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Navratri 2022: Now, you can greet each other on WhatsApp through Android

Published on Sep 27, 2022 03:08 PM IST

The festival is celebrated to worship the goddess and her nine avatars. Navratri means nine nights in Sanskrit. Hindus observe a total of four Navratris throughout the year.

Shardiya Navratri 2022: Here's how the festival is celebrated in different parts of South India(Photo by Sonika Agarwal on Unsplash)
Shardiya Navratri 2022: Here's how the festival is celebrated in different parts of South India(Photo by Sonika Agarwal on Unsplash)

‘Don’t equate fun…': Google CEO Sundar Pichai to employees on cost cuts

Google CEO Sundar Pichai fielded questions from his employees on cost-cutting measures, potential job cuts and slow growth at an all hands meet in New York recently.

Sundar Pichai said the company was being a bit more responsible through one of the ‘toughest macroeconomic conditions’ in the past decade.(AFP)
Sundar Pichai said the company was being a bit more responsible through one of the ‘toughest macroeconomic conditions’ in the past decade.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 01:45 PM IST

Aadhaar's latest security feature will protect you from fraudsters

More than 1,507 crore banking transactions have taken place using Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AEPS). Out of these, 7.54 lakh transactions were found to be fake.

Aadhaar is linked to a person’s bank details, phone number, government schemes and other financial services.
Aadhaar is linked to a person’s bank details, phone number, government schemes and other financial services.
Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:29 PM IST

Apple CEO Tim Cook impressed by 9-year-old Indian app developer: Report

Hana claims she had to write 10,000 lines of code to develop the app that enables parents to record stories in their own voices for their children.

Apple CEO Tim Cook(Reuters)
Apple CEO Tim Cook(Reuters)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 11:08 AM IST

Britain may fine TikTok $29 million in children's data privacy probe

The investigation found that Tik Tok could have processed data of children under the age of 13 without appropriate parental consent and failed to provide proper information to its users in a transparent way.

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Monday that it has issued the social media company a legal document that precedes a potential fine. (AP)
The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Monday that it has issued the social media company a legal document that precedes a potential fine. (AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 07:48 AM IST

Walmart takes Metaverse plunge to woo Gen Z customers: Report

Walmart's chief marketing officer William White said it is the first major initiative of the company in the metaverse. He called it another step for the retailer in reaching out to the customers in unexpected ways.

With its metaverse move, Walmart has joined giants like Nike and VF Corp to capture buyers' attention through virtual universes(AFP)
With its metaverse move, Walmart has joined giants like Nike and VF Corp to capture buyers' attention through virtual universes(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:23 PM IST

OPPO announces Festive Offer 2022: Check deals on smartphones,

The deals are available on all retail channels such as Amazon, Flipkart, OPPO Store, as well as with some offline retailers.

Representative Image
Representative Image
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:41 PM IST

Anand Mahindra overwhelmed as Geeta Phogat buys Scorpio-N: ‘Hope our car…’

Wrestler Geeta Phogat shared a series of photos with her husband, fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar, and their son, with their “new member” - the Mahindra Scorpio-N.

Wrestler couple Geeta Phogat and Pawan Sharma pose with their son. (Geeta Phogat/Twitter)
Wrestler couple Geeta Phogat and Pawan Sharma pose with their son. (Geeta Phogat/Twitter)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:28 PM IST

WhatsApp is rolling out ‘Call Links’ feature for quicker video and audio calls

From time to time, WhatsApp has been rolling out features to make the app a user-friendly experience. Besides that, it constantly shares useful tips with the users to make their conversations safe.

The users can now tap the ‘Call Links’ option within the Calls tab and create a link for an audio or video call and share it easily with other users
The users can now tap the ‘Call Links’ option within the Calls tab and create a link for an audio or video call and share it easily with other users
Published on Sep 26, 2022 06:09 PM IST

Xsafe, Airtel's home surveillance system, launched in 40 cities

Under this, India's largest telecom company offers three different cameras: a sticky cam, a 360-degree camera, and an active defence camera.

Airtel's 'Xsafe'
Airtel's 'Xsafe'
Published on Sep 26, 2022 05:55 PM IST

Want to download but have no connectivity? ‘SugarBox’ is here to help

SugarBox enables users to access various apps, or download materials, at zero internet charges. All they have to do is use mobile data to download it.

SugarBox app can be downloaded from Google Play
SugarBox app can be downloaded from Google Play
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:29 PM IST

Apple's festive season sale begins. Check out deals, discounts on iPhones

Apple is offering discounts on its products including iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods and Apple Watch during its festive sale.

The Apple iPhone 14 was launched on September 7.(Vishal Mathur / HT Photo)
The Apple iPhone 14 was launched on September 7.(Vishal Mathur / HT Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:38 PM IST

Apple to manufacture latest iPhone 14 in India, says it is ‘excited to…’

Apple CEO Tim Cook had unveiled the iPhone 14 series during the company's annual ‘Far Out’ event on September 7.

Apple's iPhone 14 line-up was unveiled during the ‘Far Out' event on September 7.((AP Photo/Jae C. Hong))
Apple's iPhone 14 line-up was unveiled during the ‘Far Out' event on September 7.((AP Photo/Jae C. Hong))
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 10:46 AM IST

Changing your phone? Here's how you can backup and restore your data

Here we present steps through which you can ensure that your new smartphone has all the data stored in your old device. Follow these steps to have hassle free procedure to copy your information.

Smartphones also works as storage of our private information.(File)
Smartphones also works as storage of our private information.(File)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:19 PM IST

You can prepare food just by voice command. Check this Philips cooking device

With the help of Philips Airfryer XL Connected, cooking can be done by simply giving voice commands. This air fryer offers cooking options in the temperature range of 80 °C to 200 °C.

The price of Philips Airfryer XL Connected in India has been kept at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>17,995.(Philips)
The price of Philips Airfryer XL Connected in India has been kept at 17,995.(Philips)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 05:03 PM IST

Oppo's ColorOS 13, announced in August, now available in 2 more smartphones

A beta version of the operating system has been released for the company's Reno 8 Pro 5G and F21 Pro smartphones. It is now available in as many as 4 devices of the Chinese manufacturer.

Oppo released ColorOS 13 in August (Representative Image)
Oppo released ColorOS 13 in August (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 03:03 PM IST

Instagram working on feature to shield users from lewd DMs: Report

The ‘Nudity Protection’ feature will restrict cyberflashing incidents which contain sending uninvited sexual messages to strangers - often women.

Instagram have recently developed many features to enhance safety of its users.(Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash)
Instagram have recently developed many features to enhance safety of its users.(Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 01:28 PM IST

On Satish Dhawan's birth anniversary, his 5 contributions to India's space tech

Prof. Dhawan was a man of varied academic expertise. His degrees included Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics, Masters in English Literature, BE in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Aeronautical Engineering and double PhD - in Aeronautics and Mathematics.

Satish Dhawan in 1972, succeeded Vikram Sarabhai as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).(ILLUSTRATION: Unnikrishnan)
Satish Dhawan in 1972, succeeded Vikram Sarabhai as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).(ILLUSTRATION: Unnikrishnan)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:22 AM IST

Buying iPhone 14 from abroad? Countries where series priced lower than in India

Apple launched its newest iPhone series on September 7. The lineup comprises of iPhone 14, iPhone Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

New iPhone 14 Pros are displayed during an Apple special event on September  in Cupertino, California. (AFP)
New iPhone 14 Pros are displayed during an Apple special event on September  in Cupertino, California. (AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 10:21 AM IST

Apple's festive season sale begins on September 26. What to expect

During its ‘Far Out’ event on September 7, Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook unveiled several high-end products including the flagship iPhone 14 series. The new series includes iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. He also unveiled Apple Watch 8 and AirPods Pro 2.

New iPhone 14 Pros are displayed during an Apple special event on September  in Cupertino, California. (AFP)
New iPhone 14 Pros are displayed during an Apple special event on September  in Cupertino, California. (AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 06:59 PM IST

Using Mozilla Firefox to browse the internet? Don't ignore Centre's advisory

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) a nodal agency of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has warned of multiple vulnerabilities in the web browser.

The advisory has stated that Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 105 and ESR versions prior to 102.3 are affected.(Mozilla.org website)
The advisory has stated that Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 105 and ESR versions prior to 102.3 are affected.(Mozilla.org website)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 06:29 PM IST

Flipkart Big Billion Days sale: Check out deals on smartphones under 15,000

The Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale started on September 23 and will end on September 30.

Oppo K10 5G is being sold for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14,999 at Flipkart.
Oppo K10 5G is being sold for 14,999 at Flipkart.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 03:23 PM IST

How to convert your regular cycle to electric cycle? Follow these steps

A good, standard e-cycle, with a range of 30km, costs ₹30,000. However, you can convert your old, non-electric bicycle to an electric vehicle.

An electric cycle (Used only for representation)
An electric cycle (Used only for representation)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 01:51 PM IST

What is RTIS, the real-time monitoring system for trains and how does it work?

The railways ministry in a statement said that the train control will be able to track the location and the speed of RTIS-enabled train more closely without any manual intervention.

The locomotive device comprising GPS Aided Geo-Augmented Navigation System (GAGAN) captures the loco/train position(HT_PRINT)
The locomotive device comprising GPS Aided Geo-Augmented Navigation System (GAGAN) captures the loco/train position(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 01:27 PM IST

On Flipkart, these POCO phones are top-sellers in their categories

Himanshu Tandon, who heads POCO India, took to Twitter to share the news.

Image used only for representation
Image used only for representation
Published on Sep 24, 2022 08:13 AM IST

Use this feature to experience Apple's ‘Dynamic Island’ without buying iPhone

The feature, called ‘dynamicSpot’ is available on Android devices. However, it does not unlock all the features of Dynamic Island'.

Dynamic Island feature presents a new way for showing notifications with status indicators.(Apple)
Dynamic Island feature presents a new way for showing notifications with status indicators.(Apple)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 05:16 PM IST

IT minister releases draft version of Telecom Bill, seeks feedback from public

The draft has several major proposals, including one that calls for messaging services to seek licenses to operate in the country.

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw addresses the press.(HT )
Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw addresses the press.(HT )
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:07 AM IST

Want to use 2 WhatsApp accounts on the same phone? Follow these steps

According to a report, this can be achieved by using a feature called ‘Dual Apps’ which is being offered by some smartphone makers in their dual-sim Android devices.

Representative Image
Representative Image
Published on Sep 22, 2022 07:50 PM IST

Realme's latest budget smartphone first sale starts on Amazon. Check discounts

Realme Narzo 50i Prime is provided at 10% discount up to ₹1,000 on SBI debit card transactions for Amazon Prime members.

Realme Narzo 50i Prime is offered in Dark Blue and Mint Green colour options in Amazon sale.(Amazon)
Realme Narzo 50i Prime is offered in Dark Blue and Mint Green colour options in Amazon sale.(Amazon)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 05:07 PM IST
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