Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

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]

[Update: Global rollout] Amazon finally adds Profiles to Prime Video like Netflix

Almost the entire world is under lockdown and social distancing can make you anxious. We're fortunate to live in a time when digital entertainment is abundant and so easily accessible. Amazon Prime Video, one of the most popular sources of online cinema and long-form video content, is now adding the new Profiles feature which will...

[Update 6: Groups of 32 on Android] Group video calling in Google Duo goes live globally

Google was at the disadvantage of being late when it launched Allo and Duo to compete against the much older existing heavyweights. As a result, Google Allo, the online messaging service collapsed under the pressure of giants like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram, but Google Duo has sustained the pressure for delivering video calling as...

Xiaomi is testing a Google Camera-like astrophotography mode in the MIUI 12 camera app

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 adds many new flavors to the UX on Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones. Although the Android skin has already started rolling out to some devices globally, that doesn't prevent Xiaomi from experimenting with and constantly adding new features. When it comes to cameras, Xiaomi has already added a bunch of nifty features...

GeForce NOW is losing access to several popular games despite NVIDIA’s new opt-in policy

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW is one of the earliest cloud-based game streaming services allowing users to play demanding PC games on any device without a game-ready PC setup. The service left beta back in February 2020 and since then, NVIDIA has stayed true to its promise of adding new games to its catalog every week including...

Google has removed 25 apps from Play Store for phishing Facebook credentials

Android powers more than five times as many smartphones and tablets as iOS. As a result, the number of apps on the Google Play Store is considerably higher than Apple's App Store and that makes the app review process less rigorous for Android. Predictably, that allows many malicious apps to pass through the review process...

LG V60, LG V50S, and LG G8S bootloader unlocking support is now live

LG's bootloader unlocking policy isn't favorable to users interesting in modding or rooting their phones. The company selectively whitelists a handful of devices in certain regions, often leaving users at the mercy of temporary exploits such as in the case of the LG V50 ThinQ. Luckily, LG is now adding official support for bootloader unlocking...

OnePlus Nord, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, POCO M2 Pro, and ASUS ROG Phone 3 forums are open

The smartphone industry is gearing up for some exciting smartphone launches. Among these are OnePlus' return to the mid-range segment with the OnePlus Nord, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series, the ASUS ROG Phone 3, and POCO's next mid-ranger, the POCO M2 Pro. All of these devices other than the Galaxy Note 20 series are...

Motorola One Fusion, Realme X50 5G, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G forums are open

Motorola has been launching many budget and mid-range devices one after another over the last couple of year. This has helped the company gain on some of the years it lost by being sidetracked into experimental add-ons like Moto Mods. The latest model from the company is called One Fusion, and if the name sounds...

Realme C11, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite forums are open

A major part of the tech news is driven by good-looking, powerful, and resilient phones. But in reality, the entry-level smartphones meant to just accomplish basic tasks are what drive the sales for most smartphone brands. We recently saw the launch of three new entry-level smartphones from Xiaomi's Redmi and Realme as well as a...

[Update: 33W charging, side-mounted fingerprint scanner confirmed] POCO M2 Pro with quad cameras launches in India on July 7

Xiaomi's spin-off brand POCO that rose to stardom with the success of barebones flagship killer POCO F1 (review). The brand reemerged after an 18-month limbo with the POCO X2, which was exclusive to India. In our review, we it found to be "every bit better than the POCO F1". Although Fans in India have been...

Google is taking questions from developers for a Reddit AMA on Android 11

Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February this year. This is earlier than the usual release schedule for developer previews and this foresightedness was meant to ensure that developers get ample time to adapt new platform behaviors and APIs for their apps. Despite this, the release of the Android 11 beta...

Mi Control Center adds an iOS design flare to your Android’s Quick Settings panel

MIUI 12 is the latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android overlay for its smartphones. The updated software tenders several visual improvements to the interface. From a whole bunch of new animations to the iOS-inspired Control Center, MIUI 12 gets an entirely new persona. Xiaomi has already started rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for...