battles and accusations thrown back and forth by both companies at each other. Yet, Apple could help Samsung make billions of dollars when the iPhone X goes on sale on November 3. According a report published in The Wall Street Journal, Samsung stands to earn $110 dollars on each iPhone X that is sold. The iPhone X has OLED display and memory chips that are manufactured by Samsung. The Wall Street Journal’s report is based on an … Continue reading Samsung may make more money from iPhone X sales than from Galaxy S8 smartphones, here’s how

One Plus rolls out Oxygen OS 4.5 for One Plus 3 and One Plus 3T

NEW DELHI: One Plus has started rolling out its Oxygen OS 4.5.0 OS update to One Plus 3 and the One Plus 3T devices over-the-air. The update brings some of the features that One Plus 5 comes with. Some UI changes and improvements in the battery’s performance have also been made. The update however, does not bring Android O on board and stays with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Oxygen OS 4.5 comes with a host of system-level upgrades. The OS version adds the lift up display feature, Gaming Do not Disturb mode, low priority notification and network speed in the status … Continue reading One Plus rolls out Oxygen OS 4.5 for One Plus 3 and One Plus 3T

Nokia 8 smartphone with dual rear cameras to launch in India today

NEW DELHI: HMD Global is all set to launch its Nokia 8 flagship smartphone of the year today in India. The handset maker introduced the device last month at EUR 599 (roughly Rs 45,200). There is no word on the pricing of the handset or its availability. The launch event will take place in Delhi at 12 PM and will be live streamed on Facebook. The Nokia 8 is the fourth ‘Nokia’ branded smartphone coming this year after the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Nokia 8 boasts of a 5.3-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution … Continue reading Nokia 8 smartphone with dual rear cameras to launch in India today