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Technology http://themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/18/all/feed en Apple's new headquarters to be ‘spaceship-shaped’ http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131012/apples-new-headquarters-be-spaceship-shaped-id-1701713641.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple has hitherto been known for its immensely popular innovative gadgets. It may soon be well known for its spectacular novel headquarters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Apple%27s%20new%20headquarters%20to%20be%20%E2%80%98spaceship-shaped%E2%80%99.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="97" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The plan for the iconic iPhone manufacturer’s proposed new spaceship-shaped headquarters will be presented before the City Council Tuesday to get the initial go-ahead.</p> <p>Imagine this; 175-acres of land with a circular ring of polished glass. Nothing more, nothing less; 80 percent of the area is open space.<br /> That’s where thousands of Apple’s employees will be placed in the future.</p> <p><strong>Green building</strong><br /> "You see the energy and the love and the attention to detail that we''ve put into this,” Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s chief financial officer said.</p> <p>"We have treated this project just as we would any Apple product. And this will be a place for the most creative and collaborative teams in the industry to innovate for decades to come,'''' he added. </p> <p>The architectural design is indeed jaw-dropping. It has been designed by none other than Sir Norman Foster and team.</p> <p>The state-of-the-art building will be famous for, among other things, its stellar environmental standards. </p> <p>The building boasts of ventilated space with radiant cooling that requires no air-conditioning for major part of the year; The LED lighting and smart-control systems have been designed taking into consideration the microclimate conditions of the site. Hordes of fruit, oak and olive trees and other plantations will grace the site.</p> <p>To sum it all, the building will use “30 percent less energy than a typical corporate building in the Valley.”</p> <p><strong>Will boost collaboration</strong><br /> With a tax-revenue windfall promised for Cupertino Apple promises to manufacture a real-estate masterpiece in the heart of Silicon Valley.</p> <p>Sources familiar with the matter reveal that the proposed building was a dream project of the legend, late Steve Jobs.</p> <p>The concept behind the building is collaboration and fluidity. Apple’s management is of the opinion that rectangular, square or long buildings with multiple stories hamper teamwork.</p> <p>“It''ll provide a very open-spaced system, so that at one point in the day you may be in offices on one side of the circle and find yourself on the other side later that day,'''' Oppenheimer said of the building. </p> <p>Originally published on 12-10-2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Inc. will soon have a new innovative, spaceship-shaped headquarters.</p> </div> </div> </div> Apple building Apple headquarters Business Business new spaceship-shaped headquarters Technology Technology The Money Times newsletter Top Story United States Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:19:57 +0000 Jamie Anderson 1701713641 at http://themoneytimes.com Intex unveils Aqua i4+ smartphone for Rs 7600 in India http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131228/intex-unveils-aqua-i4-smartphone-rs-7600-india-id-1701713770.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intex Mobile, the domestic manufacturer has unveiled a budget smartphone with android, named Intex Aqua i4+, at the price of Rs.7,600 in India. This smartphone would join the league of budgeted phones equipped with dual core in India which is already filled with many phones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Intex.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="127" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The mobile has a camera of 8 MP and features a display of 5 inches, which makes it a special among the ones in the budget category. The Intex had launched Aqua i4 earlier in September which was priced at Rs.9490. Aqua i4+ has almost all such specifications. The FWVGA resolution with 480 X 584 pixels and has 196 ppi pixel density. With 4 GB as internal storage and also has microSD card that has the capacity of up to 32 GB. </p> <p>Sources reveal that the display quality of Intex Aqua i4+ is something similar to the Micromax Canvas Juice and <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701713539">Micromax Canvas Fun</a> A76 that fall under a similar price range. Though the display might not be in HD quality, the pixel density of the phone would be laudable. </p> <p>The primary feature of the Intex Aqua i4+ smartphone is the 8 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash for low light conditions. The front camera with 1.3 MP is best to make video calls. Considering the price range of this Intex mobile, the specifications are above average than the rest in this category. </p> <p>This phone arrives with 2000 mAh battery that would offer 6 hours of talk time and also provides a standby time of 220 hours. The connectivity of the phone is offered by the features such as 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and HSPA+ and arrives with lots of preloaded apps such as Matrabhasha, WeChat and OLX. </p> <p>While speaking about the launch, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head, Mobile Intex Technologies (I) Ltd., said that Intex Aqua i4+ is yet another one from the house of Intex that is developed to meet the expectations of customers of today with respect to the design and performance. Intex Aqua i4+ has some impressive features and specifications that make it well equipped to provide a better user experience. This mobile would be available in India through all Intex stores, e-commerce web portals and mobile stores. </p> Aqua i4+ Aqua i4+ smartphone Gadgets India India Intex Intex Mobile Rs 7600 Smartphone Technology Top Story Sat, 28 Dec 2013 06:26:02 +0000 dhivya 1701713770 at http://themoneytimes.com Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4X available at Rs.4,299 in India http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131226/spice-smart-flo-mettle-4x-available-rs4299-india-id-1701713768.