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IT dials Nokia again, orders special audit – Indian Express

Nokia’s tax troubles in Indian only seem to worsen. While the transfer of Nokia India’s Chennai factory to Microsoft with which it announced a $7.2-billion deal in September 2013 has been virtually thwarted by court-imposed stringent conditions, the income tax (I-T) department has now ordered a special audit of the accounts of the Finnish handset manufacturer’s local subsidiary for assessment year 2010-11. The special audit against Nokia India would be a comprehensive one, as the department suspects “considerable suppression” of income by the firm, sources said. Scrutiny of transactions between Nokia India and Nokia Finland will be part of the audit, they added. Nokia India’s troubles with Indian tax authorities began last year when the department initiated a probe against Read More

Samsung, Amazon taking preorders for Chromebook 2 laptops – Los Angeles Times

Samsung and Amazon.com began taking preorders for the Samsung Chromebook 2 on Monday. The laptop, which runs Google’s Chrome OS software, is the follow-up to Samsung’s 2012 Chromebook, which was for about a year was the best-selling laptop on Amazon’s website, where it currently sits in third place. The Chromebook 2 is available in two sizes: a $319.99 11.6-inch screen model and a 13.3-inch model that retails for $399.99. Shoppers can head to Amazon.com or Samsung.com to preorder the device. PHOTOS: Top 5 tech acquisitions of 2014 so far Samsung says its new Chrome OS laptop features longer battery life, a faster processor and a smaller build than its predecessor. Both versions of the Chromebook 2 use a Read More

iPhone 6 & Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Concepts Compare Rumors – Gotta Be Mobile

New iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concepts borrow from their respective rumor mills and bring rumors to life well ahead of the iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 releases later on this year. While we wait for Apple and Samsung to announce their rumored iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones, designers have taken it upon themselves to produce their own concepts. Many of these concepts are based on future technology, others, like the ones we’re about to show you, borrow from real life rumors. Rumors suggest that the next iPhone might come in two different sizes. The iPhone 6 rumor mill states that Apple might release a new iPhone that’s around 4.5-inches to 4.7-inches and Read More

Why ‘Android TV’ and Chromecast Should Coexist – TIME

Jared Newman for TIME Google is reportedly working on another TV platform, but the goal may be different. Over the weekend, The Verge published a glimpse of “Android TV,” yet another attempt by Google to sneak into the living room. The screenshots and details aren’t confirmed, but they show a much simpler approach than Google TV, the search giant’s previous effort that didn’t get much traction. Instead of trying to fuse cable, apps and streaming websites into a single interface, as Google TV did, Android TV will focus on apps and games, tied together by recommendations and search. If The Verge’s screenshots are accurate, Android TV looks a lot like Amazon’s Fire TV, which launched last week. Popular Among Subscribers Read More

Samsung Tips Graphene Breakthrough for Wearables, Flex Displays – PC Magazine

Massive Game of Tetris Played on Philly Skyscraper The two-player challenge was recreated via more than 1,400 LED lights on the north and south sides o… More » Samsung Tips Graphene Breakthrough for Wearables, Flex Displays – PC Magazinehttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHtrLRSQtOuKB1NVh2zXSI1_JGJ7A&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=43982367153513&ei=HYNDU5mbHqqwmQLb3wE&url=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2456066,00.asp

Why is Facebook killing iPhone battery life? – Computerworld (blog)

Facebook is one of the world’s most popular smartphone apps so why, just why, is the Facebook app devouring iPhone battery life? Why? You see, if you use the Facebook app on your iPhone then you may be experiencing low battery life — and if you disable Location Services (Settings>Privacy>Location Services) and Background App Refresh (Settings>General>Background App Refresh) on your device for the Facebook app you may see significant battery life gains. From Overthought.org: “I decided to run the app Instruments from Xcode, Apple’s developer tool, in order to see what the problem was. Basically, Instruments acts as an Activity Monitor for your iPhone, allowing developers (or nerds Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 could be bigger and cheaper because of declining sales – Daily Mail

The slides were reportedly revealed by Apple rival Samsung They date back to an Apple planning meeting from April last year They were used as evidence in the current Apple versus Samsung battle One slide is titled ‘Consumers want what we don’t have’ The presentation plotted the growth in larger screens compared to a drop in iPhone sales since 2009 By Victoria Woollaston Published: 04:50 EST, 7 April 2014 | Updated: 09:29 EST, 7 April 2014 Rumours Apple is on the verge of launching a larger screen iPhone have been circling for months, and now leaked slides reveal exactly why the firm may be looking to this new market. In short, it’s because that’s where the money is. The slides Read More

iPhone 6 Could Be Bigger As Internal Documents, Revealed During Apple … – International Business Times

The documents, brought to light by the latest trial between Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005935), provide significant insight into the California-based company’s analysis of the future of the smartphone market, while also revealing that the iPhone’s growth is slowing and the company understands that the slowdown is because of its decision to keep the iPhone’s screen size relatively constant while its competitors have continued to offer bigger smartphones to an increasingly demanding global market. Documents released in court, which included slides from an April 2013 meeting about Apple’s plans for 2014, show the iPhone’s growth rates have slowed quarter after quarter, and the main reason behind its decline is the growing demand for “less expensive & larger screen Read More

How to Share HD Movies from the iPhone – Gotta Be Mobile

For many users the iPhone is their main way of taking photos and videos, due to its compact size. While having the iPhone for all of your media is convenient, it is somewhat of a pain to transfer your HD videos from the iPhone and share them with friends and family. Unlike photos, the videos on the iPhone are too large to send over email, so users need another way to share them with friends. Luckily there are several different ways to transfer and share HD movies from the iPhone. Some of the easiest ways to share videos from the iPhone are with Dropbox or Google Drive, syncing the video to a computer or publishing the video to Facebook or Read More

Early iPhone 5 buyers were already asking for bigger screens, reveals … – 9 to 5 Mac

Patent trials generally aren’t the most exciting of events, but documents revealed through the second Apple vs Samsung case are certainly providing a lot of fascinating glimpses behind the scenes. The latest is the above summary of research Apple carried out among early buyers of the iPhone 5 to find out what they thought of the phone and what improvements they wanted to see, tweeted by Jay Yarow. While longer battery-life and better maps will surprise no-one, it’s interesting that even at the beginning of last year, bigger screens was third on the list …  With consistent reports that Apple plans both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 each with sapphire screens, and the reports now backed by internal slides Read More