TECHNOLOGY


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a mobile application (app) to help subscribers file complaints against unsolicited commercial communications or telemarketing calls and messages. The app is called as DND Services and available on Google App Store. The idea is...

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Wonobo is just the city in your hands. It covers all major Indian cities with street views. Wonobo can help you find directions across several cities, search for places, even look inside thousands of businesses and interesting places. It saves you time and money. Simply click to rediscover...

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Software giant Google has no plans to do its own smartphone as of now and will continue to work with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on building Nexus devices, Indian-born top executive Sundar Pichai has said.   Addressing a packed "Code Conference" in California on Wednesday,...

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If you have many apps, each with multiple updates, you are used to accepting the terms and the invasions in your privacy. Clueful Privacy Advisor gives you a re-look at your privacy compromises.   Simply put, it shows you how your installed apps use and, sometimes abuse, your privacy....

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Every day, we receive hundreds of mails, the majority of which are junk. Mailing companies pick up your email ID from various sources and sell it to marketing organisations. Besides, we ourselves voluntarily give our email IDs to various websites to receive special offers, periodically. A...

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday invited comments on its pre-consultation paper on net neutrality from all stakeholders by June 21.   "The pre-consultation paper is an attempt to identify issues, which will help us to formulate views for policy or regulatory...

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Four of five Indians could afford the internet if data costs fell by 66%, according to a Facebook-commissioned report on Internet access. But Indian telecom operators already run data services at a 11% loss, making cost-cutting difficult.   The statistics mean that a data plan...

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While we are being flooded by mobile handsets made in China, Intel Corp, the world’s largest chipmaker, has decided to move away from mobile chips. Instead, Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, expressed in a blogpost (https://goo.gl/6MuI4U ): “We see tremendous opportunity in...

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Whenever we enter a meeting or a theatre, we tend to put our phone on silent; at least, all sensible and disciplined people do! But then, such people invariably forget to switch on the volume of their phone when the meeting is over. Shush! is a great help at such times. Once you install the...

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Taking on intelligent virtual friends like Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana, Indian-born Sundar Pichai has announced "Google Assistant" which will help you with daily tasks like booking movie tickets.   Pichai also unveiled "Google Home" - a voice-activated product that brings...

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If you have Kindle on your smartphone, computer or tablet, you would also have read many books on your device. However, each time you buy a book, it makes a tiny hole in your pocket. Wish you could find books on Kindle which are free to download from Amazon? Head to www.hundredzeros.com where...

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The micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly planning to stop counting photos and links against the 140-character limit.   This comes as a welcome news for Twitter fans as the change will allow them to compose longer tweets.   "Twitter is planning to incorporate changes in...

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Most graduates coming out of colleges in India have only theoretical knowledge and ways have to be found to make them skilled in their areas of choice, the head of an institution tasked with doing just that has said.   "We have graduates who have theoretical knowledge but no practical...

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Recently, one of our readers shared with us several issues that cropped up after updating his laptop to Windows 10. He was happy to use the vastly improved operating system (OS) from Microsoft but his worry was about the inability to use MS Office after the upgrade.   Well, he is not...

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In a jolt to video live-streaming efforts on social media, news and entertainment company Buzzfeed's interview with US President Barack Obama suffered a technical glitch, leading to a black out within two minutes of its going live on Facebook Live.   According to adweek.com, nearly...

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Have you ever wanted to convert files from one format to another without the need to download software? Zamzar.com is the site you need to head to! Just upload the file that you want to convert and define the format of what you want to convert to. Enter your email address and, within a few...

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If you are an app freak but do not like to pay high prices for your apps, Appsales is a must for you. This simple app just keeps track of all the apps which are on sale, even if for a brief period, and sends you periodic notifications, so that you can grab your favourite app at discounts...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 May 2016
Technology solutions and apps can transform citizens' access to civic services and governance as shown by Nashik Municipal Corp. Mumbai and other cities too can use similar app-based platforms to transform governance and ease lives of citizens, say experts at a panel discussion organised by...

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Tech giant Google on Monday announced the launch of free high-speed public wi-fi service at 15 railways stations across India over the extensive fiber network of Indian Railway’s RailTel, which provides internet services as RailWire.   "We’re seeing incredible usage of the wi-fi...

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In a step towards simplifying waste management, the environment ministry launched a web-based application -- Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) -- here on Monday to help in tracking the 'movement and management' of hazardous and other solid wastes.   Environment Minister...

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