Mobility

  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users Yesterday

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....
  • Yahoo buying app and analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business 3 days ago

    New York: Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets. The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa...
  • Mobile networks in naxal-affected areas in 15 months, says Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxal-affected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Greater mobile access to women to boost global productivity 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Giving women greater access to mobile phones and services can push up global productivity by USD 29 billion annually from 2020 onwards, says a report by Vodafone Foundation. "The Vodafone Connected Women report 2014 has found that providing women with greater access to mobile phones and services could...
  • Maxx to launch 9 smartphones, 8 feature phones in July; to be priced between Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Focussed on the affordable devices category, homegrown handset maker Maxx is expanding its portfolio with the launch of nine smartphones and eight feature phones over the next few weeks as it aims to garner revenues to the tune of Rs 3,600 crore. The company's revenues in the...
  • Octopus S520: Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley's Obi Mobiles launches octa-core smartphone in India at Rs 11,990 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Obi Mobiles, a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, today launched its flagship handset for Rs 11,990 in the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market. The 'Octopus S520', which will be sold exclusively through online marketplace Snapdeal in the country, sports a five-inch display, 1.7 GHz octa-core processor...
  • Karnataka Assembly panel blames mobiles for rise in rape and molestation cases July 12, 2014

    In a bizarre recommendation, a Karnataka Assembly panel said that the State Government ban mobile phones in schools and colleges. "Cell phones are the root cause of rise in rape and molestation cases," the panel said. ...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a compulsory...
  • Amazon sued over purchases by kids using mobile apps July 12, 2014

    Washington: The US government sued Amazon.com for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village." The lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to make the online retailer...
  • Can't go without your phone for even 10 minutes? Here's why July 12, 2014

    Washington: Can't live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety. According to a recent study by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, most people cannot last for 10 minutes without getting highly...
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment July 12, 2014

    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal...
  • Railway Budget 2014: 11 tech initiatives that should have been introduced long ago July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Railways Minister Sadanand Gowda in his maiden budget presented new technology initiatives that would further help in improving the passenger experience on Indian Railways. The Railways has proposed real-time tracking of trains and rolling stocks, mobile-based wakeup call system for passengers, mobile-based destination arrival alert and WiFi Services...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • From computer keyboard to mobile phone: The dirtiest things you touch everyday July 8, 2014

    In a study conducted recently 33 keyboards were randomly sampled and four out of them were considered a health hazard? There are many such things that we use on a daily basis unaware that they can take a toll on our health. Here are the 10 dirtiest things that you...
  • Essential etiquette tips for the digital age July 5, 2014

    Washington: The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas. What should you do when your boss sends a Facebook friend request? Is it okay to take and share smartphone pictures at a friend's wedding? When should you take off Google Glass, rather than just turn it off? Etiquette mavens...
  • Tourism Ministry launches a mobile app to help users explore 16 Indian cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • This is how you expertly freak out a rude person trying to read your text messages over your shoulder in the Metro June 26, 2014

    There's a particularly annoying breed of humans you often come across while travelling on buses and the tube. The people who try to read your messages over your shoulder. How rude is that?You cannot change seats because there is no spare seat, so often you have to suffer in silence....
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, say health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Indian government's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award June 24, 2014

    United Nations: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award. 'Mobile Seva', a nationwide initiative conceptualized, funded and implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology...
  • Vodafone doubles its mobile Internet rates for 2G, 3G subscribers June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has doubled its mobile Internet rates for 2G and 3G customers across the country, and it is being implemented in a phased manner. The new rates for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pre-paid and post paid users are 4 paisa per 10 KB, as compared to 2 paisa per 10...
  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share June 19, 2014

    Bharti Airtel and Telewings Communications Services (Uninor) led subscriber additions in May, when the GSM base in the country grew marginally to 733 million with 6.19 million new mobile users, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.There were 726.8 million GSM users at the end of April, the COAI...
  • Facebook's Slingshot: Not merely a Snapchat clone, there's more to it beyond just self-destructive messages June 18, 2014

    New York: Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws inevitable comparisons to Snapchat. Facebook even tried to buy Snapchat's maker...
  • Slingshot: Facebook's new Snapchat-like mobile app lets users send messages that self-destruct after they are viewed June 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company's latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network. The new app, dubbed Slingshot, allows users to sign up for the service...
  • Vodafone restricts calls from Loop users to its network June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has blocked incoming calls from Loop Mobile customers to its network in Mumbai for non-payment of interconnection charges. As per sectoral regulator Trai, a mobile operator on whose network a call originates has to pay charges to the telecom company on whose network the call terminates....
  • New tool searches through apps to find what you need! June 16, 2014

    Washington: A new kind of search engine can look inside apps on your smartphone to find what you need. A US-based company called Quixey is developing the search engine that can take in queries such as 'Best Thai restaurants in San Francisco' and produce a list of results that will take...
  • BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid users June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL launched two unlimited data plans for its post-paid users of North zone, targeted towards the youth and students. The unlimited plans will be offered across the country subsequently, the company said in a statement. Currently the packs will be available in Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh,...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline...
  • MTS offers full talktime on recharges starting at Rs 30 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: To boost revenue from voice calls, telecom company Sistema Shyam, which operates under the MTS brand, offered full talktime on mobile recharge coupons starting at Rs 30 and extra talktime on coupons above Rs 150. "Our latest initiative 'Offer Ka Sikander' has been designed to not only provide enhanced...