Lyft Rides a Wave of Anger to the Top of the App Store

These days, everything is political: even the ride-sharing app you use. This weekend, Uber and Lyft – and their reactions to the Trump administration’s immigration order – illustrated how important a company’s political views have become to consumers. Lyft took a public stand against the order and, on Sunday, saw more downloads than Uber for…


Android Nougat 7.1.2 Public Beta Now Available for Compatible Pixel, Nexus Devices

Google on Monday released the public beta of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update, which is the next maintenance release for Android Nougat. The company is also rolling out the beta to eligible devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. Google claims that the new update is focused on fixing a number of bugs and also…


Signal Private Messenger App Is Testing Encrypted Video, Voice Calling

Popular messaging platform Signal might soon be introducing encrypted video and voice calling to its app as the feature is reportedly being tested and has been introduced with company’s latest beta update on Android (available through Google Play). In order to place a call, both the recipient and the caller are required to have switched…


Paytm App Now Features Option to Book an Uber

Uber, Paytm on Thursday announced a new tie-up that sees the Uber ride booking facility integrated within the Paytm app. Paytm app users will now see Uber listed under the Book on Paytm section of the app. Tapping on it will direct users to the Uber app, with Paytm as a payment option. Users will…


WhatsApp Update Expected to Bring Status Message Replies, Option to Mute Statuses

The WhatsApp status message feature is expected to undergo a major overhaul soon, with several hints of the same appearing on the beta versions of the app across different platforms. Now, the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Windows Phone shows that the Facebook-owned company looks to bring new functionalities with the improved Status section. A…


Google Play Reportedly Testing Revamped ‘My Apps’ Section With Sorting Option

Google is about to bring some major visual changes to the ‘My Apps’ section of Google Play. The revamp brings some much needed additions while removes a lot of unnecessary sections. The new visual changes in Google Play are expected to be part of an update with version 7.4, according to a report by Android…


New WhatsApp beta feature looks to eliminate the pain of embarrassing texts

We’ve all been there. You go to send a text message to your friend and you hit send before you’ve finished typing. Or there’s an embarrassing autocorrect error. Or worse, you’ve sent it to your boss instead of your co-worker. WhatsApp is testing a way to eliminate the stress over text messages. Spotted by Mashable…


Google to Partner NetEase to Launch Censored Google Play Store in China: Report

In November 2015, Google was reported to launch the Google Play store in China before 2016 ends, however that didn’t happen reasons unknown. Now, a fresh report brings back hope stating that Google is partnering with NetEase to launch Google Play in China, a partnership that will help it overcome shortcomings of the tight rules…


Pokemon Go Has Health Benefits, Claims Researcher

As the GPS-based Pokemon Go mobile game takes the world by storm, an expert in the US has found that there are health benefits from playing the augmented Reality (AR) smartphone game. According to Matt Hoffman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, this quest to “catch ’em all” is great as…


Pokemon Go Player Calls British Police Over Missing Cartoon Monster

It didn’t take long for Pokemon Go to cause a stir in Britain. The augmented reality game, which allows users to catch cartoon-like creatures, has people across the pond hooked — much like the rest of the world. But perhaps some are taking their search for the game’s fictional beasts a bit too literally. The…