Mobile

Dutch product Fairphone is the next phone you need to buy

IT’S sleek, smart, and seriously good for your conscience. Meet the new Fairphone — a smart device that bills itself not just as a phone, but as a “movement” towards a more ethical type of electronics. The Amsterdam-based company has sold more than 80,000 phones so far with the latest generation being sent to customers across Europe in time for ... Read More »

Unhand me app: How to know when someone touches your iPhone

AS anyone with an Apple Watch will tell you, it’s quite liberating not to have to dig your phone out of your pocket or bag every time someone calls or texts. But on the flip side, this means your iPhone spends more time away from you which makes it easier to lose or for someone to steal. So to avoid ... Read More »

Research finds you should never end your texts with a full stop

IN AN age where we abbreviate just about everything, it’s so damn hard to keep track of the most socially acceptable way to communicate. Is ‘lol’ still a thing, or is ‘haha’ now the reigning symbol of fake laughter? How many ‘ha’s is too many? How many emojis are too many? Hey mum, did you know “WTF” does not actually ... Read More »

Telstra opens up Telstra Air wi-fi network to millions of Australians for summer of free data

TELSTRA today launches the summer of wi-fi love, opening up its Telstra Air Network so that millions of Australians will have uncapped and unlimited free wi-fi around the country. Telstra predicts that Australians looking to avoid mobile data costs or not wanting to burden their home data limits will be tapping into the wi-fi network and using the data equivalent ... Read More »

Apple has a secret laboratory where it’s developing thinner and brighter iPhone displays

APPLE has opened up a new and secretive research lab in Taiwan to help with it’s never-ending quest to create even thinner devices. There, a team of about 50 engineers are working tirelessly to develop new display technologies that would ultimately allow Apple to release products which are lighter, thinner, and more energy-efficient. Located in the Longtan District of Taiwan, ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 Price, Specifications Tipped by E-Commerce Site Listing

Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship smartphone could be the first handset to sport a Snapdragon 820processor. An e-commerce website seems to have jumped the gun on listing the yet-to-be-announcedXiaomi Mi 5, a listing that also reveals the innards of the handset. If the listing on Oppomart is to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will pack some of the best hardware modules ... Read More »

Datawind to launch 4G smartphone by February, to be priced at Rs 3,000

Low-cost handset maker Datawind will launch a 4G smartphone early next year priced at about Rs 3,000 and offer free Internet browsing for 12 months on it. “We will launch a 4G device for about Rs 3,000 with free unlimited 4G browsing for 12 months,” Datawind President and CEO Suneet Singh Tuli told PTI. He, however, said there will be ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime launched in India at Rs 8,499; 5 things to know

Redmi Note Prime, company’s second ‘Made in India’ smartphone, has been launched in India on Monday at a price of Rs 8,499. The smartphone that will go on sale from December 15 from 10 am will be available exclusively on Amazon.in and Mi.com. The smartphone is an enhanced version of Redmi Note 4G. “We are really happy to be able to ... Read More »

Call Drops: Trai to Test Extent of Progress Made in Fixing the Problem

Telecom regulator Trai will again carry out drive tests in various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, at the end of this month to determine the extent of progress in fixing the call drop problem. “We will do that at the end of this month,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma said in New Delhi on the ... Read More »

Waiting for Low-Cost Windows 10 Phones? Keep Waiting, Says Microsoft Executive

For those in India waiting for low-cost Lumia smartphones that come packed with New-Age Windows 10, there is still some time as the company is now focussed on re-branding and launching new generation smartphones to take on big players, a top Microsoft executive has said. “We are sort of re-building so we will start high. New generation smartphones first and ... Read More »