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Sundar Pichai is now CEO of Google

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In a major restructuring of the technology giant Google, its co-founder Larry Page has announced that India-born Sundar Pichai will be new CEO, Google. Even prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi could not resist from tweeting a congratulatory message for Sundar Pichai. Professors, Support Staff and students of IIT Kharagpur are in jubilant mood upon hearing the news. Sundar Picahi was previously headed Product and Engineering of Google’s Internet businesses. He hails from Tamil Nadu, India. He hold a master degree from reputed Standford University. He also got an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Sundar…

Twitter support more Indian languages now

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Social media has without a doubt revolutionized the information technology landscape and has over the past few years found an irreplaceable place in many people’s lives. It has become very handy in communication as it has proven to be fast and efficient and certainly ubiquitous. One such media is Twitter. The use of Twitter in India, though gradual at first, has exponentially grown to become the most common means of information sharing. Country and regional governments increasingly adopting it as a formal means of communicating with the public with religious and local leaders also embracing it as a fast and…

Yahoo News app goes Landscape only mode

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It brings satisfaction and a sense of awareness when you are up-to date with the emerging trends all over the world, right? With the introduction of the Yahoo news digest app, you will realize that it has greatly eased the effort of you being adjacent to a newspaper, television or radio in order for you to get a glimpse of current latest news; you will conveniently receive it at the comfort of your place. You will only be required to have your phone or tablet. How this Android app does operate? It is simple! This Yahoo news app will update…

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S2 for India

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The iPad Air 2, Dell Venue 8 700 and Sony Xperia Z4 are no longer the thinnest tablets in the world. The three tablets lost the title of the thinnest tablet to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, which is set to be launched in August and measures 5.6 mm in thickness. In regards to screen size, consumers will be free to choose between a 9.7-inch screen and a 8-inch screen versions, with the former weighing 389 grams and the latter 265 grams. The two versions run on Android Lollipop 5.0 and sport a Super AMOLED display at a resolution of…

Apple Launches Third Ad in Their New iPhone Campaign

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About ten days ago, Apple have debuted a new ad campaign called “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone”, with the intent of showcasing the exclusive iPhone features on offer. In the first ad, which was titled “Hardware & Software”, we were reminded that Apple is one of the few smart phone manufacturers to work on both their hardware and software, while the second one, “Loved”, simply focused on showing us happy people with their iPhones. As of a couple days ago, there is now a third ad in this series – modestly named “Amazing Apps” – and…

Apple lowers minimum cost for Apps for India

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Apple has come up with better pricing tiers that will allow developers to lower the cost of their apps to Rs.10 for their Indian customers. All the App Store prices are normally set against the American dollar (USD), and the lowest an App can be priced at now is $0.99. In a foreign market, Apple has always charged the country’s equivalent to the price of the USD price. Apple has allowed developers to charge lower or higher prices in certain markets as part of their “Alternate Tier” pricing. Apple has presented two low-price tiers to App Stores in Indonesia, Turkey,…

Quip announces native desktop apps for Windows, Mac

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Quip is a modern and efficient productivity suite that allows multiple users to create as well as edit documents using smartphones, tablets and desktops. After launching a new desktop version, Quip has provided Windows and Mac users with an opportunity to modify their documents without necessary having to get their web browsers open. The new app is available on Quip’s website as well as iOS and Android platform. The most interesting thing about this new app is that text documents and spreadsheets are easy to edit by multiple users on across devices. The new app blurs the thin line between…

Android Pay vs Apple Pay

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Many Android users expected and hoped for a payment system for Androids similar to Apple’s “Apple Pay”. That’s exactly what they’re getting; Google announced plans for their new payment system called “Android Pay” at 2015’s Google IO, and it’s remarkably similar to Apple’s. Apple’s system was released in 2014 along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. And Google is taking it head on in all of the ways that Google Wallet couldn’t. Both systems can be used at physical stores using NFC technology. It is found on the latest iPhone models and several Android models, and both can also…

Facebook Lite finally out for users in India

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F acebook has finally launched, light version of its popular Android app named “Facebook Lite”. It mainly targets users from countries like India, where high speed internet yet to reach most. So the app is optimized for 2G networks currently available. Facebook’s move is seen as an aim at becoming top social app in emerging markets. Currently users from India and users from Philippines were able to get the first taste of the lite version of the resources hungry full version. It could be downloaded from the famous play store, just like you did with full version. Product manager of…

Cortana for Android is coming this July

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Microsoft Cortana is an intelligent, insightful personal associate developed by Microsoft. The voice-based assistant which is being developed for Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft Band, is now coming to Android after confirming its availability with Windows 10, iOS, Xbox One etc. Users can interact with Cortana, like Master Chief did in Halo game series. Microsoft has not explained why it pushed the release date to July. It is supposed to arrive at this month end. Still Android fanboys rejoice as most Halo fans use Android too. The planned strategy for Cortana will bring non-Windows phone users a taste what Window…