How to protect your cell phone?

“The only body organ that is detached from my body is my cell phone”, this line was quoted on Twitter by one of a very well-known celebrities. This simple line gathered a lot of appreciation and retweets. It actually expresses the importance that a cell phone holds in the life of common man. Imagining the life without it is difficult. On one hand, mobile handsets have made the life easier and on the other, it has made the users insecure. People live in the constant fear of the loosing the important and confidential data that the phone holds. Earlier, people used to store their details in dairies, but now life becomes miserable if the contact details are lost. Not only this, protecting the handsets from bangs, drops and theft is also a task.

The article talks about the ways through which you can prevent these loses. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. You can’t avoid them completely, but taking reasonable amount of precaution is always recommended. Here are some of the points that will make sure that your personal data don’t end up in wrong hands and your expensive handset is protected.

1.Secure data with strong password

Setting a strong password by using the alphanumeric characters is the first line of defense that you can provide to the stored data. Don’t save all your passwords in the phone, especially, if you are using phone banking and other such facilities. You need to take extra care when you are using any open Wi-Fi network that is unprotected. These  networks make it easy for the hacker to sneak into your internet activities. You may use social media sites, but avoid using emails, internet banking and other such apps.

2.Use security app

You will find a lot of security apps at your mobile store. Provide a secondary layer of protection to your phone through these apps. Install Anti-virus and App Locks. These software can reduce the vulnerability of your phone, but you are still required to be cautious. Don’t download any third party apps. Avoid clicking on the links or emails that you receive from any unknown source.


There is always a threat of your phone facing any hardware related problem. It sometimes happens that your cell stop working and the only way to bring it back to it’s normal working condition is to reset it. Prepare yourself for such situation by keeping a backup. Without a backup, you will loose your entire data and information. You can keep the backup in your laptops or at any place, from where you can access it easily.

4.Deal with theft

Don’t leave your phone unattended. Keep it out of sight when you are at a crowded place. Keeping it in your hands or in pockets is invitation to theft. If you still loose your phone, somehow, then, the first thing you need to do, is to enable remote wipe. As soon as the thief will switch it on the entire data will be wiped. The next thing is to file a FIR as your SIM card can be used for any wrong purpose. You surely don’t want to land into trouble. You already have the backup of data, so, the next thing is to track it, if your phone has an inbuilt device tracking app. You are almost ready to deal with the crisis. For the monetary lose, you must be having the insurance as mostly all the smart phones are insured at the time of purchase.

5.Cover your phone

The external bangs and drops are equally hazardous. They damage the hardware from within. Moreover, you can’t afford to have scratches on your expensive handset. Use a full body clear protector that covers the cell entirely. Tempered glasses are a must to keep the screen safe. You can get a phone case as well. There are cat themed phone cases, available in the market, that has kitties printed on them. Allow your feline to protect your handset. Along with security, the kitties will add a subtle charm to your mobile.

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— For your cellphone (@forcellphone) August 25, 2016

Don’t just sit and wait for any unwanted thing to happen to the appliance that is so important to you. Take precautionary measures and be ready for such undesirable situations.

Source by: Emma B

Mms – the Best Messaging Technology

MMS is a multimedia messaging service and has created a revolution in the messaging method. MMS provides an entire multimedia experience of photos, text, pictures, animations, audio and speech. By using the MMS, the mobile users can send their multimedia messages from their multimedia enabled mobile handset to other email and mobile users. With the MMS technology the mobile users can receive multimedia messages from mobile users, multimedia enabled applications and email users. MMS can support audio formats like WAV, MIDI and MP3. MMS is also used for sending Video clips of a movie or show to other mobiles.

MMS functions in a way similar to SMS. A SMS contain text messages with minimum character limits. But a MMS can send messages with more text capacity. SMS has limitations like only pictures and text can be sent. MMS is user friendly as you can send audio and video clips with text. It provides you advantages like by using MMS you can receive certain MMS messages after your working hours. Older mobile handsets will not have the MMS support and so you cannot have the MMS technology inbuilt in them. Recently introduced handsets of Sony Ericcson, LG and Nokia companies are Multimedia Message Service enabled. The price of these mobile sets has also been reduced significantly. All the service providers have also started to offer MMS to their customers. MMS is used by all the mobile users and has reached similar acceptance level like SMS.

