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Oppo 71 with 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 450 Launched at Rs 9,990

Oppo’s next budget smartphone is all set to hit the selves. The company has launched Oppo A71 smartphone in Indian markets at a price tag of Rs 9,990. The phone is packed with AI-based features dubbed “upgraded A.I. Beauty Technology”. The phone however lacks at univisium display and comes with thick bezels on the top and bottom of the display.

Oppo 71 Launched with AI Features

The Oppo 71 flaunts a metal unibody design and is available for buyers via Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal in Gold and Black colour variants.

Oppo 71 Configuration

On specs front, the phone Oppo A71 features a 5.2-inch HD display with a 1280 x 720p Resolution. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC and 3GB RAM. On storage front, the phone packs a 16GB onboard storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. The phone runs ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat and houses a massive 3000mAh battery.

During the launch Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India said:

“We invest immense focus on bringing our fans and consumers the best photography experience together with exquisite design. We have been leading the Selfie industry in the Indian market with our products for which we have received an overwhelming appreciation, especially from the youth. With the launch of Oppo A71(3GB), equipped with AI Beauty Technology and stronger performance we are confident to take our efforts a step-ahead in our selfie journey”

Oppo 71 Camera and Connectivity

On camera front, the phone flaunts a 13MP rear single rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the phone has a 5MP front-facing camera on front with f/2.4 aperture lens. Unfortunately, the dual-SIM phone won’t have a

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Instagram to Let You Share Others’ Posts in Your Stories

Instagram users can now share others’ post in their stories, thanks to a new feature that Instagram is all set to bring to the platform. The feature will work with public Instagram accounts and is being tested with a select group of users.

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A tech crunch report surfaced referring an Instagram post that said- “We are always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram.”

As already stated, the feature will only be working with the public Instagram accounts. And if they don’t want their posts to be shared this way, Instagram will give them an option as well.

To recall, Instagram’s text-only Stories feature was launched in January and began allowing users to follow hashtags in December. It’s also rumored that Instagram will soon release a native re-sharing button however, there is no confirm reports about its launch date.

WordPress Tools & Plugins

15 Ultimate Tools & Plugins to Make Your WordPress Content 10x Better

Writing content is perhaps one of the most time-consuming, tedious and risky tasks a website and WordPress blog can undergo. There’s no telling whether hours and hours of research and work will flop or become a viral sensation that’s shared by millions of users around the world.

15 Ultimate WordPress Tools & Plugins

WordPress Tools & Plugins

However, in the war for creating amazing content, you don’t stand alone. Today, we’re going to explore 15 of the best content creation tools and plugins that are here to help you along every step of the way, enabling you to create 10x better content that you’re producing now, maximising your chances of going viral.

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

The first thing your readers will see and the feature that makes them click is the headline of your posts. You can use this free online tool to paste in your headline and edit it to a 100% rating to make sure it’s as captivating as possible, resulting in maximum hits and clicks.

Cite It In

This is a free online tool you can use to add citations, references and quotes to your content. Cite It In helps you to format these bits of texts, so they fit perfectly into your content. This makes your content look a lot more professional and makes your content easier to read.

Easy Word Count

This free online tool is ideal for tracking and monitoring the word count of your content to make sure that it’s long enough that it’s valuable but not too long that it becomes boring and overwhelming to your readers; one of the most common causes of a high bounce rate.

PrePost SEO

As the name of this WordPress plugin suggests, this is a free plugin you can install into your website to help you optimise and perfect each on e of your content posts to make sure they are ready for being online. You’ll be able to count your links, your keyword density and all forms of data, including meta tags and broken links; everything you could need before posting.

Infogram

An official WordPress plugin, Infogram is the ideal tool that you’ll need to make sure that you’re using high-quality graphics and images in your content posts to make them stand out from the crowd.

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Tips to Prepare for Your First Business Trip

Working for a company, especially a successful one where its name is known and heard throughout its industry, can mean many things for you as its employee. One of the things that you’re bound to experience at some point is travelling overseas for your company, representing its name, its owners, and all of the members of its workforce in a conference that you are being sent to.

iOS 11.2 Update Rollout

iOS 11.2 Update Rollout Brings Apple Pay Cash and Other Features

On Saturday, tech giant Apple rolled out its iOS 11.2 software update with slew of improvements and a few of new exciting additions. The major additions include support for Apple Pay Cash and faster wireless charging.

iOS 11.2 Update Rollout

iOS 11.2 Update Rollout

Apple Pay Cash is a feature that allows iPhone users (iPhone 6 and higher versions) send cash to friends and family over iMessage. This is similar to PayPal’s Venmo. If it’s not showing up in your device update your iOS version to iOS 11.2.

