Anika Rahman Akhi

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6 way-too-late attempts from the camera industry to compete with the iPhone

As proof of how far and how fast the camera giants have fallen, consider this: Apple is now running a crowdsourced marketing campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6” that showcases how the built-in camera capabilities of the iPhone 6 – combined with apps such as VSCO Cam or Instagram – can match or …

New China Billionaire Couple's Ysstech Soars Into Earnings Ratio Stratosphere

Tang Qiu, chairman of Shenzhen Ysstech Info-tech, and his wife last week joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires following gains in the share price of the Shenzhen-listed IT services business. It is also a stand-out among the group with nose-bleeding price-earnings ratios.<p>Ysstech listed at …

Apple's iOS is an illness, says new HTC ad

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Pharmaceutical advertising is almost as enjoyable as some of the diseases it makes up.<p>It's therefore difficult to mock something that is inherently funny in the first place.<p>However, HTC -- slightly renowned …

Someone got Android Wear running on Samsung's Gear 2 watch

Don't despair if you bought Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead -- there might be a solution in the works. <i>XDA</i> tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after four months of work. It's in a very rough state, …

Apps for the Apple Watch: a bumpy start

SAN FRANCISCO — There are thousands of apps for the new Apple Watch, but really, how many are really worth your time?<p>Well, as I've found after a few days with the new digital device, the truncated apps designed for the new interface can run really slowly and take quite some time to load. They can …

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Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing | Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.<p>The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in Espoo January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva<p>“Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated …

Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm

'We aren't perfect, but we are determined.'<p>Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal last month with a bunch of other famous musicians, making it an instant target for both praise and criticism. At first, it seemed capable of giving independent artists more control over their music, …

Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email

Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. <i>New York Times</i> sources understand that intruders who got into the White House's unclassified system managed to collect some of President Obama's email. They didn't compromise the account itself, and …

Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head

Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India. Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata.<p>Tata (pictured above with Xiaomi VP of global Hugo …

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7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $33!)

Christmas has come and gone, and there are undoubtedly plenty of people who didn’t get what they were hoping for this year from Santa. Don’t worry …

Prynt case turns your phone into a Polaroid-like instant camera

Inspired by the original Polaroid instant camera, the Prynt team wanted to recreate the experience of sharing physical photos like people did in …

Apps, Games, and Mobile Trends

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Facebook Video Is On Course To Steal YouTube's Crown

Facebook video is big and it’s getting bigger. For the first time, YouTube really needs to worry about losing its position as the king of online video.<p>Facebook video, which is relatively young in comparison to YouTube which launched in 2005, is now delivering 4 billion daily viewers. That’s up from …

Social Media

Apple Watch options: 54 combinations of case, band, size

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.Most models come in two …