HTC M4, G2 expected to be announced at the Feb 19 event
  HTC is expected to showcase two more smartphones other than the M7 at its February 19 event. The new HTC smartphones being rumoured are the M4 and G2. Rumours regarding the new HTC M4 and G2 come from UnwiredView. These two devices are expected to hit retail stores this spring whereas the M7 will be shipping before this month-end. Interestingly, the M7 was made official by the company chairman Peter Chou ahead of the slated announcement. First up is the HTC M4, which is expected to f...
HTG Explains: What You Need to Know About NVIDIA Optimus
Laptop manufacturers have a choice – they can include onboard graphics for better battery life or discrete graphics hardware for better gaming performance. But wouldn’t it be great if a laptop could have both and intelligently switch between them? That’s what NVIDIA’s Optimus does. New laptops that come with NVIDIA graphics hardware generally include Intel’s onboard graphics solution, too. The laptop switches between each on-the-fly. Image Credit: Masaru Kamikura on Flickr How to Update You...
‘It can’t do this, this or this’ – BlackBerry airs Z10 Super Bowl ad
The company formerly known as RIM aired its first BlackBerry 10 ad during the Super Bowl Sunday night. Did you catch it?
Wine on Android shown off; development in early stages
  Wine, the popular open-source application that allows users to run Windows apps and software on Linux, is being ported to Google's Android platform. Wine a.k.a WINdows Emulator a.k.a Wine Is Not an Emulator, also ported to OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris, comes with software library Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows apps to help port them to Unix-like systems. According to reports, Alexandre Julliard, the original developer behind Wine project, is working to port the ap...
Carbon for Twitter makes long-awaited entry into Google Play Store
Carbon for Twitter, a third-party client for the popular social network, is now available for Android users. Available on the Google Play Store for download...
How to Easily Back Up and Migrate Your Browser Bookmarks
Most of our browser data isn’t too important – cookies expire and histories are cleared. However, bookmarks are different, which is why browsers allow you to import and export your bookmarks – ideal for creating backups and migrating between browsers. All browsers can export your bookmarks to an HTML file. All browsers can also import these HTML files, so you can use this trick to move browsers between Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and any other browser. How to Update Your Grap...
Google's Eric Schmidt, co-author slam China in upcoming book
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has labelled China "the most dangerous superpower on Earth" in an upcoming book The New Digital Age, co-written by Jared Cohen, boss of Google Ideas, the company’s think tank. Details of the book, which......
Facebook hopes to capture hard-core gamers with new titles across genres
  Facebook plans to diversify the audience that plays games on the social networking website. The website plans to launch 10 high-quality games in 2013. These games will be targeted at the hard-core gamer, unlike casual social games like Farmville, Mafia Wars and more. Facebook, which takes a cut of the revenue generated by these games, hopes to keep its 1 billion-plus users logged in and spending more time and money on the website. Micro transactions, which are small in game purchases...
Cloud Computing – Trends, Fashion Hit Or Advertising?
Many IT professionals adopt Cloud Computing as it is extremely innovative and new, while some still do not know what is good, others are better informed and others go in the excitement of the moment, which is shaking the market. The truth is that, some concepts of the Cloud Computing technology are already on the market for some time. For example, the basic concept itself is not very different from the concept of mainframes, where terminals are accessed through an application or system existing ...
Qihoo’s iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apple’s Rules
According to multiple sources cited in a Tencent QQ Tech report (link via Google Translate, h/t Tech In Asia), Apple removed all of Qihoo’s apps from its App store last week for violating its terms of service. Qihoo said last week that it did not know the reason for the removals, which took place on January 26. In fact, the QQ Tech article claims that the apps were taken down manually, and there’s no timeline for their return–a situation so serious that Qihoo’s chief fina...
Craigslist launches Pinterest-style grid view for visual browsing
Definitely ideal when searching for a new place to live, the new grid layout on Craigslist allows users to pick listings by photo rather than simple text.
History Eraser: A Simple Way to Manage And Clear Your History With A Single Click
Few weeks back, we shared with our readers a handy extension, History Janitor, for Mozilla Firefox that allows users to manage their browsing history effectively. If you want to delete your Google Chrome browsing history and other data, you have to do multiple clicks to completely delete your browsing data. If you are looking for... ...
Facebook has more than 76 million fake user accounts: Report
  Despite improving spam filters, Facebook has continued to be flooded with the fake accounts. According to the company's recently released quarterly earnings report, Facebook still has over 76 million fake user accounts. The number of “undesirable” accounts, however, has dipped to just 0.9 percent of the total number of monthly active users, which is around 1.06 billion. The figures show a significant slump as compared to the 15.1 million spam accounts that was reported in...
Line Doubled Users Every Day In Hong Kong Last Week
Japanese messaging app, Line, has just reported that new users in Hong Kong have been doubling each day for the past week since Jan 29. The app, which is the dominant messenger of choice in Japan, launched its Chinese version on Dec 12, and looks like it’s riding a huge wave of momentum in Asia, ranking first on the free app category in countries there like Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand, to name some. Line provides free calls and chatting, and the company noted in its latest announce...
Happy birthday, Facebook! You're nine today!
The biggest and most densely populated social networking website ever, Facebook turns nine today. What began as a website for a closed user group within Harvard University has grown manifold – so much so that it has a billion active members......
Vodafone criticizes govt. for not handing over November auction's spectrum
  Vodafone India has written a letter to the Department of Telecom (DoT) saying that it has yet to receive spectrum that it won in the auctions held in November of last year. The letter points out that the telcos whose licenses had been scrapped in February 2012 were still continuing operations and that the government was profiting by asking Vodafone to pay for the newly won licenses, while also getting payment from telcos such as Idea, Videocon and Uninor for spectrum that had already...
Coming soon: Run Windows apps on Android using Wine
We have already seen many applications that help users run Android apps on Windows. Now the tables are about to turn. Wine, the popular software, to run Windows apps and software on Linux is being ported to Google's Android platform. Alexandre......
Samsung Galaxy Note and S II to get Android 4.1.2 update in March
  The official Samsung Ukraine website has given information about devices that will receive the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update along with dates. The information is as follows. The Samsung GT-I8160 Galaxy Ace 2 will receive the Jelly Bean update last in April - 22.04.2013. Next up we have the Samsung GT-I9070 Galaxy S Advance, which will receive the Android Jelly Bean update in February itself on 18.02.2013. The ever-popular Samsung Galaxy GT-I9100 Galaxy S II is expected to receive t...
CrunchWeek: Facebook’s Q4 Mobile Madness, BlackBerry’s Star-Studded Makeover, And All Things Crunchies
Ready for a break from all that football to talk some tech? Well you’re in luck, because it’s time for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers take a look back at the past seven days and talk about a few of the week’s most interesting stories. It was as interesting a week as ever for the tech world, so we pushed back posting a bit today to make sure we didn’t get too lost in the Super Bowl buzz. This week, Leena Rao and I were very happy to be joined...
The Weekly Good: Random Acts Of Kindness With #GiveMondays
[Editor's Note: This is a weekly series. If your company is doing something amazing to help a charitable cause or doing some good in your community, please reach out.] What if you found a blue envelope outside and it had a few dollars in it that you could use on whatever you like, say a coffee on Monday. This is a possibility with a new initiative that took off in London and is starting to spread itself throughout the world. #GiveMondays is a community of anonymous givers who thought that it wou...