Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2022

Tech

Apple shows off iPad Air, iPad Mini

DHAKA: Apple has unveiled a top-of-the-range tablet called the iPad Air that is 20% thinner than the previous version.The 9.7in (24.6cm) computer is 7.5mm (0.3in) thick and weighs 1lb (469g), which the firm claims is the lightest full-sized tablet on the market.It is powered by the same

British PM blasts Facebook over beheading videos

DHAKA: British prime minister David Cameron on Tuesday condemned Facebook as ‘irresponsible’ after the social networking site lifted its ban on users posting videos of beheadings.Cameron said ‘worried parents’ needed to hear an explanation from the US-based website.‘It’s

German state bans student-teacher contact on Facebook

DHAKA: A German state has banned Facebook contact between students and teachers, citing the social media network’s storage of personal data for commercial purposes.Teachers chatting with students online and giving them access to photos and personal information also jeopardises

Nokia launches first tablet, new large screen smartphones

DHAKA: Nokia, whose handset division is to be acquired by Microsoft, launched its first-ever tablet computer in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.The Windows 10-inch screen tablet, Lumia 2520, was one of six devices unveiled, including two so-called ‘phablets’, large screen smartphones.The Nokia

Major piracy site to be shut down

DHAKA: IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement.The site`s owner, Canadian Gary Fung, has agreed to pay $110m (£68m) to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).MPAA chairman Chris Dodd said the move

Apple expected to rev up iPad line

DHAKA: Apple is expected to rev up its iPad line on Tuesday as the tablet market heats up with competition from devices powered by software from Google and Microsoft.Analysts agree that iPads will star at an invitation-only event being held in San Francisco on the cusp of the prime

HTC fingerprint phone unveiled

DHAKA: HTC has announced its latest handset a day earlier than planned after its details leaked on to the net.The Android-powered One Max - which includes a fingerprint scanner and a 5.9in (15cm) screen - had been scheduled to be unveiled at a press conference in China on Tuesday.The

Google to sell users’ endorsements

DHAKA: Those long-forgotten posts on social networks, from the pasta someone photographed to the rant about her dentist, are forgotten no more. Social networks want to make them easier to find, and in some cases, to show them in ads. Google on Friday announced that it would soon be able

Apple to bring iPhone 5s, 5c from 25 Oct

DHAKA: Apple announced it will expand sales of the new iPhone 5s and 5c smartphones to over 25 more countries from 25 October.The list includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Malware mastermind suspect arrested

DHAKA: Russian police have reportedly arrested a man on suspicion of masterminding two infamous hacking tools.He is suspected of being the man behind the alias Paunch - the nickname used by the creator of the Blackhole and Cool exploit kits, sold to cybercriminals to infect web users with

Galaxy Round with curved display unveiled

DHAKA: Samsung has unveiled its first smartphone featuring a curved display. The Samsung Galaxy Round is equipped with a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled display that curves slightly to fit the shape of the hand. The curved design integrates features such as the Roll Effect that enables user

New Apple iPads on Oct 22

DHAKA: Apple intends to introduce its latest line-up of iPads on October 22, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources familiar with the company’s plans as saying, meaning Apple would be updating its tablets in time for holiday shopping.New versions of the iPad, which will go up against

iPhone 6 to have 4.8-inch screen

iPhone 5S is making waves in the market, notching up record sales in the first weekend. However, the real game changer from Apple may still be in the offing.Apple is said to be working on an iPhone with a 4.8-inch screen, a 20% increase in screen size from the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and

GP launches 3G at Bashundhara

DHAKA: Grameenphone launched Third Generation (3G) mobile-phone services for its customers of Basundhara and Baridhara area on commercial basis on Tuesday.3G was launched flying balloons in front of Bashundhara Industrial Park in Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital.The launching

iPhone 5c now selling for just $45

DHAKA: A little more than two weeks after it first went on sale for $99, Apple`s colorful new iPhone 5c is already on the bargain racks.First Best Buy rolled out a promotion on Thursday to offer the Apple iPhone 5C for $50, and now RadioShack and Walmart have announced similar price cuts

Adobe security breach

DHAKA: Adobe has confirmed that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen during a “sophisticated” cyber attack on its website.The attackers accessed encrypted customer passwords and payment card numbers, the company said.But it does not believe decrypted debit or

Dell’s latest Venue tablets shun Windows RT system

DHAKA: Dell has opted not to release a Windows RT device among its latest line-up of tablets and laptops.The US manufacturer had been the last to support the operating system other than its creator, Microsoft.Dell said the software had failed to “resonate” with its customers because

Bangladesh can show India way in 3G

DHAKA: Absurd as it may seem, Bangladesh might soon lead India in the adoption of 3G: the spectrum is cheaper, 3G networks are ready to be rolled out and smart phones are more keenly priced.Bangladesh held its first 3G spectrum auction in September.  This was a much-awaited event, but

Airtel launches 3G service

DHAKA: Airtel Bangladesh Limited, one of the fastest growing mobile services providers in Bangladesh and a concern of Bharti Airtel Limited, has launched Third Generation (3G) internet packages for its valued subscribers.Posts and Telecommunications Minister Shahara Khatun inaugurated the

Investors want Bill Gates to step down

DHAKA: Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter.While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure