Top 10 Tech Stories of the day!

Aug 4,2015

1. Twitter tests 'News' tab for Android and iOS
Twitter is testing a NEWS tab for Android and iOS users, in an effort to improve user engagement. The new feature is still in experimental phase and is meant to help users find content more easily. The company has also recently added support for four new Indian regional languages in a bid to engage more users in India. 

2. Samsung making efforts to regain market share
Electronics giant Samsung is trying to regain its market share and is planning to launch new premium as well as budget smartphones. The company is also planning to reduce the prices of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in an effort to lure customers from Apple. 

3. Micromax Canvas Spark Flash Sale registrations end today
Today is the last date to register for the budget Micromax Canvas Spark flash sale to be held on Snapdeal tomorrow. Registrations end at 8PM tonight. The smartphone boasts of a 4.7 inch display, quad-core processor and Android 5.0 and is priced at Rs 4,999. 

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus images leaked online
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus smartphones images have leaked online ahead of launch at the Samsung Unpacked event on Aug 13. The pictures show an embedded fingerprint sensor in the home button on both the devices.

5. Xiaomi to launch the Mi UI 7 on Aug 13
Rumors about Xiaomi's next smartphone the Mi 5 and its next Mi UI7 have been making the rounds for a while now. According to reports the company will unviel the flagship device and MiUI7 on Aug 13 event in China.

6. Motorola announces Moto Xpress service for Delhi NCR
Motorola has announced a new Moto Xpress service for users in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. The service will help resolve software and accessory issues at your doorstep and promises to resolve hard ware issues in 5 working days. Users can avail the Moto Xpress service just for Rs 199.

7. Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact images surface online
Images of Sony's next flagship smartphones the Xperia X5 and Xperia Z5 Compact have surfaced online. The company is expected to unveil the devices at an upcoming event on September 2. 

8. Gionee Marathon M4 4G smartphone with 5000 mAh battery launched for Rs 15,499
Gionee has launched Marathon M4 smartphone with a mammoth 5000mAh battery. The smartphone has a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop). 

9. Uber announces debit card payments
Uber India has added the option to make payments via debit cards along with credit cards in the country. The facility is being added across all 18 locations where Uber operates. The company has also started accepting cash payments in a few cities including Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi and Pune. 

10. Porn website trolls government for banning sites
A top pornographic website in the country has been trolling the Indian government over the ban of Porn sites. The website has been urging users to 'vote better next time'!

The top stories of the day includes updates on new smartphones/tablets launches, trending apps, special offers and deals as well as other interesting tech news.  


By: Silky Malhotra

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