Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer! What’s the catch?

It’s already Happy New Year for the Reliance Jio customers. As Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer is already LIVE.

Yesterday, Reliance had announced ‘Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer’ for its existing and new customers. 

Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer! What’s the catch?

Also, starting 28th December 2018 all existing and new prepaid customers of Jio will be able to avail the 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer, on the recharge of Rs. 399/-.

So what’s the catch in Jio’s 100% Cashback Offer?

  • You get Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer, only with the recharge of Rs. 399/- plan.
  • You will be eligible for this offer, only if you are a prepaid customer of Reliance Jio (existing and new both).
  • You get this offer in the form of AJio coupon worth Rs. 399/- redeemable over and above AJio’s existing discounts (as stated on Jio’s Happy New Year offer page).
  • However, you cannot combine this offer with any other promotions already offered by AJio (read 7th point under Annexure-A Terms & Conditions).
  • Also, the offer can only be redeemed with the minimum purchase of Rs. 1,000/- on both AJio’s application and website.

How to avail & use Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer?

  • To avail Jio’s 100% Cashback offer, you just need to visit Jio retailers, or Jio.com or use MyJio App.
  • After you recharge your Jio prepaid number with Rs. 399/- plan, within 72 hours – AJio coupon worth Rs. 399/- will get credited to your Jio account.
  • You will be able to find this coupon, under MyCoupons option of your MyJio app.
  • To avail the benefits of this coupon, you need to visit AJio App or website and purchase products worth Rs. 1,000/- and above.
  • Remember that, the purchased product(s) should be part of a single order only and the total price to be paid should be Rs. 1,000/- or above, after considering any other discounts already offered by AJio on the selected product(s).
Please note that Jio’s 100% Cashback Happy New Year Offer is only available for the recharge done from 28th December 2018 through 31st January 2019.
Moreover, the Rs. 399/- AJio’s coupon that you will get should be used on or before 15th March 2019.
Also, you will be able to avail the AJio coupon only once and with a single transaction only.
You will not be able to combine this offer, with any other promotions offered by AJio.
So what are you waiting for? If you are already a Reliance Jio prepaid customer, then grab this offer today.
And yes, Reliance is still giving an offer on Jio GigaFiber, where you will get 300GB of DATA for 90 days absolutely FREE!
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Launched | Triple Rear Camera Phone

Samsung the South Korean giant had announced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) in September this year.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Launched | Triple Rear Camera Phone

And to take the competition head-on with other mobile manufacturers, Samsung has given a special feature at aggressive pricing.
Samsung had launched Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) with a special feature, i.e. “Triple Rear Camera”. With this Samsung has become the first mobile manufacturer to give this feature.

Prices and variants of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Samsung had launched two variants for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) in India.
The base variant comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage capacity. – For the current price of the base variant, you can visit Amazon.in
And the high-end variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage capacity. – For the current price of the high-end variant, you can visit Amazon.in 

Inside & Outside of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is powered by Samsung’s own chipset, i.e. Exynos 7885 (14nm based) which is an Octa-core processor.
Do note that: 14nm based chipset is known for good battery life, smooth user experience, and less or no heating issue.
And the processor is clocked at a speed of 2.2GHz Dual Core A73 + 1.6GHz Hexa Core A53 chipset.
Both the variants – 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage will support MicroSD card up to 512 GB (dedicated slot).
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) comes with an older Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
It has a True FHD+ 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display (2220 x 1080 pixels), with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The mobile also gets a unique “side fingerprint sensor” and this phone will be available in Blue, Black and Gold color variants.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Camera & Connectivity

It’s time now to talk about the special feature of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), i.e. its triple rear camera setup.
The triple rear camera setup has a 24MP wide sensor with an aperture of F1.7 + an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with an aperture of F2.4 and a 5MP depth sensor with an aperture of F2.2.
And for selfie lovers, Samsung has given a 24MP wide sensor with an aperture of F2.0, along with LED flash, Selfie Focus, and Pro Lightning mode.
Connectivity wise Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) includes – Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, FM, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a single speaker and 3.5mm jack.
Also, the mobile gets a non-removable battery size of 3300 mAh without USB Type-C. It comes with the slower and older MicroUSB port for charging.


