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HiOS Official Account | 2020-05-29265546

Hello T-Fans, This month, we have written various articles and held so many contests for our fans and many have been rewarded. We are not tired and we would still do more. How well do you know HiOS? Do you really know much about HiOS or you are just a regular phone user? If you think you know much about HiOS, then I think you should take this test! So, copy this link ( https://bit.ly/HiOSTEST ) and paste in your browser and answer the questions in this activity. Activity runs from May 29th to May 30th, 2020 Event is open to 10 countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Guinea, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India) 10 lucky Overall winners get 5 USD recharge cards each. Second place (20 winners) gets USD 3 each Third place (30 winners) gets USD 2 each Get rewarded for your knowledge!
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FINAL FANTASY: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Coming to Android.

yusufaliu | 2020-05-28585

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Hello T-fans, the Japanese video gaming developer "Square Enix" has today announced the coming to Android of a remastered version of Final Fantasy, Crystal Chronicles, now scheduled for August 27. The original game had its first launch on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003 with over a million sold out copies. It is an essentially action RPG which takes place in an unnamed fantasy world inhabited by four races. The player takes control of a caravan of chibi like characters hailing from the village of Tipa, in which members of the world's four races comes together to help its mission in protecting the world's settlements from a deadly poison vapour called the Miasma, caused by an alien lifeform in a meteorite which shattered the world's sustaining Great Crystal prior to the gaming event. The remastered version which includes enhanced graphics, new sounds, new bosses of levels/stages, character voice acting and cross platform online multiplayer, originally dated for January 2020, is now scheduled for August 27 with a more polished look to the game. This was made known today on twitter from an official handle (@FinalFantasy) by Square Enix. You can check out the release date trailer below and don't forget to follow me on Tspot for more. Read all >>

WHAT IS GBOARD?: GOOGLE'S SMART KEYBOARD FOR PHONES AND TABLETS, EXPLAINED.

Barekese Mmrante Hene | 2020-05-282180

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Gboard, Google's virtual keyboard, is a smartphone and tablet typing app that features glide typing, emoji search, GIFs, Google Translate, handwriting, predictive text, and more. GOOGLE'S KEYBOARD Many Android devices come with Gboard installed as the default keyboard, but it can be added to any Android device. Gboard is a virtual typing app developed for Android. While it's the default keyboard on several devices, it can also be installed. Gboard combines the modern mobile keyboard with fun, and helpful Google features. HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOOGLE'S KEYBOARD. What you need to know about Gboard, Google's virtual keyboard Gboard has a ton of features that make communicating on a mobile screen and with a smaller keyboard easier. It features standard tools like Google Search and a predictive typing engine, but it also supports more than 900 languages and a floating keyboard. Over the years, various updates have expanded Gboard's capabilities, from Google Translate and offline voice recognition to voice dictation and glide typing, which takes the pecking out of texting. 1-WHAT IS GBOARD? Tapping the taskbar above your Gboard keyboard opens a window to Google Search, where you can find news headlines, weather, sports scores, and more. When you find something you want to share, tap it and watch as the link is automatically added to your email, text, or other text apps you're using. The keyboard's text editing tool makes selecting, copying, and pasting text faster and more precise than the traditional method of tapping and dragging your finger. But Gboard isn't all work, and a number of keyboard options make having fun more accessible. Gboard offers users the ability to add a personal image from your camera roll as your keyboard background, and its smart GIF suggestions feature identifies GIFs relevant to text written , so you don't have to go looking for what you really want to say. Gboard also features an emoji library , stickers, and a handwriting mode when you want to add your personal flair. Most Android phones have Gboard pre-installed, but Android users can download the virtual from the Google Play store. Follow me for more.Read all >>

Tecno Quiz

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Do we remember the first Camon phone, I bet there is someone who does. So since it's Throwback Thursday let's throwback to the first Camon smartphone. What was it called? #ThrowbackThursday #LiveWithTECNORead all >>

T-Fans, Let's make it better together!

