1.26.2019

How To Use Split Screen Mode On Your Android SmartPhone

As we're already aware, Android Nougat comes jam-packed with a range of features make the user experience as seamless as possible. The latest update highlights to be rolled out to Nougat include an improved notifications panel, optimization of the data and power saving mechanisms, and support for VR. One of the big ticket items that has won a lot of fans (us included) are the task management options. Thanks to the latest update, you can now use two apps simultaneously in split screen mode.

Not all apps are created equal, and for that reason you'll find that not all of them will be compatible with the split-screen mode. Don't worry, it's not you, it's them (the developers) as they will need to complete another update before more apps will be able to be used in this mode. For the moment, though, there is a way around this issue. You can run any application in split screen from the developer options in the latest version of the Google mobile operating system.

How To Run any app in split screen mode
First. you'll need to activate the developer options on your mobile. To do this go to Settings > Developer options > About this device. Once you are there click on "Version number" a few times until you receive a notice saying you are now a developer.

Return to the Settings menu and open "Developer options. Then scroll right down to the end of the page and enable the last option which is listed: "Force activities to be re-sizable." Once you've done this you will need to restart your phone to activate the option. Once you've activated this option, even those apps that aren't usually compatible with the Nougat upgrade will be able to run in split screen mode.

Finally, to activate the split screen mode, open two apps of your choice and then click and hold on the task manager button. Both apps will then open in the split screen mode.

Do you think the split screen mode will be helpful for your own multitasking needs? Or will you be sticking to the more traditional single task approach for the time being? Let us know in the comments below.
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1.16.2019

Netflix Raises Costs For US Subscribers With Quick Impact

The cost of your Netflix subscription is going up, paying little heed to the arrangement you are on. The administration declared the cost increment recently, which will see costs go up by between 13 percent and 18 percent, contingent upon the membership level.


The best level is expanding from $14 to $16 every month. The least expensive level, which as of now costs $8, will ascend to $9. The center level will see a difference in $11 to $14, coordinating the old cost of the best level.

The new estimating will become effective for new clients quickly, while existing supporters will see it creep in throughout the following three months. The Netflix cost increment covers all US supporters just as parts of Latin America. Basically, on the off chance that you pay for Netflix with USD, your bill is going up.

Netflix stock was up in excess of six percent following the news of a cost increment, announced by CNBC. The change pursued a commonplace example. At the point when Netflix raises its costs, supporter numbers will in general be safe, while stock is floated. It's a success win circumstance for the gushing goliath, as long as those endorsers don't abruptly escape the administration. The organization clearly felt that a determined bet worth taking once more.

The lift in pay will probably be put towards the progressing interest in unique substance that Netflix is embraced. With rivalry from Amazon, HBO, Hulu and Apple developing, and Disney going to enter the market with its very own Disney+ spilling administration, Netflix is wagering enthusiastic about restrictive TV shows and motion pictures.

Netflix has been putting vigorously in firsts, for example, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. The cost increment is Netflix's fourth since it propelled in 2007. The last time the cost was expanded was in October 2017.

How does the Netflix cost increment sit with you? Will you keep on buying in?
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1.07.2019

The Best Wireless Chargers For Your Smartphones

Numerous Android telephones bolster wireless charging, for the most part through the Qi wireless standard. The huge OEMs do make brilliant chargers to run with their telephones, yet there are additionally incredible 9and normally less expensive choices from outsider makers.

You don't generally need to spend truckloads of money on a charger that conveys indistinguishable logo from your cell phone. Here are probably the best wireless chargers around.



Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Stand 2018

This Qi good charger goes about as a represent your telephone, so you can watch recordings or answer writings while squeezing up rapidly with 9W control conveyance. You can rest the gadget in picture or scene mode and the charger shows LED pointers to tell you when your gadget is charged. It's good with the ongoing Samsung telephones: the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 S9 and S9+ and the new Note 9. It additionally works with the most recent iPhones, for example, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The best part is that it's an exceptionally upscale charger, so it makes for a decent work area extra for the home and office.

This charger regularly costs $70, however at present has a $18 rebate on Samsung's store.

Samsung Wireless Charger Pad 2018

Samsung's chargers aren't the fanciest, yet are exceptionally useful. /© Samsung

Samsung's refreshed Fast Charge Wireless Pad conveys 9W of capacity to quickly charge the most recent age of quick charge good cell phones including all the ongoing Samsung Galaxy models (normally) and iPhone X-variations. It likewise charges the Galaxy Watch! It's not modest, however: at $60 from Samsung's very own store, and obviously there's no point getting it on the off chance that you don't have a gadget that is good with quick charging.

Google Pixel Stand

The new Google Pixel Stand is an expensive ($150) however a la mode choice that is a characteristic decision for glad proprietors of the Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL. The plan is moderate and rich, with a stand calculated so you can easily peruse the screen from a separation.

Any Qi-empowered gadget can exploit the Pixel Stand which brags the present best standard 10W charging power. By the by, proprietors of the third era Pixels appreciate a couple of pleasant additional items. Place the Pixel 3 (XL) on the remain to open another interface that enables you to explore the stand's highlights and use Google Assistant and Nest security items. Choices incorporate setting a light-based caution for a gentler wake-up, running a photograph display, checking your every day plan, and getting a report on traffic conditions when you get up in the first part of the day.

Anker Powerport Wireless 5

Anker's models are incredible choices for customers on a financial plan. The cushion is just $14 on Amazon and you can get the represent just $22, however be cautioned that albeit both accompany Micro-USB links, you'll need to give your own AC connector to divider charging. The little blue charging-marker lights are subtle and won't bother you while you rest.

Bamboo WoodPuck

What number of pucks completes a WoodPuck… don't worry about it. The wooden-looking WoodPuck is as of now going for $29.99 on Amazon and works with Qi gadgets, for example, the present Galaxy line-up, and also gadgets with Qi connectors, for example, the iQi Mobile, PWRcard or SlimPWRcard.

IKEA Nordmärke wireless charging cushion

IKEA makes four Nordmärkes: a solitary gadget charger in white or wood, or a triple-gadget charger in a similar shading alternatives. The single-gadget display is $17.99 and the triple charger is $59.99. Both are extensively less demanding to assemble than a Pax closet and come in that run of the mill subtle IKEA tasteful, with a white or birch wood wrap up.

Beside wireless charging, these chargers likewise sport an extra USB port in the base for charging with a standard Micro USB-to-USB link, so the triple-charge model could conceivably bolster up to 4 gadgets without a moment's delay - extraordinary for all the family.

RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger with HyperAir Qi Wireless Charging Pad

This $30 Qi charging cushion is a moderate and powerful option in contrast to any semblance of Belkin and Samsung and can rapidly charge the most recent Galaxy cell phones and iPhones at their best 10W/7.5W speeds, and backings 5W for telephones without quick charging ability. It likewise controls non-Qi empowered gadgets when furnished with a Qi recipient, inasmuch as the telephone case isn't excessively thick or metallic.

Spigen Wireless Charging Pad

The Spigen cushion utilizes a raised plan to keep your telephone hoisted, and where a few chargers have a solitary loop with a moderately little charging territory, this one has three curls, so you can put your telephone in on a level plane, vertically or askew and still get a charge. Amazon's presently doing it for $24.99 rather than the $79.99 list cost, yet check the remarks previously choosing to get: it seems to have issues charging gadgets with Spigen's very own portion defensive cases.

TYLT VU 3

The VU 3 is a striking looking thing, particularly in the event that you go for one of the splendidly shaded models with the distinctive assortments accessible for around $45. Like the Spigen it has three loops that convey a relatively huge charging region, so it doesn't make a difference what way you embed your telephone, and it raises your telephone so you don't miss any notices. There's additionally an in-vehicle demonstrate for wirelessly charging when you're progressing.

