TECHNOLOGY


Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 28 November 2016
We are bombarded with news all the time. And, to digest and assimilate all the stories is quite a brainful! InShorts is a mobile app which gives you India-centric news, in short. It is a unique app which condenses each news item in just 60 words. If you like to read more, you have a link...

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IANS 26 November 2016
Giving away a warning to all WhatsApp users across the globe, a report said that clicking on the links circulated on instant messaging app may expose and make them vulnerable to cyberattacks.   According to a report in The Sun newspaper, hackers are using simple tricks to fool people...

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IANS 25 November 2016
Using Google Glass, Siberian scientists are developing a prototype of a model to study an individual's proneness to certain brain diseases at an early stage, media reported.   The scientists are using Google Glass to study how people react to virtual reality and analysed the...

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IANS 22 November 2016
Apple has confirmed that there is a flaw in its iPhone 6 Plus that makes the display unresponsive and has launched a new repair programme.   The hardware malfunction called "touch disease" exhibits display flickering or multi-touch issues in iPhone 6 Plus after being dropped multiple...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 18 November 2016
A rule of thumb is a homemade recipe for making a guess. It is an easy-to-remember guide that falls somewhere between a mathematical formula and a shot in the dark. Rules of thumb are a kind of tool. They help you appraise a problem or a situation. A pilot in a tight spot doesn’t ask...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 17 November 2016
Would you like to take professional shots with your Smartphone? Help with composition for faces, scenes, objects, etc? Camera51 is for you! It automatically detects and analyses faces, scenes, objects and lines and guides you to the perfect frame in every click. It utilises the principles of...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 16 November 2016
Heads Up! is a hilarious new game which you can play with your friends! From naming celebrities, to singing, to silly accents—guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer goes off! Once you start the app, choose the theme and hold it up on your...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 15 November 2016
Waking up is always difficult! How many times have you cursed your alarm clock for waking you up? Install WakeVoice Alarm on your Android device and you can convert your wake-up time into something less difficult. It has all the bells and whistles of a typical alarm clock. Multiple alarms,...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 14 November 2016
Bank customers often find themselves paying charges or fines for things that they are not even aware of. The consumer grievance redress system in most banks is weak and staffed by robot-like characters who push out template replies, instead of attempting to understand and resolve customer...

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IANS 07 November 2016
Micro-blogging giant Twitter was briefly down in various parts of the world for nearly half an hour early Monday morning, the media reported.   The outage took place after WikiLeaks -- the whistleblowing website responsible for releasing Hillary Clinton's private emails -- claimed a...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 04 November 2016
TuneIn lets you listen to real radio stations right on your phone. Sometimes, you want to listen to the traditional over-the-air radio. Luckily, TuneIn Radio has over 100,000 real radio stations covering everything—from music, sports, news and talk radio—and the app’s customisable Newsfeed...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 04 November 2016
When you are out and have to meet friends, you need to tell them your current location. When you are on your way home, your family needs to know exactly where you are and how you are moving towards home.   Glympse is a simple app that helps you do all that. Just enter the person’s...

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IANS 03 November 2016
Barely two days after Twitter's India head Rishi Jaitly resigned, Twitter's Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Parminder Singh on Thursday announced that he has quit the company.   "An update. After leading Twitter in Asia's most...

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IANS 03 November 2016
Social media giant Facebook scored big in the third quarter of this year, reporting $7.01 billion in revenue and its daily active users (DAUs) stood at 1.18 billion on average as of September 2016, an increase of 17 per cent year-on-year.   Mobile advertising revenue represented...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 03 November 2016
Smart Tools is a complete package of six app sets. It includes five professional sets for a total of 16 tools. In a word, an ‘all-in-one’ app.   Set 1: Length, Angle, Slope, Level, Thread—Smart Ruler Pro   Set 2: Distance, Height, Width, Area—Smart Measure Pro   Set 3:...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 02 November 2016
As I am writing this piece, following the increased incidents of fire and explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, that was touted as prime rival to iPhones, Samsung has stopped production and sales of this device and withdrawn the model. In September 2016, the company had recalled 250,000 devices...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 02 November 2016
If you have been using a smartphone for a while, you should have Truecaller installed on your phone by now. If not, do it now! Truecaller is the best way to identify who is calling you, even if you do not have the number in your directory. They boast a database of over two billion numbers...

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Eighty per cent of people in India have experienced a tech support scam, 32 per cent continued with the scam and 22 per cent of them lost money, a new survey revealed on Wednesday.   The survey by Microsoft and marketing consultant Ipsos Public Affairs found that globally, two out of...

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Julia Angwin (ProPublica) 24 October 2016
Update, Oct. 21, 2016:   After we published this story, Google reached out to say that it doesn’t currently use Gmail keywords to target web ads. We’ve updated the story to reflect that.   When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey...

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Claiming that genuine Apple accessories like Lightning-to-USB cables and USB power adapters sold on Amazon and Groupon are 90 per cent fake, the Cupertino-based tech giant has filed a lawsuit against US-based Mobile Star LLC, accusing it of selling counterfeit accessories...

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