MOBILES

  • Mobile phone charging facilities in General Class, on-board entertainment on some Shatabdis 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that mobile phone charging facilities would be provided in general class coaches and the number of charging facilities would also be increased in Sleeper Class coaches. At present there are only two charging points in the Sleeper Class coaches of some trains. The...
  • Noggin: Nickelodeon unveils paid streaming service for kids; to be launched on March 5 2 days ago

    New York: Viacom Nickelodeon unveiled on Wednesday a paid streaming service for children called Noggin that will launch on March 5 for $5.99 a month. The mobile subscription service will be available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Aimed at pre-school aged children, the advertising-free app will feature shows such...
  • Starting May 3, you will be able to change your mobile service provider across India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within...
  • Here's why people text while driving 3 days ago

    New York: People who disregard cultural norms in general are more likely to text while they are driving, says a study. "Texting while driving is a learned behavior, reinforced by seeing others doing it, and although laws prohibit it because it impairs driver safety, texting while driving has become a cultural...
  • Videocon Mobile to soon launch 4G mobile phones in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Videocon Mobile Phones, the handset brand of the $4 billion Videocon Group, is mulling a rollout of its fourth generation (4G)-enabled mobile phones in the next couple of months, a top official said. "We are working on 4G enabled handsets and it will be out in the next two...
  • Fly Qik+, Qik, Snap: Fly Mobiles launches 3 Android smartphones at Rs 2,999 onwards in India 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Your mobile phone data is at risk of being compromised 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers' data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said today. The failure of mobile application developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities could potentially impact millions of mobile phone...
  • Fly Mobiles to launch 3 smartphones priced under Rs 12K in India on Wednesday, including 2 phones with octa-core processors 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Fly Mobiles may have been operating in the Indian market for a number of years, but it has not been an active player in the burgeoning Indian smartphone space. With the plans to diversify its lineup, the company now appears to have geared up and is all set...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as Trai cuts call connect charge 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator Trai on Monday removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers' phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as TRAI cuts call connect charge 5 days ago

    New Delhi:In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator TRAI removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers'phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower tariffs. Now, calls made from...
  • The first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 gives a glimpse of a curved side display 5 days ago

    New Delhi: US mobile carrier, T-Mobile has officially unveiled the first look of Samsung's much-anticipated smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which hints to a curved display. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is yet-to-be-rolled out to the consumers, however, a Twitter post by T-Mobile's CEO John Legere confirmed that the device will be available...
  • LG to unveil four new Android 5.0 Lollipop mid-range smartphones at MWC 2015 5 days ago

    New Delhi: LG will unveil a new line of mid-range smartphones - Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy - next month at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015). According to LG, the LG Magna and Spirit are designed to be fit more comfortably in palm of one's hand with its gently...
  • Google mobile search now shows latest, relevant posts from news sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has updated its mobile search with a 'carousel' feature that shows recent posts related to any topic of search from news sources. The search feature not only gives a link to the publication, but also highlights that publication's latest stories. For example if you search for hospitals, it...
  • Encryption keys of mobile SIM cards powerful spying tool for NSA 1 week ago

    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,...
  • Jet Airways to test the use of mobile boarding passes February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways said it has partnered with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Bangalore airport for a pilot project to test the use of mobile boarding passes on its flights. During this trial phase, passengers can use barcoded boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengaluru's...
  • 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...
  • HTC elevates Indian marketing chief Manu Seth to head South Asia division February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC Corporation has picked its Indian unit's marketing chief Manu Seth to head South Asia marketing division. "Manu Seth, currently Head of Marketing for HTC India, will become Senior Director, Head of Marketing for South Asia," HTC Corporation said in a statement. In his new role, Seth...
  • Yahoo devises new strategy to catch up with rivals February 20, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo is giving away a toolkit for managing mobile apps in a move aimed at reaping more revenue from smartphones and tablets as CEO Marissa Mayer scrambles to catch up to the Internet company's rivals. The strategy will enable Yahoo Inc. to distribute ads in other mobile apps besides...
  • Angry Birds mobile games to be tailored for the Chinese market February 20, 2015

    Helsinki: Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market with help from Beijing Kunlun as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country, it said on Thursday. While Rovio has expanded the hugely successful Angry Birds brand into merchandising and licensing...
  • Jet Airways starts testing mobile boarding passes from Bengaluru February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways has started testing mobile boarding passes on select flights from the Bengaluru airport, the airline said in a statement on Thursday. The airline said the pilot project has been kicked off on select flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and New Delhi from February 12. To...
  • Samsung buys mobile wallet startup LoopPay, looks to challenge Apple Pay February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Samsung has bought US mobile wallet startup LoopPay, signaling its intention to launch a smartphone payments service to compete with a recent offering from rival Apple. Mobile payments have been slow to catch on in the United States and elsewhere, despite strong backing. Apple, Google, and eBay's PayPal have all...
  • Young Indians prefer mobile over TV, radio for news and entertainment February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Young Indian consumers are preferring mobile devices over traditional media like television and radio for information, current affairs as well as source of entertainment and this trend is poised to surge in the coming years, a private telecom operator said. According to mobile service provider Tata Docomo, which recently conducted...
  • 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...
  • You may soon be able to wrap your smartphone around your wrist February 12, 2015

    Washington: Imagine wrapping your phone around your wrist when you go for a jog or folding your computer to fit in a pocket. Researchers from South Korea have taken a new step toward more bendable devices by manufacturing a thin film that keeps its useful electric and magnetic properties even when...
  • Flipboard comes to the desktop, no longer limited to mobile devices February 11, 2015

    Palo Alto: Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. Just don't tell McCue the desktop is dead. In fact, the PC remains the mode of choice for many readers, especially during business hours. McCue...
  • 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,...