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Nokia’s US ambitions get “bugged”

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HELSINKI: Nokia has found a software bug in its Lumia 900 smartphone, its answer to Apple’s iPhone, and is effectively giving the model away until it is fixed, blunting its bid to turn around its fortunes in the United States.


Nokia’s first 4G phone, which it markets with the strapline “an amazingly fast way to connect”, can occasionally lose its data connection as a result of the bug, Nokia said.

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Mobile app to help Indian women fight sex assault

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NEW DELHI: A smartphone app launched Wednesday in the Indian capital Delhi aims to fight a rise in sexual assault cases by enabling
women to immediately alert friends or family if they feel at risk.

The “Fight Back” app created by Indian non-profit Whypoll will — at the press of a single key — send an SOS message via text message, email and Facebook.

Once the SOS is activated, recipients will be able to track the sender’s
location via GPS and come to her aid.Read More »Mobile app to help Indian women fight sex assault

U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales

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SAN JOSE, California: Apple failed to convince a U.S. judge to block Samsung Electronics from selling Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.S. market, depriving the iPhone and iPad maker of crucial leverage in a global patent battle between the two companies.

In a ruling released late on Friday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California denied Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung.

The two companies are engaged in a bruising legal battle that includes more than 20 cases in 10 countries as they jostle for the top spot in the smartphone and tablet markets.Read More »U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales