IPL 2014: 5 must-have apps to keep track of the T20 extravaganza

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM.

IPL 2014: 5 must-have apps to keep track of the T20 extravaganza

IPL 2014 is set to kick off tomorrow when Mumbai Indians take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at Abu Dhabi. More often than not, you will find yourself at office or commuting back home when the matches begin. But instead of worrying about missing the action, here are five must-have apps that will keep you abreast with the matches by giving you live updates or showing the matches live on your smartphone or tablet. More →
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TRAI reportedly working on discussion paper to address issues over services like WhatsApp

By on April 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM.

TRAI reportedly working on discussion paper to address issues over services like WhatsApp

TRAI is reportedly working on a discussion paper on over-the-top (OTT) players including third party messaging and voice-calling-over-data apps, including WhatsApp, Viber and Skype to understand the reason behind their growing popularity among consumers and their impact on the telecom operators. OTT players are essentially those who have been using telecom operators’ network to provide their services. ET has reported that TRAI wants to get a complete overview of the popular OTT players, which are using the telecom operators’ bandwidth, but are neither a part of the telecom operators’ services nor do they share any revenue with the carriers. More →
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Ride Scorpio, a device that texts you if your bike is stolen

By on April 15, 2014 at 2:08 PM.

Ride Scorpio, a device that texts you if your bike is stolen

All of us have heard or seen trackers that would nail car or SUV thieves down but here comes a system that texts you if someone steals, or even touches, your motorbike in the parking! The new Scorpio Ride 'Core' system from Massachusetts-based Scorpio Sounds uses an Apple or Android app to keep track of a module installed inside the bike. More →
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Hike messenger now offers unlimited SMS

By on April 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM.

Hike messenger now offers unlimited SMS

Hike messaging app is now offering unlimited SMS to its users. According to the latest plan, the more you chat on Hike, the more free SMS you get. Hike, which now has over 15 million users, also mentions that efforts are being made to limit spammers' usage. More →
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This free Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug

By on April 12, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

This free Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug

The NSA has apparently known about Heartbleed for years, but the general public was only made aware of the devastating bug a few days ago. Many of us are at a loss for what to do, but smartphone security firm Lookout is living up to its name with a free app that will allow you to check and see if your Android device is vulnerable. Lookout’s Heartbleed Detector app determines which of OpenSSL is running and then tells users whether or not their phones could have been affected by Heartbleed. More →
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Facebook, WhatsApp warned against privacy violations post acquisition

By on April 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

Facebook, WhatsApp warned against privacy violations post acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly warned Facebook and WhatsApp against violating consumers’ privacy. The warning comes as Facebook successfully cleared a hurdle in its purchase of WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars. More →
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IPL 2014: BlackBerry ties up with Mumbai Indians for chat service

By on April 11, 2014 at 11:12 AM.

IPL 2014: BlackBerry ties up with Mumbai Indians for chat service

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today announced exclusive partnership for its mobile messenger service with Mumbai Indians team for the forthcoming IPL season. An exclusive BBM Channel - 'Mumbai Indians' - will help the users engage with the team's millions of fans and followers across the globe, it said. More →
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HTML5 powered apps have higher risk of malicious attacks: Gartner

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

HTML5 powered apps have higher risk of malicious attacks: Gartner

As you are busy sending SMSes, reading emails or listening to music on your smartphone, do you realize that these simple things can get your smartphone infected with 'worms' that can not only steal personal information from your phone, but also infect your friends's phones? More →
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