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Security tips for your mobile phone

Smart phones are mobile computers, not just phones. Your smart phone likely has access to your email, DropBox, Facebook, and may contain other sensitive details. Its very important that you protect and secure your phone as you would your home computer. Following are some handy hints that will help make your phone, and the information it contains, safer. Mobile Phone Tip #1 Every phone has a unique identification number (IMEI). Find out what yours is by dialling    *#06#    (star, hash, zero, six, hash) then write it down. Knowing this will help your service provider block your phone from being used if it is stolen. Mobile Phone Tip #2 Turn Bluetooth off when you aren’t using it to prevent hackers accessing your information. Mobile Phone Tip #3 Think before you click. Do not open multimedia messages (MMS) or attachments in emails, or click on links in emails and SMS messages, ...

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Google Maps 8.0 interface

Google today unveiled a pretty great refresh to the Google Maps app today, bringing vast improvements to the navigation experience and usability across the board. For once Google has also included a proper changelog with the update, giving us a peek at what’s actually new in this update. Beyond that, though, we’ve found quite a few new additions to Google Maps that are big time- and frustration-savers. The changes start with navigation but certainly don’t end there — the new version of Google Maps makes it easier to search and find places with new filters, get public transit directions with more accurate times and search abilities, save and manage maps for offline use, and keep up with all of the places you’ve been and need to review. This is a big step for Google Maps, and we’re going to walk you through all of the big (and small) features of ...

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Jailbreak any Windows phone running Windows 8/8.1

Jailbreaking device unlocks developer options without Microsoft developers account. In that way users can freely modify their phones using additional options, download paid apps for free, use unofficial programs and so on. This jailbreak will not erase data from Windows mobile device. Tip: 1. Download to PC (running Windows 8/8.1) SDK for Windows 8.1 and install it. 2. Download to PC aiyingyong_pc_v4.6 unlock tool (it’s in Chinese) and install it by clicking on the single blue button. 2.1 After installation is complete click on second blue button. 3. PIN unlock Windows phone. 4. Connect mobile device to PC using USB cable. 5. Click on phones display unlock icon in PC unlock tool. This is it! Congratulations on successfully unlocking your Windows phone.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop tips

On the surface Android 5.0 Lollipop seems like the most accessible version of Android to date. Google is out to win some Apple fans. However, the software, which is already available for the Nexus 9 and will be running on the Nexus 6, still offers plenty of extra features for tech enthusiasts and long-standing Android users. Here are the tops and tricks you need to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Want to know when you can expect to see the new Android on your phone, tablet or smartwatch? Read our Android 5.0 Lollipop update list. How to tweak notifications to keep your data safe One of the great new features of Android 5.0 Lollipop is that you can see notifications on your lock screen. However, there’s an issue: what if you don’t want just anyone to be able to see your notifications if, say, you setup a ...

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How to transfer contacts from Windows Phone to iPhone(iOS) easily without PC using Phoneswappr

Switching phones isn’t something we do daily, but whenever we do switch them we face a lot of issues and problems especially while transferring contacts and data from our old phone to new phone. Considering the lack of Bluetooth transfer on iPhone it becomes even more tedious task. But not anymore, we present you a very easy method to transfer all your contacts from Windows Phone / Lumia to iPhone 4/5/6  or even iPad without PC by using PhoneSwappr app! . Its quite easy to use and requires no PC access at all . Features of PhoneSwappr Supports transfer of Contacts from Windows Phone to Android/iPhone as well as vice versa . Stores the Contacts from your device on the Cloud for 7 days, providing you ample time to store the contacts. All the contacts stored on the cloud are encrypted with a security key, which is only shared with you. ...

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How to Enable Whatsapp Voice Call feature Officially On Android

Not many users are not aware of the fact that whatsapp has been acquired by facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg, for a certain amount of billion dollars. He is a generous man enough to give out the Whatsapp Voice Call Feature absolutely for free of charge but the investors of whatsapp do not share the same vision as Mark Zuckerburg. Innovative visionary man like founder of facebook was preparing to give out the users the next big thing, Recently whatsapp has launched their web version of W hatsapp , where you can use it on your PC directly. Which is why techapple is ready to take on Whatsapp Voice Call Feature. Lets get started without any further due. I have tested and found three methods to enable Whatsapp Voice Call Feature on your android device, Each method have its own difficulty and i have divided it into steps. Method One : The minimum requirement is ...

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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 is a powerful flagship device full of impressive specs and features. Samsung added a stunning camera on the back along with a heart rate sensor, improved the fingerprint scanner and more. Last week a new Galaxy S6 root method arrived, and here we’ll explain how to root the Galaxy S6 and get even more out of the phone. Even though the Galaxy S6 is loaded full of features and options, many users still love to root their device for additional functionality or control. Just like jailbreaking an iPhone, last week the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Verizon and AT&T (and other carriers) finally received root access. Instructions to Root the Galaxy S6   CF Auto Root, by renowned dev Chainfire, has now been updated to root many variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Using Odin on your Windows computer, you can easily ...

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10 Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe

If you’re one of the 58 percent of Americans who own a smartphone, then you probably use it every day: In addition to making calls and sending texts, you might use it for directions, to post to social media, browse the Internet and shop. It’s those last few activities that can put your privacy most at risk. Cyber experts say the rapid adoption of smartphones into daily life – especially for shopping, which requires the exchange of payment information – leaves many people vulnerable to financial attacks. A 2013 Norton report found that 1 in 3 smartphone users have experienced some form of cybercrime. Protecting yourself doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, but you should consider following these 10 steps: 1. When browsing or shopping on your phone (or computer), always look for “https” in the url instead of “http.” That indicates an added level of security, which should always appear ...

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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat

If you read this post you might already know that rooting a device allows users to get complete access to the device’s operating system and make changes to system files, uninstall non removable or install unofficial applications and so on. This rooting method works on all Samsung Galaxy S5 models. After rooting, all internal storage in device will be erased, so it’s strongly recommended to back up all data before rooting. All data in SD card will stay as it is. Note: Rooting a device voids device’s warranty. Users should proceed at their own risk. Before we begin: – The device should have at least 80% charge left on the battery. – If you have Samsung Kies program in PC, Kies should be completely turned off to not disturb all the process. – USB drivers must be installed on PC (if Kies are in PC then drivers are already installed). ...

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Speed up your homescreen with APUS Launcher

There is a plethora of apps out there that allow you to customize just about every single thing on your android smartphone without even rooting. That is why we have started the weekly series “Monday Makeover.” Each week we will take one of these customization apps and talk about setting it up, discuss the features of it, and show you how you can make your android device truly one of a kind. Last week we talked about Cover. This week we are taking a look at APUS Launcher What is APUS Launcher? APUS Launcher is the fastest growing launcher on the market and has been downloaded 120 million times in under 10 months. It replaces your current homescreen with a different setup and adds several features that are not usually found on a stock launcher. One of the best things about APUS Launcher is its file size is only 3MB so it takes up almost no ...

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