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  • Microsoft finally brings touch-friendly Office apps to Windows phones 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps...
  • Finding your lost Android phone is now just a Google search away 2 days ago

    New Delhi: If you misplace your Android phone in the car or leave it somewhere around the house, search engine giant Google can now help locate the smartphone. Using Google search on a desktop, users need to type in 'Find my phone' and an approximate location of the device will be...
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i spotted online; could be released on April 23 at 'global Mi phone premiere' in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: As Xiaomi gears up for its 'global Mi phone premiere' event on April 23, the series of leaks have just started with specs of the Chinese manufacturer's next handset published on a website. Xiaomi had sent out invites for its global event that will be attended by Xiaomi CEO...
  • Motorola launches Moto E (4G version) in India at Rs 7,999; up for pre-order on Flipkart 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost a month after introducing the second-gen Moto E (3G version), Motorola has announced the launch of the 4G variant of the phone in India at a price of Rs 7,999. The 4G version of the new Moto E costs Rs 1,000 more than the base model that carries...
  • Xiaomi to unveil new handset at 'global Mi phone premiere' on April 23 in India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Xiaomi has scheduled a global smartphone launch event for April 23 in New Delhi, India. The company has started sending out media invites for the event that will be attended by CEO Lei Jun, president Bin Lin, and VP (global) Hugo Barra. While the invite clearly mentions that the...
  • Xiaomi sets a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in 12 hours April 10, 2015

    Beijing: China's smartphone giant Xiaomi said it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in a 12-hour flash sale held to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The half-day bonanza, which brought in 2.08 billion yuan (USD 335 million) from sales of handsets and...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft to bring more 4G Lumia phones to India once the infrastructure is in place April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Technology giant Microsoft said it will line up more 4G-compatible devices in India once the infrastructure for the high speed Internet service is ready in the country. The company, which acquired Nokia's handset division last year for $7.2 billion, has only one 4G-compatible device, Lumia 638 (priced at about...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL budget smartphones likely to be launched today in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is expected to introduce today its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India. The company had started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. Flipkart had also teased the upcoming budget smartphones...
  • WhatsApp voice calling for Windows Phone 'still in the works', no release date yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp Calling that is now available for all Android smartphones and is expected to be available on iPhones very soon is "still in the works" for Windows Phone users. In an email response to a query, WhatsApp support team confirmed that the company was indeed working to bring...
  • A new Indian company all set to enter the smartphone market with sub-Rs7K Ziox phones April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi-based Sun Airvoice has announced its plans to enter the Indian smartphone market with a range of affordable phones under the brand name Ziox. "The company will launch mobile phones under two categories - feature phones and smartphones, and all the phones will be priced under Rs 7,000,"...
  • Microsoft expected to launch budget Lumia 640, 640 XL smartphones in India on April 7 April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is likely to introduce its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India on April 7. The company has started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. While the invite does not explicitly...
  • Here's how your smartphone could soon be transformed into a Star Trek-style 'Tricorder' April 2, 2015

    Jerusalem: Scientists are developing a new technology that could transform any smartphone into a Star Trek-style 'Tricorder' capable of identifying the chemical components of objects from a distance. Star Trek's 'Tricorder' was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute and record data. An invention by Tel Aviv University...
  • 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...
  • Windows 10 Mobile preview to be now available on most Windows Phone devices March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: As the official release of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS grows closer, the company has decided to extend its preview or test build to many more phones. The company's Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will be...
  • New SmartTalk app helps cut down on your mobile bill March 24, 2015

    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...
  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • You can now find your lost phone using your Android Wear watch March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated Android Device manager with support for Android Wear to help users find lost device. To use this new feature, just say "Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone," or select the "Find my phone" option in the Start menu. Your phone will ring at full volume,...
  • Lumia 430: Microsoft launches its cheapest Windows Phone smartphone March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has unveiled its most affordable smartphone, the Lumia 430. Priced at $70, the dual-SIM phone runs Windows 8.1 that can be upgraded to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year. On board, the Lumia 430 has 8GB of storage, with the option to upgrade further by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. And don't ask him for Hillary Clinton's email address. He won't give it to you. "I do not physically tweet...
  • Fotor app for iOS review: Handy, simple to use photo-editor that gives you pro-like results March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Beginning this week is our regular 'App Review' series, in which we will try to bring you an in-depth analysis of popular and the not-so-popular smartphone apps to enable you to make an informed choice before buying or downloading them. This week it is a photo-editing app,...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen): First impressions review March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The improved specs and same price as the last year's model may make the new Moto E a desirable upgrade, but do these enhancements make it a worthy contender to offerings from rivals in the same price segment? We got to spend some time with the successor to...
  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • 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...
  • 1.7 billion women in emerging economies do not own mobile phones: Report March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 1.7 billion females in low-and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 per cent less likely to own a mobile phone than men -- creating a gender gap of 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, a report said...
  • This online dating app is Tinder-style, custom-built for India March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A new online dating app, TrulyMadly, which is based on Tinder has been custom-built for India keeping its social and cultural nuances in consideration. The app has been developed to cater to the 18-26 year-old Indian demographic and similar to Tinder, it allows for private conversations. However, as the...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: How the new flagships measure against each other March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours around its next flagship phones, both Samsung and HTC have launched their new high-end smartphones in the Galaxy S and One series, respectively. While the South Korean giant introduced two variants of the latest Galaxy S6 phone - one with a...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: 10 things new in Samsung's next-gen smartphones March 2, 2015

    While the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the first phone with a dual-edge screen, both the S6 and the S6 Edge mark significant improvements and departures from previous Samsung flagships. 1. Now Samsung's S6 phones will have a metal frame - like the iPhone. The casing is made from light-weight...