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How to Grow Your Business Using Mobile Coupons?

These days, big companies are trying to promote their products indifferent ways like online campaign management, through SMS on mobiles, on television, banner ads and offline advertisements. As much as we know, the companies who promote products by offering promo codes through mobile SMS, get more benefits.

 

Actually, Mobile Coupon Marketing is the most convenient way to reach to customers. Not only you will target your customer but also can also target many type of mobile marketing strategies. And a very good thing about mobile coupons or promo codes marketing is: if you want to target local business then it is the suitable business strategy for your business.

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Through SMS, e-commerce and branded companies give the coupon codes for best offers to targeted clients. What’s the main reason: why these companies prefer the mobile discount coupons marketing strategy? Do you have any idea about that? Read more to know.

 

5 Main Reasons to Use Mobile Coupon is:

1. Companies can directly reach their customer and benefits them.

2. Customers can easily use the discounted offers

3. Brands can target easily the local business

4. As Customers get more benefits, they love to purchase more and more products

5. Easiest way for brand promotions.

 

In these days, each and every famous e-commerce companies like Paytm, eBay, Jabong, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Shopclues and all food and beverages companies, interior-exterior companies are offering promo codes.

 

In this 21st century, marketing strategy is very complicated to handle. So, small scale business owner should nurture their skills in such a way so that they can compete with the competitive market.

 

Are you a small or middle sized business owner? If so, then you can start with the mobile coupon marketing tricks to grow your business. Hope this article will be helpful for those owners who want to see their companies at top level.

 

Author Bio:

This article is written by Ameeta Mohanty, a professional blogger who love to write different kind of articles from several categories like travel, technology, health, shopping and news. Apart from her profession, she loves singing, dancing and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Bored? Try Out These Top 10 Movie Apps for Android

Think of yourself as a great movie lover? Well, how many of the movie apps of Android are you familiar with? I am sure the list wouldn’t be that long. Even without the help of all these apps you manage to watch a lot of movies. Think of how many movies you can enjoy with proper use of technology!
 
If you’re willing to stream movies online rather than watching them on your Android smartphone. Then check out this post, where you can find some of the best sites to watch movies online.
 
Now here we have come for the rescue, presenting to you the list of top 10 movie apps of android that sure is going to take your breath away. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
 

1. Netflix

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Who can forget Netflix when it comes to watching movies? Netflix is the leading provider of movies and other videos across the world. It has no competitors in terms of quality and reliability. So where does the problem lie? Yeah, the problem lies on the fact that Netflix is not a free app. You got to pay Netflix for watching videos. But the pay is very less when compared to the benefits. If you are a true movie buff and cares about high quality videos, you sure got to have Netflix on your device.
 

2. MovieBox

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Movie Box can be considered as the most popular movie app for Android. It lets you stream and download movies. You get to browse through the endless categories of movies and videos and watch them at your preferred time. You can create your own movie library and add movies manually as well. What more can a movie buff ask for? Well, you need to get your device rooted before you can use this application. It’s a bit difficult to download this application as well.

3. Crackle

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Crackle is the app that you are looking for, if you are so much into movies and series. It lets you watch your favorite movies and series all for free! You can create your own favorites list of movies and series to watch later. You even have the provision to create a Crackle account such that you can log into Crackle from multiple devices and pick up exactly from where you left off. Yeah, sounds amazing, isn’t it? Crackle comes in the size of 11 MB and you can get Crackle from Google Play.
 

4. ShowBox

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ShowBox is another popular movie streaming app for Android. Using ShowBox, you get to watch the latest Movies, Serials, and Series and so on. ShowBox is available both for Android and iOS platforms. There is a specially designed Windows application for ShowBox as well. ShowBox is totally free and totally cool. I would suggest ShowBox for every movie lover out there. Thousands of users have already downloaded this app and experienced its benefits. What are you waiting for? You can get ShowBox from Google Play.
 

5.Movie HD

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Movie HD app is specifically designed for those who are in love with watching and streaming movies as well as TV shows. Movie HD app is available in a wide variety of Operating System platforms and is highly reliable. The app has a huge collection of movies from which you can choose and it extends its reach to 3D videos as well. The User Interface of Movie HD app is something’s to admire. Navigation is so easy with well-defined boundaries between different genres. There is the option of search which helps you find your movies of choice with such ease and pace. After you download the APK, you might need an additional application to stream videos.
 

