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Blackberry was the first company to try and tackle the mobile phone information security issue on a global scale. At the time they were pushing the issue, there was nothing more to back it than an overindulged conspiracy theory. When Mobile Internet was taking its baby steps very few individuals could see the how far it grow. The only need to protect your device was from the prying eyes of the government. 

 

As we said before, this is an idea that is being overindulged in Hollywood and other entertainment industries. Unless if you were involved in some Escobar kind of crime you had nothing to be afraid of. Because really who would be interested in wasting resources to see that you checking out child porn. The porn site would definitely be hunted down but not you.

 

Today the situation is different. Mobile Internet has literary taken over. Even in the most remote areas, there is now easy internet connectivity. Only the really outlandish areas are still without a proper reception. This is because of the amount of money that is being made online. The very same reason we now need to seriously consider mobile security. The money is causing ISP to go further in search of more users and also attracting scammers.

 

Policing the Phone

 

Without a doubt, there is now more potential of losing money online than ever before. However, rest assured, online casinos are 100% safe and secure. They do this by securing their websites with 128-bit SSL encryption. Visit https://www.casino-mate.com for safe online casino games. There is an unprecedented rise in cyber criminals. Not only in one area but in so many areas. Each and every day a new way is devised to take money away from even the most tech savvy individuals.

 

Therefore it has become essential to own a phone that at least knows more about cyber security. The phone should try to do more to stop intruders. One of the ways sure enough as Blackberry had predicted is data transfer encryption. This technology will even protect your transactions from prying eyes. It is the very same technology that is being used to protect player information at online casinos.

 

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Android smartphones continue to get better each year with better cameras, faster processors and new apps.  Many of these phones are also much cheaper.  This does it make it difficult when choosing an Android smartphone.  This article will look at some of the top Android phones to buy.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

 


The Samsung Galaxy S8 is considered the best Android smartphone and comes with a 5.8 inch screen.  The display is large and fills almost the entire face of the phone.  It has a great processor, loads of storage space, a slot for an SD card and it is fully waterproof.  The camera takes high quality photos and videos.  Some reviews have said the phone may be a bit overwhelming, but Samsung has added many features into this phone which means there is a feature for everyone.  The phone is aesthetically appealing filled with great features and is a great choice for a wide range of users.  It may be advisable to spend a bit more to get the Galaxy S8+, which is a bit bigger and has more battery life.  A drawback of this phone is that the fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the phone and the facial recognition does not work as well as expected. 

 

LG V30

 


The LG V30 is a great phone and takes over from the G6.  The V30 is designed using metal and glass, but is slimmer and has subtle curves.  The phone is easy to hold even though it has a 6 inch display.  Internally the phone is well made, comes with a great camera and is ideal for playing the online Blackjack Canada has to offer.  Even though the pixels are small the standard shooter takes exceptional photos and the secondary shooter comes with a wide angle camera.  The LG software is easy to use and this phone does all the necessary basics really well and looks good.  There is also a V30+ available which has more storage space which makes it more value for money.  The built-in quad DAC makes great sound, better than most phones.  It's a pricey phone, but offers good value for money.

 

OnePlus 5

 


The OnePlus 5 comes with the latest Android OS, 7.1 Nougat and Snapdragon 835 CPU and has been compared to the iPhone X.  It has a rear and front camera.  It has received rave reviews for being the best Android phone and the Chinese manufacturer of this phone has made improvements from the OnePlus 3 and 3T.  The OnePlus 5 comes with a slick design and loads of power.  The display, AMOLED, is vibrant and bright and has a fast fingerprint scanner.  It does not have a micro SD card and the battery life is not great, generally lasts for about a day, but the price is worth it considering the features. 

 

HTC U11

 


The HTC U11 comes with a 5.5 inch 2 K display which allows for great quality videos and has 4GB RAM and a Snapdragon 835 CPU.  It has squeezable sides that allows for quick launching of apps.  The camera, although only a 12MP takes good quality photos from the back and the front camera has a 16MP camera. The HTS U11 has Liquid Surface design and offers two colours at the same time, a unique and fun feature of this phone.

 

Blackberry KEYone

 


The BlackBerry KEYone may be a strange inclusion on this list, but this phone is efficient and has great battery life.  It has a 635 Snapdragon chip and it has a keyboard which will appeal to some users.  It is a great phone and also comes with a good camera.


Microsoft

 

Microsoft is killing Nokia Branding step by step, the company just announced the "Microsoft Portable Power DC-21" with a 6,000 mAh charger available in three different bright colors. It is the most powerful charger by the company to date, but it is also the first one using the new branding "Microsoft" not "Nokia" or "Lumia".

 

Since Microsoft is dropping the Nokia branding already, I guess the rumors were true and upcoming phones and accessories will be Microsoft branded as well.

 

About the charger now. Microsoft Portable Power is a 6,000 mAh portable charger available in white, green and orange. When used with Nokia Universal Fast USB Charger AC-60 (or any 1.5A wall charger I suppose), it goes up to 80% for three hours and up to 100% in four hours. The Charger will cost about $50.

 

 

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Desire A11

 

Looks like HTC is working on Mid-Range Smartphone for the Desire family. Its codename is "HTC A11". We got the first leaked photos of an A11 proto-type.

 

The A11 is going to be a mid-range offering, but one that will come with a 64-bit chipset, which will be the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). This is the first ever 64-bit SoC from Qualcomm, and it was unveiled in December of last year. It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, and an Adreno 306 GPU.

 

Desire A11

 

HTC's upcoming handset will also sport a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480x854) touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera sans LED flash, and a VGA front snapper. It shall run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with an HTC overlay on top. As you can see from the images above, it won't have dual front-facing speakers like higher-end devices in HTC's portfolio.

 

 

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Now that the Note 7 has been discontinued permanently, Samsung is sending a very special protective box for customers to return the smartphone in. The boxes themselves are thermally insulated and the kit actually contains a pair of safety gloves! You will first need to power off the Note 7 and put it into the shielding bag. Next, the shielding bag containing the phone is to be put inside the replacement box. The replacement box will then go into another inner box, following which, the whole package is to be placed inside the final box, which will be shipped back to the manufacturer. One can only ship the item via ground transportation as none of the devices will be allowed on an aircraft. If this doesn't give you an idea about how serious the issue is, nothing will.



We are sad to see such a well made device undone by such disastrous internal engineering flaws, but considering that this was a flagship device with premium pricing, one cannot help but feel astonished that something like this could ever happen to such a device, especially when it was made by the world's number one smartphone maker. If you have not already, return your Galaxy Note 7 NOW. Even if it has been marked as safe, that marking is invalid in light of the current situation.


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Samsung CEO

 

Samsung sales weren't that good latelty, the Korean company is looking to increase its sales rate performance. Kim Hyun-Joon, Samsung's senior vice president of its mobile communications business, tried to ease things with the investors. He said the company is preparing to launch Two new flagship Smartphones, one of them with new materials and another with a large screen. Sound like the Galaxy Alpha.

 

Now, it wouldn't take long to figure which these devices are, considering that Mr. Kim specified they're coming in the next six months.

 

This is yet another confirmation, that Samsung is preparing to launch an Android smartphone wrapped in premium materials, and more specifically, metal. In fact, it is rumored to do so with the rumored Galaxy Alpha in just a week or so.

 

 

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In a time when the world has invariably moved on to the rectangular brick form in varying sizes, Samsung is one of the few companies in the entire world that has not abandoned the flip phone completely yet. It's not like that the Korean company simply produces legacy devices just to keep the flip phone alive mind you; these are fully-fledged smartphones with top-of-the-line chips, Sufficient RAM, internal storage and the latest Android Operating Systems. The latest addition to this long line of flip smartphones is going to be the SM-G9298. No other name has been revealed for the handset so far, but it should be announced on August 3rd, during an exclusive media event by Samsung in Beijing, China. This is of course leaked news brought to us by @mmddj_china on Twitter. Check out the specs of the upcoming device below, as per the leaks so far.

 

• Two 4.2-inch displays; one on the outside and the other on the inside
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC
• 4GB RAM
• 64GB of internal storage
• 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera
• 2,300mAh battery with wireless charging

 

Check out the image above and let us know if you would buy one if you could.

 

Via: SamMobile

 

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Samsung was supposed to be the first OEM in the world to bring the foldable smartphone to our doors, but now that ZTE has already beaten Samsung to the first punch by years, the only hope the old and cancelled Project Valley enthusiasts have is that the Korean company will at least be releasing one in 2019. If the latest report by The Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, that might really turn out to be true.


According to the report, the upcoming device will sport a 7-inch Super AMOLED display, that will fold in half from the middle like a wallet. There will apparently be a secondary display on the outside of the device as well, to make it usable even without folding out the phone. As you would expect for a device with essentially three different displays to be, the Galaxy X, aka Winner will be a costly smartphone at roughly $1,500!


Expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (Feb 25 - 28), keep in mind that while this is a much more specific leak than what we are used to in regard to the illusive foldable Samsung smartphone, the release date is still just a speculation.


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Verizon has the sole right to sell the Google Pixel phones as a carrier, but T-Mobile has a deal for you that might just tempt a few of the Pixel phone owners towards committing to T-Mobile for the long run. If you have a Pixel, a subscription to T-Mobile's Unlimited One plan will earn you a bill credit of $325. Considering that it will shave off half the price from the 32GB variant of the Pixel ($649) and the price of an additional mid-range smartphone from the cost of the 32GB Pixel XL ($769), this plan already has the attention of the customers.


However, before you start getting to excited about the offer, there are a few stipulations that you must take into account. Firstly, the Unlimited One plans start at $70 per month and in spite of being touted as "unlimited," it downgrades videos to 480p resolution, as well as throttling tethering speeds. Secondly, you WON'T be receiving the entire $325 in one bill credit; rather, it will be evenly distributed over the course of 24 months, at a rate of $13.55 per credit. Finally, in order to avail this offer, you will need to sign up for it within 30 days from your Pixel's date of purchase.


Considering the insane price tags on the Pixel phones and especially the Pixel XL, will you go for this plan? More importantly, will it actually benefit you and suit your needs?


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After months of rumors, the Pixel phones have now been officially revealed and here's a short summary of what Google announced about them. Check the photo above if you want to see the hardware specs.


Size, color and material - The Pixel (5-inch display) and the Pixel XL (5.5-inch display), both will come in silver, black and blue (limited Edition). They will sport an aluminium (aerospace-grade) unibody design with an overall smooth texture.


Unlimited cloud storage - All Pixel users will be given unlimited cloud storage options for their photos and videos via Google Photos.


Pixel Imprint and "Moves"- The fingerprint scanner at the back (Pixel imprint) will now notify you about new messages, emails and other notifications.


Google Assistant and Google Duo - Google Assistant will replace Google Now and the two phones will come with the virtual assistant preloaded as an in-built feature. It's the same with the Google Duo video calling app, which also comes pre-loaded into the two smartphones.


Support Tab - There's an actual Support Tab inside the Settings menu which will let you connect with an expert to solve any problem that you might be facing on the phone.


Personalised case - A user customizable live case will work in sync with Google Earth and Google Trends.


Quick Switch Adapter - The Quick Switch Adapter will let you transfer your media, contacts and even iMessages to the new Pixel phone.


Best camera ever? - Google has proudly announced that the two phones will sport the best camera ever seen on a smartphone yet (DxoMark score is 89).



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About a month after its initial debut, Google's latest mobile operating system, AKA, Marshmallow run on less than 1% of Android phones. According to newly released developer stats from Google, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has found its way onto just 0.3 percent of Android handsets so far.


The data is collected from signals sent to the Play Store, which helps identify what Android version is on handsets or tablets. Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1), on the other hand, accounts for nearly 26 percent, it is worth noting that Android 5.1 Lollipop jumped to more than 10 percent, perhaps implying that a lot of smartphones are still shipping that run this Android version, while Kit Kat (4.4) is the most popular version with about 38 percent of the total.


Interestingly, while Android 4.4 KitKat, which arrived in October 2013, remained on top of the list, which got 37.8 percent. It ticked downward, however, signifying people might already be shifting to Android 5.1 and 6.0.


The numbers likewise suggest that, presently, there are more devices that run Marshmallow OS over those that are powered by Android 2.2 Froyo (0.2 percent), which began rolling out in May 2010.


Android 6.0 Marshmallow first started rolling out to Nexus devices on Oct. 5. That includes the Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Nexus Player. Other new phones with the OS include the HTC One A9.  Officially announced in August, Android 6.0 "is the sweetest, smartest Android version yet.  One of the best features called Now on Tap as well as battery life improvements, more privacy and security controls, and easier device setup.

 

Source: PCMag


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They say it's not the camera that makes a good photograph-it's the photographer. If you've got some skills when it comes to taking a photo, you'll be able to produce some truly amazing shots with any type of camera.


Even if you were to use the camera on your humble smartphone, you would still get good results.


Cameras on smartphones-particularly the Android smartphones-get better with every new model. Because of this, it really isn't all that difficult to produce some great photos. But while a smartphone camera's capabilities are sufficient enough for your photography needs, having a few extra tools and gadgets at your disposal certainly wouldn't hurt.


