Friday, 8 December 2017

Huawei Honor 7x

The classic metal design of the Honor 7X is a delight to hold, with its perfectly rounded edge. The 2.5D glass face flows seamlessly into the aluminum chassis. The Honor 7X comes in Blue, gold and Black finishes.



The dual-lens 16MP + 2MP rear camera captures life’s magical moments in the highest definition, empowering your inner photographer.

The all new Portrait Mode lets you capture a professional and artistic picture in a single shot.
With the PDAF tech and newly updated algorithm, the Honor 7X offers ultra-fast focus time. Quick in taking photos and never miss a single moment.

The 8MP front camera features an Effects function, helping your selfies stand out on social media. 

The new Gesture Control function means you simply have to turn your palm to the camera to trigger a countdown to a selfie.

 Guaranteed fast performance with the 4GB RAM, 2.36GHz Octa-core Kirin 659, and EMUI5.1. Even with many apps running simultaneously, the user experience is always smooth. Smart optimization and file management features minimize lagging in Android.

A single charge lasts more than a full day6 thanks to the 3,340 mAh (typical) battery and power saving technology enabled by the 16nm Kirin 659 chipset. The Ultra Power Saving Mode extends your charge even longer, keeping you connected.  

The phone clone app makes the migration of data to your new Honor 7X a piece of cake. With just a single scan of a QR code, all your precious photos, music, videos, and data will be seamlessly transferred from your old device.





Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Free Online Logo Maker - DesignEvo

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Friday, 8 September 2017

How to Reset Your iPhone


There are many reasons why you might want to reset your iPhone and wipe all (and we mean ALL) the data held within - fortunately we're here to help you do just that.



If you need to reset your device, follow these simple steps:

Before we move forward – you should be aware that what you are about do will wipe everything from your device. So make sure you have plugged your iPhone 5 into iTunes and made a back-up, because you don’t want to end up losing something of value.

    Grab your iPhone
    Hit ‘Settings’
    Tap ‘General’
    Right at the bottom of the screen you’ll find a tab labelled ‘Reset’ – hit it
    On the next screen you will see a list of things which you can reset – all of which are useful in sorting out potential problems, but we’re concentrating on the whole kit and caboodle today, so go ahead and tap ‘Erase All Content and Settings’
    You will be asked to confirm that you wish to continue, tap ‘Yes’
    Your iPhone will, after a short wait, be wiped clean, ready for you to start afresh





Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How to Remove an App From Your Facebook Account


Your Facebook account isn’t just a social account. It’s an online ID much like a Google Account. There was a time when developers of both apps and services asked users to sign up for an account with them. Not only did this mean a longer on-boarding process it also meant users had more account to keep track of and more passwords to remember. Developers now give users the option to sign up for apps or services with their Facebook account. Unfortunately, none of these services give you an option to disconnect the service from your account. If you want to remove an app or service from your Facebook account, you have to do it via Facebook.



How To
Sign into Facebook and click the dropdown arrow at the top right. Select Settings from the menu.


On the Settings page, select Apps from the left column. If you want to revoke specific permissions for an app, click the edit button next to an app. If you want to remove an app or service from your Facebook account, click the close button on it.

Open the Facebook app and tap the hamburger button, scroll down the screen, and tap Settings. There are several types of settings but for this purpose, you need to tap Account Settings.




Scroll down the Account Settings screen and tap Apps. On the Apps and Websites screen, tap on ‘Logged in with Facebook’.




Here, you can see a complete list of all apps and services that have access to your Facebook account. Tap the service or app that you want to remove. On the app’s own screen, you can edit the information it has access to. To remove it, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and tap the ‘Remove App’ button.



When you remove an app or service from your Facebook account, you stop the app from accessing any future information. Apps still have access to your email account and removing it from Facebook won’t undo that. If you want to remove the personal information that’s been collected so far you should look for an option to delete your account with the app or service you removed.

If you think removing an app or service is pointless because it doesn’t wipe all your personal data from the app/service’s database, that’s not true. If you have a malicious app on your hands, you don’t want it accessing any more information than it already has. If it still has access to your account, it might post on your behalf or spam your friends.



Facebook Ombré-Colored Comments

If you’ve ever wanted gradient-style colored comments to match your colorful statuses, Facebook is conducting a test right now to bring the rainbow to you. Currently, only a select few users can see the test, and it appears to only work on mobile. Colorful status updates first came to Facebook’s Android app last December, and Facebook recently adopted the feature on WhatsApp.



 

You can likely foresee the many ways that colored comments could go wrong. Just imagine people going on a vicious bender and posting comments in garish orange and green on a status they hate. Maybe it would be a cheerful way to start the holiday season, with red-and-green Christmas-themed comments, but it seems more likely to become the perfect way to hijack a comment section — if Facebook ever turns it into a full-fledged feature.

Face-detecting systems in China now Authorize Payments

A Chinese startup valued at roughly a billion dollars, I see my face, unshaven and looking a bit jet-lagged, flash up on a large screen near the entrance.

 





Having been added to a database, my face now provides automatic access to the building. It can also be used to monitor my movements through each room inside. As I tour the offices of Face++ (pronounced “face plus plus”), located in a suburb of Beijing, I see it appear on several more screens, automatically captured from countless angles by the company’s software. On one screen a video shows the software tracking 83 different points on my face simultaneously. It’s a little creepy, but undeniably impressive.

Over the past few years, computers have become incredibly good at recognizing faces, and the technology is expanding quickly in China in the interest of both surveillance and convenience. Face recognition might transform everything from policing to the way people interact every day with banks, stores, and transportation services. 





Technology from Face++ is already being used in several popular apps. It is possible to transfer money through Alipay, a mobile payment app used by more than 120 million people in China, using only your face as credentials. Meanwhile, Didi, China’s dominant ride-hailing company, uses the Face++ software to let passengers confirm that the person behind the wheel is a legitimate driver. (A “liveness” test, designed to prevent anyone from duping the system with a photo, requires people being scanned to move their head or speak while the app scans them.)

