Apps

  • Researchers exploit OS weakness to hack into Gmail with 92 per cent success rate 22 hours 32 minutes ago

    Washington: A team of US engineers has developed a method that allows them to successfully hack into apps including Gmail up to 92 per cent of the time. They have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal...
  • Facebook Messenger downloaded over 500 million times on Android devices: Report 3 days ago

    New York: Although it initially faced backlash by people, the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, reports Google Play Store. The Messenger app earlier received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download...
  • Kuddle: A new Instagram-like photo sharing app launched for children 3 days ago

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have one million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Kuddle, which raised $2 million in funding...
  • Snapchat Discovery: Snapchat's new service will let users read publications, watch video clips; may come in November 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The California-based company is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery,...
  • Review: Unlike the new Foursquare app, Swarm feels like a clumsy afterthought 1 week ago

    New York: A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favourite "check-in" app was reinventing itself. The service has split into two and got rid of quirky features such as naming a mayor for each venue. Foursquare began five years ago as a tool for letting people...
  • Google buys social travel app maker JetPac 1 week ago

    Google is buying JetPac, the startup that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday, without providing details. "We'll be removing Jetpac's apps from the App Store in the coming days, and ending support for them on 9/15," stated a posting on JetPac's homepage. San Francisco-based JetPac has created a...
  • New health apps, games reward patients who take their medicines 1 week ago

    San Francisco: A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars. Jason Oberfest began thinking about applying game design tricks to complex medical problems in...
  • Facebook's Messenger app gets poor reviews from users August 15, 2014

    New York: The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages. The Messenger app has received nearly 50,000 reviews with a rating of one star across all...
  • Yahoo bolsters local search with Zofari recommendation app August 13, 2014

    New York: Yahoo said Tuesday it was bolstering its local search capabilities by absorbing the team from the smartphone recommendation app Zofari. "Zofari and Yahoo share a common goal to make the world an easier place to explore for as many people as possible," California-based Yahoo said in an email. "We're thrilled...
  • Timeful: A free app that uses artificial intelligence to get your tasks done August 13, 2014

    Toronto: Too many things to do and not enough time to do them? New apps are designed to act as personal time assistants to get tasks done and improve productivity. Timeful, a free iPhone app available in the United States and Canada, uses artificial intelligence to schedule tasks in users' calendars...
  • Facebook's messenger app and privacy: 5 things you must know August 12, 2014

    New York: Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the social network recently because...
  • A new app that can help parents keep track of their kids at day care August 11, 2014

    London: Parents who send their kids to day care centres often worry about their well-being. They need not any more. A Finland-based company has now developed an app that allows parents to be in constant touch with the care providers. Developed by While On The Move, the "Daisy" software of the company...
  • Official 'Sherlock' app gives you a chance to solve crimes with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sherlock Holmes has a message for you. He wants you to help him solve his latest case. Using your mobile phone, you must navigate the streets of virtual London discovering clues, solving puzzles and piecing together the case. Too good to be true? Now you can be a part...
  • Snipp3t: Microsoft's new app lets you keep track of your favourite celebrities August 11, 2014

    New York: If you cannot get enough of what your favourite celebrities are up to, Microsoft has a new app for you. The "Snipp3t" lets you subscribe to celebrities and get personalised headlines, social media feeds and news about what the celebrity is up to. "Tap on a celebrity to view their...
  • 5 tips that can help you take a better selfie August 11, 2014

    Ever wondered why your friends' selfies appear to be better than the selfies you take? Here is a solution for you. The infographic below details a spate of tips and tricks that can help you take a better selfie. ...
  • Here's how you can use WhatsApp to help catch corrupt policemen August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The next time a police officer seeks a bribe or harasses you, don't feel frustrated. Help is at hand, literally in the form of your smartphone equipped with chat application Whatsapp. Apart from calling and registering a complaint, a recorded audio or video clip can be sent to the...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women's safety August 10, 2014

    Kanpur: Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here today. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women safety August 10, 2014

    Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here on Saturday. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • Facebook Messenger app's terms of service may scare you, but is nothing new August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook is cajoling its users to install its new Messenger app and soon the company intends to leave users with no option but install the app if they want to continue to use the feature on their smartphones. Amidst this, a months old post from Huffington Post is...
  • A new app alerts people to avoid unsafe areas, provides safe walking directions August 9, 2014

    New York: A new app is here that alerts users to avoid "sketchy" areas and provides safe walking directions in the neighbourhood. The app has also invited some sharp reactions from people who think it will fuel racism. Launching it on the iTunes app store for New York City users, the app...
  • China to block Line, Kakao and other messaging apps as an anti-terror measure August 7, 2014

    Seoul: China has confirmed its decision to block popular foreign messaging services like Kakao and Line as an anti-terrorist measure, South Korean authorities said Thursday. The messaging apps have been disrupted since July 1, triggering queries from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning in Seoul. KakaoTalk is operated by South...
  • Facebook launches Mentions app for celebrities in India; makes it easy for public figures to interact with fans August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook's Mentions app that made its debut last month is now available in India and over 40 other countries around the world. The Mentions app has been designed for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages. It makes it easy for public figures...
  • Foursquare kills check-in, launches revamped app August 7, 2014

    Washington: The location-based social network Foursquare unveiled its new local search and recommendation service Wednesday after splitting off its app enabling friends to keep track of each other. The "all-new Foursquare" debuts as a personalised tool that learns about users' tastes and interests through their smartphone habits. The new app now...
  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...
  • Ooloo tries to be different from Siri, Google Now, gets real humans to answer your queries August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are tired of explaining to voice-based search apps what you are searching for, then here is a solution for you. A new human-powered search solution - Ooloo - has made its way to both Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. Unlike popular virtual assistants like...
  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone August 1, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows Phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services...
  • Facebook launches Internet.org app to let users access basic Internet services for free July 31, 2014

    New York: Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free....
  • Vinod Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring the doctor to the patient - digitally July 31, 2014

    San Francisco: HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally? On Wednesday, the Palo Alto-based startup, which is backed by investor Vinod Khosla, introduced a virtual-consult service called HealthTap Prime. Consumers can...
  • Microsoft to roll out Cortana, its Siri competitor, for users in India July 31, 2014

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the UK. The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognising app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that...
  • BJP to launch multimedia messaging service like WhatsApp for local body elections July 31, 2014

    The BJP plans to launch a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp before the scheduled local body elections. "We are developing a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp to be called Bhajapa Samvad Setu," a senior office bearer of the BJP's state level information technology cell said...