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Yahoo Messenger Shutting Down on July 17, Users to be Redirected to Squirrel App

  HIGHLIGHTS Yahoo Messenger users have 6 months to download messages They will be redirected to Squirrel group messaging app Squirrel is in beta at present Yahoo will be putting to rest its instant messaging app Yahoo Messenger on July 17. Those who will be still clinging to the ages-old messaging service will be redirected to the new group messaging app Squirrel, The Next Web reported. Yahoo Messenger users will have six months to download their chat history. Yahoo has been beta-testing Squirrel since last month. It will be open to the public when…

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OnePlus 6 launched in India starting at Rs 34,999

OnePlus has launched its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 6 in India today for a starting price of Rs 34,999. The OnePlus 6 will be available in two variants in India — the base model with 6GB RAM/64GB of storage, and the other one with 8GB RAM/128GB storage. In India, the OnePlus 6 will be available in three colours variants — Mirror Black which has a glassy back, Midnight Black which comes with a matte finish and lastly, the Silk White. Alongside the OnePlus 6, the company also launched its…

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Soon you will have a 13-digit mobile number; here is why!

The Department of Telecom (DoT) had reportedly issued a directive to all the telecom operators in India, asking them to start issuing 13-digit mobile numbers to customers. The news was confirmed by a senior BSNL official who told CNN-News 18 that the directive from DoT had come on January 8, 2018, post which the company has started working on it. The decision has been taken to provide better security features to users. Under this latest development, the existing mobile users’ numbers will be ported to 13-digits starting from October 1,…

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How to link Aadhaar with mobile number via IVR for Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

Users on certain telecom networks can now avail the interactive voice response (IVR) facility for linking their mobile numbers and Aadhaar numbers. Some operators are now allowing their subscribers to use this service by dialling a central helpline number. This is will save them the effort to visit offline stores for linking the two numbers. Users of three major telecom operators – Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea – can dial 14546 from their mobile numbers to verify it by linking it to their Aadhaar. Those on corporate networks do not need…

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Twitter is testing new 280 character limit for tweets

Twitter is now testing a new character limit, which could allow users to tweet out 280 characters instead of the usual 140 in one go. Twitter has put out a blog post announcing it is testing this feature and pointed out that one of the reasons was that in other languages, fitting 140 characters into a single tweet can be a challenge. A blog post by Twitter Product Manager Aliza Rosen and Senior Software engineer Ikuhiro Ihara highlights the challenges for people who were typing in different languages. The post…

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Know Steve Jobs – Father of Apple

Steve Jobs, pictured in 1996 PIC: REUTERS Born:25 February 1955 Died:5 October 2011 Early life:Born in San Francisco, Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs as a baby and soon moved to Mountain View, now known as Silicon Valley Jobs and Wozniak On a fateful day in 1969, a 14-year-old Steve Jobs met Steve Wozniak, then 19. The pair bonded over a love of electronics, and went on to design and build the first Apple computer in the Jobs family garage. Seeking enlightenment: Jobs dropped out of college in 1972, travelled…

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WhatsApp finally unveils plan to make money from businesses

WhatsApp that it is testing potentially money-making ways to be used by businesses to communicate with customers. A business version of Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp will be free to use at the outset, with plans to charge big businesses for certain tools in the future, according to the company. WhatsApp had yet to work out details of what it would charge, saying it was focused now on refining features with companies helping to test the application. It will be the first move by Facebook to monetize WhatsApp, which has focused…

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WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp Adds Colourful Status Feature in Latest Update

The new feature is available on iPhone and Android phones. Also, users can now view “Status” updates on WhatsApp for the web. Making its “Status” feature more interesting, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out an update that lets its 250 million monthly users share creative text-based “Status” updates. “The text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way. To customise text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background colour, or include links,” WhatsApp said in a statement. The new feature is available…

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Bengaluru’s ‘Airport to City’ Helicopter Rides Will Be Cheaper Than You Think!

HeliTaxi is expected to be functional from the Kempegowda International Airport within three months. People who frequent cab services for travelling in Bengaluru often find themselves at a loss getting a taxi during peak hours. Even if they are lucky enough to hail one, their day doesn’t begin without spending a few hours stuck in traffic. Well, soon you could fly your way out of all the above-mentioned hassles – literally. On its way to the Garden city is a helicopter taxi service that will help people reach their destinations…

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