Moto X Force Gets a Massive Discount on Flipkart, Available for as Low as Rs. 12,999

While Amazon is hosting its smartphone sale till June 21, Flipkart is now offering a lucrative discount for Moto fans. The Moto X Force that was launched last year in February has received up to Rs. 22,400 price cut, and is available to buy for as low as Rs. 12,999.

The 32GB and 64GB variants of the Moto X Force are up for grabs for Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 15,599 only. For the 32GB variant, there is a further exchange discount up to Rs. 12,000 applicable, while the 64GB variant offers up to Rs. 14,500 off on exchange. If the maximum ceiling limit of these discounts is applied, you can buy the Moto X Force for as low as Rs. 999 only from Flipkart.

On the 32GB variant, there is a flat Rs. 22,000 discount, while on the 64GB variant offers a flat Rs. 22,400 discount. Furthermore, on both the variants, you can get an additional 5 percent off if you purchase using an Axis Bank Buzz credit card.

Moto X Force Gets a Massive Discount on Flipkart, Available for as Low as Rs. 12,999
When launched last year, the Moto X Force was priced at Rs. 49,999 for 32GB storage variant and Rs. 53,999 for the 64GB variant. The smartphone was launched as a Flipkart exclusive at that time, and the biggest highlight is pegged to be the ‘ShatterShield’ display. The company says the display is made of an aluminium rigid core, flexible AMOLED screen, and dual-layer touchscreen panels (redundancy in case one goes bad) – wouldn’t break into pieces even when dropped on a slab of concrete. Additionally, the smartphone comes with water-repellent nano-coating.

As for specifications, the Moto X Force runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and features a 5.4-inch QHD (1440×2560) display. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM powers the smartphone under-the-hood. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB) and is backed by a 3760mAh battery.

In the camera department, the 4G LTE supporting Moto X Force houses a 21-megapixel rear-camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash and Phase Detect Autofocus, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with flash and an f/2.0 aperture.


Dress for Success Quad Cities gets $10,000 grant

Dress for Success Quad Cities has been awarded a $10,000 grant to provide funding for the “Next Step to Success Project.”

“The goal of the project is to provide high-quality, reliable services delivered just in time as a low-resource woman faces a critical transition point — an interview and/or new job,” said Mandie Sanders, media contact. “Then, Dress for Success follows up with ongoing professional and career development so that the changes she has begun have a chance to take root and grow.”

Dress for Success Quad Cities gets $10,000 grant

he grant came from the Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority with revenue from Rhythm City Casino. QCREDA has provided grant support for Dress for Success since it opened in 2011.

Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization that works to help women achieve economic stability. According to its website, Dress for Success provides business clothing, job search support, mentoring and professional development programs to “help break a cycle of poverty.”

 For more information on how to donate, volunteer or to get access to services, visit


Reliance Jio’s JioTV App Gets a Makeover on iPhone, iPad

The launch of Reliance Jio was accompanied by that of a number of exclusive apps, with a number of apps for entertainment. This includes the Reliance Jio TV app, named JioTV, which lets you watch over 460 channels. On Thursday, the company has released a new update for the Reliance JioTV app on iOS, which brings a fresh look, and promises new features such as a personalised program guide.

Reliance Jio's JioTV App Gets a Makeover on iPhone, iPad

New features with JioTV redesign
The personalised Reliance JioTV EPG shows your most-watched channel on the top of the list, though this functionality didn’t seem to be working on our app. However, the redesign is quite clear, and does make the interface a lot easier to browse.

The differences are minor individually, but taken together make the Reliance Jio TV app lighter, and more easily readable. For example, the navigation has been taken out of a hamburger in the top, and brought into a row on the bottom.

jio old jiotv

The date and time on the JioTV app, on the other hand, have been given a light background, with the current ones being red. Earlier, the whole band was red – that meant that it wasn’t easy to quickly glance and see what the current time and date are.

This brings the JioTV iOS app in line with the design of the Android version of the app, and the actual functionality of the app remains the same. You can use it to watch live TV, catch up to older episodes, and set up recording of shows if you want as well. Most shows are available for catch-up and recording on the Reliance Jio TV app, though not all, and the ones that don’t support this feature are shown with a light grey background in the guide.

The new JioTV interface is still pretty much like a set-top box’s guide – you can swipe left or right to see upcoming shows, and shows that have been aired, and you can move up and down to see more channels. You can choose channels and categories on the Reliance Jio TV app, and you can also switch to a thumbnail view to look at channels, or simply search.

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The majority of the content available is still in Hindi. If you’re looking for entertainment in other Indian languages, or in English, you have fewer choices, but there is still a fair bit to choose from, when compared to other live TV streaming options.

Reliance JioTV app data consumption
Using the Reliance JioTV, we noticed that across half an hour, as per the data tracker on the phone, our usage was around 140MB. This works out to roughly 300MB per hour with the quality set to low. The lack of English entertainment channels on the Reliance Jio TV app could be a deal breaker for some, but if the channel list meets your needs though then JioTV could well be a good option.