How to use WhatsApp on your computer

WhatsApp, however, isn't restricted just to smartphones or handheld devices. There's also the option of using the messaging app on your desktop. In case you weren't aware of it or finding it difficult to use the app on the desktop, we tell you how to use it in the simplest way.

For starters, there are two ways to use WhatsApp on your desktop. The first one is to use it through the WhatsApp Web feature on your browser. However, this option involves going to the webpage and login every time you open your browser.

A better - and more convenient - way is to download the WhatsApp for Windows or Mac. The desktop client is similar to the WhatsApp Web service, but with the added advantage of resuming or logging in as soon as you turn on your computer.

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Step 1:

Download WhatsApp app for your computer here .

Step 2:

Install the app on your computer. The app does not need any additional plugins and is ready to use once the installation is complete.


Step 3:

On opening the WhatsApp desktop app, you will be pleased to see a familiar introduction screen. Yes, this is similar to the one from WhatsApp Web. Scan the QR code and voila, you're ready to message your friends and family.

To ensure seamless transfer of messages, it is always recommended that both your computer and smartphone are connected to the same network.


You can automatically login into the app when you turn on the computer by following the steps below.

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Step 1:

On the left-hand section, you will see as highlighted, the menu button. This is where you can change your phone status, profile image and gain access to app settings and notifications.


Step 2:

Clicking on "Desktop settings" will take you to the primary settings of the desktop app. You need to enable login at start-up.

Once you're through with these steps, you're all set to use the app!

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Xiaomi launches Mi A1, the most expensive Android One smartphone yet in India

Xiaomi has finally launched its first-ever Android One smartphone in India. Called Mi, the smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999. The smartphone marks the debut of the new 'A' series by Xiaomi and is the company's third to come with dual rear cameras. Mi A1 is also the most expensive Android One phone to launch so far.
Google launched the first Android One smartphones in 2014. At the launch Google CEO Sundar Pichai (then senior VP, Android, Chrome and Apps at Google) said that the Android One programme has been conceived with India in mind. Since then the company has launched several Android One phones in India, the last being Lava Pixel V1 (before Xiaomi Mi A1) launched in July 2015 at Rs 11,350.

Here are some things you need to know about Xiaomi's all-new Android One phone.

Google calls it the most powerful Android One phone

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the latest addition to the Google's Android One initiative that was introduced three years ago. Based on the specifications, this is also the most powerful Android One smartphone till date. For now, the Mi A1 is the only Android One smartphone to sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM along with a dual rear camera.

First Xiaomi smartphone with two rear cameras in India
Xiaomi Mi A1 is the third smartphone by the company to sport dual rear cameras after theMi 6 and the Mi 5X but it is the first by the company in India. This device has a 12MP wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens for an improved bokeh effect and zoomed-in shots.

Runs stock Android
The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android One OS, which is essentially stock Android but for budget smartphones. The hardware and software standards are created by Google itself. The Android One smartphones, however, has no user interface customisation options.

To be sold in over 40 countries
Although the Xiaomi Mi A1 has made a debut in India, it will be arriving at 40 countries including Russia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico among others. The announcement will be made locally over time.

"One of the first" phones expected to get Android P

During the Mi A1 launch event, global director of Android programs Jon Gold said that the smartphone will be among the first ones to get Android 8.0 Oreo and also Android P, which we assume may arrive next year. Gold indirectly also confirmed the existence of Android P with the comment.

Xiaomi Mi A1Specifications

The key features of the Xiaomi Mi A1 include 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, 5MP front-facing camera, 64GB inbuilt storage with microSD card support and 3080mAh battery.

It will go on sale starting September 12.


LG’S V30 Specification and things to know

The back of the V30 is Gorilla Glass 5, with a dual-lens camera system (covered by Gorilla Glass 4) and a fingerprint sensor that’s mercifully in the right place where your index finger naturally rests. The major difference here compared to the V20 is that the back is non-removable, so there’s no way to hotswap the 3300mAh battery inside. 