MMS provides the user complete multimedia knowledge and is definitely going to increase the mobile communication usage. Many in the communication industry, for networks of 2.5 G and 3G, consider MMS as one of the biggest potential moneymakers. It is a standard telephony messaging system that allows transferring messages containing multimedia objects like video, audio and objects along with text messages as in SMS. MMS is mainly used in mobile networks along with similar messaging systems like Mobile Instant Messaging, SMS etc. In today’s context, MMS is considered as best and proven messaging technology and it has surpassed Electronic mail and SMS. The penetration of MMS was slow and though it was introduced into the market way back in 2002. In the recent years it has attained mass-market acceptance. By improving its technology, MMS has reached wide adoption by major market players as it offers them greater business opportunity in the whole telecommunication market. Short Message Service or SMS is transformed in full form as MMS. With the MMS technology in a mobile handset, the mobile user need not confine his messages to text only. MMS is designed to operate with GPRS, 1x/EVDO mobile packet data services.

MMS enables a large number of applications used for private communication, business, entertainment and information. MMS is delivered in two modes and they are immediate and deferred. You can take a snapshot using your camera phone and send the image by using MMS to your friend with animated picture messages. You can also send your favorite audio files and can also do simultaneous playback advertising. MMS faces lot of challenges like bulk messaging, distribution lists, WAP Push, handset configuration and content adaptation. MMS is different from EMS that is Enhanced Messaging service that is SMS with additional capabilities. MMS is going to be used as community-based communication method in the future years.

Source by: David Hensley
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Cell Phone Recon Product Review – Track Your Child's Cell Phone

Cell Phone Recon Product Review

Product Overview:

Cell Phone Recon is software that gives you the ability to secretly monitor your cell phone. The software logs all of your incoming and outgoing text messages, call history, and emails. The software will also allow you to track your phone location via GPS, so if you lose your phone, or just want to check its location, you can easily find it. Perfect for monitoring your child’s phone, or even your spouse’s phone. Use to investigate suspicious behavior, or to get peace of mind.

The software is installed in “stealth mode” and runs completely hidden in the background, meaning that there are no traces of the monitoring software on your phone.

To view the logged information, simply log into the administration panel via any internet browser, and every text message, email, and ingoing/outgoing phone number will be listed. In addition, the exact street address will be listed next to each text message, phone call, or email, letting you know exactly where the phone was when any of those activities were logged.

For example, if your child text messages or calls you and says they are staying late at school to study, you can check to make sure they are really where they say they are.

Installation and Setup:

Installation is straightforward and simple. Cell Phone Recon comes with an installation web address and license key. Go to the web address on the mobile browser on your cell phone, enter the provided license key, and the phone will install the Cell Phone Recon software. Installation takes just a couple minutes, and when complete, the Cell Phone Recon software will be actively tracking and monitoring the activity on your chid’s cell phone.


While the software is operating on your phone, you won’t see any notifications, windows, or indications that that all of your text messages, emails, calls, and GPS location is being monitored. This is for both ease of use and stealth operation. Phone activity is invisibly transmitted via your phone’s data connection.

Each product license can be installed only on one phone at a time, so if you get a new phone, or need to monitor a different phone, just uninstall the software, and re-install it on a new phone.

Viewing Phone History and GPS Location:

Reviewing call logs, emails, text messages, and logged GPS data from your phone is also straightforward. Log in to your administration panel on any internet browser with your username and password, and all of the data is presented to you in an easy to read table format. You can even sort the table by date, time, address, or phone number.

You can also export the logged phone data to a CSV file (used by Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs) for a quick and easy backup of all your phone usage history.

The GPS tracking feature has another convenient purpose – it records the location of where the phone is at when a particular logged action took place. So if you call your child, and they tell you they are staying late after school, you can verify this by looking at the location on a map. You can also see where the phone was when it sent or received a text message or email.


Cell Phone Recon is compatible with most major smartphone brands – Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian OS. It has been tested to work with T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and many other US carriers. The one major smartphone that the Cell Phone Recon is not yet compatible with is the Apple iPhone, due to the fact that all programs that run on the iPhone must be approved and sold through Apple’s App Store. If you are looking to monitor an iPhone, you would need a product such as the iPhone Recovery iSpy Stick.


  • Stealth operation for covert monitoring
  • Monitors and records all ingoing/outgoing emails, call history, text messages, and emails
  • View logged information from any internet browser
  • View GPS location of phone on Google Maps
  • Works on almost all major cell phone brands and service providers
  • One-time license fee gets you 5 years of unlimited monitoring


  • Unable to work on Apple iPhone


Overall, the Cell Phone Recon offers a very comprehensive set of cell phone monitoring features. With the ability to log every incoming and outgoing text message, email, detailed call history, and GPS location, this product is a very useful piece of monitoring software for smartphone owners.

