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0 WhatsApp Resources - Are you a WhatsApp Pro?

There is a buzz around for new features coming out with the third-party apps for WhatsApp. These apps simply add some amazing customization to your current favorite app. 

Whatsapp's brother Google Allo has recently arrived and it's a real threat to Facebook. Both apps are seamlessly smooth and easy to operate. There are so many productive things you can do with your Whatsapp, and yes, most of them you must know in this fast paced environment.


All operating system including iOS, Android, Blackberry support and works well with this app and so learning more on this would be a great idea. 


Here are some of the ongoing amazing WhatsApp tricks you might like to know. Go ahead and check them out...


28. Format your text before sending


WhatsApp now allows you bold, italicize or strikethrough text on the go. To do this, just add these special characters before and after your desired text string.


e.g. for bold type *your bold text*, for italicizing type _your italicize text_ and for strikethrough type ~your strikethrough text~




27. Locate Favorite contacts


Do you talk to some people more and often?


For iPhone users - Go to Settings > Data and Storage Use > Storage Use. A list of contact will populate showing you most talked people in contacts. 


For Android users - Settings > Chat > Chat History > Email Chat will show you same things. 


26. Get Message details  


To see message details such as when it was delivered or read, (iPhone) Swipe to the left on a message and see details, (Android) long-press on a message and tap on 'info' icon to see details.


25. Star a message 


This is a convenient way to go back to a phone number, address or article link sent through a WhatsApp message. Just long-press on the message, and tap on the Star icon. 


To view, iOS - Select the Star tab along the bottom of your screen. Android - Tap on the Menu button and then Starred messages.  


24. Edit and Add overlay to Images


WhatsApp's new Camera feature is simply amazing. You can draw, write anything or even add emojis over images before posting. Just take a photo and edit an overlay with things before sending. 




23. Grab Attention of Muted ones


If someone is muted the group, you can still grab his/her attention by putting @ symbol before selecting and he will be altered. By tagging and mentioning a friend this way, a person won't miss important message even if muted.


22. Forward message to Multiple recipients


New updates also include a forwarding message to multiple people at once. This is important as we have less time sending an important message or wishes to individuals and still keep checking if someone has missed.


21. Integration with Siri


WhatsApp now takes voice commands as well. Just check it out! 



20. Fake WhatsApp with Your Own and Share Files to Self


You can easily transfer files from PC to device or vice Versa using this trick. Just save your own number and open it in WhatsApp. You will see your own WhatsApp icon and just send or receive files using web application.


19. Use WhatsApp Without Internet Connection


It is quite possible that you are just out of internet connectivity due to plan expired, not in wi-fi range etc. WhatSIM is a great SIM provider (Designed by Zeromobile). It allows the user to send and receive various messages through the WhatsApp. The company holds more than 400 operators from all over the world. But wait doesn't just fall for it. Read its so costly plans on makeuseof.com

image credit: whatsim
18. Dropbox & CloudSend 
Send Large files to anyone

Now you don't have to worry about sending large files to anyone. No need of email service or USD/CD every time you need to transfer files. Share-it and Xender apps need a user to be near you, but using above apps on can send large files to anyone at any location over a net.


Just Install and open a CloudSend app and link it to your Dropbox account. Share the file and select which of your WhatsApp contacts you want to send the links.


DropboxCloudSend Download here.


17. WhatsLock 

Pin Lock Chats

If you are worried about someone reading your chats, now you can lock your chats. You can set any number as a PIN. There is a 'fake WhatsApp" too for strangers. Get App here




16. Dashdow


Similar to Facebook's "chat heads" a floating bubbles will appear on WhatsApp which looks amazing on big smartphones. Get App here




You will have to allow Dashdow access to your notifications. You can see all incoming messages still staying away from the app. 


