Apple MacBook Pro with Touch ID power button, OLED touch panel launching in late October: Report

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch ID power button, OLED touch panel launching in late October: Report

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After launching the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple is now turning its attention to the Mac lineup. Over the past year, Apple has launched the all new thin and light MacBook, it even refreshed the MacBook Pro by bumping its processor and adding Force Touch trackpad. This year, Apple is expected to give the long overdue revamp to its MacBook Pro range. More →
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Oppo overtakes Apple by sales value in India: GFK report

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Oppo overtakes Apple by sales value in India: GFK report

Oppo became the leader in the smartphone market in China with 23 percent market share, followed by Huawei with 17.4 percent and Vivo with 12 percent, a media report released in July said. This led to Oppo’s market share crossing both Apple and Samsung combined in China. Apple’s share in China had shrunk to 2014 levels at nine percent and Xiaomi was at a three-year low with 6.8 percent. More good news for Oppo, as the Chinese smartphone maker has now overtaken Apple for the first time to become the number two brand in India by sales value, and is behind Samsung in August 2016.. Oppo has also clocked in a growth of 16 percent in comparison to the previous month, Germany-based market research firm GFK said. More →
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Sony Xperia XZ launched in India for Rs 49,990, but does anyone still care?

By about 7 hours ago.

Sony Xperia XZ launched in India for Rs 49,990, but does anyone still care?

Sony was among the last companies to launch its flagship smartphone this year. At IFA earlier this month, Sony took the stage to reveal that its Xperia Z lineup had reached the end of the line, and will be replaced with the Xperia X lineup. Consequently, the company unveiled the Xperia XZ at the expo, which has been launched today in India. Sony's Xperia XZ is priced at Rs 49,990, which makes it more expensive than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5 and even the HTC 10. More →
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Mark Zuckerberg shares rare photos of Facebook’s highly advanced data center

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Mark Zuckerberg shares rare photos of Facebook’s highly advanced data center

As of the second quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.71 billion monthly active users. But how many users out of the 1.7 billion ever wonder about Facebook’s technology infrastructure, which is keeping so many people across the world connected. To share the same with the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared what the data center of the company looks like and where it is situated. Zuckerberg shared some stunning images of the facility and talked about how the center operates in an energy and resource efficient manner. Zuckerberg describes the data center as a shot from a ‘sci-fi’ movie. The data center was first opened three years ago in 2013, which was also Facebook’s first server outside of the US. It is situated at Luleå, in Sweden, which is a small coastal town just south of the Arctic Circle, and near the top of the world. It is surrounded by dense forests and icy rivers. More →
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Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft team up to push artificial intelligence research

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Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft team up to push artificial intelligence research

Artificial intelligence (AI) research will get a major boost five top-notch tech companies Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on AI and machine learning. This partnership means that these companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI and how to develop best products and services powered by machine learning, TechCrunch reported. Initial financial help will come from these companies and as other stakeholders join the group, the finances are expected to increase. More →
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From LeEco Le 2 to Google Chromecast 2; here’s a sneak-peek at some of the upcoming deals during Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale

By about 8 hours ago.

From LeEco Le 2 to Google Chromecast 2; here’s a sneak-peek at some of the upcoming deals during Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale

Flipkart has announced that it will be hosting its third ‘Big Billion Days’ sale next month on October 2. Unlike last year, the sale is back on web and is no more restricted to the Flipkart app. To generate some hype, the e-commerce site has offered a preview of some of the expected deals across various categories like mobiles, laptops, toys, accessories, and furniture among others. More →
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Dell-EMC Forum 2016 event to focus on digital transformation for CIOS, IT leaders and practitioners

By about 8 hours ago.

Dell-EMC Forum 2016 event to focus on digital transformation for CIOS, IT leaders and practitioners

Dell and EMC are all set to host their flagship event “Dell-EMC Forum 2016” in India where the company will address new demands in the world of information technology. The event is scheduled to be held from October 13 to October 14 and it is the seventh edition of the forum. The event is bigger than the events held in previous years as its outreach will be across cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, the company said in a statement. This is also the first time ever that speakers from Dell-EMC will address after the merger between the two companies was recently completed. The theme for this year’s Dell-EMC Forum is "Digital Transformation," in which the main focus would be on a year round up of digital experiences and transformations for CIOs, IT leaders and practitioners.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 India launch now expected around Diwali

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 India launch now expected around Diwali

What was supposed to be Samsung's moment of glory has gone up in smokes, quite literally. In a bid to launch the Galaxy Note 7 ahead of Apple's iPhone 7, Samsung ended up shipping Galaxy Note 7 with a manufacturing defect that led to the phone's batteries exploding and setting people, their homes and cars on fire. The exploding battery fiasco has led Samsung to delay the launch in many markets, including India, and also had to recall devices from markets where it already went on sale. Samsung was supposed to launch the Galaxy Note 7 in India on September 2 but BGR India has learned that the India launch would now happen only around Diwali. More →
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Honor 8 hands-on and first impressions

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Honor 8 hands-on and first impressions

Huawei’s online-only brand Honor has turned two years in India. Though, the company doesn’t enjoy a significant share in the smartphone market, but it has launched some quite decent and competitive phones in the last few months. Honor has had some decent smartphones across price segments, be it the entry-level Honor 5C and Honor 4C or the more flagship-level Honor 7, most of its smartphones have been well received. Now the company is launching its flagship smartphone for 2016, the Honor 8, which comes with quite some new features including an all-glass design and a dual-lens camera setup. I spent some time with the Honor 8 at its preview event earlier this week and here are my first impressions. More →
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This Apple iMessage app prank will leave your friends tricked and confused

By about 9 hours ago.

This Apple iMessage app prank will leave your friends tricked and confused

One of the coolest upgrades that came with the new Apple iOS 10 was the improvements to its iMessage app that includes animations, stickers, confetti, third-party app integration. In fact, the iMessage app now has its own App Store, which comes with a wide range of apps supporting the revamped messaging app. While there are a hoard of apps for iMessage on the store, a hilarious new app called Phoneys, is trending. The app lets you prank your friends by sending stickers that look exactly like iMessage text bubbles, confusing them to think they sent you those messages. Using the new layering feature in the updated version of iMessage, these stickers can be placed on top of your friend’s message to make it look like they texted these self-deprecating statements to you. More →
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