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Samsung keeping track of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s India moves, daily reports being sent to Seoul

Samsung Keeping Track Of Apple CEO Tim Cook's India Moves, Daily Reports Being Sent To SeoulKOLKATA: Guess who else is following Tim Cook’s passage through India closely? Samsung Electronics, according to several people aware of the matter. With India emerging as the next big battlefield between the arch rivals, the South Korean company has been taking careful note of the Apple CEO’s itinerary to ga sense of the plans that the maker of iPhones and iPads may have, apart from any alliances that Cook is looking to forge.

Daily reports are being sent to South Korea on where he’s going and whom he’s meeting along with commentary on the strategy that Apple may be looking to follow in order to maximise business. Samsung has formed a team comprising executives across functions to track Apple. The handheld products (HHP) business, which comprises mobile phones and tablets, has been entrusted with helming the exercise. “Updates are being sent on Cook’s moves, both through email and WhatsApp,” said one of the people cited above. “Samsung headquarters is extremely keen to know as much detail (as possible) since this is one of the longest visits which Cook is doing in any country recently and is tapping all possible sources for information.” “We strongly deny this. This is groundless and absolutely incorrect,” said the Samsung Southwest Asia spokesperson in response to emails from ET. Cook who landed in India on Tuesday night has had a hectic schedule in Mumbai and Hyderabad before flying off to Kanpur on Thursday to watch an Indian Premier League cricket match between the Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders. The visit is likely to last all this week and a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled for Saturday in New Delhi.

He met top Reliance Industries executives on Wednesday and has agreed to forge partnerships with Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail for devices and implementing an enterprise solution developed by Apple and IBM, ET reported on Thursday. Samsung is also looking to forge a partnership with Reliance for selling its handsets through Jio’s network and launching its mobile payment service Samsung Pay, sources said. Others Cook met included Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, Vodafone India CEO Sunil Sood and TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran. The global corporate rivalry between Apple and Samsung is among the most intense in recent times, with both firms regularly suing each other over patents and other matters, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on legal bills each year. The two have been fighting for supremacy in the premium smartphone segment in India, but the stakes are becoming higher considering that the country is set to overtake the US to become the second-largest smartphone market.

HTC Says It’s Shipping Out Pre-Orders For The HTC 10 Now

HTC Says It's Shipping Out Pre-Orders For The HTC 10 Now

The HTC 10 has a lot of smartphone fanatics excited, HTC enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Those who pre-ordered the high-end device won’t have to wait too much longer, at least not in the United States. That’s according to the official HTC USA Twitter account, which, well, aught to know:

We’ve got good news: if you pre-ordered an #HTC101, they’ve now started shipping.

We’re fulfilling orders as they were received.

HTC USA (@HTCUSA) May 4, 20162

Presumably that’s specifically for orders made on HTC’s own online store, which at the moment is only selling pre-orders for unlocked (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile bands) and Verizon models of the HTC 10. Both options come in black or silver, with the only capacity set at 32GB for the $699 model. If you’ve made a pre-order before now, check your HTC account page – it might have shipping information available already. The HTC 10 is also in pre-order status from Verizon3, which is selling it a bit lower at $648 with installment options. Sprint will release the phone on May 13th for $624, and T-Mobile has only committed to a vague “May” release.

AT&T won’t sell the phone at all, so customers’ only option is the unlocked model.

For an in-depth look at the latest HTC flagship, check out the Android Police review4 and Five Things I Love About The HTC 105.

References

  1. ^ #HTC10 (twitter.com)
  2. ^ May 4, 2016 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ in pre-order status from Verizon (www.androidpolice.com)
  4. ^ the Android Police review (www.androidpolice.com)
  5. ^ Five Things I Love About The HTC 10 (www.androidpolice.com)

Passersby nab two mobile phone thieves

Two men were nabbed by the public as they attempted to snatch a woman s chain at Bethel Nagar, Injambakkam on Wednesday. Jayarajan (22) and Siva (25) tried to snatch Ragini s (42) three-sovereign gold chain while on their motorcycle. Passersby caught the duo and handed them over to the police. Earlier in the day, the same duo had snatched mobile phones from two people in Neelankarai and Adyar, and both were under the influence of alcohol when they committed the crime, the police said.

