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Qualcomm invests in Indian Audio Brand Boat

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The homegrown audio brand Boat valuation has reached close to INR 2,000 Cr. In start of this year the brand raised 100 Mn USD from Warbug Pincus. Qualcomm has invested around USD 6.7 Mn as equity funding in Boat.

This is the first major investement by Qualcomm after it has investment in Realiance Jio in 2020. The company has investmented near to 100 Mn USD in Relaince Jio.

Boat plans to utilize the investements in manufacturing and developing next-gen audio products for Indian customers.

Sameer Mehta, the co-founder of Boat said, ” As boAt enters the next phase of growth and innovation, we look forward to building a relationship with Qualcomm to deepen our R&D capabilities and further augment our efforts to manufacture products in India”.

Boat Airdopes 461 Launched in India, Price in India , Specifications

The company started by selling USB charging cables and now it’s in audio products. Boat sells Earphones, Charging cables, Bluetooth Speakers, and earbuds. Last year, the company launched TWS earbuds in Indian market at affordable pricing.

With this investment by Qualcomm, the company will continue to develop next-generation lifestyle accessories and audio products to rule the market.

Tricks to watch IPL 2021 match live online

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is all set to play in stadiums. Due to pandemic we can’t go to stadiums but we can watch live our favorite teams. The IPL tournament match will be live on official broadcast partners and streaming partner apps. The streaming partner for this year’s IPL is Disney+ Hotstar, and the broadcast partner is Star Sports channels. If still, you have not got any Disney+ Hotstar or star sports active subscription, follow the below tricks to watch IPL 2021 live matches online.

Realiance Jio Users

If you are Jio users then you can take advantage of the Jio cricket pack and data addon plans. The Jio launched cricket plans last month, these plans offer data, unlimited calls with Disney+ Hotstar subscription worth Rs. 399 for 1 year.

IPL 2020 match live online with Jio cricket packs

If you opt for the subscription from the app you will only get the Hotstar VIP subscription for 1 year. The premium subscription of Disney+ Hotstar is of worth Rs. 1,499 per year.

PlansValidityBenefits
Rs 49956 days84GB, Disney+Hotstar 1 year
Rs 59856 days112GB, Disney+Hotstar 1 year, unlimited calling
Rs 40128 daysUnlimited calling, 90GB, Disney+Hotstar 1 year
Rs 77784 daysUnlimited calling, 131GB, Disney+Hotstar 1 year
src:Jio

There are other plans also which can cost you more than Rs. 1,000. The above plans are in budget, with these plans you can enjoy the IPL 2021 tournament season.

Jio Fiber Suubscribers

If you have a Jio fiber connection at your home you can enjoy the ipl 2021 with OTT bundle pack. The basic plan of JIo fiber starts with Rs. 399, it only offers internet. If you are a new subscribers the first month you will get OTT streaming platforms with basic plan.

After that, you have to subscribe to Rs. 999 plan offers 150Mbps internet speed and OTT platforms. The streaming platforms include Disney Hotstar VIP, Prime Video, Netflix, Sony Liv, Voot, and Zee5.

Flipkart Supercoins

If you shop on flipkart you are surely familair with supercoins. With every order you are aerning supercoins. You can check the collected supercoins in your flipkart wallet. The supercoins can be redeem to get an subscription or to get discount on products.

Flipkart Supercoins can also be redeem for Disney+ Hotstar VIP annual subcription fro 399 supercoins. You can also redeem your coins for Disney+ Hotstar premium annual subscription if you have 1,499 supercoins.

Airtel Users

Not only Jio but also Airtel is giving Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription with its Prepaid plans. You can get the subscription in Prepaid as well as in Postpaid plans. These plans come with regular benefits of unlimited calling, data, and a 1-year Hotstar VIP subscription. With this subscription, you can log in to the Hotstar app and watch IPL live matches online for free.

PlansValidityBenefits
Rs 40128 days30GB, Disney+Hotstar 1 year
Rs 44828 days3GB/day, Disney+Hotstar 1 year
Rs 59956 days2GB/day, Disney+Hotstar 1 year
src:Airtel

All the above plans include unlimited calling benefits except the Rs 401 prepaid plan. With all the prepaid plans you will get a complimentary Wynk music subscription for validity.

Tata Sky App Subscribers

If you are Tata Sky subscribers you can watch and enjoy IPL matches live on mobile at a low cost. All you have to do is to download the Tata sky app from the play store> Login in with your customer id> add Star Sports 2 channel. Adding Star sports channel on tata sky app on the app will cost you as low as Rs 6 per month.

