Social Media 

How Social Media Is Shaping Indian Science

From Aristotle’s wandering lectures on the entire world of living things to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s remarkable illustrations of bacteria under a microscope, science communication and cross-talk in the scientific community has undergone dramatic changes in scale and scope. Over the years, treatises have given way to journal publications, discourses have been replaced by interactive webinars, and scientific letters have been superseded by almost instantaneous emails. One of the more recent changes is the use of social media platforms to reach the masses at large. Social media, in general, has enabled a faster and larger…

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Apple 

iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus discontinued in India: Apple to now focus on premium iPhone models

Apple’s iPhone series is considered as an aspirational commodity for a majority of Indians but the Cupertino tech giant has been struggling in pushing enough units. The current generation models, such as the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, come at a high premium which deters many potential buyers from investing in these phones. Most of the times, buyers opt for the older but cheaper models and Apple has been happily pushing out very old iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series models. However, newer Android phones at these…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy Fold Spotted in the Wild Ahead of Any Relaunch Details: Report

Samsung Galaxy Fold, one of the most controversial tech developments of 2019, has not yet received its formal release date. But ahead of the debut, the Samsung foldable phone has reportedly been spotted in testing publicly. The public testing of the Galaxy Fold reportedly took place in India — precisely, in a Delhi Metro train. This was perhaps the first open appearance of the Galaxy Fold that was unveiled at MWC 2019 back in February but hasn’t yet debuted in the market due to its display fiasco. A man riding…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy M smartphones get huge offers for Prime Day Sale

Consumers can avail a 10 per cent instant discount on HDFC debit, credit cards & EMI and an extra Rs 3,000 off on exchange of their old smartphone. Buying a Galaxy M smartphone just became more rewarding with the announcement of new offers on Samsung’s best-selling smartphones. The new offers – cashback and discounts – are valid during Amazon Prime Day that goes live on July 15. Amazon Prime members can avail these attractive offers on July 15 and July 16. Galaxy M40 will now come in an exciting new…

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Apple 

Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, Curved iPhone Confirmed, MacBook Cancelled, Steve Jobs The Wizard

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes leaked iPhone specs, details of the new iPhone circuit board, Tim Cook’s smartphone features that will ‘blow us away’, the cancelled MacBook and the updated MacBook Pro, testing FaceID for iCloud access, fixing the secret Zoom server, and why Steve Jobs was a Wizard. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 image leaks ahead of launch, shows near-bezel-less screen, punch-hole selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has started creating buzz less than a month away from its launch at Samsung’s Unpacked event on August 7. We already know that Samsung will bring three Galaxy Note variants – a regular Galaxy Note 10, a Plus edition and the 5G Galaxy Note 10 smartphone. Besides, there will be no headphone jack and the new sound on display technology. Now, we also have leaked images of the Galaxy Note 10 variants. It is clear that the Samsung has moved on from its Galaxy Fold debacle…

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Apple 

Apple cuts prices of Mac SSD upgrades across lineup

Alongside the changes made to its MacBook lineup today, Apple has cut the prices of SSD upgrades across much of its Mac lineup. 9to5Mac reports that in the case of the 512GB MacBook Pro, the 4TB storage upgrade has been cut in half from $2,800 to $1,400. Storage upgrades for the MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac mini have also seen price reductions. Apple made similar cuts earlier this year, according to MacRumors. However, at the time, the biggest reduction was $200 off the 2TB upgrade for the Mac mini. These current price reductions are much more…

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Mobile 

DoT to launch tracking system for lost mobile phones

The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) is planning to launch a tech solution to track down stolen mobile phones and discourage counterfeiting and theft of such devices. As per reports, the system can be used even if the SIM card is removed or if the IMEI number is changed.  This project “Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR)” is expected to roll out in August. The technology applicable for the same has already been created. If a phone is stolen, a complaint can be lodged with the police by the consumer…

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Apple 

Apple working on a foldable iPad with 5G connectivity, likely to be launched next year

The year 2019 has been all about 5G phones and foldable display phones. We have already seen Samsung and Huawei launching their foldable display phones – the Samsung Galaxy fold and Huawei Mate X – at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 earlier this year. And now, it looks like another tech giant might be gearing to launch a device that combines both these trends into a single device. Apple is working on a new iPad model that will come with foldable display and feature 5G connectivity, Economic Daily News…

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samsung 

Samsung forecasts profit plunge after the U.S.-China trade war, beats expectations on one-off gains

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd forecast a steep plunge in its second-quarter operating profit as the U.S.-China trade war wreaks havoc in global chip and smartphone markets, although one-off gains helped it beat analyst expectations The South Korean tech giant is on track to post year-on-year profit declines for a third consecutive quarter as chip prices fell due to a supply glut and U.S. sanctions on Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies, a key Samsung client. Memory chipmakers like Samsung and South Korea’s SK Hynix are hurting as rising tariffs hit…

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