The Top 3 Reasons to Monitor a Cell Phone


Telephone booths were essential items in the early twentieth century because they facilitated long
distance communication. Then landlines became a reality in the latter years of this century.
Today, we have mobile devices. These devices help you talk to anyone in the globe at any time as
long as the other person accepts the call. Sadly, these devices are as harmful as they are helpful.
Kids are particularly vulnerable to the harm that results from misusing them. Therefore, tracking
mobile devices is critical in many instances. Here are the top 3 reasons to monitor a cell phone.


1. Protect Your Loved Ones from Cyber Bullying
Twenty-five percent of teenagers have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lives. Statistics also show that most of this bullying occurs through mobile devices. Shielding them from this vice is critical because bullying devastates children emotionally. Sadly, protecting your kids from cyberbullies is a daunting task because kids are afraid to speak about it. Remember, only 10% of bullied teens report such incidents to their parents. Monitoring their cellular activity is an excellent way of helping them. More specifically, you will discover cases of harassment. Then you will talk to them about it in addition to dealing with the culprit. Protecting fellow adults from cyber bullies is also necessary in some cases.

2. Catch Unscrupulous People Including Predators
Unscrupulous people often use smartphones to harm or defraud their victims. Remember, these people rely on isolating their targets. Then they can manipulate them without their loved ones knowing about it. For example, imagine someone blackmailing your spouse over an embarrassing incident that occurred years ago. Another person can take advantage of an employee at your office convincing him or her to reveal sensitive information about your organization. Moreover, predators rely on the impressionable nature of children. That is how they lure them away from home. Did you know that 8% of teenagers have met someone they came across online? Monitoring cell phones would help you catch these unscrupulous people so that you can protect your spouse, employees, and kids.

3. Discovering the Truth about Events and Situations
People often lie about specific events and situations. Unfortunately, they fail to realize the impact of those lies on everyone involved. Usually, explaining to them why telling the truth is essential bears no fruit. The only recourse you have under such circumstances is monitoring their cellphones. Doing so is especially critical in cases where someone is suffering from depression, negative influence from peers, or addiction among other problems. You need to know what kind of websites this person is visiting. What plans does his peer group have? What kind of purchases is your child making? Relationships are worth monitoring as well. For example, is there an inappropriate workplace relationship that is happening under your nose? Is your daughter dating someone? What is his intention towards her? In this post, you will discover a highly specialized spy app that will enhance your monitoring capabilities.

Lenovo to give pure stock android experience with k8 note



We all love the stock android experience , don't we ? But these days a lot of companies add their UI and load the phone with bloatware which makes it dull.

Well, looks like lenovo realized it finally. Yes Lenovo has announced that all forthcoming smartphone will feature stock Android operating system. The company says that Lenovo K8 Note will be the first device to ship with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Lenovo has today announced that all forthcoming smartphone will feature stock Android operating system. The company says that Lenovo K8 Note will be the first device to ship with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

"There's no more Vibe UI going forward and we are moving to complete stock Android for all our future Lenovo phones. This is a huge transition for our business perspective," said by Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing

What it means is that it will give users a cleaner interface, a smoother experience and no excess bloatware ( we all hate bloatware ). With the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in k8 note, consumers will get latest features like multi-window, launch actions and improved bundled notifications. In addition, the OS will also allow users to access popular Google services, including Google Assistant.

Recently Lenovo put up camera samples, which made it clear that the focus of the smartphone is on its camera. Other than that, a recent leak suggested that the Lenovo K8 Note could be powered by a 1.39GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM.

The phone will be launched tomorrow ( 9th august ) and it will be available in amazon. Amazon has setup a dedicated page for Lenovo K8 Note when it goes official on August 9 in India. Lenovo fans can set up a reminder for when the K8 Note goes on sale. Simply go to Amazon India's Lenovo K8 Note landing page, and tab on the 'Notify Me' button on the top banner.


iPhone 8 latest Leaked Images Reveal Bezel-Less Design



The internet is full with leaks of iPhone 8. Be it in terms of designs, specs, hardware - you name it. But the device’s individual parts are now cropping up online. These arrive just at the time when mass production of the iPhone 8 has reportedly begun. The latest iPhone 8 leaks show us the front and back panel, the camera ring at the back, and even the metal frame of the upcoming Apple flagship.