In a Nutshell:

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) comes with first triple rear camera setup, beautiful display, and good battery life.
However, it comes with an older generation of Android OS (8.0 Oreo) and slow charging port (Micro-USB).

Pros:

  • First triple rear camera setup
  • 24MP selfie camera
  • Dedicated MicroSD slot (supports 512GB card)
  • Beautiful Display
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • Older Android OS (8.0 Oreo)
  • No USB Type-C (slow charging)
  • No IP rating (was available in the A7 2017 model)

Full Specifications:

Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions: 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm (6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 in)
Build: Front/back glass, plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Display: True FHD+ 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display (2220 x 1080 pixels)
Software (OS): Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Processor: Exynos 7885 Octa (14nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2.2GHz Dual Core A73 & 1.6GHz Hexa Core A53)
RAM & Inbuilt Storage: 4GB RAM + 64GB Inbuilt Storage & 6GB RAM + 128GB Inbuilt Storage
Card Slot: MicroSD card slot – up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
Primary Triple Cameras: 24MP, f/1.7 (wide sensor), 8MP, f/2.4 (ultra wide sensor) & 5MP, f/2.2 (depth sensor)
Front/Selfie Camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 (wide sensor with flash)
Speaker: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
USB Charging: MicroUSB 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Battery: 3300mAh (Non-removable)
Available in Colors: Blue, Black & Gold
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How to Identify the Song You Are Listening To?

Does any song get stuck in your head? Or you forgot the lyrics of some latest song and now you are humming it? How to identify the song?

We can easily find people around us, who just hum the unknown lyrics every now and then, as they don’t remember the exact lyrics of a particular song.
What many would do is to try Google it out. The simplest way, isn’t it?
But, does that really help every time? The inevitable answer is “NO”.
So, what’s the best and simplest way to identify the song?

How to Identify the Song You Are Listening To

How to identify the Song?
If you are Android or Apple mobile user, you are in with luck.
The best and simplest way to identify the song for Android or Apple user is, App called SoundHound, which is the best utility tool to identify the song.

SoundHound works like an Eagle’s eye. Its humming recognition tool (Voice Control using “OK Hound”).
It gives you very precise details of the song you’re listening to.
Imagine that you are chilling at the bar with your fellas, where some good music is playing in the background and you like the music and you really want to identify the song.
No worries! SoundHound will identify the song for you. Just install the App on your Android or Apple device and tap it to open or just say, “OK Hound”.
Let your phone listen for a few seconds and that’s it! SoundHound will let you identify the song for you.

SoundHound Android App:

The Android App of SoundHound will start listening to the song. It will record a short sample of that song and will upload it to check.
Within a short span of time, you will get the details of the songs which include the name of the song, artist, genre, lyrics, etc.
More interestingly, the lyrics of that song will magically sync with the song playing and you can literally sing out with the flow.

SoundHound iOS App:

The iOS App of SoundHound can easily be connected to your Spotify account, and it comes integrated with Apple Music.
This App will help you identify the song and you can play the song on the go.
SoundHound also comes with the built-in feature of  YouTube player, which makes listening to the songs or streaming the video songs absolutely free.

About SoundHound:

SoundHound was founded in the year 2005 as an audio and speech company. Earlier it was known as Midomi App; however, in 2009 it was re-branded as SoundHound.
And by the end of 2012, SoundHound had over 100 million users globally and 300 million global users by the end of 2016.
The desktop version of SoundHound is still known as Midomi.
Similar to SoundHound, you can sing or hum a song from your computer or laptop (using the mic) and Midomi will search the song for you.
So, are you still humming and trying to identify the song? Then, it’s time for you to give SoundHound a try.
SoundHound App is available for all Android and Apple users – please find the download links here below:
Friends let us know in comments if SoundHound App works for you. Or, you can also share the details of any other way or App which can be helpful in identifying the songs.
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Nokia 5.1 Plus gets Android 9.0 Pie Update

Thanks to AndroidOne program, Nokia 5.1 Plus mobile has started getting Android 9.0 Pie update.

In August this year, along with Nokia 6.1 Plus; Nokia 5.1 Plus too was announced and from September 2018 onward, it was available in the Indian market.

Nokia 5.1 Plus gets Android 9.0 Pie Update



At the time of launch, Nokia 5.1 Plus came with an older Android OS, i.e. Android 8.1 Oreo; in only one variant of 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage.

Since HDM Global had already released the Android 9.0 Pie update for its Chinese brother #Nokia X5. It was just a matter of time, its global brother Nokia 5.1 Plus to get the Android 9.0 Pie update.

Nokia 5.1 Plus is the global variant of Nokia X5 mobile. Android 9.0 Pie Update was announced by an official of HMD Global via Twitter.

With this update, the mobile will get all the features of Android Pie, along with the latest security update of December 2018.

Price & availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus in India

Although Nokia 5.1 Plus was launched in August 2018 globally, it was made available in the Indian market from September 2018 at a price of Rs. 10,999/-

Similar to Nokia 6.1 Plus; Nokia 5.1 Plus too is exclusively sold online by Flipkart in India.

Flipkart is also offering some cool offers like No cost EMI, additional off on an exchange, and an additional bank discount (limited time offers).

Inside and Outside of Nokia 5.1 Plus

The heart of Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by the Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor. The processor is clocked at a speed of 1.8 GHz (4 x A73 & 4 x A53), along with 3GB of RAM.

This mobile comes with an inbuilt storage capacity of 32GB; with an option of MicroSD card slot, that supports up to 400GB (hybrid slot).

Nokia 5.1 Plus gets an edge-to-edge display of 5.86-inch Full-HD+ at 720 × 1520 pixels, along with 2.5D Curved Glass on both the sides (no Gorilla Glass).

The display gets an aspect ratio of 19:9, along with the famous display notch, which has become a trend nowadays.

The mobile also gets a rear fingerprint sensor and will be available in Gloss Black, Gloss White, and Midnight Gloss Blue colors.

Nokia 5.1 Plus Camera and Connectivity

Nokia 5.1 Plus gets a dual rear camera setup - wherein the primary sensor is of 13 MP, and the secondary sensor is of 5 MP.

The front camera gets an 8 MP sensor, and the camera also gets an #AI feature for better photography.

The connectivity features includes – 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C and FM radio.

Also, the mobile gets a non-removable battery size of 3060 mAh with a 10 Watt charger, instead of an 18 Watt charger, that we saw in Nokia 6.1 Plus.

In a Nutshell:

Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a beautiful edge-to-edge display along with bloat free operating system.

This mobile now comes with Android 9.0 Pie update, with three years of monthly security updates (as mentioned on Nokia website) and two years of OS updates, thanks to AndroidOne program.

Pros:

  • AndroidOne with bloat free and latest Android OS
  • Sleek, compact and beautiful design
  • Good performance
  • Aggressive pricing

Cons:

  • Low-light photography could have been better
  • Misses out on Gorilla Glass display
  • No support to quick charge 3.0 and no 18-watt charger
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WhatsApp will not work with these OS and Mobiles

In February 2016 when WhatsApp turned 7, they shared information that: WhatsApp will not work with certain operating systems (OS) and mobiles by the end of 2016.


So by the end of 2016, WhatsApp had stopped their support for below OS and mobiles.
  • BlackBerry OS & Blackberry 10
  • Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60 & Windows Phone 7.0
  • Android 2.1 & 2.2
  • iPhone iOS 6 and iPhone 3GS
And in 2017, WhatsApp had stopped their services for below OS:
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • BlackBerry OS & Blackberry 10
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and older versions

In June 2018 WhatsApp again informed that WhatsApp will not work from 31st December 2018 on all #Nokia phones running Nokia S40 OS.

And, if you are still using Nokia phones, which has Nokia S40 OS and WhatsApp application is important to you. Then it’s time for you to upgrade your mobile now.

