August, 2018

  • 17 August

    Twitter Explains Decision to Remove Support for ‘Outdated Developer Tools’

    In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated but key developer tools in third-party apps. In a blog post on Thursday, Twitter said it will remove access to application programme interfaces (APIs) needed to power push notifications and an auto-refreshing timeline. …

  • 17 August

    Gmail’s Confidential Mode Comes to Android, iOS

    While Gmail got a huge redesign earlier this year, many features were noticed as missing on the Android and iOS apps. Now, Gmail has introduced the Confidential Mode for mobile users giving them more functionality. This mode will allow user to send emails to others that will self-destruct after a …

  • 17 August

    Hundreds of Smart Homes in India at Risk of Leaking Data: Avast

    Hundreds of smart homes and businesses in India are at risk of leaking data due to misconfiguration of a protocol used to interconnect and control smart home devices via smart home hubs, warns new research from global cyber-security company Avast. The researchers found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport …

  • 17 August

    Nokia 6.1 Price Cut in India Ahead of Nokia 6.1 Plus Launch Next Week

    Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be unveiled in India on August 21 and ahead of the launch, Nokia licensee HMD Global has dropped the price in India of the Nokia 6.1 or Nokia 6 (2018). Launched in India in April, the Nokia 6.1 was globally unveiled at MWC 2018 …

  • 17 August

    Fortnite Android Performs Poorly Even With 4GB RAM, Epic Says Fix Coming

    Fortnite on Android is experiencing performance issues on devices with 4GB RAM, developer Epic Games said in a tweet Monday, and it’s working on a fix for the same. “We have seen reports that some players on 4GB Android devices are encountering an issue causing poor performance,” Epic Games said. …

  • 17 August

    Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy | Technology News

    Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting. The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even …

  • 17 August

    PUBG Mobile Now Has Over 100 Million Downloads on Android, iOS

    PUBG Mobile has crossed the milestone of 100 million downloads in fewer than four months since launch. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile aka PUBG Mobile has now crossed the mark of 100 million downloads on iOS and Android, Tencent and PUBG Corporation announced on Thursday. The latest development comes in fewer than …

  • 17 August

    Senior-level hiring back in business at India’s startupland, Technology News, ETtech

    When Swiggy roped in Amazon India executive Dale Vaz as its head of engineering last month, his total compensation, including stock options, ran into millions of dollars, according to one person aware of the matter. The appointment reflects the upswing in the domestic startup ecosystem, where, according to headhunters, senior-level …

  • 17 August

    iPhone 2018 OLED Models to Get Apple Pencil Support: Report

    Apple is set to launch three iPhones this year, and the top two premium variants are expected to get support for the Apple Pencil. A fresh report suggests that Taiwanese stylus chip supplier Elan will be the Cupertino giant’s supplier this year, and this move is to drive adoption of …

  • 17 August

    ET India Startup Barometer 2018, Technology News, ETtech

    India’s startup ecosystem is looking at the start of another boom cycle with investors opening their purses again, although the present exuberance is expected to be more tempered than during the highs of 2014-15. A survey of 75 highly influential founders and investors by ET as a part of its …