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Samsung Kills Galaxy Note 7 and What's Next?

Samsung is one of the best brands out there in the market. From being a small electronics maker to be the giant of the smartphone market, the rise of this brand has been no less than phenomenal. But the brand seems to have received one of its biggest setbacks recently. So, Lee Kun-Hee owned company has got itself in a zone which it least wanted.


With small complaints coming initially, the major setback came when the major mobile carriers of USA said that they would not sell Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to high safety concerning issues. This made Samsung act in an alarming mode which even resulted in Samsung putting 150,000 defective phones on fire outside one of its major factory in South Korea.


The major question coming in the mind of every single common person is why Galaxy Note 7 which was expected to be the direct rival of Apple iPhones is catching fire. For their power, phones use lithium-ion battery packs which are most likely to explode in case of short-circuiting. We've known for quite a long time that lithium particle batteries represent a hazard. However, the hardware business keeps on utilizing the combustible recipe on the grounds that the batteries are so much littler and lighter than less-dangerous sciences.




Lithium particle batteries pack a punch, for better or in negative ways. No brand or model is essentially protected; for example, unfortunate iPhone owners supposedly experienced dreadful blazes detonating gadgets in 2015 and 2016. What's more, however, the Galaxy Note 7 is standing out as truly newsworthy right now. Other Samsung mobile phones have likewise blasted into blazes, similar to the Galaxy Core that purportedly smoldered a 6-year-old tyke prior this week.


In the event that the battery short circuits – Say, by puncturing the unfathomably thin sheet of plastic isolating the positive and negative sides of the battery - the cut point turns into the easiest course of action for power to stream. It warms up the (combustible!) fluid electrolyte at that spot.


What's more, if the fluid warms up rapidly enough, the battery can detonate.


Even the replacements models caught fire due to this major issue and at the moment Samsung has paused the sale of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and trying to find out a permanent solution to this issue.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s current issue has damaged the reputation and brand value of Samsung at the market which can affect the sale of its future premium smartphones along with other products. Samsung needs to work more on covering its battery with more protection against short circuit which is occurring more during the charging process or just after charging due to excessive heat.


Though, a positive critic review can help Samsung propel its future premium smartphones but the effect due to the blast will still be there in the mind of common people which is sure to bring down the market value of those phones well before its arrival to the market as we know- “Working hard for years cannot give you that many customers which you will lose with a mistake you make just once.

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Google Android 7.0 Nougat Features and Supported Phones List

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest update of Android OS by Google. Nougat is a seventh major version of Android OS by Google & first released the beta version on 9th March 2016 and officially released on 22nd August 2016. Nougat comes with all new interface, features, performance, speed and with a secure platform. On Google, I/O conference google announced a biggest released of the year that was first beta version of Android N as a part of new “Android Beta Program”.


Some of best features by Nougat 7.0 are split-screen multitasking, multi-window mode, quick switch between apps, virtual reality mode, smarter battery, custom quick setting, notification direct reply, bundles notification, data saver, notification control, display size, file-based encryption, direct boot and lots more. See complete details of all new Android Nougat 7.0 features.




All New Features of Google Android Nougat 7.0

See in details features of Android Nougat 7.0;



Nougat is a real game changer by improved main three functions of Android OS as JIT Complier, VR Mode and Vulkan™ API. Android JIT compiler upgrade runtime android device performance, compressed the size of storage space required in devices and makes system updates much faster. VR mode is ready to transport you to new worlds with coming Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API comes with high-performance 3D graphics, see application leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects.


Battery & Data:

Android Nougat provides an option to save your battery power and your data by Doze & Data saver. Doze save your battery power and Data saver allows to set limit, restricted background data.



Split screen mode function offers to split screen in two part for the multi task, watch video while chatting on WhatsApp. A picture in picture mode allows watching Android TV while changing Facebook profile pic. Quick switch between your two most recently used apps.



All new notification functions by Nougat like Bundled notifications, Direct reply, Notification controls. Bundle notifications notify new message from the individual application. Direct reply allows to quick reply direct from the notification shade. Notification controls provide different setting for notifications.


Privacy & Security:

Nougat provides some functions to control privacy & security setting such as Direct boot, Seamless software updates, File-based encryption, Scoped folder access and Trusted face. Direct Boot helps devices start up faster, and ensures that important communications still run after restarting android devices.


Android OS updates can download in the background, so you can go on with your day while your device syncs with the latest OS. Android Nougat introduces file-based encryption by encrypting at the file level instead of the block level, Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.


An application can be requested access to specific folders that a user can allow or deny access to personal files by Nougat 7.0. Trusted face is a part of Smart Lock, makes unlocking even easier to a new face recognizer.


Additional Settings:

Some additional settings which makes Android Nougat 7.0 perfect such as Customizable Quick Settings, Quick Settings bar, Improved Settings navigation, Settings suggestions, 'Clear all' in Overview, Emergency information, Lock-screen wallpaper, Unicode 9 emoji, Improved system backup coverage, Accessibility settings in setup, Display size, Accessibility mono output, Variable text to speech speed and Work mode.


Smartphones which will be Support Google Android Nougat 7.0

Android Nougat 7.0 Pre-Installed in Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Nougat first comes with all Google based smartphones as mentioned above and will be available for below mentions devices:


Sony Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance.


LG announced some devices which come with Nougat like LG V20, LG G5, LG V10 and LG G4.


Motorola has also announced these devices as Moto G4, Moto G4 Play, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid and Nexus 6.


HTC has confirmed it will be bringing Android Nougat 7.0 for HTC 10, One A9 and One M9.


Samsung will work hard to get Nougat on Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge by this year end. 


Android Nougat vs Android Marshmallow

Google Android Marshmallow update was released in October 2015 after a long beta period, and Android Nougat was released on August 22nd. Nougat 7.0 adds multiple impressive features and improves on Android Lollipop and Marshmallow’s design.


Nougat offers additional features apart older version of Android these are Multi-Windows, Direct Reply, Bundles Notification, Data Saver & Doze, In Built DPI & Wallpaper settings, Night Mode, Multi-Tasking, File Management, and lots more.


After some performance test on both Android version here is the result, Android Nougat scored 489 during the test while Marshmallow 1410. During the PCMark test, Nougat 7.0 scored almost the same as Marshmallow 6.0, 4244 compared to 4287. 3DMark test revealed similar results, 1128 for Nougat 7.0 and 1233 for Marshmallow 6.0.



Google Android 7.0 Nougat has some advance features which change end users opinion about Android phone. Wait when your Smartphones get the notification about download latest version of Android or buy Google Smart Phones.



As an Author of TechNews KB, Barry Scholfield has experience of more than 5 years in IT industry and he is now working as an expert data recovery firm. He has quality expertise in the file viewer tools and loves to solve users query by providing excellent solutions.

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Blogger(BlogSpot) Homepage Gets a Makeover Too, Not Internals

Google is changing the way its products look one by one. Yesterday it was AdSense and I read somewhere that Google Analytics also getting this user interface upgrade. Today I noticed home page also getting the latest UI makeover, not internally but only on the sign in page.




The new homepage is very much appealing to the new bloggers to choose as a blogging platform. It looks more like a landing page specifically to make conversions.


The reason could be the increasing popularity of the WordPress platform which has now become an affordable choice for the beginners as well. I hope you know about the cheap domains and hosting plans. If you are not yet aware of how to choose a best hosting service, read this article.


Sadly no changes are made to the internal dashboard and options. On scrolling down the upper fold of the page, little snippet of information about choosing the template is shown. Though, it is not a full revamp, it could be hinting that Blogger also will be bringing changes to its new default templates which are naturally ugly.




If Google revamps it’s new default templates, I’d be one of the first one to ty them out. I even expect some changes to the blogger dashboard interface as well. The stats could be made even better and more informative dynamically. As Google Analytics is already there as a reporting tool from Google, no uniqueness might be seen but the sub-application of Analytics can be implemented.


Do you expect some UI changes in the Blogger dashboard just as I do? What they could be? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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Google AdSense Gets User Interface Changeover

Google AdSense gets the user interface changeover yesterday to that of the similar style as of Google Plus lately. Everything in the UI is made device friendly, bigger and full screen.


The menu is sidelined vertical just like as the new Google Plus interface pushes it. The rest of the screen with the current day stats are background colored with the mono blue color which was green dollars on the white background with the daily growth report previously.




The new user interface implements the short and quick reports in various perspectives which we actually didn’t see in older one unless we click on the ‘performance reports’ menu option.


The good thing is that you can drag and drop the quick report modules/widgets on the home screen and pin them according to the need.


Revamped Vertical Menu

The new user interface not only changed the home and menu but also the internal options and mechanism of ad unit creation and reporting.




We are given separate control panels for creating and managing normal ad units and page-level ads. The matched content is unit creation unit is included in the normal ads creation panel with a separate option. You can see the two options given in the ‘Ad units’ panel for creating the normal ad units and matched content in the above screenshot.


The menu is also revamped with the separate control panels for content, search and video. The ‘Ad styles’ option is also brought out of the ad creation panel and made available separately so that you can now create ad styles with out need to click on ‘create ad unit’ button again.


We can now block and allow ads more easily on each site separately. The new AdSense user interface is better, more under-friendly and easy to make decision with quick reporting widgets on the home page. I liked it! What about you? Did you like the new AdSense user interface? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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How Fake AdSense Earning Reports are Generated?

Some of the most fascinating things I ever see on internet are the fake earning reports. I’m not talking about those earning reports that show earnings of easy money with infinite zeros after a digit. We all know those are pieces out of crap and total fake. I’m talking about those earning reports related to Google AdSense people post on social media often to show off their false prestige.
Google AdSense is the best CPC system and is the most preferred revenue system by bloggers in the world. Google AdSense, being a product of Google works at its best those who follow their guidelines. People who doesn’t optimize their websites, and those who don’t get much traffic try to prank or fool their fellow bloggers with fake AdSense earning screenshots which puts those who work genuinely for their blogs into confusion and disappointment.
Today, I’m going to discuss with you the methods used by the pranksters in making spoof AdSense screenshots.

Using Inspect Element

Inspect element enables developer options in a browser. These developer options are helpful for web designers and developers in building amazing websites. Unfortunately, the same developer options is being used to hack passwords and manipulate webpages at user end.

AdSense low earners use inspect element option to edit the contents on the webpage.


After enabling developer options by clicking on Inspect Element, the earnings data on AdSense can be edited as shown in the following screenshot.

As these changes are not reflected on the server side of the websites, it is remained legal and not against Google AdSense policies.

Using Fake AdSense Money Generator

Fake AdSense Money Generator is an online application that generates fake screenshots of AdSense earnings automatically for given values.

Take a look at the following screenshot with custom values entered:

giving values to fake adsense money creator

When clicked on Submit, it shows up the screenshot of fake Google AdSense account with given values as shown below:


Fake AdSense reports may manipulate fellow bloggers mind but they can’t change the actual earnings. If you follow Google AdSense guidelines and blog consistently with great content, you can earn more than you can expect.

Next time you see such pranks, feel pity for them and start working to make that real at your side. All the best!
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Made by Google, Google Pixel Impresses the Elite Android Users

Believe it or not Google Pixel is the first “Made by Google” where the best hardware meets the best software. With all the buzzes and expert views making rounds one can be pretty sure that iPhone got a direct rival and reasons to worry. It is available for pre-orders across USA, UK, Germany, Canada and Australia from October 6th its first shipping is expected to start from October 20th. Pre-ordering facility is available for India from October 13th so. Indian enthusiasts need not wait a lot to pre-order.


Google Pixel has predictably ticked all the boxes when it comes to specifications. It focused on key areas built-in Google Assistant with which you can easily get 24/7 artificial intelligence support available over chat or through phone including screen sharing option. Pixel highlights top class photography experience, Google Cloud so that one never runs out of space (eve after uploading photos of original size). 




Pixel is built up from the ground for virtual reality with the Daydream VR. It is the first time phone to have Daydream VR for the best VR experience for its users. 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm dimensioned phone is 143g by weight. It makes a splash and dust resistant body, but it disappointed the fans who were looking for a dual SIM. It has only one nano-SIM slot.


When it now comes to display it has a high resolution 16M colored 5 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen. with body to screen ratio of 69 percent which are considered appropriate by the smart-phone critics.


This phone ensures multi-touch as well as protection of the screen. So, for protection, it has the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. When it comes to platform, everyone are expected to have high hopes on Google. But, it has not matched the soaring hopes though the platform that does not seem disappointing with the latest in-built system.




It comes with v7.1 (Nougat) Android OS. Andorid Nougat makes sure that you get a fast system and security updates. As system updates will happen in the background you can keep on using public phone normally.


Pixel runs on Snapdragon 821 processor. The CPU and Adreno 530 GPU are quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) enabling fastest graphics and animation rendering capability. When it comes to memory it has 4GB RAM and allows up to whopping 128 GB storage, but regrettably it does not possess an external storage slot. When it comes to camera one can say it is the best damn-thing-ever-smart-phone-camera. The primary camera is about 12 MP with f/2.0, phase detection & laser auto-focus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The main features of primary camera are 1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. It also has a 8MP secondary camera with f/2.4, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size and 1080p video recording.


When it comes to sound it has a highly appreciable sound quality with active noise cancellation feature. With all the features matching the expectations battery is also not disappointing at this phone. It has non-removable Li-ion 2770mAh Battery. It also supports fast charging as the experts say only 15 minutes of charging can let the phone run up to 7 hours.


After seeing at all the features many would be expecting that this phone’s price may be exceeding the price of the latest iPhones but surprisingly Google Pixel is set to be launched in India with a price Rs.57,000 (starting price). This can divert iPhone users to Google which may lead Apple to scratch its head over the direct rivalry with Google edging it with ease. So, if you are eager to experience the Gen-Next smartphones then missing Google pixel will be a decision you may regret.


