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Microsoft Skype Teams Up With Paul McCartney for Love Mojis

Sir Paul McCartney, a musician who gained fame as one of the members of popular music band The Beatles, has helped Microsoft with the audio for the 10 new love-inspired ‘Mojis’. The new Valentine’s Day Mojis come as a part of the Skype app update that’s avaialble for Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. Some of the Mojis included in ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Update Finally Rolling Out With New Emojis

WhatsApp users on Android have finally started receiving an update that adds much-awaited new emojis to the app. WhatsApp for Android version 2.12.441 is gradually being made available to download via Google Play, adding a number of emojis with new facial expressions as well as new characters. We can expect the update with new emojis to rollout soon in India. ... Read More »

Mozilla to End Development on Firefox OS for Smartphones

The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday. The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer George Roter. “Through the work ... Read More »

Swiping for BFFs: Dating-Style Apps Are Breaking Into the Friendship Market

If you’re in your 20s or 30s, the idea of swiping right to find your next date sounds pretty unsurprising by now. But what about swiping to find your next best friend? Looking at a photo of another woman with some details about who she is and what she likes, and in an instant deciding whether she has friend potential? ... Read More »

BitTorrent Launches Peer-to-Peer Streaming App for Apple TV and iOS

If you were disappointed with the absence of BitTorrent apps on iOS device or Apple TV, things are finally starting to turn in your favour. OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News for Apple’s digital media device as well as iOS that utilises BitTorrent’s signature peer-to-peer technology. This is the first app on Apple TV and iOS to use the ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquires Groove Music App for iOS From Zikera

Microsoft has acquired the Groove music app for iOS from Canadian startup Zikera. The Groove app creators confirmed the acquisition stating that, “We are thrilled to announce that Groove has been acquired by Microsoft!” Zikera in its Medium post on Wednesday added that the Groove app is no longer available to download but those who have already downloaded the app ... Read More »

Google Maps for Android Update Brings Navigation Tweaks and More

Google Maps for Android received its first update of 2016 last month that added several new features including Driving mode and more. Now, there’s a new update for Android users that brings new features including a tweaked navigation interface, and from other changes. The new Google Maps for Android version 9.20 is currently not available on Google Play India but ... Read More »

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 OS Update Brings Web Link Previews and More

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, has rolled out an update for its BB 10 OS app with some new features. The update pushes the app version to 2.12.340.2. The changelog for the WhatsApp update includes added support for more Web client features such as Message info, recent emoji sync and more. It also brings the support for Web link previews ... Read More »

Google, Apple Face Kremlin Tax Fire for ‘Milking’ Russia

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, Apple and Microsoft, collectively worth more than Russia’s gross domestic product, have all entered German Klimenko’s crosshairs since he was named Putin’s first Internet adviser six weeks ago. In a 90-minute interview peppered with expletives, Klimenko said forcing Google ... Read More »

Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India

Thirteen of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are in India, according to the World Health Organisation, but detailed information on what India breathes is scarce. The National Air Quality Monitoring Index launched by PM Modi in consultation with IIT Kanpur in October 2014 highlights this paucity of data – the city of Bengaluru, for example, has only five polling stations, ... Read More »