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  • Is that the Loch Ness monster on Apple Maps? 19-04-2014 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Is the shape that we can see in Apple Maps' satellite image of Loch Ness that of Nessie, the legendary monster that many believe inhabits the waterbody in the Scottish Highlands? The giant squid like shape was also previously spotted on Google Earth about five years ago. Andrew...
  • Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley to launch budget Obi mobiles in India 17-04-2014 02:50 PM

    John Sculley, the former chief of Apple who apparently fired the late Steve Jobs from the company in the mid-1980s, is funding a venture that aims to launch low-cost smartphones in India that will be priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 8,000. Sculley is bullish on growth in the Indian...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report 17-04-2014 11:28 AM

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for...
  • Apple, Samsung join smartphone anti-theft initiative, agree to provide a pre-loaded anti-theft tool on smartphones 16-04-2014 10:26 AM

    San Francisco: A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple Inc., Samsung...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 durable than leading Android phones, but iPhone 5s has an edge 15-04-2014 10:45 AM

    New York: Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds. The S5 scored well given its water resistance and a sturdy back...
  • Amazon to unveil its long-rumoured smartphone in June: Report 12-04-2014 10:18 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. The Internet retailer would jump into a crowded market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd....
  • iPhone's 'slide to unlock' creator Greg Christie to leave Apple: Report 10-04-2014 12:02 PM

    Bangalore: Apple Inc's Greg Christie, who led the company's "human interface" team that designs software for its products, is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an internal email. Apple did not immediately respond to an email from Reuters seeking comment. Christie helped develop many of the functions...
  • Amazon Fire TV review: A great device, but not fully ready 06-04-2014 11:03 AM

    New York: Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that. But for now, it's largely promise: Many of the best features work with only a handful of video services, which...
  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now 03-04-2014 06:06 AM

    New York: Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company's Halo video games. Cortana tries to be chatty like Apple's...
  • Fire TV: Amazon launches Android-powered video streaming device at $99 02-04-2014 10:19 PM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc unveiled a video streaming device dubbed Fire TV that can pipe video directly to television and offers a more prominent showcase for the e-commerce giant's slate of original programming. It is priced at $99. The company says the Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance...
  • Apple says Samsung knew iPhone would be a big seller 02-04-2014 10:10 AM

    San Jose: Samsung knew Apple's iPhone would be a big seller when it first went on the market, but the South Korean company didn't have a product that could compete so it stole Apple's technology, an attorney for Apple told jurors on Tuesday. "The evidence in this case will be...
  • Apple iPhone 6 to come in two sizes; 4.7-inch version expected in September, 5.5-inch iPhone could be delayed 01-04-2014 10:31 AM

    Tokyo: Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn, with a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first while a 5.5-inch version could be delayed, supply chain sources said. Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South...
  • Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you see what's ahead while you are texting and walking 31-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Washington: US tech giant Apple has filed a patent for new technology that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user. Many smartphone users keep their eyes glued to the screens while...
  • Samsung mobile head JK Shin earns more than Apple's Tim Cook 31-03-2014 02:55 PM

    Seoul: Head of Samsung Electronics Co's mobile business, JK Shin, received a $5.8 million compensation package last year, beating the paycheck of his counterpart at US rival Apple Inc, the South Korean firm said on Monday in its first such disclosure under new regulations. The world's biggest technology company by...
  • Apple, Samsung once again accuse each other of ripping off designs, features 31-03-2014 10:27 AM

