Author Archives: Loknath Das

Narendra Modi to meet experts today to reset economic policy

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT New Delhi: With economic growth estimated to pick up further momentum after the shake-up from structural reforms, the government is getting into broad-based consultation for a new economic policy for the future. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with senior cabinet colleagues will discuss on Wednesday “the road ahead” for social, ... Read More »

How Huawei can break Apple and Samsung’s smartphone grip

  Huawei is the top-selling smartphone company in China and the third biggest in the world. Above, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., during the company’s keynote event at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Americans are boringly predictable when it comes to smartphone shopping. Roughly three-quarters of Americans with smartphones own ... Read More »

Awaiting Concrete Proposal From Apple, Says Commerce Minister Prabhu

The commerce and industry ministry is awaiting a concrete proposal from iPhone maker Apple to set up manufacturing unit in India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. “We are waiting for a good proposal from Apple…Please give us a concrete proposal. If the proposal comes, we will examine it. We are always open for that,” Prabhu told reporters here. During a recent meeting with Apple officials, ... Read More »

Belkin Launches New Boost Up Wireless Chargers at CES 2018, Wemo Hub With Apple HomeKit Support Goes on Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Belkin has named the new series as Boost Up Bold Wemo Apple HomeKit Bridge is now finally up for sale Price and release details regarding new chargers are currently unavailabl Belkin has launched a new lineup of wireless chargers at CES 2018. Belkin, which already makes one of the two Apple-licensed iPhone wireless charging pads, has unveiled its expanded series of Qi charging ... Read More »

Powermat Joins Wireless Power Consortium, Will Help Further Rival Qi Wireless Charging Standard

HIGHLIGHTS Powermat has become one of the over 360 companies which support the Qi st WPC members include Apple, Samsung, LG Electronics, Delphi among others In 2017, Apple chose Qi wireless technology over Powermat for its iPhone Powermat, the wireless charging company, has become a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Powermat has said the move is to contribute ... Read More »

CM MAMATA BANERJEE OFFERS SPECIAL SCREENING FOR PADMAVATI

Bollywood Movie A number reports suggest that Padmavati could be published on 9 February. More than in the past, it is likely to be tough to ever mention that Padmavati’s historicity hasn’t been proven. Padmavati is a rather crucial film. Thus, you will find plenty of people for whom Padmavati is a authentic historical character. Padmavati have been seen by ... Read More »

Apple on Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities: All Mac, iOS Devices Affected

HIGHLIGHTS Apple said recent updates protect its devices from Meltdown Mac and iOS devices still affected by Spectre, but fix coming Spectre fix will involve a patch for its Safari browser On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems ... Read More »

Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Iovine joined Apple in 2014 after it bought Beat Electronics Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records His departure is reportedly timed to his Apple shares fully vesting Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple’s music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources. Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records, a rap ... Read More »

Android Malware Targets 232 Banking Apps Including Indian Banks: Quick Heal

HIGHLIGHTS Malware is known as Android.banker.A9480 Android banking trojan steals login ID, password, SMS, contact lists Not only banking apps, but cryptocurrency apps affected too An Android malware is reportedly targeting over 232 banking apps including a few banks in India. The Trojan malware, named ‘Android.banker.A9480’, is designed to steal personal data from users, Quick Heal Security Labs reports. Similar to other banking malware, ... Read More »

World Book Fair 2018 starts today at Pragati Maidan: What to expect at the booklovers’ event

  World Book Fair, the 26th edition of the book fair is starting from today in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The fair, this year, is themed around environment-related issues such as climate change, global warming, and water pollution. Important details about the event: Children’s books are going to be a highlight at this edition of the fair which will include ... Read More »