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WhatsApp announces over 1 billion daily active users & other stats

WhatsApp announces over 1 billion daily active users & other stats Previously report that was published back in April on the website thenextweb.com , stated that the Facebook has over 1.9 billion active users to its service and WhatsApp has 1.2 billion active users. The upcoming PiP video calling feature will let you minimize the video call window into a small one in order to let you chat with other WhatsApp users without disconnecting the video call. [Full Article...]

Waze for Android Auto is a Thing

Waze for Android Auto is a Thing If not, go to the navigation app and choose Waze . It has been a long wait, but finally Waze for Android Auto has officially landed and is available for anyone (with a compatible vehicle that is). From there, use a wire to connect your phone to your car's USB port. You'll then need to connect the phone to the auto with a USB cable, select Waze from the Navigation App footer, and then start ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft plants beginnings of Android integration with new Windows Insider build

Microsoft plants beginnings of Android integration with new Windows Insider build At first you will be asked to sign into your Microsoft account. Next it will ask users if they want to Continue now or Continue later . Installation completes the link between the two devices and enables cross browsing scenarios for now. [Full Article...]

Google is getting rid of Instant Search on desktop

Google is getting rid of Instant Search on desktop To maintain Google Instant , the company will have to maintain two different search engines , one for desktop users and the other for mobile ( Google Instant never made it to mobile devices). "We are constantly experimenting with ways to improve the Search experience for our users، but have no plans to announce at this time،" a spokesperson said . [Full Article...]

Want To Test Final Fantasy 15's Multiplayer Expansion Next Week?

Want To Test Final Fantasy 15's Multiplayer Expansion Next Week? The players that meet this requirement will start off a base camp and play through a custom tutorial. Final Fantasy XV Comrades doesn't have a release date just yet, but I'm sure that will change soon. Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Four default ones will be included in the beta, while they will be collected and equipped with progression in... [Full Article...]

Google's Pixel 2 probably won't have a headphone jack

Google's Pixel 2 probably won't have a headphone jack Another day, another smartphone rendering has leaked. It may still be a few more months before Google actually reveals the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , as the originals weren't announced until October 2016. Well, it appears that the search giant has ditched the 3.5 mm standard this year and went with just a single USB Type-C port. Instead, the Pixel 2 is said to use a 12MP rear-facing camera. [Full Article...]

Kaspersky launches free antivirus worldwide

Kaspersky launches free antivirus worldwide Because of its streamlined focus Kaspersky Free's footprint is smaller than that of the paid versions, according to Kaspersky. The Russian antivirus developer seems to keen on offering free protection to the masses across the world as it believes the existing free versions of antivirus in the market do not maintain the high-standards required to protect the users against data breach and ot... [Full Article...]

The Switch leads Nintendo into the green

The Switch leads Nintendo into the green Nintendo's operating profit during the first fiscal quarter was Yen16.2 billion ($144.8 million) on Yen154.1 billion in revenue, a turnaround from a Yen5.1 billion operating loss a year earlier when Nintendo was phasing out the unsuccessful Wii U console. [Full Article...]

New details emerge for Destiny 2's Patrol mode

New details emerge for Destiny 2's Patrol mode Bungie hasn't had a lot of say about this part of the game yet, but in a new IGN First video , the developer pulled the curtain back on patrol zones, with an extensive tour of the new planetoid, Nessus. On Sunday afternoon, Bungie closed the open beta testing specifically for the new social space in " Destiny 2 " called The Farm. Finally, there are Flashpoints - weekly patrol events which ... [Full Article...]

Yankees-Reds: Jordan Montgomery has no-hitter through 5

Yankees-Reds: Jordan Montgomery has no-hitter through 5 After getting a warm ovation from a crowd that included several hundred people from his native Toms River N.J., roughly 90 miles south of Yankee Stadium, Frazier came up with the bases loaded following three straight singles. Aroldis Chapman, who has also struggled with his command recently, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 12th save of the season. But his formidable outing - one run on just ... [Full Article...]

After Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 allegedly catches fire

The shop boy immediately began stamping the alleged Redmi Note 4 until the fire died down and there was nothing left but smoke and a severely damaged handset. From the below video, we can see the device catches fire just when the shop keeper tries to insert the SIM. (2) In fact, the phone in the video is not a Redmi Note 4 or any other Xiaomi phone. [Full Article...]

Killing Floor 2 Will Run At 4K Resolution On Xbox One X

Killing Floor 2 Will Run At 4K Resolution On Xbox One X Although the series' most popular game mode is its six player survival mode, the title also offers a 12 player versus mode that gives users control of specially modified Zeds to square off against the survivors. Whenever the refreshed console launches, Killing Floor 2 will have support ready to go. The Zed outbreak caused by Horzine's failed experiments has quickly spread with unstoppable moment... [Full Article...]

Facebook reportedly working on touchscreen smart speaker

Facebook reportedly working on touchscreen smart speaker What's really interesting about the alleged Facebook speaker is that it will seek to distinguish itself from contemporary voice-operated speakers by featuring a built-in 15-inch touch display, instead of focusing on a wholly voice-operated setup. [Full Article...]

SARS eFiling will move away from Adobe Flash

SARS eFiling will move away from Adobe Flash Despite a long list of technological disadvantages and better technology emerging, Adobe's Flash Player has refused to die on its own. The company says it will continue to support Flash through the planned EOL, which means you won't be missing out on security patches and browser compatibility. [Full Article...]

Airtel profit slips by 75% on stiff competition from Jio

Airtel profit slips by 75% on stiff competition from Jio In terms of of consolidated revenue, the company clocked Rs 21,958 crore in Q1, 2017 versus Rs 25,547 crore in the same quarter of the previous financial year, showing a decrease of 14%. Airtel's consolidated EBITDA declined 18.4% Y-o-Y at Rs 7,823 crore with EBITDA margin dropping by 1.9% to 35.6%, led by India SA margin drop of 4.6% Y-o-Y on an underlying basis. [Full Article...]

Microsoft giving Paint the brush-off after 32 years

Microsoft giving Paint the brush-off after 32 years From the days of glass screens and boxy computers of yesteryear to the sleek, lightweight laptops of today, in the 32 years since Microsoft Windows was introduced, users have always been able to doodle in Microsoft Paint . But it is not an update to original Paint and doesn't behave like it. Microsoft has said it will not stop developing Paint, an app that has consistently featured on th... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk thinks Mark Zuckerberg's understanding of AI is 'limited'

On Sunday, he responded to a question about Musk's warnings by saying he was exhausted of the fear-mongering. Elon Musk believes the greatest threat to humanity is artificial intelligence , while Mark Zuckerberg thinks the CEO of Tesla Inc ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is being irresponsible for hammering away at "doomsday scenarios". [Full Article...]

HMD Global sends out invite for Nokia 8 launch on August 16

HMD Global sends out invite for Nokia 8 launch on August 16 But the question of the phone's release in India remains unanswered, but we strongly expect the company to consider launching Nokia 8 in the country sooner than later. A report said that HMD will unveil it on July 31st, but it looks like that's not going to happen. 30/5/17: The Nokia 8 has been sighted at Geekbench , and the listing seems to suggest that the smartphone will be among the fir... [Full Article...]

Dying Light is still pulling in 500000 weekly players

Dying Light is still pulling in 500000 weekly players It appears the first content that will be on the way will contain new enemies. It starts with "DLC No. 0", which introduces new adversaries. GameSpot has learned that the first content drop is arriving "in the coming weeks". Thus, it is reaching out to fans and asking them for feedback and suggestions. In the original announcement, Techland also said you can expect never-before-seen locations ... [Full Article...]

Kerala actress abduction case: High Court rejects Dileep's bail plea

Kerala actress abduction case: High Court rejects Dileep's bail plea The actor has already served 10 days in jail and had approached the High Court after the Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate court had rejected his bail plea. During last week, the court had postponed the case seeking immediate consideration of the bail plea. Meanwhile, the situation is getting more complicated for Dileep as other investigating agencies - like the Enforcement Directorate an... [Full Article...]


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