FreeCharge Partners ePaisa to Strengthen Offline Payment Network

Digital payments platform and wallet player FreeCharge announced Friday its partnership with Mumbai-based PoS (point-of-sale) software and payments solution provider ePaisa. The partnership will enable offline payments on ePaisa’s network spanning thousands of retailers, quick service restaurants, stores and home delivery companies in India, the company said. Customers paying through the FreeCharge wallet will also be able to avail of ... Read More »

Microsoft’s New App Can Identify the Breed of a Dog From Its Photo

Remember Microsoft’s funny website that could almost accurately guess your age? Well, the Redmond, Washington-based company is at it again. It has released an app called Fetch! which utilises facial recognition and artificial intelligence to recognise your dog’s breed. It is available for Web users as well on what-dog.net. Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of Fetch! for iPhone users. ... Read More »

Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-Sex Emoticons

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country. In a letter to the president, the New York-based group said the government should publicly ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Gets Multiple Account Support; SMS Integration Being Tested

Facebook has confirmed that it is testing the return of SMS support for the Messenger app on limited Android users. SMS integration in Messenger will once again allow users to send and receive SMS messages from the app. The company has separately added multiple accounts support for users of the Messenger app for Android. A company spokesperson confirmed the SMS ... Read More »

Uber Agrees to Settle ‘Safe Rides Fee’ Lawsuit for $28.5 Million

Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation brought by customers who alleged the ride hailing service misrepresented the quality of its safety practices and the fees it charged passengers, the company said on Thursday. The two proposed class action lawsuits said Uber charged passengers a “Safe Rides Fee” of as much as $2.30 per trip to support ... Read More »

Google Updates Forms, Keep, and Clock Apps

Google has rolled out a bunch of updates for its Google Forms, Keep, and Clock Web intefaces and applications. The updates bring numerous tweaks and useful tools making it easy for users to access various functions or gather information quickly. The search giant has introduced an enhanced user interface for its Google Forms in the update, bringing templates such as ... Read More »

PlayStation Classic Final Fantasy IX Now on iOS and Android

After a surprise announcement early last month, Square Enix has made PlayStation classic Final Fantasy IX available on Android and iOS. Additional features to this 2001 Japanese role-playing game include achievements, seven game boosters to augment your experience such as high speed and no encounter modes, an autosave feature, and high definition character models and movies. Like most games on ... Read More »

Chrome for Android Gets Support for Google’s Eddystone Beacon Platform

Google wants the entire world and everything in it to be connected and share useful information with each other. The Mountain View-based company announced Eddystone last year, a cross-platform, open source standard to facilitate communication between Bluetooth LE-enabled inanimate objects – or the physical Web, as Google likes to call it – and your phone. The company has taken the ... Read More »

Amazon Fire Tablet Review: Does a Lot for $50

The thing to remember about Amazon’s new $50 Fire tablet is that it’s a $50 tablet. It’s not as light or as thin as a tablet that costs five or six times more. The camera isn’t as good, and the screen isn’t as sharp. But it works well as a budget device for the basics – reading, Facebook, video and, ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab Plus Review

Yes, the new Lenovo Phab Plus is enormous and unweildy. No, it’s not worth buying if you do not explicitly want a huge phone – or a tablet that can also make voice calls. Now that that’s out of the way, we can look at it for what it really is rather than dismissing it as ridiculous: a hybrid device ... Read More »