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John W Arthur

John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Motorola Moto X unlocked is selling for $399, Bamboo back for $499

To regain more market share, Google’s smartphone arm, Motorola will be selling its flagship, Moto X for just $399, while the recently released Bamboo wooden Moto X for $499, unlocked. Motorola kicks-off the new year with the aggressive pricing model for its smartphones as the another affordable Moto G CDMA handsets are now selling for $100 off-contract exclusively for Verizon ...

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Rumor roundup – iPhone 6 release date and specifications

As the year 2013 comes closer to end, the rumors and speculations of next-gen iPhone 6 surfacing all over the web with their own theories and details. Many of such rumors hints that the Cupertino-based Apple could launch a 6-inch phablet as iPhone 6 and the device could be released by as early as May 2014. Whatever the rumors may ...

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Google and Audi plan to develop Android based in-car entertainment system

German car maker, Audi and Google are likely to announce their collaboration in developing in-car entertainment systems and information systems in Las Vegas at Consumer Electronics Show next week. According to the report, the companies would collaborate with leading chip makers including Nvidia for utilizing Android technology for future vehicles allowing users to use app, music, navigation and other services. Though ...

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Here Maps app pulled out from Apple’s app store

Nokia had decided to remove its HERE  map app from Apple’s app store saying that iOS changes were affecting user experience. iPhone Users have already been notified to use the HERE maps web app (m.here.com) to continue using the service. “The company had made the decision to remove our HERE maps app from the Apple app store because recent changes ...

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Taiwan indicts HTC executives for leaking trade secrets

On Friday six employees including Thomas Chien, VP of product design of HTC were indicted on accusations of breach of trust and leaking trade secrets. False expense claims of NT$33 million (US$1.1 million) made by HTC design executives along with three material suppliers were also charged. According to the indictment, Chien who had been detained from Aug 31 was accused ...

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AT&T to release Q4 2013 earnings report on January 28

United States’ second largest carrier, AT&T will be posting its fourth-quarter financial results of 2013 on January 28th after the market closes at NYSE. AT&T announced that it will also host a conference call for the results discussions along with the release of the Q4 2013 earnings report on the same day. The financial reports, Investor Briefing and other details ...

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OpenEmu, an open source emulator launched for Mac

OpenEmu a new emulator which was launched exclusively for Mac this week allows users to play classic games from twelve different game consoles. Though there a variety of game emulators are easily available, several emulators might be required for playing games from different systems. OpenEmu removes this hassle has it uses a drag-and -drop interface to choose games from any ...

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Sony PS4 gets Vidzone, an app for free music-video streaming

Sony PS4 gaming console gets Vidzone app to stream unlimited music-videos and concerts for free and now available for download at PlayStation store. Despite leading in the sales against the Microsoft Xbox One in this holiday season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 console was lacking a video streaming app, especially YouTube. However, in the latest move, Vidzone app released to the PS4 ...

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Apple fined $666K USD for fixing iPhone prices in Taiwan

Apple has been fined NT$20 million ($666,800 USD) by Taiwan Trade commission for controlling its iPhone’s prices at local stores and providing fixed pricing plans to mobile operators. As Apple controlled the prices of iPhones in local stores, it broke Taiwan’s free-trade laws which attracted a fine of NT$20 million. The antitrust agency will issue an official document to the ...

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