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5 Must-have Android Apps That Notify You When Your Battery Is Full

Unless you use an app, you won’t get a notification that tells your phone has reached 100% of full battery. Even though overcharging your phone won’t make your phone explode, it’s advisable not to continue charging it after it has reached 100% as I explained before in another article. These following apps will not only […]


Number Of Loyal iPhone Users Declining, Reveals Study

iPhone fans are generally pretty adamant about switching to Apple’s newest mobile hardware. However, a report now suggests that fewer number of iPhone users are trading in their old handsets in favor of a new variant. The loyalty of iPhone users, which includes their retention and upgrading has declined by 15.2% as compared to March […]


Huawei Says Hongmeng OS Is Not For Smartphones, Plans To Continue Using Android

Even with the US-China trade tensions easing somewhat over the past weeks, Huawei continues to work on its in-house operating system, HongMeng OS, which is also expected to be marketed as Ark OS in some markets. Lately, media reports over the past few weeks have consistently claimed that that the new software is being prepared […]


Huawei Files ‘Harmony OS’ As Another Name For Its Operating System

A new trademark application from Huawei suggests that the company has been working on an operating system called ‘Harmony OS’ for smartphones and computers. According to LetsGoDigital, the application was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office as well as the UK’s Intellectual Property Office on July 12, 2019, and is classified under: ‘mobile […]


IBM Patents Smartwatch That Can Transform Into A Tablet

While Samsung is struggling to fix its first-ever foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, to relaunch it for the masses, IBM is going ham with the whole foldables concept. The tech giant seems to be jumping into foldables with high hopes and a passion that shows in their latest concept. IBM has apparently patented a smartwatch […]


[Updated] New Smartphone OS Promises To Offer Premium Speeds On Devices That Cost Less Than $100

You may have never heard of CloudMosa before but they are working on a pretty fascinating project? They are calling it Puffin OS and they claim that their smartphone OS will make budget devices that cost less than $100 which compete with flagship and premium device. A statement on Puffin OSs website hails the operating […]


Microsoft Promise They Won’t Abandon Huawei Laptop Users

Worry not if you are a user of a Huawei laptop because Microsoft has still got your back when it comes to providing you with security updates. Yesterday Microsoft confirmed: We remain committed to providing exceptional customer experiences. Our initial evaluation of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision on Huawei has indicated we may continue […]


Huawei Will Fully Refund Users If Google And Facebook Apps Stop Working – Report

We all know that the US trade ban on the Chinese giant Huawei has not only impacted the sales of different Huawei products but also tarnished the reputation of the company. The ban has resulted in several US companies cutting ties with the Chinese company, with Google announcing that Huawei will lose access to Android […]


Microsoft Now Selling Huawei Laptops Again

Huawei’s laptops are now back on Microsoft Store online in the United States after disappearing from the site a month ago. In an e-mailed response to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson said: We have been evaluating, and will continue to respond to, the many business, technical and regulatory complexities stemming from the recent addition of […]


Huawei’s Foldable Phone Release To Be Delayed

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold still up in the air, many were hoping to get their hands on the Huawei Mate X to get their foldable smartphone fix in June. Unfortunately, the company has revealed that it will not be launching its first foldable smartphone in June as originally planned. A spokesperson […]


Government Resorts To Using A Vehicle Tracking System To Stop Abuse Of Its Vehicles

If you find yourself at any (most) government institutions, just take a look at their backyard (or front yard) and see how many vehicles are abandoned. A good number of those vehicles are not working because they were in the hands of our public servants who abused these movable properties. In light of this, the […]


5 Alternative Mobile Operating Systems To Android

Android is dominating the mobile and there are no doubts regarding this. According to statistics, Android has a share of 75%, iOS has a share of 22% and remaining operating systems share the rest. We want to talk about these “remaining operating systems” which you probably have never heard of and you will perhaps want […]


5 Reasons Why Your Smartphone Is Charging Too Slow

A phone that charges fast comes in handy almost all the time. When your smartphone takes longer than usual to charge it becomes excruciatingly annoying. I mean, if you charge your phone for longer hours than you use it, then there’s a problem. If you are experiencing this and you have found asking yourself why […]


4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

Laptops are one of the most common productivity tools today- they are portable and quite convenient. Contrary to its name, however, a laptop does not belong on your lap-unless you want to expose yourself to harmful electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation. Your vital organs get an unhealthy dose of electromagnetic radiation from your laptop computer, if […]


Here Are Some Leaked Screenshots Of Huawei’s Future OS

If you’re among the group that firmly believes that Huawei will walk away from Android and become a stronger company, this article is for you. Huawei’s replacement Ark OS – has been spotted in the wild and here’s what it could look like: I said it could look like this because the screenshots shared could […]


