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Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Don’t use Huawei Phones

Feb 21, 2018 | Blog

When the heads of all three U.S. intelligence agencies reach the same conclusion: “Don’t Buy Huawei phones”, we should probably listen. CBS News is reporting that FBI Director Chrostopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and NSA Director Dan Coats, each gave testimony on Capitol Hill this week to address the cyber security threats facing the nation and all admitted that they would never willingly use a Huawei handset. The intelligence community has been warning about the risk of Huawei for years, but the timing of the message here is clear: buy the new Huawei, Mate 10 Pro at your own risk.

Microsoft on its way to help blind people see with their AIs

Jan 09, 2018 | Blog

Microsoft released an app that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to help blind people know what is going on in the world around them. “Seeing AI” as it’s called has several different channels that users can switch between. Based on those channels the app will provide a feedback of what is going on in front of the users. This app can read out loud texts written on the envelope that is in front of the user for example, it can provide audio guidance for scanning printing pages, scan grocery items via their barcode and even offer instructions on how to use them. Probably one of the most impressive thing about “Seeing AI” is that this app can recognize user friends, describe them and even indicate their emotional state. The latest update regarding this app is that now it can recognize different currencies such as British Pounds, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Euros.

Social Media is just as bad as ‘junk food’ for children

Jan 05, 2018 | Blog

Children are in danger if they get to be allowed to see social media like some sort of sweets and treats. Parents must stop their children from being hooked on social media and consuming the time online like “junk food”, the children’s commissioner in UK, Anne Longfield has warned. The parents need to be more proactive in regulating the amount of time children spend online over their holidays and weekends. They also need to control to what are their kids posting online as well as not allowing them to post too many photos of themselves. Last year, the Internet was placed at the top media over the television which only indicates of how much we are all using and preferring it.

Tips on How to Secure Your Phone

Dec 22, 2017 | Blog

Smartphones became a necessary part of our lives. Some might say that they are more precious than our wallet, keys or actual computers when it comes to sensitive information. We are using them not only for personal use, but also for shopping, socialising, browsing, banking, playing all kinds of games and more. While doing all of that, our accounts always stay logged in for easier use, which means whoever has access to it or try to access it, essentially has access to our whole lives too. Securing data on your smartphones is becoming more critical than securing your PC or laptop. One the most worrisome issues that can occurred is if your phone gets infected with malware, which can gain access to your phones via the apps you download from third-parties. Needless to say that nobody can properly protecting our own mobile phones but us.

Facebook launches a version of Messenger Kids app

Dec 05, 2017 | Blog

In order to join Facebook or its free chat app Messenger, user needs to be at least 13 years old. But today, the most popular social network has announced a version of Messenger for younger users. This version is designed specifically for kids younger than 13 and it’s tied up to new account separate from regular Facebook or Messenger accounts. The main focus on this is to neutralize children predator threats that is sadly already a common thing. So how does this work?

Why YouTube is not for kids

Dec 01, 2017 | Blog

Most parents are letting their children watch something on YouTube just to keep them amused. That being said, we might as well be calling YouTube the babysitter of this generation, which it most certainly shouldn't be. There are thousands of videos on YouTube that may look like popular cartoons but in fact most of them are animated by amateur, being fake versions of it with disturbing and inappropriate content and images that are not suitable for children. And that is not the worse part. Most of these videos despite being violent and weird are insanely popular with millions of views and likes.

How to make old smartphones useful?

Nov 24, 2017 | Blog

Smartphones, are an absolute necessity in today’s world. One of the most interesting things about smartphones is that they all seem to last around two years before they need to be retired. After which we end up buying new and better ones. Two years also happens to be just the right amount of time for companies to plan new versions or publish new models. Conspiracy or not, we all have to admit that during that time our phones always get to have a few bumps or scratches. So when the time comes for us to buy new phones, it always leaves us with our old phone and a question: What to do with it? The most common answer that you will get is to sell it. Which is a good way to help out with the cost of buying new ones, but sometimes the amount you can get for your old phones is just too small that is not even worth selling. Instead of selling it, here are a few useful tips that you could use.

