Friday, July 21, 2017

See What Scientists Just Created, Electronic Skin Nanomesh

See What Scientists Just Created, Electronic Skin Nanomesh

Scientists have created a wearable device called "Gold nanomesh conductor" that can record data through skin. This wearable electronic skin nanomesh looks like a stylish gold tattoo, and it is ideal for long-term medical monitoring. The wearable tattoo is a step closer to eliminating larger health sensors, and it is so comfortable that people forget that they are wearing it.

We’re a little closer to getting rid of bulky health sensors now that scientists have created a super-thin wearable that can record data through skin. That would make this wearable, which looks like a stylish gold tattoo, ideal for long-term medical monitoring — it’s already so comfortable that people forgot they were wearing it.

Most skin-based interfaces consist of electronics embedded in a substance, like plastic, that is then stuck onto the skin. Problem is, the plastic is often rigid or it doesn’t let you move and sweat. In a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, scientists used a material that dissolves under water, leaving the electronic part directly on the skin and comfortable to bend and wear. Twenty participants wore it on their skin for a week without problems. They didn’t get itchy or irritated, and the wearable didn’t break.

There’s been a lot of interest in skin-based interfaces that remotely control a phone or turning skin into a touchscreen for a smartwatch. Those are cool tricks, but health monitoring is higher priority. Almost all kinds of medical monitoring — from measuring brain signals or heart beats — means putting electrodes on the skin. This is fine for the lab, but not convenient if you need to continually monitor these vital signals at home.

This new system uses a mesh made of a material called polyvinyl alcohol that’s already used in contact lenses and artificial cartilage. First, the scientists used electrical force to created charged threads of the material. (This is called electrospinning.) These threads were coated in gold to make them more electrically conducive. You put the entire thing on skin — in this case, the hand — and spray on some water. The polyvinyl alcohol disappears, but the gold threads are still there, and it can be used to power a LED light, or transmit data to a laptop.

SEE ALSO... A SmartWatch That Turns Your Skin Into a Touchscreen

There’s a lot of potential here, but the downside of the sensor being so comfortable is that it’s also delicate and might not be durable enough for the long-term. So you win some, you lose some — but having gold electronics right on the skin sure beats heavy straps or ugly caps.
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How To Use Snapchat's Tint Brush Color Tool

How To Use Snapchat's Tint Brush Color Tool

Snapchat has added a new feature to the Android app called Tint Brush which is similar to a Photoshop-like color tool. This tool allows you apply some funny coloring to your photos or objects in your photos and manipulate the way they looks. Whether it is a t-shirt, faces, the sky or anything else, this new feature is a great way to add a creative element to your snaps and show them off to your friends.

The best part about Tint Brush is that you can even use the tool on photos you have already saved in your Memories. Therefore, you can always go back to these pictures and add some more effects to them. So without wasting much time, here are steps on how to use Snapchat’s new Tint Brush color tool.

How To Use SnapChat Tint Brush

✔ Open the Snapchat app and take a photo
✔️ Tap on the scissor icon, then tap on the paintbrush icon.
✔️ Draw around the object you wish to color.
✔️ Use the color slider to change the color and tap different sections to add splashes of color to the picture.
✔️ Tap on the scissors again to close the menu when you are done editing your picture.
✔️ Tap the down arrow to save to your Memories, the + button to add directly to your story, or the blue arrow to send the photo to Stories, Recent, Groups, or directly to specific people.

The Tint Brush feature is only available for Android users while iOS users got access to
multi-Snap, (10-second video clips you can combine to make a single 1-minute video.) in the latest update. Though Snapchat revealed that the feature will soon be on Android devices. But no time was stated.
Glo Free Data Day: See How It Works

Glo Free Data Day: See How It Works

Glo introduces “Free Data Day” which rewards subscribers with free data for free browsing for a whole day and “Glo Welcome Back” which gifts customers who have not used the Glo Network in 30 days with free N6,000 airtime. Recall, I previously wrote about the offer on this post. You can check it out, but for those that are yet to understand how it works and how to get their own free data, read on...

Honestly, fans are not happy with Glo network and this can be justified with the manner their social media handles were attacked recently as subscribers poured out their anger and frustration arising from poor network speed and internet connection. So I believe the Nigerian own Globacom resorted to put some smile on their customers face by introducing these offers.

