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hymann | 2020-11-08161020

CAMON 16 Series
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My #CamonPhotographyAwards2020 ENTRY

Taofeek Sheikh Ibrahim | 2020-11-152122118

CAMON 16 Series

CAMON Photography Awards2020-Get closer to your photographer dream!

TECNO SPOT Official | 2020-10-291881068911

CAMON 16 Series
Dear T-FANS, Your hard drive is inevitably full of pictures, some better than others, so why not enter your favourite shots into a competition? Be creative, be passionate, explore with CAMON series and Alex Webb, this month’s theme is “COLOR MY LIFE”, not only the winners have a chance to get 1000 USD creative fund sponsored by CAMON 16, but also the winning photos have a chance to be exhibited at MAGNUM PHOTOS- one of the oldest and the most authenticinternational photographic cooperative! Isn’t it exciting? WHO CAN JOIN:Due to the limits of gift distribution, the event is currently open to T-FANS in ALL countries that has T-SPOT, including Nigeria,India,Keyna,Ghana,Mali,Tanzania,Pakistan,Bangladesh,Guinea,SenegalCameroon & Cote d'ivoire(TECNO moderators & staff are excluded from the event) Prize pool of the month : CAMON 16 Hi-Pods H2 HOW TO PARTICIPATE:1. Go to Forum- Follow “CAMON 16 Series” 2. Use your TECNO device to snap a picture under “#CAMON Photography Awards2020” Photo requirement:1. All entries must be taken by TECNO device 2. No watermark on the photo 3. Must comply with the theme of this month 4. High resolution picture ( blurry picture will not be chosen to enter global poll) Time period:Nov 2nd -Nov 29th Winner selection rules:Photos being exhibited at MAGNUM PHOTOS will be selected by professional juries. Photos that join global poll will first be selected by UX team and then voted by T-SPOT global fans. A few example pictures that might help you tackle the challenge: Now join & get closer to your photographer dream! Disclaimer:1. All participants must at least 18 years old and if there is any personal issue that can not collect the prize, TECNO won’t have any responsibility of this. The copyright of the photo must belong to the participant.3. TECNO reserves the right to change the content on the TECNO SPOT and other details. All content is protected by TECNO copyrights.4. TECNO reserves the right to change or delete this activity without prior notice.5. TECNO will announce the final winners of this campaign in our Facebook and TECNO SPOT when we finish the activity.6. In case of any concerns or objections, TECNO reserves the right to make final decisions about the content or to change the award at any time. This promotional activity is not sponsored, supported or managed by Facebook.7. TECNO reserves the right to use the content for other marketing activities and advertising, for example, putting the content in HiTheme-Wallpaper store, T-SPOT Homepage, or TECNO social media accounts.8. If the personal information is not complete or identity cannot be verified, TECNO reserves the right to cancel the award without prior notice.9. The candidate will take full responsibility for the copyright issue of his/her own entry. Read all >>

Finding the Answer Before Asking on Tspot.

yusufaliu | 2020-11-1093944

Hello T-fans. Created to bridge the gap of communications between end users and Africa's leading smartphone brand, TECNO, Tspot has grown to not just only become an extension of the brand but a home of solutions to problems encountered by everyday Android users. With swift response to questions raised on the forum and lots of threads addressing these prior to encounter by our community of mobile users, it can be very tiring navigating through lots of informations existing and continuously pouring into our digital space. In helping you find the quickest of solutions or threads containing information or guide to what you seek, Tspot gives you an option that makes this a possibility without the need of having to go through creating a thread or post, re-seeking answers or solutions to an existing question or problem encountered on your device. To access this functionality on Tspot via the web app which carries same interface as the mobile app, log in to your Tspot account, click on the search icon at the topmost right on the home page. You will be presented with results classed into two. One of which reads "Publications" and the other, "User". "Publications" gives you a list of publications within the selected region of search on Tspot, while "User" gives you a list of individuals with usernames referenced to your search input. To access this functionality via the desktop app, use the search bar at the topmost right just below your username, and the notification bell. The drop down menu next to it questions if your search is related to a "Topic" or probably the name of a "User" on Tspot. "Topic" gives you a list of publications within the selected region of search on Tspot, while "User" gives you a list of individuals with username referenced to your search input. Please note that the results from your search will vary based on the chosen region of your search on Tspot drawn from a pool of resources available for that region. So this means that if you have your region on Tspot set to Global and then searched for example, "HiOS", the results will vary when you do the same on the Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, etc section of Tspot. Click here for a guide on how to change to a region of preference on Tspot. Don't forget to leave a like or comment below and also follow me on Tspot for more. Read all >>


