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The less-than-30,000 category just a lot more exciting this year, as we have seen two big names Realme and OnePlus released their budget-friendly phones. The Realme X3 series which includes the Realme X3 and Realme x3 superzoom offers some really good specifications including a telephoto camera for the price. OnePlus recently released its much-hyped Nored smartphone, making it the second affordable mobile from the company. Vivo also went ahead and launched V19, which also good a good rating from the users. These phones make some really good list of the phones that are under Rs. 30,000. But what if you have to choose just one. Don't worry. We are here to help you to make the decision and purchase the best phone for your hard-earned money.
The OnePlus Nord is a new phone from OnePlus and the good news is that it falls into the budget category while providing some of the best specs around. It manages to deliver a similar Android experience as the OnePlus 8, which is a pricier smartphone. OnePlus has kept all the major specs such as the AMOLED display, warp charge, fast charging, and a massive battery power to back up the phone all day long. The OnePlus uses a glass cover on the back and it's more like plastic.
The phone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which does support 5G, that is cool. Overall it is hard to find any flaw in terms of performance. You can play video games or watch videos without getting it too hot or lagging performance. It uses four rear cameras with two front cameras. The primary camera is 48MP and uses the same sensor as the flagship OnePlus 8, complete with optical optimization to eliminate blur and unwanted noise. It can sharpen things in tricky shooting scenarios, like harsh sunlight. The front camera can record in 4K at 60fps.
Xiaomi unveils Redmi K20 Pro and it has everything you need in a premium smartphone. It is the latest and the first smartphone that cost less than $400 and still powered by the Snapdragon 855. Xiaomi has focused exclusively on the budget category with Redmi series but with Redmi K20 Pro it is going to change the whole Redmi branding for good. It has a similar design to K20 but has high-end hardware specification that makes it even better.
It is the first most affordable smartphone with Snapdragon 855 chipset which will really improve the performance of the phone. The device has a huge 6.39-inch FHD display without any cutout at the front due to a retractable front camera. It features a 20MP sensor for the front camera. The camera pop up under a second, and you can also customize the activation sound. But the most spectacular feature of the device is its evocative gradient background which will make you fall in love with its look and feel.
It has a 48MP primary sensor for the rear camera, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 13MP wide-angle shooter. The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 27W wired charging, which takes around an hour to charge from zero to 100 percent. For connectivity, it has a Wi-Fi, a USB-C charging and Bluetooth 5.0. The Redmi K20 Pro will go on sale from tomorrow in China and will be available in red, blue, and carbon fiber color options. The Redmi K20 will go on sale from June 6 in China and will start from $290.
Although no many people find expandable storage of any use, a lot of people prefer to have a MicroSD card slot on a phone. Unfortunately, a lot of phones nowadays don't use this extra storage space. These manufacturers choose not to include the MicroSD card slot merely because it takes up precious space that could be filled by more important components.
Xiaomi though might have a different approach for this. Every smartphone uses a SIM card slot for the SIM, so why not have a SIM card that is also a microSD card. This will save the extra spaced needed for a microSD card slot taking up on your phone.
A patent found by IT Home shows how Xiaomi is working on the revolutionary storage technology that may end up the need for separate slots altogether. The card would have the usual SIM technology on one side and then storage technology on the other side. This would, of course, require a specialized SIM tray that can read both ends. The only drawback here is that only Xiamoi phones could use this kind of technology. As this technology is patent by the company.
It may seem like a brilliant idea but it might be too late. Since eSIM technology is going to be a more popular form of technology in smartphones, and there might not be even a space for a physical SIM tray the card in the upcoming few years. However, between now and then Xiamoi could entice people looking for expandable storage to buy its products.
While the name itself is very hard to take seriously in every possible way, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 X could both figuratively and literally be a game changing device. It has been a while since companies truly tested the old debate about "how big is too big," but the Mate 20 X is certainly asking that question! Featuring a mammoth 7.21" OLED display, this is not just a flagship device with all the bells and whistles, it brings something completely new to the plate too. Apparently, Huawei has developed this giant to cater to the needs of mobile gamers and while it's not out yet, it would be safe to say that this does look VERY promising. The OEM is even going to sell exclusive joysticks for the phone separately, similar to the Nintendo Switch console. To know what we are talking about, take a look at the most impressive specs below.
· Kirin 980 SoC with graphene-based cooling system
· 7.21" 2244 x 1080 FHD+ OLED display (HDR) with a dew drop notch
· 5000mAh battery
· 40 MP (f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7") + 20 MP (f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7") + 8 MP (f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), ¼", 5x optical zoom)
· 24 MP f/2.0, 26mm (wide) selfie camera
· Color options: Midnight Blue, Phantom Silver
· Compatible with stylus and gamepad, which will be sold separately
· Available for Preorder from October 26
· Exclusive to China and certain parts of Asia only at the moment
Well, you and your agent Sbobet can take a break and learn about a very interesting article on plagiarism today! Have you ever wondered why students today have stopped writing original content and why there is too much-plagiarized content in an article written today by a new writer? Well, this is because of the reasons that they don't have time; rather, we should say they can't manage time. secondly, they don't know how important original content is for their career. So today we will tell you about the different means that you can use to get plagiarism checked.
Plagiarism checking is very much important if you are a content company owner who has dozens of writers working for him or if you are an instructor who has to submit research papers of students on behalf of the university. In both bases, your reputation and your career are at stake, so it is best that you nip the evil in the bud and make sure that the plagiarized content is caught and the culprit is punished!
To check plagiarism in an article, new technology has offered the best tools for use. These tools are more commonly known as the plagiarism checking tools and you can choose them identifying plagiarism in documents. You cannot possibly check for plagiarism by yourself manually so it is very obvious that you will need help from technology to serve this purpose too just like it treats every other problem.
Now there are two versions of these plagiarism tools available in the market, don't get confused already. The main purpose of the plagiarism tool is to check content for plagiarism but the version differs in their specifications and their payments. We are going to discuss both of the versions ion details below and we will also give you examples of tools that you can use that suit you best!
The Free Online Version of Plagiarism Tools!
The free plagiarism tools available online through websites that offer these tools are different. These checkers are completely free, and they offer limited searches per day that mean you cannot check plagiarism with the help of these tools if you are working with bulk. Moreover, the plagiarism tools are not capable of showing the reference of the content that is copied. If you use the online versions, then you can only use them to check the limited amount of files and it will tell you about the percentage of copied content in them!
The Paid Versions of Plagiarism Tools!
The paid version is far more ahead in features and in working. They are highly reliable. They can tell you about the exact reference from where the content is copied so that you can make your case even more stronger. Moreover, if you want to check bulk files, you can easily do so by just uploading all of them with one click. You have to pay yearly or monthly subscriptions for these tools!
For many of us, our phones are an important asset in our everyday lives. They are our tool for communication, our cameras and even our alarm clocks.
Are you sure you are making the most of everything that this technology has to offer? From 360° travel tours to creating lip sync videos, we have found five great activities that you can do on your smartphone.
Recent advancements in digital tech has paved the way for a variety of new Virtual Reality experiences, and you don't need expensive equipment to experience it for yourself. Ascape VR is a mobile app that allows you explore 360° travel videos and scenic tours from your own phone. Just tilt the screen to look in any direction.
Its content includes everything from tours of paradise beaches in New Zealand to footage of Disney parades in Disney Land Paris. For the most immersive experience, you can simply place your smartphone inside a VR headset. Whether you need a hand deciding on your next summer vacation or you would just like to see more of the world from the convenience of your own home, Ascape VR is an ideal app for discovering new places.
Mimo is a new app that allows you to learn how to code from your smartphone. In a rapidly digitalising world, this is a skill that will not only help you in the job market, but will also help you to understand the technology that you use on a daily basis.
