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3 May 2019

13 Ways on How To Find Hidden Spyware on Android Smartphone


If you’re looking for ways on how to find hidden spyware on Android, then you’ve come to the right place.

Every smartphone, tablet, and other smart electronic device comes with premium hardware and software features. Because of this, users tend to use their computer less to a point that some ended up not needing computers anymore.

Android devices nowadays can almost do anything that a regular Windows PC can. While smartphones are becoming similar to computers in usability, Android spyware and viruses are becoming more prevalent.

At this point, you may already possess more private information on your phone than you do on your PC. Privacy is one of the biggest issues on smartphones and if you’re wondering whether someone is tracking your phone or spying on your phone, then continue reading.

How To Find Hidden Spyware on Android

There are many spying apps, and people can easily install them on the phones of other users in order to monitor them.

Understanding what these spying services can do is necessary for detecting spyware and knowing how to get rid of it. In this post, we’ll share with you several tips that can indicate that your phone is being tracked or spied on, and what can be done about it.

1. Unusual Strange Phone Behavior

One of the most common ways to detect spyware is to check for odd or strange behavior from your phone. If there is spyware or tracking software installed on your phone, chances are, your phone will act differently.

Observe if your phone lights up on its own, shutting down automatically or make strange sounds.

Find apps on your phone that you don’t remember installing. Clicking on malicious links elsewhere, such as a spam email, could be inviting these onto your phone inadvertently.

Rooted phones are more susceptible to these attacks and unusual behavior. Change your passwords frequently.

Some nefarious apps will piggy-back onto ones that may seem safe (for example, Godless malware), and back in the days of Jelly Bean exploits were found that allowed remote installation of apps via script injection. These exploits have since been patched, but hackers are always looking for new ways in. It’s always a race to see who can find exploits and either take advantage or secure the breach.

“Can these behaviors have other causes as well?“

Definitely, and those causes may have absolutely nothing to do with spyware.

2. Unusual Battery Drain

Another useful way to find out whether someone is spying on your phone is an increase in battery usage. After using a phone for a couple of weeks, most people become familiar with battery patterns and know their average battery life. If your phone is suddenly experiencing sub-par battery life for no tangible reason, it could be spyware. Spyware and tracking apps can drain your phone’s battery, especially if they’re running constantly.

Battery Statistics

It could also be an older battery, a new app you installed that’s running perpetually in the background, or a malfunctioning battery. If your phone is heating up for no discernible reason when it is idle, the same rules apply. It could be spyware, but most modern malware has improved in this area, so consider other causes as well.

3.Noise During Phone Calls

Look for unusual noise or sounds during phone calls. If you hear beeps or any other sounds during phone calls, then this can mean your calls are being recorded. Call recording apps can make such noises.

Also, if the call quality has suddenly worsened, this can also mean that your phone calls are being recorded. Static or feedback can be signs. However, it might also mean that you simply have a bad connection or that your phone isn’t handling calls well. The world isn’t always a sinister place; but its parts, including carriers and cell phones, have no shortage of problems.

4. Random Reboots And Shut Downs

Spyware and tracking apps can cause random reboots and shutdowns on Android devices. If you believe that your phone’s software is stable and updated, then random reboots or shutdowns can mean your phone has spyware software installed. An unstable third-party app might also be causing this.
Rebooting

In order to be certain, uninstall the app that you think is causing the random shutdowns. If you still experience random reboots and shutdowns, then your phone might be being tracked or spied on.

5. Look For Strange Text Messages

Some spyware apps can send strange text messages on phones with different codes or symbols. If you’re receiving such texts on your Android smartphone, then there is a chance your phone is being spied on or tracked.
Stagefright Detector

Stagefright is an all-too-recent example, although it used a video text for its exploit. It was a vulnerability identified and almost entirely addressed without seeing much use by hackers, luckily. If it still freaks out you out, use the app below to make sure you don’t have it on your phone.

6. High Data Usage

This is also a really useful factor in determining whether your phone has spyware or tracking software installed. Spyware apps can use a lot of data to send out your phone’s information and an increase in your phone’s data usage can also mean that your phone is being spied on. It could also mean that you are spending more time online, so don’t forget to consider all the factors.
Make sure that you monitor your phone’s data usage regularly to find out about any unusually high usage in data. For an app that will help you do this, try My Data Manager below.

