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5 Tips to Extend Battery Life on your Smartphone




Smartphone Batteries don’t last forever, and certain devices have a screen time that is almost embarrassing. Those big, luscious AMOLED and LCD screens and taxing apps are an obvious drain on your battery, but to make your Android last longer, there are plenty of things you can do behind the scenes. Let’s explore how to improve your smartphone’s battery.

Working of Batteries

First, some backstory: there is either a lithium-ion battery or a lithium-polymer battery on most smartphones. However, both are simply lithium-ion, and as such do not have a ‘memory,’ which ensures that from any stage you can charge them – you don’t have to discharge them entirely before charging them up – and you wouldn’t have to fill them all the way to 100 percent.

These types of batteries actually suffer from low-voltage issues, so it’s actually easier to charge them partially (say, from 20 percent to 90 percent) than to charge them entirely and drain them completely. However, battery care is still up for discussion, because there will be someone for each agreed tip who says it makes no difference. Only find the ones that work for you and you can increase battery on your Android device.

Most gadgets published nowadays do not have removable batteries, to our chagrin. It seems like it’s not going to improve anytime soon. And they still need to be optimized, especially for demanding new games, despite most of them being close to 3,000 mAh. Take advantage of any of the following tips to really get the most out of your smartphone.

Tips to Extend Battery Life on your Smartphone

1.Using a Black Wallpaper on your Smartphone

Use a dark-colored background if your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices). Black wallpaper will improve battery life since only the colored pixels are illuminated by AMOLED screens. Black pixels are not illuminated, because the darker pixels you have, or the darker pixels, the less power it takes to illuminate them.

  • Tap the link here to download a totally black wallpaper.
  • Now, save your image and go to your settings.
  • From there, pick the wallpaper and scroll down to the gallery.
  • The black wallpaper you just saved should be available for you to search.
  • Hit set to lock the screen and wallpaper.

2. Doze Mode

Since Android Marshmallow, Doze mode has been around but has been expanded with newer versions of Android. Doze would operate beforehand only if the smartphone had been stationary for a while. But now, as it’s being passed around, it can also function (in your bag or pocket when you’re on the go, for example). The computer just has to be switched off to work.

In essence, Doze mode only shuts down stuff that you don’t need, depending on how long it’s been since you touched your phone. Network communication is disconnected and syncing only occurs at specific times. More items are avoided, such as GPS, Wi-Fi scanning and all syncing, when you are away from your phone for longer.

3. Turning Off Google Assistant

Stop your phone from always listening. Google Assistant is a fantastic and often very functional feature. The problem is that it can wreak havoc with your battery. Especially if you don’t actually use it or only use it occasionally.

Go into Google>Search from your Settings menu and tap Google Assistant>Settings heading. On the next page, select your device and toggle off Google Assistant for longer battery life

4. Keep your Apps Updated

Keep upgrading your apps. Developers are constantly upgrading apps for a reason, and it’s for memory or battery optimization most of the time. Also, keeping the software updated means you have the best possible optimizations. Similarly, delete old apps you no longer use, so background processes that chew up RAM and battery life might be running.

You should go through them individually once you have checked that your applications are up-to-date and check if they are designed for battery life. This can be accomplished very rapidly. Only go to Settings and tap the Battery button. Hit the menu button from there (three dots at the top right of your screen) and go to Optimize the Battery.

5. Use Greenify

Greenify actually works, unlike many Android apps that claim to improve performance and boost battery life. When they are not in use, Greenify lets you bring other apps into hibernation, stopping them from running in the background.

This frees up device energy and improves the efficiency of batteries, but takes a little thought. You can’t just hibernate any installed app so that Greenify is effective. But this is a useful tool because there are a lot of Android apps that perform acts that you don’t know about, or necessarily like.

Smartphone Batteries
Smartphone Batteries

Have we missed anything? What are your top tips for saving batteries? In the comments, tell us about them.

Also Read: What is an SSD? Learn What it Is and Why You Need One

Dave Daniel has been a Freelancer and Blogger for the past 3 years and is now the proud owner of The Tech Vamps. He has Expertise in the Areas of Technology, Science, Gaming, Gadgets, Hacking, Web Development, etc.

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Hacking – A Fullstop On E-system




Hacking – A Fullstop On E-system

Passion or Madness: Now days, it has become a passion to learn how to hack. Some of us do it for the sheer challenge, some for the sheer love for learning and new technologies. Regardless of what the reason is, with every hack someone is trying to improve the technology we rely on.

There are many hacking related skills one can learn, depending on the person and the type of hacking they want to do. As there are many opportunities and facets to the hacking world, it makes it complex to learn all things related to it.

But, it is never too late if you have the right information and the right techniques. In order to make sure that you have all the information you need, you can always study and learn hacking. The best part of it all is that, for all you know, you can be the next hacker that redefines the way we think about security.

Mentoring: There are many opportunities available for collaboration and snooping on hackers. If you have an interest in snooping on hackers or have the opportunity to learn from them, consider taking a class or participating in a workshops. You might be surprised how much knowledge they have about the technologies they use… and you can use what you’ve learned and put it to good use.

