WhatsApp chat monitoring application: XNSPY – the one to have your eyes on!

If it’s about instant messaging, there is nothing else that satisfies our texting craving more than WhatsApp – last seen, double ticks, blue double ticks, they make it all so easy for us to know the delivery status of our messages. We cannot only know if the messages are sent, but also, if they are delivered and read by the other person. That’s one of a kind thing. Other apps have also followed the footsteps of this app, but because of our years of usage, WhatsApp has become our all time favourite. Because literally everyone uses this app, it’s the best place to monitor someone’s smartphone activity, and to do that, there is no better way than with a WhatsApp chat monitoring application from XNSPY. Why? Because, it’s affordable, reliable and works fine with all Android and iOS devices.

XNSPY—it’s the real deal

With our passion for providing our readers with the best tech, Xnspy quickly caught our attention due to its really low pricing. Initially, it seems like that the app may not be up to mark, but once we got through the demo, and later, a subscription, we were able to categorically decide why it’s the best deal for all the parents and businesses.

So basically, this app can be used for two reasons: First, it can be a great parental control with it’s features like GPS monitoring, geo-fencing, and remote device access. Parents can instantly check their kid’s real-time location or even set limitations on where they can move around with the geo-fencing facility. Apart from that, Xnspy will monitor your kids’ WhatsApp chats, calls, and even multimedia. That’s not all, the app can also track other IM apps activity like that from Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line, Skype, Kik, Instagram and iMessage. So, if your kids like texting a lot, this is your app to give a try, because it will track everything.

A great employee monitoring tool

If your employees’ performance isn’t satisfactory, or if you have been anticipating something anomalous at workplace, but can’t figure out what it is, then get this app and install it onto your employees’ smartphones and tablets they use. You can monitor their emails, internet browsing history, calls, SMS, contacts and even calendar entries. Similarly, you can also use other features of Xnspy like GPS monitoring to keep tracks of your employee’s offsite activities.

XNSPY—the only affordable app

If you have ever tried a smartphone monitoring app before, you would know that’s it’s presented more like a premium product with high tariffs and limited features. With XNSPY, you can enjoy a full month’s monitoring with just $8.33/month. It really is the cheapest app around in this genre. Also, it does provide decent set of features too that are no less than the premium features provided by other apps like Flexispy, Mobile Spy, mSpy etc.

So if you are looking for a WhatsApp chat monitoring application, XNSPY is the one to have your eyes on!

Your Tech 2016 Wishlist

By Liezel Visser

With the New Year well on its way, the kids are back at school and your life can finally return to normal. Most of us are really looking forward to the year ahead. But, with the on-the-go lifestyles we lead these days, it’s no good having an unreliable and old laptop that can’t function if you haven’t plugged it in, or that freezes every few minutes. Why not spoil yourself with a brand new laptop that will make your life easier, because let’s face it – no one needs any more hassle in their lives.

Now, go sell all those unwanted Christmas gifts and get excited about your new laptop. We have a selection of a few that we think you might like, read on to find the perfect one for you.

1. HP Spectre 13 x360

HP Spectre x360

If you are looking for a laptop that is both functional as well as flexible, then the ever elegant HP Spectre 13 x360 is for you. The HP’s x360 feature lets you rotate the screen a full 360 degrees which turns the laptop into a tablet. It has an impressive battery life and lightning-fast performance, and comes with 256GB storage capacity. It also comes standard with a Solid State Drive, Windows 10 and a LED-backlit touch screen. Choose the natural silver or the ash silver and copper finishing, whatever fits your lifestyle.

2. Aspire R 11

Aspire R11

Another versatile notebook that can take on the form of a Notebook, Display, Tent and Pad. And if it’s a clearer image quality and better contrast you’re after, then the Zero Air Gap feature is just what you need – now you can view the laptop screen even in the sunlight, while the Acer TrueHarmony feature improves the sound. The screen also comes standard with damage-resistant technology and a battery life of up to 8 hours. Get your Aspire R 11 in either a Sky Blue or Cloud White colour.

