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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 »

16-Year-Old Anmol Tukrel Claims His Search Engine Is 47 Percent More Accurate Than Google

Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 percent more accurate than Google. The young student designed the search engine as part of a high school project and also to submit to the Google Science Fair, pressexaminer.com reported. Tukrel came across the idea of a personalised search engine during an ... Read More »

Delhi Tender for Free Wi-Fi to Be Re-Floated

The Delhi High Court was on Friday informed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) that it has decided to re-float the tender for providing free Wi-Fi to residents via some 18,500 street poles under the civic authority’s jurisdiction. The tender was part of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s pet project of giving free Wi-Fi to Delhiites at various spots and ... Read More »

Google-Twitter Deal on Search Expands to Desktop

Google and Twitter announced Friday their partnership placing tweets in online search results has been extended to desktop. Confirmation came in a tweeted exchange between the two US tech firms. “Hey @twitter, Search party at our place. Meet us on desktop?” Google said, to which Twitter replied, “You got it, @google. We’ll bring the Tweets.” The two firms agreed in ... Read More »

CEO of Cheating Website Ashley Madison Says He’s a Faithful Husband

Touting himself as the “The King of Infidelity,” the founder of the adultery site Ashley Madison built his livelihood around the unconventional philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life – yet he says he is a devoted husband, and his wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful. Noel and Amanda Biderman ... Read More »