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Microsoft Puts End to Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales

As a part of their promoting windows 10 operating system, Microsoft had stopped the sales of its most popular operating systems the windows 7 and windows 8.

As per the reports the Microsoft has confirmed the “End of Sales” board to both OS. From now on wards no Pc or laptop will get windows 7 or windows 8 operating system at the time of purchase.

Microsoft says that “End of sales refers to the date when a particular version of Windows is no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Examples of OEMS are Dell and Toshiba—PC manufacturers who often pre-install Windows software.”

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Examples of OEMs include Dell and Toshiba, PC manufacturers who often pre-install Windows software.

Windows 7 OS was launched in the year 2009 remains on sale for seven years and the Windows 8/8.1 that has launched in 2012 was on sale for just four years.

The US tech giant says that despite the shutdown of the sales, the ongoing updates support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will continue until January 2020 and 2023.

Windows 7 was one of the most loved operating system which was succeeded by windows 8/8.1 that has not received much applause. Even windows loyalists was not satisfied with eighth version of the Windows OS.

The Windows 10 OS that was released in the year 2015 had got good response from all the users and Microsoft also launched two major updates in the starting of this year.

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This move from the Tech giant was purely to promote the sales of Windows 10 OS and to make it reach to many users. Microsoft is also planning to release three major updates for the year 2017.

It is rumoured that the while the first major update is codenamed Redstone 1, second update with a codename Redstone 2 which will release in the earlier months of 2017.

The third major update might be rolled out in summer 2017 and it is codenamed as Redstone 3. Hope that Microsoft will succeed with this single product strategy.

Google Reveals Unpatched Windows Bug that Hackers are Exploiting

In October Google revealed about undiscovered flash and windows vulnerabilities. The problem with Adobe has got settle, but Windows vulnerability remains same.

After revelation Adobe and Microsoft has solved this problem with the help of Tech Titan on October 21st. Adobe has announced Flash update on October 26th but Microsoft still now didn’t announce platform for this update. Whereas coming to windows, unpatched Windows flaw is being actively exploited.

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Google has given description Windows flaws as follows

“The Windows vulnerability is a local privilege growth in the Windows kernel; it can be used as a security sandbox escape. It can be triggered by the win32k.Sys system call NtSetWindowLongPtr() for the index GWLP_ID on a window handle with GWL_STYLE set to WS_CHILD. This Chrome’s sandbox blocks win32k.Sys system calls by using the Win32k lockdown mitigation on Windows 10, which prevents exploitation of this sandbox escape vulnerability”.

It is easy is to fix the problem in a flash than in operating system. Seven days might not be sufficient for the Microsoft to address the problem. The period is too short for the vendors to update their products. One of the speaker said this issue puts customers at risk. “We all believed in the vulnerabilities revealed, but this issue puts customers at risk. Windows are the only way to communicate with the customer to investigate the security issues”. They recommend Windows 10 and Microsoft edge browser for best protection.

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To stop the hackers exploiting Google has announced these vulnerabilities. Microsoft gives the explanation on this issue that “Flash bug is needed for hackers to exploit the windows, so we update the flash player”. So people make sure to update your flash player. In meanwhile, Microsoft will release patched windows version.

WhatsApp Video Call Feature Made its debut on Windows Platform First

Whatsapp video call feature Rolls out on Windows 

WhatsApp, one of the major applications which get updates very frequently and many new features are pushed as a part of it. The app has updated its public group features in its previous update.  This Facebook-owned app also updated with new camera improvement as well. But the thing is that the update has limited to Android OS alone. Now, the latest Whatsapp video call feature which the company has released has rolled out on the Windows platform.

Undoubtedly, it is video call feature which is one of the much-anticipated features for a long time. Surprisingly, the company has pushed the new feature to Windows, instead of Android. WhatsApp for Windows Phone enables the new video call feature by default.

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The developers of the app pushed the 2.16.260 beta update for windows, and it seems like the video call feature was readily available for users. Usage of the feature is made easy by just a click on the menu to make a video call within the contact list. The app not only shows the option for the voice call but also provides an option to make a video call from the same menu.

Another alternative way is to click on the contact and view more details another option of making a video is also available for users. For easy access, the video calling feature is baked right into the app.

The feature works as simple as a voice call connecting user on the other end by just a tap. History of all calls will be shown together in call history and notifications will be popped out just like when you miss a voice call.

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Considering the fact that releasing this feature on Windows platform first may become an issue for other platforms where the majority of users are on Android platform. However, WhatsApp is good at releasing updates very faster and is expected the feature may hit other platforms soon.

WhatsApp adds New Font in the Recent Update:Check Out How to Use it.

Facebook owned WhatsApp has added a new font style in the current update. This font can be experienced in both the iOS and Android app. This new feature is spotted in the WhatsApp build version 2.16.179 and is available in the next update.It also can be downloaded from the Google Play store. The iOS users have spotted this feature in the beta version and requires some more time to be available for all iOS users.

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The users of the WhatsApp can able to chat in the different font style after this update. WhatsApp included the font style called FixedSys. This font style can be seen in windows with the same name.

To use this font style the users have to use three backquote symbols before and after the sentence or word. Initially, this hard to use, once you guys are used to this, it will be easy and comfortable.

Example of the new font

If you consider the example, if you want to type TechFactsLive in the FixedSys font, then you have to enter the word TechFactsLive between the “` three back quote symbols. “` TechFactsLive”’, then the font will be changed to FixedSys style. This feature can be clubbed with the other styles like Bold Italic or strikethrough.

WhatsApp To Switch On Video Calling For Android beta Users And An Update Feature For Document Sharing

WhatsApp is bringing new features steadily, and recently the users have spotted the video calling option in the Android beta application. Many users are looking forward to getting this major update from WhatsApp. The document sharing on the WhatsApp web is expected in the future updates. As you all know that the company has recently released the first desktop app for the Windows and OS X.

 Instagram to add Translate button in coming month!

Instagram is the one of the largest social community which is growing faster. Instagram is going to release the new update in the coming month regarding the Language update. The translation button is going to be available in the future update of the Instagram. This popular community is growing globally that never and ever imagined.

With this update, the users can able to understand any languages with the translations at the new feed stories and the profile bio. This is a great move by the Instagram team; this helps to understand the foreign languages from your own. After the release of this feature, soon everyone is going to know the full story of the moment, no matter what language you post.

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The comments and the Captions seen in the feeds or bio are automatically translated based on the language settings of the person who had made in their profile. If the language settings are yet done, then the user will able to see the button called “See Translation” near the text. Just with the single tap on the given button, you can view the translated context.

Instagram has posted an image regarding this in their community on 22 June 2016. You can check the help.instagram.com for the further details regarding this news. The complete details regarding the translation are provided to the Instagram Help Center.

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They also had another word on this, If Instagram could not detect or doesn’t translate any language, and then you have to update the settings in the Language Settings in your profile. The users have to notice that translations might not show up for the older posts and comments.

Steps to enable the Language settings in the Instagram Application


Open your phone or tablet’s Settings

Tap Language and Input > Language

Choose the language you’d like to use


Tap Settings icon to open your phone or tablet’s settings

Tap General > International > Language

Choose the language you’d like to use

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Windows Phone

Press Start which is the middle button at the bottom of your phone

Swipe left

Scroll down and then tap Settings

Tap Language + Region > Phone language

Choose the language you’d like to use

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