Barekese Mmrante Hene | 2020-11-10142910

Usually, when we buy a new phone we always look forward to some certain specifications, like, the camera quality whether it is 13 megapixel or 24 megapixels, we also look forward to the RAM, if it is more than 2GB RAM or not, and many others. Nevertheless, whatever your desired specifications is, every person out there looks forward to a phone with large memory capacities, in fact it is what prompt our decision to buy certain phones or not. This is because, phones with large memory capacities enables us to, download our favorite games and applications, or even request our friends to transfer certain interesting movies. However, in the long run, according to the law of diminishing return, the memory space begins to decline or say decrease, you phone begins to look congested, and then all of a sudden our phones begin to request for more space to be cleaned up or provided before accepting a new application or movie. At this point some of us are confused and are faced with a dilemma, like myself, what I used to do in the past, is to delete some old applications, even though I may end up needing those files or applications in the future. It is quite painful to loss some precious apps simply because we want to bring in new ones. So what did I learn to do about this situation? Very simple, in this guide I shall lead you through how you can save up more memory space on your android phone without deleting your favorite apps and files.Without wasting your time let’s zoom in to business. I. When you discover your phone is running low on memory, the first thing to do is to locate your settings icon in the phone. II. Click on settings and quickly scroll down to storage. III. Click on the storage and it will display two or more options, usually for many phones you will see Internal and external storage. Except you have an external storage inserted in your phone you can simply skip and go to the internal storage. IV. When you click on the internal storage, it will display some options like, Music, file, Games, video, images, cache data, etc,. V. The first thing I do, and I recommend you do is to clear up the cache data, the cache eats up space as wild fire. Click on the cache data and click on allow (this varies depending on the phone product) it will free so much consumed space in just some few seconds. Note: the cache data should be cleared every few hours for it is running consistently as you make use of your phone. VI. Click on file after clearing your cache data, this icon will take you to many folders that have been created automatically by the operating system of your phone,  here there are many folders like I have pointed out, carefully click on the folders one after the other and delete unnecessary language created in the folders. These part of the file eats up to 10GB worth of space, you should also delete some of these folders as they also consume data as well. Note: this is not a permanent solution, you should always come back to reapply the stated guide here on your android phone, and this can be done every month or two. Another option I usually employ when I’m faced with the problem of low space and I want to download new game or apps from play store, is by “FREEZING”. You can as well freeze some apps that are not needed at the moment and then download or accept new apps, one advantage of this method is that it helps you retain old apps while accepting new ones. Simply click on the main menu of your android phone, it will display all the applications on your phone, from this point you can simply press on any application or game you want to freeze  for about 2 seconds, it will display the option to either to remove or freeze the app, just click on freeze and the app will be frozen until you want them back. If you wish to retrieve frozen apps, click on Frozen apps on the your phone, it usually on the display screen before the menu, select the application you want to unfreeze and then you have your old app back again. Henceforth, you shouldn’t delete your favorite apps simply because you want to welcome new babies(applications).Read all >>

#CAMON photography Awards2020

Mob Eno | 2020-11-108748

CAMON 16 Series
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Solutions to Security Update Problems

ahiadzro | 2020-11-104785

This post was last edited by ahiadzro at 2020-11-10 21:59 For the past few days, I have taken notice of people complaining about the inability to check for updates since they are presented with an error (Updates Are Temporary Unavailable, Try Again Later) Well, I have finally decided to intervene and educate the masses. This problem isn't new nor does it mean you have a faulty device but rather a problem from Google (Google Play Services or Google Play Store) Normally, this happens every month when updates are pushed to various devices, and below is a simple trick to solve this issue. Solutions 1. After a couple of days, this issue solves on its own, but sometimes restarting your device helps. 2. Clear cache and data of both Google Play Services and Google Play Store and re-check for updates. How to Clear Cache and Data of Google Play Services and Google Play 1. Settings >Apps and Notification > See All Apps 2. Scroll up to locate Google Play Service/Google Play 3. Tap on Google Play Services/Google Play 4. Tap on Storage and Cache > Clear Storage (Clear all data) and Clear Cache Note: 1. If you are lagging behind on updates, then this trick is for you 2. On a lighter note, both Security and Google Play System Updates got updated to October 5th and 1st respectively on Camon 15. To learn how to update your device, click on any of the links below. See Also: 1. Solutions to Android Update or Upgrade Verification Problems 2. Benefits of Software Upgrades and Updates 3. MUST-READ: Android Updates 4. Google Play Update and System Update Problems 5. Google Play System Update Read all >>

