Friday, January 25, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 image "leaked" online/Sony fined in UK over PlayStation cyber attack

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 imageNews PictureExcited about Samsung's upcoming rival to Apple iPad mini? Now you can also get a glance at the rumoured device. An image of the yet-to-be-unveiled tablet has been leaked online.

The photo has been tweeted by a user with Twitter handle @Cl..more Sony fined in UK over PlayStation cyber attackNews Picture British regulators fined Sony 250,000 pounds ($396,100) on Thursday for having insufficient security measures to prevent a cyber attack on its PlayStation Network. 

The attack in April 2011 targeted credit card information through So..more Google announces redesigned, faster image searchNews PictureSearch giant Google has revamped its image search feature. In a blog post, company's associate product manager, Hongyi Li, said that based on feedback from both users and webmasters, the company has redesigned Google Images. 
The revamped Google..more RIM to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10News PictureBlackBerry maker Research In Motion will launch BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, its latest smartphone management tool for organisations, in India as part of its first phase of the global launch in 20 countries. The high-end enterprise mobility mana..more Nokia Q4: Lumia leads comebackNews PictureStruggling Nokia turned a net profit of (euro) 202 million ($270 million) in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $1 billion a year earlier, but revenue fell 20 per cent as it failed to make gains in the fiercely competitive smartphone market...more 

Shahzad Afzal


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

7 CES announcements IT pros should know about

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7 CES announcements IT pros should know about

01.22.2013 11:51 AM

With the International CES in the rear-view mirror, look ahead for this tech from the show to affect what your workers use this year.

Nintendo promises all its game hits for the Wii Ueventually

01.23.2013 11:10 AM

Nintendo announced Wednesday that its working on a new 3D Mario game for the Wii U, along with new versions of The Legend of Zelda and Mario Kart.


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Western Digital acquires Arkeia to boost SMB storage offering

01.22.2013 12:20 PM

Western Digital has acquired data protection company Arkeia Software as it looks to address growing storage demands among small and medium-size companies.

Experts prod Oracle to fix broken Java security

01.22.2013 12:35 PM

Beset by some very public vulnerabilities in Java, and apparently unable to properly patch those bugs, Oracle must dramatically step up its security game, experts said.

Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages

01.22.2013 1:00 PM

Users who signed into third-party Web or mobile applications using their Twitter accounts might have given those applications access to their Twitter private "direct" messages without knowing it, according to Cesar Cerrudo, the chief technology officer of security consultancy firm IOActive.

Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups begin

01.22.2013 1:35 PM

Bethesda Softworks wants to find gamers to participate in a closed beta for The Elder Scrolls Online, the upcoming massive multiplayer version of the popular RPG series.

The pros and cons of an Apple-Intel divorce

01.22.2013 2:00 PM

There's no need for an OS X-iOS merger, but Apple could ditch Intel in its Macs -- or adopt Intel in the iPhone and iPad

Microsoft-Dell partnership: A match made in heaven

01.22.2013 2:21 PM

Microsoft is reportedly offering to take a significant stake in helping take Dell private. A partnership would benefit both companies.

Review: Freebie Multi-Process Killer does exactly what you'd expect

01.22.2013 2:41 PM

Multi-Process Killer makes ending multiple processes simultaneously a breeze. Knowing which processes to kill is the hard part.

Processor market to get boost from smartphones, tablets

01.22.2013 4:00 PM

Tablets and smartphones will give a much-needed boost this year to the worldwide microprocessor market, which is undergoing a fundamental change with a shift to low-power processors used in energy-efficient devices, research firm IC Insights said.

Google's fourth-quarter revenue jumps 36 percent

01.22.2013 4:15 PM

Google's fourth-quarter revenue was up 36 percent from the previous year, thanks to continued growth in its advertising business.

AMD revenue falls as financial struggles continue

01.22.2013 4:15 PM

Advanced Micro Devices' financial struggles continued in the fourth quarter, with revenue sinking 32 percent due to slow chip sales and charges tied to restructuring and inventory adjustments.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Orange says has it has forced Google to pay for traffic/Acer launches Google Nexus 7 rival Iconia B1 at Rs 7,999.

Orange says has it has forced Google to pay for traffic
News PictureThe Head of the Orange said on Wednesday it had been able to impose a deal on Google for generating vast amounts of traffic on its telecoms networks. 

