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New Delhi, July 13, 2018
1. Telecom Commission approves Net Neutrality rules for IndiaThe Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making authority under the Ministry of Telecom approved the net neutrality rules earlier this week. These rules mandate that internet service providers cannot diferentiate between web content, ensuring the Indian contiue to get non-discriminatory and unrestricted Internet access. However, mission critical services like autonomous cars and remote access surgery, which need high-speed internet lanes have been kept out of the ambit of net neutrality.2. WhatsApp issues circular to protect users against fake newsAs a part of its digital literacy initiatives, WhatsApp released a 10-point circular to help users to identify false information. These 10 points take cognisanceof loopholes usually exploited by fake news generators. The circular asks WhatsApp users to look for telltale signs to identfiy fake news. It also warns WhatsApp users to never take information they get on the instant messaging platform on its face value.3. JioPhone gets Google Maps supportGoogle Maps extended support to KaiOS, the feature-phone operating system running on JioPhone and Jiophone. The new update has alrady found its way to JioPhone. Users need to update their operating system to its latrst version following which they can find Google Maps on the Jio Store. After this, they cam intall and use the application.4. Oppo Find X launched in India at Rs 59,990Oppo Find X, the all-screen, no-notch flagship smartphone by the company has been launched in India at Rs 55,990. The device comes with a flagship spec-list - Snapdragon 845, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. What sets it apart is the screen which dominates the entire front, amounting to a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent. The front camera, other sensors and the rear dual cameras have been mounted on a motorised slider that pops out of the top.5. New Apple MacBook Pro laptops launched with better processorsApple unveiled new 13-inch and 15-inch models of Macbook Pro with faster performance, more memoory and enhanced security. The new 15-inch Macbook Pro performs 70 per cent faster than its predecessor, whereas the 13-inch Macbook Pro boasts a 100 per cent boost in performance. The new Macbook Pro laptops also come with Apple's virtual assistant Siri. With Apple's T2 chip, not only can these laptops access Siri, but also offer more secure interface.6. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to be launched on July 19Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch the Mi Max 3 on July 19. In a poster released by the company on its Weibo account, Xiaomi claimed that the Mi Max 3 will come with a larger screen and a bigger battery. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is likely to come with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with either 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM, along with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. A higher-specced Mi Max 3 Pro with the Snapdragon 710 is also expected.7. Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 launched in IndiaMotorola launched its budget offerings, the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus, in India at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. Both devices are Amazon exclusives and are available for purchase as of now. The Moto E5 is powered by Snapdragon 425 along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, whereas the Moto E5 Plus comes with the Snapdragon 430, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The USP of the Moto E5 Plus is its humongous 5000mAh battery. In the optics department, the Moto E5 Plus comes a 12MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera. The Moto E5 comes with a 13MP rear camera, albeit with lesser features and the same 8MP front snapper as the Moto E5 Plus.

July 13, 2018
Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro with faster core processors, more memory and enhanced security. The new update has been received by both 13-inch and 15-inch models which also get the touch bar on top of the butterfly keypad.
New Delhi, July 12, 2018
Ex-Google AI head to lead Apple's Siri, machine learning teamsApple has appointed former Google AI chief John Giannandrea as the head of its various artificial intelligence divisions. He will lead the machine learning division, the Siri team and the Core ML team at Apple. Core ML is the machine learning API released by Apple. Compared to other tech companies, the Cupertino tech giant has been lagging behind in artifical intelligence technology due to various reasons. With Giannandrea heading its AI divisions, Apple might be able to make significant progress in the segment.HTC's blockchain phone, Exodus, to be launched this FallIn an official statement, HTC announced that it will launch its blockchain-based phone, the Exodus, this Fall. While not much is known about the device, you can sign up to a wensite to receive latest updates about the project. Being a blcokchain-based device, th HTC Exodus will allow users to store their encrypted data locally on the device along with their cryptocurrencies, while giving their control over their private keys. We might also see decentralised applications and app store.Huwaei Nova 3 comes with Kirin 970, four camerasBefore its official launch on July 18, Huawei has listed the Nova 3 on VMall, effectively unveiling it. The listing shows that the Huawei Nova 3 will come with Kirin 970 chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM and two dual camera set-ups, one at the front and the other at the back. The rear dual camera set-up has a 16MP RGB sensor and a 24MP monochrome sensor, whereas at the front there are 24MP and 2MP sensors. The screen is a 6.3-inch panel with a notch at top. While the lisiting does not reveal the pricing details, the Huawei Nova 3 will be available for pre-order till July 19, after which it will be up for sale on both online and offline channels.

New Delhi, July 11, 2018
Ex-Google AI head to lead Apple's Siri, machine learning teams; HTC's blockchain phone, Exodus, to be launched this Fall and Huwaei Nova 3 comes with Kirin 970, four cameras. Watch more in this episode of Daily Tech Wrap with Vivek Punj.

Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, July 9, 2018
iOS12 will be looking to correct the problems of its earlier avatar. It also has a host of new features. Here's what users can expect.

Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, June 26, 2018
If you are excited about iOS 12 that will be officially available this fall (usually September), you can experience the pre-release version of the software now. Announced earlier this month at WWDC 2018 in San Jose, Apple has finally released the Public Beta version of the iOS 12 for all.

