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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST ATM AND POS SKIMMING FRAUD!

With the prevalence of cashless transactions in today’s digital age, there is no doubt that we are presently in an epidemic of electronics fraud.

We must be informed that most ATM and POS terminals are vulnerable to hacking because most transactions are now done electronically. This of course increases our vulnerabilities to ATM and POS skimming fraud everyday.

In a recent report in New Jersey, a major skimming fraud was exposed. It involved attacks on over 1,000 bank customers, with criminals attempting to escape with over $1.5 million. 

What is skimming?

Skimming is a crafty way through which fraudsters steal cardholder information. It occurs when a fraudster puts a card scanner on top of the card slot of an automated teller machine (ATM) or point of sale (POS) terminal.

The main purpose of the scanner is to scan the card and steal sensitive information of the cardholder. In most cases, the fraudsters also install a pin hole camera at any unnoticeable location of the ATM or POS terminal to record how the user is entering his PIN.

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST ATM AND POS SKIMMING FRAUD

Some criminals go as far as installing a fake PIN pad over the actual keyboard to record the keystrokes of the user.The fraudsters use the recorded information to create a fake credit or debit card and use it for criminal purposes.

In most cases, the victims of ATM and POS skimming fraud are not aware of the fraudulent activities going on with their card until they receive a debit alert.

As far as ATM or POS skimming fraud is concerned, there is no perfect security for all users because the scammers are becoming smarter and more sophisticated everyday. 

However, keeping the following safety tips in mind is a great way to protect yourself against ATM and POS skimming fraud:

1. Investigate the source of the ATM or POS terminal.

2. Look closely at the ATM to see if there is any hidden camera.

3. Watch for any component that has been tampered with. If you notice any, don’t use the machine.

4. Feel the card slot with your hand. If it’s shaking or it looks bigger than the normal size, don’t insert your card.

5. Press the key pad repeatedly to know if it is working properly or shaking when you are entering your PIN.

6. Cover your fingers when typing your PIN.

7. Don’t allow anyone to assist you to insert your card into the ATM or POS terminal.

8. Don’t use the ATM or POS in a dark environment.

9. Make sure no one is watching you from behind when you are entering your PIN.

10. If you notice anything suspicious when using the machine, complain and report to your bank immediately.

11. Make sure there is no electronic device around the ATM or POS terminal.

12. If you are a victim of ATM or POS skimming fraud, report immediately to your bank.

13. Educate yourself about how to protect yourself against ATM and POS skimming fraud.


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Fact About Signal — WhatsApp’s rival endorsed by Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey

A few hours ago I downloaded Signal. The WhatsApp rival that has been endorsed by Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, and many others. You can call it the bandwagon effect, but I just wanted to see what the hype was about. I didn’t expect to see many other users I knew but to my surprise, I saw over 50 of my contacts already on the app. 

In response to Whatsapp’s recent privacy policy, Signal has seen an influx of over 100,000 new users in the past few days.

Signal is a messaging app, available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Signal’s tagline is ‘Say Hello to Privacy’ and the service is end-to-end encrypted just like WhatsApp. It’s worth noting that WhatsApp uses the Signal protocol for its end-to-end encryption feature. 

The app was created by Moxie Marlinspike, an American cryptographer and the current CEO of Signal Messenger. Unlike WhatsApp, Signal is not owned by Facebook. The app is developed by the Signal Foundation and it is a non-profit company.

The Signal Foundation was created by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, and Marlinspike. Acton, who left WhatsApp back in 2017, has put in around $50 million to help with funding Signal.

One of the advantages of Signal being owned by a non profit is that it’s not influenced by the need to use its users data to garner revenue from advertisers.

Signal is also often used during revolutions because of its data policy. It was used during the Black lives matter protest in the US and the end SARS protests in Nigeria when there hints that the government was spying protesters.

The Features

Signal is completely free to use; its users can send messages, make audio and video calls, share media and links, just like other messaging apps.

