Recently Yahoo missed out making profit with Q3, which led to the fall in its shares, but here is the big development in offing that’s certainly going to make the investors grinning ear to ear. As per the latest release from the company, it has reached a search agreement this month with search giant Google. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer revealed in a statement about the three-year, non-exclusive agreement covering both mobile and desktop audiences here and abroad.
The statement says, “In October, the Company reached an agreement with Google that provides Yahoo with additional flexibility to choose among suppliers of search results and ads. Google’s offerings complement the search services provided by Microsoft, which remains a strong partner, as well as Yahoo’s own search technologies and ad products.”
Well, this is indeed an exciting piece of news for the WhatsApp users as now they don’t have to fret over the memory storage capacity of their smartphones. As per the latest announcement by WhatsApp, now there is a backup feature for Android platform that will be useful in storing chats and multimedia content in Google Drive.
“…you don’t want your memories stuck on your phone. (What if something happens?!) So starting today, WhatsApp for Android lets you create a private backup of your chat history, voice messages, photos and videos in Google Drive. And once you do, you can restore everything on a new device with just a couple of taps”, Google Drive Director of Product Management Scott Johnston said in his blog.
Well, this comes around as certainly a big news for the Blackberry lovers as the brand is all set to release its first smartphone that runs Google’s Android software, instead of Blackberry OS, that seems to not enjoy the same attention as it did previously. In the age where iPhone and Android are enjoying huge prominence, Blackberry has indeed took a major step by coming up with Blackberry Priv with Android software. This is indeed an attempt made by Blackberry to regain its lost sheen, while it continues to focus on privacy, which has been its major feature.
The new version of Android is out and it’s officially called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With this Google has chose to focus on the few big features, like Now on Tap and with the same there are other small changes for better battery life and performance. As it comes to the look, Google has chosen not to give it an all new look as the operating system uses the same colorful Material design theme introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop last year.
Here we bring to you the features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow:
Now On Tap
Google Now is highly accessible now with the newly introduced featured named Now on Tap. This is helpful in pulling up extra information in top of whatever you’re doing, based on what’s on your screen. This button simply works by pressing and holding the home button on your phone. Now On Tap is useful in various ways as it includes shortcuts to apps on your phone, like with the OpenTable app installed, you can use an OpenTable shortcut from the Now on Tap card to book a table.
This is also useful in running a voice search as Google is going to use the context of what’s on the screen to offer you results. For instance, if you’re looking at a restaurant in the Foursquare app and ask Google how far it is from you, then it will show the results of the restaurant on your screen, giving you the right travel times. This wonderfully works when you play music on your phone as you can ask for details about the artist or band.
In all, Google Now on Tap offers quick answers helping you figure out the next step. This well-designed feature is helpful when in need and then it disappears so you can perform the action you were doing earlier.
This is Google’s new mobile payments system that also works on OS other than Android 6.0. This will help you in making purchases at participating stores using your phone’s NFC chip. Just as you do with Apple Pay, here as well you can hold your phone to the credit card terminal and follow the onscreen prompts to pay. Samsung Pay enables you to pay at different kinds of credit card machine. This way you can make purchases on your phone, like paying for an in-app purchase. Google Wallet, Google’s original mobile payment app is changing to handle only peer-to-peer payments that can be made between friends, family and others. It successfully works with 700,000 stores.
Google’s Nexus device is supporting the new USB Type-C standard of charging cable. This way it can be charged or can also charge other devices, while the shape is same on both the sides, thus no need to struggle with which side is “up.” Android 6.0 Marshmallow also consists of Doze, which is an automatic energy-saving feature that uses less power than the current standby mode.
Earlier on, installing an app meant you agreeing to let it use whatever parts of your phone it asked to use. However, now apps will seek permission to access to parts of your phone or Google account when needed, and you can approve those requests or not. Like, a messaging app will certainly not ask for permission to use your camera until you try to take and send a photo. This lends additional security to Android, giving you more control over how apps can use your phone’s resources.
Yes, Google has now included support for a fingerprint reader, allowing the the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to use a fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone as well as apps. At the same time you can use your fingerprint to authorize payments.
