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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Apple polishes forecast after selling 9 million new iPhones

"In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history,"  Apple said referring to its latest mobile operating system.

Demand for the iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks,
it said.

"This is our best iPhone launch yet. More than 9 million new iPhones sold, a new record for first weekend sales," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

The iPhone 5, the earlier model, sold over 5 million units in the first three days after its release last September ..........full news @Jagran

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Narendra Modi themed SmartNamo phones launched

A Gujarat-based group has
launched two Narendra Modi themed smartphones in India, named SmartNamo Saffron One and SmartNamo Saffron Two. The two smartphones are now available for pre-order at e-commerce website Snapdeal for an initial booking amount of Rs 999.

The 16 and 32GB variants of SmartNamo Saffron One have been priced at Rs 18,000 and Rs 23,000, respectively.

SmartNamo Saffron Two will cost buyers Rs 24,000. Both the phones will be available for delivery in the second week of October, Snapdeal says. Both devices are powered by Android 4.2 and have 1.5GHz quad-core processor ..............full news @ TimesOfIndia

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

China-Based Hacking Group Behind Hundreds of Attacks on U.S. Companies

The group, called Hidden Lynx, is believed connected to the Operation Aurora espionage
campaign of 2010 in which dozens of major companies, including Google and Microsoft, were targeted.

More recently, Hidden Lynx was associated with an attack on security vendor Bit9 earlier
this year, and also with numerous "watering hole" attacks against hundreds of organizations
in the United States.

The group has a long history of attacking organizations in the defense ..........full news @COMPUTERWORLD

Apple shares up ahead of iOS 7 launch

Apple launching iOS 7. Shares of the tech titan are up slightly -- 1% -- in pre-market trading with its iOS 7 operating system poised to hit iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices later today.

The OS represents a major shift for Apple, and likely consumers ..... full news @ USA TODAY TECH

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Apple unveiling its polished iOS7 on September 18

iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user
interface, will be available starting Wednesday, September 18 to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users as a free software update. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved
Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®. In addition, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep technical and design integration with both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

“iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface and over 200 new features, so it’s like getting a ............. full news @Apple Press Info

Monday, September 16, 2013

Run Android apps on Windows, Macintosh PCs & Windows tablets from Bluestack App Player

 BlueStacks App Player and BlueStacks Cloud Connect. Both products revolve around enabling Android applications to run on Windows PCs, Macintosh computers and Windows tablets.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

World's thinnest keyboard unveiled by Cambridge firm CSR

The company behind the technology found in wireless Beats headphones and Nike Running gadget has unveiled the world's thinnest keyboard, with a flexible, wireless touchscreen just half a millimetre thick.

Cambridge-based CSR, which specialises in wireless technology, showcased a prototype of the product at the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin, but it will be 12 months before it will be available to buy.

Paul Williamson, CSR's director of low power wireless products, said the final form factor depended on how manufacturers bring the keyboard to market, although its primary use is likely to be as a lightweight, complementary external keyboard for tablet devices. "This is a working prototype and a glimpse forward rather than something people will be buying this year," he said.

"We might see lots of shapes and size, .....full news @THE GUARDIAN

Monday, September 2, 2013

Ready for smartphones with a next-generation chip

Next week in Berlin there are sure to be some new smartphone announcements. It's the annual IFA show there, along with some supplemental press events in New York City and elsewhere. Yup, we'll likely see the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung and the company's new Galaxy Note 3, but the star of the show may not be one single device. Instead, it could be a single chip.

At least two companies, if not more, are expected to announce powerful new mobile devices built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chip.

The market has seen a number of phones and tablets using the current Snapdragon line, but those have all been the 200, 400 and 600 models. The HTC One and some versions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, for example, use the current high-end Snapdragon 600.

So what's the big deal about the 800? Quite a.......full news @USA TODAY