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ANDROID USERS BETA VERSION MESSAGE REPLY PRIVATELY

WhatsApp’s Reply Privately Feature is Here

Facebook owned WhstApp has been vocal in offering features to its users on every alternate day. Now the WhatsApp’s beta version brings an all new feature called ‘Reply privately’ in group chats.

Whstapp Reply Privately Feature

WhatsApps Reply Privately Feature

The feature will allow users to privately reply to a person in the group. The reply will be sent only to the concerned person opening a separate chat box.

It’ll be a private message that no one in the group can see. You can take it up like a private chat that can be accessed in a group. Using the feature, you can escape trouble of leaving the group for a while, moving to the concerned person’s chat and then replying to the message.

A report published in WaBetaInfo said that the Whstapp Reply Privately Feature is available for Android users using the version 2.18.335 of the beta app. The feature will roll out for all with the next beta version 2.18.336/337.

The report didn’t open up without whether the chat has been opened privately or within the same group chat window. The feature will come up with the two options, one that shows ‘Reply privately’ and the second ‘Message XYZ’.

So, we assume that the ‘Message XYZ’ will work in two ways: Either it will take the user directly to the original chat or maybe it might allow the user to just reply on the group itself.

The Whstapp Reply Privately Feature can also be used to privately reply to old messages in a group where the send messages feature is on ‘Only administrators’.

Whstapp Reply Privately Feature

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Google Tests Relevant History Feature in Mobile SERP

Search juggernaut appears to be testing a new drop-down section ‘relevant history’ for search results in mobile. The section would be in drop down format and will appear at the very top of the mobile search results.

Google Tests Relevant History Feature

The section will be showing page history directly related to the search that you previously visited.

Google Relevant History Feature

Look at the screenshot attached. You will see all sites that the searcher had visited previously. The interesting thing to note with the feature is that it won’t show any description with those results. All that it will show are the title, URL and any relevance thumbnail if available.

This is another way Google is showcasing personalized results to the searchers. It becomes even more important since it aims at mobile search query where limited screen space available to display the results. The feature is being tested with a select group of people.

We haven’t any clue when it will be available for a global roll out. Google neither confirmed nor declined the news.

Stay tuned for more updates on its availability for  all the users.

Snapchat redesigned app for Android

Snapchat to Redesign its Android App, to be Launched Soon

Photo based messaging app Snapchat is set to unveil its redesigned app for Android users.  People associated with the development said that Snapchat is working on the alpha version of its Android app that’s designed to offer an experience more on par with the iOS version.

Snapchat’s Redesigned Android App

Reports suggest that the upcoming Snapchat Android app will have a faster user interface. The UI will also have Emoji brush as a new feature. The app is under the initial phase of testing with some bug fixes and a slew of camera improvements underway. The upcoming Snapchat Android app is said to have a tidier interface and smooth app running.

In Past as well, Snapchat launched its redesigned app that fell flat on user expectations. The design made the interface relatively complicated and led to a sharp decline in Snapchat’s user base. Sensing the damage done, the company discontinued the new Snapchat redesigned Android app and went on to the older one.

Apple Removes 25,000 Apps

Apple Removes 25,000 Apps from its Chinese App Store

A report published in Chinese media confirms that tech giant Apple removed over 25,000 apps from the Chinese version of the App Store. As per the latest reports, the app store houses over 1.8 million apps.

Apple Removes 25000 Apps From App Store

Apple Removes 25,000 Apps

There is no official confirmation of the news from Apple as of now. But if the news comes true, the amount of removed apps would be equivalent to 1.4% of the total number of apps it offered.

In its official statement today, Apple said that they have removed gambling apps as they are illegal in the Chinese version of the App Store. Chinese media has always been very critical to Apple for not taking urgent steps to remove illegal apps in the App Store.  The report said that despite Apple’s claim that they don’t allow such apps in the app store, bogus lottery and gambling apps are still available in Chinese version of iOS store.

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skype Archive Conversation Feature

Skype Brings Archive Conversation Feature in Latest Update

Microsoft owned Skype gets a most awaited feature in its latest update. The latest version of this most popular messenger app allows users to archive conversation for further reference.

Skype’s Archive Conversation Feature

The updated version of the Skype is available on Android and iOS for download, limited to the users enrolled in the Skype Preview Insider program.

If you’ve updated version of the app, you can archive a conversation by visiting the following places in your Skype app.

  • The chat list item menu (Right click or

What are Cell Boosters and How They can Benefit You?

Cell phone has become a major part of our day to day life. Wherever we go it is one the thing that goes along with us. You can call it a necessity or just aimless use of the mobile phone but it has to be with you more than anything else. We cannot imagine a day without our phones it is need of the hour. Cell phone helps in communication via calling or texting and at the same time it is one of our favorite ways to pass time.

Many a times when we cannot use our cell phone due to poor signal, it gets very annoying and irritating. Imagine you have to make an urgent call? When you need to make crucial payment online?  When you need to fix important appointments? At times you are stuck somewhere and need help? This is a just the beginning let us not even go there! For situations like these cell phone booster installation can be useful.

What is a cell phone booster?

Before digging into the advantage of a cell phone booster we first should understand what a cell phone booster actually is? A cell booster is specifically designed to boost your network that will enable better communication. A cell phone booster in simple words is a device that catches weak mobile signals, amplifies and then transmits them. The waves that are transmitted through the mobile towers decreases with distance and various hurdles. A cell phone booster enhances this decreased amplitude of the waves to help you communicate better.

How to Use Social Media to Promote Services of an Academic Writer?