Here are a few apps and accessories for your Android smartphone that can help improve your photography:


1. Camera Zoom FX



If you want a camera and photo editing app that gives you a suite of professional features along with some awesome effects and filters for your next Instagram selfie, then this app is for you. A heavy favorite among Android users, this app gets you pretty close to having a smartphone that can work like a DSLR, thanks to powerful features such as full manual controls; RAW capture on supported devices; the option to adjust your ISO, exposure, shutter speed, and focus distance; powerful HD post-processing; and more.


2. Ztylus RV-1 Revolver Lens Attachment and Case



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With DSLR cameras, it's important to use the right lens for your needs-the kit lens can only take you so far. Interchangeable lenses play a crucial role in achieving your desired shot, especially if you're trying to shoot close-ups with very fine detail (macro) or a panoramic landscape shot (wide-angle).


The same principle applies to your smartphone. If you want to achieve better results and get more variety out of your smartphone camera, using attachable lenses is the way to go. For Android phones, the Ztyler RV-1 revolver lens is a great, inexpensive option, as it gives you three lenses in one: a wide angle, a super macro, and an extreme fisheye. It also comes with a polarizer for when you're shooting outdoors in sunny weather.


3. Manual Camera



If you want a simple, no-frills app that offers impressive, full manual camera controls, this is the app for you. It has no cutesy effects, no artsy filters, and none of the other fun add-on features from other camera apps on the market. It simply allows you to take full advantage of Android Lollipop's Camera2 API.


With this app, you'll be able to manually adjust your shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus distance, and exposure compensation. It also allows you to shoot in RAW format, which is preferred by photographers to make post-processing much easier.



Make sure to run the compatibility test first to see if it will work for you and your device.


4. Snap Camera HDR



Whether you are a professional photographer or a casual user, Snap Camera HD is an extremely useful app for creating great images and videos. In addition to the usual manual controls and the RAW support, it also offers 4K video recording, HDR mode, fast picture mode, and miscellaneous (but pretty useful) features such as the ability to use your phone's Torch mode while recording video in low-light situations.


5. FLY-X3 Plus 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer




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When you're shooting with a smartphone, you're not exactly going to be carrying a tripod everywhere you go. The better solution, therefore, is to use a handheld gimbal stabilizer. This simple, portable, and highly useful device uses a motorized 3-axis powered gimbal to eliminate camera shake and give you the smoothest, most stable video footage and images. This is perfect for action shots or for images that require slower shutter speeds.


6. DSLR Camera Pro



Just as the name suggests, the DSLR Camera Pro is an app that lets you turn your smartphone into a DSLR-or as close as it can get to a DSLR, anyway. Just like Manual Camera, this app keeps it fairly simple by doing away with fancy filters, frames, stickers, and other extra camera effects. It just sticks to manual camera settings. The features include a moveable viewfinder, live histogram, exposure compensation, light metering mode, ISO and white balance adjustment, and more.


7. Luxi Light Meter




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Luxi is a great addition to your photography tools and accessories because it turns your smartphone into a professional-quality light meter. Much like the integrated light meter in a DSLR camera, Luxi will help you determine the optimal manual settings to achieve the perfect exposure for your images.


With this device, you take most of the guesswork out of adjusting your smartphone camera's manual settings.


8. Pocket Spotlight



Image Source: Photojojo


When it comes to photography, lighting is key. But what happens when the lighting is virtually nonexistent?


Instead of using your phone's built-in flash to add some light to your images, use an external lighting device like Photojojo's Pocket Spotlight.


Compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones, this portable device is a continuous light source that plugs into your phone's headphone jack. It produces beautifully even, soft light in three modes: full strength, half strength, and strobe-tastic.


Apart from these apps and accessories, there are many other ways to make the best out of your smartphone's camera. Give them a try and experiment with various apps and add-on accessories to see which ones work best for you and your phone when it comes to creating amazing, professional-quality images!


The Bestselling Mobile Phones of the Last 20 Years

 

When most people think of mobile phones, Apple comes to mind, but did you know that the top selling phone of all time was actually the humble little Nokia? How did this phone we laugh at when we find it stuck in the junk drawer beat the stylish Apple iPhone in total unit sales?

 

Also, the Samsung Galaxy S4 breaks all records and scored 445 Million sold units in one year. Check the Bestselling Mobile Phones of the Last 20 Years Infographic below.

 

Best Selling mobile phones in the worlds

 

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Windows 10

 

Microsoft decided to skip the number 9 entirely and name Windows 10 as the successor to Windows 8.1. The new OS version will unsurprisingly come with the features that have been rumored for the next Windows iteration over the past few months.

