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These days, it isn't rare to take our mobile devices with us everywhere. Mobile phones and tablets have expanded their abilities at incredible rates. Now, the power under our fingertips is vaster than the technology that sent the Apollo missions to the moon. That is an incredible leap forward that, along with the Internet's global community has completely changed the way that humans interact and live.


The digital age has made people available 24/7, no matter where they are. People can communicate using cutting edge chat-apps that even 15 years ago would have required a powerful desktop PC (remember AOL?). Now, we can chat to someone in Indonesia from Seattle at the drop of the hat - and then be chatting to someone in Ukraine moments later - all while waiting for a train (thanks to 3G or public WiFi).


Digital Drawbacks & Technological Threats


Sadly, along with the ability and will to be connected, also comes some very serious drawbacks. Modern problems. Digital threats that in some ways make people more vulnerable than ever before in history. Being connected leaves a trail and these digital footprints code for who we are like digital DNA. The data we create is highly personal and for that reason that data is incredibly valuable and people must seek to protect it.


What we actually find is a decrease in the level of scrutiny we apply to our online presence. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the plethora of other social media platforms are all there for us to use, but that comes at a cost. We share our intimate moments. We share where we are, when we're away from home, when we're going on holiday, and often leave very easy breadcrumbs on exactly what we're doing, and when we're out, and where to find us. We share details that we wouldn't share with friends or family face to face, but saving them in a public forum is acceptable for millions of us. These posts, and images stay there forever. We think so little of our own private information that we give away lots of our information for free, without even thinking about it.


The inter-connectivity of devices also throws up additional concerns. We login to everything, on everything. Our phones have Facebook, our Facebook is used as a logon tool for many other services. We input our date of birth to gain access, our e-mails, our interests, likes, hobbies, names, friends, and more at an increasing rate. Our entire lives are online somewhere. Where people feel more at home with their mobile devices, we also login to our banks, and provide our financial information. The level of trust that we put into our devices, and the amount of digital data that we're inputting to those devices is increasing, drastically.


Governments, Internet Service Providers, advertisers, corporations, organizations, hackers, and cybercriminals, all want a piece of that pie. The technology has crept up on us quickly and only more recently have people come to accept that data should be considered a form of currency.


Whether it be to protect data from cybercriminals - or the government - the only way to be truly secure is for people to take control of their own digital footprints. Due to the value of personal data, everyone should make efforts to protect it. The sad truth is, that because that data is so valuable everyone is trying to get at it, but fewer are trying to protect it.


Personal cybersecurity


The first thing that people must realize is that mobile devices are just as vulnerable, if not more so, than PCs. In addition, the gap between Apple and Android has closed and now it is common to find malware for both. In fact, in some ways the Open Source nature of Android (as opposed to Apple's proprietary closed source environment) is allowing for encryption apps to pop up at a faster rate: things change.


These days, malware, viruses, spyware, and trojans all offer hackers methods for intercepting data - and their availability online to ‘script kiddies' means that cybercrime is at epidemic levels. The result is an elevated risk of fraud, loss of earnings - and perhaps worst of all - identity theft. For these reason, people need to take personal cybersecurity seriously and must seek to protect themselves and their devices. The most basic step is to make sure that the apps we install on our devices are secure, and that we always update them with the latest security patches and updates.


Third party and untrusted apps might be tempting, but the reality is that they could be malevolent. For this reason, people should to stick to trusted apps from known vendors and app stores. Even on official distributors such as Google Play Store it is possible to come across malicious apps.


For this reason people should take extreme care when downloading apps. Before you agree to install the app, check the permissions carefully. If the app wants access to things it doesn't really need then think twice before installing it. Why does a torch app want access to your GPS location and all of your contacts? If the requests don't seem reasonable simply don't download the app.


Remember that data is a currency, so if an app says it is ‘free' maybe you are actually paying with your data? In some cases, it might be worth paying a pound for a torch app that only requires access to the light on your phone, than to accept the free one that wants access to your entire device.


The Big Public WiFi Threat


Alongside smart devices, which allow us to be connected non-stop, in recent years there has been an explosion in the availability of public internet hotspots. Those hotspots provide high speed connectivity when people are out and about. The advantage of logging onto public connections is that people get to save their mobile data (if they have data limits).


What many people might not realize, however, is that public WiFi can be a security risk. When connected to public networks people's devices are vulnerable to having their data intercepted by another user that is logged onto the same router. This problem is the same on any WiFi - including shared home networks - so if you live in a big house where a lot of people regularly take the password from the router - you could also be at risk. The best solution for the problem is a VPN service.


A VPN service encrypts all the data between a phone, or tablet, and the VPN's servers. The result is that nobody on a public WiFi (or even on a fake hotspot controlled by a cybercriminal) can ‘sniff' the subscriber's data, as that data is encrypted.


The best VPNs provide strong military grade OpenVPN encryption, but many don't. With different levels of protection, and different services providing different benefits (and disadvantages), what you're specifically looking for can change the VPN service that you are looking for. Do you want faster speed, but are willing to accept a smaller number of geo locations, or do you need security at all costs, including speed and price? As such, it's important to do research about which VPN to use.


Other Levels of Protection


McAfee, Norton, AVG. At the launch of the internet, it's rare that individuals would have been desperate for anti-virus. There simply weren't as much malicious code flying around, but now, with an always-on internet antivirus is no longer seen as that "additional level of security that might sometimes help", or for those who delve more often into virus rife areas of the net. Now, things are different. It's rare for new computers, and new operating systems to not include some form of anti-virus, even for a month's trial while you set your computer up ensuring that you're not infected at this vital stage of life of your computer.


Not only is antivirus an integral part of your computer system, but firewalls are also included in the same package to help keep your computer safe. The problem arises that we're using our PCs, and our Laptops less and less, and using our mobile phones, and tablets more and more. There's a huge disconnect between the level of security on our larger devices, and our mobile phones, but we're still storing our intimate data on unprotected devices.


This could be a bit more understandable if protective services weren't easily available for mobile devices. Antivirus, firewalls, and password protection are just as available for devices, and the larger firms often provide multi-device deals, permitting several devices to be covered by the same services.


As well as more digital based protection, there's a large amount of physical ways to protect the data on our phones as well. Phone manufacturers are constantly in an evolutionary arms race with chancers who find new back-door entrances into devices. This has led to an increase in the amount of protection required to unlock a phone. Rather than just a pin, we now have patterns, passwords, swipe to unlock, fingerprint scans, google sign-ins. These simple methods help to keep that data secure from prying hands.


Our data, and our lives are much more mobile than they were before. Keeping up with that level of change is not only important: it's imperative.



I know it sounds ridiculous but it's true! Thanks to Android Authority, we have found something for you today that's so different from every other smartphone out there that it's definitely worth a look.


There are two things that you need to understand about the Banana Phone.


• It's not an actual banana (which I am sure you had guessed)


• It's not exactly a standalone device


The Banana Phone is more of a Bluetooth communicator than a phone as it does require an actual smartphone to connect to, before voice communication is possible. It has a volume up, a volume down and even a Home button on it. With a battery life of roughly 10 hours (talk time) and a voice assistant that lets you make call from your banana, it might just be worth checking out at $40.


