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Gartner forecasts 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015, set to reach 52 million TB

Jul 23, 2015 at 10:34 | Source: FirstPost

Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59 percent from 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million...

Connected cars conundrum: Security experts hack into moving car and seize control

Jul 22, 2015 at 12:27 | Source: FirstPost

A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks.Former National Security ...

Indian IT hardware market stands at $15.8 bn in FY15; phablets up 527%

Jul 20, 2015 at 13:11 | Source: FirstPost

PC market in the country has declined for the first time to 10.6 million units, falling over 10 per cent, on account of growing consumer preference for smartphones and tablets, industry body MAIT today said.According to MAIT-IMRB report, desktop and ...

How smartphones and tablets are changing the way users print, scan and manage documents

Jul 20, 2015 at 10:52 | Source: FirstPost

Driven by an explosion of smartphones and tablets, the landscape for printing, scanning, and document management is in the midst of profound and significant change. According to new global research covering six countries across three major regions fr...

We have better technology than Google, says Microsoft COO hinting at Google Apps customers

Jul 17, 2015 at 14:13 | Source: FirstPost

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner believes Google Apps customers need to be thrown a life preserver and be rescued. Speaking at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2015, Turner made clear the difference in beliefs of the two companies, explicitly bri...

In a first-of-its kind effort, IBM to ship travelling employees' breast milk home

Jul 16, 2015 at 15:31 | Source: FirstPost

In a first-of-its kind effort, IBM is planning to soon launch a service to help the company's working mothers ship breast milk home to their babies while they are on business trips."We are going to experiment with this and see how many women are...

The 50 first dates redux: Dentist leaves UK man with 90-minute memory

Jul 16, 2015 at 13:26 | Source: FirstPost

Imagine going to your dentist for a regular root canal. When you wake up, with the errant tooth out you have no recollection of where you are or even who you are. Sounds like a plot for a bad movie? Maybe a50 First Dates 2plot? Nope, it isn't.William...

The 50 first dates redux: This man's memory is wiped out every 90 minutes

Jul 16, 2015 at 07:25 | Source: FirstPost

Imagine going to your dentist for a regular root canal. When you wake up, with the errant tooth out you have no recollection of where you are or even who you are. Sounds like a plot for a bad movie? Maybe a50 First Dates 2plot? Nope, it isn't.William...

Hillary Clinton has no beef with Uber, aide says| Reuters

Jul 15, 2015 at 01:16 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton does not have a problem with ride service company Uber, a top aide said on Tuesday, but the candidate does have questions about what it and its sharing-economy peers mean for workers.Clinto...

In effort to push software revenue, BlackBerry names Cisco veteran Carl Wiese as global head of sales

Jul 14, 2015 at 09:58 | Source: FirstPost

BlackBerry Ltd named Carl Wiese as head of global sales, an appointment that comes at a critical juncture for the smartphone industry pioneer, which needs to spur top-line growth in order for its turnaround efforts to succeed.Wiese has spent the past...

Blackberry's two new domain names fuel Android Phone speculation

Jul 11, 2015 at 12:46 | Source: FirstPost

BlackBerry Ltd, which has been coy about its ambitions to make a mainstream Android smartphone, fueled more speculation about its plans this week when it scooped up two Android-related domain names.Several blog posts in the last two days have noted t...

AWS launches Device Farm, API Gateway for app developers

Jul 10, 2015 at 16:26 | Source: FirstPost

Amazon Web Services has announced AWS Device Farm -- a new service that helps mobile app developers securely test their apps on smartphones, tablets, and other devices to improve the quality of their Android and Fire OS apps.Developers can upload the...

The hierarchies of censorship: Iranian officials use banned social media

Jul 10, 2015 at 09:05 | Source: FirstPost

Tehran:They are among the world's most popular websites and are vital diplomatic channels for Iranian officials involved in the nuclear talks. Yet Twitter, Facebook and YouTube remain banned in Iran.While Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leads t...

Hierarchical censorship: Iranian officials use banned social media forums

Jul 10, 2015 at 08:50 | Source: FirstPost

Tehran:They are among the world's most popular websites and are vital diplomatic channels for Iranian officials involved in the nuclear talks. Yet Twitter, Facebook and YouTube remain banned in Iran.While Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leads t...

Do Microsofts Nokia job cuts signal its exit from the mobile biz?

Jul 09, 2015 at 10:58 | Source: FirstPost

Microsoft Inc's future in mobile devices likely hinges on the software maker's ability to convince developers to create apps for the phone version of Windows 10 after its ill-fated Nokia acquisition helped trigger 7,800 layoffs.The job cuts announcem...

Microsoft to cut 7,800 jobs as it attempts to revive Nokia

Jul 08, 2015 at 22:44 | Source: FirstPost

New York: Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business.The new cuts come on top of the 18,000 jobs that were trimmed last year and just over a year after the com...

Microsoft plans major job cuts: Report

Jul 08, 2015 at 12:23 | Source: FirstPost

Microsoft Corp plans to announce a new round of layoffs as early as today to cut costs further, the New York Times reported.The latest job cuts are in addition to the 18,000 jobs that Microsoft said it planned to cut a year ago, the newspaper said, c...

Worldwide device shipments to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015: Gartner

Jul 08, 2015 at 10:38 | Source: FirstPost

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5 percent increase from 2014 and down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.8 percent growth, according to...

Flipkart to follow the Myntra way: E-commerce giant to go app-only by September

Jul 07, 2015 at 22:44 | Source: FirstPost

Bengaluru: E-commerce major Flipkart will go the Myntra way, the company it had acquired last year, by operating only through mobile app from September.The company's chief product pfficer Punit Soni told employees at a "town hall" meeting l...

Now, Flipkart to log out of desktops, to go app-only by September

Jul 07, 2015 at 21:43 | Source: FirstPost

Bengaluru: E-commerce major Flipkart will go the Myntra way, the company it had acquired last year, by operating only through mobile app from September. The company's chief product pfficer Punit Soni told employees at a "town hall" mee...

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