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Web Apps Like Flipkart Lite Are the Only Logical End for Apps

Look at your phone right now, and aside from a few games and media players, you’ll find that most of the apps that are sitting in your storage eating up space are basically containers for the Web. Do we, for example, really need separate apps for Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal, all installed on our phones? The apps that are available ... Read More »

Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report

If you’re concerned about your iPhone’s battery life, you might want to consider uninstalling the Facebook app from it. Tests have found that removing Facebook’s iOS app can increase the battery life of an iPhone by about 15 percent. Additionally, getting rid of Facebook can also free up a lot of data on your iPhone, the test results indicate. Facebook’s ... Read More »

Pay for Petrol With Paytm at Indian Oil Pumps

On Friday, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced via a Facebook post that customers at Indian Oil petrol pumps can pay for fuel using the mobile wallet. The company is enabling this one pump at a time, so for now, only a few pumps accept payments via Paytm. This continues the path for mobile wallets to become a viable alternative ... Read More »

Chinese Turn to Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. Software developer Li Jin in Shanghai used one after he ... Read More »

MoboMoney Partners ToneTag for Contactless Payments Using Sound

Tech Mahindra announced its tie-up with Bengaluru-based contactless payments solution provider ToneTag on Thursday. ToneTag’s patented technology will be integrated into the MoboMoney mobile application, its commercial NFC-enabled digital wallet, and made available to Android users on Google Play, the company said. ToneTag’s software development kit (SDK) allows offline, contactless and secure payments using sound as well as NFC, depending ... Read More »

Prasar Bharti Pushes for TV Content on Mobiles

Prasar Bharati and the Information and Broadcasting ministry Thursday appeared to have a different approach on creation of a suitable technology “ecosystem” that can bring the TV content of the public broadcaster directly on mobile phones. Participating at an event, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar lamented that despite the public broadcasters’ efforts for over two years, the necessary conditions could ... Read More »