Fake WhatsApp App Attacks 1M Downloads

Nov 07, 2017 | Blog

The Google Play Store has always been filled with malicious and copycats of legitimate apps. The most recent case was with fake Android app that was pretending to be WhatsApp. This App managed to deceive over 1M people using the name “Update WhatsApp Messenger “ while copied the developer’s title “Whats App Inc”, the same title that actual Facebook-owned chat messenger uses on Google Play.

Google will pay you $1,000 to hack Android’s popular apps

Oct 20, 2017 | Blog

Google is well known for maintaining various reward programs for its own apps and services like Chrome and Android. Today, Google has launched a bug bounty program for popular apps available on its Play Store. This will encourage researchers to poke around and look for vulnerabilities in some of Android’s most popular apps, including those built by Google and those built by third party developers.

Samsung’s Device Can Track Your Kids and Pets For You

Oct 17, 2017 | Blog

Samsung’s GPS smart tag called Connect Tag, and first of its kind to use narrowband technology can help you track your kids and pets for you for 7 days on a single charge. Narrowband network technology uses a small amount of data, has a low power consumption rate and has the ability to securely connect online for location services. The Samsung Connect Tag provides location information both indoors and out using GPS, Wi-Fi based positioning and cell ID for location tracking.

Windows Phone is officially dead

Oct 10, 2017 | Blog

Microsoft’s mobile platform and probably the only platform that came close to being a serious competitor to iOS and Android, in the post-BlackBerry era will be no more. Windows Phone will no longer develop new features or new hardware for Windows Mobile. Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore officially confirmed that the company’s smartphone operating system is dead. Even tho this isn’t much of a shock, and it was something to be expected, Windows Phone fans hoped it won’t be true.

Microsoft Edge available now for iOS and Android

Oct 06, 2017 | Blog

Microsoft announced yesterday that its Edge web browser is available for iOS and Android, starting with a beta version for iPhone, available already today. The new browsers are Edge in name only, they will provide a user interface that looks like Edge, and they will sync with user’s Microsoft Account, but they will not use the Edge rendering engine from the PC. This mobile version will include access to favorites, history, a reading list and e-books, but the tabs and history of what you browse on your smartphone will not be shared to desktop version of Edge yet.

iPhone8 News, Release date and more

Sep 12, 2017 | Blog

iPhone fans should be pleased to hear that the long awaited iPhone8 is officially launching in a week.  iPhone8 is the 10 th anniversary version of Apple’s iPhone, with a huge screen and a smaller glass body. The release date and price will be announced on 12 th September at the new Apple campus in California.  As always, Apple will stream the event live on its website, which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.  Apple has released a new iPhone in September every year, but what makes this year different than the previous ones is that we are expecting three new iPhone models to launch at once. How much will iPhone8 cost? - Some analysts have been predicting that the price of iPhone8 will probably be up to $1,000, and yet there is still a chance to be sold out in under five minutes, as the iPhone8 looks set to be the most expensive smartphone ever. What will iPhone8 look like? - The rumors regarding specs are that the iPhone8 will feature a...

McDonald’s is Seriously Upping the Virtual Reality Game

Apr 10, 2016 | Blog

What is Virtual Reality? – For Those Who Don’t Know Virtual reality is one of the biggest trends right now in the tech world. It is also known as Immersive media or computer simulated reality that naturally combines your reality with the virtual world. Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created by computers using advanced software that makes the user accept it as a real environment, thereby superseding their beliefs. The simplest form of this is a 3D object that can be explored on a computer from all 360-degree angles. How McDonald’s Has stepped Into Change the Virtual Reality Game Experience Virtual reality can be experienced through headsets most commonly known as Head-mounted displays. Now, what McDonald’s has done is that it has given you the very ability to create these VR headsets through plain old cardboard. Yes! McDonald’s’ extremely iconic and foldable Happy Box which offers kiddy meals now has the ability to turn into a VR headset. The...

