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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Top 10 LG Smartphones Gestures you have been missing



LG G6

LG is a top brand company that produces one of the best high-end Android Smartphones and these Smartphones are sophisticated and loaded with lots of features and Gestures you may not be aware of.

If you're a phone explorer or phone freak, you probably should already know about some of these features but if you're not, get ready to learn something new as I'll briefly talk about some gestures and features you can get from your LG Smartphone.

#10 - Live Shot

Live shot allows you to take pictures while recording a video. Whenever a video recording is in progress, there is usually a camera icon located at the bottom of the screen close to the recording icon. Tapping on the camera icon gives you a shot while the video recording is still on.

#9 - Gesture view

This allows you to automatically switch/transit between camera mode and preview mode by lowering your phone

#8 - Play Videos on locked screen

This is one interesting gesture that keeps your videos playing when you turn off your phone's screen. To activate this, open any video with the system video player app, select Options>>>Settings>>>Play on Lock Screen>>>On.

#7 - Split Screen

This allows you use two apps simultaneously by splitting your phone's screen. Hold the back button until you see a popup screen then select the two apps you would like to use. You can use apps like Chrome Browser, Gallery, G-Mail, Maps, YouTube, Messaging, etc.

#6 - Burst Shot

Burst Shot allows you take multiple pictures by holding the shutter button. LG Smartphones usually come with an extra button (which is popularly called quick button) located at the top right side of the phone. It can be configured to launch whichever app you want when you press the button. Configuring it to launch camera allows you take multiple shots with it.

#5 - Floating Window

Similar to a PC, floating window allows you to keep certain apps active in a small box (that can be resized) while you use other apps. You can float apps like Video player, Phone dial, Internet browser, Contacts, etc.

Floating Window

#4 - Smart Screen

Smart screen works with your eyes while using your phone. If your phone stays idle for some time, the screen gets turned off but with Smart screen gesture, your phone's screen stays awake and never get turned off as long as it detects your eyes.

To use this gesture, go to Settings>>>Display>>>Smart Screen and activate it. Keep your eyes on the screen and ensure there is sufficient light around you.

#3 - Auto Shot

Auto shot works with your face when taking a selfie. Your phone automatically takes a selfie when the front camera detects your face. For this to work, you have to ensure there is sufficient light around you.

#2 - Gesture Shot

Gesture shot works with your hand when taking a selfie (with your front camera). It automatically takes a shot when you make a fist with your hand. To take a gesture shot, raise your hand until the front camera detects it and a box appears on the screen around your hand, then make a fist to take a shot.

Gesture Shot

You can also make a fist twice to take four selfies in sequence.

#1 - Smart Pause

Smart Pause works with the eyes when you're watching a video. The video automatically gets paused when you take your eyes away from the screen and automatically resume when you return your eyes to the screen.

To activate or use this gesture, go to Settings>>>Display>>>Smart Pause

Take note that this gesture only works on the system video player and won't work on any third party video player app. You should also ensure there is sufficient light around you so your phone can easily detect your eyes focusing on the screen otherwise it may not work fine.


Disclaimer:
Please take note that you may not find some or all of the above-listed gestures in some LG Smartphones since they vary in functionality.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How to View Wi-Fi Password on Android



How to see Wi-Fi Password on Android

Hello there, today I bring to you another tutorial that provides an answer to the question you might have been asking for a long time which is how you can view the password of any Wi-Fi network you're connected to or Wi-Fi networks you've connected to in the past.

If it's on a PC, this isn't much of a problem but on a mobile phone, you can't see the password of whichever Wi-Fi you're connected to. However, it is possible with some little tricks which I'm going to show you.

READ ALSO: How to share Internet access while connected to Wi-Fi

First, your phone has to be rooted, if you don't know how to root an Android phone, click here to learn how to root any android phone. The data of every Wi-Fi network you connect to is hidden in a system folder and to access that folder, you need root permission.

Secondly, you will need an app called ES File Explorer. There are other apps but ES File Explorer is the best file managing app that handles system files and folders very well and you will need it to view and access the system folder and files where Wi-Fi passwords are hidden. Download ES File Explorer from here.

See This: Top 10 LG Smartphone Gestures you have been missing

After Meeting the above conditions, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open ES File Explorer and grant it Root permission.

To grant root permission, tap on the menu bar at the top left of the app, scroll down and tap on the toggle button of Root Explorer. A dialogue box will appear asking if you want to grant root permission to the app, select Allow and close the Menu bar.

