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  • Microsoft Office will be free for devices under 10.1 inches 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to clearly demarcate 'personal' and 'professional' experience, Microsoft has announced that its Office suite will continue to be free on smaller screens measuring under 10.1 inches. Kirk Koenigsbauer, the corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team, said that 10.1 inches is...
  • Music labels pushing Spotify to limit free streaming: Report March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With the advent of digital age, music labels have been facing the heat with streaming service like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora offering free music impacting their revenue. Universal Music Group is reportedly pressurising Spotify to cap its free music service with the hope of converting free users into paid...
  • Amazon to give away paid apps for free via 'Unlocked' March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a new idea of offering paid apps for free under a feature called 'Unlocked.' The section will offer users a range of paid apps as well as those that utilise in-app purchases, for free. TechCrunch learned about the feature through a leaked internal presentation...
  • Microsoft starts offering free Windows 10 update in piracy-ridden China consumer market March 18, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. The move is an unprecedented attempt by Microsoft to get legitimate...
  • Free wi-fi plan: AAP government seeks suggestions from public March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Looking to fulfil one of its major poll promises of providing free wi-fi in Delhi, the AAP government has come up with a set of 10 questions by way of which it is looking for suggestions from the public for implementing the project. The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC),...
  • Solar plane pilots urge India to adopt clean energy March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city...
  • Indonesia: Owner puts advertisement for selling house, offers wife 'for free' March 11, 2015

    Sleman: An advert for a house in Indonesia has gone viral online after the woman selling it offered to throw in an unusual extra feature for free, her hand in marriage. The Internet ad reads for the most part like a regular house listing, saying that the single-storey property has two...
  • Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title February 28, 2015

    Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss veteran's awesome serving bringing down the world number one. Federer went into the match with a 19-17 winning record against Djokovic although the Serb beat him in last year's Wimbledon final. The 33-year-old made...
  • Rohan Bopanna, Daniel Nestor win Dubai ATP title February 28, 2015

    Dubai: India's Rohan Bopanna and his partner Daniel Nestor grabbed their second ATP title of the season by subduing Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Nenad Zimonjic in the summit clash of the Dubai Duty Free championships on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Indo-Canadian combine raced to a 6-4 6-1 win in just 50 minutes against...
  • Roger Federer trounces teenager Borna Coric in Dubai semi-finals February 27, 2015

    Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Federer may have failed to win a grand slam title since triumphing at Wimbledon in 2012 but he remains a formidable competitor as...
  • Rohna Bopanna, Daniel Nestor reach final of Dubai ATP event February 27, 2015

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and his partner Daniel Nestor set themselves up for their second title of the season by reaching the final of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Friday. The fourth-seeded Indo-Canadian combo overcame second seeded combine of Jean-Julien Rojer from the Netherlands and Horea Tecau from Romania 4-6 7-6(9)...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win; Andy Murray out of Dubai Open February 27, 2015

    Dubai: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here. However, the surprise of Thursday was Andy Murray's...
  • Andy Murray's woes deepen after Dubai humbling by Croatian teen February 26, 2015

    Dubai: Andy Murray's February torment deepened on Thursday after he lost 6-1 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships. This month, the world number three lost the Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic and then failed to live up to his top seed billing...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer enter Dubai open quarters February 26, 2015

    Dubai: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer have entered the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Top seed Djokovic clearly dominated Andrey Golubey from Kazakhstan before winning 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday, while World No. 2 Federer defeated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3, reports Xinhua. "Djoker" as...
  • Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances at Dubai Championships February 25, 2015

    Dubai: Playing for the first time since winning the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic came through with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The top-ranked Djokovic won his fifth title in Melbourne at the beginning of the month. "It's my first...
  • Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych begin Dubai Championships with wins February 24, 2015

    Dubai: Third-seeded Andy Murray was given a workout by Gilles Muller of Luxembourg before securing a 6-4, 7-5 win for passage to the Dubai Championships second round on Tuesday. Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych, a finalist at Dubai the last two years, opened his account by beating Jeremy Chardy of France 7-6...
  • F-Secure in talks with state governments to secure WiFi hotspots February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Finnish firm F-Secure today said it is in discussions with state governments, including Delhi,on the role that it can play in offering secured WiFi access across hotspots located in various cities. "Governments are looking at offering free WiFi across cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. As more cities adopt WiFi,government...
  • Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Novak Djokovic February 24, 2015

    Novak Djokovic's flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said. In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees February 23, 2015

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • The world's first completely hands-free smartphone for the disabled February 23, 2015

    Jerusalem: An Israeli company claims to have developed the first completely hands-free smartphone that can allow disabled users to control the device with head movement. The smartphone created by Sesame Enable is designed for people with spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy and other disabilities that hamper...
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. "People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and...
  • AAP's poll promise of free WiFi in Delhi with 'terms and conditions' February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the big promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the Delhi Assembly elections is providing free WiFi, but when it comes down to implementing the agenda finer details are different from expectations. According to the plan only public websites and websites that deal with governance...
  • Firmly on the path of toll-free Maharashtra, says CM Devendra Fadnavis February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Opposition Congress for dubbing the state government as a "U-turn regime", Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, whose government completed 100 days in power, on Saturday said that "toll-free Maharashtra" is a concept and not an election promise of the BJP. Addressing a press conference, Fadnavis said that the...
  • Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Bengal's first free global WiFi zone February 6, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the state's first free WiFi zone in Kolkata, which is soon poised to become India's first WiFi city. "Communication is a major (requisite) now-a-days and it has been our goal to make Bengal a knowledge hub," Banerjee told media persons here during the...
  • After UP, Ayushmann Khurrana starrer 'Hawaizaada' gets tax-free status in MP February 3, 2015

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government today declared a tax-free status for the Bollywood film 'Hawaizaada' which has been inspired by the life of Shivkar Talpade, a purported pioneer of aviation in India. "We have decided to declare the film tax-free," said Manoj Shrivastava, principal secretary, commercial taxes and culture. The film producers...
  • 'Hawaizaada' declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh January 29, 2015

    Lucknow: The makers of upcoming Bollywood film 'Hawaizaada' have thanked the Uttar Pradesh government for deciding to exempt their movie from entertainment tax. 'Hawaizaada' has been directed by Vibhu Puri and stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in pivotal roles. The decision to make the film tax free was taken...
  • Hike Messenger rolls out free voice calling for Android January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Home-grown chat application firm Hike Messenger has rolled out free voice-calling Hike Calls, a company statement said Wednesday. The introduction of this feature will allow its users to call each other for free, over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi and across the globe in over 200 countries. The introduction of...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • 2015 edition of Mumbai Marathon begins with 40,485 participants January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday at 5:40 am in which around 40,000 people took part. This year's edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai and will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior...