Apps & Software

PlayStation Communities App Launched for Android and iOS

Sony has launched a new PlayStation Communities app for Android and iOS, which is meant to help PS4 owners keep in touch with people of “similar interests and preferences” when they are not in front of their console. “Within a Community, you can join parties and launch into games with other Community members, or talk about your shared interests,” Sony ... Read More »

‘Gooligan’ Android Malware Stole Millions of Google Accounts, Say Researchers

A malicious software, called Gooligan, designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday. The report by Check Point Software Technologies said the Gooligan malware targets devices running Android 4.0 and 5.0, which represent nearly 74 percent of Android devices. Gooligan attacks can steal email addresses and authentication data ... Read More »

FreeCharge Ties Up With Mumbai Police for Payment of Traffic Fines

Digital payment platform FreeCharge Wednesday said it has partnered with Mumbai Traffic Police for collection of traffic fines using its mobile wallet service. The move assumes importance in the wake of the government’s decision to cancel old Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes and the scarcity of physical cash that has followed. Close to 500 e-challan devices have been rolled out ... Read More »

Siemens to Buy Mentor Graphics in $4.5 Billion Deal

Siemens agreed to buy US-based Mentor Graphics in a $4.5 billion (roughly Rs. 30,452 crores) cash deal that will further enhance the German engineering group’s industrial software capabilities. Siemens said on Monday it would pay $37.25 per share for Mentor Graphics, which makes software for designing semiconductors, a 21 percent premium to Friday’s closing price. Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser ... Read More »

Google Play Music Revamp Brings Machine Learning Recommendations and More

  Google on Monday gave its Play Music app total overhaul with smart features which will be powered by Google’s machine learning and contextual tools. The brand new Google Play Music app will make its way to Android users globally starting this week alongside iOS and the Web users. The company says that the new app starting this week will ... Read More »

Paytm Offers Bank Account Money Transfer Service at 1 Percent Fee

  From the cash shortage situation that has occurred due to the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, Paytm has been attracting a lot of customers to its platform. The digital wallet industry thinks that this move from PM Narendra Modi is a ‘surgical strike on cash’, and will heavily boost the adoption of digital wallets in the ... Read More »

Google to Block Fake News Websites From Using Its AdSense Network

  Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, a move aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” and other types of misinformation on the internet. The shift comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter face a backlash over the role they played ... Read More »

MobiKwik Offers Free Bank Account Money Transfer Service

Soon after Paytm’s move, MobiKwik has now announced that its users can transfer money from their mobile wallets to any bank account at a zero percent fee. Earlier, the digital wallet company used to charge 4 percent for a non-KYC compliant user and 1 percent fee for a KYC compliant user. This move comes after PM Narendra Modi announced the ... Read More »

WhatsApp Video Calling Is Here, Optimised for India’s Connectivity Issues

  Starting today, WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in India, will let you make video calls; just like FaceTime and Skype, the calls will be free, though if you aren’t on Wi-Fi you may have of coure to pay for cellular data usage, depending on your plan. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in an interview to Reuters that video ... Read More »

Instagram Wants to Be Your One-Stop Shopping Destination

  For a week in May, some of Instagram’s designers, engineers and product managers met not at the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters but at a rented house, stocked with grocery store snacks. There, away from computers and armed with pencil and paper, they explored a question important for the photo-sharing app’s future: how do we get our users to ... Read More »