Tag "Mobile"

Global mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold to reach 587 exabytes by 2021: Cisco

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With the burgeoning growth of mobile phones and usage of 4G, global mobile data traffic is expected to increase seven-fold from 2016 to 2021, according to Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index forecast. According to Cisco, by 2021 more members of

Supreme Court asks to link SIM cards to Aadhaar card within one year

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In a bid to crackdown fraudulent activities that take place through mobile phones and sim cards, the Supreme Court of India has asked the government to place a mechanism to “verify all mobile phone subscribers and scrutinize their identity to

Only 23pc of parents monitor their kids’ internet activity

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In today’s social media age, there are an array of tools that parents can use to oversee their kids’ online behaviour; however, only 23 percent of parents monitor the internet activity. According to ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’,

Social apps dominate time spent on mobile with 394pc growth

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Making the digital platform a virtual war field, a new app is reaching the play store almost every day. With the growing social media adoption, mobile app usage is also growing swiftly. However, according to a new report, this growth

With growing 4G adoption, majority of Indians buying smartphones online

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With prominent players of telecom sector pushing 4G with tempting offers, 53 percent of Indians bought their smartphones online, says Deloitte. Neeraj Jain, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP said, “With Internet becoming cheaper and higher mobile data penetration, consumers

India saw 200pc YoY growth in mobile development courses

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Overtaking the U.S, India currently has 220 million active devices. The growing adoption and usage rate of smartphones are, in turn, promoting a thriving interest in mobile development courses in 2016, says Google India. The company revealed that the search

DoT to launch a portal on mobile tower radiation

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To spread awareness about effects of mobile tower radiations and the myths around it, the Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon be launching a portal – Tarang – with data on all mobile towers and transmitters across the country in

India jumps to fifth spot in the mobile gaming market

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India is the fifth biggest mobile gaming market, according to a report by San Francisco-based business intelligence firm, App Annie. With a steep rise in mobile game downloads and the revenues, India rose two places in the second quarter of

Reliance Jio to launch 4G mobile phones at Rs 1000

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Reliance Jio is back to disrupt the mobile market again. After launching 4G offers with unlimited video and voice calling, the Mukesh Ambani-owned company is planning to launch 4G compatible feature phones itself with unlimited voice calls and video calling.

Get ready for an ’immersive’ experience with YouTube’s new VR app

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If you have Google’s new Pixel phone and Daydream view, then you can watch all of YouTube’s standard content and videos shot with 360-degree cameras in virtual reality mode. Sounds interesting, right! YouTube has launched a new VR app to

7 things to check before buying mobile accessories

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With the mobile usage witnessing exponential growth, users demand more functionality in their devices to avail the advantage of advanced functionalities in their smartphones. And obviously, mobile accessories are one of the best ways to enhance these functionalities. But, mobile

Reliance launches its first multilingual entertainment app, Chillx

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Reliance Big Entertainment has launched Chillx, a mobile-based platform to offer access to free and paid apps, videos, games, music, and movies. Chillx is created by FunOnGo Media & Entertainment Company in which Reliance recently acquired a two-third stake.  

Harry Potter Go, a new augmented reality game expected to hit our mobiles soon

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Another good news for Potterheads. Google is not the only one who understands our love for the wizardry world; Niantic, the game developer who created Pokemon Go is also rumored planning to bring ‘Harry Potter Go’ into our smartphones. The

Are you ready for Google’s big move to mobile-first index?

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Considering the ever multiplying smartphone usage, many online portals have already adapted to the mobile-first strategy. However, to those who are yet to make the transformation, its perhaps time now as Google is planning to prioritize mobile content in its

Google partners Sprint to bring ‘Rich Communication’ to SMS technology

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Much has changed over the past decade in the world of mobile phones but SMS text messaging is still as simple and basic as it was when it started off. To change that and help SMS compete with the likes

MeitY to notify phone makers to support a 3rd regional language from July’17

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Despite the opposition from phone companies and the Indian Cellular Association, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has decided to notify phone companies to support a third regional language along with Hindi and English. According to an Economic Times

Global device shipments to decline for second year in a row

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The global device market for PCs, tablets, ultramobile and mobile phones fell by 0.75 percent in 2015, and it is expected to decline 3 percent in 2016, according to Gartner. “The global devices market is not on pace to return

Global average connection speed up by 14pc but India continues to lag behind

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Global average connection speed increased 14 percent year over year for the second quarter of 2016. However, despite this, India once again had the lowest average connection speeds among surveyed countries in the region at 3.6 Mbps, according to Second

AppsFlyer brings advertising fraud prevention technology for mobile devices

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Mobile app marketers are expected to lose up to $100 million this year due to app install and engagement advertising fraud, says a new study by San Francisco-based mobile attributing and marketing analytics firm AppsFlyer. To fight against the same,

Can Internet influence a healthy lifestyle?

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We see hundreds of health and fashion-centric videos on social media every day that are liked and shared by millions. Surprisingly, these people not just share these videos but also try to learn and implement them in real life, says