[How To] – Calibrate An Android Phone’s Battery

Issues with your smartphone’s battery is probably one of the most frequent occurrence and hence we keep on adding new ideas and suggestions on how to better cope with this problem. Battery consumption can be tricky, and you need to be able to understand where the problem lies. You can also try calibrating your Android’s battery, which can result in massive performance boost, if of course everything’s done right.

In this article, we’ll have a look at exactly how you can go about calibrating your phone’s battery.

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Tips To Improve GPS Signal On Your Android Device

An internal GPS is a mandatory feature in all modern Android smartphones. This of course means that users have access to location-based apps like Google Maps. With such an app, users can easily find out their exact co-ordinates on the world map, tag themselves in different locations, and get help with travelling thanks to the navigational features.

However, every different model of an Android phone, has a different type of a GPS sensor installed. This could mean different performance parameters on different phones. Some phones will have a much better GPS signal than others. Many factors can be attributed to poor performance of GPS signals, including system settings, software issues, low quality connections, and even the version of ROM installed on your device.

In this article, we’ll give you a few tips on how to improve your GPS performance on your Android device!

But before we do that, please make sure the GPS feature is enabled and active on your Android device. To confirm, please head over to your phone’s Settings -> Location Access. You will find an option for “Access to my location” and “GPS Satellites”. Please make sure both these options are selected.

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5 Top Accessories for Your Nexus 5 Phone

The Nexus 5, apart from being a purely raw Android phone, is without a doubt amongst the top smartphones right now. Comparing it with the competing phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, the Nexus 5 definitely has some solid points in its favor.

Can the smartphone experience of the Nexus be improved even further? Yes, and that’s why, in this article, we’ll have a look at the top 5 accessories that can really turn your Nexus 5 into a beast of a phone.

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Windows Phone 8.1; First Impressions

Microsoft went official with the Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this month, and after few days, released the developers preview as promised. Windows Phone 8.1 is the first major update, and will be hitting all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The update comes with a host of changes, both major and under the hood. Cortana being one of the biggest. Moving on, the update will be hitting the users who are running Windows Phone 8.1 devices in couple of months. Though the devices which will be running the Windows Phone 8.1 will be launching by the end of this month or the start of next one.

But… as stated before, Microsoft released the update for all the developers, but it’s fairly obvious that not everyone is a developer. So what should we do to get access to the developers build? Well, there are two ways of doing so. You can either pay $19 to Microsoft, that will grant you the permission to publish your apps on Windows Phone Store or you can simply register through App Studio for free, this will also grant you the developer status and you’ll be able to get the Windows Phone 8.1 up and running on the your device. Continue Reading →

Alleged LG G3 Images

We’ve been waiting for LG to announce the successor to the LG G2 as well as the latest flagship LG G3, but over the time, we’ve only heard rumours and speculations about what might be coming. So far, we know that the phone might be coming with a 5.5 inches of QHD display, and some other notable features including the Snadragon 800/801 processor along with 3 gigs of RAM. Then there were some more reports suggesting that the phone will feature a flat UI, we also got our hands on a screen shot to prove that.

Now the latest leak shows us two images of what seems like the Japanese variant of LG G3. The phone is dubbed LG Isai, and should be heading to Japan. The pictures we’ve got our hands on are showing the phone in two different colour and also revealing some interesting information about the phone itself. Continue Reading →

Samsung Outs Galaxy Gear Compatibility List

Samsung just released a new list that contains the names of all the devices that will be compatible with Galaxy Gear smart phones. The list has 8 tablets, and 12 smart phones on it, covering almost all the phones that are running Android 4.3 Jell Bean or later. The Gear smart watches will work only on devices by Samsung, something that is pretty obvious. The devices were initially supported by the latest flagship, but now Samsung has unveiled a list showing 19 more devices.

You can download the Gear Manager and Gear Fit Manager, the required apps that are used to sync the smart watches. You can use Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear Fit and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo on the following smart phones and tabs.

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Amazon’s Smartphone Leaks Out

Keeping aside all the new smartphones from big shots, today we have our hands on a smart phone from Amazon. Before we continue, it’s important to be aware of the fact that the phone hasn’t been announced as of yet. We got our hands on three leaked images and some other information about the upcoming smart phone shedding light on the specifications of the device. The design looks dubious but then again, it’s enclosed in a plastic shell so you can’t see how the actual phone looks like.

Now the most interesting thing about this smart phone is the fact that it is sporting five front facing cameras. Yes, that’s right. It’s said that one camera will be serving the purpose of a normal camera used for selfies and video calling. While the other 4 cameras will be used for head-tracking 3D effect that won’t be needing any glasses. Pretty nifty, I’d say. Continue Reading →

[How To] : Keep Your Windows XP Safe From Threats After End Of Microsoft Support

Microsoft recently came out with the announcement that it will no longer be providing any support to users having Microsoft XP installed on their systems. This officially marks the end (post April 8th, 2014) of Microsoft XP’s run.

Statistics say that up to 30% of the world’s personal computers (PC’s) are still using the highly popular Windows XP. This is quite a serious figure, which of course means it cannot be ignored.

Microsoft has been pretty busy with encouraging the current Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows OS, by pushing the security and safety aspect.

However, there are going to be a lot of users who just won’t or can’t upgrade to the latest version (system limitations for example) and will continue to run the 13 year old Windows XP. This will lead to a major vulnerability for these users, and will lead to security breaches if left unattended.

In this article, we’ll have a look at how you can keep you Windows XP safe from external threats and reduce the chances of being infiltrated by malicious hackers/coders.

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