Top stories of the week: June 5, 2015

| Updated 5 Jun 2015

Didn't stay up to date with all the latest and new? Well, here are the top stories of this week.


Google apologises after Modi's image appears in 'top 10 criminals list'

Google's search algorithms are complex but not necessarily correct. The search engine company drew flak for listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image in the 'top 10 criminals list'. After a lot of criticism on social media, Google tendered apology and even added a disclaimer on the search result. Read more about the controversy here.



Windows 10 to release on July 29, confirms Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed its much awaited Windows 10 OS version will be launched on July 29. Read more about the development here.


Micromax among top 10 global smartphone vendors: Gartner

Riding high on success in the Indian mobile phone market, Micromax raced to the list of top 10 global smartphone vendors. Can Micromax be the number one? Read more about the Gartner report on global smartphone vendors here.


Samsung takes a lead in the Indian premium smartphone market

Samsung topples Apple to take a lead in the Indian smartphone market (phones priced above Rs. 30,000). Read more about Samsung's lead here.



Full number portability to be available by July

Wait is finally over. Starting next month, you will be able to switch your operator outside your native circle. Read more about the availability of full mobile number portability here.


Is Apple making a 4-inch compact iPhone?

Even as other smartphone brands are focussing large-screened phones, Apple is being rumoured to be working on a compact iPhone that has 4-inch display. Read more about the 4-inch compact iPhone rumor here.


Microsoft's 'hassle-free' WiFi hotspots

Microsoft is working to fix the problem of sharing Wi-Fi network. It is reportedly working on a technology that allows set up of hassle free Wi-Fi hotspots across the world.



SoundHound undergoes revamp, to take on Siri and Google Now

Cortana is said to give Google Now and Apple's Siri a tough competition. But SoundHound is also working a faster and more comprehensive virtual digital assistant. Read more about SoundHound revamp here.


Facebook opens an artificial intelligence lab in Paris

Facebook has opened an artificial intelligence lab in Paris. What will be the role of this lab? Read more about the development here.


Idea Cellular increases pre-paid mobile data rates by 18pc

Idea has raised its data tariffs significantly. The hike is currently for Delhi NCR region and is likely to be implemented in other circles soon. The raise is likely to prompt other operators to raise the tariff. Read more about the date tariff hike here.


Google's new privacy dashboard

Google has introduced a new privacy dashboard with an objective to give users more control on their privacy. Read more about Google's new privacy tool here.



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