Mobile

  • SBI accounts for half of mobile transactions in June: RBI 18 hours 56 minutes ago

    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 1,000-crore 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 Yesterday

    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 pre-installed kill switch Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    San Francisco New-generation 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 pre-installed on iPhone...
  • Meet Sundar Pichai, the man behind Android One phones 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    Panaji: Goa's police constabulary has been banned from constantly using mobile phones while on traffic and picketing duty according to newly-appointed 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, ...
  • Beware! Second-hand smartphones available online might be stolen September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The slick looking smart phone with great camera and apps you bought cheap at an online store could just be stolen ware. Thieves are increasingly palming off high end stolen mobiles through online trading portals, say police. "Thieves are selling stolen mobiles on online trading sites like Quikr.com, ebay.in...
  • Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations. In a bid to improve the...
  • Is Facebook pushing up your phone bill? September 7, 2014

    New York: Have you discovered a sudden surge in your phone bill? This could well be linked to reading news feeds on the Facebook mobile app on your phone, media reports suggest. Users who do not turn off the default auto-play setting on Facebook videos may suffer as videos on news...
  • Markets such as India to push smartphone sales up 23.8 per cent to 1.25 billion units September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Emerging countries in regions like India and China will help smartphone sales jump close to 24 per cent this year to 1.25 billion, even as the growth pace slows down in mature markets, research firm IDC said. According to IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to...
  • 79% of people are ready to give up alcohol, chocolate to get their mobile phones back August 28, 2014

    Washington: A whopping 47 per cent of Americans admit they wouldn't last more than a day without their cell phones and 79 per cent say they would be willing to give up alcohol or chocolate to regain access to their devices, according to a new survey. When ranked by importance to...
  • Karbonn Mobiles expects to go public by 2016 August 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Karbonn Mobiles, the third-largest smartphone maker in India, expects to go public by 2016 as it bets on sales of Android devices made in partnership with Google Inc to boost revenue growth. "Frankly, I've been delaying it for the last couple of years because I wanted to know my valuation...
  • Cabinet nod for mobile towers in Naxal belts, to cost Rs 3,216 cr August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long-pending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxal-affected states by BSNL at cost Rs 3,216 crore that will be borne by the government. "The Cabinet has approved setting up of 1,836 new base transmission towers (BTS) in Left Wing Extremist affected districts....
  • Snapchat Discovery: Snapchat's new service will let users read publications, watch video clips; may come in November August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The California-based company is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery,...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • IBM Simon: The world's first smartphone turns 20 August 16, 2014

    London: The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and weighing half...
  • Mobile phones could now be charged using traffic noise, music, and even your own voice August 13, 2014

    London: Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone! Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype (a nanogenerator) that could be used to charge a cell phone using everyday background...
  • A new service that lets you transfer money over Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Payment solutions provider Oxigen today launched its mobile wallet (mWallet) service, Oxigen Wallet, through which users can transfer money, purchase gifts for their friends and family on social networking platforms. Besides, users would also be able to use their wallet to recharge their mobile phones, pay bills and shop...
  • A closer look at mobile devices that let you multi-task on a single screen August 12, 2014

    New York: Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans,...
  • Girls have the right to wear jeans, use mobiles: Khap chief August 12, 2014

    Jind: To use mobile phones and wear jeans is the fundamental right of a girl and no panchayat should put a ban on it, chief of a Khap Panchayat in Haryana has said. Kandela Khap Panchayat chief Tekaram Kandela said to use mobile phones and wear jeans is the fundamental right...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women's safety August 10, 2014

    Kanpur: Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here today. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have a bad influence and were responsible for girls being harassed. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women safety August 10, 2014

    Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here on Saturday. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • Samsung still the leader in the US mobile phone market: Counterpoint Research August 8, 2014

    New York: Samsung still retains a 36 per cent share of the US smartphone market, latest data from Counterpoint Research shows. It also led the overall US mobile phone market with a 37 per cent share. This is good news for Samsung which has lost the top spot this quarter in both...
  • Micromax becomes the No.1 mobile phone seller in India, but Samsung still tops the Indian smartphone market August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter, grabbing a 16.6 percent market share, a recent research report showed. Samsung had 14.4 percent market share, down from 16.3 percent in the first quarter,...