Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Saving Tips

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One of the most annoying things is having a smart device that keeps running out of juice. No one wants to keep charging their device.

Luckily, the Galaxy Note 7 has a pretty big battery capacity, of 3500 mAh which, is more than sufficient to last the user a day. But there are some tips that one should keep in mind in order to have a longer-lasting battery life. These include:

1. Turning off applications that are not in use

Mobile applications use up a chunk of the battery life. Turning off every app that is not in use is a guaranteed way to conserve on the charge available in the Note 7.

2. Reducing the brightness of the screen

Another tip is to reduce the brightness of the screen to one that you are comfortable with. While this will help to save on some juice, it also helps to protect one’s eyes from extremely bright settings which are detrimental.

3. Turning off data while not in use

Unnecessary connectivity could be one of the main battery draining tools in the Note 7. Turn off data while not in use to save on battery.

4. Use Power Saving Mode

Samsung has been kind enough to introduce the power saving mode in its phones. This feature slows down the CPU, turns off touch key lights and lowers the frame rate. This helps to conserve a significant amount of your battery. The good thing about this mode is that it is very efficient especially when travelling.

5. Shorter Screen Time Out

A shorter screen time out means less time for the screen to be on. This translates into less of the battery charge being allocated to screen lighting and brightness as well as pop-up notifications.

Reducing the screen time out will therefore have an impact on the battery life although it may not be as significant as desired. But who doesn’t want to make the best use of their battery especially when it is low?

6. Make use of wireless charging and other perks in the Note 7

As with other Samsung phones, the Note 7 comes with its own specifications that make charging easier including wireless charging. Instead of waiting to get to a port, make use of wireless charging stations as they boost on the Note 7’s juice even if it is connected for a while. Quick Charge is another great feature that allows the Note 7 to charge considerable even over short periods of time.

7. Turn off Samsung features

Samsung is known to have a number of features that are always on. These use up the battery on your phone. Turning off these features is a guaranteed way of saving on your battery.

Conclusion

While losing battery charge is an occupational hazard when it comes to smart phones as there are so many processes running at any given point in time, it is possible to maximize on the Note 7’s battery capacity be using the above tips to make sure the battery lasts longer through the day.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Saving Tips

HTC 10 prices – Everything you need to know

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For those who have considerable amounts as pocket change, it will not come as a disappointment that the HTC 10 will be going for a whopping $700. This is pretty close to the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. I guess this means that the phone is competing in the big leagues. However, for those who are not able to buy the phone upfront from the manufacturer, you can opt to buy the handset from a carrier such as Verizon or even Sprint. There are different plans available through these carriers.

AT&T

AT&T has not been on board with subsidizing the HTC flagship. So in place of this, buyers have been encouraged to buy the unlocked phone on HTC.com although one would have to pay the full amount, $700 to purchase it.

On the other hand, with a promotion code then one would be able to get it at $100 cheaper. This locks out buyers from the next payment plans from AT&T which is the second largest wireless network in the USA.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has also not officially released the plans and payment arrangement that will be available for users who buy the handset through the carrier. In the past though, T-Mobile plans have been convenient and quite affordable. For the time being though, buyers will be able to access the T-Mobile carrier and their provider of choice once they buy the unlocked version from HTC.com.

The carrier is ready to have the handset in stores as soon as possible, judging from the epic unboxing 10,000 feet of the ground as a parallel to the underwater unboxing that they did with the S7.

Sprint

Sprint has also not yet released the price list for the HTC 10. However, after covering switching fees of up to $650, the carrier promises to offer up to 50% savings on off what AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have to offer in terms of pricing and payment plans.

Verizon

Verizon will be the first carrier to have the HTC 10. The carrier has not yet announced prices as well. However, the new phone is expected to start shipping in early May although buyers can already pre-order from the HTC site for the full price.

Conclusion

While carriers offer some good plans which allow buyers to experience the phone while at the same time paying a fee monthly to cover the purchase, sometimes it is better to pay upfront if your pocket allows you to. For those who are able to fork out the $700 full price or the $600 with the use of a coupon, it would be much better because you get the phone before others and you are able to use the handset with whichever carrier that you would like.

