Microsoft is offering 100GB of free OneDrive storage for two years if you sign up for the Bing Rewards program. All you have to do is sign-into Bing and keep searching using Microsoft’s search engine to earn Bing Rewards credits. Consider it a “frequent flyer program” for Bing, allowing you to redeem credits you earn for searching and can be spent on gift cards, sweepstakes entries, and other goodies.
Just as Bing Rewards provides its members with rewards across multiple Microsoft brands such as Xbox, Skype, Windows Phone and Windows Store, OneDrive has deep integration with so many of the products you already use. You never have to worry about manually saving your photos and videos. And no more trying to sort out what video format to use—it just works. Plus, Start screen integration with Windows 8.1, and even Xbox slide shows, means there are countless ways your favorite photos and those photos shared with you come to life. And with OneDrive, you can share photos or videos directly to Facebook or via email with one click. You can even record and share gameplay from your Xbox One
New members receive 20 bonus credits just by signing up, getting you well on your way to earning enough credits for this new OneDrive offer in your first week. It’s easy to join today by visiting http://www.bingrewards.com and following the instructions to create a Bing Rewards account.
– Alex Danskin, Senior Marketing Manager, Bing Rewards
Signing up for the program is a simple process of connecting your email address to Bing Rewards. Once you are signed up, you can begin searching Bing.com while logged in to earn credits. Head over to the VIA link below to claim your 100GB of free OneDrive storage as part of this promotion.
Bing Rewards allows you to search with Bing on your PC and phone, allowing you to try new Bing features and take advantage of exclusive offers as your credits build up. And all you have to do is stay logged into Bing.com
Free OneDrive storage for two years for US residents only
Update: The offer is for 2 years. At the time of this post, Microsoft had yet to update the offer to indicate 2 years (it was still mentioning 1 year).
Note: Bing Rewards is a program for US residents only. Bing Rewards is not available in any other country.
Many people have been waiting for it & it’s finally here – WhatsApp is now available on your desktop, but only if you’re an Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry user.
The new Web client is actually an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone. So in order to use it, you’ll need to have an active connection on your phone, not just your computer.
To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. WhatsApp is now paired on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.
Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Also its advised that connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network to prevent data charges, as of web client syncs messages from the phone over web.
This service is available for Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.
So now enjoy your best messenger app on your desktop. I hope you find web client useful.
➤ WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp is imposing 24-hour lock-outs on people trying to access its service via an unauthorised Android app.
The Facebook-owned messaging service said that it had acted against users of WhatsApp Plus because of concerns that the program might cause private data to be leaked to third-parties. The unofficial app offers extra ways to customise how conversations appear.Experts say Android users should be cautious about where they download apps from.
Microsoft is due to shine the spotlight on Windows 10 at its Redmond campus on January 21, and now the company has set a time for you to tune in.
The event will be livestreamed on Microsoft’s dedicated Windows 10 story website from 9am (Pacific) / 5pm (GMT). Don’t worry if you miss it: an on-demand version will be available to view on the same page straight after.
For Time Zone Conversions for the Webcast Visit Here.
Facebook on Tuesday 18th November 2014 launched a new Tech News Page as FB Techwire devoted to surfacing strictly tech news in your timeline. An extension of FB Newswire, will serve as yet another tool for journalists for exposing the highest-quality work of those working in the tech community,billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.
“The goal of FB Techwire is to aid in the discovery of original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos for journalists that care about and cover tech,” Facebook said in an email to AFP.
Posts on the page will also be shared on Twitter from an @fbtechwire account
As Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s director of news and global media partnerships, said earlier this year about Newswire, “It’s all about thinking of Facebook as a primary source of news content, formatted so journalists can easily scan content and pick out what’s newsworthy.” Techwire will surely be treated the same way.
While many of us expected Nokia to come back to handset business, it seems Nokia is thinking something different, some ahead and it looks like a box, very close to a setup-box and even closer to what Apple TV looks like. This is the second teaser they did, the first came with all hands up, which we thought has to do something with wearable, but this looks totally different.
WANT TO SEE #MORELUMIA ?
