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New Instagram service feature – Insta Checkout?

Instagram has been slowly coming up with its online shopping tools, and now this photo focused platform will be having its own shopping cart.
On March 19, Instagram launched a checkout tool, which allows users to do both – shop and then go through checkout without ever leaving the Instagram platform.
Instagram checkout works with existing tools like – shopping tags and stickers inside both feed posts and Stories. It allows users to choose different options like sizes and color and also includes a “check out on Instagram” button. Further, it says checkout information will be “securely saved” for future orders.

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Once checkout is completed on Instagram, the order will be tracked and send delivery updates right inside of Instagram’s notifications. This service will also have an option for returns /cancellations, in-progress order, or request support.

Few of partnerships helped launch the new checkout tool, including a partnership with Paypal, one of the payment options. eCommerce platform BigCommerce is also an early partner for the tool, enabling businesses to make Instagram transactions.
Some stores will be launching checkout soon, the tool is available beginning today from the following :
Adidas (@adidaswomen)
Anastasia Beverly Hills (@anastasiabeverlyhills)
Balmain (@balmain)
Burberry (@burberry)
ColourPop (@colourpopcosmetics)
Dior (@dior)
H&M (@hm)
Kuda Beauty (@hudabeautyshop)
KKW (@kkwbeauty)
Kylie Cosmetics (@kyliecosmetics)
MAC Cosmetics (@maccosmetics)
Michael Kors (@michaelkors)
NARS (@narsissist)
Nike (@niketraining and @nikewomen)
NYX Cosmetics (@nyxcosmetics)
Oscar Dela Renta (@oscardelarenta)
Ouai Hair (@theouai)
Outdoor Voices (@outdoorvoices)
Prada (@prada)
Revolve (@revolve)
Uniqlo (@uniqlo)
Warby Parker (@warbyparker)
Zara (@Zara)
Though the tool is still in beta, it is in action with few of fashion, beauty, and athletics retailers. Business owners can apply for the beta program online.

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How to buy a laptop battery?

A battery is a laptop component that supplies power to a device, enabling that device to work without a power cord. Batteries are capable of powering a laptop computer for several hours depending on how much power it requires. Today, many high-end devices such as computers, laptops and mobiles use rechargeable batteries that allow a user to recharge the battery once drained out of energy. So no matter how well you treat your laptop’s battery, it will eventually die. If you’re lucky, it will be time to replace your laptop by the time its battery dies. If you’re not, you’ll need to replace the battery.

Now, Question arises – How do you know what to buy, from who to buy, and what you even should be looking for when buying a laptop battery?

When you buy a replacement battery for your laptop, you need to consider several factors, including Part number, Make, and Model and Capacity and Voltage and Number of Cells and finally the Retailer, Price and Warranty.

Part Number, Make, and Model

The part number above all is what needs to be known before going to buy your battery. And Also the make and model are next most important part identifiers you must know.  The make is the manufacturer (e.g. Asus, Acer, Hp, Samsung, Dell etc). The model is a multi-component word that includes the line and actually model number.For example the HP Compaq Presario CQ42-301AU is an example of a HP Compaq made laptop that is part of the Presario series and which has model number CQ42-301AU.

Capacity

Capacity also known as run-time Battery capacity quantifies the total amount of energy stored within a battery. More capacity equals a longer run-time between battery charges. Battery capacity is measured in amperes, which is the volume of electrons passing through the batteries electrolyte per second. A milliAmp hour (mAh) is the most commonly used notation system for consumer electronic batteries.  For Example Capacity 8800MAH

Voltage

For laptop batteries the most common voltage measurements are: 7.2V, 9.6V, 10.8V, 11.1V, and 14.4V. Since you cannot choose the voltage measurement for your laptop go with whatever measurement is closest to your old battery. The best example would be a 10.8V battery could be used with an 11.1V battery.

Number of Cells

The number of cells is important since the more cells contained in the battery the higher the capacity will be. To determine the number of cells in your laptop battery you need to have some general idea of what cells are being used in your battery. So battery can 6cell, 9cell, 12cell.

Retailer, Price and Warranty

Once you have all the above information now it is time to pick and choose a retailer to buy from. When choosing a retailer to buy a laptop battery from take into consideration the retailer’s reputation, the price, the warranty, and the return policy. Be smart about where you buy from and only buy from a reputable retailer. With batteries you never want used  or fake So we at Gabstores make sure that if a problem arises then we are there to make it right.

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Time Alerts on Consumption of Facebook and Instagram

Facebook announced on Wednesday, August 1 -Facebook and Instagram will soon let you know just how long you have spent on these social network platforms. As they have a set of time management tools for Facebook and Instagram users. The tools will monitor your time on the networks and will send you control notifications, and also users will be able to set a daily time limit.

