Month: August 2017

Jio Phone Bookings Start at 5:30pm: How to Pre-Order the Mobile Online and Offline

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Jio Phone bookings start Thursday, August 24 and the 4G feature phone will be delivered to consumers in September on first-come, first-serve basis. The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps. Aimed at 2G feature phone users who are yet to join the company’s network, the handset is “essentially free,” though you will have to make a refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500. If you plan to book Jio Phone, you can opt for either online or offline channels. Read on to find out how to book Jio Phone, the time pre-orders start, when to make the payments, and more details.

Jio Phone Bookings

When do Jio Phone bookings start?
Jio Phone bookings will start at 5:30pm on August 24 via the MyJio app, official website, and authorised Reliance Jio offline retailers.

How to book Jio Phone?
To book JioPhone using the MyJio app, just open the app and tap on the Prebook Now option. Next, provide your phone number and the pincode of the area you live in, and tap on Proceed. That’s it, you will get a booking ID on the app as well as SMS, which you can refer to while picking it up from the designated retailer.

To book a unit for a friend or family member, simply input their phone number and delivery pincode and make the payment. In this case, the SMS will be sent to you as well as your friend’s mobile number, with the address of the retailer and booking ID.

Jio Phone price and delivery date
As mentioned above, the phone is free to buy but you will have to make a Rs. 1,500 refundable security deposit “to avoid potential misuse.” Gadgets 360 understands the payment will be made in two parts – Rs. 500 is to be paid when you make the booking, while the remaining Rs. 1,000 needs to be paid while picking up the handset.

Delivery dates for JioPhone will depend upon how early you book the device, as Reliance Jio is following the first-come, first-serve rule. So if you want to be among the first to get your hands on the device, make sure to be ready with the details when pre-orders open at 5:30pm on Wednesday. The company aims to deliver 5 million units of the handset each week, but the demand expected to be high so there is no surety on when the deliveries would be made.

Jio Phone features and specifications
As for the Jio Phone features and specifications, the 4G VoLTE feature phone has a 2.4-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor under the hood, backed by 512MB of RAM. The operating system keeping the handset running is KAI OS, and the device has 4GB of internal storage, with microSD support up to 128GB. You get Wi-Fi support, 2000mAh battery, and NFC for digital payments. Unique features of Jio Phone include support for 22 Indian languages, a voice assistant to control certain functions, and the option to mirror content playing on the phone to the TV using a proprietary cable.

Differences between Users, Sessions, and Pageviews (and a Google Analytics Update)

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Last week, Google rolled out an update to their Analytics platform that impacts virtually all users.

You can now see all of your data for a profile (both app and web views) from within the same display at the same time. If you happen to have both app and web data in the same profile and would like to continue to see it separately, you can create a filter to show only the relevant data.

They also renamed many dimensions and metrics so they are the same across web and app view. For those of us who use GA on the web, Visits is now Sessions, Unique Visitors is now Users, and Pageviews are…well still Pageviews.

To help clarify any confusion, let’s talk about the difference between Sessions, Users, and Pageviews…just to make sure we’re all on the same page. Or pageview. Or whatever. 🙂




Say I come visit your site on March 1. While I’m there, I visit your homepage, your about page, and your contact page. If I’m the only one to your site, here’s how your analytics profile is going to read:

Sessions: 1
Users: 1
Pageviews: 3
So I’m one user, I’ve created one session, and I’ve viewed three pages.

Now let’s pretend I come back to your site (using the same machine) on March 2. Again, I visit your homepage, about page, and contact page. Now here’s how your total will read (assuming no other activity on the site):

Sessions: 2
Users: 1
Pageviews: 6

A session “resets” by default after 30 minutes of inactivity or at the end of the calendar day. Because I came back to your site twice on different days, it’s going to register as two sessions. However, as long as I haven’t cleared my browser cookies and come back from the same device, it will still see me as one user. If however I look at your site on my desktop and then from my mobile, Google Analytics will likely show two users since (generally) it doesn’t do well tracking across devices.

Finally, pageviews just counts the number of webpages actually loaded. Every time someone loads a page on your site, it will show a pageview.

Facebook Expands Marketplace Categories and Content in New Push for Growth

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Facebook propelled its classifieds site Marketplace in October of a year ago. Presently the organization is moving it out to more nations and including new classes and substance from (neighborhood) entrepreneurs.

Considered by some as a “Craigslist clone” or conceivably a “Craigslist executioner,” the social site initially situated Marketplace as a shared offering stage, reacting to the natural formation of particular purchase and-offer gatherings on the site. Presently it’s growing interest to organizations and presenting content from a scope of postings and information aggregators.

A week ago, TechCrunch found that Marketplace was highlighting day by day bargains from eBay for a determination of its US client base. It was described by the organization as a test. (It will probably extend past eBay if clients react decidedly.)


To take in more about Facebook’s designs, I talked with Deb Liu, who is accountable for Marketplace. She affirmed that Facebook will be growing the extension and substance accessible to clients.

For existing classifications in Marketplace (e.g., Autos, Property), Facebook will include postings from organizations and substance aggregators. These classes will highlight one next to the other introductions of individual and “expert” postings. Facebook will likewise be presenting new classes that will be more business-driven:

Employments (live now — US, Canada, Mexico)

Every day bargains (eBay organization test)

Tickets (Eventbrite and Ticketmaster), which are additionally displayed on occasion pages

Shops (items from Shop area of business Pages)

Liu revealed to me that in building up the guide for Marketplace, Facebook is to a great extent being receptive to its clients and adopting something of a natural strategy. The substance development speaks to clients’ want for more stock and determination. She said the organization additionally takes a gander at look inquiries and what clients are tapping on and connecting with to figure out where to go next.

She demonstrated that every classification will include particular channels to empower clients to explore and bore down into an expanding volume of postings. Channels will be extraordinarily adjusted for every class — e.g., Jobs, Cars and Apartments.

For organizations offering items (or employments postings), substance will be pulled from Pages. To include items, organizations add substance or stock to the Shop territory of their Pages. That will get maneuvered into Marketplace naturally. In the event that organizations are working with business stages, for example, Shopify, items can be distributed to Facebook through their apparatuses.

Facebook sees a blend of both disconnected and web based business exchanges through Marketplace. Postings pages empower purchasers and merchants to impart when a disconnected exchange is examined (e.g., purchasing furniture or an auto), however Facebook will deal with the exchange for web based business buys.

“We will likely make it simple to collaborate and finish an exchange,” Liu let me know. “It’s about how you make that last mile association.”

As to unavoidable subject of adaptation, Facebook has tried advertisements in Marketplace. Posting charges and exchange expenses are additionally potential cash making situations. At sufficiently high volume levels, these could make significant income for the organization. Be that as it may, that is my hypothesis.

Until further notice, Facebook is centered around getting the client encounter right and setting up Marketplace as an important device for purchasers and venders. It can stand to require its investment.

At its pinnacle, daily paper classifieds advertisement income (print + advanced) in the US was worth practically $50 billion. A recent report by two business college teachers contended that Craigslist redirected more than $5 billion from daily papers between the years 2000 and 2007. Furthermore, it has been assessed that Craigslist income in 2016 was more than $700 million.

So whether it’s $700 million or $7 billion, there’s a critical open door here for Facebook and Facebook merchants, which could likewise reach out to benefit for nearby organizations later on.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Today: Price, Specifications, and Everything Else We Know So Far

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Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 5A cell phone in China on Monday, and a crisp affirmation from CEO Lei Jun himself gives us greater clearness on what’s in store from the cell phone. As indicated by Jun, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is affirmed to have a 16-megapixel front camera with a devoted glimmer for selfies, and a three opening plate – two for SIM cards and one for microSD development.

In front of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A dispatch set to start at 7.30pm China Time (5pm IST), we should investigate every one of the breaks and secrets up until now, to extensively list every one of the things we think about the gear spending plan cell phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A cost

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is relied upon to be estimated at CNY 999 (generally Rs. 9,600). The cell phone is reputed to come in two variations – the more premium one to be called “Expert” or “Prime” variation. Both these variations are relied upon to be propelled today, and clearness on accessibility points of interest may be accomplished at the occasion.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A outline

We definitely recognize what no less than one variation of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A resembles, because of a group of renders shared by CEO Lei Jun. This variation won’t include a unique finger impression sensor, and shading variations were uncovered as Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.

As indicated by past breaks, and the TENAA posting a week ago, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is generally anticipated that would come in two variations: one including the unique finger impression sensor at the back while another missing the component. Aside from that distinction, the outline stylish of both the variations will continue as before. The cell phones are relied upon to don a thin metal unibody with radio wire groups at the back, and a solitary camera setup in the upper left corner. It sports capacitive route catches in the front, a USB Type-C port, and double speaker grilles. The volume and power keys are on the correct edge of the cell phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A particulars

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

In front of the dispatch, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to Weibo to discharge a few secrets of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, and affirm few components. He shared an injection of the cell phone wearing a front glimmer, and affirmed that the front camera brandishes a 16-megapixel sensor with delicate light blaze. Notwithstanding, apparently the Pro variation may wear this solely. As said before, Jun additionally affirmed that the Redmi Note 5A will wear a committed microSD card opening nearby double SIM spaces.

Past holes likewise propose that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A may include a 5.5-inch HD show, and will be fueled by Snapdragon 425 processor. It is probably going to include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt stockpiling. The handset will bolster expandable capacity by means of microSD card (up to 128GB). It is said to keep running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 and bolster 4G VoLTE. On the camera front, the handset is said to accompany a 13-megapixel raise camera with LED blaze and 5-megapixel front camera. There’s an infrared sensor additionally tipped to be available. The posting claims that the handset will quantify 153.3×76.3×7.31mm and weigh about 150 grams. It is said to pack a 3000mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 5A has been tipped to highlight a 5.5-inch show simply like Redmi Note 5 yet with somewhat less thick show with a HD determination.

The “Ace” or “Prime” variation is tipped to take things up an indent and game a Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB inward stockpiling, 16-megapixel back and front camera with streak support, and unique mark sensor at the back.