Realme Buds Air 2 Neo launched with ANC, up to 25 Hr Playback

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The Chinese giant has earlier launched Realme Buds Air 2 this year. Now, there is an upgrade in the feature of the product with Active noise cancellation. Realme Buds Air 2 Neo is launch in Pakistan, the company will also launch other Neo versions soon.

Realme Buds Air 2 Neo Specs

The buds seem to be the successor of Realme Buds Q launched last year. The earbuds design is the same in-ear also the charging case is similar to Buds Q. Buds have the transparent touch to control your music and calls with ANC features.

Realme Buds Air 2 Neo Specs Overview

  • Active Noise Cancellation Support
  • IPX5 water resistance rating
  • 480mAh battery
  • up to 28 hrs of Playback

The earbuds will have 10mm dynamic boost derivers and ANC support. As per the OEM report, the buds will have up to 28 hrs of total playback time. As compare to Realme Buds Air 2, it has 3 hrs of more playback time.

The company has also shared the image of earbuds. The image shows the design similar to Realme buds Q ( also available in white color).

In February, the Realme Buds Air 2 was launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 3,299. The earbuds debuted as the successor to the Realme Buds Q.

Price and Availablity

The Realme Buds Air 2 Neo is priced at PKR 7,999 (~INR 5,300). Earbuds are available in two color variants White and Active Black. There is no info related to the launching date of the product in India.

Microsoft’s Phone App Feature will let users change their phone settings from PC

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Microsoft is always working to make seamless work between the connected devices to windows PC. The phone companion app from Microsoft lets you connect your android phones to Windows PCs. After connecting your phone you can manage your calls, messages, and photos, also notifications. The new feature of the Microsoft Phone App lets you manage your phone’s settings from PC.

The feature is dubbed as “Device Indicators”, it brings you access to your phone settings from PC. You can control and manage your phone settings such as Bluetooth, Wifi, Do not disturb, and Audio Player. In the last update, Your Phone App gets multiple device connectivity options. With this, you can add and manage multiple devices from Your Phone App on the PC.

Read Also: How to connect and make calls using your laptop (Windows Device)

The settings are only visible for connected devices. you can easily toggle the settings from below the image of your device. After changing a setting from Your Phone App on PC, it will reflect your Android Phone.

This new feature is gradually rolling out and will come with Your Phone App v1.21012.195.0. It will take some time to fully roll out for Your Phone App users.

Try Best AI Tools & App Demo on these websites

Artificial Intelligence is the programming way that simulates human intelligence in Machines to perform actions. The improvement and development in AI are helping human beings everywhere from medical science to research in a specific field. Tech Giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are focusing on Neural Networks and AI development tools. Recently, a fake blog post using the GPT-3 language model tops the feed-in Hacker News. GPT-3 is a language model by OpenAI, its generate paragraph using text or phrase. In this article, I will list some of the websites that offer free demo of upcoming and popular best AI tools.

ProductHunt

This websites has list of over 100 plus AI tools to explore. The tools listed on this website are ranked according to their upvotes. On visiting the websites, you will get sections like Popular this month, Today , Yestrerday, and previoud days. All the sections have more than 25 plus AI tools. To get the demo you have to simply click on link of the apps, and it will redirect you in next tab of browser.

I have go through every tools on the website, and they are pretty useful. The tools are for marketers, Developers, Bloggers, designers and other fields. I would like to tell you about one tool, i.e IdeasAI.

IdeasAI, is an Open-AI startup idea genrator, the app genrates startup ideas for you. You can give your feedback to AI by clicking on heart and Cross icon. Its the AI tool so for every love on a idea you will get similar ideas to it.

Microsoft AI Demos

Microsoft website lets you try their best AI tools for free. Also you can explore the resources and enhance the capabilities by adding code to them. The Microsoft AI offers demo of tools like AI Route Planner, Text Analytics, Language Understanding, Video Indexer, Computer Vision. All these tools are useful.

From all these tools I have tried Text Analytics. Text Analytics tools give you a detailed report about the text. To try out the tool, you have to simply go to the link, then paste or type the text in the box. After, click on the next step and the AI Tool will generate an analysis of the text for you. The AI tool Text analytics has four steps. Each step has a different analysis process. Steps in the analysis start from

  • Step1: Entering message
  • Step 2: Sentiment & Key Phrases
  • Step 3: Entity Linking
  • Step 4: Bing Entity Search

After trying out the AI tool demo you can also learn how to code tools like the same. The Courses are open to learning at Microsoft AI school.

