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CHENNAI AFTER THE DELUGE: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAME TO THE RESCUE

On 1 December, nature decided to drop 30cm of rain in a 24-hour period over Chennai. It was the heaviest downpour Chennai experienced in a century, and the city and its people were haplessly unprepared for the record deluge.   I live close to a suburb that has the Tamil word for lake (Eri) in its name, so flooding is ... Read More »

Google Can Still Remotely Reset Passcodes of Millions of Android Devices: Report

Google can remotely reset the passcodes of a large pool of handsets running older versions of itsAndroid mobile operating system if compelled by a court order, a document by the New York District Attorney’s Office revealed. In the wake of revelations made by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Google and Apple including other tech giants pledged to make their products and services ... Read More »

Apple Plans to Launch Apple Pay in China by February

Apple Inc plans to launch its mobile payment system Apple Pay in China by early February, the Wall Street Journal reported. The iPhone maker has struck deals recently with China’s big four state-run banks, the newspaper reported late Monday, citing people familiar with the discussions. When launched, Apple Pay will mainly compete with Alipay, the online payment platform run byAlibaba ... Read More »

WordPress 4.4 Now Available, With Responsive Images & New Default Theme

WordPress has released version 4.4 of its content management system, otherwise known as “Clifford”, bringing with it new features designed to keep it current going into the new year. Among the new features is a brand new default theme, called “Twenty Sixteen”, which is decidedly modern and minimalist compared to previous default themes. Twenty Sixteen resembles more a Tumblr blog ... Read More »

New Facebook Tools for Better Communication Between People and Pages

Facebook has released a new set of tools designed to facilitate better communication between Page owners and their audiences. The company claims it is now the go-to destination for communicating with businesses on the go — with the number of messages being sent to Pages doubling compared to this time last year. Now there are new features to help Page ... Read More »

Google to Roll Out Accelerated Mobile Pages to Everyone, Get Your Content Ready Now

Google announced its plans to roll out accelerated mobile pages in February 2016, following successful testing of the new technology. The search giant first unveiled its AMP technology two months ago, touting it as an open-source content delivery platform that can load web pages instantly after being clicked on from a Google search. Initially, this technology was tested with a select ... Read More »

YouTube Introduces a ‘Trending’ Tab, Surfacing Viral Videos in Real Time

YouTube has introduced a new permanent fixture to the iOS, Android, and desktop versions of its service — a ‘Trending’ tab that will surface viral videos in real time. Going forward, this will essentially be the home on the web for viral videos, especially videos that are going viral right at this very moment. “This new tab in your YouTube ... Read More »

Quick tips on finding the care value in India

When searching for the home security for the used cars, people can seekthe help of professionals or can depend on the internet. Both the ways are lucrative in nature. Professionals are having ample knowledge in this field while the internet is offering the best possible options to do the same. Based on your budget if you are planning to buy the ... Read More »

Madhya Pradesh Post Offices to Sell Mobiles as Digital India Initiative

Post offices in Madhya Pradesh will sell mobile phones as part of postal department’s Digital India initiative. The department has joined hands with state-run operator BSNL and a Noida-based private company, Pantel Technologies, to sell mobile phones through its offices in the state. Chief Postmaster General of Madhya Pradesh Circle M E Haq Wednesday handed over the first mobile phone ... Read More »

NDTV Gadgets Is Now Gadgets 360

No, you haven’t accidentally stumbled upon some other site. NDTV Gadgets is now Gadgets 360. A new name, the same trust. So why the change? Before we get into that, some background. Over the last few years, NDTV Gadgets has established itself as the leading technology news and reviews website in India. That’s not just a claim we make, it’s ... Read More »