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Weekly Tech Recap: Apple iPhone XR Price Slash, Medical Data Leak, Android Q Beta 2 And More

A round-up of all the big stories from the world of technology during the week.


Updated:April 6, 2019, 12:46 PM IST
Weekly Tech Recap: Apple iPhone XR Price Slash, Medical Data Leak, Android Q Beta 2 And More
While its single camera module may be a put-off for many, it is still capable of taking some fine photographs. The 7nm A12 custom processor also keeps things running super smooth inside.

Apple Reduces iPhone XR Price in India as Promotional Offer, HDFC Customers Get Extra Cashback

Apple has slashed prices of the iPhone XR in India. Starting Friday, April 5 Apple authorised retail partners will sell the iPhone XR for a reduced price until stocks last.

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Combating Fake News? Everything You Need to Know About New WhatsApp Privacy Settings For Groups

Arguably the world’s most popular instant messaging app, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has new tools for Groups on the platform. Specifically, you can now control who can add you to a WhatsApp Group.

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PUBG Chief Creator Will Not Make PUBG 2, To Experiment With Other Genres Instead

Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene, the chief designer and conceptualiser of PUBG, has declared that he’s had enough, and will not be making PUBG 2. In fact, he will not be making another Battle Royale game, at least not for a while.

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India’s Leaked Medical Data Could Have Been Sold or Damaged: Bob Diachenko

The authorities in a state in northern India uploaded a massive database of pregnancy-related sensitive records on to a server, connected it to the internet, and left it open for all, without any form of password protection.

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OnePlus 7 Case Renders Reveal Pop-Up Selfie Camera, Triple Camera and More

With OnePlus getting closer to make its next flagship official, a new case render has now given a closer look at the OnePlus 7. An alleged transparent case for the upcoming flagship killer shows various cut-outs including one at the top for the pop-up selfie camera.

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JioSaavn, Gaana Slash Annual Subscription Prices by 70% to Compete Against Spotify And YouTube Music

JioSaavn and Gaana are making massive price-cuts in the wake of competition from YouTube Music and Spotify. Although monthly fees JioSaavn and Gaana haven’t changed, the annual fee for both these services sees a price drop of around 70 percent.

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Android Q Beta 2 Reveals Google is Working on Themes For Pixel Smartphones

The new beta also includes something interesting that should arrive in the final version of Android Q. One of the developers from XDA has managed to unpack the product image from the second Android Q beta for the Google Pixel 3 XL and found a new app called “PixelThemesStub.

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How Phones are Using the Latest Ultra High Resolution Sensors to Rival DSLRs

Mobile photography has improved significantly over time, and there’s no denying of the same. With the meteoric rise of the smartphone turning them into necessary, everyday communication devices, phone cameras have brought the ability to take superior photos right to the fingertips of users.

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Xiaomi’s Mi Soundbar is Not Fully Compatible With Its Own Mi TV LED Range

Like many, I was quite intrigued by Xiaomi’s LED TV range when it first launched in India. While I wasn’t impressed with the company’s Patchwall UI, I found the overall TV performance and quality good enough for the asking price.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: With Over 40 Million Daily Users, Can ShareChat Influence The Polls

ShareChat is one of the biggest social media networks in India. With over 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store, the company has raised money on multiple occasions with Xiaomi being one of the top investors. ShareChat also claims to have over 40 million daily active users as of January 2019.

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Cracking Down on Pro-BJP And Pro-Congress Pages Shows Facebook is Not Messing About

Facebook is on a cleansing spree. The social network is implementing measures and large-scale policy changes in many countries, including India, to counter the potential misuse of the platform.

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Apple iPhone X Lineup Trial Production to Begin in Chennai Soon

The latest Apple iPhones are seemingly close to being assembled in India, reveals a report by Bloomberg. Foxconn, which is Apple’s assembly and production partner for its latest iPhones, is reportedly set to commence trial production of iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR in India.

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