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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A 5-Step Guide to Download and Install WhatsApp on PC

With billions of messages exchanged daily, WhatsApp is a highly popular mobile messaging app with young and old alike! At the moment, you can use WhatsApp on Blackberry, Android, iOS, Windows and other Symbian devices. However, texting via 4 or 5 inch screen can be quite cumbersome at times but technology has a solution for everything.
Now you can download and install WhatsApp for your PC as well.
* To download WhatsApp on the handheld device, follow this link, choose device and install.
Download and Install WhatsApp on PC
This guide will take you through the whole process.
You need:
  • PC
  • Internet connection
Step 1:
To install WhatsApp on PC, you need to download BlueStacks. This software enables you to enjoy mobile applications on desktop or laptop computer.
BlueStacks supports XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Step 2:
The 9 MB file takes a while to download. Once downloaded, follow the given steps and install it on the PC. The installation does take a long time and it also depends on the Internet speed. The home screen will show a list of 25 default apps. You need to navigate towards My Apps > App Search > WhatsApp and click ‘install’. The software gives results from Google Play and Amazon App Store.  
Step 3:
Select the first option. Click on the ‘install’ button against WhatsApp Messenger. It takes some minutes for BlueStacks to download and install it on the ‘My Apps’ section.
Once done, the next step is to configure the WhatsApp account.
Step 4:
To configure, click on the newly installed WhatsApp account and select ‘I agree to terms’ button. The next page will ask you to select country and enter the mobile number.
Verification SMS will be instantly sent to the number and you have to enter the verification code in the space given. Alternatively, choose Voice verification, if necessary.
Step 5:
Once the verification is complete, you can start using WhatsApp on the PC for free.

Alternative Method
While BlueStacks is the current favorite, the software does occupy a lot of space. An alternative to BlueStacks is the Wassapp software. The Wassapp software is the non-official client for WhatsApp, developed by Low Level Studios. The software requires Windows XP SP2 or greater operating system.
Step 1:
Download the Wassapp software from here. The installation file is about 11 MB in size.
Step 2:
Open the program and you will be shown a registration page. If you are already using WhatsApp, enter the mobile number and password; if not, create a new account and hit the ‘Request code’ button.
  • The password for Android phone is its IMEI number.
  • The password for MAC user is its Wi-Fi address.
Step 3:
Enter the code received via SMS or voice call in the designated space and start using WhatsApp on Wassapp software using the password given by them.
...and you’re done!
If you face any issues, leave a comment below.
Guest post in contributed by Sanjeev Kumar, He is a tech blogger and works for – a price comparison and product discovery website in India. Follow him on Google + and Twitter

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Future of Mobile Phones

Is it possible to imagine a life without mobile phones? Not any more, that’s for sure. Even the most basic models are now multi-functional, and smartphones are practically sentient, they’re so clever! (Ask Siri anything…) We’ve grown used to having mobile phones as part of our lives, and even if we just ‘keep them in case of emergencies’, it’s now almost impossible to think back to a time when phones were tethered to large red boxes or the hallway table.

However, we haven’t yet reached the zenith of technological development with the mobile phone, and indeed we are now poised to launch into the next generation of smartphones. While the apps, the technology and the general usage of smartphones may not change dramatically, what is next on the developmental agenda is how mobile phones (and smartphones in particular) are constructed. The biggest development has to be the advent of flexible screen technology, that could mean mobile phones are lighter, more robust and less prone to breaking than their glass-fronted ancestors.

The next generation of mobile phones will use a whole new delivery system to produce an image on a screen. Not only will this flexible, lightweight technology mean that phones are less prone to breaking, but because the image is produced using energy-efficient E-ink frontplanes combined with active matrix backplanes – on flexible plastic, they use much less battery life to power them as well.

Colour screens – the next big step

Currently, the frame rate of these types of displays aren't fast enough to be used for devices like iPhones, and the only way to produce a coloured screen is through the use of monochrome E-ink and coloured filters. This gives a slightly muted colour palette, but advancements and continual development by companies such as Plastic Logic is addressing this very problem. CEO of Plastic Logic Indro Mukerjee has commented that: “Plastic Logic’s development of a colour flexible plastic display is particularly significant, since the same process could enable unbreakable, flexible display solutions with other media such as LCD and OLED."

