Samir Makwana

  • Microsoft Office for iOS, Android due early 2013 08-11-2012 12:43 PM

    Mumbai: A new report has asserted that Microsoft is indeed working to bring its productivity suite - Office, for Google's Android and APple's iOS platforms. The Verge cited multiple sources and has also published screenshots to back its claim. Microsoft Office apps would be available as free apps for the...
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event on October 29 05-10-2012 02:13 PM

    Mumbai: Microsoft will launch its Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system on October 29, ZDNet has noted in its report. ZDNet cited an official invitation of Microsoft for an event in San Francisco. The software giant is likely to demonstrate the new features of the Windows Phone 8 and also...
  • Samsung Nexus S gets Android Jelly Bean update 21-07-2012 11:45 AM

    Mumbai: Google has started the roll out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Nexus S smartphone. The new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean JRO03E build for the Nexus S devices weighs about 114 MB and is available over the air (OTA). This update is available for the Nexus S...
  • MSN messenger app for Windows Phone announced 21-07-2012 11:38 AM

    Mumbai: Microsoft has released the official MSN Messenger app for the Window Phone platform. It currently is available only in China region and we are hopeful that it will be released for rest of the world too. The Windows Phone devices did surprise everyone with the lack of any native...
  • New Batman game coming to iOS, Android on July 20 18-07-2012 11:50 AM

    Mumbai: The game, to be released on July 20, is based on the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The iconic saga of fictional superhero Batman is about to be retold with the upcoming movie - The Dark Knight Rises. To cash in on the popularity of the movie,...
  • Google Analytics app now available for Android 03-07-2012 12:30 PM

    Mumbai: Google has released its website analytics service as an app for the Android mobile platform. The new Google Analytics app is ideally meant for bloggers, website owners and webmasters to stay updated with website statistics. This new app arrives with limited functionality compared to the exhaustive set of features...
  • Official VLC Player app coming to Android soon 20-06-2012 10:57 AM

    Mumbai: Playback of several multimedia files is still an issue with the Google Android platform. Hence, not all smartphones support playback of popular video formats. However, this may change soon as the popular VLC Player app would soon be released for the Android platform, its developers have hinted. Currently, the...
  • Gigabyte launches 4 dual-SIM phones with Android ICS 12-06-2012 01:13 PM

    Mumbai: Taiwan based computer peripherals maker, Gigabyte has launched a new range of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running dual-SIM handsets at the Computex 2012 convention which is being held at Taipei, Taiwan. These new Gigabyte Android 4.0 ICS smartphones have low-power single core mobile processors housed inside them. Gigabyte...
  • Motorola Defy XT, Defy Mini launched in India 08-06-2012 03:59 PM

    Mumbai: Motorola has introduced two new mid-range Android smartphones - Defy XT and Defy Mini, in India. Sporting the water-resistant body, both these Defy series handsets come in candy bar form factor and feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 series processor. The Motorola Defy XT is a mid-range smartphone that will...
  • Acer unveils Iconia Tab A110, A210 08-06-2012 02:00 PM

    Mumbai: Acer has unveiled two new tablets - Iconia Tab A110 and Iconia Tab 110 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at the on-going Computex 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan. These new tablets come with different screen sizes and will house a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 inside them. The Acer Iconia...
  • Siri for iPad coming with iOS 6.0 06-06-2012 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Apple's virtual assistant Siri is on its way to bless the New iPad users. The 9to5 Mac blog, quoting its trusted sources, said that the new iPad will be getting a slew of Siri features sans voice calling functionality. Rest all features of Siri are being tested for...
  • Google Drive to get offline mode in five weeks 02-06-2012 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome and Apps at Google, stated that the Google Drive will get offline mode in five weeks. On the sidelines of the D10 Technology summit, Pichai told 'All Things D' author Walt Mossberg that Google's online storage service (Drive) will get offline...
  • Microsoft Office for Apple iPad due on Nov 10 02-06-2012 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: The much awaited Microsoft Office productivity suite for Apple iPad will launch on November 10 this year, according to a report of The Daily. So far, Apple iPad users have been using the Apple's iLife set of apps which are equivalent solution for the Microsoft Office suite. However, folks...
  • Galaxy Tab 2 gets free 50 GB Dropbox storage 29-05-2012 01:04 PM

    Mumbai: Samsung has quietly announced to give 50 GB free Dropbox storage offer to its Galaxy Tab 2 series tablet models for one year. Samsung's Promo page states that the consumers who purchase new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100) and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 models will get 50 GB free...
  • Bump for Android now transfers photos to your PC 28-05-2012 10:56 AM

    Mumbai: Bump is one really handy wireless data sharing software app, available for iOS and Android platforms. Now the creators of Bump have announced yet another nifty feature for the Bump Android app which allows direct photo transfer to PCs. Hence now you don't need to physically connect your Android...
  • Google revamps search app for iPhone 25-05-2012 12:39 PM

