New Tech on the Block: These Features and Apps Add Comfort and Ease to Life
New apps and features often make the heart strings quiver, because they spell more comfort and ease in everyday life. Here are a list of new features and apps to be expected soon in areas of fintech, social media, and auto.
Infosys to Develop Integrated E-Filing System to Process Income Tax Return in a Single day
The government has approved IT giant Infosys to be the one to develop a modern income tax filing system for INR 4,241.97 crore. The new system claims to reduce the processing time for returns to a single day, coming down from 63 days. The project is projected to be completed in 18 months and is poised to be launched after a three month testing period. Infosys was selected to execute the project after a bidding process.
Apple Plans to Introduce Photo-Editing App for iPhones
Fuzion, a new photography app for iOS is in plans to reach iOS users very soon. The app will make use of the “TrueDepth” camera data from new iPhones and will then form images by mixing multiple images with portrait mode shots. According to the Fuzion team, “‘Fuzion’ is a photo editor that lets you take your portraits and selfies to the next level. Blend multiple images and create stunning double exposures with ease.” The feature will be functioning on the new iPhones, namely, iPhone 8 Plus, X, XR, and XS.
Share Your Favourite Netflix Show in an Instagram Story
Binge-worthy Netflix shows are great conversation starters. Keeping that in mind, Netflix is now making it easier to share a show as an Instagram story. Netflix is adding support for Instagram Story integration, so that users can share their favourite shows on Instagram directly from the Netflix app. According to the company’s tweet announcements, initially, the feature will only be available for iOS users. A user just has to tap the Share button in the streaming service’s mobile app and can select Instagram Stories in the Share Sheet.
What’s more, the movie or show’s custom art will also be added to the Instagram Story, which will remain visible for 24 hours. Similar to sharing other Stories, the user can customize the Story by adding text, stickers, and polls. Also, other users with Netflix who view the story can tap Watch on Netflix in the top left to start the Netflix app on their device. The new feature is expected to encourage Netflix app installations. Younger users are especially expected to take to the feature since they prefer Instagram Stories more than Facebook statuses.
Users of Paytm Money Can Now Bring All Their Investments Within the app
One 97 Communications owned Paytm Money, the fintech platform that facilitates mutual fund investments has introduced a new feature through which investors can monitor all their mutual fund investments inside the Paytm Money app. To avail the feature, users have to upload all their Consolidated Account Statement generated by Karvy. The company said in a press statement that the feature is likely to aid all the 18 million mutual fund investors in bringing all their investments in a single app, hence making it easier to look after their investments.
“We received many requests and feedback from Paytm Money users to be able to import their external investments to our platform. This assists an investor in keeping track of all investments in one place, further helping in their investment decisions,” ET Tech quoted Pravin Jadhav, whole-time director, Paytm Money.
BSNL and Tata Motors Join Hands to Bring Out Smart Car
Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has partnered with Tata Motors to debut a machine-to-machine (M2M) communications deal according to which, the government-owned telecom company will provide embedded SIM cards that will convert the auto giant’s vehicles into smart cars.
“We have already partnered with Tata Motors for embedded SIM functionality. Five lakh SIM cards were already provided while another 10 lakhs will be supplied in a year’s time,” ET Tech quoted BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava. 50 million M2M SIM cards with future-ready 5G capability are expected to be sold in accordance with the deal within the coming year, especially in the areas of automobile and home automation.