WhatsApp says, they will no longer develop for these OS and you won’t be able to use WhatsApp for these OS and mobiles.
Apart from the above-mentioned OS and mobiles, WhatsApp will not work on the below OS too from 1st February 2020.
  • Android 2.3.7 and older versions
  • iPhone iOS 7.0 and older versions
Since 31st December 2018 is approaching soon, it’s time for you to gift yourself a new Android or iPhone. Before your WhatsApp services are stopped.

A few years ago, Nokia feature phones with S40 OS were in very high demand and today very few people use S40 OS phones.

Hence, users getting affected should be less, after the WhatsApp service is stopped for Nokia S40 OS.

However, if you are using Android phones having Android 2.3.7 and older OS. Or, using an iPhone having iOS 7.0 and older versions, then you still have time till 1st February 2020.

Since, after 1st February 2020 you would be required to upgrade your phone, to then supported the mobile OS for using WhatsApp services.

So friends, do you still use any Nokia S40 series phone? Or is WhatsApp services important to you? Please let us know in comments below.

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Slow Android Phone | Battery Drain Fixed In Simple Steps!

Does your Android phone slows down and becomes sluggish? Are you frustrated while switching between the Applications? Or, your mobile’s battery does not last even for a day?

Slow Android Phone | Battery Drain Fixed In Simple Steps!


If you are facing any of these issues with your mobile, then let us find out the reasons for these and tips to get it fixed.

Reasons for Slow Android Phone & Solutions to fix them:


Unnecessary Apps: Nowadays, Android phones comes with good storage and RAM capacities.

You tend to download lots and lots of Applications (Apps) and don’t even uninstall them, even if you don’t use them.


However do note that, even if you are not using those Apps, they might be running in the background - hampering your phone’s performance and battery’s life.


Solution: If you have any unused Apps in your mobile, then you just need to get rid of them.


To uninstall unnecessary Apps, just go to your Android phone’s Settings> Apps > Click the App not used by you > Uninstall.


This way, uninstall all the Apps which are unused since long. You can re-install them if you want to use them in the future.


Multiple Apps Running: You use multiple Apps at the same time; however, after using a particular app and instead of closing it, you just navigate away from that App which allows it to run in the background.


Also, on devices with the older chipset, lesser RAM and limited storage, running multiple Apps can slow down your Android phone.


Android Operating System (OS) is designed for flexibility and adaptability, and is smart enough to manage the resources for background running Apps.

However, in certain situations, these Apps run in the background which eats up your Android phone’s battery and resources.


Solution - 1: Close the Apps which you might not be using at a particular time, instead of just navigating away from it.


To close the Apps not used, click on the overview button at the bottom of the screen. This is a small square icon at the bottom on the right/left corner (depending on the Android phone model).


Just click this button and you will see the Recent Apps menu on your phone screen.


You will find all the Apps that are currently running in the background of your phone.


You just need to swipe left or right on the app that you want to stop. Or, click on "Close All" to close all the Apps.


Solution - 2: If the App is still running in the background, then the only option remaining is to turn them off manually.

To stop background running Apps manually – we will use App Manager.

You just need to, go to – Settings> Apps and Notifications, or Settings> General> Apps, or Settings> Apps(these options will differ from phone to phone).


Once you see the list of all running Apps in the background, select the App from the list that you want to stop and tap on the Stop or Force Stop button.


Please Note: Stopping Apps using App Manager can cause certain Apps to misbehave the next time you turn it on.

Hence, if it is a system app (Google Services or starts with #Google), then avoid stopping them manually.


Internal Storage Running Out of Space: Android system saves some data on your internal storage known as Cache DATA, to reduce the load time of your website, apps, photos and videos.


In the long run, these Cache DATA fills up your mobile’s internal storage, which makes your phone sluggish.


Solution: To clean Cache DATA from your Android phone, you need to use the App Manager.


Go to the Settings> Apps and Notifications, Or Settings> General> Apps, Or Settings> Apps (these options will differ from phone to phone).


Once you see the list of all Apps, select the App from the list and click on Storage option. Now you will see Clear DATA and Clear Cache options.


Clicking on Clear Cache option will clean up the Cache the particular app has created in your phone’s memory.


