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Google Play rolls out new features for audiobooks

By : CIOL Writers

Google has rolled out new features for audiobooks that was launched earlier this year. The new features allow users to save bookmarks and add books to their daily routine. There are four updated features for listeners. The first is Smart

Apple rolls out iOS 11.3 with new battery health feature

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has rolled out iOS 11.3 for all its iPhone and iPad users. iOS 11.3 comes with some new features including improved battery health, new Animoji characters for iPhone X, improved ARKit for more advanced augmented reality, and the ability to

Facebook revamps its privacy settings amid outcry

By : CIOL Writers

After facing a lot of criticism over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has announced to revamp its privacy settings making it simpler for the users to control their data. The social networking giant in a blog post said, “In coming

BMW & Daimler team up to merge their autonomous car units

By : CIOL Writers

Automotive giants BMW and Daimler have entered into an agreement to merge their ride-hailing and car-sharing units. The new partnership will try to fend off competition from ride-hailing giant Uber. As per the agreement, the joint venture which will be

Xiaomi launches its first ever gaming laptop in China

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is entering the gaming laptop space now. The company unveiled its first ever gaming laptop named Xiaomi Gaming Laptop alongside Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Xiaomi Mi AI Speaker Mini at an event in Shanghai. The

Equifax appoints former GE exec Mark Begor as its new CEO

By : CIOL Writers

Equifax announced former General Electric executive Mark Begor as the company’s new CEO. The hire comes six months after Equifax’s former CEO Richard Smith resigned and left Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. leading in the interim. “I will prioritize continuing our team’s efforts

Amazon launches Kindle Lite app for Android users in India

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has released a lightweight version of its Kindle app called Kindle Lite in India. The new app weighs less than 2MB and is targeted at users with poor internet connectivity. It is an India-first product and is available as

Bumble files counter lawsuit against Match for stealing trade secrets

By : CIOL Writers

Earlier this month, dating app Tinder’s parent company Match Group sued Bumble for patent infringement. Now, Bumble is returning the favor by filing a lawsuit against Match Group for illegally obtaining trade secrets. The lawsuit filed by Bumble acknowledges that

Otto co-founder Lior Ron has left Uber

By : CIOL Writers

Lior Ron, who co-founded self-driving truck startup Otto, has left the company a little less than two years after Uber acquired his startup. Ron, who along with Anthony Levandowski sold Otto to Uber in 2016, six months after leaving Google, was

Waymo and Jaguar team up for self-driving electric SUVs

By : CIOL Writers

Alphabet’s self-driving unit, Waymo has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover to add tens of thousands of all-electric I-Pace SUVs to its growing lineup of self-driving taxis. Waymo unveiled the new vehicle at a press event in New York City on Tuesday

CleverTap refutes charges of selling data of NaMo app users

By : CIOL Writers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project the Narendra Modi app is in the middle of a fierce controversy regarding user data privacy. CleverTap, a US-based mobile analytics and mobile marketing company is facing allegations that it received personal data from the official

Xiaomi launches Mi Mini to take on Amazon Echo Dot

By : CIOL Writers

Apart from launching the Mi Mix 2S and Mi gaming laptop, Xiaomi has announced its new voice-activated assistant Mi AI Speaker Mini in China. The assistant which costs CNY 169 will directly compete with the likes of Google Mini, Amazon

Indians rank happiness over paychecks while defining success

By : CIOL Writers

For an average Indian adult, happiness and health are more important than any other thing including money. According to a survey by professional networking website LinkedIn about 72 percent of Indians choose happiness as their definition of being successful. For

Huawei launches P20 & P20 Pro with triple camera system

By : CIOL Writers

Huawei has finally unveiled its much anticipated Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. Both the newly launched devices include major AI advances, combining technology and art to offer seamless smartphone experience. The Huawei P20 Pro features the world’s first Leica triple camera,

OLX launches a new initiative to promote online safety

By : CIOL Writers

Online classifieds portal, OLX has launched its consumer safety initiative, OLX Webwise. The initiative aims to raise awareness among users about measures to keep oneself safe while transacting online. Under Webwise, OLX will be promoting online safety through its initiatives

Hotstar launches a self-service ad tool for advertisers

By : CIOL Writers

Video streaming platform, Hotstar has launched Hotstar AdServe – a self-service ad tool aimed at empowering advertisers and allowing small and medium sized companies to harness the power of digital video at scale. The tool, currently in beta, allows advertisers

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has a familiar design with new processor

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese brand Xiaomi has unveiled its latest smartphone- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S in Shanghai. The successor to last year’s hugely popular Mi Mix 2 brings in the same design with some notable hardware changes including ARCore support, a new processor

What happens after March 31 when Jio Prime membership ends?

By : CIOL Writers

Jio Prime, the premium subscription service for Reliance Jio users will be expiring on March 31, 2018. The membership service which was available for Rs 99 provided additional data to users and other freebies such as free SMSes and free access

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad for students

By : CIOL Writers

Apple introduced a new iPad for students at its education event in Chicago. The newer iPad sports a 9.7-inch screen with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in silver, space grey and a new gold finish. The iPad 2018,

Uber won’t re-apply for self-driving car permit in California

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of Arizona’s fatal crash that killed a pedestrian, Uber has decided against renewing its self-driving car permit in California that expires on March 31. Uber said it withdrew its California application because it wouldn’t have been able to