‘Water-resistant’ Samsung Galaxy S7 Active fails test

A Samsung smartphone advertised as being water-resistant has failed a water immersion test by a leading product review site.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active stopped working after being put in a tank that simulated the effect of being about 5ft (1.5m) underwater.

Consumer Reports repeated its test on a second model, which was also damaged.

Samsung said it was possible defective devices were “not as watertight” as they should have been.

When removed after half an hour, the first phone’s display was non-responsive and marred by green lines. Bubbles had also formed in its two camera lenses.

The second handset subjected to the same test suffered similar faults.

Samsung’s website stated the Galaxy S7 Active, which is sold in the US but is not available in the UK, is IP68-certified.

The ingress protection rating signifies the phone can withstand “continuous immersion in water”.

Consumer Reports made headlines six years ago when it flagged a problem with the iPhone 4’s antenna before Apple had acknowledged the issue.

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‘Water-resistant’ Samsung Galaxy S7 Active fails test


Image captionThe Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets carry the same IP68 rating, but passed the test

‘Few complaints’

The non-profit organisation said neither handset was usable following its experiments.

It noted the standard Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models, which are also IP68-certified, had not sustained water damage during the same test conditions.

“While Consumer Reports generally doesn’t evaluate phones for this feature, we do perform an immersion test when a manufacturer claims that its product is water-resistant,” it said.

“When we recently evaluated the Galaxy S7 Active, it failed this test.”

Samsung said it had received “very few complaints” about the issue, and that handsets should be covered under warranty. The Active model first went on sale in June.

“There may be an off-chance that a defective device is not as watertight as it should be,” it said, adding that it would investigate the issue.

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‘Water-resistant’ Samsung Galaxy S7 Active fails test
Image captionAn ad made for US consumers shows the phone submerged in a dog’s water bowl

Last year Sony warned owners of its waterproof Xperia smartphone range against using the devices underwater.

“The IP rating of your device was achieved in laboratory conditions in standby mode, so you should not use the device underwater, such as taking pictures,” advice on its water and dust protection page states.

Samsung is expected to report its most profitable quarter in more than two years thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy S7 range.

Xiaomi Redmi 3X Launched With Fingerprint Sensor

 

Xiaomi Redmi 3X Launched With Fingerprint Sensor

the redmi 3X packs in a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon430 processor clocked at 1.1GHz. The phone has a 5-inch IPS display, in line with the Redmi 3S, with a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The Redmi 3X measures 139.7 x 69.7 x 8.5mm and weighs 146 grams, whereas the Redmi 3S measures 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm and weighs 144 grams.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 3X packs a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and f2.0 aperture. It also supports 1080p video recording. The front camera in Redmi 3X is 5MP. Xiaomi Redmi 3X runs MIUI 7 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop.The Xiaomi Redmi 3X comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by upto 128GB via a micro SD card. It comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back. The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi 3X has a hybrid SIM slot that supports both Micro and Nano SIM cards.

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Xiaomi introduced Redmi 3s smartphone in China yesterday, today the company has announced the Redmi 3X with similar specifications for the local operator China Unicom. To remind you, the phone has a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 SoC, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

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It has full metal magnesium alloy unibody design, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 4100mAh battery.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 3X specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • MIUI 7 based on Android
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm; Weight: 144g
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery / 4100mAh (typical).

 

Top Best Instant Messaging Apps For Android

Top Best Instant Messaging Apps For Android

 
 

Lots of instant messaging apps for android are available these days, and all of them have something different to offer to the users. You can make use of all those messaging apps to chat with your friends, family and relatives for free. Here is a list of the best instant messaging apps for android that you can install on your device to stay connected with the close friends and dear ones all the time.

Messenger

Instant messaging apps for android

This is the official instant messaging app from Facebook that comes with a neat and clean interface and it is very easy to use. Free calls, photo sharing, emojis, stickers, voice recordings, etc. are the features offered in this app. You will be connected with all of your Facebook contacts automatically. Also you can send messages to friends other than Facebook friends through this app using their phone number.

