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WhatsApp voice-calling feature spotted in Hindi translation requests

We know WhatsApp, the popular messaging service for smartphones, will soon be adding voice calling feature. Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum had said the voice-calling service will be deployed for Android and iPhones this spring, with Blackberry and Microsoft and Nokia phones coming later. New leaked images show the feature is indeed on its way, and due quite soon.
A report by WPcentral points us to screenshots of Hindi translation requests that are visible to people who volunteer to do translations for WhatsApp. Screenshots of the translation requests show various strings that are required to be translated for Hang up, Incoming call, and Outgoing call.
Since the translating of UI elements is normally one of the last stages in app development, we can further expect the voice calling feature to come quite soon.
Earlier in March, WhatsApp for Android got updated with option to hide the 'last seen' notification, profile photo and status through privacy settings.
The feature is now available globally and can be accessed after installing the latest WhatsApp (2.11.186) update from the Google Play Store. Once the application is updated, users will find the new privacy feature in settings menu under account settings. So far, users can hide all three pieces of information from people not on their contact list, from select people, or from everyone. The feature that was already present on iOS devices. The updated also adds an option to share/save profile photo/group icon.
Another interesting integration to WhatsApp for Android is the service payment feature update. It lets users pay for their friends' WhatsApp service.
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Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Concept

It has been said that the next update of the Android mobile operating system would bump Jelly Bean to version 4.3, but that particular version number is said to lack any major, earth shattering changes, so most folks have already cast an eye in the direction of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Well, what do you think one can expect from Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie when it arrives? We have absolutely no idea, so it is left up to the folks with an imagination to think of how “delicious” Key Lime Pie would look like on your smartphone down the road with this particular concept from a certain Jinesh Shah on Google+.
Shah’s day job is a graphic artist, and his Key Lime Pie concept boasts of a minimalist and beautiful vision, sporting an extremely clean design approach. It looks like the “flat” graphical user interface scheme is catching on, where being minimal is a surefire trend in the right direction where mobile operating systems are concerned. This concept would see the Home Screen arrive with highly functional “hidden” widgets, showing up only when the user indulges in a customizable gesture. This helps reduce unnecessary clutter on the interface, coming into play only when you need to use it. Do you like what Shah did with his conceptualization of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?
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Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2: Will it Happen in April?

It seems that Samsung has finally set to roll out Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS update for its popular devices - Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 after months of speculations and waiting.
Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS, which has been introduced in the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5, is expected to be release either in April or May for devices like Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, according to a report by Android Geeks. 
Several reports in March had claimed that Samsung would release KitKat OS for some of its older smartphones, but it never happened, disappointing the users. The South Korean electronics giant has failed to cater the needs of the Android users, despite complaints from several quarters on the lack of OS update for its smartphones, which could force the users to opt for other brands.
Samsung Galaxy S3, which revolutionized Samsung brand in many ways from specifications to design, would get a big boost if Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is made available, as it will come with new features like Location Settings, Default App Settings, Wireless Printing, full-screen mode among others. Moreover, KitKat OS is said to be more stable and faster than the Jelly Bean.
There are also reports that Samsung may delay the release of Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its older devices, so that its users might upgrade to its recently unveiled Galaxy S5. 
However, delay in the release of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the older devices can have an adverse effect on the company, as impatient users may go for other brands available in the market instead of upgrading their handset to Galaxy S5.
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Google Dogfooding Android 4.4.3 KitKat [Rumor]

As it stands the latest version of Android KitKat is 4.4.2, although recently we have heard word that Google could be preparing for another update in the form of Android 4.4.3. Now according to the folks at Android Police, they have learnt that this is indeed the case and that Google is currently dogfooding the latest build.
For those unfamiliar with the term, basically it means that Google is testing the Android 4.4.3 build outside of the core Android team, meaning that it could be tested by others working at Google to get their feedback and to see if there might be some major bugs that have yet to be spotted and squashed.
No word on when exactly will Google push out the release to the public, but Android Police speculates that it could be in the next few weeks, which basically means you should not be holding your breath. There’s also no telling as to what exactly will Google include in the Android 4.4.3 update, but given that the Nexus 5’s camera issue has yet to be addressed, presumably that will be one of the fixes we can look forward to.
It is also likely that the update could include the new parking feature that we reported on yesterday. It was revealed in an APK teardown that Google Now could be getting some new cards which could help you remember where you parked your car. Considering we don’t have that feature now, perhaps it could be included in the next Android update. Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info, so do check back with us at a later date for the details.
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How to stop all inline images in Gmail app on Android

Switch off inline images from all senders in Gmail app to conserve data usage and start again to allow images only from selected users.

The Gmail app on Android has been tweaked to a level that it automatically shows the inline images in an email for more rich media experience. For every email, the user has to allow Gmail app to show images from the particular sender to - Always. Only after that setting, the Gmail app loads images inline automatically whenever the mail is received from that particular sender.
Showing images inline automatically is an amazing feature but if you have happened to clicked on some promotional emails or friends who keep sending large images inline - your data usage might get bombed. Here is a simple way to disable showing inline images from all senders in Gmail app. This will help you save some data and avoid opening irrelevant emails. After doing that, you can always start over by allowing inline images from particular senders.
Step One:
Open the Gmail app and select the Overflow button.
Step Two:
How to stop all inline images in Gmail app
Choose "Settings" from the Overflow menu options.
Step Three:
How to stop all inline images in Gmail app
Select the General Settings Option.
Step Four:
How to stop all inline images in Gmail app
Select the Overflow button in this panel and choose the option from the menu - Clear Picture Approvals. This will show an option and select "Clear" to implement it.
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How to share PC's internet connection with Android smartphones

By these following methods you can share your PC's internet with your Android phone.

Most Android smartphone users depend on traditional methods, using a SIM card or via WiFi, for internet connectivity. However, you can also use your PC's internet connection on your Android smartphone. Here is a step by step procedure in which you can use your PC's internet connectivity on your Android smartphone.
Step 1:
First of all you need a USB male to micro USB male (as shown in above picture).
Step 2:
Using the above mentioned connector, connect the smartphone with the PC. You have to use the micro USB part in the smartphone while the full size USB part is to be plugged in to female USB port of the PC.
Step 3:
How to share PC's internet connection
After connecting the PC with the Android phone, go to Settings menu of the smartphone. There you should locate and click the "More" option under Wireless and Network.
Step 4:
How to share PC's internet connection
There you will see the "USB Internet" option. Just click the adjacent box.
Step 5:
How to share PC's internet connection
How to share PC's internet connection
This will open the "Select PC system version" page which will have a dropdown menu from which you should select the option according to the operating system of your PC - viz Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Step 6:
How to share PC's internet connection
As soon as click your desired operating system option, the "Next" option at the bottom of the screen will get activated. Tap on the same to go forward.
Step 7:
The following screen will have certain instructions, just follow them. If there are no instructions, do as stated below.
How to share PC's internet connection
Open network connections on your Windows PC. Then right click the connection that you want to share and then click on properties. Click on the sharing tab, and select "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection.
Step 8:
How to share PC's internet connection
How to share PC's internet connection
After that, click on the "Done" tab which will activate internet on your smartphone. Now you could see the USB internet active message both on the notification bar as well as in the Wireless and Networks section.
Please note that not all smartphones come with the USB internet feature. Few manufacturers do though arm their smartphones with this feature, HTC One, WickedLeak's Wammy Titan 3 and the Huawei Ascend Y511 are few devices for instance which come with this feature.
Some applications, available in Google Play store, too provide this feature (referred as reverse tethering). However, these apps require root permission for which you have to root your device which is risky and is not advisable as it voids the warranty and may leave your device dead.
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How To Hide 'Last Seen At' in WhatsApp for Android

Follow this simple procedure to hide the "Last Seen At" time stamp.

WhatsApp is a widely used mobile instant messenger that allows connecting with your friends and family for almost free. With nominal data charges, one can share photos, songs and videos using WhatsApp. However, one of the major thing that has led to many arguments and squabbles amongst people is the 'Last Seen At' stamp on the title bar of an individual.

That time stamp can be see by selecting the Contact in the WhatsApp and opening it for one-to-one chat. WhatsApp has been already offering the option to hide the Time Stamp status on iOS devices and the same will soon be made available for the Android smartphone users as well.
All Android OS based smartphone users need to download the latest build of WhatsApp from the official website to install it on their smartphones. Access the following the link on your Android smartphone and download the APK - Once downloaded, follow the below mentioned procedure.
Step One
Go to Settings.
Step Two
Select Account
Step Three
From Account, select the new option on the top - Privacy.
Step Four
In the Privacy window, select the option - Last Seen At.
Step Five
From the pop-up menu card, select the option of your choice - My Contacts or Nobody.
You may also hide your photo from strangers by choosing appropriate options.
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Two games based on Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan coming for iOS, Android, Windows

The first game - Kochadaiiyaan the legend; Kingdom Run – is a side scroller action arcade game, while 'Kochadaiiyaan the legend; Reign of Arrow' is a third person archery game.

