Apps & Software

Microsoft’s Plumbago Digital Notebook App Aim to Retire Pen and Paper

Looking for an alternative to pen and paper to scribble important notes on the go? US-based technology giant Microsoft heard you and has offered a tablet-based app recreating the analogue appeal of writing. For those who carry high-tech digital devices but prefer taking notes with pen or pencil and paper, Microsoft has launched Plumbago – a new app for Windows ... Read More »

Samsung Pay to Expand Beyond US and South Korea, Starting With China

Samsung’s mobile-payment service will expand beyond the US and South Korea this year. The South Korean company said Friday that Samsung Pay is coming to China in March – a month after rival Apple Pay. It will hit Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the UK later in the year. Samsung also plans to expand to Canada, though no timeframe was ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Rolling Out Globally; Messenger Tipped to Get Ads

Facebook last month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to all iPhone users in the US region. The content sharing feature, which was previously limited to select users and celebrities, has now started rolling out to other countries as well. A separate report adds that Facebook might soon start injecting ads in to its standalone messaging app – ... Read More »

Paris Attacks Linked to Encryption: NSA Chief

Last year’s deadly attacks in Paris “would not have happened” without the use of encrypted communications to enable the perpetrators to avoid detection, the NSA chief said in an interview. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers was quoted in a Yahoo News report Wednesday as confirming speculation about the use of encryption in the November massacre on the streets of ... Read More »

Flipkart, Hike Messenger Cross 50 Million Downloads on Google Play

Flipkart announced on Friday that it has become the first Indian app to cross the 50 million installs landmark on Google Play, adding that it achieved the milestone on the first week of February 2016. The claim was verified by statistics presented on Google Play, which counts over 50 million installs of the Flipkart app. Other e-commerce players like Amazon ... Read More »

Uber Vows to Stay in Hungary Despite Clampdown

Global ride-sharing app Uber vowed Thursday to continue in Hungary despite the government bringing in tough new legislation aimed at cracking down on the service after large taxi driver protests. “Uber is staying in Hungary, stands by its drivers, and will do its best to comply with all regulations, although that takes time,” Zoltan Fekete, Uber’s head in Hungary, told ... Read More »

Firefox 2.0 for iOS Brings 3D Touch Support, New Password Manager, and More

Mozilla has updated its Firefox Web browser for the iOS platform. Bumping up the version number to 2.0, the company says that Firefox for iOS now supports Apple’s 3D Touch feature while also getting other new features including an improved password manager. The Firefox 2.0 for iOS update has enabled 3D Touch on the Web browser. 3D Touch as you ... Read More »

Now Control Your Dumb, AA-Battery Powered Devices With Your iPhone

You can now utilise your iPhone to control your TV’s remote, toys, and other devices that are powered by AA batteries. A company has found a way to utilise HomeKit, the home automation framework Apple introduced with iOS 8 to control a range of devices. HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. ... Read More »

Opera Max Now Alerts You About the Background Data Consumption of Apps

Facebook app was recently accused of eating up a huge chunk of Internet data, battery, and other resources on a user’s iPhone and Android smartphone. But it turns out, it is not the only app to exhibit such habits. A new study from Opera finds that many popular apps including WhatsApp account for a significant data drainage. Opera also claims ... Read More »

Get Tom Clancy’s The Division for Free With Select Nvidia GeForce Cards

In line with Nvidia’s recurrent marketing for its immensely popular GeForce series of graphic cards, the company has announced that it is partnering with Ubisoft to give away upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division for free if you purchase a GeForce GTX 900 series card until March 21. To avail the offer, you can either pick up a GeForce GTX 970, ... Read More »