With a DigiYatra ID, Paperless air travel soon! Know How it works?

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Airports across India have joined their forces to create a unique paperless boarding facility for all air passengers. Called as DigiYatra ID, this can be a revolution in the aviation sector.

And the most
interesting part: Although this will be based on biometric data, Aadhaar won’t be mandatory here.

DigiYatra ID = Paperless Boarding :-

Airports Authority of India (AAI) along with the four metro airports have collaborated to create a unique DigiYatra for passengers, using which anyone can do paperless boarding, and enter the aircraft in no time.

A single biometric ‘pass’ would be created, which can be used to unlock eGates at various airports, and regular tasks such as check-ins, security clearances etc can be seamlessly done.

No ID card or verification would be required, once biometric-based authentication is done.

Guruprasad Mohapatra told “We have sent this proposal to the ministry. Once approved by the ministry, the DGCA will need to mandate it. We have selected three airports, including Varanasi and Vijaywada, for rolling out DY (DigiYatra)”

Note here, that this paperless facility to board and enter airports is purely voluntary, and if a passenger doesn’t want this, they can continue to access the traditional way.

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Source by techiyogiz

WhatsApp group video call is LIVE! Check how to use it

One of the most popular messaging application in the world, WhatsApp has brought a new feature that will make your life a lot easy. The update is for both Android users and as well as iOS users. With this update, Whatsapp enables a user to have group video calls. Earlier this month, it was announced that the update will be rolled out in a couple of weeks.

With WhatsApp new group video calling feature, you can now add as many as four group members to join a video call on the messaging platform. If you use a smartphone which runs on Android then you should look for the latest update, which is 2.18.145 and ahead. If you are using updated version of WhatsApp then you will have to be “very lucky” to use the new feature. As listed out by popular tipster WaBetaInfo, the feature, even with the updated version of the app doesn’t work. Only a handful of users get to use the new feature. And the new feature cannot be activated with an invitation system.

If you use an Apple device, then look for WhatsApp version 2.18.52 for iOS. However, you need to be very lucky to use the new feature.

How to check if your WhatsApp has this new feature:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp
Step 2: Select a participant you wish to call.
Step 3: Do a normal call.
Step 4: Check if there is a new button “Add participant”
Step 5: If there is, then you can now have group calls if you don’t, then you cannot.

In January this year, WhatsApp confirmed had they are working on a version to enable group video calls. This was confirmed in February that this new feature will be available for the messaging app in ‘future.’ Then at their annual F8 developers’ conference, Facebook mentioned that a bunch of new features will be headed to WhatsApp including support for group video calling in the coming weeks.

This feature is live and can be seen by few users.

 

 

Source by:-financialexpress

Everything you should know about Gmail’s new “confidential mode”

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Gmail recently rolled out its biggest redesign ever which brought a huge set of changes to the popular e-mail service.

The most prominent update in the new Gmail is the introduction of “confidential mode”.

It allows senders to set an expiration date on sensitive e-mails. The mode lets you block the forwarding, copying, downloading, or printing of sent e-mails as well.

Two-factor authentication of e-mails

Under the confidential mode, you can also set two-factor authentication (2FA) on e-mails. Recipients will have to authenticate an e-mail with a passcode, which will be received via a text message, in order to open it.
Here's the procedure of making an e-mail self-destructive

Here’s the procedure of making an e-mail self-destructive

Compose an e-mail and click on the padlock icon at the bottom of the window.

This will enable the confidential mode so recipients won’t be able to forward, copy, download, or print the e-mail’s contents.

You will be provided with two choices to further secure the e-mail: set an expiration date on it and/or make it password-protected. Select both.

Hit save, e-mail will turn blue to indicate it’s confidential

Notably, you can only select from the list of expiration dates Google offers (1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 5 years). Before sending the e-mail, Gmail will prompt you to enter the recipient’s phone number for the purpose of sending him the password.

Access restricted e-mails for only 10 minutes at one stretch

On opening a confidential e-mail, recipients will be shown with a “Send passcode” option.

