Top 5 Gadgets in 2022

The Top 5 Gadgets in 2022

The Top 5 Gadgets in 2022

The year 2022 is an excellent year when it comes to tech gadgets. This post will go through the top 5 devices in 2022. Yes, we have been looking for that new tech device since we were kids, and our desire has only kept growing as we see new gadgets popping up now and then…

1. Oppo Enco Air 2

Higher audio output is what the Oppo Enco Air2 is designed for, and the sound is enveloping! Bass is strong, vocals are clear, and mids and lows are near perfect. The highs could have been higher, but they are not a deal breaker in this price range. The TWS earphones contain 13.4mm, tetanized audio drivers in each earplug, providing an exceptional sound experience. These are also designed for gaming and support low-latency gaming with Bluetooth 5.2, which you can activate with compatible devices by pressing the headphones three times. 

2. iPhone 13 Pro

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The smartphone can run even the most demanding games and applications quickly thanks to upgrades to the RAM and battery capacity and Apple’s newest chipset. Apple has installed the brand new Bionic A15 chipset, the company’s latest and fastest. People complaining about the company, not including a memory card slot in the iPhone can now purchase a larger iPhone 13 Pro based on storage, combined with up to 1TB of storage! The battery life of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro has also improved. You will have a few extra hours of playtime than in the previous version.

3. TP-Link TL-WA850RE N300 Wireless Range Extender

Top 5 Gadgets in 2022

The TP-TL-WA850RE, a 300 Mbps range extender from LINK, is made to quickly improve the signal strength and range of an existing wireless network to remove “dead zones.” The gadget is simple to deploy and transport due to its modest size and wall-mounted design. With the simple press of a WPS button, users may easily increase wireless coverage while staying inside the range of their current wireless network and without additional wires or cords. Two internal antennas help improve Wi-Fi coverage. You may quickly increase the wireless capacity by pressing the Range Extender button. The Range Extender feature seamlessly extends the wireless signal to previously inaccessible or hard-to-wire locations, Transmit Power 20 dBm (EIRP). The Tether app allows for easy access and administration from any mobile device.

4. Xiaomi Redmi 2 Lite watch

By linking your Redmi smartwatch to your smartphone and integrating the two into one device, you can operate it better. First, download the Xiaomi Wear/Wear Lite app onto your phone. Then, scan the barcode on your smartwatch’s screen using your phone. The display panel measures about 1.55 inches, with a resolution of 360320 pixels and a pixel density of 311. Bluetooth connectivity is essential for linking your Redmi wristwatch to your smartphone. Once connected, you can use the Xiaomi Wear app on your smartphone to access all your wearable apps, reports and activity stats.

5. Dyson V12 Detect Slim Total Clean

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Total Clean uses 11-cyclone technology to keep dirt and vacuumed particles in the dustpan. No other vacuum cleaner of this size on the market comes close to the 150 AW suction power of the VC. The 25 cm wide, fluffy, and slender laser cleaning head is the most admirable aspect of the new kit. It sends a laser beam inward at a 30 to 35-degree angle, allowing you to see the smallest dust particles under the green laser light. The hair bar on this head can also be removed and washed.

Hope you like this post. The gadgets mentioned above can easily last 2-3 years or even more, then you will need an upgrade. You’d undoubtedly love to have at least one of these devices, if not all of them.

 

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Top 5 Tips To Take Care Of Your Phone

Taking care of your phone is a must.Smartphones have become a must-have over the years and are an integral part of our lives. No year goes by when users are not entitled to brand new models straight out of the manufacturing plants. New models of Smartphones are regularly released in order not to remain on the fringe of technology.

Indeed, smartphones have a muscular configuration with solid performance and help users relax. However, these devices can sometimes malfunction like any other technology. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and discover some of our best tips to take good care of your smartphone.

1. Choose a smartphone model that is easy to repair

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Before you choose a smartphone, make sure it is easily repairable. Since January 1, 2021, it is now mandatory to indicate the reparability index of 5 categories of electronic devices, including smartphones. The reparability index takes the form of a score out of 10 obtained by combining 5 criteria (accessibility and disassembly, availability and price of spare parts, and easy documentation). A nice step forward in the fight against programmed obsolescence and better information for consumers.

This score allows you to know if the product is easily repairable and if it is possible to extend its lifespan. The closer the score is to 10, the easier the repair will be. For example, the Oppo Reno 6 scores 8.5, the Galaxy S21 scores 8.2, the Xiaomi 11 T scores 7.3, and the iPhone 13 scores only 6.1.

2. Protect your device and screen

A smartphone that lasts is one with at least an external shell and a protective film on the screen. External protection can take many forms, whether it’s a cover, case, or outer shell. The external plastic or rubber shell is a good solution that remains discreet and can even protect the screen with its protection on the sides of the front part (be careful to choose the specific shell for your smartphone model).

