Wednesday, 10 April 2019

April 10, 2019

Android Security Tips: 11 proven ways to keep your device safe

As mobile technology advances, attempts are being made by manufacturers to curtail security concerns and protect users’ data. A number of security features have been introduced to curb both physical and background access to information without users’ consents.

However, a few caveats exist which men of the dark world tend to exploit. The truth is that “The fight between security advocates and black hat hackers will keep on till the end of the world”.

Friday, 5 April 2019

April 05, 2019

How to Add or Edit an Alternative text in Instagram Images

A few months ago, Instagram announced that they will be introducing several features to make the social media platform more accessible to different categories of users. To start with, they introduced one of such features known as the Alt text that allows you to add a description to your images.

As noted, Instagram has over 285 million impaired users in need of easy-to-use alternatives for accessing the resources on the platform. They are therefore concerned with helping these minority of users to enjoy their services just like every other user.

Friday, 30 November 2018

November 30, 2018

Instagram to improve Accessibility Beginning with Alt Text

Recently, access to Web contents has greatly improved as several regulating bodies tend to define rules and policies to guide how web resources are made available to users. Several accessibility features such as readability, aiding impairments and many others have been introduced, especially to the web, to help impaired users enjoy web resources.

It is in this note that Instagram - a social media platform - decided to add accessibility features to their app starting with the alternative text feature. This useful improvement was announced 28th November 2018 via their official newsroom.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

November 28, 2018

10 Effective Ways to Manage Storage on Android and Save Space

It’s often a battle among many a phone user as they attempt to utilise the available storage space on their Android devices. The concerns become much more when an economy model is purchased. Though modern high-class phones come with internal storage space of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB, the desire to have several trending apps, capture videos, store files, and take photographs demands for more storage.

The storage feature of an Android device or smartphone is one of the top features to consider when purchasing a smartphone. Unfortunately, not many people know how to manage storage or free up space on their devices.

Friday, 23 November 2018

November 23, 2018

New Facebook Messenger - what to expect from the latest update

Leave aside the recent data breaches and Facebook’s legal battle with several regulatory bodies, the giant social media company has not relented in giving users a taste of social pleasures as they yet unfold a new and well-improved messenger app late October.

Facebook has officially called the new app Messenger 4 and is built on the simplicity of design and connectivity. According to the VP of Messenger, Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger 4 app is a simplified version that puts focus back on messaging and connecting.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

November 20, 2018

How to Download WhatsApp Profile Picture to your phone

WhatsApp keeps dominating the social media and quite a large number of social media enthusiasts have found it pleasing to communicate with friends. This is due to the fact that WhatsApp integrates cool features that eases its use.

For instance, you can download profile pictures of friends and the group you belong to, or even download WhatsApp statuses of your friends without the need for technical expertise, provided your device is WhatsApp-compliant.

Aside from that, the end-to-end communication approach adopted by this platform enhances how people share information and other resources – such as pictures, videos, documents, audio, etc. – with their friends.

The above and many other things have made WhatsApp what it is today – a haven of billion users sharing ideas and information.

Well, not to go astray let’s get back to why you clicked this link.

You want to find out how to download the profile pictures of your friends or groups without anyone sending them to you.

Yeah, that’s what this post is created for – to guide you in doing just that.

Download WhatsApp profile Pictures
But wait a minute! Why would you want to download these profile pictures?

I guess the reason is that some of these profile pictures are beautiful, educative, encouraging, informative and edifying. So, you want to either have them among the pictures in your gallery or to simply share them with your friends on your status.

Ok, that’s fine. After all, that’s what social media platforms are created for – to share the moments and excitements with friends and [enemies] alike.

So, straightway, I will show you how to download WhatsApp profile pictures of friends and Groups

How to Download WhatsApp Profile Pictures

There are basically two ways you can do this, and I will describe them so that anyone that is convenient for you can be used. Both methods work for both the profile pictures of friends and for groups.

From Dashboard

This one is straightforward...

Open WhatsApp and you will be directed to the list of the groups or people you last chatted with, something I call the Dashboard.

Scroll to identify the friend’s or group’s profile picture you want to download.
If you had never chatted in the group or with the contact, simply tap the contact feature to display the list of all the contacts and groups you have.

Now, tap the circular profile picture of the friend or contact without necessarily opening the chat you last had with the contact.

