Vine Lets Users Add Perfect Music Loops to Their Videos

Vine, the short video looping app, has decided to focus more towards music with its latest update – letting users add music to their 6-second looped videos right from their handsets. Until now, the application concentrated on bringing more video-focused tools to its users. Previously users could only add music to their videos by playing it on a different device ... Read More »

Karnataka High Court Dismisses Flipkart Case Against Nikon Caution Notice

Japanese camera-maker Nikon on Wednesday informed the Karnataka High Court that it has withdrawn the names of Flipkart, Snapdeal and other e-commerce portals from a notice on its website that cautioned customers to check warranty entitlements while buying its products from them. Following the submission by Nikon India, Justice B S Patil disposed of a petition by Flipkart against the ... Read More »

Amazon Underground Offers Android Apps Worth Over $10,000 for Free

Amazon on Wednesday announced its new Android app store called Amazon Underground, which is offering ‘Actually Free’ apps, games, and in-app purchases worth $10,000 (roughly Rs. 6.6 lakhs). The company explains that while many of the free apps in other stores come with hidden in-app purchases, which users discover only after downloading, the ‘Actually Free’ apps in Amazon Underground are ... Read More »

Google to Mentor Shortlisted Teams Competing to Build MyGov’s PMO App

Government citizen-centric web platform MyGov and Google India on Wednesday announced the final shortlisted top five teams from Delhi, Chennai and Pune to build the official mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This contest, initiated by MyGov and Google in March, is a crowdsourcing effort to build a mobile app for a public office. One app out of ... Read More »

Facebook Unveils ‘M’ Virtual Assistant for Messenger

Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant – dubbed “M” – completes tasks along with seeking out information at the behest of users. “Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf,” ... Read More »

Faasos Online Food-on-Demand Firm Shifting to App-Only Model in India

Online food-on-demand company Faasos on Wednesday said it is moving to a “mobile app only” service in the country. The platform has 800,000 downloads and the company expects to hit a million downloads in a couple of weeks, the company said in a statement. “Faasos has built a niche place for itself in the food ordering space across top 10 ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants to Turn Any Smartphone Into a 3D Scanner

Microsoft Research, the research arm of the Redmond-based company. has showcased a number of interesting technologies over the past few years. On Monday, it showed off yet another such project. Called MobileFusion, it’s an app Microsoft is working on for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone smartphones that would turn their cameras into a 3D scanner. The research arm of Microsoft ... Read More »

Phaneesh Murthy-Led PMHLC Launches Health Exchange

Former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy-founded PM Health and Life Care (PMHLC) launched, a health exchange powered with patient controlled electronic health record system on Monday. “Zigy is committed to improving the quality of healthcare, affordability and accessibility for a large segment of the Indian population. This is our first step towards realizing our dream of aASwastha Bharat,” said Murthy, ... Read More »

Security Researcher Who Hacked Moving Jeep Leaves Twitter

The security researcher who hacked into a moving Jeep earlier this year has resigned as an engineer at Twitter Inc after three years on the job, a person familiar with the matter said. Charlie Miller, a former National Security Agency hacker who is the one of the world’s best-known security experts, declined to comment on his departure or say what ... Read More »

Visa Says Its Users More Likely to Complete Purchases Than Those Using PayPal

Visa Inc said on Monday online shoppers using its payment service are 17 percentage points more likely to complete their purchases than those using PayPal. Visa Checkout, which allows shoppers to store their payment information without having to re-enter it every time they make a purchase online, said 66 percent of its enrolled customers completed their transactions after putting items ... Read More »