Instagram, Instagram comment threads, Instagram post, Facebook, Instagram update
August 16, 2017 3:00 pm

Aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easy, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced comment threads on its platform. Henceforth, users who reply to any Instagram post will find their response automatically grouped right underneath it in a thread.

Google Allo, Google Allo web, Google Allo Android, Google Allo Android app
August 16, 2017 1:49 pm

Google has announced that its Allo app will now work on the desktop. Unfortunately, it's only available on Android and Chrome but Google promises iOS support is coming soon. Here's how to use Google Allo on the web.

Facebook, Facebook News Feed, Facebook design change, Facebook new design, Facebook new Like icon
August 16, 2017 11:44 am

Facebook is updating the comment style to make it easier for users to identify which comments are direct replies to friends. Up next, Facebook will revamp the News Feed to make give it a new look and feel. Facebook users will now be able to see where a link will take them before clicking on it.

Google, Google Voice Search, Voice Search, Google Voice Search language, Google indian languages, Google Indian language
August 14, 2017 3:30 pm

Google's voice search is one of the growing features for the mobile app, and the company has now announced support for more Indian languages. Google is adding Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu this list.

Sarahah, Sarahah Messaging app, Sarahah app, Sarahah how to delete account, Sarahah remove account, Sarahah messaging app, Sarahah app how to use, Sarahah how to use, What is Sarahah
August 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Sarahah, the messaging app is unlike any other, because it lets users share anonymous messages with others. The app says it is all about 'honesty' and 'constructive' criticism. But here's how to remove your account if you are done with all those messages.

Brigham Young University (BYU) , Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, hacking, social, apps
August 13, 2017 12:33 pm

Researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) at Utah in the US found that most users of popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber are leaving themselves exposed to fraud or hacking because they are unaware of important security options like an 'authentication ceremony'.

WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp privacy, hacking
August 11, 2017 6:30 pm

Researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) at Utah in the US found that most users of popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber are leaving themselves exposed to fraud or hacking because they are unaware of important security options like an 'authentication ceremony'.

Snapchat, Snapchat Q2 results, Snapchat DAUs, Snapchat user base, Instagram, Instagram vs Snapchat Stories, Snapchat features, Snapchat results
August 11, 2017 3:24 pm

Snapchat could be relegated to the sidelines as a niche app for young people — or worse, a passing fad — rather than a major competitor for digital ad dollars like Facebook and yes, even the struggling Twitter.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp photo filters, WhatsApp Android beta, WhatsApp new features, WhatsApp update
August 10, 2017 8:00 pm

WhatsApp is testing photo filters for Android, something that has been there for iOS users for since June. WhatsApp beta is currently offering five filters - Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film - though more options could be announced in the stable version.

Sarahah, Sarahah app, Sarahah how it works, Sarahah send anonymous message, what is Sarahah
August 14, 2017 9:20 am

Sarahah, which has been created by Saudi developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq has gone viral for a simple reason - it lets you send anonymous messages to people. The app is available in two English as well as Arabic for iOS and Android users. So, how does Sarahah work? We take a look.

Google, Google Search, Google Search Shortcuts, Shortcuts on Google Search, Google Search app, Google App Android
August 10, 2017 2:22 pm

Google Search app in India has today added shortcuts on Android, which will make it easier for users to to get relevant information quickly and easily. The shortcuts will provide quick access to tools and let users explore a topic in depth all from the app.

Amazon, Amazon Pay Balance, Amazon Pay Balance Mobile Recharge, Amazon Mobile Recharge, how to recharge from Amazon, Amazon Pay feature
August 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Amazon Pay Balance now supports Mobile recharges in India. The feature is listed on the Amazon website as well as the mobile app, though this is still in beta. Amazon Pay is the company's mobile wallet app in India. However, Airtel is not supported in mobile recharge.