Legal Disclaimer:

Cell Phone Recon can only be used to monitor phones that you own, for example, your child or spouse’s cell phone that you pay for. Using this software on a phone that is NOT yours may be illegal. Check all applicable state, local, and federal laws before using this product if you are unsure whether or not your intended use is legal.

Source by: Jason Levine

Could the iPhone 8 have a large battery indeed? LG tipped to supply L-shaped cells for the 'iPhone 9' as well

A new report out of Korea claims that Apple has tasked LG Chem to be an exclusive supplier of “L-shaped” batteries for next year’s iPhone 9, or whatever Apple decides to call it. While it is still early in the game to talk about a 2018 iPhone, the one that is about to be announced this fall is likely already a done deal for Apple in terms of development, and now the eyes are on the next challenge.
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Best new Android and iPhone games (late July 2017)

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Expect no restrictions to genre: from RPG to strategy, to shooters and puzzlers, sports games and all else. Everything as long as it’s fun, well made and not choke full of ads.

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Free iPhone application can make you rich!

Generate a good Cash flow on your free iPhone app

If you have an idea of an application for the iPhone, and are willing to give it away for free, you might have a chance to make serious money on it anyway.


Develop your app for iPhone

First, get hold of the iPhone SDK (software Developer Kit) and get your program made, then get it launched on the Apple market place for application – App Store.

Approve that the application can use Apple iAd, and wait for the response. If your application gets downloaded and used, a revenue stream will come to you as a function of the iAd and not the sales of your application, which is free.

So what is iAd?

iAd – The in-app advertising system Apple offers to developers of iPhone apps.
The iAd system allows developers to include advertising in their apps to earn more money or subsidize free apps. The ads can offer sophisticated interactivity and animation.
Apple sells the advertising and serves the ads from its servers. Revenue from the ads is split 60/40 in favor of the app developer. iAd made its debut along with iPhone OS 4.0 in 2010.

Apple officially launched a developer preview of the iPhone OS 4 in August 2010 with integrated ads, location, and multitasking, promising that most users will have access to it.

Steve Jobs said that the next generation of the most advanced mobile operating system in the world by Apple, contains several enhancements to the OS that users have been asking for, including “tentpole” improvements like multitasking, background task completion, and background location. In total, over 100 new user features were added.

Some, including multitasking and the ability to create folders, have previously appeared in other mobile operating systems. Apple also officially launched its “iAd” mobile ad platform, which will be integrated into the OS and will provide a way, in the words of Jobs, “to keep free apps free.”

Keep applications free

“We’re just babes in the woods,” in mobile ads, Jobs said, adding that Apple would host the ads but not design them. Instead, the company will leave that work to ad agencies and the developer network.

iAd will combine the ability of the Web to provide interactivity, with the ability of TV ads to generate emotion. Apple will keep 40 percent of all ad revenue, ceding the other 60 percent to the developer. By theoretically placing an ad every three minutes in front of a user (who, Apple’s research has found, spends an average of 30 minutes using apps), multiplied by the 80 million iPhones and iPod touches sold to date, is an “incredible demographic,” Jobs said.

iPhone 3G owners and owners of the older iPod touches will not be able to take advantage of some of the capabilities of the new OS, including multitasking, because the hardware simply does not support them.

20 year old Norwegian Erik Storli makes around 1500 USD pr day on his iPhone app which turns the iPhone into a flashlight. So far, 350.000 persons have downloaded the free version of the application in the USA and around 1000 from other parts of the world. The application is free in the US, however costs around 99 cents in the rest of the world.


All this is well and fine, but…

1. You need a Good idea

How do you know if your idea is a good one? The first step is to even care if your idea is solid; and the second step is to answer the question does it have at least one of the indicators of success?

 Does your app solve a unique problem? Before the light bulb was invented, somebody had to shout out “Man, reading by candlelight is not good enough anymore!” Figure out what is not good enough anymore, and how your app can make the life of its user more comfortable/effective/fun/cost efficient etc.

Does the app serve a specific niche? Though there are not any stats on the App Store search, the usage of applications is certainly growing with the explosion of App Store inventory. Find a niche with ardent fans (pet lovers, for example) and create an app that caters to a specific audience.

Does it make people laugh? This is a no-brainer. If you can come up with something funny, you are definitely on the right track and your idea may be the golden one. Heck, I hit a red “do not press” button for 5 minutes yesterday.

Are you building a better wheel? Are there existing successful apps that lack significant feature enhancements? Don’t be satisfied with just a wine list; give it a way to talk to their fans!