Step 2: Go to your Storage directory and you should see something like this / > Storage > at the top of the page. Select the / symbol and you will be taken to the root directory of your device

Step 3: Now on the root directory page open these folders data>>>misc>>>wifi.

Open the data/misc/wifi folder to see Wi-Fi Password
click/tap to expand

Step 4: Select the file named wpa_supplicant.conf and view with ES Note Editor. You should see something like this:

network={
ssid="…"
captive_check=0
PSK="…"
Key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
priority=…
}
SSID is the name of the Wi-Fi network and PSK is the password.



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Huawei P10 full Specs and Review



Huawei P10

Huawei P10 was launched in March 2017 and trust me, the smartphone is one of a kind. It is powered by the Huawei Kirin 960, which is the same chipset available in the Huawei Mate 9

Here is the full specs of the Huawei P10:

NETWORK:4G LTE
BODY DIMENSIONS:145.3 x 69.3 x 7 mm (5.72 x 2.73 x 0.28 in)
SIM:Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY:Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
SIZE:5.1 inches
RESOLUTION:1080 x 1920 pixels
PROTECTION:Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Emotion UI 5.1
OS:Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CHIPSET:HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU:Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU:Mali-G71 MP8
MEMORY:Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM and expandable microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
CAMERA:Rear Dual 20MP + 12MP, f/2.2, OIS, Leica optics, 2x lossless zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Front 8MP, f/1.9
WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
BLUETOOTH:4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC:Yes
RADIO:No
USB:2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SENSORS:Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BROWSER:HTML5
BATTERY:Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
COLORS:Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Dazzling Blue, Greenery
PRICE:About 589 USD (213,512 NGN)

Huawei is a Chinese Telecommunications company founded in 1987 that produces smartphones and other communication devices. Over the years, the company has made great achievements with its Smartphones and is still making achievements.

Read Also: Huawei Watch 2 Wins Best Wearable Device at EISA Awards

One of the greatest achievement the company made was with the Huawei Mate 9 launched in 2016. They also received three different EISA Awards for 2017-2018 where Huawei Watch 2 received the award for Best Wearable device, Huawei Honor 8 pro received the award of Best Consumer Smartphone and Huawei P10 received the award of Best Smartphone Camera. Sequel to some leaks, Huawei is going to unveil another flagship device - Huawei Mate10 before 2017 runs out.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

[UPDATED] Samsung Galaxy S8 Wins EISA Award for Best Smartphone




Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ has once again hit the news headlines as it bags Best Smartphone Award in the recent EISA Awards for 2017-2018.
The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ is Samsung's latest flagship device and has been previously recognized and rated by users as number one Best Smartphone.


Samsung Galaxy S8 wins EISA Award
Photo Credit: EISA Awards

Read Also: Huawei Watch 2 Wins Best Wearable Device at EISA Awards

Other awards were given to other devices from other manufacturers but the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ went home with the prestigious award of Best Smartphone. It was recognized for its bezel-less Infinity Display, iris scanning, Bixby voice assistant, excellent camera, the top-notch Exynos 8895 chipset and according to the Judges, it's a formidable do-it-all device

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Huawei Watch 2 Wins EISA Award for Best Wearable Device




In the just concluded EISA Award for 2017-2018, Huawei Watch 2 won the award for Best Wearable device. It was honored for its ability to look good both at the office and at the gym having both classic and sports versions.


Photo Credit: EISA Awards

EISA (an acronym for European Imaging and Sound Association) was established in 1982 and has since then been testing and awarding various devices like cameras, mobile phones, audio equipment, etc.

Read Also: [UPDATED] Samsung Galaxy S8 wins Best Smartphone at EISA Awards

Huawei did not only receive an award for its Watch 2 but also for Huawei P10 as Best Smartphone Camera and Huawei Honor 8 pro as Best Consumer Smartphone. It is amazing that Huawei could receive awards for three of its devices whereas other top brands like Samsung received only one award for Galaxy S8/S8+ as Best Smartphone.

Huawei Watch 2 Features

  • GPS
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • 4G connectivity
  • Ceramic bezel and customizable faces
  • Crystal-clear 1.2-inches circular AMOLED screen
  • Google's Assistant
  • Water resistance
  • Built-in two-day battery life
  • Real-time guidance
  • Offline Music
  • Work-out data report
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 pro full Specs and Review




Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Photo Credit: Samsung

In July 2017 Samsung released another Smartphone to continue the Samsung Galaxy J series. Previous versions of Smartphones in the J series include J1, J3, J5, J7, J7 Prime and now J7 pro.

Read Also: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks

When it comes to Smartphone quality, Samsung is one of the best and apart from the Galaxy J series, the company has other series of Smartphones which include Galaxy S Series, Galaxy Note Series, Galaxy A Series, Galaxy Tab Series among others.

