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New Apple mobile software will sport anti-theft feature

SAN FRANCISCO: Smartphone thieves are set to have a harder time after Apple Inc introduces an “activation lock” feature in its new mobile software, a move that comes amid pressure…

Microsoft prices Xbox at $499 for November launch

LOS ANGELES: Microsoft Corp said on Monday its new Xbox One console would launch in November at $499 in the United States, higher than most gamers had expected. The price…

Smartphone life shakes up world of websites

SAN FRANCISCO: Internet giants from Google and Facebook to Yahoo and Zynga are scrambling to adapt to an online world where people reach for smartphones or tablets instead of traditional…

PCs out as Senegal opens world’s first tablet cafe

DAKAR: Among the washer women, carpenters, busy waiters and squabbling children sweltering under the midday sun on this dusty Dakar street an Internet revolution is taking place in the world’s…

With troops and techies, US prepares for cyber warfare

WASHINGTON: On the site of a former military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of US warfare is rising in the shape of the new $358…

Taiwan electronics fair tees up ‘smart watch’ for golfers – Rumours of Apple ‘iWatch’ abound at tech fair

TAIPEI: It may not be able to carry the clubs like a caddie but a new “smart watch” can help a golfer find his range on the course, and its…

Snapchat could be LA’s startup star – Snapchat sees 50 million images shared daily

LOS ANGELES: There’s never a shortage of things to gawk at in Venice Beach: oiled-up bodybuilders, a two-headed turtle, over-thetop street performers. Lately, passers-by on the main stretch of the…

Apple battles Amazon in e-book case

NEW YORK: Apple attorneys in the US antitrust case on ebooks went on the offensive Thursday, attacking the credibility of government witnesses and seeking to debunk key elements of the…