Google Photos will stop offering free uploads on June 1, 2021

Bidexabisco | 2020-11-115655

Google Photos will stop offering free uploads on June 1, 2021 One of the key features of Google Photos was the free, unlimited photo and video uploads and backups in a compressed format. Google has now announced that this feature will be going away on June 1, 2021. Starting June 1, any files uploaded to Google Photos will be counted towards the 15GB default storage that you get with every new Google account. If you have a Google One subscription, then it will be counted towards that. Previously, only images uploaded in the uncompressed 'Original' quality preset would be counted towards your storage space, while images uploaded in the compressed 'High' quality preset were free. From June 1, all images will be treated as equal. There are a few things to take into consideration here. First of all, all images uploaded before June 1, 2021 will not be counted. This change only applies to images uploaded after the date. This doesn't mean you will be required to pay immediately on June 1, 2021. If you are not using your full free 15GB that comes with every Google account, you can keep uploading till that gets filled up. Once that happens, you will have the choice to subscribe to one of the Google One plans if you plan to keep uploading. However, if you are inactive on the service for over two years or over your storage limit for over two years, then Google may delete your content across multiple services. If you have a Pixel phone, then you will continue to receive free, unlimited backup for your photos and videos for the stipulated period. Google will be offering a tool in June 2021 that will let you manage your backed up photos and videos and pick what you want to keep and what you want to delete. The tool will automatically highlight content such as dark or blurry photos or large videos that you may not want to keep. This change applies to all users of Google Photos across all platforms, including Android, iOS, and desktop.Read all >>

How to Download Spotify Music to MP3

18390237165 | 2020-11-041357

This post was last edited by 18390237165 at 2020-11-4 04:19 Spotify is an excellent streaming music service that makes you can enjoy lots of streaming content. It has tons of great music, exclusive tunes, and podcasts, all of which combine to make it a top pick for streaming music and more pop culture-related content. Spotify, available in both free and premium versions. Thus, some services are only open to premium users like listening to Spotify music in offline mode. However, these downloaded music files are encrypted which are not viewable on other devices without Spotify. Meanwhile, you will not be able to keep those music files once you stop the subscription of the premium plan on Spotify. Therefore, the best method is to convert Spotify music to plain audio formats like MP3 so you can hold Spotify music tracks forever and listen to them without the limitation. When it comes to converting Spotify music to plain formats like MP3, there are plenty of Spotify music converters on the market. We do recommend Tunelf Spotify Music Downloader. Tunelf Spotify Music Converter is an excellent Spotify music converter for both premium and free Spotify users which can download music fromSpotify and convert Spotify music to MP3 and other audio formats. With its help, you can stream Spotify music to any devices like wearables, game consoles, smart speakers, and more even without an Internet connection. What You Can Get from Tunelf Spotify MusicConverter?- Download Spotify music for listening anywhere without a premium account- Convert Spotify songs to several popular audio formats like MP3 and AAC- Support the offline playback of Spotify on any devices without limitation- Preserve Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags Here are the complete steps to download music from Spotify to MP3: Step 1: Launch Tunelf software on your computer and then wait for the automatic opening of Spotify. Log into your Spotify account and navigate to your library on Spotify. Find your preferred Spotify tracks and drag and drop them to the main home of Tunelf. Step 2: Go to > > and then begin to select the output audio format including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV,M4A, and M4B. Besides, adjust the bit rate, sample rate, and channel for getting better audio quality. Step 3: Click on the button to begin to download music from Spotify and Tunelf will save Spotify music tracks to the folder you specified. After the conversion, you can go to browse the convertedSpotify music tracks in the converted list. Read all >>

