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  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' 12 hours 35 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Yesterday

    Sydney: Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 - 12 years after creating the technology giant with...
  • Apple Pay gets more support from banks 2 days ago

    San Francisco: The electronic payment system Apple Pay, which allows the new iPhone to make payments in stores, has the backing of banks that dominate 90 per cent of all credit cards transactions from the US, the company has announced. The technology giant introduced the new system in September, coinciding with...
  • Tag Heuer plans to launch a smartwatch; to take on Apple Watch 3 days ago

    La Chaux-de-Fonds: Tag Heuer is pushing ahead with plans for a smartwatch to more directly compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and may make acquisitions to help drive the strategy, its head said on Tuesday. Swiss watch makers like Tag Heuer, the biggest brand in luxury goods group LVMH's...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness 4 days ago

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at New York auction December 12, 2014

    New York: A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 sold for $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday. The Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts, is the only known surviving Apple-1 documented as having been...
  • Corrupt Apple executive sentenced to 1 year in prison December 6, 2014

    San Jose: A former Apple executive who sold some of the iPhone maker's secrets to suppliers will serve a year in prison and repay $4.5 million for his crimes. Paul S Devine was sentenced in San Jose federal court earlier this week, more than three years after he pleaded guilty to...
  • Three years after his death, Steve Jobs gives video testimony in Apple trial December 6, 2014

    New York: Three years after the tech world mourned his passing, Apple mastermind Steve Jobs was back from the dead giving posthumous testimony in a video at a US antitrust trial. Jurors in an Oakland court have been submerged since the beginning of the week in a debate over whether consumers...
  • Emails reveal Steve Jobs' determination to keep non-iTunes music away from Apple's iPods December 4, 2014

    Oakland: Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices. "We may need to change things here," Jobs said in a...
  • Future iPhones to mimic cats, could rotate mid-flight to prevent damage when dropped December 3, 2014

    New York: The next time your iPhone is about to fall onto the ground, it might just rotate in mid-air and save itself from damage. Apple has been granted a patent for a futuristic iPhone protection system that recognises when an iPhone is dropped. The device then calculates the point of...
  • Lots of tablet choices? Here're some buying tips for you December 1, 2014

    New York: People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are advantages to sticking within the...
  • India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: Report November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 per cent making it a 0.94-million-unit...
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 in India; prices start at Rs 28,900 November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple has finally launched the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in India. Both the models are available online as well as across Apple authorised retail stores. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters thin, adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the...
  • BlackBerry to offer users up to $550 if they dump their iPhones for a Passport November 26, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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...