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How to record screen on any Android phone without root.

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You must have heard about recording of the screen of a phone or PC, but
as easy as it sounds on Android phones, it is not usually possible for
phones without root access to record their screen. But some of this new
developers have created some applications that can perform this task
even without rooting your phone, and that sounds like a good news to
users who are afraid of rooting. So to simply record screen I am going
to talk about the best 5 applications for recording screen of phone. You
may feel sharing some stuffs to friend that may need the person to see
how it is been done or ypi want to create a tutorial or you want to
teach someone a step that needs paying attention, all you need is record
your screen and send to the person. This application for recording, I
am going to list are free but some have paid versions who have more
features or block useless advertisements. Most applications found on
Google playstore for recording screen are paid or even if not paid may
require root access, but this application listed here will make u make
good use of your time of downloading lot of applications before finding
the ones you want and you can simply use one second out of it to share
this if you find it useful.

ilos Screen Recorder

ilos screen recorder is a simple, basic and user friendly recorder
for non-rooted devices and works flawlessly on lollipop (Android 5.1).
It is a totally free application. It doesn’t have any lot of hard ways
it totally free and easy to use. It also records audio via your phone
microphone. You can change the setting of ilos to select the quality of
the videos you want (Standard, Medium and High).
Note: The higher the quality the higher the size of the video.
This application also enables you to create online account where you can
save your videos for future use and can download to any phone, maybe if
you change your phone and you can also share the videos in your Social
Media accounts.

Rec. (Screen Recorder)

Rec is also one of the best screen recording applications for
Android. Like the ilos also it is user friendly (Easily Understandable)
and easy to use application. But unlike ilos it has two types the free
version and paid, the free version enables you to record Full HD videos
up to 5 minutes. You can change the setting of rec to select the quality
of the videos you want.
Note: The higher the quality the higher the size of the video
But the pro version had more features like shake to start/stop
recording, can record videos up to 1 hour , show screen touches and lots
more and the pro goes for only $3.29, but it really worth its price.

AZ Screen Recorder – No Root

AZ Screen Recorder is one of the designed screen recording
application for lollipop. This application provides all it features free
of charge. AZ Screen Recorder can capture video of your face with your
front camera and record audio via your microphone and can be used to
trim videos.

One Shot screen recorder

One Shot Screen Recorder really make screen recording easier a d
interesting because it enables you to edit (Trimming etc) your videos
without any other applications. But the free version puts watermark on
your videos while the paid doesn’t the paid just go for $1 on Google
play store. The paid removes the watermark, advertisements and gives you
the ability to change your video logo.
Unlimited Screen Recorder is a great application for recording videos
most especially on lollipop (Android 5.1), it is a free application no
premium PR pro version and has features of lots of some premium like no
watermarks, unlimited recording and lots more. Even as it is free it
records audio on the videos and its a very easy application and you will
find it fun using it.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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2 Best Ways to Extend your Data Plan

Isaac Godwin

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If there’s anything you need more aside from food, then it’s probably data.

Civilization has gotten more digital than ever, tech has rapidly evolved – so as apps. And regardless of what uses these apps provide, most of them need our mobile data to run efficiently.

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Mobile networks are aware of these, and the cost data is obviously getting less expensive than it was. Thankfully, no matter what part of the world you’re in, there’s always a data plan for everyone.

But still, there is still a way to get the most out of your data plan without unnecessary usage that you might not even be aware of.

Now forget what similar articles you might have seen before, if you follow these two simple tips, you’ll definitely notice change in your data exhaustion rate.

1 • Turn off Apps Background Data

As simple as this may seem, a lot of individuals don’t even know this. Turning off background data for some certain apps can save you a lot of money not just data only.

Reason is, some apps use your data even if you don’t have them open. It all happens in the background.

Here’s how to turn off apps background data.

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First, go to Settings, then to Apps

Click whichever app you don’t need background data

Below the app details, click data usage

Click on the toggle beside the background data

And Voila!

