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Home MobilesMobiles Features Harpreet Singh, 28 April 2017 Highlights iPhone 7 Plus got a big discount
LED TVs are also on sale right now
A Sony soundbar is currently available at a low price This week we have great deals on the iPhone 7 Plus, high-resolution audio headphones, Sony 2.1 soundbar, LG Smart LED TV, and a lot more.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB
It's that time of the year again. If you've waited all this while for a decent discount on the iPhone 7 Plus, your wait is almost over. The iPhone 7 Plus 128GB black is currently down to Rs. 62,085 (effective after cashback) at Paytm. This is pretty good considering the next best offer without a cashback is currently at Rs. 68,000 (available on Snapdeal). The iPhone 7 Plus features dual rear cameras (12MP) and a 7MP front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch display, and is powered by Apple's A10 processor, supported by 3GB of RAM. The iPhone 7 Plus is a good buy at this price if you are not considering spending full amount on the new iPhone that is expected to launch later this year.
Price: Rs. 62,085 (effective after cashback)
Link: Paytm
Sony HT-CT790 2.1 soundbar
Sony's premium HT-CT790 2.1 soundbar is currently down to Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 30,990) on Flipkart. The soundbar ships with a subwoofer and wall mounting brackets. You can hook it up with a laptop, mobile device, PC or a big-screen TV. The soundbar is capable of playing just about every possible audio format including FLAC, ALAC, AAC, and others. The soundbar also comes with a remote control. You can connect your mobile devices with the soundbar using a Bluetooth connection. The soundbar includes supported for both wired and wireless internet, Miracast, Google Cast, and Spotify Connect.
Price: Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 30,990)
Link: Flipkart
LG 43-inch full HD smart LED TV
LG's 43-inch full HD smart LED TV is a favourite of any online store's promotional sale this year. This time the offer is back on Flipkart, and the exchange offer seems to be the icing on the cake. Currently down to Rs. 37,999 (MRP Rs. 50,900), you can get an additional Rs. 12,000 off using the exchange offer. What's more? You also become eligible for a new Tata Sky HD connection at a discounted price of Rs. 1049 (regular Rs. 1895). There's an additional 5% extra discount for Axis Bank Buzz credit card users. The TV comes with two HDMI ports and a single USB port. The 43-inch IPS display panel runs at a resolution of 1920×1080. If you are in the market for a smart TV at a discounted price, the LG 43-inch smart LED TV seems like a great fit.
Price: Rs. 37,999 (MRP Rs. 50,900)
Link: Flipkart
Sony MDR-100AAP on-ear headphones
Amazon is offering the Sony MDR-100AP on-ear high-resolution headphones at a discounted price of Rs. 6,899 (MRP Rs. 12,990) to its Prime members. The Prime exclusive Lightning deal will run for around 12 hours. We're expecting other colours to get a similar deal later this weekend. The headphones are powered by 40mm titanium-coated HD drivers. If you like your music with a lot of decent bass, these headphones won't disappoint you. There's a built-in microphone that lets you make and receive phone calls with the headphones. The headphones also ship with a carrying pouch from Sony.
Price: Rs. 6,899 (MRP Rs. 12,990)
Link: Amazon
HTC Desire 10 Pro 64GB
Paytm is selling the HTC Desire 10 Pro at a discounted price of Rs. 18,052 (MRP Rs. 27,990). The Desire 10 Pro ships with a 5.5-inch display, a 20MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing camera. The's on-board memory is worth 64GB, while it runs on an oct-core 64-bit processor, supported by 4GB of RAM. The display runs at a full HD resolution, on an IPS panel with Gorilla Glass protection at the top. These are pretty decent specifications if you are looking for a big-screen smartphone at the Rs. 20,000 price point.
Price: Rs. 18,052 (MRP Rs. 27,990)
Link: Paytm
VU 32-inch LED TV
If you're looking to add a relatively cheap display at your house or the office, VU's 32-inch HD ready LED TV is currently down to Rs. 13,999 (MRP Rs. 17,000) on Flipkart. You can also get up to Rs. 8,000 off with the exchange offer. It's one of the cheapest yet decent looking LED TVs you can buy in the market currently, in case you are not bothered about a full HD resolution. The TV features an A+ grade IPS panel, 178 degree viewing angle, and 12W speaker with surround sound. The TV offers support for two HDMI ports and a single USB port.
Price: Rs. 13,999 (MRP Rs. 17,000)
Link: Flipkart
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The escalation forced Qualcomm to slash its financial forecast for its current quarter to account for the loss of about $500 million of lucrative royalty revenue. Qualcomm developed and owns the rights to many cellular and mobile phone communications technologies and its royalty division brings in 80% of its pre-tax profit. On the iPhone, Qualcomm's licensing agreements are with Apple&#..

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Home MobilesMobiles News Associated Press, 28 April 2017 YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child.
It's not yet clear whether a recent ad boycott of YouTube will be short-lived or the start of a long-term shift away from the video service – one that could undercut Google's growth and that of its corporate parent, Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet's first-quarter results, released Thursday, provided few clues. Major advertisers didn't start pulling their money from YouTube until the three-month period was nearly over.
The company's earnings rose 29 percent to $5.4 billion while revenue climbed 22 percent to $24.8 billion. Shares surged nearly 5 percent, to $933, in Thursday's extended trading.
Cloud over YouTube
But the fallout from the YouTube boycott is likely to be felt through the rest of this year. Skittish advertisers have curtailed their spending until they are convinced Google can prevent their brands from appearing next to extremist clips promoting hate and violence.
“There is no entity in the world that is more risk averse than a senior marketing person,” says Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University in New York. “They don't want to go with a media choice that presents problems for a brand, and they don't have to because they have many other choices.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told analysts during a Thursday review of the first quarter that the company has had “thousands and thousands” of conversations with advertisers as YouTube takes steps to protect their brands. “We are evolving overall to a better place,” Pichai said.
At another point, he assured analysts that YouTube is still experiencing “extraordinary” growth without providing specifics.
Even if YouTube continues to lose advertisers, it won't leave a huge dent in Alphabet's earnings. That's because marketers are expected to keep feeding the company's golden goose – Google's dominant search engine. Ads appearing alongside the billions of search results Google churns out each day still generate most of Alphabet's revenue even as it expands into other fields.
But ad spending has been accelerating at a rapid pace on YouTube over the past two years as brands sought to connect with its audience of more than 1 billion people. Now it looks like things might taper off.
Taking the gloss off
Before the boycott began, YouTube's ad revenue after subtracting commissions was expected to rise 26 percent this year to $7 billion (roughly Rs. 44,960 crores), based on estimates from the research firm eMarketer. Alphabet doesn't disclose YouTube's finances.
Advertisers began to flee YouTube last month, after The Times in London and other media outlets turned up evidence that their brands were appearing alongside clips promoting terrorism and racism.
The findings alerted advertisers that YouTube didn't have adequate technology or staffing to shield brands from some of the appalling material that gets posted on a site that receives 400 hours of video per minute.
“This is an ostrich situation where the ostrich just pulled its head out of the sand,” says Harry Kargman, CEO of Kargo, which helps manage ad campaigns on mobile devices.
Flight of the brands
At one point, about 250 advertisers were boycotting YouTube. (Some also stepped back from a related system that Google operates to place commercials next to videos on outside websites.) The list included big-spending marketers such as PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores, Starbucks, AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, and Volkswagen.
It's unclear how many, if any, of those have returned to YouTube since Google promised to hire more human reviewers and upgrade its technology to keep ads away from repugnant videos.
Both Verizon and AT&T, two companies that are trying to expand their own digital ad networks to compete with Google, told The Associated Press that they are still boycotting YouTube. FX Networks confirmed that it isn't advertising on YouTube either. Several other boycotting marketers contacted by AP didn't respond.
Temporary hit or permanent scar?
Even if advertisers return, Kargman predicted they are unlikely to spend as much as they once did. “It's going to be a slow burn as brands quietly shift their spending away,” he said. “There are now questions about the quality of video on YouTube in the long term.”
Investors, however, apparently aren't too worried so far. YouTube's financial contributions remain a fairly small part of a company expected to generate $87 billion (roughly Rs. 5,87,763 crores) in revenue this year, after subtracting ad commissions.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney estimates the reduced spending on YouTube and Google's ad network for video on third-party sites could reduce Alphabet's net revenue by $300 million, to $1.5 billion, this year.
Some of that spending could shift to Facebook, Mahaney said, although the social network is facing its own challenges trying to block live videos of violence that appall viewers and advertisers alike.
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Samsung, Apple Keep Top Spots in Smartphone Market, Huawei Cements Third Position: IDC Microsoft's Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

