Apple Music Streaming Service Terms Dismay Indie Record Companies

Apple’s new streaming music service will not arrive until June 30, but the company has already upset independent record companies because of its proposed licensing terms.The new service, Apple Music, includes downloads for sale and a $10-a-month subscription streaming feature along the lines of Spotify or Rhapsody. Apple has said that at least 71.5 percent of the revenue from the ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB Variant Price Slashed to Rs. 14,999

    Xiaomi India, soon after slashing price of the Mi 4 64GB model, has now announced the same for the 16GB model, making the smartphone Rs. 5,000 cheaper than its launch price. The Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB variant will be available now at a price of Rs. 14,999, down from its most recent price tag of Rs. 17,999. To ... Read More »

Fitbit valued at $4.1bn after raising flotation price

Fitbit is going public amid rising interest and competition in the wearable devices market Wearable tech company Fitbit has garnered a valuation of more than $4bn (£2.5bn) after selling shares in its initial public offering (IPO). Fitbit raised $732m after pricing its shares at $20 each, having increased the size and price range for a second time due to strong ... Read More »

Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 claims to be thinnest, lightest phone ever; will cost Rs 17999

Micromax, the only Indian company that finds itself in the top of global mobile phone makers, has announced the launch of its new flagship, the Canvas Sliver 5. The company calls it the thinnest phone ever with a 5.1mm thickness end to end, with no thicker bumps. The Canvas Sliver 5 is priced at Rs 17,999. The phone weighs just ... Read More »

Nokia is going to buy Alcatel

The U.S. Department of Justice has given a green light to Nokia’s deal to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent, the two companies said on Wednesday. “Early termination of the U.S. antitrust waiting period takes us one important step closer to the closing of the pending transaction,” they added in a statement. The transaction announced in April remains subject to approval by ... Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile Preview Gets Cortana Updates, One-Handed Mode, and More

Microsoft, besides announcing Cortana for Android and Xbox One, on Tuesday also introduced a new build (10136) for its Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. The build version this time brings new Cortana features for the handsets and more. Microsoft has this time added the dark theme colours to Cortana’s interface for Windows 10 Mobile, bringing it more in line with ... Read More »

Samsung’s Game Recorder+ Lets Users Record Games on Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung has launched a new app called the Game Recorder+ that can record gaming moments on Galaxy smartphones. The Game Recorder+ app is now available to download via Google Play and the Galaxy App store.The new app from Samsung is currently compatible with limited number of smartphones, namely the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy ... Read More »

Coolpad Dazen 1 Gets a Price Cut, Now Available at Rs. 5,999

The Coolpad Dazen 1 smartphone has received its first price cut in India, making the smartphone Rs. 1,000 cheaper than its launch price. The Coolpad Dazen 1 will be available at a price of Rs. 5,999, down from previous price tag of Rs. 6,999.The price cut comes just after two flash sales of the Dazen 1, and looks to be ... Read More »

Apple Loses Taiwan Anti-Competitive Practices Court Case

Apple has lost a lawsuit in which it was accused of engaging in anti-competitive practices and will be fined TWD 20 million (roughly Rs. 4 crores), a Taiwan court said on Wednesday.The island’s Fair Trade Commission had previously levied the fine against the Silicon Valley firm for requiring its major Taiwan telecom partners to receive approval for pricing plans for ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Cortana Virtual Assistant Is Coming to Android Next Month

We already know that Microsoft is bringing its voice-based virtual assistant, Cortanato Android and iOS. The firm has now given a bit more information on when Android users in particular can expect the feature to hit the streets. Microsoft on Tuesday via the company blog post announced that it would be bringing the Cortana Beta app for Android “starting July”. ... Read More »