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A new version of the Apple Music app for Android rolled out today. The latest Apple Music update gives Android users access to music videos inside of Apple Music, which was previously exclusive to iOS users. Android users can also sign up or upgrade for a family billing plan, which gives access to six members of the family to Apple Music content for $14.99 a month, rather than $9.99 per month/user. Apple has been working on making videos a selling point of Apple Music. It is widely rumored and speculated that Apple is soon to introd...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has one item on its wish list - a “secure messaging and transaction platform” for the U.S. military. The messaging platform would make use of standard encryption and security features of apps such as WhatsApp, Ricochet, or Signal, and also use a decentralized Blockchain-like backbone structure that would make it more resilient to cyberattacks and surveillance. According to a notice looking for proposals, which was recently posted online, DARPA aims to have “a secure messaging syst...
Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced 22-year-old founder of the virtual reality company Oculus VR who once floated to the cover of Time magazine, recently took to Reddit to participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Facebook-owned virtual reality company began first shipment of its inaugural headsets today while also accepting pre-orders on the Oculus Rift which was notoriously priced at $599, compared to the low-end estimate of $330 which Luckey stated during a developer conference in a few months ago. AMA on Reddit starting now! h...
Microsoft PowerApps is launched under the codename Project Kratos. It is a service for developers or any other individual in the organization to build business apps. This will enable any lay-man to create a business oriented application without any knowledge of code or syntax. This newly launched service is officially available in preview. Although, the preview is available only to invited members and an individual requires permission from his IT department to use the service. As stated by Bill Staples, even in this mobile revo...
Apple’s Siri may have kicked-off the voice-enabled personal assistant trend, but it’s Amazon’s Alexa that is winning the game. A week ago, Amazon announced it was releasing the Alexa Appkit, in hopes that hobbyist and legit developers will integrate the chatty voice technology behind the Echo into their own software and devices. The world’s largest e-tailer has opened up its technology out for free. "By adding Alexa to your device, your users can request and receive information in the same way they would from an Amazon Echo," re...
Ever wondered what it's like to have a wearable display that doesn't spell out privacy concerns? Introducing Vufine, a camera-free versatile display, similar to Google Glass, that one can easily wear and get access to great display quality on the go. This new toy in town can be mounted on any wearable glass with the help of its magnetic dock. It comes with a 720p display. It can be attached to any smartphone or tablet to be used as a second display. For camera, Vufine also works as a viewfinder, for example if you need to capture a...
Facebook owned instant messaging app, WhatsApp has updated its web interface that was launched earlier this year in January, to include a handful of new features that enable increased control over your chats and group conversations that take place on your browser. WhatsApp on Web, the browser version, that allowed users to carry out WhatsApp chats via a desktop or laptop had major setbacks and was pretty-much simplistic. The newly added features will help users use more options, such as editing their profile photo and status mes...
On July 5, 2015 an anti-surveillance crusader blazoned a ginormous, 400 gigabyte chunk on Bit Torrent of internal documents from the mysterious Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team on the company’s official Twitter feed. Five days after suffering the massive attack, the security firm is still scrimmaging to cap the damage and figure out how exactly the perpetrators racked up the data breach. The anonymous hacker hijacked HT’s official Twitter account and continued to post screenshots of email communications, client lists – includ...
Microsoft Corporation has outlined a few developer-friendly changes to the Windows Store ahead of the much anticipated Windows 10 launch in 2015. According to Todd Brix, the general manager of Windows Apps and Store, currently the tech goliath is trying to make it simpler for developers to monetize their apps once the highly anticipated Windows 10 OS released in 2015. In spite of tailing Google Play and Apple’s App Store in the app count as well as popularity, Microsoft’s Windows Store failed to bring in any passive revenue. Pre...