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    Unicode published the final Emoji 11.0 list of Emojis for 2018 back in February and today the company announced that the 11.0 will arrive on June 5th. This brings 66 new emojis including softball, kangaroo, partying face, parrot, and more. Though Unicode makes the new emojis available to vendors, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung tends to have their own schedule for making new emojis available to the public. But the support should come before the end of 2018. The company says that out of the 66 new emojis, 62 of them are present within the keyboard. Some of the new emojis include raccoon, llama, hippo, kangaroo, and badger. There’s also a swan, peacock, parrot, mango, leafy greens, a bagel, salt, a moon cake, and a cupcake Additionally, the company has also added four emoji components in Unicode 11.0. These are for use in sequences but not expected to be shown as their own characters on emoji keyboards. According to previous trends, Google and Apple will roll out the Unicode 11.0 around September 2019 January-February for Samsung and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc. in August. Source 1, 2


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    Facebook today announced that it is removing Trending section from the platform to make way for future news experiences on Facebook. It introduced trending back in 2014 in a way to help users to discover trending news and topics. Since it was only available in five countries and accounted for less than 1.5% of clicks to news publishers on average, the company has decided to pull the plug finally. With the same intentions, the company will remove Trending from Facebook next week and will also remove products and third-party partner integrations that rely on the Trends API. Facebook further added that it is exploring new ways to help people stay informed about timely, breaking news that matters to them, while making sure the news they see on Facebook is from trustworthy and quality sources. The company is running a 'Breaking News Label' test with over 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India, and Australia. This lets publishers put a “breaking news” indicator on their posts in News Feed. It is already known that Facebook is working on a dedicated Today In local news and events section in the app. It will also launch a dedicated section on Facebook Watch in the US where people can view ...


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    Apple is now looking into expanding its advertising business with new network for apps as the company is now planning to move beyond just selling hardware products to pushing services. According to a report from WSJ, Apple over the year said to have met with Snap Inc., Pinterest Inc., and other companies in participating in the Apple network that would distribute ads across their collective apps. Apple would share revenue with the apps displaying the ads, with the split varying from app to app. The move will expand Apple's growing business selling promotional ads for search terms in its App Store, which delivered nearly $1 billion in revenue last year. The concept behind this as discussed with potential partners is when users search in Pinterest’s app for “drapes” might trigger an ad distributed by Apple for an interior-design app, or Snap users searching for “NFL” might see an ad for a ticket-reseller app. Representatives of Apple,  Snap, and Pinterest declined to comment. If at all the company indeed pushes the efforts in this territory, it would be competing in a market dominated by Alphabet Inc.’s Google who currently holds 35% of the mobile ad market, and Facebook Inc., which has 25%, according to research firm eMarketer. Competing with Google and Facebook won't ...


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    Xiaomi finally introduced its Mi 8 series of smartphones at an event in China along with the Mi Band 3, Mi TV 4 75-inch and MIUI 10. HMD Global introduced its 2018 versions of the Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 smartphones. Honor introduced the 7S. Check out all the new launches and announcements from this week in our weekly roundup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdVAmeKAUJQ Xiaomi announced its flagship Mi 8 smartphone at an event in Chin. It has a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED display from Samsung with a notch and 88.5% screen-to-body ratio. It has a glass back with an  unique water drop arc design, four curved glass body with 7 series aluminum frame. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM  and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4µm pixel size, OIS, Dual Pixel auto focus and a secondary 12-megapixel rear camera for AI portraits  has AI scene recognition. The 20-megapixel front camera has support for AI portrait selfies with real-time background blur, AI Studio Light Effect, and the phone also has face unlock, which uses an infrared sensor and lens that works even in dark by scanning 4096 facial points. There is ...


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    Samsung has started pre-bookings for the Galaxy A9 Star  and Galaxy A9 Star  Lite smartphone in China, after rumors. The Galaxy A9 Star has a 6.28-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, is powered by Snapdragon 660, has a 24-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a secondary 16-megapixel rear camera. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3700mAh battery. The Galaxy A9 Star Lite is the same Galaxy A6+ that was introduced recently. Samsung Galaxy A9 Star specifications  6.28-inch FHD+ (1080×2220 pixels) FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Android 8.0 (Oreo) Dual SIM 24MP primary rear camera with LED Flash, 16MP secondary rear camera 24MP front-facing camera Fingerprint sensor Dimensions: 162.4×77.0×7.55mm; Weight: 188g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS with GLONASS 3700mAh battery with fast charging Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite specifications 6-inch (1080 x 2220 pixels) FHD+ Super AMOLED 18.5: 9 Infinity 2.5D curved glass display 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Dual SIM Android 8.0 (Oreo) 16MP rear camera ...


