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mAadhaar, Valid ID For Train Travel, Crosses 10 Lakh Download In 2 Months.



In just 2 months 10 lakh people have downloaded mAadhaar, thus making it a very popular App among the users. This was shared on Twitter by Union Minister For Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad. Effective from 8th September 2017, the Railways allowed m-Aadhaar as one of the proofs of identity for rail travel. mAadhaar is a mobile app from UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar Card. For showing Aadhaar, the person undertaking the train journey, has to open the app and enter his/her password to show the Aaadhar Card on the smartphone. However, it can be done only on the mobile number to which Aadhaar has been linked.

Govt Launches 'SHe-Box' Portal To Combat Sexual Harassment



The Women and Child Development ministry today launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace.

Union minister Maneka Gandhi said the platform will cater to central government employees in the beginning and thereafter, its ambit will be widened to include the private sector as well.

UIDAI mAadhaar app launched on Android: Here’s what it does, how to use









TheUnique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has just launched the mAadhaar app for syncing Aadhaar data on the mobile phone. The mAadhaar app is only available on Android for now and is available for download on the Google Play Store. Just be careful when typing the name, make sure it is mAadhaar, and you don’t end up downloading some fake app.

Have you downloaded the #GSTRateFinderApp?

A simple app to search through the various goods and services and their respective GST Rates and details.Search the entire list or respective categories of taxes for Goods and Services.



The GST Rates Finder mobile app which was launched for Android platforms earlier this week will soon be rolled out for iOS users. Currently, the app is available only for Android users and can be downloaded from Google Play Store. “Mobile app ‘GST Rates Finder’ is available on Android platform and will soon be available on iOS platform,” Finance Ministry said in a tweet. The GST Rates Finder app can be downloaded on any smartphone and can also work in offline mode, the Finance Ministry informed.

Google's gift to its Muslim users this Ramzan: Qibla App



Google has something to gift to its Muslim users this Ramadan. The company is making it easier to search for Qibla- the direction in which Muslims turn to pray by launching a Qibla Finder app. The app uses augmented reality to find the direction towards the Kaaba- holy shrine located at Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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.

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.

Mithai After Marshmallow? Sundar Pichai's Idea For Next Android Version



NEW DELHI: Google may name a future version of its Android operating system, traditionally named after desserts in alphabetical order, on an Indian delicacy, said chief executive Sundar Pichai today as he engaged in a free-wheeling chat with college and school students in New Delhi.

The 43-year-old Chennai-born tech executive, who is on a two-day visit to India, said Google may organise an online poll to choose the name of the next Android release. "And if all Indians vote, I think we can make (an Indian name) it happen," he said.

The session hosted by star cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, also saw Mr Pichai disclose how many phones he owned, his view of India's start-up culture and his love for sports.

"I am a huge fan of soccer. I follow cricket and soccer. If I wasn't at Google, I would have taken up football or cricket. But I would still be building software," he said.

Mr Pichai also said it was "incredible" to see the start-up culture unfold in India. "One good thing about India is you find a tea stall and there is an entrepreneur. So that streak has always been there," he said.

"Part of reason that we are interested in India is because it is amazingly young and many ways the trends of the future will come from India," he said.

On his journey, Mr Pichai said it was always important to follow a dream and not blindly chase degree in engineering, medicine or computer science. "Last week someone tweeted to me saying thank you on behalf of all Indian Americans for not being a doctor," he said.

When asked which was his first phone, Mr Pichai said it was a Motorola nearly two decades ago. "I shouldn't say this but today there are around 20 to 30 phones lying around my house," he said.

Now an app that lets you keep tab on mobile usage




Keeping tab of your mobile phone usage is one of the biggest pain points of our time. While service providers offer their own apps to keep tab on usage and recharge accounts when needed, multi-service apps of this kind are rare. This is where the updated Planhound 2 app wants to make difference.

“We built a recommendation engine to help people discover the right plan based on their usage, but soon figured that a majority of the mobile users did not know their usage because they were mobile prepaid users who did not get a mobile bill. That is when the app idea was born — something that sits on your phone and can measure all this automatically,” explains Jigar Doshi, co-founder of Cheeni Labs, creators of the new app. He says that with usage being accurate, the recommendations are better and the savings a lot more real.

