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Reliance Introduces Chillx Multilingual All-in-One Entertainment App

On Wednesday, Reliance Entertainment confirmed the launch of Chillx, its first ever multilingual all-in-one entertainment application. The deal was introduced with FunOnGo Media & Entertainment, a digital media and distribution company that is also being described as a telecom VAS (Value Added Services) company.

The Chillx application has been introduced for Android and gives access to paid and free movies, short films, music, games, apps, and videos. Apart from English, the app features support for regional languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, and Telugu. The firm cites statistics for claiming that by 2020, 85% of smartphone users in the country will consume entertainment in local languages, the purpose behind the multilingual feature of the app.

According to Reliance Entertainment, the Chillx app supports premium and free versions, with plans beginning at Rs. 49 per month. While some content is paid, some content is free and some content is ad-supported also. While not describing them exactly, Reliance says the Chillx app will enable users to select from different payment methods, with the inclusion of carrier/telecom billing.

The firm proclaims that with the Chillx app, it has become one of the largest content distributors, publishers and aggregators in the nation, with over 500 partners, with the inclusion of Phantom Films and Plan C Company. While the application doesn’t need a login, logging in will give customisation options like interests. Users can log in through their mobile number, aside from their Google or Facebook accounts.

Reliance also notes that the Chillx application helps users select streaming audio and video quality, with the inclusion of the capacity of setting high quality on good connections and medium quality on poor bandwidth. Users will be able to access both download and streaming options for audio and video content, giving an offline viewing option.

The Chillx app gives access to paid games and apps which users can try before buying, with a particular target on India-centric content, and suggestions will be given based on utilisation habits. Users will be capable of sharing content with friends through a social platform, with the inclusion of WhatsApp. The app also highlights reward points that can be earned by inviting friends and liking content. Users can redeem points while buying content in-app.

While the Chillx application is available for downloading via Google Play Store, Reliance Entertainment says the application will come preinstalled on a smartphone of selected OEMs, and can also be sideloaded at chosen telecom retail stores. The firm has already partnered with Karbonn, Lava, Intex and Micromax for pre-installing the app on their smartphones.

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Women’s Safety App ‘I Feel Safe’ Launched

On Tuesday, a mobile app named ‘I Feel Safe’ focused at helping ladies make sure their security in Delhi, the national capital was introduced at Delhi University.

Union Minister Mr. Harsh Vardhan said that women in India had suffered abuse and social criticism for centuries. It was imperative for changing societal mindsets so that all women of the nation would get the respect which was her due and would shine in life in her selected field, be it music, dance, sports, medicine, engineering, science or any other field of human endeavor.

This mobile app, which is powered by Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust, is a personal safety app for the users of smartphone grown in association with MSAI (Mobile Standards Alliance of India).

The application immediately includes a virtual panic button and the smartphone owners can easily tap the ‘Safety Ka Power Button’ 5 times for activating an alarm.

The app doesn’t require for being invoked for the feature of safety alarm for working and functions even if the phone screen is not unlocked, Wi-Fi networks are unavailable, the SIM card has been removed and without the requirement for subscribing to a data plan.

You can use this app across India on every mobile network and it sends near real-time updates regarding the mobile user’s location.

Asha Devi, mother of Nirbhaya appreciated the motivation and support which this nation’s youth and the government had provided to Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust and the reason of Indian women in the previous 4 years.

She said that it was her ardent wish that each girl must be capable of living a wholesome life and step out of their house without being afraid of violence and molestation.

In an urgent situation, the app indicates the emergency contacts of the user with the latitude and longitude of their present area.

An automatic call is placed by it to the national emergency number, i.e. 100 and the area of the possible victim is tracked per 30 seconds and made accessible to their emergency call centre team, emergency contacts, who then reach out to provide assistance and for overcoming the emergency situation as well.

So, every woman is highly recommended to download this app on their smartphone for their safety.

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Now Click Better Pictures with Microsoft’s New Pix Camera App

Do you want to have a camera app which makes everything easy and performs efficiently? Well, then Microsoft’s new Pix Camera app on iOS lets you do exactly the same. There are no manually adjustable settings in this app and with its use of artificial intelligence you can have the best possible pictures with just a single tap.

Though the photo-enthusiasts don’t find it suitable as they prefer adjusting every possible camera setting to their preference, this app is implied particularly for the people who just want to click pictures without any issues related to the procedure.

An interesting thing about this app is that the app clicks pictures before you even tap on the shutter and captures lots of pictures always and selects the best one among them by analyzing the features like sharpness, quality; and the facial features like smiles and checks whether the person in the picture has his/her eyes open.

Presently Microsoft’s Pix app is just available in the US and prioritizes its target on people present in pictures after facial identification and modifies different features like white-balance, contrast, brightness etc. on its own. This app applies de-noising on the pictures with a collection of information from other burst clicks and improves your pictures in real-time.

This app also has a feature named ‘compare’ which you can see the variations made by the app in comparison with a normal click with.

