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Techie News | April 24, 2014

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Tim Cook reiterates Apple TV is ‘no more a hobby’

April 24, 2014 |

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, during the company’s quarterly conference call on Wednesday, revealed the company has sold around 20 million Apple TV units since its 2007 debut.

Cook said that the company’s media-streaming box now represents a billion dollar … Read More

OnePlus One: A high-end Android smartphone with a reasonable £239 price tag

April 24, 2014 |

OnePlus, the Chinese startup firm, has finally made its entry into the smartphone array with the launch of its first smartphone dubbed the “OnePlus One.”

One will feature a customized version of CyanogenMod ROM called CM 11S, just as the … Read More

Apple seeks to change texting while driving culture with new patent

April 24, 2014 |

Apple has proposed a new technology through which it not only intends to address the serious problem of texting while driving but also wants to bring about a change in the culture which has set in since the invention of … Read More

Titanfall garners top position in UK individual, all formats chart for second successive week

April 24, 2014 |

Titanfall has had a successful top position run in both the UK individual and all formats chart for second successive week. The Respawn and EA’s Xbox and PC shooter found itself in the top position for the third time now. … Read More

Tim Cook: Apple iTunes has just about 800 million users

April 24, 2014 |

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, during the company’s conference call held on Wednesday to discuss the March quarter financial results, announced its iTunes service has nearly 800 million registered users.

Back in June last year Apple reported at its annual developers … Read More

uSwitch: ‘The only way is slow’ in 2 UK streets

April 24, 2014 |

Wheatley Road in Essex and Erw Fawr in Wales are experiencing 30 times slower broadband speeds than the UK average download speed, claims a new report.

The street with the fastest download speeds is the Loundes Road in Unstone, Derbyshire, … Read More

Amazon smartphone to feature tilt gestures

April 23, 2014 |

Amazon’s smartphone is taking shape behind screens and would run the latest yet highly customized Android OS and recognize tilt gestures, claims a new report.

BGR claims, citing some of its sources, that the smartphone will come with unique gesture controls … Read More

Lytro reveals new Illum light field camera

April 23, 2014 |

Lytro has taken the wraps of its second-generation Illum camera with a significant improvement over the original light-field camera.

Back in 2012, Lytro shipped its frist camera that brought light-field photography to the mainstream, allowing users to shoot photos that can be … Read More

Samsung’s new offensive tactic against Apple involves FaceTime

April 23, 2014 |

After three weeks of defense, Samsung on Monday went on an offensive by starting arguments on its own case against Apple for two features related to the FaceTime app and photo gallery, demanding $6.9 million.

The Korean electronics giant is accusing … Read More

Intel Thunderbolt 3 doubles bandwidth; features smaller connector

April 23, 2014 |

Recent reports suggest that Intel’s Thunderbolt 3, codenamed Alpine Ridge, will feature twice the bandwidth of its predecessor.

In a presentation slide leaked by Chinese site VR Zone, Intel outlines the next-generation Thunderbolt to double the throughput of current Thunderbolt … Read More

Nest Learning Thermostat hits Google PlayStore

April 23, 2014 |

Just a few months after the $3.2 billion dollar acquisition of Nest, Google has listed the Nest Learning Thermostat for purchase on its Play Store.

Google is currently selling the Learning Thermostat in the US, Canada and UK for £179 … Read More

Microsoft unveils ad-free ‘Bing in the Classroom’ search engine

April 23, 2014 | | One Comment

Microsoft has rolled out an ad-free classroom-specific version of its Bing search engine dubbed “Bing in the Classroom” on Tuesday in an attempt to help students better focus on their schoolwork.

“We created Bing in the Classroom because we believe … Read More

Twitter’s MoPub to rollout native ads platform today

April 23, 2014 |

Twitter has announced that MoPub’s mobile-focused native ad exchange will be made available to all of its publishers starting Wednesday. Native ads are adverts that seamlessly blend into the content around them and make them look like a part of the … Read More

Apple rolls out Heartbleed bug fixes for AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

April 23, 2014 |

Apple on Tuesday pushed out software updates that fix the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability in the two latest router models, the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

The firmware update for the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule that support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, … Read More

Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 faces delay

April 23, 2014 |

Recent report hints a delay in launch of Apple’s much rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 due to some battery related issues.

According to recent rumors, the Cupertino was expected to unveil two new iPhones one with a 4.7 or 4.8-inch screen, … Read More

Hackers inject JavaScript in Oracle subdomain to deface it

April 23, 2014 |

Hackers calling themselves the I-HOS TEAM (Indian Hackers Online Squad) have managed to deface a sub-domain on Oracle website through JavaScript injection.

The page, which is still defaced carries the logo of I-HOS TEAM, statement about the hack – “YOUR … Read More

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