Some Tips for Before You Buy a Car

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This is a good time to buy a car—new cars and used ones, too. Dealer lots are overstocked, and there aren’t many shoppers kicking the tires in showrooms these days.

No one knows that better than Jeffrey Brown, CEO of Ally Financial. Ally is one of the biggest auto lenders in the U.S. The giant bank handles auto financing for more than 4 million consumers. It’s been in business for nearly 100 years under the GMAC name—General Motors Acceptance Corporation. It was rebranded as Ally Financial in 2009 when GM spun off the unit during the financial crisis.

Speaking to Fortune’s Susie Gharib, Brown says that used cars are the one bright spot in the auto market these days. “The used car market remains very attractive. Very strong,” he says. “It’s almost three times the size of the new car market and about 50 percent of the business we do today is in the form of used.”

So it’s not surprising that automakers are offering special incentives and deep discounts to shoppers interested in getting a new car. And even with all the bargains, Brown says it still makes sense to negotiate better deals.

“The reality I think is dealers know that they’re going to have to negotiate prices down. That’s part of the normal buying process,” says Brown. “And I’d still say it holds true, last day of the month, it’s still a pretty attractive time for consumers to go inside a dealership and get the best deal.”

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Apple’s App Store Has a Big Problem That No One Is Talking About

Apple's App Store Has a Big Problem That No One Is Talking About

Khamosh Pathak, a Vadodara-based technology writer, spends more than 10GB of Internet data per month on his iPhone for simply downloading new apps and updates. He says the amount of data he ends up consuming with this “less essential” chore has increased significantly over the years.

Pathak’s views represent a growing concern among many iPhone and iPad users who say that apps on the App Storeare getting bulkier by day. You can see, for instance, that both the Facebook app and Uber app, are listed at over 250MB. Update sizes, as listed on the App Store Updates tab, are often worse, with Facebook standing north of 300MB.

In contrast, downloading Facebook on Android uses under 70MB data, and the update files are usually not more than 30MB. Uber’s app is another 30MB download. On the App Store, Microsoft Excel is listed at 219MB, but it’s under 60MB download from Google Play.

Similarly, according to the listing on App Store, Pokémon Go app is 244MB, while its listing on Google Play is under 100MB. Gadgets 360 confirmed the sizes on several different Android smartphone models.

Apple remains tight-lipped on the matter, and hence we’re not sure if Apple is working to address this problem, or if it even sees it as a problem at all, though it does offer developers tips to reduce app sizes.

But do these claims actually hold water? Gadgets 360 spoke to several developers to find out.

Why does this matter?
Larger apps means more data consumption and less space on your device. This could make it challenging for Apple to market its products in emerging places such as India, which the Cupertino-headquartered company is increasingly hoping to develop as the next major iPhone market.

Part of the problem, as we realised when downloading and checking the sizes of apps, is that Google Play lists the size of the download. If you look in the information about an app, you’ll see a heading for Download Size. On the App Store however, the section is called Size, and it seems to refer to the amount of space that app will take on your device. The files that you download from these stores are unpacked on your phone or tablet and end up taking up more space than just the download. There are pros and cons to both approaches.

Google’s showing you how much data you’ll use to get the app on your phone, which is an important factor in countries like India, which are still sensitive to data costs. On the other hand, Apple’s figure tells you how much space is needed on your device, which matters if you’re worried about running out of storage.

Beyond statistics
Even beyond this though, there’s a real problem of app sizes, several developers told Gadgets 360. Apps are getting bigger in size, they say, in part because developers add new features, something their users obviously appreciate.

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“Apps are getting bigger because iOS devices are more powerful, and developers are building more and more complex things for them without considering the impact the size will have around the world,” developer Stephen Troughton-Smith tells Gadgets 360. Smith is one of the most high-profile iOS developers, perhaps best known for digging into Apple devices’ firmware and unearthing facts before Apple announces them to the world, most recently spotting a wireframe for the upcoming iPhone in HomePod firmware.

But in part, it is also happening because developers are being careless, and adding more than one instance of files, Troughton-Smith added. “So Facebook, Twitter, and other large companies have perhaps tens or hundreds of people building their iOS apps. A lot of the components for these apps are developed independently as components, or frameworks. For each additional component you glue together into an app, there is some overhead,” he explained. “Some of the teams will duplicate functionality some other team wrote. Images and other resources end up being duplicated.”

