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How to Enable the hidden Developer Options in Android Devices

How to Enable the hidden Developer Options in Android Devices

One of the best features about Android devices is the fact that you can tweak them as much as you want as per your liking and requirements.  The only issue is that people usually do not know how to get into the developer settings to make the necessary changes. Our friends at Phandroid have taken the liberty to share with us today the benefits of enabling the hidden Developer Mode options that lets you make a number of changes to the system settings . These include our favorite option that happens to be the USB debugging mode which enables you to connect your Android device to any computer using the data cable for seamless data transfers. Besides this, there also exists an option of changing the phones UI animations that has a major impact on the phone’s overall performance. Let us now take a closer look at all the hidden features and how you can use them as per your own needs: Enable Developer Options   Developer Options have been around since Android 4.2, but they’ve been hidden in the same spot ever since. The good news is it’s easy to enable the options, and it works the same on pretty much every Android phone or tablet. The steps below should work on any device that has KitKat or above. The process may be slightly different, but you just need to find the “Build number.” Go to Settings > About phone/tablet (Some phones will have an extra step here. Tap Software info) Find Build number and tap it repeatedly Stop tapping when it says You are now a developer! Go back to the Settings home page You should see Developer options towards the bottom or in Advanced settings That’s it! Why should I do this?   As we mentioned above, there are several nifty tricks you can do with the Developer Options. The trick we always recommend is speeding up animations and transitions. This will make your phone feel faster when you’re opening apps and moving through the UI. Every Android user should know this simple trick. Speed Up Your Phone Follow the steps above to enable Developer options Open Settings > Developer options Scroll down select Window animation and choose .5x Select Transition animation and choose .5x Select Animator duration scale and choose .5x You could completely turn off the animations, but we still like to have a little flash. Once you’re all done, go back to the home screen and turn off the display using the power button. Wake your phone to enjoy a speedier, more clicky fast UI. Make All Apps Use Multi-Window   Android 7.0 introduced native multi-window mode, but not all apps support it. In...

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Pakistani youth are resilient when it comes to cyberbullying, reveals Telenor survey

Pakistani youth are resilient when it comes to cyberbullying, reveals Telenor survey

Telenor Group’s Multi-market Asia online survey reveals while online bullying and risks are still concerns, Asia’s parents feel that youth are increasingly resilient and responsible. The findings were released by the global telecom giant on the ‘Safer Internet Day 2017’ as part of its efforts to make internet safer for youth as it aims for a large-scale digital inclusion. The survey approached parents and adults across Asia to get their opinion on digital bullying affecting youth and how they deal with it. The survey was conducted over Facebook with 320 respondents primarily from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and other Asian countries. While cyberbullying exists across all countries, the respondents said that they are discussing cyberbullying with youth and feel that resilience is being built, which may help them tackle digital abuse or better empathize with victims. The survey targeted Facebook users from 18-64 with stated interests in parenting, family issues, child welfare and online security. On the question of whether or not parents talk to their children about cyberbullying and using the internet responsibly, a majority of the respondents (46%) say that they speak to their children ‘all the time’ about internet and online behavior, followed by 39% who discussed this ‘sometimes,’ while 12% said they had never spoken about this topic. When asked about the most common form of cyber bullying children had experienced, ‘Being the target of hostile and rude comments and profanity online’ turned out to be the leading response with 22.5% of respondents; other respondents said they either ‘did not know’ if their children faced cyberbullying, or had not experienced it at all as they are ‘trained how to respond and defend themselves’ against this type of activity. On the question of  how cyberbullying experiences affected the child, the multi-layered answers imply that Asia’s children are increasingly learning how to deal with bullying online, or actively were able to ignore the attacks with no effect on them as they developed a responsible and cautious online behavior. When asked what must be done to keep children safe online, respondents said that the youth should know which websites or social networks are safe or unsafe, must not share personal information online, and must understand that people post anonymously online without fear of repercussions. Internet Safety has been an integral part of Telenor Pakistan’s digital inclusion efforts and the company has many initiatives to its credit when it comes to enabling access to safe internet for all its users, especially the youth. Some remarkable efforts in this regard include ‘Safe Internet and School Outreach Program’ where over 15,000 students and 88 elementary school teachers in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

