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Headphone jack check: Huawei Mate 20 will have it, Mate 20 Pro will not

The “will they, won’t they” saga regarding the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro’s 3.5mm headphone jacks will not be officially resolved until October 16. Still, the rumor mill seems to have settled on an answer, and it’s that things remain the same – the base Mate will have a headphone jack, the Mate Pro will not (just like the ... 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 »

Facebook Says It Doesn’t Remove Content ‘Simply for Being False’

Even as the world painfully takes notes of dangers of fake news spread on social media platforms, Facebookhas said that it does not remove content simply for being false. While the social network platform has in place rules against hate speech and takes personal attacks seriously, false content does not face censorship on its platform, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global ... Read More »

Xiaomi Lowers Target as It Kicks Off IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi kicked off its initial public offering Thursday but the firm is likely to pull in about $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 41,600 crores), far less than originally expected, with investors having mixed views about its main business. Xiaomi had hoped to raise $10 billion (roughly Rs. 68,000 crores) with the Hong Kong IPO, making it the biggest since Alibaba’s $25 billion ... 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 »

Google Updates Chrome Policy for Blocking Autoplay Videos, Personalising It

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome version 66 included autoplay video changes The new policy lets Chrome learn which sites you want to play sound If users don’t have a browsing history, a whitelist is used Google Chrome started blocking audio and video that automatically played on certain wesbites, with the launch of the Google Chrome 66 for desktops. Now, the company has modified the policy ... Read More »

All-new Maruti Suzuki Swift Makes it to Finals of ‘World Car of the Year 2018’ Title!

Well, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is definitely one of the most popular hatchbacks around. The Swift has been well-received not only in India but also in many international markets, where it’s known simply as the Suzuki Swift. In its third-generation now, the new Swift recently went on sale in India. While it’s a tad too early for Indian car gurus to start ... Read More »

Truss Says It Has 100 Million Square Feet of Office Space Listed for Small Businesses

Commercial real estate platform Truss is trying to level the playing field for small businesses looking for office space. Find Small Business Office Space Online The company has now listed 100 million square feet of office space on its website for small businesses to lease in five major markets: Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston and Austin. And it plans on adding another city ... Read More »

Google Finally Fixes Pixel 2 Bootloader Issue, Here’s How to Unlock It

Adding to the long list of issues reported on Google’s latest set of Pixel 2 devices was the issue where some users received their units with bootloaders that could not be unlocked. One of the reasons why some Android fans prefer Pixel or previously Nexus devices was the ability to easily unlock their bootloader. The issue seems to have been finally fixed ... Read More »

Twitter Confirms It Is Testing a ‘Tweetstorm’ Feature on Android, iOS

Twitter’s under-testing Tweetstorm feature was spotted back in September, and at the time, was hidden from users. The feature allows the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter’s 280-character limit for messages. Now, it’s starting to show on alpha and beta builds of the Twitter app for Android and iOS. “Back in September, a developer discovered a hidden feature in ... Read More »