That’s the same battery cell capacity that Samsung is using to power the Galaxy Note 8 and its even larger screen, so hopefully the V30’s stamina won’t be a limiting factor. But Samsung has more reason to be conservative than LG in this department. Either way, it’s definitely a bit of convenience lost. The writing was probably on the wall when the G6 was similarly sealed off earlier this year. The upside is that the V30 is now IP68 water and dust resistant and supports wireless charging. The V20 offered neither. And despite its all-screen look, LG says the V30 has passed over a dozen military-standard durability tests and remains rated MIL-STD-810G.


6-inch 18:9 Quad HD+ (2880x1440) OLED
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
64GB / 128GB with expandable microSD
Back: 16MP f/1.6 primary, 13MP wide-angle (120-degree angle of view)
Selfie: 5MP (90-degree angle of view)
Android version
7.1.2 Nougat

IP68 water/dust resistant
Wireless charging
3.5mm headphone jack
Quad DAC for hi-fi audio
MIL-STD-810G durability

LG disguised the aperture on its pre-release V30 phones to keep it a secret

LG’s new V30 smartphone is justifiably one of the most exciting Android devices on the near horizon, checking off practically every desirable feature and spec from a modern flagship-tier phone. Among its many attributes is a new breakthrough in camera aperture (a measure of the amount of light that the lens array lets in) for smartphones with a value of f/1.6. For the vast majority of people, the difference between f/1.6 and f/1.7 is not something to be especially fussed about, but for companies like LG, which fight for every possible spec edge that they can get, it’s a treasured advantage.

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In past times, obsessive fans have been able to dig up information on the Google Nexus via EXIF data on pictures posted to Google+ by incautious Google employees. LG itself has fallen afoul of similar premature revelations with the Nexus 4 that it built for Google. So now the company is being extra circumspect.
As a sign of how closely guarded a secret this was for LG, the company went to the extent of having its test V30 devices deliberately misrepresent the aperture of their shots, showing the slightly higher value of f/1.7. Granted, LG pre-announced the new spec a few weeks ahead of the V30 launch, but that was done in its own time rather than leaking out the novelty in a manner outside the company’s control.
With pre-production V30s going out to bloggers and reviewers over the past week or so, it wasn’t long before people spotted this and started questioning if LG truly had an f/1.6 aperture on its newest camera. As a result, the company has issued the following statement to The Verge and other press outlets, reassuring everyone that the V30 retail units will indeed be arriving with an f/1.6 aperture:

“Before unveiling a new product, LG Electronics safeguards confidential and proprietary device information by masking the true values of important product specifications. Some preproduction preview sample devices recently distributed featured non-final software, which maintained masked information with regard to aperture. The LG V30 features an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens, an industry leading innovation.”
So yes, LG fudged the facts with the goal of keeping competitors, fans, and bloggers off the trail of its prized new innovation. Quite understandable and entirely uncontroversial.


This is the hottest pick in BTech that computer science is losing out to

MUMBAI: Engineering is being revisited. Even as seats in this professional course are reducing across the country (from 16.3 lakh in 2013-14 to about 14.7 lakh this year), mechanical engineering seems to be emerging as the hottest pick in times of uncertainty in the IT and software industry.

While engineering continues to be a big draw, its 70 odd options undergo a life cycle of their own. Experts say industry growth, which translates into more jobs and higher incomes, is what decides the path that colleges and students take. And many feel the sun is setting on the computer science engineering stream. While 25.44% of all students opted for it in 2013-14, that has dropped to around 24% this year.

At the same time, mechanical engineering is racing ahead after pipping electronics and communications, which used to be the second most popular choice for four years. While 20.22% of students chose mechanical engineering in the past four years, that proportion has increased to 21.6% now.

Core courses like civil and electrical engineering are also expected to be top on the charts.

Although data from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) shows that seats in undergraduate engineering are reducing, experts feel the course will continue to have lakhs of takers. "Engineering has become a broad-based course like BA, BCom and BSc. From here, students go on to do several courses," says IIT-Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthy .

"Mechanical engineering is a great branch. One can fit into a lot of industries after ME," adds Ramamurthy. "But given some amount of uncertainty in the IT sector, there are more takers for mechanical - because mechanical students can join IT companies, but the reverse is not possible."

G.D Yadav, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Chemical Technology, says mechanical is rising in popularity because manufacturing industry needs these engineers. "There is so much new construction, new infrastructure, machinery and mechanical engineers are needed everywhere."

source gadgetsnow
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KFC in China tests letting people pay by smiling

Pay using your face and cellphone number

Alipay has launched a new way to pay for your KFC in China — by smiling. So far, the facial payment system is only available at a single KFC in Hangzhou, China. The company behind the technology, Ant Financial, an Alibaba subsidiary, says its Smile to Pay technology needs about one to two seconds of facial scanning with a 3D camera and a “live-ness detection algorithm” to check the identity of the person paying, who must also enter their mobile phone number to help guard against fraud. A beta version of Smile to Pay was introduced in 2015 by Jack Ma the founder of Alibaba.
“Taking the facial-recognition payment technology offline was no easy task,” said Jidong Chen, head of biometric identification technology at Ant Financial. “On how we detect when someone’s photo is being manipulated when someone is falsely impersonating another person — we prevent this by merging software and hardware by linking sophisticated algorithms with the 3D camera. We can prevent biometric spoofing.” According to Ant Financial, the algorithm can detect shadows and other features to test if the person standing in front of the camera is actually a person, and not a photo or video used to trick the payment system.

In a video detailing how the payment process works, one young woman uses the machine in a variety of different appearances — with minimal make-up, heavy make-up, and an assortment of wigs. The machine was shown to accurately recognize her facial features each time for payment.
The KFC shop that offers the facial payment system is a healthier version of the chain called K Pro which sells salads, juices, and paninis instead. K Pro was introduced in July as a way to entice younger customers looking for healthier food options.
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Leaked document shows how Apple decides to replace or repair your iPhone

It can be hard to predict what will happen when you visit an Apple Store to get your iPhone repaired.
Apple's warranty for most products covers eligible repairs for its products, including the iPhone, for a year after purchase.
But what's an eligible repair? Damages specifically not covered include anything stemming from "accident, disassembly, unauthorized service, and unauthorized modifications."
A 22-page document recently leaked on Dropbox shows how Apple instructs its technicians and authorized service partners to inspect iPhones for repair and determine whether they are eligible for an in-warranty repair (inexpensive) or an out-of-warranty repair (more expensive) — or if it's a problem Apple can't fix (you need a new phone).
The document seen by Business Insider, called the "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide," is dated March 3, 2017, and covers the iPhone 6, 6S, and 7, as well as the associated Plus models. Apple technicians called Geniuses call it a "VMI."
"We have one just like that for all of the products," one Apple retail technician told Business Insider. "Used more for the physical inspection and how to determine cost for damage. That's basically half the training for iPhone techs."
VMIs are "something we use, but we don't refer to it all that often unless we get some oddball issue," another Apple technician told Business Insider. "We can normally pick out abnormal issues without using it."
So what does the VMI look like? This chart provides an overview, with photos, about common issues that are covered:
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Most of this should not be a surprise if you're a longtime Apple user. If your iPhone has water damage, you'll have to pay.
The guide includes which questions a technician should ask if they think a phone has water damage and shows that they must take apart the phone before denying warranty coverage.
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However, it is worth noting that a single hairline crack is covered under warranty, which appears to be a change since 2014. (Older versions of the guide are available online.) And if you're seeing dead pixels on your screen, you have to specifically ask for them to be fixed.
Other parts of the guide focus on identifying an iPhone's internals and whether any parts have been swapped. Any device with a non-Apple battery or missing parts is ineligible for service.
Another thing Apple won't fix is cosmetic damage:
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If you have a problem not covered in this guide, that doesn't necessarily mean you won't get a repair under warranty.
An Apple retail employee told Business Insider that the VMI wasn't the last word on whether a repair is covered — at least unofficially.
"There are always those one-off issues that the phone is technically not covered under warranty but we swap the phone anyways under warranty," an Apple technician said.