Whatsapp’s New ‘Status’ Feature

One of the most popular app in the smartphone industry and the one which we all use on daily basis-Whatsapp just got updated with a new ‘status‘ feature. The update is available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phones worldwide. There was a chaos around people as they were filled with excitement to try out the feature.

The feaure lets the user share various images, GIFs, videos with some drawings on top, emojis and caption which will be disappearing after 24 hours visible only to selected friends. Users can check who have viewed their status by tapping on the eye icon at the bottom

The status updates have end to end encryption along with two step verification process for imrpvement of the security

It is a great additional feature to have to complete the app. You should definitely give it a try if you haven’t already. The app gives you the opportunity to stay connected with friends and family in a more fancy way

Unexpected shutdown of iPhones got fixed with 10.2.1 version

The top smartphone manufacturing released it’s latest iOS update 10.2.1 towards the end of last month. This update is expected to fix one of the major bug issue as per the company.

Many iPhone 6 , iPhone 6 Plus , iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users were facing sudden shutdown of their devices when the processor where under heavy multitasking.

Earlier reports suggested that the old batteries were not capable to control the sudden increase in power consumption which caused shudown of the devices, new batteries remaining unaffected. The latest devices iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were not affected.

According to the reports Apple claimed that iOS 10.2.1 is installed on almost 50% of iOS device throughout the world. The company has witnessed around 80% reduction of the bug in iPhone 6s handests and 70% on iPhone 6 devices.

Best Games of 2016 which dominated the Gaming Reign

Games are very fun and entertaining to play. As we gamers have seen how the games have quickly evolved with the years passing by amusing us with the amazing graphics, stories and different game modes available.

Here are my picks for the best games that we gamers enjoyed in 2016.

1.Battlefield 1

It was one of the most awaited games of 2016 with millions of views on it’s trailer. A beta version was released where only one map was playable but the amount of the players increased so quickly due to the heat it had generated by it’s promising gameplay trailers and stories. It’s multiplayer mode can be called one of the best. You can hardly find any empty servers :D. The game takes place in the era of World War 1 so you enjoy the classic weapons, tanks, outfits used in that time.

This according to me was one of the best release of 2016. Now the CTE programme is also launched wherein early updates are released to subscribed users to take their opinion on the changes and additions made to the game

2.Overwatch

This is the first game by the company which was a whooping success and a rating of 9.4 on IGN. It is a multiplayer with characters to choose. These characters have become well known among the gamers.You get well-executed gunplay, unique character classes, exciting maps, and a variety of game modes. Also the community is extremely support oriented towards it’s fans which has led to it’s success.

3.Doom

Another popular game among the gamer. It is the First Person Shooter game of the year. It is the first game title of the company. The game is mostly known for it’s brutal kills and fast pace. The enemies spawn at a rapid rate some of them have melee attacks while others have ranged attacks with different guns.  It also features environment traversal, character upgrades, and the ability to perform executions on enemies known as “glory kills”. The game was the second best selling game after it’s release with over 500,000 copies sold.

4.Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 is an action adventure game from third person perspective  and the conclusion of the series. The gameplay has some amazing locations where you can jump, swing, swim, sprint, narrow ledge, using a swing rope, grapple hook and other acrobatics. The maps size are significantly larger than previous game with mesmerizing views and interactions. The game also has multiplayer mode where players can select different characters with the task to defeat other opponents. Various treasures are spread out throughout the map with the help of which players can buys weapons and items.

5.Titanfall 2

The game is a first person shooter in which players control both pilot and their titans-mecha style exoskeleton. There are various abilties which a player possesses including invisibility cloaking and parkouring such as double jumping, zip lining and wall running. The game has new gameplay mechanics such as the pulse blade, which is a throwing knife that reveals the location of any nearby enemy, the holo-pilot, a holographic pilot that mimics players’ action to confuse enemies, and a grappling hook, which can be used to slingshot players to a building or an enemy it attaches to. As you progress in the game new weapon customization options are available. The game also has multiplayer mode which is worth trying.

 

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs Better Than Intel?

AMD announced it’s new desktop processor family-AMD Ryzen, a chip to compete head to head with Intel finally. The last generation processors performed below expectations. To regain the trust of the consumers the Ryzen promises a 52 percent boost in instructions per cycle than predecessor levelling with the Intel’s Best processors.

The Ryzen lineup has different processors Ryzen 7 being the top of the line. Ryzen 7 has 8 cores and 16 threads. The top end 1800X has specs of 3.6 GHz with 4.0GHz turbo which is on par with the intel’s i7-6900K. The Ryzen 1800X is priced at $499 which is half the price of 6900K. Benchmarking results places the truth that single thread performance is similar whereas Ryzen beats Intel in Multi thread performance.

The other processors are R7 1700X with a base of 3.4GHz and a boost of 3.8GHz priced at $399 competing with i7 6800K and R7 1700 with a clock of 3.0GHz and 3.7GHz boost selling for $329 giving fight to the i7-7700K.

The new processors of AMD are surely to give a tough fight to the Intel CPU as Intel didn’t offer much improvement in this year’s Kabylake release. Also the Ryzen CPUs are priced much lower than the Intel CPUs giving much better performance. AMD is also set to release it’s new Vega architecture late this year which looks promising.

The processors are ready to pre order.