The app automatically recognises your service provider, the kind of network you are on and how much balance you have. On a post-paid connection, it shows usage, but not the unbilled amount. It shows data usage, call minutes and SMS number as well as roaming usage.


One of the features is the ability of the app to tell you the balance on DTH accounts connected to the number. “On the supply side, we have direct partnerships with all DTH operators (TataSky, Videocon D2h, DishTV, Airtel DTH & SunDirect) because we sell new DTH connections,” says Doshi, for whom new DTH connections is still the primary business model. “To fulfil recharge, we are connected with a bunch of aggregators. On the Payments side, we are partnered with PayU, PayUMoney, OLA Money, TPSL and Bill desk. To allow cash-pickups, we have partnered with Delhivery.”

Doshi says his eventual goal is to use the data and intelligence to help people discover the right service-provider + plan and help them switch or buy the new connection – be it on Mobile, Internet (wired and wireless) and DTH. “We have proved this and scaled reasonably on DTH. We want to do the same with Internet and Mobile,” he says, underlining that they have sold more than 20,000 DTH connections across India. 

Adobe camera app lets users automatically delete tourists from holiday photos



Adobe has revealed a new camera app that can delete unwanted tourists from photographs, easily and automatically.

The new app works by using an algorithm to look at a scene and analyse what is moving and what isn’t. It will then produce a photo with the moving things cut out – allowing people to take a picture of a momentum or other sight in full, even though there might have been people in front of it the whole time.

Adobe showed off a prototype of the new app at its Max Conference in San Francisco this week. It demonstrated the app on an Android phone, showing how it can simply cut out all of the obstructions in a photo and take a picture of the Taj Mahal or Eiffel Tower without any people in the way.

It works in just a few seconds, according to the on-stage demonstration, using the phone’s processing power to quickly remove all of the obstructions.

The app seems to require that the phone stays absolutely still, which would mean that it needs to be left on a tripod or another stable surface.Adobe didn’t say when the new tool would be released, saying only that it had “been working” on the app.

BusyBox -Track your time, focus on what matters



BusyBox lets you track the time you spend on all your activities. Over 50000 people track their time with BusyBox!

+ Daily Tracking +
Visualize your activities for the current day.

+ Data Visualization +
Track the total time you spend on each activity.

+ Sync via Dropbox +
You can sync your data via Dropbox across your devices. Also, you will not lose your activity data when getting a new iPhone.

+ Notes +
If you need to log more details about your tasks, you can associate notes to your task logs. Logs can then be filtered by note contents.

+ Export your Data +
Export your activity data to an excel file that can be read in excel, open office or any spreadsheet software. The notes are also exported to the excel file.

+ Open In +
Open the excel file in any app that can open excel files on your iPhone.

+ Share via Email +
Send the excel file via email.

Compatibility:
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Snowden joins Twitter !!!





"Can you hear me now?"
This was the first tweet from Edward Snowden which quickly gathered thousands of followers. And guess who he is following, just one user - His old company the US National Security Agency (NSA).

He is believed to be living in Russia since June 2013, as he leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs in May 2013.

In his second tweet - a reply to US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson - Mr Snowden joked: "Now we've got water on Mars! Do you think they check passports at the border? Asking for a friend."

And in another tweet he said: "Hero, traitor - I'm just a citizen with a voice."


The @Snowden account was verified by Twitter and within nine hours of joining, Mr Snowden had accumulated more than 710,000 followers. In his Twitter profile, Snowden described himself by saying, “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public.”

Instagram - Now with Ads !!!






Instagram opened its platform to most advertisers across the globe on Wednesday as the photo-sharing app seeks to make more money and compete with popular rivals such as Snapchat.
Meaning you will likely to soon start seeing longer ads from a broader range of sources. Ads can now be 30 seconds long, up from the regular 15-second limit, and are also able to use landscape photo and video following Instagram's recent lifting of the square format restriction.

Instagram is also opening up ads to more kinds of businesses. Smaller companies will be able to buy space on the network from this month. Users who have grown comfortable with mostly ad-free Instagram feeds of photos from people they follow might not like this new interface. For the past       2 years, Instagram has only allowed ads by certain brands like Victoria's Secret and Old Navy. Until Wednesday, Instagram ads had only been available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom , Japan , Australia, Germany , France and Brazil will now be available in countries including Italy, Spain, South Korea, India, and Mexico, with more to come on September 30th.