    San Jose: The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series...
  • Microsoft Office for iPad review: It's beautiful, intuitive and functional 29-03-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to make his public debut on Thursday, may talk about Office suite for Apple's iPad 26-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Seattle: Satya Nadella, the Indian-born self-described cricket fanatic who took over as Microsoft Corp's chief executive last month, makes his public debut on Thursday and is expected to go on the offensive right away with some bold strokes. When Nadella hosts his first major press conference this week, he's likely...
  • The nasty things about Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs you probably didn't know 24-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 of cancer. The Silicon Valley icon who gave the world the iPod and the iPhone resigned as CEO of the world's largest technology corporation handing the reins to current chief executive Tim Cook. Steve Jobs, the Apple...
  • Apple in talks with Comcast for streaming-TV service 24-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Apple is in talks with Comcast to enter into a deal for a streaming-television service that would allow Apple set-top boxes to bypass congestion on the Web, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The discussions are in early stages and there are a lot of...
  • Watch: A screen guard that claims to protect your phone even when attacked with a hammer and saw 19-03-2014 03:58 PM

    Here is a screen protector, Holy Grail, which its maker says is made of tempered bulletproof glass. This solid sceen guard is claimed to protect your phone's screen from scratch threats and substantial impact. In this video, the maker demonstrates the technology by using hammers, drills, razors, keys, knives, saws...
  • Pandora raises fee for ad-free music service by $1 a month 19-03-2014 11:40 AM

    San Francisco: Pandora Media Inc will increase fees for its ad-free service by $1 a month to almost $5 a month in May, a move to cover the rising cost of licensing tunes that may annoy some longtime fans of the popular music-streaming service. The company, which streams music from...
  • Apple discontinues iPad 2, relaunches iPad 4 at $399 onwards 18-03-2014 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: Apart from introducing the 8GB iPhone 5c, Apple has also modified its iPad lineup. The Cupertino giant has replaced the iPad 2, that was launched back in March 2011, with its fourth-generation iPad with Retina display (aka iPad 4). Apple has ditched its three years old iPad 2...
  • Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5c; may hit Indian store shelves 18-03-2014 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: Adding a new varaint to its phone lineup, Apple has launched the 8GB iPhone 5c model, and is listed on the Apple UK, China and Australia stores. The phone is available on the UK store for 429 - 40 ($66) less than the 16GB model. Apart from the...
  • Apple to reportedly launch 8GB iPhone 5c on Tuesday 18-03-2014 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Apple reportedly is planning to launch an 8GB version of its not-so-popular iPhone 5c. Leaked documents from telecom operator O2 Germany suggest that Apple may launch the 8GB iPhone 5c at 509 euros - which will be 60 euros less than the 16GB iphone 5c that currently retails...
  • iPhone assembler Pegatron recruiting workers in China to manufacture iPhone 6: Report 18-03-2014 10:13 AM

    Taipei: Taiwan's Pegatron Corp, which assembles Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad, is opening up new factory space and recruiting workers in China to meet orders to manufacture the new iPhone 6, Commercial Times reported. Production would begin in the second quarter, the newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources which it...
  • Bad Apple? Activist groups protest hazardous chemicals used in iPhone 13-03-2014 01:10 PM

    San Francisco: Apple's labour practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China. The campaign began Wednesday with an online petition put together by China Labor...
  • Apple releases iOS 7.1 with bug fixes, CarPlay support, interface tweaks 10-03-2014 11:25 PM

    New Delhi: Apple has released the much-awaited iOS 7.1 update. The latest version of Apple's mobile software, iOS 7.1, is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. With the updated OS, you can now control exactly how long Siri listens. You can manually control when Siri listens...
  • Court rejects Apple's request for a permanent US ban on Samsung smartphone sales 07-03-2014 07:05 AM

    San Francisco: A US judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle. US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, ruled that Apple had not...
  • Apple's iWork review: Brings simplicity to documents, but still not a replacement for Microsoft Office 06-03-2014 11:03 AM

    Barcelona: Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked is Apple's iWork. Last fall, the iWork applications for the Mac - Pages for word processing, Numbers for...
  • Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer to retire in September, Luca Maestri to be new CFO 05-03-2014 10:50 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc's Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire and hand the reins to Luca Maestri in September, entrusting to the Italian-born executive a cash pile the size of Vietnam's economy and the difficult task of guiding Wall Street's expectations. The 50-year-old born in Rome is taking over...