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TrueMotion’s mobile app can tell if you are texting while driving

Street smarts: At TrueMotion, Brad Cordova built a mobile app that can tell whether you are texting while driving Image: Michael Prince for Forbes In early 2014, Progressive insurance held a contest to choose the best cellphone app to play Big Brother to its policyholders. The nation’s fourth-largest auto insurer wanted to track drivers’ mileage, time of day on the ... Read More »

Your Mobile Money: Surviving A Day In China Without Cash Or Cards

An employee scans a quick response (QR) code displayed on the Ant Financial Services No cash? Your smartphone will do nicely. Chinese consumers used to spending their hard-earned cash on technology are increasingly relying on a tech solution to pay for just about anything, from breakfast to booking a vacation. And the volume of smartphone payments has exploded, reaching a ... Read More »

Nokia Phones’ India Launch Likely in First Week of June

The Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are among the most eagerly anticipated smartphones in the market right now, but HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand name – has so far been mum about the Nokia Android phones’ India launch. However, fans may not have to wait too long, as sources at HMD Global ... Read More »

Karbonn Aura 4G With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 5,290

Karbonn on Friday launched its ‘Aura 4G’ smartphone with VoLTE support in India. The new budget smartphone from the company runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has been priced at Rs. 5,290 in the country. The Karbonn Aura 4G will be made available in Blue-Champagne and Coffee-Champagne colours. The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The Karbonn Aura ... Read More »

Nougat for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) now rolling out

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). Arriving as build number P580KXU1BQD9 and P585N0KOU1BQD9 for the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+LTE variants respectively, the update brings Android Nougat (version 7.0). Given the fact that it’s an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Leaked Screenshot Tips Smartphone Will Sport 8GB of RAM

OnePlus recently confirmed that the company will be skipping the numeral ‘4’ and will be naming its yet-to-be-announced phone OnePlus 5. It also confirmed a Summer launch date. Now further details have emerged regarding the upcoming smartphone. Interestingly, previous rumours suggested that the phone will pack 6GB of RAM but a leaked screenshot suggests that the upcoming flagship from OnePlus ... Read More »

Nissan develops mobile phone ‘prison’ to stop texting and driving

In the last two years, mobile phone use among British drivers has increased from eight to 31 per cent, according to the RAC. With stricter penalties being imposed for handling a phone while behind the wheel, British drivers are now more likely to be caught if they decide to pick up their device. Japanese car-maker Nissan has come up with ... Read More »

Oppo F3 Launched in India at Rs. 19,990: Specifications, Features, Release Date, and More

The Oppo F3 smartphone with dual selfie camera has been launched in the Indian market. The smaller sibling of the Oppo F3 Plus, the new smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,990, and will be up for pre-order from today. The Oppo F3 pre-orders will end on May 12, and the first sale will be on May 13. In terms of ... Read More »

Samsung India’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor in Q1, China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo Round Up Top 5: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday. According to findings by market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung continued to retain the top spot, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo (that also includes Motorola) occupied the other three spots. Together, all these ... Read More »

Even young, hip Americans don’t want to use mobile payment apps

Mobile payments are gaining steam, but large segments of the population still don’t use them. Despite their reputation for being tech-savvy, it’s still unlikely you’ll see a millennial use their phone to make a payment any time soon. Only 14% of millennials said they use their bank’s mobile payment app often and 35% said they don’t use a mobile payment ... Read More »