What’s your take? Share it in comments below.

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How to Know the Birthday of a Person with Gmail ID?

Birthday is not a public piece of information that one can show off. It isn’t even displayed publicly on an internet profile unless the user wants to share it. So, this following technique is not actually a hack but a feasibility of the Google/Gmail technological interconnection.


Expected reader’s knowledge level: Smartphone users, Gmail ID account holders.


Everyone has an email ID today because of the smartphones. As the android, which takes the 80+ percentage of all smartphone users, need a Gmail account integration to work with the promised functionality. This integration is synchronizing the data onto Google clouds eventually.


So, keep that in mind as I walk you along the process of finding out the birthday of a person with Gmail ID.




If you even wanted to know the birthday of a person and you know their email ID (Gmail), just add them to your contacts.


If you even closer to them and have rapport to communicate over email. Send them an how-about email and let it be added to your contacts automatically.


You don’t need to add them specifically if communication is established on both ends with that email ID. By this, their email ID will be added to your contacts.


Now, take your android phone and add the email ID of that person to his number in your contacts (if had any).


Go to sync settings and sync Google calendar with your native calendar app. This will synchronize all the important dates and birthdays onto your mobile phone calendar.


Now open the calendar app on your Android phone and check what has been updated. You would see new birthdays added to your calendar. If you had added the email ID to the phone number, it would be much easier to identify the birthday of that person. It will then show the birthday with the name that you have given in your contacts to him/her.


It’s that simple!

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Everything About Router and Modem Default IP Address on Different Operating Systems

What is a Router and Modem Default IP Address?

The setup page of your PC permits you to alter various settings (for the example, the name and passphrase of the Wi-Fi) as well as to view certain information. For this, we need the IP address of the router. But, let’s start at the beginning: all modems and routers have web-based interfaces and as a result, they are configured by a web browser. There are some modems and routers which can be accessed by their name, but all of them are accessed by way of the IP address. So, in order to have full access to a router, you need a username and a passphrase, although you cannot even get a prompt for this if you don’t know the IP address.

What is an IP address?

An IP address always consists of 4 numbers which are separated by full stops. A common home network uses an IP address which begins with the following line of numbers - 192.168. Most commonly, a router will possess an IP address like for example and

Who knows the IP address?

In the case that the ISP (or Internet Service Provider) which you use has installed the router and modem, the provider knows the IP address as well as username and the passphrase for these devices. It is the experience of most techies that providers never disclose the information about the address to their customers directly. On the other hand, if you installed the router yourself, the IP address can be obtained from the documents given by the manufacturer (sometimes the address can be found on the router bottom, on a label).

How can we find the default IP address?

However, after setting up a network, every device on it can show the router’s IP address if we do what is necessary. This information can help:


The IP address of the router is the “Default Gateway” on Windows. There are a couple of ways of finding this address, this being the first one: use the command ipconfig in a window for Command Prompt. The other way is this one:

1. Open Control Panel (on Windows 10, this is done by right-clicking Start and choosing Control Panel).

2. Then click on View network status and tasks in Network and Internet.

3. Further, click your connection name to the right of Connections (the top-right corner of the page).

4. Then hit the Details button in the window that comes up and look for the IP address on the right of the IPv4 Default Gateway part.

On iPhone/iPad:

Open the app Settings, tap in Wi-Fi, and tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you are using. The IP address of the router will appear to the right side of Router.

Mac OS X:

Click on the Apple menu at the top of the screen (on the bar) and choose System Preferences. Then click on the icon called Network. Choose the network connection (Wi-Fi and a wired Ethernet connection). Then tap on the Advanced button which is located on the bottom, and click the tab TCP/IP. What you will see is the IP address of the router shown on the right.


It may sound strange, but the Android system offers no way of viewing the information on the network connection. Some third-party apps for Android show this information. What you need to do is install any one of it, tap in View and choose AP list. The top of the screen will show this header: Connected to: [Network Name]. Then tap on that, following which a window will be shown with some more info about the network. The address of the router is located on the right side of Gateway.


The information we need is really easy to find with Linux desktop, as most Linux desktops have an icon in the notification area. Click on the network icon and choose Connection Information. You will be able to find the IP address next to Gateway or Default Route.

It is possible to find this address, the Internet Protocol one, on all other devices as well, as all devices which let you link to the network and see info about the network connection usually display it. All you need to do is look in the settings for network connections and look at the Gateway address.

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Masha Winget, owner of is a technology writer & blogger by profession. She loves to write articles for many online communities, blogs, & websites related to computer tips & new technologies.
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