How Glo Free Data Day Works

For the “Free Data Day”, you’ll only enjoy free 200MB data for a whole day when you meet the voice and/or data usage threshold within seven days preceding the Free Data Day to qualify. Still confused and want to know how to be eligible to get this data?

Well, to enjoy the Free Data Day, subscribers are required to spend N250 or more on calls in the preceding 7 days to a free data day or spend at least N150 on calls and use a minimum of 100MB of data in the preceding 7 days to the free data day from any or a combination of methods such as Pay as you use, purchase of data plan and usage from existing data plan.

SEE ALSO... How To Browse Free Unlimited With Your Glo Line

Once you meet these requirements, you’ll then be notified. How is Glo network in your area?
Must Read: 5 Safety Tips For Using Public Wi-fi

Must Read: 5 Safety Tips For Using Public Wi-fi

Having access to free Wi-Fi can be one of the best moments of one's life but you should be mindful of the safety tips and security issues because "awoof de purge belle" (Nigerian Slangs). Just yesterday, Free WiFi was introduced in Chelsea’s Home stadium, Stamford Bridge for the fans who comes to watch matches and similar things are happening almost every other places even here in Nigeria. Recall earlier this year that Lagos state and Donjazzy lunched Free WiFi in some parts of Lagos state including public Motor Packs, so I have come up with this safety tips to keep your data secured and intact.
With free Wi-Fi, you have unlimited access to internet connectivity, meaning you can download, stream video contents and brows the web as you like. Though to find an unlocked free wifi in some cities these days is hard as they seem to secure and lock their Wifi with password and give access to selected persons. These has given rise to the number of apps that promises to hack and unlock public Wi-Fi lol 😂. So without wasting more time, take a look at these safety wifi tips below.

Safety Tips For Using Public Wi-Fi

1. Before Connecting Turn Off File Sharing

When using public Wi-Fi it is best to turn off all file sharing and restrict access to your computer by disabling remote login from other computers in your network. This is to prevent easy access to your data and keep your data protected. You can also turn off network discovery to prevent others from seeing your device on the network. All these can be done through the control panel (for Windows) or system preferences (Mac) of your computer.

2. Turn Off Wi-Fi When not in Use

One of the basic rules of using untrusted networks is to switch it off when you’re done using it. It’s a great security habits that also helps save your battery. You can make things easier for yourself by downloading the offline version of whatever it is you’re working on so you don’t have to stay online for long periods on an untrusted network.

3. Keep Your Antivirus and Antimalware Up to Date

If you know you are inclined to using public Wi-Fi networks on your device, it is best to ensure your device is running on a good and up to date antimalware utility and antivirus utility. Whatever antimalware or antivirus you choose to use just ensure it’s a good one, it’s up to date and you keep it running especially when using public Wi-Fi.

4 Install Privacy-Protecting Browser Extensions

Privacy-protecting browser extensions are tools that will help to fortify your browser. These privacy-protecting browser extensions gives you more control over your browsing experience and helps you lock out anything you need to, in addition to protecting you from network attacks like session hijacking and clickjacking.

5. Use Your Own Wi-Fi Instead

Your best protection from the dangers of public Wi-Fi is to simply not use it. Whether you’re using mobile hotspot or tethering the network from your smartphone, using your personal Wi-Fi offers you the safest browsing experience – much safer than the use of public Wi-Fi. However, there are unavoidable times when public Wi-Fi will be needed and in those times you can take necessary measures (like the one’s listed above) to protect your data.

SEE ALSO... Donjazzy Launches Free WiFi In Lagos State

That's how to keep your phone and PC safe while using open public WiFi. Don't forget to be safety conscious. Kindly hit the SHARE buttons to share with your friends on social media.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chelsea Partners Ericsson To Introduce Free WiFi For Fans At Stamford Bridge

Chelsea Partners Ericsson To Introduce Free WiFi For Fans At Stamford Bridge

Current English Premier League Champions, Chelsea Football Club has expressed their concern over the difficulties fans go through when trying to upload photos and videos because of low bandwidth speed as a result of internet congestion emanating from the crowd using public network at the Bridge and have addressed that by launching a free WiFi exclusively for Chelsea fans who come to watch matches in the home stadium.