6.PlayBox HD

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PlayBox HD app can be considered as an alternative to apps like Movie HD app and Show Box app. PlayBox HD app also offers free streaming of movies and TV shows. PlayBox app lets you download videos and watch them when you are offline as well. An important feature of PlayBox HD app is that it has various subtitles sources available in different languages. It also supports the feature of Chrome cast. PlayBox HD app is available in both iOS and Android platforms. You can get the Android version of PlayBox HD app from this link.
 

7.ViewSter

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ViewSter comes next in the list of top 10 movie apps for Android. Viewster also offers several of the features that other movie apps offer. It is cost free and it has high quality videos. It offers wide variety of videos including movies, anime, music etc. You can browse through the huge collection of videos in Viewster and the results can be sorted in any order that you like to see them in. Viewster has a great User Interface. The videos load with a bit of a delay, but since the video quality is good, this little delay is often ignored. You can get Viewster from here.
 

8.Flipps

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Using the Flipps app, you get to stream latest movies, music and TV shows as and when you need. You can connect your mobile device to your home TV and watch the movies without a set top box or a cable connection. Even YouTube videos can be watched on TV with high resolution. Tell me how cool that is! Flipps is definitely an inevitable app for all the movie lovers out there. You can get Flipps from Play Store.
 

9.Hubi

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Using Hubi app, you can download and stream your favorite videos from the most popular streaming services available. Hubi is totally free. Hubi has a lot of attractive features. Hubi allows you to keep a list of watched videos, it has a clean interface which is easy to use, it lets you download videos and watch them later, it lets you share video links with your friends and family and a lot more. Hubi definitely redefines one’s idea of a movie streaming app. You can download Hubi app from Google Play Store.
 

10. Movies by Flixster

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When it comes to movies, Movies by Flixster app has a lot to offer than you can think of. It is the app for movies, I should say. It lets you create movie lists and lets you have a look at the movie lists of your friends. It has latest movie trailers included and definitely you can have a look at those cool trailers. Flixster even lets you book tickets online to watch your favorite movies. You can see the Rotten Tomatoes critic reviews from this app. The interface of the Flixster app is simple and you can access almost anything and everything instantly with this interface. You can get Movies by Flixster App from Play Store.
 

Author Bio:

This article is written by Rahul Gupta. He is the CEO & Founder of CrunchyTricks. He is online since 2014 and had helped many bloggers and startups to achieve what they want. He writes about Blogging, SEO, Social Media, Affiliate Marketing & Tech.
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How to Transfer Music to Samsung Galaxy S7 from Computer

Samsung took the best features of their Galaxy S5 and S6 and molded them together to come up with the Galaxy S7. When you look at the sleek design of the phone, it reminds you of the S6; in fact, many people say that it should have been called the S6S. However, the changes in the phone necessitated the S7 branding, because they are immense; this is not just a simple upgrade of the S6, but a completely new version.

 

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The Galaxy S7 borrows a lot from the S6 when it comes to the exterior design. It also borrows from the S5 with the addition of a Micro SD slot. The sound system is great and this is good news for people who love to listen to music on their phone. With MobileGo, you can now move your favorite tunes from your PC to the phone, to listen to when you are on the move.
 

Step by step guide: Import music to Samsung Galaxy S7 from PC with MobileGo

Step 1: Connect your phone to your computer

Using your USB cable, connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 to your PC. You can also scan the QR code on MobileGo to connect your phone to the PC via WiFi.
 
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Step 2: Go to the Music tab

Go to the “Music” tab on the left side of the screen, and click on it; you will be presented with a list of all the music files stored on your phone. At the top of the screen, you will see an “Add” button; click on it and in the dropdown menu, select “Add File”. You can also “Add Folder” if you want to import a full music folder to your Samsung Galaxy S7.
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Step 3: Choose the music files or folders to add

A pop-up window will be launched, from where you will select your music files or folders.
 
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Step 4: Wait for the file to be transferred to your Samsung Galaxy S7

Your music file or folder will be added to your phone. You will see the file or folder listed in your default music listing on MobileGo.
 
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Conclusion

It is wonderful to plug your headphones into your Samsung Galaxy S7 and listen to your favorite music when you are travelling or away from your computer. With MobileGo, you can import music files and folders to your phone with just a few clicks of the mouse. The playback on this flagship device is crystal-clear; another of the features that contribute to the success of this phone in the market.

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Do Not Download WhatsApp Desktop Application

When WhatsApp announced the desktop application, I thought it would not be a mirror application like as WhatsApp Web. Unfortunately, the desktop application is found to be an application of WhatsApp Web.

WhatsApp Desktop have no special features to look into and is nothing to be talked about. It needs the WhatsApp on phone to be connected to the internet and kept on sync.

Why you should not download WhatsApp Desktop?

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There is a reason for every statement of mine here. If an application which needed to be installed on the computer but have no special features than the web version, what’s the point of downloading and installing it on the disk?

It won’t take much resources..c’mon

Yes, it won’t take much system resources. After all, an average computer these days is not low configured. A simple application like WhatsApp Desktop might not affect the performance but, encouraging such applications would start a new chapter in the web application development with no actual benefits to the user.

Imagine once you having to install Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Hike, Vine, YouTube, Pinterest, X, Y and Z on the both sides (on computer as well on mobile phone). Your computer might handle them all but, can your mobile phone handle the resources as better as the laptop or desktop computer?

It’s also about smartphone’s life span

This isn’t a paradox to brainstorm. The logic is very simple. If you keep the phone synched for one or many applications that needs to run along with the computer, it uses most of the resources. Using a device with at most resources for longer periods may wear out the hardware including the battery quickly. Because, smartphone are made for moderate multitasking, gaming and computing purposes. They can never replace desktop ad laptop computers unless in future.

It still need a smartphone

People who are wanting to signup for WhatsApp might get disappointed with this application. As WhatsApp Desktop is made to mirror the conversations on the phone on to the desktop and vice-versa, it stills a smartphone with WhatsApp installed and connected to internet. Those who are using heavy ground simulator applications like Blue Stacks only for WhatsApp may have to continue using it for more longer.
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Tricks to Buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in Flash Sale (No Scripts)

It is not an updated script or a super fast computer or internet. It is all common sense and little knowledge that acted for me today while booking Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 from Amazon’s flash sale. I haven’t used any scripts or helping apps for adding the unit to my cart. My story can help you book Redmi Note 3 next time.

Note: However, the working of this trick depends on various factors like health of the web browser, speed on the internet connection and working conditions of your peripheral devices.

Register for flash sale from two Amazon accounts

I have registered for flash sale from my two Amazon accounts. Because two can give you more chances than one single account. Don’t do it from more than two, because you may not get time to hit the ‘buy’ button all at a time.

Do not use script, it may mislead

I actually wanted to use a script but, I didn’t rely on it much. Websites like Amazon can trick you with the script parameters that may end you up with wrong product in the cart.

The script I have used was taken from a blog. I was pretty convinced to use the script for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 flash sale this time until I found this comment under his post, suggesting the changes needed in the script.

The commenter suggests the change ‘jQuery("button:eq(0)’ in the script to ‘jQuery("button:eq(3)’. Technically, this change will add up the gold 3GB/32GB version of Redmi Note 3 in to cart. However, Amazon has kept on changing the order of smartphone list from sale to sale to confuse the script developers.

Beware of the web browser you use

So, I used my two registrations, one with script and another normally. I found during the countdown to start a sale that the browser(Google Chrome) which am I using for script purpose is showing wrong countdown time with almost 5-7 seconds lately. The countdown for 2GB/16GB products are a step ahead. Initially, I thought the sale was set to start like that by default.

I checked another browser (Mozilla Firefox) which I am using for normal booking purpose. The timers are running correctly on this one. This started smelling fishy and uninstalled the script extensions and additions on the Chrome and refreshed the page.

For my surprise, the problem is not with the scripts but the browser itself. The code related to run timers is not working in order. I still ignored this and waited for the sale to start.

Browser extensions will add weight

The web browser you are using to book the phone should have very few to no extensions on it. Because, the extensions can prolong the page loading time of the web pages. It might be in seconds that you cannot notice normally. But, during flash false, each second counts.

Do not rely on Mi.com limited stock open sale

As it is an open sale, those who haven’t registered and those who have will be on the page jamming the servers to load lately for slow internet speed connections. The sale on April 27th on Mi.com was over in a few seconds.

Do you own research in selecting a color or the device

If you want to grab the phone in a flash sale, decide over the version based on the specifications and color. Do not waste your time asking people ‘which one would be good looking?’. It is the performance that you should ask about, not the color. Different people will have different interests over the color the device. So, decide the color first.

Or the person you asked might mislead you to trim the competition for that color version during the sales.

Read my story..

