Valve Doesn’t Want You to Buy Steam Games Outside of Steam

August 18, 2017

Valve doesn’t want you to buy PC games outside of Steam. A post on the Steam developer forums states that the company won’t be automatically allowing Steam key requests from developers who sell games on the store. “If we are denying keys for normal size batches it’s likely because your Steam sales don’t reflect a need for as many keys as you’re distributing, and you’re probably asking for more keys because you’re offering…

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Day One Patch Detailed

August 18, 2017

PS4-exclusive Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s release date is August 22 in the US and August 23 in India and Europe. In the run up to this, developer Naughty Dog has issued a day one patch for the game. Its details are as follows. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Day One patch features Photo Mode Custom Filters Stylised Frames Camera Controls and Effects NEW: Facial Expressions NEW: Sun Angle NEW: Logo Overlays Bonus…

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Sonic Mania Not Available on Xbox One in India

August 18, 2017

Retro-styled platform Sonic Mania is a welcome return to form for Sega’s mascot. The game is available internationally via digital storefronts for the PS4, PC (via Steam), Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. If you’re in India and own an Xbox One, you’re out of luck. Sonic Mania is not on the Indian Xbox Store. Searching for the game on the Xbox One, Xbox website or the Xbox app via smartphone throws up a “no results for this category”…

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Truecaller Request Money Feature Added for Android Users

August 18, 2017

In a bid to get on to the digital payments bandwagon, caller ID app Truecaller launched Truecaller Payearlier this year. Now, the company has added a new ability to make Truecaller Pay even more efficient in a payment transfer. A new feature called Request Money has been added into Truecaller for Android, and it essentially allows a user to send notifications to another user who owes them money, reminding them of their debt….

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Uber Investor Benchmark Capital Says Gave Former CEO Kalanick a Month Before Suing

August 18, 2017

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber Technologies and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force Kalanick off the board and rescind his ability to fill three board seats. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, also accused Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the board and scheming to retain power at Uber even after he was forced to…

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Uber Improves Conditions for British Drivers, Adds Tips

August 18, 2017

Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights. Drivers for Uber, food courier Deliveroo and other apps tend to work for a number of firms without a fixed contract in what has become known as the “gig economy”. Uber said on Monday it had held meetings and spoken to thousands of them as…

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Instagram Finally Gets Comment Threads to Make Conversations More Natural

August 18, 2017

Aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easy, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced comment threads on its platform. Henceforth, users who reply to any Instagram post will find their response automatically grouped right underneath it in a thread. “Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to a specific thread. This update will make your feed an even better place to share interests, get inspired and connect…

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Google Buys Senosis Health, Maker of Diagnostic Apps for Smartphones: Report

August 18, 2017

Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-based health monitoring startup founded by University of Washington Professor Shwetak Patel, the media reported. The startup turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats, GeekWire reported on Sunday. Using functions on a smartphone including its accelerometer, microphone, flash and camera, the Senosis apps can monitor lung health and haemoglobin counts, among other things, the report said. For example, to measure the haemoglobin, Senosis’ app…

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Uber Unveils New Business Features in India

August 18, 2017

Uber is further strengthening its offering for business customers in India, a sector that has proven significantly beneficial to several companies. The ride-hailing company on Wednesday introduced new ‘Uber for Business’ service in the country, adding several new features that makes its offering more enticing and flexible for businesses. The company, which competes with Ola for tentpole position in the app aggregator space, said corporates and enterprises can use automated tools to…

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Google Search Lite App Being Tested for Regions With Spotty Internet Connections

August 18, 2017

In a bid to get the ‘next billion’ on to the Internet, tech giants are trying various methods to lure the audience that still do not have access to proper Internet connections and gadgets like smartphones. One such effort is now seen by Google with the new Search Lite app that is reportedly being tested in Indonesia. Android Police reports that the app appeared in Facebook ads for many users in Indonesia, and users…

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