OnePlus 6T to launch in India first, followed by China and Europe

While we’ll have to wait until the end of the month for the OnePlus 6T to go official, it won’t be much longer after that until we can actually buy one. As we reported earlier, the phone will hit China on November 5 and now we have the launch dates for Europe and India too. India will get it first – Amazon will kick the sales off on November 2 at 12:00pm local time. You can grab an INR 1,000 gift card as a sort of pre-order and you’ll get free Bullet Type-C headphones…

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Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+. The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers. The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets…

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Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale: The Best Mobile Deals Revealed So Far

With less than one week left for Flipkart Big Billion Days sale and Amazon Great Indian Festival festive season sales, both the online marketplaces are slowly revealing some of their biggest deals and offers. Flipkart has already revealed a number of smartphones that will be available under its ‘Crazy Deals’ banner during the upcoming Big Billion Dayssale while Amazon continues to post teasers for its upcoming Great Indian Festival sale. We’ve already told you how you can prepare for the upcoming online festive season sales using a few simple tips and tricks. We also have…

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Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus will get Pie this month, Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco are next

Who is getting a slice of Pie? The Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus are first in line, they’ll get Android 9.0 this month. Next up are the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco will be updated in November. The Nokia 8 launched in October 2017 with 7.1 Nougat, so in its first year of support the 8 will go through two major Android versions. In total HMD’s Android One-powered Nokias will get two years of platform updates (i.e. new Android versions) and one more year of just security updates. All current Nokia phones will be updated to Pie eventually…

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Auto Information Site CARHP Combines Reviews, Ratings, Comparisons And Listings

CARHP functions as an online autos information site that brings together in-depth reviews, ratings, comparisons and local listings for new and old cars. CarHP will cater to the US automobile market. Still in its beta stage, www.carhp.com has an inventory that boasts a collection of over 2000 car reviews from 2016 to present. CARHP is funded and incubated by Collegedunia.com – India’s foremost college search portal. With a team size of more than 20 people. CARHP is driven by young car enthusiasts with expertise in domains like – data analysis, market research,…

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Acer at IFA 2018: Acer Swift 5, Aspire Z 24 All-in-One PC, OJO 500 Mixed Reality Headset, and More

Acer launched numerous new hardware products at its pre-IFA 2018 event in Berlin. HIGHLIGHTS The Acer Swift 7 was previewed at the event The OJO 500 headset comes with a detachable design Several gaming accessories were also unveiled Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Wednesday made a lot of major hardware announcements at its pre-IFA 2018 event in Berlin. These include a preview of the Swift 7, pricing and availability details for the Acer Swift 3 and Acer Swift 5, new gaming monitors and accessories in the Predator and Nitro gaming series, refreshes across…

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How I Convince People To Shed Their Fears And Travel To India

Credit: Gerald Eskenazi Sunrise Over Mumbai The first time we came back from India, I told everyone about the cows in the street in downtown Delhi. I told them about the elephant that blocked our way on what passes for a “highway.” I told them about dodging the cars (usually successfully) as we crossed a street in Mumbai. Or about the 7-year-old kids hawking souvenirs as the sun rose above the majestic Taj Mahal.  It wasn’t even 8 o’clock in the morning, and school was in. Who was taking care of…

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Skoda Kodiaq review: better than the larger Toyota Fortuner and smaller Audi Q3?

SUVs are the flavour of the season, no two ways about it. But surprisingly, this is not limited to mass-appeal segments like compact SUVs or 7-seater family options in the Rs 15-20 lakh bracket. Even the premium space is witnessing newer options and the latest entry in the Rs 30-40 lakh segment comes from Skoda. It’s their first try at a 7-seater full sized SUV and they seem to have got it right. Why? Read on… The Kodiaq looks smart. If you want muscles and bulk, look elsewhere. This one…

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Rules for filing income taxes broadly same for NRIs and residents

Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint I am based in Kenya and am selling a house in Hyderabad, which I had bought in 2007. How will long-term capital gains (LTCG) be taxed? —Sahil Gupta Sale of a capital asset such as a house results in capital gains. When a property has been held for more than 2 years, the gains are referred to as LTCG. Since you purchased this property in 2007, the gains shall be long term for you. The Income Tax Act has laid down the procedure for calculating long-term gains….

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7 Most Common Customer Pain Points and How to Fix Them

Customers expect more from today’s small businesses than ever before. Here’s the 7 most common customer pain points and how to fix them. Most Common Customer Pain Points Providing Inaccurate Information It doesn’t matter what kind of small business you have, clients who call you or contact you online are looking for good advice. If your customer service department provides bad information, you’re making the situation worse and harming your brand even further. There’s a quick fix here. An accepting business culture where people comfortable enough to find the right…

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