 
A Reddit user going by the name Kamikasky posted the front and back panle images of the upcoming iPhone 8 . He claims to have gotten hold of these from an industry source, who got it from the Chinese manufacturers directly. The leak shows that the iPhone 8 has a glass back, with the Apple logo and the vertical dual camera setup at the back.


 
If these rumours are true then it would be confirmed that the iPhone 8  is sporting a nearly bezel-less glass front and a completely glass back instead of the usual aluminum.

Apple is expected to give iPhone 8 owners more screen  than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus without actually making its smartphone size any bigger.

Apart from this leak there are some other leaks too

1. No version is planned with a rear fingerprint scanner
2. AuthenTech’s long standing Touch ID capacitive touch module has been replaced
3. There will be Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner
4. RAM remains at 3GB like the iPhone 7 Plus
5. There’s wireless charging via a rear panel
6. It will again be “water resistant” (no word if the rating has increased)
7. There is no USB-C, Apple is sticking with Lightning

The iPhone 8 is also expected to be powered by the A11 chip, feature an OLED panel, have a 3D front camera, and sport some AR features as well. While some report of a delay in launch, some reports claim that the iPhone 8 is on schedule and will launch in September.

Your Phone is not secure, Your Call can be spoofed. Here's How.





This article is only for educational Purpose


Only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete.
Well, This might sound like a Sci-Fi Movie but reading of sensitive e-mails and SMS to stealing of photos, tracking of location , spoofing your phone calls can be done, and you can be the target.

How hackers can take control over your Phone ?

The IMSI Catcher

Before I talk about the IMSI Catcher , I'll introduce you to some buzzwords.
IMSI , International Mobile Subscriber Identity. This is a GSM unique identifier that defines a subscriber in the wireless world, including the country and mobile network to which the subscriber belongs. 


ICCID , Integrated Circuit Card ID. This is the identifier of the actual SIM card itself - i.e. an identifier for the SIM chip. It is possible to change the information contained on a SIM (including the IMSI), but the identify of the SIM itself remains the same.

IMEI , International Mobile Equipment Identity and is a unique number given to every single mobile phone, typically found behind the battery.

Simply Put, IMSI catcher is a fake phone base station that tricks cell phones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear.
Here's a rough discussion on How was it done.
The concept is Simple, your mobile phone automatically tries to route its communications through the strongest signal from nearby phone base towers, and the IMSI Catcher satisfies this need by emitting the strongest signal.

What are some other ways how an attacker tries to gain control over your phone?

If you use P2P services, you might have seen 'cracked' premium apps. In that case, I'll have you known 3 random ways that a attacker tries to gain access on your phone.
  1. A 'cracked' version of a premium app.
  2. Fake Ads/Tricking the user to download malicious app
  3. Uninstalling and installing the malicious version of the same app.
Vodafone In India provides M-PESA service for money transfer , But Security Researchers are able to compromise these systems.

So basically, The type of attacks possible here are only limited by the coding ability and creativity of the hacker.

So Do You think you are Secure? What are you using on your phone to keep yourself secure? Let Us know! 

Android M to include more privacy controls for users



Privacy has been a great issue among Android users. According to Bloomberg, Google is reportedly looking to give users more granular control over app permissions.

According to Bloomberg the new operating system, set to debut at Google I/O 2015, will let users pick and choose what information is shared with certain applications, including photos, contacts, and location. This is an evolution in Google's walk to bring more privacy and peace of mind to its users. That means you’ll be able to set if an app—Facebook, for example—can access information such as photos, contacts and location.

It’s unclear how the new features will affect the functionality of an app, because few permissions are necessary for some apps and if those permissions are not granted, apps might not work the way they suppose to work. This new option  will presumably cause some strife among Google and developers, who feed off that information.


We’re expecting to hear more about Android M at Google I/O, which kicks off on May 28.

