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Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone "XR" , "XS", "XS Max" and "Watch Series 4" are going on sale globally from Friday.

Infosys hiring 1,000 American techies in US state

BENGALURU:  Indian software major Infosys on Friday announced hiring 1,000 Americans in the Arizona state as part of its commitment to employ 10,000 Americans to bridge the IT skill gap in the US by 2023.

Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail: Report

WASHINGTON: After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts.

Samsung multi-camera phones set to spoil Chinese players' Diwali

NEW DELHI:  In February, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, changed his strategy for the Indian market once he saw Chinese players getting the upper hand on innovations in some smartphone components -- and camera was one of those.

This Alibaba robot will serve in China's hotels soon

HANGZHOU (CHINA) : China's e-tail giant Alibaba on Thursday unveiled a robot that will serve guests in the country's hotels soon.

WhatsApp phases out support for older iOS versions

SAN  FRANCISCO :  Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started phasing out support for Apple devices running iOS version 7 and older, the media reported.

Samsung set to launch A7 with 3 rear cameras, A9 with 4 rear camera system

NEW DELHI: Sending a strong signal to Chinese players who play on camera strength in the competitive Indian market, Samsung is all geared up to launch its first three rear-camera smartphone A7 this week and a massive four rear-camera device called A9 next month.

New iPhones evoke a Ferrari dream among Indian smartphone users

NEW DELHI: As Apple refreshed its luxury iPhone line-up last week, Manu Jain who is Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, tweeted: "Choose wisely -- MI (Xiaomi) or EMI".

Samsung India set to launch 2 'Galaxy J' phones this week

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to take on Chinese smartphone brands in India, Samsung is set to launch two new smartphones -- Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ -- in India this week.

Google employees resign over censored China search engine project

SAN FRANCISCO: Seven Google employees have resigned citing lack of corporate transparency after the Internet giant revealed its efforts to re-enter China through a censored search application code-named project "Dragonfly".

Google, Samsung working on advanced messaging service

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. has said it is working with Internet giant Google Inc. to offer improved messaging experiences that would allow users to engage in group chats and video calls and transfer large files without the need for additional apps.

OnePlus to launch upgraded Type-C earphones with upcoming device

BENGALURU :Chinese handset maker OnePlus on Thursday announced it would unveil an upgraded USB Type-C wired earphones for Rs 1,490 in India along with its upcoming smartphone -- OnePlus 6T -- in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Instagram rolls out new feature to help users with drug issues

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out a new "prompt feature" that would pop-up if users try to find substance abuse related recovery and treatment services or look to buy drugs illegally on the platform using certain hashtags such as "opioid", the media has reported.

Apple unveils 3 iPhones with dual SIM, impressive cameras

San Francisco : Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones -- the premium iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at an event in California late on Wednesday.

Google's 'Neighbourly' app now in 5 more Indian cities

San Francisco : Google's "Neighbourly" app, which helps users with local information like nearby shopping arcades, parks, fitness, food and tuition centres is now rolling out to Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Vizag, and Kota.

iPhone X most successful revenue generating model for Apple

San Francisco : Riding on 63 million shipments till August 2018, Apple's iPhone X is on track to be the most successful revenue and profit-generating iPhone ever, a Counterpoint Research report has said.

Facebook new AI-tool to identify offensive memes

San Francisco:In a bid to curtail offensive memes that promote hate speech, Facebook is building a novel artificial intelligence (AI) system that uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos as well as transcribe it.

This smartphone-powered ultrasound machine is cheap, portable

Toronto : Engineers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe -- no bigger than a Band-Aid -- is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

Twitter expands premium video content in Asia Pacific

New Delhi: Expanding its premium video content in Asia Pacific, Twitter on Tuesday unveiled over 50 content collaborations, bringing hundreds of hours of live stream and video highlight programming across sports, entertainment and news to the platform.

Tech Mahindra, Intel to open 5G Centre of Excellence in India, US

Bengaluru:Software major Tech Mahindra on Tuesday announced to open two 5G Centre of Excellence (CoEs) powered by Intel technology in Redmond, Washington State and Bengaluru.

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