What I noticed for April 27th sale was people were bragging about the 3GB/32GB Gold version. The Amazon page was also showing 3GB/32GB Gold version only for the upcoming sale. Space grey was my first preference and target, but all I saw in the stock was the 2GB/16GB version. That was a decision making time for me. I am a techie and a power user; 2GB/16GB will not come to any use of my usage but, the regarding the looks space grey rules my mind.

Just as everyone does, I joined a few groups in social media and started asking queries about the phone. Some of my questions about availability 3GB/32GB grey version were not answered satisfactory.

I have found the 3GB/32GB grey version on Mi.com which says out of stock. I thought everyone is after gold version of Redmi Note 3 and underestimated the hype for the grey version. More over the availability of 3GB/32GB version reviews on the internet are of gold version's. So I've decided to grab a gold version compromising the grey looks.

Finally, when the sale started on April 27th, I have my two browsers opened Chrome and Firefox. Chrome with more than 10 extensions dumped me loading the page for life time and leaving me a waiting list status where as Firefox added the 3GB/32GB grey unit quickly into my cart.

Have two delivery addresses ready before adding

Finally, somehow I had my grey 3GB version in m cart but when I clicked the checkout button, the error popped up showing that the seller cannot deliver the product to my address. After wasting a lot of my time over thinking, I have reminded of my friend in near by city and the time left was 3:00 minutes and counting down. I made a call asked his address, filled up the delivery form, paid for the product and when it was running below 20 seconds, I proceeded the checkout very dramatically that would only see in movies.

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Don't play a hero like me at such times. Have two different addresses ready before the start of the sale.
 
That's all I can advice according to my experiences. Use simple common sense and do not always rely on scripts. All the best for the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 next Flash Sale. Share you experiences in comments below.
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5 Must Have Android Tools for App Developer

One cannot deny the fact that with the advent of mobile phones, application technology is moving rapidly ahead – gaining conformity from this dynamic and repulsive generation. As of July 2015, Android users were able to choose between 1.6 million apps.

 

This surely keep users yearning for more from android applications. There are high expectations for more innovative, intuitive and engaging mobile apps in android platform. For this to happen, there are many different tools available. But, there are plenty of challenges to face in choosing the right tools. Today, I shall talk to you about 5 android app development tools which no one told you about.

 

Genymotion

Let’s get it straight about Genymotion. It is fast, efficient and really cool third-party emulator that can replace default Android emulator. The ability to run on a virtual machine is something which differentiates Genymotion with another android emulator tools. For the default Android emulator, one is required to go the plug-n-play way, but imagine the same, in with better efficiency and better experiences – in less setup.

 

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Well, that is Genymotion for you. It comes with an inbuilt multi-touch Appcelerometer which is resourceful in building apps that require parts of the SEK.

Titanium Appcelerator

The beauty of Titanium Appcelerator lies in its ability to develop cross-platform mobile applications. Even though, if you want to develop a dedicated android app, it gives a lot of flexibility in terms of rendering the UI using the platform’s native controls.

 

Talking about the scripting part, Titanium goes with Javascript. But, contradicting the PhoneGapp application interaction, instead of fiddling with the HTML DOM, the JavaScript interacts with Appcelerator Titanium’s API.

 

Titanium-Appcelerator

 

Titanium offers UI objects for buttons, text fields, lists, etc., while at the same time these are supported by the mobile platform’s authentic representation of the relevant native controls.

PROGaurd

Well, this one is a multi-utility tool used for shrinking, optimizing, and obfuscating a simple Java application. PROGaurd works for removing unused code and renaming classes, fields and methods with semantically obscure names, and pre-verifies the processed code for Java 6 or for Java Micro’s faster class coding. The PROGaurd application tool utility lies in creating more compact code, for smaller code archives, cross-network rapid transfer, quicker loading, and smaller recall footprints.


Moreover it also lists dead codes, so it can be removed from the source code. The core advantage of PROGaurd lies in its compact template-based configuration.

 

PROGaurd-app-developerSource: http://threedimensionsblog.blogspot.in/2014/08/scala-on-android-motivation-building.html


If you are looking for any add-on apart from what is all overwhelmingly offered, then make a note – it also has an optional graphical user interface alone with plugins for Ant and for the JME Wireless Toolkit.

 

IBM Bluemix

IBM Bluemix is a cloud-based, multi-language-supported PaaS service. Generally, programmers go with Simplicite aPaaS for Bluemix for developing agile custom enterprise applications. It comes preloaded integrated DevOps deployed to build, run, and manage applications on the cloud.

