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What could 2017 hold for app development?

The boom in global smartphone numbers has led in turn to a surge in the number of apps. Google Play houses 2.2 million apps, while Apple’s App Store has a mammoth 2 million apps – and this won’t slow down anytime soon. Gartner predicts that more than 268 billion downloads ...

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Turkey arrests 1,656 social media users since summer

Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organisations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. In a statement it said legal action had been taken against 3,710 people identified by ...

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Snapchat buying Israeli augmented reality start-up Cimagine: report

Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million, marking Snapchat’s first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday. Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality – technology that allows users to virtually place furniture and appliances they wish to purchase ...

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This latest smart notebook will redefine how you take notes

Ever heard of an everlasting notebook, which is both tangible yet functions online? This new reusable notebook may redefine the balance between paperwork and online cloud storage providing the classic paper and pen experience. We asked tech recruiters what they look for in candidates. Here’s what they said PHOTO: KICKSTARTER ...

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Snapchat to buy augmented reality start-up Cimagine: report

Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million, marking Snapchat’s first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday. Snapchat’s youthful founders show no fear in race to IPO Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality – technology that allows users ...

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Huawei’s new smartphone is what iPhone 8 should be

The stunning device doesn’t fall short on internal specs either. It features a Hisilicon Kirin 950 chipset, boasting an octacore processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone also has a face detect system that will automatically unlock the device when you look at the screen. In ...

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Demonetisation woes: This online retailer is helping Indians by selling cash

Given the cash crunch India has been reeling under ever since PM Narendra Modi’s government demonetised INR500 and 1,000 notes last month, Indians across the country have been struggling to get their hands on cash. In the midst of all this, an online retailer has been helping people buck the ...

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We asked tech recruiters what they look for in candidates. Here’s what they said

Simply put, tech recruiters are recruiters specializing in acquiring technical talent in a variety of industries. With their technical knowledge and understanding of the demands involved, tech recruiters are in a better position to connect the right candidates to open positions in a company’s tech team. But what are they ...

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Facebook blocked 25 pages in Pakistan for violating local laws

Facebook Inc on Wednesday said government requests for user account data rose 27 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year. Google sees increased data requests from Pakistan govt A similar trend was witnessed in the case of Pakistan where total requests ...

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Amazon starts flexing muscle in new space: air cargo

A cargo plane emblazoned with “Prime Air” descended from an empty sky at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Tuesday, ninety minutes from the bustle of New York City, loaded with crates of goods during the peak holiday shopping season. It’s one of 40 jets leased by Amazon.com Inc for a ...

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