Tag Archives: apps

Traffic fine: These two mobile apps can help you avoid paying penalty

NEW DELHI : Forgetting to carry hard copies of your driving licence or vehicle papers can prove painful on your pocket after traffic fines have been increased under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act from this month. Under the revised rules by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, you can now carry soft copies of your documents in DigiLocker and mParivahan apps. ... Read More »

How Healthcare Mobile Apps are Making Healthcare More Accessible

With digital transformation, comes a revolutionized approach to the healthcare sector and helps the patients to have a better understanding of the subject health and the various medical services provided by the hospitals. In a country like India with a huge population and considerably fewer medical healthcare professionals, it is essential to have a robust system which allows doctors to ... Read More »

Apple Cracks Down on Apps Sharing Information on Users’ Contacts

Apple changed its App Store rules last week to limit how developers obtain, use and share information about iPhone owners’ friends and other contacts. The move cracks down on a years-long practice. Developers ask users for access to their phone contacts, then use the information for marketing and sometimes share or sell it without permission from others listed in those digital address books. ... Read More »

HTC U11 Edge Sense Feature Can Now Be Configured by Users for Individual Apps

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone was launched in India in June Edge Sense allows users to perform tasks by squeezing the sides The beta update is reportedly rolling out already Back when HTC launched its U11 smartphone, we mentioned that its Edge Sense feature sounded gimmicky but was found to be useful in performing certain functions. At the time, we felt that the feature ... Read More »

Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech

Archaeological records show humans have been making alcohol since at least 7000 BC. We figured out wine more than 6,000 years ago. By the time the ancient Egyptians entered the scene, brewers were making at least 17 types of beer. Nonetheless, it appears we are not done innovating. Booze-related startups, which typically account for a noticeable but not huge chunk ... Read More »

Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could prevent tampering by hackers. Researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab took seven of the most popular Android apps that accompany connected cars from various manufacturers and analyzed them from the perspective of a compromised Android device. The apps and ... Read More »

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

By Ryan Whitwam, Greenbot | Dec 26, 2016 4:00 AM PT Make your great new phone even greater by installing these apps right away. See larger image Make your phone be all it can be The first order of business when you get a new phone is to install your apps. Android makes it easy to grab all the apps ... Read More »

Google is finally testing separate Apps and Games sections in the Play Store

One of the more baffling design choices that Google’s made a long time ago in its Play Store for Android has to do with the fact that apps and games are grouped together in one section, under the Apps & games heading. This obviously doesn’t make a lot of sense, since besides the fact that both categories consist of software ... Read More »

4 great apps for tackling your to-do lists

With scheduling, reminders, and other features, these apps make crossing tasks off a list even more satisfying. Credit: Ridofranz / iStock COMMENTS Michael Ansaldo Freelance contributor, PCWorld Nov 16, 2016 7:24 AM The humble to-do list is the foundation of every productivity plan. It’s a natural instinct to  unburden our brains by itemizing our most pressing tasks, and few things ... Read More »

The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

There is a growing consciousness about the desire to keep one’s messages private. Some are concerned about hackers, or worry about the government spying on them, but most people just agree with the general principle that what you say in your chat conversations ought to stay between you and the people you chat with. It’s not a pleasant idea to ... Read More »