 

Various programming languages supported by Bluemix include Java, Node.js, Go, PHP, Python, Ruby, Sinatra, Ruby on Rails and along with extended support to Scala with the help of build packs. Offering some of the high-end enterprise-level services that can easily integrate with cloud applications, Bluemix does not demand any installation and configuration know-hows.

IBM-BLUEMIXSource: http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/au/en/paas.html


Over and above supplementary frameworks and services, Bluemix comes equipped with a dashboard for creating, viewing, and managing the apps and services so as to monitor your application's resource usage.

 

Xamarin

Xamarin is one of the most widely used cross platform app development tool. The uniqueness of Xamarin is that it allows developers to create native Android applications using the same UI controls as one would use in Java.

 

But, the forte of Xamarin lies in offering flexibility and elegance of a modern language. This includes using C# blended with.NET BCL, and dual first-class IDEs - Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio. Even though, being a cross-platform tool, Xamarin tools is also used to write native Android apps with the UI.

 

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Also, there is a provision to share the code across multiple platforms. Apart from the debugger, for code completion, Xamarin Studio incorporates C#, an interactive Android UI builder for creating user interfaces minus the XMLs.

 

Conclusion

These android app development tools come handy in developing an effective and efficient app. But due to the inevitable change which technology carries with itself, one cannot remain sure about its longevity.

 

Therefore, it is always recommended to stay updated especially when it comes to android app development tools. The Android app users all across the globe rest high expectations on developers to ensure smart and smooth apps for optimizing the utility of their devices.

 

But the root of all solutions lies in the code which a developer develops and the tools one incorporates for developing Android apps.

 

Author Bio:

Shahid Abbasi is a marketing consultant with Peerbits. The company is one of the top android app developer. Shahid likes to keep busy with his team, and to provide top-notch mobility solutions for enterprises and startups.

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7 Reasons to Install Windows 10 Anniversary Update 2016

There is another side (the benefit side) of installing updates for your Windows 10 operating system on your machine. And that side brings the more features in the upcoming update. Microsoft is planning to push Windows 10 anniversary update 2016 with a lot amazing features and upgrades to its operating system.

You should let your system download and install the updates as they are going to bring the valuable visible and functional changes to the operating system even though the automatic updates are disabled.

The anniversary update brings the following upgrades to the UI and functionality of the Windows 10 computer. If you are a UNIX/Linux lover, you would love the new changes that are coming through the aisle.

1. Bash Shell to Command Prompt

Microsoft considered to fulfill the request of the users in providing the UNIX/Linux bash shell for Windows command line interface. Therefore, they have built a Windows Sub-system, for Linux (WSL). This brings the improvements to command shell with the added functionality of bash shell.

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The bash shell can be accessed by entering the command ‘bash’ in the command prompt. You will have the full control over the UNIX/Linux libraries and no virtualization is needed to enable it. Just install the anniversary update and you will get the bash shell functionality get installed with it.

2. Dark Theme

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The whole Windows open with a white background by default. We didn’t had an ash gray or dark matte gray themed Windows so far. The new anniversary update brings the dark theme for Windows which is pretty cool and geekish. I’d also prefer to use the word eye-friendly. However all apps might not adhere the black theme except the windows of settings menus.

3. Emoji's with new skin tones

The Emoji’s are totally revamped with the new skin tones and it now makes chatting from an Windows device interesting as never like before.

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4. Windows Ink

Windows Ink that works as a true digital ink for the windows touch devices, will be added the new anniversary update of Windows 10. User can use his fingers or ePen to write on the screens to look more natural as it looks on paper when drawn written with pen.

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You can check out the programming technicalities of Windows Ink technology from the MSDN articles.

5. Cortana anywhere

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The Cortana is the one of the best features that Windows brought to us. It would be much better and intelligently accessible anywhere including on the locked screen. The voice assistance anywhere responds to the call ‘Hey Cortana’ and listens to your commands. No wonder if it reminds you of the ‘Hey Siri’ feature of Apple iOS.

6. Windows Hello

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The is one of the phenomenal feature that is being introduced by the Windows itself first into the market. Windows Hello need no PINs and passwords to unlock the device, it needs you and your eye positioning to unlock the screen. This feature is till in beta phase yet will be introduced with Windows 10 anniversary update of 2016.

