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  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals Qualcomm, Skyworks chips 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. Apple said it received a record 4 million first-day pre-orders for the new phones, double the...
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    Redwood City: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options...
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus review: The new Apple iPhones eliminate screen size as a reason to avoid iPhones 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    New York: It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card...
  • Oracle's colourful co-founder Larry Ellison steps aside as CEO 8 hours 34 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colourful reign marked by his flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies. With the changing of the guard announced...
  • Is the Android One best value for your money? 19 hours 49 minutes ago

    The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and the...
  • Notion Ink launches Intel-powered hybrid tablet in India at Rs 19,990; features 10.1-inch display, Windows 8.1 21 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Betting big on growing popularity of 2-in-1s, devices maker Notion Ink is making a comeback in the Indian market with 'Cain', developed in partnership with Intel, priced at Rs 19,990. The Windows-based 2-in-1, which works both as a PC and a tablet, will be available exclusively on eCommerce website...
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in talks with Snapdeal to enter India: Report 21 hours 26 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks with online retailer Snapdeal to enter India, the Economic Times reported on Thursday, citing two people aware of the development. Alibaba, whose shares are set to debut on the US market on Friday in what could be the world's largest ever initial public...
  • Apple iPhone 6 sales on hold in China 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    Beijing: Apple's iPhone 6 received regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies but still requires one more critical licence before it may be sold in the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday. Apple has not yet issued an iPhone 6 release date for China, one of its most...
  • Serverless, anonymous chat client BitTorrent Bleep now available for Android, Mac 23 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BitTorrent is fast expanding its Bleep P2P messaging platform, that it first launched in July this year as an invite-only pre-alpha release for Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. In the first major update since its launch, Bleep is now publicly available for users to try it...
  • With iOS 8, Apple adds new security measures to iPhones, iPads; would now need users' approval to access devices Yesterday

    San Francisco: Technology giant Apple has announced a modification in its new iOS 8 operating system for mobile phones which prevents the company from accessing the devices without owner consent, a measure to hinder police snooping. Apple said in a statement released Wednesday that, unlike its competitors, it no longer can...
  • SanDisk launches the world's highest capacity 512GB SD card at Rs 51,990 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: SanDisk has launched its 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card used in cameras. It has the ability to write data at 90 MB per second making it useful for those shooting the high resolution 4k videos. According to SanDisk, the card is designed to meet the demands...
  • LG launches G3 Beat in India at Rs 25,000 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Korean electronics major LG expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of its new G3 Beat, priced at Rs 25,000 in India. "The consumer today wants the best of the features at an affordable price and with G3 beat, LG is offering one of the best device with premium...
  • iOS 8: Why older iPhone, iPad users should wait before upgrading Yesterday

    New York: Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting - but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some...
  • Apple iOS 8 review: Android can't compete with iOS' evolving unity Yesterday

    New York: The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads,...
  • Microsoft launches Universal Mobile Keyboard; compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows devices Yesterday

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Universal Mobile Keyboard that works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. The new Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard. The keyboard features...
  • Amazon expands Kindle lineup, launches Kindle Voyage; adds touch to basic Kindle, lowers price Yesterday

    New York: Amazon.com ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet. The No. 1 US online retailer also revamped its basic Kindle e-reader to include a touch screen....
  • Facebook temporarily restores hundreds of deleted drag queen profiles Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names such as Lil Ms. Hot Mess and Sister Roma. The company restored the names on Wednesday...
  • Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr Yesterday

    Mumbai: Indian online classifieds portal Quikr has secured $60 million from backers led by US investor Tiger Global Management to boost product development and expand its mobile business, the company said on Wednesday. Indian online businesses, especially e-retailers, have been a favourite for global investors who are betting on the segment's...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus come with pre-installed kill switch Yesterday

    Washington: New Apple phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. The tool, known as a kill switch, will be standard...
  • Apple's HealthKit gets bitten by a bug before iOS 8 launch Yesterday

    Apple said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors...
  • Apple to launch new iPad, iPad mini, OS X Yosemite on October 21 Yesterday

    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...
  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 Yesterday

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the much-awaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got in-principle approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • India to have half a billion internet user by 2020: Google India Yesterday

    Google India feels the way internet users are increasing day by day, the number of internet users will cross half a billion mark by 2020. ...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints Yesterday

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • BSNL to offer free Internet access on select Micromax devices Yesterday

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Micromax said it has partnered state-run telecom firm BSNL to offer free Internet access on select devices in a bid to drive data usage in the country. Under the partnership, BSNL will bundle free data usage of up to 2GB per quarter for 12 months on...
  • Sony warns of much bigger loss, blames struggling smartphone business 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Sony on Wednesday warned of a much-deeper-than-expected loss and said it would not pay a dividend this business year after it was hit by a 180 billion yen ($1.7 billion) impairment charge for its struggling smartphone division. The Japanese consumer electronics company is now predicting a 230 billion yen ($2.15...
  • Reviewers hail the Apple iPhone 6 as the 'best smartphone ever made' 2 days ago

    Bigger is better and Apple has finally realised that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote. Most reviewers say that the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone available or "ever made", while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has been described...
  • US building a new 6,200-member cyber defence corps 2 days ago

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200-member unit should be fully operational...