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Google pulls down YouTube from Amazon Echo Show

By : CIOL Writers

In a rather unexpected turn of events, Google has suddenly pulled down YouTube from Amazon Echo Show. Apparently, Echo Show owners weren’t given any advance warning previous to the removal. According to The Verge that first reported on the news, if you

After Flipkart and Amazon, now it’s time for Samsung’s online sale bonanza

By : CIOL Writers

After the big bonanza sales of Flipkart, Amazon, and Paytm, now Samsung has come up with its own 6-day online electronic sale starting from September 25-30. The sale dubbed as Samsung Shop Anniversary Sale will be offering a cashback of

Twitter doubles its 140-character tweet limit to 280

By : CIOL Writers

In order to let people share their thoughts without any inhibition or limit, Twitter is testing the 280-character limit for tweets. The new character limit is double the previous one. “When people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140

Instagram now allows comment filtering to curb online trolling

By : CIOL Writers

As a part of its efforts to curb online trolling, Instagram now allows you to choose who can comment on your photos. The company is also adding new kindness stickers, better comment filtering, and anonymous live reporting. The company’s blog

BSNL might partner Micromax to launch a Rs 2K Jio phone rival

By : CIOL Writers

Given the craze around Reliance Jio’s ‘free’ 4G mobile phone, feature phones might just have got a new lease of life in this age of smartphones. So after Jio phone, state-owned telecom operator BSNL is partnering Micromax to launch a

Nokia 8 with Carl Zeiss dual rear camera launched in India for Rs 36,999

By : CIOL Writers

For all the Nokia lovers, HMD Global is back with a new powerful Nokia device- Nokia 8 priced at Rs 36,999 in India. Globally unveiled at an event in London last month, the smartphone has several highlights including top-end Snapdragon 835 SoC, and

Flipkart acquires mobile repair services startup F1 Info Solutions

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart has acquired mobiles and IT repair services startup F1 Info Solutions, the company announced on Tuesday. The Mumbai-based company will become a part of Jeeves that Flipkart invested in 2014. Jeeves specializes in providing after-sales service for large and small home appliances and furniture. As smartphones account for a

Here’s why you should update to Apple macOS High Sierra

By : CIOL Writers

A week after launching iOS 11, Apple has released a free update to download macOS High Sierra. The macOS version 10.13 is now rolling out for Mac computing devices. What we love the most about the update is that now

Snapchat’s new sky filters make your boring photos exciting

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat has released a new sky filter to celebrate its sixth birthday. The latest filter lets users change the background of their image using technology that helps detect when there is the sky in the photos. Now, anytime the app

China blocks WhatsApp to tighten online censorship

By : CIOL Writers

China has a long-standing history of blocking popular social networking apps. After blocking the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google, China has now officially blocked WhatsApp in the country. The instant messaging service which was partially available in the

Sony launches Xperia XZ1 with Android 8.0 priced at Rs 44,990

By : CIOL Writers

While the market is abuzz with latest iPhones and Galaxy Note 8, Sony has quietly launched its latest flagship, which was announced last month at the IFA 2017 – Xperia XZ1. The smartphone comes with Android 8.0 out of the box and

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are the most valuable brands of 2017

By : CIOL Writers

Technology industry was a clear winner when Interbrand released its latest Global Brands ranking with half of the top ten brands being technology firms. Without any surprises, Apple and Google topped the 18th edition of global rankings for the fifth consecutive year. While Apple’s

Zomato invests in Hyderabad-based food delivery platform Tinmen

By : CIOL Writers

Food discovery and delivery platform Zomato has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyderabad based home-cooked meal service platform Tinmen. Without disclosing the amount of investment, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal wrote in a blog post, “We are working on a bunch of exciting tech-led

Apple changes the guard from Bing to Google for search results in Siri and Spotlight

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is switching from Microsoft’s Bing to Google as the default search engine for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company has announced. “Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and

Red Hat launches first APAC Open Innovation Labs to support customers’ digital journey

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, INDIA: Red Hat launched its first Open Innovation Labs in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore. Red Hat also has physical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in Boston and London. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs launched in 2016 based on customer interest

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best cameras ever tested

By : CIOL Writers

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have topped the scores when it comes to mobile camera photography. According to the camera testing site DxOMark, the iPhone 8 devices have best smartphone cameras the site has ever tested. The site lists

The most costly cyber security breaches result from third-party failures

While more companies are investing in cyber security regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cyber security incident is

Microsoft and Facebook complete Transatlantic Internet cable ‘Marea’

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft and Facebook have finished laying the 4,000-mile transatlantic cable, Marea, the companies announced last week. The cable project that began last year connects Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Bilbao, Spain, and is a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius, a telecom

Samsung’s Bixby finally comes to India

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Samsung announced that its digital voice assistant, Bixby is now available for customers in India. The feature was first available in South Korea, following which it arrived in the US and is currently supported on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy

SAP acquires identity management firm Gigya

By : CIOL Writers

German software firm, SAP is acquiring Israeli customer identity software company Gigya to strengthen its position in the booming market for online customer relationship marketing, the company said on Sunday. Though the erms of the deal weren’t disclosed, TechCrunch puts the transaction