What's your most loved wireless charger? Tell us in the remarks beneath.
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12.28.2018

Airtel Discontinues Their Night Data Plan of 1.5GB for N200

This isn't the first occation Airtel NG will end existing data bundle or reduce the data cap.

Airtel NG has ended 1GB for N200 night data plan on the SmartTrybe tarrif plan. Prior to now, SmartTrybe gives endorsers choices to go for any of the beneath plans;

1GB for N500, 500MB which cost N25 and 1.5GB for N200, and 250MB which cost N200 + 30Min call.

Be that as it may, right now, you just have N500 for 1GB (7 days plan) and 500MB for N25 night plan, others have been discontinued. Possibly the expulsion of that arrangement provoked the presentation of Instant Download package for N350 for 1GB.
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Gionee Has Declared Bankruptcy and Gone into Liquidation

Barely any weeks back, we shared on this stage Gionee may go into liquidation and may almost certainly pack up. The terrible news is that the organization has formally entered chapter 11. 

A court in Shenzhen has acknowledged the application for liquidation insolvency by Huaxing Bank. This may even now transform into an organization rearrangement – Gionee employed rebuilding experts a week ago. Originator Liu Lirong believes that the organization can turn its fortunes around in 3-5 years. 

Be that as it may, Gionee owes a sum of CNY 20.2 billion (around $3 billion) to 648 loan bosses. About portion of the obligation is to banks. Not long ago the organization neglected to pay providers. Promotion offices haven't been paid either. 

The organization cash issue began when the organizer and director Liu lost a CNY 1 billion wager in a clubhouse. 

Liu conceded in the meeting that Gionee's aggregate obligations add up to 17 billion yuan ($2,447,065,000), with 10 billion yuan($1,439,450,000) of this owed to banks, 5 billion yuan($719,725,000) to upstream providers and around 2 billion to publicizing organizations. 

On the off chance that nothing occurs in 3 – 5 years, this will be the finish of Gionee Electronics and Smartphones. How are the forceful fallen…
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12.18.2018

You Can Now Control Your Home Security With Your Voice Using Alexa

Have you heard about amazon's artificial intelligence called Alexa? Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, security, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news.

Alexa can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system. Users are able to extend the Alexa capabilities by installing "skills" additional functionality developed by third-party vendors, in other settings more commonly called apps such as weather programs and audio features.

Amazon's Alexa Security

Being able to lock down your home with a few words may seem like science fiction but it's a distinct possibility now, given that Amazon Alexa has added home security control to her resume.

 Amazon has enabled a Security Panel Controller framework that allows voice control for home security systems via an Echo speaker or other Alexa-powered smart home device. The functionality is already available in the US, and being used by companies like Abode, ADT, Honeywell, Ring and Scout Alarm.

Via, Alexa,you can arm or disarm the system, specify certain modes (home, away and night) and or just check in and let them know its you. Of course, saying codes out loud does have its own security risk. Voice disarm needs to be manually enabled first, and rather that yelling your PIN at the Echo, you can choose an Alexa-specific code instead.

Amazon is continuing to develop its presence in the security realm after purchasing Ring and Blink. Alexa's security measures such as user-specific voice recognition might well make it much more convenient than walking across the room to punch in a door code, even if it doesn't seem so secret to speak security controls out loud.


If you use a home security system, what do you think about using voice control for it?
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12.03.2018

YouTube Rolling Out Stories Just Like Instagram

I must say I wasn't surprised with this update as I was already anticipating it for a while. You know as a popular saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them". That may go against everything they teach you in business school, but that’s the lesson we can draw from the past two years Instagram’s spent steadfastly copying Snapchat and remaining at the top of the game!.

