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AT&T to lock Apple’s universal SIM card on new iPads to its network

Last week, Apple had revealed - while unveiling its new iPads - that the cellular-capable versions of the latest iPad models will be equipped with a universal SIM card which will facilitate users in switching between competing networks. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile had signed up to support the... read more

Google CEO hands over a new tranche of responsibilities to Sundar Pichai

According to a Re/code report, Google CEO Larry Page apparently sent out a memo on Friday afternoon that Sundar Pichai - the company's chief of Android and Chrome - will be handed over some additional responsibilities, along with his present job duties.

The technology news site revealed... read more

FCC postpones spectrum-incentive auction from mid-2015 to early 2016

On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed in an announcement that it has decided to delay the much-anticipated auction of TV airwaves for mobile use till early 2016.

The spectrum-incentive auction - in which TV broadcasters will sell airwaves to mobile carriers... read more

Amazon’s new Kindle Voyage e-reader available for pre-order starting at $199

In a recent announcement, online retail giant Amazon has revealed that its fantastic new ebook reader - the Amazon Kindle Voyage - is now available for pre-order. The cost of the new Kindle Voyage is $199 for the Wi-Fi version with Special Offers; and an additional $70 for the 3G cellular model... read more

Apple launches its Apple Pay mobile payment service

The launch of the Apple Pay mobile payment system on Monday, October 20, has virtually turned Apple's latest iPhone 6 handset into a credit card; giving the owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets the ability to buy items at a number of retail stores.

The Apple Pay service has... read more

Sprint Corporation announces 452 Layoffs at Kansas Headquarters

In a bid to control the operating costs of the company, Sprint Corporation, third largest US Carrier, is likely to lay off more of its workforce in near future. This job cut will start with the company's Overland Park, Kansas headquarters, where the company has announced 452 layoffs.

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FBI Director says automatic data encryption could hurt criminal investigations

Addressing a gathering at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey warned that criminal investigations will be affected by automatic data encryption measures which bigwig tech companies
- like Apple and Google - are adding to their devices and operating... read more

Energy major Chevron to accept Apple Pay mobile payment system

In a recent announcement, Chevron Corp. - the second-biggest oil company in the US - has revealed that it will soon be accepting Apple's new Apple Pay mobile payment system.

The announcement implies that Chevron is the latest company partnering Apple for the Apple Pay platform. Already,... read more

Walmart slashes the cost of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

On Friday, retail giant Walmart told CNET that it has slashed the prices of Apple's newly-unveiled next-generation iPads - the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. Both the new iPad models were introduced by Apple at a Thursday event in California.

According to the new iPad price-cut related... read more

Hackers claim to have accessed 6,937,081 Dropbox accounts; publish “teaser” of username-password pairs

An anonymous hacking outfit has recently claimed that it has gained access to 6,937,081 Dropbox accounts; and that a "teaser" of 400 username-password pairs has been published on Pastebin anonymous information-sharing site.

The username-passwords pairs published by the unnamed hacker... read more

Elon Musk voices concerns about possible destructive power of artificial intelligence

During the course of an on-stage conversation at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Elon Musk - the billionaire CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX - voiced his worries about the possible destructive power of artificial intelligence (AI).

Despite the fact... read more

Carl Icahn to send open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on October 9

In a post on the Twitter microblogging site on Wednesday, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said that he will send an "interesting" open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday. In a tweet via his handle @Carl_C_Icahn, the high networth investor said in a cryptic note posted on Twitter... read more

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