Month: January 2018

Nintendo is shutting Miitomo App this year

Nintendo’s Miitomo is shutting down from 1:30pm IST on May 9 on Android and iOS. Miitomo will not allow you to access its features, check your messages, or use your items. Nintendo has mentioned that you can transfer your Mii to your Nintendo Account by linking it to Miitomo


Twitter launches ‘India Gate’ Emoji to celebrate Republic Day

Twitter has recently launched a special #RepublicDay emoji to celebrate Republic Day in the country. The emoji that represents “India Gate” will be live until Monday, January 29. Twitter users can use the #RepublicDay, #HappyRepublicDay and #RepublicDay2018 hashtags from across the world.

Google launches Chrome 64 for Android Devices

Google has started launching Chrome 64 for Android devices. The new version contains site-wide audio muting option and is designed to limit malicious auto-redirects. Moreover, it also includes a feature for the security of sites with abusive promotional and advertisement experiences.

Android Oreo now shows WiFi network speeds before you connect

Android 8.1 Oreo tells you the Wi-Fi connection speeds under the names of public networks and users can see the connection speed before connecting to the network. Google has separated the Wi-Fi speeds into four categories: Slow, OK, Fast and Very Fast.

GiveGab announces acquisition of Kimbia

GiveGab acquires Kimbia, becoming the leader in Giving Days nationwide. After this acquisition brings GiveGab closer to its goal of being the largest charitable software platform through the combined support of over 40,000 nonprofits since its inception.

Wynk Music crosses 75 million app installations

Wynk Music has announced that it has crossed 75 million app installations across the world. The platform has a vast collection of music in 12 Indian regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Kannada accounted for a majority of the growth in the regional content.

Google Play is launching Audiobooks facility

Google Play has recently announced the launch of Audiobooks. The tech-company may provide discounts coupons and vouchers to the initial audiobook buyers to provide better services in future. According to the sources, Google is offering a simpler way to search and buy audiobooks and this can be a challenge for Amazon.

Paytm launched its Business App for Android users

Paytm launched its Business app for Android users. It provides registered merchants and business partners and also offers the ability to track payments, navigate through past transactions, and track settlements through a mobile app. Till now, this new app got 4.4 reviews from over 4000 people on Google Play Store.

Instagram launches ‘Active At’ feature to show last active option

Instagram will now start showing users when their friends are online or were last active on the network in the Direct Messages option. This is similar to ‘Last Seen’ on WhatsApp and ‘Active at’ on Facebook Messenger. it’s also testing a new ‘Type’ feature that enables text-only, written Stories on the mobile app.

iPhone battery replacement cost comes to Rs. 2,000 (All-Inclusive)

Apple has lower the cost of replacement batteries to Rs. 2,000, including everything, there will be no extra or hidden cost charged over it. This replacement programme was confirmed by multiple service centers situated across the Delhi-NCR and Mumbai. This offer includes some selected devices for the replacement programme.

WhatsApp launched Business App for Small and Medium Enterprises

Facebook-owned WhatsApp had launched a standalone app for the business purpose named WhatsApp Business. This app main focus of this app is to make business communication with customers more streamlined for SME’s on the popular messaging platform but currently, only Android users can make use of it.

Indian Premier League to be Live Streamed in VR by Hotstar

Star India made an announcement about its plans to live stream Indian Premier League T20 matches on its digital platform Hotstar in a virtual reality form. The event will be scheduled from April 4. Moreover, viewers will also be able to select different camera angles and choose from the available commentary languages.

Hike Total to allow users to send messages without an Internet Connection

Hike Total is a product that will allow users to access essential services like messaging, news and recharge among the group and relatives without any active data connection. This will be available from March 1 on selected devices like Intex Aqua Lions N1, Aqua Lions T1, and Aqua Lions T1-Lite as well as Karbonn A40.

10 sites where you can earn money to play online games

There are people who were making close to few thousands a month and getting paid to play games at home. An average gamer can make a living from playing games on the web and if you enjoy online games, it can be a great way to earn some extra cash, this can only be done if you don’t have any responsibility.

Airbnb launched ‘Pay Less Up Front’ option for bookings

Airbnb launched a new feature on its platform known as “Pay Less Up Front”, this feature on Airbnb provides guests and users to pay a part of the entire amount at the time of booking and the rest of the amount can be payable later. Previously, the California-based company launched Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for users.

BlackBerry launches Cybersecurity Software called Jarvis

BlackBerry launched a new cybersecurity software, which rectifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars. The product is better known as Blackberry Jarvis. Previously in 2017, BlackBerry has signed automotive-related deals with chipmaker Qualcomm and auto supplier Denso and Ford.

Hotstar is providing discount on 3, 6, and 9-Month Subscriptions

Hotstar is providing long-term plans at value-for-money rates to connect more subscribers. The Star India owned video streaming platform is offering three new plans at the price of Rs. 498, Rs. 894, and Rs. 1,197 with 3-month, 6-month, and 9-month validities, respectively.

Alibaba’s DingTalk enterprise chat app launches in India

Alibaba-owned platform DingTalk also took a step forward and revealed an English version that focuses on the small and medium-sized enterprises. Currently, the English version of this app is available in Malaysia. It’s also available on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows operating system.

Windows 10 provides ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

In this feature, You can set your own schedule, during this period you will only receive notifications from people and apps on your priority list and it also contains new tools to correct your grammatical mistakes and errors for both EPUB books and Reading View on websites.

Google Play releases the best Android apps and Games for Q1 2018

Google Play has published the latest group of ‘Android Excellence’ apps and games. These selected apps are the top performing apps and games on the Play Store of this quarter. The list consists of 22 new apps and 16 games that managed to come under the top performing list for the first quarter of 2018.

Huawei wins the patent lawsuit against rival Samsung

Huawei sued Samsung in both China and the US for allegedly infringing on multiple wireless communication patents and passing whole year now a Shenzhen judge ruled against Samsung and ordered Samsung to stop selling any product using technology protected by the one patent.

Facebook is launching its local news platform : ‘Today In’

Facebook is planning to experiment a new feature in its existing app where it will provide brief information about city-specific local news, events, and announcements available on its platform. The company is providing their services in cities like New Orleans, Little Rock, Billings, Peoria, Olympia, and Binghampton.

Google Duo doesn’t require app to work on Android

Google Duo has been spotted on Android with new capabilities that let Duo users make calls to other users who do not have the app installed on their smartphones, this feature will only work on Android devices. Reddit users talked about it on the thread indicating Nexus 6P unit.

Facebook is launching home video chat product : Portal

 Facebook is eyeing to launch a home video chat product named Portal in the month of May that will compete with Amazon’s Echo Show and Google Assistant-enabled touchscreens. The social media giant also intends to let Portal access outside streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix.