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Nubia Red Magic 5S smartphone gets official

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Nubia has added a new smartphone to its range, the Nubia Red Magic 5S, the handset replaces the Nubia 5G. The new Nubia Red Magic 5S comes with a 6.65 inch AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution and it features  144Hz refresh rate. The handset comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile processor and there […] ( Read More … ) The post Nubia Red Magic 5S smartphone gets official appeared first on Geeky Gadgets . Source link https://www.sharethelinks.com/2020/07/29/nubia-red-magic-5s-smartphone-gets-official/

5 Anime and Manga Games to Play on Android Platform

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Anime has undoubtedly boomed in the last two decades or so, so much so that there’s hardly any shortage of anime games based on our favorite shows like One Piece, Dragon Ball, and Naruto originals like Project QT , Archeblade, and Gunz .  Whether you’re interested in role-playing games, puzzle-solving, fighting, or shooting, we’ve got an anime game for just about everything you like in this article. In this write-up, we’ve listed some of our favorite anime games available on Android mobile devices, and the best part is that some of them are free-to-play.  Strap yourself in for some of the coolest handheld games based on your favorite manga or animated television series. 1.  Project QT We start this list with one of our favorite titles in Project QT.  This puzzle-based RPG game that is free-to-play and offers a combination of puzzle game mechanics with enticing RPG elements. The story revolves around, saving humanity from a terrible virus that has wrapped the world in its clut

The 4 Most Secure Phones for Privacy

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Recent years have shown us how insecure our smartphones can be. They pose a risk if we misplace them, as all our confidential data is stored on the device, but they also represent an enormous privacy risk. Google and Apple monitor everything you do on your smartphone, and then manufacturers will add their own invasive software into the mix. The situation can seem bleak for the privacy-enthusiast. Fortunately, you do have options if you’re after the best phone for privacy. Choosing the Most Secure Phone Before diving into the recommendations, it’s important to note the unique considerations of choosing a phone for privacy. The smartphone experience is based on data collection and personalization. First-party apps like Google Photos or Apple Maps, and third-party options like Instagram and WhatsApp, rely on capturing your personal information. However, they are also integral to the way we’ve come to use our phones. Opting for a privacy-focused smartphone will mean that you lose

Reminder: Price Drop Deal Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle for just $69

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A quick reminder for our readers on the amazing Drop Deal Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store. The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle has been reduced even further and you can now buy it for just $69 in our deals store. If you want to establish a career […] ( Read More … ) The post Reminder: Price Drop Deal Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle for just $69 appeared first on Geeky Gadgets . Source link https://www.sharethelinks.com/2020/07/29/reminder-price-drop-deal-complete-2020-comptia-certification-training-bundle-for-just-69/

Mentors: the brains behind heroes in popular culture

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Heroes in anime, comics, and movies always have mentors that teach them a thing or two on how to save the day. They come in different forms and sizes, but they always play a big role in character development. So, we looked for items on GeekAlliance.com that remind us of some of the iconic mentors on screen. Minor spoilers can be found below, so turn way if you see a character and haven’t been updated on that series. All Might Toshinori Yagi from My Hero Academia may be powerless, but his wisdom from years as Earth’s greatest hero comes in handy in teaching successor Deku on how to harness his former quirk. This shirt literally represents All Might’s two forms. If you like his buff version better, there’s a shirt for that as well. Kakashi Hatake The 6th Hokage and teacher of Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura is a brilliant ninja with unconventional yet effective teaching methods. This still showed at the new Boruto series when he did the iconic test on an entire class. Kakashi i

Survey Reveals the Top-Rated Tech CEOs Who Create Inclusive Cultures for All / Digital Information World

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The current events in the world that raised the issues of racial diversity and gender inequality have led to incorporate diversity and inclusion of all races, castes, and creeds into all businesses. Recently, Comparably, the workplace culture and compensation monitoring platform conducted an anonymous survey for feedback from non-White employees from around 60,000 companies in the USA. The survey highlights the best-rated CEOs for the Diversity list , and 11 CEOs of color made to the top ranks in the list of the year 2020. In 2019, only 9 CEOs of color had made it to the top ranks, while in 2018, the number was even less with four people who had made it to the top-ranking list. The CEO of color and mixed racial background who topped the list of Tech CEOs is Satya Nadella from Microsoft. Sundar Pichai from Google is on the third rank, while Eric Yuan from Zoom Video Communications is on the fourth spot. Sid Sijbrandij from GitLab is on the seventh position, Apple’s Tim Cook is on n

Google is bringing in the ‘Back Forward Cache’ for Chrome 86 in Android / Digital Information World

