R-Jio emulates world’s best mobile apps to build its own

Mumbai: Taking inspiration from a raft of most successful mobile applications across the world, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (R-Jio) is building its own ecosystem of mobile apps to be launched with its 4G telecom services in India. Industry analysts say it is not only a step towards Indianisation of successful and proven mobile applications globally but also a strategy to ... Read More »

After Xiaomi, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Chipset Powers One Plus Smartphones

  Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 will power One Plus One’s forthcoming flagship One Plus 2 smartphones. The company said that the Snapdragon 810′s unmatched speed and ability to multitask while maintaining battery performance had them coming back to it over and over again during their search for the right processor. The Chinese startup is, however, using a newer ... Read More »

BuzzFeed’s news app gives you the latest without the fluff

  BuzzFeed has been building its dedicated News app over the last few months, publicly documenting the journey to building what it thinks will be the future of news on mobile. BuzzFeed News, which is available today for iOS devices, is simple, but elegant. When you first open it, you might be reminded of Circa’s no-fluff news. BuzzFeed news is ... Read More »

Uber excitement wanes as Mobile council members challenge legality of its operations

Not long after it became widely-known the ride-hailing service Uber was looking for local drivers, city officials in Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s office sensed an opportunity. It was decided in April that they would try and bring the company’s business to Mobile. After all, making government more “business friendly” is one of Stimpson’s stated goals and Uber, bedeviled by rocky rollouts in ... Read More »

Utah university latest to introduce ‘texting lanes’ for pedestrians glued to their mobile phones

One Utah university is giving students glued to their mobile phones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking. The neon green lanes painted on the stairs to the gym at Utah Valley University were intended as a light-hearted way to brighten up the space and get students’ attention, spokesman Melinda Colton said on Thursday. ... Read More »

Why Credit Suisse Prefers T-Mobile and AT&T

  Credit Suisse hosted its second annual 1-1 Telecom Services Conference with the chief financial officers of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), and T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS). At the conference, the carriers seemed very comfortable with the current state of the wireless industry. The brokerage firm continues to believe AT&T has catalysts that could drive ... Read More »

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Mobile build

Personal digital assistant Cortana is close to its ‘final design,’ says Aul Microsoft released on Tuesday the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile build (10136) for Windows Insiders. Redmond is only offering the build to phones running Windows Phone 8.1 and users who have opted into the Windows Insider Fast ring. “If you are running the previous build offered ... Read More »

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

As the number of connected mobile gadgets — from smartphones and watches to cars — continues to grow, the market is heating up for accurate location data to serve those of us who use these devices.   That fact is being played most expensively at the moment with the sale of Here, the mapping and location services division of Nokia. The companies in the running ... Read More »

OS X and iOS ‘XARA’ Security Flaws Allow Attackers to Steal Saved Passwords

A team of security researchers has released information detailing a combination of exploits that would allow anyone to steal passwords that a user has stored in his or her iCloud Keychain and intercept data being shared between apps. The flaws relate to unauthorised cross-app resource access (XARA) as a result of using inadequately secure coding techniques, and affect both iOS ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z4v With 5.2-Inch QHD Display, Snapdragon 810 SoC Launched

Sony, after introducing the Xperia Z4 in Japan and Xperia Z3+ globally, on Tuesday launched another version of the handset, the Sony Xperia Z4v. The Verizon-exclusive version of the handset will be available this summer in the US via the Verizon website. The price of the smartphone has not been announced for now. The Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Sony Xperia Z4v’s ... Read More »