OnePlus 3 Flagship Set to Launch Today

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 3 is expected to sport up to 6GB of RAM. The smartphone is likely to feature a brand new design. OnePlus 3 to be available for purchase through open sales. OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone on Tuesday. For the launch event, the company has introduced an Android app for live streaming – ... Read More »

Read Satya Nadella’s Email to Microsoft Employees on LinkedIn Buyout

HIGHLIGHTS Nadella in a memo to employees detailed the reasons for the deal. It’s the biggest acquisition by Microsoft since he became CEO. LinkedIn will retain its independence, the companies announced. While Monday was set to be a big day for tech news, what with the keynote address of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) due to see some major announcements, ... Read More »

Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS The deal is expected to be completed by year-end. Jeff Weiner will remain as LinkedIn CEO, reporting to Nadella. LinkedIn will keep its “brand, culture, and independence.” Microsoft and LinkedIn on Monday announced that the Redmond giant will buy the social network for professionals in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, a figure that includes LinkedIn’s net cash. ... Read More »

Nine-Year-Old Anvitha Vijay Is the Youngest Developer at WWDC 2016

HIGHLIGHTS Avitha Vijay is the youngest developer at WWDC. Vijay is just nine years old. She has developed educational apps for children. Apple’s annual developer’s conference, WWDC 2016, is taking place on Monday, and it’s one of the biggest events on the tech-calendar each year. Like many others, Anvitha Vijay is there with a number of iOS apps to her ... Read More »

Facebook Forcing Users to Install Moments by Threatening to Delete Photos

HIGHLIGHTS This move made Moments No.1 app in US App Store. Facebook is using notifications and emails to spread this message. The last date to migrate is July 7. Social media giant Facebook is pushing its users to download its private photo-sharing Moments app, users report. The social network has begun sending out warnings that some photos will be deleted ... Read More »

Lenovo Vibe K5 With Snapdragon 415 SoC Launched at Rs. 6,999

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo Vibe K5 will be available via Amazon India. Registrations for the first flash sale begin on Monday. The first flash sale is on June 22. As expected, Lenovo has launched its budget Vibe K5 smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 6,999. The smartphone will be available through a flash sale model on Amazon India, with registrations beginning Monday ... Read More »

Desktops, Laptops Still Popular Mode Of Accessing Internet: TCS

New Delhi: Even as smartphone sales grow at a double-digit pace in the country, desktops and laptops still remain the most popular mode of accessing internet by teenagers, a survey by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) showed. According to the TCS GenZ Survey, desktops, home PCs and laptops are the most popular mode of accessing the internet (44 per cent), closely ... Read More »

Cyanogen OS 13.1 With Mod Support Starts Rolling Out to OnePlus One

HIGHLIGHTS Cyanogen OS 13.1 is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Mod platform is meant to deeply integrate app and services. Cyanogen’s Mod platform is open to third party developers. Cyanogen OS 13.1 has begun rolling out to eligible devices, starting with the OnePlus One. Most notably, the update brings support for the Mod platform that Cyanogen hadintroduced back in ... Read More »

Twitter Hacks, Lenovo Tech World, and More News This Week

It’s been a big week in tech news, though next week is going to be a huge one as well, thanks to Apple’s WWDC which will take place on Monday night India time. This week though, the big news of the week probably was about Twitter getting hacked – the company denied reports of a system breach that exposed the ... Read More »

WhatsApp Gets Message Quotes and Replies

HIGHLIGHTS The replies appear alongside the original messages as quotes. The feature is available for both Android and iOS. It can be seen in both one-on-one and group conversations. WhatsApp has got a new feature that will let users quote messages when replying. While earlier this week, the new feature was spotted in beta builds of WhatsApp for Android, it ... Read More »