iPhone 8 Said to Get Range of Augmented Reality Features

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR’s game-changing potential to that of the smartphone. At … Read more

Xiaomi Unveils Smart IRCTC SMS Feature That’s Coming Soon to MIUI

Xiaomi at an event on Monday launched its newest budget smartphone, the Redmi 4A, which is touted as a revamp of the popular Redmi 1S. Apart from the new design and bumped up specifications, Xiaomi at the Redmi 4A launch event revealed that its phones in India will soon get a new smart SMS feature, … Read more

Facebook, Google, Twitter Said to Be Under EU Consumer Protection Scanner

European consumer protection authorities will ask social media companies Facebook, Alphabet Inc and Twitter to amend their terms of service within one month or possibly face fines, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The companies proposed some ways to resolve the issues and discussed them with the authorities on Thursday, the person … Read more

HTC Has an ‘Unexpected Surprise’ in Store for Monday; HTC One X10 Expected

  Taiwanese handset maker HTC has teased an announcement for Monday, where the company is expected to unveil a new smartphone. HTC Taiwan’s Facebook page has teased the announcement with an image that includes tagline saying, “Spring is coming”, and has the date mentioned. The Facebook post also has a tagline that says, “HTC will … Read more

Apple Hires Security Expert Jonathan Zdziarski

  US tech giant Apple has hired Jonathan Zdziarski, an expert on Apple and iOS security and forensics, for Security Engineering and Architecture. “I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals … Read more

Google May Release Android 7.1.2 Nougat To Nexus, Pixel Devices On April 3

Google may release the Android 7.1.2 Nougat publicly in the beginning of April for its Nexus and Google Pixel devices. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not benefit from the update. It’s been six weeks since the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta was released by Google to a few Pixel and Nexus handsets and … Read more

Is there a replacement for email?

  Like countless others, I use email daily, but it’s a love/hate relationship because of the dangers of viruses, trojans, phishing, spam etc. I think it is unreasonable to expect the average person to be able to tell a valid email from one that is dangerous. The latest problem is the incorrect identification of emails … Read more

How should I replace the failing laptop I use for watching TV and DVDs?

  We don’t have a traditional TV set at home. Instead, we watch TV programmes and DVDs on a 17in Dell Studio 17 laptop, which we plug into our Denon hi-fi system to get decent sound. My husband also uses the laptop for a desktop publishing project. Unfortunately, our Dell is nearly 10 years old. … Read more

LG, Valve Partner on VR Headset Powered by SteamVR; to Be Shown at GDC This Week

LG is trying to step up its effort to enter the virtual reality segment, which is currently being dominated by the likes of Sony, Samsung, and HTC. At this year’s Mobile World Congress, LG reiterated its interest in VR by announcing a collaboration with Valve on a SteamVR-powered headset. This is not the first time … Read more

LinkedIn Not Willing to Comply With Russian Data Law – Watchdog

LinkedIn Corp. has failed to reach an agreement with the Russian authorities to restore public access to the social networking website, the company and Russia’s communications regulator said on Tuesday. Russia blocked access to LinkedIn’s website last year after a court found the firm guilty of violating a law that requires companies holding Russian citizens’ … Read more