The high-resolution image assets that developers are required to add also contributes to the size of an app, two India-based developers (who didn’t want to be identified), and Peter Steinberger, founder and CEO of PSPDFKit, a dev kit that is used by several popular PDF apps, told Gadgets 360.

Apple can itself take some blame, too. Developers using Apple’s Swift language, which the company introduced in 2014, are required to add several components to their apps that make them heavier.

“Apple’s new Swift language, for example, requires a bunch of components to be embedded each time it’s used, because it’s not yet ‘ABI stable’,” Troughton-Smith explained. This means developers need to embed the versions of libraries they’ve developed against, and not count on the one available on the system.

Another developer who didn’t want to be identified said a typical app built with Swift language requires as many as 30 Swift runtime libraries to be stuffed within the app. On top of this, he added, “you will be surprised at just how many apps use common code found at places like GitHub.”

“Developers often don’t care about removing the bits that wasn’t relevant to their app,” he added.

Sunil Gandham, a Washington-based developer who works at Amtrak, reiterated claims made by the other developer.

Apps have grown in size by 1,100 percent
In a blog post published in June, marketing and research firm Sensor Tower wrote, “The total space required by the top 10 most installed US iPhone apps has grown from 164 MB in May 2013 to about 1.9 GB last month, a 12x or approximately 1,100 percent increase in just four years.” The phones’ storage capacity has not changed at anything close to the same rate, with the base iPhone version only recently going up from 16GB to 32GB of storage.

Speaking to Gadgets 360, Randy Nelson, the head of mobile insights at Sensor Tower said iOS apps continue to “contain multiple versions of assets [images, buttons, etc.] built to look their best on different screen sizes [iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, for example] or for iPhone vs. iPad, which greatly impacts their storage footprint.”

 

This is different from how things work in the Android world where, even as there are far more different kind of devices, varying on specs and screen sizes, one set of assets is commonly scaled up or down, Nelson explained.

“Another contributor is the number and type of libraries and SDKs necessary for these apps on iOS vs. Android,” he added. “Another is that the app code on iOS is encrypted, and results in binaries that are considerably larger than on Android. Ultimately, there are just so many different aspects to engineering an app for iOS vs. Android that it’s impossible to point a finger at one reason for the size differences, but those are three major reasons.”

Big apps – with large app download sizes and storage on the phone – might be a minor annoyance to people like Pathak, or be a complete non-issue to the users residing in Western markets, but it is certainly a pain in places like India, where much of the population still gets by with patchy networks and limited data plans, and where the 16GB iPhone 5s was the most popular iPhone model last year, according to marketing research firm Counterpoint.

San Francisco-based developer Ben Sandofsky, who was part of the team that made Twitter’s iOS app and has served as a consultant on HBO’s Silicon Valley show, resonated our concerns and said often “employees at these [Western] companies live in an ‘early adopter bubble’. They have LTE connections, fast Wi-Fi at home, and phones with 64 gigs of storage. This creates a huge blind spot around your average user.”

Sandofsky, who recently developed popular third-party Halide camera app for iPhone, added, “another issue is advances that have made the lives of engineers and managers easier, without understanding the burden on users. It’s gotten easier than ever to reuse code between iPhone apps. With a few keystrokes, an engineer can add thousands of lines of code to an app. In theory that’s good, because engineers shouldn’t reinvent the wheel. Unfortunately things have gotten crazy in the last few years, with engineers pulling gigantic libraries that add megabytes to their app’s size, when they could build something much smaller to solve the task at hand in under an hour.”

But that’s not all. Companies, Sandofsky said, often add A/B tests to drive product development. “That means they put small, experimental changes in an app- like changing the colour of a button – and then watch analytics to see if more people click on it. This leads to a bunch of tracking code that delivers no value to end-users. The real problem is the abandoned experiments often languish in the code, unused. Many companies fail to remove them, and so the codebase grows with unused code every day.”

“Too many companies use metrics to drive all decision,” he added. “You can measure when more people click on a button. It’s hard to measure why a user gave up on an app, or why a user never downloaded an app in the first place.”

