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Mobiles & Tabs

The price hike only applies to iPhone models that are imported and will not affect those assembled in India such as the iPhone XR and iPhone 7. (Photo | Apple)

High-end iPhones to cost more, as Apple passes on hiked customs duty to buyers

iPhone 11 Pro,11 Pro Max as well as mid-range iPhone 8 series now cost more but iPhone XR and iPhone 7 prices remain unchanged

 Google pulls popular Indian app that helped remove Chinese apps from phones. (Photo- PTI)

Google takes down popular Indian app that removed Chinese apps

The app, “Remove China Apps” had become top trending free app on Google’s mobile app store in India with five million downloads

The realme 6 Pro sports a 64MP primary camera that can do a hybrid zoom of up to 20x, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, 12MP telephoto lens and a 2MP macro lens

Launched today: realme 6, 6 Pro, starting at Rs 12,999 and Rs 16,999

The realme 6 will be on sale from 12 pm on March 11 on Flipkart and the realme 6 Pro will be available at the same time on March 13.

 Eliud Kipchoge, the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours. DC File Photo

Kipchoge suffers loneliness of the long-distance runner thanks to virus

On the third day after breaking up from the camp, Kipchoge finds that it's really hard to train alone because teamwork helps him so much

The Apple store could lend you a temporary device unitl your replacement iPhone arrives. (Photo | Flickr -  Håkan Dahlström))

Damaged your iPhone? You may have to wait for a replacement as Coronavirus hits China supply chain

Apple has informed its store employees and franchises that replacement of damaged iPhones may be delayed by two to four weeks

Gadgets

Cars drive past a traffic board reading "Covid-19 avoid contact" near Rennes, western France, on March 20, 2020 amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo | AFP)

Amazon threatens workers in France with pay cut for exercising 'right of refusal' amid coronavirus spread

Government warns retailer against penalising workers who are permitted by law to refuse to work when there is risk to their health or safety

“As the People’s Republic of China attempts to blur the lines between civil and military sectors, ‘knowing your supplier’ is critical,” said Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman. In this picture, Hikvision's office in Hangzhou, China. (Photo | Wikimedia Commons - Raysonho)

Pentagon names Huawei, Hikvision among firms tied to Chinese military

The list covers firms owned by, controlled by, or affiliated with China’s government, military, or defense industry.

In this March 16, 2020, image made from video, a boy takes hand sanitizer from a ZhenRobotics robot as it patrols a plaza in Shanghai. (Photo | AP)

Chinese firm's robots in demand amid coronavirus outbreak

The robots deliver groceries and patrol malls looking for shoppers who fail to wear masks

Apple says the Powerbeats 4 will be more comfortable in your ears and will have a longer run time of 15 hours, compared to the Powerbeats 3, which had a battery life of 12 hours.

Apple's gym buddy Powerbeats' latest avatar coming soon

Specs of the new edition of the trusty waterproof wireless in-ear accessory are out

In Other news

The law also grant the prime minister authority to give Shin Bet additional powers if required, sparking concerns about undue surveillance. (Photo | Pixabay - Gerd Altmann)

Setting a controversial example, Israeli Parliament permits phone tracking to monitor coronavirus spread

The law grants internal security agency Shin Bet permission to track cell phones for a three-week period on a case-by-case basis.

The TikTok app, which was dropped like a hot potato, has gone offline and stopped working completely for users in India (Photo | Pixabay - Kon Karampelas)

Google, Apple quick to remove the 59 Chinese apps banned by India

Some app developers themselves also voluntarily took down apps from Play Store and App Store to adhere to local laws.

Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of the maker of smartwatches and fitness trackers was unveiled in November and rang alarm bells among global regulators over antitrust and privacy worries.

Google's purchase of Fitbit will stifle the competition, say consumer groups

“Regulators around the world... must therefore give it their utmost attention,” they said, calling it a “test case” on facing down Big Tech.

Performers, including former actress Genelia Deshmukh (centre), feature among those trending page on Chingari, the Indian replacement for TikTok. (Combination photo | Chingari.io)

TikTok influencers unfazed by ban, confident of gaining fame and money on other platforms too

They will bear the brunt of losing income for the sake of the nation, they say

The team developed the device prototypes with four variants, including an advanced model that offers step by step hand-washing instructions in vernacular languages to ensure proper cleaning. (Photo | Pixabay - Martin Slavoljubovski)

A device to help you wash your hands properly plays music for 20 seconds

The splash-proof device can be mounted on any liquid soap dispenser and operates using a battery.