Celebrities and the Apps They Use

Mar 21, 2016 | Blog

With the rapid growth of technology and apps, a number of applications have been created to suit our needs and the needs of elite individuals in our world, particularly celebs. Celebs need to keep themselves virtually flawless and extremely relevant to the time. With so many celebrities who influence the way the world is perceived, here are some pretty cool applications that help them to do so. This is a list of the ones we think everyone can use to help attract more fans and followers. Creative Apps That Aren’t Just for Celebs Celebrities are thought to be super-humans who have perfect skin and everything that almost everyone else would love to have. They influence us a lot in many aspects of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. There is a cool application that makes celebs look extraordinarily more attractive. The app that Kim Kardashian uses to edit her photos before she shares them on her social media profiles is known as “ Perfect365 ”. Your friends and family members...

The Finest List of Mobile Security Apps

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Just as mobile usage is increasing, so too is the need for greater and more superior mobile security. For this purpose, numerous security apps are being developed day in and day out to help us stay safe on our cellphones and the innovation for advanced mobile security continues to blossom. These security apps protect your Android devices and tablets from harmful malware , corrupted apps and risk of other infections. These apps offer top-notch malware prevention and detection along with an array of privacy and anti-theft features. Are You Ready For The List? For this very reason, we have gathered an exhaustive list of the absolute best mobile applications that will not only keep your cellphone device secure but also prevent it from being at risk from malicious downloads. These apps have both paid and free versions, however, it should be kept in mind that both these versions are not created equally as the paid apps offer premium services. These apps are rated on their...

Use Two-Step Verification to Strengthen Your PC’s Security

Feb 23, 2016 | Blog

Just as no one can deny the importance of computers in this technologically progressing world, no one can also deny the importance of security for all the valuable information these computers contain. This is why there’s a need for ever new and advancing techniques for keeping your PCs (with all their information) as safe and secure as possible. In this blog we’re going to discuss some of the latest emerging 2-step verification techniques that give you enhanced security for your personal accounts and devices. This added level of security costs nothing and may even help prevent prying eyes from gaining full access to your Facebook, Gmail, or other private information when you step away for a few minutes. It may sound complicated, but it’s really simple. Here’s how it works. You Will Need a Mobile Phone for This The 2-step verification process is broken down into two simple steps, that’s right, 2 steps. The first is setting your main password which is further protected by a...

Mobile Streaming Services Compete for Your Heart

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

About These Wildly Popular Live Streaming Social Media Apps – Their Characteristics, Similarities, and Differences. Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat Apps Go Head to Head These two popular mobile streaming apps are a lot of fun and great tools for a business’ social media presence. Not only can you give your users a live product demonstration, but you can also stream live news about your company to connect with your audience in real-time. You can also look up live events, product launches and gain insight that might be crucial for your company. You can use these live video streaming apps to your business’ advantage by advertising flash sales, supporting customers, showcasing presentations, answering Q&As and so on so forth to increase your company’s social media presence, brand awareness and social authority to existing and potential customers. After all, online content and engagement in real-time is critical these days. How Do They Match Up? To use the...

Virtual and Augmented Reality Taking Over Entertainment

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are two of the latest resurfacing technology trends that not only provide a novel way of information sharing but also provide new forms of entertainment, making them highly popular in the entertainment industry today. This is mostly because these two immersing systems give us an entirely new way of interacting with the technological world in our real life worlds. Experts agree that it won’t be long until we all start using this technology in our everyday lives. Where Can I Try Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality is the merging of virtual-reality with real-life , but the users who interact with this system can clearly distinguish between the two as all images are created with keeping the real world context in mind. Augmented reality does not replace the real world, it simply adds graphics, images and cues on top of the real world. We have seen this being used in numerous Hollywood movies such as Avatar, Wall-e, and Iron Man where...

Wireless Chargers Are All the Rage

Jan 26, 2016 | Blog

One the most widely used and rapidly advancing technologies is without a doubt the smartphone. The technology industry revolves around your smartphone which is integrated with our everyday lives. Smartphones are advancing like no other where they’ve become smaller, thinner, faster, lighter and brighter. To make mobile devices truly mobile, the latest emerging technology trend that is taking the world by storm is wireless charging . The promise is to miraculously charge your cell phone, laptop and other battery devices without the use of cables. Charging pads and other wireless equipment may ensure that you are never short on battery or disconnected from the digital world again. Imagine a world where you don’t need to be tethered to the wall. Wouldn't that be great? There’s More Than Meets the Eye Ossia is a Japanese telecom company set out to capture the essence of wireless charging and bring out a power revolution. Their latest flagship product called the Cota is an...

