Category: Internet

Apple buys Shazam, goes ad-free

Apple has finalised the deal to acquire Shazam, the music recognition app. As an aftermath of this deal, Shazam will go add free for everyone. “Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere,”

WhatsApp is down right now

WhatsApp has gone down on New Year’s Eve, with users across the world reporting connection problems. Their Whatsapp Status account has not posted anything as of yet, however. Users around the world texting each other final messages for 2017 might have caused the outage. Some people are managing to send messages once in a while. This

Google slapped with a record 2.42 Billion Euro fine by the EU

European Union antitrust regulators have slapped Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine for favouring its own shopping service. The action concludes a 7-year investigation into the company. The EU Commission concluded Google systematically gave prominent placement its own comparison shopping service and demoted those of rivals in search results. In a statement, European Competition

Firefox enables Multi Process for all

Mozilla has published Firefox 54, enabling multi process for all. Unlike Chrome, Firefox maintains a lower memory usage among the top browsers. Multi-Process splits tab process into multiple process. Chrome has used multi-process since 2008, and you can see the benefits in speed. For Firefox, the e10s project has been in development for a while

Google adds reCAPTCHA APIs for Android

As part of the celebrations for it’s tenth anniversary, reCAPTCHA has announced an API for Android. reCAPTCHA has gone through a lot of changes. When it was introduced, the service used blurred image recognition to tell apart robots and humans. Over time robots evolved, and the found it easier to read the text than humans.