The case also offers a complete protection with a flap or a flap to cover the screen. The cover protects mainly against dust and scratches but does not really offer protection for the screen. The protective film is also important; it can be made of tempered glass or plastic.

For maximum protection, tempered glass is preferred. If you do the installation yourself, be careful to remove the small air bubbles between the film and the screen to ensure the proper functioning of the smartphone. Protecting the screen is essential; all studies on the most frequent causes of phone repairs mention the broken screen first.

3. Take care of your battery

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Another major cause of cell phone failure is none other than the battery. One of the first things not to do is to leave your phone charging all night, a bad habit that many of us have certainly adopted. Recharging your smartphone’s battery to 100% is indeed against its life expectancy, and it is better to prefer several small recharging sessions during the day. You should also be aware that a cell phone plugged into an outlet continues to consume energy even when it is fully charged.

It is also advisable not to wait until the battery is completely flat to recharge it. It is better to recharge when the laptop is at about 15% of its battery. Also, remember to perform all the system updates of the phone, which, in addition to being essential for the security of the device, often optimize the battery life. Finally, to save your battery, you can turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you’re not using these technologies, as they all consume energy.

4. Clean the phone regularly

It goes without saying, but like any electronic device, smartphones must be cleaned regularly to keep them working as long as possible. It’s also a particularly important tip as we continue to be heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic (the virus can actually linger on surfaces from a few hours to several days). As with proper hand washing, it is important to know how to clean your mobile device properly.

First, turn off the phone, unplug all cables connected to the device and wash your hands thoroughly before starting. The best way to clean and disinfect a smartphone is to use a disinfectant cleaner based on hypochlorous acid (50 to 80 ppm) or alcohol (ethanol or isopropyl alcohol over 70%).

Antibacterial wipes of this type are sold in stores, but otherwise, a soft microfiber cloth (or a soft, lint-free cloth) soaked in it will do the trick. Then wipe the back and front of the device gently without applying too much pressure. Finally, you should know that according to the English study “Initial Washroom Hygiene”, a smartphone is, on average, 7 times dirtier than the toilet bowl!

5. Insure your device

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Prevention is better than cure, and it is also better to take out insurance when prevention is not enough to preserve your device. However, you should know that the guarantee of conformity provided by American law also concerns smartphones and that it is valid for two years for new devices purchased (and 6 months for second-hand devices).

This guarantee of conformity obliges the seller to repair or replace the smartphone in case of malfunction. It is also welcome to subscribe to mobile insurance, which allows most of the time to be insured against theft, breakage, and oxidation.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about taking care of your phone.

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Top 5 Tips To Increase Your Visibility On TikTok

TikTok is currently one of the most used applications on the planet and will have over 1.1 billion active users around the globe in 2021. It has something for everyone, and your FYP (For You Page) is curated only for you. Videos can be up to 10 minutes, from comedy to skits to satire to political news.

The average user spends around 52 minutes on the app per day, and this is why more and more marketers are harnessing it for digital marketing purposes. So, without further ado, let’s dive further into this blog and learn some of the things everyone needs to know about TikTok.

What do we know about the TikTok algorithm?

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If the social network has long kept the functioning of its algorithm a secret, for a year now, we know a little more about the mechanisms of valuing the videos that drive the platform. TikTok relies on a scale of points, which prioritizes the review and completion of a video (respectively 10 and 8 points), shares (6 points), comments (4 points), and likes (2 points).

The same goes for its “For You” personalized video feed and the recommendations it gathers. Once on the platform, the behavior of new users is analyzed. As video consumption increases, the content suggestions become more refined and are tailored to the interests of each individual on the social network. For the recommendations, TikTok relies, once again, on very specific factors such as

  • User interactions: videos liked, shared, accounts followed, comments and own content,
  • Video information: captions, sound, hashtags,
  • Device and account settings: language, user’s country, and type of device used.

To get into the good graces of TikTok’s algorithm, you will have to rely on recommendations and meet its requirements to increase your visibility.

1. Create short and impactful videos

By focusing on a short video, it will have more chances to be watched in its entirety and, better, to be viewed several times. This first tip allows you to meet the two most important criteria of TikTok’s algorithm.

Note that the first few seconds are decisive, so be careful with your effect so that viewers stay until the end. Another possibility: publish videos in several parts. If the topic captures users’ attention, it will encourage them to view more than one piece of content and drive them to your profile.

2. Use trendy music and sounds

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Music makes a video dynamic, and that’s good because TikTok is full of all kinds of sounds: from music that sticks in your head to short lines from sketches, series, or even movies that you can replay over and over again. The choice of a sound will undeniably give rhythm to your video; some of them are even specially designed to create suspense, which allows you to keep your viewers in suspense until the end of your content.

You can easily glean sounds throughout your browsing on TikTok. To bookmark the ones that suit you best, click on the music at the bottom left of the screen. It is also possible to choose a sound via the video editor, which gives you access to a wide choice of music. Another option: by switching to a pro account on TikTok, it is possible to have access to statistics to better know the profile of your subscribers and what they have listened to over the last seven days.

3. Interact with other content creators

Interactions are at the heart of TikTok’s algorithm. Likes, comments, and shares are important criteria for a content creator but also for a viewer, whose interactions will determine which videos are recommended. It is therefore equally important for the algorithm to see content creators interact with TikTok users.

Don’t hesitate to like or comment on other tiktokers’ videos, but especially to reply to a video with another one. TikTok gives, indeed, the possibility to react to a video and to make a duet. What, in a feed, is illustrated by a video split in two. An exchange of visibility that can be interesting and that will please the algorithm.

4. Follow trending effects and popular hashtags

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To be visible on TikTok, you have to keep up with the trending movements that are making the buzz on the platform. The “Discover” tab thus allows you to know the effects, challenges, and hashtags that are particularly used. Being both a TikTok consumer and a content creator seems wise to stay up to date on the trends of the moment and propose videos that will meet users’ expectations.

5. Don’t delete your old videos

TikTok’s algorithm suggests that when your videos are recommended, they are recommended to a target audience that is likely to be acquired. If viewers like your videos and subscribe to your account, old videos can move up in their recommendations. And sometimes, it doesn’t take much to see a video go viral, so don’t judge too harshly those that might be a little less successful at the time of their release. They may get a better audience as your subscriber base grows.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about TikTok.

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Top 6 Things To Know About iOS 15

With iOS 15, Apple may not have changed the visuals much, but there are still many worth getting used to and tinkering with, whether you have a new iPhone 13 or have just upgraded your existing iPhone. Most of the highlighted features are available for all iPhone models running iOS 15. Still, one or two are limited to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series and won’t be applicable to older models.

So make sure you run iOS 15 on your iPhone- or pull out your iPhone 13/ 13 Pro- and browse through some of our favorite and less obvious features. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things everyone ought to know about iOS 15.

1. Prevent apps from following you

With iOS 15, Apple may not have changed the visuals much, but there are still many worth getting used to and tinkering with, whether you have a new iPhone 13 or have just upgraded your existing iPhone. Most of the highlighted features are available for all iPhone models running iOS 15. Still, one or two are limited to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series and won't be applicable to older models.  So make sure you run iOS 15 on your iPhone- or pull out your iPhone 13/ 13 Pro- and browse through some of our favorite and less obvious features. So, without further ado, let's dive into this blog and learn some of the things everyone ought to know about iOS 15.  1. Prevent apps from following you  Many applications want to track various patterns and usage data from you when you use their applications. In most cases, this is so they can offer you more relevant ads or learn how people use their software to help them improve. However, there are good reasons to block all tracking, especially if that company has a reputation for not respecting your privacy.  If you want to prevent apps from tracking, simply open Settings> Privacy and now tap on "Tracking". At the top, there is a toggle that says, "Allow apps to request tracking". If you don't want an app to ask for tracking information, turn this option off. You can manually enable or disable tracking for individual apps in the list below.  2. See which applications access which data  This is just a quick tip in the same order of things: scroll to the bottom of the Settings > Privacy screen and tap on "Record application activity". Activate it and now wait for about a week. After a few days, return to this menu option, and you'll see a breakdown of how various apps have used permissions on your phone.  You will be able to see if any of them are regularly accessing things like your location or other personal information. You can also choose to save a report as a blank binary file that you can share and save.  3. Group unimportant notifications together  iOS 15 has a feature called "Scheduled Summary" that allows you to group all the less important notifications together and send them at the same time, rather than receiving many random pings throughout the day. To enable it, go to Settings > Notifications and tap on "Scheduled Summary". Now will allow it and follow the setup process. Now choose the apps you want to include in your summary and tap "Add apps" at the bottom.  On the next screen, choose the times you want the first and second summaries to appear. You can also press the "+" to add more frequent summaries throughout the day. So you can have one appear at breakfast, one at lunchtime and one at night if you wish. When these are chosen, press the "Enable notification summary" option at the bottom. Now you will only be notified by direct messages or applications not included in your selection throughout the day until the time you choose to show the summary.  4. Accessibility  Back when iPhones had buttons, you could move items down from the top of the screen to make them easier to reach by lightly pressing the home button twice. Now when you swipe down to the bottom of the screen, the items at the top of the screen are dropped lower, making them easier to reach. And you can also do this on newer phones without buttons, but you have to enable it first. Go to Settings > Accessibility and tap "Touch". Turn on the Accessibility option.  5. Use Live Text  An interesting new feature is Live Text, allowing you to use your camera to read and display text in real-time. You can, for example, use it to instantly send a sentence from an article or document in a message. Open a messaging application. Double tap the text field, then tap the little icon that looks like text in a box.  It will now open a camera view and start scanning the text, then display it in the field when you show it to the camera. To be more precise, press the little capture icon in the corner to take a quick picture of the text you want. You can now highlight the specific block of text you want to include by simply dragging your finger over the text of your choice.  Another way to do this is to open the Camera app and ensure you are in Photo mode. Now tap on the text of your choice or tap to focus on the text manually, then tap on the live text icon in the corner. It will scan the text, and you can now highlight the text in the pop-up image to share with someone. Copy and paste wherever you want.  6. Change the music on your photo memories  In the new Photos app, Apple automatically pastes a companion track on the photo and video memories it creates for you in the "For You" tab. But you can change that. Open Photos, tap "For You," and choose one of the memories at the top. Once open, tap it again and tap the little music icon in the corner.  Now you can swipe, and it changes the filter and music as you do. Or you can tap the music note icon at the bottom right to see a larger selection of options, including a search button that, when pressed, lets you browse your entire library for a specific song.  Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about iOS 15.

