We already know the iPhone X will be Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever. At $999, it’s $300 more expensive than the iPhone 8, which also happens to be more expensive than regular entry-level new iPhones.

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Home InternetInternet News Manish Singh, 27 September 2017 Highlights Amazon Business is targeted at small and medium sized businesses
Earlier this year, Amazon expanded its offering to cater enterprises
Flipkart and Snapdeal don't have large offerings for businesses Amazon on Wednesday launched its Business marketplace in India, as the company continues to work on expanding its e-commerce offering in the country. Amazon Business will help in the procurement needs of small and medium businesses in the country, the company said.
The new B2B marketplace, called Amazon Business, will feature additional “convenience and value offering” by providing business-only pricing, discounts on bulk quantity purchase, and GST invoices to SMB buyers to claim GST credit, the company said.
Arrival of Amazon Business comes nine months after the company launched a business marketplace targeting enterprises and large businesses in January this year. Both Flipkart and Snapdeal have little offering for business customers in India. Interestingly enough, former Flipkart CTO, Amod Malviya's new startup Udaan is also aimed at small enterprises.
The e-commerce giant says it will provide its business sellers with easy access to over 10 crore (100 million) products in a range of categories including laptops, network storage solutions, electronics, office supplies among others. But perhaps Amazon India handling the GST would appeal more to businesses, something that has been a pain point, ever since it was first introduced. SMBs can register for the business account at no charge.
“With this launch we now have a fully functional B2B marketplace alongside our thriving B2C marketplace to enable the same benefits for business buyers including a vast selection, value, convenience of door step delivery and more,” Manish Tiwary, vice president category management at Amazon India said in a press statement.
The company says it has partnered with leading financial banks that will provide a business credit card with an interest free credit period of up to 45 days, to eligible customers. And Amazon Business will also offer reporting and analytics features, giving customers with insight on purchasing patterns.
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Home MobilesMobiles News Gadgets 360 Staff, 27 September 2017 Highlights The Jio Phone refund will be provided only in a 3-month window
Jio Phone warranty is for one year only
Reliance Retail can track the location and record voices of the users Jio Phone deliveries have supposedly begun, but receiving it might not be such welcome news for some due to the terms and conditions attached by the company to the phone. Jio has revealed that buyers may actually have to end up paying even if they want to return the device, and that it reserves the right to ask for the phone back if it is not being used. Moreover, to claim the refunded Rs. 1,500 security deposit, recharges worth Rs. 1,500 per year are mandatory. While this indeed comes as a surprise to many, there are many points that haven’t received as much attention but certainly deserve so. Here are 10 things we learnt about the Jio Phone by going through the newly updated terms and conditions on the Jio website:
The charges applicable on returning the Jio Phone have already been discussed in detail, with the best way to get your money refunded being using the handset actively for 36 months. However, the company says users only have a 3-month window to handover their Jio Phone unit in order to claim the return. In the site’s T&C section, the company says the phone has to be returned by the recipient “on or after the expiry of thirty six months but before the expiry of thirty nine months from the date of first issue” of the Jio Phone. Jio Phone will be SIM-locked, meaning it is locked to the Jio network and assigned to a fixed number. This would not be a surprise to many, considering the company would want the buyers of its phone to remain on its network. However, the company mentions that it “may, solely at its discretion, allow the use of the JioPhone with any other compatible network from time to time.” If you do not return the handset to