Apps

  • Members of 'piracy groups' SnappzMarket, Appbucket, Applanet accused of pirating Android apps 22 hours 35 minutes ago

    San Francisco: US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were levelled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. "Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative...
  • Yahoo buying app and analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business 22 hours 44 minutes ago

    New York: Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets. The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa...
  • mCouple: An app that can expose a cheating partner Yesterday

    London: Have a doubt that your husband is having an extramarital affair? Get this app and track every detail of his digital life. Developed by London-based firm mSpy, mCouple has to be downloaded strictly with consent from the partner. The app gives you access to your partner's every call, text and e-mail. It...
  • ABVP launches mobile app to reach out to tech-savvy youths 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to the tech-savvy young generation, BJP's students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched its own mobile app. The app has been named 'ABVP' and is available free on Google playstore for android users. "The aim of the app is too encourage more...
  • How the single-message app 'Yo' found fame and fortune 3 days ago

    San Francisco: A messaging app that allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune. San Francisco-based startup Yo, which got its start in Tel Aviv and moved to California after becoming a hit in Israel, boasted new backers on Friday as reports estimated its...
  • Messaging app Line files for IPO valued over $10 billion: Source 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp applied for an initial public offering (IPO) valued at over 1 trillion yen ($9.85 billion) around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. Line, owned by South Korea's Naver Corp, has hired Nomura...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "Pooch-O", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "Pooch-O", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • Amazon sued over purchases by kids using mobile apps July 12, 2014

    Washington: The US government sued Amazon.com for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village." The lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to make the online retailer...
  • A new smartphone app that can help save lives of kids with heart conditions July 10, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app that monitors the heart's rhythm and rate is being trialled at a US hospital to help kids with cardiovascular conditions. The app works with the AliveCor device - a smartphone cover with two metal plates on the back. The device can be used with the app to...
  • After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line July 7, 2014

    Seoul: The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the US search engine does not dominate. Now, Lee Hae-jin is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed by a subsidiary in Japan to...
  • A new app that can help you check your stress level July 7, 2014

    New York: What if your smartphone can test your stress level on the go? With this new app, this will become a reality soon. Researchers are working on a smartphone app that will test your stress level easily and cost-effectively. How will it work? Users will collect their saliva with a small external...
  • A new app that turn your selfies into funny stickers; available for free on Android, iOS July 6, 2014

    Tokyo: Want to share your face with friends at various social networking sites without them losing interest in you? Try this app that turns your selfies into stickers. Developed by Japanese firm Line Corporation, which owns the popular Line instant messaging app, the "Line Selfie Sticker", combines selfies and stickers. This app...
  • Tinder dating app co-founder suspended after sexual harassment suit July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: IAC/InterActiveCorp has suspended a co-founder of its popular dating app Tinder in the wake of a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a female executive of the company. The lawsuit, filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Tinder's founders engaged in "atrocious sexual harassment and sex...
  • A smartphone app to help you cure your smartphone addiction July 1, 2014

    London: Can't put your iPhone away for long? Here comes an app that can help you de-addict from your smartphone, freeing up more time for you to spend with your family and friends. Called Moment, the app can track how much you use your phone, and where you use it -...
  • A new app that lets users take selfies from a distance of up to 3 metres June 30, 2014

    Stockholm: Selfie fans, your life just got a little easier. A Swedish tech start-up has launched an app for Apple devices that lets people take photos of themselves without having to touch their screens. Using touchless technology which it says is ideal for taking "selfies" or "groupies", Crunchfish's GoCam app lets...
  • A new smartphone app that can help you curb your sedentary behaviour June 29, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that monitors your sedentary behaviour and motivates you to get up and walk around. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease and mortality. The smartphone-based intervention developed by researchers at The Miriam Hospital in...
  • Tourism Ministry launches a mobile app to help users explore 16 Indian cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Yahoo Aviate: A new homescreen app for Android launched; available for free June 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo ramped up its move to mobile, grabbing for Android smartphone home screens with an Aviate application tuned to where people are. Yahoo bought Aviate early this year in a deal reported to be valued at about $80 million dollars. The software was subsequently honed with a test group. An...
  • Job Search: LinkedIn launches new app for job seekers June 22, 2014

    Washington: If you are a job seeker and a LinkedIn user, this app may just be for you. "Whether you are actively on the hunt for a new gig or just keeping an eye out, this new app comes packed with the core LinkedIn features you have come to rely on...
  • Intel launches Pocket Avatars messaging app that caricatures a sender's expressions June 20, 2014

    San Francisco: Intel is getting into voice instant messaging with a smartphone app that uses facial tracking technology to caricature a sender's expressions. Pocket Avatars was launched on Thursday by Mike Bell, an Intel senior executive whose job is to make sure the world's largest semiconductor maker is at the front...
  • Line app urges password changes as Japan probes hacking June 19, 2014

    Tokyo: Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, was urging people to change their passwords on Thursday as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of accounts. At least 303 cases of unauthorised access were confirmed between late May and June 14, including three that...
  • BlackBerry to offer 2,40,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store for BB10 devices June 19, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumer-focused apps to its devices,...
  • BlackBerry-Amazon deal gives BB10 users access to Amazon Appstore apps June 19, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Wednesday a deal with Amazon giving its users access to more than 240,000 software applications from the online retailer's Appstore. The deal triples the number of apps available on BlackBerry smartphones, including popular apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft. It "will...
  • A new app to help parents deal with kids' picky eating habits June 18, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a new app that helps parents understand why children are 'fussy' eaters and gives suggestions on how to improve mealtimes. Child feeding experts from Loughborough University in UK developed the app to help parents who report having a child who is a fussy eater. The app - the...
  • Facebook's Slingshot: Not merely a Snapchat clone, there's more to it beyond just self-destructive messages June 18, 2014

    New York: Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws inevitable comparisons to Snapchat. Facebook even tried to buy Snapchat's maker...
  • Slingshot: Facebook's new Snapchat-like mobile app lets users send messages that self-destruct after they are viewed June 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company's latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network. The new app, dubbed Slingshot, allows users to sign up for the service...
  • Trooclick: A new app that spots incorrect facts, other errors in news stories June 17, 2014

    Washington: A new fact-checking app can catch 'glitches' in online news and highlight the most reliable stories for you to read. Trooclick is a browser plugin, developed by a team in Paris, that alerts you if an article you are reading contains 'glitches'. A glitch could be an incorrect fact, information that...
  • Domino's now lets you order pizza using voice commands, adds Siri-like virtual assistant to its Android, iPhone apps June 17, 2014

    New York: The Domino's pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named "Dom," part of an ongoing to take business away from rivals and smaller pizza shops by offering more convenient ways...
  • New tool searches through apps to find what you need! June 16, 2014

    Washington: A new kind of search engine can look inside apps on your smartphone to find what you need. A US-based company called Quixey is developing the search engine that can take in queries such as 'Best Thai restaurants in San Francisco' and produce a list of results that will take...