Saturday, January 17, 2015

TrueCaller: How does it work.?

Automatically Block Out Top Spammers or Harassing Numbers

Our Community is full of over 100 million Truecaller users ready and willing to help each other put an end to telemarketers and fraudulent calls. Our Community Block List is comprised of real-time reports of spam, fraud, and harassment calls. If a number is blocked and reported a certain number of times, it is automatically added to our Top Spammer List.


In addition to our Top Spammer List, we also provide a personal spam list that our users can modify on their own Truecaller app. If a Truecaller user in India blocks a number – that same number will be flagged as spam if a user in England gets a call from that specific number. If it gets flagged enough times by our users, it will end up on the Top Spammer List and automatically blocked for all 100 million users.

The best part? You can see how many other Truecaller users have blocked and reported that number!


Permission Based
Numbers are shown as ‘private’ by default (unless publicly available already on another source). There are 3 types of privacy settings all Truecaller users should pay attention to when they set up their Truecaller. This is ‘Who Can Get My Contact Details?’
  • All Truecaller Users: This is a great option for businesses and people who are open to networking. All Truecaller users are able to instantly receive your contact information you provide. You will receive a notification showing the name of the Truecaller user that has received your contact details, and their phone number. 
  • Friends of Friends: This option makes it easy for quick sharing of details amongst friends. Only friends of your friends can instantly receive your contact information that you provide. Other users not connected to your friends will need to be approved. You will receive a notification showing which friend of a friend (including their phone number) has received your contact detail.
  • Request Only: Every person must be approved by you in order to receive any of your contact information.

Please note that these privacy settings are in direct relations with Name Search. This is because Truecaller never shows a non-public number without your permission.
Choose Who Can Get Your Contact Details

Contact Requests work much like other types of requests, whereas the person on the other side of the request must accept before any contact information is exchanged. You cannot get a number from Truecaller without the owner of the number approving your request.

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Live Caller ID with Verified Badge

Contact requests help monitor who is trying to get in contact with you, and it is up to you to give access to your contact details, block, or take action and call the person.

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Contact Requests
Identify Who Is Verified
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Verified Badge
This is a crucial step in deciding who is on the other side of the phone. Truecaller offers a ‘verified badge,’ which means based on a Truecaller algorithm, increases likelihood of the true identity. The verification badge shows the number has been verified through a social media profile, and also through the Truecaller Community of over 100 million users.

Claim Your Phone Number Even with the latest technology and social media, our main source of communication that has been left unchanged for decades is the telephone number. We all have one. So why not personalize it?
Step 1: If you are a mobile phone user, simply download the Truecaller app for free from your app store and register your number. This way, anyone who might not have your number in their phone (old friends, new business opportunities, and colleagues) will be able to greet you, and not let your unknown number go to voice mail.
Step 2: Fill out your Truecaller number profile with different information options for what you want to display.

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New face of TrueCaller, More features more user friendly.

Replace Your Phonebook with the New Truecaller

The phonebook is a critical tool for billions of people who use it on a daily basis - but despite all of today’s advanced technology, little has been done to make the mobile experience more intelligent, relevant and personal.

Truecaller started off as an app to identify numbers and block unwanted calls, but we understand our users are not just using the app for those two actions: they are replacing their phonebooks with Truecaller. Many people do not bother saving phone numbers anymore, because they rely on the ability of Truecaller to find the right contact information, and identify the name behind a number, regardless of it being saved into their phone.

We’ve listened to how our users are using the service, and we wanted to redesign the app to provide easier discovery and simpler navigation, not to mention lighter memory consumption! The new Truecaller will completely transform your mobile phonebook experience with a smarter set of features that will improve your daily life. This has been a natural evolution in how people have been using the Truecaller app, and now, you have all the current information on people and businesses you need without ever having to leave the app.

As we announce accomplishing our 100 million user milestone today, we also release a newly designed Truecaller app for Android (other platform updates coming soon, don't worry!)
These are the new features in the new Truecaller:

Smarter Search and Discovery Now you can search within your contacts as well as names and numbers beyond your existing contacts with an extensive list of more than 1.5 billion contacts.
Easily Place Calls and Send Texts A new user interface makes staying connected easier than ever before. Just swipe left to text or swipe right to place a call on your contacts. This one-step process makes it so you can stay in touch faster and more conveniently.

Suggested Contacts Truecaller can now predict who you may want to reach and make relevant suggestions based on call history, time, or location. The more you use it, the smarter it gets!


Complete Contact Profiles Your phonebook will always be up to date with relevant information by adding social media profiles and photos, so you have all the contact information you need in one central place. You choose how you want to be displayed in your friend's Truecaller phonebook by updating your profile.


