SwiftKey for Android Update Brings New Layouts, Incognito Mode, and More

SwiftKey for Android Update Brings New Layouts, Incognito Mode, and MoreMost Android users prefer to use third-party keyboards as their primary typing tool and among these third-party keyboards; SwiftKey Keyboard is probably the most popular one. Now, the keyboard app on Android has been updated with some of the features that are likely to increase its utility and might force you to consider it as your primary keyboard.

SwiftKey for Android, with its latest update, has received support for ‘QWERTZ’ Swiss French layout and extended QWERTZ layout for Swiss German and Swiss Italian keyboard variants. The new layouts are likely to lure those users who earlier preferred other keyboards just for the lack of any other keyboard option in QWERTZ layout.

The app has further been updated with a feature that is usually seen in Internet browsers. With its latest update, the app now has an ‘Incognito’ mode that will temporarily stop the app from learning words and phrases from the users. In case you have earlier been in a position where you were embarrassed by an app suggestion in front of a relative, you can use this new SwiftKey for Android mode while making certain searches and can easily avoid such a situation from now on.
Apart from the addition of these two features, the SwiftKey for Android app has also been updated to fix a few issues associated with it. The update brings along a fix for the issue where dragging the cursor while typing in Chinese was causing the app to crash. Users will also be able to now download themes with just a tap post the update.
The updated SwiftKey for Android app is already available and can be downloaded directly from Google Play.

Alibaba Launches 'privateness Knight' Face Lock App for Android

Chinese mobile net giant Alibaba group on Wednesday released “privacy Knight” – India’s first unfastened app-lock with face-lock feature that allows customers to unencumber their blanketed apps via a one-2d selfie.

Alibaba Launches 'Privacy Knight' Face Lock App for Android

“Face Lock is about to alternate the way human beings protect their privateness. it’s miles the next large element after fingerprint lock. The age of face lock is right here,” Ebrahim Popat, us of a manager of 9Apps, an Android marketplace inside Alibaba mobile enterprise organization, said in a announcement.

“privacy Knight” works on a one-second-step for face locking, saving users the trouble to don’t forget styles or pincode.

The face lock and blink detection setting make certain a 99.47 percentage accuracy of face recognition.

“privateness Knight” is safer than other locks as no person records upload is asked given that face lock is accessible offline, the business enterprise claimed.

besides face lock, “privacy Knight” also offers users safety which includes app lock, vault, smooth, topics, intruder selfie, faux cover, fake icon and greater.

Housing-Real Estate & Property turns out to be the best real estate apps in India

As per the modern era with the modern technology everything is being modified and transformed. There is a vast change in every sector. With the uprising use of technology everything is possible; even getting a house online. Gone are the days when one needs to go to place to place and search for their desired place. Today the technology has reached to its zenith and so are the people. Almost everyone has smartphones with them, which includes various types of mobile apps. Due to the excessive of so many apps, the app developers are also in profit and advancing and developing the app in every aspect. As per with the regards for the search of a house I am one of the witness to appreciate the house search app. I was living at rent from many years. I was quite tired with the ill behavior of my landlord as the coin was their side, I was mere a tenant. Due to all these problems I decided to buy my own house. Having a possession of own house is a matter of respect and confidence. I was tired from daily base of fighting issues and the increased rates of rates by my landlord. So it seems much better to have one’s own house.

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I was searching for a house that can help in suiting my budget as I was a private sector employee. In the search of a perfect residence I came across properties app which helped me in succeeding the desire of getting a perfect house. Housing-Real Estate & Property was that platform which helped me in coming out of the problem. I am really amazed and want to appreciate the working of this wonderful app. now a day’s every problem can solved by a single click on such apps. These real estate apps in India are very beneficial as they have residential properties widely spread.

Features of attraction:

  • It has an excellent feature of posting the property with its size and area. It also mentions the prices and installments rates.
  • It has posted pictures of the properties clicked from every angle.
  • It has the facility of knowing the ongoing rates of the property of that particular location.
  • It tells about all the features of the property, its proximity, development details, amenities, facilities and many more.
  • It asks about the budget estimate and the size of the area and provides with the filter results.
  • It also has the options of getting area for apartments, plots, sale or rent.
  • It will also help in telling the nearby facilities and the services which are the requirement of a daily base needs.

