Whatsapp status : Why people are not liking it and some tips

Whatsapp needs no introduction, it’s almost as popular as Facebook itself. The messaging app bought by Facebook rolled out a new update a few days ago that included a new “WhatsApp Status” feature. It is safe to say now Facebook is kind of obsessed with Snapchat. One by one, feature by feature, the devs at Facebook, and Facebook owned services are copying Snapchat. Only this time, users don’t seem to like it.  Continue reading “Whatsapp status : Why people are not liking it and some tips”

Why apps won’t matter soon

Remember the time when there were no smartphones? Seems like a lifetime ago doesn’t it? Most mobile apps we had were simple tools such as unit converters or games. Hardly an app for booking your railway or flight tickets nor did we have efficient mobile versions of websites. Today, almost every service that caters to a large audience has a dedicated mobile app, a mobile version of its website, and a fully functional desktop version, then there are other standards creeping up on them such as Google’s AMP project.
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Spotify reveals embarrassing listening habits of some users

We all have our guilty pleasures, but those usually stay private. Spotify is currently putting the strangest listening habits of its users on blast with billboards placed in major cities in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany in a hilarious new marketing campaign, posing some rather serious questions (and providing commentary) about its users.

This is how the music streaming service gives thanks for a ‘weird’ 2016.  Continue reading “Spotify reveals embarrassing listening habits of some users”

VLC media player to bring support for 360 degree videos across all platforms

VLC Media Player, you have to be someone who doesn’t play videos on his computer to not know the name. The app that lets you play basically any video format on practically any platform, is now about to add support for the possible future. By future I mean, 360-degree videos which are becoming more and more common, and yet, strangely, we hardly have any native apps to play them apart from the web browser.
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Xiaomi’s Mi MIX will have Cortana pre-installed

It’s no secret that some Android OEMs, including Samsung, have been pre-installing some Microsoft apps on their Android apps as part of a partnership with Microsoft. In a partnership the Chinese phone maker made with Microsoft, Xiaomi was sold about 1,500 patents from Microsoft and in return, Xiaomi pre-installed a bunch of Microsoft Apps on its devices in return. And now it looks the company will be pre-installing Cortana on its devices such as the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s Mi MIX will have Cortana pre-installed”

HP Rumoured to Launch Another Windows Phone Smartphone in 2017

HP at the MWC in February unveiled the Windows 10-powered Elite X3. The smartphone also supported Windows 10’s Continuum feature and was focused for enterprise customers, but the high price, as well as some of the features that were not working as intended, kept even the most loyal Windows Phone fans from buying one

Despite the mild response to the Elite X3, it looks like HP is planning to launch another Windows phone in 2017.
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iMessage for Android will be here, but it’d be Skype from Microsoft

Microsoft’s Skype team reports that Skype Preview version 11.9 is now available packing a feature called SMS Relay. That means users can send and receive SMS and MMS messages on a Windows 10 desktop or laptop with Skype Preview installed. The drawback is that the source smartphone must have Windows 10 Mobile and Skype Preview installed to utilize this new feature. But not to worry, Microsoft assures that this will be coming to both Android and iOS in the future.  Continue reading “iMessage for Android will be here, but it’d be Skype from Microsoft”

Android chips away the market from competing platforms to capture 88% of smartphone sales

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Steve Jobs famously claimed that Apple would “go thermonuclear” on the platform after he blamed Google for stealing his idea. Years from then, today in 2016, smartphone shipments report from Strategy Analytics, Android’s share of global smartphone sales reached an impressive 88% – taking market share from Apple iOS, BlackBerry 10 and Microsoft Windows Phone, amongst others. This is an increase of 2% from the previous quarter.
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Sponsored : Cube 2 in 1 tablets flash sale

Gearbest is holding a flash sale on cube 2 in 1 tablets currently and while many of the deals have ended already there are still quite a lot of good deals which you can check out. Take the Cube iWork 8 for example.

iWork 8 is a lightweight tablet, which is available in either android or windows operating systems. It has a micro sim slot and a long battery life. The tablet has several ports on the left side which includes a micro sim port, a high-definition multimedia (HDMI) port, which is the mini type and stronger than the old types, and the Universal serial bus port also known as the USB. It has a plastic housing textured with white matte, which does not show fingerprints, but dirt is seen on the white rear.  Continue reading “Sponsored : Cube 2 in 1 tablets flash sale”

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