Category: Software

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]