the company in this 3-month window after the 3-year period is over, the Rs. 1,500 refundable sum will be forfeited. Jio says the user should remove the SIM card from the handset before handing it over. However, it also says returning the device “does not cancel the Recipient’s service contract with the Authorised Carrier(s),” the carrier here being Jio. The Jio Phone warranty is 1 year from the date of delivery for the handset, and six months on the charger. The warranty will be voided if the handset’s seal, serial number code or date code has been removed, defaced or altered, or if it has been subjected to modifications like rooting, reverse engineering, unlocking, jail-breaking. Reliance Retail (RRL), which will sell Jio Phone, will have access to the device’s “precise geo-location and other information related to your location on a regular basis through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, calendar entries and other technologies and data.” This information can be used to “provide location-related notifications or information you request,” the company says. The location settings on the phone must be turned on for this data collection, and “RRL or location service providers may request that you enable the location settings.” Other OEMs and software companies like Google also use similar terms, so this is pretty standard in that sense. The company and its affiliates “may collect and store recordings of your voice that RRL makes when you use voice commands to control a service.” These recordings can be shared with speech-to-text conversion services on Jio’s behalf to “receive and store certain voice commands.” Users cannot sell, lease, transfer or assign the Jio Phone unit purchased in their name to someone else, says the company. This would prevent grey market sales of the device. It is important to note this in case you plan to return the device after 36 months and claim the refund, or are asked by Jio to give back the device for some reason, since the company requires the recipient to hand over the phone, not anyone else. RRL, its licensees and agents can also collect location data anonymously and in a form that does identify the user. This information may be used by the company or its affiliates to “provide and improve location-based products and services.” User data collected via cookies will be treated as non-personal information, Jio says. Simply by using location-based services on the handset, the user gives the “consent to transmission, collection, maintenance, processing and use of your location data and queries to provide and improve such products and services.” Likewise, using a content app on the phone is a signal to the company that the user has agreed to share consumption data via “cookies, beacons, and other technologies in certain areas.” For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
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Home MobilesMobiles News Gadgets 360 Staff, 27 September 2017 Highlights LG K7i price in India is Rs. 7,990
Mosquito Away technology drives away mosquitoes with ultrasonic sound
It will be available to buy via retail outlets in India LG on Wednesday launched a new K-Series smartphone in India, as it had announced earlier this week. While the LG K3 (2017) and LG K4 (2017) were expected to launch, the company has launched a brand new phone instead – the LG K7i. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its 'Mosquito Away' technology. The LG K7i comes with an additional rear cover bundled in the box that can be placed on the phone when required – it features a speaker that produces ultrasonic frequencies said to drive mosquitoes away. The smartphone is otherwise a budget offering, and runs Android Marshmallow. The LG K7i was launched at the side-lines of Day 1 of the India Mobile Congress, being held in New Delhi.
LG K7i price in IndiaThe LG K7i price in India is Rs. 7,990, and the smartphone will be available across retail outlets in the country. The company has not detailed any launch offers for the smartphone, which will be made available in its Brown colour variant in India. Commenting on the launch, Amit Gujral, Chief Marketing Officer, LG Electronics India, said “LG has always been at the forefront of unique innovations. With this launch, LG is bringing the mosquito away technology closer to the consumers in the form of a mobile device which can be an integral part of their daily lives.”