If you create a group on Signal, you are limited to 150 members and people are not automatically added to the group. They are sent an invite which they have to accept to join the group, unlike WhatsApp or Telegram where someone who has your number can often add you to a group without your consent. And unless you change the setting on WhatsApp, everyone can directly add you to a group.

Signal lets you individually reply to messages, send emoji reactions to a message, and even delete messages from the chat by choosing the ‘Delete for Everyone’ option. These are all features we’ve seen on other messages apps as well, including WhatsApp.

Signal also has a disappearing messages feature. You can set disappearing messages on for each individual chat and choose the time ranging from 5 seconds to one week.

Signal prioritizes privacy as its main focus. Beyond offering end-to-end encryption, Signal chooses to collect minimal user data without compromising on features. 

Like a couple of other new users, while I joined Signal to see what it was all about, I’m not sure I’d be using it for long. 

Social networks are successful mainly because other people you know are using it. In the long run, the successful mainstream adoption of Signal would depend on how many more colleagues, friends, and relatives join. 

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Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 device list: These devices will get the stable and beta update

In this article, we’ll put all the information related to the MIUI 12.5 update that you need to know about and will give you the fastest insights of the MIUI 12.5 eligible devices, release date, and latest news.

[Eligible Devices]

Redmi MIUI 12.5 device list: RPRNA

  • Redmi 9 Power
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Redmi K30s
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi 9 Prime
  • Redmi 9i
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi 9A
  • Redmi 9C
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi K20 Pro Premium
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K20 Pro

Xiaomi Mi MIUI 12.5 device list: RPRNA

  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer

Poco MIUI 12.5 device list: RPRNA

  • Poco C3
  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Poco X3
  • Poco M2 Pro
  • Poco M2
  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Poco X2

Black Shark MIUI 12.5 device list: RPRNA

  • Black Shark 3 Pro
  • Black Shark 3
  • Black Shark 2 Pro
  • Black Shark 2
  • Black Shark 3S

Eligible Device List of MIUI 12.5 Beta:

  • Mi 10
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi 9
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Mi CC9e
  • Redmi Note7
  • Redmi Note7 Pro
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K30
  • Mi CC9 Pro
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition
  • Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition
  • Redmi K30 Extreme Commemorative Edition
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Other models support status, please refer to the community announcement.
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(NEW) How to Setup Config file for MTN Free Browsing with HTTP Injector

This post will be sharing the (Latest) Config file for MTN Free Browsing with HTTP Injector.

If you are currently buying data, then you’ve been missing out already. Go here now to start browsing free on your MTN and Glo sims.

The updated Config file you will be downloading this time will work directly upon import.All you need is press start and connect to the internet.

This new config file will stop working after 3 days of this post.

HOW TO SETUP CONFIG FILE WITH HTTP INJECTOR DOWNLOAD LINK
  • Download the latest HTTP Injector here.
  • To download the Config file for MTN Free Browsing with HTTP Injector click here(The Config file will only work with the updated version of HTTP Injector).
  • You can import the config file and continue enjoying your free browsing.

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How to Get 1.5GB for N200 on 9Mobile

How to Get 1.5GB for N200 on 9Mobile. 9Mobile has made it official to its subscribers who join its MoreCliq tariff plan to get 1.5GB for N200 when they buy a new 9mobile Sim and join the MoreCliq tariff plan.

Enjoy more value when you join MoreCliq. You can only be eligible to get it when you purchase data within 30days of joining.

  • Simply; Buy and register new 9mobile SIM.
  • Dial 200 and select 2 to join the cliq.
  • Dial *229*10*15# for 1.5gb.

In summary, when you buy and register a new 9Mobile SIM, you get this free offer within 30 days of activating the SIM and joining MoreCliq tariff.

HOW TO GET 1.5GB DATA ON 9MOBILE

  • Buy and register a new 9mobile SIM.
  • Dial 200 and select 2 to join MoreCliq Tariff plan.
  • Recharge your line with 200 Naira.
  • Finally, dial *229*10*15#to subscribe to 1.5GB which cost N200.

