Apps & Software

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 »

Chrome 54 Uses Microsoft Optimisation for Faster Startup, Load Times on Windows

  Google is ramping up its efforts to make its widely used Chrome browser faster. With this mind, Google has announced the integration of Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimisation to make Chrome up to 15 percent faster on Windows. This new integration realises which functions on Chrome are used most often, and which aren’t. PGO then gives more leverage to the ... Read More »

Google Play Fights Fraud and Spam Installs With Improved Detection, Filtering

Google on Monday announced it was rolling out improved detection and filtering mechanisms on Google Play, with the aim to prevent app developers from deceitfully boosting the popularity of their apps. The search giant says this will help users discover deserving apps, apart from allowing honest developers to showcase their offerings. In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Google ... Read More »

Toyota’s Smart Key Box Lets You Start Your Car With Your Smartphone

Toyota Motor Corp will pilot its new Smart Key Box technology in fleets used by US car-sharing service Getaround next year, stepping up its push to benefit from new mobility services seen by some as a threat to traditional car ownership. The world’s biggest automaker confirmed last week that it has invested in San Francisco-based Getaround, adding to the partnership ... Read More »

BlackBerry in Software Deal With Ford, First With an Automaker

BlackBerry Ltd has signed a deal to work directly with Ford Motor Co to expand the carmaker’s use of its QNX secure operating system, the Canadian technology company said on Monday, as Ford develops increasingly automated vehicles. The deal with Ford is the first BlackBerry has done directly with a major automaker, though it currently sells its technology to auto ... Read More »

Why Do We Need to Have EaseUS Data Recovery Software?

These days, it is difficult to find a person who does not own a computer. Since computer is becoming one of the must-have things in today’s life. The use of notebooks and writing pads is decreasing day by day. Nowadays, people tend to store all their important data on their computer. Computers are not a kind of device that can ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Gets Voicemail Feature; Beta Now Lets You Share With Multiple Contacts

WhatsApp has been introducing an array of features, the recent one being the voicemail feature. The feature arrived on iPhone devices first, and now the company has also rolled it out for Android users via Google Play. Furthermore, the latest beta version for Android also gets the ability to share content with multiple contacts and groups simultaneously. As mentioned, Android ... Read More »

Google Tests ‘Dashboard’ Tab in Google Now to Highlight Content Across Services

As the launch of Google Assistant nears, it seems as that the search giant is adding many new functionalities to Google Now. A few days ago, Google was reportedly testing a new feature called ‘Explore Interests’ in Google Now to get regular updates on selected categories and key interests. Now, the tech giant is testing new Dashboard tab at the ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Developers to Report Edge Bugs on Twitter

Every software application out there isn’t without its own set of bugs and issues. And it is important to report these bugs so that developers can improve their apps. Microsoft understands that there needs to be a faster, easier way to do this and what’s easier than sending out a simple tweet? The company is now allowing Web developers to ... Read More »

New Spyware Detected Targeting Firms in Russia, China: Symantec

A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, US-based computer security firm Symantec said on Monday. The group, which has been active since at least October 2011 and could have links to a national intelligence agency, has been using an advanced piece of hidden malware identified by Symantec ... Read More »