5 Best Android Tips and Tricks

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Android is among the most preferred mobile operating systems of today. In spite of the solid competition and market dominance of the iPhone, Android devices have remained popular and useful. Android works just like a desktop computer but is mobile-based, and there are various apps and excellent tools available which is what makes it the favorite OS of technically-inclined customers. Android proceeds to develop, thus if you need to know some ridiculously awesome android tips and tricks , continue reading. Eliminate OS Animations You will find occasions when you experience your phone slowdown despite the fact that many android devices operate pretty smoothly. One trick to help the system run smoother would be to turn the animations off. This can preserve processor use and give the recently freed storage to other running programs. And why does anyone need these animations after all? • Navigate to Settings or to About Device and click on Developer options. (Your gadget design...

Polaroid Camera Images Made by Your Smartphone

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

If you love being nostalgic about the good old days and the devices and technology that we used to use back then, you’ll love the combination of the classic and the modern in this cute and simple device. A small French startup named Prynt made a smartphone case that has a built-in printer so that when you take a photo, you can instantly print a copy of it, just like you could with a Polaroid camera. But how does it actually work? More than just an image: it’s the perfect memory Millions of people miss the fun and convenience of the Polaroid images that were used to capture the perfect moment in order to keep it as a memory forever. There are still people who prefer to have one worthy Polaroid image from a vacation or a party, rather than having thousands of random images in a folder on their computer. That’s why Polaroid images are so valuable. Ever since the world has become more and more digital, there are less and less physical images in photo albums, and I’m sure...

The Reddit Community Has Spoken: Best Android Apps in 2014

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

You might already know this, but Reddit is known as a place that people can use as an essential source of information, but also a place full of great ideas. The same is true about its incredible search results that anyone can easily appreciate. Ordinary people answer short, simple and clear answers to certain questions posted on Reddit, and that’s why they’re so reliable. Smartphone owners, pay attention on this one! This time round, they talked about the top smartphone apps, and gave us answers about the best Android apps in 2014 (iOS as well), which are really interesting. We got a list of the top 3 apps you MUST have on your smartphone (and we’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.). What does Reddit have to ask?  “ People of Reddit, what apps do you think every Android owner should install? ” was the question posted on the website of this very specific community, just a couple of months ago. The latest thread on  r/aAk/Reddit was to vote for their...

How to Get the Most Out of My Cell Phone Battery?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

It’s quite a task these days to keep your cell phone battery alive the entire day. Smartphones have improved the cell phone user experience over time, but anyhow, the battery is still something that suffers in the end. Why? Because despite the fact that new technologies have been drastically improved, they can barely last all day when in use. Most people use lots of apps which consume their battery at an incredible rate. This especially happens when you’re on the road. When you’re travelling and exploring new places, you rely on your mobile phone’s applications such as navigation, GPS apps, etc. The good news is that there ARE ways of saving your cell phone battery life. Check it out. Charging more for less time Situations where you’re out of reach of a charging cable and or have limited time to charge your cell phone, are most likely increasing. Since most of us are always in a hurry, there’s less and less time for the proper and full charging of a cell phone. Here are...

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Old iPhone

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Old phones can be used in a good way Ever since iPhone announced that they’ve sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, we’ve been wondering what happened to the 10 million old iPhones that the new iPhone 6 has replaced. Yes, they could have been sold, given to someone, or recycled, BUT, they could’ve also been kept at home because an old phone might still be useful in a way you wouldn’t even imagine! If you have an old iPhone, don’t waste it, check out how to get the most of your old iPhone.   Here’s how to use your old iPhone? There ARE plenty of useful ways to get rid of your old phone, but think twice. Are you sure you really want to? If the answer is “Yes”, go for it, but first check out some of our ideas on the smart use of an old iPhone .   As monitoring device You can convert and old iPhone into a DIY surveillance system by just using an App that allows you to monitor certain activity of an exact area. You can use...

