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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Update History Portal to Highlight Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new update (build number 10586.104) for Windows 10 to fix a number of bug fixes including security vulnerabilities in its Edge Web browser. The Redmond-based company also launched a dedicated portal on which it now showcases all the features and changes it seeds with the new Windows 10 update. Since the release of Windows 10 ... Read More »

‘Netflix-Style’ Opera Apps Club Launched Globally

Opera, the company best known for the Opera Browser, on Tuesday launched its “Netflix-style” subscription service called Opera Apps Club for premium Android apps globally. Opera adds that users don’t need to subscribe by paying via their cards as it is directly payable through operator’s billing systems. Notably, the company on the same day also announced it has received a ... Read More »

BitTorrent Launches Peer-to-Peer Streaming App for Apple TV and iOS

c If you were disappointed with the absence of BitTorrent apps on iOS device or Apple TV, things are finally starting to turn in your favour. OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News for Apple’s digital media device as well as iOS that utilises BitTorrent’s signature peer-to-peer technology. This is the first app on Apple TV and iOS to use ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Social Networking Startup, Loans Marketplace, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed investments in Indian startups engaged in healthcare, retail, social networking, budget salon aggregators, and loan marketplaces. Affimity Bengaluru-based social networking startup Affimity announced Wednesday that it has secured $1.2 million (roughly Rs. 8.1 crores) in angel funding from Silicon Valley angel investors and founders. Founded in 2014 by Venkata Ramana, Amar Singh, and Parveen ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquires Groove Music App for iOS From Zikera

Microsoft has acquired the Groove music app for iOS from Canadian startup Zikera. The Groove app creators confirmed the acquisition stating that, “We are thrilled to announce that Groove has been acquired by Microsoft!” Zikera in its Medium post on Wednesday added that the Groove app is no longer available to download but those who have already downloaded the app ... Read More »

Google Maps for Android Update Brings Navigation Tweaks and More

Google Maps for Android received its first update of 2016 last month that added several new features including Driving mode and more. Now, there’s a new update for Android users that brings new features including a tweaked navigation interface, and from other changes. The new Google Maps for Android version 9.20 is currently not available on Google Play India but ... Read More »

Trojan T9000 Bypasses Antivirus Suites to Spy on Skype Calls, Chats: Report

A newly discovered sophisticated backdoor trojan named T9000 is said to be targeting Skype users. The trojan steals information of a user by recording the conversation and capturing encrypted data. Furthermore, security researchers are warning that T9000 is also able to take screenshots of different applications on the victim’s computer. T9000 is designed to collect information from the victim’s system ... Read More »

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 OS Update Brings Web Link Previews and More

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, has rolled out an update for its BB 10 OS app with some new features. The update pushes the app version to 2.12.340.2. The changelog for the WhatsApp update includes added support for more Web client features such as Message info, recent emoji sync and more. It also brings the support for Web link previews ... Read More »

Internet Shouldn’t Be the Monopoly of a Few, Says Communications Minister

Lauding the telecom watchdog’s decision on discriminatory pricing, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said Internet is one of the finest creations of the human mind and it should not become the monopoly of a few. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in a much-awaited regulatory order on Monday had said that no service provider would be allowed ... Read More »

Zo Rooms Website, App Down – Shutdown or Merger on the Cards?

Both the website and app of Tiger Global backed branded budget room chain Zo Rooms has been down for over 24 hours, in what could be interpreted as signs of a consolidation in the sector. Update: The Zo Rooms website and app are operational again. Paavan Nanda, Co-Founder of Zo Rooms declined to comment on rumours of an acquisition. Gadgets ... Read More »