Another cue to be taken is coming in the form of quick and faster wireless charging that company has brought with this update. Following are the list of major additions and fixes in iOS 11.2.

  • Improvements in video camera

Google Play Unveils Best Apps and Games for 2017

As the year 2017 is almost reaching its finish, Google Play has again come up with the list of the most popular mobile apps, games, and other content for 2017. Google does unveil this list every year.

Google Play Best Apps and Games List

Google Play Best Apps and Games List

As per the list, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run was the most downloaded new game of the year. Though, Google didn’t mention how many times the game was downloaded on Google Play Store.  Nintendo though claimed that the game has had more than 200 million downloads across iOS and Android since its launch in December 2016. Google Play Best Apps and Games List.

In top rankings orders, Super Mario Run was followed by Bubble Witch 3 Saga on No. 2, Magic Tiles 3 on number 3, CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars on Number 5, and Ballz on number 6.

The Play Store further rated Moana being the top movie of the year and Game of Thrones was the most popular TV show. Moreover, Kendrick Lamar’s Humble was the top song listed in the Play Store, and Photo Editor — Beauty Camera & Photo Filters was the most downloaded new app.

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Another iOS 11 Autocorrect Bug Changing ‘it’ and ‘is’, Fix is Expected

Recently, iOS 11 users suffered a bug that would suggest “A[?]” whenever “I” was typed into a message. Later, Apple fixed the bug. Now, another autocorrect bug is haunting iOS 11 users. As soon a user types “it” on his iPhone device, the word is automatically corrected to “I.T.”  Even rebooting the device offers no help.

The same issue appears to happen with the word “is” that’s getting an autocorrect suggestion to “I.S” when it’s typed. The only remedy that seems helpful is to visit Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and make “it” and “is” as both the phrase and shortcut.

The trick above doesn’t always work. So, until Apple comes with a bug fix to address the issue, turn off autocorrect feature.

Google Keyboard Gboard Updated

Google Keyboard Gboard Updated with Additional Languages, Sticker Packs

Google’s virtual keyboard Gboard has received new features in the latest update. With the update in place, the keyboard now offers support for 40 additional languages including Japanese. And with the addition, Gboard can now be used to type text in over 120 languages.

Google Keyboard Gboard Updated

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Another noteworthy feature that Gboard has brought in this update is default stickers. Until now, you had to install Allo on your phone to download stickers and use them with the Gboard. Now, the update has altered that limitation as a set of 4 stickers has been added to the keyboard app. These stickers can be used even if Allo is not installed on your smartphone.

Of note, to use Japanese layout of Gboard, you need to update the Gboard update, and if it has not yet been pushed to your device, you can check it out from APKMirror.

Who is winning at Ecommerce– Amazon or Alibaba?

Who is winning at Ecommerce– Amazon or Alibaba?

Ecommerce has transformed the way companies do business and how people shop for goods and services. Amazon in the U.S. and Alibaba in China are the shining stars in global ecommerce.

Amazon was founded as Cadabra in 1994 by and kicked off as an online bookstore in 1995. Jack Ma and 17 other entrepreneurs founded and launched Alibaba as a global wholesale marketplace in 1999.

Both ecommerce giants dominate their respective markets and are expanding into new areas. But who is winning the ecommerce race – Amazon or Alibaba?

Over the years, Amazon expanded its services beyond selling books and publishing services to merchandise such as apparel, consumer electronics, industrial and scientific products, personal care items, and cloud computing services.

Alibaba’s three main sites, Taobao, Tmall, and Alibaba.com, have millions of users and host millions of merchants and businesses.

An infographic by Ecommerce-Platforms  tracks the growth of these ecommerce giants with data and statistics related to market share, employee base, major shareholders, operating countries, traffic, and profits. Let’s take a look at the numbers to see where they stand.

Amazon’s gross merchandise volume (GMV) in the U.S. in 2016 was $147.0 billion (a 31.3% increase from 2015), while Alibaba’s GMV was $547billion (a 22% increase from 2015). The ecommerce giants stood neck-to-neck in terms of total retail sales in their respective markets in 2016- the value of Amazon’s total retail sales in the U.S. in 2016 was $4846 billion, while Alibaba’s total retail sales value in the Chinese market was $4890.01 billion. Also, in 2016, Amazon’s profits stood at $47,722,000 and Alibaba’s at $10,327,000.

Amazon is taking away all the new customers shopping online in the US. Though Alibaba already accounts for more than 80% of all online purchases in China, there is still room for growth as internet penetration is just at 53% in the country.

Nokia 8 to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update Soon

It appears to be great news for Nokia 8 users. HMD Global, the makers of Nokia 8 smartphone announced that they will update all its Nokia smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo soon. Though, there is no mention of the timeline when it will happen.

