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]

MIUI 9.4.16 adds a floating calculator on most Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi's MIUI undergoes constant and rigorous development which is independent of the evolution of Android. Besides major changes like the two-column Recents menu or the slowly-sprouting Digital Wellbeing clone, the Chinese smartphone giant also makes smaller yet meaningful changes. Now, with the latest MIUI closed beta, Xiaomi is testing another useful addition to a rather...

Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts without their consent, left millions of Instagram users’ passwords unsecured

Ever since the world's biggest social media company, Facebook, had its reputation blown up by the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal, it has been promising to avoid similar incidences. While on one hand, it has improved efforts to ensure more transparency to users, the company has not had much success in ensuring basic security for...

Redmi Note 7 Pro’s latest update brings a bunch of camera improvements

Redmi Note 7 Pro offers the best bang for your buck among the budget segment smartphones available in India. One of the most alluring highlights of the smartphone is its 48MP camera, which managed to take some really impressive images during our review. However, there have been some caveats in the Camera app as well...

Samsung separates Bright Night into its own mode in the Galaxy S10’s latest update

The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S10 devices utilize one of the widest apertures (for the primary camera) in the flagship segment, and this is especially beneficial for low-light photography. Despite this, users have had to settle without a dedicated night mode and rely on the "Bright Night" feature which would automatically switch on upon...

The Motorola Moto G7 Plus may launch on T-Mobile in the US

Motorola may have been crushed by the strong forces of Chinese brands in the East but it still serves as a reasonable option in markets like LATAM and the U.S. This is primarily because it is among the most reliable names, especially in the budget segment. One of three new models of Moto G7 series...

Disney+ content will be available in India via Hotstar Premium at no extra cost

Last week, Disney announced its own ad-free streaming service, Disney+ to offer its shows and movies to consumers directly without depending on any other party in the middle. The service will primarily compete with Netflix with its $7 monthly pricing in the U.S. when it goes live later this year. Apart from Disney movies -...

Sensory’s TrulyNatural is an SDK for on-device natural language processing

Voice is poised to be the next big medium of interaction with a host of smart devices and appliances. Realizing this potential, internet majors like Amazon and Google have already pioneered voice interactions, occupying almost 97% of the smart speaker market, while Facebook recently publicized its plans to introduce its own voice assistant soon. But...

Facebook is making a voice assistant to compete with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Facebook might be in between a tricky situation for handling users' data poorly but that is not stopping the social media giant from pondering over new ways to learn more about its users and their preferences. Furthering its plans to create a holistic virtual and/or augmented reality ecosystem, Facebook is now working on a voice-based...

Samsung has sold 2 million units of the Galaxy A10, A30, and A50 over 40 days in India

Earlier this month, Samsung announced a whole new persona for its Galaxy A series while fusing the J series into it. The new Galaxy A series encompasses over a much wider range in terms of pricing and specifications and even before this announcement, Samsung started announcing new smartphones to match this new philosophy. The revamped...

OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi were the fastest growing brands in the premium market in 2018

Despite a worldwide slump in the shipment of smartphones, the premium segment registered an 18% growth in the last year. While Apple and Samsung continued to hold the top two positions, this growth was primarily driven by the surge of Chinese brands such as OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi which were among the fastest growing brands...

Xiaomi adds a Digital Wellbeing-like service and Wi-Fi Probe Protection in the latest MIUI betas

Xiaomi adds the latest features to its custom Android skin - MIUI - even without upgrading devices to the newest version of Android. This allows Xiaomi to alleviate the interface and the user's experience without having to necessarily ramp up the Android version. For instance, there is only a marginal difference between MIUI 10 builds...

[Update: Stable rolling out] EMUI 9 beta testing begins for the Honor 8 Pro

Huawei, as well as its sub-brand Honor, used to not have a good track record when it came to releasing timely software updates for their older smartphones. However, things seem to be picking up pace with the Android Pie-based EMUI 9 releases, and now Honor is inviting users to preview the software on one of their older...