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spice had promised smartphone lovers that it would offer a low budget smartphone at the end of this year when it unveiled its Smart Flo 5X mobile early this month. Those who were expecting this pocket friendly mobile phone would be highly pleased as the Indian smartphone maker has launched its low-cost Smart Flo Mettle 4X Mi-426 in the country. The gadget is now available at online shopping portals at a price of Rs. 4,299. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/4X.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>However, be informed that this device from Spice would not be able to offer more than 2G network. This is because Spice has specially reserved the Stellar moniker feature only for its handsets that are equipped with 3G and are tagged under the Boss banner. The Mettle 4X Mi-426 is an android device on a low budget that is available at a lower price than 5X. </p> <p>This Spice gadget can connect to Bluetooth, GPRS, Wi-Fi and EDGE. Like other smartphones in the arena, this mobile phone also has a dual SIM facility. The phone has a 4-inch touch screen that can display images with 800 X 480 pixel resolution and is powered by Android 4.2. The Smart Flo Mettle 4X Mi-426 is equipped with a dual core processor of 1 GHz and has RAM of just 256 MB. The phone also has a rear camera of 3.2 mega pixels. </p> <p>With built in memory of 512 MB, this Spice phone might not cater to all your storage needs but the Micro SD card slot it has will cope up the storage ability as it can support up to 32 GB storage space. The good news is that you can also avail an extra storage space of 2 GB through Spice Cloud. This device runs on 1450 mAh battery and it joins the league of Spice Smart Flo Pace, Flo Edge, Flo Ivory and Flo Space. This Smart series mobile from the house of Spice is now available at an e-retailer website, Saholic.com.</p> <p>Specifications of Smart Flo Mettle 4X Mi-426:</p> <p>• Dual SIM Support and standby<br /> • TFT LCD 800 X 480 p with 4-inch WVGA<br /> • Ram: 256 MB<br /> • Internal storage: 512 MB<br /> • Micro SD card slot<br /> • 1.3 MP front camera<br /> • Rear camera: 3.2 MP, LED flash<br /> • Android 4.2<br /> • Battery: 1450 mAh<br /> • Spice cloud storage: Free 2GB</p> Gadgets India online shopping portals pocket friendly phone Smart Flo 5X mobile Spice low budget mobile Spice Smart Flo Mettle 4X Technology Top Story Thu, 26 Dec 2013 05:31:04 +0000 dhivya 1701713768 at http://themoneytimes.com BlackBerry confirms cancellation of its two BB10 devices http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131225/blackberry-confirms-cancellation-its-two-bb10-devices-id-1701713767.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are an ardent follower of BlackBerry devices, this news might seem obvious to you but it is the first time that the confirmation has been made in a formal manner. BlackBerry was required to file documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission soon after their Q3 earnings of 2014. The Wall Street Journal reports state that BB had to cancel two of their upcoming devices in order to mitigate the inventory risk that was identified by the brand. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/bb10%20devices.jpg" alt="Cancellation of BB10 devices confirmed" title="Blackberry cancels BB10 devices" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The two BB10 devices that have been dropped are better known as The Café and The Kopi series. Earlier this year, the design of Kopi was leaked that showed this entry level mobile with a physical keyboard and design similar to Q5. The devices were especially designed by Blackberry to be offered at a low cost with two different forms- QWERTY and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 variant with the full touch feature. </p> <p>However the reports reveal that the low-cost BB10 devices were developed for the emerging markets, more information obtained through sources reveal that one variation was destined for AT &amp; T, Sprint and Verizon. </p> <p>So, its official that these two BB10 devices are out of the pipeline. It is also clear that BlackBerry and Foxconn are working together in developing a device that it plans to offer at low cost. The duo is planning to release it during March or April. The WSJ report also states that BlackBerry is working on another two high end device, the codenames of which are leaked as Ontario and Windmere. The sources also state that Windmere would be equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard while Ontario would have a full touch feature. </p> <p>If the rumors are reliable, you can expect these two high end gadgets from the house of BlackBerry running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. However, little is known about the current status of development for these