 

Skype

Instant messaging apps

This is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for android that is being used by most of the people globally. Video calling is the main feature of this app, but IM feature is also there that let you chat with others. Features like group chat, emojis, media sharing, etc., are available in the chat section. But in order to add friends on Skype, you need to know their Skype ID. Also, you can make cheap international calls by adding Skype credit.

 

WhatsApp

messaging apps for android

Whatsapp is the most popular of all and those who have a Smartphone will definitely have WhatsApp installed. This app is popular mostly because of the simplicity. All your contacts will be added in Whatsapp automatically. Messages, group messages, sharing media, stickers, emojis etc. are offered in this app. Also, users can make free calls to the added contacts through Whatsapp.

 

Hangout

Instant messaging apps for android

Hangout from Google is a very useful app that combines both, the SMS and IM services. Other than SMS and IM, users can make voice calls and video calls to others through this app. And it must be said that the video calling quality of this app is much better than it is Skype. This app is integrated with Google+, so you can make use of it in a better way.

 

IM+

instant messaging apps for android

This app can be called as a good alternative for the Facebook messenger app that provides many interesting features other than instant messaging. There are lots of options available to choose from, and if you are not able to choose which IM app to pick up, this one will be a good choice.

 

LINE

Instant messaging apps

LINE is a very popular Instant messaging app in Asia, and its popularity is being spread globally. You will be able to understand the real fun of chatting while using this fun messaging app. Packed with so many stickers, online cartoons, various fun characters, etc., this app is amazing for the youngsters.

 

 Tango

Instant messaging apps for android

Tango comes with many instant messaging features, chat, group chat, video calling, media sharing, etc. the addition of various news channels is another attraction. You do not have to add the contacts manually rather it finds out the friends from the contact list, but the person should be using Tango in order to show up in the list. Mid-call-mini is an interesting game in this app that makes it different from other similar apps.

 

 Viber

Instant messaging app

Those who love using as many stickers possible, Viber is just perfect for them. Though instant messaging service is the primary thing in this app, but it ranks well in the sticker market. Voice messaging is also offered in Viber. However, you will not be able to enjoy the video calling. Viber out is similar to Skype credit through which you can make calls to people even if they are not using this service.

 

Snapchat

Instant messaging apps for android

This is a start-up service that is getting pretty popular. Instant messaging, video messaging, photo-sharing, etc. are the features offered in this app. But those who are really concerned about the security might look for another option for instant messaging.

 

BBM

Instant messaging apps for android

BBM is mainly the BlackBerry service that recently made its way onto Android platform. It offers the features that are available in most of the similar apps, but the best part about this app is that it lets you choose the person who will message you.

So, here are the top 10 instant messaging apps for android, you can use any of them to stay in touch with the dear ones

New Apple Health App to Serve as Organ Donation Matchmaker

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Apple has Donate Life America on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer an organ donation app when the new iOS 10 update becomes available this fall. iPhone users will be able to register for the program with a couple taps of a button.

New Apple Health App to Serve as Organ Donation Matchmaker
They’ll be able to sign up to make organ, eye or tissue donations, automatically entering their information in the National Donate Life Registry, which is managed by Donate Life America.

The program can help speed organ donations to about 120,000 people currently waiting for some form of organ or tissue transplant, according to the companies.

There currently are more than 29,000 people a year receiving transplants, but one person dies every hour however waiting for an organ to become available. The hope is that this electronic registry will help connect more potential donors with patients who desperately need to find a match.

“Obviously, we’ve got a very big gap between the number of transplants we’re doing annually and the number of transplants we need,” said David Fleming, CEO of Donate Life America.images (18)

Facebook Push

Donate Life America several years ago launched an initiative with Facebook to make it easier to sign up for organ transplants. The Facebook program allowed users to check their organ donation status on the Facebook timeline.

Fleming said that initiative caused an initial spike in donations, but after a while those numbers

using mobile came back down to earth.

