The Workers’ Party in North Korea has issued the stern warning stating that any of its citizen if caught trying to defect to China or if found using mobile phones during Kim Jong-il 100-day mourning period will be declared as “war criminals” and will be punished accordingly. Kin Jong-il died on December 17 after suffering from a heart attack and in sigh of that North Korea is having the 100 days long mourning period. The worker’s party stated if any person who is caught in an attempt to flee the poverty and political oppression...

Good news for music lover who desperately never wants that the songs that store or purchased get lost in anyway. Google Music has just gained a new feature that lets you to download your entire library including purchased songs. The Google Music already allows users to upload upto 20,000 songs for free and stream them to their Android devices.  Now with the add-on...

A day after a NY Times report stating harsh working conditions at Apple’s component suppliers in China. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company cares about every worker in its supply chain and that any suggestion to the contrary was patently false and offensive in nature. Cook addressed the issues highlighting the report in an e-mail sent to employees today. The New York Times published a report that profiled hazardous factory conditions – recounted an explosion at a plant in Chengdu that killed four, focusing on the final months...

Twenty-two states of European Union have attended the ceremony in Japan and signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Thursday, January 26. An ACTA is a global treaty that is somehow similar to SOPA and PIPA – which try to normalize copyright protection and IP standards. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nakano expressed his welcome for the signing on the Agreement by the EU and its Member States and stated that he was confident that this signing would create a further momentum towards early entry into the force and expansion...

The social network ban introduced by Indian Army, is said to require the force’s 36,000 officers and 1.3 million other personnel to immediately cease using and delete their social networks profiles. The ban is still to be confirmed by authorities. According to Ad Age, army was facing difficulties in monitoring that whether any of its personnel sharing any sensitive...

PocketNow had recently checked out a non-final build of HTC Sense 4.0. HTC has put an emphasis on improved typography and reduced visual clutter. Sense 4.0 will finally bring landscape support to the home screen. All sliders in Sense 4.0 will be gray with buttons that have rounded square edges, instead of the bubbly circular icons found in current versions of Sense....

South Korean Electronics Giant Samsung on Friday reported record earnings for the fourth quarter last year results with a 17% rise in profits in the final three months of 2011. Samsung recorded an operating profit of 5.3 trillion won, or approximately $4.72 billion USD, on sales of 47 trillion won, or approximately $42 billion USD. Samsung said that its Galaxy line of mobile devices drove up revenue for the year by almost 40% compared with the previous year. Despite tough competition from the iPhone maker Apple in the smartphone market,...

A week after German’s Mannheim Regional Court dismissed Samsung’s first lawsuit against Apple, the court today rejected Samsung’s second complaint too. Today’s ruling addresses Korean manufacturer arguments that Apple 3G/UMTS technology infringes upon its patents. Judge Andreas Voss did not state any particular reasons for the decision. The outcome of Samsung’s...

“As a search engine giant, Google has a responsibility to protect the privacy of its users,” the eight lawmakers wrote Google CEO Larry Page. “Therefore, we are writing to learn why Google feels that these changes are necessary, and what steps are being taken to ensure protection of consumers’ privacy rights.” A group of House Energy and Commerce members asked Google in a letter (PDF) on Thursday to explain why it plans to start tracking users and collecting information about them across all the company’s...

Security Software giant McAfee rejected rival Symantec Corporation claim that several large corporate customers had recently switched over to using products. Intel bought McAfee in a $7.7 billion deal in order to spur growth at the world’s top chipmaker. McAfee Senior Vice President for Finance and Accounting Edward Hayden told Reuters that the claim was false. He added that his company had booked a record amount of business in its December quarter, signed its biggest deal ever and closed more sales over $1 million than it had in any...