Phone

  • 8 lesser-known built-in Android features that can help you make the most of your smartphone 16-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Android users install a plethora of apps to enrich their smartphone experience, but what many miss on are built-in Android features that can make it even more fulfilling. These eight features come pre-loaded on Android phones running Jelly Bean and above and not all of them may be available on...
  • Windows Phone 8.1 review: Advances but still remains a work in progress 16-04-2014 10:05 AM

    New York: Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has Cortana, which combines Siri's personality with Google Now's knack for anticipating what you need...
  • Co-pilot of missing Malaysian plane made mid-air phone call: report 12-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8. The call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone, however, ended abruptly, but not before...
  • 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...
  • Galaxy S5 review: There's enough in it to give Samsung another hit 10-04-2014 07:39 AM

    New York: There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone - among them, its relative lack of features. Don't get me wrong. The company's new flagship smartphone has plenty of innovations, including water resistance, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint reader to bypass security passcodes. The...
  • Lava plans to launch budget Windows Phone-based handsets by July 06-04-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Domestic handset firm Lava targets revenues in the range of Rs 6,200-6,500 crore in the current financial year on the back of smartphone sales that contribute over 60 per cent to its turnover. The firm is also in process to set up a joint venture for starting manufacturing...
  • 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...
  • What's new in Windows Phone 8.1 04-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Microsoft announced the first major update to Windows Phone 8. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come with new phones in about a month. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. Here is what's new in Windows Phone 8.1.Start Screen: The Start Screen in Windows Phone 8.1 is more customisable. The update to Windows Phone 8 now lets you customize your Start background with a picture which will make many of the tiles on your Start screen become clear so you can see the background you selected as you scroll up and down.Lock Screen: In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft provides a new app for the Lock Screen that lets you set a wide range of interesting
  • Lumia 630: Nokia's first-ever dual-SIM Lumia phone to be launched in India next month for around Rs 10,000 04-04-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia will launch four Lumia smartphones in India starting with its first dual SIM handset Lumia 630 in May for around Rs 10,000 excluding taxes. It will also start selling a low cost 4G smartphone Lumia 635 for about Rs 11,300 plus taxes in July. "The Nokia Lumia...
  • Microsoft partners with Micromax to offer Windows Phone 8.1 devices 04-04-2014 12:02 PM

    New Delhi; Tech giant Microsoft has partnered with India's homegrown handset maker Micromax to offer Windows 8.1-powered operating system (OS) smartphones in the country, which is considered one of the leaders in emerging markets for smart devices. The deal - that was announced yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD conference in San...
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 announced with virtual assistant Cortana, Action Center, start screen improvements 03-04-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced two important updates to the Windows platform - Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come...
  • To challenge Android, Microsoft offers Windows for free on phones, tablets 03-04-2014 06:23 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets and counter the massive success of Google Inc's free Android platform. Microsoft's move, announced at its annual...
  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now 03-04-2014 06:06 AM

    New York: Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company's Halo video games. Cortana tries to be chatty like Apple's...
  • Gionee Elife S5.5, the world's slimmest smartphone, launched in India at Rs 22,999 31-03-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Gionee has announced the launch of the Elife S5.5, which is believed to be the world's slimmest smartphone, in India at Rs 22,999. The phone will be available in India starting from April 27. The phone has a thickness of 5.5m and weighs 130g. According to the company,...
  • BlackBerry plans to introduce new high-end smartphones to cater to keyboard lovers 29-03-2014 10:41 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd plans to introduce high-end smartphones that cater to keyboard aficionados in the coming 18 months, in an effort to win back core corporate and government clients who have shunned the company's touch-screen devices. Chief Executive John Chen said in an interview that the company's engineers have designed...
  • Windows Phone innovations show promise, but not enough to beat Android 27-03-2014 04:31 PM

    New York: In the market for smartphones, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 system is barely there. It's dwarfed by Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems in both attention and sales. But over the past few months, I have come to appreciate many of the software's innovations, which rivals would be wise...
  • 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,...
  • Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records 25-03-2014 11:45 AM

    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday. If Congress approves, the Obama administration would stop collecting the information,...
  • 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...
  • Karbonn, Lava to launch Windows Phone smartphones in few months 17-03-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: Domestic handset players Lava and Karbonn will launch Windows-based smartphones in the coming few months. Karbonn's Windows phones will be in the price range of Rs 6,000-12,000. Lava's price starts with Rs 6,500. "We will come out with four devices with Windows-based operating system by the end of...
  • Nokia aims to capitalise on the growing affordable smartphone segment with the Nokia X 12-03-2014 06:42 PM

    Chennai: Nokia has launched the X-family range of phones to capitalise on the growing affordable smartphone segment, a top company official said today. "The affordable smartphone segment which was 16 million units in 2012 grew to 44 million units in 2014. This market as been growing faster. Nokia addressed it...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency 11-03-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...
  • 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...
  • Facebook messenger app comes to Windows Phone, finally 05-03-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: It was during Mobile World Congress last month when Microsoft had promised that the Facebook Messenger app would soon be available on Windows Phone, and keeping its promise, the company on Wednesday announced the arrival of the app on Windows Phone. With Facebook Messenger, users can see who's...
  • Solar scam accused Saritha Nair accuses Congress MLA of harassment 03-03-2014 03:16 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair has accused Congress MLA AP Abdullakutty of harassing her. Saritha, who was released on bail in February has alleged that the Congress legislator repeatedly called her on mobile phone and even invited her to Mascot Hotel. Talking to media persons for the first time...
  • 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...
  • Nokia X review: Fastlane on Nokia's Android-based phones is promising 01-03-2014 01:41 PM

    Barcelona: By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasised keeping prices low, meaning the user interface is relatively simple. The home screen resembles the one on Nokia's Windows-based Lumia phones, even...
  • Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal booked for using mobile phone in prison 28-02-2014 05:08 PM

    Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal has been booked for possession of a mobile phone inside prison premises, an official said on Friday. Tejpal is one of the seven inmates at Vasco's Sada sub jail, located 35 km from Panaji, who were found with a mobile phone during a surprise raid Sunday...
  • Nokia takes up Sony's challenge on Twitter for a camera duel 25-02-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia has a fun presence on Twitter and they don't let go of an opportunity to make the best of a rival's device launch. This time, as Sony was flaunting its new Z2 waterproof smartphone, Nokia joined the conversation and stole the limelight on social media.Sony, on Twitter,...