Will the app be highly interactive? Let’s face it; most of us have the attention span of a flea. Successful games and utilities engage the user by requiring action!

Does your app fall in to one of these categories? If yes, it’s just about time to prepare the necessary tools.

2. Checklist of tools available

Below is a list of stuff you will need (* items are required, the rest are nice-to-have):

  • join the Apple iPhone Developer Program ($99) *
  • get iPhone or iPod Touch *
  • get an Intel-based Mac computer with Mac OS X 10.5.5,
  • prepare a Non-Disclosure Agreement *
  • download and install the latest version of the iPhone SDK if you don’t already have it.
  • a spiral bound notebook*

Action: Load up on your required supplies.

3. What are you really good at?

What skills do you bring to the table? Are you a designer whose brain objects to Objective C? A developer who can’t design their way out of a paper sack? Or maybe you are neither, but an individual with an idea you’d like to take to the market? Designing a successful iPhone application is a lot like starting a small business. You play the role of Researcher, Project Manager, Accountant, Information Architect, Designer, Developer, Marketer and Advertiser – all rolled into one.

Remember what all good entrepreneurs know – it takes a team to make a product successful. Don’t get me wrong, you certainly can do it all. But you can also waste a lot of time, energy and sanity in the process. Don’t go crazy, reference the checklist below and ask yourself: What roles are the best fit for you to lead? Then find other talented people to fill in the gaps. The infusion of additional ideas can only enrich the product!

Skills Checklist

  • Ability to Discern what works/doesn’t work in existing iPhone Apps
  • Market research
  • Outlining App Functionality (Sitemap Creation)
  • Sketching
  • GUI Design
  • Programming (Objective C, Cocoa) (we assume here that we are creating a native application)
  • App Promotion and Marketing

Remember to have contractors sign your non-disclosure agreement. Having a contract in place tells your contractor “I’m a professional that takes my business and this project seriously. Now don’t go running’ off with this idea.”

Action: Select skills that are a good fit for you to lead. For those roles where you cannot lead, hire professionals.

4. Do your homework and market research

Market research is a fancy way of saying “Look at what other people are doing and don’t make the same mistakes.” Learn from the good, bad and ugly in the App Store. Coming up with creative solutions in the app concept development and design starts with analyzing other (maybe similar) applications. Even if you encounter a lot of poorly designed apps, your mind will reference these examples of what not to do.

Action: Answer these questions:

  • What problem does your app solve?
  • What products have you seen that perform a similar task?
  • How do successful apps present information to users?
  • How can you build on what works and make it unique?
  • What value does your app bring to your audience?

5. Get to know the iphone/IPod Touch User Interface (UI)

If you want to create an iPhone app, you need to understand the capabilities of the iPhone and its interface. Can you shoot a .45 caliber bullet out of your iPhone? No. Can you shoot videos? Yes!

The good news is that you don’t have to memorize the encyclopedic Apple User Interface Guidelines to get a feel for what works and what doesn’t in iPhone Apps. Download and play with as many apps as you can, and think about what functionality you want to include in your product.

Take note of:

  • How do well-designed apps navigate from screen to screen?
  • How do they organize information?
  • How MUCH information do they present to the user?
  • How do they take advantage of the iPhone’s unique characteristics: the accelerometer, swiping features, pinch, expand and rotate functions?

Action: Download the Top 10 apps in every category and play with all of them. Review the Apple Guidelines for UI design and list at least 5 features you’d like to incorporate into your app.

6. Who is your target group – future users of your application?

We assume here that you’ve already determined that your app will bring value and that you will have a raging audience for your app. Well, fine, they are raging fans, but who are they really? What actions will they take to achieve their goals within the app?

If it’s a game, maybe they want to beat their high score. Or perhaps they are a first time player – how will their experience differ from someone who is getting a nice case of brain-rot playing your game all day?

If it’s a utility app, and your audience wants to find a coffee shop quickly, what actions will they take within the app to find that coffee shop? Where are they when they’re looking for coffee? Usually in the car! Do present an interface that requires multiple taps, reading and referencing a lot? Probably not! This is how thinking about how real-life intersects design.

Action: Line item out the different types of people who will use your app. You can even name them if you want to make the scenarios you draw out as real as possible.

7. Sketch out Your idea

And by “sketch” I mean literally sketch. Line out a 9-rectangle grid on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and get to sketching!

Ask yourself:

  • What information does each screen need to present?
  • How can we take the user from point A to point B to point C?
  • How should elements on the screen be proportioned or sized in relation to each other (i.e. is this thing even tap-able?)

