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Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone unveiled

Android’s co-founder Andy Rubin just launched his own smartphone called Essential and a home speaker device as well. Andy Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions of Android devices around the world. Now he has two gadgets of his own: the Essential Phone and the Essential Home. The phone’s display fills most of the front, save for a camera cutout, slim bezels and a small chin at the bottom. The almost full-screen display echoes a design popularized earlier this year by Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 handset and soon to be followed by Apple Inc. with a revamped iPhone. The Essential Home is a puck-sized, voice-activated gadget that can control appliances and provide reminders. Essential is part of…

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Control your Android smartphone using Eva Facial Mouse

What makes Android platform unique are the various applications available as extensions to power its functionalities. What if you are told that you can use facial gestures to control your Android devices without needing to touch it? Well, this app is actually designed for those with some kind of disabilities or lazy people but you can still play around with it.   EVA Facial Mouse allows the user to control an Android device by tracking the face. Based on the movement of the face captured through the front camera, the app allows the user to control a pointer on the screen (i.e., like a mouse), which provides direct access to most elements of the user interface. In order words, it…

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getbarter.co virtual cards gets an upgrade to physical and visa cards

I want to believe by now some of you should have gotten your Barter Virtual Card in Nigeria. It makes shopping online easier. If you haven’t created an account for yourself, you can simply do that here. No need of begging someone to help you order smartphones from AliExpress or Gearbest because of naira limitation when you can easily do that by yourself with barter virtual master card without any hassle. There have been lots of update from barter and I’m glad they listened to their users. Yes! Barter is getting an upgrade, Physical cards, and barter Visa cards. Barter is currently upgrading their site to allow users order and pick up physical cards at airports in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and…

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Judy, an Android malware infects up to 36.5 m users

A new malware named ‘Judy’ has found in over 41 apps on the Google Play Store, infecting over 36.5 million users. (Image via CheckPoint Research) A new malware named ‘Judy’ has found in over 41 apps on the Google Play Store, and it has infected between 8.5 million to 36.5 million users. This is according to a report from security research firm Check Point, which discovered the malware and alerted Google. The search giant has started removing these infected apps from the Play Store. However, ‘Judy Malware’ infected apps have managed to research over 4.5 million to 18.5 million downloads on the Google Play Store. According to a blog post by Check Point, Judy Malware is “auto-clicking adware,” and the…

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5 Ways of gaining more free memory on Android Smartphones

The more you use your phone on a daily base, the more space it consumes despite the facts that Android nowadays comes with a decent memory space. The most annoying thing I bet any Android user can ever experience either when you want to update your app or download a file and you get ‘insufficient memory’ or ‘Android internal memory is full’. It can be so frustrating.   But there is always a way out. The guides below will put you through on how to get more space on your Android device. 1.Clear Old Downloads: Every time you download a PDF or other document from the web it is stored in your Downloads folder, but the chances are you probably…

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Microsoft intends to sava data in DNA – company’s computer architects

Microsoft is planning to start storing its data on strands of DNA within the next few years, the company’s computer architects have revealed.Microsoft expects to have an operational storage system using DNA within a data centre by the end of the decade, according to a report in MIT Technology Review. Currently, one of the best and cheapest ways to store a lot of information in a small space is magnetic tape which is rugged enough to hold information for up to 30 years. But as the data generation has reached an exploding stage, even magnetic tapes seem to be of little use. Therefore, Microsoft computer architects are considering a biological material such as DNA to be an odd choice for…

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“Life is easier on iPhone” – Apple says as they ditch android

Some Android users have been bragging about the simplicity of Android OS over iOS but Apple wants to prove you wrong. Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS. Apple is trying to lure Android users to ditch their Android device into the dustbin and get a branded iPhone device. Apple is actually bragging about the fact that iPhones are very fast considering their custom chipsets, great cameras (iPhone 2MP camera outshine some Android 16MP camera px), offer enhanced privacy and security and generally, iOS is simple to use.   Apple mentioned that “Life is easier on iPhone. And that starts as soon…

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Best Kodi Add-ons For May 2017

This is not the first time you are hearing about Kodi but if you’re a fan of sports, movies or box sets, you’re going to love Kodi. Basically, Kodi is a compact streaming app that lets you watch pretty much anything, whether it’s something you’ve already got locally stored on a hard disk or something you want to watch from the internet. Kodi – or XBMC  has been updated. Here are my Top best Kodi Addons for May 2017.   Top 10 Addons for Kodi 1.Exodus is one of the most popular and love add-ons for Kodi because it gives you fresh content and regular updates, it is hard for any other Kodi add-on to compete with Exodus now. You…

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WhatsApp lets you Pin Chats on Android

WhatsApp has finally introduced the new pin chats feature for all Android users. The feature was earlier this month rolled out to Android beta users. The pin chat feature in WhatsApp allows users to pin favorite chats on top of the Chats tab. With the new feature, WhatsApp users can pin up to three contacts on top of rest of the conversations. One of the biggest highlights of the new Pin feature is that once you pin a chat, it will remain on the top of your chat list, irrespective of your dialogue or conversation timings with the individual or group concerned. Users will be able to see any new chats or conversations following the pinned chats. How to Pin…

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Download WanaKey, Ransomware Decryption Tool here

With reference to the global attack of malware called Ransomware that has affected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations since its attack on computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system last Friday. You’ll remember that WannaCry ransomware crypto worm encrypts data and demands ransom payments from the infected computers in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. But no need to pay any ransom anymore as security experts released a decryption tool called WanaKiwi. WanaKiwi is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, and Server 2008, and can run using the command prompt. If your system is affected by Ransomware, follow the below link to download the decryption toolkit. Wanakey Download? You can download it here with the guides on how to…

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Here’s Samsung’s First Dual Camera smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was earlier tipped to be the first Samsung phone to feature a dual-camera setup, new leaks suggest that company’s C10 smartphone might leapfrog and take the honor. New leaked images of Samsung Galaxy C10 not only suggest that the phone will feature a dual camera setup but also that it will be the first smartphone from the South Korean company to have this camera configuration. see also: Nokia 9 Android with dual rear camera – leaked video The leak, as you can see in the image above, focuses only on a small portion of the device’s back, revealing things like rose gold color, antenna bands, dual-LED flash, and power/lock key. It might likely come with Snapdragon 660…

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Quick Fixes If Your Laptop computer Or Netbook Falls on the Floor

If your laptop computer or netbook has actually fallen on the floor, you wish to read this short article very carefully. It includes instructions and also aid to obtain you back on your feet as well as have your laptop functioning once more, if whatsoever possible. I have included the most regularly reported laptop and netbook conditions after they landed on the floor. If your laptop or netbook is revealing any one of these signs, you could find a remedy below.     The majority of the options are DIY, do it yourself, solutions. Some will call for an expert help and with other, the laptop computer or netbook replacement is one of the most economical options. Signs and symptoms…