Associated Press
June 20, 2018
Virtual assistants and smart speakers are still relatively new technologies, and potentially susceptible to being exploited by cyber criminals.
New Delhi, June 5, 2018
Apple WWDC 2018 begins with launch of iOS 12, macOS Mohave, watchOSCriticised for slowing down older iPhones with ageing batteries, Apple is focusing on reliability and is bringing performance enhancements with the iOS 12. Refining its star operating system for iPhones and iPads, this new update will bring a number of improvements. The iOS 12 update is said to launch apps on the iPhone 6Plus up to 40 per cent faster, load keyboard 50 per cent faster and take a photo to up to 70 per cent faster. Apple has also focused on optimizing the system when under load and the stress test shows up to  two times faster app launch even during heavy load. Apple also claims that the iOS 12 will make Apple Chipsets smart as they ramp up the processor faster while protecting the battery life. Apple software chief Craig Federighi said, \"For iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance\".macOS MohaveThe next release of macOS is macOS Mojave. And it comes with a Dark mode, which will make photographs look better, especially helful for professionals. The Dark mode extends to all - e-mails, desktop, even the Xcode window macOS Mojave with Desktop Stacks to the rescue to messy desktops. The feature organises items on the desktop according to item type for easier operations. Continuity Camera on macOS allows images taken from iPhones to be implanted right into files on a iMac or MacBook.watchOSAlong with the iOS 12, Apple previewed some new features of the watchOS 5. watchOS is Apple's proprietary operating system for Apple Watch. The new OS brings powerful activity and communication features to Apple Watch. It brings in quick access to information with a host of new features including Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face.Qualcomm launches new chipset Snapdragon 850 that will power Windows PCsQualcomm has announced a new processor - the Snapdragon 850. The processor which is specifically designed for the Windows 10 Always Connected PCs will enhance performance, connectivity and battery life. The new Snapdragon 850 succeeds the Snapdragon 835 which was used in the first Always Connected PCs. It comes with ARM processors, integrated LTE, long battery life and an instant-on resume with no hibernation. Microsoft and Qualcomm are coming together to take on iPad Pro with these Always Connected PCs. The Snapdragon 850 is a customized version of the Snapdragon 845 which made its debut in flagship phones this year.New Gmail is coming to all users next monthNew Gmail that was launched during Google I/O in April will come to all users by next month. Though this new Gmail will be much cleaner, the user will only get 12 weeks to shift to the new interface. Once launched, the user will be asked to opt-in voluntarily. If the transition is not made in the first 12-weeks they will be shifted to the new interface.

Nidhi Singal
June 5, 2018
Along with the iOS 12, Apple previewed some new features of the watchOS 5. watchOS is Apple's proprietary operating system for Apple Watch.

Nidhi Singal
June 5, 2018
Criticised for slowing down older iPhones with ageing batteries, Apple is focusing on reliability and is bringing performance enhancements with the iOS 12.

Nidhi Singal
June 5, 2018
One of the much-awaited update that will run on millions of iPhones and iPads, the iOS 12 along with the introduction of new features, aims to fix bugs and improving performance.

New Delhi, June 4, 2018
At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple launched the iOS 12 with emphasis on performance, new apps and better AR utility. Along with it, the Cupertino tech giant also unveiled latest iterations of macOS, watchOS and tvOS during the event.
New Delhi, June 4, 2018
Apple's WWDC 2018 to begin on June 4Apple will begin its developer conference WWDC 2018 on June 4 (10:30pm IST). The event is being conducted at McEvery convention centre in San Jose, California. The company will be launching the latest iOS 12 during this event. The new update will be big on stability and small on new features. However, Apple will introduce a better ARKit and enhancements to their native voice assistant, Siri. Apple might also reveal something called Digital Health which will be on the same lines as Google's Digital Wellbeing. MacOS and WatchOS will also receive their due updates during this event. In terms of hardware, don't be too hopeful. Apple might just reveal the new Home Pod and its new charging pad called Air Power.Motorola launches Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in IndiaMotorola launched the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in India. The devices will go on sale from midnight tonight. The Moto G6 starts at a price of Rs 13,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM variant. The Moto G6 Play is priced at Rs 11,999 and will sell exclusively on Flipkart. Both devices are priced in the mid-range segment. While the Moto G6 seems like a competent mid-range with a dual camera setup, the Moto G6 Play focuses on the basics like battery life and bigger screen experience.Reliance Jio is working on building a team dedicated to work on Artificial IntelligenceA report by Live Mint claims that Reliance Jio is building a team of professionals to work on Artificial Intelligence. The team will be headed by none other than Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani. The company is also looking forward to recruit people who work on machine learning and Blockchain technology. The report suggests Jio has already started recruiting people in Bengaluru.
New Delhi, June 4, 2018
Apple will be starting its developer conference WWDC 2018 from June 4, 2018; Motorola launched the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in India and Reliance Jio is building a team of professionals to work on Artificial Intelligence. Watch more in this episode of Daily Tech Wrap with Danny D'Cruze.

Team BT
New Delhi, May 16, 2018
Smartwatches are often only as smart as the phones they are paired with. They have a brain of their own but need a borrowed heart (read phone) that really puts a soul in their bodies.

Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, May 15, 2018
Just like with Siri and Google Assistant, Android smartphone users will be able to talk to Alexa using the Alexa app on their smartphones. Alexa can fetch information on the weather, nearby restaurants, movies, music and more.

Nidhi Singal
April 24, 2018
After launching the Apple Watch Series 3 late last year, Apple is now all set to launch the cellular variant of the watch in India. According to the Apple India website, Apple Watch Series 3, will go on sale in India from May 11.

Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, April 16, 2018
In all, the company has launched six wireless headphones in sports-series and affordable series and three Bluetooth outdoor speakers.

Milan Sheth
March 2, 2018
In healthcare, smart AI systems are quickly surpassing the capabilities of human radiologists researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital utilise AI software, which interprets the results of breast X-rays 30 times faster than doctors and with 99 per cent accuracy.

Goutam Das
New Delhi, March 1, 2018
Named Zia, the bot is a horizontal product that can be used by every industry. While it comes with pre-loaded skills, each industry can write and feed specific skills to the bot's database. Like other bots, it gets better with each conversation, and time.

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