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Know your Google Maps more!

Google Maps

Ae bhai, zara dekh ke chalo. Aage bhi nahi upar bhi.. Neeche bhi nahi piche bhi.. This song is apt for all of us who has been facing problems while traveling in our day-to-day lives.  But thanks to our Google Maps for being our ultimate savior.

Google Maps have not only been a great solution but also has improvised and advanced making our lives much easier. Don’t believe me? Check these tips we bet on you didn’t knew. Because the same happened with me! Hahaha.

PERFECT GESTURE CONTROL

Zooming and single tap control at your service.

ADD YOUR FIRST & SECOND HOME

Home and Work addresses and routes saved.

STOPS ON YOUR ROUTE

Several stops on your way? No worries! Add stops to your routes and also stop them alphabetically.

Note : You can add only 10 stops in a route.

SET YOUR DEPARTURE TIME

Worried about reaching on time? This way will help you out. Select your departure time and based on the traffic and routes your arrival time will be shown.

TRAFFIC NAKKO RE BABA!

Traffic is something which we all witnessed almost every day and have the most horrible experiences. But Google Maps have sorted these traffic conditions for us. So whenever you step out, let the Google Maps do the needful.

SHARE YOUR LOCATION GLIMPSE

This feature lets you share your real time location with your contacts. Just tap share your location and there you are! You can also Whatsapp the location which will show your perfect route with every turn to take.

OFFLINE MAPS

No data connectivity? Worry not, offline maps at your rescue. This is one of the best features of Google Maps. Download the map you need when connected to the internet which you can easily use when not connected.

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME THROUGH TIMELINE

Forgot the grocery shop you went yesterday? Google Maps timeline will help you with this. Tap on your timeline and follow your footprints. The best thing is, it will also show the pictures you clicked on the way. What else do you want?

Note : You need to enable the Timeline feature for the same.

SAVE LOCATIONS IN LISTS

Create your custom lists of places. Like favorites, bucket list etc.

QUICK SEARCH AND SEARCH FOR NEARBY PLACES

Searching for an Atm nearby? Tap on the around option for a list for your search. Even better? Use Quick Search for restaurants, petrol pumps near you.

BOOK AN UBER/OLA

Looking for a cab? No need to jump to Ola or Uber for it. You can directly book a cab and also get a estimated fare for your journey. With which you can easily compare your affordable rates. Whoooah!

AVOID TOLLS & HIGHWAYS

Roll the tolls away! You can easily avoid the long queues at the toll station as well as the highways.

MEASURE ROUTE DISTANCE

This feature will help you measure the distance between the routes. Not an exact distance but will at least will make it easy to calculate how far the destination if from you.

ENJOY THE STREET VIEW

Make the pictures come alive using the street view option. It was launched in 2007. Tap on the 360-degree image on the lower left-hand corner and there you go!

BECOME A LOCAL GUIDE

You can always review places as well as add or correct the place info. By doing this you can get award points from Google. You can get many benefits in exchange of these rewards. So why wait? Go and review a place and get rewarded!

We hope that these tips will surely help you in your next trip. So have a happy and safe journey!

Keep your WhatsApp secure

Whatsapp Secure

WhatsApp is surely one thing which we use on a daily basis. You wake up in the morning, you firstly read your chats and keep an update on everything. But this app to which we all are so addicted and glued, is it secure?

WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption, and the data on WhatsApp is stored on its parent company Facebook. But now since Facebook itself is not secure, there is data breach issues on it, so what about WhatsApp?

We cannot completely secure our data on WhatsApp but atleast try that it does not land in the hands of the wrong people. Here we share some tips to protect your chats and WhatsApp not completely but atleast form a protective wall around it.

USE WHATSAPP WEB SAFELY

The WhatsApp web has made reading and replying messages easily even when your device isn’t around you. While using this feature many times we forget logging out from the systems. Even if you’re system is not with you and you missed logging out, just open WhatsApp web on your phone and logout from all devices.

USE TWO-FACTOR VERIFICATION

This is best among all the security tips on WhatsApp. With the two-factor authentication, it will ensure that unless you add the 6-digit security code, nobody will be able to set up WhatsApp on your phone. This can be done through Account > Two-step verification.

NO ACCESS TO YOUR PROFILE PICTURE

Anybody can text you once they have your number. This is what WhatsApp let’s you do. With this they can also view your profile picture which can be misused. Not to worry! This feature in WhatsApp let’s you keep the profile picture visible only to your contacts and not everyone. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Profile Picture > My Contacts.

