Dailymotion, Vimeo, Pastebin Blocked In India

I’ve been unable to access the video sharing site Dailymotion (if you haven’t heard about it, it’s almost like YouTube) on my BSNL ADSL Broadband internet connection for more than two weeks now. Since the site was working fine on Airtel 3G internet, I assumed that it must be some issue with BSNL. I googled about it to see if other users were also facing the same problem. Many BSNL and Hathway subscribers had complained on various internet forums that they were unable to access Dailymotion, but no one had a clue if its an ISP issue or the websites have been blocked by an official order.

OnePlus One Banned In India

After banning Xiaomi (and then lifting the ban partly), The Delhi High Court has now imposed a ban on importing, advertising and selling OnePlus One in India. The ban comes into effect as the court granted an injunction to the Indian smartphone maker, Micromax after it pleaded that OnePlus was infringing its exclusive rights over CyanogenMod in the South Asia region which it had acquired under an Ambient Services and Application Distributions Agreement  with Cyanogen.Also Read: Xiaomi Banned In India, All You Need To Know

Xiaomi Ban Partly Lifted, Allowed To Sell Qualcomm Based Devices

News agency Press Trust Of India tweeted today that the Delhi High Court has granted the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, the permission to sell its devices based on Qualcomm chipset till January 8 in India. The news comes as a big relief after the court had banned the import and selling of Xiaomi devices in the country on December 9 in response to a patent violation case filed by Ericsson.

See Also: Xiaomi Banned In India, All You Need To Know 

Xiaomi Banned In India, All You Need To Know

Update: Xiaomi Ban Partly Lifted, Allowed To Sell Qualcomm Based Devices Till January 8

Its a shocker for all the Mi fans in India (myself included). The Delhi high court has ordered a ban on importing and selling Xiaomi products in India till February 5, 2015. The ban was ordered in response to a complaint filed by Ericsson for infringement of its Standard Essential Patents (SEP). The patents are allegedly related to AMR (Adaptive Multi Rate) technology (that enhances the range of voice frequency over cellular network), 2G (GSM) and 3G (UMTS or WCDMA) technologies and are licensed under FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Terms).

Exclusive Product Launches At GOSF 2014

The Great Online Shopping Festival or the GOSF has started and as was earlier announced by Google, many manufacturers (Google being one of them) have launched their products in the event. All such products are listed in the Exclusive Launches Section of the GOSF website. Most of these products are launched in partnership with an ecommerce portal. Let’s have a look at some these exclusive launches.

YouTube Reveals Video Trends For 2014

Youtube Rewind LogoYouTube today uploaded Top Trending Videos and Top Trending Music Videos playlists on its YouTube Rewind Channel that went live last year. Apart from these playlists, a Turn Down 2014 video was also uploaded to celebrate the videos that set the trend in 2014. Country specific Top Trending playlists were also uploaded on the YouTube Rewind channels for different countries.

All You Need To Know About GOSF 2014

The holiday season has already started and this is the time of the year when Indians feel left out of the party. In the western world, shoppers get huge discounts, thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday; consumers in India don’t get much out of the December holiday season. GOSF is Google’s attempt to change this scenario and bring the charm of holiday deals to the Indian shores as well.  For the uninitiated, GOSF or The Great Online Shopping Festival, as the name suggests, is an online shopping festival organised by Google in the month of December in partnership with some of the big names in the Indian ecommerce world. Google has been organising the festival since 2012 and in 2014 it is in its third iteration. In 2012 it was a single day event, but this time the festival will last for three days, 10th to 12th December.

Airdroid 3 Update Comes With New Features And A Desktop App

Popular Android file transfer app Airdroid was recently updated to version 3.0 (version 3.0.1 is live now) and with this update it now also has a desktop version for Windows and Mac computers. Earlier you had to open Airdroid web app in your browser in order to transfer a file to your Android device. This is the second major update by Airdroid this year after the update in March which introduced the notification mirror service that allows you to receive your Android notifications on your computer in real time.

How To Get The Best Deal While Shopping Online In India

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Holiday season has already started and online shopping websites like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal seem to be in no mood to leave any stone unturned to maximise their sales this festive season. Flipkart for example, came up with massive discounts on its Big Billion Day sale on October 6. It offered some of the products like Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Nokia Lumia phones at 90% discount. It even sold many items for just Re. 1. Flipkart however received a lot of criticism both from customers as well as from the manufacturers. Amazon India is also running a Diwali Damaka week on its website, while Snapdeal is trying to woo the customers by offering rock bottom prices as a part of its Diwali Bumper Sale. In fact, most of these shopping websites are even willing to bear a temporary loss as they are concentrating on getting as many people in India to shop online as possible.

Amazon To Sell OnePlus One In India

OnePlus One Amazon IndiaThe wait is finally over now. The one smartphone you’ve been waiting for is finally coming to India. Amazon India has teased OnePlus One in a YouTube banner ad.  Though they are keeping the name of the device a secret, the picture makes it very clear that it is the OnePlus One. Amazon India is also running a contest on Twitter and Facebook. You can win Amazon gift cards worth Rs. 5000 and some other goodies by retweeting their tweets on Twitter and sharing their posts on Facebook.