Thumbnailing your ideas on paper can push your creativity far beyond where your imagination might stagnate working in an sketching application! You can also buy the iPhone Stencil Kit to quickly sketch out iPhone UI prototypes on paper.

Action: Create at least one thumbnail page of your application per screen. Experiment with various navigational schemes, the text you put on buttons, and how screens connect. If you want to transfer your sketches into digital format, iPlotz is a good tool to check out.

8. Design your application 

If you are a designer, download the iPhone GUI Photoshop template or our iPhone PSD Vector Kit. Both are collections of iPhone GUI elements that will save you a lot of time in getting started. If you’ve solidified your layout during sketching, drawing up the screens will be less of a layout exercise and more about the actual design of the app.

If you are not a designer, hire one! It’s like hiring an electrician to do electrical work. You can go to Home Depot and buy tools to try it yourself, but who wants to risk getting zapped? If you’ve followed steps 1–3, you’ll have everything you need for a designer to get started.

When looking for a designer, try to find someone who has experience designing for mobile devices. They may have some good feedback and suggested improvements for your sketches. A few places to look for designers: Coroflot, Crowdspring, eLance. When posting your job offer, be very specific about your requirements, and also be ready to review a lot of portfolios.

Action: If you are a designer, get started in Photoshop. If you are not a designer, start interviewing designers for your job.

9. Programming

Even though this how-to is sequential, it’s a good idea to get a developer on board at the same time when you line up design resources. Talking with a developer sooner than later will help you scope out a project that is technically feasible and within your budget.

If you are a Objective C/Cocoa developer crack, open Xcode and get started! A few forums to join if you haven’t already:

  • Apple Dev Forum
  • iPhoneSDK (moderated by Erica Sadun)
  • iPhoneSDKForum
  • iPhoneSB

If you are not a developer, you know what to do – find one! Specify the type of app you want to produce – whether it is a game, utility or anything else. Each type usually requires a different coding skill set. A few places to look for developers: Odesk, iPhoneFreelancer, eLance and any of the forums listed above.

10. Submit your application to Apple Store

OK, so how do you submit your application to Apple Store now? The process of compiling your application and publishing the binary for iTunes Connect can be difficult for anyone unfamiliar with XCode. If you are working with a developer, ask them to help you:

  • Create your Certificates
  • Define your App ID’s
  • Create your Distribution Provisioning Profile
  • Compile the application
  • Upload to iTunes Connect

Action: If you are a developer, map out a development timeline and get started. If you are not a developer, start interviewing devs for your job.

11. Promote your application

If a tree falls in the middle of the woods and nobody was around to hear it does it make a sound? Apps can sit in the store unnoticed very easily. Don’t let this happen to you. Be ready with a plan to market your app. In fact, be ready with many plans to market your app. Be ready to experiment, some ideas will work, others won’t.

Strategies for maintaining/boosting app sales:

  • Incorporating social media. If your users make the high score on his or her favorite game, it is a good idea to make it easy for the user to post it to Facebook or Twitter. Think about how your app can incorporate social media and build that functionality into your app. At a minimum, set up a fan page for your app on Facebook and Twitter and use them as platforms to communicate with your users and get feedback on your app.
  • Pre-launch promotion. Start building buzz about your app before it has launched. E-mail people who write about things that relate to your app and see if they will talk up the upcoming release of your app.
  • Plan for multiple releases. Don’t pack your app with every single feature you want to offer in the very first release. Make your dream list for the app and make sure that the app is designed to incorporate all of the features at some time in the future. Then periodically drop new versions of the app to boost app store sales.

Action: Make a list of 20 promotional strategies that target the audience for your app. Take action on them yourself or hire someone who can!

12. Stay focused and don’t give up!

It’s easy when you are working on your first app to get all AppHappy, dreaming up a zillion new app-ideas. Dream, but don’t get sidetracked by new ideas. Your first app needs to make a big splash and getting involved in too many projects at once can dilute your passion for making your first application a success.

Action: Get out there and go surprise the audience with some stunning apps!


Stig-Arne Kristoffersen is a Corporate exec with substantial corporate experience. Providing preemptive support in German or English, basic skillset in Russian. Focus on knowledge based information within oil and gas industry, real estate and energy contract drafting and asset negosiations.

Broad experience in all aspects of geoscience, telecom and marketing/ sales management. Direct experience with energy business, technical consulting and venture capital.

Source by: Stig Kristoffersen
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Wozniak says the iPhone sells well despite its price because it is a safe bet

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