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Snapchat Outage, Said to Affect Android Users, Has Now Been Resolved

Messaging app Snapchat has reportedly been crashing down on some Android devices for the past couple of days, the media reported. The issue has since been fixed, the company revealed late on Wednesday night. “We’re aware many Snapchatters are experiencing crashing on the app. We’re looking into it and working on a fix!” Snapchat Support said in a tweet, first acknowledging the issue ... Read More »

Developing airports like real estate business doomed to fail: IATA

The professional also said that privatisation of aviation infrastructure, including airports, is not always the solution. (Representative Image) India needs a comprehensive aviation infrastructure plan as air traffic is booming but developing airports like real estate business is “doomed to fail”, according to a top aviation professional. The professional also said that privatisation of aviation infrastructure, including airports, is not ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

Pixel, Pixel XL Users Couldn’t Use Unlimited Google Photos Storage Due to Typo, Issue Fixed

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel and Pixel XL users were not enjoying unlimited storage in Photos This was due to a typo in AOSP builds The issue only affected users running custom AOSP-based ROMs One of the huge advantages of buying a smartphone from the Google Pixel series was unlimited photo and video storage in Google Photos, thereby eradicating the problems of storage ... Read More »

WhatsApp Starts Testing ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ Feature to Limit Spam Circulation: Report

In another move to put a stop to the circulation of spam on its platform, WhatsApp is working on a Suspicious Link Detection feature. The new feature, which is presently said to be under testing, helps users detect suspicious links available within their WhatsApp messages. It is a part of the WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.204 and later, though not available ... Read More »

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Sharing Probe Said to Now Include FBI, SEC, FTC

A federal investigation into Facebook’s sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened to focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant and now involves three agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to people familiar with the official inquiries. Representatives for the FBI, the SEC and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two ... Read More »

Sony Mobile Rumoured to Exit Middle East, Turkey, and Africa Markets

HIGHLIGHTS Sony might exit these markets by October The development was reported by tipster Evan Blass Xperia XZ2 Premium will be launched in the US at $999.99 Japanese electronics giant Sony’s mobile division hasn’t seen much action in the past few months, or even the last couple of years for that matter. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, the most recent smartphone from the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10+ to Feature a Massive 6.44-Inch Display: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S10+ is rumoured to come with a 6.44-inch display This is similar to what the iPhone X Plus is rumoured to offer The rumoured display size is notably the largest across all Galaxy models Samsung Galaxy S10+, which is expected to be one of the two top variants in the three model-comprising Galaxy S10 family, is now rumoured to ... Read More »

Amazon Wants to Foster Small Independent Delivery Fleets

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon unveiled dark grey Prime-logoed vans Company wants to lease the vans to delivery businesses Amazon would provide uniforms, and insurance programs for operators Amazon on Wednesday said it would offer incentives to entice entrepreneurs to set up their own small package-delivery businesses as part of Amazon’s latest effort to solve the challenge of getting goods the last mile to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Out on Android Beta, Reported to Be Out on Windows Phone

WhatsApp is rolling out group video and voice calls on WhatsApp for Android beta and the feature is accessible in the latest updates – namely, v2.18.189 or v2.18.192. This development comes about a month after select Android beta and iOS users reportedly received the group calling functionality back in May in version 2.18.52 for iOS and version 2.18.145 for Android beta. Additionally, it is being ... Read More »