A sponsored ad on Instagram over the weekend said more ads would be coming soon, but did not specify when! Facebook, which bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion, dominates mobile advertising, with more than 75 per cent of its $3.8 billion ad revenue coming from phones. Instagram ad revenue is projected to reach $1.5 billion in 2016, according to eMarketer, a research firm, and nearly double by 2017 to $2.8 billion.

"It would have taken us years to build some of this technology without Facebook. We can take advantage of years of experience, The new video formats are also an effort to attract film producers as the layout is ideal for movie trailers and premieres " James Quarles, global head of business and brand development at Instagram, said in an interview last week.










BSNL rolls out pre-paid card linked mobile wallet



BSNL launched a pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service on Friday which allows customers to transfer cash, pay for services as well as withdraw cash of up to Rs 1 lakh.

The wallet service, Speed Pay, allows a customer to load money even if he does not have a bank account. The money loaded in the wallet can be transferred to an account and even withdrawn at branches or at BSNL outlets.


"Loading money into a mobile wallet from a bank account is an option. BSNL customers who don't have bank accounts can also load money at any BSNL retail outlet and ask the retailer to recharge their mobile wallet account and pay for various services," BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava said.

There will be one-per cent transaction charge if money from the wallet is transferred to other bank accounts or a there is cash withdrawal.

India post now available as app on android


To cash in on growing online shopping trend, India Post Delhi circle has started its e-commerce centre.

The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels or articles per day and parcels collected from the e-commerce customers, processed and dispatched within 24 hours to respective destination through quickest available flight or train.

The app provides a number of facilities like

--tracking

--post office search

--postage calculator

--insurance premium calculator

--interest calculator

But that's not it. India post most wants to use its vast infrastructure to become past of e commerce supply chain.

Govt believe that this will benefit the every section of society --from weavers to sari makers to amm admi.

For this, the Delhi postal circle's e commerce center was inaugurated at safdarjang.

The processing centre will handle e commerce business with its state of the art technology.

The e commerce center is capable of handling 30,000 parcels or articles per day.

Leading e commerce customers like amazon, paytm, yepme, snapdeal and others are already availing the benfits of fast, reliable and safe processing at the e commerce center and India post has a huge infra to give a boast to the e-commerce sector.

India post has more than 1 lac 50 thousand with 89% post offices in rural area. It handles more than 605 articles per annum.

The key features of India Post App

--Tracking

--Post office search

--Postage calculator

--Insurance premium calculator

--Interest calculator

Fact File of India Post

--It has 1,54,856 post officies

--over 89% post offices

--Over 605 cr mail articles handled per annum

School 2.0: Smriti Irani set to roll out Mobile App for students across India


School textbooks of Class 1 to 12 can soon be downloaded free on mobile app
A virtual platform for group study in which students across India can take part Chapter-wise explanations will be available online to help as free tutorials



All NCERT textbooks would soon be available on a mobile application platform and could be downloaded for free in any part of the country by a smartphone.
The android operating system-based mobile app has been developed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It will be launched first week of June.

All books from Class 1 to 12, whether in Hindi or English, can then be downloaded free. As part of an information and communication technology (ICT)-based project for extension and qualitative improvement of learning material by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the mobile app will contain selection options like language, class, subject and chapters to narrow down search.

The study material will be available to students, teachers as well as parents. As a credible learning aid to be accompanied by chapter-wise and topic-wise explanations, the app is expected to encourage self-learning. Not such a great news for after-school coaching and tuition classes.

BitTorrent's Encrypted P2P Chat 'Bleep' Now Available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


BitTorrent's encrypted peer-to-peer (P2P) server-less messaging service has been officially released. Now called Bleep, the app is available for download on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

Announced back in 2013 as BitTorrent Chat, the service has been available in alpha on Windows and other platforms for some time. Unlike many other messaging services, Bleep is P2P, which means there's no server involved in communications, and clients speak to each other directly. Additionally, all communication is encrypted end-to-end, which means messages sent via Bleep cannot be intercepted.

There's no signup process to get started with Bleep; all you need is a Bleep client and a nickname. You can share your Bleep key - available within the Bleep client - with people you want to chat with, or optionally register your mobile number or email address so that it's easier for your friends to find you. However, each device you own Bleep key.

