WhatsApp calling arrives for Apple users

WhatsApp Calling feature that was launched few weeks back for Android has become one of the popular peer-to-peer calling apps available for mobile. While Skype, Viber and Line are still popular, WhatsApp’s growing subscriber base at more than 70 million users has made others app irrelevant in competition. The much awaited feature has now arrived for iOS users on the App Store.

“WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Note: WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks,” says the official app. So, in case the app is still not available for you, wait patiently since they have promised to roll out gradually for everyone soon.

Now, head to the App Store and download the latest version of WhatsApp to check whether the update has been rolled out to you or not.

Google’s new search algorithm – an adversity to small businesses??

With 60% of the online traffic coming from mobile, Google
has done a major update to its mobile search algorithm to cater good user
experience for the mobile users. Nick named – mobile-geddon, this initiates a major ranking shake-up for mobile websites. This new algorithm favors mobile-friendly websites – with large text, easy-to-click links, and that resize to fit whatever screen they’re viewed on and rank them higher in search. Websites that aren’t
mobile-friendly will get demoted.

The imminent changes to the algorithm was announced in
February and web developers were given nearly two months’ time and ample information to make the changes necessary to keep their sites from disappearing from mobile
search results.

“I think the people who are at risk are those who don’t know about it,” Sadan says. To him, that mostly means small businesses.

“Come April 21, a lot of small businesses are going to
be really surprised that the number of visitors to their websites has dropped
significantly. This is going to affect millions of sites on the web,” he adds.

Remote control your presentations from your wrist

Microsoft has updated PowerPoint for iPhone today to allow future Apple Watch owners to control presentations from their wrists. The app allows the user to navigate between slides and see elapsed time or total number of slides in a deck.

Microsoft isn’t extending this new functionality to the PC and Mac. You’ll only be able to control presentations on an iPhone. Microsoft does have similar Office Remote functionality for Windows Phones to control presentations from a PC, so it’s possible the company may enable the same features on the Apple Watch in the future.

Hay Clear helps you clean up your dumb tweets

Are you the one who Swears a lot on twitter and regrets it later. Clear is here to help your profanity. Clear is an iOS app, which is currently in the wait list

The app does not only catches the F-word but is also looking for warning signs like references to racial groups or sexual orientation, and it also analyzes the general sentiment.

The deletion capabilities do already exist on these social medias but Clear makes the job easy by finding the stuff you might want to delete. Right now the algorithm needs some work as it  catches words like “assistant” , “puns” which ultimately is not gonna put your social reputation down. 

But beware, if other people on social media have found the contentious material first and took screenshots then even Clear cant save you.

https://heyclear.com/

Guessing games abuzz after leaked images of iPad Pro

Apple’s long-standing history with making compact devices is well-known. So, when there are wild rumours about the company working on a larger iPad, it essentially went viral and got talked about on social media platforms. The latest images spotted on the French Publication ‘Nowhereelse’ suggest how big Apple’s upcoming product iPad Pro is going to be and have left everyone play guessing games. 

The design of the 12.9 inch iPad Pro is similar to the iPad Air 2. “Investment to produce 30,000 sheets next year’s second quarter have started. Apple is creating iPads with 12.9-inch display, which shows they are increasing the panel size,” says an insider working in LG.

The leaked images reveal the measurement of iPad Pro to be 305.7 x 222.6 x 7.2 millimeters. There are also fresh reports that iPad Pro will be made with the special aluminium allow with which the flagship Apple Watch has been prepared. 

tags: apple watch, ipad pro, ipad air 2

You can save your WhatsApp conversations to Google Drive

The world’s most influential chat service provider WhatsApp has launched a new update for its Android version which allows users to save a backup of their conversations to Google Drive. This update is available with the version 2.12.45 for Android users. The update has not yet been rolled out for tablet devices running in Android yet. As of now, only mobile phones can install the new version. 

The minimum OS requirement needed to run the app is Android 2.1. You can download the new version of the WhatsApp on its official websiteGo to Chat Settings and connect your Google Drive account with your Gmail ID to back up your possessed conversations with your friends and family. 

Google released a new handwriting app for Android!

Google has released Google Handwriting Input for Android, which interprets your scribbling to text in 82 different languages. This can be set as your default keyboard or one of your choices on any Android phone or tablet. The app works with or without a stylus. It might even making communicating easier for those who have trouble typing with one hand. 

Google Handwriting Input will run on Android 4.0.3 and up, and is available in the Google Play Store. It supports both print and cursive writing and even suggest emoji for you if you draw out a smiley face says Google. 

If you have the Google Keyboard installed, you can swap back and forth between the two by touching the globe icon next to the space bar. Or you can hold down the spacebar and select it from your other installed keyboards. If you own a Galaxy Note 4 it could be a nice addition to go with your S Pen.

tags:  google, handwriting

It’s Official now – Microsoft apps will be bundled on Cyanogen’s Android phones

The Android mod creator – Cynogen has confirmed the recent buzzes of Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership.
 A slew of Microsoft apps will be preloaded onto Cyanogen devices from now on. Microsoft’s Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and 
the entire Microsoft Office suite will all come standard on devices that run Cyanogen’s OS.
“People around the world use Cyanogen’s operating system and popular Microsoft services to engage with what matters most to them on their mobile devices,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. “This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world.” Microsoft says it will “continue to deliver world-class experiences across productivity and communications on Windows, and we’re delighted that Cyanogen users will soon be able to take advantage of those same powerful services.”
Microsoft’s affiliation with Cyanogen charts a number of similar moves with Android smartphone and tablet makers. After a vicious Android royalties tussle,
 Samsung is bundling some Microsoft apps and services with its new Galaxy S6. Dell is also planning to bundle Office and other Microsoft apps on its Android devices.

Yahoo – Microsoft search partnership renewed with changes

Yahoo and Microsoft announced today that the deal will continue with some changes amidst the roumour that Yahoo might not renew its search partnership with Microsoft. The deal is now non-exclusive for desktop and mobile and Yahoo gains some flexibility to alter its search result irrespective of the platform. Yahoo is going with some of Microsoft’s Bing technology inorder to customize its search results.  “Yahoo will continue to serve Bing ads and search results for a majority of its desktop search traffic,” says a company spokesperson.

Yahoo and Microsoft are also tweaking the way ads are delivered and managed. Microsoft will own the ads delivered from its own Bing Ads platform, while Yahoo will continue with its own Gemini ads platform. Both companies are planning to transition their sales responsibilities over the summer. In reality, this allows Yahoo to own and manage the its own ads platform and Microsoft to serve Bing ads alongside its search results on Yahoo.

Satya [Microsoft CEO] and Marissa Mayer Yahoo CEO worked together to establish a revised search agreement that lets user to enhance the user experience and innovate more in  search business.  

tags: yahoo, google, search, bing, alliance 

Twitter unveils brand-new homepage to attract new users

Twitter has finally understood its strength to convert its huge visitor base into active users. Yes, they have revamped their homepage for non-users who still see tweets of their favourite celebrities or friends without signing in. Estimates say more than 500 million people who are not users visit the homepage of Twitter every day. 


Now, if a new user lands on Twitter home page, he will witness a range of topics from pop artists, cute animals, space news, sports news, technology news, business news to actors and actresses. Each topic has a different number of celebrities or users popular in the space and the most hot and happening trends or tweets will be shown in the homepage for non-users. 


This is such a masterly move to convert the non-users of the micro-blogging platform into regular users. Now, there is no need to sign up for the service to explore various sections on Twitter. This will definitely boost the subscriber base of one of the most influential social media platforms on the web.