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Book a Volvo V90 Cross Country exclusively on CarWale

Book a Volvo V90 Cross Country exclusively on CarWale

All eyes were upon Volvo India earlier this month, on 12 July, when the car maker introduced the all new V90 Cross Country in India. Now, the Swedish manufacturer has partnered exclusively with CarWale for the online booking of the V90 Cross Country. In a first of its kind association for Volvo, car buyers in India can now book their premium luxury estate with just a click of a button.

Firstly, the customers can experience the all-new V90 Cross Country on CarWale website even as they get all the required information about the Estate including its specification, features, powertrain details and dealership information. This would help the customers in making an informed decision about bringing the Swedish station waggon to their homes. In case of any queries, CarWale experts are just a phone call away and will be able to assist the customers with information about the vehicle, booking process or any other inquiries.

This service also comes with a facility to make booking payments online through Net Banking, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, e-Wallets or they can simply request a cheque pick-up from wherever is convenient for the customer.

For those customers booking the ‘Get Away Car’ online on CarWale, Volvo is also offering an exclusive all-expense paid couple’s getaway at a luxury resort in India for two nights. You can now head over to the link here – www.carwale.com/volvo-cars/v90-cross-country/booking and get yourself your well-deserved Volvo V90 Cross Country, brought to you by CarWale

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Buy a Volvo V90 Cross Country exclusively on CarWale

Buy a Volvo V90 Cross Country exclusively on CarWale

All eyes were upon Volvo India earlier this month, on 12 July, when the car maker introduced the all new V90 Cross Country in India. Now, the Swedish manufacturer has partnered exclusively with CarWale for the online booking of the V90 Cross Country. In a first of its kind association for Volvo, car buyers in India can now book their premium luxury estate with just a click of a button.

Firstly, the customers can experience the all-new V90 Cross Country on CarWale website even as they get all the required information about the Estate including its specification, features, powertrain details and dealership information. This would help the customers in making an informed decision about bringing the Swedish station waggon to their homes. In case of any queries, CarWale experts are just a phone call away and will be able to assist the customers with information about the vehicle, booking process or any other inquiries.

This service also comes with a facility to make booking payments online through Net Banking, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, e-Wallets or they can simply request a cheque pick-up from wherever is convenient for the customer.

[Source”timesofindia”]

Buy a Volvo V90 Cross Country exclusively on CarWale

Buy a Volvo V90 Cross Country exclusively on CarWale

All eyes were upon Volvo India earlier this month, on 12 July, when the car maker introduced the all new V90 Cross Country in India. Now, the Swedish manufacturer has partnered exclusively with CarWale for the online booking of the V90 Cross Country. In a first of its kind association for Volvo, car buyers in India can now book their premium luxury estate with just a click of a button.

Firstly, the customers can experience the all-new V90 Cross Country on CarWale website even as they get all the required information about the Estate including its specification, features, powertrain details and dealership information. This would help the customers in making an informed decision about bringing the Swedish station waggon to their homes. In case of any queries, CarWale experts are just a phone call away and will be able to assist the customers with information about the vehicle, booking process or any other inquiries.

This service also comes with a facility to make booking payments online through Net Banking, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, e-Wallets or they can simply request a cheque pick-up from wherever is convenient for the customer.

For those customers booking the ‘Get Away Car’ online on CarWale, Volvo is also offering an exclusive all-expense paid couple’s getaway at a luxury resort in India for two nights. You can now head over to the link here – www.carwale.com/volvo-cars/v90-cross-country/booking and get yourself your well-deserved Volvo V90 Cross Country, brought to you by CarWale.

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BMW gives a glimpse of the new M8 GTE

BMW gives a glimpse of the new M8 GTE

BMW revealed the 8 Series Coupe Concept in May this year that will spawn the all-new 8 Series as the new flagship model. The resurrection of the 8 Series moniker will also be joined by a potent M-powered M8 variant that was also showcased a few months ago. However, even before these road going cars hit the production line, BMW has put out images of a race car derivative called the M8 GTE completing its first set of tests on the proving ground of Lausitzring in Germany.

Built at BMW’s Dingolfing facility, the M8 GTE underwent the first round of testing on the German racetrack with BMW works driver, Martin Tomczyk and BMW DTM driver, Maxime Martin, behind the wheel.

Judging bythe few images available right now, the M8 GTE looks nothing less than sinister. The larger than life rear wing looks at home with wide-body wheel arches. The bonnet sports a large air vent (similar to the M6 GT3), while the gaping front splitters are made complete with a wide Kidney grille. The headlamps shall be similar to the road going M8, with BMW new X-style lighting signature.

