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  • After making a big splash at MWC 2017, HMD Global has launched the trio of Nokia Android smartphone in India, as promised. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have been launched in India starting at Rs. 9,499 and will run on stock Android Nougat with 4G VoLTE support. The Nokia Android smartphones will also have varying launch offers like cash back for Amazon Prime members, as well as discounts on Kindle eBooks and Makemytrip.com. Starting with the Nokia 6, which is priced in India at Rs. 14,999 and will be exclusive to Amazon India. Specifications of the Nokia 6 include a Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 5.5-inch full-HD display, 3000mAh battery, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera. The smartphone will go up for registrations on Amazon from July 14. The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs. 12,899 and will also be available via offline retailers only, with pre-bookings starting on July 7. Pre-bookings will be carried out via select mobile retail channels across all major cities..

    Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Launched in India, Moto E4 Plus Unveiled, Apple’s Autonomous Car, More: Your 360 Daily

    After making a big splash at MWC 2017, HMD Global has launched the trio of Nokia Android smartphone in India, as promised. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have been launched in India starting at Rs. 9,499 and will run on stock Android Nougat with 4G VoLTE support. The Nokia Android smartphones will also have varying launch offers like cash back for Amazon Prime members, as well as discounts on Kindle eBooks and Makemytrip.com. Starting with the Nokia 6, which is priced in India at Rs. 14,999 and will be exclusive to Amazon India. Specifications of the Nokia 6 include a Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 5.5-inch full-HD display, 3000mAh battery, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera. The smartphone will go up for registrations on Amazon from July 14. The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs. 12,899 and will also be available via offline retailers only, with pre-bookings starting on July 7. Pre-bookings will be carried out via select mobile retail channels across all major cities..
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  • Apple was the largest vendor in 2016 with over $218 billion (roughly Rs. 14,05,658 crores) in IT revenue - approximately $79 billion larger than Samsung (with $139 billion or roughly Rs. 8,96,203 crores) at second spot, Gartner said on Tuesday.Google with $90.1 billion (roughly Rs. 5,81,641 crores) was third, Microsoft with $85.7 billion at fourth spot, and IBM with $77.8 billion was at fifth position when it came to IT revenue in 2016."The needs of IT buyers are shifting. CEOs are focused on growth and are more focused on realising business outcomes from their IT spend," said John-David Lovelock, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner."The 'Nexus of Forces' has been the focus of attention for many years. However, the impact of digital business is giving rise to new categories," he added.'Nexus of Forces' refers to the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information that drive new business scenarios.This is for the first time that Gartner pu..

    Apple Top IT Vendor in 2016, Followed by Samsung and Google: Gartner

    Apple was the largest vendor in 2016 with over $218 billion (roughly Rs. 14,05,658 crores) in IT revenue - approximately $79 billion larger than Samsung (with $139 billion or roughly Rs. 8,96,203 crores) at second spot, Gartner said on Tuesday.Google with $90.1 billion (roughly Rs. 5,81,641 crores) was third, Microsoft with $85.7 billion at fourth spot, and IBM with $77.8 billion was at fifth position when it came to IT revenue in 2016."The needs of IT buyers are shifting. CEOs are focused on growth and are more focused on realising business outcomes from their IT spend," said John-David Lovelock, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner."The 'Nexus of Forces' has been the focus of attention for many years. However, the impact of digital business is giving rise to new categories," he added.'Nexus of Forces' refers to the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information that drive new business scenarios.This is for the first time that Gartner pu..
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  • Apple is looking to hire a person to help its Siri assistant stay updated on all the non-traditional holidays, trending cultural happenings, and events that people might ask about.The human assistant, to be named as the "Siri Event Maven," will work with the engineers and designers working on Siri "to provide strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist," Apple was quoted as saying to 9to5mac.com, on Tuesday."We're looking for someone to help us keep Siri up to date on all the various events happening around the world," according to the job description posted by Apple.The human assistant would join the Siri team to "scour" social media for trends and happenings that Apple's voice assistant doesn't know about.The role will also work with its analytics team to "understand current behaviour" and "identify events we may have missed," Apple noted.Although Apple's Siri popularised voice assistants when it was first released on the iPhone in ..

    Apple Seeks ‘Siri Event Maven’ to Keep the Assistant Up-to-Date on Culture

    Apple is looking to hire a person to help its Siri assistant stay updated on all the non-traditional holidays, trending cultural happenings, and events that people might ask about.The human assistant, to be named as the "Siri Event Maven," will work with the engineers and designers working on Siri "to provide strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist," Apple was quoted as saying to 9to5mac.com, on Tuesday."We're looking for someone to help us keep Siri up to date on all the various events happening around the world," according to the job description posted by Apple.The human assistant would join the Siri team to "scour" social media for trends and happenings that Apple's voice assistant doesn't know about.The role will also work with its analytics team to "understand current behaviour" and "identify events we may have missed," Apple noted.Although Apple's Siri popularised voice assistants when it was first released on the iPhone in ..
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  • On the day that GST has gone into effect, Apple has announced a reduction in the maximum retail prices of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac line of computers across the board, with a few exceptions.All iPhone models have received a price cut, starting with Rs. 1,200 drop for the 32GB iPhone SE and going all the way up to a Rs. 6,600 reduction in MRP for the top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus 256GB variant.Price cuts for iPad models range from Rs. 900 to Rs. 3,900, with the newly announced iPad Pro models also receiving a reduction, even before anyone's had a chance to buy them in the country.MacBook Air prices remain unchanged, but the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models have received price drops between Rs. 5,100 and Rs. 11,800. Mac Pro, which is due to get a big revamp next year, gets a price cut as well, as do some iMac models.Once again, newly refreshed Mac models have also received price cuts even before their availability in the market.Top-end 27-inch iMac models and Mac..

    GST Effect: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch Prices in India Slashed

    On the day that GST has gone into effect, Apple has announced a reduction in the maximum retail prices of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac line of computers across the board, with a few exceptions.All iPhone models have received a price cut, starting with Rs. 1,200 drop for the 32GB iPhone SE and going all the way up to a Rs. 6,600 reduction in MRP for the top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus 256GB variant.Price cuts for iPad models range from Rs. 900 to Rs. 3,900, with the newly announced iPad Pro models also receiving a reduction, even before anyone's had a chance to buy them in the country.MacBook Air prices remain unchanged, but the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models have received price drops between Rs. 5,100 and Rs. 11,800. Mac Pro, which is due to get a big revamp next year, gets a price cut as well, as do some iMac models.Once again, newly refreshed Mac models have also received price cuts even before their availability in the market.Top-end 27-inch iMac models and Mac..
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  • Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.The launch comes just weeks after the US tech giant unveiled a Singapore branch - its first in Southeast Asia - which it expects to be among the most popular Apple stores in the world."This is an incredibly important region for Apple," the company said in a statement.Excited fans in Taiwan thronged upon the new store with its iconic glass facade and more than 100 iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches and iPods laid out for customers to try.They were greeted by cheering and applauding staff who chanted "welcome" and "Apple Taiwan",In a bid to tap into Taiwanese culture, the company also handed out red T-shirts with a Banyan Tree print inspired by artwork from local paper cutting expert Yang Shi-yi.Near the store entrance a big-screen image of Yang's work loomed over wooden chairs to replicat..