two devices. Apart from those devices that are already making rounds in the market, there were about 10 BlackBerry 10 devices that belonged to B series which were under planning, exploration and development. However, as of now, there is no information about how many are no longer in the pipeline of BB. </p> BlackBerry Gadgets Qualcomm Snapdragon qwerty Sprint Technology The Café and The Kopi series Top Story two BB10 devices cancelled United States Verizon Wed, 25 Dec 2013 05:44:39 +0000 dhivya 1701713767 at http://themoneytimes.com Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 to hit Indian stores in January, priced under Rs. 25,000 http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131224/samsung-galaxy-grand-2-hit-indian-stores-january-priced-under-rs-25000-id-17017137 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung has launched its Galaxy Grand 2 at an event held at Mumbai, India on Monday, and has revealed that the phone would be available in stores from January 2014. However there is no official confirmation about the price of the phone. Samsung says that Galaxy Grand 2 would be available between Rs. 22,290 and Rs. 24,990.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/grand.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="87" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This smartphone from the house of Samsung includes a camera with 8 megapixel and a bigger display with 5.25 inches and the TFT screen with 720x1280 pixel resolution. With a wide screen that includes an HD ratio of 16: 9 makes this gadget a best one for viewing movies, play games etc. The 1.2 GHz processor has 1.5 GB RAM and an internal memory of 8 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 also has 64 GB MicroSD slot and 1.9 MP-megapixel front-facing camera that has the ability to shoot or record in HD mode. This phone also supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 version, USB 2.0, GPS and Glonass. </p> <p>This newest Samsung smartphone is supported by Android Jelly Bean 4.3 version and has a 2600 mAh battery that assures 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of talk time. The phone also supports proximity sensors, hall sensor, light sensor, accelerometer etc. </p> <p>Some other exciting features of Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 are:</p> <p>• Story album: create a timeline and organize pictures and print it<br /> from the phone.<br /> • S translator: This feature offers translation instantly at any<br /> point of time.<br /> • S travel: Get all information and guidance about travel.<br /> • Sound and Shot: Record audio for 9 seconds along with the photos.<br /> • Samsung Hub: An innovative content service that offers access to<br /> videos, games, music and much more.<br /> • Group play: Enjoy music, share files and play games with your<br /> friends.<br /> • Samsung Link: Allows you to connect devices so you can access<br /> videos, music, photos and files from various locations. </p> <p>Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 would be available in three colors- black, white and pink. This Dual SIM smartphone has the dimension of 146.8 X 75.3 X 8.9 mm and weighs only 163 grams. </p> <p>As of now, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is listed on the website of Infibeam.com as “coming soon” in India. The white-colored smartphone is said to be available for sale on this website from January, 2014. </p> Android Jelly Bean 4.3 version Gadgets India Jan 2014 launch in India Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Smartphone Technology Top Story Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:15:21 +0000 dhivya 1701713766 at http://themoneytimes.com World’s fastest tablet, Xolo Play Tegra Note launched at Rs.17,999 in India http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131223/world%E2%80%99s-fastest-tablet-xolo-play-tegra-note-launched-rs17999-india-id-1701713765.h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Xolo has launched Xolo Play Tegra Note, its fastest 7 inch Android tablet which is powered by Nvidia Tegra 4, in Indian market. This newest tablet is priced at Rs.17,999 and is available for sale in all leading online and retail stores. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/xolo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This tablet arrives under the “Play” range of products by Xolo and boasts of high performance, loaded with some exceptional features. This newbie Xolo brand tablet has such best features as:</p> <p>• Exceptional responsive design<br /> • Iconic industrial design<br /> • Chisel tipped unique stylus that flaunts Nvidia Direct Stylus<br /> Technology<br /> • Powered by Tegra 4 processor that includes GeForce GPU 72 core<br /> • Quad core CPU that includes a battery saver core</p> <p>Vishal Sehgal, Co-founder and Director at Lava International, said that the launch of Xolo Play Tegra Note with the latest technology- NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor- reflects the company's promise to offer premium grade smart devices that flaunt cutting edge technology. Touted as the world's fastest 7-inch Android tablet, this high-performance, feature-rich gadget could be a pretty big hit among the gadget loving customers. </p> <p>Vishal also added that the innovative stylus with an incredible response would make their device have an upper hand among the rest as it can fully cater the requirements of the customers of XOLO device. The Xolo Play Tegra Note has the platform base of Nvidia’s which was revealed at the beginning of the year by the brand. </p> <p>“Packed with features and innovative new technologies like