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WhatsApp Business App Launched for Small Businesses, Free of Cost

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On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled the WhatsApp Business app for small to medium sized businesses. WhatsApp business is a part of the WhatsApp for Business enterprise. It was first announced in September 2017. The program was then tested with businesses like BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip in India. The latest app is available to download using Google Play in Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. It is absolutely free of cost. The app will soon enough have a version for Apple’s iPhone too.

The WhatsApp Business app aims to help small companies connect with their customers. This app can help customers with important information like business description, email or store addresses, and website.

The app will save time by offering smart messaging tools like giving quick responses for frequently asked asked questions. The app can also help in greeting messages to introduce customers to your business. Plus it can help you with sending away messages to customers to inform then you’re busy.

The regular WhatsApp users can use WhatsApp as usual. You don’t have to download anything new. The company claims that WhatsApp helps over 80 percent of small businesses in Brazil and India to communicate with their customers for growing their businesses. WhatsApp also alleges that 84 percent of SMBs believe that WhatsApp has helped them connect with customers. And 80 percent of SMBs believe that WhatsApp has helped them in growing their businesses.

These brand new WhatsApp business accounts are targeted at the companies that draw in a high volume of WhatsApp messages and require massive help to keep up with them.

The company does state that WhatsApp proposes to charge businesses in some or the other form in the near future for offering this functionality. However, the popular app does believe that it is too soon to discuss when this would take place in the future. It is pretty soon to even wonder what the future business services may look like.

WhatsApp is competing in a crowded market, and this arena also includes Facebook’s Messenger application. Furthermore, Tencent Holding’s well-known app WeChat and numerous other messaging services are also available to compete in the market.

Android Oreo (Go Edition) gadgets will soon come to India at 2,000 INR

android oreo go edition

The tech-giant Google has apparently associated with Indian manufacturers to unveil smartphones backed by Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Apparently, we may see smartphones with Android Oreo (Go Edition) in India really soon. Rumors have it that Google has joined hands with Indian phone manufacturers such as Intex, Micromax, and Karbonn to roll out budget-friendly smartphones, which will be backed by the lightweight version of Android Oreo. Sources also revealed that Micromax maybe the first company to launch such a device. The company may unveil its device somewhere around the Republic Day, and it will be priced somewhat at 2,000 INR.

Similarly, the remaining vendors too are expected to roll out the handsets in the weeks to come. Reports from Google state that Android Oreo (Go edition) devices are set to launch in the early bit of 2018.

It is important to note that the Indian vendors and manufacturers are not the only existing ones that are set to launch the handsets that will operate on the Android Oreo (Go Edition). Not long ago, reports suggested that HMD Global, the Finnish company that manufactures Nokia devices, is working on a mobile called the Nokia 1. This device will be using the OS version. The company hasn’t yet unveiled the launch date for the mobile phone. However, it is expected that the company will unveil the device by the first half of 2018, and it will most probably be in the month of March.

For reference purposes, the Go program was first declared at Google’s I/O conference, which took place just last year. This version of Android is solely structured for entry-level mobile phones, which offer a capacity of less than 1GB RAM. Apart from all this, the devices will also provide an exclusive ‘Go’ versions of apps, which will include YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Assistant Go and more. These apps will use minimal data compared to their standard versions available now. Furthermore, a separate Play Store for these devices will also be made. Making it even more evident that these apps are specifically only made for smartphones running the Android Go version.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched, 8GB RAM & 128GB Storage at INR 38,999

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

OnePlus has finally launched its OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition premium flagship ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi which has released today. The phone was launched in the presence of the most famous YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger (@UnboxTherapy) in India.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The device design is based on all the aspects of Star Wars: The Last Jedi from color combination to its alert slider. The device is painted in Crait white with an explicit Star Wars logo on the metal back of the phone. Red is by default the color of Star Wars series and so the alert slider on the device comes in red color. OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition comes with customized theme options in Red, White and Black with 10 exclusive Star Wars wallpapers. The wallpapers are adapted to the new AMOLED long screen and also comes with a Kylo Ren phone case.

