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Apple rewards ethical hacker 75,000 for discovering major flaws with Safari

Finding flaws in upcoming devices or software always comes with some kind of rewards. As such, a hacker who discovered a number of security flaws in Safari was rewarded handsomely for his work. These flaws ould have led to the iPhone camera actually being hacked. Once the flaws were discovered, Apple reward the hacker, Ryan Pickren about $75,000 (Rs 57.3 lakh approx) for figuring out the security flaws. As reported by Forbes, Ryan Pickern is an ethical hacker who broke down Safariand actually di

5 Apr 2020 4:09 pm
Redmi Band with heart rate tracking, colour display launched in China

Xiaomi has unveiled a new wearable under its Redmi brand. Called the Redmi Band, the device is currently priced at CNY 95 (approximately Rs 1,000), but that is only an introductory price and will change to CNY 99. The Redmi Band packs a relatively large 1.08-inch colour OLED display, which is larger than the 0.95-inch display found on the Mi Band 4. Further, the new band does not come with a charging cradle. It uses a standard USB Type-A port to charge. This a system similar to the one used byot

5 Apr 2020 4:00 pm
Coronavirus effect: Google Maps now shows you Takeout and Delivery options near your location

As the country is turned inside out because of the Coronavirus pandemic, its clear that life has been affected by the spread of the disease. With the 21-day lockdown entering its final week, most people are still stuck at home without any real access to food or essential services. As we previously reported, companies like Reliance andUber have extended a helping hand to people who are in need. There are even websites that will tell you which grocery store is open nearby. Well, you can now count

5 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
Black Widow gets new release date, Artemis Fowl to come straight to Disney+

The Coronavirus outbreak around the world has thrown practically every industry and the movie industry is no different. With theatres across the world being shuttered, some studios who had films on the brink of releasing, had to push them to an online release. Disney has a number of movies that were to be released this year and there was a lot of uncertainty around that too. Finally, the studio has announced that Artemis Fowl, one of the films to be released this year, will be going straight to

4 Apr 2020 6:01 pm
Coronavirus lockdown: Heres a website to see the nearest open grocery or medical stores

India is under a 21-day lockdown to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus. The lockdown enforces all stores and markets to remain closed with only the essentials to be made available. Naturally, people have had difficulty procuring daily essentials like groceries, vegetables and more. To help ease the pain, Quikr has launched an website called Still Open that shows users the nearest shop thats open. Here's the link to the website. Not only that, Still Open also shows the nearest medical

4 Apr 2020 4:00 pm
OnePlus 8 display breaks 13 records on DisplayMate, CEO Pete Lau hints at price

Despite a globally declared lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus, OnePlus is pushing ahead with the launch of the OnePlus 8 series on April 14. It will be streamed live to screens directly and to build hype for the upcoming devices, OnePlus is teasing the hardware bit by bit. CEO Pete Lau wrote a post detailing the internals of the OnePlus 8 phones that includes the latest RAM and storage modules and the Snapdragon 865. Now, a new release sent out by the company claims the OnePlus 8s dis

4 Apr 2020 4:00 pm
Fitbit Charge 4 with built-in GPS launched in India, prices start at Rs 14,999

Fitbit has announced the latest version of its popular Charge series of fitness trackers. Called Charge 4, the new tracker offers a bunch of new features such as built-in GPS as well as access to Spotify. The new wearable is priced at Rs 14,999 for the standard version of the wearable, while the Special Edition version of the tracker is priced at Rs 16,999. The fitness tracker will be available worldwide from April 2020 onwards. The Fitbit Charge 4 is said to offer a battery life of up to seven

4 Apr 2020 12:00 am
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 and Mi Band 3 can now unlock your Windows 10 laptop

Xiaomi is releasing a new software update for its popular fitness trackers the Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 4. While this may be their first software update in a long time, it brings some very exciting functionality. Users of the bands in India will be able to unlock their Windows 10 based laptops using the bands, without having to use any third-party app or tweaks. In order to get the new firmware, you will first need to update the Mi Fit app, which will then automatically download the firmware and up

3 Apr 2020 10:01 pm
Apple AirTag leaked in comapnys own video

Rumours that Apple has been working on a Bluetooth based tracker have been around for some months now. It was originally rumoured that Apple would announce the device alongside the iPhone 11 series of smartphones, but that launch came and went, with no mention of the said rumoured tracker. Thanks to a new support video shred by Apple themselves, the AirTags are all but confirmed. Apple apparently uploaded a support video to their support YouTube channel on how to erase your iPhone, and in the se