Now Google YouTube has joined the league, announcing YouTube stories to all eligible creators with10K+ subscribers. With YouTube stories, you can add text, music, filters, YouTube stickers, and more to make your story uniquely you.



How to Create YouTube Story

To create a story, just open the YouTube mobile app, tap on the video camera icon, and select “Create Story.”

Comments have also been added to stories – so the entire community can be a part of the conversation. Subscribers can comment, thumbs up and thumbs down comments, and you can heart comments.

And all of the comment moderation tools that are available on video uploads will also be available on Stories. You can now also respond directly to a fan comment with a photo or video for the entire community to see!

Stories are available in the mobile app for 7 days once live and all your fans will see it within that 7 days. WellI guess you might be able to monetize your stories but no official updates has been given on that yet.
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11.29.2018

Smile Launches Sim With Data and Free Voice Minutes

Leading 4G LTE telecommunications service provider, Smile Nigeria has taken steps to serve its teeming customers by introducing the All-in-One SIM offer in such a manner that customers can connect and enjoy free Smile to Smile voice and video calls, to any local operator.



The All-in-One SIM offer comes with unlimited on-net calls, 250 minutes to call any local network, 250 SMS, 1.5GB data and zero roaming charges while abroad. Customers can make calls from abroad at local rates.

Features of SMILE All-in-One SIM
For individual users to be used in a mobile phone device
Includes 1.5GB data with data speed up to 21Mbps valid 30 days
Includes unlimited on-net calls for 30 days
Includes 250 local SMSs valid 30 days
The package which costs not more than N3000 has a validity of 30 days.

Remember that you can still enjoy unlimited lite monthly data plans if you are resident within Asaba, Abuja, Benin, Ibadan, Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Onitsha and kaduna for just N10,000

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11.26.2018

Laptop Gaming A Creation To Alternatives You've Not Heard Of!

This article is supposed to train the ones less informed on what makes up a definitely surprising piece of technology. Irrespective of where you pass in recent times seeking out data on the gaming network in preferred, you are sure to find that simply beneath the object you are reading, there's a slurry of both playstation  3, xbox 360, or pc loyalists going at it within the remark phase, arguing about who is is the better or extra powerful machine, making use of all of their wits to subvert the opinion of every person who has one apart from their very own; but some of the time spent surfing heaps upon lots of these memories and their respective remark containers,


I've come to note one factor. Among the claims and opinionated assaults coming typically for the playstation  3 and xbox 360 crowds had been no longer based totally in truth; but alternatively a aggregate of logo loyalty and a severe case of what I can most effective describe as piggybacking at the ego's and speakme factors of the console manufacturers themselves.

Having little or no to no understanding of the real internal workings of the consoles those human beings are left touting names of additives that were closely advertised throughout their release i.E. Cell processor, rsx chip, xenon, xenos and so forth. No longer to mention the graphical prowess of either console or subsidiary writer/developer. Regardless of the motives can be for protection of any console, isn't to be puzzled neither is it worth gaining knowledge of. The actual disgrace of it all is the fact that some of the impressions and out of place self belief of the common console gamer appear to be simply a showing suit among  already very dated pieces of hardware.

So in light of all of this we the laptop game enthusiasts would really like to carry a few truth to the desk and provide an explanation for a few of the matters we have been the usage of for years now.

Vocabulary words (look up the definition).

1. "hd"
2. "physx or physics"
Three "blu-ray, dvd, cd, floppy, cartrige"
Four "subsequent gen"?
Five. "anti-aliasing"
6 "texture resolution"
7. "ram (random get entry to reminiscence)

In no particular order here are a few matters that are popular to tout as features in consoles yet are in reality handicapped or are only marginally incorporated and given the name of being the reducing side real aspect.

First and essential hd, a concept greater so than a specification. What is hd? Normally that is any display decision over that which your antique tv is capable of somewhere around four hundred traces of resolution by means of 500.

