WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages, Group Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta

December 3, 2018

WhatsApp has been trying out a bunch of new features over the past year, and now, it is said to be rolling out updates to its Android beta app that brings the code of two key new features called Consecutive Voice Messages and Group Call Shortcut. The first of the new functionalities enables WhatsApp to […]

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Google Assistant Brings Pretty Please Feature, Gets Ability to Create Notes, To-Do Lists

December 2, 2018

Google Assistant is now receiving the Pretty Please feature that was announced back at I/O 2018. The feature is designed to provide positive reinforcement to users, especially kids, to use polite behaviour while communicating with machines. It enables the voice assistant to reward the usage of “please” and “thank you” with delightful responses. Separately, the […]

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UC Browser Gets Updated With a Dedicated Section for Short Videos

November 29, 2018

UC Browser has been updated to version 12.9.7. The update brings a redesigned UI to provide users with the option to set festival themes on the homepage. There is also a dedicated video section that lists a bunch of short videos which can be shared via WhatsApp Status. The updated UC Browser is also touted […]

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Popular Android Apps Like Clean Master Reportedly Caught Committing ‘Ad Fraud’

November 28, 2018

A number of Android apps developed by two popular Chinese developers have been found to be involved in an ad fraud scheme. An app analytics firm discovered that eight apps on Google Play Store with more than two billion downloads have been exploiting user permissions to steal “millions of dollars”. Seven of these apps come […]

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Google’s Find My Device App Gets Indoor Maps to Help Locate Your Phone

November 23, 2018

Google has introduced an ‘indoor maps’ feature to its Find My Device app so that it can direct users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones. The search engine giant has not specifically listed which buildings the new feature applies to, so users would have to test their luck, The Verge reported on […]

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Virat Kohli Official App Launched for Android and iOS on His Birthday

November 6, 2018

Cricket icon Virat Kohli turned 30 on Monday. But alongside celebrating his birthday, Kohli’s fans have another reason the cheer – it’s his first-ever official mobile app. The app, called the Virat Kohli Official App on Android and Virat on iOS, comes as a one-stop place to let cricket lovers stay closer to the Indian […]

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GPlayed Trojan Masquerades as Google Play to Attack Android Devices: Cisco Talos

October 15, 2018

Researchers have identified a new Android Trojan, dubbed as ‘GPlayed’, that comes with several built-in capabilities. The Trojan is said to be extremely flexible, which makes it a very effective tool for cyber-attackers. It has been found to be resembling a popular Google service on infected Android devices – the Google Play store. In order to fool users into […]

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WhatsApp Status Ads Said to Be Coming to Android Soon

October 9, 2018

Ads on WhatsApp are something that have been in the headlines for some time. But now, it has been reported that WhatsApp for Android version 2.18.305, the latest beta version, has received implementation of ads in the Status section. To recall, a Wall Street Journal report in August revealed that ads will be served through WhatsApp Status starting next year. […]

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Google May Have to Make Major Changes to Android in Response to a Forthcoming Fine in Europe

July 10, 2018

Google could face a new record penalty this month from European regulators for forcing its search and web-browsing tools on the makers of Android-equipped smartphones and other devices, potentially resulting in major changes to the world’s most widely deployed mobile operating system. The punishment from Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition chief, is expected to include […]

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