Orange CEO Stephane Richard said on France's BFMBusin..more
Acer launches Google Nexus 7 rival Iconia B1 at Rs 7,999
News Picture Acer today announced the launch of Iconia B1, its 7-inch tablet unveiled at CES 2013, in India. This device is touted as a GoogleNexus 7 rival and costs Rs 7,999 in the country, thus stepping into the territory captured by Microm..more
Aaron Swartz's suicide: Computer crimes statute blamed
News PictureAs funeral services were held for internet activist Aaron Swartz, the debate intensified over what some called a "draconian" US computer crime law used by allegedly overzealous prosecutors.

An online petition calling for the..more
Facebook rolls out friends-based search product to take on Google
News PictureFacebook Inc took the wraps off a new search tool on Tuesday that lets people trawl their network of friends to find everything from restaurants to movie recommendations, an improvement that's likely to increase competition with review websites ..more
Facebook's new search feature will reveal only 'shared' results
News Picture Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerbergsaid on Tuesday the No. 1 social network's new search fea
ture will initially focus on helping users sort through photographs, people, places and other content that has been shared with them.&..more

Shahzad Afzal


Monday, January 14, 2013

See, how smart your TV has become/ Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw shortly

See, how smart your TV has become
News PictureIn the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision of TV manufacturers as they show off..more
Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw ‘shortly‘
News PictureOracle Corp said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the US Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program in web browsers because criminal hackers are exploiting a security ..more
Google‘s ultrafast Internet draws startups to Kansas City
News Picture: Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kansas, from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entrepreneurs are working on their ideas for the next high-tech startup, tapping Google Inc.'s new superfast Internet connectio..more
Samsung’s Galaxy Camera: Our Secret Star of CES                             
News PictureCES isn't short of product launches, and if you want to keep up you need the right tools. For 2013, the SlashGear team tried out a new workflow: carrying Samsung's Galaxy Camera and doing as much of our uploading of photos and video wirel..more
What Nokia‘s improved performance indicates
News PictureNokia's stronger-than-expected quarterly results mean the mobile phone maker now has breathing space and better options to help it claw back a place alongside Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market.
The Finnish handset maker, whose fall from..more

Shahzad Afzal


Monday, January 7, 2013

US fiscal cliff: How it will hurt IT companies/ Apple App Store blasts through 40 billion downloads

US fiscal cliff: How it will hurt IT companies
News PictureWarning to investors: major UStechnology companies could miss estimates for fourth-quarter earnings as "fiscal cliff" worries likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month and refrain from spending all of their 20..more
Apple App Store blasts through 40 billion downloads
News PictureApple has seen over 40 billion downloads from the App Store, with over 500m active accounts the Cupertino company claims, and nearly half of that 40bn figure being grabbed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in 2012. The huge milestone culminated in a r..more
Samsung sells 500 handsets per minute, set for record Q4 profit
News Picture Samsung Electronics, the world leader in mobiles and memory chips, likely earned a quarterly profit of $8.1 billion, as it sold close to 500 handsets every minute and as demand picked up for the flat screens it makes for mobile devices, includi..more
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Promises 10Gbps Data Transfers, Coming in 2014
News PictureThe trade organization behind the USB 3.0 specification has announced a new upgraded spec that promises higher data speeds over backwards compatible connections. The new spec enhanced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 spec should deliver a 10 Gbps data rate -- th..more
Plastic Logic and Intel team on PaperTab to finally undermine trees
News PicturePlastic Logic, Intel, and Queen's University have revealed a new tablet using a flexible plastic display, the PaperTab, with a 10.7-inch near-indestructible display and a Core i5 processor. The PaperTab, part of Canadian university Queen&r..more

Shahzad Afzal


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV coming in May 2014, pic leaked/ Infosys denies report of firing 5,000 staff

Samsung Galaxy S IV ‘coming’ in May 2014, pic leaked
News PictureSeems, Samsung is again readying a big launch for the month of May. The company which unveiled its flagship smartphone Galaxy S3 in May last year, is reportedly launching its successor Samsung Galaxy S IV in May 2013. 
Infosys denies report of firing 5,000 staff
News PictureTech giant Infosys said a newspaper report it was planning to fire up to 5,000 poorly performing workers was "wrong", although it encourages "chronic under-performers" to leave as part of its staff management.

Videocon launches 10-inch tablet VT 10
News Picture Videocon Mobile Phones, part of the diversified Videocon Group, has launched a 10.1-inch tablet, VT10. 

Videocon VT10 runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core pro..more
IBM India appoints Vanitha Narayanan as MD
News Picture IBM said it has appointed Vanitha Narayanan as the Managing Director of its India operations with immediate effect. 

She takes over from Shanker Annaswamy who will continue to remain in IBM as the Senior Adviser t..more
Google maps New Year‘s resolutions around the world
News Picture Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013. 

By yesterday, a resolutions section at the CaliforniaInternet gian..more

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