WhatsApp Lets Anyone With Your Phone Number See How Often You’re Online

There is a potential design flaw in WhatsApp that lets anyone with a WhatsApp account and access to your phone number (the one tied to your WhatsApp account) know just how much time you spend on WhatsApp. The flaw, depending on how avid a WhatsApp user you are, could also let someone estimate fairly accurately things like[…]


Nokia Plans to Cut Up to 310 Jobs in Technologies Unit, Halt Ozo VR Camera Development

Nokia plans to reduce up to 310 jobs from its Nokia Technologies unit and halt development of its virtual reality camera Ozo and hardware, the Finnish company said on Tuesday. The unit has about 1,090 employees and the potential cuts are expected to affect staff in Finland, the United States and Britain. Nokia employed about 102,000 employees[…]


Government considering Apple’s proposal to set up manufacturing unit in India

NEW DELHI: The government is considering iPhonemaker Apple‘s proposal for setting up manufacturing unit in India, Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam said today. Cupertino-based iPhone and iPad manufacturer Apple has sought certain concessions for setting up manufacturing unit in the country. “We would like Apple to come in India (for setting up manufacturing unit) and we are examining Apple’s proposal,”[…]


Google Domains Registrar Service Launched in India

Google has quietly launched Google Domains, its Web domain registrar service, in India. The service is available in beta phase in the country, and the company is at present not offering any incentive or other deals to customers – as is popular among registrar services. Spotted first by Labnol, Google Domains competes with BigRock, GoDaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost,[…]


Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Report

  WASHINGTON: Googlehas discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook Inc, which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation effort, the paper[…]


Telcos Not Waiting for 5G, Busy Upgrading Network

NEW DELHI: Indian telcos Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio have started to prepare their networks for the futuristic 5G technology introducing massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) into their respective networks. Massive MIMO is a key enabler for 5G networks that are expected to be rolled out after 2020. Bharti Airtel has already started with the first[…]


Microsoft Outlook Gets Calendaring, Scheduling Features on Android and iOS

Microsoft is bringing several calendaring and scheduling features to its email client Outlook on Android and iOS platforms, it said, as the company puts efforts to better compete with Google’s Gmail and Inbox, and Apple’s Mail apps. The first addition is “synced shared calendars,” which will enable users to view and edit shared Office 365 or Outlook.com calendars. Users will also be[…]