Instagram rolls out new tools to verify accounts, curb spam
account with a huge follower base can now directly apply for account
verification via a form. For this, they need to go to Settings, tap on
request verification and provide the required details. Instagram has
also rolled out general security improvement with the About this Account
feature. This feature will let users of prominent accounts know about
when was the account created, its physical location, change in username
over the past year, and the advertisements the account runs.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo
rolled out the stable Android Oreo update for Redmi Note 5. The device,
which is sold as Redmi 5 Plus in China, runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat
out-of-the-box. The update brings MIUI 18.104.22.168.0 to the Redmi Note 5
which is based on Andoid 8.1 Oreo. Also, according to recent leaks,
Xiaomi might launch its Redmi Note 6 Pro sometime soon, with prices
ranging from EUR 200 to 250.
Poco F1 goes on sale for the first time
POCO F1 went on sale for the first time in India today. Four variants
of the device with prices ranging from Rs 20,999 to 29,999 were
available on Flipkart and Xiaomi's own website. The device runs
Snapdragon 845, with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The
POCO F1 will now be available via flash sale on September 5 on the same
platforms as today.