Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi fared much better than other smartphone brands in the Western European market during the third quarter, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that total shipments decline 6.5% year-on-year to 28.8 million units.

ASX-listed financial software firm Iress is moving away from email to Slack for communications and its chief technology officer, Andrew Todd, says this is because the app offers improved security and control.

Chinese smartphone maker realme appears to have taken a glance at the number of low-priced devices emerging from the precincts of its stablemates, and subconsciously said, "I'll raise you on that." That probably accounts for the C11 that was launched in the Australian market recently, a bargain at $199 and nothing to sneer at.

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