Google launches VPN for smartphones and PCs

lummyfinest | 2020-11-113405

Hi T-Fans, Google offers a free VPN with Google One to entice you to upgrade to the premium tier. Google today announced the launch of a VPN that ships with Google One's 2TB Enterprise plan. A VPN, or virtual private network, allows you to encrypt your online traffic between apps and browsers to protect your privacy, hide your IP address, and keep your connection safe from hackers on public networks. “Your browser and your applications can often transmit sensitive information over the Internet. Some sites and applications use outdated, weak encryption, or no encryption at all, ”explains Google. “During transmission, unsecured data can be intercepted or altered by hackers, jeopardizing your privacy and overall security. When you turn on a VPN, your online data is protected by passing through a securely encrypted tunnel. The VPN tunnel is operated by Google through our secure global servers. " Google VPN is built into the Google One app, so you can activate it with a tap from there, or add it to quick settings for even easier access. Along with the VPN, Google One subscribers on Google's most expensive plan also get the usual 2TB of cloud storage for Gmail, Drive, and Photos, the ability to add up to five family members to their plan, access to expert Google support, and 10% cashback on the Google Store. Google One users in the US, UK and Canada will also be able to take advantage of the Pro Sessions feature, which prompts users to schedule one-on-one online sessions with Google experts to learn more about VPNs and how to stay safe online. While Google VPN is technically not free, Google hasn't raised the price of its 2 TB plan this week. Read all >>

MediaTek Rushes Into Battle: we are waiting for a new chip with flagship performance

lummyfinest | 2020-11-113370

This post was last edited by lummyfinest at 2020-11-11 13:22 Hi T-Fans, The Chinese manufacturer MediaTek is developing a new processor, code number mt689x, a well-known source, Digital Chat Station, shared information about it. The key feature of the upcoming chip is that it is built using 6nm technology - this is the best result for MediaTek to date. There is little information about the upcoming chip, but given the data on the architecture and clock frequency, we can assume that the upcoming SoC MediaTek is comparable to the Exynos 1080: it is an ARM Cortex-A78 with a frequency of 2.8 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores with a clock frequency of 2.7 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores, clocked at 2.0 GHz. It will be most convenient to compare this chip with the current flagship of MTK - Dimensity 1000 Plus, which is built on a 7nm process technology and has a Cortex-A77 as the main core. The unannounced mt689x is expected to use the Mali G77 as the GPU, versus the Mali G78 in the Exynos 1080. According to the same source, the mt689x scores 600,000 points in AnTuTu, an impressive result considering that the Exynos 1080 in the same test scores about 650,000 points. But what is even more interesting, with such a performance, the chip is planned to be installed in smartphones of the mid-price segment, about $ 300. There is no official information regarding the announcement of the finished product, but it is assumed that the chip will be announced before the end of this year. It is MediaTek that has a chance to show maximum performance on low-cost devices. Read all >>

11 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Barekese Mmrante Hene | 2020-11-124511