The mirrors are small and unlike any seen on other race cars from BMW. The racing slicks are wider, and the blacked out alloys compliments the sinister appearance. The exhausts are sticking out on the right side of the vehicle. Although no image of the rearis available at the moment, we expect the race car to have large FIA compliant diffusers.

BMW will introduce the M8 GTE in racing series such as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTechSportsCar Championship (IWSC) in North America next year. Ahead of that, the Bavarian carmaker proposes many more testing rounds on the European and North American racetracks to make sure the M8 GTE is ready to take on all the challenges before making its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January.

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A guide to buying property in dubai

For those looking to buy property in Dubai, navigating the process from search to title deed transfer may seem like a daunting task. But checklists at each step can ensure a smooth entry into the property market as a buyer. Below is a step-by-step guide to buying property in Dubai.

1. Choose between off-plan and secondary market

One of the first steps is to decide is whether you want to purchase off-plan, i.e., under-construction property from a developer, or opt for the secondary market or resale from an owner and/or an agent. The purpose behind the purchase (for investment versus end use), availability of capital (whether it is sufficient to meet the down payment and payment plan for off-plan property or equity requirements of a resale) will impact what type of property should be considered.

2. Property search

For investors, given that the market outlook does not indicate steep capital appreciation in the near term, market research is essential to find a property with the right combination of high rental yield and low vacancy risk. Generally, studios and one-bedroom apartments have higher yields than three-bedroom apartments and large villas. If the purpose is self-use, establish a budget and identify key locations based on important requirements, such as actual unit size, distance to workplace, schools, retail and public transport.

The equity contribution of a purchase is not just limited to the property value less the home loan amount. It also includes other elements such as the registration charges, loan arrangement fees and brokerage fee, which can account for another 7-7.5 per cent of the property purchase price. Therefore, the budget should be set right from the start to have a focused research.

When purchasing from a private seller on the secondary market, it is prudent to hire a registered broker to tackle the paperwork, negotiation and arrange viewings to compare multiple units. The broker’s licence can be checked from the Dubai Land Department (DLD) website or the Dubai Brokers app. The broker will also assist in verifying the ownership of the property.

For off-plan property, look at the developer’s reputation, particularly with respect to quality, timely delivery of units and past projects. It is essential for buyers to visit show homes to get an idea of what they can expect.

At the end of this step, the buyer should have zeroed in on the property based on budget, unit type, facilities and other metrics.

3. Financing

The next step varies for mortgage and cash buyers and involves pre-approvals for the former. Many mortgage institutions offer the option of “pre-approved financing”, which permits the buyers to have their loan approved prior to choosing a property. This expedites the process and satisfies sellers who require financing before signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU) or purchase agreement. The maximum length of a mortgage in Dubai is 25 years, although many opt for 15 years. A simple budgeting reference can ensure that monthly mortgage repayment does not exceed 35 per cent of monthly net income.

A buyer should also cancel unused credit cards as the credit limit of all extant credit cards is taken into consideration by the banks to calculate the monthly income available for servicing the mortgage repayment.

*he following documents are typically required for mortgage approval of UAE residents:

* Passport copy with visa page of the purchaser

* Copy of Emirates ID

* Proof of current address such as Ejari and Dewa bill

* Salary certificates or evidence of regular income

* Bank account statements for three to six months, which reflect the corresponding salary credit

* MOU for the sale of the property

* Title deed of the property to be purchased

* Seller’s passport copy

* No-objection certificate (NOC) from the developer

For cash buyers, they must ensure sufficient funds are available in their bank accounts or through restructuring of other investments. Banks typically extend a lower loan-to-value (LTV) ratio to buyers with an existing property in Dubai.

4. Sales agreement

For off-plan purchases, the buyer needs to submit an application form to the developer, which outlines the terms and conditions of the agreement. If the property is yet to be completed, ensure the purchase agreement includes the completion date and the compensation awarded. If the property is not completed by then, 5-15 per cent of the security deposit or whatever figure is stipulated will be repaid.

For secondary sale, the sale contract between the seller and buyer or the MOU is registered with the DLD, outlining the terms and conditions of the agreement. The buyer can request for an “opt-out” clause in the MOU, indemnifying the buyer against the loss of the deposit if the property’s bank valuation is lower than expected.

