JioTV, Reliance Jio’s live streaming service, now has a web version. Along with JioCinema, it is Jio’s second service available through a web browser. It contains all TV channel categories, such as entertainment, sports, and news. You can filter HD channels from standard definition and even in your language of choice. To use JioTV or JioCinema on the web, you must log in to the respective websites with a valid Jio ID and password. Unlike the app versions, you do not need to be on a mobile Jio network to access the web version. This move is expected to pave the way for Jio users to watch their favorite channels even when connected to Wi-Fi or other mobile networks.
In other Reliance Jio news, the MyJio app for Android has received an update with HelloJio. It is a new voice assistant from Reliance Jio that can be accessed in the top right corner of the app. It can be used in English and Hindi, and although the details are not mentioned in the app’s change log on Google Play, you can use it to pay bills, play music and make calls. There is no hands-free support yet, and you can ask questions like “What is Dhan Dhana Dhan’s offer” to get answers regarding Jio’s pricing plans. The HelloJio voice assistant can set alarms with the voice command – “set the alarm” [followed by the time you wish to set]†
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Other Discounted Mobile Phones At No.1 Mi Fan Sale The No. 1 Mi Fan Sale is Xiaomi’s Christmas and New Year’s. It will start on Wednesday, December 20, at noon IST and last until Thursday, December 21. As part of the Xiaomi sale, the Mi MIX 2 is available for Rs. 32,999 on Wednesday, down from Rs. 35,999, while the Mi Max 2 will be available for Rs. 12,999, down from Rs. 14,999. On Wednesday, accessories like the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i will be available for Rs. 1,499, down from Rs. 1999, while the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i will be available for Rs. 799, down from Rs. 1,199. See the full list of deals, including the Re. 1 flash sale and timing.
The iThe aftermath of Reliance Jio has forced other telcos to launch more competitive offerings. The idea, Airtel and Vodafone unveil new prepaid plans and features. The latest from Idea is called Validity Accumulation. With this, prepaid subscribers can now pay for a longer-term package and activate it later. It is similar to Reliance Jio’s My Vouchers feature.
In addition, Airtel unveiled a new data package for prepaid users. It offers 1 GB of 3G/4G data with a one-day validity for Rs. 49. This offer is valid on selected mobile numbers and circles in India. It is one of the few that gives 1GB of data under Rs. 50. Right now; Reliance Jio is offering 1 GB for Rs. 52 with free voice calls and messages and a validity of 7 days.
In addition, Vodafone prepaid users in select circles, including Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bihar & Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh have launched two new Super Plans – Rs. 409 and Rs. 459 – to choose from. These offer unlimited voice calls (local, STD, and roaming), 100 texts per day, and unlimited 2G data. The difference between the two packages is that the Rs. 409 subscription is valid for 70 days, while the Rs. 459 subscription validates for 84 days. The circles where the two packages are available currently do not have Vodafone 3G coverage.
iPhone prices in India have risen slightly after import tax hikes. Apple India on Monday updated prices for almost the entire iPhone range, a few days after the government announced its decision to increase import taxes on mobile phones, video cameras, and televisions. On Friday, the government said mobile phone imports will now be taxed at 15 percent instead of 10 percent, an increase of 5 percentage points. On Monday, Apple increased the prices of iPhone India by an average of about 3.5 percent. iPhone SE is assembled in India and is the only model whose price remains unchanged.
OnePlus 5 Gets Android Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 2OnePlus 5 Gets OxygenOS Open Beta 2, based on Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. It has fixes for various widget and shortcut issues and improvements to the camera UI. The pre-installed file manager app has also added the f4v format for videos, and there are speed improvements when deleting large files. The company also claims to have added system-level improvements to reading mode, vibration, and Bluetooth audio. The new Open Beta update also fixes bugs in Parallel apps and fixes a restart issue using the Picture-in-Picture method. In addition, OnePlus has updated the Android security patch for November and includes general bug fixes and stability improvements.
