Mobiles

  • Karnataka Assembly panel blames mobiles for rise in rape and molestation cases 12-07-2014 11:07 PM

    In a bizarre recommendation, a Karnataka Assembly panel said that the State Government ban mobile phones in schools and colleges. "Cell phones are the root cause of rise in rape and molestation cases," the panel said. ...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel 12-07-2014 05:31 PM

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a...
  • Amazon sued over purchases by kids using mobile apps 12-07-2014 03:22 PM

    Washington: The US government sued Amazon.com for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village." The lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to make the online...
  • Can't go without your phone for even 10 minutes? Here's why 12-07-2014 01:55 PM

    Washington: Can't live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety. According to a recent study by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, most people cannot last for 10 minutes without getting...
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment 12-07-2014 09:26 AM

    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a...
  • Railway Budget 2014: 11 tech initiatives that should have been introduced long ago 08-07-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Union Railways Minister Sadanand Gowda in his maiden budget presented new technology initiatives that would further help in improving the passenger experience on Indian Railways. The Railways has proposed real-time tracking of trains and rolling stocks, mobile-based wakeup call system for passengers, mobile-based destination arrival alert and WiFi...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security 08-07-2014 02:27 PM

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement...
  • From computer keyboard to mobile phone: The dirtiest things you touch everyday 08-07-2014 10:51 AM

    In a study conducted recently 33 keyboards were randomly sampled and four out of them were considered a health hazard? There are many such things that we use on a daily basis unaware that they can take a toll on our health. Here are the 10 dirtiest things that you...
  • Essential etiquette tips for the digital age 05-07-2014 12:27 PM

    Washington: The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas. What should you do when your boss sends a Facebook friend request? Is it okay to take and share smartphone pictures at a friend's wedding? When should you take off Google Glass, rather than just turn it off?...
  • Tourism Ministry launches a mobile app to help users explore 16 Indian cities 28-06-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities...
  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities 28-06-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities...
  • This is how you expertly freak out a rude person trying to read your text messages over your shoulder in the Metro 26-06-2014 10:47 AM

    There's a particularly annoying breed of humans you often come across while travelling on buses and the tube. The people who try to read your messages over your shoulder. How rude is that?You cannot change seats because there is no spare seat, so often you have to suffer in silence....
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors 24-06-2014 11:10 AM

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, say health experts and doctors 24-06-2014 11:04 AM

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that...
  • Indian government's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award 24-06-2014 09:00 AM

    United Nations: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award. 'Mobile Seva', a nationwide initiative conceptualized, funded and implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information...
  • Vodafone doubles its mobile Internet rates for 2G, 3G subscribers 23-06-2014 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has doubled its mobile Internet rates for 2G and 3G customers across the country, and it is being implemented in a phased manner. The new rates for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pre-paid and post paid users are 4 paisa per 10 KB, as compared to 2 paisa per...
  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share 19-06-2014 07:54 AM

    Bharti Airtel and Telewings Communications Services (Uninor) led subscriber additions in May, when the GSM base in the country grew marginally to 733 million with 6.19 million new mobile users, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.There were 726.8 million GSM users at the end of April, the COAI...
  • Facebook's Slingshot: Not merely a Snapchat clone, there's more to it beyond just self-destructive messages 18-06-2014 02:45 PM

    New York: Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws inevitable comparisons to Snapchat. Facebook even tried to buy Snapchat's...
  • Slingshot: Facebook's new Snapchat-like mobile app lets users send messages that self-destruct after they are viewed 18-06-2014 10:29 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company's latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network. The new app, dubbed Slingshot, allows users to sign up for the...
  • Vodafone restricts calls from Loop users to its network 17-06-2014 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has blocked incoming calls from Loop Mobile customers to its network in Mumbai for non-payment of interconnection charges. As per sectoral regulator Trai, a mobile operator on whose network a call originates has to pay charges to the telecom company on whose network the call terminates....
  • New tool searches through apps to find what you need! 16-06-2014 05:23 PM

    Washington: A new kind of search engine can look inside apps on your smartphone to find what you need. A US-based company called Quixey is developing the search engine that can take in queries such as 'Best Thai restaurants in San Francisco' and produce a list of results that will...
  • BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid users 11-06-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL launched two unlimited data plans for its post-paid users of North zone, targeted towards the youth and students. The unlimited plans will be offered across the country subsequently, the company said in a statement. Currently the packs will be available in Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Uttrakhand,...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims 11-06-2014 11:26 AM

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated...
  • MTS offers full talktime on recharges starting at Rs 30 10-06-2014 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: To boost revenue from voice calls, telecom company Sistema Shyam, which operates under the MTS brand, offered full talktime on mobile recharge coupons starting at Rs 30 and extra talktime on coupons above Rs 150. "Our latest initiative 'Offer Ka Sikander' has been designed to not only provide...
  • RCOM introduces 'One India, One Rate' scheme 09-06-2014 03:17 PM

    Reliance Communications customers can now enjoy one rate for roaming, local and STD calls-from anywhere in the country after the company launched its 'One India, One Rate' scheme on Monday. It is a first-of-its-kind free national roaming offer for post-paid and pre-paid GSM customers. Targeting a big share of corporate,...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 08-06-2014 02:44 PM

    This week, a mother demands strong punishment for a man who attempted to rape her three year old baby,a teacher picks up CJ mike to appeal the Jammu and Kashmir government for better facilities and remuneration at mobile season schools in the state, a young dancer from Bangalore wants stronger...
  • Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte 04-06-2014 10:39 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook is acquiring Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in under-developed parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps. Facebook did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said is expected to close later this...
  • BSNL users can now access Facebook on mobile without Internet 03-06-2014 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL today launched a service wherein its mobile customers will be able to access Facebook without any Internet or data connectivity. BSNL users will be charged Rs 4, Rs 10 and Rs 20 for 3 days, weekly and monthly plans, respectively, the company said in a statement....
  • Apple says has sold over 800 million iOS devices 03-06-2014 12:19 PM

    San Francisco: Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, opening the iPhone maker's annual developers' conference on Monday, said the iPhone maker has sold more than 800 million mobile devices. Some 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile device in the past 12 months, Cook said. Developers converged on the...