At the time, the national registry did not exist, he noted. Its 2015 launch marked a real turning point for efforts to match potential donors with patients. The national registry allows users to register for organ donations on various mobile platforms.

Another advantage of the iPhone program is that registering through the app will allow the user’s request to remain in force across state lines, according to Apple.

The organ donation app is Apple’s latest move to broaden the reach of its healthcare apps, which represent a growing market for mobile providers.

The company earlier this year launched CareKit and ResearchKit, which allow iOS developers to create different forms of medical apps to help doctors and patients communicate, and to help diagnose a number of different medical conditions, including Parkinson’s, cancer, heart disease and diabete

How To Pin More Than 1 Posts To Any Facebook Group

Firstly let me Explain What is pinned post?
Admins can pin one post to the top of their Facebook Group.Facebook Groups are helpful in driving good amount if traffic to a website.
Pinned posts remain at the top until they are removed or unpinned.
Pinned Post can seen by any Member of that group and top of their group/Under pinned post section.

How To Pin More Than 1 Posts To Any Facebook Group?

1.Firstly pin a post that you need to Pin

How To Pin More Than 1 Posts To Any Facebook Group
2.Then “Deactivate” that Facebook account from which You had pinned the post.
3.Now,Pin another post that you need to pin.

How To Pin More Than 1 Posts To Any Facebook Group
4.Now, “Reactivate” First Facebook account by logging into it.
5.You had 2 Pinned post in Your group.

Microsoft Tightens Screws on Terrorists Posting Online

  1. Microsoft last week announced plans to crack down on terrorist content, perhaps in response to the Obama administration’s intense effort to get Silicon Valley’s help in preventing organizations like ISIS from using social media as a recruiting and fundraising tool.

Microsoft has amended its terms of use to prohibit the posting of terrorist content on its various platforms, extending the existing prohibition on hate speech and advocacy of violence against others. The company categorized terrorist content as material posted by or in support of any organizations in the Consolidated United National Security Council Sanctions list, which includes groups the UN Security Council considers terrorist organizations.

The prohibition specifically deals with content that depicts graphic violence, encourages violent action, endorses a terrorist group or its acts, or encourages people to join such groups, according to Microsoft.

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It was inevitable that there would need to be new approaches to combat terrorism in the digital arena, Microsoft said, noting the importance of the Internet as a communications hub.

Recent events have served as a reminder that it can be used for the worst reasons imaginable, the company added.

Alternative Narratives

Microsoft will continue using its notice and takedown process for removing prohibited content. When brought to its attention through its online reporting tool — whether by governments, concerned citizens or other groups — such content will be removed.

In a nod to censorship concerns, Microsoft said it would remove links to terrorist-related content from Bing search results when the takedown would be required of search providers under local law. The company already operates that way in France, for example, where police authorities routinely report links to terrorist-related content.

The antiterror efforts Microsoft and others have undertaken should be effective, said Todd Helmus, senior behavioral scientist at the Rand Corp., because in addition to limiting access to terror networks, the companies are providing alternative messaging.

“What’s noteworthy about Microsoft and what you’re seeing from the other social media giants is that not only are there efforts to remove content or limit access to content, but also … opportunities for counter content,” he told the E-Commerce Times. “That’s also a very important aspect of this as well.”

Microsoft routinely gets government requests for customer data. During the second half of 2015, the firm received 39,083 requests involving more than 64,000 users globally, for example.

Twitter, Facebook and others in recent months have taken steps to crack down on the use of their sites for terrorist activity, hateful speech or content promoting violence. The changes followed the revelation that the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre in 2015 were inspired by social media linked to ISIS.

Censorship Concerns

While concerned about violence against U.S. citizens, civil liberties advocates expressed concern that crackdowns like this may serve only to push dangerous speech underground while threatening the First Amendment rights of innocent civilians.

“Creating a free-floating ban on certain types of speech, no matter how controversial, only serves to hide controversial ideas in the shadows — it makes no one safer,” argued ACLU attorney Lee Rowland.

