Instagram rolls out Archive feature for iOS and Android users
Jun14

Instagram rolls out Archive feature for iOS and Android users

Facebook-owned Instagram has launched a new Archive feature of the iOS and Android users. According to the reports, Instagram was testing the Archive feature last month. With the new Archive feature, one can move shared posts into a space that’s visible only to user. According to the Instagram blog post, “Your profile is a representation of who you are and evolves with you over time. With Archive, you now have more flexibility to shape your profile while still preserving moments that matter”.  How to Archive a post on Instagram: To archive a post that has already been shared, the user will have to tap “…” at the top of the post and choose “Archive.” The archived post will be visible under the Archive icon on the top right corner of the profile. This allows users to return to the posts and see previous likes and comments from friends. The post can be brought back to the profile by tapping “Show on Profile” and it’ll show up in its original spot. The updates are available as part of Instagram version 10.21 and above for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google...

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Honor to install GoPro’s Quick mobile video app on Honor 8 Pro

Honor continues to tie-up with global brands for enhancing the smartphone functionality with the latest association with GoPro. The Quik mobile video editing app will be preloaded on Honor 8 Pro. GoPro enables the capture of unique, immersive and hands-free perspectives that are otherwise difficult to get with a smartphone or would put the phone and its user at risk. Users can easily transfer photos and videos from the GoPro camera to the Honor device’s photo gallery for inclusion in video edits made with the Quik app. The Honor 8 Pro is engineered for stunning multimedia experiences offering the best in terms of hardware and software backed by uncompromising performance, culminating into the best performing Honor smartphone till date. The Honor 8 Pro boasts the 4th Generation of Honors’ Dual Cameras’ allowing users to capture images of superior quality and radiant colors. “We are thrilled to partner with GoPro for our upcoming smartphone, Honor 8 Pro. Through this partnership, we can provide to our users with an intelligent and efficient video and photo editing software to fully unleash their creativity,” said Mr. Allen Wang (Director, Product Center, Huawei India Consumer Business Group). The photo gallery of the upcoming Honor 8 Pro uses a new feature called “Highlights”, which automatically selects photos and videos for the user. With a tap of the button, Quik generates a video synchronized to the beat of the selected music. From there, the user can share the video or further customize it with additional filters, transitions, effects and more. Huawei/Honor has previously partnered with Amazon Alexa, Leica, Porsche Design and Pantone Color Institute to develop their flagships, and this latest flagship will provide a platform young, active on-the-go adventurers looking to create engaging content from...

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BBM launches for Windows Phone devices
Aug04

BBM launches for Windows Phone devices

Last year, BlackBerry had released its popular messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS devices. BlackBerry has now announced that BBM is now available for Windows Phone smartphones. The app is available for free and can be downloaded on devices running Windows Phone 8 and higher from Window Phone Marketplace.. The messaging app for Windows Phone 8 offers features like BBM Chats, BBM Groups, Find Friends, BBM Feeds and Pin to Start. “As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” says, John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services ,BlackBerry. Introduced in 2005, BBM now has more than 85 million monthly active users around the world. It competes with other popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Line and WeChat and has around 113 million global registered users as of March...

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Vavia Technologies launches Confess, India’s first anonymous social network App
Aug03

Vavia Technologies launches Confess, India’s first anonymous social network App

Vavia Technologies has announced the launch of new app, Confess, which the company claims to be India’s first anonymous social networking application. In competition to ‘Secret’, even Confess allows users to make confessions without revealing their identity. Confess is an anonymous social network that allows users to share secret confessions with their connections and groups. A user can post confessions on this app. Without revealing the identity, one can confess secrets, read and comment on others confessions, message and communicate with other users, search for topic specific to confessions and vote on others confessions. The application is only available for  Android users as of now and will be launched for iOS platform in the near future. “With the growth and reach of social media, today it’s becoming increasing difficult to communicate anything without being judged. Confessis a unique app that allows you to reach out to your entire network without having to reveal your identity. It’s time to move beyond the confession pages on Facebook and consolidate all your thoughts on a single platform. On the very first day, people spent 2500 hours using India’s first anonymous social network; which is very encouraging for us to ascertain the availability of this app on various platforms,” says, Alan D Souza, Founder and CEO,  Vavia...

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Tata Sky’s Everywhere TV launched for laptops
Jun12

Tata Sky’s Everywhere TV launched for laptops

In time for the FIFA World Cup Brazil starting today, Tata Sky has launched its ‘Everywhere TV’ for laptops and desktops. This service was earlier available on smartphones and tablets where subscribers were able to watch live TV on the move. Subscribers will be able to watch FIFA World Cup on Sony Six Live using this service. This has been further combined with features such as record and playback content. Chief Commercial Officer, Vikram Mehra, said ““The success of Everywhere TV on phones and tablets encouraged us to now take the service to PCs and laptops. The service launch has been timed just before the football World Cup, to ensure that home laptops doubles up as the 2nd TV at home.” He added, “Our association with Sony SIX and The OneAlliance has given us the opportunity to bring a global event Live for our subscribers, wherever they choose.” The app can be downloaded by visiting...

