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Microsoft Wants Developers to Report Edge Bugs on Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS Developers can tweet bug reports using #EdgeBug Users will receive a reply from @MSEdgeDev A simpler way for developers to file bug reports Every software application out there isn’t without its own set of bugs and issues. And it is important to report these bugs so that developers can improve their apps. Microsoft understands that there needs to be ... Read More »

EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp and Microsoft’s video phone portal Skype. Spokesman Christian Wigand said ... Read More »

Facebook, Unity Partner to Take on Steam and Other PC Gaming Platforms

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is partnering with Unity to distribute PC games Developers can get access to Unity 5.4 to export games to Facebook There is also an app in the works for PCs In its quest to be all things to all people, Facebook announced its intentions to take on the likes of GOG and Steam. Collaborating with Unity – one ... Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram enjoys 500 million monthly users 300 million people use the app everyday It recently introduced ‘Snapchat clone’ Instagram Stories feature Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys ... Read More »

4-Inch iPhone 5se, New iPad Air to Launch on March 15: Report

4-Inch,iPhone,5se,,N Apple is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for ... Read More »

IIT placement heads meet: Five key things on the agenda

The All IIT Placement Committee is meeting on Friday to have a strategy in place before campuses send invitation to companies for hiring in July. Photo: Mint Mumbai: The placement heads of the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are meeting on Friday in Mumbai with a single agenda—how to deal with start-ups that are looking to hire talent from ... Read More »

HRD ministry rolls back extra workload on college teachers

Authorities say the HRD ministry has also decided to withdraw the contentious extra six hours of practical work as well. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The human resources development (HRD) ministry on Wednesday reduced the minimum working hours for university professors, following protests by the teaching community. “The direct teaching workload has been restored to 16, 14, and 14 hours per ... Read More »

10 recommendations of Subramanian Committee on new education policy

The outlay on education should be raised to at least 6% of GDP without further loss of time. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government in May suggesting measures that the country must take to improve the sector that caters to over 300 million ... Read More »

Hacking of DNC Raises Fears of Cyber-Attack on US Election

Can the US election be hacked? The recent breach of Democratic National Committee data, along with other electronic intrusions, has raised concerns about cyber incidents that could affect the outcome of the US presidential race, or other contests. The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the hack that targeted the DNC had accessed an analytics data program that ... Read More »

How Small Businesses Can Use New Periscope Streaming on Twitter

Periscope is a live-streaming video mobile app for iOS and Android owned by Twitter. Periscope allows you to “go live” via your smartphone and become your own on-the-go broadcasting station, streaming live video and audio from any location, at any time of the day or night. Viewers can tune in to your broadcast from anywhere in the world. While having ... Read More »