MOBILE PHONE

  • BSNL to offer free unlimited night calls from May 1 4 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned BSNL went that proverbial extra mile to revive its landline business by introducing an unlimited free calling scheme during night hours. The scheme, effective May 1, allows you to make calls free of cost to any operator, including mobile phones, anywhere in the country between 9 PM and...
  • Watch: Mother thrashes Jalandhar school director after she seized her daughter's mobile 5 days ago

    In a shocking incident from Jalandhar, a mother thrashed a school director after she seized her daughter's mobile phone. Angry with the director's move, the mother first shoved the school director and then thrashed her badly. The entire incident happened in the director's office. ...
  • Asus Zenfone 2 review: A powerful warrior but with weight issues 5 days ago

    It's been less than a year since Asus entered the Indian smartphone market in July last year, and the Taiwanese company appears to be again all geared up with its new squad of warriors to fight on the battleground where there are no allies. But are Asus' soldiers fit, trained,...
  • Tips & Tricks: How to keep your windscreen mounted phone cool under the summer sun April 8, 2015

    Windscreen mounted mobile phones holders are a great help, more so when you are using a navigation app. But then it isn't very good an idea to have it positioned in the direct glare of the summer sun. The components that your phone is made up of, aren't exactly built...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: The new badshah of budget phones March 30, 2015

    One recurring problem with most budget phones is that they also look and feel like budget phones. This is where the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 2 stands out - the device doesn't reflect its price tag (Rs 6,999). The reason why Xiaomi might have been able to afford this premium feel...
  • New SmartTalk app helps cut down on your mobile bill March 24, 2015

    London: If you have a landline phone, this app is just for you. Landline customers can make savings on their mobile phone bill with the new SmartTalk app. Launched by British telecommunications giant BT Group, the SmartTalk app allows customers to save money on their mobile phone bill by linking their...
  • India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers. Amid a scarcity of doctors and public hospitals, India is relying on...
  • Use of smartphones by kids rampant in Australia: Report March 16, 2015

    Canberra: Over two-thirds of Australian children aged three to 17 own a smartphone and spend almost an entire day of the week on the device, a new report revealed on Monday. The report released by national communication carrier Telstra discovered that children spend an average of 21 hours and 48 minutes...
  • Conversations invaded by 'conversationalist' mobiles: Amitabh Bachchan March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it challenging for elders to match the speed with which the youngsters express themselves, as well as wonders how mobile phones nowadays have replaced conversations. "The speed with which this generation expresses itself, speaks itself and thinks itself, is in itself a speeded wonder. For one...
  • 1.7 billion women in emerging economies do not own mobile phones: Report March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 1.7 billion females in low-and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 per cent less likely to own a mobile phone than men -- creating a gender gap of 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, a report said...
  • Pakistan orders mobile users in country to give fingerprints or lose connection February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to fast process biometric data collection to curb terrorism, the Pakistan government is pushing its citizens to either provide their fingerprints in time or face cancellation of their cellular services. However, as the task of fingerprint scanning of the country's million-odd population includes tedious amount of...
  • Encryption keys of mobile SIM cards powerful spying tool for NSA February 21, 2015

    Washington: It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: the encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones. A report by the investigative news website The Intercept, citing leaked documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden,...
  • 1,500 new mobiles phone models to be launched in 2015: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As mobile phone brands such as Xiaomi, Asus, Motorola, Obi etc slug it out for increasing their market share in India, around 1,400-1,500 new models are expected to be launched in 2015, a report said today. "We expect around 1,400-1,500 phone launches in 2015, up around 20 per cent...
  • There is no proof that mobile radiation causes cancer February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when various studies are going on whether radiation from mobile phones is harmful for health, an US expert Saturday said no study or research has proved that non-ionising radiation, as produced by these devices, causes cancer. "No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionizing...
  • Pockets: ICICI Bank's new digital banking service lets users send money to any e-mail address, mobile number, friends on Facebook February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank announced the launch of 'Pockets', what the company claims is India's first digital bank. According to the bank, anyone, including those who are not customers of ICICI Bank, can use the e-wallet to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, friends on Facebook and bank...
  • High school girls in Japan spend 7 hours a day on mobiles: Survey February 10, 2015

    Tokyo: High school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a new survey has found, with nearly 10 per cent of them putting in at least 15 hours. Boys of the same age average just over four hours mobile phone use a day,...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 available for as low as Rs 33,999 February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is now available for purchase at a discount of up to Rs 10,000 under Flipkart's new exchange offer. The phone, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, is originally priced at Rs 43,999 for the 32GB version. However, under Flipkart's exchange program, one can...
  • Samsung leads Indian mobile phone market, but losing grip: Report February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung may be the leader in the burgeoning Indian mobile market, but the Korean handset giant is losing ground in one of the world's largest markets as it faces stiff competition from rivals like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and Microsoft (Nokia). According to the latest data from CyberMedia Research (CMR),...
  • Datawind to launch mobile phones with free Internet services at Rs 3,000 January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Low-cost mobile device maker Datawind has earmarked about Rs 150 crore to launch mobile phones with free basic Internet services for one year to start with. These phones will cost Rs 3,000 per unit. "We are in talks with a private operator to launch mobile phones with free basic...
  • India turns to grocery stores, petrol pumps for banking revolution January 27, 2015

    Mumbai: India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches. The clock is ticking down to a February 2 deadline for applications to...
  • TRAI issues draft rules for full mobile number portability January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has issued draft regulations to facilitate full mobile number portability which is set to start from May 3. The full or nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) will allow consumers to change service provider in any part of the country while retaining their existing number. At present, mobile...
  • 'Mobile phone exports from India may drop to nil in 2015' December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: While government is pushing to make India hub for electronics manufacturing with 'Make in India' programme, a report has said that exports of mobile phones are estimated to crash to zero in 2015. "Mobile market grows by 32 per cent or to $12 billion in 2014 but imports take...
  • To prevent girls from 'straying', Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles December 21, 2014

    Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls "going astray". Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the...
  • Mobile phone a basic need for most unmarried Indians: Survey December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: If one goes by a survey, most single Indians can't do without their mobile phones. The survey, by online matrimony platform www.shaadi.com, was conducted on a total of 6,500 respondents in the age group of 23 to 35 years, to understand how crucial a mobile phone is for unmarried...
  • Almost all Android, iOS apps have been hacked: Report November 21, 2014

    New York: An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 per cent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind...
  • Experts blame dearth of adequate towers for connectivity problem in mobile phones November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the last few months there has been a sudden spurt in call drops, calls getting interrupted and other such connectivity problems. Experts say the dearth of adequate towers to handle growing cell phone usage is to be blamed. The urge to stay connected is unrelenting. One's voice...
  • Oxigen: Smartphone, the new banking device November 15, 2014

    Smartphones are the new transaction tools in banking sector. Oxigen has been pioneering mobile payments for the last ten years. ...
  • US government warns iPhone, iPad users on security bug in Apple's iOS November 14, 2014

    The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data. There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the "Masque Attack,"...
  • Mobile phones, indecent dressing, vulgar advertisements lead to rape cases: UP Police October 30, 2014

    In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. ...
  • Is the UP Police serious when it says vulgar clothes lead to rape? October 30, 2014

    In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. ...