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Yesterday   Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! There has been plenty of chatter around Google‘s upcoming Pixel 4 phone.

2 Days Ago   Last September, OnePlus told us it’s planning to launch a smart TV in 2019. According to the company’s announcement in August, it’ll unveil the TV in India later this month and it’ll be called the OnePlus TV (shocking!).

3 Days Ago   Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. In March, Slack rolled out dark mode for its iOS and Android apps.

3 Days Ago   Telegram messenger just fixed a bug that stored a picture you sent via a message even if you ‘unsend’ the message. The vulnerability, discovered by security researcher Dhiraj Mishra, affected the messenger’s last stable version (5.10.0 (1684)) before the update.  Mishra said on his blog the app stored images in the “/Telegram/Telegram Images/” folder in the phone‘s internal storage even if a user chooses to remove it for all users.

3 Days Ago   Facebook’s ambitious cryptocurrency project, Libra, has been facing a lot of heat in Europe since its announcement in June. Now, according to Reuters, the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, doesn’t want it to operate in the EU, as he feels it’s unclear exactly how the digital currency will function.

4 Days Ago   Along with a bunch of devices announced at its events, the company has quietly made some changes to the payment plans for its AppleCare+ device warranty that’s worth knowing about: you can now pay for the company’s extended warranty plan on a monthly basis, for as long as you like.

4 Days Ago   Last night, Apple unveiled a bunch of stuff including new phones, a new watch, and a new iPad. However, there was hardly any mention of MacBooks.

4 Days Ago   If you asked reviewers about the best camera on a phone last year, chances are that Apple’s phones might not feature in the top three. Google’s Pixel 3 and Huawei’s duo of P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro ruled the charts with their versatile camera setups, and the ability to take stunning pictures in low light.

5 Days Ago   If you had better things to do last night, you may have missed Apple launching three new iPhones:: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. These phones will be available in India on September 27.

5 Days Ago   After years of shipping a tiny 5W charger brick in the box with iPhones, Apple will finally include an 18W USB C-to-Lightning charger with the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

5 Days Ago   Apple today launched its newest 7th generation iPad at its special event. The new device will replace the 9.7-inch iPad – the model which had a 60 percent of the share of all iPads sold last year, according to Apple.

5 Days Ago   An appeals court situated in California, US, today said it’s not illegal to scrape data from public websites without any prior approval. Web scraping refers to the process of collecting large troves of data with the use of web crawlers – scripts designed to lift information from web pages.

5 Days Ago   Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! If you want a good DSLR camera, you’ve gotta be prepared to shell out a huge sum of money on just the body alone.

6 Days Ago   In a gruesome turn of events, a 21-year-old Indian man killed his father as the latter repeatedly urged him to stop playing the popular battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

6 Days Ago   While Huawei is still battling with the US ban, it has found some comforting words from its long term ally, Microsoft. The company’s president and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, told Bloomberg Businessweek in an interview the Chinese company is being treated in an un-American way by President Trump.

7 Days Ago   Almost three years after launching its desktop version, cross-platform browser Vivaldi has finally released its mobile version today. The brainchild of Opera’s co-founder Jon von Tetzchner, published an Android beta version today that brings swipe gesture for navigation, built-in note-taking functionality, and privacy controls including a no-tracking option.  While the browser is in beta, I’ve been using it for a few days, and I haven’t faced any major hiccups.

7 Days Ago   On Saturday, at 1.35AM IST (Friday 4.05 EST/ 9.05 CET), India’s Chandrayaan-2 began its descent towards the moon’s surface. There was palpable excitement among the scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the country’s government-run space agency – and among millions following live streams on their TVs and devices at home.

8 Days Ago   Have you seen the movie Arrival? It’s a fantastic movie starring Amy Adams where aliens arrive in a floating egg-shaped ship to the earth. How cool would it be if you can get a gadget which looks like that?

9 Days Ago   After establishing a strong base with its ecommerce and streaming content business in India, Amazon is reportedly set to unveil its food delivery service in the country next month.

10 Days Ago   With all the content available to us online these days, it’s pretty hard to pick a movie or TV show to watch. And let’s face it, recommendation algorithms of services like Netflix or Prime Video are not always helpful.

10 Days Ago   Almost four years after its launch, Apple has finally launched a web player for its streaming service,Apple Music. The web version is currently in beta and available to everyone across the world.

10 Days Ago   Facebook Dating is finally here. The social network launched the feature today in the US and 19 other countries, after announcing it last year at its F8 developer conference.

10 Days Ago   Last night, Nintendo announced it’s bringing a bunch of SNES games to its Switch Online subscription service starting today. The company’s introducing 20 titles at the launch, and more will be added later on.

10 Days Ago   Most MacBook Pro machines with busted screens end up in a junkyard. But a Reddit user made the best use of it by hooking it up to an iPad Pro and creating an amazing hybrid machine.

11 Days Ago   Apple’s set to release its new crop of iPhones in less than a week. If the last two years are indicators of anything, the company might not sell as many units as it used to do prior to the iPhone X’s release in 2017.

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