Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How to retrieve your deleted or lost browsing history

How to retrieve your deleted or lost browsing history

Have you ever thought of recovering back your lost or deleted browser history on your computer? It is very possible to perform such action but not everyone is aware of this.
At the end of reading this post, you should be able to know several methods of getting back your deleted browser history. Keep reading.

To achieve this, you'll have to install some tools on your PC and set it up to work for you.

Method 1. Using CMD
There's a lot you can do with CMD on your computer and one of them is retrieving your web logs or browser history.
This method uses DNS Cache to restore deleted Chrome browsing history. It requires internet access on your computer and you should not shut down or restart your Computer if you need to restore deleted internet history.

To execute this method, the first step to take is to open CMD by pressing Windows+R and then type CMD

Step 2. Type in the below code in Command Prompt and hit the enter button to proceed

“ipconfig /displaydns”

Here, a list containing all your previously visited websites on Chrome, Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, etc. will be displayed to you.

But immediately you shut down or restart your Computer, all saved DNS cache will be lost. That is, you won't be able to get back all previously visited webpages.

Method 2. Using Systenance Software Index.dat Analyzer

Index.dat Analyzer is one of Systenance's software developed for the purpose of accessing and making usefulness of index.dat files hidden on your computer.

What are index.dat files?
Index.dat files are hidden files on your computer that include all your online activity, that is, list of URL-s, files and documents you recently. These hidden files unintentionally creates potential privacy threats to the user as they can be accessed without the user's knowledge.

Index.dat files exist for some reason only known to Microsoft. According to the company, these files are used to store visited websites which are then used to speed up internet explorer. However, they are hidden files that do not contain an actual web cache other than information about your browsing habits.
There is no prove that these files help to speed up internet explorer, they are just hidden on your computer while they monitor and cache your browsing habit.

Now back to the use of Systenance Index.dat Analyzer.

Step 1. Download and install Systenance Index.dat Analyzer on your computer

Step 2. Launch the software and click on the search button. This will permit the tool to sort out all your browsing history by looking up for the index.dat files on your computer.

Step 3. When the search is complete, click OK to analyze all your history

You can also select your preferred browsing history and decide to either delete them permanently or save them.

Method 3. Using Google's My Activity.
This is an alternative to the above methods, though this requires an internet access as you will be logging on your Google account on the browser you frequently use. Google My Activity page could help you save videos you've watched on YouTube, websites you've visited with that browser, provided you sign in your preferred Google account on the browser..
Now how would you gain access to your deleted browser history?

Step 1. Log on to your Google Account, and go to the Google My Activity page

Step 2. Opening the page, you will see a tutorial on how to use it, skip it if you like and hereafter, your browsing history will be displayed to you. You can make use of the search box to find a specific history.

We've come to the end of this post titled “ How to retrieve your deleted or lost browsing history”. Hope you found this useful? Make comments below if there's anything you want to let us know.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Google is soon to fix the much long Pixel 2 Camera bug

Google is soon to fix the much long Pixel 2 Camera bug

A fix is coming to the Pixel 2 camera issue which has been active since launch
A question on Twitter last weekend probe Google to announce its acknowledgement of the "fatal camera error" bug affecting the Pixel 2 devices.

Users of the Pixel 2 device had a bug with the device's camera and the earliest complaint was online on November 2, two weeks after the device was released in October 19. The bug was noticed when users no longer have the good fun of taking pictures for memory keeping sake. This is as a result of the camera sometimes getting to crash when launched or trying to take a picture. Though, there have been some temporary fix which has been helping users get rid of it. Restoring factory settings and clearing the camera app cache in the setting has been two friendly short-term fix to the bug.

Pixel 2 users will be very pleased to hear that Google is currently working on a fix to the annoying camera bug. This news was captured from the reply by Google to one affected user who has found the temporary fix tips unhelpful.

However, let's be reminded that the Pixel 3 and 3XL devices are soon to be launch in next three months. Hopefully, we shall be having a successor of the Pixel 2 and 2XL flagships which we believe Google will be firing out more stunning and awesome features packed with the anticipating Pixel 3 and 3XL flagships.

Google Pixel / Google Pixel 2 / Google Pixel 2XL

Thursday, July 12, 2018

OnePlus just released a red color variant of the OnePlus 6 at similar cost

OnePlus just released a red color variant of the OnePlus 6 at similar cost

Seems the launch of OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition is not all that the company has to offer. OnePlus has introduced yet again, another variant of the OnePlus 6 flagship— OnePlus 6 red.

The likeness OnePlus has for red colour is becoming obvious. Actually, this is not the first time OnePlus is releasing a red colour variant of its smartphone. Last year, OnePlus officially released the OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition in celebration of OnePlus’ four years anniversary.

This year's OnePlus Red color flagship variant; the OnePlus 6 Red will be released across all OnePlus global markets.

The main difference between OnePlus 6 Red and the OnePlus 6 is the appearance .
The OnePlus 6 Red variant has the same internal specs as the OnePlus 6. That isn't bad anyway.

Full Specs and Price of OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 Red is a shimmery, glossy finish flagship assisted with the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. Around the camera lens and rear fingerprint scanner lies some silver metal highlights.

The price of this red colour variant OnePlus 6 in the US is tagged at $579 and will go on sale from July 10th (US and Europe regions)

In India, the flagship device will sell for around 39,999 rupees and its sales will begin from July 16th.

The OnePlus 6 red is strictly a redesigned flagship of the OnePlus 6 appearance.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Galaxy Note 9 release date, Specs rumours; 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, Bluetooth enabled S Pen

Galaxy Note 9 release date, Specs rumours; 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, Bluetooth enabled S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Be ready for the upcoming update of the Galaxy Note series of Samsung, the biggest South Korean tech company. Samsung has announced that it will be unveiling its new successor of the Galaxy Note series (that is the Note 9) in two months time after which the launch event of the brand will be held on August 9. Get more details about this anticipating Galaxy Note 9 below 👇

Samsung says the launching of its Galaxy Note 9 will be held on 9 August, at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Meanwhile, Samsung teaser video of the Galaxy Note 9 shows off the phone's modified S Pen, which looks set to be made available in gold.

However, we shall be discussing the rumoured specifications and features of the Galaxy Note 9. Hence, rumour has it that the phone is bigger than its predecessors in terms of specs and features.  

Fans of bigger screen resolutions will definitely love this Galaxy Note 9 as it is expected to feature a sizable 6.38in display. This is slightly bigger than the Note 8 having a 6.32in display. The screen could be curved on all sides with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

The phone is also expected to own the same resolution as on its predecessors, that is the 2,960 x 1,440 pixels, the reason being that no news has been heard regards its resolution. According to rumours, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature a 4k display.

However, the phone may also be the first of Samsung flagship to feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner. Just like the Galaxy S9 series, the Galaxy Note 9 is anticipated to probably be powered by the new Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset- depending on the region.

Also, under the hood of the Note 9 will likely be a whopping 6GB RAM just as the Note 8. This will be fun for users who would want to run tons of programs/applications on the phone.  But there is another suggestion that, according to Chinese leaker Ice Universe, the Note 9 will be kept up and running with a massive 8GB RAM and 512GB of Storage. These two alternating stories of the phone's Storage features simply conclude to us that Samsung is yet to make its final judgment. Or probably, this could be a sign that there might be two variant of Galaxy Note 9.

Also Read: OnePlus 6 Specs, price and release date; OnePlus 6 to be powered by a whooping 8GB RAM

Like previous brands of the Note series, the Galaxy Note 9 will come out of the box with a dual-camera mounted on the back, with few advancements. Some of the features of the camera set up including but not limited to;  digital zoom and a bokeh effect. Unfortunately, there's nothing much to talk about the Camera that the flagship device will possess. There hasn't been any reliable leak info like camera megapixels, aperture size and others.

Speaking of the battery, according to the leaks by Ice Universe, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 probably will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery unlike its predecessor having pretending comfort with a 3,300mAh battery.

According to Galaxy Club, the FCC listing include a new wireless charger with model number EP-N6100 that possesses an input rating of 12 volts and 2.1 amperes. This implies that Samsung might also release a faster wireless charger alongside the Galaxy Note 9.
We expect the Note 9 to come out of the box with a headphone Jack and a free pair of AKG headphones. Like every other modern smartphone, the IP68 rating for protection against dust and water is not excluding from Note 9.

Here come the most pronounced changes to be adopted by the Note 9. Samsung is making a big modification to the S Pen we know. FCC listing confirms that it will have Bluetooth enabled. According to FCC, a device referred to as Stylus Pen has the model number EJ-PN960 that matches with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's SM-N960 model number. The similarity is the "N960".The S-Pen will connect to the phone with 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE. This will allow the S-Pen to take pictures and control music wirelessly, it will also be capable of acting as a pointer during presentations, as well as creating digital signatures for authentication. With the 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE support, rumours suggest that the S-Pen will for the first time have a battery.

The Operating System is one area of concentration we do not exclude when we discuss smartphone specs and features.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to have been built on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung's Experience skin on top. On addiction is the probability that the Smartphone might also be launch alongside the much anticipated Bixby 2.0, the latest version of Samsung's digital assistant.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be released in varieties of colours so buyers can make their choice.
According to Galaxy Club, the Note 9 will be available in grey, blue, violet or purple, black
and brown. Also, the S Pen is said to match the colour of the phone.

