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Opinion: The EPF Tax And Other Personal Finance Issues

As far as the personal finance community is concerned, the entire discourse on Budget 2016 has been hijacked by the storm surrounding the proposed taxation of withdrawals from Employees Provident Fund and providing an exemption to 40 per cent of the NPS corpus withdrawn. The issue can be explained like this: in the case of the Employees Provident Fund, both ... Read More »

US DoJ Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From Dozen Other iPhones: Report

The US Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple Inc to help investigators extract data from iPhones in about a dozen undisclosed cases across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. This move comes on the heels of the San Bernardino, California, shooting case. The other phones, which were seized in a variety of criminal investigations, ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Ear, Xperia Projector, Other Connected Devices Launched at MWC

Alongside the overhaul of the Xperia brand to include “ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world,” Sony introduced three new Xperia smartphones, and a range of accessories and concept devices at MWC 2016. These include Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, and Xperia Projector, among others. The Xperia Ear (seen above) is a wireless ear-piece that ... Read More »

Google Partners Airtel, Other Operators in ‘RCS’ SMS-Replacement Initiative

Google on Monday announced the launch of its Rich Communications Services or RCS initiative along with over 15 global telecom partners. The initiative will let operators “provide an open, consistent, and globally interoperable messaging service across Android devices.” Some of the telecom operators who have struck a deal with Google include Bharti Airtel Ltd., Sprint, Telenor Group, Orange, Vodafone, and ... Read More »

US DoJ Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From Dozen Other iPhones: Report

The US Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple Inc to help investigators extract data from iPhones in about a dozen undisclosed cases across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. This move comes on the heels of the San Bernardino, California, shooting case. The other phones, which were seized in a variety of criminal investigations, ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Ear, Xperia Projector, Other Connected Devices Launched at MWC

Alongside the overhaul of the Xperia brand to include “ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world,” Sony introduced three new Xperia smartphones, and a range of accessories and concept devices at MWC 2016. These include Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, and Xperia Projector, among others. The Xperia Ear (seen above) is a wireless ear-piece that ... Read More »

Google Partners Airtel, Other Operators in ‘RCS’ SMS-Replacement Initiative

Google on Monday announced the launch of its Rich Communications Services or RCS initiative along with over 15 global telecom partners. The initiative will let operators “provide an open, consistent, and globally interoperable messaging service across Android devices.” Some of the telecom operators who have struck a deal with Google include Bharti Airtel Ltd., Sprint, Telenor Group, Orange, Vodafone, and ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Launched at MWC 2016: Specs, Other Details

Ahead of the MWC 2016 trade show, Samsung has announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7, its flagship smartphone for 2016. Much like its past year’s flagship smartphone, the much-awaited smartphone comes in two variants: the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. The smartphones will be made available in select regions from March 11, with pre-orders beginning from ... Read More »