Now Chelsea have partnered with Ericsson to provide a “free” Wi-Fi network throughout Stamford Bridge. To enjoy this, you are expected to register, give out your email, and possibly sign up for offers and ads and spam and possibly other such “promoted content”, but that’s a fairly standard cost, all things considered. They are also expected to put in some safeguards (bandwidth restrictions?) against live-streaming games and other such shenanigans.

Free Wi-Fi coverage will be provided via the Small Cell as a Service connected venue business model whereby Ericsson designs, builds and operates the network on the customer’s behalf.

Report from London further highlighted that Chelsea FC will be able to provide fans throughout the stadium with a richer experience that enables them to interact digitally with each other, the club, friends and family.

In winning their fifth Premier League title in 2016/2017, Chelsea FC sold out every home match day at Stamford Bridge.

Many fans used their smartphones to share photos and videos via social media, often stretching cellular networks to the limit. To ensure visitors can enjoy a seamless digital experience, Ericsson will design, build and operate a carrier-grade Wi-Fi access network and then manage it on Chelsea FC’s behalf.

Chris Townsend, Chelsea FC commercial director, says: “We look forward to a rich partnership with Ericsson which will directly assist the thousands of fans who come regularly to Stamford Bridge. Ericsson leads the way in providing innovative digital solutions and we welcome them to the Chelsea family.”

Arun Bansal, senior vice president, Europe & Latin America, Ericsson, says: “Our research indicates that people want to use their digital devices wherever they go – and the urge to connect is even greater at a Chelsea FC home game. Through this partnership, we will ensure the connectivity at Stamford Bridge matches the quality of the football and look forward to exploring further options that will enable Chelsea FC to take the digital experience to the next level.”

Personally, I think this is a well planned and good innovation to attract fans to come and watch their team play as well as cheering them while also browsing free for about 1hr 30minutes they will be staying in the stadium.

If Nigerian leagues can emulate this trick, am sure we will start seeing more spectators watching our local leagues. What do you think?
News Flash: PiP Video Calling Features Coming To WhatsApp

News Flash: PiP Video Calling Features Coming To WhatsApp

More interesting features are being added on WhatsApp and the latest awaiting to be included is the PiP video calling feature. It's already available on WhatsApp beta version 2.17.265 for Android devices that run Android O Developer Preview. In case you want to know the meaning of PiP video call, see answer below.

PiP means "Picture-in-Picture" mode. So according to an official tweet from WhatsApp Beta Info Twitter handle, the feature would let you minimize the video call window into a smaller window so you can keep your video conversation going while answering another WhatsApp conversation.

For now, it's unclear if the small window with the video chat is a floating window that can be dragged around, nor do we know if the video conference would continue even after minimizing WhatsApp. If so, this would be one of the first video calling apps to allow this type of multi-tasking on a smartphone platform.

**SEE ALSO... YouTube Video Compatibility Coming To WhatsApp

Would you love the idea of a pop-out video calling feature on WhatsApp?
Nokia Woes Continues: HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela Resigns

Nokia Woes Continues: HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela Resigns

HMD Global said on Wednesday its CEO Arto Nummela is leaving the company with immediate effect. The announcement comes a little over a year after HMD Global acquired rights to use Nokia's brand for mobile phones and tablets.

The Finnish company didn't share why Nummela is already leaving, but said the decision was mutual. Nummela joined HMD Global last year after spending more than a decade at Nokia and then Microsoft, serving a range of top leadership roles in sales and marketing. As you would expect, he was at the forefront of things when HMD announced the official return of the Nokia brand in December last year.

HMD President Florian Seiche has been appointed to the role of acting CEO, the company added. Much like Nummela, Seiche also joined HMD Global from Microsoft and Nokia. Prior to that, he was the President of HTC and group director of French telecom Orange.

In a prepared statement to the press, Sam Chin, Chairman of the Board, HMD Global Oy said, "Arto Nummela has played a key role in the creation of the HMD Global operation, building the team and launching our first products. On behalf of the whole Board, I thank Arto for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavors." It's unclear what Nummela plans to do next.

