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Apple iOS 12.1.2 bricking iPhones: Report

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California [United States], December 24 (ANI): Not all iOS updates are stable and the latest to run into a problem is Apple’s latest 12.1.2 update which is reportedly causing problems for iPhone users.
According to Mashable, the iOS 12.1.2 iOS update which was rolled out last week, is bricking iPhones by cutting off cellular data. Users have complained on Twitter about their iPhones’ inability to connect to cellular data after installing the latest iOS update.
Apple’s support team has asked users to restart and update carrier settings. Some users have even tried hard resetting their iPhone and re-inserting the SIM card, but to no avail.
To recall, the company issued the latest update to fix a problem with cellular connectivity for users in Turkey. However, it seems the update has worsened the issue and aggravated it for a lot of other users. (ANI)



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Microsoft's Cortana scores worst in most voice assistant categories: Report

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Washington [United States], December 24 (ANI): Voice assistant-based smart speakers dominated this year. From one-of-the-firsts from Amazon getting better upgrades, some like Microsoft continued to lag.
According to Annual Smart Speaker IQ Test, Google Home, Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Harman Kardon Invoke that uses Microsoft’s voice assistant, were judged based on the same set of 800 questions to determine whether it understands the question and whether it can respond it the right way.
Without much of a surprise, the Google Home outperformed all other assistants by answering 88 percent correctly and understanding all of the 800 questions across categories including Local, Commerce, Navigation, Information, and Command. However, Microsoft’s Cortana powering the Invoke misunderstood five questions and answered only 63 percent correctly, scoring the least across all categories.
Apple’s Siri came close second with 74.6 percent accuracy in answering and 99.6 percent in understanding the queries. Amazon’s Alexa stood third with 72.5 percent in accuracy and 99 percent in understanding.
The test also gauged how people are using the smart speakers. The results found out that the number one reason for using smart speaker is to listen to music. This is followed by searching for real-time information like weather, and factual information such as history. (ANI)



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Facebook dropped a feature for political discussions over fear of bias allegations

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California [United States], December 24 (ANI): Facebook reportedly dropped a feature that was meant to encourage more peaceful political interaction over fears of bias allegations.
A report on Engadget notes that the feature called ‘Common Ground’ was a product of over a year’s worth of discussion and study. However, the company scrapped its development after global policy chief Joel Kaplan raised objections.
Common Ground would have altered News Feed rankings to boost posts that were commented, liked or shared by people across different political ideologies. It would have also downplayed comments that led to vitriolic discussions. (ANI)



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SpaceX ends year with launch of its first US military satellite

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California [United States], December 24 (ANI): Elon Musk’s SpaceX decided to end the year with the launch of its first US national security mission to date.
The private space agency successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite, nicknamed Vespucci, marking the last satellite launch of the year, TechCrunch reported.
SpaceX won the NSS contract with Air Force in 2016 and is scheduled to launch additional four GPS III missions on Falcon 9.
The new-gen GPS satellites will provide three-times better accuracy than current systems and will be eight-times better at anti-jamming. (ANI)



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Signs your online payment account has been hacked

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New Delhi [India], Dec 20 (ANI): We are banking and shopping online more than ever. And we love it!
But, it also means we are now more at risk of falling victim to Internet scammers. That’s why you should keep an eagle eye on your PayPal, Amazon, Google Checkout and other online payment accounts, so you can spot suspicious activity right away.
Look online and you will find lots of advice on what to do after your payment account has been compromised. But, what are the signs that your account has been cracked by cyber-criminals?
Here are some tips by Kaspersky Lab for keeping your money safe:
-Watch for any unauthorised activity: Always know what transactions are expected. Even the smallest unauthorized transfer can be a danger sign.
-Don’t ignore notifications: If you get an email saying your account details have changed and you didn’t change them, your account may be compromised.
-Beware of bogus calls: If someone phones and claims to be from your payment provider, insist on calling them back on the company’s public phone number.
-Don’t trust the text: If you suddenly start getting messages or calls from a mobile number that your provider doesn’t normally use-be very suspicious.
-Check every email: If an email or other online communication doesn’t look genuine, don’t reply to it without checking with your provider.
-Look out for bogus links: If you see strange activity on your account, check to see if you’ve clicked any suspicious links in your email recently.
You should also make sure that you have a good Internet security program, with secure online banking functions. The most sophisticated cyber-criminals can also use an attack called a man-in-the-browser attack. In this kind of exploit, malware on your PC invisibly modifies legitimate web pages in order to take control of your online banking activity.
The web address you are looking at will be correct, and you will be logged in to your bank’s legitimate website, but cyber-criminals will be able to intercept the transaction, steal your financial details and, more importantly, your money.
The only way to completely protect yourself against man-in-the-browser attacks and other sophisticated types of cybercrime is with an advanced Internet security suite. (ANI)



