IT Department Making App to Pay Income Tax, Apply for PAN Card, and More

February 17, 2017

In step with government’s digital India drive, the Income Tax department is developing an app that will soon allow assessees to pay taxes or apply for PAN using smartphones. The department is also working on a project to issue PAN to assessees within minutes by way of e-KYC authentication using Aadhaar, a move that will […]

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Signal Private Messenger Gets Video Calling, Improved Voice Infrastructure

February 17, 2017

Last week, Open Whisper Systems was spotted testing the video calling feature in the Signal Private Messenger app’s beta version on Android. Now, the company has officially announced that the video calling feature is now available (still in beta state) with the latest update to the communication app on both Android and iOS. The company […]

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One of the Best New VR Things: Buying a Car

February 15, 2017

I had a fascinating experience last week. I got to see and experience the new Jaguar I-Pace, the company’s electric answer to the as-yet-unannounced Tesla Y SUV, long before I’ll actually get to see the prototype. I didn’t just get to see the car — I got to understand intimately why the car was created […]

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Big Bendy Screens, Chatterbox Robots, and TV in the Cloud

February 15, 2017

Welcome, dear friends, to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that’s distracted itself from the shellshock of the election just long enough to cast a beady eye over the latest gadget announcements. Spied from inside the comfort of a warm blanket this time around are a curved monitor, a robot with Alexa integration, and a […]

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Asus ZenFone 3S Max India Launch Set for Today

February 7, 2017

Asus India is all set to launch a new ZenFone 3 variant in the country on Tuesday, the Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL), with a live stream scheduled to begin at 12pm IST. For now, the India price and availability details of the smartphone aren’t known – though we know it’s set to be available […]

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Apple Said to Revive Efforts to Sell Used iPhones in India

February 7, 2017

Apple has put back on the table a request to sell used iPhones in India as it negotiates with the government for concessions to start production in the country, a person familiar with the matter said. The company has asked to bring in used iPhones to be refurbished and sold in India, saying it will […]

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Facebook Defends Hate-Post Rule in Merkel-Refugee Photo Suit

February 7, 2017

Facebook told a German court that it can’t monitor all of its customers’ posts for racist language in a dispute over whether the company has to block a photo showing chancellor Angela Merkel and a refugee that has been misused in several hate-speech postings. “There are billions of postings each day,” said Martin Munz, a […]

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Reliance Jio Effect: BSNL Halves Unlimited Calls Rental for Landlines to Rs. 49 a Month for New Subscribers

February 7, 2017

State-run telecom operator BSNL on Monday halved the monthly rental for unlimited calling from landline to any network on Sundays and night hours to Rs. 49 from Rs. 99. “To attract new customers to experience wireline services, BSNL launched a very cost effective and affordable promotional landline voice plan ‘Experience LL 49’,” BSNL said in […]

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Gionee F5 Mid-Range Smartphone With 4GB RAM, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

February 7, 2017

Chinese smartphone brand Gionee has launched the new Gionee F5 smartphone as part of its ‘F’ series in its home country. The new smartphone has been priced at CNY 1799 (roughly Rs. 17,600) and is already available in the market. The big highlights of Gionee F5 mid-range smartphone are its 4000mAh battery and 4GB RAM. […]

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Paytm Gets RBI Approval to Launch Payments Bank

January 4, 2017

Paytm has announced that it has received RBI approval to formally launch the Paytm payments bank. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, wrote in a blog post that he intends to take a full time executive role in the Paytm payments bank. The company was one of the entities granted approval to launch a […]

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