TecQ: Apple WWDC 2018, Moto G6, Windows 10, Xiaomi & More
Top tech stories on The Quint this week.
TecQ is our weekly round-up of the technology stories.
1. Moto G6 First Impressions: Not a Workhorse but Still Looks Good
You can read the story here.
2. Apple WWDC 2018: Apple Announces iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad
The iOS 12 was, without a doubt, the most anticipated announcement at the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. As Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook took the stage to flag off the developers’ conference, he did us all a favour by bringing up iOS 12 as the first thing at this year’s annual keynote event.
The latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, according to Apple, is designed to make everyday tasks faster and more responsive. The iOS 12 focuses more on augmented reality (AR) and Siri, and has many new fun features like the Memoji (animated emojis with your own face), fun messages, and improved FaceTime.
The iOS 12 tries to make communication more fun and expressive with Memoji and Group FaceTime. Screen Time helps customers understand and take control of the time they spend interacting with their iOS devices.
Read the story here.
3. Can a Windows 10 Laptop Worth Rs 10,000 Become Your Daily Device?
What’s the first thing people who want to buy a laptop look at? Price.
They look for an affordable, power-packed device that’ll last them a couple of years. Their penchant for a pocket-friendly option takes them weeks, or even months, to come to the best choice.
And every now and then, I am asked, how little can one pay for a laptop? I usually say Rs 30,000, at least, especially if you want a daily workhorse device.
Things might be changing on that front now, with a Windows 10 laptop coming to the market – and it costs Rs 10,000. Yes, for this price, you’re getting an Intel-powered, storage-equipped Windows 10 (original version) notebook. Is that too good to be true? We tried out the device here to find out.
4. Your Headphones Could Electrocute You, But Here’s How to Tame Them
A 22-year-old man was electrocuted in Haryana earlier this week while listening to music using wired headphones while his mobile phone was charging.
Police officials said the incident took place when the victim put his phone on charge and started listening to music. At that time, there was no electricity supply in his house. As he was listening to the music, the electricity supply was restored which subsequently lead to Thath’s electrocution.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to a hospital in Yamunanagar town. However, the doctors could not save him. There have been reports of people getting electrocuted by their headphones while the device was charging.
Read here to know why this happens, and how you can prevent yourself from getting electrocuted by your headphones.
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