3. HP Pavilion 11 x360

HP Pavilion 11

The HP Pavilion 11 x360 is one of HP’s new hybrid design. It can function both as a notebook as well as a tablet. As the name hints, the laptop’s screen is able to turn 360 degrees to form a tablet by folding the screen over the back panel. The hybrid boasts with a new generation Quad core Pentium and i3-u. It has 4 GB memory and a 500 GB SATA Solid State Hybrid Drive. With an 11.6″ screen, that is also touch screen enabled and HD WLED-backlit. It also runs Windows 8.1 64 and come in a stylish ash silver or natural silver cover. What is not to love?
Now that you know the specs of each of the amazing and versatile laptops, you can compare them and decide which will best suit your lifestyle and budget. You will thank yourself soon enough when you see how much time you’re saving and how easy your life will become with these fast and reliable laptops.

How to Track Your Steps With Just an iPhone or Android Phone

You don’t need a smartwatch, fitness band, or pedometer to track your steps. Your phone can track how many steps you take and how far you walk all by itself, assuming you just carry it with you in your pocket.

Sure, fitness trackers have a lot of useful features, but if all you want is the basic stuff, your phone allows you to track those things without actually wearing and charging another device. It’s built into the Apple Health app on iPhones and the Google Fit app on Android phones.

Step Tracking Works Best on Newer Phones

This is possible thanks to the low-power movement sensors included in modern smartphones. That’s why it’s only possible with the iPhone 5s and newer — older iPhones won’t have this feature. If you carry your iPhone with you, it can track how you’re moving and identify how many steps you’re taking, how far you walk or run, and how many flights of stairs you climb.

On the Android side, it’s a bit more complicated. Google Fit will attempt to work even on older Android phones, but it will work most accurately — and with the least battery drain — on newer phones that include these low-power sensors. As a Google Fit engineer explained on StackOverFlow:

We periodically poll accelerometer and use Machine Learning and heuristics to correctly identify the activity and duration. For devices with hardware step counters, we use these step counters to monitor step counts. For older devices, we use the activity detected to predict the right number of steps.

So, if you have a new phone that has a sensor similar to the ones found in the new iPhone, it should work about as well. If you have an older phone, it will use data from other sensors to guess how many steps you’ve taken, and it may not be quite as accurate.

Apple Health on iPhones

To access this information, just tap the “Health” application icon on your home screen. By default, the Dashboard will appear with the “Steps”, “Walking + Running Distance”, and “Flights Climbed” cards. You can tap the “Day”, “Week”, “Month”, and “Year” cards to see how many steps you’ve taken, how far you’ve walked and run, and how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, complete with averages. It’s easy to see how active you’ve been and how that’s changed over time, complete with your most active and least active days.

Google Fit on Android Phones

Google Fit is Google’s competitor to Apple Health, and is included on some new Android phones. You can still install it from Google Play on older phones, but as we mentioned before, it’ll work better on newer phones with the appropriate motion-tracking hardware.

To get started, Install Google Fit from Google Play if it’s not already installed.. Then launch the “Fit” app on your Android phone.

You’ll have to set up Google Fit, including giving it access to the sensors it needs to monitor your step count. After you’ve done so, open the Google Fit app and swipe around to see how many steps you’ve taken and other fitness details, such as an estimate of the number of calories you’ve burned.

This information is tied to your Google account, so you can also access it at Google Fit on the web.


Both the Apple Health and Google Fit apps are the same apps you’d use if you had an Apple Watch, Android Wear watch, or another fitness-tracking device that integrated with these platforms. Dedicated watches and fitness-tracking devices may be able to provide more data to these health and fitness apps, but your phone can provide some of the basics.

Just remember to take your phone with you! Using a “wearable” is effective because you’ll always have it on throughout the day, while you might leave your phone sitting somewhere while you walk around instead of keeping it in your pocket. If you do that, it’ll end up under-counting the amount of steps and distance you’ve traveled. You may take quite a few steps just while walking around the house or office, and you’ll need your phone on you to track those.

Meet the Zimbabwean produced car.

Zimbabwe will begin manufacturing its own car model which it says will export to other African countries, the government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an Italian firm known as El Badaoui group which will head the car production.

The president of El Badaoui Group, Mr Georges El Badaoui, who is also the current Zimbabwean Honorary Consulate in Milan, Italy inspected Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries in order to evaluate the facility currently in place.

When the car production begins, Zimbabwe will be a regional car production giant and this will be of a great benefit to the government, being the chairman of the African Union, president Mugabe has all along been calling for value addition and beneficiation of minerals and other products in Africa.