3 Apr 2020 10:01 pm
Disney+ Hotstar officially launches in India: Here is everything you need to know

Fans of Disney now have a place for all Disney shows and movies. Disney+ launched in India today April 3 through Hotstar. Dubbed Disney+ Hotstar the service went live in November last year and has now made its way to our shores. As previously reported, the service was originally set to launch on March 29 but has not officially hit the market on April 3. So, weve decided to compile a list of everything that you need to know about Disney+ Hotstar. What are the available plans? The two available pl

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
Facebook Messenger app launched for Mac and Windows

The Facebook messaging app for Windows and Mac is finally here. You can download it from the Microsoft Store or the Mac App store depending on the system you are using. Just like the app on the smartphone, users can not only chat with their friends via the desktop client but also make video calls and group video calls as well, the app brings with it a dark mode as well. The app has been optimized to take advantage of the big screen on your laptop or desktop. One thing to note is that video calli

3 Apr 2020 8:01 pm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ CPU configuration and clock speeds leaked

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ came as a surprise last year. After powering flagships with the regular Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm thought it would be prudent to ship a new SoC with an overclocked GPU aimed specifically at gamers. It doesnt seem to be a one-off thing now as a Snapdragon 865+ is also reportedly in the works. According to a tweet by Max Weinbach from XDA Developers, the Snapdragon 865+ will continue with the 1+3+4 CPU arrangement like before. Only this time, the prime core will be cloc

3 Apr 2020 6:39 pm
All laptop related queries here!!!

Hello forum users, I've seen lots of threads and posts where users keep asking for Laptops and quotes according to their specifications and requirements.... So , For better and centralised way of finding the right information , Which can include a new Laptop , Mobile Processors , Prices , or Mobile Graphics GPU's , this thread can serve your purpose . Happy Posting People ! --------------------------------------------- All the general laptop queries can be continued to be posted... All laptop re

3 Apr 2020 5:17 pm
Xiaomi working on a 144MP camera smartphone, likely to be called Mi 10S Pro or Mi CC10 Pro: Report

Xiaomi has a penchant of being the first with new camera hardware. It was among the first to launch a 48MP phone (the Redmi Note 7 Pro) followed by a 64MP smartphones (the Redmi Note 8 Pro) and even a 108MP smartphone (Mi CC9 Pro). Now, a leak claims the Chinese smartphone giant will also be the first to launch a 144MP smartphone. High-res camera sensors have now been there for a while and if you recall a conversation we had with Qualcomms Judd Heape, they are only going to get larger with manuf

3 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
Coronavirus effect: The Last of US Part 2 has been delayed indefinitely

One of the most anticipated games of 2020 has been delayed yet again. PlayStation Exclusive, The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed indefinitely. The game was set to launch on May 29. This isn't the first time the game has been delayed. The original release date of the game was February 21 but the game was delayed to May 29th as the developers wanted to give players a polished experience. This time, however, the game isn't delayed due to technical reasons or because it needs more bug fixing. It

3 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
Snapdragon 865+ CPU configuration and clock speeds leaked

The Snapdragon 855+ came as a surprise last year. After powering flagships with the regular Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm thought it would be prudent to ship a new SoC with an overclocked GPU aimed specifically at gamers. It doesnt seem to be a one-off thing now as a Snapdragon 865+ is also reportedly in the works. According to a tweet by Max Weinbach from XDA Developers, the Snapdragon 865+ will continue with the 1+3+4 CPU arrangement like before. Only this time, the prime core will be clocked as hi

3 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
PUBG Mobiles 2gether We Look Back community contest gives players the chance to win 6000 UC

While its second-anniversary celebrations may be coming to a close, PUBG Mobile has got one last event up its sleeve. The developers behind the popular mobile game have just announced a new 2gether We Look Back community contest that gives selected participants the opportunity to win 6000 UC. The contest will go on till April 16. In order to participate in the contest, players will have to find the oldest screenshot that they have of the game. They then have to post on their social media account

3 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
Amazon Project Tempo will compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud in the game streaming business

Amazon is already in the game streaming business with Twitch. Twitch is the world's largest game streaming platform where gamers live stream their gameplay to the rest of the world. But it looks like Amazon is getting into the other side of game streaming - letting users stream and play games, much like Google Stadia. According to the New York Times, Amazon is investing hundreds of millions of dollars into becoming a leading creator and distributor of video games. Codenamed Project Tempo, the se

3 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
Google Duo uses machine learning algorithms to improve call quality

Google Duo has steadily been rising in popularity since its release. And, Google has not stopped updating and improving the app either. The company has been rolling out a steady flow of updates and features over the years. The newest and most interesting feature about the app is how Google uses machine learning algorithms to deal with the loss of packet data. Which is essentially when data is lost as it travels across the length and breadth of the internet. The technology is actually called Wave