HIDE WHATSAPP MEDIA FROM GALLERY

The WhatsApp media can be easily seen in the gallery since it’s saved on the phone memory. It’s sometimes appears to be annoying to see all the pictures landing in your gallery roll. To avoid this all you need to do is using the file manager go to the WhatsApp media and create a file called .nomedia. After this reboot your phone and whooooosh!! All the WhatsApp media will be hidden. If this seems difficult use a third party app to do so.

LOCK WHATSAPP WITH APPLOCK

Next what you can do is lock your WhatsApp using applock. You can set it with a default applock or also download the third party app which is the Applock and the most downloaded app locker.

DEACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT ON LOST/STOLEN PHONE

If unfortunately your phone is stolen or lost, the first thing you need to is deactivate your account along with the SIM deactivation. There is no remote deactivation for WhatsApp which makes the process too long. You need to send a mail to the WhatsApp support for the same with all the details of the account.

WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS

There are many suspicious links which are the main cause for a chain of phishing scandals and scams. By applying to the above settings also, we need to be aware that we do not click any of these suspicious links. For example, there are many messages sent for buying phones at a cheap price or at exchange. By clicking the links you will be landed up to fill out surveys which will then ask you to fill out your personal details like Bank Account and many more. So it’s better to avoid these links.

TURN ON SECURITY NOTIFICATIONS

By turning on the security notification there is a new security code created when you use a new phone or laptop. WhatsApp will send a notification that your security code has changed. By this you can check the encryption with the other person ensuring its security.

LASTLY USE WHATSAPP SAFELY!

Implementing these steps makes you partially secure but how to use it securely is in your hands. We hope that there will be certain strict security measures taken to give us the assurance that WhatsApp is secure!

Paytm Teaches: How to request for a physical paytm debit card

paytm debit card

Paytm, which is one of the most widely used e-wallets in the country, just got upgraded to a whole new level. This update is available for both Android as well as iOS devices. Apart from bringing in bug fixes and performance improvements, the latest upgrade will allow you to request for a physical Paytm debit card. The app will also allow you to use the BHIM app, which will enable users to send and receive funds in their bank accounts with the help of UPI (Unified Payments Interface).

When the company launched its brand payments banks service, Paytm began to offer users a virtual debit card. The virtual debit card is just like a physical card. It has details like your name, expiry date 16-digit number, and CVV number. You can use this card for making payments when shopping online. And since it is a virtual card, you can’t swipe it on PoS machines.

But as the company assured, you can now request a physical paytm debit card. If you have a verified Paytm payments bank account and wish to have a physical debit card, then follow these steps.

Step One

For starters, open the Paytm app on your Android or iOS device. Next, you have to tap on the ‘Paytm Payments Bank’ icon that’s situated at the bottom right corner of the page.

Step Two

Now, you can see the virtual debit card, wallet balance, among other things. Scroll down to a section that reads “bank account services”. Now go to bank account services and tap on “Debit & ATM card”.

Step Three

Now at the next screen, you will be able to see your virtual debit card. There is an option to block your card, plus an option to “request for card.”  Tap on the latter one.

Step Four

Now, you will be able to view your card details along with your registered address. Apart from the address, you will see a tiny radio button. Click on it and select your address. Next, the “proceed to pay” section will be highlighted. When you tap on it, you will be charged 120 INR. Lastly, your actually physical paytm debit card will be delivered to your address in the just a few days.

WhatsApp Business App Launched for Small Businesses, Free of Cost

whatsapp business

On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled the WhatsApp Business app for small to medium sized businesses. WhatsApp business is a part of the WhatsApp for Business enterprise. It was first announced in September 2017. The program was then tested with businesses like BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip in India. The latest app is available to download using Google Play in Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. It is absolutely free of cost. The app will soon enough have a version for Apple’s iPhone too.

The WhatsApp Business app aims to help small companies connect with their customers. This app can help customers with important information like business description, email or store addresses, and website.

The app will save time by offering smart messaging tools like giving quick responses for frequently asked asked questions. The app can also help in greeting messages to introduce customers to your business. Plus it can help you with sending away messages to customers to inform then you’re busy.

The regular WhatsApp users can use WhatsApp as usual. You don’t have to download anything new. The company claims that WhatsApp helps over 80 percent of small businesses in Brazil and India to communicate with their customers for growing their businesses. WhatsApp also alleges that 84 percent of SMBs believe that WhatsApp has helped them connect with customers. And 80 percent of SMBs believe that WhatsApp has helped them in growing their businesses.

