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  • Samsung teases Galaxy Gear successor; could be unveiled at CES 2014 05-01-2014 11:53 AM

    Mumbai: Undoubtedly, we will come across many wearable devices as the year unfolds, especially after CES. We recently saw the LG smartwatch and there have been rumours about Samsung Band too. Now, a tweet from Samsung Mobile UK teases that a new smartwatch is in the making.The tweet shows the...
  • HP to launch two Android phablets soon: Report 26-12-2013 12:34 PM

    Mumbai: The world's leading PC maker HP is already a player in the Android tablet segment, although with limited success. Now, HP is reportedly planning to return to the smartphone space with two new large-screen smartphones, or phablets, which is a fast-growing category. TheInformation reports that the company plans to...
  • BlackBerry teams up with Foxconn for budget BB10 phones; likely to be launched by April 2014 22-12-2013 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: BlackBerry CEO John Chen reveals that the company has teamed up with Foxconn to build budget phones. The first smartphone from Foxconn with BlackBerry branding should arrive some time in March or April 2014 and is expected to be a 3G phone based on BlackBerry 10. The phone will...
  • Google to launch Nexus settop box with focus on gaming in 2014: Report 08-12-2013 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: While we haven't yet seen a Google TV running a stripped-down version of Android, a new report says a Nexus-branded set-top-box is incoming. Information magazine has the story of Google's plans to launch a set-top box in the first half of 2014. The TV-connected hardware will have a heavy...
  • Google likely to announce refreshed Nexus 10 today 02-12-2013 01:37 PM

    Mumbai: Google is likely to put an end to all the speculation around the newest iteration of the Nexus 10 today. All those who have been wondering which company has finally built the refreshed Nexus 10 or when it will reach markets, may not have to wait any longer. News...
  • Nokia Asha 502 and Asha 503 to be available in India this month 01-12-2013 03:42 PM

    Mumbai: The Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM and Asha 503 - unveiled at the Nokia event in Abu Dhabi - are all set to go on sale in select markets including India. Both devices will reportedly be available through online retailers and Nokia retail outlets within a week. However, except...
  • Researcher exposes Google Nexus phones' vulnerability to SMS attacks 30-11-2013 02:09 PM

    Mumbai: A new SMS vulnerability found in Nexus phones can force the phone to malfunction, restart, freeze or even lose network. According to PCWorld, the issue was first pointed out by a security researcher Bogdan Alecu who said that the Galaxy Nexus lineup including the latest Nexus 5 are susceptible...
  • Instagram reportedly looking to add private messaging to the app 23-11-2013 05:00 PM

    Mumbai: It looks like Instagram is all set to follow the footsteps of Snapchat. The photo sharing service is reportedly looking at adding messaging to its list of features now. The Facebook-owned application may add this feature as soon as by the end of the year. A report from GigaOm...
  • Samsung SMG7102 spotted in FCC database, likely to have a 5.25inch display 10-11-2013 05:53 PM

    Mumbai: Samsung may have another smartphone in the pipeline, according to the FCC database. While the device is yet to be announced, a quick look reveals that the handset comes with the model name SM-G7102, and by the looks of it, the device will come with a large display and...
  • Twitter mulling encryption of Direct Messages 04-11-2013 04:21 PM

    Mumbai: Even while Twitter has largely managed to stay out of the limelight during the NSA outrage that engulfed companies like Google, Yahoo! and even Facebook, the micro-blogging website is not relaxed about it. Twitter may soon start to encrypt Direct Messages amongst other forms of security for users on...
  • Apple internally testing Mail app update for OS X Mavericks to fix stability issues 04-11-2013 04:19 PM

    Mumbai: If you've recently upgraded to OS X Mavericks and are facing issues with Apple's mail application, don't fret, you're not the only one. There seem to be problems cropping up within the mail app, especially with regards to Gmail. The good news, however, is that Apple is already aware...
  • Apps on iPhone 5s crash twice as much compared to the previous models 13-10-2013 04:40 PM

    Mumbai: While Apple claims that the iPhone 5s is the fastest device from its kitty, there are reports that say apps on the new 5s model crash more often than seen in the previous generations of the device. According to the mobile research firm Crittercism, apps running on the iPhone...
  • Nike FuelBand designer Ben Shaffer reportedly joins Apple to work on iWatch 28-09-2013 03:48 PM

    Mumbai: With all the noise about a couple of new iPhones and iOS 7, Apple sure hasn't forgotten to pay ample attention to its much-awaited iWatch. Reports have emerged now that the Cupertino-based company has welcomed aboard Nike FuelBand Director Ben Shaffer to work on its wearable. Nike confirmed to...
  • SanDisk's 'world's fastest memory card': 120GB, 450MB/s read speed 16-09-2013 03:26 PM

    Mumbai: SanDisk has announced its new Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, which is primarily aimed at professionals in the broadcast, cinematography and next-generation professional photography industries. The memory card, with a capacity of 120GB, claims the title of "world's fastest memory card" with read speeds of up to 450MB/s...
  • Nokia reportedly considered switching to Android before Microsoft deal 14-09-2013 04:31 PM

