14 Sep 2017

Whatsapp to introduce Delete Messege option shortly



Chatting with your bestie is fun and stress-bursting but not if the message is accidentally delivered to your boss instead of that friend. To save you from such embarrassment WhatsApp is working on a recall button feature and now there is a report that the feature could soon come to Android and iOS users.

According to the reports from the fan site WABetaInfo, the messaging app is finally testing the feature and it will be called as Delete for Everyone feature.

"WhatsApp is finally testing the Delete for Everyone feature: the server finally works and it successfully recalls the message. Also if the server works, this does not mean that the feature is currently enabled. It will be remotely enabled later and seen that WhatsApp 'enabled' their servers for the Delete for Everyone feature, it may really be enabled soon," the site posted on Twitter.

12 Sep 2017

LINK AADHAAR TO MOBILE PHONE BY FEBRUARY 2018, IT WILL NOT COMPROMISE YOUR DATA: CENTRE



The government has issued a notice clarifying citizens' doubts that linking Aadhaar to mobile phone will not compromise your biometrics data and neither will it give the telecom company access to your banking data.

The Centre has stated that any biometrics collected by the telecom company has to be encrypted by the telecom company and sent to UIDAI at that moment itself and cannot store it. Storage will be considered a criminal offence and punishable with up to three years of imprisonment.
22 Aug 2017

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi High Court Sends Notice to Facebook, Google Over Centre's Direction



The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea to direct them to take down the links of Blue Whale challenge, an Internet-based suicide challenge that has been allegedly linked to several deaths of children worldwide.
28 Jun 2017

Vodafone to offer free 4GB data to Nokia 3,5 buyers, 9GB for Nokia 6



While there still may be some time for the debut of Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones in India, HMD Global, the company which currently manufactures and sells Nokia phones has already tied up with country's leading telecom company to promote the sales of the smartphones.

The company has partnered with Vodafone India to offer free data to the buyers of Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The buyers will get free additional 3G or 4G data on the purchase of 1GB data plan. The offer is valid for 3 recharges. "We are delighted to partner with HMD Global to roll out this exciting offer that enables our customers to get the most out of their new Nokia smartphone"," said Sandeep Kataria, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said while announcing the offer.
8 Jun 2017

iPhone 6 (16GB) Available at Just Rs. 21,999 on Flipkart in Father's Day Offer



After teasing its Father’s Day offer on the iPhone 6 (16GB), the company has now announced the special price for the smartphone that will last till June 10. The iPhone 6 (16GB) can be picked up for Rs. 21,999 starting today on Flipkart, till June 10. This offer has been made live to commemorate Father’s Day that is set for June 18.
1 Jun 2017

Google Sheets adds automatic charts, Docs & Slides sync, improved shortcuts and more





Google Drive is full of powerful tools, and Sheets is one that many rely on as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Today, Google is debuting several new features for Sheets that are bound to become incredibly useful to its users.The first major update Sheets gets today is the ability to automatically create charts based on your various spreadsheets, taking the work off of your back and throwing it on to Google’s powerful machine learning. Simply using the “explore” option, users can ask Google natural language questions based on their spreadsheet, “bar chart for ice cream sales” for example, and Google will present them with a chart that uses that data.
31 May 2017

Paytm integrates with Splitwise to make money sharing easy



Indian android users can rejoice as Splitwise app has integrated with Paytm and sharing money online was never this easy. You can repay any friend on Splitwise within seconds using your Paytm account without any long processes or complicated transactions.

To access the integration, open a group or friendship where you owe money, tap “Settle Up”, then tap Pay via your account. After tapping on ‘Pay with Paytm’, Splitwise will prompt you to confirm the recipient’s phone number as well as the payment amount too. Hitting “Next” will launch the Paytm app to complete the transaction and that will be it.
19 May 2017

Android Go is not a separate OS, it's a project part of Android O

A day after Google talked about the Android Go, and made millions of Android phone users who stick to a budget phone happy, at the Google I/O, the company has said that this is not a separate operating system like the way Android One was. Instead the Android Go is an internal project name for a bunch of improvements that the company has built into Android O, the next version of Android that will reach consumers in the coming months.
18 May 2017

INDUSTRY A NET HIRER, SKILLS THE KEY IMPERATIVE IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY



New Delhi, May 18, 2017: Amidst conversations around the increasing layoffs and the need for the technology workforce to reskill themselves with the evolving times, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today stated that the numbers being reported across different sources are incorrect and are not in-line with the actual employment progression.
17 May 2017

Google Photos upgraded with new sharing features, photo books, and Google Lens




Google today announced an upgrade for its popular Google Photos application, which is now being used by 500 million people every month. The app now has a new social feature called Suggested Sharing, which uses facial recognition to suggest which photos you should send to your friends and family. Another option called Shared Libraries will allow you to automatically share either all your photos or a subset of your photos with specific people – like a best friend or partner – for example.

Getting a call from 777888999? It's not a death call, your phone won't explode


Answering a phone call from 777888999 won't get you killed. All those warning messages you are getting on WhatsApp are fake.

A viral message has taken social media by storm. The message is warning people that answering a phone call from a specific mobile number may set their handset on fire and get them killed.

16 May 2017

Google Assistant could launch on the iPhone tomorrow



Google’s digital assistant may be about to move in on Siri’s turf. According to Bloomberg, a Google Assistant app is ready to launch on iOS and will likely be made available this week during Google’s I/O developer conference. Android Police also said the app should be available soon, but only in the US.

The Google Assistant launched last year on Google’s Pixel smartphone and began expanding to phones running Android Marshmallow and Nougat back in March. The Assistant is pretty much just Google’s riff on Siri: it answers questions, sends messages, and can handle basic actions on the phone.
10 May 2017

After Wipro And Cognizant, Tech Mahindra Lays Off 1,000 Employees



Tech Mahindra, India's fifth largest IT and software services firm, has laid off about 1,000 employees this month as part of their annual performance appraisal process, sources told NDTV Profit. The move closely followed similar downsizing by IT majors Wipro and Cognizant, as automation and increased protectionist policies by the US have forced the Indian firms to trim work force. This week Infosys, India's second largest IT company, could also hand out pink slips to hundreds of mid- and senior-level employees as it carries out bi-annual performance review amid a challenging business environment.



Many IT companies are struggling with lower growth amid big changes in the technology landscape which is fast shifting towards new digital services. The tightening of the visa regime in many countries would also impact the IT companies' margin, say analysts.

Last week, the US-based Cognizant had rolled out a voluntary separation programme for directors, associate VPs and senior VPs, offering them 6-9 months of salary. Wipro, too, is learnt to have asked about 600 employees to leave as part of its annual "performance appraisal"

Reliance Jio Fiber Preview will be launched in these cities Reliance Jio Fiber Preview will be launched in these cities



With the Jio 4G services up and running, the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio group is now focusing on its new broadband service JioFiber which is expected to roll out in the coming months. It could come as early as June or as late as the year end. But whenever it comes, it will be first made available in select cities and later its reach will be expanded.

 The company blames Jio 4G for the delay in the launch of JioFiber. "The launch of Jio broadband service has been delayed due to the extension of Jio 4G commercial launch until 31 March. We can expect Jio broadband launch date after March 2017," company notes on its site.

With JioFiber, company aims to deliver fast and cheap internet connection at homes, similar to what it did with Jio 4G. While a lot has been said and written about the much-awaited JioFiber, here is a quick summary of everything you need to know about it.
5 May 2017

What do Indians do on the internet?





Internet-savvy Indians are hooked to Google, Facebook, and Amazon, a report released by media management company GroupM says. An average Indian with internet access spends over 200 minutes monthly on search engine Google, the report says.

Titled Interaction 2017, the report is based on a survey of digital advertising growth forecasts in 46 markets, tracking technology developments, media trends, and consumer behavior.

Here are the top websites where Indians spend the most time. However, it is unclear what they were looking for on Google.

On average, India’s internet users spent 1.41 hours online daily in 2016. In China, the number was almost double at 3.38 hours; in the US it was 3.57 hours.

India remains an attractive market for new-age internet companies waiting to exploit its large digitally connected population. After all, in 2017, some 450 million Indians are expected to be online. The country is also home to the world’s second-largest smartphone user population.

Yet, the market is riddled with challenges as internet connectivity remains poor. A bulk of India’s netizens still use less than half-a-GB of data per month, the report said.
29 Apr 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai received nearly US $200 million salary last year

Google CEO Sundar Pichai doubled the amount he made in 2015, as he received nearly $199.7 million in compensation last year.

According to a filing from Google's parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30), the company's compensation committee attributed the generous pay to Pichai's promotion to CEO and "numerous successful product launches."



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