These brand new WhatsApp business accounts are targeted at the companies that draw in a high volume of WhatsApp messages and require massive help to keep up with them.

The company does state that WhatsApp proposes to charge businesses in some or the other form in the near future for offering this functionality. However, the popular app does believe that it is too soon to discuss when this would take place in the future. It is pretty soon to even wonder what the future business services may look like.

WhatsApp is competing in a crowded market, and this arena also includes Facebook’s Messenger application. Furthermore, Tencent Holding’s well-known app WeChat and numerous other messaging services are also available to compete in the market.

Users Can Quit WhatsApp If They Dont Like Privacy Policy: Facebook

whatsapp - privacy policy issue

WhatsApp users are free to quit WhatsApp messaging service which is owned by Facebook, said a representative in the supreme court. WhatsApp is dragged to court for data security and privacy case filed by two students, Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi.

A report from Economic Times states that Facebook Representative said “Those who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights, can quit. We have given full freedom to users to withdraw from Facebook and WhatsApp,”

Government is also planning to form regulatory regime for internet based messaging and voice call platforms to protect the freedom and fundamental rights of users. Kapil Sibal, one of the representative of Facebook, said that WhatsApp already provided end-to-end encryption for security. And, if the government was going to come up with a policy there was no point in deciding the matter now.

The bench hearing the issue consist of Justices AK Sikri, Amitava Roy, AM Khanwilkar and MM Shantanagoudar. With such statement that users are free to quit WhatsApp, it seem to be that Facebook representative are asking users to make negative choice.

“They claim that this is being done to improve services to be given in future to users. Whether the snooping is done electronically or manually, the right to privacy of users gets breached. The government is duty bound to protect the fundamental right of every citizen. If it is failing, then the SC can surely issue appropriate directions,” Harish Salve, appearing for the petitioners, said. The bench has fixed the next hearing for 15 May.

WhatsApp Group Admins Could Put In Jail for Resentful Post

Whatsapp Group Admin

WhatsApp

Yeah! You read it right, if you are a WhatsApp group admin then you could be behind the bars. How? If any offensive message is shared in your WhatsApp group by WhatsApp group admin or its member then they will be put in Jail. WhatsApp is the most useful app for our daily life, it seems to be that WhatsApp has replace SMS for most of the people in India.

A joint order issued by Varanasi District Magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra and Senior Superintendent of Police Nitin Tiwari says that any factually incorrect, rumour or misleading information on a social media group could result in an FIR against the group administrator, PTI report said.

The order also states that if any statement is made by a group member which is fake, can cause religious disharmony, or rumour, the group admin must deny it on the group and remove the member from the group.

“In the event of inaction from the group admin, he or she will be considered guilty and action will be taken against the group admin,” it said. It also added that such post must be reported to nearest police station so that the action can be taken against such members.

The social media group administrator must add only those members who are known and do not intent to share such posts. It is also stated that if any misleading information shared from a group then group administrator must be ready to bear the consequences.

“There are several groups on social media which are named on news groups and also groups with other names which are propagating news and information which is not authentic. These are being forwarded without cross checking,” it said.

The order, issued on Wednesday, says while freedom of expression on social media is important, it also comes with a responsibility.

The administration has directed that no statement or post which can hurt religious sentiments should be forwarded to any other group or person else legal action will be taken.

It also directs that case under cyber crime law, Information Technology Act and IPC will be filed in case of violation of these guidelines.

The order also makes it clear that orders of the Supreme Court and various high courts will be considered while initiating action.

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Snapchat CEO’s ‘Poor India’ remarks caused fall in Snapdeal app rating too

Snapdeal

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel alleged remarks has been in the news since this saturday. An ex-snapchat employee Anthony Pompliano who says that in 2015 he asked Evan Spiegel about not enough growth in overseas, a report from Variety stated. Spiegel reply to Pompliano question

This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain

The Reaction

Indians on social media have gone crazy since Snapchat CEO’s alleged comments brought to light. Users are uninstalling snapchat and leaving negative impression for snapchat in Indian market. Indian users have shown strong annoyance over Facebook and Twitter.

The comment made by Evan Spiegel has put Snapdeal in trouble as many Indian users uninstalled Snapdeal due to name confusion. This happened to Snapdeal earlier when Snapdeal brand ambassador Aamir Khan made a remark which made the users unhappy. Due to which the rating of Snapdeal app was fallen to 1 star. Surprisingly, Snapdeal has been receiving 1-star rating whose credits goes to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel remarks. This happened because some people were not able to differentiate between Snapdeal and Snapchat.

