How To Reduce Mobile Internet Data Usage On Android Devices

As many people are now using Android phones more than before at least since Tecno Mobile is producing the cheapest Android phones, there are many tips, tricks, tweaks thats available on android devices and you only get the best if you always connect to the internet. But unlike BlackBerry phones where you can subscribe to BIS and use it to browse the internet. Android devices rely on available internet data on or wifi connection to surf the web. But because of many services and or apps that depends on data to run either foreground or background made volume of data consumption on android devices very high. I can bet my last dollar that a 50 megabytes of data wont last a day if you're addicted or adapted to the internet. But there is workarounds or tips you can implement to be off the hook of wasting your money on data plan to browse.

As i'd already mentioned that there are many background processes that sucks up data and the worst part is that many of these apps doesn't really need to use data or doesn't necessary. App will run in the background to check for updates, refresh and do all sort of unconcerned processes that will suck up all your data in a blink of eye, does that worth wasting of data over? This how to restrict apps from running in the background. Head over to settings>data usage>scroll down to select the app>click on it and mark restrict background data>press ok to
confirm your selection..

By default settings any apps you installed on you devices has been set to automatically update and this process will consume lotta data. You can disable this in Play settings go to playstore>tap the menu button>click on settings>unchecked auto-update apps>

You can also limit the amount of background processes your phone can carry out, there by reduce the amount of meg. Consume when apps is running in the background. Go to settings>developer
options>scroll down under apps tab, then click
on background process limit>then select your
desired process limit.

You dont need to turn on your data when you dont use it, dont leave it for the tiger apps that love to kill and eat data to do their cruel work. Always turn it off when you dont use it!

Opera mini has proven to be one the best mobile browser, with opera mini as your browser there is no need to worry much about high data consumption, you can even turn off loading of images to save data and also for faster loading.

Facebook Can Now Let You Chose What Will Happen To Your Account AfterYou Are Dead ?

Facebook introduced a new feature some days back that allows users to select a legacy contact, who will be able to manage their account after they pass away.

Once Facebook has been notified of a user passing away, the social network will ‘memorialize’ the account and enable access to the legacy contact who can manage the profile.

Once everything is configured, this contact will be able to announce a memorial service (or share a personal message) on the top of the Timeline, respond to new friend requests, update profile and cover photos, and even download an archive of photos, posts and profile information that person shared on Facebook.

Note that personal messages will be off limits and the legacy contact is unable to log in as the deceased.

The legacy contacts feature is currently rolling out in the US to begin with and Facebook will expand the roll out to more countries over time.

If you’d rather not have someone access your profile once you’ve passed away, you can simply have Facebook delete your account altogether.

Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2014

It’s been an up-and-down year in the tech world. We’ve seen a lot of really amazing things happen, and we’ve also dealt with our share of disappointments. Here’s a look at a few of the things that had us burying our heads in our hands this year.

Amazon Fire Phone

Expectations were lofty for Amazon’s long-rumored smartphone. The people staring at it out-of-frame in the teaser video looked pretty amazed by it! Ultimately, though, its high price tag, carrier exclusivity, and gimmicky user experience caused it to trip at the finish line. Amazon was left with millions of phones they couldn’t sell and ended up slashing prices, but Jeff Bezos assured everyone that the Fire Phone wasn’t a mistake. It was just the first iteration; there will be others, and they’ll be a lot better.

Underwhelming NSA reforms

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, there was a glimmer of hope that the Obama administration might do something to reign in the NSA. What actually happened was more like a minor tweak. Bulk surveillance data aggregation was still fine, it was just ever-so-slightly tougher for the NSA to access that data. Access requests still pass through the FISC after the “reform,” however, and to date they’ve only rejected about .03% of those requests.
Net Neutrality remains elusive
Net Neutrality was talked about a lot in 2014, particularly by Netflix who had to grease the palms of some U.S. Internet providers in order to make sure their viewers had access to good-quality streams. There was some very public sparring with Verizon, pressure from the White House, and a massive grassroots campaign this year. Yet as 2014 winds down, it doesn’t look as though we’re any closer to a resolution. It might help if the people in charge of managing all the public comments could figure out how to keep some 600,000 of them from mysteriously disappearing.

Solar setbacks

This was a massive year for solar power, but all the expansion came with a couple notable downsides. In March, pilots reported being forced to fly blind thanks to glare from the massive new Ivanpah facility near Las Vegas. And that was after previous trouble had been reported in February: the garage door-sized mirrors had already been cooking hapless birds as they flew by.
Corporate IT security still sucks
2014 was a year riddled with payment processor hacks, corporate data theft, and DDoS attacks. Target, eBay, Home Depot, Staples, P.F. Chang’s, and J.P. Morgan were all victimized. In the case of J.P. Morgan, the breach was ultimately pinned on a single server being missed during a two-factor authentication rollout. And then, of course, there was the Sony breach. Passwords stored in a password folder. Gigabyte after gigabyte of sensitive data stored in the clear. And then, to make things worse, they still haven’t figured out how to fend off a DDoS attack on PSN.
Privacy-minded geeks opened up their wallets and pledged like crazy to back this pocketable Tor router. After the Reddit community started digging, however, the project’s claims were found to be riddled with false claims. Kickstarter ended up giving the project the boot, declaring it fraudulent. But like that irrepressible cat that kept coming back, Anonabox slinked on over to Indiegogo to try again.
The real disappointment here is that they’ve racked up another $40,000 in funding. It’s too bad people didn’t just use that cash to buy TP-Link pocket routers, flash them themselves, and donate the extra dollars to Tor and the EFF.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
If you were hoping that 2014 would be the year that someone finally offered up a smartwatch that was really worth getting excited about, well, you’re probably still hoping. Though the current generation showed definite signs of improvement, designs are clunky, quality software remains elusive, and battery life continues to be a problem; full-color Android Wear watches still aren’t anywhere close to delivering the kind of endurance that the e-Ink Pebble does.
On a good note, poor sales have led to some heavy discounts… So you can at least pick up current-gen smartwatch pretty cheaply now if you really want one.
4K video
Don’t get us wrong: higher resolution displays are definitely a good thing. Content, however, is painfully slow to arrive, and it looks like most of your current devices aren’t going to be able to stream it once it’s more readily available anyway. Of course, you may not want to — 4K video is going to burn through your data cap in no time.
Surface Mini
Rumors about Microsoft adding a Surface Mini to their hardware roster swirled for quite some time, and a lot of folks would have preferred seeing it launched instead of a follow up to the Surface RT. That never happened, of course, but NeoWin eventually confirmed that the Surface Mini was real. In fact, they even got their hands on one of the devices and thought that Microsoft would’ve been better off killing off the Surface 2 instead.
Got another piece of tech news that left you feeling particularly disappointed this year? Why not get it off your chest and share it with your fellow Geek readers in the comments.

With Nokia 215 You Do not Have To Charge For A Month?

Nokia 215 handset dubbed ‘perfect second phone.

The Single SIM has a stand-by time of up to 29 days, while the dual SIM version offers up to 21 days.

It may not be the smartest phone on the market, but Nokia’s latest handset has one huge advantage – a battery that can last for a month between charges.

Called the Nokia 215, the handset is set to go on sale for just $29, and Microsoft says it is ‘our most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet, perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers or as a secondary phone for just about anyone.’


2.4 inch colour screen

The Single SIM has a stand-by time of up to 29 days, while the dual SIM version offers up to 21 days.

Preinstalled Facebook and Messenger provides up to 20 hours of talk time.
Opera Mini mobile web Browser and Bing Search Twitter also available to download.

MP3 player and Torchlight & FM radio.

VGA camera, but cannot load new apps – but comes preloaded with Facebook, Twitter, web browser and Microsoft’s Bing search engine

It will be available in green, black and white versions, and will initially go on sale in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the first quarter of 2015.