DirectStylus, PureAudio and with rich graphics for great gaming, the Xolo Play Tegra Note delivers to consumers in India a device that offers stellar experience at a competitive price,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director at NVIDIA South Asia. </p> <p>Xolo developed this gadget in collaboration with Nvidia that makes it to have the exceptional quad core Cortex A 15 CPU and Tegra 4 processor. This tablet also flaunts MicroUSB, WI-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro HDMI out. The pure audio technology in this Xolo device offers an exceptional stereo experience. The Xolo Play Tegra Note measures 199 X 119 X 9.6 mm and weighs about 320 grams. </p> Gadgets GeForce GPU 72 core India Nvidia Direct Stylus Technology Tegra 4 processor Top Story Xolo Play Tegra Note Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:50:11 +0000 dhivya 1701713765 at http://themoneytimes.com Vivo launches world’s first 2K resolution Smartphone Xplay 3S http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131221/vivo-launches-world%E2%80%99s-first-2k-resolution-smartphone-xplay-3s-id-1701713764.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vivo, the Chinese manufacturer has launched Xplay 3S, the world’s first smartphone equipped with 2K resolution or 2560 X 1440 p. This phone’s screen has lots of pixels than the present ones with 1080 p displays which would offer text, images, videos etc. with utmost sharpness and clarity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/xp.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The brand new Vivo Xplay 3S flaunts a 6 inch display supported with a 490 ppi pixel density which is much higher than the HTC One phones that boasted of a high pixel density of 469 ppi until the launch of Vivo. Other features of Xplay 3S are supported by the high end 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 13 MP rear camera and 3 GB RAM. This smartphone also supports 5 MP camera at the front and arrives with an app named Photo+ that is loaded with enhanced reality functionalities and allows sharing of videos through the cloud. </p> <p>The phone is equipped with an Android (customized version) that is called Funtouch OS. Other features of Xplay 3S by Vivo are the built in storage up to 32 GB, battery – 3200 mAh and metallic bezel. The phone has a weight of 172 grams, has a fingerprint scanner and is very thin that it measures just 4.95 mm. </p> <p>The manufacturer of this smartphone has also loaded it with a number of audio technologies such as TI OPA 2604 amplifier and ES 9018 DAC ESS technology. The DTS headphones of Xplay 3S feature the cutting edge X technology that supports the sound effect 7.1 and 11.1 surround sound.</p> <p>Vivo has another credit up its sleeve, which is its smartphone X3 that has just 5.75 mm thickness that has become the thinnest Smartphone in the world. Vivo Xplay 3S would not be available in the European countries and in North America initially but would be made available in due course.</p> <p>The upcoming Smartphone by Samsung, <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20131029/hurried-release-samsung-galaxy-s5-why-id-1701713676.html">Galaxy S5</a> is also rumored to arrive with 2K resolution. LG also unveiled the future look of its upcoming smartphone that features a display panel with 2K resolution. Oppo, another Chinese manufacturer, has also announced that its latest handset, Find 7 that would also have 2K screen resolution. </p> China Chinese Vivo Gadgets Smartphone Technology Top Story Vivo world’s first 2K resolution Xplay 3S Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:01:15 +0000 dhivya 1701713764 at http://themoneytimes.com Micromax, MTS launch Canvas Blaze in India at Rs.10,999 http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131220/micromax-mts-launch-canvas-blaze-india-rs10999-id-1701713762.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Micromax and the telecom service provider MTS have partnered together to launch Canvas Blaze, a Smartphone on a budget in India. This handset arrives with free mobile data of 2 GB, Snapdragon processor, free talk time of 1000 minutes on MTS to MTS, free local calls of 120 minutes and STD calls using other networks for an initial period of 6 months. This latest smartphone model exhibits dual SIM function and is priced at 10,999. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/mts.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The brand new Canvas Blaze operates on dual core 1 GHz processor and sports a 5 inch display screen. This smartphone is supported by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, has 768 RAM, 1,850mAh battery, and supports MicroSD card up to 32 GB. It also has a VGA camera on the front with 8 mega pixel resolution and the rear camera. The phone has several connectivity options such as 2G, 3G, WI-Fi connectivity, MicroUSB and Bluetooth 2.0. </p> <p>Vikas Jain, co-founder of Micromax said that the latest dual SIM smartphone with 3G EVDO + GSM facility, was based on Qualcomm Snap Dragon processor. He also added that it would help their GSM consumers to take full advantage of their massive network – 3G EVDO while holding on to their existing GSM number. Vikas Jain said that the Canvas Blaze also adds up to their promise to bestow their consumers with high-end technology and superior services.