Home GamesGames News Rishi Alwani, 10 February 2017 Highlights GTA IV is a 6.51GB download
You can use your existing save files
It costs Rs. 1,120 Grand Theft Auto IV is now playable on the Xbox One via the console’s backwards compatibility feature.
Much like Red Dead Redemption whose expansion, Undead Nightmare was also playable via backwards compatibility, the Episodes from Liberty City DLC packs — The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony will both run on Xbox One.
If you own GTA IV as a digital copy, it will show up on your Xbox One’s Ready to Install section. And if you have it on disc, all you need to do is insert it and it will download as is the case with every physical game that works via backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. Original game saves will also transfer if you have saved your game to the Cloud Saved Games feature on Xbox 360.
Digitally the game is available for $20 in the US and Rs. 1,120 in India. The download size for GTA IV is 6.51GB on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
While launching to critical acclaim, GTA IV is seen by many a fan as the black sheep of the franchise with a broken checkpoint system, frustrating missions, and drab characters.
Nonetheless, the addition of GTA IV and its DLCs props up the number of Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One well over 300. You can check out the entire list of Xbox One backwards compatibility games here.
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Home GamesGames News Rishi Alwani, 10 February 2017 Highlights This year will see Call of Duty go “back to its roots”.
The first few games took place during World War II
Expect a new Call of Duty game by November This year's Call of Duty game could set in World War II according to Activision Blizzard's latest earnings call.
Details are sparse at the moment, all the company was willing to state in its report what that the “2017 title will take Call of Duty back to its roots”.
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This could see a World War II entry in the series which is what its earliest games were. Or it could take place during the Vietnam War as it has been rumoured in the past. The last few games have been steeped in futuristic, sci-fi settings. A return to its original premise could be a masterstroke considering how poorly its last entry, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reviewed and how Battlefield 1, a game based on World War I launched to critical acclaim.
While no date has been set for the next Call of Duty, safe to say Activision Blizzard would release it in November as it has done with prior entries. 2016's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was developed by Infinity Ward while 2015's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was helmed by fan favourite Treyarch. 2017's game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, responsible for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
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Perhaps this year's version could see a remaster of another classic in the series? We won't have to wait too long to find out.
Would you play another Call of Duty game, or are you burnt out on the franchise? Let us know in the comments.
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Home GamesGames News Rishi Alwani, 10 February 2017 Highlights Destiny 2 may be more accessible than the first game
It should be available later this year
It may be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope Activision Blizzard confirmed that Destiny 2 would be available in 2017 during its latest earnings call.
“Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth,” reads the company's earnings report.
This could imply that we might see a more accessible entry in what Activision Blizzard deems as a new franchise. How this impacts the gameplay and progression systems as well as the delivery of its narrative, will be of interest.
Earlier in the day, a leak suggested the sequel to the shared world sci-fi shooter would be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope and will be launched on five platforms: PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio, and PC.
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​The leak states that the game will be built on a new game engine “with the ability for Bungie to rapidly create and ad new content to the world of Destiny.” Also, Bungie plans to release content every one to two months like Overwatch “while also delivering new narrative paths and new game play mechanics.”
Furthermore, you won’t be able to bring your Destiny character over to Destiny II: Forge of Hope. However, Bungie will allow for greater customisation options.
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During its 2016 quarterly earnings call, Activision has announced that it plans to release a “full game sequel” to Bungie's online-only FPS Destiny sometime in 2017.
According to a contract leaked by LA Times in May 2012, Bungie's deal with Activision Blizzard was for four Destiny games, scheduled for alternate years starting from Q3 2013. But the franchise starter got delayed and only made it to the market in September 2014. So while Destiny 2 should have been on track for Q3 2016 following that rule, it seems there have been some upsets during pre-production.
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Home 360daily360daily Features Rohan Naravane, 09 February 2017 Highlights It doesn't seem like the sell-kidney-for-iPhone jokes are going to stop
YouTube Go is a dedicated app for watching and sharing videos offline
SoftBank loses $300 million in India after investing in Ola, Snapdeal The world has already had enough of the selling-kidney-to-buy-iPhone jokes, but unfortunately those may not stop, as the high-end variant of the iPhone 8 is said to cost $1,000 (roughly Rs. 68,000) in the US. If true, after all the taxes and duties added, this iPhone SKU might end up costing upwards of Rs. 80,000 in India. One of the reasons cited for the price bump is a switch to OLED displays instead of LCD. Fortunately, this is said to be the pricing of the highest-end model in the lineup, with a cheaper ‘iPhone 7s’ and ‘iPhone 7s Plus’ starting out at the usual $649.
