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BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.

Microsoft launches 'Lumia 535' in India

Microsoft Devices on Wednesday launched its first Lumia handset without the iconic Nokia brand name in India for Rs. 9,199.

Samsung unveils 'eye-tracking mouse' for people with disabilities

Samsung has recently unveiled an eye-tracking mouse, dubbed as EYECAN+, which allows people with disabilities to control their computers with a blink of an eye.

Smartphones driving web connections in Latin America

Mobile has overtaken fixed broadband as the consumers’ choice for accessing the web.

Google offering new Chromebook buyers 1TB of free cloud storage

Any US consumer who purchases one of the growing number of affordable Chrome OS notebooks between now and the end of the year will also get the extra storage -- worth $240 -- for nothing.

Sony sees 70% jump in devices revenues in three years

Japan's loss-making Sony Corp said it's targeting a near 70% jump in revenue for its electronic devices division over the next three years, even as it warned further restructuring is in store for its TV and smartphone units.

Panasonic launches Eluga I for Rs. 9,490

Panasonic India on Monday launched a new smartphone -- Eluga I -- for the Indian market at Rs. 9,490.

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

Intel, McAfee to replace PC passwords with biometric authentication system

Intel and McAfee are reportedly planning to replace computer passwords with a new biometric authentication system.

Xiaomi to invest in Indian start-ups, launches Redmi Note

World's third largest smartphone vendor Xiaomi is keen on investing in start-ups in India and is scouting for opportunities in Bangalore and Delhi-NCR as it looks to add new features and services to its products.

Apple iPad Air 2, mini 3 to be available in India from Nov 29

Pre-bookings for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have already started. Both the models will be available across Apple authorised retail stores from November 29

Apple $450 mln e-book settlement gets final court approval

A US judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study

One in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60% of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software.

US glassmaker Corning toughens Gorilla Glass for smartphone screens

US manufacturer Corning said Thursday it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance in the sector.

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

Top executives from US technology giant Apple and Chinese smartphone upstart Xiaomi traded light-hearted barbs on Thursday at a Chinese Internet conference, acknowledging the fierce competition between the rivals.
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