Google, Google Anti-diversity memo, Google women in tech, Women in Silicon Valley, Gender discrimination, Google tech memo, Google viral memo, Google memo
August 10, 2017 11:37 am

Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And Google likely had every right to fire him, workplace experts and lawyers say.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp UPI payments, WhatsApp UPI Android, What is UPI, UPI WhatsApp payment, WhatsApp UPI payment option, WhatsApp Android Beta
August 10, 2017 9:57 am

WhatsApp is working on adding payments via UPI to its app, and it looks like this could be out soon. The beta version of WhatsApp's Android app currently includes a preview for the UPI payments feature, though this is hidden for now.

Facebook, Facebook Watch, What is Facebook Watch, Facebook Watch video, Facebook Video, Facebook Original video, Facebook new videos, Facebook Video features, Facebook original content
August 10, 2017 9:07 am

Facebook will introduce a new video hub on the world’s largest social network Thursday, offering some US users short episodic series from content partners. The new section, called Watch, is meant to increase the amount of time users spend watching video.

Facebook, Facebook LifeStage app, Facebook Snapchat, Facebook Snapchat rival, Facebook vs Snapchat, LifeStage app
August 9, 2017 11:36 am

Facebook has shut down its standalone social networking app Lifestage that it released a year ago for high schoolers, media reports said.  Not many people knew about this Snapchat-like app as only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it.

YouTube in-app feature, YouTube video chat Android, YouTube in-app messaging iOS, videos, YouTube videos
August 8, 2017 6:30 pm

YouTube has launched a new sharing feature in its mobile app for Android and iOS. The feature allows users to send YouTube videos and chat within the YouTube app by adding friends and family or an invitation link, the company wrote in a blog post.

Paytm, Paytm India, Paytm phonebook payment, Paytm user base, How to use Paytm, Paytm Android, Paytm Android app
August 7, 2017 3:07 pm

Paytm's new feature for payments from phonebook: To use this feature, open the Contacts list on your smartphone, select a contact, tap on ‘Send Money’ and enter the desired amount to instantly send money.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp Status, WhatsApp coloured Status, WhatsApp colourful Status, WhatsApp Status colour background
August 7, 2017 11:40 am

WhatsApp will reportedly add a new floating pencil button right above the camera icon in the Status tab. Users can click on the icon to upload coloured text status. WhatsApp will give users three options - to add emojis, select font, and change background colour - to design coloured text status.

Apple, Apple music, Carpool Karaoke, Carpool Karaoke: The series, James Corden, Apple Music Show, Apple Music new show
August 4, 2017 1:49 pm

Apple is competing in a crowded field against companies including Inc and Netflix Inc shelling out billions of dollars a year to stream dramas and comedies. Through Carpool Karaoke, Apple Music is attempting to attract paid membership to people interested in the segment that first appeared on The Late Show with James Corden.

Google, Google Internet Saathi, Internet Saathi Programme, Internet Saathi India, Internet Saathi project, Google women rural internet
August 3, 2017 4:02 pm

Google's Internet Saathi programme is now present in over 100,000 villages in India, and will be rolled out in two new states, which are Bihar and Haryana. Google has partnered with the Tata Trust to roll out this program across rural India, and it is focused on helping women in this part of the country in coming online.

Facebook, Facebook News Feed, Facebook News Links, Facebook Publishers, Facebook News Feed changes, Facebook news
August 3, 2017 2:44 pm

Facebook executives said they had heard from people how frustrating it is to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. If signals indicate the webpage will load quickly, the link to that webpage might appear more in a user's News Feed.

Twitter, Twitter crime, Tweets criminal activity, Twitter crime stats, Twitter usage, social media
August 3, 2017 2:24 pm

Microblogging site Twitter, which is open and accessible to anyone, can be used to help predict people engaged in criminal activity, a study has found.

Google, MIT, Google photo editing software, Google retouch photos real time
August 3, 2017 2:01 pm

Google, along with researchers from MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has created a new algorithm process that can automatically retouch images 'in the style of a professional photographer' in real-time. The system uses machine learning technology to process photos.

Instagram, Instagram Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Instagram Stories user base, Instagram Stories top features, Instagram Stories user base
August 2, 2017 7:10 pm

Instagram Stories, the feature inspired from Snapchat's Stories, has turned one-year old today, and now boasts of over 250 million daily users. For the record, this is more than the total number of users on Snapchat as a whole. Instagram also revealed some interesting trends about the feature.

