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Apple Wins US Ban on Older Model Samsung Smartphones

Apple on Tuesday had a new victory in a long-running patent lawsuit a court-ordered ban on older-model Samsung smartphones. An injunction issued by US District Court Judge Lucy Koh in the heart of Silicon Valley was to take effect next month and targeted Samsung smartphones that were essentially no longer hawked in this country. “We would like to reassure our ... Read More »

Indian Company to Launch $7 Smartphone on Wednesday

Once considered a luxury product, a smartphone has grown to become a commodity over the years. But on Wednesday, things will reach a whole new level. As part of its attempt to connect every Indian, local smartphone manufacturer Ringing Bells ‘with immense support from’ the India government will launch an affordable smartphone called the Freedom 251 on Wednesday. The Freedom ... Read More »

Xiaomi Sends Invites for Mi 5 Launch Event on February 24

Xiaomi had earlier confirmed that the Mi 5 smartphone will be launched at an event in China on February 24. The Chinese company also announced a limited media preview at MWC 2016 in Barcelona on the same day to showcase the new Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship smartphone. Now, Xiaomi has started sending invitation letters for the Mi 5 launch event ... Read More »

4-Inch iPhone 5se, New iPad Air to Launch on March 15: Report

Apple is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for the ... Read More »

PlayStation Classic Final Fantasy IX Now on iOS and Android

After a surprise announcement early last month, Square Enix has made PlayStation classic Final Fantasy IX available on Android and iOS. Additional features to this 2001 Japanese role-playing game include achievements, seven game boosters to augment your experience such as high speed and no encounter modes, an autosave feature, and high definition character models and movies. Like most games on ... Read More »

LG G5 Leaked Teaser Shows ‘Always On’ Display

It seems Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7, won’t be the only handset launching at MWC with an ‘Always On’ display feature. A new leaked teaser hints that LG’s G5 flagship may also sport the similar feature. Android Authority has obtained a gif image of the first LG G5 feature set to launch at the company’s February 21 launch event ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Wants a Monopoly on Repairs, Says iFixit

Apple is facing heat from furious customers over bricked iPhone models. For more than a year, the Cupertino-based company has been disabling iPhone models upon detecting an unauthorised or third-party service on the smartphone, specifically related to Touch ID or Apple Pay components. The company says it does so only to ensure that a user’s security isn’t compromised. But the ... Read More »

TSMC Says Quake Impact on Shipments Marginal

Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where a quake hit early on Saturday, affecting no more than 1 percent of first-quarter shipments. The world’s biggest contract chipmaker has one of its largest and latest 12-inch wafer production facilities in the city of Tainan, where a 6.4-magnitude ... Read More »

Mozilla to End Development on Firefox OS for Smartphones

The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday. The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer George Roter. “Through the work ... Read More »

Trojan T9000 Bypasses Antivirus Suites to Spy on Skype Calls, Chats: Report

A newly discovered sophisticated backdoor trojan named T9000 is said to be targeting Skype users. The trojan steals information of a user by recording the conversation and capturing encrypted data. Furthermore, security researchers are warning that T9000 is also able to take screenshots of different applications on the victim’s computer. T9000 is designed to collect information from the victim’s system ... Read More »