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6 Tips To Make Your Samsung Galaxy S7 Smarter

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From the time the Samsung Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) hit the smartphone market in
2016, they were described  as being superior handsets with an incredible
design. Finally, there was a pair of smartphones that delivered top line
features without sacrificing an aspect of design. These two devices
had the best sensors for the cameras, an expandable micro SD card
storage, and resistance to water and dust.

Samsung also included some handy software tricks that enhance the overall experience of users. Below are some  tips that you can use to make better
use of these powerful devices.

1. Get better audio quality with Adapt Sound

This is an incredible feature on the S7, but one that’s hidden from
most users. It allows you to custom set your audio experience so
that you get better sound quality even with the most average
headphones it works just like Dolby Audio . Navigate to “ Sounds and vibration ” from Settings , then
choose ‘ Sound quality and effects ’ option. From here, select ‘ Adapt
Sound ’ then ‘ Personalized sound ’. You’ll be prompted to plug in your
headphones and find a quiet place so that Adapt Sound can start
configuring for you.

2. Go Parallax with Wallpaper Motion Effect

Apple was the first company to come up with the Parallax effect for
their iOS 7 back in 2013. Since then, a lot of Android apps have
Copied it. But why download an app when your smartphone comes
packed with this functionality? Activate Wallpaper Motion Effect on
your S7 by long-pressing your home screen, then choose Wallpapers .
Toggle the Wallpaper Motion Effect on so that you enjoy awesome
parallax effect on your device screen.

3. Capture scrolling screenshots
The S7 is not the first Samsung handset to be able to capture
scrolling screenshots. Users have been able to do so since the Galaxy
Note 5. This is a completely ingenious method to capture the screen
in its entirety, more so when you’re scanning through a lengthy article
on your screen.

To capture a scrolling screenshot, you need to press
and hold the power and home button (at the same time). A regular
screenshot will automatically be captured. Once that’s done, you’ll get
a ‘ + ’ icon below prompting you to Capture more. Tap on this button to
activate the screen scroll. Your device will stitch everything together
into a continuous image.

4. Log into sites using your fingerprint
The Galaxy S7 comes equipped with a pretty fast (actually faster than
Chrome) browser that also features fingerprint authentication for
websites that need a password. So rather than having to enter your
password each time you need to log into some websites
or some other serious website, all you need to do is put your finger on
the fingerprint scanner. You can easily set up this feature by
navigating to Settings>Lock screen and security>Fingerprints .
Activate the ‘Web Sign-in’ toggle.

5. Leverage the Auto-Brightness
Most Android users actually prefer to turn off the pesky auto-
brightness configuration. This setting seems to work incorrectly and
is often a waste of battery time. But the auto-brightness feature on
the Samsung Galaxy S7 is way smarter!

Your phone automatically
adjusts to ambient light conditions that you may or may not want to
manually set. The important thing though is that the S7 auto-
brightness feature works very correctly and conveniently, so you don’t
have to be afraid of having it enabled. Simply swipe down from the top
of the screen and check the Auto box next to the brightness slider .

6. Take advantage of the Advanced features
There are multiple advanced features on the Samsung Galaxy S7 that
you can take advantage to make better use of your smartphone.

Simply navigate to Settings , then Advanced features . All these
features can come in handy one way or the other. For instance, when
you enable ‘ One-handed operation’, the phone adjusts the size of the
screen so that you have an easier time using apps such as the
calculator and keyboard with one hand.
Use the  tips above to make better use of your powerful
Samsung S7 handset.

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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iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?

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It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.

The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.

Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.

Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?

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Huawei Ban In The US – The Domino Effect And What Is Really Going On

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I’ve been following up the Huawei ban by the Donald Trump and administration and to be frank with you, I really hope this ban is reversed because the effect is something I would call a “Domino Effect”. Can you just picture a pack of dominoes falling ?

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I believe you get the picture now, that’s what Donald Trump just set off and I really hope this doesn’t escalate. The US got into a trade war with China and The Huawei ban was a result of the crossfire. This move is affecting a lot of companies not just Huawei and it would slow down a lot of improvements in the tech sector globally.

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Huawei is the second largest smartphone company in the world coming in right below Samsung and just above Apple. They even made an excess profit of $100b some time ago and this money comes in from their various buinesses. Huawei happens to be the biggest Chinese brand in this position globally and it’s really disappointing that this is coming just right after the Samsung Fold issue and people were looking towards the Huawei Mate X as the next foldable device to look forward to , even Android Q now natively supports foldable phones but now it’s seeming like we all will have to wait for another foldable phone to get us excited again.

What Huawei Has To Do With The Trade War

Huawei doesn’t make just smartphones, they make a lot of things from laptops to servers to telecom materials and now they have developed 5G.

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Yes you read that first line well, Huawei has developed 5G and is working on improving data download speeds and also fixing the problems that come with such speeds . 5G is not just advanced 4G LTE as many people feel, 5G is actually a whole lot faster. You can download a 2 hour movie on 5G within 3.6 seconds.