7. Sounds When Your Phone Is Not In Use

When your phone is idle, it shouldn’t make any sort of sound. If you’re hearing sounds when you’re not using your phone, it could mean that your phone is being spied on. If you want to eliminate both the possibility of spyware and also rogue apps causing the noises, perform a factory reset. If your phone is rooted, flash stock firmware. And don’t disregard OS updates. This will solve a lot of these problems.

8. Delay In Shut Down

Try shutting down your phone several times during the day. Android devices usually shut down quickly, but if your phone is taking an unusually long time shutting down, then this can suggest that someone is monitoring and controlling your phone. Or it could also be an app chewing up resources, an actual hardware problem, or a faulty/corrupted install.

9. Be App-Smart

Be wary of pirated apps. Advertisers collect data about your through ad/app bundles. Read what permissions an app requires you grant, and decide if it’s worth it. Watch for clones of legitimate apps and websites. A new technique, called smishing, creates an overlay on top of banking log-ins so that it can steal your information. Ensure you are on a secure site (the IP address starts with HTTPS instead of HTTP) when you enter sensitive information.


App Smart

Third-party apps can be awesome, but they also haven’t undergone the same amount of scrutiny that app stores like Google Play or Amazon put their apps through. And some bad apps do slip through on these sites as well before they are detected. If you experience issues with an app, get rid of it and reboot. If you still are having problems, start over with a factory reset.

10. PopUps

Ironically, a popup that warns about impending doom on your Android, can infect your phone with malware itself. The more you click these dialogue windows, the more possibility you will be redirected to a shady place or click on something deceptive. Never run a .exe or flash file that you aren’t sure about. A lot of advertising popups aren’t malware per se, but sometimes there’s a fine line between advertisements and malware, hence the terms — adware and malvertising.


PC Error Message

If a popup proclaims that you’ve won something that’s too good to be true; it probably is. Ads are annoying anyway, and there are a few apps you can download to block them like Adblock Browser for Android. These apps tend to be more effective if you are rooted.

Popups can be a sign of an existing infection, that wants to gain more privileges or information from you.

11. Check Suspicious Files

If you have a file manager installed on your phone, look for any suspicious files or folders created on your phone. If you find some new files and folders you know for a fact you didn’t install as part of an app or anything else, then there’s a chance your phone has tracking or spyware software installed.

Occasionally, you might be lucky enough to find phone numbers or emails that will lend a clue as to who is doing the tracking, but be certain before you assume and accuse.

12. Phone Suddenly Became So Slow

If your phone has suddenly become really slow for no obvious reasons at all, then there’s a risk that your phone is being monitored and controlled. Don’t leave your phone unattended around someone you don’t trust, use encryption, or at the very least, a lock screen.

13. Who’s Doing the Spying or Tracking?

Remember earlier when we said that the world isn’t always a sinister place? It isn’t, but there are some crappy people that do crappy things. What motivates them to take the time out of their day and expend the effort?

Spyware Anonymous


Most likely they:
presume you have something they want,
feel passionate about gaining your personal information (e.g. cheating spouse),
need to satisfy an addiction (but hackers/phreakers still need the effort to result in something worthwhile),
employ an app or method targeting a larger population segment,
or perhaps, employ you.
There isn’t a great way to identify the person doing the spying, because information can be redirected several times to several places. Your best bet is to prevent or get rid of the spyware.

Conclusion

No user wants viruses, tracking apps or spyware installed on his/her Android smartphone, but hackers are finding it increasingly worthwhile to put it there. The first step in fixing this issue is to check for spyware. Use the tips mentioned above to check whether there are spyware and tracking software installed on your phone, and if so, get rid of it.

Source: JoyOfAndroid

23 August 2018

Apple vs. Android, Which Side Are You On?

Apple vs Android. A debate that has been around for the better part of the decade. A debate that eclipses all others including Cox Internet Plans vs Comcast Internet Plans, mayo vs peanut butter and Coke vs Pepsi. Its often very hard to answer any of those questions. People choose on over the other based on their personal preferences. As iOS users and they are loyal to Apple. Ask Android users and they maintain it’s the best user experience. In this blog, we won’t be promoting one over the other. Instead we will be looking at certain key areas and how both Apple and Android perform in those areas.


