Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Apple iPhone X Review: The Best Yet!

This is iphone 10 and it's my favorite iphone ever by far and there's no doubt that in the history of iphones this thing is iconic, it's more modern, it finally feels like a new iphone that's a big part of why I like it so much, but that's also the source for a few sore spots, there's a learning curve to this phone unlike any other iPhone.
Apple iPhone X Review

Every other iPhone ever has just been home button, rectangle screen, rounded corners, pretty much the same thing, you know what you're getting yourself into, you know exactly how to use it and if there's going to be one big new feature every year it takes you two seconds to learn it and you're good, iPhone 10 is different with this phone there's maybe three or four big fundamental changes to the way you use the phone.

It's very clearly still an iPhone you still mostly know how to use it, but there's a couple things that are different that you'll have to get used to, so on the outside is the shape we're used to the rectangle with rounded corners, but this is the first time the display itself actually has curved corners and it's pushed right up to the edges of the phone and it pushes everything to the corners and keeps all the front-facing sensors in the notch, the forsaken notch at the top it's actually not that big of a deal.

Just holding the iPhone 10 though it feels great, I think it's an awesome size, but if there were a bigger iPhone 10 plus I would totally get that, right now despite the larger display the 10 is definitely closer to feeling like an iPhone 8 than 8 plus, it still feels like a smaller phone compared to the others I've used and also thanks to the stainless steel sides it's definitely slippery and it's definitely going to slide out of your pocket at least once it happens to the best of them and it's crazy the silver it's so shiny and honestly we all know your phone is never going to look as good as it does fresh out the box unlike the more matte finish of the previous iPhone, I'm not convinced this super shiny finish on the iPhone rails is going to last like this we've seen this before in other products it definitely gets chipped and scratched, but D-brands got something new for the 10 “The Grip” so like the name implies this thing is supposed to be the best way to grip your phone.

Overall the iPhone 10 is a pretty complete hardware package as you'd expect from a thousand-dollar smartphone, the speaker's even though they aren't front-facing are still pretty good,
  • It’s water-resistant which gives you some nice peace of mind
  • It has wireless charging, 
  • It has no headphone jack 

It is now officially the most breakable iPhone ever thanks to having glass on the back.

The one part of the hardware of this phone I actually really don't like is the camera bump, but not just for the usual reason like rocking on a table I've just kind of accepted that at this point but because of the new orientation a couple times I've noticed it's easy to accidentally get your finger in the photo or video you're taking just because it's all up in the corner it might take a couple days to get used to that and stop getting your finger and the corner of your shots.
iPhone X camera bumps

What's really become the signature feature of the iPhone 10 is on the front and it is the notch up at the top of the display.

Apple have come up with the opposite solution which is “embrace the notch” so in all their software and all the software they'll promote is apps that wrap right around that notch and fill up the whole display, that's what an optimized iPhone 10 app looks like and since this is a taller aspect ratio apps will have to get updated to do this, developers will have to get on their horse and actually put in the work and update their apps to get them to fill up the display.

The only time I really think about the notch is when I'm watching videos, yes it gets kind of awkward here because when you're watching videos fullscreen the notch will cut off some of the display some of what you're trying to watch, so if you want to avoid that you can actually double tap and it'll bring in the video you're watching on this OLED display now you have some more bezels, but at this point now the video you're watching is so small you might as well not be watching it on a bigger screen it feels like the same size as the iPhone 8, so this whole thing is the main reason why I would actually want a plus size iPhone 10, as for the rest of the display it's great, Apple calls it a super Retina display, I just call it their first OLED in a smart phone ever finally and it's it's pretty awesome it's a 5.8 inch panel, high pixel density, it supports the p3 color gamut, HDR, it has true tone, it doesn't get as bright and saturated as Samsung's like note 8 and s8 displays, but it is still bright enough not too cartoonish with the colors, has a small blue shift when you tilt it off axis but so do many other OLEDs to varying degrees and it still has 3d touch although I pretty much stopped using that completely except for lock screen controls that I wish I could change, so the screen is awesome and it's a big part of why this phone looks so good from so many angles.

Of course, when you go to a full screen display like this you lose the home button, so that's why iPhone 10 replaces that home button with whole bunch of gestures this is the biggest learning curve of any iPhone ever, but it's still not that bad.

You swipe up from that bar at the bottom of the screen at any time to go home now anytime you see that bar it represents the home and whatever app you're in will close itself just like any other iPhone hitting a home button.

Swipe down from the top for notifications, but now swipe from the right corner for your control center and for multitasking again you have no home button so you swipe halfway up and then over to get through your recent apps, that'll get you to that same card style carousel as before, but overall once you get hang of this system once you get used to all this swiping which took me a couple days it felt pretty natural. I actually started trying to swipe up on other phones which shows you how weird how much I got used to that the one that took me the longest was multitasking because I started off thinking you had to swipe up then wait and then the cards show up, but that always felt so slow but what you really have to do to get this to work is you swipe up and over and I gets you to the cards way faster so that's a pro tip for anyone who is still swiping up halfway and waiting for the cards to show up like I was, you're welcome.

