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Snapchat brings ‘2017 in review’ feature

By : CIOL Writers

As the curtains fall on the current year, Snapchat has introduced a new feature that offers users 2017 in review using the pictures and videos that they have taken. The feature seems similar to Facebook’s ‘Best of 2017’ auto-created video. To

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones; offers cheap battery replacement

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has published a letter where the tech giant is apologizing for the bad experience faced by older iPhone owners. The firm had announced that it throttles phones to extend their life and save them from shutting down as batteries

Airtel revamps Airtel TV app; free subscription till June’18

By : CIOL Writers

Bharti Airtel has launched a new version of the Airtel TV app with a revamped interface. The telecom operator also announced free subscription to all prepaid and postpaid users until June 2018. The newer version of Airtel TV app will

Google retires the Pixel C tablet

By : CIOL Writers

Google has retired its well-received Pixel C tablet in favor of $1,000 Pixelbook hybrid laptop, the company released earlier this year. “As is common when a device has been out for a few years, we’re now retiring Pixel C and it is

Now android apps will run in the background in Chrome OS

By : CIOL Writers

It’s been a while now that Google has been running Android apps on Chromebook. But these applications do not work in the background. Thankfully, Google will soon fix this. According to 9to5Google, with an upcoming update to Chrome OS, Android

Uber finally closes SoftBank’s multi-billion dollar investment

By : CIOL Writers

Uber has finally closed a multi-billion dollar investment deal led by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. In a process known as a tender offer, which allows outsiders to buy shares in a private company at a mutually agreed upon price, some Uber employees,

LG debuts smart speaker ThinQ with Google Assistant

By : CIOL Writers

LG has introduced a new smart speaker- ThinQ powered by Google Assistant. The smart speaker is being touted as LG’s “first premium smart AI audio product” that doubles up as a nifty smart home hub. The LG ThinQ Speaker is powered by Google

Reliance Communications sells its wireless assets to Reliance Jio

MUMBAI, INDIA: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed an agreement to sell its wireless assets to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). The deal consideration comprises cash payment and includes transfer

GRC 2018: Gearing up for GDPR and regtech innovations

The growing involvement of third parties in business operations, increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, and the fast-changing regulatory landscape are making the businesses look for a more strategic and structured approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC). As the new EU

Instagram adds ‘Recommended for You’ feature on your timeline

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram is quietly rolling out a new feature ‘Recommended for You’ that will recommend posts for the users based on the accounts he/she follows. The new feature will contain three to five suggested posts and will be displayed while you browse

Facebook asking new users to use names as per Aadhaar to signup

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is testing a new feature where new users are asked to enter their names as per their Aadhaar card. Since it’s being tested with a small population in India, not all users may be able to see this. The

Apple faces multiple lawsuits after admitting it slows down older iPhones

By : CIOL Writers

Tech giant Apple is facing multiple lawsuits for fraud after admitting that it slows down older generation iPhone models due to battery issues. According to a Reuters report, eight lawsuits have been filed by various users in the US demanding

Now anybody can grab Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE initially went on sale in the beginning of December for business customers only. However, now any customer can order the tablet from the online Microsoft Store. UberGizmo first reported the news. The Microsoft Surface Pro

LG partners Here on self-driving car telematics

By : CIOL Writers

LG is teaming up with digital mapping company Here to develop a telematics product aimed at self-driving vehicle applications. The two companies plan to focus on telematics, managing the massive amounts of data that self-driving cars are anticipated to both generate and consume.

Lendingkart raises Rs 25cr in cash credit facility from SBI

By : CIOL Writers

LendingKart has raised Rs 25 crore in cash credit facility from State Bank of India. As the company expands its reach to over 950 cities across the country , these funds will come in handy to widen Lendingkart Finance’s offerings to SMEs

Sheroes acquires Delhi-based child healthcare startup Babygogo

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to deepen its presence among the female population in the country, women-focused career platform- Sheroes has acquired Delhi-based child healthcare startup Babygogo. “Babygogo has some of the best engagement numbers and a high empathy community. It has also demonstrated

Snapchat testing ‘Stories Everywhere’ to boost user growth

By : CIOL Writers

Amid growing competition from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and stagnant user growth, Snapchat is developing a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. The report

Elon Musk promises to build pickup truck right after Model Y

By : CIOL Writers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will be building the pickup truck right after Model Y crossover arrives between 2019 and 2020. The Model Y is a crossover/small SUV vehicle that is reportedly in the more advanced stages of development.

Samsung Galaxy J2(2018) listed online by retailer in Russia

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung’s newest budget smartphone, Galaxy J2(2018), which is a successor to the Samsung Galaxy J2(2017) model has been listed online by a retailer in Russia. The website mentions the key specifications and price of the smartphone. According to the website,

BSNL partners Detel to launch Detel D1 for just Rs 499

By : CIOL Writers

State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has teamed up with Detel to launch Detel D1 feature phone. The phone comes bundled with BSNL connection. Customers who buy the phone get a BSNL sim card and the validity of