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7 WhatsApp Tips That Every User Should Know

With more than 600 million active users,WhatsApp is now the popular messaging app worldwide.The vast user base also makes the app vulnerable to hacking and other security risks.WhatsApp does release security updates and fixes time to time issues, here are some simple tips from security research company ESET to make it more secure.
Block WhatsApp photos from appearing in GalleryPictures that you receive on WhatsApp are automatically stored in your phone’s Gallery, exposing them to anyone who browses photos on your phone. In iPhone, you can go into the phone’s Settings menu, then tap ‘Privacy’, ‘Photos’, and deselect WhatsApp which will restrict this.For Android users it’s a little bit complicated.Using a file explorer app such as ES File Explorer, you can find WhatsApp’s ‘Images’ and ‘Videos’ folders and create a file within each called ‘.nomedia’. This will stop Android Gallery app from scanning the folder.If not get KeepSafe app from the play store and hide the selected pics and vide…

New Technology: The all-metal luxury Android Wear LG Watch Urbane

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New Technology: The all-metal luxury Android Wear LG Watch Urbane
LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its first all-metal luxury Android Wear device, LG Watch Urbane, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. As its name suggests, the smartwatch is designed for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer that delivers unparalleled technology and performance. LG Watch Urbane is the perfect device for wearers looking to add both style and high-tech flare to their everyday lives.

The LG Watch Urbane follows closely in the footsteps of the LG Watch R, the first smartwatch with a full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, which LG launched in October 2014. While the LG Watch R was designed with the active user in mind, the LG Watch Urbane is more formal with a thinner profile making it perfect for either men or women. Resembling a luxury timepiece, LG combined a classic design and innovative features to add style and convenience to everyday life while raising the already high standards se…

US drone rules impact Amazon plans

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The draft regulations issued by the FAA insist that drones must remain within the line of sight of their pilot The Federal Aviation Authority's (FAA) draft rules for the use of drones in US airspace do not permit Amazon to launch its Amazon Air delivery service. The draft rules state that pilots must remain within eyesight of their unmanned crafts, although it said it would consider factoring in a second line of sight in some cases.
Pilots must also be FAA certified to operate drones.
Amazon said it remained "committed" to its plans for delivery via drone.
"We are committed to realising our vision... and are prepared to deploy where we have the regulatory support we need," said Paul Misener, Amazon's vice-president of global public policy.
The firm had said last year that in terms of the technology required for Amazon Air, it was ready to launch as soon as regulations were in place.
The draft rules will b…

Imogen Heap's sci-fi gloves make anyone a musician

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Essex, England (CNN)With a flick of her wrist, the drum beat begins. The familiar deep sound of the tom-tom drum echoes around the makeshift studio. But this is a musical performance with a twist. For a start, the "studio" is actually a converted barn deep in the English countryside. The woman playing the "instrument" is Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap. And the drum she's beating doesn't exist. Pioneering the fusion of wearable tech and music, Heap is in a completely different octave thanks to what she calls her Mi.Mu Gloves -- gloves that put the power to create an entire musical composition right at her fingertips. "In the past the only way that I could interact with the computer (to make music) was by using a mouse and a keyboard and this is very two-dimensional," explains the musical trendsetter. "I wanted to be able to have something which ... was directly from (the) brain -- to quickly be able to manipulate sound ju…

WhatsApp finally lets you chat on your computer using Chrome

WhatsApp announced today that its chat service is finally headed to your computer. The messaging app has always been mobile first but that doesn't mean users want to be glued to their phones all the time.
Chatting on a laptop will require an Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry device and the Google Chrome web browser (PC | Mac). iOS users are out of luck as "platform limitations" prevent this from working with the iOS app. Cue smug Android users.
To get WhatsApp working on your computer, you have to be running the latest version of WhatsApp. In Chrome, navigate to https://web.whatsapp.com and you'll see your personalized QR code. Open up the app on your phone and tap on the menu button (three dots on Android) and then tap WhatsApp Web. This will bring up a QR code scanner and will pair your phone with your browser.
The web app relies on the app running on your phone so if your battery dies on your device, the web app stops working.
WhatsApp recommends having y…

LG investigates Smart TV 'unauthorised spying' claim

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LG is investigating allegations that some of its TVs send details about their owners' viewing habits back to the manufacturer even if the users have activated a privacy setting. It follows a blog by a UK-based IT consultant who detailed how his Smart TV was sending data about which channels were being watched. His investigation also indicated that the TVs uploaded information about the contents of devices attached to the TV. It could mean LG has broken the law. The Information Commissioner's Office told the BBC it was looking into the issue. "We have recently been made aware of a possible data breach which may involve LG Smart TVs," said a spokesman. "We will be making enquiries into the circumstances of the alleged breach of the Data Protection Act before deciding what action, if any, needs to be taken." When the consultant - Hull-based Jason Huntley - contacted the South Korean company he was told that by using the TV he had accepted LG's terms and co…

