Facebook Safety Check and Google People Finder activated in the wake of Nepal earthquake

By on April 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM.

Facebook Safety Check and Google People Finder activated in the wake of Nepal earthquake

The nearly 60 second earthquake that shook Nepal yesterday is being reported to be one of the worst to have hit the country in the last 80 years. BBC is reporting that more than 1,800 people are confirmed dead, and rescue operations have intensified. International aid has begun to pour in, and India has sent planes with relief aid and are also bringing back people to safety. India even launched Operation Maitri for this purpose. Even the Internet and social media have pushed out tools to make it easier for people to connect. Google has activated the People Finder, and Facebook has introduced its new feature called Safety Check in Nepal. More →
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WhatsApp’s new feature lets you report users as spam

By on April 24, 2015 at 1:57 PM.

WhatsApp’s new feature lets you report users as spam

WhatsApp has been allowing you to block people for as long as you can remember, but now it allows you to report them as spam too. First spotted by AndroidPolice, WhatsApp now lets you report spam any new unwanted user simultaneously in addition to blocking. More →
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Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi

By on April 24, 2015 at 12:07 PM.

Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi

Bharti Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi as it has got the go-ahead in this regard from the Department of Telecom (DoT). Airtel's 4G launch in Delhi has been mired in a legal case. The telecom major had got the required spectrum for 4G services through acquisition of Wireless Business Services Pvt Ltd (now Airtel Broadband Services). More →
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Smart maps to help facilitate development of smart cities in India: Study

By on April 24, 2015 at 10:43 AM.

Smart maps to help facilitate development of smart cities in India: Study

Smart maps - an interactive mapping system that generates immersive images - could contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's smart cities project, saving 13,000 lives and reduce one million metric tons of carbon emissions a year, according to a new study. More →
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Zomato app will let you book an Uber while picking a restaurant

By on April 23, 2015 at 12:27 PM.

Zomato app will let you book an Uber while picking a restaurant

Zomato and Uber have entered into a partnership to enable users book cabs to the restaurant they are planning to eat at. Zomato will bring the Uber experience to the Zomato app, enabling users to book cabs to the restaurant they are planning to eat at, the two companies said in a statement. More →
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Google launches ‘Project Fi’, a wireless service that turns multiple phone networks into one

By on April 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Google launches ‘Project Fi’, a wireless service that turns multiple phone networks into one

Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google's services. The service, called "Project Fi," debuted yesterday, about two months after Google revealed its plans to expand its ever-growing empire into providing wireless connections for smartphones. More →
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