Tag Archives: August

Airfares For US Travel in August Dipped Slightly

Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych) New figures reveal that domestic airfares in the US dipped slightly in August compared to the month before. According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to ... Read More »

The Best Business Reads of August

Each month, the editors of The Atlantic’s Business Channel share the most interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web. This month’s picks include a commentary on segregation in Los Angeles, the tech investor Ellen Pao writing on sexism in Silicon Valley, a look at how NBA stars are investing their money, and an analysis of how ... Read More »

Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Receiving August Android Security Update Alongside Google Pixel Devices

HMD Global has time and again stressed how it has prioritised software support, and has even made headlines on the steps it is taking to keep its promise. Now, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are receiving the August security patch on the same day as the Google Pixel and compatible Nexus devices. Furthermore, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas reiterates on social media that the ... Read More »

Five Hollywood Movies You Shouldn’t Miss This August

Hollywood. Like its Indian cousin, or a successful drug dealer, it pushes a lot of product. Some of it make the grade; others sadly don’t. Here are five movies to watch out for this month, and one you probably shouldn’t as a bonus. You can thank us by treating us to popcorn. Or nachos. Yeah, let’s go with nachos. The ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Directs Ola, Uber to Charge Government Rates From August 22

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed app-based taxi aggregators, including Ola and Uber, not to charge more than government-fixed rates from its passangers from August 22. Justice Manmohan gave 10 days to these aggregators to comply with the Delhi government’s 2013 policy, under which these cab companies were to charge fares prescribed by the Delhi Transport Department. According to ... Read More »

Gionee Announces India Launch of Selfie-Focused Smartphone on August 22

Gionee has sent out press invites for an event on August 22 in India. The invite bears the hashtag #SelfieWithFlash, hinting that the company will launch a new smartphone in the Indian market. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is widely expected to launch a selfie-centric smartphone in its S-series lineup. This month, other Chinese OEMs like Oppo and Coolpad have launched ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime to Go on Sale on August 17

Xiaomi has announced that 90,000 units of the Redmi 3S Prime it had made available via Mi.com and Flipkart were sold out in approximately eight minutes during the smartphone’s first sale on Tuesday. The company also revealed that the cheaper variant of the smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S, will become available in its first sale at 12pm on Wednesday, August ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 Series India Launch Set for August 17

Asus on Thursday began sending media invites for the ZenFone 3 India launch event, to be held in New Delhi on August 17. The event, being called ‘Z3nvolution India’, will see Asus CEO Jerry Shin in attendance. While the invite does not mention ZenFone 3 in particular, it is safe to presume given the naming of the event. To recall, ... Read More »

Android 7.0 Nougat Public Release Tipped for August 5 Alongside Upgraded Camera App

In July, Google released its final preview build of Android Nougat, hinting that the public release is on the horizon. Now, a fresh leak hints that the company will publicly release Android 7.0 Nougat as soon as this month. The leak also reveals that Nexus 5 users won’t get the update. Tipster Evan Blass claims that the public release will ... Read More »

Nextbit Robin Ember Colour Variant Launched; August Software Update Detailed

Nextbit has launched a new colour variant for its cloud-based Robin smartphone. The Ember colour variant will be made available in limited quantities via Flipkart beginning next week. The limited edition variant has already gone up for sale in the US on the company website at $299 (approximately Rs. 20,100). Nextbit asserts that this colour variant is just available till ... Read More »