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Huawei Introduces the ‘Best Shooter’ in smartphone Cameras

Huawei Introduces the ‘Best Shooter’ in smartphone Cameras

Pictures are blurry and not crisp enough. It is hard to focus because the camera doesn’t react fast enough“. These seem to be the primary grievances of smart phone users when it comes to camera. The global technology behemoth – Huawei technologies claims to resolve all these problems with its latest flagship device, The Huawei Mate 9. The device which was launched in Pakistan in December has been met with an explosive response worldwide with top publications like “Android Central and ‘Business Insider’ dubbing it the smartphone of the future. Customers are still lining up to get their hands on this device which is reportedly short in multiple brand outlets already. Huawei Mate 9 is the dawn of a new era in smartphone technologies. It allows the consumers to vividly capture their most memorable moments, with the 2nd-Generation Leica dual camera and optical image stabilization, created by “Leica” – the world’s most sophisticated innovator in cameras. You can shoot crystal-clear images even with minimum light during the night hours. You can also use the amazing ‘Hybrid Zoom’ feature to get closer than ever before. Designed beautifully by Porsche, the Mate-9 device is surely “A Step Ahead”; Its camera also has the power to create superb “Bokeh” – ‘aesthetic blur’, which the Mate-9 can create even after the moment of capture has passed. Another outstanding feature is the 4k video-shooting capability, with 5-axis stabilizer to shoot the smoothest hand-held video. It also features a 720p ‘slow-motion mode’ that shoots at 240fps, so every single frame is vividly captured. Using the H.265 video compression standard, means movies take up 20 to 50 percent less storage-space. The most powerful ‘Kirin’ processor to date, truly enriches the life of a modern smartphone user, with its fastest, most responsive performance. The CPU performance is now improved 100%, as compared to its predecessors. The most advanced inbuilt ‘Machine Learning Algorithm’ ensures that the phone actually becomes faster with the passage of time, as this device can ‘Learn’ the priorities and usage patterns of its user. The large battery gives unmatched power for two days on-the-go, while the Huawei super-charge technology takes only 20 minutes of charging, to give enough power to last a whole day. The Country Manager of Huawei – MrBlueking stated “Huawei is the foremost innovator that believes in consistently exploring new possibilities. It is our passion to do more, better and faster, to empower our customers. We are creating valuable collaborations with world-renowned innovators like Leica Camera and Porsche, to push the limits of technology. We are stepping into the future to give more control to the Mate 9 users to access the digital world and enjoy...

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Tapmad TV officially launches in Pakistan – Offers up to 140 free channels

Tapmad TV officially launches in Pakistan – Offers up to 140 free channels

Sports enthusiasts, TV drama fanatic, Music or film buff – whatever you are, TapMad TV has it all for you! TapMad TV is a free Android and iOS application that has addressed all your entertainment needs. The app comes with over 140 local and international TV channels, so you can stream LIVE television, wherever you are! Additionally, hundreds of dramas, movies, music and videos can now be watched with just a tap on your cell phone screens. The extension of the app is an HDTV box which can be connected with your TV/cell phone or any other device. The box will be available to purchase shortly. The application was launched at Alliance Francaise on Thursday, 26th January 2017 in the presence of celebrities like Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omer and Sikander Rizvi etc. and key influencers, media and bloggers! “So far, people have consumed over 1 million minutes of content on Tapmad TV’s web and app together!”, said Yassir Pasha, the CEO of Tapmad TV while briefing the audience about the product in detail during the event. “The app also works as a DVR, and content can be recorded and downloaded to be watched within 7 days.”    The app has also attracted many advertisers from within Pakistan. It allows all types of advertising, i.e. banner ads, pre-rolls, mid-rolls, mastheads etc. in the app and on the web version. While sharing the future plans and content curation strategy of the product, Yassir Pasha also revealed that Tapmad is going to be the official streaming partner of Quetta Gladiators in HBL PSL 2017, meaning HD quality streaming of the app (in 4k quality) will be possible through Tapmad app and web. Planet N has invested in the app. Nadeem Hussain, the owner of Planet N also graced attendance at the launch event. So every time you have entertainment cravings, or need to update yourselves, tap on your screens to open a world of madness. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.  For more details log on to...

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Huawei Honor 6X: The Speedy & Smart Performer

Huawei Honor 6X: The Speedy & Smart Performer

Huawei’s most innovative device – the Honor 6X is surely a step ahead of its competition, in terms of its speed and its contemporary sleek design, as it has taken over the international market, whereby gaining a tremendous response from the Pakistani consumers. The Honor 6X is purely giving ‘double the experience’ with an exceptionally sleek contemporary design. The 6X has double the specs than its previous model, along with many pioneering features at an amazingly affordable price. The main reason behind Honor 6X’s excitement is its immense speed and contemporary design. The device features the Kirin 655 chipset, the best performing Smartphone processor that works 20% faster than other Androids on the market. Fueled by a Kirin 655 Octa-Core CPU (16nm), and coupled with a powerful i5 processor, the Honor 6X is considered to be technology beast, which allows one to flawlessly game, browse, listen to music and run multiple apps at the same time. The Honor 6X packs 32GB/64GB of memory, united with an expandable storage of up to 128 GB, ultimately offering ample storage capacity for music, videos and photos. It also has a 3rd generation fingerprint scanner, ensuring complete security of data and accessibility, while allowing one to unlock his/her phone in 0.3 seconds, once touched. Its contemporary design appears spectacular to the eyes. It’s hard not to notice the 6X’s ergonomic design, smooth curves, slim 8.2mm body with metal frosted material, and 2.5D curved glass with premium texturing. The Smart File feature in the 6X enhances Android’s EXT4 system, at the same time prevents fragmentation and increases the performance lifetime of the device. The advanced user interface in Honor 6X, EMUI 4.1 brings powerful, expedient and instinctive features, including; the split-screen, pop-up call, and other unique features. The Country Head Manager of Huawei, stated that: “Huawei firmly believes in providing its customers with the best, and most technologically advanced products as a priority and therefore, we are consistently innovating be known as the most technologically-advanced smart phone company in the world. We are committed to ensure that our loyal customers receive the value they pay for, in the technology we provide”. The device also features an Android Marshmallow Operating System (OS), expected to be upgraded to Android Nougat soon. Other features of the 6X includes its 3340 mAh, high-density battery 11% greater than its predecessor, its 5V/2A fast charging technology making the 6X go as fast as you do. It is equipped with a Dual Lens; 12MP + 2MP rear camera with an ultra-fast focus-time of 0.3 seconds, that allows you to instantly point and capture your most memorable...

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Huawei reduces Price for all its Hot Sellers!

Huawei reduces Price for all its Hot Sellers!

Huawei has once again changed the game by reducing its prices – Because of the overwhelming response from the market; Huawei has recently unveiled the new price updates for Honor 8, Nova Plus and Y6 PRO which have delighted tech enthusiasts across the country. The Honor 8 now stands at PKR 47,500/- instead of PKR 48,499/-. Huawei really considered both cultural needs and consumer-trends, while designing the functional elements of this revolutionary device.To make the offer juicier, the prices of some other highly sought after models have also been reduced in the new bundle. You can now get the photography wiz Huawei Nova Plus in PKR 38,900 instead of PKR 41,000 and the Y6PRO 4G in just PKR 17,999 instead of PKR 18,500. Launched on October 16’, Huawei Honor 8 comes with a 5.20-inch touch screen display, having a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, at a Pixel per Inch (PPI) of 423 pixels. The revolutionary device is powered by a 1.8GHz, Octa-Core Kirin 950 processor and 4GB RAM. The phone has 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card of up to 128GB. Most importantly, Huawei Honor 8 packs a 12-MegaPixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-MegaPixel front shooter capturing fabulous selfies. “Huawei prides itself in being the most technological advanced smart phone company in the world. Our ultimate aim is to provide our users with one of a kind advanced gadget that can keep up with the pace of modern life. Our customers are a primary part of our process and success. Huawei believes in treating its loyal customers and therefore we have now decreased the prices of some of our prestigious models”. – Mr. Blue king Country Head, Huawei. With the intention of giving back to its customers, Huawei once again takes another great initiative as a token of appreciation. These price updates will be operational from today. Customers can now go and get their hands on these amazing devices at their nearest...

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