If you want one, the only problem is that you may have to wait till September. It's a crowd fund project by the way and will only go into production if they manage to reach their goal. In case you are wondering why you want to buy it, in spite of not being able to think of any logical use for it, join the club!


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Chrome

 

Google Chrome for desktop is getting a Material Design Make over very soon, as Google is bringing both platforms Closer (Android - Chromium). You can Now Enable the Material Design UI New Tap Page for your Chrome Desktop (version 38 or later).

 

NTP

 

To Get the New Material Design NTP, all you have to do is to change a simple flag on Chrome. Just go to "Chrome://flags" and Change "Enable Material Design NTP" flag from "Default" to "Enable" and you are done.

 

Source


s6 battery

 

In order to make the Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge premium build design a full-metal unibody sleek design, Samsung had to sacrifice the user-replaceable battery and the micro SD slot as well, the un-removable battery is annoying to most of the users, So we decided to publish Samsung's official Instructions on How to safely remove the Galaxy S6 Battery. The instructions are on the PDF file on the source link below.

 

The step-by-step instruction is somewhat vague in the beginning with step 2 being simply Remove the back cover. Experience from previous smartphones with similar construction points to a heated-air gun to melt the double-sided adhesive and guitar picks to separate the panel, all accompanied by an appropriate amount of patience.

 

s6 battery

 

Once that's out of the way, no less than 13 screws need to be undone to remove a circuit board allowing access to the battery. To sum it all up, the possibility is there, but you wouldn't want to do it yourself, and certainly not on a daily basis.

 

Tutorial [PDF]



Unlike Apple Pay or Android Pay, the Samsung Pay does not require installation of any additional equipment supporting NFC at the point-of-sale (POS) to complete payment successfully.


The store executives with old POS equipments will be surprised in your next visit finding the Samsung Pay works perfectly in collecting payment from you.


Similar encounters have inspired the South Korean giant to make a new video commercial for its new payment feature that is made available across its Galaxy handsets.


In the video non-fancy store executives are seen getting surprised with the successful transaction through old POS equipments that does not supports NFC, the tech feature that is required while making payment through Apple Pay or Android Pay.


Samsung uses a unique technology called MST in its payment feature that mimics debit and credit card swipes, and this facilitates paying at any store with ease that accepts card. This is the reason the newly launched Samsung Pay has been more successful than the rivals.


Watch the embedded commercial video in this post and share your own views with fellow readers whether you managed surprising any store executive by making payment through Samsung Pay-compatible Galaxy smartphone. Use the below given comment box.





TouchWiz was often blamed for being too full of bloatware and slowing down the device that it was supposed to improve in terms of user experience. Samsung listened to that criticism and finally decided to trim the UI down in size. While this step worked really well and most users liked the new TouchWiz a lot better, it did come with certain sacrifices in terms of customizability. Earlier, it was possible to tinker with the backlight settings of the capacitive keys, but unfortunately, it is a thing of the past now.


Fortunately, you can still customize it on your S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, S7 and S7 Edge with the help of a third party app known as Galaxy Button Lights. Download it for free from the Google Play Store and install it. Once you open the application, you will find that everything that was missing from the TouchWiz settings menu in terms of the capacitive key backlighting, they are all there.


You will get to change and choose in-between settings such as Time to remain on, Always on, Always off and Default. Adjust the settings according to your convenience and tap on SAVE BUTTON BACKLIGHT BEHAVIOR to apply the settings on your device immediately. Just to make sure that you are downloading the right application, check if the developer's name is mentioned as NotQuiteinsane on the Play Store's Download section. If it is, then that's the right app.

 





Most people don't know about it and even the ones that do, forget it at times. The fact is that most computing devices benefit in performance after rebooting. Therefore, the trick is to restart your devices at least every once in a while to make sure that they are running at optimum level. In case you often forget to perform this step, Samsung actually has an in-built system in its smartphones and tablets that allow the user to set fixed intervals for their device to reboot on its own.


Unfortunately, very few people know about this feature as it is not very easy to find, unless you know where to look. If your device was released in 2015 or thereafter and it came with at least Android lollipop 5.0 out of the box, then it probably has this feature. Go to Settings>Backup and reset>Device management>Auto restart and turn the button on the top right corner On. The default time for auto restarting is set at 3 AM on every Monday, but you can edit it to suit your needs and convenience.


If your device meets the criterion mentioned above and yet you are unable to see this option then it is probably a locked device and the carrier has removed the option by default

 



With certain Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6, Samsung has a deal with Microsoft to offer 100 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage with every new device.


The deal to push the free cloud services wasn't just out of kindness on the part of the Redmond company. It is troublesome to move files to another cloud service later, so it provides a type of lock-in for consumers too.


The deal also included pre-installed apps for Word, PowerPoint and Excel on Samsung devices to encourage user adoption of Office 365 subscriptions. The period of coverage for the free storage is likely to be 2 years or longer.


Here's how you get the free 100 GB of cloud storage with OneDrive:


1. Check that your Samsung device comes pre-installed with the app for OneDrive for Android. If it doesn't, download it from the Google Play store.


2. Open the OneDrive app and either login with an existing Microsoft account or register for a new one.


3. Approve the terms and conditions, make a left swipe inside the app, choose 'Settings' and 'Personal' from the menu, and verify that your quote is now 115 GB. This should be 15GB standard free allocation, plus the additional 100GB.


4. If you're already logged into OneDrive, you only need to swipe to the left, and go to 'Settings' and 'Claim your free 100 GB storage' to activate it.


Any eligible devices will now have access to the additional storage for 2 years or more.

 



The total expense of recalling the Galaxy Note 7 and replacing them could cost Samsung something around a billion US dollars. Keep in mind that this figure does not factor in the loss of sales which the embarrassing incident may lead to. There's also the long term effect of bad reputation, which can actually have an even worse impact on Samsung's market share than this single episode. As a result, Samsung has decided to not use a single battery from their own battery manufacturing wing, Samsung SDI, while replacing the smartphones. It is estimated that Samsung SDI supplied about 70 percent of the total batteries used in the 2.5 million Note 7 devices shipped worldwide and the faulty ones were indeed, supplied by them.


Unfortunate as the scenario might be for both the customers and the manufacturer, one cannot deny the brave and commendable decision that Samsung took in calling back the hazardous devices. Although some may see this as a blemish on the company's reputation, it can also be viewed as an honourable move, despite the huge losses the company took. This can also instil confidence in their customers that Samsung won't abandon them the moment something goes wrong.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



It was just yesterday that we brought to you images of a leaked case which provided us with multiple alleged external details of the upcoming Galaxy S8. Take a look at another one today coming in from Ghostek, featuring one of their Atomic Shock resistant cases for the S8. Before we delve into the details, keep in mind that this is just a render and nothing is guaranteed to be right at all.



We can see a single rear camera, which is consistent with all the recent rumors, but the cut-out on the case itself is suspiciously big enough for a dual camera module. No fingerprint scanners on the back and a lacking Home button in front indicates that Samsung is opting for an optical fingerprint sensor which will be placed under the glass. Just like the render by Slashgear had suggested, both the volume keys and the Power button can be seen on the left side.