    Mumbai: Smartphone manufacturer Nokia recently sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Before that deal, though, it seems like the Finnish company may have thought of crossing the fence to Google's Android operating system sometime after late 2014, according to the New York Times. While Microsoft...
  • IRCTC to soon be able to book 7,200 tickets per minute 01-09-2013 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: Tearing your hair out while trying to book e-tickets on IRCTC's website might soon be a thing of the past. The Minister of State for Railways, Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy has confirmed yet again that the website will soon allow the booking of 7,200 tickers per minute sometime...
  • Yahoo shuts down email service in China 19-08-2013 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: The shutters have finally gone down on Yahoo Mail in China, four months after the company announced its decision to do so, Tech In Asia reports. While Yahoo China had stopped taking in new registrations for its email service in April itself, it had given users time until August...
  • Hacker breaks into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to report security bug 19-08-2013 04:39 PM

    Mumbai: How far will you go to get a well-intentioned motive of yours heard? If you're this Palestinian Information Security Expert, you would not shy away from breaking into Mark Zuckerberg's profile to write him a wall post. In a move that seems right out of the movies, Khalil, a...
  • Leaked images of a 'gold coloured' iPhone 5S surface 18-08-2013 04:45 PM

    Mumbai: Bring on your bling because Apple may just be thinking of launching a gold-coloured iPhone 5S! Adding to rumours of handsets in various colours apart from the vanilla black and white, it looks like Apple might be planning on selling golden iPhone 5S handsets as well. French Apple website...
  • Apple asks developers to prepare for the new Kids category in the App Store 18-08-2013 11:38 AM

    Mumbai: Apple is going all out to please kids using the iOS platform with the new iteration of the operating system. With iOS 7, a new section will debut in the App Store, catering only to children. 9to5 Mac has reported that Apple is starting to send out reminder mails...
  • Skype to come preinstalled on Windows 8.1 17-08-2013 11:11 AM

    Mumbai: Popular VoIP service Skype will be placed front-and-centre on Windows 8.1, a post on the Skype blog confirms. The service, like a host of other apps and services, will be built into the updated OS. Simply put, once users have got Windows 8.1 up and running on their systems,...
  • Nokia Lumia 825 with 5.2inch display reportedly in the works 16-08-2013 03:04 PM

    Mumbai: Nokia is rumoured to be working on a smartphone with a rather large display, reports GSMArena citing a report on Dospy. The smartphone in question is being referred to as the Lumia 825, and it is rumoured to sport a large 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 720p. If...
  • Apple iPhone 5 screen explodes in China; owner injures her eye 12-08-2013 06:00 PM

    Mumbai: In a freak accident in China, a woman injured her eye when her iPhone 5 smartphone exploded in her hand, reports ZDNet. The woman whose family name is Li was on the phone with a friend for over 40 minutes, when suddenly she felt the screen of her iPhone...
  • HTC One Max featuring 5.9 inches display leaked in images 05-08-2013 10:50 AM

    Mumbai: It looks like Taiwan-based HTC is gearing up to add a new phablet - HTC One Max - to its existing One series. According to French site Nowhereelse, the first pictures of this smartphone have leaked out, and one cannot miss the massive 5.9-inch display on the One Max....
  • Google announces Android Device Manager to help users find lost devices 03-08-2013 05:20 PM

    Mumbai: Google has now announced the Android Device Manager, a new website that will help users find their lost phone or tablet. Accompanying the website will be an installable app that is set to roll out later this month. The company has made this service available for all devices running...
  • Foxconn needs 90,000 more workers to meet large orders for upcoming iPhone 31-07-2013 03:07 PM

    Mumbai: The Hon Hai Precision Industry, known mostly by its trading name Foxconn, reportedly needs as many as 90,000 new workers at its plant to work on the upcoming Apple iPhone. Sources in Apple's supply chain told Focus Taiwan that additional workers are needed at Foxconn's Shenzhen complex in Guangdong...
  • LinkedIn app launched for budget Nokia Asha Full Touch and 501 series 31-07-2013 11:21 AM

    Mumbai: LinkedIn has introduced its app for Nokia Asha phones. Users can access their LinkedIn network and professional insights from any Nokia Asha Full Touch and 501 series of devices. The Asha 501 is Nokia's budget phone, announced earlier in May for a price at Rs 5,300. The obvious question...
  • Galaxy S4 smartphone explodes in Hong Kong, burns down owner's house 30-07-2013 04:11 PM

    Mumbai: Hong Kong-based Du was in for a rude shock when his Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone exploded, burning his house down in the process, latest reports confirm. Chinese website Xianguo.com reports that Du was listening to "Love Machine" on his phone when suddenly he heard a loud pop. Surprised, he...
  • Google now making ads in Gmail look like emails 23-07-2013 12:46 PM

    Mumbai: Google introduced a brand new inbox style for Gmail back in May that automatically sorts your mails into categories like discussions, updates, social etc. There's yet another section called promotions that the company is now putting to better use by displaying ads within the section. The difference between normal...
  • Google Play crosses 50 bn downloads; 1.5 mn daily Android activations 22-07-2013 05:00 PM

    Mumbai: Google had some news to share while talking about its revenue earning's last week, and the news seemed pretty big. While talking about some of the milestones achieved in the second quarter of 2013 while on a conference call, Google's CEO Larry Page revealed that more than 1.5 million...