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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Gadgets-Updates

Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on October 21: Report

Apple Inc is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct. 21, a Daily Dot report said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security

Apple Inc is making strong efforts to assuage users' fears after taking the heat in the celebrity photo leak scandal that emerged over the Labor Day weekend.

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers

Amazon.com on Wednesday expanded its array of tablets and Kindle e-readers, capping its line-up with a new flagship Fire HDX model boasting 'stunning' display and Dolby Atmos sound.

BSNL, Micromax partner to drive data usage in India

Domestic handset maker Micromax on Tuesday said it has partnered state-run telecom firm BSNL to offer free Internet access on select devices in a bid to drive data usage in the country.

Is Samsung ready with its first selfie phone?

At a time when the world is going crazy over the selfie phenomena, Samsung is rumoured to have developed its first selfie-centric smartphone.

First Ubuntu Touch smartphone due before 2015

Mozilla, with its Firefox OS, isn't the only player aiming to offer a reliable, competitive and affordable alternative to Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Ubuntu Touch, the mobile operating system developed by Canonical, will make its debut this December.

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better.

Apple sees record demand for new iPhones

Apple on Monday said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

Intex unveils 'Aqua T2' for Rs. 2,699

Homegrown handset maker Intex on Tuesday launched a new Android KitKat OS powered smartphone, Aqua T2, priced at Rs. 2,699 in the country.

Intel launches kids tablet in India

California-based chip-maker Intel and Metis Learning Tuesday launched a tablet for children aged 2-10 priced at Rs. 9,999

Apple helps iTunes users delete free U2 album

Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band.

Microsoft to hold Windows 9 event in San Francisco

Software giant Microsoft is expected to provide a technical preview of its new Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco later this month.

How smartphone batteries can last longer

At a time when scientists the world over are looking for ways to extend smartphone battery life, a new study suggests that rapid charging and draining does not damage lithium ion electrodes as much as earlier thought.

Android One launched; Google enters the low-cost smartphone game

Google launched its much-awaited sub-$100 Android One smartphones on Monday. In India, they would be available through domestic cellphone makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Prices for the Android One would start from Rs. 6,399.

TAG Heuer has plans to launch smartwatch: Report

French luxury group LVMH's watch brand TAG Heuer has plans to launch its own smartwatch, the head of its watch business told a Swiss newspaper.
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