TECNO SPOT Official | 2020-05-28176021

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Hello TFANS,Trust your day is going on smooth!We really like the new slogan voted by you guys "T-SPOT, together we grow!"So we are doing more surveys lately, hoping you could help us to improve on being your most friendly brand. It's a very simple survey, rate how do you feel about our icon, if 1 is for lowest and 7 is the highest, how many ponts would you give to TECNO icon?Click here to rate! Thanks a lot T-fans! Read all >>

HIOS GAME MODE OPTIMIZATION

Barekese Mmrante Hene | 2020-05-261469

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It's time to break your favourite game record! With HiOS Game Mode Optimization, you can automatically free up space, boost game and accelerate network while you game. You're assured the most enjoyable and unhindered gaming experience! *Available on TecnoMobile devices running HiOS5.5 and aboveRead all >>

TECNO PLACES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE HANDS OF THEIR FANS WITH SPARK 5

Barekese Mmrante Hene | 2020-05-265553

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It is no news that smartphone users always want to get their hands on the latest and most innovative smartphones. Unfortunately, the more innovative most smartphone brands get, the more expensive their offerings become, putting these modern smartphones out of most people’s reach. Despite this, consumers continue to have increased expectations of their smartphones; from large storage space and superior camera quality, to long-lasting battery life and powerful performance, all at a price they won’t have to break the bank for. With the new TECNO Spark 5 Series, TECNO has met and exceeded such expectations while having the financial concerns of their fans at heart. The smartphone brand has once again designed a product that delivers a premium experience and a power-packed performance with the best of Artificial Intelligence at a sweet price range. The Spark 5 Series comes out of the box with TECNO’s proprietary HiOS which is based on Android Q. The smartphone has a unique AI powered 5 camera system that differentiates it from any other device in its category. For the young, urban, aspirational consumer, the Spark 5 combines the latest in technology breakthroughs while allowing them to share their photos and videos across their social media channels with ease. Questions people usually ask when they want to get a new phone this season: 1. Can I afford it? 2. How good is the camera? 3. I hope I will not have to spend a lot to fix the screen if screen is broken. 4. Is the selfie camera very amazing? 5. Does it have a good storage? Spark 5 series ticks all these boxes. Indeed, Spark 5 gives its users a transformative AI powered camera experience. Equipped with a 13 megapixel rear AI Quad camera and an 8 megapixel front camera, SPARK 5 brings unmatched quality in image and video creation. The cameras at the back consist of a primary camera, a camera that captures depth of field, AI lens for edge detection in portraits, face recognition, and color profile enhancements as well as a macro lens for photographing small subjects at very close distances. Behind the scenes, SPARK 5’s cameras are powered by an AI Camera 3.0 algorithm and AI Scene Detection. It also features 6 flashlights with 4 situated around the back camera and a dual front flash. Users can also enjoy close-up photography with a 4 cm macro photography mode that enables them to capture small and minute details. Additionally, the device includes AI HDR technology to increase dynamic range beyond what is captured by the camera’s sensors, allowing users to take photos with a higher dynamic range, fewer noise and clearer details. TECNO’s Spark 5 Series is a High Performing Machine. It allows for a wide range of user customization without requiring rooting the mobile device. The operating system is also bundled with utility applications that allow users to free up memory, freeze applications, limit data accessibility to applications, and more. See? Worry no more about going out of storage or memory on an affordable phone. Building upon the Spark 4’s battery performance, the Spark 5 Series packs a punch with a powerful 5,000 mAh battery, so that consumers can run powerful applications and multiple tabs without the need to constantly recharge. The device has a premium, immersive and alluring design. SPARK 5’s 6.6-inch dot in display screen is massive and is very elegant. With an industry leading 90.2% perfect screen ratio and a screen resolution of 720*1600 HD, users will have an immersive display that will transform their experience. With dark mode, the phone also gives users more battery time and decreased blue light emission, reducing eye strain. The finishing, the material and the device’s sparkly gives it a unique and elegant look. In all honesty, this sounds too good to be true, but it is in fact true. Spark 5 Series is everything a smartphone lover wishes for on a very convenient budget.Read all >>

How to Save Your Wet Cellphone…with Rice!