Many applications want to track various patterns and usage data from you when you use their applications. In most cases, this is so they can offer you more relevant ads or learn how people use their software to help them improve. However, there are good reasons to block all tracking, especially if that company has a reputation for not respecting your privacy.

If you want to prevent apps from tracking, simply open Settings> Privacy and now tap on “Tracking”. At the top, there is a toggle that says, “Allow apps to request tracking”. If you don’t want an app to ask for tracking information, turn this option off. You can manually enable or disable tracking for individual apps in the list below.

2. See which applications access which data

This is just a quick tip in the same order of things: scroll to the bottom of the Settings > Privacy screen and tap on “Record application activity”. Activate it and now wait for about a week. After a few days, return to this menu option, and you’ll see a breakdown of how various apps have used permissions on your phone.

You will be able to see if any of them are regularly accessing things like your location or other personal information. You can also choose to save a report as a blank binary file that you can share and save.

3. Group unimportant notifications together

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iOS 15 has a feature called “Scheduled Summary” that allows you to group all the less important notifications together and send them at the same time, rather than receiving many random pings throughout the day. To enable it, go to Settings > Notifications and tap on “Scheduled Summary”. Now will allow it and follow the setup process. Now choose the apps you want to include in your summary and tap “Add apps” at the bottom.

On the next screen, choose the times you want the first and second summaries to appear. You can also press the “+” to add more frequent summaries throughout the day. So you can have one appear at breakfast, one at lunchtime and one at night if you wish. When these are chosen, press the “Enable notification summary” option at the bottom. Now you will only be notified by direct messages or applications not included in your selection throughout the day until the time you choose to show the summary.

4. Accessibility

Back when iPhones had buttons, you could move items down from the top of the screen to make them easier to reach by lightly pressing the home button twice. Now when you swipe down to the bottom of the screen, the items at the top of the screen are dropped lower, making them easier to reach. And you can also do this on newer phones without buttons, but you have to enable it first. Go to Settings > Accessibility and tap “Touch”. Turn on the Accessibility option for iOS 15.

5. Use Live Text

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An interesting new feature of iOS 15 is Live Text, allowing you to use your camera to read and display text in real-time. You can, for example, use it to instantly send a sentence from an article or document in a message. Open a messaging application. Double tap the text field, then tap the little icon that looks like text in a box.

It will now open a camera view and start scanning the text, then display it in the field when you show it to the camera. To be more precise, press the little capture icon in the corner to take a quick picture of the text you want. You can now highlight the specific block of text you want to include by simply dragging your finger over the text of your choice for the iOS 15.

Another way to do this is to open the Camera app and ensure you are in Photo mode. Now tap on the text of your choice or tap to focus on the text manually, then tap on the live text icon in the corner. It will scan the text, and you can now highlight the text in the pop-up image to share with someone. Copy and paste wherever you want.

6. Change the music on your photo memories

In the new Photos app, Apple/iOS 15 automatically pastes a companion track on the photo and video memories it creates for you in the “For You” tab. But you can change that. Open Photos, tap “For You,” and choose one of the memories at the top. Once open, tap it again and tap the little music icon in the corner.

Now you can swipe, and it changes the filter and music as you do. Or you can tap the music note icon at the bottom right to see a larger selection of options, including a search button that, when pressed, lets you browse your entire library for a specific song.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about iOS 15.

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Top 4 Best Gay Dating Apps

Gay dating apps are something that you’ve heard of and have at least downloaded and uninstalled at least once if you are gay. Everyone can agree that the new people you meet are one of the best things about going on vacation. Whether it’s the cute guy you had a vacation romance with or the bunch of new friends you had an epic night out with, it’s what makes a trip from awesome to wonderful.