LG K7i specifications, featuresAs we mentioned, the highlight feature of the LG K7i is its Mosquito Away technology, which uses 30KHz ultrasonic sound waves – said to be harmless to humans – to drive away mosquitoes. The company adds the smartphone has no “harmful chemicals”, and neither were any used in developing it. The technology, which is enabled by the speaker on the additional rear cover, does not require any refills, LG adds. The smartphone can be placed on a stand when the mosquito repellent is activated, as seen below.
As for the LG K7i specifications, the dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5-inch OnCell display, and is powered by an unspecified quad core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The LG K7i has an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card. It features 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB, FM radio, and 3.5mm audio jack as connectivity options. It runs on a 2500mAh battery, measures 144.7×72.6×8.1mm, and weighs 138 grams
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Home MobilesMobiles News Shubham Verma, 27 September 2017 Photo Credit: Droid Life
Highlights Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL will come with dual stereo front speakers
A new Pixel Launcher will also be shipping with these devices
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched on October 4 Google is gradually inching towards the launch of its next generation Pixel smartphones on October 4, which are tipped to be known as Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While there have been multiple leaks pointing out the hardware and software specifications for both the smartphones, we now have more details about the software part, thanks to two separate sources. It has been reported that the new Pixel smartphones will ship with a redesigned Pixel Launcher, in addition to three more features. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are also said to sport dual stereo speakers on the front, a new Always Listening Music recognition feature, and a Portrait Mode for the camera.
Let us first talk about the new look of the Pixel Launcher, which is said to debut with Google's new devices next month. At the time of presentation at Google I/O developer conference this year, a Pixel smartphone was seen running a new Pixel Launcher with Search Bar below the dock and just above the navigation buttons. Artem Russakovskii, the enthusiast behind the Android Police and APKMirror websites, claims the upcoming Pixel smartphones will sport the redesigned Pixel Launcher. In line with this, XDA Developers, prolific tipster Evan Blass, and 9to5Google have also been able to corroborate the same development. Besides, the Google homepage on the Pixel smartphones would have a revamped look and design, Artem has noted.
Google is now looking forward to pack some brand new features, along with the new set of hardware. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now said to feature two stereo speakers – on the top and bottom ends. This has already been spotted in a couple of leaked images earlier, as the California-based giant is perhaps planning to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack on its Pixel phones. In addition to that, the aforementioned sources have also been able to dig out more information about the features that are expected to be in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
Artem, on the basis of his experience with Verizon Pixel 2 for a brief time, and XDA Developers have learnt that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be introduced with a brand new Always Listening Music feature. This feature is essentially a background activity that activates to show you any music on the screen that is being played nearby. It is satisfying on the part of Google Assistant, which still doesn't support music recognition. Those concerned about the privacy will have the option to disable this feature under Settings.
Next up is the anticipated Portrait Mode, which is surprising as the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been spotted sporting just a single camera on the rear side. While it's uncertain how Google is going to work around this kind of a feature, it might become really nifty for the people who have an eye for depth photography. This feature is said to be similar to the Portrait mode seen on iPhone 7 Plus. Among all of the features mentioned above, Artem also confirms the inclusion of 'Squeeze' feature that will launch Google Assistant on the new smartphones. This feature was earlier leaked in July. There will also be an Always-On Ambient Light Display, which is now a part of AOSP root package for Android Oreo and can be enabled on the devices running it.
While the previous leaks have also pointed out about the tentative pricing of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, these new insights give more details about these devices. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched on October 4 and we will be covering it live straight from California, so stay tuned.
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Asus VivoBook S15, ZenBook UX430 Laptops With Bezel-Less Displays Launched in India: Price, Specifications LG K7i With 'Mosquito Away' Technology Launched in India: Price, Specifications

