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Netflix testing cheap, mobile-only plan in India

SAN FRANCISO:  In India and other select countries, content-streaming platform Netflix is testing a new mobile-only subscription plan that would only cost users $3.63 a month (Rs 251).

Microsoft notifying users about end of Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version.

Smart toilet can detect congestive heart failure

Hospitals will soon be able to monitor patients with congestive heart failure in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new type of toilet-seats that can measure biometrics during "natural" processes.

Microsoft rolls out anti-virus software to MacOS

Microsoft is rolling out its Windows Defender anti-virus software to Apple's operating system MacOS, with full virus and threat protection along with the usual ability to perform quick or full scans.

How Technology is Empowering Women to Travel Solo

The trend of solo travel is rampant among millennials. According to a study by the Princeton Survey Research Associates, 58% of millennials are willing to travel on their own as compared to a much smaller number in the previous generations.

Colour Holi snaps with Next-Gen iPhone, iOS apps

With Holi round the corner, which premium smartphone will help you capture those colourful moments?

Shooting livestreams a new rage on social media

The Facebook livestreaming of New Zealand mosque shooting has brought to the fore a critical issue for the law enforcement agencies to deal with, as tech giants struggle to find a solution to pro-actively stop such incidents.

Apple Watch can safely detect irregular heartbeat

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Watch can detect and notify users when they experience irregular heart rhythms, finds a study demonstrating the ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation.

Facebook joins top Indian music labels

Facebook on Thursday announced to partner top music labels in India that will let its nearly 300 million users in the country express themselves with music on its platform as well as Instagram.

Will do more to limit viral content: WhatsApp India

WhatsApp has taken several measures to limit the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform in India but there is more to do to fully secure the platform, the company's India head Abhijit Bose said on Wednesday.

Twitter shows billing details for political ads in India

With social media turning out to be a major battleground for political parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Twitter has started to show billing details of political ads as its Ads Transparency Center for the country went live on Monday.

Social media do's and don'ts for candidates, parties

 With the Election Commission outlining stringent guidelines for social media usage during elections, political parties and candidates won't be able to post unverified advertisements, photographs of defence personnel, hate speeches and fake news on their accounts.

Why the hacked BJP site still not up again

Imagine the website of Donald Trump's Republican Party in the "maintenance mode" for over four days after some sort of "transgression" or a full-fledged hacking. If that appears impossible, imagine this: The portal of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party that was allegedly hacked on Tuesday morning was still down on Saturday after going into the "maintenance mode".

Samsung Galaxy 'S10' smartphones in India from Rs 55,900

GURUGRAM: Samsung India on Friday opened pre-booking for its newly-launched Galaxy 'S10' series smartphones that will start from Rs 55,900.

Can Samsung meet Apple's fate with expensive Galaxy 'S' series smartphones?

NEW DELHI: South Korean giant Samsung that celebrated 10 years of the existence of its Galaxy 'S' series by unveiling 3 premium devices in San Francisco on Wednesday, has followed Apple's footstep when it comes to pricing.

Google Doodle raises a cup to German chemist Runge

NEW DELHI:  Google on Friday raised a cup in honour of German analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who made some eye-opening discoveries many of which are still integral part of our lives 200 years later.

WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports.

Apple appoints new retail head to ramp up iPhone sales

SAN FRANCISCO:  In an effort to ramp up slow iPhone sales amid sluggish smartphone market, Apple on Wednesday appointed a new head of global retail and online stores.

Oppo signs MoU with Telangana to help startups grow

HYDERABAD: Chinese smartphone player Oppo on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government to support and develop the startup ecosystem in the state.

Samsung's new Galaxy M series sells out Amazon.in

NEW DELHI:  Samsung on Tuesday released its two industry-first Galaxy 'M' smartphones -- "M10" and "M20" -- for sale on Amazon India that claimed to have witnessed an "unprecedented" first day sale record.

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