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Viber Adds Video Calling for Android and Apple Devices

Viber, the VOIP service purchased earlier this year by the Japanese eCommerce company Rakuten, now has the ability to make Viber video calls on mobile. Previously, Viber users could only make video calls using the app’s desktop platform. Mobile Viber users – both iOS and Android – were limited to making voice calls and sending text messages. Now, Viber users on ... Read More »

Kickstarter Apps Go Open Source on iOS and Android to Help Startups

Kickstarter is known for giving startups the boost they need to get going. And independent developers will now get similar help by getting access to the functional programming used to create the app. Kickstarter announced recently the company had released open source iOS and Android. The announcement was made on the company’s official company blog. Kickstarter launched in 2009, but an ... Read More »

Researchers Claim to Have Bypassed iPhone, iPad Activation Lock

Researchers Claim to Have Bypassed iPhone, iPad Activation Lock Hemanth Joseph, a Kerala-based security researcher, has identified a bug running in iOS 10.1 version of Apple’s operating system that allowed him to bypass the Activation Lock on an iPad. The Activation Lock in Apple’s iPhone or iPad is hard for someone other than owner of the device to hack and ... Read More »

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 officials from Apple discussing details of the new Foreign Direct Investment ... Read More »

Zuk Edge Launch Set for December 20; New Leaked Images Appear Online

HIGHLIGHTS Zuk Edge confirmed to launch in China on Tuesday It will be Lenovo’s fourth Zuk-branded smartphone Zuk Edge expected to come sport an edge-to-edge display The much-anticipated Zuk Edge smartphone – which was expected to be unveiled last week – will be launching on Tuesday, December 20, the company has said. Zuk shared a teaser on Weibo showing the ... Read More »

Centre Asks States to Allow Mobile Towers on Government Buildings

Centre Asks States to Allow Mobile Towers on Government Buildings The central government has written to chief ministers of all states to allow mobile towers on government buildings within their jurisdiction to check the problem of ‘call drop’ plaguing mobile communication networks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. “Our ministry has written to all chief ... Read More »

Samsung’s Foldable Phones, Foodpanda Buyout, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung may launch foldable smartphones in 2017 Rocket Internet-backed Delivery Hero acquires Foodpanda Donald Trump invites tech executives to summit Samsung’s foldable smartphones coming in 2017, Foodpanda acquired by Delivery Hero, only one 2017 iPhone variant to have edge-to-edge screen, and more top news of the day in your 360 Daily tech round-up. Samsung to reportedly launch foldable phones ... Read More »

Hello Moto: A Look Back at 6 Classic Motorola Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Motorola was the first company to ship a cellphone Its biggest hit was the Moto RAZR V3 Today, Motorola is a part of Chinese electronics giant Lenovo Recently, we relived the past with Nokia’s most memorable phones of all time. Although there may be a lot of fanboys and fangirls of the Finnish brand, many have equally strong feelings ... Read More »

Jio Effect on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea; Lenovo Phab 2 and LG V20 Launch; More News This Week

Jio Effect on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea; Lenovo Phab 2 and LG V20 Launch; More News This Week HIGHLIGHTS All leading telcos now have unlimited calling plans The Lenovo Phab 2 launched this week at Rs. 11,999 The government is now offering incentives for online payments Last week, Reliance Jio announced its Happy New Year Offer, extending its fully free access ... Read More »

What Nokia Android Phones Need to Get Right to Become a Success

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia-branded smartphones to come out in 2017 HMD Global will be selling Nokia-branded phones HMD to focus on innovation combined with Nokia’s iconic attributes You probably know by now – and might even have been eagerly awaiting this – the Nokia brand is all set for a major comeback in the mobile sector in 2017. On Thursday, HMD Global ... Read More »