Security

Security is an area in which Apple has the clear advantage. Its not completely impregnable but last year only 0.7% of global malware threats were aimed at iOS. This is partly due to the fact Android has more users but also due to the fact that Android is an easier target. Android users also tend to not be regular about updating their device, leaving it vulnerable to hackers. 

Customizability 

This one is a win for Android. Androids offer customizability in everything from lock screens to fonts. You can add or remove widgets as you please, changing the interface according to your preference. Each Android manufacturer has its own specific ‘flavor’ of the operating system, but all are fully customizable. Android allows you to tailor the user experience to your taste. On the other hand, its much harder to customize your experience on iOS since Apple holds its control measures very close. 

App Quality

Apple wins overall in the quality of apps you can download. Many apps are not available on Google Play due to concerns over piracy. Apple also has a stringent guidelines developers have to follow before getting their app approved. This ensures a measure of quality control across all the apps available on the Appstore. Apps on iOS tend to run smoothly, with fewer bugs and crashes than Android apps which don’t have the same quality. Android apps tend to have less effort involved in them because Android users tend to prefer free apps. 

Privacy

Privacy is a key area in which Apple is the clear winner. Apple has always been providing end-to-end encryption for iMessage, passcodes and fingerprints that are hard to break. Additionally with Touch ID, Apple became the first smartphone manufacturer to use Secure Enclave in its processors. Essentially, Secure enclave is a subsection of the processor which stores fingerprints and other security data. What this means is that if you own an iPhone 5s or above, Apple itself cannot break into your phone. 

Usability

This one is sort of a tie between the two. For someone who’s going through their first smartphone experience, Apple would probably seem to be the most user friendly. An average person accumulates around 20 plus apps and games on their phone which can affect user experience in Android phones. Too many apps can cause Android phones to become laggy and crash-prone. Apple keeps your phone running the same way it did on the first day even if you have 100 apps. Then again, Android offers the better user experience with its flexible interface controls. No clear winner here, its all dependent on what fits best with you.

Pricing

Android wins it when it comes to pricing. Android phones are much cheaper than Apple by far. Apple only has a small number of good phones and they are available at higher prices. Conversely, Android manufacturers tend to come out with smartphones of varying price ranges. When buying an Android phone, you can choose one according to the budget you have.

Innovative Hardware

Android is again the winner is in this category. Since there is fierce competition amongst Android manufacturers, they tend to go the extra mile to differentiate their brand. This has resulted in a range of innovative hardware features that you cant find in iPhones. Some examples are VR sets, IR blasters and dual SIM capabilities.

Specs

This is again an area in which Android is the clear winner. Android takes the lead in specifications like display resolution and touch screens like the AMOLED display. This makes for much clearer and sharper displays. Android phones also have better camera quality, storage capability and battery life than iPhones. With the advent of NFC, Android have stepped up their compatibility game when it comes to interacting with devices nearby.

There are tons of other areas in which the two popular operating systems compete. Both have specific strengths and weaknesses. While this blog can’t conclusively settle this debate, it hopefully gave you useful information to make your own decision. That means we can now shift our focus to other debates, such as the Frontier vs Comcast one.

Author Bio:


Stephen N. Mills is an entrepreneur, marketer, and writer. As San Francisco resident, he loves reading books and writing on different topics like SEO, Branding, Health and etc. That's where he finds his inspiration to author in-depth guides that teach E-commerce store owners ways to manage, grow and scale their business. In a former life, Stephen co-founded a custom menswear company which generates 6-figures in annual revenue through its website and retail

30 October 2014

How to Use WhatsApp on PC

Now a days everyone is using WhatsApp on its mobile phone. The popularity of WhatsApp is increasing day by day. So if you are not carrying your phone, you can stuck without WhatsApp.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp
There are several factors why you'd want to use WhatsApp on a PC operating Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Verifying your phone is a diversion that you might want to prevent while working. It's undesirable to change to another system just to deliver a number of fast information. And if you've missing your phone, then you might want a fast way to message people and let them know. Regardless of what your factors are, you can run WhatsApp on a PC. Check out now here :