The technology figures to take off in China first because of the country’s attitudes toward surveillance and privacy. Unlike, say, the United States, China has a large centralized database of ID card photos. During my time at Face++, I saw how local governments are using its software to identify suspected criminals in video from surveillance cameras, which are omnipresent in the country. This is especially impressive—albeit somewhat dystopian—because the footage analyzed is far from perfect, and because mug shots or other images on file may be several years old.


 


Facial recognition has existed for decades, but only now is it accurate enough to be used in secure financial transactions. The new versions use deep learning, an artificial-intelligence technique that is especially effective for image recognition because it makes a computer zero in on the facial features that will most reliably identify a person.

“The face recognition market is huge,” says Shiliang Zhang, an assistant professor at Peking University who specializes in machine learning and image processing. Zhang heads a lab not far from the offices of Face++. When I arrived, his students were working away furiously in a dozen or so cubicles. “In China security is very important, and we also have lots of people,” he says. “Lots of companies are working on it.”

One such company is Baidu, which operates China’s most popular search engine, along with other services. Baidu researchers have published papers showing that their software rivals most humans in its ability to recognize a face. In January, the company proved this by taking part in a TV show featuring people who are remarkably good at identifying adults from their baby photos. Baidu’s system outshined them.

Now Baidu is developing a system that lets people pick up rail tickets by showing their face. The company is already working with the government of Wuzhen, a historic tourist destination, to provide access to many of its attractions without a ticket. This involves scanning tens of thousands of faces in a database to find a match, which Baidu says it can do with 99 percent accuracy.

Jie Tang, an associate professor at Tsinghua University who advised the founders of Face++ as students, says the convenience of the technology is what appeals most to people in China. Some apartment complexes use facial recognition to provide access, and shops and restaurants are looking to the technology to make the customer experience smoother. Not only can he pay for things this way, he says, but the staff in some coffee shops are now alerted by a facial recognition system when he walks in: “They say, ‘Hello, Mr. '

Apple Finding iPhone OLED Supplier Besides Samsung

Samsung Display makes the best smartphone OLED screens in the world, as evidenced most recently by the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. So it makes total sense that Apple is putting a heavy reliance on the company to supply displays for the upcoming top-tier iPhone set to be announced on Tuesday, which will herald Apple’s shift to OLED technology for its flagship smartphone. According to the well-sourced KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung’s position as the one and only supplier of displays for the iPhone 8 (or whatever it ends up being called) has put the company in a powerful position. AppleInsider reported on Kuo’s note to investors.





 

As the next iPhone event nears, no other company is capable of producing phone-sized OLED displays at the same scale and consistency as Samsung. With slimmed down bezels on all sides, the iPhone 8’s display will the phone’s true centerpiece, so Apple can’t afford any major deviations in quality. LG has made a return to OLED technology with its brand new V30, but the company doesn’t need to worry about shipping anywhere near the same volume as the latest Galaxy smartphones. This dependence also allows Samsung to control pricing on the displays that Apple is buying — and there’s really nowhere else to go at the moment.
"Apple is reportedly pumping billions into LG Display for OLED screens"

Kuo estimates that Apple is paying between $120 and $130 per unit, which is a significant hike up from the approximate $45 to $55 cost of each 5.5-inch LCD for the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is certainly going to be passing that cost on to consumers — and then some. The New York Times recently reported that the iPhone 8 is likely to start at a price of around $1,000. Fancier screens certainly play a part in that, as do the facial recognition capabilities rumored for the phone and Apple’s pursuit of high profit margins.



 

Kuo says Apple is “in urgent need of finding a second source of OLED,” which would take some of that bargaining power away from Samsung’s display unit (which is separate from Samsung Mobile). It would also help resolve supply constraints; it’s expected that the iPhone 8 will be hard to come by during its initial launch phase in the coming weeks.

LG is the obvious go-to, and the Korea Economic Daily reported in July that Apple is pumping over $2 billion into LG Display to secure OLED panels for future iPhones. Google has also invested in LG’s display business, and the Pixel 2 XL is rumored to be manufactured by LG Mobile and use LG-sourced screens.







Source: the verge

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Best OCR Apps For Android


Mobile cameras have doubled as scanning instruments ever since resolutions have been high enough to pick up printed characters legibly.


These apps were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 7.0. For the sake of consistency we photographed the cover of The Lord of The Rings, a random page from the same book (page 200 is where we landed) and a random page from the graphic novel “The Killing Joke”. We took these pictures with the default camera app and ran our OCR apps on those images. These were our findings.

1. Text Scanner [OCR]





Text Scanner [OCR] comes with its own camera app, but does not force you to use it exclusively. You can just as easily load an image from your gallery. The best part that grabs us about Text Scanner [OCR ] is that it just picks up the image and scans it, it does not ask you to identify the text area, it figures that out itself and does not go wrong while doing it.
It picked up the text with complete accuracy (not a comma out of place), it had no trouble understanding the contents of the cover and it surprisingly picked up only the text box from the speech bubble from the graphic novel with only a handful of mistakes. Other apps mistook some of the artwork as text and threw in random letters here and there. However, Text Scanner [OCR] does all of this precisely and without asking you any questions. No other app we tested was this accurate.

2. Office Lens stands its ground with the best


Office Lens, coming from a giant like Microsoft was supposed to do great things, and it does. This is a serious contender for one of the best OCR solutions of all time. Granted it did not even try to recognize text from the graphic novel or the cover, but it more than made up for it with the book scan. It took every element of that page and scanned it in its entirety. Any item it could not scan precisely, was added as an image so you know exactly where to fix things. The result is a fully formatted document that requires maybe an edit or two, but otherwise ready to edit as-scanned. More over, you can export the scan into an app of your choice. It works better with Microsoft’s apps, like MS Word or OneNote, but that works pretty smoothly on others.

3. OCR Text Scanner delivers on promise


OCR Text Scanner  claims to have a scan accuracy of 95%-100%, a claim we have only seen pan out with Text Scanner [OCR]. However, OCR Text Scanner gets pretty close to delivering on that promise. It only scanned a few words from the book’s title, leaving out the ones in large print. You have to manually pick the language as well as the target scan area. Each time you scan you first have to go over an ad (that you can skip after 5 seconds). With all that the page converted was quite accurate (with a rare missed word here and there). The comic book page was recognizable as well. The best part of OCR Text Scanner is that you can even edit the document after scan to correct any errors or add any information (as needed) and all results are stored as .txt files.


4. OCR Pro


OCR Pro is a limited app, in that it cannot read from a gallery. It requires taking images of anything you’d want scanned. That means you will have to take pictures at run-time to make the best use of this. The scans itself were brilliantly accurate, at least for text. In our experience, the ability to precisely scan a document is utmost for an OCR app, but a close second is the ability to scan an image from the gallery. This limits this app’s usability, but that is the trade-off for precision here.

5. Google Goggles both disappoints and surprises


Google Goggles is supposed to be Google’s enhancement to the world. Point that app at a building and it will tell you everything the internet knows about it. Same goes with books and other common objects. It stands to reason that it will serve as the best OCR solution out on the play store. However, that is not what our tests concluded. Google Goggles launches into a camera interface, if you want to scan an older document, it is a bit of a trek. Tap on tap on the Settings Button (lower right) > Gallery Button to access your gallery.
We started the test with the regular page. Upon seeing the results one can tell that it was trying to understand the language of the page rather than actually recognize all the characters individually. In doing so it jumbled the scan quite badly. Just as we were doubting its capabilities, it not only scanned and recognized the text on the book cover, it also gave us the internet resources on Lord of the Rings. That, we suspect, was image processing to recognize the book and just saying what it was. This is not exactly optical character recognition, but it gets results. Similarly, when we scanned the page from “The Killing Joke”. It just posted everything about the graphic novel online but did not scan the text.
As an exclusively OCR app, Google Goggles failed on many levels, however, as a scanner, it went above and beyond.

6. Image to Text Scanner overpromises and underdelivers


Image to Text Scanner is one of the the few OCR apps that actually shows the scanned page juxtaposed with the results. You don’t expect it to be an important feature until you actually experience it and now you wish every OCR Scanner offered the same. This is when the app inevitably gets something wrong wrong, you can immediately compare without having to leave the screen. The scan itself was surprisingly precise. It recognized the Lord of the Rings cover accurately, though it cast doubts on who wrote it. It did not fair well against the graphic novel, but redeemed itself with a precise scan of the actual page.

7. Text Fairy is quite honest about its performance


Text Fairy is a very polite and upfront app. It immediately starts off with an apology that it cannot perfectly scan handwritten content as well as “ornate or colorful letters”. Unlike some of the other apps in this list, Text Fairy uses the system’s default camera app.
At first launch, it asks you to download your required language packs. Once scanned, you are required to highlight the area containing the text. You then have to define if you are scanning one or two columns of text and it takes a few seconds to go through the thing. At the end of it, it gives you a very accurate assessment of how the scan went and where the app ran into problems. Our tests concluded that it was quite good with regular black on white printing, but did not shine with the graphic novel.

8. OCR Scanner is a dysfunctional add-on to Best Scanner


Simple Scanner is a very capable scanning solution for Android. It includes an OCR functionality for your scanned content however, that is a separate download that you could just get directly instead. On first launch, Best Scanner OCR Interface makes you download a language pack. The results are pretty flawed. It did not seem like it was trying to understand the characters. It did not do too well with the cover or the comic. It shows up pretty high on the list when you search for OCR apps, one does wonder why.

9. CamScanner isn’t great with OCR


CamScanner is a popular scanning app and shows up in almost every scanning comparison list on the internet. However, we are here to judge a very specific capability and CamScanner seems to be underperforming as far as OCR is concerned. First launch of app offers an optional sign up option. You can run OCR on text, but a premium subscription is required to edit or share the content. It did not do well with any of our tests. The words were jumbled, some text was picked up garbled, this applied to all three of our tests. In order to import from gallery, there is a Settings button in the upper right corner, after scanning the app, you have to tap on “OCR Recognize” to get started.
We tried to scan the document using CamScanner’s own camera (hoping it would pick up something the default app did not) but the results were just as unconvincing. It might actually set the benchmark for weakest results in all our tests.


Source: ADDICTIVETIPS


Monday, 21 August 2017

Oreo - Android 8.0 gets Name

Google, exactly five months after unveiling the first beta build for the Android O mobile operating system, has given it an official name - Oreo. The 8.0 Android version was unveiled at the time of the solar eclipse event. The search giant few days already confirmed that it will be unveiling the official name of Android O on August 21.




 

Since past few months there were rumours suggesting the company to name Android 'O' as Oreo, given the dessert's popularity across the globe. As the tradition goes, Google has been naming its Android versions after a dessert - Eclairs, Froyo, Gingerbread, HoneyComb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

Ever since its first beta release back in March, Android 8.0 Oreo has been through five developer previews. The latest preview came earlier this month.


Android 8.0 Oreo comes with loads of new features such as Native picture-in-picture mode, Notification Badges, Smart Text Selection, System optimisations, Improved battery life and Autofill with Google Chrome.





Android 8.0 Oreo will also include redesigned Emojis. The company in May confirmed that the company will be rolling out newly-designed stock emojis with Android O. The new emoji set has been in the works for a year-and-a-half and is claimed to be more user-friendly. Google bid adieu its blob-styled emoji a few months ago.


We can expect the upcoming Pixel smartphones to run Android O out of the box. However, some OEMs have revealed a few of of their devices that will get the version. OnePlus has already said its OnePlus 3, 3T will get Android O. Asus too has confirmed the same for its smartphones. We can expect other flagship smartphones launched this year to get Android O as well.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Step On How To Remove Monkey Virus From Your Phone



Method 1 of Removing Un-Wanted Viruses

Before starting turn off your wifi so "android system has stopped message" could not come up.If its coming continuously and you are unable to do anything so simply go to applications>Running and force stop all below mentioned apps if you find any and disable the apps in All Applications Tab that i described below and then start the procedure to permanently get rid of these apps.