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Home MobilesMobiles News Agence France-Presse, 28 April 2017 Highlights Overall smartphone shipments grew 4.3 percent in Q1
2017 market will feel the impact of the new Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung led the market in the first quarter with a 22.8 percent share Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday.
Research firm IDC said overall smartphone shipments grew 4.3 percent in the first quarter, slightly better than its prior forecast, to 347 million units.
“The first quarter smartphone results further prove that the smartphone industry is not dead and that growth still exists,” said IDC analyst Ryan Reith.
“There is no question that 2016 was a pivotal year for the industry as growth dipped to low single digits for the first time. However, we believe the industry will show some rebound in 2017, and the strong first quarter results certainly support this argument.”
Reith said the 2017 market will feel the impact of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship handset, and a widely expected announcement from Apple for its new iPhone later this year.
According to the survey, Samsung led the market in the first quarter with a 22.8 percent share to 14.9 percent for Apple, with little growth for the top two vendors.
But Huawei's sales jumped 21.7 percent to give it a 9.8 percent share, and fellow Chinese makers Oppo and Vivo, the number four and five vendors, respectively, also boosted their sales.
IDC said the bulk of smartphone growth is likely to come from low-cost handset makers.
“Although we have seen an abundance of premium redesigned flagships that just entered the market, moving forward, we still expect most of the growth to come from more affordable models in a variety of markets,” said IDC's Anthony Scarsella.
“Despite all the popularity and media hype around premium devices, we continue to witness a shift in many companies' portfolios geared towards affordable devices with premium-type styling compared to flagship models.”
He added that makers “have started to implement a single premium design language that ultimately blurs the lines between the high-end and the low-end, allowing the average consumer to jump on the brand without a hefty upfront investment.”
The report is based on preliminary quarterly estimates, with Apple due to report sales figures next week.
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Apple Reportedly in Talks to Launch Money-Transfer Service YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

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Home AppsApps News Reuters, 28 April 2017 Highlights Apple is looking to launch money-transfer service
It will allow iPhone owners to transfer money to other iPhone users
Apple will announce the new service later this year Apple Inc has held talks with payments industry partners about launching a money-transfer service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday.
The service will allow iPhone owners to transfer money digitally to other iPhone users, Recode reported, citing sources familiar with the talks.
Apple will announce the new service later this year, one source told Recode, while another told the website an announcement and launch date may not yet be set.
The service, if launched, would compete with digital money transfer services such as PayPal's Venmo offering, Square Inc's Square Cash, as well as services from big banks.
Apple was also in talks with payments network operator Visa Inc to create its own pre-paid cards to run on the Visa debit network, and tied to the new peer-to-peer service, the Recode report said.
Apple is looking for ways to boost usage of Apple Pay, its mobile payments service, and the debit card could be one way to do that, Recode reported.
Apple Pay usage has been lighter-than-expected since its launch two and a half years ago, the website reported, citing sources from big US banks.
Apple and Visa declined to comment on the report.
© Thomson Reuters 2017
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Prey Demo Opening Hour Impressions: System Shock Meets Deus Ex Samsung, Apple Keep Top Spots in Smartphone Market, Huawei Cements Third Position: IDC