Do you like what you see? Or do you think it's a complete hogwash? Let us know in the comments section below. In the meanwhile, we will have to wait a little while longer to see what is what as Samsung prepares the S8 for a mid-April launch (or is it going to be a February launch?).



  Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



We are not sure but there might be a reason as to why Samsung has pushed the fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone and to a place where it can hardly be reached without a conscious effort. Alongside the iris scanner which debuted and drowned with the Note 7, the S8 may also feature a facial unlocking mechanism. However, the report doesn't mention whether both the S8 and the S8+ will sport facial recognition. Nevertheless, we are pretty sure that both the smartphones will have it, provided that the rumor is true in the first place of course.


According to the report, an unnamed Samsung official mentioned that the new facial recognition software is fast enough to unlock the S8 in just 0.01 seconds. He added, "Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have decided to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8." This leads us to the question; did Samsung deliberately push the fingerprint scanner to such an inconvenient position, in an effort to promote the facial recognition feature?


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



After everything that's been said and done, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the best smartphones of 2017 yet and any upcoming smartphone from Samsung itself or other manufacturers will have a hard time beating it. Even then, there's definitely room for improvement on the S8 line-up and on that note, let's check out what Samsung can and should do to improve the Note 8 sufficiently before its final release in the second half of the year.

 

Better Location for the Fingerprint Scanner

 

Let's get the obvious one out of the way first; Samsung needs to place the fingerprint scanner in the middle of the Note 8's back or go with an under-the-display ultrasonic scanner. I am pretty sure that Samsung knows that as well and it will happen.

 

Better Speakers

 

We really need better speakers on the Note 8 because the S8 series features speakers that are simply not fit for a flagship handset to be honest. Especially with Harman under their wing now, it shouldn't be too difficult.

 

Dual Camera at the Back

 

It's not about the gimmick, but about better photos and lossless optical zoom. A tele lens could be a great addition to the upcoming Note.

 

Better Battery

 

This one is the least likely to happen as Samsung will be extra careful with the battery in light of the Note 7 disaster which happened last year. Nevertheless, it would be great to see the massive display of the Galaxy Note 8 being supported by at least a 4,000mAh battery.

 

Do you have some suggestions of your own? Let us know in the comments.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



A Samsung employee who is only known by his surname "Lee" at the moment, apparently was in a bad gambling debt which amounted to somewhere around $800,000! Just as any other logical person would handle a debt of that size, he decided to steal 8,474 Samsung mobile phones (which are worth a total of $711,000) from Samsung's head office in Suwon, Gyeonggi. If you have not caught on to my sarcasm yet, then let me affirm that it is indeed sarcasm and stealing from your employer or anyone else is definitely not the logical solution to any problem!


The disabled man had apparently started stealing test units meant for developers from way back in the December of 2014. In fact his operation was active till November last year; a timeframe in which he managed to steal an astounding 8,474 Samsung test units. Lee used to pawn these stolen smartphones via a used phone reseller and before long, these handsets, which were never even meant to be on sale, were being sold and used in Vietnam. As Samsung caught a whiff of the con job going on here, the matter was reported to the police. After months of investigation, Lee has finally been found and charged. Although he is clearly a reckless gambler and a thief of massive proportions, one cannot help but be amazed at the efficiency with he had run the con job for all these years without ever being caught once.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Samsung bingo games are everywhere in 2017, depending on your particular model. Both tablet and phone owners of devices like Galaxy or Tab will find plenty of options, while the options for older models like Samsung Monte are limited. However, we cannot say that gambling hasn't improved quite a lot in the last several years. Currently, you can play a ton of various games across an even larger range of devices. A mobile brand that has been getting a lot of attention in the last several years from the gambling community is Samsung.

 

The Top 3 Bingo Apps for Samsung

 

Generally, if you are not sure if these games will work, you do not lose anything by checking them out, since all of them are completely free to download. Some of them will even give you money to get you started. It is amazing to try out a new bingo site with a welcome bonus since it lets you try out the games for free so you can decide if it is the right place for you. Just remember that finding reliable info about bingo gaming isn't very easy on the internet. You can access all the necessary information by clicking on this link for a detailed guide of bingo sites, just don't forget to read the content carefully. Here you can check out the top 3 apps for Samsung:

 

1. Bet365

 

2. Mecca

 

3. Wink

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Gambling with a Samsung Device

 

Thanks to the Android marketplace that is provided by Google play, you can easily and quickly download a ton of mobile apps to use whenever you want. However, if you want to play real-money bingo games, you will have to download them from a third-party store like GetJar. Alternatively, you can just open the site of your preferred operator and use the mobile-friendly in-browser site.

 

But, even if the fact that Google Play does not allow real-money apps might be a slight disadvantage, there are a lot of pros of using a Samsung device to play bingo.

 

First of all, since most of the devices that are manufactured by this company use the latest Android software, you will be able to enjoy a ton of compatible games and websites to play on. Moreover, since the Samsung Note and Galaxy devices have quite the large screens, you will be able to enjoy high-definition games and crystal clear resolution.

 

Another excellent feature is that since the Samsung stylus comes with several devices, you will be able to enjoy precise controls. This is very good for mobile bingo since some people tend to accidentally hit the wrong buttons on the screen. The stylus is also a very helpful tool to use since it makes you feel like you are daubing off a real card with a pen and this makes the entire experience much more immersive.

 

But, it is far from the perfect device as there are several problems that you may encounter. For example, if you are playing bingo while you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network, you might drain your mobile data very fast, and if you are not careful, this might incur additional charges from your mobile provider.

 

A rarely occurring issue is that since Samsung devices use Android OS, your device might struggle to run some sites or games. However, this usually happens with older bingo websites. But those are the only disadvantages, so they seem quite small when we consider all of the pros.

 

Now About the Serious Part of Samsung Bingo!

 

Mobile gaming is the way forward when you want to play bingo on your mobile device. Almost every device is currently equipped with the newest gaming platforms and applications. There is no need to mention that a lot of gaming enthusiasts all over the world are in love with bingo. This is why people often worry whether they will be able to play bingo on their Samsung. It is absolutely possible, and you will fully enjoy the graphic experience. There certainly isn't a greater joy than playing bingo on your phone no matter where you are. All you have to do is log on to the bingo site of your favorite room and start a game.

 

According to topbingowebsites.co.uk mobile gambling is a crucial part of any manufacturer's marketing strategy, and Samsung is doing everything it can to make the most of it. The company promoted Galaxy S8 as well as some other new sets as perfect for bingo games. It has received different responses from the various parts of the world. As more and more people are becoming comfortable with bingo, adoption is very likely to increase manifold in the years to come.

 

In the last several years, a few developers have come up with many bingo apps for Samsung devices. They have been received quite well by gaming fans worldwide. However, there are countries in which bingo is not allowed, so people play free games. This fad will most likely increase with time. Bingo fans are rapidly increasing, and availability of mobile bingo will increase these numbers even more. We can safely assume that all phones that will launch soon will be loaded with exciting and new bingo apps.

