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Google Tez has become the latest UPI-based payments app in the country, propelling the Internet search giant into the league of companies eyeing a piece of India’s digital payments pie. The new Google Tez app can be used to pay for movie tickets, utility bills, and make other transactions online. As an introductory …

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Instagram

A seller on the darknet was able to harvest the email addresses and phone numbers of up to 500 celebrities by way of a bug in the popular photo-focused social network. The flaw let hackers steal a user’s credentials [1] and was patched after researchers with Kaspersky Lab warned Instagram on Tuesday. At …

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Sarahah, which in Arabic means ‘Honesty’, is an online anonymous messaging app on iOS and Android, developed in Saudi Arabia by 29-year-old Zain Alabdin Tawfiq. It’s an application that lets users leave messages on other users’ profiles without one’s identity being revealed. In the words of the app itself: “Sarahah …

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Uber has announced a new feature that allows drivers and riders to communicate within the Uber app before the driver reaches the rider’s location. The only option you had was to send a text to the driver’s number. To solve that, Uber is launching a new in-app chat feature, making it …

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Secure messaging app Telegram is becoming a little more like Snapchat. The Telegram team on Sunday released a new version of the app (4.2), which includes a self-destruct timer for photos and videos, a new bio feature for profiles, plus speed and sticker improvements. With Telegram v4.2 update, the company says that …

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Snapchat CEO

When Instagram outed Insta Stories, many people predicted it would one-up Snapchat. And it did! This year, there were times when more content was consumed on Instagram Stories than Snapchat. Snapchat knew that it needed to do something big to get back into the game…. For any platform to thrive, …

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Google is overhauling its Android Device Manager app, which is basically Android’s equivalent of Apple’s “Find My iPhone.” Now the two are much closer in name. In the first update the app has seen since 2015, Android Device Manager has been bumped to V2, bringing some much needed visual changes and …

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Snapchat CEO

Snapchat has had tons of users, even higher than Facebook at one point (in the US) for certain demographics. It also has a very big userbase in countries like India where it is one of the most common apps for teens and millennials. However, yesterday some quotes surfaced from the …

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Instagram is rolling out new Direct messaging features to both Android and iOS devices. These new features employ the same disappearing photo and video mechanism that Snapchat became famous for. You can tap to view the disappearing content in the same message thread where you’ve already been chatting with your …

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Samsung has confirmed that its much-anticipated answer to Apple’s Siri will be delayed. The Bixby voice-powered assistant was unveiled at a special event last month and was meant to debut on the South Korean giant’s new flagship devices. It promised to help users search and categorise photographs and access information …

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