NEW DELHI - By 2022, most people in mature economies will consume more false information than true information mainly via social media platforms, market research firm Gartner predicted on Friday.Fake news has become a major worldwide political and media theme for 2017. "While fake news is currently in the public consciousness, it is important to realise the extent of digitally created content that is not a factual or authentic representation...
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple allowed ride-hailing service Uber to use a tool that could record a users iPhone screen, security researchers have alleged. According a report in Gizmodo late on Thursday, researchers said that Apple permitted Uber's iOS app to copy phone screen to improve functionality between Uber's app and Apple Watch. After the researchers discovered the tool, Uber said it is no longer in use and will be removed from the app.
NEW DELHI - Riding on the 'go cashless' bandwagon, cab-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a comprehensive Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Axis Bank and HDFC Bank. The company partnered Axis bank to launch UPI integration for riders and HDFC bank to facilitate access to BHIM for driver partners. "India's digital payments economy alone will...
NEW DELHI - Samsung on Wednesday officially launched the Galaxy "Note 8", in a return for the South Korean smartphone major that recalled its Note 7 worldwide last year. This is Samsung's first smartphone to feature dual camera set-up at the rear with portrait mode and dual optical image stabilisation (OIS). It also comes with "Bixby" intelligent assistant, water and dust resistance and iris scanner. Similar to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+,
SAN FRANCISCO - The wait for Android O is likely to end on August 21 when Google might unveil what the 'O' actually stands for in Android 8, reports said on Monday. Google had released the very last Android O Developer Preview (version 4) recently and the major software update would start with the Pixel line-up of smartphones. However, Google has not made it clear whether it will also unveil the Pixel 2 smartphones alongside as well.
MUMBAI - Almost 10 days after the unreleased Episode 4 of "Game of Thrones" (GoT) Season 7 was leaked, Maharashtra Police on Monday arrested four people who were involved in the dissemination of the material regarding the HBO's marquee show. All accused were produced before the court and sent into police custody for a week. Special Inspector General of Police (Cyber), Brijesh Singh said that the episode (Season 7, Episode 4) of the HBO adaptation of a fantasy novel series, "A Song of Ice and Fire"
NEW DELHI - In a bid to further improve the search experience for its users in India, Google on Thursday introduced latest update to its 'Search' app. The update, available in English, would provide users easy access to information like cricket scores and statistics, weather, nearby restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores and more, Google said in a statement. The tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android will appear immediately beneath the search bar. Besides the four most often used shortcuts on the home screen,
SAN FRANCISCO - Riding on the 'better-than-expected iPad and iPhone sales', the upcoming flagship device iPhone 8 could make the Cupertino-based giant the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market cap, analysts have predicted. According to a report in MarketWatch late on Wednesday, since the announcement of its third quarter results, the stock momentum has added $56 billion to the company's market cap. Analysts from investment service company RBC Capital predicted that the stock momentum...
SAN FRANCISCO - In July, Google emerged triumphant in its fight with the US Department of Labour over supplying pay gap data, but the ghost of discrimination came back to haunt the tech giant when an anti-diversity "manifesto" went viral inside the company, infuriating its employees. According to a report by online news website Motherboard, the anti-diversity manifesto suggested that Google should halt initiatives aimed at increasing gender and racial diversity within the company and instead focus...
SAN FRANCISCO - In a breather to its rival Samsung, Apple has decided to give its Touch ID security solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset a pass and will instead rely on face unlock feature for all works, an analyst has said. The move has left the door open for Samsung to bring the similar technology in next year's Galaxy Note 9, AppleInsider reported. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has "cancelled" plans to embed a fingerprint recognition solution in the next-generation flagship iPhone.