What helps is the wealth of gay dating apps available around the world. But these apps aren’t just about adventures and friendship; in some countries, you’ll visit, they’re also essential for learning more about the gay scene.

Sure, you might prefer to try gay saunas while traveling, but in countries where homosexuality is highly frowned upon or pushed underground, there’s no way to connect with the gay community other than gay hookup apps. So without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and look at some of the best gay dating apps.

1. Grindr

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Grindr is one of the most popular dating app for people of non-traditional sexual orientation. The app was launched in 2009 by Grindr LLC. The app uses the geolocation of a mobile device to map the location of gay, bi, and trans people nearby. The number of participants is impressive.

More than 27 million people use the app’s services worldwide. Most of the members are from the US and the UK. So, if you want to get a huge amount of non-traditional members, join the Grindr community.

Grindr is a hookup app for gay men aiming to search for the nearest potential partner using geolocation. To start using Grindr, you must first sign up by providing your email, Facebook, or Google address. You must also specify your gender and location. The registration process is simple and will not take much time.

Grindr’s interface allows users to see when other participants are online and their location. You can choose a partner closest to you. By scrolling through the participants’ photos, you can choose the partner you like, enlarge their profile picture, study their profile information and see their location.

Grindr provides both paid and free features to its users. If the user you liked is close to you, you can start communicating. To increase your chances of dating, purchase a paid subscription that will provide you with additional features.

2. Scruff

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Scruff is the slightly rough variant of Grindr, as you might infer from its name, designed for people who like a little, well, Scruff! It’s free and healthy when you want to narrow down your choices a bit. Consumers seem to be a little more veiled and a little older than on Grindr, but there are plenty of choices with its growing success.

Like their main competitor, Scruff seems to be used more for dating, but there’s always a matching option if you’re looking for a date. It doesn’t have nearly the same mass size as Grindr, though that means that in countries hostile to LGBT people, it flies a little further under the radar and is less likely to be banned. You can travel locally and around the world, and you can also set up a meeting in advance at your destination.

3. Tinder

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Okay, we know that Tinder is not legally a gay hookup device, but please hear us out. While it may have been created like Grindr for straight men, it is now used by many gay men; just set your standards and enjoy the variety of options available to you. It leans a bit more towards dating, but it’s not limited to you.

For gay travelers, the obvious advantage is that Tinder is less likely to be banned because it doesn’t have the association with homosexuality that triggers censorship in oppressive systems. You have to match someone before you can post a message, but we’re sure you will- after all, you’re so cute!

4. Jack’d

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This works the same way as Grindr and Scruff- you get matched with someone you like, then you both remove them. What makes it a little special is its goal to avoid the racism and bitterness that can be noticed on other apps, and there’s more variation here afterward.

You’ll be browsing “videos,” such as wolves, bodies, families, acquaintances, etc., and then locating others with common interests. Hopefully, your match will take you to the locations wherever you are if you travel!

Final thought

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Using apps like Scruff, Grindr and Hornet is your way to access the gay scene and find secret gay bars, underground parties, and other events. As a warning, if you’re traveling anywhere where LGBT rights aren’t great, make sure you have a secure VPN on your phone to protect your privacy (and unblock these apps in some places).

You don’t have to be a celebrity to find the Grindr dating experience frustrating or unsatisfying. Just for everyone. Lucky for you, there are about 8,000 other dating sites and apps filled with hot local guys with databases.

Above, we’ve mentioned some of our favorite alternatives to Grindr. Even if it’s not your thing at home, you’ll want to download one (or more!) of these apps when you’re traveling to help you discover new people on your adventure and new things.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about gay dating apps.

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Top 10 Mobile Games Everyone Should Have On Their Phone

Personally, I’m not the biggest console gamer out there, but my partner is, and I will play with him from time to time. But, this list is made up of some of the most popular mobile games that you can play on your phone. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the most popular mobiles games that you ought to have.

1. Pokémon GO

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No, Pokémon GO didn’t disappear in one summer. If its launch was a real phenomenon, with gatherings of tens and hundreds of people to catch rare Pokémon, the game is still very much played today. Thanks to the arenas, updates are numerous, new creatures are regularly released, and you can compete against teams like a real trainer.

2. Fallout Shelter

What would you do in the event of an apocalypse? Build the best bunker to survive as long as possible? Then Fallout Shelter is for you! The Earth is uninhabitable, and you have to build an underground shelter, functional and bigger and bigger, to accommodate more and more survivors. This management game aims to build the rooms necessary for survival, collect food and energy, and put the most suitable characters in each room while preventing, from time to time, the looters and brigands from coming to kill them.

3. Super Mario Run

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Mario even invites himself into your phone with a platform game that will delight the fans of the first hour. The levels are varied, you can find everything that has made the charm of the saga since the 80s, and it’s easy to learn. You’ll have a great time, share your results with your friends and try to beat their records.