LG Launches Smartphone - G4


LG's mobile chief, Juno Cho, said that “smartphones have become clones of one another.” He also  said that . "Almost all the phones on display and introduced looked same — the same metal casing and emphasis on thinness, overall form factors that are very similar."

At the announcement of G4 smartphone they stated : We're not like theothers. LG is seeking to distinguish its new G4 phone from Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones by two ways-Optional leather backs and manual camera controls.

Using metal or ceramic, LG will make phones with traditional backs, too. LG said leather models will cost more in some markets although the prices weren't announced. The G4 is available immediately in LG's home country of South Korea. It will be available around the world in the coming weeks.

Here's how the G4 stacks up:


The design


LG made a dig at Samsung, without naming it, by pointing out that glass backs can be marred with fingerprints. Some of Samsung's older phones had imitation leather backs. The G4 will have a choice of leather finishes. The G4 uses real leather and has stitching down the middle — for looks, more than anything.



The Camera


LG is adding features to improve low-light images. These are improvements over the average smartphone, the inclusion of a lens that can open wider to let in more light and reduce blur.

The G4 also has a plethora of manual controls, rivalling those of full-body cameras known as single-lens reflex (SLR). LG said no other major smartphone released "this year" has that capability. LG was careful about the phrasing.

Most cameras use JPEG, which takes less storage space but introduces distortion in the compression. The G4 differs in letting people save images in RAW format, which permits a greater degree of editing.

One nice feature, even if the phone's display is off it has the ability to snap a photo by pressing the power button on the back twice. Samsung's S6 launches the camera with the double press of the home button, but the user still has to then take the shot. LG also made a dig at Samsung for this, without naming the company.

In an interview, Cho said LG "felt that kind of experience is important for the customer." As much as LG tries to be different, the layout of the G4's photo gallery resembles the iPhone's.


Extras


The G4 also has a slot for a memory card — something lacking in the iPhone and S6 phones. LG keeps the slot — especially important if people start storing all their photos in RAW.

Few phones have non-removable batteries these days, in part to keep phones thin. LG sacrificed thinness so the battery can be removed and replaced with a spare.

Complete guide to install Oxygen OS on OnePlus One



Its been a long time OnePLus users waiting for the new Lollipop based ROM for their smartphones. The wait is over as the popular Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has finally released its own custom ROM -- OnePlus OxygenOS, which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and comes with lots of new features


In this guide we’ll show you how to Unlock the Bootloader, root and install the Oxygen OS on OnePlus one phone. You can’t receive the OTA update for the same, you will have to install it manually on your phone. This OS is the official update for OnePLus one users and not a third party custom ROM.

Before following this guide do take the full backup of you phone and save it in some safe place.

In order to install Oxygen Os on your smartphone you need to do the following :

  • Install One Plus One Adb Drivers For Windows
  • Unlock Bootloader One Plus one
  • Install TWRP on One Plus One
  • Root OnePlus One
  • OxygenOS Installation Instructions

Install One Plus One Adb Drivers For Windows

Step 1. Install the latest Samsung drivers: SAMSUNG USB Driver v1.5.33.0 (These are the universal USB driver and works fine on One Plus one)

Step 2. After the installation. Restart the computer.

Step 3. Go to Device Manager, find the Android device, and select Update Driver Software.

Step 4. From the next screen, Select Browse my computer for driver software.

Step 5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Step 6. Select ADB Interface from the list. Select SAMSUNG Android ADB Interface (this is a signed driver). If you get a warning, select Yes to continue.

Unlock Bootloader One Plus one

Step 1. Download the ADB and fastboot file here and extract the folder on your desktop.

Step 2. Now turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power. The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.

Step 3. Connect you phone to PC with USB cable.

Step 4. Now open a command prompt window on the ADB folder. Hold Shift button and Right click on the White space of the folder and click on “Open Command Window here”.

Step 5. Now enter the following command on the windows:

fastboot devices

This command will list the connected devices. If your phones serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly.

Step 6. After this proceed to unlocking the bootloader with the following command:

fastboot oem unlock

Step 7. After the above command has finished executing, run the following

fastboot reboot

Now  wait for few minute to reboot the device. After that adjust the following settings on the phone:

USB Debugging - On your phone go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging
Disable CM Recovery Protection – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then disable the ‘Update recovery with system updates’ option.