“Public dialogue about racism, terrorism and other evils is the most critical step in ultimately defeating it,” she told the E-Commerce Times.

Censorship of speech based on national security claims often backfires, Rowland noted, as was the case when Apple voluntarily blocked applications that identified sites of U.S. drone strikes because they included “objectionable material.”

Microsoft plans to partner with nongovernmental organizations to display public service announcements with links to positive messaging, as well as alternative narratives for some search queries, with the goal of deterring troubled individuals from heading down a path toward violence.

Microsoft is seeking creative new ways to deal with the issue. For example, it is providing funding and technical support to Dartmouth College Professor Hany Farid to develop a technology to help stakeholders identify copies of patently terrorist content, including images, video and audio. Such a solution could help avoid the game of whack-a-mole that often occurs when content that is taken down soon reappears elsewhere.

The company is a founding member and financial supporter of a new private-public partnership to help counter terrorist abuse of Internet platforms. Founded in Geneva last month, the partnership includes the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, with civil society, academic, government and industry representatives.

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Microsoft also is adding resources to its YouthSpark initiative, which provides material to help young social media users engage in safer online socializing and distinguish factual information from hate speech.

How to Post Audio Comments on Facebook Status Update

Record & Post Audio Comments in Facebook  Install Talk and Comment Extension on Chrome. The purpose of the tool is pretty much self-explanatory:  to let you send audio messages and post audio comments on Facebook

1.Open Google Chrome browser.

 2. Install Talk and Comment Extension on Chrome.

How to Post Audio Comments on Facebook Status Update

3.After installing this extension click on the small MIC icon you see in the status bar. Now it will ask you for permission’s simply press Allow. 

How to Post Audio Comments on Facebook Status Update

4.After doing that simply visit any status update on which you would like to add your audio comment.

5.Now you will see the small MIC icon simply press and hold to record your comment.

How to Post Audio Comments on Facebook Status Update

6.Record your comment and release to upload the audio note.

7.Now after uploading is done you will see a link to the uploaded comment.

How to Post Audio Comments on Facebook Status Update

8.Just press enter the post the comment, now your link will transform into a player, just click the play button and listen to Your audio. note.

Click Here to Visits talkandcomment website.

Google Finally Announced Official Name of Latest Version Android N

Google  Finally Announced the official name of the Latest Version of its Android mobile software, codenamed Android N: “Nougat.”

Google Android N Official Name of Latest Version Android N

The next version of sugary snack-themed Android and the successor to Android Marshmallow will now be known as Android Nougat, the company revealed on Snapchat and Twitter.

Google Android N Official Name of Latest Version Android N

The announcement comes days after Google set up a website for users to submit suggestions for the name of Android N.

Google Android N Official Name of Latest Version Android N

Android tradition :

Android has maintained its tradition of naming its Android mobile operating system by the names of alphabetically-ordered sugary delights starting from Android Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow.

You can check out Android N Developer Preview on your smartphone and tablet from developer.android.com/preview.

Download 10 Best Android Hacking Apps 2016

Download 10 Best Android Hacking Apps 2016

1 Hackode

The hacker’s Toolbox is an Application for Penetration Tester, Ethical hackers, IT administrator and Cyber security professional to perform different tasks like Reconnaissance, Scanning performing exploits etc.

2 Androrat

Androrat Remote Administration Tool for Android. Androrat is a client/server application developed in Java Android for the client side and in Java/Swing for the Server.

3 APKInspector

APKinspector is a powerful GUI tool for analysts to analyse the Android applications. The goal of this project is to aide analysts and reverse engineers to visualize compiled Android packages and their corresponding DEX code.

4 DroidBox

DroidBox is developed to offer dynamic analysis of Android applications.

5 Burp Suite


Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application’s attack surface, through to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

6 zANTI

zANTI is a comprehensive network diagnostics toolkit that enables complex audits and penetration tests at the push of a button. It provides cloud-based reporting that walks you through simple guidelines to ensure network safety.

