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iPhone 6 gets luxury cases from By Atelier

With the new iPhone now in store, lines snaked around city blocks throughout the world as consumers hoped to get their hands on one. Meanwhile, accessory manufacturers are beginning to launch dedicated covers for the latest smartphone out of Cupertino, including By Atelier's high-end cases adorned with leather or sapphire crystal.

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.

Sony focuses on Google Glass alternative

Sony's glasses have lenses instead that are 85 % transparent and which incorporate clever hologram optic technology so that information can be directly overlaid within the wearer's direct field of vision to augment the object, point of interest or even person he or she is looking at.

11-hour wait! Apple lovers queue up for iPhone 6

Customers around the US descended upon Apple stores to get their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, that began retailing on Friday, unless they had pre-booked. The new phones hit markets in the US and eight other countries on September 19, costing $199, $299 and $399 for iPhone6. And iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299.

Microsoft debuts universal keyboard for smartphones, tablets

Arriving in stores this October, the Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard is compatible not only with Windows but also with Android and iOS.

HTC may debut Nexus 9 tablet on October 16

Google might reportedly introduce new members of the Nexus family in October and speculations are rife that HTC would debut the Nexus 9 tablet on October 16.

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus includes chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks: iFixit

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday.

New BlackBerry & Porsche Design collaboration focuses on style

The latest limited edition BlackBerry handset puts exclusivity above processor performance or internal specifications.

Samsung to release 'Note 4' on October 17

Samsung announced Thursday that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 "phablet" will be released on October 17. The Galaxy Note 4 delivers a refined Note experience, and the latest technology that consumers want in their smartphone.

Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple

Google and Apple are among internet titans intent on firming up trust shaken by revelations of massive online spying by US officials and by the recent hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts that exposed nude photos.

Intel launches two-in-one tablets in India

Chip-maker Intel on Thursday launched a two-in-one tablet in India along with e-commerce portal Snapdeal.com. The tablet comes with a convertible keypad with which it can be used as a laptop also.

Apple modifies iPhones, iPads access without user authorization

Technology giant Apple has announced a modification in its new iOS 8 operating system for mobile phones which prevents the company from accessing the devices without owner consent, a measure to hinder police snooping.

Datawind to launch Rs. 2,000 smartphone with free Internet

With an aim to double its volumes, low-cost mobile devices maker Datawind on Thursday said it will launch a Rs. 2,000 smartphone before Diwali that will come bundled with free Internet for life.

New Apple devices include default kill switch

New Apple Inc phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft.
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