Close the command prompt windowin your computer.

Install TWRP on One Plus One


Step 1. Download the latest TWRP recovery here.

Step 2. Rename the recovery file that you downloaded above to recovery.img and move the img file into the ADB folder that your downloaded and extracted on your desktop.

Step 3. Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power.

Step 4. Open a new command prompt and run the following commands:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 5. Once the flash has completed type the following command to reboot the phone:

fastboot reboot

Now the phone will reboot and  TWRP is now installed on your phone. Now follow the next step to root your device.

Root OnePlus One


Step 1. Download the SuperSu zip file here and copy the file on your phone.

Step 2. Boot your phone in recovery mode. To do this hold volume down + power. Leave the phone at the main screen of the custom recovery for now.

Step 3. Now go to Install > browse to SuperSU zip and select it. Swipe to confirm the installation. Then reboot.

OxygenOS Installation Instructions

Step 1. One the TWRP recovery in installed on your device, Download the OxygenOS ROM zip file here and save it on your desktop.

Now extract the folder on your desktop and you will see two different files in the folder. Oxygen_1.0.0_Flashabdle.mdf and Oxygen_1.0.0_Flashabdle.zip. You need a zip file.

Step 2. After this connect you phone to the PC and Move the Oxygen_1.0.0_Flashabdle.zip file on your phone.

Step 3. After this turn off your phone and boot in recovery mode. TO do this Hold Volume down button + Power button.

Step 4. Now you phone will boot in recovery mode.

Step 5. Now after this select Wipe option and and delete Cache, Dalvik cache and data.

Step 6. Now go back and Select Install option and ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.

Step 7. Select the OxygenOS zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.

After the flash succeeds, you can reboot the device, which will take you to the new OxygenOS.

iPad Air (next generation) To Be Thinner, No 16GB Option [ Specifications]

 iPad Air (next generation) To Be Thinner, No  16GB Option [ Specifications]


From sources within Apple, technology columnist Michael Andrew and his team claim to have obtained photos and illustrations of the second-generation iPad Air. Apple's forthcoming iPad, which is expected to debut on October 16. 



Michael didn't publish the pictures, but did describe some of the design differences in as much detail as possible. The details are as follows:-

  • New iPad Air will come with Touch ID built into the home button.
  • It will also come in a gold colour option, according to Michael.
  • The new iPad is said to come with an 8MP camera instead of the 5MP camera on the first-generation iPad Air.
  • As expected, Michael says it will run on an Apple A8 processor and will come with 2GB of memory as opposed to the 1GB of memory found in the current iPad.
  • The new tablet will be 0.5mm thinner.
  • Apple may get rid of the 16GB option and could instead offer 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants.
  • Expect to see one row grill speakers rather than the two row grill on the current iPad Air.
  • The volume buttons are more recessed. The mute/vibration switch is said to be completely gone in order to keep the design super slim.
We're expecting to hear more about Apple's next iPad in the upcoming days..

Sony Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6

The smartphone world is multiplying like never before, and the competition has just become more cut-throat. Sony and Apple are the big players; there is a magnitude of excitement surrounding Sony Xperia Z3 and iPhone 6. Techie buffs will be baffled on which one to pick, as both pieces are packed with high-tech innovation. Let’s compare the two phones and decide on a more desirable one.

Sony Xperia Z3


The Z3 sticks to the true blue factor of Sony Xperia series, sources say it is a progression of the past. It is bigger than the X2 packed with superior features

Design:

Z3 is awe-inspiring at first glance; firstly it is bigger than Z2 and second the stunning vibrant blue display layer. A glance at the phone and anyone can guess that it is loaded with features. Sony has layered the phone with world class aluminium and tempered glass Omni Balance theme. Handling the phone is easy with angular body and rounded edges; it causes very little strain on the palm. Z3 is a lighter phone than Z2, it weights 152g, lighter by 11g, and Z2 is slimmer than Z2 by 7.3mm. Z3 is covered with glossy glass, and it is sturdy, and never breaks easily, Sony has used a new nylon cap to strengthen the rigidity effect. The Omni Balance design makes the phone dust proof, consumers can carry the phone amidst an outpour of rain and dust, and it will continue to look slate clean. It can be used in the pool or shower. Z3 has the highest water proof rating of IP65/68, the highest in the smartphone world. It can last in 1.5m of water for 30 minutes. There are new colour options as well that are captivating and different from the regular choices such as silver green and copper.

