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Latest WhatsApp Beta update lets you invite others to a group with public share links

Latest WhatsApp Beta update lets you invite others to a group with public share links

Even though WhatsApp remains to be the world’s most popular messaging app, the company still tries to constantly come up with regular updates and a plethora of new features every now and then. The latest feature to be added is one which was being demanded by users since quite some time now – the ability to add/invite people to a closed group without the need of saving the other person(s) number in your contacts list.   For those of you who are using the beta version of WhatsApp can get their hands on this new feature that comes with the latest 2.16.281 update. In-case you guys are wondering about the benefits of this new adding to group feature, here’s a simple example: Think of businesses or large groups like students or sports teams where you want to make it as fast as possible to add everyone to the chat. Instead of the admin having to take each person’s phone number, create a contact, wait for it to appear inside WhatsApp, then manually add them to the group, they’d just have to print a QR code or write an NFC tag, or maybe email the link to everyone, and they’d be able to join instantly. Simple isn’t it?    Another small but noteworthy feature that has been added is a little forward button right next to all shared media (images, GIFs, Videos etc.) making it relatively quite easy and quick to share files. Instead of using the conventional method of having to tap and hold the media file just for the sharing options to pop up, then selecting the forward option, this new feature is definitely a handy solution.    For those of you who would like to give WhatsApp beta a try can download it from the links provided below but just keep in mind that (as in the case with all beta apps)  testing versions may be unstable or may have a few bugs. The rest of you would be getting the new features pretty soon. Download WhatsApp Beta: WhatsApp...

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Infinix Note 3 – Bigger, Better & Faster

Infinix Note 3 – Bigger, Better & Faster

Infinix Note 3 is launching soon to shake up the smartphone market in Pakistan, with its incredibly large screen, 2-day battery, ultra-fast charging and fingerprint sensor. Infinix Note 3 boasts two network variants, 3G enabled handsets and 4G enabled handsets.  Note 3’s fast charging technology allows 200 mins of talktime with a quick 5 minute charge and with the Aerospace Cooling technology, the phone is never too hot to handle. SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: 162.5 x 82.8 x 8.4 mm Weight: 199 g Battery: 4500 mAh Li-Po battery (XCharge 3.0) OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Processors: 1.3 GHz octa-core CPU, MediaTek Helio X10 MT6753 chipset Display: 6.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 368 pixels per inch (PPI) RAM:  2GB Internal storage: 16GB Memory Card Slot: MicroSD, up to 128 GB Camera: Primary: 13MP with dual LED flash (up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures) Secondary: 5MP with soft flash (up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures) Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n and 3G capability Charging port type: MicroUSB 2.0 Dual SIM compatibility: Yes Design With a thickness of only 8.4mm to go along with the large screen, the Infinix Note 3 has a unique feel about it. The body is made out of aluminum alloy that lends it a fine textured finish. The Cadillac masculine sides of the phone look classy and go very well with the overall look of the phone. Display The Note 3’s 6.0”, 1,080-pixel ultra-high definition screen increases both the viewable area and image quality. Streaming videos on your phone, looking at your pictures and videos or just browsing the internet – all can be done and viewed on the big screen.  Gamers would love the huge screen of the Note 3. With the high definition graphics and a processor that can take the heat, a lot of heavy duty games can be played seamlessly on Note 3. Hardware Equipped with a 1.3 GHz octa-core processor and MediaTek Helio X10 MT6753 chipset, the Infinix Note 3 is quite heavy-duty under the cover. With a slot for extendable storage via a MicroSD memory card, you will always have room for your data and files. Standard connectivity of WiFi, Bluetooth and and 3G are available on the phone.  Dual SIM slots are available for those with the need for the extra SIM card.  The speaker components have been tested and they provide high quality sound to go along with the giant screen to give you the best out of your viewing experience. Software The Infinix Note 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS, a customized operating system that boasts battery optimization capabilities. The interface performs smoothly and you can even make use of fun and useful features such as customized themes,...

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Introducing Google Allo – Your Perfect Messaging Companion

Introducing Google Allo – Your Perfect Messaging Companion

Google have finally raised the curtains on their much awaited new messaging app following the successful launch of Google Duo last month. Introducing Google Allo, a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, doodles and HUGE emojis & text. Allo brings you the Google Assistant, preview edition. Smart Reply Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses to text and photos, in your style.     Ink Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text.       Stickers Say it all with the perfect sticker. Stickers in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world.     SHOUT or whisper No more typing in ALL CAPS to get your point across. Say it louder or quieter by changing the size of your text with a quick swipe.     Meet your personal Google Assistant Google Allo brings you the Google Assistant, preview edition. Find restaurants nearby, share videos and get answers, all from within your conversation with your friends. Add @google to your group conversation or chat one-on-one with your Assistant. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.     Incognito mode Send messages with end-to-end encryption, use private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet and control how long your messages stick around with expiring chats. The Google Assistant and Smart Reply are only available in English at this time.   Download Google Allo today and start chatting with your friends! Source: Google...

