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Mobile phone directory Truecaller launches smart dialler app Truedialer, available for Android & Windows Phone platforms

Friday, October 31, 2014 | More »

Swedish startup True Software Scandinavia AB, the firm behind Truecaller, a collaborative mobile phone directory app, has launched what the company claims is a smart dialler app. Called Truedialer, the new service automatically searches for information about a number you are dialling. The dialler us...


Samsung unveils Galaxy A5 & A3 mid-range smartphones with full metal design, 5MP selfie cameras & more

After rumours about it doing the rounds for some time, Samsung has finally taken the wraps off its Galaxy A series of smartphones. The company has unveiled two new devices targeted at the mid-price range segment of the market- Galaxy A5 and A3. Both of them run on the Android KitKat operating system...

31 October, 2014 |More »


Meet the 5 startups picked for the 2nd batch of Target Corp’s accelerator programme in India

Early this year, Target Corp had launched an accelerator programme in India to help early-stage startups develop ideas that could improve the retail giant’s business and the broader retail industry. Called Target Accelerator Program, it focuses on broad themes, including mobile, content, social, s...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Chinese handset maker Xiaomi jumps to No.3 spot in the worldwide smartphone market: IDC

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has jumped to the number three spot in the worldwide smartphone market, behind Samsung and Apple. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, the company shipped 17.3 million hands...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Online community for music creators Muziboo.com shuts down; blames the music industry

Online community for music creators Muziboo.com has shut down permanently. According to the founders of the company, it was not their personal decision to quit, but they did not have a choice in the matter. Started in 2007 as a platform to connect musicians around the world and build a community tha...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Google Fit app to provide a comprehensive view of your fitness, how does it stack against Apple’s HealthKit?

Google has launched a new fitness app that the company claims will help users in tracking their daily activity and become more active, aware and motivated. Called Google Fit, the app uses sensors already built into the user’s Android phone to automatically detect walking, biking and running. You c...

29 October, 2014 |More »


Oppo unveils flagship N3 with 16MP motorised rotating camera, introduces world’s thinnest smartphone R5

Chinese handset maker Oppo has further expanded its smartphone range with the launch of two new devices. The first one is N3, a flagship device of the company that comes with a motorised rotating camera with tracking focus. The camera is capable of rotating 206 degrees, and can be controlled via on-...

29 October, 2014 |More »


Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a Chromecast-like TV dongle for media streaming, for $39; what’s on offer?

Earlier this year, world’s largest e-commerce firm Amazon Inc, which runs an e-commerce marketplace in India through Amazon.in, had forayed into the home entertainment arena with the launch of a video and game streaming device called Fire TV for $99 (Rs 6,073). The company is now bringing the same...

28 October, 2014 |More »


Intex launches Octa-core smartphone Aqua Amaze with 13MP shooter for Rs 10,690 in India

Intex Technologies, an Indian mobile, IT and consumer electronics company, has further expanded its Aqua range of smartphones with the launch of a new device. Christened Aqua Amaze, the smartphone sports a 5 inch display and runs on the Android operating system. It is available for purchase in the c...

22 October, 2014 |More »


Chinese handset maker Xiaomi may assemble products in India

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is contemplating manufacturing its handsets in India, according to a The Wall Street Journal report citing Manu Kumar Jain, general manager (GM) for India at Xiaomi. The company had made its debut in the Indian smartphone market in July this year with the launc...

22 October, 2014 |More »

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