Microsoft's Cortana Assistant Gets New Features Including Outlook Integration

Microsoft at its Build 2016 conference in San Francisco announced several major announcements including Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The Redmond giant also revealed new features for its voice-based virtual assistant Cortana which will be available in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft says that Cortana will now “pro-actively make suggestions” …

Snapchat Ramps Up Messaging Service With 'Chat 2.0'

Snapchat is dressing up its messaging with an upgraded video chat and animations, part of the social network’s efforts to be the preferred service for young users. “We’re excited to introduce Chat 2.0,” the California startup announced on its blog Tuesday. “You can start by sending a few chats, and …

UberMoto 'Bike Sharing' Service Launched in Gurgaon

After Bengaluru, taxi-hailing app Uber today launched a pilot of its bike sharing product UberMoto in Gurgaon. “Uber Tuesday announced a pilot of Uber’s bike sharing product – uberMoto in Gurgaon… This follows our agreement with the government of Haryana to introduce technology based ride-sharing services in the state,” it …

Uber Returns to Spanish Streets in Search of Regulatory U-Turn

Uber will be back in Spain from Wednesday, after regulation and hostility from local taxi firms drove it off the streets at the end of 2014. The US company, embroiled in disputes with authorities around the world after a rapid international expansion, said it is launching UberX, which unlike its …

Samsung Follows Apple Into China With Its Own Mobile Payment Service

South Korea’s Samsung Tuesday announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, where it is likely to struggle in an already crowded market that arch-rival Apple entered nearly six weeks ago. The world’s second largest economy is also the world’s biggest smartphone market, and Samsung Payhas a powerful …

WhatsApp for Android Update Adds Quick Replies From Notifications

A new WhatsApp for Android update with support for quick replies via notifications is now available to select users. The new feature is only available in the latest version 2.12.560 which is currently available to beta testers who’ve signed up on Google Play. WhatsApp for Android v2.12.560 is not available …

Google Camera App Tipped to Get Google Goggles Features

Internet giant Google is rumoured to include an extra modification of Google Goggles to the officialGoogle Camera app in Android devices for searching information by just taking a picture. The extra functionality is nothing new but the implementation of Google Goggles technology the search giant already uses, Slash Gear reported …