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Home GamesGames Features Rishi Alwani, 27 April 2017 Highlights Prey is developed by Arkane, creator of Dishonored
It has obvious influences from Deus Ex and System Shock
The plot holds promise Don’t let the name fool you, Prey isn’t exactly a brand new game. Instead, it’s a re-imgination of a 2006 first-person shooter by the same name that was developed by Human Head Studios, whose other works included Dungeon Defenders II and the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham Origins.
However, after the rights of the game shifted from then owner 3D Realms to Elder Scrolls and Fallout publisher Bethesda, development responsibilities eventually shifted to Dishonored-maker Arkane Studios.
We use the term ‘eventually’ because a sequel was in development hell for the longest time before finally being scrapped, with 2017’s Prey revealed at E3 last year. And despite the tumultuous history of the series, Prey seems to be promising if our time spent with the Prey Demo: Opening Hour for the PS4 and PS4 Pro is anything to go by.
Prey storylineThe year is 2032 and you find yourself reliving the same day over and over again as Morgan Yu, an employee at TranStar Corporation — a company that harnesses advances in neuroscience to restructure the human brain, granting superhuman abilities via neuromodifications, or neuromods for short.
In the first few minutes, events go awry and you realise you’re in a simulation where every move of yours was being monitored by scientists. In actuality you’re on Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon and you’ve been stripped of your memories. As you would expect, that isn’t the worst part. You need to contend with Typhons – aliens that shape shift into objects of daily use like cups – while dealing with a conspiracy that’s resulted in the death of a host of colleagues, and, of course, save the world while you are at it.

Prey gameplay and combatTo unravel it all, you’ll need an arsenal at your disposal. And while Prey has a number of conventional firearms such as pistol and shotgun, it also has the Gelifoam Lattice Organism Obstructor – or GLOO Cannon as it’s called. This lets you trap enemies where they stand, allowing you to come in close, and pummel them with a melee weapon, such as a wrench. For most part, weapons work as they should. The gunplay feel responsive and effective, barring the shotgun, which could do with more recoil.
And there’s more. It turns out that neuromods don’t just exist for lore purposes. You’ll be using them if you want to survive. From basic upgrades to your health and stamina, or access to elaborate abilities such as being able to slow down time, they’re not too dissimilar to augmentations in Deus Ex or plasmids in BioShock. They’re upgradable using neurmod points and we found them to be welcome additions that add a layer of depth to combat and exploration.
In our early playthroughs of Prey, putting points towards stealth ensured we could sneak past tougher extraterrestrial foes like the Phantom, an extremely dangerous Typhon that could kill us in a few hits, or pooling them towards hacking made us bypass potential enemies altogether by granting us access to new routes.
However you won’t just be antagonised by the Typhon. There’s Alex Yu, your brother, who’s responsible for putting you in a Groundhog Day-esque state to begin with. Naturally, the demo ended before we could figure out why.

Prey (2017) easter eggsAlong the way, there were easter eggs to past games and studios that were responsible for games in the genre. The code 0451, which unlocks your office is from 2000’s Deus Ex, while the quick reveal of the fact that you were in a simulation is not too dissimilar to Deus Ex: Invisible War (no surprise since these three games share the same designer, Ricardo Bare).
There’s more. The term ‘Looking Glass’ which is used in relation to a server that allows you to delve into what exactly happened. Sure Looking Glass servers are real but we can’t help but feel that it’s Arkane’s way of throwing in a reference to Looking Glass Studios — creators of the System Shock series. Aside from the fact that well, Prey’s sci-fi setting is similar to System Shock 2, what with you being one of the few survivors on a space station.
Prey’s inspirations are shamelessly worn on its sleeve, but the demo does a solid job of setting up what to expect. With a promising plot and enthralling set of gameplay mechanics, our interest is suitably piqued. Thankfully we won’t have to wait too long, as Prey comes out on May 5.
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More Vivo V5s Launched, Moto E4 Leaked, iPhone 8 Rumours, and More: Your 360 Daily Apple Reportedly in Talks to Launch Money-Transfer Service

