NEW YORK - It is time to look at your smartphone, not to check amy message or email but how old it is. According to media reports, popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones by the end of 2016 unless they are upgraded. WhatsApp, with more than one billion monthly users, was phasing out compatibility with older phones in a technology upgrade, The Mirror reported on Saturday.
NEW YORK - Hemanth Joseph, a Kerala-based security researcher, has identified a bug running in iOS 10.1 version of Apple's operating system that allowed him to bypass the activation lock on an iPad. The activation lock in Apple's iPhone or iPad is hard for someone other than owner of the device to hack and set it up as a new device. Joseph bypassed activation lock in a locked iPad by discovering a weakness in the device...
CHICAGO - Even as broader uncertainty looms over the fate of the H1B visas under the incoming Donald Trump administration, some recent changes by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) make them friendlier to those already on them. The USCIS will now allow terminated H1B visa holders a grace period of 60 days to either leave or sort out their paperwork for new jobs. Although the existing rules did not...
LONDON-Harish Manwani (62), chairman of Hindustan Unilever Ltd , is in the reckoning to take on the chairmanship of Tata group where a battle rages between ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry and Tata Sons, the holding company of the Mumbai-based over $ 100-billion conglomerate. According to British channel Sky News, Manwani is being lined up as a possible successor to Cyrus Mistry, who was ousted last month.
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LOS ANGELES, CA –The Indian-American community has been left high and dry after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise move to demonetize Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes on Nov 8. Confusion prevails as they are left struggling to convert any old currency they might have. The State Bank of India,
MUMBAI - Industry insiders are betting on half a dozen senior personalities to fill in for Cyrus Mistry, the outgoing chairman of the Tata Group. Indra Nooyi of Pepsi, Arun Sarin, former Vodafone CEO, Noel Tata of Tata International, N Chandras-ekaran, TCS CEO, Ishaat Hussain and B. Muthuraman both from Tata Group could be the contenders to replace Cyrus Mistry as the group’s new chairman, say experts.
WASHINGTON - India, since it is growing much faster as compared to the rest of the world, has become natural recipient of a higher level of foreign direct investment (FDI), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "India has become far more aspirational than ever before. So compared to the rest of the world, we are doing much better," Jaitley, who is here attending the annual fall meeting of the International Monetary Fund...
NEW YORK - Five Indian-Americans figure among America's 400 richest people, in a list again headed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, according to the survey by Forbes magazine. Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani, co-founders of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat, Syntel's Neerja Desai, airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal, entrepreneur John Kapoor and Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram figure...
SAN FRANCISCO - A court has ordered Apple to pay $302.4 million to Nevada-based patent holding and security software company VirnetX for "infringing two patents related to Apple's FaceTime communication application". According to a report in Ars Technica, the jury in Tyler, Texas, found that the Cupertino-based tech giant "infringed on two patents related to its FaceTime video conferencing application".
LOS ANGELES - A U.S.-based company has created the world's first smart real-flame candle that can be lit, extinguished and controlled using a smartphone, eliminating the need for matches or other fire starte .Using Wi-Fire technology, the new smart candle addresses safety and aesthetic concerns, resulting in a safer approach to burning candles that delivers increased peace of mind and enjoyment to users.