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Apple releases new tool to remove U2's songs

AppleLondon, Sep 16 - Apple has released a tool to delete U2's new album Songs of Innocence from the users' iTunes account six days after the company started giving away the music for free.

Some users complained about automatic download of songs from U2's album to their devices.

According to the BBC, Apple's new tool to delete offers a one-click removal button.

U2 band members earlier offered their new album 'Songs of Innocence,' for free to 500 million users of Apple's iTunes.

U2 had collaborated with Apple in the past, however, the terms of the deal for the iTunes release are not known. (ANI)

Windows 9 to be laucnhed on September 30

Microsoft-Windows-9Houston - 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.

The event, billed as a chance to "hear about what's next for Windows and the enterprise", will be held on September 30.

The company yesterday sent out invitations for the event which experts say will talk in broad strokes about features aimed at corporate users for the next version of Windows, which people are informally calling "Windows 9".

iPhone 6 to come with 'one-handed' mode

iPhone 6 to come with 'one-handed' modeWashington, Sep 5 - The most anticipated smartphone, the iPhone 6 is likely to include a one-handed mode, which would tailor the interface for use with a single hand, allowing better control over the larger device.

According to reports, the iPhone 6 would come in two different sizes - one with 4.7 inch display and another (rumored to be named iPhone 6L) with 5.5 inch display.

The single hand mode is a new feature and would definitely attract customers.

However, the iPhone 6 is expected to come out on Sep 9. (ANI)

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big betsSan Francisco - Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.

Page's vision is that Google's products and services will become the control center of people's lives: The company's driverless cars will chauffeur people around safer roads and deliver goods within hours of an online order.

Karbonn launches two entry-level smartphones

Karbonn launches two entry-level smartphonesNew Delhi - Domestic handset player Karbonn has launched two entry-level smartphones--Karbonn A1+ Super and Karbonn A5 Turbo in the very affordable range.

The Android KitKat operating system phones have been priced at Rs 3,490 and Rs 3,290.

The devices come with Android 4.4 KitKat, 3 megapixel camera, dual SIM support and 8.9 cm touch screen.

Both phones feature 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480 pixels) displays. Karbonn A1+ Super is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor while the Karbonn A5 Turbo packs a 1GHz processor.

LinkedIn set to buy business marketing company 'Bizo'

LinkedInWashington, July 23 - LinkedIn is all set to buy Bizo, a company that makes technology for display and social advertising focused on business customers, for around 175 million dollars.

LinkedIn said on Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase Bizo to bolster its advertising offerings.

The company said that it will pay about 175 million dollars for Bizo, a company that makes technology for display and social advertising focused on business customers.

LinkedIn said the company's technology will help to bolster its existing advertising division, which pulled in 101.8 million dollars under its 'marketing solutions' group last quarter.

Xiaomi to make India debut with Mi3 smartphone launch today

XiaomiNew Delhi - Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, touted as the 'Apple' of China, will make its debut on Flipkart today.

The company is expected to launch the Mi3 at an event today. It is also expected to launch two other smartphones. While it is reported that Mi3 will be priced at Rs 14,999, nothing is confirmed about its other two smartphones. The Mi3 will be up for pre-order from today onwards.

Xiaomi had launched its official website in India earlier last month, announcing its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks.

Oracle nears $5 bn deal for Micros Systems: Report

OracleOracle Corp is likely to buy Micros Systems in a USD5 billion deal, expected to be announced as early as Monday morning, an international newspaper has reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

The takeover would value Micros at more than USD67 a share, the newspaper said.

Micros Systems makes point-of-sale hardware and software for restaurants and hotels. Oracle has been rolling out its own cloud-based products and acquiring smaller cloud companies such as marketing software maker Responsys Inc.

The deal, if confirmed, would be Oracle`s largest acquisition since it bought Sun Microsystems for USD5.6 billion in 2009.

Apple users can now respond to notifications without switching apps

Apple users can now respond to notifications without switching appsWashington, June 3 : Apple has reportedly introduced 'actionable notifications' which would allow users to respond to notifications without even switching apps, in its Worldwide Developers Conference.

The new feature would allow users to tap or drag down on a banner or lockscreen alert, and users can type a reply, confirm a contact request, Like or comment on a Facebook photo one is tagged in, and more without switching apps, The Verge reported.

Apple showcased the new feature in its Worldwide Developers Conference.

Lenovo records 29% jump in full year earnings

Lenovo records 29% jump in full year earningsWashington, May 22 : The world's biggest computer maker Lenovo has jumped 29 percent in its full-year earnings, bagging a net profit of 817 million dollars.

