WhatsApp issues permanent ban on users with 3rd party apps

After continually issuing warnings and doing temporary bans on users who keep using unauthorized third-party apps, WhatsApp is now permanently blocking those that have ignored the warnings. The "stubborn" users who refused to stop using the messaging app through other apps like Whatsapp+ or WhatsAppMD have found themselves receiving a permanent ban with no way to go back even when they start using the actual app.

New HTC devices to have TouchPal as default keyboard

Starting with its brand new flagship, the HTC M9 series, all of the OEM's new devices will now have TouchPal as their default input engine. This means that they have technically replaced Swype, which has been their default keyboard for the past years, although no official communication has been made regarding this change. HTC did announce that the brand new M9 smartphone is now using TouchPal, but did not comment as to why they've made the change.

Acer upgrades Chromebox CXI with 4th-gen IntelCore i3 chip

August of last year, Acer launched the Chromebox CXI that supports TPM 1.2 and a small footprint. Half a year later, the Taiwanese company updates the CXI lineup by adding a model that runs the 4th-gen IntelCore i3 4030U dual-core processor and supports 4k and 2K displays. Chromebox is now easier to manage and deploy, thanks to the Google Management Console, a web-based console that lets anyone control a set of Chrome OS-powered computers.

Make a word, save some people in Highrise: Word Heroes

Word games are always fun. Well, if you're the type who likes to play around with letters, spellings, and all the other things word smiths enjoy. But do you know what can make it even more fun? If your word forming talent is actually the only thing keeping several people from impending doom! This is the basic premise of Highrise: Word Heroes, where the words you form can actually save lives, even if they are pixelized, digital ones.

Save the world from a dark occult in Pixel Heroes: Bytes & Magic

People who've been missing the old school pixel computer games of yesteryears have no cause for complaint now as a lot of games with this theme have been coming out the past few months. A lot of developers have been either remaking or reviving those games, or creating their own tribute games and improving on them using the latest technology. Pixel Heroes: Bytes & Magic is something you will play the heck out of, if this is your kind of thing.

Glympse for Autos lets drivers share location data

Glympse has launched a new app for drivers that will allow people to share their location as they drive. The new app is called Glympse for Auto and it is on Google Play for download right now. The idea behind the app is to make it easy to share location data with family and friends without having to take eyes off the road.

Slingshot adds “Explore” button to discover more creative people

Facebook's stand-alone photo sharing app Slingshot may not be as popular as others of their kind like Snapchat, Instagram (also owned by Facebook of course), or Flickr, but it does have its own following, and these users have been requesting for several additional features to the app. Well, they've deigned to give you one of those you've been asking for and that is to make it easier to discover creative mobile photographers from around the world.

Trudialer update: better dual SIM support, new app design

For those who aren't satisfied anymore with their smartphone's default dialer, smart dialer apps have been lifesavers, or at least, have made their calling tasks simpler and even more fun. The latest update to one of those kinds of apps, Trudialer, sees redesign and better features, including the ever-important dual SIM support for those who use more than one carrier for their communication needs.
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