You might not know it from all the panic-inducing headlines out there, but Android is actually packed with powerful and practical security features. Some are activated by default and protecting you whether you realize it or not, while others are more out of the way but equally deserving of your attention. So stop wasting your time worrying about the Android malware monster du jour and which security company is using it to scare you into an unnecessary subscription, and take a moment instead to look through these far more impactful Android security settings — ranging from core system-level elements to some more advanced and easily overlooked options. Ready? 1. App permissions A rarely spoken reality of Android security is that your own negligence — either in failing to properly secure your device in some way or in leaving open too many windows that allow third-party apps to access your info — is far more likely to be problematic than any manner of malware or scary-sounding boogeyman. So let's address the first part of that right off the bat, shall we? Despite what some sensational stories might lead you to believe, Android apps are never able to access your personal data or any part of your phone unless you explicitly give 'em the permission to do so. And while you can't undo anything that's already happened (unless you happen to own a time-traveling DeLorean — in which case, great Scott, drop me a line), you can go back and revisit all your app permissions to make sure everything's in good shape now. That's advisable to do periodically, anyway, and particularly now — as the last couple Android versions included some important new app permission options. Specifically, you can now let apps access your location only when they're actively in use, instead of all the time (as of Android 10) and approve certain permissions only on a one-time, limited-use basis (as of Android 11). But any apps that were already on your phone by the time those upgrades arrived would've already had full, unrestricted access to those areas of your device. And it's up to you to revisit 'em and update their settings as needed. So do this: Head into the Privacy section of your system settings and find the "Permission manager" line. That'll show you a list of all available system permissions, including especially sensitive areas such as location, camera, and microphone — the same three areas, incidentally, that can be limited to one-time use only on any phone running Android 11. (And if you don't see a "Permission manager" option on your phone, try looking in the Apps section instead. You can then pull up one app at a time there and find its permissions that way.) Android Security Settings: Permissions Tap on a specific permission, and you'll see a breakdown of exactly which apps are authorized to use the permission in what way. Android Security Settings: Location permission You can then tap on any app to adjust its level of access and bring it down a notch, when applicable, or remove its access to the permission entirely. Android Security Settings: Change permission If there's one section of Android security settings worth spending the time to revisit, this is without a doubt it. 2. Google Play Protect Speaking of apps on your phone, this is a fine time to talk about Google Play Protect — Android's native security system that, among other things, continuously scans your phone for any signs of misbehaving apps and warns you if anything suspicious emerges. (And yes, it does sometimes fail to detect shady players immediately — something that gets played up to a comedic degree in those misleading marketing campaigns — but even in those instances, the real-world threat to most folks is typically quite minimal.) Unless you (or someone else) inadvertently disabled it at some point, Play Protect should be up and running on your phone already — but it certainly can't hurt to double-check and make sure. To do so, just open up the Security section of your Android system settings. Tap the line labeled "Google Play Protect," then tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner and make sure the toggles there are activated. Back on the main Play Protect screen, you'll see a status update showing you that the system is active and working. It works entirely on its own, automatically, but you can always trigger a manual scan of your apps on that same page, if you're ever so inclined (or maybe just feeling slightly bored). 3. Safe Browsing Chrome is typically the default Android browser — and as long as you're using it, you can rest a little easier knowing it'll warn you anytime you try to open a shady site or download something dangerous. While Chrome's Safe Browsing mode is enabled by default, though, the app has a newer and more effective version of the same system called Enhanced Safe Browsing. And it's up to you to enable and opt in to it. You can read more about what exactly Enhanced Safe Browsing is, why it might be advantageous to activate, and how you can get it up and running on your own device in this Chrome security column of mine from last week. 4. Lock screen limitations If someone else ever gets their sweaty paws on your phone, you don't want them to be able to access any of your personal information — right? Well, take note: Android typically shows notifications on your lock screen by default — which means the contents of emails or other messages you receive might be visible to anyone who looks at your device, even if they can't unlock it. If you tend to get sensitive messages or just