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Hey Whats-up guys welcome to the 23rd episode of the tech updates let’s get started. Google silently launched a new app called Pixel Ambient Services. This app is will use sensors on your pixel smartphone to control music and DND mode. So when you turn on the DND mode settings in this app, it will automatically switch your smartphone in DND mode whenever you are driving.

We don’t actually know how it will track that you are driving but most probably even when you are sitting on the passenger seat it will automatically switch to DND mode. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been leaked in images. The images show a vertical dual camera setup at the back just above the fingerprint scanner. And over to the front a 18:9 aspect ratio display it is not bezel-less as we have seen on Mi Mix 2 which will be launching in India tomorrow but at this segment this display looks amazing. Redmi Note 5 and will run on a high-end Mediatek P25 or P30 Chipset. We know that in India Xiaomi cannot use a MediaTek processor so we can expect the new Snapdragon 660 processor on the global variant.

Instagram now allows you to cross post your stories to Facebook. One of the most popular cross-platform game WWE is all set for it’s latest release WWE2K18. You can pre-order the PC version from steam for ₹999 and there is also a Deluxe Edition priced at ₹1,498, Coming to PS4, the game is available for pre-order via Amazon for ₹3,499 and at the same price for the Xbox One.

Last month, Facebook owned WhatsApp announced WhatsApp for business. Which will enable a green verification badge like we have on Facebook an Twitter for verified businesses, which will give them an official WhatsApp account and customers will know where to reach them.Now if you are a business owner and want your business to get verified on WhatsApp you can fill this simple survey  which if accepted will add you to there closed pilot program to test new features. They also mentioned ” We may reach out to you in the event we expand our testing program. Please note that this doesn’t guarantee early access to the program.”.

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Windows, Joe Belfiore, in a series of tweets accepted there failure with the Windows 10 Mobile and how they tired to get more developers to the platform. He even told he himself has switched to Android as the apps he wants to use are not available or not good on the Windows platform.

According to him Windows 10 Mobile in no longer a focus for Microsoft but they will continue to support the platform. Provide bug fixes and security updates etc. But building new features aren’t the focus. So we can assume Windows 10 Mobile is dead. We hope Microsoft comes back with a whole new platform.

Blackberry has finally launched the Blackberry Motion smartphone which is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It sports a 5.5 inch HD touchscreen display and will be priced at 460 dollars around ₹30,000. Swipe has launched another budget smartphone in India called Swipe Elite Pro at a price of ₹6,999. The smartphone is now available to buy excursively via Snapdeal.The smartphone is powered by an unspecified 1.4GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD upto 64GB.

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