Here are the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy J7 pro:

NETWORK:4G LTE
BODY DIMENSIONS:152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm (6.00 x 2.94 x 0.31 in)
SIM:Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
DISPLAY:Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
SIZE:5.5 inches
RESOLUTION:1080 x 1920 pixels
OS:Android 7.1 (Nougat)
CHIPSET:Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU:Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU:Mali-T830MP2
MEMORY:Internal 32/64 GB, 3GB RAM. Expandable microSD up to 256GB
CAMERA:13MP Rear Camera, f/1.7, autofocus, LED flash. 13MP Front Camera, f/1.9, LED flash, 1080p
WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
BLUETOOTH:4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC:Yes
RADIO:FM radio
USB:microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
SENSORS:Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BROWSER:HTML5
BATTERY:Non-removable Li-Ion 3600mAh battery with talk time up to 24hrs(3G) and Music play Up to 91hrs
COLOR:Black & Gold
PRICE:About 353 USD (127,962 NGN)

The Samsung Galaxy J7 seems to have associates, first, it was J7 prime and now J7 pro. The Galaxy J7 Pro is another variant of Galaxy J7 and is currently the latest 4G Smartphone from Samsung. It has only a few similar features with the J7: 13MP Camera, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Display, Dual Sim and 4G LTE.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Latest Samsung Phone leaks | Galaxy Note 8




Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Just a few months after the release of its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which is still rocking the smartphone market, Samsung is set to unveil another breathtaking smartphone - Galaxy Note 8. Just like the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy Note series is one of the highly rated smartphones in the smartphone industry.

Samsung has always been known for its quality Smartphone but the unexpected happened when the Galaxy Note 7 had issues with exploding batteries but the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ saved the company's name from going down and the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to further restore its Glory.

See This: Top 5 Best Smartphones in 2017

There have been some leaks and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is expected to be released before August runs out and due to the leaks and rumors, Samsung fans are having high expectations as the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to debut a number of features that will make it one of the best smartphones in 2017.

Let's take a Review on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features:

Build and Design

Considering Samsung's previous Smartphones and its stunning design, we wouldn't expect less for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It has one of the best builds and design by Samsung including a curved edge screen and no physical home button (which was first experimented in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ that led to the fingerprint sensor being placed at the back).

Apart from the curved edge screen and no physical home button, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2K resolution, an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and an overall design with slightly sharper angles than the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

One of the complaints about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the fingerprint reader being too close to the camera which causes finger grease on the camera lens after making use of the fingerprint scanner.

Fans were expecting the Note 8 fingerprint reader to be located elsewhere like integrating it in the display but Samsung failed to do that and we'll be seeing the same thing as in the Galaxy S8 and S8+ but this time the fingerprint reader is distanced from the camera lens with the flash led in the middle.

As usual for the Galaxy note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with S Pen that allows you write and draw naturally just like with a pen or pencil and interact with your phone without leaving fingerprints on the screen.

Camera

For the Galaxy Note 8 camera, we are seeing something new in Samsung history. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s first Smartphone to feature a dual camera. Sounds interesting right? Of course.

Related Article: Samsung Bixby | All you need to know

A lot of smartphones from other manufacturers now features dual cameras which have been warmly welcomed by users. Now that Samsung has decided to join the team and produce a dual camera smartphone and knowing Samsung's Camera prowess, we would sure keep our hopes high on this one.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would feature a 12MP dual camera and 8MP front camera. Although there have been no details on the front camera, it's sure gonna be great. The rear camera features a 3X optical zoom and yes it is the phablet you need.

Battery

Series of leaks have shown that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to have a 3,300mAh inbuilt battery but definitely not a fire catching one. I'm sure Samsung will not want it's Note 8 to bring another setback like the Note 7 otherwise we may hear something like Galaxy Note Series has been discontinued.

Storage and Memory

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has two versions, one of 64GB ROM and the other of 128GB ROM but both have 6GB RAM. Also, supports external SD up to 256GB

Smartphones are widely and extensively used so speed and storage must not be a limiting factor to users, therefore, smartphone producers are making sure to produce smartphones of high speed and storage. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's 6GB RAM, maximum speed is guaranteed.

Network and Sensors

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 4G LTE network for fast speed. Sensors include iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2.

Price and Release Date

Not yet official but it is going to be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone at a range of $1000 - $1100 which is about $250 higher than Galaxy S8. A bit high but with all the expected features, it's worth it.

To be officially launched on 23 of August 2017

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