want to step up your security and privacy game, you can restrict how much notification info is shown on your lock screen by going to the Privacy section of your system settings, tapping the line labeled "Notifications on lock screen," and then changing its setting from "Show all notification content" to either "Show sensitive content only when unlocked" (which will filter your notifications and put only those deemed as "not sensitive" onto the lock screen) or "Don't show notifications at all" (which, as you'd expect, will not show any notifications on your lock screen whatsoever). If you're using a Samsung phone, you'll find those same options within the dedicated Lock Screen section of the system settings — though, unfortunately, with less nuance involved (as Samsung has for no apparent reason removed the "sensitive" notification differentiation from the settings on its version of Android). And speaking of the lock screen... 5. Smart Lock Security is only useful if you actually use it — and given the extra level of inconvenience it often adds into our lives, it's all too easy to let our guards down and get lazy after a while. Android's Smart Lock feature is designed to counteract that tendency by making security a teensy bit less annoying. It can let you automatically keep your phone unlocked whenever you're in a trusted place — like your home, your office, or that weird-smelling restaurant where you eat barbeque sandwiches almost disgustingly often — or even when you're connected to a trusted Bluetooth device, like a smartwatch, some earbuds, or your car's audio system. Look for the "Screen Lock" option in the Security section of your system settings — or the Lock Screen section, on a Samsung phone — to explore the possibilities. (And if you ever find the Trusted Places part of Smart Lock isn't working reliably, by the way, here's the 60-second fix.) 6. Two-factor authentication This next one's technically a Google account feature and not specific to Android, but it's very much connected to Android and your overall smartphone security picture. You know what two-factor authentication is by now, right? And you're using it everywhere you can — especially on your Google account, which is probably associated with all sorts of sensitive data? RIGHT?! If you aren't, by golly, now's the time to start. Hustle over to the Google section of your phone's system settings, tap "Manage your Google Account," and then scroll across that top row to select the "Security" tab. Find and tap "2-Step Verification" and follow the steps to set things up. For most people, I'd recommend using your phone's own "Security Key" option as the default method, if it's available, followed by "Google prompts" and an authenticator app as secondary methods. For that last part, you'll need to download and set up an app like Google's own Authenticator or the more flexible Authy to generate your sign-in codes. It'll add an extra step into your sign-in process, but this is one area where the minor inconvenience is very much worth the tradeoff for enhanced protection. 7. Lockdown mode Provided you're using a phone with Android 9 or higher (and if you aren't, switching over to a current phone that actually gets active software updates should be your top security priority!), an option called lockdown mode is well worth your while to investigate. Once enabled, it gives you an easy way to temporarily lock down your phone from all biometric and Smart Lock security options — meaning only a pattern, PIN, or password can get a person past your lock screen and into your device. The idea is that if you were ever in a situation where you thought you might be forced to unlock your phone with your fingerprint or face — be it by some sort of law enforcement agent or just by a regular ol' hooligan — you could activate the lockdown mode and know your data couldn't be accessed without your explicit permission. Even notifications won't show up on your lock screen when the mode is activated, and that heightened level of protection will remain in place until you manually unlock your phone (even if the device is restarted). The trick, though, is that on certain phones — particularly those that shipped with earlier Android versions and were upgraded to Android 9 at some point — you have to enable the option ahead of time in order for it to be available. To confirm that it's activated on your device, open up your system settings, search for the word lockdown, and make sure the toggle alongside "Show lockdown option" is set into the on position. With that enabled, you should see a command labeled either "Lockdown" or "Lockdown mode" anytime you press and hold your phone's power button. With any luck, you'll never need it. But it's a good added layer of protection to have available, just in case — and now you know how to find it. 8. Screen pinning One of Android's most practical security options is also one of its most hidden features. I'm talking about screen pinning — something introduced way back in 2014's Lollipop era and rarely mentioned since. Screen pinning makes it possible for you to lock a single app or process to your phone and then require a password or fingerprint authentication before anything else can be accessed. It can be invaluable when you pass your phone off to a friend or colleague and want to be sure they don't accidentally (or maybe not so accidentally) get into something they shouldn't. To use screen pinning, you'll first need to activate it by opening that trusty ol' Security section in your main system