Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service is getting a much-needed overhaul in June

In a bid to keep up with Microsoft's excellent Xbox Game Pass offerings, Sony is giving its PlayStation Plus subscription service a much-needed revamp. The company has announced that the all-new PlayStation Plus will launch in June with over 700 games and several other benefits. In December last year, we first saw reports about Sony's plan...

YouTube starts testing timed emoji reactions on some channels

YouTube has started testing a new feature that will let you share reactions at an exact moment in a video. It follows the timed comments feature that YouTube started testing in April last year, shortly after it first removed the dislike count on some videos. The feature is currently available on a small number of channels...

Xiaomi brings the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, Redmi Note 11S, and Redmi 10 5G to international markets

Shortly after debuting the Redmi Note 11 lineup in China, Xiaomi launched four Redmi Note 11 series devices globally. However, the devices launched in international markets did not feature the same hardware as the Chinese models, even though they featured the same design and marketing names. It seems like Xiaomi has no plans to abandon...

Teardown: Google Duo might get Meet’s Companion Mode soon

In June last year, Google previewed a new second-screen experience for Google Meet called Companion Mode. Google then shared more details about the mode in September, revealing that it would let participants use their laptops or smart home devices as a second screen for a video call. The feature finally started rolling out to users...

Xiaomi’s next flagship could feature Leica-branded cameras

When it comes to Leica-branded smartphone cameras, only one name comes to mind -- Huawei. But now that Huawei is just a shadow of its former self, a new contender is planning to launch a phone with Leica-branded cameras. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is reportedly working on a smartphone with Leica-branded cameras, and XDA Senior Member...

This modder built an iPhone 13 Pro Max “Ultra” with more ports, more battery, and cooling fans

Tired with Apple's refusal to switch to USB Type-C ports on iPhones, a DIY YouTuber took matters into their own hands and installed a USB Type-C port on an iPhone X late last year. Inspired by their efforts, a modder has now built a custom iPhone 13 Pro Max, featuring a USB Type-C port, a...

EU could force WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage and others to offer interoperability

The EU has agreed upon new laws to limit the market power of big tech. Its new Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to blacklist anti-competitive practices and force popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and others to open up and interoperate with smaller messaging platforms. The EU's press release on the matter states: "During a close...

Reserve the OnePlus 10 Pro for just $1 ahead of the global launch

OnePlus is gearing up to launch its latest flagship, the OnePlus 10 Pro, in international markets. Yesterday, the company confirmed that it would host the global launch event on March 31. It has now opened reservations for the device, giving interested buyers a chance to reserve the OnePlus 10 Pro for just $1. OnePlus 10 Pro...

[Update: Maybe not] Samsung will reportedly launch a new foldable device codenamed “Diamond” later this year

Samsung currently offers two types of foldable smartphones as part of its Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip lineups. But the company is reportedly planning to launch a third type of foldable device this year. Rumor has it that Samsung is working on a new foldable phone with a unique form factor, which should...

Stable ColorOS 12 update goes live for the OPPO A93, A94, F17 Pro, F19 Pro, and more

After releasing beta builds of ColorOS 12 to several devices over the last few weeks, OPPO has now started rolling out the stable release based on Android 12 to quite a few phones. These include the OPPO A93, A94, F17 Pro, F19 Pro, Reno 4 F, Reno 4 Lite, Reno 4 Pro 5G, Reno 5...

You can now watch 4000 episodes of your favorite TV shows on YouTube for free

YouTube users in the US can now watch around 4,000 episodes of popular TV shows on the platform for free. These include episodes from TV shows like Hell's Kitch, Andromeda, Heartland, and more! In a recent blog post on the matter, the YouTube Movies & Shows team revealed that US viewers can now watch "full seasons of...

LineageOS 18.1 is now available for the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL

After releasing LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, Moto G100, and Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) late last month, the LineageOS team has added three more devices to the LineageOS 18.1 build roster. Official builds of LinageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 are now available for the original Google...