tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-87567300859247804872016-06-05T09:17:50.634-07:00AndroidroadYour Best Road to Android :)noreply@blogger.comBlogger38125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-74726181079605420992016-01-18T17:14:00.001-08:002016-01-18T17:14:32.072-08:00 Root your android device in 4 easy way <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h1XdnTh3ZKE/Vp2IBXoWdXI/AAAAAAAABDs/WECTSKnPa2o/s1600/root.gif" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h1XdnTh3ZKE/Vp2IBXoWdXI/AAAAAAAABDs/WECTSKnPa2o/s400/root.gif" /></a></div>Rooting is the process of allowing users of Android Phones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to get the full control and authority within Android’s system. When you root an Android smartphone it enables you to act as the administrator of the android phone. Rooting of Android&nbsp;provides you the facility to completely remove and replace your device’s operating system. <br />Rooting Not only increase you Battery life &amp; Performance, but also Provides you option to unofficially Upgrade your Current Android version. There are many benefits of rooting your phone like:<br /> <ol><li>Boost your Phone speed &amp; Battery Life.</li><li>Remove Pre installed crap ware like System Apps.</li><li>Remove Bloatwares, Apps like Facebook, Chrome Keep sucking your Ram &amp; battery by running in background So, Among the smartphone geek crowd, applications like these are referred to as “bloatware:” they do nothing but bloat the software by existing as unnecessary applications.</li><li>Tweak your phone like : Increase Video streaming speed, Increase Wifi Speed, Increase SIM detecting Speed, Increase SD read/write speed.</li><li>Most Important &amp; Best part, Install Custom Kernel &amp; Custom ROMS ( I will explain about it in Installing Custom ROM section Custom ROM section )</li><li>Finally, Truly Own your Device, Make it appear in the way you want.</li></ol>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>note:</b></span> don't forget&nbsp; <u><span style="font-weight: normal;">Rooting Process:</span></u><br /><h4><u><span style="font-weight: normal;"></span></u></h4>Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Android smartphone. To enable USB debugging. Go to Settings &gt; Developer Option &gt; USB debugging &gt; Tick to Enable. Developer Option is Hidden for Android 4.2.2 &amp; Above, to show this option Go to Settings &gt; About phone &gt; Built Number ( Tap on it 7 times until it shows you are now a Developer.)<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">1</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F-A6AihKmMA/Vp2Jsk6kNDI/AAAAAAAABD4/xtehX_Vt2uk/s1600/Capture44646.PNG" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Unlock Root-app" border="0" height="243" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F-A6AihKmMA/Vp2Jsk6kNDI/AAAAAAAABD4/xtehX_Vt2uk/s400/Capture44646.PNG" title="Unlock Root-tool" width="400" /></a>&nbsp;</div><br />Unlock Root roots and unlocks the boot-loader of various android devices. They have their own way of rooting and unlocking. To use this method for you to root your phone, they have their guides provided on each android device. Just visit <strong>Unlock Root site(google)</strong> and follow their own guides for your device.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">2 </div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pZxo4NgQkeM/Vp2KadwJMWI/AAAAAAAABEE/1ifF5yLPz8I/s1600/3436464687496749.PNG" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Root genius-tool" border="0" height="365" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pZxo4NgQkeM/Vp2KadwJMWI/AAAAAAAABEE/1ifF5yLPz8I/s400/3436464687496749.PNG" title="Root genius-app" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>Root genius is the best &amp; easy-to-use rooting software with high success rate for Mediatek devices. Root Genius is a Windows Application. There are less chances of this rooting your phone properly.<br /> <ol><li><strong><a class="ext-link" data-wpel-target="_blank" href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8N7MRg8VIZRMTNDZHVUMUFYQW8/edit" rel="external nofollow" title="">Download</a>&nbsp;</strong>and Install Root genius for Windows.</li><li>Run <strong>Root genius</strong> Android Root <strong>as administrator</strong> and connect your Android device to your PC via USB cable. Wait for the drivers to completely load.</li><li>Enable <strong>USB Debugging</strong> mode from <strong>Settings</strong>&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;<strong>Developer options</strong><br />from your android device. Just follow the instructions shown on the Root genius based to your Android version. Carefully read the notifications<br />before continuing.</li><li>Click <strong>ROOT</strong> to&nbsp;begin the rooting process. It could take 2 up to 3 minutes for the<br />rooting process to be completed. (Don’t unplug the USB cable).</li><li>When done, click Finish and it will reboot your phone.</li><li>Check if you are successfully rooted by downloading and installing <strong><a class="ext-link" data-wpel-target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck" rel="external nofollow" title="">Root Checker app</a></strong> from Play Store.</li></ol><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;3</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JUTMALkK0ww/Vp2LKBKJQFI/AAAAAAAABEQ/_h1wO0xtpnI/s1600/43463464646464.PNG" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Vroot’-tool" border="0" height="250" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JUTMALkK0ww/Vp2LKBKJQFI/AAAAAAAABEQ/_h1wO0xtpnI/s400/43463464646464.PNG" title="Vroot’-app" width="400" /></a>&nbsp;</div>Vroot’s goal is providing the excellent and simplest experience for all android users. The newest version of Vroot have supported for more than 8000 kinds of Android devices. It is more effective, easier and faster than you can imagine.<br /> <strong>Success Rate:</strong> 70-75%<br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; </div><ol><li><strong><a class="ext-link" data-wpel-target="_blank" href="http://www.mgyun.com/en/getvroot" rel="external nofollow" title="">Download</a></strong> the VRoot App for Windows PC.</li><li>Install it. Just click Next and Launch it.</li><li>Connect your android device and make sure that <strong>USB Debugging</strong> mode is enabled from <strong>Settings</strong> &gt;&nbsp;<strong>Developer Options</strong>.</li><li>From <strong>VRoot</strong> on your PC, click <strong>Root</strong>.</li><li>Wait for the result. If it’s a success, your device will reboot and you can now disconnect your android device from your PC.</li><li>Check if you are successfully rooted by downloading and installing <a class="ext-link" data-wpel-target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&amp;hl=en" rel="external nofollow" title="">Root Checker App</a> from Play Store.</li><li>Done!</li></ol><br /><div style="text-align: center;">4</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-j695nSOEFPQ/Vp2M94WPbWI/AAAAAAAABEc/HrNl0DcjZnQ/s1600/87979797979797979.PNG" imageanchor="1"><img alt="king-root-tool-app" border="0" height="290" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-j695nSOEFPQ/Vp2M94WPbWI/AAAAAAAABEc/HrNl0DcjZnQ/s400/87979797979797979.PNG" title="kiing-root" width="400" /></a>&nbsp;</div><ol><li>Once your Smartphone is connected successfully to the Computer (Enabling USB Debugging), Kingo Root will Automatically detect your device.</li><li>Now, Click on ‘Root’ Button to begin the rooting process.</li></ol><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><ol><li value="6">Now Kingo Root will Automatically Root your phone and install SuperSU.</li><li>Now your Android Device is rooted, To confirm Check for a App named ‘SuperSU’ on your phone. Congratulations, you have successfully Rooted your Android Smartphone. I hope this guide helped in rooting your phone.</li><li>Check if you are successfully rooted by downloading and installing <a class="ext-link" data-wpel-target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&amp;hl=en" rel="external nofollow" title="">Root Checker App</a> from Play Store.</li></ol>If Kingo Root was unable to detect or ROOT your device you can use other One click Root Apps mentioned below.<br /><br /><br />Finally I Hope this tutorial helped you in rooting your Android Smartphone. Though it has many advantages but rooting an Android Smartphone without following proper instructions can be risky. But with this&nbsp;such application’s&nbsp;you can easily root your device and can have much out of it as it will speed up your Android’s performance, access hundreds of new and exciting features and increase its battery life, and . And Rooting an Android device is totally safe and best thing you and your device can have !<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-68381492568018369652015-12-27T18:24:00.000-08:002015-12-27T18:24:32.662-08:00Short review about Kindle Paperwhite with a high-resolution screen from amazon<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JrUe2l0q5Ko/VoCZkhfXcbI/AAAAAAAABDM/ZTkfAl9o64Q/s1600/61-nX%252BU95bL._SL1000_.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="amazon-new-kindle" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JrUe2l0q5Ko/VoCZkhfXcbI/AAAAAAAABDM/ZTkfAl9o64Q/s320/61-nX%252BU95bL._SL1000_.jpg" title=" Kindle Paperwhite" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="width: 600px;">The Kindle Paperwhite is a useful reading companion for the bookworm who always likes a book nearby. This Kindle falls short on our Best Kindle Comparison, but for the book lover, it's a good choice because of its e-ink display, small size and lightweight design.<br /><br />You can download eBooks, magazines, newspapers and documents on your Kindle Paperwhite to take with you everywhere. Additionally, you can use Amazon’s basic web browser to access websites that are mainly text-based and do a keyword search via Wikipedia or Google. With 2GB of storage, you can fill the Kindle eReader with over 1,000 eBooks.&nbsp;Unfortunately, it is not able to download and access audiobooks. The digital reader lacks speakers and a headphone jack, which means that it is also a bad choice for those with vision problems.<br /><br />This eReader has the same 6-inch screen size that Amazon’s original Kindle has, but it has the Paperwhite display, which features front lighting that doesn't hurt your eyes. This lighting technology not only makes it easy to read in all light conditions, but it also makes the text look dark and crisp with high contrast on a white background. During our Kindle review, we found the Paperwhite display to be absolutely perfect for reading, and the brilliant look it gives the page is notable.<br />This Kindle eBook reader has an incredible battery life. On average, you get eight weeks of battery life before you need to recharge it. The recharge time is approximately four hours when you charge it via computer with the included USB cable.<br /><br />Like all Kindles, this device has multi-language support and Whispersync. From the settings, you can easily change the main language. Whispersync is an automatic feature, as long as you’ve set up the Paperwhite’s Wi-Fi. It automatically downloads new purchases and updates your bookmarks and notes across all Kindle platforms. Additionally, this model lets you adjust the brightness of the display, making it easy to match the screen lighting to any environment. The Paperwhite display also has a no-glare finish, so daylight reading is no problem.</div><div class="ce_review_text_title"><span itemprop="itemReviewed">Kindle Paperwhite Summary</span>: <br /><div class="rating_wrap" itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-54CUBUMLOeg/VoCbfE8aRsI/AAAAAAAABDY/XxLsByXKf64/s1600/55510-kindle-paperwhite5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-54CUBUMLOeg/VoCbfE8aRsI/AAAAAAAABDY/XxLsByXKf64/s320/55510-kindle-paperwhite5.jpg" width="320" /></a><span itemprop="ratingValue">8.2</span>/<span itemprop="bestRating">10</span></div><div class="rating_wrap" itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"><span itemprop="bestRating">&nbsp;</span> </div></div>The Kindle Paperwhite allows you to kick back and read your favorite book, magazine or newspaper in any light condition with its excellent display. As one of the higher-end Kindle models, the eReader makes it strengths and differences from traditional tablets clear. With strong performance and design abilities, the Paperwhite has the versatility needed to be a stellar dedicated reading device.<br /><br /><b>IN SHORT WE CAN SAY :</b><br /><br />The Kindle Paperwhite allows you to kick back and read your favorite book, magazine or newspaper in any light condition with its excellent display. As one of the higher-end Kindle models, the eReader makes it strengths and differences from traditional tablets clear. With strong performance and design abilities, the Paperwhite has the versatility needed to be a stellar dedicated reading device.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; of course you can buy it in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OQVZDJM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00OQVZDJM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=VRHYQ6TALT7BVBO5" target="_blank">Amazon </a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OQVZDJM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00OQVZDJM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=VRHYQ6TALT7BVBO5" rel="nofollow" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B00OQVZDJM&amp;Format=_SL110_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=androidroad-20" /></a></div><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=androidroad-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00OQVZDJM" height="1" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><br /></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-14016380620394865492015-12-27T09:09:00.000-08:002015-12-27T18:04:16.204-08:00Best hightech MicroSD Cards for your device 2016<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uiDv1uXEFcs/VoCYYc8ZiOI/AAAAAAAABC8/5BSAbJCPODo/s1600/microsd.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="2016-microsdcards" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uiDv1uXEFcs/VoCYYc8ZiOI/AAAAAAAABC8/5BSAbJCPODo/s640/microsd.jpg" title="micro sd card - 2016" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Some smartphones and tablets still use microSD card slots as a way for the user to expand the amount of storage in their device, without charging them extra. There are still a few smartphones left with microSD card slots including the LG G4, HTC One M9 and the Moto X Pure Edition. They come in all sorts of sizes as well. Let’s check out a number of them in this gift guide.</span><br /><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=androidroad-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B017WL4280" height="1" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"></div><h2 class="a-size-medium a-color-null s-inline s-access-title a-text-normal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;,Courier,monospace;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #274e13;">PNY U3 PRO Elite MicroSD Card</span></span></span></h2><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017WL4280/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B017WL4280&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=6XYRFVCQH3TRW6VX" rel="nofollow" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B017WL4280&amp;Format=_SL250_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=androidroad-20" /></a><span style="font-size: large;">Capture the Action and Relive the Moment with PNY U3 PRO Elite microSDXC Card (P-SDU64GU395PRO-GE), with amazing speeds of up to 95MB/s Read / 90MB/s Write for the most extreme and demanding video shooting and conditions.</span><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="color: #274e13;">&nbsp; buy it from Amazon&nbsp;</span> </span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017WL4280/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B017WL4280&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=6XYRFVCQH3TRW6VX" rel="nofollow">PNY U3 PRO Elite MicroSD Card (Up-To 95MB/S Read / 90MB/S Write Speeds),64GB (P-SDUX64U395PRO-GE)</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=androidroad-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B017WL4280" height="1" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NUB3530/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00NUB3530&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=SLACSLQJFTBKS52Y" rel="nofollow" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B00NUB3530&amp;Format=_SL250_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=androidroad-20" /></a><br /><br /><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle" style="font-size: large;">SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I/U3 Micro SDXC Memory Card&nbsp;</span></span><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="color: #274e13;"> </span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: left;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="font-size: small;">The fastest microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I memory cards on the market now come with up to 64GB of storage for uncompromising smartphone, tablet and camera performance. Capture Full HD and 4K Ultra HD videos1 and enjoy transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s so you can shoot like a pro and still experience world-class responsiveness from your phone. Class 10 and UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)2 ratings mean your videos can meet today's highest resolution standards and will look stunning on the latest 4K Ultra HD TV screens and monitors. Generous storage capacity means you won't run out of the memory you need to work, shoot and share.