 

On the PC side, Windows 10 seems to be all about convincing those who are still sticking with Windows 7 to finally upgrade.

 

Windows 10

 

So the Start Menu is back, though with a distinct "Metro" vibe. It has tiles and icons that are a blend of classic and new universal apps. Tiles can be re-sized. The new Search feature in the Start Menu pulls results from the Web as well as local content.

 

Windows 10

 

Users of Windows with mice and keyboards are finally taken seriously again, with the dual-environment feel of Windows 8 now totally gone. Modern (metro) apps can run in windowed mode. Hence, Snap View now works with both types of apps, and it's even been expanded to allow for a maximum of four apps to be on the screen at the same time.

 

 

Windows 10 demo [Video]


Windows 10

 

Windows 10 may arrive earlier than expected. Previous info had us marking July,29th on our calendars, but Microsoft is testing candidate builds for both computers and phones. Now, Microsoft may go through a number of candidates before ironing out all issues, but the builds currently in testing reportedly look promising.

 

They are undergoing the review process and a decision should be made soon. There was an impression that Windows 10 Mobile, the smartphone version, will launch later than its computer twin, but now it sounds like both versions are going hand in hand.

 

 

The Mobile version has been available as a Technical Preview since mid-February. Since then it has become clear that all WP8-running Lumia phones (and non-Lumia ones) will get Windows 10 though those with 512MB RAM will have some limitations.

 

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There was a time when all the main gaming you did was played out on a console or a PC, but how times have changed. In line with virtually everything technological, people are now generally looking for a "one device does everything" approach to play in order to enjoy everything from movies and social media to bingo online. This, along with ever more available wireless go-anywhere connectivity, means that smartphones are now becoming many people's first choice for gaming.


The manufacturers are well aware of this fact and are incorporating more and more gamer-friendly features into each new generation of phones. So here are five to get your fingers twitching in anticipation of their 2017 launches.


Apple iPhone 7S



Hard to believe it, but 2017 sees the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and what a long way it's come since its launch. Traditionally Apple make all their big product launches in September and there's no reason why next year should be any different, Rumours are already rife that the 7S may have an OLED screen giving extra-sharp picture quality as well as the phone featuring wireless charging. What will definitely be included are the revolutionary wireless headphones that are great for gaming.


Xiaomi Mi Mix



Due out from January the Xiaomi Mi Mix is proof, as if it was needed, that some of the lesser-known manufacturers have some big surprises up their sleeves. Most notable on this phone will be the big, edgeless screen which comprised over 93% of the total phone size and which promises crystal-clear images. This is married to a super-fast processer and up to 6GB of RAM. For fantastic sound there's also going to be the very technical sounding "cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology".


HTC 11



Their preceding model, the HTC 10, was widely agreed to be the model that really put the maker back on the map and the 11 is likely to be an improvement even on this model, due out in April. Sound is likely to include the successful Boomsound speakers and a fast Snapdragon 830 processor will be able to deal with all the gaming action that you need. They're also likely to increase the screen size from 5.2" up to 5.5" and up the battery power which will mean less frequent need for e-charging.


LG G6



The end of February should see the launch of the G6. It's expected to have a glass front and rear. Of particular interest to gamers are the plans to improve the processor to prepare it for Virtual Reality applications. Wireless charging is also likely to feature as well as an innovative iris-scanning technology to help keep the phone safe from unauthorised use.


Samsung Galaxy 8



Following the disastrous and costly launch of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung have a lot riding on the 8. They've got till August to get it right and when it is launched we're expecting to have a phone with a large 5.7" screen and a powerful processor ready for VR gaming. Waterproofing is almost certain too - ideal if you're a fan of gaming in the bath.


So of all the phones it's inevitable that the most noise will be made about Apple's - but that doesn't mean it's necessarily the only one for gaming. So maybe look to the Xiaomi if you want the biggest, and best, surprises. 


Lollipop

 

It has been the hot thing to make kill switches for phones recently. Carriers have been asked by government agencies to do it, states are passing laws to require it, Apple did it, and now Google is implementing it in Android 5.0, Lollipop will come with an opt-in "Factory Reset Protection" option that keeps a thief from being able to wipe your phone, making it a less appealing target in the first place.

 

Android Lock

 

If you activate this feature, your Google login will be required to factory reset the phone or tablet. Presumably this will also prevent factory resets through recovery-otherwise it would be pretty useless. A secure lock screen of some sort will be required for this feature as well. The feature will be built-in on all Android Lollipop.

 

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