MOBILES

  • Former Beats Music CEO launches a new music competition app Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 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...
  • Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on its Android devices 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Samsung in a bid to provide mobile productivity services to more consumers. The South Korean electronics giant will pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its range of Android devices and deliver secured mobile productivity for businesses through a...
  • Delhi Police's women safety application 'Himmat' now for iPhone users March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's'Himmat' mobile app for women's safety, available only on android smartphones till now, was on Thursday launched for iPhone users and can be downloaded from the Apple App store. However, a similar initiative launched in the form of Himmat WhatsApp and Hike group number 8800001091 where women can...
  • Bitly introduces mobile deep links that can open apps March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The rise of smartphones have also meant that the Internet traffic has been rapidly moving to mobile and companies are investing sizeable resources in mobile app development and would therefore also like more users to consume content within their apps. To fulfill this desire of its customers, Bitly...
  • It's more about the mobile experiences not about just one single device: Satya Nadella March 18, 2015

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an interview to CNN outlined the company's 'Internet of things' vision which include the cloud computing platform Azure and upcoming Windows products like Windows 10. ...
  • 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...
  • Nintendo to finally develop games for smartphones March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Super Mario creator Nintendo has finally decided to develop new games for mobile devices. In partnership with developer DeNa, which runs a popular Japanese mobile gaming portal and has created notable mobile spinoffs for games like Final Fantasy, Ninetendo will be only creating new original games for smartphones. The...
  • Adobe's new PDF subscription service to come with e-signature feature, mobile tools March 17, 2015

    New York: Adobe, the company behind the ubiquitous PDF format for documents, is touting electronic-signature and mobile capabilities in a new subscription package aimed at helping individuals and businesses manage their documents. Tuesday's announcement of Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud comes as people have more options for creating their own...
  • Obsessing over Facebook photos may keep you from enjoying life: Study March 16, 2015

    Washington: Trying to get perfect photos to earn 'likes' on your Instagram or Facebook may keep you from enjoying real-life experiences, a new study suggests. Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers, conducted a study which found that obsession with posting photos, checking phones corresponds with...
  • 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...
  • South Korea develops smartphone application to curb student suicide March 13, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said on Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce this year, are programmed to detect "suicide- related" words used...
  • Google in talks to buy Indian startup InMobi: Source March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Google Inc is in early talks to buy Bangalore-based start-up InMobi, in a move that would strengthen its offering in the increasingly competitive mobile advertising space, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. InMobi, which helps companies target phones and mobile devices in their advertising, was launched in...
  • US-based InFocus Mobiles enters Indian smartphone market with its Rs 4,999 M2 smartphone March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Leveraging the huge potential of the Indian mobile market, US-based InFocus Mobiles has made its debut with its InFocus M2 smartphone that is priced at Rs 4,999. The smartphone has been designed in America and sports a 4.2-inch WXGA display with 1280x768 resolution and 8-megapixel front and rear...
  • Airtel to double 4G network by next year: CEO Sunil Mittal March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Flush with an investment outlay of USD 3 billion a year on networks, telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to double its 4G network by next fiscal as it gears up to take on competition, including the much-awaited foray of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group. "We have decided to roll out...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • Apple Pay hit by fraudulent transactions using stolen credit-card data from retailers: Report March 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple's mobile payment system Apple Pay has been hit by a wave of fraudulent transactions using stolen credit-card data from a spate of breaches at retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot and Target...
  • MyGov-Google launch nationwide contest to develop PMO app March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government along with online search giant Google launched on Wednesday a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here. Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. "This is...
  • Google teams up with MyGov to build PMO mobile app March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google will help MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government of India, to launch a nationwide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), a company statement said here on Monday. "Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the...
  • 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...