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WhatsApp Is Now Available on the Web Browser [Chrome Only]

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Finally! You can use WhatsApp on your web browser now. WhatsApp, the popular chat app, now has a web version, though you'll still need your phone to connect to it. To use it, you need to head to the WhatsApp web page, scan a QR code with the WhatsApp mobile app, then get to typing your messages from there.

Right now, the web app's only compatible with Google Chrome in combination with the Android, Windows Phone, or Blackberry version of the mobile app. iOS compatibility isn't on the way for now.

Steps to use WhatsApp on your Chrome Browser:-

1. Download the latest version of WhatsApp from Android App Store OR from WhatsApp website.
2. Open in your Google Chrome browser.
3. You will see a QR code --- scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to use it.

WhatsApp Web

Now you have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. However, your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work
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Asus launches EeeBook X205 Windows 8.1 notebook at Rs 14,999

Asus today launched the EeeBook X205, an affordable 11.6 inch notebook with a full-size keyboard, large touchpad, and powered by aquadcore Intel Atom processor. The EeeBook X205 will be available in India from January 21 through Flipkart and in Asus exclusive stores from February onwards at Rs 14,999.

The device is designed for students and young professionals who are constantly on-the-go. It is manufactured to give users a smartphone-like computing experience. It features a compact design that weighs less than 1 kg. Despite its 11.6-inch size, it boasts a touchpad that is 36 per cent larger than those found on similar-sized notebooks, and is identical in size to touchpads found on 14-inch Asus models. Smart gesture technology also allows users to get the most out of Windows 8.1.

 It runs on a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Bay Trail Atom Z3735 processor with Intel HD Graphics and 2GB RAM. It comes with 32GB of storage, out of which around 20GB is available to users. Microsoft is also offer 15GB OneDrive storage for lifetime and 100GB of free Microsoft OneDrive space for two years. Asus is additionally offering 500GB of its WebStorage for free for two years. 

The EeeBook X205 has a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB of external storage along with two USB 2.0 ports, through which users can connect their portable hard drive.

On the connectivity front, it offers WLan, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-HDMI and two USB 2.0 ports. It will be available on Flipkart in Blue, White, Gold and Red colour options starting from January 21. The device is expected to be available in Asus stores by the first week of February.
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WhatsApp Bans Users for using Unauthorized App WhatsApp Plus

WhatsApp has banned some users for 24 hours because they violated the app's 'terms of service' by using a third-party client called WhatsApp Plus. Various users have reported the ban on different social networking sites like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

WhatsApp has asked users to uninstall WhatsApp plus and install an authorized version of WhatsApp from official website or Google Play to resume the service, although the 24-hour ban will remain for the full duration despite replacing or uninstalling the app. The messaging service announced that WhatsApp Plus is not related to the messaging app and includes codes that are not supported by WhatsApp. The company also added that WhatsApp will not bear any responsibility if any user information gets leaked while using WhatsApp Plus.

It looks like the company is looking to get all the users use its official app, as it has asked the WhatsApp plus users to uninstall the app and download the official one from the official website or the Google Play Store.
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Buying a dual SIM phone? Know the difference between Dual Active and Dual Standby

When buying a dual SIM mobile phone there is one feature that creates a lot of confusion among the customers. It is important to know what Dual Active and Dual Standby really means. Because once you open the handset box pack, there is no turning back.

So you want to buy a dual SIM and the specifications say it supports dual Standby, do you really know what it is or are you just happy that you can use 2 SIM on a single phone. In most cases customers get disappointed because they never understood the feature.

Dual Standby phone

The market is filled with a lot of low cost or high end phones that supports dual Standby mode. Read the word carefully and you will understand what it really means. Dual + Standby, this means the phone supports dual SIM but in Standby mode. In simple words when none of the SIM are used then both the SIM’s are active but when you are using a particular SIM the other SIM becomes inactive.

Another issue with dual standby phones that support 3G is that, when the 3G / 2G network is used the other SIM becomes inactive. Usually you will not notice this issue with normal usage, but try downloading a big file or watch a streaming YouTube video, the other SIM will be unreachable.

In dual standby if a person is using SIM 1 and another person is calling on SIM 2 they will hear the message “not reachable, try again later”.

Many of the dual SIM users usually talk more on one particular SIM and the other SIM is basically for their personal use – not so important, they don’t really have any issues with this mode. If you want both the SIM’s active at all times then this is not the feature you should are looking for.

Dual Active phone

Again as the same suggest its Dual phone with active mode which means both the SIM’s are active all the time. Dual active is relatively easier to understand. Use SIM 1 or SIM 2 for voice calls or net surfing the other SIM is always active you can still receive calls on the other SIM and even switch calls for example, you can keep the caller on SIM 1 on hold and talk to the other user on SIM 2.

There are very few dual Active phones available in India, so if you need this functionality make sure you choose the right option.

The Dual Standby phones use a single transceiver which at a given time can server only one SIM, whereas most dual Active phones comes dual transceiver, one for each SIM.

