02 Jul 2020
Animated stickers to QR codes, new features launch on 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.
30 Jun 2020
#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India
Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, the Government of India has taken the decision to ban as many as 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.
30 Jun 2020
In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?
The rules of the world, like maintaining a respectable distance, minimizing social contact, and wearing masks, don't fit the bill for sex workers, whose livelihoods depend on physical touch.
28 Jun 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more
This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.
24 Jun 2020
#NotAFakeNews: Microsoft makes antivirus tool for Android
Months after confirming the plan to bring Windows Defender to iOS and Android, Microsoft has started executing the move.
24 Jun 2020
WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why
Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.
23 Jun 2020
Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here
More than a year after launching sticker support, WhatsApp is working towards expanding the capability - by adding animated stickers.
15 Jun 2020
WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India
WhatsApp has launched its peer-to-peer payments service for users across Brazil.
14 Jun 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more
This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, especially for consumer tech enthusiasts.
13 Jun 2020
ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches
The International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption unit has stated that players could receive corrupt approaches through social media during lockdown.
12 Jun 2020
#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp
After launching dark mode and an enhanced 8-person limit for group calling, WhatsApp appears to be working on additional capabilities for its Android and iOS apps.
11 Jun 2020
New WhatsApp chatbot busts COVID-19 misinformation in Hindi
In a bid to help Indians fight misinformation around COVID-19, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has launched the Hindi version of its fact-checking chatbot for WhatsApp.
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.
02 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds
With a worrying surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi and allegations that Arvind Kejriwal's government isn't disclosing the actual statistics, the chief minister on Tuesday announced that a new mobile application has been launched to give information about the hospital beds in the National Capital.
25 May 2020
Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here
The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.
23 May 2020
Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home
Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.
20 May 2020
'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how
After launching several scattered features aimed at buying and selling products, Facebook is making a full-fledged move in the social e-commerce arena to take on players like Amazon.
18 May 2020
Nawazuddin's wife files for divorce, sends legal notice: Report
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya has sent a legal notice to him, demanding divorce and maintenance, several reports said on Monday.
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.
14 May 2020
Want to schedule WhatsApp messages? Here's the way
When you are too busy with your life, it can be difficult to keep track of important events/days and wish people on time.
10 May 2020
Facebook Messenger Rooms will soon work via WhatsApp Web
A few weeks ago, Facebook launched Messenger Rooms - its own "free" Zoom competitor.
05 May 2020
WhatsApp Pay may finally be launched this month: Details here
WhatsApp's much-coveted digital payments service, WhatsApp Pay, may finally be launched by the end of this month.
03 May 2020
Do not fall for fake COVID-19 relief schemes, warns government
The spread of COVID-19 - the worst public health crisis of our time - has triggered a wave of misinformation around the world.
29 Apr 2020
WhatsApp might soon start offering loans in India: Details here
Since 2018, WhatsApp has been working on a peer-to-peer transfer facility for India - its biggest market.
27 Apr 2020
Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine
A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.
27 Apr 2020
Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here
In a bid to simplify the process of buying groceries and daily essentials, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched its JioMart service on WhatsApp.
26 Apr 2020
#WeeklyRecap: New affordable ventilator, iPhone text-bomb, Messenger Rooms, and more
This week, some major developments were noted in the world of technology.
26 Apr 2020
Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook
In a shocking development, Facebook has accused Israeli security firm NSO Group of using servers located in the US to launch a coordinated spyware attack on hundreds of users of WhatsApp, its main messaging service.
26 Apr 2020
Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom
In a major move, social media giant Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, a dedicated virtual meeting platform to take on the likes of Zoom and Google Meet.
24 Apr 2020
Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp
Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".
22 Apr 2020
Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio
Finally, Facebook has confirmed the long-rumored plan of teaming up with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.
21 Apr 2020
Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn
As India faces the COVID-19 lockdown, educators are rushing to use digital resources to ensure students keep learning even while being at home.
21 Apr 2020
Now, WhatsApp allows group calls with up to eight participants
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people locked in their homes, Facebook is upgrading its products to make calling easier and convenient.
16 Apr 2020
Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"
Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".
16 Apr 2020
Soon, Google will protect your Drive files with Face ID
Google Drive always remains protected with a password - the same one you use for your Google account.
12 Apr 2020
#WeeklyRecap: New CoronaOven, Apple-Google collaboration, WhatsApp's restrictions, and more
This week, the tech industry continued its fight against coronavirus with innovative new solutions and technologies.
07 Apr 2020
WhatsApp restricts number of messages you can forward: Details here
In a bid to prevent the spread of potentially dangerous misinformation, including those baseless rumors around COVID-19, WhatsApp is imposing new restrictions on message forwarding.
06 Apr 2020
Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake
Misinformation about a phased extension of the lockdown in India has been doing the rounds on social media.
05 Apr 2020
#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more
This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.
01 Apr 2020
WhatsApp working to enable multi-device support, expiring messages
Despite the hiccups stemming from the outbreak of coronavirus, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is doing everything possible to serve its users around the globe.