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Google is launching the Chrome 86 version somewhere around October this year, and it has made an important announcement recently. Google is adding a handy feature in the upcoming Chrome version. This is going to be a ‘ Back Forward Cache ’ which will make navigation back and forth extremely easy and super-fast for the users. The exact date of the release of this feature or launch of Chrome 86 has not been announced by Google as yet, though. In the language of computing, a ‘Cache’ is a component of the hardware or the software that stores data. When there is a request by the user for this stored data, it can be delivered quickly as per the command of the user. The data that is stored in a cache can be from an earlier computation, and a copy of this data can be stored in some other place also. So, a Back Forward Cache will also store data and pages in the memory when the user navigates away while preserving the DOM state and the JavaScript. This way, when a user will navigate away f

A new report suggests that globally people are becoming more reliant on mobile apps / Digital Information World

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Recently, an analytics platform, App Annie published a report titled ‘ Mobile App Evolution 2020 ’ and presented with some interesting insights about current trends in mobile usage all over the globe. The study was based on the firm’s large database of over 8 million apps. This year, due to the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, it is already a common knowledge that the usage of various mobile apps has increased exponentially if compared with the previous years. However, interestingly, the report suggests that the time expenditure is more or less in line with the established trends in the previous years, going as far back as in 2015. The four-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for Worldwide total sessions is found to be around 15%, while the four-year CAGR for Worldwide Time Spent on various apps is found to be 25%. Now, another aspect this report highlighted was the overall increase in downloads of various apps in the year 2020. It is not surprising

Here’s Why You Should Sell Your Old Tech / Digital Information World

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It’s a common practice for people to buy the latest tech at least every two or three years, but when they do so they generally keep their old phones on hand. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that they might want to use them as backup phones or they just don’t think to sell them. This has lead to approximately 43 billion dollars worth of unused tech sitting around in American homes, and the interesting thing is that this value is dropping quite drastically. Since new phones come out each year, the value of your old phone is going to drop dramatically before you know it. Just this year the value of unused tech in American homes is expected to drop by a staggering 11 billion dollars, nearly a quarter of their current worth. This information comes from a survey by Decluttr , and it has revealed a lot of surprising facts about how hoarding old tech is causing a lot of problems. This is one of the reasons why you should just sell your old tech as soo

Counterpoint Estimates That 5G Mobile Connections across the World Will Increase to More Than 1.7 Billion by the Year 2023 / Digital Information World

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5G mobile service was commercially launched back in April of 2019, and since then, the pioneer operators in developed telecom markets are progressively promoting the tech as well as the adoption of 5G. 93 commercial 5G networks are live as of mid-July, and they are mainly distributed in the Middle East, North America regions, Europe, and East Asia and Oceania. European states showed clear ambition of getting ahead in the worldwide race to 5G commercialization under the guidance of the ‘5G Action Plan.’ It is expected that all member states of Europe will commercial 5G services by the end of this year. In May, the accumulated connections in Korea and China surpassed 6.8 million and 30 million, respectively. And Counterpoint ’s Market Outlook service claims that 5G connections across the globe will dramatically surpass 1.7 billion by the end of 2023, and China alone is projected to make up nearly 47% of the total 5G connections by the end of the year 2023, as current stats shows tha

Google Play Store’s search filters are seemingly appearing for a wider audience now after a long wait / Digital Information World

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Google is one of the most widely used search engines, and its Play Store has one of the largest collections of applications. But when it comes to the search refinement options in its very own Play Store, Google seems to have been slacking out a bit! In 2016, Google started addressing this issue and launched a couple of search filters for the Play Store. In 2017, Google expanded its tests on more search filters, when some users started seeing green suggestions while typing away a word in the Play Store’s search bar. So, it was more likely to be a keyword that Google used to provide instead of some proper filters. And the words that were supposed to refine the search results would either be ‘free’ or ‘premium’ or ‘top-rated’ and nothing else. Sadly, even those least specific filters did not last and were not even available for everyone. However, Google brought them out again later with some ramifications, but they were still not available for a large audience. The good news now is t

Beware Android Users! These 29 Photo Editing Apps On Google Play Store Are Spreading Ad-Based Malware / Digital Information World

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Bad actors continue to dominate Google Play store as in a series of new malicious photo apps the Android devices are getting flooded with random ads instead of targeted ones. And while that alone is alarming, the icon of the apps also disappear soon after a user downloads them on the device. First spotted by White Ops  Research Team in a threat-spotting investigation, such apps – 29 in total – hold high volumes of ad traffic and also have 3.5 million downloads to date altogether. The campaign is called as “ChartreuseBlur” mostly because of how majority of the apps have the “blur” factor to their name or functionality. People who become a victim of the bad apps also see alerts in the form of certain characteristics. One of them includes the “hide and seek” play in which the icon of the installed app vanishes from the home screen and the user is then bound to go into Settings to check whether the app was really installed or open it from there only. The whole process also makes it v

