Google Files Go now lets you backup files to Google Drive

Google introduced Files Go beta app back in November last year to free up space on your Android phone, later it was released widely in December. The company keeps updating the app adding new features. It got option to open files in other apps, tablet support and more last month. Now it has received an option to back up your files to Google Drive.

To use this, you just need to select the files and click the three dots menu and click “Back up to Google Drive”. You will be asked for confirmation. Then it will list of files that will be backed up. If you have have multiple drive accounts, you need to select one, and you can also select the folder when you want to files to be saved. You need to have Google Drive app to be installed on your phone to use this feature.

The changelog lists that the latest update adds additional SD card features and includes bug fixes and performance improvements. You can download the Google Files Go app from the Play Store here.

Google introduced Files Go beta app back in November last year to free up space on your Android phone, later it was released widely in December. The company keeps updating the app adding new features. It got option to open files in other apps, tablet support and more last month. Now it has received an option to back up your files to Google Drive. To use this, you just need to select the files and click the three dots menu and click "Back up to Google Drive". You will be asked for confirmation. Then it will list of files that will be backed up. If you have have multiple drive accounts, you need to select one, and you can also select the folder when you want to files to be saved. You need to have Google Drive app to be installed on your phone to use this feature. The changelog lists that the latest update adds additional SD card features and includes bug fixes and performance improvements. You can download the Google Files Go app from the Play Store here.

Facebook Messenger now lets you add friends in group calls

Facebook has started rolling out a new update to Messenger that lets you add friends in group audio and video calls. Currently, in order to make a group video call, you will have to disconnect the existing call and start a new conversation from your inbox. 

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With the new feature,  you can simply turn a one-on-one video chat or voice call into a group call without having to interrupt the conversation. During the call, you just tap the screen and select the “add person” icon, and then choose who you want to join. The group calls will still have filters and effects. Once the chat ends you can keep the conversation going in the automatically created group chat in your inbox.

Facebook bringing the ability to add more people, you can now seamlessly make your calls, continue your conversation at the moment, just like if you were together in real life. The ability to add more people to an in-progress video chat or voice call is available now on Android and iOS around the world. You can download the update from PlayStore and AppStore directly.

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Facebook has started rolling out a new update to Messenger that lets you add friends in group audio and video calls. Currently, in order to make a group video call, you will have to disconnect the existing call and start a new conversation from your inbox.  [HTML1] With the new feature,  you can simply turn a one-on-one video chat or voice call into a group call without having to interrupt the conversation. During the call, you just tap the screen and select the “add person” icon, and then choose who you want to join. The group calls will still have filters and effects. Once the chat ends you can keep the conversation going in the automatically created group chat in your inbox. Facebook bringing the ability to add more people, you can now seamlessly make your calls, continue your conversation at the moment, just like if you were together in real life. The ability to add more people to an in-progress video chat or voice call is available now on Android and iOS around the world. You can download the update from PlayStore and AppStore directly. Source

Google said to introduce ARCore 1.0 officially at MWC 2018, but the update is already rolling out

Google is pushing very hard on perfecting the ARCore to bring augmented reality and according to a report from The Variety, the company is planning on releasing the ARCore V1.0 at the MWC 2018 event. ARCore brings augmented reality to billions of Android phones without having to rely on hardware like project Tango.

However, it looks like the update is already available rolling out a bit earlier than planned. Additionally, Google is also expanding the ARCore SDK support to all Nougat devices, instead of just Oreo in the previous V0.91 version. The Variety report states that the V1.0 version is a major push in augmented reality including the release of the ARCore framework to third-party developers.

Google is aiming to make the ARCore available to more than 100 million phones in the near future, and expanding support to Nougat device is the right way to go since Oreo adoption just went past 1%. You can install the ARCore V1.0 via the traditional Play Store or download the APK and side-load it. But with MWC 2018 starting in just a couple of days, we can expect a complete demo of the update with new features and additions at the event.

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Google is pushing very hard on perfecting the ARCore to bring augmented reality and according to a report from The Variety, the company is planning on releasing the ARCore V1.0 at the MWC 2018 event. ARCore brings augmented reality to billions of Android phones without having to rely on hardware like project Tango. However, it looks like the update is already available rolling out a bit earlier than planned. Additionally, Google is also expanding the ARCore SDK support to all Nougat devices, instead of just Oreo in the previous V0.91 version. The Variety report states that the V1.0 version is a major push in augmented reality including the release of the ARCore framework to third-party developers. Google is aiming to make the ARCore available to more than 100 million phones in the near future, and expanding support to Nougat device is the right way to go since Oreo adoption just went past 1%. You can install the ARCore V1.0 via the traditional Play Store or download the APK and side-load it. But with MWC 2018 starting in just a couple of days, we can expect a complete demo of the update with new features and additions at the event. Source | Via

Intel partners with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to launch 5G-connected Windows PCs in 2019

Intel has announced that it is partnering with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to launch 5G connected Windows PCs in 2019. The company will use Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems for the first high-performing 5G-connected PCs that are expected to be on sale from the second half of 2019.

