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Yahoo launches redesigned Messenger desktop app

By : CIOL Writers

Though Yahoo has been acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion, Yahoo still remains a standalone company. So, it’s work as usual at the company. For those of you who still rely on Yahoo for your messaging needs, the internet pioneer

India, a bright spot for Apple iPhones amidst global sales dip

By : CIOL Writers

We Indians are not just loyal but kind-hearted too. We don’t leave our old mates and friends in their tough times. So, while global iPhone sales dropped for a second straight quarter, Apple witnessed an increase of 51 percent in

The Vault: A reality show for budding entrepreneurs of India

By : CIOL Writers

There is no dearth of reality shows in India catering to different kinds of talents from various art forms like music, dance or acting. But this one is surely one-of-its-kind in Indian television history. For all the budding entrepreneurs and

HashLearn launches ‘Atom’- An affordable tutoring service for students

By : CIOL Writers

The on-demand mobile tutoring app, HashLearn that instantly connects students to tutors has announced the launch of ‘Atom’- an affordable, high-quality tutoring service priced at Rs.30/- for a 20-minute session. Founded by serial entrepreneur Jayadev Gopalakrishnan and technologist Gokul Janga,

Facebook beats expectations again: Makes $2B in profit, hits 1.71B users

By : CIOL Writers

They say age takes a toll on a social product in this tech-driven age. But Facebook loves to defy all odds and all expectations setting new highs every time. The social network continued steady growth in Q2 2016, adding 60

How small is a silicon chip?

Soma Tah We all love our smartphones, fitness bands and smartwatches. We love them more so because they are handy, easy to carry. The more smaller and sleeker they get, the more desirable they become. But, have you ever thought

Samsung continues to ride on Galaxy wave with profits at 2-yr high

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung Electronics, on Thursday, said that it expects solid earnings to continue in the second half of 2016, with stronger components demand likely to offset heightened margin pressures for smartphones. The tech giant reported a 2 percent hike in its

LaunchKit acquired by Google, to open-source all its tools

By : CIOL Writers

Mobile tool maker LaunchKit has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount. LaunchKit that offers a suite of tools which makes it easier to track sales, reviews and build a landing page for apps has also open-sourced all of

BlackBerry to offer enterprise solutions via Microsoft Azure

By : CIOL Writers

Blackberry has announced that more of its secure enterprise mobility solutions have been added to the open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure. Enterprises can now opt to install and deploy the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform by BlackBerry

Microsoft Pix does ‘much’ better photos than your iOS camera

By : CIOL Writers

If you think there is nothing better than your iPhone camera, you probably won’t say that after reading this article. The iOS camera is great but it’s not perfect and to make it perfect Microsoft has introduced a new iOS

Book Uber & do multiple other stuffs on Snapdeal app now

Snapdeal will not let you leave its app, while you are shopping. For example, if you want to pay your bills, book flight tickets, order some food- you can do them directly from the Snapdeal app. Snapdeal has partnered Cleartrip,

Till a crash did us apart: Mobileye and Tesla part ways

By : CIOL Writers

Israel-based technology company Mobileye – which makes software and components that help prevent collisions – and the California-based leading car maker Tesla have decided to end their collaboration on advancing features related to the automaker’s Autopilot autonomous-driving device. Mobileye announced

Can Augmented Reality turn around Apple’s fortune?

By : CIOL Writers

Apple’s dwindling fortune sees no respite as iPhone sales declined for the second straight quarter but the tech titan believes or maybe want us/investors to believe that the company will soon get back on track with its ‘work in progress’

Online trolls don’t need the veil of anonymity

By : CIOL Writers

If you think trolling and hate speech happen as anonymous posts, think again. In fact, this commonly held belief is the exact opposite of what researchers at the University of Zurich found in their study of virtual witch-hunting in digital

Marissa Mayer may stay to see Yahoo into its next chapter

By : CIOL Writers

For CEO Marissa Mayer, acquisition of Yahoo‘s core internet business by US wireless company Verizon “presents exciting opportunities to accelerate Yahoo’s transformation” and that she plans to stay to “see Yahoo into its next chapter.” In an email to Yahoo

Apple iPhone 7 may be called iPhone 6SE

By : CIOL Writers

We still have more than a month’s time before Apple launches its next version of iPhone in September and God only knows, how many more stories or rumors are in store for us in this waiting period. Must be wondering

‘Get Windows 10’ free upgrade expires this Friday

By : CIOL Writers

I wonder if I really need to give this piece of news or reminder to anyone. Microsoft has been doing this job way more perfectly and aggressively than what’s required. Anyways, I have to do my bit. So the not

MacBook gets a rival in Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

By : CIOL Writers

We see so many new designs and specs every day in the tech arena but nothing has really been able to challenge Apple’s MacBook Air. But, that may soon not be the case. Chinese Smartphone Company Xiaomi has unveiled its

China’s LeEco buys US TV maker Vizio for $2B

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese tech company, LeEco (formerly LeTV) is buying American TV maker Vizio for $2 billion, Vizio announced at an event in Los Angeles yesterday. Despite the buy-out, Vizio would continue to operate as an independent subsidiary, with the company’s current

Bollywood and cricket get home page on the new Opera Mini

By : CIOL Writers

Opera has updated the Opera Mini browser for Android users introducing new features and integrations that include India-specific updates on Bollywood and cricket on its home page. The biggest update, though, is the ability to download videos onto the smartphone