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BlackBerry takes its device management platform BES12 to the cloud

Mar 02, 2015 at 15:41 | Source: FirstPost

BlackBerry has announced BES12 Cloud -- a cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution that will offer easy management of iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablets, as well as Samsung KNOX and Android for Work smartpho...

Terminally ill Chilean girl makes video appeal to president to end her life

Mar 02, 2015 at 14:31 | Source: FirstPost

Santiago, Chile: Chile's President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday visited a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who made a heart-wrenching video appeal to be allowed to end her life.Valentina Maureira had addressed Bachelet personally in t...

Global education sector tech spending to exceed $67.8 bn in 2015: Gartner

Mar 02, 2015 at 10:17 | Source: FirstPost

Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from ...

HTC reveals virtual reality headset with Valve at MWC

Mar 02, 2015 at 04:12 | Source: BBC

HTC is to release a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with Valve, a leading PC video games publisher. The HTC Vive will be paired with wireless controllers and tracking technology to let wearers explore computer-generated environments by wa...

Samsung S6 Edge with curved screen unveiled at MWC

Mar 02, 2015 at 04:12 | Source: BBC

Samsung will sell two versions of its next flagship phone, one of which has a screen that curves round its sides. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the feature to provide a quick way to stay in touch with select contacts, and to alert owners to important infor...

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

Mar 01, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.Designed from s...

MWC 2015: Are tablets falling out of favour?

Mar 01, 2015 at 20:17 | Source: BBC

Not long ago, we were assured the iPad and its ilk were destined to dominate our everyday lives. Tablets will rule the future, one analyst said three years ago, forecasting sales would swell to 375 million in 2016. Nobody is that bullish anymore. The...

China's Huawei enters smartwatch frenzy with round-face models

Mar 01, 2015 at 20:15 | Source: FirstPost

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei on Sunday launched its first smartwatch, a round-faced device that works with Android phones, joining a crowded market weeks before the introduction of the highly anticipated Apple Watch.At...

Going to the game? Pack earplugs and lose the vuvuzela, WHO says

Feb 28, 2015 at 01:16 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA (Reuters) - Sports fans risk having their hearing ruined by vuvuzela trumpets and deliberate attempts to increase stadium noise and they need to start seeing earplugs as something cool, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Shelly Chad...

Technology-enabled traveller-centric Railway Budget: Ashok Chandak, IESA

Feb 26, 2015 at 16:47 | Source: FirstPost

By Ashok ChandakIndia Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) welcomes the Indian Railway Budget 2015. IESA has always envisioned electronics to transform India as a nation, however, Railway Budget 2015 has made it evident with electronics f...

SMS alerts, free WiFi and more: Suresh Prabhu presents tech friendly Rail Budget 2015

Feb 26, 2015 at 16:21 | Source: FirstPost

Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today presented a slew of measures that introduced mobile friendly facilities for passengers. Chief among these is a proposal to offer SMS alert services to inform passengers of delay and departure timings for t...

Mobile alerts, free WiFi and more: Suresh Prabhu presents tech friendly Rail Budget 2015

Feb 26, 2015 at 13:31 | Source: FirstPost

Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today presented a slew of measures that introduced mobile friendly facilities for passengers. Chief among these is a proposal to offer SMS alert services to inform passengers of delay and departure timings for t...

BlackBerry working with Google to secure 'Android for Work'

Feb 26, 2015 at 11:48 | Source: FirstPost

BlackBerry is working with Google to enable BES12 -- a cross-platform EMM solution to manage devices equipped with Android for Work. The move builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics.Backed by BES12, Google's Android for Wor...

Timely and massive evacuation saved lives during Cyclone Hudhud: UN

Feb 26, 2015 at 10:45 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: A UN report says timely and massive evacuation saved lives during Cyclone Hudhud that slammed coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha last October, leaving only 41 dead in a disaster of that magnitude.Overall, major disasters last year cost...

Pebble crowdfunds new smart watch

Feb 25, 2015 at 11:07 | Source: BBC

Pebble is returning to crowdfunding website Kickstarter to build its second smartwatch, Pebble Time. The new device will have a colour e-paper display and up to seven days battery life, the firm claimed. It will also have a microphone enabling users ...

Budget 2015: Heres what IT industry wants from you, Mr. Jaitley

Feb 24, 2015 at 17:54 | Source: FirstPost

The Modi-led Government will present its first full Union Budget on February 28. With the promise that the new government would put technology in the forefront, the Indian IT industry has pinned hopes on the Modi government to push reforms and polici...

Are US spy agencies monitoring all mobile phone calls in India?

Feb 20, 2015 at 22:52 | Source: FirstPost

The Intercept, a publication that provides a platform to report on the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has just published a piece earlier today on how US and British spies hacked into the internal network of Gemalto, one of the l...

Mobiliya intros custom Android ROM 'KratOS' with enhanced security

Feb 20, 2015 at 17:55 | Source: FirstPost

Mobiliya, a mobile solutions company, has launched Mobiliya KratOS -- a custom read-only memory (ROM) based on Android for differentiated devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart glasses and ruggedized devices. Built on top of Android and enhanced...

Enterprise Mobility value lies in data, not device alone

Feb 20, 2015 at 11:53 | Source: FirstPost

Times have changed, and so has how we use smartphones. From their earlier simplistic use of fetching email and contacts, smartphones are now the powerhouse for consumers and business users who use mobile gadgets for accessing applications and surf th...

After court bans taxi services, Uber resurfaces in Spain with home food deliveries

Feb 20, 2015 at 10:53 | Source: FirstPost

Barcelona:US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain on Fridayas a home food delivery network after a court banned it from operating its taxi service following complaints from professional drivers.It was the first launch outside the US of Uber's...

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