PHONES

  • Windows 10 Mobile preview to be now available on most Windows Phone devices 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the official release of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS grows closer, the company has decided to extend its preview or test build to many more phones. The company's Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will be...
  • New SmartTalk app helps cut down on your mobile bill 5 days ago

    London: If you have a landline phone, this app is just for you. Landline customers can make savings on their mobile phone bill with the new SmartTalk app. Launched by British telecommunications giant BT Group, the SmartTalk app allows customers to save money on their mobile phone bill by linking their...
  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • You can now find your lost phone using your Android Wear watch March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated Android Device manager with support for Android Wear to help users find lost device. To use this new feature, just say "Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone," or select the "Find my phone" option in the Start menu. Your phone will ring at full volume,...
  • Lumia 430: Microsoft launches its cheapest Windows Phone smartphone March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has unveiled its most affordable smartphone, the Lumia 430. Priced at $70, the dual-SIM phone runs Windows 8.1 that can be upgraded to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year. On board, the Lumia 430 has 8GB of storage, with the option to upgrade further by...
  • India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers. Amid a scarcity of doctors and public hospitals, India is relying on...
  • Use of smartphones by kids rampant in Australia: Report March 16, 2015

    Canberra: Over two-thirds of Australian children aged three to 17 own a smartphone and spend almost an entire day of the week on the device, a new report revealed on Monday. The report released by national communication carrier Telstra discovered that children spend an average of 21 hours and 48 minutes...
  • Barack Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. And don't ask him for Hillary Clinton's email address. He won't give it to you. "I do not physically tweet...
  • Fotor app for iOS review: Handy, simple to use photo-editor that gives you pro-like results March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Beginning this week is our regular 'App Review' series, in which we will try to bring you an in-depth analysis of popular and the not-so-popular smartphone apps to enable you to make an informed choice before buying or downloading them. This week it is a photo-editing app,...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen): First impressions review March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The improved specs and same price as the last year's model may make the new Moto E a desirable upgrade, but do these enhancements make it a worthy contender to offerings from rivals in the same price segment? We got to spend some time with the successor to...
  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • Conversations invaded by 'conversationalist' mobiles: Amitabh Bachchan March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it challenging for elders to match the speed with which the youngsters express themselves, as well as wonders how mobile phones nowadays have replaced conversations. "The speed with which this generation expresses itself, speaks itself and thinks itself, is in itself a speeded wonder. For one...
  • 1.7 billion women in emerging economies do not own mobile phones: Report March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 1.7 billion females in low-and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 per cent less likely to own a mobile phone than men -- creating a gender gap of 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, a report said...
  • This online dating app is Tinder-style, custom-built for India March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A new online dating app, TrulyMadly, which is based on Tinder has been custom-built for India keeping its social and cultural nuances in consideration. The app has been developed to cater to the 18-26 year-old Indian demographic and similar to Tinder, it allows for private conversations. However, as the...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: How the new flagships measure against each other March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours around its next flagship phones, both Samsung and HTC have launched their new high-end smartphones in the Galaxy S and One series, respectively. While the South Korean giant introduced two variants of the latest Galaxy S6 phone - one with a...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: 10 things new in Samsung's next-gen smartphones March 2, 2015

    While the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the first phone with a dual-edge screen, both the S6 and the S6 Edge mark significant improvements and departures from previous Samsung flagships. 1. Now Samsung's S6 phones will have a metal frame - like the iPhone. The casing is made from light-weight...
  • With Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Samsung ditches signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass March 2, 2015

    New York: Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. Full coverage: Mobile World Congress 2015 The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with...
  • Fly Qik+, Qik, Snap: Fly Mobiles launches 3 Android smartphones at Rs 2,999 onwards in India February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: UK-based mobile manufacturer, Fly Mobiles, has launched three smartphones in India- the Qik, Qik+, and the Snap. These smartphones will be sold exclusively on Snapdeal. The Fly Qik+ is priced at Rs 6,999, the Qik at Rs 5,999, and the Fly Snap at Rs 2,999. Phones under the Qik...
  • Pakistan orders mobile users in country to give fingerprints or lose connection February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to fast process biometric data collection to curb terrorism, the Pakistan government is pushing its citizens to either provide their fingerprints in time or face cancellation of their cellular services. However, as the task of fingerprint scanning of the country's million-odd population includes tedious amount of...
  • Encryption keys of mobile SIM cards powerful spying tool for NSA February 21, 2015

    Washington: It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: the encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones. A report by the investigative news website The Intercept, citing leaked documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden,...
  • 1,500 new mobiles phone models to be launched in 2015: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As mobile phone brands such as Xiaomi, Asus, Motorola, Obi etc slug it out for increasing their market share in India, around 1,400-1,500 new models are expected to be launched in 2015, a report said today. "We expect around 1,400-1,500 phone launches in 2015, up around 20 per cent...
  • Microsoft pulls out Windows Phone's Rooms group chat feature February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is officially lowering down the curtains to its Rooms group chat feature that was rolled out with the Windows Phone 8 back in 2012. Rooms was one of the biggest new features in the phone and allowed users to hold conversations and share photos, notes, and calendars in...
  • Flip-phones are gaining popularity as smartphone sales go down February 16, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese shipments of traditional flip-phones rose in 2014 for the first time in seven years while smartphone shipments fell, highlighting Japanese consumers' tenacious attachment to the familiar and typically less expensive older models. Dubbed "Galapagos" phones because they have evolved to meet unique Japanese standards and tastes, flip-phone shipments rose...
  • There is no proof that mobile radiation causes cancer February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when various studies are going on whether radiation from mobile phones is harmful for health, an US expert Saturday said no study or research has proved that non-ionising radiation, as produced by these devices, causes cancer. "No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionizing...
  • Gionee to launch latest range of ulta-slim smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Gionee, the current Guinness World Record holder for manufacturing world's thinnest smartphones, will unveil its new products at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. At the three-day event, which brings mobile industry's major companies and top management under one roof, Gionee is going to launch its new...
  • Asus ZenFone C with a 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera launched at Rs 5,999 in India February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Asus has launched its new low-cost Android smartphone in India. Named ZenFone C, the new phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with Asus Zen UI atop. This new phone in the ZenFone series has a 4.5-inch display (854x480) and a 5-megapixel rear camera with PixelMaster technology and...
  • Pockets: ICICI Bank's new digital banking service lets users send money to any e-mail address, mobile number, friends on Facebook February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank announced the launch of 'Pockets', what the company claims is India's first digital bank. According to the bank, anyone, including those who are not customers of ICICI Bank, can use the e-wallet to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, friends on Facebook and bank...
  • High school girls in Japan spend 7 hours a day on mobiles: Survey February 10, 2015

    Tokyo: High school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a new survey has found, with nearly 10 per cent of them putting in at least 15 hours. Boys of the same age average just over four hours mobile phone use a day,...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 available for as low as Rs 33,999 February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is now available for purchase at a discount of up to Rs 10,000 under Flipkart's new exchange offer. The phone, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, is originally priced at Rs 43,999 for the 32GB version. However, under Flipkart's exchange program, one can...
  • MediaTek keen on expanding business in India February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Taiwan-based electronic chip firm MediaTek's Chairman MK Tsai met Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and expressed keen interest in expanding presence in the country. "MediaTek chairman (MK Tsai) shared his commitment to make technology more accessible for people. He was encouraged by the great market potential that India holds...