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How to activate your SIM for 4G LTE service: The fastest data connection

The formula for a 4G LTE connection is pretty simple! Why do I need 4G LTE With the rise in content and more, mobile apps are demanding larger and larger install files. Smartphone users are utilizing their devices for bigger tasks. Tasks that require more data, faster processing, etc. 4G LTE is currently the fastest wireless data connection technology that exists. Why it's different from 2G, 3G connections is just that, speed. Larger files that could take a long time downloading with 2G,or 3G can be downloaded with 4G in minutes. For example, with 4G LTE you could download a 1.4GB movie in just 5 minutes 28 seconds. How can I get 4G LTE? The first step is to make sure your phone and SIM is 4G compliant. To know if your phone has 4G LTE, visit   gsmarena   and search for your phone model. Check under the "Technology" tab and look out for "LTE" like in the screenshot below Now that you've confirmed that your phone is 4G LTE compatible, follow these steps to ma

Samsung bug is sending your photos to your contacts without your consent

Samsung users have reported a bug that sends photos to your contacts without your consent as reported by android authority If you have the latest model of the Samsung Messages app, you may have had photos from your phone's Gallery sent to your contacts without your permission. Some device owners said on Reddit, where they reported that photos they either sent before or in their entire galleries were sent to other contacts in their phones without their consent. One Samsung owner experienced the issue on their Galaxy Note 8, while others also have reported the same problem on their Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus units. The Samsung Messages virus does not seem to be device or network specific. Yet, no one is aware where this bug came from, although phone owners advised that you disable storage permissions for Samsung Messages. That will stop the app from extracting photos from the phone Gallery app. If you are facing the same issue, you are recommended to follow these steps to disable storage

Instagram now lets you video chat as you browse

Lately, Instagram has been introducing a lot of interesting features and revamping the app to cater to the needs of its one billion users. One of the major features rolled out in the last week, is IGTV, a video platform for hour-long videos. Now Instagram is taking a major dig at various video calling apps by incorporating a video calling feature. The newest feature has been rolled out for iOS and Android, allowing up to four friends to group video call through Instagram Direct. One cool aspect of this feature is that you can minimize the video call window and browse around the feed and explore section without ending the call.   The feature also allows more friends to join an Instagram call in progress. If a user does not want to get more call invites, they can always mute the feature. A user is allowed to call anyone they can direct message by just hitting the video button on the chat. Blocked users cannot call each other. With the addition of this new feature. It is evident that Inst

Facebook removes the ban on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook has updated its policy on 26th June to allow ads that promote cryptocurrency (previously banned) meanwhile making sure the ads are safe and from pre-approved advertisers. However, the new policy still does not favor initial coin offerings (ICO) ads. Facebook's revised policy states: "Starting June 26, we'll […] allow ads that promote cryptocurrency and related content from pre-approved advertisers. But we'll continue to prohibit ads that promote binary options and initial coin offerings." In January 2018 amidst the biggest bull run of Bitcoin and altcoins, Facebook created a new policy that prohibited "ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency." At that time Facebook asked people to explore and discover new products and service without the fear of being deceived. Facebook simply believed tha

Tech update: The Galaxy S10 might not have the iris scanner

Samsung sparked a revolution when it introduced the iris scanner in the Galaxy Note 7. The feature was warmly welcomed by consumers around the world who have supposedly been demanding a security feature like this for ages. To much dismay, however, the Note 7 didn't pan out well for Samsung and for consumers. The Note 7 fiasco triggered one of the biggest smartphones recalls in the 21st century. Later on, Samsung identified the issue to be associated with the mobile's battery heating up during charging. The iris scanner was one of the most-liked features of the Note 7, thus serving as the cause behind Samsung retaining the feature for its next flagship – the Galaxy S8. The S8's fingerprint scanner, placed right beneath the back camera lead to a decrease in the number of times people used their fingerprint to securely access their phone. Alternatively, they started using the iris scanner to do the said task. On the other hand, a news has emerged quoting that Samsung might dis

Tech update : YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now available in the UK

YouTube Music, Google's latest music-streaming push, is now available in the UK - alongside YouTube Premium, formerly called YouTube Red. There had been rumors for some time that Google was to launch a music service that married both audio and video, something that was a mash-up of both YouTube and Google Play Music. That service finally arrived in the US at the tail-end of May and, just weeks after that launch, it is now available in the UK. YouTube Music is available as both an ad-supported free app and as a premium subscription. For £9.99, you get ad-free music, the opportunity to listen to music in the background and use other apps, and download functionality. YouTube is pushing this as the app where 'it's all here'. Meaning that whether you want music videos, albums, remixes, live performances or covers, you will be able to listen and view them through this app. YouTube, quite rightly, is also touting context as a key part of this app - functionality that can curre

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone to reportedly roll out next year, expected $1800+

There have been numerous talks about the Korean giant's upcoming foldable smartphone, being called as 'Samsung Galaxy X'. As such, it was reported to come with the best user experience and was assumed to launch this December. However, new words on the street are that the foldable device might finally roll out early next year. Samsung has been working on the project for quite a while now. Earlier, the firm even privately showcased the foldable phone at the  Consumer Electronics Show (CES). There have also been some design patents around to hint that how the handset would look. Now as per the reports, time is getting near for Samsung to officially reveal the Galaxy X. According to an analyst at Shinhan Financial, Park Hyung-woo:  "Parts affiliates and first-tier subcontractors will begin supplying parts to Samsung Electronics' handset division beginning in November, at the earliest, with the company assembling the phone aiming for a launch next year". The device