Nokia 8 to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Rumor mills are suggesting that Nokia 8, for being the most powerful among all HMD entrants, would be the first device to receive the Nokia 8 Android Oreo Update. It’s also not clear if the update will be rolled out for Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 8 or not.

Nokia 8 Android Oreo Update

Therefore, if you own a Nokia 8, get ready for the major Android Oreo update. HMD’s Chief Product Office, Juho Sarvikas confirmed the news via his Twitter handle that after a short beta testing, Nokia 8 will soon receive the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update.

After Nokia 8, HMD’s other devices namely Nokia 7, 6, 3 and 2 could be in the race of getting Oreo 8, though, not necessarily in that order. However, we need to wait for the rollout that could happen in the next couple of months.

Nokia 8 Android Oreo Update

PlayStation App

Sony Redesigns its PlayStation App for Android and iOS

Sony, the leading tech conglomerate has completely redesigned and revamped its PlayStation app for Android and iOs users. The new app is now available to download and update via Google Play Store and Apple App store. So, if you haven’t yet installed the app, download it; or if have one installed, update to the new version.

Sony PlayStation App for iOS and Android

With the latest update to the PlayStation app, Sony has brought more intuitive design to let gaming geeks stay connected to PS4, friends, and your favorite games while on the go.

Sony PlayStation App

CREDIT: PHONEARENA

The updated app has a couple of new tabs at the bottom of the screen. The tabs will make it easier to switch between viewing who’s online, checking notifications, and follow the latest activities and posts from friends and the PlayStation community.

A new central PS button has also been added to allow users fast and easy access to the various features of the app. For instance, just tap the PS button and you can have instant access to the PS Store, as well as the upcoming events window.

Another new announcement that Sony made alongside is the release of new PS4 Second Screen mobile app (Android and iOS). The app will allow users to navigate their PS4’s menu, use the on-screen keyboard and view extra content in compatible games (i.e. maps, radars).

Best Trending Technologies of 21st Century

Best Trending Technologies of 21st Century

Technology in this period of time is advancing by leaps and bounds and it is a tedious task to keep a record of everything.

Transformation of technology has achieved so much velocity that it is creating and executing things which are beyond our imagination.

The progress in the field of technology has empowered us to make products and machines that are consumer-friendly and are really beneficial for the users.

3 Trending Technologies of 21st Century

With the help of technology, people have made a lot of things which consumes less energy and provides more efficiency. Like instead of big bikes and motor vehicles the engineers have introduced an electric moped which enables you to ride even on the footpaths without worrying about the traffic.

If you want to know more about electric mopeds, then make sure to read the Best Electric Mopeds.

In this article, we will provide you all the information you need to know about the best trending technologies of the 21st century. We will tell you all the detailed features and every aspect and scenario the trending technology can work in.

So here is a list of all the amazing and best trending technologies of the 21st century which will provide a large difference in every field of technology and improve our way of living.

DNA Mapping:

DNA mapping is the latest progression in the area of technology because it will allow us to generate DNA maps at origin to decrease complication risks. This technology is an aggregate of single cell examination, big data technology, and nanotechnology.

It is also known as gene mapping. In this method, the scientist tries to identify the distances between the genes and loci of the genes.

Best Trending Technologies of 21st Century

The purpose of the latest gene mapping is to make a collection of molecular markers on their desired or specific positions on the genome.

In this method, the DNA of a living organism is broken down and can be replaced with better characteristics to ensure their survival.

It has a lot of benefits and a far wider reach more than you can ever even imagine. It could replace blood tests providing a more accurate way of detecting diseases.

It can also help in stopping and curing fatal disease of birth and can also be used for curing many other problems in the body.

Artificial intelligence:

Artificial intelligence is the latest progression in the field of robotics and technology and with its promising development many of our dilemmas will surely come to an end.

We can save a lot of time by automating various machines with the help of computer systems or robots with the help of artificial intelligence technology.

Artificial intelligence means development in the computer systems which could execute a number of tasks assigned to them applying human intelligence.

For example, Rulex Robotic Data Correction can find and correct what it believes to be data entry errors in a large database, based on historical records.

Best Trending Technologies of 21st Century

These robots have specific expertise to interact with different conditions. They have the capability of visual perception, decision-making, and speech recognition.

These advanced technologies have empowered us to exhibit remarkable machines which help us make our task accessible and easier to execute.

As we have noticed that some cars which are equipped with artificial intelligence technologies park themselves on their own without a driver.

It is not considered far from now that self-driving cars would be launched which will minimize our driving time.

The introduction of artificial intelligence to the public transportation system will also make rapid advancement in traveling by reducing the travel time and safer vehicles.

Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells:

This technology is one of the best and beneficial technologies of this era. As we all know that solar energy is the

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