AIArtists.org

This website is surely loved by you if you are a graphic designer or an artist. The websites have listed 50 Plus best AI tools demo links to try and generate curative art for free. The websites have a curated list of AI tools demo to generate Music/ Sound, AI Art, Animations, AI generated voice, AI generated Data Visualization, AI Generated Images/Pictures, typography, and many more. All of the section has more than five tools to try.

Experiment with Google

Google has the most number of apps and tools based on Artificial Intelligence. Talking about the AI, Google has recently rolled out Android 11 for the smartphones. Most of the features in the OS are intelligent and use AI to give a rich experience to users. The ExperimentwithGoogle website has a list of AI experiment that you can try and learn about.

GoogleAI, Try AI tools demo

The website is divided in sections as AI+Writing, AI+Learning, AI+Drawing, AI+Music, and lastly a list of all experiments. You can take any AI Tool demo by clicking on Launch experiments hovering over the card.

Conclusion

There are many websites that offers free AI tools demo on internet. But the above websites have the almost everyone of that from text genrator to AI Art and more. If you have any other websites that has AI tools demo or description. Please comment and let me know.

Hike Messenger is Shutting down this month

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Indian chat messenger Hike has used by over 35 million active users. The app has instant chat feature with bitmoji and cool stickers. Now, the Hike users have to switch over to WhatsApp or Signal because the application is shutting down.

The popular Stickerchat messenger has got the launch Hikeland and a virtual world for the users. The CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal announcing the company is shutting down the app this month. The Hikemoji will be replaced by two new apps- Vibe and Rush. Rush is live on Apple Store and soon to be launched on Google Play Store. It has a collection of small mini-games. While Vibe will be launched after users request.

There are over 1,00,000 users applications are approved for the app. Mittal in a tweet stated that “India won’t have its own messenger. Global network effects are too strong (unless India bans Western companies).” The Hike Messenger will be shutting down on 21st January this month. All the user data will be available for download in the app.

In a tweet, Kavin says about western companies, which have the right incentives, unlike FB products. Facebook has updated its privacy policy for WhatsApp, which is not good for users. As it collects a lot of user information, users are switching over to Signal App.

Best Android Camera Apps (2021)

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We have phones with multiple cameras with the AI feature and also with great pixel-like 64MP and more. The camera of smartphones has to remove the need of using DSLR for images. You can shoot images and videos of great resolution as 1080p, and 4k. To capture moments we have camera setups on phone like depth sensors, macro lens, and an ultra-wide-angle lens. So, if you have a Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, and other brand phones. The default camera app on the phone does not produce such good results.

In this article we have filtered out best third-party camera apps you can install on your android phone. These camera apps are filtered on the parameters as features, and ratings on play store.

Best Camera Apps for Android (2021)

1.Adobe Photoshop Camera

Adobe launches its Camera App last year, the Adobe Photoshop camera app comes with the best editing features. It has a feature to auto adjust the photo just like Google Photos do. There is also a lens feature in the app where you can browse and apply lens filters to your photos. While capturing photos in the Adobe Photoshop Camera app you can adjust the brightness. The camera app has an AI feature to auto-tune the image, portrait-mode for selfies, and more. With Adobe Camera App you can also use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop express to edit your photos.

2. Google Camera App (GCAM mod Apk)

Google Camera App is not available to download on Play Store. It is basically a mod application of Google Phones camera app. The applications are available for different smartphones. The GCam brings some major manual control and especially astrophotography mode to take some quality pictures. The NIght mode on the app is the best of all the camera app out there.

3. VSCO

If you have searched for the best editing apps on android you may have to find VSCO on the play store. Well, this app is the highest-rated and million downloads on Play Store. The VSCO app has photo editing features and manual controls for snaps. You can easily edit and share the photos with the community. In the app, you can browse and see other artworks to use presets.

4.Snap FX Master

The app has features of video editing and also has a beauty camera. Snap FX Master has some awesome effects and VFX that you can add to your videos and photos. In the beauty camera app, you can edit your selfie right away. There are stickers and FX templates to tune your images. To edit your selfies the app has live stickers. You can also shoot gif images and 8 seconds video for your Instagram post and reels.

