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Google Bans Chinese App Developer With 600 Million Downloads From Play Store: Report

Google Bans Chinese App Developer With 600 Million Downloads From Play Store: Report

Some of the apps were reportedly involved in ad fraud and hid the ownership details Suspecting malicious cyberattacks and data breach possibilities, Google is removing apps from a Chinese Android app developer – DO Global – which holds roughly 100 apps in the Play Store […]

New York Times CEO Warns Publishers Ahead of Apple News Launch

New York Times CEO Warns Publishers Ahead of Apple News Launch

Apple Inc is expected to launch an ambitious new entertainment and paid digital news service on Monday, as the iPhone maker pushes back against streaming video leader Netflix Inc. But it likely will not feature the New York Times Co. Mark Thompson, chief executive of […]

Slack Says It Has 10 Million Daily Active Users

Slack Says It Has 10 Million Daily Active Users

Slack, the business messaging service challenging email, now has more than 10 million daily active users, its parent company said on Tuesday. The number of paying customers using Slack has risen by more than 50 percent over the past five years to over 85,000, Slack […]

Gmail’s Mobile App Starts Receiving Material Theme Redesign, No Dark Mode in Sight

Gmail’s Mobile App Starts Receiving Material Theme Redesign, No Dark Mode in Sight

Google is rolling out a revamped version of Gmail on Android and iOS apps. Gmail had already received a major redesign on the Web in April last year, and it seems like the company is now bringing a reflection of the same user interface to […]

Twitter Testing News-First Timeline on Android

Twitter Testing News-First Timeline on Android

Micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a new feature on Android that puts news stories at the top of the timeline to help users keep up with what is happening around the world. “With this update, we’re making it easier for people to see the news […]

Facebook Warned by Irish Watchdog Over WhatsApp Integration

Facebook Warned by Irish Watchdog Over WhatsApp Integration

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has warned Facebook over its planned integration of its chat services – WhatsApp, Messenger and photo-sharing app Instagram, asking the social media giant to provide it with an “urgent briefing” on the proposals. In a statement, the Dublin-headquartered Irish […]

WhatsApp Web Picture-in-Picture Mode Gets Support for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Links

WhatsApp Web Picture-in-Picture Mode Gets Support for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Links

Just last month, WhatsApp introduced Picture-in-Picture mode for desktop users globally, but at that time, it only worked for the videos shared by the users themselves. With the latest update, WhatsApp Web users can start using the Picture-in-Picture mode for all video links, with support for […]

Jio Rail App Launched for Jio Phone, Allows Users to Book Train Tickets

Jio Rail App Launched for Jio Phone, Allows Users to Book Train Tickets

Jio Phone users can now avail the railway ticket booking service offered by IRCTC directly through a native Jio Rail app. The new app lets users book and cancel their train tickets. The app accepts debit cards, credit cards, and e-wallets for ticket booking and […]

WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption May Weaken With Facebook Integration: Report

WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption May Weaken With Facebook Integration: Report

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption — the hallmark of users’ security — may go for a toss if Facebook integrates the popular mobile messaging platform with not-that-secure Instagram and Messenger. According to a report on Friday, to universally preserve end-to-end encryption poses a whole additional set of […]

WhatsApp for Android Gets Simplified Media Menu, New Feature to Track Shared Images

WhatsApp for Android Gets Simplified Media Menu, New Feature to Track Shared Images

WhatsApp has once again been spotted testing new features in its beta builds for Android. This time around, we see changes to its shared ‘Media’ section within group or individual chats, with new options for seeing the media in the chat, a new overflow menu […]