WHATS APP WARNS USERS FROM HOAX MESSAGES !!!!

Whats app is the worlds leading online chat application.Whats app is avaible on multiple platforms making it a widely used application.However recently whats app faced a glitch.WhatsApp has reportedly fixed the glitch that sprung up earlier this week that showed “error:uknown” as contact status. According to reports, the glitch had affected thousands of users worldwide.

Whats app cleverly used whats app to address the issue using many social platforms like twitter.Here’s what was said.

WhatsApp acknowledged the glitch on Twitter and said it was working on resolving soon-ish. Here’s WhatApp’s message on Twitter:

“WhatgsApp status functionality is currently not available .We are working on resolving it 
soon-ish..”. 

This bug as usual was followed by a hoax message urging people who use the app to forward a message to all their contacts or face having their accounts deleted.

The viral message is from the CEO of WhatsApp, one ‘Jim Balsamic’, and reads, “We have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list.

Here’s the complete message :

” Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp): we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill “

WhatsApp has assures its users on circulated messages calling them hoax. The site quotes a Whatsapp blog as saying
We have been getting a lot of emails and questions from you about a chain letter message circulating in our network. Please understand that this is a hoax and there is no truth to it.
While we are flattered that we made it Hoax Slayer we would rather work on cool new features instead of debunking silly stories like these.”

This isn’t the first time such messages have been viral on whats app.Whats app has to regularly check for such messages and then declare them as hoax messages.It is a request , whats app will never make you pay for what they offer.If so , you will be notified via an official message from whats app.So all in all the error
 Status Unavailable   is a bug that whats app is facing and there’s no need to worry.As said in their blog this error should be completely removed world wide by the end of this weak.One last advide : do not pay heads to such viral messages.Live free and make others carefree

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Google, Twitter activate voice tweets for Syrians!!

Google and Twitter announced they have reactivated a voice-tweet programme to allow Syrians affected by the shutdown of the internet to get messages out.

The service allows people with a telephone connection to compose and send a tweet by speaking on their phones.

Google and Twitter said they were reactivating the system which was used in 2011 when the internet was shut down in Egypt by authorities for several days.

Google’s David Torres acknowledged that many Syrians may not be able to use the service because telecom networks in the war-ravaged country are also functioning poorly.

“But those who might be lucky enough to have a voice connection can still use Speak2Tweet by simply leaving a voicemail,” he said.

Those able to dial out can leave messages on several phone numbers:  +90 212 339 1447 or +30 21 1 198 2716 or+39 06 62207294       or +1 650 419 4196, “and the service will tweet the message,” Torres said.

“No Internet connection is required, and people can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.”

AFP correspondents noted that Internet and telephone communications, including mobile phones, were cut in the capital.

On Thursday, activists accused the regime of preparing a “massacre” when the telephone lines and internet first went down, while the authorities explained the cut was due to “maintenance” work.

Washington branded it as a desperate move on part of the regime.

New images of the BlackBerry 10 L-Series handset leak online

With the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system scheduled for January 31, 2013, the leaks of the devices that are set to be launched with it are continuing to pour in. After appearing a few days ago, an upcoming L-Series handset from BlackBerry has surfaced once again, and this time around, leaked images of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone had surfaced on Twitter and then it was swiftly removed.

The upcoming BlackBerry 10 device gets caught on cam again

The upcoming BlackBerry 10 device gets caught on cam again
Prior to the images being taken down, a website called Tech Suplex had managed to acquire the images and from the images, we can see some of the features of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 interface as well as the battery housed in the handset, with the back panel removed.

The images do not show us anything new from what we had seen earlier. However, one image does shed some light on the connectivity features that will be found on the handset when it is launched. The handset features connections such as NFC, VPN, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, Internet Tethering and Wi-Fi.

New icons featured here

New icons featured here
The report also notes that the handset has an incredibly fast boot up time of just 8 seconds. From the images, we can see all the different angles of the handset giving us a fair idea of what to expect once it goes official in early next year.

Previously, a few images surfaced online, which showed a BlackBerry L-Series handset, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect to see once the first BlackBerry 10 handsets arrive.

The battery bay of the device

The battery bay of the device
According to a post by CrackBerry.com, one of its readers has posted images on its site of an evaluation unit of an L-Series BlackBerry 10 smartphone. This handset is placed alongside a BlackBerry Bold 9700. From the images we can see that this is a sleek-looking device and in comparison it is a lot thinner than the Bold 9700. This is a good direction Research in Motion is going in, and hopefully for the brand, this handset, along with the new OS, should succeed.

Research In Motion (RIM) had announced that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. This day will mark the official launch of its new platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalogue of the leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.

The BlackBerry 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available. The company claims that this marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch.  In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.

Microsoft announces 40 million Windows 8 licences sold since launch!!

Microsoft claims that it has sold a whopping 40 million Windows 8 licences since its launch on October 26, 2012. Tami Reller, the Windows Chief Marketing and Financial Officer, revealed this information during a speech at Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Reller said, “The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far.”

Microsoft announces 40 million Windows 8 licences sold since launch

Recently, Microsoft revealed that it had sold four million upgrade copies of Windows 8 in the first few days of the new OS going live.

This is quite a milestone for the company and it is really pushing the new OS to the point that all newly launched laptops and ultrabooks are powered by Windows 8 even though Windows 7 is still a very stable and well-supported OS. Microsoft sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses from its launch (October 2009) till December 2009.

The details of “licenses sold” seems to be in the grey area as it does not clarify whether these licenses are sold to consumers, organizations, distributers or manufacturers who are offering Windows 8 straight out of the box.

Notably, no details about the sales figures of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet were revealed. Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the tablets running Windows 8 Pro will be available from January 2013.

It’s nice to see that Windows 8 has an app store but at launch there were only a few thousand apps and they didn’t include big names such as Facebook and Twitter. Also the learning curve for the new OS is a bit high which may turn off the traditional Windows user. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that Microsoft has done a pretty good job with its new desktop/tablet hybrid OS.