Mimo's courses give you the option of learning how to make a website, build an iOS app, become a hacker or even create your own game. Its lessons are split into interactive, bitesize pieces that make it easy to practice your coding skills any time you have a few minutes to spare.
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Why not use your spare time to take on new challenges and even win some money? Slots of Vegas is a mobile online casino with over 100 games to play. From table and slot games to video poker, Slots of Vegas has a wide variety of exciting casino games powered by a safe and secure Realtime Gaming software.
With the option to either play in your web browser or download the games directly to your phone, accessing the casino is easy. Why not play a game of 3 Card Rummy or Dragon Orb and see for yourself?
Soon: The Everyday Bucket List
If you are someone that likes to make plans to do new things and go on adventures but struggles to organise them, the Sweden-based app Soon will make a perfect addition to your mobile home screen.
The app allows you to find relevant content and categorise your to-do lists. Also, its map feature gives you the ability to find locations and add them to your travel plans. You can even invite your travel companions to collaborate and share locations with you.
This app is the perfect planning tool for helping you to complete your bucket list.
Creating and editing home videos has never been easier! iOS app Dubsmash allows you to add audio clips to your own footage and lip sync popular internet sounds and videos.
Sounds include famous catchphrases from The Big Bang Theory, Mean Girls, The Simpsons and even popular memes such as Danielle Bregoli's ‘Cash me outside,' with this app it is easy to create funny videos within minutes.
Pick your sound, record your video and then use the app's messaging feature to share your new creation with friends.
These five apps are just a few examples of the creative and fun uses your mobile phone has to offer. Log on to your Apple or Google Play app store and start exploring for yourself.
Whether you are a business owner or a higher up, carrying around two phones can be tedious. With the added stress of ensuring it is charged, this can oftentimes be more stress than it is worth. However, by eliminating the need for a job and personal phone, you can begin to manage workload and ensure a phone call is never missed again.
Ensures Open Line Of Communication
One of the biggest benefits that come from a BYOD (bring your device) services is that it keeps an open line of communication when you are out of the office. It allows you to answer all your work phone calls without having to carry around a separate phone. This not only saves time, but this is also a business expense that can be spared by using your device instead of purchasing business phones for you.
Allows For Work To Be Completed Outside The Office
In addition to ensuring open lines of communication, there is the opportunity to complete work outside of the office. Whether this is conference calls or meetings with other members of the team, work can be completed remotely. This is ideal for those that are constantly travelling for business as work can be completed with the phone and a laptop. Though this will require a strong phone signal, this is a simple yet effective way of keeping your business connected through a central network, regardless of where you are travelling to.
Ensures Emails Are Connected
In addition to phone calls, having all your emails on one place can help you to complete work efficiently over the course of the day. Whether you are travelling to meetings or you are away on business, a BYOD contract allows you to use your phone as a central hub to the office. This is ideal particularly for smaller businesses as this will keep everyone connected even when travelling on business. This allows those that are out on jobs to still be contactable when they are out of the office. This will not only improve efficiency, but it has the potential to boost revenue month on month.
Allows Them To Set Realistic Deadlines
The final benefit to a contract such as this is the realistic deadlines. By having phone calls and emails all on one device, you can focus on the task at hand without having to switch device. This not only makes travelling easier, but it allows you to monitor deadlines with the rest of the team. When having calls directed to your mobile, you can help the team progress without having to juggle two phones. This, therefore, means that there is never the risk of a missed call regardless of where you are.
With this in mind, using a contract such as this can help to increase efficiency over time. Whether you are a new business looking to connect all employees through a central hub or you are a business looking to remove the added expense of business phones, this style of contract can benefit you in the long term.
Realme was founded as a sub-brand of OPPO and after Oppo launched its super-fast charging technology, having the same technology for Realme makes sense. Just a day after OPPO announced it is super-fast wired charging technology and 65W AirVOOC wireless charging technology, Realme came up with is own 125W fast charging technology, called Realme 125W Ultra Dart fast charging. This didn't come up as a surprise as the company has already hinted about it a few weeks ago.
According to the company's claim, the technology is brand new and can charge a 4,000mAh battery up to 33 percent with wired charger in just 3 minutes. It is said that the company is using a three-way charging solution to increase speed. The three-way charge simultaneously pumps step-down voltage to maximize the charging power and also reduce the heat dissipation along the way. This three-way solution and the entire charging process has been optimizing to be used in smartphones, as these mobile phones are small devices and have their cooling requirements. This technology can result in an ultra-high conversion rate of 98 percent.
The new charging technology has a flip-chip structure that shortens the current path between the Type-C port and reduces the heat source. It also adopts an ultra-thin soaking plate to conduct the high-temperature efficiently. This helps to absorb and reduce the heat energy being produced during the charging process. As per the company, they have combined the thermal conductive gel and multi-layer graphite sheet, which lowers the temperate and keeps it under 40-degree Celsius.
To support this Realme 125W ultra dart fast charging technology, a dual Type-C charging cable is used. Also, this technology isn't limited to smartphones alone and can be used with other devices with high-power requirements such as notebooks. The technology is pretty much backward-compatible with Dart, Warp, VOOC, and SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technologies.
Almost every week, we heard about new technology coming to the mobile phone industry but mobile chargers are usually the least-focused area of these manufacturers. While we are still a long way off batteries that can survive more than a day without a need to re-charge, we do have the next best thing - super fast charging. Now Vivo has announced super flash charge 120W charging technology that can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery cell in just 13 minutes. Yesterday, Vivo uploaded a video on the Weibo page that demonstrates super flash charge in action without providing much detail of the full charge cycle. In the video, the charging went from 10 to 14 percent battery in just 16 seconds.
So far we have seen Xiaomi 100w charging technology in March but it hasn't reached to the consumer market even after three months. OnePlus 7 Pro's warp has a fast charging speed but Vivo's super flash charge is really insane. But it does rise a question about its impact on the battery life in the long run. Vivo may unveil its super flash charging technology at MWC Shanghai next week with its first 5G enabled smartphone. The competitors may make claim about its negative effect on the battery but that's what we have to see.
The other concern about the heating problem. With xiamoi's charger we have seen this problem. How Vivo manage the over-heating issue, and will this kind of charger can sustain for a long period of time? So far, the fastest charger available is with Oppo Find X Lamborghini edition which fully charge a 3,400mAh battery in 35 minutes.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum by Digiarty Software brings the unique feature of copying DVD to Android devices. It perfectly bridges the gap between the last gen DVD technology and next gen portable media storage by enabling DVD ripping, copying and playing on all Android smartphones and tablets.
Why You Need a DVD Copy Software for Android Devices
In case you are wondering why one may need a DVD copy software to begin with, then you are probably unaware of the fact that Android can't decode encrypted DVD content. What it means is that since all original movies, songs, videos etc. on physical discs are encrypted by default, you can't copy any such content from a DVD to Android devices, without first using a DVD copy software like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to rip the content and make it compatible with the Android OS.
What WinX DVD Ripper Platinum DVD Copy Software Brings to the Plate
Now that we have discussed why we can't load content from DVD to Android devices directly and need a separate DVD ripper software to do get it done, it's time to take a look at the features which makes WinX DVD Ripper Platinum the leading DVD copy software in the market.
Preventing Loss of DVD Content and Quality
Whether it's 720p high definition or a 1080p Full High Definition video content, WinX platinum can help you rip the DVD without any loss ion quality whatsoever. Furthermore,. Once you have your DVD content stored away in soft format on smartphones, tablets, hard drives or even a SD card, it isn't just limited to the physical life of the DVD disc anymore!