The departure of a senior executive never looks good for a company, and Nummela's move is no different. HMD Global is increasingly trying to revive the Nokia branding. Earlier this year, the company launched the Nokia 3310 to much fanfare and also announced the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 Android-powered smartphones. ref
Checkout Smartphones That Will Get 'Android O' Update

Checkout Smartphones That Will Get 'Android O' Update

Also known as Android 8, Android O was recently announced by Google as the new OS version to succeed Android 7.0 Nougat. The "O" means Oreo and it's coming straight to some phones which is already listed on this post.

Android O is coming with important updates and new features that you wouldn't wanna miss if you are truly an Android freak. This latest Android version will be rolling out starting from August this year, Android O is expected to be release via OTA updates to some Android devices.

Now, am sure you are really wishing your phone will be among those to welcome the new update... But you are using some kind of those phones from China. Relax bro... Probably, yours will come in 2018 😁.

Well, Pixel owners will be the first to receive it. They are the new set of Android phones completely owned by Google and as expected, they are always the first to enjoy google top services. Recall that Android 7.0 Nougat was released Over The Air last year and now we have a new version. Checkout the phones that will get Android O update first below.

Android Phones To Get Android O

1. Google Pixel, Pixel XL — Being Google's own devices, the two Pixels are ought to begin receiving Android O as soon as it's officially out.

2. Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X — Google's former flagship phones will likely begin receiving Android O after the Pixels, but should be running it well before the year ends.

3. Samsung
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: No Info yet, but will like receive Android OTA update in February 2018
Galaxy Note 8: May like come with Android 0 out of the box… worst scenarios, Jan – Feb’18
Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge: Between March to April 2018
Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+: Spring time of 2018

4. Nokia
HMD promised that Nokia 3, 5 & 6 will be getting Android 0 but there are not projected time for it.

5. LG
LG V30, LG G6, LG V20 and LG G5: hearsay suggested that this version of LG may likely get Android 0 early 2018.

For other brands, no information yet about them in regards to this. Only time will tell when phones from Infinix, Tecno, Gionee, Innjoo and even iTel will get this update.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Download Winning Eleven 2012 Mod WE 2016, 2017 Full Apk Data Android

Download Winning Eleven 2012 Mod WE 2016, 2017 Full Apk Data Android

Winning Eleven 2017 also known as WE 17 is the new version of WE 2016 mod, an upgrade of the famous Winning Eleven 2012 soccer game for Android devices is one of the oldest football soccer games on both mobile and PC platforms globally. Although it's now rebranded as Pro Evolution Soccer by some people.
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Winning Eleven 17
Well, we have the download link for WE 2016 full Apk and Data mod as well as that of WE 2017 Apk. But don't get it twisted, in some countries, this game is called PES while in other region, it's recognized as Winning Eleven. One of the interesting aspect of this game is the available modded versions with different features... No wonder it's still preferred by many gamers today.

Now, before we head over to the installation guide of Winning Eleven 2017 and 2016 apk, permit me to explain more about this game, the features and other relevant information you need before downloading. Oh yes i can see you nod in agreement☺️. Someone asked whether this game is an online or offline, let me make it clear, you don't need to worry about that because it's actually an offline game.

In addition, the WE 2016 game size is about 287MB smaller than that of Pes 16 and 17 iso so no need to worry about game huge data to download it. A similar game in terms of size is the FTS 17 game for Android phones. More reason it's one of the most downloaded mobile games since 2012.

Moreover, Winning Eleven (WE) 2017 is a soccer game that works perfectly on every android device, even those with lower configurations. The game's name came up because Pro Evolution Soccer PES didn't have the same name in all countries until 2008. As a result of Konami's franchise was now called World Soccer Winning Eleven in the USA until that year, and in Japan it's still called Winning Eleven till date. Note that the 2017 version is just an updated version of the 2016 full version

Newly Added Features Of WE 17

  • Referees can be seen on the pitch.
  • Cautions for repeated offenses.
  • Uniforms get dirty depending on field conditions.
  • Players' skills can be increased as trophies are won.

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Game Details

  • Name of Game : Winning Eleven 2012 mod WE 2016 Apk
  • 2017 version also added
  • Versions Game : 2012 Mod 16, 2017
  • Supported Android : 2.3 Up
  • Size : 287 MB
  • Supported Android version:

System Requirements

Android: v2.3.3 – v2.3.7 [Gingerbread], v3.0 – v3.2.6 [Honeycomb], v4.0 – v4.0.4 [Ice Cream Sandwich], v4.1 – v4.3.1 [Jelly Bean], v4.4 – v4.4.4 [KitKat], v5.0 – v5.0.2 [Lollipop] and UP.

