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WhatsApp’s inroad in the Indian market continues with QR code support for payment
Mar28

WhatsApp’s inroad in the Indian market continues with QR code support for payment

WhatsApp is gradually becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Indian market as the messaging app has added QR code support for payments. This is looking more like one of the final pieces of the company’s plans to capture or dominate the Indian market. QR code support will allow WhatsApp users to carry out monetary transactions within the app. Tech Rader reports that the feature is currently being enabled for users in the Android...

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Facebook launches new app to help you find and pay for public Wi-Fi
Mar16

Facebook launches new app to help you find and pay for public Wi-Fi

Apparently, users are finding it increasingly difficult to find and pay for Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi, and the company knows this. According to TNW, the social media giant has quietly added an app to the Play Store that helps you find and pay for public Wi-Fi networks hosted by its local partners. Recall that the service [Express Wi-Fi] was first launched in India back in 2015. Not quite long after that time, the social networking...

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Alexa now allows you to place calls and send messages on tablets
Mar13

Alexa now allows you to place calls and send messages on tablets

I knew from the very first time Alexa was launched into the market that the power assistant from Amazon will only get better. Now, Amazon is going a step further by allowing you to make free calls and messages with Alexa without an Echo. You can place all calls—and that includes video calls, and send messages from Android tablets, iPads and Amazon Fire models [no surprise there]. All you have to do is to ask Alexa to get in touch; but...

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Google Releases Android P Developer Preview
Mar08

Google Releases Android P Developer Preview

Google is sticking to a recent tradition—releasing the developer preview of the next Android version every March. The latest iteration, dubbed as Android P (no official name yet), is an early build for developers only for now. In brief, the mobile operating system is not for daily use. But what’s new for everyday users? Native Support for Display Cutout. The notches cut into the display atop the screen. Developers can test how their...

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Messenger Lite now has a video calling feature
Mar08

Messenger Lite now has a video calling feature

With over 100 million downloads on the Play Store, Facebook’s Messenger Lite is turning out to be a well-thought of app for the developer. For an app that made its debut late last year, not many thought it would have clocked that milestone by now; but of course, Facebook is involved, and you know what that means. Facebook is going ahead with plans to make the messaging app even more popular by adding a video calling feature. Despite...

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Google Search integrated into iMessage
Mar06

Google Search integrated into iMessage

For all those who use Apple’s messaging app, iMessage, Google Search has now been integrated into the service. The integration is a part of an effort to get the world’s most popular search engine more rooted into iOS devices. According to Google, the search app for iOS now has an extension designed for iMessage. That means you can now search the web on your iPhone or iPad—and of course, quickly add the search results to your iMessage...

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