Google’s Android 8.1 Oreo out for Pixel devices: WiFi Speed labels feature added

Google’s Android 8.1 Oreo has stared to roll out for Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Apart from bug fixes and general performance improvement; the upgrade brings with a feature that will show users expected speed of certain public Wi-Fi networks. The feature called WiFi Speed labels will show whether speed is ‘Slow’, ‘OK’, ‘Fast’ or ‘Very Fast’, according to company’s community manager Orrin.

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Reliance JioPhone gets a special version of Google Assistant

Reliance JioPhone has become the first feature phone in the world to come with Google Assistant support. Reliance JioPhone is getting a special version of Google Assistant, making its the first feature phone to come with  the software giant’s voice-controlled smart assistant. The announcement was made at Google for India event in New Delhi. Reliance JioPhone already has a built-in

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CBEC calls for reality check to boost GST mop-up

NEW DELHI: Amid concerns over slowing goods and services tax (GST) collections, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has sought detailed field reports with a special focus on the top taxpayers. Finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia will review the revenue position with senior officials in the department on December 9. Field officers have been asked to submit a detailed

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The SMS text message turns 25 today

There weren’t too many historical events on December 3, 1992, but the date is an important one for mobile fans: 25 years ago today, the very first text message was sent. It simply read, “Merry Christmas” On the same day that Whitney Houston’s I will always love you was the number 1 song in the US and Home Alone 2

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Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries

Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump’s campaign plane that staffers can’t hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump’s pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to ­expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.” And Trump’s appetite seems to know

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