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#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

05 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.

Animated stickers to QR codes: All new features of WhatsApp

02 Jul 2020

Animated stickers to QR codes: All new features of WhatsApp

Continuing its push to make communication easier for billions of people around the world, WhatsApp is rolling out a series of new features for its app on Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

07 Jun 2020

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

07 Jun 2020

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

Monday onwards, India will roll back several lockdown restrictions as part of its plan to "unlock" the nation.

#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web

17 May 2020

#TechBytes: How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web

Back in March, WhatsApp added the much-coveted dark mode for Android and iOS, and the feature was welcomed by users around the world.

Lamborghini unveils Huracan EVO RWD Spyder using Augmented Reality

08 May 2020

Lamborghini unveils Huracan EVO RWD Spyder using Augmented Reality

Lamborghini has unveiled the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Spyder variant of its Huracan EVO on its official website using augmented reality (AR). The move makes Lamborghini the world's first automaker to use AR to showcase a car.

Apple's iOS 14 update may let you try out apps

10 Apr 2020

Apple's iOS 14 update may let you try out apps

Even though we are months away from the official announcement of iOS 14, tipsters have already started revealing what exactly Apple is planning for the update.

Now, Google's AI glasses will help the blind 'see'

10 Mar 2020

Now, Google's AI glasses will help the blind 'see'

A few years ago, Google drew widespread flak for integrating a camera with Glass, its smart eyewear for consumers.

Kerala detects 5 new coronavirus cases; national tally at 39

08 Mar 2020

Kerala detects 5 new coronavirus cases; national tally at 39

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Sunday reported five more positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Fintech start-up BharatPe secures $75 million in funding: Details here

24 Feb 2020

Fintech start-up BharatPe secures $75 million in funding: Details here

BharatPe, a fintech start-up helping small Indian businesses and merchants go digital, has secured $75 million in a Series C round of funding.

China launched an app to detect potential coronavirus cases

13 Feb 2020

China launched an app to detect potential coronavirus cases

As the death toll from the outbreak of coronavirus continues to increase, China, the epicenter of the epidemic, is doing everything possible to isolate diseased patients and prevent the infection from spreading.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

29 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

Even as the world celebrated Christmas this week, there were some interesting developments in the sphere of technology.

Windows 10 users can now make phone calls from PC

17 Dec 2019

Windows 10 users can now make phone calls from PC

After a long wait, Microsoft has confirmed that calling capabilities are being rolled out for all Windows 10 users.

Now, Opera Mini users can share files without internet

25 Sep 2019

Now, Opera Mini users can share files without internet

Opera Mini, the famous mobile-specific competitor of Google Chrome, is getting a handy new feature - the ability to share files without internet.

Aadhaar: Some lesser-known features you may not know about

17 Sep 2019

Aadhaar: Some lesser-known features you may not know about

Aadhaar is a 12-digit identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of India.

WhatsApp for iOS to get voice message previews in notifications

20 Jul 2019

WhatsApp for iOS to get voice message previews in notifications

WhatsApp is one of the leading messaging platforms in the world. The service, which caters to over 1.5 billion users, continues to add new features like payments, picture-in-picture mode, group video calls and so on to improve user experience.

A complete guide on getting started with WhatsApp Messenger

13 Jul 2019

A complete guide on getting started with WhatsApp Messenger

One of the most popular messaging apps, WhatsApp needs no introduction.

#TechBytes: 5 best photo editing apps to beautify your selfies

10 Jun 2019

#TechBytes: 5 best photo editing apps to beautify your selfies

When you love snapping selfies, you may also want a way to retouch those shots, make them ready for Instagram and Snapchat.

Airtel Digital TV launches regional top-ups: Here's everything to know

04 Feb 2019

Airtel Digital TV launches regional top-ups: Here's everything to know

The new DTH regulations introduced by TRAI have brought with them a fair share of confusion and complexity.

Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

27 Jan 2019

Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have flagged a new form of Trojan, one that uses disturbing new tricks to steal cryptocurrency.

#TechBytes: 5 big features coming to WhatsApp

17 Dec 2018

#TechBytes: 5 big features coming to WhatsApp

Over the years, WhatsApp has evolved into one of the most loved messaging platforms in the world.

How to activate Jio's eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

05 Nov 2018

How to activate Jio's eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

Finally, Reliance Jio users are getting the eSIM facility to enable dual SIM functions on their iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.

