Apple iPhone Smart Battery Case review:

he Apple Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS ($1,000 at Amazon), XS Max ($1,100 at Amazon Marketplace) and XR is a bulky way to make sure your phone doesn’t need a recharge. Apple has done this before, for the iPhone 6S. That battery case was mocked, but it was actually pretty good, if you found its $100 price and slightly bulbous design … Read more

OnePlus 6 Lab Community Review Programme Announced: A Way to Get Early Access to the New Flagship

OnePlus on Friday announced the OnePlus 6 iteration of its community review programme called The Lab, ahead of the smartphone’s launch. The Chinese manufacturer has invited interested buyers to sign up for the programme, which will allow them to use the latest flagship smartphone before its release and write a detailed community review of OnePlus 6. Interested users can submit their … Read more

Review: Bose SoundSport Free

It is hard to miss the distinct Bose sound with the SoundSport Free. Apple’s AirPods have been around for a while but haven’t yet faced genuine competition. Even the likes of the Sony WF1000X (Rs14,990) couldn’t manage to become genuine alternatives. Bose, however, could very well have a winner on its hands with the SoundSport … Read more

Kitchen gadgets review: the Donut Mug – an unsettling setting for a brew

Think about the visual pun of the glaze, crucial to both pottery and doughnuts’ … Rhik Samadder with the Donut Mug. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian What? The Donut Mug (£16.99, Clay-fired vessel, shaped as punctured ring torus and decoratively glazed, with handle. Imitates doughnut. Why? Someone finally pitched Cruller Intentions, starring Reese, with a spoon. … Read more

Kitchen gadgets review: Penneli garlic peeler – weird and ugly but works

Rhik ponders the possiblities of the Penneli garlic peeler. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian What? The Penneli garlic peeler (£8.95 is an externally ridged silicone pipe. When garlic cloves are placed within, axial rotation under pressure dislodges their protective sheathes. Why? When cooking, you don’t want skin in the game. Well? As in the … Read more

Facebook Says Trained Person Will Review Nude Images to Curb Revenge Porn

Facebook has stressed that its experiment to fight revenge porn that requires users to provide their intimate images proactively to the social network where a “specially trained” professional reviews and hashes the image is voluntary. “To be clear, people can already report if their intimate images have been shared on our platform without their consent and … Read more

Apple Revises App Store Review Guidelines, Bans Misleading Apps Such as iOS Virus Scanners

Just after the launch of the three new iPhone models, Apple has now updated its App Store Review Guidelines for September weighing down on misleading apps. The company has now explicitly stated that it will ban apps that offer fake services at a premium, like many virus scanning apps that have thronged the App Store, which don’t really … Read more

Moto Z2 Play Review

Motorola unveiled its approach to modularity with the Z series of smartphones last year. The Moto Z (Review) ticked all the boxes for a flagship device, while the Moto Z Play (Review) was much more affordable. Along with these phones, Motorola launched a series of Moto Mods that helped enhance their potential. Other smartphone makers, most … Read more

Sensex ends lower post RBI policy review, banks hit hard

(Representative image) MUMBAI: RBI’s decision to keep rates unchanged caught the stock markets off-guard on Wednesday with a sharp plunge in the Sensex within minutes of the policy announcement amid a heavy pounding of bank stocks, but a quick recovery saw the index limiting its losses at just 45 points. NSE’s Nifty index fared better … Read more