WhatsApp, an avalanche of news arriving on the messaging app

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WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world with over two billion people who actively converse and exchange multimedia content with friends, relatives, colleagues and simple contacts. The company, for years now, continuously improves improvements to keep up with the times and, above all, to contrast the increasingly fierce competition from different fronts.

Among the media that can be shared on WhatsApp there are stickers, or adhesives, which represent a way to explicitly express your mood in a creative way. Unlike other apps, WhatsApp allows you to officially share only static stickers, while animated ones can be downloaded directly from the app only after the installation of official updates in the past few hours. Unfortunately, however, WhatsApp did not give precise timing.

The stickers are therefore not new on WhatsApp, beacuse the app allows you to send and receive them for a long time, and also manage them from third-party sources. With the novelty, however, it becomes possible to download animated stickers directly from the application store, through a more reliable procedure than that possible today. The feature has already appeared for the first users on the latest client beta for iOS and Android.

According to rumors not yet officially confirmed, the company would also be working on the implementation of stickers with loop playback, even if the functionality has not yet been introduced on the clients of the service, even in the experimental variants.

The company has made official in the past few hours also several other news, including the arrival of QR codes (which have also appeared on beta versions for some time) to share their account, the dark mode also on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop, and also other minor changes:

  • animated stickers: stickers are increasingly used to communicate on WhatsApp, and our users send billions of them every day. We are implementing new packages of animated stickers that are increasingly fun and expressive
  • QR codes: with new functions, adding a new contact will be even easier. To add a new contact, just frame its QR code. You no longer have to enter the number manually
  • dark mode for WhatsApp Web and Desktop: the beloved dark mode now also arrives on the computer
  • improvements to group video calls: now that you can start a video call with 8 participants, we’ve made it easier to focus on one participant at a time. Just hold down his video to view it in full screen. We have also added a video icon in chats with up to 8 participants, so you can start a group video call with one touch
  • the status also arrives on KaiOS: KaiOS users now have the function that allows you to share updates to the status for 24 hours

    As we have already written, unfortunately, the WhatsApp team has not been precise on the timing within which the news will arrive. The blog says that they are scheduled for the “next few weeks”, for users who will update the client to the latest versions available for download.

Whatsapp: support for multi-device use is coming soon

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The multi-device on WhatsApp will allow you to use the same account on multiple devices, be they smartphones, desktop computers, laptops, and tablets. And, along with support for multi-device, compatibility with iPad should also come. At the moment, however, WhatsApp is far behind the competition, which has supported the multi-device for some time: an account can only be configured on the smartphone, and the latter must be active in order to use the service on other devices as well. Thanks to the novelty, however, WhatsApp will be usable everywhere even if the smartphone is turned off, as is the case on other similar services.

Our chirps

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

How important is our smartphone for us? Definitely a lot. But if used with care it can be our best friend, if used with abuse, thinking that it can solve our problems, it becomes our worst confidant. At other times, the smartphone was replaced by a notebook or a book, which in other eras could completely influence a person’s ideas and character. Instead in the digital age, everyone counts to the extent of the insignificant infinitesimal.

Our age is characterized by the chaos and the bombardment of the news, which between social media and other web news, takes us away from reality. So that the book remains the only instrument with whom to remain connected with our fantasy, that is, our soul that is also our reality which we change with our dreams.
If we precede the richness of books and culture, only the birds will benefit, as they have remained the only ones still to hold silence as a divine song.

The books are supported by the dreams of those who wrote them and support those who believe in dreams.

The Best remote desktop software for PC

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TeamViewer [FREE PERSONAL] (win, mac. linux, android, iphone)

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It is certainly the best known and the most used software.

TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.

New features such as VoIP, webcam and application selection will give you an even better, easier and faster desktop sharing experience.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

 

 

Chrome Remote Desktop [FREE] (Win, Mac. Linux, Android, iphone)

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Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

https://remotedesktop.google.com

 

 

X2Go (Win, Mac, Linux)

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X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.
X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
The server package must be installed on a Linux host; client packages can be run on Linux, OS X, or Windows.

https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/start

 

 

DWService FREE-OPENSOURCE (Win, Mac, Linux, BSD)

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DWService – Remote Access, Remote Support, Service Desk, offers a service that allows access to remote systems using a standard web browser.

https://www.dwservice.net

We are vampires for our needs: recharges

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illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

We are increasingly dependent on smartphones. Now when our cell phone is empty we go into a panic, worried about finding a way to recharge our cell phone. Although today there are power banks, which allow us to recharge our device wherever we are, it always happens sometimes that we are lacking in something that loads our mobile phone.

