Apps & Software

Apple Music Update Lets Android Users Save Songs to SD Card

To everyone’s surprise, Apple announced last year that it would launch Apple Music on – among other platforms – Android. And later the same year, it did. The app, which is still in beta, offers nearly all the features that Apple Music’s iOS counterpart does. And now it is taking advantage of an Android feature that iPhone users can only ... Read More »

Mall Operator CEO Backtracks on Comments About Amazon Bookstores

The CEO of a US mall operator who said this week that Amazon.com Inc plans to open up to 400 physical bookstores attempted to downplay his comments on Wednesday, without specifically denying them, saying they were “not intended” to represent the online retailer’s plans. Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc, which owns and leases retail mall ... Read More »

Kik Messenger App Scrutinised Following 13-Year-Old’s Death

Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Like Instagram, Snapchat and other messaging rivals, Kik provides free, easy and instant connections to other users anywhere. Kik enables people to message each ... Read More »

Google Pulls Samsung-Backed Adblock Fast for Violating Play Store Guidelines

Just because Samsung holds the tent-pole position in Android market, it doesn’t necessarily warrant it any leeway from Google. The Mountain View-based company this week pulled the Samsung-backed Adblock Fast from Google Play. On Wednesday, Google pulled Adblock Fast from Google Play when it found that the Samsung-backed app was violating one of its app store’s guidelines. The app in ... Read More »

Taylor Swift to Develop Mobile Game With Glu Mobile

Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile Inc to develop a new game, the company said on Wednesday. Glu Mobile did not provide further details on the game or Swift’s involvement, except that the game was slated for release in late-2016 and that it was ... Read More »

Zika Virus Outbreak Results In Mobile Game Event Being Moved

In the wake of The World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring an international emergency over the Zika virus, and Facebook recently announcing its plans to raise awareness on the issue, the epidemic has claimed an unlikely victim – Google’s one time mobile game, Ingress. Ingress is developed by Niantic Labs. The studio used to be owned by Google but split soon ... Read More »

Google Finds a Fascinating Use for Apple’s iPhone 3D Touch Display

Google rolled out what appeared to be a rather insignificant update to its marquee Search app on Apple’s iOS platform earlier this week. But it has since become clear that with the update Google app boasts of a new playful feature, which makes the maximum out of iPhone’s 3D Touch capability. Version 12 of the Google app (aka Google Search ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquires Popular Keyboard App SwiftKey

London-based startup SwiftKey, maker of the popular keyboard app by the same name, announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired by Microsoft. As part of the agreement, SwiftKey employees will join the Microsoft team. Neither Microsoft or SwiftKey revealed the financial details of the buyout, however, a Financial Timesreport from Tuesday claims that Microsoft has paid a sum of ... Read More »

Uber Rolls Out New Logo, Introduces Custom Design Framework

In case you’re wondering what’s wrong with the Uber Icon, we can tell you it’s not a glitch with your phone. Uber updated its logo and refreshed the look of its rider and partner apps and its website on Tuesday, introducing a design framework known as the ‘bit’. “Have you ever looked at someone’s hairstyle and thought “oh my, you ... Read More »

Quick Heal Technologies Fixes Price Band for IPO on Monday

Software provider Quick Heal Technologies has fixed the price band at Rs. 311-321 for its Rs. 250-crore initial public offer (IPO), which will hit the market on Monday. The IPO, which would end on February 10, involves a fresh issue of equity shares by the company. Besides, the issue consists of an offer for sale of about 62.70 lakh equity ... Read More »