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How June Software, an Indian app developer, got noticed on the Apple App Store

E-learning is a vibrant industry today. The biggest names from Silicon Valley are backing companies in the space. But back in 2010 when Roby John started TapToLearn.com, it wasn’t such a big deal. TapToLearn began as a sub-brand under June Software, a bootstrapped startup in Pune that developed iOS apps. By John’s own admission, TapToLearn happened simply because Steve Jobs launched the ... Read More »

Elle Australia’s new, world-first fashion cover starring Margaret Zhang was shot on an iPhone

Elle Australia has unveiled a new issue with a cover and fashion spread shot entirely on an iPhone. In a world-first for a fashion publication, Australian photographer Georges Antoni captured digital disruptor Margaret Zhang using an iPhone 7 for the June issue, on stands on Monday. Fashion consultant Margaret Zhang as she appears in the new issue of Elle Australia, on ... Read More »

Griefsploitation: an advertising trend that needs to die

Ads are everywhere. They are on our trains, they are on our planes, they are wrapped around our automobiles. They are in our homes, on our homes, they are even on the homeless. Yes, really; homeless people have been used as media space by marketers thinking outside the box; charmingly, it’s called “bumvertising”. Still, despite the constant creep of commercialism ... Read More »

Closed Ferry care home was an ‘excellent place’

Relatives of patients moved from a recently closed Broughty Ferry care home insist the facility offered patients “excellent” care. Brae Cottage, located on the town’s Queen Street, closed two weeks ago, after being unable to admit more patients. A Care Inspectorate embargo on new admissions led to “financial meltdown” for manager Linda Weir and her business partner Chris Robertson. The embargo ... Read More »

Is digital an effective mass market medium?

The amount of data available to marketers using digital channels is immense. But while digital is lauded for its ability to allow brands to reach the right consumer, at the right time, in the right environment, the question remains whether it is an effective medium for mass marketing. Digital channels are often accused of making marketers think too narrowly in their activity, meaning they ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s In-House Pinecone Processor Gets an Official Weibo Page

Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi has been working on its in-house processor for quite some time. The Xiaomi 5c smartphone has been tipped to be the first to come with the in-house Pinecone processor, and is now expected to be unveiled sometime this month. Ahead of its rumoured launch, the official page of Xiaomi’s Pinecone processor is now live on social ... Read More »

Apple Reports Record $78.4 Billion in Revenue; iPhone Sales at an All-Time High of 78.3 Million Units

Apple on Tuesday reported a rebound in iPhone sales to lift the tech giant to record revenue in the past quarter in quarterly results that eased concerns of slowing growth. The results showed strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 7 models launched last year, with demand outpacing supply. Revenue climbed to an all-time record $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) compared ... Read More »

Blackphone 2 Receiving an Update That Bricks Black Market Devices

Silent Circle, the manufacturer of the security-focused Blackphone smartphones, is releasing an update that bricks Blackphone 2 phones bought from the black market. The update in question is SilentOS 3.0.8 and it reads the IMEI number of the device. On checking, the update bricks the device. A notification popup appears on the screen of the counterfeit device that says, “This ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump Reportedly Still Using an Unsecured Android Device

Contrary to the reports that the Donald Trump had ditched his Android mobile phone for a potentially more secure device, the 45th US President is still using his old device to post on Twitter. According to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump has been using his old, unsecured Android phone to post on Twitter since moving ... Read More »

ZTE Hawkeye Specifications Were a ‘Mistake’ Says Company; Snapdragon 835 SoC an Option

ZTE’s Project CSX isn’t becoming a runaway success that the company hoped it would. The crowdsourced smartphone, the ZTE Hawkeye, isn’t getting the anticipated response on Kickstarter, and mostly the mid-range specifications are being blamed. Even though ZTE gave the smartphone eye-tracking capabilities and a self-adhesive back, the specifications are mediocre at best. While the $199 price attached to the ... Read More »