Social media is most commonly considered as a computer-mediated latest advancements that prominently facilitate the newest creation and sharing of several things such as career interests, information, and exceptional ideas through various virtual networks. However, it has been observed that there are numerous advantages of advertising on social media channels.

Social Media to Promote Academic Writing Service

Meanwhile, in this fast-growing world, the services of academic writing has been encouraging and play a vital role. There is a number of websites such as Top Writer List where essay writers can get paid. However,  there are other ways of promoting services of an academic writer; social media is deliberated one of the best tools. It has been stated that social media has redefined the way academic writing is promoted. With these latest technologies and advancement, there is no need to spend numbers of hours online in order to start using social media to promote writing services effectively.

Thus, here are ways and tips to use social media effectually in regards to promoting services of an academic writer.

Initiate with a Blog

Writing a blog is considerably a great initiative and having a personal blog is noticeably the best ways to stay connected with the potential customers. Blogs represent the quality of a person’s work in an effective and appropriate manner. A blog should be well-written, appropriately formatted, highly engaging, and a person should promote it strategically via social media.

Engage your Readers

It is highly important to engage readers in social network and likewise, it is vital to form real connections with individuals of value to your network. Making a strong association will help the writer to gain maximum customers. Another considerable thing is to exceptionally believe in what you are writing without any doubts. In addition, to engage readers is to reflect perfection in your writing style and it must be error-free.

Trending Channels

As perceived, there is a number of different platforms available to choose from while using social media to promote academic writing services. Such trending and latest channel include Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. While using any of the social media platforms it is highly recommended to choose and figure out the best resource which can cater the targeted audience.

Consistent brand image

Although you do not use different social networking platforms for all the same purposes, you need to maintain a consistent brand image. Make sure your username and logo match each account and you’ll learn the look and tone. You want people to easily identify your brand, even the best information will not bring anything good unless it comes back to you.

Customization

When sharing the content, use the custom publishing feature on each social networking platform. This includes names, images, and instructions for what you share. Every marketer and user of social networks is agitated for the user. The more your site is optimized for your messages, the more effective your advertising on social networks will be. For instance, divide each category of the subjects and post your expertise while providing sample papers in an effective manner.

Asking questions is important

Do not simply delete the link. Ask users of social networks to communicate with you, asking questions and feedback increases their chances of interacting with your content. Social media is created for people, not for business. Therefore, you should always try to establish relationships with users of social networks.

The beauty of marketing in social networks is that it can improve public relations and content marketing, and only needs to look for answers. To create feedback and encourage participation in social networks, include in your content a question that causes readers to respond. It helps immensely to academic writers because people do not trust easily when it comes to their studies, directly future.

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Academic writers can directly offer their services through different yet effectual ads on various social media platforms. Pinning ads on social media can directly help in promoting their writing service and it significantly means that the ad will stay at the top of the newsfeed. It will guide students to approach their need accordingly. Social proof is an important indicator that others like your service and your writing. This helps potential customers realize that you are suitable for their exact needs.

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It can be concluded that social media is a great channel which can be used to promote the services of an academic writer in most effective manner. The most flexible and useful sites of social media are Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and few others. Similarly, there are numbers of advantages of promoting a business through social media such as it helps the academic writer to grow sales, uses

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Smart Toothbrush Sparks Concern for Data Security

The growing number of connected devices makes some concerned consumers understandably wonder what happens to the data those devices collect, and if the companies could potentially use the information they gather against them. Such was the case with a smart toothbrush customers received when they purchased insurance premiums from Beam Dental.

Data Transferring Is Not Mentioned on the Website

The company provided the toothbrush as a way to track people’s dental hygiene habits, and I can understand why some customers felt the product crossed a line. It’s one thing if a dentist can tell how much a person brushes and flosses at an annual checkup, but an entirely different matter if an insurance company is consistently collecting data about someone’s brushing habits.

That’s what happened in this case. Interestingly, the material on the insurance company’s website doesn’t mention the data-transferring features of the toothbrush at all.

It does, however, discuss how people receive new brushes every six months, shipped free to their doorsteps. It also highlights how people can get the toothbrushes in a variety of stylish colors and enjoy features such as an automatic shutoff feature that activates after two minutes.

The content about the brush mentions how the gadget has Bluetooth connectivity and gives people the information they need to adopt better brushing habits. Also, the base of the brush includes the word “connected,” but there are no other indications of the fact that by using the brush, people are letting their insurance company know how often and for how long they brush.

Who Sees the Information?

Clarification in Beam Dental’s help documentation reveals the company

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YouTube for Web Gets Picture-in-picture Feature Soon

Google’s video streaming site YouTube is now testing a picture-in-picture type function for desktop users. A report published in 9to5Google suggested that the feature that’s already available for Android and iOS users would allow users to minimize and watch a video while continuing to browse.

YouTube is testing picture-in-picture mode for Desktop

Once the feature goes live, a user can simultaneously play the video and browse the web. While video is playing, user can click anywhere on YouTube to navigate away. Video / audio will keep playing in minimized mode as floating window in the bottom-right corner of your screen.

Even in the floating video mode, all major controls will still be available including play / pause, replay, and the ability to watch the next clip. The name of the playing video will still be displayed underneath, and a small icon in the bottom-right corner will give user allows access to full playlists.

It’s yet to see if this feature is just for testing with a select group of users or the company will be rolling this out across all accounts. It’s worth waiting to see if picture-in-picture mode is being tested for YouTube Red subscribers or will be implemented widely at all.

In all the aspects it’s being made available, it would be a great way to make browsing tunes on the platform a more seamless experience.

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