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OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are now receiving Android 9 Pie

OnePlus has over the past few weeks released two beta builds of the Android 9 Pie update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, and now the stable version is rolling out. The finalized version of the update is headed to the company’s two handsets from last year. It arrives as OxygenOS 9.0.0, based on Android Pie. It contains the December ... Read More »

Social Media Is Taking The Store: 3 Surprising Reasons Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify Are Into Retail

AFP/Getty ImagesGetty This is what several social media networks seem to think. Platforms from Snapchat to Facebook have been investing in retail to capture broader consumer interest and, apparently, boost revenue and followers. Here’s what some social platforms are trying, and why it matters to shoppers. The Sound of Brew-sic Starbucks in 2015 integrated the Spotify mobile app with the ... Read More »

Your thoughts are hurting your money life

It is important to take the first step and know where you stand financially. The sooner you start getting involved in it, the better it will be for your financial health. Photo: iStockphoto Who doesn’t like a healthy body? To get into shape you have to focus on your diet and exercise—basically eat less junk and move a bit more. ... Read More »

Xiaomi Phones Are Showing Inappropriate Ads, but the Company Says It Isn’t Responsible

HIGHLIGHTS Some users have reported inappropriate notifications on Xiaomi phones These notifications are served via the Mi Apps store It’s a system application that can’t be uninstalled Xiaomi is the top selling phone brand in India with around 31 percent market share in the previous quarter, according to various research firms. That means roughly one out of every three smartphones sold in India ... Read More »

3 Unexpected Ways Apps Are Changing Our Lives: What’s Next?

Remember the “dark days” of 2006? A decade ago, we were still busy scrolling through email on our Blackberry phones. It was hard to imagine using our phones to summon on-demand rides, virtually deposit checks, stream music for free, or even find instant turn-by-turn directions to our destinations. A decade later, Apple’s mantra “there’s an app for that” has become a way ... Read More »

Cars Are Meant To Be Driven

Images: Kulu Motorcar Inc. A few days ago, this 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV was brought to my attention. What made the car remarkable wasn’t the fact that Lamborghini made so few Miuras and seeing one in this beautiful color scheme was an absolute treat. No, it was that the seller, Kulu Motorcar Inc., wrote on its listing that it only had ... Read More »

42 Percent of Internet Users in the US Are Regular Fast Food Eaters

Almost half of U.S. internet users patronize fast food restaurants regularly, according to a recent study. Internet Fast Food Market Opportunities The study is part of an infographic from GlobalWebIndex. The infographic states that 42 percent of internet users in the U.S. are regular eaters of fast food, making it one of the biggest markets for fast food restaurants in the world. ... Read More »

Indians are the biggest investors in Dubai’s real estate: Report

In the eighteen-month period between January 2016 to June 2017, Indians bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai, said a Dubai Property Show statement accessed by the Times of India. The statement indicates that Indians are the top foreign property investors in the Emirates. In 2014, the Department recorded Indians investing Rs 30,000 crore in Dubai’s property. “For years, Indians have consistently ... Read More »

In dirt-poor Myanmar, smartphones are transforming finance

Rudimentary financial services are on offer in places roads do not reach MYANMAR’S democratic transition sometimes seems marked as much by continuity as by change. Depressingly, the army continues its bloody persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the west, for example (see article). But elsewhere moves to open the country’s markets, started by the preceding military regimes, have gathered pace. New commercial ... Read More »

E-Commerce Smartphone Wars Are Part of a Bigger Picture

HIGHLIGHTS Over the last two years, Amazon has ramped up its phone category The company is increasingly striking exclusive deals with phone makers The phones serve as an entry point to Amazon’s marketplace Yash Agarwal, a sales man at a New Delhi-based travel firm, purchased his first smartphone from a neighbourhood mobile store about three years ago. When that phone ... Read More »