Enjoy and do share with friends!!

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro camera faces serious problems and looks like a hardware issue

Although in many scenarios the main camera of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro delivers at least good results, disaster often strikes when facing various light sources such as the sun and the moon, but not limited to them. In these cases, the results include reflections and artifacts that simply ruin the photos or videos.

While we are waiting for the full review to come out (or maybe check out the existing review of the not-so-different Xiaomi Mi 10T), it would be a good idea to take a closer look at what seems to be one of the major flaws of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. Before moving on, I have to highlight that this is my personal experience with a handset that I purchased and it could be a hardware problem that only affects my unit or a certain batch.

In most cases, mobile phone photography tests involve night shots of various buildings and landscapes, without focusing on shots that involve a single light source. Last night, when I decided to take out my new Mi 10T Pro for some night shots I wasn’t expecting to bump into such serious issues. The video embedded below should say it all, but earlier today I also discovered the presence of the ominous green dot in day shots.

The image embedded at the end of the article should say everything about the daylight impact on the camera problem. To sum it all up, I should point out the following:

  • The problem surfaces both when shooting videos and still images.
  • The ultra-wide and macro cameras are not affected by it.
  • Using the Pro mode does not help much, as long as the camera in use is the main shooter and not one of the two secondaries mentioned above.
  • The green dot is not the only artifact that I noticed, as you can see in the image above and in the movie (there is that diagonal line in both, although it only shows up briefly in the video).
  • The video/still image resolution has no noticeable impact on the artifact(s).

To make it all as clear as possible, I will conclude this article by saying that the phone runs the latest MIUI version available (Global 12.0.6 Stable, based on Android 10), the camera assembly looks all right and is perfectly clean, the phone has not been subjected to any shocks, and the usual night shots without powerful light sources come out nice, although some minor artifacts show up sometimes in the average “street at night” photos as well. Am I the only one facing this problem or we should start a club?

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro camera faces serious problems and looks like a hardware issue
The green dot artifact visible in a day shot

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[December 28] Xiaomi MIUI 12 Update Tracker: These Redmi, Mi, and Poco devices have received the update so far

Xiaomi released the latest MIUI version, MIUI 12, on April 27, 2020, for Chinese smartphone users. After that, the company launched the MIUI 12 for global users on May 19, 2020.

Xiaomi has already rolled out the stable MIUI 12 update for some of its phones in China. The update is expected to expand to other regions and more devices in the coming weeks. We will cover all the MIUI 12 updates in this article.

These Xiaomi devices have received the stable MIUI 12 update: The last updated on December 28, 2020

  • Redmi 8 (Global) – NEW
  • Redmi Note 8 (China, India, Indonesia)  – NEW
  • Redmi Note 9s (Europe)
  • Redmi 9 Prime (India)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition (China)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 (Global) – NEW
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (China, Global, Russia) – NEW
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (China)
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G (Europe)
  • Redmi 9T (India, Global) – NEW
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (China version, Global, Russia, Europe)
  • Poco F1
  • Redmi Note 7 (China, India) – NEW
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Global, Europe, Indonesia) 
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Global, Europe, Russia) 
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro (Global , Indonesia)
  • Redmi 6 Pro (China, India)
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (China, Global, Russia)
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s (China,Russia)
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (China version, Europe, Global)
  • Redmi Note 9 (Global version, Europe, India, Russia, Turkey)
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (China, Russia, Global)
  • Redmi 10X 4G (China version)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T (Global version, Russia, Europe)
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 (China, Global version, Europe)
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro (Global version, China version, India, Indonesia, Europe, Russia)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Global version, Russia)
  • Poco F2 Pro (European version, Russia, Indonesia)
  • Poco X2 ( Resumed in India)
  • Redmi 10X 5G (China version)
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G (China version)
  • Redmi Note 7 (China version, India, Russia) – New
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite (China version, Europe version)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro (China)
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro (China, India)
  • Mi 10 Lite 5G (Europe)
  • Mi CC9 Pro (China)
  • Mi CC9 (China)
  • Mi CC9 Meitu Edition (China)
  • Mi 9 Lite (Russia, Europe, Global) – New
  • Redmi 9 (China, India, Global, Russia, Indonesia) – New
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
  • Pocophone F1 /Poco F1 (Russia, Global)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (India, Turkey, Russia, Europe) – New
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (India) – New
  • Poco M2 Pro (India) – New
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (China, Global) – New
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G (Global) – New
  • Redmi 8A 
  • Redmi Note 8T (Global, Europe, Russia) – New
  • Redmi K20 Pro Premium (China version)
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing (China version)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer (China version)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30 Zoom (China version)
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom (China version)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (China version)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 (China and European version)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K20 (China, India version)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (China, India version)

