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New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The recent service outage of Facebook, for 12 hours, was the largest such incident for the social media platform, Downdetector, a subsidiary of Ookla -- a global mobile and broadband network intelligence company, said on Monday. The massive outage on March 13 began at 8.45...
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Hong Kong-based TRANSSION Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile on Monday launched its first Android 9 Pie enabled "CAMON iSKY3" smartphone in India for Rs 8,599. Equipped with the "Hi operating system (HiOS) 4.6" based on Android Pie, the offline-specific smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch notched display,...
San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Google has added the 'Translate' feature on its third-party keyboard -- Gboard -- for iOS users to allow them to type and translate text into different languages. Supporting 103 languages, the Google Translate on Gboard is available on version 1.42 of the keyboard and on...
San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to announce its in-app gaming platform codenamed "Project Cognac" during its first-ever summit for content and developer partners on April 4 in Los Angeles. Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat's event invitation includes a tagline...
San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) To tackle the spread of fake news via its platform, WhatsApp's new beta version shows a test feature that would run Google-powered web-checks on images being shared on the app to verify their legitimacy. Called "Search by Image", the feature would search an image on...
San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a "subscibe to conversation" feature that would notify users everytime a tweet is added to the conversation in order to keep up with it, without actually becoming a part of the thread. The prototype feature, that comes as a bell...
San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft is planning to increase the maximum number of people who could be part of a Skype group call from 25 to 50 members. With this update, Skype is also enabling the audio and video buttons in larger groups to let users easily...
San Francisco, March 15 (IANS) Facebook blames a server configuration change that caused the outage of its app along with Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. "Yesterday (Wednesday), as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our...
San Francisco, March 15 (IANS) Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has submitted the beta version of its next update that supports an in-app browser, a feature which is still under development. WhatsApp version 2.19.74 would show the in-app browser every time the user tries to open a link shared over the...
Seoul, March 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday said it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of smartphones to create "perfect full-screen" devices. The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a "milestone" for its display technology, although going...