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No WhatsApp On BlackBerry, Nokia By 2017

No WhatsApp On BlackBerry, Nokia By 2017
Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced that its services would be discontinued on BlackBerry and Nokia devices by 2017.

WhatsApp’s announcement also includes Nokia’s low-end S40 and S60 Symbian platforms, as well as the older Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 operating systems, the Verge reported.

Based in Mountain View, California, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately $19.3 billion.

As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion making it the most globally popular messaging application.

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What is 5G and How Will It Make My Life Better?

Everybody loves speedy internet, so it’s no surprise that every major telecom in the world is working to make it even faster. Smartphones, watches, homes, and cars are increasingly requiring stable internet connections. In order to pipe in enough bandwidth for that precious wireless feed, we’re going to need an entirely new form of wireless signal-that’s where 5G comes in.
Similar to 4G and 3G before it, 5G is a wireless connection built specifically to keep up with the proliferation of devices that need a mobile internet connection. It’s not just your phone and your computer anymore, either. Home appliances, door locks, security cameras, cars, wearables, dog collars, and so many other inert devices are beginning to connect to the web. Gartner predicts that 20.8 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020. By comparison, there are currently an estimated 6.4 billion connected devices in the world. That’s a lot more devices asking for a quick connection.

To make 5G and the future of wireless internet a little easier understand, we decided to break down exactly what it is and how it will make your life better in the very near future.
What exactly is 5G?

The “G” in 5G stands for “generation.” Wireless phone technology technically started with 1G, and in the early 1990s, and it expanded to 2G when companies first started enabling people to send text messages between two cellular devices.

Eventually the world moved on to 3G, which gave people the ability to make phone calls, send text messages, and browse the internet. 4G enhanced many of the capabilities that were made possible with the third generation of wireless. People could browse the web, send text messages, and make phone calls-and they could even download and upload large video files without any issues.

Then companies added LTE, short for “long term evolution,” to 4G connectivity. LTE became the fastest and most consistent variety of 4G compared to competing technologies like WiMax. The difference between WiMax and LTE is similar to the difference between Blu-Ray and HD DVDs: Both technologies achieved similar outcomes, but it was important to create a standard for everyone to use. LTE did just that, and it made 4G technology even faster.

5G will build on the foundation created by 4G LTE. It’s going to allow people send texts, make calls, and browse the web as always-and it will dramatically increase the speed at which data is transferred across the network. 5G will make it easier for people to download and upload Ultra HD and 3D video. It will also make room for the thousands of internet-connected devices entering our everyday world. Just imagine upgrading your data connection from a garden hose to a fire hose. The difference will be noticeable.

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Uber to come up with its own Digital Wallet in India

Uber to come up with its own Digital Wallet in India

Soon after Uber started operations in India, it ran into trouble with the authorities for not having a two-factor authentication in place. To counter the same, Uber partnered with PayTM and accepted payments via their wallet.

In due course of time, Uber now accepts payments via digital wallets such as PayTM and Airtel money along with credit cards and debit cards and evencash for all your rides and it is now planning to add another avenue to the same.

If a report by ET is to believed then, Uber has been working on the closed wallet feature (since) right after the RBI mandate was given. However the application will still continue working with other (digital) wallets as well.

Further in the report is mentioned that the company will begin by offering a closed wallet that will not require RBI authorization. This wallet will enable commuters to upload up to a maximum of Rs 5,000 and use it for their rides.

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Freedom 251 Smartphone: Ringing Bells Claims Pre-order For 30,000 Units On Day 1

Ringing Bells Freedom 251 smartphone has set the mobile phone industry on fire with its eyeball grabbing price of just Rs 251. However, at the same time, people as well as mobile phone industry are skeptical how a new entrant into the market could sell a smartphone which looks like an imitation of iPhone at such a low price? Despite this, people got glued to their laptops and handsets as the clock struck 6:00 in the morning to pre-order this Rs 251 smartphone, which aims to bridge the digital divide in the country.

We were expecting that they would sell lakhs if not more units of this ‘cheaper than the cheapest smartphone, but boy we were wrong. The company managed to sell off only 30,000 units on day one. Mohit Goel, director of Ringing Bells, confirmed these numbers to The Economic Times. He said, “30,000 orders were booked on the day one of the online booking.”

The expectedly lower sale numbers could be attributed to the website crash; the company’s servers couldn’t survive 6 lakh hits per second. Ringing Bells, then, flashed a message on the website which read, “Dear friends, we are very grateful for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we receive approx 6 lakh hits per second, as a result of which due to your kind overwhelming response servers are overloaded,” Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd. flashed a message on www.freedom251.com. We humbly submit that we are, therefore, taking a pause and upgrading the service and will revert within or before 24 hours.”

Read More: Here’s Why Booking Freedom 251 Smartphone Needs A Consideration

The initial sales numbers of the device are way lower than Ringing Bells’ senior management’s expectations. In an interview to NDTV Gadgets 360, Mohit Goel along with Ringing Bells’ president Ashok Chadha said that they aim to transform India’s feature users to smartphone users. Goel further added that a maximum of 25 lakh phones will be booked online and another 25 lakh will be sold offline. Both the executives promised 100% deliveries to all 50 lakh bookings by June 30, which will kick-starting from April onwards.

Read More: ​ Everything You Should Know About Freedom 251 Smartphone Priced At Rs 251

Not just this, Chadha also clarified that “Ringing Bells hasn’t requested or sought any subsidies for the government.” But then Goel pitched in saying that the recent reforms by the Modi government like ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Startup India Stand up India’ have acted like subsidies for them.