Download Now – MIUI 12 for your Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi MIUI 12 Update Tracker:

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Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro launched in Nigeria with non-aggressive pricing

After teasing the Mi 10T series launch for the past few days, Xiaomi Nigeria has finally debuted the smartphones in the country. We thought the company would be only bringing the regular Mi 10T to the region. However, we turned out to be wrong as the firm has announced the Pro variant as well.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T series is the second generation of Mi T series of phones. Its predecessor Mi 9T series was nothing but a rebadged Redmi K20 series. But the current-gen consists of original devices but still two of them are sold as Redmi K30S Ultra (Mi 10T) and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G (a tweaked Mi 10T Lite) in China.

Having said that, Xiaomi usually doesn’t launch its expensive products in Nigeria. But despite the global economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company debuted most of its products in almost all the regions where it has a presence.

Hence, the Mi 10T series has made their way to Nigeria as well. Anyway, going by the comments on social media, people in the country seem not to be happy with the pricing.

Because Xiaomi has priced the Mi 10T (8GB + 128GB) at N231,000 ($608) and Mi 10T Pro (8GB + 256GB) at N265,000 ($697) respectively. To be fair, the Nigerian pricing is equivalent to that of European

But netizens are complaining that the same handsets cost less in countries like India and China. And it is definitely not wrong for them to criticize but at the end of day, local regulation and taxation plays a key role for any product’s price.

We hope that one day people in Nigeria could purchase Xiaomi products at a reasonable price.

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New software update rolling out for Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite [Download Link]

Xiaomi is pushing a new software update for Mi 10T Lite globally. This update optimizes the system performance of the device.

Read more: MIUI 12.5 with new features is coming soon

The new update installs the latest Android patches to improve system security and stability of the Mi 10T Lite. Although, there’s no additional feature and changes noted.

The software version of this update is V12.0.6.0.QJSMIXM and updated package size of 4.5GB for Global variants. You can check the download link and changelog of this update mentioned below.

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite changelog:

Other

  • Optimized system performance
  • Improved system security and stability

Users of this device can download the update from the link mentioned below.

Mi 10T Lite (Global) – Download Link

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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max receiving November 2020 security update [Download Link]

Xiaomi has started to rollout a new software update for Redmi Note 9 Pro Max users in India. This update improves system security by installing the latest Android patch released in November 2020.

Read more: MIUI 12.5 with new features is coming soon

Back in October, this device received MIUI 12 update with a set of new features and optimizations.

The software version of this update is V12.0.2.0.QJXINXM and an updated software package size is 367MB. Below you can check the download link and changelog of this update.

WHAT’S NEW:

System

  • Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to November 2020. Increased system security

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Users of this device can also download the update from the link mentioned below.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (India) – Download Link

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Apart from this, Xiaomi is preparing the next version of MIUI, MIUI 13. Before MIUI 13, Xiaomi is going to introduce MIUI 12.5. In MIUI 12.5, the company will further upgrade and optimized animation design, security, and privacy.

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Xiaomi shouldn’t repeat Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 saga with upcoming MIUI 13 update for eligible devices

Xiaomi has a good reputation among MIUI fans. No doubt people love many or all of the customizations and features the company adds to its skin on top of what AOSP has to offer.

In fact, owing to the huge number of features and improvements MIUI updates tag along, some Xiaomi fans would rather get multiple MIUI updates at the expense of multiple Android OS updates.

Up to this point, only the upper midrange and premium Mi devices have been receiving two Android OS updates while the rest in the Redmi and Redmi Note family were condemned to a single OS update.Redmi-Note-8-Pro-inline-new

Redmi Note 8 Pro in line for a second OS update to Android 11

This is about to change, though, at least if recent developments in the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro camps are anything to go by. As it stands, the two are in line for an update to Android 11 OS, their second.

It’s a known (at least unofficially) Xiaomi software update policy that devices receive two or three MIUI updates, something the company has hardly disappointed over the years, although not to say things are perfect.   PiunikaWeb – Meet our teamPlay Video

However, the upgrade process hasn’t always been smooth for some devices. Take the popular Redmi Note 8 from September 2019, for instance.

Having arrived powered by MIUI 10 out of the box, Xiaomi updated the device in China to MIUI 11 in November of the same year, but the update was pulled due to bugs and re-released a week later.Redmi-Note-8-Inline

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 expected to get MIUI 13 update

India and Indonesia got the update a few days later as well, but like their counterparts, the initial rollout was pulled and re-released about a week or so later.

The ship stabilized into the New Year 2020, but it wasn’t long after before another storm hit, this time Android 10, the first major OS update for the device.

Things looked a little promising when it was reported that beta testing had started back in March. In May, Alvin Tse, Xiaomi Indonesia GM, hinted at a July release for the stable version.

Redmi-Note-8-Android-10-update-in-July

It got even even better when news broke out that the Chinese variant had started testing stable MIUI 12 in early July, suggesting that the said July release date would materialize.

This came after it had been made public that the Redmi Note 8 Android 10 update would be part of the firmware that brings MIUI 12 to the device.

What was to follow, though, is an unforgettable experience for Redmi Note 8 users. A series of major disappointments kept popping up left and right, mainly from what seemed like clueless forum moderators and support, but others from top executives too.

Eventually, the update arrived in China on the final day of September, meaning global users still had some waiting to do. This wait lasted a month before the update finally rolled out globally.

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Not long after the rollout kicked off, Redmi Note 8 users started reporting about an issue preventing them from upgrading to MIUI 12. This strange issue, apparently, was limited to those on a certain MIUI 11 build.

It took Xiaomi about a week or two to acknowledge the issue and promise to fix it. As part of this bug-fixing exercise, Xiaomi rolled back the initial MIUI 12 build and re-released a newer build.

But for some reason, Redmi Note 8 owners on the global units once again started receiving an older, MIUI 11 update. However, this was limited to those who had not successfully installed the initial MIUI 12.

As of this writing, December 12, the global MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 has yet to be re-released, meaning the device is still on MIUI 11 based on Android 9 heading into the New Year 2021.

miui 12 update redmi note 8 changelog vague

Initial Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 update rolled back

And despite having waited for months, Redmi Note 8 users who successfully migrated to MIUI 12 on global units or even in other regions like India and Indonesia still got a half-baked MIUI 12 update, although this should be addressed in future MIUI 12.5 or MIUI 13 updates.

Speaking of future updates, Xiaomi still has some work to do not just with respect to the popular Redmi Note 8, but also other devices that are in line for the upcoming MIUI 13 update.

Things look promising on the Android 11 front considering that not much optimization – and thought – is put into Xiaomi Android OS updates. But it’s with the feature-packed MIUI updates where things get a bit chaotic.

Since the Redmi Note 8 is also expected to bag the MIUI 13 update, every fan will be looking back at the experience they’ve had through various software upgrades and definitely relish something better.

This is what I, too, am looking forward to from Xiaomi, unless no one over there has been learning from the mistakes made over time.

