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  • BlackBerry to offer users up to $550 if they dump their iPhones for a Passport Yesterday

    Montreal: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport. The promotion was announced yesterday and will be available starting next month until February 13, in Canada and the United States. Customers who trade in their iPhones could receive...
  • Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 to be available in India from November 29 at Rs 28,900 onwards 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Thinnest model of Apple's iPad Air 2 and the new iPad Mini 3 will be available in India from November 29. "Pre-bookings for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have already started. Both the models will be available across Apple authorised retail stores from November 29," an authorised...
  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player 5 days ago

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • Infosys launches probe into complaints of financial misconduct in BPO wing 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Infosys has launched an internal probe into its BPO arm following complaints of financial irregularities. A whistleblower's complaint had alleged that invoices to client Apple had been inflated. Infosys has already fired BPO CFO Abraham Thomas for not reporting the irregularity. "The financial irregularities are not material in nature and...
  • Jolla plans to launch a budget Sailfish tablet; aims to take on Nokia N1, Nexus 9, iPad Mini 3 1 week ago

    Helsinki: Finland's Jolla, a group of ex-Nokia software developers, announced a plan to launch a crowd-sourced tablet computer just a day after Nokia said it was reviving its consumer brand by entering the tablet market. Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the Finnish...
  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhones, iPads: Report 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Apple will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would instantly make it available on millions of iPhones and iPads, could happen as...
  • 3 better alternatives to Apple's new QuickType keyboard November 19, 2014

    San Francisco: I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn't upgraded to Apple's new operating system, iOS 8. With the free upgrade, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system...
  • Apple's China app store now open for UnionPay card payments November 17, 2014

    Beijing: Apple's app store in China now accepts payments made using China's UnionPay credit and debit cards, the iPhone maker said on Monday, making purchases easier for users in Apple's second-largest app market. "The ability to buy apps and make purchases using UnionPay cards has been one of the most requested...
  • US government warns iPhone, iPad users on security bug in Apple's iOS November 14, 2014

    The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data. There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the "Masque Attack,"...
  • Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal: Pros and cons of mobile payment systems November 12, 2014

    New York: Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone? Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment...
  • Apple iOS bug makes iPhones, iPads vulnerable to attacks November 11, 2014

    Boston: Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices. Cybersecurity firm FireEye published details about the vulnerability on its blog on Monday, saying the bug enables hackers...
  • Apple Macs, iPads, iPhones vulnerable to new malware November 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks said it discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple's OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. The new family of malware, dubbed WireLurker, "marks a new era in malware across Apple's mobile and desktop platforms," the company said in a statement. WireLurker...
  • Russia dismantles Apple statue after CEO Tim Cook announces he is gay November 4, 2014

    Moscow: A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay. In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St...
  • Apple-1: A fully operational Apple computer from 1976 to be auctioned in December; could fetch $600,000 November 4, 2014

    New York: A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars, Christie's said on Monday. The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer,...
  • Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market November 2, 2014

    Washington: Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry. Since Apple Pay made its debut October 20 for US customers with the iPhone 6, several major retailers have said they...
  • Google, Apple world's most sought-after employers: LinkedIn November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is the world's most sought after employer in the world, followed by Apple and Unilever in the second and third places, respectively, according to a report by professional networking site LinkedIn. The 'World's 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014' was based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn's over 300...
  • Microsoft promises to release a new version of its Office software package for Macs next year November 1, 2014

    San Francisco: After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year. Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year....
  • Proud to be a gay, says Apple CEO Tim Cook October 31, 2014

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly announced that he is gay. This is the first time he has publicly acknowledged his sexuality. In an opinion piece published in Bloomberg Business week Cook said that he was proud to be gay and considered it among the greatest gifts God has given...
  • 'It is going to be hard being a homophobe while holding an iPhone now' October 31, 2014

    New York: Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America. The 53-year-old successor to Steve...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • I'm proud to be gay, says Apple CEO Tim Cook October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook has never previously acknowledged his sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said...
  • Xiaomi is now the world's third-largest smartphone maker October 30, 2014

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics and Apple, according to a new industry study. Strategy Analytics said Xiaomi accounted for 6 per cent of all 320 million smartphones shipped during July-September. Samsung made up...
  • Tim Cook hints at Apple's long-rumoured television product October 29, 2014

    Laguna Beach: Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. "We're already No. 1. We're more than the total of the other guys," Cook...
  • Alibaba's Jack Ma says open to working with Apple on mobile payments October 28, 2014

    Laguna Beach: Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd executive chairman Jack Ma said he's open to working with Apple on mobile payments, as China's richest person prepares to call on Hollywood this week in search of media partners. Alibaba affiliate Alipay is China's largest payments service, while Apple just this month debuted its...
  • Ideas that Apple stole for its Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, OS October 27, 2014

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is widely credited for revolutionising personal computing, but then not all of the tech visionary's revolutionary ideas were original. The list of the ideas that Apple stole from others is long and it covers many of the leading products that the Cupertino technology giant has produced....
  • Apple-1, the first Apple computer from 1976, sells for $905,000 at auction October 23, 2014

    One of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines assembled by Apple...
  • Apple issues security warning for iCloud following reports of password stealing attempts October 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. "We're aware of intermittent organised network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user...
  • Apple iPad Air 2 review: Comes with improvements, but not worth an upgrade October 22, 2014

    Cupertino: If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a...