Also see : How to Use Android Apps on PC

WhatsApp on PC
WhatsApp on PC

Follow the following steps to install the WhatsApp on your PC :

  1. First of all, you have system’s minimum requirements for installing the app player called "BlueStacks" and you must have the internet connection to install this player.
  2. You must have a mobile no. so that you can verify it with account on WhatsApp.
  3. Download this BlueStacks app player from here.
  4. After that install this app player on your PC. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending speed of your internet. Because it download several related files directly from internet.
  5. After installing just search the whatsapp in search bar of BlueStcks and install it or download the apk file of whatsapp from here.
  6. Double-click the WhatsApp.apk file which is saved on your PC. The app will automatically install itself in BlueStacks App Player.
  7. Enter your phone number and click Verify.
  8. Now wait for 5 minutes as WhatsApp tries to automatically verify using SMS.
  9. After 5 minutes, WhatsApp will offer you an option for verification through Voice call. Just Click Call me.
  10. And finally here you successfully installed WhatsApp on your PC
Please Note : You can only have one device at a time connected to your Whatsapp account (i.e. either your phone or PC)

27 October 2014

How to Use Android Apps on PC

Android OS is almost everywhere. You can now find Android in mobile phones, multiple gadgets, wearable gadgets such as watches, equipment for the house and soon the OS will be a part of vehicles too. So now if you want to use android apps on PC then the solution is only - BlueStacks. We feel that Bluestacks is fast, efficient and easy to use, making it the only choice for most customers. Here's how to get it on your PC.

BlueStacks App Player
BlueStcks App Player

Step to Install BlueStcks on PC :

  • First you have to go to BlueStacks website to download this or just click here to get this software.
  • Now start the installation computer file and follow on-screen guidelines to set up Bluestacks. The guidelines are very simple, similar to setting up any other program on your PC. 
  • Run the Bluestacks when the setup is finished. Just simply choose the "Close" key when you see the any pop-up to start Bluestacks.
  • Now you'll see a screen in which Android is up and running. Click the big search icon at the top > type the name of the app > select "Search Play for..." to get the apps from Google Play.

Also Look : Top 5 Android Apps for 2014

  • You'll have to log in using your Gmail account once to perform for applications. Once that is done, you can set up most activities and applications - some, which depend on a working SIM card for verification, such as WhatsApp, Candy Crush etc.
  • Installing applications is simple. Just use the look for key on the home screen and just click Search Play for, as described in Step 4. This will open Google Play, where you can click "Install" to get the app.
  • Bluestacks is an Android app player so you can synchronize set up applications between your PC and Android if needed.
Here finally you have an app player to use all the Android apps on your PC.

Also See : Android or iOS: Which is The Best Operating System?

12 October 2014

How Flexible Is the Future of Smartphones? The LG G Flex Arrives End of January

If a curved-face smartphone is the beacon signal for the forthcoming wave of the future in technology, consider January 31st to be a day of revolution as this is when your local store shelves will be officially stocked with the spacey new mobile device known as the LG G Flex courtesy of Sprint. The G Flex has been gleaning a lot of attention for some time now as many global tech-hungry critics are seemingly stimulated by its curvaceous body. And, aside from the Samsung Galaxy Round which sports its own catchy curves, though it bends horizontally instead of vertically like the G Flex, Sprint’s new flexi 4G smartphone attraction is basically a flagship, the very first of its kind. No other phone has utilized a flexible display screen, and this has strong potential to turn the tables in the mobile device world. Are your ears perked? Well, it might be a good idea to see what all the fuss is about and if this new smartphone is truly up to snuff as it’s claimed to be. 

 

The First of Its Kind?

