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New Opera browser gives you direct access to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Opera Browser

Opera launched an experimental browser called Neon that incorporated messaging apps within the browser. Opera has now added some features of its experimental browser in a major design overhaul. Codenamed “Reborn”, the re-design was built to enhance multitasking of the core messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram. The apps can be pinned side-by-side or overlayed with a …

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Google Chrome won’t be allowed on Windows 10S

Google Chrome Not on Windows 10s

Windows 10 S, announced last week, allows users to install only apps that are distributed through the Windows Store. So Google Chrome is not Eligible for Windows 10s. Microsoft’s stringent policies around apps on Windows 10 S might prevent Google from bringing Chrome — the world’s most popular web browser — to the operating system. And if Google does ultimately …

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Apple Leaks ‘Confirm’ Radical New iPhone

Apple iPhone 8

The iPhone is changing. For months we have know Apple AAPL +0.53% plans to shake up the design of its famous phones, but now a consistent picture is emerging of just how ambitious the company’s plans are… A pair of new leaks have shed light on what many people are calling the ‘iPhone 8’ (though I think it will have …

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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. All passengers and crew exited the plane via the main cabin door and no injuries were reported, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson told The Verge. More worrisome is the fact that the phone in question …

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WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone fixes WhatsApp Web issue


WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone has just been updated with a fix for the WhatsApp web issue. Version of the app corrects an issue with WhatsApp Web, the desktop version of the app, introduced in recent builds, allowing users to once again access their WhatsApp messaging from a desktop browser. If you don’t have WhatsApp Beta we’ll let you …

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Skype App down for users around the World

Skype Down Today

World Most Popular Communication app Skype is down for users across the world and numerous users have reported connectivity problem. Skype confirmed this in a message posted on Twitter: We are aware of an issue affecting Skype status at the moment, and are working on a quick fix: — Skype Support (@SkypeSupport) September 21, 2015 We are working …

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