</span></span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; </h1></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;<span style="color: #274e13;">&nbsp; buy it from Amazon&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NUB3530/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00NUB3530&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=SLACSLQJFTBKS52Y" rel="nofollow">SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I/U3 Micro SDXC Memory Card Speeds Up To 95MB/s With 4K Ultra HD Ready-SDSDQXP-064G-G46A</a><img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=androidroad-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00NUB3530" height="1" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014W1ZKX4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B014W1ZKX4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=PAOK75TR3OJIX6XK" rel="nofollow" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B014W1ZKX4&amp;Format=_SL250_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=androidroad-20" /></a><span style="color: #274e13;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">Samsung America Inc. 32GB PRO Class 10 Micro SDHC</span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: black;">Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet with Samsung's PRO 16 GB micro SD Memory Card. This high-performance memory card features extremely fast read speeds of up to 90 MB/s for quick transfer of music, apps, photos, and videos and is UHS-3 enabled for Full HD and 3D video recording. Waterproof, temperature proof, magnet proof, and X-ray proof, this reliable memory card ensures your files remain safe during life's little mishaps. An included SD adapter lets you use the card with your digital camera, laptop, or desktop computer.</span></span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="color: #274e13;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp; <span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;<span style="color: #274e13;">&nbsp; buy it from Amazon&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span> </span></span></h1><img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=androidroad-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B014W1ZKX4" height="1" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014W1ZKX4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B014W1ZKX4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkId=PAOK75TR3OJIX6XK" rel="nofollow">Samsung America Inc. 32GB PRO Class 10 Micro SDHC up to 90MB/s with Adapter (MB-MG32EA/AM)</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=androidroad-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B014W1ZKX4" height="1" style="border: none !important; 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background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">We are often asked whether antivirus apps for Android are necessary, and for good reason. Apple has tried hard to discredit Android as a virus-infested swamp of malware and there have been several high-profile Android security&nbsp;threats. Android has a tarnished reputation for&nbsp;security and viruses. But is this justified? Would Android users benefit from&nbsp;antivirus apps?&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">Not according to Android&nbsp;security chief&nbsp;Adrian Ludwig. Just prior to the Google I/O developer conference earlier this year, Ludwig told reporters: "Do I think the average user on Android needs to install [antivirus apps]? Absolutely not. I don’t think 99 percent plus of users get a benefit from [anti-virus apps]."&nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">Ludwig also claimed that the threat posed by Android malware has been "overstated".</span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">So where does this leave us? If the chief security engineer for Android says it ain't a problem, suggesting antivirus companies are just trying to sell their products, then should we be concerned? Maybe. Security companies and antivirus app developers would respond by saying Google is simply trying to downplay the flaws in its own Play Store. But let's back up a step.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QIY6sZ_dOr4/VmpAAFOMd9I/AAAAAAAABB8/vpIdo66SylA/s1600/antivirus-android-apps.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="231" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QIY6sZ_dOr4/VmpAAFOMd9I/AAAAAAAABB8/vpIdo66SylA/s400/antivirus-android-apps.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></span></span><br /><h2 style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; border: 0px; color: #444444; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 2.4rem; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 3rem; margin: 2rem 0px 1rem; orphans: auto; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">What is Android viruses?</h2><div style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; border: 0px; color: black; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.5; margin: 0px 0px 1.4rem; orphans: auto; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">A virus is a type of malicious software (malware) program, the likes of which have been infecting our PCs for decades. As the Android platform has developed and became more widely used, so too has the number of potential threats to the system. Viruses don't actually infect Android, because they don't self-replicate, but the term gets used nonetheless.</div><div style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; border: 0px; color: black; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.5; margin: 1.4rem 0px; orphans: auto; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">Security reports&nbsp;– usually from antivirus and security companies&nbsp;– regularly tell us that the<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>threats are on the rise. Whether you believe these reports or, like Ludwig, think they're simply trying to scare you into installing an app, it's a good idea to know as much as you can about Android viruses and where they come from.</div><br /><br /><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: black; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span> </span></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-77040634862209846252015-12-09T19:43:00.000-08:002015-12-09T19:51:58.493-08:00Best 4 Smartphone Selfie Stick for 2016 ! <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bKIp7FUXglI/VmjbqgD2lXI/AAAAAAAAA_s/Bz3ABmH4Utw/s1600/91%252BbiRUGZYL._SL1500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bKIp7FUXglI/VmjbqgD2lXI/AAAAAAAAA_s/Bz3ABmH4Utw/s400/91%252BbiRUGZYL._SL1500_.jpg" width="233" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: large;">Selfie sticks are also known as monopods. They are used to help take better photographs. By holding your camera or smartphone at a distance from your body, a selfie stick helps you take shots that have highly visible backgrounds. Selfie sticks are great for taking group selfies or taking snapshots of scenic vistas. Some selfie sticks are simple poles that you use in conjunction with the camera timer on your device. Other selfie sticks models have integrated Bluetooth, allowing you to fire the camera remotely. There are many types of Bluetooth-enabled selfie sticks on the market.</span></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Here are three Bluetooth selfie sticks that will work with Android smartphones or iPhones.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #274e13;">1- <span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">Bluetooth </span><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">Selfie Stick from&nbsp; </span>PV Products</span></b></span></span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Perfectday-Foldable-Extendable-Bluetooth-Shutter/dp/B00ZYYDY5A/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=ICLT422HT7YUKHC6&amp;creativeASIN=B00ZYYDY5A" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" target="_blank"><img alt="amazon-Bluetooth Selfie Stick from PV Products" border="0" height="200" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y0YEw4zVrwk/VmjoDpV0plI/AAAAAAAABAY/ePWjW7y40hc/s200/elfie-stick.jpg" title="Bluetooth Selfie Stick from PV Products" width="200" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Perfectday-Foldable-Extendable-Bluetooth-Shutter/dp/B00ZYYDY5A/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=ICLT422HT7YUKHC6&amp;creativeASIN=B00ZYYDY5A" target="_blank"><br /></a></td></tr></tbody></table><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"></span></span></h1></div><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">New 3rd Generation Self-Timer Stick w built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter, Adjustable Phone Holder for Your Favorite Smart Phone. 5 Great Colors! (Black)</span></span></h1><div class="feature" data-feature-name="featurebullets" id="featurebullets_feature_div"><div class="a-section a-spacing-medium a-spacing-top-small" id="feature-bullets"><ul class="a-vertical a-spacing-none"><li><span class="a-list-item"> The monopod can extend as long as 31.5"</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> Built-in shutter button designed for easy to take continuous shooting and capture any moment</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> Simply turn on the selfie stick and pair it with your phone via Bluetooth to take photos with the accessible handle button.</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> 270 DEGREE ADJUSTABLE HEAD: The mount at the top of the selfie stick can be positioned at any point through a 180 degree arc, allowing you to adjust the position according to the specific shot you are taking.</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> Package includes Monopod Selfie Stick, charging cable, and wrist strap.</span></li></ul></div><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"> </span></span></div><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">This Newest Selfie Stick is just 7-1/2" when collapsed. Easy to tuck away in your purse or backpack. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR FUN! YOU are in control! You can now take crazy photos WITH your friends without the need of an outside stranger snapping the picture! You can also capture spontaneous moments featuring you as the STAR as you appear in beautiful landscapes and breathtaking vistas! Now your entire family can gather around you as you snap your own group selfie!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><u>you can buy it from amazon&nbsp;</u></span></span></h1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;OneJS=1&amp;Operation=GetAdHtml&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;source=ac&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;ad_type=product_link&amp;tracking_id=androidroad-20&amp;marketplace=amazon&amp;region=US&amp;placement=B00ZYYDY5A&amp;asins=B00ZYYDY5A&amp;linkId=ICLT422HT7YUKHC6&amp;show_border=true&amp;link_opens_in_new_window=true" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"><br /></iframe><br /><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"></span></span><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-size: x-small;">2-</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">Bluetooth Selfie Stick - Self-portrait Monopod with cell phone clamp from </span>AbcoTech</span></span></h1><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Selfie-Stick-Self-portrait-built-/dp/B00WGSZ9QO/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=DAPP7JAJ6B3UUTFW&amp;creativeASIN=B00WGSZ9QO" target="_blank"><img alt="Bluetooth Selfie Stick - Self-portrait Monopod with cell phone clamp - Extendable Wireless Stick and built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter" border="0" height="183" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gw-jQyYCzt8/VmjqZaEH7pI/AAAAAAAABAs/latDk5AvliA/s200/selfie-stick-2016.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Bluetooth Selfie Stick - Self-portrait Monopod with cell phone clamp - Extendable Wireless Stick and built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter" width="200" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Selfie-Stick-Self-portrait-built-/dp/B00WGSZ9QO/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=DAPP7JAJ6B3UUTFW&amp;creativeASIN=B00WGSZ9QO" target="_blank"><br /></a></td></tr></tbody></table><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"> </span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle" style="font-size: large;">Bluetooth Selfie Stick - Self-portrait Monopod with cell phone clamp - Extendable Wireless Stick and built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter</span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Do you always miss capturing many special moments just because you hesitate asking the strangers to click pictures for you?</b></span> <br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Do you often travel alone and get in a situation where no one else is around to click a picture for you?</b></span> <br /><span style="font-size: large;">With Abcotech's evolved Selfie Stick design, you will never have to miss any special moment again. 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</span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><u><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">you can buy it from amazon&nbsp;</span></span></u></h1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;OneJS=1&amp;Operation=GetAdHtml&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;source=ac&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;ad_type=product_link&amp;tracking_id=androidroad-20&amp;marketplace=amazon&amp;region=US&amp;placement=B00WGSZ9QO&amp;asins=B00WGSZ9QO&amp;linkId=DAPP7JAJ6B3UUTFW&amp;show_border=true&amp;link_opens_in_new_window=true" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"><br /></iframe><br /><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">&nbsp;3-</span></span><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"> Mpow iSnap X One-piece U-Shape Self-portrait Monopod&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"> </span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"></span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-One-piece-Self-portrait-Extendable-Bluetooth/dp/B00UV3MCK2/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=VSRUBQWQUF2RSLDP&amp;creativeASIN=B00UV3MCK2" target="_blank"><img alt="https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-One-piece-Self-portrait-Extendable-Bluetooth/dp/B00UV3MCK2/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=VSRUBQWQUF2RSLDP&amp;creativeASIN=B00UV3MCK2" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-js5PQHzQj4k/Vmjs6BLHDBI/AAAAAAAABA8/rGd1HaqwZPU/s200/61GD2NhlCmL._SL1000_.jpg" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;</span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: black;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">The Most Popular and Fashion Selfie Stick on Amazon! With built-in Bluetooth remote control &amp; </span><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">great battery, allows you to take a self-photograph or group photos easily with a better photo sight.&nbsp; </span></span></span><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle"> </span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle" style="font-size: large;">Mpow iSnap X One-piece U-Shape Self-portrait Monopod Extendable Selfie Stick with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter for iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S6 S5, Android -Black</span></h1><div class="feature" data-feature-name="featurebullets" id="featurebullets_feature_div"><div class="a-section a-spacing-medium a-spacing-top-small" id="feature-bullets"><ul class="a-vertical a-spacing-none"><li><span class="a-list-item"> Mpow Brand Certified: Top-Brand Bluetooth Accessories for Smartphones.</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> The Most Popular and Fashion Selfie Stick on Amazon! With built-in Bluetooth remote control &amp; great battery, allows you to take a self-photograph or group photos easily with a better photo sight.</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> Simple to Use: Just turn it on, pair it with smart phone via Bluetooth and then Snap. ( 270-degree adjustable head ensure you to find a best &amp; beautiful angle when selfie photographing.)</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> The Most Mini and Comfortable Travel Size in 2015! Only 7.1 inches storing length, foldable &amp; portable design suits for your pocket or bag perfectly. And 31.5 inches maximum length can be compatible with most smartphones size.</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> The extra wrist strap can provide double insurance for the safety of your Mpow iSnap X and your phones. </span></li></ul></div></div><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><u><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">you can buy it from amazon&nbsp;</span></span></u></h1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;OneJS=1&amp;Operation=GetAdHtml&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;source=ac&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;ad_type=product_link&amp;tracking_id=androidroad-20&amp;marketplace=amazon&amp;region=US&amp;placement=B00UV3MCK2&amp;asins=B00UV3MCK2&amp;linkId=VSRUBQWQUF2RSLDP&amp;show_border=true&amp;link_opens_in_new_window=true" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"><br /></iframe><br /><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;4-</span><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">Selfie Stick, Bluetooth Smart from </span>FoxxElectronics</span></span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Monopod-Integrated-Foldable-Photographs/dp/B0121OJXZK/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=androidroad-20&amp;linkCode=w00&amp;linkId=D2RTES67DH5GZPU6&amp;creativeASIN=B0121OJXZK" target="_blank"><img alt="Selfie Stick, Bluetooth Smart Phone Monopod, Integrated Foldable Aid for Taking Photographs with Cell Phone, Extends to 31.5 inches" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LPIOpTmxoU0/VmjvW7IcYsI/AAAAAAAABBI/FrtLsC7RGH0/s200/71xCKsh8g3L._SL1500_.jpg" title="Selfie Stick, Bluetooth Smart Phone Monopod, Integrated Foldable Aid for Taking Photographs with Cell Phone, Extends to 31.5 inches" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;</span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle" style="font-size: large;">Selfie Stick, Bluetooth Smart Phone Monopod, Integrated Foldable Aid for Taking Photographs with Cell Phone, Extends to 31.5 inches</span></h1><div class="feature" data-feature-name="featurebullets" id="featurebullets_feature_div"><div class="a-section a-spacing-medium a-spacing-top-small" id="feature-bullets"><ul class="a-vertical a-spacing-none"><li><span class="a-list-item"> Latest Selfie Stick with Bluetooth for smart phones and cellphones - adjustable phone holder with rubber grips on the clamp for safety!</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> This Bluetooth Monopod in a fashionable black color, with built-in bluetooth remote control &amp; great battery, allows you to take a self-photograph or group photos easily with a better photo sight!</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> Simple and easy to Use: Just turn it on, pair it with smart phone via Bluetooth and then Snap - take your photo!</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> The Perfect Comfortable Travel size Selfie stick, the foldable &amp; portable design allows it to fit inside your bag perfectly. Maximum length it can extend to is 31.5 inches! Folds down to a compact size and can be compatible with most smartphones sizes.</span></li><li><span class="a-list-item"> Safe, stable and reliable clamp with rubber grips to prevent the phone from falling out. Includes a charging cable to charge the battery!</span></li></ul></div></div><div class="feature" data-feature-name="featurebullets" id="featurebullets_feature_div"></div><div class="feature" data-feature-name="featurebullets" id="featurebullets_feature_div"><span style="font-size: large;">A Popular and Fashion Selfie Stick on Amazon, by Foxx Electronics! With built-in Bluetooth remote control &amp; great battery, this monopod allows you to take a self-photograph or group photos easily with a better photo sight. Although it includes instructions on the packaging, this Bluetooth monopod 'selfie stick' is Simple and easy to Use: Just turn it on, pair it with smart phone via Bluetooth and then Snap - take your photo as desired! It is the Perfect Comfortable Travel size Selfie stick, the foldable &amp; portable design allows it to fit inside your bag easily. The maximum length it can extend to is 31.5 inches! Folds down to a compact size and can be compatible with most smartphones sizes. Safe, stable and reliable clamp with rubber grips to prevent the phone from falling out. Includes a charging cable to charge the battery!&nbsp;</span></div><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><u><span style="font-size: large;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">you can buy it from amazon </span></span></u></h1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;OneJS=1&amp;Operation=GetAdHtml&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;source=ac&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;ad_type=product_link&amp;tracking_id=androidroad-20&amp;marketplace=amazon&amp;region=US&amp;placement=B0121OJXZK&amp;asins=B0121OJXZK&amp;linkId=D2RTES67DH5GZPU6&amp;show_border=true&amp;link_opens_in_new_window=true" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"><br /></iframe><br /><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span></span></h1><h1 class="a-size-large a-spacing-none" id="title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #274e13;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">&nbsp;</span></span></span></h1></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-54905903760188247362015-11-24T08:42:00.000-08:002015-11-24T08:42:27.411-08:00General guide to Mobile Security <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/venturebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/citrix.jpg?resize=655%2C491" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="guide to Mobile Security " border="0" height="298" src="https://i0.wp.com/venturebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/citrix.jpg?resize=655%2C491" title="General guide to Mobile Security " width="400" /></a></div><br />As smartphones and tablets become increasingly central to modern life, the amount of personal information routinely stored on them has grown dramatically.<br /><br /> Unlike traditional computers, however, phones and tablets are easily stolen or misplaced. If that happens, your <b>private data</b>— passwords, credit card numbers and addresses — will be freely available to whoever picks up your device.<br /><br /> In this article, we'll discuss the various security threats your smartphone or tablet faces today, as well as the measures you can take to protect your privacy.<br /><br /> We'll also look at how Android and iOS stack up on security, weighing the benefits and downsides of each platform.<br /><br /> <span style="color: #274e13;"><strong>MORE: </strong><strong>How to Keep Your Smartphone or Tablet Secure</strong></span><br /><br /> Before discussing the ways in which you can lock down your Android or iOS device, it would be helpful to know what sort of security risks the modern smartphone faces. <br /> ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, ranks some of <b>the top security risks</b> for smartphones and other mobile devices — and their threat levels — as follows:<br /> <h3><strong>Data leakage resulting from our device loss or theft (high risk) </strong></h3>Unfettered access to your smartphone can be a gold mine for anyone seeking access to your private information. If you lose your device due to forgetfulness or theft, and you haven't locked it down with a PIN or password, your phone's new owner will have access to data including:<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Your email, including any passwords or account information that you've saved<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Your social media accounts, such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Passwords saved in your browser<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Credit card information and passwords saved in apps like Amazon and <u>Google Wallet</u><br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses of your contacts<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Access to secured Wi-Fi networks that you've saved<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Photos and videos saved on the device<br /> <h3><span style="color: #274e13;"><strong>Unintentional disclosure of data (high risk) </strong></span></h3>Developers frequently introduce more features than the average user can keep track of. For instance, you may be unaware that your device is broadcasting your location each time you post a photo using a social media app. <br /> Here are some ways that you might be unintentionally letting the world know where you are:<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you've posted a photo with the location data turned on<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If someone tags you in a photo without your knowledge<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you've "checked into" a specific restaurant or café using a location app<br /> <h3><strong>Attacks on used/abandoned devices (high risk)</strong></h3>If you haven't wiped an old or discarded mobile device properly, the next user can easily access an alarming amount of your personal data. According to ENISA, studies have found that improperly decommissioned mobile devices can yield information such as:<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call history<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Contacts<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Emails<br /> <h3><span style="color: #274e13;"><strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing" target="_blank"><u>Phishing</u></a> attacks (medium risk)</strong></span></h3>Phishing is an insidious form of data collection in which an attacker tries to dupe users into entering personal data, such as passwords and credit card information, by sending them fake messages that appear genuine. <br /> Phishing can appear in a variety of guises:<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fake apps designed to mimic legitimate applications such as "<a href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/17070-angry-birds-botnet.html">Angry Birds</a>"<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Email messages that appear to come from legitimate sources such as banks and other financial institutions<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SMS messages that appear to come from legitimate sources such as your wireless provider<br /> <h3><span style="color: #274e13;"><strong>Spyware attacks (medium risk)</strong></span></h3>If your mobile device becomes infected with spyware— either from a rogue app or a malicious website — the malignant code can send your personal data to a remote server without your knowledge. <br /> Information logged by spyware can include:<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All of the keystrokes made since the spyware was installed<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Names, phone numbers and email addresses of your contacts<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Credit card information entered in the browser<br /> <h3><span style="color: #274e13;"><strong>Network spoofing attacks (medium risk)</strong></span></h3>Hackers occasionally prey on users who have connected to bogus or unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Unless you studiously enter personal information only on websites that use SSL encryption, your data could be at risk of being stolen. <br /> Here are some examples of information you could accidentally disclose:<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Passwords to unencrypted websites<br /> ·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Credit card information sent via an unencrypted website<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.htxt.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Mobile-Security.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="security android mobile and android devices" border="0" src="http://www.htxt.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Mobile-Security.jpg" height="282" title="Everything You Need to Know to secure android devices" width="400" /></a></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-39267296184356673382015-11-18T23:29:00.001-08:002015-12-07T18:34:28.167-08:00 Android performance vs iPhones performance ?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-Geekbench-soc-performance-chart-w782.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="313" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-Geekbench-soc-performance-chart-w782.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>As much as we like to pretend that Android rules all things performance-related in the mobile electronics space, there's no denying that iPhones are silky smooth and have generally good performance. But that could all be about to change with fresh claims stating that both the Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets outperform the Apple A9 chip.<br /><br />The story comes via <a href="http://www.weibo.com/5673255066/D3WYaF6dM?from=page_1005055673255066_profile&amp;wvr=6&amp;mod=weibotime&amp;type=comment#_loginLayer_1447677621538" target="_blank">benchmarking results</a> out of China that show the Samsung-built Exynos 8890 leading the bunch in Geekbench results. The multi-core results put the Exynos 8890 ahead of the deca-core Helio X20 made by MediaTek, followed by Huawei's octa-core Kirin 950 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, with the Apple A9 struggling to keep up.<br /><br /><br /><br />But that's only half the story: if we look at other single-core Geekbench results leaked last week, you can see the Apple A9 outperforms all of its Android competition, taking the top spot.<br />Looking at these results and the fact that the Apple A9 is a dual-core processor, it's clear that&nbsp;each individual core in the A9 is “better” than each individual core in an octa-core or deca-core chip. Core-for-core, the Apple A9 outperforms its Android counterparts, but when you look at multi-core results the Android chipsets naturally leap ahead due to their additional cores. <br /><br /><br />While it may be convenient to say that in a single-core test the Apple A9 is running at half strength compared to one-eighth for the Kirin 950 or one-tenth for the Helio X20, it must be admitted that the clock speed alone of these cores is not responsible for the discrepancy. The Apple A9's cores are clocked at 1.85 GHz compared to the 2.0-2.3 GHz of the Android chipsets.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="All things are relative: the Snapdragon 820 is a 40% improvement over the 810." border="0" height="211" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6991678/image/Qualcomm-Adreno-530-performance-w782.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="All things are relative: the Snapdragon 820 is a 40% improvement over the 810." width="400" /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">All things are relative: the Snapdragon&nbsp;820 is a 40% improvement over the 810.</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Of course, things are much more complicated than this and process nodes and so on come into play as well, but there are two big takeaways from this story: Apple manages to do a lot with very little but that, at least until the iPhone 7 comes out with the Apple A10 chip, Android phones are going to have better high-end performance than their Apple equivalent.<br />How important is high-end performance to you? Do you even pay attention to benchmark results?<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-55255209068480944002015-11-18T23:13:00.000-08:002015-11-18T23:18:27.628-08:00How to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.pocketmeta.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Android-iOS-Contacts.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="transfer-contacts-to -iphone-from-android" border="0" src="http://www.pocketmeta.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Android-iOS-Contacts.png" height="160" title="android-to-iphone-transfer-contacts" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br />One of the barriers between moving from Android to iPhone is the fear of how to transfer all personal data, apps and more.&nbsp;If you’re making the switch to iPhone, we will show you the best and most efficient way to transfer contacts&nbsp;below.&nbsp;<i>This advertorial was written in association with iSkysoft.</i><br /><br /><br /><h2>what the reason to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone?</h2><h2>we live and breathe Android, but there are times when it may be necessary to transfer your contacts to an iPhone. For example, you might wish to find out what the iPhone platform is like so that you can compare. Or you might have damaged your smartphone display&nbsp;and wish to temporarily use an old iPhone instead.</h2>Maybe you just want to take a break from Android, or perhaps you have decided that you wish to use a device which everybody recognizes.&nbsp;If you, for whatever reason, want to jump over to iOS, just follow the tutorial below and you can get all of you contacts moved from Android to iPhone.<br /><h2>&nbsp;to transfer the contacts we need :&nbsp;</h2><h2>1. <a href="http://www.iskysoft.com/phone-transfer.html" target="_blank">Download&nbsp;iSkysoft</a> Phone Transfer&nbsp;on your computer and go through the install wizard to install it.</h2><h2>2. Run&nbsp;iSkysoft Phone Transfer.</h2><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6473479/image/galaxy_note_3_tips/androidpit-iskysoft-review-7-w782.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="iskysoft" border="0" height="267" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6473479/image/galaxy_note_3_tips/androidpit-iskysoft-review-7-w782.png" title="run-iskysoft" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This is what iSkysoft Phone Transfer looks like when you first load it up</td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"></td></tr></tbody></table>3. When the iSkysoft Phone Transfer menu opens (as in the picture above), select "phone to phone&nbsp;transfer".<br />4. Connect the devices which you wish to transfer contacts between (you may need to enable "USB debugging" on your device, but the iSkysoft Phone Transfer software will show you how to do this).<br /><br /><br /><i>&nbsp;<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6473479/image/chromecast/androidpit-iskysoft-contacts-1-w782.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="268" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6473479/image/chromecast/androidpit-iskysoft-contacts-1-w782.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">iSkysoft Phone Transfer is compatible with a huge range of devices</td></tr></tbody></table></i><br /><br /><i>&nbsp;</i>5. Next, untick all of the boxes except "contacts". Your source device should be your Android phone, and the destination device should be the iPhone. If it is not, and the iPhone is on the left of the window instead of the right, hit the "flip" button in the center of the screen before proceeding.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6473479/image/chromecast/androidpit-iskysoft-contacts-2-w782.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="268" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/6473479/image/chromecast/androidpit-iskysoft-contacts-2-w782.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">the source device and destination device are not correctly configured, hit the “flip” button before beginning the transfer.&nbsp;</td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br />6. Click “start transfer” and your contacts will begin to be transferred to the destination device.<br />7. You will be notified when the process is finished and you will now have all of your Android contacts on your iPhone. Simple.<br /><br /><h2>Why&nbsp; iSkysoft for transfering our contacts from Android to iPhone?&nbsp;</h2>iSkysoft Phone Transfer is available for Mac and Windows and provides a one-click solution for transferring not just contacts, but almost all of your Android data to an iPhone. The reason iSkysoft comes so highly recommended is that it provides a number of desirable&nbsp;features – like calendar transfer –&nbsp;at such a competitive price.<br />What's more, the iSkysoft software does not require a jailbroken or rooted device to function; this software&nbsp;works perfectly with locked phones too. Below are some of the key features of iSkysoft Phone Transfer.<br /><br /><ul><li>iSkysoft Phone Transfer can transfer data from Android to iPhone</li><li>One click to transfer</li><li>Transfer contacts</li></ul>As for what kinds of data&nbsp;iSkysoft Phone Transfer&nbsp;can transfer&nbsp;between Android and iPhone, there are a huge number of compatible items which can be&nbsp;moved over.<br /><br /><ul><li>Contacts (name, email address, number, company name, job title)</li><li>Photos (camera roll, photo stream, photo albums)</li><li>Music (album info, artist, lyrics and playlists) </li></ul><br />The thought of losing all of your contacts&nbsp;just because you are switching devices can be a distressing one. Our family and friends are important to us and we need to be able to reach the likes of work colleagues, landlords and clients&nbsp;at a moment's notice.<br /><br /><br />But transferring contacts from Android to iPhone can be a painful process, particularly if you want to do it manually. Writing down each individual contact name, address, email, number and anything else could take several days.<br />You may also consider using&nbsp;some risky third-party software to do this. But there is worry that it will not work, or won't be compatible with your device, or could malfunction and cause you to&nbsp;lose all of your contacts and data.<br /><br /><br /></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-18323035142364253992015-11-18T22:37:00.000-08:002015-12-08T06:44:02.769-08:00How to remove permanently a Facebook account ?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8EIZKmQoPmw/Vmbsqw59dWI/AAAAAAAAA_I/7808PE5Kfb8/s1600/Android-Facebook.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="250" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8EIZKmQoPmw/Vmbsqw59dWI/AAAAAAAAA_I/7808PE5Kfb8/s400/Android-Facebook.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>If the time has come where you've outgrown Facebook or simply posted so many embarrassing photos that it's time for a fresh start, we'll show you how to deactivate your Facebook account in a few minutes. We'll also cover the more permanent solution of deleting your&nbsp;Facebook account for good.<br /><br /><h2> &nbsp;before to delete Facebook </h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTtVReF7qj-gWLkkg8p91v8Qin1_kIKAffSRTp5rFVeYsQvwcal" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTtVReF7qj-gWLkkg8p91v8Qin1_kIKAffSRTp5rFVeYsQvwcal" /></a></div>I'll assume you've thought long and hard about the impact deleting Facebook will have on those with which you primarily communicate through the social platform. In some circles you'll simply cease to exist, so you'll have to figure out all-new ways to know what's going on in your friends' lives and get yourself invited to events. If you're good with this there are just a few things you should do first.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><b>Give&nbsp; fair warning to </b><b>your friends</b><br /><br />Let people know you're planning on leaving. Don't just delete your Facebook account without warning anyone first. Give people time to absorb the impending loss of your digital presence in their lives and let them chase up an email address, phone number or alternative means of knowing what you ate for dinner before you pull the pin.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://ecrimeexpertblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/download-pending-screen2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="234" src="https://ecrimeexpertblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/download-pending-screen2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />To download your Facebook archive, go to Settings &gt; General to find the link <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><b>Save what you can, forget the rest</b><br />Of course, if you're going to set up a fresh Facebook account then you probably only want to tell those people you actually want trying to friend your new account. Next, think about the massive store of data you'll be leaving behind: photos, chats, posts and location data. Try to grab as much of that content as you can before you kill Facebook entirely. Familiarize yourself with the other options: temporarily suspending your account, for example.<br /><br /><b>Note:</b> You actually have two options to get rid of Facebook: you can deactivate your account (meaning it can be reactivated anytime afterward by logging back in, although you will have lost your friends list, photos and interests) and permanently deleting your account&nbsp; First we'll cover deactivating your account, followed by permanently deleting your account.<br /><br /><h2>&nbsp;</h2><h2>methods to deactivate a Facebook account </h2><b>1.</b>&nbsp;If you're committed, grab your phone and launch the Facebook app for the last time. Take a look around, breath in that virtual social air and hit the menu button in the top right-hand corner. It's the white one with three horizontal bars (not the blue one above it with the person next to it).<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-1-w782.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="283" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-1-w782.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Hit the menu button and scroll down to Account Settings<br /><br /><b>2.</b>&nbsp;Scroll down to Account Settings, then Security.<br /><b>3.</b> At the bottom of the Security Settings page you'll see Account &gt; Deactivate. This is what you're looking for. Tap Deactivate.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-2-w782.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Deactivate-facebook" border="0" height="283" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-2-w782.jpg" title="Deactivate-facebook" width="320" /></a></div><br />&nbsp;Tap Security and then Account &gt; Deactivate (at the bottom)<br /><br /><b>4.</b> You'll be prompted to re-enter your password. Do so.<br /><b>5. </b>You'll then be taken to a departure survey asking you to explain why you want to delete your Facebook account. You have to pick something so do so. Facebook will throw some rather desperate attempts at you to convince you to stay (choose “I don't find Facebook useful” and it'll suggest you find more friends on the social network, for example).<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-3-w782.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="283" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-3-w782.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>&nbsp;Enter your password and resist Facebook's attempts to keep you signed up<br /><br /><b>6.</b> Make sure to check the box at the bottom so you don't get follow up emails from Facebook after you delete your Facebook account.<br /><b>7. </b>Tap Deactivate and you'll be required to enter your password one final time. This is the very last step to deactivating your account. Once you tap Deactivate you'll be taken back to the app login screen and your Facebook account will be gone for good.<br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-4-w782.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="283" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/AndroidPIT-delete-Facebook-account-4-w782.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>&nbsp;Opt out of future emails and hit Deactivate. That's it. You're free.<br /><br /><br /><b>8.</b> Now, just uninstall the Facebook app from your Android and enjoy all the spare time you have to actually, you know, talk to your friends in person.<br /><h2>this is how to remove a Facebook account permanently</h2>To permanently delete your Facebook account, meaning it can never be resurrected, you have to specifically request Facebook to do this. The process can take up to 90 days to be completed.<br />In a slightly humorous twist, the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/help/android-app/214376678584711?rdrhc" target="_blank">link</a> provided by Facebook for deleting your account doesn't work, so the link you want is <a href="https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account" target="_blank">this one</a>. For more details on the difference between deactivating and deleting your Facebook account, visit this&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/help/125338004213029" target="_blank">link</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/DeleteFacebookAccount-w782.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="121" src="https://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/4774964/image/Q4-2015/DeleteFacebookAccount-w782.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />&nbsp;Hit Delete My Account and your Facebook life will be over. <br />Have you taken the plunge? How do you feel without Facebook?:)<br /><br /><br /><br /></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-51769054736297067542015-11-02T06:40:00.000-08:002015-11-02T06:40:16.315-08:00All about ' Project Fi ' by Google <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ln-_ySdXJ4I/Vjdx_4JTykI/AAAAAAAAA-k/JtAlOn4UyiQ/s1600/project-fi-by-google.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ln-_ySdXJ4I/Vjdx_4JTykI/AAAAAAAAA-k/JtAlOn4UyiQ/s320/project-fi-by-google.PNG" width="242" /></a></div><br />Are you really an Android enthusiast?, Okay you've likely already heard of Project Fi. amm&nbsp; But that doesn't mean you necessarily know everything about it ! , so we're here to give you the high-level look at this new carrier option from Google company. Namely just what the heck it is, how it works compared to other carriers and maybe a few reasons why you'd want to try it of course.<br />So if you're interested in checking out phone service from Google, be sure to follow along with some of the high points below and get acquainted with Project Fi.<br /><h3>What is Project Fi?</h3>At the highest level, Project Fi is a prepaid phone carrier offering from Google. It works by giving you mobile data service on two mobile networks, which your phone will intelligently switch between — it also uses Wifi to make calls and send texts whenever available. Project Fi is a "prepaid" carrier, meaning you pay up front for your service in the trailing month, which is the opposite of a traditional carrier that bills you after you use the service.<br />Fi is focused on simplified billing. You pay $20 per month for unlimited talk and texting, and a flat rate of $10 per gigabyte of data used. At the start of each month you simply estimate how much data you'll use and pay for that amount — at the end of the month you'll receive either a refund for data you didn't use, or pay a little extra on the next bill for data overages. You'll always pay at the same $10 per gigabyte rate, though, no matter what.<br /><h3>How does it work?</h3>Project Fi works with a special SIM card — and a little software on your phone — that can authenticate you on both T-Mobile and Sprint, and switch between them on the fly based on a variety of factors. Because it can also use Wifi for calls and texts, you can keep using your phone in places where mobile data isn't that great. Extra software called a "Wifi Assistant" will automatically connect your phone to open Wifi access points when you're out of the house, reducing your data usage without any intervention on your part.<br />When you use Project Fi, you also get some of the same features that have made Google Voice popular over the years. You can forward phone calls to your Fi number to any phone you want, as well as view voicemail, make calls and send texts with that number from any device using the Hangouts app.<br />Project Fi also works internationally in 120 countries around the world with no additional cost for data use or texting. You can call at a flat rate to any number while on the cellular networks abroad, or pay much lower rates when calling on Wifi. You can also call back home to the U.S. on Wifi for free. Data used internationally just comes out of your standard $10 per gigabyte bucket, but speeds <i>are</i> limited to 256kbps (double what T-Mobile offers outside of North America).<br /><h3>Why do I want it?</h3>Well, this is really a personal question of whether you actually want to try Project Fi. Chances are if you're reading <i>Android Central</i> you're at least one step closer to being the target audience for the Google-powered carrier, but there are a few other boxes to check that make it the right choice for you.<br />The first limitation is phone choice. Google lets you choose from one of its latest three Nexus phones — the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6 — but those are the <i>only</i> three phones you can use with the service right now. You can request an invite to be part of Project Fi, and when you're selected you'll have either a SIM card for your existing Nexus shipped out or you can buy a new phone right from Google, including with 24 month financing. You can use it for as long or short as you like, and there's no activation fee or service commitment.<br /><br /><br />There are lots of cool features that make Project Fi a good choice, like the simplified billing, included international features and improved network coverage through the use of two carriers and Wifi networks. Each one will have a different amount of draw for different people, though.