Daily Archives: January 4, 2019

USB Type-C Authentication Program Formally Launched to Protect Against Malicious Devices

When USB Type-C (aka USB-C) arrived a few years ago, it looked promising. A single cable for your laptop, tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets. The reversible connector was probably its biggest highlight, apart from faster data transfer rates, support for quicker charging, and media delivery. But it hasn’t been a smooth ride until now. USB-IF, […]

Google Assistant Can Now Be Used to Make Charity Donations

Google Assistant has added a simple way to contribute to good causes by using your voice on all your smart devices, including smart speakers like the Home. Ask Google to “make a donation” in the US and it will let you pick a monetary amount and charity (from a group of recommended organisations). So long […]

One Year Post Office deposit rate hiked

The government has revised the interest rate on post office time deposit schemes while leaving rates of other popular small savings schemes like the PPF (Public Provident Fund), Sukanya Samriddhi account and Senior Citizen Savings schemes unchanged.Interest rates of small savings schemes are currently revised on a quarterly basis. The Finance Ministry, in a notification […]

Here is how to Change address, communication details in Pan Card

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric identifier, issued by Income Tax Department. Each assessee – individual, firm, company –is issued a unique PAN. The PAN card remains the same even if you shift cities. However if you want to change your address details in your PAN card, you will get a new Assessing […]

UIDAI has new plans to make Aadhaar enrolment, updation easier

UIDAI is mulling allowing Common Service Centres (CSCs) to provide non-biometric assistance for Aadhaar enrolment and updation services, including helping public in filling online forms, according to a government source. Village-level Entrepreneurs or VLEs, who run CSCs, have been asking the government to allow them to restart Aadhaar enrolment and updation services, after UIDAI restricted […]

New TRAI rules and Here are revised channel packs

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for broadcasting services, several DTH operators and cable TV operators have announced updated pricing for individual TV channels. TRAI has also extended its previous deadline of December 28 to January 31 for consumers to select TV channels of their choice. Here’s more about the new TRAI rules and updated […]

Hotstar Finally Lets You Download Premium Shows and Movies

Streaming service Hotstar is finally letting users download premium content. The platform, which launched more than two years ago, had been offering offline viewing, but only for a small number of old and regional shows. The latest update of Hotstar for iOS and Android has added a download button under popular TV shows and movies. […]