Microsoft OneDrive offering 30GB of free storage if you let it backup your phone’s photos

Microsoft is running a special offer till the end of the current month. The company would double your free storage to 30GB if you let it backup your phone’s media content using the official apps.

The company said:

All you have to do is sign up for OneDrive and activate the auto upload feature for your camera roll sometime between now and the end of September, and you will get 30 GB of free OneDrive storage moving forward (15 GB base and 15 GB camera roll bonus). Not an iPhone user? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This also applies to anyone who already uses the OneDrive camera roll on Windows Phone, Android and Windows (Download) – you’ll see your storage go up as well. Same for any existing iPhone users who backup their photos to OneDrive.

Read more: Hey iPhone Users…You Can Now Get 30 GB of Free Storage with OneDrive! | OneDrive Blog

Vodafone’s Unique ‘Campus Selfies’ Initiative launched In Maharashtra And Goa

  • Will reach out to student community across 65 colleges by creating an environment of fun and excitement
  • Winner of the contest to be the face of a mega outdoor campaign
  • Vodafone campus selfies team will tour the campuses and educate the student community on the ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media’

In a unique attempt to connect with the student community across Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers has announced the launch of ‘Vodafone Campus Selfies’. The contest will be hosted on the Facebook page of ‘Vodafone Campus Selfies’. The winner of the campaign will be the face of mega outdoor campaign that Vodafone will run in Maharashtra and Goa.

The contest will run across 10 cities including Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, Kolhapur, Goa, Amravati, Nanded, Nagpur & Vasai.

All that the participants have to do is click a selfie and post it on the app created on the Facebook page– https://www.facebook.com/CampusSelfies/app_1515798265301751. The winner of the contest will be determined by the number of “likes” the photo receives during the tenure of the contest. The contest is open till last week of October.

Starting today, a ‘Vodafone Campus Selfies activation team’ will tour 65 colleges across Maharashtra and Goa creating awareness about the campaign. The team will create an experience zone which will teach participants on how to capture the perfect selfie. Moreover, Vodafone India, as a responsible corporate,will educate students on the ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media’ which will teach them basic principles one should follow while making use of the social media portals.

Speaking about the unique initiative, Ishmeet Singh, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India Said, “We, at Vodafone, are always at the forefront in providing unique and differentiated experience to our customers. With increasing data penetration and rise of smartphones, the selfie phenomenon has become an instant hit within the student community. ‘Vodafone Campus Selfies’is aimed to engage with this community by creating an environment of fun and excitement while educating them on how to use the social media platforms responsibly.”

Google accepting Chrome Apps for availability on Google Play for Education platform

Google is now accepting applications from Chrome app developers who can submit their education related apps for the Google Play for Education platform.

The company said that they can opt in to include their apps from the Chrome Web Store Developer Dashboard.

Google added:

Google Play for Education helps educators discover and deploy Chrome and Android apps and other educational content to students in just a few clicks. As a result, you can get more exposure for your apps without having to knock on school doors.

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Google Calendar now accept internationalized email addresses like Gmail

Google today announced support for internationalized email addresses on their Calendar platform. This comes after Gmail got the same support few weeks ago. Google said:

As announced for Gmail last month (http://goo.gl/XqLSlI), Google Calendar now lets you use email addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, such as 武@メール.グーグル, to invite friends, share calendars, or take any action where email addresses are used.

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Google Drive makes it easy to create bulleted or numbered lists on the go

Google Drive has adopted another feature from Microsoft Office. While working on a file, Drive would automatically create a bulleted or numbered list when you use symbols like asterisk or hyphen at the start of a sentence.

This is similar to what Microsoft Word does while working on a document so it is good to have this feature on Drive as well.

Google said:

For example, when you type an asterisk [*], hyphen [-], etc. followed by the spacebar, it will automatically start a bulleted list without needing any toolbar or menu buttons. And there’s one more handy update–you can hit backspace immediately after any autocorrection, including automated lists, to undo it.

Read more: One of our goals is to make it as easy as possible for you to create and format…

Myntra.com Adds New App to Apple Customers’ Cart

One can’t have failed to notice the rapid adoption and transformation of online shopping via mobile devices in the recent months. To cater to this growing need, Myntra.com, India’s largest fashion e-tailer, launched the iPhone shopping app.

The light-weight app is designed specifically to help consumers search the portal’s vast online store of over 70,000 products with ease to cater to their fashion and lifestyle needs.

