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Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone Corporate Leasing Plans in India

HIGHLIGHTS You can lease an iPhone for as low as Rs. 999 per month. Only corporates are eligible for the programme. As an individual, ask your company to sign up. “Own an iPhone for just Rs. 999 per month” – sounds like a fantastic deal, and it’s no surprise then that everyone has been asking how they can avail these ... Read More »

Tips and Apps for Better Mobile Phone Photography

Ask any photographer what the best camera is and you will likely receive the same answer: The one you have with you. Fortunately, most parents always have a camera with them these days in the form of their phone. Luckily, most mobile phone cameras are very good and capable of producing print-worthy images with a few quick tweaks in the ... Read More »

Intel and Microsoft Face Different Challenges in Shifts to Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s best cloud play is its Azure computing and storage suite of services. Chipmaker Intel has a less clear path to growth for its cloud operations. Intel may suffer as big data-centre makers increasingly design their own. Financial results from Microsoft Corp and Intel Corp this week brought into sharp relief the challenges the onetime PC partners face as ... Read More »

New Mobiles, Opera’s Free VPN, 3D-Printed Rockets, and More News This Week

It’s been a big week for news, not just in terms of launches, but in developments across the board. We had a number of big developments in India in terms of telecom, and there were also some exciting scientific studies and reports. Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 is confirmed to launch in India soon. Another launch this week was the Rs. 6,999 ... Read More »

China’s Crowded Smartphone Market Heads for an Epic Shakeout

HIGHLIGHTS Smartphones no longer are novelties in China. The smartphone industry changed more quickly and brutally than expected. As smaller manufacturers are winnowed, bigger ones are expanding their share. The startup Dakele looked pretty smart when it released a phone in China four years ago. The market was doubling annually, and the company put brand-name components inside a device that ... Read More »

Panic Buttons on Cellphones a Must. What This Means for You.

HIGHLIGHTS New rules in India for panic buttons, inbuilt GPS on all cellphones. Press 5 or 9 to trigger alert, but unclear who will receive this alarm. GPS requirement could raise prices, smartphone launches could be delayed. To help protect women, every cellphone sold in India from next year onwards will have to feature “a panic button” configured to the ... Read More »

Encryption Row Spotlights Fears on Security, Privacy

HIGHLIGHTS The weeks-long showdown between the FBI and Apple ended last month. Snowden stoked fears of electronic surveillance to become pervasive. Recently WhatsApp had implemented end to end encryption in its app too. Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers? ... Read More »

As iPhone Sales Slump, Apple Bets on Services From Apps to Music

HIGHLIGHTS Apple faces an uphill battle in services which is rife with competition. Services promise a recurring revenue stream, unlike hardware sales. Pushing services in China may be challenging due to regulatory concerns. Apple Inc’s first-ever drop in quarterly iPhone sales has spurred Chief Executive Tim Cook to turn the spotlight on prospects for its services business, but the field ... Read More »

As Tide Turns Against Chip Industry, Samsung Forges Ahead of Rivals

Gloom may be settling over much of the world’s semiconductor industry but Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to cope better than most due to its strong technological edge, enabling it to boost market share for some key products and possibly even lift revenue. A plunge in PC sales and slower growth for smartphones globally has hit the sector hard, ... Read More »

Samsung Angles for Spot at heart of related lifestyles

South Korean consumer electronics massive Samsung on Thursday wooed app makers because it pursued a vision of being on the heart of lifestyles in a hyper-linked international. “Coding is the important thing to the destiny,” Samsung Electronics cell communications commercial enterprise president Dongjin Koh said on the organisation‘s annual developers convention right here. “software is anywhere.” Samsung executives depicted a ... Read More »