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Oracle bets on dual cloud region strategy

India joins the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea and the European Union in having multiple Oracle Cloud regions that facilitate better disaster recovery and compliance.
Shailender Kumar, Oracle

Samsung Crystal 4K UHD (2020), Unbox Magic 3.0 series TVs launched in India; everything to know

The range of the Samsung Unbox Magic 3.0 is available in screen sizes of 32 "and 43" respectively. It comes with several voice assistants like in-house Bixby by Amazon Alexa and Samsung.

Instagram rolls out feature to pin comments; Check availability and how to use

This feature was tested at the same time that Instagram released a feature to bulk-delete comments, with the latter feature being live for two months now.

Pinning an Instagram comment is simple.

Amazon Prime Video finally lets you set individual user profiles; how to use and how it compares with Netflix

Creation of user profiles has been one of the most demanded features from Prime Video, as it was one of the bigger oversights by the OTT platform.

Creating, editing and deleting user profiles on Amazon Prime Video is a simple process.

Facebook is looking to merge WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram Direct, here’s how all this might look like

WhatsApp messages are not already being collected by Facebook, the tracker claims, but the code for a local database is a work underway.

Zoom starts selling dedicated third-party video calling hardware at budget-friendly prices

The service is currently only available in the US. It is not immediately clear if Zoom will bring it to more markets including India anytime soon.

Zoom has tied up with telcos like Airtel to sell its product.

Instagram launches its TikTok rival ‘Reels’ in India; how to use and everything you need to know

This makes India the fourth country for the testing of the feature. Reels is currently also being tested in Brazil, France as well as Germany.

The feature would be integrated with the Instagram app itself.

PUBG brings exclusive Livik map to mobile; here’s everything that’s new and how to get it now

Livik is part of the Standard mode but in the title, PUBG Mobile has said that the latest update with the Livik map is a beta version and is not the final product.

BSNL now offering Rs 499 broadband plan with 100GB data, unlimited free calls; here are all the details

In addition to the 100 GB internet data being provided in the pack, the plan will also provide complementary unlimited free calls to all phone numbers in the country.

The plan was announced by the company on its Chennai circular website where it also mentioned barring some left out jurisdictions, the new plan will be available across the country.

Airtel launches Rs 289 prepaid plan with 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calls and more; check details

Apart from the Rs 289 plan, Airtel has also introduced the Rs 79 top-up voucher that will provide users the service of Zee5 Premium for a period of 30-days.

Dell XPS 13, XPS 15 (2020) launched in India with stunning edge-to-edge design and Ice Lake processors

The XPS 13 (2020) has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 1,44, 807 while the XPS 15 (2020) has been launched at a starting price of Rs 1,86, 702.

Google removes 25 apps from Play Store for allegedly stealing users’ Facebook data

Google pulled the apps earlier this month, after checking the results of the French security company. Many of the applications had been on the Play Store for more than a year before being dropped.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 India launch on August 5; here’s what to expect

Samsung will launch its 2020 lineup of Galaxy Note devices, or Galaxy Note 20, for global markets including India at its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5.

Galaxy Note 20

The future workplace will be very different, courtesy Covid-19

Even as we have maintained the focus on meeting customer needs and maintaining seamless connectivity, we have ensured our employees are supported as they grapple with the new reality.

PRIYANKA ANAND, VP & Head of HR, South East Asia, Oceania & India, Ericsson

‘Global Bharat’: SAP’s new tech initiative to make MSMEs globally competitive

The enterprise software maker’s ‘Global Bharat’ programme is designed to enable MSMEs to augment business operations and re-access critical processes that overcome inefficiencies and make them g

MSMEs will be provided accessibility to 240 courses on digital financial, soft skills, productivity technologies that will digitally skill the workforce and help adapt to the new working environments.

I&B ministry wants contents on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, under its purview

At present, OTT platforms that are digitally streamed falls under the domain of the Ministry of Information and Technology (IT).

Within a week of release, JioMeet unveils additional security features

It has only been a week since JioMeet went live and within that small time frame, the app has revealed six features and enhancements which included new functionalities for the customers.

Among the new features is a personal meeting room.

After ShareIt ban, Kashmiri MBA student develops alternative file transferring app

The app, called FileShare Tool, was released on Google Play Store last month, and has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with over 5,000 downloads.

Wani has also developed apps which facilitate VPN connections as well as photo collage tools.

India ‘important digital power’, won’t compromise on data sovereignty: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad, who handles the electronics, information technology and communications portfolios, said India needs to grow into a data refining centre for the world and also go deeper on the software front b

OnePlus Nord India launch set for July 21, pre-orders begin from July 15

OnePlus Nord will be an all-new series of smartphones, designed to offer a premium OnePlus experience at an affordable, or accessible price.

OnePlus Nord retail box

Airtel rolls out priority 4G network offer with faster speed, preferential service

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has rolled out a priority 4G network for all its Platinum mobile users.

Poco mojo: Understanding the Xiaomi spin-off brand, its product choices, and future goals including monetization prospects

The Poco F1’s breakthrough success speaks for itself. It’s not everyday you see a product do so well, it gives a sub-brand the confidence to spin off into its own brand. Let's decode the Poco mojo

Instagram has apparently started testing Reels in India just in time of TikTok ban

Instagram is testing its TikTok rival Reels in India and the decision has come after the Indian government put a ban across 59 Chinese applications (including TikTok) owing to privacy issues.

Samsung now offering customer care service through WhatsApp for quick, contactless support

This will also help customers reach the nearest service centres of the company, track the status of the repair of their products as well as keep them abreast with the latest sale offers announced by t

Samsung India's Customer Services Vice President Sunil Cutinha said that the new initiative will help the company deepen its connection with the customers and make their problem solving convenient.
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