The purchase of a phone through a plan may spread out the payments but it also locks the phone to a specific network, which bars you from switching to another carrier unless the purchase plan is transferred to the new carrier. This can be somewhat of a hustle.

HTC 10 prices – Everything you need to know

Why is the Samsung Galaxy S7 carrier locked?

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is here and it is a beauty. It has some great features and also a few shortcomings. Generally, it has reached the expectations of techies although, as is with everything else in life, it could have been better. Some of the great features are:

A great display

The 5.1 inch-screen has more pixels per inch which means that colors are richer and clearer. This is important for gamers and movie watchers as the image quality is quite high. It has a 1440 by 2560 pixels resolution and uses super AMOLED technology. The screen is big enough but not too big and is the perfect size for those who don’t like hauling around tablet-like handsets.

Camera

The camera is a step down from the S6’s, sporting 12 Megapixels. The sensor is 1.4 um and it features optical image stabilization. The great thing about the camera even though the pixels are less is its cunning ability to take great photos in low light environments. This is usually the biggest problem with most phone cameras and Samsung has nailed it! The front-facing camera is 5 MP.

Processor

Samsung has stepped up by including the 2300 MHz Octa 8890 Exynos 8 processor. This makes the transition easier and the ability to multitask is to the tee. It also helps because of the unique cooling system Samsung introduced which ensures that the phone does not overheat.

Why carrier lock?

Samsung has provided the option for an unlocked factory-bought phone with the S7. However, the phones will lock to the first SIM card that the user inserts. But for those that are bought from the carriers, why lock them to these specific carriers?

1. Customer support

Carriers provide support for customers when it comes to a number of things such as software updates. This is a faster way to get help when your device is acting up.

2. Carrier applications

Some carriers have applications that are specific to them. They are not available on other carriers. Therefore, customers who would like to get access to these apps have to be connected to the carriers to enjoy the services.

3. Subsidized purchases

Most flagships are expensive and the S7 is no exception. In order to get the phones through monthly payments which are cheaper in the short term, one has to have a contract with a carrier which usually

includes locking the handset to the carrier.

How to unlock the S7

1. Use of a code

You can unlock by means of code. For this, you buy an unlock code online and the code is sent to your email along with the instructions. It does not require any technical knowledge and is fast and effective.

2. Use of applications

There are applications that one can download onto the phone to unlock the S7. Helroz has one available for download. You install it, launch and let it do the rest. The final step is to reboot once it is done unlocking your phone and voila!

Why is the Samsung Galaxy S7 carrier locked?

10 Most Interesting Apps for Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a decent phone. Even with the release of its successors, the S5 and the S6, the handset is still pretty nice. The function of the phone is great, running on a quad core processor. There are a number of apps that you can have on your Samsung Galaxy S4. The top most include:

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Galaxy S4 Sensors

The app is available on Google Play for free. It senses the different elements, allowing the user to sense light, temperature and humidity among other elements. This helps one to get the perfect light settings for photographs or even predict the weather such as rain and dress accordingly.

Morecast

 

 

Morecast is a great weather app that is available for Android phones. It has a great user interface and provides a clear and sensible layout. This app is free and features side by side weather comparisons for two cities. It is a must-have as it helps to know what weather is likely to be experienced wherever you are.

7 minute workout

 

 

This app helps in health and fitness. The 7 minute workout deals with short routines that are high in intensity to aid in loss of weight and improvement of cardiovascular function. This lifestyle app is one to have on your S4.

Action Launcher 3

 

 

Action Launcher 3 is a launcher app for android phones such as the S4. The launcher allows you to make changes and customize icons, home screen folders and app layout.

CSR Racing

 

 

CSR Racing is a super real racing game, running on the 1080 pixel resolution on the Galaxy S4. It provides the user with an experience that is available on gaming consoles. It is available on Google Play for free.