3D buttons

There are plenty of other innovative technological advancements in the world of mobile phones, such as extraordinary 3D button display screens that produce a tactile experience that is unlike anything that touch-screen users have encountered before. But these are ‘bells and whistles’ developments (as incredible as they are). The real advancement lies in how mobile phones will change in appearance and the way they are manufactured from more sustainable resources in the coming years – another important aspect of switching from current manufacturing methods towards flexible plastic electronic technology.

Will the public embrace the next generation of mobile phones as warmly as they have their current Galaxy and iPhones? Probably – and they will certainly appreciate the more robust nature of phones that use flexible plastic screens instead of traditional glass. Certainly, there are still some issues to address, such as the rigidity of internal components, batteries and so on. But flexible display technology is without doubt the next big step forward in mobile phone development, and it’s a step forward that many manufacturers are already taking.

Author Bio

Verena blogs about gadgets and technology, covering everything from the latest mobile advancements to display technology. When she’s not online Verena enjoys swimming, cycling and travelling the world.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The 7 Pros Of iOS 7

The launching of iOS 7 was eagerly anticipated by techies last Wednesday, 18 September. Many wanted to find out what the new features were and if it would be worth shelling out those hard-earned bucks for an upgrade. Well, wonder no more as we take a look at the pros of iOS 7.

1) Time stamps on messages

A problem that many users have with previous versions of iOS is that messages do not have dates and times stamps on the messages. This is a disadvantage for people who document text messages they receive in order to prevent that common excuse of not receiving texts. To see the time stamps on iOS 7, the user only has to open the Messages window and then swipe to the left.

2) Control Center

Although a similar feature is already available on Android phones, the Control Center is another most welcome addition to iOS 7. Whereas in the past it would take several swipes and taps to make changes in settings ranging from simple brightness adjustments to Wi-Fi controls, it now takes only one upward swipe to access the Control Center to these settings and many others. In addition, there is no need to tap controls to open the flashlight. The iOS 7 now comes with its own flashlight button, which the user can press when scrambling for a seat in a dark movie theater.

3) AirDrop

AirDrop is sure to become a favorite among users who love to share files. With the exception of music, the feature enables users to send photos, documents, videos and contacts via AirDrop from any app that is installed in the iPhone.

4) Accessing Twitter via iOS 7 Safari

For those who love to tweet, it is now more convenient to access Twitter via Safari on iOS 7. To do this, simply touch the bookmarks button located at the bottom of the screen. Touching "@" at the top right will enable to user to access all tweets from friends and any links to photos, videos or posts that they have made.

5) iOS 7 Camera App

While there are no ground-breaking changes to the iOS 7 camera app, the feature is now more convenient to use. For one, switching between shot types and filters is now possible just by swiping. It is also now possible to take burst shots with the app, so that the user can take 10 shots in one second and be able to choose the best picture among the batch.

6) iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio not only enables the user to stream music and from several artists, one can only discover great new music from other music genres. Also, if the user likes the song he or she is listening to at that moment, he/she can quickly buy it from iTunes without closing the app.

7) FaceTime audio

With FaceTime audio, it is now possible to make a simple call without a video over a Wi-Fi or 4G connection. Regardless of whether the call is local, long distance, or international, there is no drop in sound quality.

Ilya Elbert is an SEO professional, small business owner, and technical support specialist that co-founded All IT Supported.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Interesting Ideas to Display Photos You Must Try!

Transform your favorite baby pictures into one of a kind wall art for your place. And if you don’t feel like you have lots of ideas here, then keep reading, because we are going to show you some really great ones. Frame your favorite pictures and let them be enjoyed by lots of people on daily basis.

1. Photo Display on Your Wall

Photo walls represent a really large collection of framed pictures that you might often see hanging in stairwells or featured among the pages of your favorite interior design magazines. The good news here is that you don’t need to have frames that match the picture, so it will not be such a huge problem if you are not a creative person. Another good news is mismatched frames will also work just fine – after all – you will be showing pictures of your baby. In case you are wondering where to find such frames – pretty simple – just purchase them from your local store or thrift shop. Let your imagination talk and use spray paint in order to add some color. If you don’t have any ideas – you can also use the classic black and white theme.

If you don’t have enough time or creative skills then no worries, just go online to choose ready photo or poster frame depending upon the size of your photos.

2. Create a Photo Grid

A grid of photos will give your room a contemporary and clean look, but the problem here is you will not be able to line up all your frames. If you like this idea for wall photo display, probably the best alternative is to connect a series of identical frames into a one large shape and later join them. Just remember – you will be needing frames with thick edges.