5. B612 – Selfie Camera

B612 is another popular camera app for taking selfies. The app has a beauty feature that includes makeup, stickers, and video editing features. In the app, you can create short videos and edit your videos by adding music and effects to them. In the camera app, you will get a perfect image at one tap with the auto-adjust feature.

Spotify Premium revised Plans launched Podcast streaming

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Spotify is one of the best music streaming apps used worldwide. The app has millions of songs from all genres and mood filters. In the app, you will get top trending Indian and Global songs based on your listening. The Spotify app has earlier revised its plan for Indian users. In the latest update, the music streaming service has revised its basic and standard plan also added video streaming podcasts to the app.

Spotify Premium Revised Plans

In the premium section of the app, you will now see a mini premium plan for only Rs. 7. Earlier, the one day plan comes in Rs. 13 with unlimited listening without ads and downloads. The mini-plans has limits to downloads only 30 songs on 1 device. The one time plan also has a variant of Rs. 25 for a week validity.

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On an individual plan, you can save up to Rs. 429 on the yearly plan if you purchase before 31 December 2020. The offer also includes 3 months of Spotify Premium free for individual people. After 3 months you will be charged Rs. 119 per month.

Spotify Video Podcast

In the app, there is already a podcast from your favorites, Now, Spotify has also added the video podcast, to listen you have to click on the home banner in the app. The Spotify Exclusive features Joe Rogan Experience Episodes, also you will get suggestions about the other podcast recommendation based on streaming choice.

Also Read: Spotify is testing Instagram like Stories

These video podcasts are played in the app in the standard video format. You have to option to skip the podcast, switching the subtitles, Playlist. Also, you can increase the playback speed of the video from 1x to 3.5x.

Will Spotify becomes the next streaming service after Netflix? and other. What your thoughts tell us in the comments below.

Google Camera Go Gets HDR Mode in Latest Update

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Google Pixel phones come with the Google Camera app, earlier this year Google has released a lite camera app. The new Google Camera Go App is for budget android phones running on Android Go. The company always keeps improving and adds new features to its services and apps. In the last update, the company has added Night mode to the app for a better snap. The Camera Go is getting HDR mode in the latest update.

Google Camera Go HDR Mode

On the official Twitter handle of Android, the news is shared, “Camera Go keeps getting better. We’re bringing HDR to more #Android devices, allowing you to capture photos with crisper details and richer color at any time of day”.

After updating the app to the latest version from the Play Store. You will see the toggle to switch the HDR mode. The photo taken in the HDR mode will automically adjust the lightning of the subject. As, you can see the difference between the normal mode and HDR mode of image.

As in the case, if you sideload the Google Camera Go app Apk on any other Android device runing Android 8.0 and above, you will not get Night Mode and HDR features.

Earn Rare Tickets in Go India Upcoming Events 2020

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Google Pay-Go India Game is live in the app. By traveling all the thirty cities in the game you can win up to Rs. 101 to Rs. 501. To Travel the cities in the app, you have to collect City tickets and Kilometers. In this post, I have added the tricks about getting rare tickets from upcoming events in the Go India Game quiz and others. The Go India event has to end last month but the company has extended the date to 25 December.

Method to Earn Rare tickets in Go India Game

  • Merchant QR Code Scan & Pay: Pay the minimum amount of Rs. 101 to any shop or merchant using G-Pay UPI by Scanning QR code.
  • Recharge Method: If you have not done any recharge during the event then you can earn a cashback of Rs. 10 to Rs. 200 Cashback on two recharges in G-Pay. The minimum amount of recharge is Rs. 10.
  • Gold Method: In G-Pay you can purchase gold for any amount. The Go-India game offers you to purchase a minimum of Rs.100 gold to earn tickets. After purchase, you can sell the gold and the amount will be credited back to your account.
  • In-app Method: Every time you log in to the game, you will find a suggestion to earn tickets. Try to follow it, as you can do DTH recharges, mobile recharges, or shop for any play store coupons of Rs. 100. These all can get you rare tickets like Bastar, Puri, Gangtok, Kaziranga, Nainital, and others.

Also Read How to Play G-Pay Go India Game and Earn Rs. 101 to Rs. 501

G-Pay Go India Upcoming Events 2020

In Go-India the company always offering some events by the name of cities. Earlier, there is G-Pay Go India Nainital Event, G-Pay Go India Hyderabad Event, G-Pay Go India Chennai Event, and more. In these events, you have to answer 5 questions to Win money, rare tickets, and Kilometers.