Hoilakes | 2020-05-264144

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This post was last edited by Hoilakes at 2020-5-26 10:05 YES UNCOOKED RICE... Just leave the phone (and its disconnected battery) submerged in a bowl of grains overnight. If you're worried about rice dust getting inside your phone, you can instead use the packets of silica gel that often come stuffed in the pockets of new clothes. But acting fast is far more important than avoiding a little dust, so don't waste time shopping if you don't already have a drawer full of silica gel. The most important thing to remember is to avoid heat. That means no hair dryers, ovens, microwaves, or extended periods in direct sunlight. While heat will certainly evaporate the moisture, it could also warp components and melt adhesives. Those fragile glues are also why you'll want to avoid dunking the phone in rubbing alcohol (an oft­-prescribed tip on the Web). Alcohol is a solvent and can dissolve the internal adhesives. (If you drop your phone in the toilet, it's okay to wipe the outside with alcohol to disinfect it.)One final, perhaps surprising, note: If your phone gets soaked in salt water, you should probably flush the whole thing in fresh water before it dries. When salt water evaporates, it leaves crystals that can damage a phone's fragile components. Just be sure to remove the battery before flooding the device... BRB... Read all >>

HiOS Tips and Tricks

ahiadzro | 2020-05-271646

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This post was last edited by ahiadzro at 2020-5-27 10:52 Hello Tecno Fanatics, How many of you have taken notice of the latest improvements on HiOS, they are doing a really good job. I would love to draw your attention to HiTheme wallpapers. Guys, there is a vast improvement in the wallpapers. Just check these two out. I am just loving it. If you are not into clicking on HiTheme on your device or changing your wallpaper, then you better do to enjoy the experience. 2. Here is a second trick you might not have noticed.Swiping down from the top of your apps drawer lets you quickly access wallpapers and games. Below is a screenshot 3. The third trick is how to change the text color of your HiOS launcher to match your wallpapers. Although this is normally automatic, you can always explore.Here's how, tap on your home screen for a while > desktop settings > text-color > custom and voila, you can do as you please. Below is a screenshot, courtesy of Lighthouse. Read More: How to Get Rid of Ads on HiOS Launcher Read all >>

