Hackers Said to Target Italy’s Foreign Ministry; Russia Accused

February 13, 2017

Italy’s foreign ministry was attacked by hackers last year, a diplomatic source told AFP on Friday, amid reports that Russia could be to blame. “After the first attack the system was immediately strengthened,” said the source, who asked not to be named, after Britain’s Guardian newspaper said the ministry had come under a sustained cyber …

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Idea Cellular Reports First-Ever Loss as Telco Price War Rages

February 13, 2017

Idea Cellular Ltd, India’s third-biggest telecommunications operator, reported its first quarterly loss after a new rival forced carriers to cut prices in the highly competitive market. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, controlled by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, opened for business in September and has shaken the Indian telecoms market with its free voice and cut-price …

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Some iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Matte Black Users Complain of Chipped Paint

February 13, 2017

Many Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are heading to the Apple Support forum to complain that the paint on their smartphones is chipping off just months after buying it. Users grumble that their Black (aka Matte Black) variant is chipping off paint on the edges and back, even though they have been …

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Banks Rush to Buy Cyber Liability Insurance as Digital Payments Rise

February 13, 2017

At a time when cyber threats are on the rise for banks for increasing cashless transactions and effects of demonetisation, insurers see rise in demand for cyber insurance and cyber liability insurance, in particular. This is despite the fact that the industry base for cyber insurance is currently as low as Rs 60 crore. There …

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Reliance Jio Effect | Reliance Communications Reports Net Loss as Competition Increases

February 13, 2017

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications on Saturday reported consolidated net loss of Rs. 531 crores for October-December 2016, mainly due to free 4G services being offered by his elder brother Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. The company had posted net profit of Rs. 303 crores in the same period a year ago. “The company suffered a net …

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Price, Specifications Detailed Ahead of Tuesday’s Launch

February 13, 2017

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X was unveiled last week, and is set to go on sale for the first time on Tuesday, which is Valentine’s Day or February 14. While the company hadn’t provided price and specifications details during the unveiling, it has made them available in the intervening period. As per the company site, the …

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LG G6 Will Use Snapdragon 821 SoC to Get Advantage Over Samsung Galaxy S8: Report

February 13, 2017

LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G6, has been rumoured for few weeks now to sport the Snapdragon 821 processor instead of the latest Snapdragon 835. A new report has corroborated to the earlier leak and adds that this will mean that the LG G6 will have a head start compared to the Galaxy S8 availability …

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Gionee A1, A1 Plus to Launch on February 27 at MWC 2017; Images, Price, Specifications Leaked

February 13, 2017

Gionee has started sending out invites for the launch of its A1 and A1 Plus smartphones and as per the invites, the new devices will be unveiled by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer on February 27 at MWC 2017. Separately, the Gionee A1 smartphone was leaked in live images alongside price and specifications. The launch invite …

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Instant Tethering Now Rolling Out to Pixel, Nexus Devices Running Android 7.1.1 Nougat

February 13, 2017

After being spotted last month, Instant Tethering feature is now officially rolling out exclusively to Pixel and select Nexus smartphones running Android 7.1.1 Nougat or above. The feature essentially allows users to pair two devices (with same Google account logged in) and shares one device’s cellular connection (host) with the other in case of no …

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iPhone 8 Tipped to Sport Iris-Scanner; 5-Inch Model Said to Make a Comeback

February 13, 2017

Apple’s iPhone 8 may feature an iris-scanner which can be considered as the biggest highlight of the upcoming iPhone models. 2017 is already being considered an important year for the iPhone as it marks Apple’s tenth anniversary of the launch of the original iPhone. Additionally, the 5-inch model of the iPhone has been rumoured again …

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