Apple Kills Off iTunes After 18 Years 

iTunes has been the talk of tech town recently, as rumours circled that the all-encompassing app was living its final days. And last evening, Apple confirmed its demise at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference event. R.I.P, iTunes. The platform was used by Apple users to listen to music and podcasts, and watch films and TV […]


You Can Now Download Files Up To 200MB Using Mobile Data On Your iPhone

Apple has silently implemented a change in the App Store that’s likely to be well received by iPhone users with unlimited mobile data plans. The tech giant now allows its users to download apps, games and files that are 200 Megabytes (MB) big. The older limit was 150 MB, and anything larger than that required […]


Forget HongMeng, Here’s What Huawei’s Android Replacement OS May Actually Be Called

Saying Huawei is going through a rough patch would be a gross understatement. The company’s Android licence was revoked after being placed in the US Entity list and it currently has a 90-day permit to push out Android updates to its devices. On top of that, it has been banned from the SD Association. While […]


Old Laptop Infected With The World’s Most Dangerous Malware Is Selling For $1.2 million

What happens when the vastly different worlds of art and computer malware collide? The answer is an artwork called The Persistence of Chaos that’s going for US$1.2 million. The Persistence of Chaos is a work by Chinese digital artist Guo O Dong that is literally a 2008 Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Blue Netbook, infected with six […]


Huawei Gets Banned From Using Memory Cards (SD Cards) In It’s Smartphones

Bad news for Huawei continues as another industry figure has cut the Chinese company off. Huawei has been removed the from the SD Association, a non-profit group that sets the standards for SD and microSD cards. SD Association confirmed to Android Authority that it’s complying with the recent executive order that placed Huawei on the […]


More Trouble For Huawei As Microsoft Removes Huawei Laptops from Its Store

After Google’s restrictions on Huawei’s Android license, Microsoft has inflicted more pain on the Chinese company by stopping to sell Huawei laptops on its official store. While that would come as a big shock to Huawei, which is already reeling from the Android restrictions imposed on it, if Microsoft happens to ban Huawei from using […]


Huawei’s Android Replacement Smartphone OS Will Be Called HongMeng- Report

After Google restricted Huawei’s use of Android for its future smartphones, effectively cutting off Huawei from everything Google other than the Android Open Source Project, new reports from Chinese media have come out with the claim that Huawei’s in-house operating system (OS) for its smartphones will reportedly be called HongMeng. While it’s been an open […]


5 Google Play Store Alternatives For Huawei Users

With Google suspending business with Huawei and essentially preventing future Huawei handsets from accessing Google services, it has highlighted a problem that should be taken seriously: what should users do if they ever find themselves being unable to access the Google Play Store? The good news is that if you didn’t already know, there are […]


Huawei Gives A Vague Response To Google’s Ban

Huawei has now spoken since after Google suspended its license from using the Android software. Actually, the official statement addresses none of the burning questions Huawei fanatics have. Instead, it’s blowing its own trumpet by mentioning its contribution to the software ecosystem and also, promising to give security updates to users of its existing phones. […]


4 Apps To Check If Your Android Phone/Tablet Is Working Properly

Whether you want to test the performance of your phone, confirm the hardware configuration, or simply check if everything is working properly, there are apps on the Play Store that can help you get all the necessary info you need. Even if you are not specifically looking for a problem, it’s always a good practice […]


The World’s First 1TB microSD Card Is Now Up For Sale, But It’s Pricey

The first microSD cards capable of storing up to 1TB(Terabyte) of data are here. If you have got $450 burning a hole in your wallet, now you can spend it on a 1TB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card. Retail sites like Amazon will soon be stocked with this microSD card. For that price you get not […]


What To Do And What Not Do If Your Phone Drops In Water

It happens to all of us eventually. Maybe it’s a spilled drink, or a dip in the toilet but the end result is a wet phone. In order to avoid expensive repair costs or being forced to buy an entirely new phone, wet phones need to be dried quickly to prevent damage. Here are some […]


How To Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

It’s not only our phones that we would like to preserve their power during the load shedding, but our beloved laptops too. There are things that you can do to save your laptop’s battery so that you can use these handy computers for long. Turn down your brightness Your display is a huge drain on […]


How To Check Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery On Your Android Phone

You can’t be too careful to make sure your phone’s battery is not being wasted by unecessary apps during the-just-started load shedding. To avoid spending hours without chatting because your battery has run dry, you can find out exactly where that power is going and then shut down unecessary apps. Android’s Battery screen shows you […]


How To Enable Dark Mode For Google Chrome On Your PC And Phone

Google is finally bringing dark mode support to its Chrome web browser. For the Google Chrome mobile app, users will have to enable the feature via Chrome flags. Chrome flags are similar to developer settings for the app, where users can find additional settings and test features. But for the Desktop version of Chrome, you […]