Bleep also includes support for voice calls and is completely free for individual use. The official release also brings a new Whisper mode for ephemeral messaging.

"For parts of a conversation that you'd like to keep temporary, tapping 'Go to Whisper' on your phone sends messages and pictures that disappear from devices after they've been viewed (25 seconds); holding shift on PC and Ctrl on Mac while hitting send does this on your desktop. You can switch back and forth between normal and whisper messages seamlessly, so you don't lose the flow of your conversation," Farid Fadaie, Head of Product for BitTorrent Bleep, explained in a blog post.

Fadaie told VentureBeat that the product roadmap includes full multi-device support with message syncing across devices and group chats. The company is reportedly exploring licensing and other revenue models for businesses.

Facebook Begins Testing Instant Articles From News Publishers


Facebook, on Wednesday, launched its much-rumoured product “Instant Articles”, a programme that directly host articles from news organizations so that users do not have to click out and wait for websites to load. The firm has tied up with nine media companies - The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild - for Instant Articles, which would be available on iPhone to start with.

“As more people get their news on mobile devices, we want to make the experience faster and richer on Facebook. People share a lot of articles on Facebook, particularly on our mobile app. To date, however, these stories take an average of eight seconds to load, by far the slowest single content type on Facebook. Instant Articles makes the reading experience as much as ten times faster than standard mobile web articles,” Facebook said in a blog post. “Instant Articles lets them deliver fast interactive articles while maintaining control of their content and business models,” Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox said.

Publishers can sell ads in their articles and keep all the revenue or allow Facebook to sell ads, with the social network getting 30 per cent of the proceeds. Publishers will also have the ability to track data and traffic through comScore and other analytics tools.

According to the New York Times, Facebook clearly plays an important role as a gatekeeper to news. Nearly half of American Internet users said they got news about politics and government on Facebook during the course of a week, almost as many as got such news from local television, it said quoting a survey last year by the Pew Research Center.

NYT also quoted Vivian Schiller, who advises media companies and brands, as saying publishers have little choice but to co-operate with Facebook. “That’s where the audience is,” Ms. Schiller said. “It’s too massive to ignore.” It also further said that Facebook’s role as a powerful distributor of news makes many people in the industry uneasy. The fear is that it could become more of a destination than their own sites for the work they produce, drawing away readers and advertising.

Micromax YU Yuphoria first impressions: MIRACLE IN METAL



Micromax has launched Euphoria smartphone. Specialty of this phone is that it has been dealt with Metallic body. Not only that they come in Metallic body is by far the cheapest smartphone. Its price has been fixed at Rs 6,999 by the company. The phone can be purchased only online shopping site Amazon India. The registration has begun. May 28 will be the first cell of the smartphone.Micromax Euphoria has 5 inch screen. 

 

The phone has a metal ring which has seen so far only in expensive smartphones. The phone comes with a screen full lamination technology. The HD display (1280 * 720 pixels resolution) screen. Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 was in the phone.It is Rejistent scratch. Consequently, the phone will not even fingerprint.The phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. DDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal memory is provided in the phone.In terms of camera, full HD video recording feature of this phone. The phone has the camera back into the center.LED flash in this phone with an 8 megapixel rear camera. According to the company, these phones can photograph even better in low light conditions. Front camera is 5 megapixels. The 86-degree wide-angle lens comes with. The 2230 mAh battery of the phone is high density.

Myntra to Shut Down Website, Go App-Only Next Week


After months of speculations, India's biggest online fashion retailer, Myntra has finally announced that it will shut its website and will go app-only on May 15.

"This May 15th, 2015, Myntra is taking the first step towards the future of fashion shopping --- we move on from the desktop to being exclusively available on the app" the company informed in an e-mail statement to its customers on Saturday.

The e-tailer in its mail also said that it plans on creating a more personalised shopping experience for its user by switching to mobile apps.

"We believe fashion is a very personal experience. Your sense of style, the brands you wear, the trends you choose to follow are unique to you. What inspires you to look good changes and evolves every day. The best fashion experience is truly personalised and engaging one that is only possible through the device that is closest to you. A device that understands you -- your mobile," the company said.

Myntra which was acquired by Flipkart last year already gets about 70 per cent of its revenue from mobile apps, and it accounts for about 90 per cent of the e-tailer's traffic.