Government Notifies Operators of Spectrum Trading Norms

The government on Tuesday notified the much-awaited spectrum trading norms, more than a month after the cabinet nod, thus allowing telecom service providers to start to trade airwaves that in turn will help in service quality improvement. According to the guidelines, spectrum trading will be allowed only between two access service providers, holding Cellular Mobile Telephone Service (CMTS) License, Unified ... Read More »

Google Tops List of Best Places to Work for 3rd Year in a Row

Google has topped the list of world’s best company to work for, grabbing the top position for the third straight year, while software developer SAS Institute and manufacturing firm W L Gore were ranked second and third respectively. The annual ‘World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List’ ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Rounding out the top five on ... Read More »

Apple to Issue Revamped Privacy Policy Website

Fire up the new Apple News service for the first time on your iPhone, and it’ll ask for your favourite topics and news outlets. Use it over time, and you’ll find that it is behaving like your personal news recommendation engine. Read a lot about gardening, and you’ll see more stories about hardy perennials. Click on every story about the ... Read More »

China’s Didi Kuaidi Firms Up Anti-Uber Alliance, Invests in Ola

China’s most popular ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi said on Monday it has invested in Indian peer Ola, forging a new alliance within a network of companies challenging US rival Uber Technologies Inc. Didi joins existing investors including SoftBank Corp, Falcon Edge, Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Tiger Global Management. A spokesman for Didi declined to specify the size of ... Read More »

Assam government launches disaster management app

GUWAHATI: And now, an app for smartphone users of Assam, which is highly prone to very high disasters, to seek not just support in the event of any emergency but enable them to send distress messages. Apart from being located in the high seismic Zone V, the state is also in a frequent flood and landslides prone area. The app ... Read More »

Porn app takes secret pictures, then blackmails users

An Android app that has been found that claimed to offer porn and instead just took pictures of users, before threatening to make them public if they did not hand over cash.The “Adult Player” app lures users into downloading it by claiming to be a pornographic video player. But users that open it instead see a picture of themselves, and ... Read More »

Xcode 7.0.1 Fixes Bugs Related to iOS 9 App Thinning

Apple announced earlier this month that it was delaying the release of an iOS 9 feature called ‘app thinning’, also known as ‘app slicing’, due to an issue affecting iCloud. The company on Monday released Xcode 7.0.1 for developers that comes with fixes for related bugs, suggesting that the release of the aforementioned feature might happen soon enough. App thinning ... Read More »

Google Now Gets Offline Voice-Command Support for Some Functions

Google earlier this month rolled out an update for its Google Search (aka Google app) bumping the version to 5.3. The company also announced some improvements to its Voice Search last week claiming that the feature would now use less computational resources, will be more accurate, faster, and robust. The company may have also enabled a new offline voice-command feature ... Read More »

Google Photos Update, Play Music Family Plan to Be Unveiled Tuesday

Google will reportedly announce updates to its Google Photos app and Google Play Music All Access subscription service alongside the launch of two Nexus smartphones and Chromecast devices on Tuesday. The search giant would be adding Chromecast support, People Labelling and Shared Albums features for Google Photos. The Google Play Music All Access service will reportedly get a new Google ... Read More »

Samsung Milk Video Service to Shut Down on November 20

Samsung would be shuttering down its video discovery app – Samsung Milk Video – on November 20. The company announced the news on the app listing on Google Play store. “Thank you for using Samsung Milk Video. While we remain committed to providing premium entertainment services, we have decided to end support for the Samsung Milk Video app as of ... Read More »