Why Remove your WhatsApp data from Google Drive!!!!
Google has recently been facing the heat for tracking users’ location even when they have turned off the location. So That amid all that, the issue of users’ data privacy has again caught people’s attention as it affects some two billion users of devices that run Google’s Android operating software and hundreds of millions of worldwide iPhone users who rely on Google for Maps or search.
Among all the things that Google stores for us, there is also our WhatsApp data that has recently seen a policy change. All your chats — that also include heavy multimedia files as well — will no longer occupy space in your Google Drive. This means that all your chats messages, photos, and videos on WhatsApp synced with your Google Drive using a Google account but stored without using up the limited 15GB of Google Drive space that you get. But given that there always a risk of privacy infringement and data theft, your data is never completely safe if it’s stored in Cloud.
Let’s know: How to Remove your WhatsApp data from Google Drive
Follow these steps if you want to remove WhatsApp data from your Google Drive:-
Latest Version Android Pie 9 harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence to give you more from your phone. Now it’s smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. Android Pie is the ninth major version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018, and the first developer preview was released on the same day. The second preview, considered beta quality, was released on May 8, 2018. The final beta of Android Pie (fifth preview, also considered as a “Release Candidate”) was released on July 25, 2018. The first official release released on August 6, 2018.
History of Android
The version history of the Android mobile operating system began with the public release of the Android beta on November 5, 2007. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released on September 23, 2008. Android continually developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. And it has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since the initial release.
Versions 1.0 and 1.1 were not released under specific code names, although Android 1.1 was unofficially known as Petit Four. Android code names are confectionery-themed and have been in alphabetical order since 2009’s Android 1.5 Cupcake. The most recent version of Android is Android 9 Pie, which was released in August 2018.
Latest Version Android Pie 9 Features with Artificial Intelligence
Accessibility Menu: With Android 9’s new accessibility menu, common actions like taking screenshots and navigating with one hand are now easier for motor-impaired users.
Select to Speak – OCR in Camera View: With Select to Speak, you can select text on the screen and the content read aloud. Now, Android Pie 9 has added OCR support for S2S in Camera and Pictures to make the text even more accessible. Simply select text when using the camera or in a picture, the text highlighted and read aloud.
Sound amplifier: This new Accessibility Service makes it easier to understand conversations by dynamically adjusting over 100 settings to boost the audio in scenarios such as a loud restaurant, bar, or concert.
Battery & Brightness
Battery Saver: Battery Saver keeps your charge going longer than ever by turning off features like the Always-On display. Plus, you have more control over when it comes on – so you can go further on one charge.
Adaptive Battery: This feature uses machine learning to predict which apps you’ll use in the next few hours and which you likely won’t, so your phone only spends battery power on the apps you care about.
Adaptive Brightness: With Adaptive Brightness, your phone learns how you set your screen’s brightness in different lighting environments and automatically does it for you over time.
Background restrictions: Now, you’ll see recommendations in Settings to restrict certain apps that use too much battery, so you can have more control over your battery.
External camera support: Android 9 now supports external USB / UVC cameras on certain devices.
Do Not Disturb: Improvements to Do Not Disturb to silence not just notification sounds, but also all the visual interruptions. Calls from starred contacts will still come through, so you don’t have to worry about missing something urgent.
App dashboard: Get a daily view of the time spent on your phone, how frequently you use different apps, and how many notifications you get.
Wind Down: Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Grayscale fades your screen to gray while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep.
App timers: App timers let you set daily time limits for your apps. When you reach the limit, the app paused for the rest of the day.
Display cutout: Support for devices with cutouts to make use of available screen space.
Edge-to-edge screens: Support for devices with 18:9 and taller aspect ratios, and devices with display cutouts
Multiple users on dedicated devices: Android 9 makes it easy for users to share a single device, good for shift workers or public kiosks.
Work tab in the launcher: Now, you can visually separate your work apps. Tap on the work tab to see work apps all in one place, and turn them off with a simple toggle when you get off work.
Postpone Over-the-air (OTA) updates: Android 9 now provides the ability for Enterprise IT admins to define freeze periods up to 90 days during which time devices in their fleet will not update the Android OS. This ensures their devices states remain unchanged during a critical time like holidays.
Multiple Bluetooth connections: With Android 9, you can connect up to five Bluetooth devices and switch between these devices seamlessly. Incoming phone calls sent to all connected Bluetooth devices that can accept, so you’ll never miss a call.
Sound delay reporting: Android 9 offers support for headsets with sound delay reporting. So video on your device and audio on your headphones can always stay in sync.
Volume memory per Bluetooth device: Android 9 will now remember the last volume you set for each of your Bluetooth devices. No more blasting music too loudly when you reconnect to your car or headphones.
HDR: Android 9 adds built-in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2, so you can watch HDR-enabled movies on YouTube and Google Play Movies. HDR improves the brightness and color range of video to improve the picture quality and experience.
HD Audio: Improved performance and support for HD audio delivering clearer, sharper, and richer quality sound.
HEIF: Android 9 now supports HEIF photos on the Android platform to improve compression of pictures and reduce the amount of storage needed.
Notification enhancements for messaging: Now, messaging apps can provide suggested ‘smart replies’ in the notification, so you can respond in a tap. Plus, any inline reply drafts won’t disappear if you navigate away. And you’ll be able to see images sent from your friends right in the notification.
Manage Notifications: You now have a quick way to turn off notifications from a range of apps. So you only receive those that are helpful to you. You’ll also get a smart prompt if you’re swiping away certain notifications whether you want to keep receiving them.
Privacy & Security
Android Backups: Android 9 enables encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret (the device PIN, pattern or password) for greater security.
An Android biometric prompt: Android 9 introduces a number of new security features, including a standardized biometric authentication prompt to provide a more consistent authentication experience across Android.
The Android Protected Confirmation: On compatible hardware, apps can now use UI controlled by the secure hardware to get your confirmation for a sensitive transaction, such as making a payment.
StrongBox: On compatible hardware, apps can now take advantage of tamper-resistant hardware to protect their private keys. Making it harder than ever for malware to steal their credentials.
Privacy enhancements: Android 9 safeguards privacy in a number of new ways. Now, Android will restrict access to your phone’s microphone, camera, or other sensors when an app is idle or running in the background. (If an app does need to access a sensor, it will show a persistent notification on your phone.) Android 9 also brings important improvements that protect all web communications and offer private web surfing.
System Usability Enhancements
At-a-Glance on Always-on-Display: See things like calendar events and weather on your Lock Screen and Always-on Display.
Redesigned Quick Settings: A more consistent user experience for Quick Settings with all toggles. It plus an updated visual design and added informational subtext.
Volume controls: Simpler, more accessible volume controls let you control media volume instantly. As well as quickly toggle call and notification volume settings.
Screenshots: Now, you can take screenshots easily from the power menu and draw, annotate, or crop them quickly.
Rotation: Get more control over your phone’s display rotation with a simple button that confirms. When you’d like to change the rotation on your device – even when your orientation locked.
New system navigation: Re-design of Android’s system navigation to help make it simpler to search and move between apps. Swipe up from anywhere to see full-screen previews of recently used apps. Swipe left and right to easily navigate between them, and tap on one to jump in.
App Actions: App Actions predicts what you’ll want to do next based on your context. And displays that action right on your phone, saving you time.
Slices: Interactive snippets of your favorite apps surfaced in different places, like Google Search.
Overview Selection: Long-press to select text or image in Overview mode and see actions based on what you’ve selected (for example, an option to route to an address with Google Maps or share for an image).
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has finally taken the wraps off its flagship smartphone series of 2018, The company has launched four handsets as part of the Huawei Mate 20 series — Huawei Mate20, Huawei Mate20 X, Huawei Mate20 Pro, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Edition. The Mate 20 series takes on high-end flagship Android smartphones such as Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Samsung Galaxy S9 series. So that all the devices come powered by Huawei’s own Artificial Intelligence equipped Kirin 980 chipset — 7nm process mobile phone SoC — which is one of the key highlights of the handsets.
The chipset is claimed to be the world’s first Cortex-A76 architecture chipset, first dual NPU design and also the world’s first to support LTE Cat.21. All the devices feature a textured back design and run on Huawei’s custom UI EMUI 9.0 based on Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie. As part of the UI, Huawei offers features such as gesture controls, app twin, private space, 3D modeling calorie calculator and more.
Here is taking a look at all of them in detail:-
Specifications of Huawei Mate 20
The first and the basic handset in this series is the Huawei Mate 20. The device offers a 6.53-inch FHD+ of 2240x1080p resolution RGBW display with a waterdrop notch on the top. It offers the Leica-powered triple-camera system on the back. There is a 16-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor (f/2.2 aperture), a 12-megapixel wide sensor and (f/1.8 aperture), and an 8-megapixel sensor which is a 2X telephoto lens.
The cameras offer AI-based features such as AI Composition, AI 4D predictive focus, AI HDR and AI Cinema Mode. There is a 24-megapixel sensor on the front. Backed by a 4,200mAh battery it is available in three storage variants. Apart from offering a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the handset offers Bone Voice ID which is basically a voice-based type of user authentication that uses AI to unlock the smartphone. It IP53 rated meaning that dust resistant and water splashes. Colour options include Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Black, Pink Gold, and Twilight.
Specifications of Huawei Mate 20 Pro
A slightly advanced version of the Mate 20, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro offers a 6.39-inch 2K (3120x1440p) curved OLED screen with a wider notch than the Huawei Mate 20. Unlike the Mate 20, it has an on-screen fingerprint sensor and dual stereo speakers. It is also IP68 rated meaning that it is both water and dust resistant. Backed by a 4,200mAh battery, the Mate 20 Pro offers wireless reverse charging that makes the handset a charging pad for other Qi-enabled devices. Additionally, it offers 3D Face Unlock support as well.
The camera specifications of the Mate 20 Pro include. A triple camera setup of a 40-megapixel wide angle sensor (f/1.8 aperture). A 20-megapixel ultra wide sensor and (f/2.2 aperture), and an 8-megapixel sensor which is a 3X telephoto lens. The device offers a new dual SIM design with NM card (Nano-Memory) card. Processor and color options remain the same the Huawei Mate 20.
Specifications of Huawei Mate 20 X
Offering a massive screen of 7.2-inch, the Huawei Mate 20 X is Huawei’s biggest handset to date. It has a FHD+ OLED display of 2240x1080p resolution with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It also comes with Huawei M-Pen support and due to that becomes an ideal competition of the South Korean tech giant Samsung’s flagship phablet Galaxy Note 9. But unlike the Galaxy Note 9, it comes with features like cooling system comprising graphene film cooling. And a vapor chamber and GPU Turbo 2.0, the handset is completely optimized for gamers.
It backed by a 5,000mAh battery with a claimed battery backup of up to 23 hours of video playback. Like the other two handsets, it too offers a 24-megapixel front camera. And a triple rear camera setup of a 40-megapixel sensor (f/1.8 aperture). A 20-megapixel sensor which is a telephoto unit and (f/2.4 aperture), and an 8-megapixel sensor. Which is an ultra wide-angle lens?
Huawei Mate20 Price
The Huawei Mate 20 (4GB + 128GB configuration) has been priced at of EUR 799. And the 6GB + 128GB configuration variant costs EUR849. It will be available starting October 16, 2018.
Huawei Mate20 Pro Price
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro (6GB + 128GB configuration) costs EUR1049 and will be available from October 16, 2018
Price Of Huawei Mate20 X
The Huawei Mate20 X (6GB + 128GB configuration) will cost EUR899 and will be available starting October 26, 2018. It comes also in two color options –Midnight Blue, Silver Violet.
The company has announced that the new HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, as well as HUAWEI WATCH GT, will go on sale in countries including the U.K, France, Italy, and United Arab Emirates soon.
SAMSUNG Galaxy A9 (2018) launched World’s first quad camera smartphone. Samsung yesterday announced the Galaxy A9 at an event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Galaxy A9 is the world’s first smartphone with a rear quad camera. It comes with 6.3” FHD+ screen, up to 8GB RAM and Android 8.0 (Oreo). The new Galaxy A9 also joins the recently launched Galaxy A7(2018) ₹ 23,990. So that which introduced the first Galaxy A-Series innovation in the camera department by featuring a triple rear camera setup. Another highlight of the Galaxy A9 (2018) is its Infinity Display, with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as the presence of up to 8GB of RAM. The company is also touting a 3D Glass curved back. The smartphone also succeeds the original Samsung Galaxy A9, that was launched back in 2015.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price starts at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 51,300) and GBP 549 (roughly Rs. 53,700). It will be made available from November. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price in India was not announced at the event, nor was availability for the market. It available in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue color variants, with the first and last featuring a gradient pattern.
The Samsung Galaxy(2018) A9 sports a 6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It’s backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon660 processor, coupled with 128GB storage and up to 512GB of expandable memory. It’s also available in 6GB/8GB RAM variants with 3,800mAh battery and operates on Android 8.0 (Oreo).
The Galaxy A9 equipped with four cameras
8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 24MP main sensor, a 5MP depth sensor and a 10MP telephoto sensor with 2x Optical Zoom at the back. On the front, the smartphone features a 24MP camera. So that the Galaxy(2018) A9 features Bixby, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Health and you can take advantage of the many multi-tasking benefits the Galaxy A9 offers, including App Pair. So that the Galaxy A9 will be available in selected markets from November
Founded back in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries, Suwon, South Korea-headquartered Samsung Electronics today makes everything from televisions to semiconductors. It also released its first Android smartphone in 2009 and credited with the launch of the first Android tablet back in 2010. So that the company is among the biggest players in the smartphone market in the world. It also recently developed smartphones running Tizen OS, as an alternative to its Android-based smartphones.
After months of anticipation, we finally got to see Google’s flagshipGoogle Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3XL on October 10 at the Made by Google2018 event. Both Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3XL come armed with a host of new features. From hardware upgrades to (more) innovative software functions, the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have it all. At the launch, it was announced that the phones start at $799. But how much do the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL Price in India and how do you buy Google’s latest flagship smartphones?
What is the price in India of Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3XL?
When it comes to price in India, Apple set the bar quite high with iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Consequently, Google also increased their prices for this year’s flagship launches. According to Google, Pixel 3 64GB will be available for ₹71,000 while the Pixel 3 128GB just touches the ₹80,000 mark. Similarly, Pixel 3 XL 64GB which has a larger screen and a better processor will be available in India for just ₹83,000 while the 128GB variant of the Pixel 3 XL will be available for ₹92,000.
Apart from smartphones, Google has also launched the Pixel Stand which it claims to be the fastest wireless charger ever. The Google Pixel Stand will be available in India for ₹6,900 and will be up for pre-orders along with the smartphones.
Full Specifications of Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) flexible OLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, with a pixel density of 443ppi. The device sports an Aluminum frame with Hybrid coating, soft touch glass at the back.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon845 processor, the Google Pixel 3 comes with 4GB RAM. On the storage front, the smartphone comes in either 64GB or 128GB capacities without a support for microSD card.
The Pixel 3 smartphones come with exclusive in-camera Google Lens suggestions that work in real-time on URLs, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and QR codes. The new Pixel smartphones will also come with a new Google Assistant feature called Call Screen – the AI-powered feature that will see the phone answer for you, ask who’s calling and why.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are YouTube Signature devices. Another highlight feature is the ‘Now Playing‘, which is an always-on music identification feature
Specifications Google Pixel 3XL
There is not much difference in the specifications between the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3L. The notable difference, however, is in the display size and battery. The Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch QHD +(2960 x 1440) flexible OLED with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. And HDR support and 100,000:1 contrast ratio.
The smartphone is backed by a 3430mAh battery with fast-charging support. Google claims that both can work for up to 7 hours with 15 minutes of single charge.
How to buy the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in India?
While tech enthusiasts will be itching to get their hands on the new Pixel 3 and 3XL. It won’t be available until November 1, 2018. But what you can actually do right now is pre-order. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be up for pre-order from October 11, 2018, on Flipkart.com. Airtel’s online store and other offline retailers like Reliance Digital and Croma.
Flipkart will also offer some lucrative launch deals through which you can avail of a no-cost EMI option at just ₹3,944 per month. Flipkart will also offer a 50 percent buyback guarantee within 12 months. HDFC bankdebit and credit card users will also have an opportunity to avail of an additional discount of ₹5000 and can exchange your old phone for another at a discount of up to ₹4,000.
In the world of digital marketing and social media, it takes more than a funny video or trendy catchphrase for a product to become a hit with consumers. A few years ago it became nearly unthinkable to have a business and industry without having a website for it. That’s still the case, but with the impressive rise of smart mobile technology, it may soon become unthinkable to have a business and the future of digital marketing without having an app.
It’s safe to say that apps are the future of digital marketing and that attention to brand app users will surpass attention to retweets and Facebook likes in importance over the next few years.
Give Your Brand a Voice
The primary reason we expect a lot of changes in this industry is that players are engaged in a cut-throat competition to outdo each other in this contest for consumer attention. It is a healthy competition as it has brought about new ideas and the biggest winner here is the consumer. All these efforts are geared towards enticing consumers more than competitors.
By the end of 2017, there were more than 40,000 Alexa skills alone and more than 44 million Alexa and Google Home devices sold.
Not all Alexa and Google skills are perfect. But this is an amazing push by brands into a new and unknown channel, where there are no real ROI numbers yet to show that voice will be a winner. The adoption and speed of voice-driven conversations are becoming a reality much faster than anticipated.
The answer may be that more brands are now willing to experiment early with technology and feel more comfortable testing new channels like voice and bots.
And don’t forget that Google’s Assistant app and Siri do not require a smart speaker. They are more accurate and relevant user data because Google knows your location, movement, and app habits which a smart speaker currently can’t.
The future of Digital Marketing
Virtual reality (VR)
This gives consumers a chance to interact with products in a simulated three-dimensional environment, created using interactive software and hardware technologies.
A more advanced form of Virtual Reality. While VR replaces the real world with a simulated one, AR creates a real-time interactive environment in which, a user can digitally manipulate information.
Visual Messaging and less text
Pictures speak better than words. This means future advertisers are bound to use more images as opposed to text. These images and texts passing across information about their products and services.
Reliance on Digital Data for Decision Making
Digital Marketing activities generate a lot of measurable data. This same data is useful for marketers when planning for instance, in market segmentation. It would not be a surprise therefore when future marketers heavily rely on these data in their decision making.
Wearable Digital Devices
These include smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart clothing, smart jewelry, and implantables. They collect vital lifestyle information/data like a person’s eating habits, heartbeat among other data. This is an essential market information intelligence gathering that helps marketers promptly plan and respond to consumer issues.
Human Intelligence vs Artificial intelligence
We have witnessed heated debates on whether Artificial intelligence is superior to Human Intelligence. So the Human Intelligence can be replaced. Despite these arguments, artificial intelligence is here to stay and professionals will increasingly rely on this. Already we have unmanned drones, robots and computer games among other innovations.
This is only but a small glimpse into the future of Digital Marketing. There will be more invention definitely as the future is bright.
For a few months last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 lived at the top of this list, eventually being knocked down by the iPhone X and then Huawei P20 Pro. With the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and a few days of heavy usage, it is time to put the Note 9 back on top as the best smartphone currently available.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 improves upon the Note 8 with a Bluetooth S Pen, more internal capacity and RAM, a massive 4,000 mAh battery, improved dual rear cameras with some software intelligence, enhanced audio capability, and new placement of the rear fingerprint scanner.
The new Bluetooth S Pen is an excellent innovation that is sure to please all Note fans with the additional remote control functionality. Later this year an SDK will be released so that third parties can add support for the Bluetooth S Pen.
Here is the quick review on Samsung galaxy note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 continues to have all of the excellent Galaxy Foundation aspects such as a high level of water resistance, fast wireless charging, a stunning Super AMOLED screen, expandable microSD storage, a 3.5mm headset jack, and much more.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has standard pricing across all carriers with the 128GB version available for $999.99 and a 512GB model for $1,249.99. With a large capacity microSD card, you could actually have more than 1TB in the palm of your hand.
2.HUAWEI P20 PRO
The unique triple camera design with 68 megapixels worth of shooting power should help you take some fantastic shots with a low light mode that beats out all the other smartphones available today.
Huawei has been including massive capacity batteries in its flagships and the P20 Pro is no exception with 4,000 mAh that is sure to get you through at least one full, busy day. It has a large 6.1 inch OLED with a notch you can show or hide, a powerful Kirin 970 processor with integrated AI, IP67 dust and water resistance, and more.
Here is the quick review on Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei’s EMUI has come a long way and the home screen now has a standard Google Feed on one panel with an interface that is close to stock. When Huawei does provide software and settings beyond stock Android, those serve to enhance the device rather than clutter it up and slow it down. The P20 Pro flies through every action and is a sheer joy to use.
3. SAMSUNG GALAXY S9/S9 PLUS
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus earlier this year. It’s an evolution in the Galaxy S line, but one that leads as close to perfection as you can expect for a smartphone today.
Samsung’s Infinity Display continues to take the top spot with every new release, trumping the Apple iPhone X that lived in that spot for a few months. There is 6GB of RAM, the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor, a rear dual aperture camera, another one with super slow motion support (S9 Plus only), the ability to add inexpensive microSD cards, improved Bixby assistant and a hardware button dedicated to its use, Samsung Pay payment technology, wireless and fast charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, a USB Type-C standard port, and traditional 3.5mm headset jack. It also launches with Android 8.0 Oreo. There is nothing missing from the Galaxy S9 Plus and it deserves the top spot.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are available at prices starting at $720 (S9) and $840 (S9 Plus). Samsung has the best prices with other carriers adding additional premiums on top of the MSRP. If you buy an unlocked one from Samsung it will not contain carrier bloatware and is priced lower than most US carriers too. Compared to the $1,000+ iPhone X, the S9 and S9 Plus are reasonably priced.
4. APPLE iPhone X
It was the highest price mass-market phone to launch with a starting price of $999 for 64GB and $1,149 for 256GB. Samsung has slightly higher prices for the Note 9, but we are likely to see even higher priced larger iPhone models in the near future.
The iPhone X is the first unique iPhone design we have seen since the original iPhone launched 10 years ago. It has a large 5.8-inch front display with minimal bezels and no front home button. A Samsung OLED panel used for the first time on an iPhone. There is a dual rear camera setup with a new way to use the iPhone due to the lack of a home button and traditional power button.
Without buttons on the front, the iPhone X relies on advanced facial recognition to unlock and use Apple Pay. It performs reliably and far exceeds the functionality of Samsung’s iris scanning technology. Apple finally includes wireless charging too so you can conveniently charge it by simply setting it down on a wireless charging device.
The iPhone X is the most advanced iPhone to date and offers some new experiences with the front display. This includes extensive gesture support and new ways to access functions on the iPhone. It offers a big screen experience in a rather compact package when compared to other large screen smartphones.
5. LG G7 ThinQ
If you’ve read about the LG G7 ThinQ you have probably seen that most people state it is not exciting and there is nothing that unique and compelling to make people choose the LG G7. To be honest, you could say that about most phones as we have reached peak smartphone and there is very little left that manufacturers can do to raise the bar.
That said, after spending a couple of months with the LG G7, it is clearly a very underrated smartphone. The size is nearly perfect, it offers a wide-angle camera, and it is fairly affordable at less than $750 for a flagship. You can even buy one from Google and use it on Project Fi.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, the LG G7 ThinQ has everything but the kitchen sink included. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual camera setup (one is widescreen that is unique among the dual camera devices), wireless charging, IP68 rating, microSD expansion card for inexpensive unlimited storage expansion, a screen that extends nearly the full front with a notch, and incredible audio support.
The LG G7 ThinQ includes AI elements in its camera and brings the best from the LG V30 video camera with Cine Video mode and more. LG set the bar for phone cameras a few years ago and may be doing it again with the LG G7 ThinQ.
(New WhatsApp Features)WhatsApp, owned by Facebook on September 30, 2014, now has 1 billion users worldwide and is the biggest online messenger app on the market. Founded in 2009 by Jan Koum and Brian Acton ex-Yahoo employees. The app allows users to upload their contact book and message anyone who has the app installed, at no cost. It is available for iPhones, Androids, Blackberries, Windows Phones, Nokia (NOK) phones and, most recently, desktops. It started as a small startup and swelled to 250,000 users in just a few months, growing so fast that they had to add a charge for using the service per year to slow the subscription rate down. In 2014, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook and has seen continued growth, reaching the 1.5 billion mark in February 2018.
WhatsApp keeps on rolling out new features and updates in order to enhance the user experience. This year also WhatsApp has rolled out many big features such as Android Payments, Delete for everyone among others, which allow you to make the most from the app. So, here are all the important changes included in WhatsApp this year…
This is 10 new WhatsApp features you must know about
1. WhatsApp adaptive icons feature
You can change the WhatsApp look on your smartphone, The adaptive icon feature is part of Android Oreo operating system and now WhatsApp has also rolled out support for the same. This enables users to change the shape of the WhatsApp logo as per their choice. The new icon placed in an encased mask, which takes shape on the basis of your choice. The company says that if the user is using a launcher that offers support for these icons then they can set it to default shape which is square, squircle, circle, rounded square, and teardrop.
2. WhatsApp Payments features
You can pay via WhatsApp now, After months of talking and testing, Facebook-owned WhatsApp finally rolled out the payments feature for its Android and iOS users. The payment feature powered by UPI which enables users to send and receive money easily.
You can now delete your sent messages, The Delete for Everyone feature comes really handy as it allows users to delete any message they have sent by mistake. In order to use the feature, users just have to select the message they wish to delete and then click on the delete icon. Earlier, the feature allowed users to delete the message within 7 minutes of sending it. But now it has increased the time limit to 68 minutes
4. Group description feature
You can now add more than just the name, WhatsApp groups are an easy way to communicate with many people at the same time. Keeping in mind the importance of groups, the company has rolled out the Group description feature. The new feature enables users to add up to 500 characters’ description for the members of any group. Presently, every member of the group is allowed to add or change the description. Once the description is added, the group chat gets a notification as well that ‘Person’s name has changed the group description. Tap to view.’ If you remove the description, that gets recorded on the group chat too.
5. Group video calling feature
You can now simultaneously chat with 4 people With the introduction of video calling feature in WhatsApp. Users were able to make video calls with ease. In order to further enhance the user experience, the popular messaging app rolled out the feature of group video calling. Users can now add more members to an ongoing video call by tapping on the icon placed on the top right corner of the screen.
Add location and time stickers This feature of WhatsApp enables users to add location and time stickers to any photo or video while sharing them. Users just need to select a photo from the smartphone gallery and then tap on the smiley icon in the app. Users will then notice the sticker section of smileys, time stamps and location stamps present. Further, users will now see a dial clock or time sticker with the present time and location. Then you can tap on the sticker and share the video or photo with your friends.
8. Voice-to-video call switch feature
You can now switch between voice and video calls WhatsApp also offers a feature which enables users to switch between a video call and voice call. Users will see a hidden switch, which when pulled, jumps from voice to video calling. However, it won’t start the video call right away. The other party would need to give consent before allowing it.
9. WhatsApp YouTube integration feature
You can play YouTube videos right into the chat window. WhatsApp YouTube integration allows users to view YouTube videos directly in the chat window. With this new feature, users just need to click on the YouTube link present in the chat window. After this, the video will start playing in the chat itself. The YouTube video will be played in a small bubble and users will have to ability to increase or decrease the size of that bubble.
10. Special mention feature
Location sharing with other users WhatsApp introduced the live location sharing feature last year. Which enables users to send their real-time location to any of their contacts. In order to share the live location. The users just need to tap of the ‘Location‘ tab hidden under the ‘Attach‘ icon. There they will see the new option of ‘Share Live Location‘. Users can share the live location in both individual and group chat. Users profile photo will appear in the Map whenever they share their live location with any of their contacts.
