Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC ‘Smart Protect’ Feature Detailed

Qualcomm, the company responsible for creating the widely used Snapdragon range of mobile processors, on Monday gave details on its Qualcomm Smart Protect feature. The feature, which will arrive in conjunction with the Snapdragon 820 SoC next year, is an anti-malware tool that will study the app behaviour in real-time and will take action on any suspicious activity. The Qualcomm ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Reportedly Launched at Rs. 6,400

According to an established Mumbai-based retailer, Samsung’s new Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone has gone on sale in India. Priced at Rs. 6,400, the smartphone is now reportedly available to buy via physical retailers. It’s worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace at the time of writing was not listed on Samsung’s India site. The retailer, Mahesh Telecom, has also ... Read More »

Over 225,000 Apple Accounts Reportedly Stolen From Jailbroken iPhones

Apple’s iOS is known for its security sophistication. In the eight years of its existence, the company’s mobile operating system has largely remained unaffected to any major security vulnerability. That is until you decide to do away with its built-in security features. Known as jailbreaking, the process gives users the ability to gain full control of the device, and sideload ... Read More »

Intex Cloud V With 8-Megapixel Camera Available Online at Rs. 3,999

A new Intex Cloud-series smartphone, the Cloud V, is now available via an e-commerce website priced at Rs. 3,999. At the time of writing, the domestic handset manufacturer was yet to announce the smartphone or list it on its site. The Intex Cloud V is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone that runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5-inch (480×854 ... Read More »

Videocon Starts Manufacturing Mobiles at Kolkata Unit

The Videocon group today started manufacturing mobile handsets at its Salt Lake facility in the city. “We have started manufacturing of mobile handsets at our Salt Lake factory from today. This will be the first mobile handset manufacturing unit in the entire eastern region”, Indrajit Ghosh, COO, of KAIL Limited (Videocon group) told PTI. KAIL Limited is a part of ... Read More »

US International Trade Commission Clears Microsoft of Patent Infringement

Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the US International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a US trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two InterDigital Inc wireless patents, and recommended an import ... Read More »

US Court Hands Win to NSA Over Metadata Collection Challenge

A US appeals court on Friday threw out a judge’s ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said there were not sufficient grounds for the preliminary injunction imposed by the lower court. The law ... Read More »

Videocon Z55 Dash With 8-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 8,499

Following the ‘Make in India’ initiative, Videocon on Thursday launched its Z55 Dash, which as per the company has been completely designed in India. The smartphone have been given a maximum retail price of Rs. 8,499, but is available exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 6,490. The Videocon Z55 Dash will be available in Black/ White, and White/ Chrome colour variants. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Mega On and Galaxy Grand On Specifications Tipped

While early reports indicated that Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy O series of smartphones will be VR-centric and made in collaboration with Oculus VR, a new report now reveals the smartphones might just be part of two mid-range offerings by the firm. The smartphones previously tipped as Galaxy O7 and Galaxy O5 are now expected to be launched as the Galaxy Grand ... Read More »

Samsung Unveils Free Solar-Based Mobile Charging Facilities in Bengaluru

Electronics major Samsung on Wednesday said it has installed solar-power operated free mobile charging facilities in the city. Solar charging mobile stations have been installed in front of select Samsung smart cafes across Bengaluru, the company said in a statement. Mobile charging facility is free of cost and the time spent near the store will be utilised for product demonstrations ... Read More »