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Petrotech to strengthen global oil, gas engagement: Dharmendra Pradhan

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Dharmendra Pradhan addressing the diplomats during Diplomatic Curtain Raiser of Petrotech 2019

New Delhi [India], Dec 20 (ANI): Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said Petrotech 2019 — India’s flagship biennial event on oil and natural gas, to exchange views, expertise and experiences in the field — shall be an effective platform to strengthen global oil and gas engagement.
Pradhan was speaking during the Diplomatic Curtain Raiser of Petrotech 2019, the 13th edition of the international oil and gas conference and exhibition, which is being organised by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in association with FIPI under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.
“My ministry remains committed to facilitate participation of your representatives. Together we will make Petrotech successful and this will help open new doors,” he said while urging the diplomats to encourage their ministers and top CEOs in their countries to participate in Petrotech 2019, which is being organised in the National Capital Region from February 10-12.
Sunjay Sudhir, Joint Secretary, International Cooperation, MoPNG presented the detailed program of the three day event, emphasising on the theme ‘Shaping the New Energy World through Innovation and Collaboration’. He brought out the significance of Petrotech as a global platform for all stakeholders in the entire hydrocarbon value chain.
Earlier, while delivering the welcome address, Shashi Shanker, CMD, ONGC, said “Petrotech is one of the largest events of its kind in South East Asia, attracting policy makers, speakers, business partners, technology and service companies, delegates and exhibitors from India and overseas for deliberations on the current challenges faced by the industry and also showcasing the technology advancement in the energy sector.” (ANI)



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Mr. Phone Awards 2018 Winners Announced

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Akshay S Rao (Senior Product Marketing Manager, Samsung India), Ershad Kaleebullah (Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Phone), Ritesh Bhatnagar (Business Head, Mr. Phone), Vivek Joshua, (Product Marketing, Samsung India), Ravi Goyal (Product Marketing Manager, Samsung India)

New Delhi [India], Dec 20 (Newsvoir): India’s fastest growing tech publication – Mr. Phone – has initiated a set of prestigious awards commemorating the best-of-the-best in smartphone innovations. The brand raised a toast to the best smartphones by initiating the maiden edition of the Mr. Phone Awards 2018 in the capital.
This year has been a particularly outstanding one for the smartphone industry with many legacy brands continuing their steady growth by adopting new phone trends. From pop-out cameras to triple-camera setups on phones, some new and exciting smartphone trends were observed by the industry watchers. We’ve also seen the emergence of new brands that have disrupted the space with some stellar offerings and Mr. Phone has been at the top of all the advancements in smartphone technology and has tracked the Indian smartphone space consistently all throughout 2018.
To help Mr. Phone finalise the winners, the publication assembled an eminent set of jury members. The members of the jury included: Abhishek Baxi from Android Authority, Ash from C4ETech, Ershad Kaleebullah from Mr. Phone, Harish Jonnalagadda from Android Central, and finally, Tushar Kanwar from BusinessWorld and The Telegraph.
This esteemed jury picked winners across nine different categories. Here is a list of all the winners:
Best Flagship Phone – Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Best Budget Flagship Phone – Poco F1
Best Mid-range Phone – Nokia 7 Plus
Best Budget Phone – ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
Best Camera Phone – Google Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL
Best Multimedia Phone – LG G7+ ThinQ
Most Innovative Phone – Vivo Nex
Best Operating System – Oxygen OS
Most Promising Newcomer – Poco
And, the coveted award for the Most Popular Phone of 2018 – for which, close to 10,000 Mr. Phone users cast their votes – was won by the OnePlus 6/6T.
Admittedly, the OnePlus 6/6T won by a very close margin, but eventually, it managed to score the snag the maximum number of user votes.
Speaking about the inaugural Mr. Phone awards, Mr. Sumesh Menon, CEO and Co-founder, U2opia Mobile said, “We are ecstatic to receive such an overwhelming response from the Mr. Phone users and, we’d like to thank all the jury members who helped us in selecting the best brands that the consumers love across different categories.”
“The initiation of these awards are just a starting point of our success and with this, we will continue to grow YOY,” he concluded. (Newsvoir)



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Tech Data signs distribution agreement with Fujitsu in India

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 19 (NewsVoir): Tech Data announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Fujitsu India Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Fujitsu1 Group, a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company and part of Fujitsu EMEIA.
The agreement will see Tech Data distribute the entire Fujitsu India’s portfolio of IT products, solutions and related services to their valued customers in India.
“This distribution agreement with Fujitsu enables Tech Data to offer Fujitsu India’s complete portfolio of end-to-end solutions to our Indian customers,” said Sundaresan Kanappan, Vice President and country General Manager, India, at Tech Data. “Our best-in-class technical capabilities and strong distribution network will help expand Fujitsu’s reach and penetration in the local market.”
“We are pleased to announce our association with Tech Data and this partnership is important to Fujitsu’s distribution portfolio. Tech Data’s leadership, excellence in marketing and sales of IT solutions will help us to expand the market for our products,” said Mehul Doshi, Head of Product Business at Fujitsu India.
“We look forward to a strong partnership with Tech Data and a steady market growth for our products, services and solutions in India. Fujitsu will provide a selection of interesting options in the field of private, public and hybrid cloud, hyper-converged solutions, integrated systems for backup and archiving along with our comprehensive range of products and solutions,” he added. (NewsVoir)



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CASIO's scientific calculator enhances Chinese education

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Shanghai [China], Dec 17 (ANI): Science education in Shanghai has been a top priority, as for several years, the city has been achieving high rankings in the academic ability survey ‘Pisa’ done by OECD organisation.
Chinese Physics Olympics is one of the largest academic achievement contests in the world. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the organisers of the ceremony conducted a contest. In the final round of this prestigious contest, Casio’s scientific calculator was adopted as the official model.
Talking about the scientific calculator, Xiao-Lin Chen, a professor of Physics at the Peking University said, “As physics is the theme of the contest, first of all, I want students to become fonder of physics and for the future. Our aim is to grow the spirit of physics to develop the ability to discover problems in the world and solve them by knowledge of physics.”
Scientific calculator has a stable market and is being used by many students.
“Casio has been developing its global sales activity in the world. Casio China has a partnership with prestigious ‘Physics Contest’ and ‘Science Olympics’. In this year’s physics contest participants, including 9,20,000 students, came from high school level and has now become one of the largest world contests. Casio continues to make efforts to contribute to further improving Chinese academic ability through physics and science contests,” said Yoichi Iwamaru, Vice President of Casio China.
During the award ceremony at the end of the tournament, selected students were invited and medals and certificates were given to participants in recognition of their success and performance.
80 per cent of the top 50 participating students in the physics contest tend to enter elite universities. This is a very important step for their career as the success in this competition will guarantee them a promising future.
Development of education has a major role in creating a better society and Japan’s company’s support for the global educational project is making it a great success. (ANI)



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NEC unveils state-of-the-art technology in India

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 17 (ANI): NEC Technologies India Private Limited, together with NEC Corporation, hosted the sixth edition of NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2018 in Mumbai, wherein the company exhibited NEC’s state-of-the-art technology and solutions that help in co-creating the future.
Giving an overview of NEC’s portfolio of technology at the site, Takashi Niino, President and CEO of NEC, said: “I feel that the potential for co-creation between NEC and Indian companies is especially great due to a meeting of minds. Our two cultures are open to exploring advanced digital technologies without prejudice, hesitation or fear.”
Themed ‘CurioCITY’, the event showcased six display areas divided into thematic zones– safer cities, smart transportation, digital governance, digital enterprises, smart connectivity, and skill creation. Participants found different kinds of future solutions at each booth and enjoyed first-hand experience modules and solution demonstration.
Highlights of the event included NEC’s world-leading facial recognition solution and their real-life application. Various sessions and seminars were also attended by industry leaders and NEC global management.
“India is currently advancing very fast and developing its economy, but still has many challenges. The technology solution that we are providing and showcasing here with NEC technology is going to help India solve some of the local problems. The purpose of this event is to let Indian customers and partners of NEC know what all of NEC is doing in different parts of the world,” said Sandeep Khurana from NEC Technologies India. (ANI)



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