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Amazon brings Firefox and Silk web browsers to Fire TV

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has launched Mozilla Firefox and Amazon Silk web browser on all Amazon Fire TV devices in over 100 countries and territories. The news first spotted by IANS states that with the browser customers will be able to access popular websites

Ola launches lightweight ‘Ola Lite’ for regions with poor internet connectivity

By : CIOL Writers

Cab hailing firm Ola has launched a lightweight version of its app named ‘Ola Lite’ that works in areas with poor internet connectivity. The Ola Lite will target consumers in tier II and tier III in the country. The app

Huawei unveils Honor 9 Lite with 5.65-inch FullVision display and four cameras

By : CIOL Writers

Huawei launched its newest flagship smartphone named Honor 9 Lite in China. Honor 9 Lite is priced at 1,199 yuan (Rs 11,600) for the base 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant and 1,499 yuan (Rs 15,600) for the 4GB RAM+ 32GB storage

Netflix supports HDR streaming on Windows 10

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Netflix has announced support for HDR streaming on Windows 10 platform. The feature will work on both Microsoft Edge browser and Netflix app on Windows 10. The company wrote in a blog post on Medium, “With HDR enabled, fans can

IBM targets AI workloads with POWER9 systems; claims to be faster than x86

Soma Tah Speed to insight is going to emerge as the key competitive differentiator for businesses, as they start stepping into the era of compute-and-speed-hungry artificial intelligence(AI), and deep learning workloads. IBM, recently announced a new line of accelerated IBM

YouTube to support vertical video playback on iOS devices

By : CIOL Writers

All the iOS devices will soon be getting support for vertical video playback on YouTube. Until now,  trying to play these vertical videos on iOS devices resulted in big black bars due to the app’s inability to adjust to the unique

Instagram lets you share live videos in direct messaging

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Instagram is bringing exciting new features by the day. The company has announced the option to share live videos via direct messages. Instagram users can tap the Direct icon, create a live video, and then send it to a friend or

Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet’s executive chairman

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet announced that Eric Schmidt will be stepping down from his position as the executive chairman of the company and becoming a technical advisor to the company. He will continue to serve on the company’s board. Larry

Apple to waive off developer fees for government and nonprofits in 2018

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has announced new App Store guidelines that affect apps created from a commercialized template. As TechCrunch notes, Apple in early 2018 will waive the $99 developer fee for governments and nonprofits starting with the US to make the transition easier.

Amazon files for AmazonTube and OpenTube trademark amid feud with YouTube

By : CIOL Writers

The Amazon-YouTube feud doesn’t seem to end soon. After blocking the YouTube app in Amazon Echo Show devices in September, the company brought back the app in early December. However, Google once again pulled off the plug. In midst of all

Indus OS raises $4M in pre-series B funding round

By : CIOL Writers

Indus OS, India’s homegrown smartphone operating system and native applications platform has raised $4 million as pre-series B funding from existing investors Omidyar Network, Ventureast and JSW Ventures. The latest funding values the company at $13 million and the funds

Paytm introduces loyalty programme for its customers

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India’s largest digital wallet Paytm has introduced “Paytm Loyalty Points” which customers can earn while doing activities on the platform. All cash backs that the customers receive on the platform will be accumulated on Paytm Loyalty Points. The loyalty points can

Amazon is killing its music storage subscription service

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Amazon is planning to retire its music storage subscription service, the plan that enabled Amazon users to upload their own music to the company’s servers. Amazon customers who have purchased MP3s from the online retailer, as well as those who

Google Play Store announces 64-bit app support and other features

By : CIOL Writers

Google announced new security guidelines and performance changes for developers on Google Play. The new updates include compulsory 64-bit app versions by 2019, the addition of security metadata to each APK, requiring recent Android API level. Each year, the API

Uber appoints Barney Harford as its new COO

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Uber Technologies has named former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford as the new COO of the ride-hailing company. Harford will join Uber from January 2, 2018. 1/ Thrilled to be joining @Uber as COO. Looking fwd to working w @dkhos again

Microsoft removes Google Chrome installer from Windows Store

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Google released its Chrome app on the Windows Store, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser. Within a few hours, Microsoft removed it. In a statement, Microsoft cited the violation of its store policies as the

Meet Zanco Tiny T1, the world’s smallest mobile phone priced at $40

By : CIOL Writers

Claiming to be the world’s smallest mobile phone, Zanco has launched the Tiny T1. The Tiny T1 is smaller than a thumb and lighter than a coin. The phone has dimensions of 46.7x21x12nm and weighs only 13 grams. Tiny T1

Apple admits slowing down older iPhones due to battery issues

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Apple has admitted that it slows down the performance of older iPhones. Apple said a software feature released last year caused your phone to slow down to offset problem with your aging lithium battery. Geekbench developer John Poole has mapped out

Samsung develops world’s smallest DRAM chip

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Samsung Electronics has developed the world’s smallest DRAM chip. As per a Reuters report, the global leader in computer chips, televisions, and smartphones said it would shift most of its existing DRAM production capacity to 10-nano chips in 2018. The

Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 build includes Timeline and Sets feature

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Microsoft has started testing the much-awaited Timeline feature in the latest build of Windows 10. The Timeline feature lets you pick up where they left off if one is switching between Windows 10 devices. It is a quick way to move from