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RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

US Laptop Ban on Middle East Carriers Has Officially Ended

HIGHLIGHTS Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports US officials lifted the ban after visiting the 10 airports New requirements include enhanced passenger screening The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of ... Read More »

Amazon Now 2-Hour Grocery Delivery Service Officially Launched in Delhi, Mumbai

Amazon Now, the company’s 2-hour delivery service for essential household items, was on Monday officially rolled out to Delhi and Mumbai. As before, with the Bengaluru launch in February, the service is also only available for select pin codes in the respective cities. The Amazon Now service promises deliveries within two hours of ordering (Express Delivery), and, customers can also ... Read More »

Bluetooth 5 Officially Released, Will Come to Devices in a Few Months

Bluetooth is the quintessential wireless standard for electronics to communicate with each other across small distances in a power-efficient way. Everything from smartwatches to wireless speakers and Internet of Things (IoT) products like smart locks, rely on this standard. The last version of this standard is Bluetooth 4.2, which was released in 2014. Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) that ... Read More »

OnePlus 3 Officially Discontinued in Europe and the US: Report

  Ever since OnePlus unveiled an upgraded version of its 2016 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3T, there has been a lot of speculations that the company may discontinue the sales of the OnePlus 3 – especially since it was listed as out of stock in several regions including the US and Europe. While the company’s support handle earlier this week ... Read More »

Microsoft Office Apps for Android Will Be Officially Supported on Chrome OS

Google’s fast-growing Chrome OS recently got the ability to run Android apps, adding a huge breadth of apps to the platform. However, apparently there were some Chromebooks that were not compatible with Microsoft Office apps for Android. Now, Microsoft has clarified that these are teething issues and every Chromebook will soon be able to run Office apps for Android without ... Read More »

Samsung Officially Launches Android 7.0 Galaxy Beta Program for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

  Samsung has officially rolled out its ‘Galaxy Beta Program’, which lets users of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sample Android 7.0 Nougat before its public release. We reported this a couple of days back and now, Samsung has made it official through a news release on its website. The Beta program is currently only available for users residing ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Officially Recalled in US; Replacements Due September 21

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced a recall of around one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones plagued by incidents of batteries bursting into flames. The move by the US safety agency formalizes the recall underway in 10 countries after reports of faulty batteries that caused some handsets to explode during charging. Samsung meanwhile announced replacements for ... Read More »

OnePlus 3 Soft Gold Colour Variant Officially Launched

Last month, we reported that OnePlus 3 will be getting a Soft Gold colour variant sometime late in July. Now, the company has announced that the variant will be launched in US on Tuesday and will be launched in Europe, Canada, and Hong Kong on August 1. Although the company has not revealed this variant’s launch date for India, it ... Read More »

BlackBerry Classic Is Officially Dead

BlackBerry said Tuesday that it will stop making its Classic smartphone, less than two years after launching it with much fanfare. Ralph Pini, the company’s chief operating officer and general manager for devices, said the Classic has long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market. “We are ready for change so we can give our customers something ... Read More »