Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Popular media server Plex has just brought a major update to its app for Android. You can now open and play pretty much any video file stored on your Android device or SD card, and you no longer have to play it through a third-party player. The company says that with this update, you will no longer face the problem of opening video files stored locally. The latest update for Android will now let you play local video files including .MP4s, .MKVs, .AVIs, .WMVs, and .WMDs, among other formats, within…

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CHSE Odisha Class 12th Results 2017 declared online: Check yours now

CHSE Odisha Class 12th Results 2017 declared online: Check yours now

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) Odisha Class 12th Results 2017 have been declared online at orissaresults.nic.in for arts, commerce and vocational programmes. Odisha school and mass education minister Badri Narayan Patra announed the results today. About 1,74,237 (70.17%) students passed in arts, 71.43% in commerce and 61.22% in vocational courses. Koraput was lowest with 48.08% and Puri registered the highest in pass percentage with 82.78%. Class 12 commerce Class 12 arts Results of the science stream were released earlier and 81.11% students cleared the exam. Minister Patra announced…

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Instagram Direct Now Supports Sharing Photos in Landscape Orientation and Link Previews

Instagram Direct Now Supports Sharing Photos in Landscape Orientation and Link Previews

Instagram on Thursday introduced two new features to its Direct messaging service, bringing support for landscape and portrait photo/ video orientations along with the ability to send website links. In addition, the users will also be able to see links automatically generated for phone numbers and addresses sent via Instagram Direct. The support for links in Instagram Direct is now available on Android and iOS with an update to version 10.22, but the landscape/portrait mode support is only available on iOS, with the Android support ‘coming soon.’ Earlier, you could…

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

After announcing several discounts for the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, Amazon India is now offering a Rs. 2,000 discount on the smartphone, which is an Amazon-exclusive. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is now available at a price of Rs. 25,990. Amazon India is also offering Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro buyers an additional Rs. 2,000 discount on exchange, though that didn’t seem to apply when we tried. If you choose to pay using the credit card EMI option from select banks, you can further avail up to Rs. 2,000 cashback as…

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Senate Republicans are now reliving the House’s health care nightmare

Senate Republicans are now reliving the House’s health care nightmare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellChip Somodevilla / Getty Images After the unruliness of the House health care debate, which dragged out for months and resulted in an awkward, unsatisfying final product, the Senate sought a better way to fulfill the Republican campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. But three weeks into their negotiations, senators still sound stuck on many of the same issues that fractured Republicans in the lower chamber. The raucous process in the House to pass the American Health Care Act put on full display the deep…

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The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

Games are a big part of Facebook, but have you ever wondered which of the the social media platform’s universally recognized games are the most popular and – consequently – the most financially successful for their creators? Some of the contenders in the list of most popular ever Facebook games are obvious – others might surprise you. Candy Crush If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably already familiar with Candy Crush.  Even if you’ve managed to avoid playing the game yourself, it’s impossible to not notice how loved the…

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Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook on Thursday announced the global expansion of the light version of Messenger, an Android-only app launched last year. The Facebook Messenger Lite app is now available in 132 more countries, catering to users that utilise smartphones with low processing power, memory, and bandwidth. This app is ideal for such an audience, and Facebook looks to bring them onto the social chat platform with the expansion in these countries. Additional countries include Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands, among others. The news…

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IES Main Exam 2017: Admit cards issued, download them now

IES Main Exam 2017: Admit cards issued, download them now

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the admit cards for Indian engineering service (IES) Main examination 2017 on its official website. The IES main examination will be held on May 14, 2017. Click here to download your admit card. Before downloading the e-admit card read all the instructions on the website and take a printout of the same. Click on yes to go to the login page. Key in your registration or roll number, date of birth (in dd/mm/yyyy format), Captcha code and click on submit to get…

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Now, wearables to improve mood, sleep

Now, wearables to improve mood, sleep

Wearables are not just about fitness metrics any more. These days you can get something to calm you down, or pep you up, or improve your sleep, and the inventors have not run out of ideas for new applications yet. There’s the Emora bracelet, for instance. It uses light and colour to display your moods, and keeps a sort of diary.”Unlike fitness and medical wearables, the Emora translates each user’s unique heartbeat pattern into a mood-pulse light from electrocardiogram,” its press release explains. Feel, a similar device, tracks mood and…

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Now, it’s the ‘Sirtfood Diet’

Now, it’s the ‘Sirtfood Diet’

With January being the month of resolutions, it’s no surprise that food diets are doing the rounds. The latest craze is the Sirtfood Diet by Aidan Gogginsand Glen Matten, that lets you indulge in chocolate, coffee and more. Sirtfoods are newly-discovered food groups. These foods activate a certain protein called sirtuins, which aid the fat-blasting genes in the body. Sirtuins regulate metabolism to clear out the cells, detoxify the body and thus help one lose weight. Along with their fat-burning effect, sirtfoods are said to also have the ability to…

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