The best iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Fire, Surface, and Pixel tablet deals for August 2020

And of course, since they’re tablets, the Fire devices also put a myriad of apps, games, and other software at your fingertips. Did we mention they’re cheap? The seven-inch Fire 7 starts at just $50, the eight-inch Fire HD 8 (with high-definition display) at $80, and the new Fire HD 10 at $150 — and […]

The best SIM-only deals you can get in August 2020

As a rule of thumb, iPhones tend to take nano SIMs, Samsung Galaxys take micro SIMs and standard SIM cards have been relegated from the mainstream altogether.

O&M’S best kept secret: Sumanto Chattopadhyay

In the first of a series on India’s best creatives, we speak to Sumanto Chattopadhyay, executive creative director – South Asia, O&M Mumbai about his creative journey, being yelled at by an irate ad filmmaker and the highs and lows of being “The English guy” in O&M.I never wanted to workI’m surprised a that lot […]

Ola Cabs app hit by bug that allows free rides

BENGALURU: A software engineer and a security firm have exposed what they say are vulnerabilities in Ola’s mobile app, raising concerns about the robustness of technology at India’s largest cab aggregator. The two bugs that have been unearthed allow unethical individuals with basic programming knowledge to enjoy unlimited free cab rides—one at the expense of […]

JioMeet vs Zoom video calling apps: Here’s what is similar and what’s not

Reliance Jio has launched its own video-calling platform called JioMeet in India to take on Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms. JioMeet seems to be targeted at enterprises more than just regular users as it asks for company domain and work email addresses. However, any user can make a JioMeet ID using his/her email account or […]

Don’t miss Amazon’s First Reads free eBook selection this August

There are plenty of well-known benefits of having an Amazon Prime membership, from free two-day shipping and exclusive members-only discounts to Prime Video access, but one you may not have heard about before is the Amazon First Reads program. Every month in 2020, Amazon’s publishing editors will choose a handful of yet-to-be-released books from various […]

Curbside Larry is not a pitchman. He’s a literacy hero

— joe (@JoeGremlin) August 3, 2020 None of Harris County’s libraries are open as COVID-19 continues to grip the country, so curbside pickup is your best bet to get your hands on free books and movies. To learn more, visit the Harris County Public Library website.

Star Wars reading list: where to start after you finish the movies

Heir to the Jedi, Kevin Hearne. This novel was intended as the final Expanded Universe novel, but it was slipped into the main canon. Where James S.A. Corey’s Honor Among Thieves and Martha Wells’ Razor’s Edge follow Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively, this would have formed the third part of a loose trilogy, following […]

Onifade’s new book discusses Nigeria’s Liberation

When asked if this was the beginning of a political campaign, Onifade said “I have no intention to run for office and don’t wish to be known as a sensational blogger or fierce government critic. But I like to continue to provide pragmatic ideas from the sidelines and may accept opportunities in future that allow […]

Tragic death of UL assistant D.J. Looney leaves huge void of genuine caregiver in Cajuns’ program

“On the field, he was probably a little bit more demanding than he’d be in your day-to-day interactions with him, but there was never a doubt in the way that he coached them that he loved every kid,” Desormeaux said. “No matter which position it was, that’s something that was consistent with him daily. He […]