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GST impact on buying, selling used cars; 4 power points explain it all briefly

This type of transaction is similar to the one in the previous case, except that the buyer is in the course or furtherance of business. The second-hand car market in India is largely unorganised and fragmented. Since the transactions happen in different ways, following are the impact of goods and services tax (GST). Individual sells to individual As per Section ... Read More »

Love the new car smell? Here’s how Ford will let you enjoy it even in an old car

When a new car arrives, there is a certain pleasant smell which stays on for a couple of weeks. However, weeks later, this smell fades away and odour sets in. While western countries don’t mind that, China, the world’s largest automotive market, a car smelling like brand new is the foremost priority for car buyers there. Ford Motor Co, China is addressing ... Read More »

Star Wars at 40: What made the film great, and what makes it dangerous

I was always interested in milestones and records, as was my father. He mentioned one day that a film called Jaws had earned more money than any previous release. A few months later, I referred to Jaws, and he told me its spot had been taken over by a new box office champion called Star Wars. George Lucas’s space odyssey ... Read More »

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura car review: ‘Who would need it?’

Flatbed trucks always have names like speciality condoms – Titan, Hilux, Trojan – and the Amarok Aventura took this one step further (I’m a rock, I’m a roll, I’m adventura! I’m your worst nightmare and your wildest dream). But it was a sensitive vehicle with a highly responsive automatic gearbox. In sports mode, it sounded like it was having a ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Is Finally Available in India but There’s Nothing Official About It

Nokia’s comeback smartphone, the Nokia 6, is finally available in India. But there’s no reason for you to be happy, as the Nokia 6 in India is available via a third-party online retailer and that too with a pricey sum. HMD Global, which owns rights to the Nokia brand, has so far not announced any availability details for the Indian ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Isn’t Being Sold in Flash Sales, It Just Sells Out That Fast, Clarifies HMD Global

Nokia 6, the comeback smartphone for Nokia, is selling like hot cakes in China. HMD Global, which owns rights to the Nokia brand, has now clarified that the Nokia 6 wasn’t being sold via JD.com following flash sales model. HMD Global wrote to Nokia Power User clarifying that the Nokia 6 is selling too quickly giving an impression that it ... Read More »

Apple Hit by Class Action Lawsuit Alleging It Forced Users to Move to iOS 7

In a new development, Apple has been slapped with a class action lawsuit in California for indulging in unethical practices to force people to shift to iOS 7. The company has been accused of breaking FaceTime on iOS 6 intentionally, to forcibly get users to move to iOS 7. This move is claimed to have many iPhone 4 and iPhone ... Read More »

PET Plastic Containers vs Plastic Containers – What the Difference is, and why it Matters

Plastics are now made in different varieties, and different plastics are used for different purposes. Despite coming under the umbrella name of ‘plastic’, these materials vary drastically in their production methods, and how they are utilized. Knowing the differences with different plastics is important, especially when disposing of materials that are made of specific types of plastic – some of ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »

Huawei Confirms It Refused to Manufacture Google Pixel Due to Lack of Branding

  Google’s first self-branded smartphone, the Pixel, has received warm response from critics since its launch last month. The Pixel smartphone has been manufactured by HTC but as it turns out search giant’s first choice for manufacturing these smartphones was Huawei. Huawei has reportedly confirmed that it denied the manufacturing contract for Pixel due to the lack of co-branding on ... Read More »