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WhatsApp rolls out a new status update feature, gets trolled on the internet

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Not all app updates available on your smart phone are cool! I learnt that lesson in a hard way today morning when after waking up, I updated my WhatsApp on my iPhone. After the update, I was shocked to see that the good-old status feature is no more available on WhatsApp! The shock turned into disbelief when I realised that ‘Whatapp’ has walked the path of Snapchat and Instagram. Instead of the old status feature, if you want to put up a status on Whatsapp now, you’ll have to do it Snapchat style!

The big update came on Thursday night and if you go by the internet, people are not liking it. These are the possible problems with the new update because of which people have been trolling Whatsapp ever since the update.

Problem 1: Earlier, when people wanted to let their contacts know about their availability or non-availability, they just had to update a status like: ‘I’m on a holiday, can’t talk’ or ‘Urgent calls only’. Well, the new feature won’t allow that as WhatsApp won’t let you keep the status for more than 24 hours. So, if you’re busy and can’t take calls for a couple of days, you’ll have to update your status every 24 hours!

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Problem 2: WhatsApp new status update has no place for words as it only allows you to share pictures, videos and gifs. If you wish to say something, it won’t be in words. Now call me a little old fashioned, but I like words! ~ sob sob

Problem 3: The contacts tab which was next to the chat tab, has also been removed. Also, the favourites contact tab has been removed to make way for the ‘Status’ tab.

Problem 4: People loved WhatsApp for its subtlety and simplicity. It was one of those rare apps which was still in a private domain as compared to Snapchat and other social apps. By deciding to be like Snapchat and Instagram, WhatsApp has lost its subtlety and charm!

Problem 5: Well, this is a little farfetched but this can be a reason for many people not liking the update. If you love something the way it is, why change it?  

Here are some of the comments by social media users post the WhatsApp update!

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Google takes down “Remove China” Apps from play store

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Google Play Store has removed the Android app Remove China Apps, reportedly due to violation of app store policies. The app, developed by Jaipur-based OneTouch App Labs, had crossed over 5 million downloads and emerged as one of the top trending apps on the Play store before being removed.

The Remove China apps gained popularity among Indians since anti-China sentiment is at peak in the country for reasons including the COVID-19 outbreak and India-China border dispute. The app was published on Google Play on May 17 and enabled users to detect and easily delete apps which are developed by Chinese firms.

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As per a report, a Google spokesperson confirmed that the app has been removed due to violation of app store policies but he gave no further details. Another person familiar with the matter said that the software violated Googles Deceptive Behaviour Policy.

Just few hours before Remove China Apps was removed, the Mitron app was also removed from for violating the store policies.

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Along with a 9.7-inch iPad, Apple also launches a special edition of red colour iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

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Gursshheen Gahllen | World
Apple just floored its users once again by launching a special edition of red colour iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones along with a new 9.7-inch iPad.
Apple launches a special edition of red colour iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones along with a new 9.7-inch iPad. (Picture Source: The Verge)

Apple just floored its users once again by launching a special edition of red colour iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones along with a new 9.7-inch iPad.

The Product Red Special Edition? for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available at Apples authorised resellers with respective storage capacities of 128GB (Rs 82,000) and 256GB (Rs 92,000). While the handsets will be available in select countries from March 24, 2017, the same will arrive in India in April.  Apple has also upgraded its iPhone SE models (32 GB and 128 GB). The price range for the same starts at Rs 27,200. The iPhone SE until now was available in 16GB and 64GB internal storage options.

Apple also launched a new 9.7-inch iPad, which is priced at Rs 28,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only model, and Rs 39,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi Cellular model. While the iPad would be available in India from April this year, it will be available in the US and other select countries from Mar ch last week. The 9.7 -inch iPad is available in Silver, Gold, and Space Grey colour variants, which will come with an aluminium unibody enclosure and a retina display with 2048×1536 pixel resolution. It is powered by Apple’s A9 chipset with 64-bit architecture, along with the M9 motion co-processor. The iPad will come with an 8MP rear autofocus camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens and several shooting modes including Panorama, Timer, Hybrid IR Filter, Auto Image Stabilisation and more. The camera can record a Full HD resolution video at 30fps and slo-mo videos at 120fps. The 9.7-inch iPad also has a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera with f/2.2 aperture and HD video recording. Along with a good support of Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, Glonass and LTE bands (for WiFi???), there’s also a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. Apple also updated its iPad Mini 4, which will now come with 128GB internal storage will cost Rs 34,900, and its 128GB Wi-Fi??? version will cost Rs 45,900.

