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In a first, court to send summons via WhatsApp

ARH: With technology revolutionising communication, a financial commissioner (FC) court in Haryana — a quasi-judicial body — headed by senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka has ordered that summons in a partition suit be served via WhatsApp. It is for the first time that this would be done in the country. As of now, summoning process in electronic form is prevalent …

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Uber’s smartphone apps provisionally banned in Italy

ROME: An Italian court on Friday banned the use of smartphone apps for the ride-hailing group Uber, saying they contribute to traditional taxis facing unfair competition, local media reported. In a ruling that is subject to appeal, a court in Rome upheld a complaint filed by taxi unions and gave Uber ten days to end the use of various phone …

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ launched with Bixby assistant

I: Samsung has finally taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphones – Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ . The all-new smartphones succeed Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones that launched in March 2016. Both the smartphones come with the company’s home-brewed Bixby digital assistant, rival to Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana. There’s a dedicated button to fire up …

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Xiaomi Mi 6 hardware specifications surface online

ELHI: Chinese tech giant Xiaomi recently confirmed that it will be launching its next flagship smartphone – Mi 6, later this month. And now, detailed hardware specifications of the same have surfaced on benchmarking platform GFXBench. As per the GFXBench listing, the Mi 6 will feature a 5-inch Full HD display of 1080×1920 pixel resolution. Running Android 7.0 Nougat operating …

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Smartphone buyers in India prefer Xiaomi over Samsung and Apple, claims report

Xiaomi has become the most preferred smartphone upgrade choice for Indian consumers in 2017, beating popular brands like Samsung and Apple , market research firm Strategy Analytics said on Friday. According to the report, 26% of potential Android buyers looking to upgrade their devices in 2017 list Xiaomi as their preferred brand. “With an array of devices selling in the …

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Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

YORK: Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips and other information on how to spot false news and what to …

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Reliance Jio’s explanation not satisfactory: Trai

Teelecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has said that the explanation given by Mukesh Ambani’s telecom company Reliance Jio was not satisfactory and the benefits rolled out on March 31 do not fit into regulatory regime. “We have called a meeting with Jio executives on April 5. The explanation given to us were not satisfactory and they were not able …

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Samsung Galaxy S8: Why it is biggest test for the company

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8 , on Wednesday in New York as it seeks to move on from last year’s humiliating recall crisis. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 , originally intended to compete with Apple ‘s iPhone , after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices …

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Paytm partners with Booking.com to expand accommodation choices

Digital payments company Paytm has partnered with Booking.com to expand accommodation choices for customers on its online travel marketplace. Under this partnership, all domestic and international accommodations available on Booking.com will now be available on Paytm with unique promotions and offers. The online hotel booking service on Paytm has seen a major uptake in bookings since last year owing to …

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Samsung Mobile Fest brings discounts on Galaxy On8, C9 Pro and more

As part of its Samsung Mobile Fest promotion, Flipkart is offering discounts on several Samsung smartphones. The offer is valid on six smartphones and one wearable, and interested buyers can get up to Rs 3,000 off on Galaxy handsets. The smartphones included in the offer are Galaxy On Nxt , Galaxy On8 , Galaxy J5 (2016) , Galaxy On5 , …

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