WhatsApp to delete All of Your chat data, Videos and Photos, here’s how to save it
It is important to be aware that of the WhatsApp backups which haven’t been upgraded in more than annually will be automatically deleted by Google.
Before you begin, make certain you are connected to wi fi, as whats app can be large and may use an excessive amount of internet data.
Google shows that users should back-up their whats app accounts before November 1-2, 2018, to avert lack in any copies. Here’s how you can certainly perform it.
Ensure that you have Google-Drive setup on your cell phone. Proceed to WhatsApp, then go to Settings (3 dots on right top) > Settings > Keyboards > Chat Backup. Select Back Up and you’ll automatically see everything getting backed upto Google-Drive.
The whats app content backed up on Google-Drive allows the users to restore it when needed. But the Google-Drive storage space is eaten up by these backups.
Although maybe not anymore the newest agreement between Google and WhatsApp will count your whats app backups. To put it differently, there will not be any restrictions for uploading WhatsApp copies on Google Drive. The data on Google Drive will consist of even GIFs, photos, videos, documents and messages.
The Way to manually replicate Whats App
Basically, the new change is part of a app upgrade that changes the way backed up WhatsApp content works.
However, messages and media that you backup would not be protected by whats app end-to-end encryption while in Google-Drive.
The new agreement is said to enter into effect from November 1 2, 2018, and is applicable and then Android users. For iPhone users, their whats app data is backed up on iCloud.
Observing a brand fresh agreement between Google and WhatsApp, the latter shall start deleting your data, videos and photos which you’ve saved on Android devices, reports the Mirror Online.
For those unaware, whats app uses Google-Drive — a popular cloud-storage service that allows storage of 15GB to backup messages, photos, and even videos.
You can get 200GB of free iCloud storage from Apple, here’s how you can get it
With just weeks before the unveiling of upcoming iPhone 2018 lineup, Apple is reportedly offering free 200GB iCloud storage to iOS users as part of a promotional offer.
According to a thread spotted on Reddit, the free 200GB iCloud storage will be available to users for a period of two months. However, this offer will be valid only for new customers in the U.S., and not for users of iCloud’s premium subscription. Also, this promotional offer will be made exclusively available for new subscribers on four major wireless carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.
While the new iCloud subscribers will get free storage of 200GB for a period of two months, the plan will automatically renew after the free two-month window expires and users will be charged at $2.99 per month if it is not canceled. According to Apple, the billing will start automatically and if users want a refund, then they should contact Apple within 14 days from the billing date.
By default, Apple offers 5GB of iCloud storage free to all the users. Besides this, the tech giant also offers three paid iCloud tiers: 50GB for $0.99 per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month, and 2TB for $9.99 per month. In fact, the company began offering a free month trial of its storage tiers – 50GB, 200GB, and 2TB to its new subscribers earlier this year.
By offering such promotional plans, Apple is looking to make iPhone owners sign up for its services. Also, the new iCloud offer is a good marketing gimmick by the Cupertino giant to make more users purchase the iPhone 2018 lineup after its release.
Those who aren’t interested in the iCloud subscription, can go to the iCloud Storage screen, tap on Manage Storage, then Change Storage, tap Downgrade Options, and then select the free 5GB plan.
This iCloud 200GB promotional offer is not available to owners of Apple devices in other countries. Also, there is no official announcement from Apple about any such plans, but we can hope it may make an announcement in coming days.
YouTube alternative ‘Facebook Watch’ launches worldwide
Facebook on Wednesday announced via an official blog post that ‘Facebook Watch’ will now be “available everywhere.”
Considered as an answer to YouTube, Facebook Watch, the video-on-demand (VOD) platform, allows users to view video on different genres like sports, news, entertainment along with videos from content creators in their personalized Watch Feed. It also allows users to comment and react to videos on real time on Facebook Watch. For those unaware, Facebook Watch was only launched in the U.S. in August 2017.
By breaking loose from its limited availability in the States, Facebook is looking to attract more people to its VOD platform through its global reach and also increase its advertisement revenue.
“Every month, more than 50 million people in the U.S. come to watch videos for at least a minute in Watch — and total time spent watching videos in Watch has increased by 14X since the start of 2018,” said Facebook’s Head of Video Fidji Simo in the official blog post.
“Taking Watch global also means new opportunities for creators and publishers around the world. We’re expanding our Ad Breaks program so more partners can make money from their videos, and we’re offering new insights, tools and best practices for Pages in Creator Studio,” Simo added.
Ad revenue will be divided into two parts, 55% for the content creator and 45% for Facebook, which was also the same ratio in the United States.
“We’re building new video experiences that put people at the center, giving them the ability to shape the direction of the content. Over time you’ll be able to find new video experiences in your Watch feed, like Watch Parties, Premieres and videos focused on audience participation,” Simo said.
“We’re excited to bring Watch to everyone around the world, and invite you to join in the action in our new video destination,” Simo added.
According to Facebook, Watch has the following things to offer:
A place to discover new videos: Find the latest videos spanning entertainment, sports, news and more — all in your personalized Watch feed.
A way to catch up with creators and publishers you love: At the top of your Watch feed you’ll see your Watchlist, a collection of recent videos from Pages you follow. Customize this section by following more Pages or removing Pages from your follow list within Watch.
A home for your saved videos: If you see a video in News Feed but don’t have time to watch it right away, you can save it to watch later in Watch.
Videos you can participate in: We’re building new video experiences that put people at the center, giving them the ability to shape the direction of the content. Over time you’ll be able to find new video experiences in your Watch feed, like Watch Parties, Premieres, and videos focused on audience participation — like the new trivia game show, Confetti. And we’ll make it easier to find live videos so you can discuss the big moments as they’re happening.
Facebook has reportedly signed on Buzzfeed, Vox Media, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to produce original content for Watch. The social media giant is also rumored to be in talks with news agencies including the likes of CNN and Fox News to soon launch a news-centric section in the Watch section.
To access Watch on iOS and Android, check out the Watch icon in your shortcuts bar or the “More” bookmark. Watch is also available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Oculus TV.
In a week Xiaomi will unveil its new flagship offering the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. This highly anticipated smartphone could outperform many flagship smartphones launched in the third and fourth quarter of 2018. So these are the two most exciting features that help the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 to stand out from the crowd.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: 10GB RAM
Android smartphone manufacturers have always tried to push the limits in terms of hardware. OnePlus introduced the concept of offering 8GB RAM that sounds gimmick and worthless. That said, a smartphone with 8GB RAM outperformed even the current flagship devices like the Google Pixel 3 XL.
Additional RAM helps increase both the number and amount of time that open applications are retained in a phone’s memory. This cached data drastically improves the performance of a smartphone. Recently, Oppo announced the 10GB RAM variant of the Oppo Find X. Well, Mi Mix 3 could be the second smartphone with 10GB RAM.
It is worth noting that, it’s fairly difficult for human eyes to notice a performance difference between 8GB RAM and 10GB RAM until and unless both the devices are compared side by side. The higher end variant of the Mi Mix 3 will feature 10GB RAM.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: 5G Connectivity
Next most rumoured feature of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is 5G connectivity. Well, the Mi Mix 3 could be the first smartphone to offer 5G connectivity in the world. This can be considered as one of the biggest technological leaps. The fifth generation of cellular mobile communication offers drastic improvements over the 4G network.
For instance, download speeds around 1Gbps will be standard on a 5G radio. You can consider 5G to be faster than the most modern day broadband connections. 5G connectivity will definitely help the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 to stand out from the crowd.
Samsung W2019 Flip Phone Announced: The $2700 Flagship
Samsung is possibly the only brand that offers futuristic foldable smartphones and the good old flip phones. The South Korean tech giant recently announced its new flagship flip phone the Samsung W2019.
Apart from its form-factor this flip phone packs flagship grade specs and it’s almost double in price compared to any other flagship smartphone. So here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung W2019.
Samsung W2019: Specifications And Features
Samsung W2019 is a premium flagship flip phone that sports two 4.2-inch AMOLED displays. These two displays have an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of 1920×1080. Similar to other flagship devices the Samsung W2019 is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor and Adreno 630 GPU. The flip phone comes with 6GB RAM coupled with either 128GB or 256GB storage.
As for cameras, the Samsung W2019 features a dual camera setup consisting of a 12MP variable aperture wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. It is worth noting that the Samsung W2019 features the same dual-camera setup as on the Galaxy Note 9. The Samsung W2019 is backed up by a 3700mAh battery.
The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Lastly, Samsung W2019 comes with a USB Type-C port but it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung W2019: Pricing And Availability
Samsung W2019 is available in Rose Gold and Platinum color variants. Presently, this premium flip phone only retails in China and will be exclusively available through China Unicom. The sales for this smartphone will begin on 11th November. The Samsung W2019 is priced for 18,999 CNY which roughly translates into $2270 or Rs. 1,95,000. Samsung offers free screen and battery replacements for this flip phone twice a year.
Next Apple iPhone may have a hole in its display, patent reveals
Apple who started the “notch” design standard that saw every other Android OEM incorporating in its smartphone is looking to trend set another legacy.
The Cupertino giant who had filed a patent back in June for a camera cut-out in the display has finally been approved. The patent titled “Integrated Camera Window” was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 8.
The folks at LetsGoDigital who discovered Apple’s new patent shows an iPhone with a hole for the camera in the display. In other words, Apple is looking to place the iPhone’s front camera under the device’s screen in its future phones, thereby killing the notch design.
“Apparatus, systems, and methods for camera integration with a cover glass and for processing cover glass to provide a camera window for an electronic device are disclosed. A camera window can be integrated into the cover glass. The apparatus, systems, and methods are especially suitable for cover glasses, or displays (e.g., LCD displays), assembled in small form factor electronic devices such as handheld electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones, media players, personal digital assistants, remote controls, etc.,” the patent description read.
Besides iPhones, other electronic devices such as portable computers, tablet computers, displays, monitors, televisions as well as iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs could see in-display camera technology soon.
While patents are filed all the time, it is not necessary that every patent is converted into a finished commercial product or even a prototype. Whether or not, Apple will go ahead and implement the display technology in its future devices, only time will tell.
With this patent, Apple joins the list of companies such as Samsung, Asus, and LG who have filed similar patents in the past. However, Apple’s patent is a bit different from its contemporaries.According to the patent, Apple wants to fit the camera window with a ‘cover glass’ where cover glass refers to the display. This display technology is presently applicable only to the LCD screen.