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Bus reservation apps anticipate spike in demand during festive season; here’s why
Business

Bus reservation apps anticipate spike in demand during festive season; here’s why

Customers are choosing trains and buses as a result of the recent increase in airfares.

Mumbai: Cyber police arrests 14 people involved in online instant loan racket
India

Mumbai: Cyber police arrests 14 people involved in online instant loan racket

Joint Commissioner (crime) Suhas Warke said that while applying for instant loans on mobile apps, all the personal data of the applicants would go to the company of the accused persons, which they then used for harassing people who failed to repay loans

TikTok is planning to relaunch in India through local partnership, here’s everything one needs to know
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TikTok is planning to relaunch in India through local partnership, here’s everything one needs to know

Banned in 2020, the short video platform TikTok is planning to stage a comeback in India. The parent company of the short video platform, ByteDance is looking for partners in India so as to meet with the regulations that got them banned in the first place.

Meet Swell, a voice-based social platform that’s like Clubhouse, but also like Instagram and Twitter
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Meet Swell, a voice-based social platform that’s like Clubhouse, but also like Instagram and Twitter

Swell, at the first look, seems like a blend of features from WhatsApp, Instagram, and Clubhouse but the final concoction is unique – and its beauty is asynchronicity.

Battlegrounds Mobile India surpasses 1 crore downloads on Google Play store
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Battlegrounds Mobile India surpasses 1 crore downloads on Google Play store

To celebrate the 1 crore downloads milestone, Krafton has released an in-game outfit called the ‘Constable Set’, which will be automatically added to players’ inventories.

White House drops Donald Trump's TikTok and WeChat ban, but vows security review of foreign-owned apps
World

White House drops Donald Trump's TikTok and WeChat ban, but vows security review of foreign-owned apps

Trump targeted TikTok over the summer of 2020 with a series of orders that cited concerns over the US data that TikTok collects from its users

Apple has launched a new web page that shows what data its own apps gather on you
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Apple has launched a new web page that shows what data its own apps gather on you

Apple's privacy website now has a new 'Labels' section, which details how every in-house Apple application gathers user data.

Grindr, OkCupid, Viber million other Android apps are at a security risk: Check Point Research
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Grindr, OkCupid, Viber million other Android apps are at a security risk: Check Point Research

In September 2020, 13 percent of Google Play applications used this library, and 8 percent of those apps had a vulnerable version.

Google pulls down 3 children apps from Play Store due to data collection violation
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Google pulls down 3 children apps from Play Store due to data collection violation

The report added that all the three apps are still available for download as APK files.

Google to update its policy, restrict advertising of unauthorized tracking technology
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Google to update its policy, restrict advertising of unauthorized tracking technology

Google's updated policy is expected to come into effect globally on 11 August.

Apple's App Store and Apple Pay are being investigated by EU antitrust regulators
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Apple's App Store and Apple Pay are being investigated by EU antitrust regulators

EU is investigating Apple's requirement for developers to sell using Apple Pay and rules preventing them from informing users of cheaper products elsewhere.

Google Maps rolls out easier access to Plus Code feature for Android users to quickly share location during emergency
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Google Maps rolls out easier access to Plus Code feature for Android users to quickly share location during emergency

Plus Codes are simple, easy to use digital addresses derived from latitude and longitude coordinates.

Google Bolo app is now available as 'Read Along' across 180 countries, accessible in nine languages
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Google Bolo app is now available as 'Read Along' across 180 countries, accessible in nine languages

Read Along is an Android app that helps children of over 5 years of age learn to read stories out loud by giving verbal and visual feedback.

GI Joe: War on Cobra now available for free on App Store and Google Play
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GI Joe: War on Cobra now available for free on App Store and Google Play

GI Joe will contain new missions as well as a number of fan favourite heroes, villains, and vehicles from the animated series.

Gameloft turns 20: Launches free Android app called Gameloft Classics that offers 30 of its most iconic games
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Gameloft turns 20: Launches free Android app called Gameloft Classics that offers 30 of its most iconic games

These games offer touchscreen controls and has multiple game genres such as action, arcade, puzzle, sports, card games and life simulation.

VidMate – The Best Video Download App In The Circuit
India

VidMate – The Best Video Download App In The Circuit

VidMate is a free video download app available for Android that lets you download videos of any type from the internet

Facebook launches new social app for couples called 'Tuned', currently only available in US, Canada
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Facebook launches new social app for couples called 'Tuned', currently only available in US, Canada

Facebook's NPE team describes Tuned as a 'private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves'.

TikTok downloads reaches all-time high, Google surpasses Facebook first time in 5 years in Q4 2019: Report
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TikTok downloads reaches all-time high, Google surpasses Facebook first time in 5 years in Q4 2019: Report

Google had six of the top 20 App Store apps in the quarter, including YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Chrome.

Microsoft is merging Word, Excel and Powerpoint into one app on iOS, Android
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Microsoft is merging Word, Excel and Powerpoint into one app on iOS, Android

The final version of the app is expected to release on both platforms by February 2020.

Amit Shah says next Census in 2021 will be done digitally, proposes multipurpose ID card for NPR rollout
India

Amit Shah says next Census in 2021 will be done digitally, proposes multipurpose ID card for NPR rollout

Meanwhile, the Home Secretary also urged caution while using technology for data collection.