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Check, you may miss WhatsApp in 2017
New York, Dec 3 : It is time to look at your smartphone, not to check amy message or email but how old it is. According to media reports, popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones by the end of 2016 unless they are upgraded. Read Full Story

Personal computing crucial to India's knowledge economy vision: Intel
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Personal Computers (PCs) are instrumental in closing the skill gap, enabling upward socio-economic mobility and achieving universal digital literacy in the country, states an Impact Assessment Report commissioned by Intel India. Read Full Story

Five ways to use Instagram for travel planning
New Delhi, Nov 30 : Planning your trip in advance is getting easier with travel-enabling websites and apps being available to hand. Instagram is one such treasure trove, which can be used to check out locations and fellow travellers feedback, says an expert. Read Full Story

Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger app
New York [United States), Nov.30 : Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on its messaging app beginning Tuesday. Read Full Story

Facebook Messenger launches 'Instant Games'
New York, Nov 30 : Facebook Messenger on Wednesday launched "Instant Games" in 30 countries to get users spend more time on its messaging app. Read Full Story

Google doodle honours scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose
New Delhi, Nov 30 : Google has celebrated the remarkable contributions of scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose, pioneer of electro-magnetic waves and inventor of an early version of wireless telecommunication, with a doodle on Wednesday -- on what would be his 158th birthday. Read Full Story

Google doodle wishes scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birth anniversary
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : Google, on Wednesday, wished noted scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birth anniversary with a doodle featuring him. Read Full Story

Twitter lets you find your popular conversations
New York, Nov 30 : To make the most relevant replies appear on the top of a tweet thread, Twitter has added a "reply counter" and a "conversation ranking" to its mobile app. Read Full Story

Google remembers "Little Women" Alcott with doodle
New Delhi, Nov 29 : Google Doodle pays tribute to "Little Women" creator Louisa May Alcott to mark her 184th birthday. Read Full Story

1 in 4 wi-fi hotspots just waiting to be hacked, Kaspersky Lab stats show
New Delhi [India], Nov.28 (ANI): After analyzing information on more than 31 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, Kaspersky Lab has found that every fourth (28%) is unsecured and poses a risk to users' personal data. Read Full Story

WISE: Making women technologically more efficient
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Two years ago, Sri Charvitha, a student of the B.V. Raju Institute of Technology, walked into the Microsoft campus in Hyderabad to join the Women in Software Engineering (WISE) mentoring programme. Dreaming of leveraging it to land a reputable job, she transformed herself from a rookie coder to an enlightened developer. Read Full Story

On Twitter, images of children continue to be exploited
New York, Nov 28 : Some Twitter users have been indulging in swapping of illegal images of children to sexualise them, the media reported. Read Full Story

Instagram will notify you if your friend screenshot DMs
New York, Nov 26 : With the roll-out of a new update, Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram will now notify your friends when you take a screenshot of their Direct Messages (DM) -- just like its rival Snapchat, a media report said. Read Full Story

Qyuki's revolutionary idea of Jammin' taking internet by storm
New Delhi [India], Nov 25 : Ever since Jammin' was launched in August, Multi-Platform network Qyuki's creative collaboration with You Tube introduced the world to a unique property that has been peaking everyone's interest since the start. Read Full Story

Send stickers in regional languages with Indus OS, Bobble
New Delhi, Nov 24 : Homegrown smartphone operating system Indus OS on Thursday announced a partnership with Bobble, an Android and iOS application, to allow users to communicate using stickers in regional languages for the first time. Read Full Story

Play Microsoft's solitaire on your smartphone
New York, Nov 24 : You can now play Microsoft's popular Solitaire on iOS or Android phone for free as the game will be available outside Windows for the first time in 25 years. Read Full Story

Malware can turn your laptop into an eavesdropping device
New York, Nov 23 : Malware that can covertly transform headphones into a pair of microphones can turn your personal computer into a perpetual eavesdropping device, warn researcher. Read Full Story

Free mobile scanning arrives on Adobe Acrobat Reader
New Delhi, Nov 23 : Software major Adobe on Wednesday released new scanning functionality in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile for iOS and Android smartphones and tablet users. Read Full Story

Microsoft saves $10mn yearly through carbon offset
New Delhi, Nov 22 : More than $10 million has been saved every year and emissions reduced by the equivalent of 7.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide through investments in energy efficiency, green power and carbon offset community projects, software giant Microsoft says in a new report. Read Full Story

Android users more honest than those glued to iPhone
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 22 : A recent study has found that people using Android smartphones are more honest and humble as compared to the iPhone users. Read Full Story

HP leads Indian PC market with 28.8% share: IDC
New Delhi, Nov 22 : Global printing and personal computer major HP Inc. maintained the top spot in the Indian PC market with an overall market share of 28.8 per cent, a new report by International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed on Tuesday. Read Full Story

You can now find nearby Wi-Fi with facebook
New York, Nov 22 : Social networking giant, Facebook, is rolling out a new feature that lets users to find nearby wireless hotspots for enhanced real-time information sharing, it was reported on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Facebook to expand operations in Britain, create 500 jobs
London, Nov 22 : In a major expansion of its London operations, social media giant Facebook is reported to have plans to hire 500 more staff in Britain. Read Full Story

Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to connect 300 mn Indians online
New Delhi, Nov 19 : The debate around Internet openness and access is growing in India and Equal Rating models can help take more people online, experts said here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Fear of losing digital memories makes people stay on social media, says Kaspersky's survey
New Delhi[India], Nov. 18 :According to the survey conducted by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab reveals that 78 percent of the respondents want to leave social media like Facebook, Instagram etc. but the fear of losing friends and posts makes them stay on. Read Full Story

Dell announces 'zero cash' easy financing options for customers
New Delhi[India], Nov. 18: Dell India on Friday announced a range of 'zero cash' financing options for consumers, making it easier for them to purchase their personal computer. Read Full Story

Facebook powers 1.2 bn daily users to launch 'Safety Check'
New York, Nov 18 : Giving more power to its 1.2 billion daily users, Facebook will now allow them to automatically launch its crisis response tool "Safety Check" in case of an earthquake, terror attack, tsunami and so on. Read Full Story

Now users can launch Facebook's 'Safety Check'
New York, Nov 18 : Facebook will now allow its 1.2 billion users to automatically launch its crisis response tool, "Safety Check". Read Full Story

Microsoft releases tools for any developer, any app, any platform
New York, Nov 17 : Microsoft on Thursday released tools that can be used by any developer on any platform, the company said in a statement, and added that developers will now be able to use the tools of their choice to create Android, iOS and Windows apps. Read Full Story

Indian cybercrime victims don't shun risky online behaviour: Norton by Symantec
Bengaluru, Nov 17 : Indians who were victims of cybercrime within the past year often continued their unsafe behaviour, still sharing passwords and other risky steps online, a new report by Norton by Symantec revealed on Thursday. Read Full Story

Android smartphones in US sending personal data to China: Report
Washington, Nov 16 : Security firm Kryptowire has identified Android smartphones with a "backdoor" software in the US that collected sensitive personal data and transmitted this data to third-party servers in China without disclosure or the users' consent. Read Full Story

Microsoft teams up with Musk's $1 bn OpenAI project
San Francisco, Nov 16 : In a move to "democratise" artificial intelligence (AI) and making it accessible to everyone, Microsoft has teamed up with OpenAI, a non-profit AI research organisation co-founded by Elon Musk. Read Full Story

WhatsApp video calling to be launched globally tonight
New Delhi [India], Nov 15 : WhatsApp will roll out its video calling feature for users all over the world, including India, tonight. Over a billion active users of the messaging service shall now be able to video chat with their loved ones. Read Full Story

Google calls on Indian youths to be the next guardians of Internet
New Delhi [India], Nov.15 : In an effort to promote and educate the youth about staying smart, safe and savvy online, Google India today announced the launch of the second edition of the Web Rangers contest. Google Web Rangers contest is open to students across the country within the age group of 10 and 17 years. Read Full Story

Google wants Indian youth to be 'good digital citizens'
New Delhi, Nov 15 : Google India on Tuesday launched the second edition of the "Web Rangers" contest, saying it was an effort to promote and educate the youth about staying smart, safe and savvy online. Read Full Story

Children's Day Google doodle is by Pune schoolgirl
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 14 : An 11-year-old schoolgirl from Pune has designed Monday's Google doodle, celebrating Children's Day that also marks the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Read Full Story

Internet freedom on the decline in India: Report
Washington, Nov 14 : Although India overtook the US to become the worlds second largest internet consumer base behind China last year, internet freedom declined slightly in the country, offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015, a report revealed on Monday. Read Full Story

11-year old Pune girl wins 'Doodle 4 Google' contest
New Delhi, Nov 11 : Eleven-year-old Pune girl Anvita Prashant Telang has been named national winner of the "Doodle 4 Google" contest. Read Full Story

Microsoft Office for Android will be supported on Chrome OS
New York, Nov 11 : US tech giants Microsoft and Google have partnered wherein Office for Android will be supported on Chrome OS-based devices via the Google Play Store. Read Full Story

Number one in storage, servers, virtualization equals powerful hyper-converged appliances and |system
New Delhi [India], Nov 10 : Dell EMC announced at the recently concluded Dell EMC World 2016 in Austin that it has expanded its leading converged systems portfolio by integrating its industry-leading[i] PowerEdge servers into VxRail Appliances and VxRack System 1000 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to address new use cases. Read Full Story

Control external monitors with new Windows 10 test update
New York, Nov 10 : Microsoft has released its new Windows 10 Creators test version which can let a user control external monitors from tablets without attaching a mouse. Read Full Story

