Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicSmartphones

Topic: smartphones

What to look for while opting for a trading app: An analysis of some of the best in the market

Most companies now have well-established trading applications. These apps help a trader or investor trade on the go via smartphones.

Cities across the world now have ‘zombie traffic lights’. But they are saving human lives

To date, these traffic lights have been installed in Australia, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Israel and Singapore.

Xi Jinping’s CCP is daring to go where even Taliban wouldn’t — separate kids from smartphones

CCP has issued a decree allowing kids no more than 3 hours of online gaming per week. The time freed will be used to revise Xi Jinping Thought, now part of school curriculum.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in smartphone data usage. Here is how much

According to reports, the pandemic boosted global data consumption by more than 30 per cent in 2020. And it's set to grow nearly as quickly this year.

Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling e-waste from smartphones

Smartphones have become a form of consumption and replacing them on a regular basis has become commonplace. Changing this mindset will be key.

Apple and Samsung don’t want you to repair your phones easily

Apple doesn’t want its customers to fix their iPhones or Macbooks themselves. Neither does it want third-party repairers.

This smartphone game helps you save endangered species

More than 35,500 species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.

Indians bought 17 lakh more Chinese phones this October than October 2019 despite Galwan

Estimates of online sales of smartphones show Indians primarily shopped from five brands this October, including 4 Chinese companies Xiaomi, Vivo, realme and Oppo.

Days of free unlimited phone storage are numbered. Here are some ways to curb the problem

You can save money by opting for external hard drives, extra memory in the form of a MicroSD card or regularly backing your smartphone up to your computer.

1 in 10 rural households got phone to back child’s study during lockdown, says ASER report

ASER 2020 (rural) also found that 12.7% of rural students from both government and private schools used their neighbours’ phones to study during the lockdown.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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