For those with small hands or who just really liked reach ability on the bigger iPhone you technically still have it, here it's buried in the accessibility settings but you can do the little swipe down on the bottom of the screen to bring the top corners within reach and that makes getting a top gesture is easier with one hand, I leave that on it's pretty useful sometimes.

Now of course, the other big change that comes with ditching the home button on iPhone 10 is he also just ditched that fingerprint reader which means as you may have heard they needed to replace that with face ID (facial recognition).

Face ID on the iPhone works really well most of the time, it's not perfect and I think touch ID was closer to perfect as far as fail rate goes but it's still impressively good and I still believe that touch ID is definitely still faster, but face ID can get better with software updates and with time as millions of people begin to use it I think that'll happen and it still also has some physical limitations that you can become aware of and avoid just like touch ID had some physical limitations that you could become aware of like when your fingers wet or it doesn't quite work because of stuff on your hands or if you have a glove on stuff like that you just know touch IDs not going to work so you put in the passcode.

Face ID has some physical limitations too, it works by bouncing thousands of little infrared dots off your face and back into the sensor and creating a map of your eyes nose and mouth it doesn't actually use the front-facing camera and it can learn a changing face over time it still recognizes you when you get a haircut or shave a beard or put makeup on, none of this stuff has a huge effect on the dot map that made of your face it also won't be tricked by a picture of you because that doesn't have the depth of your face and I can also work through some pairs of sunglasses again the ones where the infrared light can get through, but face ID has been known to fail when you're backlit or when there's like a ton of extra infrared light coming in basically from the Sun it's like how a dim flashlight doesn't work when it's really bright out same thing face ID is going to get blinded by all that extra infrared light just got to type in your passcode, but those times for me were few and far between, if touch IDs success rate was 99% to me it felt like face IDs success rate was like 95%.

I can add up when you unlock your phone hundreds of times a day, but again this can get better as it gets used more there's even some settings as well where you can turn attention on so it won't unlock if you're just holding the phone up to your face not only that but you have to be looking at your phone then it'll unlock and show all your notification data works pretty well for me just please don't do this while driving and even if face ID is this workaround to not getting the fingerprint reader underneath the glass in time for this phone, I still think that at its best facial recognition on a phone is closer to secure seamless authentication than a separate fingerprint reader ever would be because with this you just pick up the phone and it works you use it you login you pay for stuff you download apps etc, but if someone else picks up your phone it won't work it's that simple.

Then there is an emoji possibly maybe the most fun feature of iPhone 10, but you know it's hilarious these moving facial tracking and emoji are iPhone 10 exclusive, you can't get this on any other iPhone, so if you get one of these then you know the person that sent it has an iPhone 10 and weirdly enough if you send this to someone with an Android phone they just get a video message of this an emoji, but here's the thing an emoji is just using the front-facing camera, an emoji is working and continues to work even when you cover the depth sensors and the extra front-facing sensors all that stuff, it'll work when you cover everything except for it the front-facing camera which means they totally could have made these available for any other iPhone, but they didn't.
iPhone X emojis

iPhone 10 also has some slightly new cameras same exact sensors for both cameras as the iPhone 8 plus but slightly better glass and now both are optically stabilized so this is going to get you some meaningfully better performance with the 2x telephoto lens and zoomed in photos and zoomed in videos things like that which is good to see because I avoided using it with previous iPhones and as you'd expect photos from the iPhone 10 look awesome, I'm especially happy with how much dynamic range we're getting HDR on previous iPhone cameras used to be a lot less aggressive and I kept asking over and over for a little more a little more and now photos really pop the sky is like always so blue, details is there, color accuracy is tight, it's not as good as the pixel 2 camera just going to say that right up front, but this is a top 5 smartphone camera and no doubt and despite his tendency to overexpose I think it might be the best front-facing camera for video for any smartphone, they've also added portrait mode to the front-facing camera for portrait selfies on the 10, but it doesn't work nearly as well edges get blurred super hard almost to a comical amount when compare it to something like the pixel 2 or even the back facing camera, but the thing is pixel 2 does all this so much better because of machine learning and software, so in theory iPhone 10 can keep learning and get this good too, plus it already has better color accuracy so I'll be on the lookout for that software update.

Now you may have noticed we've made it all this way into an iPhone review without talking about any of the specs shows how important that is, but iPhone 10 is rocking the a11 Bionic chip and three gigs of ram and it's awesome in fact it's really good, I would say this is the most powerful mobile chipset in any smartphone right now the benchmarks are insane, but this isn't for iOS this is for all the things that run on top of iOS, the augmented reality apps, the image processing, the super slow-motion video all of that stuff, it obviously feels more modern because of all the swiping and the gestures now, but as far as functionality, it has all the same stuff and features you're used to, has all the same quirks you are used to, like iOS this notification system is still a mess since they don't group apps together this is still easily fixable but there's plenty of other things I wish would be different about iOS too, but it's Apple they're stubborn you'll get used to it.

Battery life on the iPhone 10 has turned out to be pretty great close to the iPhone 8 plus I would say again iPhone is a champ of standby time and it always has been so no problems there and it handles the biggest iPhone display ever pretty well thanks to it being an OLED, I haven't had any problems getting to the end of a single day with full use if you want to use that screen on time metric it's usually around 6 hours.