Redesigned app drawer
This app drawer is the menu where all the apps installed on your phone or tablet live, get a new layout in Marshmallow. You will find a search bar at the top, where you can quickly find an app. Below are the apps Google thinks you want to use right now, based on time of day or your typical app-opening habits.
Landscape home screen
Now you can rotate your home screen to landscape mode. This feature is present in Google Now settings and might not be available on all phones.
Stay tuned to have more updates regarding Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The big cat is out of the bag and here is some favorable news for the Apple and Google lovers as both the brands have topped Interbrand’s annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands. Interbrand’s 2015 edition of the best Global Brands reports the supremacy of technology industry with more than half of the top ten slots represented by companies operating in the space.
Reports coming from the sources state that Apple’s brand is valued at $170 billion by the consultancy whereas Google’s is estimated at $120 billion. With these figures coming out, it’s clear that it represents respective increase of 43 and 12 percent. Sources say that the valuation is calculated based on a company’s financial performance, a brand’s ability to have influence over the purchases made by the customers and the level to which it can support premium pricing.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has secured fourth slot, replacing IBM, while Samsung hold the same position at seventh, with Amazon noticing an upgrade by being at the tenth place as compared to last year’s fifteenth. News is that Interbrand has classified IBM as a business brand and Amazon as retail. Among others Coca-Cola, Toyota, General Electric, and McDonald’s, also secured places in the top ten. Lenovo has just joined in the list, securing the 100th position while PayPal made its debut at 97th place. Nokia and Nintendo have failed to secure a place in the rankings.
It was just recently that Apple announced its latest smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and now the techno geeks are looking forward to another big event, that’s the launch of Google’s Nexus handsets in San Francisco. At the same time there is news that Google also plans to deliver a couple of new Chromecast products, including one that’s all about audio. There is also some surprise over Android Wear and it seems like it’s expected to be launched soon, along with Motorola’s second-generation 360 and the Huawei Watch.
Digital India is an initiative of the Government of India projected at Rs. 1,13,000 crores led by Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, who has laid emphasis on National e-governance plan. With Digital India he aims to integrate the government departments and the people of India by ensuring that the government services are made available to citizens electronically by reducing paperwork.
iOS 9 is out there in the market and everyone is pretty excited about this newly updated version from the Apple Inc. so here we have come up with a quick review regarding how iOS is distinctive from its counterparts and why it’s a must-have for your Apple device. It was only a few months back that iOS 9 was brought in the market and this one has won million hearts already. It’s little quicker and works a little more efficiently than the predecessors and this is certainly its most valuable feature.
This certainly came as a big blow for Apple as well as Apple aficionados when it came into attention that iPhone and iPad apps are hit by malicious programs. It’s best known that Apple has enjoyed the status of being the most secure and error free till now, however, looking at the recent case of malware injected malicious programs passing the Apple review process has shocked the company. As per the cyber security firms, before this only 5 cases of malicious apps were ever found in the App store.
Ever since the whole of this mess begin, Apple Inc APPL.0, which is a secure and popular software outlet, has been making constant efforts to identify and remove the infected iPhone and iPad programs. It was only recently that the news was divulged by the company that they have identified a malicious malware called as XcodeGhost embedded in the hundred of the authorized apps and they are now involved in the process of clearing it up. Hearsay is that the hackers succeeded in embedding these codes by convincing the developers of legitimate software with the use if a counterfeit version of Apple software for the iOS and Mac Apps creation, and as per Apple, this version is known as Xcode.
The amazement is here as Apple has finally come up with iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. With this, Apple has marked the beginning of a new era as these two iPhones are considered big changers, looking at the fact that they are from the family of best selling technology giant, Apple. Both of these devices were launched on September 10, 2015, at San Francisco and along with them iPad Pro and Apple TV were introduced. However, what grabbed the most eyeballs were the iPhone specs and prices. Hearsay is that the prices will remain unchanged from their predecessors and a lot can be expected from the specs as they are assumed to offer something way more advanced and be a history maker.