Through this app, Myntra is building an interactive shopping experience for iPhone users, taking consumer engagement to a new degree of personalization and service by customizing the display and filtering of products.

Since its launch, the app is already among the top ranking lifestyle apps on Apple iStore.

Over 40 percent of Myntra’s orders now happen on mobile devices, a year back it was less than 10 percent.

This increased use of digital devices is ushering in a new era of ‘visual commerce’ that’s about to revolutionise the world of shopping.

Speaking on the launch, Shamik Sharma, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Myntra, said “We’re always looking for ways to make life easier for customers.

The iPhone app will empower customers with an intelligent product discovery experience which enhances ease of purchase.”

Visit the Apple Store to download the Myntra.com app and enjoy shopping on the go or follow this link to visit the app store – http://bit.ly/1qBKt7M

Instapaper goes free with in-app-purchases

Developers behind the Instapaper platform have made the app free. There is a paid version available with additional features.

Latest version has these improvements:

- Introducing Text-to-Speech
– User profiles & new Browse section: create your own profile, share articles you’ve saved and browse what your friends are saving

Read more: Instapaper – Android Apps on Google Play

Premium edition offer full-text search, unlimited highlights and Text-to-Speech playlists.

Yahoo Weather Comes Alive in iOS Update

Yahoo today announced the latest iOS update by taking the award-winning experience on the Yahoo Weather App even further. By using technology typically only experienced in video games, we’re bringing weather to life on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through animations that appear directly in the Yahoo Weather Today widget as well as in your app. It’s the same beautiful design and location-based weather photos from Flickr, now combined with amazing weather effects.

Now when you check the forecast during a hot summer day, you will actually see the haze come across your screen. You’ll also see the rain, snow, and fog –with even more effects coming soon.

These animated effects will make checking the forecast daily more delightful than ever. So take the opportunity to explore the weather in your favorite places around the world, and see for yourself. Update your app or download the latest version in the App Store today.

Read more: Yahoo Weather on the App Store on iTunes

Opera renews partnership to preinstall Opera Mini on all upcoming Micromax Android devices

Opera Mini on 50 Micromax Android devices

Opera Software and Micromax, one of the world’s largest handset manufacturers, have announced that they have extended the time frame of their partnership to preinstall Opera Mini as an exclusive third-party mobile web browser on all Android devices launched by Micromax. These devices will be available in India, Russia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

50 devices already available

The two companies joined forces last year and to date Opera Mini has been preinstalled on over 50 models of Android smartphones and tablets shipped by Micromax. This partnership has enabled millions of Micromax users to enjoy the benefits of browsing the internet with Opera Mini.

Reasons to preinstall Opera Mini

Opera Mini is popularly known to deliver a smart, more social web experience at high speeds. It offers features such as Smart Page notifications, Speed Dial website shortcuts, download manager, password manager, visual tabs, saved webpages for offline viewing and a share feature – all creating a smooth and fun browsing experience. Opera Mini compresses webpages to as little as 10% of their original size before sending them to the handset; as a result, content is delivered faster, and users save on data costs. Consumers can monitor their data savings via Data Usage menu in the browser. By preinstalling, Micromax can make sure that its users get a smooth web experience from the devices.

A Micromax spokesperson comments, “Smartphones have paved the way for a more connected world, with internet being one of the game-changers in the handset industry. At Micromax, we have always strived to democratize technology for the masses through our innovative product portfolio, service offerings and smart partnerships. Through this collaboration with Opera Software, we are empowering our users with a seamless and faster web browsing experience, giving them an unmatched user interface on their smartphones.”

Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software, says, “This partnership has helped us reach out to millions of people whose primary source of web consumption is through mobile devices. With Micromax becoming the #1 handset manufacturer in India, there is a huge opportunity for us to equip a wide audience with the power of the web.”

Opera Mini is also available as a free download from m.opera.com, or users can download it for their Android smartphones from Google Play.

BitTorrent Bleep is out of private alpha. Gets OS X and Android apps!

BitTorrent Inc. has finally taken out their secure instant messaging platform Bleep out of private alpha. The app now has public test builds for Windows, OS X and Android. The company said:

Every message sent through Bleep is fully encrypted, end to end, and only stored locally on your device, ensuring privacy with every message. Users can also easily delete their encrypted message history, leaving no trace of conversation behind.

Read more: BitTorrent Bleep Alpha Goes Public, Introduces Mac and Android apps | The Official BitTorrent Blog
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