7. Connect and play with Xbox One players

Microsoft always loved gamers and is. With the anniversary update of 2016, Windows 10 users will be allowed to connect to the Xbox players and join the games right from their PC’s and mobile phones. Microsoft delivers a special edition of DirectX 12 update with his anniversary update that allows users to connect to Xbox live transforming the conventional PC gaming experience.

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Also with this Windows 10 update, you will get Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for free.

Do you still want any more reasons to stop this anniversary update of Windows 10 of 2016? C’mon, you can’t be that rude to your computer.
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How to Remove Your Phone Number from True Caller Database?

Being identified is not good every time. When it is on True Caller, it is more frustrating. True Caller, having the major database of phone number identities serves better at sometimes and stealing privacy at most of them.

Its purpose, to find the details of unknown number owner is fulfilled when it comes to cyber threat and related cyber cases. When it comes to privacy, it scores almost zero. Let me tell you some story lines that will make you understand why True Caller is a total loss of privacy - Mr. Somebody who is a popular guy in his town who is often getting unknown calls from both the love and hatred. He bared this non-sense for a month and he thought can’t take it any more. So he decided to change his most liked and chosen number 9988776655. He was happy after changing his number and two months passed. He got some new contacts along with the new ones this time. The unknown phone calls increased and finally made him quit using a mobile phone.

The solution for such a problem is not the quitting using mobile phones, but quit being listed in True Caller database. True Caller allows to find people by name or phone number. This feature not only annoys famous one, but also individuals who wants to hide their phone number details. What if it happens in case of a girl? what if someone could easily get her number and start teasing?

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As the number of True Caller app users are increasing day by day, protecting our numbers from being recorded into their databases is impossible. So it is better to remove it ourselves. True Caller officially allows users to request for the removal of their numbers from their database. Let’s see how to.

Requesting a removal

To request a phone number removal,

Step 1: Open the link http://www.truecaller.com/unlist in another tab.

Step 2: Enter your phone number that you wanted to be removed and enter the capcha code and click ‘Unlist’ button.

Step 3: That’s it you’re done! Just wait for another 24 hours from now on and check it in True Caller search after that.

If anyone searches for your number, they would get ‘0’ results displayed. Isn’t it simple?

Note: On the good side, Truecaller is a very good app that helps us know who is calling. We actually don't pick up everycall everytime due to some busy-ness but, some calls are yet to be answered anytime. Hope that explains everything on teh positive side of it.

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Missile Game Trick On YouTube

Google has introduced a YouTube trick on the geek week in the post-earlier months of this year. It is a very cool game trick that works while the video is playing. All you have to do is to just follow my instructions of how to do it.
  1. Go to Youtube.com and click on the video you wanted to watch. 
  2. Now pause the video and type ‘1980’ (without quotes). 
  3. Wait for a sec and see the magic of falling missiles on your video.

Defend them firing back with your mouse or just leave to see what happens when you let the missiles go booom!! on your video.

Comment your experience below! ;)
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How to Save Battery Life of Android Phones

This is an era of smart phones with stupid batteries. No matter how much our battery capacity is, we always find it less to satisfy our non-stop needs. Power bank do come handy. But they also make your phone’s battery weak (in the long run). In this post I will talk about some very easy-peasy ways to save your battery life.

 

How to Save Battery life of Android Phones

1. Black Wallpaper

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I love the color black. Black wallpaper is what I have always used. Little did I know that I have silently adding to my battery life. Now I make it a point to use black wallpaper and advice my friends to do the same.

 

2. Use dark themes

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Sometime back I really developed a thing for trying out new themes. Now I understand why the battery consumption increased drastically. Now I have settled for a decent dark theme to save my Android’s battery life.

 

3. Say no to Auto-Brightness

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Auto-brightness is cool. Especially, when you have outdoor plans for the day. You may just increase the screen brightness just before stepping out. You can also reduce the screen brightness when you are in a well lit room. I often find the auto-brightness slightly brighter than it should be. If you don’t believe me, compare yourself.

 

4. Shorter screen timeout

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I have kept the minimum screen timeout so that the screen gets locked within a couple of seconds. This was definitely not a battery saving strategy. But it was more of a privacy strategy so that the people around could not read my messages. Now that I know my battery life gets extended with this step, I practice it religiously.

 

5. Keep your phone cool

I read somewhere that heated smartphones puts an extra load on the batteries. Let’s be honest. Many phones have heating issues. Since you can’t change things internally you can keep a lookout on the external factors. For instance when you are out in the sun, keep the phone in your pocket or bag. You may also keep the phone away from the laptop’s fan or any heated up material or devices as such.