Even when you just clone (1:1) the content to an ISO Image file or convert it in MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, MKV, WebM and TS or any other format that you want with the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, no quality is lost whatsoever. The developers even provide constant updates for new formats, so that users can continue to rip new DVD formats without facing any issues.
Play Your DVD Content on ANY Device
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can rip and convert any DVD content (Music, movie, workout videos, etc.) into so many formats that TV sets, PCs, Macs, Android smartphones and tablets, iOS devices, USB/Micro-SD/HDD, Xbox gaming consoles, PlayStation Portables and just about every other device which supports audio/video playback will now be able to recoignize and play your DVDs!
How to Use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?
The steps are pretty intuitive, but here‘s a small step-by-step tutorial to help you get started, post installation.
Step 1 - Either insert the DVD via an optical drive, or load any ISO image or DVD folder.
Step 2 - Run WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and select the DVD/ISO file, after clicking the DVD Disc tab.
Step 3 - Select the DVD Backup Mode/Device Profile from Output Settings.
Step 4 - Select the To MP4/MP3/MPEG/3GP or any of the other long list of formats that you need the DVD to be ripped in.
There is a simpler alternative which lets you choose the manufacturer of your Android smartphone (To Samsung, To Huawei, To Sony, etc.), so that the DVD is automatically ripped in a format that best suits the manufacturer's usual playback capacities.
Step 5 - For those that want to enhance or customize the final content to their liking, WinX Ripper Platinum also allows users to set/change the video/audio codec, output quality, audio volume, frame rate, resolution, subtitles and much more.
Step 6 - Click the Browse button, select the destination folder and click on Run.
That's it for your part, because now you just have to sit back and watch the DVD get ripped according to your desired criterions, at 32X real-time speed, as WinX DVD Ripper Platinum utilizes your PC's CPU and GPU to hardware accelerate the whole process! Most tasks are completed in roughly 5-minutes or less.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is Free to Download and Use
You know that you have a confident and reliable developer behind the software, when they allow a trial period, which is exactly what Digiarty Software always has on offer with their releases. Try the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum software out for free first before purchasing it, to know how useful it can actually be. They also have a 30-day money back guarantee, in case you want to try the fully featured package without any risks.
Whether it's iOS, iPadOS or MacOS, if it has been made by Apple, we all know that synchronization can be a painfully limiting and timeconsuing experience! Of course, there are advantages to Apple's security measures, but as far as day-to-day usage is concerned, it can be a real nuisance. The latest and 8th version of SyncMate promises to be this one-stop, cross-platform syncing solution for Mac users, but is it fully fleshed out, or half baked?
Sync with Android
Apple and Google don't exactly see eye-to-eye, when it comes to cross platform compatibility and synchronization, as we all know of course, but SyncMate can help you call a truce in between Android devices and Macs, at least for your own devices anyway!
Not only can the file synchronization software for Mac be used to exchange all kinds of data in between multiple Macbooks and iOS/iPadOS devices, but SyncMate enables the user to also easily sync Macs with Android smartphones and tablets. Just in case you are wondering, SyncMate is even compatible with MacOS Catalina and the latest version of Android OS, ak Android 10.
MTP, Cloud and Microsoft Synchronization Support for Macs
In addition to Android, the user can also use SyncMate 8 to synchronize their Macs with:
- mounted external storage devices and MTP devices
- Multiple cloud storage services like iCloud, OneDrive and Dropbox from a singular, united platform
- Microsoft services such as Outlook and Office 365
What Can You Sync Exactly?
Now, we just told you that SyncMate helps Mac users enjoy an unprecedented amount of freedom for letting them sync files across all major platforms, but what about the files themselves? Check out the following list of supported file types to get an idea.
- Real time updating and syncing of address books/contact lists, call records and SMS
- Synchronization support for all calendar data across multiple OS versions
- Background sync: a feature that syncs your Mac's data with the linked devices continuously in the background
- Automatic Sync: Once you set it up, the data you want to be synced, will be done so automatically and regularly, while creting backups
- Support for syncing isolated folders or entire set of folders from Macs
- Syncing support for iTunes means that all your music will be playable on all of the linked devices, irrespective of the OS
- Media, including audio, video and image files will be synced automatically and made available across all the linked devices
- Safari bookmarks, history, etc. can be synced with SyncMate and made available to all linked devices
As you may have noticed by now, the file sync software for Mac is not only capable of delivering a more fleshed out and liberating experience than any of Apple's first-party apps, but SyncMate actually offers a lot more that goes beyond what one would expect from even a third party Mac synchronization tool! Try it out for free and form your own opinions regarding whether this really is the ultimate Mac synchronization software available today, or not.
A malware by its simplest definition, could be defined as a piece of code that has been specifically written to cause problems for anyone who downloads/installs it on their computer. It can be a fully developed software with malicious intents, or it could be a short program, written only to hijack/damage/disrupt a specific function on the infected computer.
Keep in mind that malware is a very broad classificatory term which can be divided into several different types of malicious codes, based on their primary goal, medium of infection and mode of operation. A virus is just one of those multiple different types of malware, and while it can very well be the most dangerous thing that your computer can catch, it isn't the only type of malware that you should be worried about.
Understand the Threats Which a Virus Can Bring to Your Computer
Before we discuss the various other potential threats, it is imperative that we first discuss the oldest and most common type of malware first, aka a virus. Depending on the kind of infection you have, its effects may vary, and the following would be the usual suspects.
• Boot Sector Virus - The boot sector virus Infiltrates, infects and corrupts the MBR via USB/optical drives
• Resident Virus - Resides in hardware memory and cannot be removed by removing the infected file alone; also spread via physical storage/drives
• Cavity Virus - An extremely hard to notice virus that installs itself in between the gaps in the data of an installed program
• Direct Action Virus - Similar to a resident virus, it installs itself onto the hardware memory, but cannot survive without the core file
• Overwrite Virus - The primary email virus just overwrites or deletes every file it infects, making the user lose valuable information
• Multipartite Virus - Simultaneously infects and corrupts the MBR, as well as the executables
• Polymorphic Virus - The signature will be different with every single replication of a polymorphic virus, making it difficult to identify and eliminate a polymorphic infection
• Macro virus - Infects a MS Word file most often, and replaces the original macro command's execution, without changing the input
What Else Can Your Computer Catch?
Depending on the kind of sites you visit, the type of business you are in and how well your computer is/isn't protected online and offline, you could be looking at any one or possibly multiple of the following malware infections which are not classified as viruses, but can be just as, if not even more dangerous than the average computer virus.
• Trojan horse - Steals information and acts like a beneficial software
• Worm - Corrupts and deletes everything it comes in contact with, including the critical OS files necessary to run the specific OS
• Spyware - Tracks and spies on your online and offline activities
• Malicious adware - Adware designed to show ads that lead to malicious pages
• Ransomware - hijacks your computer and asks for a ransom to let you gain access back to your own data
• Fileless malware - A fileless malware has no file of its own but infects and uses genuine, installed program files to execute malicious commands
• Rootkits - Rootkits act as a restrictive barrier which protects a virus from both discovery and elimination
• Keyloggers - A spyware that logs and sends out information regarding all your keypresses (passwords, credit card data, bank data, etc. could be stolen easily)
• Malware bots - Takes over the infected computers and every infected computer might act as a hive mind, forming a botnet
What about Phishing and Spear Phishing?
