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HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014

Gadgets-Updates

iChallenge: 'Phablet' gets in the way of Apple's new iPad

As smartphones get bigger and do more, there are fewer good reasons for people to pony up several thousands for a tablet. Users are perfectly fine using their smartphones which are getting much larger to browse the internet, play games, or scan e-mails.

Amazon launches 'Kindle Voyage' e-reader

Amazon has launched its new premium e-reader, dubbed Kindle Voyage, initially in the US only. The model stands out namely for its thin design, high-resolution screen and adaptive lighting.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Google retires Nexus 7 and 10 to make way for Nexus 9

The arrival of the latest Nexus devices is changing the face of Google's line-up. On the Play Store, the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets have disappeared just as the Nexus 9 debuted.
The same fate likely awaits the Nexus 5 smartphone on October 29, when the Nexus 6 becomes available for pre-order.

iPhone 6 bursts in man's pocket, causes second-degree burns

Apple iPhone 6 is back in controversies as US resident, Phillip Lechter, claimed that his iPhone burst in his pocket which caused second-degree burns.

Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

New big-screen iPhones help propel Apple's profit

Apple said it sold more than 39 million iPhones in the quarter, boosted by last month's launch of the large-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which hit some markets on September 19. That compared with 33.8 million in the same period a year ago.

Microsoft set to jump into smartwatch tussle: Report

Tech giant Microsoft is reportedly set to release a smartwatch of its own within weeks, joining Apple, Samsung and others in the smartwatch race.

5 action cams for the slopes

Over the past decade, the GoPro has come to be seen by many skiers and snowboarders as an essential piece of equipment. These days, however, there are plenty of alternatives that let you record your exploits on the slopes in Full HD (1080p). Here is a selection of five point-of-view action cams that can be attached to a helmet or directly to your skis or snowboard.

Philips unveils feature phone for senior citizens for Rs. 3,800

Philips Mobile on Monday launched a new feature phone for senior citizens featuring a large font size, long battery life and SOS function, priced at Rs. 3,800.

Tech, telecom firms roll out freebies for Diwali

IT and telecommunications players have rolled out out-of-the-box offers to catch the fancy of the customers this Diwali. While some are offering free festive apps, others are offering rebates on talk time and some others are offering freebies.

Apple India runs out of iPhone 6 as nation shops in festive spirit

The first batch of 55,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus units shipped to India are sold out. Prospective buyers will now have to wait for a minimum of three days before the stocks are replenished.

Cracker of a debut for new iPhone; 35k sold

Apple launched its iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus models in India to an enthusiastic response. But many buyers who had bought these phones hoping to sell them at a premium couldn’t do so as there were sufficient supplies at Apple stores.

Smartphones cut into Google profit and share price

The rise of smartphone use to access the Internet, and slowing clicks on ads, cut into profits by Google in the third quarter, the company has revealed.

Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market

Apple began selling its latest iPhone in China Friday, nearly a month after other major territories due to a licence delay by regulators, but it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung in the crucial market.
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