</p> <p>Leonid Musatov, the Chief Officer, Sales &amp; Marketing of MTS, India revealed that he is happy to announce the launch of Canvas Blaze by joining hands with Micromax, which is one of the exciting Smartphone brands in India. He also said that this smartphone, Canvas Blaze is exclusively designed and developed to fulfil the smartphone needs of the younger generation. With free data and voice benefits, the Canvas Blaze would offer a complete package for the customers, he said. </p> <p>The Canvas Blaze has one SIM slot that can work with the CDMA network of MTS which is equivalent to the 3G while the other would have the GSM SIM that can be compatible with a variety of telecom providers like Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone etc. </p> Canvas Blaze Gadgets India India launch Micromax MTS Smartphone Technology Top Story ualcomm Snap Dragon processor Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:44:31 +0000 dhivya 1701713762 at http://themoneytimes.com Kaspersky: Indian gamers faced 2,07,245 malware attacks this year http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131217/kaspersky-indian-gamers-faced-207245-malware-attacks-year-id-1701713757.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kaspersky Labs always have the habit of updating the world about how and where online hackers and other criminal sources try to target people using the internet. This Russian Company has now revealed a new report that states how hackers lure the online gamers by using a malware that is tailor made to suit their demographic. The report states that gamers who use the PC to play games across the world have faced numerous attacks in 2013 and in India, over 2,07,245 have been attacked.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/kaspersky-logo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="165" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Kaspersky Labs states it has found 4.6 million malware so far that were focused on gaming and the total number of such attacks that gamers face each day is about 11.7 million. This means on an average 34,000 gaming malware attacks are happening every day. The Malware are usually targeted at games like Minecraft, which is a popular option in the recent times. </p> <p>The lab reports arrive with a few recommendations for online game lovers to be aware of some precautions. The computer security company said that gamers who are planning to use the <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701713692">Sony PlayStation 4</a> or PS4, which is to be launched in India this week, have to be extra careful. The company also cautioned those who are going to use Microsoft Xbox One that would hit the Indian markets next year. </p> <p>However, the worst scenario was faced by online gamers of Russia as the hackers have made exactly 88,13,050 attempts to infect such online games in 2013. The second place finds Vietnam that has recorded 5,03,947 attacks this year and China is on the third position with about 3,76,058 attempts of attack. India ranks fourth on the list and these numbers are expected to grow more as many people have begun to show interest in such online gaming experience. </p> <p>The Russian Co. Kaspersky Labs also warn that the major hacker threats arrive through pirated games that are usually available in online forums and also through the online gaming accounts that are prone to phishing attacks. </p> cyber attacks India Indian gamers Kaspersky malware malware attacks Microsoft XBox online online gamers Sony PS4 Technology Technology Top Story Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:38:57 +0000 dhivya 1701713757 at http://themoneytimes.com Aakash maker Datawind introduces three low priced PocketSurfer phablets http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131214/datawind-maker-akash-introduces-three-low-priced-pocketsurfer-phablets-id-170171-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701713427">Datawind</a>, which offered ultra cheap tablets under the name “Aakash”, has now made its foray into the smartphone segment. Datawind on Thursday launched three phablets that fall under the low priced range and are offered under the latest brand name known as PocketSurfer. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/datawind_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These three smartphones are called as PocketSurfer 5X, PocketSurfer 5C+ and PocketSurfer 3G5. They are priced at Rs. 3,499, Rs. 4,999 and Rs. 6,499 respectively and are available with dual SIM facility. </p> <p>Of these three, the PocketSurfer 5X is the most affordable one and is also supported with the dual SIM feature. This phone operates on Linux Operating System, which makes it an impressive choice. This also means that this phablet can offer a new whiff of look when compared to other low priced Android phones that already exist in the market. </p> <p><strong>About PocketSurfer 5X:</strong><br /> The PocketSurfer 5X flaunts a 5 inch QVGA display which is fairly large that supports Cortex – A8, VGA front camera, 1 GHz chip and has a promising talk time of 3 hours. However, there are no details about the storage capacity of this phone. This phone also offers a day’s standby time and its dimension in terms of height X width X thickness is 153 X 78 X 10.5. Other features of this phone are micro SD card slot, micro USD port, FM radio and Bluetooth. </p> <p><strong>About PocketSurfer 5C+:</strong><br /> Datawind’s PocketSurfer 5C+ arrives with Android 4.0 and is 2G enabled. This phablet is 10.6 mm in thickness and is equipped with features such as 1 GHz Cortex A9 chipset, rear camera with 2 mega pixel, WiFi, capacitive touch screen of 5 inches, VGA front camera, FM radio, Bluetooth, Micro USB port and Micro SD card slot. </p> <p><strong>About PocketSurfer 3G5:</strong><br /> PocketSurfer 3G5 is the expensive one among the trio and has a modem that is in-built and operates using Cortex A7 processor 1.2 GHZ dual core. The phone also has a 5 inch display, front VGA camera and also provides a talk time of 4 hours. It also has WVGA screen, GSM EDGE, Bluetooth and WiFi. </p> Akash Android phones Datawind Gadgets India low priced phablets PocketSurfer PocketSurfer 3G5 PocketSurfer 5C+ PocketSurfer 5X smartphones Technology Top Story Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:04:32 +0000 dhivya 1701713754 at http://themoneytimes.com Moto G makes early debut in U.S. http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131127/moto-g-makes-early-debut-us-id-1701713731.