TC Roundup: Mozilla CEO lashes out at Microsoft over Windows 10 browser default

3 Aug, 2015

In an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said it's "disturbing" that the new Windows 10 operating system makes it difficult for users to choose anything but Microsoft's Edge as their default browser. Beard is asking Microsoft to reconsider its approach and make user settings with Windows 10 more obvious and intuitive to manage. (Top Tech News)

Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages: Apple employees are testing a voicemail service which uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages. Apple's iCloud service will then send you the text of the transcribed voicemail - meaning that you'll never need to listen to your voicemails again, sources tell Business Insider. The new service is being prepared for launch in 2016, we hear. (Business Insider)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G launched at Rs 11,100: Samsung has launched a new 4G smartphone, Grand Prime 4G, at Rs 11,100. The phone, unveiled at Samsung Forum, will be available in available in white, grey and gold colour variants.

The Galaxy Grand Prime 4G sports a 5-inch qHD (540x960p) TFT display. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM, the phone comes with 8GB storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. (The Times of India)

Windows 10 hit by privacy concerns: Microsoft released Windows 10 last week. It was installed 14m times in its first 24 hours of availability and gained a generally warm reception from critics. In the days since the launch, hundreds of users took to social media and online forums to suggest that the default settings in Windows 10 are designed to harvest personal information in a way that infringe on users' privacy. (The Financial Times)

BMW and Apple reportedly in talks to develop future electric vehicle: In a recent report, it was revealed that Apple, including CEO Tim Cook, paid a visit to BMW at its Leipzig factory. The intent was to have modest discussions about what could be possible, but nothing was agreed-upon there. One source claims that talks could continue again in the near-future. (Hot Hardware)