Apps

  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone Yesterday

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows Phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services...
  • Facebook launches Internet.org app to let users access basic Internet services for free Yesterday

    New York: Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free....
  • Vinod Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring the doctor to the patient - digitally 2 days ago

    San Francisco: HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally? On Wednesday, the Palo Alto-based startup, which is backed by investor Vinod Khosla, introduced a virtual-consult service called HealthTap Prime. Consumers can...
  • Microsoft to roll out Cortana, its Siri competitor, for users in India 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the UK. The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognising app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that...
  • BJP to launch multimedia messaging service like WhatsApp for local body elections 2 days ago

    The BJP plans to launch a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp before the scheduled local body elections. "We are developing a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp to be called Bhajapa Samvad Setu," a senior office bearer of the BJP's state level information technology cell said...
  • Instagram launches new messaging app Bolt, lets users tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video 2 days ago

    New York: Social network Instagram has launched its messaging app called Bolt which makes sending visuals easy. The easy to use app allows you to tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video. Undoing a send is done by shaking your phone. For now, Bolt is...
  • App downloads in India likely to cross 9 billion by 2015: Study 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Riding on the back of spiralling usage of mobile devices, the number of app downloads in India is expected to surpass the 9 billion mark by 2015, according to an Assocham-Deloitte joint study. In 2012, the number of app downloads in India stood at 1.56 billion. The study, which was...
  • Facebook forcing all users to download the messenger app 3 days ago

    Washington: Soon, you will be "forced" to download and use Facebook messenger app as you log on to the popular social networking site. According to a report in Techcrunch, users in Europe were required to use the Messenger since April but the new rule will now apply to users across the...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad 4 days ago

    Though Windows Phone smartphones are nowhere close to being a credible competitor to Apple's iPhone, but Microsoft does see its personal assistant app Cortana as a credible answer to Siri. In this new ad Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri to highlight the features that Apple's personal assistant lacks. ...
  • BJP launches app to connect Delhi MPs with voters 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With a view to ensuring better governance through technology, BJP on Monday launched a mobile phone app for Delhi which citizens can use to connect with their local MPs and register complaints and offer feedback. Launching the initiative, BJP President Amit Shah said it would help in the early...
  • Imoji: A new app that lets you convert your mugshots into personalised emoticons 4 days ago

    New York: Tired of seeing the same yellow-faced smileys? In an age of selfies, how can emojis be far behind? A new iPhone app is here to turn your mugshot into a personalised emoticon. All you have to do is to download the new app, called Imoji, which lets you turn...
  • PoochO users claim app to locate, hire autorickshaws in Delhi faulty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: An application to hire autorickshaws in Delhi which was launched this month with much fanfare has been downloaded on over 10,000 smartphones so far, but most users complain that the contact numbers of drivers provided were incorrect. "I downloaded this app ('Pooch-O') after I read about it in the...
  • Singer Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app 1 week ago

    New York: The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis. HP denied liability in agreeing to settle with Checker, whose given name is Ernest...
  • An Android app that turns your phone into a mosquito repellent 1 week ago

    Washington: Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite. Called "Mosquito Repellent", it will repel mosquitoes by emitting high frequency sounds that mosquitoes hate. You can also track the amount of bugs in your area and view maps where they...
  • Facetune image retouching app now available on Android July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Facetune, a popular image editing app on iOS is now available for Android users. Lightricks, the company behind the app, says that the app "allows users to achieve the most professional-looking results without complicated or expensive software." The Facetune app is available on Google Play for Rs 190. The app...
  • Members of 'piracy groups' SnappzMarket, Appbucket, Applanet accused of pirating Android apps July 22, 2014

    San Francisco: US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were levelled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. "Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative...
  • Yahoo buying app and analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business July 22, 2014

    New York: Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets. The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa...
  • mCouple: An app that can expose a cheating partner July 21, 2014

    London: Have a doubt that your husband is having an extramarital affair? Get this app and track every detail of his digital life. Developed by London-based firm mSpy, mCouple has to be downloaded strictly with consent from the partner. The app gives you access to your partner's every call, text and e-mail. It...
  • ABVP launches mobile app to reach out to tech-savvy youths July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to the tech-savvy young generation, BJP's students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched its own mobile app. The app has been named 'ABVP' and is available free on Google playstore for android users. "The aim of the app is too encourage more...
  • How the single-message app 'Yo' found fame and fortune July 19, 2014

    San Francisco: A messaging app that allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune. San Francisco-based startup Yo, which got its start in Tel Aviv and moved to California after becoming a hit in Israel, boasted new backers on Friday as reports estimated its...
  • Messaging app Line files for IPO valued over $10 billion: Source July 15, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp applied for an initial public offering (IPO) valued at over 1 trillion yen ($9.85 billion) around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. Line, owned by South Korea's Naver Corp, has hired Nomura...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "Pooch-O", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "Pooch-O", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • Amazon sued over purchases by kids using mobile apps July 12, 2014

    Washington: The US government sued Amazon.com for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village." The lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to make the online retailer...
  • A new smartphone app that can help save lives of kids with heart conditions July 10, 2014

    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 app to...
  • After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line July 7, 2014

    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 to...
  • A new app that can help you check your stress level July 7, 2014

    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 small external...
  • A new app that turn your selfies into funny stickers; available for free on Android, iOS July 6, 2014

    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. This app...
  • Tinder dating app co-founder suspended after sexual harassment suit July 2, 2014

    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 sex...
  • A smartphone app to help you cure your smartphone addiction July 1, 2014

    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 June 30, 2014

    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 lets...