Apps

  • Location-based mobile dating app Tinder for Android, iPhone helps you find a date 21-04-2014 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: While the app stores are flooded with a plethora of dating apps, it's Tinder that has managed to gain the attention of both users and investors. Tinder is a year-old location-based mobile dating app that was recently valued by investors at $500 million. Tinder shows you someone nearby...
  • Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: Report 21-04-2014 09:57 AM

    Bangalore: Apple and Google are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Both the companies are trying to lure game developers by offering premium placement to these...
  • Google releases Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, lets you access your computer through your Android device 17-04-2014 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: With Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, Google is bringing the ability to remotely control your desktop to your Android device. This feature was available for desktops since 2011. You can install the app for Android from here. Launch the Android app on your phone or tablet, tap...
  • Election Watch Reporter app for Android lets citizens report election violations 17-04-2014 11:11 AM

    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...
  • Samsung's messaging app ChatOn now available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 17-04-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics launched 'ChatON Version 3.5', a free messaging application, across all major mobile platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry - with largest file sharing capacity of 1 gigabyte. "ChatON Version 3.5 is available on all major operating systems-- Android, Apple's iOS, Windows and Blackberry - from...
  • Google launches new Google Camera app with Lens Blur, brings Photo Sphere to non-Nexus devices 17-04-2014 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new camera app - Google Camera - for Android phones and tablets that brings many camera features that were previously available only on the Nexuus range to other Android devices and also includes new feature additions such as the Lens Blur. Lens Blur produces...
  • Microsoft's Cortana review: Its improvements over Siri, Google Now aren't enough to switch to Windows Phone 15-04-2014 10:03 AM

    New York: "Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of...
  • Messaging app Viber targets 30 million users in India by year-end 13-04-2014 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: Considering India as one of its priority markets, Viber - provider of mobile application that allows free voice calls and text messaging - is aiming to increase its user base here to 30 million by December. The company which entered India last November has 17 million users. Globally,...
  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag 11-04-2014 12:10 PM

    Washington: Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to light is...
  • Facebook to require separate mobile app for sending and receiving messages 10-04-2014 12:17 PM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday. Facebook began notifying users in France, England and several other European countries on Wednesday that...
  • Want to look slimmer in selfies? Here's an app for you 06-04-2014 03:25 PM

    New York: Want a perfect, slim-trim Selfie to stump your boyfriend? Here is the right app for you. Called SkinneePix, the app helps you look thinner than you are as it reduces the face with a detection technology to trim off 5, 10 or 15 pounds with just the click...
  • FireChat app now comes to Android; lets users chat even without Internet connection 04-04-2014 11:47 AM

    San Francisco: A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection. In just two weeks since its release on the iPhone, FireChat already has provided a flicker of hope for people pining for more...
  • Next breakthrough app will come from India: Microsoft 03-04-2014 01:03 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has said the next breakthrough software application will come from India, which develops more than 10 per cent of the apps and is home to one of the largest IT industries in the world. "The fact that more than 10 per cent of the apps are being...
  • Instagram bug hides users' recent photos; company working on fixing it 03-04-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: Instagram says it is fixing a bug that has hidden users' photos on its mobile app from the past several days. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said on Twitter that it is working on fixing a temporary glitch that is showing photos from several days ago. It did not...
  • A new smartphone app that can help you get rid of acne 02-04-2014 03:30 PM

    Washington: Got acne? There's an app for that! Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that helps acne sufferers make better dietary choices by telling them how certain foods affect their skin. The app called "diet & acne" created at Northwestern University uses data from a systematic analysis of peer-reviewed...
  • Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? This new app can help you avoid bumping into people you don't want to meet 01-04-2014 05:45 PM

    Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others and provide escape routes if they do. By logging on to Facebook and other social networking sites, users can choose people they do not...
  • Twitter to launch app-install ads: Report 28-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Bangalore: Twitter plans to release a mobile-advertising product in the next few weeks that will allow app-makers to encourage downloads of their software, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The format will lead users to the advertiser's page in a mobile app store where they can download the...
  • Microsoft finally unveils Office software suite for Apple iPad 28-03-2014 06:53 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise. Thursday's unveiling of the much-anticipated...
  • A smartphone app that helps alcoholics stay sober 27-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Chicago: A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app studied joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels,...
  • Cloak: An 'anti-social' network that helps you avoid meeting people 24-03-2014 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: This is an app that many secretly desire. In this age of social networks, when you are connected with people you like and also those you wouldn't want to bump into in real life, the Cloak app is designed to keep you away from unwanted real-life meetings. The...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials 23-03-2014 06:21 PM

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission...
  • Newsbeat: A new app for Android, iOS reads aloud personalised playlists of news stories 23-03-2014 12:00 PM

    San Francisco: A new smartphone app developed by the Tribune Co will read aloud a personalised "playlist" of news articles along with weather and traffic updates, as the media organisation looks for new ways to reach consumers. The free Newsbeat app is the first product developed by the year-old Tribune...
  • NailSnaps: A new app that helps you turn your Instagram photos into nail stickers 20-03-2014 04:21 PM

    New York: A new smartphone app that syncs to Instagram, enabling you to browse photos to create art designs which you can wear on your nails, is being developed. The app allows you to take a picture of your favourite skyline, super hero, spirit animal, or pretty much anything you...
  • WhatsApp, Instagram now available for Nokia X 20-03-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: Two of the most popular apps - WhatsApp and Instagram - are now available for download on Nokia X. Users can get the fully functional WhatsApp version from third party stores such as 1Mobile Market or APTOiDE, both of which are accessible straight from their Nokia X. Users...
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba invests $280 million in messaging app Tango 20-03-2014 11:07 AM

    San Francisco: Tango, the mobile messaging app-maker, announced Wednesday it has raised $280 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. By almost any measure, the investment amounted to a staggering sum for a mobile app developer. The deal, which came one month...
  • LS polls: Android app launched to report model code violations 16-03-2014 08:24 AM

    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...
  • Barnes & Noble to discontinue Windows Nook app 15-03-2014 12:06 PM

    New York: Barnes & Noble will stop offering a stand-alone Nook app for Windows and instead deliver Nook media to Microsoft's Consumer Reader app. Microsoft, which took a 6.8 per cent stake in the Nook unit in 2012, agreed to an updated revenue sharing plan with Barnes & Noble. In...
  • WhatsApp update to hide 'last seen at' timestamp now available on Google Play 11-03-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, that is now being acquired by Facebook, has included a much-requested feature - the ability to hide the 'last seen at' timestamp. This feature was previously available only on the WhatsApp application downloaded from its official website but wansn't rolled out on Google...
  • Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There's an app for that 10-03-2014 02:38 PM

    Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There's an app for that. Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone, developed by the Madison-based company's Institute for the Advancement of Bacon. The...
  • Halt Facebook-WhatsApp deal, privacy groups ask regulators 07-03-2014 07:01 AM

    San Francisco: Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each...