 

6. Use original batteries/chargers

I have often seen people using local brands for replacing batteries/chargers. Do you know you are doing more harm to the phone by sparing a couple of bucks? So next time when your battery/charger is dead, go for a genuine one. I am sure your battery life will be enhanced with this little step of yours.

 

7. Sleep Mode ON

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You don’t use your mobile when you sleep. Do you? So why not put into the sleep mode? You can make a list of important number and put them in the exception list when the Sleep Mode is active. Also there are times at office or college when you know you won’t get a chance to glance at your mobile, why not activate the Sleep Mode and keep the battery percentage intact.

 

8. Turn off features

These are smart features that we are talking about that makes your phone smart. For instance the Smart Stay option in Samsung. It’s needless to say these features (and some more similar features) need not be kept ON and you can add to your battery life.

 

9. Switch off 4G

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4G is the new thing is town. Smartphone and telecoms are trying to woo customer to opt for their services with 4G. But did you know switching on 4G on your smart phone is so much battery consuming. What you can do is switch off 4G and use 2G, and swap when you want to enjoy net services on your Android.

 

10. Switch off connectivity features

The usual connectivity features in our phones are GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC consume a LOT of battery. Among all this, GPS tops the list of battery consumption. Turn all of them off when you don’t need and add to your battery life.

 

11. Update your apps

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Often we get update for the apps on our Android. But do we do it? Not always. Not always the app updates are useless. Sometimes, the update paves the way to a better battery life. Update your apps to enjoy such benefits from the app developer’s.

 

12. Use battery saving mode of your phone

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Most phones come with battery saver’s. Use it as it prevents the battery from draining away. In case you don’t have battery saving mode, install any battery saving app and the app will do the needful for your Android.

 

13. Update and sync at your own will

Auto-update and auto-sync is surely a blessing as it continuously updates with the Google server and all your important data is just a log in away. But having auto-update or auto-sync running in the background all day long is one of the ways your battery loses its juice. Rather what you can do is manually update and sync once a day.

That would be all from us on ‘How to save your battery life’. Do you have any more method up your sleeves, let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading.
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Remove Windows.old Folder After Upgrading to Windows 10

Now that you have upgraded to Windows 10 from your previous version of Windows operating system. This upgrading process will not only keep your files and programs from your previous versions but also keeps some of the OS files in a folder named Windows.old.

 

Windows.old folder takes a lot of memory of at most 20 GB(depends) roughly. Neither the old OS files are useful nor the memory taken by it. Literally, the memory taken by the Windows.old folder is a dump unless you want to downgrade back to your older Windows sometime in near future.

 

Note: If you wanted to test the new Windows 10 through the upgrade for sometime and decide later whether to have it continued, do not delete the Windows.old folder. It is only backup that helps you switch back to previous version easily.

 

However, 20 GB is not a small chunk of memory to leave it off. Those who really care about this amount of space better take a step forward to delete Windows.old folder.

 

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Windows 10 is really an improved version of Windows OS and you won’t find any program incompatible issues with the software that was installed on your computer. So, I think you won’t find a necessity to downgrade back to older version again. It is always your choice anyway.

 

Removing Windows.old folder safely

Selecting the folder from the drive and hitting ‘Delete’ button is not the safe way of deleting the Windows.old folder. Using of command prompt to delete the folder is also not suggested.

 

To remove it safely from your system drive, better do it from ‘Disk Cleanup’ utility.

 

Step 1: Go to This PC > Right-click on Local Disk (C:) > Properties > Disk cleanup.

 

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This won’t show up Windows.old folder in the ‘Files to delete’ options.

 

Step 2: Click on ‘Clean up system files’ button and that will scan for the unnecessary files on the drive with administrator rights.

 

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This will then show up the Windows.old folder in the ‘files to download’ options.

 

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Step 3: Select the ‘Previous Windows installation(s)’ folder and click ‘Ok’. It will then show you a warning saying that you can’t downgrade to the previous version of windows once deleted.

 

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Step 4: Click ‘Ok’ to proceed. It will start the cleaning process right then.

 

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That’s it. Check your Local Disk (C): now. You’ll find the partition regaining the 20 GB(appx).

 

*Local Disk(C): is considered as the operating system installed drive in this demonstration.

