MOBILITY

  • Net neutrality: Mobile operators mulling over increasing data charges by up to 6 times 20 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times. Such high rates, they said, would become...
  • Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi as it has got the go-ahead in this regard from the Department of Telecom (DoT). Airtel's 4G launch in Delhi has been mired in a legal case. The telecom major had got the required spectrum for 4G services through acquisition...
  • BSNL to offer free unlimited night calls from May 1 2 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned BSNL went that proverbial extra mile to revive its landline business by introducing an unlimited free calling scheme during night hours. The scheme, effective May 1, allows you to make calls free of cost to any operator, including mobile phones, anywhere in the country between 9 PM and...
  • Watch: Mother thrashes Jalandhar school director after she seized her daughter's mobile 2 days ago

    In a shocking incident from Jalandhar, a mother thrashed a school director after she seized her daughter's mobile phone. Angry with the director's move, the mother first shoved the school director and then thrashed her badly. The entire incident happened in the director's office. ...
  • Asus Zenfone 2 review: A powerful warrior but with weight issues 2 days ago

    It's been less than a year since Asus entered the Indian smartphone market in July last year, and the Taiwanese company appears to be again all geared up with its new squad of warriors to fight on the battleground where there are no allies. But are Asus' soldiers fit, trained,...
  • Yahoo plans to take on Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana with Index 3 days ago

    New Delhi: It seems like Yahoo is all geared up to rekindle its popularity among consumers with a range of new products this year. The California-based company recently announced that it was working on a messaging app and now, it has unveiled its plans about a digital assistant. During the company's...
  • Project Fi: Google launches its own mobile phone network 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Earlier this month, Google announced its plans to make international roaming free. On Wednesday, the search giant launched its own mobile phone network in the US that switches between WiFi and cellular networks to curb data use and cut down on the phone bills. The Google-run network, dubbed...
  • Railways to launch App on Wednesday for paperless ticketing in unreserved segment 4 days ago

    New Delhi: From Wednesday rail commuters can use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. "We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application tomorrow," said a senior Railway Ministry official. Having booked a ticket using the...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi police is planning a full-fledged roll-out for its app which registers FIRs online in motor vehicle theft cases, after its trial run went smoothly. Fifteen cases were lodged since the app's trial run which began on Thursday and Delhi police top brass are planning a grand event to...
  • Google revolutionises its search 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Google search on Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The web titan said that the 'mobile-friendliness' of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online searches done using mobile...
  • This new iPhone 6 case is anti-gravity April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A new case for Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus does more than just protecting the precious Apple smartphones from accidental drops. It can defy gravity! The Zero G case, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, sticks to tables or even vertical surfaces as it is made of a...
  • RBI warns against fraudulent 'All Bank Balance Enquiry No' app April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank of India had on Saturday said it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on...
  • Nokia Networks tests 5G mobile broadband that can provide up to 10Gbps data speed April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: In what could change the way we surf the Internet in the future, with or without Net Neutrality, Nokia Networks and National Instruments (NI) have demonstrated a possibility of having data speed that travel up to 10 gigabits per second on 5G technology. The 5G technology can deliver mobile...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'all bank balance enquiry app' April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank on Saturday said that it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp...
  • Ransomware: What you should know about this growing threat to computer users and how you can stay safe April 9, 2015

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user - an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or a government agency. Some questions and answers about ransomware: Q. What...
  • Spice Stellar 549 with 5.5-inch display, 8MP camera launched in India for Rs 6,699 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Spice Mobiles has rolled out its latest Spice Stellar 549, a 5.5-inch smartphone for a price of Rs 6,699. The dual-SIM phablet device runs the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor, has 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to...
  • Maharashtra government mulling to install mobile jamming towers in jails April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the government is considering to install mobile jamming towers in prisons across the state. Speaking during the Question Hour, Fadnavis said despite installing mobile jammers in prisons, cases of phones being sneaked in for the use of prisoners are not decreasing. Congress MLC...
  • Tips & Tricks: How to keep your windscreen mounted phone cool under the summer sun April 8, 2015

    Windscreen mounted mobile phones holders are a great help, more so when you are using a navigation app. But then it isn't very good an idea to have it positioned in the direct glare of the summer sun. The components that your phone is made up of, aren't exactly built...
  • Q&A with Fly Mobiles' Rahul Goel: 'We won't go beyond the four digit price point this year' April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: UK-based Fly Mobiles that saw a reincarnation in India last month is planning to flood the Indian smartphone market this year with the sub-Rs 10K devices. Rahul Goel, president, Fly Mobiles spoke to IBNLive and shared with us the company's product roadmap for the Indian market and strategies...
  • The Rs 9,999 InFocus M330 smartphone up for pre-order; to go on sale from April 10 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based InFocus Mobiles' second smartphone to debut in India, M330, is available on Snapdeal for pre-registration starting today. In a bid to target the mid-segment smartphone market, the phone will sell for a price of Rs 9,999. The InFocus M330 sports a 5.5-inch display, a 1.7GHz octa core processor,...
  • LG UX 4.0: LG unveils its new mobile UI, to rollout with the upcoming LG G4 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: In tune with its tradition of rolling out a new version of its custom user interface with every G Series flagship smartphone, LG has announced that the LG UX 4.0 will arrive with the upcoming LG G4, set to be launched later this month. According to LG, the "upgraded...
  • Airtel now won't charge users for certain apps; data charges to be brone by app providers April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid by the application providers. "Akin to the established concept of toll-free voice calling, Airtel Zero will allow everyone from big...
  • InFocus M330 now listed online for Rs 9,999 April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based InFocus Mobiles launched its M2 3G smartphone last month for a price of Rs 4,999. Although the company did not announce its plans to roll out another device, under its exclusive partnership with shopping portal Snapdeal, the latter has listed the upcoming InFocus M330 smartphone. The company, more...
  • Mobile tower emissions are harmless, say telecom operators April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Allaying fears about mobile towers emitting radiation, Indian telecom service operators on Sunday said their safety norms were strict and the key infrastructure (telecom towers) was "harmless". "India's mobile emission safety norms are strict and radiation from telecom towers is not a cause for concern," Cellular Operators Association of...
  • Google wants to make international roaming free April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchinson Whampoa, owner of the mobile operator Three in the UK, to make international roaming for Americans free of additional costs. In a bid to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts, and data, irrespective of...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown suggests deeper loss for chip supplier Qualcomm April 3, 2015

    Seoul/San Francisco: Samsung Electronics used more of its own chips to power the new Galaxy S6 smartphone than it did for the predecessor S5, according to an early teardown report, in a blow to US chip supplier Qualcomm. Samsung is not only using its own Exynos mobile processor, as had been...
  • Free mobile apps could adversely affect your phone. Here's why April 2, 2015

    Washington: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. When compared to apps without ads, the researchers found that apps with ads use an average of 16 per cent more energy. That...
  • Samsung's co-CEO J K Shin gets double the amount of pay in 2014 April 1, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid co-chief executive J.K. Shin, who oversaw the company's ascent to the top of the smartphone market, $13 million in 2014, more than double what he received in the previous year. The increase was largely due to a special bonus payment following Samsung's record profits in...
  • Xiaomi now starts selling Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G in The Mobile Store outlets March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Expanding its presence in offline retail, Xiaomi has now partnered with The Mobile Store in India and has announced the availability of the Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G smartphones in the stores starting March 28. "Each of the The Mobile Store will have a live Mi Zone where...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: The new badshah of budget phones March 30, 2015

    One recurring problem with most budget phones is that they also look and feel like budget phones. This is where the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 2 stands out - the device doesn't reflect its price tag (Rs 6,999). The reason why Xiaomi might have been able to afford this premium feel...