On its description page, the company says that every interesting motion in your shot can be detected by this app. It stitches together a burst of shots into a short looping video named Live Image. This feature you can avail on iPhone and iPad models which are iPhone 5s later, not like the Live Photo Feature of Apple, which is available only for current models.

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Prisma Launches Photo Filter Beta App for Android

Prisma, the photo filter app for iOS, which has formed a big amount of interest in spite of Pokemon Go taking over the globe, has presently arrived with its first beta version for Android.

All you need to do for signing up for the beta app of Android is just sign up for newsletter about the Prisma app which you can avail at the bottom of home page at the official website of the app. Early after signing up, the team behind this application will send you a mail with the link for signing up and downloading the beta version for this Android app.

The Next Web first reported this news of the beta and finally it is confirmed by Prisma that users who sign up will start receiving invitations for trying out the app from Tuesday. The co-founder of this app also added that there are some highlighted features in queue such as 360-degree Prisma images, Prisma video feature and a large list of new styles for you for transforming your preferred pictures into astounding bits of online art.

For its creative around the globe, this amazing photo filter app has been appreciated and has found its users in popular Indian Bollywood celebs like Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt among all.

The pictures taken by you are transformed into art pieces utilizing the styles of popular artists like Picasso, Munk and also world famous patterns and ornaments. In a little over 5 weeks of its release, the app has been downloaded over 7.5 million times.

People already have started a lot this Prisma app. It is highly easy to use and its promising features make us remember of Instagram when it first released.

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WhatsApp to End Support for Its Symbian App on December 31

WhatsApp has begun informing the users of Symbian that the application will stop functioning on the platform on 31st December. Earlier this year, this Facebook-owned messaging app had declared that it will end support for some mobile OS from 2017, with inclusion of Nokia’s dated Symbian.

A notification regarding the end of support of WhatsApp for the platform has started arriving up to the users of Symbian globally. The message states that the users will not be able using WhatsApp after December 31, 2016 as WhatsApp will end support their phones. The message is actually all about stating the end-of-life date for the WhatsApp app for the Symbian platform.

For recalling, back in February, WhatsApp had declared the end of support for Symbian along with BlackBerry. The company had suggested users for upgrading to the newest iPhone, Windows phone or Android before the end of 2016 for continuing using the messaging service. The company had highlighted how much the market changed in some years since WhatsApp was introduced in 2009. Earlier, iOS and Android platforms were running on less than 25% of the devices, while Nokia and BlackBerry’s OS ruled the market with nearly a 70% share. However, WhatsApp’s choice of pulling the plug on BlackBerry and Symbian summarizes how the platforms have lost their popularity.

Aside from Symbian and BlackBerry, WhatsApp declared that it will end support for Android 2.2 or below and Windows Phone 7.1.

One of the biggest causes why WhatsApp will end the support is these operating systems are not providing the type of capacities, the messaging service requires to maximize the features of its app in the future.

Soon after BlackBerry had said that it was hugely disappointed with the decision of WhatsApp to give up its platform.

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Facebook Ultimately Introduces Its Messenger App on Windows 10 Mobile

Prior this month, Facebook officially introduced its app on the desktops powered by Windows 10 OS. Presently, the social networking giant has launched its Messenger app for the Windows 10 smartphones. This latest move has come just the days after introducing Windows 10 desktop application for Messenger.

FB Messenger on the platform of Windows 10 mobile sports many features which are already available on its iOS and Android counterparts. This application provides a lot of features like group conversation, customizing your username, changing theme color, sending stickers and GIFs, forwarding messages to offline contacts, searching people and adding them into the group chat, knowing when people have seen your messages and so forth. It in fact comes with the features of Windows like Live Tiles.

The FB Messenger app has rolled out on the platform of Windows 10 on June 30 and the app can be downloaded from the Windows mobile App Store for completely free.

At this moment, it is in Beta, yet it feels as if the application is prepared for primetime. However, there are some bugs, yet nothing which breaks the application.

The present FB Messenger app was first unveiled for Windows 10 to crazed reviews by critics and fans alike.

So, aren’t you interested in downloading this Messenger app for your Windows 10 mobile? Do it now and enjoy messaging your friends anywhere in the world.

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Twitter Launches New Dashboard App to Target Small & Medium Businesses

The Micro-blogging website, Twitter has just introduced its all-new Dashboard app for helping business owners connecting with their customers. The main purpose of this app is streamlining involvement for business accounts.

Though the app is presently available on iOS platform, you can also access it on the web. In its blog post, unveiling Dashboard, Twitter said that it would be a place for businesses for telling stories, sharing news and having conversations which delight, educate and support their clients.

According to the company, Dashboard can assist small and medium businesses to involve with their customers by making a custom feed which shows what is to be said regarding them on the social platform. The tool will also assist in scheduling tweets. Twitter will also offer tweet tips geared only for businesses, which will assist in starting conversation and gathering customers.

Previously this week, Twitter included a new feature which would help a user add virtual stickers to photos by only searching like hashtags.

The organization is also making collections of stickers which are connected to the events and times of the year such as Christmas and New Year. This all-new feature was same as inclusion of a sticker to a Snapchat post where a user can add, rotate and resize various stickers to every post.

The management of Twitter has been doing everything for getting the organization back on its feet with the launch of this app.

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LG Introduces VPInput App to Help Users Control V10, G4 & G5 Smartphones from PCs

LG has introduced a new application named VPInput to allow users get the remote access to their mobile phones via laptops and PCs as well. The app is just compatible with the LG V10, LG G4 and LG G5 smartphones.

Making this work, the users also require downloading the LG VPInput PC application (Mac or Windows) on their desktops or laptops along with the app on any of these 3 smartphones. It also needs Bluetooth connectivity and the program would not work for those desktops that don’t support Bluetooth. It is confirmed by LG that this program doesn’t support the Bluetooth dongle, thus this working is just applicable for Bluetooth integrated PCs and laptops.

After setting up the whole thing, the users will be able browsing via their V10, G4 and G5 smartphones from their laptops or desktops without requiring picking up their mobiles all time. The user will significantly be capable of controlling the smartphone utilizing the mouse and PC keyboard.

According to the company, the VPInput application lets all LG smartphone users control their devices utilizing the keyboard and mouse of their PCs and it’s a convenient solution while you are at your desk yet want checking your mobile without any interruption at your workflow.

The program also enables using functions like Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V while inputting texts from the keyboard on the smartphones which are compatible to LG. This program will be useful particularly at work, where every PC and smartphone file could be accessed at the same time on one screen. Additionally, users can only continue communicating on IM applications and other chat services from a single device. Screenshots captured on the PC can be sent to contacts via the smartphone also. However, this app is now available on Google Play Store for free download.

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BitTorrent Introduces a Streaming Media App for Android and iOS

BitTorrent has been making efforts recently for changing its bad image as it has long been similar to piracy. For aiding that vision, the organization has declared BitTorrent Now, a streaming media app which provides movies and music from individual artists that you have possibly never heard before. Now it is available on Android platform, with assistance for Apple TV and iOS simultaneously.

The content comes from the existing platform of the organization – introduced in 2013 as BitTorrent Bundles – which it says has huge support from the artists who use it – around 30,000 of them, as per BitTorrent. That adds people like Thom Yorke, Madonna and Lady Gaga. BitTorrent claims that over 200 million people have utilized the platform for downloading the content.

As for BitTorrent Now, content can either be paid up front, ad-supported or free. Since the creators of content are not widely well known, although with some exceptions, the organization is working hard to care the staff and offer you the best options in the applications. Even you can follow the creators for getting notifications while a new stuff is unveiled, then watch it on requirement or download it to view it later.

Additionally, BitTorrent Now supports transfer also, enabling you picking up what you are watching on say, your phone on the move, later on your Apple TV.

So you have a query like how it is different from YouTube Red or Spotify. In a statement, Robert Delamar and Jeremy Johnson, co-CEOs said that existing platforms imposed algorithmic discovery, format restrictions, business models; all of which are barriers between fans and artists. The connection to fans and creative vision were not the priority.

Additionally, the aim of BitTorrent Now is to emerge artists. Anybody can submit content to its platform. Even the content creators can make use of email gates so that audiences will need to give their email ids before getting their access.

In terms of revenue, unlike other platforms which like to lean corporate-heavy, BitTorrent Now provides artists a 70/30 percent split for ad revenue and 90/10 percent split for direct sales. The service is providing a percentage which us unlikely being matched by anybody else by doing so.

Since for BitTorrent, the ad-supported model is new, they are presently in the pilot stage with some artists such as indie film company Oscilloscope Labs, director Adam Bhala Lough, singer Kerli and rapper Yung Jake.

Second app of the company is BitTorrent Now following the launch of BitTorrent Live – live streaming application – back in the month of May.

Google Chrome Grabs the Top Place of Desktop Browser

Google Chrome Grabs the Top Place of Desktop Browser

Google Chrome has won the battle with Internet Explorer and crowned as the top desktop browser.

It has been estimated by NetMarketShare that in April Google Chrome had around 41.7% of desktop browser share, dethroning the 41% share of Internet Explorer. Even Mozilla Firefox had 9.7% of share. NetMarketShare reports that when it was about using browser software to access the internet from mobile devices, Google Chrome commanded a little more than 49% of the market.

Microsoft also has stopped giving importance to Internet Explorer and started highlighting Edge, its new browser for Windows 10. Whatever it is, there is no doubt about the fact that Chrome is picking up the slack.

We all know that around four years ago, StatCounter already announced that Google Chrome is the most-used web browser. And now NetMarketShare thinks the same. Although Edge has become better lately, it will not be just a cakewalk for Microsoft to dethrone Chrome just the way Chrome has done to Internet Explorer.

Hope, you have been browsing through Google Chrome for long. Isn’t it just superbly user friendly? Continue using it and let the browser stick to its current position.

Hoping for some more interesting browsers or anticipating what will come in the market next? Then all you have to do is just wait.

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