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The Top IPhone And IPad Apps On App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Minecraft, Mojang

2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd

4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi

5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules

6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio

7. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH

8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB

9. True Skate, True Axis

10.Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

Top Free iPhone Apps:

1. Among Us!, Innersloth LLC

2. ZOOM Cloud Meetings, Zoom


4. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC

5. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.

6. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.

7. Snapchat, Snap, Inc.

8. Discord – Talk, Chat, Hang Out, Discord, Inc.

9. Messenger, Facebook, Inc.

10. Gmail – Email by Google, Google LLC

Top Paid iPad Apps:

1. Procreate, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd

2. Minecraft, Mojang

3. GoodNotes 5, Time Base Technology Limited

4. Notability, Ginger Labs

5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi

6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB

7. Five Nights at Freddys, Clickteam, LLC

8. Toca Life: Hospital, Toca Boca AB

9. Toca Kitchen 2, Toca Boca AB

10. Toca Life: Neighborhood, Toca Boca AB

Top Free iPad Apps:

1. Among Us!, InnerSloth LLC

2. ZOOM Cloud Meetings, Zoom

3. Acrylic Nails!, Crazy Labs

4. Stair Run, Voodoo

5. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC


7. Google Chrome, Google LLC

8. Papers Grade Please!, Lion Studios

9. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.

10. Disney+, Disney

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Reliance Jio Sets Exemplary Aatmanirbhar Benchmark, Brings India Closer to 5G

Earlier today, Reliance Jio and Qualcomm announced a partnership that sees Jio Platforms making use of Qualcomm’s virtualised, scalable radio access network technology to test Jio 5G New Radio services in India. The tests saw Reliance Jio achieving speeds of over 1Gbps, hence achieving a new milestone in India’s mobile internet connectivity saga. Subject to spectrum allocation and final trials, Reliance Jio is now leading India’s charge towards the latest connectivity services, and it is this that affirms the exemplary benchmark that Reliance Jio has set for prime minister Narendra Modi’s call for promoting aatmanirbhar practices.

In July, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President of product, payments and The Next Billion venture at Google, said at the Google For India 2020 conference that the technology giant will help develop a “high quality, low cost” smartphone that will squarely target the millions of feature phone users in India. Following this up, Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, welcomed Google as an investor and strategic partner for Jio Platforms at the RIL AGM 2020 keynote hosted virtually in July itself.

The foremost partnership between the two companies focused on development of exactly what Sengupta spoke about earlier, with Ambani affirming that Google and Jio Platforms will collaboratively develop a custom operating system that will power smartphones squarely targeting the next billion users. Now, Qualcomm has joined the party with its trusted technologies and expertise in building connectivity solutions. In combination, with partners such as Qualcomm and Google, Jio is poised to herald a new generation of connectivity and devices in India. The move aligns with the government’s Digital India vision.

To account for the journey so far, with Google’s partnership, expectations suggest that the range of to-be-unveiled affordable smartphones can be a disruptive product in a market that has seen the appeal of sub-Rs 5,000 smartphones fade away in India due to a lack in returns. Key to this promise is the announcement of Jio 5G – India’s first and fully made-in-India 5G network infrastructure that simultaneously removes the need for India to source 5G technology from foreign players such as China’s Huawei. Now, with a partner like Qualcomm, Jio 5G is poised to be a robust service that is at par with global standard connectivity solutions.

Not only will the said 5G smartphones be affordable, said Ambani, but will also be ready to make the most of 5G connectivity to offer real-life, appealing use cases for users that are still part of the feature phone demographic in India. With easy 5G deployment with Qualcomm, it now appears that both hardware and connectivity stands to benefit.

To understand the possible impact of Jio’s present progress, it is important to note how India’s mobile telephony industry is shaped right now. A highly attractive market for smartphone manufacturers by virtue of a unique demand for value-driven products, India has roughly 400 million smartphone users, while feature phone users outnumber them by a slim margin, according to IDC data. The 450 million-odd feature phone users are those for whom smartphones are so far a liability, and surplus to their requirements.

Feature phones, for instance, offer super-long battery life and reliable sturdiness. Additionally, smartphones so far have failed to offer appealing-enough use cases for these users, as a result of which, despite there being a massive segment of people in the country who are yet to jump on to the smartphone and data connectivity bandwagon, the adoption of smartphones have seen a slowdown in recent times.

It is this that Jio and Google’s partnership will address. With 5G connectivity, sectors like agriculture, education and healthcare will receive major boosts in terms of using technology to their benefits. Agriculture, for instance, can use 5G connectivity to get real-time weather updates, prediction on natural disasters, analysis of crop growth and more, all of which can significantly contribute to a healthier rate of produce for farmers.

In education, the Covid-19 pandemic has already underlined the need for remote education technologies. With the advent of 5G, it will become even more feasible to reach out to fringe areas and impart education to students. Even teachers can receive development training through remote platforms, and in comparison to what they could have achieved physically, will be able to address far larger groups of students in sessions. Students themselves will get access to real-time, immersive learning media, which can enhance their interests in topics.

Healthcare, similarly, can receive a strong boost in non-metropolitan areas with remote doctor consultations, and remote surgical procedures that a doctor can undertake. At the centre of all this are smartphones.

With strong use cases at hand, it is Jio and Google’s promise of a low cost device that can beckon the feature phone users to finally upgrade. The benefits of availing a smartphone will become evident, which in turn can lead to a steep rise in the adoption of smartphones in markets where feature phones still rule the roost. The co-developed, specially adapted operating system will also enhance the overall user experience and interface, far better than what Google could achieve with its Android Go venture. Now, with Qualcomm joining the party, the promise is stronger than ever before.

With partners like Qualcomm and Google, Jio stands at the cusp of India’s digital revolution, at the centre of which is the upcoming generation of 5G technologies. is part of Network18 Media & Investment Limited which is owned by Reliance Industries Limited that also owns Reliance Jio.

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Google is rolling out this popular Pixel 5 feature to older Pixel phones

Google is reportedly rolling out the Portrait Light feature that was introduced in Pixel 5 smartphone to older Pixel phones like Pixel 2,3 and 4. As per a report by Android Police, several older Pixel phone users have got the Portrait Light with an update to Google Photos. It can be accessed under the editing options.
This feature automatically pops out when there’s only when a person is detected in a portrait-like photo. This doesn;t mean that all Portrait mode photos will automatically get this editing feature. The feature comes on its own when Google’s algorithm decides that the photo can be better using the Portrait Light feature.
Camera wise, Google Pixel 5 offers almost the same set-up as Google Pixe 4a: a dual rear camera setup sporting 12.2MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 16MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens.It comes with New “portrait light” effect and improved video stabilization. On the front of the phone, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 lens. Both the rear and front cameras offer up to 4K video recording support.
Google Pixel 5 comes with a 6-inch FHD+ OLED display, with 90Hz refresh rate and runs Android 11 out-of-the-box. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip. There’s 8GB of RAM backed by 128GB of internal storage and 4080 mAh battery. The phone comes with a reverse-charging feature called Battery Share. This means Pixel 5 owners can use their phone to charge supported devices. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack in the phone, users get a USB-C port at the bottom of the phone.

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YouTube is changing the way you can fast forward watching videos on Android phones

If you need to skip a certain portion of a video or move ahead the timeline, you usually tap to a certain point of time on the seek or simply hold and drag the red dot on the seek bar to particular time. However, YouTube is changing this on Android phones, as per a report by Android Police.
Android phone users will not be able to tap to a point of time on the seek bar to fast forward or skip watching a certain time period of a video. If you wish to skip, you will have to hold the red dot and drag it. This was already the case for iPhones, but Android users had the option to tap on the timeline.
As per YouTube, disabling tap to seek will help prevent accidental taps that leads to a frustrating experience. Also, YouTube wants to offer a consistent experience across both Android and iOS.
“We heard that a single tap to move the progress bar caused a lot of frustration with accidental taps. Now you can tap, hold, and slide the progress bar — the red dot will track your movement and once you lift your finger, the video will jump to that point in the video,” a FAQ entry by a product expert was quoted in the report by Android Police.
Meanwhile, a report by Bloomberg claims that Google may be preparing YouTube to sell products directly. Youtube is flooded with product videos. Be it toys, electronics, clothes, cosmetics and others, you will find videos of every kind of product on YouTube. Now, instead of YouTubers telling you to click the Amazon link to buy a certain product, Google wants to convert YouTube into an e-commerce site altogether.

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Google Pixel 5 Early Buyers Are Reporting an Odd Gap Between Display and Body

Source: Google Support forum

Source: Google Support forum

Several Google Pixel 5 users claimed that the gap between the display and body was prominent at the top-left corner.

  • Last Updated: October 20, 2020, 19:40 IST


Abhik Sengupta

Some early buyers of the newly launched Google Pixel 5 phones are reporting a strange gap between the phone’s display and the frame. As per photos available on Google Support and XDA forums, the gap in most cases appears to on the top-left side of the smartphone, near the front camera setup. However, some units have gaps on both top left and right corners as well as the bottom left corner of the smartphone. Notably, the Pixel 5 review unit received by Android Police reports the same gap between the screen and the body. “Issue only applies to the top left for me – top right looks totally fine,” a user on Google Forum said. Another Pixel 5 user on the Google Support forum claimed that screen gap persisted even after exchanging the phone. “New one has arrived and exactly the same issue. This one is exactly the same with a gap in between screen and casing on left corner, not massive but noticeable if you look closely,” the user added.

At the moment, the exact number of affected users remain unclear, and Google is also yet to share details over the Pixel 5’s screen gap “problem.” If the odd gap between the screen and the body is indeed a big issue, it compromises the phone’s IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. At the moment, the Google Pixel 5 phone is available in countries including Australia, Canada, and the US. The latest smartphone by Google will not come to India as the company revealed in August.

Additionally, 9to5Google reports that the screen gap on the Pixel 5 is limited to phone’s black colour variant. However, some units in Sorta Sage colour also showed the same gap. To recall, the Google Pixel 5 sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It includes dual rear camera setup (12-megapixel + 16 megapixel) and a single 8-megapixel snapper at the front for selfies and video calling. The phone’s price starts at $699 (approx Rs. 51,400) and comes in Black and Sorta Sage colour options

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Durga Puja AR Filters on Instagram: Facebook and Instagram launch features and content programming for Durga Puja

Facebook and Instagram have launched a bundle of features and content programming for virtual Durga Puja celebrations. These include AR filters and stickers to create Stories, Reels, Facebook posts and programming on specific hashtags like #DurgaPujo2020, #ShubhoMahalaya, #FBDurgaPujo, #IGDurgaPujo.
The new bundle of features include:
‘Pujaparikrama’ AR effect: This effect allows people to virtually experience the Pujo and pandal festive experience.
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Durga Pujo’ AR effect: This effect lets you switch between Ma Durga and an Asuram, with a casual tilt of your head; to express your moods/ personas or indulge in some fun reels and stories.
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Durga Pujo GIFs
Facebook and Instagram have launched Durga Pujo GIFs which are searchable with the word ‘Pujo’. These are designed to capture the spirit of the pujo from key days such as Saptami, Ashtami to key festive moments like Dhanuchi Naach’ and ‘Sindur Khela’.

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itel: Itel launches A48 and A25 Pro smartphones, price starts Rs 4,999

Smartphone makes Itel has launched the A48 and A25 Pro smartphones for Rs 5,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively. The company also launched the Vision 1 phone for Rs 6,699 and the A23 smartphone for Rs 3,799.
The Itel A48 smartphone features a 6.1-inch HD+ IPS Waterdrop full screen display with in-cell technology and 2.5D TP lens. Running on the latest Android 10 (Go Edition), Itel A48 is powered with 1.4GHz quad-core processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB. The smartphone comes equipped with dual 5MP AF rear camera with LED flash and 5MP selfie camera. The phone also comes with dual security features like fast face unlock and multifunctional fingerprint sensor.
The Itel A25 Pro features a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Running Android Pie 9.0 (Go Edition) OS, the Itel A25 Pro is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core processor for better performance and connectivity and comes with the support of 4G VoLTE/ViLTE across all operator bands of India. As for memory, the phone comes equipped with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The Itel A25Pro smartphone comes equipped with a 5MP AI rear camera and 2MP selfie camera. The phone is backed by a 3020mAh battery.
Arijeet Talapatra, CEO, Transsion India, said, “Our smartphones A23, A25 Pro, A48 and Vision 1 have been launched to provide best of value at a price point which is one of the best in the industry along with a variety of new range of smart gadgets and TVs.”

