Mobile

Viber launches ‘instant shopping’ feature to search products within the app

By : CIOL Writers

Joining the bandwagon of messaging platforms offering shopping features, Viber is the latest to adopt the strategy to enter in the e-commerce industry. Viber is launching a new “instant shopping” feature that allows users to search for products without leaving

Google to soon bring web version of Allo

By : CIOL Writers

Though Google’s messaging app created a lot of buzz but it somehow failed to take-off as Google wanted it to. And amongst the many reasons for the same, one was the lack of Allo’s desktop version. Fortunately, that will soon

Freedom 251’s Mohit Goel detained over fraud allegations

By : CIOL Writers

Mohit Goel, the Director of Noida-based company Ringing Bells that launched Freedom 251 smartphone for a mere Rs 251, was detained by Police on Thursday from Ghaziabad on allegations of fraud. Apparently, an owner of Ghaziabad-based Ayam Enterprises had filed

Apple: iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdown issues by 80pc

By : CIOL Writers

Those who own an iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus, and are experiencing sudden shutdowns in their devices, just need to update their software to iOS 10.2.1. Yes, according to Apple, this will resolve the shutdown issues. Apple

Nokia and Intel built acceleration labs to make 5G a commercial reality

FINLAND: Nokia and Intel has opened two 5G solutions labs to test and accelerate the commercial readiness of the new wireless technology. In her official blog, Aicha Evans, senior vice president and general manager of the Communication and Devices Group

Airtel acquires Telenor India as consolidation wave grips Indian telecom

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio’s entry on Indian telecom landscape has changed the industry forever. While on the one hand, there have been raining deals and offers for customers, on the other, a wave of consolidation can be seen gripping the industry as

HTC launches premium smartphones, U Play and U Ultra in India

By : CIOL Writers

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has launched two premium smartphones – U Ultra and U Play – in India, which were initially unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Moving out of its Rs 10,000 segment, HTC ha priced the

Samsung S8’s running pictures going viral

By : CIOL Writers

As Samsung Galaxy S8’s official launch gets closer, the virtual world is getting flooded with rumours. Adding one more to the long list of rumours, a Chinese screen protector manufacturer has shared pictures of running Galaxy S8. China protective film

LG launches ‘Dhaakad Phone’ with 112 Panic Button

By : CIOL Writers

LG Electronics has launched its new ‘Dhaakad’ smartphone K10 2017 that features a special ‘panic button’ as per the Government of India guidelines. LG is the first company to adhere to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommendation to

Microsoft ups its ante, launches Skype Lite for India

Thomas George On his three-day visit to India, Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, has made a series of announcements and one of the  biggest one made at the Future Decoded conference today is the launch of ‘Skype Lite’,

Samsung’s reputation currently at its lowest in the US, says Harris Polls

By : CIOL Writers

Undoubtedly, 2016 was a bad year for the South-Korean tech giant Samsung. Though the company’s earnings report didn’t show any impact on the financial status of the company, its reputation has gone for a toss. According to 2017 Reputation Quotient

Decoding Bharat QR Code

By : CIOL Writers

The Indian government is leaving no stones unturned to digitise the economy and drive people towards cashless payments. So after, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for smartphones, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based mobile banking, Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app

Apple to reportedly launch 128GB iPhone SE, new iPad Pro models & a new colour for iPhone 7

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new four-inch iPhone SE with more storage, red coloured iPhone 7, and new iPad Pro tablets at a launch event in March. Citing a Barclays analyst, a Japanese website Macotakara claims that Apple

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

By : CIOL Writers

After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

Edify Consultants designs a tool to take away training management woes of HR, employees

BANGALORE, INDIA: The conventional broad and skewed inputs on people development plans plotted on the annual appraisal by managers are a challenge that bogged down most Human Resource(HR) and Learning and Development(L&D) teams. To tackle that challenge, Mumbai based people

Uber to accept payments from JioMoney users, thanks to RJio partnership

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio and Uber have announced a strategic partnership aimed at  exploring various opportunities to enrich and enhance the Digital Life experience of their users through complementary programmes. Starting today, Uber will gradually rollout the JioMoney payment option

Paytm to invest 600cr to expand its QR code-based payment network

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Paytm said that it will invest over Rs 600cr to enable merchants across India for acceptance of digital payments using its QR code based payment solution. The company is investing in scaling up manpower, technology, and merchant

Google is testing VoLTE calling services for Project Fi users

By : CIOL Writers

After providing ‘Wi-Fi Assistant’, an additional data-serving feature to all Nexus users as a part of Project Fi, Google is currently testing VoLTE calling, with a handful of the Project Fi subscribers. In a Google forum post, Project Fi community

Rumour update: iPhone 8 will sport OLED display, lifting the price above $1000 mark

By : CIOL Writers

Creating more rage for the yet-to-be-launched iPhone 8, this week is kicking off with some interesting rumours for the next iteration of iPhone 7. The latest buzz says that the Cupertino giant is going to launch three devices, instead of

Apple reportedly to start assembling iPhone SE at the Bangalore plant

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to grab a larger slice of the Indian smartphone cake, Apple is reportedly planning to assemble 3-4 lakh units of its iPhone SE model at the Bangalore plant owned by contract manufacturer Wistron. According to Economic Times