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Data Saver By Google For Faster Web-browsing On Desktop

Google Chrome web-browser on mobile-platforms features the option to reduce bandwidth costs and enable faster web-browsing utilizing the "Google Data Compression Proxy". The same had been made available to Google Chrome Desktop users via an unofficial Data Compression Proxy extension as shared earlier, now the feature is officially made available by Google as new Data Saver web-browser extension.

Once Data Saver extension is activated on Google Chrome, the web-browser will use Google servers to compress pages you visit before downloading them. Taking user's privacy into consideration, the service will bypass the compression proxy for SSL and incognito web-pages.

Data Saver By Google

WhatsApp Vs Texting !!!

Microsoft To Offer Free Windows 10 Upgrades On Pirated Copies

Microsoft has officially announced to offer pirate amnesty to all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, with free upgrades to Windows 10. Earlier, Microsoft has offered cheap Windows 8 activations for $14.99 to gain traction for the newly released OS, but this time it's absolutely free for all. The offer will be available worldwide and would also means that anybody during the first year of Windows 10 release can pirate Windows 7 or Windows 8.x and then upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offer

[Video] Windows Hello – Biometric Authentication For Instant Access On Windows 10

Despite being the most widely used authentication system of the digital world, Password based authentication have their own set of issues and challenges. Whether it be the compromised security situation due to leakage and brute-forcing of passwords or be it the inconvenience of memorizing passwords and the hassle to input them every time for access.

Microsoft has tried to tackle the issue in Windows 8 by using Picture Login Feature, their are also some third-party apps like face-recognition authentication app Blink! as an alternative. Taking things further, Microsoft will be introducing Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Technology in upcoming Windows 10 devices. The new authentication system utilizes a variety of biometric inputs like fingerprint, face, or iris scans, in addition to hardware and software fingerprinting to allow seamless, secure and instant user recognition and sign-in.

Windows Hello

According to Microsoft, Windows Hello was designed to replace insecure password based authentication and deliver enterprise grade security and privacy for it's users. The technology makes authentication a simple matter of looking at or touching a device running Windows 10 and be immediately signed in. The new technology is designed to be much safer than traditional passwords, the combination of user biometric data and the device signature are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services. Do watch the video shared below for a demonstration and further introduction to the technology.

[Video] WhatsApp Calling Feature Comes To Apple iOS

The much awaited WhatsApp Calling feature already made it's way to Android OS and there are tricks to get a glimpse of the feature if you have an rooted android phone. The feature which has already been officially confirmed to CNET by WhatsApp spokesperson and now a selected few Apple iOS users have started getting WhatsApp Calling feature activated on their devices, the images and videos of the same are as shared below. Do mind that the Apple iOS WhatsApp version shown in the app is 2.11.17 which is most probably a beta version as the latest version listed on iTunes Store is v 2.11.16.

Also, beware of the fake WhatsApp messages circulating which claims to activate the calling feature asking users to invite others to get it. The said message asks you to complete a survey after using your help to spread to 10 other numbers and will eventually install malware on the phone. Stay clear of this scam.

WhatsApp Calling Feature Activation For Apple iOS

A Quick Video Intro To The New HTC One M9

How To Choose The Best Antivirus

Antivirus software is the most critical software utility after the operating-system itself, choosing the right one from the huge verity of offerings out there is a critical decision which can be life-saver in future for data on your computer.

There is a huge number of antivirus programs on offer to choose from, there are free ones and the paid ones. Some are real many are fake, some will offer good protection while some will overtask your computer causing it to run slower or even fill your screen with popups. Here are some tips which you can use to get the best antivirus software at the right price, from the right place.

Antivirus Offers

Mozilla 64-bit Firefox Developer Edition for Windows

As expected Mozilla has now unveiled the Developer Edition of 64-bit Firefox for Windows (v 38). The 64-bit build allows users to get a more richer, desktop-quality app experience in the web-browser, the 64bit version of the browser allows running of larger applications, better performance, and increased security vs it's 32bit sibling.

Mozilla 64-bit Firefox

[Video] Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

Samsung has now officially announced their new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The successor to Galaxy S5, will be available across the world starting on April 10th. Just like every new Samsung Galaxy device these two new flagships of the company comes power-packed with latest technology, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge comes featuring an octacore Samsung Exynos 64-bit CPU with four Cortex-A57 cores ticking at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5GHz, Mali-T760 GPU, 5.1-inch Quad-HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 577 ppi density, 3GB of DDR4 RAM, 32/64/128GB internal storage with new UFS 2.0 which is 2.7x faster than the eMMC 5.0, a much faster 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization capable of 4K video recording, wide-angled 5-megapixel front-camera, a new Touch fingerprint sensor built into the home button, infrared heart-rate monitor which doubles as an camera sensor for accurate white-balance, integrated support for both Qi and PMA wireless charging, faster USB charging, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Samsung Pay which relies on NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) for mobile payments, LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, IR blaster and FM radio. The Galaxy S6 is powered by a 2,550 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S6 egde has a battery capacity of 2,600 mAh. On the software front the phones are powered by Google Android 5.0 Lollipop with the latest TouchWiz UI and Material design on top of it.

Don't forget to watch the Samsung official introduction video and the MWC 2015 hands-on video shared below.

Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

Rooting Xiaomi Mi4 Stable ROM

I switched from an Apple iPhone to Xiaomi Mi4 since past 4 months and I must say it is an excellent smartphone. Apart from power-packed hardware the Google Android 4.4 based MIUI6 ROM on the software front has been a big reason the phone is a huge success and is often compared to the likes of Apple iPhone 6 despite being cheaper almost three times to it. The company offers two versions of their official MIUI ROM - the "Stable Version" which comes pre-installed with Google services like "Google Play Store" and the "Development Version" which gets frequent updates, does not have Google services pre-installed, is tuned towards Chinese app-ecosystem but has the added advantage of being pre-rooted.

While I was enjoying my experience with the developer version of the ROM, last update MIUI6 v 5.2.13 broke Google services and re-installing using the usual "Google Installer" from the MIUI Appstore did not worked. This is when I decided to switch to the Stable version of the ROM and had to manually root my phone as shared below unlike the development version which comes pre-rooted.

Xiaomi Mi4 ROM

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