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Many social media users are aware of how easy it is to open the app to check notifications only to end up spending 20 minutes scrolling through memes, blog posts, and pictures of relatives and watching videos. Today’s new set of tools are just one of the updates the network has launched since CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared that his 2018 goal was to make time on the networks time well-spent, reducing passive consumption and increasing engagement on the networks.

This time management tool will be available in the settings menu on both Facebook and Instagram — on Facebook, the option is called “Your Time on Facebook” while Instagram users can find similar tools by tapping on “Your Activity” from the settings menu. The new feature as on daily bases will display the time you spend on these social network platforms, with a graph chart activity by weekday.

With this new tool the users will get a reminder alert from Facebook or Instagram they’ve reached a set amount of time spent on the network. Facebook isn’t going to shut you down, but it will send you a pop-up notification if you’ve lost track of time scrolling through the news-feed. And if you are not interested in getting the pop-up notification then there is an option to temporarily “Mute Push Notifications” in the settings section.

Early in June the new features were leaked, join a list of changes designed to create less passive consumption and more interaction, including a pop-up button and Instagram’s new notice that “You’re all caught up.”

Facebook and Instagram says, the updates are rolling out soon.”

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Snapchat now lets you use speech recognition to animate your face

Getting bored with sticking out your tongue, blinking or raising eyebrow to get that Snapchat Lens to change? Here’s Snapchat’s latest Lenses respond to audible keywords. Rolling out starting Wednesday, August 1, the new Lenses animate will trigger by using specific English words.

As reported by TechCrunch, the new lenses use speech recognition instead of facial recognition to identify when to trigger an animation. By using single-word triggers to animate the augmented reality mask. Saying “OK” for example will bring up the hand symbol in one while saying “love” brings dancing hearts in another. On-screen instructions will let the users know what word will trigger the effect.

Earlier this year the update follows the first audio reactive lenses, but respond to specific words instead of changing with the volume like the lenses was launched this May. Snapchat also has Lenses that play audio and voice-altering options. The voice-activated Lenses join other animated options, like opening your mouth to hurl rainbows or a slabber puppy tongue.

These animated lenses could make videos popular by using the triggered words to add the effect at a certain point in the recording. This also work for taking photos, before, after or during the animation. So there is no requirement to stick your tongue out or raise your eyebrows, all you have to do is smile, pout, duck lip or make whatever expression you can maintain, just after saying the keyword.

Snapchat says it will begin to make around five to six of these new lenses available to users within the next week. They’ll appear periodically in the Lens carousel along with the others, starting today, Wednesday August 1st.

The lenses will prompt users how to trigger the animation, when launched, Snapchat says.”

Now things going to get more interesting as these lenses can help to keep Snapchat users engaged, and could potentially turn into a technology in future.

 

Do you plan on using this new Snapchat feature or not? Let us know down in the comments below.

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Whats App launches Group video calling for Voice and Video

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Whats App is now adding group video/voice calling to its iOS and Android app, the company announced it on Monday. Whats App already had this video calling feature since 2016, but calls were, until now, limited to two participants. With the latest change, the app is upping its support to four total participants.

Users now can make group calls to up to four people can hold face-to-face voice or video call, and then by tapping the ‘add participant’ button on the top right corner of the app can add another contact to the call.  As you might have hoped, these group video calls are encrypted with Whats App’s usual end-to-end encryption, ensuring that your communications are always secure.

In the midst of Facebook’s highly anticipated F8 developer conference, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to announce the latest updates to come from the social network’s universe. Not only did Zuckerberg share new features from the Facebook platform, but he also gave us glimpses into what we can expect from other companies that now exist under the Facebook umbrella, including Instagram and Whats App.

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In a post on their blog Whats App said: “Over the last couple years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on Whats App.

“In fact, our users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day.

“We’re excited to announce that group calls for voice and video are coming to Whats App starting today.”

“Today, we’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using Whats App. I

“In India – where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world – we’ll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages.

“We believe that these changes – which we’ll continue to evaluate – will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app.

“We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why Whats App is end-to-end encrypted, and we’ll continue to improve our app with features like this one.”

If we compare the WhatsApp group calling feature with other platforms, the range is surprising. While Facebook Messenger supports group video calls of up to 50 and Skype supports its half, i.e.., 25. Snapchat supports 16 and through Apple’s FaceTime you can connect to 32 people.

Updated on July 31: Allows for Whats App video calls with up to four people can hold face-to-face