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  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity 18 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • MyGov-Google launch nationwide contest to develop PMO app 18 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government along with online search giant Google launched on Wednesday a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here. Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. "This is...
  • Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme that allegedly collected data on transport demand 19 hours 1 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern...
  • Tinder launches Tinder Plus paid service with prices based on age, location Yesterday

    Washington: Tinder, the popular dating app which allows smartphone users to find a partner by swiping on a picture, launched a premium, paid subscription version of the service Monday Smartphone dating app Tinder launched a premium paid subscription version on Monday, but drew criticism over a pricing system that charges older...
  • Google teams up with MyGov to build PMO mobile app Yesterday

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google will help MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government of India, to launch a nationwide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), a company statement said here on Monday. "Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the...
  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered 'Freak' security bug; Google says has already pushed a patch Yesterday

    Boston: Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android...
  • Indian Railways launches the country's first customer complaint mobile app 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Monday became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system (Coms). The Coms comprises the mobile app, an online portal backed by a centralised grievance redressal monitoring system...
  • PM Modi pitches for innovation in I-T sector for economic progress 3 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on the importance of innovation in the I-T sector for national economic progress. Addressing the silver jubilee of the The National Association of Software and Services companies in the national capital, Modi said, "Connectivity is one of the factors which affects GDP. Better and faster...
  • A free app that makes solving maths questions easier 5 days ago

    Zagreb: Damir Sabol, Croatian computer expert and entrepreneur, was helping his son with his maths homework when he had an idea. "I found it a bit tedious, all those additions and multiplications, so I reckoned, 'We already have intelligent software, why not make it deal with maths?'" Sabol said. The result was...
  • Google to show ads for apps in Android app store; strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones, tablets 6 days ago

    California: Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most...
  • Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil 6 days ago

    Sao Paulo: A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier this month, though the service has continued to operate normally. The newspaper...
  • Opera offers new feature for free access to mobile apps 1 week ago

    Frankfurt: Norway's Opera, whose browser software has helped mobile operators sign up millions of users for free or low-cost Internet access, said on Tuesday it was introducing features that let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps. Opera Max was first introduced last year for Android smartphone users to download...
  • Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' Whatsapp group for women safety February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday launched 'Himmat' Whatsapp and Hike groups for women safety that will assist the force to effectively communicate with women in need of help. The facility will be available on mobile number 8800001091. Women travelling by public transport can now send photographs and other details of the...
  • Your mobile phone data is at risk of being compromised February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers' data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said today. The failure of mobile application developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities could potentially impact millions of mobile phone...
  • A new app that predicts where parking spaces can be found using real-time data from mobile phones February 24, 2015

    When it comes to helping drivers, there's no shortage of in-car technology from GPS navigation to collision-warning systems. But now start-ups are tackling a perennial source of frustration - finding a parking space. With the parking industry worth $25 billion a year in the United States and more than twice that...
  • Here's what all go into making a smartphone app popular February 24, 2015

    Washington: With more than 1,200 apps being released daily, an Indian-origin researcher and his colleague have discovered a number of ways to determine which smartphone apps will be the most successful. "More than 1,200 apps are released each day, and we found a number of ways to determine which ones...
  • Apple's second OS X 10.10.3 pre-release update for testers includes new Emoji set, latest Photos app February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple has rolled out its second OS X 10.10.3 for testers that includes an updated version of Photos app which is the iPhoto replacement. A report in 9to5Mac stated that the new OS, slated for a consumer release later this spring, will have tweaked ways in which special Emoji...
  • New YouTube Kids app goes live in US; allows parental control for safer browsing by children February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: YouTube has officially rolled out its YouTube Kids app in the US that makes web browsing easier and safer for the little ones. The first ever Google product for the young has a simpler design with larger images and bold icons that makes it easier for even 4-year-olds to...
  • How Google Street View helps make data collection for research easy February 23, 2015

    Washington: A team of US scientists has created a web application that speeds up researchers' data collection. The app called Computer Assisted Neighbourhood Visual Assessment System (CANVAS) literally eliminates the costly and time-consuming aspects of conducting research. Researchers used the app to rate 150 different features of neighbourhoods in major metropolitan cities...
  • A new app that can diagnose obesity, smoking and depression February 20, 2015

    Washington: A new smartphone app equipped with evidence-based guidelines may help better diagnose patients with chronic health issues such as obesity, smoking and depression, a new study has found. Mobile devices loaded with a custom app that prompts clinicians to follow evidence-based guidelines to make treatment decisions and document care plans...
  • YouTube Kids for children to be launched on February 23; will come with parental controls, big icons, minimal scrolling February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for download from February 23 and will feature kid-friendly design, with big icons and...
  • Yahoo devises new strategy to catch up with rivals February 20, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo is giving away a toolkit for managing mobile apps in a move aimed at reaping more revenue from smartphones and tablets as CEO Marissa Mayer scrambles to catch up to the Internet company's rivals. The strategy will enable Yahoo Inc. to distribute ads in other mobile apps besides...
  • BlackBerry users can now use Android apps February 20, 2015

    Toronto: BlackBerry rolled out a major software update on Thursday, allowing users of its entire suite of BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Z10, Q10 and Z30 to access Android applications, and a host of other features, including Blend. The company said the BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 gives users the ability...
  • Facebook developing virtual reality versions of its apps February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook is soon going to come up with its version of apps in virtual reality, which will let users share their current environment with others through an app. According to a report from The Verge, Facebook's head of product, Chris Cox at Recode's Code Media conference in Dana...
  • A new app that analyses your personality based on your tweets February 18, 2015

    London: A new app that can predict your personality by analysing your tweets has been developed. The computer application, developed by psychotherapist Sandra Scott in the UK, is based on an algorithm that looks for keywords and expressions of emotion to put people into different categories. Researchers using the app found...
  • This new app can help avert suicidal thoughts February 18, 2015

    New York: A new phone app launched recently can help people ward off suicidal tendencies. The Broome HOPE app shows people how to recognise warning signs and start a conversation, according to media reports. The app helps users recognise the warning signs of suicide and allows them to immediately connect to the...
  • A new app that forecasts air pollution in Delhi, Pune February 18, 2015

    Pune: India's earth sciences ministry has launched the country's first air quality mobile application to provide the forecast for air quality and corresponding health advisories in real time. The service is presently for Delhi and Pune. Available on Android at present, SAFAR-AIR will provide current and one to three day forecast...
  • An app that helps women tackle abusive behaviour in relationships February 16, 2015

    Melbourne: A mobile phone app has been created to help young women understand the signs of controlling and abusive behaviour in relationships. The iMatter app is designed to teach women about intimate partner violence and build resilience, ABC Online reported. Users can share the content and use the app as a personal...
  • Goodbye GTalk: Google to shut down Google Talk Windows app today February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-used Google Talk application for Windows (also referred to as GTalk or GChat), that had been ignored by Google for quite some time now, is finally shutting shop. Google had been alerting users that the Google Talk app for Windows will stop working on February 16, 2014....
  • New app that lets you track time of nearly anything you want February 13, 2015

    Pune: If you are obsessed with using technology to better understand yourself, here is an app called Instant 2.0 for you developed by Pune-based security consultant Shashwat Pradhan. The app, now available on Android, tracks nearly everything you want to record, including phone usage, app usage, fitness activity and travelling. The app...