Mobile Phone

  • Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint security hacked using wood glue and fingerprint image 18-04-2014 01:44 PM

    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...
  • 62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS 10-04-2014 12:04 PM

    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...
  • Mobile phone radiation can make men impotent: Research 05-04-2014 12:26 PM

    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 26-03-2014 08:25 PM

    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,...
  • Samsung accused of evading Rs 70 crore in import duties 18-03-2014 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Electronics goods giant Samsung has been slapped with a notice by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading import duty to the tune of Rs 70 crore. Samsung India had allegedly imported tablets valuing about Rs 460 crore by declaring them as mobile phones and evaded import...
  • Man beaten to death for stealing a mobile phone battery 07-03-2014 12:32 PM

    A man was beaten to death by people for stealing a mobile phone battery in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district early Friday, police said. According to police, villagers caught Sajid while stealing the battery from a shop and started beating him black and blue. He died on the spot.The body was sent...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 01-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers with...
  • India to have 243 million Internet users by June 2014: Report 30-01-2014 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: With more and more people accessing the Web through mobile phones, the Internet user base in the country is projected to touch 243 million by June 2014, a year-on-year growth of 28 per cent. According to the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Internet user base...
  • Mobile carriers failed to use tech fixes to thwart spying 28-12-2013 11:47 AM

    The world's mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would have thwarted the National Security Agency's ability to eavesdrop on many mobile phone calls, a cyber security expert says. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's Security Research Labs, told Reuters ahead of a highly...
  • West Champaran: Panchayat bans cell phones for unmarried girls 25-12-2013 12:27 PM

    A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls, said a council member on Wednesday.The decision was taken on Tuesday evening at a meeting of Somgarh panchayat (council) in West Champaran district. The panchayat also threatened to impose heavy fine on the girls' families...
  • Text messages on mobile phones can help reduce diabetes risk 20-12-2013 05:03 PM

    Washington: Researchers have found an innovative simple tool that may help decrease one's risk for diabetes: Text messages on your cell phone. Participants in a free mobile education programme, piloted in Detroit and Cincinnati last year, said the customised texting service 'txt4health' made them more aware of their diabetes risk...
  • Watch: Hilarious ways to crash annoying telephone conversations at the airport 17-12-2013 01:19 PM

    Make sure you don't have Greg Benson sitting beside you when you're on the phone! Watch him play one of the funniest cell phone pranks on people talking on their mobiles at an airport. ...
  • Qualcomm launches mobile phone processor for low-cost smartphones 12-12-2013 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: Targetting the emerging markets like China, US-based chip-maker Qualcomm has launched a mobile phone processor which comes integrated with 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology. Snapdragon 410 is designed for phones priced at USD 150 or less, targeting the original equipment makers (OEMs) in China. "...when we talked about...
  • Feature phone sales fall for the first time in India: Report 20-11-2013 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Sales of feature phones, which drove mobile phone adoption in India, fell for the first time by 0.8 per cent to 51.8 million units in July-September 2013 as smartphones continue to capture consumer interest. Mobile handset shipments grew 10.9 per cent to 62.9 million units during July-September 2013...
  • Nokia shareholders expected to approve Microsoft deal on Tuesday 19-11-2013 09:43 AM

    Helsinki: Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon. Nokia agreed in September to sell its devices and...
  • Over half of mobile phones sold in the last quarter are smartphones 11-11-2013 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: Smartphone uptake continued its strong momentum and accounted for around 55 per cent of all mobile phones sold in July-September period, says a report by Ericsson. "Throughout the world there is continued momentum for smartphone uptake. These devices accounted for around 55 per cent of all mobile phones...
  • Samsung apologises to China consumers, says to fix Galaxy S3, Note 2 for free 24-10-2013 10:42 AM

    Beijing: South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest smartphone maker, has apologised to Chinese customers for problems with some mobile phones after a broadcast on China Central Television criticised Samsung repair policies. "As far as management problems caused inconvenience to our customers, we offer our sincere apologies," Samsung...
  • China's Huawei rules out large acquisitions: Report 14-10-2013 12:58 PM

    Frankfurt: China's Huawei, one of the world's largest telecoms network infrastructure providers, is not planning any large takeovers because it would be unable to integrate them, Deputy Chairman Guo Ping was reported as saying in German paper Welt am Sonntag. Ping, one of three deputy chairmen who take turns acting...
  • Mobile games, apps market in India to touch Rs 2,700 cr by 2016: Report 29-09-2013 05:36 PM

    Mumbai: Mobile games and applications in India are expected to be a Rs 2,700-crore market by 2016, driven by strong smartphone growth and expanding 3G user-base, a report by Avendus Capital said today. "The digital content market (other than caller ringback tones) in India has been sub-scale due to large-scale...
  • Internet-enabled cellphones to be distributed under MGNREGA 29-09-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Internet-enabled cellphones could soon be provided to 2.5 crore people under the MGNREGA scheme. The ambitious scheme to be launched ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 is aimed at enhancing tele-density in rural areas. According to the proposal, one person per family registered under MGNREGA scheme...
  • Panasonic to launch mobile phones under Rs 5,000 by November 29-09-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen its position in the Indian mobile phone market, Japanese electronics major Panasonic plans to come out with devices below Rs 5,000 by November this year. The company has already launched four premium smartphone models since May, when it entered into the domestic market...
  • Mobile phone usage to push India's per capital income up by $51 a year 27-09-2013 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: The per capita GDP of India is likely to grow by $51 a year between 2010 and 2020 due to rising mobile phone subscriptions, a study said. The study conducted by Vodafone Institute said mobile phones, which have become an intrinsic part of people's lives, also positively influence...
  • BSNL, MTNL working to offer free roaming for their customers 25-09-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: State-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL today said that they are working jointly to offer free roaming service to all their customers. "In the NCR (National Capital Region), leaving Delhi, where BSNL customers is on roaming, he is not charged for roaming. We would like to enlarge that...
  • Government eyes Rs 11,000 crore revenue through spectrum auction 24-09-2013 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January 2014 and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11,000 crore this fiscal, a top official said. Replying to a query on expected time-line for the next round of spectrum...
  • Nokia can't licence brand 'Nokia' post Microsoft deal 22-09-2013 01:25 PM

    Washington: After signing a pact to sell its handset business to Microsoft, Finnish phone giant Nokia can neither license the 'Nokia' brand for use in connection with mobile device sales nor use the brand on its own mobile devices for a specific period. "Microsoft has also agreed to a 10-year...
  • People who lie while texting take longer to respond 07-09-2013 11:40 AM

    Washington: If you are exchanging a flurry of text messages with someone and there's an awkward pause, you should probably be suspicious! A Brigham Young University study has found when people lie in digital messages - texting, social media or instant messaging - they take longer to respond, make more...
  • 31.6 lakh new mobile customers in June, 1.2 lakh decline in landlines 07-09-2013 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: India had 90.3 crore telecom subscribers in June, up 0.34 per cent over the previous month, as per the data released by sectoral regulator Trai. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 903.09 million at the end of June, 2013 from 900.05 million at the end...
  • Full text of Microsoft's press release on Nokia acquisition 03-09-2013 10:42 AM

    Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business, license Nokia's patents and mapping services REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland - Sept. 2, 2013 - Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase...