After introducing a standalone desktop app for Windows and Mac users earlier this week, WhatsApp is bringing added functionality to its web client. You can now send documents directly from WhatsApp Web.
Apple has invested $1 billion in China's largest ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing (formerly called Didi Kuaidi). The service dominates the ride-sharing segment in China with a market share of 87%, facilitating over 1 million rides a day.
Foxconn has been in talks with the Indian government over an iPhone manufacturing facility in the country. According to Economic Times, the Chinese manufacturer is close to inking a deal over a 1,200-acre area of land in the state of Maharashtra, with the project estimated to cost $10 billion.
Opera has launched a free VPN app on iOS that lets you browse the web anonymously from your iPhone and iPad. The app offers unlimited access to Opera's VPN service, with five countries available to choose from at launch: USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and The Netherlands.
Apple has crossed $1 billion in revenue from India recently. While the company has a vision for the Indian market, it has been on the lookout for a country head following the departure of Maneesh Dhir this year. That search has come to an end, Sanjay Kaul will lead the way for Apple in India.
If you use Uber in india, you know that the only form of payment currently accepted is Paytm. While it's convenient to use the wallet in the country, it doesn't work outside of India. That's all set to change soon, as Paytm announced that the service will be integrated into Uber on a global scale.
Amazon has launched a dedicated website for its Prime Now delivery service. The service was previously accessible only through a mobile app, but if you're living in an area that's covered by the service, you have the option of ordering directly through the website.
Deep Silver's upcoming first-person shooter Homefront: The Revolution will be available on the Mac. The game is all set to make its debut on May 17 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC; and Dambuster Studio has announced that native Mac and Linux versions are in development.
Apple is getting closer to its bid to open retail stores in India. According to India's foreign direct investment norms, foreign brands undertaking single-brand license — which allows them to set up retail stores and sell products directly to customers — must source 30% of the materials locally.
AT&T has announced that it will decommission its 2G EDGE network by the end of 2016. CFO John Stevens told Wireless Week that the carrier has moved over 6 million subscribers off the legacy network over the last 12 months.
The Indian government has announced that all iPhones sold in the country from January 1, 2017 should come with a panic button that will allow anyone in need the ability to contact authorities with a single key. Built-in GPS is also a mandatory feature in phones going on sale next year.
Nokia is staging its re-entry into the consumer market with the acquisition of French smartwatch maker Withings for $191 million. The acquisition is expected to close by the third quarter, following which Withings' staff will be integrated into Nokia Technologies, the Finnish manufacturer's consumer unit.
Previously limited to retail outlets, Apple has expanded its iPhone Upgrade Program to include its online store. The two-year interest-free instalment plan ensures that you have the latest iPhone every year, and includes AppleCare+ coverage.
India's content streaming service Hotstar is taking on Netflix in the country by launching a premium subscription service that lets you watch same-day broadcasts of popular U.S. TV shows in high-definition. The announcement comes as season six of Game of Thrones kicked off last night.