You Can Now Use WhatsApp From Your Desktop, Here’s How to Get Started

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Everybody loves Whatsapp. More than 700 million people all over the world use it to chat with each other at anytime and from anywhere. It took the idea of old world chat messengers to the next level by combining it with your mobile numbers.

But just like many other phone only apps, people wanted to have an option to use it on desktop too. This is because many people still use their PCs as their primary modes of working and so it is distracting to work on a PC or laptop and then chat on your phone simultaneously. So, it is hardly a surprise that Whatsapp has done the inevitable by introducing desktop capabilities to expand its user base.

Microsoft’s Spartan Browser Comes With 3 Unique Features That Work Beautifully with Windows 10

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Spartan, Microsoft’s secret browser project, isn’t so secret anymore. At its Windows 10 Consumer Preview event, Microsoft gave us our first real look at Spartan and introduced three big features coming to the browser thanks to Windows 10.

There’s no word yet if Internet Explorer will still be in development side-by-side with Spartan, but chances are that Microsoft may bundle both the browsers together and gradually phase out Internet Explorer.

Let’s look at Spartan, what this means for other third-party browsers, and whether or not Microsoft finally understands the importance of the browsing experience for consumers.

How to Share Files Between iPhones and iPads using AirDrop

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Apple’s AirDrop lets you share files quickly and easily between two devices. AirDrop works with a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Bluetooth is used to find other devices, broadcast your device’s address and to establish a connection.

AirDrop uses Wi-Fi to create a direct, non-network connection for high speed data transfers. This combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi usage also means that AirDrop is very efficient – it doesn’t use a lot of your battery- and it is very fast.

6 New Things We Learned About Windows 10 From the Consumer Preview Event

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If you haven’t been tinkering around with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, or have been following along with us tech bloggers covering it, you know that it’s been a frustrating, harrowing experience.

The Windows 10 Consumer Preview Event however, has put me at ease that Microsoft understands that Windows 10 has to be different. While we didn’t see as much of Windows 10 as I would’ve liked at the event, we saw enough to see that Microsoft has a bold mission for the future of the OS.

Let’s look at the major announcements and what this means for Windows 10 as we get closer and closer to seeing a final version of the most used OS in the world.

Muse Headband is a Wearable that Cares for the Health of Your Mind

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There is a growing demand for health tech gadgets and wearables that help users monitor health related factors. There are a variety of wearables that you can pick up for monitoring your sleep, movement and workout, blood pressure or even your heart rate.

Going a step further, there is the new crop of devices coming up that are designed specifically for the health of your mind. These devices leverage the fact that there are electric impulses generated in our brains, that are used as means of communication between neurons. The measurement of this electric activity produced by the brain is called Electroencephalography or as you most likely know it as: EEG.

These devices are basically miniature versions of an EEG machine, which analyze the brain waves that they pick up and act on them. Muse is one such headwear aimed at de-stressing your mind and getting you better at focusing on things at hand.

Everything You Need to Know About the Windows 10 Consumer Preview Event

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Microsoft held its Windows 10 Consumer Preview event on January 21, 2015 in Redmond, Washington and announced, well, just about everything, even a few surprises. From new smart glass technology (HoloLens) to Windows 10 going free for the first year, Microsoft definitely surprised not only the media but consumers with its own push towards the Internet of Things (IoT.)

Windows 10 certainly sounds like the operating system that the consumers wanted. We’ll breakdown what Microsoft announced at its Consumer Preview event and what you can look forward to in 2015 from the company.

How to Keep Your Computer Awake Without Touching the Mouse or Keyboard

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It can be annoying to find your computer asleep when you come back to it after a short break. Your computer may even fall sleep while you’re watching a video or during a presentation, when you touch the keyboard/mouse for long periods of time. Windows has a built-in power saving setting that activates after long periods of inactivity – or, at least, what Windows considers inactivity. Windows still hasn’t figured out that your PC is active when a video stream is running in the background, especially when its not being watched in the full screen mode!

While these settings can be useful if you use a laptop, there is no reason why you should have to put up with your computer sleeping while you’re still using it. There are several ways you can keep your computer awake without having to touch the mouse or keyboard constantly. Don’t worry if your IT department at work won’t let you fiddle around with your computer settings, we’ve got that scenario covered here.

3M ePrivacy Filter, Although Innovative, Falls Short of Being Useful

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While at CES 2015, I was stopped by a 3M representative to talk about their latest privacy software: The 3M ePrivacy Filter. This filter, once installed, blurs out your display when your webcam no longer sees you sitting in front of your computer. As long as you have webcam installed, whether built-in or standalone, you’ll be able to utilize the 3M ePrivacy Filter software.

Below, I’ll review the 3M ePrivacy Filter and why I feel like it still has a long way to go before this software is practical for the average computer user.

This Fun Tool by YouTube Lets You Create GIFs from Your Favorite Videos

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Creating GIFs out of your favorite videos or the ones you have made is a pretty viral practice over the web. Almost everyone loves those images in motion and there are at least a dozen professional tools out there that let you create them.

Most GIFs are created from videos or a series of images that are strung together to play in an animated loop. YouTube is the largest repository of videos online and now you can create GIFs straight from any YouTube video that you like.

CES 2015: Snail Games Introduces the W 3D All-in-One Mobile Gaming Experience

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Snail Games is pioneering 3D mobile gaming technology, utilizing smartphone design and the innovation of gaming to create devices that do both. At CES 2015, Snail Games showcased both its 3D-capable W 3D mobile devices and its gaming console, the OBox.

I had a chance to talk with Dan Doughty, Business Development Director, for Snail Games at their booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center. He walked me through the W 3D, discussed Snail Games’ partnership with Gameloft, and why nobody else comes close to what they’re doing.

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