Some reviews on Snapdeal app

One user Google Play Store gave 5 star rating with review as “See wat happens when you use other ideas and name your App”

Someone on App store wrote as “Because snapchat ceo huts millions of Indians Though including me. If i am poor. Why I have to buy luxury products in this app. We have a huge market offline. Thank you”

Jokes On Snapchat

Boy to Banker : Sir I want loan ;I don’t have money
Banker : show me your phone
You have SNAPCHAT in your phone
YOU ARE RICH
#loan cancelled
??

300 Billion Reactions On Facebook in One Year

Facebook 300 billion reactions

300 Billion Reactions

Last year Facebook introduced new neighbours to it’s like button. These neighbours are known as reactions which users can give to their friends or pages post. The neighbouring reactions of “Like” button are called as “Love”, “Haha”, “Wow”, “Sad” and “Angry”. It’s been an year since these reactions were introduced and Facebook has received a record of 300 Billion Reactions within one year.

Now this sounds super exciting for Facebook team as their efforts has paid off. Out of 300 billion reactions the “Love” reaction count was 1.7 billion which means “Love” reaction was loved by many lovely users.

Facebook has also analysed the time and place where the reactions are used. With the help of such insight and analysis Facebook provided how more than 1.8 billion users express themselves. During Christmas 2016 the most popular reactions was “Love” which was used by many users. The cities which had maximum reactions from users are:

Mexico

Chile

Suriname

Greece

Paraguay

Costa

Rica

Belize

U.S.

Brazil

Uruguay

Could WhatsApp’s New Update Destroy SnapChat

whatsapp Update

WhatsApp has come up with a new update which is similar to SnapChat. WhatsApp’s new update adds a new tab in the application known as Status. In status tab, users can update their status using pictures, videos, emoji’s and GIF’s. This is very much similar to SnapChat, isn’t it?

WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook 2 years back for an amount of 19 billion. Facebook’s Messenger app could have also entered this competition but this didn’t happen. Because if we see at the number of active users on Messenger app are lesser than WhatsApp. But the latest update of WhatsApp clears it that it going to be tough for SnapChat. This update will be available on iOS and Android.

Recently we have seen few of the best updates in WhatsApp. This updates includes Tagging a user in a group message, Read Receipts, WhatsApp on Web, end-to-end encryption. Now WhatsApp has come up with Status update where users can have a creative Status like SnapChat.

Status

The new Status update allow users to add photos, videos, GIF’s Emojis and Sketches. User can also add Text message as a status which will appear at the bottom. This text message is also end-to-end encrypted. We can share entire day story to our friends and family for a duration of 45 seconds.

 

Once the status is created, user can control who can see your updated status by changing it from Privacy Setting. In android users can find three options My Contacts, My Contacts except, only share with. You can also send specific content to selected users via private chat message. User can also check who all has viewed their status.

WhatsApp is having more than 1 billion monthly users and almost about 60 billion messages are shared daily. As per bloomberg analysis, this 60 billion message includes 3 billion photos, 750 million videos and 80 million GIFs. Based on this analysis, SnapChat really needs to come up with something more interesting. SnapChat has already dropped a 82% of its user since 2016.

Windows 10 PCs Soon To Be Unlocked By Samsung Phones Fingerprint Sensors

Flow App - Tech Kalakaar

Samsung Flow App will be used to unlock WIndows 10 PCs using its Fingerprint Sensors. The app allows users to move continuously between Samsung devices. Currently the app works well with Windows 10 Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 hybrid. This feature is very liked by users and Samsung is planning to release this feature other Non-Samsung devices.

Samsung confirmed it that this feature will soon be available for other Windows 10 when Samsung replied to comment on Play Store. The app was launched two years back when Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were launched. Flow App also lets users to check their smartphone notifications and reply back to them from PC, share app activity and transfer content.

Samsung Flow App Play Store Comment

 

Flow app Process

Samsung Flow app is process is very simple, it uses Bluetooth to show the device’s availability. After this process is done, it makes use of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Once the device is found, it checks if both devices are in same network or not and then allow devices to communicate.

Flow App is somewhat similar to Apple’s Continuity feature on iOS and OS X Yosemite since it was launched. Both provide the same functionality and features to make it easy for users to switch between their devices. Lets wait for the update from Samsung about the Flow App feature that will work for all Windows 10 devices.

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