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  • Former Beats Music CEO launches a new music competition app 12 hours 44 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true. The talent competition app "Chosen" from David Hyman, the former CEO of Beats Music, is launching for invitees on Apple devices. "We...
  • Mobile app downloads may grow six-fold in India by 2015: Report 13 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's mobile app downloads are expected to grow six fold by 2015, according to a KPMG report on media and entertainment industry. India has been the fastest growing mobile app market in 2014, a trend that continues from the previous year. "It is foretasted that mobile app downloads will...
  • A new app that monitors health status of your heart 21 hours 38 minutes ago

    Thane: A team of doctors here have developed a mobile application through which the health status of heart could be monitored at any time of the day by calculating the risks and giving recommendations on how to avert heart conditions in future. The mobile application, named 'Heart Health Meter' (HHM App),...
  • China begins crackdown on sexually explicit content on WeChat 2 days ago

    Beijing: China's Internet regulator issued on Wednesday new guidelines prohibiting sexual and vulgar content on Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular messaging app, the latest step in the agency's perennial campaign to clean up China's Internet. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said sexually explicit pictures and text, including nude photos and erotic...
  • Facebook making Messenger a platform for direct business 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. The new features mark Facebook's latest effort to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with...
  • Facebook's Messenger app evolving into a multitasking tool that mixes business with more pleasure 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build...
  • Layout by Instagram: Why do we even need a separate app just to create simple collages? 3 days ago

    Instagram just rolled out its new app - Layout - to make it easier for you to create collages. While we were trying to understand what purpose could this separate app serve other than merely creating very basic collages, we played around with it for a while and here's what...
  • Delhi government asks federal ministry to block Uber, Ola apps 3 days ago

    New Delhi: New Delhi authorities on Wednesday asked India's federal information technology ministry to block the taxi-hailing apps of US-based Uber and its local rival Ola in the city in a bid to enforce a ban on the companies' services. India in December ordered all unregistered web-based taxi companies to halt...
  • This 'smart' cookie jar lets you grab a cookie only when you achieve your set goals 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Based on the reward-punishment strategy to help individuals achieve their goals, a new 'smart jar' unlocks only when you deserve the treat inside it. Brainchild of Kitchen Safe inventors Ryan Sang and David Krippendorf, the kSafe jar can lock up goodies till the time you complete a goal which...
  • iBrailler Notes: An app to help the blind type quickly on iPad 4 days ago

    New York: This new app can help blind people type quickly and efficiently on an iPad. Created by Stanford engineer Sohan Dharmaraja, the app - named iBrailler Notes - uses eight keys. What's different about it is that the keys form around the fingertips when they're placed on the screen. Which means...
  • Layout: Instagram's new app for photo collages 4 days ago

    New York: Instagram's latest stand-alone app, released Monday, lets users combine multiple photos and post them as a single image. Called Layout, it is the second app that Facebook-owned Instagram has released. Last August, it came out with Hyperlapse, which lets users create time-lapse videos to share on Instagram. Layout lets users...
  • Facebook likely to add third-party app support to its Messenger service 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook's Messenger is reportedly set to get third-party app support and thus have added features. The social networking giant is expected to announce the news at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco in the coming week. Sources have indicated that Facebook will be announcing about 20 third-party services...
  • Now, order food via Ola app 1 week ago

    New Delhi: From taxi hailing cab aggregator Ola is now moving to food delivery with its new service that lets you order food from restaurants in your locality and get it delivered at your doorstep. Ola Cafe, the firm's new service will start delivering food from top rated restaurants in a...
  • New app promises to help visually impaired type quickly on iPad 1 week ago

    New York: This new app can help blind people type quickly and efficiently on an iPad. Created by Stanford engineer Sohan Dharmaraja, the app -- named IBrailler Notes -- uses eight keys. What's different about it is that the keys form around the fingertips when they're placed on the screen. Which means...
  • Amazon to give away paid apps for free via 'Unlocked' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a new idea of offering paid apps for free under a feature called 'Unlocked.' The section will offer users a range of paid apps as well as those that utilise in-app purchases, for free. TechCrunch learned about the feature through a leaked internal presentation...
  • Weekend Reading List: From recorrecting the myth of Steve Jobs to why news media should drop apps 1 week ago

