MOBILE

  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness 3 days ago

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • Mobile phone a basic need for most unmarried Indians: Survey December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: If one goes by a survey, most single Indians can't do without their mobile phones. The survey, by online matrimony platform www.shaadi.com, was conducted on a total of 6,500 respondents in the age group of 23 to 35 years, to understand how crucial a mobile phone is for unmarried...
  • Opera browser 'unstoppable' in India, heading for 100 million users: CEO December 7, 2014

    Oslo: Norway's Opera Software now targets 100 million Indian users for its mobile phone internet browser, after hitting the 50 million mark last month, Chief Executive Lars Boilesen told Reuters on Friday. Smartphones are quickly becoming the product of choice in the rapidly growing Indian market, though Boilesen declined to give...
  • Samsung mobile chief survives reshuffle despite falling profits December 1, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group's heir apparent opted to keep the man his ailing father appointed while the patriarch's future is uncertain. Staff at Samsung have been waiting nervously for the annual reshuffle after a weak smartphone...
  • BSNL launches a new mobile security app that lets users track location of lost phones, remotely lock devices and erase data November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL launched mobile security value added service that will allow its customers to track location of their lost mobile phones, remotely lock the device and erase data, among others. BSNL is offering the solution, mSecure, in association with Beyond Evolution. "Through Msecure solution user can remotely manage...
  • Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup; sees growth in PlayStation, image sensor businesses November 25, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's loss-making Sony plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product lineups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple and Samsung in consumer electronics, Sony...
  • TRAI reiterates its proposals on spectrum auction November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday said it stands by its proposals, including spectrum reserve price, taking back airwaves from BSNL, swapping 2100 MHz with defence forces and increasing supply of radiowaves. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had sought clarifications from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its...
  • Almost all Android, iOS apps have been hacked: Report November 21, 2014

    New York: An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 per cent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind...
  • Experts blame dearth of adequate towers for connectivity problem in mobile phones November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the last few months there has been a sudden spurt in call drops, calls getting interrupted and other such connectivity problems. Experts say the dearth of adequate towers to handle growing cell phone usage is to be blamed. The urge to stay connected is unrelenting. One's voice...
  • Facebook Groups app: A new way for Facebook users to manage their existing groups, discover new ones November 19, 2014

    New York: Facebook has launched a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook has been working to expand its presence on people's mobile devices by creating - and buying...
  • Oxigen: Smartphone, the new banking device November 15, 2014

    Smartphones are the new transaction tools in banking sector. Oxigen has been pioneering mobile payments for the last ten years. ...
  • A new app that helps you spot fake designer clothes November 15, 2014

    New York: A Japanese company, NEC Corporation, has come up with a smartphone app to spot knock-offs with a single close-up picture. Aimed at retailers more than individual shoppers, the NEC application will have pictures of products in its database taken with a special magnifying lens, the Wall Street Journal reported. The...
  • Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee inaugurates mobile vans to provide free legal service November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated 19 mobile vans named 'Chetana Sathi' for enhancement and extension of awareness in legal matters and for providing free legal service to the common people in each district of West Bengal. The inauguration ceremony was held in front of the West Bengal Legislative...
  • US government warns iPhone, iPad users on security bug in Apple's iOS November 14, 2014

    The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data. There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the "Masque Attack,"...
  • BlackBerry partners with Samsung; upgrades its mobile-security arsenal November 14, 2014

    San Francisco: BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices. As part of its strategy outlined Thursday in San Francisco, BlackBerry unveiled several upgrades to its mobile security weapons and a partnership with smartphone...
  • Twitter considers creating new mobile apps, improving messaging November 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter is considering creating additional mobile applications beyond its core messaging service and ways of making it easier for newcomers to use its service, as it vies with Facebook Inc and other social media for smartphone users. Shares of Twitter were up more than 6 per cent at $42.14...
  • Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal: Pros and cons of mobile payment systems November 12, 2014

    New York: Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone? Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment...
  • West Bengal: Class 8 student ends life after father refuses to buy him expensive mobile November 10, 2014

    Behrampore: A middle-school student allegedly committed suicide in Murshidabad district by consuming pesticide after his father, a farmer, could not afford to buy him an expensive mobile of his choice. The 15-year-old boy Masud Sarkar was a class VIII student of Tentulia High School at Tentulia village. Masud's father Mabibul Sarkar is...
  • Oxigen: Creating a national payment ecosystem November 8, 2014

    Oxigen offers recharge services for the masses. The Oxigen wallet helps money transfer, recharges and bill payments. It at the same time creates a national payment ecosystem. Oxigen has been pioneering mobile payments for the last ten years. ...
  • Bharti Airtel calls off Rs 700 crore deal to acquire Loop Mobile November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shares of Bharti Airtel fell by nearly 3 per cent on Wednesday after the company called off its plans to acquire business and assets of Loop Mobile. Stocks of the telecom major fell by 2.70 per cent to settle at Rs 385.30 on the BSE. During the day, it...
  • Airtel to hike post-paid rentals by about 12 per cent from December November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's biggest telecom operator Airtel has announced an increase in its post-paid monthly charges by about 12 per cent in select plans, effective December. "Eff. (effective) 3-Dec 2014, bill plan rental for your airtel mobile will be revised from Rs 199 per month to Rs 224 per month," Airtel...
  • A new mobile app that can analyse your speech, mental health November 2, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app can analyse your speech and use it to gain information about your mental health, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Maryland in US showed that certain vocal features change as patients' feelings of depression worsen. Rather than relying solely on patients' self-reports, the app could monitor...
  • A new app that helps people addicted to smartphones limit their phone usage November 2, 2014

    London: Getting distracted by your smartphone? An app called Offtime helps you get rid of apps and notifications at a time when you need to focus on important work. The app also prevents people from contacting you unless in an emergency. Offtime was developed by a Berlin-based psychologist Alexander Steinhart, who recently...
  • Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market November 2, 2014

    Washington: Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry. Since Apple Pay made its debut October 20 for US customers with the iPhone 6, several major retailers have said they...
  • Nokia shuts down its India plant in Chennai, over 8000 workers lose job November 1, 2014

    Chennai: Nokia, once an iconic mobile handset maker, is shutting down its India plant on Saturday at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, a company spokesperson said on Friday. "As announced earlier (October 7), we are stopping handset production at our Chennai plant from tomorrow (November 1) in the absence of orders from our...
  • Mobile phones, indecent dressing, vulgar advertisements lead to rape cases: UP Police October 30, 2014

    In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. ...
  • Is the UP Police serious when it says vulgar clothes lead to rape? October 30, 2014

    In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. ...
  • UP Police blames mobile phones, indecent dressing, vulgar advertisements for rise in rape cases October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bizarre explanation for the rise in rape cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Police have now blamed mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women as reasons behind it. The observations were part of a reply to a Right...
  • Truedialer: Truecaller's new app gives details of outgoing calls October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Phone directory application Truecaller has launched a new app, Truedialer, which offers users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected. The app is available for download on Google Play store. Truedialer gives instant access to relevant information about contacts that users are trying to dial, it said...