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Bike Taxis Declared Illegal by Karnataka’s Regional Transport Authority

On demand transportation aggregators Uber and Ola will have to obtain permission from the state’s regional transport authority to operate their bike taxi services in Bengaluru, launched as pilot services on Thursday. Dr. Ramegowda, Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety, State Transport Department, Bengaluru told Gadgets 360 in a phone conversation that taxis need to obtain permission from the deputy ... Read More »

Opinion: How Will The Budget Impact Your Provident Fund? – By Manoj Nagpal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his third Budget proposed substantive changes to the Employee Provident Fund. In fact, changes to provident fund started even before the Budget. It’s important to know how these changes will affect your provident fund and whether you need to take any specific action. There is a lot of confusion around the proposed changes, but the ... Read More »

Opinion: Modi Declared It An Exam. ‘Must Try Better’ Is His Grade – By Shashi Tharoor

This is a political budget. The government has at last discovered the virtues of attending to the needs of the agriculture sector and the rural poor, but this has more to do with upcoming state elections than with a coherent economic vision. Between sending reassuring signals to the ratings agencies abroad by announcing that it will stick to its previously-declared ... Read More »

Inbox by Gmail Gets New Snooze Alerts

In order to make it simpler for users to snooze their email alerts and get back to it later, the Gmail team last week announced two new snooze features for its Inbox by Gmail application. The two new additions – Later This Weekend and This Weekend – will “hopefully save you some time, and decrease the need to use custom ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Drop Support for BlackBerry, Nokia, More Devices by 2016-End

WhatsApp Messenger, the widely used Facebook-owned instant messaging application, will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including some outdated offerings. The biggest of these is BlackBerry 10 OS, along with support for all other BlackBerry operating systems. Also on the list are Nokia’s Symbian S40 and Symbian S60 versions, and the dated Android 2.1 Eclair, Android 2.2 ... Read More »

Famous Pulled From App Store by Apple for Violating Guidelines

Controversial game Famous has again gone missing from the App Store. This time, it is Apple that has pulled the app. Developers behind Famous have confirmed that the Cupertino-based company pulled their app citing violation of its guidelines. The app, in the meantime, continues to exist on the Google Play, Android’s marquee app store. In less than a week since ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Accused of Fraud by Customer Care Firm; Refutes Charge

In another controversial turn of events in the Freedom 251 saga, Ringing Bells has been accused of “fraud” and non-payment of dues by its customer service provider – a charge refuted by the smartphone company. Ringing Bells has on the other hand accused the BPO company, Cyfuture, of having failed in handling the huge traffic of customer calls. Cyfuture Founder ... Read More »

Bill Gates Says ‘Disappointed’ by Reports He Backs FBI in Apple Spat

Add Bill Gates to the cacophony of voices – from a former CIA director to Donald Trump – weighing in on the debate that has erupted between Apple and the FBI over user privacy, security and the attempt to unlock a phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terrorism attacks. Early Tuesday, the Financial Times ... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Prices Slashed by Upto 86,000

Despite the next generation Chevrolet Cruze already being sold in certain foreign markets, India only received a mildly facelifted iteration which was launched less than a month ago on January 30. However despite its recent entry, the facelifted version of the Cruze has now been given a substantial price-cut in an attempt to push sales by making it a value ... Read More »

Worldwide Protests Supporting Apple in Encryption Fight With FBI Planned By Internet Rights Group

Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December’s mass shootings in Southern California. The protests organized by the Internet rights group Fight for the Future are scheduled to occur ... Read More »