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Mobile phones, social media `easing disaster impact`

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:03

Mobile phones and social media are saving thousands of lives in disaster-prone countries but many vulnerable communities still need to be equipped with modern communications, the Red Cross said Thursday.

`Smartphone chat apps taking over text messaging`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 19:54

Chat apps and free messaging services designed for smartphones are slowly killing text messaging with businesses and teenagers shifting their way of communication.

WhatsApp comes under scanner over privacy practices

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:45

Popular mobile chat platform WhatsApp has come under scrutiny as the application requires users to provide their entire contact list to the service.

US teens receive around 114 texts daily

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 18:03

On an average each teen in US receives about 3,417 text messages per month, amounting to 114 daily texts and experts say SMS's should be used to promote healthy eating habits among them.

SMS marks a rather unhappy birthday!

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 17:07

Now four billion people around the globe use SMS - Short Message Service - to communicate with each other. But, for the first time since their inception, text messaging volumes have declined.

Inflammatory content uploaded from Pak: YouTube

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 20:26

The government has ordered ban of more than 250 pages charging that morphed images and videos were uploaded displaying alleged atrocities on Muslims.

Mobile phone SMS could be used for malaria control in Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 11:16

Dejan Zurovac and colleagues from the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Program, Nairobi, Kenya described six areas where text messaging could improve the delivery of health services and health outcomes in malaria in Africa.

UK govt to store phone call, e-mail details now

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 15:58

The move is certain to cause controversy over civil liberties, but would also raise concerns over the security of the records.

Freedom from unsolicited SMS in 6 weeks: Sibal

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011, 13:36

Millions of mobile phone users will be able to get rid of the menace of unsolicited text messages (SMS) in six weeks when DND (do not disturb) number 1909 becomes operational, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday.