ANDROID APP

  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • BlackBerry users can now use Android apps February 20, 2015

    Toronto: BlackBerry rolled out a major software update on Thursday, allowing users of its entire suite of BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Z10, Q10 and Z30 to access Android applications, and a host of other features, including Blend. The company said the BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 gives users the ability...
  • A new app that forecasts air pollution in Delhi, Pune February 18, 2015

    Pune: India's earth sciences ministry has launched the country's first air quality mobile application to provide the forecast for air quality and corresponding health advisories in real time. The service is presently for Delhi and Pune. Available on Android at present, SAFAR-AIR will provide current and one to three day forecast...
  • An app that helps women tackle abusive behaviour in relationships February 16, 2015

    Melbourne: A mobile phone app has been created to help young women understand the signs of controlling and abusive behaviour in relationships. The iMatter app is designed to teach women about intimate partner violence and build resilience, ABC Online reported. Users can share the content and use the app as a personal...
  • Microsoft gives away Word, Excel, PowerPoint apps for free for Android tablets January 29, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software. It also released an app for its popular Outlook email program to run on Apple's...
  • Google lists over a 100 'must-have' Android apps December 31, 2014

    After releasing a list of the best Android apps of 2014 early this month, Google has now published another list of apps that it thinks you must have on your Android devices. The list on the Google Play Store features 122 apps when accessed from India. It includes popular apps...
  • Google releases list of 68 best Android apps of 2014; 61 free, 7 paid December 2, 2014

    With the year-end approaching, Google has published a list of the best Android apps of 2014 available on the Play Store. The list includes total of 68 apps - with 61 of them free and 7 paid. Popular apps including Swiftkey Keyboard, IFTTT, Groupon, CNN, Bitmoji, and Google Fit feature...
  • IRCTC Connect: IRCTC finally launches its ticketing app for Android October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: It took a long time coming and the official IRCTC Android app is finally available for download on Google Play. Unlike most other popular service providers, IRCTC bypassed the more popular Android and iOS platforms and instead launched its mobile apps first for Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10...
  • PoochO users claim app to locate, hire autorickshaws in Delhi faulty July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An application to hire autorickshaws in Delhi which was launched this month with much fanfare has been downloaded on over 10,000 smartphones so far, but most users complain that the contact numbers of drivers provided were incorrect. "I downloaded this app ('PoochO') after I read about it in the...
  • An Android app that turns your phone into a mosquito repellent July 25, 2014

    Washington: Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite. Called "Mosquito Repellent", it will repel mosquitoes by emitting high frequency sounds that mosquitoes hate. You can also track the amount of bugs in your area and view maps where they...
  • Facetune image retouching app now available on Android July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Facetune, a popular image editing app on iOS is now available for Android users. Lightricks, the company behind the app, says that the app "allows users to achieve the most professionallooking results without complicated or expensive software." The Facetune app is available on Google Play for Rs 190. The app...
  • Members of 'piracy groups' SnappzMarket, Appbucket, Applanet accused of pirating Android apps July 22, 2014

    San Francisco: US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Androidpowered mobile devices. Criminal charges were levelled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. "Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "PoochO", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated MultiModel Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "PoochO", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • BlackBerry to offer 2,40,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store for BB10 devices June 19, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumerfocused apps to its devices,...
  • Nokia partners with Airtel to offer free download of Android apps on Nokia XL June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Nokia said it has partnered with Airtel to offer six months of free download of Android applications on its newly launched Nokia XL phone. "To help our consumers experience these apps, we are offering free downloads on Airtel from the Nokia Store and several popular thirdparty apps stores," Nokia India...
  • Gossip app Secret now available for Android, lets you anonymously share texts, images with other users May 22, 2014

    London: Now chat with your girlfriend and the world won't come to know. Billed as "Twitter without usernames", the anonymous messaging app called 'Secret' is now available to users worldwide on Android phones. The app lets users share short text and image posts to friends completely anonymously, its developers announced. Your secrets...
  • Election Watch Reporter app for Android lets citizens report election violations April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to clean up the election campaigns in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch have released an app named "Election Watch Reporter". The primary objective here is to help citizens report violations of model code of conduct. To use...
  • LS polls: Android app launched to report model code violations March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: During elections it has been witnessed that candidates use illegal means to lure voters. But the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch has now launched an Android app, which could help keep a check on that ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. With the 'election...
  • Amazon adds India to its Android app October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Amazon.in announced the availability of its app for Android users in India. In other words, the company has now added India to its Android app. Customers already using Android app for any of the international Amazon stores can simply switch the country to India and shop on Amazon.in. The...
  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...
  • Indian school kids to design Android apps August 25, 2013

    Bangalore: School students in the age group of 10-13 years will design mobile applications on Android platform in a countrywide contest. "Students from schools across the country will participate in the first all-India Android mobile applications (app) design competition," Global Discovery Academy's chief product officer Vipul Redey said here Saturday. "The contest...
  • Baby Blossoms: A new baby care Android app built by Indian developers June 21, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Keralaheadquartered Mind Media Innovations has developed a new smartphone app on baby care to help young parents with baby rearing tips. The app 'Baby Blossoms' has been developed for Android platform. It keeps parents informed about nearby baby shops and hospitals, and even gives a list of names with...
  • Amazon launches Android app store in China May 6, 2013

    Shanghai: Amazon.com Inc launched an Android application store that offers paid apps in China, beating Google Inc, as the online retailer seeks to increase the amount of digital content it offers in the world's largest mobile phone market. Amazon, which opened its Kindle ebook store in China in December, launched its...
  • Fake Android app 'Superclean' infects your device February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Computer and internet security agencies in the country have detected a notorious 'Android' application which illegally enters smartphones and compromises their security by sending SMSes to unknown contacts. The malware application has been identified as "Superclean or DroidCleaner" by India's premier computer security agency Computer Emergency Response...
  • Facebook for Android update brings voice messages January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Following the big announcement of Facebook Graph, which lets you search within Facebook, Facebook has updated its Android app. While the image browsing feature has been tweaked to make it better, the update also brings two new features. The following are the revamped and newly added features: Open and...
  • Now, a smartphonecontrolled toilet launched; features handsfree flushing, speakers and more December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The technology has gone too far that today users can conveniently control their TVs, music systems and many other devices with a smartphone. And now you can add one more thing toilet to the list of devices controlled using a smartphone, thanks to Japanese technology. Lixil, a...
  • Facebook to add Share feature to iOS, Android apps November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: With the iOS and Android versions of Facebook, one could practically do as much as its desktop counterpart. In a bid to improve the mobile versions of the social networking service, Facebook has informed TechCrunch that the 'Share' button will be rolled out to the mobile site, and...
  • 25 per cent of Android apps in Google Play are suspicious November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: According to a new research report, more than 100,000 Android apps available on Google Play are suspicious. Bit9 has released a report summarising an analysis of more than 4,00,000 Android apps available on Google Play. The report has been prepared after looking at the permissions, categories, publishers, ratings...
  • Now, you can run Android apps on Windows September 29, 2012

    Houston: Soon many of you will have a chance to add applications from the most popular mobile operating system, Android, to the most popular desktop system, Windows and enjoy technological marvel, thanks to the Chipmaker AMD and Bluestacks. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and BlueStacks have teamed up to let consumers...
  • Android application on Sourav Ganguly April 2, 2012

    Kolkata: In a first of its kind, a mobile application has been launched on former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, something that will help the Pune Warriors mentorcumcoach's fans worldwide stay updated about the upcoming IPL T20. "The mobile application is the first of its kind for any...