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Home 360daily360daily Features Gadgets 360 Staff, 27 April 2017 Highlights Vivo V5s launched; iPhone 8 and Moto E4 leak yet again
Google has been named India's most attractive employer
Samsung Galaxy S8+ screen replacements could be expensive Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has launched a new selfie-focused smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 18,990, the dual-SIM Vivo V5s will go on sale from May 6. It runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Vivo V5s features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. Vivo V5s has a 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone features a 13-megapixel camera dual-LED flash. It has 64GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM format. The Vivo V5s has a 3000mAh non-removable battery and weighs 154 grams.
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Moto E4, E4 Plus price, specs leaked
The leaks just keep on flowing when it comes to Lenovo's upcoming budget smartphones Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus. A new report claims that the Moto E4 unlocked version is expected to be priced at EUR 150 (roughly Rs. 10,500), while the E4 Plus will come in two variants with the pricing starting at EUR 190 (roughly Rs. 13,300). The Moto E4 is tipped to be an iterative upgrade to Moto E3, while the Moto E4 Plus is expected to have many other changes and even a different design.
iPhone 8 fingerprint sensor not on back panel?
There is no stopping rumours of Apple's upcoming iPhone, presumptively named iPhone 8. The latest leak shows us what is supposedly the schematics of the iPhone 8's internals. The leak claims that the fingerprint sensor will not be on the back panel, which, if true, is a big relief. It also claims that the smartphone will support wireless charging up to 5 metres, something that we'd be slightly less inclined to believe at this point.
TRAI to consult on rules for new mobile operators
Several issues have emerged since Reliance Jio launched in the Indian market. The telecom operator offered its services for free for around six months and that didn't go down too well with competition. Now telecom regulator TRAI plans to start a consultation to frame rules on new operators offering free services during the trial period before launch. The number of subscribers an operator should be allowed to have during the trial period is one of the issues that will be taken up.
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Galaxy S8+ screen replacement cost, and Samsung's new texting app
Buying the Samsung Galaxy S8+? You might want to get a tough armour of a case. A new report claims that the screen replacement costs for this smartphone will be much higher than its predecessor. The material costs of this smartphone are reportedly higher as well, so perhaps there may be a grain of truth to this latest report. Combine this with reports that the new Samsung flagships are 'extremely susceptible to cracking' and you get a fair idea of what can go wrong.
In other news, Samsung appears to be working on a new In-Traffic Reply app that automatically sends text replies to texts and calls that arrive while you're driving. The app can reportedly detect when you're on the road via GPS but it's not clear how it differentiates between drivers and passengers in the car.
While all of us see “Don't Text While Driving” stickers on smartphones when we unbox them, many of us conveniently ignore these warnings while driving. It seems like Samsung has now taken matters into its own hands as the company has launched its In-Traffic Reply app that saves users from replying to messages and phone calls while on the road.
Google found to be India's most attractive employer
If you're wondering which company's the best employer in India, then Google may be the answer if a new survey is to be believed. According to the Randstad Employer Brand Research 2017, Google India is the country's most attractive employer, followed by Mercedes-Benz India. The survey touches upon several aspects of jobs in India, such as in which sector employees are most likely to stick to their jobs. This offers some valuable insights on the Indian workforce across sectors, so you should definitely read the report.
Don't install Windows 10 Creators Update manually: Microsoft
If you're the kind of person who always wants to stay on the bleeding edge and installs the latest updates manually on your PC, you might want to reconsider your approach. Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update earlier this month and has now asked people to avoid installing the update manually. The company has said that there are some issues with the update and not everyone will be able to fix these. The recommended approach is to wait for the update to arrive automatically, which will presumably be when all issues have been fixed.
Instagram now has 700 million users
Instagram is growing at a rapid pace. The company has revealed that it added 100 million users in the last four months, and its overall user base has grown to 700 million. That means it has added 200 million users since June last year. This could partly be driven by promotions in the main Facebook app, where people can see an install Instagram prompt in the news feed if they don't have the app. Features such as Stories, live video, and disappearing messages in Direct have helped it grow, Instagram says.
Nintendo Switch expected to be a big success, like Super Mario Run
Nintendo appears to have turned a corner with the release of the Nintendo Switch gaming console. The company has said that it expects to sell around 13 million units by the end of March 2018, which is a big number for the first year for any gaming console. The strong initial sales momentum is raising industry expectations that the Switch could repeat the success of the Wii, which sold 20 million units in the first year and over 100 million overall. In more good news for the company, Super Mario Run has almost reached 150 million downloads across Android and iOS. While the game may not have been as big a financial success as the company wanted, it surely has been fairly popular across the world.
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Home AppsApps Features Gadgets 360 Staff, 27 April 2017 Highlights Fallout Shelter has the dark humour of its console and PC counterparts
Shadowrun Returns' setting is immersive, even on smaller screens
Downwell is more complex than your average mobile game Google Play might be one of the largest gaming platforms today, but most games on it suffer from one major drawback — you need a persistent Internet connection to play them. For popular titles like Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run, you will need to be connected via cellular plan or on Wi-Fi to experience them.
There are many reasons for this – some games are downloading data from the Internet, while others have leagues and use the online connection to make sure no one is cheating. But it can be really annoying, it wastes data, and also, if you're on the move or on a plane, you can't play your favourite game. However, not all games need you to be online to play, so we decided to come up with a list.
In this list, you'll find everything you want. Some games deliver hours of gameplay, while others are great for a quick, stackable fix before moving on to other tasks. Plus, an online component, if any, isn't crucial to the experience either (as in the case with Minecraft and Alto's Adventure), allowing you to sync your progress when you do want to claim any such benefits. Here are five of the best games for Android that you can play without an Internet connection.
1. Fallout Shelter

