MOBILE

  • The evolution of Android: From Cupcake to Lollipop 4 days ago

    The new Nexus devices - the Google Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 - bring along the latest update to the Android mobile operating system. The first commercial version of Android was launched way back in September 2008. Initial Android versions were only numbered. It was with the Android 1.5...
  • Full mobile number portability by March 31 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations. At present, mobile subscribers have restricted facility of changing their telcos while retaining their number within same service area using mobile...
  • Nationwide mobile number portability to be implemented by March 31 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations. At present, mobile subscribers have restricted facility of changing their telcos while retaining their number within same service area using mobile...
  • 'Indians more likely to absorb mobile radiation' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indians are more likely to absorb radiation from mobile phones due to their low body mass index and the less fat content in their bodies, a leading health expert said Tuesday. "A hot tropical climate, low fat content in bodies and a lower body mass index on an average...
  • 'Avoid installing mobile towers in front of school' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile towers should not be installed over school nor in front of them to safeguard children from any ill effects of radiation, actress and activist Juhi Chawla said on Tuesday. "Children's body is at developing stage. They are soft. You should neither install towers over school nor in...
  • '1 billion global mobile subscribers added in last 4 years' 6 days ago

    Dubai: The world has added more than a billion mobile phone subscribers in the last four years alone, with the total number reaching 3.2 billion, almost half the earth's population, organisers of an industry event here said. More than a billion of these devices are smartphones, bringing the disruptive power of...
  • IRCTC Connect: IRCTC finally launches its ticketing app for Android 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It took a long time coming and the official IRCTC Android app is finally available for download on Google Play. Unlike most other popular service providers, IRCTC bypassed the more popular Android and iOS platforms and instead launched its mobile apps first for Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10...
  • 44 apps that could help you increase your productivity 1 week ago

    It's not always hardwork that can help you increase your productivity, at times, it is the right mix of your abilities and technology that helps users perform more efficiently. There are many apps available for Android, iOS, Windows and other mobile platforms that not only allow you to create effective...
  • Xiaomi suggests Apple's Jony Ive to use a Mi phone to verify 'theft' allegations, could gift him one 1 week ago

    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...
  • Zen Mobile to launch Firefox phone this month October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The fourth Firefox phone will enter the Indian market this month. Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox OS and Firefox Web browser, announced that Zen Mobile will launch its Firefox OS-based smartphone in the ultra-low cost category in India this October. The Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 was the...
  • J&K: RComm waives charges for subscribers in valley for September October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Reliance Communications' subscribers in the flood-affected Kashmir region will get a 50 per cent waiver on voice packs and 100 per cent waiver on data packs for September, the company announced on Thursday. "Since our services were not operational for some time in Kashmir due to floods, we will be...
  • 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...
  • MTS slashes mobile Internet rates by about 33 per cent October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Triggering a price war in mobile Internet segment, telecom operator MTS India today launched new schemes with a price reduction of about 33 per cent in its high-speed service offerings. "We have lowered the price barrier for first time data customers with as much as 33 per cent reduction...
  • Airtel, Vodafone, Idea hike mobile Internet rates by up to 100% October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have raised mobile internet rates up to 100 per cent in June-September period across country. Airtel is latest to increase mobile rates by up to 33 per cent while Vodafone and Idea have started gradually implementing the increased mobile internet rates from June. The three companies jointly hold...
  • Leading telcos hike mobile internet rates by up to 100 per cent October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have raised mobile internet rates up to 100 per cent in June-September period across country. Airtel is latest to increase mobile rates by up to 33 per cent while Vodafone and Idea have started gradually implementing the increased mobile internet rates from June. ...
  • Google plans to launch new mobile chat app; aims to take on WhatsApp, Line October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Software giant Google plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources. The daily said Google was in the early stages of development of the app, which will not make it mandatory...
  • Pay by phone or just keep using plastic? Here's everything you need to know October 2, 2014

    New York: PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments. But so far, trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and...
  • Missed call to women will lead to jail in Bihar September 24, 2014

    Patna: Give missed calls to women and cool your heels in jail. CID Inspector General (IG) (Weaker Section) Arvind Pandey on Tuesday issued a circular to all district Superintendents of Police (SPs) and Government Rail Police (GRP) SPs asking them to ensure that police investigates and takes action in such...
  • A new smartphone app that detects text and reads it aloud for visually impaired people September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app...
  • SBI accounts for half of mobile transactions in June: RBI September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: State Bank of India accounted for half of the total number of mobile transactions undertaken in June, while ICICI Bank became the first to surpass the Rs 1,000crore mark albeit with only a fifth of the registered users as the country's largest lender. State Bank of India's (SBI) account holders...
  • Microsoft launches Universal Mobile Keyboard; compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows devices September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Universal Mobile Keyboard that works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. The new Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard. The keyboard features...
  • 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...
  • Apple iOS 8 for iPhones, iPads officially rolls out today September 17, 2014

    San Francisco Newgeneration Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones. The iOS 8 mobile operating system will be available free for download to many iPhone and iPad models and will be preinstalled on iPhone...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi Police gets two mobile forensic data collection vans September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has agreed to the induction of two mobile Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) vans with a view to ensuring quick and efficient collection of forensic data by police at crime scene. "These mobile vans would be able to promptly reach crime spots and trained forensic staff can then...
  • 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...
  • J&K limps back to normalcy, mobile services partially restored September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After having been cut off for more than a week, Jammu and Kashmir is heading back to the communication grid. Telecom servies in the flood hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network. Other private mobile service providers inlcuding Airtel,...
  • 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...
  • J&K floods: Army's mobile charging units help locals connect with their families September 10, 2014

    In Jammu, one one of the effects of flooding has been the uprooting of electricity supply towers because of which there has been no electricity. In a unique step, the Army has set up mobile charging units. ...
  • It will take three days to restore mobile services: CMD BSNL September 9, 2014

    The big problem that is hampering rescue activities in the Valley is that telecom links have become dysfunctional. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is trying its best to restore the links quickly, ...