While the LG G Flex is not the first to do so, it is one of the first smartphones to adopt a bendable OLED display surface with the objective of taking curved screen technology to another level. On a practical side, it also makes sense that a curved screen would feel more comfortable against one’s face, especially if the user happens to be ‘on the horn’ constantly or as a necessity. There is also the popular claim that with its curved screen, the G Flex diminished pesky screen reflections while users are enjoying videos, skimming through photos and catching up on the latest news as they read over the headlines. And while the phone itself is not actually ‘bendable,’ so to speak, the LG G Flex does remarkably endure being flattened out when pushed down against a flat, hard surface. Of course, you wouldn’t want to push this to the limits. It is still ultimately a fairly delicate piece of technology. 
LG Flex

Enticing Additions

If you’re hoping to be one of the first hands-on users of this fancy new gadget, be aware that preorders already started just a few days ago and the phones will begin shipping on January 31st and hitting store shelves by February 7th. Sprint’s version of the LG G Flex will boast Sprint Spark which is an upgraded LTE connection touting data rates supposedly as fast as up to 60 megabits per second. Two year contracts are currently priced at $299.99. Preordering the G Flex online will also get you the Quickwindow Folio Case for free. This is pretty enticing since the Folio Case costs $60 on its own.

The Specifics

If you’re wondering about the brass tax technical specifics, the LG G Flex is power-driven by a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor offering 2GB of RAM, as well as a 6-inch curved OLED screen and flashy 1280 x 720 resolution. The G Flex’ rear camera takes more-than-decent 13-megapixel resolution photos and its front camera snaps shots with 2.1 megapixels. Shipping with Android’s new 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software, and the G Flex even flaunts scratch-resistant resin on its back.
LG Flex Image

Is It Worth the Purchase?

Currently retailing at approximately $940, this fancy new device will not necessarily be easy on your wallet, and it might not exactly be living up to many optimistic users’ expectations if the overall consensus of online critics are sincere in their reviews. So, it’s worth noting that the potential return on investment for the LG G Flex might turn out to be fairly low, especially for what could arguably be considered as a high-end item. It’s encouraged that interested buyers try to get their hands on this phone before making the purchase-leap. It would be a shame to spend a good deal of money on something that isn’t more than a simple novelty. 

About Author

Ezra Melino is an all-around-geek turned serious blogger out of North Carolina who not-so-secretly relishes an in-print love affair with everything from technology and multimedia entertainment to film and dish tv. He has written for and managed multiple tech blogs that are devoted to exploring new technological developments all around the world.

11 October 2014

GiveAway : Win HTC One M8

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HTC One M8 is a powerful and flagship device by HTC, that is all set to change and revolutionize the way you see smartphones and use them in daily life. It is not simply smart, it is technology that changes lives. Get prepared, participate, and fight to win this awesome smartphone worth near Rs. 45,000 (around $750). You can find the specifications of the phone below :

Specifications

  • 5-inch display 
  • Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution 
  • 2.3/2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor 
  • 2GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal storage 
  • microSD expansion 
  • UltraPixel Duo Camera 
  • Dual tone flash 
  • 2600 mAh battery 
  • 146 x 70.5 x 9.3mm 
  • 160 grams weight 
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, MHL, NFC and GPS with GLONASS

Rules & Regulations

  • The contest closes on Oct 12, 2014. 
  • The contest is managed by RaffleCopter, and the winner would be picked randomly by the same. The result provided by RaffleCopter would be final and binding. 
  • Each entry of the winner would be checked manually, to confirm if he has completed the steps properly. In case of any irregularity with the entry, another winner would be picked up. No gaming the system, no cheating! We’ll be monitoring the entries. 
  • Winner would be notified by eMail.The contest is open to all geographic locations and shipping would be done by us. 
  • You can complete few entries daily to earn more points, keep a check on them. 
  • Each point you earn will be counted as a unique entry, the more points you earn the better your chances are to win. In short, try to complete as many steps as you can in the widget ; but it is not necessary to complete all steps.
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1 October 2014

Moto G 2nd Generation : Features and Specifications

Moto G

Features and Specifications :

Display:                                   5.0 inches
IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen                                                                 
Multitouch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS :Android
v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Processor : Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
RAM :1GB
Storage :8/16 GB (Internal)
Expandable Upto 32 GB

Moto G Img

Resolution:                              720 x 1280 pixels
Rear Camera : 8 MP
3264x2448 pixels                                                            
Autofocus 
LED flash
Front Camera :2 MP
Battery capacity :Non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh Battery

Moto G Img 2

11 July 2014

Intex Mobile - What Makes It Unique?

Intex has been a player in Indian IT industry for a while now and they have produced consumer products across a wide range. They sell computer peripherals in our market and now their mobile phones are catching up well. They started off with low end devices and now they are making their way up with powerful devices. We recently saw them launch the Aqua i5 HD which is quite an impressive device with an equally impressive price tag. Here we list some of the best devices we have seen from this manufacturer and the Intex mobile price tag they come with.

Intex Aqua I5 HD

Intex Aqua

This is one of their latest entries in the market and you might have come across its advertisement. This device has a face measuring 145 x 72 mm and is quite slim at just 8.5 mm. it has got a simple rectangular design with most of the front face dominated by glass. The back is made of plastic which wraps around the device and comes all the way to its front. So you get a front face with a thin plastic strip around it. They haven’t gone for the on screen keys so it gets capacitive keys below the display. It is a bit on the heavy side tipping the scale at 150 Gms. The 5 inch display has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It comes with one glass solution making it less reflective and slimmer. The colours are well saturated though a bit on the warmer side. The contrast ratios are good and so are the viewing angles. It runs on a quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and gets 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is low at just 4 GB but you can use micro SD cards up to 32 GB and that should suffice for most people.

Intex Aqua Img
Powering this device is a 2000 mAh battery which offers decent battery life. It depletes like crazies when you handle it heavy jobs but otherwise with mild usage, it can easily take you through a day. It has got a 13 megapixel primary camera which yields some impressive shots in day light. The quad core processor makes image processing fast. The secondary camera has a 5 megapixel resolution. This is a dual SIM device and offers all the other connectivity options as well. It comes with a price tag of INR 9500.

Intex Aqua Octa

Aqua Octa
If the Intex Aqua i5 HD wasn’t powerful enough for you, this might be the device for you. It runs on an octa core processor against the quad core on i5 HD. The processor runs at a maximum clock speed of 1.7 GHz and the device comes with 2 GB of RAM. It has got 16 GB of internal storage and if that is not enough for you, you get a micro SD slot as well.

Aqua Octa Img
The device is surely a looker but it is quite big and the front face measures 161 x 81 mm. it is also quite heavy weighing 180 Gms. Although they have made up for the large dimensions and heavy weight by making it pretty slim at just 7 mm. the large dimensions are because of the large display size. It has got a huge 6 inch display which almost approaches the tablet territory. Sadly the resolution is same 720 x 1280 thereby reducing the pixel density. Still it isn’t very bad and the display is fine otherwise.
It is powered by a 2300 mAh battery. The primary camera has the same resolution as I5 HD. The 13 megapixel camera gives you some nice shots if the subject is well lit. The autofocus feature works fine and the photos are processed quickly. It comes with a price tag of INR 15999.

Intex Aqua HD

Aqua HD
If the devices listed previously are too big and bulky for you, you might want to take a look at this device. It is smaller measuring 137.5 x 67.4 x 7.9 mm. It isn’t fat either as you can already see or it weighs a very moderate 133 Gms. The device has a rectangular profile but the top and bottom edge are slightly curved and the overall package looks quite good.

Aqua HD Img
The display resolution is same at 720 x 1280 but the size has dropped to a more handling friendly 4.7 inches. This gives it a pixel density above 300 ppi and the size is comfortable for one handed operation. It runs a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and has got 1 GB of RAM. It has got 4 GB of storage with option to add more using a micro SD card. The camera resolution is the same as previous 2 devices. The 13 megapixel camera is very much similar in performance and quality to the i5 HD. it comes with a price tag of INR 12500.

Intex Aqua I7

Aqua I7
This is the mammoth in their line-up with a full HD display, quad core processor and loads of storage. The Aqua I7 is a nice looking device with a 5 inch full HD display. The design is similar to Aqua HD but the dimensions are smaller than the I5 HD. It is slim at just 7.8 mm and weighs 143 Gms. The full HD display is crisp and vibrant. The colours are impressive and you would really love watching videos on this display.

 Aqua I7 Img
It runs a mediatek chipset with 1.5 GHz quad core processor. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB on internal storage. It also gets the same camera combinations as we have seen on the other three devices. The primary camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and the secondary camera has a 5 megapixel resolution. It comes with a 2000 mAh battery but considering the spec of the device and its high res display, it might not suffice. It comes with a price tag of INR 13990.

9 April 2014

Android or iOS: Which is The Best Operating System?

