5 Ways to Prevent Thieves Take Your Phone

Humans can’t be separated from nature negligent in keeping valuables. Naturally, if a lot of people who take advantage of the negligence of stealing valuables yours. Especially if you have items worth millions.

Increasingly sophisticated mobile phones to have a fair price as well. In addition, objects the size of the hand grips are also at risk of being stolen.

Here is a way to prevent thieves from taking your phone.

1. Don’t place the phone unattended

Indeed, this advice is very common, and often you hear. However, these suggestions have reason for unattended objects easy to take. Avoid the habit of leaving your phone at a restaurant table, or other public places.

Also, do not leave it in a vehicle that is easily visible. Try not to use the phone when in public transport.

While waiting in public places also try not to use your cell phone in places that allow thieves grab your phone and run with ease.

2. Know your phone’s IMEI number

Two out of three people reported missing cell phone did not know the unique identification number that is mobile, or so-called IMEI.

For Android users, the IMEI number is located on the back of the battery, while the iPhone are on the back cover of the phone. You can also press * # 06 # for most phones. Save the IMEI number in case if there is a problem.

3. Save the backup data in the data storage online

Mobile you clearly have important data such as the number of your friends, a collection of photos, videos or documents.

Have a backup any important things by storing it online via apps like iCloud and Google Drive. That way, if your phone is stolen, the data on it still can come back on you.

4. Download the app phone tracker

There are hundreds of applications that offer cell phone tracking facility. Simply by activating the GPS and go into the account used on the phone, you can use the app to track your phone if stolen.

However, these applications usually have drawbacks, namely the application stops tracking when the phone has been turned off. So try to use this feature when you realize where you last put down the phone.

5. Use a hands-free device

Earphone is one device that avoids the use of hands-free mobile phones directly from your hand.

By doing so, the risk of losing the phone will be reduced. Avoid storing handphone place that is easily stolen.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft or Anmanned Aerial Vehicle

As much as we like to call them drones, military personnel prefer the names Remotely Piloted Aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Military personnel are keen on the semantics because the word drone denotes an automated experience and yet the sensor operators, pilots, and intelligence analysts play a vital role in making drones functional.

Piloting a drone is more than just pressing buttons and using the joystick, which makes it completely different from playing a video game. The training that RPA pilots receive is different from reading a manual on how to play video games. Training depends on the job expectation of the pilot and may range from reconnaissance to eliminating threats. However, research indicates that people who like to fly drones and play video games make good candidates for RPA pilot training because of their ability to focus on various details at simultaneously.

As far as training is concerned, drone pilots are recruits from military flight programs. This means that they have undergone rigorous training on how to handle real aircrafts. However, the military does not train UAV pilots using video games. Nevertheless, UAV pilots, like anyone else can also be avid video game players. The military does not train UAV pilots using video games neither does it give preference to video game enthusiasts in recruitment. Many people forget that despite the simulation provided by video games there are no real life experiences that come with it and drone pilots need real life flying experience before they can qualify.

The job description of UAV pilots may seem exciting and full of adventure. However, the job involves spending lots of time just sitting and monitoring targets. Targets may be monitored for days, weeks, or even months waiting for them to make a move. Of course most targets lead normal lives until the time when they decide to act on their evil plans. That is when UAV pilots break their routines and their work becomes a little bit exciting.

Video games provide continuous action, which gives players an adrenaline rush. The same is often experienced by a military pilot on the front lines. However, the same pilot would find sitting all day gathering intelligence using drones less exciting. Although drone pilots do not use video games as training tools it is believed that gaming experience helps increase their focus. If you are interested in drone technology be sure to Check out the lastest drone charging stations.

6 Tips to Protect Smartphone from Hackers

Smartphones have become essential tools in everyday life. The average person spends more than four hours using a smartphone each day. In fact, the thought of missing smartphone alone is enough to make us nervous.

Reports indicate that more than 40 smartphones are stolen every day in the streets, most never returned. So, what can be done? It is time for you to secure your smartphone to keep it safe from thieves (in case your phone is lost / stolen) and also safe from cyber attacks.

Here are 6 tips to protect smartphone to keep it safe from hackers.

1. Encryption

Android lets you encrypt all the data on the device. You should install setting a password or PIN every time the device is switched on. It looks complicated, but if the smartphone falls into the wrong hands, there’s no way to access the data without a password or PIN.

2. Lock the screen automatically

Automatic screen lock allows you to maintain the device by using a pattern, PIN or password. The keys can be activated via the device’s security settings. The device can be set to lock automatically after a certain period of time or by pressing the power button.

3. Don’t use unfamiliar Wi-Fi

Do not use a Wi-Fi network are unknown source. Instead, use packet data provided from the mobile operators. Cost of data packets may be high, but at least you are safer to use your own network rather than Wi-fi is not safe, especially if you are quite often perform banking transactions.

4. Source applications

Official app stores like Google Play and the App Store verification and scanning of applications. There you can access and download any application securely. Do not download applications from unknown links.

5. Install Antivirus

If you often search websites and download content from the Internet to a smartphone, we recommend you install an antivirus on your smartphone. There are many free Antivirus like AVG Free and Avast. But there is no harm in also for a small charge and buy the pay-as Norton Antivirus or Kaspersky.

6. Update software

Always try the software on your smartphone is always updated. In many cases, the release of software updates caused the company or app makers have found security flaws.

Twitter continues to add features to send messages in Direct Message

Direct Message (DM) on Twitter again got new capabilities. The presence of these features makes the experience of texting on the microblogging site was becoming rich.

This time, Twitter launched a feature that lets users know who sent the message has arrived at the destination. There is a blue check mark next to the message that indicates a read.

This feature is only available to users of mobile apps on Android and iOS. However, this feature will also be present on the Twitter website.