    Mumbai: After a long time, Google has pushed a totally revamped search application for the iPhone. The new Google Search app, which carries a redesigned interface, promises faster search results, spruced up image search and simpler access to other Google services from a single screen. The new Google Search App...
  • Google, Asus to ship Nexus tablet in June 25-05-2012 12:36 PM

    Mumbai: Google and Asus, who were earlier expected to bring their Nexus tablet in July this year, will now reportedly launch it as soon as next month. DigiTimes, quoting upstream supply chain sources in Taiwan, has reported that Google and Asus will ship about six lakh units of the Nexus...
  • Angry Birds Heikki to release on June 18 23-05-2012 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: Finnish Mobile Game developer, Rovio Mobile is set to release new Angry Birds Heikki game on June 18 this year. The new Angry Birds Heikki is teased at the landing page at - http://heikki.angrybirds.com and no details have been mentioned on the page. From the images placed on...
  • Samsung Galaxy S III pre-booking starts in India 18-05-2012 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung India has started pre-booking of its flagship smartphone - Galaxy S III GT-I9300 for a nominal amount of Rs 2,000. The new Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super Amoled Plus touchscreen display and a powerful quad-core mobile processor. Samsung reportedly received over 9...
  • Apple fixes Siri to show iPhone 4S as the best smartphone 16-05-2012 03:18 PM

    New Delhi: Apple has tweaked the Siri application of iPhone 4S, after facing an embarrassing moment when the virtual assistant app reportedly termed the Nokia Lumia 900 as the best smartphone in the world. Last week, The Next Web reported Apple's Siri terming Nokia Lumia 900 as an answer to...
  • Handset review: Nokia Asha 303 13-05-2012 10:45 AM

    The Nokia Asha 303 is a budget range mobile phone that comes with a touchscreen and a Qwerty keyboard. This smartphone is currently available in the retail market at various Nokia Priority partners, third party resellers and online retailers. Here's our comprehensive account of the Nokia Asha 303: Design and...
  • Qualcomm shows world's 1st glasses free 3D tablet 11-05-2012 01:38 PM

    Mumbai: Qualcomm's prototype tablet houses Snapdragon S4 mobile processor which is capable of full 1080p HD 3D playback, recording and even offers real-time 2D to 3D conversion. Qualcomm has displayed world's first auto stereoscopic 3D tablet at the on-going CTIA-Wireless 2012 convention which has started on May 9. At the...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note ICS update rolling out 11-05-2012 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy Note smartphone, according to a report. The Galaxy Note N7000 owners across the world will have to wait for the update which will be pushed to them Over-the-Air (you will receive a...
  • BlackBerry 10 will include screen sharing: Report 08-05-2012 12:03 PM

    Mumbai: The BlackBerry 10 operating system will bring a new screen sharing feature to the BlackBerry smartphones, a website (CrackBerry) has reported. Research In Motion (RIM) has recently announced and gave a sneak peek to the BlackBerry 10 operating system earlier this month at the BlackBerry World 2012 conference. The...
  • LG announces cloud services for Android phones 02-05-2012 01:26 PM

    Mumbai: Following the footsteps of many, even LG has announced its cloud computing based services, called LG Cloud. Starting today onwards, this service enters in to the beta phase. The LG Cloud aims to cater to the users for managing and consuming content on Android based smartphones, computers and Smart...
  • Samsung Galaxy S II gets Android 4.0 update 01-05-2012 01:50 PM

    Mumbai: Samsung has started the roll out of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy S II smartphone that comes with Texas Instruments based chipset. Samsung has pushed out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy S II GT-I9100G smartphone. This Galaxy S II GT-I9100G...
  • Skype app for Windows Phone now available 23-04-2012 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally made available the full version of Skype app for Windows Phone platform. Using the Skype app for Windows Phone, users can engage in voice calls, video calls and texting with their contacts. This is in line with what Peter Wissing, director for Windows Phone at...
  • HTC One X gets new Android update 20-04-2012 01:51 PM

    Mumbai: HTC has released the first update for its new flagship smartphone - One X (Endeavor). The new Android 4.0 Build 1.28, which is being pushed over-the-air, brings number of fixes for the One X smartphone while improving its battery life. This update has been rolled out for the HTC...
  • Microsoft to release Windows Phone Tango in June 20-04-2012 01:48 PM

    Mumbai: Microsoft is expected to release the Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh aka the Tango update sometime later in June this year. The Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh update is meant for the low-end and entry level smartphones. First wave of the Windows Phone 7.5 Tango will be made available in China...
  • Hands on: HTC One V Android 4.0 smartphone 13-04-2012 01:19 PM

    Mumbai: HTC recently announced the new devices in its One series lineup - One X and One V. Of course, we did have a good time checking out the first quad core mobile phone in India. Meanwhile, the One V was also impressive at the launch. Sporting a 3.7 inch...