Apps & Software

Uber Losing $1 Billion a Year to Compete in China

Uber Technologies Inc is burning through more than a billion dollars a year in China as it wages a fierce price war against local rival Didi Kuaidi, its chief executive said. The company’s Chinese business boosted its valuation last month to more than $8 billion after raising more than $1 billion in its latest funding round, but the US ride-hailing ... Read More »

Truecaller Launches TrueSDK to Simplify User Registrations

At a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday, phone directory app Truecaller announced the launch of TrueSDK, which enables third-party app users to sign up with their Truecaller profile and also verify their phone numbers. TrueSDK helps users quickly utilise their Truecaller credentials to log in to third-party apps and verify their phone numbers (if required), saving them time. The ... Read More »

Gmailify Gives Gmail’s Best Features to Yahoo, Outlook, and Hotmail Users

Google last year started letting Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, and users of other email services link their non-Gmail accounts to Gmail. This gave users access to their non-Gmail mails within the Gmail client for Web and mobile. Google on Wednesday announced an expansion of this feature, with Gmailify. It brings two major additions, with the biggest being that users without a ... Read More »

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Mobile Game Debuts at No. 1

Move over, Kim Kardashian. Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s mobile game strutted to the top spot on Apple’s app store when the Glu Mobile title premiered Wednesday. The game starring the Kardashian half-sisters is a spin-off of the popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game released in 2014. “There does seem to be a unique affinity for fans of the Kardashian-Jenners to like ... Read More »

Amazon Expanding Deliveries by Its ‘On-Demand’ Drivers: Report

Amazon.com Inc is quietly inviting drivers for its new “on-demand” delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multi-billion dollar logistics bill. The move, which has not been announced publicly, is the latest sign that the world’s biggest ... Read More »

Apple Pay Launched in China, Takes on Country’s Internet Kings

Apple Inc launched its mobile payment system in China on Thursday in a bid to convince the hundreds of millions of users of the country’s entrenched, dominant services to switch. “We think China could be our largest Apple Pay market,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, told Reuters in an interview in Beijing. In an early boost, China’s biggest ... Read More »

Myntra Completes U-Turn With Relaunch of Mobile Website

Online fashion retailer Myntra reopened its mobile website on Tuesday, enabling first-time users to complete their purchase on a mobile Web browser. Myntra had shut down the mobile and desktop versions of its website and gone app only in May 2015, forcing users to download the app to browse or make purchases on its platform. In December 2015, Myntra had ... Read More »

Instagram Finally Adds 2-Factor Authentication

Facebook-owned Instagram has begun rolling out two-factor authentication (aka two-factor verification) feature for users. The process will prevent hackers to log in to a user’s account even if they have the ID and password. The feature is not visible in Android or iOS apps in India for now. The two-factor authentication confirmed by Instagram to TechCrunch, will work just like ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Asks Uber How Many Diesel Cabs It Has Added to Its Fleet

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the app-based cab service provider Uber to apprise it of the number of the new diesel taxis it has added to its fleet after court’s order that no diesel-based cabs will be included by taxi service providers. “File an affidavit with respect to new diesel taxis you have added for carrying passenger from ... Read More »

Apple Opening Development Centre in Hyderabad, Likely to Focus on Maps

Apple has confirmed recent reports that it plans to open a technology development centre in Hyderabad. The Cupertino-based company, which is becoming increasingly focused on the second most populous nation and third largest smartphone market in the world, is likely to utilise the development centre to bolster its mapping efforts in the country. In a statement to Gadgets 360, the ... Read More »