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  • Teenagers spend more time on WhatsApp than Facebook: Study Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • A new app that helps you spot fake designer clothes November 15, 2014

    New York: A Japanese company, NEC Corporation, has come up with a smartphone app to spot knock-offs with a single close-up picture. Aimed at retailers more than individual shoppers, the NEC application will have pictures of products in its database taken with a special magnifying lens, the Wall Street Journal reported. The...
  • Uber goes pre-paid in India, introduces Paytm virtual wallet payments November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The taxi-hailing app Uber has changed its payment method for Indian customers after new Reserve Bank of India regulations threatened its operations in the country. Passengers using an Uber taxi in India will now need to pre-pay for their rides through a virtual wallet linked to their bank cards, according...
  • Google launches standalone Messenger app for Android November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has released its new standalone messaging app for Android. Messenger from Google is a communications app that helps users send/receive SMS and MMS messages to/from any phone. Users can also send group texts as well as pictures, videos and audio messages to contacts. Messenger is supported on devices...
  • Twitter considers creating new mobile apps, improving messaging November 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter is considering creating additional mobile applications beyond its core messaging service and ways of making it easier for newcomers to use its service, as it vies with Facebook Inc and other social media for smartphone users. Shares of Twitter were up more than 6 per cent at $42.14...
  • Facebook Messenger userbase reaches 500 million per month November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook, which has over 1.3 billion users globally, now has about 500 million people using the messenger service every month. The US-based firm had originally started the messenger service as a chat feature on the website but later rolled it out as a standalone mobile app. "Messaging...
  • A new app that helps kids handle emergencies November 9, 2014

    New York: A new app called Monster Guard is out to teach children, through fun and games, how to handle emergencies. Created by the American Red Cross, the Monster Guard app is meant for children aged between 7 and 11. From fires to tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis, it teaches children how...
  • Google Inbox review: Meant to make your life easier, but is complicated November 6, 2014

    New York: My first reactions to Google's new email app, Inbox, boiled down to one part frustration, one part irritation. It's meant to make your life easier, but it's more complicated to use than Google's Gmail app. With Inbox, you keep your Gmail email address and contacts. The Inbox app adds...
  • Google launches new Gmail app for Android; to be soon available for users in India November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has updated its Gmail app for Android with a new look and a few other handy improvements. The updated Gmail app has not yet made its way to the Google India Play Store. Google is rolling out the redesigned app in a phased manner, and is expected...
  • A new app that claims to tell when you will die November 4, 2014

    Washington: Developers of a new app claim it can determine the date of your death by analysing data on your lifestyle, height, blood pressure, sleep and physical activity. The app, called Deadline, uses iPhone's Healthkit to "determine your date of expiration." Healthkit tool records statistical information, like the user's height and diastolic...
  • WhatsApp user base crosses 70 million mark in India November 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Mobile messenger service WhatsApp's user base in India has grown to 70 million active users, which is over a 10th of its global users, its business head Neeraj Arora said today. "We have 70 million active-users here who use the application at least once a month," Arora, a vice-president with...
  • A new mobile app that can analyse your speech, mental health November 2, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app can analyse your speech and use it to gain information about your mental health, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Maryland in US showed that certain vocal features change as patients' feelings of depression worsen. Rather than relying solely on patients' self-reports, the app could monitor...
  • A new app that helps people addicted to smartphones limit their phone usage November 2, 2014

    London: Getting distracted by your smartphone? An app called Offtime helps you get rid of apps and notifications at a time when you need to focus on important work. The app also prevents people from contacting you unless in an emergency. Offtime was developed by a Berlin-based psychologist Alexander Steinhart, who recently...
  • BBM users can now delete messages from chats, send self-destructing messages November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone maker BlackBerry has introduced new privacy and control features for its messaging app BBM, allowing users to delete messages from chats and share pictures for short duration of time. Similar to popular photo messaging app Snapchat, BBM will now allow users to set a timer for controlling how...
  • Truedialer: Truecaller's new app gives details of outgoing calls October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Phone directory application Truecaller has launched a new app, Truedialer, which offers users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected. The app is available for download on Google Play store. Truedialer gives instant access to relevant information about contacts that users are trying to dial, it said...
  • Google Fit: Google launches health and fitness tracking app October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: With the view to help you improve your fitness, Google has launched a new fitness app. Named Google Fit, the app lets you track your activity. Google Fit uses sensors already built in to your Android phone to automatically detect walking, biking and running. You can also set...
  • A new app that helps you water your lawn October 28, 2014

    Washington: If you find watering your lawn a bit troublesome, here is an app to make your task easier. The new app, Rachio Iro, aims to greatly simplify things by allowing you to set up and tweak complex lawn irrigation schemes. Rachio Iro simplifies the process of sprinkling your lawn, and it...
  • Delhi Police registers 5.5 lakh reports via mobile app October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 5.5 lakh people have used a Delhi Police app for registering complaints for loss or theft of items like mobile phones, passports and PAN cards since its launch in February. According to police, the 'Delhi Police Lost Report' app is aimed at sparing the people the...
  • Facebook launches Rooms app, attempts to bring back the anonymous chatroom October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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...