Magisto Video Editor and maker

 

 

It combines video clips and photos on your phone, pairs them with themes and background music to create some nice videos on your phone. You can download it on Google play free of charge.

Universal Remote

 

 

The universal remote app turns your S4 into a universal remote with compatibility with over 300, 000 devices. It can work on your TV and your set top box and is much cheaper than a normal universal remote. It is available at 2.49 Euros on Google Play.

Netflix

 

For about $8 a month, you can stream your favorite shows and movies through the Netflix app. Entertainment is at the tip of your fingers through the app on your Galaxy S4.

Everything Home

 

 

Everything Home is an app that is available for free on Google Play. It guides you. All you do is speak into the app and it finds what you want or something related locally and online.

Floating browser

 

 

The floating browser is a free app from Google Play designed for the S4 and other android devices. It allows you to open web windows while still using some of the other screens for other tasks.

10 Most Interesting Apps for Samsung Galaxy S4

How To Recover Deleted Files On Android

It is very often observed that data is lost from the Android phones by some or the other means. The data can be deleted intentionally or accidentally, however, the impacts of the data deleted are same. One must understand that the range of deleted data can be even more from collapse to the virus attack. The general conception is that once the data is deleted, the data cannot be restored. However, this is not the case. The deleted files can be recovered from Android with multiple methods. Here is how you can recover the deleted data.

 

Android Data Recovery

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Android Data Recovery is one of the most popular, trusted and effective methods of recovering the data from the Android. All you have to do is to download the software on your PC. The Android Data Recovery tool is a free tool that can be used for any android device.

How to recover the deleted data files

 

You can simply connect your Android Device to your PC to use the features. The connection can be established by the USB. Once you have installed the Android Data Recovery and connected the device with your PC, you can run the software. It will automatically search for all the deleted files for your Android Device. The intelligent system lists all the deleted files from the device from different category. The lost data list can be anything doc, multimedia or any other data. Once you have got the list, you simply need to select the data files you want to recover and select the data recover button. The Android Data Recovery would restore the deleted Data Files in your Android device. The most interesting part of the tool is that, it can even search the SD card in the Android device as well.

 

How it works

 

The tool basically scans all the deleted files and displays the list of all the files. This is one of the most effective methods of recovering data files from your Android Device. You can also create the data backup for the android device in case you want to avoid such circumstances in the future.

 

Other methods for recovery

 

There are scores of other methods available to recover data files. You can download the app or the tool in order to recover the lost files. However, the procedure of recovering and restoring the files in every case remain the same. The scanning of the deleted files and displaying the list feature is almost unique in all the methods. Basically, the tools work on the same principle to ensure that no data is lost due to intentional or unintentional mistakes. There are paid and free softwares as well. These softwares also offer different data backup features a well. One can use the backup plans to ensure the data is protected and no data is lost during any circumstances.

 

Data recovery is considered as one of the most important features and the Android Data Recovery and other tools can help to recover the deleted files and restore them with ease.

How To Recover Deleted Files On Android

LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z

Smartphones are covering the bigger space in the market. However, as the numbers of phones are increasing, the stiff competition and high value in the market are equally increasing. LG and Sony are fiercely competing with the smartphones with incredible features and specifications. LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z are two phones that are often compared for their similarities in the market bucket and in similar ranges. Here is the full comparison of the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z.

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Design

Both the phones are differently designed. Sony Xperia Z is a strong smartphone made of metal and LG G4 on the other contains full plastic body. However, as far as the design is concerned Sony Xperia Z moves ahead with the water resistant and dust resistant features as well.

Display

Sony Xperia Z is a 5.2 inches phone as compared to 5.5 inches of LG G4. Even though both the phone are made of IPS LCD technology, the LG G4 ranks higher with the 1440*2560 pixel density as compared to 1080*1920 of Xperia Z. However, the later is not bad either. LG G4 is considered better smartphone with the display by the virtue of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

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Camera

When it comes to the camera both the smartphones are equally placed. The Sony Xperia Z has a stunning 20.7 MP rear camera with features like Face Detection, Smile Detection, Digital Image Stabilization, Geo Tagging and others. However, the 16 MP rear camera of LG G4 isn’t bad either. It has the features like Optical Image Stabilization, Manual Focus, Auto focus among others. The Sony Xperia Z has 5.1 MP of Front Camera as compared to 8 MP Front Camera of LG G4.

