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While Xiaomi’s bestselling Mi 3 was swept clean off the store shelves earlier today, the company has launched its latest flagship smartphone in China dubbed Mi 4. CEO Lei Jun calls it the fastest Mi phone yet and has also disclosed to have sold 26.11 million phones in the first half of 2014.   In […]

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Delhiites can now book auto rickshaws or cabs by taking help of a recently launched app, AUTOnCAB that’s available for free download on Android and iOS devices.   AUTOnCAB aims to free people from the hassle of waiting for cabs or auto rickshaws, or negotiating the fares. The app makes use of location services on […]

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We had a freewheeling chat with Colin Brix, Technical Marketing Director (Motherboard Business Unit), Gigabyte, earlier this month. He had come to India to meet Gigabyte’s channel partners, the media and talk about the Gigabyte 9-series boards. We had tested the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI BK when it launched in India.   Gigabyte is a brand that is […]

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China will crack down on smartphone apps featuring pornography and obscene content, the government said on Tuesday, the latest move in an official campaign to ‘clean the Internet’.   The ruling Communist Party has since last year intensified a campaign against what it calls ‘rumours’ and ‘pornography’ online due to their harmful effect on the […]

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Along with the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone, the company has also pulled the wraps off a new fitness band. The band looks quite simple sans a display and other frills. However, from what we hear, it could be quite effective.   Just like Xiaomi’s smartphones, the band is dirt cheap compared to the ones available […]

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Every OS update comes with a learning curve. Some enjoy it, some just don’t. If you’re wary of drastic OS updates complicating the way you use your iPhone, the iOS 8 might offer some reprieve.   Apple’s next mobile operating system, currently in beta 4, released a new Tips app that provides tutorials on how […]

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Google Maps is now available in Hindi. Users should note that this option is only available on Desktop/PC version of Google Maps and the Android app as well.

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Xiaomi made a grand entry into the Indian market with the Mi 3, and had scored a jaw-dropping 1,00,000 registrations even before it went up on sale exclusively on Flipkart earlier today.   While Xiaomi is known for record-breaking sale timings, it was no different in India. The first batch of devices sold within an […]

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Micromax has launched a 32-inch LED TV which would be sold exclusively on e-commerce platform Snapdeal.com

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With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a tablet-style UI on the conventional desktop mode, but many users were put off by the complexity of the OS. The company then introduced back the Start button in Windows 8.1 to ease the transition, and some reports last year hinted that the next ‘Windows 8.2’ update will bring back the Start […]

The post Leaked Windows 9 screenshots show Start Menu is coming back soon appeared first on Tech2.

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KV Thomas will head the Public Accounts Committee while Kamal Nath will head the Parliament committee on Defence.
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A special drive was initiated across north Bengal to ensure that piggeries are located away from densely populated areas.
The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Tuesday directed the state Home Department to pay Rs 25,000 compensation to the owner of a puncture repair shop, who was illegally confined and assaulted by a Station House Officer (SHO) for demanding repair charges.
Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day during the ongoing monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly after the treasury bench demanded an apology from state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel for his remarks about Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal.
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Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop and android mobile phone users, who will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads and routes.
BlackBerry Limited named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer, filling a position that had been vacant since November following a management reshuffle.
The Mi Band can be powered for 30 days on one charge, claims the company. The Mi Band will be available for approximately $13.
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