<br />Project Fi's pricing isn't dramatically lower than other carriers out there, and whether it makes a good choice financially for you depends on your data usage and which features you want. We encourage you to do your pricing research before choosing which carrier is the best.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/faacIELjUeI/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/faacIELjUeI?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-74558713279460680402015-10-17T06:24:00.001-07:002015-10-17T06:48:08.845-07:00How to use Google Maps in offline mode <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jl0tjZ7w4NQ/ViJRdjTp6VI/AAAAAAAAA9w/V1QiMVWhOgk/s1600/offline-maps-g.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-map" border="0" height="266" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jl0tjZ7w4NQ/ViJRdjTp6VI/AAAAAAAAA9w/V1QiMVWhOgk/s400/offline-maps-g.jpg" title="offline-maps" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>&nbsp;navigation and place searches .. other all advanced features require &nbsp;actually your device to be online, but&nbsp;Google Maps&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">does</em>&nbsp;offer you the ability to save one part of the experience for offline use !. It's not the best situation ever and it's not complete-future, but this is how you get&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">some</em>&nbsp;utility out of Google Maps when you happen to be away from a network connection.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It's handy, and it's easy to use. Let's go.</div><h2 style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Extrabld', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 45px; font-stretch: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.1; margin: 60px 0px 25px; max-width: 820px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;access and save offline maps</h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/larger/public/article_images/2015/02/google-maps-offline-screens.jpg?itok=u6ny3Fcm" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-map-offline" border="0" src="http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/larger/public/article_images/2015/02/google-maps-offline-screens.jpg?itok=u6ny3Fcm" title="access-save-offline-google-map" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">So saving a map is pretty simple .. to start, move the map to the location that you want to save for offline use. Then simply touch the&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Search bar</strong>&nbsp;at the top of the app, scroll to the bottom of the interface and tap&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Save map to use offline</strong>. If you searched for a location rather than manually finding the area, tap the bar at the bottom, then the&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">menu button</strong>&nbsp;in the top right corner and tap&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Save offline map</strong>. In either case you'll then be taken back to the area of the map you were previously on, with a new interface.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Move around the map to select the area you want to save — the app will save everything on the map that's in view, and nothing more. You'll notice that there's a limit on the area you are allowed to save — it's enough room to get you an entire city or two, but you won't be saving whole states or regions with this method. Once you've found the area you want to save, tap&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Save</strong>&nbsp;at the bottom of the screen and then fill in a name for the saved area when the dialog box appears.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">To see the state of your offline maps and manage them, swipe in from the left edge of the app and tap&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Your places</strong>&nbsp;at the top of the menu. Scroll down to the bottom and select&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">View all and manage</strong>&nbsp;in the offline maps section. Here you'll see all of your currently-available offline maps, their expiration dates and their size in megabytes. You can tap on any selection to be taken to that saved area, or you can tap the&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">menu</strong>&nbsp;button on the right to rename, update or delete the saved map.</div><h2 style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Extrabld', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 45px; font-stretch: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.1; margin: 60px 0px 25px; max-width: 820px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">All things to know about offline Google maps</h2><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/larger/public/article_images/2015/02/google-maps-offline-screens-1.jpg?itok=lXY7c72N" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="google-map - offline-acce'ss" border="0" src="http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/larger/public/article_images/2015/02/google-maps-offline-screens-1.jpg?itok=lXY7c72N" title="google-map-offline" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">google-map-screenshut</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">After saving maps your app won't act any differently when in normal use with an Internet connection — the only changes come when your phone is without data and you open up the app to find your way. There's very little data savings to be had from saving maps where you live and visit often with a connection, but you<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">can</em>&nbsp;see speed improvements if you regularly have a slow data connection in those areas because there's less to load.</div><div class="devicebox" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-style: solid; border-width: 2px 0px; box-sizing: border-box; float: right; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 19.5px; margin: 0px 0px 20px 20px; max-width: 350px; overflow: auto; padding: 20px 0px 15px; position: relative; vertical-align: baseline; width: 324px;"><h3 style="border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Bold', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 26px; font-stretch: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.9; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; text-transform: uppercase; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;">GOOGLE MAPS&nbsp;</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2015/06/09/b605fa4b-1559-4974-9d8a-135b200cb08f/resize/770x578/eb327c49d9c571bdb12a8e0f2dba9b2c/google-maps-send-to-iphone.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2015/06/09/b605fa4b-1559-4974-9d8a-135b200cb08f/resize/770x578/eb327c49d9c571bdb12a8e0f2dba9b2c/google-maps-send-to-iphone.jpg" /></a></div><div style="border: 0px none; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Th', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 324px;"><br /></div><ul style="border: 0px; counter-reset: step-counter 0; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 324px;"><br /></ul></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 19.5px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The big thing to know about offline Google Maps is that saved areas are automatically cleared after 30 days on your device. Whether it's to make you download refreshed map data each time, to save you some minimal amounts of storage or some other reason, Google just won't budge on this limitation right now. You'll want to consider another mapping app if you need offline navigation.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As we noted at the start of this article, after saving a map you still won't be able to perform step-by-step navigation, search for points of interest or access Street View without an Internet connection. You'll have to use the map the "old school" way and navigate manually.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Also remember that if you're using this feature because you don't have any data connection at all, location services will be very slow to use as well. You'll be able to access the previously-saved map data without a connection, but because your phone often uses cellular networks to help locate you on a map you may be waiting a while for a precise location lock based solely on GPS.</div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-57582166063262555262015-10-08T06:19:00.000-07:002015-10-08T06:19:24.932-07:00 why Android Pay recommend you a Google Payments PIN when making purchases ?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="intro" style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; color: #08b7d7; font-family: 'Vitesse Book', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 26px; font-stretch: inherit; letter-spacing: -0.5px; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">When&nbsp;Android Pay&nbsp;finally arrived to replace the withering on the vine&nbsp;Google Wallet service, everyone rushed to get their cards into the applications. Those who had a -supported- card from a bank that was in partnership with Google company for the launch had a solid experience.. tap your phone, and you paid. Anyone who added an unsupported card faced a new hurdle, having to both use a secure lock screen<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">and</em>&nbsp;enter the "Google Payments PIN" code at the time of payment. One extra tap and interaction with the screen, making Android Pay surprisingly less useful.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">That's confusing, and Google's (lack of) explanation on the topic isn't helping the situation. We're going to explain more what's going on here, why you're being asked to use a PIN code for payments and ultimately what you can do to avoid that.</div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; color: #08b7d6; font-family: 'Vitesse Book', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-stretch: inherit; font-weight: 200; line-height: 32px; margin: 60px 0px 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Google Payments PIN</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1nPcP42ILkw/VhZiKF6idVI/AAAAAAAAA9M/kbEBYZOZxQM/s1600/google-payments-pin-screen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-pay-making-purchases-check-pin" border="0" height="355" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1nPcP42ILkw/VhZiKF6idVI/AAAAAAAAA9M/kbEBYZOZxQM/s400/google-payments-pin-screen.jpg" title="google-pay-serivice" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp; technically&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 27.04px;">Android Pay</span><span style="line-height: 1.352;">only is supposed to allow use of "supported" cards from a select handful of banks, and that's done for good reason. When working in partnership with banks and card issuers Android Pay can be more secure, letting your phone talk directly to the bank for transactions, and more useful, with data for things like reward points and detailed transaction histories. And when you have a card from one of these supported banks (check the&nbsp;</span>latest list from Google here<span style="line-height: 1.352;">) in Android Pay, it's amazingly seamless to make payments. Just unlock your phone, tap the terminal and you just paid.</span></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Confusingly, though, Android Pay actually lets you add&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">unsupported</em>&nbsp;cards to the app as well.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">This is a hold over from the old days of Google Wallet, which had an entirely different system that worked without the cooperation of the banks. With Google Wallet, every time you made a transaction it actually made that purchase with a virtual prepaid debit card from "Bancorp Bank" and then that same amount was subsequently charged to your own bank. It was clunky, less secure and downright confusing to everyone involved — and the most annoying user-facing part of this system is the need for an extra PIN code to make a payment.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As Google Wallet hands the reigns over to Android Pay in this transition of mobile payments, this legacy system of using an unsupported card is actually still baked into Android Pay — though Google isn't exactly promoting it as such. This is partially due to the fact that you can bring previously-used debit and credit cards from Google Wallet into Android Pay, and partially because Android Pay just doesn't support that many banks yet — just 10 at the time of writing.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Whether the ability to add an unsupported card&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">should</em>&nbsp;be there or not, it still is and it leads to a rough experience. When you use an unsupported card in this way with Android Pay, it necessitates having a "Google Payments PIN" number as part of the transaction — unlock your phone, tap the terminal, enter a PIN, tap the terminal again. That's not a great experience, and it gives a terrible view of Android Pay to those who only have unsupported cards in the app.</div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; color: #08b7d6; font-family: 'Vitesse Book', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-stretch: inherit; font-weight: 200; line-height: 32px; margin: 60px 0px 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;Avoid needing a separate Payments PIN</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-md3R8-Ksc5o/VhZrnf7MsCI/AAAAAAAAA9c/YZbUrKGD-FM/s1600/google-payments-pin-screens.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="paymznts-pin-google-wallet" border="0" height="355" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-md3R8-Ksc5o/VhZrnf7MsCI/AAAAAAAAA9c/YZbUrKGD-FM/s400/google-payments-pin-screens.png" title=" Avoid needing a separate Payments PIN" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">This is pretty simple, actually. If you want the absolute best Android Pay experience, which includes not having to enter a PIN, you just have to use a supported card and bank in Android Pay. Google lists all of its supported partners, but you can always tell whether your card is supported by opening up the Android Pay app, tapping the card in question to see its details and looking for the "Change Google Payments PIN" option. If the option is there, the card isn't fully supported. No option? You're good to go.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Most importantly for this whole situation, Google is only allowing you to add unsupported cards to Android Pay for a limited time. Google's&nbsp;own support pages explain&nbsp;it simply — "For a limited time, you'll be able to use some cards with Android Pay that your bank doesn't yet support in the app." We don't know how long that'll be, but we have to say it'd be best to rip this band-aid off early and get it over with. Using Android Pay with a supported card is a&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">great</strong>&nbsp;experience, and everyone should experience it that way.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">If you don't have a supported card right now (or more importantly, when Google flips the switch to turn off unsupported cards), the best thing you can do is encourage your bank to add Android Pay support. Google seems to be aggressively working with banks of all sizes to get support rolled out, but it's a slow process — and if banks see a swell of customers wanting Android Pay support it can help grease the wheels.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the meantime, you can choose to use your unsupported card with the additional PIN, or hold out for full support. Either way, at least you know where to place the blame when you have to make a few extra motions to make an NFC payment with Android Pay.</div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-70866575141531020182015-10-03T21:33:00.000-07:002015-10-03T21:33:44.305-07:00 Microsoft and google end patent dispute over smartphones and Xbox<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bd4v0-c39iE/VhCrzRm9wUI/AAAAAAAAA88/AnZAl8x8C9o/s1600/google-microsoft.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-maicrosoft-2015" border="0" height="216" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bd4v0-c39iE/VhCrzRm9wUI/AAAAAAAAA88/AnZAl8x8C9o/s400/google-microsoft.jpg" title="google+microsoft" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br />Google and Microsoft have agreed to a settlement of sorts in a long-running patent dispute between the two tech giants. In all, the agreement will see around 20 lawsuits dropped in the U.S. and Germany. From <em>Bloomberg:</em><br /> <blockquote> The companies pledged in a statement to work together in other ways related to intellectual property, including development of a royalty-free, video-compression technology to speed downloads, in an initiative that also involves Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. They will also lobby for specific rules on a unified patent system throughout Europe.