Samsung is offering Rs. 1000 discount on the Galaxy On NXT 16GB on January 3

Samsung is offering a Rs. 1000 discount on the 16GB variant of its Galaxy On Nxt smartphone. The device will be sold on Flipkart for Rs. 9,999 as part of its Mobile Bonanza sale, starting on January 3. According to the Flipkart listing, the device will be on discount from 00:00am on January 3.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB Specifications

The 16GB variant of the Galaxy On Nxt has a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display. The phone is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset, with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage, with support for microSD cards up to 256GB. On the back, the Galaxy On Nxt comes with a 13MP camera and on the front, it sports an 8MP camera.

Other specs of the phone include a 3,300mAh battery, dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI on top.

While this isn't particularly a new launch, the 16GB variant of the Galaxy On Nxt seems to be new. Samsung hasn't officially announced a new device, but seems to have updated the amount of storage with this one. The company also has a 16GB On Nxt selling for Rs. 18,490.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB variant has been priced at Rs. 10,999. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from January 3. Initially, the phone will be available at a discount of Rs. 1,000 during the Flipkart 2018 Mobiles Bonanza sale.

We played HQ Trivia a few times and came away empty handed

Unless you’ve been concentrating totally on the latest battery issues affecting Apple and Samsung, you have probably heard of HQ Trivia. This is the app that is rewarding those with advanced knowledge of trivia, with real cash. We figured that we would give this a shot to see if we could turn our knowledge of useless information into some money. If you haven’t played, here are the basics of the game. After installing the app on your iOS or Android device, you set up a free account and that is all you need to do to join in the fun.

Games start at 9pm EST every day with a 3pm EST matinee …

Nokia may be adding Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus to its lineup in 2018

HMD Global may be gearing up to launch both the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus as part of its 2018 smartphone lineup, an APK file for the default Nokia camera app has revealed. 

The company is also expected to launch its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, called the Nokia 1. Reports say HMD Global could be launching as many as six Nokia smartphones in the coming months.

According to a report by GizChina, the names Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus showed up on a teardown of the default Nokia camera app. This brings the number of leaked Nokia smartphones to six  – the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 (2018), Nokia 9 and the Nokia 1 had been spotted online earlier. 

Six new Nokia phones

While the new reports don’t reveal the specifications of the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus yet, it's thought the latter may feature a bigger display and improved processor, compared to the original Nokia 7 launched last year in China. 

The Nokia 7 sported a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 630 processor and a glass design with aluminium frame.

On the other hand, the Nokia 4 seems to be a new smartphone altogether. Additionally, HMD Global is also reported to be preparing to launch the Nokia 1, which was leaked last month. The Nokia 1 is expected to be HMD’s first Android Go smartphone, rumored to feature an IPS LCD display with HD resolution, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.

Lastly, the company is also scheduled to launch the Nokia 9, its next flagship smartphone, on January 19. At the event, HMD may also reveal the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 8 (2018) as well. The Nokia 9 is expected to launch with thin bezels and a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 835 chipset and a dual camera setup with Carl Zeiss optics. 

Google Pixel XL available on Amazon at Rs. 36000 discount

The Google Pixel XL 128GB is available on Amazon with some hefty discounts. Launched in October 2016 at a price of Rs. 76,000 in India, the Pixel XL 128GB variant is available at Rs. 39,999, after a discount of Rs. 36,000. You can exchange or your old smartphone to get an additional discount, that brings the price down to Rs. 36,000.

The Pixel brand is Google’s attempt to offer premium smartphones with fast updates, competing directly with the Apple iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy S and Note lines and more. With the Pixel brand, Google has also focused heavily on the cameras, taking a big leap in terms of image quality and overall user experience. The Pixel phones have had some of the best camera phones in the market over the last two years.

Google Pixel XL specifications

The Google Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display and a glass and aluminium design. Launched with Android 7.1 Nougat, the Pixel XL is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.

In terms of optics, the Pixel XL has a 12.3MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, gyro EIS, Laser and Phase Detection Autofocus, and a dual LED flash. The rear camera can record 4K videos and it also supports slow-motion recording up to 240fps at a resolution of 720p. The phone comes with an 8MP camera on the front.

At the time of writing, Amazon's Pixel XL discount is applicable on the Quite Black variant of the Pixel XL 128GB.

Other Pixel offers

There have been a slew of offers on Google’s Pixel smartphones over the last few weeks. The Pixel 2, in particular, was available at Rs. 39,999 after discounts and cashbacks on Flipkart, making it a good option against the likes of the OnePlus 5T and the Nokia 8.

Best road trip planner apps: 5 apps to map out your adventure

Regardless of your destination, planning your trip is an integral part of the adventure. Otherwise, you’ll spend way more than you need to and, chances are, you won’t get to see everything on your wishlist. 

We live in a golden age of technology that we often take for granted. But, in all the time we spend playing our ‘Spin Addicts’ and our ‘Cat Quests’, very rarely do we think about the utility that our smart devices can provide on the open road. 

As such, we’ve gone out of our way to do the thinking for you.