So the bottom line and the question that I get the most often about this phone is so what do you think? This is my favorite iPhone ever by far I really like it.

Is it worth $1000? Honestly I don't think people spending the money on this phone will be disappointed.

That's not to say this thing is perfect it clearly still also has its downsides,

  • The fact that it's all glass on the back more breakable that's a downside 
  • The notch on the front for a lot of people that's a downside
  • No headphone jack still a downside 

But those are all things that I think people who are buying this phone are already used to or were expecting and for that reason it's not a deal-breaker in 2017 so I'm happy to be carrying this phone, so if you were thinking about going out and getting this phone go ahead I think you'll like it too.

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

How To Turn Any Android Phone Into An iPhone 10

I got an email recently with a bizarre suggestion and a link to apps that let you turn your android phone into iPhone 10. Why would someone want to that? Obviously your android phone will not magically turn into iPhone 10, but what this guy did is an iPhone 10 launcher for Android.

One of the great things about Android device is that you can do some pretty weird stuff out of the box, you can install any launcher that you want and there’s plenty of good ones and weird ones.

Maybe there’s a little bit of practicality for individuals coming from iOS super familiar with the iPhone 10 gestures and want to switch over, truthfully I think this idea is more of novelty.

Nonetheless, I have been asked to check it out, so I went ahead and do so.

There are bunch of this apps on the Google playstore, I never imagine this eco system even existed anyhow, I selected the first one in the search result, Phone X launcher this particularly one already has over a million download.

Phone X launcher turns android into iPhone X, ios 11 & control center IOS 11 with iLauncher.

In the past I showed you guys an app that put the iPhone 10 notch on any android phone, Phone X launcher obviously goes a step further, but some of the implementation here is similar.

To start the Phone X launcher you pick an iOS inspired wallpaper, enable permission for notification access.

Firstly I tried swiping up my pixel 2 XL really felt like iPhone 10, at the top I have a different look and feel to the quoa to the reception meter after clicking it I got a notch on the launcher which really looks bizarre.
Install Iphone launcher on Pixel 2 XL

I think if you have the pixel 2 XL this is probably the last thing in the world you thinking about doing, maybe if you have some older android phone and you are sick of it for some reason and this may change it a little bit for you, gives you icon that looks like iPhone, anyway it puts you in the same territory so you can catch your width of the Apple universe and it’s funny you see chrome with safari logo, actually I can’t recommend it.

If you want to completely change the look and feel of your android phone, download something like Nova it’s also free and has about 50 million download and it’s real legit, you can change everything about the look and feel of your android phone.

With Nova you can change the size of logo, you can swipe out individual logo do lot of stuffs, I personally recommend this other than changing your android device into iPhone 10 interface.
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Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Apple Brand Ecosystem Explained

Have you ever asked somebody why they use an iPhone? I guess their reply would be "it's hard to break away from the apple ecosystem" what then comes to my mind is what is it about this Apple brand ecosystem you'll talking about? 


The Apple Brand Ecosystem Explained

There are tales all over the internet about this ecosystem in tech reviews and all kinds of iPhone videos probably every home pod video on the internet has that word or that phrase in it somewhere and even regular everyday conversations.

if you ask somebody why they use an iPhone it more or less comes down to the same answer sometimes it is just because it's the best all-around phone and they believe the hardware is superior that's sometimes but really often like really often the answer has something to do with the ecosystem.

More Lights on the Apple Ecosystem


Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment so in tech you know an ecosystem is just a community of interacting objects so Apple makes a ton of devices you know the iPhone, the iPad, the Mac, the Apple watch, the Apple TV, the home pod, air pods but they also make a lot of software and proprietary technology that ties them all together airplay, airdrop, continuity, iCloud. So once they can draw you into the ecosystem somewhere with one of their devices let's say an iPhone for example you get an iPhone like many people do then they can try to lure you to spend more money on other Apple products because they just work so well together.
Now most companies have a family of products that's not new it's not like Apple is the only one doing that but what makes this a unique ecosystem so successful maybe the most successful ecosystem ever is not only how well they work together but the walls they've built up around those things.

Living inside this Apple ecosystem is sort of like what we call a “walled garden” you may have heard that expression before meaning everything that's in the garden in these walls this is beautiful luscious garden everything is green it's everything you could ever want but these walls on the outside are really tall and they kind of don't want you trying to climb out or trying to explore beyond those walls.

Once you get a couple of Apple devices you start to get into the ecosystem, let's say you get an iPhone and a MacBook just those two things they make it as easy as possible you start using iMessage you start getting text messages on your phone and then you can reply to them on your computer super easy, blue bubbles everywhere your web browsing on your phone then you sit down in your computer and it shows up for you to pick up exactly where you left off. You have iCloud Drive so any files on one are always on the other anything about showing up airdrop, peer-to-peer sharing, legendary. You have tethering so the MacBook always has the iPhones internet wherever you go want to make a video call FaceTime is right there you can answer it on either device, you ask Siri to remind you for something it'll put it in the reminders app every time.

