Shashank Kalanithi

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Network Rail executives awarded 17% salary bonuses

<b>Network Rail's top five executives have been awarded bonuses equivalent to 17% of their annual salaries.</b><p>Chief executive David Higgins will get an extra £99,082 on top of his salary of £577,000.<p>The executives could have got 60% of their salary, but missing punctuality targets means they lost out on …

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World Health Organization chief says Middle Eastern virus is 'threat to the entire world'

The head of the World Health Organization is raising the alarm for health officials on an emerging deadly Middle Eastern virus. In her closing speech at the organization's annual international meeting in Switzerland yesterday, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said: "looking at the overall global …

Tim Cook says Apple has 'no religious issue' against making apps for Android

Could Apple one day develop apps for Android? The very notion seems blasphemous, but in one of his most surprising answers on stage at D11, Tim Cook said his company is at least open to the idea. During an audience Q&A session, Cook was asked if bringing iCloud to other operating systems would be a …

Apple CEO hints that iOS could open up to more third-party customization

During the D11 conference this evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was pressed on the fact that Apple's software is more closed in comparison to other platforms such as Android, and admitted that the company could be softening on that stance — to a degree. "On the general topic of opening up APIs, I think …

Someone got punk’d: iPad Maxi rumor is hilariously making the rounds

There are certain crazy rumors that begin with a wholly unreliable source, then take on a life of their own as they get repeated around the web. Meet the ‘iPad Maxi’ …<p>Ok, the image is a satire, but Korean website <i>ET News</i> really is suggesting that Apple intends to launch a 12.9-inch iPad with this …

How Apple’s iPhone Could Be Best Again

The iPhone 5 is the best mobile phone ever made, in my opinion. And the iOS platform has the best mobile apps.<p>Unfortunately, this doesn’t add up to the best phone experience anymore.<p>What Apple lacks is the best experience with using Internet-based services. And Apple will fall much further behind …

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Microsoft lies and cheats to portray advantage in tablet ads

<i>Optical illusions? The iPad screen on the left is actually bigger</i><p>Earlier today Microsoft unleashed its second ad in what appears to be a new campaign focusing on directly comparing iPad to Windows 8 tablets side-by-side– not unlike Apple’s own very successful ‘Get a Mac’ campaign. However, it …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

iOS 7 wants: Actionable notifications and push interface

Notification Center debuted in iOS 5 and began transforming Apple's old, unscalable, modal alert system into something less obtrusive and more …

Rumor: Cheaper iPhone is being tested in a plethora of colors, will be produced July-September

<i>Credit: Ferry Passchier</i><p>Japanese Blog Macotakara purports to have some interesting details on the plastic ‘low cost’ iPhone Apple is expected to release later this year. The site says that runs of colors Navy, Gold Orange, White and Gray are in one run of the device and White, Pink, Green, Blue and …