Technology

Apple acquires iOS automation tool 'Workflow'

Punjab News Express
SAN FRANCISCO : US tech giant Apple has acquireed 'Workflow,' a popular iOS tool that allows users combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes, media reported on Friday.

iPhone 6s named best-selling smartphone of 2016

Punjab News Express
LONDON : Apple's iPhone 6s has topped the list of best-selling smartphones in 2016, according to financial services company IHS Markit.

India first to get weather alert technology sans internet

Punjab News Express
BENGALURU : 
 In a bid to connect people in areas with lower connectivity and data availability, IBM and The Weather Company, owned by IBM Business, on Monday launched the country's first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather alerts without internet.

Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite smartphone in India

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday launched Note 5 Lite smartphone in India that comes with fingerprint sensor.

Researchers turn waste tomatoes into tires

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Tires of the future could come from the farm as much as the factory as researchers have found a way to turn waste tomato peels and eggshells into sustainable rubber.

Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC

Punjab News Express
BARCELONA : Seventeen years after its debut, the much-awaited Nokia 3310 has been relaunched in an all new revamped look featuring a colour screen at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) here.

LG launches India's first smartphone with panic button '112'

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: In line with the government's initiative to make the "Panic Button" service on mobile phones mandatory from March 2017, South Korean electronics conglomerate LG on Wednesday launched "K10 2017" smartphone that comes with the panic button service "112".

Microsoft launches 'Made for India' Skype Lite app

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI: Microsoft on Wednesday launched Skype Lite, an exclusive "Made for India" app to provide seamless experience in messaging, audio and video calling even at lower bandwidths.

Mars had water in recent past: Study

Punjab News Express
LONDON : Researchers have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley near Mars' equator that appears to have been flooded by water in the not-too-distant past.

iPhone 8 to feature wireless charging

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Apple's upcoming iPhone is set to come with wireless charging which will enavle users to charge the phone without having to plug it in.

Disruption of TV signals, mobiles may help predict earthquakes

Punjab News Express/Arun Bapat
NEW DELHI : A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Uttarakhand on the night of February 6. As usual, there was the news rush -- breaking news, specialists' comments and the like. But the earthquake news was somewhat eclipsed by the current charged election environment.

Facebook Safety Check will now aid you in emergencies

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Social media giant Facebook has announced an update to Safety Check, called Community Help, that lets people find and give help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis.

Samsung Pay in India soon

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : South Korean tech giant Samsung is planning to launch its mobile payment wallet in India in the first half of 2017, media reports said.

Facebook celebrates 13th birthday with new products

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : On its 13th birthday on Friday -- and calling it "Friends Day" -- Facebook is launching new products to encourage people to connect with their friends.

Soon track your friends in real-time on WhatsApp: Report

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a feature that will track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time.

Samsung blames batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Punjab News Express
SEOUL : Samsung Electronics on Monday said its months-long probe into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has established that faulty batteries were the main problem, not the device's hardware design or software.

Samsung launches new smartphone Powerhouse with 6GB RAM, 16MP Front and Back Camera

Punjab News Express/Kulbir Singh Kalsi
CHANDIGARH: Samsung India today announced the launch of its all new smartphone powerhouse, the Galaxy C9 Pro. The all metal unibody smartphone is loaded with powerful features and is designed for consumers who demand more from their smartphone.

Apple to offer up to 32GB of RAM in 2017 MacBook Pro

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Aiming to cater to the needs of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer up to 32GB of "potentially desktop-class" RAM in its high-end MacBook Pro models in 2017 and 16GB of RAM in its 12-inch MacBook.

MobiKwik launches app in 5 regional languages

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Domestic mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Thursday launched five more regional language versions of its mobile app for its users.

Apple bans app that tracks lost AirPod

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : "Finder for Airpods", an app that helped people track lost AirPod ear pieces has been banned by Apple.

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