APPS

  • A new Google Glass app that can help autistic kids learn social, communication skills 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Washington: A Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power is developing Google Glass app to help autistic kids learn social and communication skills. The app will also provide feedback to care-givers on how to help autistic children cope with their life. Called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, the app encourages kids to interact...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 5 days ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Facebook app lets you add stickers on friends' faces 6 days ago

    New York: A Facebook app now lets you put huge emoticons and cute cartoons over your friends' faces with ease. The app called Stickered for Messenger was launched in the Google Play store Saturday, and is "coming soon" to the iOS App Store, techcrunch reported. So, if you want huge smiley faces...
  • 3DAround app lets iPhone 6 uers capture 3D photos 6 days ago

    New York: A new app that allows iPhone 6 users to take 360 degree pictures of objects and then show them as 3D photographs is here. Called 3DAround, the app made by Swiss software company Dacuda takes pictures that are not just 3-dimensional, but interactive. Free to download, the app was designed...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • Want someone to wake you up in the morning? Here's an app for you December 15, 2014

    New York: Wish to hear a stranger's voice instead of an alarm bell the first thing in the morning? Then the Wakie app is meant just for you. Already available for download on Android and Windows phone, the app is now also on iOS, a mobile operating system developed by Apple...
  • China's Baidu to invest in taxi-hailing app Uber December 14, 2014

    Beijing: Search engine Baidu will invest in taxi-hailing app maker Uber Technologies, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, becoming the latest Chinese Internet firm to take an interest in the flourishing market for transportation apps. The size of Baidu's investment - and its valuation of Uber - are...
  • Indian Railways to soon launch Safety App for women passengers on trains December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid growing concern over crime incidents involving women travellers, Railways is planning to launch an app for the safety of lady passengers in trains. The Safety App, which is being developed by CRIS, the technolgy arm of Railways, will have to be downloaded on mobile phones and can be...
  • Are Cab Apps safe? December 8, 2014

    Bengaluru: Cab services are increasingly relying on mobile apps to book, track and charge you for journeys. While tech watchers say there is a digital trail. "You can always share your location, the app has a feature for you to share your location through the way to whoever is waiting...
  • Karnataka launches M One App, citizens can access 637 government services December 8, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka launched its ambitious mobile governance project, the first of its kind in the country that allows citizens of the state to access as many as 637 government services at a tap on their cell phones. President Pranab Mukherjee launched the M One app on Monday in Bengaluru. The...
  • A new app that lets you make unlimited free calls to landlines, mobile phones December 8, 2014

    New York: A new app has made it possible to make calls on landline and cell phones for free in 85 countries. Call+ app lets you make free calls to landline and mobile phones alike without anyone needing the app at the other end, CNET reported. Available for Android and iOS devices,...
  • Google's new Device Assist app helps you fix smartphone issues, suggests better phone usage December 7, 2014

    New York: A new Google app, Device Assist, has been launched to detect problems with smartphones and help people use phone features properly. The app is designed to help first-time users get the best out of their phones and fix issues that it detects, for instance, with the battery, connectivity and...
  • Is Uber really worth the $40 billion valuation? December 6, 2014

    New York: Can a company that didn't exist five years ago, an upstart with a knack for angering regulators who could close it down, really be worth $40 billion? That is the figure that had investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley abuzz a day after Uber announced it had received...
  • Disney launches education apps for kids aged 3 to 8 December 5, 2014

    New York: Mickey is getting into math - and science, art, reading and even teaching social skills. The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile...
  • Truecaller, the phone directory app now has over 100 million users December 4, 2014

    New York: Helped by strong growth in number of users in India, phone directory app Truecaller said it has crossed the 100 million userbase milestone. Truecaller allows users to identify unknown numbers, block unwanted calls, and search contact information among people and businesses. The app has also doubled its daily new users...
  • New app to prevent sudden cardiac arrest on football field December 3, 2014

    The recent increase in the number of accidents on the field of sports that have led to on-field deaths has prompted FIFA to come up with something that will help tackle such freakish happenings in a more advanced way. According to a report in FIFA.com, keeping the above occurrences in...
  • 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...
  • A new social networking app that allows you to decide what posts should go viral November 30, 2014

    London: Not getting enough "likes" on your posts? Try this app. A new social networking app called Plague gives you power to decide what posts should go viral in your circle and beyond. Developed by Lithuania-based firm Deep Sea Marketing, the app "infects" four nearest friends who also have the app installed...
  • BSNL launches a new mobile security app that lets users track location of lost phones, remotely lock devices and erase data November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL launched mobile security value added service that will allow its customers to track location of their lost mobile phones, remotely lock the device and erase data, among others. BSNL is offering the solution, mSecure, in association with Beyond Evolution. "Through Msecure solution user can remotely manage...
  • Teenagers spend more time on WhatsApp than Facebook: Study November 27, 2014

    New York: A study involving 1,70,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook. Nearly 66 per cent of teenagers (aged 16-19) in the US and Britain said they were using Facebook less frequently. While the teenagers...
  • India-made messaging app Catch It to go global November 27, 2014

    Singapore: "Catch It" will be the first India-made app to be marketed globally, its Gurgaon-based producer said. Catch It, which enables users to share images, videos, contacts other communications, was among the six finalist apps in the first SingTel Group-Samsung Regional Mobile App Challenge announced yesterday. "Catch It is designed for the...
  • App Graph: Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed on your phone; here's how to opt out November 27, 2014

    New York: Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings on...
  • Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots: Report November 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company. The microblogging website is particularly interested in the app's more than 3 million users, nearly two-thirds of whom are women under 24, CNBC said. A Twitter spokesperson said the...
  • Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey launches Square Register, a global cash register service November 23, 2014

    London: Twitter's co-founder outlined plans to make cash registers a thing of the past on Thursday as he held a global launch for new software that he said would help small businesses grow. Jack Dorsey, who is chairman of Twitter and chief executive of the mobile payments company Square, said the...
  • Almost all Android, iOS apps have been hacked: Report November 21, 2014

    New York: An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 per cent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind...
  • Google to launch its app store in China: Report November 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Google plans to launch Google Play app store in China, The Information news website said, citing several people familiar with the matter. The launch in China will give the company access to about half the users of its Android operating system, the report said. The search engine giant exited China in...
  • Facebook Groups app: A new way for Facebook users to manage their existing groups, discover new ones November 19, 2014

    New York: Facebook has launched a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook has been working to expand its presence on people's mobile devices by creating - and buying...
  • Apple's China app store now open for UnionPay card payments November 17, 2014

    Beijing: Apple's app store in China now accepts payments made using China's UnionPay credit and debit cards, the iPhone maker said on Monday, making purchases easier for users in Apple's second-largest app market. "The ability to buy apps and make purchases using UnionPay cards has been one of the most requested...
  • WhatsApp now lets users disable 'blue check marks' read receipt feature November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving flak for its newly introduced 'read receipts' feature from users around the world, WhatsApp has now updated the app with a new setting that lets users disable the feature - giving some a sense of relief. The updated WhatsApp app is not available on Google Play...
  • A new messaging app that lets your friends see what you're typing as you type it November 16, 2014

    Toronto: Imagine if you could read as your girlfriend types, deletes or rewrites a reply to your message. With this new app, there is no hiding the emotions that you pour into your messages. Known as Beam Messenger, "this is the closest you will get to having a verbal conversation in...