New Chrome Update Brings Native Lazy Loading Support / Digital Information World

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Lazy loading is a great way to save on data costs and the like. The way this works is that iframes that contain images on any web page that you might happen to be scrolling through would often end up loading only when you scroll to them rather than loading all at once. This puts far less of a strain on your processing power as well as reducing how much data ends up being used at any given point in time. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that the content of the site might not have loaded since you haven’t scrolled to them, and if you’re not planning on scrolling all the way then you would not have needed those images to load in the first place making the power and data used to load them more or less futile. While Chrome added the option for Lazy Loading a year ago, a new rollout has meant that it is a native feature. This will lead to significant improvements in loading time since the whole webpage wouldn’t need to load all the way in order to a

Google Chrome tests a ‘Read Later’ feature that would allow users to save and set tabs aside to be reviewed in the future / Digital Information World

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Recently, a new Chromium commit surfaced and as per the news, it is most likely going to bring in a great change in Google’s Chrome updated version. As per a software engineer at Google, the browsing giant is working on a new feature, called ‘Read Later.’ This feature is currently in the form of a flag (chrome://flags/#read-later), and the commit reads “Add a flag for Read Later feature.” As per the description that follows, this flag of the Read Later feature will enable the users to save their tabs on aside for future review, or precisely, to read later. This flag will also enable a button and separate menu to access these saved tabs later, whenever the user wishes to go through them. This new button and menu are likely to appear in the desktop version of the Chrome browser soon. However, this flag is currently not active, but it gives a definite hint to the inclination of Google to bring in something like this, which is almost similar to another rival browser, Edge. While this

Telegram's New Features Might Give WhatsApp a Run for Its Money / Digital Information World

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WhatsApp has for a long time been the most popular way for people to get in touch with each other, far superseding the once mighty popularity of phone network based SMS. However, with the platform’s acquisition by Facebook a number of people have become concerned about the security implications of using such a platform, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that Facebook commits a lot of brazen privacy violations and doesn’t do much to rectify things when it is called out. Telegram has quickly become a popular alternative, and while in the past the messaging service has only been a minor competitor to WhatsApp it has recently released a slew of new features that WhatsApp doesn’t have. One new feature is the ability to upload a profile video instead of a profile picture. These videos can be enhanced using the built in media editor which is something a lot of people would enjoy. Telegram has also boosted its social media features by improving “P

Queries around Black Mental Health, Ableism, and Ableist Language Were Among the Top Searches on Google / Digital Information World

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Google revealed the latest global search trends and stated that searches for terms including ableism and ableist language were an all-time high. Google also reported a rise in searches related to queries about black mental health worldwide in June of this year. Google searches for sign language also increased recently, and apart from the searches that reflect growing interest about disabilities, the company stated that there was a record increase in worldwide searches for the term ‘clear face mask’ this month. As people are trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it is unsurprising that searches for clear face masks are increased across the globe. The search giant released the latest search trends on Twitter via the company’s official Twitter account. The company highlighted ableism as one of the top searches this year. According to the company, Google has been seeing growing global search interest in ableism during 2020 as users want to understand disabilities around the wo

YouTube Kids Launches After School Programs, Will Surface More Than 100 Movies Until Aug 31st / Digital Information World

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After Google launched YouTube Kids on the web, Fire TV, and Apple TV during the past few months, now the company is launching a month of ‘ After School ’ programming. Starting today, After School programming is aimed at helping parents keep their children engaged during the coronavirus pandemic as the pandemic has forced the closure of schools across the globe. The company wrote in a blog post that it is increasingly becoming difficult for parents to choose the right content for their children and how much of the content is right for their children. This is the reason YouTube Kids want to help parents with a library of high-quality complete-length specials and movies that will enrich children, and entertain them too. Until Aug 31st of this year, the company announced that it will release more than 100 movies and specials, and each Monday, YouTube Kids will surface this content in the ‘Shows’ category of the app as individual clips and playlists. The YouTube Kids application is gea

Amazon Updates Alexa App To Focus More On First Party Features and Personalization Options / Digital Information World

