Mobile Phones

  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel 12-07-2014 05:31 PM

    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...
  • Can't go without your phone for even 10 minutes? Here's why 12-07-2014 01:55 PM

    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...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security 08-07-2014 02:27 PM

    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...
  • From computer keyboard to mobile phone: The dirtiest things you touch everyday 08-07-2014 10:51 AM

    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 24-06-2014 11:10 AM

    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...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, say health experts and doctors 24-06-2014 11:04 AM

    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...
  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share 19-06-2014 07:54 AM

    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! 16-06-2014 05:23 PM

    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...
  • Goa: 2 boys beaten, paraded naked for stealing mobile phones 02-06-2014 08:18 AM

    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 30-05-2014 11:32 AM

    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 28-05-2014 11:24 AM

    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...
  • Samsung India mobile phones head Vineet Taneja quits 10-05-2014 05:31 PM

    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...
  • 'Mobile phones have made India more democratic' 02-05-2014 12:48 PM

    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...
  • Submerged mobile phones can still yield video 02-05-2014 12:00 PM

    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...
  • Who is Nokia's new CEO Rajeev Suri? 29-04-2014 10:04 AM

    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...
  • Nokia says Indian mobile phone manufacturing unit unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal 24-04-2014 04:17 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Simply talking on the phone isn't dangerous, says new study 03-01-2014 02:17 PM

    A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialling, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies. This...
  • 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...