1First of all you need to Download some files


  1. Vroot (iRoot) or Kingo Root ( Install on PC)
  2. Titanium Backup Modified Version ( only download this modified version for Android Phone) 
  3. Appropriate drivers for your mobile
If you are using a huawei phone, use this method to root huawei phone.If you are already rooted so move on to Step 5 and no need  of iRoot and drivers,Just Titanium Backup will do the job.
2If your phone is not rooted, then install iRoot and Proper Drivers for your device on your Computer or Laptop.
3Open iRoot or Kingo Root and Plug in your android phone into laptop with wire (data cable) and enable Debugging Mode by Going into Settings>Developer Options>Enable Debugging Mode. If there is no Developer Options then Go to Settings>About and Click on Build Number many times untill you get a message that You are a Developer now.After this you can see Developers option in your Settings.
4Click on root button in iRoot on PC or Laptop to Root your Phone.Your phone will reboot and yes you are rooted now.Move on to next step.
5 Install Titanium Backup from the given link and open it and give it root permissions by clicking on Allow button when prompted to do so.


Titanium-Backup

6Open Titanium backup and Uninstall these applications one by one (Note=Do Not Uninstall "Android System" Main Application)



If you misleadingly uninstall any system application then your device will behave strange but don't worry just restore your application from Titanium Backup if you did so.I have mentioned above for which applications backup is necessary.Below are the pictures of applications which i deleted.These are marked with Strike through like android1.0.

  1. Adobe Air
  2. Android 1.0 
  3. Android 1.0
  4. Android System 1.0 (Not Android System)
  5. Android System 1.2 (Note=Do Not Uninstall "Android System" Main Application)
  6. androidsystem 1.0
  7. com.froyo.satellite (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  8. Guard Service
  9. engrik (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  10. mobileocr
  11. catstudio
  12. measure (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  13. omacp 4.x.x (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  14. thirdpartyapplicatoin observer 1.0 (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  15. com.android.provider.down.2 ( Take Backup before uninstalling)
  16. systeminfo (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  17. com.android.hardware.ext0 (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  18. Time Service (Take Backup before uninstalling)
  19. Time Service
  20. Security Plugin
  21. MonkeyTest
  22. HTML Viewer
  23. com.Android.Provision.Conf 
  24. and uninstall any irrelevant app you find except ("Android System" main application)

Virus-Application-List-of-Android


Virus-to-be-removed-Applications-List


Virus-to-be-removed-Applications-List=2


Virus-to-be-removed-Applications-List-3


Virus-to-be-removed-Applications-List-4

7Now go to settings>applications and Disable any application from the above described apps if you find any one of these in your applications list and clear data of all these.

8Now again open Titanium Backup and freeze apps which you uninstalled before if these are still there.

9Here you Go.You are Done.But for precaution, again go to Settings>Apps and Disable any app you find suspicious.


The Virus has permanently Frozen and Eliminated from your device.Now Restart your phone and turn on wifi without any annoying "androidsystem has stopped message".If you see these applications again in your system,don't worry because now they can do nothing.They are not in your system anymore.They have Removed but left their names in your root folder.If you want to remove their names as well then open root explorer or any file explorer which can open your root directory or system folder.Go to System>Data>apps and delete above mentioned files.



METHOD 2 


Using Monkey Test Remover Tool

Monkey Test Remover Tool


Now you can use the Monkey Test Virus Removal Tool to get rid of these unwanted annoying viruses from your android smartphone without having any further problems.

You need to download these files on your PC:




  1. Now Install These programs on your PC
  2. Your phone must be rooted. Turn on USB Debugging Mode from developer options and connect your phone with PC via USB Cable.
  3. Run Monkey Test Removal and Click on Clean Device/ Remove Monkey Test. You are done.
Monkey Test Remover Tool1


Monkey Test Remover Tool2








METHOD 3

Remove annoying virus which shows advertising and does not remove by Antivirus

Originally Posted by Dimitry Nikitko in other language

First, you will need root access (you can get by using root baidu, swing with 4pda) and terminal emulator.


  • 1) Root Your Phone.
  • 2) Run the terminal, prescribe and give su root privileges 
  • 3) Go to directory command cd / data / app 
  • 4) Prescribes busybox lsattr, from the files of the virus will be left to the flags iaA 
  • 5) Remove the flags of prescribing data for each file virus busybox chattr -iaA tut_imya_fayla / * To tormented by typing the file name, you can use the File Browser Root Browser, find the file there, press the rename, copy and paste the name of the terminal. And also if you are wrong it is typed, the terminal has a hot key: Volume up + w * / 
  • 6) Now you can remove the virus files by typing  rm tut_imya_fayla  
  • 7) The same virus files (usually hidden, start with a dot) may located in the directory / system / xbin, so I advise you to go to paragraph 3, and for him 
  • 8) Remove obsolete entries in the application settings (Settings> Applications) Finally, you can take a break from annoying ads. From now on I do not advise to install applications from untrusted sources.

Source: PKHELPER


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

How To Stop Android From Adding Icons To Your Home Screen

A well-organized home screen is a thing of beauty. When you download a new app from Google Play, it adds an icon to your screen, destroying your work of art. A quick setting in the Google Play app solves that problem.



Head to the Google Play application, then go to its Settings from the three-line hamburger icon. Uncheck the “Add icon to Home Screen” option. You’ll still be to add app icons manually, but they won’t automatically add themselves when you download the app.

Hope this help

How to Improve Peformance of Your Android - Disable Animations

Animations look nice when navigating your phone or tablet, but they can cause delays and even slow down lower-powered devices. Disabling them can improve your Android device's performance.




This trick's been around a little while, so you may already be familiar with it. But if you're new to Android or just upgraded to a new phone and forgot about this, here's what you do:
  1. Make sure developer options are enabled. If they're not, go to Settings > About phone, then tap on Build number several times to enable it
  2. Go to Settings > Developer options, and scroll down to Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale.
  3. Tap on each of the animation options and turn them off.
Remember to leave Developer options turned on to keep the animations disabled. Turning Developer options off will reset the animations back to their default settings. 

NOTE: Some people are noting that this can cause problems in certain apps, so if you experience weird behavior, try decreasing the delay to 0.5x instead of completely turning the animations off.


Source:Lifahacker

Stop Unwanted Notifications From Any App In Lollipop

Newly-installed apps love to enable notifications by default, but Lollipop has a helpful fix in place: when you get a notification from an annoying app, long-press on the notification.




Tap the “i” button that appears, and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can block all notifications from that app at the OS level—perfect if the app’s own notification settings are less than reliable.

This may not be new to longtime users of Lollipop, but for those of us just now getting the update (holler to my Moto X users), this was a nice hidden little feature.

Source:Lifahacker

Saturday, 22 July 2017

How to Avoid Google's Penalty - Guidelines

In 2015, Google announced that mobile searches surpassed desktop searches in at least 10 countries. 56% of traffic on major websites comes from mobile. In light of this, Google’s decision to improve the mobile user experience by various means, such as AMP pages and a dedicated mobile index, comes across as a sound business move.



 

More than half of the 2 trillion searches Google processes each year come from mobile devices. Mobile devices have changed the way we approach search, ushering in new types of habits such as local search, voice search and more. These consumer habits have greatly affected the way search engine providers think about user search intent.

A new type of mobile improvement was rolled out by Google. The search giant has decided to launch a war against interstitials that ruin the user experience. As a result, any website found guilty of showing intrusive popups, banners or overlays (called interstitials) will see its content demoted in Google’s mobile search results. We’ll be looking at what’s being penalized, what’s allowed and some workarounds to help you cope with this new penalty.

Mobile Reality

Two years ago, Google introduced a mobile-friendly label as it began prioritizing mobile websites. The aim was to push websites that offer a substandard user experience to improve their design, code and content. These guidelines are updated quite often as Google aims to keep the mobile user experience center stage:

    Mobile-Friendly Test, Google Search Console
    AMP
    “Guidelines for Mobile Web Development,” Smashing Magazine
    “Responsive Web Design Basics,” Pete LePage, Web Fundamentals, Google Developers
    “Enabling Deep Links for App Content,” Android Developers
    “Google Algorithm Change History,” Moz

With a dramatically levelled playing field, various elements are fighting to be displayed on one small screen. Coupons, offers, newsletter registration, ads, text, photos, social sharing buttons, and live chat are all vying for some valuable mobile screen space. Often, the visitor pays the price as their mobile experience becomes a confusing mess. Google’s latest penalty aims to change how we think about mobile advertising.

Introducing The Intrusive Interstitial Penalty

One recent change made this year is the intrusive interstitial update. This algorithm update has one mission: to penalize for intrusive popup ads that affect the mobile user experience. The update rolled out earlier this year. Certain websites saw their mobile rankings in Google lowered.
Decrypting The Intrusive Interstitial Update

First and foremost, it’s a mobile popup penalty. Secondly, it’s an intrusive popup penalty. Google wants to make sure that ads and popups do not interfere with the user experience on a mobile screen. The intent behind devaluing pages with popups and overlays that take up most of the screen is to help users access the content they’ve requested in the first place.
What Is The Impact Of This Latest Update?

Google will no longer consider pages with intrusive interstitials as being mobile-friendly. Bottom line: Obstructing content on mobile with ads or other popups is against Google’s guidelines. The main target of this update is overlays that gray out the content, making the content inaccessible for a few seconds or until the user miraculously manages to tap the minuscule “X” with their sausage fingers to dismiss the ads. Ads displayed over content are no longer acceptable on mobile. This includes popups that appear when you load the page from Google or when you scroll down. For many websites, playing according to Google’s rules means removing all barriers that could prevent the user from reading the content on the page at any time.

What Is An Interstitial?

Interstitial spaces can be defined as a type of “web page” that appears before or after the page (in a website or an app) expected by the user. Essentially, it is something that blocks out the website or app’s main content. These spaces have served as a promotional tool for many online marketers. They can contain advertisements, surveys, newsletter signup forms, coupons and other various calls to action.


What Constitutes An Intrusive Interstitial?

Intrusive interstitials tend to block most or all of a page, leading to a frustrating experience for desktop and mobile users alike. These ads hinder the experience because they are unexpected and block the content that users seek. On the desktop, they’re annoying at best, but on mobile, intrusive interstitials can ruin the entire experience. Ever had to deal with popups gone rogue on mobile? Google has been relatively straightforward in its definition of what constitutes an intrusive interstitial.


    a popup or modal window that blocks most or all of the content on a page (this is basically a full-screen interstitial above the header);
    a standalone interstitial that’s not responsive and that blocks the content;
    a layout in which the content above the fold has the look and feel of an interstitial and requires dismissal or scrolling in order for the user to reach the main content beneath the fold.

If your popups cover the main content shown on the screen, pop up without user interaction or require a dismissal before disappearing, chances are that they will trigger an algorithmic penalty.

Popups that incite users to choose their country or their preferred language are also targets because they fit the description above of what constitutes an intrusive interstitial. They bother readers and are not a necessity.


What’s Not Intrusive?

Not all interstitials are targeted by this penalty. Some exceptions exist, such as interstitials that are in place for legal or ethical reasons. The following popups do not require a change of size, design or position within a page:


    age-verification blockers that act as a shield for certain content, such as alcohol-related or adult content;
    cookies that use popups that serve as consent notifications as required by the EU;
    any other type of legally required popup.

Gray Area

The official guidelines provided by Google are pretty vague at times. The company’s definition of what constitutes an intrusive interstitial is not clearcut. Many elements are not addressed, such as:

    sticky sidebars,
    related posts,
    share buttons,
    live chat boxes,
    coupon popups.

The jury is still out on whether these elements will be targeted by the algorithm update, even if they comply with the guidelines on interstitials. Navigating this gray area can be tricky. If you want to come out on top, we recommend designing these elements in a way that ensures they do not cover any of the page’s actual content. Making sure these notifications do not hinder the user experience can go a long way towards avoiding a penalty.

What Is Still Permitted (But Intrusive Nonetheless)

Make no mistake, as of 10 January 2017, interstitials are a new ranking signal for mobile SEO. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all types of popups should be banned.
Intrusive Popups Are Still OK on Desktop

This penalty targets mobile issues. Overlays, popups and other types of interstitials will live another day on desktop.

Page-to-Page Interstitials Will Not Be Penalized

Google is not looking to penalize all pages with interstitials, only the ones that searchers could land on from search results. It’s still OK to display an interstitial when a user navigates from one of your pages to another. If a user can find a page by searching for something on Google, then you’ll need to ensure that this page has no intrusive interstitials. If after landing on this page, the user decides to navigate to another page on the website that is not listed by Google, then interstitials would be allowed on that page. Sounds a bit convoluted, but this has been confirmed by Google.