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    Xiaomi announced 10th iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI along with Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi Band 3 on 31st May in China. Xiaomi is aiming to roll out MIUI 10 Beta ROM in couple of months to MIUI China ROM users and it has already started closed beta testing for the same. Links for these closed beta ROM has been leaked for Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2 and Redmi Note 5 (which is called Redmi Note 5 Pro in India) and we installed it on our Redmi Note 5 Pro to check out all new MIUI 10. It is based on Android 8.1 (Oreo). [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="254565,254566,254567"] Redesigned Notification toggles: Xiaomi has completely revamped the Quick settings and notifications toggles, the new UI looks similar to what we have seen in Android P Beta preview. Xiaomi has probably not implemented New Notification Shade in MIUI China ROM as it still has painful two finger swipe down gesture to expand notifications, but it supports quick reply direct from notifications. [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="254568,254569,254557"] Redesigned Volume Sliders: Xiaomi has redesigned the volume slider controls which now by default controls Media volume levels, and has a vertical slider ...


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    Xiaomi announced MIUI 10 at an event in China earlier this week, and it will be announced for global users at an event in India on June 7th. We already brought you the first impressions of MIUI 10. The company rolled out internal beta version of MIUI 10 in China yesterday,  1st June, while the public beta starts from late June for selected models including Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S and Redmi Note 5.  The public beta for remaining models will start in late July.  Links for these closed beta China ROM based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) has been leaked for several devices, including Redmi Note 5 (which is called Redmi Note 5 Pro in India) and we installed it on our Redmi Note 5 Pro. Here is a procedure on how to flash it. How to flash MIUI 10 Chinese ROM on Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi MIX 2,Mi 5 and Mi 6 Requirements: Device with an unlocked bootloader – To Unlock the bootloader of your device, apply here. MIUI 10 ROM – Download the latest ROM ZIP file for Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5 Pro. TWRP Recovery for device – You can download the recovery file for Mi 5, ...


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    The competition under mid-range segment is becoming fierce as the day passes by. In fact, this is the first smartphone from Honor under sub Rs. 10,000 to bring features such as face unlock, dual rear camera setup, and 18:9 display. Today, we are going to compare the Honor 7C with its arch-rival Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to find out who wins the competition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUmgzwcsKro Design Talking about the design, the Honor 7C looks a lot like its predecessor 7X and has a metal unibody design with curved edges The device feels solid in hand and definitely looks premium too. It offers good grip, and doesn't attracts fingerprints on the back. The device measures 7.8mm in thickness and weigh around 164 grams. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="254482,254481,254483,254484"] On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 more or less carries the same design as the Note 4 but has 18:9 2.5D curved glass screen with gently rounded corners as the differentiation factor. The phone is 8.05mm thick and weighs around 180g. Even though the phone has a large screen, it is compact to hold. It has a screen-to-body ratio of about 77%. Similar to the predecessor, it has a metallic finish in the middle, while the top ...


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    Xiaomi Xiaomi M1805D1SC, M1805D1SE, and M1805D1ST got certified by TENAA in China last week. Now the phone has been certified by the FCC with the model number M1805D1SG , which reveals the dimensions of the phone that coincides with the TENAA certification, and the certification by Singapore’s Communications Authority with the same model number reveals that the phone will released as Mi A2 Lite, so there are chances that the we might see recently-introduced Mi 6X as Mi A2. The image that surfaced recently revealed a similar design as the Redmi Note 5 Pro with vertically arranged dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor on the back, but this has a notch on the front. Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite rumored specifications 5.84-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display 2GHz Octa-Core processor 2GB RAM with 16GB storage, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, secondary rear camera 5MP front-facing camera Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor Dimensions: 149.33×71.68×8.75mm; Weight: 178g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery The Xiaomi ...


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    Google usually launches Pixel phones in October, and this year too we will see new Pixel branded phones dubbed Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Surprinsgly, according to Roland Quandt‏, Google is said to be working on a mid-range Pixel phone that it will launch in May of 2019 and it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. Off to Taiwan for @computex_taipei today, but here's a tidbit for ya: Google is working on a "mobile" device based on the Snapdragon 710 currently scheduled for launch in the 1st half of 2019. Sounds like this might be the (or one of them) upcoming mid-range Pixel phone. — Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 2, 2018 Furthermore, Google said to be started working on this project just a month ago, so nothing has been revealed yet except for the CPU. Going back in time, it is reported that Google is said to be working on a low-cost Pixel phone that is especially aimed at the Indian market. This could be the same device back in the news again. No further specifications were revealed just yet, but we might learn more details as we move forward. As for the upcoming Pixel phones, Google is reportedly in talks with Foxconn ...