After entering the passcode, they can access the e-mail for 10 minutes. After every 10 minutes or in case of re-opening the e-mail, recipients will have to request a new passcode.

The e-mail will also come with a disclaimer at the bottom that will inform when the e-mail will expire.

Content will automatically disappear after a set period of time

Once the expiration time is reached, the e-mail will become blank. Its timestamp will also get permanently set to the time it expired. Recipients will be able to see the subject line though. Interestingly, the sender can renew access for the recipient retrospectively as well.
Source:- newsbytesapp

How to download a copy of your Facebook data

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Taking control of your Facebook data starts with understanding just how much of your data is stored with Facebook. The social media service offers a self-help tool that gives you access to your entire trove of personal data. It’s actually a fairly simple process that lets you see all your photos, videos, friends, contact info, messages, apps, and quite a bit more that Facebook’s storing on its servers.

How to download a copy of your Facebook data

  1. On the web, visit the General Account Settings page.
  2. At the bottom of your General Account Settings, click Download a copy of your Facebook data.
  3. Click Start My Archive.
  4. Enter your password and click Submit to continue.

  5. Click Start My Archive to start the process of creating your Facebook archive.
  6. Click Okay.
  7. Wait for an e-mail or Facebook notification letting you know your Facebook archive is ready to download.
  8. Click Download Archive.

  9. Enter your password and click Submit to download your Facebook archive.

Your archive will download as a ZIP archive. Inside you’ll find four folders and an HTML page. Clicking on the HTML page will take you to a local representation of your Facebook archive. You can click on the links below your profile photo on the left to see everything Facebook is storing. If you’re wondering, yep, Timeline goes all the way back to the beginning. I cringed — younger me was so angsty.

Want to know what data you’ll be able to see in your Facebook archive? Here’s what Facebook says will be made available to you:

Data Type Description
About Me Information you added to the About section of your timeline like relationships, work, education, where you live and more. It includes any updates or changes you made in the past and what is currently in the About section of your timeline.
Account Status History The dates when your account was reactivated, deactivated, disabled or deleted.
Active Sessions All stored active sessions, including date, time, device, IP address, machine cookie and browser information.
Ads Clicked Dates, times and titles of ads clicked (limited retention period).
Address Your current address or any past addresses you had on your account.
Ad Topics A list of topics that you may be targeted against based on your stated likes, interests and other data you put in your timeline.
Alternate Name Any alternate names you have on your account (ex: a maiden name or a nickname).
Apps All of the apps you have added.
Birthday Visibility How your birthday appears on your timeline.
Chat A history of the conversations you’ve had on Facebook Chat (a complete history is available directly from your messages inbox).
Check-ins The places you’ve checked into.
Currency Your preferred currency on Facebook. If you use Facebook Payments, this will be used to display prices and charge your credit cards.
Current City The city you added to the About section of your timeline.
Date of Birth The date you added to Birthday in the About section of your timeline.
Education Any information you added to Education field in the About section of your timeline.
Emails Email addresses added to your account (even those you may have removed).
Events Events you’ve joined or been invited to.
Facial Recognition Data A unique number based on a comparison of the photos you’re tagged in. We use this data to help others tag you in photos.
Family Friends you’ve indicated are family members.
Favorite Quotes Information you’ve added to the Favorite Quotes section of the About section of your timeline.
Followers A list of people who follow you.
Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests.
Friends A list of your friends.
Gender The gender you added to the About section of your timeline.
Groups A list of groups you belong to on Facebook.
Hidden from News Feed Any friends, apps or pages you’ve hidden from your News Feed.
Hometown The place you added to hometown in the About section of your timeline.
IP Addresses A list of IP addresses where you’ve logged into your Facebook account (won’t include all historical IP addresses as they are deleted according to a retention schedule).
Locale The language you’ve selected to use Facebook in.
Logins IP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account.
Logouts IP address, date and time associated with logouts from your Facebook account.
Messages Messages you’ve sent and received on Facebook. Note, if you’ve deleted a message it won’t be included in your download as it has been deleted from your account.
Name The name on your Facebook account.
Name Changes Any changes you’ve made to the original name you used when you signed up for Facebook.
Networks Networks (affiliations with schools or workplaces) that you belong to on Facebook.
Pages You Admin A list of pages you admin.
Pending Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests.
Phone Numbers Mobile phone numbers you’ve added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you’ve added for security purposes.
Photos Photos you’ve uploaded to your account.
Photos Metadata Any metadata that is transmitted with your uploaded photos.
Physical Tokens Badges you’ve added to your account.
Pokes A list of who’s poked you and who you’ve poked. Poke content from our mobile poke app is not included because it’s only available for a brief period of time. After the recipient has viewed the content it’s permanently deleted from our systems.
Political Views Any information you added to Political Views in the About section of timeline.
Posts by Others Anything posted to your timeline by someone else, like wall posts or links shared on your timeline by friends.
Recent Activities Actions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had.
Registration Date The date you joined Facebook.
Religious Views The current information you added to Religious Views in the About section of your timeline.
Removed Friends People you’ve removed as friends.
Screen Names The screen names you’ve added to your account, and the service they’re associated with. You can also see if they’re hidden or visible on your account.
Spoken Languages The languages you added to Spoken Languages in the About section of your timeline.
Status Updates Any status updates you’ve posted.
Work Any current information you’ve added to Work in the About section of your timeline.
Videos Videos you’ve posted to your timeline.

