TECHNOLOGY


While describing the challenges in Mumbai, Bambai or Bombay—as the city has been known over the years—Johnny Walker, in the 1956 Hindi superhit film CID, warned saying, "Zara hat ke zara bach ke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan". Nearly seven decades later, the message of this evergreen number sung by...

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Groceries now have ratings! We all want to eat healthy, but do not know how to analyse the food products we buy. It is almost impossible to sort through and decode all the perplexing and contradictory health claims and counterclaims mentioned on the labels.   Xume’s food scanner takes the con...

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The antivirus app installed on your mobile device is expected to protect you, right? But what if the same app is also handing over your browser history to a major marketing company? In January 2020, PC magazine found out that user data was being shared between Avast and its subsidiary Jumpshot....

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We often come across lengthy YouTube videos which may be useful but are time-consuming. We just want to know the summary of the content without having to go through the entire video.   Summarize.tech is a very useful tool to get a text summary of the entire video within seconds. Just head to...

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While small cybercriminals continue to attack mostly individuals, more sophisticated and resourceful criminals (read: with money power) target industries using malware and ransomware to exploit vulnerabilities in a company's computer system. For example, in 2023, LockBit, one of the most...

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Indian elections have a major lacuna.   Usually, about 2/3rd of the eligible voters actually vote. If a party gets about 45% + of these votes, it wins a majority.  Therefore, votes from just 30% of the total electorate are enough to win an election.    Is this really a 'popular'...

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SnapEdit is a one of the best photo editing apps using artificial intelligence (AI) with a mission to make your editing easy, smooth and fun. Transform your photos like never before with SnapEdit which is designed to effortlessly remove unwanted objects with one click, enhance image quality...

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Everybody loves watching videos. You click on an exciting video shared by someone or find it on YouTube. The video seems legitimate, featuring a well-known personality and good production quality. You think, why not watch and check it out? However, the video could include a link that leads to a...

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Find your adventurous spirit, get off the beaten path and discover unique places to experience near and far, all contributed by Atlas Obscura’s global community of explorers. Google maps mostly displays popular places on the map. Atlas Obscura gets you off the beaten path and discover unique...

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Last month, after his deepfake video went viral on the internet, criticising prime minister Narendra Modi over unemployment and inflation, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh reacted by saying, ''Deepfake se bacho dostonnnn". He is not the lone victim of deepfakes – almost everybody from Sachin...

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Join the best chat app, a single app to chat on WhatsApp, SMS / RCS, Messenger and 10 other networks. You can see all your chats in just one inbox. And, you can find the chats you are looking for with multi-network search which makes it a breeze!   Beeper does store copies of your messages on...

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Pixel Search is an all-inclusive search tool for your Android device. With this tool, you can search through your phone’s contacts, files, shortcuts, apps and even get web-search suggestions. All of this is included in just one place which makes it super convenient to handle.   For example,...

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Dr Gopal Krishna 03 May 2024
“For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself” with the government spying on its people, Winston struggles to conceal old feelings from Big Brother.   – p162, part 3, chapter 4, 1984, George Orwell, quoted at p.1 of the verdict in writ...

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The concept of the golden hour plays a very crucial and important role in our lives, be it for prompt medical and surgical treatment to prevent death after an accident or clicking magical photos during the golden hour shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The same golden hour concept also...

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Last week, a former colleague called to seek guidance on handling calls she had received on WhatsApp from a 'police inspector'. She says the 'police inspector' told her that they had arrested a few youngsters in a rape case and wanted to know the whereabouts of her daughter. She found it fishy...

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This is one app that can save you many hours daily! It forces you to take a deep breath whenever you open distracting apps and gain back control over your time.   It’s as simple as it is effective: You will reduce your social media usage just by becoming aware of it. ‘one sec’ is the focus...

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Most Bollywood films of yore had a scene where the villain would hold someone dear to the good guy to ransom to force the hero to do his bidding—like signing on a paper or agreement to transfer assets, etc. Fast forward to 2024 and you hardly find such scenes in films or television serials....

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Many a times, we have large photos which are difficult to send online due to their large size. Image Compressor Lite will be your helpful companion at such times!   This app allows you to easily compress and re-size images on your device. You can compress images to a particular size, or to a...

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While most Indians are busy with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Lok Sabha elections, this week turned out to be quite alarming for mobile users, in terms of newer threats and cyberattacks. Apple has issued a threat notification about mercenary spyware attacks on a very small number of...

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These days, all of us have multiple devices—maybe a phone and a tablet, a phone and a computer or even multiple phones. It is always a struggle to keep the devices in sync, especially for important files and folders.                                         Syncthing is a very simple...

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