 

There isn't a single reason for why mobile companies wouldn't take the opportunity to please their potential customers who love bingo. Samsung devices have been known to show great support for bingo apps. Many bingo players rely on Samsung tablets and phones when they do not have access to their computers. Bingo may be just a fun activity for you, but it can certainly become a great pastime. You can even use it to make new friends since bingo rooms allow simultaneous chatting.



Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy Note 8 as it will be the company's first Note device to hit shelves across the globe after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster and everything that followed. It's true that the Note FE was previously released in small quantities in some very select regions, but that's just the rebranded Galaxy Note 7 with a smaller battery. As we are now less than two weeks from the Note 8's launch date on August 23, sources have revealed how Samsung will go about selling it.

 

The new Note will be unveiled on August 23rd at an exclusive Samsung event in New York. The pre-order windows will open a week after that on September 1st in South Korea and it will remain open till September 10. After that will come the day of the grand release, which is reportedly set on September 15th. However, it is unclear whether this date is exclusive to South Korea or some other regions as well. Whatever the case is, we are pretty sure that the Note 8 will be hitting the US in roughly the same time. After the overwhelming response which Samsung received after they opened up pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, all carriers in Korea are hopeful that the Note 8 will even surpass that.

 

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



I don't know about you but I have always wanted an app that would tell me my blood group and save me the trip to the clinic each time I needed to get some blood tests done. It looks like that is not going to be a problem in the future as Google's acquisition of Senosis Health might allow smartphones to do just that.


The start-up from Seattle has developed a technology which can use a smartphone's camera, flash, accelerometer and microphone to measure hemoglobin in blood. The data collected with the help of this technology can then be used to detect early symptoms of certain types of tumors and cancers, lung diseases, kidney issues and most forms of undetected malnutrition. The application of this technology can change the face of telemedicine forever, especially in remote areas of the world and for patients who can't move about easily.


Although it will probably be a while before the kinks are ironed out and the technology is useable on a large scale, Senosis Health might just have handed Google a very potent tool to make medical science more easily accesible to the US and eventually the world.


Via: Android Authority


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Although it isn't official, we now have a very clear cut idea about how the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7S, whatever they decide to call it) will look when it comes out in September. The images that you see in here is pretty much how the iPhone 8 will look and rest assured that this has left the realms of rumors and leaks and entered the plain of fact! Unbox Therapy showed it all to us, albeit via prototype models than the real thing. You can check the video out below to know everything that you need to.



Given that this is the model on which all case manufacturers are building their products on, this is pretty much it. Lewis Hilsenteger has an interesting theory in mind regarding the fingerprint scanning technology which the next iPhone will integrate; he thinks that instead of integrating the fingerprint scanner inside the display like many of us were hoping to see, Apple will simply skip it altogether! Instead they will go for an advanced version of the face recognition technology which we saw on the Galaxy S8 earlier. This is in sharp contrast with the speculation that Apple will integrate the FP scanner right inside the oversized power button. We will just have to wait and see what's what I guess.



Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



The iPhone X has finally been launched and although it was released alongside two other smartphones, no one really cares about them anymore unfortunately. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are definitely upgrades over the last gen iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but anyone who takes a look at the iPhone X will probably end up buying that instead, provided of course, you can afford to! Let's admit it, it does look great and although the design is nothing we haven't seen already from the likes of Xiaomi, Samsung and Andy Ruben's Essential Phone to name a few, it still is the most beautiful "iPhone" ever.


If you thought the iPhone X was going to be costly in the US at $999,, wait till you hear what it will cost to buy in India! It has been estimated that after taxes, this little beauty will set an Indian customer back by INR 102,000 or $1,565 (approximately)! That is however, for the model with 256GB in-built storage. If you would rather buy the one with just 64GB of internal storage, it will set you back by INR 89,000 or $1,387 (approximately). The bottom-line is, if you are reading this in the US, remember that people from countries with weaker economy have to spend a LOT more to get their hands on one of these!


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



When it comes to online gambling, there is no busier or bigger market in the world than the one in UK. It's saturated with online gambling options and the competition is as tough as it can get for the ones in the business. However, it does give the casual and the serious gambler a whole lot of options to choose from. In fact, that choice can become overwhelming if you don't know what exactly is going on. In order to clear the confusion and pick the best online casinos in the UK, check out the following tips.


Gaming Options


Select an online casino that offers you a wide selection of choices when it comes to choosing the game you want to gamble on. There are so many reputed software developers making casino games nowadays that you don't want to choose a site that restricts your options. Check out Grand Ivy Casino for a varied range of gaming options like Magic Gems, Icy Wonders, Hall of Gods, Cosmic Fortune, Arabian Nights and much more.


First Time Bonuses & Promotional Offers


If it's your first time on the site, ideally, the casino should be offering welcome bonuses and promotions to you on signing up. As the market is extremely competitive, most casinos will have one offer or the other and it is up to you to compare and choose a licensed gambling site that has the best offer for you. 100 percent bonus on making the first bet isn't uncommon but it's always a good idea to read the fine print before you begin.


Banking Options


If you are dealing with a reputable and licensed online casino, credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Skrill and other e-wallets should all be acceptable means of transaction. In most cases, a payout or a deposit should be free of charge as well. You should be able to sign up with your account in GBP (£) to avoid currency exchange charges while making a withdrawal to your bank account in the UK. Finally, the payout should not be too slow as most online casinos that are worth visiting will payout in a few hours max.


You will never have a shortage of options while choosing a casino on the internet in the UK, but it's necessary that you ensure it's a registered and licensed site with good reputation to ensure security. Once you have done that, just keep the above tips in mind to find the best online casinos that the UK has to offer.



As soon as you visit a new online casino, you are likely to be bombarded with ads for promo offers, "one time deals" and no deposit bonuses. It can get confusing for a newcomer, especially if you are not familiar with what these things mean exactly. In order to find the best casino bonus offers and promotions in the UK, you must first understand how it all works.


Wagering Requirements


A wagering requirement or a playthrough requirement as it is called sometimes is the number followed by an "x" in front of the bonus that is being offered to you. What that number represents is the minimum number of times a user must gamble the given bonus cash or credit, before the money in the user's account can be withdrawn. A 10x wagering requirement on a £100 bonus means that you will have to make bets worth at least £1000 before you can cash it out.


Gaming Restrictions


The bonus you are given in an online casino will in most cases, apply to specific games only. Slot games are usually where the bonus money is supposed to be spent. Games such as blackjack, roulette, etc usually do not give you full value of the bonus when it comes to fulfilling the minimum wagering requirements. For example, if you have been given £200 in bonus and you use it to bet in roulette, your bet will only shave off a small percentage (5% - 20%) from the minimum staking requirement. The percentage varies depending on how much of a cut a particular casino has on the particular game in question.


Cashable and Sticky Bonuses


A cashable bonus amount can be withdrawn after the minimum wagering requirements are met. If you try to cash out your winnings before you have met the requirements, it will fail. A sticky bonus cannot usually be withdrawn from your account but is always available to be used in a bet. The non-deposit bonus offers are usually all sticky bonuses. This means that if you win £100 by using some of the £300 no-deposit bonus you were given on joining, the total amount of money that you will see in your account will be £400. However, the £300 sticky bonus will remain in your account and only the £100 which you won will qualify for a cashout, provided that you have already met the wagering requirements.