You can do these for as many apps you wish not to use your data unnecessarily in the background.

2 • Install Datally

Datally is another app from Google with the initiative of conserving more data for its Android users. The app is lightweight, its latest version is just little above 5MB.

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Adding to this, it comes with a bunch of useful features like data saver that allows you to block data background usage or unwanted notifications from apps with ease, and also a detailed statistics of your data usage.

My favorite feature is the Bubble that gives real-time data usage of the app you’re using at that moment

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One tip though (more like an advice), if you’re at any point managing data stay far from YouTube. But if you still have the itch to watch youtube video, go for the lite version of the app, YouTube Go. Because I heard some people only get their senses back with the “your data is remaining 100MB” message. 🙄

Okay that will be all for now. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to assist.

Thanks for reading, hopefully I’ll see you in the next post.

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How To Know A Smartphone With A Good Camera

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There’s been a tense competition between smartphone manufacturers in the  megapixel spec race to prove that their camera is better than their rivals. We have reached  a point where even the cheap and lower-end camera smartphones are packing more pixels than they should. This has made it hard to differentiate  between the camera hardware.

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The unfortunate reality is that of most of us believe that a smartphone whose camera has more megapixel takes better pictures than those with few
megapixel. However this isn’t always the case. This is because you can’t be able to note any difference in resolutiontaken by two different phone cameras, since most screens you will be viewing them on are not capable of displaying the
range of megapixels it supports.

Let’s  say that anything bigger than 8 megapixels tends to
be only helpful for cropping. What I’m saying is that a smartphone taking images of 12 megapixels  can be cropped by approximately 50 percent and its resolution will still be as high as a 4K TV.

Here are some factors to consider if you want the best of the best out of your camera.

P.S I might get into a little bit of Physics to explain these factors but don’t worry it won’t be too complex to understand

Sensor size

The Sensor size represents a lot of important values regarding the camera such as the necessary focal length, the crop factor, and its f-number. Most OEMs have that figured, leaving the only vital thing you should worry about: the light
intensity gathering properties of your camera’s sensor.

This is a bit easy to understand. A large sensor has more area for light to penetrate giving a greater capability to gather the light.

Pixel size
The pixel size comes handy in measuring how larger individual photodetectors are in a CMOS sensor. Pixel size for a
smartphone camera fits in a narrow range that’s between one and two microns or micrometers (abbreviated as µm) in either the vertical or horizontal direction. The larger it is, the more light each pixel will collect. That’s why the HTC One M8’s camera with 2.0 µm performs better than in dark conditions than the Galaxy S5 that has 1.12 µm pixels. This
is simply because the M8’s pixels are a obviously larger and can capture more light. In summary , a camera with a high pixel size tends to capture more light than that with a lower pixel size.

Aperture size

Another spec to look is the aperture size that is represented
by f divided by a number (eg. f/2.0). Since ‘f value is divided by’ the setup, this is one of the rare camera specs where a
small number produces a better image than a larger one.
The key benefit of a wider aperture is that you the camera
will take better low-light photos. This is because a wider aperture lets more light to be captured at once when taking a
picture. You should keep in mind that a smaller number means a wider aperture.

Image Stabilization.

Image stabilization is either listed as OIS or EIS. This means Optimal Image Stabilization and Electronic Image
Stabilization.

OIS technology means that the camera sensor moves physically to compensate for unexpected shaking while holding your smartphone. If you are walking when you are recording a video, for example, the steps you take shake the
camera. However, OIS ensure that the sensor remains steady even if the rest of your smartphone shakes.

Unfortunately the downside of the OIS is that the hardware required tends to be
costly and takes up the previous space, hence it is not included in many smartphones . Instead, most smartphones use EIS to try and achieve the same effect. EIS works by stretching, cropping, and changing perspective on individual frames which make up a video.

In general, it is much better to have a camera that is running OIS since stretching and cropping can reduce quality or create a ‘Jello effect ’ in videos.

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