15. DashClock  


Its amazing on-screen notification for WhatsApp new messages. You won't have to open your device to see new messages. It is basically for your lock screen. Get App here


14. Cleaner for WhatsApp


Now remove junk and unwanted files from WhatsApp easily. This app will help you remove those wi-fi auto downloaded content easily. Just start the app and surf through categories and remove those unwanted files manually. This app is beat when compared to others. Get App here




Updated Jan 2016


Whatsapp is a need for all of us. Whether you are a student or businessman, WhatsApp will help you communicate faster. New things often keep updating with software and so with Whatsapp. Here are the cool Whatsapp tricks available to speed up you WhatsApp experience and keep you updated so that you can chat like a pro!


Do you know, you can confirm which group members have read the message in Group? If you hold a message in Group, you will see options as "i" which is info in the top bar. 


If you click on it, WhatsApp will show you the brief on how many members have read the message and who is yet to read. That's cool, isn't it?



Which Group Members read messages in WhatsApp

13. How to Disable "Last Seen Status" in WhatsApp


Most appreciated on-line messenger application "WhatsApp" is in current buzz. With the Jaw dropping Deal of Facebook (19 Billion $) and WhatsApp, this messenger is spreading like a virus on the globe. WhatsApp is quick and fastest message connecting service which is easy to install on any smartphone. It works flawless and its productivity features are seamless. Currently, WhatsApp offers text, voice and multimedia messaging. It is also greatly appreciated for group discussion facility.


A long time awaited option to disable in WhatsApp is "Last Seen" status. Although hiding status feature was available from a long time for Apple devices. At the moment, this facility is also available with Android devices as well. Currently, over 450 million people are connected through WhatsApp, and after Facebook's deal, it's developments are ongoing.



Privacy Settings WhatsApp

One of those latest updates is an addition of Privacy feature which includes Disable function for "Last seen" status. Just Go to > Settings > Account > Privacy and change Everyone status to disable it. If you check "My Contacts", your status will be hidden to all your current contacts.


It also includes other security features such as hiding profile photo, hiding status for selective friends. Meanwhile, the latest version of WhatsApp is available on Google Play Store for smartphones and tabs. It will run only on latest Android updated phones.


12. Schedule WhatsApp Messages Easily with Apps


If you want your messages to reach to your friends on specific time, you can schedule them in WhatsApp. It's pretty simple. See the review for "WhatsApp Scheduling App"



WhatsApp Scheduling App


11. Send all your chat to your Email

You can backup all your chat conversations to your email. Just go to contacts, tap and hold on any friend, a pop-up will appear, click on email conversation.

10. Recover Deleted Messages / Accidentally wiped

Connect your mobile to PC with USB mode. Search Android directory for Whatsapp. Go to Whatsapp > Databases and locate two files, msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and msgstore.db.crypt.

open yy-dd file with textpad to see all the messages.

Method 2: If you want all previous communications, just run a backup file.

To proceed, remove Whatsapp and download again from google play store. Install it again. Click on restore to start the process. 

Locate Whatsapp > Databases files through a File manager. Rename any old dated file (msgstore-yyyy..db..db.crypt) file to msgstore.db.crypt8, this will replace the current data with the file backup on that data.

9. Filter Messages by marking them as Starred

This is a great feature when you want to highlight important messages from your long communications. This will help you highlight and find important information from your conversations.

8. Stop Media Auto Download - Save Your Mobile Data

Are you paying higher on your internet? Now you can stop auto-download of media and save your money on WhatsApp unnecessary free media incoming messages. 

7. Lock Whatsapp with a PIN

You can lock your WhatsApp and restrict its usage for others by just enabling PIN password. Here is a cool app on Google play

6. Use Whatsapp without Phone Number

True, but with some trick. Remove WhatsApp from your mobile. Start installation. Download latest WhatsApp from google play store. 

Turn on flight mode, It will ask for verification, select alternate SMS method. Here enter your email and without waiting, just cancel authorization process. Now open spoof messaging app and enter below.

To: +447900347295
From: +(Country code)(mobile number)
Message: Your email address

This will activate your Whatsapp.

Tip 1: A conversation shortcut is present in a pop-up window while you press and hold contact. This will help you start your communication easily where you are left last.

Tip 2: You can also change your current phone number by going to Account > Change Number.

5. Use your own Wallpaper in Chat Background

If you wish to use your own beautiful background, you can just click on menu button while you stand in a chat window. Hit on wallpaper and change it.

Tip 1: A new broadcast menu will help you send your message to large group of friends. 

Tip 2: You can keep your GPS enabled and send your location by going to attachment option easily.

4. Send documents and files as attachments.

Install any cloud storage app on your phone and upload your file there. You will get a publically shareable link there. Just share this link with your friends on WhatsApp. Once they click on that link, a new window will appear (depending upon service) and a download will be available.

Tip: You can copy anyone's status by logging to your WhatsApp on the web.


3. Send Bold, Italics and Strikethrough texts


For Bold, Just add * before and after the text. e.g. *hello*

For Italic, Just add _ before and after the text. e.g. _hello_
For strikethrough just add ~ before and after. e.g. ~hello~

2. Using WhatsApp on PC Without a Smartphone


If you have missed your phone at your home or office and want to use WhatsApp, you can use Android Emulator app like Bluestacks. This will allow you use your PC interface like your phone where you can verify and use your WhatsApp.


You may also like "Best Android Emulators Available in the Market"


1. Move Your WhatsApp to Another Android Phone


This is easy but a very important trick. You may constantly need to change your phone for some or other reasons. But for this, you need to take backup on your Google Drive before going to another device.


Just Install WhatsApp to a new device as usual. And it will prompt yours about Google Drive backup. Choose Google Account and select backup file created earlier there.


That's all! Saw any funny trick? Put here in comments for all.

0 Best Pinterest Tips and Tricks Updated Feb. 2017

Pinterest is probably the best social networking site after Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. The main reason behind this is the attractive image thumbnails on the whole page and its excellent interface. 

Pins on the Pinterest have a life like no other shares on social media. So this way you will get visitors again and again through your original pins. If you are still hesitating to take advantage of Pinterest pins, we will guide you to take it seriously from today.

We have compiled some of the best Pinterest tips so that you get best out of it. These tips will help your content or ideas reach miles away.

Here are some must-see tips while exploring Pinterest.

Best Pinterest Tips and Tricks

Highlight Your Pin Descriptions

In Board option, you can just highlight your text so that it appears as a heading. Even you can highlight the inside part of text such as subheadings and part of a description.


Automatic Pin Descriptions

While pinning, the image labels or the words set by owners are considered as a pin image description. So it is important that you label your images with appropriate suitable headings so that while pinning they appear as a heading. If you use Pin-It plug-in you can easily add to your boards. In this, you can highlight a part of text so that it appears description of an image. This way you will pin faster, quicker.

Search All Pins from a Website

If you wish to see pins from some sample.com website just type in http://www.pinterest.com/source/sample.com/ and it will display all the pins from that website being pinned.

Expanding Your Pinterest Network

Try to invite more and more friends and people so that they follow you. You can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google, yahoo and other network friends to connect to Pinterest.

Follow Interesting Boards

Using 'Follow Boards' button in the top menu bar you can find boards with you are interested in. Try to connect to some favorite topics and let your friends follow you.

See all Your Pins

If you search from the search bar, Pinterest will display pins from all over the globe related to that topic. Select 'Just My Pins' so that result will include only your pins.

Integrate your Website with Pinterest

After verifying your site with Pinterest you will be able to use Pinterest Analytics, Trusted verified business and of course a Pinterest integration tabs.

Pinterest official how to
Plugin for verifying business
Validate your site for rich pins
Pinterest official plug-ins for websites

Pinterest Sweepstakes

If you are using your website to reach millions of readers and willing to have some contest to win, Pinterest is the best option. Just create a new board with some cool criteria and call readers to participate. Then may be upon random selection you will place a price. Such as 1st winner will get Samsung Note 4 ($300 - $400), 2nd to get iPad ($300) etc.


Wipe your History

Using 'Clear Recent Searches' option you can clear all your previous searches and keep your privacy on. This option is in setting tab.