As you can see, while bonus offers are great, it is important to understand what you are getting into and what to expect before starting with your gambling ventures. Casinos are not there to lose money, so bonuses are a good way to start off with but just do not consider them the same as cash in the bank.



You can choose to play your favourite mobile slots at the convenience of your smartphone devices without any hassle. The mobile casino operators are providing software and games that are easily compatible with your Android mobile devices. In this article, we will look at how the mobile slots are played on mobile casino platforms.


To Play Slot Games on Mobile Phones, You need a Smartphone Device


You need the latest Android device, in order to begin your gaming extravaganza. Once you find a best mobile casino offering the best welcome bonus, the next thing you require to do is register at the casino. After you register, you get a full access to the real money casino games. The casinos offer no deposit and welcome bonuses which increase your bankroll and the same money you can spend on playing the games.


Placing the Coins, Winning Multipliers, Free Spins and Bonus Games


The fun part of playing slot games is that you get to win many bonus games, multipliers and free spins. Before you spin the reels, you need to place coins which consist of different sizes and start spinning the reels. Some of the top- notch slot games offer a fantastic gaming experience and they will surprise you with some great multipliers and free spins. The bonus games include wilds and scatter and they are a great boost to your total stakes.


Features of Mobile Slots


• Incredible Graphics and Awesome Background Music


You can enjoy incredible graphics by playing the most popular slot games on your mobile phones. These games also comprise of an awesome background music which can entertain you throughout the day. Place your stakes and keep spinning the reels.


• Free Casino Bonuses on Mobile Slots


Many mobile casino operators give away free casino bonuses in the form of the promotions to spend on the slot games. The slot games can be enjoyed at the casino with the use of free bonuses.


• Freeplay Versions


Each mobile casino offers the players free play versions of the slot games. To play a free slot game, you do not need to login to your casino account or make a deposit as you can straightaway play them on your mobile devices. You also get opportunities to win free bonus rewards and multipliers while you are playing the demo games. Make sure you spend your stakes on the fantastic free games and have a great gaming time.



It seems like every year we hear that mobile gaming will take over all forms of games and will reign supreme. While this isn't likely to happen, one thing we do know though is that it fuels a lot of people's entertainment, makes huge levels of cash for the industry, and provides innovation that pushes games to new levels.


The rise of mobile gaming has been impressive to say the least. Ever since people played Snake on their old Nokia phones, the potential has been there for the handheld device to offer more to gamers. With the improvements of technology and the rise of both iOS and Android, the rise of the app and most importantly gaming apps have taken hold and we are in the age of mobile gaming.


Mobile gaming is now a billion-dollar industry, and has shaped a new model of the way people pay for games. There are a lot of games now that are "Freemium" games, allowing the player to download and play for free, before adding money into the game when they needed it. The key of course is that it is purely the gamers choice whether to add more money into the game with in-game transactions. The thing is though, this idea works.


If the game is good enough to hook the players, it seems that they are more than willing to make in-game purchases to add to the fun they are experiencing. Many in the industry are noticing the potential for profit here, and that in turn fuels the creation of better and more entertaining games that will in turn make more money that can then be put into the production and evolution of games.


This is what fuels gaming today, and the fact that mobile devices can also be used for both virtual and augmented reality show that these devices are still at the forefront of gaming innovation. Just looking at Pokémon Go as an example, you can see just where the technology in the phone is now taking the player, and that is into an even more mobile world.


Mobile gaming on devices has given the players unrestricted access to games while on the movie. Whether it is playing a game like Candy Crush Saga or one of its clones, or even playing roulette on a UK mobile casino while on their dinner breaks, the players are doing so on the movie. It is this flexibility in mobile gaming that is fueling the success of it, and changing the way we game.


While mobile gaming may not take over the world of gaming as we know it, it now has its fair share of the market, and is here to stay. Gaming is hugely popular now in all forms, that includes mobile gaming, and there is one thing for sure, this is a very good time to be a gamer, never have we had such a choice of ways to game as we do now.



When the online casinos started to offer some entertainment and rewards back in the 1990s, there were hardly a few computer devices that could play all the casino games. When the online casinos like Monster Casino started to grow, there was the number of players wanting to spend their time in playing online casino games.


After iPhone and Android devices were out in the market, the casinos started making mobile friendly software systems to support on the mobile devices. Now we have reached such a stage that mobile gaming is the biggest medium through which mobile casino providers are reaching out to many players around the world.


World's First Game on Feature Phones


When we talk about mobile gaming, the first game comes to the mind is the Nokia's Snake game which was launched in the year 1997. This game was a sensation when it was officially released and mobile users only bought Nokia devices because of this game. According to an online report, the statistics tell us that around 400 million devices were shipped during that period.


The Gaming Shifted to Android and iPhone Platforms


Just after a period of 10 years, when the first- ever mobile game was launched, then came brand new platforms for all the mobile users- the first iPhone was launched in 2007 and in the same year, there was the Android phone was available.


During this time, when the mobile industry took a new technological direction, the mobile casinos started to make smartphone friendly apps and internet browsers for the players to have table games, online slots, sports betting and much more.


To add more flavour to the mobile casino gaming, the users then started to use apple stores and android stores, the users were now able to download the casino games directly from the stores rather than playing it on the browsers.


Games on Cross and HTML5 Platforms


In the year 2010, HTML5 and cross gaming platforms changed the entire course of online and mobile gaming. With the HTML5, casino operators could easily offer all the casino games to the players on mobile devices, tablets, laptops and desktops. The games will be easily compatible with your mobile devices, desktops and laptops.


Live Dealer Games on Mobile Casinos


With the smartphone industry growing rapidly, the mobile casinos has started supplying live dealer games to all the casino players from the year 2013. With the use of the live dealer software, a player can get access to their favourite table games such as Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack on their mobile devices in a live environment.



The new mobile apps and mobile software have entirely changed the course of mobile gaming. The more the casinos adopt new technologies and betting games, there has been a great influence on the casino industry. In the following article, UK based Sailor Bingo website has summarised how the casino industry has evolved and transformed over the years.


Statistics of Mobile Casino Industry


• According to an online casino report, the revenue from online betting was estimated at $4 billion in the year 2012. However, currently, the casino industry generates $41.4 billion worth of profits through online betting.


• Some of the statistics show that the mobile casino industry is worth $100 billion alone.


• According to an online report published in one of the reputed websites, it is predicted that the tablet-gambling industry alone will reach a commendable mark of £13 billion worth by 2019.


• In 1986, the technology took the horseracing to a next level with betting stores offering drinks and Televisions showing the live coverage of horse races. There were also fruit machines and fixed- odds betting available for the players.


1. Mobile Apps and New Mobile Games


The new age of Smartphones has seen a rapid growth in the online casino sector. There are many inventions in the mobile casino gaming to suit the requirements of the players. It is easier for users to access their favourite casino games on the fingertips. Android and Apple stores are now having a wide range of casino games which are compatible with any kind of device. The statisticians of the mobile gaming industry have estimated that 56% of the USA's population prefer playing games on mobile devices rather than desktops or laptops.


