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Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android’s accessibility API

Google is cracking down on apps that use Android’s accessibility API. Even though the APIs have been around for years without any kind of rules about usage, Google has now started telling developers that using the accessibility API for anything other than helping users with disabilities will result in a ban from the Play Store. As first reported… Read More »

Tablet shipments kept going down in Q3, but Apple gained

The third quarter of 2017 ended with 40 million tablets shipped globally, IDC said in its latest report. Growing demand for phones and traditional PCs strengthening their positions have been pointed out as the main reasons for the shipments decline for a 12th consecutive quarter. According to the analysts, the fall is 5.4% from 42.3 million tablets shipped… Read More »

iPhone 7 at Rs. 7,777 Down Payment With New Airtel Rs. 2,499 Plan

Airtel is offering customers iPhone 7 at a down payment of Rs. 7,777 under a new plan it has launched. The offer is exclusively available via the telecom operator’s new Online Store. On top of the down payment, Airtel requires customers to subscribe to its new Rs. 2,499 postpaid plan for 24 months to get their hands on iPhone 7 32GB.… Read More »

Xiaomi Doubles Down on Offline Strategy, to Open First Mi Home Store in Delhi-NCR This Week

A physical Xiaomi store is coming to a mall near you. The Chinese smartphone maker says it will nearly triple the number of brick and mortar stores that offer its high-end, low-cost smartphones in the country by the end of the year. In addition, the company is also planning to setup its flagship stores at many more cities in India.… Read More »

Chow Down on These 20 Dos and Don’ts for Business Dinner Etiquette

Despite the opportunities for networking and planning, business dinners can also be tricky if you trample basic taboos. (And this is not just about knowing which one is the salad fork!) So before you go to your next business dinner, check out these top tips for business dinner etiquette. Business Dinner Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts DO Show Up on… Read More »

Analysis: Wireless gadgets tie us down more than ever

While the wireless future we’ve been promised is so close, it’s tethered to the reality that every “wireless thing” still needs a wire to charge. Thinkstock photo I have come across a surprising problem with my wireless AirPods, and it’s made me stop traveling with them. It’s not any performance defect. They work well. And when I’m running… Read More »

Thai Police to Review Ways to Take Down Content After Facebook Live Killing

Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly 24 hours before they were taken down, show Wuttisan Wongtalay hanging his daughter from a building on the southern… Read More »

Allianz plays down talk of big deals as hands cash to investors

Allianz (ALVG.DE) played down talk of it making a major acquisition any time soon as its chief executive Oliver Baete said on Friday the German insurer could grow without deals. The Munich-based group said it would return up to 3 billion euros (£3 billion) to shareholders, but made clear this did not exclude the possibility of it being… Read More »

France’s Fillon puts down rebellion but lawmakers nervous

Francois Fillon faced down a rebellion by lawmakers in his centre-right party on Tuesday, but the revolt exposed a shaky confidence inside his camp as he tries to draw a line under a scandal that could derail his bid to win power. With Fillon’s election campaign once again distracted by the fallout from allegations surrounding taxpayer money he… Read More »

EU clears German plan for electric vehicle charging network

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved German plans for an infrastructure network for charging electric vehicles across the country. The plan, at a total cost of 300 million euros (255 million pounds) over four years, will require that the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, with contracts awarded through an open tender process. “Electric vehicles… Read More »