MOBILE

  • This new iPhone 6 case is anti-gravity 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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' 1 week ago

    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...
  • Airtel now won't charge users for certain apps; data charges to be brone by app providers April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid by the application providers. "Akin to the established concept of toll-free voice calling, Airtel Zero will allow everyone from big...
  • InFocus M330 now listed online for Rs 9,999 April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based InFocus Mobiles launched its M2 3G smartphone last month for a price of Rs 4,999. Although the company did not announce its plans to roll out another device, under its exclusive partnership with shopping portal Snapdeal, the latter has listed the upcoming InFocus M330 smartphone. The company, more...
  • Mobile tower emissions are harmless, say telecom operators April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Allaying fears about mobile towers emitting radiation, Indian telecom service operators on Sunday said their safety norms were strict and the key infrastructure (telecom towers) was "harmless". "India's mobile emission safety norms are strict and radiation from telecom towers is not a cause for concern," Cellular Operators Association of...
  • Google wants to make international roaming free April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchinson Whampoa, owner of the mobile operator Three in the UK, to make international roaming for Americans free of additional costs. In a bid to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts, and data, irrespective of...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown suggests deeper loss for chip supplier Qualcomm April 3, 2015

    Seoul/San Francisco: Samsung Electronics used more of its own chips to power the new Galaxy S6 smartphone than it did for the predecessor S5, according to an early teardown report, in a blow to US chip supplier Qualcomm. Samsung is not only using its own Exynos mobile processor, as had been...
  • Free mobile apps could adversely affect your phone. Here's why April 2, 2015

    Washington: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. When compared to apps without ads, the researchers found that apps with ads use an average of 16 per cent more energy. That...
  • Samsung's co-CEO J K Shin gets double the amount of pay in 2014 April 1, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid co-chief executive J.K. Shin, who oversaw the company's ascent to the top of the smartphone market, $13 million in 2014, more than double what he received in the previous year. The increase was largely due to a special bonus payment following Samsung's record profits in...
  • Xiaomi now starts selling Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G in The Mobile Store outlets March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Expanding its presence in offline retail, Xiaomi has now partnered with The Mobile Store in India and has announced the availability of the Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G smartphones in the stores starting March 28. "Each of the The Mobile Store will have a live Mi Zone where...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: The new badshah of budget phones March 30, 2015

    One recurring problem with most budget phones is that they also look and feel like budget phones. This is where the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 2 stands out - the device doesn't reflect its price tag (Rs 6,999). The reason why Xiaomi might have been able to afford this premium feel...
  • Former Beats Music CEO launches a new music competition app March 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true. The talent competition app "Chosen" from David Hyman, the former CEO of Beats Music, is launching for invitees on Apple devices. "We...
  • Mobile app downloads may grow six-fold in India by 2015: Report March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: India's mobile app downloads are expected to grow six fold by 2015, according to a KPMG report on media and entertainment industry. India has been the fastest growing mobile app market in 2014, a trend that continues from the previous year. "It is foretasted that mobile app downloads will...
  • A new app that monitors health status of your heart March 28, 2015

    Thane: A team of doctors here have developed a mobile application through which the health status of heart could be monitored at any time of the day by calculating the risks and giving recommendations on how to avert heart conditions in future. The mobile application, named 'Heart Health Meter' (HHM App),...
  • Tips & Tricks: 11 ways to make the best use of your old phone March 27, 2015

    I have changed 5 phones in 8 years. And it was only once that I sold off my old phone when upgrading to a new one. In rest of the cases, I kept the old phones in my drawer as back-up devices hoping that they would come to use in...
  • Lava launches new 3G smartphone Iris 414 in India at Rs 4,049 March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Lava Mobiles has rolled out its Iris 414 dual-SIM Android smartphone under its affordable handset range in India. The smartphone features a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS and is powered by a 1400mAh battery. The Lava Iris...
  • Celkon Millennia Q450 with a 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera launched at Rs 4,799 in India March 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: Indian mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles has launched its latest Millennia Q450 Android smartphone priced at Rs 4,799. The Millennia Q450 is a dual-SIM model that sports 4.5-inch display and runs on 1.3GHz quad core processor. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone includes 4GB ROM and has 4GB internal memory which is...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • This 'smart' cookie jar lets you grab a cookie only when you achieve your set goals March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on the reward-punishment strategy to help individuals achieve their goals, a new 'smart jar' unlocks only when you deserve the treat inside it. Brainchild of Kitchen Safe inventors Ryan Sang and David Krippendorf, the kSafe jar can lock up goodies till the time you complete a goal which...
  • New SmartTalk app helps cut down on your mobile bill March 24, 2015

    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...