MOBILE APPS

  • Facebook Groups app: A new way for Facebook users to manage their existing groups, discover new ones November 19, 2014

    New York: Facebook has launched a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook has been working to expand its presence on people's mobile devices by creating - and buying...
  • A new app that helps you spot fake designer clothes November 15, 2014

    New York: A Japanese company, NEC Corporation, has come up with a smartphone app to spot knock-offs with a single close-up picture. Aimed at retailers more than individual shoppers, the NEC application will have pictures of products in its database taken with a special magnifying lens, the Wall Street Journal reported. The...
  • Twitter considers creating new mobile apps, improving messaging November 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter is considering creating additional mobile applications beyond its core messaging service and ways of making it easier for newcomers to use its service, as it vies with Facebook Inc and other social media for smartphone users. Shares of Twitter were up more than 6 per cent at $42.14...
  • A new mobile app that can analyse your speech, mental health November 2, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app can analyse your speech and use it to gain information about your mental health, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Maryland in US showed that certain vocal features change as patients' feelings of depression worsen. Rather than relying solely on patients' self-reports, the app could monitor...
  • A new app that helps people addicted to smartphones limit their phone usage November 2, 2014

    London: Getting distracted by your smartphone? An app called Offtime helps you get rid of apps and notifications at a time when you need to focus on important work. The app also prevents people from contacting you unless in an emergency. Offtime was developed by a Berlin-based psychologist Alexander Steinhart, who recently...
  • Truedialer: Truecaller's new app gives details of outgoing calls October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Phone directory application Truecaller has launched a new app, Truedialer, which offers users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected. The app is available for download on Google Play store. Truedialer gives instant access to relevant information about contacts that users are trying to dial, it said...
  • A new smartphone app that detects text and reads it aloud for visually impaired people September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app...
  • Snapchat Discovery: Snapchat's new service will let users read publications, watch video clips; may come in November August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Californiabased company is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery,...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women's safety August 10, 2014

    Kanpur: Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here today. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women safety August 10, 2014

    Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here on Saturday. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • 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 twoyear reign of CEO Marissa...
  • 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...
  • Tourism Ministry launches a mobile app to help users explore 16 Indian cities June 28, 2014

    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 selfguided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Facebook's Slingshot: Not merely a Snapchat clone, there's more to it beyond just selfdestructive messages June 18, 2014

    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 selfdestructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws inevitable comparisons to Snapchat. Facebook even tried to buy Snapchat's maker...
  • Slingshot: Facebook's new Snapchatlike mobile app lets users send messages that selfdestruct after they are viewed June 18, 2014

    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 service...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline...
  • Students can now use mobile app to fill forms for Delhi University courses May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Students seeking to pursue undergraduate courses from Delhi University will now be able to fill forms through a mobile application that will provide all admissionrelated information. The androidbased mobile app DU UG admission 201415 was launched today by Deputy Dean Students Welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, who...
  • Students can now use mobile app to fill forms for DU courses May 28, 2014

    Students seeking to pursue undergraduate courses from Delhi University will now be able to fill forms through a mobile application that will provide all admissionrelated information. The androidbased mobile App, DU UG admission 201415, was launched on Wednesday by Deputy Dean Students Welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, who created it along with...
  • BreakFree: A new app that measures how addicted you are to your phone, reminds you to take breaks May 18, 2014

    Washington: An Indian couple has developed a new app to curb smartphone addiction which calculates the amount of time users spend on their phones and reminds them to take breaks. The BreakFree app measures how long you spend using apps, how often you unlock your phone and how much time...
  • Are Apple, Google, Amazon misleading customers by advertising mobile game apps as free? May 18, 2014

    Milan: US tech giants Apple, Google and Amazon and French game developer Gameloft are under investigation in Italy for alleged unfair commercial practices, the country's antitrust and competition authority said. The investigation will determine whether the four companies are misleading customers by advertising mobile game apps as free, when in fact...
  • VHP leader Togadia launches 'Blood 4 India' mobile app May 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia launched a dedicated mobile app for those citizens "who either want to donate or seek blood in emergency". During the launching ceremony, Togadia, who is also a cancer surgeon, claimed that the app called 'Blood 4 India' "will bridge a gap between donors and...
  • Google adds new ad feature to extend reach into mobile apps April 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Google will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones. The new advertising feature helps Google bridge the gap between the traditional public Web pages that have...
  • Indian Railways launches new mobile app to track train schedules April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones besides tracking its its position on a real time basis. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information and technology arm of railways, has launched a new mobile...
  • Facebook tests ads on other companies' mobile apps, to launch an ad network business January 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it is displaying ads from a small group of marketers on other companies' smartphone apps, the latest sign that the world's No. 1 online social network is closer to launching an ad network business. Facebook said that the test is currently limited to...
  • Now, a mobile app to detect skin cancer December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students. The application 'ClipOCamDerma' which can be used on any smartphone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur,...
  • Facebook expands ad service for app developers October 2, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is expanding an advertising service aimed at developers of smartphone and tablet apps, the social network's latest move to bolster its fastgrowing mobile business. Facebook's socalled mobile app ads which allow companies to promote their mobile apps to Facebook's 1.15 billion users will include new...
  • Free mobile app downloads to touch 239.95 billion globally by 2017 September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The number of free mobile app downloads is expected to hit 239.95 billion by 2017, while paidfor app downloads will touch 14.78 billion mark during the same period, research firm Gartner has said. According to the data available with Gartner, free mobile app downloads stood at 57.33 billion...
  • Yahoo to focus on developing mobile Internet apps July 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: With Internet users on mobile phones increasing rapidly in India, Yahoo is focusing on developing applications for this growing market, a senior company official said Saturday. Yahoo, which has its presence in almost all categories of Internet users' daily habits, plans to move its personalised experiences to mobile, said Hari...
  • Yahoo buys moviemaking app Qwiki, aims to increase presence in smartphone world July 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc said that it will buy Qwiki Inc, a mobile app for creating videos in Apple Inc's iPhone, as it tries to increase its presence in the world of smartphones and tablets. The company paid about $50 million for the deal, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources as saying. Terms...
  • LinkedIn redesigns Android, iPhone apps; to experiment with ads April 18, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn Corp introduced revamped mobile apps on Wednesday that give greater prominence to the stream of information shared by members of the professional social network and will for the first time allow the company to show ads to smartphone users. LinkedIn will begin showing advertisements within the mobile app's...