Apple rolls out new tool for iPhone 6s shutdown issue

Apple rolls out new tool for iPhone 6s shutdown issue

Tech biggie Apple has rolled out a new tool to deal with the 'unexpected shutdown' issue affecting some iPhone 6s units.

The new tool released by Apple gives iPhone 6s users the ability to check whether their handset is affected by the shutdown issue, and whether they are eligible for getting a free battery replacement for their device.

Security firm discovers app-installing malware in over 1M Android devices

Security firm discovers app-installing malware in over 1M Android devices

Security firm Check Point has revealed in a recently released report that it has discovered a new app-installing malware in more than 1 million Android-powered mobile devices.

The new malware campaign has been named 'Googlian' by Check Point.

According to the details shared by Check Point in its report, the 'Googlian' malware campaign first surfaced in August this year; and is presently compromising nearly 13,000 Android devices per day.

Intel hires Tom Lantzsch as SVP and GM of its IoT Group

Intel hires Tom Lantzsch as SVP and GM of its IoT Group

Bigwig chip maker Intel has disclosed in a recent blog post that it has hired former ARM executive Tom Lantzsch as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of its IoT Group.

According to the announcement, Lantzsch will take charge as Intel IoT Group's SVP and GM in January 2017.

Intel's hiring of Lantzsch - who most recently was the Executive Vice President of Strategy at Intel's rival ARM - is an indication of the fact that the company has persistent efforts underway to fortify its Internet of Things (IoT) business.

BMW will reportedly launch redesigned i3 electric vehicle in 2017

BMW will reportedly launch redesigned i3 electric vehicle in 2017

In a recent report (via Reuters), German publication Welt am Sonntag has disclosed that bigwig automaker BMW is planning to launch a redesigned next-generation BMW i3 electric vehicle in 2017.

According to the report, the redesigned i3 electric vehicle being planned by BMW for launch next year will boast an updated design of both its front and rear ends, and a longer range as compared to the previous i3 models.

HTC starts rolling out Android Nougat update for unlocked HTC 10

HTC starts rolling out Android Nougat update for unlocked HTC 10

In an announcement made on Thursday, device maker HTC said that it has commenced the rollout of the Android 7.0 'Nougat' update for the unlocked version of its flagship handset --- the HTC 10. The move, the company said, was a Thanksgiving's Day treat for HTC 10 users.

According to an NDTV report, HTC said in its Thursday announcement that the users of the unlocked HTC 10 handset in the US will start getting the Android Nougat update with effect from Friday, November 25.

Apple offering free gift cards up to $150 during its Black Friday event

Apple offering free gift cards up to $150 during its Black Friday event

After having recently announced its "one-day shopping event" this Black Friday, tech giant Apple - which opted out of Black Friday deal in 2015 - is offering up to $150 worth of free Apple gift cards to customers on the purchase of selected Apple products at full price.

In accordance with its announcement of the Black Friday event, Apple is also offering online shoppers the advantage of free delivery on products which are ordered on Black Friday. The company has previously said that the best way to shop the Black Friday event is via the Apple Store app.

Maserati plans to launch all-electric Alfieri in 2020

Maserati plans to launch all-electric Alfieri in 2020

In a recent confirmation to Autocar, Maserati has revealed that it has plans underway to launch an all-electric version of its Alfieri two-seater sports car in 2020.

According to Autocar, the 2020 availability timeframe being targeted by Maserati for the launch of its first production electric vehicle (EV) is in line with the launch date which the company had previously disclosed for the EV.

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