APPS

  • Microsoft finally brings touch-friendly Office apps to Windows phones 17 hours 50 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps...
  • WhatsApp for Android gets a new look: 5 design changes in the restyled app Yesterday

    New Delhi: The WhatsApp for Android app has got a new design. While the redesigned app is not yet available to download from the Google Play store, you can get an early look at it by downloading the latest build (Version 2.12.41) of the app from the company's official site....
  • Apple Watch to include Line messaging app Yesterday

    Tokyo: Apple's highly anticipated smartwatch will feature a Line Messaging application, the system used on the iPhone, enabling the watch to receive new messages and reply with "stickers" and "emoticons", Line's spokesperson in Japan confirmed to Efe news agency on Thursday. The new Apple Watch, set to hit stores on April...
  • Did WhatsApp introduce a blink-and-you-miss-it feature? 2 days ago

    The WhatsApp Android has just received a makeover that is congruent with Google's material design principles.The new WhatsApp for Android is currently available on the official WhatsApp website and is expected to roll out via Google Play soon.While much of the new features that the latest build of WhatsApp for...
  • Meerkat, Twitter's Periscope rival, announces beta release of Android app 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Live-streaming app Meerkat has announced its plans to launch the app for Android. The Android app will initially be available to select users in beta phase before the company rolls it out to all. "We're opening up Meerkat for Android to external beta testers! Sign up," announced the...
  • Yahoo all set to launch its first mobile messaging app; likely to take on Skype, Snapchat, Meerkat 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Under the leadership of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo is set to unveil its first major consumer product which is said to be a messaging app that would combine live videos and text. The app will pull elements from apps like Meerkat, YouNow, Skype, and Snapchat. A report on The...
  • Google rolls out Android for Work app 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring in more security to work data and allowing the flexibility to get work done on Android devices, Google has finally rolled out its Android for Work app providing users with the option to separate office data from personal data on their devices. The...
  • Google's new handwriting input tool lets you draw emojis, text on Android devices 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has extended its handwriting input tool to Android apps and users with the 4.0.3 version of the Android software will now be able to put text into any app by writing onto the device screens. The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 distinct scripts and the interesting...
  • Facebook tests new Messenger app feature that brings back 'away' status messages 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook has brought a new feature to its Messenger service for mobile that brings back the 'away' status option to let your friends know what were you doing when you were away from the device for a while. The feature, is a kind of away message that a user...
  • WhatsApp for Android gets a new design, and here's how you can get it 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is on an update spree. After introducing the much-awaited voice calling feature, WhatsApp has now revamped the app for Android with a new design. The latest WhatsApp build (Version 2.12.41) that brings with it a new layout design and fresh icons, among other...
  • Google's new program will develop family-friendly apps 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Google Play has introduced a new program for developers to design apps which are family-friendly. The 'Designed for Families' program is Google's aim at developing apps that are focused on families and children. Developers will be required to carefully tailor their apps to provide high quality, age appropriate...
  • A new app that makes you look slimmer 5 days ago

    London: A new smartphone app promises to make you slimmer and smarter and that too without any interventions in your workout schedule! Actually, the new "Visualize You" app is designed to encourage weight loss by processing your portrait-style photograph and generating an image of what you would look like minus 10...
  • Now, control your smartphone by stroking your hair 5 days ago

    London: A new technology invented in Brazil allows people to control their smartphones by activating sensors hidden in their hair. The technology called Hairware, invented by Katia Vega of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, uses a hair-wearable switch that can discreetly activate apps by touching it a...
  • Facebook, Google dominate smartphone apps 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook and Google apps are dominant on smartphones in the US, according to a new finding by comScore. comScore's latest smartphone app ratings have found that several Facebook and Google-owned apps feature in the top 15 spots. Among US smartphone users age 18 and up, 71.2 per cent had the...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'All Bank Balance Enquiry' app 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank said it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp purportedly to facilitate checking...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'all bank balance enquiry app' 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank on Saturday said that it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp...
  • Microsoft's new app for Android lets you control Powerpoint presentations with your phone 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has silenty introduced a new app for Android that lets users control Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files on their Bluetooth-enabled PC from their Android phone. Named Office Remote, the new app turns your phone into a smart remote that interacts with Microsoft Office on your PC. The app...
  • Reliance Jio launches Jio Chat, a full-featured messaging and calling app April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Limited's telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm has launched its own instant messaging and calling application Jio Chat. "With Jio Chat, you not only get to chat with your near ones but also have video and audio conferencing with them. You can also chat in groups, enjoy the...
  • BBM beats WhatsApp in user loyalty April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Social apps is the big battleground and there is a clear winner - Facebook. Along with user acquisition, another big challenge for the companies is user retention. According to user-retention information for 19 well-known social apps from the first quarter of this year collected by a startup called...
  • Uber Auto: Uber launches auto-rickshaw service in Delhi April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based taxi-hailing app Uber launched an aggregator service which will help commuters book auto-rickshaws for travelling in the national capital. "Autos are the most ubiquitous transport in almost any city and Indians are used to having autos around. It simply makes more sense for the auto driver and commuter...
  • A new app that tells which dress fits you the best April 8, 2015

    New York: Style community Polyvore has released a new mobile app that would help the users not just find the right outfits and accessories for them but would also enable them to see their selected items styled in a whole new way. Polyvore users can check in on what's trending on...
  • Review: Apple's new Photos app for Mac bundles professional-level tools, makes fixing and cropping easier April 8, 2015

    New York: If you're like most people, those hundreds of photos you took on vacation are still on your camera or phone. You shared a handful on Facebook or Instagram, and tell yourself that you'll sift through the others - one day. Procrastinate no more. Apple's new Photos app for Mac...
  • YouTube Kids app is deceiving, targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising: Consumer groups April 7, 2015

    Washington: The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter on Tuesday. Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it...
  • A new app to help solve fertility issues in women April 6, 2015

    Washington: A new mobile app can help women struggling with fertility problems identify the potential causes and find solutions. The subscription-based service is a personalised health programme for women that works to identify a variety of underlying factors that could be contributing to the issue at hand. According to the app's founder...
  • Airtel now won't charge users for certain apps; data charges to be brone by app providers April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid by the application providers. "Akin to the established concept of toll-free voice calling, Airtel Zero will allow everyone from big...
  • This smartphone app can unlock your doors April 6, 2015

    New York: You can open this lock with an app installed in your smartphone. The lock made by a company called 'August' essentially allows you and anyone you register to open your door with an app. Your friends, family, or even the plumber could download the app, you could give them...
  • Less than one per cent of Android devices affected by harmful apps: Google April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Latest data collected by Google has revealed that less than one per cent of Android devices have been affected by harmful app installations, including app downloads outside the official Google Play store, last year. The data was collected through a feature called Verify Apps which checks locally installed apps...
  • Dropbox tests collaborative note-taking app 'Project Composer' April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Cloud file sharing and storage service Dropbox is testing a new app that lets you combine calendar information and Dropbox files, tasks and tables while creating notes. Dubbed, Project Composer, the app was first spotted by Product Hunt and is currently in private beta. It syncs with calendar and...
  • Microsoft brings document-scanning app Office Lens to iPhones, Android; turns your phone into a scanner April 3, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft said it is bringing one of its most popular apps, which lets people take photos of a document and turn it into a editable file, to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. The app, called Office Lens, is already available on phones running Windows, but has had little exposure given...
  • AAP government developing 'sting app' to fight corruption April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to equip common man in fighting corruption, Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is developing a mobile application for smartphone users which can secretly record a sting video/audio and transfer the data into secured server. According to a senior official, government is developing a mobile application which...