Author Archives: Loknath Das

Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 (2017) Price in India Slashed

Samsung India has quietly slashed price of its premium Galaxy S8+ smartphone in the country. The South Korean company has also reduced price of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017) mid-range smartphones in India. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is now available at a reduced price of Rs. 58,900 with a flat Rs. 6,000 price cut. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are now retailing at Rs. 17,990 ... Read More »

Moto G5S Midnight Blue Variant Launched in India; Introductory Offer Slashes Price by Rs. 2,000

A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The new Moto G5S variant comes in Midnight Blue colour , while the hardware and software remains the same as the original’s. Though the new version of the Moto phone is priced at Rs. 14,999, it will be available at Rs. 12,999 till October 21 as part ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Sees ‘Better Than Expected’ Sales as iPhone X’s Super Cycle Pushed to 2018: Ming-Chi Kuo

When Apple begins shipping the iPhone X next month, the handset is expected to be in limited quantity, KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note, corroborating several recent reports with similar findings. This expected long waiting period has already created a panic among customers, Kuo wrote, saying that many of them are purchasing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus instead. According to Kuo, iPhone 8 sales ... Read More »

Honor 7X Spotted on TENAA With 5.9-Inch FullView Display, Dual Rear Camera Setup

The upcoming Honor 7X has stopped by Chinese telecommunications site TENAA for certification, revealing a lot of details about the smartphone. It is known that the device is scheduled to launch in China on October 11th considering the invites that Huawei has sent out. The TENAA listing reveals that the Honor 7X will have two model numbers, BND-TL10 and BND-AL10, which might indicate two ... Read More »

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Restores 3D Touch App Switching Gesture Following User Complaints

Apple has released the second beta of the upcoming iOS 11.1 to developers, and one of the most notable features is the return of the 3D Touch app switcher gesture which disappeared with the initial release of iOS 11. The gesture allows users to quickly call up the app switcher by pressing down hard on the left edge of an iPhone that ... Read More »

Bots on social media threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

‘It appears that in 2016, bots were deliberately unleashed on social media to sway voter opinion by spreading fake news and deceiving trending algorithms.’ Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed ... Read More »

How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

Education in the Age of Outrage

Jim Wilson/The New York Times As an openly bisexual woman who did not have a single female professor throughout my college and postgraduate education in any subject, and who faced harassment and abuse, as well as downright sabotage in graduate school, I am sympathetic to efforts on campuses to give voice and equal power to groups that have been historically ... Read More »

iPhone X Feels Like an Evolution of the iPhone, but Not of the Smartphone

Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an edge-to-edge screen, advanced facial recognition technology and no home button. I got to try it out, spending some brief time with the phone at Apple’s launch event Tuesday. ALSO SEEiPhone X First Impressions This is ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has a bezel-less 5.9-inch Full-HD+ display OnePlus 5 comes with dual rear camera setup Both the phones come under the Rs. 30,000-Rs. 40,000 segment After much anticipation, Xiaomi finally launched its Mi MIX 2 bezel-less smartphone in India at a price of Rs. 35,999. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 takes design cues from its predecessor Mi MIX and comes ... Read More »