IOS

  • Facebook tests new Messenger app feature that brings back 'away' status messages 3 days ago

    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...
  • Apple's new iOS update brings Indian English support for Siri April 10, 2015

    New York: The latest update for Apple's iOS operating system from iPhones and iPads now provides Indian English support to its digital personal assistant Siri marking the country's growing importance as a market for the firm. The US-based tech giant released the latest update, which among other upgrades included improved performance,...
  • Google's Android Wear coming to iPhone, that is, if Apple allows it to April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: At the time when Apple is all geared up for its Watch to go on sale, comes news that rival Google is working to make its competing Android Wear platform available on the iPhone. But then, that is subject to Apple's approval. If approved, Apple risks an even...
  • Apple releases iOS 8.3 with over 300 new emojis, Siri in more languages April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple has finally rolled out its iOS version 8.3 to the public that promises host of new emojis , Siri support for more languages, among other improvements in the interface. The iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch includes more than 300 new emojis that include racially diverse...
  • A new app that reminds patients to take medicines on time March 30, 2015

    Mumbai: A mobile application which can remind patients to take medicines on time and also serve as their healthcare manager has been launched by a healthcare company. The app, 'MyHealthSaverz', developed by HealthSaverz, is available on mobile phones operating on Android and iOS platforms, company's executive said. MyHealthSaverz, which is free to...
  • New BBM Protected service offers secure exchange of IM chats on BlackBerry, iOS, Android phones March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of the Freak attacks and resulting concerns about digital privacy, BlackBerry has decided to offer a secure server for its BBM enterprise users across platforms to exchange messages through a new IM service. The BBM Protected for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry phones uses encryption keys which...
  • IF by IFTTT review: If This Then That. Why would you need anything after that? March 20, 2015

    IF, by IFTTT, is one app that makes the tedious task of handling multiple apps easy. From uploading the same picture across social media platforms to automating work anniversary wishes on LinkedIn, IF handles it all smoothly at the touch of a 'recipe.' This week making to our App Review series...
  • Now, send money to your friends through Facebook Messenger March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Facebook said it is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money through it. Users can tap or click a dollar icon in a new chat window to send money to their friends, after they link a Visa or MasterCard debit card...
  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service; expected to be announced in June: Report March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple's much-hinted-at TV service may soon become a reality as the iPhone maker is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such...
  • This new app can 'clean' cuss words from your favourite e-books March 17, 2015

    Washington: If you want to read a best-selling novel, but don't like the cuss words in it, this app is for you. The new app called Clean Reader scans books to get rid of any words readers might find "offensive". It comes with three settings - "clean", "cleaner" and "squeaky clean"....
  • Microsoft seen as gaining in cooling tablet market March 14, 2015

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday. IDC said it expects tablet sales growth of just 2.1 per cent this year, after an increase of 4.4 per...
  • Nokia launches free Here maps for Apple users March 13, 2015

    Helsinki: Nokia says it has started providing mapping services for free download in Apple's App Store, after a successful launch of the service on Android devices. The Here offline maps, with navigation and search features covering more than 150 countries, is immediately available for devices using the iOS operating system, such...
  • Fotor app for iOS review: Handy, simple to use photo-editor that gives you pro-like results March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Beginning this week is our regular 'App Review' series, in which we will try to bring you an in-depth analysis of popular and the not-so-popular smartphone apps to enable you to make an informed choice before buying or downloading them. This week it is a photo-editing app,...
  • Amazon to bring its premium mobile games to iPhones, iPads March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced that it is bringing its premium games to Apple and Fire devices, which include four different Amazon Game Studios titles. The games include the horror game Lost Within, colorful sci-fi adventure Tales From Deep Space, the haunted adventure game Til Morning's Light, and the arcade game...
  • Google's updated Gmail for iOS lets you reply to emails directly from notifications March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS and now users will be able to reply to the emails or archive them right from the notification prompt. Users can take the same actions by swiping the lock screen whenever the Gmail notifications are received. The updated version 4.0 of...
  • This online dating app is Tinder-style, custom-built for India March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A new online dating app, TrulyMadly, which is based on Tinder has been custom-built for India keeping its social and cultural nuances in consideration. The app has been developed to cater to the 18-26 year-old Indian demographic and similar to Tinder, it allows for private conversations. However, as the...
  • BlackBerry plans to broaden its cross-platform strategy; to provide its security, productivity, communication tools to iOS, Android, Windows devices March 2, 2015

