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Google removes direct Uber bookings from Maps
Jun18

Google removes direct Uber bookings from Maps

Google has removed the ability to hail an Uber ride within its Maps app. While you can still look up the route in Maps and “request the ride from the Uber app,” according to Google, you will not be able book a ride directly within the app. It is not completely care why Google has taken such a decision at this time, but the decision to add that ability in January 2017 was greeted with mixed feelings. While the ability lasted, users...

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Gmail now uses AI to prioritize important email notifications on iOS
Jun16

Gmail now uses AI to prioritize important email notifications on iOS

While Gmail does its best to cut down on the amount of spam emails that hit your account every day, it still feels it can do even more to cut down on those unimportant emails. The truth is not all emails are important—as a matter of fact, the more annoying ones find their way in to your inbox every day. Now, Gmail is going the extra mile with its love for machine learning—the world’s biggest email service is using AI to prioritize...

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Your employee might just be monitoring your Slack activities—survey reveals
Jun15

Your employee might just be monitoring your Slack activities—survey reveals

Do employers have any right to monitor the email or Slack activities of employees? Of course, you own everything including the work email, computer, files and cabinets, but do you have any right to ‘snoop’ on his activities? Alfresco, a data management company has released the result of a recent survey where it discovered that 98 percent of companies do actually monitor the digital activities of their employees. Per Fast Company,...

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Apple prohibits mining of cryptocurrencies on the iPhone and iPad
Jun13

Apple prohibits mining of cryptocurrencies on the iPhone and iPad

Apparently, Apple is coming for cryptocurrency miners on both the iPhone and the iPad. The company announced a new update to its developer guideline where it said apps, including “any third-party advertisements displayed within them, may not run on unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining.” Apple’s new guidelines may not have serious implications for miners at the moment since it is almost impossible to mine...

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Snapchat now lets you delete messages mistakenly sent
Jun11

Snapchat now lets you delete messages mistakenly sent

Snapchat is following on the heels of WhatsApp by also launching a delete button. It is good to know that some of these chat or social media apps are beginning to realize how important a feature like a delete button is to millions of users out there. A message sent in error could kill a smooth relationship or could cause untold emotional breakdown for some people—but not when you can delete such messages even before the recipient gets...

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Google adds customizable swipe actions to Gmail for Android in latest update
Jun09

Google adds customizable swipe actions to Gmail for Android in latest update

It goes without a say that Gmail is the most used email app anywhere in the world. That probably explains why Google is always up and doing when it comes to adding new features. The email service is already hailed by many as useful for both business and personal use, but that has not stopped the developers from adding more important features. Fresh from overhauling Gmail only a couple of weeks ago, Google has once again updated the...

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