4. Once Upon a Tower

If you like fairy tales, this mobile game is for you! But there’s a twist, and the captive princess is not saved by a prince charming. The latter never arrived at the dungeon. And the princess must save herself. Armed with a hammer, she must manage to reach the bottom of each level by avoiding traps and eliminating each enemy that faces her. A platform game that quickly becomes addictive.

5. Genshin Impact

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An action RPG with a large open world, Genshin Impact arrived on PC, PS4, and mobile in September 2020 and was an immediate success. The game’s goal is simple: build your team, do many quests, fight creatures, and level up your characters to make them stronger. The aesthetics are close to Japanese anime, and the pace of this mobile game is dynamic.

6. The Sims Mobile

This mobile version of The Sims takes up all the mechanics of the game, from creating your character to developing your life and building your house. You can manage your character’s life at any time of the day. In addition, many events are added to this mobile game regularly. And this time, there’s no need to wait until you get home and turn on your PC to resume your mobile game: everything is already in your hand, with your phone.

7. Rayman Adventures

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Would you like a bit of nostalgia? After Mario, Rayman has also landed on your phone with a brand new adventure. There are five worlds to cross by winning each level in this platform game. You’ll find the colorful world of Rayman, the rhythm is fluid dynamics, and the scenery is varied, avoiding any redundancy in the game. A crazy adventure awaits you.

8. Monument Valley 1 & 2

Monument Valley and its sequel are like suspended moments full of grace. It’s beautiful, it’s quiet, and the games push you to think about solving the puzzles that face you. You are completely immersed in the dreamlike universe, as your little character has to manage to escape from each level, with a difficulty that gradually increases as the laws of physics disappear.

9. Geometry Dash

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If you have a sense of rhythm and you are not afraid to start over and over again levels, this game is for you. The goal is simple: jump at the right time and avoid all obstacles to get as far as possible with your geometric shape. The atmosphere is there, with music that will accompany you to each game.

10. Viola’s Odyssey

The story is funny and straightforward: Alto goes on an adventure after losing his llamas in the mountains. The character has to go through many levels in different universes with a singular and colorful atmosphere, wearing his skis. There are goals to reach, points, and coins to collect to improve his equipment.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about mobile games.

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Top 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A New Phone

Buying a new phone can be a huge expense, and this is why you need to ask yourself if you really need it. However, most of us are dependent on our phones to get through the daily hubbub of life. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some important questions you need to ask yourself before buying a new phone.

1. Use and needs?

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The first question to ask yourself is the use. If you are looking for a phone to make phone calls, surf the Internet and check your emails, you do not necessarily need a high-end smartphone. Some smartphone models available for less than 200 dollars allow you to access this type of functionality.

On the market, we find this kind of smartphone with an excellent quality/price ratio with the brands Wiko, Oppo, or Honor. On the other hand, you need to go for a complete smartphone for more advanced functions such as taking photos, multimedia, or larger storage capacity. For this type of use, it is advisable to opt for a mid-range model between 200 and 400 dollars.

And finally, for the most intense uses, especially for gaming or for users who are fond of the latest technologies and features, you can choose a premium smartphone, that is, a high-end smartphone with the biggest brands on the market, such as Samsung, Apple or Xiaomi, and Huawei.

2. What is your budget?

In addition to the features you want to enjoy on your new smartphone, you should also ask yourself what budget to spend on your new mobile. Indeed, smartphone prices are getting higher and higher with more cutting-edge technologies and new features. Some models like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or the latest iPhone 11 Pro are available for purchase from 959 or 859 dollars, respectively.

3. Android or Apple?

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Another key point to consider when choosing a smartphone is the operating system. Just like a computer, the functioning of a phone is based on an operating system. There are two main systems on the smartphone market: Android and iOS.

To go into a little more detail, many smartphones (more than 80%) have the Android system developed by Google on this market. With a smartphone delivered under Android, you have access to the Google Play Store with over 1.5 million applications available. This operating system is also very popular with users for its customizability, with access to multiple settings to personalize the device.

Note, however, that the interface, menus, and features of Android-based smartphones differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. This operating system is available with many brands of smartphones such as Samsung, Wiko, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony.

The iOS operating system is only available for Apple devices. To benefit from this powerful and easy-to-use operating system, you need to buy an iPhone. Just like with Android, with the iOS system, you have access to more than 1.3 million applications via the App Store. However, unlike a smartphone equipped with the Android system, the customization of your device is less pronounced with iOS.

4. New or second-hand smartphone?

If your budget is more limited, to buy a cheap smartphone and enjoy your favorite brands, such as Samsung or Apple, at a lower cost, you can also opt for the purchase of a used phone or a refurbished phone.