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Home LaptopsLaptops News Shubham Verma, 27 September 2017 Highlights Asus ZenBook UX430, VivoBook S15 feature bezel-less FHD displays
ZenBook UX430 also comes with Harman Kardon speakers inside
Both the laptops will be available on online and offline channels Asus on Wednesday launched its ultra-portable VivoBook S15 model in India at an event held in New Delhi. In addition, the Taiwanese company also introduced its ZenBook UX430 model in India. Both the laptops highlight Asus' NanoEdge display, which essentially is a narrow bezel-less display giving a screen-to-body ratio of about 80 percent. The laptops are also coupled with the latest Intel's eighth generation Core processors inside. The Asus VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430 belong the premium laptop segment at starting prices of Rs. 59,990 and Rs. 74,990 for the base variants, respectively.
Starting off, the most talked about feature of both the laptops is the bezel-less NanoEdge display as the company likes to call it. The VivoBook S15 comes with 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) 178-degree wide view display that has a 7.8mm bezel – giving it a 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop has an aluminium chassis with metallic gold finish at just a 17.9mm thickness, and weighs just 1.7kg. It is powered by up to eighth-generation 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and coupled with an Nvidia MX150 GPU. Note that these specifications are for the top end variant of VivoBook S15. The base variant however features an eighth-generation Intel Core i5i5-8250U processor, the same one available at a price of Rs. 59,990.
The Asus VivoBook S15 packs in both 1TB HDD storage and 128GB SSD storage onboard. For connectivity, you get a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Type-A port, HDMI port, Bluetooth v4.2, and dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11ac). It measures 361×243.5×17.9mm, and weighs 1.7 kg. Asus claims that the battery packed inside the laptop can be charged up to 60 percent within 49 minutes via fast charging method, along with a battery life of up to 8 hours on normal usage. The laptop also comes with a fingerprint scanner with support for Windows Hello and a backlit keyboard for use during dark environments.
Coming to the ZenBook UX430, it also packs the same NanoEdge bezel-less Full-HD (1080p) display but with 14-inch in size. The display has a matte anti-glare surface and gives you a brightness of 300 nits with a 100 percent sRGB colour gamut. The ZenBook UX430 is powered by up to eighth-generation 2.1GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage. It also features the same Nvidia MX150 GPU for gaming and other graphic needs. The laptop is just 15.9mm thick and weighs 1.25kg that's suitable for its portability. It has a sandblasted metal keyboard surface for a premium look and speakers powered by Harman Kardon, along with Asus' Smart Amp amplifying technology.
The Asus VivoBook S15 will start being available to purchase from October 1 on both offline and online channels at a starting price of Rs. 59,990, whereas the ZenBook UX430 is currently available to buy from both offline and online mediums at a starting price of Rs. 74,990.
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Home AppsApps News Shekhar Thakran, 27 September 2017 Highlights Uber app already showed user ratings to the riders
Dynamic drop-offs would mean that riders might have to walk for a bit
Drivers will be directed to take routes with less turns While Uber already allows users to see their ratings, bestowed upon them by drivers, the company is now introducing a new feature as part of its 180 Days of Change initiative in the US and Canada, mostly meant for the UberPOOL offering, which can further improve the feedback. The ride-hailing service will now allow drivers to choose the specific reason for giving a particular rider a poor rating when they give a 4-star or lower rating.
The latest update to the Uber app will ask the drivers “what went wrong” when they select a four-star rating or less and they can then proceed to choose from a list of reasons that include “attitude,” “number of riders,” “wait time,” “patience,” “wanted new route,” or “other,” as pointed out in a report by The Verge, citing details emailed to drivers. It doesn't stop here as if a particular rider gets the same option twice within a span of 30 days, they will get a notification that will inform them about the behaviour that has resulted in their rating downgrade.
Further, drivers will now be receiving an additional flat fare with each pickup during their UberPOOL trip, as per the company. The changes don't stop here as the company says that it will be rolling out a new feature that will provide directions to the drivers in a more effective manner. To be precise, earlier the drivers were directed by the app to take routes that were believed to be faster but now they will be directed to take routes that have 20 percent fewer turns, as per the report.
Finally, with dynamic drop-offs, UberPOOL riders will be dropped off at a nearby corner instead of the precise location as well. These changes seem to be mostly pro-drivers but might end up creating further inconvenience to the riders. While these changes are part of the 180 Days of Change initiative in the US and Canada, Uber says users can look out for updates in other areas as well.
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iPhone now has a fast and easy way to get help in an emergency – here’s how to activate the potentially life-saving feature.

If you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 11, you have access to emergency help faster than ever before. Apple calls the feature Emergency SOS. Activate it, and your phone will automatically dial the appropriate local emergency number for you, no matter where you are.

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Here’s how it works. All you have to do is press the iPhone’s side button (sometimes called the power button or wake/sleep button) on the upper right-hand side of your phone, five times fast.

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Apple has launched a special privacy website, intended on showing off just how discreet your iPhone is about what it knows about you.

The page gathers up a range of information – how its software and hardware keep their users' information safe, why they do so and what users can do to ensure that their information is kept secret – under one heading on a special page that can be found on Apple's website.

It includes information about differential privacy, for instance – a special feature that allows Apple only to view data about its users in aggregate, meaning that it can learn about what groups are doing but not individual people. And it discusses other tools like encryption that ensure that messages between phones or their users can't be intercepted by anyone, including Apple itself.

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