    Apple Opens Its First Store in Taiwan

    Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.The launch comes just weeks after the US tech giant unveiled a Singapore branch - its first in Southeast Asia - which it expects to be among the most popular Apple stores in the world."This is an incredibly important region for Apple," the company said in a statement.Excited fans in Taiwan thronged upon the new store with its iconic glass facade and more than 100 iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches and iPods laid out for customers to try.They were greeted by cheering and applauding staff who chanted "welcome" and "Apple Taiwan",In a bid to tap into Taiwanese culture, the company also handed out red T-shirts with a Banyan Tree print inspired by artwork from local paper cutting expert Yang Shi-yi.Near the store entrance a big-screen image of Yang's work loomed over wooden chairs to replicat..
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  • The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that US President Donald Trump said Apple has promised to expand manufacturing at home with three new US plants.The Journal quoted Trump as saying that Apple chief executive Tim Cook committed to building "three big plants," in the United States.No details were provided, and Apple did not respond to an AFP request for comment.Cook in May announced the creation of an Apple fund to get more people in the US to do "advanced manufacturing," kicking it off with a billion dollars.Apple building plants in the United States would come as rare common ground with Trump.Cook has pointed out that Apple spent more than $50 billion (roughly Rs. 3,22,155 crores) in the United States last year - buying from suppliers such as Corning Glass, working with developers behind applications for the California company's devices and more.Apple has about 80,000 employees in the US and plans to hire thousands more "in the future," according to Cook.It is a s..

    Apple CEO Promised 3 New US Plants, Says President Trump: Report

    The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that US President Donald Trump said Apple has promised to expand manufacturing at home with three new US plants.The Journal quoted Trump as saying that Apple chief executive Tim Cook committed to building "three big plants," in the United States.No details were provided, and Apple did not respond to an AFP request for comment.Cook in May announced the creation of an Apple fund to get more people in the US to do "advanced manufacturing," kicking it off with a billion dollars.Apple building plants in the United States would come as rare common ground with Trump.Cook has pointed out that Apple spent more than $50 billion (roughly Rs. 3,22,155 crores) in the United States last year - buying from suppliers such as Corning Glass, working with developers behind applications for the California company's devices and more.Apple has about 80,000 employees in the US and plans to hire thousands more "in the future," according to Cook.It is a s..
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  • Apple asked a California state court judge to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit, alleging the company acted irresponsibly by not installing safeguards on iPhones that prevent people from using them while driving, according to Law360.The suit was filed in January by MLG Automotive Law, a Newport Beach, California, firm that represents businesses and people in the automotive industry, according to Apple World Today. The lawsuit seeks to prevent Apple from continuing to sell iPhones until it installs safeguards against texting while driving.A legal filing claims Apple has had the technology to stop people from using their phones while driving since 2008, and even received a patent on it in 2014. The lawsuit alleges Apple has refused to implement this technology, and that the company is placing profits over consumer safety.In court, an Apple attorney reportedly argued that courts have consistently held the people in distracted-driving crashes responsible, not phone manufacturers..

    Blame Drivers, Not Phones, For Distracted Driving, Says Apple

    Apple asked a California state court judge to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit, alleging the company acted irresponsibly by not installing safeguards on iPhones that prevent people from using them while driving, according to Law360.The suit was filed in January by MLG Automotive Law, a Newport Beach, California, firm that represents businesses and people in the automotive industry, according to Apple World Today. The lawsuit seeks to prevent Apple from continuing to sell iPhones until it installs safeguards against texting while driving.A legal filing claims Apple has had the technology to stop people from using their phones while driving since 2008, and even received a patent on it in 2014. The lawsuit alleges Apple has refused to implement this technology, and that the company is placing profits over consumer safety.In court, an Apple attorney reportedly argued that courts have consistently held the people in distracted-driving crashes responsible, not phone manufacturers..
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  • A Broadcom chip flaw found and demoed by Exodus Intelligence's Nitay Artenstein exposed a potential critical threat to 1 billion Android and iOS smartphones. This exploit was possible due to a specific Broadcom Wi-Fi chip bug that let the hacker gain remote execution access on smartphones. Fortunately, before this could happen, Google and Apple both have fixed the bug. The Wi-Fi chip is vulnerable to a self-replicating attack, which could spread infect and spread without any user interaction.Ars Technica reports that this vulnerability was found in the BCM43xx family of Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom. Artenstein demoed a proof-of-concept attack code that took advantage of the vulnerability at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas recently. This code reportedly fills airwaves with connection requests to nearby devices, and when the request reaches the specified Wi-Fi chipsets' devices particularly; it rewrites the firmware controlling the chip. Then, the compro..

    Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Flaw Threatens 1 Billion Smartphones, Google and Apple Roll Out Fixes

    A Broadcom chip flaw found and demoed by Exodus Intelligence's Nitay Artenstein exposed a potential critical threat to 1 billion Android and iOS smartphones. This exploit was possible due to a specific Broadcom Wi-Fi chip bug that let the hacker gain remote execution access on smartphones. Fortunately, before this could happen, Google and Apple both have fixed the bug. The Wi-Fi chip is vulnerable to a self-replicating attack, which could spread infect and spread without any user interaction.Ars Technica reports that this vulnerability was found in the BCM43xx family of Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom. Artenstein demoed a proof-of-concept attack code that took advantage of the vulnerability at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas recently. This code reportedly fills airwaves with connection requests to nearby devices, and when the request reaches the specified Wi-Fi chipsets' devices particularly; it rewrites the firmware controlling the chip. Then, the compro..
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  • Apple Inc has failed in its bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it disabled the popular FaceTime video conferencing feature on older iPhones to force users to upgrade.US District Judge Lucy Koh ruled late on Friday that iPhone 4 and 4S users can pursue nationwide class action claims that Apple intentionally "broke" FaceTime to save money from routing calls through servers owned by Akamai Technologies Inc.Neither Apple nor lawyers for the plaintiffs immediately responded on Monday to requests for comment.Apple began using Akamai's servers after losing a lawsuit in 2012 in which VirnetX Holding Corp claimed that FaceTime technology infringed its patents.Testimony from a 2016 retrial in that case showed that Apple paid Akamai $50 million (roughly Rs. 320 crores) in one six-month period.The plaintiffs said Apple eventually created a cheaper alternative for its iOS 7 operating system, and in April 2014 disabled FaceTime on iOS 6 and earlier systems.Koh said the plaintiffs alleged s..

    Apple Fails to End Lawsuit Claiming It ‘Broke’ FaceTime

    Apple Inc has failed in its bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it disabled the popular FaceTime video conferencing feature on older iPhones to force users to upgrade.US District Judge Lucy Koh ruled late on Friday that iPhone 4 and 4S users can pursue nationwide class action claims that Apple intentionally "broke" FaceTime to save money from routing calls through servers owned by Akamai Technologies Inc.Neither Apple nor lawyers for the plaintiffs immediately responded on Monday to requests for comment.Apple began using Akamai's servers after losing a lawsuit in 2012 in which VirnetX Holding Corp claimed that FaceTime technology infringed its patents.Testimony from a 2016 retrial in that case showed that Apple paid Akamai $50 million (roughly Rs. 320 crores) in one six-month period.The plaintiffs said Apple eventually created a cheaper alternative for its iOS 7 operating system, and in April 2014 disabled FaceTime on iOS 6 and earlier systems.Koh said the plaintiffs alleged s..
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  • Apple has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India seeks to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components.Government officials say meeting this request would require a new policy that applies fairly to other device makers, too.The US tech giant has been in talks with Indian officials since May of last year, when CEO Tim Cook and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to set up a production base in the country that goes beyond just assembling the devices, as happens today.The two sides have been discussing a list of "prerequisites" that Apple submitted in October, including duty exemption on raw materials for manufacturing components and capital equipment for 15 years for it to make iPhones from scratch in India.The company has told the government it would be bringing in a host of these ancillary units when it sets up operations to cater to India, one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets, a top government official said.In..

    Apple Said to Seek Tax Breaks for Its iPhone Suppliers in India

    Apple has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India seeks to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components.Government officials say meeting this request would require a new policy that applies fairly to other device makers, too.The US tech giant has been in talks with Indian officials since May of last year, when CEO Tim Cook and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to set up a production base in the country that goes beyond just assembling the devices, as happens today.The two sides have been discussing a list of "prerequisites" that Apple submitted in October, including duty exemption on raw materials for manufacturing components and capital equipment for 15 years for it to make iPhones from scratch in India.The company has told the government it would be bringing in a host of these ancillary units when it sets up operations to cater to India, one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets, a top government official said.In..
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