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To find out who’s read your message in a group chat..!

group chat

In a one-on-one conversation, it is easy to figure out whether the recipient has read your WhatsApp message, thanks to the blue coloured double tick symbol. But in a WhatsApp group conversation, it’s not as obvious to tell who exactly from the group has read your message. There’s actually an easy way to find this out – press and hold the message and hit the ‘i’ button on the top on Android (‘info’ on an iPhone). Here, you’ll get to see how many people from the WhatsApp group have read this particular message. In iOS, you can also just hold and drag the message to the left to go to that menu.

To increase mobile battery life..!

mobile battery life

By decreasing the level of brightness, the smartphone consumes less power than it’s in full brightness. To increase your battery life just change your default brightness level into minimum or low as you can!

Carry one along with a power cable to charge


Power banks are like carrying a portable power outlet around with you. They come in a variety of sizes as small as a tube of lipstick, and many come equipped with a light installed. Carry one along with a power cable for a phone while skiing, hiking, camping, biking or other activities to enjoy the ability to charge a mobile device on the fly. Carry one in a purse or backpack for emergencies, then recharge for next time.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with MIUI 9 sale today..!



High-end Redmi Note 5A variant

The high-end model of the smartphone is fitted with a 5.5-inch HD 720p 2.5D curved glass display and is equipped with a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage capacity. The device supports expandable storage up to 128GB using a microSD card. While the operating system, battery, rear camera and connectivity aspects are similar to the base variant, this one has a fingerprint sensor and a 16MP selfie camera with Omnivision sensor, LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and a 76.4-degree wide-angle lens.

Price and availability The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has been unveiled in three color options – Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver. The base variant is priced at 699 yuan (approx. Rs. 6,500) and the high-end variant is priced at 899 yuan (approx. Rs. 8,500) for the 3GB RAM model and 1199 yuan (approx. Rs. 11,500) for the 4GB RAM model. The smartphone will go on sale in China from today, August 22.


To Protect password from hackers..!


Don’t trust add-ons

A website may tell you that an add-on is needed to run something or other on the page. Don’t trust it. Add-ons are applications that you can install to support the browser perform specific functions. For example, an IDM add-on will let you download a video.

Not all add-ons are trustworthy. They not even slow your browser and thus, system, they can also insert malware, cookies into your system. Malware can track all your actions on your computer, offline and online, and also steal data.

Always install add-ons from trusted developers like Google, Adobe and the likes. So next time if a website asks you to install add-on to make your Chrome or Firefox more colourful, just close the tab.

Install ad-blocker to protect from hackers..!


No pop-ups, no ads anywhere, not even on YouTube. Doesn’t that sound like a dream? You can have it. Just add a simple extension to your browser, Adblock Plus. You’ll get rid of all the ads, pop-ups and even intrusive, harmful website scripts.

There are websites which will ask you to turn off the ad-blocker, because ads are basically the foremost money generators for websites, and they are not at fault for asking this from you.

You can turn off the ad-blocker for that site selectively. However, it’d be better to use your own judgement that for which website you should turn it off.

How to Kick Someone Off Your WIFI


Change your passwords

Type your IP address in the address bar above the web interface of your internet connection and press enter.

If you are using MAC, you can find your IP address by opening the Apple Menu and then select “System Preferences”. You will see a Network icon, click this. You will find the word “Router”, and beside this word is your IP address.

For PC users, press the “Windows” and “R” keys at the same time. A command window will pop up, type “ipconfig” and press “Enter”. Look for the phrase “Default Gateway” and beside this is your IP address.

Once your wireless connection’s interface shows up, you need to access this by simply typing the admin username and password of your router. You can find this on your router’s sticker or you can call your internet service provider.

Upon entering the correct username and password, choose wireless settings and click “Change Password”. Enter your new password then turn your router off, then on again. This time, you will be the only one who can log-in on your connection.

How you can protect yourself from hackers..!


Keep changing passwords

If you are using one password for many accounts, stop doing it.
Make a routine to change passwords every three to six months.
Create strong passwords that have small letter, capital letter, numbers, and special characters in it.
Say no to passwords based on your or your partner’s birth date, anything related to your life, favorite food, or movie. Just NO!

Reduce mobile data usage..!


If you’re on a limited data plan, what are you thinking? Get on an unlimited plan. If the unlimited plan is prohibitively expensive, or if your carrier doesn’t offer unlimited data in your area and you don’t feel like moving to a metropolis, here are a few tricks to make sure you don’t go over your data limit:

  1. Whenever you’re in Wi-Fi range, switch over from your cellular network.
  2. Keep a cap on streaming, which is the biggest data hog on your mobile device. One hour of streaming HD video can use 2GB of data.
  3. Disable push content, which is data that is “pushed” to your phone without user interaction, like emails and Facebook notifications.
  4. Track usage with a data monitor (both iPhones and Androids have one built in).

Lava is trying its hand at the notebook

Lava Helium 14

Lava Helium 14

Lava is trying its hand at the notebook segment with the Helium 14, which comes with a 14.1 inch full HD display, Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM. Storage is 32GB, which can be expanded up to 128GB, and the notebook is powered by a 10,000mAh battery.

Price: INR. 14,999/-

Courtesy: The Hindu

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

There will always be a debate over whether you should be using a dedicated video camera or a DSLR, but given its size, price and features, such as its smooth focus for changing the focal point of your shot on the fly, its hard to argue against the 80D. The only downside is that you will have to purchase the lenses separately, but its worth it for the image stabilisation alone.

Price: INR. 78,995

Courtesy : The Hindu

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Nubia has launched the M2

Nubia M2

Nubia M2

Doubling down on its dual camera game, Nubia has launched the M2, sporting a Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, all encased in a sleek 7mm chassis. The dual camera are both 13MP, with Nubia taking a cue from Huawei and using a regular and monochrome sensor setup. It has a 3,630mAh battery.

Price : INR. 22,999/-

Courtesy : The Hindu

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