Read the MOU carefully as it may include additional charges, which may be stated within the document. There is usually a 10 per cent security deposit, often a cheque payment, in a secondary sale.

5. Loan disbursement and property valuation

For a mortgage purchase, the bank carries out a valuation to ascertain the asset value independent of the purchase price. The loan is disbursed by the bank as per the agreed LTV ratio — the exact amount is either the purchase price or the independent bank value, whichever is lower. The bank carries the mortgage cheque in favour of the seller on the day of the title deed transfer.

6. Title deed transfer

For off-plan property direct from the developer, Oqood is issued at the developer’s office. The list of documents required may vary from one developer to another, but typically this includes the sale and purchase agreement, buyer’s passport and Emirates ID. For resale of off-plan property, on final approval the seller applies for a NOC from the developer. The fee ranges from Dh500-Dh5,000 payable to the developer, usually by the seller.

The DLD only conducts transfers if both buyer and seller are GCC nationals. All other transfers are done by a Real Estate Registration Trustee. For secondary sale, the DLD transfer charges are 4 per cent of the purchase price plus Dh580. The buyer and seller may each pay half of the 4 per cent transfer fee if stipulated in the MOU. A fee of Dh2,000 for transactions below Dh500,000 and Dh4,000 for transactions above Dh500,000 is payable to the Real Estate Registration Trustee. Mortgage registration charges payable to the DLD amount to 0.25 per cent of the loan value, plus Dh290 as a standard charge.

The transfer of title deed takes place at the office of a Real Estate Registration Trustee or at developer’s office if the property is yet to be completed, where the buyer obtains the title deed under his/her name, along with the keys and access cards to the new property. The broker’s commission agreed in the MOU is then paid. The final step includes activation of Dewa services, for which Ejari must first be obtained.

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The TV Buying Guide for People Who Want a Less-Crappy TV

Buying a television can be even more confusing than deciphering your cable bill. So here’s how to demystify the tech, decode the abbreviations, and make sure you walk away with the best set your money can buy.

1. Make It Easy on Yourself
The overwhelming process of buying a TV feels way more manageable when you realize that all the best TVs are “smart,” plasma is dead, and 3-D never should’ve existed. So forget that stuff! You actually have fewer decisions to make than you used to.

2. Lock in Your Budget
At the $700-to-$1,000 price range, you’re in the sweet spot: You’ll get 80 percent of the latest features, image quality, and design of crazy-expensive flagship models. You can get a 42-inch TV with stunning image quality or a massive 65-inch-plus television that—somehow—looks incredible (but turns your living room into a media room).

3. Remember: With TVs, “Bigger” Means “Way, Way Bigger”
You know how you’re supposed to measure your floor space before buying a rug? This is even more important. Use painter’s tape to map it out on your wall, remembering that—thanks to geometry—a 75-inch TV has more than double the screen area of a 50-inch one.

4. Know Only Three Abbreviations!

  1. UHD: Ultra HD. Otherwise known as 4K. The highest standard for pixels and clarity. You want this.
  2. HDR: High dynamic range. Better contrast ratio—blacker blacks, brilliant whites—and more of everything in between mean a better picture quality.
  3. OLED: Organic light-emitting diode. As with organic food, it’ll cost ya—but it’s worth the bucks for breathtakingly lifelike images.

5. Actually Go to a Store
You might be thinking about skipping the showroom. But that’s like buying a car without test-driving it. Fiddle around with the settings, watch something other than the glorious Planet Earth scene it’s probably playing, and zone out the other, more expensive units set up next to the one you’re looking at. Use your hands as blinders if necessary. Finally, ask the salesperson, “Could you help me find an HDMI cable?” If he steers you toward something under $15, trust him. If he offers you a $55 ultra-speed booster-pack HDMI, thank him for his time and Amazon Prime your TV on the way out.


…Or Skip All That and Just Go Buy One of These

The Best TV Under $1,000:
Vizio’s long had a rep for making the best budget TVs, and this year’s E-Series is again a huge value: 60 inches of 4K and HDR for a lot less than a grand.
$750 | vizio.com

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The Greatest TV of All Time:
At 3.8 millimeters thick, the LG Signature OLED TV W looks like part of your wall. General rule: The thinner the TV, the thinner your wallet. This is as thin as it gets.
$7,999 | lg.com

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Essential Phone finally starts shipping “in a few weeks”, Andy Rubin says

Although its official unveiling didn’t bring any details about when it would hit the market, the Essential Phone was internally targeted to start shipping to those who pre-ordered by the end of June. This deadline was revealed by Andy Rubin himself, the co-creator of Android and head of the new Essential smartphone venture.

