WhatsApp stops working in older Android, iOS and Windows devices

Facebook owned WhatsApp drops support for older devices. The company has said that the app will no longer support on devices running on  Android 2.2 or lower , Windows Phone 7 or lower and iOS 6.0 or lower. The company said that it would focus on those platforms that are used by majority of the users and the above platforms don’t offer those capabilities that are required to expand their features. The company has also…

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WhatsApp becomes Free Officially and will remain ad-free

World’s leading IM service provider, WhatsApp has confirmed through a blog post that it will axe the annual subscription free. Moreover, the company has also confirmed that it won’t introduce any in-app advertisements. The annual subscription fee of WhatsApp was $0.99 (~ ₹ 55) after the first year of free usage. Though many of us (like me) used to get free extension at the end of every year. “Many WhatsApp users don’t have a debit or…

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WhatsApp faces downtime on New Year’s Eve

  On the eve of New Year, Many users have faced difficulties as the app suffered a brief outage, until it starting working properly after several hours. The issue had began shortly after 4.30PM UK time (10PM IST) on New Year’s eve. The company didn’t reveal the cause behind the outage. For the all latest technology happenings, Join the HiTechUp Club on Facebook,Twitter and Google+. Now, you can download the HiTechUp360 App from Amazon AppStore for Android….

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2015 : At a glance – From Latest Gadgets to Net Neutrality

The year has been quite eventful as lot of changes are taking place in the world of technology. In this article, we will be covering some of the major tech events along with the ongoing issue i.e, Net Neutrality. January  Intel Compute Stick launched It is a 10.3 cm long USB device that can transform a TV into a computer. The device packs a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC storage and a microSD…

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TRAI drops proposal to impose additional charges on IM platforms

Good News for Instant Messaging Users as they won’t have to shell out extra charges! The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has rejected the idea of Telcos to impose revenue-sharing on Instant Messaging Apps. This proposal made by the telcos citing revenue loses due to declining usage of Voice and SMS services. As reported by the Economic Times, TRAI has dropped the idea and has said it won’t even hold a consultation on this matter. TRAI…

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Oxigen Wallet now lets you transfer money over Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp

Payment solutions provider Oxigen has launched a mobile wallet (mWallet) service using which users can transfer money, purchase gifts for their friends and family on social networking platforms. Users can also use their wallet for mobile recharges, bill payments, online shopping and for payments on various merchant sites like movie tickets, travel tickets, pizza, music and movie downloads, etc. Currently Oxigen Wallet service (mWallet), is available through Apple Store and Google Play Store. Oxigen Wallet subscribers can send…

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