Opera's No log VPN is coming to Android..

After Opera's VPN powered PC browser became success, the company now announced its going to release its no log VPN powered browser for Android platform too.

What is VPN ?

If you don't know what that exactly is VPN feature is, don't worry! Relax.! VPN is nothing but Virtual Private Network, to say in simple words,i would say, this is the feature that will fake your IP address, its like browsing from some other another location while your location is different. For example: If you are based out in United states, and if you turn on the VPN Option Selecting Server based on United Kingdom, then the website that you are visiting will consider you are actually based on a different country, in our case United Kingdom and will provide content based on the location preference. This feature is used  for better privacy protection. Using this feature you can Skip "ISP's blocks (Accessing Website blocked on your country), and website tracking based on the location"
that's it, actually its a pretty much big concept, but the above one is what exactly it is :)

So, in additional to the existing browser features like ad-free browsing, Opera is adding this feature to its existing browser. But right now, since its currently under development phase, the company says, this feature will be rolled out to beta users first, and then it will be released on stable versions.

You can download the beta version of Opera at https://opr.as/app-d1f8f directly from Play store..

Facebook says, No ! Your News Feed Is Not Limited to Posts From 26 Friends !

Your Facebook News Feed will show you only posts from 25 or 26 friends, copy paste this and post on your wall to bypass the facebook's new algorithm and reach Maximum views that's the weird meme or i can even say Fake news that was circulating on Facebook right since it became famous.

The distribution of this fake news started rising again, So Facebook now officially confirms that its not limiting posts only from 25 to 26 people.

In a blog post, published on the site, Product Manager for Ranking (Ramya Sethuraman) of Facebook said, 

The idea that News Feed only shows you posts from a set number of friends is a myth.The goal of News Feed is to show you the posts that matter to you so that you have an enjoyable experience. If we somehow blocked you from seeing content from everyone but a small set of your friends, odds are you wouldn’t return.
You might also have questions like then why you are seeing posts from only particular set of people? Facebook have answer for that question too..

Facebook says,

That’s because the posts in your News Feed are ranked in the order they believe you’ll be most interested in seeing them. The algorithms prioritize posts that are predicted to spark conversations among people. for example, live videos will lead to more discussions than regular videos posts and the posts shared or commented by many people will make you to comment..

So, Next time when you heared or seen post that says, "News feed recently shows only posts from 25 people, copy and post on your timeline that you will never allow facebook to show posts from only 25 or 26 people", it will bypass their  new algorithm, remember that those are fakes and start acting.

Have a good day :)
“Error Encountered” when checking for Windows Updates in Windows 10 and Windows 7 [Solution that Might Work]

“Error Encountered” when checking for Windows Updates in Windows 10 and Windows 7 [Solution that Might Work]

“Error Encountered, We couldn’t connect to the update service. We’ll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn’t work, make sure that you‘re connected to the Internet.” this might be the error message that you might encounter while you click/tap check for updates option in Windows Update. If you got the above error, then you are not the only one, as an article confirming on Microsoft site, says More number of people are affected of this issue..

So, Is this because of any changes you made to PC?

No, its because of   data corruption error from the Microsoft site, which was later rectified and clarified by Microsoft.

 Here is what Microsoft says..

The Windows Update service was impacted by a data corruption issue in an external DNS service provider global outage on January 29, 2019. The issue was resolved on the same day and Windows Update is now operating normally, but a few customers have continued to report issues connecting to the Windows Update service. We expect these issues will go away as downstream DNS servers are updated with the corrected Windows Update DNS entries.

As per the latest update, it seems the issue was fixed, but there are some people who still got the above error.

So, if you are the one, then follow the below steps..

1) First, download Windows 10 Update troubleshooter from Official site,

[Click to download Windows 10 Update troubleshooter on Windows 10 from official site]

2) Run the downloaded tool,

3) Click on Advanced, Make sure "Apply repairs" automatically option is selected.

4) Follow the onscreen instructions,if you still need guide, then check this link]

Running the above tool, will fix the issue in Most cases.

LG unveils Roll Up TV -> TV that can roll up and can go down when not needed, Flexibility in TV's is real!

LG is famous for its breath taking innovations, At CES today LG unveiled its Roll UP TV dubbed LG Signature OLED TV R. The main feature of this TV is flexibility. It can be rolled up and down with just a tap of button.

As expected, this was a 4K  65inch TV but LG doesn't stop there, LG has added a 100watt Dolby Atmos Speaker for a powerful audio.  So, allocating the Special Space for a big rectangular TV is no longer needed. 

Just tap the button, this TV will roll up, fully and will starts playing the content you need. This TV also features a mode called "Line Mode". LG has included this mode especially for music lovers, and those who don't want the big screen to be turned on while hearing Music. Turning On this mode will make the TV to be partially visible (only 1 forth of the Panel will be visible), Just enough to give a player look.

Price of this TV hasn't be revealed yet, but LG hinted it will be revealed during its launch for consumers which is expected for this Spring.

Check out the below video, and see the tv in action.

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Nokia 9 Leak confirms the phone is going to feature 5 rear cameras -> Click to see the expected Specifications..

Reddit reports breach! - How to check whether you are affected? 

Nokia 9 Leak confirms the phone is going to feature 5 rear cameras -> Here are the expected Specifications.

Nokia 9 is the flagship mobile which HMD was expected to be unveiled in the Q4 of 2018, however due to some reasons, it got delayed and now rumors suggests that its going to be finally launched by the end of this month.

Today, mysmartprice leaked a video which looks like a promo video made for this device, this leak confirms this phone is going to sport 5 Rear Cameras (Zeiss Optics) look with the return of PureView.

The video also suggests, this phone is likely to feature 5.99 Inch 2k Display, 6GB RAM, and 128GB Storage and Runs on latest Android update with Qualcomm 845 processor powered on. 

The expected price of this device is said to be around 40,000 Inr ($550 - $600).

WhatsApp Stickers !- Now you can send stickers on WhatsApp both on Android and iOS

WhatsApp Stickers !- Now you can send stickers on WhatsApp both on Android and iOS

WhatsApp is known for making chat Simpler. Today, WhatsApp introduced a new feature of sending Stickers in Chat Conversations. Though this feature is now available only for Beta users as of now, WhatsApp confirms that this feature will be rolled out to all the users in the coming weeks.

How to Send WhatsApp Stickers on Android and iOS?

Sending WhatsApp stickers is not a big task, all you need to do is to Open a chat conversation, click on sticker icon available near to the emoji tab. Once you found the sticker just tap the sticker you want to send, that's it, it will be sent.

When i checked as of now, WhatsApp has added only a few stickers like Coffee cup, heart,etc.. However WhatsApp has added a feature to add additional third party stickers. You can add that by clicking the link, which will redirect you to Google Play Store app.

WhatsApp has never forgotten to introduce a delete option, so nothing to worry, you can delete the stickers that you dont need anytime.

If you wanna try this features like me, you want to join for beta program of WhatsApp.  unfortunately, its already fill.

However, We still have an option, you can try the beta version of WhatsApp available for free to download on third party sites, as usual try at your own risk.

Stay tuned for more daily Updates...

Reddit reports breach! - Here is some information on who are all affected...

Reddit, the popular discussion website has announced that its website was breached by hackers.In a post published on its website, the site confirms that its site was breached, and hackers had access to most part of its servers on a read only mode.

A Short description from their post
                            "A hacker broke into a few of Reddit’s systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old salted and hashed passwords. Since then we’ve been conducting a painstaking investigation to figure out just what was accessed, and to improve our systems and processes to prevent this from happening again".

What happened?
"On June 19, we learned that between June 14 and June 18, an attacker compromised a few of our employees’ accounts with our cloud and source code hosting providers. Already having our primary access points for code and infrastructure behind strong authentication requiring two factor authentication (2FA), we learned that SMS-based authentication is not nearly as secure as we would hope, and the main attack was via SMS intercept. We point this out to encourage everyone here to move to token-based 2FA.
Although this was a serious attack, the attacker did not gain write access to Reddit systems; they gained read-only access to some systems that contained 
backup data, source code and other logs. They were not able to alter Reddit information, and we have taken steps since the event to further lock down and rotate all production secrets and API keys, and to enhance our logging and monitoring systems."
So, is you affected? 

Yes, probably, but reddit says,  people who had signed up in the years like 2007 are mostly affected, and since the investigation is still going on,they are yet to confirm the actual people who're all affected.

  • What was accessed: Logs containing the email digests we sent between June 3 and June 17, 2018. The logs contain the digest emails themselves -- they look like this. The digests connect a username to the associated email address and contain suggested posts from select popular and safe-for-work subreddits you subscribe to.
  • How to tell if your information was included: If you don’t have an email address associated with your account or your “email digests” user preference was unchecked during that period, you’re not affected. Otherwise, search your email inbox for emails from noreply@redditmail.com between June 3-17, 2018.

Whether you're sure that you are affected or not sure, its recommended to change passwords atleast for the sites you visits, if you are the person who uses the same password for different sites.

Since the investigation is still under progress, reddit confirms that it will alert the users through email, that they are affected, if they are found to be..

What can you do?
"First, check whether your data was included in either of the categories called out above by following the instructions there.

If your account credentials were affected and there’s a chance the credentials relate to the password you’re currently using on Reddit, we’ll make you reset your Reddit account password. Whether or not Reddit prompts you to change your password, think about whether you still use the password you used on Reddit 11 years ago on any other sites today.
If your email address was affected, think about whether there’s anything on your Reddit account that you wouldn’t want associated back to that address. You can find instructions on how to remove information from your account on this help page.
And, as in all things, a strong unique password and enabling 2FA (which we only provide via an authenticator app, not SMS) is recommended for all users, and be alert for potential phishing or scams".

Source : Reddit 

This post was last updated on Aug 2,2018 (6.30 PM IST)