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Waze now becomes Steering Advisor to Drivers to Avoid Troublesome Intersections

Difficult Intersection in LA

Waze comes out with a resolution to make navigation easier. Most of the drivers especially in LA face complicated intersection, which leads to the risky left. But the Google acquired company now direct the driver making left turns on the busy streets safer.

The community of Waze was working the issue over the years, and now the drivers will find an alternative route where they can avoid most of the complicated intersection.

Waze calls the troublesome as “Difficult Intersection” which is launched on Friday this week. About 10 percent of Los Angeles drivers use Waze. It seems that the motto of the app is like a stress-free for the drivers who face difficulty and to reduce traffic deaths.

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Turning left or going straight becomes an extremely complicated scenario that requires multiple lanes of oncoming traffic. To mobilize this driving issue, a new feature rolled out to promote a safer and less stressful drive.

Waze is familiar with navigating the route map and also won the best navigation app of the year in 2013 at MWC defeating Dropbox and Flipboard. Waze provides turn by turn information and tracks details by downloading dependent location info over mobile networks.

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Waze was formerly known as “Free map,” which is a GPS-based navigation application program for Smartphones and Tablets. Waze developed in Israel funded by American venture and now acquired by Google in 2013.

Waze app can download here, which is available for Windows and Android.

The World’s Cheapest Laptop Ever: Allwinner Remix OS Laptop At Just $79

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Allwinner, a very famous Chinese Company and tough competitor in the market of budget devices have now lined up a Laptop with jaw dropping price. This is for the first time the company is stepping into the field of Laptops. The company which manufactured devices like Android TV sticks and gaming tablets till date, now turn up with the view to capitalize on OS which has come up with a laptop worth $79.  Remix OS, a powerful and popularly known desktop OS for android powered PCs and Tablets, is now going to be the operating system for the affordable Allwinner laptops with Jide’s interesting fusion of Android, Windows and Chrome OS.

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The company announces that the price of the all new laptop ranges $79 to $99 which runs on Remix OS 2.0. The features of the world’s first cheapest laptop Allwinner basic model is apparently all plastic body with the 11.6-inch LCD screen with 1366 x 768 resolution with a front-faced webcam. This model comes with a 64-bit kit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with 1GB of RAM and has 8GB of storage for apps, games, movies, music and other files. Well, the battery life is not yet clear, but keeping price and specification in mind experts assume it would be of 3-6 hours of battery life.

Variant model is also available with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage which includes a larger display of 14.1-inch and same resolution of 11.6-inch device with a hike in the price up to $99. The unique specifications include Port wise HDMI, two USBs, a micro SD slot, and a headphone jack. So, there is no chance of users getting irritated with one USB and a connector for your ear buds. The company has also announced a 2-in-1 Laptop which includes an octra-core 32-bit chip.

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The prices for the given models by the company are tentative and it seems like the $79 price is only available when ordered or purchased in bulk. So, these laptops can fulfil the digital class room need in various educational institutions and cost effective business purpose devices. Well, the Allwinner Company is waiting fingers crossed to check the response or enthusiasm of the users to buy the product which is the only way to bring the product into the light.

WhatsApp Launches Desktop App for Mac and Windows

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Good news for Mac and Windows users as Social networking application WhatsApp had launched its desktop client. It will be available for download at the official website of the company. The Facebook-owned Application is extending its base at a good pace by releasing continuous updates.

Last year it had launched the voice call feature which received a positive response from all the users around the globe. There are speculations that the instant messaging service would be starting the video calling option and testing the same on the beta version of iPhone.

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WhatsApp announced that their active users’ number rocketed from 700 million to 1 billion within one year. The messaging service also introduced end-to-end encryption which would secure the data exchanged between the users. No third party application, even WhatsApp can’t access or track the data such as messages, calls, videos and images.

Brian Acton, the founder of WhatsApp, opined that “building secure products makes for a safer world.”The inclusion of this security feature is also tempting others and it can be a huge selling point for the service.