By choosing a refurbished phone, you can indeed save up to 50% on the price of a new smartphone. For information, a refurbished smartphone is a phone that has been checked, verified, and cleaned by specialized companies. Moreover, it has a minimum warranty of 6 months.

5. Screen size and resolution

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The size and quality of the screen are important aspects to consider when buying your new device. A large screen will indeed bring you more comfort if you watch videos on your smartphone very often, for example. On the other hand, a smartphone with a smaller screen will be easier to slip into your pocket. So you need to determine what you want in terms of size.

The current screen trend is towards ever-larger screens with almost no borders. Today, many smartphones offer screens of 5.2 inches or 13.2 cm diagonal, 5.5 inches or 13.9 cm diagonal, and even over 6 inches or 15.24 cm diagonal. So, are you more interested in a large screen with a phablet or a classic smartphone with a screen size between 4 and 5 inches?

Apart from the size of the screen, you should also pay special attention to the quality of the screen. A smartphone screen is composed of pixels whose density varies according to the size of the screen and the number of pixels; we talk about the resolution. This has an impact on the display quality.

The various manufacturers offer screen definitions HD with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, Full HD and FHD + with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, and QHD and QHD + with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels.

A Full HD definition with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is sufficient to obtain good quality readability on your smartphone. However, today’s uses of virtual reality require you to move towards a screen with a QHD definition, that is, Quad HD with a resolution of 2560×1400 pixels.

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Top 5 Best Apps That Everyone Should Have On Their Phone

On the Google Play Store (and its alternatives), you can find millions of apps of all kinds, some useless and others particularly useful. It is sometimes difficult to find your way through this jungle of content, especially when you buy a new smartphone, are given one as a gift, or come from another ecosystem such as Apple’s iPhone (iOS).

So here is a selection of the best must-have apps to download and install on Android, other than the must-have Facebook and Twitter for some or Instagram and TikTok for others. Note that if you buy an application on the Google Play Store and it doesn’t suit you, you have two hours to ask for a refund.

1. Twitch

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Twitch has become the essential streaming platform dedicated to video games over the years, but not only. If you’re used to following your favorite streamers on Twitch, the Android application will allow you to find them wherever you want, whenever you want, directly on your smartphone.

Note that the app also has a feature that allows you to stream mobile games directly or stream your trips and outings via the Streamer IRL feature. A must-have for all users of the platform. I usually put one of my favorite streamers as background noise when I’m working or cooking. It helped me feel like I was not alone at home and was very helpful, especially during the numerous lockdowns.

2. Google Lens

Google Lens is one of those applications that will prove useful in everyday life. First of all, this application allows you to “recognize objects” via the Google Photos application. In other words, you just have to take a picture of an object, a sign, or a barcode to search directly on Google.

Google Lens regularly supports additional languages. Another particularly useful feature when traveling is translating text from one language to another in real-time. Recently, Google Lens also offered instant translation offline without going through the Internet.

3. YouTube Music

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For music, we really advise you to give a chance to Youtube Music, now preinstalled on most Android smartphones. Besides the fact that the service has improved a lot in the last few months, you often get between one and three months of subscription offered with a new smartphone, which is far from being negligible.

You will be able to find the music and covers available on the huge library of YouTube, and finally, because you can sometimes enjoy YouTube Premium for a few euros more, and that will allow you to remove ads from the service. Of course, we also have to point you towards Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or Deezer. For most music lovers, the preference will perhaps go to Qobuz or Tidal.

4. Games

There are tons of good games on Android. We have to mention Among Us. This title has been a phenomenal success, and it’s well deserved! Between laughs and little betrayals between friends, the game is of a monster simplicity to take in hand, and yet we can spend hours.

If you’re more into adventures like the Zelda series, especially Breath of the Wild, we highly recommend you check out Genshin Impact and its beautiful graphics. An epic journey awaits you!

5. Waze

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Waze has been making a name for itself for a few years now in the mapping services sector. Facing the giant Google Maps, the Israeli app (since bought by Google in 2013) has marked its difference thanks to the integration of many features such as traffic alerts, the display of police controls (which will end in November 2021, by the way) and possible dangers on your road, the automatic recalculation of the fastest or most ecological route, or the compatibility with Android Auto.

Since February 2021, the Waze application is also compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to plan your route by voice without taking your eyes off the road. Waze, for me, is sometimes a good alternative when google maps bugs out and I have to use a map to get somewhere because I have no basic sense of directions.

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Top 3 Reasons To Buy A Samsung Phone

Smartphones are getting smarter and smarter every year, and we are more and more reliant on them to get through our daily life. The divide between Samsung and iPhone is still raging on; as someone who works in media and the book industry; then I can tell you that this is something that everyone talks about.

Samsung is one of the innovators in the smartphone market, and its die-hard fans will always think that it is better than iPhones and vice versa. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about why you should or might want to invest in a Samsung phone.