That obviously hasn’t happened, though. Following a few weeks of complete silence from Essential and Rubin on the matter, today the company’s official Twitter account has published the message you can see embedded below.

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We’ve been working around the clock to get our first device in your hands. See this update from Andy.

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So the good news is that the wait is almost over. The bad news is that it’s not over-over – and that “a few weeks” really could mean a lot of things. We’re hoping that a more concrete deadline will be revealed soon, but until then let’s assume that if you pre-ordered an Essential Phone you will have it in your hands by the end of August at the latest.

The Essential Phone boasts a 5.71″ 1,312×2,560 near-bezelless touchscreen, and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC. It has 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a titanium frame, ceramic back, and a dual rear camera setup. A 3,040 mAh battery keeps the lights on, and the device boots Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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mAadhaar App Review: The New UIDAI App Is a Work in Progress

mAadhaar App Review: The New UIDAI App Is a Work in Progress

Carrying around the Aadhaar card, the biometrics-based unique identifier, recently became a lot easier when the supervisory agency UIDAI launched the mAadhaar app for Android devices. The app enables you to store all your Aadhaar details, such as name, date of birth, gender, address, etc. on your smartphone, instead of having to keep the physical card with you anymore. But the UIDAI clarified, the mAadhaar app is still in beta testing stage, and we quickly realised this to be true when we checked it out. Here we take a look at the mAadhaar app, its features, and areas where it can do with some improvements.

mAadhaar app: What is it?

For one thing, the features present in the mAadhaar app are still pretty limited. Using the app, you can download you Aadhaar details to your device, which can be used in place of the Aadhaar card itself. The downloaded details include your photo, name, date of birth, Aadhaar number, and a QR code that people can scan to get your Aadhaar information.

Beyond that, you can use the mAadhaar app for Android to see if your biometrics are locked or unlocked, and you can change this status. Of course, it was already fairly simple to lock and unlock your biometrics, via the UIDAI website, but having it available through an app on your phone should simplify things.

One more thing that you can do with the app is generate a time-based OTP (TOTP) through the app, which can be used instead of the SMS-based OTP. This is a useful feature given how unreliable SMS networks can be – if you’ve tried to authenticate anything (such as e-verifying your tax filings, perhaps) with your Aadhaar number, then you know how much of a delayed response this can lead to at times. Having a TOTP option should, hopefully, be much more reliable and faster.

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mAadhaar app is a work in progress, and has several areas of improvements for now

In fact, the mAadhaar app itself is a great example of why SMS OTP does not really work. That’s because, in order to use the app, when you enter your Aadhaar details, you’re verified via SMS OTP. Except of course, when we tried to use it, there were a huge number of issues. The SMS did not come and it took multiple attempts before we finally got it. The app tries reading the SMS automatically, except the app would freeze automatically, and we had to start over from the beginning.

This went on multiple times, with the app crashing rather than being willing to add us, until finally, with no real explanation, it worked and we were in.

mAadhaar app: Areas of improvement

Another issue with the way SMS OTP has been implemented with this app is that you can’t manually enter the OTP. You have to give the app access to your SMS inbox, and if you were thinking that you could keep the app on your tablet while getting the OTP on your phone – that’s not going to work. This also means that you can’t store your family members’ Aadhaar details using the Aadhaar app, as the number that’s linked to your Aadhaar should match with the SIM card in your phone. That’s quite likely intended as a security precaution, and thus not likely to change over time.

On the other hand, the mAadhaar app is expected to add new features over time, which would be great, because right now it’s of limited use. TOTP is one reason why we would want to have this app; unlocking biometrics quickly is another area which could be useful. But unless you’re using the Aadhaar for a lot of authentications, it’s not clear why you’d need to have these features on your phone.

5 things you should know about the mAadhaar app

Watch the video below to check out the five things you need to know about the new mAadhaar app, such as checking out the updated look of the Aadhaar card if you update some details, among others.

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