To give your phone a new look, Apple has also launched several new cases for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While the silicone cases would be available in Azure, Camellia and Pebble colour options, the leather cases would come in Taupe, Sapphire and Berry colour variants, and will be available at a starting price of Rs 2,900. The Polyurethane Smart Covers for iPad will be available at Rs 3,700 at authorised resellers.

With too many things that Apple has launched, the chic red-colour available in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has definitely become the talking point!

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These 10 user-friendly gadgets will definitely make your life easier!

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Every year, people come up with new inventions to make life our day-to-day life simpler. These user-friendly gadgets aren’t mere showpieces that look good but they also work wonders. Moreover, they are extremely time and space saving.

Here are few useful user-friendly gadget, which are specially handpicked for a better and smart living! Checkem out!

The easy-to-use plug

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
The easy-to-use plug (Picture Source: OMG Cute Things)

Gone are the times when you had to apply efforts to pull a plug off the switch. This one here helps you easily get rid off the switchboard by simply putting your finger through the hole and pulling it out!

Washing machine with space for an extra load

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
Washing machine with space for an extra load (Picture Source: Tufing)

Forgot to put clothes in the washing machine and switched it on? Not to worry, this new invention of ?extra load will solve your problem. A little extra door on top of the machines main door allows you to put additional clothes into the machine during the wash.

Light-bulb business card

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Light-bulb Business Card (Picture Source: Twelve Gadgets)

This handy little thing is for the ones who keep losing their belongings in their bags. All one has to do is simply switch the bulb and keep it in a 90 degree position on the table to rest. This flashlight not only fits in your bag or pocket but is also compatible with the slimmest wallets!

The onion holder

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
The onion holder (Picture Source: Get dat gadget)

Afraid of chopping your fingers along with chopped onions Need not worry; this handy device is for the ones who prefer perfectly round onions. Simple, just place the onion holder on the onion and start slicing. Smart! Isn?t it?

Lemon air humidifier for home and car

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
Lemon air humidifier for home and car (Picture Source: Dh Gate)

Lemon is a must for all homes! It knows its job right, purifies air, removes dust, spreads fragrance, and kills bacteria. Wow! Lemon definitely is our homes best friend. This device here, can be used as a home or a car humidifier to effectively remove dust, clean the air inside the enclosed space to prevent colds, to get rid of the problem of static electricity, aseptic humidification (which can eliminate fatigue and cheer up your mood).

Pillows for long-distance partners

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
Light up long distance pillows (Picture Source: amazon)

A unique pillow for couples that lets you sleep with each other! This pillow automatically senses when the other person is going to sleep. It then lights up as a lamp! If you hug the pillow tightly, you can hear the heartbeat of the other person.

A lock for lids

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
A lock for lids (Picture Source: Mental Floss)

Wish to save your favourite food items from your guests or siblings at home? This one is for you! This great lid comes with a lock code and locks the lid of the jar, which can be only accessed by you!

An alarm clock that makes you a cup of coffee in the morning

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
An alarm clock that makes you a cup of coffee in the morning (Picture Source: Design Bomm)

This one needs no explanation! It’s a saviour for all coffee lovers!

Spoon-scales

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
Spoon Scales (Picture Source: This is why I am broke)

Love cooking? But tired of keeping and taking care of individual measuring cups This spoon is right for you! This device automatically measures the amount of ingredients put in spoon and shows the exact measure.

Functional bed leg covers

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
Functional bed leg Covers (Picture Source: Mamabee)

Tired of reaching the plugs, which are away from you? These leg covers with additional plugs is the right choice for the lazy-bums out there!

Five dishes in one pan

hese user-friendly gadgets aren't mere showpieces that look good, they work wonders. Here are few useful gadgets, which are handpicked for a better!
Five dishes in one pan (Picture Source: Bright Side)

Are you one of those who are always late for work The, you perfectly fit the bill. This non-stick pan helps you cook fives things in just one place!

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