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US, UK Ban Laptops on Flights From Turkey, Middle East

US, UK Ban Laptops on Flights From Turkey, Middle East

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The United States and Britain on Tuesday banned larger electronic devices from the passenger cabin on flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. American officials warned that extremists are seeking "innovative" ways to attack airliners with smaller explosive devices hidden in consumer electronics bigger than smartphones. The US has given nine airlines from eight countries until the weekend to tell travelers to America to pack laptops, tablets and portable game consoles in their hold luggage. No US carriers are affected, but the ban hits passengers on approximately 50 flights per day from the busiest hubs in the Arab world and the three Gulf carriers that recently emerged as giants: Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. Britain issued a similar order, appli...
The Microsoft-Apple Rivalry Is Alive and Well

The Microsoft-Apple Rivalry Is Alive and Well

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Microsoft is trying to rekindle a rivalry with Apple, introducing two new computers this week that are aimed squarely at the creative set of customers that Apple has long-claimed as its own. A few years ago, Microsoft was an afterthought for most in the tech world. Having all but missed the mobile revolution, it was hard to believe chief executive Satya Nadella when he said last year that Microsoft would focus on making innovative products people loved. But he meant it. And Microsoft, still looking to shake off its image as the default option for the world's cubicle workers, took to a New York City stage Tuesday to show off a generation of products designed to promote passion and creativity - not just productivity. Microsoft introduced a new desktop, reimagined with touchscreen and pen te...
Visa CEO Charles Scharf to Resign, Former American Express President Alfred Kelly to Take Over

Visa CEO Charles Scharf to Resign, Former American Express President Alfred Kelly to Take Over

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Visa Inc said Chief Executive Charles Scharf, who orchestrated the company's reunion with its European affiliate, is stepping down and will be succeeded by former American Express Co President Alfred Kelly. Kelly, who already sits on Visa's board of directors, will take over as CEO following Scharf's resignation, which is effective December 1. Kelly said in an interview with Reuters that he "got a front row seat to the various opportunities and issues the company faces" as a Visa board member since January 2014. "I don't come in here expecting to make a lot of big changes," he said. Scharf said in a letter to employees that he could no longer spend the time in San Francisco necessary to do his job properly and is resigning to spend more time with his family. Visa's shares, which have more
Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

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After the P77, Panasonic has now launched the Eluga Tapp smartphone in India. The Panasonic Eluga Tapp is priced at Rs. 8,990, and is now available via major brand outlets across the country. The budget smartphone sports a fingerprint scanner, offers 4G VoLTE support, and integrates Android for Work feature to keep work apps and personal apps separate from one another, and keeps the data secure as well. This means that the personal apps cannot communicate with work apps or corporate accounts in any way, and vice versa. As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded using the microSD card slot (up...
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 With Bezel-Less Display Likely to Launch on October 25

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 With Bezel-Less Display Likely to Launch on October 25

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Xiaomi has scheduled an event in China on October 25, where it is expected to announce the Mi Note 2 smartphone. The company is finally unveiling the smartphone after many leaks and speculations about the launch. Additionally, the latest leak hints that the Mi Note 2 will have an all top display, with no sensors or front camera on top, giving it a very different look from the current models in the market, but no dual-edge display as rumoured earlier. Xiaomi is hosting an event in China at the Peking University Gymnasium on October 25, where it is likely to launch the Mi Note successor. Xiaomi has also announced that Hong Kong-based actor Tony Leung will be the host for the event. Separately, a few photos of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have been leaked on Weibo, which show that the Xiaomi Mi Note...
Xiaomi, Amazon, Flipkart Sales; Moto Z, Moto Z Play Launch

Xiaomi, Amazon, Flipkart Sales; Moto Z, Moto Z Play Launch

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Time for your daily dose of the biggest technology news of the day, and today we have Flipkart, Amazon, and Xiaomi’s online festive sales as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 7 getting banned by more airlines. Also, Facebook Messenger’s new data save option and porn ruling Internet searches at Patna railway station. Let's dive in. Amazon, Flipkart, Xiaomi hold festive sales E-commerce players Flipkart and Amazon started their second online sales of the festival season on Monday, offering discounts on iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s, Lenovo Zuk Z1, and smart TVs. China's 'Xiaomi also held a Diwali sale, offering the Redmi 3S and Mi Bluetooth speaker at Re. 1, along with discounts on the Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 as well as accessories like Mi In-Ear Headphones and Mi Capsule Earphones, among others. Samsung Galax
Solar Chargeable 6000mAh Power Bank With Water Proofing Launched at Rs. 799

Solar Chargeable 6000mAh Power Bank With Water Proofing Launched at Rs. 799

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Delhi-based UIMI Technologies has unveiled its 6000mAh UIMI U3 Power Bank in India. Priced at Rs. 799, the new power bank is the company's first 'Make in India' power bank and will be available via various e-commerce websites including Amazon India, Snapdeal, Flipkart, ShopClues, and Paytm among others. It will be available in Deep Sky Blue and Lime Green. The company is targeting the festive season with its all-new UIMI U3 Power Bank. The biggest highlight of the new 6000mAh power bank is it supports solar charging apart from regular charging via AC power sockets. The power bank comes with a single input port and dual output USB port for charging 2 devices simultaneously. The device sports a 2.4 W LED panel light and is water and dust proof. The power bank features a rubber finish. Comme...
Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Sales, Exchange Over Safety Concerns

Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Sales, Exchange Over Safety Concerns

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Samsung told customers worldwide Tuesday to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as it struggled to contain a snowballing safety crisis that threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand. The South Korean conglomerate also called a halt to worldwide sales and exchanges of the troubled handset, as the federal US consumer regulator issued an alarming warning of the possible dangers the device posed to its owners, their families and homes. The news slammed Samsung's share price, which plunged as much as seven percent in afternoon trade. Tuesday's announcement came a little over a month after the world's largest smartphone maker announced a recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s in 10 markets following complaints that its lithium-ion battery exploded while charging. The unprecedented mo...
The Most Useful Features in Custom Skins on Android Phones

The Most Useful Features in Custom Skins on Android Phones

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Do you have a friend that can’t stop talking about his Nexus phone? Well, there's a lot to like about the clean, bloatware-free approach of stock Android. But if we look beyond the nerds who care about all this stuff, for most people stock Android isn’t the holy grail when they’re buying a smartphone. In fact, if you were to take a peek at some of the customised versions of Google’s open-source operating system, there are some very interesting features that may make stock Android appear inadequate. So ignoring the sometimes gaudy, sometimes gimmicky aspects of these custom UIs, we pick some genuinely usable features found on Android phones made by popular manufacturers. Fingerprint User Binding on Coolpad phones Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, we’ve had access to multi-user mode on Android. C
Yahoo Says Automatic Mail Forwarding Will Be Re-Enabled Soon

Yahoo Says Automatic Mail Forwarding Will Be Re-Enabled Soon

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As Yahoo's embattled email service suffers through a slew of bad news, including a hack that compromised more than 500 million accounts, some users are finding it hard to leave. Automatic email forwarding was disabled at the beginning of the month, several users told The Associated Press. While those who've set up forwarding in the past are unaffected, some who want to leave over recent hacking and surveillance revelations are struggling to switch to rival services. "This is all extremely suspicious timing," said Jason Danner, who runs an information technology business in Auckland, New Zealand, and is trying to quit Yahoo after 18 years with the email provider. Yahoo initially declined to comment on the recent change beyond pointing to a three-line notice on Yahoo's help site which says ...