How To Use WhatsApp On Your Laptop?

For the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your Laptop web browser (Chrome). Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone.

Works like a Full Messenger Clients just like Yahoo! Messenger but the Good News about it is that you do not need to download anything.

To Connect your web browser on your Laptop to your WhatsApp, simply do this:-

1. Upgrade your WhatsApp to the Latest one by opening your App store.

2. Visit on your PC. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go.

You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client.

Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.

Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

How To Control Over Heating Smart Phones?

Smartphones warm up most times during intense use. This is quite normal and nothing to be alarmed about. During intensive use, the phone draws a lot of power from the battery and this causes it to warm up.

What is abnormal is where your phone heats up tremendously and becomes hot. Sometimes, the only thing to fear is a burning sensation when in contact with your body. In worse cases, the phone may shut down, become unresponsive or reboot.

This might cause the device to combust – burst into flames.

Over Heating drains the battery very fast. The hotter it gets, the faster your battery drains, so you get the most out of your battery if you keep your phone from heating up too much.

To control this follow the simple steps below.

1. Put it down a while and let it cool down.

2. Turn off WiFi or 3G/4G data. Internet usage are key power drainers in any smartphone. By disabling your internet connection, you cut off this factor, and of course mostly likely will put down your phone :-)

3. Don’t use your phone in extremely hot conditions e.g near ovens, in direct, scorching sunlight.

4. Turn off battery draining apps. Those are usually apps that run in the background and using your internet connection. These may include Map apps, email apps, and ocial networking apps.

5. Sometimes, the problem is a rogue app – a badly written app – running in the background. Find it. Kill it. Uninstall it. Do not be merciful

How to Customize Windows 7 Log-on Screen?

Did you know Windows 7 comes with a built-in Registry tweak which allows you to easily customize or change the background image of Windows login screen (aka Welcome Screen)? Yes, using this secret feature you can set any of your favorite wallpaper as Windows 7 login screen background without using any 3rd party software.

Want to know how to do that? Just follow these simple steps:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

3. Now in right-side pane, change value of OEMBackground to 1


You can use following ready-made registry script to enable custom login backgrounds, no need to manually apply the tweak using 1-3 steps:

[download id="734"]


NOTE: If you don't want to use the above mentioned Registry tweak, you can edit your current theme file present in "%windir%ResourcesThemes" folder using Notepad and set the entry SetLogonBackground to 1 in [Theme] section. If you are using default Aero theme, you'll need to edit aero.theme file in Notepad.

4. Now go to following folder:

Here %windir% represents "Windows" folder present in the system drive where Windows 7 is installed.

5. Create a new folder "info" inside oobe folder. Then again create a new folder "background"

6. Now copy any desired wallpaper to this new "backgrounds" folder but following conditions must be followed:

  • The image name must be backgroundDefault

  • The image format must be JPG

  • The image size must be less than 256 KB

7. That's it. Once you copy the wallpaper to "backgrounds" folder, your Windows 7 login screen will start using this new wallpaper as background. You can check the new login screen background by logging off or locking Windows.

`A1QPS: You can also use custom sized images based upon your screen resolution with the following names:

  • backgroundDefault.jpg

  • background768x1280.jpg (0.6)

  • background900x1440.jpg (0.625)

  • background960x1280.jpg (0.75)

  • background1024x1280.jpg (0.8)

  • background1280x1024.jpg (1.25)

  • background1024x768.jpg (1.33-)

  • background1280x960.jpg (1.33-)

  • background1600x1200.jpg (1.33-)

  • background1440x900.jpg (1.6)

  • background1920x1200.jpg (1.6)

  • background1280x768.jpg (1.66-)

  • background1360x768.jpg (1.770833-)

NOTE: The backgroundDefault.jpg image is loaded and stretched-to-fit when a resolution/ratio-specific background cannot be found. If the background cannot be loaded (e.g. image physically too large, incorrect ratio, etc.), the default image is loaded from imagesres.dll file.