Thoughts?

Do you think downloading your Facebook archive will be a good thing for you? Are you planning to keep using Facebook? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Source by:- imore

14 new features you should know of New Gmail

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One of the world’s popular email services from Gmail are now receiving most effective and efficient features to its email users. Gmail has introduced new features in its Mail service by reamping the interface.
Google Mail Services new features deal with security, confidentiality, better usability among other things.Gmail users can try the new features under the Settings menu where an option of ‘Try new Gmail’ will be available.
Here we come up with best features that Gmail is getting for a better user experience:
  • Integrated rights management: Block recipients from forwarding, downloading or printing your mail
  • Confidential mode: Set expiry dates to your mails
  • Two-factor authentication comes to mails
  • Snooze feature: Schedule important mails
  • Offline support: Access your mails even when you don’t have internet data :- Now Gmail will have an ‘offline’ version where users can work on in case there’s no connectivity. The messages will be synced and downloaded as soon as one is connected to the Internet.
  • Nudging feature: Get reminders for important mails you may have missed
  • Access attachment option without opening the mail
  • High-priority push notifications
  • Assistive unsubscribe: One-click option to get rid of pesky mailing lists
  • Smart reply feature comes to web
  • New side panel – New side panel will now be available on the right side of the screen and will list the most-used Google apps. It will include Calendar, Tasks among others. The idea behind this, according to Google, is that users don’t have to leave Gmail to access other apps.
  • New interface: Gets a ‘less cluttered’ look
  • Google Tasks app for Android and iOS
  • Phishing warning gets better

 

 

Source by:-techiyogiz

Two New Features Coming To WhatsApp For IOS, Shows Status On “Today View” Of IPhone

WhatsApp for iOS has been updated with two new features. The first one will let users see recent status updates in the WhatsApp widget in iPhone’s Today View. WhatsApp voice messages will continue to play even if users switch to another app or turn their phone’s screen off. The features are a part of WhatsApp version 2.18.40, which can be downloaded from the App Store. The update will be available for devices running iOS 7.0 and later.

Prior to this, WhatsApp rolled out its Change Number feature for Android beta last week. Available for WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.97, the feature lets users notify all or select contacts when they change their number. Do note that all groups that users are a part of will be notified regardless. The biggest advantage is that Change Number feature preserves the chat history of the user. WhatsApp Change Number is expected to be available for iOS and Windows users as well soon, though an exact timeline is unclear.

