Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
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Tushar's love for tinkering with different forms of consumer tech brings him to this front. Besides technology, he likes to keep a tab on the political climate and trade bouts that make things expensive, and in turn, peeve him. Email him at [email protected]

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 private DNS app is getting a free VPN

Web security company, Cloudflare turned its focus towards the public with the announcement of its DNS resolver service, 1.1.1.1, to users worldwide on April 1st (4.1), last year. Then on November 11th (11.11), it launched an app on Android and iOS so that users don't have to manually configure their DNS settings on their smartphones....

New CAD renders allegedly show Motorola’s first smartphone with triple rear cameras

Lenovo-owned Motorola has been pegging its hope on mid-range devices to bounce back from troubling times. Once a brand to reckon with, Motorola is no longer counted among the leading smartphone brands, especially in the world's biggest markets such as China and India. Despite that, it has been aggressive in its approach and recently launched...

Samsung Galaxy S10 will get monthly updates while the Galaxy S7 now gets quarterly updates

Seven years after it overtook Nokia, Samsung still retains its lead as the world's largest smartphone OEM. Despite always being a hardware stalwart, Samsung took longer than expected to bring its software experience on par with others, but this situation is improving slowly. A bunch of Samsung smartphones - including Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 8,...

JioSaavn, Gaana cut annual subscription rates by 70% to counter Spotify, YouTube Music in India

Spotify's launch in India set the gears of the country's music streaming industry into motion, inspiring YouTube to launch YouTube Music in the country. But Reliance Jio, which had disrupted the domestic telecom market and led to an onset of super affordable 4G and VoLTE services in India, is looking to mobilize music streaming in...

The 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 launches in South Korea this week

Samsung has taken a lead over other smartphone manufacturers and launched the first commercial 5G smartphone. In a press note, the Korean giant confirmed earlier reports of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launching this month and announced that the smartphone will be available in South Korea starting this Friday i.e April 5. The 5G variant...

Huawei P30 Pro’s first update lets third-party notifications show when the screen is off

Huawei just updates its photography-centric P-series with the new Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. While the two devices will be available for pre-order starting April 5, the P30 Pro has already received its first update. The update optimizes the performance of the cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, audio output, and much more. At almost 400MB, the...

WhatsApp beta 2.19.86 adds the ability to listen to consecutive voice messages, labels ‘frequently forwarded’ messages

WhatsApp is invincible when it comes to the vastness of its userbase. It clocked 1.5 billion monthly users last year and recently became the most popular app from Facebook Inc., overtaking the Facebook app itself. While WhatsApp initially began with the objective of instant messaging, voice has become an inseparable element in the app. The...

MIUI 11 will introduce new icons, ultra power saving mode, and more

Xiaomi's MIUI may not offer the most appealing user experience for users outside of China but the company is slowly optimizing it. After MIUI 10, which was aimed at optimizing full-screen usage and improving the camera performance, Xiaomi is working on MIUI 11 for a more uniformly applied design language, new icons styles and shapes, ...

Twitter for mobile is getting a true black night mode

Twitter is imperfect in a lot of ways and CEO Jack Dorsey accepts the platform's and his own inadequacies. The executive has been making several promises to fix many feature broken features on Twitter - other than the lack of an edit button. For starters, Twitter is fixing the Night Mode which has always felt...

OPPO Reno leaked video and render reveal peculiar swivel pop-up camera

The idea of a wide notch atop a smartphone display does not seem to resonate with a lot of users. While the launch of iPhone X did mobilize the trend, we witnessed its peaking followed by a crash in the last year, with smaller water drop notches replacing bigger ones. No doubt, the notch is...

The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core may be Samsung’s next Android Go budget smartphone

Samsung has been reassessing its strategy for the budget segment in emerging smartphone markets like India and in line with this vision, it recently launched the all-new Galaxy M-series in India to compete directly against the likes of Xiaomi. Now, information shared by SlashLeaks hints that Samsung could be working on a much more affordable...

Samsung Galaxy Note FE’s One UI ROM gets ported to the Exynos Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Samsung has been more generous with One UI update based on Android 9 Pie compared to previous updates. Aside from last year's flagships such as Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, older devices such as the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 8, and even the Note FE have received the latest update. 23...