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The company is also offering warranty on new Oppo phones up to Rs 2,599, as well cashback and EMI schemes till May 31.

Oppo to resume production at 30 pc capacity, will accept orders through WhatsApp, SMS

The company is also offering warranty on new phones up to Rs 2,599, as well cashback and EMI schemes till May 31.

The concept phone features a 120-degree FullView Edgeless Display with an in-display front camera for selfies.

Vivo releases Apex 2020 concept phone with edgeless display, Gimbal camera

The Vivo Apex 2020 is seen sporting a 48-megapixel Gimbal camera at the back, along with 5-7.5X optical zoom.

Mobile security has become an important matter of concern.

4 companies that safeguard your mobile phone

Unlike computers, mobile security did not receive much attention before.

Samsung will also provide YouTube Premium free for 4 months and Microsoft Office 365 at a discount of 22 per cent along with the 5G -enabled Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.

Samsung's ultra premium Galaxy Z Fold2 5G pre-booking starts September 14

The phone costs Rs 1.5 lakh but Samsung offers a no-cost 12-month EMI on bookings done at its experience stores and on the website.

The price hike only applies to iPhone models that are imported and will not affect those assembled in India such as the iPhone XR and iPhone 7. (Photo | Apple)

High-end iPhones to cost more, as Apple passes on hiked customs duty to buyers

iPhone 11 Pro,11 Pro Max as well as mid-range iPhone 8 series now cost more but iPhone XR and iPhone 7 prices remain unchanged

Gadgets

The DMA’s are D Class digital amplifiers which have a smaller footprint that can save a lot of rack space and hence real estate, air conditioning and power consumption.

INOX to deploy Dolby Multichannel Amplifiers to provide the best in class experience

INOX is also taking the Dolby Atmos roll out further this year.

The Bassbuds Urban, the newest in a line of earbuds and other in-ear wireless audio devices from pTron, are comfortable for the ears both in terms of sound quality as well as fit.

Review | pTron Bassbuds Urban stereo earbuds are a sound buy — good on your ears and your purse

Available on Amazon at Rs 1,599, the latest earbuds from pTron are a good choice for the price.

Mi Dual Driver In-Ear Earphones come with the convenience of a 3 button operation and supports voice assistants.

Xiaomi India launches new Mi Dual Driver in-ear earphones

Comes with dual dynamic drivers, magnetic earbuds and braided cable.

Staying true to their product philosophy, FINGERS has designed the Solitaire with an intense focus on belting out unmatched quality in its segment.

FINGERS launch Solitaire 2.1 wood-encased speakers

Exclusive in design, quality, sound and bass to deliver a pure and exceptional sound experience.

In Other news

Apple is a small player in India, where sales of its smartphones lag those of South Korean rival Samsung. The company currently sells through third-party retailers in India including Amazon, and the country is seen as a huge potential market for the firm due to its giant 1.3-billion population and relatively low number of smartphone owners. (Photo | AP)

Apple to open its first online store in India September 23 well in time for Diwali shopping

Shoppers will be able to get their AirPods, iPads and Apple Pencils engraved in English, Hindi and a range of other Indian languages.

Chinese authorities have not indicated whether they will agree to a transfer of TikTok’s technology to Oracle. But official newspapers criticised the proposed deal this week as bullying and extortion.

ByteDance applies for Chinese licence to sell TikTok stake to Oracle

Beijing tightened control over technology exports last month to gain leverage over Washington’s bid to force a sale of TikTok to US owners.

Weaken/remove encryption, and Facebook will instantly be branded Orwellian. Enforce encryption, and it becomes a lot harder to deal with bad actors on the platform. There are no winners here.

Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

TikTok’s petition speculated that the president was retaliating because of reports the app was used by his critics to snatch up tickets to a Trump rally in Tulsa to which they had no intention of going—an event which belly flopped with significantly fewer people in attendance.

Trump’s order banning TikTok could be blocked by judge

Until July 1, when rumours of a ban first began to circulate, TikTok was adding some 424,000 new US users each day.

Shaming people who get sick or don’t follow the rules in a public health crisis has been a thing since well before coronavirus, researchers say. But the warp speed and reach of social media in the pandemic era gives the practice an aggressive new dimension.

Boy do they like to come after you! Social media won't let you live down your mistakes

Several people who did not wear masks and subsequently got infected with COVID-19 have been hounded on social media.