    The weekend's here and here are five recommended reads from the intriguing world of technology: The evolution Of Steve Jobs: Rick Tetzeli, revisits - and attempts to correct - the myth of Steve Jobs. The story of the Apple co-founder "can't be explained by a set of stereotypes that haven't changed...
  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • IF by IFTTT review: If This Then That. Why would you need anything after that? March 20, 2015

    IF, by IFTTT, is one app that makes the tedious task of handling multiple apps easy. From uploading the same picture across social media platforms to automating work anniversary wishes on LinkedIn, IF handles it all smoothly at the touch of a 'recipe.' This week making to our App Review series...
  • Delhi Police's women safety application 'Himmat' now for iPhone users March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's'Himmat' mobile app for women's safety, available only on android smartphones till now, was on Thursday launched for iPhone users and can be downloaded from the Apple App store. However, a similar initiative launched in the form of Himmat WhatsApp and Hike group number 8800001091 where women can...
  • Line app hopes cute factor will help accelerate global usage growth March 19, 2015

    Seoul: Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty: Move over. And make way for laidback Brown bear and his irrepressible girlfriend Cony the bunny. Once just digital stickers that users of mobile messaging app Line send to each other like emoticons, the bear, the bunny and their seven friends will soon be unleashed through...
  • Bitly introduces mobile deep links that can open apps March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The rise of smartphones have also meant that the Internet traffic has been rapidly moving to mobile and companies are investing sizeable resources in mobile app development and would therefore also like more users to consume content within their apps. To fulfill this desire of its customers, Bitly...
  • Google forms special team to screen Play Store apps for malware, sexually explicit material March 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material, and strengthening its age-based rating system. The change brings Google Play, a bazaar for digital games, social media apps and entertainment software, closer to Apple's tightly...
  • Adobe's new PDF subscription service to come with e-signature feature, mobile tools March 17, 2015

    New York: Adobe, the company behind the ubiquitous PDF format for documents, is touting electronic-signature and mobile capabilities in a new subscription package aimed at helping individuals and businesses manage their documents. Tuesday's announcement of Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud comes as people have more options for creating their own...
  • This new app can 'clean' cuss words from your favourite e-books March 17, 2015

    Washington: If you want to read a best-selling novel, but don't like the cuss words in it, this app is for you. The new app called Clean Reader scans books to get rid of any words readers might find "offensive". It comes with three settings - "clean", "cleaner" and "squeaky clean"....
  • Amazon working on app for Apple Watch; to let you shop straight from your wrist March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon is said to be working on a version of its online shopping app for Apple's latest wearable- Apple Watch- that would allow users to shop at the e-commerce site with a single click. The Amazon shopping app for the Apple Watch will allow consumers to search for products...
  • Meerkat to Stre.am: Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at SXSW 2015 March 16, 2015

    Austin: A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a "Game of Thrones" Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South by Southwest over the weekend, as 33,000-plus members of the technology, marketing and media industries poured into Austin, Texas. "You never know what's...
  • Weekend Reading List: Why URLs won't die to 10 ways in which Google Play is better than Apple's App Store March 14, 2015

    It's weekend and finally we have some time to catch up on the good things we missed during a busy week. Below is a little list of eight read-worthy articles on other websites that we came across during the week. Why URLs won't die: Like it or not, the URL is...
  • Twitter buys livestream app maker Periscope March 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter said Friday it had purchased the maker of the video streaming app Periscope, amid what seems to be surging interest in live video sharing. "Excited to officially welcome @periscopeco to the Twitter team. Can't wait for everyone to see what they've built!" tweeted Twitter product vice president Kevin...
  • Here's how this new app that could help bring down student suicide rate March 14, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce immediately, are programmed to detect "suicide-related" words used by children on...
  • Alibaba to invest $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat: Source March 13, 2015

    Bloomberg: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat, a source familiar with the deal said, striking its latest Silicon Valley deal as the Chinese ecommerce company builds up mobile services. The investment values the company at around $15 billion, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with...