The Android and the iOS are both operating systems that are most commonly seen in mobile devices such as tablets and Smartphones. The Android operating system is the most used mobile operating system in the world because the iOS is Apple exclusive. This means that popularity alone cannot determine which is the best. Here is a comparison of their features so that you may decide for yourself, which is the best.

Developing apps for the operating systems

The Android is easier to develop for. This is because the Android operating system is an open source piece of software that people can access and change at its very root. The iOS has more people developing apps. This is because the iOS has more potential for moneymaking, though the marketplace for the iOS is far more crowded than for the Android.

Widgets, programming languages and release dates

The Android allows widgets and the iOS does not except in NotificationCenter. As you may know, the Android was developed by Google and the iOS was developed by Apple. The operating system family for the Android is Linux, and the operating system for the iOS is OS X and UNIX. The first release of the iOS was in 2007, and to most people’s surprise the Android was only released a year after in 2008.
Apple still had a monopoly over the Smartphone world in those days, which is why the Android was barely heard of. As Smartphone manufacturers started to catch up to Apple they started to use the Android more. That is why you hear about that Android more these days, which has lead people to believe it was actually are far more recent creation than it was.

The Android uses C, C++ and JavaScript, whereas the iOS uses C, C++ and Objective-C. Does the make the Android easier to develop for (or with)? Many may argue that that Android is easier to develop for because it has JavaScript, which is harder to make mistakes with, and that it is easier to develop for the Android because much of the operating system can be customizes, whereas you would have to jailbreak the iOS to customize most of it.

Open source or not?

As mentioned, the Android is open source and the Apple iOS is Apple exclusive, which is why you will only see the iOS on Apple produced products. However, before people start writing in to complain, there are some elements of the iOS, which are open source, but for the most part it is an Apple exclusive thing.
The Android has an auto-respond call feature. The iOS has that too, but also has a do not disturb feature and a call back feature. If you wanted those features on your Android too then you either buy a device where the manufacturer has added in the technology, or you buy the appropriate app for it.


Web browser and Internet surfing

The Android uses Google Chrome as its browser, and the iOS uses Mobile Safari. Manufacturers may put in other web browsers into their manufactured devices, and you are free to download and use other web browsers in the same way you are able to on Microsoft desktop computers.

Operating system features and market share

The Android has both tough screen and SmartWatch, where the iOS only has touch screen. The Android uses Google Hangouts for messaging, Google Now for voice commands, Google maps for maps and Google Hangouts for video chats. The iOS uses iMessage for messaging, Siri for voice commands, Apple maps for maps and Facetime for video chatting. When it comes to market share the Android has around 81% whereas the iOS has around 12%, but again this is only because the iOS is Apple exclusive and Apple mobile products make up around 12% of the market, where as lots of different manufacturing companies use the Android for their mobile devices.

The versions of the iOS and Android

The most recent version of an Android is the Android 4.4 Kitkat. The most recent operating system release for the iOS is the iOS 7.0.4. When it comes to rating the user experience then many people will put the iOS 6 and 7 above that of Android, Windows or Blackberry. But, that is partly due to the manufacturers using the Android. For example, some may say that the Android on Samsung and HTC devices is better than the iOS, but others say that the iOS beats the Android on things such as a Motorola. And, people make all sorts of claims in contrary, saying that the Motorola version is better than the iOS, etc.

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21 March 2014

Top 5 Android Apps for 2014

As technology develops, more and more android games and applications are trying to make its way to the top. This year, a lot of free games got popular.  So here’s our pick for the top 5 android apps for 2014

1. Flappy Bird


This game has massively gained users for its simplicity. It was created by .Gears Studios from Vietnam. The main objective of the game is to get pass through the pipes. All you have to do is to tap the screen to fly and to control the bird as good as you can to not hit any of the pipes. The game play may look simple yet once you try it, it will make you stay in your seat for hours.  And the best part is you can download Flappy Bird for free.  Others find this game annoying, but we find it simply amazing.

2. Marvel Run Jump Smash

If you like hero games, then Marvel Run Jump Smash is the game for you. From the name itself, this game’s goal is to run, jump and smash your way until the end of the mission. With its simple controls, one can easily get hooked with this game. You also get to unlock some Marvel heroes as you go along the game. The main objective of this game is to collect coins, and defeat the enemies blocking your way. 

