redBus launches RedRail online train ticket booking app

The largest intercity bus ticketing application, redBus, a MakeMyTrip group firm, has released a separate lite-app called “redRail,” with the purpose of improving millions of train passengers’ online travel booking experiences. Previously, redRail was an in-app feature on redBus, but now it will be a separate app. Continue reading “redBus launches RedRail online train ticket booking app”

YouTube TV is testing 5.1 surround sound support to more streaming boxes

About 4 years after YouTube TV made its debut in 2017, a notification for the new 4K add-on in June 2021 also revealed that 5.1 Dolby audio support would be available soon. Nevertheless, only “select devices” will indeed be supported at first, which turned out to be a limited set of smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. The support non-Google TV versions of the original Chromecasts were eventually added a few months later. Continue reading “YouTube TV is testing 5.1 surround sound support to more streaming boxes”

WhatsApp Beta is testing 2GB size limit for file sharing

WhatsApp

WhatsApp has initiated a beta test of the ability to send files up to 2GB in size. According to WABetaInfo, a limited test is underway in Argentina, and select people will be able to share media files up to 2 GB. It tends to work with WhatsApp beta for Android v2.22.8.5, v2.22.8.6, and v2.22.8.7, as well as for iOS. At the moment, WhatsApp users can only transfer media files up to 100 MB in size. Continue reading “WhatsApp Beta is testing 2GB size limit for file sharing”

Twitter acquires Slack-rival Quill to improve its messaging tools

Twitter has made its first acquisition under its new CEO, Parag Agrawal. The microblogging site Twitter announced that it has acquired Slack-competitor Quill to help improve its direct messaging tools. Continue reading “Twitter acquires Slack-rival Quill to improve its messaging tools”

Instagram announces new tools to combat abusive DMs and hate comments

Back in February, Instagram shared an update on its work towards combating abuse and hate speech on Instagram. In this regard, Instagram has announced a couple of new features to protect people from seeing abusive DMs and permanently block users from reaching you using fresh accounts. Continue reading “Instagram announces new tools to combat abusive DMs and hate comments”

Gmail Smart Compose now available to all Android phones

Smart Compose is a neat addition to Gmail which based on your email writing patterns and commonly used phrases, tries to predict what you will say next and surfaces it as a suggestion that you can simply accept. The feature was initially available as an experimental feature on the desktop and then was added to G Suite accounts. Then it later was available as an exclusive to the Pixel 3 which is changing finally. Continue reading “Gmail Smart Compose now available to all Android phones”

Google Bolo speech-based tutor app for children released in India

Google Bolo

Google has released Bolo, an Android app that is aimed at improving the reading skills of children. Bolo is powered by the company’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology that comes built-in with a helpful reading buddy, “Diya.” which explains and corrects the child, as they read aloud.
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Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS gets Dark Mode

Update – March 5, 2019: Facebook has released Dark Mode for Messenger officially. The company says that you still need to send crescent moon emoji to enable it, and the feature will be fully rolled out in settings in the coming weeks.

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Microsoft Excel app now lets you add data to spreadsheet directly from a photo

Microsoft is adding the ability which allows users to take a photo of a printed data table and convert it into a fully editable table in the Excel app for iOS and Android. For now, though, the app is rolling out to Android and will be gradually rolled out to iOS.  Continue reading “Microsoft Excel app now lets you add data to spreadsheet directly from a photo”

Facebook now allows you to add event invites in Stories

Facebook Event Stories

Facebook brings a new update to Stories feature where you can now share events in Stories. This ability makes much more sense and makes it easier to invite your friends to Facebook events you’re attending. To share events in Stories, visit the page of the event and click “Share” below the date/time of the event. Instead of sharing the event in a post or sending to someone on Messenger, you’ll now be able to click “Share to Your Story.” Continue reading “Facebook now allows you to add event invites in Stories”

Google Chrome working on back/forward cache to speed up web browsing

Google Chrome developers are experimenting on a new ‘back/forward cache’ that would make loading the previous page instant since if you close a web page on the browser, it has to load most of the page again which is time-consuming.  Continue reading “Google Chrome working on back/forward cache to speed up web browsing”

Twitter confirms to be working on ‘Hide Tweet’ feature

Twitter confirmed that it is developing a new “Hide Tweet” feature which will give users an ability to protect their conversations. This new option is found in Twitter’s code and appear in the list choices when you click the “Share” button on a tweet. “Hide Tweet” might work as an alternative to muting or blocking a user, while still offering some control over a conversation. Continue reading “Twitter confirms to be working on ‘Hide Tweet’ feature”

Google Chrome Dark Mode for Android and Web said to darken web pages [Update: Live in Canary]

Update – February 27, 2019: Now you can enable this feature in Chome Canary from chrome://flags and enabling #enable-android-web-contents-dark-mode. The dark mode looks a bit weird in some web pages since it inverts images colors looking more like high contrast mode than dark mode. This is also available for the web.

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Telegram 5.4 brings autoplaying videos, automatic download settings, multiple accounts for iOS and more

Telegram is gaining a new update which brings a host of new features including auto-playing smaller videos; smaller videos will start playing without sound. To unmute them, simply press the volume buttons on your device. Furthermore, it also gets new auto-download settings to control your data usage. Continue reading “Telegram 5.4 brings autoplaying videos, automatic download settings, multiple accounts for iOS and more”

Jio Group Talk conference calling app released for Android

Reliance Jio has introduced new Jio Group Talk conference calling app for Android. This app allows users to make group conference calls over VoLTE with up to ten users at once. It comes with features like lecture mode where you can mute other users and have them listen to you.  Continue reading “Jio Group Talk conference calling app released for Android”