• Mon, Sep 25, 2017
  • Twitter testing Android app that uses less mobile data

    Updated: Sep, 25, 201705:00 AM

    In a bid to increase its monthly active users (MAU) in the developing markets where internet connectivity is poor, Twitter has started testing an Android app called 'Twitter Lite' that uses less...
    Twitter testing Android app that uses less mobile data
    Twitter, which has over 328 million total monthly active users -- 68 million MAU in the US and 260 million outside -- said the app was currently in the test mode in the Philippines, Tech Crunch reported.The app runs Android 5.0 and up, has language support both for English and Filipino and is usable on 2G and 3G networks. The test of the Twitter Lite app in the Google Play Store in the Philippines is another opportunity to increase the availability of Twitter in this market. The Philippines market has slow mobile networks and expensive data plans while mobile devices with limited storage are still very popular there. Twitter Lite helps to overcome these barriers to usage for Twitter in the Philippines, a Twitter spokesperson said.He said the app was an experiment and that Twitter was still evaluating whether to launch it in further...
  • Facebook tests WhatsApp shortcut in its app Facebook tests WhatsApp shortcut in its app
    Updated: Sep, 24, 201706:00 AM

    Facebook appears to be testing a new feature which will allow the users to launch WhatsApp directly from its app.

  • Google celebrates 100th birthday of chemist Asima Chatterjee Google celebrates 100th birthday of chemist Asima Chatterjee
    Updated: Sep, 23, 201702:59 PM

    Famous Search engine Google celebrated 100th birthday of Asima Chatterjee, the first woman scientist to be awarded a Doctor of Science from an Indian University.

  • Intex launches 'Aqua Lions 2' smartphone at Rs 4,599 Intex launches 'Aqua Lions 2' smartphone at Rs 4,599
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201702:00 PM

    Domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Friday launched its budget smartphone 'Aqua Lions 2' at Rs 4,599, that features a 5-inch FWVGA display.

  • WhatsApp rejects Britain’s request to access encrypted texts of terrorists WhatsApp rejects Britain’s request to access encrypted texts of terrorists
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201706:15 AM

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly rejected the British government’s request to access encrypted messages that the authorities had made in the wake of recent terror attacks in the country.

  • Google Search now shows ebooks in local library Google Search now shows ebooks in local library
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201705:00 AM

    Google has rolled out a new feature in Search that allows users to check if an e-book is available to borrow from the local library

  • Google’s digital payment app ‘Tez’ unveiled Google’s digital payment app ‘Tez’ unveiled
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201705:00 AM

    Tech giant Google on Monday joined the bandwagon of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) -based payment apps launching its ‘Tez’ app. Tez, which means fast in Hindi, is a standalone payments app that can...

  • Children who use cell phones more at risk of cyberbullying Children who use cell phones more at risk of cyberbullying
    Updated: Sep, 18, 201707:30 AM

    Does your fourth grader son or daughter own a cell phone? Beware, he or she may be particularly vulnerable to cyberbullying, researchers have warned. The findings showed that children who owned cell...

  • Gmail for Android now gets archiving interface tweak Gmail for Android now gets archiving interface tweak
    Updated: Sep, 18, 201705:30 AM

    An update to Gmail app for Android devices is being rolled out that brings some minor but visually distinct changes to the service. Swiping to archive an email is now presented in a different way,...

  • Google spent over $1bn on self-driving technology Google spent over $1bn on self-driving technology
    Updated: Sep, 17, 201705:00 AM

    Google has been reluctant about sharing how much it spends on self-driving technology but now, the number — over $1 billion — has been accidentally revealed while reviewing documents in the ongoing...