Apple releases iOS 8 workaround to fix dropped cell service

Published : 1:00 am  September 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  445 views  |  

Reuters: Apple Inc released a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who reported a drop in cellular service and the inability to use the fingerprint reading Touch ID after downloading the iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system. Apple said it would release iOS 8.0.2 in the next few days to fix the issue. In the meantime, it offered step-by-step instructions to reinstall iOS 8 using iTunes. ( The company said users should make sure that they are using the latest version of iTunes before reinstalling iOS 8. Apple said its health app would not work in iOS 8 after these steps, but would be fixed in iOS 8.0.2. The company pulled the iOS 8 system after users took... 

HP, Trident extend partnership to deliver HP Enterprise Business Solutions

Published : 12:45 am  September 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  653 views  |  

Trident Corporation Ltd. was recently appointed as a Business Partner for HP Enterprise Business range. The new partnership is expected to immensely benefit Trident Corporation who is already a Tier 1 partner and a leading distributor of HP Printing & Imaging products and supplies in Sri Lanka and Maldives and HP which creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society with a broad technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure. HP Enterprise Business (HP EB) is one of HP’s three primary business groups and enables enterprise and midsize business customers to manage their... 

Israel approves Intel’s $6 b investment in chip plant

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,465 views  |  

Reuters: Israel’s Finance and Economy Ministries on Monday approved a plan by Intel Corp to invest $ 6 billion in the upgrade of its chip manufacturing plant in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. Intel will receive a Government grant of $ 300 million over five years and will be eligible to pay a corporate tax rate of only 5% for a 10-year period, the Finance Ministry said. The US chip giant plans to hire close to 1,000 more workers at the plant by 2023, in addition to the 2,500 that already work there.  Read More →

Apple sells more than 10 m new iPhones in first 3 days

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,691 views  |  

REUTERS: Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhones, after Apple booked record pre-orders of four million on 12 September, the day pre-orders opened. Apple’s shares were little changed at $ 100.98 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq on Monday. The company’s first-quarter revenue is likely to be 9% higher than Wall Street estimates, based on reported sales... 

Airtel Lanka launches all new ‘Airtel App Store’ with over 10,000 apps

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  611 views  |  

First to launch an app store which contains a range of local apps in Sinhala and Tamil This all new ‘Airtel App Store’ is also tailormade to support app developers in Sri Lanka Bharti Airtel, has announced the launch of the ‘Airtel App Store – a one stop online shop for all local and international apps. This modern apps store is empowered by neXva, a global provider of white branded app stores. This will provide Airtel Lanka with a full app store eco system which includes a customised website, mobile website and Android app as well as a developer portal for the localisation of the app store to make it relevant for the market in Sri Lanka. Currently, this all new Airtel App Store contains... 

Huawei unveils big ambitions with 6-inch Ascend Mate7

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,283 views  |  

Huawei has launched the Ascend Mate7 at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2014, featuring a big 6-inch screen with FHD display for enhanced entertainment viewing, a slimmer 7.9 mm body for increased comfort, a more powerful octa-core chipset for superior performance, and a longer-lasting 4100 mAh battery. With new single-touch fingerprint technology and EMUI 3.0, Ascend Mate7 dials up the mobile experience to make it easier for users to live life to the fullest. Ascend Mate7 is the latest big-screen smartphone from Huawei as it showcased its big ambitions as the number three smartphone vendor in the world. Boasting octa-core architecture, Ascend Mate7 has an intelligent Huawei Kirin... 

The Ceylon Chamber hosts seminar on ‘Google apps for business’

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,072 views  |  

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted a seminar organised by Google together with its local partner FineTech to enlighten the business community on how businesses can effectively and efficiently use Google, to increase the organisation’s productivity whilst reaching higher levels of profitability. The seminar was addressed by Google Sri Lanka/Maldives Country Consultant Rohan Jayaweera, Etisalat Former CEO Dumindra Ratnayake and Finetech CEO Clehan Pulle. During the seminar, which was attended by over 200 participants, experts said that in today’s competitive world, it is very important to increase the organisational productivity, whilst reducing on traditional costs, to collaborate with... 

Virtusa major contender in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix

Published : 12:54 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,378 views  |  

 For IT outsourcing in banking and financial services Virtusa Corporation, a global IT services company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, has announced that it has been named a ‘Major Contender’ in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for IT Outsourcing in Banking and Financial Services. Virtusa was recognised, for the second consecutive year, as a key global player, leveraging unique technology solutions to drive innovation in the industry. Additionally, Virtusa was recognised as a ‘Star Performer’ based on its relative year-on-year movement on the PEAK Matrix. “We are very pleased to be named a Major Contender... 

Facebook’s Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device

Published : 12:53 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,699 views  |  

Reuters: Facebook Inc’s Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers. The new Crescent Bay device also is lighter than the most recent prototype of the Oculus Rift headset the company has made available to developers, Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said on Saturday at an Oculus developers conference in Hollywood. “This is not the consumer product,” Iribe said. But he added that “it is much, much closer.” Facebook, the world’s largest social network, acquired two-year-old Oculus in July for $ 2 billion, making a bet that the untested technology... 

Cyber Security Week 2014 launched with undergraduate quiz

Published : 12:53 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,567 views  |  

The first event of the Cyber Security Week program was conducted on 10 September with the Cyber Security Quiz for undergraduates. The event was held at the BMICH with a total of 21 teams participating in the final round. Each team consisted of three members and there were eight rounds of competitions. This year’s participation was the largest-ever. The teams were from University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Moratuwa University, Peradeniya University, Sabaragamuwa University, Uwe Wellassa University, SLIIT, ICBT and Sri Jayewardenepura University. Larger institutions like the UCSC, the Moratuwa University and SLIIT presented multiple teams. Over the past six years, Sri Lanka CERT|CC... 

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