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WhatsApp introduces new “Mentions” feature for group chats

WhatsApp introduces new “Mentions” feature for group chats

Lets admit the fact that WhatsApp groups can get a bit annoying sometimes especially if people start talking on off-topics rather than discussing about relevant topics pertaining to the groups. Whatsapp knows your grievances and in order to tackle this issue, the company has come up with a very good solution. As of today, Whatsapp has introduced a new “Mentions” feature for group chats that lets you tag people within the conversation. The feature which is similar to the one found in Twitter, Instagram and Telegram can be useful especially for large groups. But that’s not the only new feature that Whatsapp is getting in this update. If you are getting annoyed by increasing number of messages in the group chat but you can not mute the chat either, well, now you can! The new Whatsapp chat allows users to still get notification in muted chats if a member has mentioned him/her using “@”. Whatsapp previously added the option to quote messages, a welcome change by the messaging giant. By introducing this feature, people might not feel that annoyed with a thousand messages waiting for them in group chats. The mentions feature comes with the latest Whatsapp update version 2.16.272 for both iOS and Android devices. Let us know your thoughts on this new feature in the comments below....

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The Galaxy Note 7 has been officially recalled by Samsung

The Galaxy Note 7 has been officially recalled by Samsung

Samsung has officially recalled, its latest flagship device the Galaxy Note 7 globally. The device was getting great reviews all over world less one complain. The battery would explode while the device was on charge. There were 35 reported sets which have had the issue so far. Korean news agency Yonhap first reported that Samsung was preparing the recall yesterday, and a spokesperson later confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that sales had been halted in the company’s native country of South Korea. Yonhap said that Samsung was in discussions with carriers including Verizon Wireless regarding how to handle the recall process. According to an unnamed Samsung official that spoke earlier to Yonhap, the vast majority of Note 7 phones should be unaffected, despite the sweeping recall. “Products installed with the problematic battery account for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold,” said the official. “The problem can be simply resolved by changing the battery, but we’ll come up with convincing measures for our consumers.”   Samsung has also stated that, this issue will be handled properly and the handsets will be replaced by new units. Below is the statement given by them: Samsung is committed to producing the highest quality products and we take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously. In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue. To date (as of September 1) there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7. For customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks. We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible. Picture Source:...

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Infinix officially launch the Hot 4 with a 4000mAh battery and Fingerprint scanner for PKR 12,599

Infinix officially launch the Hot 4 with a 4000mAh battery and Fingerprint scanner for PKR 12,599

When it comes to phones with great specs at extremely affordable prices, Infinix is one name that at once springs to mind. In the past one year, the brand has been a massive fan favorite mainly due to its different price variants catered to the needs and requirements of the everyday smartphone user. Continuing on that same practice, the Chinese OEM has yet again come up with another beautiful looking device that not only boasts some really good specs, but also at the same time tends to go easy on your wallets as well. Infinix in an exclusive Facebook live event recently launched the Hot 4, which as the name suggests is the fourth device of the highly acclaimed “Infinix Hot” series. Let us now take a closer look at what the Hot 4 has to offer. Display The screen is the most wanted item on the smartphone list. With the Infinix Note, the screen has been given top priority and modified into a spectacular display that shares such depth of clarity with detail so as to stun the viewer. The 5.5 inch 720p HD screen is perfect for entertainment viewers and regular smartphone usage at all times. The 12 ultra-bright backlight LEDs showcases a wonderful bright and clear picture that is adjustable to meet the user’s high standards. Ultra-Quad Core Processor The Infinix mobiles have spread like wildfire in Pakistan due to their attention to detail, more importantly the smartphone processor and improving upon it to produce some stellar results. The Hot 4 sports a 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor along with a Mali-400MP GPU, a perfect blend of speed and power needed for high end gaming and other processing tasks. Camera One of the major focus of smartphones these days are the front and rear cameras. With the selfie trend on the rise and the need of capturing those perfect moments, a good camera is always a plus point. On that similar note, the Hot 4 boasts an 8MP rear camera which captures some really decent shots. On the front of the device you will find a 5MP camera perfect for taking selfies. Smart & Secure Fingerprint Scanner The security protocols that are embedded into the Infinix Hot 4 are certainly a dream come true as the new fingerprint scanner has taken hold. Rather than complicate the entire process with long forgettable passwords and confusing patterns and lines, the simple imprint of the finger is enough for providing access to the owner. It’s simple, easy and takes away all the hard work from the equation. ROM & RAM Memory Expansion The Infinix Hot 4 comes with 16GB of on-board storage with...

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