Tim Cook Is a Proud Gay Man, Just Imagine If Apple Were An Indian Company…

Tim_Cook_2009Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a post published by Bloomberg Businessweek that he is gay and is proud to be so. With this, Tim Cook became the only openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. In the same post he also confessed that he is lucky to be leading a company that respects people’s differences and does not discriminate on the basis of their sexual orientation.

How To Secure Your Data From Xiaomi Servers In China

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has recently been in the news, not only for its controversial flash sale model, but also for some data privacy concerns. Some users have complained that their Xiaomi smartphone is secretly sending their private data to some server located in Beijing, China. These concerns have also been backed by the computer security firm F-Secure. One thing that I would like to clarify here is that its not just about Xiaomi devices, you should be worried about your data being transferred to China even if you have some other manufacturer's device and have installed MIUI ROM on it. So its about devices running Xiaomi’s MIUI, not just devices manufactured by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Mi3 (India) Gets Android 4.4.4 Update, Includes Minor Bug Fixes

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Xiaomi recently released a MIUI update, KXDMIBH34.0 (V5) for the Indian version of Mi3. The good news is that the update also upgrades the Android version from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4. You can install the update either OTA (Over The Air) or using your computer. For OTA installation make sure that your device is connected to a stable wifi network and has a good amount of charge.

Xiaomi Mi3 (India) Marathon Review: The Only Review You Need To Read…

Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant (a.k.a. Apple of China) launched it’s flagship smartphone Mi3 in India on July 22 via an exclusive tie-up with Indian ecommerce website Flipkart. The demand of the phone was so high that it was sold out in just a few seconds everytime it was made available.
Xiaomi sold it on Flipkart till August 26 and then closed further registrations for Mi3, perhaps in order to concentrate on its budget oriented device RedMi 1S. It was again sold on October 6 (the day Flipkart did its Big Billion Day sale), but this time only to 25000 of those customers who earlier registered for Mi3 sale five times but could not succeed to get hold of it. I hope Xiaomi sells it once again around Diwali time frame.
Xiaomi Mi3 Edited NewAnother good news for Mi fans in India is that Mi3 has been listed as “Coming Soon” on the ecommerce website Infibeam. So if you are planning to buy one for yourself, just read on this post to find out if the device is really worth your money. I am writing this review after having used Mi3 for more than 45 days now. So I have a good idea about its pros and cons. Before you start reading the review, I’d like to mention that this review is slightly different from many other reviews that you might have already read. In this review I’ll not be talking too much about tech specs or benchmark results as you can always check the tech specs on the Mi India official website and I’m not a big fan of evaluating a device’s performance by benchmark results. I’ll just be sharing my experience with the device. What I liked and what I didn’t like. Sorry for such a lengthy post, but I couldn’t help with it as I wanted to cover each and every aspect of the device. I have mostly positive opinion about Mi3, but if you want to read something negative about the device, just jump to the “Bugs & Issues” section of this post.

AirDroid Will Now Show All Android Notifications On Your Computer...

Update: Airdroid 3.0 update arrives, includes new features and desktop app.

Popular Android app AirDroid, which allows users to command their Android phones and tablets from their computer has been updated with a feature to show all Android Notifications as desktop notifications. AirDroid dubs this feature as "Notification Mirror Service". This is an opt-in feature which when turned on, shows all your Android notifications from Emails to Any.do tasks as desktop notifications on your computer whenever you have AirDroid open in a browser window. This service might come handy if you are working on your desk and your phone is in your pocket or you've placed it somewhere else. You can even view messages from instant messengers like Whatsapp on your computer using this feature.

Veteran Tech Blogger Amit Agrawal Can Now Help You Improve Your Website...

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This might be a good news for those looking for a reliable SEO who can test their site on complex SEO parameters and for those who want to make a living online using Google's AdSense program.Veteran Indian Tech Blogger Amit Agrawal (who is also perhaps the premier professional blogger from India) is now out there to help you.

What Kind of Users is Nokia Targeting With X Series Phones Running Forked Android...?

Nokia has tried to create a cocktail of Microsoft's Web Services, Nokia's own hardware (and a few services as well) and Android's Flexibility with the release of three of its X series smartphones in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Many other such X series phones aimed at emerging markets are also in the pipeline.

One Liner on Facebook - Whatsapp Deal...

Facebook was on the verge of becoming the new Yahoo! and Whatsapp was poised to become the new Facebook, but before that could happen, Zacky took the command... and rest is history...

Windows Live Mail Bug That Microsoft Might Not Ever Fix…

Windows Live Mail is a popular Email client offered by Microsoft as a part of its Windows Essentials suit. Microsoft seems to be quite reluctant about the email client. Windows Moviemaker and Windows Photo Gallery are perhaps the only programs in the Windows Live Essentials Suit that Microsoft really cares about.