Hardware

This is perhaps the most interesting and important comparison of the smartphones. Sony uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor for the Xperia Z as LG sticks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. However, the speeds of the processor are quite comparable. The Adreno 430 graphic processor of Xperia Z gets inches ahead with Adreno 418 Graphic Processor of LG G4. The native memory of the phones are 32 GB, however, one both smartphone supports microSD card slot. As far as the hardware and the performance are concerned, both the phones are quite poised and can be clubbed under same category. However, Sony Xperia Z may get slight advantage due to extended features.

Battery

The battery performances of the phones are also quite comparable. Sony Xperia Z uses 2930 mAh battery and the LG G4 uses 3010 mAh. The performances of the battery are quite similar for both the smartphones.

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Software

The Sony Xperia Z has been launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop version. LG G4 is also launched with the same version but upgrade will be available once the Android N or Android Marshmallow 6.0 is released. 

Both phones can be bought locked or carrier free. The locked version is  a little cheaper but you can easily unlock it using an online service like UnlockUnit or UnlockBase.

Conclusion

Sony Xperia Z and LG G4 are good smartphones in terms of specifications and performance. The high quality and effective features rank the phones in the similar grade.

LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z

Basic Security Tips For iPhone Users

At a time, when cybercrime is one the rise and security has taken the most crucial role, people look to secure their gadgets all the time. It is considered that the iPhones are secured. However, there is always scope of improvements. The recent hacking on the Apple proved that no gadget is secured. However, simple practices and the efforts can also enhance the security of the iPhone. Here are the simple tips that can improve the security of the iPhone.

Password

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People generally keep 4 digit digital code for unlocking the phone. However, strong password can eliminate the fear of hacking at the first place. The unlocking password is the first gateway and one must take it pretty seriously. A strong password with the combination of letters, numbers and symbols is most effective password for iPhone.

Lock Screen Notification

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It does not matter how strong your password is, the lock screen notifications can always reveal some of your information. It is therefore best to disable the lock screen notification to give no ground to the hackers in case your iPhone is attacked. You can change it from the Settings within the Passcode section of the iPhone.

Two Step Verifications

You must turn on the two step verifications for the Apple ID and the iCloud services. These are the most vulnerable features of the iPhone and you must ensure tightest security possible for the sake of security. You can register another device that you control for the verification process and ensure highest security standard.

Siri

Siri is interesting and equally fascinating. However, you must disable the Siri when the screen is locked. This is the best practice for highest security standard. Also you must disable the activation of Siri with the voice command of “Hey Siri”. These are very significant security tips for the iPhones.

Auto Sync to iCloud

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You must disable the auto sync to the iCloud. This can be very disastrous for the iPhone users. One must ensure that iCloud has only those data that you want, the auto sync feature can put everything there and that is very vulnerable indeed.

Wi-Fi Connections

The iPhone users generally have automatic Wi-Fi connections for the previously used or known networks. However, cybercrime can take place by using the fake network for Wi-Fi on the same ground to access your data. It is true that auto recognition and connection to the networks saves time and efforts but that can prone to hacking.

Apps and browsers

Your browsers have the options for cookies, turning those off can be very good security options. You can always turn off the auto fill options as well. You must not allow the apps to use your personal details in order to enhance the security.

Security Apps

There are ranges of security apps available free or paid for the iPhones. You can use the security apps to increase the security level even more. Security apps like mSecure, Lookout, Best Phone Security Pro, Foscam Surveillance Pro are few of the examples of the security apps.

You can ensure higher security of your iPhones with these simple tips.

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Basic Security Tips For iPhone Users