    Toronto: BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid...
  • HTC Grip: HTC launches its first fitness tracking band for the serious athletes at $199 March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Along with its latest HTC One M9 dual-tone smartphone, the company also rolled out its HTC Grip fitness band in collaboration with the Under Armour Record app for iOS and Android at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The digital fitness tracking band for the serious athletes has...
  • Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race with 81.5% market share February 25, 2015

    Washington: Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 per cent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday. Despite Apple's late surge on its newly released iPhones, the California giant saw its market share for the year drop...
  • Are Apple's yet-to-be-released racially diverse emojis racist? February 25, 2015

    Washington: Smiley emoji, sad emoji, hearts emoji, and now, for the first time, racially diverse emoji. Apple is preparing to release non-white faces in its line-up of the cartoon faces used to liven up text and email messages, news reports said. In its next update of the icons, the faces...
  • Apple to launch first-ever public beta test for iOS 8.3 in mid-March February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking lessons from its glitchy iOS 8 rollout last year, Apple is planning to launch its first-ever public beta program for its updated iOS 8.3. The tech giant intends to release the iOS 8.3, codenamed Stowe, as a public beta via Apple's existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, similar...
  • New smartband for kids turns anything they touch into a toy February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A new wearable turns anything that kids touch or hold into toys. The Moff Band is a smart slap-on wristband that turns things like air guitars into reality, complete with sound. Powered by an accelerometer and creativity, a wave of the arms sounds like hitting a drum kit while...
  • 'Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates in enterprise segment' February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates the enterprise segment with about 64 per cent share worldwide in 2014, followed by Android with 27 per cent and Windows at 9 per cent, a report by virtualisation solutions firm Citrix said today. "iOS remains the dominant mobile platform in the enterprise at...
  • Here's why you really don't need to subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 February 12, 2015

    New York: Just as I was warming up to choosing a Microsoft Office 365 subscription over making a one-time software purchase, Microsoft started giving away a lot of subscription benefits for free. The company now offers Word, Excel and others at no cost on most mobile devices. It's a smart move...
  • Google I/0 2015 will take place on May 28-29; registrations to open on March 17 February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has announced the dates for its annual developers' conference - I/O 2015. The event will be held from May 28-29 at Moscone West Convention Centre in San Francisco. Registrations for the event will begin on March 17 and will remain open until March 19. "Make sure you have...
  • A new app that lets users duplicate keys just by taking a photo February 9, 2015

    New York: A New York-based firm, KeyMe, has developed an iOS app that helps users duplicate their keys by simply taking a photo and uploading it to the cloud. One needs to take a picture of their home, office or car key which is then uploaded to the company's system....
  • 'Kim Kardashian' game maker Glu creating Katy Perry game for Android, iOS devices February 5, 2015

    New York: Glu Mobile, the developer of the popular "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" game, said it will develop a new mobile game with singer Katy Perry. The San Francisco company said that the game will include Perry's voice and likeness. It plans to launch the game in late 2015 on Apple and...
  • Microsoft launches Outlook app for rival Android, iOS January 31, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft launched an Outlook app for rival handsets running on Apple's iOS and Google's Android, ramping up its software services efforts. The move will allow users of iPhones, iPads and Android-powered smartphones and tablets to more easily access the email service popular with many businesses. "The new Outlook app brings together...
  • Google launches voice-guided lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android, iOS January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tech giant Google launched a lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android and iOS devices in India offering users voice-guided instructions signalling the lane they should stay in or move while navigating. Google currently offers lane guidance in more than 10 countries globally, including the US, Canada and...
  • Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015 December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year,...