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  • Facebook launches Rooms app, attempts to bring back the anonymous chatroom Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like. "Rooms" software introduced in the US and Britain for iPhone made its debut as Facebook tries to make peace with people unhappy that real identities are...
  • With Digits, Twitter wants to do away with passwords Yesterday

    San Francisco: Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number. Jeff Seibert, director for mobile platforms at the popular social network, Wednesday introduced Digits, a free tool Twitter offers in...
  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...
  • Google unveils new email service dubbed 'Inbox' 2 days ago

    San Jose: Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method...
  • A new ephemeral photo-messaging app that blurs your image when someone tries to take a screenshot 6 days ago

    Washington: A new photo sharing app called Yovo protects your pictures and messages from screenshots. Developed by a privacy software company called ContentGuard, the iOS-enabled app uses a common optical illusion to make your sent snaps a lot harder for the receiver to screenshot. The photo-messaging app allows you to capture photos,...
  • Messaging app Line reaches 30 million users in India; to partner game developers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Messaging app Line today said it has touched the 30 million userbase milestone in India and is on track to reach the 50 million-mark by the year end. The Japanese company, which has over 560 million users globally, had launched its services in India in May last year. "We make...
  • Skype Qik: Microsoft launches new video messaging app; available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone October 15, 2014

    New York: Microsoft-owned Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls." The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help Microsoft catch up to rivals in the...
  • 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...
  • 44 apps that could help you increase your productivity October 13, 2014

    It's not always hardwork that can help you increase your productivity, at times, it is the right mix of your abilities and technology that helps users perform more efficiently. There are many apps available for Android, iOS, Windows and other mobile platforms that not only allow you to create effective...
  • A new app makes it easier for users to type with one hand on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus October 12, 2014

    New York: To make it easier for users to enter text on larger keyboards in big screen smartphones, here comes an app that helps type with one hand on new Apple devices such as iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Aptly called One Handed Keyboard, the app displays what it claims to...
  • Mirosoft Xim: A new app that lets you temporarily share photos on your phone with others October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sharing photos with your friends has now become simpler and more secure with Microsoft's new Xim app. With this new photo-sharing app, built by Microsoft Research's FUSE labs, you can make others see photos on your phone without having to actually pass your phone around. All you have to...
  • 3D advertising app Blippar debuts in India October 8, 2014

    Blippar, a new concept in mobile advertising that has been around for a while has now arrived in India. This is an app that works via your smartphone camera and brings life into normal products with an Indian touch as well. ...
  • Facebook may launch a new anonymous messaging app October 8, 2014

    New York: Facebook is reportedly working to launch an app that gives users an option to share posts anonymously with one another. The standalone app may also have health-focused features to connect users suffering from the same illnesses to create a kind of support network, New York Times reported. According to the...
  • Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Here's an app for you October 5, 2014

    New York: Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Now a new app allows parents to keep track of everything that their children do with their phones. Called TeenSafe, the web-based service co-founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, Ameeta Jain, allows parents to gain access to all incoming, outgoing...
  • Yahoo plans to invest in messaging app Snapchat: Report October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Yahoo plans to invest a part of the proceeds from the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stake sale in mobile app Snapchat, which lets users send messages that disappear after a few seconds, the Wall Street Journal said. Yahoo and Snapchat held talks that are expected to lead to an investment...
  • Google plans to launch new mobile chat app; aims to take on WhatsApp, Line October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Software giant Google plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources. The daily said Google was in the early stages of development of the app, which will not make it mandatory...
  • Apps that reinvent smartphone keyboards to reduce typing frustration October 2, 2014

    Toronto: New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders. The apps replace QWERTY keyboards with alternatives designed to provide better auto-correct and more seamless typing. Minuum, which launched for the iPhone and is available for Android devices, converts the keyboard into...
  • A new app that teaches preschoolers basic computer coding October 1, 2014

    Cambridge: This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the...
  • Talko messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones September 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other. "When you see nothing but words...
  • A new smartphone app that detects text and reads it aloud for visually impaired people September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app...
  • A new smartphone app that can tell your state of mind September 20, 2014

    Washington: Your smartphone may tell if you are depressed, stressed or lonely, thanks to a firstofitskind app that automatically tracks users' mental health, academic performance and behaviour. The StudentLife app, which compares students' happiness, stress, depression and loneliness to their academic performance, also may be used in the general population ...
  • Apple's HealthKit gets bitten by a bug before iOS 8 launch September 18, 2014

    Apple said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors...
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on the Apple App Store September 17, 2014

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 3. Goblin Sword, Eleftherios Christodoulatos 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 6. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. 7 Minute...
  • Coffee app turns job search into a social experience September 15, 2014

    Washington: Two Boston University graduates have developed a new smartphone app to turn job hunting into a thrilling social experience. The app called Coffee helps people build a social network quickly. Once the users sign in and enter information about them, the app automatically shows share them with other likeminded users. Using the...
  • A smartphone app that judges how moral you are in daily life September 15, 2014

    London: Can a smartphone app judge how moral you are in daily life? Yes it can, say researchers. In a bid to track moral judgements in everyday life, researchers used a smartphone app to track moral and immoral acts committed or witnessed by more than 1,200 people as they spent the...
  • Happyness app tracks what makes you truly happy September 15, 2014

    Washington: Do you think the smartphone is a source of undue stress? Try this app created by three students at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley that claims to make them a source of goodness. The Happyness app is marketed as a tool to help you focus on what truly matters in life. By...
  • Google Voice integrated into Hangouts messaging app; allows users to make free voice calls September 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or lowcost voice calls over the Internet. "Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat," Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post. "But, sometimes...
  • Airtel's Wynk music streaming app crosses 1 lakh downloads in 4 days September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel's cross operator music application Wynk has crossed one lakh downloads in 4 days with more than 50 per cent of consumers are from other telecom players. "Wynk Music crossed its first milestone witnessing 1 lakh downloads in just 4 days of its launch. Wynk is now...
  • How WeChat is helping Apple drive up revenue in China September 9, 2014

    Beijing: Apple has a lot for which to thank people like Deng. A Beijingbased quality analyst, she gave only her surname as she's embarrassed by how much money she spends playing mobile games on WeChat, a hugely popular messaging app developed by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings. "The most expensive time was...
  • Bharti Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has launched Wynk Music, a carrier agnostic music streaming mobile application, with a music library of over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits, an official said Tuesday. "In India, Internet is predominantly on mobile. This music application Wynk can be used in both Android...