Will You Be Penalized?

Google’s main objective is to make the web more accessible, intuitive and usable, especially for mobile users. If your popups serve a real purpose that add value for the user, chances are you should be OK.


How The Penalty Works?

This mobile interstitial penalty is rolling out on a re-crawling basis. Basically, the next time Google’s bot crawls your website after 10 January 2017, it will evaluate the interstitials present on mobile. The penalty could hurt, but so far the reported impact has been minimal.
How To Identify Intrusive Interstitials

Auditing your popups is a great way to determine whether your mobile website is compliant. Start by reviewing the mobile popups, because desktop popups are not going to be penalized. Prefer small messages such as banners, inlines and slide-ins for mobile pages.

Testing Tool


Google has stated that it will not release an official tool to test websites. However, there is a tool out there, Interstitial Penalty Check, that uses image recognition to identify potential interstitials on your pages. It measures how much space popups take on the screen to flag the ones at risk.


Audit Your Popups

    Identify required interstitials, such as age-verification popups and cookie notifications.
    Identify all other popups, and evaluate them according to the amount of space they take up.
    Make note of any third-party scripts present on your website that might trigger popups. You will often find these if you use a CMS.
    For WordPress users, check your plugins. Some plugins used to display popup messages for coupons, membership offers, promotions and other types of ads need to be reviewed. You might have to adjust the sizes using the plugins’ settings.

Interstitial Design Guidelines

Any banners that take up a “reasonable amount of space” will not be targeted. That’s great news! However, no exact guidelines have been communicated by Google. The recommended size is 15% or less, even in landscape mode, because it still allows readers to access several lines of text.


Keep In Mind What Google Is Looking For In A Positive User Experience

Popups aren’t being banned, but marketing efforts will have to adapt to these new restrictions. Let’s rephrase that: Marketing efforts will have to respect the user’s screen space. Try to redesign any interstitials that were previously considered essential to marketing efforts. You can replace them with a link to a separate page or an inline ad, for example.

For instance, language-selection interstitials can be phased out, in favor of a banner on the website. But first evaluate whether such an element is worth that much screen space: Users arrive with a linguistic context already if they’ve come from Google.
Workarounds Link

If your website suffers a significant drop-off in conversion following the removal of some interstitials, then you’ll have to work around the issue. Luckily for you, only pages listed in Google’s search results are being targeted. If a user navigates to another page on your website, then a popup placed there would not be a problem for Google. The entry page is the issue for the search engine. This isn’t particularly recommended, but if interstitials remain the best way to convert users for your website, then consider keeping them on the website (and away from Google by placing a no-index tag in your code). Keep in mind that this would mean cutting off organic traffic from Google to that page.
News From The War On Interstitials
False Positives Penalties

Some websites have been hit by Google’s mobile interstitial penalty even though they were adhering to the guidelines. Other websites that should have been affected have not encountered any negative impact yet. So, what do you do if you’ve been hit unfairly? Head on over to the Google Webmaster Help forum to give feedback to the Google team.
How to Recover From a Penalty?

If your traffic has suffered because of this penalty, we recommend auditing your popups and removing the ones deemed intrusive. Once that’s done, you’ll have to wait until Google recrawls your pages. You can also submit your pages via the Google Search Console’s fetch and submit tool to kickstart the recrawling effort a bit. This should remove the demotion in mobile ranking inflicted on your website.

Google’s John Mueller confirms that the demotion would be removed in real time when the pages are recrawled and reindexed. This penalty is doled out in real time, meaning that recovery will depend on how frequently Google indexes those pages. For most websites, though, “real time” means waiting until each individual page is crawled by Google and the demotion is removed.


Adapt Or Die: Looking Into New Strategies

Yes, popups are frustrating, but companies use them because they are effective. SumoMe shares recent findings that establish the interstitial’s track record: An average conversion rate is 3.09%, versus 9.28% on average for high-performing popups.

Removing revenue-generating interstitials could hurt websites at first, but losing organic search traffic could hurt their revenues even more. Designers, developers and marketers must work together to find new, non-intrusive ways to generate revenue. A sound strategy would be to leverage content marketing to educate audiences and guide them through the buying process.

This means moving away from interruption marketing towards permission marketing. The first can be defined as an annoying version of the traditional way of doing marketing via advertising, promotion and sales, whereas the latter is about promoting and selling a product to a potential client who explicitly agrees to receive marketing information. Google is aware that many websites are supported by ads.

Its AdSense is based in part on this revenue model. There are pros and cons to this new update. It could mean more time on website, more page views and a lower bounce rate, but it could still harm revenue in the short to medium term. Google representatives have stated publicly that they don’t want confusing ads — so, if there’s any question about what is an ad and what is the main content, you could have a problem. Therefore, label your ads as sponsored content, make them unobtrusive, and you should be fine.

In the meantime, audit your popups, cookie notifications, overlays and big banners to make sure they comply with Google’s new guidelines. Make sure they don’t take up more than 15% of the screen to avoid a penalty. If you do get penalized, don’t panic; fix the issues, and wait for Google’s bot to visit your website again. The bot should notice your efforts and remove the penalty.


Make no mistake, as of 10 January 2017, interstitials are a new ranking signal for mobile SEO. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all types of popups should be banned.
Intrusive Popups Are Still OK on Desktop

This penalty targets mobile issues. Overlays, popups and other types of interstitials will live another day on desktop.

Page-to-Page Interstitials Will Not Be Penalized


Google is not looking to penalize all pages with interstitials, only the ones that searchers could land on from search results. It’s still OK to display an interstitial when a user navigates from one of your pages to another. If a user can find a page by searching for something on Google, then you’ll need to ensure that this page has no intrusive interstitials. If after landing on this page, the user decides to navigate to another page on the website that is not listed by Google, then interstitials would be allowed on that page. Sounds a bit convoluted, but this has been confirmed by Google.
 

Will You Be Penalized?

Google’s main objective is to make the web more accessible, intuitive and usable, especially for mobile users. If your popups serve a real purpose that add value for the user, chances are you should be OK.