In order to land on a phishing page, the user must make one of the two following mistakes:
1. Type in the wrong URL
2. Click on a link from a non-verified source
It should be noted that while phishing is an extremely dangerous threat to your online safety on any unprotected computer, it cannot be categorized as a malware. Phishing and spear phishing attacks do not infect a computer, but leads the user to a malicious page designed to replicate a universally/personally trusted website. The objective of all phishing attempts is to steal sensitive and valuable data from the user, which may include but is not limited to:
- Usernames and passwords used on the very site that the phishing page is replicating
- Other usernames and passwords used on related/unrelated websites
- Contact details and address information
- Financial information such as asset records
- One Time Passwords (OTP)
- Bank account numbers
- Other bank details
- Debit/credit card numbers
- CVC numbers
- Social security numbers
To avoid such a mishap, always check the URL for spelling mistakes or any difference in the link's structure, as compared to the genuine link, before entering sensitive information. Also, never click on an unverified link. Spear phishing uses personal information that is extremely likely to be considered as relevant by the specific individual/organization targeted. The attacker will be using personal information to make you believe in the authenticity of their email/message, all in the hope of making you click on that phishing link. Even the page where you land could have sensitive information on it, that they have likely stolen by using a malware already.
Can We Truly Protect Our Computers and Personal/Financial Information from Online Threats?
The answer is yes, we can keep our computers and our personal data protected from online and even physical media related threats because the solution is quite straightforward. Get complete web protection from one of the top antimalware developers such as Norton, McAfee or Kaspersky and keep all your devices protected against malware and phishing attempts. Thanks to massive discount coupons easily available online, this can be more affordable than you think. Without the discounts though, total antimalware protection can become a bit costly to keep up with, especially if you have multiple devices, which most of us do.
In spite of how dangerous it might be for us to use the internet today, the top antivirus and overall antimalware software providers are more than capable of handling nearly every kind of cyber threat out there, including zero-day attacks. That being said, every now and then, a malware does come around which infiltrates the defenses of even enterprise grade antimalware programs. Such instances are pretty rare though and patches are developed almost immediately after a few initial infiltrations, which stops the spread quickly.
There is a popular myth that Macs are not susceptible to malware, so anyone who believes that is advised to check for information regarding the ThiefQuest ransomware to know better. Keep all your installed programs updated, including your antivirus software to stay protected at all times, irrespective of the OS. Don't forget to enable browser protection as well, which should come by default with any of the top antivirus software solutions to keep you safe from infected sites and phishing pages.
Finally, just in case you are still using a pirated version of Windows, or a genuine copy of now-defunct Windows XP, buy an original key and update your PC immediately. Most of the time, pirated Operating Systems come with their own embedded malware, and even the versions that do not, cannot be updated. What all this means is that if the OS itself is pirated; nothing can save a computer running a pirated OS from becoming infected.
Remote working has been gaining popularity over the years due to its numerous benefits. The number of remote workers has increased significantly during the coronavirus pandemic. However, people face many challenges while working from home. Working remotely can be demanding and stressful in the beginning.
One of the main challenges when it comes to remote work is poor time management. Many people end up not achieving their daily tasks at the end of the day, as they spend a significant amount of time on activities such as cleaning, preparing meals, or organizing their workspace.
Communication is also a major obstacle for team members. Ineffective communication among key stakeholders in an organization can result in reduced productivity. When working in an office, you get a lot of time to interact with your colleagues and share information about ongoing projects.
You can also ask questions to help you perform better in different tasks. Fortunately, there are many android apps you can use to avoid such challenges. Here are five apps that can help you:
Remote working presents problems for teams in an organization. For example, they experience problems when trying to stay aligned and complete tasks. One of the Android apps you can use to stay connected with your colleagues is Slack.
The platform has a channel-based messaging platform, where conversations, files, and other third-party applications are placed together and accessible wherever you are. This makes it easier for users to access information and interact with their colleagues. Channels enable team members to see all conversations and stay up to date with crucial files.
G Suite Apps
The android app was initially known as Google Apps. It is designed to help team members who would want to create and edit files collaboratively. They comprise apps such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
Most of them allow users to edit files at the same time. Each person has a different colour cursor, and their initials are appended to it. All team members can see the changes in real-time.
The application comes with all android phones. One of the features of Google Calendar is that it enables pulling events from Gmail. Users can turn this off whenever they want to. The software works with Google Assistant.
One of the pros of using it is that it doesn't contain ads. You can choose five main views depending on your preferences. Its notifications make it easy for coworkers to collaborate.
The signature capture app allows users to sign their documents with electronic signatures. It will enable you to manage PDF documents using customizable folders. Also, PDFelement enables users to combine and move files.
Another benefit of the app is that you can read and annotate PDFs on your device with ease. You can also add various shapes using a freehand drawing tool. This allows you to emphasize comments.
Milanote is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards. On these boards, you can drag all sorts of things from text to links to to-do lists, to images, and more. This has a wide variety of applications. You can use it to create a mood board, or organize inspiration for projects. You can use it to build a central homepage for teams. You can use it to visually map out ideas. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. If you're a creative, definitely check out Milanote.
Internet usage has become prevalent on smartphones, and last January Google introduced Data Saver mode to tackle the bandwidth usage. After getting competition from fellow browser Opera, it's boosting its compression capabilities.
Google announced on Monday that it's updating Android's Chrome Data Saver mode to decrease user data consumption by up to 70 percent.
Google accomplished this by "removing most images when loading a page on a slow connection," product manager Taj Oppenheimer reported in the blog post. If Chrome finds a weak connection, it'll load a page without images leading to less data consumption. Users can can also choose to load all the pictures, or select individual pictures to load.
These updates will be first available in India and Indonesia, with rest of the countries to follow. While there are plethora of cheap and reliable sub-$150 smartphones available in India and Indonesia, legacy telecommunications infrastructure has made some users to use 2G connection. Whether the improved functionality will be pushed Chrome's iOS app or not, is yet be revealed.
Data compression is a hot business in India and parts of Asia, with Opera announcing a deal last month to make the Opera Max data saving app come pre-installed on smartphones from Samsung, Xiaomi, Acer, Hisense and more. Samsung was the early adopter and came up with the app before others. It launched and promoted its On series in India focusing on the data-compression technology.
Data Saver mode can be accessed under Settings → Advanced → Data Saver.
Sony's CES 2015 campaign goes under the "Welcome to the New World" motto and soon the cryptic teaser videos will be replaced with a live stream. The event will be held at the Sony booth in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for who will attend in person and on a computer screen for those who can't.
The event starts later Today at 17:00 PST which is 01:00 AM GMT. You can Bookmark the link below to watch the livestream video once it starts.
Everyone loves to get something at a discount. No matter what you are searching for, there is likely to be a promotional code or voucher somewhere on the internet that will allow you to get a little off your final price. However, are these promotional codes cost-effective? Let's take a look.
What Can I Find Promotional Codes For?
Nearly every site on the internet will have some form of promotional code you can use. From your favourite clothing stores to groceries, there are codes everywhere. You can even opt into codes from your favourite online casino UK or online retailer so you could receive bonus codes that might not be onsite.
If there is something that you want to buy, you should always check for a promotional code that might take some money off what you are trying to buy. There are plenty of sites online that list these promo codes, and you can even find forums if you want to follow some of the best ones. Some developers are even making browser extensions that will search the internet for you automatically to help you find savings.
What Can Promotional Codes Offer You?
Promotional codes can cover a whole raft of different experiences from a company. One of the main ones you might find is money off. These are common during sales. You might have to apply a bonus code to get a certain amount of money off. Another common code is for free shipping for a set period of time. You might even be able to score a discount on a multi-item order through BOGOF codes.
These codes can save you money as they are offering you a discount on products onsite. In particular, free shipping codes can be incredibly useful. You might like products from a company based in another company. Though they offer international shipping, it might be incredibly expensive and you might have the added cost of a customs charge on top of that. By taking advantage of free shipping codes, you can place an order with the brand you love so much, and hopefully claim a small savings as you won't have to pay that expensive shipping.
Can You Use Promotional Codes Cost-Effectively?
