TECHNOLOGY


IANS 03 November 2016
Barely two days after Twitter's India head Rishi Jaitly resigned, Twitter's Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Parminder Singh on Thursday announced that he has quit the company.   "An update. After leading Twitter in Asia's most...

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IANS 03 November 2016
Social media giant Facebook scored big in the third quarter of this year, reporting $7.01 billion in revenue and its daily active users (DAUs) stood at 1.18 billion on average as of September 2016, an increase of 17 per cent year-on-year.   Mobile advertising revenue represented...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 03 November 2016
Smart Tools is a complete package of six app sets. It includes five professional sets for a total of 16 tools. In a word, an ‘all-in-one’ app.   Set 1: Length, Angle, Slope, Level, Thread—Smart Ruler Pro   Set 2: Distance, Height, Width, Area—Smart Measure Pro   Set 3:...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 02 November 2016
As I am writing this piece, following the increased incidents of fire and explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, that was touted as prime rival to iPhones, Samsung has stopped production and sales of this device and withdrawn the model. In September 2016, the company had recalled 250,000 devices...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 02 November 2016
If you have been using a smartphone for a while, you should have Truecaller installed on your phone by now. If not, do it now! Truecaller is the best way to identify who is calling you, even if you do not have the number in your directory. They boast a database of over two billion numbers...

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Eighty per cent of people in India have experienced a tech support scam, 32 per cent continued with the scam and 22 per cent of them lost money, a new survey revealed on Wednesday.   The survey by Microsoft and marketing consultant Ipsos Public Affairs found that globally, two out of...

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Julia Angwin (ProPublica) 24 October 2016
Update, Oct. 21, 2016:   After we published this story, Google reached out to say that it doesn’t currently use Gmail keywords to target web ads. We’ve updated the story to reflect that.   When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey...

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Claiming that genuine Apple accessories like Lightning-to-USB cables and USB power adapters sold on Amazon and Groupon are 90 per cent fake, the Cupertino-based tech giant has filed a lawsuit against US-based Mobile Star LLC, accusing it of selling counterfeit accessories...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 20 October 2016
These days, communication systems are so convenient and cheap that we can talk to anyone from across the world. However, when doing so, we need to remember the time zones of each part of the world. Besides, if you are travelling, you may need to check the time zone in your home country as...

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In a major breakthrough in the field of speech recognition, Microsoft researchers have created a technology that accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do.   The team from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research reported a speech recognition system that...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 19 October 2016
Junglee.com is a service by Amazon designed uniquely for India with the vision of helping anyone buy and sell anything online. Junglee is the only online marketplace in India which enables customers to buy new and used products from all types of sellers including individuals,...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 18 October 2016
Math Tricks is a fun app to improve your mathematical skills. Learn new tricks and tips for faster calculations on the go. When you learn these tricks, apart from being speedy at work and play, you can also show off your new-found skills to your family and friends. Great for those in school...

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Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the US, potentially sparking yet another privacy row, the media reported.   Facebook has quietly signed the Privacy Shield -- a...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 17 October 2016
As I mentioned in the previous article, Reliance Jio has not only forced other operators to reduce tariffs, but also paved the way for new 4G mobile handsets. There, literally, is a flood of 4G handsets in the market. Visit any mobile shop and you would find the sales force trying hard to...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 12 October 2016
When you wish to retire your old computer, you will do well to delete all files on your hard disk, before giving it away or selling it. However, you should be aware that deletion of files, or even formatting the hard disk, does not remove the data completely from the hard disk. What happens...

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Amid reports that some Note 7 replacements have caught fire, the South Korean giant Samsung Electronics Company has temporarily suspended the production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, an official said on Monday.   The halt is in cooperation with consumer safety regulators from South...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 07 October 2016
For all those who like to have fun with their phone camera, Lapse It is a full-featured app for capturing amazing time-lapse and stop-motion videos. It is simple, fast and intuitive.   There are plenty of features for you to customise your sequence of pictures in many different ways....

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An Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully put into orbit by Ariane 5 rocket belonging to French company Arianespace on Thursday, Indian space agency said.   The rocket lifted off from its spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana).   According to Indian Space...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 06 October 2016
Runtastic features a series of apps which takes fitness freaks to a new level: Runtastic Running and Fitness. It uses GPS to map and track sports and fitness activities such as running, jogging, biking & walking. It tracks cardio workout progress (duration, distance, elevation change,...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 05 October 2016
These days, we receive so many mails, some of them well meaning but, sometimes, incredible. We need some means to verify whether the stories we get are really true. Snopes.com comes to the rescue in such situations. It is the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore,...

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