Apple Carplay and WhatsApp integration
The popular messaging app managed to meet Apple’s strict rules and it introduced the support for Apple’s CarPlay technology. The update offers push notifications which will enable iPhone. And iPad users to communicate with their contacts while they are on the go.
With the help of Google Maps, you can now track the location of your Android smartphone in the form of a timeline. Wondering how?
Have you ever reached into your pocket to pull out the phone and realized that your phone is missing? It’s that moment when that sinking feeling kicks in and you start thinking of the worst. What if the phone is stolen? Did you accidentally drop it somewhere? What happens to the data, images, and contacts? Your mind starts racing hard to recall that one thought or the last moment, you’ve seen the phone. Now, it’s possible that you might just recall in time where you kept your phone or a good Samaritan has kept it safely and you find it instantly after calling on it. However, there’s a strong chance that you might just never find your phone.
While it’s natural to panic at such a moment, fortunately, just like Apple’s ‘Find My Phone’ feature, Android smartphones also come with ‘Find Your Phone’ function. So that this feature keeps track of all the places and their locations you have visited with your phone. With the help of Google Maps, So that you can now track the location of your device in the form of a timeline.
Just simply follow these steps below and find your lost Android Smartphone with Google Maps help
First You need these essential items
Any other smartphone or PC with strong internet connectivity
On Friday FB claimed it had fixed a security vulnerability. It could have allowed hackers to log into about 50 million user accounts. While Facebook reset the logins of these 50 million users. It did the same to another 40 million accounts as a precautionary measure. The incident was big enough for Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg to post that the social network was still investigating the breach. “We do not yet know whether these accounts were misused. But we are continuing to look into this and will update when we learn more.,” He said in a Facebook post.
When did the Facebook breach take place?
In a press call, also attended by Zuckerberg, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of Product Management, said the vulnerability was introduced in July 2017 when Facebook created a new video upload functionality. Facebook launched a probe into the incident on September 16 after it discovered some unusual, like a spike in users. “On the afternoon of September 25, we uncovered this attack and we found this vulnerability.,” he said, adding that the FBI was soon notified and the vulnerability was fixed on September 27 evening after which it “began resetting the access tokens of people to protect the security of their accounts.” This is why people are having to log back into their Facebook accounts.
How were user accounts compromised?
Rosen said the attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted its ‘View As’ feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else. This is how it was exploited: “Once the attackers had an access token for one account, let’s say (Alice’s), they could then use View As to see what another account, let’s say, (Bob’s), could see about (Alice’s) account. Due to the vulnerability, this enabled them to get an access token for (Bob’s) account as well, and so on and so on.”
What caused the vulnerability in ‘View As’?
Rosen said the vulnerability was caused by a combination of three bugs affecting the access token. That is like a “digital key that keeps you logged in to Facebook so that every time you open the app, you don’t need to re-enter your password”. It is not a password.
Rosen explained that the first bug was that “when using the View As function to look at your profile as another person would, the video uploader shouldn’t have actually shown up at all”. But in some cases it did. Secondly, this video uploader “incorrectly used the single sign-on functionally” to generate an access token with the permissions of the Facebook mobile app.
Finally, when the video uploader showed up as part of ‘View’ As it generated an access token, which it shouldn’t have, “not for you as the viewer, but for the user that you are looking up”. Rosen said the attackers discovered this combination that had become a vulnerability.
What should Facebook users do now?
As a precaution, Saket Modi (CEO & Co-Founder of security firm Lucideus) recommended that all Facebook users should log out and re-login into all the gadgets they had the social network was active on.
Meanwhile, Sophos Principal Research Scientist Chester Wisniewski reminded that there are bound to be bugs in something as big and complicated as Facebook. While accepting that theft of access tokens was a problem, he suggested it was not nearly as big of a risk to user’s privacy. He has his own suggestion too: “As with any social media platform, users should assume their information may be made public, through hacking or simply through accidental oversharing. This is why a sensitive information should never be shared through these platforms. For now, logging out and back in is all that is necessary. The truly concerned should use this as a reminder and an opportunity to review all of their security and privacy settings on Facebook and all other social media platforms they share personal information with.”