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Separately, WhatsApp is beta-testing its Payments feature for under a million users in India. The feature based on UPI, which is Unified Payments Interface, also supports the option of scanning a QR code in order to make a payment via the app. WhatsApp Payments also support making payments to any UPI ID on both iOS and Android versions of the app. WhatsApp Payments is peer-to-peer based and it supports a majority of the banks on the UPI platform as well.

WhatsApp has been steadily adding a slew of features to attract users. The Facebook-owned service currently has over 1.3 billion active users, making it the most popular messing chat app in the world. It recently added the ability to add a description to group chats, a feature that is available for both Android and iOS users.

Source by:-indianexpress

Paytm to enter mutual fund industry with a new app

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Mumbai: This could be the Jio moment for India’s Rs22 trillion mutual funds industry. Asset management companies, which have as many as 18 million investors, are about to get a distributor in Paytm, which boasts of a customer base that is more than 16 times bigger.

Paytm, which claims to have a user base of more than 300 million, is set to kick off its mutual funds distribution business with the launch of its digital platform by the end of April. Its new Android and iOS apps will offer investors mutual funds from 12 of the 15 largest asset management companies in the first phase. By August, it aims to increase that to around 25 fund houses.

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The distribution will be done through Paytm Money, the new wealth management unit of One97 Communications Ltd, which also owns Paytm, one of India’s largest mobile wallets, and Paytm Payments Bank.

Paytm aims to emulate the success of Reliance Jio, whose entry shook up India’s telecom market, in the mutual fund distribution business. Nearly half of Paytm’s transactions occur in small towns. According to the Association of Mutual Funds of India, only 28% of individual investors’ assets in mutual funds come from “B15”, or “beyond the top 15”, towns, as of February, up from 25% in 2017.

Paytm will sell only direct plans, which come with lower expense ratios as they do not have embedded distributor commissions. Originally meant for investors who wished to invest directly without the help of a distributor, a direct plan can now be offered by an investment adviser who is registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). Paytm Money is a Sebi-registered investment adviser.

Pravin Jadhav, chief executive of Paytm Money, said in an interview that investors would not be charged anything to begin with. “Investments via Paytm Money will be free from any commissions or fees or any hidden charges until a certain threshold; beyond this investment limit, Paytm Money is considering options to include a very small transaction or subscription fee for its investment platform,” said Jadhav. He did not provide more details.

The question is, will Paytm be able to bring in new investors into mutual funds or is it just a shopping mall for commodities and little else?

Industry experts say Paytm will help expand the market for the mutual funds industry.

“As direct plans become more dominant and the role of technology goes up over time, Paytm will be able to take mutual funds to newer and newer people,” said Sundeep Sikka, chief executive officer of Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.

Source by:- livemint

Nokia 1 Android Go phone available for Rs 3,299 with Jio SIM

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Nokia 1 Android Go phone is already available for buying in India starting March 28 for Rs 5,499. But, if you are a Reliance Jio user you can get the Nokia 1 Android Go phone at an effective price of Rs 3,299 only. HMD Global and Reliance Jio have partnered to offer the Nokia 1 Android Go phone under the telecom operators Jio Rs 2200 cashback scheme. The cashback offer is already live starting March 28, and will end only on May 31, 2022. If you buy the Nokia 1 Android Go phone and then activate your Jio SIM on the device for the first time, you’ll be eligible for the Rs 2200 cashback. The offer is valid for both new and existing Jio user.

The Nokia 1 Android Go phone is available for buying in India on offline channels. This means that you’ll be able to buy the device from physical retail stores from across the country. Now, if you are a Jio user, or wish to get a new Jio connection, you can get back Rs 2200 as a cashback from the total amount of Rs 5,499 that you had paid while purchasing the Nokia 1. To be eligible for the Jio – Nokia 1 Rs 2200 cashback offer, you’ll first need to activate your Jio SIM, be it new or old on your new Nokia 1.

