Apple Said to Hold Talks With Government About Retail Stores in India
Apple Inc officials on Tuesday met Commerce Ministry top brass amid its plans to open stores in India without initially having to source components locally. According to sources, the meeting chaired by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek lasted for almost an hour with senior... Read more
Apple Music Now Has 20 Million Subscribers; Attracts 3 Million People in 3 Months
At the iPhone keynote in September, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue noted that Apple Music had garnered 17 million subscribers since launch. Now, Apple has confirmed subscriber numbers have gone up to 20 million. This 3 million increase has happened in just three... Read more
Amazon Rebrands Gift Card Balance as ‘Amazon Pay’ Balance, Touts Faster Checkout
Amazon has quietly made a change on Wednesday where it rebranded its Gift Card balance as Amazon Pay, which the company is touting as the fastest way to pay. It’s essentially the same as gift card balance – and unlike wallets, there are no limits on how much you can transact... Read more
Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Not Have 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Home Button, Say Reports
Samsung Galaxy S8 may be part of the joining the list of smartphones that have abandoned the 3.5mm headphone jack, if a new report is to be believed. The South Korean giant will reportedly remove the audio jack from the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8. Another report separately claims... Read more
Demonitisation: Domestic handset makers ask government to allow use of old currency notes
Indian handset makers have asked the government to allow consumers to buy mobile phones with the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for a month, as the industry faces a 50% drop in daily revenue that translates to Rs 175-200 crore. In a proposal sent to the telecom,... Read more
New Google Pixel bug distorts screenshots sent from iPhone 7 Plus
Google’s Pixel series of smartphones have charmed their way into the Indian premium smartphone market with a 10% share as per research firm Counterpoint. However, it seems that the ‘charm’ is about to run out of steam. According to a few user reports, the handset seems to encounter bug... Read more
Cyber Monday 2016: Retailers threatening biggest online sale of the year in the US
Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year, but stores are releasing internet deals earlier, stretching them through the week, as well as making them available in stores. Shopperslooking for discounts... Read more
Android app support comes to more Google Chromebooks
At the time of Google IO in May this year it was confirmed that the search giant will be bringing its millions of Android apps to Chromebooks. While several Chromebook laptops have got this ability recently, with the latest developer channel update, more Chromebooks are joining the bandwagon. As... Read more
Lenovo Miix 520 Leaked, a New 2-in-1 Tipped to Take on Microsoft Surface Pro 4
After Microsoft launched its new Surface lineup at its October 27 event, Lenovo can be seen upping the game with its own 2-in-1 offerings. The Chinese tech company launched an improved Miix 510 in August and now it seems Lenovo is bringing a new 2-in-1 to its Miix range.... Read more
Eve V Crowdfunded Windows 10 Tablet Reportedly Has Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Attention
Even though Microsoft’s Surface tablets are considered to be one of the best in their class, there is a new hybrid tablet that has peaked the curiosity of Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Eve V, a Windows 10-powered tablet, was developed with the inputs provided by user community created by... Read more