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  • Google search on mobile overtakes desktop for the 1st time 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the US and many other parts of the world. The milestone announced at a digital advertising conference Tuesday serves...
  • 4 ways in which Google's Project Fi can reshape the market Yesterday

    Mountain View: Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable. The reason has as much to do with the pursuit of profit as with trying to make smartphones more useful. More time spent using Google's dominant search engine or watching videos...
  • Pan-India MNP delayed again by 2 months 2 days ago

    New Delhi:The Department of Telecom (DoT) has extended the deadline to fully implement the mobile number portability (MNP) across the country by another two months. The earlier deadline to roll out 'full MNP' was May 3. "The government has decided to extend the date of implementation of the full MNP in...
  • Vodafone sends network in a backpack to help restore mobile communications in Nepal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To help restore mobile communications in earthquake-hit Nepal, the Vodafone Foundation has sent a portable "mobile network in a backpack" to the Kathmandu Valley. The Instant Network Mini system can connect up to five mobile phone users to global telecoms networks concurrently within a radius of 100 metres...
  • Mobile operators should periodically alert users about data usage: TRAI 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI proposed that service providers should take explicit consent of consumers through toll free short code 1925 for activating data services, a move aimed at addressing users complaints regarding data usage. "It is proposed that data services should be activated or deactivated only with the explicit consent...
  • TRAI to announce new measures to check call drop menace 6 days ago

    New Delhi: To check the call drop menace, telecom regulator TRAI will soon put in place a new set of 'service quality benchmarks', non-adherence to which may lead to stricter penal action against the mobile operators. The new parameters should be announced within a month, TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar said today. "It...
  • LG G4: 5 key highlights of LG's new mobile software UX 4.0 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The LG G4 is the first phone to come with the new "human-centric" custom mobile software UX 4.0 that is claimed to be simpler and more intuitive. The improved UX, according to LG, eliminates unnecessary steps while providing more configuration options for users. Here are some highlights of the...
  • Mobile monitoring system introduced to plug holes in MGNREGA April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: To eliminate bogus muster rolls and plug leakages in implementation of MGNREGA, the Centre has introduced a Mobile Monitoring System (MMS) for effective execution of works under the rural job scheme. The pilot project of MMS undertaken in 35,000 Gram Panchayats will eliminate the bogus musters and will allow...
  • Xiaomi eying $1billion in revenue from mobile services April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi is looking at nearly a billion dollars in revenue this year from mobile services. The company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun says that the company expects triple revenue from services like games and a payment app. If 'the Apple of China' is able to achieve...
  • Net neutrality: Mobile operators mulling over increasing data charges by up to 6 times April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times. Such high rates, they said, would become...
  • Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi as it has got the go-ahead in this regard from the Department of Telecom (DoT). Airtel's 4G launch in Delhi has been mired in a legal case. The telecom major had got the required spectrum for 4G services through acquisition...
  • BSNL to offer free unlimited night calls from May 1 April 24, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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,...
  • Yahoo plans to take on Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana with Index April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: It seems like Yahoo is all geared up to rekindle its popularity among consumers with a range of new products this year. The California-based company recently announced that it was working on a messaging app and now, it has unveiled its plans about a digital assistant. During the company's...
  • Project Fi: Google launches its own mobile phone network April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Earlier this month, Google announced its plans to make international roaming free. On Wednesday, the search giant launched its own mobile phone network in the US that switches between WiFi and cellular networks to curb data use and cut down on the phone bills. The Google-run network, dubbed...
  • Railways to launch App on Wednesday for paperless ticketing in unreserved segment April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: From Wednesday rail commuters can use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. "We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application tomorrow," said a senior Railway Ministry official. Having booked a ticket using the...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi police is planning a full-fledged roll-out for its app which registers FIRs online in motor vehicle theft cases, after its trial run went smoothly. Fifteen cases were lodged since the app's trial run which began on Thursday and Delhi police top brass are planning a grand event to...
  • Google revolutionises its search April 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Google search on Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The web titan said that the 'mobile-friendliness' of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online searches done using mobile...
  • This new iPhone 6 case is anti-gravity April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A new case for Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus does more than just protecting the precious Apple smartphones from accidental drops. It can defy gravity! The Zero G case, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, sticks to tables or even vertical surfaces as it is made of a...
  • RBI warns against fraudulent 'All Bank Balance Enquiry No' app April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank of India had on Saturday said it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on...
  • Nokia Networks tests 5G mobile broadband that can provide up to 10Gbps data speed April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: In what could change the way we surf the Internet in the future, with or without Net Neutrality, Nokia Networks and National Instruments (NI) have demonstrated a possibility of having data speed that travel up to 10 gigabits per second on 5G technology. The 5G technology can deliver mobile...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'all bank balance enquiry app' April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank on Saturday said that it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp...
  • Ransomware: What you should know about this growing threat to computer users and how you can stay safe April 9, 2015

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user - an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or a government agency. Some questions and answers about ransomware: Q. What...
  • Spice Stellar 549 with 5.5-inch display, 8MP camera launched in India for Rs 6,699 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Spice Mobiles has rolled out its latest Spice Stellar 549, a 5.5-inch smartphone for a price of Rs 6,699. The dual-SIM phablet device runs the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor, has 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to...
  • Maharashtra government mulling to install mobile jamming towers in jails April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the government is considering to install mobile jamming towers in prisons across the state. Speaking during the Question Hour, Fadnavis said despite installing mobile jammers in prisons, cases of phones being sneaked in for the use of prisoners are not decreasing. Congress MLC...
  • 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...
  • Q&A with Fly Mobiles' Rahul Goel: 'We won't go beyond the four digit price point this year' April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: UK-based Fly Mobiles that saw a reincarnation in India last month is planning to flood the Indian smartphone market this year with the sub-Rs 10K devices. Rahul Goel, president, Fly Mobiles spoke to IBNLive and shared with us the company's product roadmap for the Indian market and strategies...
  • The Rs 9,999 InFocus M330 smartphone up for pre-order; to go on sale from April 10 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based InFocus Mobiles' second smartphone to debut in India, M330, is available on Snapdeal for pre-registration starting today. In a bid to target the mid-segment smartphone market, the phone will sell for a price of Rs 9,999. The InFocus M330 sports a 5.5-inch display, a 1.7GHz octa core processor,...
  • LG UX 4.0: LG unveils its new mobile UI, to rollout with the upcoming LG G4 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: In tune with its tradition of rolling out a new version of its custom user interface with every G Series flagship smartphone, LG has announced that the LG UX 4.0 will arrive with the upcoming LG G4, set to be launched later this month. According to LG, the "upgraded...