Apps & Software

Uber Faces Potential Big Fine and Ban for Bosses in France

Uber risks millions of euros in damages and fines and having two top executives banned from running the ride-hailing company in France as a trial wrapped up Thursday in a Paris court. The San Francisco-based company is in trouble in France over its now-suspended low-cost UberPop service, which connected clients to non-professional drivers, infuriated French taxi drivers and prompted the ... Read More »

Nissan Suspends Leaf’s Mobile App Over Hacking Fears

Nissan Motor said Friday it has suspended a mobile phone application for a pair of electric vehicles, including the world’s top seller, after finding it can be easily hacked. Concerns over hacking consumer products have skyrocketed in recent years, due to the profusion of smart technology that means many functions and appliances can be controlled remotely via the Internet. Nissan ... Read More »

Google Docs Now Lets You Use Voice Commands for Editing

Google back in September last year introduced the ability to type in Docs on the Web inside Chrome using voice commands. Now, the search giant has extended the feature letting users even make edits using their voice. To get started, users can simply select ‘Voice typing’ in the ‘Tools’ menu inside Docs in Chrome and start giving voice commands to ... Read More »

Gmail for Android Gets Rich Text Formatting, and Instant RSVP Feature

Google has lately been focusing on bringing more features and a better emailing experience to its Gmail users across the globe. While the search giant earlier this month rolled out some Gmail-specific features to Outlook, Yahoo, and Hotmail users, it now has added rich text formatting and instant RSVPs to its Gmail for Android app. Users can now get rid ... Read More »

Snapdeal Integrates FreeCharge Bill Payments on Its Android, iOS Apps

Snapdeal has integrated FreeCharge’s mobile recharging, utility bill, and DTH payments into its Android and iOS apps. The new feature provides users a single-click view for recharge plans and recharge history for repeat users, to provide a frictionless shopping experience, the company said. Other highlights include the ability for repeat users to look up recharge history, and view a concise ... Read More »

Apple to Bring Siri to Desktop, Laptop With OS X 10.12: Report

Siri could soon arrive on OS X. Apple is currently readying a new update for its desktop operating system that features the digital voice assistant, according to a media report. Siri is currently available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. For OS X 10.12, the next major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, the company plans ... Read More »

What Microsoft’s Xamarin Purchase Says About the Cloud Computing Fight

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it was buying Xamarin, a company that helps software developers write applications for mobile devices. The price was not disclosed but is believed to be more than $300 million. It is a deal that says much about the competition between Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft to control much of the computing world over the next ... Read More »

Viber App Update for iOS Brings 3D Touch and More

After Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and few other applications, Viber has finally started rolling out an update to iOS users with 3D Touch functionality. The feature along with some others comes as part of the v5.8 update. The Viber app for iOS v5.8 would now let iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users use 3D Touch functionality on the app to ... Read More »

Skype for Linux Reportedly Facing Issues, Microsoft Accused of Neglecting OS

Several Linux users are reporting an issue with Skype, Microsoft’s instant messaging and VoIP calling service. Users report that Microsoft has broken the app’s ability to join calls. Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the issue. Two Linux enthusiasts who go by handle Boltgolt and Nickforallnl (Nick Vernij) penned the issue in a blog post signed by “lots of angry Linux ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »