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Samsung Galaxy S9 first look

At whatever point, we discuss android devices. Samsung has been the part player netting the graph as far as deals. All things considered, Samsung is back again with all new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

The outline of S9 and S9+ is indistinguishable to their antecedents, they have the camera equipment overhauled alongside significantly more better choices which will without a doubt be a decent decision for clients paying special mind to a decent camera smart phone.

As far as plan, Samsung has the unique mark sensor set right this time, just underneath the back camera. Lilac Purple is the new color which will snatch some attention. The cell phone will likewise be accessible in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Titanium Graycolor.

Another change that we’ve seen is the expansion of stereo speakers, that will improve client encounter while tuning in to music and watching motion pictures.

Discussing camera, Samsung has presents super-slow mo recording at 960fps, double opening capacity on the back camera sensor, which is equipped for shooting at f/2.4 when there’s a lot of light, yet can change to f/1.5 when the smart phone distinguishes low-light conditions.

With the introduction of two smart modes of clicking pictures in two different light conditions, definitely Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be a good choice for all the camera phone lovers.

Samsung is going to give a tough competition to Google’s Pixel 2 XL and Apple’s iPhone X with best camera and added stereo music experience. Samsung has gone a step ahead by unveiling Intelligent scan which is a combination of facial and iris scan.

Samsung needs to make its advanced colleague, Bixby, more valuable, so the S9 gives it more powers. When you open the Camera application and flip over to Bixby, you can utilize the camera review to make an interpretation of content into an alternate dialect, see calorie tallies in different sustenance’s and even apply cosmetics to your face (which you would then be able to purchase, because of Sephora coordination). Bixby is still no Alexa or Google Assistant, yet these visual highlights could end up being fantastically valuable.

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BSNL launches mobile wallet in partnership with MobiKwik

On Thursday, State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has unveiled to launch its mobile wallet in partnership with digital payment company MobiKwik to enable one-tap bill payment for its over 100 million users.

While, the company did not yet issue any specific timeline for the app launch but reports that “this mobile wallet app will be developed, operated & issued by MobiKwik & will be distributed and marketed by BSNL.

This wallet will allow the users to pay for online recharges, shop and book bus & train tickets, make bill payments, pay for their daily purchases & much more features.

The mobile wallet app, developed by MobiKwik for BSNL, is in line with the telecom corporation’s goal to outreach the digital payments to semi-urban and rural India, a BSNL statement said.

It will ensure the ease of payment to its customers while equally strengthening the finacial compostion in the rural areas which usually get neglected, said by Manoj Sinha, telecom minister.

The collaboration of brands in the app will assure that all its 100 million users are able to ‘seamlessly and efficiently make all transactions and make mobile & other financial payments through wallet’, which will work on both smartphones & feature phones, said BSNL chairman, Anupam Srivastva.

BSNL claimed that with over 1.5 million merchants on the network, this is going to be India’s largest mobile wallet app by any telecom company.

The association with BSNL will “empower masses in India with the access to reliable internet connectivity & digital payments”, said Bipin Preet Singh, founder and CEO of MobiKwik.

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Now Gmail Android App Lets You Send Money Easily

In a new growth, on Tuesday, Google launched the capacity of requesting and sending money through Gmail. The capacity, which was first just available on the web, has now come on the Android app also. Users now can tap on the ‘Attachment button’ in the Gmail Android app, and tap on the ‘Send Money’ option for transferring money easily utilising the Google Wallet.

On the Web, there is a small ‘$’ icon next to the compose button which helps you transfer money. On the Gmail Android app, it’s hidden below the attachment button which earlier just helps you attach files, videos, and images to email. It even makes use of the Google Wallet available on every Android device and makes sending money simpler.

The money transferring process is really easy, and you only need to click on the ‘Attachment button’ and choose a new option named ‘Send Money’. The ‘Send Money’ option helps you request for cash as well, and the receiver will get the money without any requirement of installing an additional app. You can refill your Google Wallet utilising your debit or credit cards, and then send money as an attachment to every Gmail Android and online user throughout the world.

Unfortunately, this feature of money sending through Gmail is unavailable for iOS users now, but it must presumably come soon. Additionally, it’s worth noting that this feature has just been made live for the US users only.

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Paytm is to Add Reliance Jio in Its Telecom Operator List

With free Jio services set to finish on 31st March, Paytm has added Jio to its list of telecom operators for the prepaid recharges. The declaration was made on social platform by the biggest digital payments company of India on Twitter.

Besides, the option for paying Jio postpaid bills is yet to be added on Paytm. When there is no official word on it yet, the Jio postpaid bill payment option may be added once the billing cycles of the operator come to an end towards May.

Other third-party recharge sites like RechargeItNow and MobiKwik also have Jio in their list of telecom operators for prepaid recharges. Besides, FreeCharge, another popular name in this domain, is yet to add Jio to its list.

Jio users will require starting paying for services beginning 1st April, once the Jio Happy New Year Offers comes to a completion. While the roaming services and voice calls will remain free indefinitely, services like the bundled apps and 4G will become chargeable.

For softening this blow, the organisation has introduced the Jio Prime subscription plan which offers the option for availing extra data per month at the similar prices as the prepaid recharges, alongside the bundled apps worth Rs. 10,000. For combating the new operator, Vodafone, Airtel, and Idea have introduced their own offers which give users 1GB of data daily, same as Jio.

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WhatsApp Text Status Feature Is Back With ‘About’ Description

WhatsApp did a big update by launching Snapchat-like WhatsApp Status a while back. However, it met with lots of criticisms from numerous users who wanted the old text-based status message back. Presently, with the latest beta of WhatsApp, the organisation is testing only that. In the most recent Android Beta version 2.17.95, users are presently seeing the revival of the old status message feature.

Still, the feature is being tested, but it indicates that it must come in the consistent version soon. If you want to utilise it instantly, we recommend you sign up for the WhatsApp Beta Community in Google Play. For Beta users, you’ll see the old status feature by pressing the 3 dot icon on the top right corner. Head to Settings, and in the ‘About’ and phone number section, you will see the old status option back. It arrives with the old default options of ‘Available’, ‘At School’, ‘Busy’ etc. and more significantly doesn’t disappear in 24 hours.

Significantly, these ‘About’ description and phone number sections are not visible to every Beta user as yet. The revival of the text status does not mean that the new WhatsApp Status feature will disappear. Still, it exists in a separate tab where you can add images and videos in 24 hours, simply like Snapchat. The tab additionally lists all the new upgrades from your contacts in the similar format as you see on Snapchat. Unfortunately, there is no way of disabling this feature totally.

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Facebook 360 for Gear VR Introduced, the Social Network’s First Dedicated VR App

On 8th March 2017, Facebook introduced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, its dedicated VR app for helping users find and enjoy 360-degree images and videos. Nevertheless, one caveat which comes with the launch is that the app is presently only available for the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset of Samsung. It must be noted that the app does not let you browse via your normal News Feed from Facebook but offers 4 different sections for helping you browse via the 360-degree content available on the social network.

Presently, the Facebook 360 for Gear VR app features 4 different feeds – Explore, Following, Saved, and Timeline. The Explore feed helps users browse via some of the popular content available on the social media while the Following feed presents the 360-degree content posted by the pages or their friends that they are following. The Saved feed is for the 360-degree content which the users have saved themselves for later viewing and ultimately the Timeline feed enables users browsing via the 360-degree content posted by themselves on their Timeline.

For downloading the Facebook 360 for Gear VR app, users can open the Oculus app on their Gear VR-compatible Samsung device and search for Facebook 360. They can also select for visiting the Oculus site for getting started and downloading the app.

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Now Ola for Android Providing UPI Payment Option to Choose Users

Leaping on the latest form of new-age digital payments in India, Ola has updated its Android app for accepting payments through UPI (Unified Payments Interface). With the UPI service, Ola users will be capable of paying for the rides straight from their bank account, including already available Ola money, credit or debit card payment options. The UPI payment method is available in the most recent Android v4.2.9 of the Ola app on Google Play; however, as the company notes, it is presently just accessible by a few users.

The UPI enables cashless payments across various merchants straight from the bank account without an engagement of third party entity like e-wallets, payment gateways etc. It also helps you get rid of a need to input IFSC code, bank or branch name for transferring payments online. With UPI, a user receives a VPA (Virtual Payment Address) which begins with the preferred username followed by a ‘@’ symbol and the name of the bank. A 4-digit PIN is also needed each time for safety purposes.

As we mentioned, Ola is rolling out the UPI payment strategy beginning with a plenty of users. The launch notes on Google Play mention – ‘more ways to go cashless: Now add UPI ID as a payment method and pay for your Ola rides directly from your bank account; available for a few users’.

The listing of Ola on Google Play highlights the arrival of UPI payment method. You can check whether the feature is available to you within the latest version of the Ola app for Android.

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Google Home Set to Receive Multi-User Support Soon

Last year, Google launched its smart speaker Google Home, and due to its nascent technology, there is also a lot which still requires being included. Early adopters basically nagged about the inability of Google Home of difference between voices of various people in just one Home. Appears like Google is heeding feedback, and is willing to add multi-user support feature, an app dismantling of the v1.21 update for Google Home unveils. The update likewise brings along a few enhancements like timer and alarm checks and separate voice identification.

Android Police found the multi-user support feature while digging into the code. It proclaims that the app will enable the option for adding users and set up separate profiles for them. This implies that the device will be capable of recognising different voices, and switch to that user automatically. You won’t require opening the app for switching users, but a smooth transition will occur by identifying the individual voice.

Nevertheless, there is no clarity on when or if this will come in the stable version, but the code surely gives the confirmation that Google is already working on it.

As we have already stated, Google Home v1.21 brings a way for checking timers and alarms set on Google Home, and delete them if needed. This excellent feature is hidden well within the app, but if you really want to get there, just head to Devices in the Navigation drawer, find your device, and then Choose Settings -> Alarms and Timers. This particular section helps you modify the volume, select the music of the alarm, and in fact delete them if you want to. Nevertheless, there is no way you can adjust an existing alarm on the application. The Google Home app update for the users of Android must come through OTA on Google Play Store.

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Gmail for Android Receives New App Shortcuts, Support for Exchange Tasks

Google has revamped its Gmail app for Android and the new update brings along more application shortcuts to the app on Android 7.1 Nougat and later versions as well. Aside from the app shortcuts, the search giant has also added support for Exchange tasks to the email client on Android.

Earlier to this update, there was only one app shortcut available which enabled users for composing a new mail message. Even although this shortcut still presents, currently it is accompanied by shortcuts for up to 3 email accounts. The application shortcuts can be dragged to the home screen and thus make it simpler for gaining availability to various email accounts.

According to the report, the order of the accounts is decided by the last 3 accounts which you communicated with inside the app.

Coming to the second inclusion to the app, the Google has revamped its Gmail app for Android and the new update brings along more application shortcuts to the app on Android 7.1 Nougat and later versions as well. Aside from the app shortcuts, the search giant has also added support for Exchange tasks to the email client on Android.

Earlier to this update, there was only one app shortcut available which enabled users for composing a new mail message. Even although this shortcut still presents, currently it is accompanied by shortcuts for up to 3 email accounts. The application shortcuts can be dragged to the home screen and thus make it simpler for gaining availability to various email accounts.

According to the report, the order of the accounts is decided by the last 3 accounts which you communicated with inside the app.

Coming to the second inclusion to the app, the search giant has included the support for Exchange Tasks within the Gmail app with the most recent app update. Google said in its blog post that this new feature would synchronize your tasks with Exchange so you could always stay on top of your task list, even when you would be on the go. You could create a task, edit its priority or date, and flag an email as a to-do for later response.

As per the company, the Gmail app on Android is enterprise ready and can be safely deployed. The search giant added that with a unified tasks list, they would have made it simple for you for focusing on people’s essential tasks and check things off the list once they would be done.

The updated Gmail app for Android is already rolling out and can be availed from the Play Store.
search giant has included the support for Exchange Tasks within the Gmail app with the most recent app update. Google said in its blog post that this new feature would synchronize your tasks with Exchange so you could always stay on top of your task list, even when you would be on the go. You could create a task, edit its priority or date, and flag an email as a to-do for later response.

As per the company, the Gmail app on Android is enterprise ready and can be safely deployed. The search giant added that with a unified tasks list, they would have made it simple for you for focusing on people’s essential tasks and check things off the list once they would be done.

The updated Gmail app for Android is already rolling out and can be availed from the Play Store.

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Paytm Mall Standalone App Introduced for eCommerce Services

Paytm has spun off the eCommerce part of its Payments app into a Standalone app named Paytm Mall. This swift separates the wallet side of the business from the eCommerce side. Alongside this, the main Paytm application has got an update which is said to make the app quicker and enhances the user experience.

Coming to the Paytm Mall, the new app has every category a person would expect from an eCommerce app, with the inclusion of fashion, electronics, furnishings and so forth. As was the case with the Paytm eCommerce marketplace, the new Paytm Mall app offers cashback, which is credited to the related wallets of the users in lieu of a discount. In that sense, the new app appears to simplify the Paytm experience, with buying and wallet not having to compete for attention, whereas the features and experiences remain otherwise the same.

The Paytm Mall app itself looks and functions a lot like the main Paytm app – tap the mall button on the navigation pane of the latter, and the experience appears largely identical. Does this say that the Mall will go to go away completely from the main Paytm app? Finally, on February 27, Paytm declared that it has crossed 200 million wallets, so it might feel that it is advantageous for letting transactions take the focus on the new app.

Paytm has introduced a Standalone eCommerce app. For years, has run its eCommerce divisions and mobile wallet together, and you utilise the similar app to avail both sides of the business.