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Yes.. it’s that fast and with the growing number of driver-less cars , smart homes and inter connected devices, 5G would actually make life a whole lot easier. Doctors can even perform surgeries in a location from an entirely different part of the world. The benefits are just too numerous.

The US was actually the first to develop 4G and it added about $100b to their GDP and created over a million jobs. If they had pioneered 5G first, they would have added $500b to their GDP and created almost 10 times the amount of jobs they created. I get the fact that Trump is a businessman but there are better ways to do settle this rather than accusing Huawei of being a pawn of the Chinese Government.

 Currently, Donald Trump is literally like a frustrated driver in Lagos Traffic getting annoyed that someone overtook him in traffic after he did the same a few moments ago .The major issue Trump is using to cover up here is that he fears that the Chinese Government would use the 5G network to spy on other countries and personally I feel this is just a bit overblown.

The Effects OF 5G and Why The West Is Scared

Now most of our communication systems already have some sort of encryption in place so I really feel it’s not something that we should be worried about . The only major concern here is the power it comes with and the security concerns have gotten into the UK. The UK already set up a panel to investigate Huawei and make sure there isn’t any security  breach or backdoors in the system.

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Like it or not, the future of warfare would be totally cyberwarfare, if someone can shut down the communication systems of a country with the touch of a button, the resultant effects would be definitely catastrophic.

I believe you now understand why western governments are scared. I also understand this but I still feel the decision to ban Huawei was rather too hasty even though one Huawei executive was arrested sometime ago for a case related to espionage but I still feel it isn’t enough to pin Huawei completely and start a Huawei ban

Huawei CEO Responds To The Huawei Ban

I followed up an interview where the Huawei CEO was asked to give his views on the Huawei ban is facing at the moment and here’s what he had to say –

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“I’m very grateful to the US companies, they’ve grown with us for the past 30 years and made a lot of selfless contributions, they taught us how to walk. Most of my consulting enterprises are in the US for example IBM and many others, Secondly we have received great support from these companies and it reflects
the conscience of the US Firms in this crisis”

“2 or 3 days ago I received a call saying that the US companies are working to solve the crisis by reaching out
to the US Government regarding the ban on Huawei. There a re 4 types of regulations. We are not seasonal control, we received entity control this means whatever US companies are selling to Chinese Companies need to get permission. ”

“Even though the entity control is there the inside of the company would not be affected.
The US is a country with an adequate legal system so US Companies have to abide by the law and so does the entity list. So this affects both US companies as well.”

“We are not quite prepared for our low-end products because we think they will die out soon so those might be affected but our high end products won’t be affected at least 5G won’t be affected. Other companies won’t be able to catch up with us in the next 2-3 years”

“If Google cuts off the support to Huawei it would affect Huawei significantly even though Google is still a good company and we’re working on it to find a solution as soon as possible.”

How The Huawei Ban Would Affect Huawei

Now this ban would actually affect Huawei in two major ways and unfortunately these are the major parts of their company as a tech company – The software part and the hardware part.

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The Huawei Ban Software Problem

Google has already revoked their Android License so Huawei can’t use any of their products on future devices. No Gmail, Youtube, Playstore and others. Now these apps are already part of a core Android users mobile experience and you can hardly find a good replacement for that apart from users within China who don’t depend on it.

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So basically that on it’s own poses a major challenge for the mobile division of Huawei. Although Huawei has two options in this part to use AOSP (Android Open Source Project) without Google Services or simply create their own OS.

Huawei has already been rumored to be working on their own OS for smartphones , HongMeng OS and according to one of their executives the OS was supposed to be launched this year. If you can recall one of the Huawei GT smartwatches didn’t run on Android Wear but was still a great smartwatch.

Was that actually HongMeng OS?

Well I can’t say for sure but I have a feeling it might be.

In the PC division, there’s the Windows issue, Huawei makes Matebooks which all run on windows. Windows is a Microsoft Product (A US company). So Huawei would still have to chose an OS for their new laptops as well.

The Huawei Ban Hardware Problem

Although Huawei probably has the ability to make a few of the hardware they buy from other companies, if not all but it would still affect them badly. Corning, Intel, Nvidia, Synaptics and Snapdragon are all US Companies and they can’t do business with Huawei immediately after the 90 day period when the ban goes into the effect .

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These companies all contribute to Huawei’s products in one way or the other. Huawei has confirmed that they have 3 Months worth of supply stored in their company from each company they buy from, which means Huawei actually prepared ahead of time.

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I was confident Huawei would be able to make their own chipsets for their smartphones since they already made it -the Kirin Chipset. Now ARM, a UK based company that makes the components for most of the smartphone processors have also pulled out of supporting Huawei because their production plants are based in Houston Texas. So this still poses a major threat to the development of Kirin Processors.

What lies Ahead for Huawei – HongMeng OS  Or AOSP ?

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Huawei as basically two options, to use AOSP without Google apps or use a brand new OS – HongMeng OS that is said to make Android apps 60% faster . Hauwei is a big company and has the capability of making the OS a major competitor in the tech market and with so many restrictions  at the moment the future seems to point towards HongMeng Os and even though I want the restrictions to be removed , I can’t wait to see the new OS.

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