In the past, they had been charged with mobile phone thefts. We are currently investigating to get more details on them, said an officer from the Neelankarai police station.


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HTC Blames Microsoft for Not Updating Their Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has decided not to update some Windows Phone devices to Windows 10 Mobile, and one particular unexpected model included in this list is HTC s M8 for Windows.

After several confusing tweets coming from HTC s Twitter account, which first said that the M8 would actually get Windows 10 Mobile1 but then changed its mind and said that Microsoft was right and no upgrade would be released2, the phone manufacturer ended up blaming the software giant for not providing the new operating system for its own devices. In the latest tweet, HTC s Twitter account said that it wasn t their choice not to update the M8 to Windows 10 Mobile, suggesting that the device is indeed perfectly capable of running the new operating system.

Microsoft decided not to include HTC One M8 to receive the Windows 10 update, HTC tweeted, adding that this is happening due to hardware requirements of the Windows 10, HTC One M8 Windows won’t receive the Windows 10 update.

Microsoft tightlipped in the HTC saga

No details have been provided on how exactly the M8 for Windows does not meet hardware requirements because, at least on paper, the device seems to have what it takes to run Windows 10 Mobile quite smoothly. The HTC M8 for Windows comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.3 GHz and features an Adreno 330 GPU, as well as 32 GB of storage space, 2 GB of RAM, and microSD card support for additional storage.

Microsoft hasn t yet replied to HTC s claims, but it s very clear that the software giant wants to get over this as soon as possible because the decision to leave behind some models only led to more criticism from the Windows community.

For the moment, there s no sign that Redmond could change its mind in the future and include other models in the Windows 10 Mobile rollout, but there s no doubt that some users still hope to see this happening.

@Crowevil666 Microsoft decided not to include HTC One M8 to receive the Windows 10 update.

HTCHelp (@HTCHelp) March 27, 201634

References

  1. ^ the M8 would actually get Windows 10 Mobile (news.softpedia.com)
  2. ^ no upgrade would be released (news.softpedia.com)
  3. ^ @Crowevil666 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ March 27, 2016 (twitter.com)

Defence Forces dismiss claims officer acted inappropriately by speaking on mobile phone during 1916 wreath laying

Published 27/03/2016 | 18:40

Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying The solider pictured speaking on the phone was carrying out official business Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel The 1916 Centenery Parade passing by the Garden of Remembrance. Pictures issued by the Defence Forces Pic taken from Cassidy’s Hotel The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street A mural in Dublin’s city centre marking centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising as celebrations get underway nationwide. Brian Lawless/PA Wire Ms. Moira Schlindwein (nee Reid) whose father fought in 1916 in the GPO, pictured awaiting the parade at the GPO, O Connell Street. Photo: Maxwells

THE DEFENCE Forces have dismissed claims that one of their officers acted inappropriately during today s 1916 commemorations.

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A soldier was filmed talking on his mobile phone as President Michael D Higgins was preparing to lay a commemorative wreath outside the GPO.

Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying

The moment was captured by one eagle-eyed RTE viewer who screen grabbed the shot and shared it online. The image soon garnered much attention; while most people found it mildly amusing, others said the soldier had acted in a disrespectful manner. However, a spokesperson for the military said their officer was doing his job.

The officer was in a media cordon and surrounded by members of the press and photographers at the time the picture was taken.

A spokesperson said he was handling a query from a journalist when the picture was taken. He also dismissed the idea that his actions were out of line. The officer in the picture is a member of the Defence Forces Press Office and was taking a call from the media at the time as part of his duties, a spokesperson said.

He is positioned in the Media position in front of the GPO and was tasked with providing the media with information about our participation in the events.

Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street

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