After activating the SIM, you’ll then need to make a recharge of either Rs 198 or Rs 299 to activate the offer on your new Nokia 1. To help you choose the plan better, here’s what the plans offer: Jio under Rs 198 offers 58GB (daily FUP of 2GB) of data and unlimited voice calling benefits for 28 days. Under the Rs 299 plan, Jio offers 84GB data with daily FUP limit of 3GB along with unlimited calling facility for a validity period of 28 days.

Ensure to recharge your Jio number after activating the SIM on your new Nokia 1 Android Go phone. Also, the recharge should be done between March 28 and June 30. Failing to do so, you will not be eligible for the Jio – Nokia Rs 2200 cashback offer. Another condition to be avail the cashback offer is, you need to have Jio Prime subscription on your Jio SIM. After the first successful recharge with either Rs 198 or Rs 299 plan, Jio will credit 44 vouchers of Rs 50 in MyJio app. You can redeem only one voucher at a time. The vouchers can be used for your future recharges. But, conditions apply.

You can use the vouchers only if you make the recharges via MyJio application. Also, the vouchers can be used only for recharging with either Rs 198 or Rs 229 plan. The cashback vouchers, if unused, will expire on 31 May, 2022. In addition to the Rs 2200 cashback offer, Jio is also offering up to 60GB data to the customers buying the Nokia 1 Android Go phone.

You will get the 10GB additional data voucher every time you perform a recharge of Rs.198 or Rs.299 for maximum of 6 recharges, performed on or between March 27, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The additional data voucher will be credited within 48 hours of every successful recharge and can be accessed under the ‘My Vouchers’ section of the MyJio application.

Source by:- indiatoday

OnePlus 6: Price, release date, specs & everything you need to know

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2018 is going to be a year full of new flagship smartphones, and Samsung has already commenced the race with its Galaxy S9 series. While several flagships are going to make the headlines this year, OnePlus 6 will be one of them mainly for its effective pricing and high-end features.

After a recent report revealed that OnePlus 6 will be the company’s most expensive smartphone at $749 (Rs 37,700), several other details about the phone such as its release, specifications, and key features have also been leaked.

OnePlus 6 is expected to be launched sometime in May or June, but the exact release date is not final yet. But after a slide-show presentation leak of the OnePlus 6, an image that appears to be from an information guide of the handset has appeared online.

Techslize spotted the leaked image, which gives away quite a lot of details about the OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6 features

OnePlus 6 is expected to feature a 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, which allows for a larger screen to easily fit in the palm. But the company’s decision to go with FHD once again is getting a bit old.

The camera specifications are expected to closely follow OnePlus 5T. The rear setup will have dual cameras with 20MP and 16MP sensors with f/1.7 aperture. On the front, there’s going to be a 20MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

Under the hood, OnePlus 6 will have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. This suggests a higher-end model could come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

OnePlus 6 is likely to get a battery bump to 3,450mAh from 3,300mAh as seen on the OnePlus 5T with Dash Charge fast charging technology, of course. The battery size is also the same as the recently-launched OPPO R15, which is going to serve as a primary design inspiration complete with a notch at the top and bezel-less display.

The handset is also expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS out-of-the-box and it will get Android P, which favors the notch, when it is available.

With these features and a $750 price tag, will it be a sound choice for consumers in 2018? Stay tuned for updates.

The camera specifications are expected to closely follow OnePlus 5T. The rear setup will have dual cameras with 20MP and 16MP sensors with f/1.7 aperture. On the front, there’s going to be a 20MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

Under the hood, OnePlus 6 will have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. This suggests a higher-end model could come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

OnePlus 6 is likely to get a battery bump to 3,450mAh from 3,300mAh as seen on the OnePlus 5T with Dash Charge fast charging technology, of course. The battery size is also the same as the recently-launched OPPO R15, which is going to serve as a primary design inspiration complete with a notch at the top and bezel-less display.

The handset is also expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo-based OxygenOS out-of-the-box and it will get Android P, which favors the notch, when it is available.

With these features and a $750 price tag, will it be a sound choice for consumers in 2018? Stay tuned for updates.

Source by:- ibtimes