Intel said that it will showcase the concept 5G-connected PC 2 in 1 – connected by an early 5G modem at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that is kick-starting in a couple of days. The concept 5G PC is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processors and show the power of the 5G on a PC by live streaming video over the 5G network.

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Intel says that 5G is a new generation with a lot of positive opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity from the cloud to the network and the client. With 5G connectivity, it will a substantial amount of data needing processing but also new experiences for PC owners additionally untethered VR experience and fast download speeds.

In addition to 5G, Intel will show its future of connectivity including a thin PC with 802.11ax Wi-Fi which builds enhanced levels of manageability and network efficiency. Furthermore, it will also showcase the eSIM functionality …

Intel has announced that it is partnering with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to launch 5G connected Windows PCs in 2019. The company will use Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems for the first high-performing 5G-connected PCs that are expected to be on sale from the second half of 2019. Intel said that it will showcase the concept 5G-connected PC 2 in 1 – connected by an early 5G modem at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that is kick-starting in a couple of days. The concept 5G PC is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processors and show the power of the 5G on a PC by live streaming video over the 5G network. https://youtu.be/iMvdBb1r9gA Intel says that 5G is a new generation with a lot of positive opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity from the cloud to the network and the client. With 5G connectivity, it will a substantial amount of data needing processing but also new experiences for PC owners additionally untethered VR experience and fast download speeds. In addition to 5G, Intel will show its future of connectivity including a thin PC with 802.11ax Wi-Fi which builds enhanced levels of manageability and network efficiency. Furthermore, it will also showcase the eSIM functionality ...

Google partners with 43 carriers and OEMs to accelerate RCS messaging

Google has been actively accelerating its RCS messaging experience on Android phones. The company recently partnered with Huawei, and today it announced that as of today it is working with 43 carriers and device manufacturers to bring better native messaging to every Android user.

Google back in 2017 had opened up the Early Access Program to make it easier for brands to start participating in RCS business messaging and now companies from food, travel, retail and delivery services in the U.S. and Mexico have adopted RCS to have better conversations with customers.

Google says that with RCS, businesses can send more useful and interactive messages to their customers. For example, images in place of text for better understanding and even let the customer select and buy something, without leaving the messaging app.

Google in the U.S. has collaborated with Sprint to enable campaigns with 1-800 Contacts, 1-800-Flowers.com, Booking.com, SnapTravel, and Subway and many others. Along with messaging partners 3C, CM.com, Mobivity, OpenMarket, Smooch and Twilio. It is also working with Telcel to bring campaigns to Mexico soon with 5 Piso, Broxel, DHL Mexico and Secretaria de Salud along with messaging partners Airmovil, Auronix, Aldeamo, and Tiaxa.

The company says that it is aiming to bring the RCS messaging to businesses …

Google has been actively accelerating its RCS messaging experience on Android phones. The company recently partnered with Huawei, and today it announced that as of today it is working with 43 carriers and device manufacturers to bring better native messaging to every Android user. Google back in 2017 had opened up the Early Access Program to make it easier for brands to start participating in RCS business messaging and now companies from food, travel, retail and delivery services in the U.S. and Mexico have adopted RCS to have better conversations with customers. Google says that with RCS, businesses can send more useful and interactive messages to their customers. For example, images in place of text for better understanding and even let the customer select and buy something, without leaving the messaging app. Google in the U.S. has collaborated with Sprint to enable campaigns with 1-800 Contacts, 1-800-Flowers.com, Booking.com, SnapTravel, and Subway and many others. Along with messaging partners 3C, CM.com, Mobivity, OpenMarket, Smooch and Twilio. It is also working with Telcel to bring campaigns to Mexico soon with 5 Piso, Broxel, DHL Mexico and Secretaria de Salud along with messaging partners Airmovil, Auronix, Aldeamo, and Tiaxa. The company says that it is aiming to bring the RCS messaging to businesses ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pricing surface ahead of the launch, said to start at $1035

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch are just two days away, and we almost have every detail including specifications about the flagships that is there and today we also have the pricing as well. According to popular leakster Evan Blass, the Galaxy S9 is said to start at 841 Euros (US$1035 / Rs. 67125 approx.), while the bigger variant; the S9+ is expected to retail at 997 Euros (US$1228 / Rs. 79560 approx.) in Europe. 

The Galaxy S9 is the most anticipated flagship to launch at the MWC 2018 event and going by the rumored and leaked specifications; it sure looks like it is worth the hype. The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inches Quad HD+(1440 x 2960 resolution) while the S9+ packs a bigger 6.2 inches with the similar resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core processor.

Outside of the USA, the S9 and the S9+ will be powered by the Samsung’s very own Exynos 9810 clocked at 2.9GHz Octa-Core processor. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the S9+ will feature a bigger 6GB RAM and same 64GB storage. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Galaxy Experience U.I 9.0.

