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Google Maps ETA Sharing Comes to iOS, Now Allows Location Sharing on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Google introduced real-time location sharing on Google Maps in March last year to enable sharing your live route and ETA with your contacts easily. This feature allows you to share your current location with people, which then enables them to track you real-time. The tech giant is now improving upon it, and is also bringing ETA sharing to iOS users […]

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Uber’s Mideast-Rival Careem Raises $200 Million to Expand, Expects More Funds

Middle East ride-hailing company Careem said on Thursday it had secured $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,500 crores) in fresh funding from existing investors and that it expects to raise more to finance expansion plans. Careem, which counts Gcarmaker maker Daimler and China’s largest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxingamong its other backers, was estimated to be worth around $1 billion […]

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Google to Charge Licensing Fee for Its Android Apps, Unbundle Chrome and Search in Europe

Google will have to allow smartphone manufacturers to ship Android devices in the EU without Google Chrome preinstalled, as a result of the massive EUR 4.34 billion fine imposed on the company by European Commission antitrust regulators in July this year. In order to avoid additional penalties while its appeal of the fine is pending, Google has announced that it will […]

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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 […]