Users can also set if do not want a message sent to her own views.

To turn it off, users can through Twitter security page. But keep in mind this feature is two-way. So when a user to turn it off, he also could not tell if someone else has read the message or not.

In addition to these features, Twitter also presents another feature that makes texting via Direct Message increasingly similar chat application in general.

Through DM, users can now find out if someone is typing a message, similar to the existing capabilities in WhatsApp.

Not only that, the link sent via DM can also be displayed preview. This view is similar to the link that is usually given through a regular tweet. Later these features will be rolled out gradually to users of Twitter worldwide.

For information, Twitter is being intensively reforming the Direct Message feature. Since last year, a growing presence of brand-new features to enrich the experience of using the messaging service.

Previously, the company is now led by Jack Dorsey that adds to the character limit of 140 characters prior messages to 10 thousand characters. Users also possible to send emoji, GIF, and videos directly from the Direct Message.

Tips on Caring for the camera and lens to not moldy

To have the camera you can always be counted on to produce quality photos, not just the camera that need to be treated. The camera lens that you have also not forgotten.

Yes, the lens is the ‘eye’ of the camera who was instrumental in capturing the clarity, color, and image detail. Then how to take care of the camera and lens to last a long time and not moldy?

Here are simple steps that you can do.

Store in a Decent

Tropical country which means to have a fairly high humidity (above 70 percent). That figure will rise during the rainy season.

High humidity can damage electronic components as well as a camera sensor, so the fungus can grow and thrive in the optical lens. Even so, the level of humidity that is too low is not good because it can interfere with the mechanical system of the camera.

Precisely, the movement of mechanical components at risk the camera can not move smoothly (drag).

Ideally, the level of moisture in the lens and the camera is 40-50 percent Relative Humidity (RH). For more details, read the manual and your camera lens. Then, find the rules of ideal operating range, and check the recommended humidity ranges.

So, where should the camera and lens are stored? It helps you buy the cleaning cabinet so that it can control the level of humidity.

Dry cabinet is a special cabinet designed to hold electronic items. You can buy it at a camera store, with prices ranging from $100.

However, if you do not have sufficient funds, can use an airtight box and put a few bags of silica gel in it.

Keep away from Wet Conditions

Keep your camera and lens from the water due to wet conditions can cause moisture in the camera and make the components inside damaged. Unless the camera and lens you have the ability to waterproof or weather sealed.

You must always keep the lens clean. When cleaning the lens, it is recommended not to directly spraying cleaning fluid into the lens. Spray the first to the microfiber cloth, then wipe the lens gently.

If you are doing a photo shoot near the sea activity, wipe the camera with a microfiber cloth slightly moistened to remove residual salt stick in the camera.

Because the content of salt in the ocean is corrosive to the metal components in the camera and the lens, so the potential to produce rust.

Loose-Swap Lenses By Caution

One of the main advantages of digital SLR cameras compared to compact cameras is the lens that can be detached and replace. However there are some things that must be considered during the process of replacement of the lens, especially if you do it outdoors.

Dust or dirt can get into the camera and sticking to the sensor, thus making shots seemed to have stains.

When removing exchange-lens, camera strap hanging on the neck, then position the camera facing down. Then attach the front lens cap (front lens cap) to be replaced, while pressing the lock button lens. Then rotate the lens up the slack, but do not completely detached from the camera.

Further grab new lenses that will be installed, remove the rear lens cap (rear lens cap) and place it within easy reach, while holding the lens with one hand.

Remove the old lens using the other hand, attach a new lens quickly and then rotate it until it locks. Remember, after replacing the lens, turn on the camera sensor cleaning feature to reduce the risk of dust spots.

Google Duo version of Android Downloaded 5 Million Times in a week

Google Duo recently reported impressive scoring record. Video call application has now been downloaded 5 million times on Android devices in just a week.

Good news is delivered directly by the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai via his Twitter account @sundarpichai.

Until this news was revealed, cuitannya been retweeted 611 times and bagging as many as 1,558 heart, this means that users of the Google duo’s enthusiasm is quite high.

Google Duo claimed as video call application with a simple concept, through this application Android and iOS users can make video calls smoothly, though with a less stable connection.

Google said, Duo is designed to provide convenience. Simply register the phone number, users can directly contact people on your contact list without having to create a separate account.

Do not stop there, Duo comes with a design that is “friendly” and so efficiently. Users can take advantage of features ‘Knock Knock’ which made him see callers before you can answer the call.

Additionally, Google designed a duo with an emphasis on privacy and security, so that all calls are encrypted Duo application from beginning to end (end-to-end encrypted).

Android Nougat Ready to Launch on 22 August

The timely launch of Android 7.0 is almost certain Nougat. Based on the latest information from mobile operators from Canada, Telus, the latest Android operating system will be launched on 22 August.

Information from Telus is expected to participate include accurate enough because Android security update information for multiple devices at once.

Huawei and LG Nexus Nexus 6P 5X into two series of the first phone that will receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. However, there might no changes were made regarding the schedule for the launch of the new operating system.

This information was also confirmed by LG websites also briefly displays a special page of the test LH G5 OS that will be conducted on September 22, 2016.

Given Nexus 5X made by the South Korean company, it is also possible LG got the Android Open Source Project code first.

Besides LG, several other vendors such as Sony also said to have received the most new AOSP code. That way, vendors are expected to have more time to prepare and adjust to their device needs an update.

Unfortunately, other Nexus series is uncertain when it will obtain the update. However, based on previous information, other than 6P and Nexus5X Nexus, Nexus 5 is another series phones will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

News of the latest version of Android’s presence is quite fast, only about 5 months. After the developer version slide in March 2016 and then, the final version for developers has been released in July.