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Winamp 6 With Fresh Experience for Desktop and Mobile Devices Set to Debut Next Year

Winamp, one of the most popular apps of the 20th century, is set to receive an overhaul in 2019 with the ability to play not just the common audio formats but also all your music tracks, podcasts, and streaming services under one roof. This is considered to be the relaunch of the media player that […]

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WhatsApp Hits the Road With Skits to Stamp Out Fake News in India

On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has […]

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MakeMyTrip Rolls Out In-Destination Activity Suggestions

Online travel company MakeMyTrip has launched a new feature called “Experiences” that would suggest in-destination leisure activities, events, and hand-picked experiences at affordable prices to travellers on its app. The feature is currently available on Android and will soon be rolled out on iOS version, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday. “By providing activities […]

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WeChat Rival ‘Bullet’ Removed From App Store Over Copyright Complaint

Chinese chat app Bullet Messenger – touted as an upstart rival to Tencent Holdings’s hugely popular WeChat – says its app has been removed from Apple’s App Store just months after its launch due to a copyright complaint. Beijing Kuairu Technology, Bullet’s owner, said in a social media posting on Tuesday that it was forced to pull the app after complaints […]

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Instagram’s Two-Factor Authentication App Support Goes Live

Instagram is finally widely rolling out a feature that lets users utilise a third-party authenticator app to log into their account. This new form of two-factor authentication, Instagram says, makes it easier and safer for you to securely log into the app. It essentially gives users more options in which they can secure their account with […]

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WhatsApp for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Mode for Watching Instagram, YouTube, Facebook Videos In-App

WhatsApp introduced picture-in-picture video feature for iOS users earlier this year, and was reported to be working on a similar feature for Android users as well. Now, PiP support has finally arrived for Android users with beta version 2.18.301, allowing them to watch Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube videos in a small window within the messaging app itself. It essentially […]

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Spotify to Let Artists Post Music Without Labels

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify said Thursday that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors. Spotify, by far the biggest player in the fast-growing format of streaming, said that the feature for now is only in the test phase for select US-based […]

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Uber Riders Can Now Pay for Their Rides Via Google Pay

Google has tied up with Uber to let Google Pay users seamlessly pay for their Uber rides in India. As an introductory offer, users can also avail up to Rs. 1,000 when they use Google Pay for 10 Uber rides. The latest move has expanded Google Pay, the mobile payments platform that got rebranded from Google Tez last month. This also makes […]

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Vivaldi 2.0 With Interface-Level Adjustments, Encrypted Syncing of User Data Released

Vivaldi 2.0 has been released as the latest version of the Vivaldi web browser. While Vivaldi is already popular for offering a customisable user experience, the latest version has added to its feature suite with a bunch of new adjustments. The Vivaldi 2.0 update also brings end-to-end encryption of syncing user data between multiple computers. Vivaldi has […]

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Instagram Says CEO Systrom, CTO Krieger Resign

Co-founders of Facebook’s Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer, respectively, the photo-sharing app company announced late on Monday. Systrom and Krieger did not specify a reason for their departure. Systrom wrote in a blog post on Monday that they plan to take some time off and explore “our […]