What are your thoughts? Are you satisfied with Xiaomi’s performance in the way MIUI 12 roll out happened? Or is it that you think Xiaomi should up its game with the upcoming MIUI 12.5 or MIUI 13 roll out? Cast your vote in the poll below:

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is receiving MIUI 11-based August 2020 security update

Xiaomi has begun to rollout an MIUI 11-based new update for Redmi Note 8 users in India. This update comes with the August 2020 security patch to improve the system security update.

Currently, this update is based on the MIUI 11, and the MIUI 12 update for Redmi Note 8 expected to rollout by the end of October with the other remaining devices.

The software version of this update is V11.0.6.0.PCOINXM for Redmi Note 8 in India. You can also download this update from the link mentioned below.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (India) – Download Link

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Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro specs leak in full

Xiaomi is bringing three Mi 10T smartphones on September 30 – Mi 10T Lite, Mi 10T, and Mi 10T Pro – and the specs sheet of the latter two just leaked giving us a much better idea of what to expect. As previously speculated, the key difference will be that the vanilla version will come with a 64MP camera, while the Pro option will come with the larger 108MP sensor.

The only other difference, according to these sheets, is the Mi 10T Pro will have a 256GB storage option in addition to the 128GB that will be available on both phones.

Here’s a quick rundown of the specs, some of them already from previous leaks – a Snapdragon 865 on the inside, coupled with a 5G modem at some markets. The RAM will be 8 GB LPDDR5, with the storage also being the latest on the market – UFS 3.1.

The screen will be a 6.67” LCD with 1080p resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio, meaning the fingerprint scanner will be on the side, doubling as a power key. The display will come with 144Hz refresh rate.

The batteries on the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro will also be identical at 5,000 mAh with 33W fast charging support. Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 will be on board, as well as an IR blaster, but no 3.5mm audio jack.Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10T renders

The prices rumors are all over the place for now – from €550 to €700 – those might be explained with version or market variances, but we’ll know for sure come Wednesday.

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How to Unzip Downloaded album on GistsBaze

In the context of ZIP files, unzipping means extracting the files from a compressed folder. Unzipping files on an Android tablet or smartphone used to require a special third-party app, but it can now be done with the official Files by Google app.

  1. Go to the Google Play Store and install Files by Google.
  2. Open Files by Google and locate the ZIP file you want to unzip. If you downloaded the ZIP file from a website, it may be in the Downloads folder.
  3. Tap the file you want to unzip. The list of files in the compressed ZIP folder appears.
  4. Tap Extract to unzip the file. After the files are extracted, a list of the unzipped files displays.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. All of the extracted files are copied to the same location as the original ZIP file.
  7. What Are ZIP Files Used For?Files that use the .zip extension are referred to as ZIP files. ZIP (pronounced like the word “zip”) files compress and bundle many files together to make it easier to send, upload, and download a group of files. ZIP files are used on websites to help visitors download a large number of documents or media at once without having to manually download each file individually. 

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Redmi Note 10 Pro: Xiaomi’s upcoming mid-range champ could feature the new Snapdragon 750G

The Redmi Note 10 series draws closer. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 back in April; if the company follows a six-month release interval between generations as it appears to, that means the Redmi Note 10 will likely be launched sometime next month. More details of the phone have now potentially been revealed ahead of launch.

According to tipster Abhishek Yadav, the Redmi Note 10 Pro could feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 750G. The source appears to be unsure if the device in question will be the Redmi Note 10 or the Redmi Note 10 Pro but the Snapdragon 750G is one of Qualcomm’s most powerful chipsets and is unlikely to be used on the cheaper Redmi Note 10. If there’s any substance to this rumor, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is the more feasible option.

At this point, it’s unclear exactly what SoC will underpin the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro. There have been rumors indicating either a MediaTek Dimensity 820, Snapdragon 732G, or Snapdragon 750G. Supposedly, the Redmi Note 10 or Redmi Note 10 Pro could be a rebadged Mi 10T Lite, so we may not have to wait for much longer to find out.

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How to Force Mp3 Tag link to Download Instead of Play in Browser

I included a link to a large MP3 file on my server. I noticed that whenever I clicked on it in Chrome, the file would not download, but would simply play within my browser.