So okay now you're in the market for a SmartWatch, well I mean just you just get an Apple watch like what other options are there really now you can answer texts on your watch too, blue bubbles everywhere answer calls on your watch there's FaceTime still, ask Siri to set reminders on the watch it'll put them in the reminders app everything works together so beautifully, okay now you're in the market for a smart speaker it's a pretty new market a couple of options out there seems like it makes perfect sense to just go with the Apple one now suddenly wireless headphones are gaining steam you're in the market for some wireless earbuds air pods are right there they work perfectly you get the idea all these services and products are designed to be as good as possible yes  of course but they're also designed to be these little hooks to keep you in the Apple ecosystem to keep you giving them information and to keep you buying more Apple products as long as possible and the way to keep you using those products is to make those products as good as possible within the ecosystem and those are keywords within the ecosystem.

This explains the existence of so many Apple products that on the surface or from the outside from behind those walls can seem kind of limited or pointless or dumb especially in new markets where there's just the beginnings of competition, like why does the home pod exist in 2018 a smart speaker that only uses Siri, only uses Apple music, does not connect to Bluetooth, does not connect to anything that's not an iPhone, does not have a headphone jack because for that guy who uses Apple music and has an iCloud account and has an iPhone it's kind of perfect.

To be honest though I even been guilty of being in the ecosystem you know despite being I mean I use Android so I'm not tied in as deep I use some multi-platform stuff Spotify, Dropbox, things like that but I'm a Final Cut Pro Editor because Final Cut Pro is really good and Final Cut Pro is Mac only and it will probably pretty much always be Mac only.

So what about leaving what about getting out of the ecosystem well in Apple's case pretty much everything is tied to your iCloud account and if you want to get out of the ecosystem you have to rip that information out of your iCloud and sort of import it into that new service a lot of times much easier said than done, the more closely tied to iCloud that device is the more hooks it has into other parts of the ecosystem that make it harder to take out so accessories like air pods for example you know they work perfectly with things like your iPhone and your iPad and your MacBook because of the W1 chip they pair effortlessly we all know it just kind of works the Apple way but if you want to switch to another pair of headphones it's just that one hook in and you can move to another pair of wireless headphones and get away with it, now if you use Apple music and want to switch to Spotify because it's clearly better again it's like one hook but good luck trying to switch your entire library between the platforms entire companies have been born trying to make that process easier but trying to leave the iPhone to go to another phone that's not in the ecosystem is tough because there's a lot of hooks in to this all of your app purchases are gone if FaceTime is gone, your ear pods become useless, your home pod becomes useless you can't use the reminders app anymore, your Apple watch becomes a paperweight and iMessage is gone and then the iPhone the Holy Grail for shepherding people into this garden is so hard to leave that a new phone could come along with a better screen, better battery , no notch, a better camera, better battery life, a headphone jack and they'd still skip it because that ecosystem though it's kind of incredible.

Also by the way there's other ecosystems too there's Google's, Amazon's, Samsung's there's some more complete than others and just generally a notice ecosystems from everyone are expanding and evolving.

Two years ago you didn't really need smart appliances in your ecosystem as a tech company a couple days ago Amazon bought Ring for a billion dollars to get ahead on smart video doorbell so that's just kind of the world we're living in with all these companies building up their ecosystems some with little walls some with huge walls some are just as open as possible, the Google's for example is probably the most multi platform possible you want Google photos you can get it anywhere, you want Gmail you can get it anywhere, things like that are fun to see but it's still interesting to look at and evaluate Apples which has been closed off for so long the walls been built for so long that kind of makes its own weird case study.

Other than that, that's pretty much it. My only suggestion would be don't isolate yourself to just one ecosystem don't lock yourself in or if you already locked in maybe take a peek over those walls before it's too late.

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Is the Samsung Galaxy S9 Worth the Hype?

New phone flagship from Samsung the market leaders, it’s S9 and S9 Plus with dual lens set up, the S9 and S9 plus comes in three different colors titanium gray, Lavender colour midnight black and coral blue, I personally like the titanium gray fingerprint shows a little less on the phone unlike black colour.
samsung s9 and s9 plus

At this point you probably saw couple videos on this S9 Plus, obviously the S9 Plus is a bit of iteration on the last one, there’s no overhaul happening here, anyway that’s ok though.

Visible Difference between Samsung S8 and S9

I used the S8 for a very long time it’s a comfortable hold it’s a nice little size, well here’s the thing in the meantime in the past year or so the competition in this marketplace it’s kind of changed to compel you to spend your extra cash no price increase here, in fact depending on how you purchase the device and which carrier you purchase the device from you might actually see a price reduction, I take that as a response to what’s happening in the market place and the quality you can get at lower price point.

 A couple things that I like about this device the movement of the fingerprint sensor underneath the camera lens, it’s something I complained about on the Samsung S8, what ends up happening you end up putting your finger in many cases on the camera lens and smudging it up sometimes manufacturers listen to the complain, you can see the evidence right on the S9.
s9 fingerprint

Other than this difference you would be hard-pressed place S8 beside S9, from the front view they are very similar in appearance now that could be a good thing that could be a bad thing.
s9 and s8 frontview

s9 and s8 backview


From the back view the movement of the fingerprint got better spot on the S9, easier to reach. The speaker grille which looks different now the single channel opening there on the old one the grille looked a bit different the reason for this is an improvement in the audio performance of the speaker, so Samsung requires Harman Kardon and improve in audio performance from the speaker unit firing audio from same location as well on the bottom.