JUST BEFORE YOU SHOP ONLINE

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This post was last edited by Exceptional at 2020-5-27 17:45 With the gift giving season approaching gradually, many people will be doing their shopping online especially at a sensitive moment like this. Mobile shopping is up 25% since last year and I can't imagine what this year would look like. With all of this online shopping, lots of personal information—phone numbers, home addresses, and credit cards—will be flying around the Internet. This personal data translates to dollars for cyber criminals who are gearing up for the heavy traffic and increased online sales in the upcoming months. Protecting Your Data Even though brick-and-mortar stores like Target and Home Depot have been targets of data theft over the last year, ecommerce transactions are also vulnerable to attacks. In addition, online shoppers are vulnerable to scams like phishing or fraudulent websites, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, spam/phishing emails, pop-ups, social engineering attacks, and fraudulent charities or causes. Once you give an online retailer your information, it’s their job to protect the data that you gave them, so it’s important that you be careful who you trust with your information online. But how do you know who to trust? How do you know if a site is legitimate and if you should give them your data? How to know if a Website Is Secure Before giving any information to a website, you should make sure it is secure. Below are some quick tips that you can use to tell if a site is secure. Check the SSL Certificate Look at the URL of the website. If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. To get an SSL Certificate, the company must go through a validation process. However, there are a few different levels of validation—and some of them are easier to get through than others. The lowest level of validation, Domain Validation (DV), simply validates ownership of the domain and not the legitimacy of the organization requesting the certificate. In other words, if you bought the domain “amaz0n.com” and requested a certificate for it, you would get the certificate because you own the domain. The highest level of validation, Extended Validation (EV), is the safest and most extensive. With Extended Validation the company requesting the certificate has to prove their identity as well as their legitimacy as a business. You can tell if a site has an EV certificate by looking at the address bar. Browsers show a green address bar with a lock icon for websites with EV certificates, as shown in the picture below. Look at the Domain Cyber attackers will sometimes create websites that mimic existing websites and try to trick people into purchasing something on or logging into their phishing site. These sites often look exactly like the existing website. Let’s use the same example as before: a cyber attacker purchases the domain “amaz0n.com” and sets up a website at that location that looks exactly like the amazon.com website. They buy a DV certificate for their website and try to trick users (by using phishing emails or other methods) to purchase items or log into their accounts on the mimic phishing site. To avoid these kinds of attacks, always look at the domain of the site you are on. If you get an email from your bank or other online vendor, don’t click the link in the email. Type the domain into your browser to make sure you are connecting to the website where you intend to be. Look for Signs that the Company Is Real There are a few signs that you can look for to help you know if a company is real or not. Physical address and phone number – If the company lists a physical address and phone number there is a higher chance that they are a real business. Reputable companies will list their information so you can contact them if there is a problem. Return policy – Reputable sites should list their return policy as well as their shipping policy. If you can’t find these policies on their site, you probably don’t want to purchase from them. Prices are too low to believe – It’s great when you find a bargain, but you should be wary of sites that offer products for prices that are far lower than they should be. You could end up with knock off merchandise, stolen goods, or not get anything at all. Privacy statement – Reputable sites should tell you how they protect your information and whether they give your information to third parties. You should make sure a site has a privacy statement and read it before you make a purchase. Be Safe Out There Shopping online is extremely convenient and can make finishing up your holiday gift list quick and easy. But falling victim to an online scam or data theft would ruin anyone’s holidays. Make sure you stay safe online and protect your information by following these quick tips during the holidays, and throughout the year. #Stay Safe both offline and online. Good news: I'll be sharing with us some quick, tested and trusted legit ways to make cool cash especially this lockdown with little or no capital! I'm sure you would love it, you may want to follow me to stay updated. Thanks, see you soon. Read all >>

Best Graphic Design Apps for Android

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This post was last edited by Hoilakes at 2020-5-27 08:58 Find out which free and paid Android apps are worth downloading for sketching ideas & creating new designs, including Sketchbook Express, Infinite Design, Adobe and more. Which are the best Android apps for designers? Here, we bring you some of our favourite apps for designers with Android tablets to help you kick start your mobile creativity.From budget Android tablets made by companies such as tecno and others are powerful, high-end tablets– and smartphones too – are still very popular tools for designers from all walks of life.What really makes tablets and smartphones useful for creative, though, are the apps available to install on those devices, but with so many apps to choose from in the Google Play Store it can be daunting task to try and pick out what's worthwhile downloading.To help you, I have collected some great Android apps that should get you started, and could become invaluable assets for all designers. and i will try enough to break them down for you... Infinite DesignCreated by developer Sean Brakefield, Infinite Design is a vector graphics apps for Android that lets you create designs using your tablet or smartphone. If you want to try before you buy, the free version includes an infinite canvas, infinite layers and an infinite undo and redo system (hence the name), layer options such as split, merge, flip and duplicate and five symmetry tools, the ability to import images to the canvas and add special effects and a path editing and pen tool for precise control. Without paying for the full version, you'll be able to save your work as a JPEG, but the full version will give you the ability to save images as PNG, PSD or SVG, and is ad-free. Sketchbook Created by Autodesk, Sketchbook is free to download painting and drawing application that can help you achieve simple tasks like sketching out ideas to more complex undertakings that involve layers and intricate brushes. The tools aren't as comprehensive as those found in the Sketchbook Pro app, which is available as an in-app purchase after downloading the free Sketchbook app here, but will do the trick for most designers who need a tool for moments of inspiration while out and about. to be continued...REMEMBER TO FOLLOW ON TSPOT THANK YOU Read all >>

ACTIVITY FOR USERS IN KENYA

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The Kenya Film Commissionis currently running the third edition of the competition dubbed "My Kenya My Story" and in line with the health pandemic that is being experienced globally, the theme for this year is COVID -19 on staying at Home and Social Distancing.The submission for the short films started on April 23rd and end on 3rd June, giving quite a bit of time for willing participants. The competition comes with handsome cash prizes, with the best short film standing to win Ksh.200,000, the first runners up Kshs.150,000/- and the second runners up, Ksh.100,000/-..Some much needed money in these times that have seen most people face economic disruptions of epic levels there are also camon 15 phones tobe won. Tecno is giving away 2GB data to 5 tecno spot users to upload their videos in the competition. REQUIREMENTS: FOLLOW THE LINK:https://spot.tecno.com/ke/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=90034&page=1&extra=#pid331011,tell us the story you want to submit in the comment section and inivite friends to like your comment. Read all >>

TIKTOK, CAUGHT IN THE CONTROVERSY: Google Deletes Millions of Negative Reviews.

yusufaliu | 2020-05-261698

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Hello T-fans.The video sharing platform TikTok has been deluged with one star reviews after an indian TikTok star (Faizal Siddiqui) posted a spoof video of an acid attack. The video in question which appears to be a glorification of acid attacks, shows Mr Siddiqui threatening a woman who had left him for another. In the clip, he threw liquid (water) at the woman's face but the next scene showed the woman's face covered in make-up that resembled the scars and bruising that acid might cause. This didn't go down too well for a lot of people who criticized the video for its negative intent, especially with acid attack survivor, Laxmi Aggarwal and the Indian National Commision for Women Affairs. Faizal Siddiqui is the brother to Amir Siddiqui, another TikTok content creator who recently embroiled himself in a controversy after posting a video on instagram, accusing Youtubers of plagiarizing TikTok contents. A response from popular roaster Ajey Nagar, known as CarryMinati on Youtube against Amir Siddiqui's video was later taken down for violating the platform's terms of service. After his video was deleted on YouTube, his fans started a trend #RoastNahiFryKarunga and #BanTikTok on Twitter. #BanTikTokInIndia, #TikTokdown, #TikTokexposed were also trending on the micro-blogging platform which saw an explosion of memes targeting TikTok and Amir Siddique, urging people to downgrade the app. Several anti-China and TikTok critics have jumped on the bandwagon asking for a ban on the Chinese platform, accusing its creators of promoting violence, hate, and acid attacks. Many users took this opportunity to rate down the TikTok app on Play Store and the rating has been diminishing ever since. Some went as far ascreating multiple fake accounts just to rate down the app and as a result, the app's rating is currenly at 1.4 stars at the time of this report. In consideration of this recent development, Google has taken steps, removing over 5 million of its recent one star review. A spokesman for Google referred to the step by the tech giant as a "corrective action". "When we learn of incidents of spam abuse, we review and take corrective action to remove inappropriate ratings and comments," he said. Considering Google's step in the right direction, we might see a return of TikTok to its glory days on Playstore in the next few weeks. Share with us your thoughts in the comment box and don't forget to follow me on Tspot for more. Read all >>

WHAT IS FAST CHARGING, AND HOW Does IT WORK?

