Android: Android smartphone users are losing their biggest ‘WhatsApp advantage’

Android smartphone users are set to lose their biggest ‘WhatsApp advantage’. Google and WhatsApphave announced a change where WhatsApp chat and media backups on Android devices will be counted towards users’ Google account cloud storage. “WhatsApp chat and media backups on Android will start counting toward your Google Account cloud storage limit from December 2023 onward,” said Google in a statement.For those unaware, so far Google offered Android smartphone users free storage to take backup of their WhatsApp chats. This free storage is over and above the 15GB storage that comes with every Google account.
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Google offers 15GB of free storage with every Google Account. This 15GB is shared across Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos. This change is rolling out starting December 2023 for WhatsApp Beta users and will “slowly roll out to all WhatsApp Android users across the first half of 2024.” There will be a banner in WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat backup “30 days before this change happens.”
In the statement, the company noted that the storage it offers free is three times more than what Apple offers in iCloud. The free storage offered with Google accounts is “3X more than most mobile platforms” in a shot at iOS and iCloud. Yet Google also points out that the “WhatsApp backup experience on Android will be in line with how it works on other platforms.”
What if users hit storage limit
If users hit their storage limit, they will be required to free up space to resume backups by removing items they do not need.
Google already offers storage management tools to quickly bulk delete photos and other large files that date back to when it made changes to its Google Photos backup policy. Another suggestion is deleting items from WhatsApp, thus
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Google and Samsung partner to fix one of Android’s biggest annoyances

One of Android’s biggest annoyances is how different devices handle background services. While Google has a set of guidelines on how background processes should be handled, Android manufacturers tweak their behavior to improve their devices’ battery efficiency. Mostly, this breaks the app’s intended behavior and offers a poor user experience. At I/O 2022, the company revealed its efforts to fix Android’s background app issues. We saw the fruit of those labor with Android 14, which brings several changes for foreground services. Going a step further, Google is announcing a deeper partnership with Samsung to deliver a more consistent experience.

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In a post on the Android Developers blog, Google announced it is partnering with Android hardware manufacturers to ensure a consistent and uniform implementation of Android 14’s background APIs. Samsung is the first company to join Google’s efforts, with the benefit of their collaboration bearing fruit once One UI 6.0 drops for Galaxy devices later this year.

Some of the changes to background and foreground services in Android 14 include streamlined background operations, an optimized internal broadcast system, and new Google Play policies to restrict device and network abuse.

In its statement, the Korean giant says starting with One UI 6.0, “foreground services of apps targeting Android 14 will be guaranteed to work as intended so long as they are developed according to Android’s new foreground service API policy.” So, you may not immediately see the benefit of this partnership once One UI 6.0 drops. But as developers update their apps for Android 14, the experience should get a lot better.

Samsung has the dubious honor of the Android manufacturer that aggressively kills background apps on its devices. The situation worsened after Android 11 dropped, leading to delayed notifications, inconsistent

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Google gives Sheets, Docs, and Slides their biggest usability upgrade yet

Google Workspace apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides are great companions to get serious work done. But by now, all three of these services have amassed a plethora of tools scattered across different menus, making some outright impossible to discover some of them. To make the hunt less daunting, Google is doing what it’s best at: It’s introducing a search tool that helps you find all the hidden functions and features in the three apps.

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This “enhanced tool finder” is more powerful than anything we’ve seen on the platform before because it understands regular human sentences and instructions. Google offers the example of typing “who last viewed this document,” which automatically opens up the Activity dashboard containing the details of the people who have viewed the document. The feature also works for simpler commands like “remove column a” – seriously, this is much better than dealing with the right-click menu.

Users who have just created a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation will find preset options or suggestions to help them get started, including Insert rows/columns in Sheets, Meeting notes within Docs, and Edit theme or Spell check in Slides.

This animation shows the new tool finder in action on a Google Sheets document. It is used to apply formatting, change row sizes, and more by just searching and hitting enter.

Google says it might take a while until the feature becomes available for everyone, but it’s rolling out now in any case.

Google admits that the search bar isn’t entirely new. Right now, a less powerful version of it lives in the help menu, also accessible via the Alt+\ or Option+\ keyboard shortcut, which is going to be used for the new search tool, too. People who currently use this method will be redirected to the new one.

Following the transition, the redirect will be removed as the tool finder secures its place in the toolbar. The feature will be accessible

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15 Biggest Advertising Companies In The World

In this article, we discuss the 15 biggest advertising companies in the world. If you want to read about some more advertising companies, go directly to 5 Biggest Advertising Companies In The World.

Advertising is an essential part of modern businesses. It is the practice of using various forms of media to disseminate information about a product, service or idea with the intention of persuading the audience to take a specific action, such as buying a product or using a service. The goal of advertising is to reach a large audience, increase brand awareness, and establish credibility with the audience. The specific messages that are used to promote a product, service or idea in advertising are referred to as advertisements, commonly known as “ads”. 

It is the responsibility of a certain business, to be honest, and transparent in its advertising campaigns. A business should not make false claims about the product or service it is offering. A business should be creative when it comes to creating ads to get more reach and conversion for its product or service. Budgeting and innovation are the keys for an advertising company to meet their goals. 

Advertising can be presented through a variety of mediums, such as television and radio commercials, print ads in newspapers and magazines, online banners and sponsored content, billboards, and even the placement of products in movies or television programs. Each medium has its unique benefits and drawbacks, and it’s crucial for a business to consider these factors when choosing the right medium for its target audience. 

According to the data provided by Research and Markets, as of 2021, the worldwide advertising market reached a value of $590.3 billion. It is expected that this market will continue to grow and reach a value of $792.7 billion by 2027, displaying

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