This will increase the view of the picture. Again, tap the picture to access the full image. At the top right corner, Tap the share button and choose Save to gallery.

That will automatically download the profile picture to your phone.
To view or access the download picture, read the guide below.

From each Chat Panel

This is an alternative way of downloading profile pictures from the profile of a contact or group. Irrespective of the method you choose to use, the result will be the same.

So, let’s get started with this…

On your WhatsApp dashboard, open the contact or group whose profile picture you want to download.

Tap on the name of the contact or group as shown below, or simplify tap the menu at the top right and tap View contact.

Either way, you will be directed to the profile page where you will need to enlarge the profile image by tapping on it.

Now, at the top right corner, tap the share button and choose Save to Gallery. This will automatically save the WhatsApp profile picture to your phone.

Accessing the Downloaded Picture


Now you’ve downloaded the profile picture, but you’re left with the need to access. The quickest you would love to do that is by checking the gallery.

However, you might not see this picture there sometimes for reasons akin to the type of phone and Android version you’re using.

In that case, follow this guide to access the profile picture you just downloaded.

Open any file manager you have on your device, e.g. ES File Explorer, or the default file manager that comes with your phone.

Go to this directory:

Internal Storage>WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Profile photos

There, you will see the profile picture you downloaded. You can move to any directory of your choice and ease how you access it again.

Over to you

Trust me, there will times when you would love to have the profile pictures used by those on your WhatsApp contact list or that of a group you belong. You don’t necessarily need to ask for someone to send the picture to you. Just use one of the above methods and such picture will become yours.

Well, I just showed you an easy way to download WhatsApp profile pictures, and either of the methods you choose to use will grant you enough access to whatever picture you want to download.

However, not all downloaded pictures are advisable to publicise, as some of them can be copyrighted. To avoid legal penalty or alarms that will drain on the social platform, ensure that the profile pictures you download and use from others are actually safe.

Happy WhatsApping!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

October 09, 2018

How to Enable or Unhide App Freezer on Infinix

The Infinix app Freezer is a very useful tool preinstalled on Infinix phones running on XOS Chameleon Operating Systems. The app contributes immensely to how users can manage the RAM space of their devices.

It simply evaluates how you use some apps after a time, and recommends that the ones that are rarely used be frozen. By freezing rarely used apps, more space is freed as frozen apps appear to be uninstalled, even though they can be unfrozen anytime.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

September 30, 2018

How to Freeze and Unfreeze Apps to Manage Storage Space

The Infinix Freezer App is a useful app built into the XOS Chameleon to enhance storage management, simply by preventing rarely used apps from taking up unnecessary space. It is not a new thing that some smartphones require more space for other relevant apps – e.g. Email app, social media apps, etc. - to function effectively.

However, the available space appears to be taken up by applications rarely used, and surprisingly, enormous space is consumed by these apps. Though there are several approaches such as clearing apps cache, uninstalling rarely used apps, using a cleaner, among others, using Infinix App Freezer provides the balance between safety and efficient space management.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

August 09, 2018

Android 9 Pie - 4 AI Features for Smartphones

Android 9 Pie AI features are quite a beauty to behold and trust me, you wouldn't want to miss out. Imagine owning a mobile device that predicts your routines and launches your favourite apps automatically. Google has definitely taken every one of us by surprise.

I meant real surprise.

Yes! It's a surprise and an amazing technological breakthrough.
AI - Artificial Intelligence - has been promoted and encouraged by tech giants recently, as the future drives us towards automation. It's gradually becoming the bane of technological developments, that has now been enshrined into smartphones.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August 01, 2018

How to Download or Save WhatsApp Status to your Phone

It's not much of a big deal to save WhatsApp status of your contacts on your phone. Some few years back, this looked much like a difficult task to achieve. But, that is now overcome, and you can download or save statuses you prefer.

WhatsApp has taken the social media by storm and now command tremendous followership. There are over 1 billion accounts running every day on WhatsApp. Given the short span, this SM platform has been around, that's an excellent growth rate.

Virtually every smartphone user desires this app to be working perfectly. Sometimes you wonder why. There are quite a number of reasons.