Microsoft has posted a teaser on Facebook which hints at a new Lumia announcement coming on November 11.
The post includes a close up of a front-facing camera and the date 11.11.2014. Along with the image, the Nokia Facebook page cryptically states the motto “Big on experiences” and the hashtag #MoreLumia’.
This might be the youth-oriented midranger that has leaked before with Microsoft Lumia branding. This one is supposed to sport a 5″ HD screen, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon chipset, 1 GB RAM, and a 5 MP camera. In any case, the date given is 11.11, so not much more to wait before all is revealed.
Furthermore, on Microsoft’s website it adds, “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone”, suggesting that we’re in store for a mid-range device.
Be sure to remain tuned for the announcement next week.
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WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe.
While it’s not too much to pay $1 for using something like WhatsApp which has 600 million subscribers, Neeraj Arora, Vice-President of WhatsApp, said that WhatsApp is not enforcing the fee in India as it is still not easy to pay for it due to multiple ecosystem and low penetration of payment models.
“Monetization is on the cards. It will happen over the next few years. We believe in the subscription model and not in advertising as people do not like to have ads as they converse.”
One way WhatsApp could charge users in the subcontinent is by tying up with carriers and collecting subscription charges from offline channels. WhatsApp already works with carriers in bundling data plans that do not charge users for the service, which has a user base of 70 million in the country
On cutting into the SMS business of telecom operators, he said the company has asked them to tie up with WhatsApp as they could sell more data with more and more people getting onto WhatsApp.
“They understood the point. We have tied up with five telcos in India,” he said.
WhatsApp does not have advertising tie-ups. “We believe in the subscription model and not in advertising as people do not like to have ads as they converse,” he explained.
Courtesy : The Hindu
Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is “looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon,” and, Nokia’s existing phone websites and social network accounts will now be transitioned over to the Microsoft Lumia branding in the coming days. Microsoft has also revealed that it will use the company’s name on the front and rear of future Lumia devices in a simple replacement of the Nokia branding.
While Lumia phones will drop the Nokia brand entirely, Microsoft still has a 10-year license to use the Nokia brand on basic phones. “Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia-branded, entry-level category of phones, such as the Nokia 130,” explains Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft. “We have licensed the Nokia brand for such devices.” It’s not clear how many of these types of devices Microsoft will continue to focus on. Microsoft is killing off the majority of Nokia’s feature phones in favor of Windows Phone, with only the very basic mobile phones still likely to be produced in future
SOURCE : – NOKIA CONVERSATION
Truecaller, which allows smartphone owners to see who is calling them, has been available for Windows Phone owners for some time. Today, a new update for the app has been released specifically for Windows Phone 8.1 users that adds real-time Caller ID features.
Truecaller claims they have the first Windows Phone app that provides live Caller ID features. It states, “Now, when Truecaller users are using a 3G or WiFi connection, live Caller ID will identify numbers from all over the world, even if it is beyond what is written in the user’s contact books. Not only will Truecaller show the names of incoming calls that are not in your phonebook, but it will also notify you if one of those calls is a spam call reported by the 85-million user Truecaller Community.”
“We linked up with Microsoft to bring a unique and special partnership providing Truecaller live Caller ID for our Truecaller Lumia users who have upgraded to the latest Windows Phone 8.1. Truecaller is the first app to bring a live Caller ID functionality to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Now, when Truecaller users are using a 3G or WiFi connection, live Caller ID will identify numbers from all over the world, even if it is beyond what is written in the user’s contact books.”
“We are very happy to be able to support Truecaller in bringing this great functionality globally to Windows Phone for the first time. Our partnership goes back several years and we have seen that Truecaller is a very dedicated company focused on delivering a great service for its users.”
Say’s Mikael Stendahl, Head of Partner & Developer Relations at Microsoft.
Truecaller worked in partnership with Microsoft to add this new feature in their app.
Windows Phone Lumia users who update the Truecaller app to the new 4.2 version by October 30 will also get 30 days of free Premium access.
Please note that it does require Windows Phone 8.1 to work, and it may be just for Lumia devices as it also needs the Network+ update.
SOURCE : – TRUECALLER BLOG