However, if you click on Clear DATA option, it will clear all of your DATA from that particular App (e.g. your ID or PW).


This action cannot be reversed, so click this option only after you do the backup of your DATA or if the DATA is not important.

Using Live Wallpaper & Animations: Do you love using live wallpapers on your phone? Or, the animations provided by your Android phone manufacturer?


Using live wallpapers must be cool and this is one of the interesting features in Android Phone.


Similarly, using animations too is fun - with all the transitions and effects that we get with it.


However, using live wallpaper will not only hamper your Android phone’s performance, but it will also reduce your phone’s battery life.


Same way, using system animations too will slow down your phone’s performance, once your Android phone starts getting old.


Solution 1: Just get rid of live wallpaper and go for regular wallpaper instead.


Solution 2: Turn off all the system animations; this will help your phone retain some processing power when you do regular tasks on your phone.


To turn off the system animations, you just need to go to – Settings> About Phone> Software Information> Click 7 times on Build Number and then Developer Options will get activated on your phone.


Then you need to go back to Settings; scroll down till the end – you will find Developer Options just below the About Phone option.


Click on Developer option and scroll down till you find Animation options.


You can turn off all the animation on your Android Phone, and you will definitely see an improvement in your Android phone’s performance and in battery life.


Since it will remove the animations, which are part of the live wallpaper and phone’s OS (system default animations).


Phone’s OS & Apps Not Updated: Are you one of them, who don’t update their phone’s OS and Apps?


Then, this could also be the reason for your Android phone to be slow, and battery getting drained quickly.


OS or Apps updates are not only for providing new or additional features. It also helps in fixings bugs and improving phone’s overall performance.


Solution: It is always recommended to update your phone’s OS and Apps, which not only fixes bugs if any, it also improves your phone’s user experience.


Hence, keep your Android phone and Apps always updated!


Fix Battery Drain In 2 Simple Steps:


While performing the above-mentioned actions, you might have seen battery usage details for each app.


However, it is very tasking to check each app individually if you are having tons of Apps installed on your Android phone.


The easiest way to check what is draining your phone’s battery – just go to Settings> Battery, Or Settings> Device Maintenance> Battery (different phones will have different options with a slightly different name).


You just need to go to the Battery option of your phone.

You will see the list of all Apps using the battery; some Android phones will also show how much battery % is used by which particular App.

From here, you can stop the Apps manually which are responsible for draining your phone’s battery.


Does Battery or RAM Booster Apps Help?


Avoid using Battery or RAM booster Apps - You may believe it will help optimize your Android phone’s battery or RAM.


However, these Apps continuously force-close background-running Apps, which will certainly drain the battery more, instead of saving it.


Since, these Apps are required to run in the background, to monitor the Apps continuously using a phone’s battery & RAM.


Nowadays, most of the Android phone manufacturers provide their own proprietary battery and RAM optimization options. You can use this option instead.


For Samsung mobiles, you can go to Settings> Device Maintenance and click on ‘OPTIMISED’ button.


There will be different options for different Android phone makers, which you can use to boost your Battery and RAM.


Do you believe that Booster Apps will help you optimize your Android phone’s Battery and RAM?


Or, should you use proprietary Battery and RAM option? Let us know in the comments below.


In a Nutshell:


·                  Uninstall unused Apps and delete unnecessary DATA from your phone.
·                  Close the Apps running in the background when needed.
·                  Avoid using live wallpapers and disable system animations.
·                  Always keep your phone’s OS and Apps updated.
·                  And avoid using Battery and RAM booster Apps.

Even after following the above actions, if your Android phone is still running slow and the battery drain issue is not resolved.


Then you should consider performing Factory Data Reset.


Do note that: Performing Factory Data Reset will wipe out entire data from your phone. And it will be like a new phone after performing this action.


Hence, before performing this action, remember to backup all your important data, as this action is not reversible.


To perform Factory Data Reset, you just need to go to Settings> About Phone> Reset> Factory Data Reset


In case, none of these solutions resolve your issue - then it’s time to gift yourself any of these new mobile!


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