“Our community has inspired us in more ways than one. Their passion and involvement in the brand and the products since the very beginning has inspired us to come up with a product that is superior in every way, from design to the overall experience. We are excited to join the force and dedicate the exquisitely designed Star Wars Limited Edition to the OnePlus and Star Wars fans in India as a part of the 3-year anniversary celebration. Once again, we’ve worked hard to refine every last detail and we are confident that the Star Wars fans will appreciate the homage that we have paid to the iconic Star Wars saga.”, Kyle Kiang, Head of Global marketing, OnePlus, said.

Specifications

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition has a display size of 6-inch with 18:9 aspect ratio and features a high-resolution dual-camera with 16MP and 20MP sporting f/1.7 aperture on both the lenses for better low light photography. Using dash charger, the phone can last for a day and can get charged within 30 minutes. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and packed with 8GB RAM & 128GB internal storage. With the high-end specs, the device is capable to run many apps in the background without lag.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

Price

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is priced at INR 38,999 with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device can be purchased through online sales partner Amazon.in and also from oneplusstore.in.

GOQii Health Care Plans with GOQii Health 3.0

GOQii Health 3.0 Event

GOQii is well-known for its preventive healthcare services and is planning to expand its healthcare services to GOQii health 3.0 ecosystem. On December 7, GOQii introduced Smart Preventive Health Care plans and a new fitness tracker. The new service offerings will be available to all existing users in the beginning of 2018 in India, later it will roll out in other countries.

Smart Preventive Family Healthcare Plan

GOQii smart preventive family healthcare plan comes with GOQii consulting team which includes GOQii Coach, GOQii Doctors and GOQii health experts. With this plan, GOQii continuous to encourage players and their family to take steps towards healthier lifestyle. GOQii family care connects, monitors and take care of the family health with GOQii consultation team.

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Games4Good

Games4Good is quite interesting because it is necessary to exercise our brain just the way we need to exercise our body. Games4Good comes with a series of puzzle-based cognitive games built in the GOQii app that will help player to exercise their mind and prevent from coming across brain disorder and memory improvement.

GOQii Health Store

GOQii has entered into health store by collaborating with various companies in the health and fitness categories. GOQii is also looking to provide its users to get the products and service as per their need and preferences to their home or offices.

Category GOQii Health Store Partners
Health Food Delivery Healthie.in: India’s #1 health food delivery brand operating in key metro cities

Herbivore: 100% vegetarian wholesome healthy progressive gourmet global homemade value-driven meals

Fig, health food delivery service

Healthy Snacks Yoga Bar: A smart snack bar

MO’s: A Kefir induced probiotic drink

Green Snack Co.: Quinoa & Kale based healthy snacks

Sattviko: A traditional & healthy snack food company

Health Supplements Pure Nutrition: Natural dietary supplements company

Zenith Nutrition: A health supplements company

Online Pharmacy 1mg
Diagnostics Thyrocare
Genetic Testing Mapmygenome: Producer of Genetic Prognostic & Diagnostic kits
Gym Reset: A gym that offers alternative and holistic health
Accessories Urban Buddha: Designs and manufactures physical meditation products

GOQii Cash – Rewards Program

GOQii will recompense its players with GOQii Cash(virtual currency system) for taking part in activities like completing daily targets, taking a doctor or expert consultation, uploading medical records, taking Health Risk Management etc. GOQii’s virtual cash can be used in GOQii store and GOQii Healthcare marketplace to purchase products or service available. GOQii idea sets a proper example for health is wealth and here the players getting rewards for being healthy.
GOQii CEO & Founder Vishal Gondal

GOQii 3.0, a slimmer and sleeker design tracker

The new year will come with the launch of GOQii 3.0 tracker and the new tracker will be available from January 2018. The new tracker will be sleeker, slimmer with a multi-touch colour display with themes to suit one’s style and attire. The V3 tracker will also come with a new sensor with heart rate variability (HRV) and Presence Plus, a networking feature.