All the rest of the stuffs you love are at the top headphone jack, USB type-C and the SIM tray with expandable SD card storage.

Display

Display OLED very pleasing to the eye is curved edge, I’m still a little bit undecided on whether or not I’m completely sold on that idea because when you are watching content you lose a little bit of it right it wraps around the edge which looks cool but do you enjoy content more or is just a novelty factor I’m not a 100% decisive on that recently have been using pixel to excel a lot now.
s9 and pixel 2xl

Camera

Camera on the S9 Plus for the first time ever has a variable aperture F 1.5 or F 2.4,I think for most of you this comes into play just in low-light situations, if you need more light it’ll trigger the larger aperture the portrait mode as well, I think this one it stacks up kind of nicely as of right now against the pixel 2XL, so it also got this super slo-mo mode that can shoot up to 960 frames per second so you tap the record button to start a recording and the slow motion starts when something moves within the square, 960 FPS is pretty wild 720P it’s a nice little gimmick you put that on social media like what are you doing how did you do it looks cool.

The S9 speaker if you try to cover up the audio on the bottom I’m still getting it through the earpiece at the top, the S9 does sound better than the S8, it is little more fold and pleasing.

The S9 options in video mode its unbelievable UHD 60 fps up to 4000 fps.

Do this devices do they justify the cost? I think the S9 has a real chance to be a major player in something that I could really recommend but right now I’m skeptical.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

How to Locate The Servers of Any Website

In a recent post I detailed how you can find out the location of anyone on the internet, here I will show you how to locate the web server of any website online.

Let’s say you want to find or you want to locate the web server of my website www.damtops.com, you want to know where my web servers are located, all you need do is follow this simple step below.

Firstly go to this link www.ip-tracker.org/resolve/domain-to-ip.php, after that simply enter the domain name whose servers you want to locate, then click Lookup Domain To IP.

It will display the IP address of the domain, as shown in the image below.

So all you need to do is go ahead and copy the IP address, go to www.ip-tracker.org and paste the IP address into the text box, now click on Trace IP With IP Tracker.

The next page will display the details of the IP address

It will show you the detailed location where the IP address is originating from.

With this simple trick you track the location of any website server on the internet.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

How to Track The Location of Anyone On The Internet

Internet is largest computer network and more than 3 billion people are using Internet, I mean my friends your friends my family your family everyone, almost everyone are using Internet in some way or the other ways, Now the question is can you track the location of a person using Internet? The answer is absolutely yes.
How to Track The Location of Anyone On The Internet

However, it’s impossible to hide your location on the Internet unless you’re using a VPN, I’m not going to talk about VPN in this tutorial, anyway in this tutorial we will be talking about how to track the location of a person using Internet.

Step 1:

Find Their IP Address

IP Address is something which we use to determine the location of a device which connected to the Internet, just like how you determine or how you describe your physical location by mentioning your physical address the same way on the Internet we use IP addresses to determine where a specific Internet connected device is located on the earth so using this IP address we can basically track or tell from where the Internet user is visiting or using the Internet.

So how do you actually know the IP address of someone, well you can basically create a domain for yourself and you can send the link of your domain to the person whose IP address you want to find and when that person visits you don’t mind using his Internet connection his IP address can be recorded, but creating your own domain and doing all this stuff may be a little bit complicated so you can follow this alternative and simple way to find the IP address of anyone.

Firstly, go to www.iplogger.org and you will see a web page like the image below, click on get IP logger code.

In this page you will see your IP logger link to record the statistics, just go ahead and copy it.

Now you need to send this link to the person whose location you want to track, you can send this link through Facebook, Whatsapp, Gmail or any platform you wish, you can even shorten the link if you want.

For this tutorial I will send this link to myself, so once a person clicks on the link he will be seeing pay something like the image below,  but in the background his IP address is also located and we’re going to see it.

Now go back to the IP logger tab and this time copy the link for viewing the statistics, highlight the link, right click and select Go to the following link.

The next screen will list out all the IP addresses that are recorded using your IP logger link and as you can see below the first IP address is basically my IP address and it is recorded when I clicked on the link.


Step 2:

Track the IP Address

Once you have the IP address you can go to www.ip-tracker.org,  scroll down and type in the IP address into the text box and click on search.

It’s going to show you all the following  information about that particular IP address which includes:

  • The location of that Particular IP address
  • It shows the country, the state, city and the postal code.
  • The name of the ISP Internet Service Provider.

So you just saw how we can actually track the location of anyone using the Internet.