How The Penalty Works?

This mobile interstitial penalty is rolling out on a recrawling basis. Basically, the next time Google’s bot crawls your website after 10 January 2017, it will evaluate the interstitials present on mobile. The penalty could hurt, but so far the reported impact has been minimal.
 

How To Identify Intrusive Interstitials

Auditing your popups is a great way to determine whether your mobile website is compliant. Start by reviewing the mobile popups, because desktop popups are not going to be penalized. Prefer small messages such as banners, inlines and slide-ins for mobile pages.

Testing Tool


Google has stated that it will not release an official tool to test websites. However, there is a tool out there, Interstitial Penalty Check, that uses image recognition to identify potential interstitials on your pages. It measures how much space popups take on the screen to flag the ones at risk.


Audit Your Popups


    Identify required interstitials, such as age-verification popups and cookie notifications.
    Identify all other popups, and evaluate them according to the amount of space they take up.
    Make note of any third-party scripts present on your website that might trigger popups. You will often find these if you use a CMS.
    For WordPress users, check your plugins. Some plugins used to display popup messages for coupons, membership offers, promotions and other types of ads need to be reviewed. You might have to adjust the sizes using the plugins’ settings.

Interstitial Design Guidelines Link

Any banners that take up a “reasonable amount of space” will not be targeted. That’s great news! However, no exact guidelines have been communicated by Google. The recommended size is 15% or less, even in landscape mode, because it still allows readers to access several lines of text.


Keep In Mind What Google Is Looking For In A Positive User Experience

Popups aren’t being banned, but marketing efforts will have to adapt to these new restrictions. Let’s rephrase that: Marketing efforts will have to respect the user’s screen space. Try to redesign any interstitials that were previously considered essential to marketing efforts. You can replace them with a  to a separate page or an inline ad, for example.

For instance, language-selection interstitials can be phased out, in favor of a banner on the website. But first evaluate whether such an element is worth that much screen space: Users arrive with a linguistic context already if they’ve come from Google.

If your website suffers a significant drop-off in conversion following the removal of some interstitials, then you’ll have to work around the issue. Luckily for you, only pages listed in Google’s search results are being targeted. If a user navigates to another page on your website, then a popup placed there would not be a problem for Google. The entry page is the issue for the search engine. This isn’t particularly recommended, but if interstitials remain the best way to convert users for your website, then consider keeping them on the website (and away from Google by placing a no-index tag in your code). Keep in mind that this would mean cutting off organic traffic from Google to that page.



Some websites have been hit by Google’s mobile interstitial penalty even though they were adhering to the guidelines. Other websites that should have been affected have not encountered any negative impact yet. So, what do you do if you’ve been hit unfairly? Head on over to the Google Webmaster Help forum to give feedback to the Google team.
 

How to Recover From a Penalty?

If your traffic has suffered because of this penalty, we recommend auditing your popups and removing the ones deemed intrusive. Once that’s done, you’ll have to wait until Google recrawls your pages. You can also submit your pages via the Google Search Console’s fetch and submit tool to kickstart the recrawling effort a bit. This should remove the demotion in mobile ranking inflicted on your website.

Google’s John Mueller confirms that the demotion would be removed in real time when the pages are recrawled and reindexed. This penalty is doled out in real time, meaning that recovery will depend on how frequently Google indexes those pages. For most websites, though, “real time” means waiting until each individual page is crawled by Google and the demotion is removed.


Adapt Or Die: Looking Into New Strategies

Yes, popups are frustrating, but companies use them because they are effective. SumoMe shares recent findings that establish the interstitial’s track record: An average conversion rate is 3.09%, versus 9.28% on average for high-performing popups.

Removing revenue-generating interstitials could hurt websites at first, but losing organic search traffic could hurt their revenues even more. Designers, developers and marketers must work together to find new, non-intrusive ways to generate revenue. A sound strategy would be to leverage content marketing to educate audiences and guide them through the buying process.

This means moving away from interruption marketing towards permission marketing. The first can be defined as an annoying version of the traditional way of doing marketing via advertising, promotion and sales, whereas the latter is about promoting and selling a product to a potential client who explicitly agrees to receive marketing information. Google is aware that many websites are supported by ads.

Its AdSense is based in part on this revenue model. There are pros and cons to this new update. It could mean more time on website, more page views and a lower bounce rate, but it could still harm revenue in the short to medium term. Google representatives have stated publicly that they don’t want confusing ads — so, if there’s any question about what is an ad and what is the main content, you could have a problem. Therefore, label your ads as sponsored content, make them unobtrusive, and you should be fine.

In the meantime, audit your popups, cookie notifications, overlays and big banners to make sure they comply with Google’s new guidelines. Make sure they don’t take up more than 15% of the screen to avoid a penalty. If you do get penalized, don’t panic; fix the issues, and wait for Google’s bot to visit your website again. The bot should notice your efforts and remove the penalty.



Source: smashmagazine

App That Sets You Up on A Blind Dates - No Messaging

Ever needed to go out on a dates with an outsider without informing them first? Me not one or the other, however First, another dating application propelled today, needs to get that going.

Not at all like Tinder and Bumble, there's no swiping included. Rather, individuals interface First to their Facebook records and search for posted dates from an open nourish. 





 

Individuals can scan for dates through classifications like motion picture, nourishment, and beverages. There is even an alternative to seek by who is paying (counting a 50/50 split choice).

Clients who post dates at that point select from those in the region who are intrigued (however, since the date thoughts give time and area, there's no preventing another person from smashing your date).

The date closes four hours before the set time. From that point, there's no informing or trading contact information. Clients can drop twice, yet after that they are restricted.

Like Uber, clients are subtly evaluated after their dates. Individuals who go on a couple of effective dates (according to their evaluations) are then confirmed with a checkmark by their names.

Truman Kain, the 25-year-old organizer, began the application since he "detests sitting idle and needs to make things more straightforward and more compelling in various enterprises, the first is dating."

Since the application is fresh out of the plastic new, it's just accessible on iOS, and there's not a major pool of dates to browse. To start with might be more productive in getting individuals dates, however, since 33% of online daters have never gotten together with somebody, all things considered. Going on such a large number of dates, however can get entirely costly (the normal single individual in America burned through $1,596 on dating a year ago).

