MOBILE APPS

  • Railways to launch App on Wednesday for paperless ticketing in unreserved segment 1 week 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...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch April 19, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Airtel now won't charge users for certain apps; data charges to be brone by app providers April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid by the application providers. "Akin to the established concept of toll-free voice calling, Airtel Zero will allow everyone from big...
  • Free mobile apps could adversely affect your phone. Here's why April 2, 2015

    Washington: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. When compared to apps without ads, the researchers found that apps with ads use an average of 16 per cent more energy. That...
  • Former Beats Music CEO launches a new music competition app March 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true. The talent competition app "Chosen" from David Hyman, the former CEO of Beats Music, is launching for invitees on Apple devices. "We...
  • Mobile app downloads may grow six-fold in India by 2015: Report March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: India's mobile app downloads are expected to grow six fold by 2015, according to a KPMG report on media and entertainment industry. India has been the fastest growing mobile app market in 2014, a trend that continues from the previous year. "It is foretasted that mobile app downloads will...
  • A new app that monitors health status of your heart March 28, 2015

    Thane: A team of doctors here have developed a mobile application through which the health status of heart could be monitored at any time of the day by calculating the risks and giving recommendations on how to avert heart conditions in future. The mobile application, named 'Heart Health Meter' (HHM App),...
  • This 'smart' cookie jar lets you grab a cookie only when you achieve your set goals March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on the reward-punishment strategy to help individuals achieve their goals, a new 'smart jar' unlocks only when you deserve the treat inside it. Brainchild of Kitchen Safe inventors Ryan Sang and David Krippendorf, the kSafe jar can lock up goodies till the time you complete a goal which...
  • Delhi Police's women safety application 'Himmat' now for iPhone users March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's'Himmat' mobile app for women's safety, available only on android smartphones till now, was on Thursday launched for iPhone users and can be downloaded from the Apple App store. However, a similar initiative launched in the form of Himmat WhatsApp and Hike group number 8800001091 where women can...
  • Adobe's new PDF subscription service to come with e-signature feature, mobile tools March 17, 2015

    New York: Adobe, the company behind the ubiquitous PDF format for documents, is touting electronic-signature and mobile capabilities in a new subscription package aimed at helping individuals and businesses manage their documents. Tuesday's announcement of Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud comes as people have more options for creating their own...
  • MyGov-Google launch nationwide contest to develop PMO app March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government along with online search giant Google launched on Wednesday a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here. Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. "This is...
  • Google teams up with MyGov to build PMO mobile app March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google will help MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government of India, to launch a nationwide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), a company statement said here on Monday. "Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the...
  • PM Modi pitches for innovation in I-T sector for economic progress March 2, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on the importance of innovation in the I-T sector for national economic progress. Addressing the silver jubilee of the The National Association of Software and Services companies in the national capital, Modi said, "Connectivity is one of the factors which affects GDP. Better and faster...
  • Yahoo devises new strategy to catch up with rivals February 20, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo is giving away a toolkit for managing mobile apps in a move aimed at reaping more revenue from smartphones and tablets as CEO Marissa Mayer scrambles to catch up to the Internet company's rivals. The strategy will enable Yahoo Inc. to distribute ads in other mobile apps besides...
  • A mobile app that can detect epileptic attacks February 6, 2015

    Tokyo:Japanese researchers have developed a system for smartphones that alerts epileptics at least 30 seconds before a seizure helping patients take precautions in the nick of time and avoid injuries. A team from Kyoto University which developed the system is collaborating with Kumamoto University and Tokyo Medical and Dental University to...
  • Ideas 2015: More friendly apps January 11, 2015

    In this special show, we bring you the ideas that could define year '2015'. ...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • 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...