First, it's completely free to download and activate. Also, its simplicity means you need no special skills to use it. It's completely flexible. Additionally, you can express your feelings with quick status(es) that expire after 24 hours.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

July 14, 2018

3 Tricks to Capture Photos with your Smartphone

Taking photos or pictures during important occasions is something everyone would love to do. Sometimes, taking pictures on odd days for future reference becomes a necessity too. It becomes a thing of joy to look at some of the photos and imagine how you or your friend once looked like some years back. Bearing this in mind, the need to capture photos has become high.

Virtually every smartphone manufactured in recent days integrates excellent camera features. This is because phone manufacturers have come to learn that cameras are highly in demand by users of smartphones, especially social media enthusiasts. Now, the camera specification of a smartphone is one of the top features every smartphone must possess, and which buyers look out for.

Monday, 25 June 2018

June 25, 2018

Android P - Smarter features for smartphones

Google keeps making improvements to one of the most used mobile OS. by Andoird ™, in the World by releasing portable, more optimised and smarter versions every now and then. As mobile technology transits, the need to keep with the pace becomes magnified. And so, Google desirous of staying ahead in the race, has decided to drop the version of the Android series named Android P. So, what is Android P all about? Does it offer features other Android versions or mobile OSes haven't offered? What strikes the balance in using it as compared to other Mobile OS out there?

Lots of questions to ask. But. trust me on this, Android has never failed to meet greater percentages of users' expectations. From smartness, simplicity, digital optimisation to privacy and security, you have everything covered in a unique way. Google keeps raising competition levels by matching key features of other mobile OS and introducing mouth watering innovations to stay above their competitors.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

June 21, 2018

Samsung Electronics: Features, Modifications and Release Dates of the Samsung Galaxy S Iterations

     Samsung Galaxy S series

The Samsung Galaxy S' are series of Android-powered smartphones produced by Samsung Electronics of South Korea- Asia part of the world. Samsung Galaxy S series consists of Samsung Galaxy S9 series, S8 series, S7 series, S6 series, S5, S4, S3, S2 - stratosphere, S2, and S.

Samsung Galaxy
General Features of the Galaxy Series
Developer : Samsung Electronics
Type: Smartphones and tablets
Date of Release: 4th June, 2010 till date
Operating system: Android
Processor: Samsung Exynos or Qualcomm.

The series consisted initially of smartphones and the first brand- the Samsung Galaxy S, was announced in March, 2010 and released for sale in June, 2010. Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Series in 2013, it has been Samsung's flagship smartphones alongside the Samsung Note phablet(an intermediate between mobile phones and tablet) smartphone which was released in 2011, the Galaxy Series has co-existed with the Galaxy Notes' as being Samsung's flagship smartphones.

Samsung later expanded the Galaxy Series to tablet computers with the announcement of the first-generation Galaxy Tab S in June 2014 and was released July, 2014. The latest Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, both were released on the 16th March, 2018, and the latest tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 released in March 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S

  The original Samsung Galaxy S which the first invention in the Samsung Galaxy S line flagship smartphone was announced in March 2010 and was later released in June 2010.
samsung galaxy s
samsung galaxy s

Display: 4.0" Super AMOLED display with 480x800 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 3
Storage size: Between 2 and 16 GB (expandable)
RAM: 512 MB
Battery: 1500 mAH (not in-built)

 Samsung Galaxy S II

 Samsung electronics announced the Galaxy S II on 13 February 2011 and was  released later in the year.
samsung galaxy

Display: 4.3" or 4.5" Super AMOLED display with 480x800 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Texas Instruments OMAP4430, or Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
Storage: 16 or 32 GB (expandable)
Battery: 1650 or 1800 mAH (removable)

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II

Samsung announced the Galaxy Stratosphere II on 12 November 2012.

Display: 4.0" Super AMOLED display with 800x480 pixel resolution
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Storage: 8 GB (expandable- up to 32GB microSD)
Battery: 1800 mAH (removable)

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S III on 3 May 2012. It features ;
[1] a multiwindow feature whereby users can use two apps simultaneously (available from Android 4.1),
[2] an "Ambient Light" feature whereby the screen brightness can automatically adjust to the light level,
[3] a "Smart Stay" feature that can prevent the phone's screen from turning off by looking at the phone,
[4] a personal assistant called S Voice,
[5] the ability to tag faces in the phone's gallery
[6] an "S Beam" feature to transfer files via NFC,
[7] a LED light on the front of the phone that notify users. A feature whereby users can accomplish tasks by moving the phone,
[8] and color point effects for the camera.

