Week in Tech: New Jio plans, YouTube returns to Amazon Fire TV stick and more (December 18-24, 2017)

Let's take a look at everything important that happened in the technology world last week.

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The year 2017 is about to end, and we are just a week away from watching it happen. But before that, let’s recap some of the important things happened in the world of technology last week. Airtel announced a new Rs 49 plan for those in urgent need of 4G data. Reliance Jio, on the other side, announced two new Happy New Year 2018 plans with benefits like never before. But there’s more to it. So without any further ado, let’s take a look:

1. New Airtel 1GB 4G data plan for a day @ Rs 49

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Airtel announced a new Rs 49 plan for those who are in urgent need of high-speed 4G data on any given day. As part of this plan, users benefit from 1GB 4G/3G data with a validity of 1 day. Airtel Rs 49 plan competes with Jio Rs 52 plan, which provides 1.05GB data with a validity of 7 days. However, Jio’s plan has a daily data limit of 150MB, unlike Airtel. But at the end, both the plans target customers with different data requirements in mind. Continue reading…

2. Know when someone uploads your photos on Facebook

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Social media giant Facebook said they will use facial recognition technology to notify users whenever someone uploads their photo. The feature could be helpful in case photos are being uploaded without informing the users present in them. However, this is optional for those who allow Facebook to create a facial template of theirs. Continue reading…

3. YouTube returns to Amazon Fire TV stick

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Amazon brings a long-awaited web browsing feature on its Fire TV stick, courtesy of Firefox. In addition, the online retail company also announced its Silk web browser for Fire TV to allow users surf the internet on a big screen. Silk is available for all Fire TV users in over 100 countries. The move comes right after Google decided to pull the plug on streaming YouTube on Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV. Continue reading…

4. New Instagram live video feature announced

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Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing app Instagram released a new update. It allows users notify their friends who are online when they start a Live video via a direct message. To get this feature, users need to update their Instagram app for Android through Google Play Store. After they’ve successfully updated the app, they shall find a new option upon starting a live video. Continue reading…

5. Say Hi to new Jio Happy New Year 2018 plans

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Reliance Jio announced two new Happy New Year 2018 plans for its prepaid customers with some new benefits like never before. These two plans include Jio Rs 199 and Jio Rs 299. Jio Rs 199 plan offers 1.2GB 4G data per day for 28 days. Meanwhile, Jio Rs 299 plan is all about 2GB daily data for 28 days. Both the plans provide unlimited local, STD and roaming calls and SMS. But how do they fare against competition from Airtel and Vodafone? Continue reading…