Tag Archives: Soon

BlaBlaCar Says India Could Soon Be Its Biggest Market

Paris-based BlaBlaCar expects up to 10-fold growth in number of rides on its platform in India as more people turn to ride-sharing for long distance travel. The company, which launched its services in India in January last year, has already seen one million seats being offered through its platform in the country. “Ride-sharing is definitely gaining traction world over including ... Read More »

You’ll Soon Be Alerted If Your USB Type-C Cable Is Safe to Use

Previously we have seen few reports stating how a third-party non-compatible USB Type-C cable can fry your smartphone. However, USB Implementers Forum or the USB-IF now plans to prevent such situations with the announcement of an authentication specification. USB-IF during the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China announced a new set of software rules in the form of USB Type-C ... Read More »

Apple Could Soon Finally Allow iPhone, iPad Users to Hide Stock Apps

Most iPhone and iPad users, if not all, have a folder on their home screen that reads something like this: “Apple apps,” “junk,” or “useless.” This folder usually contains Apple-made stock apps such as Compass, Calculator, Stocks, Find my iPhone, Voice Memos, Apple Watch, and Weather. For years,Apple has been criticised for not giving users the ability to remove or ... Read More »

Android N Beta Program Could Soon Expand to Non-Nexus Devices

The Android N Developer Preview released last month was Google’s way to offer developers a look at the new features of the upcoming Android build. The company also allowed only Nexus users to sign-up through the Android Beta Program that allowed them to test the new version, and receive new builds as OTA updates. (Also see: Android N Features: What’s ... Read More »

Soon, Your Smartphone Could Be Your Passport

Forgot your passport on way to the airport? Relax as De La Rue, a Britain-based commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer, is working on a technology that can store “paperless passports” in smartphones. The technology would allow travellers to do without the booklets and switch to “paperless passports” that would act similar to mobile boarding cards enabling a tourist to ... Read More »

Google Search Results Will Soon Let You Try Android Games Without Installing Them

Google has announced a number of interesting features for Play Games, one of which is essentially an interactive ad. The feature, dubbed Search Trial Run Ads, will allow users to try out games for a few minutes without having to install them on your Android device first. The new feature is an extension of “app streaming” that Google had announced ... Read More »

Google Now to Soon Get Faster With Low-Latency Offline Voice Recognition

Google recently confirmed that it has developed a new offline speech recognition system that is seven times “faster than real-time.” The company published a research paper where it detailed the new offline speech recognition system, and also revealed that it tested the new system on the Nexus 5 without a data connection. The search giant’s abstract for the published paper ... Read More »

Delhi Government May Soon Announce App-Based Bus Service

On the lines of app-based cab operators, the Delhi government may soon announce app-based bus service to strengthen public transport in the national capital. Contract carriage buses plying across the city will come under the ambit of the app-based service which may be announced next week. A senior government official said that the private contract carriage buses will be given ... Read More »

Steam Bundles May Soon Be Priced Flexibly

Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam will soon introduce dynamic pricing for bundles, if reports are to be believed. The amount you pay will reflect what you already have in your library.   “With Steam Bundles, if a customer already [owns] some items in the Bundle, they will pay for and receive only the items not already in their account,” the ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Streaming Coming Soon to Android, More Countries

Facebook earlier this month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to countries other than the US. The feature was at first limited to select iOS users and celebrities and was later rolled-out to all the iOS users in the US. Now the social media giant has announced that the feature will be additionally rolling it out to 30 ... Read More »