The next big revolution in communication technology is here. App: TrueCaller. Available on all platforms.

Ever wondered of a way to block all those unwanted silly spam calls.? or ever tried to get rid of an annoying caller who would call on odd times and ruin your entire day. No worries, as now the solution for this and plenty of other problems is just a app away. TrueCaller a beautiful, all in one, intuitive and user friendly app that handles them all. Available for almost all of mobile operating systems out there, from Android to Symbian the solution to all of  your call management and caller verification issues is now easily accessible to everyone. With its advance and distinctive features it has become one of the top Apps on iOS and Android platforms.

Download it today and the features will speak for themselves.

Download links: 

 iOS: iOS App store Download Link   Android: Android Play Store Download Link

 Symbian: Symbian Download link    Blackberry: Blackberry App World Download Link



Truecaller delivers an experience that goes beyond the limitations of today’s phonebook apps so that people always have access to the right information, people and businesses they need.
It lets you search for contact information (based on name or number), identify incoming calls, block calls you don’t want to receive, and make personal contact suggestions based on time and place – so you never have to leave the service to find the right contact.


Search beyond your contact list


Search within your contacts like a normal phonebook, but also search for numbers and names beyond your existing contacts with our extensive search of more than 1 billion matches. Truecaller also makes smart and relevant suggestions on who you should contact based on time and place.

Live Caller ID

See Who's calling

Help guard your most personal accessory, your mobile phone, by instantly knowing who is calling before you pick up. Truecaller gives you the knowledge of who is trying to get in touch with you even if the number is landline, mobile or pre-paid.


Block calls you don’t want to receive

Truecaller gives you immediate access to an expansive list of top spammers, allowing you to quickly block calls from all numbers reported as spam. Truecaller users work hard to contribute information and report spammers in order to make the entire Truecaller community smarter!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Samsung shows off 'unbreakable' phone which rolls up like paper

The screen uses the same OLED - organic LED - technology as many current smartphones, but encased in plastic instead of glass.

Samsung wowed an audience in Las Vegas this week with a working mobile phone screen which can be rolled and unrolled like a sheet of paper.

The screen kept working as it was rolled and unrolled - showing off that it is far more flexible than previous 'bendable' screens.

The screen uses the same OLED - organic LED - technology as many current smartphones, but encased in plastic instead of glass.

The prototype device is built to be "virtually unbreakable", Samsung claims.

The device was shown off by Brian Berkeley, senior vice-president of Samsung Display, at a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“Our team was able to make a high resolution display on extremely thin plastic instead of glass, so it won’t break even if it’s dropped,” said Berkeley.

“This new form factor will really begin to change how people interact with their devices, opening up new lifestyle possibilities.”
The new display is called “Youm."

Berkeley also showed off a smartphone prototype equipped with a curved edge, which works almost like a 'second screen' around the edge of the device.

The Korean technology company remained quiet on when flexible phones might go on sale

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CES 2013: 10 Products You Don't Want To Miss

1. HP Envy IPS Monitor

Hewlett-Packard will be MIA on the CES show floor, but the PC maker did make an appearance at Pepcom's Digital Experience event to flaunt some of  its latest and greatest.

One piece of eye candy in HP's lineup was the new Envy 27-inch IPS Monitor, a display claimed by the company to be the "world's first" with integrated Beats by Dr. Dre speakers. The built-in speakers are tilted at a slight upward angle, a design detail HP said delivers top-notch frequencies and a booming bass.
The "IPS" tag in the display's name stands for "In-Plane Switching" technology, which lets the monitor be tilted horizontally or vertically at a 178-degree angle. HP's new Envy IPS, which will starting shipping Feb. 3 for $500, is also complete with edge-to-edge glass, and a thin, 0.5-inch frame.

2. Samsung Series 7 Chronos Laptop

Samsung seriously set up shop at Monday's Pepcom event, showcasing three tables' worth of new products, including its new Series 7 Chronos notebook.

Aimed largely at enterprise users, the new Series 7 Chronos is a touch-enabled notebook, equipped with Windows 8 and a full 1,920 x 1,080 HD display. It packs an Intel quad-core processor, up to 16 GB of memory, and up to 1 TB of storage.

Business-specific features include RAMaccelerator, a new software solution Samsung said provides up to a 150 percent increase in Web browsing and runtime speeds, along with an impressive 11.5-hour battery life, ideal for those longer-than-expected work days. Pricing and availability details for the new Series 7 Chronos are still under wraps.

3. Acer Iconia B1

Surprisingly, Acer was one the few Pepcom-goers to tout a stand-alone tablet, showcasing its new entry-level Iconia B1.