As both a consumer and a business owner, you can definitely make use of promotional codes effectively. If you are a customer, you could use promotional codes when you want to make a purchase for something you have had your eye on for some time. However, you need to make sure that you are not falling into the trap of spending more because of the codes. While you might be able to get more for the same amount of money when using bonus codes, you also need to make sure you are not overspending. As a business owner, you may choose to use a promo code to celebrate an event onsite. It can be a great way to drive up sales and increase interest to your business over a short amount of time.
Promo codes can be cost-effective depending on how they are used. Take a look at your favourite site now and see if there are any promos running that you can use.
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Amazon's latest sale brought a few new exciting discount rates for the smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is available just for $600. However, the best deal is not by Samsung or Apple. The credit goes to Nokia 7.1. It was retailing for $349, and now in the sale, the phone is available only for just $249 after a full $100 off. Since last year, the mid-range smartphones are getting better. Back in November when Nokia 7.1 was released, it stood out as something special. This remains true to this day.
At $250, no phone even come close to it. The Nokia 7.1 has the glass back and metal frame which is only found in flagship smartphones that costs hundreds of dollars more. The design looks amazing. Along with the design, It has 19:9 aspect ratio with a compact screen to body ratio of 80%. Nokia 7.1 took time to work on display. It has LCD panel with a resolution of 2220 x 1080. Nokia 7.1 can play HDR10 videos and games. It has USB-C port for charging, the 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also NFC chip that allows you to execute the contactless Google Pay.
The Nokya 7.1 is powered by the latest Android 9 Pie out of the post. You get the One UI experience with no clutter and guaranteed software & patches updates. At this price, Google Pixel 3a was competing Nokia but after the $100, Nokia 7.1 took a huge leap. It has premium design, the display looks great, and the software is updated. It has 12 MP camera lens at the rear side with another 5MP camera lens for creating the stunning pictures. For selfie it uses an 8MP camera at the front with 84 degree FOV so you can take wide-angle pictures and everyone gets fit in the picture. It uses the HDR, dual sight, and pro camera modes to create unparalleled images.
You can expect a good smartphone around $400 that will do most of the stuff people would want from a mobile, but what about a phone that costs almost half of that? HMD Global launched a new smartphone that costs just $199, and yet it doesn't sound too bad when it comes to its specs and features. The Nokia 5.3 has a large screen although, this isn't as sharp or bright as most phones are nowadays, but works great at this price.
The rear side of the device is plastic-made but comfortable to hold. The display is 6.55-inch large and weighs only 185 grams. It is manageable with one hand. There are two buttons on the phone - the power button and the volume button. On the opposite side, you can find the button for Google assistant which is pretty easy to mess up when picking up the phone or holding in one hand. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a single speaker at the bottom.
On the back of the side, there is a quad-camera system that is housed slightly above the fingerprint sensor. The design is okay and doesn't look too cheap or ugly that screams ‘cheap' when holding in your hands. The phone is available in cyan, sand, and charcoal color. Even the phone is only priced at $199, but it comes with four lens camera sensor.
The primary camera is of 13-megapixels and an f/1.8 aperture, with a secondary 5-megapixel ultra-wide camera lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The selfie camera is housed inside the teardrop notch and of 8-megapixel. Nokia's 5.3 camera isn't good though. It could still improve as the software is too slow for four-cameras. I'd rather take a single camera phone than a four-camera phone that takes mediocre phones and painfully slow.
The phone is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with either 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM. It's the same chip used in the Motorola Moto G8, the Moto G Fast, and the G Power, and the results are similar. That means you can play games on the device but its' not a ROG phone 2. It may not give you the smoothest experience but never halt or devolves into an unplayable situation.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will only be offered by AT&T, as it was with the Galaxy S6 Active in 2015. A new leak has unveiled this information to us along with more. The S7 Active will weigh in at a heavier 185g with a measurement of 9.9mm in thickness. Other changes include a much larger 4,000 mAh battery and of course, the tougher build we have come to associate with Samsung's Active series.
The differences more or less end there as this is virtually the same phone, albeit with a few enhancements. You will find the same SD 820 SoC, 5.1-inch 1440p AMOLED panel, 4GB RAM and identical front and back cameras with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 running it all like a boss.
If you are wondering how come we are almost sure about the release date then the answer is simply, rumors. Rumors throughout the last year or so have been dead on and since all leaks regarding the S7 Active point towards a June 10 release date, we are putting our chips on that date. As far as we know, the S7 Active won't be available anywhere else other than the US, at least not for the moment.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
If you have been following us, you probably have a pretty good idea about what to expect from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 already. But just in case you don't have an idea, have a look at some these recent renders released by VRS Design while listing their new range of cases for the Note 7.
The pictures do not reveal anything to us that we do not know already but they sure are reinforcing the rumors almost to the point of becoming facts. We can see the S-Pen's top end poking out from the bottom right S-Pen slot and the expected USB Type-C port makes its appearance in this render as well. What we do not see clearly however, are the three lenses of the rumoured retina scanner. Given that the images do not show the retina scanner to be absent either, don't lose hope yet! Additionally, we can see the dual Edge display, the ambient light sensor, the front camera, the rear camera and the dual tone flash.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Did you find the regular Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to be too modest? If so, then there is a way by which you can make your new S7 Edge stand out from the rest. Karalux is a Vietnamese company that specializes on luxury and if you have the money and the will to do so, they will gold-plate your latest Samsung smartphone for you. This may not come as a surprise to many because Karalux offered the same 24K gold-plating services for the S6 and S6 Edge last year as well.
According to the Vietnamese company, the process which allowed them to gold-plate the S6 series isn't the same anymore as Samsung has changed its aluminum grade from A7000 to A6000. This has somewhat complicated the procedure and as a result, it now takes 6 hours to complete it instead of the 3-hours timeframe from 2015. There are 10 stages involved in the process, at the end of which, your smartphone will never really lose all of its value.
If you are in Vietnam, you can own a 24K S7 for $1570 and a 24K S7 Edge for $1705. If you are an international buyer however, you will need to pay $1730 and $1930 for the gold-plated S7 and S7 Edge respectively.
If you have recently updated your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge to the latest version of its firmware, then you can now officially scale your smartphone's display. There was a public discussion regarding the feature lately and not long after, it has been made available within the Settings menu, under the Display tab. Many consider this feature to be incorporated in the next iteration of Android (Android N) and thus it could be a taste of things to come.
The display-scaling feature isn't really ground-breaking but it does have its uses. The basic idea behind the setting is that it allows users to choose the amount of condensation in terms of DPI. The higher the condensation, the more amount of content can be seen on the display of your S7 or S7 Edge. As of now, you get the option to choose between either Condensed or Standard.
This fresh addition is a part of Samsung's new outlook towards their business. In some of their executive's own words, the Korean giant is trying to act more like a new startup business rather than an old and established MNC. If the new updates and features from their revamped software department is any indication of what's to come, then this is probably a good time to be a loyal Samsung customer.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been part a lot of leaks and the frequency is increasing as we approach the announcement at MWC 2016 event. Earlier, a full fledged specs sheet showed remarkable increment in battery capacity (3000mAh) in the Galaxy S7 in comparison to the previous version, which was 2,550mAh. And now, a very knowledgeable source, Eldar Murtazin has bolstered this claim by confirming that the S7 is, indeed, quite durable.
We don't know how Mr. Murtazin accessed this information, but as per him the next Samsung flagship device can deliver over 17 hours of continuous video playback, at highest brightness.
There is a tiny disclaimer: this looks like 17 hours of video playback with Samsung's own methodology for testing smartphones. Previously the Galaxy S6 got the rating of 13 hours and the Galaxy Note 5 bagged 15 hours of video playback. Taking these into consideration, a claim of 17+ hours playback is not something out of the world, especially when the battery power has increased. Other elements like more efficient Super AMOLED display tech, home-grown Exynos 8000-series processor, improved RAM and further optimized TouchWiz under Android 6.0 Marshmallow have played their part in this.
