Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-run telecom provider, has introduced data sharing special tariff vouchers (STV) in the south zone and it set to implement it on PAN India basis for prepaid mobile subscribers soon.
The scheme will enable subscribers to share mobile data among a group of prepaid subscribers. According to BSNL, prepaid customer can subscribe to a data pack and share it with four other prepaid subscribers.
Rs. 50 for 20GB 3G data plan is being subsidized by the GOVT of India. BSNL users just need to login into the BSNL self care portal, fill the form and that’s it the services will be activated. Also note that when you are filling the form you can provide details of the users with whom you would want to share the net connection – this is optional, i.e. if you want to share.
The procedure to subscribe to the new community data pack scheme and adding of the four accounts, with those the pack is to be shared with, can be done through the BSNL’s web portal: www.bsnlszprepaid.com. BSNL says that no charges will be levied for availing this facility.
Shravan (10 years, sixth Grade) and Sanjay Kumaran (12 years, eighth grade), two brothers from Chennai have created mobile phone applications that have witnessed over 10,000 downloads across the world already.
These brothers Shravan and Sanjay Kumaran have not yet completed school but they are already co-founders and President (Shravan)/CEO (Sanjay) of GoDimensions, a mobile applications firm.
The proud father of the wonder kids, Kumaran Surendran, 45, is a techie himself and the director of an IT firm. The boys got attracted to computers as Kumaran used to work from home. “Their curiosity for programming knew no bounds and I decided to channelise their interest. When I taught the elder one, he was barely seven years old and the younger one too joined in. Within three years, they mastered three languages – Cobol, Basic and Objective-C and started to create mobile applications,” the proud father said.
The duo has already designed four applications for the Apple store that have been downloaded in over 20 countries. According to their web site GoDimensions.com, they create applications ‘primarily in the area of education, games, lifestyle and convenience.’Some of their popular applications include Alphabets Board, Color Pallette and Catch Me Cop among others.
Google is phasing out a service that allows millions of people to personalize its home page with applications such as weather updates and stock quotes.
The customization service, known as iGoogle, will be turned off in November 2013. The mobile version of iGoogle will be discontinued at the end of this month.
Facebook has launched its App Centre to make it easier for members of the social network to find games and other programs.
It’s got more than 600 apps in tow, including big hitters like Pinterest, Draw Something, Nike+, Path, and Ghost Recon. Let’s take a look at how it all works.
First thing you should know is that App Center is not a Facebook marketplace akin to Google Play or Apple’s iTunes App Store. Rather, it’s a hub for discovering new and interesting apps based on your Facebook activity and your friends’ activity. In fact, whenever App Center recommends a mobile app, it actually links out to Google Play and iTunes so you can easily download it.