Cost as well as time efficient:

This remarkable real estate app India helped me in both saving time and money. As visiting place to place in search for a property was not only consuming my time as well as money. This app helped in getting rid of all these haphazard and allowed me the facility of getting a house of my choice. I am really thankful to this property search app as it helped me in my bad times. I will surely suggest it to my friends and relatives to use this and get benefitted by such amazing apps.

Do you need a professional artist for a party makeup?

We have to admit that people love to party and look different. So, are you planning to go for a party? You must be getting bored of the same look that you manage to do, or you are tired of looking at your pimples, dark circles which you are unable to hide even with makeup. If you are looking forward to get a party makeup done, the biggest challenge is to find an affordable and talented artist. Now you don’t have to worry about finding a professional artist for makeup.With the help of a new android app: urbanclap, you can get just the right party makeup using this app and finding makeup professionals for you.

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Why Urbanclap?

Urbanclap caters to all major cities in India. Urbanclap Gurgaon is the headquarters of the company. Urbanclap revenue model is based on providing different services of various niches at your doorstep.Service byUrbanclap raisesa lot of questions to e-commerce industry. Is what you are doing enough? Aren’t further improvements required? Thus, I think that Urbanclap has gone ahead of others in bringing ease to customers

What are the things to look for before appointing an artist?

Metropolitan cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore have seen the highest rise in fashion over the past few years. Makeup service Mumbai is always in demand mainly because of growing requirements and standards. But, Makeup service Bangalore and Makeup service Delhi has also seen a steep increase in demand. Just imagine, finding a professional service for your needs with just one touch service like offered by Urbanclap.

Things to consider before hiring Professional Artists

A professional artist should be equipped with all the knowledge and techniques to bring out the best of your features. He should possess knowledge about the colours that go well with your skin type. If you want trusted services then hire a professional from Urbanclap as these artists are recognized. You can give a feedback if you are not satisfied by the service. You may not be happy with your makeup service in Bangalore, but what if we told you that we would find someone for or just to suit your needs. Not just make up you can get an entire range of salon service at home. From threading to waxing, from manicure pedicure to facials or any beauty service you could probably think of.Anything found at a budget is a good feel. Fixing an amount you are willing to shell out on your look is important.

We all have that one incident where we did not ask the price initially and ended up paying a lot. But, At Urbanclap you will be asked for your budget whether it is low, mid or premium. Say you are from Jaipur and you are travelling to Mumbai for a friend’s wedding. You know no artist who could deck you up for the dayjust think ‘How amazing it would be if, you could get a specialist to serve you on a budget.’ It is of sheer importance that you know the professional as well. Does he/she belong have a good rapport in the business. With urbanclap you get continuous follow ups, feedbacks and also information on service provider. Urbanclap blog is used by the company to give you updates.

Final words

If you are one of those people who want things with just one clap then download the Urbanclap app today. It is said ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder’.I say beauty lies in the hands of a good makeup artist. And nothing like hiring the best with clicks of button.

Apple Pay to accept Discover cards this fall

Discover credit card holders will be able to tap into Apple Pay later this year.

Starting this fall, Apple Pay users in the US will be able to add their Discover cards to Apple’s mobile payments system to buy items at supported stores and other sellers, Discover announced Monday. Apple Pay already accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express, so Apple will have a lock on all four major credit cards in the US.

A spokesman for Discover told CNET that he couldn’t be any more specific on timing beyond this fall but added that the company is starting the task of integrating Apple Pay now.

Unveiled in October, Apple Pay enables owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch to pay for items on the go via a wireless technology known as NFC (near-field communication). Owners of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 can also tap into Apple Pay but only to pay for apps. Apple has been striving to expand support for Apple Pay in the US among merchants and credit card issuers. Discover has around 61 million cardholders, so the new deal opens up access to a large number of potential Apple Pay users.

Apple Pay is one of several bids to change the way that people purchase goods and services. Wallet-less purchasing has yet to catch on, but the power of the Apple brand gives Apple Pay the potential to succeed.

The more challenging task for Apple is drumming up support among retailers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at 67 US retail chains with 14 more coming. But those are just a fraction of all the retailers in the country. And not every individual store at a supported retailer can handle Apple Pay. In order to accept an Apple Pay payment, a store’s point-of-sale system must be equipped with the necessary NFC technology.

