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TRAI DND App Finally Arrives on the App Store as Apple-TRAI Standoff Ends

December 1, 2018

Signalling the end of the standoff between Apple and India’s telecom regulator, the TRAI DND app is finally available for download via Apple’s App Store. Like its Android counterpart, the TRAI DND app for iPhone lets users register for DND (Do Not Disturb) to stop pesky calls and text messages (at least on paper), modify […]

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Instagram’s Close Friends Feature Lets Users Share Stories With a Smaller Group

November 30, 2018

Facebook’s Instagram said on Friday it launched a new feature dubbed “Close Friends” allowing users to share their stories with a smaller group of people. The new feature, which will appear on the user’s profile in the side menu enables Instagram’s more than 1 billion users to create a smaller group of friends and share stories exclusively with […]

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WhatsApp Selects 20 Teams to Curb Fake News Globally, Including India

November 13, 2018

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide – including experts from India and those of Indian origin – who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news. Shakuntala Banaji from London School of Economics and Political Science […]

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Google Tipped to Be Working on ‘Play Pass’ App and Games Subscription Service for Play Store

October 27, 2018

Google is said to be working on an app subscription service for Google Play. According to compelling evidence discovered in a report, Google Play may soon introduce a subscription service called ‘Play Pass’ that offers users paid apps and games for a monthly fee. As per the latest information, the new service may let Android users subscribe to paid […]

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Gboard 7.6 for Android Gets Floating Keyboard Feature

October 22, 2018

Google’s own keyboard app – Gboard – in its latest update (v7.6) for Android has brought a helpful new feature. It now lets users make the keyboard float and move it around the screen. With the floating keyboard feature, tapping on the Gboard’s G icon will get you the new Floating option. To recall, an APK teardown of the […]

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Apple App Store Generated Nearly 94 Percent More Revenue than Google Play in Q3

October 15, 2018

Apple’s App Store generated nearly 94 percent more revenue than Google Play during the third quarter, according to the Store Intelligence data released by Sensor Tower. This is considered to be the largest gap since at least 2014. Nearly 66 percent of the total mobile app revenue reported in the third quarter was generated by the App Store, growing […]

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Instagram Stories Now Lets You Create Videos Longer Than 15-Second Limit

October 8, 2018

Instagram Stories, the feature that is essentially inspired by Snapchat and is designed to share what you’re doing with your followers, has been updated with an ability to automatically segment clips. With the latest change, you can create clips multiple clips from the Instagram app that can be shared as a story longer than the 15-second limit. […]

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Facebook Messenger Kids App Sees US FTC Complaint Filed by Child Experts

October 4, 2018

Children’s and public health advocacy groups say Facebook’s kid-centric messaging app violates federal law by collecting kids’ personal information without getting verifiable consent from their parents. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and other groups asked the Federal Trade Commissionon Wednesday to investigate Facebook’s Messenger Kids for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. The complaint says the […]

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Uber Riders Can Now Pay for Their Rides Via Google Pay

September 30, 2018

Google has tied up with Uber to let Google Pay users seamlessly pay for their Uber rides in India. As an introductory offer, users can also avail up to Rs. 1,000 when they use Google Pay for 10 Uber rides. The latest move has expanded Google Pay, the mobile payments platform that got rebranded from Google Tez last month. This also makes […]

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Apple Completes Acquisition of Music Recognition App Shazam

September 25, 2018

Apple on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular music recognition mobile apps. Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world and users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times each day. “Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched […]

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