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  • Facetune image retouching app now available on Android 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facetune, a popular image editing app on iOS is now available for Android users. Lightricks, the company behind the app, says that the app "allows users to achieve the most professional-looking results without complicated or expensive software." The Facetune app is available on Google Play for Rs 190. The app...
  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....
  • Android grabs 70 per cent of the tablet market, Apple's market share slips to 25 per cent: Survey 16 hours 0 minutes ago

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm Strategy Analytics said Wednesday. The research firm said global tablet shipments reached 52.9 million units, up just six per cent from the same period a year ago. Growth was led by devices...
  • Motorola now lets you unlock your Moto X using a digital tattoo 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is believed that an average user unlocks his phone 39 times a day and it takes him 2.3 seconds every time he unlocks the device. This becomes so clumsy that more than 50 per cent users do not unlock their phones, exposing their personal data to theft....
  • Spice launches its first hexa-core smartphone Stellar 526 in India at Rs 11,499 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Spice launched two new Android smartphones - Stellar 520 and Stellar 526 - priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 11,499, respectively. The 3G dual SIM Stellar 526 features a 1.5 GHz True hexacore processor, the latest Android Kitkat operating system, five inch IPS HD display, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory...
  • Spice to soon launch Firefox, Android One phones in India; Firefox phones to cost Rs 1,500, Android One phones Rs 6,000 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Spice today said it will bring the much-awaited Rs 1,500-Firefox and Rs 6,000-Android One smartphones to India before Diwali. Earlier this year, Mozilla (developer of Firefox web browser) had tied up with Indian firms - Intex and Spice - to bring smartphones priced at USD...
  • DVDs, PCs with pre-installed software may have malware: Study 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A recent study on the linkages between the use of pirated and counterfeit software and data breaches reveal that the malwares detected in the majority of samples could pose risk to Intellectual Property (IP) theft and data leakage. According to a study by independent forensic science lab, Truth Labs,...
  • Xperia T3: Sony launches 'the slimmest 5.3-inch phone' in India at Rs 27,990 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Consumer electronics giant Sony today introduced its ultra thin smartphone Xperia T3 for the India market priced at Rs 27,990. The handset, with a screen size of 5.3-inch, will be available in white, black and purple colours. It would be at retail outlets by the end of this month. "Xperia...
  • Tor, Tails privacy-protecting flaws show that no anonymity system is fail-safe 19 hours 41 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem. The most recent finding concerns a complex, heavily encrypted networking program called the Invisible Internet...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Google offers $1 million prize for anyone who can build a smaller inverter 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses. Google teamed with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to back a "Littlebox Challenge" promising to reward whoever comes up with the best design for a...
  • Facebook revenue rises 61 per cent, stock hits record high 20 hours 57 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 per cent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The world's No 1 Internet social network said on Wednesday that it saw increased interest...
  • New social networking websites pay you for what you post 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared - except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last...
  • Flipkart launches e-learning category; offers a range of e-learning material, certification courses, online tests 21 hours 9 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Homegrown online marketplace Flipkart today announced the launch of its E-learning category. With over 1900 products and titles, this category will offer a range of e-learning material, certification courses and online tests catering to students with a variety of requirements, Flipkart said in a release. With this announcement, Flipkart will be...
  • Chinese airline tests WiFi on flight Yesterday

    Beijing: A leading Chinese airline tested a programme to allow passengers to use in-flight WiFi, paving the way for the technology's application for the first time in China's booming aviation market. The satellite-based WiFi service was made available on a flight operated by China Eastern Airlines, the first test of the...
  • Microsoft launches Bang mini speaker by Coloud Yesterday

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices, in addition to the Lumia 530, also announced the new Bang mini speaker by Coloud. This portable, compact speaker costs €19 ($26). Connected to your phone via the 3.5mm headset jack, the rechargeable speaker is claimed to last for up to 8 hours. The Bang will be available...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia announced; features a 4-inch display, 5MP camera Yesterday

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices Group has announced the most affordable Lumia smartphone - the Lumia 530. The phone has a 4-inch (854x480) LCD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. The Lumia 530 has a 5-megapixel camera. While 15GB of free cloud storage...
  • Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases? Yesterday

    London: If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study. Researchers, however, said that their findings do not establish a "cause-and-effect relationship" and need further individual data. For the study, they looked at the rise of Facebook use and...
  • BlackBerry cuts prices of QWERTY handsets; Q5 smartphone now available for Rs 13,990 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Canadian handset maker Blackberry today slashed prices of its QWERTY devices - 9320, 9720 and Q5 - by as much as Rs 6,000 to sell them for Rs 9,900 onwards. The price of 9320 has been cut by 10 per cent from Rs 11,000 to Rs 9,900, while 9720...
  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one Yesterday

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175 million Yesterday

    New York: LinkedIn is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said Tuesday that it is paying 90 per cent in cash and the rest in stock for San Francisco-based Bizo. The deal is expected to close in the third...
  • Amazon Fire Phone: This new Android phone offers a fresh approach to smartphones Yesterday

    New York What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals...
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 stock sold out within first 30 minutes of sale; registration window now open for the next sale starting July 29 Yesterday

    New Delhi: E-commerce portal Flipkart slowed down after online shoppers logged on the site to check out Xiaomi's Mi 3 smartphone that went out of stock within first 30 minutes of sale at the homegrown online marketplace. The registration window is now open from 22nd July to 28th July midnight. The...
  • Nvidia Shield: An 8-inch tablet for on-the-go gamers launched; lets users stream games from a PC desktop, laptop Yesterday

    San Francisco: US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The Nvidia Shield, with an eight-inch high-definition display, "was built specifically for gamers," according to the California company. The $299 gadget has an optional $40 cover that can be...
  • Apple's profit climbs along with iPhone sales, but iPad sales slump Yesterday

    San Francisco: Apple on Tuesday reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results. The California-based company posted a profit of $7.7 billion on revenue of $37.4 billion in the three months period to June 28, an...
  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology Yesterday

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • Google tried buying Spotify but backed off because of whopping price tag Yesterday

    New York: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being...
  • Apple gets patent for 'iTime' smartwatch Yesterday

    San Francisco: A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the US Patent and Trade Office. The patent describes an wrist band, possible with a touch screen,...