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  • 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 enables two-step authentication for iMessages, FaceTime February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Pepping up the level of security in its devices, Apple has enabled two-step authentication for signing in to its messaging apps on iPhone, iPad or Mac. Although the security feature was added to Apple's iTunes and iCloud accounts in March 2013, but the same protection has now been extended...
  • Why thieves no longer love smartphones February 13, 2015

    New York: Smartphones, particularly iPhones, are no longer the favourites of discerning lifters, recent data shows. The reason: the "kill switch" is proving the killjoy for the thieves. The number of thefts and robberies of smartphones, particularly iPhones, is on the fall in New York, London and San Francisco, according to...
  • This diamond-studded iPhone 6 is priced at Rs 22 crore! February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Goldgenie, which customises and gold plates iPhones, has again come up with a high-end customisation of the Apple iPhone in time for the Valentine's Day this year. The latest iPhone 6 has been dolled up in a choice of 24K Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum, and embedded with...
  • Apple becomes the first company worth over $700 billion February 11, 2015

    New York: Apple became the first company to reach a market value of $700 billion as shares vaulted amid upbeat news on the US tech giant's gains in the smartphone market and soon-to-arrive smartwatch. Shares rose 1.9 per cent to close at $122.02, lifting Apple's market value to $710 billion, and...
  • Lenovo Sisley S90: Lenovo silently launches the iPhone 6 look-alike smartphone in India; available for Rs 19,990 February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Lenovo has silently introduced its new smartphone the Sisley S90 that bears striking similarity to the Apple iPhone 6 in India. While there is no information on the Sisley S90 launch from the company yet, a Mumbai-based retailer - who has a proven track record of giving information...
  • Here's why Apple could overtake Samsung this year February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Tech giant Apple managed to close the gap with rival Samsung after nearly 3 years at number two position in the global smartphone market as iPhone sales increased in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) as well as the US, says IDC. The US-based maker of iPhone and iPad...
  • After selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in three months, what does Apple do next? January 28, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday. But after selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in three months that ended...
  • Samsung to be the main processor supplier for Apple's next iPhone: Report January 26, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple's next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry. Samsung will be responsible for around 75 per cent of the chip production for the next iPhone, the South Korean newspaper said. The...
  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • Mi Note: Xioami unveils its iPhone 6 Plus challenger January 15, 2015

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi staked its claim to Apple's crown on Thursday as the world's third-biggest smartphone maker and most valuable tech start-up unveiled the flagship Mi Note, its challenger to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. The Mi Note has a 5.7-inch curved glass display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Chief...
  • What is Apple's HomeKit? What's the big deal? All that you should know about it January 15, 2015

    Las Vegas: Apple didn't attend last week's gadget show but its presence was felt. Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling lights and appliances through a mobile app. There are other efforts to unify smart-home devices, but many of them...
  • Perks in India Inc get fancy; top talent gets iPhones, Mercedes cars January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: When it comes to rewarding top performing employees, many large corporates are giving out expensive gifts such as latest iPhones, Mercs, flats and jewellery a trend started by a little-known diamond firm in Gujarat a few months back. Last Diwali, Surat-based Hari Krishna Exports created a flutter by announcing...
  • Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety: Study January 10, 2015

    Washington: Separation from cell phone can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Missouri suggest that iPhone users should avoid parting with their phones during daily situations that involve a great deal of...
  • Apple is turning its retail stores into galleries for iPhone, iPad artists January 9, 2015

    New York: Apple is turning its retail stores into art galleries featuring the work of professional photographers and other artists who use iPads, iPhones and Mac computers to create. Travel photographer Austin Mann used an iPhone 6 to take otherworldly panoramic photos of an Icelandic glacier. Mann, who recalls mowing lawns...
  • A screen guard that can protect your iPhone 6 from bending January 5, 2015

    Many users in the past have companied of their iPhone 6 handsets bending when placed in back pockets. Bringing peace to their lives, Patchworks has unveiled a screen protector at CES 2015 that provides over 40 per cent strength increase, consequently preventing phones from bending. Named ITG Edge, the protector...
  • Apple sued for being deceptive about storage space January 3, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple faced a lawsuit accusing it of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. The suit filed early this week in US District Court in Northern California argues that while Apple touts 16 gigabytes of digital storage on lower price...
  • Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015 December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year,...
  • These 3 apps can help you keep your New Year's resolutions December 28, 2014

    Washington: Do you find keeping New Year's resolutions a Herculean task? Download these apps. A trio of apps called Lift, Workflow and Hours will help you keep your resolutions, the Washington Post reported. The Lift app offers a menu of self-improvement, which helps to set priorities for each day. Lift will also...
  • A new app that lets you take 3D photos with your iPhone December 28, 2014

    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 to...
  • Twitter app for iPhone updated with analytics feature; now shows how well your tweets perform December 27, 2014

    New York: A new feature in Twitter's iPhone app can find how many people are reading your tweets, retweeting or clicking on a link you posted. "You need to sign in to the Twitter analytics page with your account so that the company can start collecting the mobile analytics data," said...
  • Steve Jobs biopic: Katherine Waterston to play the role of Apple founder's partner December 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Katherine Waterston will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' longtime girlfriend and the mother of his first child in the upcoming biopic, to be directed by Danny Boyle. Waterston will be seen in the role of Chrisnann Brennan. The length of her role is uncertain but it is said...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • These 3 smartphones may outperform your stand-alone cameras December 24, 2014

    New York: Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a powerful, SLR-type lens into the small...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • 3DAround app lets iPhone 6 uers capture 3D photos December 21, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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...