Mr Badaoui said they are still searching for a suitable institution which will be involved in designing the prototype aswell as the better location of the car plant.

Our cooperation with El Badaoui is not only with car manufacturing sector, but to also include the establishment of the innovation company to analize the country’s raw materials and natural resources aiming value addition and beneficiation, “said Minister Bimha.”
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When asked how much the company will invest in Zimbabwe, Mr El Badaoui said right now they need to first of all focus on innovation before coming up with figures, he said the country has plenty of natural resources but they need to figure out the right way to process them at a lower cost.

How to Select, Format, and Work With Text on iPhone

Typing on a phone is rarely fun. Thankfully, iOS makes it a little easier with options to copy and paste, share text, look up words, and perform a variety of other formatting options. Here’s how to work with text on your iPhone or iPad like a champ.

Selecting text on an iPhone is a simple matter of placing your finger on the item you want to highlight until you get the two selection handles. It will automatically select a single word first, but you can drag the selection handles to encompass the bit of text that you want to affect.

Once you have selected your text, you’ll see several options–most obviously the tried and true cut/copy/paste.

There is also an option to “Replace…”. When you select this, you will see options to replace a word with other similar selections. This is handy if you don’t want to retype a word, or you spelled it incorrectly.

If you press the arrow at the right end of the context menu, you’re given options to define, share, and indent. In certain apps, you’ll also see an option to bold, italicize, and underline the text. You can see more options by pressing the arrows on the edges of the popup.

 

When you choose “Define”, the dictionary will open to show you the definition of a word. That way you can be sure you’re using the correct word rather than guessing.

Things are a little different when you select text on a webpage, or in other apps where you can’t format the text. You’ll still get the option to copy, define, and share, but you won’t be able to add any formatting or replace text.

Again, when you see the selection bars at either end of a word or words, you can drag them to encompass a larger range of text.

Sometimes you’ll have the option to “Select All”, which speeds up the process. Instead of having to select and drag the handles, you can just select everything in one go.

Finally, there is an option to share, which will bring up the tried-and-true share menu showing you all the various ways you can disseminate a bit of text.

As you can see, selecting and formatting text on your iPhone or iPad is a simple procedure with a variety of options. Furthermore, these devices make it particularly easy to easily share anything you select, so instead of having to copy and paste something from one application to another, you can simply use the share menu to expedite the process

A Helicoptor, Drone, Electric car And Power Generator designed by Zimbabwean inventor [#Africa #TechNews]

Some African are really wise and genius, but I came to realize that all they lack is confidence, here comes a Zimbabwean designer, inventor and entrepreneur by the names of Sangulani Max Chikumbutso who launched a number of his new prototypes which includes an hybrid Helicoptor that uses different types of fuel, Electric car, Drone, Power generator and some others.

Sangulani who designed all the above equipments through his tech company known as Saith Technologies grew up in a poor suburb of Kuwadzana with his single mother after his father had fled, since his primary school, Sangulani was a talented young boy especially in mechanical and electrical technology, but surprisingly he had never given up his dream, many people were shocked when he demonstrated how his equipments work during his official launch in the capital Harare recently.

His two seater helicopter he named as Saith Hex_Copter is reportedly using five types of fuels, watch video below.

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Saith fully electronic car is also locally designed and involves 5 normal gel batteries that produces sufficient capacity to start the car and charge the batteries to help it to move continuously up to a top speed of 90km/h.

How to do a Clean Install of Windows 10, the Easy Way

The Windows 10 upgrade process drags old files, settings, and programs from your previous Windows system to your new one. If you want a completely fresh system, though, you have a couple options.

This is particularly useful if you’ve purchased a new Windows 10 PC and it includes manufacturer-installed bloatware you don’t want. Or, you may need to perform a clean install on a computer without an existing Windows system after installing a new hard drive. Of course, you’ll miss out on the good pre-installed apps, like the free DVD player program that comes with many PCs. However, you can always install VLC to get DVD playback or use one of the more fully featured Windows Media Center alternatives.

Previously, Microsoft forced users to upgrade to Windows 10 before they could start fresh and do a clean install–which was annoyingly complicated and time-consuming. Now, things are much easier, since you can activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key.

Option One: Create Installation Media and Install Windows from Scratch

The classic method of performing a clean install is still our go-to option with Windows 10. You just need to download and create installation media, either on a DVD or a flash drive, and install it from there.

Download the Windows 10 media creation tool from Microsoft. This tool will download the correct Windows 10 installation files for your system, and help you create an installation DVD or flash drive. Start it up and select the “Create installation media for another PC” option to create installation media.

Be sure to select the correct type of installation media for the copy of Windows 10 that’s licensed for your PC — Windows 10 Home or Professional. (If “Windows 10” is the only option, you can safely use that and it will detect what version you want.) You should also choose your language and select whether you want the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows here. Most people will want the 64-bit version, but you can create installation media that includes both, and the installer will automatically select the most appropriate one when you use it to install Windows on a computer.

Install Windows 10 from the installation media like you would any other operating system. Restart your computer with the USB drive or DVD inserted, and boot from that device. This may require you change a setting in the BIOS, access a boot menu, or use the “Use a device” option in the advanced startup options on a modern Windows 8 or 10 device that includes UEFI firmware instead of the traditional BIOS. Select “Install Now” once the Windows installer starts.

Next, you’ll see the activation screen. What you do here depends on your situation:

  • If you’ve never installed and activated Windows 10 on this computer before, you’ll see the activation screen. Enter your Windows 10 key here. If you don’t have one, but you have a valid 7, 8, or 8.1 key, enter it here instead.
  • If you’ve ever installed and activated Windows 10 on this computer before, click “I don’t have a product key”. Windows will automatically activate once it’s installed.

The second situation works because of how Windows 10 activates PCs. When you install and activate Windows 10 on a system for the first time, the installer confirms that you have a “genuine Windows” system installed and registers your hardware with Microsoft’s servers. After that, you shouldn’t have to enter that key again on the same PC–Microsoft will recognize your hardware the next time you install Windows 10 on that machine, confirm it’s registered, and automatically activate itself.

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Go through the setup process normally until you see the “Which type of installation do you want?” screen. Select the “Custom” option to ensure you’re performing a clean install and not an upgrade install.

Partition your system drive however you like. If you just have a single Windows partition, you can tell the installer to overwrite it. If you have many partitions, you could delete them all and tell Windows 10 to install itself in the unallocated space.

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After you log into your new, cleanly installed Windows 10 system, it should automatically activate itself after you connect to the Internet.

To ensure it activated correctly, open the Start menu and click on Settings. click the Update & Security button, and go to the “Activation” tab.

Verify that you see “Windows is activated” here. Also, note the edition of Windows 10 you have installed — either Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Most people will receive the Home edition as part of the free upgrade from 7 or 8, but you’ll get Windows 10 Pro if you previously had a Professional edition of Windows 7 or 8 installed.

When we reinstalled Windows 10 Pro on our computer, it activated immediately. But, if Microsoft’s activation servers are overloaded, so it may take some time before your system activates. If it’s not activated, you may see information here that can help you activate.

Some people report having to reboot several times, while others have just waited. The following command can force an activation to occur if it’s not happening automatically after going through the steps above. First, open an Administrator Command Prompt by right-clicking the Start button or pressing Windows Key + X and selecting Command Prompt (Admin). Type the following command and press Enter:

slmgr.vbs /ato

Many people report having to run this command several times. if you see an error message, try rebooting and running it again, wait and run it again, or just wait and let Windows activate automatically. Microsoft’s servers may be overloaded at the moment you’re trying to activate.

Option Two: Perform a Reset and Remove Everything

If you’ve already upgraded to Windows 10 and want a fresh install, there’s an easier method. You can use the Reset feature to reset your Windows 10 system back to a fresh state. If you installed Windows 10 yourself, this should give you a fresh Windows system in no time.

There are a few caveats, however: this method isn’t ideal for every situation. If you purchased a computer that came with Windows 10, for example, this will likely bring back the bloatware that came with your Windows 10 PC. (There’s a way around this, but we’ve yet to test it ourselves.)

In addition, some people have reported that it won’t fix some system corruption issues, in which case you’d want to perform a real clean install using Option One above.

To reset your Windows 10 PC, open the Settings app, select Update & security, select Recovery, and click the “Get started” button under Reset this PC. Select “Remove everything.” This will wipe all your files, so be sure you have backups.


