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Full mobile number portability in six months

NEW DELHI:  Mobile users will soon be able to retain their phone numbers while shifting to another operator in another part of the country. On Wednesday, the telecom regulator said that full mobile number portability should be available within the next six months. Under the existing policy, number portability is permitted only within a circle. For example, an Airtel user in Delhi can retain his mobile numbe ...

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Now, Hyderabad gets IT investment boon

New Delhi: Despite heavy concentration of Central projects in Hyderabad and amidst protests over proposed division of Andhra Pradesh, the Centre on Friday decided to set up an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) near the city. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved ITIR near Hyderabad subject to certain conditions. The Ministry of Roa ...

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Email, SMS stealing virus targeting Android users in India

NEW DELHI: A potentially damaging virus, which steals SMSes and personal details of an Android-enabled gadget-user, has been detected in Indian cyberspace and internet security sleuths have asked mobile phone and tablet users to exercise caution while operating. The malware is affecting all the versions ofAndroid prior to version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). "It has been observed that a critical vulnerability exists ...

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‘Cheaper’ iPhone 5C may cost Rs 40,000 in India

NEW DELHI: A few months ago when phone analysts started talking about a 'cheap iPhone', there was an indication that Apple would finally launch an affordable iPhone for price-sensitive markets in countries like China and India. Apple did launch a 'cheaper' phone on Tuesday night. But this cheaper phone, called iPhone 5C, is hardly affordable. The basic model of iPhone 5C, which has hardware similar to iPhon ...

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PM to oppose US Immigration Bill penalising Indian IT firms

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will strongly oppose the US Immigration Bill that could lead to imposition of heavy penalties on Indian IT companies operating in the country. He will take up the issue during his meeting with US President Barack Obama later this month. The Prime Minister may also assure the US on a possible opening up of the e-retail sector for foreign direct investment (FDI) and pu ...

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Teachers learning IT skills to tackle gizmo-freak students

New Delhi: Gone are the days when students used to solely rely on their teachers for information. Now, teachers are working hard to brush their information and communication skills to address queries of students who are gizmo-freaks. Teachers in both public and private schools are learning to use information technology tools in education. According to teachers, the IT skills have helped them in making their ...

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Facebook to pay over Rs 8 lakh to Indian engineering graduate for finding critical bug

NEW DELHI: Arul Kumar, a 21-year-old engineering graduate, has netted a $12,500 bounty from Facebook after he found a critical bug that allowed anyone to delete any photo hosted on the social networking website. At the current rate of dollar, the bounty which Arul will get this month, is worth around Rs 8,25,000.This is the second time Arul has won a bounty from Facebook. Around a month ago, he discovered a ...

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Free messaging apps unsafe, claim hackers

NEW DELHI: The free text messaging app on your phone can be used to steal your personal information. Sounding this warning, hackers and cyber security professionals have claimed that internet companies can access a mobile user's chat logs and phone data, including location, contacts, mail and much more, through some of these free texting apps. To prove their point, a team of young hackers demonstrated on Su ...

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Samsung goes Regional for Indian Market ? lauches UI and Apps for 9 Indian Languages

NEW DELHI: Samsung Electronics has launched user interface in nine Indian languages for smartphone and tablet users. The languages are Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati. The app will be supported on Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Tab 3. Very soon, Samsung plans to enhance the availability of regional languages content along with increase in the number of languages ...

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NIC, NASSCOM invite developers to develop apps

NEW DELHI: The National Informatics Centre (NIC), in association with NASSCOM has organized a conference on "#OpenDataApps for Innovation in Governance", to boost innovation through Open Government Data and engage start-up & developer community to build an open data ecosystem. The Government of India, under the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), is in the process of proactively rele ...

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