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Now you can order food through Uber in India
Now you can order food through Uber in India

The popular taxi-hailing service provider Uber has entered the food delivery business as well. Uber on Tuesday launched UberEATS in India, with Mumbai being the first city where the service will go live.

WhatsApp new feature lets you pin your chats to the top
WhatsApp new feature lets you pin your chats to the top

A maximum number of 3 chats can be pinned to the top.

Anonymous app Yik Yak shuts down

Yik Yak, a mobile application which gained popularity for allowing users to make anonymous comments and which sparked debate on cyber bullying, has shut down.

Use any email to access Yahoo Mail app now
Use any email to access Yahoo Mail app now

Users can now access the Yahoo mail app with their Gmail, Outlook or AOL email addresses, Yahoo announced on Monday.

'Twitter could have predicted Brexit vote outcome'
'Twitter could have predicted Brexit vote outcome'

The outcome of the Brexit vote could have been predicted by analysing tweets during the five months preceding the historic vote, a first-of-its-kind study has found.

Will have regulatory regime on data protection: Govt to Supreme Court
Will have regulatory regime on data protection: Govt to Supreme Court

A "regulatory regime" for data protection is in the offing, the government on Thursday told the Supreme Court, asserting that an individual's freedom of choice needs to be protected.

No reason why Instagram went down for one hour
No reason why Instagram went down for one hour

Instagram was down for many users around the world on both the web and mobile app for an hour.

Now, ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages
Now, ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

Users can get their messages read by simply saying: "Hey Siri, read new WhatsApp messages."

From June, a mega app to answer all your rail-related queries

Come June, when all your train travel-related queries will be answered through one mega application, likely to be named HindRail, which incorporates in it most of the existing railways' apps.

BHIM app reaches near 20 million download mark
BHIM app reaches near 20 million download mark

Indigenous digital payments app BHIM has recorded close to 20 million downloads so far, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said.

WhatsApp may soon bring new feature to notify your contacts when you change phone number
WhatsApp may soon bring new feature to notify your contacts when you change phone number

Next time when you change your number, you will not have to manually tap on each contact of yours to notify them.

You may soon be able to revoke messages 5 minutes after sending it on WhatsApp
You may soon be able to revoke messages 5 minutes after sending it on WhatsApp

The new feature will allow users to recall or unsend messages they have sent.

Instagram ''Stories'' growth surpasses Snapchat
Instagram ''Stories'' growth surpasses Snapchat

Stories feature is an ephemeral chain of photo and video clips with filters and special effects.

Apple drops iTunes name from its Podcasts app
Apple drops iTunes name from its Podcasts app

The company has also revised its marketing guidelines.

Modi to launch new BHIM platform to push digital payments
Modi to launch new BHIM platform to push digital payments

PM will launch BHIM- Aadhar platform for merchants to facilitate digital payments.

Amazon India gets RBI nod for mobile wallet
Amazon India gets RBI nod for mobile wallet

Online marketplace Amazon India has secured a licence to operate pre-paid payment instrument (PPI) or mobile wallet in the country as it tries to compete more aggressively against rivals Snapdeal and Paytm.

Snapchat launches location-based ad product
Snapchat launches location-based ad product

Photo-sharing service Snapchat is launching a new location-based product that will allow businesses see whether people go to stores after seeing advertisements.

Google releases app for food delivery, home services

Google has introduced Areo, one single app for food delivery and home services, currently live in Bengaluru and Mumbai on Android devices.

Soon, you can transfer money via WhatsApp
Soon, you can transfer money via WhatsApp

WhatsApp is looking for a candidate with technical and financial background, who also has an understanding of UPI, BHIM payments app and Aadhaar.

WhatsApp mulls foray into digital payments with India launch
WhatsApp mulls foray into digital payments with India launch

WhatsApp is working to launch digital payments in India in the next six months.

Kotak Mahindra aims to double customer base on new app
Kotak Mahindra aims to double customer base on new app

Kotak Mahindra Bank on Wednesday said it is planning to double its customer base through its new mobile banking app called 8-11.

Wingman Talent, Razr Media collaborate to launch multiple celebrity apps, games
Wingman Talent, Razr Media collaborate to launch multiple celebrity apps, games

In phase 1, the app will launch a dedicated VR corner where fans can enjoy a plethora of content.

'Snapchat' most-searched app on App Store
'Snapchat' most-searched app on App Store

Although Snap`s stock price was a bit down this week, Snapchat is the top searched app on the iOS App Store, a media report said.

'App usage in India grows 43%; entertainment, finance on top'

Usage of mobile applications in India grew 43 percent in 2016, with entertainment and finance categories witnessing highest traction, as per a study by Yahoo's Flurry Analytics.

New taxi app to provide roadside pickup

People in Delhi and some other cities will now have a wider choice of taxis with the launch of a new app that also provides roadside pickup, and commission-free registration and enrolment to cab drivers.

Now Narendra Modi App has Op-Ed section for opinions by policy-makers
Now Narendra Modi App has Op-Ed section for opinions by policy-makers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an Op-Ed section on his App to enable top policy-makers and distinguished analysts to write opinion pieces.

WhatsApp brings back text Status feature; update will appear next to profile names
WhatsApp brings back text Status feature; update will appear next to profile names

The `About` status will roll out to all Android users over the next week and is coming soon to iPhone.

New Google app unlocks Android for kids
New Google app unlocks Android for kids

If you have a kid under-13 and wish to introduce him or her to Google, the company has just built an Android-based app for you.

Starbucks introduces mobile payment option; unveils new 'Mobile App'
Starbucks introduces mobile payment option; unveils new 'Mobile App'

Tata Starbucks Private Limited on Wednesday introduced the Starbucks® India mobile app across the country, giving customers a fast and convenient way to pay for in-store purchases and earn Stars through the loyalty program using their mobile device.