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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Are you safe on shared WiFi internet connection? Know how you can be!



Are you safe on shared WiFi internet connection? Know how you can be!

So you use a WiFi connection to connect your Computer, Tablet or Smartphones to the internet? While using WiFi connectivty for Internet, we need to take extra smart care and security.

Wifi Safety, Internet Safety and Security

Well, we all know why is it necessary: So that someone else may not use for connection and data you had paid for. Moreover, it has many additional risks as we may never know when a breacher may use our WiFi (and obviously our IP address) to do illegal activities beneath our nose. The signals of our office or homely WiFi network may easily go outside the building. In that case, anyone having a WiFi enabled Smartphone or Laptop may use our WiFi connection if we have a weak security.


In this article, we just thought of sharing some basic but very useful and strong tips to secure our WiFi connection from strangers and outsiders.

* Basically, the WiFi routers do not come with WPA or WEP encryption enabled. If you have not enabled this encryption, this is the time.

* Change the Default Administrator password and username to the one of your choice. Many of the WiFi password hacking apps come with a library default passwords of most routers, which can make it even easier for the outsider to break your security. 

How to secure Wifi

* Make your password H@rD2cR@©kk (Hard to Crack). Always use a password that is hard to be guessed and make it alphanumeric. Many WiFi hacking apps are capable of knowing your password when it is written in just simple abc form, while an alphanumeric password may take longer to be known and is nearly impossible to be known. So mind it.

* You can ensure your safety by keep changing your SSID within a few days or month. It may not help you completely but can at least get you away from an outsider who is targeting your WiFi but doesn't know your MAC address.

* Connections to unknown devices can be prevented with the use of MAC filtering feature.

* You can even use Firewall on your routers and all other devices. 

* You can make a clever move by locating your router at such place from where the signal may not penetrate your own building.

Wifi Safety - Turn Off the WiFi Routers when not in use

* Always turn off your routers when you do not need it. 

So these are some simply useful tips which can help us create a wall between our WiFi and the strange, unknown users/devices. So the next time when we hear about a hack scam in news or feel a sudden drop in our bandwidth, we know we are safe and none other than the owner (you) is stealing our bandwidth or WiFi internet

Firechat: Your free social messaging and chat app that works without Internet.

Firechat: Your free social messaging and chat app that works without Internet.

The messaging has been fun and more mobile with the unlimited apps and thousands of awesome developers. So you want to have extra fun and socialism with you Android and iPhone? Firechat app by Open Garden company is one such app which let's you send messages without any Internet connection, SMS or USSD's.

The Firechat app actually works on a peer-to-peer, mesh networking technology, that allows you to connect with any other Firechat enabled device within a range of 200 ft, as the company says.

Snartphone users from worldwide are already enjoying this app, so what are you waiting for? If you also want to try this completely free chat service cum application, it can be downloaded from opengarden.com right away.

So far, it is available for iPad, iPhone, Tablet and Android users.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Nokia X Android 3G Dual SIM Smartphone: Your Fastlane to Android apps

Nokia X Android 3G Smartphone in various colors | topicswhatsoever.blogpsot.comNokia has come with their first Android running Smartphone, Nokia X Android in the Indian mobile market. After the many rumoured or expected release dates for the Smartphone, Nokia has finally launched their Nokia X Android phone on 10th March, 2014 in India and the phone has already reached and available in the major mobile stores and online shopping stores like e
Bay India, Snapdeal and Indiatimes Shopping. Let’s have a keen look at Nokia X Android’s features, specifications and price in India.
 
As the Nokia.com states, the worth ₹8499 INR and onwards Nokia X phone comes with a display size of 10.16 cm. The 10.4 mm thick Smartphone has a dimension of 115.5 x 63 mm and weighs 128.7 gram, respectively. If we talk more about its display, it has a Capacitive Nokia Glance screen that supports double tap/touch, with brightness control and orientation sensor. The TrueColor LCD has a display resolution of WVGA 800 x 480 with a pixel density of 233 ppi.

Nokia X Android Smartphone Dimensions and Weight | topicswhatsoever.blogpsot.com


Camera and Video Calling


The phone has rear camera of 3 mega-pixels that provides a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels which is a much needed feature in an ideal Smartphone. However, as some reviews say, the phone’s camera is not the feature which may impress you as a photographer. The phone does not have a front camera, so it’s 3G services will also be limited to fast internet surfing and downloading only.

Sensors and Keys/Input Methods


The phone has all the expected sensors for a better user-experience; these include an Orientation sensor, Ambient Sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer. The phones is have full touch user interface. The phones has a full touch user interface with dedicated keys for Volume Up/Down, Power/Lock key and a Back key just below the screen, which is actually adding the overall look of Nokia X Android phone.

Connectivity, SIM type, Navigation and other important features


The Dual SIM Nokia X Android has two Micro SIM card slots which of course supports dual SIM, dual stand-by mode. If you are an extreme music lover, then the phone comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack which proves to be a universal jack for playing music on your earphones as well as your sound systems. The phone can be charged or connected to the computer via its Micro-USB 2.0 connector.
Its connectivity features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) and WAPI. Its Wi-Fi hotspot can serve connectivity up to 8 Wi-Fi supported devices at a time; however it may surely reduce the normal running time of the Smartphone.

Its Navigation features consists A-GPS and Wi-Fi network positioning. The phone comes with pre-loaded HERE Maps and HERE Drive navigation apps for the better ease of the user.

Battery capacity and Power Management


Nokia X Android Smartphone comes with a removable 3.7 V battery that has a capacity of 1500 mAh. The phone may last upto 28 days in its standby mode and 17 days when using both SIM cards at once. Its maximum talktime on 2G is of 13 hours, while it can run for 10.5 hours on UMTS (3G network).
The music and video playback time of Nokia X is 26 hours and 8 hours respectively.

Nokia X Android Dual SIM Smartphone (Image source: NDTV Gadgets) | topicswhatsoever.blogpsot.com

Processor and Storage Capacity


Nokia X Android has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, however its RAM is 512 MB only. It has an inbuilt storage capacity of 4 Gigabytes with an external MicroSD memory card slot that is expandable upto 32 GB.

Pre-loaded apps on Nokia X Android Smartphone


Being a Nokia product, how can it come without any extra salt and sugar on Android OS? So here it is! The phone comes Nokia Browser and Opera apps along social apps for Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WeChat and Viber. For a better music experience, the phone has a pre-loaded Nokia MixRadio app which should be better called as the default music of Nokia X.
 
After the Nokia Lumia series which runs on Windows OS, the first Android phone from Nokia looks like an amazing product with all the idea features that a Smartphone of this price range should have. The only three disadvantages can be counted as no front camera, the satisfactory rear camera and again its 512 MB RAM. This low RAM was a weak point in a few Lumia phones as well. Overall, Nokia X seems to be a cool phone with an attractive look and those many features and possibilities that one has with an Android Smartphone from Nokia!

Well, this is just a beginning! The company may soon announce its other Android phones like Nokia X+ and Nokia XL within 2014.

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