Apps & Software

Truecaller for Android Gets Spam Folder, New Themes, and More With Latest Update

HIGHLIGHTS The update is already available for download on Google Play The update brings along an option of auto-renewal for Pro version Earlier monthly subscription rate was Rs. 60 Truecaller is now rolling out version 8.21 of its Android app, and the update brings along a host of changes to the application. If you often get annoyed with spam messages, the new update ... Read More »

How June Software, an Indian app developer, got noticed on the Apple App Store

E-learning is a vibrant industry today. The biggest names from Silicon Valley are backing companies in the space. But back in 2010 when Roby John started TapToLearn.com, it wasn’t such a big deal. TapToLearn began as a sub-brand under June Software, a bootstrapped startup in Pune that developed iOS apps. By John’s own admission, TapToLearn happened simply because Steve Jobs launched the ... Read More »

Splice Software Releases Voice Apps for Amazon Alexa Skills

Splice Software, a provider of automated customer communication solutions, today released data-driven voice applications for devices that run Amazon Alexa’s Skills, including the Echo and Echo Dot. Using existing APIs that enable simplified deployment processes, the apps aim to give businesses the means with which to automatically interact with, and engage, customers in their homes. It’s no secret that voice-activated ... Read More »

Single-purpose apps are dead, long live multi-purpose software

We’re living in a world where every single facet of our lives, both personally and professionally, can be managed by an app. From standalone grammar checkers to email hunters to digital project boards, there’s an app for every function imaginable. This current state of specialization has now fully hit its stride. The ability to offer specific software on-demand at lower costs — the ... Read More »

TCS releases software kit for banks to make their own apps

Image: Shutterstock Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest and one of the world’s largest IT companies, has released a software kit that banks can use to quickly build their own mobile apps. The release reflects the larger effort among India’s biggest software services companies to turn themselves into vendors of smart software solutions that help customers solve business problems quickly, ... Read More »

Apple App Developers, Many Of Them Indians, Earned Over $70 Billion

Across India, Apple supports over 640,000 iOS app developer jobs and other positions. Cupertino (California): The global developer community, including many from India, has earned over $70 billion since the App Store’s launch in 2008, Apple announced on Thursday. “$70 billion earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at all of the great new apps our developers create ... Read More »

Google Maps Home Screen Redesigned for India, Gets New ‘Quick Actions’ Menu

Google update will bring new features to the home screen, specifically designed for users in India. The home screen now has a new Quick Actions menu for shortcuts that allows you to see directions, saved offline routes, and map details all in one tap. Google also claims that the home screen loads much faster for users to make the most ... Read More »

How to Keep Shady Apps From Screwing Up Your Computer

Image: Gizmodo Not all applications and browser add-ons come in peace. So you need to know a few warning signs to look out for if you want to make sure that only legit software makes it onto your machine. Here’s how to avoid bad actors and weed out any shady apps that have already taken root. Desktop applications Image: Screenshot ... Read More »

Apple Publishes Its First Artificial Intelligence Paper in Bid to Hire Top Researchers

After announcing its intention to publish artificial intelligence research at the start of the month, the usually secretive Apple has done so exactly. Its first public paper, submitted late last week, revolves around an algorithm learning to recognise images that are generated by a computer, as opposed to existing ones captured by a camera. The first publicly available Apple paper, ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Will Reportedly Come to India in the First Half of 2017

The recent demonetisation drive in India has been good news for digital payment platforms in the country. The cash-drought has resulted in more and more people making payments online and tech companies are trying to make the most out of the situation. Samsung might soon be joining this list as the South Korean company is reportedly planning to introduce its ... Read More »