With its origins on the PC before being reinvented for modern day consoles and even VR, the Fallout series is everywhere. And while its mobile debut is a far cry from the role-playing shenanigans of its bigger brothers, Fallout Shelter has you building and managing a nuclear shelter. You’ll send explorers out for supplies, protect against raiders, and ensure your growing populace is happy and productive. Much like if SimCity took place in a post-apocalyptic future but with giant roaches, and minus the need for an Internet connection.
Price: free (with in-app purchases)
2. Alto’s Adventure

Endless runners are a dime a dozen on Android, but Alto’s Adventure stands out for being a well-crafted gem that you can play offline. With stellar art direction and a slick soundtrack, being a free download just adds to the appeal. If you're having trouble mastering the game or if you've just started and want some tips to get started, we have you covered.
Price: free (with in-app purchases)
3. Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Minecraft for mobile devices might have as many features just yet, Minecraft: Pocket Edition manages to deliver a huge open-world for you to create structures and oddities as well as survival mode that has you up against enemies. While you can play with friends online, you can play it alone without an Internet connection. The sheer amount of content available makes it worth checking out.
Price: Rs. 479.56 (developer Mojang has free trials from time to time)
4. Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns takes place in an age where magic meets tech and mythical creatures like elves and orcs live amongst humans. There are ruthless corporations, corrupt government employees, and sinister cults that flesh out the game world as well as a plot that has you solving a murder that turns into something a lot grander. This turn-based fantasy role-playing game is backed up with an assortment of abilities such as hacking and a slick conversation system that ensures you won’t be just resorting to combat to progress. The fact that you can play it offline further sweetens the deal.
Price: Rs. 125.45
5. Downwell

As the name implies, Downwell has you exploring the depths of a well for treasure. Except you have guns in your boots and monsters to kill as you go further. It’s an unreal premise that that works well thanks to the responsive controls and fast-paced gameplay. If you’re looking for a title with a greater sense of complexity than your average runner, look no further. And yes, like every other game on this list, you can play Downwell offline too.
Price: Rs. 200
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Is Now the Best Time to Switch to iPhone in India? Google Found to Be India's Most Attractive Employer by Randstad Survey

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Home PodcastsPodcasts Features Pranay Parab , 27 April 2017 In India, iPhone prices aren't at their usual sky high levels anymore. Most iPhones are currently available at a discount of around Rs. 10,000 over their previous levels. Phone experts Jamshed Avari, Rishi Alwani, and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss why this is happening and whether people should buy an iPhone in India right now.
We start by talking about the big discounts on iPhone SE and why the price is so low at the moment. We talk about the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 as well, and why buying iPhone SE could perhaps be a better idea. Jamshed and Rishi explain why the prices are fluctuating and comment on this apparent revision in pricing strategy by Apple.
Then we talk about the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus price drops. Both smartphones are now available online at well below their MRP. Rishi talks about several of his friends who didn't buy iPhone 7 at launch and how this pricing could make them change their minds.
Aditya then mentions the prices of competing Android smartphones and how their prices are also quite low right now. He shares his recommendations for those who would rather not switch to iPhone. We also talk about some upcoming Android phones that might actually be better alternatives.
That's all for this week's episode of Orbital, which you can subscribe to via iTunes or RSS, or just hit the play button below.

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