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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Gadgets-Updates

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.

Is HTC planning an action cam?

HTC has sent out media invites to a special event on October 8 and, until now, the consensus has been that the company would be unveiling a new tablet. However, according to Bloomberg, HTC has been developing a a waterproof camera aimed at extreme sports fans.

Apple brings voice messages back in vogue with iOS 8

The old Push-To-Talk feature that enabled users to send voice messages is now set to make a comeback with Apple introducing the feature in its iOS 8, a report said.

Philips intros first Lightning-compatible headphones

Philips announced the first-ever audio headset equipped with Apple's proprietary Lightning connector, which is found on the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.

Top trends at IFA 2014, Europe's biggest gadget fair

From smartwatches to "phablets" to precision robot vacuum cleaners, Europe's IFA consumer electronics show showcased the latest in gadget wizardry.

6 billion smartphones in use by 2020

By the end of the decade, there will be 9 billion mobile connections across the globe. And while 3 billion will be data terminals, dongles, routers and feature phones, the other two thirds will be smartphone handsets, according to the GSMA.

Intex launches 'Aqua 4X' at Rs. 2,999

Computer peripherals player Intex Technologies on Thursday launched a smartphone priced at Rs. 2,999.
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