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iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

HIGHLIGHTS Tapping five times also presents emergency call option Apple tipped to include face detection feature on upcoming iPhone New feature has been discovered by users on iOS 11 public beta User privacy is an important issue for Apple and the company has previously gone to great lengths to prove this thing. With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature ... Read More »

Foxconn to Build 3 Ancillary Facilities as Part of Wisconsin LCD Campus

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the US state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020. Foxconn, which makes electronics under contract for clients such as Apple, announced its $10 billion plan at the White House in July, ... Read More »

Western Digital CEO Said to Be in Japan to Finalise Toshiba Chip Deal

HIGHLIGHTS WD to finalise agreement to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business The group and Toshiba aim to announce a deal by August 31 Some senior Toshiba executives had initially balked at WD’s offer Western Digital’s chief executive is in Tokyo to finalise an agreement to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business, ending months of dispute over the auction, a person familiar with ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Devices Claimed to Be Misrepresented as ‘Waterproof’ in New Lawsuit

HIGHLIGHTS Sony allegedly misrepresented water-resistance capabilities The company will need to settle with court again on December 1 The lawsuit seeks extension of warranty A US federal court in New York on Friday preliminarily approved a nationwide class action settlement against Sony regarding waterproof capabilities offered by certain Xperia smartphones and tablets. The class action lawsuit against the Japanese company alleges that it sold ... Read More »

Jio Phone Bookings: How to Check Jio Phone Booking Status Online and Offline

The Jio Phone booking process was suspended roughly a day and a half after it started on August 24, likely leaving a lot of prospective buyers out in the cold. Of course, they will have the opportunity to book Jio Phone when the process starts again, though the company has not yet confirmed when it will open next. For those who were able to ... Read More »

DSSSB move to recruit 9,000 teachers in Delhi govt schools put on hold

The recruitment of around 9,000 teachers to the Delhi’s government schools has been put on hold by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, following the AAP government’s insistence that the work experience of guest teachers be given weightage in the process. The decision comes a day before the candidates could start applying online for the posts advertised by the Delhi Subordinate Services ... Read More »

Wearable Tech Market To Grow

Image: iStock Wearable tech is still finding its feet in the market. While there are some clear use-cases such as in health and exercise for smartwatches, and in security in the case of cameras, there’s still quite a bit of scepticism when it comes to many of the devices on the market. Despite that lack of clear use-cases, Gartner forecasts ... Read More »

Hyundai scrappage scheme – How to get £5,000 off YOUR new car

Hyundai is offering drivers up to £5,000 under their new petrol and diesel scrappage scheme Hyundai has launched a new scrappage scheme in a bid to encourage UK drivers to remove old polluting cars off the road. Much like Ford’s scrappage scheme the South Korean car manufacturer is allowing drivers to trade in both petrol and diesel models. UK motorists can bag ... Read More »

[Deal Alert] Sony MDR1000X noise canceling Bluetooth headphones down to $298 ($102 off)

Over-ear Bluetooth headphones are a dime a dozen these days, but great ones that also offer noise canceling and high-quality audio are few and far between. Sony’s MDR-1000X is one of these but its $399.99 price is enough to give anyone pause. However, it’s now being discounted $102 thus making it $298, its lowest price yet. The MDR-1000X is often ... Read More »

WhatsApp Text Status Gets a Colourful Update, Now Rolling Out to iPhones, Android Phones

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp for iPhone version bumped to 2.17.50 The feature is still not live for all users Both Android and iPhone users are getting this feature After testing it in beta for a while, WhatsApp has finally introduced coloured text statuses to its Android and iPhone apps. This feature was first introduced by Facebooklate last year on its Android app first, allowing its users to ... Read More »