Month: November 2015

SAP Opens 25 Digital Literacy Centres in 12 Indian Cities

German software product firm SAP on Tuesday opened 25 national digital literacy mission centres in 12 cities across India in partnership with the IT industry’s trade body Nasscom Foundation. “The centres are meant to educate and empower citizens with IT skills through the government’s Digital India programme,” the company said in a statement here. The […]

Nokia Bid for Alcatel-Lucent Opens

An all-share offer by Finnish telecom group Nokia for its French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent will open on Wednesday, the French financial markets authority (AMF) said. If successful, the acquisition will create the world’s biggest supplier of mobile phone network equipment. “The public offer will be open from November 18 until December 23,” the authority said. Nokia’s […]

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 With 8-Inch Display, Tegra K1 SoC Launched

Nvidia’s Shield tablet was launched last year with a price tag of $299 (roughly Rs. 19,000). The company however was forced to recall some of its Shield tablets in the US after it found the battery in device can overheat, posing a possible fire hazard. The company on Tuesday has re-launched its Nvidia Shield tablet […]

Facebook Partners Airtel Africa to Launch Free Basics in 17 Countries

Telecom major Bharti Airtel and social media giant Facebook on Monday announced the launch of the Free Basics zero-rating Internet access platform across 17 African countries in phases by March 2016. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Airtel in bringing more people online. More than one billion people have access to Internet.org’s free […]

Google Photos Update Makes It Easier to ‘Free Up Space’ on Your Phone

Google Engineer John Elstone on Tuesday announced several important updates to the Google Photos service, all of which have already started rolling out to Google Photos Web and Android app users. Announced in a Google+ post, the update for Google Photos app is divided into two parts. The Google Photos for Android update brings the […]

Instagram Further Limits Third-Party Apps After Password Debacle

Instagram, following recent lapses in security, has announced changes in its API policy to prevent developers from misusing user data, and also introduces a review process. The latest changes in Instagram’s policy are aimed at improving user control over content. “We’ve updated our Platform Policy to explicitly list the use cases we will support moving […]

Samsung Puts Sticker on Galaxy Note 5 Warning Not to Insert S Pen Backwards

Following a widely reported design flaw that could potentially break the S Pen stylus for Galaxy Note 5users, Samsung has started shipping units of the smartphone with a warning sticker to inform users that they should not insert the S Pen backwards into its slot. In August, several users reported that their S Pen was […]

Facebook Activates Safety Check for Nigeria Blasts After Criticism

Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it. Facebook usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks. The social network, however, […]

4-Inch iPhone 6c to Launch Mid-2016, Apple Watch Charging Dock Due Soon

If you’re wondering what products Apple is currently working on for a release set in the next few months, reports claim you can expect a new iPhone – this one with a 4-inch display – and the Apple Watch charging dock. As has been rumoured since soon after the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple […]