Delhi HC Bans the Sale of OnePlus Smartphones in India

After the ban of Chinese phone company, Xiaomi, Delhi HC has now forced to suspend the sale of OnePlus in India. The smartphone company has confirmed that it will no longer import, market or sell their flagship device, One, in India.

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Micromax, the domestic brand, has raised a complaint with the high court pointing the violation of their country-specific agreement with Cynogen by OnePlus. Micromax has agreed that their YU brand of devices will feature the mentioned operating system. According to them, OnePlus has infringed their exclusive rights with Cynogen.

OnePlus learnt about the deal between Cynogen and Micromax only a week before their phones were released in India and it is believed that the company is working on its own ROM to replace Cynogen as soon as possible.

According to some reports, OnePlus will only be allowed to sell its existing stock in India and thereafter it can only sell compliant devices.

The Delhi HC has stated that OnePlus may sue Cynogen in California where an agreement between the two companies was signed.

India is definitely an emerging market for smartphones, with more and more companies targeting it. With ban on Xiaomi and OnePlus, Indian users are finding it difficult to get their hands on trending phones.

 

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5 Best Fitness Trackers

The time has finally come where you can easily monitor and track your fitness. With these wearable fitness trackers, you can now record all your exercises and workouts easily:

1. Nike+ FuelBand SE:

Nike+ FuelBand SE is a great way to measure all kinds of activities—from your morning workout to your big night out. It is uniquely designed to measure whole-body movement no matter your age, weight or gender. With this band’s bright display, you can always keep track of how far you are to meeting your fitness goals. Read the review.

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2. Samsung Gear Fit:

Samsung Gear Fit provides personalized and real-time information on the progress and results of your workouts by utilizing the device’s optical heart rate sensor. The device is designed stylishly, with a vivid 1.8-inch LED display. The Gear Fit was designed to wear not only while exercising, but for whatever situation you’re in, day or night. Read the review.

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3. Garmin Vivofit:

Garmin Vivofit is a smart, wearable device that tracks all your movements and prompts you to stay active. The device has an always-on, easy-to-read display which helps you see how many steps you’ve taken, distance traveled, calories burned, time of day and more. The most exclusive feature of this tracker is that it uses a watch battery instead of a rechargeable one which lasts a year. Read the review.

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4. Withings Pulse O2:

Withings Pulse O2 is a great fitness tracker that helps you be more active and improve your health. It helps you capture steps, distance walked, elevation climbed and calories burned during the day. At night, it monitors your sleeping cycles. The device also helps you measure heart rate and blood oxygen level. Read the review.

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5. TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio:

If you are a runner, TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio is a must-have for you. The tracker has a highly advanced heart monitor, which helps you understand how your body is responding to exercises. It displays real-time running, cycling and swimming information at a glance. Read the review.

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New Moto G Launched in India

Motorola has further penetrated the budget smartphone market with their new Moto G (not to be confused with the old Moto G). It is a successor to the older version with larger, 5-inch display, 8mp rear camera, 2mp front shooter. It’s a dual SIM phone available in 8GB and 16GB versions. The great thing is, their new 16 GB version is priced at 12,999 – cheaper than the original Moto G.

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Here are the basic specifications:

– 5 inch, Gorilla Glass display

– Expandable memory, upto 32 GB

– 1.2 GHz Quad-Core SnapDragon 400 processor

– 1 GB Ram

– 4.4.4 Kit Kat with promised Android L update

– 2070 mAh Li-Ion battery

– Water resistant nano coating

 

The phone has been launched exclusively on Flipkart, which will be on sale from midnight (06-09-2014).

7 Best Business Apps For Android Smartphones

Owning and running a small or medium sized business is not easy. So, here are 7 best Android apps to help you manage your business’s operations, data, schedules and more:

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1. Evernote:

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

2. DropBox:

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

3. Skype:

If you need a solid video conferencing app to meet remotely with employees or clients, it’s hard to beat the service that’s synonymous with video chat. Skype is widely used app for voice and video calling as well as text chats.

4. Microsoft Office Mobile:

Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your Android phone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere.

5. Expensify:

Expensify makes capturing receipts, tracking time or mileage, business travel and creating expense reports quick and easy. The app even lets you connect your account to your bank for direct expense reimbursements.

6. TeamViewer:

TeamViewer provides easy, fast and secure remote access to Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Access your important files on the go with this great app.

7. CamScanner:

CamScanner allows users to import office documents into their Android phone by converting the photos into PDFs. When importing multiple pages of one document, the app’s batch mode automatically crops and saves the PDF pages into one file instead of creating a separate file for each.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 3 – A Must-Buy Budget Android Phone

Android smartphones are best known for their awesome UI, extremely useful apps, multitasking and more. The all new Xiaomi Mi3 offers all these and that too at an unbelievable price.

xiaomi mi3 budget smartphone

Xiaomi Android smartphone was completely sold out within the first 40 minutes of the launch. Here are its specifications:

1. The Mi3 has a full-HD 5 inch display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. It is best for watching your favorite movies, music videos and TV shows.

2. Capture stunning pics with Mi3’s powerful 13 mp dual-LED flash camera. For all your video call needs, the phone has a great 2 mp front cam.

3. Battery life is impressive thanks to a well balanced chipset, which helped us get through almost two days without a recharge on the 3050 mAh battery pack.

4. The Mi 3 packs in a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paced at 2.5GHz mated with 3GB of RAM and runs Android 4.4. On-the-go gaming has never been so easy.

5. The Xiaomi Mi3 is encased in a solid brushed aluminium shell which gives it a premium, lavish look. The phone’s display is protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

Available at just Rs. 13,999 on Flipkart, this is definitely a must if you do not want to spend a fortune on a powerful smartphone.

 

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How to Rainproof Your Gadgets

The Monsoon is just around the corner, and if you are a gadget freak, here are some tips which can help you take care of your gizmos during this rainy season.

1. Cellphones: The best way to take care of your cellphone is to use airtight phone cases and covers. Another home-made method is using airtight freezer bags.

2. Laptops and Tablets: There are waterproof bags and cases available for laptops and tablets. You can protect them more by using USB plugs to block water for entering the devices.

3. Cameras: For small digital cameras, you can go for waterproof cases, but for expensive SLR and DSLR cameras, you can cover them using clear plastic sheets and wraps while shooting.

4. Digital Music Players: If you prefer listening to music on a small music player rather than your phone, we suggest that you buy a rain jacket which has enclosures in their inner pockets.

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