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Apple launches new smaller, cheaper iPhone

Apple has unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone, called iPhone SE, aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets. Touted as an upgrade for the older iPhone 5S model, the 16GB version of the smartphone will cost $399 while the 64GB is priced at $499. Faster and advanced The new phone, with Apple’s A9 chip, is much faster than Apple’s previous attempt at an entry-level phone, launched in 2013. Based on 64-bit A9 chip, it offers faster VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and run the latest iOS 9.3. It comes with a 12MP iSight camera with Focus Pixel, Retina Flash, Live Photos with support for 4K video recording. Apple is adding the 4-inch display to its lineup of smartphones after a gap of nearly two and a half years. It also runs Apple Pay and comes in the wildly popular rose gold colour. Affordable price The $399 starting price is well below the $649…

How to keep your gadgets and devices clean

In today’s homes there are a number of tech devices and gadgets, from earphones, tablets to smartphones. Despite looking at our smartphones 60 to 80 times a day, we don’t really think about how to keep it clean. Here are some Do’s and Dont’s provided by on how to keep the gadgets hygienic: 1. Earphones Why are they dirty? Wearing earphones or headphones can cause acne, breakouts and skin infections. This happens as the sweat and moisture collected around the earphones compresses the skin and encourages bacteria to multiply. Do: Use a cloth, dipped in soap water to wipe the earphones. Also a make-up removal tissue can work wonders If there are silicone detachables or if you need to deep clean the metal parts, you can also use a dry brush Don’t: Don’t share earbuds! According to a study, harmful bacteria can transfer quite easily from one’s ear to…

Why you should never put your phone number on Facebook

If you’ve ever put your mobile number on your Facebook profile – something FB is keen for you to do if you upload pictures from mobile – you should worry. The simple reason is that people can search for you using your number, as soon as you add it to your profile. Want to see it for yourself? Try entering any random phone number (with ISD code) on to the search bar in Facebook. If anyone has added that phone number to his Facebook account, you can easily see that person’s name, picture and location – regardless of their privacy settings. With 1.5 billion active users the chances of finding real persons from random numbers is very high. Unfortunately, most users are not even aware they are ‘sharing’ their personal details by adding phone numbers. The dangers of online data sharing The names, locations and personal photographs of millions of users could be harvested by hackers, allowing…

Easy Guide : How to use WhatsApp on your PC / Desktop

Good news for all WhatsApp users as WhatsApp has announced on Wednesday (21 Jan 2015) that the chat app is now available in your Web browser. The Web client is simply an extension of your phone: the Web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages are still live on your phone. However, at this point the application is not available on iPhone due to compatibility issues. Here is a simple step-by-step on how to connect WhatsApp to your Web browser : 1. Download latest version of WhatsApp on your phone You will have to update your existing WhatsApp (free), as this feature is not supported in old versions. 2. On your computer open in browser Update : 1 March 2015 : This feature is currently supported by Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers. 3. Open WhatsApp on phone and select ‘WhatsApp Web’ See below on how to access…

MS Office is now free for mobile devices

You can now use Word, Excel and Powerpoint for free Microsoft Office, long the standard-bearer of premium software, is now free on mobile devices – iPhone, iPad and Android, the company announced Thursday. Office users will now be able to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on iPhone, iPad and Android devices at no cost. Making full use of the apps previously required a subscription to Office 365, which starts at $70 per month. The move is a big shift for the software giant, which has continually charged for Office even as free productivity apps have proliferated in recent years. Office accounts for about a third of Microsoft’s annual revenue, according to the New York Times, so letting people access it for free is a big risk. However, the company will continue to charge for access to Office on laptops and desktops and will make some features on…