As you reach higher levels, you will find it difficult to collect coins due to the arrangement of the coins and the enemies. You also need to have an active internet connection to play this so you can connect with your friends and gain your rank in the leader board. Though you may have to pay a little to play it, the game is worth-playing.

3. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour

Modern Combat has just released another chapter in the market. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is another first-person shooting game you should not miss. With its high-quality graphics, not to mention the cool cinematic cutscenes being shown between levels and checkpoints, you get to feel the realistic effects of the game. The storyline is also good because you get to know the story and play the same event in the perspectives of different teams. The only thing you need to take note is that your companions easily die if you don’t know where the enemies will come from. But aside from that, this is a must-play game for every first-person shooting fanatic.

4. Farm Heroes Saga

King, the creator of the famous Candy Crush Saga, also made its way to our top 5 android apps. Aside from the cute graphics, as usual, Farm Heroes Saga has the same concepts with the first games released by King. The only difference is that its setting is now different which is now in the farm. Like Candy Crush Saga, you also have to match 3 or more of the same type in horizontal and vertical combinations. Reaching the quota per level lets you go along the game and as you progress, new kind of obstacles and pieces will come into the game. New thing about this is game is that you’ll have to fight an evil raccoon in the boss stage. This is a new idea compared to the past games made by King.

5. Squishy Birds

If you are having a hard time playing Flappy Birds, then this game is good for you. Squishy Birds requires you to squish all the birds for as long as you can. As time passes, more and more birds come into picture and bigger birds are harder to kill. Even if you can’t reach a score of 20 in Flappy Birds, you can gain hundreds of points without a sweat in Squishy Birds.

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7 March 2014

The Most Useful Android Apps for Students

Nowadays almost every person efficiently and routinely uses Android apps. They became the integral part of our lives and they serve not only as a sort of recreation but even help to organize and facilitate our work. There’s a huge amount of various Android apps.Many of them are aimed at education and study, because I suppose that the most active users of apps are students. I suggest you a list of the most useful apps for students :

1. Google Translate

It is an Android app, which is a real assistant in translation of words, phrases,texts,voice, and taken pictures in more than 70 languages. There’re some functions that allow doing translations out of network connection. In proposed app it is also possible to save chosen translations and to sync ones. Google Translate is necessary for a study of high quality.

2. STUDIOUS

It is the app, which lets you fix class schedule. You can also save photos and notes. The handy feature of the STUDIOUS is automatic switch of your phone to silent mode during class time, which you set in the app. Due to this app you can organize your study in the right order.

3. CAMSCANNER

This app is just a find for those who need documents’ scan quickly and on the go.CAMSCANNER is able to scan, sort scanned documents, and convert them in a particular PDF. It also upholds HD version. It is one of the best apps for scanning.

4. CATCH

It is an accommodative note taking app. It enables you take notes both as photos and text, fix them up in online account and phone. Besides, you are able to send your own notes to friends via Facebook and Twitter. Easy in usage, this app helps you much in study.

5. PageOnceFinance

Students take pains to track their finances,and it’s difficult enough, because there’re different bills, bank accounts, loans and so on. This app gives you a chance to do it easier. After the PageOnceFinance download you can make all payments in this app as it syncs with PayPal, bank accounts, credit cards. Besides, it keeps you and your payments safe. It is a handy app to use.

6. WolframAlpha

This app is the best solution for student’s problems. Any question you ask will get correct response whether it is biology or math. Only imagine: a great encyclopedia  is always with you. It is even better than encyclopedia, because information search in this app is much more quicker and easier. Download WolframAlpha and excellent grades will find you off one's own bat.

7. HI-Q MP3 VOICE RECORDER 

If you are exhausted to take notes during lectures, this app can do it instead of you. It works as a quality voice recorder and indicates how much space your recording takes on SD card. Also the app sends recordings to e-mail, Bluetooth, SD card, Google and so on.  It will save your time.

8. Google Shopper

As we know materials for study are not cheap. It may add financial problems to your life along with discomfort. Due to this app,you can cope with it. Google Shopper searches necessary products at the best prices, so you won’t overpay any more. Search can be made even with the help of your voice. Moreover, the app finds goods in the shops, which are close to your place. So it is a really cool app.

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