At the same time, Apple Pay faces potential competition from similar services offered by other companies. Samsung’s new Samsung Pay feature is available on the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Google has unveiled a mobile payments service called Android Pay. PayPal plans to buy Paydiant, a startup firm that helps companies build mobile payments options. And a group of retailers known as the Merchant Customer Exchange is trying to challenge Apple Pay with its own service known as CurrentC.

Apple is also trying to expand Apple Pay internationally to such countries as Canada and China. But cutting such deals is proving a challenge as local banks are balking at the transaction fees that Apple wants to charge.

Adding your Discover card to your supported iPhone or iPad will work the same way as it does with other credit cards. You enter your credit card number and related information by either scanning the card or typing in the data manually. But the actual card number and security code are not stored on your phone or tablet. Instead, a unqiue Device Account Number is generated with a one-time code to secure your transaction.

“As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving card members secure options for using their cards and mobile devices,” Diane Offereins, Discover’s president of payment services, said in a statement.

Discover card holders who use Apple Pay can still take advantage of their current benefits, according to Discover. Those include the 5 percent cash-back bonus and a tool that lets you put a halt to new purchases and other transactions yourself if you ever lose your card.

Apple Pay will also accept Discover debit cards. Such cards are linked with checking accounts held at banks that partner with Discover just as Visa and MasterCard work with certain banks to offer debit cards.

 

OnePlus One to Receive Lollipop-Based CM12S Update in 'Next Few Days'

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The much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS upgrade for the OnePlus One (Review | Pictures), which was supposed to arrive last month, will be rolling out to OnePlus One users within next few days – announced the company.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s co-founder, Carl Pei, on Twitter replied to a user that the CM12S update for the OnePlus One has already passed company’s certification process and that the roll out is expected to begin within next few days.

Notably, the CM12S update for the OnePlus One was supposed to roll out by March 30, while the company’s own custom ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop – OxygenOS – was supposed to roll out on March 27. However, the company missed both deadlines, and had blamed certification as the reason for the delay.

OnePlus finally rolled out out the Lollipop-based OxygenOS custom ROM earlier this month, leaving users only waiting for CM12S.

Over and above vanilla Android 5.0 Lollipop, the initial build of OxygenOS offers three major differentiators – support for the OnePlus One’s gestures controls including off screen gestures like double tap to wake and camera shortcut; customisation in terms of lock screen wallpapers, choice of hardware and software navigation keys, and a customisable quick settings screen; as well as a new file manager.

Last month, Pei responded to a user query on Twitter to confirm that OnePlus users in India will receive the much-awaited CM12S update over-the-air. Beyond the Lollipop-based CM12S update however, things still remain dicey for Indian users of the OnePlus One smartphone, with the availability of Cyanogen OS updates in India the biggest bone of contention between Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures and OnePlus. Micromax’s Yu brand has in the past claimed “exclusive OTA firmware updates and support in India” – but is yet to make good on it, much to the delight of OnePlus One users in India.

Gmail for Android Gets a Unified Inbox for Multiple Email IDs

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Google has launched a new feature in its updated Gmail for Android app that lets users view emails from all their integrated email IDs in a single place. The feature is not limited only to Gmail IDs, and includes Yahoo and Outlook-based IMAP and POP accounts as well. As you probably recall, support for multiple email IDs was launchedin November last year.The new feature is accessible through a tab called ‘All Inboxes’, which is available after updating the Gmail for Android app to the latest version. This allows users to read mails from all of their accounts without having to move in and out of individual accounts. Google believes that this is ideal for users who maintain multiple accounts for different purposes, such as work and personal accounts.

The app extends the most popular features of Gmail to other integrated IMAP/ POP email accounts as well, such as conversation view and search. The app will now stack conversation threads from other accounts in the same efficient way of Gmail, and also allow users to search through other accounts using the search bar. Google says that auto-complete accuracy while searching has also been improved.

Additional improvements to the Gmail for Android app include more responsive animations, larger attachment previews and the ability to save to Google Drive with a single touch. The Gmail for Android update will roll out to users over Google Play in the coming days, says Google on its official Gmail blog.

Xiaomi Redmi 2A With Leadcore CPU Launched

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Xiaomi on the occasion of its fifth anniversary has unveiled a more affordable variant of the Redmi 2, the Redmi 2A. The Chinese company alongside also unveiled the Mi Note (Pink Edition). Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun at an event in China unveiled the two new products.The Xiaomi Redmi 2A has been launched at CNY 599 (approximately Rs. 6,000) and will be available at a special price of CNY 499 (approximately Rs. 5,000) on April 8 in China. The Xiaomi Mi Note (Pink Edition), on the other hand, has been priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000), which is slightly more than the original Mi Note that was launched at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000) for the 16GB model.

