MOBILE PHONES

  • Pakistan orders mobile users in country to give fingerprints or lose connection 5 days ago

    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. ...
  • UP Police blames mobile phones, indecent dressing, vulgar advertisements for rise in rape cases October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. The observations were part of a reply to a Right...
  • Nokia 130 with built-in video player, FM radio launched at Rs 1,649 in India October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices launched entry level dual-sim mobile phone 'Nokia 130', having built-in music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, for Rs 1,649 in India. "The Nokia 130 is a perfect device for consumers who are looking for their first mobile phone, or for...
  • Xiaomi suggests Apple's Jony Ive to use a Mi phone to verify 'theft' allegations, could gift him one October 13, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi refuted Apple's allegation of stealing iPhone technology, saying one can only judge its products after using them. Responding to Apple's design head Jony Ive's accusation that Xiaomi has stolen iPhone technology, President Lin Bin said Ive should use a Xiamomi phone to know the difference between...
  • Is the smartphone your better half? October 8, 2014

    Sydney: Is the smartphone your new partner? A survey says so, suggesting that most people check their mobile phones on an average of 1,500 times a week, that too even before the sun rises. After analysing the smartphone habits of 2,000 Britons, digital marketing agency Tecmark found that smartphone users were...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus come with preinstalled kill switch September 18, 2014

    Washington: New Apple phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. The tool, known as a kill switch, will be standard...
  • Meet Sundar Pichai, the man behind Android One phones September 16, 2014

    He is the most important man in the mobile industry, the man behind the launch of Android One phones. Sundar Pichai is a Chennai boy who made it big and is already being spoken of as a possible successor to Larry Page. ...
  • Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide September 13, 2014

    Agartala: Two teenage girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said on Saturday. Three class 10 girls of the Takarjala higher secondary school in Western Tripura were reprimanded for secretly using mobile phones which is against the hostel norms, police said. "After being...
  • On duty police constables banned from using mobile phones: Goa IGP September 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's police constabulary has been banned from constantly using mobile phones while on traffic and picketing duty according to newlyappointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg. Garg, who was on a visit to the Panaji police station on Thursday where he interacted with civilians, said the ban was a...
  • Hollywood actresses photo leak: Why syncing your mobile may be a bad move September 3, 2014

    Days after nude photos of several prominent Hollywood actresses were leaked online, the focus is back on how insecure information online is. CNN's tech correspondent Samuel Burke explains why syncing your mobile phone to your computer at home is a bad move. ...