Month: October 2015

Google Slams Symantec for Issuing Fake Web Certificates, Demands Answers

Google is demanding that Symantec must conduct an assessment to ensure it is still eligible to run a certificate authority. The search giant’s scathing statement comes after the security firm was found to have issued a large number of fake digital certificates. In mid-September, upon Google’s notification, Symantec revealed that its Thawte certificate authority (CA) […]

Aircel to Launch 3G Services in 61 Towns in Bihar by Year-End

India’s leading private telecom service provider, Aircel, Thursday announced an aggressive expansion plan of its 3G network in Bihar by adding 61 new towns to its network by December this year, an official said. For expanding its 3G services, Aircel will set up 600 towers across Bihar to provide seamless connectivity to its constantly growing […]

BlackBerry Priv Android Slider Smartphone Detailed by Company

BlackBerry ahead of the commencement of shipping of the Priv smartphone next week wants to make sure users are familiar with all the features. The Canadian company has released a video showing the major features of its upcoming Android handset. The company in its YouTube video stresses on the privacy and productivity features alongside the […]

LG Profit Sinks as Smartphone Business Suffers Loss

LG Electronics said Thursday its mobile communications division suffered its first operating loss in more than a year, dragging down the company’s overall earnings for the third quarter. The mobile business lost KRW 77.6 billion (roughly Rs. 443 crores) for the July-September quarter. The South Korean company’s overall net income sank 48 percent over a […]

Nokia Reports Stronger-Than-Expected Profits for Q3

Nokia, the world’s No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected profits as growth in China offset weaker demand in North America and Europe, and announced a new shareholder return plan. The Finnish company said it would return EUR 4 billion (roughly Rs. 28,689 crores) to shareholders in the coming years through dividend payments […]

Europe Has Approved ‘Net Neutrality,’ but Not the Kind Advocates Wanted

The European Parliament has voted to approve new rules for Internet providers in major legislation that is nevertheless being slammed by net neutrality advocates who say the regulation is filled with loopholes. The bill was passed with none of the amendments that consumer advocates and tech firms were pushing for in a last-ditch effort this […]

Apple Closes ‘Most Successful Year Ever’ With Record iPhone Sales in Q4

Apple said Tuesday that surging iPhone sales helped propel a sharp rise in quarterly profits, as the tech giant delivered a record 48 million of the smartphones. Profits rose 31 percent to $11.1 billion (roughly Rs. 72,240 crores), while revenues jumped 22 percent from a year ago to $51.5 billion (roughly Rs. 3,35,171 crores), Apple […]

InFocus M260 With 4.5-Inch Display, 5-Megapixel Camera Launched

Over the past few months, we’ve seen the launch of a number of affordable handsets. On Tuesday, InFocus added an interesting dirt-cheap smartphone to the mix. Called the InFocus M260, the handset offers an impressive set of specifications and relatively new Android version at a price tag of Rs. 3,999. The InFocus M260 runs Android […]