3. Display on Photo Ledges

The next idea is to hand a series of baby pictures on the wall in case you enjoy a rotating baby photo display. This is actually a good idea because it will let you arrange the frames whenever you want. Use the environment in the room – for examples the shelves can be used to put the photo display on them.

4. Wall Photo Display with Beautiful Borders

Fun way to show your favorite baby photos is borders around the perimeter of your room. If you want your border to have lots of colors, then make your own photo mats with the help of scrapbook paper.

5. Make A Family Tree

If you want to include more than baby pictures, then why don’t you create a family tree on your wall. Start with pictures of larger dimensions – 8x10 at the base of the tree and print smaller procures progressively until you reach the top. Each frame can be attached by using ribbon to the back. Great option that you might want to consider here is to add names by using scrapbooking rub on letters.
So use any of the above ideas to display photos in an interesting ways

Monday, 9 September 2013

Make And Save Money With

With all the hustle-bustle around e-commerce making it big in India, Money-making websites are pouring in from all corners of our country and some are even operating from abroad.
Indians are known to have a tendency to bargain and it’s truly an art in itself to be able to extract the best price out of a seller. It’s probably an art Indians have successfully managed to hone to their fullest. Not only the negotiated price, but the satisfaction with which we walk out the shop even though we attained a mere Rs.10 off, is priceless!
With this in the backdrop, I would like to introduce to all you ardent money makers and savers alike. The name suggests it all. Cashkaro is synonymous to making money or rather accumulating money, and that is exactly what the website allows you to do!
Statistics show that a growing population is now turning to online shopping. And why shouldn’t they, given the added benefits:
  1. An endless range of websites listing an even more comprehensively-endless list of products to choose from. No-one can cry that there isn’t much choice because if there’s anything in abundance online, it’s CHOICE.
  2. Easy visibility, quality and quantity assessments based on the websites’ image, rating, product descriptions, photos and customer support team.
  3. Existence of Customer Care routes likes helplines, gazetted e-mail ids, query forms, social media channels, etc for those paranoid few, skeptical about the genuinity of online products, and lastly
  4. Cash on delivery/online payment option.
But where does fit in all this, you say? How would you react if I told you, you could save money every time you shopped online? Am sure you must have heard of Myntra, Jabong, Flipkart, etc but then what is it that Cashkaro has to add to this retailer kitty?
Cashkaro is an online portal which helps you save money every time you shop online. It has partnered with over 350 popular e-retailers like Myntra, Jabong, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Tradus, Dominos, Firstcry, etc and the lesser known but upcoming one’s like Ozel, Buyanyperfume, Koovs, Trendin, Unravel India, etc. Shop through at any of these and earn cashback on all your transactions.
How to use Cashkaro and save money?
Create an account with here: Choose the retailer you want to shop at from the wide choice of retailers given on or chose the section of your choice (fashion, mobile, travel, electronics, books, restaurants, etc ). Once you click out of the retailers page through you will be redirected to the retailer website.  Shop as normal and cashback will automatically get added to your Cashkaro account.
For eg: Say, you fancied this new dress on Myntra . The MRP of this dress is 3’000. If you shop for this dress through Cashkaro, not only can you get an exclusive 15% off (a coupon) but you can also earn cashback of Rs.180, making the actual cost of this dress reduce to Rs.2’370.
Hence, Cashkaro does not only give you the benefits of coupons and cashback exclusively but combines the best of both the cashback and coupon world too! Sometimes Cashkaro get exclusive coupons which are time-bound but one can keep a track of our hot offers by subscribing to our newsletter or by checking out our FB page:       
As long as you shop through Cashkaro at any one of our partnered retailers like Myntra, Jabong, etc, you are assured of earning cashback.
The thing that sets Cashkaro apart is that it’s not just another coupon only site but also offers cashback and coupons alike to its members. Cashkaro passes down a healthy portion of its commission as cashback to its members, therefore incentivizing them to shop through Cashkaro again and again. Cashback is also paid on sale/discounted items, making your savings almost double.
The website is very efficient when it comes to tracking transactions and the FAQs & Customer Support Services are only a call/message/e-mail away. The response time of 2 hours is something that sets a few notches in terms of immediate Customer Query Redressal.
If you are someone who shops online, you must give Cashkaro a try! And if you are one of those who are skeptical about shopping online, would be a good website to inaugurate your online shopping urge.

Meet the Author

Gautham A S

Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..