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  • TikTok vanishes from Google Play Store and Apple App Store after Government bans 59 Chinese apps in India Jun 30, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    TikTok vanishes from Google Play Store and Apple App Store after Government bans 59 Chinese apps in India

    The move came a day after Government of India banned 59 Chinese Apps in the country.

  • India bans 59 Chinese apps: Do you have any of these on your phone? Jun 29, 2020 11:32 PM IST

    India bans 59 Chinese apps: Do you have any of these on your phone?

    The government said it had "received many complaints from various sources, including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps… for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers located outside India".

  • These are the best alternatives to the popular Chinese apps banned in India Jun 29, 2020 10:27 PM IST

    These are the best alternatives to the popular Chinese apps banned in India

    Most of the apps were providing utility services like cleaning unused apps, virus protection, scanning, there are multiple alternative apps available in the Play Store which can get the same work done.

  • Chinese apps, including TikTok, banned: These are the most popular on the Play Store Jun 29, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    Chinese apps, including TikTok, banned: These are the most popular on the Play Store

    The government feels these apps are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of india, security of state and public order".

  • Breaking: Government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok Jun 29, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Breaking: Government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok

    Among the apps, Tik Tok, Club Factory, Xiaomi, Cam Scanner, UC Browser are expected to be the worst-hit because of high user volume.

  • Apple iOS 14 feature catches Chinese app TikTok snooping on iPhone's clipboard Jun 29, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    Apple iOS 14 feature catches Chinese app TikTok snooping on iPhone's clipboard

    Users of Apple iOS 14 get a banner-like notification that alerts them when an app appears to be pasting from the clipboard. This enhanced privacy feature has identified that Chinese app TikTok has been snooping on iPhone's clipboard

  • Mitron app hits 1 crore downloads mark on the Play Store in a little over two months Jun 26, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Mitron app hits 1 crore downloads mark on the Play Store in a little over two months

    The app also has favourable reviews on the Play Store with a 4.5 out 5-star rating.

  • TikTok, PUBG Mobile and other Chinese apps see dip in downloads: Report Jun 26, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    TikTok, PUBG Mobile and other Chinese apps see dip in downloads: Report

    Experts believe that downloads will pick up once the border tensions ease, bringing back brand advertisements on to the platform.

  • Instagram's New Feature: Reels, a TikTok clone feature is now available in more countries Jun 25, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Instagram's New Feature: Reels, a TikTok clone feature is now available in more countries

    Instagram is also rolling out further access to Reels in France and Germany,

  • TikTok teens and K-pop stans say they sank Trump's Tulsa rally Jun 21, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    TikTok teens and K-pop stans say they sank Trump's Tulsa rally

    Did a successful prank inflate attendance expectations for President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa?

  • Chinese app TikTok is acting to protect children against sexual content almost everywhere — except India Jun 20, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Chinese app TikTok is acting to protect children against sexual content almost everywhere — except India

    Absence of strong Indian laws and sheer volume of videos mean sexually explicit content is easily available for young users.

  • How easy is it to boycott Chinese goods? Take a look yourself Jun 18, 2020 02:52 PM IST

    How easy is it to boycott Chinese goods? Take a look yourself

    China is India’s biggest trading partner, accounting for 18% of its imports and 9% exports.

  • Mitron an Indian app, origin of developer irrelevant, say founders Anish Khandelwal and Shivank Agarwal Jun 18, 2020 02:02 PM IST

    Mitron an Indian app, origin of developer irrelevant, say founders Anish Khandelwal and Shivank Agarwal

    The duo denies Made in Pakistan accusation, say they are the legal owners of the codebase and any claim to the contrary is mischievous and libellous.

  • Intelligence agencies ask Centre to block 52 mobile apps linked to China: Report Jun 17, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Intelligence agencies ask Centre to block 52 mobile apps linked to China: Report

    The list of applications, sent by intelligence agencies, includes Zoom, TikTok, UC Browser, Xender, SHAREit and Clean-master

  • Here are some of the popular Chinese apps on Android and iOS in India Jun 17, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Here are some of the popular Chinese apps on Android and iOS in India

    TikTok, SHAREit, PUBG, and several other popular apps have become staples for millions of Indian smartphone users.

  • Mitron app is back on Google Play Store with an updated privacy policy Jun 05, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    Mitron app is back on Google Play Store with an updated privacy policy

    Mitron app's new Privacy Policy includes a page on ‘GDPR Data Protection Rights’

  • Why Google removed Mitron, Remove China App Jun 04, 2020 06:54 PM IST

    Why Google removed Mitron, Remove China App

    Without specifically naming the app, the search giant stated Mitron may make a comeback if the developers address the issues.

  • Google suspends Mitron app from the Play Store for policy violation Jun 02, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Google suspends Mitron app from the Play Store for policy violation

    Apps that promote anti-China sentiment are gaining popularity in India, with the Remove China Apps recently raking up 5 million downloads.

  • ByteDance to set up second corporate entity in India soon: Report Jun 01, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    ByteDance to set up second corporate entity in India soon: Report

    ByteDance was expected to file a formal application with the government and regulators, including the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade in the next few weeks.

  • TikTok's rival Mitron app not made in India, bought for Rs 2,500 from Pakistani company: Report May 29, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    TikTok's rival Mitron app not made in India, bought for Rs 2,500 from Pakistani company: Report

    It had earlier been reported that the Mitron App, which has clocked over 5 million downloads on Google Play Store, was developed by a student of IIT Roorkee and that it works exactly like its Chinese rival TikTok.

  • TikTok's rating bounces back after Google removes millions of negative reviews May 29, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    TikTok's rating bounces back after Google removes millions of negative reviews

    According to Play Store guidelines, users are not allowed to manipulate the ratings of an app, which is perhaps the main reason why Google has removed millions of negative TikTok ratings.

  • TikTok owner ByteDance moves to shift power out of China May 28, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    TikTok owner ByteDance moves to shift power out of China

    ByteDance has expanded TikTok's engineering and research and development operations in Mountain View, California, according to three sources. One of the people said it had hired more than 150 engineers there.

  • Facebook's new app Collab is its another attempt to take on TikTok May 28, 2020 02:08 PM IST

    Facebook's new app Collab is its another attempt to take on TikTok

    Collab aims at bringing together creators and fans to create, watch, and mix and match original videos, starting with music.

  • India's TikTok rival app 'Mitron' clocks five million downloads within one month of launch May 26, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    India's TikTok rival app 'Mitron' clocks five million downloads within one month of launch

    A student of IIT Roorkee has developed the Mitron app which works exactly the same way as its Chinese rival TikTok.

  • The Tech Weekender: Lockdown 4.0, Microsoft Build 2020, Apple and Google unite, Joe Rogan heads to Spotify and more May 24, 2020 12:41 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Lockdown 4.0, Microsoft Build 2020, Apple and Google unite, Joe Rogan heads to Spotify and more

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech for the week ending May 23.

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