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  • BlackBerry to offer users up to $550 if they dump their iPhones for a Passport 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Hairgate: iPhone 6 traps users' hair October 8, 2014

    Frankfurt: First there was bendgate... now brace yourself for hairgate. Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls. It is difficult...
  • 'Hairgate': iPhone hit by new social media storm after users complain it traps their hair while making calls October 8, 2014

    Frankfurt: First there was bendgate... now brace yourself for hairgate. Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls. It is difficult...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus up for pre-order in India at Rs 53,500 onwards October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now up for pre-booking in India at a starting price of Rs 53,500. Not only e-commerce majors Flipkart and Amazon, but authorised distributors of the iPhone 6 smartphones have also started taking pre-orders for the upcoming iPhone models in...
  • Apple iPhone 6 coming to India at Rs 53,500 onwards; iPhone 6 Plus prices to start at Rs 62,500 October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: US technology major Apple's iPhone 6 series will be sold in India at starting price of Rs 53,500 and the high end model at Rs 80,500 during the time of launch. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come in three variants: 16 GB, 64 GB and 128...
  • Pre-booking for Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus to start in India from October 7 October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Pre-booking for the latest Apple iPhone 6 series will start in India from October 7. "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India beginning Friday, October 17, from an expansive network of Apple Authorized Resellers. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Tuesday,...
  • Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Here's an app for you October 5, 2014

    New York: Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Now a new app allows parents to keep track of everything that their children do with their phones. Called TeenSafe, the web-based service co-founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, Ameeta Jain, allows parents to gain access to all incoming, outgoing...
  • Apple iPhone 6 selling at Rs 55,954 onwards in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering premium smartphone iPhone 6 at price starting from around Rs 56,000 for which official launch date and other details for India are yet to be announced by Apple. A vendor at eBay is offering iPhone 6 for about Rs 55,954 and promising October...