Week in Tech: New Jio recharge plans, Orkut returns soon, WhatsApp Obsolete issue and more (January 8-14, 2018)

This week in Tech was more happening than usual. Here’s everything important that happened

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Last week in Tech was more happening than usual. Thanks to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. If you didn’t get a chance to catch it before, we have covered all the important announcements from CES 2018 for you. Apart from CES, this week also saw some twists and turns with regards to the rivalry between Airtel and Jio, a shocking ‘WhatsApp Obsolete’ issue hit users of certain Android handsets and Orkut is about to make a comeback in India. Here’s everything important that happened in the world of Technology last week:

New Jio recharge plans, discounts and benefits

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Jio announced some new prepaid plans and upgrades to many of its existing recharge plans starting January 9. Along with those, the existing Jio Rs 399 plan now provides 20% more data and validity i.e., 84GB data with a validity of 84 days. In short, customers can now avail 14GB extra data in addition to unlimited calling and daily 100 SMS for the stipulated period. Continue reading…

Orkut to re-enter the Indian market


Orkut was immensely popular social networking website in India and some other parts of the world before Facebook emerged and took over the space. Now, Orkut Buyukkokten, creator of Orkut is planning to unveil a new social networking app called ‘Hello.’ The is currently available in more than 10 countries including Canada, New Zealand and Brazil for both Android and iOS. Continue reading…

Amazon Alexa voice assistant to come to Windows 10


Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, Alexa will soon be hitting devices running on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. PC makers like HP, Asus and Acer will integrate Amazon Alexa in their respective models such as HP Pavilion Wave, which looks more like a smart speaker. It’s powered by 6th gen Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM and Intel HD 530 Graphics. Continue reading…

Vodafone revises its prepaid plans


Vodafone boosted many of its existing prepaid plans to compete with the likes of Jio and Airtel. Vodafone Rs 399, Rs 458 and Rs 509 plans now provide more data and validity. The move came right after Jio announced some new plans and benefits this week and Airtel followed suit. Continue reading…

WhatsApp Obsolete issue plagues Android users


Since midnight of January 13, a lot of Android users, majority of them using Xiaomi devices, started receiving an unusual message ‘WhatsApp version has become obsolete from 13th January 2018’. WhatsApp officially confirmed to Techook that the issue is being fixed and said the problem is with how their app is distributed. In case you are facing the similar issue, here’s how you can fix it.