Display: 4.8" Super AMOLED display with 720x1280 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228
Storage: 16, 32, or 64 GB (expandable)
RAM: 1, 1.5, or 2 GB
Battery: 2100 mAH (not in-built)

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 was first announced by Samsung on 14 March 2013. Improvements over its predecessor (the Galaxy S3) include
• an IR blaster that allows the phone to be a universal remote control, a smart Program feature that would pause videos when no one's looking at the screen and play once you look at the screen.
• a "Smart Rotation" feature whereby the screen rotation blocks itself by detecting the user's face
• a "Smart Scroll" feature whereby webpages would automatically scroll by tilting the head of the device
• a "Story Album" feature
• a barometer to measure the atmospheric pressure
• the ability to measure the ambient(surroundings) temperature
• the ability to measure the ambient humidity percentage
• a one-handed mode (available via update)
• the ability to increase the sensitivity for usage with gloves
• an "Air View" feature that allows information to be shown by hovering the screen without touching it
• an "Air Gesture" feature" whereby users can control the device by moving the hand over the phone
• the option to adapt the phone to an optimal display and optimal sound
• the ability to take a photo and record up to nine seconds of sound
• the ability to take a fast-motion photo and make a repeat effect
• the ability to take a photo and animate it
• and the ability to erase parts of a photo.
samsung galaxy s4

The Galaxy S4 was introduced with so many features hence, the phone was called feature creep and was also called innovation by some.
Display: 5.0" Super AMOLED display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB (expandable)
Battery: 2600 mAH (replaceable)

Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced on 24 February 2014. It improves upon the Galaxy S4
• by adding a heart rate monitor
• IP67 water resistance
• a fingerprint scanner
• the ability to record 4K videos, the ability to take better photos in low light levels
• a "Download Booster" feature to increase download levels to the maximum bandwidth allowed
• the ability to restrict the usage of battery by limiting the phone's battery usage
• USB 3.0
• It removes the temperature sensor, humidity sensor, and "Story Album" feature from the Galaxy S4.
samsung galaxy s5
samsung galaxy s5

Display: 5.1" Super AMOLED display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5422, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB (expandable)
RAM: 2 or 3 GB
Battery: 2800 mAH (replaceable)

Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S6 series features three phones: the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on 1 March 2015. On 13 August 2015, the Galaxy S6 edge+ was announced along side the Galaxy Note5. The Galaxy S6 series improves upon its predecessors by adding the ability to ;
• quickly and wirelessly charge the phone
• virtual reality (compatible with the Galaxy Gear VR), a "Smart Manager" feature
• and the ability to customize interface with themes
• It also features a new metal and glass build.
• It also has a 16 megapixels camera which gives you quality photoshoots.
The Galaxy S6 series removes several features from its predecessors, such as the microSD slot, a removable battery, Air Gesture, Air View, Smart Pause, Smart Rotation, Smart Scroll, the one-handed mode, Sensitivity, and USB 3.0 support. In addition, the batteries in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are smaller than the battery in the Galaxy S5.
samsung galaxy s6
samsung galaxy s6

Display: 5.1" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge); 5.7" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S6 edge+)
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Storage: 32, 64, or 128 GB
RAM: 3 GB (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge); 4 GB (Galaxy S6 edge+)
Battery: 2550 mAH (Galaxy S6); 2600 mAH (Galaxy S6 edge); 3000 mAH (Galaxy S6 edge+)- inbuilt

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 series, which consists of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, was announced on 21 February 2016. They improved upon the Galaxy S6 by adding
• an always-on display to optionally show information while the screen is off
• a "Dual Pixel" camera feature for faster autofocus
• improved low-light photos
• and IP68 water resistance.
(The Galaxy S5 had IP67 water resistance; however, the Galaxy S6 lacked this feature.) It also includes a microSD card reader, which had been present on the Galaxy S5 and earlier iterations of the Galaxy S line but was not present on the Galaxy S6. However, the IR blaster was removed from the Galaxy S7
• and the camera in the Galaxy S7 has 12 megapixels down from the Galaxy S6's 16 megapixels.
samsung galaxy s7
samsung galaxy s7