You can install the Open Beta 2 OxygenOS on your OnePlus 5 by flashing the new build on the smartphone. The official OnePlus flash guide is available with instructions on how to get the latest beta version, and you can download the ROM from the OnePlus site for flashing. Users are advised to back up their data as all saved data will be lost during flashing.
Micromax Bolt Q3001 with 4GB RAM goes official. The next smartphone from Micromax is the Bolt Q3001. It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone based on Android Marshmallow. There is a 4-inch TFT display, 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC773 quad-core processor, 4GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. There is 32 GB of built-in storage and microSD support for 32 GB. Micromax has informed Gadgets 360 that the smartphone will not be released in the Indian market and is intended for the international market. But with India-focused apps preloaded like Askme, Chaatz, Clean Master, Dr. Safety, Hotstar, Housing, News Hunt, Paytm, Quickr, Snapdeal, and Reverie, we won’t be surprised to see a launch in India in the coming days. †
Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition, a Red Color variant launched in India Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available soon in red. The Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition Red will go on sale in limited quantities on Flipkart and Mi.com from December 20. All Mi Home stores, Mi Preferred Partner stores, and store partner stores will also sell it. Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition Red variant price in India is Rs. 13,999. It has a vibrant shade of red next to discreet dividers. Aside from the new paint job, the variant has identical hardware to the original Mi A1 launched in India in September. The dual-SIM Mi A1 Special Edition Red runs the Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with standard UI and has a 5.5-inch IPS display with Full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon powers the handset 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Uber’s allegedly shady tactics are detailed in a newly unveiled letter from an ex-employee. A former Uber security specialist accused the company of sending a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and using shady tactics to drive competition on the ride to thwart the hailing market. Those tactics reportedly include impersonating other people, illegally recording conversations, and hacking into computers. Ann inflammatory letter that was unsealed Friday by a federal judge.
Former Uber executive Richard Jacobs, fired earlier this year, made the explosive claims in a 37-page letter seeking a major reward for his forced exit from the company. The letter, written by a lawyer on behalf of Jacobs, has already reshaped a high-profile lawsuit in which Uber is going up against Waymo. This Google spin-off accuses its rival of stealing its self-driving car technology.
Microsoft Store will not get iTunes this year, disappointing Windows 10 S users iTunes will not come to the Microsoft Store this year. Much to the dismay of Windows 10 S users, Apple’s music app skips Microsoft’s digital storefront. An exact reason for the delay has not yet been given. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the delay in adding iTunes to the Microsoft Store, which was transformed from the Windows Store in October. “We’ve been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers, and we need a little more time to get it right,” the spokesperson said in a statement to ZDNet.
So far, the Microsoft Store is the only option for downloading third-party apps on Windows 10 S – a modified version of Windows 10 released earlier this year. This, therefore, brings great disappointment to Windows 10 S users as they cannot yet experience Apple Music and iTunes Store. ‘regular’ Windows 10 users can get Apple services by downloading the latest iTunes version.
Support for Google Project Tango will end next year, followed by ARCoreGoogle will close Project Tango, the company’s augmented reality platform. A tweet from Project Tango’s official Twitter account announced that support for Project Tango will be “rejected” from March 1, 2018, and that Google is continuing its augmented reality efforts with ARCore. The news comes more than three years after Project Tango was first introduced in 2014.
Pixel 2 XL was affected by slow fingerprint unlock after the Android 8.1 Oreo update. The problems with the Pixel 2 XL will not end anytime soon. Pixel 2 XL owners have reported slower fingerprint to unlock times on their devices after the Android 8.1 Oreo update. Those affected claim that Pixel 2 XL units on Android 8.1 took a second to unlock the device. “My Pixel 2 XL’s screen takes a good second to turn on. This just started after doing the update,” one user posted on Google forums.
Additionally, this issue has been reported on Reddit. A video has surfaced on YouTube that replicated it live with a nearly three-second delay when unlocking a Pixel 2 XL unit. However, we could not reproduce the problem on a Pixel 2 XL unit.