That is not the behavior I wanted: playing in-browser like that over time might cause unnecessary bandwidth expenditure, but more importantly, I felt that playing in-browser would not be as convenient for some users that wanted to simply download the file.

I wanted to give the user the option. Anyway, it’s really easy to force an HTML-5 enabled browser (like Chrome) to force a link to download a file instead of playing in-browser.

All you need to do is include the word “download” anywhere in the anchor tag:

<a download href="yourfile.mp3">Download this File!</a>

Now if only all things were that easy.

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‘Phone’ app renamed to “Phone by Google” on the Play Store

Somewhat overshadowed by the launch of Android 11, Google at the start of this month brought its Phone app to non-Pixel devices and added a new “Verified Calls” capability. To coincide with this launch, the app is now called “Phone by Google” on the Play Store.

The Google Play listing for this app has long just named it “Phone.” It’s now officially: “Phone by Google – Caller ID & Spam Protection.” The latter portion is a clear move to attract people looking through the app store by immediately highlighting key capabilities and differentiators. Many when searching through results are hooked by the app name and icon to dig deeper.

Adding “by Google” is a fairly standard move for the company. Other applications with this naming scheme: Files, Wear OS, PhotoScan, Gallery Go, Read Along, Lookout, and Socratic.

There is no change to the actual app name that appears on your homescreen or launcher. Meanwhile, the “Phone by Google” tagline was used to advertise the original Pixel and Pixel XL as a way to familiarize people with the company’s new brand.

Moving forward, it would be interesting to see whether “Messages” gets the same treatment. It was previously “Android Messages,” but after dropping the OS name it more or less became Google Messages. Like the Phone client, it has wide availability as the default RCS client for many phones.

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Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro billed to star the show in third phase of MIUI 12 rollout

After ending the second phase of its MIUI 12 rollout last week, Xiaomi is slated to set its sights towards the third phase, with phones like the Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max likely to finally receive the MIUI 12 update in the coming weeks.

Xiaomi has been sending out MIUI 12 updates for well over three months at this point. In that period, the company has rolled out MIUI 12 to most of its premium phones, including the previously-ignored Mi Mix 3 5G. For some reason, however, the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 9 Pro series remain on MIUI 11. But not for much longer. 

Just last week, Xiaomi finally rolled the credits on the second phase of its MIUI 12 rollout. The second phase of the rollout saw updates sent out to phones like the Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 9, and Redmi Note 7. The company has now entered the third phase, and going by previous information, should see devices like the Mi Max 3, Mi CC9e, and Mi Note 3 get the update. Even more importantly, the update should finally arrive for the Redmi Note 8.

Older information indicates that the Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and Redmi Note 9S will all get the MIUI 12 update in the fourth phase of the rollout. However, there’s official confirmation that the Redmi Note 9 Pro will start getting the stable MIUI 12 update in certain regions this month. It’s logical to assume that the other Snapdragon 720G-powered phones will also get the update at the same time—and likely as part of the third phase.

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Solved: Google Adsense sellers.json file Notification

We encourage you to publish your seller information in the Google sellers.json file. Visit the account settings page to review your current visibility status.

As a number of Google Adsense users are getting this notification on their accounts, so they’re posting about it where to get an idea which settings suits best for them. So, our digital expert have solved it for them.

Follow these steps to get the best settings for Google sellers.json file; or best Seller information visibility settings for Adsense;

Step # 1: Goto Adsense, then go to “Account Information”

GA Account information

Step # 2: Scroll down to “Seller information visibility

seller information visibility

Step # 3: Select these settings

Google prefers to make your Seller information Visibility Transparent, so we will use the following settings;

  • Visibility Status: Transparent.
  • Business Domain: Can be your corporate domain, this does not mean any listed domain. Such as If XYZ.com works under ZYX.com, i will list ZYX.com because it is the company that is running XYZ.com
sellers jason file

You’re done! Now there is one more crucial step that you have to perform to make this finalized, that is to add sellers.json file to the core of your website. In next step, we’re going to teach your how can you add it.

