Phones

  • 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...
  • Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: US 04-07-2014 01:53 PM

    Washington: Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from Al Qaeda-affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials singled out smartphones including i Phones made by Apple Inc...
  • Photo: The iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right. 01-07-2014 04:02 PM

    This is why the Internet is so cool. For people who live for strange things that go viral, the iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right of course. The hilarious image was...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest smartphone' up for pre-order at Rs 9,999; features Windows Phone OS, 8MP camera 28-06-2014 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: After Micromax, Xolo has now announced the launch of its first Windows Phone-based smartphone in India. Named the Xolo Win Q900s, the phone is claimed to be the world's lightest smartphone that weighs merely 100 grams. The phone is exclusively available on the e-commerce site Snapdeal.com at Rs...
  • 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...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state 23-06-2014 05:20 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to...
  • Review: Benefits of Amazon Prime go beyond free shipping 22-06-2014 11:12 AM

    Amherst: Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime's benefits became apparent gradually over the nine months I've used it. During...
  • Google, Microsoft to join Apple in adding theft-deterring 'kill' switches in smartphones 21-06-2014 08:29 AM

    Washington: Google and Microsoft plan to join Apple in offering theft-deterring "kill switches" in their smartphone operating systems, as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies. The announcement came in a report Thursday by the "Secure Our Smartphones Initiative" led by the New York state attorney general with...
  • 6 things to know about the Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone 20-06-2014 11:39 AM

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone:...
  • Amazon Fire review: 3D 'dynamic perspective' may change smartphones forever 19-06-2014 05:58 PM

    Seattle: Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters? As part of the showcase of its brand new "Fire Phone," Amazon.com Inc. took the wraps off a feature it calls...
  • Idea launches new Android-powered 3G smartphone at Rs 4,999 19-06-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Extending its portfolio of 3G smartphones to 16, Idea Cellular launched another device for Rs 4,999, which comes bundled with data benefits. The country's third largest operator has already sold over 7 lakh devices from its earlier range of 3G smartphones. "Idea is the only mobile operator in...
  • Amazon's new Fire smartphone: Firefly, dynamic perspective, pricing, availability 19-06-2014 12:00 PM

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone:...
  • This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action 19-06-2014 09:03 AM

    Amazon unveiled its first smarphone - the Amazon Fire Phone - on Wednesday. The highlight of the phone is what Amazon calls 'dynamic perspective.' To make this dynamic 3D effect happen, the phone has four front-facing infrared cameras to tell where your head is, even if your fingers happen to...
  • 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...
  • Full specifications: Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone 19-06-2014 06:50 AM

    Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its Fire Phone, a high-end handset boasting "breakthrough technologies". Amazon first smartphone of its own has a 4.7-inch display, a high-definition camera and Amazon's free help service. The phone also ties in to Amazon's vast array of other offerings, serving as a platform for digital content...
  • Amazon launches the Fire phone with four front cameras to offer glasses-free 3D experience 18-06-2014 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: Amazon has unveiled its long-rumoured smartphone with free, unlimited photo storage, jumping into a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. Named Fire, the phone has multiple cameras on the front. (Also see: This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action) Amazon's...
  • Live blog: Amazon launches its first smartphone 18-06-2014 09:33 PM

    Amazon is staging a mystery unveiling - widely expected to be a 3D smartphone. The company has given a hint as to what is in store and invited a small group of media to the Seattle event to be hosted by Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos. Live updates....
  • Amazon's first-ever phone: All that you should know about the upcoming 3D smartphone 18-06-2014 04:52 PM

    New York: Amazon stages a mystery unveiling - widely expected to be a smartphone - on Wednesday to delve into a super competitive market dominated by Apple and Samsung. The company has given a hint as to what is in store and invited a small group of media to the...
  • Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware: Report 18-06-2014 03:09 PM

    Berlin: A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in the propriety software of the Star N9500 when it ordered the handset from a website late...
  • Amazon to launch its first smartphone today: What to expect 18-06-2014 10:22 AM

    New York: Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones. The corporate juggernaut that started out with books and soon moved into music, video, cloud computing and Kindle e-readers is hosting a launch event Wednesday in Seattle, and media reports indicate the...
  • AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon smartphone: Report 17-06-2014 06:30 PM

    Bangalore: AT&T Inc will exclusively carry Amazon.com Inc's long-rumored smartphone that is expected to be launched on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans. Amazon.com revived speculation about its next major product earlier this month, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to announce...
  • 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...
  • Apps that help parents control children's usage of smartphones, tablets 16-06-2014 04:57 PM

    Toronto: Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and tablets among children has tripled since 2011, according to Common Sense Media, a San...
  • Canvas Win W092, W121: Micromax launches two Windows Phone smartphones at Rs 6,500 onwards 16-06-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: Micromax has launched its first set of Windows Phone-based smartphones - Canvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121 - in India. Both are budget phones, with the former priced at Rs 6,500, while the latter will come for Rs 9,500. The Canvas Win W092 is believed to be...
  • Micromax to unveil Windows Phone smartphones today 16-06-2014 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: Micromax is all set to announce its new smartphone series today at its event in New Delhi. Smartphones under the new series will be based on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. According to an executive from Micromax, the company will announce 2-3 Windows Phone smartphones at the event....