7 Droid Sheep

DroidSheep can be easily used by anybody who has an Android device and only the provider of the web service can protect the users. So Anybody can test the security of his account by himself and can decide whether to keep on using the web service.

8 dSploit

dSploit is an Android network analysis and penetration suite which aims to offer to IT security experts/geeks the most complete and advanced professional toolkit to perform network security assessments on a mobile device.

9 Arpspoof

Arpspoof is a tool for network auditing .This app redirects traffic on the local network by forging ARP replies and sending them to either a specific target or all the hosts on the local network paths.

10 Shark for Root

Traffic sniffer, works on 3G and WiFi (works on FroYo tethered mode too). To open dump use WireShark or similar software, for preview dump on phone use Shark Reader. Based on tcpdump.

Cool and Fun Google Tricks

Google has loads of cool and interesting Tricks for its users and Google Gravity Trick is one of them. Google often exhibits a range of tricks astonish others through which you can dazzle your friends and family.Google gravity tricks are based on the JavaScript codes.To make use of these funny pranks, you just need to stay connected to the internet and use a working internet browser.

Here I listed some of the tricks of Google.

1. Do a barrel roll

Type in Do a barrel roll in the Google search box, and you’ll seeGoogle Tricks the entire webpage rotate clockwise by a full 360 degrees.

Click Here to experiment with Do a barrel roll trick.

2. Atari breakout

 Google Tricks

To access this Easter egg, do a Google image search for the Atari breakout string, and the images in search results will turn into colourful bricks, which you can smash with the ball, while bouncing it off the paddle. If you manage to finish the game, the search automatically redirects to results from any random Image search. And if you can’t complete it, you can always aim for the highest score, which can be shared via Google+ with one click.

Click Here to experiment with Atari breakout trick.

3. Zerg rush

 Google Tricks

Search for Zerg rush, and your search results will be attacked from all sides by hordes of O alphabets. The Os can be destroyed by clicking on them repeatedly. The game ends either when all the search results have been destroyed, or when you’ve defeated all the Os. The high score can be shared as well.

Click Here to experiment with Zerg rush trick.

5.Google in 1998

Google Tricks google in 1998

Google also had humble beginnings, when it started off in 1998.Use Google in 1998 as the search phrase and see how the Google looked back then.

Click Here to experiment with Google in 1998 trick.

6.Flip a coin

Google Tricks flip a coin

It is one of the interesting Easter eggs of Google and thanks to this Easter egg, You don’t need to have one in your pocket to toss. Search for Flip a coin, and see whether you get Heads or Tails.

Click Here to experiment with Flip a coin trick.

7.Roll a die

Google Tricks roll a die

Run a search for Roll a die, and you’ll get a random number from 1 to 6.

Click Here is experiment with  Roll a die trick.

8.Google gravity

Google Tricks google gravity

Type in Google Gravity, and click on the first search result

Click Here to experiment with Google Gravity trick 

9.Google Space

Now You can see that Google has not only Gravity trick but also Google Space Trick.To try this trick type Google Space in Google search engine and press I am Feeling Lucky button.

Google Tricks

Click Here to experiment with  Google Space trick

11. Google Sphere

The Image below shows that all the links will be formed as sphere and they will rotate.,thats what this trick is.

Google Tricks-Google Sphere

Click Here to experiment with Google sphere

12.Google Gravity Underwater

Google Tricks-Google Underwater

Click Here to experiment with Google Gravity Underwater trick

13.Chuck Norris

This trick will surprise You a lot.Type “Where is Chuck Norris right now” and hit I am Feeling Lucky button.

Google Tricks-Chuck Norris

Click Here to watch the answer of this experiment.

14.Google Terminal

Google Terminal which will remind You of MS-DOS days. 

Google Tricks-Google terminal

Click Here to experiment with Google Terminal trick

15.Search ‘the number of horns on a unicorn’

Google knows this answer and hope You too know this answer anyhow try and see this trick.

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Hope You enjoyed this tricks.
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