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Google Testing Hands Free Payment App on Android and iOS

Until now, the Android Pay customers needed to pull our their smartphones from their pockets to make a payment in stores. Google however, is moving a step ahead this time trying to make the purchase process simpler. On Wednesday, the search giant started experimenting a new in-store payment app called Hands Free. As the name suggests, the pilot app would ... Read More »

New App to Help Spot Cancer Early

A new app that may help diagnose cancer in patients early by using information about symptoms, signs and images of what to look out for has been launched in the UK. The app developed by the Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies, based at the University of the West of Scotland, can be continually updated when the user is in a ... Read More »

Facebook Moments App Gets Video Sharing, Improved Uploading, and More

Facebook’s standalone Moments app for privately sharing images with friends and family has now received support for video sharing. The new feature is now available to users on iOS as well as Android devices. The compay also announced that in a few weeks, the Moments app will allow users to include videos in slideshows. Apart from the update, Facebook also ... Read More »

New App to Help Locate Victims Trapped During Natural Calamities

A doctor’s initiative in harnessing technology has produced an application which can help locate a person trapped in debris in an earthquake or other disasters when communications fail. Pradeep Bhardwaj, CEO of Six Sigma High Altitude Medical Services for Rescue, says his company has developed a software application which can be tracked through the mobile phone. The concept is based ... Read More »

Apple Recruits Developer of Secure Messaging App Signal

An undeterred Apple continues to put efforts on ramping up security and privacy aspects of its products and services. The latest testament of this comes in a hire that Apple made recently. The Cupertino-based company has recruited Frederic Jacobs, one of the key developers behind critically acclaimed encrypted messaging app Signal. Jacobs sharedthe news with public on Twitter recently, noting ... Read More »

Google Search App Gets New ‘Now on Tap’ Animations, Customisable Logo

Google is rolling out an update to its Search app on Android with new Now on Tap animations and custom coloured logo. The update bumps the app version from 5.9.33.19 (on Android) to 5.10, and appears to be rolling out gradually across the world. As spotted by 9to5Google, while the Google Now on Tap till date showed a blue circle ... Read More »

Microsoft ‘Officially’ Kills Android App Porting Tool for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is killing Project Astoria, the Windows bridge that allowed developers to port their Android apps to company’s mobile operating system. The public announcement comes a day after the company said it was acquiring Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile tool developer. Ever since launching Project Astoria, alongside three other Windows bridges last year, Microsoft had kept tight-lipped around any update on ... 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 »

Twitter’s Fabric App to Help Monitor App Crashes on Smartphones

After five months of development, micro-blogging website Twitter has launched an app for its Fabric mobile development toolkit so that developers can address various issues related to their app including sudden crash through smartphones. Fabric is a tool that developers use to keep constant pulse on their apps once out in the wild and helps them track crashes or user ... 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 »