According to The BBC, the company sold 55 million PCs during the year, extending its global market share to 17.7 percent, when the overall industry saw an 8 percent fall in PC sales.

In addition to PCs, Lenovo also sold nearly 50 million smartphones and around 9.2 million tablets.

Motorola set to launch Moto E in India, today

Motorola set to launch Moto E in India, todayWashington, May 13 : After the huge success of Moto G, the company is set to introduce another low budget smartphone called Moto E in London and New Delhi.

According to PC World, the Moto E is expected to have a 4.3-inch screen, a dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of internal storage, 1 GB RAM, priced at under 150 dollars.

However, Motorola's new addition will raise the competition of the low-budget phones. (ANI)

Google executive explains Android to Apple vs. Samsung jury

Google executive explains Android to Apple vs. Samsung juryIn a bid to prove that Samsung devices didn't copy Apple products, the South Korea-based smartphone maker on Friday brought up an Android executive in the ongoing patent trial to verify that certain controversial features were created by Google, and not Apple.

Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of Android Engineering, explained Android to the Apple vs. Samsung jury in California. He spent a good deal of time explaining the differences between Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Researcher finds Chrome bug that can allow hackers to snoop on conversations

Researcher finds Chrome bug that can allow hackers to snoop on conversationsAn Israel-based researcher claimed to have uncovered a security hole/ vulnerability in Google Chrome web browser that can reportedly allow an attacker to snoop on the targeted person's conversations.

Guy Aharonovsky said that the security hole could allow a hacker to listen in on someone, even if the targeted person turns access to their microphone in the Chrome settings off. He added that he discovered the hole in Chrome while experimenting with a voice recognition feature of the browser.

Lenovo appoints Ranbir Kapoor as brand ambassador for smartphones

Lenovo appoints Ranbir Kapoor as brand ambassador for smartphonesChinese electronics gaint, Lenovo has said that it has appointed Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its new range of smartphones in the Indian market.

The actor will endorse the company's new smartphones and will he will now feature in various television and online commercials of the company in the country. The actor endorced the company's tablet computers and PCs.

Google Chromecast’s home screen getting more personalized makeover: report

Google Chromecast’s home screen getting more personalized makeover: reportGoogle Chromecast's home screen is reportedly receiving a more personalized makeover, with the addition of some more bespoke options.

A Reddit user, asjmcguire, has claimed that he noticed javascript codes for a few new options when he was poking around the source code for the Chromecast's home screen.

Blackmagic introduces high-end Ursa camera

Blackmagic introduces high-end Ursa cameraBlackmagic Design on Monday introduced the world to its new high-end 4K camera dubbed Ursa, which promises to meed the requirements of both - single person use as well as large film crews.

The Ursa features a Super 35 global shutter with a 4K image sensor, Apple ProRes recorders, and internal dual RAW. It also boasts capability of offering twelve stops of dynamic range.

In addition, the 4K-capable camera comes equipped with a 10-inch fold out monitor.

Google reportedly preparing to introduce Android TV

Google reportedly preparing to introduce Android TVTech giant Google is reportedly preparing to introduce its wireless content streaming device, dubbed Android TV, which will go compete with the likes of Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and the Roku system.

Emerging reports, which could be part of Google's supposed effort to create buzz for Android TV, suggest that Google is gearing up for a formal introduction of the device.

India moves a step closer to have its own GPS

India moves a step closer to have its own GPSWith the successful launch of its second dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS-1B on Friday, India has inched closer to have its own Global Positioning System (GPS) equivalent.

The 1,432-kg satellite was launched from the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO's) Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh-based Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

State-owned ISRO said in a statement that India's indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C24), carrying the IRNSS-1B satellite, blasted off at 5.14pm and placed the satellite into a preliminary orbit nineteen minutes after the lift-off.

Sell Hack plug-in no longer works on LinkedIn pages

Sell Hack plug-in no longer works on LinkedIn pagesIn response to LinkedIn's cease-&-desist order, Sell Hack has confirmed that its controversial browser plug-in no longer works on LinkedIn pages.

Sell Hack is a JavaScript-based free browser plug-in that scrapes email addresses linked to social media profiles from the web. LinkedIn on Monday accused Sell Hack of exposing the email address of its users, and sent a cease-&-desist letter it.

Einstein’s quantum mechanics theory may make Internet ultra-secure

Einstein’s quantum mechanics theory may make Internet ultra-secureA theory in quantum mechanics given by Einstein may prove useful in making Internet ultra-secure and maintaining privacy of users, a new paper by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and Peking University suggests.




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