Let’s move on to the remaining top stories of the day.
1) HTC 10 evo launched in India at Rs. 48,990
The HTC 10 evo is available for sale in the country at a price tag of Rs. 48,990. It’s got a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, water-resistance and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat. What sticks sorely for this otherwise interesting high-end device is the use of the Snapdragon 810 chip from 2015, which was known for notorious heating issues in phones like the Xperia Z3+. We wonder at the response HTC will receive for the product.
2) YouTube Go launched in India for shareable, offline videos
A common sight when using public transport today in India is of people watching videos on their smartphones. To push YouTube adoption without paying for mobile data, the YouTube Go app is a standalone app from Google that lets you download videos and watch them offline later. It also has a convenient ‘send’ and ‘receive’ feature, that allows for transferring downloaded videos to other YouTube Go users locally, without using mobile data.
3) Android Wear 2.0 launched with two new LG smartwatches
After a delay of several months, the next major update to Android Wear – dubbed Android Wear 2.0 – is out. Two new watches from LG, namely the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, run this new operating system, while other compatible watches will get the update eventually. Android Wear 2.0 brings the Google Assistant to the wrist, along with other features like the ability to install apps directly on the watch, Android Pay integration, keyboard input, etc. Those LG watches mentioned above are priced at $249 (roughly Rs. 17,000) and $349 (roughly Rs. 24,000) respectively.
4) 170 days after its release, Android Nougat only runs on 1 percent of all Android devices
This should come as no surprise, considering there are many stakeholders in the Android update process. Android 7.0 Nougat, the most recent version of Android, despite being launched almost half a year ago, only runs on 1 percent of active Android devices. Android 5.0 Lollipop, which was out in 2014, is still the most used Android version to date.
5) SoftBank loses $350 million on India investments like Ola, Snapdeal
Japanese company Softbank has reported an investment loss of $350 million (roughly Rs. 2,345 crores) on its investments in India, which include cab-hailing service Ola and e-commerce platform Snapdeal. The Japanese firm has so far invested close to $2 billion in India and earlier this year it stated that it is looking to scale up investments to $10 billion in next 5-10 years.
6) 5G is official now, has its own logo
The 3GPP cellular standards group has officially christened the next generation of wireless communication technology as 5G. The logo has a familiar design as the official 4G logo that came before it. The final specifications of 5G are said to complete by 2018, with the next phase being completed by 2020.
7) Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon argue GST’s tax collection at source provision
At a press conference organised by FICCI on Thursday, the heads of Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal all found common cause as they expressed their worries about the TCS (Tax Collection at Source) provision of the GST (Goods and Services Tax). Under this provision, online marketplaces are responsible for collecting – and paying – taxes on behalf of their sellers. This is something that all three companies, the major players in the e-commerce space in India, are against, as they argue it will hamper the growth of e-commerce.
8) Idea Money Adopts USSD-based digital payments
Idea Cellular today said it has enabled USSD-based platform for shopkeepers and customers to conduct digital transactions using Idea Money service. USSD is mobile short code that enables financial and banking transactions even on feature phones.
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Home AppsApps News Ketan Pratap, 09 February 2017 Highlights Google sends notice to several developers to fix issue
The company has asked developers to fix issue by March 15
Google warns developers about administrative action Google is reportedly sending notices to developers of apps handling personal or sensitive data but lacking a privacy policy. The company informs them it is considering limiting or removing these apps from Google Play if they do not meet the User Data policy. Google has asked developers to fix the issue with their apps by March 15 or has warned that administrative action will be taken to limit the visibility of the app.
The Next Web reports that a significant number of developers are receiving a warning about how their app lacks a valid privacy policy. Google's latest move could be a big blow for half-baked apps that have made their way to the Google Play and handle personal or sensitive data . According to Google's User Data policy, developers have to be transparent how they handle user data (information provided by a user, collected about a user, and collected about a user's use of the app or device). It further adds that the app is required to comply with additional restrictions or procedures if required by an applicable law.
Google describes the “Privacy Policy and Secure Transmission” in User Data policy, “If your app handles personal or sensitive user data (including personally identifiable information, financial and payment information, authentication information, phonebook or contact data, microphone and camera sensor data, and sensitive device data) then your app must: 1) Post a privacy policy in both the designated field in the Play Developer Console and from within the Play distributed app itself. 2) Handle the user data securely, including transmitting it using modern cryptography (for example, over HTTPS).”
As per the notice shared by The Next Web, Google is warning developers who do not adhere to the company's policy that their app's visibilty could be limited, or it could even be removed from Google Play. Developers will either need to link to a valid privacy policy, or stop requesting sensitive permissions or user data. Developers have until March 15 to make the changes.
The move to remove apps that do not follow the guidelines set by Google will surely boost confidence in Android users which at times struggle to find the right app due to presence of fake ones.
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Home AppsApps News Gadgets 360 Staff, 09 February 2017 Highlights Book a Ride will be seen in latest version of Paytm app
The new feature is present under the Book on Paytm section
Users will still need the Uber app installed on their mobiles Uber, Paytm on Thursday announced a new tie-up that sees the Uber ride booking facility integrated within the Paytm app.
Paytm app users will now see Uber listed under the Book on Paytm section of the app. Tapping on it will direct users to the Uber app, with Paytm as a payment option. Users will be able to book instantly from their current location, the companies said.
“Paytm has been helping India move towards digital payments in a cashless ecosystem and we’re thrilled to announce our integration with the Paytm app to offer more seamless options for our rider,” Uber said in press release.

Uber earlier this week launched UberHIRE in India, allowing riders to book cabs for up to 12 hours. In order to avail this new feature, users need to open the Uber app on their mobile and slide over to the UberHIRE option. Then, they are required to set their pickup location and request the ride.
The minimum fare for UberHIRE ranges between Rs. 449 – Rs. 649 for 2 hours and up to 30km. After this point, riders will be charged Rs. 2 per minute and Rs. 12 per kilometre – pricing and cancellation charges will vary from city to city, Uber said. Further, users can hold their Uber ride up to a maximum duration of 12 hours. At the end of the trip, the total fare is calculated based on the distance and duration of the trip.
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Home LaptopsLaptops News Shekhar Thakran, 09 February 2017 Highlights The new mobile drives come in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB storage capacities
LaCie claims new mobile drives deliver transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s
Drives are durable and come with resistance against drops and rains LaCie on Thursday launched its new Rugged mobile drives with USB Type-C ports at 25th Convergence India 2017 expo in New Delhi. The LaCie Rugged USB-C mobile drives come in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB storage capacities and have been priced at Rs. 11,400, Rs.15,570, and Rs. 22,190 respectively. The new drives come with a two-year limited warranty.
The company said that the introduction of USB Type-C port ensures that its new mobile drives are ideal for newer computers like the new MacBook Pro laptops, LaCie said in its release. The name of the Rugged USB-C drives too, uses the nomenclature Apple has for USB Type-C.
“The Rugged USB-C drive's USB-C cable is fully reversible with no up/down or left/right orientation, so there's no wrong way to connect the product. Not only is this new drive Thunderbolt 3 compatible, it can also be connected to USB 3.0 computers thanks to the included USB-C to USB-A cable,” the company said.
The company claims that the LaCie Rugged USB-C delivers transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s and provides enough bandwidth to browse large photo libraries without lag. “Plus, because it is bus powered, the LaCie Rugged USB-C is ready to work virtually anywhere,” the company added.
As the name suggests, the Rugged USB-C drives are durable and come with resistance to drops, crush, rain, and unauthorized access. LaCie says that the mobile drives are tough enough for extreme conditions ranging from “sudden rainstorm to a crush of suitcases in an airplane cargo hold.”
Oral-B PRO 600, PRO 2000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrushes Launched in India

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Home OthersOthers News Gadgets 360 Staff, 09 February 2017 Highlights The Oral-B PRO 2000 comes with Daily Clean and Gum Care modes
Oral-B PRO 2000 has visible pressure sensor
Both brushes are available in Amazon India already Oral-B has launched its Oral-B PRO 600 and PRO 2000 rechargeable electric toothbrushes in India at Rs. 3,800 and Rs. 5,800 respectively. The toothbrushes are already available on Amazon India and the company claims that its electric toothbrushes help users in removing up to 100 percent more plaque than regular toothbrushes.