Pricing

GOQii Family health plans will start at Rs.1999/- onwards and portion of this will also be eligible for Tax Savings under Section 80D

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T get the Android Oreo based OxygenOS 5 update

Android Oreo

The Chinese mobile maker OnePlus has finally rolled out the OxygenOS 5.0 OTA for its OnePlus 3 and 3T from 20 November, 2107.

Android Oreo

OxygenOS 5 is the first stable Android 8.0 Oreo-based that is available to 3 and 3T users. Various other smartphones such as Samsung, HTC, and LG are still testing out the beta version of their Oreo-based upgrades. OnePlus has confirmed that just like all its previous updates, this Oreo update will also be an additional bit. This update must have rolled out to the majority of the users by now.

The latest Oreo update rolled out two months after OnePlus unveiled the OxygenOS 4.5.0 OTA. Then, the company launched a bug fix called OxygenOS 4.5.1. This upgrade improvised the OnePlus 3 and 3T with some OnePlus 5-related functionality. The updated Oreo 8.0 pertains features such as Picture-in-Picture, Smart text selection, Auto-fill, and redesigned Quick settings.

Android Oreo Picture-in-Picture

The brand has more supplementary functions like the latest app folder design to the OnePlus launcher, and Parallel Apps, notification dots. The best part about this brand new update is the fact that the Android security patch in the operating system is still underdeveloped at September, which is complete two months after the recent security patch level.

Android Oreo Notification Dots

 

Android Oreo Parallel Apps

Apart from the above, there are some changes in the update that allow users to directly upload the photos that they have captured to ‘Shot on OnePlus’.

Given below is the complete list of updates.

  • System
  • Update to Android O (8.0)
  • Added Parallel Apps
  • Added Picture in Picture
  • Added Auto-fill
  • Added Smart text selection
  • New Quick Settings design
  • Updated security patch to September

Launcher

  • Added notification dots
  • New app folder design
  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

If you have not received the update, then you don’t really need to worry about anything. The version is being launched as an additional update as mentioned previously.

Could WhatsApp’s New Update Destroy SnapChat

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WhatsApp has come up with a new update which is similar to SnapChat. WhatsApp’s new update adds a new tab in the application known as Status. In status tab, users can update their status using pictures, videos, emoji’s and GIF’s. This is very much similar to SnapChat, isn’t it?

WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook 2 years back for an amount of 19 billion. Facebook’s Messenger app could have also entered this competition but this didn’t happen. Because if we see at the number of active users on Messenger app are lesser than WhatsApp. But the latest update of WhatsApp clears it that it going to be tough for SnapChat. This update will be available on iOS and Android.

Recently we have seen few of the best updates in WhatsApp. This updates includes Tagging a user in a group message, Read Receipts, WhatsApp on Web, end-to-end encryption. Now WhatsApp has come up with Status update where users can have a creative Status like SnapChat.

Status

The new Status update allow users to add photos, videos, GIF’s Emojis and Sketches. User can also add Text message as a status which will appear at the bottom. This text message is also end-to-end encrypted. We can share entire day story to our friends and family for a duration of 45 seconds.

 

Once the status is created, user can control who can see your updated status by changing it from Privacy Setting. In android users can find three options My Contacts, My Contacts except, only share with. You can also send specific content to selected users via private chat message. User can also check who all has viewed their status.

WhatsApp is having more than 1 billion monthly users and almost about 60 billion messages are shared daily. As per bloomberg analysis, this 60 billion message includes 3 billion photos, 750 million videos and 80 million GIFs. Based on this analysis, SnapChat really needs to come up with something more interesting. SnapChat has already dropped a 82% of its user since 2016.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage Variant) to be available for Sale in India tomorrow

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note 64GB Storage Variant

As the competition in mobile world is increasing day-by-day, here is a good news for all Lenovo lovers. Lenovo has announced its Vibe K5 Note smartphone with an inbuilt storage up to 64gb. The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM along with 64GB storage variant. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note will be priced at INR 13,499 and will be available for sale exclusively on FlipKart tomorrow.