Send Pins to Friends or Network members

By clicking Send button you can send those Pins to anyone around. You can also send them through social network emails.

Clear Recent Contacts

If you wish to wipe out those addresses which you recently pinned, you can easily do so using 'Clear Recent Contacts' option.

Email Notifications

If you wish not to receive unwanted and unlimited e-mails from users you can easily set those permissions. Keep only those options to Yes which you really want to. All others you can turn off.

You can choose to receive notification only from people you follow and not from everyone. This will help you get fewer numbers of pop-ups.

Privacy

Sometimes you wish to be hidden rather than public. You can set your profile to private and hence searchable only to few limits. You can decide whether your data needs to be tracked by search engines or not.

Popular pins

In this, you can see which pins and topics are mostly being favored or what trend is going on. Whether it is celebs or gadgets you can track the market trend. You can follow those pins or even share with your friends.

Everything

This is somewhat like being lucky. Pinterest will display all the pins which are running around. You can go to Various Categories to see them as per specific categories.

Gifts

When it comes to wishing someone for birthday or anniversary, Pinterest has the best option available. You can gift someone your choice of a pin by selecting them from Gifts section. Cool things stay here. Another great option about gifts is you can set your own price tag on the gift before sending to someone.

Secret Boards

In Secret boards section, a group of people participating in that board will only see the things. This is good for conferencing or network people business. Contributors will have all the info and not everyone on Pinterest. It is strictly private.

You can create Group Boards so that you can invite specific pool of people or friends to participate in that board. You also have an option to categorize the boards so that people get an easy access to them.

Go Private while you surf 

Let Pinterest not track your favorites. If you do not want the relevant pins to come up ahead and browse privately you can edit settings accordingly. There may be any reason. In personalization, you can set whether Pinterest tracks your search history. This will prevent Pinterest to display you relevant and guesses all the time.

Add a map to Board

If you wish to plan a business trip or a vacation with family or friends, Pinterest has an option to add a map to the board. You can add multiple places on the world map and it will be saved. You can Pin your map so that others may know about it.

Socialmarketingwriting has great article for “Pinterest Cheat sheet to Images Sizes

0 JBL Everest Elite 700 Platinum is an Excellent rich sound Headphones

JBL recently introduced a limited edition of Everest Elite 700 Platinum headphones as part of their 70th Birthday celebrations. These come with latest Bluetooth 4.0 support and NXTGen active noise-cancelling technology. 

Headphones are priced at attractive $299.95 and features "TruNote Auto Sound Calibration" technology which automatically tunes the sound and also has built-in controls for music playback and mic for hands-free calls. 

Looking at the design, Everest Elite 700 has a solid design and has JBL logo at both earcups center. Again a lightweight, comfortable on ears and cushions are pretty well with cool feeling. With 40mm drivers at the center of each headphone core, it produces excellent Bass with a lot of thump and details. See on Amazon


JBL Everest Elite 700 Platinum

For most of the music genres, headphones work pretty impressive and quite capable of producing mid and treble ranges in a rich manner. The NXTGen active noise-cancelling technology blocks most of the noise outside such as train outside or busy vehicles street. Headphones do come with a strong Bluetooth connectivity so that you can move around easily. 

It also supports 'my JBL' app which can connect them to any smartphone and utilize new levels of control through the app. On wireless connection, it can last up to 15 hours on single charge. 

Some of the limitations seen are some pressure feeling on long periods, accidently clicking on buttons which are easily clickable. Buy on Amazon

Overall Everest Elite 700 Platinum headphone is an amazing choice for music lovers.

0 Logitech unveils Z337 Bold Sound Speakers with Bluetooth Support

Logitech's latest Z337 Bold sound speakers promise worldwide desktop users a new level of experience with years of brand trust and premium quality output. Z337 features Bluetooth connectivity and also can be used with wires as per need. 

"The Z337 is Logitech's first desktop Bluetooth audio solution that builds a convergence of great sound quality and convenience of wireless music for the users." Ashok Jangra, Logitech Cluster Category Manager for India & South West Asia.

The Z337 also come with a control pod which provides essential speaker controls such as power, volume, and Bluetooth pairing. One can also use a 3.5mm jack to listen to music privately. Its subwoofer is great and produces superior bass levels. 


Logitech Z337 Bold Sound Speakers

It can also be paired with multiple devices at a time (maximum limit not yet specified) and switch between them via source device. It bears a 40W RMS main speaker, two 8W satellite speakers, and one 24W subwoofer. See on Amazon

with just 80Watts power, speakers work flawless and create a much better sound experience with all necessary bass levels. One can also connect it to your content source via 3.5mm or RCA input. So one can easily connect it to a monitor, PC or a gaming console. 

Overall, Logitech's Z337 bold sound speakers are great for desktop users with great control pod accessory. Buy on Amazon

0 HTC’s “Halfbeak” smartwatch appears again in new photos

The HTC smartwatch codenamed 'Halfbeak' is finally seen taking birth. The device has been rumored a long time in the last October and some images were also leaked at that time. Now new images of the same design have again seen on Weibo.

It has two dedicated buttons on the right side, a circular watch face without a flat tire and a rubber strap. At the back, it also has some pogo pins and heart rate sensor. It will run on latest version of Android wear and Google Play services.


We might see 'Halfbeak' smartwatch soon in MWC 2017. It may be called with some different name but it is also possible that HTC changes its design little bit.

Also see 'Some of the best Android Smartwatches available in the market'

Related 'Best Smartwatches for Women', 'Best Kids Trackers available in the market'.

What is your best Smartwatch pick? Let us know in comments.

0 Try some of the best Android Wear Apps today

Android wear is getting more attention as they provide excellent fitness tracking, calling, texting and lot more on social connectivity. Right from taking calls, fitness activity tracking to accessing notifications, these tiny wearables can do quick and much of a productivity things even being tied on a wrist all the time.  

Since their initial launch, wearable has become more and more productive and Android wear 2.0 now is undoubtedly the best operating system from Google.


Also Read "Some of the best android smartwatches available right now



Here are some of the best Android wear Apps you must try:


Foursquare

[FREE]

Its a best local search app which will help you find your favorite restaurant, drink, and activities. With simple few taps, you are all set to reach your desired location.


Wear Mini Launcher

[FREE with in-app purchases]

It is one of the highest rated Android wear app. It quickly helps you find apps among many apps installed on your device. If you are an avid wear user, this app is a handy tool to reach out from those many apps installed. 


Evernote
[FREE]

A simple and yet powerful note keeping app now available for android wear as well. You get an easy glance on information on your wrist with few taps and really no miss on to-dos, tasks, and schedules.

Google Keep

[FREE]

Google keep is the best note taking the app out there for Android wear. You can also create notes by using "Okay, Google" hot word and asking it to write notes.


Lifesum

[FREE]

This app helps you monitor your food intake. If you are more on tracking your weight gain and diet plans, this app is excellent. On Android Wear 2.0 it works independently and doesn't even need a smartphone sync.

Runtastic Running & Fitness
[FREE with in-app purchases]

Once again a great fitness tracking app with some extra features than those in Google Fit. You can directly access the app from your wrist.


Wear Audio Recorder
[FREE]

Now record anything around you quickly. Whether it is a conversation or a sound you like, just save anything to your watch. Simple app yet very productive for some users.

Strava

[FREE]

Strava has given its app an upgrade for Android wear 2.0. It now works independently and you can track your runs and biking sessions without a smartphone. It also allows you choose another fitness platform besides its default Google's Fit app.


Also Read "Some of the best Android Smartwatches for Women"

Store for Android Wear

[FREE]

Its a basic Android wear app finder and everyone must have. It does great work of finding Android wear apps which Google play store doesn't do very well.


Papercraft
[FREE]

Specially designed small game for tiny android wear devices, Papercraft is one of the best intuitive game for android wear users.

The game is set in space, with your paper ship you have to shoot other incoming enemy ships.