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The new desktop App would be featuring new options including all the current characteristics of the mobile client. For Mac users, it can be the best substitute to message for communicating with users of other platforms. Even though OS X is providing a text message forwarding service for communication with non-I Message users but a centralized service would be a better option.

The instant messaging service mobile version is available for IOS, Android and Windows users. The new web client of WhatsApp is available for both Mac’s OS X and Windows at the official website. After downloading the client on your desktop platform, synchronize it with the mobile app by the scanning the QR code on the desktop. This will enable the user to use the social networking application from the PC itself.

Windows 10 Reaches 300 Million Mark, Calls Time on Free Upgrades

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Microsoft had launched Windows 10, updated version of Operating system worldwide on 29 July 2015. The Company had announced that all the existing valid Windows users would be receiving the newer version at free of cost.

The latest edition of the operating system features some exciting features which include virtual digital assistant Cortana and Internet Explorer revamped as Microsoft Edge. With the inclusion of such interesting features and a substantial boost to speed and performance could be the reasons for the fast adoption of Windows 10.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Windows 10 had reached 270 million users at company’s annual developer conference Build 2016 event on 31st March 2016.Now according to an official blog release of Windows the number had jumped to 300 million.

Reaching a milestone of 300 million machines within 10 months after the launch is a tremendous achievement. The numbers shown includes users of PC, laptop, mobile, tablets, and Xbox devices. The Redmond-based major software company has not made any changes to the base codes. The company is very keen to reach their ultimate target of 1 billion Windows 10 devices within three years.

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The Software firm is working on it by making significant changes and updates to its operating system to enable users to feel secure & safe. As a part of their strategy, Microsoft skipped the layout and designs of windows 8 in the latest edition and replaced them with the familiar ones of its older 7 version.

Microsoft’s free Word Flow keyboard app for iOS improves One-handed texting

According to the official blog of Microsoft Windows the most recent achievements of Windows 10 are

  • Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.
  • Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.
  • Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos.
  • And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rising of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.

As announced earlier the free upgrade for Windows 7 & 8.1 users to Windows 10 would end on 29th July and it will cost $119 for the same from the next day.

Microsoft’s free Word Flow keyboard app for iOS improves One-handed texting

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Do you have an iPhone rather than Windows? If yes, here an Intro of Microsoft’s Word Flow Keyboard with “ARC” mode, a new feature Swype pioneered.

To use this one handed word flow keyboard, you need an iPhone, not a Window’s phone. The best part is that the keyboard makes users switch to one handed operation from the people type with two hands.

On Monday, 25/ 04/ 2016: Microsoft made its first debut in Apple Inc iOS App Store about Free Word Flow Keyboard app. Windows 8/ Windows 10 Phone users might be well known with the Word Flow. But for just iPhone, features set apart with customization.

The best part in Word Flow Keyboard is “predictive texting” which anticipates your next word for faster swiping. Undoubtedly, this best feature benefits for the users of iPhone 6 and six plus.

As of now it is available in English U.S, and available for both iPhone and iPad. iPhone users can update to Swiftkey keyboard for free, type your way with personal predictions and type faster with smarter auto correct.

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Soon after you have installed your Swiftkey keyboard app, just tap on the globe icon and get your word flow keyboard with one handed operation. You can also experience for curved keyboard or “arc” shaped keyboard where all the characters come aside either left sided or right sided i.e. a bend curve feels likely to use efficiently.

Not even WINDOWS users can’t do customization to their keyboard by applying background themes but Apple iPhone users can. Well, I’m not sure why anybody would care too. We should look further even if when the Microsoft SWYPE mode keyboard introduces to the Android and Windows users.

Both iPhone and Windows Phone users have predictive texting and gestures tying with which you can slide your finger across the character keys to spell out the words. Apple iPhone users have some other one handed operation keyboards like Blink and Minuum, but these keys don’t go for CURVED keyboard. However, Google released SWYPE keyboard earlier for its Android users.

Microsoft released previously “Hub Keyboard” and now to “Word Flow Keyboard.” Hub Keyboard, unfortunately, fails to be the best and currently have a 2-star rating in the available App store.

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Also read: iPhone dominating Android : Piper Jaffray spring 2016 survey

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