Do check before you buy the dual active phone because even when the manufacture says that it is dual active it still works like a dual standby.
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Redmi Note 4G Sold Out in 6 Seconds, Read Full Specifications

Xiaomi has once again tasted success in India with its first flash sale for the Redmi Note 4G, seeing 40,000 units of the smartphone go out of stock on Flipkart within six seconds of becoming available.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G went on its first flash sale at 2pm IST on Tuesday via Flipkart. Shortly after the sale ended, Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain announced on Twitter how quickly the smartphones went out of stock.

Redmi Note 4G is a dual band LTE phone which will work on both TDD-2300 MHz and FDD-1800 Mhz 4G frequency bands. Note that the device will work without 4G connectivity and supports other 4G service providers (when launched) apart from Airtel too.

The Redmi Note 4G features the same 13MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture that supports 1080p video recording, and a 5MP front camera.

The 4G version runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor with 2GB RAM. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a single SIM phone unlike the dual SIM 3G version.

The smartphone is powered by a 3100 mAh lithium-polymer battery which is removable. It is priced at Rs 9,999. The 4G version runs on Android 4.4.2 OS sugarcoated with MIUI v5.

During the launch in India, Xiaomi had indicated that updates to Android 5 Lollipop will be available in the future, but provided no time frame.

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Bharti Airtel to Charge Extra for VoIP Calls

Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay more -- Rs 10,000 per GB on 2G network for making calls on Skype, Viber or other voice calling apps, as the operator has decided to charge extra for VoIP service (voice calls over Internet).

Many Indians who have been making VOIP (voice over internet protocol) calls to stay in touch with their friends and family members are for free all these  years in for a shock after reports pointed out that now the services would be charged.

This is the first time in the country that any mobile operator is charging separately for VoIP service. Based on standard rates, usage of each GB of data for VoIP on 3G network will cost about Rs 4,000 and while the same on 2G netwrok will cost about Rs 10,000.

Bharti Airtel's motives are easy to understand. It is, after all, a phone company - and revenues from simple voice calls are threatened by VoIP applications.

The usage of short messaging services or SMS and the associated revenue have fallen sharply as WhatsApp's (the mobile app with voice messaging and text messaging service) popularity has increased . Under schemes, Airtel sells 1GB of 3G data for Rs 249 and 1GB of 2G internet for Rs 175.

This only means that in coming year internet and usage of data won’t be free. So chances are that many users would go for free Wi-Fi that the government is working on to make cities free.

Here are the key points of the impact of this decision:

- Airtel’s new change in data tariff plans result in an unfair increase in charges when using VoIP services such as Skype, Viber, and any other Web based voice calling apps.

- With their earlier data plan, a typical 5 minute Skype call would cost about 70 paise over Airtel’s mobile Internet. With the new plan, it jumps to Rs 11.20 on 3G and Rs 28 on 2G.

Meanwhile, people are criticizing Airtel on Twitter, here are some tweets:
While Bharti Airtel ’s move to hike voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service charges surprised most in the industry, sources say peers like Vodafone and Idea Cellular have been contemplating such a decision. Infact the companies sent a consultation paper to the Department of Telecom (DoT) on the same as VoIP services have been eating into their revenues and the companies are working around ways to reduce this impact.
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Micromax ousted Samsung, becomes India’s top mobile phone seller

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There are so many smartphone companies doing business in Indian market. Brand like Samsung, Nokia, Sony, HTC are facing such tough competition given by Mimcromax, Lava, Karbonn etc.

During this competition an interesting study has come up which states that Indian smartphone maker “Micromax” has become India’s top mobile seller for quarter 2 in 2014. Micromax has ousted South Korean Electronics giant “Samsung” by capturing 16.6% market share. On the other hand Samsung managed to capture 14.4% market share which is lower than the first quarter 16.3%.

These statistics shows that Samusung is somewhere is losing its position in Indian smartphone market. While on the other hand small companies like Lava, Karbonn are performing well.

Q2 2014 Indian Smartphoen Sale by percentage

Motorola has also made an impact in Indian smartphone market with the launch of Moto G, X and E, we have to say these phone have received quite good response by consumers.

Apart from it, Micromax also jumped up at the 10th posistion in the list of largest smartphone seller by volumes. Micromax has gained a huge success by lauching back to back low cost phones as it know the nature of Indian smartphone consumers. 

About the author
Himanshu is an SEO professional, writer and online marketer. He helps businesses to grow their online visibility and sales. He likes to write about gadgets, smartphones, SEO & internet marketing. He is fond of music, musical instruments, cricket & movies. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Google +
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HTC One (M8) goes official, coming to India in April

Smartphone maker HTC will be introducing its new flagship smartphone, HTC One (M8) in India in April 2014. HTC One (M8) has a 5-inch IPS LCD full-HD display (1080 x 1920p, 441ppi) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

This phone is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. HTC One (M8) will be available in two variants (16GB and 32GB) with a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 128GB. The phone also has an all-metal premium look.

The smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with non-removable 2,600mAh battery which the company claims charges 40% faster. HTC One packs up a 4-Ultrapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front camera . The phone will be available in Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver colours at launch with an Amber Gold version shipping after a few weeks of the launch. 

About the author
Himanshu is an SEO professional, writer and online marketer. He helps businesses to grow their online visibility and sales. He likes to write about gadgets, smartphones, SEO & internet marketing. He is fond of music, musical instruments, cricket & movies. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Google +
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