Users Claim Verizon Is Throttling Their Streaming Speeds On Netflix And YouTube

  The University of Delhi has released the fifth cut off list for the Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) for admission to courses from the academic term of 2017-18. Candidates who have applied for admission through NCWEB, can check the cut off marks from the official website. Lakshmi Bai College has the highest cut off this list for BA Programme at 74 while the highest cut off for BCom was by Jesus and Mary college at 74. JDM and Miranda House had the next highest cut offs for BA…

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Skype Lite Gets Aadhaar Integration, Letting Users Verify Identity on Video Calls

Microsoft launched its Skype Lite app for low-end Android smartphones in February this year specifically for Indian market. At the time, the company demoed the upcoming Aadhaar verification feature. On Wednesday, the company added Aadhaar integration to the app with its latest update. For those who are unaware, Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number based on biometric and demographic data for Indian residents. With Skype Lite’s Aadhaar integration, users can now identify themselves on request during video calls. Users will be prompted to enter their Aadhaar number, and it will be shown to the other party…

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Facebook wants users to define ‘objectionable’ content

New York: After facing criticism for its censorship policies, Facebook now wants to empower its users to define what is “objectionable.” In this way the social networking major is eventually empowering them to decide how much nudity and violence they are comfortable seeing, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post. These policies help a user understand what type of sharing is allowed on Facebook and what type of content may be reported to the social media giant and removed. “The idea is to give everyone in the community options for…

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Idea Offers 3GB Free Data With New Plan to 4G Users

Idea Cellular has announced a new offer under which it is offering 3GB of additional mobile data to customers who switch to new 4G handsets. This comes a week after market leader Airtel offered a similar plan to get users to move its 4G network. “While all Idea customers will now get free data bundled in the plans, customers with 4G handsets will get even more data benefits on the new plans,” Idea said in a statement. Under the new Idea bundled 4G data offer, existing prepaid 4G handset customers…

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Instagram Now Has 600 Million Users, Company Claims

Instagram on Thursday said that its user base has risen to more than 600 million. The company, owned by Facebook, said that new features it has introduced in the past few months helped it gain the steep increase in popularity. The photo-sharing app said it had added 100 million users since June, which is when Instagram last announced its 500 million user milestone, the company said in a blog post. Since then, the company launched Instagram Stories, its picture and video slideshow feature, identical to the signature function of rival Snap…

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Google Pixel Phone Users Report Screenshot

After being plagued by Bluetooth pairing and LTE connectivity issues, Pixel phone users are now reporting another bug. According to user reports, screenshots sent from an iPhone 7 Plus to a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL phone are getting distorted automatically. The distorted screenshot issue is being discussed on a Google Product forums page extensively, and users are reporting that only a screenshot received from an iPhone 7 Plus is affected. The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s latest most expensive iPhone offering in the market. The issue appears when…

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Smart bolsters users’ digital lifestyle with new data offerings

Making good on its promise to give back to their loyal subscribers, Philippine telecommunications giant Smart Communications launched a more rewarding and fulfilling digital lifestyle—in the form of bigger data allocation and generous perks this coming holiday season. Smart Wireless Operations Head Kat Luna-Abelarde, during the company’s latest Unbox event at the second Smart Flagship Store at SM Annex in North EDSA, announced a series of exciting new offers now available for their consumers. “We remain committed in our vision of making every Filipino break norms and embrace the multiple…

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Lose It launches Snap It to let users count calories in food photos

Boston-based Lose It! (incorporated as FitNow Inc.) has released a new beta feature today called Snap It within its weight loss and calorie tracking app. As is easily guessed by the name, Snap It beta lets users take photos of their daily meals and snacks to automatically log them and derive approximate calorie counts. For now, users will be able to open the Lose It! app, pick a meal-type (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack), take a photo of their food, submit and wait briefly for Snap It to analyze it. Snap…

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Food bank users increasingly older, better educated

The face of hunger in Toronto is growing older. Adults over age 45 are the fastest growing group of food bank users in the city, making up more than one-third of 905,970 visits in 2015-16, according to the Daily Bread Food Bank. A decade ago, older adults made up just over one-quarter of food bank users, but today they account for 35 per cent of those relying on free food hampers. Meanwhile, the opposite has happened for children under 18, who represented 34 per cent offood bank clients in 2006….

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In India, only one in four Facebook users is a woman

While women tend to outnumber men in social media platforms the world over, they constitute just 24 per cent of total Facebook users in India, according to a new report. “On average, women account for 38 per cent of Facebook’s users around APAC (Asia pacific) — a figure that is already lower than it should be — but in India, women account for just 24 per cent of the country’s users,” said the report by Britain-based consultancy We Are Social. “In Bangladesh that figure is just 23 per cent, and…

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