Microsoft Details New Features Of Outlook On The Web

The latest version of Outlook on the web will roll out to Office 365 subscribers whose plan includes Exchange Online and have signed up for Microsoft’s First Release program. Changes include the addition of an Action bar, the ability to pin items in your inbox, improved single line view, and changes to Calendar.

Xiaomi To Launch MiUi 7 On August 13 [Update]

Xiaomi has apparently teased what is possibly the launch of its MiUi 7 OS on August 13. The image posted shows the number ‘7’ followed by ‘8.13’ possibly teasing the launch of Xiaomi’s MiUi 7 software. Currently, no further details about Xiaomi’s MiUi 7 OS are available. Earlier rumours have speculated that the software will be launched this month.

Guide To Upgrading/Clean Installing Windows 10 On Your PC

If you haven’t gotten the update for Windows 10 yet, you can use the media creation tool to forcefully upgrade. Clean installing Windows 10 on your PC before updating is a bit problematic since your Windows 7/8 product key isn’t the same as the one Windows 10 requires. It’s recommended that you update to the new OS, find the new product key and then run the clean install.

VW Is Launching Cars With Both Android Auto and CarPlay Integration

Volkswagen cars with both Android Auto and CarPlay integration are reaching showrooms as early as this week. VW is offering integration with both rival platforms in order to offer consumers more choice. Android Auto and CarPlay extend a smartphone’s functionality within a car via voice command and offer apps tailored around use while driving.

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 As A Free Upgrade Worldwide

Windows 10 was unveiled back in September 2014. Since then Microsoft has worked with 5mn Windows Insiders to build out the product. Windows 10 will bring back the start menu, port Cortana over to the desktop and bring massive security and performance upgrades. The software will also be available pre-installed on partner OEM devices from today.

Now Say “OK Google” To Send A Message Via WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber

Google launched custom voice actions on Android back in April. So far controlling apps on Android with voice has been restricted to native apps. Now users can simple say “Ok Google, send WhatsApp message to John” followed by the actual message. The entire process is hand’s free and will work with WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber.

Motorola Launches Its Flagship Moto X Style and Mid-Range Moto X Play

The Moto X Style is the new flagship from Motorola, featuring a 5.7-inch display, Spandragon 808 processor, a 21MP camera and can by customized via the Moto Maker tool. The Moto X Play on the other hand is more mid range, featuring a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 615 processor and while it lacks the same build and customization, it does come with a massive 3630mAh battery.

OnePlus Aims To Sell 1mn Devices In India By Year-End

The company just announced the launch of its OnePlus 2 smartphone in India on August 11 at Rs 24,999. India is already OnePlus’ fourth largest global market. The company will continue selling the OnePlus One alongside its new device. So far OnePlus ha sold 2.5 lakh devices in India, since the launch of the One in December 2014.

OnePlus 2 Priced At Rs 24,999 (64GB); Available From August 11 Via Amazon

The device will be available in 2 variants – a 16GB model with 3GB RAM and a 64GB model with 4GB RAM. The former will be priced at $329 but will not be available starting August 11. Other specs include a 5.5-inch FullHD display, 3300mAh battery, Snapdragon 810 processor, 13MP (OIS and laser autofocus) camera, 5MP front camera, mute switch, and runs on Oxygen OS 2.0 that’s built on Android 5.1.1.

Uber Integration : Order Xiaomi Mi Note From Uber App [In Malaysia / Singapore]

Users will be able to order a Mi Note by opening the Uber app and setting the slider to Xiaomi and hitting request. The map will show a bunch of orange coloured Uber cars equipped to deliver the Mi Note. Payments will be automatically charged on the credit card linked to Uber. Delivery of the device at the buyer’s location will take just a few minutes.

Data: 5.3mn Smartwatches Were Sold During Q2; 75% Were Made By Apple

Smartwatch sales grew by 457% y-o-y during Q2 2015. Apple Watch sales clocked in at 4 million units earning the company a market share of 75%. Overall smartwatch sales in Q2 2015 was higher than the whole of 2014. Samsung managed to sell just 0.4 million smartwatches, helping it capture a market share of just 8%.

Microsoft Launches Send, An Email App That Works Like Instant Messaging

Send offers users a quick text message like experience, but all messages are routed through Outlook. There aren’t any subject lines or formal email constructs in Send. Sending messages is very similar to sending an SMS, but all communication is accessible in Outlook. Send is currently available only on the iPhone but Windows Phone and Android support is coming soon.

WhatsApp For Android Update Brings ‘Mark As Unread’ Option

The mark as unread feature adds a green indicator to a conversation but does not change the read status within. Users will also be able to set custom notifications for contacts and groups from within contact details. Lastly, there’s a low data mode that uses less data while making voice calls and a Google Drive backup option that doesn’t seem to be live just yet.

Xiaomi Launches 32GB Mi4i Smartphone At Rs 14,999

The device will go on sale on July 28 via a flash sale at 2 pm. Registrations for the sale of the 32GB Mi4i are open right now. The Mi4i retains the exact same specs as the device which was launched in April, save for the increased storage. Apart from the launch, the company is also offering MiCoupons worth 500 and free phone cases on purchase of other products.