That’s right, to help you out with your next big outing we’ve assimilated five of the best road trip planner apps for your lengthy expedition below. Above all else, we imagine you’ll be enticed by the fact that they’re all free to download, even if you may or may not be tempted later on to shell out some cash for a monthly subscription fee. (You’ll know what we mean when you see it.)

Best road trip planner

1. Roadtrippers 

As its name and slogan suggests, this is the only map built for travelers. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of hyperbole, but this app will help you find virtually everything you could ever need along the way. 

Open Roadtrippers and you’ll find millions of locations, including local diners and roadside attractions that, admittedly, Google Maps is prone to miss. Then, once you’ve outlined your road trip plan, you can share it with your travel buddies so that they can make suggestions. 

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Best road trip planner

2. Waze 

Like Roadtrippers, Waze hones in on social interaction, but it does so by letting the community decide which routes are the best to take. Users can report nearby collisions, police radar and traffic jams so that you can safely avoid those routes in favor of arriving on time. What’s more, you’ll find the cheapest gas prices around, as gathered by the community. Regardless of whether you set out to save time or money, Waze is the best way to do both.

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Best road trip planner

3. GasBuddy 

Unlike our previous mentions which can potentially save time or money, GasBuddy promises a specific amount of money you’ll save by using it.

Similar to Waze, GasBuddy is a community-driven platform that helps you locate the most affordable gas prices around so that you never have to pay full price for fossil fuels again. The difference is that, with this app, you can subscribe to GasBuddy Pay for additional savings of 15 cents per gallon on your first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon on every fill-up after that. 

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Best road trip planner

4. Hotel Tonight 

We’ve all been in that position. The one where we get too tired to continue driving and we need to find a hotel quickly and cheaply, else suffer the wrath of sleepy driving with the windows rolled down and the music turned all the way up. (Pro tip: don't do that, ever. It's super dangerous.) 

But if that sounds like a horror story that you’ve experienced before, Hotel Tonight is the app for you. Specializing in last-minute hotel deals, Hotel Tonight makes it possible to book a room in three easy taps and one seamless swipe. 

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5. Spotify  

Close your eyes. Now imagine you can listen to any song you want, including but not limited to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. Now open them. 

Though it seems jokingly obvious now, Spotify would have been a dream come true in the days when top 40 radio hits triumphed over all else. Finally, you don’t have to listen to the same handful of songs on repeat. Instead, you can hand-pick your own playlists, choosing between over 30 million songs in the Spotify catalog. Of course, if Spotify isn't your music scene, both Apple Music and Google's own Play Music streaming service are also good travel companions.

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WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 didn’t die right when 2018 arrived, but it will

Last week, we told you that once 2017 came to an end, messaging app WhatsApp would no longer be available for the BlackBerry 10 platform. So here we are, more than 21 hours into 2018, and the messaging app still appears to be functioning on BlackBerry 10 handsets like the BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Z30. But the truth is, as far as this particular platform is concerned, WhatsApp is a dead app walking.

According to a statement made by WhatsApp, on BlackBerry 10 the app is now in “deprecation” mode.” While it will still continue to function for a short time period, some behaviors will …

Samsung patents a rollable display with fingerprint sensor

Samsung is on a roll. The South Korean company has the most successful mobile display business, but that’s not enough for Samsung. Although 2018 should be the year of the “foldable smartphone,” it appears that Samsung has a few more surprises in store for us.

The company recently filed a patent for a rollable display that can be activated by fingerprint. Unlike LG’s rollable display that uses a very small rotating motor, Samsung’s features magnets that are positioned along the main body that houses the display.

The patent shows two types of metallic …

Budget-friendly LG Zone 4 for Verizon has been certified in the US

Verizon plans to launch a sequel to LG’s entry-level Optimus-branded smartphones: Optimus Zone 2 and Optimus Zone 3. However, according to Evan Blass, the new handset will drop the “Optimus” moniker in favor of a shorter naming scheme – LG Zone 4.

We’ve learned about the LG Zone 4 two weeks ago, and the fact that it should be launched at Verizon very soon. Customers waiting for a budget-friendly Android smartphone will be happy to know that LG Zone 4 is very close to its debut.

The smartphone has been recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), …

Citi analysts say that there’s a 4-in-10 chance that Apple buys Netflix


Apple is sitting with a vault so full of money that even Scrooge McDuck is jealous. Every now and then, Apple uses some of this money to make a small acquisition. For example, the company recently took $400 million out of petty cash to buy music discovery app Shazam. The largest acquisition that Apple has made by itself is the $3 billion it spent to purchase Beats Audio. But if a pair of Citi analysts are correct, there is a chance that Apple will top that record by a factor of approximately 34.

According to Citi analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant, there is a 40% possibility that Apple …

Here is how to get your $29 iPhone battery replacement from Apple

From now through the end of the year, you can replace the weak, old battery that powers your Apple iPhone 6 or later model for only $29 from Apple. That is a 63% or $50 savings off the usual price of $79. If you don’t change the cell that powers your iPhone, the CPU on the handset will be throttled to prevent the weak battery from shutting down the entire device. If you want to take Apple up on this offer, here is what you need to do.

The quickest way to replace the battery on your iPhone is to have the procedure done at your nearest Apple Store. Go to getsupport.apple.com and you can schedule …