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TaxiForSure upgrades mobile app
Jun05

TaxiForSure upgrades mobile app

A taxi aggregator, TaxiForSure, has revamped its mobile application for Android and iOS users. According to the company press release, the app has been revamped to provide a simple and unique booking experience along with security features to track and share real-time taxi location with friends and family. The app has got features such as Magic Trips -World’s first ever intelligent system that suggests trips based on your past usage.You can also shake your phone to experience the magic; Flexible booking – The only app that lets one choose from multiple car brands, get a taxi immediately or days later, book for yourself or friends and family, all without registration or credit cards; Real-time tracking and WhatsApp sharing; etc. The app from TaxiForSure will be available to customers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, and Hyderabad....

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Samsung sees Tizen phone as gateway for bigger things
Jun04

Samsung sees Tizen phone as gateway for bigger things

Samsung on Tuesday unwrapped its new smartphone using the Tizen platform, a move aimed at breaking away from Google’s Android and staking a claim to the “Internet of Things.” The South Korean consumer electronics colossus showed off the Samsung Z, its first Tizen-powered smartphone, in a major shift away from the ubiquitous Android operating system used in the majority of its devices. Samsung touted Tizen as a platform not just for phones, but for a range of connected devices from home appliances to door locks and watches which may communicate with one another in the future. The unveiling came a day after Apple, a few blocks away in San Francisco, unveiled a coming new version of its iOS mobile operating system with capabilities that could have iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices vying for that same spot in the middle of a what is billed as the booming Internet-of-Things. The world’s biggest smartphone maker made its pitch at the Tizen Developer Conference, a forum that aims to help the platform become a rival to Android and Apple’s iOS. Samsung showed off a line of Tizen-powered devices ranging from Tizen-Android cameras to its freshly announced smartphone powered entirely by the South Korean technology firm’s open-source operating system. Samsung even teased a prototype smart television that connects to rich online content using Tizen. Cash prizes for apps Along with being enticed with contests offering cash prizes for winning applications, the approximately 1,000 developers at the keynote presentation were urged to check out an Open Smart Home project for “monitoring and controlling devices in the home or on the body all together” whether from one’s living room or from half a world away. “The goal of this project is to have it evolve into services for the entire Internet-of-Things,” Samsung executive vice president and Tizen technical steering committee co-chair Jong-Deok Choi said during an on-stage presentation. ”We plan to have this project implemented through Tizen.” Samsung announced Monday the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform that dominates its popular handsets. The Samsung Z, which has been specially developed to run on the Tizen platform, will go on sale in Russia in the third quarter of this year before reaching other markets. The vast majority of Samsung’s devices, including its flagship Galaxy S smartphones, use the Android operating system. Exploding ‘IoT’ International Data Corporation (IDC) on Tuesday forecast that the global Internet-of-Things market will grow from $1.9 trillion last year to $7.1 trillion in the year 2020. People are embracing the “IoT” in their homes, vehicles and elsewhere,...

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Over 4 Lakh Android malware detected in January-March
Jun03

Over 4 Lakh Android malware detected in January-March

With a majority of smartphone users adopting Android as their mobile platform, over 4 lakh Android malware were detected during the January-March period this year, security solutions firm Quick Heal said today. “Total Android malware detected by Quick Heal was over 4 lakhs, Android adware consisted of almost 89 percent detections”, Quick Heal said in its ‘quarterly threat report’ for January-March, 2014.It said 80 percent of the smartphone users adopt Android as their mobile platform.”The massive rise in Android phone, tablet users and the unregulated nature of Android application markets, has led to an exponential growth in the numbers of malware”, the report said. Quick Heal said Android adware finds its way into smartphones through the myriad free applications that users install. A large portion of these applications come from unauthorized third-party sources which are unregulated and unmonitored.”Such adware proves to be extremely dangerous as it steals confidential data and often goes undetected by the users”, the report said. The security firm said upcoming trend for Android malware indicated, high social network usage that can lure many fake applications into extracting personal details and stealing money of users. For Windows, the report said malicious software detections went up by approximately 20 percent since December 2013.”This quarter, over 10 million malware detected for windows, Adware accounted 25 percent malware detection”, the report said. It said for Windows users, dominant security breach over the last quarter was ‘Heart bleed’, which found its way through the open SSL technology. As a result, a large number of passwords were exposed and dangerously, about 50 percent of these passwords are yet unchanged. Quick Heal said the Upcoming trends for Windows malware indicates that in the absence of windows XP support, more blatant attacks will be seen. Cloud-based computing is another open ground for the attackers in the coming quarter.”The prime objective of these cyber criminals is data theft, they manipulate this data in multiple ways for personnel gains”, Quick Heal Technologies Founder and CFO Sanjay Katkar said. Source:...

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