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Gmail Will Now Warn You About Emails From Unencrypted Sources

Google, as a part of the Safer Internet Day 2016, has tightened the security for its Gmail service. The search giant will now flag those email providers that don’t support Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption, which is aimed at ensuring a connection is secure before exchanging data between server ad client. Emails sent using such mail services will be flagged ... Read More »

National Investigation Agency Seeks Internet Data of IS Suspects

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought the help of various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to obtain the data used by arrested Islamic State suspects. The suspects had extensively used various social media sites, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, to recruit and promote the ideology of the terrorist outfit in India. According to sources, the NIA, while seeking the remand ... Read More »

Google Reinstates Samsung-Backed Adblock Fast a Week After Pulling It

Less than a week pulling Adblock Fast from Google Play, an Android app aimed at stripping ads from Samsung’s Internet Web browser, Google has reinstated the Samsung-backed app. On Tuesday the developer of Adblock Fast, Rocketship, wrote in a blog post that Google has reinstated its app on Google Play. Google confirmed the move to Gadgets 360. Adblock Fast was ... Read More »

Google, Apple Face Kremlin Tax Fire for ‘Milking’ Russia

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, Apple and Microsoft, collectively worth more than Russia’s gross domestic product, have all entered German Klimenko’s crosshairs since he was named Putin’s first Internet adviser six weeks ago. In a 90-minute interview peppered with expletives, Klimenko said forcing Google ... Read More »

Nifty Slumps to Lowest in 20 Months as Banking Stocks Bleed

The 50-share blue-chip Nifty index closed at over 20-month low on Wednesday as investors dumped shares of state-run banks. The Nifty PSU Bank – the index of state-run banks – crashed 5.4 per cent today as compared to 1.1 per cent fall in the broader Nifty. The Sensex logged its third straight triple-digit loss and ended at 23,759. Here are ... Read More »

Time to Buy a Phone? Smartly.Me Can Help

Buying a new Android phone is tricky – everyone has a different opinion to share, and it’s rarely advice that is customised to your needs. The Smartly.Me app is another place to get suggestions for the phone you want to buy, along with news about mobiles and upcoming phones, and suggestions for apps and games you should install. We tried ... Read More »

Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India

Thirteen of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are in India, according to the World Health Organisation, but detailed information on what India breathes is scarce. The National Air Quality Monitoring Index launched by PM Modi in consultation with IIT Kanpur in October 2014 highlights this paucity of data – the city of Bengaluru, for example, has only five polling stations, ... Read More »

SoundCloud Stations, Fitwell, Over, Adventures of Mana, and More Apps This Week

February’s first week is already over and there have been some heavy hitter releases in both the games and the apps category. If you’ve been aching for an old school JRPG fix or want to journal your life in a better way, I’ve got you covered. Lost in Harmony comes to Android Lost in Harmony is a very unique game. ... Read More »

This Robot Keyboard Will Catapult Microsoft Into the AI Era

The humble keyboard hasn’t changed much since it was first invented. Even the jump from physical keyboards to the digital ones you use on your smartphone still look virtually identical – save for the new emoji keys we’ve grown accustomed to punching into a text message or tweet. But for years now, scientists have been trying to crack the code ... Read More »

Uber vs Ola in India: How Do They Stack Up?

It’s hard to believe that a company whose only product is an app on your phone that calls taxis it doesn’t even own, is valued at $62.5 billion (approximately Rs. 4,19,562.5 crores). Uber’s business model depends on being the middleman between the taxi driver and the rider, and managing transactions on the app. Doing this, Uber has scaled globally to ... Read More »