Mobility

  • Nokia says Indian mobile phone manufacturing unit unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal 24-04-2014 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to be concluded on Friday for the sale of its global handset business to Microsoft. Nokia will instead operate the factory as a contract...
  • Google adds new ad feature to extend reach into mobile apps 24-04-2014 11:07 AM

    San Francisco: Google will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones. The new advertising feature helps Google bridge the gap between the traditional public Web pages that...
  • Indian Railways launches new mobile app to track train schedules 23-04-2014 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones besides tracking its its position on a real time basis. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information and technology arm of railways, has launched a new mobile...
  • DGCA allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode 23-04-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: 'Please put your mobile phones on the flight mode'. Now on, you may hear an airhostess announcing this before your flight takes off instead of asking you to switch it off. This has now become possible with the DGCA on Wednesday amending the rule which bans use of...
  • TRAI may soon set a 'minimum download speed' for mobile Internet 23-04-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sick of dead slow internet connection on mobile? Relief is on the way as regulator TRAI will soon fix the minimum download speed the telecom operators will have to deliver for wireless data services. "The Authority (TRAI) has been receiving a number of complaints from consumers regarding the...
  • Location-based mobile dating app Tinder for Android, iPhone helps you find a date 21-04-2014 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: While the app stores are flooded with a plethora of dating apps, it's Tinder that has managed to gain the attention of both users and investors. Tinder is a year-old location-based mobile dating app that was recently valued by investors at $500 million. Tinder shows you someone nearby...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint security hacked using wood glue and fingerprint image 18-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Berlin: A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, who works for Security Research Labs, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock...
  • Jayalalithaa launches mobile campaign, calls up voters 17-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Scaling up the party's electioneering, the ruling AIADMK has launched its "mobile phone campaign" in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeks votes in a pre-recorded audio message. In a two minute message, Jayalalithaa introduces herself and seeks vote for AIADMK's two leaves symbol for a "prosperous India ". "I am your...
  • Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley to launch budget Obi mobiles in India 17-04-2014 02:50 PM

    John Sculley, the former chief of Apple who apparently fired the late Steve Jobs from the company in the mid-1980s, is funding a venture that aims to launch low-cost smartphones in India that will be priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 8,000. Sculley is bullish on growth in the Indian...
  • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers 16-04-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched multiple unlimited-usage service schemes starting from Rs 7 for its pre-paid customers. "Bharti Airtel today introduced its Night Store - a first of its kind store that will enable customers to buy value for money offers on their prepaid mobile for internet usage...
  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing 16-04-2014 04:11 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward...
  • Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: Report 15-04-2014 10:32 AM

    Bangalore: Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service that...
  • 62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS 10-04-2014 12:04 PM

    More than 62,000 electors in the national capital checked their names on the voters lists through a mobile phone message facility, an official of the poll panel said on Thursday. The Election Commission started a message helpline number - 9211728082 - for the voters in the national capital, so that...
  • Mobile phone radiation can make men impotent: Research 05-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New York: Do you eat, sleep and drink your mobile phone, literally? Limit your WhatsApp or Facebook urge as men using cell phones for over four hours a day are at a greater risk of impotency than those who use it for less than two hours, an alarming research has...
  • Police arrest four, recover mobile phones worth Rs 90 lakh 26-03-2014 08:25 PM

    A driver, who decamped with his employer's tempo carrying mobile phones worth Rs 1 crore, was arrested along his three accomplices in Masuri area Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday. The arrested have been identified as Avdesh Kumar, a resident of Farrukhabad, UP, inod, Ashok, residents of Mahipal area of Delhi,...
  • Facebook eating into Google's mobile ad market share: Report 24-03-2014 03:05 PM

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook's global mobile ad market share, which stood at a little over $3 billion in 2013, is witnessing a continuous growth and is expected to eat into tech major Google's share, research firm eMarketer has said in a report. Facebook and Google together accounted for...
  • Flappy Bird game to make a comeback, confirms creator 20-03-2014 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: Flappy Bird maker Nguyen Ha Dong, in a reply to a tweet, has confirmed that he will bring the game back, but that is not going to happen anytime soon. Dong earlier talked about its plans to bring the game back in an interview with Rolling Stone. To...
  • Samsung accused of evading Rs 70 crore in import duties 18-03-2014 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Electronics goods giant Samsung has been slapped with a notice by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading import duty to the tune of Rs 70 crore. Samsung India had allegedly imported tablets valuing about Rs 460 crore by declaring them as mobile phones and evaded import...
  • Flappy Bird creator says he is 'considering' to bring the game back 12-03-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The now-discontinued popular mobile game Flappy Bird, which was taken down last month from both the Apple App Store and Google's Play Store, could make a comeback. Flappy Bird creator Nguyen Ha Dong, a Hanoi-based game developer, said in an interview with Rolling Stone that he is "considering"...
  • Police concerned as Pakistan mobile tower signals detected 5 km inside Indian territory 12-03-2014 01:54 PM

    Expressing concern over mobile signal spillover from Pakistan in the border areas of Western Rajasthan, district Superintendent of Police on Wednesday wrote to the Collector seeking ban on the use of Pakistani SIM cardin Bikaner. SP Santosh Tukaram told PTI that signals from mobile tower erected in Pakistan were being...
  • Man beaten to death for stealing a mobile phone battery 07-03-2014 12:32 PM

    A man was beaten to death by people for stealing a mobile phone battery in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district early Friday, police said. According to police, villagers caught Sajid while stealing the battery from a shop and started beating him black and blue. He died on the spot.The body was sent...
  • Wello: The Rs 12,350 mobile phone case that doubles up as a fitness tracker 06-03-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: US-based technology startup Azoi launched a health monitoring device embedded within a mobile case, which measures vitals such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and electrocardiography (ECG), etc. The device, will be available in India on pre-order through its website starting August for Rs 12,350. "We are targetting...
  • Zynga's FarmVille game coming to mobile this month; Poker, Words With Friends to get a facelift 04-03-2014 11:00 AM

    San Francisco: Zynga Inc said on Monday it will kick off a soft launch of its "FarmVille 2: Country Escape" game and two other updated core titles before the end of March - critical first steps as it seeks to remake itself as a mobile gaming company. The games, which...
  • India second in the list of countries facing cyber attacks on mobiles 03-03-2014 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: India is the second-most cyber attacks on mobile devices prone country with a major chunk of these intrusions designed for phishing and stealing banking details, a report by security software maker Kaspersky said. Russian cyber security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab said Russia topped the list of attacks on...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 02-03-2014 06:51 AM

    Jaipur: Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 01-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers with...
  • Now even supermarkets sell their own tablet PC brands 28-02-2014 08:24 AM

    Barcelona: Originally derided as a pricey niche product for geeks, tablet computers have become so common that supermarkets are now selling their own brands, pushing out low-cost rivals. The shifting nature of the market underscores how millions of people are choosing simpler devices to surf the web, send emails and...
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: Noise-cancelling tech more promise than practical 28-02-2014 07:53 AM

    Barcelona: I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favourite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to...
  • Review: Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, Ubuntu for phones 28-02-2014 07:47 AM

    Barcelona: When it comes to smartphones, consumers have an array of choices from Apple to... well, Android. The impression you get stepping into most phone carriers' showrooms is that the programmers behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android are driving most of the innovation in smartphones. You'll find few phones on...