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You’ll spend a DECADE of your life on gadgets and share nearly 100,000 posts, study suggests

THE AVERAGE Brit will spend the equivalent of a decade of their lives using smartphones, tablets and laptops – and share a staggering 92,053 social media posts, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study discovered the true extent to which every element of our lives is conducted while holding, or staring at a high-tech device. 2 Social ... Read More »

6 Steps to Start a Real Estate Business in India: A Beginner’s Guide

The real estate market in India is one of the most promising sectors for starting a business today. From a size of USD 120 billion in 2017, it is expected to grow to USD 1 trillion by 2030. Yes, this sector is flourishing at a jet speed, thereby attracting people from all backgrounds to start their own venture here. It’s ... Read More »

A homegrown mobile browser is out to make one-handed browsing cool

Browsers are essential. They are usually our first gateway to the internet. While Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, Opera, and other conventional browsers dominate the market, a host of alternate, app-only browsers have gained ground of late. This is because mobile browsing is on the rise, especially in emerging markets across Asia and Africa. Users are increasingly opting for lighter, data-friendly browsers to ... Read More »

Expert View | Mutual fund investments via mobile wallets – boon or a bane?

Popular mobile wallets such as Paytm and Mobikwik now offer ways to invest in direct mutual fund schemes through their apps without any charges. With over 300 million registered customers using Paytm and more than 107 million registered customers using Mobikwik, mutual funds would get a booster dose in penetrating the hinterlands in India. Users of these mobile wallets will ... Read More »

Realme to release a Helio P70-powered phone soon

The Helio P70 has its first customer – Realme has reportedly picked the new AI-focused chipset for upcoming models. The original (launched just a few months ago) used the Helio P60. The P70 adds 100MHz to the clock speeds of the four big Cortex-A73 cores and also the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It also claims 10-30% faster AI performance and improved ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Head of Devices Considers It a ‘Responsibility’ to Help You Unplug

The revelation hit Yusuf Mehdi when he was cleaning out his garage. The corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Modern Life and Devices team used part of a three-month sabbatical to tackle some low-tech chores around the house. Untethered from his phone, the tasks sparked a newfound appreciation for the value of focusing on one thing and just getting it done. It may ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10+ to Feature a Massive 6.44-Inch Display: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S10+ is rumoured to come with a 6.44-inch display This is similar to what the iPhone X Plus is rumoured to offer The rumoured display size is notably the largest across all Galaxy models Samsung Galaxy S10+, which is expected to be one of the two top variants in the three model-comprising Galaxy S10 family, is now rumoured to ... Read More »

Instagram Launches IGTV Long Video App to Take on YouTube, Now Has a Billion Users

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube. It becomes the fourth Facebook platform to hit the billion-user mark, including the namesake social network with more than two billion users, and the messaging applications WhatsApp and Messenger. Instagram, which had some 800 million users as ... Read More »

Get a reality check on your cash flow

Often referred to as 50/20/30 budgeting, percentage budgeting is based on ideal allocations for your post-tax income. Photo: iStockphoto Your cash flow is one of the most important factors in your financial life. Understanding your cash flow is all about knowing where your money comes from and where it is going. Ideally, you have more money coming in than going ... Read More »