Attractive icons enhance user performance

Icons on smartphones or computers that are eye-catching and aesthetically appealing help enhance user performance, British researchers have shown.

Man arrested for sending objectionable message on Whatsapp in UP

Bahraich: A man was arrested for allegedly spreading objectionable messages against a religion on mobile phone application WhatsApp leading to tension in Nanpara area here, police said Tuesday.

No proof so far that NSA bugged Merkel's phone: Prosecutor

Germany`s top public prosecutor said an investigation into suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s mobile phone by U.S. spies had so far failed to find any concrete evidence.

Delhi: 6-year-old boy kidnapped for ransom found murdered

A six-year-old boy who was kidnapped for ransom from central Delhi's Ranjit Nagar area was found dead on Friday in a park in south-west Delhi's Naraina area.

'Reduction in energy transmission may help reduce impact of mobiles'

With the health and safety aspects of using mobile phones and the radiation from its towers being a cause of concern for many, experts feel that reducing the energy transmitted per bit and adopting some precautionary measures can help in the long run.

WHO reassures on health impact of mobile phones

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has again sought to reassure billions of mobile phone subscribers globally that no adverse effect has been found till date on an individual's health by its use.

Two girls commit suicide after being reprimanded for using mobile phones

Two school girls allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a tree after they were scolded by their guardians and hostel superintendent for using mobile phones in school premises secretly, police officials said here on Saturday.

Govt allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir

 Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said people in flood-hit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch.

Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide in Tripura

Two teenaged girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said here Saturday.

On duty police constables banned from using mobile phones: Goa IGP

Goa`s police constabulary has been banned from constantly using mobile phones while on traffic and picketing duty, according to newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg.

Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops

Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations.

Two held for tampering with IMEI numbers of mobile handsets

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly tampering with IMEI numbers of mobile phone handsets, some of them of reputed brands, after police busted their hideout in a raid.

Mobile services temporarily suspended in Kashmir Valley

Mobile phone services across Kashmir Valley were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent militants from using these devices to carry out any subversive activities.

Khap panchayat chief says girls` have the right to wear jeans, use mobiles

Giving out an unusual opinion which is very different from the ideologies of Khap panchayats so far, chief of such an informal social institution in Haryana has given his approval to use mobile phones and wearing jeans for girls, saying that this is a fundamental right of a girl and no panchayat should put a ban on it.

SMSes can help young adults reduce binge drinking

Mobile phone text messages can help young adults reduce binge drinking by over 50 percent, a new study indicates.

My phone is 24X7 entertainment for me: Arjun Kapoor

Bollywood`s young and raring to go actor Arjun Kapoor terms his mobile phone a "necessisity more than a luxury", saying it provides him his dose of entertainment in between hectic work schedules.

Soon, sand may power your cell phone

Imagine if you only had to charge your cell phone or tablet every three days? A new sand-based battery may make it possible.

Text- messaging programs can help smokers quit

Washington: A new study suggests that mobile phone program doubles the chances of smokers quitting.

Mobile phone data helps combat malaria more effectively

Researchers from the University of Southampton and the National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP) have used mobile phone data to help combat malaria more effectively in Namibia.

Soon, Google wireless network for your mobile!

Not happy with the current network providers to your mobile phone? You might soon get a better option - Google!