FB designed a feature to mute friends online

Facebook is launching a ‘Snooze’ feature that will allow users to temporarily unfollow or mute a Person, Page or Group. The feature will not only notify its user just before the Snooze period is about to end, but also it allows users to reverse the setting at any time.

The snooze is temporary which lasts for 30 days.  Click on the Option button in the top-right corner of a post and select ‘Snooze’ in order to mute a person, page or group; meanwhile, the person, page or group which is under snooze remains blind to the effect.

Collage your popular Instagram posts of 2017

The year is coming to an end and many including Google and YouTube are releasing their ‘Best of 2017’ in many categories. And here is one website which let you publish the 9 most popular photos of your Instagram account and it’s getting rave responses. Head to www.2017bestnine.com and provide your Instagram handle, and it will generate a collage of your top 9 most-liked posts from 2017.

The two options that website provides

There will be a box showing ‘Instagram ID’ where you can provide your handle and click ‘Get’. Then you’ll be given 2 options to choose from. Option one shows the number of posts you had this year and how many likes they received. Next option has just the nine photos without any of the data. You can Instagram it by saving the image to your phone and upload it like a usual Instagram post.

Words by Cream Life
Photographs from Various Internet Sources

Apps for the shopaholics!

RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot will help you gather information about what deals are available around you. The app also provides exclusive coupons and deals. You can use the app to bookmark nearby malls and select stores to receive notifications of ‘time’ based deals.

Groupon

Groupon app provides remarkable local deals. Though most deals are limited in time and quantity, the app provides timely notifications. An added advantage of Groupon is that these deals can be gifted to friends and family.

Shopclues

Shopclues is an online market which has an app version as well.  They are famous for their great deals and offers. The app provides notifications on all deals available. Also there are further discounts if you buy using the app.

Snapdeal

Snapdeal.com provides a wide array of products like mobile phones, laptops, TV, digital cameras, apparel, footwear, and watches. Now with Snapdeal Android app, enjoy easy shopping through your mobile device.

Jabong

From over 1200+ brands offering 1,30,000+ products to choose from, the Jabong mobile app makes shopping easier than web purchasing. This android app can be a one stop for all your online fashion and lifestyle shopping.

Myntra

Myntra shopping app is your access point to the largest fashion and lifestyle site in India. The portal has all that you need to stand out and make a style statement. You can browse about 1,00,000+ product styles from 1000+ brands instantly on the app. The store now has electronic devices along with apparels and fashion accessories.

eBay

eBay is the mother of all e-commerce websites. There are both individuals and fully functional stores selling used and novel items. A securely integrated payment platform (PayPal) assists the buyers and sellers efficiently. The app is developed with all features including filters based on type/rate/quantity. This app makes selling via mobile phone hassle-free.

Words by Akash Kaimal
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Facebook Creator app for video creators  

Facebook has released ‘Facebook Creator’ for video creators. This app includes a bunch of tools for streaming video, updating Stories, and message people across Facebook’s different platforms.

Facebook has long had an app for people who manage Facebook Pages, and it’s also had an app for celebrities that did this kind of community building too. Facebook Creator is just an updated and rebranded version of that app- called Facebook Mentions.

LIVE-STREAMING FEATURES

Creator app includes some special features for Facebook Live. Anyone using it will be able to create custom intros and outros and custom emoji reactions to their live broadcasts  The app is also able to take and edit photos and post them to Facebook Stories and other platforms.

The app also creates a unified inbox for comments on Facebook and Instagram and messages from Messenger, so that you don’t have to bounce between different apps in order to respond to people. The app is available on iOS immediately and is supposed to come to Android in the coming months.

 

Google Maps gets a new look

Google Maps has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant.

When you schedule an event using Google Calendar, get a reservation confirmation in Gmail, or add a restaurant to your “Want to Go” list, Google Maps reflects that too. Google Maps with a new look that better reflects your world, Google Maps said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Google has also updated color scheme and added new icons to help the users quickly identify exactly what kind of point of interest they are looking at.

Places like a cafe, church, museum or hospital will have a designated colour and icon so that it’s easy to find that type of destination on the map. People will see these changes over the next few weeks in all Google products that incorporate Google Maps, including the Assistant, Search, Earth, and Android Auto, the blog post adds.

The update will also appear in the apps, websites and experiences offered by companies that use Google Maps APIs as well.

You’ll see these changes over the next few weeks in all Google products that incorporate Google Maps, including the Assistant, Search, Earth, and Android Auto. Over time, the new style will also appear in the apps, websites and experiences offered by companies that use Google Maps APIs as well.

 

Mozilla Firefox is now ‘Firefox Quantum’  

Mozilla launched its long awaited browser Firefox Quantum for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. The biggest update in 13 years Firefox Quantum, also called Firefox 57,  It is built to be faster and easier to use. the new browser is twice as fast compared to  old Firefox

Mozilla released a test version of Firefox Quantum web browser in September in preparation for its upcoming official debut in November.

Speed is the big message that Mozilla is pushing with Firefox Quantum.  Firefox Quantum is capable of 66 runs per minute. Mozilla says Firefox Quantum also uses 30% less memory than Google Chrome.

Firefox Quantum is available to download for Windows, Mac, Linux, the mobile versions at Play store and App store have also been updated.

Moto X4 price starts at Rs 20,999

Motorola has launched the Moto X4 in India at a starting price of Rs 20,999. For the 3 GB RAM variant with 32 GB of onboard storage and Rs 22,999 for the variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.  The Moto X4 comes with a metal and glass design, a dual camera setup at the back, Bluetooth 5.0. The device will be available exclusively on Flipkart.

The Moto X4 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) LTPS IPS LCD display panel with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass.

Moto X4 comes with a 16 MP camera module with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash unit on the front of the device for good selfies. The back camera can shoot 4K video at 30 fps and the front camera can shoot 1080p video. Moto has packed a 3,000 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery with TurboCharge technology for faster charging.

This device comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.  Moto X4 will be available in two colours, Super Black and Sterling Blue.

Twitter display names up to 50 characters

Your Twitter display name can be up to 50 characters in length. Twitter on Friday announced extending character count for display names on the platform. The move comes shortly after the company increased character count for tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters.

Twitter claimed that while users stayed within the 140-character limit wherever possible and kept the brevity of the medium intact, certain issues required more comprehensive and structured tweets, thus enabling them to tweet easily and more often.

How to change your username on Twitter

On desktop, click on Profile icon > drop down menu > Settings and Privacy. Next, go to Account and update your new username, which is listed in the Username field. Click the Save changes.

On Android or iOS app, go to Settings and Privacy and tap Account. Tap username and enter your new username. Tap Done.

Gionee M7 Power with 5,000mAh battery

Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee will unveil the Gionee M7 Power on November 15.  The biggest highlights of the Gionee M7 Power are its large 5000mAh battery and a full view display with 18:9 aspect ratios.

The Gionee M7 Power can expect to be priced roughly Rs. 20,000.   Gionee M7 Power will be in Blue, Black, and Gold colours.

Specifications  

  • 6-inch 18:9 FullView display and comes with a 720×1440 pixels screen resolution.
  •  1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage.
  • Expandable storage  up to 256GB It runs Amigo OS 5.0 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and supports hybrid dual-SIM cards.
  • The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and PDAF. There’s also an 8-megapixel front camera. The M7 Power is its 5000mAh battery which also supports fast charging. The handset sports a fingerprint sensor at the back.

Flipkart’s Billion Capture+: Sale starts on 15 Nov

Flipkart is gearing up to launch its first-ever smart phone Billion Capture+ in India on 15 November. The phone will support latest stock android Nougat come with two dual back cameras. The user will get super night mode and bokeh effect in this cameras. Flipcart officials said that in Billion Capture+, hours of charging can be done in minutes and the smartphone will also support unlimited cloud storage.

Billion Capture+ will have a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone. This smartphone will also have a full-HD display and rounded edges.
The sale will go on from November 15 exclusively on Flipkart’s website.