settings and then finding the line labeled "Screen pinning." (You'll probably have to tap a line labeled "Advanced" or "Other security settings" in order to reveal it.) Turn the feature on and also make sure the toggle to "Ask for unlock pattern before unpinning" is activated. Now, the next time you're about to place your phone in someone else's hands, first open up your system Overview interface — either by swiping up from the bottom of your screen and holding your finger down, if you're using Android's gesture system, or by pressing the square-shaped button, if you're still hanging onto the old-school three-button nav setup. On any phone running reasonably recent software, you'll then tap the icon of the app you want to pin, directly above its card in that Overview area. And there, you should see the Pin option. Android Security Settings: App pinningJR Once you've tapped that, you won't be able to switch apps, go back to your home screen, look at notifications, or do anything else until you exit the pinning and unlock the device. To do that, with gestures, you'll swipe up from the bottom of your screen and hold your finger down — and with the old three-button nav setup, you'll press the Back and Overview buttons at the same time. 9. Guest Mode If you want to go a step further and let someone else use all parts of your phone without ever encountering your personal information or being able to mess anything up, Android has an incredible system that'll let you do just that — with next to no ongoing effort involved. It's called Guest Mode, and it's been around since 2014, despite the fact that most folks have completely forgotten about it. For a detailed walkthrough of what it's all about and how you can put it to use, see my separate Android Guest Mode guide from a few weeks back. 10. Find My Device Whether you've simply misplaced your phone around the house or office or you've actually lost it out in the wild, always remember that Android has its own built-in mechanism for finding, ringing, locking, and even erasing a device from afar. Like Play Protect, the Android Find My Device feature should be enabled by default. You can make sure by heading into the Security section of your system settings and tapping the line labeled "Find My Device." Double-check that the toggle at the top of the screen is turned on. Using a Samsung phone? Samsung provides its own superfluous, redundant service called Find My Mobile, but the native Google Android version will bring all of your devices together into a single place — not only those made by Samsung — and is also more versatile in how and where it's able to work. On a Samsung device, the easiest way to find the Android Find My Device setting is to search your system settings for the phrase Find My Device. Once you've confirmed the setting is enabled, if you ever need to track your phone down, just go to from any browser or do a Google search for "find my device." (There's also an official Find My Device Android app, if you have another Android device and want to keep that function standing by and ready.) As long as you're able to sign into your Google account, you'll be able to pinpoint your phone's last known location on a map and manage it remotely within a matter of seconds. 11. Emergency contact info Find My Device is a fantastic resource to have — but in certain situations, you might get a missing phone back even faster with the help of a fellow human. Give people a chance to do the right thing by adding an emergency contact that can be accessed and dialed with a few quick taps from your lock screen. To start, go to the About Phone section of your system settings, then find and tap the line labeled "Emergency information." Tap the appropriate line and follow the prompts to add an emergency contact — a close friend, family member, significant other, random raccoon, or whatever makes sense for you. Android Security Settings: Emergency contact Easy peasy, right? Well, almost: The only challenge is that the emergency contact info isn't exactly obvious or simple to find on the lock screen — go figure — so anyone who picks up your phone might not even notice it. But wait! You can increase the odds considerably with one extra step: Head into the Display section of your settings, tap "Advanced" followed by "Lock screen," then tap the line labeled "Add text on lock screen" and enter something along the lines of: "If you've found this phone, please swipe up and then tap 'Emergency' and 'View emergency information' to notify me. Thank you!" (Hey, it can never hurt to be polite.) That message will then always show up on your lock screen — and as an added bonus, if there's ever an actual emergency, you'll be ready for that, too. Using a Samsung phone? For no apparent reason (sensing a theme here?), Samsung has removed the direct emergency contact system and instead offers only the ability to place plain text on your lock screen. You can find that, though, by making your way into the Lock Screen section of your system settings and looking for the line labeled "Contact information" — and there, you can just type in your emergency contact info directly and hope that someone finds it and then dials it from their own phone. One more thing... Now that you've got your Android security settings optimized and in order, take 10 minutes to perform an Android security audit. It's a throughout checkup I've created for the state of security on both your phone and your broader Google account — and it's well worth doing at least once a year.Read all >>

