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Samsung, IBM, Blackberry to create new-generation, high-security Secu tablet

TORONTO: BlackBerry the Canadian leading phone maker joined hands with IBM, Samsung and Secusmart to make a big return to the tablet market. For this purpose BlackBerry has unveiled SecuTablet, developed by Secusmart and IBM for a German government department. Tech giants Blackberry, Samsung, and IBM have joined forces to create a new-generation, high-security tablet dubbed the Secu tablet. The ... Read More »

WWE 2K15: Free Season Pass gift for Xbox One, PS4 owners, can get on Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, EB Games

LONDON: 2K Sports released their second WWE game on October 28 2014 with WWE 2K15 dropping. I did not play WWE 2K14, so this was my first experience with a 2K WWE title. Now that WWE 2K15 is a almost 5 months old, I think I have played the game enough to give a review and share my likes and ... Read More »

Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12 announces two new features: Individual app theming, paid themes

NEW YORK: Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12 has announced two new features for its operating system named as individual app theming and paid themes respectively. The new features will roll out as part of the Cyanogen 12S update coming over the air to the OnePlus One on or before March 30. The Yureka Yu and Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ will also receive ... Read More »

HTC announces upgraded replacement service for One M9 if broken

TAIPEI: The new HTC One M9 smartphone is about to launch shortly and now some details have been revealed about what HTC will be announcing at their press event tomorrow. HTC will apparently be making changes to its HTC Advantage and offering a new ‘Uh-oh’ service that will give you one years protection on your new HTC One M9 smartphone ... Read More »

25 channels Apple TV subscription service to hit market in late 2015

NEW YORK: Apple is planning to launch an online TV subscription service in the autumn that will include about 25 channels according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system, including iPhones, ... Read More »

DeNA wants first Nintendo mobile games to be as big as mobile Candy Crush Saga

TOKYO: Nintendo has released it first mobile games Mario and Zelda which are hoped to hit the market as big as mobile hit Candy Crush Saga. The company, which struck a licensing deal with Nintendo earlier in the week, is working on the first official mobile games based on the latter’s big console and handheld brands. “The game should attract ... Read More »

HTC launches Fun Fit fitness app, compatible with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher devices

SYDNEY: HTC has launched a new fitness monitoring app “Fun Fit” on Google Play. The HTC’s health and fitness app Fun Fit was launched on Friday and is compatible with devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and higher. The app is easy to use and sports a familiar HTC design language. It will count your steps throughout the day, provide ... Read More »

Toyota HiAce, six-speed automatic transmission, 16.7% improved fuel combustion from $32,990 in Australia

PERTH: Toyota has introduces its new and updated version of Toyota HiAce van in Australia. The price of the van starts from $32,990 and company has enhanced the fuel combustion system of the van up to 16.7%. Toyota has also replace the four-speed transmission system to six-speed transmission system. This year, along with new variants in the line-up, the HiAce ... Read More »

Swatch in open challenge with Apple watch, starting price to be $349, includes NFC Bluetooth connectivity

SYDNEY: Swatch has been in an open challenge with Apple watch with its mid-priced market. The Swiss watchmaker has announced its plans to include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity in some of its future watches, Digital Spy reports. Among Swiss watchmakers, who together produce around 30 million timepieces a year, Swatch looks the most vulnerable. Although it carries premium brands like ... Read More »

Audi upgrades A6, S6 for 2015, announces price, features for Australia

SYDNEY: Audi has upgraded the A6 and S6 for 2015, with new front and rear styling, new engines and more standard features enhancing the appeal of its large sedan range. For now, the A6 family will consist of the entry-level A6 1.8 TFSI at $79,900, the 3.0 TDI quattro at $99,900, the 3.0 TDI Biturbo quattro at $124,900 and the 4.0 ... Read More »

Adobe introduces Document Cloud, a digital document management, new touch-enable version and iOS apps

MELBOURNE: Adobe is set to revolutionize the way the world works with documents, with the announcement today of Adobe Document Cloud, building on the success of its Creative and Marketing Clouds, which are radically transforming the creative and marketing professions. Adobe Document Cloud consists of a set of integrated services that use a consistent online profile and personal document hub. ... Read More »

Mazda kicks off Compact CX-3 to Australia from $19,990, AWD auto models, cruise control, Door bottle holders

SYDNEY: Mazda has unveiled all new Compact CX-3 the small SUV in Australia from starting price of $19,990. The new Compact Mazda CX-3 is available in both petrol and diesel models with AWD auto models and cruise control. Arriving with four trim grades, petrol and diesel engines, manual and auto transmissions, along with front- and all-wheel-drive layouts, the CX-3 boasts ... Read More »

Peugeot unveils $35,490 petrol auto 2008 Active, $38,990 diesel auto 3008 Active in Australia  

CANBERRA: Peugeot has unveiled its new five-seat 3008 small SUV in Australia with two different models including 3008 Active petrol auto and 3008 Active diesel auto. The prices of both the models will be $35,990 and $38,990. Revealed in late 2013, the 3008’s updates bring refreshed looks to the seven year-old SUV, along with new features and a more streamlined ... Read More »

Australian telecom industry urges govt to clarify cost of data retention before legislation

MELBOURNE: The Australian telecommunications industry has urged the Government to clarify the cost of data retention before legislation is debated in Parliament. The Government has variously indicated it will make a ‘reasonable’ or ‘substantial’ contribution to these costs — which might exceed $300 million. The eleventh-hour letter comes amidst speculation that the bill could pass as early as next week. ... Read More »

Piracy is big problem around the world, Netflix aims to fix global concern over privacy

SYDNEY: Netflix set to launch in Australia on March 24, Australian customers are being encouraged to continue to use the US version of Netflix instead of the watered down Australian service. Australian Netflix subscribers will have access to an ­initial estimated 1600 titles. Why limit your entertainment because of geolocation when you can use the UnblockUs service to gain access ... Read More »

HTC One M9 will release to Australia on March 24 to compete with Galaxy S6, iPhone 6

SYDNEY: HTC has announced that it will launch its new smartphone line up HTC One M9 to Australia on March 24. According to different sources it is said that the release date of HTC One M9 will be delayed. The new HTC One M9 will feature a brushed and polished aluminium exterior designed to resemble jewellery, a beefed-up 20-megapixel camera, ... Read More »

KCCI President concerned over limited tax base of country

KARACHI: President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra has said that even the World Bank, while highly criticizing Pakistan’s poor and futile taxation system which acts as one of the hurdle in way of enhanced production, also expressed deep concerns over limited tax base of the country as under the existing taxation system, companies ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Halo Master Chief Collection bundle available at $350, comes with digital copy

TOKYO: Microsoft latest console the Master Chief Collection bundle available at $350 which comes with a digital copy of the game. Ever since the next gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One got launched, there has been repeated criticism about one of them being more powerful. The Playstation 4 managed to deliver 900p and 1080p resolution for many games while the ... Read More »

Redditor TehPoisonOne posts long video of latest PS4 Firmware 2.50 update on PS4

LONDON: Redditor TehPoisonOne has released a very long video showing viewers what’s new and what to expect in the newest PS4 Firmware 2.50 update. The new accessibility functions seem to work really well, with a zoom function, inverted colour mode and the ability to bolden the fonts to make it easier to read. They may not seem like large improvements, ... Read More »

Redditor TehPoisonOne posts long video of latest PS4 Firmware 2.50 update on PS4

LONDON: Redditor TehPoisonOne has released a very long video showing viewers what’s new and what to expect in the newest PS4 Firmware 2.50 update. The new accessibility functions seem to work really well, with a zoom function, inverted colour mode and the ability to bolden the fonts to make it easier to read. They may not seem like large improvements, ... Read More »