How to check if your websites are showing in Google sellers.json file

  • Copy your Publisher ID “pub-1234567890123456”. You can find it in AdSense > Account > Account Information.
  • Open Google File of JSON (https://storage.googleapis.com/adx-rtb-dictionaries/sellers.json) in a new tab.
  • Press Ctrl+F and paste your Publisher ID.
  • It will appear in Google’s file.

NOTE: Check the JSON file of Google after 24 hours of completing the steps we mentioned above because google takes time to upload your website on their JSON file, as it won’t happen immediately.

Follow this step if your Domain or Pub-ID isn’t showing on Sellers.json

Follow these steps very carefully. Before we move on, let me tell you we use cPanel on the VPS hosting that we use.

Step # 1: Open “File Manager” after logging in your “cPanel

filemanager cpanel

Step # 2: Goto “Public_HTML

public html cpnael

Step # 3: Click “File” and create a new file and name it “sellers.json

new file create cp file manager

Step # 4: Locate the “File” and Edit it

sellers json

Step # 5: “Edit File” and Add following details

Now add the following details;

"sellerId": "pub-1234567890123456",
"sellerType": "PUBLISHER",
"name": "Example Company Inc."

or you can use this method as well;

{
“sellers”: [
{
“sellerId”: “pub-1234567890123456”,
“sellerType”: “PUBLISHER”,
“name”: “Example Company Inc.”
}
]
}

Use any of these, since the first one is recommended by Google, so i am going to go with the first one.

1 root json

NOTE:

  • In “Seller ID” add your publication code which you can find from Google Adsense > Account > Account Information > On the right you will have your Pub ID.
  • In “Seller Type” add “PUBLISHER” if you’re directly paid by google. Add “INTERMEDIARY” if you work for someone who uses AdSense.
  • In “Name” add the name you get usually paid, even if it is your own name. If you get paid at the name of Jason Bond, write it there but if you get paid with the name such as XYZ Pvt Ltd, then write it there.

This is how my json file looks;

root json

You can check it out here.

Step # 6: You’re done!

You’re done! Just simply visit your monetized domain by writing yourdomain.com/sellers.json and if it is showing you’re good to go.

For your ease, we have also made a video on it.

If you still have any issues or have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments section below. 

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New Apple leak reveals iPhone 12 Pro

Apple’s redesigned iPhone 12 line-up is getting more troubled with every new leak. And now the alarm bells are ringing.

In a shocking new report, Fast Company has revealed that the iPhone 12 Pro will come with lower grade 5G capabilities usually reserved for midrange 5G smartphones, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max will only get premium 5G functionality in a handful of countries.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro concept rend

Considering the increased prices already leaked for these models, Apple’s design decision may backfire.

Breaking this down, Fast Company explains that Apple only intends to offer premium (mmWave) 5G with iPhone 12 Pro Max models sold in Korea, Japan and the US.

Everywhere else, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be sold with the cheaper, slower Sub-6Hz 5G while the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro will only ship with this standard.

As Fast Company notes, “If Sub-6 5G is a Camry, millimeter-wave 5G is a Mercedes S-Class.”

So what could’ve prompted this baffling decision?

I suspect another poor decision: Apple is downgrading the batteries in all iPhone 12 models.

mmWave increases power drain, so it looks set to be just the latest feature culled after equally power-hungry 120Hz ProMotion displays were also placed on the chopping block.

But there is one big upside. And that is Fast Company’s source has corroborated earlier leaks that Apple will release a 4G-only iPhone 12 Pro, early next year.

Not only will that model now have a smaller cellular speed gap than expected, but it will also have considerably better battery life on 4G while Apple is understood to be pricing it at up to $200 less than its 5G counterpart.

Throw in the fact that the 4G iPhone 12 Pro will enjoy every other benefit (including the new chassis design, big performance gains and a radical camera upgrade) and it looks like the standout upgrade option.

Especially with Apple’s iPhone 12 release date slipping further and further.