The new Redmi 2A is cosmetically identical to the original Xiaomi Redmi 2; though the former features a different CPU. The Redmi 2A is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Leadcore (L1860C) Cortex-A7 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 2, on the other hand, is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Another highlight of the smartphone is it supports 4G LTE, much like its sibling.

Other specifications include 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display with a 312ppi; 8GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB); 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 lens, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2200mAh battery with fast-charging. It supports TDD-LTE Bands 38, 39, 40, and 41. Other wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct and wireless display functionality, alongside GPS/ A-GPS. It retains the same dimensions as the Redmi 2 as well, at 134.00×67.20×9.40mm.

redmi_2a_miui_forum_official.jpgXiaomi claims that the new Mi Note (Pink Edition) has been “tailored edition for modern ladies.” The Chinese company is also offering a 5000mAh battery power bank along with the handset.

For specifications, the dual-SIM and dual-standby Xiaomi Mi Note (Pink Edition) with Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM card support features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It also packs Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The handset sports a metal frame. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera while there is a 4-megapixel front-camera also onboard with large 2-micron pixels.

xiaomi_mi_note_pink_edition.jpgThe phablet is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi Note also supports 4G LTE connectivity and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

OnePlus One to Be Available in India Without Invitation on Wednesday

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OnePlus has announced that the One ‘2014 Flagship Killer’ smartphone will available to buy without any invites in India on Wednesday.The third open sale for the OnePlus One smartphone in India will kick off at 10am IST on Wednesday via Amazon India. The company announced the news on its official forum.

It’s worth noting that this is the second open sale of the OnePlus One within two weeks. OnePlus offered One smartphone without invites last week as well.

An open sale for the One smartphone means that consumers will not require any invite to purchase the handset during the sale. The Chinese company as before has not revealed the number of units that will be up for sale on Wednesday; which means the handset will be available to purchase without invite till stocks last.

Last month, the OnePlus One smartphone went up for sale in its first open sale in the country.

The 16GB Silk White OnePlus One (Review | Pictures) will be available on Amazon India at Rs. 18,999 while the 64GB Sandstone Black variant is priced at Rs. 21,999.

The open sale for the OnePlus One on Wednesday might be the last sale without invite before the company announces revised pricing for the India market. OnePlus recently hinted the prices in India may be revised soon.

OnePlus has already hiked pricing of its “2014 flagship killer” smartphone, the One, for EU regions earlier this month citing the decline in value of the Euro, we can expect a slight hike in pricing of the handset in India as well.

To recall, the OnePlus One features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution and offers a pixel density of 401ppi. The display boasts of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with 3GB of RAM and is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. It sports a 13-megapixel rear IMX214 sensor with six lenses and f/2.0 aperture and also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options on the OnePlus One include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. It features a 3100mAh non-removable battery.

WhatsApp Voice Calling Now Available to All Android Users

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WhatsApp voice calling feature is now available to all users of the app’s Android version. The app had begun rolling out this month to some users and they could pass it on to others by making a WhatsApp call during time-limited invite windows. However, the feature has been activated on Tuesday for several users who didn’t receive invites.

To get this feature on your Android smartphone, all you need to do is download the latest version of WhatsApp from its website. The feature has appeared on WhatsApp version 2.12.5 in some smartphones, but most people will need the latest 2.12.19 version to get WhatsApp calling. The update has already started being pushed to Google Play as well, so just sit tight until it rolls out in your region or download the apk from the company site.

When the feature is activated on your smartphone, you will notice a new three-tab layout featuring Calls, Chats and Contacts. You can head to the Calls tab, tap the phone icon, and pick a contact to make your first WhatsApp call.

While the feature is available to Android users now, those on other platforms continue to wait. WhatsApp confirmed that the feature would be rolled out to iPhone users soon. There’s no word yet about the feature when the feature will be available on other platforms. Until then, Android users with WhatsApp calls enabled won’t be able to call WhatsApp users on other platforms. These people won’t appear in the list of contacts that Android users can call. The long-awaited feature is finally available on one platform, and there’s no more waiting for invite windows to open again.