Instagram Launches Stories Archive and Stories Highlights

Instagram Launches Stories Archive and Stories Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stories Archive and Stories Highlights are the new features
  • Highlights will be visible in a scroll above your photos
  • Available on version 25 for Android and iOS

Instagram on Tuesday rolled out two big updates for all Instagram profiles – Stories Archive and Stories Highlights. These two features are part of Instagram’s effort to let users save their stories for later use and give them another platform to represent their profiles.

Stories Archive lets you add your stories to the Archive feature. Stories will automatically save in your private archive for you to reference later. You can reshare Stories from your archive to your current Story, share them as a post in feed, add them to a highlight (called Stories Highlights), or turn off Stories Archive altogether.

On the other hand, Stories Highlights refers to a new space on your Instagram profile where you can source images from Stories Archive. The archived photos will appear on your profile in this new tab. You can add as many highlights as you want from your archive and they’ll appear as a horizontal scroll bar above your photo grid.

To access the stories in your archive, tap the Archive icon on your profile. From there, you can easily switch between your Posts Archive and the new Stories Archive. The first story from each day will show a date indicator to help you navigate your archive as you scroll. The new feature will be available from Instagram version 25 on Android and iOS.

The Stories Archive feature has been a highly requested feature on Instagram as Snapchat has offered something similar for a while. Instagram has been accused, on numerous instances, of copying Snapchat’s features in the past.

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New Volkswagen Tiguan Launch: Highlights

New Volkswagen Tiguan Launch: Highlights

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has been launched in India at Rs. 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new VW Tiguan premiered in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show before making an appearance at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi last year. The SUV went into production at the company’s facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in March 2017. Offered in two variants, the SUV comes loaded with features such as electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, LED tail lamps, reverse camera, illuminated scuff plates, etc.. As far as its rivals go – the Tiguan SUV faces competition from established names such as the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq in India.

Built on the company’s MQB platform, the Tiguan comes powered by a 2-litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine. Paired to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission, the motor develops 147 bhp and 330 Nm of peak torque.

Volkswagen Tiguan has been launched in India at Rs. 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV, available with only a diesel engine, will be offered in two trim levels.

Volskwagen Tiguan Vs Competition: Size Vs Price
Volskwagen Tiguan Vs Competition: Dimensions Comparison
Volkswagen Tiguan: Price
Volkswagen Tiguan has been launched at Rs. 27.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai)

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV: Feature Highlights
Volkswagen Tiguan: Engine And Drivetrain
Volkswagen Tiguan SUV: Safety Features
Now that the launch is underway, we finally have more information about the Tiguan SUV.

May 24, 2017

12:07 PM

Volkswagen Tiguan: History
a. First generation Tiguan SUV was launched in 2007

b. It used the PQ35 platform which was shared with the Golf

c. It was a five door, five-seater configuration with various engine and transmission options

d. The Tiguan SUV received fron wheel drive (FWD) or all wheel drive (AWD)

e. VW Tiguan was originally manufactured in Wolfsburg

f. Subsequently, it was also manufactured in China and Russia

g. Volkswagen has sold 3.5 million Tiguans worldwide

May 24, 2017

12:03 PM

Volkswagen Tiguan: Dimensions
Length: 4,486 mm

Width: 1,839 mm

Height: 1,672 mm

Wheelbase: 2,677 mm

Ground Clearance: 149 mm

Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel): 1,720 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity: 71-litres

Boot Capacity: 615-litres with all seats up, 1,655-litres with rear seat folded

Active hood

Easy open boot with one touch close

Driving mode selector

Hill descent control

Panaromic sunroof with LED surround lighting

Volkswagen Tiguan Features: Pictures
4MOTION technology

Its cabin receives additional features such as keyless entry with push button start/stop function, panoramic sunroof, illuminated scuff plates, Dark Grid inserts for dashboard and front door panels, ambient lighting, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and reverse parking camera.
Volkswagen Tiguan Highline: Features
In addition to the Comfortline’s provisions, Highline gets 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome inserts for the front bumper, and silver roof rails.
Other provisions include hill descent control, front and rear disc brakes, automatic headlamps, tyre pressure monitor, six airbags, ABS with EBD, and park distance control.
Volkswagen Tiguan Comfortline: Interior Features
Inside, it receives three-zone climate control, five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function for the driver, footwell lamp, and an electrically operated tailgate with adjustable opening angle.
It also gets 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, electrically operable outside rear-view mirrors, and black roof rails.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Features
Comfortline, the base trim, is fairly well-equipped. It gets a chrome-accented grille, LED headlamps with daytime running lights, LED foglamps, and LED taillamps.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Specs
Engine: 2-litre TDI

Power: 141 bhp

Torque: 340 Nm

Transmission: Seven-speed DSG

VW Tiguan: Equipment

New Volkswagen Tiguan: Rear Row

VW Tiguan SUV: Boot

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV: Profile

Volkswagen Tiguan: Images
VW Tiguan Front Quarter

And from what we know so far, All-wheel-drive (AWD) will be standard across all variants.
The four-cylinder turbocharged engine will be paired to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
The SUV will be powered by a 2-litre TDI diesel engine developing 147 bhp and a peak torque of 330 Nm.
The platform allows the new Volkswagen Tiguan to shed 50 kg.
Volkswagen Tiguan is built on the highly adaptable MQB platform.
In the meanwhile, read our 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan review here.

