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]

Facebook stored millions of passwords in plain text but says nobody abused them

Facebook's mishandling of users' data earned it criticism last year as the revelations about the Cambridge Analytica scandal were served out in the open. The company was condemned for letting a host of apps harvest users' data without their consent. Besides this harvesting of data which was abused for profiling the preferences of millions of...

Google Lens integration is coming to the MIUI camera app for the POCO F1, Redmi Note 7, and Redmi Y2

Seeing is believing, and this is not limited to living being with the wealth of vision. Algorithms meant to ape the human mind, including Google's, are getting increasingly better at identifying objects from images. Google Lens, a convenient tool which allows you to search and copy text from images, find products to buy, identify flora...

OnePlus 3/3T owners can apply for closed beta tests of the OxygenOS 9 update based on Android Pie

OnePlus ended the last year with a surprise for the OnePlus 5 & 5T users by dishing out the stable Android 9 Pie update for the two smartphones. The sweet treat during the holidays must have come as a rejoice to those who live by the tenet of "Never Settle." But the update is not...

The Huawei Mate X foldable phone is coming to India this year

Smartphone screens are getting bigger beyond imagination and with this, the idea of foldable smartphones is really echoing with select smartphone makers. Big names like Samsung and Huawei are rushing in to grab the world's attention with their foldable smartphones while Motorola is preparing to revive the clamshell magic with a reinvented Moto RAZR. But...

Xiaomi Mi A1 gets support for LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie

LineageOS, which has evolved out of CyanogenMod, is among the most prominent custom ROMs. It was recently incremented to Android 9 Pie and at that time, supported a long list of smartphones from a host of manufacturers like Google, OnePlus, Huawei, Motorola, Samsung, Xiaomi etc. Developers are working tirelessly to bring official LineageOS 16 support...

The Black Shark 2 is a ludicrous gaming smartphone

The smartphone gaming fad is becoming massively popular and receiving a lot of attention from smartphone manufacturers. Early birds in the segment include Asus' ROG which is a big name in the PC gaming community, ZTE's Nubia, and Xiaomi-backed Black Shark. Xiaomi recently launched the much-improved Black Shark 2, powered by Snapdragon 855, effectively making...

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Honor View 20: Is it worth spending ₹30,000 more?

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Honor View 20 are far apart on the price chart. In India, the base variants of the two smartphones differ by almost ₹30,000 ($430) in spite of being flagships in their own ways. Both - the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Honor View 20 - feature the latest and the best...

Samsung Galaxy S10e and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 forums are now open

So far, 2019 has been pretty exciting for smartphone innovation. We've witnessed some really polarizing trends including Nokia 9 PureView's penta-cameras, Samsung Galaxy S10's gorgeous display with subtle punch-holes, and folding phones like Samsung Galaxy Fold. At the same time, smartphone gaming is also getting refined and devices like Xiaomi's latest Black Shark 2 beefed...

Xiaomi Launches Mi Pay in India, announces 7th manufacturing plant under “Make in India” to boost production by 50%

Redmi Go, launched in India today, is Xiaomi's most affordable smartphone yet. While its $65 price tag definitely stole the show, Xiaomi also made two major announcements at the event. India's leading smartphone company launched Mi Pay, a UPI-based payments app deeply integrated within MIUI and announced a new manufacturing unit under "Make in India"...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite’s stable Android Pie-based MIUI 10 Global update is rolling out

The list of Xiaomi devices which have received a stable Android Pie update is ever-growing. While the majority of these Pie updates are still exclusive to China, devices including the POCO F1 has received the update globally and it is now being followed by the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.After the beta tests for the Android...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus/LTE-A get LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie

Custom ROMs expand the horizon of Android customization and improve the longevity of older devices. While there are numerous Custom ROMs out there, LineageOS - which now carries the legacy of CyanogenMod - is still among the most preferred custom Android firmware. Freshly upgraded to Android Pie, the latest version of LineageOS is already available...

OPPO announces ColorOS 6, coming to the R17, R15, R11, and more

OPPO's smartphones offer some great hardware at compelling prices but its software experience has a great potential of breaking the deal for many users. Since its introduction, OPPO's custom Android skin aka ColorOS has peeved users with scattered information, lack of an app drawer, and an uncanny resemblance to iOS. But, the company now appears...