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    Apple will kickstart the WWDC event later today where the company will introduce the next major upgrades to iOS, macOS, WatchOS, tvOS, and many other hardware products like the AirPods, AirPower, and if everything falls into place, we might see the iPhone SE 2. In this article lets run down things and see what to expect from Apple at WWDC 2018. First major announcement to come out at the WWDC event is iOS 12. Apple has been pushing out updates at a rapid pace since iOS 11.3 till the 11.4 beta 1. Though the updates don't bring very much to the table, the company has been fixing bugs and fine-tuning the iOS 11 which has been nothing but a bugs house since the day it was introduced. Sadly though, iOS 12 won't bring any major changes to the platform, instead, it will focus more on stability and performance improvements which aren't a bad thing. Earlier the company aimed at bringing a new home screen design, and many more this year, but will now push it to 2019. While support for cross-platform applications between iOS and macOS is rumored to be announced at WWDC 2018, there have been conflicting reports as to the extent and release timetable of ...


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    Motorola just launched the Moto G6, successor of last year's Moto G5  in India at an event in Delhi, as it had promised. The smartphone was introduced back in April, packs a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 450 with up to 4GB of RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), comes with a 12-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture along with a secondary 5-megapixel secondary camera for portrait shots. It comes with an 16-megapixel front camera with LED flash and 4MP adaptive low light mode. It has a fingerprint sensor on the front, below the display, water-repellent coating that protects the phone from splashes or light rain, 3D glass back scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass protection, comes with Moto Display, Moto Voice, Moto Actions and other usual set of Moto features, comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots and packs a 3000mAh battery with Turbo charging that promises hours of battery life after just a few minutes of charging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxclGf38zYs Moto G6 specifications 5.7-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable ...


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    Motorola along with the Moto G6 also launched the Moto G6 Play, a budget smartphone in the Moto G series in India as it had promised. The successor of 2016's Moto G4 Play packs a 5.7-inch HD+ Max Visiondisplay, is powered by a Snapdragon 430 with up to 3GB RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera that also comes with LED flash. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back with Moto logo, comes with water-repellent nano-coating, similar to other Moto phones so that it can withstand accidental spills, splashes, or light rain. It packs a 4000mAh battery that comes with 10W rapid charger. Moto G6 Play specifications 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display 1.4GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD Android 8.0 (Oreo) Dual SIM 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF,f/2.0 aperture 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash Fingerprint sensor 3.5mm audio jack,  Front-ported loud speaker, Dolby Audio, 2 mics Dimensions: 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm; Weight: 175g 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 4000mAh battery with Turbo charging The Moto G6 Play comes in Indigo Black ...


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    Instagram ditched the reverse chronological feed for an algorithm in July 2016 and today the company has showcased a new feed ranking algorithm. The company will use machine learning to create a unique feed for everyone. Since it is focused on machine learning, even if you follow exact same accounts as someone else, your feed will be unique and depend on how you interact with those accounts. Instagram details Interest, Recency, Relationship as three main factors that determine what you see on your Instagram feed. Instagram Interest factor predicts what you’ll care about a post, it determines by past behavior on similar content and potentially analyzing the actual content of the post. The algorithm determines how recently the post was shared. It also uses how close you are to the person who shared it, with the higher ranking for people you’ve interacted with a lot in the past on Instagram such as commenting, liking and more. Beyond these three core factors, frequency, following, usage are other important factors. Frequency determines how often you open Instagram and if you follow a lot of people. Finally, Usage determines how long you spend on Instagram determines if you’re just seeing the best posts during short sessions. Instagram also clarified that it is not considering an option ...


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    Motorola just launched its Moto G6 smartphone,  successor of last year's Moto G5  in India. This time the company has gone with a glass back and dual rear cameras for the G6. Here we have the unboxing of the smartphone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxclGf38zYs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q730ApttPI Box Contents Moto G6 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version in Indigo Black color In-ear headset with set of earbuds 2-pin Turbo charger (5V-3A|9V-1.6A|12V-1.2A) USB Type-C cable SIM ejector tool User manual and warranty information The Moto G6 has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection. Powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM, it runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), which is stock with added features like Moto Display, Moto Voice,  Moto Actions and more. There is a fingerprint sensor below the display along with Motorola branding. It has a 16-megapixel front camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and 4MP adaptive low-light mode. It also has face unlock. On the back there is a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera for portrait shots. There is LED flash below. You can also see the Moto branding. Similar to most other Motorola phones, it has water-repellent coating that protects the phone from splashes or light rain. ...