How to download, install Winning Eleven 2016 Apk + data for android

  1. First, download WE 2016 Apk full obb mod data
  2. Install and extract OBB data file ( download xplorer or any other android zip manager for password enter: )
  3. Move the extracted OBB Folder to this path: /sdcard/Android/obb
  4. launch the game and play.

Other Versions Of WE

SEE ALSO... First Touch Soccer 2018 Download For Android

That's how to download and install Winning Eleven game on your Android device. Are you still finding it difficult to install? Make use of the comments box to tell us where you are getting it wrong and you will be assisted further. Please remember to hit the share buttons as well.
Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Android Performance

Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Android Performance

With GBs of RAM and internal storage, smartphones today, have turned up as fast performing machines. These machines are designed to help you perform numerous tasks seamlessly. Despite the fact, these devices are improved significantly still they start lagging over time due to prolonged use. Due to data clutter and numerous tasks performing at a time, your device starts performing slowly. Apart of it, certain software and hardware issues also affect your device performance negatively. If you are using your Android phone for a long time and facing certain performance issues, then we can help you get rid of it. Follow these top 5 tips to improve your Android performance instantly.

1. Disable Bloatware: 

Bloatware comes pre-installed on your device in the form of different apps and programs. A lot of these apps & programs include a manufacturer or third-party items. You can find free or limited period versions of these apps & programs which you suppose to upgrade by paying later. Most of these unnecessary items include those services which you rarely use or intend to use in future. Thus, this lot of unnecessary items remain idle on your device occupying precious storage space. At the same time, it also affects device performance negatively.

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The major issue with these apps & programs is that you can’t remove them until you root your device, which comes with its own limitations. Thus, only possible solution remain with you is to “Disable” all such items to stop them occupying device resources. To disable these items, head to device Settings > Application Manager and swipe left to access “All” apps. Scroll through the all apps list and find the apps you want to disable, select them and tap on “Disable” button. It will instantly stop the selected app running in the background or using device resources.

2. Use Technology: 

Technology in the form of different apps (including third-party apps) have grown significantly to support your Android device performing well. You can find different apps for almost every single feature on your device. You can find Android cleaner apps, battery saver apps, duplicate file remover apps, Android launcher apps, Cloud backup apps and much more to improve your device performance. These apps work on advanced techniques and smart algorithms to provide you instant and accurate results. You can use these apps to improve Android performance significantly.

3. Avoid Animations & Live Wallpaper

Live wallpaper & animations on your device increase the aesthetic value of your device. But these special effects require more device resources and CPU cycles to run, which affects your device speed & performance. To improve Android performance, you should consider disabling all these animations and special effects.

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To do this, head to device Settings and enable “Developer Options” first, as it will help you disabling animations on your device. To enable Developer Options, go to Settings > About Phone and tap on it several times until you see a message confirming Developer Options is enabled. In some devices, you can find it directly under Settings > Developer Options. Now under Developer Options, scroll through the list to find three features i.e. Window Animation Scale, Transitions Animation Scale and Animation Duration Scale. Select each feature and toggle them off. Keep Developer Options enabled as disabling this feature will reset the settings to their default level.

4. Update Your Device

This is simplest and most effective way to help you improve Android performance instantly. Keep your device updated with latest software updates provided by your manufacturer. You can also check for latest updates under Settings > About Device > Software Update. As every manufacturer release new updates of the product on regular intervals with certain bug fixes, security patches, performance boosting features and much more, it becomes necessary to keep your device updated for improved performance. You can also consider updating third-party apps installed on your device by heading to their manufacturer’s website.

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5. Clean Device 

Better storage space on your device can help you improve your Android performance significantly. Many unused apps run in the background continuously and affect your device performance. Apart of it, a lot of duplicate files remain idle on your device occupying precious storage space. You can consider removing all such data to get clean and improved Android performance.

SEE ALSO... 4 Reasons Why Android Phone Is Better Than iPhone Devices

You can follow these simple steps to improve Android performance significantly. Making certain tweaks in device software & hardware can also help you get better results. Using different apps is another possible tip to get better running Android.

Apoorv bhatnagar is working at Systweak Software,
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