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Avita Liber V14 Laptop With 10-Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM Launched: Price, Availability & More

The Avita Liber V14 laptop by Avita has been launched on Flipkart amid the ongoing Big Billion Days sale. Similar to its previous models, the new Avita Liber notebook features a sleek body and comes with a 14-inch display that has slim bezels on all sides of the panel. The laptop comes in a single Navy Blue finish and weighs just 1.25 kg. There’s also a 1-megapixel web camera for video calling.

The Avita Liber V14 laptop is currently retailing on Flipkart for Rs. 62,990 and customers can also select standard EMI as well as no-cost EMI options. The no-cost EMI option is available for up to 9 months with major banks such as ICICI, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, SBI, Kotak Bank, and more. Flipkart is also offering an exchange offer of up to Rs. 15,650 along with 10 percent extra discount with an SBI debit and credit card. Customers with Flipkart Axis Bank credit card and Axis Bank Buzz credit card can further enjoy 5 percent of cashback and instant discount, respectively.

Coming to the specifications, the Avita Liber V14 laptop sports a 14-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixel) LED-backlit display (with no touch support) and runs Windows 10 Home out-of-the-box. It is powered by the 10th-generation Intel Core i10510U processor coupled with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The graphics on the laptop is handled by the Intel Integrated UHD graphic card. Connectivity options on the Avita Liber V14 include two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB Type-C port and one HDMI port. There’s also a microSD card reader on the left side of the laptop.

Other options on the Avita Liber V14 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and built-in microphone as well as dual speakers. The laptop also comes with a 4,830mAh Li-ion battery that is touted to last for up to 10 hours on a single charge. It has a backlit keyboard and fingerprint sensor for biometric security.

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100 Lucky Buyers to Get 100% Money Back on New Smartphones

Flipkart is giving 100 customers a chance to get a “phone for free” amid the ongoing Big Billion Days sale. The 100 percent money-back offer on is valid only till tonight (October 20) 11:59 PM and to avail the scheme, customers need to purchase a phone of any cost from the platform during the offer period. However, 100 customers selected as winners will receive only an e-gift voucher worth the price of the smartphone and will not get paid in cash or any other form.

The e-commerce giant further explains that during the offer period, every 3000th, 6000th, 9000th and so on customer will be selected as the winner. “If Flipkart is not able to identify 100 winners from the orders placed, Flipkart shall have the discretion to start the selection from the beginning again and choose every 501st customer as the winner,” the company added. The list of winners will release on November 30 and customers will need to check the list on this link. It is important to note that winners are not going to be notified by the platform, the company stated. The 100 percent money back offer on phones by Flipkart is available users across India except for customers in Tamil Nadu. Additionally, it is available for end-users and not resellers. The company in a promotional poster also highlight that the contest is applicable only for delivered order and not for cancelled orders.

During the Big Billion Days sale, the e-commerce giant has listed a variety of smartphones from brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, and more. Similarly, several smartphones are witnessing a price cut coupled with other sale deals, that effectively brings down the price of the device even further below. For instance, at the beginning of the sale window, Flipkart was offering iPhone SE for as low as Rs. 20,000, nearly Rs. 7,000 lower than the selling price of Rs. 27,999.

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Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Sports Edition with 17 sports modes launched

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi recently launched its Mi Watch Revolve in India. The company has now launched a new smartwatch in China. The smartphone maker has launched the Sports Edition of its Mi Watch Color. The Mi Watch Color Sports Edition comes with a price tag of 699 yuan (Rs 7,680) and it comes in Black, Space Blue and Ivory colour options with matching TPU straps. The smartwatch is already up for sale in China.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Sports Edition comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 454×454 pixel resolution. The display of the smartwatch is protected with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
The device offers 120 different watch faces and is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. The wearable comes equipped with a heart rate sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, barometric sensor and ambient light sensor.
The Mi Watch Color Sports Edition is capable of sleep tracking, fitness tracking and it also offers 17 different sports modes and 100 extended sports modes. The device also features a SpO2 sensor which helps in monitoring the oxygen level in the body.
The company has also included its own Xiaomi voice assistant in the smartwatch for better user experience. The smartwatch also comes with a 12nm GPS chip which supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. The wearable also has NFC support for payments.
The Mi Watch Color Sports Edition weighs 32.5 grams and is also water resistant. The wearable is backed by a 420 mAh battery which promises to offer 16 days of battery life on a single charge.

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