Google, Google Chrome, Chrome ad blocker, Google ad blocker, Google ad blocking feature for Chrome
August 2, 2017 3:00 pm

Google is reportedly looking to add ad-blocking feature to Chrome browser on mobile and desktop next year. Now, the feature has been spotted by Caschys Blog on Canary app (Unstable) for Android. Google's ad-blocking option will be present in Chrome's 'Site settings' menu under sub-section 'Ads'.

Google, Gboard, Google Gboard, Gboard update, Gboard iOS update
August 2, 2017 1:56 pm

Google Gboard for iOS has been updated to add easier access to Maps and YouTube, new Ink feature as well as three new languages. Now Gboard users can tap the G button to use Maps and YouTube. This makes it simpler to share location or video content in any messaging app.

Paytm, Paytm messaging app, Paytm Messaging app leaked, Patym vs WhatsApp, WhatsApp India, Paytm India user base, technology news
August 2, 2017 10:55 am

Alibaba-backed Paytm is now looking to diversify into messaging services. Having received a large user base following the demonetisation of November 2016, its latest offering will directly compete with WhatsApp, India's most popular messaging service.

Vodafone Student Recharge, Vodafone 84GB data plan, Vodafone vs Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Vodafone recharge, Vodafone 1GB daily data, Vodafone vs Reliance Jio plans, Jio plans, Vodafone best data offers
August 1, 2017 8:58 am

Vodafone is challenging Reliance Jio with its new 'Vodafone Campus Survival Kit', and offering up to 84GB data at Rs 445 for students. The new offer was announced by the company, and will be slowly rolled out to all parts of the country, and here's a comparison with Reliance Jio.

digital India, Talk to the Hand, mobility, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, social media, Uber
July 30, 2017 8:59 am

It is time to insist that the infrastructure of digital India is accompanied by the infrastructure of care for the digital Indian.When the telephone was first introduced as a mass communication tool, one of the biggest fears was that it would allow people to lie and cheat at will.

Microsoft, windows 10, Microsoft Photos app, Microsoft photos smart search, artificial intelligence
July 29, 2017 1:31 pm

Microsoft is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify and sort pictures based on different categories like colours, months, and faces. The smart search feature in Photos app for Windows 10 and Mobile is being tested by the company.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp Android beta, WhatsApp App Shortcuts, App Shortcuts WhatsApp, WhatsApp new feature
July 28, 2017 2:05 pm

WhatsApp for Android beta has added launcher App Shortcuts, that will allow users to directly open a new chat, Starred messages or in-app camera. WhatsApp App Shortcuts feature is live for users on Android beta version 2.17.277. WhatsApp has over 1 billion daily active users on the app.

Google, Google adds SOS Alerts, Google maps, Google maps SOS Alert, Google latest news, social media, technology news, social news
July 28, 2017 11:50 am

According to a Google post, people can get access to critical information and resources from local authorities and first responders, and will be shown news articles, emergency telephone numbers and other useful information in a single place.

Microsoft, microsoft bug rewards, microsoft latest announcements, microsft news, technology, tech news
July 28, 2017 11:38 am

To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft's virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000.

Microsoft, Microsoft Kaizala, Kaizala Pro app, Microsoft Kaizala Pro feature, Kaizala features, Microsoft Kaizala app, What is Kaizala
July 27, 2017 2:18 pm

Microsoft has announced Kaizala Pro, which is an enterprise-based messaging product designed for the Indian market. Kaizala is also available on iOS and Android as a messaging app, and ready to download for regular users. This is Microsoft's messaging platform geared for enterprises and productivity.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp user base, WhatsApp 1 billion users, WhatsApp daily users, WhatsApp Status users, WhatsApp growth, WhatsApp total users, WhatsApp vs Snapchat
July 27, 2017 11:04 am

WhatsApp has announced that it has over 1 billion daily active users, who are on the app out of a total of 1.3 billion monthly active users. The apps sees over 55 billion messages being shared every day, of which over 1 billion are video messages alone.