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Sunday, 31 December 2017

How To Read Recalled or Deleted Whatsapp Message and Enable Anti-Recall Feature

How To Read Recalled or Deleted Whatsapp Message and Enable Anti-Recall Feature

How To Read Recalled or Deleted Whatsapp Message and Enable Anti-Recall Feature

It’s no longer news that the recall message feature had been introduced on whatsapp, which is kind of okay due to the fact that people do make mistake in sending the wrong message to some people or sending messages to the wrong person, either ways the whatsapp recall feature is handy in solving this mistake.

However, when a whatsapp message is recalled has the receiver you may feel disappointed not able to read the message before it was revoked, and you feel like reading such message before it was recalled, if you’re in this category and you want to know how to read recalled messages on whatsapp? You’re in the right place.

Here I will show you how to read recalled or deleted whatsapp messages and how to disable people from recalling messages already sent, so that when anyone recall message from their whatsapp it won’t reflect from your end that such message was recalled, I guess you’re happy right?

Okay, let’s get straight at it.

Whatsapp does all it can to preserve this feature, here’s how it works.

How to Read Recalled or Deleted Whatsapp Messages

When someone text you or send you message on whatsapp, you’re going to get a notification on your device, and if you’re using an Android device notifications are actually saved in notification log, even though this messages are deleted later you will still be able to read them because actually they’re being saved in notification log, so you can read this messages by simply opening the notification log, you can make use of the notification log widget on your device, or simply use a third-party app named Notification History.

You can download Notification History App on Playstore or click the image below to download Notification History App.

After you've installed the app, open it. You will see a pop-up setting that says Enable System Settings, enable all the required settings by tapping on them, Now you’re done setting up the app.

If any message is being recalled/deleted on your whatsapp, all you need to do go straight to your Notification history app.

Open the app you’ll see whatsapp Icon, so just tap on it you’ll see all the notifications which was saved from whatsapp, clearly you will be able to read the message that was deleted and even copy it to your clipboard.

Note: This application doesn't work to recover media files and another limitation is that it can only recover messages which are not more than 100 characters.


How to Enable Anti-Recall Whatsapp Feature on Your Android Device

Anti Recall or Anti Revoke whatsapp Feature is meant to stop senders from recalling or deleting messages sent to you, even though it shows “you deleted this message” from the other end it won’t reflect at your end that the message was deleted.

Note: This Anti Recall whatsapp feature is only available for Whatsapp Mod users like (GB whatsapp).

If you don’t have GB whatsapp you can download latest version GB Whatsapp 6.10 here.

So to enable anti-revoke on whatsapp

  • open your GB whatsapp.
  • Tap the three dots at the top right corner, you’ll see Privacy tap it.
  • The last option is enable anti revoke, tap it and you’re done.
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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

How to Track GPS Location of Your Kids Android Phone

How to Track GPS Location of Your Kids Android Phone


No matter whatever the possibilities parents have to adopt to protect their kids and teens, they do their best when it comes to the security of young kids and teens. In old times parents have to look after kids and teens with the naked eye and they always want their kids and teens to stay closer to the parents. Since the invention of the android cell phone device, the style of parenting has been changed over the years. Now young kids and teens have more freedom no time ever before to hang out where ever they want and on the other hand parents also encourage their kids and teens to explore the world and the places that they like the most.

So, the modern technology has come forward to help parents to do parenting effectively and it has provided the young generation more freedom to hang out freely. But over the years the technology also has real difficulties for parents, due to excessive use of mobile phones of Android OS.
How to Track GPS Location of Your Kids Android Phone

Why Android Cell phones Creating Difficulties in parenting 

The contemporary Android phones enable young kids and teens to send the text messages, phone calls, audio and videos calls on social messaging apps, shared media files and plenty of other activities alike. Having such type of communication tools young kids and teens may encounter with the people that force them to meet in the real life and cause serious issues for them. Therefore, parents have to keep an eye on young kids and teens cell phone activities by using the android monitoring software.

Android Phones & Threats to Teens 

There are plenty of threats and dangers that can cause serious issues in the teens' real life. They may encounter with the following mentioned evils. Let's discuss the evils that can force teens to meet them in the real life by using the cell phone connected to the internet.

Stalkers 

They are the ones who are full of lust and always want to trap the young kids and teens by using the cell phones and the social media apps such as Facebook, Yahoo, Tinder, WhatsApp and plenty of others apps. They chase young kids and teens on the social media platforms and make them friends online and after sometime when they have already trust of teens, they ask teens for the meeting in real life and the teens who commit for meeting often gets rapped.

Blind Dating and sexual encounters 

Blind dates are very common activity in young kids and teens' lives and they usually do these foolish things through dating apps. They chase their match on the apps and meet them in real life for sexual hookups and dates. When teens meet the people whom they don’t know in real life usually ditched by the opposite gender and even some time cases get worsen.

What should parents do? 

Parents should keep an eye on their kids and teens online and real-life activities, and then parents hear kids’ activities on phone surrounds. Parents can stop their teens while meeting someone whom they don’t know in their real lives. They can keep an eye on kids and teens activities online by using the cell phone spying app for androids. It enables a user to spy on Android devices used by the teen and parents will get to know the sent and received text messages through cell phone spy app for the android tool text messages spy.

