E-lerter App sends emergency alerts to your smartphone

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According to its developer Jamie Brandt from the Alberta-based firm Stony Plain, the notification banner will not vanish until it has been acknowledged. “That means you will not miss any important warnings,” he added. The app users can also specify which area to scan for emergency alerts so that they would only receive local-specific news. … Read more

ZTE Unveils New Logo, Corporate Identity, and Company Philosophy

ZTE on Tuesday announced its new corporate identity along with a redesigned logo. The company says the new logo and identity represent the company’s strategy to focus on “value-added M-ICT (Media Information Communications Technology) innovations for consumers, carriers, enterprises” in the changing digital landscape. The firm says its wide experience in base stations, cloud computing … Read more

Twitter suffers massive outage on all online platforms; back now

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Twitter appears to be down for most users. Users complained on Reddit that they had been logged out of their accounts from Android apps, and the mobile and desktop versions of the site. The only place where Twitter appears to be working for now is iOS. We tried accessing Twitter via an iPhone and found … Read more

Mumbai Metro Commuters Can Now Recharge Their Smart Cards Online

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Mumbai Metro One has launched an online top-up facility for smart cards whereby commuters can recharge their cards through Internet-enabled mobile phones and computers. “The company has launched the top-up facility of CSC and the online recharge services will be available to smart card users with over 50 banks,” a release said on Thursday. The … Read more

LA Judge Shuts Down Medical Marijuana Delivery App Nestdrop

A judge in Los Angeles ordered a smartphone application company on Tuesday to stop arranging the delivery of medical marijuana to customers in the city in violation of a ban on such businesses, prosecutors said. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office filed a lawsuit on December 2 seeking a preliminary injunction against the Nestdrop … Read more

UC Browser Gets New Video Management Feature

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UCWeb, makers of the popular UC Browser app for Android, has announced the My Videos manager feature for UC Browser that it claims will enhance the user’s video viewing experience. The My Videos manager feature lets UC Browser users filter their videos into four sections, namely Watching History, Grabbed (downloaded), Grabbing (downloading), and Local Videos. … Read more

Project to get Broadband for all panchayats by 2016 doomed to fail: TRAI chief

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As government targets to expand broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh panchayats of the country by 2016, telecom regulator TRAI chief Rahul Khullar today termed it as a very “ambitious” target, saying believing in it would be like “deluding ourselves”. “Right now we are sort of deluding ourselves by saying we will achieve 100 percent … Read more

Bing Unveils International Hotel Booking for 22 Countries Including India

Microsoft on Thursday announced two new updates to Bing search – international hotel booking support across 22 countries including India, improved Bing’s mobile search results. In partnership with TripAdvisor, Bing will now allow users to internationally book hotels across 22 different countries in 14 different languages. Users will also directly get rates, and reviews for … Read more

Line Music Streaming Service Unveiled With Sony, Avex Digital as Partners

Messaging app company Line has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment and Avex Digital to launch Line Music – a new subscription-based service for online music-streaming, which the company had announced in October during Line Conference Tokyo 2014. In the three-way partnership for Line Music Corporation, Sony Music Entertainment reportedly holds 40 percent shares, Avex Digital … Read more

Google Updates Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides With Useful Features

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Google has updated its Drive app for Android and iOS, and the Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps, with all new features in the past few days. Starting with Google Drive, users will now be able to share Drive files through Gmail as attachments, apart from a simple ‘Insert from Drive’ link, a feature already … Read more