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Last month, everyone was excited about Xiaomi. A look at the Mi 3 specs and price, and you wouldn’t doubt the frenzy either. The company decided to go the Motorola way and opted for the online distribution model with an exclusive tie-up with Flipkart, rather than setting up a local sales base or its own […]

The post Xiaomi Mi 3: Great phone, but the Flipkart-exclusive strategy has backfired appeared first on Tech2.

Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.   The company’s corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that will begin rolling out to […]

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Paying no heed to another app with a similar name that’s been around since last year, Instagram has gone ahead and launched the Bolt app. However, the app is available only in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa as of now and can be downloaded on the Google Play store and Apple App store.   Just like the […]

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Twitter halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer’s World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.   Shares of the company soared 35 percent on Tuesday after it reported monthly active users had risen a better-than-expected […]

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After taking Flipkart by storm with its flagship Mi3 smartphone, Xiaomi has introduced headphones, screen protectors, portable chargers and flip covers on the website, all at rock-bottom prices.   The Mi power bank, with a battery size of 10400mAh is priced at just Rs 999 on Flipkart. Xiaomi claims it can recharge the Mi3 2.5 […]

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Earlier in April, there were reports of Facebook’s intention to force users to download its standalone messaging app by discontinuing private chats from the mobile app. Now, the company has confirmed about putting the plan into action by pulling out the messaging feature from the Facebook mobile app.   According to a report by TheVerge, Facebook […]

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The worldwide smartphone market grew by 23.1 percent year over year in Q2 2014, according to the latest report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.   Q2 saw vendors setting a new single quarter record of 295.3 million shipments, according to preliminary data, following a very strong first quarter. The […]

The post Samsung, Apple lose ground as Lenovo, Huawei and LG gain in Q2: IDC’s smartphone tracker appeared first on Tech2.

Apple has released a new range of MacBook Pro laptops that sport the high-resolution Retina display, with faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299 that translates to approximately Rs 78,100. With the new updated series, Apple has also slashed the price of its older MacBook Pro models.   The new 13-inch updated […]

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OkCupid’s disclosure that the popular dating website intentionally misled couples about their suitability could open it up to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission inquiry, according to lawyers and experts in consumer-protection law.   President Christian Rudder disclosed in a blog post that OKCupid had conducted experiments on its users, including a test to see whether […]

The post OkCupid’s misleading experiment puts it under FTC scrutiny appeared first on Tech2.

We had seen the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim drive couple of months back. Seagate had also announced another drive along with the 2TB Slim drive, namely the Seagate Backup Plus Fast with a whopping 4TB of capacity. This is the first 4TB external drive which is USB powered. How Seagate managed that and how […]

The post Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Fast review: A blazing drive thanks to the power of two appeared first on Tech2.

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China is the world's third biggest gaming market, where revenues grew by more than a third in 2012 to nearly $14 billion last year.
With Bolt, you can send one message to a friend at one time, and the app also allows you to add text over your image or video.
Samsung's smartphone sales fell 4 per cent compared to a year ago, even though the quarter saw the launch of Samsung's latest top-flight model, the Galaxy S5.
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