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  • Is Apple Pay secure? Where can it be used? Frequently asked questions answered October 21, 2014

    Cupertino: Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card. But don't leave your wallet or purse behind quite yet: Despite a...
  • OS X Yosemite review: Still has what makes a Mac a Mac, also can make Macs act more like iPhones October 17, 2014

    Cupertino: If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download starting Thursday, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update...
  • Apple's new Mac operating system OS X Yosemite now available as a free download October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple made its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, available as a free download starting Thursday. Apple's Mac operating system Yosemite, named after the national park, gets a new design and better ways to exchange files. The new Mac OS lets users search for content on the computer and on...
  • Zen Mobile to launch Firefox phone this month October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The fourth Firefox phone will enter the Indian market this month. Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox OS and Firefox Web browser, announced that Zen Mobile will launch its Firefox OS-based smartphone in the ultra-low cost category in India this October. The Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 was the...
  • Fire C: Alactel OneTouch launches Firefox smartphone at Rs 1,990 in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset maker Alcatel OneTouch has partnered Mozilla to launch a new smartphone, priced at Rs 1,990. Alcatel Onetouch's claims the entry-level smartphone - Fire C 2G - is the most affordable device in the category in India. The phone will be available exclusively through eCommerce major Flipkart. "We see a...
  • Windows 10: Seeks to offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 October 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft unveils the next version of Windows OS September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioural changes....
  • Jolla's Sailfish OS review: Saves time once you get used to the gestures September 23, 2014

    Sailfish is based on the Linux operating system and comes from the Finnish company Jolla (pronounced "yolla"). Former Nokia employees created Jolla after that struggling cellphone maker abandoned an in-house operating system in favour of Microsoft's Windows Phone. There's only one phone out so far, the homonymous Jolla, which was initially...
  • The first Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS comes to India at Rs 16,499 September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has announced its entry in the Indian smartphone market with its Sailfish OS phone at Rs 16,499. The new Jolla smartphone with its button-less design, Sailfish OS gesture-based user experience, and Android application compatibility will be available in India exclusively on Snapdeal.com. Jolla has a...
  • Apple to launch new iPad, iPad mini, OS X Yosemite on October 21 September 18, 2014

    Apple is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on October 21, a Daily Dot report said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition...
  • LG launches 21.5inch Chromebase, a Chrome OSpowered allinone computer, in India at Rs 32,000 July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: LG Electronics has launched its firstever Chromebase, an allinone computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system, in India at Rs 32,000. The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) has a 21.5inch widescreen Full HD IPS display that delivers a 178degree viewing angle. LG says, the Chromebase allinone computer is...
  • Mozilla to soon launch Rs 1,500 Firefox smartphones in India June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser, has tied up with handset makers Intex and Spice to bring smartphones priced at $25 (Rs 1,500) to India in the next few months, a move that may redefine the "ultraaffordable" mobile phone market in the country. Mozilla showcased a smartphone...
  • Yosemite: 20 breathtaking photos of the national park the latest Apple Mac OS X version is named after June 3, 2014

    The next Mac operating system will be called Yosemite, after the national park, now that Apple is naming it after California locales rather than cats. The Yosemite National Park covers an area of 3,026.87 square kilometres in the central eastern portion of the US state of California. These images are...
  • Apple's iOS 8, Mac OS X Yosemite bring Macs, iPhones, iPads closer June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Monday unveiled new operating software it hopes will create a seamless experience for users flitting between its coveted mobile devices and popular Macintosh computers. A next generation operating system called Yosemite and new iOS 8 software for iPads, iPhones and iPod devices were unveiled before 6,000 developers...
  • HealthKit: Apple's new iOS 8 fitness app will collect, analyse users' health data June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyse users' health data, part of a suite of new features outlined for its computing and mobile software, at its annual developers' conference on Monday. Called "Healthkit," it will pull together data such as blood pressure...
  • WWDC 2014: Apple announces iOS 8, OS X Yosemite; no mention of iWatch yet June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple at its annual developers' conference on Monday announced the new versions of its software iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which run Apple's mobile devices and Mac computers, respectively. Apple's Mac operating system gets a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in...
  • Apple WWDC 2014 keynote live blog: iOS 8, OS X Yosemite launched June 2, 2014

    Apple's Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while the software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for multitasking. The new mobile software, iOS 8, will sport interactive notifications, so you can respond to a message without having to leave another app....
  • Samsung plans to launch its first Tizen smartphone in India soon: Report May 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Samsung Electronics Co is preparing to launch a new smartphone in Russia and India based on its homegrown operating system Tizen, people familiar with the matter said, according to the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. Officials at Samsung were not immediately available for comment Sunday afternoon. The paper said this was...
  • Asus Chromebox review: This inexpensive computer also doubles as a great streaming device March 13, 2014

    New York: Devices that let you watch Netflix and other streaming video services on a big TV screen are popular, but there are limits to what you can watch. NBC, for instance, didn't make its Olympics apps compatible with Roku, Apple TV and Google's Chromecast. With HBO Go, Comcast subscribers can...
  • Review: Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, Ubuntu for phones February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: When it comes to smartphones, consumers have an array of choices from Apple to... well, Android. The impression you get stepping into most phone carriers' showrooms is that the programmers behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android are driving most of the innovation in smartphones. You'll find few phones on display...
  • Windowsbased tablet sales to touch 39.3 million units by 2017: Report December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The growth of smart devices like 2in1s and tablets is expected to fuel the volume for desktop vendors and the PC ecosystem in coming years with shipments of Windowsbased tablets expected to touch 39.3 million units by 2017, research firm IDC said. Twoinones are devices that can function...
  • Not only smartphones, Samsung aims to bring its Tizen OS to your car, fridge, TV November 12, 2013

    Seoul: Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that. The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as...
  • Apple internally testing Mail app update for OS X Mavericks to fix stability issues November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: If you've recently upgraded to OS X Mavericks and are facing issues with Apple's mail application, don't fret, you're not the only one. There seem to be problems cropping up within the mail app, especially with regards to Gmail. The good news, however, is that Apple is already aware...
  • BlackBerry Z30 with 5inch display launched in India at Rs 39,990 October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: As we had previously reported, BlackBerry announced the launch of its 5inch Z30 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 39,990, the smartphone runs BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 and is a fulltouch smartphone. It has the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. The Z30 is also listed...
  • BlackBerry Z30 coming to India today, listed online October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: BlackBerry is all set to launch its 5inch Z30 smartphone in India today. The smartphone runs BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 and is a fulltouch smartphone. It has the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. The Z30 is listed on ecommerce site Saholic.com. The Blackberry Z30 has...
  • Apple's OS X Mavericks review: Offers much more you won't see, but might feel October 24, 2013

    San Francisco: There isn't one thing that jumps out with Apple's new Mac operating system, known as Mavericks and that's a good thing. Mavericks has plenty of modest refinements that add up to a system well worth the upgrade even if Apple weren't giving it away for free. Many...
  • LG Fireweb: LG launches its first Firefox OSbased smartphone October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: We have already seen the Firefox OSbased phones from Alcatel and ZTE, and now LG has come up with a Firefox OSpowered handset named "LG Fireweb". The LG Fireweb has a 4inch HVGA TFT touchscreen, and is powered by a 3G Qualcomm processor clocked at 1GHz and 2...