Sniffer: We have tools now that can let us track IP addresses. We can also tell how far away the IP address is from us, and we can sniff for firewalls, viruses, and other threats. We can also reveal a lot of other information about the person/company that we are dealing with.

Cache: We refer to the temporary files that store all the information that has been fetched over the net. Actually, the term ‘cache’ is a bit misleading. The information is not stored in order and there is no order to it. The information is usually stored in memory and while it is loading it is also stored in a temporary location so that it is not immediately discarded. The temporary location is emptied when the request for the information is finished and then the information is discarded.

Many hacking tools use a variety of modes of communication Protocols (Speakers, Morse code, Direct Sensing, etc.)


•http which is a general term used for HTTP/ActiveX and often used by many InternetBrowsers, presents significant security risks. It is a specification supported by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and is responsible for the functioning of the World Wide Web. The primary concern of the IETF is the transfer of files and processes over the Internet.

The subsequent technologies, which are often but not always classified, follow between HTTP and TCP/IP and SPI.

Internet Protocol (IP)

•IP over SSL

• Internet Protocol (IP) is a set of protocols that offers Internet users the ability to communicate online using the TCP network. The IP protocol applies resource sharing and addressing methods among the computers on a network and is responsible for the flow of information exchanged during online transactions. Online users consists of computers that have been granted access by an Internet service provider (ISP).

Online Systems Management (OSMP)



o Virus Bulletin No. 9110 provides updates on viruses that are specific to the Microsoft IIS 5.0 Extended Validation SSL Certificate. This Microsoft SSL certificate enables you to secure private data that pass through, including documents, e-mail messages, and on to databases, which store user credentials and other private information. This certificate also enables your site to display a secured page now and later, when your users click a protected link.

The CSR data must be verified and properly transformed in the digital object before it can be authenticated and then encrypted. Therefore, to access the signed certificate, the user must have the Bit-Authentication turned on for the Microsoft Exchange 2007 Online Explorer (E), which comes with the SSL functionality.

Effects of Certificate Fraud

A fraudulent Certificate could cause several problems for the user. The certificate could be fraudulent in the sense that the name of the sender or any essential part of the signature block is misrepresented or false. Physical inspection of the AIA may also be performed by an authorized third party, such as an auditor, in order to confirm the fact that the web site is legitimate. If SSL authentication is possible and has been enabled on the site, the browser will display a padlock and indicate that an SSL certificate is secured.

Reasons to Prevent Certificate Fraud

The instances of certificate fraud may be reduced if users and businesses implement evolving strategies and are informed about how the security process & monitoring mechanisms work.

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How To Avoid Spyware Before It’s Too Late!




How To Avoid Spyware Before It’s Too Late!

Unfortunately, most people don’t pay much attention to the threat posed by spyware until their level of infection has become acute and their private information has been compromised. The final result is that they become subject to an identity theft attempt. New methods of attack are being developed all the time and you need to get up to speed on the subject and stay informed of changes as they occur in order to know how to protect yourself.

First of all, if you are a careless surfer you are living dangerously and eventually you will get nailed. The smart thing is to set your computer environment up with a secure defensive perimeter and to prevent unauthorized access to your computer and check out any personal information that you have stored on your hard disk. If you surf the web, open attachments or use peer to peer applications then you risk being victimized.

The statistics are staggering and reveal just some of the tremendous amount of personal information that is present across the internet. According to requirements imposed by the federal government, we can all be traced back to our IP address. With that information in the wrong hands, a lot of people have a lot of problems.

The only solution is to minimize your risk of exposure. This requires you to be careful about the type of information that you divulge while online. Don’t assume that you can just offload your personal information to sites that are willing to accept financial information. Sites that are willing to acquire your information will have an address that you can contact them to confirm their legitimacy.

Other risk factors include file sharing programs, so you should download and install programs like the well-known P2P file sharing programs like BeXTRA or CoolWebSearch that help you keep your computer free from harmful viruses, hackers and worms. Surfing anonymously will also help keep your privacy since no one will be able to trace you and your actions.

Why should you risk it?

Secure surfing is one of the best ways to protect your identity and personal information. It’s not hard to understand why most people begin to take a liking to the idea and begin to make regular trips to the local library to surf the internet and download files. The truth is that they should avoid these activities because it is possible that they are the victims of online thieves.

The trailblazing technology of today has helped to make the whole process much safer and understanding students to use the internet and avoid harmful viruses. However, these efforts have not been able to totally rid the internet of its infamous reputation as a source of crimes and victim of fraud. Users that have criminal intent will never be able to track you using your IP address because mobile malware and other malicious programs will also be unable to track you.

Using this technology will also help you to stay protected since you will be able to encrypt your data which will render it totally unrecoverable once it is deleted from your computer. There are numerous applications available when it comes to protecting yourself from cyber crimes; one of which that is available is the IP hiding software. This software enables you to surf the web undetected through the IP address of origin. After the IP address is hidden, the site you visit will pretend to be from the computer you are using.

This is because the site is actually acting as a proxy server; one that originates from the computer you are using. If you are currently using a site that you are not sure of, then visit a local library or search online for a few reviews about the product.

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