General – indscoop Technology News, Entertaiment Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 114420553 8 Places You Should Always Use Your Credit Card [Infographic] Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:50:51 +0000 […]]]> Not everyone is a fan of using credit cards for purchases. They are, however, pretty convenient and they allow you to earn rewards. Beyond that, though, there are some additional benefits to using plastic for your purchase. This infographic lists eight items you should always use a credit card to pay for along with the reasons why.

In the below infographic, Business Insider lists eight times you should opt for credit. For example, they suggest using credit when you pay for a car rental because most cards offer car rental insurance. Plus, when you pay with debit, it will usually require a big deposit.

Even if you’re not into credit cards, the infographic points out some useful perks cards can offer for those purchases. It’s worth noting, though, that you should always use credit cards responsibly, and that means paying them in full and on time. Please don’t take this as an excuse to finance an expensive new laptop you don’t need with credit!

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5 reasons why India is Better than Dubai Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:14:14 +0000 […]]]> From my recent visit to Dubai, guess I can list out few things in India I like better than Dubai just based on my observations.

1. Use of Mobile Wallet

Heard that ‘Etisalat’ has a Mobile Wallet in Dubai, but sadly nobody aware of it and hardly find any place using mobile wallet. In India ‘Paytm’ is accepted everywhere, starting from street merchants. I’m paying 7RS tea using mobile wallet. Thanks to #Paytm #Mobikwik #freecharge.

2. Mobile Phone service providers

There are only two service providers in Dubai unlike in India, Etisalat and Du. No more competition , so call rates are very high. I had to pay AED 50 for a new prepaid sim. In India So many Service providers and competition is very high, call/data tariffs are very cheap, after the entry of ‘jio’ almost everything is free.

3. Online Recharging

Didn’t find any recharging method online for my prepaid mobile. Need to go to a kiosk to recharge using cash. Same for metro card recharging, no online option need to go to metro station counter to recharge

4. Uber Rocks in India

Uber Taxis are cheaper than auto fare in India. But Uber is costlier than normal taxis in Dubai. UBer rocks in India

5.VoIP is blocked in Dubai

If you live in or  travel to Dubai, you may encounter some blocks to internet content and your online activity could be supervised. The UAE’s has various censorship laws, which blocks some internet content, including Skype, Flickr, porn, and torrenting, and gives the government the right to monitor your activity.

Roadtrip from my Dubai Visit

OIL Money: Yup.. a litre of petrol costs AED 1.5, but a coffee costs AED 5

Cycles and Motor Cycles: Hmm.. only the pizza, paper and courier delivery boys, use bikes and cylces in Dudai. India?

Address: No name board contains the address in dubai, unlike in India.

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“we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost” – Nokia CEO Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:46:43 +0000 […]]]> nokia-CEO

Nokia CEO ended his speech saying this “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”.

During the press conference to announce NOKIA being acquired by Microsoft, Nokia CEO ended his speech saying this “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”. Upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, teared sadly.

Nokia has been a respectable company. They didn’t do anything wrong in their business, however, the world changed too fast. Their opponents were too powerful. They missed out on learning, they missed out on changing, and thus they lost the opportunity at hand to make it big. Not only did they miss the opportunity to earn big money, they lost their chance of survival. The message of this story is, if you don’t change, you shall be removed from the competition.

It’s not wrong if you don’t want to learn new things. However, if your thoughts and mindset cannot catch up with time, you will be eliminated.


1. The advantage you have yesterday, will be replaced by the trends of tomorrow. You don’t have to do anything wrong, as long as your competitors catch the wave and do it RIGHT, you can lose out and fail.

To change and improve yourself is giving yourself a second chance. To be forced by others to change, is like being discarded.
Those who refuse to learn & improve, will definitely one day become redundant & not relevant to the industry. They will learn the lesson in a hard & expensive way!

Trai Floats Consultation Paper on Internet Telephony Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:51:36 +0000 […]]]> At a time when calls through Skype, Viber and Whatsapp are gaining popularity with every passing day, the Indian telecom watchdog on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on Internet Telephony seeking stakeholders’ opinions on various matters ranging from additional entry fee, call termination charges to quality of service parameters.

In the consultation paper, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) requested the stakeholders to furnish their comments by July 21 and counter comments by August 4. “What should be the additional entry fee, performance bank guarantee and financial bank guarantee for Internet Service Providers (ISP) if they are also allowed to provide unrestricted Internet Telephony?” the consultation paper asked. The telecom service providers (TSP) have been asking the regulator for a long time to bring the Internet Telephony service providers or the over-the-top (OTT) players under the ambit of the law.

The TSPs had been seeking a level playing field between themselves and OTT apps which ride on their networks. But the OTT players offer cheaper rates as they do not have to pay any of the regulatory levies. The consultation paper asked: “Whether accessing the telecom services of a TSP by the subscriber through public Internet can be construed as extension of fixed line or mobile services of the TSP?” There were two major categories for voice transmission over internet protocol (IP) networks based on the type of IP network used. When voice is transmitted over public Internet, it is termed as Internet Telephony. Similarly when voice is transmitted over managed IP networks, it is termed as Voice over IP (VoIP). Internet Telephony can be deemed to be a subset of voice over IP, in the sense that, when voice is carried over a IP network it can be termed as Voice over IP. And if the IP network in this case is the public Internet then it can be called Internet telephony.

The paper also sought views on call termination charges. “What should be the termination charge when call is terminating into Internet telephony network? What should be the termination charge for the calls originated from Internet Telephony Network and terminated into the wire-line and wireless Network?” “How to ensure that users of International Internet Telephony calls pay applicable International termination charges?” The paper also covered security issues. It asked: “Is it possible to provide location information to the police station when the subscriber is making Internet telephony call to emergency number? If yes, how? In case it is not possible to provide emergency services through Internet Telephony, whether informing limitation of Internet Telephony calls in advance to the consumers will be sufficient?”

Yet another Xiaomi smart bike is to be unveiled on 23 June Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:48:26 +0000 […]]]> Xiaomi has teased what appears to be a smart bike of sorts. Expect an official announcement at a Xiaomi event on June 23.

There’s little enough known of the bike and Xiaomi has only released teasers of the bike so far and what little of it can be seen does look nice. There appears to be a red tail light as well as a headlamp. Xiaomi has also teased what appears to be an on-board display that displays information such as speed, power and distance traveled. The fact that the display is showing power statistics might indicate that the bike is an electric one.

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Earlier this year, Xiaomi had unveiled the YunBike C1, the result of an investment in a startup called Yunmake. The C1 came with an electric motor and a slew of sensors. The bike would sense when a user was going uphill for example, and provide extra power. The bundled 5,100mAh battery could also power the bike for 55km before needing to be recharged.

The C1 included a smartphone mount on the handlebar and you could connect the phone to your bike via Bluetooth. A connected app would give you access to relevant information such as speed, maps, etc. Xiaomi has also successfully crowd-funded a smart bike, the QiCycle R1, of which they sold at least 110 units since May this year. This is all the more surprising considering that the bike was reportedly priced at $3,000 (and that’s USD, not HKD). We can expect the upcoming and as yet unnamed Xiaomi bike to offer something similar, but hopefully at a more realistic price. Either way, we won’t know till 23 June as no other information is forthcoming.