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August, 2016

  • 27 August

    This New Tool Lets You Send Funds Without The Recipient’s A/C Number

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    Thanks to the RBI clearing a Unified Payment System, you can now send money via your smartphone, without entering the recipient’s account number. The Times of India reports that the platform links bank account numbers to virtual payment addresses (aliases), and works with any UPI-enabled app, which turns your smartphone into a ...

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  • 27 August

    16-Year-Old Delhiite Develops App To Help Paralympians Navigate At Rio

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    A 16-year-old from Delhi, Arhan Bagati has developed an app called ‘InRio,’ to guide Paralympians travelling to Rio, helping them with phone numbers and SOS messages. The Times of India reports that the student, who has been following the struggles of differently-abled athletes, believes that most Paralympians face mobility issues on foreign soil. ...

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  • 27 August

    This App Wants To Keep The Blind, Deaf Updated About The Paralympics

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    A Mumbai-based for-profit social enterprise called BarrierBreaks has developed an app to help the deaf and the blind follow the action at the Rio Paralympics. The Times of India reports that ‘Newz Hook’  – the first ever mobile news app designed to provide easy access to news for the deaf and the ...

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  • 27 August

    Study: Mobile Banking Use Has Risen, Mobile Wallet Use Has Fallen

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    According to a recent study from Clarabridge, mobile banking use is on the rise, but mobile wallet purchases are falling. The study found that 36% of the adults surveyed hadn’t been to a bank branch in the last 30 days – a stat which shows that they may most likely have turned to ...

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  • 26 August

    WhatsApp Will Share Your Phone Number With Facebook

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    WhatsApp is aiming to have deeper integration with Facebook and test some services wherein it will share users’ phone numbers with the social media giant. For this purpose WhatsApp has also updated its privacy policy intimating users about the same. By sharing phone numbers, businesses can connect with users directly via ...

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  • 26 August

    Expect Record Mobile Handset Sales In September: Analysis

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    Cybermedia Research believes that following a good monsoon and hiked pay scales for Central Government employees, the mobile handset market can look forward to a bumper performance in September, reports The Economic Times. The first six months of the year saw the handset market performing quite sluggishly, but this is ...

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  • 25 August

    Singapore Sees Launch Of The World’s First Self-Driving Taxis

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    For the first time ever, self-driving taxis are debuting in Singapore today. NDTV reports that the cabs are operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software start-up, and will be available for free rides only for select members of the public, via their smartphones. The company says it is the first to offer such rides to the public; ...

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  • 25 August

    Sharda University Now Has An App To Check Who’s Attending Lectures

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    Sharda University launched an app to record students’ attendance, with the beginning of its new semester on August 16. The Times of India reports that ‘V-attendance’ lets teachers record the roll call, evading the paper work involved in compiling the data at the end of a semester. Monica Agarwal, coordinator for the university’s MBA programme said, This ...

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  • 25 August

    Vodafone Now Includes Biometrics, Aadhar While Activating New Connections

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    Vodafone has started using e-KYC (know your customer) verification or verification using only Aadhaar numbers and fingerprints as biometrics, to roll out new prepaid and postpaid mobile connections. LiveMint reports that a pilot on Aadhaar was even tested in two circles, in partnership with the Department of Telecom, and will soon be rolled out in the ...

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  • 25 August

    Axis Bank Becomes The First To Offer AR With Its Mobile Banking App

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    Axis Bank is taking its mobile app to an exciting new level by adding a Pokémon Go-like augmented reality feature. The Times of India reports that with the ‘Near Me’ feature, customers can now use their phone camera to look for dining offers, cashbacks, ATM locations and even apartments that are pre-approved for home ...

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