Author Archives: Loknath Das

Government Appoints Shaktikanta Das As RBI Governor: Here’s What Experts Say

Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as RBI’s new governor for a term of three years. Government named Shaktikanta Das, a seasoned financial bureaucrat, as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday, replacing Urjit Patel, whose abrupt resignation roiled financial markets. Das held key positions both under the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the previous Congress-led ... Read More »

Using your iPhone with Windows

We’re sure Apple wouldn’t mind if you bought a Mac, but did you know that using Apple’s iCloud will make life easier when using an iPhone and a Windows PC? Apple created an official utility – iCloud for Windows, which synchronizes information, photos, and files with your Windows PC. While this approach is seamless, it doesn’t provide access to all ... Read More »

Apple Music is now playing on Amazon Echo speakers with Alexa

At the end of November Amazon announced that Apple Music would soon be supported by its Echo smart speakers with the Alexa virtual assistant built-in. Today the integration has finally gone live, around two weeks after the initial reveal. The rollout has started in the US through the Alexa app on Android and iOS. Over there you can connect your ... Read More »

Cuba to roll out mobile internet for the first time

Justin Solomon | CNBC Young Cubans on mobile devices in Havana, Cuba. Cuba has announced that 3G internet access for cell phone users across the country will become available from Thursday. The Caribbean island nation, which exists under communist rule, opened state-run internet cafes in 2013 and citizens have only had access to home internet and public Wi-Fi hotspots since ... Read More »

OnePlus sold 249% more 6T units in the US than 6, doesn’t rule out smaller phone for the future

Its partnership with T-Mobile has unsurprisingly helped OnePlus to move many more units of the 6T in the US than it did of its predecessor, the OnePlus 6. 249% more, to be exact. The figure comes straight from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, speaking in an interview with PCMag. He hasn’t shared actual sales numbers, but did reveal that the entire ... Read More »

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a ‘smart home’

Stephen Brashear | Getty Images News | Getty Images Dave Limp, Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices, introduces the ‘smart plug’ during an event at the Amazon Spheres, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle Washington. Earlier this year, Amazon launched a $25 smart plug that lets you control any outlet in your home by voice with an Amazon Echo. That ... Read More »

vivo NEX Dual Display Edition will be officially unveiled on December 11

vivo has sent us an invite for a special event it’s holding in Shanghai on December 11. This is when the smartphone that’s been leaking a lot lately, which we assumed would be called NEX 2, will finally become official. The name, however, might be something else entirely. As you can see, in the invite vivo calls it the NEX ... Read More »

vivo NEX 2 to have 10GB of RAM, in-screen speaker, f/1.3 camera

The vivo NEX 2 will likely have 10GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 845 chipset. The information is confirmed by a Geekbench listing of a vivo V1821A device with the aforementioned credentials. Interestingly the vivo in question is also running Android 9 Pie, which would make it the first vivo smartphone on Android’s latest software. According to a related leak, ... Read More »

Small finance banks dismiss worries about listing for now

Shares of small finance banks are buzzing, with investors seemingly pleased with their efforts to meet the regulatory deadline of listing operating subsidiaries and reducing promoter holding. Currently, the holding companies of these small finance banks are listed. A strong performance in the second quarter has also aided the interest in these stocks. The urgency to hammer out a scheme ... Read More »

Nokia 8.1 (aka X7) launches in India on December 10, invites are in

HMD Global’s event on December 6 in India will actually be taking place on December 10 instead. The confusion was finally cleared today when the company started sending out press invites for the gathering. The Nokia 8.1 is expected to be the star of the event, and this, according to the most recent rumors, will be a rebranded Nokia X7 ... Read More »