<br /> </blockquote>This puts to an end a patent fight that has been running since 2010, when Microsoft first accused Google's Android of using some of its patented technologies without paying royalties. Meanwhile, Motorola had been demanding royalties from Microsoft over patents used in the Xbox. This latest move seems to signal that we may be seeing a more concerted effort for more cooperation, rather than litigation, between two of the world's largest tech firms.<br /><br /> Source: Bloomberg news </div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-64776634310983446942015-10-03T20:26:00.001-07:002015-10-03T20:45:32.247-07:00how to take screenshot capture on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge ?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RAsR3zBbCLk/VhCgluGMwyI/AAAAAAAAA8s/XbzczI9fnEA/s1600/screencapture-screenshut-samsung-s6-va-s6-edge.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="samsung-galaxy-s6-screen capture" border="0" height="281" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RAsR3zBbCLk/VhCgluGMwyI/AAAAAAAAA8s/XbzczI9fnEA/s400/screencapture-screenshut-samsung-s6-va-s6-edge.jpg" title="screenshot-s6edge-galaxys6" width="400" /></a></div>In short it Just like earlier Samsung phones, yes ! taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge is simple enough once you know how. So if you're upgrading to Samsung's 2015 flagship from a previous Galaxy phone, chances are you'll be right at home — taking a screenshot works just as it does on the GS5 and earlier handsets.<br /><br />But if you're new to Samsung or Android in general, it's worth recapping this basic function, as there are countless situations where capturing an image of your phone's screen can be useful.<br />Let's take a look at the two main methods.<br /><div style="text-align: center;"></div><br />This is probably the simplest method of taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. Using the physical button shortcut — holding power and home at the same time — will immediately capture what's on your phone's display. This is the same as taking a screenshot on an earlier Samsung phone or an iPhone, only the specific buttons might be in different locations.<br /><br /><br /><ol><li>Get the app or screen that you want to capture ready to go.</li><li>Press and hold the power button and the home button at the same time. It can be a bit of a stretch on these larger phones — particularly on the GS6 edge with its super-thin side bezels — but it works. You'll hear the camera shutter sound fire off, along with a short flashing animation, and that's how you know you're good to go.</li><li>You'll now be able to see the screenshot in the Gallery app, or in Samsung's built-in "My Files" file browser.</li><li>If you need to find the screenshots from a command line or through the Android File Transfer tool, they'll be in /pictures/screenshots.</li></ol><br /><br /></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-7964228124861044722015-09-27T07:56:00.000-07:002015-09-27T07:56:30.710-07:00Overview at the various categories of games on Android Market <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h3>To know&nbsp;<strong>the future of gaming on Android&nbsp;</strong>we’ll need to take a look at the various categories of games found on the Android market.</h3><div><h2>Casual Games</h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xGT8zKPtnxk/VggAqPK-2eI/AAAAAAAAA8A/Xy9oQu9w7V8/s1600/market-games.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xGT8zKPtnxk/VggAqPK-2eI/AAAAAAAAA8A/Xy9oQu9w7V8/s200/market-games.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 120px;"><br /><div class="wp-caption-text" style="text-align: right;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Many of the most popular games on Android fit into the casual games category. These games are addicting, lightweight, and typically require minimal interaction from the user — some are about actually waiting. A large number of these games are puzzle oriented games, with brief and replayable gameplay. Some of the most well-known examples in this category are titles such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush, and Hill Climb Racing.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">There are many reasons these casual games are so successful on Android. The most important reason is that they are designed with the smartphone experience in mind, typically from the ground up. Casual games are usually mentally challenging, rather than technically challenging. They rely on simple touches or slides as their sole means of input, yet they manage to be engaging and still allow you to feel in control. Some of these games excel in that last point, with gaming mechanics that are surprisingly complex and allow for many possibilities despite having just a couple of commands.</div>The lightweight gameplay these casual games offer is another great selling point. These time-killers are the kind that can be played in those spare 5 minutes while you are waiting for the bus, an appointment, or a class to start. The focus here is replayability. The games deliver content in bite-sized pieces, and it’s super simple to try again if you fail. Games that shine in this regard are Super Hexagon and Flappy Bird.<br /><br /><div class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 837px;"><div class="wp-caption-text">When Flappy Bird went down on iOS, people were willing to pay thousands for phones that had it installed. And I still don’t get it.</div></div>Speaking of Flappy Bird, this one in particular is a great example of just how viral these android games can become. Originally developed for iOS, Flappy Bird was brought to Android due to demand. Within a week of being posted to the Google Play store, it became the most downloaded application on Google Play. It was reported the developer of the game was raking in $50,000 per day in its prime. Viral success stories like this drive developers to emulate and also to push the formula. Yes, it <em>does</em> lead to a lot of clones, but it also leads to many innovative ideas.<br /><br /><h2>“Hardcore” Games</h2>Not all games on the Play Store are designed for the casual gamer. There is an ever-increasing influx of games targeted towards a more hardcore gaming experience. These games usually feature advanced 3D graphics that remind us more of console games than a phone’s (certainly not the Snake we loved on our Nokias back then!). The Google Play Store has everything from first person shooters like Dead Trigger 2 to Racing games like Real Racing 3.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sYMn-SL1MRU/VggBDZSrO8I/AAAAAAAAA8I/5BiRx1DVScM/s1600/hardcoreGames-android.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="162" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sYMn-SL1MRU/VggBDZSrO8I/AAAAAAAAA8I/5BiRx1DVScM/s320/hardcoreGames-android.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Why would someone want to play a hardcore game instead of a casual game? Hardcore games offer captivating gameplay that can be extremely immersive. More sophisticated graphics are used for the same reason they are used in console: to enhance realism and immersion. Each generation our phones are performing better at processing graphics, allowing developers the freedom to push the boundaries.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">This boundary-pushing is specifically what attracts users to hardcore Android games. When we get a new phone, we want to show off what it can do. Hardcore games can be a more compelling way to demonstrate the raw power of your brand new flagship phone than an abstract algorithm. Benchmarks are fun, but playing a 3D first person shooter on your phone with decent framerates is far more impressive and informative of actual gaming prowess.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hardcore games also tend to incorporate more advanced multiplayer support into their games. From PvP to co-op modes and leaderboards, there are plenty of opportunities to scratch the competitive itch many gamers have. Many of these aspects can now be added relatively painlessly thanks to Google’s Play Games Services. APIs allow developers to accomplish the multiplayer aspects of their game by utilizing a common framework, these libraries are a good indicator of Google’s commitment to ensuring that Android is a viable gaming platform.</div></div><div><br /></div><div><h2>Experimental Games</h2>Android has also found itself becoming the playground for developers to create concept games that push the boundaries by exploring new technologies and concepts in gaming. These are the types of games that you won’t see on other gaming platforms. The best example of this is Ingress, an augmented reality MMORPG created by Google / Niantic Labs. It sounds like the upcoming Pokemon Go application will be a more modern take on this idea.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--nL4n8v3sKw/VggBxu-cXmI/AAAAAAAAA8Q/suOeuLSAkjQ/s1600/experimental-games-android.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--nL4n8v3sKw/VggBxu-cXmI/AAAAAAAAA8Q/suOeuLSAkjQ/s400/experimental-games-android.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />Another popular venue for these experimental games is in the virtual reality space. Google created Cardboard, an affordable solution to turn just about any Android phone into a virtual reality headset using cheap materials. You can play virtual pong with Proton Pulse. You can experience just how immersive virtual reality is with the creepy Sisters horror game. With consumer VR headsets like the Oculus Rift expected early next year, Android is sure to remain a popular cheap alternative.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VTJzuKvcQWY/VggCbaMK7CI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/CICmpNXyzbY/s1600/exp-gaming.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="android-games-design" border="0" height="156" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VTJzuKvcQWY/VggCbaMK7CI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/CICmpNXyzbY/s400/exp-gaming.PNG" title="hardcore-gaming-android" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Developers are also creating concept games that challenge our assumptions. Monument Valley is a good example of this, with its forced perspective gameplay that manages to surprise and delight you each time you figure out the trick to a new puzzle. The truly unique gameplay this game offers is certainly refreshing.<br /><br /><h2>What’s the next?</h2>Look for increasing hardware specs to continually drive developers to push the envelope and design more graphically impressive games. Google’s Play Games Services will continue to evolve and continue striving to make it easier for developers to create better games. <br />Live broadcasting is one of the latest sensations to hit the gaming scene, and Android has left gamers in the dark so far. No need to fear: YouTube gaming, the brand new video game streaming platform, will be adding Android streaming. Google’s Play Games app will implement this and allow us to livestream our favorite Android games. Will this catch on as much as live streaming PC games has? It’s certainly closing a gap that exists between the two platforms.<br /> <br />With these advances, Android is poised to become one of the most successful gaming platforms. Its success is fueled by the diverse selection of games with lightweight interfaces. As Google continues to support Android game development we are sure to see more innovative games coming in the future. And with the push for Android TV in the living room, we can only expect developers to cater towards console-hybrid mobile gaming experiences much more.One thing is certain – mobile gaming isn’t leaving anytime soon.<br /><br /><h3>Do you game on Android? What kind of games do you play, and where do you see Android gaming going?</h3></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-75227827563815654782015-09-27T07:24:00.000-07:002015-09-27T07:24:09.670-07:00is Android 6.0 Coming October ?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">LOTS to talk about, so let’s get to it! First up, according to&nbsp;</span></span><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; font-size: large; line-height: 22px;">a&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;software update schedule from Canadian wireless carrier TELUS, they believe that &nbsp;</span>Android 6.0 Marshmallow will start rolling out October 5th<span style="background-color: #f9f9f9; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">, which is just over a week from now. Obviously that’s nothing official, but still, nice to know that it might be sooner than we’d hoped</span></span><br /><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;XDA channel talk about all of that and also about&nbsp;</span></span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-size: large; text-align: right;">Unlocking Moto X Pure Voids Warranty! !!!!</span></div><h1 class="yt watch-title-container" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 255); border: 0px; color: #222222; display: table-cell; font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; margin: 0px 0px 13px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: top; width: 610px; word-wrap: break-word;"><span class="watch-title " dir="ltr" id="eow-title" style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial; border-image-outset: initial; border-image-repeat: initial; border-image-slice: initial; border-image-source: initial; border-image-width: initial; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;" title="Android 6.0 Coming October 5th? Unlocking Moto X Pure Voids Warranty!"><span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">enjoy good listenning&nbsp;</span><br /><br /></span></h1><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe width="320" height="266" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uPRGDIOq0AQ/0.jpg" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uPRGDIOq0AQ?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-66238506650230766372015-09-27T07:01:00.000-07:002015-09-27T07:01:52.433-07:00 Root and Android Pay issues explained from Google Security Engineer <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_snAkfQFoQA/Vgf0YKAaqOI/AAAAAAAAA7o/IJ80GqENi-o/s1600/google-android-pay.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="pay-service-google-android" border="0" height="276" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_snAkfQFoQA/Vgf0YKAaqOI/AAAAAAAAA7o/IJ80GqENi-o/s400/google-android-pay.jpg" title="android-pay-google" width="400" /></a></div><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"><span style="color: #666666; font-family: Titillium Web, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><br />Security Engineer for Google out of Mountain View, has joined&nbsp;xda-developers&nbsp;in order to discuss the issues with&nbsp;Android Pay on rooted devices, why it will not work and has confirmed that Google are listening to your feedback. Regarding root access and Android&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"><span style="color: #666666; font-family: Titillium Web, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><br /></span></span></span><div class="dropcap" style="background-color: #f9f9f9; box-sizing: border-box; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 20px;"><a href="http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/android-pay-custom-rom-t3199843/post62981452#post62981452" style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #fc8d8d; text-decoration: none; transition: 0.2s;" target="_blank">&nbsp;he has said this:</a></div><blockquote style="background-color: #f9f9f9; box-sizing: border-box; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin: 20px;"><div style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #9ca2a4; font-size: 24px; font-style: italic; line-height: 32px; margin-bottom: 20px; position: relative;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">” Android users who root their devices are among our most ardent fans and when this group speaks, we listen. A few of us around Google have been listening to threads like this one and we know that you’re disappointed in us. I’m a security engineer who works on Android Pay and so this thread struck me particularly hard. I wanted to reach out to you all and tell you that we hear you.</em></div><div style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #9ca2a4; font-size: 24px; font-style: italic; line-height: 32px; margin-bottom: 20px; position: relative;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">Google is absolutely committed to keeping Android open and that means encouraging developer builds. While the platform can and should continue to thrive as a developer-friendly environment, there are a handful of applications (that are not part of the platform) where we have to ensure that the security model of Android is intact.