Top news this week: Google Now for iOS, Micromax Canvas 3D coming in May, New GPUs from Intel and more!

We know your world is a very busy place and it's hard to keep track of everything that goes on in the tech world. So here’s a handy recap of the top news stories from this past week.


Google Now launched on iOS

The contextual voice-based assistant comes to Apple’s platform and there’s not much missing from the Android version. Of course, Apple’s very own Siri still remains the King of The Hill on iOS, thanks to the native integration. 

Google Now is out for iPhones and iPads

Google Now is out for iPhones and iPads



Intel reveals the graphical prowess of its new Haswell chipset

Intel will be unveiling Haswell chipsets at Computex this June. Manufactured using a 22nm process, the latest chipset has a much bigger graphics engine than Ivy Bridge. The integrated GPUs are said to be three times as powerful as the previous iteration.


It's official: IM app messages surpass SMSes

Chat away! Whatsapp, Kik, Nimbuzz and the likes have overtaken good ol’ SMS as the chief way of communicating on mobile devices. 


16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 only has 8.84GB of user-accessible storage

The presence of a microSD card slot does soften the blow, but we do wonder how much bloatware is packed into the Samsung flagship. 


Warren Buffett finally joins Twitter, now has more than 350,000 followers

Billionaire, veteran investor and now, tweeter. Tech-shy Warren Buffet is on Twitter and already has more followers than some early adopters. Wish he would tweet more often though.


Micromax's first 3D smartphone, A115 Canvas 3D, coming in May for Rs 9,999

After launching one of the cheapest quad-core phones, Micromax has announced a 3D display-toting smartphone for under Rs 10,000. Could this pave the way for more budget 3D smartphones?


Micromax's first 3D phone

Micromax's first 3D phone



US officials to Delhi court: Can’t summon Facebook, Google

Delhi court cannot serve summons to the likes of Facebook and Google, say US officials, because that impacts “free speech principles."


Watch Gangnam Style get butchered at Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event in Mumbai

How we think the idea was pitched: “Yes, we will sing about the Galaxy S4, but to the tune of Gangnam Style. It will be awesome and totally not suck." The result was a mess of intergalactic proportions.


First major update for HTC One brings better battery life, improved camera performance

A brilliant phone just got better with a software update for bug fixes, camera improvement and a battery life boost. Get this update now, if you have an HTC One.


Zync Quad 10.1 full HD Android tablet launched for Rs 14,990

Some more competition for the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab. Zync has launched a powerful quad-core tablet with a full HD display and an attractive price tag. 


Samsung announces 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3

Not much has changed from the Galaxy Tab 2 , except for the slightly updated design. The physical navigation buttons make this look like a giant phone and that makes sense when you see that it can actually make voice calls. 


The Galaxy Tab 3 is not much different from its predecessor

The Galaxy Tab 3 is not much different from its predecessor



Intel appoints Brian Krzanich as sixth CEO

Brian Krzanich will take over from Paul Otellini after months of speculation about who will lead Intel as it looks to make an impact in the mobile chipsets market. 


Samsung launches Galaxy Note 510 in India for Rs 30,990

The 8-inch Note tablet with S-Pen can also do voice calls and should be more than a capable performer thanks to the quad-core Exynos ticking inside. That price, however, seems more than a little daunting. 


Datawind to supply next-gen Aakash tablet at Rs 2,500 per unit

After completing Aakash 2 deliveries, Datawind has submitted recommendations and a possible price for the next-gen low-cost tablet for India.

Published Date: May 05, 2013 14:32 PM | Updated Date: May 05, 2013 14:32 PM