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Apple removes 250 apps from App Store

LONDON: Apple has removed 250 apps from the App Store because they were secretly stealing users’ account and device identifiers to Chinese advertiser Youmi. The developers of the apps were unaware that this was happening as they were simply using Youmi’s service to display ads. It seems Apple was also not aware that this was happening because Youmi was accessing ... Read More »

Twitter opens publishing tools “Moments” for everyone

LONDON: Twitter opens access to some of the publishing tools it’s using internally for Moments, including an immersive display for Web embeds. Online publishers are about to get a lot more options for embedding tweets in their stories, with Twitter announcing a new “ecosystem” of products around embedded tweets today at its Flight developer conference. The curation side of that ... Read More »

YouTube launches U.S. premium video, music service

LONDON: YouTube is launching a U.S. premium video and music service that strips out ads as it seeks to generate more revenue from its billion-plus user base and takes aim at online streaming giants including Apple and Spotify. Starting next year the service called YouTube Red will add shows and movies from YouTube creators including Markham’s Lilly Singh in an ... Read More »

“Cloud-first” smartphone Nextbit Robin now available in India

MUMBAI: The “cloud-first” smartphone Nextbit Robin is now available for pre-order in many regions including India. The handset, which starts at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,000), will cost you another $70 (roughly Rs. 4,600) to get it shipped to India. Nextbit, a startup that boasts of veterans from Apple, Google, and HTC on its team, has given the Robin top-of-the-line hardware ... Read More »

Twitter unveils new Polls feature in coming days

LONDON: Twitter has officially unveiled its new Polls feature, with plans to bring it to iOS, Android and the desktop over the next few days. Anyone using the Twitter will now be able to gather public opinions via the microblogging service, on anything from election issues to what to name your dog, as Twitter suggests. The two-choice polls will remain ... Read More »

Honda’s self-driving car on road by 2020

TOKYO:  Honda said it would put a commercialized self-driving car on the road by 2020, challenging rivals Toyota and Nissan which are also betting on the future of autonomous vehicles. The announcement, ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show next week, comes as Japan’s auto giants step on the accelerator in a bid to race past overseas competitors on the next-generation ... Read More »

Booking opens for 2016 Range Rover Evoque in India

MUMBAI: Land Rover has opened bookings for the 2016 Range Rover Evoque in India ahead of its November 2015 launch. The 2016 Range Rover Evoque was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, and has been given a facelift and new engines as part of the upgrade. On the outside, the new Evoque gets a refreshed front ... Read More »

2016 Range Rover Evoque bookings open in India

MUMBAI: Tata owned Land Rover has opened bookings for the 2016 Range Rover Evoque SUV across all its dealerships in India. Range Rover SUV’s have been popular all over the world, especially among off-roading enthusiasts. The Rover boasts of a perfect harmony between luxury and off-roading capabilities. President of Jaguar Land Rover India (JLRIL) Rohit Suri said, “Over the years, ... Read More »

Chinese handset vendor Lenovo to launch 3 smartphones

NEW DELHI: Chinese handset vendor Lenovo will launch three smartphones exclusively for the offline retail channel during this festive season as the company seeks to improve its presence in India’s highgrowth market. “We’re now the No. 5 brand in India and are looking at improving that position as we await the third-quarter results. We’re confident of gaining 2 per cent ... Read More »

HTC One A9 looks similar to Apple’s iPhone launched

LONDON: HTC unveiled the HTC One A9, the latest addition to the company’s family of One smartphone that looks similar to Apple’s iPhone. The HTC One A9 will go on sale starting November and has been priced at $399.99 (approximately Rs. 26,000) for the unlocked version. There’s no word yet on India price and availability. US pre-orders for the HTC ... Read More »

Vodafone’s 4G services coming soon in Delhi NCR

LONDON: Telecom services provider Vodafone said it will start offering fourth generation (4G) communications service that will make surfing the web on mobile phones and tablets much faster that 3G, in Delhi NCR area by December 2015. “Key corridors of Delhi/NCR will be part of the first wave of the 4G rollout, which will be launched across the circle in ... Read More »

Sony unveils Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium in India

LONDON: Sony will launch its flagships, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, in India today. The company is holding an event in Delhi today for the same. In September, Sony revealed the Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact smartphones. However, as per reports, Sony may not launch the Z5 Compact in India this time. Both the phones are 4G ... Read More »

Alcatel Flash 2 launched in India at Rs. 9,299

MUMBAI: The Alcatel Flash 2 has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 9,299. The smartphone will go on sale via Flipkart from October 27. The smartphone, which will be sold in its Volcanic Grey colour variant, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD HD display (720×1280 screen resolution) with 5-point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen. The Alcatel Flash 2 is powered by ... Read More »

Apply removes 100 of apps from app store

LONDON: Apple has removed hundreds of apps from the App Store after they were caught secretly leaking the users personal information using a Chinese advertising company’s hidden software. Mobile security company SourceDNA detected the 256 rogue apps which it says have been downloaded 1 million times. SouceDNA says app makers themselves were ignorant of the security risk in their apps. ... Read More »

2016 TOYOTA FORTUNER launches in Australia at $47,990

SYDNEY: THE 2016 TOYOTA FORTUNER has been launched in Australia with prices starting from $47,990 (+ORC) for the Fortuner GX. Practical Motoring attended the local launch and will have first impressions of the new off-roader online soon. Stay tuned. Toyota says Australian-based engineers had a big hand in the development of its new seven-seat Fortuner with local evaluation of the ... Read More »

Panasonic launched Toughpad FZ-Y1 rugged tablet at Rs 2,40,000

PARIS: Panasonic has launched a rugged tablet in its Toughpad series called the Toughpad FZ-Y1 for Rs 2,40,000. This Windows 10 running rugged tablet is meant for broadcasters, photographers, architects and other professionals. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 houses an Intel Core i5-5300 vPro chipset which has Intel HD Graphics 5500. This is paired with 8GB of RAM. There is 256GB ... Read More »

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