TripAdvisor
[FREE]

Great app again available for Android wear too. If you are an avid traveler, this app is a gift for you. Now get directions, locate favorite things around you, read reviews and much more.

Find My Phone
[FREE / $1.99]

Its a great app which provides excellent tracking solution which includes turning on the flashlight, making alarms go off, turning on vibrations and so on.


IF by IFTTT

[FREE]

Similar to Android Tasker, IFTTT can automate certain task as per your requirements. e.g. Backing up photos to Dropbox after you share them socially. 


Runkeeper
[FREE]

One of the best fitness tracking android wear app which provides brief details about pace, distance, elevation, calories burned, walks, runs and cycling trips.

Todoist
[FREE]

Often busy with work and miss simple things? Todoist will always help you not miss those simple do list. Just enter the aptly named Todoist, which is already famous for smartphones and for the web, and complete the tasks you have already noted. 

CloudPlayer
[FREE]

One of the best android wear music player. It is also available as an android app for a smartphone. You can use it offline or with OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox. It helps you built your own personal Spotify with selective mp3 files. 

Calm 
[FREE]

Again for fitness lovers. This app can help you adjust your relaxation exercises in a better way. It helps you to meditate, relax and even sleep more effectively. You can also set different times and sessions for exercises. 

Citymapper
[FREE]

Citymapper certainly has better options than Google Maps as it gives better coverage on public transport. You get live updates on trains, buses and many other public transport. 

PixtoCam for Android Wear

[$1.99]

It allows you to use your Android wear as a viewfinder for your phone camera. It will let you adjust focus, snap pictures, zoom, adjust settings and more. While there are many similar apps already available, PixtoCam works much smoother on Android wear.


Also Read "Some of the best Kids Trackers"


Spotify
[FREE with subscription]

Popular worldwide, Spotify now available for Android wear too. Though, you can only control music on other devices such as smartphone through Spotify connect. You still can not sync music to your android wear device. 

Wear Reader 
[FREE]

If you have fewer collections of articles on your wrist device, Wear reader is the best option to browse through and start reading. You can read plain texts, PDF, word files and ePub one at a time.

You can set your own word rate and it has easy night reading mode too.

Pocket Casts

[$ 3.99]

Pocket casts is a great podcast app with large content inside for both audio and video podcasts. This app supports the control the podcast with pause/play and custom skip intervals.


Sleeps As Android
[FREE]

Just keep your android wear watch beneath your mattress at night and app will monitor your sleep patterns. With this accurate data, you will easily understand how well you are sleeping and look further for things which are causing bad sleep.

Nest
[FREE]

Once paired with a smartphone, it can nicely control your home heating. Using its rotational input you can easily adjust the temperatures on your Nest thermostat.

Wear Messenger

[$1.62]

It is an SMS application which allows you send texts right from your wrist device. It also includes a built-in keyboard to tap out small messages. It is a quick short SMS thing which will help you all the time to convey instant messages. e.g. am at mall.


1Weather 

[FREE / $1.99]

Provides best weather forecast from wherever you are and for any location.


Feel the Wear
[FREE]

Its very handy lets you adjust the alerts on your smartwatch. With its cool customized alerts, you can enjoy notifications in different ways.

Glide
[FREE]

Glide helps you send and receive video messages easily as texts. You can easily watch videos and hear audios from your previous conversations. 

Hole19
[FREE]

It is for Golf lovers. Hole19 is one of the most comprehensive Android golf assistant available for free. It can advise you distance details for more than 34,000 courses around the globe. 

Aeris Wear Weather
[FREE, In-app purchase]

As the name suggests Aeris wear weather is a great android wear app gives you classy weather widget options, a live satellite view, short-long-term forecasts, weather warnings and much more. For full features, you need to go for in-app purchase.

Fluently
[FREE]

It generates AI-powered responses to the messages which you receive and hence you don't need to type anything manually. Works well with most of the social apps and can recognize your gestures most of the time.

Shazam
[FREE]

One of the best android music app available now for android wear. You can instantly identify popular music which is being played everywhere, see what others like and what's hot running now.