Showing posts with label Google. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Google is giving free $2-$5 Play Store credits to some Android users

Google is giving free $2-$5 Play Store credits to some Android users

Google Play Free Credit

Things are cheaper and almost free to get when we are approaching the year end. Black Friday is ongoing with almost every online shopping platforms. And we are announcing to you that Google is giving free credits worth $2-$5 to Android users using the Google Play Store. What are you still waiting for??? Go grab your offer now!!!

Want To Know If You Have Been Given The Credit?

It’s pretty easy, just open the Google Play store and navigate downward just after the first row of app suggestions. There might be a displaying banner offering a $2, $3 or $5 credit.
Meanwhile, every Pixel 2 or Pixel 2XL users receives a $2 credit while selected users get a $3 or $5 credit. To claim this offer, you’ll need to use the Playstore client on your Pixel phone. (For pixel users)

The credit is transferred to your Google Play balance for app or game purchase of any kind. However, it is limited to in-app subscriptions. Meanwhile, the non-Pixel credit is valid for 2 years.

Note: it could be that the offer is open to US only. However, if this is available in your country, please let us know in the comment box below.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Best 10 Ways You Can Secure Your Gmail Account From Being Accessed By Cyber Criminals

Best 10 Ways You Can Secure Your Gmail Account From Being Accessed By Cyber Criminals

Read the Top Best Methods To Secure Your Gmail Account From Being Accessed By Cyber Criminals

Gmail security

I have come across several methods that can be performed to prevent your Gmail Account from getting hacked.

Gmail accounts which are controlled by Google Inc are now vulnerable to hackers and the rate at which Gmail accounts are being hijacked by hackers is to a very high extent. We all know the usefulness of Gmail accounts being one of the best Email hosting platforms that can be used to access all Google Products with all in one username and password, yet all of a sudden it's gone. Sad as it may sound but do you know that we are actually the one creating room for hackers to access our accounts?

Let's go into the proper business for today.

Top 10 Tips To Employ To Secure Your Gmail Account From Cyber Threats

1. Avoidance of Phishing Mails.

Avoidance of phishing emails

Try never to open any phishing emails which are usually found in the Spam folder. You know, spam messages are automatically moved into the spam folder for safety purpose. Though if you think the messages are not really spam, then you can view the mail and follow the link. But if the mail doesn't attract any sign of trust from you please don't try clicking on the link as it may be a way of accessing your Gmail account.

You may receive an email carrying the following headlines...

Your BVN has been deactivated.
Your Amazon Shopping has been shipped.

WARNING>>> Do not click on the provided link.

Recommended: See how to recognize phishing Emails

2. Using Ugly Email

This is the type of Gmail usually used in recognizing tracking emails. To get this;
Just make a search for “Ugly Email“ in your  Google Chrome browser ( i recommend you should make the search in Chrome Web Store). Having seen the Ugly Email from your search result, just click “Add to Chrome” and a new tab will be opened.
This Ugly Email will be added to your Chrome and you can find it at the top right corner of your Chrome browser.

Now to know if your Ugly Email is rocking well, log into your Gmail account and open existing emails or even new emails and if you should ever see a nasty eye that is somehow devilish in any of the mail you opened, then you should know it is a tracking email.

3. Try Using A Secure Connection

This a very important task you must carry on when logging in your Gmail account.

Try using the secure connection that is seen as HTTPS usually before the web address.

To do this:

Go to Setting»»General»»Browser Connection or better still, you should try using VPN like UltraSurf or VPN Robot for login.

To get UltraSurf on your browser, it's an extension so just go to Settings»»Extensions, scroll down to the end and click “add more extensions”, from the displayed interface make use of the search bar by searching for UltraSurf and from your result click “Add to Chrome”.

So whenever you are browsing with the browser, your connection becomes anonymous, though you can disable the UltraSurf if you wish not to use it for some websites.

4. Always Check Filter Forwarding and POP/IMAP

You really need to take this so serious as hackers may try adding filters to your Gmail account. These filters can secretly pass on emails so long the filter remains in your Gmail account.

To be on a safer side, try getting rid of any filters that look suspicious to you.

5. Try Using Incognito.

Chrome incognito mode

This may sometimes be useful most especially when you are surfing the internet with public devices found in places like Cyber Cafe, hotel and/or others. The usefulness of this Incognito or Private browser is to help you secure your connection so as not allowing cookies to store your web activities.

Recommended: How to Protect Your Android Smartphone From Hackers

6. Google 2 Step Login Verification

Google 2-step verification

This is one of the best security provided by Google. Each time you try to log in from another device, having given your login credentials, you'll be asked to take any of the following google login verification process;
  • Text me a code
  • Provide your backup Gmail account ( if any)
  • Using google authentication app and others.

But I'm only in support of the text code as it is the safest means of verifying you are the one trying to log in. Of course, the hacker can never provide the security code sent to your device to log in.

7. Track your Account Activities

Google - My activity

This is a very important task you should always do. You should always keep an eye on your Gmail account to track every activity going on in your account.

To do this, just log in to My account and at the lower right corner of the platform, you will see “Last Account Activity” just click on details. There, you will see the devices accessing your account as well as the time and location they logged in. So if you notice any unauthorized login, all you have to do is change your password at that moment before the hacker does something else.

8. Avoid ignoring Gmail security alert.

Most of us usually make this nasty mistake of ignoring security alerts sent by Google. You should know that Google only send those security alerts when they feel it's necessary for you to update your security. It may be that they noticed something fishy concerning your account and to make sure it's not hacked, they'll send you an alert to update your security.

9. Try removing apps connected to your account

Do you know that apps are connected to your Gmail account? Whenever you use your Gmail to sign up for any third-party app, they are automatically connected to your Gmail account. Hackers can even try to connect an app to your account via play store and other means. So I recommend you should always remove unauthorized apps from your account by logging into

10. Always update your number.

Never forget to always keep your mobile number up-to-date and if you should ever lose your phone number then try getting a new one and link it to your Gmail account because that's what google will always use to send you a security code.

Other Tips include:
  • Do not disclose your password.
  • Use a recovery email, that is, a secondary email.

So above are the methods of securing your Gmail account from getting accessed by hackers. I hope I've been able to provide adequate security tips for securing your Gmail account.  Please kindly share this post with others using the share buttons provided below.

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

Back view of the Google Pixel 2

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, 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?

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…