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Its Thanksgiving time in U.S. and the consumer spending will be touching the skies. And probably no company would want to lose on an opportunity of making bucks in this<br /> <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20131125/americans-not-keen-spending-unless-there-are-discounts-id-1701713726.html">holiday shopping season</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Moto%20G%20makes%20early%20debut%20in%20U.S..jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Motorola Mobility apparently faced a similar situation too. Its Moto G smartphone, the cheaper version of the Moto X handset, went up for sale on Tuesday in the US, almost a month before its scheduled January 2014 launch.</p> <p>"We were always gearing up for a big first quarter, but we think we'll have success this quarter as well," Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, said.</p> <p>The latest and the more-affordable version of the smartphone is now available on the company’s website Motorola.com. It is currently available without contract in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, UK, Germany, France and Canada. However, the phone will be available in over 30 countries with 60 partners by early next year, the company officials said.</p> <p>The device runs only on GSM networks and is ship completely unlocked. It is available in two variants – while the 8GB smartphone costs for $179, the 16GB variant is priced at $199. </p> <p>Moto G currently runs on the Android 4.3 Jellybean technology. However, it can be advanced to KitKat starting early next year.</p> <p>The device fashions a 4.5-inch HD display screen and is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Its design, similar to the Moto X, features a curved back and touts various back cover shades.</p> <p>Moto G, which is already available in a few South American and European markets, has faced its share of criticism. While the critics feel that the phone would reasonably appeal budget-minded consumers, it might not be the best buy.</p> <p>"Is the G the best phone you can buy? No, it's not," David Rigg, a critic writer wrote on the representative review in Engadget. "You won't win any National Geographic competitions with the camera, and the amount of on-board storage is a concern when there's no microSD expansion slot. The lack of LTE, too, is sure to put off customers who would've jumped at the handset otherwise. We'll have to wait and see whether any other phone makers can respond to the G and address what's missing, but for now, it stands alone." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google’s Moto G, the cheaper version of the Moto X handset, made a surprise debut in the US, far ahead of its early January 2014 debut. </p> </div> </div> </div> 4.5-inch HD display screen Android 4.3 Jellybean Business cheap smartphone GSM networks holiday shopping season January 2014 debut KitKat Moto G Moto X Motorola Mobility Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor Smartphone Technology Thanksgiving Top Story United States Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:05:11 +0000 Jamie Anderson 1701713731 at http://themoneytimes.com 10 Best Gadget Gifts For The Gadget lover In You http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131126/10-best-gadget-gifts-gadget-lover-you-id-1701713729.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>During this holiday season, gadgets grab the top place on the wish list. According to the consumer electronics association has estimated that about 74% of <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20131125/americans-not-keen-spending-unless-there-are-discounts-id-1701713726.html">holiday shoppers</a> would buy different type of consumer electronics this year. </p> <p>Though you might have an idea to gift a gadget to your loved one or buy yourself a cool gadget, you would have lots of confusion about which one to buy. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/iii.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/93164"><strong>iPhone</strong></a> :<br /> This has become one among the crazy gadgets that people love to have their hands on. Though it is not reasonably priced ones, the innovative features such as the high quality graphics, sound quality, large display, crystal clear camera etc are some of the best features that make it a good one among the mass.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/97069"><strong>iPad Air</strong></a> :<br /><br /></p> <p>The iPad tab has a sleek look that makes it look lighter and thinner with a fairly big screen. No wonder the iPad finds a place in the top 10 best gadgets of the year. You can pamper yourself with this gadget or if you have a tight budget, you can find <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701712519">mini iPad</a> at much lower prices.<br /><br /><br /> <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/92330"><strong>Xbox gaming console</strong></a> :<br /><br /></p> <p>When you are a gamer, you will love to lay your hands on this next generation gaming console. The array of new games it offers would have all hooked up to it. You can find good deals that many brands sell in the market today. <br /><br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/tags/play-station-3"><strong>Play station</strong></a> :<br /><br /></p> <p>This console focuses heavily on the next generation gaming experiencing that allows you to share game footage with fellow players or loved ones. There are many variants of play stations that allows you to enjoy the games at your pace. <br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Ultra High Definition TV</strong>:<br /><br /></p> <p>When you are shopping for something that has cutting edge and need the next big thing in the television market then UHD TV is the right choice. These sets are good for people who need something fresh and new among home theatres.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701713678"><strong>Tablet</strong></a>:<br /><br /><br /> This is for the junkies who love to enjoy a breath taking display and need the advanced feel of operating a touch screen. <br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Plug in video device</strong>:<br /><br /></p> <p>This cute and trendy plug in device is just the size of USB that allows high streaming video device and is low priced. <br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Sports band</strong>:<br /><br /></p> <p>This is a perfect gift this year as it can help you stay updated of time, calories, pace and distance when you wear it on your wrist. <br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Laptops</strong>:<br /><br /></p> <p>When you are on the lookout of a best gift as a gadget, laptops are a great choice as it can offer immense power and function than the tablet.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Desktops</strong>:<br /><br /></p> <p>This gadget is highly effective enough for those who are willing to enjoy good screen size and appealing visibility. <br /><br /></p> gadget gifts holiday Technology Technology Top Story Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:49:37 +0000 dhivya 1701713729 at http://themoneytimes.com Ericsson Plans To Achieve 5.6 Billion Subscriptions In Smartphone By 2019 http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131112/ericsson-plans-achieve-56-billion-subscriptions-smartphone-2019-id-1701713706.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The number of Smartphone users have risen considerably that they have exceeded the use of conventional handsets. The recent study by Ericsson, the telecoms hardware maker shows that increased use of smart phone devices has led to 55% increase in mobile subscriptions within the 9 months this year. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/eric.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="185" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Multinational Company based in Sweden reckons that during the first three quarters this year about 4.5 billion people opted for mobile prescription. This implies that even if a person has two subscriptions in his name as he has two different Smartphone subscriptions or a dual SIM, it would add up to the huge number. The estimates made by Ericsson also states that during the third quarter of this year, 2013, about 113 million subscriptions were made. </p> <p>In addition, the company also estimated that over 150 million people had opted for a mobile broadband plan. This indicates that a rise of 40% this year when compared to last year. Ericsson aims high when it comes to offering internet with high speed for mobile as it expects a considerable welcome among Smartphone users. </p> <p>The supplier of Telco has predicted that by the year 2019, over 9.3 billion subscriptions for the mobile would happen and dreams that over 5.6 billion users with Smartphone handsets would also be among them. The population of the world today is 7.1 billion. </p> <p>Douglas Gilstrap, Strategy Head, Vice President, Sony Ericsson said that the uptake of Smartphone is happening at a rapid pace and it would take been a phenomenal one which would continue even in the future. He also boasted that to reach the first billion of subscriptions for Smartphones, it has taken over five years but to reach the two billion mark, he was sure that it would not take more than two years.</p> <p>The forecasts of Ericsson also made it clear that mobile coverage has become a necessity these days and will grow even further by the last of this decade. The company also expects that over 90% of the population would have 3G connectivity and 65% would reach out to LTE networks of next generation by the year 2019. It also predicts that the growth in the area of smartphones would rev up the demand for bandwidth, which would trigger the increase of traffic of annual data to more than 10 Exabytes in 2019. </p> 2019 5.6 Billion Ericsson Smartphone Subscriptions Technology Technology Top Story Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:04:51 +0000 dhivya 1701713706 at http://themoneytimes.com Astounding Jailbreak Iphone 5 iOS 7.0.3 Hits The Market! http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131108/astounding-jailbreak-iphone-5-ios-703-hits-market-id-1701713698.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Market is flushed with updated jailbreak as well as the unlock tools that permit you to open your <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701713592">iOS 7</a>, iOS 7.0.3 and iOS 7.0.2 devices from their technical manacles. The people who are using an iPad that runs on Apple’s iOS 7 firmware, iPod touch or an <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701712153">iPhone 5</a>, <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701712578">4S</a>, <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/118168">4</a>,<a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/12170">3GS</a>, then you have a good news!