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Moving forward from the developer tools which were released in the previous week, Amazon has now also released a completely updated version of the Alexa app as well. With the new app in place, users would now be able to enjoy a much more personalized experience appearing right on the home screen and Alexa will now offer more instructions on how people can use the assistant for more work on the phone efficiently, along with the other changes. Overall, with the update Amazon has now focused more on how people are using Alexa on their phones. The redesign begins with a big Alexa button right at the top which dictates users to either tap or say “Alexa” to get the assistant started. Then comes personalized suggestions that are primarily based on the consumer’s usage. The list would include everything important from reminders to a recently played music track, an Audible book, access to the shopping list, and much more. Users will also get to see controls that are accessed more often li

Google Reveals Nine Winners of the 2020 Indie Games Festival / Digital Information World

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Before the coronavirus pandemic starting sending everyone into a frenzy and all of the news and updates in the world became about this threat to our very existence, Google had announced something that had intrigued quite a few people. Back in January, the tech giant announced the 2020 Indie Games Festival which was basically meant to celebrate as well as facilitate a burgeoning industry that is starting to allow a lot of people to take part in the creation of a wide variety of games many of which are starting to become more and more popular as time goes by. Three regions were allowed to participate in this festival, namely Europe, South Korea and Japan. Developers with 50 employees or less from each of these regions had until March to release their games, and out of the hundreds of submissions that were received, 20 ended up being selected as finalists. 9 of these have turned out to be the winners , with 3 being selected from each region. The three winners from Europe are Cookies M

Microsoft Is Updating the Office 365 ATP Threat Explorer to Help Identify Malicious Email Spam / Digital Information World

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These days, several tech giants are working to improve security and privacy features for consumers. Now, Microsoft plans to offer extra information on spam emails which are detected as malicious spam by the Microsoft Office 364 ATP filtering stack. The tech giant will allow companies to export the list of top targeted users by phishing cyber-attacks. The new upgrades to the Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Threat Explorer will make it convenient for clients to get access to additional information on post-delivery actions following Exchange Online ZAP or Manual Remediation. The zero-hour auto-purge (ZAP) in Exchange Online is an email security feature that detects as well as neutralizes malicious spam, or malware already been delivered to mailboxes of Exchange Online. It can detect and delete messages that have already been delivered to your mailbox. According to the company, the addition of spam verdict within the Office 365 ATP Threat Explorer will help you

Twitter Contractors Reportedly Used Internal Tools to Spy on and Track Celebrities / Digital Information World

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The hack that happened two weeks ago on Twitter has left the company reeling. A lot of big name accounts were compromised and this all happened because of the fact that malicious actors were able to access the internal tools that certain Twitter employees had access to. These tools can allow certain Twitter employees to reset accounts or handle violations of terms of use but if misused they can lead to cyber attacks such as the one that occurred on the 15th of July this year. It turns out that security issues are no new thing for Twitter. Its security issues used to be so rampant a couple of years ago that outside contractors were able to utilize some of the tools that have been discussed above, and it is important to note that they used these tools rather maliciously. According to a report by Bloomberg , outside contractors provided to Twitter by Cognizant, a professional services vendor that is still on Twitter’s payroll, manipulated the system to spy on celebrities. They would

Chrome 85 Beta Brings Two Major Changes / Digital Information World

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Google Chrome gets new versions quite often, so it should come as no surprise that in spite of the fact that Chrome 84 was released just a month ago, the beta version of Chrome 85 is already available for developers to go through and see what new features are going to be brought into the mix. The beta version of Chrome 85 might be an important milestone for the web browser, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that there are two major changes that are coming which would prove to be crucial in deciding the trajectory for future Chrome versions. The first major update that is coming has to do with support for 64-bit Android devices. It is important to note that there have been several very popular 64-bit devices that run Android for quite some time now, but in spite of the fact that this is the case Chrome has always been released solely for 32 bit users which can often cause problems for people that are using 64-bit Android. This problem will n

Trigger-based marketing = event-driven programming with "no code" martech in every stack

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Last week, I shared some interesting stats on trigger-based marketing from a benchmark report by Blueshift . A couple of eye-popping, high-level findings: Email triggers are 497% more effective than batch emails Mobile push triggers are 1,490% more effective than batch push notifications Directionally, this isn’t surprising, although the magnitude of the difference is remarkable. Marketing messages that are “triggered” by a prospect/customer’s actions — or a specific milestone they’ve crossed — are focused, relevant, and often engage their recipient at the right time and place. In contrast, batch emails and push notifications — of “batch-and-blast” fame (infamy?) — are less discriminate and are sent on the marketer’s timetable rather than recipients’. Naturally, click-through and conversion rates are lower. Much lower. For a deeper look in the data, here’s the click-through rates for different kinds of triggered emails versus batch sends in Blueshift’s benchmark report: