Apps

  • A new smartphone app that can help save lives of kids with heart conditions 10-07-2014 06:01 PM

    Washington: A new smartphone app that monitors the heart's rhythm and rate is being trialled at a US hospital to help kids with cardiovascular conditions. The app works with the AliveCor device - a smartphone cover with two metal plates on the back. The device can be used with the...
  • After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line 07-07-2014 04:56 PM

    Seoul: The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the US search engine does not dominate. Now, Lee Hae-jin is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed by a subsidiary in Japan...
  • A new app that can help you check your stress level 07-07-2014 03:25 PM

    New York: What if your smartphone can test your stress level on the go? With this new app, this will become a reality soon. Researchers are working on a smartphone app that will test your stress level easily and cost-effectively. How will it work? Users will collect their saliva with...
  • A new app that turn your selfies into funny stickers; available for free on Android, iOS 06-07-2014 11:50 AM

    Tokyo: Want to share your face with friends at various social networking sites without them losing interest in you? Try this app that turns your selfies into stickers. Developed by Japanese firm Line Corporation, which owns the popular Line instant messaging app, the "Line Selfie Sticker", combines selfies and stickers....
  • Tinder dating app co-founder suspended after sexual harassment suit 02-07-2014 10:28 AM

    San Francisco: IAC/InterActiveCorp has suspended a co-founder of its popular dating app Tinder in the wake of a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a female executive of the company. The lawsuit, filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Tinder's founders engaged in "atrocious sexual harassment and...
  • A smartphone app to help you cure your smartphone addiction 01-07-2014 05:17 PM

    London: Can't put your iPhone away for long? Here comes an app that can help you de-addict from your smartphone, freeing up more time for you to spend with your family and friends. Called Moment, the app can track how much you use your phone, and where you use it...
  • A new app that lets users take selfies from a distance of up to 3 metres 30-06-2014 05:42 PM

    Stockholm: Selfie fans, your life just got a little easier. A Swedish tech start-up has launched an app for Apple devices that lets people take photos of themselves without having to touch their screens. Using touchless technology which it says is ideal for taking "selfies" or "groupies", Crunchfish's GoCam app...
  • A new smartphone app that can help you curb your sedentary behaviour 29-06-2014 04:43 PM

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that monitors your sedentary behaviour and motivates you to get up and walk around. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease and mortality. The smartphone-based intervention developed by researchers at The Miriam...
  • Tourism Ministry launches a mobile app to help users explore 16 Indian cities 28-06-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities...
  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities 28-06-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities...
  • Yahoo Aviate: A new homescreen app for Android launched; available for free 24-06-2014 10:46 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo ramped up its move to mobile, grabbing for Android smartphone home screens with an Aviate application tuned to where people are. Yahoo bought Aviate early this year in a deal reported to be valued at about $80 million dollars. The software was subsequently honed with a test...
  • Job Search: LinkedIn launches new app for job seekers 22-06-2014 05:40 PM

    Washington: If you are a job seeker and a LinkedIn user, this app may just be for you. "Whether you are actively on the hunt for a new gig or just keeping an eye out, this new app comes packed with the core LinkedIn features you have come to rely...
  • Intel launches Pocket Avatars messaging app that caricatures a sender's expressions 20-06-2014 01:42 PM

    San Francisco: Intel is getting into voice instant messaging with a smartphone app that uses facial tracking technology to caricature a sender's expressions. Pocket Avatars was launched on Thursday by Mike Bell, an Intel senior executive whose job is to make sure the world's largest semiconductor maker is at the...
  • Line app urges password changes as Japan probes hacking 19-06-2014 04:09 PM

    Tokyo: Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, was urging people to change their passwords on Thursday as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of accounts. At least 303 cases of unauthorised access were confirmed between late May and June 14, including three...
  • BlackBerry to offer 2,40,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store for BB10 devices 19-06-2014 12:50 PM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumer-focused apps to its...
  • BlackBerry-Amazon deal gives BB10 users access to Amazon Appstore apps 19-06-2014 07:14 AM

