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Google Now Offers Flood Alerts in India

Google on Tuesday announced that it will offer flood alerts in India through Google Public Alerts. The company said that users will be able to find flood alerts with river level information for over 170 areas in which Central Water Commission (CWC) has active observation stations. In a blog post, Google said the alerts will be available on Google Web ... Read More »

Instagram Gets Multiple Account Support on Android and iOS

Back in November last year, we heard Instagram was testing multiple account support on its Android app. The Facebook-owned company has finally launched support for multiple accounts, and it is now available for both Android and iOS users. To enable the feature, users will need to visit the app settings, scroll down, and select ‘Add account’. They will then be ... Read More »

Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report

If you’re concerned about your iPhone’s battery life, you might want to consider uninstalling the Facebook app from it. Tests have found that removing Facebook’s iOS app can increase the battery life of an iPhone by about 15 percent. Additionally, getting rid of Facebook can also free up a lot of data on your iPhone, the test results indicate. Facebook’s ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Wedding Marketplace, Mobile Developer Tool Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed level and undisclosed investments in a toolkit provider for mobile app developers, wedding marketplaces, personal styling apps, and advertising networks. Two startups got Ratan Tata’s backing on Monday, one is a developer of anti-cancer drugs, while the other is a online marketplace for industrial products. Hansel.io Bengaluru-based Hansel.io, has raised an undisclosed amount of ... Read More »

You Can Now Stream Movies, TV Shows on The Pirate Bay

You can now stream movies and TV shows directly on a torrent website and right onto your Web browser. The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent websites, has adopted Torrents Time’s technology to allow its visitors to stream the files inside a torrent with just one click. For those unfamiliar, Torrents Time is a light plugin or extension ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Chess Game; Here’s How to Get Started

The Facebook Messenger app, which many of us use every day for chatting and voice calls, has a hidden chess game. The game can be played by any user in a personal chat window. It works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (www.messenger.com), and via messages on the Facebook Web interface. To play chess ... Read More »

Vulnerabilities in Font Processing Library Impact Firefox, Linux: Report

Security researchers have found vulnerabilities in Graphite, also known as Libgraphite font processing library, that affects a number of systems. The vulnerabilities, if exploited, allow an attacker to seed malicious fonts to a machine. The Libgraphite library is utilised by Linux, Thunderbird, WordPad,Firefox, OpenOffice, as well as several other major platforms and applications. Security researchers from Cisco have posted an ... Read More »

Apple’s CloudKit Gets Server-Side API; Positioned as Parse Alternative

Apple has expanded the capabilities of its CloudKit development service, alongside its server-side API and a component of iCloud to add support for server-to-server Web service requests. Prior to the announcement, developers could not make much use of CloudKit as the backend. Announced at the WWDC 2014 developer conference, CloudKit provides developers with a range of features including asset storage ... Read More »

Tech Mahindra Launches Mobile Gaming-Focused Twitch Rival, mSportz

Tech Mahindra Ltd has launched a mobile gaming live streaming platform called mSportz. According to the service’s official website, the platform aims be the “leading live streaming platform for mobile gaming, aiming to connect the world’s 1 billion mobile gamers.” Essentially, the app will let you share gameplay from your smartphone or tablet with others the world over. This isn’t ... Read More »

Ratan Tata Invests in B2B Marketplace Moglix

Leading industrialist Ratan Tata has invested in Moglix, an e-commerce company specialising in B2B procurement of industrial products, continuing his slew of investments in startups across the world. This is Tata’s sixth investment this year after investing in five companies DogSpot.in, Tracxn, CashKaro, FirstCry and Teabox last month. Tata has invested an undisclosed amount in the company and with his ... Read More »