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WhatsApp for Windows Phone Will No Longer Be Officially Supported After Dec 31, 2019

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If you are still using Windows Phone in 2019, you now have another reason to buy a new Android or iOS-based device! WhatsApp has announced that it won’t be supporting the Windows-powered phones from December 31, 2019.

WhatsApp is saying goodbye to the Home windows Telephone world by formally ending assist for the cell platform managed by Microsoft. The Fb-owned firm has determined to withdraw assist from all Home windows Telephone variations from in the present day. This implies regardless of which Home windows Telephone iteration your machine has, it will not get official assist for WhatsApp beginning tomorrow. In a blog post, WhatsApp said that it is no longer developing for iOS-based Windows Phone operating system. WhatsApp has routinely ended support for old and obsolete operating systems. It had earlier ended support for Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia Series 40 operating system, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10. By February 1, 2020, WhatsApp has announced that will end the support for phones running Android versions 2.3.7 and older and also iOS 7 and older.

Regardless of ending assist, WhatsApp will proceed to work in your Home windows Telephone machine. It’s, nonetheless, vital to notice that you just will not obtain any future updates or safety fixes.

“As a result of we not actively develop for these working programs, some options would possibly cease performing at any time,” WhatsApp wrote on its FAQ part defining finish of assist for Home windows Telephone variations.

Since July this 12 months, WhatsApp has been unavailable for obtain by means of Microsoft Retailer. Home windows 10 Cell, which is the successor to the sooner Home windows Telephone variations, can also be set to achieve the finish of service from January 14, 2020. The signifies that the platform itself will not obtain any safety updates beginning early subsequent month.

Along with Home windows Telephone, WhatsApp will not be supported on smartphones operating Android model 2.3.7 or older in addition to iPhone fashions operating iOS eight or older from February 1, 2020. You possibly can pretty get the concept all this may cowl thousands and thousands of units globally.

Notably, customers on Android model 2.3.7 and older in addition to iOS eight and older are already being restricted from creating new WhatsApp accounts or re-verifying their present accounts.

WhatsApp Month-to-month Lively Customers Hit 1.5 Billion, 60 Billion Messages Despatched Every Day

WhatsApp Ending Help for Home windows Telephone on December 31, UWP App Tipped to Arrive.

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Apple’s most expensive device starts selling in India

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Apple has always been known for its steep prices. From phones to computers, tablets to cases, if it’s coming from Apple, it will probably be one of the priciest options available.

Apple has finally started to sell the new Mac Pro workstation and Pro DIsplay XDR monitor in India. The Mac Pro is available at a starting price of $5999 while the Pro Display XDR starts at Rs 4,49,900 in India. The Mac Pro features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a memory system with 1.5TB capacity and a graphics architecture featuring the ‘world’s most powerful’ graphics card. It also introduces Apple Afterburner, an accelerator card.

The nano-textured glass variant of the Pro Display XDR costs Rs 5,29,900. The monitor doesn’t come with the stand. The XDR display stand can do a lot of stuff like tilt at various angles and even rotate from portrait mode to landscape mode. But all this comes at a price of Rs 91,900.

Apple Pro Display XDR features a 32-inch Retina 6K display with P3 wide and 10-bit colour, 1,600 nits

The Pro XDR display in itself is an impressive piece of machinery. It’s a 32-inch LCD display which offers native 6K resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels. Compared to the iMac 5K display, the Pro Display XDR is 40% bigger and offers super-wide viewing angles. Apple claims that it is using a new polariser in the display that offers 25 times better colour and contrast ratio than any typical LCD display. On top of it there’s an anti-reflective coating, the nano-texture surface that reduces reflections and maintains the image quality.

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Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone’s Successor Launching in H2 2020

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According to reports, Huawei will launch its next-generation Mate X folding phone in the second half of 2020. The company is reported to be working on the phone already, and small volume trial production of components has already begun. The Huawei Mate X was launched earlier this year, but availability was delayed until November to ensure satisfactory build quality. Samsung also had durability issues with its first foldable phone, and the Galaxy Fold successor is now expected to launch alongside the next Galaxy S series flagship in February this year.

A Digitimes report states that the next-generation Huawei Mate X foldable phone will be launched in H2 2020. This contrasts with a recent report that suggests that an improved version of the Mate X with Kirin 990 SoC is expected to be released at MWC 2020. He says this Mate X update has an improved design with a better hinge and a stronger screen as well. It could be possible that the report is talking about a suitable successor of the first folding telephone and not just an “improved version”. This is pure speculation on our part, and we expect more clarity as Huawei decides to make some announcements about its folding phone segment.

This informed release information was obtained from manufacturers in the Taiwan supply chain, and some suppliers have even started small-scale trial production of components for the next-generation foldable phone. The report does not detail the design changes or the great features of the next Huawei folding phone but notes that Taiwan suppliers see promising potential in the single segment next year. These suppliers have even started expansion projects for this purpose.

For example, hinge manufacturer Jarllytec seeks to install additional batch furnaces in 2020 that will help produce more metal injection moulding (MIM parts for folding phones. This company has partnered with two Chinese smartphone brands to produce hinges for their folding phones, hinting that more original equipment manufacturers can launch folding phones next year.

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Youtube Mobile App Now Lets You Search With Your Voice While Casting

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YouTube has rolled out a number of updates and features to its mobile apps for TV screens, game consoles, and other streaming devices. As the official blog explains, you can now use voice search on mobile devices when casting to your smart TV. The Google-owned platform has announced the feature, which works on both iOS and Android devices, along with the revelation that it’s now possible to watch YouTube in HDR on the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.

YouTube’s post also talked about the other capabilities it rolled out over the past year. Those include “Who’s Watching,” a feature that lets you switch between the profiles linked to the device you’re watching on, as well as YouTube’s debut on Amazon Fire TV devices.

According to the company, YouTube also rolled out a new Who’s Watching feature this year that allows users to switch between different YouTube profiles linked to the device for a personalised experience. YouTube updated the navigation menu that displays on the left-hand side of the screen. Users can find which account they are signed in from in the top-left corner, above the menu.

The platform has more cast-related features in the works, as well. German site SmartDroid (via Android Community) has spotted what seems to an experimental feature rolling out to select Android users, which turns the mobile YouTube app into more of a bona fide remote control while you’re casting.

At the moment, you can only pretty much use the app to pause, play and adjust the volume while you’re casting to a TV. The updated controls, however, show a directional pad that makes it easier to browse videos and includes quicker access to captions and playback quality settings. You’ll be able to access those new elements through the volume panel that pops up when you tap on the cast button — that is, so long as you’re one of the users lucky enough to get the feature.

YouTube also launched the official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices. The app also works with Alexa.

Separately, YouTube announced earlier this month that it will remove videos that insult people based on “protected attributes” such as race, gender expression, or sexual orientation. The company is also broadening its anti-harassment policies to include “veiled or implied threats. The move came as TouTube was frequently coming under fire for lax enforcement of racist content.

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