3 Apr 2020 12:00 pm
Google Doodle on coronavirus wants you to stay home, save lives

Fridays Google Doodle is all about how you can help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. With an animated illustration, Google is encouraging users to follow the WHO guidelines in preventing COVID-19. The doodle for the day is an animated series of letters that make up the word Google, as characters, and shows every alphabet engaged in some activity. One is reading a book while another is working out. One is playing the guitar whereas another is catching up with friends over the

3 Apr 2020 12:00 pm
Read the digital version of April 2020 Digit, FastTrack, SKOAR and dmystify today

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has ceased life to exist the way we know it. Most of you reading this are under lockdown. Self-isolation really is the only way to flatten the curve. The Digit editorial team too has been working out of our respective homes, and with the press closed, this is the fruit of our labour. Presented in an all new digital format right on Digit Geek. The cover story of the month is about surviving the lockdown, the geeks way. Life may look to have come to a standstill but th

3 Apr 2020 12:00 pm
Huawei P40 Pro is the worlds best smartphone camera according to DxOMark

DxOMark has put the Huawei P40 Pro through its test labs and the phone has received an overall score of 128, the highest for a smartphone camera yet. This has been a trend for quite some time with Huawei smartphones, and while we did expect the P40 Pro to have an excellent camera stack, the impressive score does paint a very optimistic picture. The final score of 128 is a combination of Photo and Video scores. The P40 Pro scores 140 and for video, it scores 128. Both the scores are the highest f

2 Apr 2020 10:00 pm
Asus announces Strix Scar and Stric G series refresh

Asus has been making big announcements all around, given that both Intel and Nvidia introduced new gaming-specific hardware as well. After introducing the new Zephyrus lineup, Asus gas also announced major upgrades to its Strix series. For starters, Asus has confirmed that they are dropping the Strix Hero lineup entirely, now leaving us with the Strix Scar and Strix G series of laptops. In India, Asus positions the Strix G series as entry-level ROG gaming machines whereas the Scar series is the

2 Apr 2020 8:01 pm
New laptop for personal use/study/work

1) What is your budget? (INR or USD) 30000 INR 2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer? Thin and Light; 14" screen Backlit (Preferable) 3) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook? Heavy Excel files, online classes, 10 tabs open in chrome 5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ? Anything new so i won't have to purchase another laptop in next 2-3 years 4) Are... New laptop for personal use/study/work

2 Apr 2020 7:03 pm
Googles local community app Neighbourly is shutting down on May 12

Google may be one of the worlds largest tech companies but that doesn't mean that every product or service it released has been a success. From social networking platform Google Plus to the Daydream VR headset and even the Allo app, Google has a long list of products and services it has discontinued. Google even discontinued devices like the Nexus Player, Nexus phones and Nexus Tablets. Today, another service is entering its final days before shutting down. Googles local community app - Neighbou

2 Apr 2020 6:00 pm
Coronavirus effect: Tata Sky launches emergency credit facility to encourage people to stay home

After a notification from TRAI asking telecom operators to help customers tide over the lockdown with minimal hassle, DTH players like Tata Sky have come up with special offers toencourage people to stay home. Tata Sky announced it is now offering emergency credit facility for free to its customers. The company has also made ten of its interactive content services free for subscribers. What is Tata Skys emergency credit facility The emergency credit facility is for those who are unable to rechar

2 Apr 2020 6:00 pm
The Lion King and The Mandalorian set to premier tonight April 2 on Disney+ Hotstar

As we previously reported, Disney+ Hotstar will be going live at midnight, April 3. The service was originally set to launch on March 29 but has been pushed back to April 3. The company has since confirmed that the service will go live on April 3. The service should be including more content from the house of Disney. Now that weve all been caught up, lets take a look at what we can expect from Disney+Hotstar in the coming days. The company has confirmed in a tweet that The Lion King will be prem

2 Apr 2020 6:00 pm
Call of Duty: Mobile: Everything new in Season 5 Steel Legion update

Call of Duty: Mobile is has been updated to Season 5 and with it comes a whole slew of new features, upgrades and a new Battle Pass. Called Steel Legion, the season should already be available for gamers. Heres a quick look at all that is new. New weapon As part of the Steel Legion season, players can earn a new weapon called the GKS. The new weapon was first seen in CoD: Black Ops 4. This is a submachine gun with greater range and damage as compared to most SMGs. As such, it can be thought of a

2 Apr 2020 6:00 pm
Asus announces new ROG Zephyrus gaming laptops with 10th-gen Intel CPUs

In the wake of Intels announcement of their 10th generation H-series processors and Nvidia also announcing new GPUs for laptops, news of new machines have started to pour in. Asus today has announced several new laptops in their Zephyrus lineup of gaming laptops, with one of them being particularly interesting. Lets take a look at whats on offer now. Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 The Zephyrus lineup of gaming laptops from Asus have always been about combining powerful components with an ultra-compact fo

