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  • Google rolls out Android for Work app April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring in more security to work data and allowing the flexibility to get work done on Android devices, Google has finally rolled out its Android for Work app providing users with the option to separate office data from personal data on their devices. The...
  • Google's new program will develop family-friendly apps April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Google Play has introduced a new program for developers to design apps which are family-friendly. The 'Designed for Families' program is Google's aim at developing apps that are focused on families and children. Developers will be required to carefully tailor their apps to provide high quality, age appropriate...
  • 'Ok Google' Trusted Voice smart lock feature rolling out to Android Lollipop users April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's Trusted Voice smart lock feature that allows users to unlock devices with their voice is being rolled out to Android Lollipop users. While the feature was introduced with Google Play Services 7.0 last month, it wasn't visible in the app settings just yet. However, multiple users of the...
  • Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service March 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists. Co-owners Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia...
  • Google forms special team to screen Play Store apps for malware, sexually explicit material March 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material, and strengthening its age-based rating system. The change brings Google Play, a bazaar for digital games, social media apps and entertainment software, closer to Apple's tightly...
  • Weekend Reading List: Why URLs won't die to 10 ways in which Google Play is better than Apple's App Store March 14, 2015

    It's weekend and finally we have some time to catch up on the good things we missed during a busy week. Below is a little list of eight read-worthy articles on other websites that we came across during the week. Why URLs won't die: Like it or not, the URL is...
  • Google launches new web store to sell Nexus devices, Chromebooks, smartwatches, other hardware March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has created a separate online store to sell its products like the Chromebooks, Nexus devices, and more which were earlier sold through its Google Play store. The new destination for all physical products has been named the Google Store and is solely for all hardware, unlike the Google...
  • Google to show ads for apps in Android app store; strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones, tablets February 27, 2015

    California: Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most...
  • Free online storage limit on Google Play Music increased from 20,000 to 50,000 songs February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has expanded the music storage limit on Google Play Music. Users can now store 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them to their phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. Google would earlier let users store up to 20,000 songs for free. To store music online, users need...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography released in Hindi February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: After breaking many sales records since its release in November last year, iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' will now enthrall Hindi readers with the book's version in the language - 'Meri Atmakatha' - set to hit the stands next month. The Hindi edition, which was...
  • Jose Mourinho continues attack on Financial Fair Play rules February 7, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has repeated his call for clubs who breach European governing body UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules to be stripped of their titles and docked points. "I don't think a team can be champions when you are punished because you didn't comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP)," Mourinho...
  • Radhika Apte lands role in British play January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Radhika Apte has been roped in for an untitled British play, which revolves around an Indian woman striving to make it big in London's Broadway shows. The actress, who auditioned for the role via Skype, is excited to be a part of the play as it gives an...
  • Delhi elections: BJP to start nukkad natak from January 12, target 50 lakh voters January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when social media and integrated communication technologies are being used to reach out to voters, BJP will take to a more traditional medium of street plays (nukkad-natak) to woo voters, aiming at reaching out to more than 50 lakh people in the national capital. The...
  • 'The Interview' released on digital platforms; here's where you can watch the movie online December 25, 2014

    You don't need to leave your house to watch "The Interview." Sony Pictures released the comedy on digital platforms. The online release comes a day after the studio reversed its previous decision not to show the movie after hackers stole internal documents and emails from Sony. The US said North...
  • Manchester City bullish after cutting financial losses December 4, 2014

    Manchester City cut their financial losses en route to the Premier League title last season, leaving the English champions to believe they will not fall foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations again. City's annual report published on Wednesday revealed a loss of 23 million pounds ($36.1 million) in 2013-14, substantially...
  • Google releases list of 68 best Android apps of 2014; 61 free, 7 paid December 2, 2014

    With the year-end approaching, Google has published a list of the best Android apps of 2014 available on the Play Store. The list includes total of 68 apps - with 61 of them free and 7 paid. Popular apps including Swiftkey Keyboard, IFTTT, Groupon, CNN, Bitmoji, and Google Fit feature...
  • Financial Fair Play is a contradiction, says Jose Mourinho December 2, 2014

    UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules are "a contradiction" and only serve to protect big clubs with a long history of success, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's club spent heavily in the close season to sign Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa but, after losing a number of players, had...
  • Robert Downey Jr. used to sing for charity December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Downey Jr. says he used to sing in shopping centres to raise money for music education. The 49-year-old says he produced a series of unplanned concerts, reports contactmusic.com. "When I was growing up, it was a given that if you wanted to have that initial exploration into music,...
  • London: Sachin Tendulkar gives insights into his book 'Playing it my way' November 15, 2014

    During the book tour for his autobiography "Playing it my way" in London, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said that this book has many facets of his life which have never been written or talked about earlier including his "personal life with Anjali." ...
  • Toughest bit for me to cover my personal life with Anjali: Sachin Tendulkar November 15, 2014

    Speaking in London on his autobiography tour, Sachin Tendulkar shares his secretes which he revealed in his book 'Playing It My Way'. ...
  • When Arjun punched his friend at school for blaming dad Sachin Tendulkar November 8, 2014

    While the life of celebrities looks all rosy from outside, it really isn't true. One example of that is how their children cope with the pressure of being celebrity kids. And Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, is no exception. When India failed to cross the group stage for an early exit from...
  • Is Sachin Tendulkar right or wrong in avoiding match-fixing issue in his book? November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar may have invited criticism for skirting the match-fixing issue that rocked Indian cricket in 2000 in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' but eminent lawyers have backed the icon saying it was the "prerogative of a celebrity like him to express himself in a manner he...
  • India can win the 2015 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar November 8, 2014

    London: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes India stands a good chance of winning the next World Cup. He was asked to make his forecast for the 2015 championship at the launch of his autobiography at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Friday. "I feel India can surprise a lot of people and...
  • I doubted my ability to bat at the debut itself: Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    International Test debuts can be intimidating and Sachin Tendulkar could not have imagined a tougher one when he padded up against pace legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in 1989 - the experience leaving him so scarred that he doubted his ability to continue at the highest level. In his just-released...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India at Rs 44,000 for 32GB, Rs 49,000 for 64GB November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Nexus 6 smartphone is now listed on the Google India Play Store at Rs 44,000 for the 32GB model; the 64GB variant will be available at Rs 49,000. The phones are listed as "coming soon", but there is, however, no information as to when they...
  • Unceremonious sacking as captain in 1997 was humiliating: Sachin Tendulkar November 6, 2014

    Sharing his anger and pain after being stripped of the captaincy in 1997, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that the "unceremonious" sacking was very "embarrassing" and "humiliating". Writing in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way', published by Hachette India, Tendulkar recalled the drawn three-match series against Sri Lanka, which preceded...
  • I was always interested in bowling: Sachin Tendulkar November 5, 2014

    "My interest in bowling was always there. In fact, as a youngster, I think when I was only 12-13 years, I went to Chennai for Dennis Lilee's fast bowling MRF Camp." ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar wanted to boycott Australia tour during 'Monkeygate' November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime witness to one of the biggest controversies that rocked Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has finally spoken about the anger and sense of betrayal he felt during the 'Monkeygate scandal' in Australia, revealing that he took the lead in threatening a boycott of the tour at the peak...
  • I showed Ian Chappell the size of mirror with my batting: Tendulkar November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Questioned as to why he didn't retire from ODIs after the 2011 World Cup triumph, Sachin Tendulkar said that he wanted to retire from competitive cricket only once. "Retirement --- I also wanted that to happen once in my life, to play my last game. I discussed at home and...
  • I want people to know what my life has been: Sachin Tendulkar November 5, 2014

    The much-awaited release of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' took place in Mumbai on Wednesday as the most celebrated cricketer in history marked the occasion with this warm comment: "I want people to know what my life has been." If anybody, it's Sachin who every cricket fan would want...