Popular Taxi, Ride-Sharing Apps Affected by New ‘Faketoken’ Android Trojan: Kaspersky

August 19, 2017

A modified version of notorious mobile banking Trojan ‘Faketoken’ has resurfaced which is able to steal credentials from popular Android taxi applications and ride-sharing apps, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday. “The new version of ‘Faketoken’ performs live tracking of apps and, when the user runs a specified app, overlays this with its phishing window to steal the bank card details of the victim,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement. The Trojan virus…

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PC Market Continues Slump on High Component Prices: Gartner, IDC

August 19, 2017

Worldwide shipments of personal computers continued to slump in the recently ended quarter but showed signs of stabilising, according to figures released Wednesday by market trackers. Preliminary estimates released by Gartner indicated that 61.1 million PCs were shipped in the second quarter of this year in a 4.3 percent decline from the same period a year earlier. An IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computer Device Tracker report put the figure at 60.5 million in a…

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Microsoft Tests Smart Search in Windows 10’s Photos App, Coming With Fall Creators Update: Report

August 19, 2017

Microsoft will roll out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Updatethis September, and features that are expected to arrive with the update, are already being tested by Windows 10 Insider Preview members. One such feature spotted lately is intelligent image sorting, which essentially sorts all your photos on OneDrive into faces, things, places, etc, just like Google Photos. Windows Central reports that this feature was spotted in the updated Photos app in the latest build for…

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Uber Bows to Philippines Suspension After Show of Defiance

August 18, 2017

Uber was forced to suspend operations in the Philippines Tuesday, after the ride-sharing giant’s efforts to appeal a one-month ban were quashed as it tussles with authorities over driver permits. The US firm had slammed Monday’s decision by transport authorities to impose the sanctions as a “blatant violation” of its rights earlier Tuesday, relaunching its app and announcing a legal challenge. But by evening it conceded that it would comply…

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Google Maps, Search Get ‘Question & Answers’ Section for Places

August 18, 2017

Google has now introduced a ‘Question & answers’ section to its Maps service on Android, apart from mobile search. As you might have guessed from the name, the new section essentially allows users to get answers to their queries regarding a specific location on the map. Users can ask and get answers to their questions with the new section and business owners can also interact directly with people as well. In order to ensure…

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Former Uber CEO Says Investor Lawsuit a ‘Public and Personal Attack’

August 18, 2017

The ousted chief executive of Uber Technologies called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company’s top investors a “public and personal attack” without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday. Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, which says it owns 13 percent of Uber and controls 20 percent of the voting power, sued former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick last week to force him off the board,…

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Skype Preview Revamped Desktop App Launched, Brings Enhanced Group Calls, Message Reactions

August 18, 2017

Skype is overhauling its desktop interface with new features and a refreshed design, bringing in a much needed change to the calling app. The company has rolled out Skype Preview for desktop users with features like enhanced group calls, new chat media gallery, @mentions, message reactions, and a new notification panel. The Skype Preview app is available for Mac, Windows 10 November Update and lower, Windows 8, and Windows 7 users….

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LG V30 Seen From All Sides in New Leaked Renders

August 18, 2017

The LG V30 is set to launch on August 31 at IFA in Berlin, but ahead of that, leaks continue to pour. A fresh leak brings a render photo of the LG V30 smartphone showing off the device from all angles. The renders suggest that the big highlight is its dual camera setup at the back, and the almost bezel-less display in the front. Tipster Evan Blass has shared the LG V30 render on Twitter, and…

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YouTube TV Expands to 14 New Markets in the US, Coming to 17 More Soon

August 18, 2017

Alphabet Inc’s Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new US markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the company said on Thursday. YouTube is broadening access to live TV streaming as younger viewers increasingly watch shows online and traditional broadcast networks grapple with aging demographics among viewers. Television station operator Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc said in a statement on Thursday…

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Reliance Jio’s MyJio App Crosses 100 Million Downloads on Google Play Store

August 14, 2017

Reliance Jio’s MyJio app has reached a new milestone on Google Play. The Android app for all Reliance Jio users has reached 100 million downloads on Google Play pointing to the growing base of the relatively new telecom player. Notably, the MyJio app is currently listed as ninth ‘Top Free in Android Apps’ list on Google Play. To recall, Reliance Jio’s MyJio app broke into top free app list on Google Play…

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