2 Apr 2020 4:02 pm
BSNL launches Rs 693 and Rs 1,212 prepaid plans with up to 500GB Data and 365 days validity

If you are a BSNL user, then there is good news for you, based on where you are. The telecom operator has announced two data-only plans priced at Rs Rs 693 and Rs 1,212 and validity of 365 days. With these recharges, users don't get SMS or voice calls, so you will have to recharge separately for those. The two plans - Rs 693 and Rs 1,212 bring with them 300GB and 500GB data respectively. There is no daily usage limit and the users can consume data as and when they like within the validity period

2 Apr 2020 2:10 pm
JK Rowling launches Harry Potter at Home hub to help cast a spell on boredom

For all you Harry Potter fans at home, weve got some good news for you. J.K Rowling has just launched Harry Potter at Home which is a digital hub for all things Harry Potter. According to a report from Variety, the hub includes various puzzles and videos which have been contributed by publishers like Bloomsbury and Scholastic. You also get a free audiobook of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone that you can listen to on Audible without a subscription. The tagline for the hub is Were casting

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
Sony launches WF-XB700 true wireless earbuds and WH-CH710N noise cancelling headphones: Price, features and more

Sony has announced two new headphones - one is a pair of truly wireless earbuds and the other, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Kicking things off with the truly wireless earbuds - the Sony WF-XB700 have an in-ear design and are a part of Sonys Extra Bass series of audio products. They are sweat-resistant designs with an IPX4 rating. They, however, do not have a fin to help hold them securely in one's ears. How well they fit is something we will know when we get our hands on it. The Sony W

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
Nvidia RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super coming to laptops, but thats not all

Nvidia, today, has made a number of announcements that are bound to make gamers look forward to the lifting of this lockdown. Todays announcements have three main components; two new GPUs for laptops, improvements to the Max-Q technologies and a price reduction on the RTX 2060 laptops. Laptops go Super Nvidia has today announced that some of their Super series of GPUs will now be available on the mobile platform as well. Gamers will be able to pick up laptops with either an RTX 2070 Super or an

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
YouTube Shorts will be a rival to TikTok: Report

Ever since TikTok rose to stardom, video viewership has somewhat migrated over to the short-video format from YouTube, and now according to a report by The Information, YouTube is working on its own TikTok rival. Reportedly called Shorts, it will live inside the YouTube and will be a hub of short videos posted by users. The company hopes it will be able to entice users to make videos on its platform through its vast collection of licensed music as backing tracks for these videos. Short-format vi

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
Huawei wants Google to publish its apps on its AppGallery

Its been a year since Huawei has been banned from doing business with American companies, which also includes Google. As a result, Huawei is not allowed to use Google services for its Android smartphones, something thats very essential for Android devices to work outside China, especially Google apps. Google has also pressed for an exception repeatedly from the US government, just like Microsoft has received for allowing the Chinese tech giant to use Windows OS in its notebooks. But for now, Hua

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
MyGov Corona Helpdesk WhatsApp chatbot gets 17 crore users within 10 days of launch: Report

The government launched a new WhatsApp chatbot called the MyGov Corona Helpdesk back on March 20, and it seems like it has become quite popular. According to a report by Gadgets360, the chatbot has 1.7 crore users in 10 days of launch. The chatbot is made to offer credible information about the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The report notes that the chatbot was initially available only in English, but it soon added support for Hindi. It further adds that the government also recently expanded coronavirus

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
Intel unveils 10th Gen Comet Lake-H mobile processors with up to 8 cores clocked at 53 GHz Boost

Intel has announced their new 10th Gen Intel Core CPU line-up codenamed, Comet Lake-H. The CPUs announced today are all incremental upgrades to their existing 9th Gen Coffee Lake-R (Coffee Lake-Refresh) CPUs that were announced around the same time last year. The underlying microarchitecture is still Skylake but it now uses the latest iteration of Intels 14nm process node. Todays announcement includes six processors in total, all of whom have a nominal TDP of 45W and feature Hyper-Threading. Oth

2 Apr 2020 2:01 pm
Learn photography with me

LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH ME ​ I have been thinking of learning photography for a very long time (as a hobby The goal is to learn to take (actually make) good photographs. And I think this is the right time to start, so I am here taking the very first step in learning photography. I believe sharing my view and discussing about the same would make this journey enjoyable and useful. I invite anyone who wants to learn photography with me and to offer any... Learn photography with me

2 Apr 2020 10:56 am