Truecaller’s latest update lets users magically search phone numbers from anywhere without opening the app

By on March 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Truecaller’s latest update lets users magically search phone numbers from anywhere without opening the app

Truecaller is opening up its caller id feature and expanding it from the confines of the phone dialer. The company has updated its Android app, and introduced a new feature called “Auto Search.” More →
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Cyanogen raises $80 million in Series C funding led by Premji Invests

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Cyanogen raises $80 million in Series C funding led by Premji Invests

Cyanogen has finally succeeded in raising a much needed $80 Million funding. BGR India had earlier reported that Cyanogen is intending to raise another round of investment led by Premji Invest. After several rounds of talks, Cyanogen managed to raise $80 million funding with Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated, Telefonica Ventures, Smartfren Telecom and Rupert Murdoch participating in the round. More →

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Android Lollipop’s ‘on-body detection’ will keep your phone unlocked as long as you are carrying it

By on March 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

Android Lollipop’s ‘on-body detection’ will keep your phone unlocked as long as you are carrying it

While security is a must for your smartphones, there is no denying that unlocking your phone every time you want to use it can get a tad frustrating. Google has realized that and is hoping to solve it with a feature called “on-body detection.” More →
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Apple reportedly takes down anti-virus apps from iOS App Store

By on March 20, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Apple reportedly takes down anti-virus apps from iOS App Store

Apple is reportedly removing antivirus apps from its App Store. It seems that Apple has some loopholes in the App Store guidelines that lets publishers to put up anti-virus and anti-malware applications in the store. iOS runs on a sandboxed environment which employs a set of controls that limit the applications access to file system, this system questions the practicality and utility of the security applications. More →
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Microsoft promises free Windows 10 upgrade, even if you are running a pirated version

By on March 18, 2015 at 6:43 PM.

Microsoft promises free Windows 10 upgrade, even if you are running a pirated version

Microsoft had already announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade for users running Windows 7 or higher. In an unexpected move, the company has announced that the update will be available for users those who are running a pirated version of the operating system. More →
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Here’s how Microsoft plans on converting Android smartphones to Windows 10

By on March 18, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Here’s how Microsoft plans on converting Android smartphones to Windows 10

Apart from announcing that the much-awaited Windows 10 is coming this summer, Microsoft revealed another nugget of interesting intel. It said that Xiaomi has come on board to test Windows 10 on certain select Mi 4 devices, sparking off a lot of debate among the geeks. While the world was still doing the moths on this development, Microsoft told TechCrunch, that it plans to bring software specifically targeted to convert Android users to Windows Phone users. More →
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Microsoft’s “Windows Hello” spells the end of passwords, will let you sign in using your finger or face

By on March 18, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Microsoft’s “Windows Hello” spells the end of passwords, will let you sign in using your finger or face

An increasing number of companies are working towards eliminating the concept of passwords, and Microsoft is the latest to put its hat in the ring. The ZDNet reports that Windows 10 is all set to support biometric authentication which will let users login to the Windows system by scanning their fingerprints, retina or face. More →
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Microsoft will switch to peer-to-peer technology for distributing Windows 10 updates and apps: Report

By on March 16, 2015 at 7:29 PM.

Microsoft will switch to peer-to-peer technology for distributing Windows 10 updates and apps: Report

Microsoft is planning on distributing the upcoming Windows 10 updates via a peer-to-peer protocol (P2P), The Verge reports. Currently the company is employing client- server networking method wherein updates and the OS will be distributed from a single source. P2P network will kill the dependency on a single server and will aid in easier distribution of the update. More →
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Cyanogen reportedly raising another round of funding, Azim Premji is one of the investors

By on March 14, 2015 at 2:13 PM.

Cyanogen reportedly raising another round of funding, Azim Premji is one of the investors

Cyanogen, the famous startup which builds a forked version of the Android is said to be close in raising  $110 million in a latest round of funding. Earlier reports said that Microsoft intended to become a minority investor for $70 million but according to Bloomberg it seems that Microsoft is no more interested. More →
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