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PSA: WhatsApp Now Lets You Report Users As Spam

WhatsApp has had spam-solving measures for a while now: you could block people from messaging you when you noticed something fishy about them (usually when receiving a photo, contact, link, or ad from someone you didn't know). Phone numbers that were blocked by several users eventually ended up being temporarily or permanently banned from using the service. However, there was no way for you to tell WhatsApp whether you were blocking a number for personal reasons or because they were actually sending spam messages. That behavior has changed somewhere between version 2.12.12 and 2.12.30 (that's as far as I could narrow it down to). When you get a message from a phone number that isn't in your contacts list, you will now see two big boxes to report it as spam and block it or to add it to your phonebook. This new UI lets you block a number and report it as spam in one step The option to only block can still be found under More in the overflow menu on the top right, and it stil…

Google Announces Android Wear Update With WiFi Support, Always-On Apps, And More

It has been a while since Android Wear got any substantial updates, but today Google is announcing a big one. A new version of Wear will be rolling out over the coming weeks that includes a number of previously rumored features (like WiFi support) and some all new stuff (like always-on apps). Most Wear devices use the always-on ambient mode for the watch face by default, the Moto 360 being a notable exception. The new Android Wear version allows apps to operate in ambient mode too, so they remain active when the watch goes to sleep. That makes it easier to take a quick glance at the app instead of waking the device up and opening the app all over again. The watch will still only go into full-color mode when necessary. WiFi support is also coming in the update, which means your watch can be useful even if your phone isn't connected. Watches with WiFi support will be able to connect to WiFi and still get messages and notifications from your phone, provided it has an internet connec…

Under Fire In India, Facebook’s Internet.org Launches In Indonesia

Facebook’s ‘free web’ Internet.org program has expanded into Indonesia, a country with a 250 million population, marking its second largest launch in Asia to date. Internet.org landed in India back in February, but it has come under pressure in the country this past week after net neutrality become a national topic following concerns around the launch of operator Airtel’s zero-rating platform for app developers. “Some connectivity is definitely better than none,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saidin response to the debate in India — which has seen some initialcontent partners drop out — and it’s business as usual for Facebook-led initiative, which first dipped its toes in Southeast Asia when it went live in the Philippines last month. For those who are not aware of it, and the debate around it, Internet.org is a free portal of hand-picked internet services that can be accessed for free by users on mobile devices. Facebook’s argument is that this is a natural stepping stone for those wh…

WhatsApp 2.12.45 Adds The Option To Back Up And Restore From Google Drive

I know it seems that we have a new WhatsApp post every couple of days on Android Police lately, but it ain't our fault. The app's developers, specifically the Android team, appear to be drinking the good kind of kool-aid and kicking one new version after the other with not only bug fixes, but also lots of new goodies. So first there was the Web "client", then the saga of the voice calling featurerollout, followed by the Material design update, and now Google Drive is being implemented as a backup option inside the app. It was only a few weeks ago that we received translation strings that hinted at WhatsApp's potential plan to enable backing up and restoring your conversation history and media to Google Drive. But the function just went live in the app's most recent version 2.12.45 which can be found on APK Mirror — the official WhatsApp Android download page still lists 2.12.44 at the time the article is being written. Once you install the update, head into …

This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into A Trackpad

Like the football phone or the Dick Tracy two-way wrist radio, humankind has always dreamt of melding two technologies together to create a synergistic improvement on our meager, exhausting existence. Today we have NailIO, a solution that adds a ray of light to our user interface needs by melding touchpads and thumbs. What is NailIO? It’s a wearable sensor that sits on your thumbnail. You can draw on it with your other fingers, swipe in any direction, and even type with it on a cellphone. Created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, the little touchpad is great for use when cooking, walking, and doing hand-intensive work. “It’s very unobtrusive,” said MIT graduate student Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao. “When I put this on, it becomes part of my body. I have the power to take it off, so it still gives you control over it. But it allows this very close connection to your body.” Wearable nail stickers that were popular in Asia inspired Kao to create a way to stick capacitive sensors, a battery, an…

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How To Run Android Apps in Chrome Browser with Google ARC

Last year at Google I/O developer event, Google launched a limited beta "App Runtime for Chrome" (ARC) project, which now expanded to run millions of Android apps within Chrome browser.
Google has released a new developer tool called App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder that allows Android apps to run on Chrome for Linux, Windows, and OS X systems.
App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) was an early experiment specifically designed for app developers, but now anyone can download it.
Google Chrome's ARC Welder app can now run any of your favorite Android apps like WhatsApp, Candy Crush, Angry Birds, all from your Chrome web browser.
ARC welder tool operates via some special runtime implemented using Native Client (NaCl) in-browser binary execution tech.
Native Client is a Chrome sandboxing technology that allows Chrome plugins and apps to run at near-native speeds, taking full advantage of the system's CPU and GPU.
Google ported complete Android stack to Native Client, allowing…

Aluminium Battery that Charges SmartPhone in Just 1 Minute

Most of us could not imagine our lives without Smartphone, but the most annoying part of Smartphone remains its battery life.
No matter how power efficient our device would be, the smart display, faster performance and several apps running on our phones end up consuming all of it.
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Researchers say that this new aluminium battery is long-lasting, flexible and cheap, and could one day replace lithium-ion and alkaline batteries used in used in millions of mobile phones and laptops today.

In addition to recharge phones much faster, th…

How to Run Multiple Whatsapp Account on Your Android Phone

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messenger app that also lets you share pictures, videos, music files and so on. By now, everyone of us have WhatsApp in our smartphones. I prefer WhatsApp among other messaging apps due to its simplicity and instant messaging service.

Although each and everything is quite handy in WhatsApp, but "What’s the most disturbing part that you came across?" For me it is:

If you run dual SIM in your Android smartphones, you might be willing to enjoy two separate WhatsApp account for your two different telephone numbers on your smartphone. Isn’t it?

However, this is where WhatsApp puts limitations on its users. WhatsApp users can not use more than one WhatsApp account on their mobile devices.
However, you are probably wondering:

"How do I find an excellent solution for this problem that actually works?"

Today, I am introducing you two different Android apps -- OGWhatsApp and SwitchMe -- that allows users to run multiple WhatsApp accounts on a s…

Windows 7 and 8.1 Update to Windows 10 automatically

While it might be a bit too early to start getting excited over the Windows 10 update, which isn't expected to arrive until summer, Microsoft seems to already be warming up people's computers just the same. A recommended, and therefore purely optional, update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 has been discovered to be laying the groundwork for those machines' eventual upgrade to Windows 10. Although the Windows 10 release date was not announced officially, the details of this update also reveal how Microsoft might try to convince users to update to the latest Windows 10 version. 

The KB3035583 update "enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user", which sounds pretty common. That is, until you dig into the update files and see a certain GWXUXWorker.exewhich, upon further inspection, would actually "Download Windows 10". So this rather innocuous update is pretty much a Windows 10 no…

Windows 10 for phones will be released on this Friday

Microsoft's head of the Windows Insider program, Gabe Aul, has announced today on Windows Weekly that they will release a new build of Windows 10 for phones on Friday at 10 AM PT.

A few weeks back, the company announced a new list of supported devices for the next release but for the version that will be released on Friday, the Lumia Icon and Lumia 930 will not be supported. Gabe said during the announcement that it came down to the new UI being too small on these devices and as such, will not be included in this release.

List of supported devices
Lumia 1020
Lumia 1320
Lumia 1520
Lumia 520
Lumia 525
Lumia 526
Lumia 530
Lumia 530 Dual Sim
Lumia 535
Lumia 620
Lumia 625
Lumia 630