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Lechal: The Worlds first Wearable SmartShoe

Lechal is the newest thing in the fast growing wearable market, a SmartShoe. Manufactured by Ducere Technologies in India, the first SmartShoe in the world (as far as I'm aware) will launch in September for an estimated $100 US. The shoe has bluetooth built in, allowing it to sync up with Google Maps on your phone. So once you set a destination on Google Maps, the shoe will provide instructions, telling you which way to turn and in which direction. It does this by vibrating. Krispian Lawrence, one of the company…

Firefox OS Shows Strong Momentum and Expands Across New Devices, Markets and Categories

Firefox OS Ecosystem Shows Strong Momentum and Expands Across New Devices, Markets and Categories Mozilla announced today that its Firefox OS is showing “strong momentum”, and handsets based on it will be available in more markets in the near future - including in Asia Pacific and in more countries across Europe and Latin America. New European markets where customer will be able to buy Firefox OS smartphones include France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro. Further, starting this week,…

Bharucha & Partners Upgrades its Smartphones and Management Solution to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry today announced that Bharucha & Partners, one of India's leading full service law firms, has upgraded its mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 smartphones and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), to manage its mobile infrastructure and protect corporate data. All lawyers and paralegals as well as senior members of the administrative staff have moved to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, primarily BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones. As per the company policy,…

LG G Watch now available Worldwide

Always-On Display with “Glance-able” Smart Notifications Right From Your Wrist LG today announced that the LG G Watch, one of the first to market wearable running Android Wear is now available for purchase from the Google Play Store as well as key retailers around the world. The LG G Watch is the first Android Wear device to feature a button-free design with a display that remains “always-on” for maximum convenience and usability. “As one of the first Android Wear devices to…

Motorola in India rolling out Android 4.4.4 for Moto E, Moto G and Moto X

Motorola India has announced that it will be rolling out Android 4.4.4 to the Moto E, Moto G and Moto X. It will be a phased rollout and users are asked to patiently wait since it will not be available immediately to everyone. So far, Google has only released the 4.4.4 update to several Nexus devices like the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 editions and the Nexus 10. It has also rolled it out to several Google Play editions, like the Moto G, LG G Pad, HTC One M7 and M8. Several Sony models can also get the…

BlackBerry and NantHealth to launch a connected healthcare service in India

Back in April, BlackBerry bought a minority stake in US-based healthcare technology firm NantHealth, entering the connected healthcare space. Medical equipment, such as scanners, dopplers and ECG machines, are among thousands of medical devices that can be integrated using cOS along with BlackBerry's QNX. They are not stopping there and BlackBerry will soon announce the launch of a connected healthcare service in partnership with NantHealth in India. The NantHealth platform is currently installed at…

India Tourism Ministry launches BlackBerry 10 app for exploring cities

The Ministry of Tourism India has launched a BlackBerry 10 application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Coastal Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Pune and Surat. The facility will be…

Get up to £100 of paid apps free from Amazon today and Saturday

Amazon is giving away 30 paid Android apps for free today (Friday) and tomorrow. As well as here in the UK, the promotion appears to be available in Australia, Canada, India and the US. Here's the list of apps and games included in the Amazon App Store giveaway, which are temporarily available for free. 2Do: Todo List | Task List acalendar+ AccuWeather Platinum Business Calendar Card Wars – Adventure Time CLARC CrossMe Dr. Panda's Bus Driver Dungeon Village Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple…

BlackBerry Z3 launched in India, available to pre-order now at Rs 15,990

At a press conference in New Delhi today, BlackBerry launched the BlackBerry Z3. The budget smartphone is priced at Rs 15,990 but will be available for a special pre-order price of Rs 14,990. It also features a version of BlackBerry Maps that offers 2D maps, local search, and 3D voice guided turn-by-turn directions for users in India. The BlackBerry keyboard also supports Hindi and Hinglish predictive input. BlackBerry India MD Sunil Lalvani talked about the recent financial results which saw BlackBerry turning in a…

Indian law firm AZB & Partners select BlackBerry as their preferred mobility solution provider

BlackBerry today announced that AZB & Partners, one of the top three Indian corporate law firms in India, has deployed the Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and upgraded to BlackBerry smartphones to manage their mobile infrastructure across the organization. Around 200 senior partners and lawyers of AZB & Partners have been provided email access on their smartphones. Close to 80% of the employees with email access are using BlackBerry OS/Blackberry 10 smartphones along with Hosted BES Services. Majority of…

Micromax Launches Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092

Micromax has announced two budget Windows Phone 8.1 handsets, the Canvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121. Both handsets will be available on retail shelves in India from early July. The Canvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121 feature dual-SIM support, making them some of the few such Windows Phone devices - the Lumia 630 Dual SIM launched in India in May was the first dual-SIM Windows Phone. The Canvas Win W121 is nearly identical with the Canvas Win W092, though it features a larger display and a…

BlackBerry Z3 launching in India in the next few weeks

The BlackBerry Z3 is set to enter the Indian market in the next couple of weeks. According to a report by The Indian Express, after Indonesia, the BlackBerry Z3 will be hitting Indian store shelves in the next couple of weeks for a price of Rs 11,000. The phone was manufactured primarily for the Indonesian market and then landing on other countries, with an LTE version coming to the UK in a few months. BlackBerry said at the official launch in Jakarta that India is among the seven countries where the Z3 could be…

Vodafone claim that government agencies are wiretapping its network

Vodafone are claiming that government agencies are wiretapping its network in many of the 29 countries where it operates. The mobile operator has published a 20 page booklet called "Law Enforcement Disclosure." The document reveals that Vodafone believes that government agencies are using direct wires to record conversations taking place over the carrier's pipeline. In addition, the location of its customers is being tracked. According to Vodafone, in many cases the government is allowed to do this without asking for a…

Microsoft announces 2014 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

Awards recognize partners with ground-breaking solutions built on Microsoft technology. On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners and finalists of the 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate top Microsoft partners that are solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place July 13–17, 2014, in …