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Samsung Patent Tips Future S Pen Stylus Doubling as a Kickstand

A new patent granted to Samsung by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) suggests that the South Korean tech firm might make its future S Pen stylus work as a kickstand for smartphones. The South Korean tech giant filed the patent back in Q3 2015. The schematics in the patent, shared by Patently Mobile website, suggests that users will ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Wants a Monopoly on Repairs, Says iFixit

Apple is facing heat from furious customers over bricked iPhone models. For more than a year, the Cupertino-based company has been disabling iPhone models upon detecting an unauthorised or third-party service on the smartphone, specifically related to Touch ID or Apple Pay components. The company says it does so only to ensure that a user’s security isn’t compromised. But the ... Read More »

OnePlus 2 Gets a Price Cut

OnePlus on Monday announced price revision for the OnePlus 2 smartphone which will now retail at $349 (approximately Rs. 23,700) for the 64GB model. Prior to this, the OnePlus 2 64GB model was priced at $389 in the US. We can expect the company to make an announcement for the Indian market shortly. Until the time, the OnePlus 2 in ... Read More »

FarmVille Creator Zynga Says Will Release a Single Game This Quarter

“FarmVille” creator Zynga Inc forecast lower-than-expected bookings in the current quarter, as the company expects to release only one game in the period. The company forecast bookings in the range of $150 million-$165 million (roughly Rs. 1,019 crores – Rs. 1,121 crores), below the average analyst estimate of $177.3 million (roughly Rs. 1,205 crores) expected by research firm FactSet StreetAccount. ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Social Networking Startup, Loans Marketplace, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed investments in Indian startups engaged in healthcare, retail, social networking, budget salon aggregators, and loan marketplaces. Affimity Bengaluru-based social networking startup Affimity announced Wednesday that it has secured $1.2 million (roughly Rs. 8.1 crores) in angel funding from Silicon Valley angel investors and founders. Founded in 2014 by Venkata Ramana, Amar Singh, and Parveen ... Read More »

Internet Shouldn’t Be the Monopoly of a Few, Says Communications Minister

Lauding the telecom watchdog’s decision on discriminatory pricing, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said Internet is one of the finest creations of the human mind and it should not become the monopoly of a few. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in a much-awaited regulatory order on Monday had said that no service provider would be allowed ... Read More »

Google Reinstates Samsung-Backed Adblock Fast a Week After Pulling It

Less than a week pulling Adblock Fast from Google Play, an Android app aimed at stripping ads from Samsung’s Internet Web browser, Google has reinstated the Samsung-backed app. On Tuesday the developer of Adblock Fast, Rocketship, wrote in a blog post that Google has reinstated its app on Google Play. Google confirmed the move to Gadgets 360. Adblock Fast was ... Read More »

Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India

Thirteen of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are in India, according to the World Health Organisation, but detailed information on what India breathes is scarce. The National Air Quality Monitoring Index launched by PM Modi in consultation with IIT Kanpur in October 2014 highlights this paucity of data – the city of Bengaluru, for example, has only five polling stations, ... Read More »

Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report

If you’re concerned about your iPhone’s battery life, you might want to consider uninstalling the Facebook app from it. Tests have found that removing Facebook’s iOS app can increase the battery life of an iPhone by about 15 percent. Additionally, getting rid of Facebook can also free up a lot of data on your iPhone, the test results indicate. Facebook’s ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Wedding Marketplace, Mobile Developer Tool Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed level and undisclosed investments in a toolkit provider for mobile app developers, wedding marketplaces, personal styling apps, and advertising networks. Two startups got Ratan Tata’s backing on Monday, one is a developer of anti-cancer drugs, while the other is a online marketplace for industrial products. Hansel.io Bengaluru-based Hansel.io, has raised an undisclosed amount of ... Read More »