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September 21, 2017 5:29 PM Amazon vs Flipkart Sales, Redmi Note 4 Deal, iPhone 8 Pre-Bookings on Jio, and More: Your 360 Daily

If you want to buy any gadget, now is probably the best time of the year. All ecommerce giants seem to be raining discounts down upon us, as we've seen from Flipkart Big Billion Days sale and the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. From iPhone 7 and AirPods to Android phones and accessories, lots of popular gadgets have received phenomenal discounts 4

September 21, 2017 9:11 AM Google bets anew on smartphones, pays US$1.1b for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones – its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure. The all-cash deal will see Google gain 2,000 HTC employees, roughly equivalent to one-fifth of the Taiwanese firm's 3

September 21, 2017 5:05 AM Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in US$1.1b deal

TAIPEI: Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive 3

September 20, 2017 7:36 AM Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi 4A to go on flash sale today on Amazon at 2PM and 6PM respectively

Amazon India is holding a four-days Great Indian sale which starts from September 21. But before that, there's a flash sale of Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A which is taking place today at 2PM and 6PM respectively, on both Amazon as well as company's own website Mi.com. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched in May this year. The smartphone sports a 5-inch screen 4

September 15, 2017 10:45 AM Google Brings Street View to Earth VR App

The Web giant recommends checking out places like AT&T Park in San Francisco, or the Old Port in Croatia, where you can see King's Landing from Game of Thrones. Scoping out a new place in Google Street View? Now you can check out the scene in virtual reality. Google on Thursday announced it is bringing Street View to Earth VR, its free app that works 4

September 12, 2017 1:21 PM Moto G4 Plus Bluetooth Share 7.0 Issue Gets an Unofficial Fix

A workaround has surfaced to temporarily fix an issue that appears to be affecting several Moto G4 Plus customers. A significant number of Moto G4 Plus users have complained of late that they are unable to access Bluetooth service on their smartphone, according to a report. The issue resides in how Google Play Protect, a security mechanism the Android-maker 8

September 12, 2017 2:02 AM Two in five people in Singapore actively stream pirated content: Study

SINGAPORE - Two in five people in Singapore are actively tuning in to pirated content, and many of them do so via media players that let them stream online content to their television sets. This finding comes from the latest study on piracy in Singapore, commissioned by the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa). Research firm Sycamore 3

September 11, 2017 12:10 PM Apple Augmented Reality Could Eventually Solve the Google Glass Problem

As Apple's next-gen iPhone looms along with the promise of vastly improved augmented reality apps (the so-called iPhone 8 or iPhone X may be revealed at a September 12 Apple event), it's worth recalling one of the modern tech industry's greatest debacles, Google Glass. Glass was rival Google's bid to put a lightweight computer on your face four years 3

September 11, 2017 3:02 AM With a US$1,000 price tag, Apple’s iPhone crosses a threshold

SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple unveils its new top-of-the-line iPhone on Tuesday (Sept 12), it isn’t just expected to offer features like infrared facial recognition and wireless charging for the first time. The company will also enter new territory on price: The latest phone will start at about US$1,000 (S$1,342), compared with the US$769 minimum for its current 3

September 8, 2017 7:23 PM Microsoft updates Outlook for Android with add-ins, Gmail will soon get the same treatment

The Redmond-based company is now rolling out add-ins to Outlook on Android users with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial email accounts. On top of the that, Microsoft announced that it will bring add-ins to Gmail users on both Android and iOS platforms. Aside from the add-ins that made their debut on iOS such as Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft 9 2