    Ottawa: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Wednesday a deal with Amazon giving its users access to more than 240,000 software applications from the online retailer's Appstore. The deal triples the number of apps available on BlackBerry smartphones, including popular apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft....
  • A new app to help parents deal with kids' picky eating habits 18-06-2014 04:18 PM

    London: Researchers have developed a new app that helps parents understand why children are 'fussy' eaters and gives suggestions on how to improve mealtimes. Child feeding experts from Loughborough University in UK developed the app to help parents who report having a child who is a fussy eater. The app...
  • Facebook's Slingshot: Not merely a Snapchat clone, there's more to it beyond just self-destructive messages 18-06-2014 02:45 PM

    New York: Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws inevitable comparisons to Snapchat. Facebook even tried to buy Snapchat's...
  • Slingshot: Facebook's new Snapchat-like mobile app lets users send messages that self-destruct after they are viewed 18-06-2014 10:29 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company's latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network. The new app, dubbed Slingshot, allows users to sign up for the...
  • Trooclick: A new app that spots incorrect facts, other errors in news stories 17-06-2014 11:47 AM

    Washington: A new fact-checking app can catch 'glitches' in online news and highlight the most reliable stories for you to read. Trooclick is a browser plugin, developed by a team in Paris, that alerts you if an article you are reading contains 'glitches'. A glitch could be an incorrect fact,...
  • Domino's now lets you order pizza using voice commands, adds Siri-like virtual assistant to its Android, iPhone apps 17-06-2014 11:27 AM

    New York: The Domino's pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named "Dom," part of an ongoing to take business away from rivals and smaller pizza shops by offering more convenient ways...
  • New tool searches through apps to find what you need! 16-06-2014 05:23 PM

    Washington: A new kind of search engine can look inside apps on your smartphone to find what you need. A US-based company called Quixey is developing the search engine that can take in queries such as 'Best Thai restaurants in San Francisco' and produce a list of results that will...
  • Apps that help parents control children's usage of smartphones, tablets 16-06-2014 04:57 PM

    Toronto: Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and tablets among children has tripled since 2011, according to Common Sense Media, a San...
  • Messaging app Hike crosses 20 million users 16-06-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti SoftBank's free instant messaging application 'Hike' has crossed 20 million users mark, with 5 million added during the last three months. Bharti SoftBank (BSB) is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japan-based mobile communication and broadband services firm Softbank. The application, which was launched globally in...
  • Gay men using hook-up apps run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease 14-06-2014 04:18 PM

    Paris: Gay men who use smartphone apps to hunt for a sex partner nearby run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease than those meeting online or in bars, researchers said. Applications such as Grindr, Scruff and Recon use the smartphone's geolocation facility to help the user hook up...
  • Nokia partners with Airtel to offer free download of Android apps on Nokia XL 14-06-2014 12:42 PM

    Mumbai: Nokia said it has partnered with Airtel to offer six months of free download of Android applications on its newly launched Nokia XL phone. "To help our consumers experience these apps, we are offering free downloads on Airtel from the Nokia Store and several popular third-party apps stores," Nokia...
  • Google Fit: Google developing health data service; likely to be announced later this month 14-06-2014 10:52 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, Forbes reported. The new service, to be called Google Fit, will make its debut at the Internet company's developer conference...
  • Drchrono app: The 'first wearable health record' for Google Glass 13-06-2014 12:00 PM

    San Francisco: Google's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, California, based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it claims is the first...
  • Case registered against student for leaking RGPV examination paper 11-06-2014 11:59 PM

    A case has been registered against an engineering college student for allegedly leaking Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) examination paper on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, a police officer said on Wednesday. The case was registered against the student Rahul Sharma, based on a complaint by a private engineering college's...
  • Review: New Instagram tools give users more controls, but take away the simplicity of the app 11-06-2014 12:05 PM

    New York: I started using Instagram in late 2011 and was instantly hooked. I have always loved taking pictures but have felt overwhelmed by all the adjustment options offered by apps such as Snapseed and Camera+. Instagram made it easy. After snapping a picture, I could simply add a filter...