APPS

  • Google rolling out Android 5.1.1 to fix camera issues in Android 5.1 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Within a month of its latest Android 5.1 OS rollout, Google has started issuing new releases to patch bugs in the system. Users of the Nexus 5 and 6 have raised complaints about the smartphones' camera apps malfunctioning after they updated to the latest Android operating system. The latest release...
  • Viber crosses 40 million user mark in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Instant messaging player Viber has crossed 40 million user mark in India- its largest user base globally. "We have crossed 40 million registered users, and India is now our biggest market. It's a key milestone for us and this is a clear sign of the surging popularity of the...
  • ICICI, HDFC Bank develop 'watchbanking' apps for Apple Watch 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Even before Apple's keenly awaited watch hits the domestic shores, the country's two biggest private lenders have announced applications for the device. ICICI Bank Executive director Rajiv Sabharwal today announced that bank has developed an application that is compatible with Apple watch. He claimed ICICI Bank is the first bank...
  • Facebook now has 1.44 billion monthly active users 2 days ago

    New York: Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets. On that front, the company is doing fine - better, even, than it has in previous quarters. But the rate of its overall revenue...
  • Microsoft Outlook for Android now available for download 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In January, Microsoft released its Outlook app for iOS along with a preview version for Android. After updating Outlook for Android 17 times during this time, the app is finally out of preview and polished for a full rollout. Outlook notes in its blog that its Android version has...
  • Chef Sanjeev Kapoor plans new food apps, 20 more restaurants 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor is taking his kitchen savvy up a technological notch by launching two new mobile food applications. A book on curries and forgotten recipes is also on the agenda for the veteran chef. "We are working on a recipe-based mobile application which is a complete...
  • WhatsApp voice calling finally comes to iOS 4 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp's iOS users will finally be able to place calls over the Internet with the company's latest free calling feature which is now being extended to the Apple platform. Only a few weeks back, calling on WhatsApp was rolled out for the messaging app's Android users and now the...
  • Railways to launch App on Wednesday for paperless ticketing in unreserved segment 4 days ago

    New Delhi: From Wednesday rail commuters can use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. "We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application tomorrow," said a senior Railway Ministry official. Having booked a ticket using the...
  • Uber must face lawsuit claiming bias against blind riders 4 days ago

    New York: Uber Technologies must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. In a decision late Friday night, US Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California, said the plaintiffs could pursue a claim...
  • This new app will help you delete your old, offensive posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Today employers have gone tech-friendly while hiring new candidates. They read your resume later and look you up on the social media first. Have a potentially offensive history of social media posts? Put your worries to rest for a new app is here to help you. The new app,...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi police is planning a full-fledged roll-out for its app which registers FIRs online in motor vehicle theft cases, after its trial run went smoothly. Fifteen cases were lodged since the app's trial run which began on Thursday and Delhi police top brass are planning a grand event to...
  • Windows 10 Phone Maps app will now also help you find things to do 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Maps are, well, just maps. They help you find a route to your destination and gauge traffic. But, Microsoft is aiming to bring in more functionality to its mobile maps than just helping you locate places. The software giant is updating its map app, which will now be...
  • WhatsApp now lets you backup conversations to Google Drive. Here's how you can do it 6 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its Android app that lets you backup your conversations to Google Drive, a feature that had been long requested by users. While there already had been an offline conversation backup option, the online backup feature is more convenient. It is available...
  • Microsoft finally brings touch-friendly Office apps to Windows phones April 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps...
  • WhatsApp for Android gets a new look: 5 design changes in the restyled app April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The WhatsApp for Android app has got a new design. While the redesigned app is not yet available to download from the Google Play store, you can get an early look at it by downloading the latest build (Version 2.12.41) of the app from the company's official site....
  • Apple Watch to include Line messaging app April 17, 2015

    Tokyo: Apple's highly anticipated smartwatch will feature a Line Messaging application, the system used on the iPhone, enabling the watch to receive new messages and reply with "stickers" and "emoticons", Line's spokesperson in Japan confirmed to Efe news agency on Thursday. The new Apple Watch, set to hit stores on April...
  • Did WhatsApp introduce a blink-and-you-miss-it feature? April 16, 2015

    The WhatsApp Android has just received a makeover that is congruent with Google's material design principles.The new WhatsApp for Android is currently available on the official WhatsApp website and is expected to roll out via Google Play soon.While much of the new features that the latest build of WhatsApp for...
  • Meerkat, Twitter's Periscope rival, announces beta release of Android app April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Live-streaming app Meerkat has announced its plans to launch the app for Android. The Android app will initially be available to select users in beta phase before the company rolls it out to all. "We're opening up Meerkat for Android to external beta testers! Sign up," announced the...
  • Yahoo all set to launch its first mobile messaging app; likely to take on Skype, Snapchat, Meerkat April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Under the leadership of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo is set to unveil its first major consumer product which is said to be a messaging app that would combine live videos and text. The app will pull elements from apps like Meerkat, YouNow, Skype, and Snapchat. A report on The...
  • Google rolls out Android for Work app April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring in more security to work data and allowing the flexibility to get work done on Android devices, Google has finally rolled out its Android for Work app providing users with the option to separate office data from personal data on their devices. The...
  • Google's new handwriting input tool lets you draw emojis, text on Android devices April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has extended its handwriting input tool to Android apps and users with the 4.0.3 version of the Android software will now be able to put text into any app by writing onto the device screens. The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 distinct scripts and the interesting...
  • Facebook tests new Messenger app feature that brings back 'away' status messages April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook has brought a new feature to its Messenger service for mobile that brings back the 'away' status option to let your friends know what were you doing when you were away from the device for a while. The feature, is a kind of away message that a user...
  • WhatsApp for Android gets a new design, and here's how you can get it April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is on an update spree. After introducing the much-awaited voice calling feature, WhatsApp has now revamped the app for Android with a new design. The latest WhatsApp build (Version 2.12.41) that brings with it a new layout design and fresh icons, among other...
  • Google's new program will develop family-friendly apps April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Google Play has introduced a new program for developers to design apps which are family-friendly. The 'Designed for Families' program is Google's aim at developing apps that are focused on families and children. Developers will be required to carefully tailor their apps to provide high quality, age appropriate...
  • A new app that makes you look slimmer April 13, 2015

    London: A new smartphone app promises to make you slimmer and smarter and that too without any interventions in your workout schedule! Actually, the new "Visualize You" app is designed to encourage weight loss by processing your portrait-style photograph and generating an image of what you would look like minus 10...
  • Now, control your smartphone by stroking your hair April 13, 2015

    London: A new technology invented in Brazil allows people to control their smartphones by activating sensors hidden in their hair. The technology called Hairware, invented by Katia Vega of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, uses a hair-wearable switch that can discreetly activate apps by touching it a...
  • Facebook, Google dominate smartphone apps April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook and Google apps are dominant on smartphones in the US, according to a new finding by comScore. comScore's latest smartphone app ratings have found that several Facebook and Google-owned apps feature in the top 15 spots. Among US smartphone users age 18 and up, 71.2 per cent had the...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'All Bank Balance Enquiry' app April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank said it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp purportedly to facilitate checking...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'all bank balance enquiry app' April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank on Saturday said that it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp...
  • Microsoft's new app for Android lets you control Powerpoint presentations with your phone April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has silenty introduced a new app for Android that lets users control Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files on their Bluetooth-enabled PC from their Android phone. Named Office Remote, the new app turns your phone into a smart remote that interacts with Microsoft Office on your PC. The app...