Shruti Dhapola

I’m the Assistant Editor at who looks after the Indian Express Technology section on a daily basis. I’m based in Delhi and I have been writing for the Indian Express since April 2015. My area of interests include smartphones, web culture and technology policy and I have extensively covered these topics at the Indian Express.

Articles By Shruti Dhapola

Redmi 7, Redmi Y3 officially launched in India with revamped design, specifications

Xiaomi has launched Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 today at a launch event in India. Redmi Y3 starts at Rs 9,999 and Redmi 7 starts at Rs 7,999.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 India launch highlights: Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 launched with Snapdragon 632

Xiaomi Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 price in India, specifications, features, launch highlights: Xiaomi launched Redmi Y3 smartphone alongside the Redmi 7 in India today.

Realme 3 Pro launch highlights: Realme C2 at Rs 5,999, Realme 3 Pro starts at Rs 13,999,

Realme C2, Realme 3 Pro price in India, specifications, launch highlights: Realme 3 Pro will start at Rs 13,999 while the Realme C2 will cost Rs 5,999 for the base variant.

With TikTok, we are not understanding the problem and getting the solution also wrong

While the court has now appointed an Amicus Curiae to further examine the implications of the app in India and will hear the matter again on April 24, the ‘ban’ on TikTok does raise some serious questions.

OnePlus 7 to launch on May 14? Here are four big changes we expect to see

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro Launch Date: OnePlus 7 is the next big flagship phone from the company, and it is expected to launch on May 14, according to the latest leaks. Here's what we expect from the OnePlus 7

Lok Sabha 2019 Elections: How bots helped pro and anti-Modi hashtags manipulate Twitter trends

In India, political campaigns and hashtags on Twitter continue to be heavily manipulated, according to a study done by US think tank The Atlantic Council's DFRLab.

Snapchat Stories coming to other third-party apps, here’s how it will work

Snapchat is expanding the potential reach of its Stories by allowing its users to post them to third-party apps like Tinder and allowing for deeper integration with other apps like JioSaavn, Netflix and VSCO.

Snap doubles down on AR camera with new Lens experiences, Landmarkers and more

Snapchat’s big advantages still remains the camera, especially with its Lens feature, which has the edge in providing an accurate and a rather whimsical take on AR.

Snap Games is officially here: Here’s what the new ‘gaming’ platform offers

Snap says the titles releasing on its app will be exclusive and original to Snapchat, and users won’t have to separately download any of these games from the App Store.

Snapchat adds new AR features to camera, launches Snap Games, and takes Stories to other apps

Snapchat, announced some new features with a revamped AR camera, games on the platform with Snap Games and integration with other third-party apps at its first ‘Snap Partner Summit’.

Citing behaviour, Facebook removes 700 accounts, pages linked to BJP and Congress

Facebook said it detected “coordinated inauthentic behaviour in the region ahead of the upcoming elections in India” and removed these pages in four separate takedowns because of their desire to deceive users about their identity, not because of their content.

Pages ‘linked to Congress’ among accounts taken down by Facebook for ‘inauthentic behaviour’

Facebook has, in four separate takedowns, removed several pages, groups and accounts from India and Pakistan for violating its policies and participating in inauthentic behaviour or spam, including pages linked to the Indian National Congress (INC)

Dyson AirWrap review: A completely new way to style, curl your hair

Dyson AirWrap review: The AirWrap will let you style their hair and curl it without the risk of burning it off as it relies on warm air to style your hair. Here's what we though of the Dyson AirWrap

Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade and a credit card: Everything announced at Apple’s March 2019 event

Four new services - Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade and a new credit card were announced by the company at its March 2019 event. Here's a look at all the key announcements from Apple

Apple Arcade paid gaming subscription service: Here’s what it will offer

Apple Arcade gaming subscription service will be a part of App Store, and will give the users access to exclusive and original paid games for a monthly fee. Here's all we know about Apple Arcade.

Apple TV+ will feature originals with Jennifer Aniston, Oprah, Spielberg: Here is everything to know

Apple TV+ is the company's original content video streaming service, which is going to officially roll out in fall of 2019. Apple TV+ will have a host of exclusive shows and series, and here's everything we know about the service.

Apple TV+ video streaming service, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade are official

Apple has upped its game on the services side by announcing a premium video streaming service called Apple TV+, a paid magazine and news subscription service addition called Apple News+, and an exclusive gaming subscription called Apple Arcade.

Apple Event 2019 Highlights: Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and Apple Card unveiled

Apple has announced its news and magazine subscription service Apple News+ as well video streaming service Apple TV+ with original shows, Apple Card and Apple Arcade gaming service.

Apple event live streaming: Here is how to watch in India

Apple March Event 2019, what to expect: Apple might unveil a video streaming service as part of its New Apple TV, along with Apple Credit card, Apple Pay and updated Apple New Subscription Service.

‘No attempt at censorship, solution must come from technology companies’

The rules also include provisions for traceability of messages if required by an authority, which raises questions over the future of end-to-end encrypted products like WhatsApp in the country.