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In India, Turning to Smartphones and Apps to Rid the Streets of Garbage

If you were concerned about garbage on your street in India, here’s what you might do: Snap a photo of the trash on your cellphone, then send it via WhatsApp to the smartphone of the garbage police. Khaki-clad officers would rush over to order a cleanup. City officials would fine the offender, and maybe reward you, too. That’s an ideal ... Read More »

Pitch Perfect: Mobile Makers, Telcos Drawn to Hi-Res Audio

Mostly young, male audiophiles throng a Singapore hotel ballroom, intently assessing headphones, earbuds and in-ear monitors – priced from $50 to as much as $10,000. Alongside are banks of dedicated digital audio players (DAPs), with an entire wall of the expo showcasing the king of DAPs: iriver. Less than five years ago, the South Korean firm was staring at bankruptcy, ... Read More »

HTC 10 Price, Hardware, Software, and Everything Else You Need to Know

  HTC showed off a new phone Tuesday that it hopes will help it break out from the pack of Android smartphones on the market. The HTC 10, named to honor the number of years the Taiwanese company has made its own branded smartphones, is a 5.2-inch premium phone with a focus on high-end audio and camera features. It’s been ... Read More »

Can the Canvas 6 Bring Back Glory to Micromax?

Micromax on Wednesday announced a major brand refresh, including a brand-new logo. At the event in Gurgaon, Micromax showcased its upcoming line-up of products, including smartphones, tablets, and LED TVs that will be released in the Indian market in the coming weeks. The company at the event also unveiled its new flagship Canvas smartphones – the Micromax Canvas 6 and ... Read More »

Fingerprint Firms Unlocking New Markets Beyond Smartphones

A tap of a finger could soon suffice to identify credit card shoppers and rail commuters, offering areas of new business for specialist companies which have benefited from the use of such technology in smartphones. Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sees biometric smart cards those using fingerprint identification becoming its fastest growing market as early as 2018, having already become the ... Read More »

Google Wins Some, Loses Some in Global Antitrust Battles

For more than a decade, Internet search and advertising giant Google, now a unit of holding company Alphabet Inc, has sparred with competitors in an expanding range of industries from Internet to media to telecoms to automobiles. It has also battled with judges and regulators. After fending off charges of anti-competitive behaviour for many years, the Silicon Valley company has, ... Read More »

Intel Gambit Aims for Position in Post-PC World

The massive shakeup announced by Intel reflects the rapid changes in the tech sector and aims to position the Silicon Valley titan for a post-PC world. The chip-making giant on Tuesday said it was cutting up to 11 percent of its global workforce, or some 12,000 positions, to adapt to a slumping market for personal computers and rapid growth in ... Read More »

Why Are So Many Chinese Phone Brands Now in India?

HIGHLIGHTS Chinese smartphones command almost half the 4G market in India. India uses similar spectrum as China, making it easy to localise phones. E-Commerce firms also play a big part in solving logistics challenges. Around six to seven years ago, Chinese smartphone brands were not very active in India, but today, this no longer seems to be the case. According ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone Corporate Leasing Plans in India

HIGHLIGHTS You can lease an iPhone for as low as Rs. 999 per month. Only corporates are eligible for the programme. As an individual, ask your company to sign up. “Own an iPhone for just Rs. 999 per month” – sounds like a fantastic deal, and it’s no surprise then that everyone has been asking how they can avail these ... Read More »

Tips and Apps for Better Mobile Phone Photography

Ask any photographer what the best camera is and you will likely receive the same answer: The one you have with you. Fortunately, most parents always have a camera with them these days in the form of their phone. Luckily, most mobile phone cameras are very good and capable of producing print-worthy images with a few quick tweaks in the ... Read More »