Update: The update is now live on the Paytm app for Android. Users can see an icon called BHIM UPI and clicking on it will enable them to create a dedicated UPI address @paytm. It can be linked to their Paytm Payments Bank account or to any bank account, including Airtel Payments Bank. Users can create upto UPI IDs using Paytm BHIM UPI. Users can also customize their IDs to personalize their UPI experience.
Ixigo is announcing Ixigo money today, and this is the company’s first closed wallet system. It introduces an ability for users to hold their cashback money on their account and redeem it for future flight bookings. Ixigo is popularly known for providing extra cashback on flight ticket bookings, atop the existing discounts and deals offered by airline partners. Until October 12, Ixigo had partnered with Citrus wallet and Tapzo wallet to provide cashback.
Reliance Jio is offering 100% cashback on mobile recharges of Rs 399 for a limited this. This is as a part of the Diwali celebrations and is valid Rs 399 mobile recharges done from October 12 to 18. The deal is open to all users and is valid on recharges done on Reliance Jio app in addition to being available with Paytm wallet, Mobikwik, Freecharge and other recharge partners. This works with offline recharges at merchant points and retailers too.
Telegram is launching a brand new upgrade to the Telegram mobile app for Android and iOS starting today. The new version will now support the ability to share live location with other users for a certain time, and is also featuring an improved music player. Telegram’s new live location sharing feature will enable users to share their location with other Telegram users over a private chat or with a group of users over Telegram groups or supergroups for a certain period of time.
Mozilla just announced the launch of the fastest Firefox experience ever by the name Firefox Quantum. Firefox Quantum is basically Firefox 57 on the desktop and brings users the fastest and smooth Firefox experience yet. Firefox Quantum is launching on November 14 on desktop, iOS and Android, for the enthusiasts, it’s available to download today in beta. Firefox Quantum is built on Mozilla’s Servo research project to enable a better Firefox experience by utilizing the core hardware of the modern computers.
Net banking, IMPS, and even digital wallets, are passe as opposed to the latest launches that are happening in the fintech industry lately. The latest of interesting things happening in Indian fintech market is the concept of Unified Payment Interface (UPI), and Google is the newest entrant in the market with the launch of the app named Tez. UPI enables users in India to make money transfers and make bill payments at any merchant points directly with their bank accounts using their bank accounts, all with the convenient app interface.
Apple just announced the launch of new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices with new glass and aluminium designs and features new retina HD displays with True Tone technology. The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now come with the most durable glass ever and comes in 3 beautiful colors. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by A11 bionic chip, the same that comes with the iPhone X, which was launched today too.
Apple at the Apple event today announced the launch of Apple TV 4K. Apple TV 4K will enable cinematic experience right in your home with support for 4K and HDR. Apple TV 4K features unbelievably sharp, crisp images, richer, more true-to-life colors, and far greater detail in both dark and bright scenes. [caption id=“attachment_2462” align=“aligncenter” width=“1142”]Cinematic experience on Apple TV 4K[/caption] Apple TV 4K will support all 4K HDR content available on iTunes.
Google is retiring popular Google Drive apps for Mac and Windows in the coming months. Support for Google Drive Mac and Windows app will end by December 11 of this year while the products will cease to exist by the month of March 12 in 2018. Google is doing this in preference for two new tech that it hinted way back - Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync. The latter is out and is available as a replacement to both Google Drive app and Google Photos app on Mac and Windows.
Instagram is starting to rollout stories on the web too. The trend set by Snapchat had been quickly spun off into multiple platforms by the social giant, and Stories are now available on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. Instagram backs the most number of Stories though with over 250 million daily active users, as on June 2017. There are reports that Stories are now available on Instagram for the web. It’s likely that this is a staged rollout.