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iPhone 7 Teardown Reveals That 3.5mm Audio Jack Is Replaced by Barometric Vent

Apple is known to remain discreet on specification details in every iPhone keynote, and this year is no different. The company does not unveil RAM and battery size, and teardowns done later reveal the exact innards. After the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 7 has also been ripped apart by do-it-yourself repair site iFixit to see if Apple delivers on ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Samsung Sued by Florida Man Over Exploding Phone

Samsung was sued on Friday by a Florida man who said he suffered severe burns after his Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded in his front pants pocket. The lawsuit by Jonathan Strobel may be the first in the United States by a Samsung phone user against the South Korean company over a battery defect linked to the Galaxy Note 7. ... Read More »

Apple AirPods Strap Launched by Spigen, a $10 Accessory to Hold Them Together

When Apple announced the iPhone 7 last week, it was for sure the highly anticipated Apple product that everybody had been waiting. But alongside, Apple also announced a new product that soon became the butt of quite a jokes – the AirPods. AirPods are the wireless earbuds that will ship later this October. For a price of $159 (to cost ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Beaten by Year-Old iPhone 6s in Real World Speed Test

In terms of high-end smartphones, there are arguably just two companies that battle constantly to claim the crown of having the best smartphone – Apple and Samsung. Samsung launched its latest flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month and reviewers have already started comparing the iPhone flagship offerings to the smartphone. From the initial results, it seems like Apple ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 Price in India Cut by Rs. 2,000, Now Available at Rs. 22,999

Xiaomi has slashed the price of its flagship smartphone the Xiaomi Mi 5 in India by Rs. 2,000. The smartphone will now be available at Rs. 22,999 against its launch price of Rs. 24,999, Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain tweeted on Tuesday morning. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is available for purchase via Flipkart and mi.com, though the websites are yet ... Read More »

Google Fined $6.8 Million by Russian Antitrust Regulator Over Android

Russia’s anti-trust authority on Thursday fined Google RUB 438 million ($6.8 million or roughly Rs. 45 crores) after finding it guilty of abusing its dominant market position by forcing smartphone makers to install its search engine on Androids. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in September last year deemed Google in breach of a law on “protecting competition” after an investigation ... Read More »

Coolpad Says Handsets Prices Could Go Up by 7-8 Percent in GST Regime

Mobile phones could become dearer by 7-8 percent after the GST comes into effect, Chinese handset maker Coolpad said on Wednesday. “Depending on the rate of GST, prices could go up 7-8 percent,” Coolpad India CEO Syed Tajuddin told PTI. While the GST rates are yet to be announced, handset makers are concerned that the regime may result in concessions ... Read More »

India to Constitute 13.5 Percent of Global Smartphone Market by 2019: Study

Share of India in global smartphone market is expected to reach 13.5 percent with 180 million units by 2019 from 7.6 percent at present, according to a study by Assocham-KPMG. “Thanks to digital revolution riding on the aggressively priced mobile data packages, India is expected to have a total number of 180 million smart phones by 2019 claiming 13.5 percent ... Read More »

900 Million Android Devices Affected by Critical ‘QuadRooter’ Vulnerability: Report

A new Android flaw has been reported by security researchers that is claimed to affect roughly 900 million Android devices. Check Point mobile research team first reported the issue and claims that it affects all devices using Qualcomm chipsets. Dubbed ‘QuadRooter’, it is said to be a set of four vulnerabilities affecting Android devices built on Qualcomm chipsets. The research ... Read More »

Alcohol use by parents may affect children’s behaviour

  Children whose parents misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioural problems, says a study. “Parents’ or caregivers’ substance use may affect their ability to consistently prioritise their children’s basic physical and emotional needs and provide a safe, nurturing environment,” said study co-author Vincent Smith, Neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ... Read More »