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  • Apple considering settlement with electric car battery maker over talent poaching dispute 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Apple is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in...
  • Apple dethrones Samsung as the world's No.1 smartphone maker in Q4: Report 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    New York: iPhone maker Apple has dethroned Samsung from the top spot on the global smartphone tally, a position that the Korean electronics giant had strongly held for over three years, research firm Gartner today said. For the entire year, however, Samsung firmly held on to the top slot. According to...
  • LG Display, Samsung unit to supply Apple Watch screens: Report Yesterday

    Seoul: South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd and the display-making subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply screens for Apple Inc's smartwatches, The Electronic Times reported on Monday. The report, which cited unidentified industry sources, said LG Display will be the sole supplier of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for...
  • Photos: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Yesterday

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled on Sunday its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, at the Unpacked event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S6 smartphone features a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal and is designed from scratch in an operation dubbed...
  • Q&A: Here's what you need to know about Samsung Pay 2 days ago

    New York: Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced Sunday will come with mobile-pay capabilities. Samsung's payment service won't come until this...
  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show 2 days ago

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...
  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys: CEO Tim Cook 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Apple Watch will replace your car keys and its battery will last the whole day, Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook told the Telegraph in an interview. The watch is designed to replace car keys and the clumsy, large fobs that are now used in many vehicles, Cook told the newspaper. Its...
  • Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement 4 days ago

    Stockholm: Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting an exclusion order against Apple's products for infringing Ericsson patents that are essential to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards. It also...
  • Apple Watch expected to be launched at the company's March 9 event 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Apple sent out invitations for a media event in San Francisco on March 9, about one month before the much-anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch. The world's largest technology company did not specify what the event will be about in the invitation which reads simply "Spring Forward," a...
  • Samsung to freeze salaries for the first time in six years 5 days ago

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will freeze its South Korean employees' wages in 2015 for the first time in six years, after the world's top smartphone maker suffered a fall in profits in the face of rising competition. The South Korean giant in January recorded its first annual profit...
  • Google announces 'Android for Work' with secure business apps designed for professionals 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal and...
  • Apple ordered to pay $533 million for patent infringement 6 days ago

    New York: Apple Inc has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC. Though Smartflash had been asking for $852 million in damages, Tuesday night's verdict was still a blow to Apple. The...
  • Soon, Siri will understand Indian English 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indians will no longer have to try too hard to make Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, understand their voice commands as the upcoming iOS update will support English for India. Apple recently rolled out its beta 2 version of iOS8.3 that includes racially diverse emojis, Wireless CarPlay, improved Google log...
  • Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race with 81.5% market share 6 days ago

    Washington: Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 per cent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday. Despite Apple's late surge on its newly released iPhones, the California giant saw its market share for the year drop...
  • Are Apple's yet-to-be-released racially diverse emojis racist? 6 days ago

    Washington: Smiley emoji, sad emoji, hearts emoji, and now, for the first time, racially diverse emoji. Apple is preparing to release non-white faces in its line-up of the cartoon faces used to liven up text and email messages, news reports said. In its next update of the icons, the faces...
  • Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to push Wallet service; aims to take on Apple Pay 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending beyond the...
  • Apple's second OS X 10.10.3 pre-release update for testers includes new Emoji set, latest Photos app 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Apple has rolled out its second OS X 10.10.3 for testers that includes an updated version of Photos app which is the iPhoto replacement. A report in 9to5Mac stated that the new OS, slated for a consumer release later this spring, will have tweaked ways in which special Emoji...
  • Pebble accidentally posts image of upcoming smartwatch with colour display on its website; replaces it soon after February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Image of Pebble's next smartwatch was apparently leaked out on the company's own website and soon after it was replaced by an image of an actual pebble. The leak comes a day before Pebble's official unveiling. 9to5 Mac first caught the mishap and said that the earlier image showed...
  • Apple to spend 1.25 billion pounds on two new data centres in Europe February 23, 2015

    Bengaluru-Apple said it would spend 1.25 billion pounds to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and...
  • Apple to launch first-ever public beta test for iOS 8.3 in mid-March February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking lessons from its glitchy iOS 8 rollout last year, Apple is planning to launch its first-ever public beta program for its updated iOS 8.3. The tech giant intends to release the iOS 8.3, codenamed Stowe, as a public beta via Apple's existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, similar...
  • Samsung Gear S, Sony Smartwatch 3 review: These smartwatches leave the phone behind February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Wearables are the next big thing and owning a smartwatch that lets you keep your phone at bay is an even smarter option. Although smartwatches need to be synced with your good old smartphone, there are situations and events when you would prefer to just carry a single...
  • Pebble to reveal new smartwatch with slimmer design, updated OS: Report February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Pebble Technology Corporation has put up a countdown on its website for a new announcement that is speculated to reveal a major update to the smartwatch's hardware and software. The company behind the Pebble smartwatch is going to make the announcement at 10 AM on February 24, but there...
  • Japan Display in talks with Apple to build $1.7 billion plant: Report February 20, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan Display is considering building a new plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple, which may shoulder much of the 200 billion yen ($1.68 billion) investment, Japan's Nikkan Kogyo newspaper said on Friday. The company declined to confirm the report but said it was constantly pursuing opportunities to strengthen its...
  • Apple aims to start making an electric vehicle as early as 2020: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people...
  • After Google Glass and Apple Watch, now come wearable tomatoes February 19, 2015

    Tokyo: As the world's electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday, unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The "Tomatan" is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend's...
  • Apple sued by A123 Systems for poaching auto engineers to build a large-scale battery division February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from...
  • Samsung buys mobile wallet startup LoopPay, looks to challenge Apple Pay February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Samsung has bought US mobile wallet startup LoopPay, signaling its intention to launch a smartphone payments service to compete with a recent offering from rival Apple. Mobile payments have been slow to catch on in the United States and elsewhere, despite strong backing. Apple, Google, and eBay's PayPal have all...
  • Apple could let you turn your iPhone into a virtual reality headset display February 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent on a headset that could let iPhones be part of augmented or virtual reality displays. The patent titled "Head Mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display" depicts a large eyeglass-style frame into which a smartphone could be seated. A...
  • Apple orders suppliers to make 5-6 million Apple Watch units: Report February 18, 2015

    Washington: Apple has asked its Asian suppliers to make 5-6 million units of its three Apple Watch models for the first-quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Taiwan-based Quanta Computer, the sole assembler of the Apple Watch, started mass production earlier this year to get ready...
  • Apple may launch its new premium music service in the next few months February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple music service fans might see its upcoming premium version going live by this summer. Billboard says that the service-the next evolution of Beats Music - could have a spring launch, but it is certain to reach consumers by summer. According to 9to5Mac, Apple could use the iOS 8.4...