Microsoft’s free upgrade offer depends on your PC’s hardware so it may not activate properly if you’ve swapped out hardware inside your PC. You may need to call Microsoft and complete the phone activation process, explaining what happened, if you changed the PC’s hardware after taking advantage of the offer. The phone support line can give you an activation code that will allow you to activate Windows 10, even if it won’t activate automatically. However, you may have to provide additional information.

Technically, the free Windows 10 upgrade (as well as OEM copies of Windows and pre-installed copies of Windows 10) aren’t supposed to be transferred to a separate PC. But often, the phone activation process will let you do it anyway, so it’s worth a shot.

If you receive this email from WhatsApp do not open it

WhatsApp users are being targeted in a dangerous new phishing attack that aims to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

When you receive one of these emails in your inbox, it will appear to come from WhatsApp , but if you look at the actual FROM email address, you will see it is not from the company.

The messages have suggestive subject lines such as: “You have obtained a voice notification”, “an audio memo was missed”, “a brief audio recording has been delivered” and “a short vocal recording was obtained”.

Each subject line ends with a set of random characters like “xgod” or “Ydkpda”. These are probably used for encoding some data, to identify the recipient, according to cyber security researchers at Comodo Labs .

Each of the malicious messages also contains a compressed ZIP file as an attachment. If the recipient tries to open the attachment, it will unleash the malware, which spreads rapidly through a computer’s file system.

Once the malware has been installed, hackers could user it to steal private information or take remote control of the computer.

“Cybercriminals are becoming more and more like marketers – trying to use creative subject lines to have unsuspecting emails be clicked and opened to spread malware,” said Fatih Orhan, Director of Technology for Comodo and the Comodo Antispam Labs.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, is currently the most popular messaging app in the world, with more than 900 million users. It allows users to send text, video and audio messages over an internet connection.

Last week, a security researcher uncovered a vulnerability in the service that can be used to crash the app by bombarding it with thousands of emoji.
Article Source: Mirror

Apple is definitely building a car, Tesla’s Elon Musk says

Chief of electric car company says it is an ‘open secret’ that the iPhone maker is gearing up to launch a rival vehicle.

 

Elon Musk, the chief executive of high-tech electric car company Tesla, has said that it is an “open secret” that Apple is building a rival vehicle.

“Companies like Apple will probably make a compelling electric car, it seems like the obvious thing to do,” Musk, who made billions from the success of PayPal, told the BBC.

“It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it.”

Apple is widely believed to be developing its own electric car. It has reportedly been scouting locations for testing and meeting with regulators, and has registered car-related website domains.

Tim Cook, its chief executive, has also said that the car industry should expect “massive change”.

Musk, who has attempted to pioneer desirable electric cars with Tesla’s high-end models, has previously been vocal about Apple’s supposed attempts to build a rival. He said last year that Apple was nicknamed “The Tesla Graveyard” within Tesla, and that it was where engineers went after being fired from Tesla.

When asked if Apple was a threat, he mockingly told a German newspaper: “Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?”

Musk told the BBC that “we encourage more participation by whoever it is to create electric vehicles” but that “it’s quite hard to do”.

Apple and Google are both making big moves to crack the car industry, including investing in self-driving technology.

Tesla is quickly introducing driverless modes to its currently-available cars though. A new mode revealed this week allows owners to summon their Tesla to their doors with just a smartphone.

Article Source: Telegraph

Countries with the fastest internet in the world

South Korea sits in the top spot, taking over from Denmark, which goes back to second place. The leaders are followed in the top five by Iceland, the United Kingdom and Sweden – the UK has climbed from tenth to fourth in the last five years.

Australia sits down in 13th, two spots ahead of the United States in 15th, with Germany sandwiched between them. Right at the bottom of the list is Chad, below Malawi, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

High-speed broadband for the people

The report works out a special ICT Development Index, based around internet speed, the number of fixed internet subscriptions, and the percentage of households with a computer. The final IDI rating is out of ten: South Korea scored 8.93.

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That’s due in part to the thriving e-sports scene in the country, as well as a rapidly advancing technology market. High-speed internet is available almost everywhere for South Korean citizens, including in its PC cafes.

As you would expect, internet quality and access is improving across the globe: there are more countries in the 8-9 IDI range than ever before.

South Africa Ranked 88th ahead of Panama with an IDI 2015 score of 4.90.
Article Source: Tech Radar