Digital Transactions Not a Short-Term Substitute for Cash, Says PM Modi

On the eve of the expiry of the deadline to deposit demonetised currency in banks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens not to regard digital transactions as a short-term substitute for cash payments. “Digital transactions should not be viewed as a short-term substitute for cash payments,” PM Modi told India Today magazine in an interview. “Digital transactions facilitate formal accounting ... Read More »

iPhone Messages App Reportedly Permanently Disabled by New Malicious Text Message Attachment

Once again, a malicious text message is being circulated among iPhone users, and this time it is reportedly freezing the Messages app. The message containing a an attachment to a large contacts file sent via iCloud Drive renders the Messages app useless, and a hard reset does not solve the problem either. This new malicious message was discovered by YouTuber ... Read More »

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated

It’s the end of the year and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has now acknowledged that a tweet editing feature is “definitely needed” by the social networking website heading into 2017. Even though Dorsey admitted in his posts on the website that the feature is required, he seems to be unsure about the implementation of the feature at present. Jack Dorsey ... Read More »

Consumer Reports Stands by MacBook Pro 2016 Battery Test Findings; Refuses a Retest

Many early users of the new MacBook Pro 2016 units have reported battery life issues. Consumer Reports also reported inconsistent battery life in its in-depth tests, and the MacBook Pro 2016 shockingly became the first MacBook to not receive the organisation’s recommendation. Surprised by the findings, Apple even announced that it is working with Consumer Reports to understand the battery ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Wi-Fi Hotspot Prank Delays Flight, Scares Crew and Passengers

A passenger on a Virgin Airlines flight from San Francisco to Boston reportedly created an emergency situation for the crew and fellow passengers as he created a Wi-Fi hotspot with name “Galaxy Note 7_1097” during the flight. As the infamous Samsung smartphone was earlier banned from all US airlines due to the explosion cases reported against it, the hoax ended ... Read More »

OnePlus 2 Now Receiving OxygenOS 3.5.5 Update, Brings VoLTE Support and More

Chinese mobile startup OnePlus is now releasing an update to its OnePlus 2 smartphones, which will bring the new OxygenOS version 3.5.5 to OnePlus 2 devices. As a significant update, OxygenOS 3.5.5 finally offers the VoLTE support for select carriers, however forgoing the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade. OnePlus says that the OxygenOS 3.5.5 rollout is occurring in a phased ... Read More »

Google to Launch Two Flagship Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches Next Year, Without Google or Pixel Branding

Google recently acquired the team behind tech startup Cronologics, in what seems like a move to push the development of its Android Wear OS. Now, the company is reportedly planning to launch two flagship Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches next year but without Google or Pixel branding, contradicting previous reports. Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear at Google, said that ... Read More »

Xiaomi Piston Fresh In-Ear Headphones Launched in China

Xiaomi has introduced a new pair of in-ear headphones dubbed Piston Fresh in China. Priced at just CNY 29 (roughly Rs. 300 or $4), the all-new Piston Fresh In-Ear headphones are now available in China. The biggest highlight of the new Piston Fresh In-Ear headphones is that they sport an aluminium chamber – Xiaomi says this provides a good audio ... Read More »

Fast and Cheap Cloud Server of this Year

From the past few years, cloud servers have been the best option for hosting your website. They are fast, reliable and come with better security options. Moreover, there are no hassles of a shared or VPS hosting. The only problem with them was setting up a cloud server was a difficult task. However, Host1Plus has made it extremely simple for ... Read More »

Trump Team Says Twitter Too Small to Be Included in Tech Meeting

President-elect Donald Trump left Twitter off the invitation list for a meeting of technology company executives on Wednesday because it is too small, a spokesman for his transition team told Reuters. The omission of Twitter from the meeting surprised some in the industry given Trump’s prolific use of the social media platform during his election campaign and the company’s high ... Read More »