We've come to the end of this discussion. Meanwhile, keep visiting Oshetech for more news on the Galaxy Note 9 and other tech discussions. Thanks for reading.

Tags: Note 9, Galaxy Note 9, Note 9 Specs and release date

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Another Amazing Feature Just Got Received on Google Chrome For Android

Another Amazing Feature Just Got Received on Google Chrome For Android

Google Chrome is the most used web browser  on both Desktop and Smartphone devices especially Android, and it was developed and being controlled by the tech-giant Google.
Google Chrome browser is winning the pleasure of many users into the world and has got more features much enough for a user to make it his/her preferred browser.

Today, we are announcing to you that Google has implemented an amazing new feature on it's Chrome web browser. What is this feature all about?

Remember when you want to switch between tabs on Google Chrome for Android and the app displays a vertical list of open tabs with the others superimposed on one tab which you might find it difficult to hover between them.
Google has made a change to the display when you need to switch tabs.
The new Google Chrome browser is designed to make flaps horizontal.

The app places the screens side by side, making the screen look a little neat since it would display fewer tabs per time. This is preferable instead of the usual placing of tabs superimposed on one tab.

This new interface of Chrome is available in the latest version of Chrome Canary, an alternative of Chrome browser designed for experimental analysis.

To experiment the change you need to install Chrome Canary on your Android device.

Hover to the app's address bar and type “chrome://flags” then search for “Enable horizontal tab switcher” and enable the option. Restart the browser with the “Relaunch Now” button displaying on the screen.

Please be aware that the test does not warrant that the change will be implemented to the default version of Chrome browser. However, in some cases, changes performed in Chrome Canary are avoided even before a great number of users receives it.

What do you think about this change that is coming to the default Chrome browser? Is it really amazing as this post suggests?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Full specs,  review & price of glass back OnePlus 6 featuring 8GB RAM, dual 20MP + 16MP rear camera

Full specs, review & price of glass back OnePlus 6 featuring 8GB RAM, dual 20MP + 16MP rear camera

Finally the much anticipated OnePlus 6 has been unleashed. Let's get intouch with what this flagship smartphone has to offer. Below are the discussed specs off OnePlus 6 Android fagship.

Let's welcome the new smartphone device coming from OnePlus. The company has revealed yet another flagship Android device, the OnePlus 6.
The flagship device was launched on March 16, 2018, owning the new design, a 6.3-inch,1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) OLED Display screen (with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection).

For years, unibody aluminum case has been the norm for OnePlus. But now the company has established a big change with the OnePlus 6 by introducting a new glass back. According to the company's press release during the launch event, “OnePlus 6 is the first in OnePlus’ line of flagships to feature an all-glass design,” suggesting that the metal backs of the past flagships are going to stay in the past. This means that OnePlus has finally joined the move of other smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, LG, and Huawei having glass on both sides (front and back) of its flagship.

OnePlus 6 was among the first Android devices to feature the all new Android P beta. This flagship device comes with an Adreno 630 graphics, Snapdragon 845 processor, and packed up with a RAM of up to 8GB and a massive 128/256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Though there are variants in the device's storage space and RAM of which it comes with either 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage or 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage.

Following the modern flagships trend, OnePlus 6 spots a Dual 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6", 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8", 1.0µm),
Cameras on the rear owing to features like phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, face detection and others. At the top front of the device is positioned a 16 MP Camera for shooting selfies and making high-quality video calls.


Build: Front/rear glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz)
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Size: 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Display type: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch: Yes
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5, DCI-P3, Oxygen OS

Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)

Primary: Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6", 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8", 1.0µm)
Features: Geo-tagging, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 720p@480fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 2160p@30/60fps
Secondary: 16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1/3", 1.0µm), gyro-EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p

Internal Storage: 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
SD Card slot: No
3.5mm jack: Yes
Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dirac HD sound
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Radio: No
NFC: Yes

- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser: HTML5
Fingerprint: (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)

COLOUR: Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

The mirror black covers the 6GB / 64GB storage variant having its price tagged at $529 while the 8GB / 128GB variant cost $579.
For the Silk White and midnight black OnePlus 6, both colour variant will sell around $579.
There's also a midnight black OnePlus 6 with higher storage of 8GB / 256GB tagged at $629.

The European and UK pricing is something to talk about. For the 64GB of storage, it is priced at €519 / £469, €569 / £519 for the128GB storage option and lastly, €619 / £569 for the 256GB storage variant.

OnePlus says all variants of its new flagship OnePlus 6 have been scheduled to go on sale May 22nd directly from OnePlus’ online store in North America, India, and across Europe.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Microsoft to work with Apple in introducing iMessage to Windows

Microsoft to work with Apple in introducing iMessage to Windows

Microsoft To Introduce iMessage To Windows

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The tech-giant Microsoft plans to bring iMessage to Windows 10 particularly, by partnering with Apple. Shilpa Ranganathan, general manager at Microsoft, officially told The Verge that the company is agreeing to work with Apple on integrating Windows 10 functionality to iMessage.

Last week, Microsoft unvieled it's “Your Phone app” at the BUILD conference. The company says the software will help link desktop and mobile platform, as well as allowing its customers synchronize content between their smartphone and desktop so as to easily view notifications, send texts and copy files from within Windows 10.

The issue of this Microsoft new software is that, it won't allow synchronization with iOS devices especially user’s messages.
According to Shilpa Ranganathan, general manager at Microsoft;

“We will actually have photos on iOS and notifications as well. Apple does make it a little harder for messages, but we’re very willing to work with Apple. I want to do this in a supported way with a respect for the ecosystem we’re building on and at the same time make it a delightful experience. Messages is what is keeping us from being where we need to be compared to Android, but we need to work with Apple.”

There's a lot we do with iMessage. iMessage supports stickers, mobile payment, third-party apps, games and many more features and all these are planning to be replicated over to windows, an immense acquirement of Apple's user experience.

The Your Phone app synchronizes content between your smartphone and your Windows PC using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The app will be unleashed to Windows insiders before rolling out to everyone in October when the Windows 10 is expecting its next major update.

Currently, the iMessage world is compatible with iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac and Apple Watches. This is one of Apple’s biggest differentiators over Android.

Do you think Apple is really ready to work with Microsoft to share one of its biggest features outside its ecosystem?

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Instagram adds new data download feature to export pictures and user data

Instagram adds new data download feature to export pictures and user data

Instagram now lets you download all your uploaded pictures on Instagram to your device.

This is one feature users have been wanting from Instagram and it has finally been unleashed, though only available in the web version for now, but it should be accessible to Android and iOS users soon enough.

All thanks to Europe’s upcoming GDPR privacy laws that demand all tech companies to be more true and open about the kind of user data they hide. It also authorizes that they allow users to download a copy of the data anytime they want.

Now you can download all or some of your pictures simply by asking Instagram to release a copy of your data and a link will be sent to the registered email on your account. This link is what can be used to download your photos.

Source: The Verge

Monday, April 2, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to start receiving Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to start receiving Oreo update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next smartphone to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo OS update. This was confirmed by T-Mobile product manager, Des who published a tweet on twitter.

Des says the Oreo update will start rolling out to all Samsung Galaxy Note 8 device starting from April 1.
Reports from AT&T says that users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Sprint are receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The new OS update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched in the US with N950USQU3CRC2 as the build number. The update size is about 1330MB (that is 1.3GB) and it comes with the March 2018 Security patch. Also with this Oreo update being available to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 includes the Samsung Experience version 9.0, Oreo’s Picture-in-Picture, Autofill feature and more…

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Google bans Uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Apps

Google bans Uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Apps

New Security Check from Google!
Google is blocking unregistered/non-recognized devices from accessing Google apps, but there's an exception for Custom ROMs.

Android devices are much fun and easy to use with its designed Operating System by the tech-giant Google.

In as much as there are many Android brands manufactured by various companies, Google distributes its OS to these manufacturers, offering them legal certification for use of Google products. However, many other manufacturers don't get this legal approval but forces their Android brands to get all of Google products.

If you distribute Google’s official Android apps (such as the Play Store, Hangout, Chrome, Maps, etc.) on your Android device, it means the device is certified by Google.
Devices like Amazon’s Fire OS tablets and most Chinese smartphones sold in China do not get the legal certification from Google. These non-certified devices are not supposed to contain Google apps on them. But most users usually find their way to slideloading Google’s apps at the time of their need for them. Moreover, some unworthy manufacturers ship Google software without getting Google certification.

How Is Google's New Plan Going To Work???
Here's the breakdown;

This time, if you attempt to run Google apps on your Android device, Google checks the build date of your Android system image. If your device is non-licensed and is running a version of the Android OS that was compiled after March 16th, 2018, Google apps won't run. Say goodbye to slideloading.

For Custom ROM users, there's a way out!
Custom ROM users who like to download specially designed version of Android can now register their device with their Android ID to permit Google apps to run on it. Though, there's a limit of 100 device per user which might not be convenient for highly producing ROM testers.