MOBILE

  • People are emotionally attached to their smartphones: Study 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    London: People are not just dependent on their smartphones they are emotionally attached to them as well, a new study suggests. Gisli Thorsteinsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and Tom Page of Loughborough University, UK, said today it is considered the norm for people to repeatedly and distractedly to...
  • India postpones mobile spectrum auction to March 4 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government has postponed the auction of mobile phone spectrum through which it is expected to raise $10 billion until March 4, according to a government notice on Tuesday. The auction was slated to start on February 25. The last date of submission of applications by Indian mobile operators has...
  • Datawind to launch mobile phones with free Internet services at Rs 3,000 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • India to have largest number of Facebook users on mobile by 2017 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India will surpass the US to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook userbase on mobile by 2017, market research firm eMarketer said in a report. According to the report, nearly 1 billion users worldwide will access the popular social network through their mobilephones at least once...
  • Government bans mobile handsets with fake, duplicate identity numbers January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has prohibited imports of all kind of mobile handsets with fake or duplicate unique identity numbers, a move that will help security agencies in tracking callers using different SIM cards. "GSM mobile handsets with duplicate IMEI or fake IMEI & 'CDMA mobile handsets' with duplicate ESN (Electronic Serial...
  • Google in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard: Report January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Google is in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard, technology news website TechCrunch reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal could help pair Google with the largest US wireless carriers to battle Apple and its new Apple Pay service, TechCrunch wrote. The deal may be valued below...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Social Media Person of the Year award January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won't be able to make...
  • India to have 213 million mobile Internet users by June: Report January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Driven by strong adoption of cheaper smartphones and affordable data plans, the number of mobile Internet users in India is expected to reach 213 million by June this year, says a report. According to the 'Mobile Internet in India 2014' by industry body Internet & Mobile Association of India...
  • Ideas 2015: More friendly apps January 11, 2015

    In this special show, we bring you the ideas that could define year '2015'. ...
  • Mobile payment firm LoopPay plans to enter India this year January 11, 2015

    Las Vegas: US based tech firm LoopPay is planning to enter the Indian market this year with its patented technology that facilitates payment by just placing mobile phones beside a normal card reader at retail stores. The company, founded in 2012 by payment industry experts, has developed a magnetic transmission based...
  • Delhi Police launches mobile application 'Himmat' for women's safety January 2, 2015

    The Delhi Police has launched a mobile application called 'Himmat' which will allow women to send a distress call to the Police Control Room and their relatives in case of any emergency. ...
  • North Korean Internet, 3G mobile network 'paralysed': Report December 28, 2014

    Shanghai : North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country's networks. Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time,...
  • '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...
  • Pay extra for making calls on Skype, Viber using Airtel's mobile Internet December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or other apps using their mobile data packs as the operator has decided to charge standard data rates for making voice calls over Internet (VoIP). The VoIP data will be charged separately...
  • India likely to have 10-15 million 4G subscribers by December 2015: Report December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With more operators launching the super-fast fourth-generation mobile services next year, the 4G subscriber base is expected to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 in the country, consultancy firm PwC has said. "We expect 4G LTE subscribers to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 driven by competitive pricing, superior...
  • 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 tower radiation: No telling proof of adverse health impact December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to allay fears among people about adverse impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from mobile towers, an expert has said there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects. "Considering the very low exposure levels and...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • 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...
  • Opera browser 'unstoppable' in India, heading for 100 million users: CEO December 7, 2014

    Oslo: Norway's Opera Software now targets 100 million Indian users for its mobile phone internet browser, after hitting the 50 million mark last month, Chief Executive Lars Boilesen told Reuters on Friday. Smartphones are quickly becoming the product of choice in the rapidly growing Indian market, though Boilesen declined to give...
  • Samsung mobile chief survives reshuffle despite falling profits December 1, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group's heir apparent opted to keep the man his ailing father appointed while the patriarch's future is uncertain. Staff at Samsung have been waiting nervously for the annual reshuffle after a weak smartphone...
  • BSNL launches a new mobile security app that lets users track location of lost phones, remotely lock devices and erase data November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL launched mobile security value added service that will allow its customers to track location of their lost mobile phones, remotely lock the device and erase data, among others. BSNL is offering the solution, mSecure, in association with Beyond Evolution. "Through Msecure solution user can remotely manage...
  • Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup; sees growth in PlayStation, image sensor businesses November 25, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's loss-making Sony plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product lineups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple and Samsung in consumer electronics, Sony...
  • TRAI reiterates its proposals on spectrum auction November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday said it stands by its proposals, including spectrum reserve price, taking back airwaves from BSNL, swapping 2100 MHz with defence forces and increasing supply of radiowaves. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had sought clarifications from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its...
  • 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...
  • Facebook Groups app: A new way for Facebook users to manage their existing groups, discover new ones November 19, 2014

    New York: Facebook has launched a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook has been working to expand its presence on people's mobile devices by creating - and buying...