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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook will give away all his wealth 5 hours 53 minutes ago

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college...
  • New camera technology in next iPhone could help you capture even richer colours Yesterday

    New Delhi: Apple has been granted a patent for a new camera technology that will use light-splitting cube to provide improved image quality. This new technology could potentially be incorporated in Apple's next iPhone. The patent states that the new camera will feature three separate imaging sensors and each of them...
  • Apple plans to let users exchange older iPhones for new devices at stores in China Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Apple plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China in association with the Foxconn Technology Group, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the effort. Under the program, consumers will be able to exchange older iPhones at Apple stores in China for credit against the company's products starting March...
  • Read: Extended excerpts from 'Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader' 2 days ago

    A new biography of the Apple co-founder Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader has been released and is stirring up many new discussions on the man and reigniting old ones. The new book by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, includes some revelations hitherto...
  • Is this what an Apple drone might look like? 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With all the tech giants exploring and experimenting with drones, one designer has envisioned what a drone by Apple might look like. German designer Eric Huisman has come up with a sleek drone concept called the Apple Quadcopter, which has a minimalistic black-and-white design and carries the iconic...
  • New SmartTalk app helps cut down on your mobile bill 3 days ago

    London: If you have a landline phone, this app is just for you. Landline customers can make savings on their mobile phone bill with the new SmartTalk app. Launched by British telecommunications giant BT Group, the SmartTalk app allows customers to save money on their mobile phone bill by linking their...
  • Samsung to 'Make In India' Galaxy S6, dual-curved S6 Edge smartphones 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones in India on March 23, within three weeks of the global launch, as the Korean electronics giant looks to compete with rival Apple's iPhone 6. The company said it will also manufacture the sixth edition of the...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 4 days ago

    In this show of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha talks about World Cup 2015, Arvind Kejriwal returns from therapy, Rahul Gandhi still missing and Apple announces their new revolutionary watch. ...
  • Apple's updated MacBook Air, Pro no longer support Windows 7 with Boot Camp 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for Windows 7 on its recently upgraded MacBook Air, Pro models. It will only work with Windows 8 or later. Boot Camp is Apple's software designed to allow its Mac users to install Microsoft Windows on their machines. However, it has now stopped...
  • Tag Heuer to launch luxury Android smartwatch; aims to take on Apple Watch 1 week ago

    Basel: Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch maker, said it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google's Android operating system in a venture with Intel to compete head-on with the Apple Watch. Tag Heuer Chief Executive Jean-Claude Biver declined to give any details about pricing, functionality or...
  • Tag Heuer to unveil its first smartwatch on March 19; to compete with Apple Watch March 19, 2015

    Basel: Tag Heuer plans to unveil a smartwatch on Thursday among a wave of partnerships expected at the world's biggest watch fair this week as luxury watchmakers fight back against Apple. The Swiss watch brand, the biggest at French luxury group LVMH, will announce it is teaming up with US...
  • Nearly 40 per cent of iPhone owners interested in buying Apple Watch: Survey March 19, 2015

    San Francisco: About 40 per cent of adult Apple iPhone owners in the United States are interested in buying the company's new Apple Watch, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The high-tech smartwatch, which will range in price from $350 to $17,000 for an 18-karat gold model, is Apple's first major...
  • Google forms special team to screen Play Store apps for malware, sexually explicit material March 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material, and strengthening its age-based rating system. The change brings Google Play, a bazaar for digital games, social media apps and entertainment software, closer to Apple's tightly...
  • Now, send money to your friends through Facebook Messenger March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Facebook said it is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money through it. Users can tap or click a dollar icon in a new chat window to send money to their friends, after they link a Visa or MasterCard debit card...
  • Apple's new trade-in programme could let you swap your old Android phone for a shiny new iPhone March 18, 2015

