Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

Ireland fines WhatsApp €225 million over privacy concerns

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued a €225 million fine on WhatsApp for breaching the EU's GDPR rules. The fine is related to an investigation that started in 2018 regarding WhatsApp's lack of transparency about how it processes user data. In a press release regarding its decision, the Irish DPC notes: "The Data Protection Commission...

Philips Hue unveils new smart lighting products and Spotify integration

Philips has updated its Hue range of smart lighting solutions with a host of new products. The latest additions to the Philips Hue lineup include new gradient lighting strips and tubes, updated floor and table lamps, and brighter bulbs. Along with the new products, Philips has also announced a partnership with Spotify, bringing support for...

Alexa’s adaptive volume feature solves a major problem with smart speakers

In February last year, Google rolled out a new feature for its Nest lineup of smart speakers. The feature, called Ambient IQ, intelligently adjusts the volume of compatible Nest smart speakers and displays based on the noise in the surroundings. It essentially eliminates the need to manually adjust the volume every time outside noise drowns...

Apple will finally let media apps like Netflix link to their website for account setups

In order to settle an investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Apple has announced that it will soon let certain apps provide links to external websites for account setups and payments. The company will extend this provision to "reader" apps across multiple genres, like magazines, newspapers, books, and media streaming. Although Apple announced this...

Samsung unveils the first 200MP camera sensor for smartphones

After launching the industry's first 0.64μm mobile image sensor, the ISOCELL JN1, in June, Samsung has now unveiled the first 200MP camera sensor for smartphones. The new Samsung ISOCELL HP1 is also based on Samsung's 0.64μm-sized pixels, and it offers ultra-high resolution in a small package. The Samsung ISOCELL HP1 promises ultimate low-light performance, thanks to...

Galaxy Watch 4 update brings Samsung Health to Settings and more

Samsung has started rolling out the first post-launch software update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The update adds the Samsung Health feature to Settings, introduces a new cancel button for automatic workout detection, and more. According to Tizen Help, the update has started rolling out to the Galaxy Watch 4 series...

Apple Watch Series 7 will bring a new design, and that could cause a delay

Apple is reportedly facing production delays with the next-gen Apple Watch. According to Nikkie Asia, the company is dealing with quality issues with the Apple Watch Series 7 as it features a new design that has added various complexities. A report from Bloomberg corroborates this claim and further adds that Apple Watch Series 7 manufacturers are also...

Chrome 93 rolls out on Android, iOS, and desktop: Here’s what’s new

Towards the end of July, Google rolled out Chrome 92 for desktop, Android, and iOS. The update introduced improved site safety controls to help you easily track website permissions and support for Chrome Actions. In addition, the update brought improved site isolation and phishing detection, along with Face ID/Touch ID support for incognito tabs on...

Exclusive: The Infinix Zero X will have a Nexus 4-like speckled back cover

In July this year, MediaTek launched two new budget-friendly SoCs -- the Helio G96 and the Helio G88. Early last month, Hong Kong-based smartphone OEM Infinix teased that it would soon launch the first phone featuring the new Helio G96 chipset. While the company is yet to unveil the device, we've obtained exclusive images of...

Apple Music is adding classical music content from Primephonic

Apple has acquired Primephonic, a classical music streaming service, and the company plans to integrate the app's functionality and playlists into Apple Music. A release shared by Apple reveals that Apple Music subscribers will soon be able to enjoy a significantly improved classical music experience. The company also plans to add better browsing and search...

Bose’s new QuietComfort 45 headphones offer better ANC capabilities and a 24-hour battery life

In July this year, we first got wind of Bose's new noise-canceling headphones -- the Bose QuietComfort 45. An FCC certification listing of the headphones gave us a good look at their design and highlighted some features. Earlier this month, we spotted the headphones in another leak, which revealed more details about its features and...

One UI 3.1.1 update brings new features to older Samsung foldables

Samsung's latest foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, launched with One UI 3.1.1. The software release packed several new features to enhance the foldable experience, including multi-active window and natural window switching support, a pinned Taskbar, the ability to customize app aspect ratio, and more. Samsung is now rolling out...