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After Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook’s another messaging application, is now integrating video calling feature. This feature follows last year’s rollout of voice calling.

Spanish website has reported that many Windows Phone users are now seeing the option to make video calls in WhatsApp beta app. As this feature has been enabled by adding a server-side change, the users are reporting the changes without any need to re-install the application.

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Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has started receiving a new update that brings a lot of new features, including the ability to write and draw on photos and videos that users share, as well as add emoji.

“When you capture a new photo or video or share one that’s already on your phone, you’ll automatically see the new editing tools,” team WhatsApp said in a blog post. “Whether you’re drawing a big red heart to show how much you miss someone or adding your favorite emoji – sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.

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Welcome to this week’s overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 8.x and Windows 10 in the past seven days.

This week saw the release of a first batch of converted win32 applications like Kodi, Tweeten or PhotoScape X Pro  in Store.

As always, if I missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good, let me know in the comments below or notify me via email instead.

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Australia is slowly going cashless, but is it also ready to go “cardless”?

An app to be released later this year by the National Australia Bank (NAB) will allow newly approved Visa credit cards to be used through the app before a plastic card even arrives. For payments under A$100, customers will be able to make contactless mobile transactions without ever having a card in their wallet.

“NAB is absolutely focussed on improving the customer experience, and our new App will give customers more control of their cards so it better suits their individual needs,” Angus Gilfillan, executive general manager of consumer lending at NAB, said in a statement.

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Want to make an app but don’t know where to start

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So you have a puzzle game or productivity app rattling around in the back of your head. You know there’s an audience for it, you know users would love it… heck, you even think you could make some cash if you monetize it right.

There’s just one problem.

You have no clue how to develop an Android app.

It’s a daunting position, especially if you’re someone with zero coding experience. All the hot ideas in the world don’t amount to zilch unless you can actually bring them into reality, but learning how to code is often expensive and time consuming.

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Microsoft apps will be pre-loaded on Lenovo and Motorola Android devices

There was a time when Microsoft was seen as the enemy of the Linux and Apple communities. Understandably, at the time, the company only wanted Windows to succeed. Nowadays, however, the operating system is sort of inconsequential. Microsoft seems happy to have its software succeed on ‘competitor’ platforms such as iOS, Android, macOS, Ubuntu and more.

Today, Microsoft announces that it has partnered with Lenovo on a new mobile initiative. The Windows-maker’s productivity apps will be pre-loaded on Lenovo and Motorola-branded devices running Google’s Linux-based Android operating system.

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Video calling app Duo is finally arriving today on Android and iOS

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One half of the dynamic, um, duo of chat apps that Google introduced at I/O is finally here. Almost.

In a blog post, Google announced that one-to-one video calling app Duo would become available on Android and iOS starting today. The post was published late in the evening (Pacific time), so the app should be rolling out right now.

Currently the Play Store Google Duo listing only gives us the option to pre-register for the app. It’s very likely that Google is rolling Duo out gradually, to avoid virtual traffic jams and iron out any unexpected issues that can arise with a brand new service.

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ProShot app is finally coming to Windows 10 next week

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Getting a good quality app on a Windows-powered smartphone is not an easy task. As most Microsoft fans and users will surely attest, it is typical to feel left out on the platform, due to a sad combination of poor business choices and lack of developer backing.

We won’t get too much into that now, but, on a more positive note, we will mention that after the launch of Windows 10 and the new Universal Apps platform, things have definitely started picking up.

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How to Use WhatsApp for Mac

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Want to use WhatsApp on a Mac? Now you can. WhatsApp is a very popular cross-platform messaging client from the iPhone and Android world that is now easily used on a Mac or Windows PC, so if you’re one of the many millions of people who use WhatsApp for communication, you can enjoy the experience on the desktop with a native messaging app.

The WhatsApp client for Mac is full featured and easy to use. To get started, you’ll need a WhatsApp account and an iPhone or Android device with the WhatsApp application installed, beyond that it’s simple to setup and use.

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