Twitter went blank early on Monday: Report
Washington, Nov 7 : Micro-blogging giant Twitter was briefly down in various parts of the world for nearly half an hour early Monday morning, the media reported. Read Full Story

Microsoft stops selling Windows 7, Windows 8
New York, Nov 4 : US tech giant Microsoft has ended sale for both the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems and these can no longer be bought with a new PC. Read Full Story

Google aiming to develop more India-relevant features
Kolkata, Nov 3 : Search engine Google is yet to receive permission -- primarily on the policy front -- to launch its Street View feature in India, a company official said here on Thursday. Read Full Story

No permission yet for Google Street View launch in India: Official
Kolkata, Nov 3 : Google is yet to receive permissions -- primarily on the policy front -- to launch its Street View feature in India, Sanket Gupta, Maps Lead, Google India, said here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Microsoft unveils new chat-based workspace
New York, Nov 3 : US tech giant Microsoft has unveiled a new chat-based workspace "Microsoft Teams" that brings together people, conversations, content and the tools that teams need to collaborate. Read Full Story

NTT DATA closes acquisition of Dell Services
New Delhi, Nov 3 : Japanese system integration company NTT DATA, Inc. on Thursday announced that its acquisition of Dell Services has closed, expanding the company's brand and IT services leadership globally. Read Full Story

Adobe unveils 'Sensei' to improve digital experiences
San Diego, Nov 3 : Leveraging its machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning capabilities, software major Adobe Systems has unveiled Adobe Sensei -- a new framework and set of intelligent services that improve the design and delivery of digital experiences -- at its ongoing annual creativity conference here. Read Full Story

Adobe showcases its next-generation Creative Cloud innovations
San Diego, Nov 3 : At a time when design-led thinking in businesses is having a positive effect on creative professionals, keeping pace with content demands across new and traditional platforms, Adobe showcased its next-generation Creative Cloud innovations at the ongoing annual creativity conference here. Read Full Story

India set to drive Cisco's transition to Cloud, security business
San Francisco, Nov 3 : As the $49 billion global networking giant Cisco realigns its focus towards software, it is the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region -- particularly India -- that will help it set up advanced data centres and deploy Cloud-based security solutions for governments and enterprises, top company executives told IANS here. Read Full Story

Google announces National Finalists of Doodle4Google Contest 2016
New Delhi [India],Nov. 2 : Google India on Wednesday announced the names of the twelve national finalists of the eighth edition of its annual Doodle4Google (D4G) competition. Themed on 'If I could teach anyone anything, it would be', this year, the contest received innumerable entries from kids across the country. Twelve of the most creative and impactful doodles have made it to the finals. Read Full Story

Microsoft warns Google for revealing flaws before fixes are available
San Francisco [US], Nov. 2 : Microsoft, the American multinational technology giant, on Tuesday warned that a group of hackers linked to attacks on the Democratic National Committee had exploited a vulnerability in all Windows PCs and that it would not be able to fully mend this for another week. Read Full Story

Speed up customer service with Twitter's new features
New York, Nov 2 : Micro-blogging website Twitter has rolled out quick replies and welcome messages in Direct Messages to speed up customer service and to enhance conversational experiences between businesses and people online. Read Full Story

Facebook officially announces Windows desktop gaming platform
New York, Nov 2 : Facebook has officially launched "Gameroom" Windows desktop gaming platform in collaboration with cross-platform game engine Unity. Read Full Story

Will commission multiple series specifically for India: Netflix
New Delhi, Nov 2 : US-based on-demand streaming website Netflix, which opened its gates for Indians in January, is focussed not only on winning the business game in this country but also on giving Indian stories and talent a global platform, a top company executive has said. Read Full Story

Creativity brings stronger personal, professional success: Adobe
San Diego, Nov 2 : Investing in creativity pays off with tangible benefits -- from higher income to greater national competitiveness and productivity, a new Adobe report said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Mozilla launches 'Equal Rating Innovation Challenge'
San Francisco, Nov 1 : Free-software community Mozilla on Tuesday announced the launch of its global "Equal Rating Innovation Challenge", inviting entrepreneurs, designers, researchers and innovators to propose creative and scalable ideas for connecting more people to the Internet. Read Full Story

Microsoft to reveal VR headset plans in December
New York, Nov 1 : US tech giant Microsoft is planning to hold two WinHEC events in December that will reveal its virtual reality (VR) headset plans for Windows 10, a media report said. Read Full Story

Google unveils critical Windows bug
New York, Nov 1 : In a bid to protect users, Google has disclosed details about a critical Windows bug that affects Windows kernel, an integral part of the operating system. Read Full Story

Spooky short film launched on Halloween
New Delhi, Oct 31 : "Creepers", a spooky short film, was unveiled on the occasion of Halloween, a time of celebration and superstition, on Monday. Read Full Story

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