We will update here the details and quiz answers of the Go India upcoming event this month.

Google Adds Local Language in Search and Apps in India

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Today, Google hosted an online event on youtube; Google L10n Event. In this event, the tech giant introduces the new localize features in its app and services for Indian users. The main focused feature of services is the addition of local languages.

Google says the language should not be a barrier, so by adding local language to apps and services it will reach wider users. The feature will be added to the search, assistant and GMaps, Lens, and more.

Local Language Search Results

Now, the Google search results page will also give you the option to switch between English, the default language, and four local languages other than Hindi. The supported local languages are Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, and Marathi.

Google Search results pages will start showing you results in the local language depending on your region with English.

Google Lens in Hindi

Google lens gets Homework mode this year, with this homework student can easily find the methods to solve the calculations and problems. The company is adding Hindi language in Homework mode and in app to make students tasks more easier to solve problems.

Google Maps in 9 New Indian Local Languages

Google Maps is especially used by cab drivers, travelers in India. It is used in all the regions from rural to urban. The company today announces, in the GMap will soon get 9 Local languages options.

These local languages will helps people to easily use the features of the app. To switch the language in the app, Go to Settings -> App Language and select the language of your choice.

RelayThat A Graphic Design Tool That you Need

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If you are a social media influencer or a user who regularly posts stories on Instagram or on another social platform. To create an interactive post and graphic design. You will have to install more than one app or to visit more than one website. But what if I say, your needs will be completed with one tool. Yes, really that is a graphic design tool with tons of features.

To work on and design a professional graphic design you don’t have to be a graphic designer. You only have to visit RelayThat and sign up.

RelayThat layout options are awesome there are so many of them to work with. The layout makes it easy to create better designs within a few seconds. You can add your default brand logo, colors, and upload fonts for professional designs. After sign up, you will get a workspace to work with your team. You can add your team members to collab and design with you.

What you will get in the Dashboard?

  • Layout for graphic designs
  • Uploads for your images
  • Stock images
  • Colors palettes
  • Branding Fonts
  • More ( includes Buttons and Titles)

Awesome Features

  • One-click Responsive designs: You can switch to any layout from ads to blog graphic in juts one click
  • Plenty of Layout Options: This is helpful for bloggers and social media influencers. The layout designs on RelayThat are in categories as Ads, Banner, Social, and more. You can create Blog Graphic, Linkedin Banner, Reddit Ads, and many more.
  • Customization options: Every design element comes with customization options as fonts, colors, and shape.
  • Adding Links to images: You can add beautiful customized buttons to your design with a link to it.
  • SEO Keywords: This is the most unique feature I have seen so far. After creating the designs we have to think about the title, alt tags, and others for optimizing it for the SEO. RelayThat is all up for that. You have to only give four SEO keywords and RelayThat will automate the Image SEO for your designs.
  • Magic Import: do you want to import graphic of pages in one click, the magic import will do it. You only have to provide the URL and click on import to get all assets.

After completing the designs, you can either save your designs or download them in JPG or PNG format.

Pricing Plan and Benefits

RelayThat premium comes with a price of $25 per month. With RelayThat premium workspaces for two members.

  • Projects (Workspaces): You can create up to 20 projects to work on designs.
  • Image downloads: You can create as many designs and save them to your local computer.
  • Team Sharing: You can easily share and collaborate with your designer teams.
  • One-Click Resize: You can easily switch to a different layout in one click.
  • 3 Million+ Stock Images
  • Custom Font Uploads
  • Suggestion: You will get smart suggestions on colors and fonts to use with your designs.
  • Image SEO
  • Brand Portals: Easily add your brand logo, fonts, and colors to your designs.

RelayThat is an awesome tool for creating professional brand graphic design in the market.

Spotify Music is testing Instagram like Stories

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Social media apps like Snapchat, Instagram, twitter, and Linkedin have already have stories for users. Spotify is bringing some new, it is testing stories for playlists. The feature can be seen on latest app on Android and iOS platform.

If you are a part of beta testing of Spotify app, you will see a story on select playlist like Christmas Hits and Tear drop. After tapping on story, you will get instagram style story interface. In this you can navigate next and prev by tapping on screen.

“At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience. Some of those tests end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time”, spotify spokeperson to Engadget.

Stories increase user engagement and ads in story benefits the brands to reach out the audience. What do you think about this feature, is this useful to you? Tell us in comments.