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/jailbr.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>David, along with his team, has been able to release an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, 4S or 3Gs iOS 7.0.3 devices that excludes the Apple TV, third-generation. </p> <p>If you want to Jailbreak and also Unlock your iOS 7 iPhone, then you can visit their official website www. Unlock-Jailbreak. net</p> <p>The hard work of David and his team has made them to offer the most desired updates in their tool. It was originally released last October. This is the first updated tool that was behind jail breaking of iOS 7iPhone. </p> <p>This GUI tool that is very simple to use. This tool allows you to incorporate the essential important files and documents inside their device. This helps you to enjoy from the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 as well as 4S iOS 7.0.3.</p> <p>If you are now using an iOS 7 device for some purpose, then go through the full details to know the ways to use the Unlock-Jailbreak.net app. </p> <p>The iOS 7 and 7.0.3 untethered tools are considered as old yet easy to use option according to the jailbreak community. It is for sure that several other groups are getting in touch with the rest of jailbreak utilities as well. The team of David always offers useful alterations to the tools for iOS users that are iconic in nature for the purpose of liberating these heavily restricted devices.</p> <p>Even if few updates are simple house updates or scanty bug fixes, this latest version, 0.9.12b1 exploits the iOS 7.0.3 jailbreak untethered for iPhone5 perfectly.</p> <p>The fruit company’s newest and utmost firmware variety hasn't detected that much bugs previously, but the limitless jailbreak competences proves that numerous users would have been able to experience optimum performance, until now.</p> David Gadgets iphone users Jailbreak Iphone 5 iOS 7.0.3 latest Market Technology Top Story United States Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:17:03 +0000 dhivya 1701713698 at http://themoneytimes.com HTC One Max unveiled with 5.9in screen, fingerprint scanner http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20131015/htc-one-max-unveiled-59in-screen-fingerprint-scanner-id-1701713648.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following months of speculations and image leaks on the net, the Taiwanese phonemaker's has unveiled its fingerprint reading phablet the HTC One Max. The Android-powered One Max scheduled to roll out at a press conference in China on Tuesday was announced a day earlier than planned.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/htc1_2701611c.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Fingerprint scanner</strong><br /> The handset is a supersized version of its award-winning HTC One handset. HTC's newest phone packs a biometric fingerprint scanner for beefed up security much like the feature that debuted on Apple's new <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/93164">iPhone 5S</a> launched in September.</p> <p>However, unlike the 5S, the reader is positioned on the rear panel of the device under the camera. The fingerprint reader can launch up to three favorite apps, each activated by a different finger.</p> <p>"The fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favourite applications by assigning an individual finger to each," HTC said in a statement.</p> <p><strong>Other features</strong><br /> The HTC One Max comes with a 5.9-inch fill HD display and has a metallic design similar to its 4.7-inch stablemate.It measures 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm and weighs in at a hefty 217 grams.</p> <p>The phone is powered by a 2.3GHz qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series quad-core processor, with a more powerful 3300 mAh battery. It runs <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130702/leaked-android-43-screenshots-reveal-several-changes-id-1701713283.html">Android 4.3 Jelly Bean</a> with HTC's Sense 5.5 user interface.</p> <p>The Max also has a microSD card slot for expandable memory and includes space for a 64 gigabyte SD card. It will be available in 16GB and 32 GB versions. The device will offer the same UltraPixel rear facing camera that the standard HTC One has. There is also a front facing 2.0 Megapixel camera for video calling support.</p> <p>“The addition of the HTC One Max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One max is certainly no exception,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The upgrade to HTC Sense 5.5 will provide our most amazing mobile experience yet, with the HTC One Max delivering the size and power required to do everything you want, and more, without compromise.”</p> <p>According to sources, the Glacial Silver One Max will be available in the UK via Vodafone from Friday 18 October, before being offered by other operators and outlets. Buzz has it the handset will carry a price tag of around £49 to £47 on contract. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The handset is a supersized version of its award-winning HTC One handset.</p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Fingerprint scanner Gadgets HTC One Max Technology Top Story unveiled with 5.9in screen Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:40:56 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701713648 at http://themoneytimes.com