Not in front of the telly: Warning over 'listening' TV

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Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set. The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature. Such TV sets "listen" to some of what is said in front of them and may share details they hear with Samsung or third parties, it said. Privacy campaigners said the technology smacked of the telescreens, in George Orwell's 1984, which spied on citizens. Data sharing The warning came to light via a story in online news magazine the Daily Beast which published an excerpt of a section of Samsung's privacy policy for its net-connected Smart TV sets. The policy explains that the TV set will be listening to people in the same room to try to spot when commands or queries are issued via the remote. It goes on to say: "If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third p…

HOW TO SECURE YOUR WIRELESS WI-FI NETWORK

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Technology is speeding up in all sectors of life. Be it while finding something to shop online, or to keep people updated through various websites and blog. And with the ever increasing need and demand for wireless networks, every one around is concerned about its security. To privatize your own personal wi-fi networks, save them off prosecutors, or hackers. Reasons being many, most important of them, reduced internet bills, fast access to the web, and a saviour from security hazards. These are tricks to help you secure your wireless network to its maximum possibility. ENCRYPT YOU WI-FI NETWORK :        In order to prevent other computers in the area from using your internet connection, you need to encrypt your wireless signals. While using wi-fi networks, every detail of data you send and received can be easily accessed by anyone with the right set of tools. Packet sniffers can be used by even a non-hacker or the naive ones. Which means, hackers can not only see your  details of webs…

Tips To Improve Your Laptop Battery Life

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How would it be like if we could come up with ways to better the battery life of our laptops? Great, isn’t it? For its not only just an idea expressed, but also a need for many. Everytime people are seen complaining about poor battery life, except the ones with MAC obviously. If there were ways to increase your battery life, and better it, a bliss it would be. So here we come up with some tricks that would help you do so. These are some basic yet easy tricks, that would surely help in improving your laptop’s battery life : Defrag Often : This is one of the best ways yo improve your laptop’s battery life. Though inapplicable at times when the batter is working just fine, its an easy way to keep your laptop’s battery geared up at all times. Defragmentation of hard drive means faster and smoother working of the laptop, and low batter consumption. Lower the brightness : Many laptops have options to reduce the brightness while its not being used. Use minimum possible brightness, that soothe…

Best Hidden Secret Android Codes!

1. Complete Information About your Phone 
*#*#4636#*#*
This code is used to get some really interesting information about your phone and battery. It shows following 4 menus on screen:
Phone information
Battery information
Battery history
Usage statistics
secret-2Bcodes

2. Factory data reset


*#*#7780#*#*
This code is used for the factory data reset. It’ll remove following things:
All the Google account settings stored in your phone
System and application data and settings
Downloaded applications in your Internal SD!
It’ll NOT remove:
Current system software and bundled application
SD card files e.g. photos, music files, etc.
Note: Once you give this code, you get a prompt screen asking you to click on “Reset phone” button. So you get a chance to cancel your operation.
3. Format Android Phone

*2767*3855#
4. Phone Camera Update

*#*#34971539#*#*
This code can be used to get information about phone camera. It displays the follwing 4 menus:
Update camera firmware in image (Don’t try this option)
Update camera firm…

Google's Atlas robot severs its power cord

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Atlas now operates more quietly than it used to do A redesigned version of Atlas - one of the world's most advanced robots - has been revealed by the Pentagon. The android gains more advanced wrists, allowing it to turn door handles without having to move its entire arm. But the key change is the inclusion of a battery pack, allowing it to function without an attached power cord. The addition means the Google-owned machine qualifies for the final round of a robotics competition run by the US military's R&D unit, Darpa. Seven of the 20 teams expected to take part in June's event intend to use Atlas. They will distinguish themselves by adding their own software to the machine and adopting different strategies to cope with the challenges posed. The final event's rules state that the human-supervised robots taking part cannot be connected to power cords, fall arrestors, or wired communications. "Being cordless is absolutely essential …

Microsoft ditching the Nokia name on smartphones

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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29724072Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new smartphones, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish firm's mobile devices division. New Nokia Lumia phones will instead be known as Microsoft Lumia, the company said. The parts of Nokia that were not bought by Microsoft will continue to use the name. The mobile operation was bought by Microsoft in April in a deal worth $7.2bn (£4.6bn). Since then, Microsoft has quietly shifted away from the Nokia brand. A post on a French Facebook page for Nokia-branded devices confirmed the shift. The renaming will roll out globally in due course, Microsoft has said. The announcement does not prevent Microsoft from continuing to use the Nokia brand on its less powerful "feature phones", which it has the right to do for about 10 years. Microsoft is currently having a big shake-up. In July, chief executive Satya Nadella announced the cutting of 18,000 jobs. The bulk of the cuts, around 12,…