Especially when we are traveling and we need the navigator, we panic because we have to find a place where there is someone who does us the favor of reacharging our smartphone. But it can also happen while we talk on the phone or while we are consulting some things on the web. Unfortunately, although technology has made giant strides, the many features of the mobile phone quickly discharge the battery. The 3-4 day battery life of old phones is only a distant memory.

The mobile phone is an integral part of every moment of our life. And strange to think that before we lived without the ability to shoot at any time. In the past Probably the photos that were available had a more affective value because they represented a special moment. But today it seems that every day is the good one to live a magical experience and we end up living in the monotony and in the illusion that every day everything is possible.

Often we are vampires also in a figurative sense: we need things that we really don’t need. Often recalling memories only with photographic memory helps us to be even more detached towards negative things and attached to positive ones. Binding to an accessory almost always makes us feel powerless from a spiritual point of view.

WhatsApp will disappear from these smartphones starting 31st December

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Windows 10 Mobile is about to receive the latest cumulative update and, with the end of the support, various operating system features will cease to function. One of these will be WhatsApp, Facebook’s messaging client and one of the most widely used communication systems in the world. Not many people still use the Microsoft mobile platform, but this could be the final blow.

WhatsApp: here is the list of unsupported devices
WhatsApp will no longer be available for smartphones:

  • Android with version 2.3.7 or earlier (from 1 February 2020)
  • iPhone with version of iOS 7 or earlier (from 1 February 2020)
  • Nokia S40 and S60 (already deactivated since December 2017)
  • Smartphone with Windows Phone (from December 2019)
  • Smartphone with BlackBerry OS (already deactivated from December 2017)
  • Smartphone with BlackBerry 10 (already deactivated from December 2017)
  • To understand which type of operating system version you have, it will be enough to set up your smartphone on your settings. In particular:

 

Social Media Makeup (Trick)

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2019 DRAWING of Pawel Kuczynski

Today everyone has a smartphone and therefore they use social media.

Today a phone without APP is useless. I know friends who have a smartphone but use it for very few essential apps: email, maps, whatsapp! Obviously these are rare cases: the most people cannot do without social networks, which become a real stage with which to show themselves, sometimes even pretending and impersonating a life that does not compose with theirs.

It’s the social game. It is perhaps the game of the web in general. But perhaps some social networks are more predisposed than others.
Facebook is the one that gives the possibility to show itself with its own detailed and specific profile: images, videos, posts, preferences, likes, etc …

The smartphone thus becomes a true and primary accessory, a cosmetic with which we often make up our lives.

Sometimes it is difficult to get rid of these social networks, that doing without them is like being out of the world. But sometimes the social fatigue surfaces and can lead to a real addiction.

Sometimes it is difficult to get rid of these social networks, that doing without them is like being out of the world.

But sometimes the social fatigue surfaces and can lead to a real addiction. A mask that often leaves traces and affects our lives as well as making us lose more time than we imagine.

Fast charging, improved autonomy: the next Samsung smartphones will use graphene batteries

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According to the blogger Evan Blass, Samsung would be ready to launch graphene batteries. Blass writes that the Korean giant is close to completing the technology of new batteries. Samsung could use them in new smartphones by 2020, at most in 2021. According to Techradar, it could be the Galaxy Note 11 or the Galaxy S12, or a new model of the A line.

The new batteries could be recharged in just over half an hour and at the same time could guarantee a higher capacity, for a much longer duration than the current situation. At the same time, production costs would be lower. In short, in just over two years, Samsung would be able to overcome the problems that plague users and producers. Even more evident in this last period, given that in the face of increasingly powerful devices they still cannot guarantee the necessary duration.

WhatsApp: unlocking with fingerprints on Android coming

 

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WhatsApp will introduce fingerprint authentication to block access to content to unauthorized persons.

The WhatsApp Beta Info site has found how the beta version 2.19.221 supports the new feature but it is necessary to reinstall the application if it is not shown. If it is visible, you will have to wait before you can use it.

To activate this feature you will need to go to: settings -> account -> privacy. Among the options that will be available in WhatsApp there will be the choice to block the app immediately, after 1 minute or 30 minutes. Furthermore it will be possible to choose whether or not to show information in notifications.

It is not clear when fingerprint unlocking will arrive officially and for everyone on Android. The latest information in this regard dates back to January 2019, but now we are very near to the release date of the whatsapp version for all users. The only condition is to have a fingerprint reader on the smartphone.