Barekese Mmrante Hene | 2020-05-2643964

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Most major phone releases nowadays come with improved charging speeds. How do fast chargers work, and how are they getting even faster? Find out here. THE RISE OF FAST CHARGING Nearly every recent flagship phone on the market offers some type of fast charging. Manufacturers often throw out numbers like “80% in 30 minutes” or “a full charge in under an hour” in the marketing of their latest devices. The widespread adoption of fast charging is a response to increasing phone usage, with many people having to recharge their phones more than once per day. It’s also a necessity. As phone sizes are getting bigger each year, they need bigger batteries to keep up with the added power consumption. Without fast charging, we’d have to wait hours for our phones to top up. At the most basic level, fast charging is simply increasing the number of watts (W) that are delivered to a phone’s battery. A basic USB port sends 2.5W to the connected device, and faster chargers raise this amount.  Current-generation devices typically have 15W power bricks right out of the box. Some manufacturers have 50W, 80W, and 100W chargers available. For the end user, it’s as simple as using a compatible fast-charger for their phone. However, for manufacturers, it’s not as straightforward as using a higher-watt power brick. THE FAST CHARGING PROCESS Before we go further, you should take note of a simple formula. Wattage, or power, is computed as a result of current (A, or amperes) multiplied by voltage (V, or volts). Current is the amount of electric current being transported, while voltage is the force that drives this current forward. Therefore, 3A/5V charging will deliver 15W of power. One thing you’ll notice is that many manufacturers tout their ability to do a quick partial charge, such as being able to charge 50-80% of the battery within half an hour. This is because of the way that the rechargeable lithium-ion battery inside phones receives power. If you’ve ever monitored the way that a battery is filled up, you’ll notice that the speed of charging gets progressively slower over time. The charging process can be divided into three parts. Take a look at the “Figure 1: Charge stages of lithium-ion” chart in this article by Battery University for more technical details. Briefly, here’s what it shows: STAGE 1 – CONSTANT CURRENT:  Voltage increases towards its peak, while current stays constant at a high level. This is the phase where a lot of power is quickly delivered to the device. STAGE 2 – SATURATION:  This is the phase where the voltage has reached its peak and current drops down. STAGE 3 – TRICKLE/TOPPING:  The battery is fully charged. In this phase, the power will either slowly trickle in, or will periodically charge a low “topping” amount as the phone consumes battery. The amount of power and length of each process depends on the fast-charging standard. A standard is an established charging process that corresponds to a particular device, charger, and power output. Different manufacturers develop various charging standards that are capable of varying outputs and charge times. FAST-CHARGING STANDARDS Here are the various fast-charging standards that have been implemented in mobile phones: USB POWER DELIVERY:  Every mobile phone has a charging cable that uses USB—even the Lightning cables for Apple’s iPhones have a USB connection on the other end. USB 2.0, which has been a common specification for two decades, has a maximum power output of 2.5W. Because there’s a requirement for USB ports to deliver more power, the USB-PD standard was created. USB-PD has a maximum output of 100W and is used for a wide array of devices, including most flagship mobile phones. All USB 4 devices will include USB-PD technology, which will hopefully help standardize this. QUALCOMM QUICK CHARGE:  Qualcomm is the most widely used chipset for flagship Android devices, and their latest processors have built-in compatibility with their proprietary Quick Charge standard. The newest Quick Charge 4+ has a max power output of 100W. Most of these solutions raise charging speeds by increasing the voltage of their adaptors.  The outlier is Oppo and OnePlus’ solutions, which significantly increase the current rather than the voltage. Fast-charging with these devices requires the use of their proprietary cables. THE FUTURE OF CHARGING Charging technology is continuously getting better and better, as manufacturers continue to raise charging speeds. In the next few years, more companies will experiment with charging technology, and new standards will emerge in the industry. However, it’s likely that most of these standards will still use USB-PD as their backbone. There’s also the emergence of wireless fast charging. Transmitting large amounts of power wirelessly can become dangerous without proper thermal management. Wireless charging is still significantly slower than wired because technology companies are still figuring out how to manage the heat. That’s why companies like phone companies have released 30W wireless charges that have large fans to provide sufficient airflow.Read all >>
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