It further allows parents to get their hands on all the social media platforms activities through IM's social media of the mobile phone tracking program for androids. The user will be able to see the IM's logs, IM's chats, IM's conversation and further it allows user to listen to the live calls through call recording feature. Parents can use bug their phone and get to know the surrounding sounds and conversations through MIC bug and make short videos of the surroundings with spyvidcam bug and capture photos with camera bug. So, in short, parents can keep an eye on teens' online activities through android spying spyware.

How can parents track the location of teens' Android phone? 

Parents just need to use the GPS location tracker on kids’ Android phones and they will be able to know where kids and teens are at the moment. GPS location tracking app for androids allow the user to know the current location of kids and teens to the fullest, weekly location, location history even it allows user to set their own monitoring preferences and further to set safe and restricted areas for your children to the fullest.

Conclusion: 
The cell phone spying software for android enable a user to use it tool GPS location tracker and the user will be able to know the location of kids’ android phone.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Alabama Parents Be aware: New Social Media Trend Taking Teen Lives

Alabama Parents Be aware: New Social Media Trend Taking Teen Lives

Alabama Parents Be aware: New Social Media Trend Taking Teen Lives

The deadly blue whale game is still taking young kids and teens live. It has spread a panic among the people worldwide. The game is based on the 50-day countdown that includes tasks such as player has to watch the horror movie and so on until the last task. The most horrific part of the game is the last task to commit suicide, usually via live stream. It is also stated that players are manipulating to participate in the game through a game master that dealing with the players online. This social media deadly trend occurs exclusively online. Therefore we are lacking with to connect it to specific cases.

A Short Introduction to New Social Media Trend


It is an online media game that bucks up people to do some tasks and when a player starts doing it and at the end encourages players to do suicide. On Instagram, there are dozens of posts are presently related this deadly and dangerous game. According to information, we have accumulated; the online game admin provides players almost 50 tasks that a player has to complete each task at each day. There are certain kinds of tasks such as self-harming, to view the scary movies and walking around midnight and the last one is to commit suicide. After assigning a number of back to back tasks, admin starts providing hard tasks till the task of suicide. According to the reports, the NSPCC young kids and teens should don’t bother to follow their peer's footsteps that lead them into real danger.

“Young kids may get themselves in real danger while completing the Blue Whale game tasks”, an official stated that. So, therefore they should avoid that sort of games rather than compromise their lives. On another hand, “parents should teach their kids and teens that don’t put themselves in any activity in the online world or real world that can harm them badly”, he further said that. Teach young kids and teens don’t bother with the words that translate them as cowards, just say no to the activities which are less protective. Parents also teach their kids how to make affirm decisions rather than getting into the challenges such as “Blue Whale Challenges”.

On another hand, Gonzalez’s parents, who come to know that their young child commits suicide in his closet, and parents know that it happened due to the Blue Whale Game challenge.

A victim’s father Jorge Gonzales has found that a death of his son was broadcasting the whole incident. Later on, he further found that his son Isaiah has sent a number of photos of already completed tasks of Blue Whale Challenge to their friends. “All the stuff was related to satanic and stuff like that and my son was never into it, Gonzales stated to a local Texas news station.

CNN has reported another case of suicide due to the deadly Blue Whale; a young 16-years old girl took her life. The internet game has destroyed the piece of the number of families over the year, according to the reports.

If we consider the both of the incidents Georgia and Texas interconnected to the Blue whale game, then it would be the first to Americans deaths has taken by the deadly Blue Whale Challenge.

There are people in the majority who think that it is not more than just a rumor or a story of millennial urban legend story to scare the parents. Anyhow, a high school in Alabama don’t take the news and stories of Blue Whale Challenge at lighter note and tell the parents that they should keep their kids and teens safe and tell them to avoid Blue Whale Game, the same kind of warnings has been made by the police department of Florida, Miami and even in the United Kingdom. On another hand, law enforcement agencies also pay their attention positively and tell the parents to monitor their child’s online presence by using the cell phone or PCs monitoring app to the fullest.

What Should Parents Do?


Parents should use the cell phone and windows monitoring app in order to track all the activities of young kids and teens. It enables parents to view the social media activities of kids and teens by using the IM’s social media of the monitoring software. The user will be able to view the IM’s logs, IM’s conversations, shared media files such as photos and videos. Parents will be able to get the screenshots of the activities remotely and they will be able to do the live screen recording of the cell phone or PC they are using at the moment. Parents can view browsing histories that enable them to know what sort of websites and apps their kids are visiting.

Conclusion:

Blue Whale Challenge is the direct victimization of young kids and teens, parents should monitor kid’s online presence by using the cell phone tracking software.

Author Bio:

Nicki is a technology writer, security apps adviser and also digital parenting expert. She writes on latest trends, gadgets and her work on spy app for android phones. To know more about her follow on twitter @Nickimarie222.
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

4 COMMON ITEL (ANDROID) PHONE PROBLEMS; HOW TO FIX THEM AND OPTIMIZE YOURS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE

I’m dedicating this to those who want to enjoy and explore the Android experience but are not buoyant enough to exit entry level smartphones. Itel now has models running on Mediatek and Spreadtrum so you can tag along if you have any Mediatek (MTK) or Spreadtrum (SPD) entry level smartphone you wish to optimize for a better experience.
4 COMMON ITEL (ANDROID) PHONE PROBLEMS; HOW TO FIX THEM AND OPTIMIZE YOURS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE

1. STORAGE SPACE RUNNING OUT

Messaging might not send or receive messages until more space is available on your device. Some system functions may not work. This is one of the first hurdles you’ll encounter once you’ve started installing apps.