This might sound quite authentic, but we must wait for sometime as the release in February at MWC 2016 is nearing.
You may have Smartphone with Wi-Fi 802.11ac in your hands now, and it was just released. However, Samsung is already looking ahead to improve this Technology even further. The company has announced that it has managed to complete the development of the Wi-Fi 802.11ad standard and is ready to commercialize it.
The new 802.11ad standard operates at a 60GHz frequency and enables high transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, which is 575MB/s. That's an increase of 5x times compared to the 802.11ac standard, which is capable of 866Mbps, or 108MB/s.
Samsung says that the 802.11ad standard maintains maximum speed by eliminating the co-channel interface and thus removing the gap between theoretical and actual speeds. The 60GHz frequency is more than 10x times faster than that of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies.
Bixby isn't exactly finished yet, but Samsung has already dedicated an entire hardware button to it on its latest flagship handsets. As expected, most people didn't like that much and they complained about Samsung not giving them the ability to remap the button to say the camera, or ideally, the fully functional Google Assistant. The situation was remedied when a XDA Developer released an app onto the Google Play Store that allowed the user to remap the button to his/her liking. This time around, it was Samsung who patched it up and made sure that the app would no longer work after downloading and installing their latest OTA update which also includes the April security patch. At this point, it was believed that the S8 and S8+ will be stuck with Bixby on that button forever, unless you decided to root your device.
Apparently, that belief system was flawed since Redditor Dave Bennet has just releaed an application named BixRemap which does one better over Samsung. However, this time around, the app can only be used to launch Google Assistant instead of Bixby and nothing else. It is still a better option for the button rather than calling up Bixby which doesn't even work with voice commands yet. The user will still see Bixby beginning to launch on pressing the button, but the Google Assistant will replace it in a flash to come up instead. No rooting is necessary to use the app and it can now be downloaded from the Play Store. This app may not be as good as the previous release, but at least this one still works!
Via: Android Authority
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Now that Samsung has started to update Bixby with the missing voice functionality in South Korea, they have also released multiple videos which demonstrate how good Bixby's voice functionality actually is. Unfortunately, they are only available in Korean at the moment, so don't expect to understand too much from the videos themselves, unless you know the language of course.
Nevertheless, the videos serve two purposes in my book. Firstly they show off the digital assistant's capabilities to help us use the phone completely with voice only. It can open apps, edit images, share them wherever you want them to be shared, launch the camera, take pictures/videos, change device settings and so much more. Secondly it confirms that Samsung's claims with Bixby at launch were on point, albeit a bit premature. We have linked all the videos throughout this article so that you can check them out for yourself. Enjoy!
Yes you read that right and no this isn't one of those eye-catching clickbait titles either. You can actually buy a Galaxy S8 in its home nation for a price lower than $180 ($177)/200,000 Won, but it wouldn't be "legal" as per Samsung's stipulations.
Reports have confirmed that certain online and offline retailers are providing their customers with subsidies worth a minimum of 600,000 Korean Won or $530 roughly! This effectively cuts down the S8's marked price of 935,000 Won ($825 roughly) to a selling price of 335,000 Won or about $295. Mind you, that's the "least" amount of subsidy on offer here. Legally, the retailer cannot sell the phone below 753,000 won or about $665.
If you are wondering why the retailers would do that, it is supposedly a ploy to keep their customers according to the reports. If you are wondering how they would make a profit out of virtually giving away such expensive smartphones, we have no clue either! Whatever the reasons are, I bet you are feeling pretty jealous right now.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
You can now officially buy the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S8+ in the US and that's definitely good news for those of you who like Samsung's own 10nm Exynos 8895 chip more than Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835. Keep in mind though that both the chips provide near-identical performance when it comes to benchmarks and indiscernible performance when it comes to real life usage. Even then, it's worth knowing that the Exynos version has a more powerful GPU; the Mali-G71 MP20.
You can either buy the device unlocked at full price or from a few carriers that are offering monthly plans for the expensive smartphone, just like the Snapdragon variant. Unfortunately, since the SM-G955FD works only with GSM networks, it won't work on CDMA networks like the ones used by Verizon and Sprint. AT&T and T-Mobile users on the other hand will easily be able to sue the Galaxy S8+ Exynos variant on their networks.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
After months of battling apps dedicated to disabling or remapping the infamous Bixby button, Samsung has finally decided to give in to their users' wishes and has ultimately provided the very welcome option of turning the button off. Strangely enough, this comes right after Bixby actually started to become somewhat useful for its voice based functionalities!
This option came in with the latest Bixby update and users of the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Note 8 can finally toggle the Bixby button off. If you do that, pressing the button won't start Bixby anymore. In fact, it won't do anything at all after that! You can also turn the button on/off from the Bixby settings menu if you want to.
In case you don't see that option on your device, it means you probably have not been given the update yet. Don't worry though, because it will get there eventually. Perhaps we would have been a bit happier if Samsung allowed us to remap the Bixby button to something useful as well, but hey! One baby step at a time, right?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 might not be the place where Samsung will be showing off the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but that doesn't mean Samsung has come to the show empty handed. Aside from the 146-inch MicroLED TV and a few closed door QLED models which the company unveiled earlier at the show, they have now also showcased something which the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be able to do via Bixby.
All you will need to do is point your camera at an individual food item and Bixby will analyze the image to determine a rough estimate of the calorie count on it. This data will then be included in the Samsung Health app to determine data such as how many calories you are consuming and how much of it you are burning. While this could be very helpful, don't expect the analysis to be accurate, especially since this Bixby feature is still in its experimental stage.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you thought that tablets are way too flimsy, Samsung has just released the Galaxy Tab Active 2 which can take a hit and then some! Exclusive to the US, the device is internally the same as any other Galaxy Tab 2, but on the outside, it's quite literally a beast. The MIL-STD 810 certification guarantees that the Galaxy Tab Active 2 can survive through high pressure, extreme temperatures (hot or cold), rapid vibrations and even drops from heights that would shatter other lesser tablets. Additionally, it also sports a standard IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
While we all would like our devices to be a bit sturdier than they generally are, this may seem a bit excessive to many, until they realize that Samsung has a specific crowd in mind for the Galaxy Tab Active 2. Apparently, this is tablet for employees who must work in the harshest of conditions. While targeted primarily at businesses, those that love camping, trekking and mountaineering might have use for the tab Active 2 as well.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Thanks to famous tech YouTuber MKBHD, we now have a video that shows the Galaxy S10 and S10+ in their full glory (well, as close to it as a model can show anyway!). The models in question are from one of the casemakers and is likely quite a dependable representation of the upcoming Galaxy S10 and S10+. Not that the reveal date is too far away at the moment mind you (February 25), but even then, these are always interesting to watch. We have included the video in the post, so do take a look at it yourself before deciding if the boxy phones are really what Samsung is going to unveil in little more than three weeks.
Recently, a couple in the UK found a security bug in the Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanning. It allows anyone to bypass the fingerprint security to unlock the phone. Even if someone hasn't registered his fingerprint to unlock the device, the silicone case somehow gets confused and lets the user access the phone.
This wasn't the first time when a flaw was detected in the security mechanism of the smartphone. Hackers and security specialists have unlocked the devices using the 3D prints of the fingerprint but to hack the phone, one had access to the phone and fingerprints. In this case, you need only one inexpensive protective case.
Samsung suggests that users should only use the recommended accessories by the company but this doesn't apply to non-authentic users with bad intentions. Galaxy S10 is the first phone to use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint scanning. It creates a 3D map of the fingerprint using ultrasounds, with the reader being embedded under the display panel. Samsung declared for an internal investigation and is working on a fix to be patched as a security patch.
