How to Get the New Google+

On Tuesday, Google announced that it is revamping its social network, Google+. The redesign, which is focused on building communities and collections on the social network, started to gradually roll out to users on the Web from Tuesday. If you don’t see the redesigned Google+ yet, you can manually opt-in to see the overhauled interface. “[We’ve] spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google+ had to say,”…

November 22, 2015
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Google Photos Update Makes It Easier to ‘Free Up Space’ on Your Phone

Google Engineer John Elstone on Tuesday announced several important updates to the Google Photos service, all of which have already started rolling out to Google Photos Web and Android app users. Announced in a Google+ post, the update for Google Photos app is divided into two parts. The Google Photos for Android update brings the Free Up Space feature under Settings. Enabling it would ask users to bulk-delete those media…

November 22, 2015
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Instagram Further Limits Third-Party Apps After Password Debacle

Instagram, following recent lapses in security, has announced changes in its API policy to prevent developers from misusing user data, and also introduces a review process. The latest changes in Instagram’s policy are aimed at improving user control over content. “We’ve updated our Platform Policy to explicitly list the use cases we will support moving forward,” the company said on its developer site. Instagram stresses that its new policy will…

November 22, 2015
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In US Driver Lawsuit, Uber Must Live With Class Action Order for Now

A US appeals court on Tuesday denied ride service Uber’s request to immediately appeal an order approving class certification in a lawsuit filed by drivers who wish to be deemed employees. The ruling, from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, was made in a case in which drivers contend they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. The drivers currently…

November 22, 2015
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Microsoft Edge Browser Gets EdgeHTML 13; Blocks Support for Toolbars

Microsoft has announced that it has implemented a new rendering engine in Microsoft Edge, the new default Windows browser it introduced with Windows 10, to combat a number of browser-based abuses and attacks. The company says with the changes attackers will not be able to use third-party applications to install toolbars on Edge. The November update that Microsoft rolled out last week, in addition to a number of features to…

November 22, 2015
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Instagram ‘More Than Doubles’ User Base in India

Instagram on Wednesday said its user base in India has doubled over the last year. The social network that lets users post photos and videos, has 400 million monthly active users globally but it didn’t reveal how many of them are from India. What Instagram did share is that people from the 18-24 age group are the most active on the platform. “Instagram has gained immense popularity and people are…

November 22, 2015
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After India, Google Lowers Minimum Paid App Price in 17 More Countries

In July, Google adjusted the lowest price tier for paid apps on Google Play Store India, allowing developers to reduce the amount they charge for apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) in the country. The move was aimed at boosting app installs. The company has announced that it is now extending the program in 17 more countries. Google realises that people in different regions, due to multiple factors including and especially…

November 22, 2015
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Apple Shows Off iPad Pro Apps In The App Store

Apple’s new iPad Pro is now available to buy and now Apple has launched a new section on their app store highlighting a range of app designed to be used with their new larger tablet. There is also a section which shows app that have be enhanced to work with the new Apple Pencil, this include apps like Evernote, Adobe’s Photoshop and more. The iPad Pro went on sale on…

November 22, 2015
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Smartphones to Help Track and Check Famines

Scientists have developed a way to monitor food security using a smartphone app, which combines weather and soil moisture data from satellites with crowd-sourced data on the vulnerability of the population to malnutrition and other relevant socio-economic data. Drought and crop failure can often be predicted by monitoring the weather and measuring soil moisture. But other risk factors, such as socio-economic problems or violent conflicts, can endanger food security too….

November 22, 2015
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India Funding Roundup: Ola, ConveGenius, Goodbox, Craftsvilla, ScoopWhoop

Ola Taxi aggregator Ola has raised $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,299 crores) from Baillie Gifford, Tiger Global, SoftBank Group and others on Wednesday. Ola’s founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said that the company has grown by over 30 times in the last one year, and now fields over one million booking requests a day. Convegenius Noida-based edutainment startup ConveGenius has raised Rs. 2 crores in a pre-Series A round of…

November 21, 2015
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