    London: Are you an Android user and fancy owning an iPhone 6? You could have an added incentive to do so, if Apple extends its trade-in programme to accept rival smartphones, according to media reports on Tuesday. The company is planning to offer in-store credit for Android users turning in their...
  • Xiaomi reportedly working on a smartwatch; design details, other features leaked March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Xiaomi, that has been an aggressive competitor in smartphones, appears to be already forging wearable plans. According to Chinese publication 36 Krypton, the Xiaomi is working on a Moto 360-like smartwatch with a circular dial. The rumoured watch is said to sport a brushed metal design like the one...
  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service; expected to be announced in June: Report March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple's much-hinted-at TV service may soon become a reality as the iPhone maker is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such...
  • Amazon working on app for Apple Watch; to let you shop straight from your wrist March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon is said to be working on a version of its online shopping app for Apple's latest wearable- Apple Watch- that would allow users to shop at the e-commerce site with a single click. The Amazon shopping app for the Apple Watch will allow consumers to search for products...
  • Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana coming to Android, Apple devices: Report March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft, which has been running its digital assistant Cortana on Windows Phone-based smartphone for almost a year now, is now planning to bring the 'personal assistant' to Android and iOS devices, reports Reuters. According to the report, the company will first bring Cortana to the desktop with the release...
  • Weekend Reading List: Why URLs won't die to 10 ways in which Google Play is better than Apple's App Store March 14, 2015

    It's weekend and finally we have some time to catch up on the good things we missed during a busy week. Below is a little list of eight read-worthy articles on other websites that we came across during the week. Why URLs won't die: Like it or not, the URL is...
  • How does Apple Watch stack up against the competition? 11 things that you should know March 13, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing whether you really need one....
  • Apple Watch look-alikes available for as low as $45 March 13, 2015

    Beijing: A month before Apple's smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies. "Apple Smart Watch with Bluetooth Bracelet," says one vendor on Alibaba Group's popular Taobao e-commerce website. Photos on the vendor's page appear to be the real Apple Watch. It says...
  • Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs his liver, Jobs had a secret plan to buy Yahoo: New biography reveals March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The impact of the man will remain for long after his passing and books on the legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will therefore continue to be written for long. An upcoming biography titled Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent...
  • Swatch reveals plans to compete with Apple Watch, says we don't want to place a mini phone on your wrist March 13, 2015

    Corgemont: The world's largest watchmaker unveiled its riposte to Apple's smartwatch on Thursday, announcing a plan to put cheap programmable chips in watches that will let wearers from China to Chicago make payments with a swipe of the wrist. Swatch Group will start offering watches with near field communication (NFC) chips...
  • Nokia launches free Here maps for Apple users March 13, 2015

    Helsinki: Nokia says it has started providing mapping services for free download in Apple's App Store, after a successful launch of the service on Android devices. The Here offline maps, with navigation and search features covering more than 150 countries, is immediately available for devices using the iOS operating system, such...
  • 5 things to know about Apple's new ResearchKit medical apps March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Amid all the talk of Apple Watch, a new MacBook laptop and a partnership with HBO, a set of Apple tools aimed at promoting medical research didn't get much attention. The tools, called ResearchKit, promise to help researchers study asthma, Parkinson's and other diseases by recruiting test subjects...
  • Swiss watchmakers quietly making smartwatches of their own to rival Apple Watch March 12, 2015

    London: To observers of the secretive Swiss watch industry, its quiet, seemingly passive response to Apple Inc's plan to attack their centuries-old business could be mistaken for submission before an overwhelming adversary. But luxury and fashion groups Richemont, LVMH, Swatch Group and Guess Inc have been busy in the past year...
  • Apple restores iTunes, App stores after hours-long global outage March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple has restored service to its widely used iTunes and app stores after a rare breakdown Wednesday. The outage vexed the iPhone and iPad maker for more than five hours, disrupting some of the world's most widely used and profitable services and frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile...
  • Decoding the USB Type-C in Apple's new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Let's accept it that we all have been used to the idea of seeing our laptops with multiple things plugged into it - all at the same time. Our laptop is perpetually plugged in for charging, then we stuff one pendrive to its right and connect our phone...
  • Titan scouts for technology partner for its smartwatch; aims to launch it in a year's time March 11, 2015

    Kolkata: Titan is scouting for a technology partner for a high-tech smart watch which the company prefers to term as "utility watch". "We are looking for a technology partner and we aim to bring out a watch in a year's time. It will be a utility watch," Titan Company managing director...