With a compact, 7-inch screen, the Iconia B1 can be used easily with one hand, allowing users to comfortably peruse its Andriod Jelly Bean 4.1 OS. Under the hood is a Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 8 GB of internal memory, with USB 2.0 and micro-USB ports also intact. The Iconia B1 touts a unique design composed of triangular corners and bright blue accents.

Acer's latest tablet is also pretty svelte, weighing just 0.7 pounds and measuring 0.4 inches thick. No official word on pricing or availability yet, but Acer did tease that the Iconia B1 would boast a price tag of $150 or less.

 4. Sony Xperia Z

Slated to launch globally sometime during the first quarter, the new Xperia Z is fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, includes a 13-megapixel camera, and supports the latest 4G LTE networks. According to Sony, it has "all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone.

5. Samsung F8000 Smart TV

Soon to be available in display sizes up to 75 inches, Samsung's new F8000 is an LED Smart TV that provides a Full HD resolution, along with support for 3-D use. It's said by Samsung to be one of the world's first LED TVs with a quad-core processor, a distinction that lets the F8000 provide faster Web browsing and app-to-app toggling than its competitors

6. Asus Qube

Asus has cooked up a slick way to make your dumb TV smart. The Qube is a set-top box that effectively turns the connected tv into a Google TV. That gives users access to more than 100,000 shows on Amazon, Google Play, Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go and others. The Qube comes with a QWERTY remote that will also accept gesture and voice commands.  

7. Asus Transformer All-in-One

This is a huge leap for Asus's Transformer line of computers. This all-in-one has an 18.4-inch 1,080p IPS display and a huge trick up its sleeve. The monitor detaches, effectively becoming a monstrous slate equipped with its own battery, a Tegra 3 processor and Android Jelly Bean. When docked, it gains access to the Core i5 (or i7) processor in the dock and utilizes Windows 8. Even better, using Splashtop software, the tablet can still use Windows 8 when in Wi-Fi range of the dock itself. Prices will start at $1,299

8. Synaptics ThinTouch 

Synaptics has been working on the ThinTouch keyboard for quite some time now, but going hands-on with it was a treat. The new keyboard, destined for laptops, is even thinner than that of the MacBook Air. Synaptics achieves this through a rather ingenuous mechanical move. Think of tapping a key on your keyboard, it moves straight down. That's the travel of your key. The ThinTouch travels diagonally, shaving the distance it must travel and resulting in a thinner keyboard.

9. Toshiba Mini 3D Sound Bar

Toshiba has had a quality line of audio products for some years now. It's now expanding the line downward with Mini 3D Sound Bar. This Bluetooth speaker looks to compete with products such as the Jawbone Jambox and other popular and diminutive speakers. One way it will compete is with connectivity. Toshiba's offering has analog and digital inputs alongside the Bluetooth option. In a pleasant surprise, the speaker slots in at $179, $20 below Jawbone's category-leading option

 10. HP U160

 Despite the utterly lame name, the U160 will act as a practical and portable solution for those looking for a dual-monitor solution on the go. The U160 is a USB-powered, 15.6-inch monitor. The resolution is nothing to write home about at 1,366 x 768, but for the purpose of a second monitor, it would get the job done. Conveniently, the device has a folding solution that is reminiscent of an iPad Smart Cover. The U160 will launch this month at the rather attractive price of $179.

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Meet the Most Expensive Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Not every Bluetooth speaker is pint-size. Polk Audio's gorgeous Woodbourne features a mahogany wood veneer top and supports both Bluetooth and AirPlay. It will set you back quite at bit at $600, so looks this good don't come cheap.

Google Nexus 10 Review

Enter the Google Nexus 10 - the Android tablet to rule them all. A brand new chipset and a Retina-killer of a screen are a great start, while the most feature-rich operating system on the market should help seal the deal. Not to mention that the Nexus 10 helps you save a pretty penny, undercutting the main rival by a good 20%.

Key features

  • 10.1" 16M-color Super PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen of WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels), 300ppi density
  • Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Exynos 5250 chipset: dual-core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor, Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 16/32 GB of built-in memory
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 1.9 MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Front-mounted stereo speakers
  • Standard USB port
  • microHDMI port
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • GPS with A-GPS support; GLONASS support; digital compass
  • NFC and Android Beam support
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, barometer
  • 9000 mAh Li-Po battery
  • Multi-user access
  • Attractively priced

Main disadvantages

  • Non-expandable memory
  • No USB host (can be enabled with an app though)
  • No mobile data-enabled version
  • Poor video-codec support out of the box
Apple would go on and on about all those Retina-optimized tablet-friendly apps, but numbers can be deceptive. It looks nearly impossible for any slate on the market to match the functionality the Nexus 10 is offering right out of the box.

Source: @GsmArena