iPad Air 3 to Launch as 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Alongside iPhone 5se in March: Report

The upcoming iPad model that Apple is reportedly planning to launch on March 15, may not be called the iPad Air 3, as previously speculated. A new report claims that the tablet will likely be a smaller variant of the iPad Pro, the 12-inch tablet that Apple launched last year. It appears Apple is ditching the “Air” brand… Read More »

Sharp, Foxconn Chiefs to Meet After Takeover Deal Put on Hold: Report

The chief executives of Sharp Corp and Foxconn plan to meet on Friday in China, a person familiar with the matter said, a day after the world’s largest contract maker of electronic goods put its takeover of the Japanese firm on hold. Shares in Sharp slid 11 percent on Friday after sources said previously undisclosed liabilities were responsible… Read More »

Sharp’s Liabilities Said to Be Reason for Foxconn Reversal

Sharp’s shares dived nearly 15 percent on Friday, after the Taiwanese multinational that owns Foxconn said it would delay its multi-billion-dollar takeover to review new information it had received about the ailing Japanese giant. Analysts had cheered Hon Hai Precision’s bid for Sharp – the first overseas acquisition of a major Japanese electronics firm – which has teetered… Read More »

LG G5 India Launch Confirmed for Next Quarter

LG on Friday announced that it will launch the G5 flagship smartphone in India in the next quarter. TheLG G5 has already wowed critics and users alike with its innovative removable battery and modular design, which expand the phone’s functionality. The modules or add-ons are called the LG Friends, meant to signify the companion devices that can be… Read More »

HTC One M10 to Offer ‘Very Compelling Camera Experience’

HTC recently teased its next flagship smartphone, believed to be unveiled as One M10, in a tweet that included an image of a phone sporting a chamfered metal body. Now, a company executive has praised the camera experience on the device. HTC’s Chief Financial Officer Chialin Chang during an interview told CNET, “We can confidently say that HTC… Read More »

LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

A number of smartphone manufacturers, much like every year, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil their latest and greatest smartphones. But it is LG that has attracted most of the appreciation, it appears. The GSMA organisation, which hosts the event, has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards (2016 Glomo Awards). The… Read More »

More Gujarat Villages Ban Single Women From Using ‘Distracting’ Phones

Several villages in Gujarat have banned girls and single women from owning mobile phones, saying the devices distract them from their studies. A couple of villages in Mehsana and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat have imposed the ban in recent weeks, with more villages joining the campaign, said Ranjit Singh Thakor, president of the Mehsana district council. The ban… Read More »

Google, Facebook, and Others Plan Briefs Supporting Apple’s iPhone Case

Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc’s fight against a magistrate’s order, which requires it to help the US Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Google and Facebook… Read More »

iOS 9 Adoption Appears Stalled at 77 Percent of Active Devices

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system to the public in September last year alongside the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. At that time, it was reported that the iOS 9 penetration was in about 12 percent of the compatible devices within 24 hours since the launch. However, now the mobile OS seems… Read More »

Perth mining outfit Lucapa finds huge $20m diamond in Angola

THE BIGGEST diamond ever to be discovered by an Australian company has been found in Angola, a 404-carat sparkler estimated to be worth $20 million. The gem stone was unearthed by small Perth-based mining outfit Lucapa Diamond Company in the country’s northeastern province of Lunda Norte. A photo released by Lucapa showed the diamond measuring more than seven… Read More »