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Nokia's first device to the post Microsoft era

Nokia isn't exactly known for its tablets, but having sold its phone-making division to Microsoft it's hoping to catch your eye with its latest compellingly priced Android offering. The Nokia N1 starts at $250 and is set to go on sale in China before the Chinese New Year -- that's February 19, 2015. Information on other international pricing and release dates have yet to be announced, but the US dollar price converts to around £160 or AU$290. The N1 looks trendy and slim. It's 6.9mm thick and an aluminum frame that comes in dark gray or silver. Its 7.9-inch IPS LCD screen boasts a 4:3 aspect ratio with a 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution. Inside you'll find a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 CPU and PowerVR G6430 GPU with 2GB RAM. In a somewhat unusual move, the Nokia N1 houses a whopping 32GB of internal storage. Initially this sounds impressive, until you realise it can't be expanded. Nonetheless, some manufactures have the gall to leave you with a lot less and no mi

WhatsApp add new features to Group Chat : Multiple Admins

The new Group Chat feature in WhatsApp lets you chat with up to 100 people at once. Previously it was only 50. It is a great way stay in touch with your family, friends and colleagues. Specially for people with larger number of peers, like students in a class or in a big office, it is now easy to add all the people as members of the group. In addition to the change in number of people you can add to a group, there are a few more changes : Every group has one or more admins. Only admins can add or remove participants. Previously you had only one admin for a group.  Now you can see the Received and Read receipt for all the members of the group, even if they have set privacy option. Other things you must know about Group Chats are: There is no limit to the number of groups you can create. Only admins can make other participants admins. If the last admin leaves the group, a new admin will be randomly assigned. You can always control your own participation in a Group Chat, by staying in or

Read Receipts: WhatsApp - Lets you disable Blue Ticks

WhatsApp introduced a new feature recently that showed two blue checkmarks next to messages when a message was read by recipients. The problem was that there was no option to turn it off or at least suppress it. As soon as you opened a chat a read receipt would appear on the sender's screen. Earlier I have mentioned on my post ( WhatsApp's Blue Tick: Really an Upgrade or a menace ? ) that WhatsApp's Blue Tick may be a reason for Divorces And BreakUps. For the millions who use the WhatsApp service, a new feature is creeping up into a few conversations: blue check-marks. Fear the blue, feel its icy chill run to your core. No more excuses, no more evasions, no more forgetfulness. You did read those messages, and the other person knows. Now WhatsApp brings good news for those who don't want, that the person on the other side knows when you have read the message.  A new update (v 2.11.444)  has been released, which allow us to  disable read receipts. To disable read recei

WhatsApp's Blue Tick: Really an Upgrade or a menace ?

"But honey, I only opened WhatsApp to reply to my boss. He still forwards me every stupid joke he gets. I didn't notice your message about the dinner with your parents!" "Oh. I thought you did and you ignored me." "No, no, I swear. Is it too late to reschedule now? Please don't tell me that I'm missing another lovely evening with your mother!" "See, I had a hunch that you were lying, but now I'm sure. You would never use the word lovely in the same sentence as my mother. Plus, WhatsApp showed me two blue checkmarks." "Two what-now?" "Blue checkmarks. It means you read the message, moron. Before noon. And you didn't answer until now... Eight in the evening. How convenient!" He mutters "Shit!" then hears a click. Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep. WhatsApp's Blue Tick may be a reason for Divorces And BreakUps That and many other similar scenarios are bound to start occurring in the near future. For t

How to Install Android Apps on SD Card

If you are using an Android Phone with low Internal Memory, you might feel to Install all your Games and Utility Apps on an External Storage. But some Phones are programmed such that, you can only install Apps on your Phone's Internal Memory. So have you ever ran low on memory space on your android and had to delete some apps? Now I have a solution for you. With a computer and a microSD card you don't have to worry about running out of space on your phone any more! You don't even need to root your phone! After this, your phone will automatically install apps to your external memory. Note - This works on both Windows and Mac OS Items needed: 1. Android Phone 2. Micro USB cable 3. A computer Warning for galaxy users! This method of moving your apps to External Storage is known for not working with the Galaxy series, if you own a galaxy or you are getting a galaxy and is thinking of moving your apps to an External storage, I recommend rooting your device, enabling further ac

Trick to use dual number on WhatsApp from a Single Phone

When I think about the features that I need in a smartphone, I tend to be pretty practical. Sure, apps, a media player, and a good-quality Web browser are great, but what I really want is a good dual-SIM card phone. Now I know that dual-SIM phones have been around for years , but the biggest problem is How to use WhatsApp from two different numbers at the same time. WhatsApp allows only one number to be logged in at a time. If you Google, you will find different methods, which actually doesn't work, or you need to have ROOT access to your device, which may void the Warranty. So, here I have a Solution !! Though there is no Risk in this process, but still be sure about what you are doing.  For this you need an Android Device ( KitKat or higher), and an App - OGWhatsApp (Download Link Below). Once you install OGWhatsApp on your Android device, the app allows you to use two different telephone numbers with WhatsApp from the same smartphone. It´s much easier to install OGWhatsApp tha

Use Visual Studio to Build Android Apps

You might think you need x-code to write an iOS app. You might think you need eclipse to write an Andriod app. Visual Studio, is it just for Windows? The answer is a solid “No”. Since the recent update of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, developers have comprehensive tooling to support Apache Cordova. WHAT’S APACHE CORDOVA? Apache Cordova was PhoneGap; it was purchased by Adobe, then spun off as an open source project to build a consistent, universal shell to run apps written with HTML/JavaScript/CSS across all the mobile platforms. Today we call PhoneGap, Apache Cordova. Lots of developers know how to build iOS apps. Lots of developers know how to build Windows apps. Lots of developers know how to build Android apps. But, every developer knows how to write HTML, code in JavaScript, and edit CSS. Look at your development team; are they ready to write a mobile app? Before you answer, ask: do they know how to code for the web? The consistent, universal shell that makes Cordova work across pl