Display:

The screen quality of Z3 is stunning, the Z2 itself was mesmerizing; Z3 is a whole new display world. Sources say it is brighter than its predecessor by 20%, the 600 candela screen offers greater readability under razor sharp sunlight. It sports a 5.2 inch full High-Definition (HD) screen, the colours are crisper and so is the contrast. The stunningly marvellous display of colours is the outcome of the revolutionary X-Reality engine setting technology. The 424ppi display is filled with a density of pixels for effective commuting.

Battery:

The battery power of Z3 is known to be exemplary; sources were able to run a multitude of tasks in half an hour and witnessed no signs of battery drainage. Sony is confident that the battery will last for two whole days, with not just little but regular usage. The phone runs on 3100mAh battery power.

Performance:

Z3 can be used through any length, the operating system moves rapidly, with minimal space for shutter lag. Consumers can browse through galleries, browsers and home screen in a jiffy. The phone runs on 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM.

Operating System:

Z3 is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, which supports a range of apps and widgets. There is so much of excitement to look forward to; users can browse through movies, music services and Walkman app.

Camera:

The powerful and gigantic ½.3 inch Exmor RS camera works marvellously, owners can have a blast with it. The aftermath effect is a happy feeling with smooth and crisp images. Z3 has the first ISO 12800 sensor, the camera can capture images in faint light surrounding and every detailed description of the object is visible. Z3 has the highest ISO in smartphone world.

Apple iPhone 6

 

The Apple iPhone series has been a point of exhilaration for years, the iPhone 6 is a leap from the past. It’s got a bigger screen and many more apps.

Design:

iPhone 6 is a different iPhone identity to iPhone 5s, and is engineered with new smartphone identity. The front display is colourful, the edges are round, and the 4.7 inch screen builds the aesthetic design quality of the phone. The display is novel Retina HD, glance through the back and it is as picturesque as the colourful front covered with supreme anodized aluminium black.

Display:

iPhone 6 is covered with potent Retina HD display with a stunning 1334x750 resolution which is 326ppi. The pixel density capacity is 38% higher than iPhone 5s. It does not have the advanced Quad HD resolution, Apple intends to focus on quality, the phone is engineered with sRGB color technology, and the backlight drop is faint and highlights the trendy sleek nature of the phone.

Battery:

iPhone 6 operates on an efficient 1,810mAh battery that enables 3G talk time, and 14 hours continuous usage. The battery output is admirable for sufficient usage to engage in fun conversation and discuss important business operations.

Performance:

The power of iPhone 6 is determined by A8 chip engineered on second generation 64-bit desktop architecture. Its magnificent power is fuelled by M8 motion coprocessor that enables users to browse through apps and widgets and play games swiftly.

Interior processor:

iPhone 6 is powered by a robust QHD  2560x1600 resolution with density of 355 pixels.

Camera:

Apple iPhone 6 is inserted with iSight camera that operates on image signal processor and Apple designed video encoder tucked into A8 chip. It supports video features and advanced camera such as noise reduction, continuous auto focus, superior face detection and new focus pixels. The image quality is pristine and super crisp.

Conclusion:

Sony Xperia Z3 portrays a superior design impact; the screen quality is more animated. iPhone 6 has a great screen display filled with range of colours, but it does not hit the eye at first sight. The battery power of Xperia Z3 is notches higher than iPhone 6. The two phones are engineered with pioneering software technology and true to its own merit. Xperia Z3 functions on a superior interior core processor. iPhone 6 has a marvellous in-built camera that involves greater usage of technology than Xperia Z3. The colour resolution and user interface versatility of both phones are leading-edge.