Whatsapp on Web goes live

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UPDATE: Whatsapp has announced the service. Web client won’t work for iOS users as Whatsapp blames it to “Apple platform limitations.” A leaked set of screenshots headed our way yesterday showing how Whatsapp will work on the web through a PC. Well, the link that gives access to the Whatsapp Web service is now accessible […]

Microsoft makes Windows 10 a free upgrade to existing Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users

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Microsoft is talking all things Windows 10 right now and the first major announcement to come out is the free Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users. Microsoft says they’re now treating Windows as a service and will offer the operating system free of cost for the first year […]

BlackBerry announces Android Wear support for BBM

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At the CES, BlackBerry announced that its BBM platform will support Android-powered wearables aka Android Wear. Expected to be released in early 2015, BBM for Android Wear will enable BBM users to receive BBM message notifications o o the smartwatch, preview or read full messages, respond through voice with Google Now and even accept/reject BBM […]

Amazon Christmas App Bundle is live, offers $220 worth of apps for free

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As promised, Amazon has published the list of apps and games that are available as part of the largest Free App of the Day bundle. There are 40 apps up for grabs ranging from Plex, Farming Simulator, Splashtop Fleksy Keyboard and more. In all, Amazon is giving away up to $220 worth of apps for […]

Android edition of Winzip now offers Dropbox support

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WinZip for Android is available free and offers optional in-app purchases to unlock additional file compression and encryption features including new Dropbox support. The new Dropbox support helps is saving space as one can directly save compressed files and folders to dropbox from the smartphone. The direct connection to Dropbox also offers to unzip, organize […]

HERE Maps now available on Google Play Store

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HERE Maps can be used with Android device if you know how to sideload it onto the device. HERE has now made installing the Maps app simpler by releasing the app on the Google Play Store. The app now available on Android’s official store will ensure proper and timely updates. HERE is a good alternative […]

XOLO improves HIVE UX with a new update

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XOLO’s attempt to distinguish itself from other Android smartphone players resulted in HIVE. The in-house designed UX has got some new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes, thanks to an OTA update. Built on Android Kitkat v4.4, the new HIVE update has added over 20 new features that includes support for Indic languages, Wi-Fi Direct, […]

Amazon offering $80 worth of ‘handy apps’ for free till tomorrow

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Amazon is known to be pretty generous for giving premium apps for free regularly and the company is yet again offering some decent “handy apps” for free till tomorrow. The apps are valued over $80 if you try to buy them individually. Some of our favourites include Easy Tether, Fleksy Keyboard, Camera Zoom FX and […]

LG Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out begins from today for G3

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To be honest, off all the smartphone players, we didn’t really expect LG to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop so soon but the inevitable has happened! LG has confirmed that its G3 users in Poland will be the first recipients of Android 5.0 Lollipop followed by other markets. Although LG is yet to confirm […]

MixRadio unveils improved recommendation engine

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MixRadio at the MixRadio Connects event announced a new natively built recommendation engine for its streaming service. The engine improves personalisation by using “billions of data points from millions of consumers” to deliver a highly personalised listening experience. MixRadio claims the engine has been in development since 2010 and greatly evolves the Play Me feature. […]

Guvera music service launches in India

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Guvera today announced the arrival of its music service for Indian consumers. Offering a choice of over 12 million tracks, Guvera will reach consumers through its mobile apps available on both Android and iOS platforms. Guvera will give users access to unlimited music from local Bollywood albums and international artists with curated playlists. The service […]

International Voice Calls now enabled in Hangouts for Indian users

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Enterprising Google users have been using the free voice calling service in India for quite some time but if you’ve not been able to do so and want it the easy way, Google today flipped the switch for Indian Hangout users. Users in India can now place free calls to US and Canada numbers whereas […]

Whatsapp now lets you know if the recipient has read the message or not

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Facebook-owned Whatsapp today pushed an update that will either be lauded or frowned upon by many. The new update now lets the sender know if the recipient has read the message or not by showing two blue coloured check marks (ticks) against the message. This feature as I said could prove a boon or curse, […]

Google updates Calendar app with Assists, Gmail event sync

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After Inbox, Google has set its sight on the Calendar app. Google has updated the Calendar app that promises to work with minimal user intervention. The app now listens to events from Gmail, which means if you have an upcoming flight or a dinner reservation, the app will scan your Gmail account and automatically add […]

New BBM update brings Message Retraction, Timed Messages

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BlackBerry yesterday released an update for BBM that will be appreciated by many privacy enthusiasts. The update brings in features like Message Retraction that allows users to retract their delivered message, thus saving themselves from any unintended embarrasment! Another feature that makes the cut in the new update is self-destructive Timed Messages. Similar to the […]