Vertu, the Premium Smartphone Maker, Is Reportedly Shutting Down

Just last month, British luxury smartphone maker Vertu announced that the company has reached an agreement with TCL to use latter’s technology for its smartphones. At the time, Vertu said that 30,000 handcrafted Vertu phones will be manufactured under TCL partnership but now the premium smartphone maker is reportedly shutting down.

Earlier this year, Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan acquired Vertu for a consideration of GBP 50 million (roughly Rs. 402.65 crores). As per a report by Financial Times, Uzan tried to repay the company’s debt worth GBP 138 million (roughly Rs. 1,154 crores) for GBP 1.9 million (roughly Rs. 15.9 crores) […]

WhatsApp Rolls Out Group Chat Improvements

WhatsApp Rolls Out Group Chat Improvements

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WhatsApp has made a number of improvements to the way group chats work. Most of the improvements are on the admin side of things, but all of them are designed to help people use WhatsApp group chats more effectively. Or at least that’s the hope.

With 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp is popular way of communicating with family and friends (unless you use Windows Phone or Blackberry

The Growing Demand for Groups

In a blog post detailing the changes, WhatsApp states that groups have always been an important part of WhatsApp, whether helping “family members connecting across the globe or childhood friends staying in […]

Spotify’s New App Lets Free Users Listen On Demand

Spotify has redesigned its mobile app for free users. The new Spotify app for users on the Free tier adds the ability to play some songs on-demand without the need to Shuffle. However, the fun stops when you venture outside of Spotify’s curated playlists.

In January 2018, we reported that Spotify was testing a new app called Stations

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You Can Now List an Item on eBay in Seconds

If you regularly sell stuff on eBay the shopping site’s updated mobile app could save you a lot of time and effort. This is thanks to the latest version of the eBay app having the ability to populate a listing for you without you having to lift a finger.

If you’re reading this you have probably listed at least one item on eBay. And if so, you’ll know how time-consuming the process of writing a description, taking photos, and setting a starting price can be. But eBay’s mobile app can now do all of that for you.

eBay Simplifies the Listing Process

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Netflix Launches Short Video Previews on Mobile

Anyone who has watched Netflix on their TV recently will be familiar with its preview videos. These give you an instant indication of what a movie or show is about, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether to watch it in an instant.

After introducing video previews to the TV interface in 2017, Netflix is now bringing them to its mobile apps too. And rather than just port the previews over from the TV app, Netflix has built them from the ground up to ensure that they’re mobile friendly.

Netflix’s Mobile Video Previews

Netflix’s new mobile video previews are all […]

Opera Shuts Down Its VPN App for Android and iOS

Opera has announced that it’s shutting down its VPN app at the end of this month. The Opera VPN app, which provided Android and iOS users with a free VPN for their phones, is to be permanently discontinued as of April 30, 2018. Which sucks.

For the past couple of years, Opera has offered its own VPN service. The desktop browser has a free VPN built into it

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Fortnite Battle Royale Is Coming to iOS and Android

Fortnite Battle Royale is an absolute phenomenon. It is, as the name suggests, a battle royale game in the vein of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and H1Z1. However, Fortnite also boasts Minecraft-style elements and Overwatch-style visuals.

After proving to be a huge success on Windows, Mac, PS4, and Xbox One, Epic Games has announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to a smartphone or tablet near you. Starting with iOS, and with support for Android to follow in the next few months.

Play Fortnite Battle Royale on Your Smartphone

In its blog post announcing the mobile version of Fortnite Battle Royale, Epic Games claims this […]

Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

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With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google, which is changing the way Chrome handles secure vs. non-secure web pages. And about time too.

Over the last year there has been a push to switch all websites to use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). Google has been especially keen for sites to make the switch, and with more sites complying, it’s time to change the way we view the web.

Switching From HTTP to HTTPS

At the moment, sites that […]

Google Launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google has launched two new services: YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. Except they aren’t really new. YouTube Music is Google Play Music with a new name, and YouTube Premium is YouTube Red with a new name. Confused? Don’t worry, we’re confused as well.

Google has so many fingers in so many pies it sometimes has a hard time keeping track of them all. Just look at the assortment of messaging apps Google manages

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