Truecaller : Third-party apps use caller profiles for verification

Truecaller has launched a user verification SDK (Software Development Kit) for third-party apps which will allow apps to verify users based on their information with Truecaller. As of now the SDK is only on Android and is available to registered third party apps on that platform. The company has partnered with 12 Indian apps including Quikr, Mobikwik, redBus, CarDekho, … Read more

Android Emulator for Auto Developers

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Google is releasing the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), a new testing tool for Android Auto developers. The DHU enables a developer’s workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes. Once a developer has installed the DHU, they can test Android Auto apps by connecting a phone … Read more

Google’s new Street View app – upload your own 360-images

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Google’s mobile Street View app is getting a big update on iOS and Android today: you can now contribute your own 360-degree photos to Google Maps. It works with any cellphone using Google’s photo sphere stitching technology, but the app also now supports dedicated 360-degree cameras, like Ricoh’s Theta S camera, announced earlier today. Meanwhile, a new … Read more

Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to Android in July

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Last month, Microsoft announced that it was planning on launching its personal assistant Cortana on Android and iOS. While the announcement was quite vague at the time, it has now announced that a Cortana companion app will be arriving on Android in July. A July launch timeframe is a tad late, considering Microsoft executives had … Read more

Turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

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The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allow you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn’t enough. This is when you need to rely on satellite coverage. … Read more

Reliance Jio Infocomm Launches Chat App for Android and iOS

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Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom firm of the Mukesh Ambani-led group, has launched an instant messaging application for Android and iOS platforms. Called Jio Chat, the app is already available on Google Play and the App Store. Jio Chat is built on the similar lines of popular instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, BBM, Line, … Read more

Asus Zenfone 2 launching in India 23 April

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Asus has been teasing the imminent launch of the Zenfone 2 in India in the past couple of weeks. Today, the company has revealed that it will be bringing its flagship to our shores on April 23. Asus has sent out invites for a launch event at New Delhi on April 23. The company has … Read more

Android Lollipop’s On-Body Detection Feature

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While security is a must for your smartphones, there is no denying that unlocking your phone every time you want to use it can get a tad frustrating. Google has realized that and is hoping to solve it with a feature called “on-body detection.” Google is currently rolling out a new smart lock mode called … Read more

VAIO’s first smartphone

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VAIO Corporation was formed when Sony sold its laptop business, but now the new company is entering a product category in which Sony still remains: smartphones. The VAIO phone was announced through Japanese MVNO B-mobile, which is pricing it to move: you’ll pay ¥3,980 (about $33) a month for the hardware plus voice service and data. … Read more

BBM for Android Hits 100 Million Downloads on Google Play Store

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BlackBerry, on Wednesday announced that its popular BBM messaging app for Android has touched the milestone of 100 million downloads or installs since its launch on the platform in October 2013. The firm added that around 65 percent of the total 2.4 million reviews for the app were positive and were rated 5-star. The company blog … Read more