2. From Real Time Slot Machines to Video Slots


There was a time when players had to visit the land- based casinos or betting shops in order to play their stakes on slot machines. Now the technology brings the experience of casinos from your homes and on your mobile phones and desktops. You can choose to play from thousands of themed- based video slots at any of the mobile casinos. You can place your stakes on the video slots and spin the reels to get real money wins.


3. Online Betting and Betting Shops


There are many options available for the players to place their stakes on horse races using the online mediums of betting. However, there is a risk of misusing of funds or identity theft involved in using online betting mediums for betting. When you visit a bookmaker, you can purchase the betting tickets on real time basis and they only deal with cash. Hence, you can have 100% security that your funds in the safe hands.


 


Before you play a casino game on your smartphone, you should know the steps to follow for more chances of winning. Find out the details now.

 

There are various ways of enjoying casino online. Indeed, there are already places that can help you enjoy gambling in the convenience of your home. You simply have to follow the basic guidelines on how to play casino on your mobile for abetter experience.

 

You may have probably come across links online giving mobile casino bonus. The tons of freebies that will make your games more fulfilling and funare just one of the most important features you can find on the internet.

 

From the fact above, you will already get the idea of playing casino using your smartphone. One of the biggest advantages of the game using your hand phone is the privacy. Instead of encountering your colleagues or relatives while playing a slot machine and get into trouble, you can play your favorite games without awkward situations.

 

However, to make your mobile venture more successful, you should also improve your chances of winning before placing your bet. You know already that the probability of winning in a casino will depend on the game you are playing. So you must be smart from the selection of a game to the development of the strategy.

 

To begin your study about the steps on playing casino on your mobile for free, kindly read the excerpt below:

 

Choose Your Favorite Casino Game. There are various games to be played online when you are using your handphone. You have to check the ones available and choose one based on your liking. Otherwise, you may select depending on the chance of winning.

 

Find Out the Download Speed of the Online Game. You must know that mobile casino games may also have different download speed. For instance, there is a game that uses an individual platform, which affects the downloading speed and quality of the operation itself.

 

This step is unnecessary if you have a fast connection. However, if you have aquota to save, you must check this beforehand. If in the future, you will be depositing money for a casino game, this is also a crucial step.

 

Select a Casino Game-Based on Bonuses. Since you are playing the mobile casino for free, you should make sure to check out the rewards. There are various ones available, which will also depend on the mobile application you are using.

 

Normally, when you sign up, you will already have a bonus in store. Other types of bonuses are for tournament listing and becoming a VIP in the platform. You must look into the future and decide on bonuses that will benefit you most in the future.

 

VIPs often get loyalty gifts and cashback. Even if you are playing using your mobile, having the exclusive membership can give you big bonuses, such as vacations and electronics.

 

Choose Your Language. Do not try to play mobile casino in English if you are not well-versed in it. Select your native language instead so that you can understand all the information of the game. There are times that there are mobile casinos that will show unfamiliar phrases or words even when calculating your probability of winning.

 

Secure Your Odds of Winning. Before you even play a game, it is best to swing the odds in your favor. Check out the strategies online and spare a time to see the tips in playing the games you have selected. By doing so, you will soon see that your game balance is growing.

 

Enjoy the Game. You must know that not all mobile casino games are won by hard work. Normally, the outcome is beyond your control. For instance, there are random number generation systems used in the games. Instead of stressing out, justenjoy the game and look forward to cash grabbing chances.

 

Take a Time Out. To concentrate better on playing, you should also take breaks from mobile casinos. This will also sustain the freshness of your brain for more chances of winning.

 

With the steps above on playing mobile casino, you will be able to prep up for a convenient casino-from-home experience. Simply keep in mind of the tips, especially when it comes to winning. As stated above, there are cases that you are in control, such as in choosing bonuses, games, and strategies. Take advantage of it for more cash in your way despite playing for free.



No, Google is not making chocolates and yes, it's been hinted that Android v8 could be called Oreo. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the head of Android had earlier posted a GIF image on Twitter that showed a dessert with Oreos sticking all around it in a ring formation. Normally, we would think that this almost confirms that the next Android OS will be called Oreo. However, we are not so sure this time.


It is very likely that Lockheimer is actually trying to pull one on us! He did the same last year when he had hinted in a similar way that Android OS v7 could be called Nutella. As Nutella never really came to be, Oreo could be looking at the same fate. We will have to wait for at least a few more months before we know for sure though.


Did you like the name Oreo? Do you think this would be a good name or do you agree that the head of Android is trolling us? Let us know your point of views regarding the matter in the comments below.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Android Wear 2015 logo

If you want to buy an Android Wear powered Smartwatch to pair with your Android Smartphone/Tablet, it's a very good idea especially with all the new features Available for the Wear platform. However, you might need to check if the Smartwatch you gonna buy will be compatible with your current Smartphone firmware/Android version.

 

Android Wear is designed to work with Android phones running 4.3 or higher. In this tutorial we will show you how to use the Official Google Wear Compatibility Check tool to see if Wear's Smartwatches will work on your device or not.

 

 

Follow these Steps:

 

1- First Make sure that the Android Device that you want to Check it's compatibility (Smartphone/Tablet); is connected to the Internet.

 

2- Open any Web browser you have it installed on your device (Chrome is preferred).

 

3- In the Address bar write this URL and open it http://g.co/WearCheck (not case sensitive).

 

4- After opening the URL, wait until it loads and check the result...

 

 

Green wear

 

If you Got a Green Phone with a Green Watch logo, this means your device is Compatible with ALL Android Wear Powered Smartwatches. Hurray!

 

 

Red Wear

 

If you Got a Red Phone with a Red Watch logo, this means your device is NOT compatible with any Android Wear Powered Smartwatches and you might need to update your Smartphone firmware or upgrade it ot a newer model with Android 4.3+ in order to get this work. Hard luck!

 


Lollipop icons

 

Want to get Android 5.0 Lollipop look ? If you're still waiting for the lollipop update to hit your phone or you just want to enjoy the gorgeous flat design of lollipop... We have the solution for you and it won't even cost you a cent.

 

 

Moonshine

 

Let's start with Android 5.0 Lollipop Icons set first. To get the Android Lollipop flat Materiel Design Icons, All you need to do is to Install Moonshine Lollipop Icon Pack Free from the Play Store, which packs all official Lollipop icons along with some other flat icons.

 

Moonshine Icon Pack [Play]

 

 

lollipop wallpapers

 

After getting the Lollipop Icons, It's Time to get the Lollipop Wallpapers too. Here's the 11 official Lollipop wallpaper from the latest Developer Preview released from Google, just download them all from the link below... Hello Lollipop!

 

Lollipop Wallpapers [Google Drive]

 

 

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Android 5.0 lollipop


In order to Improve multi-tasking on smartphones even more, Google Chrome 39 on Android 5.0 Lollipop is adding a new feature merging browser tabs with recent tasks, so you can switch between tabs using the system-wide App switcher.