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MoboMarket for PC: Best Alternative to Google Play Store

MoboMarket is the next best alternative that you can get for Google Play Store and here we will have a genuine and detail review of this MoboMarket for PC and MoboMarket for Android smartphone (Previously known as MoboRobo). It is one most popular Android Managers with millions of satisfied users around the globe who are using it to their advantage for managing their smartphone from their PC. This is very good news for those guys who generally spend most of their time in front of PCs as they will be able to sync their smartphones with them.

 

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Later, the MoboRobo team launched another new app for the PC user known as the MoboMarket for PC which will make things much easier for you to download & manage your apps on your smartphone quite efficiently with the help of it. And, on top of that, it also works as a multi-purpose tool that will let you manage your files, backup your data, download apps, manage media and many more. It is now updated with more new features and the bug fixed.

 

So, it is certainly one of the must have software on your smartphone and PC. Now if you are still one of those guys who want more detail information about this MoboMartket for PC then, follow till the end of this article as here we will have the detail review of it.

 

What is this MoboMarket for PC?

Now you might have been already quite familiar with what this MoboMarket does with the above lines but nevertheless here are some of the things that you might want to know about it.

 

MoboMarket for PC is a smartphone manager that will let you connect your PC with your smartphone and manage all your things on it efficiently. When you use this MoboMarket for PC software with the MoboMarket for Android, it will let you transfer or manage all your data and files on your smartphone right from your PC.

 

Now, here are some key features of MoboMarket for PC that will make you crave for this software to have on your PC and smartphone.

 

Features of MoboMarket for PC:

Device Manager; Sync Your files: If you are a guy who likes to store a lot of your favorite photos, videos, music on your smartphone, then it generally becomes quite tough to manage all those files from a smartphone. When MoboMarket is used, it will let you control and sync all your photos, videos, music or any other files with your PC from your smartphone.

 

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App Management: MoboMarket also works quite well in this case of app management as it will manage all your apps installed on your smartphone and also will let you update and delete any of your apps. Now comes the exciting part as you might be quite pleased to know that MoboMarket will let you install many apps from their store for free.

 

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Device Information: This is another unique feature that is offered by MoboMarket for its users and it generally displays all the information of your Android smartphone, such as your Android Version, Serial Number, Device Storage and much more.

 

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Control over Text Message: Control over text message is another one of my personal favorite features of MoboMarket that allows the users to get full control over the text messages on their smartphones right from their PC.

 

Resources Manager: Now you might be actually complaining that I have already told about this but let me clear it out to you that it was just an sneaky peaky into the whole awesome world of recourses that MoboMarket has to offer for its user. And it also has to be mentioned again because MoboMarket offers the most of Recourse Manager that will let you optimize your Android device to the fullest.

 

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And some of the cutting edge features offered by MoboMarket are its well organized category of apps and games for user, its ability to download the app even from your PC, recommendation for the apps and games that you will like.

 

Advance Functions: And now last but not the least, it also has some other added advanced functions which can be taken advantage of, by all the MoboMarket users & some of those features are as follows:

  • It offers backup and restore facility for your smartphone’s data like contacts, videos, movies, songs, photos etc.
  • It offers the facility to connect your smartphone to PC via WiFi.
  • It will allow you to easily move, delete and copy your files.
  • It acts as a scanner to scan out all the junk from your smartphone.
  • It allows you to view your videos, images, in full-screen mode.

New Updates in MoboMarket V 5.0

Now that you might be very keen to know that MoboMarket has rolled out its latest version of the software with many awesome features added to it. Here are some of the improvements made by MoboMarket to its new version.

 

Now the biggest buzz in the MoboMarket V5 is the introduction of new MoboMarket iOS manager for iOS users. This means that, even the iOS devices will be able to use MoboMarket for PC now.

 

Features for iOS MoboMarket Version 5:

Here are some of the features of MoboMarket iOS for iOS users.

  1. It allows the users to manage their iOS device, both jailbreak and non-jailbreak versions.
  2. It allows the users to manage all their files including videos, music, photos and apps on their iOS device from their PC.
  3. It allows the users to back up and restore all the data of their iOS Smartphone to their PC.

Features of Android MoboMarket Version 5:

And now with the new version, it has made some improvements to its Android version of MoboMarket and here are some of them.

  1. Auto Optimized Upgrade Mechanism.
  2. New Green Skin for Android.
  3. Improved Device Connection.
  4. Improve File Management experience.
  5. Bugs Fixed.

 

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Well! This certainly makes MoboMarket for PC more awesome and if you have used this Smartphone Manager please do share your experience with us.

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