This seems an unbelievable story, but now the word has gotten out. There are videos on YouTube showcasing people shattering the in-display ultrasound technology using just care. This is a major concern for the phones planning to use ultrasonic technology as most of the phones use the optical in-screen fingerprint sensor, which places a CMOS chip under the display and takes a 2D picture of fingerprint. Samsung's biometric solution has failed before with Galaxy S8 in 2017. It was a facial recognition system that had flaws. Anyone could unlock the phone with the picture of the person instead of being an actual person in front of the device camera.
If you are free from Sbobet, then let us talk about Bixby for a while! Yes, today's topic is to discuss Bixby in detail. Bixby is a special feature which was launched by the Samsung company when it launched the Galaxy S8 in the year 2016. It was launched as a completion to the Siri feature in the iPhone. Previously the android phone depended upon the Google Assistant for voice commands which were too better from the Siri of iPhone. Now today we will talk about the different features that you can use with Bixby to control your phone and make your life easier!
Setting Up Reminders!
The most basic feature that you can use with Bixby is to set reminders for important tasks and events. As humans, we can forget many things that are very important in our daily routine. From submitting our assignments to avoid a fight with your wife, you can rely on Bixby to help you with all.
If you have to submit an assignment a few days later and if you are more occupied with work in this duration, then you can add the remainder of it with Bixby. Now other than basic task you can also add a reminder for your anniversary if you don't remember important dates and by doing so, you can save yourself from any future fights!
Regulating Your Daily Routine!
Bixby works just like a living assistant who is always with you no matter what. If you have a busy schedule through the day and if you have to manage many tasks then you don't have to worry about it, you just have to add all of your work reminders and complete schedule to the Bixby assistant, and it will surely help you out all day long!
Making Calls and Text Messages!
You will be surprised to know that Bixby can even write and send a text message on your behalf by just knowing your voice command. Moreover, Bixby is capable of answering and rejecting the calls that you receive along with making new cells. If you don't like to swipe phone or press any buttons to answer calls, then this is the feature you can take help from.
The best part is not only Bixby has command over the default applications of your phone but also on the third-party applications like WhatsApp and messenger to send calls and texts to your contacts.
Playing Music and Camera Applications!
Bixby is also capable of playing your favorite playlist with the help of your voice command. Not only that you can use it to operate YouTube, it will help you to change tracks and videos plus it also helps in the adjustment of volume with your voice command. You can use the Bixby voice command assistant even to click your pictures with the default camera application and edit it accordingly.
We hope that now you know all about the basics of Bixby and how it can be an important part of your life!
Do you use Google Maps? If you do, then you must have felt at some point while navigating with its help that it would have been great if the app could direct you to the nearest gas station while en-route to your office. Well, we won't have to wait for that any longer as Google finally adds the ability for a user to add multiple stops while setting a destination in the Google Maps (v9.31) app.
What this means is that swinging by that pizza shop or the pharmacy while going back home from work should now be even easier because Google Maps will point you in the right direction and show you more options for you to choose from while setting the waypoints and the destination. The best part is, that there's no limit on the number of stops that you can set in between your starting point and your final destination.
In order to add waypoints, set a destination first and then select Add Stop from the overflow menu. Once you have set them, the order in which you want to reach each stop can also be rearranged by holding and dragging the waypoints. The stops themselves will appear as letters of the English alphabet. It should be noted though that this feature has been a part of the desktop version for a long time now and it is a bit surprising that it took Google so long to bring it to Android devices.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The ability to use multiple languages with Google Now recently began rolling out to all users, and one of the coolest things about it is that the app can tell when you switched to a different language and react accordingly. As it turns out, this ability extends to different accents as well, as this video from Redditor shadow321337 shows.
To be clear, English (UK), English (US), and other variants are, in Google's eyes, different languages. The same goes for variants of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and other languages that are spoken worldwide. Still, it's amazing to see that Google Now can detect the "language" from the user's accent, even when it's just a short question like "How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?" And everything happens on the fly, which is no trivial task.
To test the feature for yourself, you need to select the primary and secondary languages from Search > Settings > Voice > Languages. If you can't select multiple languages yet, it's because the feature is activated server-side for each user; you'll just have to wait for Google to enable it for you.
After spending a few months on testing and code review, Google is rolling out Android to the smartphones. This is an over-the-air software update for Google Pixels devices, as well as smartphones from OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Realme. Hopefully, other smartphone manufacturers will be joining the regime soon enough. As expected, Android11 has brought a plenty of new features including message bubbles, redesigned notifications, a new power menu, a new media player widget, screen recording, and much more.
The most exciting feature is the bubble chart just like the one Facebook uses, but they are integrated into Android 11 and can be used for any app by floating on top of whatever you are using. You can also hold the physical button used to power the phone to view your Google Pay cards, and that playback controls have been moved from the notification tray to the Settings panel now.
With Android 11, you need any additional App to record the screen. Google has also implemented some changes for users who take their privacy a little more serious. LIke you can opt-in for one-time access to your mic, camera, or location by the app, so that each time you open the app, it will ask for your permission again.
As per the reports from various sources, following phones are getting the Android 11 OS.
The following Pixel smartphones can update to Android 11 right away.
Pixel 2 XL
Pixel 3 XL
Pixel 3a XL
Pixel 4 XL
If you own a Nokia phone with Android 9 Pie, you should be getting the update as well. This include
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus
OnePlus has also rolled out the update for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Other devices might expect to get the update soon. Oppo is releasing the Android 11 with ColorOS on 14 September, 2030 for Oppo Find X2, X2 Pro, Reno 3, and Reno 3 Pro. Samsung hasn't joined the list yet but as per reports, Samsung Galaxy S20 series would be the first one to get the update.
To get the update, first you need to check if the update is available to you, as a few manufacturers are still working on their version of Android 11 OS and user interface.
Open your phone's settings App.
Go to System > Advanced > System update.
See your Android version and security patch level. Once you are sure of the update availability, tap the update action.
The update will start itself. And will ask for restart, once download is complete. After you restart the device, it may take a few minutes to update your operating system.
It is an undisputable fact that mobile applications have penetrated into every modern person`s life. They are interconnected with almost every aspect of our everyday routine - from checking the weather to unlocking the house entrance door.
However, first mobile apps were created for entertainment purposes only. They fulfilled simple functions, suchlike calculator or music player. In the late 20th, the tendency of implementing mobile applications into businesses tended to grow. Surely, they possessed only a limited variety of functions, because of Java programming language constraints. However, on the other hand, they attracted more and more buyers to their owners, even if they were offline and could not intend a person to buy goods or services.
Nowadays the situation has changed expeditiously. Thanks to the development both of the Internet and mobile platforms, applications for smartphones became a "must-have" option in the entrepreneur toolset. As Bill Gates said, "If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business".
Do you still hesitate on creating a mobile application for your enterprise? Here are 5 basic tips on how you can improve your business process with a mobile app.
Expand the influence scope.
The evolution of smartphones began in the 2000s, but it`s supremacy over common computers has established only in the 2018 year. Globally, in April 2018 mobile traffic took more than 51% in the share of the worldwide web traffic (Statista.com). What is the reason? Allegedly, using a cellular phone for accessing web pages is more feasible than a standard PC. It is explained by an absence of expensive equipment, the necessity of installing huge devices, wiring the house and electricity usage.
People prefer to stay connected anytime. Thus, the number of population, who use a smartphone, outweighed the market of simple laptop users. Nevertheless, what does it mean for you as for an entrepreneur? We can highlight only one important thing - having only a website is not enough to compete properly with your rivals.
