Mobile Phone

  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • IBM Simon: The world's first smartphone turns 20 August 16, 2014

    London: The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and weighing half...
  • Mobile phones could now be charged using traffic noise, music, and even your own voice August 13, 2014

    London: Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone! Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype (a nanogenerator) that could be used to charge a cell phone using everyday background...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have a bad influence and were responsible for girls being harassed. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held...
  • Samsung still the leader in the US mobile phone market: Counterpoint Research August 8, 2014

    New York: Samsung still retains a 36 per cent share of the US smartphone market, latest data from Counterpoint Research shows. It also led the overall US mobile phone market with a 37 per cent share. This is good news for Samsung which has lost the top spot this quarter in both...
  • Micromax becomes the No.1 mobile phone seller in India, but Samsung still tops the Indian smartphone market August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter, grabbing a 16.6 percent market share, a recent research report showed. Samsung had 14.4 percent market share, down from 16.3 percent in the first quarter,...
  • Passcodes are outdated. A closer look at the alternatives to secure your phone August 5, 2014

    New York: Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking apps...
  • German teen floods club toilet in futile hunt for lost mobile phone August 1, 2014

    Berlin: A German teen who lost his mobile phone in a pond tried to get it back by draining the water and pumping it into a nearby toilet but caused major damage when the water flooded the tank and sent the waste spewing, a local newspaper reported. "I thought two pumps...
  • There is life after mobile phones for Nokia July 26, 2014

    Helsinki: Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division. The Finnish company said its second-quarter profit rose 20 per cent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a compulsory...
  • Can't go without your phone for even 10 minutes? Here's why July 12, 2014

    Washington: Can't live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety. According to a recent study by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, most people cannot last for 10 minutes without getting highly...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • From computer keyboard to mobile phone: The dirtiest things you touch everyday July 8, 2014

    In a study conducted recently 33 keyboards were randomly sampled and four out of them were considered a health hazard? There are many such things that we use on a daily basis unaware that they can take a toll on our health. Here are the 10 dirtiest things that you...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, say health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share June 19, 2014

    Bharti Airtel and Telewings Communications Services (Uninor) led subscriber additions in May, when the GSM base in the country grew marginally to 733 million with 6.19 million new mobile users, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.There were 726.8 million GSM users at the end of April, the COAI...
  • New tool searches through apps to find what you need! June 16, 2014

    Washington: A new kind of search engine can look inside apps on your smartphone to find what you need. A US-based company called Quixey is developing the search engine that can take in queries such as 'Best Thai restaurants in San Francisco' and produce a list of results that will take...
  • Goa: 2 boys beaten, paraded naked for stealing mobile phones June 2, 2014

    Panaji: Two boys were beaten up by locals with wooden sticks and were then paraded naked after being tied to motorcycles in Goa for allegedly stealing mobile phones and valuables from foreigners. The boys were beaten up by locals who had adjuged them guilty of the crime. The incident occurred...
  • Bangalore IPS officer facing harassment charge accuses senior of caste bias May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: A top level police officer who was booked for allegedly clicking pictures of a woman at a coffee shop is now blaming the Commissioner of Police for his plight. Dr. P Ravindranath, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) resigned after he was charged with taking pictures of the woman...
  • Bangalore: IPS officer charged with taking photos of woman, quits May 28, 2014

    Bangalore: A top police officer has resigned after he was charged with taking pictures of a woman at a coffee shop in Bangalore. He is also accused of intimidating her later. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) P Ravindranath allegedly clicked the pictures of a woman, when she was at a...
  • Samsung India mobile phones head Vineet Taneja quits May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung India's country head for mobile phones and digital imaging Vineet Taneja had quit the company this week, according to industry sources. However, Samsung in its official statement said: "Samsung does not comment on rumours or speculation." There has been talk in the industry for a few months that Taneja...
  • 'Mobile phones have made India more democratic' May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phones have further strengthened the democracy in India, says Robert Jeffrey, the co-author of 'Cell Phone Nation', a book on social impact of mobile telephony in India. "Until about 10 years ago, phones in India were meant for important people with important work to do. Not for the...
  • Submerged mobile phones can still yield video May 2, 2014

    A cellphone recovered from one of the victims of the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has yielded video shot aboard the vessel, raising questions about how such images could still be found on an electronic device after being submerged. It s possible the video was stored on a...
  • Who is Nokia's new CEO Rajeev Suri? April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia says it has appointed Rajeev Suri to head the new company after it sold its ailing mobile phone unit to Microsoft last week. But who is Rajeev Suri? Here is everything we know about Rajeev Suri. 46-year-old Suri, born in India, has been with Nokia for almost 20...
  • Nokia says Indian mobile phone manufacturing unit unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to be concluded on Friday for the sale of its global handset business to Microsoft. Nokia will instead operate the factory as a contract manufacturing...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint security hacked using wood glue and fingerprint image April 18, 2014

    Berlin: A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, who works for Security Research Labs, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's...
  • 62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS April 10, 2014

    More than 62,000 electors in the national capital checked their names on the voters lists through a mobile phone message facility, an official of the poll panel said on Thursday. The Election Commission started a message helpline number - 9211728082 - for the voters in the national capital, so that they...
  • Mobile phone radiation can make men impotent: Research April 5, 2014

    New York: Do you eat, sleep and drink your mobile phone, literally? Limit your WhatsApp or Facebook urge as men using cell phones for over four hours a day are at a greater risk of impotency than those who use it for less than two hours, an alarming research has...
  • Police arrest four, recover mobile phones worth Rs 90 lakh March 26, 2014

    A driver, who decamped with his employer's tempo carrying mobile phones worth Rs 1 crore, was arrested along his three accomplices in Masuri area Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday. The arrested have been identified as Avdesh Kumar, a resident of Farrukhabad, UP, inod, Ashok, residents of Mahipal area of Delhi, and...