Two games based on the upcoming movie of Rajinikanth, Kochadaiiyaan, have been announced for mobile phones based on
iOS, Android, and Windows.
The first game - Kochadaiiyaan the legend; Kingdom Run - is a side scroller action arcade game, while 'Kochadaiiyaan the legend; Reign of Arrow' is a third person archery game.
Debutant director of the film, Soundarya Rajinikanth said, "Kochadaiiyaan being the first of its kind, 3D motion capture film in India with technology matching international standards, needed a game that could elevate the movie experience to the next level. The 3D game by Hungama does just that. It takes gamers to an altered state as the detailing and gameplay matches the iconic characteristic of Kochadaiiyaan, a character immortalized by Rajinikanth."
In Kochadaiiyaan the legend; Kingdom Run, you step into the shoes of Kochadaiiyaan and take on an entire army. The entire game focuses on the reflex of the player. Throughout most of the game, the player's objective is to traverse the paths by avoiding traps, jumping from platform to platform and making well timed leaps to progress. In this game, there are four environments to play; has option to upgrade to advance armour and weapons; and exciting power ups like Sacrificer and Invincibility to keep you going.
The Kochadaiiyaan the legend; Reign of Arrows is an action arcade, third person archery game, which allows the player to fit into the armour of Kochadaiiyaan and take on the invading army. Throughout the game, player's objective is to move between cover points and destroy the enemy soldiers using various bows, arrows and different special moves, in order to keep the Medieval city safe
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo now available in India for Rs 25,499

Interestingly, the older Samsung Galaxy S3 is available for around Rs 23,000 these days and has almost the same specification as the new S3 Neo.

Samsung has come out with another Neo series handset. This time the smartphone marker has launched the Neo version of its former flagship product - the Samsung Galaxy S3. The new handset thus is named as Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo and is now available online in India for Rs 25,499.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo comes with a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display with high definition resolution. It has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor which runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and 1.5 GB RAM. The S3 Neo has a 64 GB micro SD card slot but there is no information as of now about its internal storage.
The 8.6 mm thick Galaxy S3 Neo weighs 132 grams despite having a fairly large 2100 mAh battery. For connectivity, this dual SIM handset has Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (a/b/g/n), and USB 2.0. It has A-GPS and GLONASS for navigation as well. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo looks good with an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front camera.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo
Interestingly, the older Samsung Galaxy S3 is available for around Rs 23,000 these days and has almost the same specification as the new S3 Neo like 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 8 MP rear camera, and a 1.9 megapixel front camera. However it has only 1 GB RAM. From the pictures, it seems that the new Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo does not have even the faux-leather back panel which is becoming common in new-generation Samsung devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo has though a lot of competitors to deal with too. The biggest opponent of this handset is the Motorola Moto X. Besides, it has to deal with a lot of former flagship devices of other manufacturers like LG's Optimus G
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DU battery saver for Android

  • Simple profiles
  • Easy navigation and use
  • Light on resources
  • Lightweight installation
  • More options for rooted devices
  • Paid mode offers smart features

These days as devices are getting bigger the added size of the display, and the slimmer profiles as demanded by users are putting a tremendous amount of pressure on manufacturers to make interesting devices. The battery pack is the component that takes up most of the space on a device, other than the display, and it is directly related to a device's weight as well. So to keep devices slim and lightweight designers have to cut down on battery capacity. Today we have faster processors, resource hungry apps and comparatively smaller battery packs that just cannot keep up with the never ending demand for performance.
The battery backup today has gone down drastically and some devices don't last more than half a day. There are portable chargers or applications, however, that offer battery savings. Today we have one such application called the DU Battery Saver, a product Of 3 year old Du AppsStudio, formerly known as DianXin. This application helps users save on precious battery life while not slowing on the application's performance as well. So let's find out how the application is and how well it performs.
The application first off comes free to use so users can keep the application for as long as they want or can leave it at any time without feeling the pinch. The installation file is small, less than 4 MB, and hardly requires 1-2 minutes of time to download and install the application. Even while using a 2G GPRS connection it took approximately 3 minutes to finish.
The application has simple functionality that can help users save some battery life on their devices. It monitors the device and sees which features, functions and applications are causing major battery drain. Thereafter, it reports the same to the user and the user can in turn optimize the device with one touch. And without any power draining activity going on the device ends up saving considerable battery.
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The application is very neatly laid out with profile options that are simple to use and select. It has preset custom profiles that can be used to set the level of battery saving that they want from this application. The option of profiles decides how aggressively the application will monitor and optimize the device for better battery savings.
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General users can opt for the General or long battery saving parameters and while going to sleep just put the device on sleep profile to get maximum juice, as it turns off all the radios.
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The application has a tweak mode as well but that is only available for devices with root permissions. It allows the app to slow down the processor to offer greater power savings as well.
Also included is a premium mode of the application, which obviously gives greater control and possibly timed profiles as well, but sadly the developer was unable to provide the same to us.
All in all the application offers more knowledge than actual battery savings for un-rooted device. For rooted devices options increase; but the paid mode was what we were interested in knowing more about.
The application helps save decent amounts of battery and in just a few days of use it resulted in almost 10-15 per cent savings for the device we tested it on.
The application is available for download free of cost for all Android devices running OS version 2.1 and above. Interested users can download this application directly from the Google Play Store or can also follow the link to download the app.

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