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Infinix Note 4 Pro review: Is this the alternative to the Galaxy Note8?

Infinix is a brand that I believe not many of you would have heard of. I don’t blame you. It’s a fairly new brand and it’s attempting something brave with its Note 4 Pro (X571). Positioned as THE alternative to the much beloved Samsung Galaxy Note series, Infinix even claims this is “The Better Note.”

Flattering impersonator or flat copy? I spent some time with the Note 4 Pro to find out if it’s really “The Better Note.”

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Memories are forever, and now your Instagram Stories can be, too

Introduced and made popular by Snapchat, the impermanent “Stories” feature has encroached into popular social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and even instant messaging services like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The 24-hour expiration date is now expired (pun intended), at least on Instagram, as a new feature rollout lets you archive your Stories, so you can keep them forever. Continue Reading

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Xiaomi Mi A1 review: Mid-range Mi-racle

Xiaomi has always been known to be a company that has a knack for surprising new and even old fans. While the company has ventured into many other product segments i.e. notebooks, smart TVs, air purifiers and even luggage, I’m very glad to know that they haven’t neglected what made them a household name in the first place. Feature-packed and attractively priced smartphones that are at most most times, a fraction of the asking price of competitor devices.

As expected during a launch event about three weeks ago, the company announced the arrival of the Mi Mix 2, Mi Notebook Pro and the Mi Note 3. While those 3 devices definitely got tongues wagging, the device that really got everyone talking was the Mi A1, the company’s very first pure Android smartphone that is part of Google’s Android One programme. Yes. You read that right. PURE ANDROID and MIUI is nowhere to be found on this device. So how does the Mi A1 fare? Read on to find out.

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