Tech update: Apple expects its budget iPhone to be the most popular 2018 model

Apple is expecting its cheaper 6.1-inch, LCD iPhone to be the big seller when it unveils three new phones in September, according to sources, with fewer punters opting for the premium, OLED-based handsets being produced to succeed the iPhone X. The Wall Street Journal  has the scoop on Apple's plans, corroborating rumors we've heard up until this point that three new iPhones are on the way in a few months' time – 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED devices, and a 6.1-inch LCD device. Apparently, Apple is now ordering a lot more LCD screens than previously predicted. That suggests Apple anticipates the LCD version to win out in terms of sales. Last year's iPhone X was the first one made by the company to go for the OLED tech, with all previous models (and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) sticking with LCD. What's in a screen? OLED typically offers better contrast and brighter colors than LCD, though manufacturers use a variety of tricks to minimize the differences between the

Texh update: The next iPhone might not have a charging port

Apple is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, with its net worth topping $800 billion. Its smartphone, called the iPhone is one of the most sought-after smartphones currently available in the market. In 2016, Apple's flagship smartphone, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shocked the entire smartphone market by removing the headphone jack and relying completely on wireless technology. Soon, other companies followed suit by introducing smartphones without headphone jacks. Now, a leak has confirmed that the next Apple flagship might revolutionize the industry one more time: A phone without a charging port. Apple's iPhones comes with Lightning Ports, a connector designed exclusively for Apple smartphones by Apple themselves. Now, however, Apple is planning to abandon the Lightning Port in favour of wireless charging exclusively. One of Bloomberg's famous journalists Mark Gurman has reported this, quoting a leak which shows the upcoming 2018 iPhone X Plus is wi

Tech update; What the samsung galaxy s10 might look like

A  tech  company based in Denmark has gathered all current leaks of the Galaxy S10 to put together a rough render of the upcoming flagship. The company's representatives have spoken to media outlets, revealing that they have considered past design trends of the Korean tech giant to come up with their render. Details of the Galaxy S10 have been leaked numerous times before, including a recent reveal of the S10 featuring a triple-lens camera setup on the back. Huawei was the first company to put a triple-camera on their phone, namely the P20 pro a few months back. Now, Samsung is expected to follow suit with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 along with the S10. First and foremost, the render reveals that the phone's display might have a dedicated icon of the fingerprint sensor. The icon will be integrated into the phone's UI, ensuring a natural feel. Furthermore, the icon will be dormant when the screen is in use, meaning zero interference when the user is operating the phone. Comin

Dogecoin transactions went higher than Bitcoin’s

It seems almost impossible for a big currency, Bitcoin Cash, to have fewer transactions as compared to the low profile currency, Dogecoin. Dogecoin has shown three times as more transactions than BCH per day, resulting in 300% higher transaction rate.Social media spokesman,  Armin van Bitcoin ,  stated on Twitter  on 16th June: On June 15, the ratio between Dogecoin and Bitcoin Cash transaction were 3:1. Bitcoin Cash is currently trading 12,700 coins whereas Dogecoin is 38,400 at a much higher rate. The current value of Dogecoin is under $0.002, being as high as $0.0056 in April. The highest this currency has been this year was $0.017 in January. The  BioInfoCharts  shows the fluctuations in the graph as: The  Cryptonews  explains the situation here in a bit simpler terms: This could arguably be because Bitcoin Cash is significantly younger than the two – but its merit in transaction speed may be lost on traders as they obviously go for even the jokester's Dogecoin more often than

Tech update: Google launches Android messaging web client

Back in February, rumors about Google working on a web-interface enabling usage of Android messages on computers started spinning. That rumor has now been confirmed by Google in a  blog post . This feature will roll out to users next week through an update to the Android Messages application. According to Google, this has been "one of the most requested features by users worldwide." The feature will work using a  web client . The web client's functioning is quite similar to that of WhatsApp web. The client enables you to send and receive text messages, send emojis and GIFs along with the option to send images. This is what you have to do to use Android Messages using a computer: Open the app and click "More" From there, click on "Messages for web" Scan the QR code on the computer using your phone The  web client  is now active on the internet, meaning that the only thing keeping users from using Android Messages Web is the update to the mobile app itse

The Airtel 6x Bundle is a bonus-on-recharge bundle that gives you six (6) times the value of your recharge for data, SMS and calls to ALL NETWORKS.

6x Bundles The Airtel 6x Bundle is a bonus-on-recharge bundle that gives you six (6) times the value of your recharge for data, SMS and calls to ALL NETWORKS. 6x bundles are open to all Airtel prepaid subscribers. With Airtel 6x you get six (6) times the value of recharge when you recharge using *555*PIN#. Bonus received for each recharge denomination is as outlined below: Recharge Denomination (*555*PIN#) N100 N200 N300 N500 N1000 Value Received N600 N1200 N1800 N3000 N6000 Validity 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Bundle values can be used for calls to all networks, data and SMS. FAQs How do I get Airtel 6x bonus? You can get Airtel 6x bonus by recharging using *555*PIN#. Can I get the 6x bonus with regular recharge? No. You can only get the bonus when you recharge using *555*PIN#. If you recharge with *126*PIN# you will not get the bonus. Can I access the 6x bonus multiple times? Yes. You can access the bonus every time you recharge using *555*PIN#. Can I get the 6x bonus as