Pay your water, power bills through 'Smiley fridge-magnets'. Here's how

04 Nov 2018

Pay your water, power bills through 'Smiley fridge-magnets'. Here's how

The NDMC has launched an in-home smart bill payment system which has "smiley fridge magnets" with unique QR codes enabling the consumers to make instant payments of their water and electricity bills.

How to use a second eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

01 Nov 2018

How to use a second eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

While announcing iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, Apple was pretty vocal about the dual-SIM capabilities of the new devices.

India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

14 Oct 2018

India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

India's driving licenses (DLs) and vehicle registration certificates (RCs) are getting an overhaul, including a new, uniform look, and modern security features, starting July next year.

India Post Payments Bank launched: Details here

01 Sep 2018

India Post Payments Bank launched: Details here

On Saturday, at an event in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) in a bid to boost banking services in rural areas, and promote further financial inclusion.

5 exclusive features that Paytm offers

29 Aug 2018

5 exclusive features that Paytm offers

Paytm was founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in August 2010; it is based out of Noida.

#TechBytes: Top 5 payment apps for your smartphone

26 Aug 2018

#TechBytes: Top 5 payment apps for your smartphone

India has seen major push towards digitization of currency with government decisions like the demonetization and programs like Digital India, urging more and more Indians to go cashless.

UIDAI advises against sharing Aadhaar details on social media

22 Aug 2018

UIDAI advises against sharing Aadhaar details on social media

The UIDAI has said just like users would not share their PAN, Debit/Credit card details on social media, they should follow the same set of rules with Aadhaar.

How to use multiple WhastApp accounts on phones, PCs

11 Aug 2018

How to use multiple WhastApp accounts on phones, PCs

With over 1.5 billion monthly active users, and over 60 million messages being sent everyday, WhatsApp, undoubtedly, remains the world's favorite messaging app.

How to use multiple WhastApp accounts on phones, PCs

07 Aug 2018

How to use multiple WhastApp accounts on phones, PCs

With over 1.5 billion monthly active users, and over 60 million messages being sent everyday, WhatsApp, undoubtedly, remains the world's favorite messaging app.

Your OnePlus 6 camera is getting a major upgrade

18 Jul 2018

Your OnePlus 6 camera is getting a major upgrade

If at all there is anything to complain about the OnePlus 6, one could perhaps nitpick on its camera quality.

Itty bitty sites are entirely contained within their own links

08 Jul 2018

Itty bitty sites are entirely contained within their own links

Nicholas Jitkoff, former designer at Google and current vice president of design at Dropbox, has developed a new web tool called "itty bitty site."

Android Messages: WhatsApp competitor or glorified SMS app?

29 Jun 2018

Android Messages: WhatsApp competitor or glorified SMS app?

On Tuesday, Google announced that it had rolled out Android Messages for Web to all its users around the world.

Send texts directly from computer with Android Messages for Web

27 Jun 2018

Send texts directly from computer with Android Messages for Web

Google has announced that the global roll-out of the web version of its Android Messages app is now complete. The feature had started rolling out last week.

Google's new app lets you send texts directly from computer

20 Jun 2018

Google's new app lets you send texts directly from computer

Google has finally started rolling out web browser support for its Android Messages app.

MHRD panel recommends QR codes for CBSE question papers

16 Jun 2018

MHRD panel recommends QR codes for CBSE question papers

An expert panel constituted by the Union ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has come up with several suggestions to prevent paper leaks, including the use of center-specific quick response (QR) codes on question papers, as reported by the Hindustan Times.

UP: School books to include chapter on Yogi Adityanath's Guru

16 Jun 2018

UP: School books to include chapter on Yogi Adityanath's Guru

In government-run schools of Uttar Pradesh, the syllabus in schools will include chapters on Baba Gorakhnath (Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Guru), freedom fighters Bandhu Singh and Rani Avanti Bai, and warrior brothers Alha-Udal of the 12th century.

UCWeb launches UC Share, a file transfer app for Android

02 May 2018

UCWeb launches UC Share, a file transfer app for Android

China's Alibaba-owned internet company UCWeb has launched a file transfer app for Android users.

Paytm launches Tap Card: Allows offline payments in 0.5 seconds

29 Apr 2018

Paytm launches Tap Card: Allows offline payments in 0.5 seconds

Paytm has launched Tap Card to make digital payments at merchant outlets without using the internet.