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A sign for Nokia Theatre is pictured in Los Angeles, California in this October 9, 2012 file photograph. Nokia will partner with China Mobile to launch a version of its new flagship Lumia smartphone tailored for the world's largest cellular market, the Finnish company said on December 5, 2012. China Mobile, the biggest operator in the world with more than 700 million subscribers, will start selling the Lumia 920T, the first phone to be based on Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 platform in China's third-generation (3G) network.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)

Will Nokia’s brand image provide enough of an edge? Let’s talk

Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world’s dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft’s unpopular Windows operating system for its “Lumia” range.

HMD Global, led by Nokia veteran Arto Nummela, wants to launch its first Nokia smartphone in the early part of next year using Google’s Android operating system.  Continue reading

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Cyber week sale on Google Play

Cyber Monday is here and there are a ton of great deals out there, and the Google Play Store is currently home to a range of deals to coincide with Cyber Week. I’ve gathered here a list of the best deals that are available right now. Everything from games, movies and TV shows, books, apps, and more have seen steep discounts.

These deals end on November 29th so hurry. Continue reading

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What’s Indus OS?

Indus OS is India’s homegrown operating system which is a forked version of Android, developed for the regional languages users in the country. Touted as the world’s first regional OS, the platform supports 12 major Indian languages at the moment. But don’t Android itself and all the forked versions of it, MIUI, Touchwiz included come with regional languages support already?

Well, they do, but it’s sort of a mixed bag. Unlike stock Android and other custom Android skins with support for Indian languages, in Indus OS, menu items, icon texts, et al too appear in the chosen regional language. Also, since it is targeted at first time smartphone users, the UI is smart and intuitive. Continue reading

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5 Tips for Shopping in the Black Friday Sale

As we all know, this upcoming weekend (including Black Friday!) is the biggest retail extravaganza of the year. It’s that time of the year when you will be hammered with Black Friday Sale deals all around you – online as well as offline. If you are on the lookout to score some good ones for yourself or your loved ones for this holiday season, you need to be well-prepared beforehand.

All deals are not ‘great’. Filtering out is important to ensure you buy products that have a seriously good deal to go with. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016, consumers should also watch out for scams that come through spam, insecure public networks and apps that might seem legitimate but could be taking over your phones and computers, experts say.  Continue reading

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What is a Quantum Dot dispay? Is it better than OLED?

Most displays today — including all of those made by Samsung, Sony, Vizio and just about every other brand — are based on decades-old LCD, or liquid crystal display, technology. In the last few years something better has come along, called OLED, or organic light-emitting diode. OLEDs are genrally considered superior to LCD but as of now mostly it is a matter of preference to be honest.

The reason OLED displays are considered superior is because its a new technology, and it is already ahead of LCD, a much more mature technology, in various areas. Going forward as the OLED technology matures, it is sure to surpass LCDs. OLED displays may well replace the traditional LCD as the go to panel in the future, but it is facing competition from new display technologies too.  Continue reading

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You knew the Facebook app was draining your battery, but did you know how much?

Facebook is without a doubt one of the most active and biggest developers for the Android platform. The company does after all own three of the top free android apps. The official Facebook app recieves updates almost every week with improvements and bug fixes and what not. But as it stands, after more than six or seven years, the Facebook app is still growing more and more resource hungry.

A quick glance at the Google Play Store reviews shows that the Facebook app has often been criticized for issues related to battery draining and general performance. Facebook’s central item officer, Chris Cox, even encouraged his staff to switch to Android in order to live with the issues and figure them out.
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How to Configure Windows 10 File Explorer to 0pen This PC by default

In Windows 7 and Windows 8, File Explorer opens by default to the ‘Computer’ or ‘This PC’ view, respectively, giving users an overview of their home folders, local drives, and network locations. This view is still available in Windows 10 but the File Explorer has a new “Quick Access” view. Whenever you open a file browser window, you’ll see a list of “frequent folders” and recent files. This list of folders also replaces the old favorite folders list.

The Quick Access view is similar to the ‘All My Files’ option in Mac OS X, showing users their frequently accessed folders and documents. Continue reading