Vibe K5 Note is holding a 1.8GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor. Its is packed with 4GB RAM and Mali-T860 GPU. We all love smartphones with great camera, so Lenovo has fitted Vibe K5 Note with 13 megapixel rear camera with PDAF and a wide-angle 8-megapixel selfie camera at front. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is available in colour options Gold, Silver and Dark Grey. It is fitted with 3500mAh battery and it supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Dolby

Dolby Atmos powered speakers are packed with the smartphone and the technology also extends to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Its quick to unlock your smartphone with your finger, so this smartphone has a fingerprint scanner below the rear camera.

The smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display with resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Also comes with TheaterMax technology for conversion of regular content into immersive VR content. It is a dual SIM smartphone which runs on android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Apart from Lenovo Vibe K5 Note 64GB variant, Lenovo announced that the existing 32GB and 4GB RAM will be available at a cost of INR 12,499.

As the storage is increased, the users wish to store more data also fulfilled. The company said what users can do with this storage in its release. “For photography enthusiasts, the enhanced storage lets to capture more than 17,000 images or record 7+ hours of Full High definition footage. Multimedia fans can now store more than 15,000 songs1 or 70+ hi-definition movies2 directly on the K5 Note. Watch them in a theatre like experience with the ANTVR headset and Lenovo’s TheaterMax technology that converts all content into a virtual large cinematic screen.”

MIUI 8.2 Stable ROM Starts Rolling Out Now

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Xiaomi MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM is rolling out today. MIUI page has confirmed it by posting update details on their page. Over-The-Air(OTA) updated will be available on Xiaomi phones via updater app.

Currently update available for devices

Mi Max / Mi Max Prime / Mi 4i / Mi 3 / Mi 4 / Mi Note / Redmi 1S / Redmi Note 4G

Devices that will be supported from 20th February 2017

Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note Prime, Mi 2/2S, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Redmi 3/Prime, Redmi 3S/Prime, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm.

With the efforts of their dear developers and beta tester Xiaomi has managed to come up with a better update. MIUI 8.2 has added various new features including UI adjustment toggles, battery saver toggle can be added to the Notification shade. Also, MIUI 8.2 update includes built-in antivirus that scans for the apps installed and not from Google Play

How To Update

  1. If you’re using MIUI V5 / MIUI 6 / MIUI 7 / MIUI 8 global stable ROM, please go to ‘Updater’ app on your phone and check for updates.
  2. You can also download the full ROM and update via fastboot method.
    – Data Backup before Full Wipe
    – Full Wipe required for Dev ROM to Stable ROM
    – Full Wipe required for Stable ROM to Dev ROM

MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog

MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM Update Highlights
– New improved layout for toggles in the Notification shade
– Get full control over automated tasks
– Brand new system sounds and ringtones
MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog
Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar 
New – Swipe to delete Lockscreen notifications (11-18)
New – UI adjustments for toggles(12-15)
New – Battery saver toggle can be added to the Notification shade (12-15)
Optimization – Lock screen PINlayout (11-15)
Optimization – Changed icons forUSB charging and switching keyboards (12-01)
Optimization – Floating notifications won’t appear in DND mode (12-13)
Fix – Notification shade issues during incoming call floating notifications (10-25)
Fix – Wi-Fi page made the device freeze when it was opened for the first time (11-07)
Fix – Notification shade issues(11-15)
Fix – Issues with opacity after using third party themes (11-15)
Fix – The first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe (11-29)
Fix – Landscape mode issues with third party themes (12-06)
Homescreen
New – Home screen settings added to the Settings (11-22)
Fix – Part of UI for deleting apps wasn’t visible on light backgrounds (10-11)
Fix – Minor adjustments for animations in the Launcher (11-14)
VirusScan
New – Antivirus scans for the apps installed not from Google Play (11-02)

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