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Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 Now Available Without Registration

Micromax on Friday announced that its Canvas Xpress 2 smartphone, which was launched in a flash sale model on Flipkart in July, will now be available in open sale. The domestic handset maker confirmed that the handset will continue to be available via Flipkart. (Also see: Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 Review: Priced to Kill) An open sale for the Micromax ... Read More »

Comcast Agrees to Pay $33 Million in California Privacy Breach

Cable operator Comcast has settled with California authorities and agreed to pay $33 million (roughly Rs. 218 crores) for accidentally publishing the names, phone numbers and addresses of about 75,000 people who paid to keep the information private. Of the total, $25 million (roughly Rs. 165 crores) will go to state agencies. Each customer affected will receive $100 (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

LG Class Metal-Clad Smartphone Leaked in Live Images

LG earlier this week teased a smartphone launch for Monday with an image showing the back of a metal-clad smartphone. Alongside, a report of a device codenamed LG H740 being listed on benchmarks hit the Web, while another publication tipped the LG H740 and handset LG is launching on Monday are one and the same a mid-range phablet called LG ... Read More »

Microsoft Working to Fix Phones Broken by Windows 10 Mobile Update

Microsoft has acknowledged that a recent Windows 10 Mobile preview build broke several Windows Phone handsets – specifically those handsets not supported by the update. The company’s Windows chief Gabe Aul has said that Microsoft is working on repair options to bring back life to the affected handsets. A glitch in the latest Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 allowed several ... Read More »

Arms Firms Do Business With New Buyers as Cyber Fears Grow

A broadening wave of cyber-attacks is drumming up new clients for defence companies as anxiety about the loss of sensitive data spreads from military chiefs to company bosses. Banks, utilities and media groups are the new customers of defence companies who are generating a growing proportion of their revenues from cyber-security, helping to offset lower spending by Western governments on ... Read More »

Microsoft Targeting SMBs in Punjab, Haryana for Cloud Services

Tech giant Microsoft India on Wednesday said it is targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Punjab and Haryana by offering them cloud-based solutions at cheaper rates. “Our solutions are developed to address SMBs needs and Punjab and Haryana have strong pool of businesses, which can benefit from cloud solutions Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online. We are working closely ... Read More »

iPhone 6s Sports 1.8GHz Dual-Core Apple A9 SoC in Certification Listing

Apple, unlike Android smartphone manufacturers, doesn’t reveal full hardware specifications of its new smartphones and tablets. While the company would tell you how much faster its new devices are compared to the previous generation, it doesn’t reveal the exact configuration of its new iPhone and iPad model. Thanks to Chinese certification website Tenaa however, we have some details about the ... Read More »

Optical Fibre Laid in 68,000 Village Panchayats: Telecom Minister

The government has laid down 90,000 kms of optical fibre network for high speed broadband connection, covering about 68,000 village panchayats till date, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. “We are connecting about 2.5 lakh village panchayats. We have made it BharatNet. Only 2,000 kms (of OFC) was laid under the previous government. “In last 14 months, we have ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 2 Variant With 4GB RAM, 16GB Inbuilt Storage Launched

Asus has launched multiple variants of its ZenFone 2 smartphone in India and some other select markets. The Taiwanese company has now revealed a new variant of the ZenFone 2 in the US featuring 4GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, priced at $229 (approximately Rs. 15,000). Previously, Asus launched two ZenFone variants priced at $199 (approximately Rs. 13,000) ... Read More »