In other words, mobile application concept has changed. It transferred from an outstanding feature that only mega-sized companies could possess to the mandatory part of every concern. In order to attract customers, you need to fulfill their demands - and the majority of them prefer accessing your company remotely with their gadgets. So why do you still lose a half of your potential customers?
Always be in touch with your clients.
One more feasible feature of modern cellular phone software are push-messages and information collection system. This technology establishes a direct connection between database and clients smartphone and gives you a possibility to interact with your customers at any time. To make it more distinct, a bright example is social networks. If you receive a message on Facebook, your mobile phone will immediately react and depict a notification for you. So, why not to make friends with your clients in the same way?
Push-messages allow you to inform your customers about discounts, upcoming novelties, changes of working hours, the status of clients, good delivery order etc. Moreover, it is interactive. It implies that application gives you a possibility to review how many customers have visited your page after receiving a push message and how many of them ignored your letter. As a smartphone usually allows a developer to access basic information about a user. You can diversify the schedule of notification for different target groups. For instance, you can track that an individual customer is highly interested in sport's shoes. Use this information! Thus, you`d better notify him/her about an upcoming supply of new shoe collection in advance - he/she will be totally pleased having an individual approach.
On the other hand, an adverse effect of push-messages is that people can find they annoying and repulsive. And it is not unreasonable. Unfortunately, the majority of IT solutions send too many notifications to users, so the latter prefer just to turn it off. In order to avoid it, assure that your messages are feasible and informative at the same time, and they do not appear on the screen constantly. Also, take care of making the info as short as possible. Finding the lowest common denominator about the number of suchlike notifications may take some time, but it totally worth the efforts.
Make your brand recognizable.
Regardless you are a pioneer or a professional executive, you need to make your company became prominent in the background of other rivals. One of the most lucrative ways to intensify the development of your company is to enhance customers' loyalty to your brand. And business apps are exactly the tool you need.
First of all, your logo will be shown every single time user unlocks a smartphone. He/she may not even contemplate about it, but it makes him/her remind your company subconsciously. Thus, you do not need even to promote it - users just get used to seeing it frequently and surely recall your logo when they face it somewhere else.
Furthermore, considering the fact that push messages are accompanied by depicting the logo of an application creates a notification, users are likely to accustom to your brand.
Integrate your application with a website.
As it was told some paragraphs above, having only a website is not enough to compete properly on a contestant market, but the mobile app is not the resource that can fulfill your needs by itself solus. A silver bullet is to combine and integrate both of them. It can be done using new interactive platforms and programming solution.
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What is more, you can also establish some kind of social network. Just provide clients with a possibility to create their own profiles with personal data and rating system. Clients are more willing to trust people who have already purchased the same good/service as they are going to. Live feedbacks are a brilliant motivating factor to make sure the description mentioned on a website perfectly suits real conditions of a good or service.
The last but not least is a matter of expenditures on posters and advertisement within the marketing company in a destination place of distribution. The mobile application provides you both opportunities to save money and even to earn them. This explains the high demand for it among modern businesses. It gives huge benefits in terms of cost reduction.
If your boss is willing to plunge your expenditures exponentially, pay attention at mobile ad services. For example, mobile ads generated roughly 80 percent of Facebook's $5.6 billion ad revenue (Entrepreneur.com). You are able to spend your money on advertising more lucrative than usual. The milestone of this method is that you are provided with advanced targeting tools. It allows you to diversify your buyers by age, gender, weight, height, living place etc. Thus, you can spend less money and efforts. But at the same time, you perceive the same performance as using traditional advertisement. In other words, if you choose mobile ads, be assured that the money you spend will totally for you.
Contrariwise, if your app is created not to attract customers but to generate high revenue, you can always install ads service within your application. It is for free and does not require any knowledge of programming languages. You will get paid each time your client click on the banner of another company appears on the screen. A good example is educational applications. Each time student calls an app to figure out a formula or a rule, he/she watches a promo of other usable platforms for learners.
The mobile application is a necessary tool for every entrepreneur nowadays. If you are willing not only to stay afloat on a market but to expand your business and make it more profitable, then you should contemplate an app for your demands. Deliver personalized offers to customers and consider theirs. Remember to strike the right balance in messaging your clients and processing an information you receive from them.
Oppo just officially announced the date for the launch of Oppo Find X2. The phone will be launching at Mobile world congress 2020, a few days before the event will start officially. We also learned the Find X2 is going to feature a new Sony-developed camera sensor, which also houses Sony's latest 2x2 on-chip lens solution, enabling high-speed autofocus, high-resolution, high-sensitivity, and high dynamic range. Its predecessor was a great success in terms of sales figures and one of the most beautiful phones you can find in the market. But strangely, the company was silent about launching the Find X2.
Oppo happened to release the Reno series along with the Find X2 that kind of overshadowed the success of Find X. Everyone in the tech industry was thinking that the Oppo Reno series would take over the other lines. We have seen a few iterations of that device since the original phone was launched back in April of last year, and the Find series seemed to get lost somewhere in the background. But according to the Android Authority, a new Find phone is coming and it's already an interesting phone to invest in.
The device is arriving in the first quarter of this year. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and new flagship Sony sensor. The main focus of the device is its screen quality. At the snapdragon tech summit last week, an oppo representative confirmed that a new snapdragon 865-powered device is coming and now we know that device is Oppo Find X2. This will enable the phone to get access to some of the brand new features like two-gigapixel processing, 25 percent faster performance, and much more.
The new sensors being uses used in the device can use every pixel as a phase detection pixel, meaning it can detect phase differences in both the X and Y directions. Also, it should be much easier for the focus to work on the edge of the frame, as older sensors were only able to use the center portion to calculate focus. The last year's model was one of the phone devices to hide the selfie-camera through a pop-up design, which was appreciated among the consumers.
OnePlus announced its upcoming pre-order system for the One last month, when it only said it would roll out in October. And today the Chinese company has followed up with an actual date and time at which you'll be able to pre-order its first smartphone, no invite needed.
So here's what you need to mark in your calendar: October 27th, 15:00 (3 pm) GMT. That's 8 am PST and 11 am EST for those of you in the States, or 4 pm if you're somewhere in Central Europe.
There's a big catch to all this, though. The pre-orders will only be live for exactly one hour. To make sure everything will go smoothly, you can already 'prepare' your pre-order on a special website, adding the OnePlus One to your cart, and entering your details so you'll need to do as little as possible next Monday.
If you Search for Apps on the Google Play store you probably get results with many low rated Apps along with High rated Apps in the middle, Google is a search company is the first place so they decided to do something about it. Google just added a new filter to the web play Store that lets you restrict results to only those apps with 4 or more stars. That should clear out a lot of the junk.
The new filter is in a dropdown at the top of the screen when you limit searches to apps only (Games too). Just click the "4 stars +" option in the rating dropdown and you're done. Maybe more rating categories will be added later, but this is probably the most useful.
I can't think of many instances I'd want to include apps that get less than 4 stars in a search. Head to Google Play Website and try it out.
Smartphone buyers can pre-register when a new model comes out, assuring that those interested in the handset receive a notification when the device can be reserved with a pre-order. Now, Google is allowing developers to offer Android users interested in an upcoming app, the ability to pre-register for an upcoming release.
Glu Media will soon release its "Terminator Genisys: Revolution" third-party shooter game. Android users interested in purchasing the app have the opportunity to pre-register for it. Once the game is released, those who pre-registered will receive notification of its availability on the Play Store. And if you change your mind before the app is launched, you can unregister as well.
For developers, this gives them a way to measure how much demand there is a for a new app before its release. And by reminding forgetful Android users that an app they were interested in is now live, it might help bring some revenue into the developer's coffers that otherwise would have ended up in a cash register at McDonald's.