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The Galaxy S9+ will have the dual-rear camera arrangement with …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch are just two days away, and we almost have every detail including specifications about the flagships that is there and today we also have the pricing as well. According to popular leakster Evan Blass, the Galaxy S9 is said to start at 841 Euros (US$1035 / Rs. 67125 approx.), while the bigger variant; the S9+ is expected to retail at 997 Euros (US$1228 / Rs. 79560 approx.) in Europe.  The Galaxy S9 is the most anticipated flagship to launch at the MWC 2018 event and going by the rumored and leaked specifications; it sure looks like it is worth the hype. The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inches Quad HD+(1440 x 2960 resolution) while the S9+ packs a bigger 6.2 inches with the similar resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core processor. Outside of the USA, the S9 and the S9+ will be powered by the Samsung’s very own Exynos 9810 clocked at 2.9GHz Octa-Core processor. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the S9+ will feature a bigger 6GB RAM and same 64GB storage. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Galaxy Experience U.I 9.0. [HTML1] The Galaxy S9+ will have the dual-rear camera arrangement with ...

UWB Rallies Forces in the IoT

DecaWave will try to rally other UWB chip vendors later this year to form a trade alliance to promote their wireless IoT location technology.

DecaWave will try to rally other UWB chip vendors later this year to form a trade alliance to promote their wireless IoT location technology.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Review

The Mi TV is here. It would be safe to say that this is the next big category for Xiaomi in India. A 55 inch 4K HDR capable television panel for Rs. 39,999? By any measure that’s a steal but Xiaomi’s hardware is usually only part of the equation. Similar to MIUI on their phones, the company has worked hard to introduce the Patchwall interface on their television. More than just an interface, it is a paradigm shift in how television makers approach usability. So how well does the entire package work? Read on to find out.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 specifications

55-inch (3840 x 2160 pixels) 4K display with 178-degree viewing angle, 8 ms, 6000: 1 contrast ratio
2GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, 8GB internal memory (eMMC 5.1)
MIUI TV with PatchWall AI based on Android
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5GHz) 2X2, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 3 x HDMI 2.0, AV, 1 x USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, Ethernet
Supports H.265 4K at 60 / 30 fps, H.265 1080P at 60 fps, H.263 1080P at 30 fps, MPEG1 / 2/4 DivX4 the VC-1 / WMV3 1080P at 60 fps, REAL 8/9/10 1080P at 30 fps
2x 8W speaker for DOLBY AUDIO, …

The Mi TV is here. It would be safe to say that this is the next big category for Xiaomi in India. A 55 inch 4K HDR capable television panel for Rs. 39,999? By any measure that's a steal but Xiaomi's hardware is usually only part of the equation. Similar to MIUI on their phones, the company has worked hard to introduce the Patchwall interface on their television. More than just an interface, it is a paradigm shift in how television makers approach usability. So how well does the entire package work? Read on to find out. Xiaomi Mi TV 4 specifications 55-inch (3840 x 2160 pixels) 4K display with 178-degree viewing angle, 8 ms, 6000: 1 contrast ratio 2GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, 8GB internal memory (eMMC 5.1) MIUI TV with PatchWall AI based on Android WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5GHz) 2X2, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 3 x HDMI 2.0, AV, 1 x USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, Ethernet Supports H.265 4K at 60 / 30 fps, H.265 1080P at 60 fps, H.263 1080P at 30 fps, MPEG1 / 2/4 DivX4 the VC-1 / WMV3 1080P at 60 fps, REAL 8/9/10 1080P at 30 fps 2x 8W speaker for DOLBY AUDIO, ...

Netflix

If your goal is to cut the cord, Netflix is a great place to start, thanks to its reasonable price, large collection of TV shows and movies, and growing stable of critically acclaimed original content.

If your goal is to cut the cord, Netflix is a great place to start, thanks to its reasonable price, large collection of TV shows and movies, and growing stable of critically acclaimed original content.

IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for companies to embrace Europe’s new data guidelines

CIOs and other IT pros should not fear the new European data protection rules that are set to take effect on May 25—just a few months away.

Sure, the European Union’s  new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has sparked a ton of work and challenges to tackle but, to torture the words of Samuel Johnson, nothing concentrates the mind like a good crisis.  And a challenge it has been, some might even say a crisis,  for the many, many companies that collect, store, process, and use customer and other personal data. Urgency spurs action.

To read this article in full, please click here

CIOs and other IT pros should not fear the new European data protection rules that are set to take effect on May 25—just a few months away.

Sure, the European Union’s  new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has sparked a ton of work and challenges to tackle but, to torture the words of Samuel Johnson, nothing concentrates the mind like a good crisis.  And a challenge it has been, some might even say a crisis,  for the many, many companies that collect, store, process, and use customer and other personal data. Urgency spurs action.

To read this article in full, please click here