Easy Tutorial on How to Use Snapchat

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

Why is this app a MUST have? Are you familiar with the scenario where your smartphone is full of unwanted images that accumulate over time just slowing down your phone and you don’t have time to delete them one by one? No? Okay, what about the moment when you send an image (via sms, WhatsApp or Viber) and you want to delete it immediately afterwards (which you may have many reasons for this)? That’s exactly what the Snapchat mobile app does! Find out how Snapchat deletes images to save your phone memory and all the other features it has to offer. Here are some tips on how to use Snapchat the best possible, check it out below. The phenomenon of self-destructing images Snapchat became one of the hottest mobile messaging apps, and not without reason. This revolutionary app became so popular because it allows you to send photos and videos in a funny way, AND, it doesn’t support the option for saving any received images. So, you can view an image or video (also known as a...

You Use Your Mobile on the Airplane? See Why You Shouldn’t

Dec 31, 2015 | Blog

Airplane mode - more than just for airplanes It’s a well-known fact that mobile phones shouldn’t be turned on while flying in a plane. We all know that turning the mobile off or switching it into airplane mode is some kind of must-do , but most people are not quite sure why. It’s an urban myth that the usage of mobile phones in the plane can lead to a plane crash, or to something just as dramatic as that scenario. Anyway, no, it cannot cause a plane to crash , but still, this “rule” wasn’t made for no reason. There are certain things that might be caused by mobile phone usage, BUT, even if you never fly, there are some benefits flight mode can provide.   Don’t turn the phone OFF, turn the Airplane Mode ON Airplane Mode is a useful feature that most of the portable electronic devices support nowadays. This mode has multiple benefits, and that’s why you should consider using airplane mode rather than turning off your smartphone , laptop, or tablet next time...

For People Who Love To Have Fun: Top 5 iPhone Pranks

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Pranks can be innocent as well If there’s someone that’s close to you and they have an iPhone and you have easy access to it, every day can be April fool’s day! As much as it’s great to be an iPhone owner, in this case, it’s better to be on the “other side”. iPhone owners should be careful because there are a couple of (harmless) pranks that they could fall victim to. So, we are informing you both: a warning the ones who own an iPhone, but also the ones who can’t wait to try these pranks on their friends. Be prepared for the unexpected!   Passing the guard to get to the phone The only problem you might encounter is if you can’t access the phone without having the pass code . Considering the fact that you’ll most likely try out some of these awesome pranks on your friends or family members, you can always ask them to let you send a message from their phone, see some photos, or use to a specific app for instance. This will give you couple of extra minutes...

What’s Changed From 1G To 5G?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

The evolution of wireless networking The past fifteen years of technology have been crucial to the development of the tremendous changes occurring when it comes to the world’s technological growth. “Wireless”, which generally means using hand-held devices without the assistance of wires, is also a term used to describe any computer network without a physical connection between the sender and the receiver. The generations of wireless telecom connectivity have rapidly grown and advanced from 1G to 5G (“G” stands for generation) in just a couple of short years. The capabilities between each of these technologies have been improved over time along with the features they provide, bringing us a new approach to technology and its various capabilities that make our lives easier. But how did it all start?   1G Wireless Systems The first generation of wireless telephone technology (1G) was the original analog, voice-only, cellular telephone standard which was...

Top 5 “Green” Apps for Smart Phones

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Make Your Smart Phone a Green Machine Everyday, we hear stories concerning the environmental changes that are taking place on a global scale and all too often, we are not quite aware of how much they actually change and affect our day to day lives. We can obviously see changes in the ecosystems due to the loss of biodiversity, influences on human health (that are caused by climate change), and by the fluctuation of hydro-logic systems that are reflected in our freshwater supplies. Believe it or not, all of these changes are mostly due to a lack of human responsibility towards nature. People are constantly complaining about global changes, but have never thought about if there’s anything they can do to stop or prevent these issues. Understanding the complexity of this problem is a great starting point in resolving it. Technology has reached the point where it has started to affect people's lives. Therefore, experts have come up with some new and innovative ideas on how...