A mobile phone could save you in more ways than one

The merits of a mobile phone are known to many. But here are some examples of how it can be useful in situations we didn’t know existed.

Steve Avery of the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer, might finally get a reprieve. The 53-year old Avery is serving a life sentence without a parole for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.… Continue reading

Compulsory GPS on phones: Prone to misuse

Come January 2017, a panic button would feature in every new mobile phone to ensure women’s safety. And come January 2018, the central government plans to make a built-in global positioning system (GPS) compulsory in every phone.

Installing GPS in the feature phones would increase their cost by as much as Rs 400, which is a matter of grave concern for the handset manufacturers.… Continue reading

Users hold onto their mobile phones longer  

The ubiquitous mobile phones are not just toys for boys. Both the sexes love it, including senior citizens. Most users upgrade to the newer, better model as soon as possible. For an American, it usually meant a wait of two years that their providers’ contract lasted. But a recent study by Citibank has reported that an average American is now taking 29 months to upgrade his mobile phone.… Continue reading

Unified Payment Interface: Your mobile is your debit card

Recently, the RBI introduced a Unified Payment Interface (UPI) that is expected to make even micropayments cashless. Developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the Indian organisation for retail payments, UPI is predicted to make digital payments both quicker and easier. Whenever a mobile helps in making life easier, I am pleased.… Continue reading