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Screenshot from Amazon.in website, which sells Oneplus One exclusively.
Screenshot from Amazon.in website, which sells Oneplus One exclusively.

After Xiaomi, OnePlus forced to suspend sales in India

Following a ban on Xiaomi, OnePlus is the latest smartphone upstart to be forced to suspend sales in India.The company confirmed that it will stop selling its One smartphone in the country... »
Micromax co-founder and YU founder Rahul Sharma at the launch of Cyanogen OS-based smartphones, the Yu Yureka, in New Delhi on Thursday.

Micromax online brand Yu launches smartphone for Rs. 8,999

The 4G device named Yureka comes with Cyanogen operating system and will be sold through the online route from mid-January. »
Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik said the company was talking to all stakeholders, including the government, for its ‘White-Fi’ technology to provide last mile connectivity.

Microsoft pitches for ‘White-Fi’ to provide last mile connectivity

Other countries where Microsoft has helped implement the technology are Kenya, Singapore, the U.S. and London. »
Customers crowd an electronics shop in Hyderabad. File photo

"Counterfeit electronics market growing twice the genuine goods"

The present size of counterfeit products in India is five per cent of the overall market size, said Telecom Minister Ravishankar Prasad »
Globally, Facebook has 1.35 billion users, while the number of daily active users now stands at 864 million.

Mobile is key part of our strategy: Facebook

On a daily basis, 52 million users from India access the Facebook site, with about 45 million doing it through their mobile phones. »
The device alerts users through text or email
HYDERABAD, December 16, 2014

Track your luggage with Trakdot

It is not uncommon to land at your destination and go to the carousel, only to wait almost forever and not see your baggage turn up. If you are lucky, then your bags have just got diverted and you... »
In this July 15, 2014 photo, three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones are pictured during their launch in New Delhi.
New Delhi, December 16, 2014

Delhi HC allows Xiaomi to sell Qualcomm-based handsets

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi to sell and import Qualcomm chipset-based handsets till January 8, as a temporary measure. In an interim order,... »
ILLUSTRATION: SATWIK GADE
December 13, 2014
F L I P S I D E

The digital home

“It’s amazing how we brought up our children without the help of technology,” I said to my wife, looking up from the newspaper. I often introduced deep, philosophical topics like this over our morn... »
Xiaomi Mi phones in New Delhi. File photo.
HONG KONG, December 12, 2014

Xiaomi growth loses its shine with India ban

The rapid growth of China's top smartphone maker is starting to lose its shine. A patent dispute has forced Xiaomi to stop selling handsets temporarily in India. Xiaomi could probably pay up and s... »
Instagram now has 300 million people using the service every month. File Photo
New York, December 11, 2014

Instagram beats Twitter in active users

With 300 million active users, photo sharing site Instagram has moved ahead of Twitter in terms of users.Nine months after it reached the 200 million user mark, Instagram now says it has 30... »
Legion
December 9, 2014

For a drastic cut in charging time

For many mobile phone users, the battery is not a problem, for they charge only once a day and it is good to go for 24 hours. Then there are people like us, who use phone batteries can’t seem to g... »
Washington, December 7, 2014

Old laptop batteries could power slums: study

Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found. The research presented at a conferen... »
December 5, 2014

Bolt from the blue

It’s a splendidly bright afternoon at Marina Beach. The sun is at its hilt; fluffy, white clouds float away into the distance, and there isn’t a speck in the sky as far as the eye can see. The ligh... »
Screenshot from Amazon.in website, which sells Oneplus One exclusively.
New Delhi, December 3, 2014

India will be our biggest market in next few months: OnePlus

Bullish on the multi-billion dollar opportunity in the Indian smartphone segment, Chinese handset maker OnePlus on Tuesday said it expects India to become its biggest market in the next few months... »
December 1, 2014

Bon Appetit: 3 smartphone apps to help you explore space

If you grew up watching Star Wars, becoming a skywalker or perhaps a space guardian might have crossed your mind. Even though this might not be possible, finding out about what lies in the depths... »

Microsoft launches first non-Nokia Lumia 535

Pre-orders for Redmi Note 3G begin

Pre-orders for iPad Air 2 begin

Moto 360 leads Android Wear shipments in Q3

Facebook launches new app for its Groups feature

Nokia bounces back with launch of Android tablet N1

Now print selfies in seconds

BlackBerry expanding its mobile-security software

Ignore No More app
HYDERABAD, December 16, 2014

App review: An app for parents

A Texas mom got tired of her children ignoring her phone calls. So, she went ahead and taught herself how to develop an app and created ‘Ignore No More’. She wanted an app that would jus... »
Xiaomi, which entered India in July, has been facing major roadblocks in the market.
NEW DELHI, December 13, 2014

Forced to suspend sales, Xiaomi assessing legal options

Forced to suspend sales of its devices in India post directions of the Delhi High Court, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has said it is “assessing legal options” to continue operations. ... »
HYDERABAD, December 13, 2014

Now, an app to make journey of women, kids safe and secure

Worried about the safety of your loved ones in the aftermath of the Delhi cab rape incident? Here’s a mobile app that tracks live a person or a vehicle on the move, and the innovative app can be sh... »
Three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones are pictured during their launch in New Delhi July 15, 2014.
NEW DELHI, December 11, 2014

Delhi HC stops sale of Xiaomi phones

The Delhi High Court in an interim order has restrained Xiaomi as well as online e-commerce site Flipkart from selling in India handsets of the Chinese mobile maker that run on the technology pate... »
‘TCS Sarigama Madrasil Margazhi’, a free mobile app.
CHENNAI, December 10, 2014

New app to track margazhi season

This music season, track your favourite artistes and their performances with the help of a mobile application. ‘TCS Sarigama Madrasil Margazhi’, a free mobile app developed by Tata Consulta... »
Rajan Anandan, head of Google India speaks during the launch of Google's great Online Shopping Festival , in New Delhi on Tuesday.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
New Delhi, December 9, 2014

Google’s Nexus 6 to cost Rs 43,999

Google on Tuesday launched the Nexus 6 smartphone which will be available from tomorrow at a premium price of Rs 43,999 in the country. The company launched the smartphone as part of its... »
The Google patent describes a sleeker version of Google Glass that should still draw plenty of public attention.
New York, December 7, 2014

A slimmer, sleeker Google Glass soon

The new version of Intel-powered Google Glass may look slimmer and sleeker than its earlier version. The exteriors of the new device also add a textured area to the touch-sensiti... »
Apple’s iPhone 6 has topped Bing’s list of the most popular gadget of 2014. File photo
Washington, December 3, 2014

iPhone 6 was Bing’s ‘most searched for gadget’ in 2014

Apple’s iPhone 6 has topped Bing’s list of the most popular gadget of 2014.According to the list by Microsoft’s search engine, Xbox One came in second, followed by Fitbit, Mashable reported... »
A Kiva robot drive unit is seen (foreground) before it moves under a stack of merchandise pods, seen on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in California.
TRACY, California, December 1, 2014

Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

A year ago, Amazon.com workers such as 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales walked the aisles each shift to find each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping. Now the e-commerce gia... »
This February, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York.
NEW DELHI, November 27, 2014

Social networking sites losing out to mobile messaging apps

Growing usage of instant messaging apps such as WeChat and Whatsapp to communicate with friends is driving users away from social networking sites such as Facebook. According to GlobalWebIndex (GW... »

Google Android One initiative hits roadblock

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says yes

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search engine

Now, search for every Tweet ever published

Diagnostic app for your battery

Pre-order your Google Nexus 6 today

How to remove the ‘blue ticks’ in Whatsapp

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