When asked about the refund policy of the company, the duo clearly stated that if someone who has pre-ordered a phone and seeks a refund before the handset is shipped can get their money back any time before June.

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Freedom 251: Here’s Why Your Dream To Own The Cheapest Smartphone May Go Down The Drain

Freedom 251: Here’s Why Your Dream To Own The Cheapest Smartphone May Go Down The Drain

Ever since Noida-based company Ringing Bells lifted curtains off the Freedom 251, the world’s cheapest smartphone, it has set the nation on fire with its ‘Rs 251’ price tag. Its affordable price tag and huge media coverage made it an instant hit among masses but then, there was more to the story. The Freedom 251 got caught up in controversies because it was way too affordable to be real.

The usage of correction fluid to hide Adcom logo on the prototypes that were handed over to media representatives; crash of the Freedom 251 website, or inability to book the device online when even the site was restored…everything forced people, media houses as well as the government to find out real story behind this cheapest smartphone launch that aims at bridging the digital divide.

The result: it grabbed the attention of Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who then asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) to investigate the Rs 251 smartphone scheme offered by Ringing Bells.

DeitY is likely to summon the management of the Noida-based company that is offering Freedom 251 for a meeting because experts are of view that this Rs 251 scheme is too good to be true. The information was revealed in an Economic Times report. A senior official at the Ministry of Communications has told ET that meeting is likely to take place during this week itself.

However, the company’s president Ashok Chaddha, when approached by the business daily, denied the news. He said, Ringing Bells hasn’t yet received any call from IT department.

It is worth noting that this move has come after BJP MP Kirit Somaiya approached a host of ministries raising issues about the company claiming to offer the world’s cheapest mobile phone.

Earlier, the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) had urged Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to delve deep into the issue as the industry body believes that the price of this device couldn’t fall under-Rs 3,500 even if a subsidy is provided, a PTI report has revealed.

We wonder what was the ministry doing when Ringing Bells had introduced Android-based Freedom 251 smartphone in the presence of veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on February 17. But we must say, if this handset comes to the market for real, it would really start a new revolution in the Indian smartphone industry. What say?

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2 & 3 BHK Starting @ 28.90* Lacs on 200 FT. WIDE AIRPORT ROAD, MOHALI

2 & 3 BHK Starting @ 28.90* Lacs on 200 FT. WIDE
AIRPORT ROAD, MOHALI

• Located on the main 200 ft. Wide Airport Road, Mohali.
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Facebook’s Free Basics Banned For Good in India

Late last year, the Indian government temporarily banned Facebook’s free Basics program over net neutrality concerns. Now, it’s banned for good.

A new regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India bans more than just Facebook’s offering: The ruling bans zero-rated internet services altogether. In simpler terms, that means that services which allow users access to some apps and sites without using up any of their mobile data allowance are now now longer allowed.

Last year, Indian net neutrality activists argued that Free Basics was a way for Facebook to shape internet access. Which is true. Zuckerberg & Co. countered that it’s actually a way to connect people who may otherwise not have internet access. Which is also true!

But Facebook’s claims to be some kind of charitable foundation, tossing internet this way and that to the needy, doesn’t seem to hold much sway with Indian officials. In the new ruling, the Telecom Regulatory Authority writes plainly that “no service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content.”

And with that, Facebook’s Free Basics is dead in India.

For its part, Facebook will be disappointed: It’s spent a lot of time, money and effort trying to roll out the scheme in India. And it’s already had to shut down a similar scheme in Egypt .

All of which suggests that while providing internet to those without it is undoubtedly a good thing, doing so while providing only access to your own software and services doesn’t wash in the slightest. Time to try again, Facebook.

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Beware This Android Malware That Erases Your Phone With a Single Text

Beware This Android Malware That Erases Your Phone With a Single Text

It’s been a bad week for people’s phones , and it’s not getting any better: A Danish security firm’s found malware that ravages your Android phone with a single text-erasing data or sending rogue calls and texts.

Denmark-based security firm Heimdal detected the malware, called “Mazar,” which sends text messages that include an ostensibly harmless multimedia message link to users. Click through, and it downloads Tor to your phone, and then the actual malware, whose source the Tor software hides. (By the way, a little reminder for living in the twenty-first century, friends: Don’t click on text message links from random senders.)

Heimdal thinks that over 100,000 phones have received the Mazar text in Denmark, the BBC reports, and the firm isn’t yet sure if it’s spread to other countries.

We’ve heard of such one-text menaces targeting Android before. Last year, a University of Cambridge study found that 85 percent of Android devices could face at least one crucial security vulnerability. This report is just the latest confidence crusher threatening the operating system’s security.

Weirdly, the new malware can’t infiltrate devices using Russian as their default language. Setting your phone to a foreign language seems like an extreme measure when common sense should keep you safe.

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Apple Promises to Fix the 1970 Bug But Still Won’t Say What Causes It

Apple posted on its website this morning that it “officially acknowledges” setting your iOS device’s date to May 1, 1970 or earlier will render it completely unusable. But an upcoming software update will prevent the insidious bug from bricking your handheld.
Internet tricksters want you to believe that setting your iPhone’s date to 1/1/70 unlocks a retro Apple theme. In reality, however, this will brick your phone, likely due to an old quirk with Unix time . Apple still hasn’t explained exactly what’s causing the bug, and it’s unclear if the update that the company’s pushing to prevent the bug will help the poor souls with functionless phones. Regardless, you should contact Apple support if you fell for the evil Easter Egg and now own a $700 paperweight.

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ATS Homes Starting @ 29.90 Lacs @ ATS Govt. Employees Housing Scheme with 85% Bank Finance Available @7% for First 3 Years.

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