Free Press Journal
  • Samsung set to launch foldable smartphone this year

    Seoul: Putting months of rumours to rest, Samsung Electronics has said it is set to launch a foldable smartphone this year, CNBC reported. The smartphone may sound similar to a traditional flip phone which relied on a hinge to connect the two parts of the handset. But the South Korean tech major is likely to focus on creating an actual display that bends. The President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics,

  • UIDAI takes on rumour mongering against Aadhaar; stresses helpline number cannot steal data

    New Delhi: Days after a helpline number of UIDAI mysteriously showed up on smartphones of hundreds of users, the authority on Sunday said that a number stored in contact list cannot steal data from a mobile phone. Also, people with “vested interests” were trying to tarnish the image of Aadhaar by taking advantage of Google’s admission of its “mistake”. Google had on Friday admitted that the number 18003001947 was added

  • 2 new BlackBerry smartphones arrive in India

    New Delhi: Home-grown company Optiemus Infracom, which manufactures and distributes BlackBerry-branded handsets, on Thursday launched “Evolve” and “Evolve X” smartphones in India for Rs 24,990 and Rs 34,990, respectively.

  • ASUS ZenFone 5Z: Dapper looks meet decent performance

    New Delhi: With the average selling prices (ASP) of smartphones increasing in India, Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has unveiled its “ZenFone 5Z” — aggressively pricing it in the Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 premium segment where Chinese player OnePlus currently dominates.

  • Samsung India sold over 20 lakh Galaxy J8, J6 smartphones

    New Delhi: Samsung India has sold over 20 lakh units of its recently-launched Galaxy J8 and J6 mid-segment smartphones in India, attracting nearly 50,000 consumers a day, the company said on Monday.

  • Requested zero personal data from Facebook: Apple CEO Tim Cook

    San Francisco: Apple neither requested any personal data from Facebook nor did it receive any, Apple CEO Tim Cook said while responding to a New York Times report that claimed that the social networking giant allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends.

  • Pentagon to track soldiers’ smartphones to spot their health

    New York: The Pentagon is working on an app that will keep track of US soldiers‘ health and deliver cost-saving treatment by monitoring the data accumulated on their smartphones, the media reported. According to The Washington Post, scientists at the Pentagon’s secretive weapons development arm wants to use soldiers’ smartphone’s camera, microphone and motion sensors to monitor signs of illness.

  • Google blocks access to its apps on uncertified Android devices

    San Francisco: Google has started blocking access to its apps on uncertified Android devices whose firmware was built after March 16 which could cause trouble to users who like to load custom ROMs on their smartphones.

  • Can offline expansion bring growth for smartphones in India?

    Are all smartphones in India sold online? Not really. This is something which should come as a surprise to the cyber-savvy buyers of gadgets and gizmos. A study from Google, published in 2012 but still relevant, says that 70 per cent of Indians decide about the brand and variant during an online search before going to a retail store. Although the study was done in major cities and would have sampled a

  • google, voice assistant, Reliance JioPhones, six-fold growth in google assistant users, fast adopting cutting-edge technology, smartphones, technology, Caesar Sengupta

    Google Voice Assistant sees 6-fold growth in its usage after making it available on JioPhones

    New Delhi: Google Voice Assistant that was made available in Reliance JioPhones in December 2017, has seen a six-fold growth in its usage, the company has announced. In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on December 5, announced to bring its Voice Assistant on Reliance JioPhone. This was the first time that Voice Assistant was made available in any feature phone.

  • Indore: 475 smartphones meant for students stolen from GACC

    Indore: More than 475 smartphones meant for distribution among students under a state government scheme were stolen from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Arts and Commerce College also known as GACC.  The theft came to fore when students lined up for the smartphones were told to return and come some other day to collect handsets.

  • WhatsApp stops working on these smartphones

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working on smartphones that support ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms in the New Year.

  • Airtel and Karbon offers 4G smartphones for Rs 1399

    Smartphone use disrupts sleep in kids, teens: study

    Washington: Blue light emitted by smartphone screens disrupts sleep in children and teenagers, according to a study which found that young people are more vulnerable to the negative effects of the devices than the adults. Researchers noted that the brains, sleep patterns, and eyes are still developing in children and teenagers.

  • Facebook brings Messenger ‘Lite’ to India

    New Delhi: In its bid to connect people in markets where mobile internet connections are slow, Facebook on Thursday rolled out the “lite” version of its Messenger app in India. “Messenger Lite” is a lightweight, fast and simpler version that offers the core features of the app for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones, the company said in a statement.

  • Now, check MRPs of medicines with NPPA app

    Mumbai: Public will now be able to track the medicines they have been prescribed, their availability and prices through a new application on their smartphones.

  • Qualcomm WiPower

    Qualcomm unveils two new Snapdragon mobile platforms

    Singapore, Chipmaker Qualcomm has introduced two new mobile platforms, Snapdragon 660 and 630 which are designed to support advanced photography and enhanced gaming in addition to long battery life and fast LTE speeds.

  • WikiLeaks releases hacking tool details of CIA

    Washington: WikiLeaks today released what it termed as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA, claiming the America’s premier spy agency partnered with foreign intelligence agencies to turn TVs and smartphones into weapons for surveillance.