An IP Address - VPN

The promotion of the web has made more substance accessible to a more extensive scope of individuals overnight. You don't need to be in Japan to watch sumo wrestling or in Pakistan to watch cricket, and you don't need to live in the U.S. to watch motion pictures, TV appears, and brandishing occasions made in the United States. 


 

In spite of the fact that it's conceivable to get to all assortments of media from around the world, content limitation laws regularly obstruct. Luckily there are various approaches to get around this disappointing constraint, the most well-known of which is to change your IP deliver to one situated in the U.S. This basic measure is all it takes to trap content blockers into supposing you moved, enabling you to stay aware of your most loved shows and games regardless of where you live or where you travel.

What is an IP Address?

An internet protocol address, or simply IP address, is an identifying series of numbers given to each computer that connects to a network. Other devices are also assigned an IP address when they connect, including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras, printers, and so on. Each IP address is unique to that particular device and helps identify it for traffic routing, networking, and other common data delivery tasks.

IP addresses come in two basic forms. One is the classic layout of numbers separated by decimal points that most people will be familiar with. The other is a newer and more complex version created to allow more devices to connect to the internet. Regardless of which version you see, both are used to identify devices on a network.

Two types of IP addresses with essentially the same function:

    123.45.678.9 (IPv4)
    2001:db8:0:1234:0:5678:1 (IPv6)

What are IP Addresses Used For?

The basic purpose of IP addresses is to identify a device that’s requesting information so data can be directed straight to it. When you connect to a local service provider your device is given an IP address, and when you type in a URL you send a request through the ISP’s servers. These requests are tied to your IP so the information can find its way back to your computer once it has been fetched from the internet.

An IP address can be broken down into smaller parts to narrow down the assigned device’s location by country, city, zip code, etc. Websites can also use this information to deliver content specifically tailored to your region, such as customizing which restaurants show up when you search for something to eat. Sites can also use IP addresses to block content altogether, which is how government and business level censorship usually works.

Advantages of a U.S. Based IP Address

Having your internet connected device identify as being located in the U.S. has a number of benefits, both for citizens abroad as well as residents of other countries. With the right IP you can surf the internet as if you were sitting in the U.S., opening up a massive amount of content to download and stream.

Here are some of the advantages of using an IP address:

1. Access streaming videos blocked in your area – It’s frustrating using a service like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, or YouTube and seeing a message that the content isn’t available in your country. International laws restrict when and where movies and TV shows can be shown, making worldwide content availability a tricky feat to pull off. If you’re interested in streaming Netflix or Hulu content, you should be aware that NordVPN, ExpressVPN and VyprVPN all provide this possibility. The majority of popular streaming media comes out of the U.S., however, which means you can easily access it with a U.S. based IP address.

2. Download games not available in your region – The U.S. gets a lot of games before other regions of the world. Timed releases are usually set to deliver content to North America first, followed by Europe, Asia, and Australia at a later date. Some online games run servers that restrict access to certain countries, but if you have a U.S. IP address, you can simply change your virtual location and download whenever you please. This works for many online game marketplaces, including some mobile app stores.

3. Circumvent censored websites – Many governments, universities, and businesses restrict certain sites on their network, making it nearly impossible for people to access common resources like Google or Facebook. By switching to a U.S. IP address, you can identify your device as being from another area and use whatever websites you want.

4. Access accounts while abroad – Some U.S. based banks only allow online access from IP addresses located in the United States. If you’re traveling and need to check your transactions, you’ll have to switch virtual locations before signing in.
Best Option: Use a VPN for a U.S. IP Address

The easiest, the most reliable, the most secure, and the most feature-rich way to use a U.S. IP address is to get a VPN. Virtual private networks are services set up to help protect your privacy while browsing. They act as sort of a tunnel between your computer and the internet, encrypting data so that ISPs and hackers won’t be able to identify the source or the content of the traffic. With a VPN server’s IP address attached to your encrypted information, you can browse the internet safely and securely.

The best side benefit of using a VPN is location variability. VPN providers run networks of hundreds of servers located around the world. You can access these servers with just a few clicks, changing your virtual location from Portugal to Paraguay in an instant. Each server has its own IP address that will identify your device as being in that region. So, if you need access to content in the United States, simply open your VPN software, find a fast server in the U.S., connect, and suddenly you have a U.S. IP address, just like that.

Finding a good VPN requires a little research. There are a number of sub-par providers on the market that will charge too much money, offer poor support or server selection, and endanger your privacy more than they’ll protect it. For every shady VPN there’s a reliable one, however. We used the criteria below to find the best VPN services that offer U.S. IP addresses no matter what country you live in.

Server distribution – If you want a U.S. IP address, you need servers located in the U.S. Most good quality VPN providers have dozens of servers located throughout the United States. Any of these will provide the IP address you need, but if there are more options closer to your physical location, you’re likely to have a faster connection.

Logging policy
– If you’re using a VPN, you’re sending all of your data through another company’s servers. Those companies can keep logs of user activity and store them indefinitely, making it easier for hackers or government agencies to get their hands on the information. The best way to ensure your privacy is to only use VPNs with zero-logging policies. If no logs are kept, no data can be leaked.

Kill switches and DNS leak protection
– An often overlooked area of VPN security are small data leaks that can happen when connecting to the service or if you forget to open your VPN software. The best VPN providers check for this, and they also have built-in kill switches to stop any data from escaping in case of an outage.

Speed –
The U.S. is an ocean away from most of the world, making latency and server speed a serious issue when connecting from another continent. Good VPN providers compensate for this by fine tuning their network to deliver faster connections.

Business jurisdiction
– Although U.S. IP addresses offer a number of content availability advantages, servers located in the country do have a serious drawback: government oversight. Laws in the U.S. do very little to prevent digital surveillance or protect user privacy, which can put your data at risk. A simple workaround is to use VPNs that aren’t based in the U.S. but who still operate servers inside the country. This allows them to be governed by foreign regulations while gaining the benefits of U.S. IP addresses. All of the providers below are based outside of the United States but still have dozens of servers within the country’s borders.


Source: addictivetips