</em></div><div style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #9ca2a4; font-size: 24px; font-style: italic; line-height: 32px; margin-bottom: 20px; position: relative;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">That “ensuring” is done by Android Pay and even third-party applications through the SafetyNet API. As you all might imagine, when payment credentials and–by proxy–real money are involved, security people like me get extra nervous. I and my counterparts in the payments industry took a long, hard look at how to make sure that Android Pay is running on a device that has a well documented set of API’s and a well understood security model.</em></div><div style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #9ca2a4; font-size: 24px; font-style: italic; line-height: 32px; margin-bottom: 20px; position: relative;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">We concluded that the only way to do this for Android Pay was to ensure that the Android device passes the compatibility test suite–which includes checks for the security model. The earlier Google Wallet tap-and-pay service was structured differently and gave Wallet the ability to independently evaluate the risk of every transaction before payment authorization. In contrast, in Android Pay, we work with payment networks and banks to tokenize your actual card information and only pass this token info to the merchant. The merchant then clears these transactions like traditional card purchases. I know that many of you are experts and power users but it is important to note that we don’t really have a good way to articulate the security nuances of a particular developer device to the entire payments ecosystem or to determine whether you personally might have taken particular countermeasures against attacks–indeed many would not have. “</em>–&nbsp;&nbsp;<a class="bigfusername xda-popup-trigger" href="http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=6957306" id="postmenu_62986319" style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #f85050; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: 0.2s;">jasondclinton_google</a></div></blockquote><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jxVpqZo9jmg/Vgf1H44VxtI/AAAAAAAAA7w/7DehpbitNf0/s1600/googlewallet-pay-with-phone.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-wallet-pay" border="0" height="282" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jxVpqZo9jmg/Vgf1H44VxtI/AAAAAAAAA7w/7DehpbitNf0/s320/googlewallet-pay-with-phone.jpg" title="pay-with-your-phone" width="320" /></a></div><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"><span style="color: #666666; font-family: Titillium Web, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><div style="background-color: #f9f9f9; box-sizing: border-box; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 20px;">Replying to the possibility that this meant that support for rooted device may one day come, Jason stated&nbsp;<em style="box-sizing: border-box;">“I don’t know of any way to currently or in the near future make an assertion that a particular app’s&nbsp;</em>data store<em style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;is secure on a non-CTS compatible device. As such, for now, the answer is “no”</em>” and replying to one user’s statement that if he had to choose between root and Android Pay, they would choose root, Jason gave his sympathies and claimed that he wished it were possible to achieve root functionality without actually rooting. He has also taken feedback regarding placing a warning in the play store stating that the app will not work on rooted devices.</div><div style="background-color: #f9f9f9; box-sizing: border-box; color: #666666; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 20px;">Unfortunately,&nbsp;it has been confirmed that any non-official build will fail to pass SafetyNet due to the system image not being expected. He continued by stating that.<em style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;“One way of thinking about this is that the signature can be used as a proxy for previous CTS passing status. (If we were to scan every file and phone device enumerated by the kernel to infer what environment we are running on, we’d bog down your device for tens of minutes.)&nbsp;</em><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">So, we start with the CTS status inferred by a production image signature and then go about looking for things that don’t look right. This community has identified quite a few of the things that we are looking at, already: presence, of ‘su’, for example.”&nbsp;–&nbsp;jasondclinton_google</em></div><h3 style="background-color: #f9f9f9; box-sizing: border-box; color: #222222; font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif; font-size: 24px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin: 0px 0px 20px;">So there you have it, alas Android Pay is not coming to rooted devices anytime soon, however Google is listening to your feedback and is responding.</h3><div><br /></div><div>all the discussions in the <a href="http://www.xda-developers.com/google-security-engineer-explains-issues-with-root-and-android-pay-in-the-xda-forums/" target="_blank">XGA Furums&nbsp;</a></div><span style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"><span style="color: #666666; font-family: Titillium Web, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><br /></span></span></span></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-2267809899942089102015-09-21T22:49:00.000-07:002015-09-21T22:49:32.190-07:00Google is back to saying 'Coming Soon' On Tap In Android M Preview<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lrJOTEnPcMc/VgDrl4tDnqI/AAAAAAAAA7Y/BCyNjuV5J_A/s1600/Google%2BNow%2B%2BIs%2BBack%2BTo%2BSaying%2B%2527Coming%2BSoon%2527.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Tap In Android M Preview" border="0" height="156" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lrJOTEnPcMc/VgDrl4tDnqI/AAAAAAAAA7Y/BCyNjuV5J_A/s400/Google%2BNow%2B%2BIs%2BBack%2BTo%2BSaying%2B%2527Coming%2BSoon%2527.PNG" title="Tap In Android M Preview" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #222222; font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 25.5px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 20px;">If you've been following the Google Now On Tap saga in recent days, you'll be happy to know we've come full circle. A new version of the Google app last week&nbsp;enabled On Tap for the third&nbsp;dev preview, but it stopped working soon after. Now it's back to displaying a cheerful "coming soon" message. Why do you taunt us, Google?</div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #222222; font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 25.5px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 20px;"><span id="more-337419" style="box-sizing: border-box;"></span></div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #222222; font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 25.5px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 20px;">It seems like Google didn't intend for On Tap to be publicly available last week at all. Perhaps it was accidentally enabled in the Google app APK we got our hands on. What we saw of On Tap definitely didn't feel done. It missed a lot of easy things and lacked some of the features Google demoed at I/O.</div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #222222; font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 25.5px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 20px;">When Google killed it, the On Tap gesture would simply return a server error message. Clearly a hasty fix to stop us from prying. Now it says, "Now On Tap is coming soon! Stay tuned..." We are, Google. Let's do this.</div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-22452152684347260262015-09-21T11:02:00.000-07:002015-12-07T18:26:15.396-08:00 to help fund European migrant and refugee relief Google will match your donations<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pe8hdCKTPtk/VgBF1jfOEbI/AAAAAAAAA7I/P2CTP8NGopc/s1600/europe-google-migrant.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-donate-imagration" border="0" height="238" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pe8hdCKTPtk/VgBF1jfOEbI/AAAAAAAAA7I/P2CTP8NGopc/s400/europe-google-migrant.jpg" title="imagrant-google-donation" width="400" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /><br /><br />It's hard not to be in the loop regarding the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe, but Google is preparing to do what it can to aid those currently on the field. The company is asking everyone and anyone to donate to its fundraiser, which will be shared between four front-line charities. What's more is Google will match your donations at a rate of 1:1, meaning the company will match every penny you donate.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The goal is to reach $10 million globally, and this will be after Google has already donated more than $1 million to support groups tasked with aiding those in need. The four charities who will benefit from this scheme are Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Google will also cover processing fees, ensuring every dollar is spent on those who require it.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Hit the link below to give what you can, as well as reading up more information as to what Google is doing to help.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://onetoday.google.com/page/refugeerelief/" style="background: transparent; border: 0px none; color: #0074bd; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Google</a></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-92034811421764779422015-09-16T10:38:00.000-07:002015-09-16T10:38:49.056-07:00What is rooting? why would I want to root my phone?<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3wqoJoiHe90/VfmmSfs725I/AAAAAAAAA64/oIeRErnlieQ/s1600/Android-ROOT-.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="android rooting - super user" border="0" height="169" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3wqoJoiHe90/VfmmSfs725I/AAAAAAAAA64/oIeRErnlieQ/s320/Android-ROOT-.png" title="what is root android " width="320" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br />Rooting your &nbsp;device(android) involves adding in a small Linux application called “<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">su</em>”.&nbsp; It stands for SuperUser, it allows applications and commands to run with elevated permissions. ! Everything that runs code, whether it’s an app or the user, has a permission level set by the operating system.&nbsp;</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Why exactly Linux os ?&nbsp; Well , &nbsp;the Linux kernel is the base of android Os.&nbsp; You'll hear a lot of conferences these days about the Linux kernel , but all you really need to know is that it's what is interfacing Android to your hardware, and ultimately has complete control.&nbsp; When you stray outside the "normal" way of using Android and start entering commands directly, the kernel is who you're talking to.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The root user is&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">the</strong></em>&nbsp;boss controler and he can do anything (good or bad of cource) on the device.&nbsp; From simple things like&nbsp;clearing the cache from core applications, to more advanced things like wirelessly&nbsp;tethering&nbsp;a laptop or iPod touch through your device, root also &nbsp;can do it.&nbsp; The su program is a sort of gateway that lets apps or normal users act as root while doing tasks and operations.&nbsp; If you’re the curious type (I think that ;) ) here’s a more in-depth review of root as used in a Linux system by the&nbsp;Linux InfoProject&nbsp;.</div><h2 style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Extrabld', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 45px; font-stretch: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.1; margin: 60px 0px 25px; max-width: 820px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;why would I want to root my phone?</strong></h2><div class="rteleft" style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Great question!&nbsp; Maybe you do not.&nbsp; Everything in a Linux &nbsp;operating system is a &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 24.336px;">treated as a file or file !</span><span style="line-height: 1.352;">. Since Android runs on top of LinuxOS, it acts the same way.&nbsp; Most of the files you will need to access or change are available to you without having elevated permissions thats what called open source.&nbsp; "</span><strong style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Most</strong><span style="line-height: 1.352;">" being the key term here.&nbsp; When you want to do things &nbsp;change some of the core software of your device -- <u>like </u></span><u>updating your phone</u><span style="line-height: 1.352;">, or adding a&nbsp;</span>new piece of software from another devices<span style="line-height: 1.352;">&nbsp;-- All of that you'll have to do it as root.&nbsp; Dream and Magic users have been running Eclair on their phones for a good while now, and it’s because they have rooted their device.&nbsp; Rooting your device also gives you access to some handy software that you couldn’t use otherwise.&nbsp; Things like a complete system backup or&nbsp;</span>ad <u>blocking applications</u><span style="line-height: 1.352;">&nbsp;require you to root your device.&nbsp; Do not given the root your phone just for the sake of rooting your phone, but if you come across something you feel you could use or would like to have, then consider it.&nbsp; You'll find that the open source community is usually pretty more helpful and encouraging new biginners people to do new things is common issue!.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="rteleft" style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="line-height: 1.352;"><br /></span></div><div class="rteleft" style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="line-height: 1.352;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-12089192426077096862015-09-16T09:42:00.000-07:002015-09-16T09:42:03.917-07:00 Super-Voice' technology VoLTE '4G for better network coverage from The Three UK wireless network<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;<br />Three UK&nbsp;wireless network company started rolling out the VoLTE technology to its customers. TUWN is the first &nbsp;carrier in UK to support VoLTE, which it calls "4G Super-Voice".</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WmkNHtS1d_U/VfmbH5uE7ZI/AAAAAAAAA6o/JP4w1dlVJeU/s1600/4G-super-voice.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="thrree-wirless-uk" border="0" height="165" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WmkNHtS1d_U/VfmbH5uE7ZI/AAAAAAAAA6o/JP4w1dlVJeU/s320/4G-super-voice.png" title="super-voice-technology" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Uk compnay says:</div><blockquote style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; box-sizing: border-box; color: #888888; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.3; margin: 30px 0px; padding: 0px 30px 0px 50px; position: relative; quotes: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><div style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.352; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"Based on a roll-out of low frequency 800 MHz spectrum it allows a mobile signal to travel much further into buildings and extends its reach to more rural areas, removing many of the current coverage 'blackspots' across the country. Customers will be able to make calls, send texts and get online in places that previously had poor or no signal. 4G Super-Voice is made possible by the addition of the low frequency spectrum to the Three network, that will enable its 4G network to carry voice calls using VoLTE technology as well as texts and data.</div></blockquote><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">VoLTE "4G Super-Voice" technology already covers 50 percent of the UK population for indoor coverage and will be available to 5.5 million TUWN customers by 2017.</div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-30293242910012031862015-09-16T04:49:00.000-07:002015-09-16T04:52:18.496-07:00facebook: 'dislike' button coming soon<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SHsbhDKT5H0/VflWz3N0liI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/S75QkDOe6Uw/s1600/facebook%2Bdislike%2Bbutton.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="fb,dislike,button" border="0" height="110" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SHsbhDKT5H0/VflWz3N0liI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/S75QkDOe6Uw/s200/facebook%2Bdislike%2Bbutton.jpg" title="facebook,dislike,button" width="200" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br />For a long time&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 24.336px;">users have debated ,</span><span style="line-height: 1.352;">whether or not the social networking service should have a "dislike" button alongside its famous "like" feature.. Now there's word direct from CEO Zuck - Facebook , "dislike" button is not only in the works, but it closer to a launch than you might think.</span></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">the CNBC</em>&nbsp;reports that during an online Q&amp;A session,Mark Zuck had this to say about a "dislike" button for Facebook:</div><blockquote style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; box-sizing: border-box; color: #888888; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.3; margin: 30px 0px; padding: 0px 30px 0px 50px; position: relative; quotes: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><div style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.352; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"People have asked about the 'dislike' button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it," he said.</div></blockquote><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">MArk Zuckerberg said : didn't want such a button to be similar to the "downvote" post feature that's used on some sites like Reddit:</div><blockquote style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; box-sizing: border-box; color: #888888; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.3; margin: 30px 0px; padding: 0px 30px 0px 50px; position: relative; quotes: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><div style="border: 0px none; font-family: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.352; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Instead, Zuckerberg said, the new feature will allow people to "express empathy" with their Facebook friends, explaining what many users of the social media platform already knew: "If you are sharing something that is sad...then it may not feel comfortable to 'like' that post."</div></blockquote><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px none; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Regular', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.352; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Zuck Mark &nbsp;did not offer a specific time table for when or how the "dislike" button would be tested on our Facebook.</div></div>:)noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-70908620260207193252015-09-08T21:14:00.000-07:002015-09-08T21:14:15.119-07:00 Every month Nexus devices receive security updates<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HLD7Ij9cPUQ/Ve-xngQ3RhI/AAAAAAAAA6I/dD7WzUQWsZ0/s1600/Android-Security-Nexus.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google-nexus-secure" border="0" height="306" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HLD7Ij9cPUQ/Ve-xngQ3RhI/AAAAAAAAA6I/dD7WzUQWsZ0/s640/Android-Security-Nexus.jpg" title="nexus-security-2015" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />All Nexus devices will &nbsp;receive now &nbsp; every month all important security updates officially from Google, in addition to their usual platform updates. &nbsp;it Starting now with the release of the Stagefright exploit fix, Google company will be pushing out security updates, and notifying its partners on a monthly basis. Samsung &nbsp;has also already committed to fast tracking security updates with monthly fixes.<br />With Google's existing security measures, less than 0.15 % of devices that installed apps from Google Play store installed any type of harmful app. Security is extremely important, and the monthly updates is yet another way that Google will help keep its users more safe.<br /><blockquote>&nbsp;devices of Nexus have always been among the first Android devices to receive platform and security updates. From this week on, all Nexus devices will receive regular OTA updates all month focused on security, and also to the usual platform updates.</blockquote>it still (google)committed to supporting Nexus devices with &nbsp;updates for two 2 years, and security patches for three years, or 18 months from the last date of sale in the Google Store.</div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-13591028283510156002015-09-08T20:36:00.000-07:002015-12-07T18:27:13.547-08:0021% of Active Android devices installing lollipop <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uLdmeFl7s88/Ve-nnaRR5cI/AAAAAAAAA54/rjfWhbQup1Q/s1600/ndroid-lollipop.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="google" border="0" height="332" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uLdmeFl7s88/Ve-nnaRR5cI/AAAAAAAAA54/rjfWhbQup1Q/s640/ndroid-lollipop.PNG" title="android Lollipop" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html" target="_blank">Google</a> has &nbsp;released an new update on the distribution numbers for each version of Android, with the version of android&nbsp;Lollipop making a jump of nearly 3 percent. The new numbers show that Lollipop is installed on 21 percent of all active Android devices, the jump is makung &nbsp;from 18.1 percent last month. KitKat took a small dive, back down to 39.2 percent like it was back in June, and Jelly Bean is down to 31.8 percent from 33.6 in August. !</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;Ice Cream Sandwich sits at 3.7 percent, down from 4.1, Gingerbread dropped 50% again down to 4.1, and &nbsp;Froyo is at 0.2 %, down from 0.3. Good to see the Lollipop adoption continue to grow ahead of the Marshmallow release.</span><br /><br /></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8756730085924780487.post-17695010046912837322015-09-08T08:21:00.000-07:002015-09-08T08:21:08.595-07:00Famous Libraries and Frameworks for Your Hybrid Apps<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G_Cnx7GBTHo/Ve78ZHEv1MI/AAAAAAAAA5o/iAibYV2keGM/s1600/framworks-phones.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="182" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G_Cnx7GBTHo/Ve78ZHEv1MI/AAAAAAAAA5o/iAibYV2keGM/s400/framworks-phones.jpeg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">You can find many different JavaScript libraries tailored for mobile applications. It is<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">ultimately your choice to pick ones that are suitable for your needs. If you are using<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">open source software, ensure that the software license is aligned with your company’s<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">third-party software policies. We prefer the following libraries and frameworks for<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">flexibility and licensing.</span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br /><span style="font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;">Backbone.js for MVC Framework<br /><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Backbone.js <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">helps us organize our code into manageable sections, namely models,<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">collections, and views. It is a lightweight library that provides structure to single-page<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">applications using a hashtag and exclamation mark (#!) together in the URL location<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">for its routing (HTML5 <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">pushstate <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">is also available). It uses JSON format for its models<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">and collections excessively without tying the data to the DOM. One of the most useful<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">features is that the models in collections can be bound to UI views (HTML) and auto‐<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">matically updated as data changes.<br /><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Backbone.js <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">has become a very popular JavaScript framework for web and mobile<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">applications. You can download this library from the <span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://backbonejs.org/" target="_blank">Backbone website<span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;">.</span></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular;"><br /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;">Underscore.js for Utility Support<br /><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Underscore.js <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides support for the usual<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">functional suspects (each, map, reduce, filter…) without extending any core JavaScript<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">objects. Additionally <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Underscore.js <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">has a powerful feature that can compile JavaScript<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">templates into functions that can be evaluated for rendering. While there are many<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">JavaScript templating engines available, we will use <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Underscore..</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">The <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Underscore.js <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">library also offers 80-odd handy<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">functions that enhance <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Backbone.js<span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">.</span><br style="orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; widows: 2;" /></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">You can download this library and access documentation from <span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://underscorejs.org/" target="_blank">Underscore website</a></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;">iScroll.js for scrolling<br /><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll.js <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">is a must-have library that enables scrolling the view using JavaScript. This<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">library was developed to accommodate the limitations of the mobile WebKit, which<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">does not provide a native and cross-device way to scroll content inside a fixed width/<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">height element.<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">You can obtain the <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">library from the <span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll 4 website<span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;">. You may also follow the<br /><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">5 beta group at the <span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll 5 group website<span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;">. To use <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll.js<span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">, list items need<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">to be appended to an <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">container element.<br /><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;div </b><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">id=<span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;">"wrapper" <span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;div </b><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">id=<span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;">"scroller" <span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;ul </b><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">id=<span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;">"thelist" <span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;li&gt;</b><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">row 1<span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/li&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;li&gt;</b><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">row 2<span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/li&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;li&gt;</b><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">row 3<span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/li&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;li&gt;</b><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">row 4<span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/li&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/ul&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/div&gt;</b><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><b>&lt;/div&gt;</b><br /><span style="color: #006699; font-size: 8pt;"><b>var </b><span style="color: #000088; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">myScroll <span style="color: #555555; font-size: 8pt;">= <span style="color: #006699; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><b>new </b><span style="color: #000088; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;">iScroll<span style="color: black; font-size: 8pt;">(<span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;">'wrapper' <span style="color: black; font-size: 8pt;">);</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #006699; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #000088; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #555555; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #006699; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #000088; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 8pt;"><br /><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;">iScroll Caveats<br /><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">Since a list needs to be prepopulated, you may experience performance issues when you<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">render a large amount of list items, such as 1,000 rows in a roster. Of course, you can<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">use pagination to break down the content into multiple views, however, there are cases<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">where you want to list all of your content within the same view.<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ideally, <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">iScroll <span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">should allow us to append items to the DOM progressively as you scroll,<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">which is currently not supported. One approach to overcome this limitation would be</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">to progressively load the content into scrolling area using <span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">setTimeout(func, delay)<span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;">.<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This way we can load an initial set of items into the view to give the illusion that the<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">content is loaded fast enough to view, thereafter, we can append the rest of the elements<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">to the scrolling container as the user starts scrolling.<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This method works fine for a relatively small list of items in the list view. The ideal<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">solution would be appending the list items to the scrolling view one by one dynamically<br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">as you scroll. This optimization technique would offer a better user experience .</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><br /></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span></div><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span></span></span></div><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #cc3300; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: #330099; font-family: UbuntuMono-Bold; font-size: 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #990000; font-family: MinionPro-Regular;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="orphans: auto; widows: 1;"><span style="color: #990000; font-family: MinionPro-Regular;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br /></span></span></div><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #990000; font-size: 10pt;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></span></span></div><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: MyriadPro-SemiboldCond; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: UbuntuMono-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: MinionPro-Regular; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></span></span></span></span></span><span style="color: #231f20; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div>:)noreply@blogger.com0