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    Triple rear cameras are slowly becoming the trend, thanks to Huawei's P20 Pro and the rumored upcoming iPhone X variant with a triple rear cameras that is said to launch in 2019. Now Samsung is said to be jumping into the triple-rear cameras bandwagon. According to market analysts, Samsung's upcoming flagship Galaxy S10 is expected to come with three rear-facing cameras as well as a 3D sensor.  Triple rear cameras will allow users to take sharp and crispier photos and Huawei has used Leica lens to fine tune the triple rear cameras. Apple is also said to be planning on a premium flagship for 2019 which is reportedly named as the iPhone X Plus and is anticipated to come with three camera lenses on the rear. With triple rear cameras on a Samsung phone, the company's component business affiliates including Samsung Electro-Mechanics will be getting away with handsome profits. However, not much is known in terms of the specifications of the camera as well as the other hardware details of the flagship. It is also rumored that the Galaxy S10 will feature an in-display Qualcomm’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Kim Dong-won KB Securities analyst said: Samsung, which has a lower-than-expected demand for its latest Galaxy S9 lineup, will consider to ...


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    Google has rolled out a fresh new update to its Google app which brings the version number to v8.6. The new update brings more references to 'Your People screen' and Google Assistant for Households by adding personal details to contacts and it will also have an option to enable or disable Assistant on the Pixel Buds while your phone's lockscreen is active Not the biggest visual change but, Google app update brings a better-looking keyboard icon on the Assistant popup page. Both the keyboard icons and Lens icons are also a bit darker now. Now to the content that is lying underneath, last month a new 'Your People' screen appeared in the Google Assistant settings. This list is of people known by Assistant that had some sort of relationship with you. However, this screen isn't fully functional yet, as it might be under works. However, it adds more context to what it will be able to show.  Next up is the  Google Assistant for Households feature, this addition shows that the people you're living with will be attributed a birthday and phone number, plus their relationship to you. The purpose of this is to allow users to simplify voice commands. again since this is work in progress, nothing is ...


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    Apple at the WWDC 2018 event few hours back introduced the iOS 12- next major software upgrade to iPhones, iPads. While the official stable roll out starts from September and public beta starts later this month, the company has made the first beta update available to developers to collect feedback and improve the OS for stability. However, there is a way to install the iOS 12 beta update without having a developers account.  Before you start, do note that this process is something that isn't sanctioned by Apple, so things can change at any moment if Apple decides to pull the plugs. Since this is a beta update, there might be bugs and can be unstable to use as daily driver. Then again, you can downgrade back to stable iOS 11.4, but you will lose your data and settings, so performing a backup using iTunes or iCloud is a good idea. So, let's get started. How to install iOS 12 Beta without developer account Firstly, make sure you are using an iOS 12 compatible Apple device; iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod touch 6th generation support iOS 12 ...


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    ASUS at the Computex 2018 in Taiwan announced VivoWatch BP (HC-A04), the company's latest smartwatch with built-in ECG and PPG sensors. It also provides  real-time blood pressure measurements in 15 seconds. It features ASUS HealthAI technology to help users keep track of their blood pressure and health stats – such as heart rate, sleep quality, activity data, and de-stress index –- while also providing suggestions for a better lifestyle. It can also track heart rate, sleep quality and fitness/activity. The company says that it is built with medical-grade materials, and is 70% smaller and 50% lighter than current wrist-mounted blood pressure monitors. It promises battery life of 28 days under "normal" usage, which is more than double compared to its VivoWatch. It has a color LCD display with power-efficient microcontroller unit (MCU) and high-reflective display.It also has IP67 ratings for dust water resistance. It comes with GPS tracking that lets you share location with family members, and is also useful for running and other activities without relying on your phone. The VivoWatch BP comes in Black, Gray, Green, Blue, Maroon colors, is priced $169 (Rs. 11,350 approx.) and will be available first in Asia starting from Taiwan by end of July, with Europe following in August.


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    Apple at the WWDC 2018 event has announced the ARKit 2 platform which would allow developers to integrate shared experiences, persistent AR experiences, object detection, and image tracking to make AR apps even more dynamic. The company is also introducing a new measure app for iOS which uses AR to measure the size of real-world objects. With the new persistent AR experiences, users can start an AR puzzle on a table and come back to it later in the same state, or tackle an interior decorating project over multiple days without having to start over. It also brings shared experiences that make things, even more, engaging on iPhone and iPad, allowing multiple users to play a game or collaborate. It allows developers to add a spectator mode which will allow users to view the AR gameplay. ARKit 2 also extends support for image detection and tracking; this makes it possible to detect 3D objects like toys or sculptures, and adds the ability to apply reflections of the real world onto AR objects automatically. This makes AR experience even more realistic. The company is also introducing a new Measure app in iOS 12, and this uses AR to quickly gauge the size of real-world objects similar to a tape measure. The new ...


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