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  • 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...
  • 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...