About it

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It is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company with its headquarter in Seoul in Samsung Town. Samsung comprises a multitude of affiliated and subsidiary companies and businesses. It is currently one of the mobile market’s leading players, and its only rival is the iPhone.

Unlike its leading competitor, it offers its clientele a wide range of smartphones. They have a wide variety of categories and have a phone for everyone, irrespective of their budget. It has budget-friendly items and also has serious high-end products.

Let’s learn more about Samsung phones:

1. Camera

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According to studies, most people use their phone for their camera options, and it is the most used feature there. Your phone’s camera is very versatile, and it allows you to capture your daily life, scan documents for work, and so much more.

The cameras on the new Samsung phones are now powered by sensors, and this allows you to capture stunning photos on your phone. The photos taken from this camera are crisp and clear, and this is why phone enthusiasts are investing in these phones.

They have a plethora of features like quick video or even single-take videos, which can help you take your photography game to the next level. The new Galaxy A series phone allows you to create magic with minimal effort, which is a game-changer for us.

2. Battery life

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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a phone with good battery life. Samsung is known to be a powerhouse, which is why they end up consuming a lot more power. The newest release of the Samsung family, the Galaxy A71 and A51, is packed with long-lasting and reliable batteries, which can help you get more work done.

You will need long battery life, be it for work, gaming, vacation, or even for school, and you need to rely on your battery for that. This is why people who need their phones a lot tend to go for Samsung phones when it comes to battery life.

The new Samsung phones on the market also have fast charging options, and this makes them the dream phone in my books. This option allows you to charge your phone quickly, and you don’t have to be tethered to your phone adapter for too long to get your phone charged.

3. Single take

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This specific function allows you to capture your special or even the most mundane moments. A single take enables you to enjoy a moment while being able to capture all the details in a maximum of 3 videos and 7 photos.

This function is available in the Samsung Galaxy A71 and A51 and allows you to capture a video by long-pressing the camera button to kick off the recording of the single take. This function also allows you to record a video without manually switching to the video recording mode.

These 2 new phones in the Samsung series have everything you would expect from an all-rounded smartphone and so much more. This feature allows you to capture beautiful moments and edit or tweak them with useful AI-powered features. You can also share these moments with your friends rather quickly.

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I Lost My Cell Phone: How To Locate It?

We are in 2022, and we live in the age of the Internet and technology; most of us have a phone and use it for virtually everything, to get from one place to another, buy food and watch movies. Our phones have become an integral part of our lives, and most of us need them to survive or stay sane, at least I do.

Most of the cell phones that people use nowadays are smartphones. Considered as real pocket computers, these devices contain all of our life. We store our contacts, photos, files, etc. However, one day our phones may be lost or stolen.

And no one wants their data to be in the hands of a stranger. But fortunately, there are solutions to locate, lock or quickly block data on smartphones. So, without further ado, let’s learn how to track down your phone if you’ve lost it.

Use the IMEI number of your lost phone.

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If your cell phone is lost or stolen, you need to act as quickly as possible. Indeed, most thieves know some techniques to unlock a phone. This is in order to recover certain data. Indeed, thieves will use your name, your contact information, etc., to carry out malicious acts. And as for the phone, it is certain that they will resell it. To avoid this, the first thing you should do is try to lock it remotely. To do this, use the IMEI code of your cell phone. Give it to your carrier so that they can quickly locate its approximate location and lock it.

To retrieve your cell phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI number, simply type this code: *#06#. Look at the cardboard that wrapped your phone. Some manufacturers usually print the unique identifier of the phone.

Use a remote management service.

Locking your phone through your carrier is a great way to prevent a stranger from using your data. However, this technique has its limits. It will not be able to permanently remove all your data from your phone or block all its functions.

To remedy this, you need to use a remote management service. If you’ve lost an iPhone, use Apple’s “Locate My iPhone” feature. On the other hand, if it’s an Android, you need to use Google’s feature known as “Android Device Manager”.

But again, these applications had to be installed on your phone before it was lost. Also, the remote location features must be enabled for this technique to be effective. In addition, your phone must be turned on and connected to the Internet. This means that you need to act quickly to recover your phone.

So here are some things you should know about the remote management service for an iPhone and an Android:

For an iPhone

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The “Locate my iPhone” function must be activated beforehand. To activate it, go to the settings menu, then click on your Apple ID, which is usually at the top of the page. Then go to the iCloud settings. This way, you can use this application from another iPhone.

The main advantage of this function is that it allows you to make it ring, lock it, and especially erase your data remotely. To do this, log on to icloud.com and follow the instructions. You should know that this operation can be performed from a computer.

For an Android

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The geolocation configuration must be done beforehand. Go to the Google settings menu, then click on Security. The following two options: “locate this device remotely” and “allow remote data lock and wipe” will then appear, and you will only have to activate them. With this, you can easily control your data from another Android phone.

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