Apps & Software

Uber Partners Mumbai Traffic Police to Install Breathalysers

App-based cab aggregator Uber has partnered with the Mumbai traffic police to curb drunk-driving by installing ‘Uber Breathalysers’ at bars and pubs in the city. Uber Breathalyser is a kiosk that analyses alcohol content in a person’s blood and accordingly flashes a red light, if it’s over the legal limit, and a green light, if it’s safe for the person ... Read More »

Windows 10 Update Brings New Features, Wider Language Support to Cortana

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update, which was seeded to Insiders on the “fast ring” last week, aims to enhance the capabilities of Cortana. The company’s digital personal assistant now supports three more languages, making it functional in 14 languages in total. The Redmond, Washington-based company last week released Windows 10 build 14279 which, among other things, adds support for Spanish ... Read More »

WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Fix for Bug That Took Up Unused Storage Space

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its iPhone app that brings crash fixes, as well as a fix for an issue that caused extra storage to be used. Redmond pie reports that an earlier WhatsApp for iPhone update added ability to send and receive PDFs though the same update also had an issue as some users noticed the ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Saturday seized five two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and operating without requisite permissions. “They (UberMoto and Ola Bike) did not make any application so it is a violation of the Motor Vehicles Act. That’s why we have taken action against them. We have seized some ... Read More »

Amazon Named India’s Most Trusted Online Shopping Brand: TRA

World’s largest e-retailer Amazon is India’s most trusted online shopping brand followed by home-grown Snapdeal and Flipkart, a survey said. Other firms to figure in the top 10 trusted online shopping brands are eBay, Myntra, Yepme, Jabong, Naaptol, Shopclues, and Askmebazaar. The survey was conducted among 2,500 respondents – aged 21 to 50 years – across 16 cities and its ... Read More »

Bike Taxis Declared Illegal by Karnataka’s Regional Transport Authority

On demand transportation aggregators Uber and Ola will have to obtain permission from the state’s regional transport authority to operate their bike taxi services in Bengaluru, launched as pilot services on Thursday. Dr. Ramegowda, Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety, State Transport Department, Bengaluru told Gadgets 360 in a phone conversation that taxis need to obtain permission from the deputy ... Read More »

Uber to Delhi High Court: Have Aggregated 8,000 CNG Cabs

Uber told Delhi High Court Friday that it has aggregated around 8,000 CNG vehicles to provide point to point service within the national capital territory (NCT). It also told the court of Justice J R Midha that since November 6, 2015, only 293 diesel cabs are operating on its platform, but these vehicles are not used to provide point to ... Read More »

Uber Gives Pakistan Drivers Classes to Deter Sex Harassment

Uber is teaching its drivers in Pakistan how not to sexually harass women, a spokeswoman said Friday, after the popular transport app launched in the conservative country where women are often hassled on public transport. In Pakistan, “there is lack of knowledge on what constitutes sexual harassment”, said Shaden Abdellatif, a spokeswoman for ride-hailing service that launched in the teeming ... Read More »

Now, Recharge Your Delhi Metro Card With Paytm

As of Friday, you can now use your Paytm wallet to recharge your Delhi Metro card; this can either be done through the Paytm app or website, or you can select it as a payment option on the DMRC website. The service started on Friday and was also announced on the Paytm blog. This is not a replacement for the ... Read More »

Clash Royale, ICC World Twenty20, Lego Batman, and More Apps This Week

February came to a close and the first few app and game releases in March have been pretty big. This week we had companion apps to amazing games, big studios releasing new projects, and updates to popular apps and games. Fallout Shelter, Bethesda’s successful mobile game got a nice update and Supercell released Clash Royale with a bang. Here are ... Read More »