 

If you don't want this feature, Here's How to Get Tabs Back In Chrome for Lollipop:

 

Step 1
On any Chrome window, tap the 3 dots in the upper-right:

chrome lollipop

 

 

Step 2
Tap "Settings" (you may have to scroll down):

chrome lollipop

 

 

Step 3
Tap "Merge tabs and apps":

chrome lollipop

 

 

Step 4
Tap the toggle in the upper-right to the off position:

chrome lollipop

 

 


Step 5
Hit "OK" in the dialog window that pops up, and Chrome will restart:

chrome lollipop

 


Chrome will now use tabs like it did before, and each tab will not show up as a separate task in the Android app switcher.

 

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Nexus 6 Root


In this tutorial we will show you hot to Root your Moto Nexus 6 with a 1-Click tool kit. Simple steps that are easy to do and not too much files to download. Check the Requirements first, then follow the Steps below it. NOTE: Rooting will void your warranty and may brick your device, root at your own risk.

 

The most simplified and user-friendly way to root your Nexus 6 is using the Nexus Root Toolkit, developed by XDA's WugFresh, which is compatible with a wide range of Nexus devices, including the more popular Nexus 5, 6, and 9. It's a simple Windows program that allows you to do several things.

 

 

Toolkit Root Tutorial:

 


Step 1. Enable developer options menu on your Nexus 6: Settings > Tap your Build 7 times (then configure drivers if you haven't already with the driver guide)

 

Step 2. Open developer options: Settings > Developer Options

 

Step 3. Enable USB Debugging, and "enable oem unlock"

 

Nexus root tookit

 

Step 4. In Nexus Root Toolkit on your PC, select the correct device and build (what you are currently running)

 

Step 5. Configure your drivers if you haven't already using the driver guide

 

Step 6. If you need to, backup your important data.

 

Nexus root toolkit

 

Step 7. Unlock your device (if needed)

 

Step 8. Root your device

 

Step 9. Done! your Nexus 6 is now Rooted...

 

 

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Odin 3

 

If you want to get the latest firmware updates on your Samsung Android device, you'll have to Flash the ROM manually. The best way to do this is using Odin 3 tool and in this Tutorial we will show you the safest way on How to flash a firmware update to your Samsung's Android device.

 

Odin

 

BEFORE YOU START!

 

- Fully recharge your Samsung device battery before engaging into flashing process.
- Prepare a Windows base OS computer or laptop, Odin flasher tool will not run on Mac and other OSX systems.
- Use the supplied USB data cable, a bad USB data cable caused a flashing errors. Believe me, I've faced it several times, if you get failed errors in Odin then you did not read this.
- Remove the external micro SD card if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process. (Recommended for beginners, some rouge 3rd-party apps stored on SD card may also caused some problem)
- Closed any other running programs in your computer, this include Samsung's Kies too which basically blocks you from using Odin.

 


DOWNLOAD TOOLS:

 

youFirmware

 

- Download Odin v3.10 from HERE

 

- Download Latest Samsung KIES + USB Drivers from HERE

 

- Download Samsung USB Drivers ONLY from HERE

 

- Download Official Firmware for your device from YouFirmware

 


STEP 1: Run and configure Odin3 v3.10

odin 3

Hover your mouse to these three Odin check-boxes options, by default the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" check-boxes are marked Checked. Just ensure the "Re-Partition" remains NOT-Checked.

 

Step 2: Boot your Device into Download Mode

download mode

Turn your Samsung device off, then Press the [Volume Down+Home+Power] buttons all together at the same time, HOLD them, then let them go until a warning screen prompted you to choose continue or cancel. Then Press the [Volume Up] button to continue and you will see a download mode screen on your device like in the photo above.

 

Step 3: Connect your Samsung device to the computer via the USB data cable

odin 3

Once you connect your Samsung device with the USB cable you can see that Odin's ID:COM triangular bar turned to blueish color and shows you the USB port number of your Samsung device is using for connecting with your computer. The COM number will depend on which USB port assigned with your phones, it usually connects from 01 to 07. There is also a word that says "Added" in the log-cat box. If you ain't see any response, try to recheck the USB cable and re-install the USB Drivers.

 

Step 4: Load the Firmware into Odin

 

Click the Odin "AP button" then browse and select the firmwares file. Just make sure you already unzipped it and then browse to the folder where you downloaded your firmware, it should end with file description as "tar.md5".

For Example, if you are about to flash a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, the firmware should look something like this "G900FXXU1ANE2_G900FOXA1ANE2_HOME.tar.md5". Note that Firmware packages comes in different build version numbers and basically shows the device model number such "N900F" or "N925A" and so on.

After that, wait 1-10 seconds while it reads the MD5 checksum.

 

 

Step 5: Install the Firmware into your Device

 

Simply hit the "Start Button" Once both AP and CSC files filled with the right files, simply click that Odin's "START" button to begin flashing. Wait and watch the progress bar as it will show you the exact time how it completes the flashing and it takes a couple of minutes before the flashing finishes, you have a time to relax for a while.

 

 

Step 6: Wait until the Restoration Process completes!

 

When original firmware installation successfully completed, you'll noticed that Odin displays a word "PASS" in Green. This means the operation was a success. Then reboot your phone and you are done. Check the Notes below if you have any problems.

 

Important Notes:

 

• If you flashed a firmware and faced issues with your Wi-Fi connection, Make sure that "auto reboot" option in Odin3 is NOT checked (Step1) and wait until Odin says "PASS" (green text at the bottom right) then disconnect your device.

 

• Samsung KIES installation is required to get the Samsung USB driver, In case you don't want to install KIES OR you already have it but facing many issues with it on your syste... just install the Samsung USB drivers only from the links above.

 

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Li ion battery

 

Li-ion Batteries are indeed the most crucial hardware components, every Smartphone has one, and it is always NOT enough for the user's needs. Taking a good care of your battery is a very important matter as its capacity wears by time which affects other parts of your device.

 

In this tutorial here, we will provide you this Technical Smart Tips to improve your Battery's lifetime and improves its performance along a normal day usage.

 

battery status

 

How to Care for your Smartphone's battery the correct way:

 

1. Several partial charges are better than a full one

Well, just like in real life, several sprint sessions are better than a marathon. Lithium-ion batteries appreciate partial charging, for example from 30% to 60% or from 45% to 79%, as this keeps the battery's cells close to their ideal state for longer. This means that you have no excuse not to charge your phone several times a day if you can do so.

 

2. Avoid complete discharges

Okay, extremities are bad for your battery's health. Leaving it at maximum voltage for a long period of time is bad, but draining it all the way down to 0% is even worse. While modern batteries can't fully discharge (whatever you do, there's still a small amount of electricity that will remain unavailable to your phone's hungriness), hitting the rock bottom of your juicer means that some of the battery's cells will no longer be able to hold charge. And this is pretty bad.

 

3. Your phone's battery feels best at ~40%

There's a reason why the batteries of most phones come pre-charged between 40% and 50% - this is the ideal state of a battery as the voltage is neither too high, nor too low. First of all, this exact charge level does not stress the battery's cells, yet it still allows it to slowly discharge itself while waiting for the impatient user to provide a steady flow of electrical current.

 

4. Avoid high temperatures

High temperatures are bad for your battery. Your battery can lose up to 80% of its overall capacity if you store it at temperatures of 140F (60C) in a year, though we doubt that anyone will do so. At 77F (or 25C), your phone will lose less than 20% of its maximum capacity for one year.

 

5. Low temperatures are a no-no as well

If you need to store a battery (due to reasons unknown), make sure that you don't subject it to extremely low temperatures, as freezing deteriorates cells' ability to hold charge, similar to the way heat affects them.

 

6. Leaving your battery depleted for a long time will render it useless

Normally, your lithium-ion battery will be depleted if the voltage level falls down to roughly 3.0V/cell. If, however, the voltage inside the battery falls below 2.7V/cell, the battery's protective circuits will put into the so-called "sleep" mode, making it nonchargeable naturally, that's the worst case scenario. That's why it's advisable to always make sure that the battery is charged to some extent ideally,that'd be around 40%, as we already mentioned.

 

7. Lithium-ion batteries have a shelf life

Simply put, you shouldn't stock up on lithium-ion batteries regardless whether you use them or not, they slowly degrade over time and their maximum capacity deteriorate. Instead, buy a new battery immediately before you put it inside your device.

 

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S6 tutorial

 

Samsung's two latest Android flagships, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be launching on many regions very soon (early April). The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have a beautiful screen on their side, with lots of new customization options coming via ways of themes that change the icons, wallpapers, font, and the overall appearance of the phone. Which makes you want to share your beautiful home screen with everyone online... you probably wondering how to take screenshots on these two phones, here's the tutorial.

 

How do you take a screenshot on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ?

 

tut

It's all very simple: just simultaneously press the big round home key up front and the power/lock key on the side. You'll hear a short click, and then a zippy animation will show the screengrab flying off the display. The screenshot will then appear in your notification dropdown and it will be automatically saved into the gallery app where you can see it, edit it, and share it.

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Samsung Pixel Battery Saver Booster

 

If you own a Samsung Galaxy device, you probably have Battery life issues ? Right ? Most of the battery life problems is caused by Samsung's super AMOLED displays, as they are huge (5.0" - 6.0") with resolutions various from FHD to QHD which means more pixels to power and more brightness needed. The display consumes an average of 45% to 55% of your battery life. Don't worry we have a solution for you... Easy and Safe too!

 

To increase your battery life you will need to reduce the number of pixels on your screen by reducing the resolution of your screen. Placing black spots in a pattern over the screen will actually turn off the pixels in those locations (because in AMOLED tech black color is achieved by actually turning off the pixels on the display). So parts of your screen will be turned off. You'll do that using a simple App that does NOT require any Rooting at all.

 


Increase Battery Life by Following these Instructions:


1. Download Pixel Battery Saver
Download & Install the App from Google Play Store Here [FREE]

 

App

 


 

2. Choose level of effect
The app will apply a filter over your screen, placing black pixels in a pattern. You can choose the pattern's density as soon as you launch it.

 

level

 


 

3. Activating the filter
This is what happens when the app is doing its work. Note that the effect looks much less pronounced on the actual phone's screen.

 


 

4. Want battery saving only?
If you only wish to reduce your screen's sharpness when the battery is running low, tap on the "Booting" tab on the top right, then check "Start on specific battery level" and "And only then" (if you wish to not be able to turn the filter on manually), then use the slider below to set the battery threshold.

 

battery save

 


 

5. Permanent notification and quicktoggle
The app runs in persistent mode, so Android can't close it at random. Its notification will give you a quick on / off toggle, too, so that makes it useful

 


 

6. Toggle at will
And there you go - you are free to reduce the screen's sharpness at will and save some precious battery. Now combine this with Power Saving Mode for some extreme longevity!

 

pixil

 

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boot lopp

 

Manually flashing firmware updates to your Samsung device is the fastest way to get updates, even if the firmware is official and 100% safe, there is still a chance for ERROR!

 

Any error can lead your Samsung device to boot loop. which means the device will keep restarting without booting into the operating system, this happens when you flash wrong firmware version or using a corrupt file. Good News, we have a solution for that.

 

boot loop

 

You can easily get out of a boot loop by just following the steps provided on the video below. Don't forget to check out our YouFirmware section, we provide 100% official Samsung Lollipop / Marshmallow firmwares.

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Samsung developed Odin as a utility software to be used for flashing custom recovery firmware images onto any Samsung device that's powered by Android. In the course of this article, you will learn how to use it safely to manually install the various custom ROM firmwares, updates and kernels available for your smartphone.


What you will need


1. A Windows PC


2. Your smartphone/tablet


3. A USB cable to connect the device to your Windows PC


Preparations before you begin


1. Back up all important data that's currently on your smartphone as you might lose them during this process.


2. Install the latest Samsung USB drivers onto your PC. You can download and install Samsung Kies, which will do it automatically for you, but feel free to download and install them manually if you so choose.


3. Keep USB Debugging enabled on your Samsung device.


4. Charge the battery of your device to a minimum of 80%.


5. Once you have installed the latest USB drivers, make sure that you exit Kies before proceeding further as it's known to interfere with Odin at times.


6. Download and unzip the custom ROM or the official firmware which you want to flash onto your Samsung device. Make sure that your device's model number and the model number of the firmware match perfectly or you will run the risk of bricking your device.


Downloading, installing and running Odin


1. Download the latest version of Odin.


2. It will be in a .zip file format, so you will need to extract it.


3. Go into the extracted file folder and right click on the Odin3 v3.x.exe file ("x" represents the version of the software which will vary depending on which version you downloaded) and left click on "run as administrator."


4. Odin will now start and on the very first screen, make sure that the only two options checked are "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time."



Installing the firmware


1. Switch off your Samsung device.


2. Hold down on the Power button, Home button and the Volume Down button at the same time.



3. When you see the warning screen, complete with a yellow triangle that has an exclamation mark inside, let go of the three buttons and press only the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.


4. Now connect your device to your PC via USB and wait until you see a box just under the "ID:COM" tab light up in blue (the color may vary depending on your version of Odin). The number you see in the box is the USB port number which your phone/tablet is using to connect to the PC. You may also see a new "Added" message in the bottom left panel.



5. Left click on "AP" or "PDA" and browse the folder where you had previously unzipped the firmware package to find the firmware file which should have tar.md5 at the end of its name.


6. Once Odin has loaded up the file, click on "Start" to begin the process.



7. Wait until the process finishes and you see a green "Pass" button indicating that you have managed to successfully flash the custom ROM onto your device.


What if the update package contains more than just one file (tar.md5)?


In that case, you will need to simply add a few extra steps to the process after step 4 and in place of step 5. After that, just follow the instructions from step 6 and step 7 to complete the process.


1. Click on "AP" or "PDA" and select the file with the term "PDA" in its name.


2. Click on "CSC" and select the file with the term "CSC" in its name.


3. Click on CP and select the file with the term "modem" in its name.


*All files will be in the folder where you unzipped the downloaded firmware package.


**In case any of the files are not in the package, you don't need to worry as it means that the missing file is not necessary for the flashing process.


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