Demand spikes for refurbished devices

NEW DELHI : The increase in smartphone prices is driving Indians towards refurbished phones. As a result, analysts expect the refurbished phone segment to grow 18% in 2022 as consumers look for cheaper offerings, even as overall phone demand has contracted. “Last year, about 55 million refurbished phones were sold in India. This year, this … Read more

Google’s open-source bug bounty aims to clamp down on supply chain attacks

Google has introduced a new vulnerability rewards program to pay researchers who find security flaws in its open-source software or in the building blocks that its software is built on. It’ll pay anywhere from $101 to $31,337 for information about bugs in projects like Angular, GoLang, and Fuchsia or for vulnerabilities in the third-party dependencies … Read more

Cox is getting into the mobile industry — again

Cox announced on Monday that it is launching a pilot for Cox Mobile that will be available to Cox’s internet customers. This will be the company’s second major attempt to get into the mobile industry, after its effort launched in 2010 shut down after less than two years, citing an inability to offer “iconic phones” … Read more

How to quickly record voice notes on your iPhone

Whether you’re trying to quickly record ideas, an interview, or even a song idea, a voice recording app on your iPhone can come in useful. While Apple’s App Store is filled with third-party apps that can do that for you, Apple’s built-in Voice Memos app is particularly easy to use, given there’s no need to … Read more

Instagram Testing Improved Content Recommendation Controls; Working on Filtering Content Using Hashtags, Emoji

Instagram is introducing changes to its application to enable users to inform the service about posts that are recommended to them. In a move that appears to be aimed at improving the algorithm used to serve users with customised content based on their actions and activity on Instagram, the company says it will make it … Read more

What parents should know about the VR gear kids want

Story highlights Virtual reality headsets range from inexpensive Cardboard to pricey PlayStation Here are your options if you want to dip your toe in or really swim with the VR big fish Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don’t worry. From Google’s inexpensive … Read more