Mobile

Mobile ransomware more than trebled in Q1, 2017: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

The global nightmare of ransomware shows no sign of slowing down, with the volume of mobile ransomware rising over three-fold (3.5 times) during the first few months of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Malware Report for Q1, 2017. The

OnePlus 5 will be India’s first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 835

By : CIOL Writers

Thanks to the rumour mills, we already know what to expect from the most awaited phone of the year, OnePlus 5. However, for a change, the company has itself confirmed an interesting feature that will make way with the phone. OnePlus

Android co-founder Andy Rubin might launch a new smartphone on May 30

By : CIOL Writers

Android co-founder Andy Rubin could finally be ready with his new product- a nearly bezel-less smartphone that he teased earlier this March. A tweet posted by the Twitter account for Essential, the name of Andy Rubin’s new company, confirmed on Thursday

ASUS unveils Zenfone Live, world’s first smartphone with beautification technology for live streaming videos

By : CIOL Writers

Riding high on the success of its Zenfone series, ASUS, the Taiwanese leader in mobile technology, has unveiled ZenFone Live, which is being touted as the world’s first smartphone with hardware-optimised, real-time beautification technology for live streaming videos. Targeted at

Android Pay reportedly to launch in India this year through UPI

By : CIOL Writers

After the launch of Samsung Pay, Google too looks set to bring its Android Pay platform to India later this year. According to an ET report, following in the footsteps of WhatsApp and Stripe, the search engine company is preparing to anchor

After Apple, OnePlus might also launch OnePlus 5 in red colour

By : CIOL Writers

Would you like to use red or a blue-green-purplish combination of coloured smartphone? If your answer is Yes, then please be informed, OnePlus is planning to launch the much-awaited smartphone of the year, OnePlus 5, in colours mentioned above. The

Bumper opening for Xiaomi Mi Home with Rs 5cr sales in first 12 hours

By : CIOL Writers

Xiaomi knows the importance of India in its global expansion plans and well, India never disappoints the Chinese tech company either. The company launched its first Mi Home store in India on May 20th and raked in a record-breaking Rs 5 crore in

Xiaomi’ Mi Max 2 will be launched on May 25 in China

By : CIOL Writers

Xiaomi, the Chinese phone maker, is getting ready to launch the Mi Max successor. Yes, after much delay and rumour reports, Xiaomi has confirmed the launch date. Dubbed as Mi Max 2, the next smartphone from Xiaomi will be launched

Orkut’s Hello is expected to hit Indian users soon

By : CIOL Writers

In 2004, when Google launched the social networking site, Orkut gave us the first glimpse of the dominating form of internet. Though it went off successfully, Orkut was slowly strangulated to death in 2014 by Facebook’s raging popularity. However, Orkut’s

Reliance Jio is officially the 4th largest telecom company in India with 10pc share

By : CIOL Writers

Six months of free voice and data services cherried with Prime, Summer Surprise and Dhan Dhana Dhan offers have officially made Reliance Jio the fourth largest telecom company in India with nearly 10 percent share. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd

Flipkart’s PhonePe records highest number of UPI transaction

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart closed its Big 10 sale on Thursday and left behind a boosting number of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) transactions for its payments arm PhonePe. Within two days of Flipkart’s Big 10 sale, digital payments platform PhonePe processed over 500,000

Not just Chinese cuisine, we Indians love Chinese smartphones even more!

By : CIOL Writers

Indians’ love for Chinese cuisine is world renowned. But looks like, our love for Chinese smartphones is even bigger. For the first quarter of 2017, the revenues of Chinese vendors grew 180 percent as against the same quarter last year, according to CMR’s

WhatsApp brings ‘Pinned Chat’ feature to Android

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has officially rolled out “Pinned Chats” on its platform that allows users to pin up to three chats to the top of the list. The said feature was spotted last month in beta but is now available to download through Google

Uber officially gets into trucking business with Uber Freight

By : CIOL Writers

After launching a pilot in Texas last year, Uber is now finally ready for its new trucking business. The cab-aggregator has launched a new app- Uber Freight that connects professional truck drivers with shippers looking to transport big loads over long

Two new, high-end Nokia phones accidentally leaked online

By : CIOL Writers

Though tech companies like to keep their new devices under wraps until official release, accidental/intentional leaks keep the rumour mills buzzing all throughout building up the anticipation. Well, something similar happened recently, when a video uploaded to Vimeo gave us a peek

Forget touch screen now squeeze your phone to click a selfie!

By : CIOL Writers

HTC has finally unveiled their flagship for 2017, the HTC U11. The successor to HTC 10 and a new member of the U family, HTC U11 comes with a standout feature dubbed Edge Sense. So now instead of tapping on

Nokia 3310 launched in India for Rs 3310 only

By : CIOL Writers

Finally, the wait is over. The redesigned iconic Nokia 3310 is back in India priced at cool Rs 3310. The device will be available only in offline stores and will be available to purchase starting Thursday, May 18. The Nokia 3310 that

VMware acquires app analytics startup Apteligent

By : CIOL Writers

VMware has acquired app analytics startup Apteligent, that provides mobile app performance and analytics data to customers in real time. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Apteligent adds to VMware’s portfolio of management and monitoring technologies and will offer customers end-to-end

Indians love iPhones but within their budgets

By : CIOL Writers

Who doesn’t love Apple? The iPhone maker has changed the way people look at phones across the globe. Indians are no different to this global rage but then Indians aren’t big spendthrifts and Apple happens to be the most expensive

Boomerang to save you from awkward translations

By : CIOL Writers

When ‘Poor, you’ becomes ‘You’re poor’ or ‘My desires’ becomes ‘My Lust’, you are surely in need of a good translator. When professional or personal commitments take you to foreign shores, translation apps come in handy. But translation can often