Display: 5.1" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S7); 5.5" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S7 edge)
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Storage: 32, 64, or 128 GB (expandable)
Battery: 3000 mAH (Galaxy S7); 3600 mAH (Galaxy S7 edge) - [in-built]

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones on 29 March 2017.  They feature ;
• an iris scanner, which was not present on the Galaxy S7 phones. • S Voice has also been replaced by Bixby.
 In addition, the microUSB port has been replaced by a USB-C port, and
• the physical home button and capacitive buttons have been replaced by on-screen keys.
Display: 5.8" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S8); 6.2" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S8+).
samsung galaxy s8
samsung galaxy s8

Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage: 64 or 128 GB
Battery: 3000 mAH (Galaxy S8); 3500 mAH (Galaxy S8+) - {removable}
Brand Colors: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, or Maple Gold

Samsung Galaxy S9

The release of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ were announced on 25 February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress and was said to feature:
•an improved camera, redesigned back panel and improved internals.
 • The fingerprint scanner on the back is relocated to below the rear-facing camera,
• and the earpiece becomes an additional speaker for stereo sound.
samsung galaxy s9
samsung galaxy s9

Display: 5.8" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S9); 6.2" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S9+).
Processor: Samsung Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage: 64, 128 or 256 GB (expandable)
RAM: 4 GB (Galaxy S9); 6 GB (Galaxy S9+)
Battery: 3000 mAh (Galaxy S9); 3500 mAh (Galaxy S9+) - [in-built]
Colors: Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray,, Coral Blue.

   Samsung Galaxy Tab series

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

The first generation Galaxy Tab S was announced on  June 12, 2014. The tablet comes in two sizes, an 8.4-inch version and a 10.5-inch version.
Samsung galaxy tab S
Samsung galaxy tab S

Display: 8.4" Super AMOLED display with 1600x2560 pixel resolution (8.4-inch version); 10.5" Super AMOLED display with 1600x2560 pixel resolution (10.5-inch version).
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (both versions), Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (both versions), or Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433 (10.5-inch version)
Storage: 16 or 32 GB (expandable)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2 series on the 20th July, 2015. It comes in two series- an 8.0-inch version and a 9.7-inch version.
Samsung galaxy tab S2
Samsung galaxy tab S2

Display: 8.0" Super AMOLED display with 1536x2048 pixel resolution (8.0-inch version); 9.7" Super AMOLED display with 1536x2048 pixel resolution (9.7-inch version)
Storage: 32 or 64 GB (expandable)

Samsung Galaxy  Tab S3

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 on 26 February 2017. Unlike the Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Tab S2, the Galaxy Tab S3 only comes in one size, a 9.7-inch model.

Samsung galaxy tab S3
Samsung galaxy tab S3

Display: 9.7" Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Storage: 32 GB (expandable)
Battery: 6,000 MAh.
 In conclusion, Samsung smartphones [Galaxy series] has basically all features you as a user would need for optimal satisfaction, depending on the series you go for.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

June 07, 2018

Nokia 7 Plus - Full Specs and Price

Nokia 7 Plus is a powerful Android-based smartphone that delivers essence - in beauty, performance, durability, entertainment, security, and speed. Carefully grafted by the manufacturers, the design epitomises an inner aesthetic splendour with a satisfactory classic feel. Users find it comfortable and exciting to own this piece of technological excellence from Nokia.

Its speed and performance are two fully-considered aspects in the development of this smartphone.  The 4GB RAM combines powerfully with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to harness operations at amazing speed, thus, eradicating delays arising from low storage space and heavy-weight apps.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

April 21, 2018

Tecno Camon X Pro - Full Specs and Price

Tecno Camon X Pro is the latest mobile production from Mobile technology giants, Tecno Mobile, and part of the Camon brand of phones with fully optimised features and components. This new release builds on the existing features of previous Camon devices, but with considerable advancement in the quality of the overall development. 

The specs of this phone, completely, out beats most smartphones. The camera's quality and the OS reflect Tecno's goal of delivering to users a mobile device capable of performing 'digital magic' and conveying joy. The design, clearly, features sleekness, beauty, comfort and portability. boos

The MediaTek Chipset Processor combines excellently with a sizeable 4GB RAM to boost processing speed and optimising the performance of applications installed on it. Running on HiOS (Android Oreo), security, display, performance and entertainment is definitely what to expect.