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PhoneMaster Official | 2020-11-11367330949

Phone Master
Hi fans, Thanks all for supporting Phone Master and XShare! To express our gratitude and rewards fans,look what we prepared for this time!Boom! $300 and Tecno Phone this time as gifts from PhoneMaster Team! 2 Tasks to win gifts! We are waiting for you! Nov 16th -19thTask 1: Find ❤ in APPFind Three ❤ in APP and take screenshots!APP:Phone Master: DOWNLOAD XShare: DOWNLOAD Reward:Pick 5 winner,$20 for each; Nov 20th -23th Task 2: Share Blessing with selfieAdd your selfie to template and share blessing to facebook to win likes.Reward:Pick 10 winner with 200+ likes,$20 for each; Stay tuned!Game would be started on Nov 16rd. Read all >>

[User survey] What kind of wallpapers do you like?

TECNO SPOT Official | 2020-11-113318222

Dear T-Fans, We are now launching theuser experience research program to bring you a better experience. Pleasefill out the survey below to get an opportunity to participate in this research: Click here to join the surveyOr copy to your browser. *Allyour information will be kept confidential and used only for this researchpurpose. wewill draw 20 lucky fans. Give away $2 worth of airtime! Comejoin us, we value your ideas! Read all >>


HiOS Official Account | 2020-11-102419876

Hello T-Fans, The speed required to reach the sun from planet earth is about 720,000 km/h! Wow! That must be pretty fast. Even though man has not been able to figure how to attain such speed, man would eventually do. Welcome to the 21st century, man is living on a fast lane and we have built and programmed machines to move and work faster. Everything in our daily lives and around us speaks speeds from bullet trains to jets to high-speed boats, there has never been a generation faster. Our daily life is timed, time to eat, work, sleep, play and so on and so, our smartphones should also reflect the speed of our daily life and this is what we offer in the latest Spark 6. No wonder, ” A fast speed city” was one of the artwork themes used to depict our faster processors on the latest version of the HiOS, the HiOS 7. HiOS 7 offers a wide range of high-speed solutions to our everyday life. No wonder it is dubbed “Knowing more about you” because each of the features is tailored to fit into our daily lives. A good example is Face Unlock 2.0. This offers a more smooth and sophisticated face unlocking experience. You now have an auto-fill feature that reflects light on your face in a dark environment so there is no barrier between you and your phone, regardless of the time or place. That’s not all, it now has a tracking system that detects when your eyes are closed to prevent intruders from accessing your device while you are asleep or unconscious. Let’s not also forget it is now faster and more secure. Another feature included on the Spark 6 tailored to match our lifestyle is the Wi-Fi Share. Let’s take a scenario whereby you are all connected to Wi-Fi and a new friend pops in, but unfortunately, the Wi-Fi connection has a user limit and it’s already maxed out. This is where the Wi-Fi share comes in. This feature allows you to share a Wi-Fi network you are connected to.This means both your Wi-Fi and hotspot can be working simultaneously. Such beauty! Gaming a part of our life. Mobile gaming is a core part of our phone usage experience. There is a game for everyone. From simple 2D games like Pac Man and Mario to complex and advanced 3D games like Call of Duty and PUBG, there would always be a game that would appeal to you. Playing the games with on-screen control can sometimes be a daunting task especially if it's an adventure game. We designed a Magic Button on Game Mode 2.0 that allows you to dedicate a particular button (Volume up or down) as a fire button. This gives you more accuracy and preciseness during gameplay. Read all >>

[Tutorial] How to use 'DATA MANAGER'?

PhoneMaster Official | 2020-11-081519013

Phone Master
Step1:Find the 'Data Manager' and launch it, tap to agree to the terms of service.Step2:Set Data Plan,and choose the type of time period you want to setup. I'm using a 1-week plan and set the START DATE and END DATE. When data plan is used up, it'll warning and turn off your mobile data. If you top-up the data, you canreset the Data package again! More interesting and practical tips will be updated in the future, please continue to pay attention to us! Welcome everyone to join our Whatsapp fan group, let us know you better and provide you with better service! Read all >>

Shadow Fight Arena: Now Available for Download.

yusufaliu | 2020-11-088947

AHA Games
Hello T-fans. Honouring the request of fans and players alike of its series, Nekki and Banzai Games has made available a pvp version of its series, Shadow Fight, 3 years after its predecessor, Shadow Fight 3. Offering a new perspective to RPG games, "Shadow Fight Arena" comes with new characters (15 and more to be added later on), weapons and similar controls to "Shadow Fight 3" in maintaining the originality of gameplay as long enjoyed by fans. Gameplay takes players to the battlefield each with three characters with a vast uniqueness of abilities to choose from. As with the previous games, Shadow Fight Arena's fighting animations have been created using Cascadeur, Nekki’s own physics-based animation software, to create immersive gaming experience. See game trailer below Shadow Fight Arena is currently available on iOS and Android. Click here to download from Apple AppStore and here for Google Play. Read all >>

How to Add Local Language Keyboards or Layouts to your Smartphone

ahiadzro | 2020-11-097795

This post was last edited by ahiadzro at 2020-11-9 10:48 Google's default keyboard, popularly known as Gboard comes with various features. Changing your standard English keyboard or layout to your local language layout is one you may have never heard of but it's quite possible. GBoard supports over 500 languages and 40 writing systems. You can add as many input languages as you want and toggle between them easily. Below is a simple guide to customize your Gboard to your local language. Step 1 1. With GBoard's User Interfaced enabled, long-press the comma "," sign on your Gboard and tap on the Settings Icon 2. On your Gboard Settings Menu, click on Languages 3. Tap on Add Keyboard, select your preference from the list of Suggested Languages and tap on Done Step 2 1. Click on Settings > System > Languages and Input > Virtual Keyboard > Gboard Multilingual Typing 2. Tap on Languages 3. Tap on Add Keyboard, select your preference from the list of Suggested Languages and tap on Done How To Access You Added Local Keyboard Long tap on your Space Bar or the Globe Icon for a while and select your added keyboard from the list NOTE: To revert to your default keyboard just follow the same process above. See Also: How to Set Live Wallpapers on Your Smartphone Read all >>

#MondayGameInspo: If It Doesn't Challenge You It Won't Change You

Aha Games | 2020-11-096544

AHA Games
As gamers we often experience hard levels that always challenge us to being out the best of our thinking abilities. If we use that same attitude to tackle life challenges then are we very certain of achieving very important life goals. So Gamers! Keep Conquering Those Life Challenges! annnnnnd Play A Game Today! ???? Read all >>
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