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  • A free app that makes solving maths questions easier 19 hours 11 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • People use Reddit to get online dating tips: Study February 13, 2015

    New York: Does signing up with an online dating site have a connection with Reddit membership? Many men and women head to Reddit after signing up for two popular dating web services, a new study has found. The study found that users on OKCupid and mobile-based Tinder aren't able to determine...
  • A new dating app that helps break the ice on first date with intelligent conversation February 12, 2015

    New York:At a loss of words on your first date? You won't be, thanks to a new dating app that sparks conversation. The new app, called Willow, is seeking a different approach. Instead of swiping left or right based on the first selfie you see, you're prompted to answer a set...
  • TCS, Singapore Airlines develop app for cabin crew to offer personalised service to passengers February 12, 2015

    Mumbai:Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has jointly developed a mobile app for cabin crew in partnership with Singapore Airlines. "The tablet-based mobile app - CrewCollab - delivers personalised customer service to automate and streamline in-flight process for cabin crew," the software major said in a statement here Wednesday. As the launch customer for...
  • A new app that lets you send pictures, messages to your friends' lock screens February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Locket has unveiled ScreenPop app that lets users send pictures or doodles right from their lock screens to others', without having to unlock the phone. With ScreenPop, one can simply take a picture from the lock screen and add text, emojis, or doodles and send it right across to...
  • Uber adds 'panic button', other safety features to its taxi-hailing app in India February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber Technologies added on Wednesday a panic button and tracking features to its taxi hailing app in India after the U.S.-based company was banned in New Delhi last year over rape allegations against one of its drivers. Uber's India app now has a "send status" feature to enable passengers...
  • Mobile apps as good as wearable devices to track physical activity February 11, 2015

    Washington: Smartphone apps can track an individual's physical activity just as accurately as wearable devices, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Researchers tested 10 of the top-selling smartphone apps and devices in the US by having 14 participants walk on a treadmill for 500 and 1,500 steps, each twice (for...
  • High school girls in Japan spend 7 hours a day on mobiles: Survey February 10, 2015

    Tokyo: High school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a new survey has found, with nearly 10 per cent of them putting in at least 15 hours. Boys of the same age average just over four hours mobile phone use a day,...
  • Google buys photo backup app Odysee to beef up picture-handling capabilities at Google+ February 10, 2015

    San Francisco: Google said that it has bought smartphone photo backup and sharing platform Odysee to beef up picture-handling capabilities at its online social network. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Odysee team will put its skills to work at Google+ social network, and those using the app have...