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WhatsApp for Android Update Rolls Out With Custom Notifications and More

WhatsApp for Android has received an update that brings several new features including the mark as unread, custom notifications, among others. The new updated WhatsApp for Android is now available to download via Google Play. Notably, the app update rolling out to users via Google Play was initially rolled out to users in July; though at that time it could ... Read More »

Rio De Janeiro City Council Votes to Ban Uber

Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday became the latest city to move against Uber as its city council voted to ban unregulated ride-sharing services. The decision still needs to be approved and signed by the Mayor Eduardo Paes within the next 15 days to become law. In a statement, San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc said it would continue to operate normally ... Read More »

TuneIn Radio App Starts Paid Tier With MLB, Soccer, Audiobooks

TuneIn, the app that gives users free access to thousands of live radio stations around the world, is launching an $8-a-month premium subscription service that throws in ad-free listening, audiobooks and live play-by-play coverage of Major League Baseball and soccer from the Premier League and the Bundesliga. The seemingly disparate offer caters to listeners who have varied tastes, says TuneIn ... Read More »

Amazon Expands Prime Now, Offers US Alcohol for First Time Inc said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to US customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now. The online retailer is expanding Prime Now, its one- and two-hour service, to Seattle, where the company is headquartered, and offering alcohol deliveries there. Amazon Prime, the company’s $99 (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

Line for Android Update Rebrands Line Premium Call to Line Out, and More

Line, the instant messaging app, had launched its Line Premium Call feature for users back in February, allowing users in select regions to make low-cost calls to mobiles and landlines across the world, separate from its free voice call feature between Line users. Now, Line has released an update for its Android app that brings major overhaul to its calling ... Read More »

Online Application for New Medical Colleges Made Mandatory

Applications for setting up of medical colleges or increasing intake in existing ones will have to be “mandatorily” submitted online. The Union Health Ministry’s move is aimed at making the entire process more transparent. However, the existing manual submission of applications will also continue along with the online mode, which will be an “add-on procedure”. “The Ministry of Health and ... Read More »

Flipkart Adds Social Layer to Its Mobile App With Ping

Online marketplace Flipkart on Tuesday announced the launch of Ping, a new in-app chat feature that lets users share product images and chat with each other while shopping. The feature has been rolled out to the Flipkart apps for Android and iOS, but users need an invite to access the feature. Ping is visible as a chat icon floating on ... Read More »

Microsoft to Stop Detailing Minor Windows 10 Updates

If you’re having trouble deciphering what exactly Microsoft is bundling in Windows 10 updates, it is not your fault. Moreover, it is about to get worse. Microsoft has confirmed that it might choose to not offer a detailed changelog with new Windows 10 updates. Microsoft’s decision to move Windows from as-a-product to as-a-service model changes the way it delivers the ... Read More »

Google to Promote Digital Literacy in Haryana

Search engine giant Google has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the government of Haryana to promote digital literacy in the state. Google will undertake a digital literacy drive covering Internet safety in government schools, and also conduct a similar exercise for government officials. The MoU in this regard was signed in Silicon Valley in the presence of visiting ... Read More »

Online Tickets for Night Visit to Taj Mahal Soon

Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal at night would soon be able to buy tickets online till 3 PM of the day of their visit, instead of booking in advance. A proposal in this matter has already been cleared and an order would soon be issued, Union Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma told news persons in Agra. Currently tickets ... Read More »