Technology

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers.

Facebook testing paid news model in Instant Articles

Facebook is finally testing a paywall in its Instant Articles feature -- beginning with Android and not iOS devices -- in partnership with a small group of publishers across the US and Europe.

Apple Watch app notification saves US man's life

A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs and alerted him to get medical attention.

Google introduces physical security key

In order to protect journalists, business leaders and member of political campaign teams at higher risk of being targetted by hackers, Google has rolled out an Advanced Protection Programme.

WhatsApp empowers women, kids with 'Live Location' feature

SAN FRANCISCO:  In a move that will help women and kids connect with their families and friends as they travel, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced 'Live Location' feature.

India to have 530mn smartphone users in 2018: Study

SAN FRANCISCO:  With a rise in smartphone ownership globally, China will have highest number of smartphone users, 1.3 billion, in 2018, followed by India with 530 million users.

Bharti Airtel acquires Tatas' telecom business on debt and cash-free terms

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel and Tata on Thursday announced that they have entered into an understanding to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited (TTML) into Bharti Airtel.

Facebook, Instagram back after brief global outage

LONDON: The services of Facebook and Instagram were restored after the social media platforms went down reportedly due to a global connection problem with Europe and North America, the worst affected by the fault.

Airtel, Karbonn Mobiles tie up to offer 4G smartphones

 Bharti Airtel and Karbonn Mobiles on Wednesday announced their partnership to bring affordable 4G smartphones to the market, effectively at the price of a feature phone, a joint statement said here.

WhatsApp flaw lets hackers know when you fall asleep

Your Whatsapp online status can help hackers figure out who you are talking to and when you go to sleep owing to a flaw in the micro-blogging platform, a software engineer has claimed.

Apple, Spielberg to reboot 'Amazing Stories'

 After scrapping a deal with the Weinstein Company for a Elvis Presley biopic series, Apple has reportedly struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series "Amazing Stories," earmarking $5 million per episode.

Acer Unveils India’s First Convertible Gaming Notebook: Acer Nitro 5 Spin

CHANDIGARH:  Acer, one of the world’s leading gaming PC makers brings in another performer to its Nitro gaming series by introducing the Nitro 5 spin convertible gaming laptopin India. Equipped with the new, powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 processors, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics and blazing-fast GDDR5 VRAM, Acer Nitro 5 Spin delivers the performance needed for gaming anywhere, anytime.

Chinese smartphone addict goes blind after 24-hr gaming binge

A 21-year-old Chinese woman has been rendered partially blind after playing video game on her smartphone for 24 hours, the media reported.

Snapchat outage hits users globally

Millions of users across the world, especially in Europe and the US were left snapped when the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat crashed globally for several hours.

Apple terminates Weinstein-produced Elvis Presley series

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has scrapped a deal with Weinstein Company for a Elvis Presley biopic series after producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from the company he co-founded.

Windows phones dead, Microsoft finally admits

SAN FRANCISCO: After struggling to sell Windows smartphones for quite some time as Google's Android and Apple iOS Operating Systems (OS) surged way ahead, Microsoft has finally admitted that the software giant will no longer develop new features or hardware for Windows 10 mobiles.

Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

MUMBAI: Not just fiscal policy support but a structural one is needed to ease the massive debt burden which is "slowly strangulating" the telecom sector, opined experts.

Apple's iCloud infrastructure executive leaves

Signalling Apple's plans to reduce dependency on external Cloud services, the company's executive Eric Billingsley, who was in charge of operating infrastructure for iCloud services, including the iCloud Drive document storage service, has left the company.

Apple 'looking into' iPhone 8 batteries swelling

SAN FRANCISCO: In what reminds us about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year, there have been at least half a dozen cases where batteries of newly-launched Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are swelling and phones are being left split-apart.

Rs 17,999 'Honor 9i' to cost more when rolled out in other countries

Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched "Honor 9i" smartphone with four cameras and bezel-less display in India for Rs 17,999 but it would cost more in other countries, a top company executive has said.

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