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  • 3DAround app lets iPhone 6 uers capture 3D photos 19 hours 40 minutes ago

    New York: A new app that allows iPhone 6 users to take 360 degree pictures of objects and then show them as 3D photographs is here. Called 3DAround, the app made by Swiss software company Dacuda takes pictures that are not just 3-dimensional, but interactive. Free to download, the app was designed...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness 5 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,...
  • Twitter introduces Instagram-style photo filters December 3, 2014

    New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter has now given its users more control of their photos. The Twitter app for iOS and Android devices has replaced its photo filter grid with an easier to use Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Double tapping the filters shows an intensity slider that shows thumbnails of...
  • 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...
  • 4 things to consider before buying a new smartphone December 2, 2014

    New York: Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there's likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. So why wait? Here are some things to consider before hitting stores. If you're upgrading...
  • A new social networking app that allows you to decide what posts should go viral November 30, 2014

    London: Not getting enough "likes" on your posts? Try this app. A new social networking app called Plague gives you power to decide what posts should go viral in your circle and beyond. Developed by Lithuania-based firm Deep Sea Marketing, the app "infects" four nearest friends who also have the app installed...
  • Delhi: People protest against murder of 6-year-old child November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: People were out on streets in the national capital protesting against the murder of 6-year-old child in Ranjit Nagar on Saturday. The police have arrested a 17-year-old youth for the murder. The child's dead body was found with his throat slit along with multiple stab wounds. The juvenile had...
  • 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...
  • Boy breaks his own Guinness World Record for the fastest texting on a smartphone by typing 25 words in 17 secs November 24, 2014

    Washington: A 17-year-old Brazilian boy has broken his own Guinness World record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touchscreen, typing a 25-word message in just 17 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho had broken the world record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touchscreen mobile phone in...
  • 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...
  • Facebook Groups app: A new way for Facebook users to manage their existing groups, discover new ones November 19, 2014

    New York: Facebook has launched a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook has been working to expand its presence on people's mobile devices by creating - and buying...
  • 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,"...
  • Photos: Ouch! Man spends two years' annual salary to buy 99 iPhone 6s to propose to girlfriend - she says no November 11, 2014

    Nothing can buy love, not even 99 iPhones. A Chinese programmer learnt this the hard way. Just ahead of the Singles' Day in China celebrated on Nov. 11, a Chinese programmer decided to spend $82,000 on 99 iPhone 6s that he arranged in the form of a heart to propose...
  • 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...
  • WhatsApp updated with new 'blue check marks' feature; lets users know when their messages were read November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has added a new feature to its cross-platform instant messaging app that lets users know if their messages have been read by recipients, and if read, they can also see the exact time they were read. Once a message is read, the two check marks next to...
  • Microsoft releases Office apps for iPhones, iPads November 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favoured by many newer companies seeking success online. Give away a basic version of a popular service, and the world may beat a path to...
  • 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...
  • A new app that claims to tell when you will die November 4, 2014

    Washington: Developers of a new app claim it can determine the date of your death by analysing data on your lifestyle, height, blood pressure, sleep and physical activity. The app, called Deadline, uses iPhone's Healthkit to "determine your date of expiration." Healthkit tool records statistical information, like the user's height and diastolic...
  • 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....
  • Facebook launches Rooms app, attempts to bring back the anonymous chatroom October 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like. "Rooms" software introduced in the US and Britain for iPhone made its debut as Facebook tries to make peace with people unhappy that real identities are...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales surpass expectations but iPad volumes slide October 21, 2014

    Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when...
  • Apple fans rush to collect their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus October 18, 2014

    The wait has finally ended. The much awaited Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally arrived in India. Excited Apple fans thronged retail outlets across the country to get their hands on Apple's latest smartphones. ...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus go on sale in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available in India at a starting price of Rs 53,500. The phones are available via online retailers and also through Apple dealers across the country. Prices of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are in the range...
  • Been wanting to buy iPhone 6 since I heard about it, says N Ram October 17, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Indian journalist N Ram said that he was looking forward to buy the new iPhone 6. "I have always had an iPhone. I have an iPhone 5 and shall soon upgrade it," said N Ram. ...
  • Watch: People wait in long queues at midnight as Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus hit Indian stores October 17, 2014

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the Indian stores from midnight. People flocked stores in cities across the country. Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore mobile stores had all organised midnight launches to give customers faster access to the phones. According to reports, Apple has shipped more than 50,000 units...
  • Apple Pay: Apple's new mobile payment service to be launched on Monday; more banks signed on October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple's new electronic payments service will launch on Monday, after the iPhone maker signed up another 500 banks to support a feature that competes with eBay's PayPal and other online systems. With Apple Pay, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will be able to make payments at brick-and-mortar stores...
  • Why the Google-Motorola Nexus 6 is priced $300 more than the Google-LG Nexus 5 October 16, 2014

    The Google's new showcase smartphone, the Nexus 6, boasts a nearly 6-inch screen, eclipsing the 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus that Apple began selling last month. Google is charging a comparable price for the Nexus 6, with prices beginning at $649 for a phone without a wireless contract commitment....
  • Apple expected to unveil thinner, more powerful iPads on October 16 October 15, 2014

    Seattle: Apple is expected to unveil thinner and more powerful iPads on Thursday ahead of the holiday season but may struggle to arouse passion for tablets among consumers already over-supplied with hand-held, touch-screen devices. Tablet sales are set to rise only 11 per cent this year, according to new forecasts by...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming to India on October 14 October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung, in all likelihood, is expected to launch the recently unveiled Galaxy Note 4 smartphone in India on October 14. The company has already sent out invites for its "Next Galaxy" event scheduled to take place on October 14 in India. Though the company does not state the...
  • A new app makes it easier for users to type with one hand on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus October 12, 2014

    New York: To make it easier for users to enter text on larger keyboards in big screen smartphones, here comes an app that helps type with one hand on new Apple devices such as iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Aptly called One Handed Keyboard, the app displays what it claims to...