Mobile 

DoT to launch tracking system for lost mobile phones

The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) is planning to launch a tech solution to track down stolen mobile phones and discourage counterfeiting and theft of such devices. As per reports, the system can be used even if the SIM card is removed or if the IMEI number is changed.  This project “Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR)” is expected to roll out in August. The technology applicable for the same has already been created. If a phone is stolen, a complaint can be lodged with the police by the consumer…

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Mobile 

Yogi Adityanath Bans Mobile Phones In Cabinet Meetings

LUCKNOW:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has banned the use of mobile phones during his official meetings, including at cabinet meetings. “The Chief Minister wants all ministers should focus on issues that are discussed in the cabinet meetings. They should not get distracted by their mobile phones. Some ministers have been busy reading messages on WhatsApp during the meetings,” said a senior official in the chief minister’s secretariat. The decision has also been taken keeping in view hacking and electronic espionage threats. The ministers were, earlier, allowed to bring…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy J4+ and J6+ are the latest phones getting Android Pie update

Samsung recently rolled out the Android Pie update for the Galaxy J8 in India, and now, this South Korean tech giant is seeding this latest version of Android for two more smartphones – Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. The update weighs more than 1GB in size and carries security patch that’s dated April 1, 2019. It also comes with One UI which is the latest iteration of Samsung’s custom Android skin. That said, unlike previous rollouts, Samsung has this time released Android Pie in multiple markets. The Galaxy J4+ is receiving it in Ukraine, Thailand,…

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Mobile phone recycling 

Recycling Mobile Phones May Save Gorillas

A small act can create a huge impact. In this case, holding on to old cellphones can create a massive impact on an endangered gorilla population, a new study asserts. The study, “Recycling 115,369 mobile phones for gorilla conservation over a six-year period (2009-2014) at Zoos Victoria: A case study of ‘points of influence’ and mobile phone donations,” was authored by researchers and staff from the University of South Australia and Zoos Victoria and was published by PLOS ONE in early December. According to the study, “Annual sales of mobile phones and…

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Mobile 

HTC is not leaving the mobile business, plans new phones for next year

You’ve not seen the last of HTC yet – the company plans to introduce one new device before the end of the year and to continue innovating in 2019. The company plans to integrate AI, blockchain and 5G technologies to strengthen its mobile portfolio. But that’s for next year, this year (near the end of December) we’ll see a 6GB/128GB version of the HTC U12 life. The phone is currently only available in a 4/64GB configuration. It does support microSD expansion, but it has a hybrid slot, which doesn’t work…

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