Mobile

Web portal to enable blocking, tracing of stolen or lost mobile phone for Delhi launched

Launching the initiative, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said safety and security of phones are crucial given the country’s technological strides and digital prowess. (Photo: PTI) Phones users in Delhi-NCR who lose their handsets will now have some respite, with the government launching a portal that will enable blocking and tracing of stolen or lost mobile phones. The initiative was ... Read More »

Saying goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft ends support for its mobile OS

Windows on mobile is dead. Again. Today ends the support for all Windows 10 Mobile products, meaning there will be no new security updates, no non-security hotfixes and no free support. It’s not all over, though, the Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile phones will continue to be supported until January 12, 2021. This means that Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ... Read More »

Odisha: Man dies after mobile explodes while charging

The exact time of blast is yet to be ascertained Aman died after his phone exploded while charging in Odisha’s Paradip area Sunday night. The deceased has been identified as Kuna Pradhan, who is a native of Ranpur village of Nayagarh district in the state and was engaged as a labourer in the construction of a temple on the office ... Read More »

Mobile phones out of bounds at Madhyamik venues

The 2020 Madhyamik examinations will start on February 18(Shutterstock) Madhyamik invigilators, teachers or any other staff member will not be allowed to enter test venues with cell phones and they will not be allowed to deposit the device in the headmaster’s office after switching them off as they did till this year. An arrangement is likely to be made outside ... Read More »

Lava only long term player among Indian mobile brands, reveals study

While the Chinese and South Korean brands dominate the Indian mobile market, the only Indian brand that is still in the fray is Lava, according to market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR). The nationwide mobile phone ecosystem assessment, covering both feature phones and smartphones, revealed that there is increasing consolidation among five mobile brands, that rank high for various parameters ... Read More »

OnePlus 7T Pro with 5G is coming to T-Mobile later this year

OnePlus wasn’t entirely accurate when it said it wouldn’t offer the OnePlus 7T Pro in the US. T-Mobile has announced that it’ll carry the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren sometime later in 2019. As the name suggests, it’s a version of the supercar-inspired special edition phone with 5G data on T-Mo’s 600MHz network. There’s no pricing at this point, although you can safely presume this will ... Read More »

Five of the best mobile phones – whatever your budget

You don’t need to splash out more than £1,000 to get a great mobile phone. Photograph: Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images When it comes to buying a new phone some enthusiasts reckon you need to spend £1,000-plus to buy a good one. But the truth is that you can get great phones at almost any price. With so many different brands, models and ... Read More »

Traffic fine: These two mobile apps can help you avoid paying penalty

NEW DELHI : Forgetting to carry hard copies of your driving licence or vehicle papers can prove painful on your pocket after traffic fines have been increased under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act from this month. Under the revised rules by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, you can now carry soft copies of your documents in DigiLocker and mParivahan apps. ... Read More »

Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

Samsung postponed Galaxy Fold’s release to fix its issues after an early rollout put damaged units in the hands of reviewers. The redesigned Fold felt sturdier than before when we tried it at IFA, but it sounds like the tech giant still wants you to take extra good care of the device if you buy it. Samsung has published a new care guide video ... Read More »

LG E9, LG C9 2019 OLED TV Range to Get Nvidia G-Sync Support for Better Gaming Experience

LG’s 2019 OLED TVs are all set to get support of Nvidia’s G-Sync for a more immersive big-screen PC gaming experience. Select 4K OLED models in 55- to 77-inch screen sizes are set to get the support via an update in a few weeks. The update will roll out in select markets only. LG will make the update announcement in ... Read More »