Apps & Software

Chrome 49 for Android and iOS Brings Revamped Bookmark Interface, More

In addition to Android N Developer Preview, Google has started rolling out the stable version of Chrome v49 to Android and iOS as well. The update as usual brings new features. The search giant last week released Chrome 49 for OS X, Windows, and Linux. On Android, the Google Chrome 49.0.2623.91 improves background sync with the Background Sync API. The ... Read More »

Microsoft Contributes Its Sonic Linux Networking Suite to Open Compute Project

Microsoft is taking a major step in the world of free, open-source software. The Windows maker has announced that it is giving away Sonic, its own designed software, to users for free. At the Open Compute Project US Summit, Microsoft announced that it is proposing to contribute Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (Sonic) to the project. The suite ... Read More »

Housing Co-Founder Advitiya Sharma Quits: Report

Advitiya Sharma, co-founder and former board member at property listings platform Housing.com, has quit the company to start a new venture. The development was reported on Wednesday, as an internal email marked to CEO Jason Kothari and Housing.com employees. “It is with great attachment that I choose to detach, and walk a different path,” writes Sharma in the letter that ... Read More »

EA Wants to Win PC Gamers Back, but Its Actions Say Otherwise

Electronic Arts is on a “journey to regain the trust of the PC gamer.” At least that’s what Peter O’Reilly, EA Senior Marketing Director for Origin, said in a recent interview. “Over the last couple of years we have focused on ensuring a great play experience from launch and bringing players a better experience on Origin with programs like the ... Read More »

Uber Says Sexual Assault Rates Low, Disputes Report

Uber hit back against a news story alleging that scores of passengers had filed rape complaints, releasing data showing only a small fraction of the alleged number of sex assault reports. In a blog post late Sunday, the global ridesharing giant said its analysis showed a “legitimate claim of sexual assault” in 170 cases between December 2012 and August 2015. ... Read More »

Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing ... Read More »

Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a new video social network. To recall, Meerkat actually beat Twitter ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Bike Taxi Startup, File Sharing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, M&S Partners, and Zop Smart. Founded in 2015, ... Read More »

Chrome Update Ensures Attackers Won’t Be Able to Hide Malicious Extensions

A recent change made to Google Chrome has many users anxious. Many people aren’t able to piece together why Chrome is showing them icons for all of their installed extensions. For those who are looking for an answer as well, fret not, it is just a security measure from Google. Originally planned last year, Google last week flipped the switch ... Read More »

BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently announced it would be ending support for several older mobile OS versions, including BlackBerry 10 OS. However, BlackBerry has now given its official word on the move. The Canadian smartphone maker in a emailed statement says it is “seeking alternatives for BlackBerry users once support of WhatsApp Messenger for BBOS ... Read More »