Crt laptop video display units have used a decision of 480x640 800x600 1024x768 for the final 10 years. Should this be considered hd? Guess it relies upon in your opinion. Early on on this console battle 1080p1920x1080 become touted as the last in high definition by people who owned the ps3. However afterward a hardware revision of the xbox 360 console added in an hdmi port able to transmitting this coveted signal bringing the scales lower back to stage.

Nowadays attaining this fantastically regarded resolution in triple "a" titles on either the ps3 or the 360 has taken a extra realistic back burner to the performance budget affordable 720p. 1280×720 a mind-blowing 1,152,000 pixels in line with each rendered frame less than the former. Even cutting the pixel price range in less than half each console has problem freeing video games that truly attain this purpose. Nowadays for much less than a hundred bones you could grasp your self a video card with the intention to play any game you could buy at this resolution on a computer. One hundred fifty for 1080p 250 for 2560x1600 or 4096000 pixels in line with rendered body.

Physics are just a count of ways a good deal horsepower you have left after images to calculate collisions and forces transferable among objects in any given sport surroundings. Depending on how often in step with 2d these calculations arise and the constancy of the formulation used, video games ranging from 2d to 3-D irrespective of the resolution can efficaciously include those technology. The question is.... How a lot horsepower needs to be reserved in order to painting the gaming revel in without a significant drop in body price or different facet effects negative to the enjoy.

Another query might be the way to restriction the quantity of physically interactive items onscreen at any given time. Depending on the velocity of your cpu or lately gpu through middleware which includes cuda nvidia physx or opencl ati a pc is capable of huge amounts of physical interactions immediately. Some thing never visible on a domestic console in recreation. Now not for loss of choice however for loss of natural horsepower. See ati's gpu demo outlining the concept.


Blu-ray is a statistics storage device. Merely a media capable of conserving 50 gigabytes of statistics. Blu ray does not determine the pleasant of the facts nor the "snap shots" of the game. Once again a storage tool able to keeping 50 gigabytes of facts. A dvd is a garage tool able to maintaining 9 gigabytes of records. Nevertheless records not quality.

Next gen graphics. A not unusual misconception. What this clearly meas is the subsequent era of "console" portraits. Pc games have had this stage of constancy lengthy earlier than this rendition of sony and microsoft's poster children. Nowadays the laptop is being held lower back by using the console community. The declaration of fact is that with an educated customer you have to work more difficult to promote your product pc gaming community. With an uneducated purchaser (console market) your money is routinely assumed because of logo loyalty and pr euphemisms.

An instance of euphemism. 2x anti-aliasing assuming 2x sincerely suggests off what antialiasing does is a not unusual mistake of the average console proprietor. Nowadays up to 32x antialasing is available one manner or another at the computer. Your preference 2x 4x 8x 16x etc.

Texture decision; another seriously handicapped component of the console international. Regardless of which console you very own today none have the to be had ram to keep a number of hundred megabytes of texture vertex and level facts. In particular given the shared gpu-cpu ram architecture. On laptop it is not unusual to have 1 gb of gddr5 memory on the gpu alone.

Now not to mention the common of 2gb and up machine reminiscence available to switch records to and fro to the gpu. The computer is very absolutely the best platform able to control the large amounts of facts in any powerful way in sport, giving the ability to ramp up the feel decision to extremely high ranges. Every other component to note is the ability to pick out what specific aspects of the game are rendered at what degree of fidelity. Low,,medium, excessive, very excessive, and ultra Laptop video games are the fathers of the console mix ups. 

All tech you spot on a console was designed written debugged and launched on a computer in a single way or another first. Being a pc gamer chiefly educates you on the technologies used in a few of the video video games you play. Supplying you with the technical realize the way to see through smoke and mirrors of pr and advertising and get down to the grit of what you are procuring and whether or not or now not you need to shop for into untested and or unproven technologies that have a habit of below handing over time and time once more. For avid pc game enthusiasts anywhere.
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