Venkatesh Kumar

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How the NSA, GCHQ and crooks can hack mobile apps

On Monday, the latest Edward Snowden leaks revealed GCHQ and the National Security Agency were targeting specific mobile applications in their …

The real reasons Apple's 64-bit A7 chip makes sense

Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.<p>Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when …

iPhone

Google's Play Music All Access adds genre-based radio stations

Roughly four months after launching its Google Play Music All Access service, Google is now letting subscribers create custom listening stations based on genre. It may come as a surprise, but somehow the Play Music app hadn't offered this feature before yesterday's update; users only had the option …

iPhone 5S and 5C launch: Apple banks on fingertip scanner and colour

It used to be the ultimate crime scene clue. Now Apple has transformed the fingerprint into a key to unlock the wealth of personal information that is stored on the iPhone.<p>The company's new flagship 5S model, the more expensive of two 4G handsets unveiled at its headquarters on Tuesday night, goes …

Google teams up with edX to create the YouTube for online education

Google's big list of open source projects just grew by one -- the company has introduced a new online learning platform called MOOC.org. Despite the name, it's not a website about cows -- MOOC stands for "massive open online courses," and it's a product of the marriage between Mountain View and …

Nokia's interim CEO addresses the 'next 150 years'

Microsoft might be buying Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion, but the company will live on focused on mapping and network technologies. Interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa is upbeat about the changes, and believes "this is the beginning of the next 150 years of Nokia’s story." The Finnish company may …

21 Awesome Features Missing from the New iPhone

The new iPhones with iOS7 are packed, nay <i>packed</i> with amazing new features, colors, camera abilities, software doodads, and more. They're nothing short of miraculous hunks of modern tech gloriousness. But they're also, shockingly, missing a few key features we'd really like to see in future models. …

Rumor: Google to Unveil A New Nexus Device by The End of This Year

Look what we have here. We all had a pretty good idea that Google will unveil the new Nexus 5 by the end of this year. There is no official news as …

Gear & Gadgets

Moto X or LG G2? Why specs alone aren't enough to decide

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice on buying a new Google Android smartphone. And she suggests checking out the features and feel of the device over the specs when choosing your next high-end phone.<p>It seems like every week a new smartphone is introduced. …

Phones

iPad Air review

The original iPad Air told us all we needed to know about Apple's changed approach to tablets – with a 43% thinner bezel and a 28% lighter body than …