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Google App version 5.8 beta brings back auto-rotate home screen option, icon normalization

Not all that long ago Google introduced a beta testing program for its Google App on Android, allowing interested folks to preview new features and tweaks before they rolled out to the general public. The app has seen a few notable improvements over the last few months, and today’s update brings back some familiar functionality […]

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Google+ app update fixes most of the recent overhaul’s issues

Back in November, Google+ rolled out an update for their Android app that set some users’ teeth on edge. While the overhaul was generally positive, it introduced a slew of new bugs and issues that quickly grew irritating to frequent users. It finally looks as though the dev team is setting some of these problems […]

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Google X ditches Google branding

Since the introduction of Alphabet and the subsequent restructuring of Google into a suite of semi-independent companies, many of these have been gradually dropping the “Google” part of their name to reflect the new structure. Google Ventures became simply GV, for instance, and Google Life Sciences changed its name to Verily. Now, Google X is […]

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Google Cardboard getting spatial audio

Good news for Cardboard app developers and the rest of us as well. Today on their officialdevelopers blog, Google announced that they’re bringing spatial audio capabilities to the Cardboard SDK. This looks to make virtual reality even more immersive on the company’s playful little VR heardset. Spatial audio is basically the ability for apps to […]

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2,500 Wi-Fi Hotspots to Be Installed by Next Fiscal

The government plans to reach up to 500 million Internet subscribers in next 6-7 months, besides installing 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots at 256 places by the next fiscal, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. “Today mobile penetration is 1 billion, while Internet penetration is 400 million. It took more than 3-4 years to become […]

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Hike ‘Car Match’ Launched for Ride-Sharing During Delhi’s Odd-Even Scheme

Hike on Monday launched Car Match, a “micro-app” within Hike to help users share rides with friends during the ongoing odd-even scheme in the national capital. The Car Match “micro-app’ matches odd-numbered cars with even-numbered cars in a user’s vicinity, it also ensures that car categories are as similar to each other as possible. With […]

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Facebook Spent Rs. 300 Crores on Free Basics Ads in India

Facebook is leaving no stone unturned to make its Free Basics campaign a hit in India. A new report has claimed that the social network has spent close to Rs. 300 crores on Free Basics ad campaigns in the country. A recent Live Mint report citing media buyers estimates that of the Rs. 300 crores, […]

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Uber Pushes Into Public Transit With New App Partnership

Transportation technology company TransLoc announced on Monday a partnership with Uber, marking a significant advancement in the ride-hailing company’s effort to ally itself with public transit agencies. TransLoc, which builds technology products for public transit passengers and agencies, will integrate Uber into the TransLoc Rider app, a smartphone application that provides real-time bus tracking and […]

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White House Joins Snapchat Ahead of State of the Union Address

The White House said on Monday that it had joined Snapchat, marking the Obama administration’s latest move to reach a younger generation of Americans through social media. The administration has made outreach through non-traditional media platforms a top focus ahead of President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address, which is scheduled for Tuesday. […]

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Lenovo Executive Says Google Play Services Coming to China in 2016

Google is planning to reintroduce Google Play Services to China this year, according to one of its partners. Chen Xudong, Senior Vice President of Lenovo Group and President of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group, laid bare the Mountain View company’s plan. Google had pulled most of its products and services out of the country in […]