While more details about the VW Tiguan are awaited, we can tell you that it will be offered across two trim levels: Comfortline and Highline.
The Tiguan went into production at Volkswagen India’s facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in March 2017 as the company braced for the SUV’s launch here.
The SUV made its Indian debut next year at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The new Tiguan first premiered in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV, currently in its second generation globally, will be launched in India later today.

Highlights from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off with a lengthy keynote on Monday, June 8 in San Francisco. You might not have been able to attend but here are some highlights from the events first day.

Apple revealed the newest versions of its OS X and iOS 9 operating systems. Both of these operating systems are set to roll out to everyone this fall, free of charge. But if you can’t wait until then, Apple is offering public beta’s for both starting in July while developers can try out a beta starting now.

OS X, named El Capitan, is the newest operating system for iMacs, Macbooks, and Mac Pro. El Capitan will be bringing updates to mail, spotlight search function and Siri. Apple says users can also expect faster app launches and a new multi-task function allowing for side-by-side windows.

The iOS 9 update will be for Apple mobile devices iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple claims iOS 9 will be bringing improvements to Siri, promising 40 percent more accuracy and faster response times. Battery life is supposed to get an upgrade with the update as well. Apple says iPhone users can expect up to an hour more battery life with a full charge and typical use. A new low power mode is supposed to extend battery life up to 3 hours for normal use.

The Maps app will now include a new Transit map with the iOS 9 upgrade. Transit map is designed to appeal to those living in larger cities by offering features like step-by-step walking instead of just driving directions. Transit Map will first be available in 10 cities: Baltimore, Berlin, Chicago, London, Mexico City, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington DC.

Apple also announced it is expanding Apple Pay with more retailers now participating. Discover Card will be joining Apple Pay as well as Best Buy, Trader Joe’s and Dunkin Donuts. Apple Pay will also be expanding further internationally by coming to the United Kingdom some time in July.

Image via Apple

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Google Pixel Phones Launch Event Highlights

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That’s about all there is from the event. Thanks for following the live blog. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for detailed coverage.
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There’ll be an embedded Google Assistant SDK next year.
22:52 (IST)
This helps developers create bots for Google Assistant. You can bring in the Uber bot if you ask the Google Assistant to call an Uber.
22:51 (IST)
This will help Google partners use Google Assistant.
22:51 (IST)
He’s talking about Actions on Google. There are two kinds of actions – Direct Actions and Conversational Actions.
22:48 (IST)
Google’s lead engineer for Google Assistant, Scott Huffman, is on stage.
22:47 (IST)
It’ll be available for pre-orders from today and will start shipping on November 4.
22:46 (IST)
Google Home will be available for $129. It comes with free six months of YouTube Red.
22:46 (IST)
Google Home will be available for $129. It comes with free six months of YouTube Red.
22:46 (IST)
Google Home will be available for $129. It comes with free six months of YouTube Red.
22:47 (IST)
It’ll be available for pre-orders from today and will start shipping on November 4.
22:47 (IST)
It’ll be available for pre-orders from today and will start shipping on November 4.
22:48 (IST)
Google’s lead engineer for Google Assistant, Scott Huffman, is on stage.
22:48 (IST)
Google’s lead engineer for Google Assistant, Scott Huffman, is on stage.
22:51 (IST)
He’s talking about Actions on Google. There are two kinds of actions – Direct Actions and Conversational Actions.
22:51 (IST)
He’s talking about Actions on Google. There are two kinds of actions – Direct Actions and Conversational Actions.
22:51 (IST)
This will help Google partners use Google Assistant.
22:51 (IST)
This will help Google partners use Google Assistant.
22:52 (IST)
This helps developers create bots for Google Assistant. You can bring in the Uber bot if you ask the Google Assistant to call an Uber.
22:52 (IST)
This helps developers create bots for Google Assistant. You can bring in the Uber bot if you ask the Google Assistant to call an Uber.
22:54 (IST)
There’ll be an embedded Google Assistant SDK next year.
22:54 (IST)
There’ll be an embedded Google Assistant SDK next year.
22:55 (IST)
That’s about all there is from the event. Thanks for following the live blog. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for detailed coverage.
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The Google Pixel Event begins at 9.30pm IST (9am PT) on Tuesday, and this is Gadgets 360’s live blog of the event. Google is expected to launch two Android smartphones – Pixel and Pixel XL – at the event. This could mark the death of the Nexus brand name and an acknowledgement that the series had a lot of room for improvement.

(Also see: Google Pixel Event: Pixel, Pixel XL, Google Home, and What Else to Expect From the October 4 Event)

The Google October 4 event is also expected to see the unveiling of the Andromeda platform, which could replace Chrome OS. This could be an acknowledgement that Chrome OS has failed and could be Google’s way of trying to break into the market for tablets and laptops.

(Also see: Google Pixel, Pixel XL Leaked on Verizon Ahead of October 4 Event; Google Magic and Blue Colour Variant Revealed)

The Google event is also expected to unveil more details about Google Home, Google Wi-Fi, Chromecast 4K, and the Daydream VR headset. The biggest takeaway here is that Google could be using it’s own ‘G’ logo on all the hardware it launches at the October 4 event. If your Internet connection won’t allow you to catch the event live or you’re stuck at work during the event, you can just follow this live blog for latest updates. Gadgets 360 is at the venue so we’ll have nice event photos too. Stay tuned.
(Also see: Google Daydream VR Headset Tipped to Cost $79; to Be Unveiled on October 4 Event)

We discuss what you can expect from Google’s October 4 event, featuring Pixel smartphones, Andromeda, and more on Orbital: The Gadgets 360 Podcast. You can either subscribe to via iTunes or RSS or just hit the play button below.

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