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At the F8 Developers Conference which was held yesterday, Facebook has announced a much needed video embedding feature. Along with this welcome addition, Facebook also announced several other features to improve the overall platform.

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In order to share a video uploaded on Facebook, users previously had to share the link of the Facebook page or share the long video url. Sharing such long URL’s sometimes would be inconvenient while sharing posts on micro blogging sites. Finally, Facebook announced a solution to it. [click to continue…]

Don’t you get pumped up when you hear the words ‘Free Internet’? Datawind, the makers of Aakash tablets, has launched its entry level 2G and 3G mobile handsets on Tuesday (17th March). And the most intriguing factor about these devices is that Datawind offers free internet service for a year. This has been made possible with a partnership with Reliance Telecommunications. The series of smartphones are priced in range of INR 1,999 to INR 5,499. [click to continue…]

Apple recently unveiled their much awaited Watch at an event on 9th March 2015. The Watch will go on sale in the US on 24th April and it has been reported that it will reach Indian stores by June this year. The Watch has three variants which is the Apple Watch Sports, Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition. The base model which is the Apple Watch Sports starts at $349, the Apple Watch at $549 and the Apple Watch Edition at a whopping $10,000.

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Earlier we had reported on the tech industry shifting its focus towards health related parameters. Google’s Knowledge Graph integrated features to display curated health information and illustrations on search. And then another tech giant, Apple announcing its Medical ResearchKit. This program is started with an intent to collect data related to users’ health issues for further research. Apple has now released guidelines for the application developers to strengthen the consumer protection rules on iOS. [click to continue…]

Not a long ago, there were reports about Google’s Knowledge Graph getting updated with a new feature helpful for health conscious people. Google had collaborated with Mayo Clinic to add curated health information and illustrations on search panel. And now another tech giant, Apple has released medical research applications. This toolkit would allow medical researchers to peek in the Apple customer base to recruit and enroll study participants, monitor and collect data related to their health issues as part of the research.

Apple on Monday (9th March), released five applications which were built by Apple along with some university researchers. This toolkit would use the inbuilt sensors from the iPhones and wearable devices to collect real time data and share it with the teams across universities. [click to continue…]

While there is a shift in tech industry scenario withing India, powered up by the latest ‘Make In India’ campaign, Apple brings interesting news which one might relate to it. Apple, the Cupertino based company, which was until now reluctant to do any business through India, is now changing its thoughts on the same. As reported by Economic Times, Apple is looking to set up a technology development centre. Experts suggest that this move doesn’t come as a surprise as many of the tech giants have started to shift their operation chains operating via India. [click to continue…]

Lately telecom service providing companies have been concentrating on providing internet data plans at prices lower than ever. There are projects to even provide free internet access to the masses like Facebook’s internet.org. It has been launched in India in partnership with Reliance Telecom. BSNL too launched free WiFi services at ghats of Varanasi with an intent to penetrate into towns and villages. With similar plans, Videocon has plans to offer 4G data services at 2G/3G rates to encourage a fast adoption rate. Along with this, the telco is prepping up to offer bundled plans for smartphones.

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It is no secret that Samsung’s smartphone division is suffering a decline. Its decline in the Asia-Pacific region, which was earlier its forte, suggests that Samsung Corp. has to reinvigorate its devices to retain the market share. Industry experts have suggested both, change in the design and technology perspective and its pricing strategy, to change the direction of winds for Samsung. On the contrary, Apple has captured a lot of market where Samsung has lost it. And with other companies like Xiaomi, LG, Asus, Micromax, etc. offering awe striking features for less, Samsung’s crown is in jeopardy. [click to continue…]

Lately, anything related to iPhone 6 is grabbing much attention, isn’t it? Apple, after launching its much awaited big screen devices, ousted its rival Samsung in China. It reported record earnings for the last quarter and was also reported as the most preferred luxurious brand for gifting. With iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has gained a lot of user share all around the world. Talking more on iPhone 6 Plus is an annual report by Citrix.

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To the digital world, Facebook is always in news. Recently we reported about Facebook Inc. kick starting an ambitious yet philanthropic project of providing free internet in India. And now Facebook is bringing a new feature for Facebook Groups designed to make it easier for members of a “For Sale” group to list their items. The new “Sell” feature is now starting to roll out globally and will allow members to create a post where users can add a description of the item for sale, set a price, set a pickup or delivery location and other related features.
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Facebook currently hosts millions of groups based on variety of interests and the ‘For Sale’ type are one of the most popular ones. [click to continue…]

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