What is this error and why am I getting it?

Your phone has an internal storage where apps and their data are installed to / saved. The problem here is that its a partition which is allocated a limited space so you could have a lot of space on your external SD card and Phone storage but still encounter this error. The root of this error is that you’ve used up the allotted space for apps and their data either due to that space being too small or you having installed too many apps.

Solution

  1. Adoptable Storage: This enables you use your external SD card as an extension of your internal storage
  2. Clear app data: The phone needs to first be rooted then the internal storage analyzed for apps (and their data) consuming a lot of space using Link2SD. I once recovered 3.72 GB from clearing just one app’s data
  3. Delete media and uninstall unneeded apps: Delete heavy media files saved to phone / internal storage or move them to external SD card. Also uninstall all unneeded apps under Settings > Apps
  4. Factory Reset: First, backup your important stuff. Go to Settings > Accounts and delete your Google account to avoid Factory Reset Protection (FRP) . Go to Settings > Backup & reset to wipe the phone or boot into recovery mode and do a factory reset


2. LAGGING / HANGING

Slight lagging is something to expect with use but its particularly terrible on low RAM phones. This could result in frequent restarts or unfortunately **** has stopped errors.

Why is my Itel phone lagging / hanging seriously?

Well, first off, Itel isn’t exactly notorious for being generous with RAM on their models. Apart from the Itel S11 Plus , Itel Wish A41 Plus , Itel S41, and maybe a model or two I forgot to mention (which I kind of doubt), Itel phones traditionally feature either 512 MB or 1GB of RAM. Now, the problem isn’t only the low RAM but also the system apps (Bloatware) which the phone is bombarded with from factory.

Solution

  1. Debloat: First, you need to root your Itel phone then uninstall unneeded system apps using an app like Link2SD. I strongly recommend that you either have a compatible packet (pac) file / stock rom / firmware for your Itel phone or do a backup in custom recovery first so you can easily rollback incase the debloating exercise goes South
  2. Create a ROM Zero: To create a stock flashable zip (ROM Zero), all you need is a custom recovery, stock boot.img and system.img . If you have the Mediatek firmware then you’ll find boot and system in the zip or rar file. For Spreadtrum pac files, you can extract the content of the pac file using Research or Upgrade Download tool.
  3. Close apps not in use: Other than apps that have push notifications (e.g Email, Whatsapp, Hovatek app etc), ensure to exit apps currently not in use


3. OVERHEATING / QUICK BATTERY DRAIN

Unless you’re using an Itel phone with 5,000 mAh, you’re likely to encounter a relatively short battery time. This is often facilitated by or coupled with overheating. Someone exaggerated that he could cook beans with his Itel phone 🙂 .

Why is my Itel phone overheating and battery draining so quickly

Low end / entry level phones don’t handle duress too well and overheating is one way they voice out. Its quite normal to notice your Itel phone warming up slightly while charging or using but if it gets really hot then there’s likely a hardware issue lurking in the dark. Low end phones with crappy hardware will overheat regardless of what you do but Itel isn’t exactly crappy.

Solution

  1. Turn off radios not in use: If you’re not actively using your Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Hotspot or 4G then turn them off
  2. Watch the apps you run: Entry level phones aren’t for gaming so don’t push them. You should also reduce the number of apps you run at a time and check to be sure your phone isn’t infected with malware
  3. Reduce screen brightness: Unless you’re a Mole, your screen doesn’t have to be so bright all the time
  4. Pay attention to your Charger: If a particular charger makes your phone heat up significantly when charging then you should stay away from it


4. USB CONNECTION ISSUES

When it comes to USB connection, Spreadtrum (and by extension Itel phones) are another kettle of fish. Some of these issues also surface on Mediatek smartphones though.

What are the USB connection issues I might encounter on my Itel Android phone and how do I resolve them?

  1. ADB detection issues: Getting ADB to detect your Spreadtrum phone requires an additional step which is to include your Spreadtrum Vendor ID in the adb_usb.ini file
  2. MTP issues: An MTP issue could result in your PC being unable to detect your Phone storage and external SD card. Fixing this requires that you update your phone’s MTP drivers
  3. Flashing tool detection issues: Before you attempt flashing a Mediatek or Spreadtrum device, you need to install the Mediatek VCOM or Spreadtrum Sciu2S drivers respectively. Unfortunately, that’s sometime not enough as you might still get errors which point at a detection (driver) error. In such a case, you’ll need to update the Mediatek or Spreadtrum phone’s drivers under Device Manager

Itel has made notable improvement and I believe they hold promise. I’m watching this brand keenly and only time will prove me right or right.

This post was first published on Hovatek Journal, if you want to download the external files mentioned in this lecture, kindly check Hovatek Post.
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