Reliance Jio JioFi Offers, WhatsApp Video Calling in India, Android O Beta, and More: Your 360 Daily

Reliance Jio JioFi Offers, WhatsApp Video Calling in India, Android O Beta, and More: Your 360 Daily

Reliance Jio has introduced new offers to ensure customers to buy new JioFi routers. A Jio exchange offer gives JioFi buyers 100 percent cashback with benefits worth Rs. 2,010 (ten Rs. 201 booster packs); Without exchange, Reliance Jio is offering a 50 percent cashback with benefits worth Rs. 1,005 (five Rs. 201 booster packs). It appears to be another tactic from the company to ensure that the huge user base built up over the past few months doesn’t entirely abandon the company after its free period. In related news, telecom…

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WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter in List of Apps Banned in Jammu and Kashmir for One Month

WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter in List of Apps Banned in Jammu and Kashmir for One Month

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent “anti-national and anti-social elements” from spreading “inflammatory messages”. Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widespread students’ unrest. The Home Department order, written by R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to Government, in this regard read: “On careful examination of all relevant factors, it is observed that the use of social media platforms, which are being misused by anti-national…

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WhatsApp doc! Specialist advice for remote patient care

WhatsApp doc! Specialist advice for remote patient care

Earlier, a heart patient in remote rural areas of Himachal Pradesh used to get specialist treatment or advice after travelling for 11 to 24 hours, as heart specialists were available only at either Shimla or Kangra. But now, a physician sitting at a remote location can get special advice in 10-15 minutes, and this has been made possible with the innovative idea of Dr Vivek Chauhan of Internal Medicine at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College and Hospital in Kangra (RPGMCH). He has developed an IT-based gateway using WhatsApp to…

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WhatsApp May Soon Get a New Font

WhatsApp May Soon Get a New Font

WhatsApp is testing the use of a new font in its beta clients for Android and iOS. It is uncertain when the font, called ‘FixedSys’ by users for its likeness to Microsoft’s font of the same name, will roll out to the stable clients for Android and iOS. Users of WhatsApp v2.16.179 beta for Android, which is available via Google Play’s beta program, are seeing the new font, and so are users of the iOS beta reportedly. All users have to do to use the new monospaced Fixedsys font, which…

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BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently announced it would be ending support for several older mobile OS versions, including BlackBerry 10 OS. However, BlackBerry has now given its official word on the move. The Canadian smartphone maker in a emailed statement says it is “seeking alternatives for BlackBerry users once support of WhatsApp Messenger for BBOS and BlackBerry 10 ends in late 2016.” In addition, the company said this would not affect Android-based BlackBerry Priv users even after this year. The company also suggested users should…

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WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Fix for Bug That Took Up Unused Storage Space

WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Fix for Bug That Took Up Unused Storage Space

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its iPhone app that brings crash fixes, as well as a fix for an issue that caused extra storage to be used. Redmond pie reports that an earlier WhatsApp for iPhone update added ability to send and receive PDFs though the same update also had an issue as some users noticed the app eating up too much unused storage space. The WhatsApp update is claimed to fix the issue. The ‘What’s New’ section on the App Store now lists that the new…

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