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iOS 9 Bug Impacting ‘Hundreds of Thousands of EU Businesses’

Apple’s iOS 9 mobile operating system that started to roll out earlier this month is causing serious issues for a number of businesses. The issue is so concerning that it could hurt ‘hundreds of thousands of EU businesses.’ iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments company that allows merchants to accept card payments from Apple devices says that iOS 9 is causing ... Read More »

Meizu Pro 5 With 5.7-Inch Display, USB Type-C Support Launched

Meizu has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Pro 5, at an event on Wednesday in Beijing, China. The smartphone is part of the new Pro series of handsets, which come with Pro service and accessories. The Meizu Pro 5 will be available in two variants – 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM with 32GB storage priced at CNY 2,799 (approximately Rs. ... Read More »

LG V10 Leaked in New Image, Shows Secondary ‘Ticker’ Display

The LG V10 rumoured dual-screen smartphone has popped up online in a leaked image, ahead of its expected October 1 launch. The image showing the front-facing panel of the smartphone also gives us a glimpse of the secondary ‘auxiliary ticker display’ placed on top of the main screen of the device. The image leaked by @evleaks on Tuesday shows the ... Read More »

Chinese Sperm Bank Attracts Donors With Promise of iPhone 6s

An online advertisement urging people not to sell their kidneys but instead donate sperm to win the latest iPhone 6s has gone viral in China, media reported. “No need to sell a kidney… Shanghai sperm bank can make your iPhone 6s dream come true,” said the advertisement which has gone viral on social networking app WeChat this week, reported Global ... Read More »

Ford Ad Tries to Cast Doubt on Self-Driving Cars

The traditional automakers have a big problem. The digital revolution is coming for their business, and they appear ill-suited to win a clean fight. What do you do when you can’t win fairly? Start slinging mud. Take for example, a recent piece of sponsored content (a nice word for an advertisement) on Car and Driver . It’s brought to us ... Read More »

Google Announces September 29 Event; New Nexus Phones, Chromecast Expected

Google is sending out invites for an event on September 29 in San Francisco (kicks off 8am PDT, or 9:30pm IST), and the search engine giant is expected to launch its latest Nexus smartphones, apart from a new Chromecast dongle. Google’s Nexus smartphones for the year have been in the news for a while with numerous leaks pointibg to a ... Read More »

Ad-Blocking Apps on Apple iOS 9 Draw Blowback From Web Publishers

For years, people have longed for ways to stop advertising from popping up on their iPhones and iPads. Now, software to block ads on these gadgets has arrived – and the harsh realities of the practice are causing second thoughts. Just two days after Apple enabled ad-blocking apps through its new mobile operating system, iOS 9, users are embracing the ... Read More »

Microsoft Windows Is the Biggest Carrier of Mobile Infections: Report

Despite having a minor market share in the mobile market, Microsoft’s Windows platform is still by far the biggest carrier of mobile infections delivered via mobile networks, as per the latest report from Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Lab. The report, which took in more than 100 million devices in consideration, noted that Windows devices accounted for 80 percent of all the ... Read More »

Android One Enters Europe With BQ Aquaris A4.5

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched last year, has now entered the European market with the launch of Aquaris A4.5. Manufactured by BQ, a Spanish phone maker also known for making Ubuntu OS-based handsets, the smartphone can be purchased from the company’s Spain and Portugal websites where it is priced at EUR 169.90 and EUR 179.90 respectively. The dual-SIM ... Read More »

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 »