Both the newly unveiled toothbrushes feature criss-cross bristles at a 16-degree angle which “oscillate, rotate, and pulsate” to help users remove plaque from their teeth, the company said in a release. Both Oral-B PRO 600 and PRO 2000 have an on-handle timer that alerts users every 30 seconds to remind them to move and clean the next quadrant of their mouth. The electric toothbrushes feature a round brush head, which company says helps in cleaning hard-to-reach areas in mouth.
While PRO 600 comes with a single Daily Clean mode, the PRO 2000, the more feature-rich and expensive toothbrush out of the two, comes with Daily Clean and Gum Care modes. Apart from this, PRO 2000 also features a visible pressure sensor that lights up to alert you when you are brushing too hard, the company said in its release.
Commenting on the launch, Phillip Hundeshagen, research and development expert at Oral-B, said “Oral-B has been a leading innovator in oral care for more than 60 years, and we're proud to introduce our new electric toothbrushes, including the Oral-B Pro 2000 in India with oscillating, rotating, pulsating (ORP) technology. Its unique oscillating, rotating and pulsating action moves up to 48,800 times removing up to 100 percent more plaque versus a regular brush.”
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Home MobilesMobiles News Ketan Pratap, 09 February 2017 Highlights Mi MIX spotted running Android Nougat in benchmark
Xiaomi earlier released Nougat-based MIUI ROM update for testers
Mi MIX is a concept smartphone which is limited to China Xiaomi Mi MIX, a concept smartphone that's being sold in limited quantities in China, is likely to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon.
The Xiaomi smartphone has been spotted running the Android 7.0 Nougat update on a benchmark site. The Xiaomi Mi MIX Android Nougat isn't exactly a surprise as the Chinese company released an MIUI ROM based on Android 7.0 Nougat for its beta testers in December. The smartphone spotted at the Geekbench Browser benchmark is likely a test unit being tested ahead of the complete rollout. The benchmark was first spotted by GSMArena.
Xiaomi has already confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the Mi MIX smartphone won't be coming to the Indian market.
Making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017, Xiaomi announced a new Mi MIX variant in White colour option.
To refresh, the Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled as a limited edition concept smartphone, made in collaboration with French designer Philippe Stark, in October last year. The Xiaomi handset was launched in two variants – 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 34,500), and 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,500).
Xiaomi Mi MIX's key feature is its near bezel-less display with curved edges on top, and 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Xiaomi smartphone bears a ceramic body. Another highlight of the smartphone is the piezoelectric acoustic ceramic earpiece speaker, as well as the ultrasonic proximity sensor rather than the traditional front-facing infrared sensor.
Some of the specifications of the Mi MIX include a 6.4-inch display which bears a 17:9 aspect, with a 1080×2040 pixels resolution, a pixel density of 362ppi, and a 94-percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Xiaomi concept smartphone sports 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. It bears a 5-megapixel front camera.
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Home GamesGames News Rishi Alwani, 09 February 2017 Highlights Destiny 2 could be officially revealed shortly
Developer Bungie will not let players carry their characters over to it
It could be available on PC as well It seems that Destiny 2 will be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope, according to a post on Reddit which claims to have received this information from an employee at the game’s developer, Bungie.
Destiny II: Forge of Hope will be launched on five platforms: PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio, and PC. There will be three editions. They are as follows.
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Destiny II: Forge of Hope editions
Destiny II: Forge of Hope including TBA Preorder Bonus Destiny II: Forge of Hope including TBA Preorder, Special In-Game cosmetics. Destiny II: Forge of Hope Including TBA Preorder,Special In-Game cosmetics and a 1:2 Scale of the Exo Strangers Relic of Necessity.​The post states that the game will be built on a new game engine “with the ability for Bungie to rapidly create and ad new content to the world of Destiny.” Also, Bungie plans to release content every one to two months like Overwatch “while also delivering new narrative paths and new game play mechanics.” It then goes on to explain possible story details.
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Destiny II: Forge of Hope story details
“The sequel will heavily focus on chronological events set after the Fall 2015 Expansion The Taken King. The cabal forces attack the city leaving the civilians and mentors of the tower defenseless. It is the guardians job to fight back the cabal and reclaim the city,” reads the post.
“While doing so the guardian will discover the long lost stories of Queen Mara Sov and The Exo Strangers motives. The story will culminate with the tower and city fighting back the Cabal empire resulting the guardian defeating the leader of the Cabal in the new Raid.”
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Furthermore, you won’t be able to bring your Destiny character over to Destiny II: Forge of Hope. However, Bungie will allow for greater customisation options.
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