This year is all about AMD’s efforts to regain it’s glory and give tough fight to it’s competitors.

Moto G5 Will be Launching at MWC 2017

Moto G4 being one the best budget devices right now Lenovo is set to release the successor Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The design is rumoured to be metallic body and will also feature a removable battery. The design is expected to be similar with home button below the display, a circular design for camera and LED flash in the back with the Moto’s ‘M’ logo.

The Moto G5 will be rocking a 5 inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 430 processor clocked @1.4ghz, 2 GB of RAM and Internal of 32 GB and microSD card support upto 32 GB. The rear camera will sport a 13 MP shooter and 5 MP front facing camera. The battery supplying power will be 2800 mAh battery.

Whereas the Moto G5 plus will be presenting a 5.2 inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 processor clocked @2.0 Ghz, 2 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Storage and microSD card support upto 128 GB. There will be a 12 MP rear camera with “dual autofocus pixels”, 5 MP front facing shooter and 3000mAh battery.

Both successor of budget devices will have fingerprint scanner below the display and will run on latest Android 7.0 Nougat and will be priced less than their predecessor.

 

How to Keep PC Running Fresh

Every person gets frustrated when using a sluggish and slow pc just waiting there for hours and hours to get the task done. A good performing pc is free of adware, spyware, viruses and malwares and enough space on the hard drive.

These are simple tips to get the pc running like new again and enjoying that blazing fast sped which you deserve

1.Uninstall programs

Removing unnecessary programs and applications is extremely simple and useful tips towards boosting your pc performance. There are many programs which you may have installed earlier and have forgotten about them. This programs take hard drive space and keep running in the background sucking your RAM. Just go to Control Panel>Programs and Features>Uninstall Programs. You will find many programs which you may not be using and other toolbars and adware you may have unknowingly installed which come with other applications.

This is very crucial step to get some hard drive space. There should always be 30% free space on your hard drive partition.

2.Windows Cleanup

A very helpful built in feature of windows. This tool will also give you extra space in your drive. The tools removes unwanted temporary files and folders, error reports and also if you want you can do windows update cleanup where the old installation files of windows update are deleted giving you gigabytes of space.

3.Msconfig

Now we are going to lower the boot time and RAM consumption. Just go to run and type “msconfig” without quotation. Go to startup tab and disable the programs which you don’t want to start while booting. I would recommend you to keep only antivirus enabled. Then go to services tab and check hide all microsoft services tab so you don’t unknowingly mess with those. Disable the services which you don’t use. After that click apply and reboot. This will lower your RAM consumption and boot time.

4.Temporary Files

Go to run and type”%temp” without quotation and click ok. A folder will open. Just delete all the stuff from that folder. If you haven’t done that in a while it can give you gigabytes of space and slight performance increase.

5.CCleaner

This is one of the best tools every computer should have installed. It is a very simple and powerful tool one click tool. Just to http://www.piriform.com and download free version of CCleaner. Once installed, open the software and click on run ccleaner  It will clean all your browser history, windows temporary files, prefetch files and other bad stuff from you pc giving you some space. Then go to registry tab on the left side and click scan for issues. If first time it will give you alot of errors. After scanning just click on fix selected issues and scan one more time you may find some errors again. Again fix those and you are good to go to the next step.

6.Adwcleaner

This is a very small tool but will give you relief from those shitty adware and toolbars. Go to this link https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/ and download the program, it is free. Open the program and click on scan. It takes some time so be patient. If this is your first time running this program on your computer you will be amazed to see how powerful this tool is you will see alot of errors. Just fix those and reboot. Trust me you will be happy to use this program.

7.Malwarebytes

Most important tool in this guide. Go to https://www.malwarebytes.com and download the free version and install. Once installed scan and see the result for yourself. You will be amazed to see how many malwares where sucking the RAM and ultimately the performance of your computer. I would recommend to scan once in two weeks.

8.Windows Update

Do remember to do windows update on regular basis. This are the optimizations and security patches send by the Windows server to your pc they are extremely crucial and they also keep your drivers latest. A must remember step.

9.Awareness

You should be aware while installing the program and reading what is going on while installation. Many people have habits of just click next button. But companies take advantages of this behaviour and get unwanted applications installed along with the one which we are installing. So just make sure you read what’s going on while installation and take wise decicions.

10.Fresh Windows Installation

If none of the above steps work, i would suggest a clean installation of windows version. Do keep in mind to backup your important files and folders to avoid any data loss. Just grab a windows cd or a usb stick and install fresh windows. Once done do install the above programs so you don’t mess up again.

That’s it friends. This is the most simple and 100% working guide. I am sure it will help you somehow to boost you pc performance. Tell me in the comments if this helped you.

Asean members offered telecom expertise by India

For the development of the telecom and digital connectivity sectors of Association of South East Asian Nations member countries, India offered it’s expertise on Monday.
“We look forward to being your preferred partner in your digital connectivity initiatives. I can assure you, we will do whatever is required, for Indian products and services to become the first choice for your telecom needs,” Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said.

A conference was held where Sinha addressed the Telecom ministers, officials and industry leaders from member countries of Asean. The event was organised by Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council.

He further added “The experience of taking technology to remote corners at affordable price can be leveraged by you to provide cost-effective communications solutions in your home countries. With our experience and expertise, it will be easy for you to achieve targets,”