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First look: Apple iWork


BARCELONA: Microsoft’s Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google’s Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what’s often overlooked is Apple’s iWork. Last fall, the iWork applications ...

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Flipboard buys Zite, will shut it down


NEW DELHI: The company behind Flipboard, a popular app that pulls in content from various sources on the web and serves them to users in a magazine-style format on a phone or tablet, announced on Wednesday that it was buying ...

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Meteorite on Earth another proof of water on Mars: Nasa scientists


WASHINGTON: After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, Nasa scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water. “The Red Planet is revealing the presence of ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 price drops to Rs 30,000


NEW DELHI: In less than a week of Samsungunveiling its flagship smartphone Galaxy S5, the price of its predecessor Galaxy S4 has dropped nearly Rs 10,000, and it is now selling for about Rs 30,000 online in India. The device was ...

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Nasty LinkedIn rejection goes viral


When you’re a city’s “Communicator of the Year” and have hailed yourself as a “passionate advocate” for job-seekers, you probably ought not blast one of those job-seekers in a snide, dismissive e-mail. Because the Internet hates that sort of thing. ...

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A case for Android, iOS rivals

Android-iOS rivals

BARCELONA: When it comes to smartphones, consumers have an array of choices from Appleto… well, Android. The impression you get stepping into most phone carriers’ showrooms is that the programmers behind Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are driving most of the innovation in smartphones. You’ll ...

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Phone makers look to India, China for growth


BARCELONA: Here’s the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various internet services. How do you grow from there? Companies from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few ...

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Why Brazil is a tricky market for Indian IT


BANGALORE: Brazil’s promise as a market as well as a nearshore delivery location for Indian IT companies remains largely unfulfilled as the country struggles with economic and political uncertainty. Brazil, once seen as one of the fastest growing emerging economies, is fighting ...

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BlackBerry Z10 price slashed to Rs 17,990


NEW DELHI: BlackBerry Z10, the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, has received a big price cut and is now available at a price point of Rs 17,990 under a limited period offer part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of BlackBerry’s foray in the ...

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