Google to take on ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft with Waze


It appears that Google is moving into the ride-sharing market, according to The Wall Street Journal who cited a source familiar with the matter. The search giant back in May launched a pilot program near its California headquarters with the intention of helping thousands of workers at specific firms join carpools by using Waze.

Now, Google is expanding the pilot program to encompass all Waze users in San Francisco this fall.

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[APK Download] Google Contacts 1.5 update adds several new features


Android device owners who try to use the Google Contacts app on their mobile device are probably acutely aware of the limitations of the app. This includes shortcomings like lack of support for switching between accounts quickly and easily like so many other Google apps and some missing features compared to the web interface. Google is addressing some of those concerns with a new update that takes Google Contacts up to version 1.5 and includes new features and changes to the interface. Read more

Truecaller and Huawei reach deal to pre-install app as use eclipses half a billion calls


Showing that even the most basic of smartphone functions can continue to benefit from innovation, Truecaller announced today that after just four months their users have reached a major milestone. On a monthly basis, Truecaller users are now making half a billion calls per month with the app. In recognition of the explosive growth for the dialer app, smartphone manufacturer Huawei reached an agreement with Truecaller to pre-install the app on their flagship devices, including the new Honor 8. Read more

WhatsApp will begin coordinating with Facebook and sharing your phone number

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WhatsApp is updating their privacy policy, marking the first time they’ve done so in the past four years. The new policy will help lay the groundwork for the future of WhatsApp, but it also brings some inevitable Facebook integration after Facebook scooped up the messaging platform for nearly $20 billion. It also outlines some end-to-end encryption stuff, which is a big plus. Read more